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Monday Mischief: Mini Cooper Turns 8 On Memorial Day

Miss Mini Cooper, “The Baby,” turns 8 years young today. It is hard to believe because she is still such a kitten in many ways. Playful and verbose, she is a pal to all and just wants attention and a good cuddle.

Happy Birthday, Baby Girl. We all adore you! (Even Charles)

And we can never forget the animals and humans that have served and continue to serve in the armed services so that we can live freely in this country.

This is the Washington DC area’s first monument honoring women in the military which was unveiled at the Women In Military Service For America Memorial in Arlington National Cemetery in October 2020. It is called ‘The Pledge.’

Commissioned by the nonprofit US War Dogs Association and sculpted by acclaimed artist Susan Bahary, The Pledge is a bronze statue that depicts a kneeling servicewoman locking eyes with her working military dog.

In addition to being the DC area’s first statue to honor all servicewomen, the statue is also the first monument in the nation to honor female military working dog handlers.

Learn more here: LINK

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Posted by on May 30, 2022 in Cats, Dogs

 

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Monday Mischief: Stringing Me Along

Charles, your Main Man, here: I had to go back to the Vet to check on the stitches that were supposed to dissolve when they took out my molar. My luck, there was one that was just hanging on. I hate to go to the vet. Though I don’t mind being with Mom, I really think that car rides are overrated. They tend to end up in places that I don’t want to be in.

The good news is that the Vet was able to pull that last stitch out and everything looks OK. But Mom says no really hard chew stuff for a while just in case. But, I really like that chew stuff.

Remember to have your human check your teeth regularly to make sure they are in good shape.

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Posted by on May 16, 2022 in Dogs

 

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Monday Mischief: I Want It Now!

When Louise wants something she is not shy about it. As she got older she really started finding her voice. Now she yells at me all the time but in the sweetest, gentlest way. How can you not give this dog another cookie?

(Yes, that is the Canine Acanthomatous Ameloblastoma tumor that you see. She is doing OK right now with it.) 

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Posted by on May 9, 2022 in Dogs

 

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Monday Mischief: Charles Hits the Jackpot!

Charles here: One thing about living with older adult humans is that they can be forgetful. V was on the way from the kitchen (upstairs) to the garage (downstairs) with the recycling to put in the bin. But, on the way, something must have distracted V, because the kitchen recycling container was placed on the floor, on the way to the garage, and left there. LUCKY ME!!!!

I got to enjoy all the leftovers from the cat food and dog food containers and even some human foodstuff. But, drat! Mom came down the stairs and found me with my gold mine. She is such a party pooper!

Oh, I left V a cat food container on the bed as a Thank You gift.

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Posted by on May 2, 2022 in Dogs

 

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Monday Mischief: Make Me Mosaic

I was doing my usual Facebook, Instagram, or Google surfing, which is all about dogs, cats, wildlife, birds, and sometimes clothes, and I came upon this awesome mosaic that someone did on their patio. I absolutely love it and I am sure they used Louise as their model.


  Paradise Paw Prints. com

Don’t you agree it is the perfect match? Now I just have to figure out how they did it. I want to surround the pool with all my animal faces. LOVE IT!

(Tiling advice is appreciated)

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Posted by on April 25, 2022 in Dogs

 

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Monday Mischief: Play with Me!

Mini so wants Charles to play with her and be her buddy. He tolerates her but really doesn’t want much to do with it. She is persistent though. And one day he is going to engage, in a nice way.

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Posted by on April 18, 2022 in Cats, Dogs

 

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Monday Mischief: SOFIE ON STRIKE UNTIL THEY END THE WAR

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Sofie has decided she will not speak again until the Russians end this stupid war in Ukraine.

I can’t blame her.

DogDaz stands with Ukraine.

No mischief today!

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Posted by on March 7, 2022 in Dogs

 

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Monday Mischief: Care Package for Lulu

Louise received an awesome care package from the Live Like Roo Foundation for pets with cancer. They help people offset the cost of caring for their animals when they receive this terrible diagnosis. We had fun opening it and finding all these fun toys and treats. Louise (and everyone else) especially likes the pumpkin cranberry treats that were in the box (I am going to have to find them and get more). There was a handmade blanket, Theo the Octopus (which I think was Roo’s favorite toy), another squeaker toy, more treats, a McDonald’s gift card (I guess to get her a happy meal hamburger), and a wonderful card made by a 4-year-old wishing Louise well.

Everyday with Louise is a gift!

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Posted by on February 28, 2022 in Dogs

 

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Monday Mischief: Nine is Eleven

Happy 11th birthday, Mr. Nine.

You sure are one handsome dude.

Though you occasionally pick on your sisters and climb up into the rafters (which scares the heck out of us), you are an upstanding citizen at the zoo and a cat we can always count on. We love you tons!

And it’s Valentine’s Day to boot! So extra love and kisses for our special boy!

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Posted by on February 14, 2022 in Cats

 

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Monday Mischief: Snow Nose

Some people ask me about Sofie’s nose. She has what is called Snow Nose. I started to notice her nose change from black to pink in January 2013, when she was 2. I was worried at first that she was doing something to herself, like scraping off the skin (ouch!), or was she sick? Did she have a vitamin deficiency? Was there something wrong? I knew that many animals do lose pigment in their noses, but she was only 2 at the time. So I did what any internet, research-loving, pet-parent would do, I ‘googled’ the heck out of the question and found a lot of interesting facts.

Black NoseApril

Black Nose
April 2012

1. Some dogs lose pigment in their noses in the winter. (Which is what I think might be going on here.) This is called ‘snow nose’ or ‘winter nose.’ Who knew? Though it seems to be something that is more common to dogs like Labrador Retriever, Golden, Bernese, or Husky (Sofie being none of those that we know – well maybe Golden?), the seasonal variation is no cause for alarm and usually goes back to black in the warmer months. Which it did for many summers, but no longer does.

2.  Age is another reason. There is an enzyme called Tyrosinase which produces pigment. As a dog ages, the nasal plenum (that is a cool word, don’t you think?) might change from black to brown or pink, as less of the enzyme is produced. Interestingly enough, Tyrosinase is also sensitive to temperature. This may be why the fading of the ‘plenum’ in warmer months happens too.

Pink NoseJanuary

Pink Nose
January 2013

3. Dermatitis, especially from plastic bowls, has been found to temporarily cause this. Or a real trauma, like an abrasion. If allergies are the cause the dog’s gums will possibly be red or inflamed too.

4. There is an immune disease that can cause a pink nose, called Vitiligo. (That is the disease that Michael Jackson said he had that turned his skin from black to white. I wonder if Sofie can sing?) But if a dog has this, there would be white patches usually throughout its body and white hairs.  This seems to be found in Doberman, German Shepard, Rottweiler, and Dachshund mostly. It appears to be a rare problem, but I was happy to know that it can be managed by nutritional supplements (if you’re worried about the color of your dog’s nose). Show dogs can be disqualified if their pigment is not exactly right – so this might help in those cases.

Any changes in our little furry charges are always a cause of concern. Sofie’s nose did go back to black for many summers but now stays pink in the center year-round.

What color is your nose?

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Posted by on February 7, 2022 in Dogs

 

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