My, oh my, we’ve had some wonderful days! The weather has been undeniably gorgeous over the last few weeks in Chicago. It always amazes me; the instant it turns warm outside, people and dogs seem to just appear. I can’t help but think, “Where are all of you during the cold months?”

If you know me at all, you know I’m a lover and defender of animals. They warm my heart on the toughest days; I can’t imagine life without them. So, this week I thought it would be fun to wander around and find dogs to photograph. It definitely wasn’t a challenge, there are adorable furry faces everywhere you look. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did (albeit with a little less wet noses and drool).

Riley is a rockin' awesome bulldog! He hangs out with his dad when he works at the Paw Naturals store.

Hmmmmm...I wonder what it's like to be a cat...

Julio is a playful (and handsome!) German Shorthaired Pointer

Play ball!

"Sheeesh, I wish I'd brought my sunglasses," thinks Izzy the Maltese-Poodle.

As a Jack Russell Terrier, Fiona is all about exploring and investigating what's around her

Fiona soaking up the sun

Chloe is a timid little girl, but she has no problem enjoying the sunshine

Tony: Truly a cool Poodle who loves to socialize with dogs his size

Tony, Chloe, and Fiona just hanging out

Toffee is a spunky Yorkie determined to run with the best of 'em.

Playtime is our favorite part of the day...

Saying hello canine style...

Titan is a tough dude who helps his dad when he's working at the neighborhood pet supply store