Weezer, The Travel Companion

Finding the best travel companion can be a lifelong quest.

In the winter of 2003, I welcomed a chihuahua puppy into my hectic early-twenties life. Weezer spent most of his young life tucked happily into a bag while I weaved from here to there. He got used to people and places, sounds and smells. He got used to other animals – cats, rabbits and birds. His small size made him easy to pack, easy to incorporate into my schedule and his cool, calm and collected temperament made him welcome everywhere. Over the years, his presence became just assumed. “Where’s the Weeze?” is always a question I hear when I show up anywhere without him.

Today marks the 13th year since his birth in a sleepy central California town. In two months time, on December 20th, we will have been together every day for almost 13 years.

I call Weezer, “The Ambassador” for the way in which I’ve observed people from all over the world accept him. I have been incredibly lucky to share my journeys with such a respectable gentleman. Happy Birthday and Buon Compleanno my friend!

Below I share 13 photos (click for fuller, enlarged version) from 13 years of traveling the globe together!

Chiesa di Sant’Agata dei Goti, Rome, Italy 2015

Chiesa di Sant’Agata dei Goti, Rome, Italy 2015

Parco Del Colle Oppio, Rome, Italy 2010

Parco Del Colle Oppio, Rome, Italy 2010

Panhandle, San Francisco, California 2016

Panhandle, San Francisco, California 2016

California State Capitol, Sacramento, California 2014

California State Capitol, Sacramento, California 2014

Santa Barbara, California 2013

Santa Barbara, California 2013

Venice, Italy 2013

Venice, Italy 2013

Pleasanton, California 2004

Pleasanton, California 2004

Naples, Italy 2016

Naples, Italy 2016

Villa Medici, Rome, Italy 2015

Villa Medici, Rome, Italy 2015

Griffith Observatory, Los Angeles, California 2014

Griffith Observatory, Los Angeles, California 2014

Perugia, Italy 2016

Perugia, Italy 2016

Luxembourg Gardens, 2006

Luxembourg Gardens, 2006

Conservatory of Flowers, San Francisco, California 2007

Conservatory of Flowers, San Francisco, California 2007

 

 

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