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December 17, 2013

Lei Chic Presents Hawaii Doggie Bakery at Honolulu Night Market

Hawaii Doggie Bakery at Honolulu Night Market
Clockwise from left: Chicken-n-poi "gingerbread" men, Hawaii Handmade Gifts reversible holiday bow ties, honey and poi candy canes. Photos: Hawaii Doggie Bakery.

Blame it on our holiday shopping binge or too much spiked spiced cider. Either way, our... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

September 3, 2013

Hawaii Doggie Bakery opens Manoa store

Hawaii Doggie Bakery

Dear Tabby: My relationship with my pooch has gone to the dogs. How do I get back in her good graces? ~ In the Dog Pound

Dear In the Dog Pound,

Show her some puppy love by woofing it over to Hawaii Doggie Bakery. The traveling business, which has been a farmers' market mainstay since owners Niki and Tasha Libarios took over last year, just opened a brick-and-mortar shop in Manoa Square over the weekend.

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February 20, 2013

Puppy Love Hawaii's colorful collars and leashes

Puppy Love Hawaii collars
Photos courtesy of Puppy Love Hawaii

From your loving pooch:

I'm not trying to hound you. Really. But when we get all dressed pup, those frilly numbers you squeeze me into are kind of a Fi-don't.

Be a dear and fetch me some Puppy Love Hawaii instead. Owner Tracy Shigemura sews her own... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 in Permalink | Comments ()

April 23, 2012

Chow Hound

Lei Chic Dog: Bartender, get me a frisky sour, double, and keep 'em coming.

Bartender: You seem a little spot under the collar. What's wrong?

Dog: It's my owner. Things have been a little ruff lately, especially when it comes to meals. I know she means well, but the kibble she gives me is just so dry and tasteless. We're totally stuck in a mutt.

Bartender: Tell her to call Island Dog Deli. Owner Maria Robson-Watanabe began making her own pet food when her two... Read more »

Posted on Monday, April 23, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

March 16, 2012

Wag Bags

Lei Chic Collie: Hey, are you still in the doghouse?

Dachsund: Yep. I still don’t know why she got so unleashed over my little snack. She said it was a Jimmy Chew!

Collie: That bites. Sounds like you’re not doing so hot, dog.

Dachsund: I sure could use some puppy love.

Collie: Furget about it. Grab her a gift from Wag Apparel - a line with chic silhouettes of our favorite four-legged friends.

 Pick the outline of your favorite pup and an adorable print, then sit and stay. Creator Carol... Read more »

Posted on Friday, March 16, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()

September 23, 2011

Something to Bark About

Lei Chic The day was packed with the usual activities.

6:15 a.m. – Garbage truck wakes you up. Run downstairs to protest loudly.
10:43 a.m. – Curl up for a nap.
1:30 – Zone out, mesmerized by a flock of birds outside.
4:07 p.m. – A drink and a few laps around the kitchen followed by a 15-minute grooming session.

By 5 p.m. you’d jump at the chance for a jog, a trip to the park, or even a nice drive that lets you feel... Read more »

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September 22, 2009

Chews Wisely Nothing passes your lips that isn’t fresh and healthy – you’ve dabbled in macrobiotics, perfected a delicious kale dish, and you (try to) stick to sugar-free desserts.

So when it comes to your canine’s cuisine, why are you feeding him low-grade canned junk that could make him one sick puppy?

Your hound deserves healthy, wholesome ingredients just as... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, September 22, 2009 in Permalink | Comments ()

May 6, 2009

Haute Dogs With the dog days of summer fast approaching, it’s time to bone up on the latest and greatest treats, products and services for your four-legged BFF (Best Friend Fur-ever).

Tiny Bubbles
If your poi dog is looking more mongrel than Best in Show, perhaps you should try the latest in dog-washing technology from Japan. The Micro Bubble Pet Deep Cleaning System uses only water, with no scrubbing or chemicals involved. Your hound will soak in thousands of tiny bubbles that oxygenate skin and remove dirt and odors. It’s especially good for dogs with sensitive skin... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, May 6, 2009 in Permalink | Comments ()

October 28, 2008

In The Dog House Charlotte, Miranda, Samantha, and Carrie have martinis and breakfast sex chats. You’ve got Chinatown lunchtime shopping and pau hana happy hours. So when you’ve got better things to do, doesn’t your pooch deserve to dish with pals, too?

Pets in the City thinks so, which is why this classy doggy daycare boutique has services to make your dog feel like he deserves his own Hollywood star.

Canine guests get three to four walks a day; watch doggie DVDs in air-conditioned comfort; cat-nap to classical tunes; party like celebrities on special rubber flooring, leather couches and play pens; and feast... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, October 28, 2008 in Permalink | Comments ()

September 22, 2008

A Dog Do Bio Bags We’re not prudes or anything. We just think that there are still some things better left unsaid. Kept to yourself. Private domain. Mum’s the word. Okay, you get the drift. But that’s also going to make this really difficult.

Because certain private affairs so often become public. Like when people leave their dog’s business right on their neighbor’s lawn for everyone to see (and smell). That’s not kosher (and in some places it’s illegal), but even if you scooped it up into an old plastic grocery bag, dropped it in the bin and sent it off anonymously to the landfill – well... Read more »

Posted on Monday, September 22, 2008 in Permalink | Comments ()