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Wonderful Wednesday: 5 of 7

I was making breakfast and I turned around and 5 of the 7 furballs were in the kitchen watching me. I am sure that they could not have wanted more to eat since they had all just eaten. But, of course, they do! Why are animals always hungry? Stella of course was in her private suite and Charles was sleeping with the retired human (usually until the crack of noon). No second breakfast for you boys and girls, sorry. But, lunch is only 5 hours away.

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on September 8, 2021 in Dogs

 

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Monday Mischief: Mirror Mirror

It is always interesting to see the cats mirror the dogs (or was this the other way around?) I don’t know if Lulu was there first or Nine.

I am used to the dogs mirroring the position of each other. Especially these two.

Do you mirror 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 July 26, 2021 in Cats, Dogs

 

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Wonderful Wednesday: Cats & Dogs Can Coexist

Mini Cooper thinks she is a dog. She has always hung with the dogs and wants to be wherever they are. This collage, from 2014 just makes me smile. There is kitten Mini laying on the couch in the middle of Louise and Sofie.

Actually, all our cats love Louise; she is just that kind of soul.

Sofie is a different matter, as she has gotten older, and more anxious, she chases them away from her toys. They have learned that staying away from her is the best idea.

Nine making nice to Louise

Most cats can do fine with dogs if introduced the right way. You need to go slow and first make sure that neither animal is aggressive or frightened of the other. Then, if you keep giving them some time together several times a day, things usually work out.

I do want to point out that here at the Zoo we have several cat-only spaces and always try to provide ways for them to get away from the dogs quickly, even after all these years as a multi-animal household. You never know when someone will get stupid.

Are your pets pals?

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on May 19, 2021 in Cats, Dogs

 

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Monday Mischief: Nice 2 Come Home 2 You

After a walk, it is nice to come home to cats waiting for you at the front door. It is so welcoming. Especially, if it was raining on you. Louise hates the rain, but she loves a walk. Sometimes it is a hard choice. But, it always nice to come home to your friends.

What kind of mischief did you get into today?

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on May 10, 2021 in Cats, Dogs

 

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Black and White Sunday: We Love Mommy

We just love our Mommy so much. Who else would put up with all our whining and antics? She has the best lap in the Mom business, especially when there is a blanket on it. And, she gives us the best treats.

Happy Mommy’s Day to all the caretakers out there. You deserve more than just one day!

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on May 9, 2021 in Cats, Dogs

 

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Wonderful Wednesday: De’tente

Charles here. Nine and I shared a moment at the back door screen so we could watch the birds. At least he did not try to kill me like Noel would. Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on April 28, 2021 in Cats, Dogs

 

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Monday Mischief: Don’t Mess With My Throne

Noel does not like that Charles is so close to her pillow throne.

(Roll over the pictures to see the conversation.)

What kind of mischief did you get into today?

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on April 26, 2021 in Dogs

 

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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: StayHomeSaveLives

This post means a great deal more to me than just a fun picture with 4 of my zoo. If you look closely, it shows the personalities of each animal.

  • Louise: Always pawing at me. She knows she can’t be on the couch but she finds ways to get as close as she can by having a paw on me. She seems to be saying ‘Please, Mommy, I was here first. Pet me!,’ and I do. She is the quiet leader of the pack.

  • Sofie: The bundle of anxiety that is always at my feet. Through it all, she seems to have that mischievous smile whenever you snap a picture. She is loving that Mommy is home all the time now, but, as you can assume, it has made any separation all the harder for her.

  • Mini Cooper: On my lap 24/7 these days. When she isn’t on my lap, she is meowing for me to sit down, so she can be on my lap, or my hip, or my keyboard…

  • Charles: Next to you but not on you. Wanting to be the center of attention, but knowing he is small and has to share with all these big animals. He has gotten very vocally demanding these days and that little yip can go right through you. He is pouting in this shot, as he is prone to do because he wants his 3rd supper (he is the most food demanding mugwump ever).

And then, of course, there is me. Currently hiding from the world so that I don’t catch this horrible COVID-19 virus. The animals are my social distancing, especially when I am out walking them. I am one of those ‘vulnerable’ people they keep talking about. I am one of the ones that, if this thing hits, the potential is that it will take me down hard.

Please STAY HOME if you can. If you can’t, follow the rules about washing your hands and keeping your distance. And, for my sake, if you have not been isolated for 14 days with no symptoms, please stay away. That is how we show love and respect in the age of COVID-19.

Thank you to all the first responders, the front line medical workers, the animal caretakers, the grocery store and essential services clerks, the people that keep the warehouses stocked so that things get shipped, and the transportation crews that keep the supply chain going. We will get through this, even though we have to do it #separatelytogether.

Stay well and go wash your paws!

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on March 25, 2020 in Dogs

 

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Caturday: Nine is Sweet on Lulu

Nine has always been sweet on Louise. Here is a snap from 2014 where he is trying to play with her. 6 years later and he still gives her kisses and love and tries to get her to engage. This picture could have been taken yesterday (Louise actually has that collar right now too) because he is still poking at her.

I cannot imagine a life without cats!

Just another CATDogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on February 15, 2020 in Cats, Dogs

 

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