7.5.13 Follow Up Friday then ON VACATION!

05 Jul

Today is Follow-up Friday hosted by Jodi from Heart Like A Dog.  This is where we review the week behind so that we can launch into the week ahead (or something like that).

On Caturday, we were remembering Miss Constance Kitty (RIP), when she was a kitten, and how she would always play with Squash E Bear’s (RIP) tail.  It still cracks us up.  She thought it was another kitten.
And since we were thinking about tails last weekend, Sunday’s Black & White was a shot of the dogs down by the river at Breezy Point.  You might be able to see black Louise in the distance by the trees but Sofie’s tail caught the very bottom of the shot.  It reminded me of that game – “I Spy.”  Did you find her?  Most of you did.
On Mischief Monday we went swimming in our Louise’s best girlfriend, Amy’s, pool.  3 dogs + 1 baby pool = lots of fun.  Sofie likes to play alligator, where she gets all the way down in the water with just her eyes and ears out, but the labs don’t seem to find that funny. I do.  BOL.
2 Labs and a Sofie tail

2 Labs and a Sofie tail

For our Tuesday’s Tails Blog Hop, we featured the cutest long haired cat named Rags.  We hope she finds her home.  We only have short hair cats at the zoo right now and I think they shed way more than the long hairs do.  Don’t you?  If only people understood that, maybe they would adopt her quick, because she is a beauty.
Wordless Wednesday were some Irish Wolfhounds from my business trip to Dublin, Ireland.   I did not take the picture personally, but I really wanted to share these beautiful big dogs.
Wednesday was also my last day at IBM after 18 years. Over the years I got to see a lot of wonderful places and work with a bunch of great people. Everywhere I travel, you know I am attracted to the animals and try to bring some home to the blog.  Now onto the rest of my life – more animals to see!
Thursday was American Independence Day (Fourth of July) and we thanked all the humans and animals that keep us safe and free.  Thank you for your service!!!!  Please think about adopting a retired military dog – what a wonderful, well trained, addition to any family.
We are also happy that Sofie’s toe is on the mend.  She finishes the antibiotic today and seems to be leaving it alone, except for an occasional chew.
That’s it for the week. Thanks for playing along with us.
I am taking my first (much needed) family vacation in years starting tomorrow (isn’t forced retirement wonderful?). The daily zoo pictures will continue every day but not the hops and chats and I may be delayed on comment replies since I will be on the beach.
Warning: To any robbers out there, the house/cat sitter has a gun and knows how to use it, so don’t think that my house will be empty/  Also, we taught Noel to shoot just in case you get passed the door.
May you all have a wonderful week, DogDaz will return in full to cyberspace on Monday, 15 July.

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤


Follow Up Friday is part of the blog hop hosted by Heart Like A Dog.




Posted by on July 5, 2013 in Cats, Dogs


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20 responses to “7.5.13 Follow Up Friday then ON VACATION!

  1. speedyrabbit

    July 5, 2013 at 03:04

    another busy week,enjoy your Vacation look forward to hearing all about it when you get back,xx Speedy and Rachel

    • dogdaz

      July 5, 2013 at 07:49

      Have a great week

  2. Genevieve Petrillo

    July 5, 2013 at 05:49

    That warning should do the trick with the robbers and maniacs. You’ve got it covered. Have fun!

    • dogdaz

      July 5, 2013 at 07:49

      Thanks – we are planning lots of safe fun

  3. Miss Harper Lee

    July 5, 2013 at 09:52

    Looks like you have one excellent security system. Have a wonderful vacation!

    • dogdaz

      July 5, 2013 at 10:08

      We will – see you in a week

  4. Emmadog

    July 5, 2013 at 10:23

    Have a great vacation!

    • dogdaz

      July 5, 2013 at 12:37

      Thanks Emmadog

  5. Vicki Flaherty

    July 5, 2013 at 11:31

    EnJOY your vacation! (Love the comic!)

    • dogdaz

      July 5, 2013 at 12:36

      Thanks Vicki – I will keep you posted

  6. easyweimaraner

    July 5, 2013 at 11:33

    Have a great time and enjoy the beach. Have tons of fun together!

    • dogdaz

      July 5, 2013 at 12:36

      Thank you. I am looking forward to it

  7. Suzanne

    July 5, 2013 at 14:27

    Can I share a remembrance of Mr Riley Cat, a long haired orange tabby that we adopted from AASPCA for my daughter’s 8th birthday gift? In spite of promises to the contrary, and my not being a “cat person”, he became my charge. He was sweet as could be and then turn in an instant into Attack Cat. He took out a few (myself included) who rubbed him the wrong way or didn’t stand up to his expectations. But mostly he is remembered for cuddling up with on the couch. When the vet asked what we wanted done with him, I could barely refrain thru the tears from asking if he could be made into a pillow. I miss him calling for me in the morning and meeting me at the door when I come home. But mostly, I miss my cuddles on the sofa. Maybe I’ve become a cat person after all.

    • dogdaz

      July 5, 2013 at 14:33

      Suzanne. Thank you so much for sharing. Even ‘non-cat’ people, can become attached to a special feline. I know many who do. How great that you had those moments. – Lorian

  8. Bassa's Blog

    July 7, 2013 at 03:27

    Enjoy your vacation! The picture of the cat with the AK47 is hilarious 🙂

    • dogdaz

      July 7, 2013 at 07:48

      Barnaby in action

  9. Jodi

    July 8, 2013 at 12:00

    LOL what a great follow-up, I hope you enjoy your vacation.

    • dogdaz

      July 8, 2013 at 23:55


  10. Misaki

    July 9, 2013 at 14:50

    Hope you have a lovely holiday. can’t wait to hear all about it when you get back.
    ps love the kitty with the gun!!

    • dogdaz

      July 9, 2013 at 22:29

      Thanks – she is protecting the house

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