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Black and White Sunday: Charlie, Up Close and Personal

Charles is such a silly little man. He has become quite a presence at the Zoo.

Never having had such a small dog before (he is about 15 lbs), I am learning all about demanding balls of fur who think they own you. I won’t say that he totally suffers from Small Dog Syndrome, which is a combination of behaviors from whining and jumping up on people, being a diva, demanding food, but he does take some behaviors to the next level for me. There are things that a small dog does that we would never tolerate in a larger breed, such as the constant food begging. The problem around the Zoo is that Mom (me) is not the only person in the house, which means that the rules are not consistent, especially when it comes to Lil’ man. Everyone thinks he is just so cute, or they want to shut him up, so they slip him food, which only makes it worse.

A good thing with Charles is that he does not want to be carried everywhere like many little dog divas do (thank goodness). He actually is not a lap dog which is why we are his 5th home, because he would bite people. Personally, I think he has arthritis. Previous owners may have picked him up quickly because he is little and people do that and then he would snap at them because it hurts or maybe children played with him to rough, which also hurts.

At the Zoo, we try to respect who they are, not who they are supposed to be. We are still figuring him out, that’s fur sure.

Just another DogDaz morning at the Zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on October 20, 2019 in Dogs

 

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Monday Mischief: BUPKIS

I am starving. How come you get ice cream* and I get bupkis (nothing, nada)? Humans are so unfair when it comes to doling out snacks. They seem to have no trouble making all these scrumptious things and what do we canines get??? Marrow bones and occasional peanut butter. I want more!!!!

  • Mommy doesn’t eat dairy so it was some kind of Cashew Milk Salted Carmel concoction with Coconut whip on top. I still wanted to try it.

What kind of mischief did you get into today?

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on September 16, 2019 in Dogs

 

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DogDaz Zoo: Happy 11th, Charles

Charles turns 11 years young this week (on July 13). He is such a wild and crazy guy and brings much excitement and joy to the Zoo. Many more years little man!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! 

Mom is making her annual migration to the beach. DogDaz will be vacationing until Monday, August 5. Enjoy your month and please come back to the Zoo. Thank you for your visits and for your continued support of our fur family.

See you soon! – Louise, Sofie Bear, Charles, Noel, Nine, Stella, Mini Cooper & Mom

 

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on July 10, 2019 in Dogs

 

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Black and White Sunday: Side-Eye

I can’t tell if Sofie wants to eat Charles or if she is just looking his way.

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on June 23, 2019 in Dogs

 

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Wonderful Wednesday: 4 Grooming Tips From Mr. Handsome

Hello, Charles here. I had a haircut this week and I am super handsome if I must stay so myself. I thought I would share with you a few things that Mom does to make my grooming experience easy. Of course, Sonya is the best groomer in the world so I never give her trouble.

  1. TOUCH MY PAWS, OFTEN. No dog in his right mind likes his feet touched, so MOM got me used to it but touching my paws often (but not necessarily for a long time). It made it easier for groomers to do my nails.
  2. BRUSH ME, A LOT. Mom brushes her hair every day to keep the knots out and brushes me as much as possible too, to help me stay mat free.
  3. CHECK MY EARS. A lot of stuff sticks in my ears, Mom cleans them for me because I can’t.
  4. CHECK MY NAILS. Since I don’t run in the wild my nails don’t wear down and need clipping.

Grooming me regularly so I stay clean and neat is such a nice thing. Lucky me!

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on June 5, 2019 in Dogs

 

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Wordless Wednesday: Easter Bonnet?

I know that cat toy was around here somewhere.

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on April 17, 2019 in Dogs

 

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Black and White Sunday: Thoughtfulness

Thoughtfulness

ADJECTIVE
1. showing consideration for others; considerate.
2. characterized by or manifesting careful thought: a thoughtful essay.
3. occupied with or given to thought; contemplative; meditative; reflective: in a thoughtful mood.
4. careful, heedful, or mindful: to be thoughtful of one’s safety.
5. Charles on a Sunday morning

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on March 31, 2019 in Dogs

 

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