Monday, March 9, 2020

Niko's 10th Anniversary

February 28 was Niko's 10th Gotcha Day!

I decided to make a special snack.

Goro~~ not yet!

Baking in the toaster oven

OK, Goro. Let's do the taste test.

My theme was "fancy hors d'oeuvres".
Final result was not so pretty, but I tried :-)

Now, time to eat!

Niko loves his (and Goro's) snacks :-)

Niko is our sweet and charming baby boy.
♥♥♥ Happy Gotcha Day, Niko! ♥♥♥

Sunday, February 9, 2020

A Shining Star

Hawaii is one of my favorite places.

I love the beautiful ocean...

Yummy food

Laid-back atmosphere

But the best part is LOCATION!

Hawaii is right at the halfway point between
Japan and mainland U.S.

Last year, I got to visit Hawaii twice. Met up
with my Japanese family in spring, then
my friend N-Chan from Tokyo in summer.

N-Chan and I share the love for fur kids.

While in Hawaii, we talked passionately about
our fur kids and how wonderful they are.

Earlier this week. After long happy years,
her beloved boy Vitz left this world.

My heart breaks for N-Chan and her husband.

Photo borrowed from her Instagram page

In the dark night on the island of Hawaii, we
looked up and admired the sky filled with stars.

Vitz, the new star, is now shining among them.

Sky over busy Tokyo won't show all these stars.

But I'm sure that N-Chan will find Vitz - because
he will shine the brightest for his parents.

Monday, January 27, 2020

Niko's Cake

Goro loves carrying his toys around.
Ice cream cones & other various toys.

Niko, on the other hand, always-always
brings one particular toy - this birthday cake.

One day, I noticed the cake was getting worn out.
Maybe it's time for this old toy to retire.

So I got him a new nip cake.

Getting to know each other...

Then I put the new cake next to
the birthday cake.

BUT Niko continued to bring
his birthday cake toy.

After a while, I got another nip toy.

This time, the same birthday cake from the
same company as the one he has.

Getting to know each other...

Then I put the new cake next to
the original cake.

BUT again, Niko continued to bring
his old birthday cake.

I guess it has to work for a while longer.
Sorry, old cake - No retirement for you yet :-)

P.S. I washed cakes together, rubbed my scent,
etc. but nothing convinced Niko to switch!


When they bring toys,
they also bring smile to me :-)

Monday, December 23, 2019

A Little Cabana

Last Christmas, I got a rocking play mat for
kids and turned it into this little cabana.

Niko loved it.

It became his favorite napping spot.

Meanwhile, Goro...

Well, to Niko's relief,
Goro mostly left it alone.

But one day ---

I found Goro's ice cream cone in the cabana.
Does this mean he was here...?

* Goro carries his toys around

Sure enough, I found Goro there next time.

He began to occupy it frequently.

Niko was alarmed.

So quietly, Niko reclaimed it.

But then, Goro found it out.

Here goes a cat fight.


Yeah... Or, you can use it together!
It's large enough to hold both of you.

The word "sharing" is not in their dictionary.

Well, soon the cabana craze went away.
Now they use it casually from time to time.

Peace is restored :-)

We wish you all peace and happiness
this holiday season and always!