Remember that show, Hawaiian Moving Company, with Michael W. Perry? It may have started as a disco-dance program (with Kamasami Kong, not Perry… LOL)—which, to be honest, I’m too young to remember—but anyone who’s seen the KGMB classic that ran for 26 years (the curtain call came in 2004) will remember the closing montage of smiling folks giving shaka. Though you’d mostly watch to see if there might be someone you knew, Mauians were more likely to glimpse a Waikiki beach boy or cute keiki surfing with his/her dog. As a Kula kid, I found this a little unsettling. Is the dog in danger? Oh, dogs can swim? OK. Also unsettling was the first time I witnessed a guy paddle boarding. Seeing him standing out there, alone, in the distance, for a moment I thought it was a second coming. Paddle boarding has boomed (to say the least) in just a few short years, and I’ve accepted it—no, embraced it—much in the same way I have, as a kid, the safety of surfing dogs. This weekend, those who love both can do both in the “Paddle with a Pooch” race, which starts and finishes at Sugar Beach. Sponsored by Naish Maui Pro Center, all the proceeds benefit the East Maui Animal Refuge (The Boo Boo Zoo). 575-5432 ext. 17, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.