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Autumnal Tips by Chili D. Dog

October 9, 2013

When it comes to food, nothing's more autumnal for an American pup than apples. Whether in the form of pie, crisp, or cider or straight from the tree, make sure to have plenty on hand (or head) this season.

When it comes to food, nothing’s more autumnal for an American pup than apples. Whether in the form of pie, crisp, or cider or straight from the tree, make sure to have plenty on hand (or head) this season.

October 8, 2013

Boot weather has arrived! Try short boots in fun fall colors; I highly recommend this year's "it" color, plum.

Boot weather has arrived! Try short boots in fun fall colors; I highly recommend this year’s “it” color, plum.

October 7, 2013

With the mornings growing colder and the sun rising later, it's okay to sleep in once in a while.

With the mornings growing colder and the sun rising later, it’s okay to sleep in once in a while.

October 6, 2013

Patience, gentlemen, and soon you will have the perfect Halloween beard as well. Plus (bonus winter tip) if you can stand it until Christmas, you may have a shot at playing the big guy in the red suit at the family Christmas Eve get-together.

Patience, gentlemen, and soon you will have the perfect Halloween beard as well. Plus (bonus winter tip) if you can stand it until Christmas, you may have a shot at playing the big guy in the red suit at the family Christmas Eve get-together. (Photo courtesy of Therese Cebulski)

October 5, 2013

Autumnal Tips by Chili D. Dog: Gentlemen, if your Halloween costume requires facial hair, it's time to start growing. Don't be embarrassed if it's a bit sparse at first; give it some time and pretty soon you can be full-on Duck Dynasty.

Autumnal Tips by Chili D. Dog: Gentlemen, if your Halloween costume requires facial hair, it’s time to start growing. Don’t be embarrassed if it’s a bit sparse at first; give it some time and pretty soon you can be full-on Duck Dynasty.

October 4, 2013

Time to finish up those summer brews and make room for the seasonals. No matter what the male human says, IPAs will not get you through a Northern winter.

Time to finish up those summer brews and make room for the seasonals. No matter what the male human says, IPAs will not get you through a Northern winter.

October 3, 2013

Winter will be upon us soon enough, so enjoy these last gasps of summer with a barbeque with friends. Conversational topics are up to you, though Janet and I highly recommend a spirited debate on Walter White vs. Tony Soprano as the archetypal anti-hero.

Winter will be upon us soon enough, so enjoy these last gasps of summer with a neighborhood barbecue. Conversational topics are up to you, though Janet and I highly recommend a spirited debate on Walter White vs. Tony Soprano as the archetypal anti-hero.

October 2, 2013

As the days become shorter, take time to enjoy the sun and store up that Vitamin D.

As the days become shorter, take time to enjoy the sun and store up that Vitamin D.

October 1, 2013

The best pumpkins can always be found through copious amounts of sniffing.

The best pumpkins can always be found through copious amounts of sniffing.


ChiliBioChili D. Dog (a.k.a. Chili D. Paprikash Evans of the Highland, a.k.a. Stilts, a.k.a. Whiny McWhinerton)  is a renowned expert in all things autumnal. Residing in Chicago, Illinois, with two fall-loving humans, Chili enjoys sleeping in the sun, long walks (and swims) on the beach, fine cuisine, and stimulating conversation on Chi-town politics.

7 Comments leave one →
  1. bullski permalink
    2 October 2013 6:10 pm

    Dear Chili D.,

    I am having problems identifying the quality pumpkin ales. Given your heightened sensibilities toward pumpkins, can you help me out?

    –D.A.D. in Marietta

    • Chili D. Dog permalink*
      3 October 2013 12:05 pm

      Dear Georgian Father,

      As soon as I can convince the humans to switch to seasonal brews, I will be delighted to assist you with this highly important autumnal decision.

      Kindest regards,
      Chili D.

      P.S. Please excuse the incorrect photo on this reply. The female human is very protective of her WordPress account.

  2. Thea permalink
    2 October 2013 6:31 pm

    Nice to catch up with you here Ms. Whiny. My chicago happiness lives on and today you made my day. oxox

    • Chili D. Dog permalink*
      3 October 2013 12:10 pm

      Dear Far-Flung Friend,

      I am glad you are enjoying my tips, despite the palpable absence of the autumn season in Cambodia. We miss you and your family around here. Please give your little one a hug from me! (I would say a lick from me, but I understand that humans are not so fond of receiving licks as signs of affection.)

      Chili D.

      • bullski permalink
        3 October 2013 12:18 pm

        However, Chili D., might I remind you that licks from you tend to be non-negotiable, especially after one applies sunscreen or lotion.

      • Thea permalink
        6 October 2013 10:14 pm

        Glad to hear that you miss us too. We are following along. Please keep up the great spirit. It is contagious. Much love from a far! 🙂

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