The Shiba Stare


I realized today that Shibas look so inscrutable because they have perfected blinking while staring. A Shiba always makes an eye blink look like it was a predestined plan instead of a reflex indicating that they’re ordinary mortals just like the rest of us.

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The Misanthropic Shiba

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  1. How strange this stare is compared to other dogs! Our Shiba, Princess Musashi is driving me nuts lately. She is very needy with her stares getting increasingly longer and stronger. She is even getting in my face practically with this! Maybe it is because it is so darn hot here in the midwest and she has not been walked much; and I started giviing her treats a few months ago. Ususally my husband gives the treats. It is getting a little annoying. I have started saying NO! very emphatically once I determine it is not a bathroom request. And I go to her dogfood bowl and offer a few pieces!

  2. I have to laugh. Our Shiba will stare at me across the room if put in his bed by hubby. He just sits and stares. Oh and inserts the occasional tiny whine thing they do. LOL!
    I love how they can let you know just what they need or want with that look!

  3. LOL that made me smile, I often find myself having staring contests with my shiba. Unfortunately we are both too stubborn to give in!

  4. LOL that made me smile, I often find myself having staring contests with my shiba. Unfortunately we are both too stubborn to gi

  5. That is so true!! When Sushi stares, there is no deterring him. When he stares it’s either for the “watch me” command, pizza, or he has to go potty, lol.

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