Sunday, September 30, 2007

At Kesshi's

Paula and I went to Mia and Kesshi tonight. We will do that a lot now that I am in heat. Kesshi is a nice guy. Somehow, I see him in a different light now. I wonder if that has got anything to do wit me being in heat?

A note about comments: I got another anonymous comment to one of my blog posts the other day. I like to receive comments, but not if they are anonymous. This is why I never accept that anonymous comments get published, no matter how nice they are.

Friday, September 28, 2007

The Squirrel

A squirrel has moved in with us. We call him Eilert. He is nice and I greeted him with all the eagerness I had. When I got tired of shewing on him, April continued. Now he lies deserted on the kitchen floor.

Eilert is a toy squirrel, of course. We got him with a ble of toilet paper that Paula and Daniel bought when they were grocery shopping this evening. If he would have been a real squirrel, neither Paula nor Daniel would have allowed us to socialize with him indoors, and probably not outdoors either. In that way, toy animals are a much better catch than real animals are.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Me and My Glowing Coat

This is what I look like right now. I feel more beautiful than I usually am. Thanks to a new diet with an exclusive salmon oil, my coat glows like never before. It is easy to pose before the camera when you feel beautiful. I feel even more beautiful now than I did when I won my first Best of Breed earlier this year for the Norwegian breed specialist Mrs Marit Sunde.

Dog shows are far in between at this time of the year. Most dog shows are in the summer, when you can be outside in the warm weather. I would like to go to a dog show when I feel so beautiful as I do now, it would seem proper to do that. We are going to a dog show next weekend. It will be in Sundsvall over 500 km from our home, but I believe it will be worth it.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Puppy Blog

We have started a new blog at Aangenaam Shiba Inus, a puppy blog for the pups we hope that I will get, when bred now as I am in heat. This will not be my private blog, like this one. Paula, Daniel, and the other dogs may also write in it. We may even invite the proposed father of the pups to write, if he wishes.

Do not forget the Daily Hailey blog for the puppy blog, though! I will still keep my blog daily.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

New Japanese Prime Minister

Yasuo Fukuda is new prime minister in Japan, he replaces Shinzo Abe. He is 71 years old, much older than Abe. The ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) hopes this will end the political turbulence. So do I; regardless of what you think of the LDP, it is not good to have too much political turbulence in a country.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Shiba Inu Meeting

We were planning to go to a Shiba Inu meeting in Södertälje today, but it never came to be. However, Paula was sick and could not go. I am a little sad about this. My brother Jiro was there, it is always nice to meet him. My younger half-brother Fender would also be there and I would have loved to make his acquaintance. Well, I am in the beginning of my heat and feel a little less than well, so I can understand Paula. It will have to be some other time.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Long Time Ahead

It is not easy to understand why some things have to be decided so far in advance. The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) decided yesterday that the 2013 World Championship will be hosted by Sweden. This is cool, but I already knew Sweden can be trusted to host major international competitions. After all, Sweden will be the host of the FCI World Dog Show next year. I just wonder why the IIHF needs to decide upon the host in 2013 this early. Are so many preparations necessary?

Friday, September 21, 2007

Feeling Blue

I feel a little blue today. From what I understand, this is pretty normal when you start being in heat. I do not feel like writing much.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

In Heat

I am in heat. It has just started. Paula, Daniel, and I have decided that I will get puppies this time. I am excited about this idea, even though Mum sometimes still treat me as if I was still a pup myself. My puppyhood was a long time ago. I wonder what it will be like to see pups discovering the world like I did two years ago.

Another reason for me to look forward to having pups is that Mum says you get as much food and candy as you would like, when you are expecting and nursing pups. That seems like a great trade off.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

A Little Envious

Sometimes I am envious of the long life of humas. I have just turned two, and Shiba Inus rarely get older than 16 years old. The oldest man in the world is a Japanese who is now celebrating his 112th birthday. That is a huge difference.

Of course, there are many other things that are much better with being a dog than being a human. For example, we do not have to worry about money, bills, politics, or anything like that, and we have great coats that ensures that we do not need clothes. All things considered, I am rather a dog.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

What Are They Doing?!

I am glad I do not live in Iran. The government steal individual humans' dogs and put them in detention centres, claiming that owning dogs are immoral and anti-islamic behaviour. They claim dogs are dirty animals.

I am at a loss of words. Follow the link and read, it is horrible.

Swedish Teams in World Cups

I was late home yesterday evening, because Paula and I visited Kesshi and Mia. When I got home, I was too tired to write anything in my blog. It was a fun night.

The Swedish team played its last game in The FIFA Ladies' Football World Cup. Sweden did not make it from the first round. Well, it is not quite as bad as the Swedish participation in the current Rugby World Cup, the third largest sports event in the world. (The first is the FIFA Football World Cup for Gents and the second is the Summer Olympic Games.) Sweden have no team at all in the Rugby World Cup and has never had one in the previous world cups either. This is a shame on such an internationally big sport. I hope Sweden will do better in four years when these world cups come back.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Much Rain

Last Friday, there was 3 mm of rain. Today there was much more rain, 8 mm. We did not want to be outside in such bad weather.

I got a polar fox for birthday yesterday. It was perfect to play with this boring, rainy day.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

It's my Birthday today!

This was me exactly 2 years ago. This is me now:

*BEST PUPPY IN SHOW winner at an International KC show.
*Multipel CC-winner.
*Very wise and alert.
*The best b/t girl my family knows of.

