This Little Doggy Went To Market

I love visiting downtown Chicago, especially during the holiday season. Unfortunately, since Eko is not allowed on the El (subway system) it means that I have to drive downtown if I want to bring him.  And if I drive downtown then I have the dreaded task of figuring out where to park.

Last week, when I planned a trip to Chicago’s Christkindlmarket, I figured there had to be an better way to find a spot than driving around in circles for hours or paying a lot of money.   And I figured right.


Parking Panda is an app I found that lets you find and reserve parking ahead of time

Eko found a spot right by the market for much cheaper than what I paid last year.  I booked it and we were off in no time. Nice app to keep handy for future trips downtown

rhodesian ridgeback, dogs, adventure, chicago, pet friendly, dog blogThe market is pet-friendly, but Eko wanted to double check with security

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Eko has a discerning eye so he helped me check out some potential presents

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The fragile stuff was pretty to look at, but Eko’s big tail has been known to do damage so we admired it from afar


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The eternal flame in Daley Plaza is a popular attraction with all sorts of locals

rhodesian ridgeback, dogs, adventure, chicago, pet friendly, dog blog“Room for one more?”


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The real Santa loves pets, but unfortunately his stand-in in Chicago does not

 

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Nevertheless we had a great time walking through the market and gearing up for the holidays

I’m probably gained about five pounds on Thanksgiving, but hopefully keeping up with Eko as we sprint towards Christmas should help with that.   Hope everyone had a great holiday!

28 thoughts on “This Little Doggy Went To Market”

  1. Looks like a lot of fun. We were allowed at Christmas Markets in Germany, but not here in the Twin Cities, major bummer. That parking panda thing sounds like an awesome idea!

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  2. Aw, I was sent over here by a commenter on my blog because I just talked about my Rhodesian Ridgeback, Zola! Eko looks absolutely adorable, and I love all the adventures he seems to be having. It’s possible I am swooning just a bit over here.

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    • A Ridgeback puppy is mayhem enough, but add a serious medical accident and an impulse salvage car project and you have a recipe for some seriously crazy times! Seems like you took it all in stride though.

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      • I’m glad I’m not the only one who feels that way about Ridgebacks 😉 So cute though. I guess all those warnings on the internet about how they’re not the ideal “first dog” were actually somewhat valid. Who knew.

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