Easter Celebration… Dog Style

With the help of the lovely weather we had last weekend here in Chicago, Saturday’s Doggy Egg Hunt at Logan Square Park was by far one of most fun-filled afternoons I’ve had with my furry friends in awhile! There were anywhere from 30-40 dogs in attendance with both owners and plenty of children at their sides. The day started off with some quick sniffing between noses and butts (aka introductions) as we were anxiously waiting for more of our four-legged friends to arrive. You would never believe it but over 2,000 toys and treats had been spread out around the park, all for us! 2,000 split 40 ways – we got our fair share of pre-Easter Brunch for the day, trust me!

Upon stuffing our salivating mouths on the egg hunt we continued on to the Doggy Egg Race – which was hilarious for us dogs. We had a blast with our owners on this one – tugging them here and there at the end of the leashes – while at the same time watching them weave in and out of cones, concentrating so intently on keeping that egg on their silver spoon until the finish line. What a joke! As for us pups, we enjoyed the high energy activity and cheering from the bystanders in the crowd – half the time we didn’t even know if our owners had dropped the egg 10 feet back or not.

And the fun didn’t end there – Musical Hoops was set up next – essentially just musical chairs where we had to sit still within a hoop once the music stopped. Competition was a little tough for this one especially since we were still hyped up from the previous Egg Race. Separate from all the events there was an agility course set up towards the end of the field were we could play freely with the other dogs and show off some personal skills of our own (high jumps, speed & wrestling… that sort of thing).

Overall the day was wonderful, the event was a great turnout and it was amazing to see how much our owners care about us to take the time out of their Saturday so we could enjoy some quality time with our energetic friends. Logan Square Dog Park has a temporary sign hanging that says “Future Home of Logan Square Dog Park” – soon that’ll be permanent and it’ll be a wonderful, safe place for 4-legged buds like us to hang out after a long day of waiting for our owners to return home from work. Can’t wait until next time!

Winks & Wags,

– Murray

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