Here in Hawai‘i, we love our furry, feathered, and scaly friends. Whether they come from the breeder, the shelter, or the farm, our pets are as much a part of our lives as slippers or SPAM musubi. They are always eager to come bounding out of the water with a tennis ball, to nap on our laps while we watch TV, to comfort us when we’ve had a tough day.
Hawai‘i’s Pets, with photography by renowned animal photographer Deb McGuire and adorable captions by Tim McGuire, captures our beloved family members in their favorite places—the beach, the yard, the pasture, and our homes. These kittens, puppies, horses, cows, birds, rabbits, goats, pigs, and reptiles will have you oohing and ahhing—and laughing! Each one of these critters is bursting with personality. There are also plenty of tips to help you take great photos of your own pets.
“We prefer to think of ourselves as having no need to evolve,” quips the stately turtle. “Aww, who wet the basket?” a perky puppy asks his brothers and sisters. “I wish you could remember where we hid that bone,” an older dog tells his best buddy as they trek across the rocks. Just look into the eyes of these wise, sensitive, fun-loving animals, and you are sure to fall in love.