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
Parco Del Colle Oppio, Rome, Italy 2010
Panhandle, San Francisco, California 2016
California State Capitol, Sacramento, California 2014
Santa Barbara, California 2013
Venice, Italy 2013
Pleasanton, California 2004
Naples, Italy 2016
Villa Medici, Rome, Italy 2015
Griffith Observatory, Los Angeles, California 2014
Perugia, Italy 2016
Luxembourg Gardens, 2006
Conservatory of Flowers, San Francisco, California 2007