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Black and White Sunday: Nose 2 Nose

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K8 and Lulu Belle – nose to nose and/or eye to eye

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Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on December 22, 2013 in Dogs

 

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Monday Mischief: Sniffing Puppy

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Louise likes little Miss Zelda (8 weeks old), Mojo’s new little sister.  Sofie is so terrified of her she runs and hides.

Happy Monday – What mischief is going on at your zoo?

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Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on September 30, 2013 in Dogs

 

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Black and White Sunday: It’s Your Turn

Sofie, its your turn to watch for the fox.

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Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on September 8, 2013 in Dogs

 

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4.7.13 Black and White Sunday: Snooze

Lulu April

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Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on April 7, 2013 in Dogs

 

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9.4.12 Black Lab Day At The Dog Park

It must have been BLACK LAB day at the dog park.  There were like a million dogs and most of them had  Labrador Retriever somewhere in their blood line (or so it looked like).  There were a zillion black, 2 browns, and few yellows but mostly Labs.  Little Sofie was actually the smallest of the pack, not that she minded.

Going to the dog park is always kind of hit or miss thing for us.  Some days there are only a few dogs, or even none, but this time there were many.  It is hard for me to tell whether the girls really enjoy it or not.  My dogs stay very close and tend to avoid getting into it with others.  Lulu will run to see what is happening when a whole bunch get loud and snarly, but I usually call her back before she gets to close to that kind of action.  Sofie gets hot really fast, especially on humid days, which it was, so she runs and then takes to sitting under my bench in the shade.  Dog parks actually kind of scare me.  There are times when I go and some dogs get stupid, and then owners get stupid, and it is just not fun.   This time was good.  They were tired, which was what I wanted, and they were ready to go home when I was.  I always enjoy seeing all the different breeds of dogs usually at the dog park but it definitely was Black Lab day this time.

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on September 4, 2012 in Dogs

 

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7.13.12 Smelling Differences

I came upon this great picture the other day.  Not only were the 3 labs absolutely beautiful representations of each color of Labrador Retrievers, but the message was so ‘right on.’  I don’t think that dogs’ care about color or breed differences at all.  They may be aware of major size differences, but I am not really sure what they think about the other dog when it is bigger or smaller than them – ‘Oh, it’s another dog, but it sure is weird-looking.” 

Dogs live in a world of smells; they seem to judge everything through the ‘sniff’ test.   If something smells different, then they get concerned.  Since sight is so limited in most dogs, I don’t think they care much about how something looks. I don’t think you will ever hear a dog say, “Oh you are ugly, so I am not going to play with you.” Do different dogs smell different?  That I don’t know.  I couldn’t find much research on this.  Does your dog show any sign of perceiving a difference between itself and another dog’s breed/color/etc?  Not having ‘single breed’ dogs, I am not able to observe if this comes into play at all.  All I can say is that Louise and Sofie could not be more different in breed mixes and color but two dogs couldn’t be closer in affection for each other.  (And they both smell equally as bad when wet.)

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on July 13, 2012 in Dogs

 

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6.12.12 Frienddogs

Mojo and Lulu were posing and panting on Breezy Point.  Mojo then proceeded to go into the sandbox and throw sand all over us.  Lulu and Mojo have a very special friendship.  He is the boy next door.  She adores him and mopes if she does not get to see him for a few days.  Funny how dogs build certain relationships that they hold dear.  Not that they shouldn’t, but I just think it is really sweet.  She has this friendship dog bond with 2 special dogs, Mojo Raising (male, black lab, 4 yrs old, next door) and Amy (yellow lab her age, around the corner).  I assume the bond is deeper because she became friends with them when she was a puppy and those friendships have been constant in her life.  Friendships are so important.  I think that dogs, especially fearful and shy one’s like Louise, need to be cultivated often and early.  In my quiet world, I think that I do not take her in public and into human and dog situations enough.  Not that you can make a dog that does not get along with others change it’s disposition (which isn’t our issue), but for a fearful dog like Lulu, it just teaches her that other dogs are ok, and then ultimately she makes peace in her head and relaxes enough to have fun.  She is fine in the dog park, but those are not friends.  Frienddogs are ones that you see your dog’s ears perk up when they come into view.  That your dog can sense walking past the house, even with all the windows and doors shut.  I am really glad that my dogs have frienddogs.  Does yours?

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on June 12, 2012 in Dogs

 

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Monday’s Hero

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Fred, the Labrador retriever, adopts Dennis, the duckling, whose mother was mauled to death by a fox.

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Posted by on April 9, 2012 in Animals, Dogs

 

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