Ace of Spades Pet Thread [Misanthropic Humanitarian]

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The infamous Mike Hammer's cat. You know, the one who usually puts Mr. Hammer into the Top 10 List of Commentators. Not bad for a critter who doesn't have thumbs.

This past week was the Super Bowl of the AKC dog world. Earlier in the week The Westminster Kennel Club had their annual championship show. Every recognized breed by the AKC is represented and goes for gold. Championships are based on breed standards and subjective beauty to the eye kind of judging. Talk about politics at time. But without further ado here are the various champs.

Hounds -- Borzoi
Toys -- Shih Tzu
Non sporting -- English bulldog
Herding -- German Shepherd
Sporting -- German Shorthaired Pointer
Working -- Samoyed
Terrier --- Skye terrier

Best in Show -- California Journey (CJ), German Shorthaired Pointer
Reserve Best in Show --- Lucy, Borzo

Here is CJ Best In Show

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Like Father Like Son, Cat Humor

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MORON PETS

This is Juno, Great Dane, who adopted our own L, Elle. At the moment Juno is 8 months old. She is a gentle sweet heart. This photo was taken before Juno's growth spurt and was eating her master out of house and home.


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Awww Cuteness

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'Ette Jane D'oh's cats obviously earning their keep by keeping the bed warm.


Thanks to Tucker

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A big shout out to Tucker and moron Chi. These 2 guys along with L, Elle were the driving force behind the AoS Pet Thread. Tucker is quite handsome, no wonder why he's a ladies man, errr I mean dog.

Here's a spoiled pet. Check out Timon's dog watching the house while the 'boss' is working.

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Last but not least is Dewey, cat of the V the K. Dewey was found as an orphaned kitten. Quite a bit of money went into Dewey's recovery. Morons are good people afterall. Nice looking cat. Job well done.

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We want to thank all of the Horde who have sent photos of their pets. If you sent a video, please submit a photo of your pet as videos are difficult for us to post. Please be patient, your pets will make the big time here at the Ace of Spades. We are still working out all of the bugs. And no, bugs are not pets. Well except for AtC who has been known to house a spider or two.

If you would like to share ideas, tips or photos of your pet you may contact us at petmorons at the gee mail dot com.

Once again, a big shout out to Ace, Chi and L, Elle. Without these Morons this thing would not be possible. Thank you for checking us out.

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Comments

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1 Caturday!

Posted by: Skip at February 20, 2016 01:56 PM (l+OuH)

2 In the top pic I see a tab open in the browser for "Punishment Cat Porn Videos".

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 20, 2016 01:57 PM (zc3Db)

3 My two have had the cat crazies all day except when their sleeping, not normal but don't know why.

Posted by: Skip at February 20, 2016 01:58 PM (l+OuH)

4 I feel so centered.... oh wait did you let Mike Hammer's cat do the formatting???

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 20, 2016 01:58 PM (fvWBx)

5 Middle of the road.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 20, 2016 01:58 PM (FkBIv)

6 It's fixed. Whew. MH needs some remedial training!

Posted by: CDR M at February 20, 2016 01:59 PM (SCx0h)

7 The long awaited pet thread. I have three cats and I keep them all indoors.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 20, 2016 02:00 PM (t2KH5)

8 May the centrifugal force be with you.

Can someone fix this?

Posted by: L, Elle at February 20, 2016 02:00 PM (2x3L+)

9 My pup is the world's worst guard dog.

We had some guys working in the yard this week and I took him out to pee.

His response? The worlds most half hearted half bark and then back to his sniffing business.

That's ok. He's as lover, not a fighter.

Posted by: Lauren at February 20, 2016 02:00 PM (iweze)

10 And love that pic "what make you think the kid is mine".

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 20, 2016 02:01 PM (t2KH5)

11 Pets can be wonderful ... but I like the wildlife on the farm, and a dog would push them away. Also, pets die, then I'm sad. So I'm still debating the dog thing ... man's best friend.

Posted by: Illiniwek at February 20, 2016 02:01 PM (eUbDe)

12 Whew. Thanks to whomever fixed it

Posted by: L, Elle at February 20, 2016 02:01 PM (2x3L+)

13 Apropos of nothing, I just got back from the SC primary poll. There was literally nobody there. Walked right up to the desk and voted. While I was there 1-2 came behind me.

Pollsters said turnout was extremely light. They speculated that because its a weekend people have to make a "special trip" to vote, and that's depressing turnout. Normally primary is weekday, and people stop before or after work.

Weather, not a factor at all. Its dry and 68F outside right now. Couldn't ask for better weather.

Posted by: looking closely at February 20, 2016 02:02 PM (hoiM7)

14 Also, pets die, then I'm sad.

Posted by: Illiniwek at February 20, 2016 02:01 PM (eUbDe)


Get a parrot.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 20, 2016 02:03 PM (zc3Db)

15 13
Apropos of nothing, I just got back from the SC primary poll. There was
literally nobody there. Walked right up to the desk and voted. While I
was there 1-2 came behind me.

Pollsters said turnout was
extremely light. They speculated that because its a weekend people have
to make a "special trip" to vote, and that's depressing turnout.
Normally primary is weekday, and people stop before or after work.

Weather, not a factor at all. Its dry and 68F outside right now. Couldn't ask for better weather.



Posted by: looking closely at February 20, 2016 02:02 PM (hoiM7)

The Columbia paper said there was a heavy turnout at 10:30 this morning.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 20, 2016 02:03 PM (t2KH5)

16 Lovely pets, all. Dewey is a handsome lad.

Posted by: logprof at February 20, 2016 02:03 PM (7ESCG)

17 Low turnout is probably good for Cruz. He's the one with an organization.

Posted by: In Exile at February 20, 2016 02:04 PM (Z7AXG)

18 Love this topic! Keep it going!

Posted by: Zogger at February 20, 2016 02:04 PM (wwKtS)

19 A picture of one of my pet cats I posted to FB two years ago. This is Ra who was born without a tail and then lost an eye at a month old. Has not stopped him from jumping, climbing, or just having fun.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/zu8t6qw

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 20, 2016 02:04 PM (fvWBx)

20 Vic send us pics of your kittehs!
petmorons at the g male dot com

Posted by: L, Elle at February 20, 2016 02:05 PM (2x3L+)

21 Aw what cute pets!!!

Posted by: @votermom at February 20, 2016 02:05 PM (cbfNE)

22 Is your parrot pining for the fjords?

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 20, 2016 02:06 PM (fvWBx)

23 Reposted from the Scalia funeral thread:

Apropos of nothing, a little while ago I placed some flowers on my late cat Leo's grave in the back yard. Today would have been his birthday.

His sister Kira turned 16 today and I just now skritched her head.

Posted by: rickl at February 20, 2016 02:06 PM (sdi6R)

24 "Get a parrot."

A male parrot. My cousin has lost two parrots to egg issues.

Posted by: Lauren at February 20, 2016 02:06 PM (0C2f1)

25 A parrot would be interesting, and noisy. I don't even like keeping a dog inside, wouldn't feel good about caging a parrot. But he'd probably outlive me.

Posted by: Illiniwek at February 20, 2016 02:08 PM (eUbDe)

26 So will Bush be finally licked in SC?

Posted by: logprof at February 20, 2016 02:09 PM (7ESCG)

27
Hounds -- Borzoi, or some variety of weasel
Toys -- Shih Tzu, or some variety of weasel
Non sporting -- English bulldog, or some variety of weasel
Herding -- German Shepherd, or some variety of weasel
Sporting -- German Shorthaired Pointer, or some variety of weasel
Working -- Samoyed, or some variety of weasel
Terrier --- Skye terrier, or some variety of weasel






FIFY

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 20, 2016 02:09 PM (o98Jz)

28 >>>> Get a parrot.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 20, 2016
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Yes, great advice. Get a parrot and name it Amy Schumer

Posted by: L, Elle at February 20, 2016 02:09 PM (2x3L+)

29 *clears throat and borrows the Empress' soapbox*

Will you please lay off the politics for just ONE ever frakking thread?

Thank you.

*jumps and barrel rolls*

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 20, 2016 02:10 PM (fvWBx)

30 I'm glad we don't have to vote on or judge these adorable and blessed pets of the Horde. They all are so cute and so very happy!

Man. Just got a text alert that our mall is closed, avoid area and follow police direction. Maybe I can find something on twitter.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at February 20, 2016 02:10 PM (GzDYP)

31 Elle, you better not provide me with your address - I will kidpupnap that adorable creature & bring her home with me.

Thanks, MisHum. Tucker says Hi.

Side note, I just got back from Harbor Freight (replacing a stolen finish nailer/stapler). The lady with the hot dog cart out front had a shopping cart with a dachshund in it. Melba. A real cutie.
So I brought Tucker over to meet her while I ate a kosher dog.

I found it hilarious that there was a hotdog dog beside the hotdog cart, but nobody else laughed as much as I did. Oh well.

Posted by: Chi at February 20, 2016 02:10 PM (z1mje)

32 Dewey is a beautiful cat. I love those grey striped coats - they remind me of my grandfather (because when I was very, very young, four or five, my father gave his father a funny poster featuring a kitten with that type of coat, and I saw it on his wall for the next two decades.)

