The low part was when this one guy told us that he has two dogs ready for Ms. M and Mr. B to fight. He was really shocked when we declined his offer and asked why we don't fight them. Ms M just wanted to get away from him, so she pulled us across the street. It's easy to say we wanted to be like Nancy Drew to bust this guy, but in reality, we didn't know what this guy was on and how dangerous he really was. Miss M was already getting bad vibes from him, and he was acting a bit crazy and erratic. We looked around for a police officer and couldn't find one and thought about calling 911, but we realized that it would have been futile because he only solicited for a fight. We are planning on attending this month's CAPS meeting to bring up this and other issues regarding dogs in the neighborhood.
Thursday, July 1, 2010
Chicagoing: Green Music Festival
Since this is our first real summer vacation weekend in Chicago, we want to start off right by going to as many city events as we can, like the Chicago Annual Pride Parade. While taking the pooches on a walk, we noticed that they were closing a major Chicago street for what looked like a neighborhood festival, which turned out to be the Green Music Festival. We love our neighborhood and welcome anything that brings business and people into our neighborhood and hopefully change the stereotype of where we live. After one of our walks, we took the pooches to the festival to check out the music and bites from some of our neighborhood restaurants. Though we have lived in this area of Chicago for sometime, we elect to eat in most of the time, so we rarely get to enjoy the local fare. Apparently a lot of our neighbors have decided to do the same thing, because it seemed like everyone was out with their pooches. Since it was quite warm and we already went on a long walk, the pooches were really beat. However, Ms. M had enough energy to say hi to some new people. The highlight of the walk was meeting these two beautiful American Bulldogs and this Mastiff. Though we did not stay to hear the bands that night or the next day, the festival was so close to our place, that we could hear the music clearly from our porch. It was nice to enjoy dinner outside, while listening to some live music from the comfort of our patio. It felt like we were picnicking at Millennium Park or Ravinia, well not quite.