Tomorrow afternoon, we are Montreal-bound for 11(ish) glorious days of eating. And family time. Now eleven days may seem like an unusually long time to bunk at mom’s (I’m sure it’s just coincidental that Akemi’s interest and enthusiasm for purchasing a condo in the city is inversely proportional to the dwindling days towards our departure), but this time we’ve taken a page out of Japan Travel handbook and purchased a portable wifi for the occasion. No longer will we need to trek to my sister’s place or that quaint little coffee shop in Pointe Claire Village for their free wifi. Ah, chances are we’ll probably still hit the coffee shop but still, it’s nice to know that this year we’ll stay connected.
The airport is only a ten minute drive from our place and the flight itself a little over an hour, so the dogs – who will be flying in-cabin – should be fine. Given my travel experience with them, I’ve come to the conclusion that there is no idea time of day to fly with them. They’re equally well/ill-behaved regardless of when we hit the friendly skies. Lulu straddles the 20 lb weight limit, so here’s hoping a light breakfast and early afternoon poop will do the trick.
Received this beautiful canvas print of our late pug Bubba from blog regular gforce (aka Gary) earlier this week. Gary took the photo when he visited us in Vancouver a couple of years back, a gorgeous shot of Akemi’s “second boyfriend”. Thanks, Gary.
She looks calm and sleepy now but a little under 24 hours, this little powder keg will go OFF when she is reunited with the rest of the Mallozzi pack – my mother’s two dogs and my sister’s three. She may be small, but Suji has attitude. Don’t believe me? Check out this recent heated discussion –
As we head into festive mode, take a moment to send well-wishes to all of our extended blog family, especially those who may be looking at a more difficult holiday season.