A Special Diet for a Special Shiba
Shredded chicken, chopped carrots and brown rice. No, it’s not my meal - it’s Kenji’s! Everyone’s favorite spoiled Shiba has decided that dry kibble - no matter what the flavor or quality - is no longer good enough for his discriminating palate. The only way I can get him to eat recently, is by burying “human” food under an avalanche of kibble. I’m...
Am I 'The Giving Tree?'
The more Kenji gets, the more Kenji wants. It doesn’t matter if it’s a treat or a belly rub, a long walk outside or a toy - I’ve come to the conclusion that Shiba Inus can be a greedy bunch! The problem we’ve been having is that once Kenji gets a taste of “freedom” - usually in the form of over-stimulation at the park - he becomes a pain in the butt at home. ...
Just Minding My Own Business Taking Kenji for a...
NEIGHBORHOOD KID: Do you think the dog is your child?
ME: Well, no. He's a dog. But I love him.
NEIGHBORHOOD KID: Are you going to get children?
ME: Ummm. Hopefully. One day.
NEIGHBORHOOD KID: OK
Is Kenji Happy? Like, Really Happy?
The Shiba smile is deceiving. At first glance it looks like unadulterated joy. But when you think about it as an educated adult, you start to realize that the curling lips are likely an automated response - requiring little, if any - thought or emotion. The reason I bring this up is because I’m seeing a change in Kenji - and it’s not for the better. Mr. K might get renamed Mr. S -...
The Secret Compartment
Ever meet someone who can’t keep food in their mouth when they’re eating? I once had a co-worker who after every office lunch, would end up with food hanging off of his face. Sometimes as high as his forehead! Now that’s a messy eater. Kenji manages to get all of his meals into his tummy, but I’m starting to wonder how much sensitivity Shibas have around their mouths. ...