Thursday, May 31, 2012

Last-minute Beach Visit

We went to the beach one more time just before we went back to Tokyo.

Kona became playful and...

jumped toward Lupita.

"Let’s play, Lupita!"

"Okay, Kona!"

It’s about a two-hour drive to Tokyo. After the dogs played a lot on the beach, they would sleep well in the car.

Well, we should be going now.

We had a good time. Let’s come back here again sometime soon.

Japanese

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Seashore False Bindweed

The flowers around Kona...

adding color to the beach are...

Seashore false bindweed.

When we passed by a vacant lot on our walk, we saw...

vivid yellow ...

Lance-leaved coreopsis.

Since our last visit, weeds overran in our garden. Gee! But actually those weeds have pretty coloful flowers. I gathered the flowers before Scott mowed them.

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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

The Edge of the Water

Lupita doesn’t like getting wet so she never goes close to the ocean. However...

last Sunday...
Lupita followed Scott and...

went to the edge of the surf.

Here comes a wave! She seemed to enjoy it.

On Monday, Scott went to work and I took Lupikona to the beach.

Then...
Lupita walked toward the water by herself...

and looked back at me as if to say, “Watch me,” and...

walked further towards the edge of the water.

Here comes a wave...

She dodged the wave playfully. This was the first time Lupita played in the waves!

Will she become fond of playing in the water this summer?

Japanese

Monday, May 28, 2012

The Beach on Monday Morning

I took Lupikona to the beach for...

a morning walk.

Both Kona and...

Lupita walked very happily.

"Let’s play, Kona!"

"Yipee!"

This is fun!

This is fun!

We're glad that we came here!

Japanese

Morning at the Beach House

Stretch!

First, the two dogs fell asleep on the deck.

Then...
"Can you take me to the beach?"

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Sunday, May 27, 2012

Beach on Sunday

We came to our beach house.

Lupikona played on the beach and...

ran with Scott.

The beach is great!

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Saturday, May 26, 2012

Guest from Seattle

One of my best friends from Seattle visited us yesterday and stayed at our house.

Good morning, Kona.

We went for a walk together this morning.

It was lovely to have one of my best friends around. Lupikona walked with her and seemed to be having fun.

Thanks for visiting us, A-chan. Have a great time during the rest of your stay in Japan.

"I’m sorry I barked at you! Please come to see us again!"

Japanese

Friday, May 25, 2012

Kona’s Fourth Birthday

It’s Kona’s fourth birthday today.
Kona held her birthday present, a stuffed squirrel, in her mouth.

We gave Lupita a stuffed raccoon too. Everyone gets a toy.

When Kona was playing with one toy...

the other toy looked attractive...

so she wanted to get it and play with it.

Oh, Kona...

where are you going with both toys in your mouth?

Lupita was watching as Kona...

played with both toys.

That’s better. You have to share the toys with your sister.

"Yippee! I have my toy back!"

Happy birthday, Kona. I hope you will have many smiling days with Lupita.

Japanese