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Wonderful Wednesday: Nappers

 

Sometimes, napping with friends is just so much more comfortable, don’t you think? Are you are solo napper? Or do you like to cuddle nap with friends?

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on February 1, 2023 in Dogs

 

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Wonderful Wednesday: Let’s Roll

Happiness is rolling with your friends!

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on January 25, 2023 in Dogs

 

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Wonderful Wednesday: My Day With Grammie

Jolie here: Mom took me to visit Grammie. She is in a special place that helps her; it is called ‘assisted living.’ Grammie is going to be 98 and can’t get around like she used to. Even though she really is a cat person, she enjoyed my visit with her. I think I was pretty good with the old lady. I sat on her lap and I tried to kiss her.

Mom said if I get good at this old people stuff, maybe when the triple-demic quiets down, she will take me to visit old people more often. There was only one problem though: it was a million degrees in the room and I really started to fall asleep. I jumped on Grammie’s bed and took a nap while Mom did other stuff.

When Charles was a younger man (about 6 years ago when he first came to the Zoo), he visited Grammie too. But Charles is kind of set in his ways and isn’t really a lap guy. Charles is a ‘don’t pick me up’ and ‘don’t make me stay on your lap’ kind of dog.

I could really get into this visiting stuff. Unlike Charles, I love car rides, new people, snuggles, and of course, lots of treats. But turn down the thermostat!!!!

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on January 18, 2023 in Dogs

 

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DogDaz Zoo: Do What’s Right – MLK

“Never, never be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society’s punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on January 16, 2023 in Animals, Dogs

 

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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 ❤

 
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Posted by on January 11, 2023 in Dogs

 

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DogDaz Zoo: Happy Holidays

We wish all our wonderful blog family an awesome holiday season and a wonderful 2023 New Year celebration.

Mom is having eye surgery this week and will not be blogging again until next year. Hopefully, she will be seeing her way to more posts in early January. (Get the pun, ‘seeing her way’ – Bark Out Loud)

Thank you for following and commenting and just being our blog friends. We appreciate you and hope to ‘see’ you all in the New Year.

Noel (the Christmas cat), Charles Mugwump, Stella, Mini Cooper, Jolie, & Mom 

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on December 12, 2022 in Animals

 

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Wonderful Wednesday: New Holiday Look

Every year Mom, of course, has a furry merry holiday theme going on. This year she added me, Jolie, to the animals. I get to shine next to the spirit of Louise. After a million years of searching, she also found some holiday cats. Last year she ordered one from China and it never came. This year she jumped on it and got the last set in stock and drove many miles to pick it up (do you think she is obsessed). V said they look very ‘made in China’ with their pink ears, but Mom likes them a lot. Now almost everyone is represented (missing one cat at the moment but maybe the baby bear will stand in for Stella). I can’t wait to see what happens inside the house.

Have a Wonderful Wednesday!

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on December 7, 2022 in Dogs

 

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Wonderful Wednesday: N is for Napping

We love the couch. Our couch is the perfect place to nap. We nap a lot. Mom says that we are just lazy loafers.

According to PetMed.com:

On average, most dogs spend about 50% of their day sleeping—about 12 hours in a 24-hour period. Puppies, large-breed dogs, and older dogs may sleep more, while small-breed dogs and working dogs may sleep less.

In addition to the 50% of their day spent sleeping, dogs will then spend another 30% of their awake hours doing what I call “loafing.” Just like with humans, loafing is when a dog is awake but really not doing much of anything—just hanging out. Typically, loafing time is spent lying down, watching the world go by, and generally enjoying being lazy.

So, that comes out to a whopping 80% of the doggy day being spent not doing much of anything at all.

Our couch is the perfect place to be lazy loafers. That and the top of the stairs.

Where do you love to loaf?

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on November 30, 2022 in Dogs

 

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DogDaz Zoo: Charlie Update

Charles here – I am interrupting the Caturday post to bring you an update on my bladder surgery:

Everything is going great. The first day was hard and no one told Mommy to have ramps and things for me to get up onto the bed and couch and boy, did coming up the stairs hurt, But you know me, Mr. Biter, I would not let anyone carry me, even though the stairs were really tough.

I was not very impressed with the ramp Mom made from pillows, but Joile thought it was a hoot!

I am making Mom crazy with going out a great deal, but maybe it is because I am just getting used to not having that big bladder stone anymore. The Doctor called and said that it was a CALCIUM  OXILATE stone. That is what we thought and there is not much we can do but stay on the special urinary diet we are on and hope no new ones grow.

Mom says I am licking myself too much and she is going to the store to get a baby onesy. That sounds awful.

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on November 19, 2022 in Animals

 

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DogDaz Zoo: Doing Ok

Charles here: I just wanted to let you know that I am Ok and did very well with my surgery. The Doctor said I am a real trooper.

It is going to be hard for a few days until all the stitches heal but I should be as good as new, for an old guy. They aren’t going to get rid of me so fast. At 14-1/2 years old and 14 pounds, I plan to be around for several more sun rises.

The Dr said that the stone was so big and green and odd, that they are sending it to a lab to make sure it wasn’t some alien from outer space. Then maybe we can know what we can do to avoid more in the future.

I am having trouble with the stairs and don’t want anyone to touch me, so I am trying to bite people to leave me alone. It’s not that I don’t love them. Mom made me a ramp to get up on the bed cause I can’t even do my dog stairs. But hopefully I’ll be OK soon.

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on November 16, 2022 in Animals

 

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