Feeling loved

Feeling loved

Today is my 43rd birthday! My husband came to the bedroom this morning with my favorite cheesecake and candles. Here’ a picture of me blowing the candles while trying to keep Fuwawa away from the cake. Sidra was still half asleep! Sidra and my husband then gave me their presents, and each has a story about their…

One year with Fuwawa

One year with Fuwawa

One year ago we met Fuwawa for the first time. She has lived as a breeding dog for the first seven years of her life until the breeder had to close down. Initially, the breeder wanted to put down all of their Chinese Crested dogs but fortunately they didn’t have enough money to do so. They handed…

Goodbye Shoronpo and Hello Shake!

Goodbye Shoronpo and Hello Shake!

A couple of weeks ago we said goodbye to Shoronpo as he has finally found a forever home! It is always a bittersweet moment when it happened. We are happy though to see him go and will always remember the time when he is in our home. Congratulations Shoronpo! After Shoronpo left, we welcomed Shake, an…

Goodbye Shiitake and Hello Shoronpo!

Goodbye Shiitake and Hello Shoronpo!

Shiitake finally found his forever family after more than three months in foster care! I was beginning to worry that he wouldn’t get adopted because he was so shy of strangers. Shiitake was fine at home with us, but at the adoption events he would hide in a corner so nobody would see him.He befriended another foster dog called…

Shiitake the puppy

Shiitake the puppy

It has been more than 2 weeks into the new year but it is still January so I guess saying ‘Happy New year!’ is still okay. Well, happy new year! This handsome pup just came to our house three days ago. he was born five months ago in a temple on the mountains by a…

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…