This blog originated in Hawaii and the name “Within the K Streets” came from the thoroughfares that framed Max’s stomping grounds: Kaheka, Kapiolani, Kalakaua and King Streets. There’s no shortage of “K’s” in the Hawaiian language.
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, a toy hedgehog that squeaks and sleeping on the foot of our bed
We got Max in 2007 when we were living in the desert of Southwest Utah. One day the AJF 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. He came home with us that day. That was over 13 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.
EDIT: Max died on March 18, 2022 from congestive heart failure. He lived life actively to the very end which was sudden but without distress and he died in our arms knowing he was loved beyond measure. The blog has now closed.