A Brand New Shiba Inu

lambeauI have very exciting, fluffy news! Riley Annabelle and I have welcomed a new Shiba Inu into our home. For now he is a foster dog (just like Riley was), but that is just a technicality. As long as nothing crazy happens, I will adopt him soon. His foster name is Ace. The only reason he can’t officially be adopted yet is that he came from a rescue (www.shibas4life.us) and, of course, the rescue does not want to contribute to the overflowing pet population. No animal can be adopted out until they have been altered. This little boy is just three and a half months old. After he is neutered, he will be a permanent part of the family. Packers fan that I am, the new puppy’s name will be Lambeau. That is what he goes by at our house now, he is just Ace officially until he is adopted.

Here are some pictures and a video of the new baby with Riley (Riley is just over a year old). Riley is very playful, and loved Lambeau from the very second she saw him. They have had a few squabbles in the two and a half weeks he has been with us, but hardly any. They are best friends and I can tell they will be inseparable. Lambeau is much more outgoing than Riley was at this age. They are both rescues, and I got them both at three months. It’s sad to think what they went through as little tiny babies, but wonderful to see them happy.

baby picture
riding in style  regal lambeau
 Riley and Lambear



I am Wearing the Same Outfit as My Dog

Confession number one- I ordered a dress for my puppy’s first birthday. I have tried hard to find people that support this decision, and I have found maybe 10% of those I mention it to think it is even remotely okay. 

Confession number two- the dress arrived today. I tried it on her and then realized that… Umm… We match. 

I’m pretty sure I just became the old lady with the cats. Except with a dog. And matching outfits. 

Do you think I should get more dogs and just become the crazy dog lady? Or try to save myself while I still can?!


Reasons I Wish I Were My Puppy

1) She is the cutest puppy I’ve ever seen.vacation shiba

2) She rocks Packers gear like no other. Packers Shiba

3) She has the best mentor! shiba besties

4) Even being the cutest ever, she has the scariest game face! don't mess with me

5) Who’s better at riding shot gun? (Just kidding, I don’t really let her ride like that)  

riley riding shotgun

 6) She is a master at hiding. invisible shiba

Most of all, I just want to snack, nap, and play all day like Riley. 


Cute Animal Saturday!

Today I want to post random pictures of cute animals, because I feel like I’ve kind of dropped the ball on adorable Shiba Inu pictures. I may be misjudging my audience, but I really think y’all want to see more of that? Am I right or delusional about how cute my babies are??!

Some of these are actually friends. The first is Kashi, my sesame Shiba who died way too young. It breaks my heart still even thinking about it, but I hope there is a doggie heaven somewhere and he is there playing. ANYWAY. I’ll stop being sad now. Onward with the adorable pictures!

Jillian and Kashi



‘Five Photos, Five Stories’ Challenge Day 4: Yoga Bear

Alex nominated me to participate in the ‘Five Photos, Five Stories’ Challenge. I like Alex’s blog, Only Bad Chi, because it’s awesomely funny. I probably also like it because I relate to almost everything she says, which I guess is a lot of what drives us to read blogs, right?! I’m hoping this shameless flattery will help her not be mad that I’m just cutting and pasting the next part from her blog 🙂

For the challenge, I have to post a different photo for five consecutive days, and include an accompanying story (fiction or non-fiction) along with each. I also have to nominate a new blogger each day to keep the challenge going! If I nominate you, it’s completely up to you whether you participate. The only other rules are to mention the person who nominated you in your first post, and keep nominating others.

yoga bear

I think it’s just obvious that this picture is EVERYTHING. I was reading a running magazine one day on the treadmill (probably Women’s Running, it’s my favorite, but I don’t remember), and I found this ad. I seriously starting giggling at the sheer cuteness. Then I just could.not.stop.laughing.

I don’t know if you’ve been to a large gym, but there generally aren’t a lot of runners on treadmill laughing hysterically to themselves and holding pictures of bears, while trying to not fall off the treadmill (unless I belong to your gym, then that kind of thing happens a lot).

It was kind of embarrassing. I pulled myself together.

Then I took a picture of the ad with my phone.

And lost it again.

Every time I need a smile, I look at this bear in cobra pose. What makes you lose it?

My friend M just cannot keep any kind of chill when anyone mentions goats. It’s a long story… but she has this idea that the funniest thing in the world would be to put a goat on someone’s porch. Like… where did it come from? What is it doing there? I kind of get it. But not like she does!!

I want to nominate All Around Better Me to do the challenge next (no pressure if you don’t want to!)!