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Caturday: In Ancient Times

“In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods;

they have not forgotten this.” – Terry Pratchett

I cannot imagine a life without cats!

Just another CATDogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on January 28, 2023 in Cats

 

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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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Caturday: Mouse In The House

Yep, you heard that right. There is definitely a mouse in the house. We have been sitting vigil on the sink mat for days and staring under the stove. Mom says any rodent that would come into the Zoo should know better than to show its snout with Noel and Mini on the prowl. Days and Nites (mostly nights) just waiting. Noel gets tired so she sleeps on the mat just in case the rodent appears.

You don’t stand a chance you little varmint!

I cannot imagine a life without cats!

Just another CATDogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on January 21, 2023 in Cats

 

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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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Caturday: My Window To The World

Noel here to discuss my herb window.

The herb window is one of my favorite places in the house. However, the window is made up of single panes of glass and they freeze up on cold nights. Mom has a curtain up so that the rest of the kitchen does not freeze also. As you know, I like to take my meals in the herb window (even though I am too old now to jump up on the counter to get there). Mom lifts me up from the floor nowadays and then I sneak behind the curtain and chow down.

Gosh, I love my window to the world. I see everything and everyone sees me.

I cannot imagine a life without cats!

Just another CATDogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on January 14, 2023 in Cats

 

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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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