Wednesday, February 4, 2009


Both Sherrilyn and I have a soft spot in our hearts for dogs. We are what you call "dog-people" that is not to say, however, that we posses any canine-like attributes ourselves. We do not, for example, eat garbage or sniff each others hind quarters in a friendly greeting. But when we see emaciated puppies abandoned at beach parks we cannot sit idly by. that is how we met this wonderful little fellow.

We discovered him at Hukilau beach park starving and literally covered in fleas. We took him home, cleaned him up (which entailed picking hundreds of fleas of his bony little body for the better part of three hours.) We named him Zero because he had 0% body fat :) He was one of the friendliest little guys we have ever met. Sadly, because we live in an apartment complex that does not allow pets, we had to find him a new home via craigslist. He went home with a very nice woman a day or two later.

The treatment of dogs here on the island is disgusting at best. They are puchased at shady pet stores on a lark and as soon as the novelty wears off they are chained to a tree and forgotten, either that or beaten and turned mean to hunt the wild pigs in the mountains here. It's heartbreaking really. If you are a dog owner on Oahu and you are reading this, please treat your animals with the love and respect they deserve.


rachel said...

This seriously makes me want to cry. I can't stand cruelty to animals. :(
Good for you guys getting Zero a good home.

Meg said...

That is so sweet! If I was zero, I would not only be very skinny but I'd also be very grateful.

Roemhildt Family Fun said...

he is so cute to bad you couldn't keep him

Jaime said...

what a cute little dog! I love to see that you guys posted. More pic's please, of Sheri-lyn's hair!!