This blog originated in Hawaii and the name “K Streets” derived from the Honolulu neighborhood where we lived. It started as a narrative and a reflection on neighborhood matters, lowbrow philosophical issues and random dog-related musings – things that occurred to me while I walked the area with my Maltese dog, Max.
But our location has changed. In late 2015, Max and his DogMom the AJF (“Alpha Japanese Female”) and I moved from our island home to Rancho Cucamonga, a pretty little community about an hour or so east of Los Angeles. Like many oldsters, our move was intended to allow us more time with kids and grandkids, most of whom live in California.
Max and I are best buddies. It’s funny how a small ball of fluff and attitude can weave its way into one’s heart. He’s a sweet tempered little guy who likes people more than other dogs. His favorite things are fresh roasted chicken, bacon pieces delivered by guilt laden dog-parents, a toy hedgehog that squeaks and sleeping on the foot of our bed
Max is used to moving. We got Max when we were living for awhile in the desert area of Southwest Utah. One day my wife and I were in the grocery store waiting our turn at the cashier station when we spotted on the store’s bulletin board a photo of a Maltese baby dog, (often called a “puppy”). We looked at the photo, at each other, once more at the puppy and that was it…we were done, stick a fork in us and go get that dog! He came home with us that day. That was over 9 years ago.
Max got his name because we are not very creative or imaginative in pet naming and that’s all I have to say about that. Except he came this close (imagine thumb and forefinger in proximity) to being named “Tofu.”
Anyway, we moved from Utah home to Hawaii in 2010 and of course Max came along as a full fledged family member. He loved Hawaii and made many dog and human friends there. This blog includes almost 150 stories of Max’s adventures in Hawaii.
Now, the Mighty Malt patrols California, experiencing new adventures, exploring unusual places and sharing his life in his new home.
I hope you enjoy the tales of this gentle little white dog named Max.