Shio vs. Jonathan Fleming

We had the pleasure of having a mini Shiba meetup here in Brooklyn Heights, with Betsy and Kit visiting from the city. All of us were on hand to meet Suki's pawrents -- Jonathan and Bridget.

The shibas did not seem to want to hang out with each other. Lots of growling and snarling whenever they got too close. Maybe because they were all on-leash? We kept the kids apart for most of the afternoon...

Here are Kit and Betsy. They are adorable together. When Kit would fall behind, Betsy would look back to make sure her packmate was still following.

Lunch for the Flemings at Brooklyn Bridge Park...

Gina gave us these awesome Shibal Inu tote bags (behind Shio on the left photo). Thanks a lot Gina!

Shio eventually got sick of walking and wanted to chill out in a bakery. He ran up and stairs and refused to come down. Not the confusion on the faces of Betsy and Kit...

Once we got to the part of the park that dogs were allowed to run on, Kit and Betsy went crazy... Betsy in particular decided she needed more fiber in her diet and started grazing...

Of course, there were lots of photos taken by all throughout the afternoon.

Thanks for coming to Brooklyn to hang out with Shio guys!

Photos taken with Nikon D700, 50mm f/1.4G.

Canine Cocktail Pawty 2011: Shiba Mania

The sight of 15 or more shibas together is quite amazing / amusing. I cannot speak for others, but shiba owners are really passionate about their dogs and the breed. And how can you blame us? Shibas are so fully of personality and quirky traits. Once you go shiba, you cannot go back! So how did the Canine Cocktail Pawty go? See for yourself!

Photos taken with Nikon D700, 24mm f/1.4G , 50mm f/1.4G.

Canine Cocktail Pawty 2011: Preview

This year's Canine Cocktail Pawty was a huge success!

Our family was able to be a part of the planning process this year and we took charge of the aesthetics of the event.

Best part... we were able to meet some of our virtual Shiba buddies in real life! GO TWIBAS!

Before we start with the pictures of the decorations, we want to give a big birthday shout to EMMIE THE SUPERDOG! What does she want for her birthday? Donations to help raise her personal goal of $35,000 for Hike for our Heroes. You can donate by visiting this website:

Here's a quick peek at the fruits of our labor! Yes, those are doggy cake balls for our furry friends. :)

Big thanks to Three Dog Bakery, Crave Catering & Events, Holistic Blend, Mr. Gamble's Dog Bites, Riddick's Treats, and Kelly Vivar for your generosity and donations.

Even bigger thanks to Jenna and Snickers for making this event happen!

Photos taken with Nikon D700, 24mm f/1.4G, 50mm f/1.4G.