Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Big Wrapping Cloth


Because I am going to wear a Kimono tomorrow, I spread a big Japanese wrapping cloth on the ground to to wrap the things I need. The cloth is called a furoshiki in Japanese. Before I knew it, Lupita was sitting on it.

Do you want to be wrapped and come with me tomorrow, Lupita?

Japanese

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Walking Path


This is one of my favorite walking paths.


Although not groomed and without flowers, this path...


brightened by the light and cooled by the greenery and the breeze...


makes everyone smile.

Japanese

Monday, November 28, 2011

How Nice to See the Sea


Although it’s the end of November, we had a summerlike day.


I have completely recovered. The place where I had wanted to go with Lupikona after I felt better is… the sea!


It feels so gooooood!

Japanese

Sunday, November 27, 2011

The First Thing Lupikona Do when They Get Home

I have been sick and confined to bed for 3 days.


While I was sick in bed, Scott took Lupikona for a walk every morning and evening.

When I was resting in bed upstairs, some noises at the front door told me Lupikona had come home from their walk. Every time they came home, I could hear their rapid footsteps running upstairs.

Lupita and Kona ran full tilt to the edge of the bed and popped their heads over it. Because they know they are not allowed on the bed, Lupita stretched herself over the edge and Kona reached out her hand.

Welcome home, Lupikona. I’m here. That moment I felt happy and comforted.

After getting plenty of rest, I feel much better now. Lupikona, I will take you for a walk tomorrow.

Japanese

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thanksgiving 2011

Today is Thanksgiving Day.


Scott was cutting up a turkey. Lupita was waiting for some scraps.


Scott and I are thankful for knowing each other and enjoyed our Thanksgiving dinner.


Needless to say, we are thankful for knowing Lupikona. Happy Thanksgiving!

Japanese

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Celosia


What gorgeous celosia flowers they are! Enjoying flowers that we happen upon is one of the pleasures of dog walking.

Japanese

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Hong Kong Wild Animals


Oh, there is something over there.


Who are you?


Kona cautiously walked up to it and...


said hi.


Oh look, something is behind the tree too.


It is a wild boar…standing in exactly the same spot as last time.

We were in the nature education centre. There were many fake Hong Kong wild animals displayed in the woods.


Those who thought the wild boar in my blog of October 18 was real, rest assured that the boar was fake. ;-)

Japanese

Monday, November 21, 2011

Good Result


This is Lupita in the veterinary hospital last Saturday.


Lupita has a hypothyroid (low thyroid) condition. She takes medication twice a day to maintain a normal thyroid level so she can live her life like other healthy dogs. She has to have a blood test every 6 months to monitor her condition. The day before yesterday she had another semiannual blood test. The test results were normal. What a relief! We will keep taking care of her so that she can have a healthy life and keep smiling.

Japanese

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Sunday Walk

On our way out...

Scott was the leader. Everyone followed him.


Scott was checking if Kona was following him.


Even when Lupita was walking with Scott, from time to time she looked back to confirm that I was coming.

On our way back...

it was my turn to be the leader. Everyone followed me.


We have Lupikona walk between Scott and I so that we can protect them easily and be worry-free.


Even when Lupikona were walking with me, from time to time they looked back to confirm that Scott was coming.


Crunch, crunch, crunch… we were crunching through the fallen leaves.


That was fun! We enjoyed our Sunday walk.

Japanese

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Tess


We went to walk the rescued dogs.


The dog Scott has on the lead is Tess. It is difficult to find a loving home for her because she is extremely timid. She is frightened easily and when she sees unfamiliar people she gets panicky. She is also not good at walking on a leash because she pulls it very hard.


Scott tried to teach her how to walk on a leash. Lupikona watched them.


"Hey Lupita, help me."


"Hey Kona, I’m scared." At the beginning, Tess didn’t walk straight.


Her tail was tucked between her legs.


Scott kept walking patiently in order to make her understand that she doesn’t need to be scared. Lupita kept watching over them.


After awhile, she held her tail in a relaxed position.


She started walking together with Scott without pulling.


After a short practice, she learned to be able to walk in a relaxed way.

I think that a dog walking should be enjoyable and stress-free for both dogs and people.

Japanese

Friday, November 18, 2011

Homebody


C’mon Lupita, I’ll take you for a walk.


"Hmm... I’d much rather stay home than go outside." She didn’t come downstairs.


"Zzz..."

Japanese

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Sticky Seeds


The season for sticky seeds has come.


Kona got many seeds stuck to her face.


You look as if you are receiving acupuncture treatment, Kona.

Japanese

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

A Stone Pillar

A stone pillar suddenly came into view on the trail. Lupita stopped as a precaution.
"Hey Lupita, that’s a pillar. It won’t attack you. Don’t be scared and come over here," I said.

While Kona was too scared of it and just rushed past...


Lupita was not satisfied if she didn’t verify it for herself. She crept up to it and sniffed it.


"You’re right. That’s just a pillar as you said, Yumi."

Japanese

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Missing Nose Print


Kona dug a hole in our garden.


"It was fun!" She looked happy.


Oh? Hey Kona, show me your nose.


What happened to your nose? Did you hurt yourself? Are you bleeding?

I cleaned her nose right away and looked carefully.


Hmm… she lost her nose print which used to be inside the red line. There was no cut and no bleeding. She also seemed like she was not suffering any pain. What a relief!


There are many pebbles in the soil in our garden.


When Kona gets carried away, she uses her nose to dig. It seems that her nose was scraped by pebbles.


Kona, let’s not dig a hole in our garden.

Japanese