Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Autumn is here!

Despite having lived in Hong Kong for more than a year now, I am still amazed at how dog-friendly the city of Hong Kong is. Unlike Malaysia, in Hong Kong, you can find apartments that will allow dogs, taxis will take dogs as passengers, for a small fee of HKD5/USD0.65 and my all-time favourite, dogs are allowed in the country parks, and off-leash too! Of course, there are challenges to living in a busy city. Not all places have walking paths for dogs to walk. We are fortunate to live near a popular walking/jogging path.

One of the lovely aspects of living in Hong Kong is the four seasons. Living in tropical Malaysia, where we only get rain or shine, it is a nice change to experience four distinct seasons. Summer in Hong Kong is hot, humid and uncomfortable, my least favourite time of the year. I love the cooler seasons, which is relatively mild compared to countries in higher latitudes. After my last post, autumn played peek-a-boo, disappearing for a few days as sultry summer weather once again reigned in Hong Kong. But, since the mid-autumn festival last weekend, autumn is well and truly here. Apart from the lovely cool temperatures, the days are getting shorter as it becomes dark by around 6.30-6.45 pm in the evening. I think autumn is one of the best times of the year. It's not that cold that this beagle need to wear doggie clothes but cool enough for nice long walks in the park, even in late morning, which is exactly what we did this morning. Can't ask for a more perfect outing for a beagle and her humans!



Molly the Airedale said...

We're not fans of hot and humid summer weather either. We much prefer the cooler temps. What gorgeous pictures, Kess!

Love ya lots,
Mitch and Molly

Cinnamon and Mint said...

Love the photos!

We are having the best time of year here too! (Spring is our favorite season.) Well, we are supposed to be, but it seems the rainy winter wants to stay a little longer this year. It's been raining nearly every day, so, every time you go for a walk, you need to look up at the sky to see which way the dark rain cloud is moving.

Cinnamon the Beagle


You sure look happy Kess. We love the cooler weather too, though Key West's season isn't all that distinct.

Anonymous said...

Hi Kess,

It's been a while that I was allowed out on the cyberverse...these two were too busy figuring out the mechanics of putting food in the bowl, so...what can a pup do?

Just returned to blogging and discovered that you've moved to Hongkong! Sounds like a nice place to me (from a dog's perspective) especially because a pup could go into parks and ride in cabs!

Thanks for sharing the photos - you look lovely as always :)

Licks n wags,

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