Fionna (Taro x Nami)
  • CrispyCrispy
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    Fionna will be going to my sister (who has been flirting with the Kishu breed for a while) this winter, but until then, she's staying with me! I'll post pictures as she grows. :)

    So far, Fionna is a little more cautious than her brothers when it comes to meeting new people, but she is inquisitive and warms up easily. My goal with her will be getting her excited to see people, like her brothers were when they were with me. My sister lives in Seattle and wants to bike/hike with her, but also wants to be able to take her out and about like Nami can do with me.

    This is going to be her first dog as an adult, but she's used to my guys and we both grew up with "difficult" dogs. I think she and Fionna will be a good match.

    We start obedience class on Sunday.

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  • omgtainomgtain
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    I would love to train / work with a Kishu.. -wink wink-
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  • CrispyCrispy
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    My friend manages and trains at a petsmart here, so it's pretty perfect-- Fionna can start her obedience here and continue with you. :p
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  • WhoBitMeWhoBitMe
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    She's so cute! The picture of her in the pool is super adorable. If only Meitou like his pool as much. ;)
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  • KoyukiKoyuki
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    Shes lovely- and they grew up so fast! I love her!
  • CrispyCrispy
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    Aww, thank you guys. She's a brat, but a really cute one.

    Here are some from today.
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  • tmdtmd
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    So adorable!! I know that's a mirror, but it looks like she's typing away at a computer!! :))
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  • WhoBitMeWhoBitMe
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    This. Her face says "Hello kind Sir/Madam. Do you happen to have a treat? May I have one or five, please?"

    She's so adorable. And her ears look giant. Are they?
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    But to love something despite. To know the flaws and love them too. That is rare and pure and perfect.”
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  • CrispyCrispy
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    @WhoBitMe

    They are pretty large. She takes after her daddy, there. :p

    Here are a couple more of Fionna from the other day.
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  • WhoBitMeWhoBitMe
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    LOL She looks like she found something to get dirty with in that first pic. :) And I love the second one.
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    But to love something despite. To know the flaws and love them too. That is rare and pure and perfect.”
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  • mdokicmdokic
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    WAAAAH i love heeerr!!!! Not fair...i just want to hug her (as she would probably try and wriggle out of my arms, but i'd be satisfied with just a second or two!!)

    She looks like a little adventurous spirit, it'll be fun to watch her grow :)
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  • shishiinushishiinu
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    She's definitely going to be a handful. I think she would probably be a really good hunting dog, she seems to have a really strong working instinct.
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  • CrispyCrispy
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    I found out that there is a barn hunt the first weekend of September in a town about an hour away from me. I want to take Nami and Fionna to see how they do. :)

    I think Fionna would make a great hunting dog and she really seems to want to please (right now, as a puppy, anyway).
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  • CrispyCrispy
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    Fionna from today...

    She's really starting to look for "fun things" to do while we're out and turning into quite the little hunter! Russell pointed out a little den (the last picture) and they tried to dig out whatever was in there before I chased them off of it...

    Then, when we got to the pond, she realized that the frogs were jumping in as Russell ran into the water-- so she had a blast pouncing on them.

    Ultimately, she found a turtle in the mud at some point and decided to plow her face through ALL of the mud to try and fish out more. She's really a fun little girl.

    She's SUPER fast, too. She was keeping up with Russell the whole time. He was jogging, not sprinting or anything, but she's so tiny, I didn't expect it.

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  • tmdtmd
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    Wow, she's so cute! I especially like the mud-face pic.
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  • sjp051993sjp051993
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    She is so adorable.
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  • NavyDogNavyDog
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    Loving the "mud mask"! She is too cute! I can't help but see Nami in her face. Her expressions look very similar.
  • WhoBitMeWhoBitMe
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    LOL Fionna. So much mud. Meitou is like that. If there is dirt or mud he can roll in, he does it. It's almost like it is a white dog thing, lol. Fionna is looking great!
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  • CrispyCrispy
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    More Fionna! :)

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  • tmdtmd
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    Cuteness...level...exceeding...limits!!!1!!!1!
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  • mdokicmdokic
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    Exactly same sentiment as that of above ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Not fair. at all.
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  • SayaSaya
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    Love the latest pic she is growing nicely. I can see a bit of both parents in her on various pics. :)
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  • TrzcinaTrzcina
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    Cute! She looks so intense for a pup, too--she looks like a (fun!) handful!
  • WhoBitMeWhoBitMe
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    She's getting so long and skinny! I really like that second pic of her.
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    But to love something despite. To know the flaws and love them too. That is rare and pure and perfect.”
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  • CrispyCrispy
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    Flirty Fionna pupdate.

