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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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Monday Mischief: Mom’s Little Helper

For Thanksgiving Mom always makes apple something. I like apples. They are yummy. So when Mom sat down to peel lots and lots of apples, I definitely wanted to assist.

She did let me watch and she even gave me some apple to chew on. But she would not let me have the whole thing. She said something about how apple seeds could make me crazy and even possibly kill me.

It was worth it in the end because Mom dropped a dallop of vegan ice cream on the floor by accident and I got to gooble it up.

If you want Mom’s gluten-free, dairy-free, and occasionally vegan recipe you can find it, and many more, at https://lorianskitchen.com 

What kind of mischief did you get into today?

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on November 28, 2022 in Dogs

 

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Monday Mischief: We Have A Dobby

Mom bought us a house elf named Dobby because he is supposed to have a surprise inside and she thought Jolie might actually want to play with him. At least that is what the package said. Whatever is inside did not interest either of us, but we think he is cute and will keep him around awhile.

Mom said to be careful because he will want to take our socks, whatever that means?

What kind of mischief did you get into today?

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on November 21, 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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DogDaz Zoo: Prayers for Charles

Mr. Charles is having his cystotomy today. The date was moved up because he is starting to have issues. A cystotomy is a surgical opening created in the wall of the urinary bladder. This procedure allows the surgeon to look inside the bladder and remove the giant stone that he has. Beat your drums for a quick and pain-free recovery. We will keep you posted.

 Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on November 15, 2022 in Animals

 

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Wonderful Wednesday: Jolie, The True Lap Dog

Jolie here: I decided that Mom never had a true lap dog before. She is more used to lap cats. Big dogs always were near her but not as much on her, so they can’t be classified as lap dogs and all her other dogs, except Charles, were over 25 lbs.

Charlie, who is only 14 lbs, is a nice guy and all, but he is a couch dog, not a lap dog. Mom thinks it is because his joints always hurt so he doesn’t like to be ‘on’ someone, he likes to be next to someone. Yes, definitely a couch dog.

Me, on the other hand, I like a lap. I like to be in the center of everything even if Mom is working. I am sure the people on the other end of her camera calls like to see me much more than they want to see Mini Cooper, who is always on the desk or in the window. I am the #1 lap dog in this zoo.

Does your human let you sit on their lap when they are working? Do you give them a choice?

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on November 8, 2022 in Dogs

 

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Monday Mischief: Let’s Be Friends

What kind of mischief did you get into today?

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on November 7, 2022 in Dogs

 

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Wonderful Wednesday: Welcome – Now FEED US!

When I come home this is the welcoming committee.

Mostly they are saying ‘feed us!’

They crack me up. I did not realize when I was taking the last picture of Jolie, Charles, and Mini up the steps that Noel was at the top actually looking down to see when supper was coming. It amazes me sometimes that Mini Cooper is actually the 3rd dog. She is quick to be at the front door and wants to be part of whatever the pups are doing. Luckily, the dogs have never minded.

Are we boring you, Charles?

Note: If you may be wondering about the missing stair side piece. One day, about 20 years ago, V wanted to see what was under the fancy piece. And, so it has remained. That is life at the DogDaz Zoo. 

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on November 2, 2022 in Dogs

 

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Monday Mischief: Stay Safe As You Boo

Happy Halloween!

Our 3 recent DogDaz angels, Louise, Sofie, and Nine, are here to remind you to keep your pets inside tonight. Humans are the most dangerous creatures around so don’t trust your cats and dogs to be safe on a night like this.

Louise would have been 13 years old today. Happy bday in dog heaven, Lulu.

Now go make some mischief and let us know what kind of mischief you got into?

Yes, Louise is in the picture with the skeletons below, but you have to look really hard to see the big black beauty.

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on October 31, 2022 in Dogs

 

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