Although he was probably not thinking specifically of Shiba Inu puppies, in Leviathan (1651), Thomas Hobbes felt it necessary to explain that animals can neither speak nor properly understand human language. He wrote, “To make covenant with brute beasts is impossible; because not understanding our speech, they understand not, nor accept of any translation of right; nor can translate any right to another; and without mutual acceptation, there is no covenant.”
If you spend any time on the internet, you might have encountered the Shiba Inu “doge” meme. In this series of images, pictures of Shiba Inu puppies are littered with phrases in broken, unintelligible gibberish. Worse yet, those words are printed in the Comic Sans font!
If Shiba Inu puppies could talk, I like to think they’d be several degrees more articulate and interesting conversationalists than meme creators would have us believe. On the other hand, the pictures of Shiba Inu puppies you’re about to see have reduced us to a blubbering, cooing mess.
Show me Shiba Inu puppies!
Quite right, too! Here’s our first Shiba Inu friend, Sagan! Judging from his home site, he’s grown to be a strikingly handsome dog. And, my word, what a start to our survey of Shiba Inu puppies, because he was a beautiful puppy! Black and tan is a common coat coloring for Shiba Inu puppies, and Sagan wears it well, wouldn’t you say?
Here’s a red Shiba Inu, Kuma, in the days of his own misspent youth. What a naughty fellow to have run off with a ball of yarn! Isn’t that the way with very young ones, though, whether they’re children or Shiba Inu puppies? You go to all the trouble of finding them the perfect toy, and they spend the next several hours chewing on the box or fiddling with the wrapping paper?
Nothing sets off the coat of red Shiba Inu puppies like a fresh snowfall. This little guy is as cute as they come, too! He’s ready to run around and play in all that powder, maybe even slide down a hill — not a very steep hill, mind you, since he’s still very tiny!
Shiba Inu puppies playing around
There’s nothing quite as visually intoxicating as Shiba Inu puppies clowning around, by themselves or in a group. I can’t get enough of this young lady in a banana suit. I’ve been in hysterics for most of the past week at the very thought. Apparently, the banana suit serves the same purpose for this Shiba Inu as a typical thundershirt; it calms her down in times of excessive excitement. Any more Shiba Inu puppies, and I’m going to need a banana suit myself!
This is too much! Three completely adorable Shiba Inu puppies in a huddle. Wow! So tiny! Such chemistry! I’m chewing on the sleeve of my shirt to keep from alerting the entire neighborhood to the cuteness quotient. The Shiba Inu is one of a handful of ancient dog breeds, those most closely related to wolves, still extant in the modern world. These little ones, though, are still capable of making the most wizened adult chirp and gurgle like a newborn.
Like all tiny creatures, Shiba Inu puppies don’t quite have the firmest grasp on balance. Here’s a baby who is having more than a little trouble staying on all four feet. I can hear you sympathizing and adoring the puppy from all corners of the Internet! I hear your woes and echo back your sighs!
Patiently awaiting your squeaks of joy
Can you handle three more Shiba Inu puppies? I hope so, because we have three left to share with you! They’ve been waiting, patiently, for your attention. We cannot make covenants with beasts, but we can make a pact to enjoy these pictures of baby Shiba Inus together. Thomas Hobbes won’t mind! Here’s Vito to lead us onward!
This next black and tan Shiba Inu puppy is a real treat. That wiffle ball has been judged and found wanting in the entertainment department. Your applause, however, will do nicely! Give the puppy a big hand for being so charming!
8 Shiba Inu puppies down, one to go!
This is only one of the best puppy pictures in the history of puppy pictures. This Shiba Inu has brought along its favorite toy to ensure that you haven’t scrolled all this way in vain! When I encountered this photo, a wave of happiness swept me out to sea. I had to swim for a week to return to my senses!
We hope you’ve enjoyed these fantastic Shiba Inu puppies half as much as we’ve enjoyed sharing them with you! Do you have a Shiba Inu, know someone who does, or see one out and about in your neighborhood? Share your Shiba Inu stories in the comments!