Sunday, June 5, 2011

Secret Garden



Hello everyone. Usagi here.

The days have been wonderful recently. We are having an early summer so Andy is now enjoying a nap on the sunny balcony every day. However, during the last couple of days he was going out on the balcony a bit too often so I began to think he might be up to something. A little later I received an email with a picture from the couple next door (yes, the owner of those two cats you may remember.) Apparently, Andy has been going out to secretly watch them work in their garden.

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They planted a variety of vegetables, so there are now name tags like “beans” and “spinach” in the soil. Andy, who lives for food, could have been checking which vegetables will be in which spot.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Ice Hockey?



Hey everyone. Danny here.

It seems anyone in our city is talking about ice hockey. That’s because the our local team has made it too the finals. You'd think the Olympics were happening, there's so much excitement. There are even some stores with signs up saying “We close at 5 due to the match”
To win the finals the team will have to win 4 out of a series of 7 matches. Tonight was the first match and our Team won!


Then, just after the live coverage of the match on TV had finished, people around our place celebrated by setting off fireworks. As you may remember Andy really doesn’t like the sound of fireworks. As soon as he heard the first explosions “Bang! Bang!” he rushed to Usagi’s work table.

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However, Usagi’s table is close to the balcony where those noise was coming from so he decided to come to my work area which happens to be the area furthest from the balcony and hid under my desk.

Andy is always following Usagi and usually doesn't pay me much attention but he looks like MY dog when fireworks are around.

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Saturday, April 30, 2011

Spring is here

Hello everyone. Usagi here.

Although it is still quite cool in the mornings and nights, several kinds of cherry blossoms have already started to bloom. Now double-flowered cherry trees are in full bloom.



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Having a lot of sunny weather and longer daylight hours we now feel that spring has come (finally). Andy is running around on the grass during his daily walks, fully enjoying spring.


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Monday, April 4, 2011

Pets after the quake

Hi, Danny here.

In the aftermath of the recent earthquake in Japan I came across some news about a dog. It was found floating in the ocean on the roof of a house, 3 weeks after the quake/tsunami and was rescued. Now she has been reunited with her owner. What a lucky dog.
Usagi also found links to pictures shed like to share of pets at evacuee centers in Japan.



Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Pray for Japan

We wish to express our sympathy for all the victims of the major earthquake and tsunami, and those who suffered from the events in Japan.


Many people have contacted me worrying about my family & friends in Japan. Thank you for your consideration.


It is heart wrenching to see the devastating images from Japan, let alone thinking about the people working in the nuclear plant trying to minimize the damage. While we live far from Japan, we will still think of what we can do to support those people from the devastated areas and to help rebuilding those towns.


I found a website below. When your heart gets worn out by the devastating news from Japan please check the link below.


Saturday, February 19, 2011


Every time we go to a pet supply store Usagi buys something unnecessary. Some things just make me want to yell that's just useless. The other day she bought a “Doggie Pillow”. She put it on Andy’s bed and tried to teach him how to use it. But Andy thought he had gotten a new stuffed toy to bite it which made Usagi upset.


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I thought it would be garbage soon, but then Andy’s attitude towards the pillow changed. For the first few days he would try to bite the pillow, then he started ignoring the pillow. Then a few days later he started to use it.


He likes to keep it to the side of his bed and uses it when he's having a nap.


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Monday, January 31, 2011

Rainy Days

Hello, everyone. It’s Danny here.


It rains a lot here recently. It seems Andy got fed up with this weather because he doesn’t like walking in rain.


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Because of the bright red color, a lot of people say “You look like a Super Hero! (Ha ha ha)” I get the feeling that Andy thinks people are making fun of him, laughing as he walks by. To be fair he has been wearing it for 2 years and it is starting to get worn out.


We were thinking he needed a new coat (in a different color), when our friend Nao, who has miracle hands that can make anything, told us she could make a rain jacket for Andy!


It’s a tailor made coat using Andy's measurements, so it is just the right size for him. It is made from a material used to make umbrellas, so it repels water. I hope Andy can enjoy walking in rain with this new and more comfortable jacket.


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Saturday, January 1, 2011

January 1st 2011

Wishing you a Happy New Year
We hope you can visit our blog this year too (even though we are a little slow to update).


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