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My dog park buddy, Rambo, is moving to San Francisco this week. I sure will miss him…




















while my taro shiba video ad is processed by youtube, i bring you a playful video of shibas rinji (puppy!), mika and i. 

 

since rinji is now bigger than me, i don’t know if being chased by him will be as much fun as it was then. i guess we’ll see during our next playdate!

 

(Source: Flickr / _tar0_)










Kyuubi: Shiba Love (thinking about Aki the Shiba)

 

The newest post by Kyuubi (of the Nine-Tailed Shiba blog) links back to my tweet last evening about Aki the Shiba, who’s not feeling well. Kyuubi added a beautiful little poetic paragraph at the end of the post.

 

You should go read that post in full, and then follow the link there to read about Aki’s sudden health problems. And, of course, cuddle with your humans and send out your shiba love.

 











 

you probably already know this, but i was a rescue dog. i came through a foster home in Phoenix that was associated with Shiba Inu Rescue Association (SIRA). here’s my gotcha day pic with my humans:

 

taro shiba's gotcha day photo

 

my pack loves rescue shibas. so, recently, my human kai joined @shiba_rinji's human dad (we'll call him @frizwiz, which is his twitter handle) on another one of frizwiz’s visits to Animal Guardian Network Ranch. kai and frizwiz went up there to volunteer to hang out and play with rescue shibas.

 

about the Animal Guardian Network:

The Animal Guardian Network, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charity dedicated to saving the lives of animals and keeping pet families together through our many programs.

 

The purpose of these programs is to provide the assistance essential to keeping pets in their loving homes thereby helping to reduce the number of pets euthanized every day in the county shelters. Being financially disadvantaged is not synonymous with an inability to provide a loving home. It is just an opportunity for us to make a difference in the life of an animal and their guardian by lending a helping hand.  

 

while kai and frizwiz were there, the ranch had something like 8 dogs (among other animals) that were being fostered/rehabilitated/adopted out. some of the shibas came from tough situations (neglected by animal hoarders, hit by a car, etc.), but all are doing well/continuing to improve under the constant care of the animal guardian network. 

 

kai and frizwiz met 5 of the shibas: 

  • tuli, the long-haired shiba
  • tsuki, the red, power chewer shiba
  • nola, a black and tan who loves to be pet, has white on shoulders
  • akima, a lean, cream shiba (ready for adoption!)
  • keiko, a small black and tan who was a bit camera shy unless you had a treat

 

kai has pics of all these shibas except picture-shy keiko. but keiko is in two of the videos kai took!

 

video 1: treat time

 

 

 

video 2: akima gets a treat, while shibas line up behind kai

 

 

 

you can see more photos of kai & frizwiz’s visit, as well as another two videos, over on my flickr.

 

two shibas are  one shiba is currently up for adoption (akima  & niko) through animal guardian network [edit: niko has been adopted! congrats, niko!]. i sincerely hope that whenever these shibas get into new homes that they find loving, forever homes. with carrie, who runs animal guardian network, in charge, we’re sure that those new homes will be everything that these shibas need and more (she’s amazing from what kai told me!).

 

want to donate to Animal Guardian Network? on the bottom of the Animal Guardian Network homepage, there’s a link to donate on PayPal. i’m sure carrie, the shibas, and the other rescue animals there would appreciate it!

 

bonus! some shiba rescue pics/video from @frizwiz:










 

(Prince) Zuko the shiba and I were fast friends.

 

He’s awesome to play with, especially if the game is tug-of-war.

 

And I love to chase him on the beach (he’s an off-leash beach shiba!).

 

Here’s a pic of us together—I already can’t wait to share a rental home with him in Huntington Beach this July!

 

see this pic on flickr.

 










 

I’m sleeping straight through the day and my humans are working, so I can’t share all my cool new photos from my san francisco vacation just yet.

 

However, to sate your shiba photo appetite, I present to you the cover of issue #1 of the not-yet-real comic: The Adventures of Taro & Zuko.

 

Photo taken on iPod touch and modified with toonpaint app.

 

One more note: I totally miss my big shiba bro, Zuko.

 

see this photo on flickr.

 










 
it’s a taro shiba bad photo friday!

it’s me on the beach. and i sure do look like i have to sneeze!
 
sorry if you were hoping to see lots more pics today, but we’re still busy uploading and arranging photos from our trip last weekend to san francisco. this was just one of hundreds of shots. 
 
however, per usual, on bad photo fridays, when we show you the bad photo, you get a good one, too. that one will be up later this afternoon!
 
see this pic on flickr.
 

 

it’s a taro shiba bad photo friday!

it’s me on the beach. and i sure do look like i have to sneeze!

 

sorry if you were hoping to see lots more pics today, but we’re still busy uploading and arranging photos from our trip last weekend to san francisco. this was just one of hundreds of shots. 

 

however, per usual, on bad photo fridays, when we show you the bad photo, you get a good one, too. that one will be up later this afternoon!

 

see this pic on flickr.