This part is inspired by Christy's post about her adorable running buddy, Cola. I think CB is Cola's brother from another mother. Haha
I got CB from the Greenville, SC humane society after Walking into the puppy room and looking into his amazing eyes. I was surprised to see a pure bred border collie at a shelter- but was so happy because I knew the breed and knew he would be a good fit for my active lifestyle.
He was 10 weeks old when I got him and had a very rough life until the day we met and i adopted him. Poor guy was skin and bones, aggressive towards dogs, and very scared of men.
Over the past (almost) 7 years he has overcome many of the demons from his early life. When I took him home, I didn't know that he would become such an integral part of my life- as running buddy, best friend, therapist and barking machine. I can't imagine life without him. (we've lived in 4 states and 2 countries- USA and Mexico).
My exciting walk home
I sometimes walk by the occupy Chicago protestors to see what they are up to on my way home. Today, I stumbled upon 2 protests.
Earlier in the day a local union was staging a demonstration and civil disobedience act. This was the view of their demonstration from my office. There ended up being about 1000 people involved. When I started walking home I figured it was over. I was wrong.
The union had marched to where occupy Chicago was and I was now in the middle of it all. It was kind of cool seeing a peaceful demonstration going on though.
It looks like night, but I took these photos at 5pm. I seriously hate these shorter days.
The crowd was chanting "we are the 99%!" and it became an earworm for me. :(
I'm not sure what the union wanted, and I'm still not sure what the occupy Chicago people are protesting. I don't get why they are protesting corporations and banks when there is far more greed, waste and injustice in the government. Ah, but who am I to judge? I hope they figure it all out soon because it will start snowing any time and it will be such a drag to be protesting in freezing snowy conditions.
And that was my exciting walk home. Oh the joys of living in a big city...
What's going on this weekend? Anything exciting?