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Monday Mischief: Benefits of BioRetention

Charles stayed home and missed all the fun today on our walk. Marc, the neighborhood river-rat dog, joined us for a roll when we got down to the point. He lives next to the community beach and is always around. We love a fall day on the Magothy River. Mom said we can’t roll in the new grasses or dig up the new sand*. We are not sure why but we kind of listen to her (you will see at the end of the second video that we are selective in our responses – Bark Out Loud!). There is nothing more fun than a beautiful day by the river with Mom.

What kind of mischief did you get into today?

*Our community replaced the failing bulkhead with natural living shoreline to improve water quality and create wildlife habitat

Faced with a failing bulkhead, the community worked with South River Federation to replace approximately 390 linear feet of existing bulkhead with a living shoreline along Mill Creek of the Magothy River.  The project complements the community’s nearby 187 linear foot shoreline installed two years ago. Additionally, this project includes a 4,200 square foot bioretention facility located between a parking lot and the shoreline to capture runoff, as well as 0.25 acres of voluntary reforestation.

This restoration will create a stable shoreline that will work to improve water quality, reduce erosion, and create habitat where there has not been any for decades.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The above photos, provided by shoreline contractor Maguire Marine, show the stunning before and after.

 

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on November 12, 2018 in Dogs

 

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DogDaz Zoo: Thank You To Our Veterans

On this, our American Veterans day, I wanted to honor the Military Working Dogs, and of course all the active service people and veterans that have protected me and my family and my nation for many years. Especially remembering my Dad who served honorably in the Army during WWII, and took a bullet so that I could be free to be me; my Uncles, my Mother’s 4 brothers, all who fought and came home to their single/widowed mom; and my brother-in-law, who saw the worst of Vietnam, and still remains a wonderful gentle man.

Thank you very much. You are my heroes. 

Wikipedia File PhotoHave you ever thought about adopting a Military dog when they come home? http://missionk9rescue.org/

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on November 11, 2018 in Dogs

 

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Caturday: A Day With Nine

I cannot imagine a life without cats!

Just another CATDogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on November 10, 2018 in Cats

 

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Wordy Wednesday: Día de los Muertos




We love celebrating the Mexican holiday “Día de los Muertos,” the “Day of the Dead.” Mom made us all wear these cool skull scarves. I think it has something to do with celebrating our ancestors. Mom says that all the animals that came before us have just run ahead and are waiting for us to catch up. On a foggy day, if you look real hard, you might be able to see them looking back or smell their scent on the wind. How do you celebrate your ancestors?

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on November 7, 2018 in Dogs

 

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Monday Mischief: October in 1 Second A Day

Monday Mischief: October in 1 Second A Day

October features vampires and ghouls, a lot of nibbling, catfighting over the new scratching post, more nibbling, and old Betty (a friend cat).

What kind of mischief did you get into today?

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on November 5, 2018 in Cats, Dogs

 

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Black and White Sunday: Clown Behavior Modification

Mom made us wait on the landing while she gave candy and prizes to the little goblins that came to the house last week on Halloween. We were surprisingly good and patient. We usually bark at every little noise and person, but for some reason, we decided to take a break this year. Maybe it was the very scary stick clown that Mommy put in front of us to keep us in line. What is it about clowns? Humans have a funny thing about them. I am not sure that we dogs find them as scary as humans do, but they are pretty weird looking. Maybe Mommy should do a clown test and see if the scary stick clown really did keep us in line. We are not going to let her know either way. Who’s afraid of a big scary stick? Not us!

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on November 4, 2018 in Dogs

 

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Caturday: Batty Noel

It is just too much fun to keep making Noel into creatures at Halloween. We know that it is past the date, but she looks so cute. Peanut loves the Snapchat app. It seems that Noel is the only animal in the zoo that can be recognized by the app to add features to (I guess because she is so light). She sure is a batty cat. Happy Caturday. If you are in the US, remember to turn your clocks back one hour tonight. If you thought it was dark already, you are in for your seasonal shock.

I cannot imagine a life without cats!

Just another CATDogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on November 3, 2018 in Cats

 

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