Sep 21, 2022

A visit with friends from long ago.

A few weeks ago we got an email from friends we knew from 2009 – 2015. We met Susie and Roger the first winter that we stayed on the Isla. That year we were in RV2.  We have not seen them since as they live on Vancouver Island, but we have kept in touch off and on and thru my blog. In fact at one point Susie briefly entertained the thought to get the third sister of Carlie & Ciela. Reality set in when they realized how difficult it would be now that they live in a condo.

We last saw Roger in Palm Springs in November of 2016. We were on our way to the Isla. Roger and Susie now had a place in Palm Springs for the winter. Susie was still in Canada undergoing some medical tests. Of course their doxie Sara ( named after the Duchess of York) came along for the visit. The last time we saw all three of them together was on the Isla was in March of 2014.

We did see Roger and Sara the next day at another Isla RVers  site in the same Palm Springs RV park that we were in.

So it was so very special to see Susie again yesterday, 8.5 years later. They are on a trip thru BC and stopped in our park for a few days. Both Susie and Ciela look so beautiful.

Neither of them have changed at all, in our opinion. Susie had emailed me that she needed a wine and chocolate fix. She got her wish.

The girls were a little shy at first but once the treats and veggies came out they were happy.

Sadly Sara is now in doggie heaven probably playing with Carmeh and Caeli. The three of them did play on the beach together on the Isla.

This is Sara getting a wee massage their RV. It appears that all dachshunds love massage therapists and massages, even our chocolates.

After an extensive happy hour we moved on to pizza for the main course. We had so much to talk about and there was a great deal of laughter.

These two always have a fun time.

We had some yummy mini chocolate eclairs for dessert. It was difficult to say goodnight. They are very special friends.

Roger & Susie have many friends to visit but we are hoping for another few hours together. Susie needs more chocolate 😎



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8 Responses to “A visit with friends from long ago.”

  1. Susie says:

    Oh my Contessa you really found some wonderful photos and memories. Made us feel so special. Especially our wonderful visit in your beautiful.home on the lake. The chocolate and wine was greatly appreciated.

    • Pauline Watson says:

      I just want to say thank you for passing on Sequoia (the third sister). She has been a true blessing to me and our family, she’s one of the best things to have happened out of the past 20 months. 🙂
      Also getting to know Colin, Contessa, Carlie & Ciela. 🙂

      I hope when the time is right for you that you will be blessed again with another doxie.

    • contessa says:

      I am so happy that you came and visited. You are very special friends to us.

  2. Deb says:

    What a wonderful time! How fortunate we are to have wonderful friends that we just seem to pick up right where we left off even if a great deal of time has passed. It truly does brighten the day!!

    • contessa says:

      Yes we are very fortunate. I so enjoy everyone in my life and even those I have not for many many years. The memories never go away.

  3. Heather says:

    There’s nothing like rekindling old friendships! Looks like a great time. I love that your dogs’ names have all started with the letter C like yours, a family tradition ??????

    • contessa says:

      So true about friendship!! Good question. We have always been the C’s.I started my blog in 2010. Before that we were always the four C’s, us and two doxies. That is how I would sign my letters to Mom/Dad and eventually emails. Then way back in Acapulco in 2008 ( before the blog ) Colin found a poor wee parrot ( whom we later found out to have been dyed to come across as double yellow – more money ) on the curb in a tiny box. My Mom named us the the 3C’s until we got a second doxie and then became the 4C’s. One died and then we were the 3C’s again, then the 4C’s when we got another puppy. The parrot was named Chiekka and we snuggled her into the US and then into Canada. We then were the 5C’s. I decide enough with changing the numbers. So we are now the ‘5C’s Que Pasa’ no matter howe many “C’s” we actually have. Cheikka was so very special to us. You can read about her by putting on her name into my search engine top right on the blog. Or this link will hopefully take you to those posts. She loved our girls and they her.

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