Yes, technically Wai is “just a dog.” But hey, we don’t
have kids and we love our dog. And yes, we bought our
house in Rossland for him… and we take trips based
around him (which means mostly car trips) and yes, the
rumor is true, Alex does cook for him. But we swear, he
isn’t spoiled. And he is worth it. Alex thinks having a
high maintenance dog makes her look lower maintenance.
What’s up with the name? It means “water” in Maori (and
we think other Polynesian languages.) We were on a long
series of trips and ended up in a bar/restaurant named
Wai in New Zealand. We looks at each other and said it’s
time to go home, settle down and get a dog. Hence the
name. We knew any dog we got would love the water… and
he does! Frozen, fresh or salt!