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.
“Will, I always knew if I kept you around long enough you would do something worthwhile – this fire is awesome!”
For a good fifteen minutes, Eko basked in front of the fire and dried off
He then moved back to the couch where we enjoyed an afternoon of doing nothing at all
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!