Big Pupi gives a tour of his territory:
Hi folks! While dad was hard at (home)work on Saturday, my mom and I went on a walk to watch the sun set on my lake - Lake Michigan. We're lucky to live just a few blocks from the water, so it makes our runs and walks super special. Since I've weebled on this land and in this water and therefore have claimed it as my own, I thought that I should be the one to show you around my property.
Here's the marina overlooking Navy Pier, which is like a bark park for humans. Navy Pier has a ferris wheel and all sorts of things that people find fun. I've only been running past the Pier, but dogs are allowed in the outdoor park so I really want to go sometime.
This is Stanislaw's most favorite boat that's been in the marina all summer. He thinks that it looks like the perfect party boat as it provides easy access to belly-soaking water and plenty of sticks to weeble on.
Stanislaw calls this boat "Dad's boat" because of its name. Can you see what it's called?
This is me on the grass by Adler Planetarium. There were 4 brides and grooms and wedding parties there today taking pictures. It has an amazing view of the water, the city skyline, Navy Pier and the marina all at once.
This is the Planetarium from a distance. It's sitting on a little peninsula and is the perfect place to sit and listen to the water. It makes me have to wee!
As the seasons change the waves in my lake grow. They make great sounds and lots of bubbles. I guess these things are what Fenway tries to herd? They don't look herdable to me, but I do find them extremely interesting.
This is my least favorite part of the lake front trail. I LOVE swimming in lakes! Whose idea was this?! I certainly did not agree to have this painted on my land.
Mom and I enjoyed the water for a while. It was hypnotic. Even I fell under the trance of the water music.
All of this water will turn into ice in just a few weeks, so we've got to enjoy it while we can!
This was about the time that I met a few interesting characters. First, I met a little lady cocker spaniel who was tiny and just my size, and she was black and white just like me! We are the same age and we hit it off immediately. I asked her to go steady, but her humans said it was dinner time and that sounded better than a boyfriend to her. Ahh... I could feel my heart beating. A lady that loves feasting too! She lives in my territory and I super hope I see her again.
We also saw some raw pre-feasts. They weren't quite at the feasting stage yet but they still looked delicious to me. Mom had to keep me away from the ledge because I really wanted to disobey the "No Swimming" signs and dive into the lake to catch my dinner. Don't they look juicy?
Here's a photo of your handsome host next to a sweet crab claw I found. I'm allergic to shellfish so I didn't eat it, but it was fun to sniff and carry for a bit. My winter coat is growing in and it's perfect for soaking up loads of dirt and city grime! Notice how my paws are a nice ecru color?
This beach is hiding on the other side of the Planetarium. Stanislaw and I love to stick our bellies in here but we get in trouble when we try to sneak a dip. Apparently it's a very exclusive bi-ped beach that's very prejudiced against us quadrapeds. Whatever! I've weebled in it a couple of times just to make sure they know who it really belongs to!
This is the sunset we saw on the way home. It looked like a rainbow over the city.
When I got home it was way past my usual feasting time so Stanislaw and I ate with gusto and then settled in for a post-feast snoozel. He was pooped from his early morning bark park walk and after my 3-mile trek around town with mom I was a tad tuckered out as well. I guess being a city-bound canine isn't so bad!