Posted by: Grey Fox at February 20, 2016 02:10 PM (bZ7mE)

33 Yes, great advice. Get a parrot and name it Amy Schumer

Posted by: L, Elle at February 20, 2016 02:09 PM (2x3L+)


LOL.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 20, 2016 02:11 PM (zc3Db)

34 Chi your pup is adorable.

Posted by: Lauren at February 20, 2016 02:13 PM (0C2f1)

35
By the time I took my present cat home it had become quite feral. So it spooks easily and every living thing besides its humans are monsters. But using food, catnip and a brush it now has me thoroughly trained.

Posted by: Ed Anger at February 20, 2016 02:13 PM (RcpcZ)

36 20
Vic send us pics of your kittehs!

petmorons at the g male dot com

Posted by: L, Elle at February 20, 2016 02:05 PM (2x3L+)

I'll try. One gets mad if you try to pic her up, one runs away if you try to pic her up.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 20, 2016 02:13 PM (t2KH5)

37 There was a decent line at my precinct around 11ish when I went to vote. Great weather. If people really are refraining from voting due to needing to make a "special trip" to do so, then that's kinda pathetic.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at February 20, 2016 02:13 PM (jV8Mq)

38 Chi, maybe we can trade doggies some time? Tucker is the way too cute. Juno is a beast-tress now. She is so big. I miss her being little like Tucker when I could scoop her up in my arms like a little baby.

Posted by: L, Elle at February 20, 2016 02:13 PM (2x3L+)

39 Also, Dewey is cute but shouldn't he be wearing a Viking helmet?

Posted by: logprof at February 20, 2016 02:14 PM (STcIm)

40 " Get a parrot and name it Amy Schumer "

Please do this.

Posted by: Lauren at February 20, 2016 02:14 PM (0C2f1)

41 All the featured pets are so adorable I can't even pick a favorite. My anti-lap cat occasionally decides I need a break from the laptop and starts walking on the keyboard so I have to shut it and give him some attention. Normally he only wants to get snuggly if he can be beside me on couch or bed and then he's good after a few minutes and moves off a bit.

Posted by: PaleRider at February 20, 2016 02:14 PM (chkUd)

42 But Elle, how can you ever say no to those eyes?

Posted by: Lauren at February 20, 2016 02:15 PM (0C2f1)

43 Westminster is rigged by Vegas.

As I tell the Mrs., it's a beauty pageant for dogs. I prefer dogs that actually do things.

Posted by: WOPR at February 20, 2016 02:15 PM (LTDSy)

44 34 Chi your pup is adorable.
Posted by: Lauren
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No he isn't.
He is a fierce killing machine. All 16 pounds of him.
Just ask him.

Posted by: Chi at February 20, 2016 02:16 PM (z1mje)

45 And no. He never did grow into those ears...

Posted by: Chi at February 20, 2016 02:17 PM (z1mje)

46 Anna Puma, you have the kittehs, right?
Have you sent in the kitteh pics?
You must.

petmorons at the g male dot com

Posted by: L, Elle at February 20, 2016 02:17 PM (2x3L+)

47 Is there a kitty counterpart to Westminster?

Posted by: logprof at February 20, 2016 02:18 PM (STcIm)

48 That's Hammer's cat?


Got one little asshole running around right now. Sorta a dog.

l'elle involve somehow in this thread.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 20, 2016 02:18 PM (9ym/8)

49 Lauren, I know. I know. That pic is of the begging eyes and begging face when she was sitting and waiting patiently for a treat.

Posted by: L, Elle at February 20, 2016 02:19 PM (2x3L+)

50 "And no. He never did grow into those ears..."

Those ears are the best.

Posted by: Lauren at February 20, 2016 02:19 PM (0C2f1)

51 My parents' dog died this week. You know what really sucks? Looking for cocker spaniels. They asked me to help them look and it just seems to be a breed that is out of favor. But EVERYBODY has some Labradoodle, golden doodle, or some other doodle available.

Posted by: buzzion at February 20, 2016 02:20 PM (zt+N6)

52 #15 The Columbia paper said there was a heavy turnout at 10:30 this morning.

Perhaps in Columbia there was; I'm in a more rural spot.

Notwithstanding above, it was dead at the polls where I was. I saw the voter log myself, nobody was in there, and the poll workers told me that turnout was both less than they expected and less than previous years.

Someone with a good GOTV ground game could probably clean up in my town.


Posted by: looking closely at February 20, 2016 02:21 PM (hoiM7)

53
Is there a kitty counterpart to Westminster?

Posted by: logprof at February 20, 2016 02:18 PM (STcIm)







If you think we're gonna run beside some dumb human, jumping around like idiots to be judged by cretins, you're fucking NUTS.

Unless there's a Nap In The Sun competition, then we'll talk.

Posted by: The Kittehs at February 20, 2016 02:21 PM (o98Jz)

54 >>> Is there a kitty counterpart to Westminster?
Posted by: logprof at February 20, 2016 02:18 PM (STcIm)
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I wondered about that too, logprof, when we were putting together this post. There must be, right? Anyone know?

Posted by: L, Elle at February 20, 2016 02:21 PM (2x3L+)

55 I like it when Harris Faulkner does the retro look.

Posted by: logprof at February 20, 2016 02:21 PM (STcIm)

56 I need to get a picture of my 3 year old giving our puppy treats. It's pretty cute.

"Sit"

"Way down...way down, Waylon"

"Wroll ovar...Wrool ovar."

"Good boy!"

*hands him handful of treats*

Posted by: Lauren at February 20, 2016 02:21 PM (iweze)

57
"Get a parrot."

Galapagos tortoise.
Our zoo got rid of theirs over 40 years ago. Then they changed a bunch of stuff, wanted him back, had to get a "new" one. He's so happy where he is, they wouldn't let him go. I guess they can really carry a grudge.

He was 100 when I saw him on a 3rd-grade field trip. 50 years ago.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 20, 2016 02:22 PM (xq1UY)

58 Great pictures of all the cute/handsome and adorable pets.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 20, 2016 02:22 PM (w4NZ8)

59 37
There was a decent line at my precinct around 11ish when I went to vote.
Great weather. If people really are refraining from voting due to
needing to make a "special trip" to do so, then that's kinda pathetic.
===

I agree 100%. Its 68F outside right now. . .you can't ask for better voting weather than this.

All I can say is what I saw with my own eyes. . .poll place was empty and workers told me turnout was low.

Posted by: looking closely at February 20, 2016 02:22 PM (hoiM7)

60 My sister spend a year researching what the best dog for her would be. She got a new-age-sounding trainer, who told her to follow every transgression with a firm no, then a treat and a rub. Naturally he behaves terribly all the time. Worse than a stray.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 20, 2016 02:23 PM (VdICR)

61 On Cats 101 a few days ago I saw there was a cat show in Atlanta (best kitten in show was a Norwegian), so they exist but I don't know which one is the most prestigious.

Posted by: logprof at February 20, 2016 02:24 PM (STcIm)

62 My 17 year old Chihuahua died on 12/31/15. He was a neat dog. Very friendly, always happy until he got sickly.

Posted by: digitalbrownshirt at February 20, 2016 02:24 PM (ROUi8)

63 there used to be a moron whose running gag was to send his cat to make his drinks or get more ice. very funny.

Posted by: concrete girl at February 20, 2016 02:24 PM (0KgAM)

64 ", who told her to follow every transgression with a firm no, then a treat and a rub."

Talk about mixed messages! Poor doggy must be so confused.

Posted by: Lauren at February 20, 2016 02:24 PM (iweze)

65 Ooooo, Outnumbered is about to discuss Barky skipping the funeral. I'm curious what the official White House line is.

/politics

Posted by: logprof at February 20, 2016 02:25 PM (STcIm)

66 My dogs are being surprisingly nice to this black cat we allow in.

Posted by: Geoffrey at February 20, 2016 02:25 PM (LoRcb)

67 I'm sorry, digitalbrownshirt. Losing a pet is so hard. No matter how much you prepare yourself for it, it just hurts so much.

Posted by: Lauren at February 20, 2016 02:27 PM (iweze)

68 >>>> My parents' dog died this week. You know what really sucks? Looking for cocker spaniels. They asked me to help them look and it just seems to be a breed that is out of favor. But EVERYBODY has some Labradoodle, golden doodle, or some other doodle available.
Posted by: buzzion at February 20, 2016 02:20 PM (zt+N6)
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That is hard. Sorry, buzzion. The Labradoodles are enormously popular around here. When I was looking at different breeds though set on a Great Dane, everyone kept saying Labradoodle Eleventy!!!

I love the King Charles spaniels. But so pricey. 2K - 3K.
Good luck with your search

Posted by: L, Elle at February 20, 2016 02:27 PM (2x3L+)

69 @55 Mmm. Harris Faulkner. She appears to be of that "Nat King Cole" tribe. What a fascinating human.

Her dad is an aviator of some fame. Army, I heard, so, rotary wings. Eww.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 20, 2016 02:27 PM (xq1UY)

70 The best cat owner tip I've gotten in ages, perhaps ever, is to separate their water from their food. We kept both next to each other, and our cats were continually drinking out of every other source in the house. Ash, our previous cat, would drink out of the faucet in the bathtub after someone took a shower, he'd come out all damp and matted. No matter how fresh the water was or how much we cleaned the bowl, they'd rather drink out of a scummy pond.

