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It’s the year of #OpaeInTraining

By On October 12, 2015

Yesterday was the annual Pet Walk, a fundraiser for the Hawaiian Humane Society. And it was another year that my dogs stayed home. It’s not that we don’t support the nonprofit’s efforts.… Read More


Sunny and the vet bill

By On June 29, 2015

Anyone with pets will understand this. There is nothing more frustrating than a sick animal. They can’t effectively communicate with you what’s going on, how they’re feeling, or what they just licked.… Read More


I have low dog-owner self-esteem

By On October 30, 2014

The other day I was hiking up the dog-friendly Makapu‘u Lighthouse Trail with my three dogs — we affectionally call the Ratter Pack — and I was reminded about a feeling I used to… Read More


There’s a reason I named her Sunny

By On July 25, 2013

Back in 2009, I was in a pretty bad place. My boyfriend at the time had up and left me. I was just starting a new job. And I had recently moved… Read More

Happy Shots

Today’s happy shot

By On September 13, 2012

This is what I wake up to every morning.… Read More