Saturday, September 30, 2017

Our usual morning scene / 毎朝の風景 Sep. 29

Met Chilli at the dog park and went for a walk together!

Carina gave everyone some treats since they were very good boys and a girl :)))


ドッグランでみんないい子だから カリーナにオヤツもらったよぉ!

I had a day off today and I was busy doing laundry and cleaning from the morning!

And this guy really doesn't care anything at all. lol

Kaiya jumps right a way and goes as far as possible when I get the vacuum machine out.

Mato, on the other hand, as you can see ↓, keeps laying wherever he was even when I vacuum real close to him.

今日はお休みだったマミーは 朝から洗濯に掃除に忙しくしてたんだけど・・・

このヒト 本当に何にも気にしない。

掃除機出そうとするだけで 逃げるKaiyaと打って変わって至近距離を掃除機かけてもビクともしないヒト。

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Nose work (step.2) 1 / ノーズワーク(ステップ2) 1 Sep. 26

We went to the Nose Work class again!!

But we were done with step 1 so this one was the first class of step 2.

Kaiya's having her heat soon so Mato and I were taking the class this time! (I'd already asked and had been approved by the instructor to come with Mato instead since I'd been training him at home, too.)

Just Mato and mommy going out together...this doesn't happen often ;)

レベル1が終わったので 今回はレベル2のクラス。

Kaiyaさんがそろそろヒートになりそうなので 今回からMatoとクラスに通いまぁ〜す!(トレーナーさんには前回のクラスの時に確認済みで 家でMatoもトレーニングしてたからMatoを連れて来てもオッケーもらってました。)


Well, Mato can be mean and bark or growl at other boys so we got partitions and waited here until our turn to do the exercises.

I'd informed about Mato's behavior toward other dogs so they made this arrangement :)

He couldn't see others but there were lots of other dogs' smells and sounds... he was pretty excited whole the time.

Matoくんはちょっと他の男の子にガウガウになりがちだから 仕切りの中で待機です。

このクラスを申し込む時にMatoのガウの旨を伝えておいたので こういう配慮をしてもらえました!

他のワンちゃんたちが見えないけど 匂いはするし音も聞こえるから 興奮が止まらない〜。

We were separated into 2 groups in the class.

Mato, who gets too excited to boys, was with two girls.

At first, we did the line up method training.

The target odor is in one of the holes and other smell such as coffee, tea, etc. are in the other holes to see if dogs can identify the right one among other odors.

クラスは2グループに別れて トレーニング。



ターゲット臭の入った穴が一つ そして他の穴にはコーヒーやティーパックなどの臭いのするものが入ってて 他の臭いに惑わされないでターゲット臭を当てれるかの練習。

Mato who'd been training at home, did such a good job as Kaiya finding the target and telling me of it.

After this exercise, we did couple more different exercises.  It was fun and time went so fast!

Next week, we gonna switch target odor from eucalyptus to bay laurel.

I can't wait for next week :))))

お家で練習してたから MatoもKaiyaに負けないくらい 上手にターゲット臭を見つけて伝えることができたよぉ〜!


来週はターゲット臭をユーカリから 月桂樹に変えるんだって!


Monday, September 25, 2017

Trattisar / トラッティサー Sep. 25

Yesterday I finally had a day off and I went for mushroom picking!

I went with Simba's mom and dad this time...very thankful for them for driving ;)

Unfortunately, Kaiya, Mato and Simba stayed home since we were for sure that they would get lots of ticks...especially Simba. 

昨日は久しぶりのお休みで キノコ狩りリベンジ!




Morning walk first before we went for mushroom picking.


We were at a park by Simba's apartment and look who's here!

公園で遊んでたら シンバが来たー!!!

Both Kaiya and Mato were super happy to see Simba!!

