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The dogs: Louise (aka Lulu Belle), Sofie Bear The cats: Noel (the Christmas cat), Nine (the Mancat), Stella, and Mini Cooper

DogDaz Zoo: Missing Chip


“Dale, Where’s Chip?”  A little chipmunk humor to make your day.  – DogDaz

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Posted by on December 1, 2015 in Animals


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Monday Mischief: Drawing Boundries


We were walking in the neighborhood and noticed that some people are really clear about where their property ends and their neighbor’s starts.  Mom said that trees don’t care about boundary lines.  The leaves fall freely where they may and don’t get all caught up in what side they are on.  We like that idea.  Animals don’t care about property lines either.  That is why humans define our space with fences and such, because we would be like the leaves and go everywhere.  If there is a squirrel in your yard, we are going to chase it no matter what!  That only seems right.




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This is a blog hop. I hopped it from MYBrownNewfies. Check them out for more mischief.

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo <3


Posted by on November 30, 2015 in Dogs


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Black and White Sunday: Looking Back

sofie oct 2013

Sofie in Oct 2013.

Interesting how much her feathers have grown & how dark her ear tips have become.  Just a few years makes a world of difference in an animal.

Have a wonderful Sunday.


This is part of the Black and White Sunday Blog Hop. Thanks to Dachshund Nola and Sugar for hosting.

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo <3


Posted by on November 29, 2015 in Dogs


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DogDaz Zoo: 4 Years of Blogging

collage 2015 namesNovember 28 marks 4 years of blogging for DogDaz Zoo.  I have done a post almost every day during that time and many days I have posted twice.  Since November 2011, I have published over 2,633 posts, received more than 23,459 comments, with 94,113 views and 1,831 people followers.  Those numbers blow my mind.  DogDaz started because of my love for my dogs and cats and my interest in connecting to a global community of animal lovers.  It was a way to share my deep enjoyment of animals, my love of technology,  and my desire to converse with others of a like mind.  The journey has been rewarding and wonderful.

Sqaush E Bear, in his last year with us.

Sqaush E Bear, in his last year with us 2010 (by K8).

There are so many times I have thought about not blogging anymore. Those of you that post your own stuff know how hard it is to keep a constant schedule – coming up with new material, making sure you meet your deadlines.  All that can wear on you after 1,400 or so days.  But I love to blog. The once or twice I have taken more than a few days break, I have missed it tremendously.  That is why I always find a way, day after day, to share fun photos, stories, and stuff.

Life at the zoo has gotten pretty busy.  The daylight is shorter and the workday is longer. There seems to be less and less time to be creative (bummer).  I think I am going to alter my publishing schedule a little to give myself a break.  Maybe, I will do 4 days out of 7 or something like that?  I love the interaction with my readers and don’t want to lose that. Many of you, your animals, your families, feel like old friends. I have watched you grow and you have watched us.  We share your high moments, and sadly, sometimes, your low moments.  Thank you for 4 great blog years.  I look forward to lightening my blogging load to get more time to read your stuff.


Cleaning up after hurricane Sandy 2012

Happy Blog-iversary from DogDaz Zoo to all of you  – Lorian and Louise (aka Lulu Belle), Sofie Bear, Noel (the Christmas Cat), Nine, Stella, and Mini Cooper.

Nov 2012

Early Zoo: Miss Constance Kitty, Stella, Noel, The Muffin Man, Nine, Louise, Sofie – 2012

July 2015

New Zoo: Lulu, Sofie, Noel, Nine, Stella, and Mini Cooper – 2015


Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo <3


Posted by on November 28, 2015 in Cats, Dogs


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DogDaz Zoo: Racked


Posted by on November 27, 2015 in Animals


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DogDaz Zoo: Turkey Bomb


Wishing a happy Thanksgiving day to all who celebrate.  Today I am thinking about all those that are struggling and how blessed I am to be able to be with my family and friends in a safe an calm moment.  DogDaz Zoo is sending you lots of love and sweet potatoes on this wonderful American family holiday.



Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo <3


Posted by on November 26, 2015 in Animals


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Sofie Bear Turns 5!!!!

A sillier dog there never was than my Soda Pop.
sofie 5 bday

I cannot imagine a life without Sofie Bear!

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo <3


Posted by on November 25, 2015 in Cats, Dogs


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