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Wordless Wednesday: Pool Helper, I’m Not!

Though it is over 100 degrees today here in the mid-Atlantic, the days are getting shorter and the nights mostly cooler. The leaves from the big tree and the pines are starting to clog the pool skimmers, so Mom is thinking about closing the pool for the season. You can see how much help I give her when she is doing her early morning cleaning and chemical experiments. When to close the big blue pond is always a dilemma because it is so pretty to look at and it means that another season has come to an end. What do you think? Close or keep cleaning the leaves out?

Too many words for a Wordless Wednesday! Enjoy! – Sofie (I had the heat) Bear

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on August 29, 2018 in Dogs

 

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Wordless Wednesday: SUMMER!

Summer time, summer time, sum sum summer time. Summer time and the living is easy. Have a wonderful day whichever way your solstice takes you. Summer or Fall, we love them all.

 

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Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on June 21, 2017 in Dogs

 

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DogDaz Zoo: Opening Day

Yeah! Memorial day weekend is opening day for the big pool. Don’t worry that it looks like a lagoon. Mom says the winter was so mild that all the green stuff called ‘algae’ had a lot of time to grow. She says it will burn away when the sun comes out (and after she throws in a ton of chlorine). She can’t go in anytime soon anyway because of her foot cast though she is still doing all the prep-work. That lady never sits still for long. We got a new friend this year, he’s called a ‘minion.’ We think his name is ‘Stuart.’

We can’t wait until the ducks try to swim in the lagoon so that we can chase them away. For now, we wait.

Have a great weekend!

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on May 26, 2017 in Dogs

 

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DogDaz Zoo: Summer Vacation

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The Summer Dog Days of DogDaz are finally here!

We are taking a summer break.

Mommy is going to roll on a beach somewhere and kick up some sand.

Everyone needs a break sometime.

Hope you enjoy yours.

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on August 10, 2016 in Animals, Cats, Dogs

 

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Black and White Sunday: 100 Degree Nap

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Louise didn’t look much different in summer 2013 than she does today – taking her usual 100 degree nap on the deck.

Too hot to move much.

Enjoy your Sunday.

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This is part of the Black and White Sunday Blog Hop. Thanks to Dachshund Nola and Sugar for hosting.

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on August 7, 2016 in Dogs

 

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Monday Mischief: 10 Tips for Walking Dogs In Extreme Heat

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The incredible heat wave that is blanketing the United States continues. It is impossible to be outside for very long. Louise doesn’t care how hot it is, she still wants to go for her twice daily walks.

Here are my tips for taking your dog out in extreme heat:

  • Walk early or late. Before the heat builds up.

  • Know your dog, especially if they have those cute smushy flat faces, like pugs. Breathing can be hard on them in the heat. Heavy set dogs like Sofie with her massive coat of fur, should be outside for only short periods (20 minutes maximum).

  • Dogs don’t sweat. Make sure to keep them hydrated. Check their gums and skin for signs of dehydration.

  • Dogs cool from their paws and belly. Don’t waste water on the top of them.

  • Jump from one shady spot to the next trying to avoid as much sunny street as possible. If you can’t go from shade to shade then try to walk on dirt or grass or at least move quickly.

  • The dog understands that it is hot and will be fine with a shorter than normal stroll. (Or so I try to convince Louise.)

  • Do regular paw checks. Hot paws are bad. Cool paws are good. Water down the paws immediately if hot. Touch your dogs paws at home to get a sense of what they feel like temperature wise when normal.

  • We tend to take sit breaks in the shade, on the grass or dirt if we can. Sofie likes to dig down to the cool stuff. As long as it is not in someone’s yard, I let her dig away.

  • Room temperature water is much better to bring than ICE. On a hot day, ice is toooo cold and could have a negative effect. Use your water bottle to cool paws and drink.

  • Stay close to home. This way if you see the furry struggling, you can get home lickety split (aka – fast).

Sofie wants to plant herself next to the sunflowers and not move. Sounds like a plan to me!

What COOL mischief did you get into today?

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Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on July 25, 2016 in Dogs

 

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Monday Mischief: Sum,Sum,SummerTime

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These are actually pictures from several summer’s ago.

Same long tongues this weekend.

The girls were just pups back then and the docks were upgraded years ago.

Summer time fun!

What mischief did you get into today?

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Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on July 11, 2016 in Dogs

 

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