Since we got this spiffy new blog, we thought we'd better say a few word about ourselves and our family. First we will explain our living situation: We both currently live in Ohio with Mom, Dad, and Lukey. For a while, Akira lived in Maryland with Sis and Luke, while Shiro kept Mom and Dad company in Ohio. Now Sis had to move to Pennsylvania, and her apartment doesn't allow dogs (What's up with that?!) But it is only one hour and a half away, so she gets to be with us between 2 and four and a half days a week, depending on her schedule. It is not the situation we would like best, but it is better than not seeing her at all. We let her know how much we miss her by howling when she leaves after spending the weekend with us, and we are building this blog so she can visit us online, too.
Now, our introductions:
Akira: I was born April 25, 2002. I came to live with my new family on August 2, 2002. I rode in the back of the car with Sis and demolished my first edible peanut butter bone. I also gave her lot of kisses, as I was glad to be a part of the family already! I was still had to adjust a little bit to my new home, but it didn't take long! Here is a picture of me just a few days at my new home (look how small I was!). My name means "intelligent/bright" in Japanese, and my family says that it fits me. The only problem is some people think it sounds girly, and I'm a boy. But they don't know the anime character apparently. It wasn't too long before I graduated from PetsMart puppy obedience training. I got along well with the other dogs, and my family decided that maybe I needed a brother or sister to play with all of the time, enter Shiro. At first I didn't pay any attention to Shiro (I wouldn't even look at him in the car!). I was afraid my people would love him more, but now I know that was silly. We like to play-fight and sometimes we pick on each other, but when it comes down to it, we are there for each other. I like walking, running, chasing and scouting wild animals outside, sleeping, and having my belly rubbed.
I was born on September 12th, 2003. I am a cream-colored Shiba Inu, which means some people don't like me because I'm not "breed standard." My family thinks it is a nice color, though, and I like it too. Of course, sometimes you can't tell how light I am as I like to get dirty digging. My "full name" is Shiro no kachi, which means "White Wins" in Japanese (Sis knew this from Karate tournaments where the people fighting are red and white). Here is a baby picture of me. I don't remember that! I do remember coming home with Sis, Dad, and Akira, though! I wouldn't stay in my crate in the car, cause it was scary, but I was a good boy when Sis held me in her arms. I still don't like carrides, though- Akira loves them, but I get sick. I like cuddling, giving kisses, playing with all my toys one after another, trying to climb trees, and getting rid of toads.