This past weekend Matt and I made a trip out to Pennsylvania to visit a Shiba Inu dog breeder. In Brooklyn there are tons of Shiba Inu’s walking around, and each time I see one, I squeal with delight at their cuteness. They look like little foxes with their fluffy, flouncy hair. Maybe my affinity for the breed dates back to one of my favorite middle grade books, Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl, or maybe it’s simply because these pups are just so darn adorable! Either way, all I know is that when I walked into the breeder’s home and four or five Shiba’s greeted me, I fell head over heels in love!
Now don’t get too excited, Matt and I aren’t the proud owners of one of these pups yet. The breeders are very serious about their dogs and they won’t sell them to just anybody. There is an interview process before you can take one of these guys home. We’re keeping our fingers and toes crossed that we are chosen, and in the meantime, we’ll be mulling over puppy names.
How about you? Do you have a dog? If so, what’s the breed and what’s his/her name?