last chance to vote!


please let me know which photo i should use for my project dog profile. respond here in the comments or via my twitter (@_tar0_).


thanks for the help, everyone!

humans, you can watch your movie at home, but only if you multi-task and throw throw the ball for me! #ShibaNegotiation

taro the shiba

i love going to visit my humans’ relatives; got lots of good food from those humans, and i even convinced my humans to give me some special treats (like Yoghund—frozen yogurt for dogs)… as you other shibas know, it’s always easier to use #ShibaMindControl on those who aren’t used to deflecting our powers or on our own humans when they are distracted!

taro shiba says "delicious!"  taro the shiba

Fallout from a Rainy Walk/Trip to the Dog Park
Time: This conversation took place at 9:10pm 8.17.2010.
@OBEYshiba: just took a 20 minute walk with @_tar0_; drizzling when we started, pouring before we got home. #VeryWetShiba
@_tar0_: hey @OBEYshiba, you know when I sat in mud 5x at the dog park? and did the shiba zoomies 500 after we got home? payback. #VeryWetShiba
@OBEYshiba: if you keep up the payback but don't let @tli330 and i towel you off, it'll be shiba bath time! #VeryWetShiba
@_tar0_: :::calms down, sits and waits to be toweled off, snuggles with towel::: i'm good! i'm dry! no bath necessary! #CleanEnoughShiba

shibas just love to be under furniture

Yesterday, Dakota (@DakotaTheInu) tweeted:

Crawling under the recliner. What’s wrong wif dat?



Keido under the desk

 Earlier this week, Keido (@Keido) posted this photo (left) showing himself

 under his human’s office desk.







phineas the shiba under the bed

And, before that, Phineas (@PhineastheShiba) posted this photo (right) of   himself under his humans’ bed.





well, i, taro, wanted to join in the under-the-furniture trend (which i love to do!).
here are two recent photos of me under the couch. enjoy!


taro (@_tar0_) under the couch 1


taro (@_tar0) under the couch 2



UPDATE: Keido (@Keido) told us about another shiba under furniture. This time it’s Niko of Our Shiba Inu under a table.

blog roundup & final photo choice for project dog

hi shibas! 2 items today.



1) i’m going to start a links page. please suggest some good shiba blogs and links so i don’t miss any. and, if you like my blog, please add it to your blog roll.



2) my humans will *finally* submit my profile to project dog this weekend. the clear winner in the contest was photo 1 (taro is king of the mountain!).  thanks all for voting!


Taro Shiba is King of the Mountainhowever, there was a bit of a snag… the photo submission size is pretty constricted. and, as cool as the king of the mountain photo is, it’s pretty hard to see me, even after cropping. so, i’m giving you one last chance to weigh in: if you think it’s too difficult to see me in the cropped version of the king of the mountain photo (left), please tell me. if enough people suggest it, i’ll make my humans switch it to a different photo. thx!

Dog Hit By Car: A Guest Post by my Human, Kai

my fellow shibas,


i’m allowing my human, kai, to write about our experience with the dog who was hit by a car just a couple of nights ago. it’s a little sad, but not graphic. you can read the full entry after the jump below.


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dear human,

try as you might, i have no intention of urinating outside during this rainy thunderstorm. if you do not immediately return me to my warm, dry home, i will allow you to become thoroughly soaked by the rain, consequently causing you to appear increasingly foolish for being unable to get your dog to micturate…

your move.

taro the shiba, night of 8.21.2010