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    I feel Fionna has always looked a lot like dad's side of the family, but it seems to be truer and truer by the day.
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    Post edited by Crispy at 2014-11-09 17:26:20
  • mdokicmdokic
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    I love fionna, so much still :) She's growing up really nicely, really strong and sturdy, but still a feminine NK. Looks like she has a spunky adventurous spirit, too!
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  • WhoBitMeWhoBitMe
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    Aw, Fionna is gorgeous. And that first picture is too cute.
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    But to love something despite. To know the flaws and love them too. That is rare and pure and perfect.”
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  • CrispyCrispy
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    Went to see @WrylyBrindle and Team Brindle.

    My camera died very soon into our trip, but I did get this nice picture of Fionna on the peat bog.
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  • I love Fionna... :) She's my kind of dog.
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  • CrispyCrispy
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    Fionna says "take me, take me! I love Vermont!"
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  • Oh, if I could have all the dogs I want I would scoop her right up and add her to the Hiking Team with the Kai! But the only dog adding on here will be either a great mate for Matsu, or one of his pups someday.
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  • CrispyCrispy
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    Aww, I know. If my sister doesn't take her, I kind of hope I can find a cooperative home for her in New England or the North East. I'd like to keep some Kishu on this side of the country when I move to Portland.
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  • WhoBitMeWhoBitMe
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    when I move to Portland.


    Wait. Porltand, Portland? Or one of those other Portlands on the other side of the country? I feel like this is something I want to know.

    And Fionna is super cute as always, even when slathered in mud. :)
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    But to love something despite. To know the flaws and love them too. That is rare and pure and perfect.”
    --Patrick Rothfuss, A Wise Man's Fear

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    Post edited by WhoBitMe at 2014-11-14 20:50:42
  • CrispyCrispy
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    @WhoBitMe - I'm moving to Portland, OR next year. Probably sooner rather than later. Maybe March. Maybe earlier. It's up in the air. Kind of "whenever I feel I have enough money to move without needing a job in the first two months."
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  • Following this Kishu in particular has been fun, shes so gorgeous. Been my main inspiration on wanting to get a Kishu, can't wait to see more!
  • CrispyCrispy
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    @Knichtus - Thank you! :) She's a doll. She's been a lot of fun to watch from birth to now and it's been an awesome experience. I think Kishu have a great, active, solid temperament - much more confident (on average, but maybe not in general) than the other NK I've seen in action.
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  • WhoBitMeWhoBitMe
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    @Crispy Ah, THE Portland out by me! That's awesome. :)
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    But to love something despite. To know the flaws and love them too. That is rare and pure and perfect.”
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  • CrispyCrispy
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    Ms. Fionna is getting big!

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  • WhoBitMeWhoBitMe
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    Oh my gosh! She's so cute! Want to hug~
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    But to love something despite. To know the flaws and love them too. That is rare and pure and perfect.”
    --Patrick Rothfuss, A Wise Man's Fear

    "Life before death. Strength before weakness. Journey before destination."
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  • CrispyCrispy
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    Helloooooo everybody!
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  • WhoBitMeWhoBitMe
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    Hello, Fionna!
    I love that picture.
    I think I might be in love with her~
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    But to love something despite. To know the flaws and love them too. That is rare and pure and perfect.”
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  • CrispyCrispy
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    Six and a half months and bigger than mom now!

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  • WhoBitMeWhoBitMe
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    She's already bigger than Nami? Maybe you've said before and I just don't recall, but is Nami average size for a Kishu or small? Or a giant? ;) Just wondering if Fionna is particularly big or not.

    And why must Fionna be so pretty? Not fair, lol.
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    But to love something despite. To know the flaws and love them too. That is rare and pure and perfect.”
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  • sjp051993sjp051993
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    She needs to come live with me :)
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  • CrispyCrispy
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    @WhoBitMe - Fionna will probably be an average size. She's about 30 pounds now and a little bit taller than Nami. Nami is tiny for a Kishu - she's a little bigger than my friend's male Shiba (who is the top of the standard).

