Yoshimé
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We got her from a shelter, she is probably half shar-pei, possibly mixed with boxer. Some of her siblings were blondish brown, but she has a brindle coat.

When they handed her too us she was pretty scared, but after about about 30 seconds she started scampering around freely. She is big into climbing and loves Kissa the cat (who is not at all happy that she wasn't consulted about the decision to get a puppy). The housebreaking is going reasonably well. It seems like just taking her out as much as possible is a good way to start. We are crate training her, and the first night there was no avoiding a lot of crying. From her point-of-view, one day she woke up with all her litter-mates and by the end of it was with only one of them in a little display at a shelter, and then by the next night in a crate in a strange house all by herself in the dark.

I've never done this before. I adopted Dolly when she was three or so.

She is usually outgoing, slightly reserved at times but not really afraid of much. When things get too intense she just sleeps. She takes her sleep very seriously.

We eventually decided on the name Yoshi, with the long form Yoshimé (yo-she-may), with other thoughts being Kung Pow, Bruce Lee, Maki, and Pompei. We liked the sound of Yoshi, and Yoshi is also a very respected character in the Mario Brothers games. And "Yoshimi" was a storied robot battler in a Flaming Lips song, so there is that.

When I saw her at the door it reminded me of a picture of Dolly from a long time ago.

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Yoshimé as Ewok
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Yoshimé Half-Asleep
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