Saturday, November 30, 2013

Pumpkin Pie

Thanksgiving is never without…

pumpkin pie.

Lupikona are glued to a slice.

Last night we were too full from the turkey, so we had the pumpkin pie today.


Friday, November 29, 2013

Thanksgiving 2013

Sniff, sniff…

sniff, sniff, sniff…

Scott got back from the US today so we had thanksgiving dinner one day late.

Happy Turkey Day!


Thursday, November 28, 2013

Fall Deepens

Fallen Sakura leaves and…

gingko leaves. Dusk in late fall somehow arouses sad feelings.


Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Kona is Doing Well

In our yard…

Kona did some walking exercises.

Well done, Kona!

She enjoyed my complement with a hearty tail wag.


Tuesday, November 26, 2013

After the Storm

On our walk this morning…

a thick blanket of fallen leaves belied last night's strong wind.


Monday, November 25, 2013

Slumbering Lupita

Lupita is clinging to me and…



Sunday, November 24, 2013

Time to Rest



Saturday, November 23, 2013

Today’s Walks

Kona had a short walk in the park.

She enjoyed the feeling of the soil under her paws and…

smelling the fallen leaves.

Lupita had a relaxing walk to the riverbank.

She enjoyed the feeling of the lawn under her paws and…

smelling the autumn air.


Thursday, November 21, 2013

Tender Autumn Sunlight

The tender light was falling onto Kona through the gingko trees.

Lupita walked through the park, enjoying the sunshine.

The tender autumn sunlight feels so good!


Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Rehabilitation Started

Kona’s rehabilitation started. She began with a 15-min walk at an easy pace.


Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Sunny Peaceful Spot

Postoperative Day 11. Kona made good progress and her stitches were removed today.

She no longer has to remain in a small restricted area and took a nap with Lupita.

It was a peaceful afternoon.


Monday, November 18, 2013

In Our Yard in the Morning

Kona has been kept in a small restricted indoor area. So…

going into our yard is one of her little pleasures.

Before going back to her room, she lay on the grass.

“Want to stay like this for a while...“


Sunday, November 17, 2013

Going On a Beach Date

On a fine autumn weekend, Scott went to the beach with…


I stayed home with Kona because she still requires bed rest. Scott took all of the photos.

She had Scott all to herself and…

played with him all day…

she enjoyed herself on her beach date.

Did she miss Kona and me there?

Oh well… probably not.


Saturday, November 16, 2013

Rearranging Kona’s Room

I rearranged Kona’s room.

It seems she feels more comfortable in this layout.

Rest quietly and get better soon.


Friday, November 15, 2013

One Week After Surgery

This is what I saw when I came home from Lupita’s walk…

Oh noooooo!

Kona is getting better every day. She is already full of energy.


Thursday, November 14, 2013

Crunchy Leaves

Crunch, crunch, crunch. We crunched through fallen leaves.


Wednesday, November 13, 2013


In the morning 5 days after her surgery.

Kona is doing very well.


Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Kona Out of the Hospital

4 days after surgery. Kona was discharged form the hospital.

Lupita is lying in a spot where…

she can see Kona’s head.

Scott got home later that night. “Welcome back, Scott!” “Welcome back, Kona!”


Monday, November 11, 2013

Good News

Kona is doing well after the surgery. She will return home from the hospital tomorrow!


Sunday, November 10, 2013

Kona’s Room

While Kona is still hospitalized, we prepared a therapy room for her to take a complete rest after discharge.

We had Lupita go in and check it out.

It is located in the corner of our family room. She will not feel lonely.

Although I left the door open…

Lupita stayed inside. She must have felt confortable there. We hope Kona will like it too.