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Shibapalooza!

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I can’t think of a good reason why I’d ever drive to LA and back in the same day. Ok, I can think of ONE: To see a giant crowd of Shibas.

Shibapalooza is an annual event hosted by the Shiba Club of Southern California. How could we not go!?

There was a picnic lunch, games, a raffle, and various other fun Shiba-related activities to take part in. I just stuck to chasing the little furballs around with my camera:

So many Shibas!!!!

We ran into some Twibas as well (#Twiba on twitter), looking handsome in their Twiba bandanas:

Finally got to meet Tokyo!

Remember Taro from our last Shiba shoot? He was there too. Love this little guy:

Suki’s half-brother Zuko was there too! Always nice to reunite with family. We kept lots of treats handy so our Shibas could have SOME kind of interest in the event:

Why is Taro the only shiba I’ve ever met that doesn’t mind being carried?

Isn’t he the sweetest?


Suki had the easy part when it was all over. Sleeping in the comfort of her back seat mounted soft kennel while her humans took turns driving. Must be nice, Suki…must be nice.

PRINT GIVEAWAY:

The first person to tell me in the comments how many pictures in this post contain Suki gets a free print of their choice from www.jonathanflemingphotography.com! Think you know how many times she appears in the image spreads above? Let me know in the comments! (one guess per person only please)

UPDATE: Congratulations Taro! You were the first to guess correctly. There are 15 instances of Suki in this post. Good job, little buddy!

Written by Jonathan

July 17, 2011 at 10:06 pm

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  1. I saw Suki 13 times.

    Selena

    July 17, 2011 at 10:20 pm

  2. 16 times :)

    magic

    July 17, 2011 at 11:37 pm

  3. Great Picture’s and what Fun to Only go to LA for this Event.. Love all the Picture’s.. And yes I only saw her 16 times.. :)

    Rosa

    July 18, 2011 at 12:47 am

  4. I think she was there 17 times. So shibas do not like to be held? They are quite stubborn?

    Mikael

    July 18, 2011 at 1:44 am

    • Well, many (Suki included) seem to tolerate being held but definitely don’t prefer it. They are very independent, free spirited creatures.

      Jonathan

      July 18, 2011 at 7:56 am

  5. Shiba-bunshins!

    Wowie

    July 18, 2011 at 2:29 am

  6. A dog family reunion? Excellent.

    Jim Dell

    July 18, 2011 at 3:12 am

  7. I counted 14.

    Awesome photo collage of the meet up!

    jen

    July 18, 2011 at 4:10 am

  8. SO. MANY. SHIBAS!!!!!! Maaaaaaaan~ I want a Twiba bandana for Kit and Betsy!!!!

    Gina

    July 18, 2011 at 5:41 am

  9. Shibapalooza was so much fun. I will guess 12. It was so nice to finally meet you and Suki!
    -woof
    Tokyo

    Tokyo

    July 18, 2011 at 5:58 am

  10. I count 15! I hope I’m right!

    And even if I’m not, I send shiba hugs to your pack. My pack loved seeing you three again.

    Taro

    July 18, 2011 at 6:35 am

    • We have a winner! You’re the first to guess correctly, Taro! There are indeed 15 Sukis in this post =)
      I’ll be contacting you to get your info for your free print!

      Thanks all for the comments (and guesses!)

      Jonathan

      July 18, 2011 at 7:49 am

  11. I also count 15 so I will be runner-up to Taro, adorable little shiba. Your photos are awesome–especially the one of Taro in mid-jump!

    MfromDC

    July 18, 2011 at 7:24 am

  12. […] I can't think of a good reason why I'd ever drive to LA and back in the same day. Ok, I can think of ONE: To see a giant crowd of Shibas. Shibapalooza is an annual event hosted by the Shiba Club of Southern California. How could we not go!? There was a picnic lunch, games, a raffle, and various other fun Shiba-related activities to take part in. I just stuck to chasing the little furballs around with my camera: So many Shibas!!!! We ran into some … Read More […]

  13. Congrats, Taro!!

    Bridget

    July 18, 2011 at 7:57 am

  14. my human just combusted while looking at this post. i think it was too much cute to handle. the pics of twibas were the best, of course!

    Kaiju

    July 18, 2011 at 8:09 am

  15. So many awesome pictures! I’d just like to throw out that Misaki doesn’t mind being carried at all. In fact, I think she expects it sometimes.

    Jason

    July 18, 2011 at 9:07 am

  16. Haha Shiba overload :D Dude that must have been one crazy day but looks like it was a lot of fun. Love that last picture of Suki sleeping while Bridget was driving!

    Kelven

    July 18, 2011 at 10:12 am

  17. omg, I’ve never seen so many Shibas!! So cute!! Great post Jonathan…. Love how you’ve recorded the day… I’m going to have to show this post to my mom and brother.

    Jasmine Lee

    July 18, 2011 at 11:59 am

  18. Enjoyed seeing so many shibas – would’ve love to bring Kubi to an event too! Thanks for sharing!
    (Jasmine’s mom)

    Josie Lee

    July 18, 2011 at 2:28 pm

  19. Soooo many splendid Shibas! You captured some really adorable ones. Aside from Suki, of course. =)

    I can’t believe you made the trip in a single day. o_O

    Don’t forget Northern California also has an annual Shiba picnic in Novato! From the looks of it, the SoCal meetup had much nicer weather, though.

    M.C.

    July 18, 2011 at 2:48 pm

  20. Woah! Shiba overload indeed! That is so fun !

    Howie

    July 18, 2011 at 6:51 pm

  21. Looks like a road trip worth the time; love all these shots.

    John

    July 18, 2011 at 10:26 pm

  22. very cuteeeee <3

    toeysk

    July 19, 2011 at 1:51 am

  23. Fantastic pictures! They are beautiful! You had one busy day, but I’m sure it was worth it! Thanks for sharing!!

    Mrs. B

    July 19, 2011 at 6:29 am

  24. this post has knocked me over dead from cuteness overload.

    Alice

    July 19, 2011 at 7:10 am

  25. Wow, wonderful event! It’d be a lot of fun to see so many Shibas together!

    I’ve found a piece of news with a shiba: the first police shiba inu in Japan!

    http://dailynews.yahoo.co.jp/photograph/pickup/?1311121206

    akane

    July 19, 2011 at 5:19 pm

  26. How adorable! I love how Taro doesn’t mind being cuddled. Def worth a day-only road trip down to SoCal.

    Jacqueline

    July 21, 2011 at 10:36 am

  27. I just wanna give some proper respect for stunning pictures. It keeps me staying tuned to this great blog.

    Joergen

    July 24, 2011 at 11:51 pm

  28. Wow, they are all so well-behaved it seems! I love the pic of shibas lined up waiting eagerly for treat :) Was there any contest there and did Suki win any?

    Karleen

    August 1, 2011 at 8:34 am

  29. Cute!
    All those dogs!
    Nice shots, :)

    A Photographer

    September 24, 2011 at 10:17 am

  30. I love the ones where they are looking up at you! Also when they are playing.

    A Photographer

    September 24, 2011 at 10:18 am

  31. I wish I didn’t live in Albany, NY! My Shiba & I would have def been there!

    Rebecca

    February 2, 2012 at 8:52 am


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