Monday, October 16, 2017

Mommy's extra energetic / 元気すぎるマミー Oct. 16

Somehow mommy was pumped up and the work out at the gym wasn't enough.  That's why we took an extra walk today!

Look!  I thought they were very quiet and no wonder why... I guess extra walk made them crash right a way.

Mato is his usual spot on the couch.

Kaiya who likes cooler place is on the fur rug on the floor.

Sweet dreams my sweet babies ;)

今日はなぜかマミーが元気モリモリでジムでのトレーニングだけじゃ足りなかったらしく いつもより多く散歩に出たよぉ〜!

したら じゃじゃ〜ん!なんか静かだと思ったら 2人ともマミーの横でダーウン!

Matoはソファの上のいつもの定位置。

涼しいとこが好きなKaiyaはMatoの下の毛皮マットの上で スヤスヤ〜(о´∀`о)



Sunday, October 15, 2017

Sunny Sunnday / 晴れの日曜日 Oct. 15

Unbelievably sunny!!

My babies were happy and energetic!

今日はめちゃめちゃ天気よかった〜!

2人も高台の公園ではしゃいだはしゃいだ( ^ω^ )








Before the sun went down, we decided to go out and chill in the park.

午後は太陽が沈む前に日向ぼっこしに行ったよぉ〜!
Mato

Kaiya

Mato (left)                Kaiya (right)

Kaiya

Mato


Pella's birthday / ペラの誕生日 Oct. 14

I was gonna take a break from a restless day...lay down and spread out the news paper in front of me.

...so close...lol

These two were too adorable.  I had to take a photo :)))))

休憩〜って ゴロンってして新聞でも読もうかしてたら・・・

2人が近いw

思わず撮っちゃった(≧∀≦)v
Mato  (left)               Mommy               Kaiya (right)


Kaiya doesn't usually stay too close too long...but this boy is pretty much always besides me ;))

Kaiyaはいつまでも近くにいないヒトだけど Matoはいっつもマミーの近く。


We visited Simba in the evening!

夜はシンバの家に行って来たよぉ〜!
Mato playing with Per-
ペールに遊んでもらうMato。

Simba & Kaiya


Pella turns 20 on Monday so we had early birthday dinner together and had also a cake :))))

お姉ちゃんのペラの誕生日(本当は月曜だけど)。みんなでご飯食べて ケーキも食べたよぉ〜!

A break from rain / 雨から一休み Oct. 13

It's been raining a lot in Stockholm....dark and rainy usual fall...

But finally we got the sun back!!

The sun showed itself when I was on the way to work biking.

Awesome!  Warm!  Thank you SUN!!!

最近は雨ばっかり降るストックホルム。いつものことながらジメジメ秋。

それでも今日は太陽が出た!

自転車で通勤途中に太陽出てきたぁぁぁ。

太陽最高〜!暖かい〜!

太陽ありがとぉ〜!!!


Afternoon walk on Friday lasted about one and a half hour.

Kaiya loves to make herself messy...lol

午後の散歩は長めで1時間半くらい行って来た〜!

途中で 出た Kaiyaのゴロゴロ。・・・ここでかぁ〜(^^;)

video


We were by the woods and had some off the lead time :)

ちょっと森の方まで行ったから水辺で自由時間。

video


Saturday, October 14, 2017

Nose work (step.2) 3 / ノーズワーク(ステップ2) 3 Oct. 10

We had the last class of the Nose Work step 2.

ノーズワーク・ステップ2の最後のクラスに行って来たよ〜!
On the way there in the train.  Looks like Mato's ready to do it! ;)
向かってる途中の電車の中で。やる気満々Mato(笑)


At first, we had four different type of search with only using laurel: glass containers on the floor, plastic containers on the floor, magnets on the fridge, and lined tea infusers on the rope.

This lined tea infuser search was the most difficult one!

The target odor is in one of the tea infusers and because the odor spreads in the air, everyone was having hard time finding the target!

今回のクラスではターゲット臭は月桂樹のみを使用。まずは4種類の違ったものに入ったターゲット臭をそれぞれ順番に。ガラスの容器、プラスチックの容器、冷蔵庫にくっついてるマグネット、ロープに並べて吊るした茶こし。

この茶こしは難しかったぁ〜!網だから臭いが空気中に広がって ターゲット臭の元にたどり着くのが困難になるらしく みんな悪戦苦闘してた。


We also did some search outside.

外でもいくつか練習したよぉ〜!



