Spring

Our (family and I) favorite season has come!
I can see many friends in parks, mom enjoys gardening, and we have "Golden Week"* at the end of Apr.-early in May (every year). (Family want take me to a resort then, but it takes 3 hours by car at least.)

(*: "National Holidays Week")

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(4/29/98)
Today is the national holiday: "The Day of Green". The days were the (ex-) Emperor's Birthday before, and it was going to be a weekday. But it's going on as a holiday now. Because it's hard to take vacation in Japan; except national holidays or short summer vacation called Obon-yasumi. (It means "the tacit pressure")

(I hear Japan has the most national holidays in the world.(15 days) But it isn't advisable, is it? --- Many people take holidays all together, so they get the heavy traffic jam and a large crowd at resorts. --- And they often return to their offices or schools tiredly.
I believe it's the best to picnic to parks during "Golden Week" --- without Great Pyrenees and Shiba*!)

(*: the most popular Japanese dog; like Akita but smaller; they growl at me!)


(5/29/98)
Sister found a piece of news for the dogrun. (It's the only in Japan (?) )
Dad and sister hope to see an Afghan there. (They haven't seen Afghans except me yet) --- But I wanna play with a Shih Tzu!
(Anyway we (family) won't be able to go to there for the present. --- It takes 40 minutes by car through the highway, but mom feels uneasy to drive on the highway by our old car.)

(6/13/98)
Sister says,"June is the best month to travel to Europe."(She has been to London, the Netherlands and Belgium in the month.)
I don't know it --- I only tell, it's the very very humid season in Japan (called Tsuyu).
Sister and I suffer damp or the sweltering days more than 2 months hereafter (every year). --- But --- I have a strange thing --- My vet says me even the season --- "Diet!"

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