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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 ❤


Posted by on May 26, 2017 in Dogs


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Monday Mischief: Catch and Release

frogFirst Mr. Frog came to swim in the pool after a big storm last week.

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I caught him and put him on the other side of the fence so that he could head back down to the river.

But, obviously he had other ideas.  Our pool, sadly for me but happy for him, was full of leaves and debris due to the daily storms we are having: being more like a pond then a swimming pool, I guess.

When I went to clean the skimmer, he was stuck in the basket yesterday.  I scared him and he scared me.

I enlisted Peanut’s friend Felix, the Brave, to get him out of the skimmer.

I netted him again.  But this time I put him in a bucket and personally took him down to the river and released him.

 If he returns again, I guess we will just have to call it a truce.

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What mischief did you get into this week?



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

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤


Posted by on July 6, 2015 in Animals


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5.25.12 The Duck and the Green Pool

We opened the pool last weekend, and for those of you who do not know swimming pools, it usually opens a nice algae green color.  Some years the water that sits in the pool all winter has even been a lovely shade of black. It takes me about a week to clear it and get it to nice swimming blue. Since it is spring in the Mid-Atlantic, the ducks have come to roost and are very happy that I have provided them a lovely swimming hole.  I was not terribly happy to see Mr. Duck getting ready for a swim this morning.  I let the dogs out, but they can not get to the pool area, so all they did was bark. Mr. Duck could not have cared less, he stood there by the pool for a really long time anyway with the dogs barking safely outside the pool gate. I expect Mrs. Duck will be back with him soon; when he finds her.  There is a lot of ‘that’ going on under my bushes right now; ducks finding their spring mates.  Every year they come back and party in the yard.  Then they have their ducklings under my bushes and waddle them down the road to the river.  The cycle continues. That makes me so happy.  But, I do not like the ducks in the pool or them leaving ‘presents’ on the edge.

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤


Posted by on May 25, 2012 in Animals, Dogs


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