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Monday Mischief: The Beggers

Begging has gotten out of hand at the Zoo. Even Noel has joined in the staring contest.

“If I look at you soulfully enough you will surely give me a piece of whatever you are eating. RIGHT NOW!!”

Charles is actually the worst because he can’t contain himself and he starts to demand bark (with that little yappy PomChi staccato.)

The house rule is that no animal is fed from a human plate directly. Food needs to be in their bowl preferably or at least on the floor. If the other humans in the house followed my the rules, this probably would not be going on as much. I think it is much easier to train animals than humans. At least the animals are only staring and not grabbing. I guess I should feel accomplished at that much.

What kind of mischief did you get into today?

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤


Posted by on March 19, 2018 in Cats, Dogs


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Caturday: Noel Turns 11

Noel’s wish for her birthday is just to sleep wherever and when ever she can.

But when not sleeping, she is amusing us with her antics.

Happy 11th birthday, Noel. You bring us great joy and happiness.

I cannot imagine a life without cats!

Just another CATDogDaz morning at the zoo ❤


Posted by on March 17, 2018 in Cats


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DogDaz Zoo: A Surprise for Mom


Mom got a gluten free cupcake for her birthday. It sure looks like cardboard to us. V says everything Mom eats is cardboard anyway (because she is gluten and dairy free and does not eat meat) but we think Mom’s food is pretty good since we eat simple too (and she shares lots of veggies and fruit with us).

We are going to throw a party for Mom. Shhhh… don’t tell her. She said she is feeling old this birthday, so we thought we would throw her a little surprise to make her smile. Noel, the Christmas cat, suggested we all pee on Mom’s newspaper but we dogs can come up with something better than that (right Sofie and Charles?). Maybe we can shred some of our toys and throw the stuffing around the living room as decorations? She would surely like that. What do you think we should do?

Happy Birthday, Mom!  We love you – Louise, Sofie Bear, Charles,

Noel, Nine, Stella, and Mini Cooper.


Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤


Posted by on March 16, 2018 in Cats, Dogs


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Caturday: Stella the Fish

Stella is our Mackerel Tabby. I never heard that description before. Good to know.

A mackerel tabby has narrow stripes that run in parallel down its sides. This is what some people refer to as a “tiger cat.” The body has narrow stripes running down the sides in a vertical pattern.

Ideally the stripes are non-broken lines; evenly spaced. They branch out from one stripe that runs along the top of the cat’s back down the spine, resembling fish skeleton — which is why the term “mackerel” is used to describe it. According to Catster

I cannot imagine a life without cats!

Just another CATDogDaz morning at the zoo ❤


Posted by on March 10, 2018 in Cats


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Caturday: Chinese New Year

I cannot imagine a life without cats!

Just another CATDogDaz morning at the zoo ❤


Posted by on March 3, 2018 in Cats


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DogDaz Zoo: We’re Back!!!

Thank you for being so patient. I know we have been gone since Christmas. We are back now. Mom got unexpectedly ill and didn’t mean to be offline so long. 😦

She promises that she will tell you all about our winter adventures over the next few weeks. Gosh oh, golly gee, it is almost spring, so she better hurry.

Let’s start with December. We got some really nice gifts from everyone. We each got stuffies and squeakies to chew and treats.

Mom made V a pillow of Charles so he can go everywhere they go. It came from a company called Pet Ninja and was shipped from China in this little envelope. Mom thought they had made a mistake because it was so small but when the bag was openned it blew up to be bigger than he actually is. Bark Out Loud.

The bestest present was a painting that K8 made for Mom of us. K8 copied a picture that Mom took of all three of us at the front door and she painted it on to a 2″ canvas. You can follow her process in the pictures below. The whole painting is littler than Mom’s new watch (which Peanut gave her). Isn’t it so cool!

How lucky we are to have such a wonderful family.

Stay tuned for updates, catch ups, mischief, and smiles.

We’ve missed blogging and hope you’ll come back real soon.

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

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤


Posted by on March 1, 2018 in Cats, Dogs


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Caturday: Cats of Christmas Past – Gertrude

Gertrude, Christmas 2004

This is my favorite picture of my wonderful calico, Gertrude. When K8 was in High School she took a photography class and developed this picture the ‘old’ way, in a dark room. I love the grain and texture.

Gertrude was a scaredy cat. In 1992 I rescued her and her sister, Alice, from a garage that was filled with 100 flea infested kittens. She was shy and quiet and unassuming her whole life (17 years). She lived in my office most of the time and would share her window with Muffin when he would come visit. She and Zachary really liked each other too. Her goal in life was simple, she just wanted to sit on my lap.

I cannot imagine a life without cats!

Just another CATDogDaz morning at the zoo ❤


Posted by on December 16, 2017 in Cats


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