Category Archives: Dogs

Wonderful Wednesday: Hi, Grammie!

Charles, Here.

Grammie is fine, thanks for asking.

They locked down her Assisted Living community a few weeks ago because of COVID-19. No one there has it, thankfully. There are over 450 residents and tons of workers. Grammie is served her meals in her room and is only limitedly allowed to go out in the hall. She is not happy because she can’t go down to the gym and do her little bicycle machine, which she was doing every day until this happened. At almost 95, even a little movement helps keep her legs from swelling and atrophy setting in.

Mom dropped off a care package Sunday, to the security desk, before they locked the campus to any traffic. Grammie called immediately to tell us that she was so excited and that it felt like Christmas. We loaded 2 big canvas bags with tons of crackers, pretzels, candy, cereal, lotions, soaps, personal stuff, and we even made a big album of family pictures. Grammie doesn’t see very well, so the pictures were really big. She especially liked the ones of me.

Please make sure to reach out to your seniors by phone so they feel less alone during this isolation period. Even just a short hello can make them feel thought of and valued.

Stay well and wash your paws.

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤


Posted by on April 8, 2020 in Dogs


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Monday Mischief: March Went Out Like A Lion Too

March is supposed to come in like a LION and go out like a LAMB. But it seems like it went out like a LION too. Days turn from sunny and cold to overcast and mild to overcast and cold to ……

Stay home with your humans and wash your paws!

What kind of mischief did you get into today?

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤


Posted by on April 6, 2020 in Cats, Dogs


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Black and White Sunday: I Love Black Dogs!

Have a wonderful Black and White Sunday! Stay well and wash your paws.

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

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Posted by on April 5, 2020 in Dogs


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Caturday: Getting Along

At least some beings at the DogDaz Zoo are getting along during lockdown. I wish that I was as chill as Mini Copper and Charles, the Mugwump.

Wash your paws and stay well.

I cannot imagine a life without cats!

Just another CATDogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

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Posted by on April 4, 2020 in Cats, Dogs


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Monday Mischief: Quarantining Is Hard Stuff

Queen Noel, the Christmas Cat, here, posting on the current situation at DogDaz Zoo: The humans are in the house all day, every day, and taking up a great deal of our space and oxygen. Mini has decided that Mom’s chair is now her chair, but I want it! So I think I will just sit on her until she moves. Which she doesn’t. I think I may need to use force.

Mini and I have temporarily worked out our differences by having a tiff and then moving to the platforms of the cat village. There is currently a detent between us, at least until I want something she has (or vice versa).

All this quarantining is exhausting. I think I will move to the kitchen table and take a nap on the newpaper.

What kind of mischief did you get into today?

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤


Posted by on March 30, 2020 in Dogs


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Black and White Sunday: Be Like Nine

There are lessons to be learned from my 100% indoor cats. They never complain that they are self-isolating or quarantined. They are indoor cats because as their caretaker, their governor, I decided that the road outside the front door could kill them, the raccoons and foxes could eat them, and I did not want to take the risk of losing them. Protecting them is my job. They don’t complain. They don’t try to run away. They have adapted to their world as indoor cats. They exercise, they cuddle, they eat, and they safely socialize. Be like my cats! Stay indoors, and stay safe.

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤


Posted by on March 29, 2020 in Dogs


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Wonderful Wednesday: StayHomeSaveLives

This post means a great deal more to me than just a fun picture with 4 of my zoo. If you look closely, it shows the personalities of each animal.

  • Louise: Always pawing at me. She knows she can’t be on the couch but she finds ways to get as close as she can by having a paw on me. She seems to be saying ‘Please, Mommy, I was here first. Pet me!,’ and I do. She is the quiet leader of the pack.

  • Sofie: The bundle of anxiety that is always at my feet. Through it all, she seems to have that mischievous smile whenever you snap a picture. She is loving that Mommy is home all the time now, but, as you can assume, it has made any separation all the harder for her.

  • Mini Cooper: On my lap 24/7 these days. When she isn’t on my lap, she is meowing for me to sit down, so she can be on my lap, or my hip, or my keyboard…

  • Charles: Next to you but not on you. Wanting to be the center of attention, but knowing he is small and has to share with all these big animals. He has gotten very vocally demanding these days and that little yip can go right through you. He is pouting in this shot, as he is prone to do because he wants his 3rd supper (he is the most food demanding mugwump ever).

And then, of course, there is me. Currently hiding from the world so that I don’t catch this horrible COVID-19 virus. The animals are my social distancing, especially when I am out walking them. I am one of those ‘vulnerable’ people they keep talking about. I am one of the ones that, if this thing hits, the potential is that it will take me down hard.

Please STAY HOME if you can. If you can’t, follow the rules about washing your hands and keeping your distance. And, for my sake, if you have not been isolated for 14 days with no symptoms, please stay away. That is how we show love and respect in the age of COVID-19.

Thank you to all the first responders, the front line medical workers, the animal caretakers, the grocery store and essential services clerks, the people that keep the warehouses stocked so that things get shipped, and the transportation crews that keep the supply chain going. We will get through this, even though we have to do it #separatelytogether.

Stay well and go wash your paws!

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤


Posted by on March 25, 2020 in Dogs


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