    @sjp051993 - Welllll... if you're serious... :p

    My sister still hasn't really told me if she can keep Fionna or not yet. I've been holding on to her because she was supposed to sort out a leasing issue with her apartment, but there's been some disagreement... I can't say for sure, but I may be trying to find a new home for Fionna before I move to Oregon in March... I want to keep holding onto her, but I want to import another pup from Japan and I don't want to end up keeping a pup from Nami's first litter. :(
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  • sjp051993sjp051993
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    If that time comes and you need to find a home, we can talk. It would be good to keep her in the breeding population. I can't take another dog at this point until Tora is placed, but if it works out down the road....
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  • shishiinushishiinu
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    She's pretty cause she comes from two of the best looking kishus ;)
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  • Fionna will probably be an average size. She's about 30 pounds now and a little bit taller than Nami.


    How old is Fionna? And about how tall (to the top of her head). I read in the breed standard of the size up to the withers - but I'm not sure how many more inches to the top of their head!!! ;)
  • Kira_InuKira_Inu
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    Fionna is gorgeous! Love all her pictures!
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  • CrispyCrispy
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    @bogopogo - I'd have to check what she is at the top of the head. If Nami is between 17 and 18 inches, Fionna is probably closer to 18 now, at her withers.

    I can say that when she jumps up on me, she can plant her feet just above my hips.
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  • mdokicmdokic
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    She's beautiful...growing up to be a beautiful little kishu lady :)
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  • CrispyCrispy
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    Updates of Fionna!

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  • WhoBitMeWhoBitMe
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    So pretty~ As always!
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    But to love something despite. To know the flaws and love them too. That is rare and pure and perfect.”
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  • TrzcinaTrzcina
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    She's gorgeous!
  • CrispyCrispy
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    Fi-fi! She LOVES THE SNOW. She wants to live in it. It's super exciting. Then again, I'm pretty sure everything ever is exciting to NK puppies. At least, to the Kishu puppies, it has been.

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  • sunyatasunyata
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    I love the picture of her and London! :)
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  • emi802emi802
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    So much snow! Fionna's so pretty :) I love her pink nose. Is that Nami with her in the third photo down? That one's my favorite hahahah. I'm guessing she's going to your sister once you move. I hope we'll still get photos of her!
  • WhoBitMeWhoBitMe
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    Pretty, pretty Fionna. Meitou is jealous of your snow. He loves snow, too.
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    But to love something despite. To know the flaws and love them too. That is rare and pure and perfect.”
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  • CrispyCrispy
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    Guess who Fionna got to meet!

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    Meitou was an absolute gentleman. @WhoBitMe
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  • WrylyBrindleWrylyBrindle
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    White Dog Roundup! Fiona is a super girl and Meitou has been training well, of course he was a gent! Good dogs!

    Such difference in ears between the two breeds- ears and floof. cuties!
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  • CrispyCrispy
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    Fionna should have smaller ears, per the standard, and I think her eyes should be set a bit more like Meitou's, but the head shape was different (Meitou's was larger and rounder, but Fionna's has a strong jaw and cheek compared to her muzzle) and the coat/texture was different. Fionna was almost Meitou's size, it seemed!

    I liked him a lot. Between meeting Genko, Katana, and Meitou, I could see myself with a Hokkaido. :)
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  • CrispyCrispy
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    We also went to dinner on the ocean where we poked fun at the fancy restaurant we ate in. The food was delicious though.
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  • WhoBitMeWhoBitMe
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    I liked him a lot. Between meeting Genko, Katana, and Meitou, I could see myself with a Hokkaido. :)


    Yes, come over to the Dark Side. ;) But in all seriousness, I'm glad Meitou turned on his charm for the meetup. He really seemed to like Fionna. And so did I. I heart Fionna. :x She is the cutest treat-thief ever. She is welcome to jump on me and steal treats out of my treat pouch any time.

    We also went to dinner on the ocean where we poked fun at the fancy restaurant we ate in. The food was delicious though.


