I have an ‘L’ shaped computer desk in my workroom. I placed Dingo’s cushion under one side of the desk so he can relax more comfortably. He is like a shadow of me in the house. He follows me everywhere almost all the time. When I don’t move around, he tries to lay down as close as possible to me. When I sit at the computer desk and work for a while, he often sleeps right next to the chair, and sometimes I kick him by accident when I stand up to leave the room. I hoped putting the cushion under the desk would prevent that trouble. But for some reason, he still rests right next to my chair. So whenever I see him on the cushion chilling safely, it puts a smile on my face.
Have you seen your dog lying on a pillow? I heard that dogs like to hide their bodies but their faces to watch the surroundings. And the pillow is a useful object for supporting their heads. It’s an interesting theory. However, it still doesn’t explain why they sleep on it. I wonder if wild dogs or wolfs have access to something similar to pillows, would they use it? I think this kind of mysteries makes us anthropomorphize dogs. Sometimes when I look at Dingo’s face, I don’t see a dog but a baby.
I sometimes wonder what the blanket means to dogs. Some dogs like to lay on top of it. Some dogs prefer to go under it. Dingo likes both. Sometimes he scratches it to make some shape, then lays on top. He doesn’t go under it by himself, but he stays under it if we cover him. Some days he pulls it out of his bed and lay on it. A few times I saw him shake it like a toy. I’m not sure if dogs know the blanket’s purpose, but Dingo knows it belongs to him.
It was lightly raining. I knew people wouldn’t come out in this weather, so I took Dingo out to the park. My sensitive little dog doesn’t like to get wet. But fetching is more important to him. We enjoyed the quiet rainy park all by ourselves. He happily ran around and chased his favorite ball. When we came back home, I turn on the fireplace. It is like a magnet for Dingo. I didn’t need to dry him off. I can’t wait for the winter to come so he can enjoy his favorite place all day long.
Sometimes Dingo sleeps in a ball. His face is also tightly shut. It reminds me of some nights that I cannot go to sleep. I squeeze my eyes to keep them closed, hoping it will let me fall asleep. I wonder if Dingo also wants to relax, but something keeps him awake.
I love to stare at Dingo’s face when his face is close to me. He was yet again sleeping between my legs put his head on my thigh. I was looking at his face for a while, and couldn’t resist not do draw it. He is definitely a dog, but I often see a babyface in him. Probably because he is my baby and always will be.
When I see Dingo sleeping in a bit strange pose, I always want to draw him. Unfortunately, he doesn’t hold that position long enough for me to finish the drawing. Dingo has his signature pose that I tempted to draw here but failed with only one folded paw. One day I’ll capture the pose!
My silly little dog Dingo often chooses to be a doggie ball between my feet instead of being on his comfortable bed. I read about the dog’s obsession with our smelly slippers. We all the dog owners know that our furry friends like our smell and our feet are the high source of it. Therefore our shoes or sandals are the best things ever for them to smell. I always thought it was weird that my old dogs ate their treats on my mom’s slippers. Now I know it was a comfort thing for them.
I wrote about how Dingo likes to lie between our legs when we get down on the ground for him. Sitting on the ground isn’t comfy, so after a while, my butt feels numb. I’m always a bit hesitant to move because Dingo looks so comfortable sleeping between my legs. Then my kind husband offers to switch our role so that I can chill on the couch, and also, Dingo doesn’t need to be alone on the ground. I did a quick drawing of my two boys before any of them moved. It always puts a smile on my face to see them get snuggled together.
Sometimes I find Dingo sleeping in a tight ball, putting his nose under his blanket. I heard dogs do that to warm their bodies. I wonder if they know putting their nose under a blanket helps to warm up, why don’t they put their entire body under it? XD
There are several hiking courses on Mt. Takao. It was our second time climbing the mountain and we chose a different route than the first time. We didn’t have any information on this small mountain restaurant so it was a very pleasant surprise.
This restaurant had many delicious foods. We didn’t eat anything but I know because the smell of curry was great.
We didn’t want to eat but we had to have this Japanese traditional soda ラムネ (ramune).
Before we got married, when my husband was stationed in Japan as an air force serviceman, we saw this drink pretty often compared to today. It usually is drunken in the summer so it is easier to find then. They usually have good flavors like any other sweet sodas, but if you encounter the curry one, avoid it. I got it on sale from my local store. When we tasted it, we knew why they were on sale.
Here is my drawing of the ラムネ(ramune) we had at the mountain restaurant.
There were two cats chilling around the restaurant. Even though they were on a mountain, they looked like they have been feed good.
I’m more of a dog person but I don’t deny that cats are so cute!
I thought she/he was nice with pink.
While hiking, I saw this purplish-black butterfly on a white flower. I have a fear of insects so I usually avoid them but the contrast of these two things was so nice.
After we reached the bottom, we passed a small town to get to a train station. When we were passing a house I noticed this very small nest under their roof. Tiny birds were crowded in there. They were so still, I had to wait for a while to check if they were real. What a life!
We haven’t gone hiking for a while. Now the weather is warming up. I want to start hiking again! I’m sad that Winter is over though.