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Black and White Sunday: Charlie, Up Close and Personal

Charles is such a silly little man. He has become quite a presence at the Zoo.

Never having had such a small dog before (he is about 15 lbs), I am learning all about demanding balls of fur who think they own you. I won’t say that he totally suffers from Small Dog Syndrome, which is a combination of behaviors from whining and jumping up on people, being a diva, demanding food, but he does take some behaviors to the next level for me. There are things that a small dog does that we would never tolerate in a larger breed, such as the constant food begging. The problem around the Zoo is that Mom (me) is not the only person in the house, which means that the rules are not consistent, especially when it comes to Lil’ man. Everyone thinks he is just so cute, or they want to shut him up, so they slip him food, which only makes it worse.

A good thing with Charles is that he does not want to be carried everywhere like many little dog divas do (thank goodness). He actually is not a lap dog which is why we are his 5th home, because he would bite people. Personally, I think he has arthritis. Previous owners may have picked him up quickly because he is little and people do that and then he would snap at them because it hurts or maybe children played with him to rough, which also hurts.

At the Zoo, we try to respect who they are, not who they are supposed to be. We are still figuring him out, that’s fur sure.

Just another DogDaz morning at the Zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on October 20, 2019 in Dogs

 

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Wordless Wednesday: No Words

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on October 16, 2019 in Cats, Dogs

 

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Black and White Sunday: Fall Moment 1

Louise is an observer. She can sit and watch the world pass by for long periods of time.

This is one of those moments.

Happy Black and White Sunday!

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on October 13, 2019 in Dogs

 

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Wonderful Wednesday: Fall Colors

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 It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood,

a beautiful day in the neighborhood,

a beautiful day in the neighborhood,

won’t you be my neighbor. (Mr. Rogers)

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on October 9, 2019 in Dogs

 

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Monday Mischief: September Review

Monday Mischief: September Review

September seemed like a very Cat month in pictures.

It was very hot most of the month and it was the driest September on record. Seems like Maryland is turning into Florida. Still in the 90’s even now in October. Maybe I will put the dogs in bikinis for Halloween.

Have you picked your costume yet?

What kind of mischief did you get into today?

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on October 7, 2019 in Cats, Dogs

 

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Black and White Sunday: The View

Sofie is the only dog in the pack that does this. She appears to watch the world go by from her perch. Maybe it is because her body fits perfectly on the step (or at least it used to). Where is your favorite viewing spot?

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on October 6, 2019 in Dogs

 

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Wonderful Wednesday: Looking Out

When I drive up to the house after work and pull into the driveway, I can always hear the dogs barking their heads off because I am home. But what warms my heart tremendously is the sight of Nine in the downstairs window, checking me out when I get out of the car. I am not sure if he is glad to see me or he just wants dinner (because I am the preparer of all things food).

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on October 2, 2019 in Cats

 

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