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DogDaz Zoo: Happy Birthday to the Presidents

2016 Presidents

When Mom was a kid, she got both Washington and Lincoln’s birthdays off separately as school holidays. It is not fair that someone in the government decided to combine them into one holiday instead of two.  We want both days off!!!! 

Well, if we can’t get both days off can we get every other Friday?

Happy birthday, George and Abe!  We appreciate the February break.  Mom gets a 3 day weekend which means: EXTRA WALKS! Yahoo!!

We Love when Mom is home to give us extra time –

You friends – Louise and Sofie Bear

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on February 17, 2020 in Dogs

 

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Black and White Sunday: Cooperative Gazing

A rare moment with Noel, Nine, and Mini Cooper all looking out the door probably at a squirrel or bird on the deck.

It is not often that these 3 do anything together, and definitely not cooperatively. According to my research, there may exist a very loose dominance hierarchy amongst a group of cats, but they do not form an interdependent hierarchy as dogs do. That means that they do not have a pack mentality, though they can gang together for survival, usually around food (hence feral cat colonies in the wild). The other interesting thing I learned today is that cats have relatively limited ability for complex visual signally, which we see in other animals that form social groups, because cats largely developed as solitary hunters, without the need for complex social interaction between each other. Not having this signally ability can lead to more fighting (basically they don’t understand what the other wants). It is all starting to make sense to me now…..

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on February 16, 2020 in Animals, Cats

 

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Caturday: Nine is Sweet on Lulu

Nine has always been sweet on Louise. Here is a snap from 2014 where he is trying to play with her. 6 years later and he still gives her kisses and love and tries to get her to engage. This picture could have been taken yesterday (Louise actually has that collar right now too) because he is still poking at her.

I cannot imagine a life without cats!

Just another CATDogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on February 15, 2020 in Cats, Dogs

 

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DogDaz Zoo: Nine is 9!

Mr. Nine, our 9th cat, is 9 years young today. He is a wonderful Tomcat. He loves to butt heads and kiss faces with you. Lately, he is very sweet on Louise and likes to kiss on her too. His favorite pass time is stacking the cave crickets in the laundry room when he is not looking down on you from the rafters. A good-natured cat, he rarely gets into to much trouble.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Big Boy!! 

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on February 14, 2020 in Animals, Cats

 

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Wonderful Wednesday: Lulu Loved Mojo

Louise before seeing MoJo – Louise when she sees MoJo

Louise’s love is the boy next door, his name is Mojo Rising (he is a big handsome black lab). Louise has loved Mo since she first laid eyes on him: he was 2 she was a puppy. So many years later they still have a thing for each other, except now it is a familiar sniff and a little extra wag in the tail. Louise doesn’t warm up to many dogs, but he is the wind in her sails.

Lulu loves Mojo 2012

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on February 12, 2020 in Dogs

 

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Monday Mischief: Comfort Zone

Comfort comes in many flavors. For Charlie, it is snuggling on a blanket on top of a pillow on the couch, preferably where Mini Cooper was sleeping last.

For Lulu, it is definitely on a dog bed, preferably in the same room as Mommy.

For Sofie (aka SodaPop), it is basically anywhere there is a floor, preferably with some toy that she can nibble while she falls asleep. What is your comfort spot?

What kind of mischief did you get into today?

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on February 10, 2020 in Dogs

 

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Black and White Sunday: Still The Same, Sort Of

A look back at 2017. Nothing much has changed over the last 3 years. Well, maybe they are all a little fatter and more demanding. But then again, so am I.

Happy Black and White Sunday!

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on February 9, 2020 in Dogs

 

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