Category Archives: Life in General

Happy Snowboarding Dayz!

Yesterday, I went to Rusutsu with the brother and Yut the Beaut.

It’s been such a long time since I’ve just been so happy snowboarding. I couldn’t stop smiling; the weather, the conditions, the terrain just perfect! This just rolls off on the day that my chest was abt to explode from happiness of fluttering snow.

It just totally reminded me of The Angry Therapist‘s post:
At a low point earlier last month, I regrammed this to remind myself that 2016 WAS that fkd up friend.. 2016 was a horrible year. I was so unhappy, overworked and underpaid/underappreciated, with a partner who didn’t want to be here.

2017 I was still really negative, I felt like nothing was going to get better…
2017 saw a break up that made me feel I wasted my time, going through a not so healthy healing process (ex was still my tenant, and a crutch as he helped me with my pets), leaving a job that paid the bills, and going no where with my own company.

But, I reread this gram last night, and I had a really different thought “Hey… 2017 IS the friend that changed my life!”; I became bffs with my bff of 18yrs’ future wife whom I’m now closer to than to him, I STARTED my own company which lead me to be in different offices and making new connections, I’ve been able to snowboard way more, I’ve made new good friends, I got my 3rd fur baby, I’ve been in trying situations that let me learn so much more abt living in a foreign country that I’ve made home, I’m in a new chapter again – a growth.

And as John said in the post:

Now I hope 2018 is not a new friend but a fucking rocket that launches me to places I’ve never been to before, literally, figuratively, romantically, stretching me, pushing me, challenging me, to stack my actions on top of my words and standing on both. To run toward my true north without looking back. Or blinking. To create a wider dialogue. To let go of my kite, trusting it will fly. To love harder. To feel gratitude in my bones. To smile more. And to no longer make it about me. That is the island, where I want to go. To live a life of service and make it about others. That is my new definition of a life well lived.

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I don’t want kids

So, my brother and his family are here visiting. I don’t really talk to them all too much about future stuff.

I did so today – I told them how I don’t want to have kids etc.
It’s strangely therapeutic.

My oldest nephew is also rather well behaved these days and it was actually quite a pleasant experience having dinner with them tonight :)

Going for a morning shred with Yut the Beaut, then a few quick runs with the bro, and then werkwerk… All. Day. Long. Hopefully not….

Day 3 – All seems well?

Like last night, I closed the partition to my room, but I left a small bunny size gaps for Puff and Mop to come and go as they pleased. Same with the night before, this allowed Gin to go to sleep within 5mins of not seeing me.

This morning at 4am, Puff went binky and zoomy crazy in my room and woke me up! So, it seems things are picking up. Again, I haven’t done anything special but let the buns do their own thing.

It’s very important that Gin doesn’t get free roam of the house, so that the buns still feel safe and in control. That said, Gin gets PLENTY of action outside of the house. He is more than happy to give up sleep and meet new people, places, and animals!

Today he met a boxer, a dalmatian puppy and some cats! He even went shopping in the local home depot.

Needless to say, the buns were happy to roam around the house without a whiny pup, and Gin is now too pooped to whine. In fact, he was already asleep by 10pm (abt 15mins after we got home) with ALL the lights on and me in plain sight :)

So far, so good. PHEW!

Day 2 – Angry Puffy?

I think Puffy heard Gin wake up and he thumped twice at 08:00. I fed Gin first, then the buns. Puffy ate his breakfast because I kept the door closed.

I took Gin outside to try and get him to go potty, but my neighbours were heading off to work, and he was too excited so I think he forgot to go potty. While Gin was outside, I let the buns out of my room back into their domain. After an hour, I brought Gin back in and Puffy didn’t stomp at all!

When Gin is at home, I do not allow him out of his pen. Except for the closed bathroom, where I try to do some training. At the moment, I am trying to get Gin to know his name and sit. Anyways, so even though Gin was whining and yelping to be let out, the buns don’t really react. In fact, Moppy stays flopped or loafed. Puff still hid in grumpy corner so I couldn’t really see him (I was watching TV :P).

Over the course of the day, Puffy got more curious/judgmental. I haven’t done any actual bonding, rather just let the buns sniff Gin if they want.

Puff isn’t really running away from me because I smell like Gin, but rather if I smell like Gin’s smelly food! :P He’s back to my normal sticky, [angry,] sleepy boy <3 :P

Day 1 – Welcome Gin!

Yesterday, I headed to the breeder to pick up my Sheltie puppy, Gin! He had just turned 60 days and it was time for me to pick him up. I am worried that he won’t get along with Puffy, but not so much with Moppy. Honestly, I thought Moppy would try to bully the pup!