    Yeah, that place was great. I did feel a little weird going in there with my muddy boots on. And our dog-talk was probably unique, especially when we started talking about Meitou and Nami's humping behaviors. :P

    I'm working on uploading the pictures I took so hopefully those will be posted soon. I love that picture of Meitou and Fionna standing next to one another. They are two good looking white dogs.
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    But to love something despite. To know the flaws and love them too. That is rare and pure and perfect.”
    --Patrick Rothfuss, A Wise Man's Fear

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  • WhoBitMeWhoBitMe
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    RIP Amy (Border Collie)

    “Anyone can love a thing because. That's as easy as putting a penny in your pocket.
    But to love something despite. To know the flaws and love them too. That is rare and pure and perfect.”
    --Patrick Rothfuss, A Wise Man's Fear

    "Life before death. Strength before weakness. Journey before destination."
    --Brandon Sanderson, the First Ideal from The Stormlight Archive.
  • CrispyCrispy
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    Peach puppy! This one is so cute!
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  • WhoBitMeWhoBitMe
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    I thought it was pretty cute, too. I was glad it turned out. Normally when I happen to catch a tongue-out picture the tongue is blurry. Luck was with me on this one.
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    But to love something despite. To know the flaws and love them too. That is rare and pure and perfect.”
    --Patrick Rothfuss, A Wise Man's Fear

    "Life before death. Strength before weakness. Journey before destination."
    --Brandon Sanderson, the First Ideal from The Stormlight Archive.
  • CrispyCrispy
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    I have made the decision to start looking for a new home for Fionna. Since I haven't made an official-sounding post for her yet, I'll copy/paste my facebook status on the subject...


    I need to seriously start looking for an alternate placement for Fionna. She is a great puppy and I love her to death. I don't actually want to let her go at this point, but I've done a lot of thinking about it and it might be what's best for her, for the breed, and for my current situation.

    I want her to go to a home in the USA that will be open to keeping her intact. I would also like a home that will show her, involve her in sports, or hunt with her.

    She has her basic obedience under her belt and is UTD on all vaccinations. She gets along well with other dogs. She is a little excitable meeting new people and barks when over-stimulated or confused. She is not a huge fan of children, but does well with children who are respectful. I hike with her off leash, but she may not do well off leash in a new home.

    This is not "first come, first serve". I will take names of interested parties and find the best fit for her, just like I did with all of the puppies. If you are interested in the Kishu breed or have more questions, please shoot me a message. She will have a rehoming fee and the new owner will be expected to pay for transportation.

    Fionna will be one year old on May 28th.


    In addition, I am working on getting her NIPPO paperwork and registration in order. Once she has her NIPPO paperwork, she will be eligible for AKC-FSS registration through Carleen at the American Kishu Registry or by contacting Christine with the AKC-FSS. I can help with contacting either of these people for the AKC registration if the new home is interested. I am not sure what goes into UKC registration, but I would be willing to figure that out and help out in any way I can.

    Some new pictures of Fionna:
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    ETA: If anyone is in the Washington/Oregon area and would like to meet Fionna or Nami (Kishu Ken), I will be at the St. Helens barn hunt on Saturday, the 11th. If I attend, but do not participate in the barn hunt, I may also bring TK, my Shikoku Ken.
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    Post edited by Crispy at 2015-03-26 13:15:30
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  • WrylyBrindleWrylyBrindle
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    I will vouch for Fionna's temperament. She is a sweet girl, an active girl and having met her a few times and hiked with her off leash for a few hours, she is a dog I could have on my team, doing what I do. She gets along well with my Kai and is comfortable socially with people and dogs and being in new places. At the dog show we went to, she was great with all the activity, and was happy being walked by my aunt and uncle (a very big guy) who came to see us. Fiona is a great little Kishu!
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  • CrispyCrispy
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    Thank you, @WrylyBrindle. :)

    Fionna is a great dog. I love having her here with me... and it's difficult to make this decision when I've already had to make another difficult choice in leaving my older Malamute behind with my mother and grandmother when I moved westward... but I never intended to keep a puppy out of this litter and I think it's time to take that seriously.
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  • WhoBitMeWhoBitMe
    Posts: 1890
    =((
    1 Human + 1 Hokkaido
    RIP Amy (Border Collie)

    “Anyone can love a thing because. That's as easy as putting a penny in your pocket.
    But to love something despite. To know the flaws and love them too. That is rare and pure and perfect.”
    --Patrick Rothfuss, A Wise Man's Fear

    "Life before death. Strength before weakness. Journey before destination."
    --Brandon Sanderson, the First Ideal from The Stormlight Archive.
  • GrayJJGrayJJ
    Posts: 260
    Fionna looks so sweet :) Good luck, I am sure you will find her a wonderful home!
  • jigzzorjigzzor
    Posts: 109
    Man i love fionna, another dog of yours i'd probably steal. I MEAN......no who am i kidding.
    Post edited by jigzzor at 2015-04-11 00:40:25
  • CrispyCrispy
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    Fionna update!

