Mango’s first day and night home

Yesterday was a big day. It was the day that i had been waiting for a very long time. Yesterday was the day when Smelly and i picked up our Shiba Inu puppy Mango from our breeder Leslie Engen.

We arrived slightly before 1000 at Leslie’s beautiful home, earlier than usual because we had a noon appointment with a well-known dog trainer Diane Rich. On arrival, we were greeted by Leslie’s Japanese Akita Kai and her Leonberger Hef.

Kai - the Akita from Japan.
Kai – the Akita from Japan.

The Leoberger and the Akita.

We played with Mango and her two other remaining litter mate.

Mango and i in the fenced playpen.

After signing the contract and listening to some advices given by Leslie, she gave us some toys and some treats for Mango, including a stuffed toy with KD’s (Mango’s mom) scent.

Mango, as expected, threw up in his crate while on our way back home in his first journey in a car. The first thing we did on arrival at home with Diane, was to take Mango to the backyard. After some hesitation, Mango peed near edge of the paved rock and Rosemary bushes. He then found a hiding spot behind the stone Lion statue.

Mango found a shady spot under the patio umbrella.

Mango spent most of the late afternoon napping.

Mango taking a nap.

Mango resting under the late afternoon sun next to Smelly.

Mango resting under the late afternoon sun next to Smelly.

Mango resting on his paws.


JoyceJuly 20th, 2008 at 22:51

He’s adorable! I especially like the last picture, he looks so cute with his puppy dog eyes resting on his paws.

VictoriaJuly 22nd, 2008 at 13:00

Hey! We(mike and i) have Mango’s littermate Hana. I found your site while looking for a picture of Kai and Hef.
Our photostream contains almost nothing but Hana and is here:

I’m sure we’ll see you around.

ktulaJuly 22nd, 2008 at 19:27

Cool… we knew Mango’s littermate was taken the day before Mango’s turn. May be after they get their second shots, we can meet up πŸ™‚

VictoriaJuly 22nd, 2008 at 20:03

I’m in the shiba inu meetup group too. Second shot should be in a couple weeks then we’re good to go… πŸ™‚

mmJuly 23rd, 2008 at 06:29

He is so cute! You are truly becoming like us – taking tons of baby photos the whole day long. πŸ™‚

p.s. Why not name him “Durian”? It will be an good conversation starter. πŸ™‚

ktulaJuly 23rd, 2008 at 08:04

Wah lao eh…durian? That’s going to be so hard to call, not to mention stinky as well.

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