Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Sweet Home Chicago

On one of our shows, they focused a lot on a couple that moved to the suburbs but longed to move back to the city. Every so often, family members and such try to pressure us to move to the suburbs, but we can only picture raising our family in the city. We are constantly amazed by how much Chicago has to offer, even during the winter months. Though I have lived in the city for several years before meeting A and the pooches, I have never experienced so much of the city until I had pooches to walk. This mild winter has allowed us to enjoy many aspects of the city including leisure walks to the park for
  people watching, hanging out on park benches with the pooches and

checking out and posing in front of holiday lights.

Especially in our neighborhood, we can enjoy local art on the walls of numerous buildings, street signs, dumpsters, mailboxes, etc., and even on sidewalks and
enjoy all sorts of different cuisines, which are just a short jaunt from our home, plus we can pick up dinner while on our daily walk.

We love how our neighborhood is so vibrant and colorful and there are so many different cultures intertwined in such a small area. Also, even in the winter, we love how we can run into many of our old friends and meet so many new people just walking down the street, including

a whole bunch of tourists visiting our neighborhood or even visiting the city on a pub crawl trolley.

When it is just the four or sometimes five of us, the city offers us a place to take some family photos.

8 comments:

kori said...

I love reading your blog! I have a sweet pitbull as well and absolutely LOVE the city of Chicago! If only I could train my pup to be as well behaved as your 2 pitties! But your tips on training/walking are helping us get there! :)

Two Grad Students and a Pittie said...

WE love how much having Havi has made us explore our city. I never want to leave...Dental Student on the other hand....

Rebelwerewolf said...

Don't give in to the pressure! We live in the burbs, and we have to drive everywhere. =( I wish we lived in the city so our dog walks would be more exciting.

Skinny Fat Kid said...

We too love living in the city but seeing how happy Izzy is fetching in the yard when we go to visit our parents in the 'burbs makes us wonder....

pittiefullove said...

We love living in the city with dogs... there is just so much to do! And I agree, it forces you to explore so much more. Yay city dogs! Love the neighborhood artwork :)

Two Kitties One Pittie said...

I completely agree -- we can only picture raising a family in the city! (Despite some people pressuring us to leave...and the fact that it seems that many of our friends are on that trajectory...). I also love our neighborhood -- it's such a great mix of people to see and places to go!

Emily said...

I prefer city living, too! Since we moved to the middle of nowhere I miss all opportunities we had to take our pups out. Definitely back to Phoenix after the summer!

goosie mama said...

You know, I think it's really a trade off - there are pros and cons to the city, just like there are with the "country." That being said, you all seem to make the most of your city living and it's INCREDIBLY admirable (admira-bull?)!

And I have to shout out to Pittieful Love's comments - these pictures are incredibly interesting, if for nothing more than the sheer amount of "street art" at pooch eye-level!

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