Friday, April 1, 2016

Welcome Dougie Dog

Let me introduce Dougie Dog.
ZOOLATRY is going to the dogs!  Here is our newest family member, DOUGIE DOG.  Since our blog began in 2007 we've been known as cat bloggers ... but now, we are also dog bloggers!  When I moved from Florida to Maryland in 2013 to live with my daughter and her family, special circumstances would not permit me to bring "the Zoolatry girls" with me. 

My beautiful Maggy was re-homed in Florida, to always enjoy her beach breezes and gecko chasing.  Little Zoey came to Maryland to live with a dear friend nearby, so I do see her often and spend time with her. Having a pet at home, close each and every day has been missed ~ but no more!  Here comes Dougie Dog ... an 18-month old Lab mix, with about 75-pounds of puppy power, enthusiasm and energy.  Full of fun, playful and super-smart.  Learning his lessons well.  Except when it comes to walking, running is really his thing (lots of training needed on this issue!).  Without doubt, my 6-year old grand boy here has definitely found a new best friend.

From what little we know, Dougie was abandoned as a young pup at an industrial dump near Philadelphia, then found and dropped at a kill shelter.  From there, with various injuries likely from fighting for survival, he was rescued by a Lab lover and transported to Washington, DC.  He made his home with a loving family including two other Labs and a few kitty cats and was brought back to good health. 
The Daddy here had been wanting to adopt a Lab and knew this family, he had met Dougie and some casual talk began between them, soon turning to more serious talk about whether they would think of allowing him to be adopted ...
A few weeks ago Dougie Dog came to visit, a house guest for the weekend.  But unlike most house guests who pack their bags and leave after a short visit, Dougie has stayed on.  And on, and ... and last weekend at the dog park, his family from before brought some of his old toys and other things when they came to see how he was getting along.  Seems like everyone (Dougie, too) is kind of in agreement that he might just have found a new forever home.  Think so?
So, when you can, please come on over to ZOOLATRY and give him a big woofie welcome!  And we'd love to join in some of the dog blog hops and special events, so if you sponsor any of these, please let us know so we can start to join the fun ... we can be reached by email anytime ... zoolatry at gmail dot com.  THANKS!  Woof, woof.
Looks like Dougie Dog will be an excellent guard dog and keeping an eye on the place
We are glad that your here with us and Welcome. You can find him over at Zoolatry.
WELCOME Dougie Dog


  1. welcome to blogville and welcome in your new furmily Dougie Dog!

  2. Thank you, Mark ... from Zoolatry!

  3. Such a sweet story. We are so happy your boy is finally home.

    Much love.... The mommy

  4. Thank you to Mommy Sarah (and all the sweet Pups!) ... Sarah, we are thinking of you and keeping you close in our prayers each and every day ... with love, Ann

  5. OMD OMD OMD WELCOME TO BLOGVILLE DOUGIE. You will have a BLAST here with us... We do SOOOOOO many FUN THINGYS and stuffs. We are THRILLED that you have a LOVING FAMILY and that you will soon be having a GRRRREAT time with all that goes on in Blogville... OMD you have your own LITTLE Two Legger BOY???? We are so Green with Jellyness over THAT. You will have a Grand time with him.

  6. Welcome sweet Dougie....we love labs they are such sweet and loving family dogs. You are very handsome and we are looking forward to getting to know you. Hugs and nose kisses

  7. welcome two blogland dood...and a most happee gotcha day az well !!!! ♥♥♥

  8. Welcome Dougie!!! you will have great fun here!
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  9. Wow Dougie, you are one handsome fella!!!! Welcome!!

    Keep Calm & Bark On!

    Murphy & Stanley

  10. O-M-D! Welcome tue Blogville most handsum Dougie Dog. I remember dayz ago when I saw that first pikchure of u over at Zoolatry that u wuz a most handsum dude BUTT now that I c your most handsum face - u iz even MOSTEST handsum dude. Can't wait tue hear more'bout u'all.
    Lady Shasta of Beaglebratz Manor

  11. We look forward to seeing you Dougie from the top of our fence!
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  12. Great to meet you Dougie Dog!


  13. You sure did gotcha yourself an amazing forever loving home, Dougie! Welcome! :)


  14. Welcome HOME Dougie!! You will loved living in your new home! So glad you found each other!!