Akira's parents say: Akira was born in Perris, California, and now calls Orange County, California, her home sweet home. We weren't planning on getting a puppy right away, but with one look it was game over, and she came home with us the very next day. We believe she may have been the runt of the litter since she weighed in at just 4.35 pounds at eight weeks instead of the usual 13 to 15 pounds for Akita pups, but we're doing our best to fatten up that little tummy of hers! She started off a mellow puppy who liked to sleep most of the day away, but she's quickly becoming more rambunctious and mischievous by the day. She loves to lie on our feet when we're washing dishes, attack our toes, play fetch, munch on peanut butter treats, hop in the grass in our backyard, and eat mommy's long hair. Her favorite place to nap is under the coffee table. She's a such a beautiful, sweet girl, and we love her to bits!