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Wonderful Wednesday: Cats & Dogs Can Coexist

Mini Cooper thinks she is a dog. She has always hung with the dogs and wants to be wherever they are. This collage, from 2014 just makes me smile. There is kitten Mini laying on the couch in the middle of Louise and Sofie.

Actually, all our cats love Louise; she is just that kind of soul.

Sofie is a different matter, as she has gotten older, and more anxious, she chases them away from her toys. They have learned that staying away from her is the best idea.

Nine making nice to Louise

Most cats can do fine with dogs if introduced the right way. You need to go slow and first make sure that neither animal is aggressive or frightened of the other. Then, if you keep giving them some time together several times a day, things usually work out.

I do want to point out that here at the Zoo we have several cat-only spaces and always try to provide ways for them to get away from the dogs quickly, even after all these years as a multi-animal household. You never know when someone will get stupid.

Are your pets pals?

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on May 19, 2021 in Cats, Dogs

 

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Monday Mischief: Best Friends Forever

Louise has loved Mojo Rising, the boy next door, since the day they meet, 11 years ago. He is about a year and some older than her. Even now, in their later age, there is a special smile that she only has for him. She always wants to go play with him, even though neither of them plays much anymore. Mojo is currently being treated for lung cancer and doing very well. Time takes its toll on all of us – but true love knows no age or infirmity.

Lu & Mo sharing a frisbee 2012

What kind of mischief did you get into today?

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on November 16, 2020 in Dogs

 

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Monday Mischief: Best Fiends

(No, I did not make a mistake in the title.)

When there is no food involved, you would think that Sofie and Charles actually liked each other. Charles pretty much is oblivious and just wants to hang wherever the big dogs are. Sofie on the other hand really doesn’t want him around her because she worries that he will take her things and because his little dog frantic energy (zoom zoom zoom) freaks her anxious self out and she just wants him to stop.

But, for a moment or two, all is quiet. These are good moments.

What kind of mischief did you get into today?

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on August 31, 2020 in Dogs

 

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Black and White Sunday: It’s In The Attitude

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Have a wonderful Sunday!

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on May 17, 2020 in Dogs

 

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Wonderful Wednesday: Never Too Many Toys

We all have to share everything at the Zoo. Mom does not like possessiveness or growling. Most of the time the little guy takes the toys and lies on them. But sometimes, Miss Louise, in all her patience and general niceness, has had enough and takes back what is hers (she was first dog in this current pack). All in a day’s fun.

Have a wonderful Wednesday.

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo

 
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Posted by on April 15, 2020 in Cats, Dogs

 

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Wonderful Wednesday: We Are Hungry! Always!

This is a picture of Louise and Sofie almost immediately after eating breakfast. You would think they didn’t just have full bowls of the most nutritious high-quality dog food.

“Whatever Mommy is eating must be better and must be shared!!”

They crack me up.

Do your animals EVER stop begging? What you don’t see in this picture is Noel, the Christmas cat, on the kitchen table trying to steal my bagel while I am looking at the dogs. 

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on November 20, 2019 in Dogs

 

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Wonderful Wednesday: Besties

Sofie & Louise 2012

When it is cold outside, I like to remember warm sunny days to help me get through the frost. I can’t believe this picture was 7 years ago. In the end, if Louise really wants the toy, she will take it away from Sofie in one yank. But she is really kind to Sofie and lets her have things (like a good older sister should). The green carrot is long gone, but the memories are golden.

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on November 13, 2019 in Dogs

 

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Wordless Wednesday: Wasting Away

Oh, My Dog! Will you feed us already, Human!!! We are wasting away!

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on September 25, 2019 in Dogs

 

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Wordless Wednesday: Connie and Squash

Squash tail with Connie attached (2012)

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on September 4, 2019 in Cats, Dogs

 

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Wonderful Wednesday: Mr. Contrary

I have to laugh how in sync the animals are. Sometimes even the cats lie on the floor with the dogs in the same positions. We get lots of mirroring around the zoo. Mr. Charles cracked me up on this day because Louise and Sofie were lying one way and he was lying the other way, busy, as usual, chewing on a toy. It reminded me of the old nursery rhyme:

Mary, Mary, quite contrary,
How does your garden grow?
With silver bells, and cockle shells,
And pretty maids all in a row.[1]

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on August 28, 2019 in Dogs

 

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