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From the moment the month began I knew we were in for a mixture of rain and wind and wild antics. We got through to Thanksgiving without much of a mess. Now we are looking forward to Santa Paws in just a few short weeks. How did your month go?
What kind of mischief did you get into today?
For each new morning with its light, for rest and shelter of the night, for health and food, for love and friends, for everything Thy goodness sends. — Ralph Waldo Emerson
From our Zoo to yours – Thank you for another year of visiting DogDaz Zoo. I truly appreciate all my visitors and commenters. Some of you have been here for years and feel like old friends. We have been through many animals together. Thank you from the bottom of my paws to the tops of my ears!!
The DogDaz Zoo: Louise, Sofie, Charles, Noel, Nine, Stella, Mini Cooper & Mom
What a long strange trip it has been to get to 9 years old with this bundle of fluff. Sofie Bear continues to be a silly mess that we love with all our hearts.
I remember Gotcha day so well. I meet Sofie’s foster in a parking lot outside his work. I had no car kennel so I put her in a giant rubber tube. She was so smart and precocious even at 3 months. They thought she was a collie/shepard mix. Well, she fooled them. I think she is a sheltie/chow/mischief mix.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SOFIE BEAR (aka SODA POP)
You have been my hardest dog lesson to date, but I would not trade you for a ton of non -anxious, door eating, carpet ripping, cat chasing, quiet puppies in the world.
Dear Noel – I know that my humans are planning a big food celebration next week – they call it Thanksgiving. All they ever give me though is dry kibble. How do I get my human to understand that I can have some leftovers too! – Please help. I am Hungry in Hawaii
Dear Hungry – Many humans do not understand a cat’s diet. We are obligate carnivores, which means we have to have MEAT to live. But fat on the other paw can make us sick. In the wild, we would eat about 3 or 4 mice a day (yum), depending on our size. But remind them that we are little creatures and our calories per day should be limited to our size. And, we are each different, so tell your human to ask your Vet, since I am not a medicine cat and don’t know what is right for you.
You can have many wonderful COOKED lean proteins:
- 1 ounce of cooked TURKEY white meat
- Skinless chicken (MY FAVORITE)
- Lean beef
- Cooked eggs
- Cooked salmon/tuna
- Canned fish
Don’t forget your veggies and grains:
- Raw Pumpkin/squash, peas, and cucumber
- Cooked carrots, broccoli, green beans
- Mashed sweet potato
- Cooked oatmeal
And your fruit:
- Watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew (no seeded)
- Peeled apples
But remind them that you can not eat the following:
- NO FAT
- Coconut Milk
- Coffee or caffeine
- Grapes / raisins
- RAW fish
- Bread dough
- Cooked bones
- Candy / Gum
- Artificial sweeteners (Especially XYLITOL)
See this Basic guide
Enjoy your Thanksgiving and don’t forget to beg for more! – Noel, the Christmas Cat
I cannot imagine a life without cats!
This is a picture of Louise and Sofie almost immediately after eating breakfast. You would think they didn’t just have full bowls of the most nutritious high-quality dog food.
“Whatever Mommy is eating must be better and must be shared!!”
They crack me up.
Do your animals EVER stop begging? What you don’t see in this picture is Noel, the Christmas cat, on the kitchen table trying to steal my bagel while I am looking at the dogs.