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Dog Delicacies from Santa

Santa treated Max very well. The small white dog’s treat closet is now stuffed full of exotic goodies. We’re talking New Zealand deer lung, Hawaii pork jerky, organic beef jerky by that great hunter Trader Joe, grilled duck products and lots of poi cookies. All this for a creature that […]

Poi Dog

Max likes to gift his doggie friends with poi products at Christmas time. That’s the reason we headed a few miles mauka of our home to visit the Hawaii Doggie Bakery in lovely, misty Manoa Valley. Max loves this bakery which specializes in dog treats, gifts and paraphernalia with a […]

Pillow Talk – Dig It!

Today was the 42nd annual Honolulu Marathon. The starter’s gun triggered a fireworks extravaganza at 5 a.m. when about 22,000 folks launched themselves on to the rainy streets of pre-dawn Oahu. The Kenyan and Ethiopian runners finished about ten minutes later. Here’s some video from our local paper The Honolulu […]

Professor Max, Parte Doo

You may recall that The Professor recently waxed eloquent in his presentation about the similarities of dog and guys. Some wondered if he would address the similarities between cats and the fairer gender. Some opined that topic would be too controversial. Some said the malt needs to check his male […]

Favorite Positions

When we first got Max he was so tiny that I could carry him in the palm of my hand. He got used to that position and even though he is much larger he is comfortable sitting in my hand although he does not allow anyone else to hold him […]

Professor Max Explains It All

Welcome students! Today’s topic: “Why are dogs called “man’s best friend?” Clearly, it is because guys and dogs share so many characteristics. Here is Maxwell’s top 20 list of what dogs and guys have in common. I don’t want to hear much sass and backtalk about it. Facts are facts, doncha […]

Flying Boats and Rolling Sweet Potatoes

Today, Max’s adventure took us to Pu’u Ohia, better known as Mount Tantalus. It’s a lushly wooded, extinct volcanic cinder cone that was part of the immense Ko’olau Volcano that formed the southeastern part of our island of Oahu. Tantalus was named in 1840 by kids from Punahou School while on a field […]

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 Valhalla on Halloween

The dogs of the Viking Age were both working animals and beloved companions. That’s quite unlike your common or garden variety Maltese who has never done a lick of work in his life. We know Viking dogs were considered devoted friends because they were frequently buried along side their masters. Ancient runestones show Viking warriors […]