Dog Paddle

August Break photo 7:  Dog Paddle ~ Swimming with Dogs in Maui A very good friend gave me this t-shirt yesterday.  She’s had it for awhile and she told me it always makes her think of me.  Me and my dogs, and the fact that I love paddling in the ocean, this t-shirt is the…

Friends | Very Good Friends

August Break photo 6:  Friends | Very Good Friends A week ago I got to go be the crew person for my friend Roch to do the Molokai2Oahu World Championship Paddleboard Race.  The experience was vast. Crossing the channel in a small boat with Heather (Roch’s wife) and my very good friend as support people…

Hawaii Sunset

August Break day 5 photo:  Hawaii Sunset Sundays are the one day that it just seems like it should be a time to rest.  A time to relax.  A time to reflect.  My photo today was inspired by an hour of sitting on the beach before sunset. If one lives by the beach, I believe…

Anticipation Hawaii Dog Remedies

August Break photo today | Anticipation Maui Dog Remedies. I love taking my dog Carmella (also goes by Zelda!) running.  She gets so stoked about it.  She knows when we get in the truck she’s going to get to do one of her very favorite things. The photo is of her looking out the window,…

Big Island Dog Paw Designs | Brown

Today’s August Break photo:  Big Island Dog Paw Designs. Barbara Hanson, a long time Hawaii resident and artist designed this dog paw themed jewelry using fimo clay, her specialty. Described as the classy dog whisperer… I’ve been known to show up to train dogs in designer jeans, a bling belt, complete with my favorite hoop…

Hawaii Enchanted Road

Today’s photo was taken on the way to a training appointment with a German Shepard Dog.  Directions to a home can be interesting here in Hawaii.  One gets used to finding landmarks rather than street signs to find a driveway to a home.  This driveway was just south of the Komo store, makai side (means…

The August Break

August, commonly known as the Dog Days of Summer is going to be what I’m going to call The August Break. I’ve actually joined the August Break, a sweet no-rules community project that involves sharing one photo (or more) a day on my blog for the whole of August. Can be any sort of photo….

Itching, Scratching, Biting Dog Madness

“My dog seems to scratch all the time.”  “My dogs licks and licks and licks. To the point it drives me crazy.”  “My dog has hotspots from itching and licking.”  “My dog wakes me up every night itching and licking, poor thing, and poor me with not enough sleep.” These are statements I hear almost…

Pumpkin Dog Food + Treats + Recipes and Carrageenan

All natural, organic, wholesome. All words we are looking to find in our dog food and treats these days. Especially after the big dog food recalls of late. Now we start hearing words like carrageenan. What is carrageenan and what does it have to do with dog food? *May 2012 – the National Organic Standards…

Dog Food Recall | How To Make Healthy Dog Food Choices

It’s happened again. A huge dog food recall due to salmonella. Dog owners left wondering what should I feed my dog? It seems as though there were some “good” dog foods included in this recent dog food recall list? What dog food manufacturer can I trust? Difficult questions considering most have some sort of vague…