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Thankful Thursday: Time To Act

Today I am thankful for all the people that are working hard to stop the violence towards animals.  This quote that popped up on my Tumblr feed the other day really made me stop and think.  I hate when pictures come up on my Facebook or Tumblr of abused animals, but I guess they most.  Do we need to see these horrible things so that we act to stop them?  I really don’t like pictures of war and mutilation, but I think I understand them better now.  I still don’t want to see them, but if they get one more human to perform an act of kindness, then I guess they are doing there job.  What do you think?

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8.1.13 Thankful Thursday: Freeing Ozzie Osprey

Today is Thankful Thursday and I want to thank the incredible people at the Chesapeake Conservancy for their endless efforts in keeping the Osprey safe from us humans.  Ozzie the Osprey, the youngest of Tom and Audrey Osprey’s latest brood, was in danger after one of his talons became entangled in a fishing line in the nest last Sunday.

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Ozzie, the 2 month old bird, could not free himself from the nest and would have starved to death.  His two older siblings, Chester and Essie, have already fledged.

On Monday morning, a two person team climbed up to the nest during low tide, and freed Ozzie.

The location of the nest is kept secret for the safety of the birds.  But, of course, there is video of the rescue and a live stream of life with the family.  This is ‘reality TV’ at it’s best.

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Thank you Chesapeake Conservancy for giving us this incredible view into the lives of one of the most cherished birds on the Bay, and for your efforts to make sure that all creatures have a chance to survive.

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Posted by on August 1, 2013 in Dogs

 

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7.18.13 Thankful Thursday: Very Inspiring Blogger Award

I am thankful that the DogDaz blog was nominated for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award by a cat lady “in training,” wine drinking runner, who hates brussel sprouts, Magdalena Vandenberg.  She is a writer with a wonderful zest for life.   Please do go visit her blog and say hi!  Thank you very much Magdalena, you brighten our blog with your connection to us.

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The Very Inspiring Blogger Award Rules

1. Display the logo on your blog – Done
2. Link back to the person who nominated you – Done
3. State 7 things about yourself
♥ My dogs get away with much more than I should let them.  But they know that.
♥ I just got laid off (last Friday) after 18 years with the same company (reduction in workforce).  Looking forward to new opportunities (when I get over the shock).
♥ I try to always look at the bright side of things. (see above)
♥ I smile often, but that does not mean that it is safe to piss me off.
♥ I am at my calmest when I am walking a dog or petting a cat.
♥ I love to blog and I love to read blogs.
♥ I am gluten and dairy free and have not eaten red meat (beef, pork, etc) since I was 20, though I do eat poultry and fish now.  I have lots of allergies and feel much better eating this way.

4. Nominate 15 other bloggers for the award (Only 15 – that is hard.)
5. Notify your nominees

Here’s my 15 nominees for The Very Inspiring Bloggers Award:

  1.  is back to Magdalena Vandenberg for her inspiring blog
  2. http://www.mypawsitivelypets.com/
  3. http://thek9harperlee.wordpress.com/
  4. http://walkingwiththealligators.wordpress.com/
  5. http://accockerill.wordpress.com/
  6. http://readingwithrhythm.wordpress.com/
  7. http://tyakhan.wordpress.com/
  8. http://easyweimaraner.wordpress.com/
  9. http://themisadventuresofmisaki.wordpress.com/
  10. https://twitter.com/CatChatCaren
  11. http://abundelic.wordpress.com/
  12. http://mygbgvlife.com/
  13. http://bumpyroadtobubba.com/
  14. http://animalcouriers.wordpress.com/
  15. http://www.heartlikeadog.com/

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I’m  also thankful to be home in my own bed, though vacation to the Carolina’s was very nice.

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Posted by on July 18, 2013 in Dogs

 

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7.4.13 Thankful Thursday: America The Home of the Free

I am thankful for my freedom.  For the people (and animals) that help keep me safe.  For the ability to speak my mind and believe what I believe, even if it is different than what other American’s believe.  Today, the 4th of July, we celebrate our independence and freedom.