Little lecture time.

中に入ってレクチャータイム!



Now we are completed the Step 2.  Maybe we can take Step 3 class later but now I think we gonna practice at home for a while :)

It was really fun and nice experience for Mato, too ;)))

これでステップ2終了〜!暫くはうちで練習してもっともっとうまくなるぞ〜!ステップ3のクラスは後々ね(^ ^)

なかなか楽しかった!Matoもクラスに通っていい経験ができてよかった( ^∀^)

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Rainy weekend / 雨の週末 Oct. 08

It was raining whole weekend in Stockholm.

Thanks to this non-stop rain, we couldn't take a long walk at all.

That's why we became couch potatoes.  lol

週末は雨なストックホルムだったよぉ〜!

ずーっと降りっぱで長い散歩にも行けず・・・

みんなでぐで〜。
Kaiya


Thanks Mato....you are soooo funny even when you are asleep.

白目むいて ぐで〜。
Mato


Actually it wasn't raining on Saturday morning so we could take a walk little longer than usual.

We were so lucky...as soon as we got home, it started to rain!

土曜日の朝は雨が降る前に散歩に行けたから ちょっと長めの散歩で楽しめたよぉ〜!

帰って来たて早々に雨が降り出したから ちょーラッキー!

Kaiya (left)                     Mato (right)

Kaiya (left)                     Mato (right)


Kaiya got too excited and forgot I was there...she ran into me...lol

I almost fell, almost dropped my phons and the cards in the phone case flew out.

んで持って Kaiyaにガチで激突された〜!w

スマホケースに入れてた カードが舞い落ちたさ〜(o_o)
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Mato (left)             Kaiya (right)

Mato             Mommy            Kaiya 

Mato

Kaiya


This morning!

We came to the dog park...but seems like somebody wanna leave already. ;p

こちらは今朝!

ドッグラン来たけど Kaiyaさんは この通り。
Kaiya


And the other one joined the "please mommy just get it done with and go home" club. lol

雨だからさっさと先に進んで帰りたいらしいKaiyaにつられて Matoも。(笑)

Friday, October 6, 2017

Quiz / クイズ Oct. 05

Chilli's mama Carina had to work early so we were on our own this morning.

Thought we could take a walk to some other place than we usual go ;)

シリィのママのカリーナが早くからお仕事だったから 今朝は私たちだけ〜。

いつもと違うとこへ散歩へ行ったよ( ´ ▽ ` )


And here a little quiz!

In these 2 photos below, which one is Kaiya and which one is Mato???

If you get it right, I give away Kaiya and Mato's shed fur!!!...or not... ;p

さて問題です!!

下の2つの写真のシルエット どっちがKaiyaで どっちがMatoでしょうか??

正解すると もれなくKaiyaとMatoのモフ毛がプレゼントされるとかされないとか・・・。



 Here's another quiz.

In the photo below, Kaiya and Mato are staring at Simba which I don't think you can really see him in this photo.

I thought I heard my name so I looked back and there they were.  Simba and his mom Patrya were walking towards us!

If you can find where Simba is, you might get Simba's shed fur ;p...Acutally I don't know if he sheds...but I know he gets groomed time to time and they trim so much fur!!

そして じゃじゃん!!

2人が凝視している先には シンバがいるんだけど この写真だとわかんないかなぁ〜。

なんか呼ばれた気がして振り向いたら シンバとシンバのママのパトリアがこっちに向かって来てたの〜!

シンバがどこにいるかわかったら もれなくシンバのモフ毛プレゼント!!・・したいけどなぁ〜・・・プレゼントしたいほど毛がいっぱいなシンバだけどなぁ〜。
(笑)

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Kanelbullensdag / キャネルブレンズダーグ Oct. 4

Has anyone heard about Cinnamon Bun Day?

It's celebrated in Sweden on October 4th every year.

Swedes love cinnamon buns and it's called kanelbulle in Swedish.

So on this Kanelbullensdag or Cinnamon Bun Day, you "fika" with cinnamon buns or just have it anytime and eat as much as you want!! ;p

You can't resist it because you see cinnamon buns everywhere on this day ;))))

I, myself, bought a dozen of cinnamon buns and brought to work :)

スウェーデンでは 毎年10月4日はシナモンロールの日!

Kanelbullensdag(キャネルブレンズダーグ)と言って シナモンロールを食べてお祝い(?)する日!

