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Monday Mischief: Let’s Snuffle

Do you have a snuffle? They are mats that are perfect for hiding treats in so we have to work at finding them.

Jolie is absolutely obsessed with nose work; Charles, not so much.

Snuffling is a brain game. This is like dog scent hide-and-seek. Since dogs have millions (or more) scent receptors than we do, this is a great way to activate that part of their brain. According to The Dog People at Rover.com, the scent-processing part of a dog’s brain is about 40 times larger than in humans, making it about 1/8th of a dog’s total brain space.

Snuffle mats have a lot of benefits:

  • Slow down a fast eater
  • Encourage reluctant eaters
  • Help anxious or bored dogs burn energy and distract them
  • Help with cognitive decline/dementia

Do you want to learn more about using a snuffle mat? Check out this info from RUFFLE SNUFFLE, they say they are the original.

What kind of mischief did you get into today?

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on January 30, 2023 in Dogs

 

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Monday Mischief: Why?

Noel stares at us from the window in the kitchen. She sits on the kitchen table while we are watching TV in the living room and starts to throw things on the floor, eat napkins, and chew on anything on the table (like the plastic windows of envelopes). She has actually figured out how to open the lid on the dog treat containers. Lately I have left the food processor on the table because I use it a lot, so she now likes to bat at it to make noise. MEOW OUT LOUD!!!

This can go on for hours (this picture is 10 minutes after the first one). Even if you give her a snack she will start up again a few minutes later.

Why aren’t you paying attention???? Why aren’t you feeding me more snacks??? Why, why, why, why, why??

If I ignore her long enough she actually comes into the living room, jumps up on the coffee table, and tries to get in my face about her need for more food. “Meow, meow, meoooooww, meooooow!”

  • Please note that lately, she is weighing in much too heavy for someone almost 16 years old; so don’t think she is malnourished.

  • PS: She sings at 3 AM for at least 20 minutes and again, of course, when I get up at 5ish if I am not fast enough to the kitchen food bowls. Sometimes she does this in the middle of the day but mostly that is her sleep time.

What kind of mischief did you get into today?

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on January 23, 2023 in Dogs

 

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Monday Mischief: Strike A Pose

Jolie here: I am really enjoying my new winter clothes. Mom says I look awesome. It has gotten really cold in the mornings so a sweater and even a coat are required. Mom is contemplating something called boots too because I hate when my feet are wet, but I am not sure that I would like them. Don’t you think this sweater goes great with my coloring? Your loss Charles, you never liked to wear clothes anyway.

What kind of mischief did you get into today?

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on December 5, 2022 in Dogs

 

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Monday Mischief: Mom’s Little Helper

For Thanksgiving Mom always makes apple something. I like apples. They are yummy. So when Mom sat down to peel lots and lots of apples, I definitely wanted to assist.

She did let me watch and she even gave me some apple to chew on. But she would not let me have the whole thing. She said something about how apple seeds could make me crazy and even possibly kill me.

It was worth it in the end because Mom dropped a dallop of vegan ice cream on the floor by accident and I got to gooble it up.

If you want Mom’s gluten-free, dairy-free, and occasionally vegan recipe you can find it, and many more, at https://lorianskitchen.com 

What kind of mischief did you get into today?

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on November 28, 2022 in Dogs

 

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Monday Mischief: We Have A Dobby

Mom bought us a house elf named Dobby because he is supposed to have a surprise inside and she thought Jolie might actually want to play with him. At least that is what the package said. Whatever is inside did not interest either of us, but we think he is cute and will keep him around awhile.

Mom said to be careful because he will want to take our socks, whatever that means?

What kind of mischief did you get into today?

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on November 21, 2022 in Dogs

 

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Monday Mischief: Let’s Be Friends

What kind of mischief did you get into today?

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Posted by on November 7, 2022 in Dogs

 

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Monday Mischief: Stay Safe As You Boo

Happy Halloween!

Our 3 recent DogDaz angels, Louise, Sofie, and Nine, are here to remind you to keep your pets inside tonight. Humans are the most dangerous creatures around so don’t trust your cats and dogs to be safe on a night like this.

Louise would have been 13 years old today. Happy bday in dog heaven, Lulu.

Now go make some mischief and let us know what kind of mischief you got into?

Yes, Louise is in the picture with the skeletons below, but you have to look really hard to see the big black beauty.

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on October 31, 2022 in Dogs

 

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Monday Mischief: WeekAway

Halloween is getting closer and we are getting ready to haunt. We can’t wait! Do you have a costume* picked out yet?

What kind of mischief did you get into today?

*Apology for misspelling in the original post. Sadly, my eyesight is failing, and spell correction likes to change words on me sometimes and I missed that one.

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on October 24, 2022 in Dogs

 

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Monday Mischief: Boo Season Is Upon Us

The neighborhood is starting to look a bit spooky. This is my first October with the Zoo so I am new to all this and not sure what to expect. Mom is going to get started putting our decorations out now that the ‘Ghost of Ian’ nor’easter has passed and the ground is drying up.

Do your humans decorate for Halloween? It is really fun. Show us in the comments.

What kind of mischief did you get into today?

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on October 10, 2022 in Dogs

 

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Monday Mischief: Leave My Bed Alone!

I know that it has only been since July that Jolie has come to live with us, which in dog time is not long. This has been a very big change for a dog that lived 6-1/2 years in a cage with other dogs and only went out maybe once a day.

Jolie is very protective of her kennel. She especially does not want me to clean the mat or the blankets. Maybe she is afraid of losing them? Maybe there was only a cold floor in her previous one?

I gave her Louise’s sheepskin to keep her warm and she loves it. Lulu came with that sheepskin from her foster when she was a puppy and around here we pass things forward when we can.

Jolie has started to disappear into her kennel whenever she hears loud noises or voices. It is her safe space. But recently she puts herself to bed around 8:30 PM and just stays in there. I am so glad that she has a place she feels safe in, but sorry, baby, Mom’s gonna wash those smelly blankets.

What kind of mischief did you get into today?

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on September 26, 2022 in Dogs

 

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