Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Closing TV Channels?

Our TV cable network is in a fight with a global TV company. This may result in several TV channels closing down for us by midnight. Paula is upset. I do not mind as much, we do not see many programmes about dogs or wolves anyway. There should be more dog programmes on TV.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Evening Snack

Hello, Orange here!

My pups and I got minced meat as evening snack. It was as tasty as ever. My pups are real Shibas, trying to eat as much meat as they can. I got most of it myself, though. I am the largest one of us, so I am the one who needs the most meat. It is also a way of learning the pups they cannot sit around waiting for food, they need to eat it when it is placed before them. I believe I am a good mother, teaching my pups important things like this. They will be well suited for life away from home.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Another Aangenaam Champion!

Great news just reached me! My son Gonza, Aangenaam Iki-Kokuhou, with Kenny as a father and born on the 22 of June 2012, became Swedish Champion today. I just love it when my dear pups go in the paw prints of me and their father and show the world what great Shibas should look like. I am so proud of Gonza tonight.

A Japanese Historic Town

Today, I just want to recommend you to read a story about the old, preserved Japanese town of Kanazawa. Please read that instead of anything I write at length today. Japanese history is always interesting, since it is Shiba history.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Daylight Savings Time

Humans have this obsession about time. It is not enough to know if it is in the morning, midday, afternoon, evening, or midnight. They often have to know the time by the minute or second. It is kond of weird, then, that they all turn their watches one hour every spring, and turn it back again in the autumn. The spring turning of clocks will happen tonight. I try not to care at all.

Friday, March 27, 2015


The Euro 2016 qualifying games continue this weekend. Sweden plays Moldova tonight. I believe Sweden will win. In football, however, you can never be sure. This is what makes football interesting.  Tonight, we are all rooting for Sweden. There is none of us who feel any affiliation with Moldova.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Golden Poop?

Hello, Karstuhl here!

A couple of us had this odd discussion today about dog poop. Since we are many dogs, we produce quite some amounts of it. We figured that if it was valuable among humans, Paula and Daniel could sell it and buy more dog treats for us for the proceeds. Unfortunately, it is just waste.

On the other hand, if poop were really valuable, there could be more ruthless humans than there already is, exploiting poor dogs just to get dog poop to sell. Imagine kennel upon kennel loaded with trapped dogs whose only purpose would be to produce dog poop for these ruthles humans to sell. I guess it is just as well dog poop is just waste. There are too many humans taking bad care about dogs as it is.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015


Hello, Orange here!

My pups have become registered in the Swedish Kennel Club today. This is the P litter of Kennel Aangenaam and they have names from Paddington bear books. I like that.

Both pups have been spoken for. The girl will live here in Örebro, while the boy will move to Stockholm. They will stay with me for about three weeks before moving, though. I am so happy to have them.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Getting a Dog

We heard the resigning governor of Örebro County, Rose-Marie Frebran, on the radio this afternoon. She told the reporter who interviewed her that now that she would get some more time, she would get herself a dog. I think this is a splendid idea. Is there any better way for a human to spend her time, than spending it with a dog? Well, that would be spending it with more dogs. I wish Mrs. Frebran good luck in her pursuit of a dog.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Lost the Quarter Final

The ice hockey team from our home town, Örebro, did not make it through the quarter finals in the Swedish natinal ice hockey championship. Still, this is the best ice hockey result ever for this town. We have to be happy about this result and hope that this is just the beginning of a long era of ice hockey success in Örebro. Örebro will be back next season.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

New Family

Hello, Milou here!

Today, I got to meet a couple of new humans. These are the humans I will move to in a week and a half, when my time with my mother Polly is over. They were the ones who picked my name, Milou. There is a Shiba living in this family already, I have been told, a sister of my grandmother Hailey. These humans were very nice. I wonder what life is like at a different place than here. It feels exciting that I will get to diacover new places.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Best Looking Car

You can ask what the very best looking car in history is. For me, cars are mostly a necessity for journeys to dog shows, but they can be beautiful. Cars are, however, built for a limited time. If you want beauty that is renewed time and time again, look for dogs at dog shows. Dog breeding gives you beauty for eternity, while the technical improvements of cars makes old beautiful cars a thing of the past, no matter how beautiful they are. Still, I think the beauty of cars is important. It is a vital part of human-dog civilisation. We do have a beautiful Chrysler and a beautiful BMW for our journeys to dog shows. It is nice to go and show our beauty at dog shows in beautiful cars.

