スパイク： ぼくはね、リボンが嫌いなんだよ ベットに頭をスリスリしたけど、取れないよ ママ： 前髪が落ちてこないようにリボンをしているんでしょ Spike : I hate it. I was trying to take it off and I scraped my head on the bed. Mom : I did the ribbon because your forelock blocked the sight.
ママ： そんなに嫌いなら、前髪を切ろうか スパイク： えっ、切るのはちょっと... ママ： スパイクはこわいのかな バタバタバター Mom : If you don't like it, I'll cut your forelock. Spike : Ah～ You don't need to cut... Mom : I guess he is scared.
ベル： 緑のボール、あったけれど、スパイクが見てないから、お腹のしたに隠そう。 だって、この前、わたしの赤いお洋服をくちゃくちゃにしたんだよ Belle : Though I found the green ball, I'm gonna hide it under my belly. The reason is that he squashed my red dress the other day.
ママ： やっと２ショットが撮れたわね。今度はギラギラ輝く夏の空の下で アロハシャツを着た２ショットを撮らなきゃね。 ベル： 時間かかるから、どうかな Mom : At last, I took a good one. Next time, we should take the pictures of you two in aloha shirts under the shining sun. Belle : I'm not sure about that, as it'll take some time.
This is a story about the dog、Shih Tzu, we had before Belle and Spike. It was the pretty girl named Miki.
Miki liked to play by herself. She had played happily as if there would have been two dogs. When we threw a ball, she wuoldn't try to catch it. She just let it go. When we gave her toys, she broke them in a flash. Her character was like cats, wasn't it ?
Miki loved to go to a pet beauty shop once a month. When the hairdresser came to pick her up, she was very glad and never looked us back. However, when she brought home, she rushed into home… she was happy to see us. We were embarrassed because she didn't say good-bye to the hairdresser.
Miki was quite healthy till the age of three. However, from one late winter, she started to lose some hair on her back. At first it was small bald spot, and it got well in spring. That happened again and again, and bald spot became bigger, the period got longer.
We took her many animal hospitals. They recommended various kinds of treatments. For example, they were much food, ointment, medicine, injection, shampoo and so on. Her sicknesss got better for the moment, didn't change, or got worse. She never recovered.
Miki loved to take a walk. While we were taking a walk, some people slandered about her skin. That broke our hearts. She always felt itchy and couldn't sleep well, but she never complained. She was a strong girl. We hoped her recovery and tried many docters, but the cause of her atopic dermatitis was unknown. We are so sorry that some health examination hurt her.
Miki ended her life without any hair before her twelfth birthday.
I hope Belle and Spike will have happy life. I think Miki watches you from heaven. We love dogs.