ALL ABOUT ME
Hello! My names Jotei, a longhaired (also known as shaggy haired & longcoat) japanese akita. This is my story...
Born under the official name "Jumping Jazzy Spinning", I started my life with a great family with lots of children, I remember in my pup days the children particularly. I loved them, but I could not have eaten a full one :0) I also remember a cat, Mmmm.. and the opportunity I missed in catching and tasting him!!! My first given "pet name" was Lottie, but was changed to Jotei after my adoption.
Unfortunately, within a year, my first family could not keep me due to their personal circumstances and were looking for a loving home to adopt an akita.
Luckily for me, two guys were looking for a new dog to join the pet family. What one of them, Ged, didn't realise is the Great Dane he was looking for, was in fact going to be me, he he ..a Longcoat Akita ! What a surprise he had in store !
I settled in at my new home with Ged, Kevin and my godmother Sam very nicely. It was strange at first - no children and that big garden they had. But Satley, in Durham , a small hamlet where I lived then was like a very, very big garden..very rural with lots of strange animals I certainly had not seen before. And in winter...snow. you have not seen the likes of anywhere!!! Great fun!!
I and the cows had an understanding, they were mugs, and they actually thought I was one of them! They always came to greet me when out on the moors on walks and I had a disgusting habit of licking their noses!
Samantha, a little crossbreed collie and my godmother had been with Ged for 10+ years and she was a bit old and didn't really appreciate me playing with her tail and pestering her - so I was prone to the occasional nip to my nose! But she was a good mentor in teaching me the CAN DO and CAN NOT DO "obedience" rules, we Akita 's definitely need as pups.
I looked at Kevin as my real master and Ged as the mug who would always let me of the huck. But I loved them both! I particularly enjoyed sticking my head out of the 4x4 side window and making rude faces at all we passed!
Puppy days! They were fun! But sooner or later I knew my akita training would soon commence! :0(
I spent a year down Nottingham with Ged & a guy called Russell, he was nice and always called me "Samll Fluffy Dog"..Mmmmm..well he gave me lots of treats, so I did not complain!
Occasionally I have a weekend with Kevin, always good fun - as he spoils me rotten and loves me too ... well I guess... he's only human! But when I have my first batch of pups, he's on the VIP list for one.. and why not.... he's my "step dad" in a way!
My personality is as individual as I am. I can go from being very friendly and playful to (when I am tired) grumpy, moody and dislike disturbance. Mind you when I am out and about, I am ALWAYS happy!! Although I am glad to play with dogs my own size, I tend not to do the same with dogs that resemble the size of my toys (Grrrr) and I always get a ticking off from Ged for it! As for children, small tots make me uncomfortable and I prefer older taller teenagers - I would never bite a child, but I have been known to make them aware to leave me alone!
I do love Nottingham , I must admit..lots of people..lots of attention and lots of parks..fun, fun, fun! In fact I am thinking of starting my own fan club here, hah mugs! They have been sucked in by the Jotei charm..my fluffy teddy bear appearance gets me beer, ice creams and treats of all descriptions! They even let me into some pubs here, all those people under the influence of alcohol... yuk!..but hey..they all spoil me :0P
My latest adventure was taking part in some sort of competition. I know there were lots of other dogs and one of them had a ball, which I was compelled to steal! But Ged gave it back :0( but the ice cream he gave was a welcome replacement!
Well that's all from me for now, I have paws keyboard cramp and more importantly, I see Russell is preparing some food. (..and that means left-overs for me!) so I have a prior dining engagement I am sure you would not like me to miss!
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