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dogs

Musings

Wishing pets lived forever

By On June 14, 2016

Not a day goes by that I don’t miss my first dog, Joey, a black-and-white papillon. Every time I visit my parents, I expect to see his nose under the front gate… Read More

Musings

When your dog is sick

By On February 16, 2016

I often wonder what my dogs would say if they could talk. And usually, I’m glad they don’t. I don’t know if I could tolerate hearing Indy nag me all day for… Read More

Musings

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

Musings

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

Musings

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