While I’ve mentioned him a couple of times on my blog, I’ve not really gone into great detail about my beloved little doggy Shiro. He’s my little darling who I love dearly, and it seems wrong that he doesn’t have a post totally dedicated to him!
He’s a Japanese Spitz, a breed I didn’t even know existed until shortly before I got him. As it turns out, they’re a very neat breed, they’re kind of half way between a pomeranian and a samoyed and are super affectionate and loyal. They also have a very handy feature where their fur is like teflon, dirt and other bits from nature don’t stick!
I get him clipped regularly as he’s such an active little boy and he seems a lot happier and cooler when he’s fur is kept short . Though he’s definitely his handsomest with his long fur! He goes on walks daily as his energy is boundless and he’ll drive you insane if you go for more than a day without taking him for a run. We have an off-leash park behind our house which we take him to regularly, though he’s not awesome at socialising with other dogs unless they are smaller than him (his favourite play mate is a chihuahua called Milo who we see there often). He’s the biggest wuss!
He’s had a bit of a chaotic life though as when I got him I was living in a unit in the city, where it quickly became apparent he is NOT a unit dog even with regular walks. When I moved in with mum we really saw him change for the better, having a backyard did him wonders and he got along fabulously with mum’s dog Lily. When I moved in with Ben, I left Shiro with mum as we were living in a unit which he definitely wouldn’t have coped in. But when we got our house with it’s backyard and many walking tracks surrounding us, it was time for Shiro to finally live with us!
He’s a wonderful little guy whom I couldn’t imagine life without. He’s pretty smart, though does some dumb things that are often hilarious. He has the best eye sight of any dog I’ve ever know, and he even watches TV. His favourite movie is Babe, he watches every last moment of it. His other favourite activities include going for walks, running, leaping, playing fetch and getting tummy rubs. In fact he is a master and maneuvering your hand to the spot he wants patted (I’ll film it one day and put it up, it really is astounding).