When Stella the black lab lived in Ravenswood with the brunette, we'd take her to the Hamlin Park dog park to play. She'd fetch slobber-covered tennis balls and chase random mutts in circles until she was too tired to take another step. And on a whim, we could stop at any of the other eight North Side dog parks for a change of venue, or stop in the South Loop at a tiny dog run.
On special days, Ol' Stella would go for a swim at Montrose dog beach. It's a special place. Dogs frollick in the shallow water, battle rolling waves and race after other dogs' toys.
But now that we've relocated to the South Side, there's no place for Stella to legally run unleashed with other puppies or take a dip in Lake Michigan, even though we live only a few miles from the nearest beach.
What's up with that?
Here's a list of city dog parks. The only South Side dog park is at 14th Street, and, no, Grant Park doesn't count as the South Side in my book.
Do any of you fellow dog owners think this is just plain wrong?