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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.











since it’s just about the end of the month, i thought i would post something special: we call these *trick’s pics.

 

*trick is our housemate/honorary pack member. every once in a while he’ll grab my humans’ camera and take a picture of me, or even use his slick macbook to snap a shot.

 

above are six pics that we were able to quickly add on here (they’re also in this flickr set). we’ll continue adding these in here each month as a new perspective on me, taro the shiba. enjoy!











i hate the couple of days after a long weekend… just after i get used to my humans being with me all day long, they leave. it’s hard to adjust and i feel lonely. huff. i hope they come home soon.

taro the shiba (@_tar0_) waiting on the bed, half-asleep taro the shiba.









the thursday morning schedule of taro the CEO

many have wondered about my morning schedule. i am, after all, a busy shiba CEO.

 

well, the truth is my schedule varies. but today was fairly typical…

  • woke up well before the alarm. got my two lazy humans to wake up, too.
  • ate power-breakfast while standing.
  • power-walk with female human and morning bathroom routine.
  • back inside for a massage and belly rub.
  • quick nap.
  • full exercise routine with male human trainer.
  • power-snack.
  • and, at last, back into the office (my crate) until afternoon exercise and dinner time.

 

hope you’re having a productive thursday, too!










tumblr users, can you recommend me, taro the shiba, for tumblr tuesday?

 

click on the photo above or click here to do so. you can only recommend 1 blog per week.

 

thanks in advance! a new taro shiba advertisement coming later today!

(Source: Flickr / _tar0_)











hey adult humans at the dog park:


just because i’m super cute and i let you pet me does not mean you can pick me up.


is that clear?


also, pick up after your dogs, make them wear collars and tags, close the dog park gate, teach your human kids how to greet dogs and behave at dog parks, and handle your overly-hyper pooches when they try to run me down.


thanks.



taro the shiba greets a stranger at the dog park.  taro the shiba.









yesterday was an extremely busy day.
up at 8am
dog park at 9am 
leave for therapy dog group at 10:30am 
pet-provided therapy work until 12:15pm
doggy friend’s house all afternoon for therapy dog group party & business meeting
human male’s mom’s home for 4 hours at night
home by 10:30pm
we were all so exhausted that my humans didn’t have the energy to blog my dictated statements or upload new pics. so, instead, i give you a pic of me sleeping on my human male’s legs—just like i did for 2+ hours last night.

yesterday was an extremely busy day.

  • up at 8am
  • dog park at 9am 
  • leave for therapy dog group at 10:30am 
  • pet-provided therapy work until 12:15pm
  • doggy friend’s house all afternoon for therapy dog group party & business meeting
  • human male’s mom’s home for 4 hours at night
  • home by 10:30pm

we were all so exhausted that my humans didn’t have the energy to blog my dictated statements or upload new pics. so, instead, i give you a pic of me sleeping on my human male’s legs—just like i did for 2+ hours last night.










taro shiba: the dragonslayer

Be it Great Serpent, or be it Small Hedgehog,

 

taro the shiba slaying a serpent, already killed a hedgehog

 

 

be it Pink Otherworldly Monster,

 

taro the shiba, with relative coco, slays pink alien

 

 

or be it Winged Fire-Breathing Dragon,

 

taro the shiba slays a dragon

 

 

Let it be Known that I, Taro the Shiba, Shall Lay Waste to Them All!

 

 

(Source: Flickr / _tar0_)











i love my rope toy!!!

*chew chew chew*

*om nom nom*

[rope strings get caught in throat or caught between teeth]

*ack* *cough* *ack*

i love my rope toy!!!

i kind of like my rope toy.

 

(Source: Flickr / _tar0_)










 
i, taro the shiba, recently received this question from Mary in Washington D.C.:

“What was your name before adoption?  I read the SIRA site at least once per week and gaze longingly upon the shibas there because I hope to be owned by a shiba some day.  I remember seeing you up for adoption there, but can’t remember what your name was.”

 
my name, even when i was with SIRA (Shiba Inu Rescue Association), was taro. you can see here in SIRA’s 2009 adoption page that i was listed as taro and that there was no name change listed.
 
but that doesn’t mean i didn’t change names… although my humans didn’t give me a new name, my SIRA foster family did.
 
before i came to my forever home, i was named timmy. when i got to SIRA, the foster mom noticed that i never paid attention to my name. i know that a lot of shibas ignore their humans, but i wouldn’t even look over to my foster mom to let her know i was ignoring her; i was completely unresponsive to the name timmy. my SIRA foster mom also thought that i didn’t really look like a ‘timmy,’ which seems like a fair point.
 
determined to get me a new name, my foster mom started going through japanese names online and saying ones she liked to me. i didn’t respond until she said taro. and each time she said it, i continued to look back at her. she liked the name even more after reading its online definition: ‘big boy, strong boy.’ she thought it was both descriptive of my personality and a nice contrast with my physical stature. 
 
in a more literal translation, though, taro can mean ‘eldest son.' i favor this definition, since i am the first and only “child” of my chosen humans, and it emphasizes my important familial role. but while i may be the eldest and only “child” of my humans, we do hope to have a shiba sibling for me one day!
 
so, Mary, i hope this answered your question! thank you very much for asking. and we hope that you, too, are owned by a shiba one day!
 
if you would like to ask me a question, you can do this in one of three ways: 
leave a comment (if you can’t see the comment section, you can click a text post’s title or click “permalink & comment” at the bottom right of the post to get to the page with comments)
click “Ask Taro!” on the right side menu
ask me a question on twitter (i’m @_tar0_)
have a good weekend!
 

 

i, taro the shiba, recently received this question from Mary in Washington D.C.:

What was your name before adoption?  I read the SIRA site at least once per week and gaze longingly upon the shibas there because I hope to be owned by a shiba some day.  I remember seeing you up for adoption there, but can’t remember what your name was.”

 

my name, even when i was with SIRA (Shiba Inu Rescue Association), was taro. you can see here in SIRA’s 2009 adoption page that i was listed as taro and that there was no name change listed.

 

but that doesn’t mean i didn’t change names… although my humans didn’t give me a new name, my SIRA foster family did.

 

before i came to my forever home, i was named timmy. when i got to SIRA, the foster mom noticed that i never paid attention to my name. i know that a lot of shibas ignore their humans, but i wouldn’t even look over to my foster mom to let her know i was ignoring her; i was completely unresponsive to the name timmy. my SIRA foster mom also thought that i didn’t really look like a ‘timmy,’ which seems like a fair point.

 

determined to get me a new name, my foster mom started going through japanese names online and saying ones she liked to me. i didn’t respond until she said taro. and each time she said it, i continued to look back at her. she liked the name even more after reading its online definition: ‘big boy, strong boy.’ she thought it was both descriptive of my personality and a nice contrast with my physical stature.

 

in a more literal translation, though, taro can mean ‘eldest son.' i favor this definition, since i am the first and only “child” of my chosen humans, and it emphasizes my important familial role. but while i may be the eldest and only “child” of my humans, we do hope to have a shiba sibling for me one day!

 

so, Mary, i hope this answered your question! thank you very much for asking. and we hope that you, too, are owned by a shiba one day!

 

if you would like to ask me a question, you can do this in one of three ways: 

  1. leave a comment (if you can’t see the comment section, you can click a text post’s title or click “permalink & comment” at the bottom right of the post to get to the page with comments)
  2. click “Ask Taro! on the right side menu
  3. ask me a question on twitter (i’m @_tar0_)

have a good weekend!