Squash & Me

November 2011 (updated February 2015)

Mostly this blog happened because the animals were making me laugh and I wanted to be able to show others how silly they were.  After a time this became the chronicles of my many rescues: Louise (aka Lulu Belle) my fearful shy 60 lb maybe Hound/Lab (5), Sofie Bear (4), 50 lb Sheltie/mischief mix, and the house cats: Noel (the Christmas Cat – 8), Nine (the Mancat – 4), Stella (the Meangirl – 3 1/2), and the baby, Mini Cooper (9 months).

You will also see many wonderful animals past:  Squash E Bear (pictured above in the summer of ’08) – my soul mate in fur, The Muffin Man (Muffy) cat, Miss Constance Kitty cat, Zackery cat, Georgia guinea pig (gp), and Cuddles cat, Mr. Moto (gp), SMore (gp), Checkers (gp), and the wonderful Nikki dog.  They give me no end of joy and keep me laughing.

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I put my loves out in the cyberspace so that others may share in our fun.  Thank you for stopping by.  If you want you can email me at or comment on any posting and I will see it.  I love to hear from you.

Best Regards and happy blogging – Lorian Lipton

Its just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

Louise & Sofie Summer 2011


48 responses to “About

  1. Bassas Blog

    January 5, 2012 at 08:30

    I have awarded your blog with the Versatile Blogger Award. This is the link to the post 🙂

    • dogdaz

      January 5, 2012 at 09:27

      Hey thanks! I will try and figure out how to make all this stuff work on the internet. Appreciate the support Basso. – DogDaz

  2. barb19

    January 17, 2012 at 15:29

    Hey, nice to meet you, and thanks for the follow! I’ve been looking through some of your posts and it looks like you have a lot of fun with your ‘zoo’, so I’m now following you. I love hearing stories about animals and you seem to have plenty!
    Where are you in the world? I live in Australia.

    • dogdaz

      January 17, 2012 at 16:30

      Hello Barb. I love Australia and work with many people who live there. I had great fun visiting with the penguins on Prince Phillip Island last year, but sadly, I live on the other side of the world on the east coast of the US in Maryland. Thanks for following the antics of my zoo. Yes we have a great deal of fun (most days) and on the other days, well we have fun then too. – DogDaz

  3. kofegeek

    February 19, 2012 at 22:01

    Dear dogdaz! I love your blog and dog pics so much, I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award!

    check it here:

    • dogdaz

      February 19, 2012 at 23:11

      Oh wow! That is so kind of you. I am really glad that you are enjoying the antics of my zoo. Thank you so much.

  4. Fluffy Tufts

    February 21, 2012 at 12:40

    Hi DogDaz from all of us here in the Fluffy Tufts Den!
    We wanted you to know that we have nominated you for the “Awesome Blog Content” Award!
    You can read about it here:
    We love your blog! 🙂

    • dogdaz

      February 21, 2012 at 13:09

      Wow! Thanks. That was so kind of you. – DogDaz

  5. The Pawsitive Thinker

    April 1, 2012 at 19:29

    Round and round in bloggy world and here I am. Nice blog! Glad I found it!

    • dogdaz

      April 1, 2012 at 20:36

      So glad you found us too! I will cycle round to you too.

  6. winloseordraw

    April 4, 2012 at 04:31

    Louise is a beautiful dog! Thank you for following 🙂

    • dogdaz

      April 4, 2012 at 16:33

      Thanks so much, she is my little beauty!

  7. Sonel

    April 25, 2012 at 00:52

    Your babies are just gorgeous! Lovely photo’s! 🙂

    • dogdaz

      May 22, 2012 at 21:57

      Thanks for reading. We love the zoo.

  8. petrel41

    June 14, 2012 at 16:04

    Congratulations dogdaz, I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award!

    Rules are at

    If you have been nomimated before, I think you deserve another nomination 🙂

    • dogdaz

      June 14, 2012 at 17:21

      Thank you so much Petrel. We love awards and appreciate every single one of them.