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Dedicated on June 10, 2006, the United States War Dogs Memorial, located guarding the gateway to the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial in Holmdel, New Jersey, consists of a bronze statue of a kneeling Vietnam War soldier and his dog, set on a black granite base.  The memorial was designed by sculptor Bruce Lindsay, Architectural Division Manager at Johnson Atelier in Mercerville, New Jersey. A graduate of Bucknell University, Lindsay’s studio is adjacent to Grounds for Sculpture, the 22-acre sculpture park on the grounds of the former New Jersey State Fair.  The U.S. War Dogs Memorial, while directly representing the War Dog Teams of the Vietnam War, honors all our nation’s war dogs and their handlers – past, present and future.

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I’m  also thankful that Sofie’s toe is feeling better.

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Posted by on July 4, 2013 in Dogs

 

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6.27.13 Thankful Thursday: Beans & Cones

Today is Thankful Thursday and, as usual, we have much to be thankful for.

beans-pat-3We are thankful for being Pat Bean’s Blog of the Day  That was a sweet surprise because being laid off is making me kind of blue.

She said: “dogdaz  http://tinyurl.com/mvjmut7 If this blogger can find something to be thankful for, than I’m sure the rest of us can. I do so believe it’s a zillion times better to have a half-full glass than a half-empty one. And evidently so does this person.”

So many people have been asking me how I can be smiling and laughing through this whole process.  I know it must seem weird, but I have been working since I am 14 and I know that I will find work.  I guess Pat Bean is right, I am a glass 1/2 full kinda person.  I don’t know how to live any other way.  My last work day is July 12, so  the shock, though real, has not totally hit me yet, I think.  Thanks Pat for making my day.

IMG_20130624_191145_551I am also thankful for head cones, though Sofie isn’t. Every time I take the cone off, she starts eating the bandage. Silly me, I thought today I would give her a brake and take the cone off while we take a short walk.  I figured she would be busy walking, so she could not chew on it.  She sits down in the middle of the street in front of the house, and starts chewing the minute we get going.  You should have seen the disgust on Louise’s face.  She just wanted to walk!

Back inside with you, Sofie – cone on – end of walk for you.  You should have heard her howl when Louise and I left to finish the walk.  It was pitiful  Thank you cone people or she would have chewed her foot off at this point.

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What are you thankful for today? 

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Posted by on June 27, 2013 in Dogs

 

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6.20.13 Thankful Thursday: Chchchch…Changes

I was laid off last week after 17 years with my company.  If you want to understand more you can read about it on my business blog: http://thedigitalattitude.com .  I tell you this because I am thankful.

I am thankful that the universe gave me many years of a good income and the ability to look forward and not dwell on the past.  I have good friends and family to help me deal with the sadness and the uncertainty. Something new will come.  Change is the only thing we know for sure.

And, of course, I have my furry loves who never let me down.  Though life will be changing in ways that none of us can imagine right now, to the animals, I will always be their favorite human.  Yes, for this, I am thankful.

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Posted by on June 20, 2013 in Dogs

 

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6.13.13 Thankful Thursday: Gratitude, Rocks

IMG_20130531_191721_059Remember the online auction that Savannah  helped Mollie & Alfie  with for her very sick foster kitty, Leo.  We bid on some cool Gratitude Dog Rocks and won.  The real winner is Leo, though, with help to pay the vet bills.  Leo has Hepatic Lipidosis disease.

Funny to win dog stones to help a cat, but it worked for me.  I am thankful for all the blogfriends who do great charity to help the little creatures.  And a special thank you to Linda and Hubby for taking good care of their foster, Leo.