Finally I read that cats prefer their water be separate from their food. Once I moved the water bowl to another room, that's what Dexter drinks from now. It was like magic.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 20, 2016 02:28 PM (39g3+)

71 Would it be cruel and unusual punishment if I got a parrot and then played Andrew Dice Clay comedy performances to him 24/7? Just think, he'd be the life of the party when the 1990's roll back around.

Posted by: Fritz at February 20, 2016 02:28 PM (BngQR)

72 That cat on the keyboard looks absolutely useless.

Posted by: eleven at February 20, 2016 02:29 PM (qUNWi)

73 I have a Eagles tear apart doll that the soft helmet fits a cats head. I put it on her and took a picture of her on my lap. I'm sure it couldn't be done to my other one.
The two are sisters but are very different personalities.

Posted by: Skip at February 20, 2016 02:29 PM (l+OuH)

74 ((HUGS)) digitalbrownshirt. So sorry for your loss.

Posted by: PaleRider at February 20, 2016 02:29 PM (chkUd)

75 I love the names people pick for their animals and how they reflect their personality. At our vet they have a whiteboard where they write the names of all the apts for that day and it's always fun to imagine the dog/owner combinations of "scruffy" vs "sprinkle" vs "jack".

Posted by: Lauren at February 20, 2016 02:30 PM (iweze)

76 Apropos of nothing, I just got back from the SC primary poll.

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I'm in a cranky, news-hungry mood today and that's apropos of everything. I can't wait until the results start coming in.

Okay, I also feed a couple of stray cats who live in the alley where I attend dance classes. We built them a shelter, we feed and water them, we named them, and they know us and our cars.

Posted by: iforgot at February 20, 2016 02:30 PM (YOxw1)

77 Its weird to me how expensive dogs are. I mean to obtain. You can go get a cat for free from a family but a dog can cost thousands, I don't get it. Maybe its people wanting breeds. Purebred cats are usually loony and schizoid, so they are best avoided.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 20, 2016 02:30 PM (39g3+)

78 So they're evacuating our mall due to a bomb scare. I thank the brave dogs and handlers who'll be spending the next hours sweeping the place. Stupid humans.

I'm going to go play ball in the backyard of mud with my spoiled retrievers. Loki is so excited to see me putting my boots on, he's jumping like a jack russel. He gave me a black eye doing that once.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at February 20, 2016 02:31 PM (GzDYP)

79 What do you guys do about dog snot? Frankly, I find it cute. You see where your dog has been looking out the windows watching for you to come home.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 20, 2016 02:31 PM (iQIUe)

80 Guess who showed up for the Scalia funeral?

Yep, the goons from Westboro. The irony is that Scalia himself voted in favor of their right to show up and protest such events.

Posted by: logprof at February 20, 2016 02:32 PM (7ESCG)

81 >>> My 17 year old Chihuahua died on 12/31/15. He was a neat dog. Very friendly, always happy until he got sickly.
Posted by: digitalbrownshirt at February 20, 2016 02:24 PM
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New Years Eve? How depressing. I'm sad just thinking about what that night must have been like for you.
:-(

Posted by: L, Elle at February 20, 2016 02:32 PM (2x3L+)

82 70- never did that.

Posted by: Skip at February 20, 2016 02:33 PM (l+OuH)

83 "My sister spend a year researching what the best dog for her would be.
She got a new-age-sounding trainer, who told her to follow every
transgression with a firm no, then a treat and a rub. Naturally he
behaves terribly all the time. Worse than a stray."

One of the most appallingly behaved, poorly trained canines I have ever encountered was owned by, and brought up by, a public school teacher.

God only knows what sort of behavioral pathologies she spent years inculcating in her human pupils.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 20, 2016 02:33 PM (noWW6)

84 Nice pets!

I'm thinking of doing an Abe Vigoda type website for my 12+ year old dog. She's not yet dead, and in addition to that small fact, I think I should include her puppy status.

So until I get my new site up and running, here's the report:

Stupid dog: Not dead

Puppy status: More puppyish this week than usual

Posted by: BurtTC at February 20, 2016 02:34 PM (TOk1P)

85 My dogs are being surprisingly nice to this black cat we allow in.

Posted by: Geoffrey at February 20, 2016 02:25 PM (LoRcb)

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I have ever and always found that dogs are much more well-disposed towards cats than cats towards dogs.
Dogs just want to have fun. Cats are all "Who wants ta know?"

Posted by: iforgot at February 20, 2016 02:34 PM (YOxw1)

86 22 Is your parrot pining for the fjords?
Posted by: Anna Puma at February 20, 2016 02:06 PM (fvWBx)

That reminds me that at the stock show the other day, the horses featured in the Horse Discovery center were Norwegian fjords, which I'd never heard of. Two mares and a foal. The sign said "We're from "Frozen!"--the movie. Hey, anything to get the city kids interested in animals, I guess.

Posted by: stace at February 20, 2016 02:34 PM (ozZau)

87 Ill behaved animals. I can't stand it when cats are allowed to climb on cupboards and eat human food. Its not only bad for them, its incredibly unsanitary. Watching someone feed their cat a spoon full of ice cream then eat out of the same spoon repulses me. I'm not germophobe, but there are limits.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 20, 2016 02:35 PM (39g3+)

88 "Its weird to me how expensive dogs are. I mean to obtain"


We got our's from a rescue so it was $250 out the door.

We had to have a home visit though. At the time I thought it was crazy, but when the guy got here he was very laid back and just said they did it because they want to make sure the house the person claims to have is actually where they live (i.e not homeless and putting their mom's address) and that they aren't pet horders.

The fee is to make sure you have the bare minimum finances to afford a dog and to cover the dog's vaccines/neutering ect.

I joke though that our dog is a fake rescue because we got him as puppy. His mom was the stray. He was just the bastard who was born into a nice warm home and cared for by lovely people until he was adopted.

Not exactly a hard knock life

Posted by: Lauren at February 20, 2016 02:35 PM (8SiRT)

89 LMAO Baraka literally has binders full of Supreme Court nominee candidates.

Posted by: logprof at February 20, 2016 02:35 PM (STcIm)

90
My late creamsickle cat used to post here occasionally (google Ed Anger's Cat at mu.nu). I'd come back to the computer and he'd have his message composed - I had to actually post it for him. Like many others who post here, I never could figure out what he was saying.

Posted by: Ed Anger at February 20, 2016 02:36 PM (RcpcZ)

91 I love the King Charles spaniels. But so pricey. 2K - 3K.
Good luck with your search

Posted by: L, Elle at February 20, 2016 02:27 PM (2x3L+)



Cockers are much cheaper. Usually they're around $400

Posted by: buzzion at February 20, 2016 02:36 PM (zt+N6)

92
Her dad is an aviator of some fame. Army, I heard, so, rotary wings. Eww.
Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 20, 2016 02:27 PM (xq1UY)


--I did not know that. I just heard her mention once that her father fought in Vietnam.

Posted by: logprof at February 20, 2016 02:37 PM (STcIm)

93 We have a pet thread? When did we get a pet thread?

Posted by: Weasel at February 20, 2016 02:37 PM (e3bId)

94 What do you guys do about dog snot? Frankly, I find
it cute. You see where your dog has been looking out the windows
watching for you to come home.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 20, 2016 02:31 PM (iQIUe)


I still have a small smear of dried blood outside the patio door, from when she got into something or other she shouldn't have gotten into.

Maybe not as cute as snot, but I think I'll leave it there, so even after she's dead and gone, we'll have some of her DNA out there. In case we need to solve a future criminal case, or whatever.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 20, 2016 02:37 PM (TOk1P)

95 60
She got a new-age-sounding trainer, who told her to follow every transgression with a firm no, then a treat and a rub.
Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 20, 2016 02:23 PM (VdICR)


Yeah, that sounds like bad advice.

But I'll bet his self-esteem is off the charts.

Posted by: rickl at February 20, 2016 02:38 PM (sdi6R)

96 A co-worker of mine had an African Grey parrot and two cats. The cats were flat terrified of the parrot because it would swoop over them and meow....

Posted by: SDN at February 20, 2016 02:38 PM (NG7bb)

97 >>> LMAO Baraka literally has binders full of Supreme Court nominee candidates.
Posted by: logprof at February 20, 2016 02:35 PM (STcIm)
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And binders full of dogs waiting to be eaten.
Trying to keep on topic until past 100

Posted by: L, Elle at February 20, 2016 02:38 PM (2x3L+)

98 Watching Risen in a few

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 20, 2016 02:38 PM (jKq3j)

99 See $200-400 is expensive. You can get a cat for like 20 bucks at the shelter. It might contribute to the difference between opinions when a cat dies or a dog does. Cats are kind of disposable, not as much as a hampster, but still: pretty cheap to replace. A dog is a bigger investment, in time and money.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 20, 2016 02:39 PM (39g3+)

100 "he cats were flat terrified of the parrot because it would swoop over them and meow."

Ok, that's hilarious. Poor kitties.

Posted by: Lauren at February 20, 2016 02:39 PM (8SiRT)

101 "Like Father Like Son, Cat Humor"

Funny picture, but those are either females, or muuuuuch more unlikely, xxy males. That cat cannot be that kittens father.

