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Wonderful Wednesday: It’s the DogDaz of Summer

We have reached the DogDaz of Summer. Those hot hot Mid-Atlantic August, thunderstorms every day, days. The dogs don’t mind so much. (Which is wonderful because Sofie and ultimately Louise, were terrified of the T-storms). They wander around the yard, which for the littles is a ton of space, and stay in the shade. Charlie mostly does his thing and after 10 minutes wants to go inside to the A/C. Jolie is still discovering that there is a wonderful world outside of a cage (after 6 1/2 yrs), so she never wants to go inside no matter how hot it is.

Stay cool, Pups!

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on August 10, 2022 in Dogs

 

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Wonderful Wednesday: Strike a Pose

Mr. Charles got a haircut today. He always looks so handsome, but today he looks kind of grumpy. He doesn’t always like to pose, but that is the life of a beautiful dog.

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on August 3, 2022 in Dogs

 

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Wonderful Wednesday: Afternoon Paws

Noel, the Christmas Cat, here: Mom put the summer curtain up in my herb window because the sun heats up the whole kitchen in the afternoon. She also takes all the plants out of the window so they don’t burn up. I love when she does that. I can sleep in that window for hours and spread out.

Did you know that all the neighbors walk by and look for me in the window? Everyone knows our house as the one with the beautiful white cat in the front window (that’s me).

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on June 8, 2022 in Cats

 

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Wonderful Wednesday: No Bluebird But…

I was looking out the kitchen window, checking on the Bluebird box, and instead of a Bluebird, I had an unexpected visitor: a Pileated Woodpecker.

It doesn’t seem like anyone has wanted to move into the Bluebird box this season, but I will absolutely take a friendly Woodpecker sighting any day.

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on May 18, 2022 in Birds

 

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Wonderful Wednesday: Singing The Song Of My People

<Turn your sound on> In the morning, I feed the animals and then I go into my office. It never fails that almost every morning Queen Noel, who eats in her cat window in the kitchen, grabs one of her loveys and sings until I come back to the kitchen so she can present it to me. I assume it is her way of saying either, ‘thank you for the meal’ or ‘feed me more, servant!’.

The story behind the pink arm: I was throwing out a whole bunch of old dog toys a few weeks ago after Sofie passed, and there was this pink arm in the bottom of the toy bin. I put the broken and chewed up toys in the trash but the arm must have fallen on the kitchen floor only to be squirreled away by Noel. She appears to have added it to her pile of yellow birds and ‘puppy’ behind the plants in her window. Now it is one of her morning loveys. She is always so proud when she brings me her ‘kill.’

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on May 11, 2022 in Cats

 

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Wonderful Wednesday: Playful Nine & Sofie Memories

A memory that Peanut found of Nine, Sofie, and Louise. Nine and Sofie were probably about a year old and Lulu a year older than that. I guess it was around 2011 or 2012. Nine and Sofie used to play together a lot back then. Nine loved to play with the dogs. Photographic Memories are a wonderful thing to have. Photographs are a great way to look back and smile.

Have a Wonderful Wednesday!

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on May 4, 2022 in Cats, Dogs

 

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Wonderful Wednesday: Who’s Bed Is It?

Charles thinks he owns Mom’s bed.

But, we CATS will show him who really owns it.

(Well, we waited until he was asleep, but we really do own it!)

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on April 20, 2022 in Dogs

 

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Wonderful Wednesday: Noel Turns 15

Miss Noel, the Christmas Cat, Queen of the Zoo, turns 15 on March 17. She is spry and happy and that is what we live for. Oh, and she is very demanding as you can see. Though she gets quiet when the camera is on.

Mommy turns 65 today. She is not spry and happy but she also is very demanding.

We made them a cake.

But we ate it before the party. 

(Nine we are always thinking of you. We miss you tons!)

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on March 16, 2022 in Dogs

 

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Wonderful Wednesday: Size Matters For Age

I came across this picture from winter 2017 when we first got Charles. 5 years is a long time in ‘dog years.’ A dog year is an interesting concept. In the 1950s, A. Lebeau, a French researcher created a system to determine the age of a dog. No one really knows where the ‘multiple each dog year by 7’ comes from, that wasn’t what Lebeau did. He had “life-stage markers” to determine dog age by life events, like puberty, old age, etc. That was OK but around 1997, a bunch of veterinarians created a chart to do it more accurately (via National Library of Medicine NIH).

Where ‘dog age’ is the chronological age of the dog and ‘human years’ is the physiological age by weight group. The scientists decided that size matters when it comes to two dogs the same age unlike with humans.

So, that means Charles, who is 13 and 17 lbs is about 65 years old, Sofie at 11 and 60 lbs is 62 years old, and Louise at 12 and 65 lbs is about 66 years old. I guess they all could apply for social security payments (Bark Out Loud). Actually, I would have thought that size would have made a larger difference.

How old are you in ‘Human Years?’

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on February 9, 2022 in Dogs

 

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Wonderful Wednesday: 63 to 18

January 2, 2022 – 63 degrees – t-shirt walking weather

January 3, 2022 – 18 degrees – 9 inches of snow –

Mom said no walk today – go make your own path!

What a difference a day makes.

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on January 12, 2022 in Dogs

 

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