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It’s All About Willfredo

On Christmas Eve day, Lisa arrived from San Francisco bearing gifts and her new pup, Willfredo, who has stolen the show since his arrival. Needless to say, Mia is totally smitten with him.


Here is a close-up with Lisa:


Willifredo is about 6 months old. He is at least part Chihuahua, but probably is a mix of something else. He is such a calm little soul. He an Maggie are tolerating each other quite well, but we have had a number of poops an pees. If Willfredo leaves a deposit, then Maggie seems to have to reciprocate – argh!!

He is so skinny and so Lisa keeps him dressed in cute sweaters. Here they are dressed for Christmas eve at our house.


We had a nice supper of tortellini soup and cheeses and meats, crudites and spinach dip, champagne and Christmas cookies.

It is our tradition to open gifts on Christmas eve. This comes from Mr C’s family. Here is Milo looking so adorable as he opens a gift.


On Christmas morning, we had a fabulous breakfast at Stephanie’s. She made big fat yummy cinnamon buns, eggs, turkey bacon, sausage and mimosas. Oh look, a mod log cabin table runner!!


On the way back to our house, we received the Christmas gift of a dusting of snow.


We had a Christmas dinner of pork medallions with port wine and dried cherries, polenta and butternut squash, green beans, butter lettuce, pear and pecans and more Christmas cookies.

This morning I dutifully went to WW to weigh in. there were not many brave souls there. I only gained a half pound. I am happy with that since I have continued to struggle with the head cold and so I have not been walking as much in the cold, rainy weather.

Lisa is out visiting with her Portland friends and I am babysitting Willfredo. Steve took this photo of me and the pups. Everyone say, “Awh!”


I am sitting with my computer and list of things to do and my shopping list as we are getting ready to open our house to friends and neighbors on Saturday. Let the cooking begin!!

2 Responses to “It’s All About Willfredo”

  1. PaMdora says:

    I love the dog sweater! For Chirstmas I got a book of knitting patterns for dogs, but none the designs were that cool. When would I have time to knit them anyway??? 🙂

  2. Judy says:

    Awww, indeed! Poor Maggie does look a bit miffed that Willifredo is snuggling up to her Mommy though!

    I saw your table runner on Steph’s blog the other morning! Looks great at her brunch table.