Posted by: Steve at February 20, 2016 02:40 PM (rngc1)

102 There was a story about two dogs lost and the owners took the younger one and abandoned the older cocker named Cookie who cried when they walked out the door without her.

Luckily, Cooker ended up in a foster home where she will stay due to her age. She doesnt need another change. Riding in the car to her new home, she looked great. Like she was born to ride in the front seat.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 20, 2016 02:40 PM (iQIUe)

103 Ill behaved animals. I can't stand it when cats are
allowed to climb on cupboards and eat human food. Its not only bad for
them, its incredibly unsanitary. Watching someone feed their cat a
spoon full of ice cream then eat out of the same spoon repulses me. I'm
not germophobe, but there are limits.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 20, 2016 02:35 PM (39g3+)


I never eat WITH my cats, but I am not permitted to let dirty dishes get past them until they have been thoroughly inspected (and licked) after am done.


Now, I have my limits too, but evidently they are not as strict as yours.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 20, 2016 02:40 PM (TOk1P)

104 Its weird to me how expensive dogs are. I mean to obtain. You can go get a cat for free from a family but a dog can cost thousands, I don't get it. Maybe its people wanting breeds. Purebred cats are usually loony and schizoid, so they are best avoided.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 20, 2016 02:30 PM (39g3+)

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It's got to be this insanity (as I see it) about breeds these days. Also everyone is spayed.


When I was a kid, people had puppies in boxes in front of the grocery store and you could just take one home. Mutts, half-breeds, whatevers they were. Every weekend in the summer, boxes of puppies and kittens. And family dogs ran around in the streets without being picked up. Everyone knew who they were. And they'd actually chase rabbits.


Nowadays, we're helicopter pet-owners, going all crazy over the care and breeding. Taking them into stores, kissing them, buying them Juicy Couture accessories. Most dog owners I know would freak out if their little precious got near one of those filthy, pestilential rabbits.

Posted by: iforgot at February 20, 2016 02:40 PM (YOxw1)

105 The cats were flat terrified of the parrot because it would swoop over them and meow.

That cat flies! Its just wrong!!!!

Funny picture, but those are either females, or muuuuuch more unlikely, xxy males

Yeah Calicos are usually female. And insane.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 20, 2016 02:41 PM (39g3+)

106 At our vet they have a whiteboard where they write the names of all the apts for that day and it's always fun to imagine the dog/owner combinations of "scruffy" vs "sprinkle" vs "jack".
Posted by: Lauren at February 20, 2016 02:30 PM (iweze)


--LMAO Angela on The Office had a cat named Sprinkles.

I also love the names Bubbles from Trailer Park Boys gives his cats: Daisy, Stinkster, The Purr Monster, Shit Rock, Sgt. Meowenstein, et al.

Posted by: logprof at February 20, 2016 02:41 PM (STcIm)

107 34 Chi your pup is adorable.
Posted by: Lauren
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IMO, the best dogs are the ones that find you.
I NEVER would've picked a min-pin for myself. He was a Christmas gift for an ex-GF from her mom. He glommed onto me like crazy. Being the ugly bitch that she was, she lost interest in him by late January, so he came home with me.

Best. Dog. Ever.
Smarter than I ever could've imagined. Loyal. Badass. Great guard dog (you can't get within 100 ft of my house without me knowing it). Almost too easy to train...

Posted by: Chi at February 20, 2016 02:42 PM (z1mje)

108 "Funny picture, but those are either females, or muuuuuch more unlikely, xxy males."

Interesting. How can you tell?

Posted by: Lauren at February 20, 2016 02:42 PM (0C2f1)

109 Cut & paste fail there...

Posted by: Chi at February 20, 2016 02:42 PM (z1mje)

110 "he cats were flat terrified of the parrot because it would swoop over them and meow."



Ok, that's hilarious. Poor kitties.

Posted by: Lauren at February 20, 2016 02:39 PM (8SiRT)


Hilarious and not really unusual. Cats + large bird of prey = unpleasantness for tey kittehs. I would assume parrots are right there in the "better to be safe than sorry" territory for the cats.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 20, 2016 02:43 PM (TOk1P)

111 71 Would it be cruel and unusual punishment if I got a parrot and then played Andrew Dice Clay comedy performances to him 24/7? Just think, he'd be the life of the party when the 1990's roll back around.
Posted by: Fritz at February 20, 2016 02:28 PM (BngQR)


I think that is an awesome idea, even if the 1990s don't roll back around. Of course, you'd need "trigger warnings" for today's special snowflakes.

Posted by: rickl at February 20, 2016 02:43 PM (sdi6R)

112 That cat cannot be that kittens father.

Posted by: Steve at February 20, 2016 02:40 PM (rngc1)

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My thoughts. Cute caption, but cats don't do fatherhood.

Posted by: iforgot at February 20, 2016 02:43 PM (YOxw1)

113 Dog snot is a thing? For realz?
My puppy just has eye buggies like my vet calls them. I just wipe them away.

Slobbering is becoming an issue now. Drool monster puppy. But I knew that going in. I buy shop towels from Harbor Freight for almost nothing as slobber towels.

Posted by: L, Elle at February 20, 2016 02:43 PM (2x3L+)

114 Our little WeaselDog was so unwanted the shelter just gave her to us for free. She is a GREAT little girl.

Posted by: Weasel at February 20, 2016 02:43 PM (e3bId)

115 Almost all our dogs have been 2nd handers. Most not from a shelter; but original owners needing to rehome them and wanting to vet the people themselves.

Posted by: PaleRider at February 20, 2016 02:44 PM (chkUd)

116 Coloring, in order to be both black and orange it has to be a female, or an xxy male.

I mean it IS nature, so literally anything is possible, I suppose.

Posted by: Steve at February 20, 2016 02:44 PM (rngc1)

117 The best pets are usually the ones you find all messed up and starving, when you take them home, clean them up, feed them, and take care of them, they are super, super grateful. Especially dogs, from what I've heard.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 20, 2016 02:44 PM (39g3+)

118 Interesting. How can you tell?

Posted by: Lauren at February 20, 2016 02:42 PM (0C2f1)

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Tomcats kill kittens. Literally.

Posted by: iforgot at February 20, 2016 02:45 PM (YOxw1)

119
I, for one, welcome our furry overlords.

Was taking out the garbage the other night and a solid black kitteh tried to follow me back inside. Full grown, not familiar, I know the neighborhood katz and dawgz. I wonder where it came from?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 20, 2016 02:45 PM (LUgeY)

120 Dogs just want to have fun. Cats are all "Who wants ta know?"

Reminds me of this oldie-but-goodie:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/cxsena6


Posted by: JQ Flyover at February 20, 2016 02:45 PM (044Fx)

121 That sidebar mayor punishment story is funny.

Posted by: rebel flounder at February 20, 2016 02:47 PM (SzagJ)

122 L'Elle,
Your dog is so precious. I like the kitty as well Mike.

Posted by: CaliGirl at February 20, 2016 02:48 PM (egOGm)

123 My kitties are Sandy and Spanky, both girls. (son named Spanky when he was in middle school. Go figure).

Sandy in the foreground is 15 and Spanky is14.

My caption for the pic is, "I hate you, but your belly is warm."

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 20, 2016 02:48 PM (FsuaD)

124 20
Vic send us pics of your kittehs!

petmorons at the g male dot com

Posted by: L, Elle at February 20, 2016 02:05 PM (2x3L+)

Pics are on the way.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 20, 2016 02:49 PM (t2KH5)

125 Aw. Thought this thread was going to be about a different kind of petting.

Posted by: Joke Biden, back from groping on people at Justice Scalia's funeral at February 20, 2016 02:50 PM (H9MG5)

126 "", who told her to follow every transgression with a firm no, then a treat and a rub."

That is the one minute manager advice iirc ... for humans. There is supposed to be a delay between the aggressive NO and the treat, rub. Maybe one minute, I forget.

Posted by: Illiniwek at February 20, 2016 02:50 PM (eUbDe)

127 113 Dog snot is a thing? For realz?
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Oh, yes.
I built a shelf for the picture window (behind the couch) so Tucker can sit there a yell at every cat, squirrel and bird to "Get off my lawn!"

I go through a good quart of Windex a month just keeping that window clean from Tuckerboogers.

Posted by: Chi at February 20, 2016 02:50 PM (z1mje)

128 L'Elle,
The lady I got my cats from had the sweetest great dane. She socialized the kittens with her 4 dogs. That was the only Great Dane I've met. He was so nice. He was huge.
She lived on a small ranch.

Posted by: CaliGirl at February 20, 2016 02:51 PM (egOGm)

129
***>>>HUMAN FOOD THAT'S BAD FOR CATS<<<***

http://cats.about.com/cs/catfood/a/humanfood.htm

Some are bad for both cats and dogs.

Posted by: Ed Anger at February 20, 2016 02:51 PM (RcpcZ)

130 Okay ya'll, MisHum is away at his weekend cabin so you're stuck with me.

Send us your pet pics at petmorons at the g male dot com thingy. No dik pics with "this is my anachonda" allowed.

We love seeing all the pet pics. It's really a nice thing.

Posted by: L, Elle at February 20, 2016 02:52 PM (2x3L+)

131 Never feeding your pet human food cuts down on begging, I've found.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 20, 2016 02:53 PM (39g3+)

132 Interesting. How can you tell?

Posted by: Lauren at February 20, 2016 02:42 PM (0C2f1)

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Tomcats kill kittens. Literally.


