Thanks for Shibaholics

img_8361Just a few days ago many of us celebrated Thanksgiving and we all have much to be thankful for. But as shiba lovers, we have something extra special … our own breed fans, otherwise known as the “Shibaholics”. I met many of them at this year’s National in North Carolina and what a great bunch of folks they are.

When I heard of the Twelve Step Program, I knew I had to have it for the webmag and here it is courtesy of NYEarthling:

Twelve Steps for Shibaholics (by YumiFan)

1. We admitted we were powerless over the shiba inu puppies and that our lives had become unmanageable.

2. Came to believe that Feet and Shoes could restore us to sanity.

3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of SFShiba.

4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves; including but not limited to: hiding in the bathroom with our iPhones, lying to our co-workers about the screen we rushed to minimize, stretching the truth when the boss caught us yelling “Haru” by telling him we were praying to a new god…..etc.img_8365

5. Admitted to SFShiba, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs; including, but not limited to canceling plans in the name of sickness because we found out Autumn was making a guest appearance, spending time making a photo of 3 dogs in a golf-cart when the quarterly taxes were painfully close to due, sitting in front of the computer when you promised your own pet undivided attention that day….etc.

6. Were NOT entirely ready to have SFShiba remove all these defects of character.

7. Kinda, sorta (not really though) asked Mr. Feet and Mrs. Shoes to remove our shortcomings.

8. Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all, including but not limited to bosses, dates, spouses, pets, doctors, drivers of other vehicles, parents…etc.

9. Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others, like telling your husband or wife that you really knew it was your anniversary but you couldn’t celebrate because it was Aki’s last night with the SFs.

10. Continued to take personal inventory, and when we were wrong promptly admitted it but only if the camera was turned off AND you were caught up on all the posts.

11. Sought through worship and adoration to improve our conscious contact with SFShiba, praying only for knowledge of their will for us and the power to carry that out.

img_836312. Having had a humanitarian awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to others, and to practice shiba principles in all our affairs, which in fact, made our lives better than EVER.

Thank you, Shibaholics, for all that you’ve done for shibas. As you can see, your secret identities are still safe!

P.S. We were not the official photographers nor the videographers for the National. Jonathan just likes to take photos :) We are long-time shiba fanciers and exhibitors though :)

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