Today Shin and I had planned to go to Tokyo Game Show in Makuhari which meant we would be leaving Jazz and Dixie at home while we trained it over to Chiba! Then this morning we thought why don't we rent a car and take the puppies with us. However being a long weekend all the cars at our nearest rental shop were booked out. But Shin gave them a call anyway and being such a good customer, they rustled him up a car for the day. It was a bit smaller than the station wagon we usually hire but it just fit Jazz and Dixie's crates in and off we headed to Makuhari Messe. Of course dogs would not be allowed into the event so while Shin checked out all the latest in game software I took the girls for a 2.5 hour walk around some parks and along the shoreline. First we came across this huge green field with no one there and as tempted as I was to let Jazz and Dixie off their leads I thought the better of it as I never know what scent they will pick up and may not want to come back to mum. From there we walked down to the sea but couldn't go into the water due to the huge wall and stones there to break the waves I guess. Jazz and Dixie were very curious as to what was down there and really breathed in that salty stinky air! Next was on past Chiba Marine Stadium where a baseball game was underway and down to a deserted family park/amuzement park. There we found a few huge whale topari trees as well as an octopus. Out came the picnic mat so we could take a break in the shade of a palm tree. We walked back to the car park to meet Shin and while we waited Jazz and Dixie recieved many comments and many requests to pat them! Coming back to Tokyo we got stuck in traffic but the girls were peacefully sleeping all the way home so they didn't mind!