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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.

Caturday: 3 Cats & A Bag of Chocolates

Grammie loves candy. So for her 95th birthday, we gave her a ton. If I had asked the cats to pose like this around a 5 lb bag of chocolate, you know that would have never happened. They are all trouble makers in their own right but as a gang, watch out! They will knock everything you hold dear off the counter and into dog territory.

I cannot imagine a life without cats!

Just another CATDogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on July 25, 2020 in Cats

 

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Wonderful Wednesday: A Cat’s Life In 3 Lines

HAVING SLEPT, THE CAT GETS UP BY KOBAYASHI ISSA

Having slept, the cat gets up,
yawns, goes out
to make love.

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on July 22, 2020 in Cats

 

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Monday Mischief: Sofie’s Boycott

It is getting ridiculously hot outside. Mom tried to walk me before the sun was up, but it was still too hot. Let Louise go with her, she likes it. Not me! I am not going out there unless I absolutely have to.

Who’s with me on this? I are going to boycott walks! NO WALKS! TOO HOT!

What kind of mischief did you get into today?

Remember parents, if you place your hand on the pavement and it is too hot for you, it is too hot for paws!

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on July 20, 2020 in Dogs

 

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Black and White Sunday: This Is Comfort

Is there anything more comfortable than a pile pillows? – Charles, the Mugwump

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on July 19, 2020 in Dogs

 

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Caturday: Noel and Paco

Miss Noel, the Christmas cat, with her friend, Paco, the marshmallow bird.

I cannot imagine a life without cats!

Just another CATDogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on July 18, 2020 in Cats

 

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Wonderful Wednesday: Charles Turns 12

Mini Cooper loves Charles ❤

Charles in the dirt, as usual

What a wonderful little man you are Mr. Charles.

Happy 12th Birthday!

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on July 15, 2020 in Dogs

 

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Monday Mischief: Mommy Time

The only one that wants to walk these days is Louise. We go out in the early morning when it is ‘cooler’ (78 degrees by 7 AM). She is one of those dogs that must be walked so I watch the temperature and I make sure to walk before it hits 80. She is loving this alone time with me.

Sofie refuses to go outside: thinking that there are fireworks or thunder or it’s too hot. And when I say refuses, imagine a donkey sitting on its behind refusing to move.

I am not stubborn. I just want to do things my way!

Charles, well he doesn’t like to get up before noon, so the idea of walking to him in the morning is just ridiculous.

It is way to early to get up. Come back later.

What kind of mischief did you get into today?

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on July 13, 2020 in Dogs

 

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Black and White Sunday: Surprise

Someone turns 12 this week. I am not going to tell you who.

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on July 12, 2020 in Dogs

 

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Caturday: Stella Girl

It is not often that Stella slows down enough for me to get a decent picture. If you remember, she is not in the general house population of cats so catching her in pictures takes some determined effort on my part. She lives in her own room and that is the way she likes it. Occasionally. Louise or Sofie will visit, but she hates Charles, and she does not get along with any of the cats. By herself, she is a sweet girl who will sit on your lap for hours if you let her. Talk, talk, talk, talk, talk. I guess this solitary life leaves her with a lot to say.

 

I cannot imagine a life without cats!

Just another CATDogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on July 11, 2020 in Cats

 

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Not Wonderful Wednesday: Enough Already!

Louise is looking for anywhere to hide in the thunderstorm

Sofie is calming down now that the worst has passed for the moment.

The storms have been endless. Hour after hour of boomers overhead. And now, Louise is more afraid than Sofie. She even hid in Charles’ small kennel to try and get away from the noise. The only thing I can do is make a tent and hold them close, but this is getting to the point I worry if they are going to have heart attacks. Louise was so frightened of the fireworks noise that she ate her dog bed when I was tending to Sofie and Charles (I always worry about them ingesting foam) during the over 2 hours that my wonderful neighbors blew up fireworks all around my house on July 4th. It didn’t help that we had a thunderstorm earlier in the day.

Louise hides under any table or desk that she can find, but nothing seems to work for long. This is not good when you have multiple animals with Noisephobia. I am really starting to hate the 4th of July and summer storms.

Oh, and yes, I have tried thunder shirts, and calming CBD treats, and so on, and so on. Sadly, I think I may need to get them sedatives. This is just so sad when nothing can calm them. I am always open to suggestions if anyone has any ideas what might work to help calm them.

Stay well.

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on July 8, 2020 in Dogs

 

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