Such a Good Boy

The Kainnection Adventure, Long Beach, CA 3/21/23


I’m Kai. That means sea in Hawaiian. 

This is where I got my name

Between you and me, my parents have lost their minds. They sold my BIG backyard where I used to go potty by myself. They didn’t buy another one. They said we’re “floating” for awhile. All I know is now we all go potty together in a park. It’s a whole thing. You should see us in the rain. I’ve lost so many pounds my ribs may be showing. 

Back to the big-yard house.  I’ve lived with my people since I was born in the big yard house in Cottonwood, California. Funny story. All my brothers and sisters came to my house when we were just 5 weeks old and had a 4-night sleepover. I didn’t know then I was coming back. Then, all I knew was I needed to stay close to my sibs and my mom because that’s how we did it. 

Mom, move your hand. It’s in the shot.

One day at the big-yard house, our world got bigger. My sibs and I busted out of our pen and into this wonderful green stuff my people called “grass.” What a great thing, this grass! I still love it. We ran all over while the people chased us. What fun. Sticks with flying things and sweet-smelling flowers were perfect for tug. The people kept saying “Not the lilacs” so I guess they didn’t realize how perfect they were for chewing. 

Those lilacs were delicious

Imagine my surprise when I returned to the Lilac House! I could smell my brothers and sisters all over my yard. I missed them and, at first, I went on a hunger strike. But a guy can only keep that up for so long until he just needs to eat. After a few days, I realized I had a new pack that didn’t look like me, but I could tell they loved me.

My two-legged pack and my big back yard

That was then, and now I’m 7. I’ll be 8 next month. I love going where my pack goes. At The Mermaid House, we’re together all day long. Mom sits in her office (the couch) and Dad sits at the desk (or in Mom’s office, on the couch) and I grab some shut eye. Also, I have a balcony here where I like to sit and bark at people as they walk by. Dad tells me no,”but I’m pretty sure he just doesn’t recognize the potential peril of these strangers. They’re very close to my house, these walkers.

Me on patrol of The Mermaid House Deck

The other thing about this ocean house is we walk a lot together. Did I mention I’ve lost 8 pounds? I know this because when we went to my new Long Beach vet for my itchy ears, they told us. Everyone says what a big head I have. They say it in a good way. They talk about my size almost every time. In sum, I guess I’m a big boy, but not as big as I used to be.

Our walk

About me. I like making friends, both 2-leggeds and 4-leggeds. I don’t enjoy squirrels. At my old house with the big yard the squirrels taunted me all the time, and then when I finally got one and threw it up in the air, I got in trouble. I think I may have squirrel trauma. The squirrels here are different somehow so I’m trying to move on.

My main thing is I have this superpower where I draw people over to have long conversations with my mom and dad about things that feel important. They always seem happy after. I just do my thing, then I go sit down and take a nap while my people yammer on about stuff. Also, lots of people want to give me kisses.

Giving Laura kisses. I love Cafe Luxxe so much.

One thing we all agree on, and I hear it often: Kai is such a good boy. I’ll chime in on this blog from time to time. It is The Kainnection Adventure, after all.

In search of Dog Love

We might see each other on the road. If we do, say hi. Remember, I’m such a good boy. May your day be filled with all the Go Bananas  treats you can eat. (They have those at the outside market on Sunday. They’re delicious.)

Puppy love
I hope we buy Go Bananas today

About @jamieweil

I'm on an adventure to bring happiness, relaxation, and some shine to a stressed out world. You might call it a Divine mission. Covid Season 2020 has taught me some important lessons about myself and about you, but most importantly about US. I have written about those in a book called Shine: When Chasing Sacred Spaces Goes Dark, my 6th book which came out December 2020 and hit #1 Bestseller in 7 categories thanks to my readers. I teach an online class to empower empaths through writing and am holding my first writing retreat for empaths under the Full Flower Moon and Lunar Eclipse May 5-7, 2023 in mystical Mt. Shasta, California. We have sold our house, not bought another, and have set out on a synchronistic adventure with Kai, our 103 pound lab, at the center. We call it The Kainnection Adventure. Dogs are the equalizers of all. (Home base:
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9 Responses to Such a Good Boy

  1. Yolie Flores says:

    Love this!! Love Kai!!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Michael Weil says:

    Hey Goobie, you are such a good boy!!! Thanks for letting me hang out with you. You’re the best! Love you. Dad

    P.S. Your Mom wrote this awesome story. I hope she reads it to you!

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    • @jamieweil says:

      Thanks, Dad! You’re welcome. Thanks for taking me potty in the rain and letting me lick your face (and mom’s armpits) in the morning. I just love that. Love Goobie


  3. csmall725sbcglobalnet says:

    What a darling entry! It sounds like you are all living the dream. I’m blissing out vicariously. I couldn’t believe it when you said Kai was almost 8 years old! Where has the time gone?! I also didn’t realize Kai meant “sea.” Beautiful.

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    • @jamieweil says:

      Aunt Cathy! Can you believe our guy? He really flows like the sea in and out of adventure and naps. He loves how he can go to restaurants here. We will take him to the fancy restaurant for his birthday and let him get the salmon 🤣 Looking forward to seeing you in May🥰


      • csmall725sbcglobalnet says:

        I’m smiling at Kai getting to go out to dinner for his birthday. Yes, it’ll be good to see you. I can’t remember when we last met in person….

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      • @jamieweil says:

        I don’t know either! Kai will be so excited. Just got back from his post-dinner ocean walk and is taking his – you guessed it – evening nap.❤️


  4. Tamara Roberts says:

    I love this sweet little story! Thanks Jamie 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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