Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Midsummer weekend / 夏至祭の連休 ①

We had a long weekend last week due to midsummer!

It's one of the most important holiday weekend in Sweden.  Since we have very short summer and long dark winter, Swedes celebrate midsummer devoting eating, drinking and dancing.

Most of the places are closed during this holidays and we were off from work from Thursday afternoon until Sunday :)))

So we planed to spend our long weekend with Simba's family in Dalarna where his grandma lives.

先週末は夏至祭の連休でした〜。

短い夏に一年のほとんどが日の短いスウェーデンでは この夏の到来を祝う夏至祭は結構重要なイベント。

この週末はどこもかしこもお休みになるところが多くて 私たちも22日の木曜日の午後から日曜日までお休み〜!

なので ストックホルムより北のダーラナにあるシンバのおばあちゃんのお家へみんなで行って来ました〜!


It's been a long time to have a road trip.

Kaiya, of course, was nervous most of the times.

Mato got car sick and threw up a little... :(

He used to ride with me in the car when we were in Japan and was totally ok but somehow he gets sick now...

久しぶりの車の旅。

Kaiyaはやっぱりなれなくて ソワソワ ソワソワ。

Matoは車酔いでちょっと戻しちゃった・・・(>_<)

日本では全然車大丈夫だったMatoなのに 大きくなったらダメになっちゃったなぁ・・・。

Kaiya



The weather was perfect!

Last time when we went there was in the winter and was nothing to see since it was dark already.

But this time the sun was out and the view was breathtakingly beautiful!

天気がよくて 最高のドライブ〜!

冬の時と違って 明るいし 緑が増えた景色はめっちゃ綺麗!!!




Pit stop at the burger stand.

I was so waiting for this!  This place has really good burgers.

Sooo hungry and I ate it all right a way without taking photos. lol

途中でトイレ休憩&夕飯ターイム!

ここのハンバーガーを楽しみにしてたのだ(*≧∀≦*)

楽しみにしまくり&お腹空きまくりで 一気にペロリ・・・写真撮るの忘れた(笑)

Mato                                   Kaiya (front)

Kaiya                                                                       Mato



Just a little left to go!

Kaiya's taking all the space on the seat.  Sharing is caring, Kaiya! ;p

さぁ あともうちょっと頑張ろう!!!

って Kaiyaさん もう少しMatoにスペースあげなよぉ〜。

Kaiya                                                              Mato



Mato was falling asleep sitting up like that so we moved him to the rear seat beside daddy.

狭いとこに座ってそのまま寝そうになってたMatoなので 後部座席のダディの横へ。

Kaiya



Finally we are here!!!!

There was traffic and took about 5 hours when it usually takes 3 hours.

All jumped out from the cars and ran around in the yard :))

やっと到着〜!

混んでたから 普通なら3時間くらいで来れるのに5時間かかった〜(>_<)

車から降りた途端 嬉しくて そっこでみんなお庭で走って遊んだよぉ〜!

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Sunday, June 25, 2017

Happy Birthday Mato / ハッピーバーズデーMato Jun.25

Today is Mato's birthday!!!  Time went so fast and he is already one year old!!!!

今日はMatoの誕生日!早いものでもう1歳です!




He was so small and skinny but now he's taller than Kaiya and probably runs faster than her.

あんなに小さかったのにやっぱり男の子 今ではKaiyaより体高が高くて 走るのもKaiyaより速いかも。




At first, right after he left the original kennel, he grew up in Minami Alps Kennel for the first 2 months then he moved to my parents' home until I came to get him in Japan.

My mom sent me lots of photos of him everyday until I got to Japan and I could tell that he loved to cuddle with my mom.  But strangely, as soon as I met him, he became my boy.  He never left my side.  It almost seemed like he knew who his mommy was.

