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Black and White Sunday: Palm Trees

A throwback to 2014.

Louise is still looking out the window to see what she can see.

Happy Black and White Sunday!

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on July 22, 2018 in Dogs

 

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Black and White Sunday: What Is Love?

Love is a funny thing: you can’t see it, you just feel it.

I love Louise and I am sure that Louise loves me. I know by the way she wakes me up in the morning and how she reacts when I come home from somewhere. It’s the way she looks at me with those brown eyes. It is how she relaxes when I am near. But is it love really or is it just that I am the caregiver and the food source? Personally, I want to believe it is love. Many scientists say it is just an attachment or bond to the owner. But I say if it is not love, then what thing is it?

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on July 1, 2018 in Dogs

 

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Wordless Wednesday: Hidden Color

Most people think Louise is black, but she isn’t totally. She is brown when the sun hits her fur.

She has always had these brown stripes under the black. Maybe she is secretly brindle? Anyway, she is just my dark chocolate sweetheart.

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on May 16, 2018 in Dogs

 

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Black and White Sunday: Puppy Lulu & the Tree

In 2010, Louise was about 13 months in this picture, she helped us with our first little holiday tree. Once the kids were bigger, they didn’t care as much about decorating the tree (which used to be a very big deal, so much so, that we had to have 2 big trees so that everyone could have every decoration on them), which freed us to start getting ‘Charlie Brown’ trees – little and cute.

Holiday time is a happy time here at DogDaz Zoo. Make sure to keep your furbabies safe and tether your tree to something so that climbing cats and zooming dogs won’t bring it down to the ground. We have a permanent eyehook near where the tree goes every year. In the non-holiday season, it has a cat sculpture over it. Have a wonderful Black and White Sunday!

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Posted by on December 10, 2017 in Dogs

 

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Monday Mischief: A Hair Raising Bed Story

Dogs with long, fine hair tend to shed less than other breeds. Some breeds shed very little hair. Strictly “non-shedding breeds” do not exist. However, most breeds with single coats are considered “non-shedding” because their shedding is not very noticeable.” – The Science of Fur

The person who wrote that article never met Louise.

Every day when I make my bed, I throw a flannel sheet over it immediately or I will be sleeping in fur.

I carefully tuck the sheet over my pillows and make sure every inch is covered before I go to make breakfast.

But, Louise wants my pillows. No matter how tight under the covers I put them, she digs them out and makes a nest.

It’s no fair! I used to give her a special pillow but she wants all of them. But worse….

The hair, the hair is everywhere!!

 Louise is single coated and short hair. Sheis supposed to be the least of my shedders.

With the addition of Charles’ long black hair, I just can’t win.

Thankfully, Sofie doesn’t shed much (even though she has the longest finest hair). Or maybe I just don’t see it because she is blond.

Any ideas how to keep a bed fur free? I know, ban the dogs from sleeping on it!  Hahahahaha – good luck with that at DogDaz Zoo.

What kind of mischief did you get into today?

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on November 27, 2017 in Dogs

 

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DogDaz Zoo: Happy 8th Birthday, Lulu

Louise, aka Lulu Belle, is 8 years young today. How did that happen? She was just a scared 5-month-old puppy with a bad start. Now she is a wonderful (still scared) big girl. When I was adopting Louise, I did not start out looking for a black dog or a short hair. I was a fan of light colored long hairs. Louie was a silver poodle, Nikki a buff cocker, and Squash was an everything with the thickest coat in the world. We went to an adoption event to see this tan long haired boy dog that I found online but ended up falling for this shy short haired black dog covered in mange. I didn’t know then that black dogs are usually the last to be adopted and the first to be put to sleep. There is actually a name for it – Black Dog Syndrome. What a sad mistake if I passed over adopting Louise. She is a joy and has taught me so much.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! LULU

Louise would like everyone to adopt a less adoptable pet next time you have space for a new furball:

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on October 31, 2017 in Dogs

 

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DogDaz Zoo: Lulu’s Doing Great!

If the Vet does not see me then she won’t know that I am here and then she can’t take any more tests, right?

Oh no! The vet tech found me. Now I have to go in the back to that scary place.

Mom, you were supposed to save me from all the scary needles. But it is over now.

 

Yeah!!! The Vet said that my pancreatitis is all gone! My enzymes are back to normal.

Let’s go home, Mom, and have a steak*!

*Note: Since Mom hasn’t eaten anything with 4 legs in 45 years, a steak is doubtful.

We are all jumping for joy that Louise is feeling better. 

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on October 2, 2017 in Dogs

 

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