Sunday, January 31, 2016

Tokyo Oceanfront


We haven’t been able to make it to our beach house recently. So today we spent some time outdoors at Tokyo's nearby oceanfront to breathe.


Although it is artificial, it is still a beach.


Once she walked on the beach, she glowed with delight.


We ran and…


frolicked.


Smack! Thanks for taking us to the beach, Scott!

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Saturday, January 30, 2016

Curled Up Dogs


Lupikona curled up into a ball.


Nighty-night.

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Friday, January 29, 2016

Sky Before it Rains


On our walk this morning…


while the dogs were busy sniffing, I looked up and…


saw the bare branches against the gray sky. It’s supposed to rain in the afternoon.

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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Visiting My Parents


I visited my parents with Kona.


Kona said hi to my father.


My mother hugged and petted Kona.


Kona’s visit put Lily in a merry mood.


“I’m so happy!”

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

White Plum Blossoms


Lupikona were resting under a Japanese white plum tree.


In the tree, a Japanese white-eye came to have breakfast. It feeds on nectar from plum blossoms.

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Night Cap


Wear a night cap and…


nighty-night.

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Monday, January 25, 2016

Needle Ice


Lupikona crunched their way through the needle ice.

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Sunday, January 24, 2016

Tug of War


Lupita and Kona playing tug-of-war with a stuffed toy. They looked serious.

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Saturday, January 23, 2016

Silent Pressure


We had a coffee break at Starbucks. After a little while…


Lupita touched my leg with her nose and…


pressed her chin against my knee in a silent appeal to go home.

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Friday, January 22, 2016

Winter Bloomer


We stopped to smell the daffodils and…


the plum blossoms.

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Thursday, January 21, 2016

Someone to Play With


“Let’s play, Kona!” “Okay, Lupita!” The two shy dogs invited each other to play. It’s good they have someone to play with at home.

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Shy with New Dogs


“Play with us, Kona!”
“No thank you.”


“Wanna play with us, Lupita?”
“No, I don’t.”


“Hey Kona, let’s play!”
“Nooooo!”

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Blue Bottle

On our Sunday walk, we stopped by…


a white building with its trademark blue bottle logo…


Blue Bottle Coffee Roastery & Café.


A yummy hot off the grill waffle and…


fruit buckle gave us a charge and we kept walking again.

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Monday, January 18, 2016

A White Winter Day


We woke up in the morning and it was all white outside.


Central Tokyo was blanketed with 6cm snow. It was the first accumulation of this winter.


“Brr… my paws are freezing!”

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Sunday, January 17, 2016

Exploring Tokyo


Scott is from the US but even though I was raised in Tokyo, we both still have many places in Tokyo where we haven’t been.


So we explored Kiyosumishirakawa in Tokyo with Lupikona today.


Finding cool cafés and…


a bakery, we never got tired of strolling around old and new streetscapes.


We enjoyed a different side of Tokyo.


We had a fun day visiting a different neighborhood.

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Saturday, January 16, 2016

Cozy Corner


The dogs taking a nap in my cozy reading corner.

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Friday, January 15, 2016

Playing with Toys


Playing with her favorite toy raccoon…


made her feel good!

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Thursday, January 14, 2016

Channelled Heath


There are not many flowers now in winter, yet some are to be found. Lupita sitting under the Channelled heath flowers.

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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

In the Winter Sun

We went for a walk and had breakfast. Then…

it was time to have a nap in the warm winter sun. It’s been a peaceful morning.

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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Winter Cold Set In


The mild winter suddenly turned into a cold winter today!


Brrr!


Let’s run and make your body warm!

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