pet stories

Max’s Favorite Silent Night

Of all the seasonal songs, my favorite is Silent Night. I enjoy listening to the song sung in different languages and admit to singing along when alone with the windows closed and a sweatshirt stuffed under the door to muffle any chance of my voice being overheard. It’s that bad. […]

Le Holiday Feast

Freshpet makes refrigerated food and treats for dogs and cats using natural ingredients. You’ve probably seen their stuff at all the stores. They made a video for their website of 13 dogs and one cat sitting down for a holiday feast…with human hands. Yeah, we’ve seen the human hands thing before but […]

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 […]

How Does Your Dog Rank?

  I found this chart to be an intriguing presentation of complex data, ranking dogs by their public popularity and according to a variety of other attributes such as longevity, cost of ownership, health, intelligence and more. What do you think? Is your pooch was properly positioned? I’ll take a flyer […]

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 […]