This new year marks Kicho’s 1 year anniversary after she crossed over the rainbow bridge on 1/1/2012. She had a Double chambered right ventricle (DCRV) which is a very rare heart condition and surgery was not an option. She was only 3 years old.
It brings me tears every time I write about her or look at her photos, remembering all the moments that we spent together. Despite her condition, she was always full of smiles and never failed to keep Sumo in check when he was being bad. I have so many things to say about this little bear but can’t bring myself to talk about it without becoming a complete mess.
Kicho, we love and miss you so much and hope you are running around happily to your heart’s content.
One day, we will be reunited again. <3
First and most importantly, we would like to say MERRY SHIBAMAS to all of our friends and their packs.
Today, we FINALLY got to open our Secret Shiba Shibamas pawsents. Look at all the pawsome gifties!
It all came stuffed in a cute tin box and also wrapped in super cute tissue paper. Mom made us wait patiently so that she could take a photo. She knows me best. I would of totally scurried off with a toy. We got purty collars too! Also, pumpkin and cheesy noms!!!
We found out our Secret Shiba is Rinji & Mika & their hoomans (@shiba_rinji)!! Thank you! We lub all of our pawsents very much! We got to nommin’ right away!
Big thanks to Yuki and Sakura, this year’s 2012 Secret Shiba pawsome coordinators, for putting this together and to all those that participated. <3
Barks and kisses,
Sumo (and Sofi)
Sumo’s #ShibaMindControl hard at work. He really wanted my hot dog.
Sofi’s been doing great! She is settling in comfortably with the pack. We had thunderstorms yesterday and she didn’t seem phased by the noise. She is still adjusting to walking around the city and not quite used to all the people, cars, and loud noise. Although, she is great on the leash when we walk in an area with less of everything. We will continue to work with her on that but otherwise, she’s been such a good girl! We can’t understand why anyone would ever have wanted to get rid of her. <3
Sumo is wondering where Princess Sachi went. He feels bad for being late to the prom since the pack had to prepare for the Parade that is happening tomorrow. He hopes Sachi was able to have a good time at the prom wif the rest of the Shibas and friends. #ShibaKisses
Please join us this year at an exciting Online Social Event:
THE SHIBA PROM!
Saturday, June 23rd
12:00pm Noon – 12:00am Midnight EST
We will be raising funds for Shiba Rescues all over the world.
Register now at http://www.caninecocktailpawty.org/shibaprom/
Your registration/donation will go to a rescue of your choice:
- NYC Shiba Rescue (New York)
- Shiba Rescue of Ocean County (New Jersey)
- Midwest Shiba Inu Rescue (Illinois)
- Safe Harbor Animal Rescue (Ohio)
- Animal Refuge Kansai (Japan)
Prom activities include:
- Posting photos of Shiba Inus ready to pawty for Shiba Prom (Dressed or Naked)
- Shiba Shake video clips
- Grooving to your favorite Shiba Prom tunes
- Chats, laughs and aroooooooos for Shibas and Chaperones
- Contests, trivia, Shiba art
- And many more fun activities in the works!
Raffle prizes includes:
- Designer collars
- Key fobs
- Misc Doggyloot
- Shiba decorative items and more!
Shiba Prom Court:
Get a chance to be nominated for the following categories:
- Cutest Couple
- Coolest Bachelor
- Hottest Bachelorette
- Best Shiba-tude
- Best Prom Invite
- Best Honorary Shiba (Non-Shiba Inu attending Shiba Prom)
Submit your photos by Friday, June 22nd at 12:00pm Noon to email@example.com. Please put the photo category in the subject life, the name of the Shiba(s) and your name in the email body.
Please click on the images for more details about the Shiba Prom.
You can also LIKE us on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/ShibaProm
Do you still need a date to the Prom? Not to worry, we can find a match for you! Please comment with your pet’s name, contact info (preferrably @twittername if you have one), age and gender information. We’ll help you find love!
UPDATE: This sweet pup, Bronx, has been rescued by the New York City Shiba Rescue. If you would like to adopt, please head over to their site and submit an application. <3
Stephen and I heard from a neighborhood dog walker that a Shiba needed a new home. We stopped by the pet store nearby to visit the puppy. He is a 7 month old Red Shiba Inu, microchipped, and has down the basic commands. The previous owner had to give the puppy away because the landlord felt the dog was too big. Instead of sending it to a shelter, the store wanted to take the puppy back and make sure to give it a good home. He is extremely sweet, very energetic (cuz he’s still a puppy!) and is longing for a furever home.
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There is no cost for adoption. The store has all the paperwork and all that they ask is to purchase some supplies (no minimum).
45 Christopher Street (near 7th Ave)
New York, NY 10014
Ask for Roman.
They are not sure what the dog’s name is but think it could be Lobo or Lobe as he seems to respond to that.
Please help spread the word! Let’s help this Shiba find a new home. <3