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Wonderful Wednesday: ByeBye Pool ‘Til Next Spring

Charles here: This is the last picture that Mom took of us before she put the big green cover on the pool. We like to look at the pool but we don’t want to go in it. We are not really water dogs and even when invited we think it is scary. We do like to run around and chase the ducks and stuff that fly in and we love to dig in the dirt and make a mess in the bushes.

Hard to believe how fast seasons seem to move. When Mom opened the pool the end of May, Louise was still with us (she passed June 17). Now that we are closing the pool, she is gone and Jolie has come to stay. Change is on the wind as the light grows shorter and shorter each day.

Jolie is learning to love lying on the warm deck as much as I do. The Fall afternoon sun is awesome!

Happy AUTUMNAL EQUINOX everyone. 

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on September 21, 2022 in Dogs

 

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Wonderful Wednesday: Mini Wins

Mini here: You know that the arm of the couch is mine. And I don’t know why this new smelly little dog thinks she gets to own my spot. No way. I showed her!! I sat on her head until she moved. Enough is enough! Go away, Jolie. Go find your own spot.

 

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on September 14, 2022 in Cats, Dogs

 

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Wonderful Wednesday: It’s the DogDaz of Summer

We have reached the DogDaz of Summer. Those hot hot Mid-Atlantic August, thunderstorms every day, days. The dogs don’t mind so much. (Which is wonderful because Sofie and ultimately Louise, were terrified of the T-storms). They wander around the yard, which for the littles is a ton of space, and stay in the shade. Charlie mostly does his thing and after 10 minutes wants to go inside to the A/C. Jolie is still discovering that there is a wonderful world outside of a cage (after 6 1/2 yrs), so she never wants to go inside no matter how hot it is.

Stay cool, Pups!

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on August 10, 2022 in Dogs

 

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Monday Mischief: New Office Help

Jolie is now my permanent office assistant. She finds all the stuff I drop on the floor during the day. I discovered she likes to chew ballpoint pens. Mini, who used to always be my desk assistant, is currently on strike and is not showing up to work. Hopefully, that will change.

Mostly I find Jolie sleeping on the job. But, I enjoy her company and she is fitting in the routine perfectly.

What kind of mischief did you get into today?

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on August 8, 2022 in Dogs

 

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Wonderful Wednesday: Strike a Pose

Mr. Charles got a haircut today. He always looks so handsome, but today he looks kind of grumpy. He doesn’t always like to pose, but that is the life of a beautiful dog.

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on August 3, 2022 in Dogs

 

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Monday Mischief: Jolie’s Back Story

The story that we were told by the rescue:

  • They got a call from a Deacon of a church that a woman’s husband died and he had 4 small dogs in a kennel that she wanted nothing to do with.
  • The only dog that had been spayed or neutered was Jolie.
  • The woman gave away one of the dogs (to her grandmother?). The other 3 were taken into foster in February of this year.
  • They said she was a Yorkie mix on the paperwork. (She looks much more like a Shih Tzu than a Yorkie, but clearly, she is a mix of things (aren’t we all).)
  • They were supposedly allowed out of the kennel once a day. They were covered with urine and feces when they were rescued, so my assumption is that they lived in that situation for a very long time.
  • The foster said she was house trained, and then the day they were coming, they said ‘by the way, she tends to have accidents.’ It is clear she is not housetrained.

She came to us in the pouring rain and looked like a MOP with paws. She has the sweetest personality for someone who has been locked up for years. The adoption paperwork says her birthday is February 14, 2016  (which is the same day as our boy, Nine, the cat who just left us in March), but that would make her 6 1/2, not 5 1/2. What a very long time to live in those horrible conditions.

They were right about her personality. Mini Cooper, the cat, liked her immediately, Charles, the Pomchi, was OK with a youngster in the house (he’s 14), and after a week or so, even Noel, the Christmas Cat, at 15 1/2, decided that she was OK.

The first order of business was a haircut. After all the hair was gone, the MOP showed us her spots (she looks like an appaloosa). Such a difference. I think she really liked being freed from all those mats. Sonya, who groomed her, said that her feet are burned, most likely from standing in all that uric acid for so long. She doesn’t like them touched much and gave Sonya a fit to trim them, so I try to hold hands with her to get her comfortable with her feet being touched.

