Category Archives: Dogs

Feline Friday, Part 2: Sally & Sylvester

Sylvester This is a special “Part 2” edition of today’s Feline Friday, featuring Sally & Sylvester, cats who live with our former Kaaawa neighbors and good friends, now living in Colorado Springs.

This is Mr. Sylvester. He was hiding out when we arrived here to visit earlier in the week. He left the initial greetings to his sister, Sally, who strolled right past the two big dogs in order to greet us properly. Sylvester showed up later in the day when activity started in the kitchen.

These are two very satisfactory cats. When we met the cats, they were the only animals in the household. They now share the space with two big dogs, Zeus and Rey. That was a bit of an adjustment, but they and the dogs seem to have come to an understanding.

So here’s a brief glimpse of Sally and Sylvester, our Colorado cats. Feline Friday, Part 2.

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Meet our Kahala Morning Dogs: April 2016

Marlo & HaoIt’s been a while since our canine friends have been featured here, so I went through a couple of months of photos and came up with a package of good ones!

This photo features Hao, the little terror who loves to hunt for fish, accompanied by Marlo, the personable cockapoo that graced the cover of the 2016 Kahala Morning Dogs calendar!

Marlo doesn’t usually join in, but this morning was different.

By the way, don’t tell our cats about this our ongoing relations with all these dogs. They would be jealous if they knew we were stepping out on them.

–> Click here to see all of today’s featured morning dogs!

…or if you would like to comment on individual photos, you can also view them in this Flickr album.

More Kahala Morning Dogs

February 2016Yesterday was Feline Friday. Today it goes to the dogs.

And that’s Marlo. He’s one of our favorites, and the cover dog on this year’s Kahala Morning Dogs calendar. So it’s appropriate for him to introduce today’s batch of Kahala dog pictures.

On this particular morning it was too early, too dark, and Marlo was just too excited for me to be trying to get a good picture of his wild run on the grass, but this give you a sense of dog in motion.

In another of today’s photos, Marlo appears with all four feet off the ground. Running at full speed is great dog fun, it seems!

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A few images of Vancouver

VancouverI wanted to share some images from our week in Vancouver. I’ll blame lingering jet lag for the failure to get this posted early this morning, as planned. I had the photos prepared, the post nearly written, and then I got distracted. Elements of the distraction included decided that Ms. Annie needed a vet visit to deal with some unwelcome scabby spots on her ears and chin. In any case, the actual post was lost in the shuffle. So here it is, just a bit late.

This photo was taken at one of the great spots in Vancouver–The Umbrella Shop. We learned about this store from a friend in Kaaawa, who swears by their umbrellas. Some are still made at their own factory in Vancouver, but all are made to their high standards, and are backed by a great warranty and service. They offer an incredible variety of umbrellas in different styles, sizes, and weights, and with a wide range of fabrics and colors.

And if you’re at all interested, they offer flat rate $20 shipping to Hawaii. A year or so ago, I ordered three umbrellas, and they arrive within a week, all for that $20.

So when we found their main retail store while wandering around downtown Vancouver, of course we went in. We learned a lot about umbrellas (like how to properly close my large, folding umbrella).

While we were paying for our umbrellas, the woman who had given us a great tour of their products took our First Hawaiian Bank Mastercard, noting its lack of a security chip.

“So the U.S. could put a man on the moon, but they can’t produce secure credit cards,” she commented somewhat wistfully.

Meda said it just be because our banks are so poor (tongue firmly planted in cheek).

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More Kahala Morning Dogs (photos)

More of our morning dogsWe have been extraordinarily lucky to quickly meet a great group of people who are out very early in the morning to walk their dogs.

And they’ve been kind enough to let us enjoy the canine energy, even though we live in a feline-only household. In other words, we are able to get our daily dog “fix.” It’s definitely a pleasure.

And unlike the dogs on our former walk in Kaaawa, we don’t bribe these dogs with treats. Just our presence. And they’ve included us in the pack.

We do bribe their people with dog pictures, though. Guilty on that count.

I was surprised to see how well this recent batch of pictures came out. I can see that it is going to be hard to make a selection for next year’s Kahala Dogs calendar!

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