hi there! i’m taro, a small, red, male shiba. i’m trying to figure out which photo to submit to project dog (i’m in the rescue category).

can you help me?

please look at the photos above and let me know (via twitter or comment on tar0shiba.tumblr.com) which one you think is most appropriate for submission. thanks much, internets!

we spend at least an hour every saturday morning at mitchell park in tempe. this time, my human remembered to bring the camera. while he snapped quite a few photos, this one stood out as one of our favorite outdoor sit/pose/smile shots. hope you like it, too.


UPDATE: this photo and description made it onto FYEAHSHIBAINU.

it’s tuesday, and that means more taro shiba advertisements!


last week’s advertisement for netflix was a success. although my humans didn’t get me into last week’s consumerist.com friday flickr finds, we did, according to fellow shiba Zuko (@demondogsports), increase netflix’s stock price (article here). we also made it onto the hacking netflix flickr feed (screenshot). also, in a late update, one of the pictures from the taro shiba advertisement for netflix was used in this article in the consumerist on 8-31-2010. so, all-in-all, a good week.


this week, i did a taro shiba advertisement for starbucks. my humans like to get these on saturday mornings after our trip to the dog park. i always try to lick them… the whipped cream is delicious!


hope you enjoy these as much as i did when i was letting my humans take these pics!


UPDATE: this photo set made it onto FYEAHSHIBAINU.

recap of last week’s shiba advertisement for starbucks

last week’s taro shiba advertisement for starbucks was a huge success!


it was on FYEAHSHIBAINU, which is basically the place for shibas to be featured.


also, as you tweeting shibas know, my picture made it onto the consumerist’s friday flickr finds! i’m not only very pleased with that, but my humans have also checked another small life goal off their list!


and, in a late update, it turns out that one of taro shiba’s advertisements for netflix has been used in this consumerist article about netflix (8.31.2010). hooray! thanks to human Vi and shibas Loki and Jujube of the Misadventures of a Shiba Inu for bringing this to our attention!


this week’s taro shiba sdvertisement will be up later on tuesday…it’s about something that i think all shibas enjoy if they get the chance. i hope you like it!


and remember… if you have a shiba advertisement, make one and put it on the web. we’d love to see yours!

recap of last week’s taro shiba advertisement + links

last week’s taro shiba advertisement was a modest success.


it got some attention on FYEAHSHIBAINU (here and here), but that’s about it. while it might eventually find use elsewhere—like a consumerist article about toilet paper recalls?—it seems like last week’s advertisement met its potential. 


hopefully, though, one of our advertisements will go viral. and, until that happens, i’ll get my humans to keep taking photos of me with different products.


but that might be a long time in coming. so, for your enjoyment in the interim, i’ve compiled a list of links to our flickr account, which has all our recent taro shiba advertisements:


hope you like these. and remember, our new taro shiba advertisement will be up this afternoon!

recap of last week’s shiba advertisement

last week was just an okay week for our ads… until this morning!


per usual, last week’s ad for the nation magazine made it to FYEAHSHIBAINU (first by reblogging the original post, later by using this submitted post).


then, the netflix taro shiba ad (original here) was picked up by the consumerist… again!


but this morning, the nation magazine, the oldest still-running weekly publication in the United States, retweeted last week’s shiba advertisement!


the nation retweets taro's the nation advertisement


is this the beginning of the big time for yours truly, taro the shiba? we’ll see…


by the way, you can see my flickr set for the nation advertisement by clicking here. and, it’s tuesday, so a new taro shiba advertisement will be up this afternoon!