I Am Shiba.

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Thursday, June 09, 2011

What Do Shibas Really Do?

We make small children very happy, even if they are not holding cheese.

I Am Shiba. I Am On A Mission From God.


Blogger jen said...

well that just made me say "aw!"

7:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do belle-chan get fat?

6:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awsome picture!

7:55 AM  
Blogger The Shiba said...

Belle-chan has held her weight beautifully- she just has this amazingly thick coat that makes her look fat until I brush her out and then you realize that she actually has hips.

Cortez lost 3 pounds in one month so he is now on a 4 small feedings a day diet- so while we give Belle just a little, Cortez is at least holding his weight even though he is thinner than what I would like (I think he looks good at 27 pounds). Apparently the thyroid medicine kicks up his metabolism and he is in a constant state of hunger- he has even started begging, something he never used to do before. But we have to do a balancing act with his weight because his legs are weaker and yet, he lost too much too fast.

But Belle-chan? She is still her perfect little self prancing through the world, weighing in at 17 pounds which is exactly where I like her.

8:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you! Please forgive my rudeness.I should not have call a lady "Fat".
Her coat is gorgeous!

3:47 AM  
Anonymous Susan said...

Shibas don't do anything. There's no need for them to - the world is lucky to have the privilige of their presence. They merely - are.

12:17 AM  
Anonymous Susan said...

Oh, that's awful. I misspelled "privilege"!

But, except for that, I stand by my comment.

5:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am hereby making demand upon you to permanently remove yourself from my son’s presence because your sourness has caused my son irreparable mental harm as evidenced as follows: You are a disgrace to all women, families, and a homewrecker as follows:
In March, 2011, you telephoned DCF with the following facts contained in the DCF interviewer’s notes: You lied that you are my son’s counselor (which you most certainly are not!) You made a claim that I deliberately poured hot coffee on my darling loving son. How could you be so cruel to do that to my son. Imagine the guilt he would have to live for the rest of his life if his own mother had been arrested because you twisted his story. Additionally, while my ex-husband and I were working on repairing our relatioship after four years, which you knew about because when you called him every night he told you he had to get off the phone because I was over. Christmas-time was ruined because I discovered his porno blog with you calling my ex-husband "subissve dave or supersubmarine dave" to meet you at your favorite topless bar. Even though he keeps trying to say you mean nothing, Frankly, you both digust me.
You should be ashamed of yourself. If you want to win my ex-husband's heart, it won't be by harming me and my son, because although he hurts me, he doesn't like to see me hurt by anyone else. Perhaps our divorce was premature. Anyway, just stay away from my son. I am seeking legal action against you. My son needs me so much and it is completely wrong for you to try to take me away from him.
As a side note, although you may love your dogs, loving a child and a husband is a much stronger love than loving animals.

12:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

By the way: To Chris: Stay Away From my Child!

12:53 PM  
Blogger The Shiba said...

Gentle Readers, Friends, and Loved Ones,

The two postings above I will neither challenge nor delete. I leave them to your own discretion and decisions regarding what was said, how it was said, and the implication behind the post.

That Guy, and I (The Woman) are happily married and finding homes for shibas along the way. Sometimes, however, in the path of rescue, and healing, you meet individuals who are more healed by the animals that surrounded them than anything that we can every provide.

There is also an element of human acceptance, and as Belle and Cortez openly stated, We like these people- who am I to say yes or no?

Little of what is posted is true and most of it is speculation but what stands firm is that there is a young lad who enjoys taking Cortez for walks, and when accompanied by friends, he gets the honor of walking Belle-chan, little Miss Disaster herself. His father is a good friend of the family, handicapped and in constant pain, and has had the pleasure of Belle leaping onto the couch where he is sleeping, looking him in the eye and saying, "no really, they feed us at 6 am."

I have four blogs. One of the blogs is about human psychology, which includes sexuality. I do not deny this. It is on a private website. It is one of the top ten blogs on a site of over 5000 blogs, as I focus on human interactions and the sociology and history of human relationships.

I met one of my favorite pool partners on the forum, and it is he and his son who have benefited from the love that only two Shibas can give, in a healthy home environment of That Guy and I can give. There have been nights of where only Shiba companionship and long talks have been the cure to many ails, and there have been many days of laughter and companionship despite the pains of past and present.

I have no regrets regarding my writing nor the way I live my life. I have worked in education for over 10 years, and in psychology for almost my entire life. In the meantime, I make friends, rescue a few dogs, piss off a few people if I speak my mind, and overall, advocate for those who I believe need someone strong standing behind them saying, "you can do this."

Soon, all of our lives will be changing as we move to Raleigh. We? We is Cortez, Belle-chan, Remy (an amazingly egotistically cat who puts both Shibas in their place), That Guy who found an amazing job down there, and myself- and in tow, will be our friends who the Shibas has told us, No, these guys are family too.

I admit I called DCF (Division of Family and Youth Services). I am obligated by law to report any *suspicion* of abuse, not proof, and I informed both child and Father that I would be doing so. Everyone has their own version of a story, and as we rescuers know, well, no harm, no foul, right?

We who find places for dogs to live know that it is not just about the dogs- its about family. Katan is the ruler of his household, and his family adores him, and he is no longer living his lifestyle of a kennel dog but rather is a soccer, tennis ball, squeeky toy dog who lives like a Shiba should.

Ever hear children laugh as dog gather around them, showering them with attention?

Ever hear a child laugh and see them smile when given that same kind of positive reinforcement?

We have all seen it.

I make no apologies to the anonymous blogger above because I have done nothing in err. Instead, I introduced two individuals, one hurting in pain and the other in soul, the way of the Shiba, and just a few fun nights of movies and meals.

To the rest, I will not even attempt to comment. It is neither worth my time, Cortez's interest, or the household's desire to respond. Any further posts will be deleted- I will not have this blog live in fear- but it is my blog, and it will not be tainted by one who does not understand that the love of a few dogs, a few caring individuals, and a little bit of positive reinforcement can not at least change a small part of someone's world.

9:18 PM  

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