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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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Happy 2022 From DogDaz Zoo

See you next year. We are gonna take a few days off and start blogging again in 2022.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Your Friends at DogDaz Zoo

Louise, Sofie Bear, Charles, Noel (the Christmas Cat), Nine, Stella, Mini Cooper, and Mom

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on December 27, 2021 in Cats, Dogs

 

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DogDaz Zoo: Happy Hanukkah

From our Zoo to yours, may your lights burn brightly,

your latkes be crisp, and

your dreidle always land on ‘take it all.’

HAPPY HANUKKAH!

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on November 28, 2021 in Cats, Dogs

 

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Wonderful Wednesday: Sofie Turns 11

Sofie Bear turns 11 years young tomorrow. How did that happen so fast?

I love this goofball! She teaches me so much every day.

Happy Birthday!

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on November 24, 2021 in Dogs

 

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Wonderful Wednesday: Save Us from the Brush

When I whine too much, which is like every night Mom says, she takes the brush out and starts to brush me. I hate to be brushed, so I move just out of reach. Sometimes Mom will brush Louise, but her coat is so short, that even though she sheds 24/7/365 days a year, the brush doesn’t do much. Me, on the other paw, has so much fur that you could make another dog. The other day when Mom was brushing me I ran away to Lulu. We held paws in solidarity so that Mom would stop this brush abuse. We girls have to stick together.

PS. That little dodo Charles loves to be brushed. He is just so weird. I would never hold hands with him!

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on November 17, 2021 in Dogs

 

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Wonderful Wednesday: Nighttime Helpers

It takes a lot of us to help Mom get ready for bed. You would think that all she needs to do is pull down her covers and jump in, but noooooo! Louise needs 3 little cookies on her bed (or she paces); Charlie needs one and he wants Mini Cooper to go away while he eats it; Sofie wants to know if there are any extra cookies in the nightstand. Noel wants nothing to do with all these dogs and has left to go see if there are any cat treats in the kitchen and Nine is downstairs sleeping in his bed in the laundry room (until about 3 am when he and Mini pick on Noel and wake everyone up). How would Mom ever get to bed without us?

(Yes, Mom collects M&M machines (if you noticed them in the bookcase). Kind of like she collects silly dogs and cats 🙂

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on November 10, 2021 in Cats, Dogs

 

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Wonderful Wednesday: Polite Paws

I think it is funny that Louise crosses her paws when she is laying down. There is actually a scientific term for that behavior called “polite paws.” Some behaviorists say that it is a way that animals (yes cats do it too) are trying to communicate with us. I think it is really just for comfort, like humans crossing their legs. Lulu definitely looks relaxed when she does it. She is a very polite dog, that is fur sure.

Do you have polite paws?

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on November 3, 2021 in Dogs

 

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Wonderful Wednesday: Fall Photo Fail

I tried to get a picture of all 3 dogs in the fall montage at the entrance to my neighborhood, but Charles did not like it at all and wanted to go home. He is not one to sit quietly and look pretty and I made the mistake of trying to force him to sit, which ended with him trying to eat my hand (no damage done).

The next day, I got Louise and Sofie to sit in the grass but because Sofie needs to lay down (she can’t sit very long anymore because of her arthritis), she is kind of hidden behind a bush. At least Louise will listen and look at me (sometimes). 🙂

Another DogDaz Photo Fail. Happy Fall!

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on October 27, 2021 in Dogs

 

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