A dog, swallows and us
In our house there is a dog whose name is Puppy. Of course I call her "Puppy!" when she doesn't follow me. She has lived with us for six years. She doesn't do what I say but stays where she is or lifts her paw to my hand. She barks every time she wants to go for a walk that usually takes around thirty minutes. She eats many different kinds of food, not only dog food but things such as sea bream and fish sausage. And when my father comes home, she runs to him and jumps at him wagging her tail. But she doesn't do this when I come home. She knows who is the most important person and regards me as a 3rd-ranked person even though I take her for a walk every morning.
Above our house entrance there is a nest of swallows. They are not usually there during daytime but fly around looking for insects, especially dragonflies, to feed their offspring. Swallows make their nest on pillars, in the corner of ceilings, beneath eaves, or wherever people live nearby. That is because swallows try to protect themselves from their natural enemies such as crows, snakes and so forth, so that those cannot attack their nests. Making nests around houses doesn't mean that swallows love human beings but that they try to protect themselves. My father told me that last year.
In fact, swallows did make their nest last year in the same place my picture shows. But my mother removed it after they left last year. Then, this year, they came back but there were no nest, so they made another one in which they live today. My mother says that she will not break it again.
Among the Japanese it is said that the house on which swallows make their nest will be happy because swallows feed and raise their offspring very earnestly. So swallows are a symbol of "earnest parents." It is believed that married couples or families who live in a house with a swallow's nest will have lots of children in the future.
I play the guitar in my spare time or on rainy days. In the morning or in the afternoon, I play some tunes and sing songs. I never do it in front of you all, but I wish I could in the future. Maybe I will. Maybe. Not sure.
I play the piano, too. I can play the guitar better than the piano, but I often play it at midnight with headphones. I can't sing while playing the piano, but I'm making an effort to learn it.
Playing the instruments is a recreation for me.
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