Friday, April 29, 2016

A note from Stephen

Stephen here. Yogi is downstairs, probably visiting Harry and Keely, so I grabbed his iBone to send a quick note into the Dog_o_sphere. The Wailua Homesteads Large Dog Park was empty today and so we threw the ball to Yogi and did some training.

Kathy took one for the team and dropped off the food for the Calvary Chapel Soup Kitchen, so I got to take Yogi on a Walk Close. He did really well. This is the second Walk Close in a row that he handled every distraction perfectly. Walking him used to be almost scary, I never knew what to expect.

We are starting to set our sights on the Canine Good Citizen certification. If we keep working on it, I think will get there.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

PeeMail from Mist and Runtie

Hey Yogi. All the pack moms are no where to be found. They took off in a rental car wed night and sent me this picture from Nashville. 

Our dad Nash must be famous to have a ville named after him. 

Mist and Runtie

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Dog parks and Walk Close

Yesterday and today, Skip brought Neva to the Wailua Homesteads Large Dog Park.  She is fun, though she is a bit of a ball thief.

I also met Max the Chow, (he is a bit testy) and Maddy the Border Collie Mix, (she pretty much does her own thing).

Today when we went on our Walk Close, a little dog barked at me, I barked once, then listed to Stephen to not bark. Who wants to bark at little dogs anyway? A little further down the path, I met Kilo. He was off lead and came up to us. He barked too. Stephen told me to Sit so I did. And then he started towards me and Stephen gave me a Release and the full length of the lead. The little boys came out and took Kilo back into their yard.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

PeeMail from Bucwhet, (pronounced Buckwheat))

Aloha Yogi,

Thank you so much for being so thoughtful as to share the photos with me, you are pretty good with that iBone camera. The KAUAI License plate has, I think, found a permanent home in Charlie's Bar in Belize. Stacey has a personal attachment to it and it would not surprise me if it found it's way to her bedroom at some point in time, (kind of like you putting things on your dogbed).

I'm back home in Myrtle Beach, SC also. I came back the 12th of April and already miss the island. 

It was a genuine pleasure meeting your pack and very pleased to hear you are back home safe and sound. David and Barbara and got the biggest kick out of your Yogi F. Von Kinghaus' Dog Blog Pee Mail of Tuesday, March 29, 2016. They laughed until tears ran down their faces. I am not sure what the big deal is, it is just PeeMail. But then, I am just a happy go lucky big yellow lab without a whole lot of cyberspace experience.

Please extend My special heartfelt regards to Shanda, Stephen and Rudy If you are ever anywhere near Myrtle Beach, SC ...Mi dogbed es su dogbed.

Snifs and romps,


Monday, April 25, 2016

Coconut Kapaa Town Walk

Stephen, Kathy and I Walked Close to the path, this is the sign.

Then we went over the bridge and I looked at the water.

They sat down on the bench, but I don't jump up.

We went to the rescue tube chewtoy.

Then we went to a swing. I found a coconut there with coconut inside and took it with me.

Up to the Kapaa Library.

The Japanese stone monument

And some of the local shops.

When we got to the Wailua Homesteads Dog Par, a really big American Bulldog met me, but he was wagging his tale and when I heard his mom call him Bubbi, I figured it would be OK. It was. The other two dogs are chloe on the right and Mahina has her back to the camera.

After they left, Sherman came. He is kind of aloof, but we exchanged sniffs.

Saturday on East Shore Kauai

This morning after breakfast we went to the Wailua Homesteads large dog park. Tom was willing to throw me some balls.

Then we came home and Stephen and I Walked Close. This is the Wai Koa small boat harbor.

And this is the multi-use path. After lunch, Stephen is going to take me out again.

Friday, April 22, 2016

A great day on the North Shore

First we went to the Kilauea Dog park. I already knew Riley, but Adam Sugerman wasn't there.

I met Cathy from Bailey's Dog Care. She is nice and has one heck of an arm.

Then Kathy and I Walked Close on the Wai Koa Trail.

