Saturday, March 14, 2009

The report from Japan! Part 1. :) :)
OMD, it's already mid-March but it's still chilly here in Toronto.
Today we put a matching winter coat on.
As long as I can get my stick, I am a happy boy! :) First of all...we're sorry for not being able to visit your blog for a very long time! Blame our mom!!! Even if you don't see us as much as before, you're always in our thoughts! Today we want to post some pictures that our dad and mom took while visiting Japan. Here's our human brudder on the flight. The destination ...
Tokyo!
When our pawrents booked the flight over the phone, they were told this was a direct flight between Toronto and Tokyo. Pawerts thought this meant this was a non-stop flight
BUT
they found out that it was NOT when they arrived to the Toronto Airport!!!
The first flight took five hours to Vancouver, then they almost missed the connecting flight due to the wrong info provided by the pilot and almost lost James' stroller at the Vancouver airport.
Anyhow they managed to get on the nest flight to Tokyo (phew!) which took 9 1/2 hours.
James was very good on two flights.

Happy first union with James' grandpawrents!

James greeted to four chihuahua aunties. There are more doggie aunties and uncles and a kitty auntie.

They all shared this bootiful sun dawn from grandpawrents' garden.

The view from 34th floor of the hotel in West Shinjuku.

"I am going to explore Tokyo today!"

The metropolitan government building.

Tokyo skyline from the observatory of the government building. James' grandma was one of the crowds to cheer up walkers of 50K race walk at The Tokyo Olympic Games in 1964. She wonders if James will be the witness of the Olympic games in Tokyo... just like her. Dad and James wandered around busy East Shinjuku. After sun goes down, the town gets busier. "Time for the pawty in this sleepless town!" New rule for humans... This is part of the town that mom used to hang out. ("When was that?") :D
Many believe that it's rather complicated to take trains and subways in Tokyo.
Nope it's not! :)
There are over 30 tiny yakitori (chicken skewers) eateries and bars on this very narrow alleyway called Omoide Yokocho (The Alleyway of your memories.).
Pawrents found these special boots for doggie. :D
(from L to R)
Wan-Wan (means woof woof) Japanese Sake (rice wine)
Wan-Wan Sparkling Wine
Wan-Wan Beer
Wan-Wan energy drink
Wan-Wan English Tea
James was pooped. :) Look at this photo! Our pawrents saw this supermarket!! 13th is James' 7 month barkday!!
"Happy Barkday little brudder!!"
More photos will be posted.
Have a great weekend!!
Momo & Pinot/J & R

27 comments:

Honey the Great Dane said...

Hi Momo & Pinot,

Welcome back - I've missed you!

I have also not been blogging much because my humans have been away for a long time and it was been a sad time because Hsin-Yi's father died and Paul's father was in hospital with cancer...and then while they were away, my kitty sister, Lemon, died suddenly at the Airport Pet Hotel! It was an awful time.

But now we are all baack home again and I can visit my blog friends again - and I hope the rest of 2009 will be happier!

I LOVE the photos of your human's trip to Japan - so interesting! Can't wait to see more!

Slobbers,
Honey the Great Dane

Noah the Airedale said...

Oh my goodness James is sooo cute. He is growing so fast.
All those wonderful photos bring back lots of memories of my pinkies trip to Japan last November. They really liked all the lights of Tokyo. They remember Shinjuku (oh did we spell that right). I think they'd really love to go back to Japan some day. It's not so far from Australia. Only 8 hours.

tailwags
Noah

Ludo van puppy said...

Hiruff Momo and Pinot,
What very good piccures from your pawents holiday to Japan. That is a place that my mum would like to visit most in the world.

Your little brudder is getting bigger now, happy 7 month barkday to him. He was a very good boy to be good on such long flights.
~lickies, Ludo

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...
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Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Now that I see your brudder James looks more like your Daddy. Only his cuteness looks like you. I want to him wet licks, a lot of it.
What a fun trip to Tokyo, the picture of your Grandparents with James is priceless.
My mom loves your family very much, she wishes her daughter would be married someday soon and has a nice family like yours.

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Wow...we missed ya too Dogs!! And fance that Asta's name was up in bright lights!!!!

That hooman pup you have is simply 'dorable!!!!!

Great pics, guys!!!!

Love and kisses,

Scruffy, Lacie and Babystan

Maggie and Mitch said...

Happy 7 months birthday, James! Gosh, but you're getting to be so big!
What fabulous pictures of your mom and dad's trip! Thank you for sharing them!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Lorenza said...