Jojo went to the Vet last Monday and we found that she had a fractured molar and several rotted teeth, is overweight at 21 pounds (should be 17 or 18), has an ear infection, some skin problems, and loves everyone. You know what that means: Cytopoint injection for the skin, ear drops twice a day, exercise, and an appointment in October (because that is our Vet dental month with a 10% discount) to fix the teeth.

Even though she is 6 1/2, it is like having a puppy because of her lack of training. I take her out, she pees, and then immediately comes in and pees on the rug. She does not like the feel of grass on her feet (is it totally new to her?) so I am teaching her that it is ok. When she is kenneled and I am not in her line of vision, she screams. There is a lot to learn in this world. She absolutely loves her walks in the morning and wants to constantly go outside with me (though she does nothing but sniff).

She is sweet and loving and happy. Now to teach her what a toy is and how to behave in public.

What kind of mischief did you get into today?

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on July 25, 2022 in Dogs

 

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Wonderful Wednesday: Hello, Miss Jolie

For Charles’ birthday (well, maybe more so to help Mom’s heart heal from the loss of so many furbabies over the last few months), a sweet matted soul named Jolie has come to live at the zoo. The minute she got here on Saturday (in the pouring rain, of course), she took over everyone’s heart (and Mini’s couch pillow). Noel is still a little suspect of the new ‘MOP’ in the house but otherwise, she just fit right in as if she had always been here.

I will tell you her story another day, but for now here are the main things we know:

  • They said she was a Yorkie mix but she definitely looks like Shih Tzu to me.
  • She is 6 years old according to the birth year they gave us, but they said 5, so we are not sure.
  • Her birthday is the same day as Nine’s was (Feb 14). Isn’t that a wild coincidence?
  • She is way over-weight (over 22 lbs and she should be more like 17 or less).
  • She is in desperate need of grooming (Sonya will cut it all off on Thursday).
  • They said she was housetrained but she does not have bathroom training as far as we can tell (it is like having a puppy all over again).
  • She has the sweetest personality and loves everyone and everything so far.

What a blessing!

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on July 13, 2022 in Cats, Dogs

 

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Wonderful Wednesday: Guarding Lulu

I do not know exactly what Noel and Mini Cooper knew, but when they started guarding Louise while she slept, I got nervous. I know that animals are much more in tune with each other than we are with them. They know who is sick and who has something going on long before our senses even begin to wake up. So when the cats gathered around Lulu, I was on alert.

Noel had started to stare at Louise and stay close. That is unusual behavior here at the zoo, though sometimes if Mini can, she will try to lick a dog’s face and ears, which quickly Lulu will tell her to ‘bug off’ and Charles will take a quick snap.
Being the oldest (15 and 3 months), of course, Miss Noel sometimes takes a short nap even while doing an important job..

Lulu is OK. Her condition has not changed that I know of, however, when the animals talk, I really try to listen.

Have a wonderful Wednesday.

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on June 1, 2022 in Cats, Dogs

 

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Wonderful Wednesday: Playful Nine & Sofie Memories

A memory that Peanut found of Nine, Sofie, and Louise. Nine and Sofie were probably about a year old and Lulu a year older than that. I guess it was around 2011 or 2012. Nine and Sofie used to play together a lot back then. Nine loved to play with the dogs. Photographic Memories are a wonderful thing to have. Photographs are a great way to look back and smile.

Have a Wonderful Wednesday!

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on May 4, 2022 in Cats, Dogs

 

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Wonderful Wednesday: Charles Immortalized

I was so surprised when I got an unexpected package from Chewy.com, the pet supply service, and it contained a real painting of Mr. Charles on canvas. I guess we were the lucky recipients of a customer service initiative where they paint a picture of your pet from its profile picture and send them to random people. They really know how to do customer service, that is for sure. Now I want one for everyone at the zoo, but they actually don’t offer it as a service.

Isn’t he handsome?

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on March 2, 2022 in Dogs

 

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