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Meet Stuart Little

Say good morning to Mr. Stuart Little, one of Max’s best friends in the K Streets. Stuart is a 10 year-old Pomeranian- Dachshund mix, a fluffy little guy who has the calmest personality I’ve ever seen. He’s very laid back, a cool character who doesn’t much engage in dog play […]

Facing Lava

Imagine you own a home, a pretty little place in the rural, forested area of the Big Island of Hawaii. Now imagine that day after day and hour after hour, a stream of molten rock creeps ever so slowly, but ever so relentlessly, towards your home. There’s nothing you can do […]

Max Visits Point Panic

Today Max, the Alpha Japanese Female (AJF) and I went to “Point Panic” on the eastern tip of Kaka’ako Waterfront Park, facing Diamond Head and Waikiki Beach across Mamala Bay. Point Panic is where I took the banner photo at the top of this blog. Point Panic got its name because surfers riding […]

Kiku Update

Good news! Max’s favorite little Yorkie companion enjoyed great success at her first dog show. Here are the results in Kiku’s Mom’s own words: On August 16 and 17, she won Winners Bitch (bitch is a good word in dog-ese) over her older “sister” and another girl, for 2 points […]

Doggie Photo App

Have you seen the new app called “BarkCam?” Now here is an example of technology at its finest. BarkCam is an iPhone app that, according to a story in the LA Times, “helps people take pictures of mischievous dogs who’d rather frolic around than pose for a picture.” The Times […]

Kiku

This is Kiku. Ever since she was small – well, smaller since she is only 4 pounds now – she has loved to jump into the refrigerator if the door is left open for more than a few seconds. Maybe she likes the cool air. Maybe she’s scoping out the […]

Insensitive Lout

Sometimes I’m just an insensitive lout. Other times I’m worse. Recently I was crowing about how Honolulu lucked out on Hurricane Iselle and declared the storm as little more than an inconvenience. I completely failed to note that some of my fellow Hawaii residents took a real beat down and are still […]

Dog Day Afternoon

The Malt was itching for an excursion. He was tired of being cooped up because of hurricane and tropical storm warnings. The Alpha Japanese Female (AJF) and I decided to indulge the whims of the small white dog and take him on an excursion to his favorite places. We started […]

Dodged the Bullet

Update August 8, morning: Well, nothing happened. Hurricane Iselle weakened to a tropical storm and hit the Big Island a bit south of the expected land fall with a lot of rain and moderately strong winds but all in all we dodged the bullet and the first of the two […]

Prepared Pup

No, this is not a recipe for freshly prepared pup. This is Hurricane Preparedness Pup. Update August 7 mid-afternoon: things are looking positive as Iselle diminishes to a tropical storm. Too soon to get cocky, though. The storm should reach the Big Island of Hawaii this evening and get to […]