Sunday, September 23, 2007

An Unexpected Trip






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!

14 comments:

Girasol said...

Wow, what a beautiful park...I love it! there was plenty of green to walk, run and rest.

Eddie N Peaches said...

What a fun surprise day out. Too bad you didn't get to run in that big green field. Your Mum is right, I'm sure... There are likely some really good scents to trail there!
Whoofs & Baroooos,
Eddie, Peaches & Bella

Lorenza said...

Hi, friends.
You two look very happy there! Sure you had great time! I love your pictures!
2.5 hours walking?? That is a lot. I understand you were sleeping back to home!
Have a good night
Lorenza

Pacco de Mongrel said...

both u guys r real lucky to be able to tag along for the trip

fee said...

what a cute green whale! it's very pretty. parks + beach is such a nice combination. :)

Katherine and Pippa, said...

That sounds like a fine trip. And a nice long walk too. I don't get to go off the lead either - for the same reasons. And I might go chasing cats, or looking for girlfriends or anything really. Shame isn't it?

Pippa

e said...

Hey J & D and Larissa
The KOOTS I go to is near wear I work but there's another one more accessible, in Roppongi.
We could try to go there oneday and check out the discount pet stuff at Don Quixote.

Yeah, E's really busy with the qualifying programme. Unfortunately it's never ending, from now till 2009 when she finishes it in time to go back to do the Masters programme. At the moment, it looks like I can study it either in Singapore or Australia so I'm still tossing it up btwn the two.

I know what you mean about being worried that a scent will lead the girls away and them being so caught up, might not come back when called.
Fei gets a bit distracted too. But it's more of cars or people I'm worried about that will rile her up or scare her.

Talk soon,
Love E and Fei

Sparky said...

That's a beautiful place! I love the whale bush!

Sparky

Girl Girl Hamster said...

That's a bootiful park and that whale shape tree looks so cute

~ Girl girl

Nugget said...

Oooh, that ia a very tempting field. We have to take advantage of all the good weather fall days we can! I like the big fishy... It would be even better if the hoomans made a giant Beagle!

Licks,
Nugget

umekotyan said...

Is the game show of Makuhari interesting and selfish?
It is possible to improve it ..whale's tree it... :0

from loved ume tyan

River said...

Looks like an awesome day out - sure beats being stuck at home!!

We love your photos you are both so beautiful :)

River

Jackson said...

yes another day in paradise looks like you both had a wonderful time bet your in need of some sleep hopefully you have caught up by now
cheers M

The Army of Four said...

Wowzers, what FUN! You must have had a blast - all those new sniffies and THAR SHE BLOWS! It's a whale! How COOL!
I can't believe you get to have an ocean in Japan, too. I want one here in Kansas SO badly! And a mountain, too!
Play bows,
Zim
PS: Did you get to play baseball?