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I'm here to tell you about the absolute serendipity of owning Shiba Inus.

Red Shasta
September 5th, 2011, 03:02 PM
The title is a big fat lie. Getting together with other Shiba owners sometimes has more in common with those "parenting difficult children" support groups. If it's cute, fuzzy and looks like a little fox with a curled tail, throw it your sushi and run!

Hi, my name is Julie and a few of you might know me as the owner/handler of The Misanthropic Shiba blog/website. I live in Nanaimo BC and also run, a website dedicated to (surprise!) Nanaimo's dog parks and issues affecting Nanaimo dog owners.

I was previously owned by a female Shiba, Shassi by name, and am now owned by Tierce, a male Shiba who blew my blissful notions of 'knowing all about Shiba ownership' right out of the water. Fortunately, due to a couple of awesome breeders - this is why you buy from a good breeder! - he got straightened out in record time.

Anyway, nice to meet all of you and I hope that I'm going to become a regular contributor to this board!

September 5th, 2011, 03:18 PM
If it's cute, fuzzy and looks like a little fox with a curled tail, throw it your sushi and run!


I'll remember that the next time my sister's neighbour's Shiba is barking his mad cute little head off at me. :laughing:

Welcome to!

September 5th, 2011, 06:58 PM
They are cute dogs but that's all I know about them. I've seen one around town and it looks like the sweetest thing, love their faces. Welcome to the to find out more from you about your dogs!!

September 5th, 2011, 07:20 PM
"Throw it your sushi and run" LOL :laughing: :laughing:
A couple in the condo building where I work have a Shiba. Myself and the other girl in the office have been completely infatuated with her since the first day they got her. They have such expressive faces, and the funniest personalities! :)
Welcome to the board! Hope to see some pics :D

September 5th, 2011, 08:01 PM
Welcome to the board .... they do indeed look like little foxes...I also understand they have a very distinctive howl that has to be heard to be believed!! :D:laughing:

September 5th, 2011, 10:41 PM
Welcome to the board, Red Shasta! I can't believe this has gone 5 posts already with only one request for pics! :eek: We're not normally that patient! :laughing: So I'll second Rgeurts' request for pics :thumbs up

Red Shasta
September 6th, 2011, 02:13 AM

This is the picture of a dog deciding to trip you down the stairs some cold, dark night.

Aww, the cute little puppy. Unfortunately, he grew.

And got more spoiled... _n.jpg

Life is hard, Tierce!

September 7th, 2011, 12:07 AM
Oh, Tierce is a gorgeous boy.:lovestruck: No wonder he is spoiled. Who could help it.

He does look like he's plotting revenge in the first pic, like "why did you put that thing on my head.":evil::laughing::laughing: