Thursday, September 29, 2011

Happy Ears

Despite the typhoon warning signal 8, Scott went to work this morning. To my relief, he got home safely.

Lupikona found Scott outside the window.

They put their ears back flat to express their delight as if to say, “I’m happy!”


Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Look What I can Do

Kona usually can’t climb and stay on this kind of elevated and narrow place. But today, she managed to sit still successfully. It’s fun to see her do things she couldn’t do before.


Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Rugby World Cup

Japan played against Canada today.

In the beginning Lupita and...

Kona were watching the game. But...

then they got bored and fell asleep.

Their brave blossom uniforms look like pajamas now.

Although Japan was leading the game, Canada equalized near the end of the game. Sigh…

30 minutes later...

The next game was US vs Italy. Kona changed into her American Eagle uniform.

Lupikona, don’t sleep this time. Let’s support the US for Scott.


It was a close game and US played well, but they lost. Oh well.


Monday, September 26, 2011

Have a Good Day

In the morning...

Lupita and Kona were looking at...

Scott’s car heading off to work. They won’t run away even if the gate is open.

We can see his car leaving from the patio.

Kona gazed after the car until she couldn’t see it any longer.

"He’s gone..."

"I already miss him..."


Sunday, September 25, 2011

An Idyllic Walk

This spot is a 15-minute walk away from home in the direction opposite to the sea.

Behind Lupikona, there was a clearing with many wild cows. It was an idyllic landscape.

While walking, I took some photos of flowers along the roadside, and it started raining.

I had no umbrella. Hurry home, Lupikona.

Lupita doesn’t like getting wet. At home, after I dried her with a towel, she was still wiping her face with her hand.


Saturday, September 24, 2011

The Nearest Beach

This is the nearest beach from our home. We can walk there in 15 minutes.

While Lupita walked on the edge of the water,

Kona didn’t come close to the water.

Hey Kona! Watch out for the crab.

A sea hibiscus bloom near the beach.


Friday, September 23, 2011

The Tramping Season has Arrived

It’s getting cooler enough to enjoy long walks in Lupikona district.

Hey Lupikona, follow me to the mountain trail.

This is the view after we kept climbing up the steep hill for 30 minutes.

Kona and...

Lupita like mountain hikes.

The Sumac blossoms are blooming along the trail.


Thursday, September 22, 2011

Rugby World Cup

We support Japan, but...

they have lost 3 consecutive games. Too bad.

Their last pool game is against Canada on the 27th.

We hope Japan will win.


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Tip of Her Tongue

It was Lupita’s nap time yesterday...

Shhhh, the tip of her tongue was showing.

Last night...

one of my best friends sent me a photo of her dog. He was showing his tongue too. It was such a nice coincidence. They looked so innocent, didn’t they?


Tuesday, September 20, 2011

A New Friend

A dog we just met for the first time on the beach, called Tong Tong, asked Kona to play with him.

"Hey Kona, let’s play!"

"Yes!" Kona said.

"Good! Come and catch me if you can." Tong Tong started running.



Monday, September 19, 2011

Pattern on the Tongue

I was thinking about Zeta, who found new home last week. While I was looking at photos of her, I noticed something.

Zeta was only three months old when we started taking her for walks.

This was when she was about six months old. Look! She has more patterns on her tongue.

Kona also has spotty patterns on her tongue. Since I didn’t remember whether she had these patterns as a puppy, I checked photos of her.

Three-month-old Kona had only one dot on her tongue.

Unbeknownst to me, her tongue developed a Dalmatian-like pattern.


Sunday, September 18, 2011

The Coolest Seat

Lupita’s favorite position in the car is to rest her chin between the driver’s seat and front passenger seat where you can feel air-conditioner directly.

"Hey Lupita, are you cooled down now?"