Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Good Friends + Tiny Chihuahuas = Great Vacation

Ok, as you know, I spent the last week of May in Vancouver with my dear friend, Angela, her boyfriend, the Dictator, and their two chihuahuas, Minou and Birdie.

I hadn't seen Angela, the Dictator or Minou in FOUR YEARS and hadn't met Birdie at all. I was a bit nervous that Minou wouldn't remember her Auntie Steph and that Birdie wouldn't warm up to me at all. I didn't want to miss out on tiny dog snuggles...

As it turns out, I had nothing to worry about... Minou remembered me:

Minou and me

Almost every morning I woke up to the sound of her running and jumping onto my bed. Her long tail would be whipping around as she gave me a quick slurp on my nose before sneaking under the blankets to sleep by my tummy. Say it with me, "Awwwwwww!"

Miraculously, I woke up the first morning to find Birdie dancing beside my bed, begging to be lifted up. Birdie, the grouchy dog who acts stand-offish and has been known to bite people she doesn't know, wanted up with me!

Birdie and Me

I think it is safe to say that I've earned my title as "Chihuahua Whisperer".


Angela mentioned that we are the kind of friends who will attempt to eat a dozen donuts together... but when your friend makes you breakfast that looks like this:

Waffles for Breakfast

...who needs donuts?

Or when your friend makes Cardiac Arrest Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream:

Blueberry Cardiac Arrest Cheesecake Ice Cream

...and introduces you to Pajos:

Crab Cakes at Pajos

(amazing crab cakes, delicious fries and perfect lemonade!)

...who needs to worry about fitting into their pants? Size 6 is overrated.

These two ate with us, and they don't worry about pants:

Lunch for two at Pajos

Lest you think that all we did on this trip was eat and lay about, I will tell you that we went for walks:

The trail

We chased squirrels:

Minou climbing a tree

We hung out with old friends:

The Dictator cracks a...

Bright and White

and new friends:

Minou, Henry and Birdie.

We went shopping:

My creation

1. Amy Butler Fabric, 2. And then we went to Tarjay, 3. Koigu, 4. Soya Sauce containers, 5. Bento boxes, 6. watch out for the crocodiles!

We sang:

Birdie sings

We sewed:

Holly Hobby Bag


...and we did other things that burned energy:

Minou and Baboon

Henry has a go

...some of us more often than others.


  1. I'm either tearing up or it is allergies either way I miss you. HEY - and I think you paid me back WAYYYY to much money - there seems to be an unending supply of $20 bills in my purse.....

  2. I love that picture of Birdie smiling at you.

    Poor Baboon.

    Admit it: You actually considered putting a picture of you humping Baboon on the internets, didn't you?

  3. Only for a millisecond.

  4. Looks like you had a food filled babboon humping good time! And that is quite a good time!

    Glad to have you back :)

  5. Any holiday involving sewing, yarn, food, small animals and gratuitous pics of hot stuffie lovin' is a good one.

  6. I love the soy sauce containers!
    Glad you had a good trip, and free of airline catastrophes I hope.