I will celebrate my birthday together with my family. Dad Daniel says that it will be cake for everybody. I hope he is right. So does my real dad Kuro.

As the icing on the cake. It looks like I'm starting my heat today. This means that I (hopefully) will be a mum in the beginning of December. Very exciting!

Thursday, September 13, 2007


Paula and Daniel has started to watch a new TV series, Heroes. The first season is currently aired on Swedish TV. It is about people with super powers. I am not very interested myself, I would rather see a TV series about dogs with super powers.

Someone who does not seem to be heroic enough is the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who has decided to resign his post. His party now has to elect a new PM, here are a few candidates to cose from.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007


The FIFA World Cup in Ladies' football is on in China right now. The game between China and Denmark was broadcasted live on Swedish TV. Denmark is a neighbour of Sweden and a democracy, China is a dictatorship notorious for the people's relatively low opinon of dogs. It was self evident to me that I would hope for a Danish victory. However, the Swedes who commented on the game for the bradcasting company hoped for China. This was obviously due to the fact that there are two Swedes who are coaches of the Chinese team. I do not think that is reason enough. Rather, I think those Swedes should be ashamed of themselves. Sport successes are good for the purpose of promoting a country, the dictatorship China does that with the help of two Swedes. This makes me disgusted.

Unfortunately, the Chinese team won by 3-2.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Millimetres of Rain

Daniel bought a rain measuring device this Saturday. It is a plastic cup that sits in the garden which rain falls into. On the side is a scale which measures the rain in millimetres. The scale is not in millimetres, there are biger spaces than that between each stripe of the scale, but the opening of the cup is also bigger than the part of the up where the scale is. You actually measure the rainfall in millimetres per square metre of land, this is because rain comes in drops that do not fall completely evenly. I do not like to be out in the rain, but it is interesting to see afterwards how much rain fell. We had 7 mm on Saturday afternoon, when there was also thunder and lightning. There was no rain on Sunday and none today, but we had 5 mm yesterday. I may keep you up to date on the rainfall at our place in my blog posts to come.

Sunday, September 09, 2007

The Heroic Poodle

I must admit that I have never really liked poodles. I do not like the way they usually wear their fur, with a large load of fur around their head etc. Once in a while, though, there are news that make you review your prejudices. In the town Ronneby in the south of Sweden, the poodle bitch Vilma attacked a burglar in her family's bedroom and made him flee from the house. That is heroic!

Saturday, September 08, 2007

Boring Game

Sweden played Denmark again in the Euro qualifications, but it was a boring game. Neither team scored a single goal. Sweden had the most chances to score, but never did. Luckily, Mum, April, and I got to go with Paula and Daniel to see the game at Mia's and Kesshi's place, so April and I could play with Kesshi when the game got to be too boring.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Meeting Kesshi

I went with Paula and April to Mia and Kesshi tonight. It is always fun to meet Kesshi, though he thinks April and I play too much sometimes. He has a hard time keeping up with the two of us. This is fun, in its own way. I can make fun of Kesshi because of this, but I really like him.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Toy Dogs Recalled

The human child toy manufacturer Mattel has announced that it will make a third major recall of toys in just a month. The reason is that the toys contain lead paint, which is poisonous. I believe the worst thing is that some toy dogs are being recalled. Real dogs are never poisonous, toy dogs should not be, either.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Norwegians Are Effective

According to a recent report from the International Labour Organization (ILO), an organization under the United Nations, Norwegians are the most efficient people in the world. Dad says this can be seen just by comparing Shiba Inu breeders. His breeder at Kennel Enerhaugen in Norway is the best Shiba Inu breeder in Scandinavia, Dad says. Evidence shows that Enerhaugen has produced more than 40 Shiba Inu dog shw Champions, so maybe Dad is right. I would like to think our own breeder is, at least, the best in Sweden. However, it is a relatively new one and has not had the time to be very successful yet. We will have to see in about a decade or two.

By the way, I would like to congratulate Grus' human Ylva, who celebrate her birthday today.

Monday, September 03, 2007

Right Hand Traffic

Forty years ago today, Sweden changed from left hand traffic to right hand traffic. By doing so, we left Britain and Ireland as the only European countries to drive on the left side of the road. It was a good thing, considering the long border with Norway, where they already drove on the right side. Mum think it is a good thing, she did not have to learn new traffic rules when she moved from America, where they also drive on the right side. The downside is that we do not drive on the same side as in the Shiba Inu home country Japan, where there is left hand traffic.

Sunday, September 02, 2007

World Championships in Athletics

This was the last day of the Athletics world championships. The championships were held in Japan, which was nice. The USA got a lot of medals, but Sweden only got one medal. It was a gold medal, but it was still not such a good result that many had hoped. A lot of the Swedish athletes whom we hoped would get medals failed. Well, it would not be fun if they were always equally successful. It is just like the dog shows in which me and my family compete, it would not be as nice if we would always be very successful. The suspense must be there and when you fail, you can look forward to a better result the next time. You also have to put the Swedish result in its historical context. There have been more than one world championships were Sweden did not get a single medal. When compared to that, one gold is a good result.

Saturday, September 01, 2007

Another Birthday Reception

Paula had another birthday reception today. Her parents, grandparents, aunt, and cousins on her mother's side were here. April and I had to sit in the living room the whole time, while they ate in the dining room. We only got to socialize with the guests a little, but that was a nice time. Well, Paula had fun, and that is what counts when it is time to celebrate her birthday.