pets

A Community Of Dogs

From the top of our condo, urban Honolulu looks to be an undifferentiated mass of concrete spreading out to Diamond Head in the East and the Pacific Ocean to the South. In reality, this sprawl is an aggregation of smaller land parcels each with a distinct flavor and character. In […]

Weather Diversity

It’s been so doggone hot in Honolulu that we took the poochlet for a haircut at Miss Nanako’s place. Here’s the finished product, in a jaunty, nautical mode. That tongue is huge. Meanwhile, up on Mauna Kea, it snowed today.

Lucky Dog

China Walls is a well known adventure ocean sports site in the Hawaii Kai neighborhood on Eastern Oahu.  Cliff jumping is popular as are body surfing and diving depending on conditions. The area is well known for occasionally unpredictable big waves that can be quite dangerous for folks near  the […]

Max Floats His Boat

Since 1999, an esoteric Buddhist denomination called Shinnyo-en has sponsored a “Lantern Floating” ceremony on Memorial Day to create a moment of reflection and collective compassion and remember those who have passed. The name “Shinnyo-en” means “a borderless garden of the unchanging and real nature of things,” and its principal […]

Max Gets His Art On

Did you ever stop and consider that public art would be much improved by the addition of a Maltese dog? Me neither. But that didn’t stop us from running around the financial and government districts and blending the small white dog into some of our favorite sculptures. We eschewed the more […]

Caption This

Max and his Mom went to the park yesterday and I happened to snap the pic shown below. I sent it to the kids and asked for their captions. The responses ranged from “Short Conga Line” to some truly rude comments that the AJF is certain to remember on birthdays and at […]

Maxie’s Park

Sunday is dog day. We take the Malt out for exercise in the big open lawn areas defined by Honolulu Hale, Kalanimoku , The Early Education Center and the Fasi Municipal  Building. The area above the Fasi garage is especially nice for a small dog to run off leash. Few […]