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Wonderful Wednesday: Nappers

 

Sometimes, napping with friends is just so much more comfortable, don’t you think? Are you are solo napper? Or do you like to cuddle nap with friends?

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on February 1, 2023 in Dogs

 

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Monday Mischief: Let’s Snuffle

Do you have a snuffle? They are mats that are perfect for hiding treats in so we have to work at finding them.

Jolie is absolutely obsessed with nose work; Charles, not so much.

Snuffling is a brain game. This is like dog scent hide-and-seek. Since dogs have millions (or more) scent receptors than we do, this is a great way to activate that part of their brain. According to The Dog People at Rover.com, the scent-processing part of a dog’s brain is about 40 times larger than in humans, making it about 1/8th of a dog’s total brain space.

Snuffle mats have a lot of benefits:

  • Slow down a fast eater
  • Encourage reluctant eaters
  • Help anxious or bored dogs burn energy and distract them
  • Help with cognitive decline/dementia

Do you want to learn more about using a snuffle mat? Check out this info from RUFFLE SNUFFLE, they say they are the original.

What kind of mischief did you get into today?

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on January 30, 2023 in Dogs

 

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Black and White Sunday: Perfect Me

Charles here: Black and white Sundays are perfect for my coloring, don’t you think? What are you up to today?

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on January 29, 2023 in Dogs

 

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Wonderful Wednesday: Let’s Roll

Happiness is rolling with your friends!

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on January 25, 2023 in Dogs

 

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Monday Mischief: Why?

Noel stares at us from the window in the kitchen. She sits on the kitchen table while we are watching TV in the living room and starts to throw things on the floor, eat napkins, and chew on anything on the table (like the plastic windows of envelopes). She has actually figured out how to open the lid on the dog treat containers. Lately I have left the food processor on the table because I use it a lot, so she now likes to bat at it to make noise. MEOW OUT LOUD!!!

This can go on for hours (this picture is 10 minutes after the first one). Even if you give her a snack she will start up again a few minutes later.

Why aren’t you paying attention???? Why aren’t you feeding me more snacks??? Why, why, why, why, why??

If I ignore her long enough she actually comes into the living room, jumps up on the coffee table, and tries to get in my face about her need for more food. “Meow, meow, meoooooww, meooooow!”

  • Please note that lately, she is weighing in much too heavy for someone almost 16 years old; so don’t think she is malnourished.

  • PS: She sings at 3 AM for at least 20 minutes and again, of course, when I get up at 5ish if I am not fast enough to the kitchen food bowls. Sometimes she does this in the middle of the day but mostly that is her sleep time.

What kind of mischief did you get into today?

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on January 23, 2023 in Dogs

 

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Black and White Sunday: The Step

Whoever controls the step, controls the action. – Jolie Olie the Muppet

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on January 22, 2023 in Dogs

 

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Wonderful Wednesday: My Day With Grammie

Jolie here: Mom took me to visit Grammie. She is in a special place that helps her; it is called ‘assisted living.’ Grammie is going to be 98 and can’t get around like she used to. Even though she really is a cat person, she enjoyed my visit with her. I think I was pretty good with the old lady. I sat on her lap and I tried to kiss her.

Mom said if I get good at this old people stuff, maybe when the triple-demic quiets down, she will take me to visit old people more often. There was only one problem though: it was a million degrees in the room and I really started to fall asleep. I jumped on Grammie’s bed and took a nap while Mom did other stuff.

When Charles was a younger man (about 6 years ago when he first came to the Zoo), he visited Grammie too. But Charles is kind of set in his ways and isn’t really a lap guy. Charles is a ‘don’t pick me up’ and ‘don’t make me stay on your lap’ kind of dog.

I could really get into this visiting stuff. Unlike Charles, I love car rides, new people, snuggles, and of course, lots of treats. But turn down the thermostat!!!!

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on January 18, 2023 in Dogs

 

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Black and White Sunday: BEEEEEP

Now that I am back to work the cats have decided they are going to take over the desk. It is kind of scary however when they both want to take it over at the same time. That is when fur can fly and things can become a CATastophy quit quickly. Papers tossed on the floor, files a mess, you get the idea.

I went to get coffee the other day and as I am walking back to my office I hear – beep, beep, beeeeeep, beeeeeep. I found Noel sleeping on my laptop keyboard (it was warm and cozy and a purrfect place for a nap) but it freaked me out. Luckily she only opened about 27 windows and did not delete anything.

How many cats do you have on your desk (and/or dogs on the floor)?

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on January 15, 2023 in Dogs

 

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Wonderful Wednesday: We’re Back

Hello. Charles here at the Zoo.

So much has happened in just a month since Mom had to take a break from blogging because of her eye stuff. We have tons to tell you about our holiday season. For right now, I want you to know that everyone did very well and did not destroy too much – though the pesty cats did try and play with the balls on the tree and Mini terrorized the Christmas village. I have recovered great from my bladder surgery and feel like a young dog again which is really the most important thing. Health and happiness is my motto.

Christmas and Channukah collided this year (which means more presents for us). It was exhausting with all the wrapping paper to play in and the boxes and bags. What awesome fun it was having our young human family around for food and festivities (Mom says ‘young’ is a relative term now that the kids are grown). More people to give us cuddles and treats! (Maybe food and fun should be my motto?)

Mom made us sit for a ton of silly holiday pictures. What is it with these humans and their photo opportunities?

More stories and antics to come in 2023. Happy belated New Year, blog friends. We missed you.

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on January 11, 2023 in Dogs

 

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Black and White Sunday: Fav Holiday Pic

My all-time favorite holiday picture is of puppy Louise helping put the little tree in the back of the Prius. It is wonderful to have all these photographic memories to look back and smile on.

Have a wonderful Black and White Sunday. 

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on December 11, 2022 in Dogs

 

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