For those who are not my longtime readers, we lost our dog of almost 13 years this past summer while we were on vacation. The family was heartbroken to lose Kylee.
We originally had planned on getting a new dog this spring. However the move to Japan changed that. Having a dog overseas is not real easy. You have to worry about getting them to the location, any quarantine required in the new country, what to do with them when traveling or on home leave and just the general upkeep of a pet while adjusting to a completely different country (I haven't seen any Kibbles & Bits on the shelves here).
Our house has all hardwood floors, upstairs and downstairs. So we bought a new Japanese vacuum that is made for hardwood. Somehow the kids have nicknamed it "Kylee". They claim it has a tail and a body and that while we are here it is their pet. I have to say it is a bit funny to hear them talking to it. But after a few days I have even caught myself telling the kids to go get "Kylee" or put her back in her cage.
So meet Kylee. Our Japanese "dog".