Shop ‘Til You Drop

One of my favorite things about Chicago is how dog friendly the city is. Even when places claim to have a “no dogs allowed policy”, it seems to be more of a suggestion than a rule.

In case it isn’t blatantly obvious from this blog, I like to have Lupin around. When I decided to move to Michigan, I was worried we wouldn’t have the same opportunities. There was, however, one place I knew Lupin would be welcome at, that he would love.

So, with promises of adventure we jumped (I jumped, Lupin was dragged) into the car and headed off.

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Partridge Creek is one of my favorite malls. It has many of my favorite stores, great restaurants and gives you an excuse to walk around outside (not that I ever need one).

Lupin got to walk around, meeting other dogs and I got to shop. Pretty sure that’s a win-win.

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Partridge is known for being a dog friendly mall. How it works is stores that don’t mind having dogs put a sticker in their window. You would be surprised how many are not only welcoming but love having dogs there.

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Between the fall blooms, sunshine and smells, I’m fairly certain Lu was in Heaven.

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Whispering “yes, Lupin, your Star Wars collar is a million times cooler than that dog’s boring pink one” in his ear.

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After going in and out of a handful of my stores in pursuit of the perfect lipstick, I figured it was time to throw him a bone. Literally.

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With a bulging bag of treats in hand, we tackled one more lap around and a few more stores.

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After, quite literally, shopping until he dropped, we hopped back in the car and drove (slept) home. I’m fairly certain, I’ve officially found my favorite shopping buddy.

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