A Shiba Inu stuck in a bush was caught on camera with an adorable smile. When you think of a dog stuck in a bush, you would immediately picture it struggling and trying to be free, or at least barking at you for help. But not this Shiba Inu. All it has for you is a simple smile that would melt your heart.
As Metro UK reports, a Japanese Twitter user uploaded images of the Shiba Inu stuck in a bush on Twitter last week with a caption that translates to, “It’s stuck!” The tweet with the three images has since been deleted from the account of @yamamochi223, but the photo has been retweeted 12,259 times and favorited 11,751 times on the original post.
The incident was captured on camera on August 17 as the Twitter user was walking when the unusual occurrence caught his eye. Not a care in the world, the Shiba Inu seems to be enjoying his spot while watching passersby on the street.
The Shiba Inu is considered the No. 1 companion dog in Japan, according to the American Kennel Club. They are loyal companions to their owners and are generally reserved when they encounter strangers. In addition, the Shiba Inu are the smallest and oldest dog breeds in Japan, and they are one of the few ancient breeds of dogs that are still alive to this day. According to their DNA analysis, Shiba Inu have been around since the 3rd century B.C.
Here are a few other facts about the Shiba Inu, via Mental Floss:
- They don’t need to take a bath often, as Shiba Inu dogs always groom themselves by licking, much like a cat. They also have coats that repel dirt, so they don’t get as much dirty as other dog breeds.
- The Shibas almost went extinct in World War II, since Japan did not focus then on breeding. The Shiba Inu dogs today come from the three remaining bloodlines — Shiba Shu Shiba, Mino Shiba, and the San In Shiba.
- The Shiba Inu dog breed only came to the United States in 1954, but it wasn’t until 1992 that the American Kennel Club recognized the breed officially.
Shiba, when translated means “brushwood” and Inu is simply “dog” in Japanese. They were most likely named after the brushwood, as most Shiba Inu come in a reddish color, just like the color of the brushwood shrub.
The Shiba Inu stuck in a bush is not the only Shiba Inu that has become popular on the internet. In a 2014 report from Buzzfeed, one Shiba Inu helps his owner run a cigarette shop in Japan. He greets customers when they arrive, and on his spare time, he enjoys chewing on cucumbers. The Shiba Inu has become a local celebrity.
So, the next time you are feeling down, just remember this Shiba Inu stuck in a bush and think that life isn’t so bad after all.
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