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Throwing Shade September 20, 2020

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It is day 191 for me being home during COVID19. Today I  address the changing upcoming season. Our shadows get longer as we head towards fall and winter. I thought you might enjoy seeing some shade being thrown by some of our zoo friends. I know it is not the contemporary meaning of ‘throwing shade’ but it did make me laugh. Stay safe, avoid crowds and wear a mask please. This Sunday’s photo montage is dedicated to the one and only RBG. At the bottom of today’s photos please note the dedicated chair in RBG’s name at our mutual high school auditorium. Brooklyn’s best – James Madison High School.

Happy Seven Years with Audrey and Roberta August 30, 2020

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 Even though this is day 170 for me being home during COVID19 birthday celebrations must and should go on. Today is seven years since Audrey and Roberta came to live at Casa Lobo. They experienced different house mates over the years starting with Madison the Grumpy Cat and Benny the dog. Then came Jack the one-eyed dog, then Pete the cat and now of course, Mr Pepe the dog. They have gotten along with all and have brought great joy into my house. Here’s to many more years of fun with these two cats. They have their own facebook page with over 900 fans. Want to see daily photos of the gang? Click here and sign up.

Three Months with Mr. Pepe April 5, 2020

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 It is definitely going to be challenge to come up with different topics for my Sunday photo blog while social distancing and quarantining during this COVID19 crazy time.Luckily I have my own little zoo here at home. Today’s montage features my cats Audrey, Roberta and Pete as they adjust to having nine pound Mr. Pepe around the house. Mr. Pepe has been with us for the past three months and all is hunky dory. The cats have learned to scramble when the tennis ball I throw to Mr Pepe comes their way. There is an understanding at meal times who gets fed first. There’s lots of sniffing and staring but by and large everybody is cool with this new living arrangement. Hope you are all safe and healthy.

Meet Pete! July 14, 2019

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In my not very zealous quest to find a new senior dog to bring home I found Pete.(Note to my friends who are very sure I need another dog…I have not given up my doggie search but have just gotten side tracked for a bit). Pete is about one to two years old and walked into my friend’s yard and began to hang around. After a few free meals Pete got the idea that inside was much cozier than  outside. That same friend gave me my other two wonderful cats, Audrey and Roberta, almost six years ago. So how could I say no to this new offer. Pete moved in three weeks ago today and is fitting in perfectly. If you are on facebook, you can follow the daily adventures of Audrey, Robert and Pete.

NYC Pride Parade June 30, 2019

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Today is a big day in NYC. The 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots is being celebrated with a larger than ever parade down Fifth Avenue. It is going to be loud and proud. Today’s salute features photos from previous Pride parades as seen from my small perch at Casa Lobo. So much progress has been made but more needs to be done. Have fun and be safe. The top photo is One-eyed Jack from last years festivities. That little guy crossed over the rainbow bridge last November. Miss him every day.

One-eyed Jack – In Memorium December 22, 2018

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It is with a heavy, broken heart that I tell you One-eyed Jack crossed the Rainbow Bridge this week. His health had taken a downward spiral in the past few months and it was time. I rescued Jack as a senior dog from Best Friends about two and a half years ago. He brought so much joy to my life. He was friendly with everyone. He loved kids, other dogs, street vendors, my apartment building staff and neighbors. Not a walk went by that someone did not come up to us to chat. Many New Yorkers would yell out ‘WISHBONE’ when they saw us (you might have to google that one). New Yorkers have a soft spot in their hearts for dogs, especially adorable one-eyed dogs. The one flaw he had was his insistence upon rising before daylight. We would traipse out into the dark of night and almost had the city to ourselves. Jack also adored my two cats, Audrey and Roberta and they adored him. I created a facebook page for them and we garnered close to 500 fans most who did not know me, but fell in love with Audrey, Roberta and One-eyed Jack. The house seems a lot emptier now and it will take awhile for a new normal to emerge. I have already been asked if I am going to get another dog. It is too soon to even contemplate that right now but if I do – I will adopt another senior dog as they need homes, aren’t nearly as cute as puppies but it is the right thing to do. Thank you all for caring about One-eyed Jack. It means a lot to me.

Happy Jack-iversary July 8, 2018

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Year two with Jack was just as good as year one except for some worrisome health challenges. When you adopt a senior dog you have to expect some glitches along the way but you are never really prepared. This year Jack lost an eye (hence his new name, One-eyed Jack). I also learned the word ‘enucleation.’ It was scary but he pulled through like a champ and seems to be unaware of any changes. The good news is that he always seems to be winking at me. He also suffered from pancreatitis and had to spend three nights at the vet’s office. But once again he came through better than ever. Other than his waking up time (which is 4:41AM) he is a perfect dog. He is sweet, friendly and gets along with other dogs, kids, neighbors and strangers. My two cats, Audrey and Roberta adore him. They snuggle up to him and watch him as he sleeps (and snores). I am looking forward to year three with One-eyed Jack. I lucked out when I rescued him and hope he feels the same way too. I encourage you to adopt, not shop for a pet and if you are so inclined, a senior pet is a true gift.

While Not at the Zoo April 1, 2018

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Tomorrow marks seven weeks since my shoulder replacement surgery. It is definitely a very s-l-o-w recovery (it seems there are a lot of moving parts in one’s shoulder). I am working on lifting my SLR camera that I use at the zoo but in the meantime I am using my phone and documenting my zoo gang of three at home. Enjoy some of my recent photos of One-eyed Jack, Audrey and Roberta. Wishing all a very Happy Passover and Easter.

Happy Holidays to One and All! December 24, 2017

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In this penultimate photo montage of the year I bring you photos of my little zoo at home. Hoping your holiday season is filled with cheer. From Jack, the One-eyed Dog, Madison the Elder cat, sisters Audrey and Roberta and of course, me.

One Year with Jack the Dog July 9, 2017

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It is hard to believe that it is one year since Jack the Dog  came to live with us at Casa Lobo. Other than his waking up time (which is 4:41AM) he is a perfect dog. He is sweet, friendly and gets along with other dogs, kids, neighbors and strangers. Two out of my three cats adore him. The elder cat essentially does not like anyone so it would be more surprising if she liked him. He is featured with some of the many friends who came to meet him this year. Enjoy our Jack-iversary.