Sunday, December 26, 2010

Poo on you! Poo on me!

Last night I took Hiro out to potty. As he finished his #2, a neighbor's dog came outside UNLEASHED! Hiro got really excited! Tail wagging and all. I tried to pull him back but the dog kept coming closer. Somehow the poo bag I was holding broke! Getting poo over my jacket and over Hiro. Gross!! I took Hiro home and gave him a bath. Ahh...the sound of the Shiba scream! He was a lot better during the first bath I gave him. As for my jacket, just threw it in the wash. =)

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Fast Learner

Hiro is such a fast learner! I wonder if all Shibas learn that fast.  At 9 weeks he was able to climb up the stairs on his own. (still unable to go downstairs). While I was walking him today he decided that he wanted to climb up 1 flight of stairs to his neighbor's. But when he got up, he couldn't come back down. O_o  He knows how to "sit". Today I tried to teach him "down" but that didn't work out too well. We made huge progress for potty training. When Hiro needs to go out, I say "go potty" and he always goes before he wants to run around and play. Such a good boy!  =)

Here's another video. Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

What a Mama's Boy

Hiro is such a Mama's Boy. He always has to be next to me when he's laying down. Sometimes he'll even hop on my lap to nap. I wonder if it's just the puppy stages because Shiba's aren't usually lap dog. I guess we'll find out when he gets older.

The past couple days he hasn't had many "accidents". I take him out after every nap. He is pretty good at letting me know when he needs to go out. He will either start whining or pace back and forth. I don't know why but when he needs to go out, he will go to my bedroom door and start whining, even when I'm not in my room. O_o. 

Here's another Hiro video:
Hiro Video

Monday, December 20, 2010

I'm in LOVE

I've had Hiro for 3 days and I'm in L<3VE.  =)

I will recap what happened the past 3 days.
Hiro's flight was scheduled for 9:03 PM on Friday. His flight actually came about 15 min early. On the way to the airport, my friend goes, "You don't seem very excited." I said "I don't think it's hit me yet. Oh boy did it hit me. When I saw the cargo guy carrying my Hiro, I almost wanted to cry. My eyes did get watery. He was shivering like crazy in his crate. I signed his papers and then took him home. He slept on my lap.

When we got home, he was so scared. He didn't know what was going on. He was probably thinking "Where is my mommy?" Where are my brothers and sisters?"  Hiro hid on the bottom shelf of my bookcase and just sat there all night. Here is the pic.
Eventually he fell asleep in the corner. But at about 1:30 am, I took him outside to go potty and then I put him in his crate to sleep. He slept all night until 7:30 am to potty again outside.

I took him to the vet on Saturday for his first checkup and to get his vaccination. The vet recommended him that he gets his 8 week vaccination again because his first set was done at 6 weeks which may have been too early. The vet technicians said they found cedar in his stool, but that was okay. They also found rounds (type of worms). The vet gave me some meds to give to him for the next 3 days. Hiro was a hit at the vet office. Everyone wanted to know what breed he as and also to pet him.  The vet loved his stinky puppy breathe which I thought was kind odd.  O_o  haha. She was giving him a physical exam and goes "I feel two testicles! Yes I do!" hahaha...she definitely loves what she does. I will close with a few videos of Hiro. Enjoy!

Hiro Video #1
Hiro Video #2

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Talk Dog?

Is your dog misbehaving? Does he have an itch? fleas? 
If you need some advice or just want to join us at the dog park with other dog lovers, come check out Dog Talk DC. My friend created this forum for people who are living in the DC Metro area, but all are welcome.
Come sniff around.  =)

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

December 16th is the day!

Hiro's flight is booked!!! Thursday at 9:03 PM !!!  =D

I have requested the breeder to ship Hiro on the 16th. Just 9 more days! I feel like I am forgetting something. I just ordered a bed for his crate and puppy food (Amazon free shipping is awesome). I picked up the crate from my friend on Sunday. (Thanks Anita!)

I just checked the weather for next week. It's suppose to snow Tuesday and Wednesday. Hopefully just light flurries. Weather permitting, I will be a mommy in 9 days!  =)