    Fionna is the only dog who can come to work with me. She comes on Mondays when I do kennel shift and does a half day on Saturday when I work daycare shift.

    Her favorite dogs are the terriers and the hounds.

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    With momma...
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  • mdokicmdokic
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    I'll say it ten thousand more times, Fi is my favorite lady Kishu ♥ (but don't tell her mama!)
    Michelle, with Kai girls Kona and Kimber
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  • CrispyCrispy
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    Nami's my gurl, but Fionna is my baby. I wasn't planning on keeping a pup from this litter, but I'm really happy that I got to watch her grow like I have... and she's certainly turned out to be a very nice young lady. :)
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  • WhoBitMeWhoBitMe
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    Ugh, I love Fionna. She is so adorable. She charmed me when she stole those treats from me on our hike.
    1 Human + 1 Hokkaido
    RIP Amy (Border Collie)

    “Anyone can love a thing because. That's as easy as putting a penny in your pocket.
    But to love something despite. To know the flaws and love them too. That is rare and pure and perfect.”
    --Patrick Rothfuss, A Wise Man's Fear

    "Life before death. Strength before weakness. Journey before destination."
    --Brandon Sanderson, the First Ideal from The Stormlight Archive.
  • CrispyCrispy
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    She is a very cute thief. :3
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  • CrispyCrispy
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    Fionna from today

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  • WhoBitMeWhoBitMe
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    Fionna! I really like that picture of her. She looks good in a tree.

    Can I request the picture of Fionna, Tavi, and Meitou on the hood on your Jeep?
    1 Human + 1 Hokkaido
    RIP Amy (Border Collie)

    “Anyone can love a thing because. That's as easy as putting a penny in your pocket.
    But to love something despite. To know the flaws and love them too. That is rare and pure and perfect.”
    --Patrick Rothfuss, A Wise Man's Fear

    "Life before death. Strength before weakness. Journey before destination."
    --Brandon Sanderson, the First Ideal from The Stormlight Archive.
  • CrispyCrispy
    Posts: 1732
    omg! Yes! Of course! :D

    Fabu-trio.

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  • WhoBitMeWhoBitMe
    Posts: 1890
    I LOVE IT!

    lol Meitou's tail looks so huge...
    The combined power of their cuteness is killing me. Gah! Too much adorable in one spot.

    "By your powers combined...I am Captain Fabu-trio!" or...wait...
    1 Human + 1 Hokkaido
    RIP Amy (Border Collie)

    “Anyone can love a thing because. That's as easy as putting a penny in your pocket.
    But to love something despite. To know the flaws and love them too. That is rare and pure and perfect.”
    --Patrick Rothfuss, A Wise Man's Fear

    "Life before death. Strength before weakness. Journey before destination."
    --Brandon Sanderson, the First Ideal from The Stormlight Archive.
  • CrispyCrispy
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    More Fionna.

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  • emi802emi802
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    Every time I see that second photo... it just makes me so happy hahahaha <3
  • WhoBitMeWhoBitMe
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    lol Fionna. She makes me smile. :)
    1 Human + 1 Hokkaido
    RIP Amy (Border Collie)

    “Anyone can love a thing because. That's as easy as putting a penny in your pocket.
    But to love something despite. To know the flaws and love them too. That is rare and pure and perfect.”
    --Patrick Rothfuss, A Wise Man's Fear

    "Life before death. Strength before weakness. Journey before destination."
    --Brandon Sanderson, the First Ideal from The Stormlight Archive.
  • CrispyCrispy
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    I haven't updated Fionna in a WHILE!

    She turned 2 years old on May 28th, with her litter. Kuro (now Kovu) is in Vancouver, WA, and Shirogane/Shiro is still with Brad and Jen. :) So happy birthday, everyone!

