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Monday Mischief: Falling Into Autumn

This week, in the Northern Hemisphere, autumn begins for real. It has been feeling like autumn for many days with the cool nights and the leaves falling to the ground. Thursday, September 22 the autumnal equinox* will make it really autumn even though to meteorologists, meteorological fall started on September 1. This is all very confusing but Mom says it is the bestest season of all 4 (Summer, Fall, Winter, and Spring) and we are taking full advantage everyday.

*At this point, the Earth’s tilt is moving away from its maximum lean toward the Sun; its rays are aiming directly at the equator.

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Posted by on September 19, 2022 in Dogs

 

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Monday Mischief: Summer’s End

The last days of summer fun are coming to a close in the DogDaz garden. Tomatoes are almost done and pool is closing Wednesday. Leaves are falling like rain.

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Posted by on September 12, 2022 in Dogs

 

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Monday Mischief: Somethings Never Change

Mini Mischief from 2015. She still can be found in the laundry basket sometimes. Don’t every change, Mini Cooper!

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Posted by on August 15, 2022 in Cats

 

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Monday Mischief: New Office Help

Jolie is now my permanent office assistant. She finds all the stuff I drop on the floor during the day. I discovered she likes to chew ballpoint pens. Mini, who used to always be my desk assistant, is currently on strike and is not showing up to work. Hopefully, that will change.

Mostly I find Jolie sleeping on the job. But, I enjoy her company and she is fitting in the routine perfectly.

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Posted by on August 8, 2022 in Dogs

 

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Monday Mischief: Tomato Thief

Jolie discovered the tomato garden all on her own. I never had a dog that ate our tomatoes before. I read that they are fine for dogs to eat, just not too much because of the acid. She was very proud of herself. Now I guess I need to put a fence around the veggies. 

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Posted by on August 1, 2022 in Dogs

 

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Monday Mischief: Jolie’s Back Story

The story that we were told by the rescue:

  • They got a call from a Deacon of a church that a woman’s husband died and he had 4 small dogs in a kennel that she wanted nothing to do with.
  • The only dog that had been spayed or neutered was Jolie.
  • The woman gave away one of the dogs (to her grandmother?). The other 3 were taken into foster in February of this year.
  • They said she was a Yorkie mix on the paperwork. (She looks much more like a Shih Tzu than a Yorkie, but clearly, she is a mix of things (aren’t we all).)
  • They were supposedly allowed out of the kennel once a day. They were covered with urine and feces when they were rescued, so my assumption is that they lived in that situation for a very long time.
  • The foster said she was house trained, and then the day they were coming, they said ‘by the way, she tends to have accidents.’ It is clear she is not housetrained.

She came to us in the pouring rain and looked like a MOP with paws. She has the sweetest personality for someone who has been locked up for years. The adoption paperwork says her birthday is February 14, 2016  (which is the same day as our boy, Nine, the cat who just left us in March), but that would make her 6 1/2, not 5 1/2. What a very long time to live in those horrible conditions.

They were right about her personality. Mini Cooper, the cat, liked her immediately, Charles, the Pomchi, was OK with a youngster in the house (he’s 14), and after a week or so, even Noel, the Christmas Cat, at 15 1/2, decided that she was OK.

The first order of business was a haircut. After all the hair was gone, the MOP showed us her spots (she looks like an appaloosa). Such a difference. I think she really liked being freed from all those mats. Sonya, who groomed her, said that her feet are burned, most likely from standing in all that uric acid for so long. She doesn’t like them touched much and gave Sonya a fit to trim them, so I try to hold hands with her to get her comfortable with her feet being touched.

Jojo went to the Vet last Monday and we found that she had a fractured molar and several rotted teeth, is overweight at 21 pounds (should be 17 or 18), has an ear infection, some skin problems, and loves everyone. You know what that means: Cytopoint injection for the skin, ear drops twice a day, exercise, and an appointment in October (because that is our Vet dental month with a 10% discount) to fix the teeth.

Even though she is 6 1/2, it is like having a puppy because of her lack of training. I take her out, she pees, and then immediately comes in and pees on the rug. She does not like the feel of grass on her feet (is it totally new to her?) so I am teaching her that it is ok. When she is kenneled and I am not in her line of vision, she screams. There is a lot to learn in this world. She absolutely loves her walks in the morning and wants to constantly go outside with me (though she does nothing but sniff).

She is sweet and loving and happy. Now to teach her what a toy is and how to behave in public.

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Posted by on July 25, 2022 in Dogs

 

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Monday Mischief: Pillow Hog

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Posted by on July 11, 2022 in Dogs

 

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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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