Hi, Momo and Pinot!
Thanks for sharing all those pictures of the trip to Japan!
Happy 7th month birthday James!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Mason Dixie said...

wow what a great trip they had. Sorry you did not get to join them but I am sure you were missed very much. Glad you are back. =)

Niamh said...

Your family had a great trip and looks like James had many adventures. He is a cutie. Keep warm. You look cozy in your matching coats.

Your friend,
Niamh

Asta said...

Momo sissie and Pinot little bwuddew
I'm sowwy I'm so late answewing..I enjyed looking at all the pictoowes of youw pawents twip to Japan vewy much..what a big bootiful city..Youw gwampawents must have been thwilled to see theiw gowgeous gwambaby james..he is gwowing so fast and getting mowe and mowe hansome!I wish we could visit Japan..it must be a wondewful place!
and they have my supew mawket, heheheI wondwe why they don't send me the went?hehehe
welcome back!
smoochie kisses
ASTA

Suzuki said...

Hi guys!
Your hooman brothers is furry cute :)
Big licks to you
Suzuki
xxx

Toffee said...

I cannot believe how big your brother is getting? Does he weigh more than you now?

What incredible pictures - thank you so much for sharing them with us - it was nice to get a "taste" of life in Japan - although I would like a taste of one of those chicken skewers right now.

Don't forget to save some time for my parents - they will be in Toronto on June 7th and 8th (sunday and monday).

xoxo
toffee and riley

Stanislaw said...

Did your brother tell you all about his trip? I bet he's got some amazing stories!

Tibby said...

Hi Momo & Pinot!
I have missed you! I am glad that you are back, it looks like your pawrents and brother had a great time in Japan! They got some great pics! I can't believe Asta has her own store there!
:) Tibby

Simba and Jazzi said...

Looks like a fun trip and your human brother is so cute.

Simba and Jazzi xxx

Dewey Dewster said...

Gee guys....

Looks like yer pawrents and James has a nice visit ta Japan.....we know we'll never get there unless our neighbor takes us.....fat chance....but my Mom was excited ta see her name on a store there......now the person who owns it must be extremely intelligent....

Looks like James is just about walkin'.....standin' up on his own by the sofa....good job James.....but can't the 2 of ya give 'em a lesson or 2 on walkin' on all 4s ???

Happy St. Patrick's Day guys !!!!!

Dewey Dewster here....

Jan's Funny Farm said...

James has really changed. He's growing like a ... a.... a human pup! It looks like he and your folks had a great time on their trip.

Pedro said...

Wow, look at James standing up like he's gonna run across the room! He's getting so big (and cute!) I'd like to see more pictures of the chihuahua relatives in Japan!

Pedro

Twinkle a.k.a Chicken Little said...

WOW !!! thats come to my mind when I look at the photo. Tokyo is bootiful and im sure your lil hooman bro enjoy the trip.

Happy Brithday handsome!!! Haha


slurpy licks,
Twinkle

FleasGang said...

Hi Momo & Pinot! Thank you so much for sharing those wonderful photos with us. Your little brudder James is way cute!! We almost thought that your grandpawrents had a pet lion until we clicked the picture and discovered it was just a stuffed animal :-)

licks
Shelly & Tommy

Stanley said...

Momo & Pinot!!!

Sounds like Baby James got hauled all over Tokyo & had a good time! His grandma & grandpa look so happy to finally meet him. Can't wait to see more photos!

I DO have to say that James is getting cuter as he gets older. I totally see the family resemblance since his older sissy (you) and older brother (Pinot) are bootifully cute!

Goober love & smooches,
Stanley

Snowy and Crystal said...

hey guys thanks for the update...your lil bro is sure growing..he is adorable

^_^

Please stop by our blog to collect the "friendship Rose Award" that we passed to you ^_^

Maltese Paws

S&C

Amber said...

Hi Momo and Pinot! Mommy loves Japan, are there more Japan photo to come? Happy 7 months Barkday to your cute little brudder! the chihuahuas are so tiny!! Mommy fell in love with the brown one..sighs

Big licks
Amber!!

Suzuki said...

Hi guys!
I thought I would stop by to let you know that if you are lookin' fur love you should stop by my blog as my brother Scooby has started a new "business". Come by and check it out.
Big licks to you
Suzuki
xxx

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Momo and Pinot,
I can't wait for the Japan report part 2.
Wanna come to see me in Dallas Springtime?

Poopsie aka Blue said...

Hi there you two!

It was lovely have you visit me.
I was sure I had left you details of my new blog, but no matter - it's just great to be back in touch.

Love to the photo's of parents Japan trip, and what a lively little lad James looks.

Love, pats & pets
Blue