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CatWeek at the Zoo: Mini Moment

Don’t let the sunshine fool you, it was about 10 degrees outside when Mini Cooper decided to pose for me in the cat window. It is rare to get Mini by herself in the window since that is Noel’s domain. The cold air rushes in through this old non-insulated herb window, but we keep it because the cats just adore it. At night I take all the plants out and close it with a curtain, though Noel goes in and out which kind of defeats the purpose of trying to keep it closed off for warmth. What we do for cats.

I cannot imagine a life without cats!

Just another CATDogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on January 24, 2022 in Cats

 

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Caturday: No Longer Inseparable

I remember when these 2 were inseparable. Now it is a rare moment to find them actually touching. It used to be wherever you would find Nine, Mini would be. It is so interesting how the dynamics change over the years.

I cannot imagine a life without cats!

Just another CATDogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on January 22, 2022 in Cats

 

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Caturday: My Chair!

Noel took over my recliner several months ago. She has been very happy to sleep in it most of the day and night. But, recently, Mini Cooper discovered that it is a very comfy place to nap; to the dismay of Queen Noel. So, Noel sits there and stares at Mini for what seems like hours, hoping that her laser beam will make the perpetrator evacuate the seat.

Finally, Noel realized that Mini was not moving, so she tried PLAN B. She sat on her. But that didn’t get Mini to move either. So that evening, for the first time ever, Noel and Mini slept together on my chair.

I cannot imagine a life without cats!

Just another CATDogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on January 15, 2022 in Cats

 

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Caturday: Winter Windows

For some reason, Nine has been visiting every window in the house and staring out lately. I think he is waiting for something. Did he order something on Amazon that I don’t know about?

I cannot imagine a life without cats!

Just another CATDogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on January 8, 2022 in Cats

 

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Happy 2022 From DogDaz Zoo

See you next year. We are gonna take a few days off and start blogging again in 2022.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Your Friends at DogDaz Zoo

Louise, Sofie Bear, Charles, Noel (the Christmas Cat), Nine, Stella, Mini Cooper, and Mom

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on December 27, 2021 in Cats, Dogs

 

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Black and White Sunday: What a Zoo!

Hanukkah and Christmas are done but Kwanza starts today.

Then on to New Year’s Eve and Day!!

Give us any reason to party at the DogDazCats2 Zoo!

Can you name all of us? 2 of us look a lot alike in black and white and one of us is still in color.

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on December 26, 2021 in Cats, Dogs

 

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Caturday: Catmas Past

May all your Catmas wishes come true. Happy Holidays!

Noel was almost 2 back then (she is 14 now).

Zack and Cuddles (our Russian Blue twins) and Miss Constance Kitty (the funniest cat ever at the zoo) have been over the bridge for many years now. But we remember every cat with great fondness. Especially at Catmas.

I cannot imagine a life without cats!

Just another CATDogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 

 
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Posted by on December 25, 2021 in Cats

 

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Monday Mischief: Yule 2021

 

Tuesday, December 21 is the Winter Solstice if you are in the Northern Hemisphere and the reverse in the Southern Hemisphere. On the Winter Solstice, we observe a Germanic holiday that pre-dates the Christmas holiday by thousands of years – YULE. Yule celebrates the wheel of the year with bonfires, decorations of holly, mistletoe, and boughs of evergreen trees (sound like Christmas?). There are also feasts and gift-giving. This is a celebration of the rebirth of the sun and the light that it brings to the Earth (remember from here on it starts to get lighter every day until Summer Solstice in the north).

It is interesting to look at the similarities between Yule and the Christmas traditions:

  • The midwinter feast lasts for 12 days
  • Vikings decorated evergreen trees with gifts
  • Mistletoe was believed to have healing powers (kiss kiss)
  • In the Norse tradition, Old Man Winter visited homes to join the festivities. The Viking god, Odin, was described as a wanderer with a long white beard. He is considered the first Father Christmas.
  • Viking children left their shoes out by the hearth on the eve of the winter solstice with sugar and hay for Odin’s 8-legged horse, Sleipnir.

Whatever you celebrate – have a wonderful time doing it!

What kind of mischief did you get into today?

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on December 20, 2021 in Cats, Dogs

 

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Black and White Sunday: Diluted Diluted Tortie

The sun beamed washed over Mini Cooper and diluted her already diluted tortie* coloring. When I turned it to black and white, you really see her stripping vs her coloring.

Diluted Tortie Cats

Tortie is short for “tortoiseshell”, a popular coat pattern seen on many cat breeds. In the world of cat fanciers, some coat colors elicit more curiosity than others. Tortoiseshell cats attract attention wherever they go.

Standard torties have a mix of orange and black fur, either finely interspersed (a brindle tortie), in big splodges (a patchwork tortie), or somewhere in between (just a tortoiseshell tortie!) Dilute tortie cats have a tortoiseshell coat pattern with one remarkable difference: instead of the striking, dark mix of orange and black, dilute tortoiseshell cats have a muted, almost blue and yellow color.

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on December 19, 2021 in Cats

 

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Caturday: Napping with the Claus

I think I will nap until the man in the red suit really arrives.

I cannot imagine a life without cats!

Just another CATDogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 

 
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Posted by on December 18, 2021 in Cats

 

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