The Tiny Stray


Someone left her at the entrance of our apartment building during the dark hours of a cold night. She is so tiny — hardly the size of my palm. At first, she looked absolutely scrawny, frightened, hungry and was actually shaking.


But with a little bit of food and warmth, she turned (the first picture at the top) perky, poised and graceful.


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Book-mark ….. with a name!



Japan is well known for excellent wood-work. Different places like Hakone, Nikko, Kyoto etc. proudly boast of their individual wood-work specialty.

My son and daughter-in-law brought this beautifully inlay-ed  wood work bookmark from Nikko; not only that, they also got it customized by requesting the artist to engrave it with my name 🙂

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