Saturday, May 31, 2014


 Nobu is looking really dapper after his trimming session at Inuya . This is him sitting on the Nobunaga towel we bought at the Sengoku shop on our holiday in Nasu. Arriving home after his trim, I let him out of the car at the front gate and went to park the car: here he is greeting me, all happy to be home.
Meanwhile on the morning walk in the local woods all is good, the sun is out and it's going to be hot later, but with this new short summer cut, I guarantee Nobu won't be hot and bothered before midsummer arrives.
I especially asked Inuya owner, Mr. Wada, to keep Nobu's mane and fluffy ears so that he has a soft look around his face, rather than the crewcut he had last year, after all, that bushy topknot is his trademark. 

Friday, May 30, 2014


 With my new 6.5 inch 40 tooth blending scissors I have been working on Luna's coat to bring out the freckles...she doesn't have many, but they are there...Yes, I am an English setter, she says, no doubt about it, count my freckles. Meanwhile Nobu is at Inuya for a makeover including their new whirlpool/jacuzzi feature for an extra 1000yen...Pictures to follow. Claire will have to wait a while while I play with my new scissors and borrowed clippers on her coat...

Saturday, May 17, 2014

3 Dogs and a shadow

 Morning walkies, and the angle of the sun makes a shadow fourth dog...from May to June, Sofie my first setter was with us, so maybe she's joining the pack as a reminder...I am setter special, she says...
Luna is so beautiful, enjoying the garden, enjoying her food, enjoying walks, she's just happy and overflowing with happiness, a beautiful dog. Meanwhile Claire watches it all with gentle loving eyes, graceful as ever, benign and magnanimous.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Shopping Snapshot

The sweeties waiting outside the supermarket, they know they're in store for a treat of chunky discarded cabbage stems courtesy of the supermarket when the pack is together again. And Mum will cook the tough outer leaves in supper broth...great freebie treats, a walkies and healthy supper in the making, nothing like shopping.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Happy Mother's Day

 I wonder where Luna and Claire's puppies are now...sweet little 4 month old dachshund in the park thought Luna would be a great mommy...

Saturday, May 10, 2014


 Best time of the year for glorious morning walks in the green early summer woods, with the dogs finding pigeons and soaking up the morning sunlight. Gotta go to the vet soon to get the heartworm meds and check up on Luna's health :)