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


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


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

Happy Shots

Today’s happy shot

By On September 13, 2012

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