Friday, July 31, 2009

New Surfboard

Scott’s new surfboard arrived.

It’s a twin-fin retro fish shaped by Tyler Hatzikian. Inside the Tyler logo he signed and wrote “For Scott”.

You can see Scott’s beaming reflection on the glassed surface of the board.

Lupita was inspecting the board. Did she smell the shaper?

Kona was scared of the surfboard. She didn’t come out from behind the sofa.


Thursday, July 30, 2009

Sharing the Sun

Lupikona huddled together at the edge of the balcony.

I can explain why they were sitting at the edge.

Around 1 p.m. we started getting the sun on the balcony. The early sunny spot was still narrow, so Lupita bathed only her upper body in the sun and Kona bathed her bottom in the sun. They were sharing the limited sun.

When I went and saw what they were doing half an hour later, the sunny spot had widened so that it was just big enough for Lupikona to fit in and they were enjoying the sun together.


Wednesday, July 29, 2009


It’s very hot in Lupikona district every day. Lupikona’s way to beat the heat in summer is to lie down on the cool tile floor and to gnaw on an ice cube.

Best wishes for the summer season.


Tuesday, July 28, 2009

A Trip to the River

We walked to the river today.

Lupikona followed me to play in the river.

Kona stood close to Lupita.

“I’ll go for a swim.”

Lupita was swimming away.

“Oh no! I'm not going to swim!” Kona hurried back to the shore.


Monday, July 27, 2009

Tail Smack

“Hi, Calfy.”

“Oh, you’re the doggy I met the other day. How are you?”

“Munch, munch, I’m eating grass now so I can’t play with you.”


sniff, sniff…

“Smack!” The calf’s tail smacked Kona’s face.



Sunday, July 26, 2009


Lupita is a homebody. Today, even when I said, “Let’s go for a walk!”...

Lupita said, “I think I’d like to sleep at home rather than go out.”

“Um, if possible, I’d like to stay at home.”

“Do I really have to go?”

However, once she went out…

she ran,

and ran,

and ran.

She seemed to be having fun.

“I’m happy that you dragged me out,” said Lupita.
“I know,” I smiled back.


Saturday, July 25, 2009

Lupikona Go to Town Again

Because Scott commented on yesterday’s blog “Wish I were there”,

today we decided to go to town with Lupikona again.

On the way town, Kona found a cow from the car.

We had Japanese ramen noodles for lunch.

Dogs are not allowed in supermarkets. So Scott went shopping at a supermarket and Lupikona and I waited for him at Starbucks.

While we were waiting, Lupikona were people and dog watching.

Both of them put their hands together.

Two tails.

I had Starbucks’ watermelon juice. Can I buy this at Starbucks in the US?

Lupikona had Starbucks’ water.

While I was shopping, Scott and Lupikona waited for me.

“We were being good girls and waiting for you!”

We bought a big bag of dog food for Lupikona too.

“Did you put my food in the car yet?”
“Yes, I did. Don’t worry. I’ll feed you when we get home.”


Friday, July 24, 2009

Lupikona Go to Town

When we went to town, there was a dog whose pattern looked like Lupita’s.

Here is the dog looking at Lupita.

“Hi! We look similar, don’t we?”

“Which one is Lupita?” Kona was puzzled.

Lupikona were surrounded by a throng of sea-goers.

The town is famous for seafood. There are big fish tanks in front of the restaurants.

Hey Lupita! A huge fish is looking at you!

We took a break at Starbucks.

“Is it good?”

While Lupikona were lying down quietly, they changed their position from time to time.

At one point they were lying symmetrically and…

at another point they formed the shape of “L”.

Kona looks very pretty when she puts both her hands together. If you behave like this I’ll bring you to town again.