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.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

I fixed her wagon......

well sort of.  If you read my post about the temper tantrums, this is sort of a continuation of that.  To refresh your memory, Sami has her ways of getting me to come into the kitchen and give her ice cubes.  First she scratches on the door of the fridge and if that doesn't get me out there, she starts chewing on the door.  From there, she knocks down all the pop and water bottles in front of the cabinets.  If I don't get out there by then, she then starts opening cabinet doors and drawers and looks for things to get into.  And, as a final resort, she rakes her nails across the metal heat vent cover.

All of this is pretty harmless, but I can easily see someone having an accident with the water and pop bottles all over the floor.  So tonight I decided to put an end to at least part of her obnoxious behavior.  I was going to get a milk crate to put all the bottles in. I have seen them many times when I'm not looking for them, but tonight, I couldn't find them.  But, I happened to go by the isle that had the laundry baskets and decided that would work as well.  So, I did my shopping and came home to set the stage.  First I wanted you to see what she does with the bottles, so I set all the bottles in front of the cabinets like I always do and went back to the dining room and got on the computer.  Pretty soon, Sami went into the kitchen and started in with her antics.  I waited until I heard several bottles hitting the floor and then went in to see what all she had done.

Here you can see her with her handiwork. LOL

Now I bring in the basket and she watches me while I put all the bottles in it.  Sami and Miko both go over to the basket to check it out.

Miko is still checking out the basket, but I think Sami is really thinking about this.  You can almost see the wheels spinning in her head.

I think she now realizes her bottle knocking over days are through.  Now she is giving me that look.  Not sure what that look means, but I'm sure I will find out sooner then later.  LOL

Two is more fun then one.  LOL