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Black and White Sunday: This Is Comfort

Is there anything more comfortable than a pile pillows? – Charles, the Mugwump

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on July 19, 2020 in Dogs

 

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Wonderful Wednesday: Charles Turns 12

Mini Cooper loves Charles ❤

Charles in the dirt, as usual

What a wonderful little man you are Mr. Charles.

Happy 12th Birthday!

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Posted by on July 15, 2020 in Dogs

 

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Monday Mischief: Mommy Time

The only one that wants to walk these days is Louise. We go out in the early morning when it is ‘cooler’ (78 degrees by 7 AM). She is one of those dogs that must be walked so I watch the temperature and I make sure to walk before it hits 80. She is loving this alone time with me.

Sofie refuses to go outside: thinking that there are fireworks or thunder or it’s too hot. And when I say refuses, imagine a donkey sitting on its behind refusing to move.

I am not stubborn. I just want to do things my way!

Charles, well he doesn’t like to get up before noon, so the idea of walking to him in the morning is just ridiculous.

It is way to early to get up. Come back later.

What kind of mischief did you get into today?

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Posted by on July 13, 2020 in Dogs

 

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Black and White Sunday: Surprise

Someone turns 12 this week. I am not going to tell you who.

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Posted by on July 12, 2020 in Dogs

 

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Not Wonderful Wednesday: Enough Already!

Louise is looking for anywhere to hide in the thunderstorm

Sofie is calming down now that the worst has passed for the moment.

The storms have been endless. Hour after hour of boomers overhead. And now, Louise is more afraid than Sofie. She even hid in Charles’ small kennel to try and get away from the noise. The only thing I can do is make a tent and hold them close, but this is getting to the point I worry if they are going to have heart attacks. Louise was so frightened of the fireworks noise that she ate her dog bed when I was tending to Sofie and Charles (I always worry about them ingesting foam) during the over 2 hours that my wonderful neighbors blew up fireworks all around my house on July 4th. It didn’t help that we had a thunderstorm earlier in the day.

Louise hides under any table or desk that she can find, but nothing seems to work for long. This is not good when you have multiple animals with Noisephobia. I am really starting to hate the 4th of July and summer storms.

Oh, and yes, I have tried thunder shirts, and calming CBD treats, and so on, and so on. Sadly, I think I may need to get them sedatives. This is just so sad when nothing can calm them. I am always open to suggestions if anyone has any ideas what might work to help calm them.

Stay well.

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Posted by on July 8, 2020 in Dogs

 

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Monday Mischief: DogDaz June Review

June was a good month for flowers and nice walks with Mom.

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Posted by on July 6, 2020 in Cats, Dogs

 

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Wonderful Wednesday: Telling Time By Trees

Louise under the big tree 2020

When I look out on to the backyard, under the big tree, I sometimes see dogs that have gone ahead and left us for the big meadow. Louise remembers. She lies under the tree today just like she did years ago with Squash (above circa 2011). Nowadays, Sofie and Charles lie there with her.

Sofie and the tree shadow

The trees have always sheltered me and taken care of this yard and provided homes for so many critters. In the last month, many of my neighbors have removed over 10 old-growth trees, for varying reasons. These landscape changes, though needed, make me sad. I tell time by trees. As they disappear, I fear I will lose track of time.

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Posted by on June 24, 2020 in Dogs

 

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Monday Mischief: Hot Summer In The Suburbs

MM 7.18.16

Louise, here. It is getting hot and humid outside. Can’t we just sit in the grass instead of walking on the hot pavement? Why does Mom not understand that dogs are not meant to be outside on days like this! Can we move somewhere that the weather is always nice, like California? We heard that you never have to cancel anything in California because the weather is always beautiful. But then again, we also heard the ground shakes sometimes and there are drought and fires and mudslides. I guess a few humid weeks in the Mid-Atlantic may not be so bad after all.

Stay cool, Peeps!

Remind your humans that if the street is too hot for their hand, it is too hot for your paws.

What mischief did you get into today?

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Posted by on June 22, 2020 in Dogs

 

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Wonderful Wednesday: Cherry Time

Every year the pie just gets better and better. Happy Wednesday!

 

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Posted by on June 17, 2020 in Dogs

 

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Monday Mischief: Safety from the Storm

Storm season brings with it many nights of stressed-out dogs and no sleep for me. I am trying a new thing by creating a tent that Louise and Sofie can hide under or just throwing a blanket over Sofie. Louise will stay under a lean-to as long as I am with her, but Sofie is just too freaked to deal with it. The blanket over her, nose exposed, while I cuddle her tight seems to soothe a little, but not much works. The thunder vest has been worthless for many years. I tried Xanax but the storms either come earlier or later than expected, so dosing is hard. It doesn’t stop them from getting upset, but they do seem to fall asleep earlier.

Sofie has decided that she needs to be up on my bed and chew on my pillows to protect me, I guess, from the noise.

Noise is our enemy at the Zoo. I’m glad that most fireworks displays were canceled this year (I hate the noise too). But that won’t stop my neighbors from doing their loud and noisy things from now until August.

Have any of you tried dog headphones to shut out noise? 

What kind of mischief did you get into today?

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Posted by on June 15, 2020 in Dogs

 

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