Sunday, April 10, 2016

Present from Japan

My birthday is in April.

We got these fantastic birthday gifts
from N-Chan, my friend in Japan!

Yes, she never forgets you, Goro! Wanna
play with this Matatabi ball?

*Matatabi = Silvervine

Um, Goro. That's a container for the toy...

Niko enjoyed the toy properly :-)

Thank you, N-Chan, for your wonderful gifts!
We all enjoyed all of them
(yep, including box and containers!)

By the way, N-Chan has a sweet,
adorable woofie boy. Here are some pictures
from their trips to fur-friendly resorts.

Taking hot spring bath

 Dinner made for woofie guest. Lucky boy!

Enjoying relaxing time  

Happy Sunday, everyone!!


  1. What awesome birthday gifts! Especially that silver vine ball!

  2. Happy Birthday in April, dear friend! What lovely gifts you and kitties received. Your friend's dog looks like a dachshund, which is the breed of my late dog, Harriet. Very sweet photos of all the pets. Enjoy your birthday month. xoxoxo

  3. Happy Birthday to you Goro. Those look like such nice toys. We love the doggie. He is so cute, specially sitting in his swing.

  4. Wow, those are some nice toys. Happy Birthday sweet Goro. We can tell you sweet, handsome boys are enjoying the toys and the container too. :) What a sweet looking woofie enjoying the swinging chair/bed. Hugs and nose kisses

  5. Happy Birthday. Looks like Niko and Goro enjoyed their toy. Have a great week.

  6. Oh Happy Happy Happy Birthday !
    I love all your gifts and your friends gud dug is handsome.

    Let there be cake !
    cheers, parsnip

  7. You are lucky to have a wonderful friend in Japan. Happy Birthday!

  8. Happy Birthday dear friend and what lovely presents that the boys can help enjoy! xox

  9. How thoughtful to send you birthday gifts. Plus, that is an adorable woofie.

  10. Dearest Tamago-san; Wow, how sweet of your dear friend N-Chan remembering your birthday and such SPECIAL Gifts for you and boys♡♡♡ I LOVED the photos your boys enjoying the wonderful gifts♪ Haha,I checked the famous 'Matatabi = Silvervine' for my own sake as I never knew what it is p:-) The little withe flower looked really lovely and I learned about the organ cats have.
    Your friend's woofie boy is SO adorable having 'can't wait 'look to eat dinner for him(^_^) I smiled your closing handsome picture of him sitting in the gorgeous chair♬♬♬
    本当に素敵なお食事を待ちきれないお顔に思わず「可愛い」と言っていましたp:-) お誕生月、おめでとう御座います☆☆☆ 素敵な春を迎えていらっしゃいますように♪

    1. Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear Japanese friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

  11. Those are sure some mighty nice gifts and that woofie is pretty darn cute!

  12. Hope you have a very happy birthday Tamago! It looks like you're off to a great start with those nice presents. That is a very cute woofie boy.
    Maggie, Mickey Mouser, and Rufus the Red

  13. What great gifts from your friend. How nice that she remembered Niko and Goro, too. That silvervine ball sure looks like fun!

  14. Happy birthday, Tamago-san! What wonderful presents you got from N-san, and how nice that she included a matatabi ball for Goro and Niko. :)


  15. Happy Birthday! you know the nip or vine is good when the packaging gets as much interest as the toy :) your friend is sweet to remember Goro and Niko. their pup is a cutie.

    pip, smidgen, minnie, hollie, sharpie, ditto

  16. Happy Birthday !!!
    The present is so cool ! I never tried silver vine before. It's good to know what Japanese calls silver vine. Because my uncle always love to go to Japan. May be mom can ask him to buy some for me =^x^=

  17. Happy birthday, Tamago-san!
    Your friend sent you and the boys very nice presents.

  18. Happy Birthday ! Lots of gifts

  19. Happy Birthday! Those are very nice gifts.

  20. Wow, those are lovely gifts. And we've never seen a dog in a Japanese bath before!

  21. Such lovely gifts from your friend, Tamago !
    Love to see how curious Goro is and Niko playing with the ball :-)
    And what a cute dog !
    Happy Birthday, Tamago, hope you had a great day !
    Have a nice week,

  22. doodz...what total lee awesum gifts ewe getted frum yur friend ~~~~~ we noe ewe will haza grate time with de silvervine :) and waves two ewe puppy !!!! yur chair iz awesum !! ♥♥♥ happee week a head guys ♥♥♥

  23. awww happy early birthday what cool stuff. I love Japanese things. Its one culture I really enjoy

  24. O amigo de vocês é muito fofo!
    Aproveitem os presentes meus amores.

  25. Dearest Tamago,
    What a surprise and a true joy for receiving such delicacy in the mail; for two- and four-legged family members.
    One can tell that woofie is enjoying a lot of love and pampering and that is right! My miniature Dachshund, Mauzie also traveled with us to more countries and states probably as many humans... She loved it!
    It is so fun to watch how our fur babies at times prefer to play with an empty container!
    Sending you hugs,

  26. Wonderful gifts! We know how great gifts from Japan are!!!

    The Chans

  27. Great gifts, they all look like fun! :)

  28. Great gifts, they all look like fun! :)

  29. Happy Birthday Tamago! Wishing you a love great day with all your love one. What a Beautiful dog!

  30. Happy birthday Tamago!We hope this is your best birthday year yet :) What a kind and thoughtful friend to include your boys in the gifts she chose for you! It looks as though they loved the silvervine :)Your friend's dog is beautiful and very spoiled too just as it should be :)

    the critters in the cottage xo

  31. So many great gifts from Japan! Boxes and containers are never wasted when cats are around :)

    Rosa @ Cat Lady Confidential

  32. Oh how nice to get so many pressies!! Enjoy!

    And your woofy friend is so lucky! The bath, dinner and that big hummock thing look great!

    Momo & Pinot xo

  33. awww. a sweet friend, indeed. and happy birthday!

  34. Happy Birthday! It looks like you've already gotten off to a nice start celebrating, with the help of your boys of course! :) Don't forget to celebrate all month long!!!
    P.S. The woofie is very adorable

  35. Happy Birthday to you. Those look like great toys. We think that the doggie is very cute. Love him in the swing.

  36. Whoa! What cool gifts! That looks like my beloved crushed ball before TW crushed it. I used to really love silvervine but all my toys are worn out. And I'm sure you know how much I enjoy the packaging too.

  37. Great gifts and love your animal photos ~ so sweet! ~

    Had minor surgery this week so behind in commenting ~ ^_^

  38. Hi there! I found your charming blog through the lovely Mariette :) As a fellow cat lover I couldn't help but smile and giggle at your cute cats.

    I am a happy new follower and I look forward to visiting again. Hugs! Stephanie-The Enchanting Rose

  39. oooh we're SO very sorry we're this far behind in commenting! (Our mom has been ill and is slowly recovering)

    We wish you a (very) belated (and VERY) happy Birthday!

    And that Matatabi Ball looks AMAZING!!!

  40. What wonderful Birthday presents you received and an awesome Silvervine ball for Goro & Niko! Your friend's woofie son is very, very cute! Happy Belated Birthday Tamago! We wish you a very special year ahead filled with health, joy, prosperity and magic! Lots of love to you!

  41. Did I lost your birthday? Oh, when? When?