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Wonderful Wednesday: Driving Miss Daisy

Please remember to always take your keys if you leave dogs, or children, in the car.

It may seem funny but luckily no one was hurt. Stay safe out there!

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on February 19, 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…..

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on February 16, 2020 in Animals, Cats

 

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Monday Mischief: Comfort Zone

Comfort comes in many flavors. For Charlie, it is snuggling on a blanket on top of a pillow on the couch, preferably where Mini Cooper was sleeping last.

For Lulu, it is definitely on a dog bed, preferably in the same room as Mommy.

For Sofie (aka SodaPop), it is basically anywhere there is a floor, preferably with some toy that she can nibble while she falls asleep. What is your comfort spot?

What kind of mischief did you get into today?

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on February 10, 2020 in Dogs

 

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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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Monday Mischief: January Review

What kind of mischief did you get into today?

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on February 3, 2020 in Dogs

 

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Wonderful Wednesday: Charles Got A Haircut

Oh my, how exhausting to be a dog at the DogDaz Zoo! Today, Charles got a haircut (and a pedicure). Sonya really knows how to make him look beautiful. Little dogs seem to get scruffy looking so quickly. Anyway, what an event it must have been because he came home, had dinner, and immediately went to sleep in Mini Cooper’s spot on the couch (up on a bunch of pillows).

When I get a haircut and pedicure, I usually want to get dressed up and go out to dinner. How about you?

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on January 29, 2020 in Dogs

 

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Wonderful Wednesday: Sofie the ‘Goldilocks’ Bear

Mom! Louise has all the toys and she isn’t sharing.

This picture is from 2013. It cracks me up. Sofie still does this 7 years later. Steps are a great vantage point, and also, it seems her body fits perfectly. I have found over the years, especially because I document almost everything, that behaviors don’t change much. Louise never lies on the steps. Maybe because she is too big? Charles will sit on the steps but I have never seen him lie down. Maybe because he is too small and it would be vulnerable. Sofie’s stair is ‘Just Right.’ Now I know why I named her ‘Sofie Bear,’ because she is just like Goldilocks in the story of the Three Bears.

Illustration by Arthur Rackham, 1918

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on January 15, 2020 in Animals, Dogs

 

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