Friday, March 20, 2015

No Eclipse Could Be Seen

There was supposed to be a partial Solar eclipse in our sky today. We could not see anything, however, except that it was a little darker for a while. The sky was overcast. There was nothing we could do about this, of course. On the other paw, it is not such a big deal. It would be worse if we would miss out on a Lunar eclipse.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Solar Eclipse

There is a Solar eclipse tomorrow. The total eclipse can only be seen from the Norwegian Sea and Svalbard, but we can see a partial eclipse in Sweden, if we are careful when watching the Sun. Even during an eclipse, staring at the Sun can damage your eyes.

Solar eclipses are rare. If you want to watch a Lunar eclipse instead, just look for me at the next dog show, because my name is Lunar Eclips!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Coming Home

Kenny, a.k.a. Kuro-chan, came home today. He has been away on a trip to see another bitch. As much as I like him, I cannot like the purpose of his journey. He is, after all, the father of many of my pups. As a result of this, he is also grandfather of Karstuhl's pups. He did say there is no place like home, but I know what other bitches can do to turn the head of my dog. Nevertheless, I cannot help but liking that he is back home.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Six Weeks

Hello, Polly here!

My daughter Milou is celebrating her six weeks day today. I helped her finish the ham she got to eat for the celebrations. It is important to teach pups not to linger too long when they have got food to eat. Basicly, it is a question of survival, but it is also a way of showing your humans what you like, thereby hopefully receiving more of it. Milou is a good daughter, she did accept that I participated in the celebrations with ham. I love her.

Monday, March 16, 2015

National Bird?

in Britain, there is a campaign and votes to elect a national bird. I think this is unnecessary and silly. If they want to chose a national animal of some sort, why not the dog? After all, modern breeding and dog shows were invented in Britain.

Sunday, March 15, 2015


The first Formula 1 race of the season was aired live from Australia today. Australia is in time zones many hours before us, so Daniel got up early to watch the race. I accompanied him in the sofa. The Swedish driver Marcus Ericsson scored the first points for a Swedish driver since 1989.

Lewis Hamilton won the race, but it is far from certain he will keep the title of world champion. The whole championship is determined on who is the best over all the races of a season. In this way, it is similar to the Dog of the Year competitions. I like this, the championship does not depend upon the chances that are inevitable in single competitions.

We are looking forward to more races.

Saturday, March 14, 2015


Strängnäs is the small city where the cathedral is to which we belong. It is also known for having dog shows now and then. Paula and Daniel went there today. Unfortunately, I did not get to go, but my granddaughter Soya did. Soya is one year old and does not compete in Open Class yet, but she got Excellent in quality and got a CAC. It is a splendid reault for a bitch her age. I am a proud grandmother!

Friday, March 13, 2015


Dogs can become obese, such as the Ohio Dachshund Dennis. His former human fed him nothing but junk food and he weighed way too much. After a human relative took care of him and put him on a diet and gave him excercise, he has regained a healthy weight and is happy again. Humans who have dogs must be concious of the risk of giving their dogs too much and too unhealthy food.

Thursday, March 12, 2015


Paula and Daniel had pie for dinner. When they were done, a lot of pie was left. Daniel put it in lunch boxes and went to the fridge with them. However, he dropped one on the floor as he went. The usual lunch box is made of plasic with well fitting lids, but the lid on this lunch box fell of and the pie landed on the floor. Calvin was lucky, he was the only dog in the kitchen as this happened and got to clean the whole piece of pie up himself. I can still feel my envy towards him. A piece of pie is not important in the long run, but it is really tasty as you eat it. I would like to have been there and being the one to clean the pie up,

