Monthly Archives: August 2014

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) … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Kiku

This is Kiku. Ever since she was small – well, smaller since she is only 4 pounds now – she has loved to jump into the refrigerator if the door is left open for more than a few seconds. Maybe … Continue reading

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Insensitive Lout

Sometimes I’m just an insensitive lout. Other times I’m worse. Recently I was crowing about how Honolulu lucked out on Hurricane Iselle and declared the storm as little more than an inconvenience. I completely failed to note that some of my fellow … Continue reading

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Dog Day Afternoon

The Malt was itching for an excursion. He was tired of being cooped up because of hurricane and tropical storm warnings. The Alpha Japanese Female (AJF) and I decided to indulge the whims of the small white dog and take … Continue reading

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Dodged the Bullet

Update August 8, morning: Well, nothing happened. Hurricane Iselle weakened to a tropical storm and hit the Big Island a bit south of the expected land fall with a lot of rain and moderately strong winds but all in all … Continue reading

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Prepared Pup

No, this is not a recipe for freshly prepared pup. This is Hurricane Preparedness Pup. Update August 7 mid-afternoon: things are looking positive as Iselle diminishes to a tropical storm. Too soon to get cocky, though. The storm should reach … Continue reading

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Storm Update, August 6

The good news: the first hurricane (Iselle) is likely to pass a bit south of Oahu (the yellow-colored island on the chart) rather than a direct wallop. The bad news: it looks like it will maintain Category 1 strength and … Continue reading

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Storms Coming – Tie Down the Malt!

This week, Hawaii faces an unusual and ominous weather phenomenon; namely, we have two hurricanes lined up to pass over the islands within three days of each other. The first puffer, named Hurricane Iselle, is expected to down grade from … Continue reading

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Revision

I was advised by several bloggers that this photo from yesterday’s post screamed for a different caption. OK, here ya go, by popular demand: “Draw me like one of your French girls.” For those who may have missed the reference, this … Continue reading

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