Friday, December 3, 2010

RIP Hoppy

Hoppy came home from the vet and was not moving. I tried to wake her up but it did not work. I even tried bringing her my bone but that did not do the trick either. Everyone was crying. Later my owners put Hoppy in a box and put her in a big hole in the backyard. When they started putting dirt on top of the box, I started frantically dig the dirt out. They put a big stone on top to stop me from digging. That was two days ago. Things are so quiet without Hoppy, my best friend since I was a little pup :-(

Friday, November 26, 2010

getting ready for Christmas

I can't wait. I am wishing for a giant bone for Christmas, hee-hee.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving crabs. yum!! Smelled great but I did not get to have any. The turkey smelled divine in the oven, but I got my usual doggie pellets and dental treats. Happy Thanksgiving to all the shibas out there.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Dogs are smarter than cats

It's official. Scientists measured the brain size of 500 mammals, and found that...Yes! Dogs are indeed smarter than cats because animals that are more social are better than doing complicated tasks. Hee, hee. Now it is official. check out

Sunday, September 19, 2010

I am such a good shiba

My owner was eating and I jumped onto the chair next to him, curled up quietly beside him without even attempting to sniff or beg for food. I understand a lot of dogs would try to jump on the table or beg for food. Not me! I just wanted to be near people. What a great shiba I am, hee, hee.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Two more trophies

Busy morning today. Caught 2 rats, but one got away. Hmm, last time I was able to get 4 in a row. Losing my touch a bit. Will do better next time (wink!) Of course, more of the darn teeth brushing again from my owners. They would not even let me take a few bites out of them, like last time with the body-less gopher, hee hee.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

toe chewing dog

there is this terrier named Kiko who smelled an infection in his owner's toe, and chewed off the toe to prevent infection to spread while his owner was passed out from diabetes. Yes, he ate his owner's toe.
Well, i do not go around chewing off my owners' toes (because that is just gross), but whenever one of them is sick or sad, I can sense it, and I usually go lie right by them or right outside their doors.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

my favorite toys

I carry these toys around with me all the time, and sleep with them. The little nylabone dinasaure's head is all chewed up, but I still like it. It's my favorite.

Friday, July 9, 2010

what's worse than a shiba bringing you a dead gopher?

Hint: It is the size of a tennis ball.
Answer: A gopher head, with the body no where to be found.
Picture: No way. Owners are too grossed out to take picture.

Consequences: Lots of teeth brushing. No one comes near me. Wonder why.

Saturday, June 26, 2010


Yes, that's me getting a vinegar and baking soda bath at 4 in the morning. I was out and about in the backyard hunting early this morning like I always do. Next thing I knew I was sprayed by a skunk. Rather than patiently waited for my owners to wake up and help me, I yelped and ran around the house, smearing the skunk stuff all over the carpet, furnitures, and bedsheets. So far they had washed me about 8 or 9 times, and I still got a funny smell. I yelped and cried the whole time. Many hours later, the house is de-skunked, but I am still not. Whimper...

Monday, June 14, 2010

Monday, June 7, 2010

kura the mighty hunter strikes again

Last night I caught this gigantic gopher. So I spent the entire night trying to wake each one of my owners up by harrassing them all night with whinning, pawing, and making alot of noises. One of them finally got up early this morning and found my trophy. Of couse I am exhausted all day today for being up all night last night.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

red fox howl

I don't know how many times people on the street tells me that I look like a fox. Here is a video of a red fox. I sound nothing like it (make sure you have the sound on when you view the video). Shiba howls are much more elegant, I think.

Monday, May 17, 2010

It is towards end of May, but this global warming/cooling stuff is confusing me. In northern California, it should be nice and warm by now, but we still got rain and chilly weather (well, for california). I cannot decide if I should finish shedding and grow my summer coat or not. So I am still sporting my shedding shiba look.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

getting a good view

I love sitting on the headrest of the sofa, with my butt hanging off, looking out of the window all day long.

Monday, April 26, 2010

my new toy

I am really into playing with my basketball nowadays. One day I managed to bite a hole in this basketball. Since then, I have been playing with this slightly deflated ball, pouncing on it like a cat, and growling at it.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Why Shibas are Special

Yup. Too lazy to get out of bed, but i'm that desperate to eat. I'm a Shiba-version of Garfield! You may also notice tufts of my fur sticking out, as i talked about in my last post.

