Wednesday, April 30, 2008

going a bit crazy ちょっとハイになる

i'm pretty healed (mentally) from yesterday's surgery. i took half of the pain medicine this morning, but other than that, i'm totally fine. i have good appetite, i love walking, and i sleep very well. but my mom thinks that i'm going a bit crazy. maybe i'm a bit more hyper because i'm so happy that my surgery is over. after a big day like yesterday, the normal sunset time like this photo feels very nice and peaceful. (i'm a good poet, aren't i?) and that's why i pulled mom more and tried to eat more poop.

of course i didn't forget to check what's on sale on a grocery store ad on the street. i'm a good shopper.
don't worry mom, i just want to feel like a baby a little bit now. more treats will heal me good!

chubu walked: 6 times
chubu peed: 6 times
chubu pooped: 2 times



Tuesday, April 29, 2008

good bye my balls ぼくのタマタマ バイバイ

today was the day. i said good bye to my balls. my parents were crying when they dropped me off at the vet's. i actually liked the anaesthesia. it felt good to sleep like that. when i woke up, i did't have my balls any more. after the surgery, i slept the whole day. i also got micro-chipped so i can always come back home. i'm so high tech.

i came back home very hungry. but my mom made me eat really slowly. my vet said that i might not want to eat. wrong! i am a young proud french bulldog! i want to eat 24/7. so i ate, i walked, and i took a very good poop. i think i said a very nice good bye to my balls. mr. balls, i will miss you, i enjoyed having you... i put mr. balls' photo to honor them today.

chubu walked: 4 times
chubu peed: 3 times
chubu pooped: once, but very good one




Monday, April 28, 2008

construction confusion リフォームで混乱

my home has changed. one day i found some guys in our home, and they started taking down the kitchen. the kitchen is my favorite area at home because that's where my parents prepare food for me. then, they moved things from the kitchen to our living room. so now i can't lay on our couch. so sad. i'm not scared of the noise they make, but i miss sleeping on the tatami mat.

now, there is a baby gate to separate the kitchen+living room from the rest of our apartment. i don't like the baby gate so much. sometimes it falls and scares me. i try to see how the construction is going through the gate all day.

i have to ask my dad to build an automatic treat dispenser in the new kitchen. if i can have that after this construction, i can say that it is worth living without the tatami mat.

chubu walked in the rain: 4 times. i don't like walking in the rain
chubu peed: 4 times
chubu pooped: once





Sunday, April 27, 2008

sleepy face ネムネム顔

sunday is a sleepy day. especially a day like rainy day. i went to bed last night at 11pm, and i slept until 8:40am. wow i didn't go pee pee for almost 10 hours! this is great for my mom. she doesn't have to wake up so early to walk me. glowing up is a good thing.

last night, i did a video chat with my japanese grandparents. i sat in front of the computer and talked to them. i was so sleepy, but i did some tricks for them, too. they seemed to be very impressed. they talked to me in a japanese frog language that i don't know so well. i have to learn some words for them. i thought i look like my grandfather, big papi. does that mean he has a frog face?

chubu walked: 6 times (i went to some brooklyn boutiques with mom. i'm a fashion savvy boy)
chubu peed: 6 times
chubu pooped: 2 times




Friday, April 25, 2008

chubu patrol パトロール

i went to my mom's work again today. i had such a busy day today because i got a new project - patrol the office. because i am smaller than most of the humans, i can go check small spaces that humans can't. i checked if there's any strange creatures or something i can eat. it's a tough job. this office is so big and soho could be a dangerous place. but you can see how good of a job i did from the first photo.

after the job is done, i took a nap on my new bed. this bed is my work bed. my dad bought it for me yesterday at ikea. it's smaller than my bed at home, but it's nice to have a bed at work. i feel very professional.

chubu walked: 6 times
chubu peed: 6 times
chubu pooped: once



Wednesday, April 23, 2008

GPS 犬ナビ

i have a very good sense of direction. i can find frog faced friends from blocks away, and i can find things to eat (not only food) wherever i am. so my mom asked me to be a navigator when we drove to pennsylvania. the traffic was bad, and we got off nj turnpike. now it's time to show how good i am to read maps! look how professional and motivated i am in this photo. i was better than a robot GPS for sure.

it was a nice day and the sun was coming through windows. so i decided to take a nap. and the nap turned into a giant nap. the vibration of the car really helps. (and mom and dad couldn't hear me snore so much because of the noise.) i had my bed, i had my harness and seat belt on, it was perfectly air conditioned... that was one of the best naps i ever took.

