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Monday Mischief: Osprey Win Back The Nest!

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Remember last week I was worried about the Bald Eagles that were on the Osprey platform.  I was worried that we were going to have a turf war over the nest.  But, looks like the Osprey family has returned and there is no sign of the Eagles.  This means, even though it is rain/snowing outside right now, spring has come to the Mid-Atlantic.  Now if only the temperature would follow.

Happy Monday!  What Mischief are you getting in to?

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Posted by on March 31, 2014 in Birds

 

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Monday Mischief: Are the Bald Eagle’s Moving In

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I am not sure how my resident Osprey are going to take the Bald Eagles* moving in on their platform today.  Nasty day so the pictures are pretty dark.  Also, this new iPhone thing that I got does not seem to get very close.  Any tricks that people can share for better close ups?  I think there is going to be a turf war for the nest.

I will keep you updated on the bird mischief.

*Bald Eagles only recently returned to our part of the Chesapeake bay.  I was really excited to see them.  If you look closely in one of the pictures you will see the raptor on the right in flight.  It got scared when Louise tried to get close.  She almost jumped in the water.

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This is a blog hop. I hopped it from Snoopy’s DogBlog. Check them out for more mischief.

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Posted by on March 24, 2014 in Dogs

 

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3.29.13 Follow Up Friday: Super Wow!

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woohoo_2_5B1_5D2152252244487Imagine my surprise this week when Friday and Saturday were the biggest blog days of my blogging career.  I didn’t know what was going on.  What I figured out is that someone on Pinterest, repinned a blog I did last August on Hornero Nest Building.  So for 3 days my blog traffic went through the roof.  And I thought maybe I was hitting Rockstar status, but luckily, DogDaz is back to normal.  Thank you to my true followers, YOU, for being here with me through the statistical ups and downs.  

2013-03-14_13-28-20_833Overall it was a quiet week at the zoo.  People really connected with the shadow dogs on Sunday.  I guess shadows are part of how we know we are alive.  I think shadows are cool and when you walk alone, or travel to a lot of places by yourself, sometimes they are the only document of the fact that you were really there.  

We had our first snow storm on Monday, now that it is spring in the Northern Hemisphere (go figure that out).  The cats really enjoyed looking at it.  The dogs enjoyed eating it.  Sofie did not like the icy slush on her paws, but it was over as fast as it came.  By Tuesday all had melted.

As we told you, Sofie was very busy down by the beach and found the remnants of a fire in the horseshoe pit and broken glass.  This is a sad state of affairs and many people shared our anger that a few rotten eggs seem to spoil the fun for everyone. I don’t think we are every going to change that anywhere in the world, there will always be spoilers, but at least, we don’t have to be one of them and the dogs and I try to leave places BETTER than we found them.  

The girls and I have been walking everyday but it is not always easy and rarely pain free.  Thank you all for your care and concern.  I do tend to do to much walking, especially when it comes to the dogs.  ICE is my friend.  Actually, I should go get some right now since we just came in from our afternoon jaunt……

I am back.  A nice ice pack on the knee makes a world of difference.  Well, that’s it for the week here at the DogDaz Zoo. Thanks for playing along with us.

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Posted by on March 29, 2013 in Dogs

 

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3.22.13 Follow Up Friday: Cakes and Closed Doors

What a week it has been.  The animals, and humans, gave me the best birthday ever.  We ate a lot.  Played a lot.  And cuddled much.  That was perfect.  Thank you all for the sweet birthday wishes.  That was so nice.

winter walk 1I am glad to say that I am back to walking my mile with the dogs, even though it hurts.  I am trying to accept that maybe, from now on, my knees are just going to be a constant reminder that I am alive.  As long as the pain can stay on the nagging side and not the screaming side, I guess I will have to learn to deal.  At least no surgery! Louise and Sofie are so happy to be back on the road with me.  And we even are walking with Mojo rising occasionally (Louise’s boyfriend from next door).  

Peanut left last Sunday to go back to school, so of course, Nine ended up locked in her room one night this week mysteriously.  I swear that cats can teleport through closed doors, but it seems they can only go one way; they do not seem to be able to teleport out.  He was around for dinner and snack, but V found him in the morning frantic.  We did not hear a peep all night though.  I do wonder what he destroyed in there (sorry Peanut, I will go check).  

Many blog friends were worried that Noel would hurt Sofie with her menacing glare.  Let me assure you everything is all right.  We have never had a cat to dog fight in this house.  Only cat to cat.  Noel could do some damage if she were to get angry, so I never want to cross her.  

2013-03-17_13-32-09_8Weather has been crazy but we are going down to the water more and more.  The Osprey have returned and their nest is up and ready for the family.  Amazing.  I just read an article that the Bald Eagle population of Maryland has grown tremendously in the area.  I haven’t seen any by me yet sadly, and I am wondering if maybe the Osprey keep them away.  They sure don’t keep the Turkey Vultures away (wish they did).  

Baby Girl croppedBaby Stella has fallen in love with K8 and won’t leave her alone.  She is in her room all the time now.  I think she needs to be separate from her brother Nine, to have any chance at a voice. She did a great job of playing tag on Thursday with Little Binky of AngelWhisper.  

That’s it for the week. Thanks for playing along with us.

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Follow Up Friday is part of the blog hop hosted by Heart Like A Dog.  Check out the other blog hoppers:

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Posted by on March 22, 2013 in Cats, Dogs

 

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