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 :-)