Thursday, June 29, 2017

Midsummer weekend / 夏至祭の連休 ②

Second day in Dalarna on Friday.

Such a nice weather in the morning.  We went for a long walk!


朝はいいお天気で みんなで長い散歩へ!

Kaiya                        Mato

By the way, the last time when we came here, Kaiya disappeared in the woods for about half an hour and made me worry to death.

I know she would come back eventually but I hate that feeling while I wait.  So we were so prepared this time.  We bought GPS trackers!

Actually, we didn't need trackers at all though because both Kaiya and Mato behaved very good and listened to us very well ;)

そうそう 前に来た時に30分くらい森の中に消えてマミーを死ぬほど心配させたKaiya。

必ず戻ってくるのはわかってるけど 待ってるこっちは気が気じゃないから 今回は準備万端。GPSトラッカーを購入!

ぶっちゃけ全然必要なく いい子にお散歩できた2人だったけどね( ´ ▽ ` )

We thought Nellie, Simba and his mommy had already left for a walk but they weren't actually.  We decided to wait for them here.

先に出たと思ってたシンバたちはご近所さんのとこにいたらしく この辺で待つことに。

Kaiya                            Mato

There they come!!


      Mato                           Kaiya

Simba   Mato  Kaiya

Simba   Mato   Kaiya

Kaiya                               Mato                                Nellie            

Kaiya                        Mato

Kaiya                           Mato

What a view!!!! I love it here!

やばいね〜 この景色。 最高っす!

Mato           Kaiya                 Simba




Kaiya                        Mato  

Next door was also here for the weekend.  They had a doggy named Mollie.  We all said hi :))

お隣のお家もこの週末こっちに来てて モリーっていう7歳のゴールデンレトリバーちゃんも一緒で みんなで挨拶したよぉ〜!

Yep.  Kaiya is like this.

She gets curious at first but she wouldn't play with others or stay in the group.  Instead she likes to sit in front of me and get petted.  Independent girl, I guess..?


最初はちょっと興味があるけど 少ししたら他人に興味ない感じ。私の前にちょこんと座ってナデナデしてもらう方がいいらしい(笑)


We were outside almost whole day and kids didn't take a nap at all.

I noticed it was very quite in the late evening and I found Mato, Simba, and Kaiya sleeping under the dining table. lol

ほぼ一日中外にいて 昼寝もしなかったから 夜になったらみんなバタンキュー。

静かだと思ったら Mato シンバ Kaiya みんなダイニングテーブルの下で寝てた(笑)

After we moved from the dining room, Mato went to bed before us. ;)))



Kaiya was not on the bed but already asleep under the table on the carpet.



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.


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...


Kaiyaはやっぱりなれなくて ソワソワ ソワソワ。


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・・・。


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



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。


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 :))


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〜!

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!!!!


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

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.


Kaiya                                          Mato

Then it starts with Kaiya's charge. lol


Kaiya                      Mato

Kaiya     Mato

Kaiya         Mato

Kaiya                                                              Mato

Mato                               Kaiya

What the   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