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    Post edited by Crispy at 2016-06-20 21:27:24
  • WhoBitMeWhoBitMe
    Posts: 1890
    She's so cute! I love Fionna.
    1 Human + 1 Hokkaido
    RIP Amy (Border Collie)

    “Anyone can love a thing because. That's as easy as putting a penny in your pocket.
    But to love something despite. To know the flaws and love them too. That is rare and pure and perfect.”
    --Patrick Rothfuss, A Wise Man's Fear

    "Life before death. Strength before weakness. Journey before destination."
    --Brandon Sanderson, the First Ideal from The Stormlight Archive.
  • CrispyCrispy
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    She and Meitou need a reunion soon. @WhoBitMe ;)
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  • WhoBitMeWhoBitMe
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    Yes, they do! :)
    1 Human + 1 Hokkaido
    RIP Amy (Border Collie)

    “Anyone can love a thing because. That's as easy as putting a penny in your pocket.
    But to love something despite. To know the flaws and love them too. That is rare and pure and perfect.”
    --Patrick Rothfuss, A Wise Man's Fear

    "Life before death. Strength before weakness. Journey before destination."
    --Brandon Sanderson, the First Ideal from The Stormlight Archive.
  • shishiinushishiinu
    Posts: 2336
    She's absolutely stunning.
    Gen, Ami, Kaylynn, Trinity, Yusuke......Riki, Hana, Sammi, Taro, and the newest addition Koyuki.
  • emi802emi802
    Posts: 284
    @Crispy @WhoBitMe Make it happen so we can see pictures, please! :D And if I had to pick which of your dogs to steal, I'd probably steal Miss Fi :) (SORRY, Nami & TK)
  • WhoBitMeWhoBitMe
    Posts: 1890
    I do have a lot of availability right now. @emi802 @Crispy ;)
    1 Human + 1 Hokkaido
    RIP Amy (Border Collie)

    “Anyone can love a thing because. That's as easy as putting a penny in your pocket.
    But to love something despite. To know the flaws and love them too. That is rare and pure and perfect.”
    --Patrick Rothfuss, A Wise Man's Fear

    "Life before death. Strength before weakness. Journey before destination."
    --Brandon Sanderson, the First Ideal from The Stormlight Archive.
  • CrispyCrispy
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    @whobitme we are available all weekend! Text me if you have my number or message me for it. :D
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    Post edited by Crispy at 2016-06-22 18:07:39
  • CrispyCrispy
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    Some new shots of Fionna, doing her thing.

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  • WhoBitMeWhoBitMe
    Posts: 1890
    Fionna <3<br />
    I thought about Fionna the other day while walking Meitou. We saw several roadkill squirrels and while Meitou ignored them I thought Fionna would have been all over those dead squirrels.
    1 Human + 1 Hokkaido
    RIP Amy (Border Collie)

    “Anyone can love a thing because. That's as easy as putting a penny in your pocket.
    But to love something despite. To know the flaws and love them too. That is rare and pure and perfect.”
    --Patrick Rothfuss, A Wise Man's Fear

    "Life before death. Strength before weakness. Journey before destination."
    --Brandon Sanderson, the First Ideal from The Stormlight Archive.
  • CrispyCrispy
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    @WhoBitMe - GASP! Meitou! Fionna is SO DISAPPOINTED! Next time, pick one up for her!
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    Post edited by Crispy at 2016-09-14 23:46:23
  • WhoBitMeWhoBitMe
    Posts: 1890
    I'll tell him. :)) Maybe he would have been all over them if they had been roadkill opossums.
    1 Human + 1 Hokkaido
    RIP Amy (Border Collie)

    “Anyone can love a thing because. That's as easy as putting a penny in your pocket.
    But to love something despite. To know the flaws and love them too. That is rare and pure and perfect.”
    --Patrick Rothfuss, A Wise Man's Fear

    "Life before death. Strength before weakness. Journey before destination."
    --Brandon Sanderson, the First Ideal from The Stormlight Archive.
  • CrispyCrispy
    Posts: 1732
    Fionna, being zen.

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  • WhoBitMeWhoBitMe
    Posts: 1890
    Haha zen Fionna! She is so precious.
    1 Human + 1 Hokkaido
    RIP Amy (Border Collie)

    “Anyone can love a thing because. That's as easy as putting a penny in your pocket.
    But to love something despite. To know the flaws and love them too. That is rare and pure and perfect.”
    --Patrick Rothfuss, A Wise Man's Fear

    "Life before death. Strength before weakness. Journey before destination."
    --Brandon Sanderson, the First Ideal from The Stormlight Archive.
  • CrispyCrispy
    Posts: 1732
    @whobitme- we should meet up again soon!
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