 We worked up an appetite, so we headed for Pau Hana Pizza for a salad for Kathy, pizza for Stephen and I had kibbles.

When we got home Stephen wasn't ready to go inside, so we Walked Close for 45 minutes. I got to Sit to Meet two people.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

In the mornings I like to sit on my porch

Tuesday, I sat out on my deck. The sun feels good on my fur.

In the afternoon we went to the Wailua Homesteads Large Dog Park. It has been over two months since I have played with Waikoa, she has really grown.

When we got home Stephen and practiced Walk Close. He is starting to get the hang of it. That night we watched a movie.

 Today we went to the dog park and I met a new dog, Cody. She is older and not so playful. Her companion calls her Snickerdoodle or just doodle. When they left both dog parks were empty. Kathy produced some treats and we worked on Sit, Down, Wait, Come and Halt from a distance. I like training in new places. When we got home Stephen and I practiced Walk Close. He was happy with me and put a treat in my Piggy Bank. Now I am in the office catching up on my PeeMail and looking at pictures of my friends on my iBone.

Cody called Snickerdoodle

Monday, April 18, 2016

Mojo and Mana

Yesterday it rained. Stephen and I Walked Close, but that is just not the same as a good romp at the Wailua Homesteads Large Dog Park. Ili was there and I came closer to behaving myself and only had to be corrected once. Today, we all went up. I met two new dogs. Mojo is really big, but he is friendly. His owner says he is part Pitbull part Monk Seal.

Mana is a ball dog. She really runs hard and has an incredible sense of focus when she is closing in on the ball.

I got too close to Mana at the end and we had a snarl. Stephen said, "Yogi why are you picking on the ladies" and put on a song called Misogyny; what's that?

Friday, April 15, 2016


I think I must have a screw loose. Ili is only six months old and she is cute and affectionate, but I keep snarling at her. Boy, that brings the mother in Kathy out if you know what I mean.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Rip roaring day at the Wailua Homesteads Dog Park

Kahu came and we chased each other around and ran after the ball. Later we did some fence running with Bell.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Roxy throws me tennis balls

I met a new dog at the dog park, Gatsby. I also met a little girl, Roxy who has a puppy named Pono. She likes to throw us balls. She actually has a pretty good throwing arm for a three year old. Her brother is just a bit older, but he has the potential to be a professional baseball player they way the throws. What's baseball? We had fun.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Diet and dog parks

I guess I have a bit of a finiky stomach. My stools are runnier than most of the other dogs at the dog park. I had missed going to the park for a few days because of the rain - I hate rain, Tayeon understands.  We went yesterday and I got to catch up with my buddies.

Stephen says I do best - so far - on the Costco Puppy food, (chicken, rice, vegetable). But after we visited the South shore dog park we went to Petco and I picked out a low glycemic, no grain, chicken and chick peas.

Then we had a picnic lunch at Ahukini. Stephen had a Pastrami sandwich, Kathy had stuff from the olive bar and I had kibbles.

Then I took a nap while they went swimming. I figured two adventures for the day was it, but Stephen loaded up the truck with my crate and we went to the Wailua Dog Park as well; Koa was the only dog there, but we played Chuckit! for a while.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Friday, April 1, 2016

Stephen and Kathy are back and they smell funny

I was just starting to fall into a routine. I would wake up when I heard Harry leave, but it was too early for me to get up, so I went back to bed. I would go downstairs to visit Keely in the morning. She would let me in and I would do my standard Rottweiler perimeter check and go back outside. Soon, there was breakfast. Then Keely would leave for work. I would keep an eye on the place till they got back. Soon, there was supper, never soon enough of course. Usually I would take them for a walk either in the morning or evening or both and sometimes Harry and I would go to the dog park.

Then tonight, I had already settled down on the lanai downstairs and I heard footsteps upstairs. Stephen and Kathy were back! Where did they go? Someplace I have never been, there were smells I did not recognize, but at least it wasn't another dog.