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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: January Review

What a month it was!

What kind of mischief did you get into today?

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on February 4, 2019 in Cats, Dogs

 

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Black and White Sunday: What Is Love?

Love is a funny thing: you can’t see it, you just feel it.

I love Louise and Louise loves me.

I know by the way she wakes me up in the morning (by walking on me and licking my face);

how she reacts when I come home from somewhere (with crazy tail wags);

the way she looks at me with those brown eyes (so soulful and adoring);

how she relaxes when I am near.

Some scientists say that animals don’t really love, that what we see is just an attachment or bond to the owner.

But I say that isn’t true!!  I think animals love – don’t you?

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on February 3, 2019 in Dogs

 

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DogDaz Zoo: Happy Whistle-Pig Day

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These Ground Hogs are such funny weather predicting creatures. They have names like woodchuck, land-beaver, and whistle-pig. Our regional prognosticator is named Punxsutawney Phil. Phil is known as the “Seer of Seers,” the “Prognosticator of Prognosticators” and the “Most Photographed Pennsylvanian.” People in Pennsylvania dress up in top hats and tails and have this whole big event each year to see if we are going to have an early spring or late winter. Leave it to a rodent to let us know.

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Whether Phil sees his shadow or not today, this has been a roller coaster cold winter in the mid-Atlantic already. I plan on staying inside until summer comes.

Update 2019 at 7 am. Phil did not see his shadow. We will have an early spring!!

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Posted by on February 2, 2019 in Animals

 

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Wordy Wednesday: Whose Nose Is Better?

Noses are so interesting, I decided to do a small study of them.

Did you know that cats have about 80 to 200 million odor-sensitive olfactory receptor cells in their nose? That sounds pretty amazing since humans only have about 5 million. That makes a cat’s sense of smell significantly better than humans. Cats also have an organ on the top of their mouth which helps them smell (I bet you didn’t know that).

Dogs have about  150 to 300 million odor-sensitive olfactory receptor cell depending on the breed. Dog’s super ability to smell is enhanced by their long snouts and also by the structure of their brains which is wired for smelling hundreds of different scents all at the same time. Dogs also have an extra organ in their nasal passages to help pick up smells.

It is an interesting debate regarding who has a better smell ability, cats or dogs. The more I read on the internet, the more different articles disagreed.

Who do you think has the better smelling ability – cats or dogs?

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on January 30, 2019 in Cats, Dogs

 

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Monday Mischief: Snow Day

Snow days are fun because it isn’t that cold usually. The first snow made us happy.

Sofie likes to eat the snow.

Ultimately, there were about 10″ of snow which was almost over Charles’ head, but at this point, he was still able to jump through it.

What kind of mischief did you get into today?

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on January 28, 2019 in Dogs

 

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Black and White Sunday: Up Close

Noel, the Christmas cat, is a mess. She seems to always have mudge in her eyes and food all over her face and never is able to get clean. I just love this silly girl.

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on January 27, 2019 in Cats

 

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Caturday: Mini & Mr. Rabbit

Mini Cooper is anything but quiet. So catching her in this moment, while contemplating her next great troublemaking endeavor, was a gift. She is the sweetest girl. She thinks she is a dog and just wants to be in the center of everything. Diluted Tortes are a special bunch.

I cannot imagine a life without cats!

Just another CATDogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on January 26, 2019 in Cats

 

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