Maui Humane Society Calendar Cover Shoot Sneak Peek- "Kea the Prince of Pomeranians!"
My first thought when meeting Kea, (AKA: "Kay Kay")... "Where are his batteries?". What a cute little dude this guy is! Maybe not so much a dude really... more like a compassionate prince. Kea gets along with EVERYONE and EVERYTHING, (babies, kids, cats, adults, dogs, and he even tries to love the birds!). I asked his mommy to tell me a little more about her miniature cover model, and she gave me the dirt...
Kea giving kisses with his feral cat friend, "Sister".
"Kea" was once "Casper" when he lived in an apartment on Oahu before finding his home with Candy and her husband, Nane. Candy and Nane felt a Hawaiian name more suitable, since his "Dad" is Native Hawaiian. Kea means "white" in Hawaiian, (very suitable!). Some of Kea's best friends are cats! Kiko is his sister cat and is definitely Kea's best bud. Not too mention, the feral cat, "Sister", who likes to rub up on Kea. AMAZING!
Kind of hard to tell which ones real, eh?
Kea weighs a whopping 6 lbs! He is outweighed by all other furry critters at his home. His Mom says 5 1/2 of those pounds are just his fluff, (I believe it!). He's been compared to lifting a marshmallow. (I almost threw him when I tried to lift him, he was so light!). Don't let his weight fool you though... his substance is in his personality. This prince can prance, I've seen it! Not only does he prance, but he twirls! He twirls prior to doing anything, (peeing, eating, doing a command, receiving a treat, etc.). He is a born performer.
Kea is always nice, but he does have a naughty habit... paper! No matter what kind of paper, he'll rip it to shreds when you are not looking. He has stolen napkins from guests laps at the dinner table without them even knowing until his remnants are found in the living room. When his Mom was sick, he found her tissue box and daintily pulled them out one by one until there were 30 or so Kleenex's on the floor shredded to bits. Candy couldn't help but laugh when she witnessed him in the act and decided it best to not interrupt, but to do the right thing... and take pictures! :-)
And lastly, his favorite food is.... STRING CHEESE! He goes nuts and starts dancing around the fridge the moment he knows it's comin'. I felt honored to be in this princes presence, snapping away at his cute little fluff face.
A HUGE "Mahalo" to Nane and Candy for their kind donation to the Maui Humane Society that put Kea on the cover. Your thoughtfulness will not be forgotten as Kea's cute face graces the 2012 MHS calendar.