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Monday Mischief: Sharing Is Caring

I give the dogs their lunch on the kitchen floor. It slows them down and gives them a little game to find the kibble. Well, I guess Noel, the Christmas Cat, has figured this out. She is as food-crazed as any dog and will eat anything and everything. Luckily, she sneaked up on Louise who does not mind sharing and is not food aggressive (Sofie and Charles are). Louise just kept on snacking and let Noel join in. I love that Louise!

Do you share stuff with your siblings? 

What kind of mischief did you get into today?

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on August 10, 2020 in Cats, Dogs

 

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Caturday: Togetherness

Mini is just one of those cats that always needs to be with another animal or human.

I like that about her.

I cannot imagine a life without cats!

Just another CATDogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on August 8, 2020 in Cats

 

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Wonderful Wednesday: Vaccinate Your Pets

Charles here. The other day, Mom took me to the Pet Doctor to get my yearly checkup and vaccinations. I was scared at first but it really didn’t hurt and there are so many good reasons why I need to have vaccines. Mom is very conservative when it comes to putting stuff in our system, so she does a thing called a TITER, if possible, to see if I still have immunity from the last shot. If so, we wait. There are a lot of things that can protect me from getting horrible diseases. I get 4 core vaccines: distemper, infectious hepatitis, parvovirus, and rabies. 

  • Vaccinations protect me from getting diseases like rabies, which I can get from other animals.
  • Vaccines protect me from airborne viruses like distemper, parvovirus, coronavirus (yes we get a Corona too), infectious canine hepatitis, bordetella, parainfluenza.
  • There are also vaccines for things like Lyme disease (which I had when Mom first rescued me), which comes from ticks, and leptospirosis, from wild animals.

To determine what vaccines I need, Mom and the Vet, base it on 3 things:

  • My Age – puppies need a lot of stuff to help their bodies build up resistance to certain bugs, but adults, like me, only need an occasional booster shot.
  • Where we live – our luck is that the mid-Atlantic is rampant with ticks. This could mean Lyme disease and a whole host of other tick-borne diseases.
  • Lifestyle: I am never boarded, I don’t go to day-care or the dog park, so my exposure to things like ‘kennel cough (bordetella), is low.

Don’t forget the Cats who should get some core vaccines too. They are different than us dogs. The need at a minimum: Feline herpesvirus-1/feline viral rhinotracheitis (Which Noel has. When Mom rescued her she was seriously ill), Calicivirus, and Panleukopenia. If they go outside, they need more things like Rabies and FIV (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus).

Baby Noel rescued Dec 2007

Many Vets and Clinics offer low-cost, sometimes even free, vaccinations.

Take care of me and I will live a long, healthy, life.

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on August 5, 2020 in Cats, Dogs

 

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Caturday: The Olde Red, White, & Blue

I cannot imagine a life without cats!

Just another CATDogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on August 1, 2020 in Cats

 

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Monday Mischief: Noel Staring In ‘Slo-Yawn’

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Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on July 27, 2020 in Cats

 

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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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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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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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Monday Mischief: DogDaz June Review

June was a good month for flowers and nice walks with Mom.

What kind of mischief did you get into today?

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on July 6, 2020 in Cats, Dogs

 

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