Category Archives: The Dog From Rancho Cucaracha

Defeat by Da Feet

At our last exciting episode, Max’s extremities were snugly bandaged in purple socks in the hope and expectation that his inflamed feet would quickly heal. Well, the treatment did not work. We took him to the Vet’s office where his … Continue reading

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Booty Failure

You’ll remember Max had a paw problem that required medications and wearing booties for a week. Some have inquired how the Fluff’s feet have been doing. I believe “abject failure” best describes the outcome of the booty experiment. So, Max … Continue reading

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Max Visits the Southwest (Part 3)

THE HIGH COUNTRY MALTESE Our short stay in Durango was fun but we were looking forward to visiting the high country. We made an early start thus validating all those stereotypes you hear about old people on holiday. But we … Continue reading

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Max Visits the Southwest (Part 2)

THE DURANGO DOG After visiting Zion National Park and catching up on the happenings in our former home near St. George, Utah we packed up and headed out for Durango, Colorado. This was the longest single drive of our road … Continue reading

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Max Visits the Southwest (Part 1)

MAX AT ZION Road trip! The plan was to re-visit some our favorite places in the Southwest. With side trips and sightseeing, we figured it would take a week and some 2,000 miles to cover the route from Rancho Cucamonga … Continue reading

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Unfortunate Names

Max’s adventures in California have exposed the poor pup to some businesses and products whose names are, well, unusual. I suppose Coldcock Whiskey should be acknowledged for its truth in advertising. For those not familiar with the idiom, to “coldcock” … Continue reading

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Max and the Search for an Inu Shirt

It was the day before Father’s Day. In anticipation of the celebration, Max and I were productively engaged in the traditional activities of quaffing malt beverages, chomping jerky treats and telling snorf, snorf jokes when the Alpha Japanese Female interrupted … Continue reading

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Max and the Raccoon-Dog

Apropos of nothing, let’s talk about raccoon-dogs. To start, here is a photo of Max sitting on our hearth next to a picture of himself and two statues of the famous Japanese raccoon-dogs known as tanuki. In Japanese folklore, tanuki nominally belong to a … Continue reading

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Goon Butts

The AJF and I were at our favorite Japanese grocery store. As she spent a large portion of our children’s’ inheritance on products that all seemed to consist of soy sauce, miso, mirin and sugar, I wandered the aisles and … Continue reading

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Deceiving Dogs!

Dogs are sly and not just a little manipulative. We all knew this. Now science proves it. A new study, published in the journal Animal Cognition, has found pet dogs will deliberately deceive humans in order to get something they … Continue reading

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