Jo’s Monday walk…going to the dogs

Posted: September 9, 2019 in Monday walk
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Downtown Naperville is a happening place at night, not the sort of spot you’d expect to be going to the dogs. But it is, as you’ve seen before. This night my husband and I took a walk, fortified by some amazing gelato. We didn’t share with any of these guys, though.

A dog of a different color, lots of different colors.

Hmmm, maybe a watch dog? πŸ™‚ I half expected this one to take off with a robotic lurch.

Dogs weren’t the only critters out that night. The Hanna Andersson window display delighted me, giving me not only a good laugh but a lot of wonderful memories of reading Dr. Seuss’ books to our girls. The Cat in the Hat, Thing 1, and Thing 2, imps all!

Here’s a patriotic fellow.

Not everything was going to the dogs, though. That would have been a cat-tastrophe! How does the saying go? “Cats rule, dogs drool?” I’m sure they agree.

At night, the fountain I call the dandelion fountain takes on a very different aspect.

And in front of the library, this dapper dog keeps an eye on downtown happenings. Looks as if he’s ready for a night on the town.

for Jo’s Monday Walk

  1. Sue says:

    Green Eggs and Ham!

  2. Su Leslie says:

    Loving β€œrobo-dog”

  3. Thank you for showing these. I love them, and I’m always in awe of the artists who can draw such intricate designs on animals. What a fun event. And, of course, I enjoy your play on words which you do so well. πŸ™‚

    • These dogs and the book benches have been my two favorite public art displays. I guess this will be the last one, as we’ll be gone when they put out next summer’s. But it’s been grand. I’m amazed at the artistry as well.

  4. Leya says:


  5. Ally Bean says:

    How cool! Your doggos are delightful.

  6. scr4pl80 says:

    What a fun place! Love the dressed up dog the best.

  7. JT Twissel says:

    These dogs can’t help but bring a smile to my face. Gelato – yum.

  8. restlessjo says:

    They have such intelligent expressions! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Well, maybe not the Trump dog! Thanks for sharing, Janet.

  9. Fun and entertaining walk and post! You made me smile with all the dogs.

  10. billgncs says:

    do dogs have humopomorphism when they see a human statue ?

  11. Prior... says:

    I like the way you wrote the transitions throughout the post –
    photo to photo
    the art dogs are cool – great idea and our town had art dogs some
    Years back – a little different tho – and that fountain- love it

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