Friday, August 24, 2012

Puppia Mesh Harness

Tokyo Reviews: This summer, I've been testing out my new Puppia harness around San Diego and out on my adventures. I got the soft harness in pink which features a very soft outer layer of air mesh fabric.  The fabric is 100% polyester and the instructions recommend hand washing; however, my harness has successfully gone through the washing machine a number of times without incident. The neck is nonadjustable and slips over your head. An adjustable chest belt clips around your chest for a customized fit. Your leash clips to a metal D ring on the spine of the harness. 

Sizing was a little tricky for me. My measurements put me in a size medium. However, when I tried on the medium it made my very thick double coat pouf out rather funny which made it *look* tight on me, so I sized up to large (which actually seems a bit big on me.)  The Puppia Soft Harness retails for approximately $20 and comes in a variety of colors so you can get one that looks pawsome with your fur.

Don't forget, there are always more pictures of me at Tokyo: My Shiba Inu Tumblr and be sure to follow me on twitter @tokyoshiba

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Shiba in San Diego

Living life as an urban dog in San Diego, California has lots of perks.  For instance in July, Comic-Con 2012 came and put up a pretty colorful mural for me to enjoy in my neighborhood. And with their arrival, all my local shops and restaurants were suddenly filled with thousands of superheroes and villans. Way cool.
Tokyo chills in the Oakley store. Gaslamp, San Diego, California

I often get asked if it is hard for me being a dog living in a high-rise condo in the city. I say not really. Sometimes the noises and the crowds can be a bit much for me down on the street, so my people are mindful of staying alert to my signals. I don't have my own big yard, like some of my dog friends, but there is plenty of grass in the city and I do have lots of events and happenings to check out.

Living in San Diego also means I get to join my people on many of their normal errands too, like shopping. Many stores, including  Westfield Horton Plaza, and restaurants in downtown San Diego are pet friendly, so please DO NOT leave your dog tethered and waiting on the street. Not cool. My people always ask to make sure, and then bring me in once they get the "okay." 

Westfield Horton Plaza allows leashed dogs in the common areas and even has its own dog park located on the mezzanine level. The dog park has a small fenced-in area where dogs can run, as well as water and bags for doggy waste disposal. Pretty darn cool.

Don't forget, there are always more pictures of me at Tokyo: My Shiba Inu Tumblr and  be sure to follow me on twitter @tokyoshiba