Mato & Simba & Kaiya

Mato & Simba & Kaiya

Simba & Mato

Mato usually gets growled at by Simba but he likes Simba so much that he doesn't care about it. ;p

He loves to lick Simba's mouth and teeth when Simba's growling. lol

Matoなんて シンバにガウガウ言われてるのに そんなことは関係なく とにかくシンバ大好き(笑)

シンバがガウガウ言ってる横から シンバの口&歯をぺろぺろするのが大好き(笑)
Simba & Mato

Mato & Simba

Mato & Simba & Kaiya

For the mushroom picking, we went to the woods in Ekerö, about half an hour drive from where we live.

キノコ狩りはと言うと 家から車で30分くらい行った Ekerö(エーケロー)と言うところにある森へ。

We found the mushrooms pretty quick!

It's Trattkantarell or funnel chanterelle.


Trattkantarell(トラットカンタレル)  通称 Trattisar(トラッティサー)。

We found this, too!  It's called Blomkålssvamp, I think, or Cauliflower fungus.

I heard that it tasted really good but I wasn't really sure if this is the right one so I only took a photo of it. ;)

こんなキノコも。多分Blomkålssvamp(ブロムコールススバンプ) 直訳するとカリフラワー茸 日本語だとハナビラタケだって。

これ食べるとすんごっく美味しいらしいけど 本当にこれか確信がなかったから取らずに写真だけ(^^;)

We were walking around in the woods for 3 to 4 hours and got a lot of Trattisar!!!...or I should say I was able to pick only this kind because I'm not familiar with other kinds of mushrooms. lol

3〜4時間森をウロウロして とにかくたくさんのTrattisarが採れたー!!! と言うかキノコに詳しくないからこれしか採取できず(笑)

It was really fun finding them and picking them in the woods but cleaning it was pain in the butt.

I sat for a couple of hours just checking bugs and cleaning them after I came home in order to dry them :(((

森で見つけて採ってる時はめちゃくちゃ楽しいけど 帰って来て綺麗にするのがきつかった〜。

乾燥させるために 数時間1人でひたすら虫がいないかチェック&綺麗にしてたよぉ(T ^ T)

Friday, September 22, 2017

Nose work 3 / ノーズワーク3 Sep. 21

It's been a long time since the last blog.

I've been very busy but we all are doing fine :)

ムーチョ お久しぶりです。

最近忙しくてなかなかブログがアップできない・・・( ;∀;)

でも みんな元気だよぉ!

Last Tuesday, Kaiya and I went to the last class of Nose work 1.

The class was divided into two groups like the last time, one with smaller doggies and one with bigger doggies.

This time we did exercises both indoor and outdoor.

Plus, we weren't told where the target odor were hidden.

It was such a great exercise for me to closely and carefully watch how Kaiya reacted when she found the target odor.

We had so much fun!!! I just love this Nose Work activities.

Kaiya did such a wonderful job using her nose hard and finding them.

I'm so proud of her!

一昨日の火曜日はノーズワーク (レベル⓵)の最後のクラスに行って来ましたぁ!

今回はクラスを2つのグループに分けて 室内と室外で交互にトレーニング。

そして ターゲット臭が隠してあるところは知らされず 犬の反応を観察して見分けるという飼い主への難しいトレーニングも。



自分の子だけど 惚れ惚れ〜(//∇//)

One of the chairs in the back has the target odor.

Today's afternoon walk!  Daddy came along, too!

Then I thought since daddy was there, we could do some nose work exercises outside together.

Kaiya got actually excited to do some nose work.

She was well concentrated and it was almost a piece of cake for her ;p

Mato, on the other hand, wasn't concentrated like Kaiya since there were a lot of allurements and disturbances outside.

But it's fine.  We just need to practice more often and hopefully he'll find this exercise fun and interesting soon.


ちょうどダディもいたし お外でノーズワークのトレーニング!

Kaiyaはお手の物で 集中してよく探してたぁ〜。

Matoは お外でたくさんの音はするし 人やお散歩してる他のワンちゃんたちが通り過ぎたり たくさんの臭いもって色々誘惑があるから ちょっと集中力が欠けてたけどこれからいっぱい練習してこぉ!

On the way home, we stopped at the grocery store.  We three waited outside while daddy was buying some stuff for the dinner :)

ってなわけで 帰りにスーパーで買い物してるダディを外で3人でいい子に待ってたよぉ〜!


