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Monday Mischief: Sharing Is Caring

I give the dogs their lunch on the kitchen floor. It slows them down and gives them a little game to find the kibble. Well, I guess Noel, the Christmas Cat, has figured this out. She is as food-crazed as any dog and will eat anything and everything. Luckily, she sneaked up on Louise who does not mind sharing and is not food aggressive (Sofie and Charles are). Louise just kept on snacking and let Noel join in. I love that Louise!

Do you share stuff with your siblings? 

What kind of mischief did you get into today?

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on August 10, 2020 in Cats, Dogs

 

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Wonderful Wednesday: Vaccinate Your Pets

Charles here. The other day, Mom took me to the Pet Doctor to get my yearly checkup and vaccinations. I was scared at first but it really didn’t hurt and there are so many good reasons why I need to have vaccines. Mom is very conservative when it comes to putting stuff in our system, so she does a thing called a TITER, if possible, to see if I still have immunity from the last shot. If so, we wait. There are a lot of things that can protect me from getting horrible diseases. I get 4 core vaccines: distemper, infectious hepatitis, parvovirus, and rabies. 

  • Vaccinations protect me from getting diseases like rabies, which I can get from other animals.
  • Vaccines protect me from airborne viruses like distemper, parvovirus, coronavirus (yes we get a Corona too), infectious canine hepatitis, bordetella, parainfluenza.
  • There are also vaccines for things like Lyme disease (which I had when Mom first rescued me), which comes from ticks, and leptospirosis, from wild animals.

To determine what vaccines I need, Mom and the Vet, base it on 3 things:

  • My Age – puppies need a lot of stuff to help their bodies build up resistance to certain bugs, but adults, like me, only need an occasional booster shot.
  • Where we live – our luck is that the mid-Atlantic is rampant with ticks. This could mean Lyme disease and a whole host of other tick-borne diseases.
  • Lifestyle: I am never boarded, I don’t go to day-care or the dog park, so my exposure to things like ‘kennel cough (bordetella), is low.

Don’t forget the Cats who should get some core vaccines too. They are different than us dogs. The need at a minimum: Feline herpesvirus-1/feline viral rhinotracheitis (Which Noel has. When Mom rescued her she was seriously ill), Calicivirus, and Panleukopenia. If they go outside, they need more things like Rabies and FIV (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus).

Baby Noel rescued Dec 2007

Many Vets and Clinics offer low-cost, sometimes even free, vaccinations.

Take care of me and I will live a long, healthy, life.

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on August 5, 2020 in Cats, Dogs

 

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Monday Mischief: July Review

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Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on August 3, 2020 in Dogs

 

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Wonderful Wednesday: Another In the Series of ‘This Can’t Be Comfortable’

Come to think of it, maybe this is comfortable? Would you sleep on a ton of toys?

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on July 29, 2020 in Dogs

 

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Monday Mischief: Sofie’s Boycott

It is getting ridiculously hot outside. Mom tried to walk me before the sun was up, but it was still too hot. Let Louise go with her, she likes it. Not me! I am not going out there unless I absolutely have to.

Who’s with me on this? I are going to boycott walks! NO WALKS! TOO HOT!

What kind of mischief did you get into today?

Remember parents, if you place your hand on the pavement and it is too hot for you, it is too hot for paws!

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on July 20, 2020 in Dogs

 

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Wonderful Wednesday: Charles Turns 12

Mini Cooper loves Charles ❤

Charles in the dirt, as usual

What a wonderful little man you are Mr. Charles.

Happy 12th Birthday!

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on July 15, 2020 in Dogs

 

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Monday Mischief: Mommy Time

The only one that wants to walk these days is Louise. We go out in the early morning when it is ‘cooler’ (78 degrees by 7 AM). She is one of those dogs that must be walked so I watch the temperature and I make sure to walk before it hits 80. She is loving this alone time with me.

Sofie refuses to go outside: thinking that there are fireworks or thunder or it’s too hot. And when I say refuses, imagine a donkey sitting on its behind refusing to move.

I am not stubborn. I just want to do things my way!

Charles, well he doesn’t like to get up before noon, so the idea of walking to him in the morning is just ridiculous.

It is way to early to get up. Come back later.

What kind of mischief did you get into today?

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on July 13, 2020 in Dogs

 

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Not Wonderful Wednesday: Enough Already!

Louise is looking for anywhere to hide in the thunderstorm

Sofie is calming down now that the worst has passed for the moment.

The storms have been endless. Hour after hour of boomers overhead. And now, Louise is more afraid than Sofie. She even hid in Charles’ small kennel to try and get away from the noise. The only thing I can do is make a tent and hold them close, but this is getting to the point I worry if they are going to have heart attacks. Louise was so frightened of the fireworks noise that she ate her dog bed when I was tending to Sofie and Charles (I always worry about them ingesting foam) during the over 2 hours that my wonderful neighbors blew up fireworks all around my house on July 4th. It didn’t help that we had a thunderstorm earlier in the day.

Louise hides under any table or desk that she can find, but nothing seems to work for long. This is not good when you have multiple animals with Noisephobia. I am really starting to hate the 4th of July and summer storms.

Oh, and yes, I have tried thunder shirts, and calming CBD treats, and so on, and so on. Sadly, I think I may need to get them sedatives. This is just so sad when nothing can calm them. I am always open to suggestions if anyone has any ideas what might work to help calm them.

Stay well.

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on July 8, 2020 in Dogs

 

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Monday Mischief: DogDaz June Review

June was a good month for flowers and nice walks with Mom.

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Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on July 6, 2020 in Cats, Dogs

 

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DogDaz Zoo: VACATION!

It is vacation time. But, don’t go far (we sure aren’t).

Mom is going to take some time off from computers to rest her eyes.

We will return soon.

Have a wonderful Independence Day!

 

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on June 27, 2020 in Animals

 

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