Posted by: iforgot at February 20, 2016 02:45 PM (YOxw1)


Highly unlikely, if the cat is domesticated. Which obviously the one pictured above is.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 20, 2016 02:53 PM (TOk1P)

133 We love seeing all the pet pics. It's really a nice thing.

Even tarantula pets?

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 20, 2016 02:54 PM (39g3+)

134
Somebody should get Jasper to send in a portrait.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 20, 2016 02:54 PM (LUgeY)

135 I looked at local stray dogs, but they wanted to inspect my place, then come back and inspect later to see if I was still worthy, as I recall. Right, some PETA nut trying to find their purpose in life. I'd be good to the dog, but the PETA nut would be in danger. lol

Posted by: Illiniwek at February 20, 2016 02:55 PM (eUbDe)

136 (OT but not exactly political)

Fox is streaming Scalia's funeral and his son is doing a very good tribute to his father.

Posted by: Lauren at February 20, 2016 02:55 PM (0C2f1)

137 130 Okay ya'll, MisHum is away at his weekend cabin so you're stuck with me.

Send us your pet pics at petmorons at the g male dot com thingy. No dik pics with "this is my anachonda" allowed.

We love seeing all the pet pics. It's really a nice thing.



Posted by: L, Elle at February 20, 2016 02:52 PM (2x3L+)



So "This is my trouser weasel" it is then.

Posted by: buzzion at February 20, 2016 02:56 PM (zt+N6)

138 How can you not give your dog ice cream on a hot summer day?

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 20, 2016 02:56 PM (iQIUe)

139 133
We love seeing all the pet pics. It's really a nice thing.



Even tarantula pets?

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 20, 2016 02:54 PM (39g3+)

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Perhaps AtC will send in a pic of her favorite emu.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 20, 2016 02:57 PM (FsuaD)

140
Even tarantula pets?

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 20, 2016 02:54 PM (39g3+)


I had a mexican red legged tarantula that lived for 11 years.

What really got me was how many people asked me what its name was. Name an insect?--WTF?

So I finally started telling whoever asked she was Terry the tarantula.

Posted by: Ed Anger at February 20, 2016 02:57 PM (RcpcZ)

141 I looked at local stray dogs, but they wanted to inspect my place, then come back and inspect later to see if I was still worthy, as I recall

Yeah the stuff the humane society required of me to get a cat from them was ridiculous. A huge checklist of stuff I mostly lied about to get them to shut up and give me the kitty.

So, you'd rather keep the cat and gas it to death, than give it to an owner that might not do exactly what you command?

Got it.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 20, 2016 02:57 PM (39g3+)

142 Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 20, 2016 02:48 PM (FsuaD)


--LMAO a female cat named Spanky.

We had so many pets when I was growing up, I lose track. We had a cat named Mandy, a collie named Max, calicoes named Coco (my brother was too young to articulate "calico" at the time ) and Bobo. We also took a lot of strays and shelter pets. Ashes was a stray and looked like a calico with muted colors and had the look of, well, being covered in a light layer of ash. (We also called her Swap Cat.) Sidney was another stray, named after Sidney Lanier the poet. He was the only cat of ours who ever caught a mouse, at least indoors. Spud the cat was named for Spud Webb. Our first rabbit Arlo was named after Guthrie, and our second Hazel from Watership Down.

So many, many pet memories, and those were just half our pets.

Posted by: logprof at February 20, 2016 02:58 PM (STcIm)

143 What??? Obongo didn't win best in show? It's the only award he hasn't gotten. I blame racism.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at February 20, 2016 02:58 PM (oKE6c)

144 Highly unlikely, if the cat is domesticated. Which obviously the one pictured above is.


Posted by: BurtTC at February 20, 2016 02:53 PM (TOk1P)

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How do you domesticate an unneutered male? Virtually every tom I've ever known has been a wanderer and a street fighter. One of them managed to slip into our house once when we had a litter of kittens. He ran towards the box with a grim determination, and the mother launched a full-out eye-clawing attack.

Posted by: iforgot at February 20, 2016 02:59 PM (YOxw1)

145 Jane,
The cats look very sweet together. I like Tucker, he is a handsome devil. He looks clever.

Posted by: CaliGirl at February 20, 2016 02:59 PM (egOGm)

146 my goodness. Wonderful column by one of Scalia's sons about his father. At weasel zippers

Posted by: ThunderB at February 20, 2016 02:59 PM (zOTsN)

147 I won't send a video, but the one I have of my two idiot dogs trying to kill the Met-Life blimp flying way overhead is kind of funny. They go apeshit over my brother's drone too.

Posted by: stace at February 20, 2016 02:59 PM (ozZau)

148 I had a cat named Lucky.

Don't ever name a pet Lucky.

Posted by: Lauren at February 20, 2016 03:00 PM (0C2f1)

149 Name an insect?--WTF?

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To be fair, a tarantula is not an insect.


And along those lines, keep a tarantula as a pet?--WTF?

Posted by: iforgot at February 20, 2016 03:00 PM (YOxw1)

150 Anna,
Ra is a cool name. How fortunate he is to have you.

Posted by: CaliGirl at February 20, 2016 03:01 PM (egOGm)

151 148 I had a cat named Lucky.

Don't ever name a pet Lucky.

Posted by: Lauren at February 20, 2016 03:00 PM (0C2f1)



Don't tell that to my brother's dog "Lucky." He was the father of my parent's dog that just died. He's got to be getting pretty old now.

Posted by: buzzion at February 20, 2016 03:02 PM (zt+N6)

152 My first cat was named Foxy, and I have no idea why, beause I was very little when I named him. he was a huge black and white cat that adored me and was semi-wild to everyone else. He was a killing machine; I would see him take a bird out, begin eating, then if another bird was dive bombing him and screaming, he'd do this acrobatic somersault in the air and take that one down for a snack. Just one of those long, lean, panther-like cats.

I think he and my brother's dog were killed by a vicious neighbor, by poison. We found them both dead in a field not far apart, the same day. There was someone not far away who'd sic their dogs on cats for fun, too.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 20, 2016 03:02 PM (39g3+)

153 logprof, we always had parakeets, hamsters, dogs, horses, and no cats. I didn't think I even liked cats until my husband convinced me we should adopt one.

Worst pet ever: my sister had a pair of gerbils that turned out to be a male and a female. The female had babies one morning, and she and the male immediately set out eating them. That image is seered in my mind.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 20, 2016 03:02 PM (FsuaD)

154 " He was the father of my parent's dog that just died. He's got to be getting pretty old now."

My Lucky was hit by a car. About 6 months after we got her.

She was a sweet kitty too.

Posted by: Lauren at February 20, 2016 03:03 PM (8SiRT)

155 one of my terriers has a partially torn ACL from trying to get at a possum sitting on top of the fence. persistent little bugger

Posted by: ThunderB at February 20, 2016 03:03 PM (zOTsN)

156 seered = seared. *sigh*

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 20, 2016 03:04 PM (FsuaD)

157 Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 20, 2016 02:57 PM (39g3+)
Those people can be ridiculous. You can't tell them you are going to let the cat outside or they won't give you one.

Posted by: CaliGirl at February 20, 2016 03:04 PM (egOGm)

158 my sister had gerbils. our terrier killed them and then sweetly presented them to my mother like a trophy

Posted by: ThunderB at February 20, 2016 03:04 PM (zOTsN)

159 Dewey looks exactly like our Gimli.

Got him from a local no-kill when he was about 3 months old.
ABSOLUTELY spoiled, if he doesn't get his nightly session of 'cat fishing' it's going to be a sleepless night because he will pester you in revenge.

Posted by: PMRich at February 20, 2016 03:04 PM (w5Qj0)

160 Petting. Mmm mmm mmm!

Posted by: Harry Reid at February 20, 2016 03:05 PM (m0JA3)

161 This is Ra who was born without a tail and then lost an eye at a month old.

I had a cat named Sphinx. She'd sit exactly like the statue by default, it was just how she was comfortable, I guess. Beautiful long hair.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 20, 2016 03:06 PM (39g3+)

162 My tabby cat Penny does her own cat version of "Lassie" If I'm at my desk in front of my computer (which is a lot) she will sit behind me a meow. Loudly.

When I look over and ask her what she wants, she'll get up and walk towards the kitchen (adjacent to the office) and then look behind her. "Mommy, are you coming? This is important"If I get up, she will rush to her food dish, and look behind her. "Mommy, come on." "I will dutifully follow her to the kitchen.

Her food dish will, of course, be filled. I will however, take a small handful of kibble and put in in her dish. She will then be happy and eat.

Yes, my cat has her own personal version of "can you top off my coffee" and I am her waitress.

But... she is really cute and funny and the fact that I respond to her has made her more trusting and affectionate.



Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD at February 20, 2016 03:06 PM (7FH+T)

163 148 I had a cat named Lucky.
Don't ever name a pet Lucky.
Posted by: Lauren
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Heh. With one exception, every three-legged dog I've ever known was named Lucky.

Which reminds me of a stupid joke:

A three-legged dog walks into a bar. He says "I'm looking for the man that shot my paw."

