Sunday, April 12, 2009

A Fantastic Weekend!

Today we went in search of a small pond for my turtles. The first pet shop we went to didn't sell them so we headed off to another pet shop near Senzoku Pond. They didn't sell them either but we did end up buying new harnesses for the girls. Then we started to walk to the pond and found that they were still having a Hanami Matsuri (Spring Cherry Blossom Festival) and had all the usual festival food vendors set up all around the pond. We stopped and ate yakitori (skewered BBQ chicken) and yakisoba (noodles with cabbage, shrimp, ginger and seeweed) for lunch. The girls were very happy with the things they scored from the lunch table! While walking around Jazz and Dixie caught sight of the turtles and koi in the pond and were very curious! A typical festival game here is catching goldfish with a small scoop and being able to keep the fish you catch - well Jazz and Dixie thought they would really like a turn at that game. The woman in charge didn't look so happy when Dixie jumped up for a closer look! We didn't end up finding a pond for my turtles but we certainly had a nice time at Senzoku Pond. In the days before Shin and the girls I used to live near this oasis in the surburbs and walked around the pond every morning before going to work. Its a little far to walk there from where we live now so it was nice to drop in by car today.

On Saturday the weather was fantastic so we decided to head down towards the Shonan Peninsula to Dog Garden Resort in Fujisawa. The "resort" has a cafe terrace, dog run with fake grass and swimming pool and a pet shop. It was quite funny to see Jazz and Dixie jump up and into the pool as it was empty. Obviously they could smell there wasn't any water in it or they certainly would not have jumped right in. It was quite hot and Jazz and Dixie were not to interested in playing in the dog run so we went upstairs to the cafe terrace for lunch in the shade of a huge palm tree! After that we went for a walk along the beach before heading back to Tokyo.


Mason Dixie said...

What a great weekend you two had. thanks for sharing. =) Have a Happy Easter

Bijou said...

Hi Girls,

Wow! You had a terrific weekend. I am soooo jealous of your great adventure. I would have tried to catch a fish too. BOL

Wags & wiggles,

The Army of Four said...

What wonderful adventures! I would have tried to catch the fish, too. What can I say?
That yakitori looks soooo yummy - and so do the soba noodles!!!
Play bows and happy Easter!

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

What a great adventure..

Happy Easter..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Lorenza said...

Sure you had a pawesome time!
I'd be tempted to catch those kois too!
Kisses and hugs

Momo said...

You had an exciting weekend! I am not sure if I could've stopped Cinnamon from catching goldfish! She is very quick.

Dog Garden Resort sounds like a nice place to visit with dogs. Just wished there had been water in the pool and Jazz and Dixie could've jumped into it on a hot day!

Kess And Her Mama said...

J & I love Japanese food so I'm drooling when I saw the food pictures. What a great outing for the girls. Kess wouldn't jump into the pool if it had water too...Must be a beagle trait :-)

Noah the Airedale said...

Hmmmm the food looks delish!!!
Pinky wants to go back to Japan. She was only thinking of their wonderful holiday there earlier today.
Your weekend looked like fun. Bet it was nice to be back there.


Sara Alves said...

sara´s already drooling, just by looking at the food! they look great!

you girls had a great weekend!
lot´s of licks

Suzuki said...

Happy Easter!
Big licks to you

Pippa said...

Om nom. That yakisoba looks delicious.

You two girls have been very busy going to some fine places.

Dughallmor Beagles said...

Oh girls! What a great weekend you had (sorry it's almost the weekend again and we're only just visiting!)
The Dog Garden resort looks very cool....and that food you scored some of looks amazing!
You're such pretty girls, we love coming to see you!
Have another happy weekend :D
Slobbers xx

Girasol said...

I can see that you girls had a excellent weekend ... shopping and also the Dog Garden Resort looks pretty awesome!!!