Monday, January 8, 2018


Happy New Year,Friends!

2018, is the year of the Dog, which is the eleventh animal in the 12-year Chinese zodiac calendar.

  My name is Gorou. 2018 is my year.

 Actually, Tomoko does not have a dog and she is happy to get this photo  from my owner, 
     who supports care managements for Tomoko's mother-in-law 97.

Tomoko made this photo for the happy Dog Year.
They both are cute aren't they?
                                        I won't....we are friends.                                                                           Don't bite me...

 Bulldog by Tokyo Art Lab.Ink. 
Thank you for giving me a permission to use this painting!

                                                                                   We are Nara deer. When is our year coming?

                                       Rat, Ox ,Tiger ,Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse ,Sheep ,Monkey, Rooster ,Dog ,Pig.....?
                                               Never,because you are always busy with numerous tourists in Nara Park!  
                                                                             Deer crackers are their favorite.
                                I am thankful for the new start!    

 May we all have a Blessed, Healthy and Fruitful 2018!!
                             Thank you for visit.



  1. Dear Tomoko, this is a funny and also wise post! I love dogs very much! In Tokyo you have a figure of a dog, who waited for his friend until the end of his life - we have a film here - very much touching the heart. I love the deer and the Japan-deer-friends. Incredible how they come so near to humans. They can trust, that nobody hunts them. What a miracle, but no miracle: animals would trust always, I think.

    Thank you for the blessings for 2018! Your post is encouraging and informative!

    Many greetings and best wishes for 2018 for you and all Japanese animals and also people!

    Dori from the Bavarian Forest

  2. What a wonderful post Tomoko. Lovely pictures ! Happy New Year !

  3. Hi Tomoko ... lovely photos to welcome the new year - and as you know I love dogs!
    All best New Year wishes to you too my friend,

  4. Happy New Year
    and a lovely Mosaic Monday too

    much love...

  5. A Happy New Year.
    The 2nd shot is Good!!!
    Great Manipulation!

  6. Happy New Year to you Tomoko & also to Gorou, what a handsome chap he is.
    Thanks for joining in with Mosaic Monday this week.

  7. Happy New Year to you Tomoko, hope year of the Dog is good for you.

  8. Happy Year of the Dog to you, and to Gorou. Sadie is ready to be celebrated!

  9. Happy New Year, Tomoko. May the Year of the Dog be a good one for you.

  10. Hello Tomoko!
    Happy New Year and all the best!
    The dog is lovely, other animals too.
    Hugs and greetings.

  11. That little dog is so cute! I think the Year of the Dog is going to be a great one for both of us Tomoko. I like your composite with the dogs and the hot air balloon. Happy 2018!

  12. What a cute dog! Wishing you a 2018 that is everything you hope for!

  13. Dear Tomoko, what a fun post you wrote. Happy Year of the Dog! The Nara deer are so pretty, too bad they cannot have their own year!

  14. Dogs are very lovely animals so this year will be very lucky definitely :)
    Happy New Year!

  15. I love having a new year and a new start. What cute photos of the dogs...they are happy and healthy! Happy New year sweet lady. Hugs, Diane

  16. Happy New Year dear Tomoko!
    How lovely to see your post - beautiful deer!
    I hope to find more time to get back to blogging this year💜
    You can find me on Instagram - Brocantesme
    I would love to see you again💕
    Shane xxx

  17. What a fun post! Love the shots.

  18. Hello, the dog is so cute. I love the deer too. Fun post and photos. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

  19. ...yes, each new year is a new beginning, make this year special.

  20. Dearest Tomoko,
    LOVE your photo of this very friendly dog of your Mother-in-law's caretaker management person.
    It sure speaks volumes as it is a well cared for and happy dog.
    Would be a great therapy dog as well!
    The other photos are meaningful too, yes it is important not to bite one another... Great moral in that picture.
    How elegant those Nara deer are.
    Hugs and best wishes for a healthy and happy 2018!

  21. this was such a cute, cute post! happy new year tomoko!!

  22. Nothing like starting a new year with fresh hope and ideas. I adore the picture of the deer being fed. I cannot imagine doing that! Thank you for linking up today and have a great weekend!

  23. Dear Tomoko
    Thank you for visiting my blog and your kind comments.
    Can you email me (email address is on my blog) and I will explain about Instagram and how to connect to me there.

  24. Wishing you good health 2018. I enjoy visiting your great blog.

  25. Ha Tomoko,
    Wens je een goed jaar 2018
    leuke fotos van een lieve hond ook de hertjes zien er lief uit.
    Wens je een mooie week Tomoko!
    Groetjes Christiene

    Ha Tomoko,
    Wish you a good year 2018
    nice pictures of a sweet dog also the deer look sweet.
    Wish you a nice week Tomoko!
    Greetings Christiene

  26. That is a cute photo of the dog (top).
    Fun to consider that the deer don't have their year. Maybe every year is their year.

    Lovely new year to you too!

  27. ·.
    I wish you a great year of the dog, for you. and that comes full of everything you want.


    · LMA · & · CR ·

  28. あけましておめでとうございます。



  29. 新年あけましておめでとうございます。今年は戌年ですね。干支の事など気にしなくなりつつあります。

  30. Gorou looks like a bundle of mischief! Happy new year to you, Tomoko!

  31. Dogs can be loyal, caring, hardworking and a good friend. Cute images of dogs and deer. Wishing many happy days for you in 2018 Tomoko.


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