Wednesday, March 11, 2015


I met my youngest granddaughter today, Polly's laterst offspring, the little bitch puppy Milou. She is black and tan, just like me and Polly. She is also very cute and mature for her age. She walked around on the lawn as if there was nothing special about it. Polly is taking good care of her, I have raised Polly well. We will certainly meet a few more times before Milou will move to her new family. I am looking forward to this,

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

New Season

Spring is not only the start of the dog show season, it is also the start of a sloghtly less important season of competitions: Formula 1 car races. Daniel believes Formula 1 is the peak of human competition. This would make it the human equivalent of dogs' shows. I do follow the races, because Daniel does. We have a Swedish driver to root for in Marcus Ericsson, but I miss Japanese drivers. Well, it is bound to be an interesting season, nevertheless.

Monday, March 09, 2015


Planning is an important part of every successful endeavour. Tonight, we have made plans on this year's dog show season. We have read the schedule carefully, assessing the time of shows and distance to the places where the shows are. We are not yet sure who will be shown at what show. I have made myself clear: I want to be shown at every show we go to. It remains to be seen, however, if I am allowed this. There are a lot of things to consider, and I have to let the other dogs be shown as well. I am generous in this way, I am happy for them, when they are shown instead of me. The plans are not yet finished, we will have to see when I go into the show ring.

Sunday, March 08, 2015

Road Trip

Paula, Daniel, April, Kenny, and I went on a road trip today. April got off in Vallentuna, where she will live with a different family for a while. Unless she hates it there, which she doubts she will, she is going to stay there for the forseeable future. I wish her all the luck. It is good to have a family of ones own. In the family here, I am the alpha bitch, so April could never get that rank here. She can in her new family, though.

Kenny got off a little later. He will just be away for a week, this is already settled. It is said he will meet a bitch who is in heat. I do not think Kenny will be very interested. After all, he has had pups with me, what bitch could ever match this?

When the other dogs had left, I got to go with Paula and Daniel to Daniel's parents. Daniel's sister Linda was there too. These are nice humans and it was fun. The funny thing was, they have a clock there which chimed once an hour in a tone that sounds just like a door bell. I thought someone would come, but noone did. Then I realized it was not a door bell.

We got home in the afternoon. It was an eventful day, I like days like this.

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Hand Outs

Paula showed us a short film tonight about a dog of a poor family in Sao Paulo, Brazil. This dog was given a hand out of dog food in a park every day, from a wealthier human. She ate what she needed, then carried the rest of the dog food home to her dog and chicken friends.

A Shiba would not do this. A Shiba would be smart enough to take care of all the food herself.

Wednesday, March 04, 2015


We really got good food today. Daniel pulled a bag of moose meat out of the freezer yesterday night, and when it was time for us to eat today, he put it in our bowls. When getting moose meat to eat, nothing can be bad today.

Tuesday, March 03, 2015


The World's biggest dog show is taking place in England now: Crufts. I have been Crufts qualified more than once, but we have never gotten around to going there. This is one of the biggest disappointments of my life. I guess we all have places and events we would like to go to, but do not. I love going into the show ring, and what would be better than the greatest event there is? It is supposed to be bigger than the World Dog Show, where I have been a few times. Well, it is nice being at home, too.

Monday, March 02, 2015


Some of the bitches here at home are in heat. I am not. It is always a pain to watch the male dogs and the bitches in heat, when I am not in heat myself. They seem to be so stupid. Still, I know what it is to be in heat. Sometimes, I wish I was the alpha bitch in a wolf pack instead of a dog pack. In wolf packs, the alpha bitch has more to say about other bitches' ability to get into heat at all. On the other hand, there are so many other advantages of being a dog. I like being civilised enough to live in a warm and dry house. You have to take the disadvantages with the advantages.

Sunday, March 01, 2015

Wanting to Get Out

Hello, Karstuhl here!

My pup Milou is getting older. She will soon turn four weeks. Today, she whined about not being able to get out of the litter box. She is not yet big enough to do this on her own. I think this is just as well, for now. She will be quite a pawfull once she learns how to get out and explore the whole floor. I will enjoy a little peace and quiet until then.