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Wordless Wednesday: Blizzard Day 1 – Make It Stop!

Blizzard day 1

Blizzard make it stop


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Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤


Posted by on January 27, 2016 in Animals


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Wordless Wednesday: Christmas Past

Moto Santa

Mr. Moto, Xmas 2009


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 2, 2015 in Animals


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DogDaz Zoo: Guinea Pig Discovers “PiggyCam”


Guinea Pig Discovers “PiggyCam”

by Scott Friedstein, FluffPo Correspondent

It was only a matter of time.

According to reports, Dexter the guinea pig has finally found the high-tech camera system installed in his cage. Sold commercially as PiggyCam, the setup allows owners and Internet users alike a rare glimpse into the piggy world.

“Yeah, that’s what the box says,” said friend Jeff Cooper. “Truth is, it’s surveillance. Guinea pigs enjoy the same fourth amendment rights that we do. The ACLU would have a field day with this one. ”

Others are less skeptical.

“I don’t see what the problem is, honestly” said Lauren Crump, Dexter’s owner. “I deserve to see all the cute and potentially incriminating things that piggy does when I’m not around – I wonder what he’s up to now.”

Crump was forced to cut our interview short when her PiggyCam Android app began to show nothing but static.

Via medguiain.

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Posted by on April 24, 2015 in Animals


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Tuesday’s Tails: So Many Piggies, So Little Time

So glad you are joining me today for the Dogs N Pawz Blog Hop called Tuesday’s Tails!  New posts go up on Tuesday but you can link up and post when you want all week-long.  The whole purpose is to feature cats, dogs, rabbits, birds, etc. so when you link up is up to you!  Even pets from PetFinder, are fine.  Let’s just get them all homes!

Dogs N Pawz said “I also want to encourage all of you to share each other’s Tuesday’s Tails posts on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and whatever other social media channels you use.  The more we share the more likely we are to get the word out!”


Let’s hop to it!  Look at these 3 adorable lady guinea pigs.  Time to take them home!


Tuesday’s Tails pets can all be found at the Anne Arundel County Animal Control. For more information please call (410) 222-8900 (this is Annapolis, Maryland, USA).

Click here for the Pet of the Week Video

Click here to View ALL Pets Available for Adoption


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Please remember that all pets need loving homes. If you are looking for a new pet to take home and live in Maryland, please come visit the Anne Arundel County (Maryland) Animal Control today!

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤


Posted by on December 9, 2014 in Animals


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DogDaz Zoo: Piggie Munch

animals-animals-animals: Guinea Pig (by Matías Bravo)

animals-animals-animals: Guinea Pig (by Matías Bravo)


Posted by on November 1, 2013 in Animals


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DogDaz Zoo: Guinea Pig Super Heros



Posted by on October 31, 2013 in Animals


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Tuesday’s Guinea Pigs Forced to Share Carrot


Guinea Pigs Forced to Share Carrot

Charlie and Vladimir don’t get along. In fact, the guinea pig roommates have loathed one another for years.

“They met via Craigslist,” says Jim Sanchez, a mutual friend. “Vlad was looking for a roommate, and Charlie could make the rent. But immediately, he wasn’t thrilled about the way Charlie would throw his cedar shavings everywhere. It’s been tense ever since.”

Given their history, it was no surprise they weren’t thrilled to share a carrot on Monday morning.

“It was the last one in the fridge, and they were both starving,” says Sanchez. “Breakfast was awkward, to put it mildly.”

Via ningo123.


Posted by on July 9, 2013 in Animals


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11.21.12 PigStory #2: GenderBender

Sam’s passing, from a Guinea Pig respiratory infection at 4 years of age, was very hard on the family.  They were mourning the loss of him terribly.  Feeling sad for them, I told V and the kids to go and adopt a new pig.  I did not go with them as I was working.  They come home with not 1, but 2 new pigs, because, and I quote “there was only 2 in the cage and we did not want the other one to be lonely.”  Enter Georgia and Martha. 

They were the cutest little things (I had never seen a baby guinea pig before) but we noticed that within 24 hours Martha was having trouble breathing.  After rushing her to the emergency vet, we learned she had pneumonia, and they suggested putting her down immediately.  But that is not our way. 

Over the next 4 weeks we gave her medicine and we spent endless hours in the steaming bathroom and with a vaporizer next to her cage, to help this little creature start to breath again.  We moved her into the bedroom so we could monitor her 24/7.  And we held her and held her and held her.  When we finally got her to our vet (not the Emergency people), Dr. Kate said that Martha was much better, however, ‘she’ was a ‘he’ and that maybe we should consider changing his name so that he doesn’t get a complex (LOL).  Welcome, a now healthy, Mr, Moto.

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤


Posted by on November 21, 2012 in Animals


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11.19.12 Pigstory #1: Sam

When I met V, along with 2 human kids, came 3 cats and a Guinea Pig named Sam. Now I was not a rodent person.  I never really got along well with my brother’s Gerbil that squeaked on that silly wheel all night, or my boyfriends, Teddy Bear Hamster, who used to escape all the time and once bit me.  (I did have a good time with a bunch of white mice in 5th grade but that is another story.) So, adding a strange smelly nervous thing like this to my pack was unfamiliar.  Over the 4 wonderful years that Sam was around, I grew to really enjoy the squealing when he saw me and the little nibbles of affection.. Sam was a very quiet and obedient pig.  He was very happy in his cage, and when he came out in the evening, we placed him in a plastic tub (think clean litter pan), and he would stay there and have his lettuce and parsley.  He stuck his nose over the edge occasionally and sniffed a cat, but never tried to get out of the tub (that is him in the picture with Zachary in 1999).  He was a sweet pig.  I figured we knew everything about Guinea Pigs after having him.  Well, was I naive. To be continued…..

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤


Posted by on November 19, 2012 in Animals


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11.15.12 During the ‘Pig Time’ At The Zoo

My Guinea Pig friends at Hutch A Good Life are so adorable and that got me thinking about our past piggies.  We miss them very much.  We have been pigless for a few years now.

Mr. Moto (mostly white) and Georgia (brown) had a wonderful life together at the zoo.  They had 3 kids, 2 boys (Bubba (aka Mo Jr) and Panda) and their daughter, Checkers.  Mo and Georgia started their family very early in life.  You see, the pet store where they came from, though Moto was a girl (whom we named Martha) and it was not until Georgia was with child that we learned the differences in the appearance of boy and girl guinea pigs (just think ‘Y’ or ‘i’) and how young they can conceive (3 weeks). Surprise! Surprise! Surprise!  (I learned a lot about birthing piggies that year.)

That being said, we had a happy hutch of 5 pigs, with the girls in one cage, the young boys in another, and Mr. Moto by himself (because he just did not like living with the family).

For years, multiple cages took over my kitchen and then the dining room.  But it was worth it.  They were the sweetest (and funniest) pigs in the universe.  The boys were adopted out after about a year, but Checkers stayed with her Mother all her life.  Sadly Checkers was the first in this family to pass over at about 4 years; Moto passed in 2009 at about 7 years of age, and Georgia lasted until she was 8. Before that family we had ‘Sam,’ who was a great pig and really started the whole thing, and then during the ‘pig time,’ we took in a rescue named S’more, but he died very shortly after coming to us.  We had such fun with them and miss them all.  Maybe someday we will have Guinea Pigs again, but right now, the zoo is full (and I am afraid the dogs would eat them).  But if you don’t mind, I think a will tell some pig stories over the next few months because they are just so cute.

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤


Posted by on November 15, 2012 in Animals


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