NPOAD

October 9th was National Pet Obesity Awareness Day. I missed it. Max missed it, too. I suspect he was aware of it but chose not to bring it to my attention. From the website: “Did you realize a 12 pound Yorkie is the same as an average female weighing 218 pounds […]

Smarter Than Your Average Dog

In 1994, a professor of psychology at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver published a famous book called “The Intelligence of Dogs”.  In it, author and researcher Stan Coren evaluated different breeds and ranked them based on instinctive intelligence, adaptive intelligence, and working and obedience intelligence; in other words, […]

Man Card and the Frou-Frou Dog

When young, guys are very self-conscious about the “Man Card”. According to that perpetual fount of bizarre knowledge known as the Urban Dictionary, a man card is “a card that doesn’t actually exist, but certifies that you are male”. Good solid definition. All men are born with a man card. […]

Scary Boo!

Max got his Halloween haircut today. We dropped him off early and then went to see “Captain Phillips”, a terrific movie. He was pretty shaggy going in and quite the handsome Malt coming out. Here’s our Halloween boy, photo courtesy of Miss Nanako at Beauty Salon for Doggies.

Dance of the Dogs

There is a certain rhythm to the morning dog constitutional in the K Streets. The owners pretty much know each other, at least by sight. The dogs, of course, know each other by smell and frequently update the canine community through mass pee-mail distributions. That’s not to say all parties […]

Maxie’s Park

Sunday is dog day. We take the Malt out for exercise in the big open lawn areas defined by Honolulu Hale, Kalanimoku , The Early Education Center and the Fasi Municipal  Building. The area above the Fasi garage is especially nice for a small dog to run off leash. Few […]

English Can Be Tough

English is a second language for my darling spouse. Over the past (cough) years she has developed a great facility with the language and certainly has mastered the volume control when it comes to keeping me in line. But sometimes the words just won’t come out right. Or the phrases […]

One Guy

Among the many homeless who inhabit the K Streets there is one guy who attracts a lot of attention from neighborhood residents. He looks to be an Asian man, maybe 40 but it’s hard to tell, and his most distinguishing characteristic is a near catatonic positioning at spots around town. […]