What to bark about on my first post...I think it is only appropriate that I introduce you to my inspiration, my number one model, and my best friend... Lono. Born June 9th, 2009 and adopted from the Maui Humane Society only 8 weeks later, Lono is the eternal sunshine of my life. When I'm feeling happy, his tail is guaranteed to be waggin' in circles like a helicopter preparing to take off... when I feel sad, he knows, and he goes to endless measures to cheer me up... when I'm gone, he misses me and patiently waits by the door for my return... when I need a hug, I say, "Give me a hug" and he jumps in my lap with his booted white paws around my waist and seems to smile before he sneaks a kiss. He's loyal, he's a great listener, he's kind, he's patient (most of the time), he's obedient, he's playful, he's mellow, and he's the world's best cuddler. Fully trained in German commands and hand signals, my boy draws crowds at the beaches with his good manners.
I realized that I loved animals when I was just old enough to say "Dog". I realized I loved pet photography when I plugged in my SD card out of my camera and 80% of the images on it involved Lono or other animals. Once I got my Nikon D90, there was no stopping me. Here are some of my very first pictures of Lono boy with my Nikon...
Doing what he does best, playing fetch at the beach by our house. :)
How could anyone resist this face?
Lono loves camping trips in the van!
"Lono"- The Hawaiian God of Agriculture, Music, Peace, and Rainfall
Favorite Things- His tennis ball, husking coconuts, sticks, swimming, being spooned, rear end scratches, going "bye byes", playing vacuum when I cook, hikes, frisbees, pulling us around on our longboard skateboards with his harness on, and getting amped up on the words "kitty kitty", "doggies", "horsies", "moo moo's", and "birdies".
Quirks- He always sleeps on the couch, paws to the sky, with the absolute dumbest, (yet cutest), look on his face... He has more tattoos than me (SERIOUSLY!)... He NEVER barks unless he's told too, (so weird, yet wonderful!)... And he can pop out a window screen like it's nobody's business if we're not home and he wants to go looking for us, (needless to say a couple times of that and we now keep our windows shut.).