Friday, December 29, 2006

Beagles It's Cold Outside!!

With all the snow on the Japan Sea side of Japan and the icy winds, the temps here in Tokyo have really dropped! Yesterday was a pleasant day but thismorning we were shivering!! Once inside Jazz brought her blanket into the living room and sat up on the sofa waiting to be covered! "If only that pesky little sister would leave me alone"

Thursday, December 28, 2006

The Beagle Calendars Have Landed.

The Beagle Calendars we order each year have arrived. We usually hang one in the kitchen, one in the toilet, one in the hallway and one in the bedroom! Crazy about Beagles?? Anyway Jazz and Dixie were not as excited about them as they don't squeak and they can't eat them!!

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

A Cute Pic of the Girls

Not very good quality as it was taken on my mobile but a very cute picture none the less.
Jazz and Dixie were both sleeping in this position on Shin but when I took out the phone and moved closer they both woke up and looked straight up at the camera resulting in this photo.

Sunday, December 24, 2006

A Meal from Oz

When I was at home in Oz I got a few tins of My Dog from mum for my puppies. They are just wolfing down their Christmas Eve dinner now. I guess it is 'naturally delicious' after all. Dixie has just finished and is still licking the bowl and Jazz is looking for more! This years Christmas theme is "A Very Beagle Christmas"!

Dixie's first Christmas Eve

Tonight is Dixie's first Xmas Eve! I pulled the Christmas costumes I had once bought Jazz to try them on Dixie but I was met with the same reaction as Jazz had given me - "I am not going to wear this!!!" - and the proceeded to chew them.

While we were away......

While away on holiday in Australia Shin and I left Jazz and Dixie at Dog Inc's Pet Hotel. They arrived home today with great excitement! I could tell they were very well looked after and had a great time there. Probably didn't miss me as much as I missed them from the look of all these cute photos! As much fun as we all had its nice to be back together at home.

Sunday, December 10, 2006


Well those cold winter mornings are on us again so out came the jackets for human and dog alike. Jazz grew out of two winter jackets a few seasons ago but for some reason I hung onto them. You can guess who is wearing the hand-me-downs now! Dixie, like Jazz doesn't care too much for clothing but it does stop them from trembling with cold on these frosty mornings!!

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Day two of our wonderful weekend!

Jazz, Dixie and I were up early enough this morning to watch the sun rise across Lake Hamanako and it was beautiful. (It was at this time my camera's battery died and I had to rely on my mobile phone.) After a healthy Japanese breakfast we gathered for individual and group photos. The owner of the pension took small polaroid photos for us (I have scanned it here so its not really good) and then we had a group one done. I am hoping to ask for some of those pictures and will post them later. We left and set off towards Hamamatsu to another lake which we walked along for a while before going to an Italian Restaurant with a beautiful outside terrace. After a big lunch we said our goodbyes and headed back to Tokyo. We all had a great time and thank Beat and Momo's mum for arranging such a great outing.

A Wonderful Weekend on Lake Hamanako!!

On Saturday morning we set out for Lake Hamanako to meet Jazz' brother, Beat and many other family members. We arrived around lunch time and had lunch in a glasshouse growing herbs. After that we headed on to our final destination - Perro Hamanako Hotel. Check in wasn't until three so we made use of the dogrun facing right onto the lake. Jazz and Dixie were very excited to meet all their relatives and friends. We had a good dinner with all our furry friends - a little difficult at times with Jazz!!
We finished the evening with a room party complete with all the beagles!