Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Things to Do in Chicago with Dogs: Miss M and Mr B go to the Chicago Fire 'Dog Days of Soccer'

Sophisticated Miss M scoffs at Mr B's exuberance
While you may not expect it, given her sophisticated ways, Miss M is actually quite the athlete. Her webbed feet, tight grip, long arms, and hyper-focused eyes make her quite the soccer goalie. E, who has played soccer since his AYSO days, is baffled by her goalie savant skills and lighting-fast reflexes. For the longest time after adopting her, I lamented not naming her Pele.
So we were all excited to join One Tail for the Chicago Fire's first ever Dog Days of Soccer event.
The event included all types of dogs sitting in a bleacher-lined section with a perfect view of the goal. 
We met up with fellow big-dog friends Blue and Vegas.  
While E has been to every sporting event in the city (even a Sox game!) we believe the Fire staff has to be the friendliest staff in the city. So, so many people came up to talk to us and make sure we were having a good time and the pups were comfortable. 
With his first soccer experience, Mr. B was both amazed and perplexed while watching the action:
While Miss M was sulking, sure she would be substituted in as goalie.
She even protested by choosing to watch the peanut shells on the ground behind her instead of the game.
We all had such a great time, and we're hoping to make it an annual tradition!

In case you missed it:

Also, we used a random number generator to chose the winner of our Ruffwear Swamp Cooler Giveaway:  
Milo and Lisa Marie who said they would: Definitely go on a hike! In California it stays pretty warm through Sept & Oct. So we have plenty of time to put it to good use :) 
Lisa Marie: Please email or message us on Facebook so we can get you your vest!


pibble said...

How cool is that?! The pooches really look like they had a great time!

Liz @ The Shrinking Owl said...

That is awesome. Poor Ms. M.

Anonymous said...

I love this... I'm a little jealous too!

Poor Miss M though I hope she at least had a little fun even though she couldn't be a goalie... But Mr. B looks like he had a really great time!

OG said...

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! FUN FUN FUN! Alas, poor Miss M...she just doesn't understand she's not thought of as the center of the universe all the time...
How great that the soccer team has such great outreach events!
The Brooklyn Cyclones (minor league) have Bark in the Park :)

Corbin said...

Woah! What fun! We don't have many professional sporting events here, but quite a few minor league teams! I've gone to our bark at the park for our local AA baseball team, but have never made it for the pups for pucks hockey event! Maybe this year!

Two Kitties One Pittie said...

This is awesome!!!!! :)

Anonymous said...

They go out more than I do!!! Love it!

Trissi_V said...

Don't worry Miss M, maybe someday you'll get subbed in as goalie!

Two French Bulldogs said...

You guys are hilarious
Benny & Lily

Hannah@Eriesistibull said...

This looks like so much fun! I love the photo of Ms M really reaching to make sure she sees the play!
We took Tess to a Seawolves game (our minor league baseball team) a few months ago for their annual Bark in the Park game and had a blast.

Laura and Hans said...

Mr B looks like he had a blast!! I'm not sure Wilbur would behave at this kind of function as he thinks everything's all about him.

devineopine said...

I have been to Bark in the Park twice at Citifield to see the New York Mets. It is so fun! We got to walk around the warning track on the field. Pablo Sandoval (of the SF Giants) cat called Prince and one of the Mets players (Justin Turner) pet Prince.

Bark in the Park for the Brooklyn Cyclones is this Wednesday (8/28/13) and definitely worth going to if you can!

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