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Leo with feeding tube

Leo now

Leo now

 

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Posted by on June 13, 2013 in Cats

 

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6.6.13 Thankful Thursday: Y-O-U

Mommy wanted all of us animals here at DogDaz Zoo to say thank you to everyone reading the blog.  That is you –  the human reading right now – at this very moment.  Thank YOU!  Without you we would be lonely bloggers.  We are thankful for every Comment and every Like and every View.  Thank You Thank You Thank You. (When Mommy comes home she says she will thank you personally vs animally.) – Love, Louise, Sofie, Noel, Nine, and Stella

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Posted by on June 6, 2013 in Cats, Dogs

 

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5.30.13 Thankful Thursday: New Life

This week we are thankful for our new grand niece, Sydney Alexa.  Though she is far away, and not a puppy or kitten, we really like her all the same. Sydney was a month early, but is doing great.  Welcome to the family.

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Puppy Louise

Puppy Louise 4 months (?)  April 2010

Puppy Sofie maybe 14 wks March 2011

Puppy Sofie 14 wks (?) March 2011

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Posted by on May 30, 2013 in Dogs, Uncategorized

 

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5.23.13 Thankful Thursday: Miss Harper Lee

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Last week I was honored by Miss Harper Lee of thek9harperlee, with a wonderful Super Sweet Blogging Award.  That was, should I say… super sweet of you Miss Harper Lee.  Thank you very much.

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Miss Harper Lee

The rules for the Super Sweet Blogging Award are simple:

  • Thank the Super Sweet Blogger who nominated you.  Thank you thank you thank you Miss Harper Lee
  • Answer five super sweet questions. Below
  • Include the Super Sweet Blogging award image in your blog post. Done.
  • Nominate a baker’s dozen bloggers (that’s 13, for those of you who don’t cook or visit the pastry shop) Below

  • Notify your nominees on their blogs. Ok, I will do my best to be timely about this.

Super Sweet Answers:

1. Cookies or Cake? It is definitely Cookies around here.  Gluten and Dairy free people cookies (which actually can be very tasty, if you buy or make the right ones) and dog cookies (Sofie will only eat them if they have molasses or peanut butter in them – Lulu will eat anything). Every night before bed.

2. Chocolate or Vanilla? Though chocolate is a very nice flavor, and a great sauce over ice cream, I love vanilla.  Vanilla beans, vanilla syrup, I love vanilla!  My Mom used to buy vanilla syrup when I was a kid and I would put it in everything.

3.  What is your favorite sweet treat?  Now this is hard.  I used to love M&M candies, plain or peanut.  Pretty much anything M&M.  But I am not allowed to eat them anymore.  So, I would say my favorite sweet treat now a days is a Tofutti’s Marry Me non-dairy ice cream bars. “Find full-bodied vanilla made with organic sugar partnered with rich, deep organic chocolate coating.”

4.  When do you crave sweet things the most? I always want cookies when I am having my evening tea, but I crave sweets the most when I am stressed (who doesn’t?)  The animals don’t know sweet, so it is more a human thing, I think.

5. If you had a sweet nickname, what would it be?  I call Lulu ‘Brownie,’ because she has these beautiful dark brown stripes under her black coat.  Sofie is my ‘Gummy Bear,’ because she is so chubby cute you want to squeeze her.

Now to name the BAKER’S DOZEN NOMINEES:

I am going to start with a food fight and throw the cupcake at

(1) thecatfromhell
(2) The Misadventures of Misaki
(3) Sugar, The Golden Woofs
(4) Speedy the Cheeky Rex Rabbit
(5) bumpyroadtobubba
(6) Cupcake Speaks
(7) Dakota’s Den
(8) AnimalCouriers
(9) Long Life Cats & Dogs
(10) My Three Moogies
(11) Dogs N Pawz
(12) Jones Natural Chews
(13) Expressions In a Teacup

FOOD FIGHT!!!!!!!!!! Choose your confection and start throwing.  Thanks for the fun, Miss Harper Lee.

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Posted by on May 23, 2013 in Dogs

 

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