I fall more in love with little Sasha every day. On top of being incredibly good natured (with people), she’s one of the smartest Shibas that’s ever lived with me. She picks up on everything quickly. For instance, I make her wear a cone whenever I can’t watch her because her skin is still healing and she tends to chew on herself. I keep the cone loose enough that it will slip on and off, but she never takes it off. When I tell her “put your cone on,” she holds her head still and lets me slip it on! If only she weren’t so reactive with other dogs, she’d be the easiest Shiba ever. She even meets people well (unlike many Shibas). She met my mother a few days ago and was instantly wagging her tail and offering her a toy to play tug and fetch with.
This is one of Sasha’s happy faces. We went for a walk in the park – just the two of us – one day last week.
And this is Sasha’s not-so-happy face behind her baby gate. When she gives me this look, I always hear lines from Bobby Vinton’s song in my mind “I’m so lonely… oh, so lonely, I’ve got nobody, to call my own…”
Sasha really needs a person of her own to spend time with, so she’ll make her happy face more and her lonely face never. I really hope her perfect home comes along soon — someone who will be home with her a lot, who will snuggle with her and rub her tummy, take her for walks, play lots of fetch, and, of course, who doesn’t have other dogs.
If you’re interested in adopting sweet Sasha, please read all about the home we’re looking for and download an adoption application here.