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Wonderful Wednesday: We’re Back

Hello. Charles here at the Zoo.

So much has happened in just a month since Mom had to take a break from blogging because of her eye stuff. We have tons to tell you about our holiday season. For right now, I want you to know that everyone did very well and did not destroy too much – though the pesty cats did try and play with the balls on the tree and Mini terrorized the Christmas village. I have recovered great from my bladder surgery and feel like a young dog again which is really the most important thing. Health and happiness is my motto.

Christmas and Channukah collided this year (which means more presents for us). It was exhausting with all the wrapping paper to play in and the boxes and bags. What awesome fun it was having our young human family around for food and festivities (Mom says ‘young’ is a relative term now that the kids are grown). More people to give us cuddles and treats! (Maybe food and fun should be my motto?)

Mom made us sit for a ton of silly holiday pictures. What is it with these humans and their photo opportunities?

More stories and antics to come in 2023. Happy belated New Year, blog friends. We missed you.

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤


Posted by on January 11, 2023 in Dogs


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Wonderful Wednesday: Jolie, The True Lap Dog

Jolie here: I decided that Mom never had a true lap dog before. She is more used to lap cats. Big dogs always were near her but not as much on her, so they can’t be classified as lap dogs and all her other dogs, except Charles, were over 25 lbs.

Charlie, who is only 14 lbs, is a nice guy and all, but he is a couch dog, not a lap dog. Mom thinks it is because his joints always hurt so he doesn’t like to be ‘on’ someone, he likes to be next to someone. Yes, definitely a couch dog.

Me, on the other hand, I like a lap. I like to be in the center of everything even if Mom is working. I am sure the people on the other end of her camera calls like to see me much more than they want to see Mini Cooper, who is always on the desk or in the window. I am the #1 lap dog in this zoo.

Does your human let you sit on their lap when they are working? Do you give them a choice?

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤


Posted by on November 8, 2022 in Dogs


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Wonderful Wednesday: Welcome – Now FEED US!

When I come home this is the welcoming committee.

Mostly they are saying ‘feed us!’

They crack me up. I did not realize when I was taking the last picture of Jolie, Charles, and Mini up the steps that Noel was at the top actually looking down to see when supper was coming. It amazes me sometimes that Mini Cooper is actually the 3rd dog. She is quick to be at the front door and wants to be part of whatever the pups are doing. Luckily, the dogs have never minded.

Are we boring you, Charles?

Note: If you may be wondering about the missing stair side piece. One day, about 20 years ago, V wanted to see what was under the fancy piece. And, so it has remained. That is life at the DogDaz Zoo. 

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤


Posted by on November 2, 2022 in Dogs


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Wonderful Wednesday: Stair View

Jolie has joined a long line of dogs (and cats) that look at the world through the banister.

Where is your favorite place to catch the action?

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤


Posted by on October 26, 2022 in Dogs


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Wonderful Wednesday: Monster Walk

Henry was walking Skeletor and Catzilla. Then it started to rain. Jolie was barking at them (you can see her in the background).

Henry is wearing a Petco Animal Charities T-shirt. Remember to Adopt don’t Shop!

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤


Posted by on October 19, 2022 in Dogs


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Wonderful Wednesday: Rare Sighting of a White Tiger

Queen Noel very rarely suns herself at the front door anymore. Her habits have changed a great deal with her age (now 15 1/2). She mostly stays up in her herb window or on Mom’s recliner in the living room. But today, she was there to meet the Littles as they returned from a crisp fall walk. Charles even brought a whole dead branch as an offering to the Queen.

Oh, BTW, I noticed that the dog art on the front door has now moved down from the Louise and Sofie level in the middle to the lower level with the Littles. Noel doesn’t care -she likes the view no matter what.

Have a Wonderful Wednesday!

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤


Posted by on October 12, 2022 in Dogs


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Wonderful Wednesday: BFFs

When you bring a new dog into the mix, you are never sure if the existing animals are going to accept it. And, we were concerned because Mr. Charles is 14 years old already and he doesn’t always feel the best.

But boy does he love Jolie. He even lets her lean on him! (And he doesn’t like anyone leaning on him.) I love that he gets a little prance in his step when he sees her coming and that he’s been coming for a walk with us in the mornings, which he hardly ever did.

Charles isn’t the only one that has taken to Jojo. Mini Cooper, who was always the other dog in the pack (even though she’s a cat), seems to never be far away. We could not have asked for a better transition for the new member. Hope you have a wonderful Wednesday.

Who’s your BFF?

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤


Posted by on September 27, 2022 in Dogs


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Wonderful Wednesday: ByeBye Pool ‘Til Next Spring

Charles here: This is the last picture that Mom took of us before she put the big green cover on the pool. We like to look at the pool but we don’t want to go in it. We are not really water dogs and even when invited we think it is scary. We do like to run around and chase the ducks and stuff that fly in and we love to dig in the dirt and make a mess in the bushes.

Hard to believe how fast seasons seem to move. When Mom opened the pool the end of May, Louise was still with us (she passed June 17). Now that we are closing the pool, she is gone and Jolie has come to stay. Change is on the wind as the light grows shorter and shorter each day.

Jolie is learning to love lying on the warm deck as much as I do. The Fall afternoon sun is awesome!

Happy AUTUMNAL EQUINOX everyone. 

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤


Posted by on September 21, 2022 in Dogs


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Wonderful Wednesday: Mini Wins

Mini here: You know that the arm of the couch is mine. And I don’t know why this new smelly little dog thinks she gets to own my spot. No way. I showed her!! I sat on her head until she moved. Enough is enough! Go away, Jolie. Go find your own spot.


Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤


Posted by on September 14, 2022 in Cats, Dogs


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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 ❤


Posted by on August 10, 2022 in Dogs


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