I’m so excited for Red, a paralyzed Pit Bull who’s been living at the PAWS Chicago Adoption Center for the past few years, as he’s FINALLY been adopted!! Through my involvement with the shelter I’ve seen him hanging out in his suite at PAWS many, many times over the years. He’s an absolute sweetie who has overcome all odds after being paralyzed by a gunshot wound. Paralysis hasn’t stopped him – he now happily wheels around in his special scooter. Check out this great article from the Chicago Tribune
please consider bringing home a furry friend this holiday season – they’ll bring so much joy to your life!
Monday we attempted to all pass out candy – but after a long wait, no one showed up so we left the bowl out and headed inside to watch tv. Normally we can hear the front gate open but after a couple hours we discovered the bowl nearly empty and realized those little trick-or-treaters must have been rather sneaking to make it inside without even Winston hearing them!
This past weekend we had a wedding in Grand Rapids, MI – on my birthday! It really made for a fun weekend. We were able to go to my parent’s on Friday night to have dinner with my parents, aunt, uncle, sister, cousin and we finally got to meet the exchange student from Italy staying with my parents. Best of all, Winston got to enjoy a weekend out of the city, running and playing on the hill behind my parent’s house. My parents have two rescue dogs, Willie and Sadie, and Winston has a great time hanging out with them.
We spent this past weekend in East Lansing enjoying some tailgating and football at Michigan State and reveling in our first 4th in a row win over University of Michigan since 1962! For my football obsessed husband, this was his Christmas.
Winston opted to stay in Chicago to hang out with his friend Jake.
Here he is enjoying a mimosa during the game…
it was a good game – pretty close all the way through, but once it was clear we had the game in our hands, he was off to bed to relax
There’s not much that Winston loves more than squirrels. He would be happy if we just left him in the park all day and came back for him before bed. He is so funny to watch – gets low to the ground, lifts one of his front paws – and waits, then slowly moves forward a bit and stops again, waiting for the perfect moment to rip my arm off and he goes dashing off toward a tree where the innocent squirrel runs for shelter.
At the end of his time in the park he always has to stop one last time and plop down in the grass – nothing better than grass on the belly
I haven’t done a Winston post in a couple of weeks since our life has been completely consumed by a big construction project so poor Winsie hasn’t really had much fun lately. In fact, he’s not been happy at all. He lived through our original remodel project and we promised he’d never have to do it again, since this time it was out of our control due to a washer overflow in the unit above us, we hope he’ll forgive us for the stress he’s under. He is super skiddish so we just feel awful for him right now. Basically our bathroom and guestroom had to be completely ripped out. No fun at all!
Part of the fun during our weekend at the cabin was observing the beautiful Loon out on the lake. My in-laws new pontoon was the perfect was to float around the lake in hopes of getting close to this little guy. We even got to see him eat a fish – which was pretty crazy watching him swallow it whole! He tipped his head back and choked it down – wild!