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What a perfect day for the 3 DogDaz beauties to return from vacation because someone decided it is NATIONAL DOG DAY! We thought that every day was DOGDAZ (d-aw-ga-d-aye-za). Fall is in the air this week, summer is winding down, kids are heading back to school, and sadly, the pool is full of leaves. The zoo is as busy as ever and we plan on a full schedule of blogging about our antics. We hope you had a nice summer break and are ready to start taking longer walks in cooler temperatures. We know that Sofie and Charles are. Louise has been walking no matter how hot it is, but those fluff balls, no way they are going out in the heat and humidity. Bark Out Loud. Looking forward to fall.
HAPPY NATIONAL DOG DAY TO ALL
Louise and Sofie are figuring out that the little guy is not going anywhere. He is not just visiting, he is staying forever. He tried to go to sleep with Louise (bottom right with flash). She is so sweet, I think she was confused but would have let him stay the night. He really likes her kennel, maybe because it smells worn in.
Sofie and him had a little fight last night. It was really my fault because they were doing so well, I gave them all treats together. Big mistake. Sofie is not ready yet for that much closeness. (bottom 2d from left) I know better than to feed him outside the exercise pen, but I did not realize nylabones would have the same effect. Charles tried to come visit me and had to pass Sofie (who is always at my foot). Sofie is cranky when it comes to anyone (dog or cat) getting too close to her, sometime even Louise. Well, that was fur raising for a moment. Charles was beside himself and hid behind V the rest of the night.
Pecking order establishment. I worry about 50 and 60 lbs dogs against 13 lbs.
I had to block the rabbit holes under the fence. Never really worried about that with the big dogs. I liked the holes so the critters could pass through the yard. But now, Charles can escape, so I blocked them with long flower boxes until I can nail boards down in the spring (bottom 2d from right).
The girls are now teaching Charles how to stare Mommy down (top) when eating at the table. If 4 sad hungry eyes weren’t enough, now I have 6 looking at me, pleading their case.
Louise, Sofie, and Charles are going to be great friends (paws crossed). Even the cats are coming around.
What mischief did you get into today?
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I got a comment yesterday telling me that if I wanted more people to follow my blog I should not use such vanilla titles as ‘Dogs and Their Toys.’ That I should go see what people on yahoo and other sites were saying so that I could spice stuff up. Well, I replied to the nice helpful person and told them basically – “I like vanilla.” I write this blog for you to read, because I enjoy the connection to other animal lovers around the world, and because I really really really enjoy doing it. (Did I mention I really enjoy doing this?) I did not do it to attract viewers or try to see how many followers I could get. Actually, I did not really understand the whole follower thing when I started. I just liked reading about other people’s animals (especially dogs and cats) and also I like looking at great art of all types (which the internet is such a good vehicle for). I think I was kind of offended that someone, though probably not meaning to offend, would tell me I needed to spice things up. I am a ‘no-spice’ person. Really… ask my family. When I go out to eat, I have to tell them to keep all that spicy stuff far away from my food. Even pepper. Simple, easy going, straightforward, and plain, works just fine for me. My Mom always said (may she rest in peace), “If they don’t come, they don’t have to go home,” so I guess I will update that to social media speak and say. “If they don’t like, they don’t have to unlike.” Thank you, dear Reader, for getting this far and tolerating my very simple rants. I appreciate everyone that watches the antics of DogDaz and comes back day after day, for the vanilla. Maybe tomorrow I could add some nuts or sprinkles – but not likely.
Just another dogdaz morning at the very boring vanilla zoo ❤