I'm Not a Fox: My First Shiba

Meet Kenji, the fox-like Shiba Inu dog who makes me smile.

permalink the sunshine kid

the sunshine kid

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5 Year Anniversary

Five years ago, when I launched this blog, my first post asked, “will i own a shiba or will the shiba own me?”

I think it’s fair to say it’s been a bit of both.  Younger shiba inus definitely take more work, and dominate more of your time. So for the first three years, Kenji owned me.  But I like to think the score is evening out. 

Time doesn’t let me blog here as much as I used to, but I still get great joy from sharing occasional pictures and shiba inu tidbits.

Thanks for reading.  Kenji and I appreciate it!

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The Bone Game

If you’re reading this blog you already know that the Shiba Inu is a stubborn son of a, well, you know! When Kenji finds a bone outside during a walk, his primitive instincts kick in. He will growl and dance around my feeble attempts to get it from between jaws. I often give up. Most of all, because I am scared he will choke.

I take a leap of faith that the pup knows what he is eating.

permalink Sleepy Inu

Sleepy Inu

permalink Mr. Manners.  Always a perfect gentleman, My First Shiba Kenji enjoys pizza off a fork.

Mr. Manners.  Always a perfect gentleman, My First Shiba Kenji enjoys pizza off a fork.

permalink Kenji is having one of his random “I don’t have any interest in being outside” periods.  Ugh!

Kenji is having one of his random “I don’t have any interest in being outside” periods.  Ugh!

permalink It took almost FIVE YEARS…but Kenji is finally using his doggy bed.

It took almost FIVE YEARS…but Kenji is finally using his doggy bed.

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bedroom eyes

permalink gimme gimme gimme, says Kenji the Shiba!

gimme gimme gimme, says Kenji the Shiba!

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hello

permalink The sun shines out of my Shiba’s ass!

The sun shines out of my Shiba’s ass!

permalink Shiba Inu: Resting Eyelashes

Shiba Inu: Resting Eyelashes

permalink Shiba Inu plots an escape.

Shiba Inu plots an escape.

permalink My first Shiba Kenji loves his new all-wool dog toy.  Finally, something he doesn’t destroy within 5 minutes.

My first Shiba Kenji loves his new all-wool dog toy.  Finally, something he doesn’t destroy within 5 minutes.

permalink Over the past few days I’ve been stopped over a dozen times…everyone with compliments for My First Shiba Kenji.  I sometimes forget how damn good looking he is!

Over the past few days I’ve been stopped over a dozen times…everyone with compliments for My First Shiba Kenji.  I sometimes forget how damn good looking he is!