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A Taste of Summer

Summer has sights and sounds, but it undoubtedly has its own tastes as well. For me, one of those tastes is ice cream. It can’t be ice cream pulled from your freezer in your air conditioned kitchen. Summer ice cream has to be earned with sweat and savored in the hot sun. We’ve had perfect summer weather here, so Emily and I took the pups for a walk to earn that perfect summer ice cream cone.Rhodesian Ridgeback, puppy, chicago, adventure, blog, dogs, marking our territory

All smiles on a beautiful day

We like a spot about a mile from our apartment called Scooter’s. It’s the perfect distance for a nice walk and it has outdoor seating where we can hang with the pups.

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It’s sweet torture for Eko to watch us eat

To cool the pups off after our walk, I asked a Scooter’s employee if she could refill the water bowl. She did me one better and offered me one of their specialty doggie cones. I have no idea how I missed this last time we went – jackpot!

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The cone was pure bliss for the pups

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Like a couple of true kids, Eko and Penny enthusiastically devoured half their treat and saved the other half on their faces

The people in line at Scooter’s window erupted in laughter and cheers at the Eko and Penny show. I think all agreed the pups had earned their very own taste of summer. We sat for a while longer – smiling, saying nothing, content – forgetting everything but the sweet taste of our treats and the warming rays of the sun.

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Life is good!

Like summer itself, the moment passed quickly, but that’s what made it so perfect. Hope everyone finds their own perfect summer moment – (hint: It helps to have a pet with you!)

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Gwynn loves getting icecream 🙂 there are a few hikes nearby that I specifically do because there’s an icecream shop at the end!

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