Tag Archives: Within the K Streets

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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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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