Meeting Sumo

One of the most wonderful things about the internet is that it provides easy access to people with similar interests. In our case, it is Shibas. Shio and I met with one of our long time Shiba twitter and blog friends Alice (owner) and cutie Sumo (Shiba) last week at the Leroy St dog run in Manhattan. It was such a pleasure finally to meet our little charismatic furry friend.

Unfortunately, every time I took out my iPhone to snap a pic, our two Shibas separated so I couldn't catch a good picture of the two together. It was like they Shiba teamed up against my camera! :(

Those two are just too cool for school. Or too school for cool...?

Alice was nice enough to blog about us here:

Meeting Kicho

On Tuesday morning, I braved the rain to meet Alice and Kicho at the Barnes and Noble located in Union Square. My saying that I braved the rain is nothing compared to Alice's bravery to loving her beautiful Shiba, Kicho. Kicho sat quietly in her bag as Alice began to share the story of Kicho's life. Strangers passing by commented on how beautiful and healthy Kicho looked. They inquired about her breed and size. Kicho sat like a model canine citizen as they pet her face and looked into her eyes. Little do they know that Kicho has a very rare congenital heart disease.

Every day we meet dogs on the street that bring a smile to our face as they goofily walk by or jump on us to say, "Hello!" Very few will touch your heart and inspire you daily in their will to live, love and be loved.

Thank you, Alice and Kicho, for inspiring us all.

Drop by puppypiranha to read all about Kicho and her furbro, Sumo.