Friday, April 30, 2010

Kona’s Favorite Toy

My blog friend, Wan-san made a dog-walking eco-bag and printed Kona’s picture on it. Thank you, Wan-san.

The picture used for the bag.
Kona with a rope toy in her mouth that we gave her for Christmas last year.

Kona likes this toy very much. But because she likes it so much…

the cute snowman turned into…

Shreds of rope!

No matter how shabby it is, she still loves to play with it a lot!


Thursday, April 29, 2010

Yin Yang

A sign of Tai Chi.

Where are you, Kona?

This is a Tai Chi Terrace that we found on our walk.

The terrace is Yin Yang shaped. The symbol represents the ancient Chinese understanding of how things work. The outer circle represents everything, while the black and white shapes within the circle represent the interaction of two energies, called Yin and Yang. It represents the perfect balance of opposites in the universe. Well, in that sense, Lupikona who are opposites in character are very well balanced--like Yin and Yang.


Wednesday, April 28, 2010

I Love Driving

I said “Lupita, you look happy.”

“Yeah! I love going on family outings in the car.”

“So do I!” Kona looked happy too. And I knew Scott and I looked happy as well. ☺


Tuesday, April 27, 2010


Last Sunday, Scott found a stream and began hiking up the stream bed.

Lupikona followed Scott. Kona jumped over the big rock easily. Lupita was having trouble scrambling over it. Go, Lupita!

Lupikona are good at running in the woods. Kona ran ahead, but…

Lupita stopped and wanted to make sure that Scott was okay.


Sunday, April 25, 2010


It was the first clear sunny day in a while. We had brunch on the balcony and enjoyed the weather.

Lupikona had food on the balcony too. While eating, Lupita’s tail was up and Kona’s tail was down as usual.

Kona stopped eating for a moment and looked at the beach. Lupita kept eating.

Lupita stopped eating for a moment and looked at the beach. Kona kept eating again.

Crunch, crunch, crunch…

Lupita finished eating first.

Lupita sometimes leaves several pieces of dog food. Today she left one piece.


Saturday, April 24, 2010

In the Vet

We took Lupikona to the vet for their ProHeart Injections.

There are many photos of patients on the wall in the waiting room.

I always enjoy looking at the photos while waiting.

Kona was waiting while Lupita was in the examination room.

Lupita was waiting while Kona was in the examination room.

Is there a photo of Lupikona?

Yes! It is on the bottom-right.

Lupita is always nervous at the vet and wants to leave as soon as possible.

Kona can relax at the vet and smiles as usual.


Friday, April 23, 2010

Promenade by the Sea

When we go out from our apartment to the left…

there is a long long promenade by the sea.

Although Kona was walking happily…

actually we were walking on a sidewalk high above the sea.

“I’m not afraid of heights.”

On the way the sea is on our left.

On the way back, the sea is on our right.

Because there is a concrete fence between the sidewalk and roadway, we can walk safely away from traffic.

Running free in the woods or on the beach is fun. But walking Lupikona on the leash is very important for the bond between Lupikona and me. I walk together with Lupikona every day.


Wednesday, April 21, 2010

View From the Balcony

In our previous house, Lupikona liked watching wild cows passing by from the balcony.

There are no cows living around our new home. Then, what is Lupita looking at from the balcony now?

There is a trampoline down there on the patio.

Two cats are on it!


Tuesday, April 20, 2010

The Other End of the Leash

“I’m carrying the other end of my own leash.”

Kona was walking well without dragging the leash.

Can you do it, Lupita?

“Yup! I won’t drag my leash either.”