The happy and well-fed dogs and cats on Phuket Island

We made a quick get-away to Phuket Island on Christmas Day and just came back this evening! I needed a short break from all the routine and this quick get-away was good.

The dogs on the island were huge, definitely well-fed and very friendly.

They would just come and sit […]

A hobo bag (fundraising) and available linen cloth

We would like to thank our anonymous donor for her kind donation of RM100 for this Shiba Inu hobo bag!

My mum sewed the bag. Fabric is donated by the anonymous donor.

Customised for a petite person, the sling is 16 inches long.

If you are interested in bags (hobo or tote) […]

A red-themed “potpourri” blanket (fundraising)

After publising the photos of the two small potpourri blankets I made for the cats, using remnant cloth, we are pleased that one of our readers, Che Khalifa, decided to order two of such blankets (single-sized, ie. at least 55 in by 75 in).

Here is the first one:

Beauty in chaos!


Tokyo Day 3b: The Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden and…Sayonara!

Since this is our last day (can’t leave the cats for too long and both children who were minding the cats, also have to get back to work), we decided to take it free and easy, so it’s another park in the afternoon.

The temperature on the two previous days had been about 14 degrees, […]

Tokyo Day 3a: Imperial Palace and the Kitanomaru Park

It’s Monday and we planned to visit the Imperial Palace, so we took the subway to the station nearest to the Imperial Palace.

It was raining in the morning, luckily I had bought a cat umbrella from Kamakura the day before!

A moat surrounds the East Gardens of the Imperial Palace and these […]

Kamakura Day 2d: The streets of Kamakura

We decided two temples would be enough for the day, so we visited the quaint little shops in this ancient town.

Plastic ninja ornaments!

This is a tiny little shop that sells all things cat.

Who can resist not buying something to take […]

Kamakura Day 2c: The Kotokuin (Big Buddha) Temple

From the Hasedera (Great Kannon/Kuan Yin) Temple, we walked to the Kotokuin Temple where the famous Dai Butsu (Big Buddha) statue is.

This majestic bronze statue of Amida Buddha stands at about 43 feet tall.

Don’t forget to wash your hands before you enter!

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Kamakura Day 2b: The Hasedera Temple

This is the grand entrance into the Hasedera Great Kannon Temple.

Entrance is only 200Y per person (cheaper than the Neko Maru Cat Cafe!). Really, visiting these places is so reasonably priced.

Wash your hands before going in!

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Kamakura Day 2a: The trip down by train

The Kamakura trip was not exactly on our itinerary since the journey would take 1.5 hours one way, but since we already managed to cover all three Hachikos on Day One, we decided we’d spend one day at Kamakura instead of Tokyo city.

If possible, I did want to see the famous Dai Butsu (the […]