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sorry i was gone from the blog over the whole weekend!

usually i try to take one day off, but this weekend was so packed, i took two.

 

my activities over the weekend included: 

  • long walk and hike with my male human
  • car rides and visits to family
  • long breakfast out at the morning glory cafe’ at the farm at south mountain (the bacon was delicious! also, saw huge a 110-120 lb akita.)
  • walks and more walks
  • therapy dog group (i’m submitting my application for love on a leash certification this week!)
  • met the inimitable, handsome black-and-tan shiba @Keido, his red-headed sister Mika and their whole pack (more on this later this week)

 

another thing we did over the weekend, even during our blog break, is taking lots and lots of pictures. one of my humans, kai, got a new iPod touch for his birthday a while back. he finally set it up and is taking picture after picture. it’s got a pretty decent camera (although pics aren’t quite as nice as the new iPhone’s). he’s never really enjoyed taking pictures before, but now, especially because of the hipstamatic app, he can’t seem to stop himself.

 

above are the first couple of pics with kai’s new iPod touch. there are lots more photos of me to be posted in the upcoming weeks, so be sure to stay tuned. sorry that we missed everyone this weekend, but we hope these photos will more than make up for it.

 

happy monday ya’ll!

 











happy halloween from taro the shiba & pack!

 

these three creepy pics are unaltered, low-light hipstamatic pics.

 

did you find my spirit lurking in the red mist in the third photo?

 

(Source: Flickr / _tar0_)










it’s a taro shiba inspired jack-o-lantern! (aka tar0-lantern)

 

from my human, kai…

this design was a fall-back that i sketched out last minute.

 

we had hoped to do some more elaborate work on a pumpkin, but my family got these plastic/foam craft pumpkins, so we couldn’t do any peeling for texture or varying light levels. also, these were very hard to cut.

 

we’re quite surprised with the result; we’re pretty pleased with how it came out (especially because it’s permanent!).

 

while we do like ours, our favorite shiba jack-o-lanterns can be found on our shibal inu and on koshisan’s flickr.

 

hope everyone had a great halloween!











here are some pics from my saturday late afternoon trip to papago park in phoenix, az.

 

we had a lakeside, sunset picnic with some family friends. we had a good time, although i’m still kinda scared about the baby. the food, sights and weather were good, though, and there was lots of stuff to sniff out. can’t ask for much more than that!

 

(Source: Flickr / _tar0_)











i, taro the shiba, ask for your vote!

 

as your shiba senator, i will represent the best of our breed. i will make up for my small size with great character and tenacity of spirit. i will always take the time to sniff out the public opinion and scent. iand, should i be elected, i promise to always vote:

  • pro-belly rubs
  • pro-shiba 500
  • pro-naps
  • pro-universal pee-mail (example)
  • pro-treats
  • pro-food
  • pro-walks
  • pro-off-leash

 

it is clear that we need quality shibas in office; even our human president says so!

 

so, please, shibas, vote for me as your shiba senator!

 

 

you can vote for me, taro the shiba, by doing the following:

 










taro the shiba is back with another bad photo friday!

 

as many of you know, i love sticks. i will chew on them or chase them any day or hour of the week. however, this photo is, by far, the craziest, most embarrassing photo of me with a stick ever taken.

 

i hope you like this pic, and i hope that it gave you a good chuckle.

*you can see more of taro the shiba chewing on sticks on flickr.*

 










 
introducing our new taro shiba tuesday feature…
 
TARO GOES POP!
 
while my humans and i seek new taro the shiba “sponsors” for our tuesday taro shiba advertisements, i’ve decided to recreate pop culture references and internet memes with a taro-shiba twist.  
 
our first taro goes pop! feature will be up later today!

 

introducing our new taro shiba tuesday feature…

 

TARO GOES POP!

 

while my humans and i seek new taro the shiba “sponsors” for our tuesday taro shiba advertisements, i’ve decided to recreate pop culture references and internet memes with a taro-shiba twist.  

 

our first taro goes pop! feature will be up later today!










wednesday = retro taro the shiba pic day. 

 

taken in phoenix, az, while waiting for a table at the morning glory cafe, one of the restaurants at the farm at south mountain.











i sure do love a good car ride.

 

i love car rides so much, in fact, i asked shiba @Keido for help with Shiba Mind Control to get more car rides. Keido quickly helped me out.

 

i’m pleased to report, it’s been working well. 

 










it’s another installment of taro the shiba’s bad photo friday!

 

we call this one: take time to stop and smell the flowers. however, if you’re taking a picture, open your eyes.”

 

taken this morning in tempe beach park, which is on the south bank of tempe town lake.