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Monday Mischief: Quack

What kind of mischief did you get into today?

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on June 17, 2019 in Dogs

 

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Monday Mischief: Feeding Frenzy

Feeding 7 hungry beasts at 5:30 in the morning is always a frenzy. I have trained everyone to have their own place, but it gets kind of loud and frantic. The cats always want to help make the dog food. Noel steals kibble and then runs away with it, sometimes knocking over a dog food bowl.

I have to keep a good register of who is getting what medicines today (and yes I have goofed that up and that freaks me out).

Every since Louise was on prednisone she has started to demand bark if I am not fast enough and drools on the floor, which I have to make sure not to slip on.

Sofie gets food aggressive, so I have a gate up at both kitchen entrances and I put Charles in his kennel in the living room (he is also food aggressive) and I make all the cats take the long route through the dining room passthrough window, over the kitchen table, along the window sill, onto the kitchen island, and around to the herb window, unless I feel like picking someone up and carrying them over their during the mayhem.

Luckily, Stella has her own room so she has a nice leisurely time of it, as long as I don’t forget to feed her too.

3 dogs with 3 different kibbles (Louise and Sofie on different prescription diets) and 2 cans of different wet food and 4 cats with 2 different kibbles (Mini is very fussy) (sometimes 3) and 1 can of wet for Noel. (Don’t get me started on everyone’s medicines and supplements.)

What kind of mischief did you get into today?

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on June 10, 2019 in Cats, Dogs

 

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Monday Mischief: So Goes May

Monday Mischief: So Goes May

What kind of mischief did you get into today?

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on June 3, 2019 in Dogs

 

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Monday Mischief: Scratch That Itch

Sometimes everybody has an itch to scratch.

Spring is an especially itchy time here at the DogDaz Zoo. All the dogs started on allergy medicine several weeks ago when the first crocuses started pushing their heads up out of the snow. Sofie tends to suffer from terrible skin problems in the warmer weather. I give her an antihistamine (this year it is Zyrtec) before her scratching starts to get too bad. Hopefully, this will delay the heavy duty expensive medicine (Apoquel) that we end up having to use by mid-summer (or she scratches her skin off). Louise and Charlie are sneezing and runny too, so everyone is on something every day until this passes.

Aren’t we lucky to live somewhere that everything that grows in the northern US, and everything that grows south, grows here?

What have you tried that helps keep the itch away? Spring flowers are lovely, but oh, this pollen!

What kind of mischief did you get into today?

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on May 13, 2019 in Dogs

 

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Monday Mischief: April In Review

Another month under wraps. I can’t believe how fast April came and went. The animals did not enjoy the pollen but loved to sniff the flowers and to sit in the yard and in the open windows on the warmer days.

What kind of mischief did you get into today?

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on May 6, 2019 in Dogs

 

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Monday Mischief: No Bunnies

The Zoo had a fun time helping the not-so-little humans find the eggs that the not-so-young ones hid all around the yard. They say that it is getting harder each year because there are fewer eggs and they are hidden higher and lower.  Sofie decided that she was going to plant herself in the fern bed. We wanted to help eat all the candy but Mom said her usual, ‘NO,’ so we settled for some really yummy dog and cat treats. Though we do have bunnies living in the front yard, they were smart to stay away while we were hunting. We hope you had a festive weekend.

By the way, no one found the afikoman the night before, so they searched for that too.

What kind of mischief did you get into today?

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on April 29, 2019 in Cats, Dogs

 

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Monday Mischief: Thank You, Big Tree

Squash & Lulu under Big Tree January 2011 (he passed in February)

Lulu under the big tree 2012

Sofie and the tree shadow 2014

In honor of EARTH DAY, I am looking back at the big tree that has provided us many years of shade in the yard. The big maple towers over the house and must be many many years old. Many a dog has lazed in the shadow of her leaves, Tons of squirrels have raised their young in her upper boughs. Robins, wrens, blue jays, crows, nuthatch, chickadees, sparrows, cardinals, woodpeckers, finch, and even hawks have all used your branches. Thank you big tree for all you do for us.

What kind of mischief did you get into today?

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on April 22, 2019 in Dogs

 

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