Posted by: Chi at February 20, 2016 03:07 PM (z1mje)

164 How do you domesticate an unneutered male? Virtually
every tom I've ever known has been a wanderer and a street fighter. One
of them managed to slip into our house once when we had a litter of
kittens. He ran towards the box with a grim determination, and the
mother launched a full-out eye-clawing attack.


Posted by: iforgot at February 20, 2016 02:59 PM (YOxw1)


There is a vast difference between ANY cat living on its wits, wandering the streets, and one that has been introduced into a home.


Neutering isn't really the issue, regarding aggressive behavior, although it is clearly part of the instinct for unneutered male cats of all breeds to eliminate OTHER males' offspring, when there are adult females/kittens around.


The bigger issue is whether the fella belongs as part of a clan or not. If he's been in your house for some time, or he's used to being around humans, he's not going to kill kittens. Generally. All rules are subject to exceptions, I'm sure.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 20, 2016 03:08 PM (TOk1P)

165 My cats have a giant hamster wheel.

Posted by: CaliGirl at February 20, 2016 03:09 PM (egOGm)

166 Our two fury monsters never get feed anything from the table directly, but it has never stopped them from trying. But we do give them a spoon of yogurt on a peice of aluminum foil. Just having the yogurt container open brings them running. Cats smell I take it is just a little less than dogs.

Posted by: Skip at February 20, 2016 03:09 PM (l+OuH)

167 Her food dish will, of course, be filled. I will however, take a small handful of kibble and put in in her dish. She will then be happy and eat.

The meow is a lie

http://tinyurl.com/hkc62hb

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 20, 2016 03:09 PM (39g3+)

168 not meaning to offend but I thought even domestic house cats go ferel pretty quickly. Is that true?

Posted by: ThunderB at February 20, 2016 03:09 PM (zOTsN)

169 As I mentioned last week, I found our little Sandy as an orphaned kitten the day after 9/11. She had been horribly abused. The vet said it appeared someone had thrown her against something or stomped on her. Her diaphragm was ruptured and her intestines had collapsed one of her lungs. She was just a tiny baby.

Anyhow, one major surgery she miraculously survived, and she's a sweet, feisty little ball of pent up rage (just kidding).

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 20, 2016 03:10 PM (FsuaD)

170 Worst pet ever: my sister had a pair of gerbils that turned out to be a male and a female. The female had babies one morning, and she and the male immediately set out eating them. That image is seered in my mind.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 20, 2016 03:02 PM (FsuaD)


--Holy crap, gerbils are cannibals?! Of their own offspring?!

Posted by: logprof at February 20, 2016 03:11 PM (3kPLN)

171 sweet feisty little ball of pent of rage.....hmmmmm sounds a tiny bit like her owner

Posted by: ThunderB at February 20, 2016 03:11 PM (zOTsN)

172 Anna, you have coon cats? Lucky you.

Posted by: Kindltot at February 20, 2016 03:12 PM (q2o38)

173 Posted by: Anna Puma at February 20, 2016 02:04 PM (fvWBx)

Anna, Ra the Cat is a magnificent creature. I like those big substantial cats. Or is Ra all fur?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 20, 2016 03:13 PM (jR7Wy)

174 so, I just got home from driving about 200 miles round trip to pick up 7 Bielefelder chicks, 6 pullets and a cockerel. My HOA doesn't allow chickens so they will be going to live at a friends place with some acreage in a week or so. I have 23 eggs in the incubator that should hatch in about 9 days. Oh, I have a Dandie Dinmont Terrier who is almost 4 years old.

Posted by: lindafell de spair at February 20, 2016 03:13 PM (xVgrA)

175 Ill behaved animals. I can't stand it when cats are allowed to climb on cupboards and eat human food. Its not only bad for them, its incredibly unsanitary. Watching someone feed their cat a spoon full of ice cream then eat out of the same spoon repulses me. I'm not germophobe, but there are limits.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 20, 2016 02:35 PM (39g3+)


Heh. My dad used to tell us, "Don't let dogs or cats lick your face - they use their tongues for toilet paper."

Posted by: Joanne at February 20, 2016 03:14 PM (hgBpU)

176 not meaning to offend but I thought even domestic house cats go ferel pretty quickly. Is that true?

Posted by: ThunderB at February 20, 2016 03:09 PM (zOTsN)


I think so. There was a "study" done some time ago, cats introduced into a barn setting, after being house cats. Fairly quickly they were killing mice and otherwise behaving as nature intended.


Now, getting them back to being house cats? I don't know how likely that is.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 20, 2016 03:14 PM (TOk1P)

177 not meaning to offend but I thought even domestic house cats go ferel pretty quickly. Is that true?

Posted by: ThunderB at February 20, 2016 03:09 PM (zOTsN)

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In my experience, they'll get up and leave if things get real unpleasant -- a new animal or human in the household they can't abide, a medical trauma, a car accident, the death of their pet-buddy -- but they'll try to move in with another human.

Posted by: iforgot at February 20, 2016 03:14 PM (YOxw1)

178
--Holy crap, gerbils are cannibals?! Of their own offspring?!
Posted by: logprof
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Yes. I was 4 or 5 when I witnessed this firsthand. Not a pretty sight.

Posted by: Chi at February 20, 2016 03:15 PM (z1mje)

179 Pets are great. Except when they vomit, loudly, right when I'm on the edge of sleep. Or decide the litter box isn't all that. Or take the good chair for napping. Aside from that...

Great looking pets, everyone.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 20, 2016 03:16 PM (B8JRQ)

180 --Holy crap, gerbils are cannibals?! Of their own offspring?!

Posted by: logprof at February 20, 2016 03:11 PM (3kPLN)


Cannibals who enjoy hanging around inside the rectums of gay male homosexuals.

Do not want.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 20, 2016 03:16 PM (TOk1P)

181 >>> Posted by: CaliGirl at February 20, 2016 02:51 PM
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Yeah, Cali, I think people have a misconception about Great Danes in general. They're so big and strong that they scare people who look at them like attack dogs. I have had a couple cross the street to avoid Juno. She is huge, yuuuge like Donald Trump huge. I actually heard the wife or girlfriend whisper, "Is that a Great Dane?" And the beta said yes and they crossed the street so as not to have cross paths with her. Nothing could be further from the truth. Juno is very protective and alert, but the very last thing she will do is attack anyone. The only reason she would is to save me. She is so gentle and sweet.

Posted by: L, Elle at February 20, 2016 03:16 PM (2x3L+)

182 I don't see a picture of Hillary. Arf, arf.

Posted by: Semi-engaged scroller at February 20, 2016 03:17 PM (LQLeS)

183 I had a neighbor tell me about a cat he had with his ex. She had kittens and the daughter was the one that handed over all the kittens to their new owners. After that the cat hated the daughter.

Posted by: buzzion at February 20, 2016 03:17 PM (zt+N6)

184 180 --Holy crap, gerbils are cannibals?! Of their own offspring?!

Posted by: logprof at February 20, 2016 03:11 PM (3kPLN)


Cannibals who enjoy hanging around inside the rectums of gay male homosexuals.

Do not want.


Posted by: BurtTC at February 20, 2016 03:16 PM (TOk1P)



That's not always our choice you know.

Posted by: Lemmiwinks - The Gerbil King at February 20, 2016 03:18 PM (zt+N6)

185 In my experience, they'll get up and leave if things get real unpleasant -- a new animal or human in the household they can't abide, a medical trauma, a car accident, the death of their pet-buddy -- but they'll try to move in with another human.

I chuckle when I see a "lost cat" sign on a telephone pole, especially if it has a pic on it.

"Dear Lost Cat Owner: you cat isn't lost, it just doesn't like you any more and is probably auditioning new staff right now."

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 20, 2016 03:18 PM (LUgeY)

186 Losing a dog is hard I should know since It has happened to me.

Posted by: Geoffrey at February 20, 2016 03:18 PM (LoRcb)

187 Today I went out to the dining warm and felt something warm on my sock. One of the cats had upchucked her dry food and I stepped in that. Ugh! I swear one of my cats is bulimic. She was feral and googles down stuff quickly and then goes to the others cats dish and eats his food if he left any behind. I guess it's from being feral and having to eat quickly so a bunch of other cats don't get it. It helps if I give her small amounts at a time but I can't always be there to guard the others cats dish,

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 20, 2016 03:20 PM (w4NZ8)

188 Growing up, we got our kitteh from some kids giving away free kittens in front of Kresge's (K-Mart). She in turn had kittens (many batches) which were given away to our neighbors who always needed barn cats. Mama Cat was finally fixed after donating much fuzzy issue to the surrounding area. What a kind and patient cat she was. She used to let me dress her up in baby clothes and wheel her around in a buggy. For a while, anyway.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 20, 2016 03:20 PM (jR7Wy)

189 Its annoying to me that cats will deliberately eat crud they know will make them barf. Do they like it?

Or when Dexter eats so much so fast he throws up. Its not like he gets fed rarely, just sometimes he goes nuts.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 20, 2016 03:21 PM (39g3+)

190 Somewhat related, I was just reading this weeks edition of our little town paper and a young woman from my town won the Westminster Kennel Club's art show that runs side by side with the dog show with an oil painting of a Lucy, a Staffordshire bull terrier in mid leap.