Friday, April 16, 2010


My owners took another ridiculous picture of me.
My owners have given up on grooming me, (thanks for all the tricks you guys posted on my last shedding-related post!) And more tips?
And that furminator- I took care of that! (The furminator is a dog brush)

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Shiba Chair

Instead of holding my head up high, i am holding my butt high. Go figure :)

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

New Pillow!

My owners took this picture of me at night.
I was using my owner's old stuffed bear as a pillow. :)

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter!

Have a great easter everyone!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Cool Shiba Blog

My owners found this blog for four Shiba friends, who post comics with their posts. Read their blog at! One of my favorite comics is shown here.
(If the picture is too small, read it larger here:
Hey! Im orange too! Oh wait, im colorblind.
So go ahead and visit for Shiba comics! They made me laugh. Or as you humans call it, "Lol"

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Singing Shibas!
My owners found this video of a Shiba Inu singing. I wish i could sing, but our family doesn't do a lot of music. I guess that i should leave my screaming to barking at the dog next door!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Toe Food Vs. Tofu!

My owners made a new video of me chewing my toes. You can watch it at this link:
Toes taste pretty good, so all you shibas, (and shiba lovers!) should try it out sometimes!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

"Toe Food" for my birthday

Happy birthday to me! I turned 7 today.

Thought I would share my favorite breakfast food. Yummy. Hope I get a special dog bone for dinner tonight.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Monday, March 1, 2010


My owners have been neglecting me because they say they're "busy". Like they have more important things to do, rather than sitting around and petting me, all day!
Ive been sleeping more, and wake up in the morning to say "hi" to my owners, then go back to bed. I spend most of my dads sleeping.
My owners also found that Hoppy's favorite food is cabbage. She ate them up really fast, and my owners never even cooked the cabbage that they bought. They just gave them to Hoppy, every day!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Hoppy the escape artist

My owners keep finding Hoppy hopping around the house, after she escapes from her indoor winter retreat. She is able to get out of the tiniest gap that the gate has, by becoming long and skinny. Amazing for such a chubby bunny. :-)

Tuesday, February 9, 2010


My owners did a photo shoot with Hoppy and me! This is my favorite picture.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

blueberry leaves

Because everyone in the house loves blueberries so much, especially me, my owners decided to buy a bunch of new blueberry plants. While they were digging holes in the garden, I started munching on the baby leaves that were sprouting from these blueberry plants. They were yummy, tasted like blueberries. Except I got caught twice and my owners were not too happy about it. That's me in the background eyeing these plants. Yum.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

flossing my teeth

My owner and I had lots of fun playing with my doggie teeth flossing toy.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Muddy Face

Its been raining pretty hard here, and our backyard has been overflowing with mud. Ive had fun playing out there. :-)

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

addicted to bunny food

I like having Hoppy in the house for the winter. Whenever she gets a cup of food in the morning, I run over and help her out with her food bowl. What are friends for, right?

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

frolicking in the rain

Yesterday it was raining cats and dogs (note to self: why do people say that). Anyway, I ran around in the rain and had a great time.

Monday, January 18, 2010

close encounter with crabs

It is Dungeness Crabs season in California, and my owners got 2 big ones. I was really scare of them when they were wiggling in the sink, and I was shaking all over when I saw them. Even after they were cooked, I was still hesitant. But, after I tasted a piece of meat that "accidentally" fell on the floor, I could not get enough of these yummy crabs.

Friday, January 8, 2010

bunny food thief

Right before the Christmas vacation, my owners were busy filling up Hoppy's food bowl. There was this huge bucket of bunny pellets just sitting there. Hmm, just looking....On second thought, what the heck, don't mind if I help myself with some.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

new favorite thing to do

I love running with my owner on his bike. They used to take me jogging, but they are just far too slow for a shiba. Now with the bike, I can run really fast. Here is a video of me at the end of my daily run.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

stripes on shibas?

My owners are wondering why I got these stripes on me, especially visible with my winter coat. Their previous shiba did not have them. They think I am part feline with these stripes. Huh?