Foster updates: Okowa and Koten

Foster updates: Okowa and Koten

Okowa has finally been adopted! It is such a wonderful news because  Okowa had already spent one year in the ARK shelter in Osaka. A lot of people have doubt adopting her because of her age. But one month after she moved to Tokyo, she finally found a forever home. Her adopter is a lovely…

Okowa the Chihuahua

Okowa the Chihuahua

We’ve got a newcomer yesterday! Meet our new foster dog, Okowa the Chihuahua! Okowa is a 14 years old female chihuahua who had to go to ARK shelter since her owner was hospitalized and can no longer take care of her. It is very sad to think that she has been loved her whole life and then…

Welcome Fuwawa!

Welcome Fuwawa!

We have a new family member! After spending one month with Fuwawa, we fell in love and decided to adopt her. I still can’t believe that we have our own dog now! When a pet in ARK has found a forever home, the round pendant is exchanged with a star pendant. Here is Fuwawa with…

Fuwawa the Chinese Crested

Fuwawa the Chinese Crested

I haven’t introduced you to our fourth foster pooch! Her name is Fuwawa, she’s a 7 years old Chinese Crested like Bashu and even came from the same closed down breeder. Here is her profile page at ARK. She came to our house the day after we came back from the Izu holiday a week…

Izu, Shizuoka

Izu, Shizuoka

If you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen some of these pictures from our recent vacation. We spent three days last week in Izu area: Shimoda city, Shirahama beach, and Izu Kogen. It has been too long since we had a holiday. Last summer we didn’t go anywhere because we have just moved…

Goodbye Bashu

Goodbye Bashu

I’ve been feeling a bit broken-hearted these couple of days since Bashu left. I know, I know, don’t let yourself get too attached. It turned out easier said than done. And Bashu had been with us for only two weeks! Last Friday my husband and I took her to ARK office to meet her adopter….

Bashu the Chinese Crested

Bashu the Chinese Crested

Meet our new foster pooch! Her name is Bashu, a 6 years old Chinese Crested. She came from a breeder who has closed down because of illness. Here’s her profile page (only in Japanese at the moment). We picked her up last Sunday at the adoption event in DOGSIGN in Jingumae. She came from Osaka…

Guest Post at Craft Sanctuary: My journey to find the perfect bra

Hello! Sorry for all the bra photos! Today I’m guest posting at Craft Sanctuary about my journey in finding the perfect bra. It is a great personal experience and each time I learned some new things about my own body. The journey is still going on by the way! Thank you for having me, Ashley!

6 years ago, first meeting

6 years ago, first meeting

I met my husband sometime around this month, 6 years ago. This is a picture when he first met Sidra at that time. Actually Sidra is not that easily get attached to people when he just first meets them, so I was quite surprised that he sat on my husband’s lap rightaway and began inspecting…

Goodbye Duff

Goodbye Duff

We said goodbye to Duff last week. He is one of the sweeyest dog I’ve ever known and I hope he will be happy for the rest of his life. The house feels a bit empty now that he’s gone. It is amazing how such a little creature can bring so many colors into one’s…

Goodbye Monte and Hello Duff!

Goodbye Monte and Hello Duff!

Last weekend, we went to ARK adoption event at Dogsign store in Jingumae to see Monte off. It was indeed a bittersweet moment for us, but we were all ready. A few days before, Sidra said that he felt sad that Monte was leaving, but also happy for him and his new family. At the…

Monte the beagle

Monte the beagle

If you’re following me on Instagram or Twitter, you’ve probably noticed a new face that recently popped up there. Meet Monte the Beagle! He’s a 10 month old beagle that we are fostering since last weekend. Whenever I think about fond childhood memories, there’s always dogs in there. They were part of my happy memories. …