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Joy not Oy December 18, 2022

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 Tonight is the first of eight nights of Hanukkah. It isn’t really an important holiday on the Jewish calendar but since it falls so close to Christmas it has become more about merchandise (and of course food). We celebrate just about everything here at Casa Lobo. Here are some fun photos from the past and present. A shout out to my very cooperative pets over the years – Madison, Benny, One-eyed Jack, Roberta, Audrey Pete and of course, Mr. Pepe. Let’s all add a ‘J’ to that Oy!

Keep Your Eye on the Ball February 13, 2022

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 It is Super Bowl Sunday once again. Thought I would salute all sorts of balls as they are used enrichment and fun in zoos and in my home. Enjoy some fun photos this super Sunday and may your team win. That said – I am more interested in the kitten and puppy bowls.

Ho Ho Ho! December 27, 2020

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I hope your Christmas holiday was festive and safe. Today I am featuring the fun we have had over the years during Christmas. Some of you might recognize the gang that has already crossed that Rainbow Bridge – Madison the Elder cat, Benny and One-eyed Jack the dogs. Looking at these old photos always makes me smile. Thank you for following my Sunday blog. The Gang at Casa Lobo (Audrey, Roberta, Pete and Mr Pepe the dog) join me in wishing you all of the best in the coming year. More fun in ’21.

Hanukkah Fun December 13, 2020

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 This is day four of Hanukkah and I thought I wold share some of my Hanukah photos over the years. Some of you might remember doggies Benny and One-eyed Jack and of course grumpy Madison the cat who have all crossed that rainbow bridge. Our present gang includes Audrey, Roberta and Pete the cats with of course our newest arrival Mr. Pepe the dog. No animal was singed, harmed or abused in any way in the making of these photos – treats were involved. Family fun. Please continue to wear your masks, wash those hands and socially distant. The end of all of this madness is in sight.

To the good times… December 25, 2015

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For the past 10 years I have been featuring Benny the dog on our annual holiday card. As most of you know, Benny crossed that rainbow bridge two months ago. As a farewell tribute to my little guy I decided to feature him one last time. After pouring through hundreds of photos of him I chose one as I like to remember him best – happy, healthy and living the good life.  Enjoy some of the other cards that highlighted Benny’s good nature through the years. He was a very good boy. Carpe diem and Happy Holidays to one and all.GOODTIMES

Thanksgiving 2015 November 26, 2015

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Thanksgiving is all about food, fun, family, friends and giving thanks.  I am thankful for the opportunity each day to have incredible, beautiful creatures in my life and to be able to share their uniqueness through my photos.  Thank you for looking at my photo montage each week and thank you for your feedback. Madison the elder cat, the amazing two year old kittens, Audrey and Roberta and I wish you all a very warm, healthy and safe Thanksgiving. This is the first Thanksgiving in 10 years without our adorable Benny the dog . I give thanks for those 10 years that we had with him.thanksgiving2015

Stone Zoo – 2105 November 12, 2015

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A recent visit to New England to see good friends brought us to the nearby Stone Zoo. A wonderful zoo surprise was seeing a five day old colobus monkey clinging to its mother. The donations to the Binky Foundation in Benny the dog’s memory keep on coming.  Thanking you all so much for remembering my sweet little guy in this way.STONE2015

Southwick’s Zoo – 2015 November 8, 2015

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My annual fall trip to see good friends in New England always includes a visit to Southwick’s Zoo . The autumn leaves, the chilly air and their wonderful collection made for a memorable visit.
Please visit the Binky Foundation’s site today to see the thoughtful and sweet Remembrance for my dear Benny the dog.  Thank you to those that contributed to the site in his memory. Your generosity and  kindness in remembering him with a donation to his (and my)
favorite animal foundation  warmed my heart. He was a very good boy.  SOUTHWICKS2015

Pumpkinpalooza – 2015 November 1, 2015

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6389aThese fun photos were taken last Sunday at the Central Park Zoo‘s photo class. Come join us for another in our Photo Series on January 24th from 8:30 to 10:30 as we have Breakfast with the Birds in the warm Tropic Zone. Get details and sign up here.

On a personal note I want to thank all of you who responded so warmly to Friday’s post, Benny – In Memoriam. I truly appreciate all of your thoughtful and sympathetic words. I miss the little guy.PUMP2015

Benny the Dog – In Memoriam October 30, 2015

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My very special dog, Benny, passed away sometime during the night.  I adopted him in June of 2005 and we guessed he was about 2 years old at the time. He gave me 10.5 years of unconditional love, laughs, and fun.  He was my photographic muse and creating this montage was not hard considering how many pictures I took of him over the years. He loved putting on hats and posing (as long as there were treats involved).  My cat Roberta, seems to be heart broken as well. The other two cats, Madison and Audrey don’t care one bit.  The house is much quieter now.  When I feel a bit stronger and can stop crying I will put away all of his ‘stuff.’

When I returned home from bringing Benny to the Vet to be cremated, the entire apartment building staff was waiting for me in the lobby to give me hugs and support. He was a building favorite and loved getting treats and hugs from the doormen after our walks.

I spoiled him with toys, treats and trips to our favorite stores. Our daily walks allowed me to meet my neighbors and he had a host of friends in the ‘hood, both two and four legged.

He was a joy and changed my life for the better. The pain in my heart will lessen with time. Thanks for sharing your love of Benny over the years. He was the ultimate ‘good boy.’ BENNY-IN MEMORIAM copy