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Wonderful Wednesday: Staying Safe With The Ones I Love

If I have to be stuck in quarantine, at least I am blessed to be with the best group of crazy animals on the planet.

Because I worked from home for over 25 years (when I wasn’t on a plane somewhere), I was able to surround myself with a herd of rescues, all who were used to me being available to them as a lap, as a feeder, and a walker. Then, 15 months ago, when I started working in an office, our home life changed totally. I had to bring in dog walkers during the day and had less time to be there for cuddles and care. But, the gift of COVID-19 quarantine brought me back to working from the house once again. And now, I am not sure that they will ever let me go back to the office.

I just read that 54% of the people surveyed said they would like to continue to work from home at least part of the time when they are allowed to return to their workplace. What about you? Do you want to stay home with the puppies?

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on May 20, 2020 in Cats, Dogs

 

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Wonderful Wednesday: Meet General Liegh

I would like to introduce you to my new Grand-niece Cat. Her name is General Leigh. My nephew (in good COVID-19 gear) adopted her this week and she appears to be the sweetest, most well adjusted, love that could be. She is about 3 years old they think. Congratulations on the new arrival. Have a great life General Leigh!

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on May 13, 2020 in Cats, Dogs

 

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Wonderful Wednesday: Saddle Up

It is really nice to be able to take more walks with Mom. When the rain breaks (there has been a lot of it this week), we ‘saddle up’ as she calls it, and stroll along the lane.

It is nice to see so many spring flowers, like the rootbeer iris, blooming in the yard. We are eating a lot of grass. Mom thinks it is because this early grass tastes really sweet and we are not about to argue.

The only challenge lately with all this walking is that tons of people we never knew lived in our neighborhood are out with children and bicycles and even worse, puppies!!! Our walks are not the quite strolls that Mom likes. Now they are fraught with having to turn around halfway down the street because dogs we don’t know with people who can’t seem to control them are barrelling towards us. We aren’t always the friendliest to strangers (we have to protect Mom, you know).

What did you do on your Wonderful Wednesday walk?

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on May 6, 2020 in Dogs

 

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Wordless Wednesday: Vogue

Mr. DeVille, I am ready for my close up!

Thanks, Peanut for such great shots.

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on April 29, 2020 in Dogs

 

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Wordless Wednesday: Watching & Waiting for Spring

 Charles and Sofie – 2018

Spring is almost here – Nine and Sofie 2015

Spring has arrived 2011 – Louise and puppy Sofie

Louise and Sofie – waiting on March 21, 2018

Charles and Sofie waiting in April 2019

April 2020 – The cat crew just wants it all to go away!

Sofie yesterday (April 2020) enjoying the first iris of spring

Has spring come your way yet?

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on April 22, 2020 in Cats, Dogs

 

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Wonderful Wednesday: Never Too Many Toys

We all have to share everything at the Zoo. Mom does not like possessiveness or growling. Most of the time the little guy takes the toys and lies on them. But sometimes, Miss Louise, in all her patience and general niceness, has had enough and takes back what is hers (she was first dog in this current pack). All in a day’s fun.

Have a wonderful Wednesday.

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo

 
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Posted by on April 15, 2020 in Cats, Dogs

 

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Wordless Wednesday: Hip Hopping

Just another CatDogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on April 1, 2020 in Cats

 

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Wonderful Wednesday: StayHomeSaveLives

This post means a great deal more to me than just a fun picture with 4 of my zoo. If you look closely, it shows the personalities of each animal.

  • Louise: Always pawing at me. She knows she can’t be on the couch but she finds ways to get as close as she can by having a paw on me. She seems to be saying ‘Please, Mommy, I was here first. Pet me!,’ and I do. She is the quiet leader of the pack.

  • Sofie: The bundle of anxiety that is always at my feet. Through it all, she seems to have that mischievous smile whenever you snap a picture. She is loving that Mommy is home all the time now, but, as you can assume, it has made any separation all the harder for her.

  • Mini Cooper: On my lap 24/7 these days. When she isn’t on my lap, she is meowing for me to sit down, so she can be on my lap, or my hip, or my keyboard…

  • Charles: Next to you but not on you. Wanting to be the center of attention, but knowing he is small and has to share with all these big animals. He has gotten very vocally demanding these days and that little yip can go right through you. He is pouting in this shot, as he is prone to do because he wants his 3rd supper (he is the most food demanding mugwump ever).

And then, of course, there is me. Currently hiding from the world so that I don’t catch this horrible COVID-19 virus. The animals are my social distancing, especially when I am out walking them. I am one of those ‘vulnerable’ people they keep talking about. I am one of the ones that, if this thing hits, the potential is that it will take me down hard.

Please STAY HOME if you can. If you can’t, follow the rules about washing your hands and keeping your distance. And, for my sake, if you have not been isolated for 14 days with no symptoms, please stay away. That is how we show love and respect in the age of COVID-19.

Thank you to all the first responders, the front line medical workers, the animal caretakers, the grocery store and essential services clerks, the people that keep the warehouses stocked so that things get shipped, and the transportation crews that keep the supply chain going. We will get through this, even though we have to do it #separatelytogether.

Stay well and go wash your paws!

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on March 25, 2020 in Dogs

 

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Wonderful Wednesday: Thank You

Being a 13-year-old cat has its perks!

No one expects you to play anymore, so they are really amused when you get the zoomies and go flying around the house.

No one expects you to gain much weight at this age, so they let you eat a little more food than they used to.

No one expects you to be awake the cat-usual 6 hours a day anymore, so now I sleep more like 20hrs.

Being a senior cat definitely has its advantages, but I can’t remember what they are…

How old are you?

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on March 18, 2020 in Dogs

 

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Wonderful Wednesday: Cardinal

I was standing in the yard with the dogs and one of the many many cardinals that live in my yard, graced me with a quiet moment so that I could take a photo of him. The other day, there were 4 vibrant red males in my mock orange bush, but alas, I did not have my phone/camera.

Have a WONDERFUL Wednesday!

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on March 11, 2020 in Birds

 

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