Monthly Archives: May 2011

Shadow Box

One morning, Josh and I went to get coffee, without Toki.  We came back to find her shadow waiting for us at the door. I could almost see the expression she had on her face as she listened and waited … Continue reading

Posted in Photo Post | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

Dogwood Ikebana

On Sunday, for Mother’s day, I went with my mom-in-law to an Ikebana workshop by Mikiko Ideno, at Tortoise, one of my favorite local shops here in Venice.  Ikebana is the Japanese art of flower arranging. The stems of the … Continue reading

Posted in Do It Yourself, Events, Photo Post | Tagged , , | 10 Comments

The 30 Second Dog Trick

We’ve been taking an obedience class organized by the West Los Angeles Obedience Club and taught by a fantastic trainer, Lynn Medlin, for the past six weeks.  To our relief, we’ve been making great strides in our walking skills (taming the pulling, … Continue reading

Posted in Photo Post | Tagged , , , | 15 Comments

Paracord Leash Review and Daily Toki Giveaway!

A few weeks ago, at the Shikoku Ken booth at the Pet Expo, I met Tony Carino.  It turns out that as a hobby, he makes beautiful leashes out of a material called paracord.  Originally used by the military in parachute … Continue reading

Posted in Photo Post, Reviews | Tagged , , , , | 27 Comments

Toki meets her feathered friend

DUCK . . .  DUCK . . .  GOOSE!!! Have a great weekend!

Posted in Photo Post | Tagged , , , | 16 Comments

The Schipperke: Barge dogs of Belgium

Meet “Raisin,” a Belgian Schipperke.  Originally a small herding dog, in later years the Shipperke was known as a shopkeeper’s friend, and canal barge ratter.  Described as a “black, thickset square little dog,” these delightfully smart, busybody pups are “a … Continue reading

Posted in Events, Photo Post | Tagged , , , | 14 Comments

SPLASH dogs

I’m already looking forward to summer, when I want to reintroduce Toki to the beach.  The first time she caught sight of the ocean, she ran straight into the waves and got bowled over.  But she seemed happy and was … Continue reading

Posted in Events, Photo Post | Tagged , , , , , | 10 Comments

It’s Monday. Time for some puppies, pigs, and ponies.

You heard me, I said Puppies, Pigs, and Ponies! Courtesy of the Pet Expo.  This is the last week of photos from this event.  Enjoy! This lovely pooch was looking for a new home. While this little girl communed with … Continue reading

Posted in Events, Photo Post | Tagged , , , , | 11 Comments