A Special Tripawds Thank You to Andrew Krichbaum, owner of Pet Necessities, an independent, family owned pet products store located at 4354 Johnson Avenue in Western Springs, Illinois (near the Western Springs train station). Andrew donated gift bags for the members of Team Tripawds participating in the Wheaton, IL PuppyUp Foundation walk this Saturday. (Yes, donated!) I have been a customer pretty much since he opened – although the store is smaller than the chains, he carries premium products and can order pretty much anything you need. I am a big supporter of small, independent businesses and think our communities really benefit from their presence. So, if you live in the area, please stop by Pet Necessities (www.petnecessities.net).