Sunday, November 23, 2008


Check out my graduation picture from my intermediate training class. I aced the test. I was able to be off leash while my owners left. I did the "down" command which none of my previous 4 trainers were able to get me to do. I knew to "go to bed", "leave" the food on the floor while walking pass it, and of course, the "sit" and "come" commands. The only one I am still not sure of is the "return" command where I had to go to my owner, and turn around and sit next to my owner. Next month I will be in advanced camp, where I will be AKC certified (that's Amercian Kennel Club). My owners are not sure I can get that because Shiba Inus are nortorious for running loose when off leash if we get distracted by a bird or something because we are such natural hunters.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

puppy pics

With all the excitment of the popular shiba pup cam on the Internet (see post from last week) I thought I would share some of my puppy pictures. Yes, all shiba pups look like giant furballs and with a big appetite for chewing. I was 7 weeks old in these pictures, on my first day in my new home.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

return of furby

When I was a young pup, my owners used to annoy me with this talking Furby toy that spoke gibbrish. I used to bark at it because it would not quiet down. I was so happy the toy finally broke (mysteriously). Scientists recently found a real furby in Indonesia. Cute little thing. Hope it does not make annoying sound like the other Furby.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

shiba pups cam

This site got 2 million hits since it launched last month. The six shiba pups are five weeks old. Check out

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Friday, November 7, 2008

hungry White House dog

One of the presiding dogs in the White House decided to take a bite out of a reporter's finger. Don't they feed the President's dog there? I would imagine there are tons of lizards and birds in the Rose Garden. Hmmm.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

White House Dog-Elect

President Elect Obama had promised his daughters that they get a dog if he wins. I don't understand why he does not have a dog already. Everyone should have a dog, especially presidents. Anyway, MSNBC is running a poll of what type of dog Obama's daughters should get, and wouldn't you know it, Shiba Inus are not even mentioned. How sad.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

let yourself be heard

All you dogs out there, remind your adult owners to get out and vote!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

holloween candy rules

By this time you should have collected lots of candy. as I said, chocolate is bad, but there are much other candies that are great to eat. Let me give you a preview.

Chocolate-----------------a no-no!!! i told you.
Licorice-------------------big dogs like this.
Jelly Beans---------------yum!
mints--------------------okay... so-so...
candy corn---------------just like jelly beans!
Lollipops-----------------easy for owners to extract from mouth.
M&M -------------------you kidding!?!?
Hersheys----------------i warned you.
Cadbury-----------------ooooh la-la!
Gobstoppers-------------take long time to consume.
Hot Tamales--------------hot! hot! hot!
bubblegum--------------sticky. dont eat it.
Ring Pop-----------------easy for owners to extract from mouth.
Baby Bottle Pop----------for puppies.
Starburst----------------just like bubble gum.

of course, I don't eat candy myself because I vainly need to watch my waistline. But make sure that after this you sit very still so your owner can brush your teeth. Remember, don't eat chocolate. And if you find a candy that smells fishy... don't eat it. trust me.