Hawaii dogs

Maltese Morning Coming Down

The day started out rough for the Malt. He had stayed up late savaging his toy hedgehog “Hedgie” and playing chase me – chase you. He should have known that after a wild night comes a morning of remorse and bad photographs. Looking bad, Max. Feeling bad, Dad.   However, a full day was planned […]

Kiku-chan & The Latvian Connection

Quick update on our favorite little Yorkie, Miss Kiku. You’ll remember from our last post that Kiku-chan had just embarked on her professional career in the cut throat world of dog shows. The Octagon. Thunderdome. It takes 15 points to achieve champion status and as of this writing, the little furball […]

Max Visits the Cuauhtémoc

ARM Cuauhtémoc is a sail training vessel of the Mexican Navy, named for the last Aztec Emperor who was captured and executed in 1525. I think Cuauhtémoc means “Descending Eagle” but don’t hold me to that as my conversational Aztec is a little weak. It could also mean “only crazy […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Nooks and Crannies

The K Streets is a neighborhood of nooks and crannies, a relatively dense urban environment where small treasures lurk around unexpected corners, behind fences and down driveways. To explore this part of paradise it is always advisable to first obtain a royal trespass dispensation from the Lobster King. At this Noble Crustacean’s mighty court,  the King’s […]

An Indelicate Discussion

When we lived in Utah we had a house with a big back lawn covered with deep, thick lush grass; a testament to my obsessive-compulsive tendencies in yard care. To me, the back yard was a shrine to proper fertilization, watering, mowing and trimming. To Max, it was the ultimate […]