Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Good News, Bad News, and Good News

The good news is…

we got the results of Lupita’s thyroid test. Her T4 level is normal. She will stay on the current medication. That’s a relief.

The bad news is…

I went into the emergency room at the hospital yesterday. Ironically, the one who was admitted to the hospital was me, not Lupikona. Food poisoning led to intractable vomiting. While I was suffering, my limbs became numb from hyperventilation and I could hardly move.

Scott stayed with me in the hospital room last night. Lupikona spent the night at home all alone for the first time.

This was the view from the hospital room. I missed Lupikona.

When Scott went back home to feed Lupikona and walk them this morning, he took this photo and sent it to me in the hospital.

He told me that Lupita didn’t eat breakfast.

And the good news is...

I was discharged from the hospital in the afternoon. I feel much better now. Lupita ate food too. Although I was only hospitalized for one day, it reminded me of the preciousness of health, family and carrying on one’s normal life.

I wish the best of health to you all.


Sunday, May 29, 2011

A Park Overlooking the Sea

In the afternoon, we walked to…

a park overlooking the sea.

Lupita and Kona ran happily and…

smiled sweetly.

Lupita got Scott to…

play chase with her.

"It was fun, wasn’t it?"
"Yes, it was!"

Lupita is doing fine.


Miss Cheerful

Kona is in a cheerful mood today too.


Saturday, May 28, 2011

Breakfast at a Café

We took Lupita to an animal hospital for a thyroid test this morning. After that, we went to a café for breakfast.

I had healthy granola.

During breakfast, Lupita was meekly watching people come and go.

We will get the result on Monday.


Friday, May 27, 2011

Wooly Worms

Today’s blog contains pictures of worms. Please don’t scroll down if you hate worms.

This time of year, what I need to be aware of during a walk is…

hanging wooly worms.

Walking on our usual pathway…

when I thought there was nothing threatening…

suddenly, right under my nose…

it’s dangling. “Eeeeek!!!”


Thursday, May 26, 2011


Yesterday, for Kona’s birthday…

I took her to the dog park.

We saw a dog whose pattern looked just like Lupita’s.

Even when there are other dogs around, Lupita only wants to play with Kona.

In the evening, we had a small birthday celebration with little doggie cakes.

Lupita and Kona had one each.

"Hmm… is it edible?" Kona was staring at her first fancy cake and took some time to try it.


Wednesday, May 25, 2011


It’s Kona’s birthday today.

She turned 3 years old.

When I looked at her smile, I couldn’t help smiling too.

And there next to smiling Kona was Lupita;she was smiling too.

Then when Scott saw this picture in his office, it made him smile too.

It seems as if she knows “a smile makes people smile”. Thank you for always making us smile, Kona.

Well, on both good days and bad days, dogs and cats are always there to make you smile. My blog friend has released a new music video, Smile. Although the words are in Japanese, I hope you enjoy it and it makes you smile. Lupita and Kona appear in the video. Don’t miss them!
(Click ▶ to play) ※Music starts at 40 seconds into.

Happy birthday Kona!


Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Let’s Play

We had heavy rainfall and a red rainstorm signal was issued on Sunday.

Kona looked bored since she couldn’t go out.

This is the window behind Kona.

There was a little black dot in the lower left corner of it.


"Hey Kona, let’s play!"


Sunday, May 22, 2011

Lunch Yesterday

We went to a restaurant for lunch yesterday.

Lupikona were good company.

I had Thai beef salad.

"What are you having, Scott?" Kona asked under the tablecloth.

Because Kona is afraid of balloons…

she slipped in between Lupita and me.


Saturday, May 21, 2011

Such Babies

As soon as Scott got home after getting off of his 15-hour flight from the US, he took Lupikona for a walk.

Lupita and…

Kona clung to Scott and…

turned into such babies.