Maui is beautiful but the people are the fabric. They are the reason I keep returning. They make me feel at home.
I’m happy to report that the Aloha spirit is alive and well. When Jess catches someone’s eye, they mirror back her smile. She tends to wave at people, even if she doesn’t know them. This is an Angel trait, however, since everyone waives, she fits in nicely.
But this post is about the other faces of Maui. On the radio yesterday, the local animal shelter reported about the dogs and “cat” that had been recently found. The island really is just a small town.
We pass the animal shelter every time we go to the beach. One of my favorite kitties, Dottie-dot” had been adopted from here. It takes a lot of willpower for me not to stop at the shelter.
One of the hardest aspects being away from home, especially for an extended period of time, is I miss Roxy and the three cats.
Roxy has shown her displeasure. This is the result of anxiety. Looks like mama is going to need a new chair. “Don’t worry Roxy, we will be home soon”.
Fortunately, we have met many animals since we’ve been here and they have filled the void.
The local dogs stop and say hello to Jessie
These are homeless kitties that I will not be able to bring home…sigh
This is a city chicken. He must have crossed the street.
Before the Hula Grill, it was the Crab Catcher. They are fun to watch as they tap dance atop the sand..
Even the cows have pretty faces
This little girl said “Mom, throw the ball one more time!”
I’d love to have a gecko. However, it would be cruel and unusual punishment to be taken from the island and live in a cage and I’m sure the airline has rules.
update… this was one of our geckos