Monday, November 30, 2009

Welcome back! II

Lupikona got a whiff of Scott behind the door.

“It must be Scott!” “Yeah! He is back!”

“I’m home, Lupikona!”

Scott brought some Christmas cookies from New York. But they are not for doggies, Lupita.


Sunday, November 29, 2009

In the Backyard

“Who are you?”

“I’m a cat.”


Saturday, November 28, 2009

Photo Session

Soon after Thanksgiving, the Christmas season approaches. I tried to take pictures of Lupikona to make this year’s holiday greeting cards.

I put Santa hats on Lupikona’s heads but they were still expressionless.

“Hey! I can’t see!”

Both of them were looking the other way.

Oops, Kona’s hat is…

falling off! Ha-ha! They smiled for the camera, but the bamboo behind them is not Christmasy at all, so I won’t use it to make greeting cards.

Lupikona got tired of modeling and became uncooperative. Dog photography is not easy!


Friday, November 27, 2009

Autumn Night

I cuddled up to Lupikona and dozed off. It was a quiet autumn night.


Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thanksgiving '09

The fourth Thursday in November is Thanksgiving Day.

When I walked Lupikona this morning, I picked up some pinecones and fallen leaves for decoration to create a Thanksgiving atmosphere.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Lupikona’s smiles extend to Scott and his family in the US at this time.


Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Have a Safe Trip II

Yesterday, after enjoying the walk with Scott…

Lupikona sat sadly in front of his suitcase.

“Is Scott going away again?”

“Are we going to be left behind?”

“Good girl, Kona. I’ll be back soon.”

Lupita clung to Scott as if to say, “I’ll miss you.”

It’s time for Scott to go.

Lupikona saw Scott out the front door.

Scott waved goodbye to us.

After Scott left, Lupikona kept looking at the closed door.

Have a safe trip, Scott!


Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Bauhinia Blakeana

It’s rather warm today.

Scott was walking Lupikona in shorts and a T-shirt.

The pink flowers are in full bloom.

This is a Bauhinia blakeana. It is also called Hong Kong orchid tree. They are ubiquitous in Hong Kong and has been adopted as the floral emblem of the Hong Kong SAR.

The flower appears on Hong Kong dollar coins.

They took a short break under a Bauhinia tree that was in full bloom.


Monday, November 23, 2009

Good to be Home

Last night…

Comforted and relieved, Lupikona were sleeping.

Good to be home, Lupikona.


Sunday, November 22, 2009

We’re Back!

Last Friday, after sunbathing…

I flew out to Japan on some errands.

While we were away, Lupikona stayed in a kennel.

I only stayed in Japan on this trip for 36 hours. Scott and I took the early flight this morning to come back to Hong Kong. As soon as we got home, we went to the kennel to pick Lupikona up.

Lupikona rush out of their room in the kennel excitedly.




“We are now back!”
“I’m glad you are back!”

This dog is…

not Lupita. She is a fellow lodger, Anne, who looks like Lupita. She put a lonely look on her face. When I imagined that Lupita also wore such lonely look while we were away, I felt twinges. I hope Anne’s owner would come to pick her up soon.

Meanwhile in the car on the way home, Lupikona looked so happy. Thank you for waiting for us, Lupikona!


Friday, November 20, 2009

Sunny Slumber

It’s clear and sunny today.

It’s nice and warm under the sun.

Lupikona enjoying basking in the sun.

Lupita was slumbering under the sun.


Thursday, November 19, 2009

A Bird

Lupita was looking at something.

There was a bird on the deck. It’s a Red-whiskered Bulbul.

It didn’t move even though it must have felt Lupita’s and my presence. Was it not able to fly due to injury?

Lupita was staring at the bird. She didn’t look like she was trying to catch it but…

rather she looked like she was worried about it.

After a while the bird started looking around,

stood up,

turned around, and then flew away.

“It’s gone…” Lupita looked up at me.
“Oh well, good thing it was not injured and could still fly!” I smiled.