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My greatest fear

By On May 4, 2017

Yesterday, as I was trying to leash Sunny, she yelped. I thought, at first, I had accidentally pinched her skin with the leash clasp. But, when I tried it again, she cried… Read More


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


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


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