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About dogdaz

The DogDaz Zoo is the best place in the world. Meet the dogs: Louise (aka Lulu Belle), Sofie Bear, Charles (the Mugwump) and the cats: Noel (the Christmas cat), Nine (the Mancat), Stella, and Mini Cooper and the humans who love them.

Wordless Wednesday: Best View To Watch Spring Arrive (edited at 3 PM)

 Waiting for Spring – Charles and Sofie 2018

Spring is almost here – Nine and Sofie 2015

Spring has arrived 2011 – Louise and puppy Sofie

Afternoon update March 21, 2018

So much for the vernal equinox! Expecting 18 inches of snow before it’s done.

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤


Posted by on March 21, 2018 in Cats, Dogs


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Monday Mischief: The Beggers

Begging has gotten out of hand at the Zoo. Even Noel has joined in the staring contest.

“If I look at you soulfully enough you will surely give me a piece of whatever you are eating. RIGHT NOW!!”

Charles is actually the worst because he can’t contain himself and he starts to demand bark (with that little yappy PomChi staccato.)

The house rule is that no animal is fed from a human plate directly. Food needs to be in their bowl preferably or at least on the floor. If the other humans in the house followed my the rules, this probably would not be going on as much. I think it is much easier to train animals than humans. At least the animals are only staring and not grabbing. I guess I should feel accomplished at that much.

What kind of mischief did you get into today?

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤


Posted by on March 19, 2018 in Cats, Dogs


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Black and White Sunday: Almost Spring But Still Freezing

Hope you have a wonderful Black and White Sunday.

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤


Posted by on March 18, 2018 in Dogs


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Caturday: Noel Turns 11

Noel’s wish for her birthday is just to sleep wherever and when ever she can.

But when not sleeping, she is amusing us with her antics.

Happy 11th birthday, Noel. You bring us great joy and happiness.

I cannot imagine a life without cats!

Just another CATDogDaz morning at the zoo ❤


Posted by on March 17, 2018 in Cats


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DogDaz Zoo: A Surprise for Mom


Mom got a gluten free cupcake for her birthday. It sure looks like cardboard to us. V says everything Mom eats is cardboard anyway (because she is gluten and dairy free and does not eat meat) but we think Mom’s food is pretty good since we eat simple too (and she shares lots of veggies and fruit with us).

We are going to throw a party for Mom. Shhhh… don’t tell her. She said she is feeling old this birthday, so we thought we would throw her a little surprise to make her smile. Noel, the Christmas cat, suggested we all pee on Mom’s newspaper but we dogs can come up with something better than that (right Sofie and Charles?). Maybe we can shred some of our toys and throw the stuffing around the living room as decorations? She would surely like that. What do you think we should do?

Happy Birthday, Mom!  We love you – Louise, Sofie Bear, Charles,

Noel, Nine, Stella, and Mini Cooper.


Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤


Posted by on March 16, 2018 in Cats, Dogs


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Wordless Wednesday: Who’s Bed Is It, Anyway?

Though I cover my bed with a sheet every morning and tuck it in around my pillows, Louise has found a way to undo everything and settle in for her afternoon naps. Black hair everywhere!!!!



This is a Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop. Thanks to BlogPaws for the hop. Head over there and see what they are blogging about.

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤


Posted by on March 14, 2018 in Dogs


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Monday Mischief: 5 Below

Though February usually is the coldest month in the mid-Atlantic, it was 65 degrees many days (welcome to Maryland). January turned out to be the real freezer this year with January 5th being 5 below zero Fahrenheit. That is just too cold for woman or beast. We only take short walks on days like that. There were a few days, mostly with ice and sleet, that I just couldn’t do it at all.

The chart below, which I found on, came in handy when I was trying to figure out if it was OK for the dogs to be outside and for how long. I never really thought about it much for the big dogs, but with the little guy (15 to 18 lbs) I guess I have to be more careful. The chart says even under 40 degrees could potentially be harmful to a little dog. I think he is heartier than that.

What do you think? At what temperature do you only run out to do your business and come right back in?


What kind of mischief did you get into today?

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤


Posted by on March 12, 2018 in Dogs


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