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Black and White Sunday: Be Like Nine

There are lessons to be learned from my 100% indoor cats. They never complain that they are self-isolating or quarantined. They are indoor cats because as their caretaker, their governor, I decided that the road outside the front door could kill them, the raccoons and foxes could eat them, and I did not want to take the risk of losing them. Protecting them is my job. They don’t complain. They don’t try to run away. They have adapted to their world as indoor cats. They exercise, they cuddle, they eat, and they safely socialize. Be like my cats! Stay indoors, and stay safe.

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on March 29, 2020 in Dogs

 

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Black and White Sunday: Happy 13th Noel

Noel, the Christmas-cat, will be 13 years young on Tuesday. If you search ‘Noel’ on the sidebar, you will probably find more posts at the DogDaz Zoo on her then any of the other animals. Maybe because she is the oldest of the current pack, or maybe because she is so photogenic. I can’t believe that this little white terribly ill rescued kitten grew into this amazing white rabbit-fur purr machine. Noel has the Feline Herpes (FVR) virus, which almost left her blind. I had to carry her for a month close to my chest to keep her breathing and now look at her: Queen of the Zoo.

Happy Birthday, Queen Noel!

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on March 15, 2020 in Dogs

 

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Black and White Sunday: Daylight

I thought this was a perfect black and white of Louise from 2016 for Daylight Savings Day. A shiny black dog lying in the spring sun.

Happy Black and White Sunday!

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on March 8, 2020 in Dogs

 

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Black and White Sunday: Lullaby

What I wouldn’t give to sleep like a cat, in a pure state of grace. Noel loves to sleep on any blanket or pile of soft stuff that she can find. I, on the other hand, could be in the most comfortable bed in the world and would not find the uninhibited peace of deep slumber. Oh, to be a cat at the DogDaz Zoo.

Happy Black and White Sunday!

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on March 1, 2020 in Cats

 

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Black and White Sunday: Golden Slumbers

I find it so calming to watch animals sleep. They seem to sleep with such abandon. The animals always seem to be sleeping in weird and different places in the house. I think I was drying a rug on top of the washing machine and he decided it was comfy.

Golden slumbers kiss your eyes,
Smiles awake you when you rise;
Sleep, pretty wantons, do not cry,
And I will sing a lullaby,
Rock them, rock them, lullaby.

Care is heavy, therefore sleep you,
You are care, and care must keep you;
Sleep, pretty wantons, do not cry,
And I will sing a lullaby,
Rock them, rock them, lullaby.

‘Golden Slumbers’ is a lullaby from Thomas Dekker’s 1603 play Patient Grissel, written with Henry Chettle and William Haughton. You may recognize it because The Beatles used it in their song of the same name on their Abbey Road album.

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on February 23, 2020 in Cats

 

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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…..

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on February 16, 2020 in Animals, Cats

 

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Black and White Sunday: Still The Same, Sort Of

A look back at 2017. Nothing much has changed over the last 3 years. Well, maybe they are all a little fatter and more demanding. But then again, so am I.

Happy Black and White Sunday!

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on February 9, 2020 in Dogs

 

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