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DogDaz Zoo: Celebration!

Fireworks are legal to buy and shoot off here in Maryland. People start celebrating at least a week before the 4th of July and for a week after. It is crazy noisy for hours every night after dark. Mom makes us stay inside with the curtains closed and the music on. We don’t even want to go pee before bed because every time we step out in the yard we hear another ‘boom boom!’ Why do human’s think this noise is fun? We just don’t get it.

To balance the evening noise, Mom gets us something special (we think it is deer antlers or bully sticks this year). This will keep us busy after dark. And we also take a nice long walk before dark so we are tired. All these things help us through the evening celebration.

Have a wonderful super duper day and stay safe at night. Hope you get a special treat too!

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤


Posted by on July 4, 2017 in Dogs


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7.5.13 Follow Up Friday then ON VACATION!

Today is Follow-up Friday hosted by Jodi from Heart Like A Dog.  This is where we review the week behind so that we can launch into the week ahead (or something like that).

On Caturday, we were remembering Miss Constance Kitty (RIP), when she was a kitten, and how she would always play with Squash E Bear’s (RIP) tail.  It still cracks us up.  She thought it was another kitten.
And since we were thinking about tails last weekend, Sunday’s Black & White was a shot of the dogs down by the river at Breezy Point.  You might be able to see black Louise in the distance by the trees but Sofie’s tail caught the very bottom of the shot.  It reminded me of that game – “I Spy.”  Did you find her?  Most of you did.
On Mischief Monday we went swimming in our Louise’s best girlfriend, Amy’s, pool.  3 dogs + 1 baby pool = lots of fun.  Sofie likes to play alligator, where she gets all the way down in the water with just her eyes and ears out, but the labs don’t seem to find that funny. I do.  BOL.
2 Labs and a Sofie tail

2 Labs and a Sofie tail

For our Tuesday’s Tails Blog Hop, we featured the cutest long haired cat named Rags.  We hope she finds her home.  We only have short hair cats at the zoo right now and I think they shed way more than the long hairs do.  Don’t you?  If only people understood that, maybe they would adopt her quick, because she is a beauty.
Wordless Wednesday were some Irish Wolfhounds from my business trip to Dublin, Ireland.   I did not take the picture personally, but I really wanted to share these beautiful big dogs.
Wednesday was also my last day at IBM after 18 years. Over the years I got to see a lot of wonderful places and work with a bunch of great people. Everywhere I travel, you know I am attracted to the animals and try to bring some home to the blog.  Now onto the rest of my life – more animals to see!
Thursday was American Independence Day (Fourth of July) and we thanked all the humans and animals that keep us safe and free.  Thank you for your service!!!!  Please think about adopting a retired military dog – what a wonderful, well trained, addition to any family.
We are also happy that Sofie’s toe is on the mend.  She finishes the antibiotic today and seems to be leaving it alone, except for an occasional chew.
That’s it for the week. Thanks for playing along with us.
I am taking my first (much needed) family vacation in years starting tomorrow (isn’t forced retirement wonderful?). The daily zoo pictures will continue every day but not the hops and chats and I may be delayed on comment replies since I will be on the beach.
Warning: To any robbers out there, the house/cat sitter has a gun and knows how to use it, so don’t think that my house will be empty/  Also, we taught Noel to shoot just in case you get passed the door.
May you all have a wonderful week, DogDaz will return in full to cyberspace on Monday, 15 July.

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤


Follow Up Friday is part of the blog hop hosted by Heart Like A Dog.




Posted by on July 5, 2013 in Cats, Dogs


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