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 house so the three of us were very happy this time!
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. Coincidentally that day was also Bashu’s birthday, so I think it was a good day for her to start a new life. It was really nice to see her adopter and I quite easily imagined what a happy life Bashu has ahead of her. It […]
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 with Kimchi, another Chinese Crested from the same breeder, both of them were very nervous that day. They stayed close together and were quite jumpy. I understood though, there were 2 playful huskies and one big dog playing fight the whole time! Once got home, […]
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 my husband’s teeth (kids are weird, you know). I guess he picked up my body language or something. He was also very impressed with my husband’s adam’s apple and talked about it for several days afterward. FYI it is not that impressive! This is the […]
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 life. Sidra said that he misses how Duff always asked for a belly rub. But he also said that for now he didn’t want a permanent pet anymore, he would love that we continue fostering and get to know more dogs. Saying goodbye each time […]
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 same time Sidra was excited to see our next foster dog. ‘It is such a confusing feeling. It is the first time I’ve ever felt this way,’ he said. Monte might be confused right now in his new environment but he will settle down in […]
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. I remember them all, every physical traits and unique characters. Some of them were pure-bred, some were mutts and strays that I found on the street. Some died of accidents, illness, and old age. I stopped having dogs since Sidra was a baby because I […]
It’s two weeks into 2013 now and we had our first snow yesterday! Coming from a tropical country, I’m still very excited everytime there’s a snowfall. The windows in our old apartment were frosted so I couldn’t enjoy snowing without opening the window, but here in the new house the clear big windows allow me to stare outside for hours mesmerized by the snow. While I was mesmerized, my husband kindly cooked us the yummiest meatsauce spaghetti for lunch. I then managed to cut a stretch lace top to be turned into a bra set later. Meanwhile, Sidra had a […]
Meeting a dearest friend, delicious lunch, beautiful things and wonderful people. Not all weekends are perfect, but once in a while the universe graced me with a day like this. Pictures from my Instagram.
Last weekend we celebrated my husband’s 42nd birthday! I made him a jacket with hood (will be posted later) the day before and Sidra made him a drawing. It was a nice and quiet day just the way we love it. We biked in the morning to the lake in the neighborhood, bought oden (Japanese winter dish) in the convenience store and had breakfast by the lake. I still can’t believe that I live in such a close proximity to a lake! Then we went to a nearby Italian restaurant for pizza and pasta lunch. Sidra loves celebration so of course […]