chubu walked: 7 times
chubu peed: 8 times
chubu pooped: 2 times



Tuesday, April 22, 2008

swimmer 泳ぐぞー

french bulldogs are not known for being good at swimming. but i am an exception. look at the proof! i went swimming with my siblings. it was a very nice hot day, so the water felt cool and nice. my dad went into the water and called my name, so i jumped in. lenni, my brother and RA showed me how to swim. i think my head is a bit too heavy to float, but i definitely got the right move. there were some humans who were fishing. and i believe that they had buffalo wings with them. (my sniffing ability is very high.) i thought of swimming to where they were fishing and being fished/caught so i can get their buffalo wings, but my dad didn't let me. but he said that he would buy me a small pool for me if i was a good boy. swimming makes me really hungry, so i want to request a treat stand next to my pool. i think it will be so nice! everyone is welcome to swim with me in my 2.5" deep pool this summer.

by the way, today is my mom's birthday. she turned 4.75 dog years old. i sent her tulips to her work. i'd rather have treats for my birthday, but humans seem to like flowers. (i like eating them sometimes.) i will give her a lot of kisses tonight.

chubu walked: 5 times
chubu peed: 6 times
chubu pooped: 2 times



Monday, April 21, 2008

school of tricks 芸の学校

past weekend, i found out that i have a sister and 2 brothers. they are weimaraners. my sister is sadie, and my brothers are otis and lenni. we are all students at school of tricks. the teacher is my grandmother and grandfather. actually, sadie and otis are graduate students already. lenni is like my RA. he was showing me so many tricks he can do. look how good students we are! the tricks i learned were "touch" "turn left" and "come." it was nice to attend in a class in a yard. i couldn't master them in the weekend, so i got a lot of homework.

one thing i didn't understand about my siblings is that they have pointy nose. they are a little bigger than me, but i didn't see the difference so much other than my frog face and their pointy nose. i wonder if they can smell better with their nose. my RA lenni became my best friend. he is so much fun to wrestle with. i think i might be a bit stronger than him, so i controlled my strength when i played with him. my sleep over at my grandparents was so fun! i want to go see them again soon.

chubu walked: many many times
chubu peed: many many times
chubu pooped: once! i tried to find a spot to poop, but there were so much space. i couldn't make up my mind.




Sunday, April 20, 2008

passover パスオーバー

i just came back from a weekend stay in pennsylvania. i went there for passover at my great grandfather's house. everything i experienced this weekend was new to me. i met a lot of my human cousins and dog cousisns there. before the seder, i put on yamaka. it was a human sized one, so i tried not to move for the photo opportunity. i think i look very good with white yamaka. then the seder began. i sat very quietly under the table and wait for my turn to read the book. my turn came, and there were some lines in non-frog language. i couldn't read it. i liked the photos and drawings in the book, though. especially the little boys and baby bird page had so many drawings done by dad. i also enjoyed the songs they sang. maybe by the next passover, i can learn some of those songs.

one of my human cousins hannah gave me the coolest gift. she made me a sweater! it has my name on the back! i can't wait to wear it every day in next winter! thank you hannah. i hope i can play with sulley more next time.

it was an adventure packed weekend. so i want to tell you all the stories. to be continued!

chubu walked: so much! i ran in a huge field with my brothers! (i will tell you about them later)
chubu peed: mom couldn't keep counting because i peed so many times
chubu pooped: 2 times (so much space, so little poop!)





Friday, April 18, 2008

peep show in nyc NYののぞき部屋

way before i was born, one of the famous things about nyc was peep shows in times square. time passed by, and times square has changed. but i found the peep show that is still alive! it is in the bathroom at my home. i was caught peeping while mom was taking shower. (but i was caught only once! that's why i have only one photo.) i really want to know what is happening behind the curtain. maybe there is a mountain of treats that i haven't discovered. because i had a few "accidents" in the bathroom, normally the bathroom is closed. the door is open only when mom or dad are in shower. i can't help going in there and try to look... can someone tell me what is happening behind the curtain?

chubu walked: 7 times
chubu peed: 7 times
chubu pooped: 3 times (my diarrea is better)



Wednesday, April 16, 2008

dog whisperer シーザーさまさま

mom came back from her business trip. she went on a business trip to my home state. so she smells a bit nostargic today to me. i was so excited when she came home and i tried to jump from the couch to the coffee table. it's good to have a whole family at home. after we had a little walk, we watched the best tv show in the dog friend world, the dog whisperer. i love this show! the epsode we wathed today was about going to a dog run. as usual, ceaser is great. i couldn't stop watching him talk in front of the camera. i kind of want to be on the show and meet him... but i am a very good boy by nature! maybe i can send my photo to show how much i look like a frog. maybe ceaser will visit me some day.

