Monday, December 23, 2013

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

Our first Christmas in IL. It's not that easy to find a place to cut your own Christmas tree in the Chicagoland, surprisingly. Snowy day in McHenry county and the place didn't have a very good selection of trees, but we found the one for the year: a colorado blue spruce.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Moved to a House

After spending about 6 months in a one bedroom apartment, we finally decided that we needed more space for Eddie and Oliver. The apartment we lived in was ok, but not very pet friendly. They have dedicated building that allows pets but hardly any grassy area to walk them. We initially chose this place because we needed something fast and this place has availability and allows large dogs. Now we decided that the place is not enough for us and we needed to find a bigger place.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Labor Day in a Dog Park

This Labor Day is probably one of our first long weekend since we moved to Chicago area almost 6 months ago and we decided we were going to visit a good dog park. We have not been able to find a good dog park in this area. Most of them are small, don't have separation between small and large dogs (which cause troubles for some of the shy, small dogs or the big, more aggressive dogs) and cost a fortune despite the poor amenities they offer.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Dog's UTI

Got my first encounter with dog's UTI today. It started with me noticing some yellow spots on our bed sheet right where Oliver likes to park himself when he is on the bed. I changed the sheet and the same thing happened with the new sheet, so I thought something must have been going on with Oliver, I suspect UTI (urinary tract infection). I then started noticing him licking himself more often than usual and his private part seemed to be always wet.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Summer Heat, Cool Apartment

Wow, how time flies! It's summertime in Chicagoland and boy, last week was hot hot hot!! The high temperature was in the upper 80's/lower 90's through the week and it even reached upper 90's last Friday.

Needless to say, Oliver and Eddie didn't spend much time outside last week. They laid around in the apartment all week long, where I made sure that the AC were cranked up high so they could stay cool inside. Water was another important thing. I forgot to refill their water bowl one morning and when my husband got home, Oliver was almost dying of thirst with his tongue hanging out :( Poor doggie, good thing he was fine and just lapped as much water that hubby just poured to his bowl as he could. Definitely will make sure that that doesn't happen again!

It's getting cooler over the weekend, although it was still in the mid 80's during the day. It also rained quite a bit, cooling everything down nicely. We were just being lazy this weekend, lounging around in the apartment, watching tv and taking many naps! :)

Friday, April 26, 2013

Moved to IL !!

Wow, it's been ages since our last post! We all have been very busy in the past few months since I got a new job in Chicago area and we relocated to the midwest a month ago... woo hoo.. !! We are still settling in, adjusting to apartment living again :( , selling our house in PA and locating all the basic needs for the entire family (including the dogs, of course :) ).

Things have been fun so far, we found a new daycare place for Oliver and he enjoyed it! It's a bit more expensive than what we used to in PA, but apparently IL is a more expensive state compared to PA in general! Just when you think you are moving to a more affordable midwest area... oh well...

In any case, we'll keep you updated with what's going on. Hope the next post won't take as long :) Stay tuned!