Friday, March 28, 2008

Roux meets Frosty Paws

While picking out some tasty ice cream treats for Mike & I, I discovered that our local grocery store now carries Frosty Paws So of course I had to pick up a pack for Roux to try. He got his first one once we finished dinner.
What's this?


It's empty?!
(Notice his tail has come uncurled, when Roux really gets focused on something his tail uncurls!)

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Roux's Not A Morning Dog

Man, 6am is really early!

After his breakfast and morning walk, Roux is often pretty quick to either crash on the floor, couch, or retreat back to his crate. Like his adopted mom, he's not made for mornings.

Friday, March 14, 2008

I'm Glad We Went With the Seatbelt Harness...

And not this...
I think Roux is glad too.

Shiba Tails are Useful

They make a handy hook for carrying toys that the Shiba won't let you put away. This however didn't last long at all.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Shibas Are Hungry

Are you going to finish that pizza?

I think I would like Thai food, can I just try a bite?

Begging is hard work!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Shibas Are Demanding

Saturday here in Wisconsin was beautiful. The sun was out and the snow was starting to melt. Your nose hairs weren't freezing as soon as you stepped outside, so it was a great day finally! We were spending the morning cleaning the house, it felt like Spring and so a little bit of Spring cleaning was in order. However we forgot to tell Roux that.

I was sorting through some random papers when I heard a light "tink" noise and then the sound of something light but metal being dragged. Figuring my husband was doing something, I didn't get up to check it out. After a few moments though, Roux came walking into the living room dragging his leash. He had the handle in his mouth and dropped it right in front of me before running to the window. "Outside??" was his obvious comment. Yea it was nice outside but I really wanted to finish up. Roux just wouldn't take no for an answer.
Come on! Get your shoes on, we're goin' for a walk already!!

I just wasn't able to resist that face anymore. Roux got his walk. I think that's why Shibas are so cute, they just have to be to get their way all the time.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Good Dog, Bad Dog

Shibas are very yin and yang. The good is balanced by the bad. Roux reminded us of this fact today.

In the morning, as I'm getting ready for work, I now can often tell Roux its bedtime and he runs off to get into his crate. Good dog! This morning he saw me finishing up my morning routine and ran to his crate without me telling him to do that. Very Good Dog! He was rewarded with lots of string cheese.
What? I'm not doing anything.

However good dog can't last forever as any Shiba owner knows...

This evening Mike took Roux for his walk. When I next saw Mike & Roux, Mike rushed into the house and took Roux straight to his crate for some timeout. Normally this doesn't happen, so I was curious as to what Roux had done. He had evidently pulled the leash out of Mike's hand and took off running. Bad Dog! Roux stopped every so often to make sure Mike was still around but would take off again as soon as Mike got remotely close. Very Bad Dog! Mike finally caught Roux when he had rushed off to visit a neighbor dog and got the handle for the flexi leash stuck around a car tire. *Sigh* So I have to take Roux out again here shortly because in all the confusion and excitement Roux didn't finish the business that needed to be taken care of outside.
Is there anything I can chew up under here? A shoe? A cat?