Welcome to Shiba...What?

I chose that name because that was probably the first thing I said when I heard about the breed. And, I get that quite often when I have the girls out and they meet new people. Most people have never heard of the breed, although we do occasionally run into someone who actually knows what they are! I do know one thing and that is Shiba owners love to see other Shibas and read about other Shibas. I recently came across I Am Shiba and within a few days, read the whole blog. Many times I found myself laughing so hard I was on the verge of tears. LOL While not every dog is the same, there are enough similarities. Through this blog, I would love to share how I came to have these two beautiful girls, what we have been though and what we are up to. Occasionally even the girls will add their input, they can be very opinionated you know.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

An Almost Trajic Event Has A Happy Ending.....

Last weekend we had a dog show in town, the Old Fort Cluster Dog Show.  They had 13 people showing Shiba's.  When one of the owners was finished showing her Shiba Nara, she went to leave and the dog got spooked and slipped out of it's slip leash and ran outside, down the street and ran across one of the busiest roads here in Fort Wayne, Coliseum BLVD.  After crossing the street, Nara ran into the wooded area behind the Red Cross Building. 

The woman searched for Nara all day, but didn't find her.  She lived in Wisconsin and instead of heading for home without Nara, she decided to stay at the Holiday Inn next to the Red Cross.  She went into the woods and set up 3 dog cages like the one Nara was used to sleeping in.  Monday morning she went to check the cages and thankfully, Nara was curled up in one of them.  I'm so glad there was a happy ending!


  1. Wow! I can't imagine what the owner was going through. Glad she's back!!

  2. That was a huge relief that Nara knew that it was her sleeping place and was willing to trust it.