Archive for October, 2008

Special Devil Dog Ghost Tour

Sunday, October 26th, 2008

Ghost Tails TourDress up the pups and head to Two Bostons, Naperville, for Halloween treats on Thursday, October 30(10AM – 6:30PM), then have some spooky fun on the final Ghost Tails Tour. (Reservations must be made in advance!) While you are there, get last minute costume ideas, solve Burton’s costume dilemma (posted earlier), and win $20 Burton Bucks!

Halloween Costumes Past

Friday, October 24th, 2008

What’s my costume?guess-what-my-costume-is.jpgBurton is still undecided about a costume for Halloween. He has asked for help from readers–either suggestions via comments to the blog OR photos emailed to him at The reader with the best suggestion will receive $20 Burton Bucks. Burt loved the costume he is modeling and wore it to “trick or treat” a few years ago. He was disappointed that no one guessed what he was wearing. Can you? The first person to guess correctly gets $5 Burton Bucks!

Hint: Click on the first picture to enlarge.

Burt’s Halloween Costume Options

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

superman-samson.jpgsparkles-spanner-halloween.jpgHalloween is fast approaching and Burt can’t decide on a costume. Can you help him out with suggestions? The person posting the best suggestion (or sending the best picture to will win $20 Burton Bucks to spend at participating advertisers of The Chicago Pets Directory.

Two readers have already sent pictures. If you like their ideas, please vote by sending your comments.

P.S. There is a bonus if anyone recognizes the “cheerleaders.”

Burton Negotiates Framing Discounts for Dog Art Challenge

Monday, October 20th, 2008

“Shake” On ItBurton Inks DealBurton inks a deal with Kevn Colbert of Colbert Custom Framing to offer 50% discounts on stock mouldings to anyone framing a Dog Art Challenge piece at Colbert. As an added bonus, Colbert will convert a photo of your choice (jpg file) to an 8×10 canvas. So, you can have a great picture of your doggie artist, or his work, on canvas while helping your favorite charity. The sample frames in the picture are just part of the great selection in stock at Colbert. With three locations in Aurora, Geneva, & Napervile, you won’t have to drive far to frame your masterpiece.

First Entry in Dog Art Challenge for Charity!

Friday, October 17th, 2008

jrt-stampede-blob.jpgBurton received a picture of the first entry for the Dog Art Challenge. YEAH! The masterpiece, titled “JRT Stampede.” was created by a trio of Jack Russell Terriers owned by Mark Pastor or Mark Pastor Photography. Notice how each dog “signed” their work. Pretty cool, huh? Learn more about the Challenge, get inspired, and don’t forget to send a picture of your masterpiece.

Messenger Marsh Dog Park Opening

Monday, October 13th, 2008

nullWhile the weater is still warm and the fall colors showing, you may want to head out for a long walk with your dog. Burton suggests considering a new dog park at Messenger Marsh, part of the Will County Forest Preserve system. Located just south of Rt 7 in Homer Glen, the park is is new with plenty of fenced area to play as well as trails and walking areas. Annual cost for the dog park is $25 for Will County residents and $50 non-residents (other discounts and daily fees may be available). Applications may be downloaded from the Forest Preserve Website. Hundreds of folks & their dogs had a great time at the grand opening last weekend inspite of a little rain.messenger-marsh-dog-park.jpg

Cover Pet & Best Adoptee of 2007, Skipper, enjoys Bellyrubs!

Thursday, October 2nd, 2008

skipper-brk.jpgThanks to Tom at Kramer Photographers for the great shot of Skipper, Best Adoptee of 2007, on October’s cover. Since being adopted, Skipper earned his Canine Good Citizenship award through preparation classes and testing at The Bellyrub Klub. When Skipper isn’t pursuing his modeling career, he enjoys playing and hanging out there. And, of course, getting bellyrubs!