Honolulu

Max Spots the Fish Thief

Today, Max and I witnessed a crime! But before I tell that story, meet Sophie, a lovely lass who is Max’s idol, his dream girl, his boon companion on jaunts within the K Streets. Max was delighted to see Sophie as we began our walk. Sophie is a sweet little […]

A Quick Trip To Red Harbor

Today we eschewed the usual visit to Maxie’s park and decided instead to spend this pretty Sunday on a drive out to the west side of Oahu to Yokohama Bay. If you head west from Honolulu, ultimately you will reach the end of the road and that is where you […]

The Heartless Cad

Last night’s events again confirmed that I attract crazies like a black hole snatches small wandering stars. Here’s what happened: it’s about 10:30PM and I’m escorting the Malt out for his final constitutional of the day. Lovely evening, a susurration of trade breezes for which wind is too strong a […]

Maxie’s Park at Christmas

Here are a few photos of the Honolulu City Lights festival, an annual event much beloved by residents. It takes place in a part of Honolulu that we call “Maxie’s Park”. This is a fascinating neighborhood, rich in history and a lovely place to stroll. Within a few blocks of […]

A Walk Down Ke’eaumoku Street

Ke’eaumoku Street defines the western boundary of the “K Streets”, the neighborhood where Max lives. The word ke’eaumoku translates in Hawaiian as “Great Heavenly Island Climber” which seems to have no relation to anything in the area. Ah, but remember that streets in Hawaii, as elsewhere, are often named after […]

Max Before & After

Today Max got his Christmas haircut from Miss Nanako at the Beauty Salon for Doggies. It could not have come any sooner; he was getting rather shaggy although truth to tell, I kind of like my little guy when he’s furry. We dropped him off and then went to see […]

Dog Vocabulary

Ichi…ni…san…shi…go. That’s how you count to five in Japanese. But around our little home you are likely to hear me saying “ichi-ni, ichi-ni, ichi-ni” from time to time and it has nothing to do with counting. That is because Max was taught that the phrase “ichi-ni” means that my wife […]

Hi-Tech Dog Communications

This morning I read an article about a team of researchers who are figuring out how to get dogs talking to humans. No kidding, these are serious smart people and their aim is to develop and deploy technology that will enable dogs to clearly communicate with all owners. The researchers […]

Dog-Owner Personalities

According to an article in  Live Science, a study presented at the 2012 annual meeting of the British Psychological Society found that dog breeds reflect certain facets of their owners’ personalities. Toy dog owners (like moi) are said to have open personalities, are intelligent, open to new experiences and are appreciative […]