We see cute doggies here in Kyoto.
A lot of times, they come in pairs:
There are many breeds....mostly purebred.
This one's for you, Lucy. Do you think he's handsome in that muscle shirt? Oh, you want to say hello? Japanese for "woof woof" is "wan wan..."
Let's pause to appreciate how difficult it is to snap a picture of a doggie in a bike basket. We get to see this a LOT. But they move fast. And you have to have your camera out. Turned on. Aimed in the right direction.
So that's why it was practically a miracle when the man in the previous picture walked up to me in the palace grounds last night, and plopped his doggie right in there! I just happened to sit down right next to his parked bike.
Below is a different dachsund in a bike, outside our house. At least, I think it's a different dachsund!
And then the pet treats in Japan--some are based in squid byproducts, I think.
As well as the usual chicken chunks and....what are those buttons?
Every time we see one of these pooches, we compare it to our handsome boy back home. How are you doing, Fig? We miss you! So far, we see no puggles in Japan.
And we are so grateful to T. and S. for taking good care of you....* *sniff* *