ちなみにシナモンロールはスウェーデン語でKanelbulle(カネルブッレ)と言って スウェーデンの人に愛されてて どこのカフェやスーパーやベーカリーやコンビニにも必ず置いてるもの。

この日はいつも以上に シナモンロールがいっぱい売ってる。

なので私もシナモンロールを買って職場に持っていったぜよ〜!


Kaiya and Mato had a nice walk with Chilli as usual in the morning!

His mom Carina showed us a real nice place where it's secluded and perfect for dogs to be off leashed.

Kaiya and Mato got pretty happy.   They sprinted and showed off how fast they could run to Carina who was very amazed ;)) ...couldn't get it on the video when they were running wild though :(

さてさて KaiyaとMatoは いつものように朝はシリぃとお散歩〜!

シリィのママ カリーナになかなか広くてちょっと隔離されてる場所を教えてもらって KaiyaとMatoは大喜びで全力疾走してたよ〜ん!・・・ビデオは撮り損ねたけど(^^;)

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Nose work (step.2) 2 / ノーズワーク(ステップ2) 2 Oct. 03

Time for Nose work!!

The first half of the class, we did some exercises with the eucalyptus odor as last time.

ノーズワークのクラスに行って来たよぉ〜!!

まず最初はユーカリの匂いで見つける練習。

One of the exercises to find the target odor in one of the 4 containers.
4つの入れ物のどれかに入っているターゲット臭を当てる練習。


Then we moved on to the new target odor, laurel.  

At first, we each got a little container which had the target odor inside.  When the dogs sniff on it, then we gave them treat.  Just like the exercise we did in the very first class of the Step 1.

After doing it for 2 sets of 10 reps, we practiced the line up method with new odor.

それから新しいターゲット臭の月桂樹で練習!

ステップ1のクラスで一番最初にやったみたいに 容器にターゲット臭を入れて それをクンクン嗅いだらご褒美の繰り返しの10回を2セットほどして ラインアップ法で月桂樹の匂い当て!


You know, I'm amazed how quickly dogs learned what to do.  Since we've already been through the steps with eucalyptus, most of the dogs found the target oder without problem after we'd changed it to laurel.

Which includes Mato.  Mato found it easily and told me clearly which one it was :)))

犬って本当賢いよなぁ〜。

ちゃんと何をするのかしっかり理解できてて ターゲット臭が変わってもみんなちゃんと当てることができてた〜!

もちろんMatoもしっかりターゲット臭を見つけて教えてくれたよ( ^∀^)


I left Kaiya at Simba's while we were gone for the class.

Simba's human brother Per was playing in the soccer game in the evening.  Mato and I went there directly after the class and reunited with Kaiya ;)))

シンバのとこでお留守番してたKaiya。

シンバの人間の兄弟ペールのサッカーの試合があったから 私とMatoはクラスの後そこに直行して Kaiyaたちと合流〜!
Mato (left)                 Kaiya (right)

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Already October / もう10月 Oct. 01

Time goes so fast!!! It's already October!!

It's getting colder colder everyday and days are getting shorter and shorter in Stockholm.  But we had such a sunny and refreshing morning today!

We took a nice and long walk and stopped at a little dog park away from home.

早い。今日からもう10月だぁ〜。

日が短くなったり寒くなってるストックホルムだけど 今日は太陽が出ていいお天気!

今朝はゆったり長めのお散歩。

家から離れたとこにある ドッグランでちょいと遊んだよ。
Kaiya

Mato

Kaiya

Mato


About to start??

お。始まるか??
Mato


Hmmm. Feels little different from usual.

あれ。なんか違う感じ。
Kaiya (left)           Mato (right) 


Kaiya slowly approached Mato and...smack... lol

テクテクテク・・・ちゅっ😘 ・・・笑
Kaiya (left)           Mato (right) 


I don't know what the hell it was but it was really cute and funny ;)))

And now it really begins.

さっきのはなんだったんだか・・・やっと始まった(笑)

Mato (left)                Kaiya (right)

Kaiya (left)           Mato (right) 
Mato (left)                Kaiya (right)


Mato (left)                Kaiya (right)


Kaiya (left)           Mato (right) 


Suddenly, they stood in front of the gate.

This means they wanna leave here...

Guys, already!?  I guess this park was too small to run full speed for them.

急に 入り口へ。

これは先に行きたいサイン。

うおぃっ!もう終わりかぁい!・・・このドッグラン小さくて走りがいないのかなぁ〜。
Mato (left)                   Kaiya (right)