Kansas City has a stay-in-place order for the Covid-19 response to increase social distancing. Hikari, our Newfoundland, certainly has been happier with both her parents around. We hope our readers are safe and not impacted too much by this pandemic. Click on the image for a larger view.
Hikari is nine this year and well into her senior years. She still has a puppy face and youthful inquisitiveness—she has just spotted another dog on one of her walks in the picture above. She is certainly enjoying city life. Click on the image for a larger view.
…but we don’t have a cat. So, we will have to make do with Hikari, our Newfoundland. Both Hikari and Kai were rescued. Our dogs came through That Newfoundland Place—a wonderful organization devoted to rescuing Newfoundland dogs. Click on the image to make her bigger.
Our Newfoundland Kai loved the snow. It did not matter how deep it was nor that it would ball up in his feet. Hikari is the exact opposite. She does not mind the cold, but she will avoid any snow that is more than an inch deep. Click on the image for a larger view.
Hikari is our Newfoundland dog. She is only a 100lb/45kg—small for a Newfie. Her name Hikari (光) is the Japanese word for sunshine or light.
We are strict with our animals. Absolutely no dogs on the furniture. Except for the couch. And the bed. She has discovered that if she looks us in the eye and tilts her head to one side, she is more likely to get a treat. Newfoundlands are easily trained, almost as easy as their owners.
Newfies make great companions. Hikari is our second dog. Kai was our first. We rescued both of them. Newfies are not without their downside—drool on the kitchen ceiling is hard to clean and, if we could learn to spin their fur, we could have a second income. Click on the image for a larger view.