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October 15, 2012

Eko’s New Favorite Season

Summer did not end gracefully in Chicago.  It did not linger.  It died!  About two weeks ago, and with little warning, fall gave summer the boot.  Blue skies were replaced with gray ones, and those gray skies dumped plenty of rain on the city over the weekend.  We love the
Summer did not end gracefully in Chicago.  It did not linger.  It died!  About two weeks ago, and with little warning, fall gave summer the boot.  Blue skies were replaced with gray ones, and those gray skies dumped plenty of rain on the city over the weekend.  We love the rain, but it got so dreary that even Eko would grumble when it was time for a walk.  Luckily, my apartment is equipped with the perfect cure for cold and rainy days – a fireplace!After our walk yesterday afternoon, Eko and I were both cold and soaking wet.  I quickly built our inaugural fire and Eko was thrilled to say the least.

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“Will, I always knew if I kept you around long enough you would do something worthwhile – this fire is awesome!”

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For a good fifteen minutes, Eko basked in front of the fire and dried off

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He then moved back to the couch where we enjoyed an afternoon of doing nothing at all

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Life is good

Rhodesian Ridgebacks are built for warmer weather, but I have a feeling that Eko is going to make it through the fall and winter just fine…as long as I have enough firewood!

Comments for Eko’s New Favorite Season

  1. It is!!!…I like it warm and cozy too…think we are wearing the same “thin” coat ;o)

  2. Doggy loves the cold, he now sleeps on the balcony, he doesn´t care for a bed or blanket, but then he’s like a rug.
    Eko looks so comfy on that sofa.

  3. Eko sure looks like he’s got his spot!

  4. aud says:

    yup, chicago’s summer does this sudden death every year…Eko was mesmerized by the warm fire…so cute. it looks like you three are set for the winter there. loved all the pictures as usual. Thanks.

  5. Ingrid says:

    That’s why we don’t live in Chicago anymore….those gray days really get to me. Stay warm and cozy!

  6. At last you’ve found your raison d’être Will 😀

  7. that is one of the coolest fireplaces I have ever seen. Did it come with the apartment or did you have to purchase it on your own? That is super cozy looking. No wonder Eko loves it!

  8. LuAnn says:

    That fireplace looks inviting. 🙂

  9. Jorie says:

    SO cute. And I’m with you, Will…where did fall go? We seemed to have skipped it entirely! I heard Chicago is getting some high 60s on Tuesday and Wednesday. Just call me Tom Skilling 🙂

  10. Looks like toasty nights are on the menu. Kind of romantic too hey Eko? What a great apartment perk! I used to love sitting at a campfire at the lake…it’s mesmerizing don’t you think?

  11. Eleenie says:

    Great photos, especially the fire gazing pic, he looks all warm and glowing.

  12. M.A. says:

    dont forget **** need his jacket too!! (I think I remember you getting him a nice and proper one up in Canada right??) Might want to invest in some boots for his feet also (yes this sounds ridiculous but im actually serious ) Enjoy your cozy fire with Eko! Dont think Ill ever get Wyatt to curl up in front of one … hed be too busy building snow forts on the deck!

  13. aud says:

    Eko & Will, if you’re considering buying boots for Eko, let me know, I lost my beloved lab in August this year, but he had 3 pairs of boots, 2 pairs were still quite new, they are all of excellent quality and of the special top design. If the snow boots fit Eko, I would love to give them to you. Please let me know:
    bellehaven2005@yahoo.com

  14. Having spent four years at Notre Dame in South Bend, you should be intimately familiar with the atmospheric condition, prevalent in the mid-west known as Perma-cloud. It goes away in the spring.

  15. From what I’ve seen here and there, you have an AMAZING apartment — you and Eko are lucky! We have the requisite gas fireplace that most newer construction has, and I so wish it was a wood-burning one. Bailey is in the process of shedding (again….it actually never stops) his double-coat, but he should be packing on his winter one soon — being half-husky makes this the beginning of his favorite season. Stay warm, Eko!

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