Sunday, September 17, 2017

Whole morning walk / 午前中散歩 Sep. 16

We had such a long morning walk...literally used up whole morning.

We took off at 8 a.m. and when we came home, it was already noon. lol

Somehow I wanted to go for mushroom picking.  I searched on the internet where the nearest spot I could go to pick mushrooms and it was Judarskogens naturreservat, a national park, in Åkeshov which is where Kaiya and I go to the nose work class.

The access to the national park was easy.  It's right in front of the Åkeshov station.

We took the trains on the way the way, Kaiya and I came here before if I remember correct...about 2 years ago.

Just before we got in to the woods, we found a dog park :)


8時に家出て 家に帰ってきたら昼の12時になってたぁ〜(笑)

というのも ふとキノコ狩りがしたいと思って 電車を乗り継いで KaiyaとのノーズワークのクラスがあるÅkeshov(オーケシュホヴ) へ。

駅を降りてすぐにJudarskogens naturreservatっていう自然公園が広がっていて Kaiyaとは2年前くらいかな1度来たことがあったな そういえば。

とまぁ 本格的に森の中に入る前に広いドッグラン発見。ちょいとひとっ走り!
Kaiya (left)                      Mato (right)

Kaiya (left)                      Mato (right)

Kaiya (left)                      Mato (right)

Mato (left)                      Kaiya (right)

Mato (left)                      Kaiya (right)

Kaiya (left)                      Mato (right)

Mato (left)                      Kaiya (right)

Kaiya (left)                      Mato (right)

Kaiya (left)                      Mato (right)




Kaiya (behind)               Mato (front)

Kaiya (left)                      Mato (right)

Kaiya (left)                      Mato (right)

Mato (left)                      Kaiya (right)

Mato (left)                      Kaiya (right)

Kaiya (left)                      Mato (right)

Alright, let's go find some mushrooms now!

さてさて そろそろキノコ探しにいこーぜー!
Mato (left)                      Kaiya (right)

There were so many mushrooms in the woods!!!

But I couldn't find the ones you can eat!

Well, I only know 3 kinds actually...but these 3 kinds weren't there at all!!! :((

Many people come to this national park and all the eatable ones are already picked I guess.

I think I have to go far out from Stockholm in order to do mushroom picking.



ってか私が知ってるのは3種類しかないんだけど その3種類がない!(笑)

まぁ たくさんの人がここに来るからねぇ。みんな狩られちゃってるよね(^^;)




I gave up finding the eatable mushrooms and decided just to enjoy the walk in the woods.

So much odors in the woods.  Kaiya and Mato were in the excited state pretty much whole the time.

Let's just take it easy looking at the lake, guys ;))

ってことでキノコ狩りはほぼ諦めて ふつーに森さんぽを楽しむことに。

いろんな臭いがするから 2人は常に興奮状態だったけど まぁちょっと湖を見てゆっくりしよ



Only wish these were the ones I could pick.


Mato (left)                      Kaiya (right)

Kaiya (left)                      Mato (right)

Cloudy in the early morning but the sun came out!

朝曇ってたけど 太陽が出て来た!

Mato (left)                      Kaiya (right)

Well well well,  as you can easily guess, my mushroom picking score was 0.  It wasn't a fun result so I decided to walk home instead of taking the trains.

Totally we walked about 10km I think and it was already noon when we got home ;p

Kaiya and Mato got tired and slept a lot in the afternoon.

Poor daddy, no one played with him. lol

I also had such a good nap after that nice long walk.  My day off became a good resting day :)

ということで キノコ狩りの結果は0で終わり 悔しいから帰りはなぜか電車には乗らず歩いて帰ることに。

家に着いた時には昼になってて 結局10キロくらい歩いたのかなぁ。

たくさん歩いたから KaiyaもMatoもお疲れでよく寝てた〜!


で 私も疲れて昼寝いっぱいして ゆったりいい休みの日になったぜーい!
Kaiya (left)                      Mato (right)