Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Dog Cafe Anjin Renewal Open

After a five year hiatus, my local dog cafe, Anjin,
 has reopened, and such a wonderful place it is to hang out with the dogs, especially if I didn't have time for a long afternoon walkies.
 
Below is a special L size doggie plate which I share between the setters, always seasonal and of course hand made with loving care. 
The owner has two dachshund babies of her own, and over the years they are quite friendly with my sweeties, so they all sit happily together to attention for extra treats. Since it was only us, I can let the dogs run free in the room, they know not to enter the kitchen. While there is ample space for three or four big dogs, there's also a verandah to space out and relax for bigger parties of big dogs too.

 Hard to guess which is the doggie plate and which is the human plate, right? No wonder the dogs always try to go even when it's just walkies.
 This is my favorite human dish so far, tomato salad with anchovies and Spanish bread, just plain delish. The spare rib meal looks scrumptious too and reasonable at the price..
So here's the flyer, and blip me on FB or Line if you're in the neighborhood, I'll be happy to come along too!

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Setter blessings

 Sometimes you get so caught up in things, you forget to see the joy right in front of your nose...three dogs can be quite demanding at times...and you can't always see the beauty when you're walking them alone, because you're like a radar checking for cars, bicycles, people walking by, making sure we're all safe on the roads, or Mummy's safe and not dragged in the dirt on the chase for cats and squirrels...birds, on the other hand are a relief as we all go on point!
 Sherlock has been with us a full six months, and I am just beginning to reap the benefit of two weeks of uninterrupted sleep after months of strident guard barking three or four times a night- thank God we have triple glazing or I'd have had the neighbors up in arms. The secret ingredient? Sleeping with the man of the house, not guarding Mummy! I've also been adding half a capsule of amino-acid tryptophan to Sherlock's evening meal. 
 Even now the barking is an issue before meals and in the rush to get out for walkies, but fortunately the peewees is, touch wood, under control: Sherlock manages to hold it for the night now, and goes in the garden and on walkies nicely lately. The operant word is still touch wood, I don't want to jinx it...but all in all we are all getting into the swing of a three setter family again, and things are tentatively comfortable again...now I just need my body to get some real good restful sleep to boost my immune system and fight off another debilitating gum infection...all will be well. Setters rock, and each of my rescued babies is glowing with health and joie de vivre the way it should be, captured so splendidly in these pictures. 
Photos by Lelantos

Monday, October 3, 2016

I know a bank...

I know a bank where the wild thyme blows,
Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows,


Quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine,
With sweet musk-roses and with eglantine:


There sleeps Titania sometime of the night,
Lull’d in these flowers with dances and delight;

And there the snake throws her enamell’d skin,
Weed wide enough to wrap a fairy in... 

Shakespeare: Midsummer Night's Dream

Photos by Lelantos

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Autumn Moon and Romance

Licca dropped by to see Sherlock, dressed in her Sunday best...what a cutie setter, stroke him now...
It's all that pink hair and the luxurious chirimen silk, the shibori obi...she's mine! A man of great taste indeed, our Sherlock.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Nobu with Licca

 Morning walkies through rainy streets, and then Mummy spent most of the day making a new dress from silk kimono scraps for Licca...She and Nobu get along like a house on fire.... 
 Afternoon walkies we caught a sunny interlude before hunkering down as the approaching typhoon brings rain and stormy winds...I was thinking when dogs lie sleeping and doing nothing we humans care to understand, they are probably weaving healing and binding spells to protect the house and keep the mood gentle. To wit, people with dogs are reputedly healthier and happier...