Shio's Top 10 of 2010

Happy Holidays everyone! It's THAT time of the year... the time to gorge ourselves on booze, food and presents galore. It's also time for the "best of" countdowns!

Counting down our favorite moments on this blog from 2010:

10. The size of Shio's ego vs. reality

9. Bath time!

8. Any video of Shibas frolicking in knee deep snow is a winner. This one is our personal favorite.

7. Remember when Shio resisted walking here? And here. And here. The list could go on and on...

6. ...Oh wait - the list does go on! More of Shio's leash walking protests here, here and here. Last one here. Phew! That was a lot.

5. He loves us! Proof that Shio really really loves us!

4. The day that Shio became a real city slicker with his first subway ride.

3. Crimped fur-do.

2. Who'z in da house? Jersey Shore in da house. *paw pump*

1. A Sephora experience unlike any other you've witnessed before.

Thanksgiving Post

This year was our second Thanksgiving that we were able to spend with our little Shio! Last year we road tripped to Cape Cod and Newport. This year, we kept it local.

Here he is on Thanskgiving day running himself silly on a Fire Island beach:

Also found this sea creature and tried to put it in his mouth:

Then worked on digging his way back to Japan:

We ended the holiday weekend with trip to Prospect Park so Shio could run and play some more!

Meeting new friends:

Unfortunately, towards the end of the trip Shio started choking on his treat. He managed to cough it up (*phew*!) but not before I caught a picture of his "airplane" ears:


On Wednesday afternoon, the only beautiful NY day this week, we went out to Fire Island and let Shio and his fur-cousin, Lucas, run to their hearts content on the beach. Only stipulation was that one leash was tied to both dogs because we weren't sure if Lucas' recall would be up to par. My sister said that they haven't tested him off leash in an open area so I didn't want to take any chances!

We enjoyed the beach so much that we went back a second time that day! My niece, Lucas, Shio and myself caught the beautiful sunset next to the TWA Flight 800 memorial on the beach.

My niece adorably wrote the dog's names in the sand:

Here they are standing next to their names:

We let the dogs run around but when we reached crowded areas, we leashed the dogs back up. My niece is a natural at walking two excited pups down the beach's shoreline! See the memorial's flags in the background?After a long and fun day, Shio passed out at home!