Saturday, December 31, 2011

Best Wishes for a Happy New Year

Thank you for visiting our blog this year.

I hope you keep supporting us and watching how Lupita and Kona--

and sometimes Scott—are doing next year too!

Best wishes for a happy new year!

Best wishes for a serene and safe 2012.


Thursday, December 29, 2011

Lupita’s First Friend

This year is winding down to its end. One of the year's family news stories is that Lupita played with a dog other than Kona.

Lupita only plays with Kona all the time. She hasn't been interested in playing with other dogs.

However, one day in this year, she met a dog with whom she likes to play. His name is Bobby and he lives in our village.

This video is nothing special for those who don't know Lupita very well. But for those who know Lupita, it's amazing footage. Her movement is still awkward. Will she be able to play better next year?


Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Doggie Greeting

Lupita met a cute little dog.

Hey Lupita, you shouldn’t sniff another dog’s face when greeting it for the first time.

Yes, that’s right!

Good girl, Lupita.


Monday, December 26, 2011

Experiences on the Beach

Despite the cold weather, I took Lupikona to the beach.

"Oh!" Kona found...

her favorite dog. His name is Lok Lok.

Kona wanted to play with Lok Lok. But a dog in a striped shirt was running toward Kona and...

started chasing her.

The dog, called Max, has a similar pattern and color as Lupita.

Kona was running in fear. She was in a pinch!

Well, the dog who protected Kona from fear was...

not Lok Lok, but Lupita.

Actually Max was not aggressive and just wanted to play with Kona. Even after Lupita challenged him, he had a big grin on his face and still seemed to want to play with Kona.

And after a short time, Kona started playing with Max.

I think Lupikona benefit a lot from meeting other dogs. Okay, it’s time to go home!


Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas 2011

Today is Christmas Day. The most typical Christmas dish for Japanese people is chicken.

So I got chicken necks from K9 Natural for Lupikona’s Christmas dinner.

Today’s menu is raw chicken necks with gizzards, three kinds of fresh vegetables and yoghurt. Lupita doesn’t like raw meat. So I browned the chicken surface for her.

They crunched down the bones and relished every last morsel.

"Merry Christmas!" to you all from Santa-hatted Lupikona.

☆Christmas present from Sarah-Lon and Mubec☆
My blog friends, Sarah-Lon and Mubec released an original song to celebrate Christmas. Although the words are in Japanese, I hope you enjoy it and it makes you feel warm inside. Lupikona and KAI also appear in the video. Don’t miss them!

Even now, there are many dogs waiting for new owners. Although Santa hasn’t made their wishes come true this Christmas, I hope as many dogs as possible find a good home soon, even after Christmas.


Saturday, December 24, 2011

Red-colored Liquor

These Christmas-colored fruits are roselle.

This is a photo from our trip to the roselle farm with Lupikona in October.

Every branch had a lot of fruit.

How is the roselle wine that I made on that day?

Hmm... it looks yummy.

The red-colored liquor is Christmasy. I diluted it with soda.

Happy Christmas Eve!


Friday, December 23, 2011

Snowy Landscape

One of my latest interests is oil painting. My second piece is a Christmas-themed snowy landscape.


"Snowy? What is snowy?" Lupita has never seen snow in her life.

I made the painting the image on the cover of this year’s Christmas cards.


Thursday, December 22, 2011


Lupikona in the car.

Lupita always likes resting her chin here.

Kona also found a place to rest her chin.


Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Photo Shoot

"Lupita, smile!"


"Smile bigger!"



Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Perfect Weather for Shampoo

The weather forecast said it was getting cold in the latter part of the week and over the Christmas holidays. Yesterday we still had warm sunshine so I shampooed Lupikona.

On a sunny and dry day like this, washed clothes soon dry. I dried Lupikona in the sun too.

Lupikona smell like shampoo and...



Monday, December 19, 2011

Three Little Pigs

Lupikona were looking at something.


A real wild boar!

It looked very young.

There were three boars in total there.

But when they noticed Kona staring at them...

they fled into the bush.

It has a cute tail!