Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Merry Christmas!

This year was Toshi's first Christmas and boy did he get spoiled.  Not only did his mom and dad buy him a bunch of new toys and treats but all his grandparents gave him great gifts as well.  Toshi has had plenty to play with the past few days.

It was so much fun watching Toshi get so excited about all his new toys and treats.  Merry Christmas Toshi!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Fun Days

This past week we enjoyed a stay-cation in San Diego.  The weather was great and we were able to have some fun day trips with Toshi. 

We enjoyed a hike with out friends Jose and Toshiba.  I believe this ended up being the largest hike Toshi has been on so far.  I don't know why we were ever worried about him.  He had the most energy out of all of us and showed no signs of stopping even once we reached the bottom.

On Saturday we headed down to the Littly Italy Farmers Market.  Toshi is not a big fan of crowded places but he enjoyed the small amount of time we spent there.  He met another Shiba dog and even made a new friend.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Sorry!  We are a little behind on our Thanksgiving post.  This was Toshi's first Thanksgiving.  He celebrated by enjoying some turkey.

After staring at his turkey for about 15 minutes or so Toshi enjoyed every last bite. 

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Lunch time snack

Today when we came back from lunch we noticed that my pen was left in the middle of the hallway.  We also noticed it was in a slightly different condition from when I left it earlier in the day.

Toshi is now sporting a temporary tattoo due to the destruction of my pen.

Happy Halloween!

Yesterday was Toshi's first Halloween.  We celebrated this occasion with a cute costume and a Halloween treat.

He's just so cute that I had to post two pictures of him in his golfing outfit

Happy Halloween Toshi!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Bye bye toys

Over the past few weeks Toshi has began to destroy all of his toys.  At first we thought it was only an unlucky few but then he started to tear apart his favorite toys as well.  He always starts the same way, by taking their eyes out.  I guess he figures that this way they wont be able to see him and run away anymore.  Once the eyes are out then the fun part begins.....the insides are removed.  This is always fun for us because we get to clean up all of the stuffing and sometimes beads that are left all over the house.  As of now, Toshi has officially killed all of the toys he has.  I think we are going to wait until this phase passes before we start buying him more, plus he stills has the same amount of fun either way.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Just one of the guys

I know we have been lacking in the post department lately, but its been for a good cause.  We have been re-doing our kitchen and are at the point where everything is going back together.  Toshi has been an important part of this process.  I was able to snap some pictures of him working with his dad and grandpa on the cabinet installation.

He can be such a good little helper sometimes.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

It's raining, it's pouring...

Yesterday was a pretty rainy day in San Diego and Toshi definitely proved he is a Southern California dog.  As soon as the rain started coming down Toshi was permanently located by our back doors.  He just couldn't understand what all this stuff was falling from the sky.  I couldn't believe this was the first time we've had any substantial rain since we brought him home in March.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Its off to work we go

Toshi is a very lucky doggie, he gets to come to the office with mom and dad everyday.  I would say getting ready for work is his favorite part of the day.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Vote for me please

I recently entered Toshi into the Petco/Union Tribune Cutest Pet Contest.  If you wouldn't mind taking a few minutes and voting for him it would be greatly appreciated :)

The link is below, Toshi is number 267

Thanks in advance!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Weekday Hike

Mom and Dad have been getting a bit lazy so I thought I would start whipping them into shape with a fun hike. Once we made it to the top we got to watch an amazing sunset and I even got to meet another doggie hiker. Next time though, we bring more water!

The flag at the top was fun to watch

Mommy was a bit tired so I thought I would rest with her

Daddy I can see the ocean from here

A day downtown

Toshi is now about 8 months old, so we thought Labor Day would be the perfect time to bring him back downtown. 

We had a really fun day.  We met up with our friend Jose and his Shiba, Toshiba.  This is the first time Toshi and Toshiba met.  We were all a little aprehensive at first but the doggies had a great time together.

The shiba stare down

Toshi and Toshiba friends at first sight

After Jose's we went for a walk and meet some other shibas hitting the town

We finished by hiding from the rain...yeah rain on Labor day..yuck..but still pretty in San Diego.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Not Again

Well we couldn't resist.  Its been pretty hot here lately and we thought Toshi would enjoy some pool time.  This time we were ready with the phone to record it all.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Will it be Red or White?

On Sunday, we decided to head over to the Rancho Bernardo Winery for an afternoon tasting.  For those who haven't been the Rancho Bernardo Winery is a great spot to spend an afternoon.  They have a really tasty restaurant and some fun shops to check out.  While we were there they had a guitarist playing and they were setting up for some live music.

Toshi had a great afternoon at the winery.  He had a couple of tastings.

Although I think he is more of a beer guy...

Even though Toshi wasn't too into the wine he had a fun afternoon of looking at pictures of himself and hanging out with the family.

Don't worry Toshi, I'm pretty sure we'll be back soon.

Can't you see I'm comfortable

Over the past few weeks we have become more aware of Toshi's peculiar sleeping positions.

Its amazing how he is able to fall asleep pretty much anywhere.  Whether its at the office, in my lap or his favorite; on our bed, Toshi dog will always make himself comfortable.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Beach Date with Mom and Dad

The end of summer is approaching and Toshi still hasn't gone to the beach yet, so we thought we could combine a few events into one fun evening.

We started out at dog beach in Del Mar. Not to many other doggies but enough for some social time. The water was scary as always, toshi is very water aware.

As close as I go, thank you very much

After the beach we went up to Encinitas to find some chow and look at the classic car show. We found St Germains, a dog friendly restaurant. Pretty good food, great wine and of course a begging shiba dog.

Pleeeeeease Daddy

Toshi did not help with the check but did get lots of attention from other patrons. We walked the car show and toshi picked out one he liked. Also tried to make friends with a more fashionable white dog, I guess the coast is a bit dressy compared to inland. Found an amazing real ice cream spot, delicious and messy..yum.

Hey there good looking

We finished the night away from the crowds watching the sunset. The shiba dog promptly slept all the way home getting just enough sleep for one last burst of energy as mom and dad were trying to go to bed...

Watching the surfers and waiting for my perfect wave