Keoki's Corner

Meet the Breed: Border Terrier

Over the last decade, there have been an increasing number of small dogs finding their way into people’s homes and hearts, according to the AKC. Terriers are among that group and are once again becoming popular.Terrier is derived from the word terra, meaning earth. Terriers are energetic with vivacious personalities. The diversity within the group is vast from the small Cairn to the large Airedale and includes 28 breeds recognized by the AKC and other breeds not yet recognized or in another group. Continue…

Meet the Breed: The Siamese

Si & Am from “Lady & the Tramp”

The Siamese cat is one of the most popular shorthaired breeds in America. The breed originated in Thailand (formerly known as Siam) where they were called “Moon Diamond.” They were first brought to the United States in 1878 as a gift to President Hayes and later to the United Kingdom in 1884. Their unique appearance including a sleek body, blue eyes, and pointed color patterns intrigued cat fanciers in the West.

The most  famous Siamese cats are probably the mischievous Si and Am from the Disney movie “Lady & the Tramp.” Continue…