HAWAII‘S FAVORITE PET PHOTOGRAPHER, OAHU BASED DEB MCGUIRE PET PHOTOGRAPHER, INC. AND HAWAIIPETPHOTOS.COM SPENT THIS SUNDAY JUNE 5, 2011 AT THE HAWAII KAI DOG PARK AS A SPONSOR OF THE HAWAII KAI DOG WALK.
Like most Oahu residents, particularly Windward Oahu residents, we spent Saturday night and Sunday morning in a ridiculous deluge with a light show reminiscent of the best Disney offers. In other words, the 4:30 wakeup came far too early and with far too much water in our bedrooms.
STOP! This is not about the storm or about the water in the front and middle rooms. This is the story of the seventh annual Hawaii Kai Dog Walk .
The Hawaii Kai Dog Walk benefits the Hawaii Kai Dog Park and raises community awareness about the need for more dog parks on Oahu. OK, but the most obvious fun piece is the opportunity for dogs and their people to exercise and socialize.
For me, the fun part is catching up with friends, furry and otherwise. Among the furry friends, we saw O’Dell and Hastings, Juneau and Lohelani, and Seri. On the human side, Drs. Joe and Mariel Edhlund of Gentle Vets Hawaii… of Hawaii Kai had a display for the first time (we provided photos to decorate their waiting room and exam rooms). It’s always great to see Erin from DogWalkers, Etc. and Mary (and Toby) from Hawaii Pet Magazine.
BTW, we came home and vaccuumed and dug our house out. OH! I wasn’t going to address the storm and water in the house… Does that include the garage?
Hui ‘Ilio Hawai’i (the Hawaii Dog Group) was founded to promote safe and friendly places for dogs and their people to play, and to promote responsible dog ownership. Our initial reason for organizing was to establish the Hawaii Kai Dog Park. Now that the park is a reality, we continue to support the park as the adoptive “park partners” by recruiting and training volunteer park rangers, and by sponsoring clean-up days and additional park improvements. Our ongoing goals are to help other dog groups get approval for parks in their respective districts, enhance the opportunities for dogs to get proper exercise and socialization, and to promote the licensing, vaccination, and good-behavior training of dogs.