Japanese Shiba branding

Construction Shiba

Shiba operating a tract crane - an owner's worst nightmare?

I am a point ‘n click game fan and one of the games I went to happened to be on a site that had, I noticed, some cute Shiba branding. The site is called http://dorubako.jp and I have no clue what it’s all about, except that it has a little Shiba as one of its mascots.

I have no clue what this is saying.  It looks like a game site, but I can’t be sure.  Hell, I don’t know if it’s advertising anything safe or legal.  But the graphics are cute.  Give them your money.

Come to think of it, the little Shiba below looks a lot like a picture I have up on my Tierce for Baron blog (long story – I’m campaigning for Tierce to become the figurehead for my SCA group).

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Shiba Inu Puppy Cam Returns!

The Shiba inu puppy cam litter now have successors for 2010!

Click here to go to the live Shiba inu puppy cam

Proud Kika is the mother of 5 pups. While I shudder at the thought of the Shiba becoming the new “in” breed, I really have to give the couple who own Kika snaps for encouraging responsible puppy buying and Shiba ownership. They have made the Shiba Inu Puppy Cam into a vehicle to encourage donations to Shiba Rescue, so if you need a calendar, head on over to Cafepress.com to buy the 2010 Shiba Inu Puppy Cam Calendar.

Currently, the official website, SFShiba.com, is not showing pics of the new pups, but I’m sure that in ensuing weeks, new information will be popping up.

Do your Shibas sleep on their backs?

This picture was taken by my BlackBerry camera at maximum zoom, accounting for the graininess.  I think it’s kind of decorative myself.

This is example of the “upending” that Tierce does occasionally.  He seems perfectly happy with this state of consciousness, but it seems strange, as he is such a dominant dog.  Maybe he’s just really comfortable with himself?  Who knows.

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Shassi used to do this too, and we’re convinced she did it for the attention.  (That’s Puttee, our cat of several years ago.  Shassi was fine with the cats she was raised with, but woe betide the out-of-family cat who decided to take a walk on the balcony.)

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Do your Shibas do this?  Do you have pictures?

Find the Shiba!

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The Shiba inu is a breed of dog that lurks among linens of Canadian households.  They have been implicated in the chewing of valuable objects and dragging items out onto the floor that they shouldn’t have touched.  If you think your home may be harbouring a Hidden Shiba, take a picture with a camera with flash capability.  The flash should cause the Shiba’s eyes to light up, alerting the homeowner to its presence.