Shh, Don’t Tell Fall, But Summer Is Back!

Fall gave summer a swift kick out the door here in Chicago, but for the past couple of days summer has snuck back for a visit.  These glimpses of summer are always brief, so the city comes alive with people and pets eager for one last taste of  summer fun.  Eko and I joined the fray and relived some of our favorite summer activities.

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For Eko and the Yellow Lab, it was love at first sniff.  This doofy puppy broke up the summer love affair, but Eko will always cherish that moment

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It was the first day in a long time that it was actually warm enough for Eko to want some water at the park

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As usual, Eko decided to drink water in the hardest way possible

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After getting riled up by a feisty little guy, Eko still had plenty of energy.  I knew our time was short so we headed over to the beach for the true summer experience

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Eko bounded through the sand and dove into the water, ready to chase after that duck.  He was slightly disappointed that the “duck” was actually a terrier, but he was still happy to chase the little guy around the beach

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And regardless of the season, Eko is always willing to steal a bone or two in order to get other dogs to chase him

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Soaking up the last of the summer sun

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 Eventually we had to leave, but Eko did his best to take as much of the beach with us as possible

Even as I type this, storm clouds are rolling in and the temperature is dropping.  I knew it couldn’t last forever, but we definitely made the most of our time.  Thanks for stopping by one last time Summer, see you next year!

 

19 thoughts on “Shh, Don’t Tell Fall, But Summer Is Back!

  1. What a beautiful Ridgeback! Reading this brought tears to my eyes. I lost my Halley last year on November 5th. It was one of the worst days of my life. She brought me joy and unconditional love for almost 10 years until cancer took her. She also was a gorgeous Rhodesian Ridgeback. Cherish every moment with Eko. <3

    • Thanks so much – our time with our pets is so short, but they give us their all so it’s up to us to do the same. It sounds like Halley was well loved and lived a full life – what more could you want? Glad Eko could bring back fond memories of a great friend – now excuse me while I go give him a big hug for the both of us!

  2. Jerry and I are definitely not used to the fickle midwest weather. We woke up to 71 degrees and by noon it was 50 degrees with a biting wind. This morning we awoke to 38 degrees. I don’t know why, but Arri hates the wind. It makes us laugh seeing her turn her head trying to make it stop blowing on her butt. Ha!

  3. How great the Eko is such a friendly dogs dog! Love the play bow – always one of my favourites.
    We are supposed to be in Spring here and the last couple of days have been Cold and Rainy. I was wondering who had stolen our summer – now I know – it was YOU! Definitely you, cause as you say the cold is coming back, so, miraculously, is our sun and warmth. Thanks for returning it :D

    • The play bow is my absolute favorite move from any dog because you know it means that some serious play romping is about to go down! Thanks for lending us a couple sunny days :-)

  4. That is one crazy looking black puppy and he’s being a real budd-in-ski. His eyes are wacko, too much Sun? Well how lucky are you all there in Chicago, even if it was fleeting. I am so envious too that you have that beach to hang on, that would be crazy awesome. Too bad the blonde babe got away, she was really cute and was giving Eko THE look for sure.

    • Right!? And now that the cold is back the summer romance is over…oh well, Eko is young and still has plenty of time to find love.

    • That is a GREAT idea for a costume – if Eko’s costume wasn’t already en route I would absolutely use that idea. In fact, I may just do it anyway – thanks!

    • Did not see this – but I am amazed that the dog could survive something like that! Good to know Kabang (love the name) is getting the royal treatment – we’ll have to send her a get well card. Thanks for sharing.

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