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Wonderful Wednesday: Weaving Tails of Woe

Of course it would make sense if they just stayed in line, but NO!

Sofie has decided that she wants to go back under and over and through. 

In the end, Mom always finds a way to get them moving along.

Have a Wonderful Wednesday!

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on May 27, 2020 in Dogs

 

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DogDaz Zoo: Honor Our Veterans

Find out more at missionk9rescue.org

Happy Memorial Day!

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on May 25, 2020 in Animals

 

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Wonderful Wednesday: Staying Safe With The Ones I Love

If I have to be stuck in quarantine, at least I am blessed to be with the best group of crazy animals on the planet.

Because I worked from home for over 25 years (when I wasn’t on a plane somewhere), I was able to surround myself with a herd of rescues, all who were used to me being available to them as a lap, as a feeder, and a walker. Then, 15 months ago, when I started working in an office, our home life changed totally. I had to bring in dog walkers during the day and had less time to be there for cuddles and care. But, the gift of COVID-19 quarantine brought me back to working from the house once again. And now, I am not sure that they will ever let me go back to the office.

I just read that 54% of the people surveyed said they would like to continue to work from home at least part of the time when they are allowed to return to their workplace. What about you? Do you want to stay home with the puppies?

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on May 20, 2020 in Cats, Dogs

 

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Monday Mischief: Understanding a Cat’s Sense of Touch

Mini Cooper is one of those cats that has a need for touch. Charles, the dog, on the other hand, likes to be near humans and other animals but does not like to be on your lap or cuddled too close. That is what makes this picture so interesting. Lately, Mini has started reaching out and laying a paw on him when she can. Is this a sign of her primal need to keep track of a predator? I wanted to know more about a cat’s sense of touch so I did a little research and thought I would share it with you.

Cats have whiskers on their upper lip, on their cheeks, and above their eyes, but did you know that they also have whiskers behind their front wrists? These are called carpal hairs. The whiskers on a cat touch like fingers do.

According to Michael Broad in a post in POC (Pictures Of Cats.org), “A cat’s sense of touch includes sensing pressure, warmth, cold and pain. Touch is the first sense that is utilized in the newborn cat as it is the earliest developed sense.”

The cat’s paw has a large number of receptors that respond to pressure and the highest density of those receptors are found ‘between the foot and the toe pads.” (The Cat, Its Behavior, Nutrition & Health published by Blackwell Publishing – IBSN 978-0-8138-0031-9 — page 46 and 47) 

But does Mini really have a need for touch? Experts say that cats enjoy and need contact, just like humans do. Most of that they get in the form of petting or grooming. In Mini’s case, however, she seems to have more of a need than other cats. Maybe it comes from the fact that we held her all the time when she was a kitten (and too young to be away from her mother).

The one thing I do know is that Mini loves to have her paw on Charles, or Mom, or any warm body. I want to believe that gives her comfort.

What kind of mischief did you get into today?

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on May 18, 2020 in Cats, Dogs

 

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Monday Mischief: Knots

Mr. Charles weaves in and out and under the big dogs. Sometimes I get some very creative macrame knots in the leashes. The last one was really hard to undo. I tried one of those multi-leash handle things and it was terrible. The dogs don’t seem to mind the knot until they get too close to each other. Personally, I try for big dogs on the left and Lil’ on the right, but you know they have their own mind (and sniffing patterns).

What kind of mischief did you get into today?

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on May 11, 2020 in Dogs

 

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Wonderful Wednesday: Saddle Up

It is really nice to be able to take more walks with Mom. When the rain breaks (there has been a lot of it this week), we ‘saddle up’ as she calls it, and stroll along the lane.

It is nice to see so many spring flowers, like the rootbeer iris, blooming in the yard. We are eating a lot of grass. Mom thinks it is because this early grass tastes really sweet and we are not about to argue.

The only challenge lately with all this walking is that tons of people we never knew lived in our neighborhood are out with children and bicycles and even worse, puppies!!! Our walks are not the quite strolls that Mom likes. Now they are fraught with having to turn around halfway down the street because dogs we don’t know with people who can’t seem to control them are barrelling towards us. We aren’t always the friendliest to strangers (we have to protect Mom, you know).

What did you do on your Wonderful Wednesday walk?

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on May 6, 2020 in Dogs

 

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Monday Mischief: April Review

Mom was around a lot more than usual this month. She said it was due to something called ‘Corona.’

It sure made it nice for afternoon walks.

What kind of mischief did you get into today?

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on May 4, 2020 in Cats, Dogs

 

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Wordless Wednesday: Vogue

Mr. DeVille, I am ready for my close up!

Thanks, Peanut for such great shots.

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on April 29, 2020 in Dogs

 

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Monday Mischief: Don’t Judge A Toy By Its Looks

Charles here. Mom didn’t realize when she bought this toy for me that it looked like something that is deadly and scary. People told her to return it, but she wanted to teach me how to play with a food ball and it seemed like a good toy to do it with. Louise and Sofie love their food toys, but I don’t get what I am supposed to do.

By George, I think this corona looking toy has helped me figure out the game.

It is not so scary after all.

What kind of mischief did you get into today?

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on April 27, 2020 in Dogs

 

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Wordless Wednesday: Watching & Waiting for Spring

 Charles and Sofie – 2018

Spring is almost here – Nine and Sofie 2015

Spring has arrived 2011 – Louise and puppy Sofie

Louise and Sofie – waiting on March 21, 2018

Charles and Sofie waiting in April 2019

April 2020 – The cat crew just wants it all to go away!

Sofie yesterday (April 2020) enjoying the first iris of spring

Has spring come your way yet?

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on April 22, 2020 in Cats, Dogs

 

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