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DogDaz Zoo: Fishing on Vacation

DogDaz is on a 2 week break and will return soon with fun, sun, dogs, cats, and endless craziness at the Zoo. You all come back now, you hear!!

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤


Posted by on August 16, 2017 in Fish


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Monday Mischief: 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes, and 46 seconds.

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Did you know that this is the earliest spring in our lives. That’s right, thanks to a leap year weirdness the equinox is 2 days earlier (March 19 or 20 depending on your timezone) than it used to be. According to The Old Farmer’s Almanac equinoxes and solstices are happening earlier and earlier every year because of how leap year is calculated. When I was little it was always March 21st, this year it was on March 19. That means this was the earliest spring since 1896.

I will let The Almanac explain Why Spring Begins Early This Year

It all happens because the number of days in a year isn’t even. A year lasts 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes, and 46 seconds. Call it 365.2422 days. If only the year were 11 minutes longer, or 365.25000 days, we could simply add one day every fourth year and take care of the fraction forever.

But because Earth spins a hair less than 365 ¼ times per year, we must sometimes omit that extra once‑every‑four‑year day, and that’s what creates all this fussing. Skip three leap years every four centuries and you’re accurate to one day in about 3300 years. (We even deal with THAT little glitch by skipping February 29 in the year 4000.)

A calendar that doesn’t accurately divide days into the year starts going weirdly out of sync. Seasons start happening at odd times. In the previous Julian calendar (where all century years were leap years) the annual 11‑minute error accumulated to where equinoxes were happening around March 11. The Easter Bunny was hopping around in the snow!

The present calendar takes care of everything. This leap year will make 2016 have the earliest seasons of our lives (thus far!).

But Louise and Sofie don’t know that spring was early.  They just want to chase the ducks.  Have a great day!



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Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤


Posted by on April 4, 2016 in Fish


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Monday Mischief: Freakin’ Out The Fish

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Mini Cooper loves to chase the fish.  We have 3 tanks and she could spend all day looking at them.  She loves to watch the fish so much that she ripped the backing off of the kitchen tank to get both a front and back view of her friends.  I worry sometimes that the fish will have heart attacks because this giant creature keeps coming at them from every angle.  (Can fish have strokes?**)  I have even seen her stick her paw into the little slit on the top of the tank that we feed the fish through.

The picture above is how I see Mini Cooper looking through the tank.

The picture below is how I perceive the fish she her.

 Ahhhhhhh!  Get me out of here!!!!!

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** Things I learn on the internet:  I asked Google “Can Fish Have Strokes?”  What I learned was that anything that has blood flow is able to have a stroke because a stroke is simply a blockage leading to a lack of oxygenated blood reaching any given area of the brain causing necrosis of brain tissue. Fish only have a 2 chambered heart. Stroke is usually seen in creatures with more chambers in the heart due to increased pressure that comes with each chamber. Mammals and birds have 4 chambered hearts, frogs have 3 chambers, and then fish have 2.  Sadly, though a simple heart structure, it does appear that fish can have a stroke. I just hope not from Mini Cooper.




This is a blog hop. I hopped it from MYBrownNewfies. Check them out for more mischief.

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤


Posted by on February 29, 2016 in Cats, Fish


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Wordless Wednesday: Scuba Santa In The Tank

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 Even the fish are getting into the spirit this season.

9 and Fish June 12

Santa is diving in the kitchen tank (that is Nine on fish watch).  Have a wonderful Wednesday.


This is a Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop. Thanks to BlogPaws for the hop. Head over there and see what they are blogging about.

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤


Posted by on December 9, 2015 in Cats


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DogDaz Zoo: Koi-ing a Duck


This picture makes me feel simultaneously peaceful and anxious.  I love the calm swimming of the duck (or is it a black swan) on the pond, but then all those Koi make me anxious because they are so crammed in and they look hungry.  How does it make you feel? – DogDaz


Posted by on June 5, 2015 in Birds, Fish


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DogDaz Zoo: 3X Pisces

Today is Mommy’s birthday and she is a triple Pisces.  That means that 3 planets were in Pisces when she was born.  So we have posted the symbol of her horoscope, 2 fish, to celebrate.  Noel, the Christmas Cat’s, birthday is tomorrow.  We bet she would like to eat the fish.  – DogDaz

Posted by on March 16, 2015 in Fish


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Monday Mischief: Fish TV Time

fishtvWhen I was in college, a zillion years ago, I too would watch fish TV.  It was the rare person in those days that actually had a TV in college and none of us had computers to watch stuff on (plus there was no stuff to watch yet). With 3 fish tanks in the house I still love to watch fish TV.  It is so wonderful to follow the different communities and see how they move about the environment.  Mini Cooper is funny because she is so sure that she can catch the fish. She stands on the side of the kitchen tank (the one above is the living room tank) and thinks if she places her paw along the side that she can scoop the fish into it.  She cracks me up!

(Picture by Peanut – she was home for school last weekend)

Fish TV’s other benefits: it is very calming and there are no commercials.

What mischief did you get into today?



This is WAS a blog hop. I hopped it from XXXX – All the blog hop links seem to be broken – I don’t know what happened to all the hoppers.  I am trying to find out.  We are still get into mischief but no links.  Sorry!


Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤


Posted by on March 2, 2015 in Cats


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DogDaz Zoo: Bobtail Squid Extraordinary



Underwater photographer Todd Bretl’s gorgeous images of the very photogenic bobtail squid.


Posted by on September 9, 2014 in Fish


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Caturday: Fish TV

9 and Fish June 12

We have 3 tanks in the house.  Each one seems to hold a different fascination for Mr. Nine.  This is the kitchen tank and it is easy to sit on the counter and watch the fish swim by.  Also, the pump is pretty strong so their is a lot of current which makes for a lot of activity.  I have found him trying to get into the tanks every once and a while.  Not sure what he would do if he actually did.  Neither Noel nor Stella hold much interest in the fish.


I can not imagine a life without cats. Happy Caturday.

Just another CATDogDaz morning at the zoo ❤


Posted by on August 9, 2014 in Cats


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DogDaz Zoo: Mid-Summer Crab

animals-animals-animals: Crab (by cosmorama)


Posted by on August 1, 2014 in Fish


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