If it can be worn by a cat, it can be worn by a Shiba!

Sony makes device that livetweets for cats

Currently, only fixed phrases can be used as comments for Twitter, and there are 11 phrases available. But Sony CSL is planning to increase the number of phrases and add a function to change comments in accordance with the preceding action. For example, if a cat eats something after taking a walk, a comment like “Meals taste better after a walk” is posted on Twitter, the company said.

Oh, I want this.  Want, want, want.  Tierce’s life will be Tweeted to all and sundry.

TierceTheShiba is sleeping
8:23 AM June 3, 2010 via that thing i wear

TierceTheShiba First pee of the day!
9:03 AM June 3, 2010 via that thing i wear

TierceTheShiba just got his allergy pill. 
11:59 AM June 3, 2010 via that thing i wear

TierceTheShiba is going for a walk!  Awesome!
12:24 PM June 3, 2010 via that thing i wear

TierceTheShiba is loose and keeping away from Mischa.  Haha, catch me now, fucker!
12:53 PM June 3, 2010 via that thing i wear

TierceTheShiba is back on the leash.
1:03 PM June 3, 2010 via that thing i wear

TierceTheShiba is barking at that weird kid next door.  IT’S RIDING A TRICYCLE.
2:47 PM June 3, 2010 via that thing i wear

TierceTheShiba Julie’s home!  Awesome! 
4:32 PM June 3, 2010 via that thing i wear

TierceTheShiba She isn’t taking to me to the dog park right away.  She sucks.
4:36 PM June 3, 2010 via that thing i wear

TierceTheShiba is napping
5:09 PM June 3, 2010 via that thing i wear

TierceTheShiba Walk!  Awesome!
5:38 PM June 3, 2010 via that thing i wear

TierceTheShiba DOG PARK!
6:01 PM June 3, 2010 via that thing i wear

TierceTheShiba is eating that crappy hypoallergenic dog food. 
8:27 PM June 3, 2010 via that thing i wear

TierceTheShiba is sleeping
10:43 PM June 3, 2010 via that thing i wear

TierceTheShiba Last pee.
12:13 AM June 4, 2010 via that thing i wear

Point ‘N Click Shiba!

I am a big fan of point n’ click games – mostly they are “escape the room” style games where you click on objects and areas to find items that can help you get out of a room. They have expanded to where you are on a big adventure quest, etc. Anyway, I was checking out Jay is Games, when I came across a post about Escape Day. The description went, “You star as some kind of… cat/fox/puppy guy who has, as the game’s intro nicely explains, been lured into, then trapped inside, a kitchen!”

Hmmm… I wonder what kind of dog looks like a cat/fox/puppy… any guesses?

The whole game is in Japanese, so it is going to be difficult for the non-Japanese speaker (I’m totally lost and following the walkthrough!). Fortunately Jay is Games has a walkthrough/Q&A area that can help.

I wants me some kitchen Shiba!

New Shiba Rescue site!

Today, I got a new e-mail.

I have had your site bookmarked for years and have actually linked to it on my personal Shiba site. I also direct many prospective Shiba owners to your site. I do not know if you have heard of our group or not, but we recently started a new Shiba rescue called Shiba Inu Rescue Association www.savingshibas.com. We would be honored if you would consider linking to us on your website. Thank you!
Aimee Winkler
Shiba Inu Rescue Association


I’ve got to thank Aimee, because she inadvertently gave me an e-kick to the ass to update TMS already. Nothing major; just updating the information about Shassi (she’s now #10 on the unofficial Shiba Inu Veteran top 50) and improving parts of the site. I want to make it into a bigger site than it is, maybe breaking up the information into several pages. Eventually. Some day.

One idea that I will need more knowledge for, but I think would be cool is an application on the site that automatically rotates pictures and information about rescue Shibas and/or Shiba alerts, like lost dogs or Shibas who have come upon misfortune. I’ll see; I need to know a LOT more information about web applications as well as incorporate an easy to use interface where rescuers could post pictures and information about their dogs.

But, back to the e-mail. If you’re a Shiba person in SIRA’s area (some volunteers are pretty far away from the base, so people outside the Chicago/Illinois area may still be able to help/volunteer/adopt through them), check them out. And thanks, Aimee!