Suburban Expedition

This past weekend, Sid and I hopped the train out to the suburbs to hang with my family.

First up on our checklist of activities was the La Grange Pet Parade which has been going on for over 70 years and is a big event in my hometown.

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Growing up, my sister and I would march in the parade with our various childhood pets (dogs, rabbits, turtles, and even parakeets) in home-made “floats” which were usually constructed out of cardboard atop a wagon. The parade is also full of other things, like marching bands, town officials, veterans, fire-fighters, the Shriners, and many others. Here are a few shots from the parade, although somehow I managed to miss most of the pets!

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The sun was shining brightly so Sid kept cool in the shade under our folding chairs.

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The paraders were handing out free candy to the kids and treats to the pets, so Sid was a happy camper. I think he got enough free treats to last the rest of the month!

The next day we drove over to Katherine Legge Park, and to our good fortune, there was an event being held in the park for the Hinsdale Humane Society. So, once again, Sid got loaded up with free treats from all the vendors. He also got to explore the creek that winds through the park and cool off his toes.

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And of course we spent lots of time relaxing in my parents’ lovely backyard garden.

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All in all, we had a good time taking a break from the city!

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2 Responses to “Suburban Expedition”

  1. avatar Princess Leah Says:

    Wow, that was a result Sid, a wonderful pawrade to watch and free TREATS!
    Then more TREATS!!!!
    What a great weekend…..and I’m sure your Grandpeeps were generous wiv the TREATS as well?
    They do have a lovely garden to wonder about in, did you get to sit in the longer chairs?
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  2. avatar idaho pugranch Says:

    Wow Sid! you really scored with the treats and what a great yard to wander in
    hugs
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

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