What a perfect day for the 3 DogDaz beauties to return from vacation because someone decided it is NATIONAL DOG DAY! We thought that every day was DOGDAZ (d-aw-ga-d-aye-za). Fall is in the air this week, summer is winding down, kids are heading back to school, and sadly, the pool is full of leaves. The zoo is as busy as ever and we plan on a full schedule of blogging about our antics. We hope you had a nice summer break and are ready to start taking longer walks in cooler temperatures. We know that Sofie and Charles are. Louise has been walking no matter how hot it is, but those fluff balls, no way they are going out in the heat and humidity. Bark Out Loud. Looking forward to fall.
Hello Blog Friends – We found some very interesting things on our walk today that I want to tell you about.
We found a red balloon, which we learned means that there are clowns in the storm drains. We think that is just silly. The kids told us the clown’s name is “Pennywise.” We think Pennywise may just be clownfoolish. I think we will stay away from the storm drains for a while anyway. Mom says they are dangerous for dog paws and best to be avoided if something is going to grab you and pull you in.
Then we found an Eastern Box Turtle walking across the road. We wanted to play with it but Mommy said ‘No.’ She always says ‘No.’ These are common turtles in our area and best left alone unless they are in danger. Around here you have to be careful because the car in front of you may stop for what appears to be no reason and you will find it is to let the turtle cross the road. That makes me think of a joke: “Why did the turtle cross the road…. to get to the other side. ” Bark Out Loud, I am funny!!!
What kind of mischief did you get into today? – Louise (aka Lulu Belle the comedian)
Time seems to be flying at the Zoo. It is hard to believe that little Stella is 6 years old today,
Happy birthday, Stella. We are really glad that we figured out what would make you happy, which is living in your own space without other cats. We are glad you at least let Sofie and Louise visit, though Lulu is not sure what to do when she is in your room. Charles seems to ruffle your fur, so that doesn’t work well. You are a sweet girl and we are glad you found us.
DogDaz friend, Jeanne Bellis, is doing outstanding work taking hard to place dogs and helping them socialize and reintegrate to new homes. Here is Part 3 of the Socializing Waylon series. Waylon, a catahoula-cattledog mix, was in a bind. His owner, a US Marine, was being deployed overseas and Waylon, a dog aggressive, fearful mess, had only one hope – Bellis Boot Camp. Follow Jeanne as she socializes Waylon with her pack. It’s amazing what patience, smarts, good training and love can do. This is the final episode of Waylon’s journey to socialization. Now he is ready for adoption. Let’s find him a new family to love.
We hope you enjoyed this little series. Do you find the “DogDaz Zoo: Loving Fearful Dogs” posts of interest? Would you like me to do more of them? Let me know in the comments. I am also glad to have guest posts on the topic. – Lorian, the Zoo Keeper