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Monday Mischief: Get Over It

Charles is done with being outside. The look on his face is priceless. I think he just wants to go inside and he is over being outside for now. Sofie, on the other hand, is quite content hanging out on the deck. I’m not sure if he is looking at Sofie in disgust, or at me with, “get a move on human and let me in!”

What kind of mischief did you get into today?

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤


Posted by on August 6, 2018 in Dogs


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Monday Mischief: Trio @ the Vet

It was one of those days. I had planned to take Charles to the vet to get his annual shots (his birthday was last week and that is when they are due). Then I decided to take Louise too (because the vet is 30 miles away and I wanted to not have to make another trip). Louise needed her teeth looked at and this thing growing on her head.
As fate had it, the day before the visit, Sofie went lame in her front right leg. OK, now I was taking 3 dogs to the vet. When you have 1 anxious dog and 1 fearful dog and 1 small dog it can become a complicated trip. They all have different needs around the adventure.

Being the zookeeper of course, I had a plan.

1. Stay cool. It is just too hard to take all 3 into the office at the same time so someone needs to stay in the car. That wouldn’t be a problem if the temperature was moderate but, it was too hot out to leave anyone in the car (96 degrees). I brought my extra key so that I could lock the car while it was running. I turned the air conditioning on high, put on some classical music and locked Sofie in the car with all the comforts of the world. I watched the car from inside the waiting room. It was funny to see people’s faces when they looked in and heard the classical music and a happy dog. I worried the whole time though that someone might break the window if they thought she was locked in a hot car, so maybe next time I’ll make a sign.

2. Empty the waiting room. When I take Louise to the vet, I always need to make sure that there are no other dogs in the waiting room before I bring her in. She can get aggressive with strange dogs and people, especially if she is scared. Sometimes I bring her in and out the back door of the vet’s office so we avoid everything. (You know me, avoidence is one of my favorite dog management practices.) Luckily, there were only cats in carriers today.

3. Keep Charles safe from Sofie. Sofie is grumpy and Charles is pigheaded. They can get into a big snit, so I never leave them unattended in a stressful situation and I especially wouldn’t leave Charles in the car with Sofie because I don’t trust that she won’t attack him which would be goodbye little boy. Keeping all 15 lbs of Charles safe is a major concern always.

4. Switcharoo. Once Louise and Charles were done inside, it was time to switch dogs and take Sofie in. But Sofie, being Sofie, makes that action not so easy. She knows where she is and refuses to get out of the car. I am not lifting 55 lbs of anxious dog. A push and a pull and finally I get the stubborn ‘donkey’ to move along without the other 2 dogs running loose.

5. Safe drive home. Somehow Sofie, who is normally in the back seat with Louise, switched spots with Charles, who is usually tethered to the seat belt. I don’t like loose dogs in the car, but in this case, I gave up and let them all just be where they wanted to be.

What kind of mischief did you get into today?

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤


Posted by on July 30, 2018 in Dogs


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Monday Mischief: Another Storm

Mom says that we are in for a week of ‘boom boom boom’ storms. It was hotter than hot for many many days and now all we get is rain and boomers. Louise and I don’t like boomers (Charles doesn’t seem to care much about them). They are loud and painful and they hurt my ears.

The DogDaz Zoo is that little blue dot in the middle of all those red storm blobs.

I’m wearing my thunder shirt but it doesn’t really help anymore. It used to help me years ago, but now it is just this too tight thing that Mom makes me wear. I am still scared. Maybe Peanut’s shoes will protect me?

Is that a little tiny bit of rainbow in the sky?

Mom put a shirt on Louise because she is also scared of storms (V thinks she caught the fear from me). Louise doesn’t have one of these fancy thunder shirts like I have so Mom found an old shirt in Peanut’s giveaway pile that seems to work really well. I am not sure if it helps her any more than my thunder shirt helps me, but….

She sure does look ‘super mega foxy awesome and hot!’

What kind of mischief did you get into today?

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤


Posted by on July 23, 2018 in Dogs


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Monday Mischief: Nap Assistants

Hi, Sofie here. I noticed that Mom decided to lay down and take a nap. Always a good thing to do. And then I noticed that pesky, Charles, laying in my spot on the bed right next to Mom. The nerve of that Mugwump! I needed to do something about that immediately.

So I crawled up from the end of the bed and I got as close to Mom’s head as I could. No one is going to get closer to Mom than me.

Mom put a pillow between me and Charles because she knows that I would bite him if he got to close to her me. Smart Mom because it gave me something to put my head on.

I am the Queen of the bed. And I own the Mommy.

This is very comfortable, I think I will take a snooze too.

Oh, Louise was napping with us too. But she knew that Mom was covered with dog, so she took the guard position on the floor.

What kind of mischief did you get into today?

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤


Posted by on July 16, 2018 in Dogs


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Monday Mischief: 1 Second in June

Here is our 1 second a day for June. Hope you got into as much mischief as we did.

What kind of mischief did you get into today?

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤


Posted by on July 9, 2018 in Cats, Dogs


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Monday Mischief: Reading Buddy

Peanut has started working from home sometimes when she has a lot of heavy concentration type stuff, like reading long documents, to do. I decided that she should not do that alone. Plus she looks so sad if I don’t help her with all her pens and markers. Dogs are the best reading buddies. I know that Mini Cooper, that pesky cat, thinks that she is a better buddy but I tell her where to ‘get off’ whenever she tries to buddy up to my Peanut. You know what I mean?

What mischief did you get into today?


Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤


Posted by on July 2, 2018 in Dogs


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Monday Mischief: Walking in the Rain with the One’s that I Love

What kind of mischief did you get into today?

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤


Posted by on June 25, 2018 in Dogs


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