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DogDaz Zoo: Louise Is Now An Angel

There are almost no words to express the deep pain that we feel after the loss of Louise last Friday, June 17.

She was such an excellent soul. Quiet and gentle; the cats all wanted to be her friend; the dogs all looked up to her. She never complained even at the end when I knew how much her back must hurt with a compressed or ruptured disk that made it almost impossible for her to walk. Stoic to the end – she did not like me helping her to get around and especially not to go to the bathroom. What is weird is that, since the oral cancer diagnosis last December, we thought that was what would take her from us. But, I guess, the powers that be had other ideas.

We want to believe that she is running free in that big meadow in the sky over the rainbow bridge with Sofie and Nine, and her big brother Squash, who left when she was only a puppy. Now I hope she is with her best friends Mojo and Amy, who she missed every day since they too left this earthly plane, and whom she never stop sniffing for.

Go softly, my sweet Louise. Your memory will always be a blessing to us. Thank you for letting us be your family for 12-1/2 years.

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on June 18, 2022 in Animals, Dogs

 

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Caturday: Last Good Bye

Mr. Nine is sorely missed at the Zoo. There is not a day that goes by that Mini isn’t looking for her buddy. For a rather small guy (Nine was 9 lbs (of course he was)), he had a very large presence. He usually disappeared when anyone he didn’t know was in the house, but otherwise, he was out and about all the time (even at 3 AM): playing on the cat tree, sleeping in the boat (SS Stella), menacing Noel. He loved to lay behind V on the couch and snuggle.

We won the lottery for 11 years with that guy!

I will be adding him to the ANGELS page which you can find in the top menu.

Love you forever, Nine. 

I cannot imagine a life without cats!

Just another CATDogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on March 19, 2022 in Cats

 

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DogDaz Zoo: New Year Rant and Review

Wow! It is now 2020. My daughter, Peanut, told me the other day (she is 25), that “we will never see the ‘teens’ again in our lifetime” as we move into the twenties. Now, that is a very profound thought. It made me stop and take a pause on all the things that pass me by with little notice. How an instant, or a year or 50, is just a jumble of moments and pictures burned on the memory of my total recall. I think about all the people and the animals that have graced my time. I am so thankful that I have had this platform to document moments and days, and now years, of my Zoo. Maybe, when I no longer have the capability to recall the images in my mind, this blog will be here to remind me of how wonderful those moments were and are. Feel free to visit my Angels page to get a look at the many many many furbabies that have blessed me with their time. I am one lucky ZooKeeper and want to thank you for stopping by,

Sam & Zack 1999

Sqaush E Bear, 2006, when he first came to live with us.

Cuddles, 2002

Puppy Lulu 2010

Sofie Day 1 Feb 2011

Squash tail with Connie attached 2008

Noel & Connie 2008

Noel & Muffy 2010

Constance Kitty, Muffy, Noel, Zachary 2010

Muffy & Gertrude 2004

Muffy supervising the Guinea Pigs 2006

The Muffin Man 2002

Louise Fall 2011

 

Where’s Sofie? 2011

Besties 2010 (Baby Lulu and Old man Squash)

Squash & Me 2007

Sending Hugs and Love to You and Yours for a fabulous 2020!

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on January 1, 2020 in Animals, Cats, Dogs

 

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7.14.12 Dogs & Angels Are Not Far Apart

Animals come into the world with perfect love.  We humans spend our lives looking for perfect love. Dogs are born with it.  That is why I figure they live only a short time on this earth. They are here to teach us and then they move on.  Angels are here to guide us too (if you believe in them).  I learn lessons everyday from my animals.  Sometimes, when I really don’t want to listen, they force me to become a better human.

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on July 14, 2012 in Dogs

 

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