Browsing Tag



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


Don’t judge me by my dogs

By On April 8, 2013

Before I had Indy and when I was living on Mariner’s Ridge, I would take Sunny to the Hawaii Kai dog park just about every afternoon. This was my daily ritual, a… Read More


Love me, love my dogs

By On February 21, 2012

When I was single, I had a rule: if you dated me, you dated my dog. So it was only fair that when I went out on my first date with my… Read More