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Monday Mischief: July Review

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Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on August 3, 2020 in Dogs

 

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Monday Mischief: Noel Staring In ‘Slo-Yawn’

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Posted by on July 27, 2020 in Cats

 

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Monday Mischief: Sofie’s Boycott

It is getting ridiculously hot outside. Mom tried to walk me before the sun was up, but it was still too hot. Let Louise go with her, she likes it. Not me! I am not going out there unless I absolutely have to.

Who’s with me on this? I are going to boycott walks! NO WALKS! TOO HOT!

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Remember parents, if you place your hand on the pavement and it is too hot for you, it is too hot for paws!

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on July 20, 2020 in Dogs

 

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Monday Mischief: Mommy Time

The only one that wants to walk these days is Louise. We go out in the early morning when it is ‘cooler’ (78 degrees by 7 AM). She is one of those dogs that must be walked so I watch the temperature and I make sure to walk before it hits 80. She is loving this alone time with me.

Sofie refuses to go outside: thinking that there are fireworks or thunder or it’s too hot. And when I say refuses, imagine a donkey sitting on its behind refusing to move.

I am not stubborn. I just want to do things my way!

Charles, well he doesn’t like to get up before noon, so the idea of walking to him in the morning is just ridiculous.

It is way to early to get up. Come back later.

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Posted by on July 13, 2020 in Dogs

 

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Monday Mischief: DogDaz June Review

June was a good month for flowers and nice walks with Mom.

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Posted by on July 6, 2020 in Cats, Dogs

 

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Monday Mischief: Hot Summer In The Suburbs

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Louise, here. It is getting hot and humid outside. Can’t we just sit in the grass instead of walking on the hot pavement? Why does Mom not understand that dogs are not meant to be outside on days like this! Can we move somewhere that the weather is always nice, like California? We heard that you never have to cancel anything in California because the weather is always beautiful. But then again, we also heard the ground shakes sometimes and there are drought and fires and mudslides. I guess a few humid weeks in the Mid-Atlantic may not be so bad after all.

Stay cool, Peeps!

Remind your humans that if the street is too hot for their hand, it is too hot for your paws.

What mischief did you get into today?

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Posted by on June 22, 2020 in Dogs

 

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Monday Mischief: Safety from the Storm

Storm season brings with it many nights of stressed-out dogs and no sleep for me. I am trying a new thing by creating a tent that Louise and Sofie can hide under or just throwing a blanket over Sofie. Louise will stay under a lean-to as long as I am with her, but Sofie is just too freaked to deal with it. The blanket over her, nose exposed, while I cuddle her tight seems to soothe a little, but not much works. The thunder vest has been worthless for many years. I tried Xanax but the storms either come earlier or later than expected, so dosing is hard. It doesn’t stop them from getting upset, but they do seem to fall asleep earlier.

Sofie has decided that she needs to be up on my bed and chew on my pillows to protect me, I guess, from the noise.

Noise is our enemy at the Zoo. I’m glad that most fireworks displays were canceled this year (I hate the noise too). But that won’t stop my neighbors from doing their loud and noisy things from now until August.

Have any of you tried dog headphones to shut out noise? 

What kind of mischief did you get into today?

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Posted by on June 15, 2020 in Dogs

 

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Monday Mischief: Teleworking With Cats

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Posted by on June 8, 2020 in Cats

 

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Monday Mischief: May Video Review

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Posted by on June 1, 2020 in Cats, Dogs

 

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Monday Mischief: Understanding a Cat’s Sense of Touch

Mini Cooper is one of those cats that has a need for touch. Charles, the dog, on the other hand, likes to be near humans and other animals but does not like to be on your lap or cuddled too close. That is what makes this picture so interesting. Lately, Mini has started reaching out and laying a paw on him when she can. Is this a sign of her primal need to keep track of a predator? I wanted to know more about a cat’s sense of touch so I did a little research and thought I would share it with you.

Cats have whiskers on their upper lip, on their cheeks, and above their eyes, but did you know that they also have whiskers behind their front wrists? These are called carpal hairs. The whiskers on a cat touch like fingers do.

According to Michael Broad in a post in POC (Pictures Of Cats.org), “A cat’s sense of touch includes sensing pressure, warmth, cold and pain. Touch is the first sense that is utilized in the newborn cat as it is the earliest developed sense.”

The cat’s paw has a large number of receptors that respond to pressure and the highest density of those receptors are found ‘between the foot and the toe pads.” (The Cat, Its Behavior, Nutrition & Health published by Blackwell Publishing – IBSN 978-0-8138-0031-9 — page 46 and 47) 

But does Mini really have a need for touch? Experts say that cats enjoy and need contact, just like humans do. Most of that they get in the form of petting or grooming. In Mini’s case, however, she seems to have more of a need than other cats. Maybe it comes from the fact that we held her all the time when she was a kitten (and too young to be away from her mother).

The one thing I do know is that Mini loves to have her paw on Charles, or Mom, or any warm body. I want to believe that gives her comfort.

What kind of mischief did you get into today?

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Posted by on May 18, 2020 in Cats, Dogs

 

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