Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Morning Walk

Every time I walk Lupita I feel happy that we live in the country surrounded by nature. It sure is a nice change from the city. When we lived in Mid-Levels, we walked along the busy concrete road between tall buildings. But now we can walk in nature every day and every night.

We take Lupita for a walk twice a day. Where, what time and how long depends on the weather or us. We have various walking routes from a 15 min short walk to an over an hour long walk.

Yesterday since the sun was not too strong, I took her to a nearby river for a pleasant 1.5 hour walk.

Check out our walk on video. (click the ▶ on lower left corner of screen)


Thursday, August 14, 2008

Dog Tricks - High Five

I watched the Beijing Olympics on TV alone today.

When I see athletes or teams who I am supporting winning, I scream “Yes!” in delight.


it’s less fun when I'm alone. I want to share the joy with somebody.

So I decided to teach Lupita “High five”. It shouldn’t be difficult as she already can shake hands. I just needed to make her raise her paw a bit higher using her favorite dried sardine as treats.

Lupita soon learned the trick.
High five!

This will make watching the Olympic games more fun!


Monday, August 4, 2008

Sunday Yamcha

Sunday is a day when Chinese families gather for dim sum breakfast. When in Rome, do as the Romans do. So all my family, two humans and one dog, went to a Chinese restaurant and had yamcha yesterday.

Sai Kung is one of the most dog friendly towns. Chinese restaurants allow you to bring dogs to the outdoor seats.

A west highland white terrier dining at the next table.

Lupita laying at our feet.

It's a go-and-pick-up-what-you-want system.

Various dim sum we ate today.