Welcome to Shiba-Nunu

There is no real English word such as "Nunu", though privately, Nunu is a silly term of endearment my husband coined for our shiba inu, Mya, and all her shiba antics.

She is, then, our very own Shiba Nunu!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Battle of the Ear-drops

The daycare staff and I lost today.  We had a 3 human grown-ups versus 1 slippery eel of a small canine battle with Mya which lasted 30 minutes.  Then I decided that we will try to put those eardrops in her ear at another time.

When a dog has a traumatic experience from a careless handler, you pay for it for a long long time. 

Mental Note:
If and when I get a new puppy, his ears will have the least possible handling from the vet.  Also, his nails will only be cut by me.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Tall Extra Hot Non-fat No Whip Classic Hot Chocolate

That is what I have been ordering since 1999 when I moved to an office building with a Starbucks at the ground floor.  It has been more than 10 years!  Now that we have an in-house  "canine paper shredder", otherwise known as Mya or shibanunu, ordering from Starbucks has given us another reason to look forward to going home.  The recycled hot sleeve gets re-recycled into a rip-toy (not a chew toy).  This would probably rank as #3 in the list of cheapest dog toys I have found for Mya, #1 being the empty cardboard toilet paper rolls, #2 being fresh or dried coconuts we bring home from my in-laws' garden. 

No hot chocolate for you, Mya!  But when my fun ends, your fun begins!

"A new job for me!"

"Don't talk to me.  I'm busy."

"I'm done and proud of myself! Do I hear applause?"

Monday, December 06, 2010

Soft Rugs and Bathroom Mats

One of her favorite sleeping surfaces- our folded bathroom floor towel.

"Now that it has my scent on it, this towel is MINE."

Saturday, December 04, 2010

Zombie Sleeping

You can tell when she's tired and really sleeping well.  She doesn't seem to mind that her head and the most of her upper body are not actually on the bed.

Scary-Nunu:  Falling Off the Bed and Only White of the Eyes Showing

Sporting Her IV Catheter like a sports armband

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Butt's Refusal to Land

When the shiba nunu is concentrating on her toy, she forgets that her butt is still up.  It can actually take a full minute or so for her derriere to hit the ground.

Exhibit A

Exhibit B

Exhibit C

Exhibit D