Short, quick photo update of week 7 for the puppies, and some sad news not related to puppies.
We don’t talk nearly enough about aging with our dogs. Let’s all agree to do it more.
For the first few months after Umma came to our home the question we received most often (besides “A what?!”) was about whether or not her and Misaki got along. Are they friends? Do they play?
Click Part I and Part II of the differences between Misaki the Shiba and Umma the Hokkaido Ken. On Grooming Being a Shiba, Misaki sheds her thick undercoat twice a year – for six months at a time. (I can take no credit for this joke.) Her fur is light and fluffy and a 10-minute… Continue reading Similar But Different: Part III
See Part I of the differences between Misaki the Shiba and Umma the Hokkaido Ken here. On Intelligence All of the Japanese breeds are highly intelligent. They learn quickly, they engage with learning, and for the most part they want to do what their humans ask of them. Umma and Misaki both learned simple commands… Continue reading Similar But Different: Part II
https://www.instagram.com/p/BXtrPcwH1oe Note: I originally intended this to be one post, but by the time I was done drafting it had become 4500 words. I decided to split it up into three parts over the course of a week. Enjoy! *** Umma is the third Nihon Ken in our family history. We started with an Akita… Continue reading Similar But Different: Part I