Thursday, September 22, 2011

Things to Do with Your Dog in Chicago: Movies in the Park

 Since our winters are so terrible, Chicagoans really know how to make the most of summer. It's always so great to see everyone out and about, and of course, finding fun things to do with our pooches. This year they cancelled the big outdoor movie series in Grant Park and instead decided to have smaller outdoor movie events in the local neighborhood parks. Which was to our advantage because this meant we could bring the pooches.
We loaded up on Orangina and fresh-baked pastries from the local Polish bakery. And Mr. B made sure to bring his favorite pink toy.
We have found that comforters work as the perfect picnic blanket because they are that much more comfortable. We use a shower curtain liner underneath if the grass is damp. They showed the movie Scott Pilgrim vs. the World which is based on a comic book and stars Michael Cera.It was actually a really good movie. It was funny because Miss M fell into a deep sleep during the movie and was so confused to wake up in the middle of a park on a blanket.
As we're prepping for fall, we realize how much we're going to miss about the summer and all the outdoor activities. But I guess this just makes us that much closer to next summer.

15 comments:

Two Crazy Coaches said...

I bet people loved seeing those two at the movies! Glad they behaved so well and you are able to do that. Hold onto summer as long as you can!

Two Grad Students and a Pittie said...

Amazing, they do this all over NYC as well!

jet said...

That is awesome! We had tickets to an outdoor movie which allowed dogs and was a fundraiser for one of the dog rescue orgs, but that day Bender had his little accident with a submerged stick and we spent all evening at the vet with him.

Sarah said...

The only thing that would make that picnic better is nutella & peanut butter s'wiches!

It's sad that summer is over. I love Fall but am not looking forward to dog walking in the rain!

loveandaleash said...

is it still warm enough up there to sit outside at night without coats? it's already starting to turn down here . . . we have outdoor movies in our backyard in the summertime, and i think we're hosting the last one of the season in a week or two. farewell summer!

Tucker The Crestie said...

I love things like this ... looks like you guys had fun!

Maisie's Mom said...

I feel the same way, you guys. please come back soon, Chicago summer (and don't torture us as much with winter as you did last year)!

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Daisy Dog said...

Oh looks like so much fun !

Benny and Lily said...

Grant Park sure looks like a lot of fun. And those little cookies! Yum
Benny & Lily

Kari in Vegas said...

we love concerts in the park with the pups :)

Kari
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jen said...

What a wonderful way to spend a few hours! It is so great that you were able to bring the pooches to watch a movie with you!

Kate@TwentySixToLife said...

I wish they had something like that near me, that looks like so much fun! Most of the "movies in the park" type things are downtown and don't allow dogs. Does Mr. B carry his pink stuffie down there with him?

Two Pitties in the City said...

Yes, Mr. B grabs his stuffie before he heads out for a walk. It actually gets a bit annoying because he's always racing around looking for it, and we don't always let him take them.

Beth said...

I think Mr. B is too cute with his toys!

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Mary said...

Miss M probably just woke up and thought she was surrounded by her adoring public, the way it should be. I'm not sure if we could get the boys to settle with other people with food around!

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