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Old Doggy Party at the Park!

August 18, 2016

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As some of you might remember, when we filmed our Wagashi video, at the end of the video we talked to a woman who told us about the dog party that happens everyday at the park at 5PM. We weren’t able to focus on filming the video anymore, so we pretty much packed up and sped home in hopes of getting Spudgy ready for the party. We didn’t get back in time, though, so we didn’t go, but we kept it in our hearts and thought about it almost every day, until finally, last week, we brought Spudgy to the park. AND IT WAS WONDERFUL.

Well, not as wonderful as we had imagined. Spudgy doesn’t have a lot of pep in his step anymore. Most days he gets up, we carry him downstairs for breakfast, we take him for a walk, and then after five minutes or so of walking outside he’s all out of juice. Then we carry him home and he sleeps for the rest of the day. He wakes up for dinner at night, then we bring him upstairs, and he sleeps with us there. He’s not really active at all. He’s just really relaxed when he’s around us. When we’re out of the house, he waits by the door, and he gets super excited when we get back. Then he goes to sleep after playing with us for a minute or so. Ah. The life of a Spudgy.

We were excited to change things up a bit for him. Since he came to Japan, he hasn’t really experienced much outside of the house, apart from a walk a few minutes away from it. But the park is a good 10 minute bike ride away or so. That’s the farthest he’s ever been! And with so much grass and so many trees, and so many doggies as well, we thought Spudgy would have a blast.

If he did have a blast, he didn’t really show it. There wasn’t a lot of excitement from him. He liked smelling all the grass and peeing on everything, but otherwise he wasn’t really all too interested in the other doggies. I think Spudgy is more of a people person. He likes people, women in particular. And he just wants to sleep close to someone. Maybe doggies are too much excitement for an old man like him.

I remember when we were in Paris, it was the first time we saw cafes where, outside, seats were lined up like stadium bleachers, where people would sit not looking at each other, but looking out at the streets as people walked by. It was bizarre for us, because we don’t really see cafes like that in Japan or Korea or Canada, but it was really relaxing to sit with a drink and people watch. Maybe that’s what Spudgy likes. To just sit down, not have to interact, and watch the doggies as they walk by.

The place where everyone hangs out with their dogs is in Inokashira Park, which is beside Kichijoji Station. The park is big, but the spot they go to is beside the Ghibli Museum, at the edge of the park. It’s everyday at 5PM. Bring your doggies! I’m sure we’ll take Spudgy to the doggy party again. He’ll probably just be more comfortable sitting on the sidelines next time.

Anyhow, we’ve got some extra scenes if you feel like more Spudgy. Check em out below!

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  1. Hi Simon and Martina! This video made me laugh so hard, I cracked up especially when Simon tried to “catch” Spudgy in a pokeball. This is a non video video related question, but where did you get your cute watermelon shirt Martina?

    8 months ago
  2. We’re trying to find a local dog park but when we used to live in San Antonio (Texas, US) we took our dachshund, Kodo, all the time. One of the other regulars was a pomeranian that Kodo thought was a squeak toy, he accidentally ran into her and she barked a really squeaky bark. If you aren’t familiar with dachshunds they have a loud, typically deep, bark. He was so confused. It was adorable.

    2 years ago
  3. Do you know if non-dog owners are allowed to attend this and interact with the dogs?

    2 years ago
  4. You said in your pets in Korea video (super ages ago I know, might of changed since then ^^;) that there weren’t many big dog’s in Korea, is Japan the same? I know Shiba’s are common but I wouldn’t call them huge!

    2 years ago
    • I’ve seen a few big doggies here. More than what I’ve seen in Korea, but not as many as I’m used to in Canada, that’s for sure.

      2 years ago
  5. I was wondering for heat management- is Spudgy the kind of dog where you can trim his fur shorter? I know some dogs you’re not supposed to trim because it messes up their coats (like huskies for instance), but maybe that would help him be a little cooler? But maybe he doesn’t like trims either! My boyfriend had a long haired ragdoll cat, and he would get trimmed up a bit in summer because it’s just too much fur to have!

    I bet he had fun, his tail was wagging! Obviously we can’t say for sure but maybe he enjoyed being out with the new smells in the new area, even if he was just sitting around. He can just sit back and enjoy the new place and relax :)

    2 years ago
  6. I have a non-Spudgy question. How are you guys mounting the camera when you’re riding a bike? Do you use some kind of stabilizer for it?

    2 years ago
    • We’ve got a handheld stabilizer that we use for our iPhone. It’s motorized, and has a joystick for panning, and it’s cool for quick shots like this, I think :D

      2 years ago
  7. Silly old man! He actually did really well, although his lack of interest isn’t surprising at all.

    My dog is SO INTENSE at the dog park. She just runs up to everyone and immediately is like “WE’RE PLAYING NOW.” No butt sniffs or anything. It would be hilarious if she wasn’t an 80 pound mastiff ><

    2 years ago
  8. Love the Puppy Party, and Spudgy did well for his first one! I’m sure he’ll warm up to a pup or two as he keeps visiting. I have a six-year-old pup who is a picky princess, refusing butt sniffs and social stuff. She takes a while to adjust to new people and pups.

    I have a gift that I would like to send Spudgy for the summer- a cooling mat! In addition to that, since he’s an older pup I am wondering if he does he have any food allergies, a special diet, or just has a go to treat? And not forgetting about Dr. Meemersworth, is there anything he would like?

    2 years ago
  9. “Puppy in the Basket” & “The Spudgy Song” at the end of both videos were just awesome ^_^. It’s funny how the Notification Squad is pretty much exactly like Spudgy when it comes to social gatherings. We feel you, little guy!! Even if he didn’t interact much, I’m sure he enjoyed being with you guise out & about. He romped a bit, pee’d on things a bit (or a bunch) & seemed happy when the other puppies came up to say “konnichiwa” (or would 5pm be “konbanwa”?) — I’m sure there was a puppy language barrier even with the universal butt-sniff. This video made me super happy seeing Spudgy being Spudgy (loved when he was “not listening” to Martina state the Rules) & totally made my day. Thanks, guise!!

    2 years ago
  10. Sorry to interrupt your busy schedules but, the bloopers video isn’t there and instead it just says ¨[bloopers]¨. I love your original video though! Best ending song ever!

    2 years ago
  11. Spudgy did great for his first puppy party. His tail was wagging, he allowed interaction … but, yes, he is definitely more a people doggy. I loved the song at the end … LOVED IT!

    2 years ago