chubu walked: 6 times
chubu peed: 6 times
chubu pooped: 3.5 times (i had a light diarrea. so it is 3.5 times)

今日はアヤコが出張から帰って来たのだ。アヤコはぼくの生まれ故郷に行っとったから、帰って来たときはなんとなく懐かしいにおいがしたなもー。2日ぶりにアヤコの顔見たらうれしくて、思わずソファからテーブルに飛び移ろうとしてまった。(けど失敗した)家族がそろうってやっぱりいいもんんだなもー。夜の散歩のあと、一緒にテレビを見た。犬友のあいだで一番人気の番組と言えば、あの有名なドッグトレーナー、シーザー ミランさまさまの番組だがねー!今日見たのは、ドッグランに行くときのお話で、あいかわらずシーザーさまさまは素晴らしかったなも。じっとテレビに見入ってまったもんね。なんとなくこの番組に出てみてゃーなーと思うときもあるんだけど、ぼくはいいこだからねー!でもぼくがどんなにかえる顔かって写真を送ったら、シーザーさまさまもぼくのとこに来てくれるかもしれんね。


Tuesday, April 15, 2008

cherry blossom 桜

i'm half japanese. i mean, i am 100% french bulldog, but my human mom is japanese. so i am half japanese. so i enjoy things japanese. for example, i love sleeping on tatami mat, and i like brown rice in my dog food. one of the best things about spring in japan is cherry blossoms. when i went to the dog run the other day, i took this photo of the cherry tree. those pale pink blossoms are so pretty and they also taste good. i highly recommend that you try to eat them.

chubu walked: 7 times
chubu peed: 7 times (dad got me a new dog bed today. i'll try not to pee on it.)
chubu pooped: 3 times



Monday, April 14, 2008

highlight of the day 今日のハイライト

today's highlight came late at night. i was such a good boy staying at home while dad and mom were out, so they bought me a new chew bone. chew bone! what a wonderful thing! when it comes to toys and treats, i don't even trust my parents. so i played with it behind the coffee table. i don't think my dad and mom can see me from where they are sitting. i will have to hide it in my crate later. being a good boy brings a lot of good things to my life. i'll try not to pee on the floor or towel anymore.

my dinosaur chew toy looks a bit lonely... this was my favorite before i got the new bone. don't worry, mr. dinosaur. i will chew you again soon.

chubu walked: 8 times (i woke up mom 3 times this morning before 7am. sorry)
chubu peed: 7 times
chubu pooped: 3 times




Sunday, April 13, 2008

meeting cousins イトコとの出会い

i met my cousin betty today. she is a 2-year-old havanese girl who lives with dad's uncle and aunt. she is so much fun to play with. she weighs about a half of me, but she is so fast to run and knows how to play. i got so excited and my pee leaked. sorry. she lives with 2 cats, so i had a bite of cat food. then, my human cousin daisuke came over from philadelphia. dai-chan was so nice to me. he gave me so much belly rub and i took a nap on his lap.

all of us went to a dog run in washington square park together. at first, we went to the dog run for small dogs. i met a lot of non-frog faced friends. i especially liked chasing the long sausage dogs. i was thinking of chasing real sausages while i was in the small dog run. then, we moved to the dog run for the big dogs. that was rough. a crazy airedale was all over me and my body was wet and covered with sand after he left. i didn't like him! but there were some very nice dog friends there. i'm now confident that i can be friends with big dogs.

it was such action-packed weekend. now i need some quiet time to take a nap.

chubu walked: 7 times
chubu peed: so many times including the excitetment pee
chubu pooped: 3 times

今日はイトコたちに会ったのだ。 最初のイトコ、ベティは2歳のハバニーズの女の子。ベティはアーロンの叔父さん叔母さんと住んどって、でらいい子だったなもー。体重はぼくの半分くらいしかにゃーんだけど、足は速いし、どうやって犬友と遊ぶか知っとっていい感じだったねー。あんまり興奮したもんで、うれションしてまった。ごめんよ。ベティの家には2匹猫がおったから、キャットフードの試食もしてみた。まあまあだった。そのあと、人間のイトコ、だいちゃんが来た。だいちゃんはめちゃいい人だったねー。いっぱい遊んでなでてもらって大満足だったに。おまけにだいちゃんのふとももの上で昼寝までしたのだ。しあわせー。



