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Wonderful Wednesday: Photo Fail

We got haircuts and no matter how hard Mom tried, we did not want her to take a good picture of the 2 of us.

Here is the best we let her get. She says we look so pretty.

Do you like to go to the groomer?

 

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on February 8, 2023 in Dogs

 

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Monday Mischief: We’ve Got Bluebirds

My photo (sorry for the blur)

Internet photo of male and female Eastern Bluebirds

We are blessed to have Eastern Bluebirds spending a great deal of time in the yard this year. It is probably because V has discovered that they love mealworms and is mixing them into the feeders. We have waited years for Bluebirds. V even put a Bluebird house, perfectly positioned on the big maple out front, so that we can watch it when doing dishes. Last year a male came and checked it out but never moved it. I wonder if he will try it again this year?

The Eastern Bluebird is a small thrush with a big rounded head, large eyes, plump body, and alert posture. The winds are long, but the tail and legs are fairly short. The bill is short and straight.  – All about birds.org

What kind of mischief did you get into today?

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Posted by on February 6, 2023 in Dogs

 

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Black and White Sunday: Memories of Nine

A sweet memory of Mr. Nine from 2015.

This month he would have been 12. We miss him a great deal.

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Posted by on February 5, 2023 in Dogs

 

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Caturday: The Herb Window

Now that Noel can no longer get on the counter unless Mommy picks her up (which means that she can’t get into the herb window above the sink without assistance), Mini is deciding whether sunning in the herb window is her thing. I think the court is still out on that decision.

P.S. Noel still takes her meals in the herb window. She jumps on a low cabinet in the dining room, into the pass-through window from the dining room to the kitchen, then gets onto the kitchen table, and screams until she is picked up (see pic below) and placed on the kitchen counter so that she can get into her herb window. For those of you that think cats on the counters are disgusting; we wipe down all our counters/tables every day with antibacterial agents. If you can’t stand the idea of cats on your counters, then don’t allow it. Here at the zoo we protect ourselves and try to minimize the possibility of issues with clean sponges, antibacterial wipes, and healthy animals.

I cannot imagine a life without cats!

Just another CATDogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on February 4, 2023 in Cats

 

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DogDaz Zoo: Happy Whistle-Pig Day

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These Ground Hogs are such funny weather predicting creatures. They have names like woodchuck, land-beaver, and whistle-pig. Our regional prognosticator is named Punxsutawney Phil. Phil is known as the “Seer of Seers,” the “Prognosticator of Prognosticators” and the “Most Photographed Pennsylvanian.” People in Pennsylvania dress up in top hats and tails and have this whole big event each year to see if we are going to have an early spring or late winter. Leave it to a rodent to let us know.

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Groundhog day actually designates the middle point between the winter solstice and the spring equinox. There are 6 more weeks until the Vernal Equinox, which marks the beginning of spring. No matter what Phil says – SPRING IS COMING!!!!! Make way for crocus and daffodils.

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Posted by on February 2, 2023 in Animals

 

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Wonderful Wednesday: Nappers

 

Sometimes, napping with friends is just so much more comfortable, don’t you think? Are you are solo napper? Or do you like to cuddle nap with friends?

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Posted by on February 1, 2023 in Dogs

 

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Monday Mischief: Let’s Snuffle

Do you have a snuffle? They are mats that are perfect for hiding treats in so we have to work at finding them.

Jolie is absolutely obsessed with nose work; Charles, not so much.

Snuffling is a brain game. This is like dog scent hide-and-seek. Since dogs have millions (or more) scent receptors than we do, this is a great way to activate that part of their brain. According to The Dog People at Rover.com, the scent-processing part of a dog’s brain is about 40 times larger than in humans, making it about 1/8th of a dog’s total brain space.

Snuffle mats have a lot of benefits:

  • Slow down a fast eater
  • Encourage reluctant eaters
  • Help anxious or bored dogs burn energy and distract them
  • Help with cognitive decline/dementia

Do you want to learn more about using a snuffle mat? Check out this info from RUFFLE SNUFFLE, they say they are the original.

What kind of mischief did you get into today?

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Posted by on January 30, 2023 in Dogs

 

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Black and White Sunday: Perfect Me

Charles here: Black and white Sundays are perfect for my coloring, don’t you think? What are you up to today?

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Posted by on January 29, 2023 in Dogs

 

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Caturday: In Ancient Times

“In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods;

they have not forgotten this.” – Terry Pratchett

I cannot imagine a life without cats!

Just another CATDogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on January 28, 2023 in Cats

 

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Wonderful Wednesday: Let’s Roll

Happiness is rolling with your friends!

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Posted by on January 25, 2023 in Dogs

 

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