Gin is a very good boy, he didn’t cry or whine in the car ride home (almost 1.5hrs!), even went to sleep.  When we got home, it was exactly as I expected, Puffy bolted the other direction while Moppy was clueless as to what was happening and what Gin was :P

Since Puffy was thumping (possibly scared) and Gin was whining from seeing the 2 buns running around, I decided to put the buns in my room for the night and close the divider doors. This proved to have worked. Gin pretty much immediately stopped whining and went to sleep. Puffy felt safe and started eating treats and his hay, and did pewppewps! As bunny owners, you know this is extremely important! To make sure your bunny is eating and that poops are also happening. Puffy’s cocopops were normal sized, phew!

Around 3am, Puffy started thumping non-stop for about 30mins. He calmed down a little when I held him, but overall he doesn’t really like this. He didn’t want to stay in bed, just wanted to thump at me. At first, I thought he was scared, but I believe Gin was sleeping, so I wasn’t sure why he suddenly started thumping after 3-4 hours of sleep. As I began to fall asleep again, Puff started thumping again, but this time grunting too! I believe he was angry at me for bringing ANOTHER creature into his kingdom/domain! This is definitely a bunny/Puffy house, not mine :'(

In my sleepy head, I thought, what if I sleep on the floor with Puff and Mop… So, I did. And, surprisingly, it worked! Puff stopped thumping, but jumped all over me. If you know Puff, you know he is the ultimate gentlebun, so this meant he wasn’t happy with me. Nevertheless, he felt better, and didn’t thump until Gin woke up…

Bunny Update: ToughPuff

So, turns out the pet shop was wrong and my bunny is a boy! I’ve decided to call him ToughPuff since he didn’t let his fractured shoulder get in the way of his rabbiting around. He got more and more adventurous as his shoulder healed up, which of course then worried me when he gets into spaces he’s not supposed to….. ( -___-“)

Screen Shot 2015-06-11 at 14.25.11Since I brought him home 2 months ago, he’s had to endure at least 15 hours of car rides, get snipped and also tried to hump Beans!I don’t think he was successful though.. So while I was away, Puff was being bunnysat at Beansy’s place.Because they were both not fixed, they had to alternate exercise time. When it was Puffy’s turn, he dashed out and started honking about. Shortly after, Beans jail broke and enticed Puffy to hump her! Dandelion quickly broke them apart, and reckons Puff didn’t get to finish. Phew!Screen Shot 2015-06-11 at 14.02.49

After I came back into town, I took Puff to his neuter appointment in Sapporo (ハーティ動物病院). Turns out he also has malocclusion. However, he managed to break one of his bottom incisors.

It’s been about 2 weeks since his snip, and he’s recovered well. Still full of attitude and stubborn as ever. But he’s been eating alot more! He finishes almost all his veggies now and been munching on hay! Yay! Though, not enough for a house bunny… But he’s definitely put on some healthy weight.

My excitment is short lived, because about 2 days ago, I noticed he wasn’t eating hay again, even after I change it to fresh ones. He would only eat soft small pieces if I hand fed him. Today, I noticed he has broken that same incisor again! I’m going to have to talk to the vet about incisor removal during his post op check up on Monday… This is going to be tough in Japanese…… ( >__<!)

Mocha Beans

To bunnies lovers everywhere, please do not judge that I did not adopt. I tried very hard to find a shelter in Sapporo, even reaching out to contact shelters in Tokyo for any links/leads. Unfortunately, I was not able to find any. Hence, my decision to purchase.

After dropping my folks off at CTS, I headed into Sapporo for some bunny hunting. I met a few cool bunnies. Some of them clicked more with dandelion than me. The last stop was the PetLand at Sapporo Factory. They had a bunch of 1 month of kits, one of them looked like Eddy from bunnymama!

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Anyways, dandelion and I were hungry so we decided to wait till tomorrow and fill up our tummies instead.

The next day (Saturday), I headed to Esta in Sapporo Station by myself cause I saw a little liondude on Monday, when I took my folks shopping in the big S city. On Monday, the sign said that it was a boy and is 13,000yen

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I decided on this little buddy, because a) price, b) age. But on Saturday, the sign had changed to a girl and is 14,000yen! Nevertheless, I asked to carry her and she didn’t struggle, my heart was won over!

I brought her back to dandelion’s place and set up beansy’s old playpen.

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Dandelion and I may have been too ambious and excited, that lead us to poor bunny parenting… We let mocha out to roam and beans was cool with it for a little.. But then began to give chase and bit her butt and wouldn’t let go. Twice. And I think it’s during this battle that mocha hurt her left front paw as she is not using it at all. I’m trying to schedule a vet appointment, hopefully the vets in the town will be able to diagnose her without me having to go to Sapporo. I am the blorst.

Anyways I brought mocha home today and she began to settle in after a few hours. Not so skittish anymore, she gave me a couple flops, a few binkys AND some stomps! I’m in love xD

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