Alternative Uses for Poop Bags

Life starts to feel like you're owned by your dog after living with a Shiba. One of the things that I've always noticed is that I have poop bags everywhere I go. They're in all my purses, my jeans, and my winter/summer/spring coats. Some even survive a cycle in the washing machine! Thanks to the omnipresence of these little baggies over the last 4 years, I've found some other creative uses for them!

1. Wet Umbrella Holder - Running around in the rain and no where to put the umbrella when you reach your final destination? Not to fret! You can open up a poop bag and stick a small umbrella inside. The bag will contain the raindrops so you don't need to fear when throwing it into your purse!

2. Hand Warmers - I often find myself running out the door in a rush and forget my gloves at the entryway of our place. When this happens for long freezing dog walks, I keep my hands warm by opening up a new poop bag and leaving my hand in them. The non-porous plastic instantly creates an oven for my cold little fingers and warms me up while my dogs figure out where they want to poop. After they poop, I just take my hand out and invert the bag to gather the prize and run home before my hands get cold again!

3. Water Bowl - During hot summer days, I sometimes forget to bring a water bowl to the park when the pups could really use some water to quench their thirst. During those times, we find a water fountain and open a new poop bag and fill it up with water. Pups are more than happy to quench their thirst after we roll down the edges of the bag and we're relieved that they're not parched from the heat!

Hope you all got a little kick out of this post! When you own a Shiba, you also need to have a sense of humour. Even if it's a bad one like mine. :)




5 Inevitable Truths

...of Being a Dogowner 1. You will find random poop bags in your coat pockets.

2. There will be crumbs from doggy biscuits sitting in the deepest corners of your pockets.

3. No matter how much you clean, there will always be fur everywhere.

4. At some point, your dog will poop in the middle of the street while you are crossing and there will be an audience of cars lined up at the red light watching.

5. You point at the Shiba owner with a Shiba that doesn't walk and laugh, all the while being thankful that the schmuck isn't you.

Pooping Puppy Picture

I saw this picture on fyeahshiba, one of our favorite Shiba sites for Shiba pics, and laughed when I saw this cute puppy mid-squat.

I remember when Shio was 3 months old, we were too busy rejoicing whenever he pooped or peed successfully outside to enjoy the cuteness of his crouching.

Look at his cute floppy ears and serious expression! I could just melt into a little puddle. Shiba pups are so cute!!!

Shio @ BBQ

J and I hosted a BBQ yesterday with 30 of our closest friends and family. Overall, the BBQ was a great success and most of the food was finished by the end of the day. To keep my 10 year old niece entertained during the BBQ, we had her watch Shio. She was very good about not letting Shio do things he wasn't supposed to do and Shio was very good about dragging her around the whole party. By the end of the night, Shio was happy to be able to run around for hours and meet new friends and full from picking up scraps from the floor. My niece also managed to feed him a full tray of his favorite treat (broccoli) during this time, resulting in very green poop last night. View of the Highline Park

[Picture courtesy of KiMickey]