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Wordy Wednesday: Letters To Noel

Dear Noel.

My humans have adopted a small kitten and they want me to share my food, my toys, and even my bed, with the obnoxious little pest. How do I get them to understand that I love their company but this is my space and I like it that way?

Yours truly,

Distraught in Denver 

Dear Distraught,

Humans just don’t understand us felines very well, do they? In the human world, I guess they don’t care if a stranger comes into their house and takes all their food out of the cabinet and eats it and then sleeps in their nice cozy bed. I wish there was a way you could explain to them that cats are very territorial and suspicious creatures. We need our own spaces. Do you have shelves that you can climb up on, a cat tree, or at least a window perch to get away from the pesty newbie? I know that in my house, we have a community of cats, of which I am the Queen, and sometimes we all like to be together, and many times, we all want to be alone. That is why our humans have catified our house with trees and window seats and gates to keep the dogs away from our play areas.

Maybe you can suggest they read this article “Most common sources of stress in cats and how to relieve it“ because they need to understand that they are stressing you out.

Best of luck and remember you are the older one so you get to tell the little one what to do and how to do it just like I do! You’ve got this!

Stay Pawsome – Noel

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on February 20, 2019 in Cats

 

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Monday Mischief: Sunnyside Up

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Noel was not amused by my attempt to match this picture on the internet.

What kind of mischief did you get into today?

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on February 11, 2019 in Cats

 

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Black and White Sunday: Up Close

Noel, the Christmas cat, is a mess. She seems to always have mudge in her eyes and food all over her face and never is able to get clean. I just love this silly girl.

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on January 27, 2019 in Cats

 

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Monday Mischief: Pillow Wars

The cats like to lay on the big dog pillows. Usually, the dogs will let them stay there. I have even seen the dogs lie on the floor so that the cats can have the pillows. Is this some unspoken DogDaz Zoo language? They always work it out and that is what’s important.

What kind of mischief did you get into today?

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on January 14, 2019 in Dogs

 

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DogDaz Zoo: Season’s Greetings

From all of us at DogDaz Zoo,

we wish you the happiest of holidays and

a wonderful NEW YEAR!

We will return on Caturday January 5, 2019, and

look forward to entertaining you for another year!

(in order of age)

Noel (the Christmas cat),

Charles (the Mugwump),

Louise (aka Lulu Belle),

Sofie Bear,

Mr. Nine,

Stella,

and

Mini Cooper 

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on December 25, 2018 in Cats, Dogs

 

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Caturday: DogDaz’ Holiday Safety List

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The cats are always amazed by the lights of the Christmas tree (which you can see reflected in the window behind Noel and Stella in this picture from 2013). K8 caught them watching the twinkling from a safe distance. Nine, of course, was climbing the tree, doing his best to undo all the wonderful decorations that everyone was putting up.

Don’t forget to celebrate the shortest day and longest night of the year (Winter Solstice) next Friday in the Northern Hemisphere. We will start to gain a bit more daylight every day from the Winter Solstice until the Spring Solstice in June.

I can not imagine a life without cats. Happy Caturday.

 

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DOGDAZ HOLIDAY LIST TO KEEP THEM SAFE

Here is a list of what to be careful of this holiday season for your cats and dogs and rabbits and guinea pigs and potbellies and ferrets, and…..

Bones – Small turkey and ham bones can lodge in the throat, stomach and digestive tract requiring surgery to remove. Also, the fats and gravies that you may add to your pets’ food can cause diarrhea and vomiting (and ultimately pancreatitis (Yuk!)).

Christmas Trees – These create a whole realm of dangers for your pet. Poorly secured trees can fall on rambunctious pets as the runaround or try to climb them. Pine needles can cause GI irritation and perforation. Sharp or breakable ornaments should be kept well out-of-the-way of curious mouths and paws. Christmas trees may contain additives and preservatives, which leach into the water and can be toxic if ingested. Tinsel, yarn, and ribbon can cause linear foreign bodies (get wrapped up throughout the intestinal tract) and create a blockage and/or possible perforations.

Electrical Cords – These are always a hazard to curious kittens and puppies but the extra lights and decorations this time of year is even more tempting. Make sure that all electrical cords are in good condition and out of reach.

Holiday Plants – Many plants can be poisonous to your pet. The holidays add a few more to that list and include mistletoe, poinsettia, lilies, and holly (the berries are especially toxic).

Lost Pets – The holidays make it easier for pets to sneak their way out of the house with the extra guests and visiting friends going in and out. Be sure to keep identification on your pets and keep them contained in a bedroom or behind a gate if you are expecting a lot of foot traffic through your front door.

Sweets– Holiday candy can cause GI problems and become toxic once ingested. Chocolate is one of the most common causes of toxic reaction in pets. The darker the chocolate the worse it is. Do not place wrapped boxes of chocolate under the tree – dogs can sniff them out. Also be sure to keep the candy dishes covered so playful paws aren’t tempted to fish them out.

Noel, The Christmas Cat
2009

Have a safe and healthy holiday!!

 Just another CATDogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on December 15, 2018 in Cats

 

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Wordless Wednesday: Noel and the Box

Time elapse about 30 minutes. MOL!

Have a wonderful Wordless Wednesday!

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on September 19, 2018 in Cats

 

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