Tuesday, June 22, 2010

New Menu

When I got Mika, she had really teary eyes. Took her to the vet the next day and the vet said she's fine there's nothing wrong, that the tears are most likely from stress from traveling. It's been over a week now and she's still teary eyed and I'm having to wipe them constantly. The breeder fed her Eukanuba before and I was feeding her Wellness Just for Puppy. Took her to this very nice pet boutique shop and talked to the owner and she suggested I get a small bag of California Naturals No Grain Formula to test for allergies in the food. Going to see how it goes this week with her and see if those tears clear up. I just feel bad for changing her diet again. Wish us luck! Hopefully we can get down to the bottom of what's causing her to tear! I hope it's just allergies and not an airborne disease.

Monday, June 21, 2010


Mika mentioned how she didn't like the taste of peanut butter earlier. That is a real disappointment. I was hoping that she would like it so that it would keep her busy longer, especially if it's frozen pb. However, she goes nuts for frozen yogurt & blueberries. She gets tired of trying to lick it and work to get it out when it isn't at the tip anymore. I usually have to push it towards the bottom to get it. If not she lets it sit there for a while and plays with her other toys to let it melt so she can continue licking it.

I purchased some Stella & Chewy's carnivore Crunch Beef Treats to train her with. So far it's going well and she also loves these treats. She doesn't care much for the Zuke's mini naturals salmon treats. She understands her name, but like most shibas, she doesn't always listen when she is being called. A mind of their own. Mika has also learned how to sit. Currently working on the "lay down". It is a bit tougher as she won't stay still for too long. I may just put the "lay down" on hold for a bit, and work on a "sit-stay" with her since she loves the treats she's getting currently, I want to see how long I can get her to "stay" for.

Well, time to research more treats to give to her for training!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Introducing me!

I guess my name is Mika. That's what the lady who is presumed to be my mom calls me. I don't always come when she calls me that though. Why should I? She should come to me, not me to her. She's been depriving me of my morning meals! She doesn't feed me when I wake up in the morning. She mutters something about it being 4 o'clock in the morning and that I should sleep for a few more hours. She has some issues, clearly it is 7 in the morning when I get up not 4. Silly lady can't even tell time. I do remember her talking to some of her friends about how she's trying to get me adjusted to West Coast time. What the heck is all that talk about? Time shouldn't be the issue here, because everything revolves around me and therefore she should feed me when I wake up in the morning regardless of what time it is!

Yesterday my mom took me on a trip to many different places. I mainly just slept the whole way there. We went to some store called Whole Petz. The lady there gave me some delicious treats! I couldn't get enough of them. I wish my mom would give me some of that! She mentioned to the lady how she was going to stop by the supermarket afterwards to pick up some peanut butter and yogurt to freeze for me to have as a treat. Let me tell you, that peanut butter thing is not to my liking at all! She tried to get me to lick the spoon that had the mix of peanut butter and yogurt on it last night. Of course I walked away and ignored her for a while since she tried to make me eat something disgusting. Again this afternoon, she pulls something very cold out of the freezer and gives it to me. I like that it was cold, but then I sniffed it some more and realized it was the blasted mixture of peanut butter and yogurt. How dare she still try to feed it to me! Just because it's frozen doesn't mean I will like it! The nerve of her! She did say tonight she is going to try something new for me, something like mixing blueberries and the yogurt instead. I do like those blueberries! She gave me a few earlier as treats and it was deeeeeeeeelicious! Now that's the kind of stuff I like, not any of that peanut butter junk! I heard my distant corgi cousin Zoey doesn't like peanut butter either. That Zoey has good taste buds! I do know that my other so called cousins Venus and Kuma love peanut butter. Maybe I can get my mom to give them that horrid, sticky cream!

I am kind of sleepy now! I will let you all know how the yogurt and blueberries go! I hope it isn't as bad as the peanut butter!