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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]