And it still continues today.  When I'm working on the computer, he always goes under the desk and lies down beside my feet.  If I move to other rooms, he follows me wherever I go.  The only time he's not with me is when we sleep.  I think he learned in a hard way that I move so much while I sleep :p   He almost never sleeps with me on the bed together. lol

日本では親元を離れてからは南アルプス犬舎さんで最初の約2ヶ月育って それから私が迎えに行くまで私の実家で育ったMato。

毎日写真を送ってくれた私のママにべったりだったのに 不思議なことに私が日本に行ってからはすぐに私にべったりなった甘えん坊のMato。誰が自分のマミーなのかわかってたみたいで 私としては嬉しかったぁ〜(*≧∀≦*)

今でも家ではいつでも私の近く。机に向かってパソコンいじったりしていれば 机の下の私の足元に横になり。私が別の部屋に行けばついてくる 可愛いやつ(o^^o) あっ。でも私の寝相が悪いのを身を以て学んだのか寝るときはベッドで一緒に寝ることは滅多にない(笑)


Mato and Kaiya got along pretty quicker than I'd expected and they are almost inseparable now.

Kaiyaとも思ったよりすぐに仲良くなって 今では2人でいることが当たり前。

Kaiya (left)        Mato (right)



He's very friendly to any human.  I say he gets along with many other doggies but since he's mature, there are dogs who don't go well with.

人には誰にでもフレンドリーで ちょっと大人になったから 相性の合うワンちゃんとそうでないワンちゃんたちがいるけど けっこー多くのワンちゃんと仲良く遊べる子。

Mato (middle)

Mato (middle)



Most importantly, he has nerves of steel.  He doesn't get scared easily :)

そしてそして 肝が据わってて大抵のことには動じない。




He's always smiling and also when I take photos, I get many of his funny faces ;)))

いつも笑顔で 写真を撮ると変顔率が高い(笑)



This is my lovely little boy Mato ;)))

こんなMatoをこれからもよろしくです〜( ´ ▽ ` )




Thursday, June 22, 2017

avoid shade / 日陰は避けて  Jun. 21

The sun was out but it wasn't as warm as usual this morning.

I wore only T-shirt and it wasn't a good idea... :(

I didn't wanna go back and change so decided to power walk.

As long as I wasn't in the shade, it wasn't that bad.

In the park, I chose the sunny spot and let them play a little ;)

太陽が出てたけど 気温が低かった今朝。

にも関わらず T-シャツだけで出て来てしまって失敗したぁ〜 太陽に騙された〜(笑)

とりあえず 日陰は避けて 日が当たるところを散歩(^_^;)

公園ではやっぱり日の当たるとこで ちょいと自由行動!

Mato

Kaiya


Mato

Kaiya

Mato                                                   Kaiya



The chasing game starts all the sudden.

At first, Kaiya slowly sits down facing Mato.

急に始まる このヒトタチの遊び。

まず Kaiyaがちょこんと座りだす。




Intentionally or unintentionally...Mato slowly approaches to Kaiya.

徐々にMatoが近づいてくると・・・。

Kaiya                                          Mato



Then it starts with Kaiya's charge. lol

Kaiyaの襲撃で始まる(笑)

Kaiya                      Mato

Kaiya     Mato

Kaiya         Mato




Kaiya                                                              Mato






Mato                               Kaiya



What the hell....lol   I don't know what they are looking at in each direction but it suddenly ended like this ;)))

なんだこれ。2人ともそっぽ向いて・・・どうやら 終わりらしい(笑)

Mato                                             Kaiya


Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Simba and Nelly / シンバとネリー Jun. 20

When we were at the dog park this morning, Simba and Nelly came with Grandma.

Last week when Kaiya and Mato first met Nelly, Mato got too excited and Nelly was little scared of him.  Everyone was worried that he was gonna be too hard on her.

So we took time to have them greet each other slowly.  I tired to make him calm down and corrected him when he was to get excited.  After a while it worked, and now they are fine to be around each other :)))

今朝はドッグランにいたら シンバとチワワのネリーがおばあちゃんと一緒にきた〜!

