The morning of Hari Raya, which was yesterday, I helped san with our new carpet that her sister brought from Kabul. San was wandring if it was going to be too warm for our guests but I showed san that it was very comfortable to lie on.
Tanaka agreed with me although I did not allow him on my carpet. he had to sit on the red rug.
Tanaka was all ready to be a good host, and I must say he did his best. He talked to the guests and allowed them to touch him and admire him. I told him he had to eat as much grass as possible so he would have a lot of energy, which he did. He also wore his Celebration collar. san makes us wear these but only on the first day of Hari Raya and she takes them out when she cannot supervise us. Today we are wearing our old cloth collars as san is at work.
Both of us worked very hard and we took turns to entertain the guests. But sometimes both of us had to take time-outs and the guests know that if we are not in the living room they have to leave us alone to rest. They did this very well indeed.