Sunday, September 29, 2013

Rehab Run

“Hey Kona, today’s rehabilitation is running, OK?”

Scott ran with Kona controlling the speed to avoid Kona sprinting ahead.

She can improve muscle strength while she is having fun. She is definitely on the mend.


Saturday, September 28, 2013

Hello Mt. Fuji

Beyond the river in the distance (in the upper right in the photo)…

appeared Mt. Fuji.

Feeling lucky…

enjoy our walk!


Friday, September 27, 2013

Cosmos and Spider Lily

I can feel the nip of fall when I see these flowers on our walk.

The long hot spell of summer has gone and fall has arrived. Many people feel worn out easily at this time of the year. Please take good care of yourself, everyone.


Thursday, September 26, 2013

Unicorn Dog

Lupita looks like either she is a unicorn or she is wearing a Samurai topknot. It’s her tail!


Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Newly Opened Starbucks

Finally Starbucks opened in the nearest station square.

We had a coffee break during our walk.

“What’s this?”

“This is coffee. Wanna try some?”
“No, thank you.”


Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Sunday Morning

The last half of the long weekend, we had something to do in Tokyo. So our beach holiday ended Sunday morning.

Say good morning to the sparkling ocean.

We wish we could stay longer, but…

bye-bye, beach. We will be back soon.


Monday, September 23, 2013

Lighthouse and Beach

On Saturday after lunch in the old house café…

we went to Taito Lighthouse.

It’s on the top of the hill and…

has a very good view. So…

Scott brought out his binoculars and…


and watched…

and watched the 360-degree view.

After that we went to…

Taito Beach. We walked the dogs on the beach and…

checked out the waves.


Sunday, September 22, 2013

Old House Cafe

Yesterday we had lunch in…

an old village house.

Dogs are allowed in their garden.

Fresh ingredients from local farmers are used in their dishes. We enjoyed the food and slow life atmosphere.

Thank you for the lunch!


Saturday, September 21, 2013

Surf Morning

Lupikona followed Scott to the beach for his morning surfing.

“Catch some waves, dude.”

See you later.

Lupikona were waiting for Scott to return from surfing.

The morning beach feels so goooood!

We had a fun surf morning.


Friday, September 20, 2013

Sunset Beach Walk

We came to our beach house.

We walked on the beach while the sun went down. It was so beautiful.


Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Perfect Weather for the Patio

Good morning!


Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Clear Autumn Sky

The typhoon has gone. We have a crystal blue sky.


Monday, September 16, 2013

Camping in the Woods

We had a good time at family camp.

We took Lupikona for a walk in the woods and…

played in the dog run.

We didn’t go anywhere this summer owing to Kona’s surgery and my bad health. So…

I’m glad that Kona and I recovered enough to go camping.

The photo may look like it was nice and cool there…

but actually it was a bit sticky.

We had a BBQ dinner. And also we smoked scallops, cheese and fish cakes in a Dutch oven.

While we were eating…

Lupikona were already sleepy.

It’s bedtime. It was the first time for Lupikona to sleep in a tent.

When Kona woke up next morning…

“Where am I?”

A typhoon was approaching. We left the campsite before the weather got worse.

On our way home in the car…

Kona was still in a happy mood as if to say, “where are we going next?”

After getting home…

Lupita fell asleep snoring on my stomach. Camping is fun, however, she feels most comfortable at home.