Saturday, August 13, 2011
Deshi Dishes With Jujube!
Original Interview Date: 9/8/09
My interview with Jujube - 951723:
Tell me a bit about your name and how you got it.
My full name is Kari-on’s Essence of Tenju. In my old home, they called me Essie. My new mommy picked out Jujube because it sounded fun. My daddy agreed because a Jujube is a red Chinese date. Red and sweet. Yep! That’s me!
Mostly, my pawrents call me Juju… doubling the last syllable of Tenju.
I read on your profile that you moved to your forever home when you were three years old. What was it like when you first moved in? Did you and Loki get along right away?
It was kind of scary when I first moved here. My new mommy and daddy were nice, but everything else was scary. The car ride was scary. Loki was a big mean bully, who didn’t want me touching any of his stuff. It took awhile before Loki and I got along. He still doesn’t like to share.
Do you have a favorite toy? If so, what is it?
My ultimate, favorite chew toy was Mommy’s underwear, but she was a meanie pie and took that away from me. Boo! Now my favorite toy sits on a high shelf. One of these days I’ll figure out how to get to it.
Tell me a bit about the place where you live. Your profile doesn't mention it all all. What is the scenery like and is the weather nice there?
I live in a nice three-story townhouse. There are lots of stairs, which is so much fun. I get to zoom past everyone on the stairs – Mommy, Daddy, and Loki are all slow-pokes. The weather here changes all the time; I don’t mind. Sometimes it’s hot and humid. Sometimes it’s rainy. And sometimes we even get a little bit of snow. Loki balks at the rain, but it’s all good to me. And I love the snow! So much fun to prance around in.
Have you ever been on a long road trip? If so, what did you think about it and where did you go?
Long road trips used to really stress me out. But after going to New Jersey a few times now, I learned that it’s not so bad. Once we get there, Loki and I get to bark at the cat and eat its food. That’s kind of fun.
Do you have any allergies?
Nope. Luckily, none for me.
What kind of food do you eat? Do you always eat all of your food or are you a picky eater?
I get California Natural. Sometimes I get chicken. Sometimes I get lamb. And sometimes I get fish. My pawrents like to switch it up. I inhale all of my food in thirty seconds flat. Better eat fast lest Loki steals my food. What’s there to be picky about? I’ll eat anything and everything. And no delicate chewing for me either. I could beat all the boys in an eating contest.
What is your favorite place to go for walks? Tell me a bit about it and what makes it so great.
I love being FREE. My favorite walk is any walk where I’m FREE. I try to get FREE as often as possible. Sometimes I escape out of the smallest crack in the front door, and sometimes I’ll gnaw on my leash to chew my way to freedom. If I’m really, really lucky Mommy will let me off-leash in a secluded, wooded area. That’s the best.
Do you like getting baths? What kind of shampoo are you bathed with?
Who likes getting baths? Of course I hate baths! I try to jump out of the bathtub as often as possible. Unfortunately, I get slathered in Oatmeal Shampoo. It smells yucky. I much prefer the smell of mud and dead animals.
Are you a very talkative shiba or are you a quiet girl?
I wouldn’t say that I’m a talkative shiba, but I do gently remind my Mommy with incessant whining when it’s time to feed me, and when it’s time to walk me, and when it’s time for me to pee, and when it’s time for her to wake up, and when it’s time for her to pet me. Sheesh, she’s so lazy!
Oh, and I’m the loudest belcher in my family. I bet I could win a burping contest among both humans and dogs.
Is there anything else you'd like to share with the dogs on the shiba forum?
It’s been lots of fun getting to know all of you pups on this forum. Smiles and tail wags to everyone!