“Hachi” is coming out soon… and K9 Solutions has a mission for you!

Calling ALL dog lovers!

In honour of the effort by concerned dog lovers, I present to you these wonderful shirts, which I have made to aid people looking to educate others about the Shiba Inu.  No, I’m not for blindly urging people not to get Shibas, especially if they sound like people who are prepared for the kind of ‘interesting life’ owning a Shiba will give them.  However, I think the statement will provoke conversations which, if people are polite and informative, could lead the way for education about Shibas and responsible dog buying in general.  K9 Solutions has links to flyers that you can give people if they want some more information.

No Buy Shiba Cafepress Store

No Buy Shiba Value T-Shirt

No Buy Shiba Value T-Shirt

No Buy Shiba Dark T-Shirt

No Buy Shiba Dark T-Shirt

These shirts come in other styles and colors.  There are also mugs, stickers and buttons.  By purchasing these items, you will both put yourself in the position to educate people about the Shiba (and Akita) and fund Tierce’s beef stick chewing ambitions.

Movie with Shibas… pretending to be Akitas…

Check out this post on the Shiba Inu Spirit Blog

First reaction:  Hachiko… oh hey, it’s a story about that Akita that waited for his dead master every day for years.  AWESOME!

Second reaction:  OMG SHIBA SQUEEE!

Third reaction:  Wait a minute… that Shiba is supposed to be an Akita puppy?  MOVIE RUINED.

Fourth reaction:  Oh, god, now Shibas are going to be in the North American public eye!  PANIC.


ETA:  Here’s a clip from the 1987 movie Hachiko monogatori – starring a real Akita puppy playing Hachiko as a young dog, even!

Thanks to Gail who sent me this!

Here’s the Wikipedia entry on Hachiko