先週初めてネリーに会った時はMatoが興奮しすぎて小さいネリーが危なそうだったから 時間をかけてMatoに注意しながら 慎重に挨拶をさせたんだぁ〜。

ネリーに過保護すぎる周りだったけど リードつけないで挨拶させる方がちゃんと挨拶できるよねぇ〜。

それっからは ネリーに興奮しすぎることなくふつーな感じ(o^^o)

Mato          Nelly          Kaiya      Simba




Mato really like Simba.  Even if he gets growled or barked at by Simba, he just doesn't care.  He continues to play bow and wag his tail ;)

そして Matoはシンバが大好き。吠えられても唸られても プレイバウして尻尾フリフリ♪




This is Nelly.  She's so small and moves so fast!

これがネリー。めっちゃ小さくて めっちゃ動きが速い!




Everybody loves grandma! .....because she always gives them treats... lol

おばあちゃん 大人気!・・・いつもおやつをくれるからねぇ(¬_¬)笑

Simba           Mato             Nelly               Kaiya



Someone is coming...

しばらくしたら 向こうから誰かがきた・・・。

Mato            Simba         Nelly         Kaiya



It's Raiya!!

She's a miniature Schnauzer.  She's so much smaller than other miniature Schnauzer that I see in the neighborhood and super cute :)

ミニチュアシュナウザーのライヤだ!

すでにミニチュアなのにもっとミニチュアなライヤはめっちゃ小さくて可愛い女の子〜。







Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Long afternoon walk / 長い午後散歩 Jun. 19

In the afternoon, we took the train to say hi to daddy at work!

At first, we got on the elevator to the subway platform.

午後散歩は 電車に乗ってダディの仕事場へ!

まずは 地下鉄のホームへのエレベーター。

Kaiya                            Mato



In the train.

Kaiya's relaxing lying down.  Mato can't stay still.

Mato hasn't been on the train not many times.  Everything looks still new to him, I guess.

電車の中。

Kaiyaは横になって落ち着きまくってるけど Matoはキョロキョロ ソワソワ。

Matoはまだ電車に数回しか乗ったことないからねぇ。




After saying hi to daddy, we walked home!!

Passing through the town first.

ダディにハーイって言って来たら 歩いて帰るぞぉ〜!!

まずはちょっと町の中を通って。

Kaiya

Mato



Then we walked along the water.

"When it's warm like this, we gotta eat ice cream, right?", said mommy.

Actually, I'd already planned from the beginning to make a pit stop at a gelateria ;p

We enjoyed our ice cream break :))))

今度は水沿いの道をまっすぐ〜。

こんなに暖かい日はアイスだよね。うん アイスだよ。とマミーが独り言。

っていうか確実に最初から寄るつもりだったんだけど アイス休憩を途中でしたよぉ(笑)




It's time for them to play a bit.

今度はちょっと寄り道して 遊ぶお時間。

Kaiya                     Mato

Both of them jumped up on the tree that'd grown sideways!

2人とも 横に生えてる木にジャンプして登ったよぉ〜!

Kaiya

Mato                          Kaiya



What are you watching, Kaiya?

何を見ているのかなぁ〜 Kaiyaさん。

Kaiya



Mato tried to get into the water a little by little but the edge was deeper than he though...lol

ちょっとずつ水に入ろうとしたら 意外に深くて ドッボーーン(笑)

Mato



I told him to get in and swim but he just wanted to back up and get out of water.

全部浸かって泳いだらいいのに そんなことよりここから抜け出したいMato。

Mato



Finally, out.

よいしょっと。やっと水から出れた。

Mato



There she does again!  She lay down suddenly and refused to go.

But you know what we could use some break, too.  It's such a nice warm weather after all and we could enjoy little sunbathing.

Well, making pitstops and taking it easy, eventually our afternoon walk became very long one, more than 2 hours and we very much enjoyed it!!! ;)

はい 出た〜。Kaiyaの"ヤダ"。

まぁ でも ちょっと天気よすぎだし ちょっと休憩もいいかも〜!

ってな感じ 2時間以上かけて 遊んだり 休憩したりの午後散歩でした〜!



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