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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 ❤


Posted by on April 27, 2020 in Dogs


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Black and White Sunday: Bright Sunshiny Day

Somedays that bright sunshine comes through the big window and it makes me feel so warm and cozy.

I like the sun, but I don’t like spring.  It makes me sneeze and it makes my eyes run.

I like the flowers, though. They are really fun to walk through. And I like the sun.

What part of spring do you like?

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤


Posted by on April 26, 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 ❤


Posted by on April 22, 2020 in Cats, Dogs


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Monday Mischief: 2d Supper

Ok. I have about had it with Mr. Charles and his constant complaining that he does not get enough food! Charlie eats in a pen because he and Sofie are both food aggressive and she would kill him. So he has learned that the pen = food (my first mistake).

The dogs eat around 4:30 PM and then usually I go about getting my own meal prepared. Before Charles came to live with us (about 3 1/2 years ago), I gave Louise and Sofie a snack around 8:30 PM in their food toys to keep them busy for 30 minutes.

But Charles, who does not understand any food toy that I have given him (not sure if he is lazy or just plain goofy) has started to demand bark (you little dog people know what I mean) for a 2d supper about 10 minutes after the first. So now the 8:30 snack happens at about 6 PM. (My second mistake).

Charles has decided that anytime I sit down, whether at the kitchen table or in the living room, that must mean it is snack time.

Oh my dog!!! I have created a monster. Hence the picture of the unhappy Charlie who jumps in his pen and pines, mopes, and then YIPS! Hard to ignore, though I do try.

Do you get Second Supper?

What kind of mischief did you get into today?

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤


Posted by on April 20, 2020 in Dogs


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Wonderful Wednesday: Never Too Many Toys

We all have to share everything at the Zoo. Mom does not like possessiveness or growling. Most of the time the little guy takes the toys and lies on them. But sometimes, Miss Louise, in all her patience and general niceness, has had enough and takes back what is hers (she was first dog in this current pack). All in a day’s fun.

Have a wonderful Wednesday.

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo


Posted by on April 15, 2020 in Cats, Dogs


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Monday Mischief: Stormy Season Has Started

Sofie Bear reporting.

Mom says that we are in for a week of ‘boom boom boom’ storms. Louise and I don’t like boomers (Charles doesn’t seem to care much about them). They are loud and painful and they hurt my ears.

The DogDaz Zoo is that little blue dot in the middle of all those red storm blobs.

I’m wearing my thunder shirt but it doesn’t really help anymore. It used to help me years ago, but now it is just this too tight thing that Mom makes me wear. I am still scared. Maybe these shoes will protect me?

Mom put a shirt on Louise because she is also scared of storms (V thinks she caught the fear from me). Louise doesn’t have one of these fancy thunder shirts like I have so Mom found an old shirt in Peanut’s giveaway pile that seems to work really well. I am not sure if it helps her any more than my thunder shirt helps me, but….

She sure does look ‘super mega foxy awesome and hot!’

What kind of mischief did you get into today?

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤


Posted by on April 13, 2020 in Dogs


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Wonderful Wednesday: Hi, Grammie!

Charles, Here.

Grammie is fine, thanks for asking.

They locked down her Assisted Living community a few weeks ago because of COVID-19. No one there has it, thankfully. There are over 450 residents and tons of workers. Grammie is served her meals in her room and is only limitedly allowed to go out in the hall. She is not happy because she can’t go down to the gym and do her little bicycle machine, which she was doing every day until this happened. At almost 95, even a little movement helps keep her legs from swelling and atrophy setting in.

Mom dropped off a care package Sunday, to the security desk, before they locked the campus to any traffic. Grammie called immediately to tell us that she was so excited and that it felt like Christmas. We loaded 2 big canvas bags with tons of crackers, pretzels, candy, cereal, lotions, soaps, personal stuff, and we even made a big album of family pictures. Grammie doesn’t see very well, so the pictures were really big. She especially liked the ones of me.

Please make sure to reach out to your seniors by phone so they feel less alone during this isolation period. Even just a short hello can make them feel thought of and valued.

Stay well and wash your paws.

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤


Posted by on April 8, 2020 in Dogs


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