Thursday, March 31, 2011

At the Post Office

I went to the post office. Dogs are not allowed. So Lupikona waited for me outside.

While I was waiting in line, I looked out the glass door of the post office.

Lupikona peered into the post office.

E-mails are very convenient but it’s nice to get a letter in the mailbox.


Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Running Around

Lupikona ran left to right and…

right to left…

They were having fun just simply running around.


Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Is Dinner Ready?

While I was cooking for Lupikona, I felt someone’s eyes on my back. When I turned around…

"Is dinner ready yet?"


Monday, March 28, 2011

Celebrate at Home

Today the Meteorological Agency in Japan declared that cherry blossoms had opened in Tokyo.

My mother told me that the cherry trees had started to bloom on the day I was born. I wonder in what way the cherry blossoms were seen in her eyes from the window in the hospital then. Thank you for having brought me into this world, Mother.

Well, today was my birthday.

Scott cooked birthday dinner for me.

We celebrated my birthday at home. Lupikona relaxed by the dinner table. I had a wonderful birthday.

I hope to take life one day at a time over the coming years.


Sunday, March 27, 2011

Canola Flower

Although we had chilly weather in Hong Kong today...

I saw a canola flower during our dog walk. Spring is just around the corner.


Saturday, March 26, 2011

Boyfriend II

Wong Ka Fei is Kona’s boyfriend.

They clung to each other. Was Lupita checking if he is right for her baby sis?

Won Ka Fei (far left) is well liked by other female dogs. Kona was jealous and wanted to run to him. But Lupita held her back.


Friday, March 25, 2011

Start with Little Things – Electricity Saving

It has been two weeks since the Great Tohoku-Kanto Earthquake hit Japan.

When one sees the report from the devastated area, one may think…

"Oh my God! I should rush to the scene to help out."

However, if you are not trained or experienced, you could just become a nuisance. Instead, we have things we can do in our daily life.

That is to do your regular work properly. This mindset indirectly helps everyone. (It’s a quote from my blog friend’s management.)

And also we can start with little things we can do.

Like saving electricity.

Let’s check it out. Dogs want to save electricity! (Click ▶ to play)

Earth Hour


Thursday, March 24, 2011

Blanket Dog

It was blanket weather again in Hong Kong. Lupikona were apartment sitting.

Because of her low thyroid problem, Lupita has a low tolerance for cold temperatures. So I put a blanket over her when I left.

When we got home, what we saw was…

Lupita with the blanket draped over her.

"Welcome home, Scott."

Lupita yawned. I bet she had been sleeping curled under the blanket until just before we got back.


Wednesday, March 23, 2011


What are you two talking about, Lupikona?

"I won’t tell you."

"This is just between Kona and me."


Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Sam Update

I went to help walk the rescued dogs.

Three-legged Sam is doing well. But she can’t find a loving new home yet.

The part of her coat that was shaved when she had her foot amputated is growing back.

She can walk as well as the others using three legs, and she can also run!

Please help Sam to find an owner soon who will care for and love her.

"Wish me good luck!"

Sam needs a loving home. If you want to know more about Sam, please send a message by using the form at the bottom of the column on the right side of this page.


Monday, March 21, 2011

Thank You Special Rescue Teams

I have been watching the news coverage of Japan Earthquake and Tsunami disaster every day in Hong Kong.

Thank you very much Special Rescue squads!


Sunday, March 20, 2011


Many people all over the world are praying for Japan. This video shows their thoughtful messages.

We are praying for Japan from Hong Kong too…


Thursday, March 10, 2011


Last December, Kona had a bald spot on her tail.

The hair has already grown back.

The things I did to cure the bald spot were…

I put socks on her tail to protect the bald spot, and I didn’t let Kona sit down on the pavement so as to avoid irritating the spot. This advice came from my blog friends, Mayu Mayu san and Wan san.

These are some of the baby socks I bought for Kona’s tail. I still have some unused pairs.

So I put them on Kona.

Mayu Mayu san and Wan san, Kona’s tail is fully healed. Thank you for your advice!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Lamb Bones

When one of my blog friends, Wan-san, saw my recent post "Raw Meaty Bones", she told me that lamb bones are better than hard beef bones for dogs. Thank you, Wan-san. It would be bad if the dogs got a hard bone stuck in their throat or chipped a tooth while gnawing. So I got some lamb bones instead of beef bones.

Hey Lupikona, this is a meaty lamb bone. Try it!

Sniff, sniff, sniff. Lupita got a whiff of it, but she didn’t have a single nibble and walked away.

Kona held it in her hands protectively and gnawed on it. She ate up it with zeal. It seems she will like the raw food diet for dogs that I would like to try to feed them one day.

Although I tried to give Lupita the lamb bone again…

"No thanks."

"I don’t want it. I mean it."

Lupita has more tartar on her teeth but won't brush them. I wish she liked raw bones.


Monday, March 7, 2011

One of Those Days

It was one of those days when Lupikona didn’t behave.

Lupita barked at people on the trail.

Kona tried to lash out at a dog while we were walking.

I think these things could have been prevented if I could handle the dogs better. I felt low.

In their sleep…

they look as sweet as angels though.


Sunday, March 6, 2011

Café in the Morning

We started off our Sunday at a café.

French toast for breakfast.

Kona is afraid of crowds and crawled under the table.

"I feel safe hiding here."

"I have nothing to be afraid of."

We were at Classified; it’s a café that we have been going to often recently with Lupikona.