Summer Loving

Summer arrived late here in Chicago. We sputtered through much of June and July with rain and unseasonably cool temperatures. But recently we caught a string of gorgeous summer days.

It was hot, but not humid. The sky was bright blue and dotted with puffed clouds. Perfect summer days call for summer adventures so I packed the pups up for a trip out to Prairie Wolf Dog Preserve.Rhodesian RIdgeback, chicago, puppy, adventure, dog park

It was pure summer bliss

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Penny went wild in the mud hole

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And Eko cozied up with a few new diminutive pals 

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Did I mention Penny went wild? Imagine that.

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But Eko was right behind her, smiling and romping in the sun

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We stormed across bright green fields 

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We dashed through the meadows

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We relished the bright sun on our backs

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And most of all, we enjoyed spending the day with each other

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Perfect weather with perfect company

August is nearly half over, our abbreviated summer already fading. But as my pups frequently remind me, it’s never about how much time you have with what (and who!) you love. It’s about filling that time with as much joy as possible.

It may have only been one afternoon, but I think we filled it with enough joy for an entire summer.

21 thoughts on “Summer Loving”

  1. Puppy fun in the sunshine. Garden for us and the boys go crazy on garden days – love running around the lawn while we’re pulling out the weeds – they possibly think they are helping but couldn’t say for sure lol

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