Saturday, April 12, 2008

girls... 女の子ってやつは

i had a play date last night. my parents' friends came over with their french bulldog giselle. giselle is a 3-year-old, brindle girl. we met outside, walked to the dog park, and played with some other smoosh face dog friends. there was a 4-month-old pied girl i met before (i really humped her), and also a boston terrier. i think it was so called love triangle. we wrestle so hard. girls are so hard....

when the humans were having dinner, giselle and i had some intense moments. her frog face is so cute, but she was fisty! because i couldn't beat her fistiness, i stole her chew bone and played with it so much. she was staring at me with angry eyes. we barked at each other so much. (by the way, can you tell which one is me?) girls are so hard. will i ever get a nice girlfriend?

chubu walked: 7 times
chubu peed: 7 times (i peed twice on the floor because i was so mad at giselle)
chubu pooped: 4 times




Friday, April 11, 2008

my office 仕事部屋

i went to my mom's work today. i'm a regular there. so i have my own office space. it is under my mom's desk. because i like placing my body against something when i'm working/sleeping, i slept against my doggie bag and the mac tower. i like sleeping on the floor because it's cool on my belly. i like the cool floor and warm mac tower combination. work and nap, work and nap, that's the way i like it!

as an intern of mom's office, i have to go to coffee run every time. sometimes i get a difficult order like this.

but when i do my job right, i get a lot of love like this.

by the way, i turned 7 months old today. yaaaay! i feel so matured! even though i peed in the doggie carrier today at my office, i'm half way potty trained and i'm a big boy now! 7-month-old sounds so cool. i hope i will be totally potty trained by the time i'm 8 months old. i'll try for my mom and dad!

chubu walked: 6 times
chubu peed: 8 times (including an accident in my doggie bag. how do i go home today on subway?)
chubu pooped: 3 times




今日のウンチ: 3回

Thursday, April 10, 2008

dog run kind of day ドッグラン日和

it feels like the first day of spring! the sun is shining, wind is blowing, and the dog run is waiting for me. so dad took me to the dog run that is closer to where we live. there were so many dog friends there today and i was so excited to meet them. there was one frog-faced friend. we have secret frog-coded language that other dogs don't know about. so we always make good friends.

this dog run is great! there is a human kids' pool. so i tried to swim just like i did in my dream the other day. mmmm, clean water feels nice! (mom just said i have to take a bath tonight) i'm not good at swimming even though my face looks like a frog, but i enjoy being in a pool. (i accidentally peed in the pool. please don't tell anyone.)

swimming, running, chasing other dog friends... so now i have to take a good long nap. then i'll take a bath with mom. after bath is another nap time. i hope i can have a fun dream again.

chubu walked: 7 times (how long do i have to walk him 7 times a day...? by dad)
chubu peed: 8 times
chubu pooped: 3 times





Wednesday, April 9, 2008

the rules かけひきの達犬

did any of you read "the rules"? yes, that famous relationship book. even though i didn't read it, i know how to play some rules and i'm kind of good at it. my target is usually my mom, and sometimes my dad. when mom comes back home, i play that rule because i know she really wants to love/rub me. i don't go to her when she calls me. i don't lay with her when she put me next to her on the couch. i walk away from her and hide in my dad's studio. she keeps calling me many times. i can't stop smiling when i hear her calling my name, but i play cool. finally she uses the power of treats. that always works! i get more love from her and i get treats as bonus. perfect!

chubu walked: 6 times (including running so much with 3 golden retrievers. i might gain six pack! maybe i should compete with my dad)
chubu peed: 8 times
chubu pooped: 3 times



Tuesday, April 8, 2008

my neighborhood 散歩道

today, i want to show everyone my neighborhood. i love walking outside. the first photo is me pretending to be a guard dog. don't i look good? when i first came to this family, i didn't know how to go up and down the stairs. these little steps are the first ones that went down!

the second photo is me walking strong. look how proud i am! my ears are back because i'm happy. i also like my matching collar and leash. i describe my style "preppy"!

the third photo is me being stubborn. i normally pee very quickly, but it takes me a while to make up my mind to poop. sometimes my mom and dad suspect that i might be just trying not to poop sooner because i want to stay outside. well, to tell you the truth, that is sometimes true. there are so many interesting things outside (especially other dogs' poop). anyway, this photo shows my bulldog side of me. please love/rub me when you see me in my neighborhood (if you give me some treats, that would be even nicer)!

chubu walked: 7 times
chubu peed: 8 times
chubu pooped: 3 times