Tag Archives: caturday

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


Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

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


Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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


Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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


Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Caturday: Cats of Christmas Past – Zachary

Zachary, Christmas 2008

Zachary was a Russian Blue. He and his sister, Cuddles, came to us as a pair. They could not be more different. Zachary was quiet and shy and spent most of his time in the kitchen or under a coach. If you sat quietly, he would sit down with you and make a little nest. You couldn’t find a sweeter boy.

I cannot imagine a life without cats!

Just another CATDogDaz morning at the zoo ❤


Posted by on December 9, 2017 in Cats


Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Caturday: Cats of Christmas Past – Muffy

Muffin and the 3 snowballs, Christmas 2007.

We thought of turning his antics into a children’s story because he was the purrfect orange cat. Orange cats have a special attitude. Those of you that have had the luck to live with one, know what I mean.

We miss him every day. He was the ambassador of cats at DogDaz Zoo.

I cannot imagine a life without cats!

Just another CATDogDaz morning at the zoo ❤


Posted by on December 2, 2017 in Cats


Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Caturday: We are free to invent our lives; dogs, not so much…

(Note: This older post of mine popped up when I was reviewing some blogs and I thought it was very timely for me. Currently, I am out of work and the universe has not yet shown me what my next move is. I wrote this piece in 2012. Sometimes, I find it good to go back and check in with myself, it helps me remember who I am, which can be helpful.)

Miss Constance Kitty taking a nap

{Warning,,, for some reason I am feeling very philosophical today and not waxing very doggy…} If you really could come back as anything you wanted, if reincarnation was something that really happens, what would you be? I think that I would want to be an old person’s cat. I get to laze around all day with my person, get lots of treats, not have a lot of demands put on me, and sleep my requisite 20 out of 24 hours. But, alas, I do not know if that is possible. I realized long ago that I must invent my life here and now and not wait until the next life. So, I invented a life full of love and laughs and furry things. Even though I have to work to earn money (and usually I work about 12 to 16 hours per day), I am very lucky to have ‘invented’ or, at least ‘positioned,’ a job that allows me to be surrounded by my zoo on most days and work in an environment that is all my own (home). No one ever told me that I was free to invent my life (my parents would have thought this an utterly crazy conversation). Probably like most people, my younger life just sort of happened to me. I did not realize I was inventing my life for a long time, but then, the things I wanted, really really wanted, the things I prayed for, and lite candles for, started to materialize.

In today’s world there are ‘vision boards’ and ‘life plans,’ and there are even people who get paid to be your ‘life coach.’  Looking back (hindsight is always 20/20) I never had a picture but a feeling about my life. I just wanted to love and to be loved in return. I wanted a family around me and I wanted animals. I wanted meaningful work and to do good deeds. I never really visioned owning material things, that was just icing on the cake. No matter what your circumstance, I do want you to know that it is never too late to invent your life. To fill it, even if only for the shortest moment of the day, with your dreams and visions, and you will be surprised, how when you start to put out in the universe those things that you desire, in a positive way, they start to come back to you and your life starts changing toward the vision that you have asked for. (And that is how I ended up with 2 dogs and 5 cats, so make sure you realize what your inventing (hahahaha!))

One warning about this vision thing: I once asked the universe for some time off from work because I really was not having fun. I wasn’t very specific about it. Soon after putting that out in the universe, I broke my leg and had to take several weeks off. The clearer you are, the more likely you will get exactly the life you want. So I should have put out there: “please let me be healthy, on a beach, in the sun, having fun with my dogs and favorite humans by my side,”

I think you make your luck, you invent your life, and you make it happen every day. You have the freedom to invent your life – what are you inventing today?

Just another CatDogDaz morning at the zoo ❤


Originally posted on DogDaz 2.25.12

Leave a comment

Posted by on November 18, 2017 in Cats, Dogs


Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Feline Opines

The world from a feline point of view


Adventures of Bacon and Friends

It's a Pibble's Life!

Tales of mischief from the eyes of a pibble named Mia


pet transport throughout the world

Small Talk

this site is about a dog named Sam and the humans who live with him..

Tippy Tales

Adventures of a rescue dog

Life of Benji

Mr. B, an ex-shelter dog, became a therapy dog in October 2016. He loves to talk about his endeavors, his "big" furry sister Ms. Zulu, and life in general.

weggieboy's blog

surviving retirement with two cats

Life With 3 Dogs

Life Is Ruff

Three Chatty Cats

All things cat rescue and awareness!

Adventures of Doodles

The life and loves of a little dood and his friends

notes from a dog walker

stories from the sidewalk

The Nighthawk Project

Life is what happens while you plan it...

Groovy Goldendoodle Blog

Chronicles of a day in the life with Harley and Leo

pitbull luv

pitbull puppy fun - all links all the time!

FACE Foundation

The Foundation for Animal Care and Education

My Three Moggies

The everyday lives of Archie, Oscar and Henry...

Everyday Adventures in Havachon Heaven

The Good, Crazy, & Adorable Life of One Havachon Puppy

Love your dog

A pet is family, it is not a pair of shoes you return because they do not fit. Think long and hard before you get a pet.


dogdazcats2 - A day with a workaholic & her zoo