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Wonderful Wednesday: ByeBye Brood X

Brood X Cicadas Are Emerging at Last

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/brood-x-cicadas-are-emerging-at-last1/

 

Every 17 years, millions of creatures, called Brood X cicadas, emerge in the Mid-Atlantic, and 2021 is one of those years. These odd insects are not locus or grasshoppers; they are entirely different insects and do not swarm or even fly very well. It sounds like we are on some alien planet when you go outside, but other than that, luckily they don’t like the sandy soil in my yard, so we don’t get many. This morning on our walk, one flew into the street right in front of Sofie and went, “buzz, buzz, zit,” and she wanted to investigate, but we just moved on. Turn your sound up and you can hear them in the background of Louise’s video below. This was about a week or so ago, at their peak.

They do feel really weird when they grab onto your legs, but they are harmless. Here are a few cicada husks left on a bush that I took this morning.

They are almost gone now, they’ve been here since mid-May and they last about 1 month. See you in 2038 Brood X.  (Good riddance!)

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on June 23, 2021 in Bugs, Dogs

 

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Monday Mischief: DogDaz Of Summer Are Here

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It was a strange spring this year. So hot in May with no rain that we had to start watering the plants, then some rain, no rain, cold, then thunder and lightning, then torrential rain, then hot again. But now we have entered the DOGDAZ of Summer!  All we want to do is snooze inside the airconditioned house. Sofie won’t go outside half the time because she does not like the heat (but she does love to swim). Louise thinks maybe the front door exits to a cooler place than the back, so she is always trying a different exit.

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It looks like a normal day outside until Mom opens the door. Then…. blast! Heat comes at us like no tomorrow (what does that mean?). You would think we live in the tropics not the mid-Atlantic. Better to stay inside with the cats.

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These pictures are from 2015 but not much has changed, the gardens look about the same, the pool is blue, oh yeah, now we are older and we have to deal with Charles, the little rug rat of a dog. Is it hot where you live?

Happy first day of summer!

What mischief did you get into today?

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on June 21, 2021 in Dogs

 

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DogDaz Zoo: A Daddy Roll

Happy Father’s Day! 

I loved to sit on my father’s shoulders. He would walk down the street with me way up top and we would play a game he called ‘high bridge, low bridge.’ He would stoop down when a low branch came so that I cleared the danger. 

Someone asked me one thing that I learned from my Dad and I said ‘kindness.’ I was blessed to have this man in my life. He is gone for many years now but I see him every day when I look in the mirror since I look like him. 

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo

 
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Posted by on June 20, 2021 in Animals

 

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Wonderful Wednesday: I’m Too Sexy For My ….

Our pet whisperer/ animal sitter / groomer and all-time great caretaker, Sonya, gave me a handsome fur cut the other day. It takes a lot to keep me looking gorgeous as I do.

I even posed for Mom when she was taking pictures because I know that I look sooooo good. Aren’t I handsome? – Charles the Mugwump

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on June 16, 2021 in Dogs

 

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Monday Mischief: Our River Hawks

Every year our Osprey return to mate and have little Osprey.

This is us in 2014 before the bulkhead was turned into a living shoreline, staring at the Osprey platform. Those big birds don’t like us much. This year Mom caught them on video teaching their baby’s to fly. Turn up your volume if you want to hear their little cry drowned out by the 17-year cicada song. The cicadae are very loud but will be gone in a few weeks. But that is for another blog.

What kind of mischief did you get into today?

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on June 14, 2021 in Birds, Dogs

 

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Wonderful Wednesday: 3 in the Series of That Can’t Be Comfortable

Sofie’s head is smashed in the toys.

Louise is half off the bed.

None of them look comfortable to me.

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on June 9, 2021 in Dogs

 

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Monday Mischief: Cubism

I thought I was buying a big new cube for Louise because her’s is starting to come apart. She loves her feeding cube so much. But, it is hard online for me to size things (I always get it wrong) and I ended up with this small one. Since lil’ Charlie doesn’t play with food toys, I gave it to Sofie, who adores it!

Cubism for all!

What kind of mischief did you get into today?

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on June 7, 2021 in Dogs

 

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Just Another Wednesday: Pilling

Mornings start out with 4 pills for Sofie and 1 for Louise.

Then at dinner, Sofie gets another 3, and now Charles gets 1.

On the alternate days, Louise gets 2 for breakfast, Sofie gets 4, and Charles gets 1.

It has gotten more and more complicated at the Zoo as we all age. The dogs are now 10,11, and 12.

Oh and that doesn’t include the monthly Heartworm or Flea stuff.

Thank goodness, only Noel, the Christmas Cat who is 14, gets something in the morning, and the other 3 cats are good, for now.

Does your human give you medicine? How do they do it (or maybe they do it so well you just don’t know)?

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on May 26, 2021 in Cats, Dogs

 

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Monday Mischief: Was It Nagini?

For some reason, Mommy would not let us play with our new friend that came slithering into the yard to help us plant the tomatoes. We are not sure why, but Mom made us all go inside until the Pantherophis obsoletus passed through. I think she said it had something to do with some woman named, Nagini. Have you ever met her? Mom said she might eat Charles. I said, “then maybe he should stay outside.” Mom put me in time out. What did I do? – Sofie Bear

What kind of mischief did you get into today?

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on May 24, 2021 in Dogs

 

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Wonderful Wednesday: The Watchers

These two are good together when they have a joint mission; like sitting at the top of any stairs and watching for intruders. Charles has begone to bark more than Sofie (if you can believe that?) to keep aliens from attacking the homefront. That includes every package, food delivery driver, or occasional friend of the family.

Sofie: Do you see anything there yet, Chuck?

Charles: Hey, Sof, we need to protect Mom from the aliens!! You with me?

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on May 5, 2021 in Dogs

 

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