Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Furry Critter

We have a new puppy! I'd like to introduce the blog world to Eddie, short for Edamame. He's a two-month-old Miniature Shiba Inu who melts the hearts of everyone he meets! Today I had a really fun encounter with my Japanese neighbor when I took Eddie out to do some "business". She doesn't speak any English, but cried out "Kawaii!" when she saw his furry little face. I handed him over the fence and they nuzzled and bonded for a minute as we mimed questions and answers to each other, such as how big he will get and how old he is. 

Anyway, this little dude is a handful, as all puppies are, but he is so smart! He's learning to sit when he eats, goes to the door and stares wistfully into the distance when he needs to go outside, and cuddles endlessly! He's the best.

Family Portrait
I'm so happy to have a new playmate here in Japan! Eddie is going to be a fun walking partner and hopefully we'll make fun trips to the Kintai Bridge to go sight seeing when he's older.

Let me know if you have any good puppy training tips! We're crate training him, but he's spending a lot more time outside of his crate than inside. I'm also trying not to give him treats too much, but who can resist a face like that? Every moment with Eddie is mostly like this video:

Thanks for checking out the blog!


  1. Hahaha! Love the puppy AND the video!

  2. Adorable puppy where did you get him at?

    1. Hi Tori, We got our little guy at Dog Salon Comachi. There are ads in the Preview every month. We haven't seen a miniature shiba inu since we saw him though! Good luck :)