Monday, January 31, 2011

Watashi Wa: Yoshi (My name is Yoshi)

This^^^^ is Yoshi! He is our 2.5 year old Shiba Inu. Shiba Inu is a Japanese breed, meaning "Little Dog". Since the breed is Japanese, I decided to keep with the theme and name him
"Yoshi" which means "Good Luck" and sometimes "Good Boy" in Japanese. He will also answer to: Yo, YoMo, Yokimoto, Yoshimonster, Yokamotion and even Tokyo Bob.

The day has finally come! For the last 9 months that Nick and I have lived together, we haven't been able to have our little Yoshi man live with us. My parents were nice enough to keep him at their house, and my dad brought him to work everyday, so I could at least see him then. Still, it wasn't the same.


We can have Yoshi in our new house! He has been there a week, and is loving it! It took a couple days for him to settle in, but he has been a total angel the whole time. Being an angel isn't exactly Yoshi's mojo. He is usually a complete rascal who has the energy of 5 people. My parents always complained about him waking them up WAY too early, and being a pest. This has not happened at all! (It's because he knows who's boss- me. lol) He goes to bed when he is told, he stops begging when told (almost always) and he is calm except for when we come home from work.

It's been so nice. One thing Yoshi does, however, is think he rules the house- and he does. He is like a kid- seriously. He likes to snuggle on the couch, or on the bed, and he has figured out that if he lays on the foot of our bed, he can see out the window. Window watching is his newest and most favorite activity. He has such a personality, it kills me. He usually HATES it when I photograph him, and will look away until I put the camera down. He is so loyal, though. He loves to just sit and snuggle with you, which isn't typical of his breed. He's so sweet.

While he is a self made lap dog, he will often disappear upstairs to lounge on his new bed. (An actual dog bed)

He has gotten in trouble lately for barking. He thinks that every car door that he hears is either someone invading his space or that Nick is coming home.

That's another story! Yoshi LOVES Nick. OH MY GOSH! He can't get enough of him. I may as well be chopped liver when Nick is home! It's pretty funny. Lately, we've all been getting up at the crack of dawn since Nick is on the dayshift. About an hour after he leaves, Yoshi lays by the door, ready for him to come back. Its' so sweet! Yoshi loves laying on Nick and being petted by him the most. I think I've been replaced. :)

We plan on getting him a friend at some point. Yo loves other dogs, and I think he's missing my parent's dog, and his life (up until this point) companion, Ollie. So, until the day comes that we have more space money and time, Yoshi will have to make playdates with other puppies. That's ok though, for now, we are super happy with the little YO MO.

Yoshi is a spoiled little guy. He has a huge bucket of toys in our living room, as well as his very own cookie jar for treats! Lately his favorite toy has been the pig we got him for Christmas. Each time he gets a new one, it must go through the initiation of being massacred. Most of his toys have no stuffing left. The pig is no exception: see below:

Not only do the toys shed, but Yoshi does too! All I can say, is thank heavens for the Dyson vacuum!

We are very proud to introduce you to Yoshi. He loves people and would love to have more friends; dogs and humans alike!

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