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Hummingbirds and Pineapples

Hawaii has more endangered species per square mile than any other place on the planet and that does not include the Alpha Japanese Female (AJF) referring to me as the “odd duck.” But some common critters are missing in the islands. We have no robins, magpies or chickadees. No seagulls and no pelicans. […]

Crossed Paws

With every report things are looking more positive as Tropical Storm Ana fails, so far,  to grow into a hurricane and starts to veer west of the islands. Can’t be too comfy yet as these are unpredictable beasts. For now, we’ll keep our paws crossed. Here’s an interesting graphic that […]

Max Visits Kualoa Ranch

“Let’s go for a drive today,” said the Alpha Japanese Female, “It’s such a pretty day.” We talked for a bit and decided to go up the windward side, make a stop at Kualoa Ranch, and then maybe continue around the island. So we crossed the Koolau, the mountain range […]

Not Max

It’s not Max but it’s how I wish Max would handle bath time. This photo has been circulating the ‘net. I can’t find the original source for attribution. A more realistic version of Malt-in-the-Tub was posted earlier. Check here.    

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 […]

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 […]