Shiba Inu Vs. The RoombaPublished December 2, 2008
When my friend purchased a Roomba, a robotic machine shaped more like a Frisbee than a traditional vacuum cleaner, which was invented to "self clean" hardwood floors and carpets, thereby taking out the drudge of household chores, she called to update me on her cats' reaction to it.
After a couple of days, Rao just avoided the room in which it was cleaning, but Baby began to stalk it, hunting it down perhaps to conquer it, or to save his human companion from danger. But after a year, both cats are bored with its presence and have shrugged it off.
However, it seems that Shelby, a protective Shiba Inu, may possibly consider that the Roomba is a metallic enemy which perhaps needs to be hunted down and eliminated from his household.
The Shiba Inu, also known as the Shiba Ken, is an attractive canine who originates from Japan and is the smallest of their clan. Bred for hunting, he resembles the Akita, although much smaller in stature. While Inu is the Japanese word for dog, Shiba refers to a species of red shrub. Since most Shibas are red, and used for hunting mainly in the wild shrubs, perhaps this is how this breed got its name. Shiba Inu is sometimes also translated as "Little Brushwood Dog".
His owner, dragonfly1030 uploaded an entertaining video to YouTube, demonstrating Shelby's reaction to a shower gift she received.
In the battle between the Roomba and Shelby, does anyone win paw’s down? Leave a comment and share your opinion!
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