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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.

Monday Mischief: Another in the series of ‘That Can’t Be Comfortable”

Another in the annals of ‘That Cannot Be Comfortable.’

Really, Sofie! That just can’t be comfortable.

And you should have heard her snoring!

What kind of mischief did you get into today?

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on February 24, 2020 in Dogs

 

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Black and White Sunday: Golden Slumbers

I find it so calming to watch animals sleep. They seem to sleep with such abandon. The animals always seem to be sleeping in weird and different places in the house. I think I was drying a rug on top of the washing machine and he decided it was comfy.

Golden slumbers kiss your eyes,
Smiles awake you when you rise;
Sleep, pretty wantons, do not cry,
And I will sing a lullaby,
Rock them, rock them, lullaby.

Care is heavy, therefore sleep you,
You are care, and care must keep you;
Sleep, pretty wantons, do not cry,
And I will sing a lullaby,
Rock them, rock them, lullaby.

‘Golden Slumbers’ is a lullaby from Thomas Dekker’s 1603 play Patient Grissel, written with Henry Chettle and William Haughton. You may recognize it because The Beatles used it in their song of the same name on their Abbey Road album.

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on February 23, 2020 in Cats

 

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Caturday: Can You Stop For A Moment, Stella?

Trying to capture a picture of Stella is like trying to get a good shot of lightning in the sky.

I cannot imagine a life without cats!

Just another CATDogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on February 22, 2020 in Cats

 

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Wonderful Wednesday: Driving Miss Daisy

Please remember to always take your keys if you leave dogs, or children, in the car.

It may seem funny but luckily no one was hurt. Stay safe out there!

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on February 19, 2020 in Dogs

 

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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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