Tag Archives: Within the K Streets

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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Max Visits the Gold Country, Part 2

So there we were, cruising Highway 49, singing old Monkees’ tunes since there are no new Monkees’ tunes, and remarking about how incredibly soggy Northern California had become after a very rainy season. We debated the merits between a straight … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: RIP Prince Charming

It’s so sad when a dog friend dies. In their passing we are reminded starkly just how important these creatures are in our lives. We think of their boundless good will, their devotion, and their unequivocal acceptance of their owners, … Continue reading

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Max Visits a Dog Friendly Town

Folks have been living in the Cayucos area since about 11,000 BC which is approximately the last time the AJF admitted I was right during any argument. The early inhabitants were Chumash Indians. They were there for the fish, abalone … Continue reading

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The Dog from Rancho Cucaracha

Okay, it’s not really called Rancho Cucaracha. That’s just a name the AJF (Alpha Japanese Female) made up. Max’s new home is really a town called Rancho Cucamonga which, come to think of it, is equally silly sounding. “Rancho,” as … Continue reading

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Aloha ‘Oe

When I was a kid, my Dad would drag out the famous lines from Lewis Carroll’s poem The Walrus and the Carpenter anytime some matter of importance needed discussion. “The time has come,” the Walrus said, “To talk of many things: … Continue reading

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No Substitute for the Malt

Fascinating stuff but until it nibbles my ear, turns over for belly rubs and rockets up on the cute meter, I think I’ll stick to my little Furbeast. And…hey!…stop kicking it!

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Mr. Stinky Face With Lipstick

Some of us on this blog will remember January 1, 45 BC although we will likely refer to that year as 709 A.U.C. (ab urbe condita—”from the founding of the city,” meaning Rome.) That was the day the Julian calendar … Continue reading

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Max Goes Solar

Unless you’ve been living under a rock in the land of the Haboob, you have no doubt followed the flight of the solar airplane across the Pacific. It was an amazing feat. One pilot in an unpressurized, unheated cabin for … Continue reading

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Max Visits the Crater

Max has been face first in the food dish a bit too much of late. We’ve started calling him the Dumpling Dog, or “Dumpling” for short. Occasionally we mix it up and call him Gyoza or Bao, sometimes Empanada or … Continue reading

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