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Black and White Sunday: Honoring Our Flag

In the United States, Flag Day is celebrated on June 14. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States on June 14, 1777 by resolution of the Second Continental Congress. The Flag Resolution, passed on June 14, 1777, stated: “Resolved, That the flag of the thirteen United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation.” This design was created by Francis Hopkinson, a Continental Congressman from New Jersey and a consultant to the design of the Great Seal of the United States. – Wikipedia

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Posted by on June 14, 2020 in Dogs

 

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DogDaz Zoo: Honor Our Veterans

Find out more at missionk9rescue.org

Happy Memorial Day!

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Posted by on May 25, 2020 in Animals

 

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Black and White Sunday: I Spy

At the end of the day, one never really knows what a cat is looking at.

Have a wonderful Black and White Sunday!

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Posted by on May 24, 2020 in Dogs

 

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Black and White Sunday: Happy Mom’s Day!

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Every animal (human, fur, or feather) deserves a family.

I am blessed as the fur-Mom of 7!

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY

Have a great black and white Sunday.

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Posted by on May 10, 2020 in Dogs

 

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Black and White Sunday: May Showers

Louise hates rain. Sometimes I take her out the garage door instead of on to the deck because that goes directly out onto grass so that she thinks she is not getting as wet. In every life, a little rain must fall.

Have a sunny Black and White Sunday!

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Posted by on May 3, 2020 in Dogs

 

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Black and White Sunday: Cooperative Gazing

A rare moment with Noel, Nine, and Mini Cooper all looking out the door probably at a squirrel or bird on the deck.

It is not often that these 3 do anything together, and definitely not cooperatively. According to my research, there may exist a very loose dominance hierarchy amongst a group of cats, but they do not form an interdependent hierarchy as dogs do. That means that they do not have a pack mentality, though they can gang together for survival, usually around food (hence feral cat colonies in the wild). The other interesting thing I learned today is that cats have relatively limited ability for complex visual signally, which we see in other animals that form social groups, because cats largely developed as solitary hunters, without the need for complex social interaction between each other. Not having this signally ability can lead to more fighting (basically they don’t understand what the other wants). It is all starting to make sense to me now…..

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Posted by on February 16, 2020 in Animals, Cats

 

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Black and White Sunday: And the Stockings Were Hung…

The animal stocking are always hung so that they can’t get to the contents, or so we hope. I think that Mini, Sofie, and Louise have other plans.

Did you get something new for the holiday? The dogs got some cool new chew bones and the cats got these neat catnip mice in weird wire balls.

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Posted by on December 29, 2019 in Dogs

 

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DogDaz: Let The Sky Fall

Mom said that many humans think that today marks the end of the world. Actually, she wishes that today would mark the end of the violent world as we know it and the beginning of a new peaceful one with no more killing of innocents or war or any hate stuff. But alas, we have been told that our Mom is a big dreamer.

lu 1st snowFor us, today is the first day of winter, and hopefully, that means that white stuff will start falling from the sky soon. We love white stuff.  It is fun to eat and romp in. We really do hope the sky falls soon. 

Mom’s family came from Northern Europe and there they celebrated a festival at midwinter called Yule. We like festivals. From today on in the Northern Hemisphere, the days will start to get lighter and that is really welcome. 

From A to Z, it seems like most cultures needed festivals at this time of year to help them survive the winter. Mom started to tell us all their names and became overwhelmed: Beiwi, Brumalia, Chawmas, Christmas (we know that one), Maidyarem, Dongzhi, Goru, Hanukkah (we know that one too), Hogmanay, Inti Raymi, Junkanoo, Karachum, Koleda, Wren Day, Lenaia, Lohri, St Lucy’s Day…..    So we decided we are going to celebrate every day because somewhere, someone is, so we will too! 

Happy Solstice everyone and may the sky fall on your head and you catch it on your tongue and taste its sweetness – SNOW BALL FIGHT!!!!!

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Throw the snow ball at someone and let us know who in the comments so we can throw one at them too!    

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Originally posted on 12.21.12 – Happy Solstice everyone!

 
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Posted by on December 21, 2019 in Dogs

 

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Black and White Sunday: 2015

I am having fun looking back. This is 2015. Phone cameras have come a long way since then, or maybe I have just gotten better at taking pictures (this is really grainy, sorry). Have a great Black and White Sunday.

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Posted by on November 17, 2019 in Dogs

 

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Caturday: Tortie-tude

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Is a cat’s temperament determined by color? I have been reading some interesting studies. Mini Cooper says she is never ‘naughty!’ Does your color match your temperament?

http://messybeast.com/colour-tempment.htm

Colour Character Attributes
“-” indicates no info Persian (Longhair) British Shorthair Moggies (mixed breed)
Black loyal, suspicious of strangers good-natured stubborn, friendly, sociable
White calm, peaceful streetwise and friendly timid
Red (Ginger) polite shifty, unpredictable, unfriendly, laid back but with fiery tempers
Cream even-tempered
Blue (Grey) gentle quiet, affectionate
Possibly inherited from interbreeding with Korats and Russian Blues
Calm, peaceable
Blue-Cream (DiluteTortie) lively Mischievous.
Tortoiseshell maternal quick-witted Naughty, hot-tempered, temperamental
Calico (Tortie & White) calm, sweet-natured Naughty, lively
Black & White Bi-Colour placid even-tempered, friendly wanderers.
Tabby equable good-natured Languid, home-loving, good pets.
Spotted affable
Black Smoke relaxed good natured (inherited from Persians)
Pewter/Shaded Silver very affectionate and sweet natured
Cameo languorous
Colourpoint/Himalayan gentle, spirited but not demonstrative
This colour originated in Siamese cats.
Chocolate/Lilac outgoing, inquisitive
These colours were introduced from Himalayans i.e. trace back to Siamese.

 

I cannot imagine a life without cats!

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Posted by on November 9, 2019 in Cats

 

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