I didn't know there was a Westminster art show.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 20, 2016 03:21 PM (/tuJf)

191 I inherited a cat that I would never have bought. One of those extremely high-bred Persians with a pushed-in face. It has virtually no profile. It sneezes constantly, snot all over my computer, my pillow, in my face in the morning, because its nose isn't engineered for constant self-cleansing. About once a month one of its eyes gets all weepy for about a week because an eyelash is growing straight into it. If it was a human, it would have had an operation for a squashed septum and inverted-eyelash roots. People should stop breeding unhealthy characteristics into animals.

Posted by: iforgot at February 20, 2016 03:21 PM (YOxw1)

192 I've outlived any number of pets by now. They have such short life spans. Like Carlin said, "In a pet store, you're purchasing a small tragedy. Unless you buy a tortoise or a parrot."

Posted by: Semi-engaged scroller at February 20, 2016 03:21 PM (LQLeS)

193 Haven't commented in a spell, been mostly lurking. Had a big old black Tomcat that hung around the barns for a couple of years. He'd be around for a week or so be gone for a bit. Took a couple of months but got where I could scratch his ears, he was a beat up old thing scarred tattered ears the whole bit. Stopped coming around a while back, must have run into a fishercat or coyote

Posted by: NativeNH at February 20, 2016 03:22 PM (+k6Wu)

194 Sometimes it's like Zork up in here.

Bedroom
You are in a bedroom. There is a closet to the east and the exit is to the north. The bed is in the middle of the room.

There is a Vanya kitty on the bed.

> PET KITTY WITH HAND

Your head explodes.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 20, 2016 03:22 PM (NA5LM)

195 175
Ill behaved animals. I can't stand it when cats are allowed to climb on
cupboards and eat human food. Its not only bad for them, its incredibly
unsanitary. Watching someone feed their cat a spoon full of ice cream
then eat out of the same spoon repulses me. I'm not germophobe, but
there are limits.



Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 20, 2016 02:35 PM (39g3+)



Agree. With every kitten we've ever had, we've trained them to stay off counters and tables by using little water guns.


When we were living on an Air Force base, my mother had a friend who used to bring us the occasional pie. Mother happened to be visiting her one day as she was rolling out pie dough...next to her dachshund curled up on the counter. After that, every time the friend brought a pie over, my mom would thank her and the pie would go into the trash.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 20, 2016 03:23 PM (FsuaD)

196 People should stop breeding unhealthy characteristics into animals./i]

Yeah I don't get why anyone would even want a cat to look like that. They are a mess.

I've outlived any number of pets by now.

That is the tragedy. I love cats, but I've outlived like 8 in my life and it just gets hard to face. I'm not as attached as some are, but still, watching them grow old and die is tough.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 20, 2016 03:23 PM (39g3+)

197 No pets now we like to camp and pets just aren't that welcome anymore

Posted by: NativeNH at February 20, 2016 03:23 PM (+k6Wu)

198 "People should stop breeding unhealthy characteristics into animals."

Yeah, my in-laws shiatsu has similar issues. Poor thing.

Posted by: Lauren at February 20, 2016 03:24 PM (0C2f1)

199 Calicos are female. The coat pattern is X-linked in cats. The mix of patterns seen in calicos is possible by expression of different X chromos on various patches of skin. Males, having only a single X, can only display one pattern. Pattern being overall scheme, not discrete colors.

So...Like mother, like daughter.

Posted by: tdarrington at February 20, 2016 03:24 PM (dnWSK)

200 Back in 2008 we picked up 5 yorkies from a puppy mill rescue in Kansas and brought them back to Oregon. We're down to one left now and each loss is still keenly felt.

We also have a Malinois who tried her best to play with the Yorkies.

Posted by: Octiparan at February 20, 2016 03:24 PM (BvQbt)

201 Its annoying to me that cats will deliberately eat crud they know will make them barf. Do they like it?

--------------------------------

Grass is their Pepto-bismol. Sorry about the carpet, chief. Better get on that. I'll be on your pillow if you want to get the good catnip out.

Posted by: iforgot at February 20, 2016 03:26 PM (YOxw1)

202 189
Its annoying to me that cats will deliberately eat crud they know will make them barf. Do they like it?



Or when Dexter eats so much so fast he throws up. Its not like he gets fed rarely, just sometimes he goes nuts.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 20, 2016 03:21 PM (39g3+)

We used to have a cat that puked a lot. We asked the vet if there was a type of food that would eliminate that. He said no, some cats are just pukers and some aren't. There's nothing you can do about it.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 20, 2016 03:28 PM (t2KH5)

203 Cats can type just fine, they just have a hell of a time with the spacebar.

Posted by: Chupacabra at February 20, 2016 03:29 PM (k1gv+)

204 I have a cat who pukes like a fountain. Vet said red dye in dry food is irritating. Started feeding only brown dry food, puking waaaayy less.

Posted by: tdarrington at February 20, 2016 03:30 PM (dnWSK)

205 We had a black cat move in on us in early fall.
Neutered male, obviously domesticated, but no collar.
Just moved right in and took over the place.
Then he would turn the TV on and root for the Panthers.

I suppose we were lucky he let us stay here. I guess he did because we can open cabinets and refrigerators and doors. I dunno. No evidence he especially liked us.

We called him "Spooky" and he called us "Chump" and "Sucker."

Then we got an elderly lady at church, who had lost her beloved cat before Christmas and was very depressed about her 'uselessness,' to keep him for a week when we were out of town.
Heh, heh, heh.
Yeah, he hasn't been back since then.
I believe he calls her "Evenbiggersucker."


Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 20, 2016 03:31 PM (T/5A0)

206 "I chuckle when I see a 'lost cat' sign on a telephone pole, especially if it has a pic on it."

http://tinyurl.com/mpvrrp

Posted by: torquewrench at February 20, 2016 03:32 PM (noWW6)

207 I just got mailers from Rubio, Jebbie the Hut, and Cruz. Why would they send them out so late they arrive at 3 pm on election day.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 20, 2016 03:32 PM (t2KH5)

208 Y'all are making me miss having a cat. Our boarding kennel and our vet always have some for adoption. Hmmm. There was a severely cute kitten at the kennel that was walking around on the counter getting some pettin' from everyone.

Our favorite cat expired years ago. When he was a young'un he used to pull the keys off my laptop's keyboard. I finally caught him in the act, and one flying lesson cured that habit.

You know how young cats are fascinated by toilets? This one would often sit with me--right behind me on the seat--when I was using the john. Sometimes he would be sitting IN the bowl (on the small unsubmerged part) when I wanted to use it.

There's just no privacy with some cats.

Posted by: stace at February 20, 2016 03:33 PM (ozZau)

209 Posted by: tdarrington at February 20, 2016 03:30 PM (dnWSK)

I have never heard that before; I'll have to get other food. The male cat almost never pukes, but he wasn't feral and has never had to defend his food from a bunch out cats outside.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 20, 2016 03:33 PM (w4NZ8)

210 Black cats tend to like one person, and one person only. And it isn't necessarily someone that lives in their house.

Posted by: Chupacabra at February 20, 2016 03:33 PM (k1gv+)

211 203 Cats can type just fine, they just have a hell of a time with the spacebar.
Posted by: Chupacabra at February 20, 2016 03:29 PM (k1gv+)


When I was little, my dad showed me how to use the Commodore 64 and for some reason I figured the 'space bar' was not the thing you pushed to insert a space but was named as an analogy for the bars astronauts used to hold themselves in place in zero gravity. Long thin bar, so clearly it's just like the bars you use in space to hold yourself in one place.

Welp that's my story thanks for listening God bless.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 20, 2016 03:33 PM (NA5LM)

212 We used to have a cat that puked a lot. We asked the
vet if there was a type of food that would eliminate that. He said no,
some cats are just pukers and some aren't. There's nothing you can do
about it.


Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 20, 2016 03:28 PM (t2KH5)


Yeah, thankfully our pukers aren't doing any digesting. They just eat more than they should, or hurry away from the bowl, and boing! There it is on the floor. Unchewed kibbles. No odor, not much of a mess to clean, just picked up, mild dabbing. Done.


It's the price of admission.


The stupid dog, on the other hand...

Posted by: BurtTC at February 20, 2016 03:34 PM (TOk1P)

213 Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 20, 2016 03:20 PM (w4NZ
Golf ball in the food dish helps.

Posted by: CaliGirl at February 20, 2016 03:34 PM (egOGm)

214 I used to have a cat that would puke if he ate beef or venison. Chicken, fish and tuna were no problems, but he'd puke if he got beef.

I always liked rescue cats. They are always chock-full of personality.

Posted by: Kindltot at February 20, 2016 03:34 PM (q2o38)

215 >Why would they send them out so late they arrive at 3 pm on election day.

Trumpet running the post office.

Posted by: tdarrington at February 20, 2016 03:34 PM (dnWSK)

216 Either that or Alzheimer Biden running the post office.

Posted by: Geoffrey at February 20, 2016 03:35 PM (LoRcb)

217 Black cats tend to like one person, and one person only. And it isn't necessarily someone that lives in their house.

Posted by: Chupacabra at February 20, 2016 03:33 PM (k1gv+)


That explains things. Our little black kitteh, maybe she likes somebody in Peru or somewhere...

