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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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This is a blog hop. I hopped it from MYBrownNewfies. Check them out for more mischief.

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on July 11, 2016 in Dogs

 

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Black and White Sunday: Diggin’ The Shade

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We are digging (literally) the shade and trying to stay cool.

Mom said we can stay out until dark if we want.

She wants us good and tired before everyone starts shooting off fireworks. 

Have a wonderful 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 July 3, 2016 in Dogs

 

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Black and White Sunday: Summer Solstice 2015

 We love to celebrate the first day of summer with a nice long walk.  6.21.15 In the grass

We hope that you are enjoying your day, whatever you are doing and wherever you are.

Summer Solstice is the longest day of the year.  What are you going to do with the extra hours of light?

Have a wonderful 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 June 21, 2015 in Dogs

 

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7.28.13 Black and White Sunday: OMG! It’s Hot!

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Louise loves to lay in the sun, but she is not a big fan of the humidity.  Do you see her eye?  So sad.

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This is part of the Black and White Sunday Blog Hop. Thanks to My Life in Dog Years for hosting. Click here to get to know other wonderful animals and their parents and to see how you can take part in this fabulous blog hop!

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on July 28, 2013 in Dogs

 

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