Saturday, January 31, 2009

Beds

I bought two new beds for Lupita and Kona last month.

When I saw the bed in the store, I thought it might be slightly small for our dogs.


When I saw it at home, I realized that it's anything but slightly small, actually it's way too small!


My solution was to put two of the small beds together to make one big bed.

One dog can fit and sleep stretched out in it.


And if you curl up, two dogs can fit and sleep in it.


Lupita and Kona never slept together, but after I made this bed sometimes they sleep together. I don't feel bad anymore that I bought the small beds.

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Friday, January 30, 2009

TV Child


Kona was watching a sea otter on an animal programme on TV.


Kona put her head down and watched American Football. She is beginning to be like her owners!

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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Head to Head



Lupikona resting head to head.

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Sunday, January 25, 2009

Lupita in Fashion

There are Lupita’s nails on her front right paw.


Two are black, one is pink, and another one is two-toned black and pink.

It looks like she had a manicure. She is really stylish!

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Friday, January 23, 2009

Lupita's thoughts

We bought a new dog toilet for Kona. Every time Kona uses the new toilet, we lavish praise on her. When I looked over toward the toilet, I found Lupita looking at me in Kona's new toilet.



Did Lupita want me to praise her as well?

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Thursday, January 22, 2009

Drowsy Dog


Hmmmm...


drowsy...


Zzzz...

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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Have a good day! 3

Scott was tying his shoelaces before heading off to work.


“Oh, are you leaving now?” asked Lupita.


“I’ll miss you.” said Lupita.


“Have a good day!” said Lupita, who gave him a goodbye smack.

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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Enthusiastic Fans

Scott played the guitar and sang some songs, which he hasn't done in a long time. The audience consisted of Lupita and Kona.


Lupita was staring at Scott when she listened to his songs. Kona laid on the floor and relaxed.

By the time the music reached the grooviest part,


Lupita and Kona ran up to Scott and…


gave him a rain of kisses!

Scott’s songs attracted two enthusiastic fans!

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Monday, January 19, 2009

Dog Sumo

The New Year Grand Sumo Tournament is taking place now in Japan. We can watch it broadcast live on TV here in Hong Kong.

Lupita and Scott were enjoying Sumo on TV.

After watching Sumo, Lupita and Kona started playing like sumo wrestlers.

“Both sumo wrestlers grappling for position. Go Lupita! Go Kona!” I wonder who will win?

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Sunday, January 18, 2009

Barking Criterion

We invited Scott’s childhood friend who just moved to Hong Kong and some friends for dinner. Lupita’s behavior is always my concern when we have friends at home.

Surprisingly Lupita got along so well with Scott’s childhood friend although they had just met for the first time. She was nice to him from beginning to end. But as I suspected, she barked at other friends… I was so humiliated as an owner. All those friends are dog lovers. Why does she bark at certain people? I can’t help wondering what she bases her decision on.


During dinner, Lupita curled up on the sofa as usual.


Kona also slept by the table as usual.

Menu last night: Prosciutto with figs and melon, cheese and pate, Aomori snow carrot soup, snapper sashimi salad, beef steak, grilled corn, mashed potato gratin, red lentil rice, cheese cake (baked by our friend) and three kinds of fresh berries.

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Saturday, January 17, 2009

It’s there!

Yesterday when I was hanging the laundry out on the roof, I thought I saw something moving out of the corner of my eye. I just happened to glance down into the clearing next to our house, and…
there was a…
wild boar!!!


Lupita stretched higher and tried to see the boar but she could not see it from this angle. Nice try, Lupita!

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Friday, January 16, 2009

Waiting Up

Every night I lock up the house, switch off the lights and then go upstairs to sleep.

When I tell Lupita and Kona “It’s bed time, go upstairs!” the dogs run up the stairs but…

they stop at the landing between 1st and 2nd floor to wait for me.


Although I shout “I’m coming. You guys go upstairs first.”,


they wait up for me until I really walk upstairs.


Girls, thanks for waiting for me so that we can go upstairs together!

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Thursday, January 15, 2009

Stepping On a Tail

Lupita and Kona also often don’t listen to me. This morning, despite my “sit” command…

Lupita pretended not to hear and Kona laid down on the ground instead of sitting down.


When I looked closer…

Lupita was stepping on Kona’s tail.



Kona looked up at me as if to say: “Hey, Lupita is on my tail!”

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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Who peeped into the bathroom?

This is the scene from our bathroom window this afternoon.

Four cows came by outside our house!


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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Sitting Together

While out for a walk this morning, I gave the dogs a “sit” command.


They sat down pressing their bottoms together and crossing their tails. There is something warm and fuzzy in just watching them like this.

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Monday, January 12, 2009

Dogs Meet Dogs

Since we live in the countryside, we normally don’t see anyone (anybody or any dogs) while out for a walk. Yesterday we went to the boardwalk in the nearest town to give Lupita and Kona the experience of meeting other dogs. Many dog owners bring their dogs to the boardwalk every Sunday.


When we arrived at the boardwalk it was not busy and there weren’t many dogs.


The first dog we saw was huge. “Wow!


It’s a big fella, dude!” Kona exchanged surprised looks with Scott.


“Don’t follow me!” complained Lupita.


A small white dog kissed Kona with a smack.


Lupita and Kona’s best friend for the day was this young dalmatian.

We had dim sum for lunch.

Lupita and Kona were too excited so it took awhile before the dogs stayed still.


After lunch when we got back to the boardwalk…


there were so many dogs!


Lupita freaked out when surrounded by so many dogs. Her ears showed her tension. Kona stood back and kept near to Scott.


Lupita gradually got used to the dogs and tried socializing. Kona was hiding behind Lupita.


Lupita tried mingling. Kona still stayed behind Lupita.


Kona was uneasy and stayed next to Scott.


A small dog came right up to Kona.


Kona stared curiously at her first fluffy friend.


Lupita looked like she wanted to play with other dogs. Kona still hid nervously behind Scott.


The same little white dog we saw before lunch came to Kona.


Smooch!


She looked relaxed after she found her little white admirer again.


Lupita also seemed to be having fun.


By the time we left, the dogs seemed happy and relaxed.


The two dogs with dried grass on their tips of nose looked like they had a good time. If we take them there more often, will they join and play with the other dogs?

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