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DogDaz Zoo: New Year Rant and Review

Wow! It is now 2020. My daughter, Peanut, told me the other day (she is 25), that “we will never see the ‘teens’ again in our lifetime” as we move into the twenties. Now, that is a very profound thought. It made me stop and take a pause on all the things that pass me by with little notice. How an instant, or a year or 50, is just a jumble of moments and pictures burned on the memory of my total recall. I think about all the people and the animals that have graced my time. I am so thankful that I have had this platform to document moments and days, and now years, of my Zoo. Maybe, when I no longer have the capability to recall the images in my mind, this blog will be here to remind me of how wonderful those moments were and are. Feel free to visit my Angels page to get a look at the many many many furbabies that have blessed me with their time. I am one lucky ZooKeeper and want to thank you for stopping by,

Sam & Zack 1999

Sqaush E Bear, 2006, when he first came to live with us.

Cuddles, 2002

Puppy Lulu 2010

Sofie Day 1 Feb 2011

Squash tail with Connie attached 2008

Noel & Connie 2008

Noel & Muffy 2010

Constance Kitty, Muffy, Noel, Zachary 2010

Muffy & Gertrude 2004

Muffy supervising the Guinea Pigs 2006

The Muffin Man 2002

Louise Fall 2011


Where’s Sofie? 2011

Besties 2010 (Baby Lulu and Old man Squash)

Squash & Me 2007

Sending Hugs and Love to You and Yours for a fabulous 2020!

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤


Posted by on January 1, 2020 in Animals, Cats, Dogs


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DogDaz Zoo: Happy 2018!

Wishing tons of sloppery kisses, licks, and love all year long.

Louise, Sofie Bear, Charles (the Mugwump),

Noel (the Christmas Cat), Nine, Stella, Mini Cooper

and Mom

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤


Posted by on January 1, 2018 in Cats, Dogs


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DogDaz Zoo: Happy 2014

May 2014 be everything you hope it will be! – DogDaz 

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Posted by on January 1, 2014 in Dogs


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DogDaz Zoo: New Year’s Eve Magic


DogDaz wishes you a magical evening, welcoming 2014!

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Posted by on December 31, 2013 in Dogs


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12.30.11 6:16

As the year comes to a close, I, like many other people, try to take stock of what I am thankful for from the past year.  Of course, I am thankful for the health of my family and friends and that those who suffered pain or grief are on the mend. But this is DogDaz, so let me put that into my zoo context.  I am very thankful that I have found DogDaz, so that I can blog about the wonderful creatures that share my life. And, that I have found you, the reader, to help me honor them day by day.

This was a very hard year at the zoo; we started the year with 8 animals, lost 4 animals, and gained 1.

In February, our very loved Squash E Bear, could no longer walk.  After years of being an insulin diabetic and going blind, his big old body could not take the strain anymore.  There is not a day that goes by that I do not miss him.  I know that everyone says their dog is special, but he was just something else.  People used to stop their cars in the street while I was walking him to ask about him (I am not kidding, ask V). He just had this amazing dog presence.

At the same time in February, we lost Zackary Cat, our beautiful Russian Blue, who was about 15. He was the kitchen cat.  He never ventured far from the kitchen, mostly because he was always hungry, so that was his domain.  A docile gentleman, he was fearful in his younger years and would hide a lot, but as he aged, became more comfortable with himself and would lie with people on the couch in the living room.  He could no longer deal with being old and cried and cried and cried all the time, so we knew he was no longer OK.  He and Sqaush went to the big meadow together.

Then in March, Georgia, the last of the Guinea Pigs, and actually the Mom of our 5, past away at about 7 years of age, which is really really really old for a Guinea.  She was the sweetest little thing and gave us years of joy.  After losing her daughter, Checkers. and hubby, Mr. Motto, last year, she was kind of lonely.

And then in September, Cuddles, Zackary’s twin sister, our meanest cat who owned the bedroom and never let any other animals near the bed (and a lot of times she tried to box me away too) appeared to have developed a brain tumor or something and had a series of strokes.  She joined the rest.

So after all that we were left with The Muffin Man (18) and the kittens, Noel and Constance Kitty (now 4) and Louise.  Soooooo, in March, we adopted the wonderful Sofie.  The ‘S’ is for Squash.  Sofie was suppose to be a Collie/Shepard mix, and I thought she would be about Squash’s size, but she turned out to be this very portable 40 lbs maybe Sheltie/Corgy.  Sofie Bear has been tons of fun.  So now we are 5.

3 cats on the bed now that Cuddles is gone

Lulu & Sofie 4ever friends

May 2012 bring everyone health, happiness and incredible DogDaz!!!

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Posted by on December 30, 2011 in Dogs


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