Posts Tagged ‘dog’

Aloha everyone! A while back I posted about an upcoming project in the works and am pleased to report that it is finally finished!

Last fall, our beloved pup, Kiko had to be put down due to genetic complications in her intestinal tract. We are still grieving from it, and this was quite literally the most difficult circumstance that I have had to accept in my short time on this earth.

Kiko brought so much love, happiness and light into our world that her absence had, and has, a profound affect on our lives moving forward.

Anna and I decided that to pay homage to her wonderful spirit and as a way for us to work through this grief, we would create a coloring book in her honor, so that we could share her with the world.
This is unlike any other coloring book out there in that it is comprised of highly detailed, tattoo flash quality artwork. If you wanted you could scan any of these pages and get a tattoo from the art inside, lol.

The story is quirky and fun and completely captures Kiko’s personality. It is essentially about her quest to find a sunshine patch that she could lay in and warm her belly. This was totally part of her real life MO.

I drew a majority of the art; all the creatures that she encounters, in Japanese-style, complete with wind and water bars. Anna drew Kiko (drawing is not her strongest talent, although I love the way she draws, she would argue otherwise) and captured our dog’s innocence and playfulness, perfectly.

It is for sale now on my site: http://www.rolandpacheco.com  and on Amazon.com.

It is only $12 and a quarter of the sales from this book will be donated to the Big Island Dog Rescue, a non-profit organization dedicated to the relocation of adoptable dogs and cats, from Hawaii to the U.S. Mainland. http://www.bigislanddogrescue.org.

This is an adult/all-ages coloring book and it is 50 pages total with 20 of those pages being color-able artwork, so it will provide hours of entertainment.

Please check out my site for some images from the book or to place an order.

Thank you for your time and thank you for looking.

Peace!

Yesterday was a rest day, which was nice, but meant that today’s workout would be coming off of that period of rest and would be that much more difficult considering that we had to do two (workouts, that is).

Two weeks ago we did the same routine: Fit Test and MIC. At that time we wore ourselves out during the FT and had little to no energy left to complete the MIC, so decided to throw in the towel 30 minutes into MIC (itself a 55 minute workout). We just didn’t have enough gas. Knowing this, today we set out to not only excel at the FT (if we could) but to save enough energy to complete the entire MIC, which we did.
The FT is something that if you look at only the progress that you have made from the last time you did the test, you might get depressed. But if you look at the first test you took and compare it to now, you’ll see some improvement. Making progress is a good thing and seeing it on paper (as well as feeling it) helps. You want to improve over your last time but there is only so much room for improvement once you get into the realm of reps vs. time allotted.
Each FT exercise (8 total), be it Power Jumps or Push-Up Jacks is 1 minute long. Except for the one exercise that counts each individual limb movement as a rep (Low Plank Oblique) or the one that counts 4 revolutions as one rep (Globe Jumps) you begin to max out at around 60 reps per minute. It’s just the way things go. Sure with some exercises you won’t come anywhere near 60 reps (see again, Globe Jumps or Suicide Jumps) but soon it all begins to feel a little futile. Especially since when you finish the FT you have the MIC to do.

We did well enough and managed to finish them both. With only mild collapsing on the floor.

That said, we still yelled and threw things at the TV.

Note: If you plan on throwing a dog, make sure that you don’t pick it up by the pointy end.