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August 13, 2015

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 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.

Comments for Summer Loving

  1. you have a purrfect summer when you are together, even when it rains. Easy would like the mud hole… but I think it would end in a disaster, because he would refuse to take a bath in that lake :o)

  2. What a great day. There is an adage something like any day fishing is a great day. I think it should be any day spent with my dogs is a great day.

  3. Victoria says:

    sweet summer days -nothing like them and nothing like the joy you get having fun w/your pups on those days

  4. KarenS says:

    Well said Will. We all seem to forget that one simple idea. Thanks for reminding me! 🙂

  5. Emmadog says:

    Fun together is the best. Since we have our own version of Penny, we know how fun it is to watch. We have loved the cooler summer as none of us like the heat. Still time for many adventures before our favorite friend, old man winter, returns.

  6. Kismet says:

    I’d get Eko and Penny outta there NOW! You wouldn’t want to know what happens to strawberries that go into a strawberry preserve.

  7. Gorgeous photos! Reminds us of a park here outside of Portland where we love to take the dogs to run, and run, and run some more!

  8. This sentence says it all (It’s about filling that time with as much joy as possible) and that last photo is the exclamation point on it. 😉

  9. Neeka and Khoi are envious! Look at all that green. We seem to be living on the flip side of your world. The summer temperature here has been too hot for the dogs to stay out longer than ten minutes (and the nearby lake is more of a mud puddle now), whereas, during the winter and spring, they’re out kicking up their heels all day. Your poor pups were snow bound for months. They deserve as much beautiful weather as they can get. Soak it up!

  10. Cupcake says:

    The water picture tells it all. Those kids…..

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

  11. coastingnz says:

    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

  12. fredrieka says:

    you know your having fun when your tongue is hanging to your knees

  13. what a fun time and great photos

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