Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Koshimi and Me

Some of you are already familiar with Koshimi, my Shiba Inu who is quite possibly the best dog in the Universe. At age 15, he is quite an old man, but still manages to get along rather well. Whenever I get home from work, both Shimi and Owen (kitty cat) are waiting by the door, happy to see me. They are a definite source of joy and happiness in my life. I spoil them both with good food, healthy treats and LOTS of love. Anyway, this is just a casual post on Shimi. I thought I'd share a few photos of our walk after work Monday night. He always gets to excited when it's time to go for walkies...


Above left: Koshimi observes the "Keep Dogs off the Grass" sign. Above right: "So much to see and do..."

Above left: Shimi inspects a patch of dog friendly grass. Above right: What a face!
Thanks for stopping by today, I always appreciate visitors.
-Rick Rockhill

21 comments:

bunnygirl said...

That is a sweet face! And I'm sure he gets the very best of everything, too!

Jayne d'Arcy said...

Koshimi is beautiful. I've never heard of that breed of dog. What is the origin of his name?

Burfica said...

awwwwwwwwwwww he's wonderful!!!!

We had to put our old bassett down this last spring. he was 12, which is very very old for a bassett. I have a pointer/greyhound mix that is 12, and another bassett that is 9.

I also have two birds, a gerbil, and a famous cat. He has had his picture in a magazine for having 27 toes. hehehehe

karma lennon said...

Awww...he's so cute! Nice pics. :)

Aunt Jackie said...

Oh My, Gorgeous animals! Cool names as well! :D

Ben Wu said...

I miss Shimi! He looks great. Penelope and Oliver say "hi".

-ben

Guilty Secret said...

Aw he looks lovely and what a beautiful name. Where is the name from?

EBEZP said...

Koshimi is gorgeous. Pets hey - always a good post!
Nice one Rick!

Sarah said...

so sweet! dogs just deserve to be spoiled, thank goodness it is easy to do!

Nancy said...

You've seen my "Quinn" story, so you know I have a soft spot in my heart for these unconditional loving buddies~

Shimi looks like a good ole boy!

Lewis said...

What a total cutie. And so is the doggie. And, just think, ten years ago (pre husband), I was not an animal person. Not at all.

CRUSTYBEEF said...

HA! My friend calls it walkies too..and her doggie knows it when he hears the word, walkies!!
How cute..
what a beautiful dog!
ARF!
Always,
Crusty~

Canadian flake said...

Awwwwww your dog is sooooo cute. What a sweetie. Thanks for sharing the pics.

Alekx said...

what a cute baby.

I can one up you on animal age
My cat is 21 1/2 years old and still kicks the puppy's butt. :-)

Rising Rainbow said...

Oh, so sweet!

WAT said...

I think Shimi is amazing and awesome!

Palm Springs Savant said...

Thanks everyone for you nice words! I think Shimi is pretty cool too.

Jayne- you asked about the origin of the name of Shiba Inus. here is what Wikipedia says:
Inu is the Japanese word for dog, but the "Shiba" prefix's origin are less clear. The word shiba usually refers to a type of red shrub. This leads some to believe that the Shiba was named with this in mind, either because the dogs were used to hunt in wild shrubs, or because the most common colour of the Shiba Inu is a red colour similar to that of the shrubs. However, in old Japanese, the word shiba also had the meaning of "small", thus this might be a reference to the dog's small size. Therefore, the Shiba Inu is sometimes translated as "Little Brushwood Dog".

Jenny! said...

My aunt has a Shiba Inu, but she is the lighter tan color. Such great dogs!

Sheila said...

What a sweet looking old boy!

M said...

Beautiful dog. Obviously the food you feed him must be good if he is 15.

I have a new dog.(he is 6 but new to me.) I used the kind of harness you have on Shimi but my beagle got loose and ran after another dog. So now, we don't go for walks in the park. He gets to run around the big back yard.

Naomi said...

Koshimi looks like a great dog and has such a cute face. I'm sure you love him and Owen very much. Pets are such a big part of the family. They're almost human.

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