Saturday, July 31, 2010

The Dog that Wants to Cut Her Walk Short

I drove Lupikona to the country park.

Lupita looked as if she was enjoying walking, but then…

Where is Lupita?

Oh, there she is!

“Can I go home?”

Lupita often wants to cut her walk short. I wonder why?


Friday, July 30, 2010

Busy Digging

“Are you going to dig a hole again, Kona?” Lupita asked.
“Yeah!” Kona started digging.

“Hey, play with me instead!” Lupita said.
“No! I can’t stop what I’m doing now.” Kona kept digging.

“Come on, why not?” Lupita said.
“Nah, nah, later!” Kona didn’t stop digging.

“I’m super busy!” Nothing can stop her now.

“I did it!” Kona smiled happily.


Thursday, July 29, 2010


We went to a promenade where dogs are allowed.

Lupikona! Look at me!

Lupikona! Smile!


Lupikona cooperated for me by sitting still, looking straight and smiling into the camera. Thanks Lupikona, but…. I still like your natural action photos better than these portrait-style photos.


Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Plumeria II

After a heavy evening shower…

plumeria flowers had fallen on the ground again.

I took them home and put them in a bowl of water.


Monday, July 26, 2010

Walking in the Woods

We went to the country park to avoid the heat.

We saw many pinecones on the ground although it’s the middle of summer.

Lupikona were resting in a cool glade.

We saw a lot of fallen leaves even though it’s the middle of summer.

【Bonus Pic】 Something interesting we saw in the woods.

This is the loudest tree I have ever seen.

The tree with cicadas growing on it!


Sunday, July 25, 2010

Sunday Sunset Walk

Three long shadows. They were Kona and us. You can tell just by the shadow that Kona was looking up at Scott with a smile.

Although Lupita was with us, she was walking 3 meters behind us. So her shadow didn’t fit into this picture. But I can tell you that Lupita was walking happily too!



Lupita was waiting for Scott in front of the front door.

Kona was also waiting for Scott behind Lupita.

Kona got up, stretched and…

walked toward the door.

“Lupita! Scott is right around the corner. I can sense it.”

Kona was right. Scott came back in a second. He had a box of pizza in his hand.

“Hi Scott! Is that pizza?” Lupita stood up to try to smell the pizza.

Were Lupikona looking up at Scott or the pizza?

Kona got into a please-give-me-a-pizza pose spontaneously.

Of course we can’t give her any pizza.

While we were eating, Lupikona fell asleep under the table.


Saturday, July 24, 2010

Beach Handball

We saw goals set up on the beach. What are they for? Are they for beach soccer?

Some players showed up. We saw what they were going to play.

It doesn’t seem like beach soccer…

because the ball is in the player’s hand.


They are playing beach handball!


Friday, July 23, 2010

Beware of Heat Stroke

The banner behind Lupikona is to alert the public to beware of heat stroke.

The banner has a dog on it.

It says “Watch out for the very Hot Weather Warning.”

“Drink more water. Avoid drinks containing caffeine or alcohol.”

Yes! Lupikona took a water break.

“Stay in shelters and shades.”

Yes! Lupikona rest under the shade.

And yes! Kona was in her DIY hole shelter.

I heard that these past few days in Japan have been very hot--even hotter than in subtropical Hong Kong. If you are in a hot weather area, please beware of heat stroke.


Thursday, July 22, 2010


Although Lupita doesn’t like getting wet, she tends to sit at the edge of surf for some reason.

She thought she wouldn’t get wet…

“Oh! I got wet!”


Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Even in Hot Weather

Although Lupita can swim, she doesn’t like getting wet.

Even in such hot weather, she was just wandering along the beach…

and never entered the water.


Monday, July 19, 2010

Sand! Sand! Sand!







and more sand!


I don’t mind as long as Kona enjoys herself.