Sunday, February 8, 2009

Saturday in the park

I've finally figured out how to get my husband out of the house on the weekends! Offer to let the dog come along!
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Otis' preferred state on the weekends is vegetative. If I would let him, he'd veg-out in front of the TV and computer ALL WEEKEND; more often than not, he doesn't even change out of his pj's! Obviously this is not cool with me, my moving-back-the-States countdown clock is ticking loudly in my head (honestly, it has been since the day our plane landed!) and I can't stand to waste a single second just hanging around the house, doing nothing!
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But for the last two weekends in a row, we've visited local parks that we've never been to before, and O came along happily, almost excitedly, because we brought the dog (his idea)! Whatever, I'm not about to question it, or complain!

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Yesterday we went to Mokusei park, on the Tama river. It's only about 10 min from the base and there's a really nice bike/walking trail that winds along the river for miles.

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Fen has never been near anything bigger than a mud puddle, so we were excited to see how he's react when we got to the river. He wadded out a tiny bit, only to his doggy ankles, but the water was absolutely frigid, so I don't blame him. E had a blast throwing rocks into the water, unfortunately, visiting the park is on the very bottom of the girls' list of weekend activities, and since we weren't going far, or doing/seeing anything interesting, I let them bail on this trip.
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2 comments:

Sara said...

Ohhh cute doggie!! Glad you got out, that seems to always help with winter blues - only a few short months it will be spring (IMHO) the best season Japan has to offer!!

(PS I replied to your mail, did you get? Let me know!!)

Slime said...

I just told the hub last night that I was *so* ready for spring! I agree, it's definitely the best season here! I can't wait for the cherry blossoms!

We love Fen, he's the best dog we've ever had!