Monday, September 29, 2014

The Chase

 When Claire first came to us, she was a shy dog who would escape to my lap in the dog run. God forbid anyone tried to sniff her butt, she would sit down and guard it well thank you very much, and snarl like an Amazoness if any dog were too insistent. Thanks to the company of Nobu and now Luna, plus daily meet and greets with various doggie friends on our long walks she seems to have blossomed into quite the socialite. 
 And who would not find the attentions of this gorgeous poodle flattering...magnificent beast!

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Motomachi Chiaro di Luna

I've been wanting to saunter proudly down Motomachi with my babies for a while, and finally made it happen...there's a fantastic wee doggie shop, Boutique for Dogs which specializes in the most gorgeous imports, and last year I fell in love with a pinkish Chanel suit for Claire, but the store only have teensy weensy sizes. I wanted to have Claire measured up for a special order. It turns out this week's the Charming Sale, and they have Coo Couture XL sizes for the sale: well, Luna being all skinny and all, fits her perfectly, so I lashed out at half price, and here she is: 
 You can see Luna's really proud to be wearing the new top...Claire was a bit miffed, but she'll have her turn, even if it breaks the bank...
 It's a good thing Britain is still the UK, that Union Jack looks so stylish on her :)
 A view from the other side, with the brand name Coo Couture...there was another strawberry shirt which looked good also, but this one was more sporty.
 And below, some pictures courtesy of the resident photographer...such beautiful eyes! There'll be some courtesy photos of Nobu, Claire and Luna at the Boutique for Dogs Blog in the next few days, I'm sure. 

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Light and shadow

 Shadows and blurry feelings make for a softer heart...
Vulnerability is part of the beauty...

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Angels watch over us

 Angels watch over us as we walk through this life,
 and when we move on to the next...
What heavenly hosts to greet us! Goodbye, Mum. You are always with me....

Thursday, September 18, 2014

A shoulder to cry on

 What's up? Everything okay? There there, you can tell me all about it...
I see, I see, let's have a wee lie down and cuddle, it'll be all right, you'll see...

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Sylvan Beauty

 There was an annual national meeting of breeder English setters at Woof, and for the first time in my life I saw the real deal, bench setters in all their glory. Beautiful! Mind you, I couldn't help feeling that Claire holds her own, her glossy feathers and downy hair blowing in the forest breeze, and still a suggestion of wild and free peeping out beneath the gentility. 

Claire is the queen of our household, and rightly need for photoshop or plastic surgery, she is a natural beauty that makes waking up every morning to see her a pleasure and deeply spiritual- a reminder to begin the day thanking the Lord for all that is good.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

All things bright and beautiful

A late summer overnight stay at Woof near Lake Yamanaka for the family...Chiaro di Luna celebrating life in all its glory...
I can see how she's grown and stretched and slowly but surely begins to own the full size of her own body. 
All things wise and wonderful, the lord God made them all....glorious!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Super Moon

 Enjoying the garden and waiting for breakfast...Mummy is slow these days, she gets her own breakfast first! But the water bowls are replenished, so only a matter of time...

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Setter in the Dance Studio

Took the babies along to my Latin dance class. My teacher, Kent Nagashima also has a wee dog, Cindy, and he doesn't mind having the dogs along: after the initial greeting, he regally ignores them and we get on with fixing my rumba walk...Claire and Nobunaga have been many times before, but it was Chiaro di Luna's first time on the slippery floor, so she's a little nervous. Nothing like a new experience to tire you out and slip you into sweet dreams when you get home to bed.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Nobu and Bean

 Bean is a cutie freckled six year old beagle and Nobunaga was inviting him to play...not quite sure what to think, Bean tried his best to oblige...Nobu sure was happy to have a chance to bark and jump around, even if he gets out of breath in no time...Bean seemed more happy to play with Claire only of course, she won't oblige...