Sunday, September 25, 2011

Recent Adventures

Hello world,

I have been quite busy and the human haz too that's why there hasnt been any recent posts.

To begin, a couple weeks back San Diego had a scary power outage. The power waz out fur about 8 hours where I live. The humon kept me occupied with a bully stick so I was happy and had no idea that the whole city had lost power!

My kitchen during the power romantic!
Next, my humon made me special treats (pumpkin and peanut butter) then I shared them with my neighbors pals and my other fellow Shiba, Toyko!!
Then on September 11th, on my way into a group meeting (group mascot is my role), I stopped to pay my respect at a 9/11 memorial at University of San Diego. The flags represent each country affected and small tiles on the ground contain the names of each victim and their hometown/country. It is a very special place. I would recommend this memorial to anyone.

9/11 Memorial at USD

Finally, I was able to meet the long awaited Tokyo, a fellow Shiba, who is quite famous on the Shiba media networks. Here are some pictures of me playing with her and some other furry friends!

Shiba, Hachi, Tokyo

Another Shiba and Hachi, Tokyo looking at the camera

Shiba Power!

Tokyo and I
The beautiful Tokyo
She's so purrrrty!
Mini Shiba!
 Ooooo that waz fun!!

Since then I've been keeping it easy and real. Taking long walks, napping, catching butterflies and sun tanning fills most of my time.

Today though I went to the dog park again and this time, because of my size, I was able to play in the small dog (0-25 lb) and big dog (25+ lb) area. It was very exciting and then when we were leaving we saw the white Shiba shown above, but by then we had already left :(. Once home the humon stripped me of my shedding fur and then bathed me. I miss the fur and am not happy about the bath. I'm like a cat, even wet grass turns me off but...I am about to have another "busy" week and then this weekend I have a little surprise up my sleeves....more to come soon!


Saturday, September 3, 2011

I'm three years old!

Hello again world!!

I haven't made a new post in some time. Stupid humon haz been too busy to record my every experience. September 1 marked my third birfday. Since I waz rescued and my real day of birth iz unknown, one of my very friendly twiba friends recommended that since my name means 8 or the infinity sign that September 1 or 9 - 1 = 8!!

My birfday waz separated into a few dayz. On Wednesday I got a new shipment of toyz, cheez, stuffed animals and a sparkly harness! On Thursday, I got so many birfday wishes from all my twiba friends on Twitter. On Friday, I got treated to a nice long walk wif the humon and excessive amounts of cheez. Finally today, I waz made a big lunch of kibble wif tuna and steamed green beans and carrots. I got so full!! I looked so bloated! Embarrassing! But thankfully then I was taken to the Del Mar Dog Beach to stretch my legs, lose some calories, and meet some new friends. Here are some pictures of my adventures:

 So many pictures, it waz like the puparrazzi was following me! Huff!!

I got so wet and sandy. I kept running away from the waves but the humon thought my attempt to avoid water was funny. Silly humon!

Now I'm home and I can barely keep my eyes open to tell my typist what to write.....goodnight world....zzzzzzzz

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Beauty Sleep

Sometimes I jus want (not need) my beauty sleep *huff* but the humon keeps me awake wif her frivolous activities. What's a guy to do!!

Difficult Ice

I found thiz piece of ice lying around but I can't get my paws on the darn thing!! So stressful for me

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Peanut Butter

Hello again, I wanted to expand on my post yesterday about peanut butter. My humon and I were told some very interesting news about peanut butter that I think is important for all furry lovers. When giving peanut butter to any kind of animal it is important that it is not organic or natural. The reason for this is because it is possible for other nuts to get mixed into the peanuts. ANIMALS CAN ONLY DIGEST PEANUTS AND ALMONDS. All other nuts contain small amounts arsenic, which humons are able to process but animals cannot. For example, my humon took a look at the organic peanut butter that we have and although it states "Ingredients: Dry Roasted Organic Peanuts and Salt," it also adds in "Made in a facility that also processes products made with almonds, cashews, pecans, wheat, soy and egg." Therefore, when serving peanut butter to your furry friend, choose the regular Jiff or Skippy

Hope this helped! Woof!!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Separation Anxiety

Hi World,

My humon (typist) and I are reaching out to you for advice. It is going on three weeks since I was adopted and yet I hate to be left alone. The humon first thought it was because I was being crate-trained but turns out that I love being in there. I willingly sleep in the crate every night but whenever the humon leaves me in the crate for a few hours or in the house for five minutes I flip out and start whining up a storm.

We spoke with a very well-educated humon at Petco who recommended that I have Separation Anxiety, which most likely stems from abuse or neglect in my past. Because of this, I just don't like to be left alone because I think I'm being left forever. Thankfully, this is curable but it will most likely take a while to cure....possibly even dog years (months).

The knowledgable humon said that my humon shouldn't make a big deal of her leaving. I should not be smothered before I am parted with because it will encourage my subsequent behavior. In addition, I should be given a toy and food while the humon is gone, such as a kong with peanut butter (but not organic or natural and it can be frozen), yogurt that has been frozen, carrots, or treats. This will keep me occupied while the humon is leaving and hopefully calm my nerves for my time alone. (I should note too that because Shibas have such active minds that the only recommended items for them to be left alone with are a Kong or Kyjen Fire Hose (made from the same material as a fire hose) dog toys). 

I am reaching out to you world to see if you have any additional advice. This seems to be both an issue that cannot be fixed overnight nor requires attention to be solved.

Am I Hidden?

I'm such a silly little boy. I like to play games all the time even if it's only by myself. I'm really such a character but my character changes every few minutes so keep an eye out!