Posts Tagged ‘flowers’

Flowers Flowers Everywhere

Sid and I hope you all had an enjoyable Easter weekend. With the warmer weather around here we’ve been able to go out on nice long walks after work. It’s incredible how many flowers are out right now.


In addition to the daffodils and tulips that we saw the previous week, we now saw magnolias and all kinds of flowering trees.



Sid sniffed every one he could reach!


Matchy Matchy


Being a fashion-conscious pug, Sid always makes sure to sport seasonally-appropriate apparel. So as soon as the bright yellow daffodils start opening up, it’s time to break out his coordinating yellow bandana.

Tongue-out Temperatures

We’ve had some really sunny and warm weather here in Chicago which has been lovely. And when the sun comes out, so does the tongue. Well, Sid’s tongue I mean.


So many flowers are in full bloom…


…but no time to stop for a sniff today because we’ve got to get this pug hydrated!


Back to the Pug Slope Headquarters where your pre-cooled water awaits!

Flower Power

Yesterday the sun was shining and the air was warm so Sid and I took a long post-dinner ramble through our neighborhood. We made a point to venture down some streets we’d never been on before.

We were greeted with lovely sights and smells in the form of Spring flowers.


Like bees, we bounced from flower to flower and we eventually ended up at one of my favorite parks, River Park. Sid got to go off his leash and explore on his own for a bit.


After debating which way to go he eventually led us to a lovely spot of the park filled with red and pink flowering trees.


We even found some Lilac bushes which are one of my personal favorites. I had to lift Sid up to smell them though because they are out of normal muzzle reach.


Have you had a chance to see and smell any spring flowers yet?

Signs of Spring

Hi, my wonderful friends!

The other day I was out for a stroll though a little neighborhood park in Andersonville that I frequently enjoy when I came across a very welcome sign of Spring.


My dad told me the bright brilliant flowers were crocuses, and they are usually the second sign of Spring’s approach (the first being the Robins, and they’ve already been back for a couple weeks now).


I got up really close to the flowers to smell them and then all of a sudden one was in mouth and I was chewing it.


What did you expect? You can’t fight your instincts, right?

Mmmmmmm. Spring.

Happy Earth Day 2015



While we appreciate you visiting Pug Slope, Sid and I both suggest you turn off the computer right now and go outside. Enjoy the Spring breezes and bright-colored flowers!

Sid recommends you wear your favorite bandana.

I’m Burnin’ For You

We were lucky to have some amazing weather this weekend which allowed Sid and I to go on multiple excursions throughout our neighborhood. Always wanting to be in style, Sid refused to leave the house until I accessorized him with his favorite bandana – the black one (of course).


As usual, Sid made a bee line for Winnemac Park which was packed with people and pups out basking in the sun. The park looked really different though because it just had its annual “controlled burn” of the prairie areas completed this week.


Although the areas within the rustic fences look desolate now, the burn kicks the plants into action and soon the native prairie plants and flowers will be sprouting up like crazy.


I think Sid was a little perturbed that someone burned all the dried-up plants he liked to sniff and pee on, but it’s difficult to explain the cycles of nature to a pug.

We continued strolling around the blocks that surround the park and Sid started perking up. We journeyed down a few blocks we’ve never been on before, so I think he was psyched to mark some new turf and check out some unfamiliar scenery.


The signs of Spring were all around us. We found tons of brightly colored crocuses popping up in people’s front yards.


Did anyone else get to go on any Spring adventures this past weekend? If so, Sid and I want to hear about it!