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Thankful Thursday: Thanksgiving Day

We at DogDaz have so much to be thankful for and today is the perfect Thursday to restart our Thankful Thursday blog hop because it is American Thanksgiving Day.


1.  DogDaz is thankful for safe international travel and the ability to move around the planet, especially to get home to see her furries (and her humans).

2.  We are thankful for a wonderful pet sitter who knows how to take such good care of the doggies when Mommy is off on her work journeys  (Thank you Sonya and pack).  And to V and K8 for feeding the cats everyday at home, which Mommy usually does.

3.  We are thankful for all the wonderful and caring people in our life who feed us and love us and take us to the vet when we need it.

4.  We are thankful for our blog friends who come back post after post, even when Mommy is not able to read their blogs because she is in a world that blocks internet access, or she is under a rock somewhere trying to lift the weight of the world.

Wishing everyone a safe and festive holiday season.  And for those that celebrate Hanukkah – may your doughnuts be full of jelly and your candles be bright.



This is part of the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop from


Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤


Posted by on November 28, 2013 in Cats, Dogs


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Thankful Thursday: Loving Fall

Lulu Sofie Oct 13

As the winds from Hurricane Karen swing back into the Mid-Atlantic, we are saying good-bye to the unusually hot Fall, and hello to more seasonable October weather (cold and wet).  We have been very thankful for the added warmth that has allowed us to run around the river for a longer time and I am sure that the boating people were happy for extra days at sea.  But now, with the dark mornings and the shorter days, it seems only right that the leaves actually fall to the ground, and that the earth begin her closure toward the cold months.  I am a Fall person.  It has always been a time of introspection, of pulling in, of preparing for the long dark time, after harvest.  I love the colors, and the sound of the wind, and the cooler nights.  I can’t say that I like the darker days, but they do allow for warm fires in the fireplace and soup and hot tea.  Thank you, Great Spirit, for all the wonders of the universe that we are able to enjoy, every day.  And, thank you for Fall.

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I’m also thankful that Louise is healing well and that Sofie is staying out of the rose bushes.


This is part of the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop from


Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤


Posted by on October 10, 2013 in Dogs


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Thankful Thursday: Cost of Freedom

Today is Thankful Thursday and, as always, DogDaz has many things to be thankful for.

Today we are thankful for our freedom.  We are so lucky to live somewhere that we are able to not have to worry much about losing our homes, our lives, or our loved ones.  We walk the streets freely, with dogs in tow, and have peace and quiet around us.  I wish that for everyone, everywhere – but I know it is not so.

Safety and freedom is something that I have always known as an American.  My father fought in World War II and came home with a bullet in his leg for the rest of his life. My cousins and loved ones fought in Vietnam and other military events.  I hate war, it makes no sense to me.  But, whether I understand it or not, I am one of the luck ones.

Thank you to the men, women, and animals, who serve proudly to keep me and you safe.



This is part of the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop from


Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤


Posted by on September 12, 2013 in Dogs


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7 Working Animals To Honor on Labor Day

Remember to honor, rest, and rejuvenate – enjoy your Monday.

And remember, no more white shoes or belts until May in the Northern Hemisphere (just kidding).




Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤


Posted by on September 2, 2013 in Dogs


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Massive Pet Food Recall

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Posted by on August 15, 2013 in Dogs


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7.4.13 Thankful Thursday: America The Home of the Free

I am thankful for my freedom.  For the people (and animals) that help keep me safe.  For the ability to speak my mind and believe what I believe, even if it is different than what other American’s believe.  Today, the 4th of July, we celebrate our independence and freedom.

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Dedicated on June 10, 2006, the United States War Dogs Memorial, located guarding the gateway to the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial in Holmdel, New Jersey, consists of a bronze statue of a kneeling Vietnam War soldier and his dog, set on a black granite base.  The memorial was designed by sculptor Bruce Lindsay, Architectural Division Manager at Johnson Atelier in Mercerville, New Jersey. A graduate of Bucknell University, Lindsay’s studio is adjacent to Grounds for Sculpture, the 22-acre sculpture park on the grounds of the former New Jersey State Fair.  The U.S. War Dogs Memorial, while directly representing the War Dog Teams of the Vietnam War, honors all our nation’s war dogs and their handlers – past, present and future.


I’m  also thankful that Sofie’s toe is feeling better.



This is part of the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop from


Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤


Posted by on July 4, 2013 in Dogs


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Memorial Day ’13: Soldier Dogs: The 4-Legged Heros

For the United States Memorial Day today, I am reposting this story from 2012 on Soldier Dogs .


These are some of my favorite images from the new book Soldier Dogs. There are more pictures in our slideshow today.

Military Working Dogs play a crucial part in America’s armed services. The best known “Soldier Dog,” Cairo, put crucial canine skills to work in the SEAL Team Six operation that killed Osama Bin Laden. Other Military Working Dogs serve as everything from bomb sniffers to troop companions to search and rescue dogs (and also serve in darker roles, such as duty at Guantanamo Bay). Their handlers and trainers, devoted dog lovers down to a man, form an unusually close-knit fraternity within the military.

Soldier Dogs: The Four-Legged Heroes Of Iraq And Afghanistan

Dog are not only our best friends, they are an incredible asset to our safety forces.  Thank you to all the handlers and animals that keep us safe around the world.  – DogDaz



Posted by on May 27, 2013 in Dogs


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