September 11, 2011


Here's some recent photos of Kidou - He has grown, hasn't he? Life's gotten really busy and I can't believe I haven't updated his SPAM for so long :/

Surrender pose

More surrender pose

Shake paw <3

An aspiring teenage boy
And a bunch of lesser-quality photos taken by my iPhone:

Enjoying some yogurt

Rebellious stance
Thanks for looking!

September 7, 2011

Update on Kidou

Kidou, as some of you may know, was too small to be shown. However, in the past month or so, he has grown significantly. During our last visit, the breeder was exultant to find out that he has grown to 16 inches tall -- tall enough to be shown.
Here's a photo taken by the breeder's camera.

Other than that, Kidou has started shedding heavily and recently lost his last baby canine. I could not preserve the canine as it now rests in his stomach. I hope he's okay! Dumb pup :P
Edit: As it turned out, I was the dumb one. I found his discarded canine on the floor today. I'm so proud of you Kidou :) You know not to eat your tooth, good for you!

September 6, 2011

Money spent in August

Pretty much $0. Yay! - No vet visit - No new food - No new treat - No new supplies like toothpaste and shampoo

New puppies!!

Kidou's mommy, Tama, just had a litter of THREE girls this week. They are half-sisters to Kidou.
The page can be found at:
I AM DYING from the cuteness! The breeder told me that one of them looked like Kidou when he was little.

August 19, 2011


I've been very busy this month because of preparing for an exam. Kidou just finished his obedience training and got a cute little graduation certificate! Ironically, he turned a 180 the day after his 'graduation ceremony'. It seems that Kidou has become a true teenager!
Me: "Kidou, come!"
Kidou: ears perk up, stares at me, and stays right where he is
Me: "Kidou, come. Kidou, come. Kidou, come. Kidou! Kidou! Kidou!"
Kidou: slowly, unwillingly, and reluctantly walks over
Me: "Good boy!! Sit."
Kidou: ears flip back, continues to stand
Me: "Sit! sit! sit! sit! sit! sit! sit!"
Kidou: finally sits down
Me: "Good boy!! Down."
Kidou: rolls his eyes
Me: "Up"
Kidou: rolls his eyes
I give up >_<

July 27, 2011

Money spent in July

In July, the total cost of things are:
1. $0 for food: he still has kibbles and I'm not counting the raw meat I feed him because the cost is negligible (he get a cut whenever I cook meat, so it's no big deal)
2. $26 for salmon oil
3. $0 for vet. I almost spent about $70~100 for his teeth extraction (His baby canines aren't coming out and he's already 7 months old). I learned that one vet charges $10 per tooth, $50 for anesthesia, while another charges $5 per tooth, $78 for anesthesia, and another $50 for miscellaneous "check-up" that's mandatory (what?)when you come for teeth extraction. That's a huge difference in cost! Anyway, I ended up not going because Kidou lost one of his two canines on the day I made the appointment, so I'm hoping the other would come off soon too. Besides, I'm not a big fan of anesthesia or any other chemical/drug because each has its own set of side-effects.
So anyway, July isn't too expensive!

July 18, 2011

I want to record my bills too

Some forum members have blogged about how much they've spent on their pets and I think it's a great idea. It helps educate current and perspective owners alike. I'm gonna do the same. On a side note: I really want to change the layout of this blog when I get more time on my hands. Kidou became part of the family on May 21st, 2011. Here's the monthly cost breakdown: May: $260 Even with just 10 days remaining, May is one of the most expensive months so far. Initial cost was about $190 on crates, toys, tooth paste, brush, etc. Food cost was about $70. Yes, I bought too much via Amazon even before he came home. First time owner's mistake. June: $35 Food still lasts. Just some spending here and there on toys, treats, and bully sticks.