meet willie and get a polaroid instant photo with him

When willie meets new friends we like to leave them with something to remember the moment. If you see willie out in your city, stop and say hello and we’ll give you a polaroid photo with him for you to keep! Here are a few polaroids from willie’s recent travels. Do you have a photo or video with willie? If so please share it on facebook.com/followwillie, instagram@whereiswilliedog and twitter@followwilliedog. You can also email willie@whereiswillie.com or complete our contact form Do you have a photo or video with willie? If so please share it on facebook.com/followwillie, instagram@whereiswilliedog and twitter@followwilliedog. You can also…

willie in malmo sweden

We were in Malmo, Sweden for the last three weeks in January. This is the twin city to Copenhagen, Denmark. It’s diverse and it’s friendly! We usually prefer warmer places, but the warmth of the people here has made up for the cold. Willie met lots of dogs here making it easy to also meet the locals. It has been a hub for immigration over the years, so it has all different kinds of food. Malmo is altogether very different from the rest of Sweden because of its variety…

a night at the movies

While in Malmo Sweden we really wanted to watch “The Wolf of Wall Street” so went to the  Royal Theater, They didn’t allow animals so we snuck willie in! As for a movie night in Sweden…it was not cheap $65 for 2 tickets and a popcorn! It turned out to be a very long movie and willie passed out quickly. He did wake up and give a loud bark in the scene with a papillon dog, who resembled his Swedish pal “Fidel”. This drew much attention from others in the theatre…

It was great to bring willie to Sweden to visit his brother Bossi. He hadn’t seen this rascal in over four months and it was so nice to see the brotherly love in action.

surviving a cold swedish winter

One Swedish local explained to us that January is the most depressing month there. It’s dark, cold and no one has money because of the recent Christmas holidays. With a little poking around we found that the Danish, just across the bridge, have a word that helps guide them into a postive state during these tough months. The word is “hygge” which means “creating a nice, warm atmosphere and enjoying the good things in life with good people around you“.  It’s origins are Norwegian, where it meant something like “well-being”….

On our first magical night, in the city center of Malmo, Sweden, we came across a gypsy woman playing the accordion. Many passed by and we wondered  why more of them didn’t toss coins into her tattered little box. It was lovely music. To us, her tune portrayed, simply and beautifully, the bitter-sweetness of life and filled us with warmth on such a cold night. Thank you again to the accordion gypsy.

Willie at Copenhagen Kastrup Airport

Willie’s paws first grounded sweet European territory in Copenhagen, Denmark. Copenhagen’s international airport was easy for us to fly into, because the regulations for pet travel into Denmark are relatively simple and straight forward. Upon arriving to customs, the friendly Danish officer asked to read his microchip number and checked to see that it matched the one on his paperwork. That was all! She didn’t check for any dates or endorsements, and most graciously, she didn’t charge him an import fee 🙂 We checked with the officer to make sure that…