4 days ago

Updated 20 min ago

Blasted Skunks!!

Family of skunks having a party in my front yard!

  • VPGirl New to AP

    I think my cats upset them even though they are inside and couldn't get to the skunks anyway. I think a couple of good sprays were done outside my front windows. Had to close them and use the AC.

  • MetroCyclist Food Crazy 9YR Inde Park/Albany Park Resident.

    My home was full of critters when I bought it several years ago. We had rats, squirrels, pigeons, and possums! I too found good information about using Fox urine to scare away critters. Instead, I harvested the unlimited supply of fresh urine from my dog!! Yep, I poured fresh dog...

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    My home was full of critters when I bought it several years ago. We had rats, squirrels, pigeons, and possums! I too found good information about using Fox urine to scare away critters. Instead, I harvested the unlimited supply of fresh urine from my dog!! Yep, I poured fresh dog urine in all the nests and trouble areas, as well as, around the perimeter of the lot. It took mere minutes to scare off all the critters. They literally ran out of my property in fear.

    Then things went full circle. Unfortunately, by beloved dog had to be put down a year ago due to bone cancer. It took only a couple of weeks for all the critters to come running back. A squirrel ran into my house when I left the door open and the skunks began cruising around my lot nightly...and of course the squirrels went nuts too. Again, I harvested my new rescue dog's urine and again it worked like a charm.

Sep 15

Updated Sep 17

Just curious....

I've noticed these old "street signs" at the corner of Pulaski and Avondale for a long time now. Anyone know the history behind them? What they mean? Just curious!

Sep 16

St Bens Garage sale

Gargantuan garage sale at St Bens today, Irving Park and Bell. It's gonna be packed and very busy. Bring cash and patience. Park 2 blocks away and you should be fine. Lots to buy, you'll save huge $$.

Sep 13

Updated Sep 14

Selectively homeless "train-hoppers" in Avondale

Has anyone else seen these guys near the corner of Kimball and Melrose? Caught one of them defecating in a dumpster by my house and the other night one of their dogs was wandering around my yard.

Attempted to get them to vacate but they got aggressive and threatened me with a bunch of nonsense. Contacted the cops whose advice was "buy a gun or move out."

Any of y'all dealt with these folks before?

Aug 25

Updated Aug 26

Loud reports or fireworks...

Could've been 2 loud high powered reports just now 1938hrs Friday night, west of Central Park and berteau. Anybody else?

  • I heard it as well. Sounded more like a double-tap than the firework sounds I've become accustomed to over the summer.

  • We had fireworks over here by Albany and Grace last night too around 2100hrs. Our nephew looked at us and said, "what day of the year is it?" Then when I got up this morning and let the dogs out the whole yard smelled of fireworks sulfur.

Aug 12

Updated Aug 18

Urgent dog foster needed

I saw a dog named Greta posted on FB last night. I see a lot of these posts, unfortunately, but for some reason this touched my soul. I cannot foster at the moment (have in the past) but felt the need to network this girl.

She is at Chicago Animal Control right now. There is a video of her and she is super sweet and terrified. She is "rescue only", which means a pet rescue organization has to go get...

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I saw a dog named Greta posted on FB last night. I see a lot of these posts, unfortunately, but for some reason this touched my soul. I cannot foster at the moment (have in the past) but felt the need to network this girl.

She is at Chicago Animal Control right now. There is a video of her and she is super sweet and terrified. She is "rescue only", which means a pet rescue organization has to go get her and then will place her with a foster home.
She has very little time left. Perhaps a day, if that? I have no answers to any questions, so if you're interested call Animal Control. show up. Contact your pet rescue that you foster with. Quickly. This poor girl.

  • MetroCyclist Food Crazy 9YR Inde Park/Albany Park Resident.

    Try reaching out to Sheri Berliner from Www.Petraits.Com . She is awesome and does amazing work with fostering and adopting dogs.

  • Thank you! I sent an email. I doubt Greta is still alive but it's worth a shot :(

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