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Monday Mischief: Remembering Falls Past

Charles Fall 2017

Louise and Sofie Fall 2015

 

Louise Fall 2011

 

Squash Fall 2007

Autumn days come quickly, like the running of a hound on the moor.
Irish proverb

Last week it was summer and this week it turned to true fall: welcome The Autumnal Equinox.

Fall was always Squash E Bears perfect time. His winter coat would start to bloom and he really looked like the perfect cuddle bear. Gosh, I miss that dog every day. I do love the current pack but there was something about Squash that even made people stop their cars in the middle of the street and ask about him. It was not really how he looked, though he was a formidable giant ball of fluff, he exuded this gentle energy that could be felt all around.

Fall is my favorite season. I love the colors, the crisp air, the smell of cider, and the pumpkin. I love how the animals start to gather all their hordes of food for winter, scurrying up and down the trees. And the smell of wood fires burning. Fall doesn’t last very long in the Mid-Atlantic anymore, we tend to go from summer heat to winter cold very quickly. So, I breathe in every moment I can get.

Oh my, I think I need to go make an apple pie. What do you love most about fall?

What kind of mischief did you get into today?

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on September 21, 2020 in Dogs

 

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Black and White Sunday: Fall Sun

This is a shot from 2018. Nothing has changed except we are all 2 years older.

Charles loves to lie on the deck in the warm fall sun. I think he would stay there all day if I let him.

Have a wonderful Black and White Sunday.

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on September 20, 2020 in Dogs

 

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Black and White Sunday: Charlie’s Smile

No matter how demanding this little dog can be, when Charles looks at you with that smile, you just give him whatever he wants.

Happy Black and White Sunday!

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on September 13, 2020 in Dogs

 

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Black and White Sunday: Birthday Girl


Kings and Queens and Princes too,

want to wish the best to you,

so wish day,

wash day,

today is 9th Stella’s birthday,

Happy Birthday to You!

and Many Mooooorrrrreeeee!

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on September 6, 2020 in Cats

 

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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!

mothers day 2014

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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