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as i mentioned on monday, i had a weird stomach thing over the weekend. it was probably just something i ate, but i’m taking some meds to be safe. the meds are working well (sometimes too well… my humans get tired of waiting for me to eliminate at the dog park!) and i will be completely off meds by monday.

 

i’m posting the above pic (which is part of my taro-around-tempe-thursdays series) as my way of saying thanks to everyone who has wished me well this week. that piece of street art says exactly how you make me feel: you make me feel like a loved and valuable part of the shiba community!

 

if you’d like, you can see some other versions of this pic over on my flickr.

 










I’m absolutely exhausted after going to the Arizona Dog Sports gym in Scottsdale with shiba siblings Rinji & Mika.

We had a great time. There was lots of room to run, zoom, jump, weave and do other fun things. We all learned a lot and conquered many new obstacles. Even one of my humans is super tired, too (but that probably has more to do with him being badly out of shape).

Anyway, I’ll post pics/vids of our trip to the gym sometime this week. But, for now, zzzzz…










 

For my shiba crush, Kicho (@puppypiranha)…

 

I saw this next to Mitchell dog park today. I made my human stop and take a picture of me and the heart. My pack and I continue to think of you often. And we hope that you and your pack feels the love of all the twiba (twitter shiba) community.

 

Sending you shiba kisses and wishing you shiba strength, -taro.

 











lots and lots of rain last night. with so many new territories to mark and own, my neighborhood is exactly like an empty board when starting a new game of Risk.

taro the shiba









(on flickr)
 
goodbye to my humans! hope they have a safe trip. and since my typists will be on vacation, i’d like to say a brief goodbye to my readers/ twitter followers for the next week or so. be sure to look at all my vacation pics from my trip to huntington beach/shibapalooza when you miss me.
 
now… it’s time for trick & taro fun to begin. my housemate trick and i are gonna be crazy!
 
 

(on flickr)
 
 

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(on flickr)
 
 

(on flickr)

 

goodbye to my humans! hope they have a safe trip. and since my typists will be on vacation, i’d like to say a brief goodbye to my readers/ twitter followers for the next week or so. be sure to look at all my vacation pics from my trip to huntington beach/shibapalooza when you miss me.

 

now… it’s time for trick & taro fun to begin. my housemate trick and i are gonna be crazy!

 

 

taro & trick 1

(on flickr)

 

 

*trick, taro and turkey soup

(on flickr)

 

 

taro shiba and our good friend *trick

(on flickr)

 

 











my good friend, shiba rinji, announced on twitter that, according to the vet, rinji’s ear drum had ruptured. this makes me quite sad, but i’m glad that the vet has finally located the source of rinji’s ear problems.

 

hopefully he’ll be on the mend soon; i want to play! to wish him a speedy recovery, i’m sharing some pics from our recent two playdates together. 

 

there are even more pics from our recent playdates on flickr, so check out this set (which includes a couple of shots of rinji’s big sis, mika) when you have a chance!

 

feel better soon, rinji!

 

 










(on flickr, photo taken at aids walk phoenix 2011)

 

key details of the event:

  • october 2, 2011, 9am, downtown phoenix.
  • walk and 5K run. dogs could walk with “paws for the cause.” tra & i walked (pic), kai ran his first 5K and then came back to walk with us (pic).
  • many benefiting agencies.
  • total funds raised: $338,304.42

 

it may have been hot, but we all had a great time helping out a great cause. be sure to check out all of our photos from the event (all 88 of them!) on flickr.

 

 










(on flickr)

 

 

a trio of hipstamatic taro shiba pics to get you through your wednesday. enjoy.

 

 

taro shiba, posing in tempe beach park ramada 1

(on flickr)

 

 

taro shiba, posing in tempe beach park ramada 2

(on flickr)

 

 










(on flickr)
 
it’s another taro shiba bad photo friday. and this week i have crazy stick-chomp eyes.
 
what can i say? i’m a leader in the war on sticks. sometimes i get a crazed look in my eyes in the heat of battle. i’m fine with it, even if the photographic result doesn’t portray me as distinguished as i am in profile.
 
bonus photo: posing with yet another trophy in the war on sticks.
 
 

(on flickr)

 

it’s another taro shiba bad photo friday. and this week i have crazy stick-chomp eyes.

 

what can i say? i’m a leader in the war on sticks. sometimes i get a crazed look in my eyes in the heat of battle. i’m fine with it, even if the photographic result doesn’t portray me as distinguished as i am in profile.

 

bonus photo: posing with yet another trophy in the war on sticks.

 

 










(on flickr)

 

it’s a taro shiba bad photo friday bonus bad photo friday! today, you get not one, but two photos of me looking quite goofy in jaycee park.

 

taro shiba can't keep his eyes open

(on flickr)

 

 

the customary good photo for this week can be seen by following this link to flickr. have a great weekend.