  9. nanawith2dogs

    June 18, 2012 at 22:46

    Hi Sofie and Louise from my 2 Shelties Sophie and Bobby, and ShihTzu Jasmine. Such lovely girls and we look forward to reading about your adventures.

    • dogdaz

      June 19, 2012 at 18:20

      How fun! We are learning all about Sofie’s Sheltie side so we will watch Sophie and Bobby. Thanks for stopping by.

  10. petrel41

    June 19, 2012 at 01:28

    Thank you for subscribing to my blog! I hope that I won’t disappoint you 🙂

    • dogdaz

      July 28, 2012 at 08:22

      That would not be possible. 🙂

  11. David Kanigan

    September 12, 2012 at 05:49

    You inspire me with your posts. Thank you. I have nominated you for the “Inspiring Blog Award” @ You are under no obligation to accept – just know your blog is valued and appreciated. Thank you. Dave

    • dogdaz

      September 12, 2012 at 07:25

      Greatly appreciated. That I inspire you means a lot.

  12. Jessica

    September 24, 2012 at 00:40

    Your blog is ON FIRE, so I nominated you for The Blog on Fire Award! Please click here for more info: Love, Taylor and Jessica

    • dogdaz

      September 24, 2012 at 08:29

      So sweet! Thanks so much.

  13. readingwithrhythm

    October 19, 2012 at 10:34

    I have just discovered your Zoo. It looks like a fun place and I think I might come visit more often!

    • dogdaz

      October 19, 2012 at 10:49

      Please do! We love new friends.

  14. Luke's Adventures

    October 25, 2012 at 15:10

    I look like Louise! She looks gorgeous! I’m a black lab beagle mix. Still a puppy growing into my paws.

    • dogdaz

      October 25, 2012 at 15:12

      You will someday be full paw size. Lulu is Black Lab/Plott Hound, I think. She has this incredible dark brown under her black.

  15. The Daily Golden

    November 29, 2012 at 21:47

    I have chosen you for the “Blog of the Year” Award 2012. Another star for you! Love the blog!

    • dogdaz

      November 29, 2012 at 22:06

      Thank you so much Goldie, we are so excited.

  16. angelswhisper2011

    December 10, 2012 at 04:04

    Wow, I like your zoo. I’m glad you found me, so I can read more about this funny place. Thank you for the follow 🙂

  17. yourothermotherhere

    March 17, 2013 at 02:08

    May God richly bless you for rescuing animals in need.

    • dogdaz

      March 17, 2013 at 08:29

      Thanks I am blessed

  18. Miss Harper Lee

    May 14, 2013 at 08:13

    I have nominated you for the Super Sweet Blogging Award. You can read all about it here: Thank you for making my Black and White Sundays beautiful with your fantastic photos.

    • dogdaz

      May 14, 2013 at 08:24

      How kind Miss Harper Lee. I love our B&W sundays. Thank you so much! A big lick on your nose.

  19. Gator Woman

    July 18, 2013 at 06:56

    What wonderful images you have here.
    Thank you so much for sharing your “children.”

    • dogdaz

      July 18, 2013 at 08:47

      You are welcome. Thanks for looking

  20. DLemaire

    November 2, 2013 at 01:47

    I put you on my follow list because all blogs about dogs are worth following ;).

    • dogdaz

      November 2, 2013 at 10:53

      Thank you new friend. Mom is away on business and will give you a proper hello when she returns in DEC.

  21. fozziemum

    January 27, 2014 at 05:52

    How lovely to meet you and thankyou for your like on my have a beautiful zoo! and I look forward to following your travelling zoo 🙂 Fozziemum

    • dogdaz

      January 27, 2014 at 08:52

      You are welcome. Looking forward to swapping stories.

  22. Vicki Flaherty

    April 5, 2014 at 21:09

    You probably saw this since you know David K, but made me think of you:


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