Saturday, June 30, 2012

On a Sunny Beach

We went to a sunny beach.

Kona likes...

ball playing and...

digging sand.

Lupita likes...

playing frisbee and...


"I love you, Scott."

Of course Kona loves Scott as much as Lupita.

"Give me a hug, Scott!"


Friday, June 29, 2012

A Garden Visitor

I looked out onto the garden from upstairs.

Oh? It’s...

our neighbor’s cat.

I went down to the garden and tried to call it.

The cat came up to me cautiously.

Wow, it’s so cute!

I felt that someone was watching me. I looked over my shoulder...

and I found Lupikona inside the window...

giving us a forbidding look.


Thursday, June 28, 2012

Lunch at an Outdoor Café

While walking, it got around to noon, so...

Lupikona and I made a stop...

at a café...

for lunch. Eating in the relaxed and tranquil atmosphere filled my heart with satisfaction as well as my stomach.


Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Walking with Lupikona

People who started visiting this blog recently may not know, but I had been upset about Lupikona’s behavioral problems, including Lupita’s aggression toward people and Kona’s aggression toward other dogs.

However, I found a dog behavior specialist based in L.A., MASUMI, and learned a number of important things through online teaching sessions, including the attitude I should have towards the dogs. This advice helped me to enjoy a happier life with Lupikona. It has been almost 3 years since then.

I have kept on walking Lupikona the way MASUMI taught me during those sessions. The walking method makes Lupita and…

Kona sense their connection to me. That makes the dogs feel secure and walk at ease with me.

In retrospect, in 2009, I walked Lupita and Kona one at a time to train every day and night. When MASUMI gave me the go-ahead for walking the two dogs together, I was so happy. The photo I showed her at that time is below.

And below is the photo I took this morning.

Can Lupikona still give a good account of themselves?


Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Getting Up Early

Because I was scheduled to go out this morning...

I took Lupikona for a morning walk earlier than usual.

Well, it was 7 o’clock though.

Waking up early made me feel good.

"Hey Yumi, are you going to get up early every morning and walk us this summer?"

"You are not a morning person, can you become an early riser, Yumi?"


Monday, June 25, 2012

Beach Weekend

After surfing on Saturday...

Scott and Lupikona had a long-awaited walk on the beach.

After the walk...

Kona started her favorite activity – digging holes.

She dug a good-sized hole.

They were both happy and smiling.

After the beach...

we had lunch in an old Western style restaurant.

We gained fresh energy from the weekend at the beach.


Saturday, June 23, 2012

Surfing with Lupikona

Scott was going into the sea and...

Lupita saw him off at the water’s edge.

While Scott was surfing, Lupikona were waiting on the beach.

Oh, that must be...


"I missed you!!!"

Scott enjoyed surfing, especially returning from the water to such a warm welcome.


Friday, June 22, 2012

6:30 p.m.

The weather got better in the afternoon so...

"We went to the beach!"

It feels so good.

Softened by the colorful sky and sea,

Kona expressed her delight by pulling her ears back and...

Lupita expressed her happiness by wagging her tail heartily.


7 a.m.

Lupikona were looking out the window.


"It’s raining."


Does this mean we can’t go for a walk now?"