In my spare time, I crochet cuddly plush toys. A couple of years ago, I created a kraken/giant squid finger puppet and quickly realized it was the perfect size for being a travel companion. Squidy and I go on wonderful adventures, documenting wherever we go.

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Enjoying the gentle rhythm of the Rocky Broad River in Chimney Rock, NC.

Can you smell the warm chocolate chip cookies? Squids are great bakers.

Monet would feel nostalgic at the Monet Waterlily display at the Denver Botanical Gardens, Denver, Colorado.

Ahh, communing with Nature in Stanardsville, VA at a Getaway cabin.

Communing with sea cousins at the Denver Zoo in Denver, Colorado.

Squidy and his friends are checking out the new washer and dryer at home.

Squidy is feeling homesick with this chocolate sea-scape by The Chocolate Fetish in Asheville, NC.

Rose all day for this squid. A sparkling glass of rose wine and a pink rose flower were too pretty to pass up at The Chart House, Alexandria, VA.

A pot of white tea does the trick to relaxing at Ching Ching Cha in Georgetown, Washington, DC

Gotta get those chompers clean and inspected. Squids don’t have teeth, but do have beaks!

The St. John River in Jacksonville, Florida is calling Squidy home.

Snow people make great friends, in the winter. Arlington, VA

Squidy enjoying the campfire, Stanardsville, VA.

Time for a milkshake at Mike’s on Main in Hendersonville, NC.

Most people wave lighters or phones at a rock concert. We wave squids for the 90s tunes by White Ford Bronco when they are Washington, DC.

Time for High Tea at The New Leaf in Riverton, NJ.

Namaste from Stone Tower Winery in Leesburg, Virginia.

Home Sweet Home with Squidy (center), Loki (left), Inigo (right).

Squidy and his creator pausing with a glass of white wine.