Monday, May 13, 2013

Bingo!

Hi! Dolly here! Finally, the lady I rescued and I got bingo on our bingo card! You may recall that this is all for Gizmo and Finn's Park Day 2.0. Its been a lot of fun playing, and a bit of a challenge! Let's see what I did:


Finding a park 10 minutes from our house was easy! Just at the end of our block is Dickinson Park. Its a very nice little park nestled in an intersection of side streets lined with Arts and Crafts historic bungalows. It has a fun playground that recently underwent a total renovation. It is named after a founding family that built a brick mansion-like home along the park. 

Another park near our home is what I call "my park." It is the park I have been going to since I was a puppy. I live in the city so it is an urban park. Portage Park is very famous, it is 36 acres in size making it he largest park on the northwest side of Chicago. Portage Park came into being in 1913 and is a reference to the route that ran along what is today Irving Park Road that had once been used by Native Americans and fur traders to "portage" their canoes between the Des Plaines and Chicago Rivers.

On Sunday I had the most fun of all! Mom took me into the city to Lincoln Park! This park is really famous, it has a zoo, lagoon and is surrounded by one of the most beautiful neighborhoods in the city. It is just on the other side of Lake Shore Drive and Lake Michigan. Normally I wouldn't get to go to Lincoln Park because its at least 30 minutes from our house, depending on traffic, but I went to meet new friends! Rocco from To Dog with Love was visiting from Atlanta, and Sugar, from Golden Woofs! Sugar the Golden Retriever, lives on the north shore, so we all got together to meet before BlogPaws2013. We got along great! Sugar loves to play ball and run, Rocco is still a puppy so he loves to play, and I love to do both so we got along famously! I had a blast! Lots of interesting art and sculptures, modern and historical, surround the area so I checked out this one!















We really should do a separate blog post just on Lincoln Park, but we are getting ready to go to BlogPaws2013 so this will be our last blog post before the conference. Until then, enjoy my photos from a great day with new friends!





Love, Dolly the Doxie (mix)
xoxox





20 comments:

  1. WOOT! Another great Bingo Dolly...So glad you're playing with us...I saw your photo this morning over on Sugar's blog and think it's super fun that you got to play with her and with Rocco too...That was a great day at the Park!

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  2. Thanks it would never have happened without you and Finn! Guess I better go check out Sugar's blog! Love Dolly

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    1. Woof! Woof! Gizmo was referring to Sugar's FB page. We will do a blog post abut out meet-up on Friday. Just saw Rocco's blog post of our meet-up.
      It was FUN meeting you and mom will see you guys at BlogPaws.
      Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

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    2. Mom figured it out, d'oh! Can't wait to see your blog! Love Dolly

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  3. Way to go Dolly - isn't exploring just the best!

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  4. That is so cool to see all 3 of you guys together at the park! Have fun at BlogPaws!

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    1. I know having a blog helps you make new friends! Love Dolly

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  5. BINGO!!! Woohoo, so much fun. I have heard a lot about Lincoln Park so I would love to see another post on that! Have a great time at the conference!!

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    1. Thanks Finn I'll let the lady know! Love Dolly

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  6. We had so much fun with you guys at Lincoln Park! Love the photos and can't wait to see you again at BlogPaws!
    Your pals,
    Diane and Rocco

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    1. Thanks so much for making this happen! It was so great to meet in person! Love Dolly

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  7. Wow that was fun. Have a great time at Blogpaws and have a terrific Tuesday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  8. Congrat's on your BINGO! Your parks are beautiful. And you got to meet Sugar ~ How pawsome was that!

    Have fun at BlogPaws. Be sure to take lot's of pictures.

    Hugs,
    Lily Belle & Muffin

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    1. I know, Sugar is famous, a real celebrity dog! She is very nice too! Love Dolly

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  9. Awesome, Dolly. You should get a special bonus Bingo for playing with dog blog friends!

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  10. Absolutely PAWSOME Dolly!! Well done.

    Those parks sound brilliant!!!

    Woof

    Groucho

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