No, I kid. She's my daughter's cat. She's not even remotely mean, but you almost have to trap her just to pet her. The males terrorize her, so I can understand why she's skittish, but good grief, I'm as nice as can be. And I pay for everything! Cut me some slack, girl.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 20, 2016 03:36 PM (TOk1P)

218 osted by: Chupacabra at February 20, 2016 03:33 PM (k1gv+)

The black male cats likes both of us. We got him from the shelter when he was probably a little too young to leave. I've never had a cat that spends so much time on my lap.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 20, 2016 03:36 PM (w4NZ8)

219 Posted by: buzzion at February 20, 2016 03:17 PM (zt+N6)

The memory that they (all the animal types we choose as pets) have is amazing.

My parents bred German Shepherds, one litter figured out that they could climb the fence to get out and roam the neighborhood.
Dad installed a string of electric fencing at the top to stop them - not a heavy duty one, just enough to give a slightly unpleasant tingle.

While we were raking leaves one of the pups jumped up on my oldest sister and knocked her against the fence.

That pup was given to our longtime mailman. Even years later, if my sister was around when he would come by with the dog - he wouldn't go anywhere near her.

Posted by: PMRich at February 20, 2016 03:37 PM (w5Qj0)

220 That German Short Haired Pointer was very pretty. I watched the sporting and working dogs portion of the show.

Posted by: no good deed at February 20, 2016 03:37 PM (GgxVX)

221 If it weren't for the barfing and fur shedding, cats would be too easy to care for. I guess you gotta have a price.

Dexter likes to chew and shred paper into little bitty pieces like a mouse making a nest. I'm not sure why. He's the rubbinest cat I ever saw, as well. All cats will rub their scent glands on stuff but he does it more or less constantly, on everything, over and over.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 20, 2016 03:37 PM (39g3+)

222 Posted by: stace at February 20, 2016 03:33 PM (ozZau)
I have Bengal cats. They love playing in water. The toilet lids have to stay closed.
I have come home to the faucet on full blast, water everywhere. Also a guest doesn't close the toilet lid. All the water in the toilet splashed all over the bathroom. It's disgusting. I have to keep the water dish in the bathtub.
Yes the small cat Reagan knows how to turn the water faucets on.
She doesn't do it as much now that she's no longer a kitten.

Posted by: CaliGirl at February 20, 2016 03:39 PM (egOGm)

223 I need to get a dog.

Posted by: sinalco at February 20, 2016 03:39 PM (yODqO)

224 My husband is deaf to the sound of a cat puking.

Or so he says.

I can be in a sound sleep, and be awakened in the middle of the night by the sound of one of the fur balls puking. Of course, I get up and clean up the mess, and then have trouble going back to sleep.

Sigh.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 20, 2016 03:42 PM (FsuaD)

225 I honestly keep a black widow named ATC as a pet, I'm actually on number 2 as Alex the chick Spider 1.0 passed away due to age but not before leaving me a viable egg sac, which got me ATC Spider 2.0, pretty low maintenance too, throw a couple of spotted feeder roaches in there every couple of weeks and shes good to go!

Posted by: bob in houston at February 20, 2016 03:42 PM (b7AU3)

226 225
I honestly keep a black widow named ATC as a pet, I'm actually on number
2 as Alex the chick Spider 1.0 passed away due to age but not before
leaving me a viable egg sac, which got me ATC Spider 2.0, pretty low
maintenance too, throw a couple of spotted feeder roaches in there every
couple of weeks and shes good to go!


Posted by: bob in houston at February 20, 2016 03:42 PM (b7AU3)


Nice knowing you.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 20, 2016 03:44 PM (FsuaD)

227 I honestly keep a black widow named ATC as a pet, I'm actually on number

2 as Alex the chick Spider 1.0 passed away due to age but not before

leaving me a viable egg sac, which got me ATC Spider 2.0, pretty low

maintenance too, throw a couple of spotted feeder roaches in there every

couple of weeks and shes good to go!




Posted by: bob in houston at February 20, 2016 03:42 PM (b7AU3)

Nice knowing you.




Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 20, 2016 03:44 PM (FsuaD)


Yup. And no, I would not like any of your stuff after you're gone.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 20, 2016 03:45 PM (TOk1P)

228 225 Posted by: bob in houston at February 20, 2016 03:42 PM (b7AU3)


Alex the Chick will be glad to visit you /s

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 20, 2016 03:45 PM (t2KH5)

229 I can be in a sound sleep, and be awakened in the middle of the night by the sound of one of the fur balls puking. Of course, I get up and clean up the mess, and then have trouble going back to sleep.

Best alarm clock in the world is the sound of a cat horking up on the bed. Seriously though if I hear Dexter going off somewhere in the house, I growl and then clean it up in the morning. Not worth waking up for, it will still be there. Dumb cat.

The litter box isn't far from my bed and some nights I swear he sits there and paws through that ting for ten minutes straight just to keep me awake.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 20, 2016 03:45 PM (39g3+)

230 >>>> That German Short Haired Pointer was very pretty. I watched the sporting and working dogs portion of the show.
Posted by: no good deed at February 20, 2016 03:37
------
That's not a breed I have seen in person, but I thought so too.
Interesting looking dog though it looked stoned for all the trophy pics. Oh man, the toy doggies though! Unnaturally pretty and well groomed.

Posted by: L, Elle at February 20, 2016 03:45 PM (2x3L+)

231 220
That German Short Haired Pointer was very pretty. I watched the sporting and working dogs portion of the show.

Posted by: no good deed at February 20, 2016 03:37 PM (GgxVX)


Is that the dog ace said totally ignored Shep Smith when it was on his show?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 20, 2016 03:46 PM (FsuaD)

232 Here's Misha:

http://stoatnet.org/mishasleep.jpg
http://stoatnet.org/mishaear.jpg

Posted by: hogmartin at February 20, 2016 03:46 PM (NA5LM)

233 My two semi-feral cats kill and eat errthing.

Rats, birds, squirrels, bugs, lizards, rabbits (especially the baby rabbits when they pop out of their momma's holes in the ground during spring), snakes, you name it they kill and eat it.

Or at least half of it. And they never puke at all.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 20, 2016 03:47 PM (ej1L0)

234 The boarding kennel I mentioned always has two or three resident cats that hang out on the counter. One time I asked about a new one they had. They named her Crystal. they'd wound up with her because her owner was busted for making crystal meth.

Posted by: stace at February 20, 2016 03:47 PM (ozZau)

235 We love animals in our house. Dogs, cats, horses, we've had them all. One of daughters spent years trying to get us to buy a pot-bellied pig as a pet. We used to get calls from breeders checking on us as owners before agreeing to ship to us. It was always an uncomfortable moment when we had to explain that my daughter was at it again! Now I'm kind of sorry we never did it.

Posted by: MTF at February 20, 2016 03:49 PM (TxJGV)

236 232
Here's Misha:



http://stoatnet.org/mishasleep.jpg

http://stoatnet.org/mishaear.jpg

Posted by: hogmartin at February 20, 2016 03:46 PM (NA5LM)


Awww, what a pretty kitty.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 20, 2016 03:50 PM (FsuaD)

237 I really miss having a dog. Last one, a GSP, died last April. I'm old enough now that if I got another one it would outlive me.

Posted by: wing at February 20, 2016 03:51 PM (0mK6J)

238 Jane, btw, that is the absolutest cutest kitteh pic with the kittehs curled up like that.

* ignoring this AtC stalker bob person *

Posted by: L, Elle at February 20, 2016 03:51 PM (2x3L+)

239 220-I think the Leonberger was awesome-trying to get at the treats in his handler's pockets!! Very cute. Also, wrong. The treats were in the other pocket.

We came this close to getting a Leonberger in Poland, but opted for a German Shepherd instead. She's adorable, but so, so worried about everything. Especially the cat. She really, really worries that the cat is going to do something stupid, so she tries to prevent it. By laying on the cat. The cat objects. Such is my life away from the horde.

I kinda wish we got the Leonberger.

Posted by: Moki at February 20, 2016 03:52 PM (7q2ch)

240 http://stoatnet.org/mishaear.jpg


I think grey cats are so beautiful.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 20, 2016 03:53 PM (w4NZ8)

241 238
Jane, btw, that is the absolutest cutest kitteh pic with the kittehs curled up like that.



* ignoring this AtC stalker bob person *

Posted by: L, Elle at February 20, 2016 03:51 PM (2x3L+)


Thanks! The only time they cuddle is when the weather is chilly.


You have a gorgeous baby, as well. One of my girlfriends and her husband have a "teenaged" Great Dane. It's up to 150 lbs.!

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 20, 2016 03:54 PM (FsuaD)

242 Posted by: bob in houston at February 20, 2016 03:42 PM (b7AU3)

Yikes! I've never known anyone to keep those, but at work, we had a brown recluse for awhile.
We found it in the locker room and put it in a jar in the kitchen so everyone could see what they look like and to watch out for them.

Then, of course, a couple of days later another gal and I killed it and discarded it, but left the jar tumped over with the lid off. Yes, the old "it's loose!!!" prank.

Posted by: stace at February 20, 2016 03:55 PM (ozZau)

243 >>We love animals in our house. Dogs, cats, horses, we've had them all. One of daughters spent years trying to get us to buy a pot-bellied pig as a pet

In addition to raising and competing with horses, my mom also coached some women's sports. It became sort of a tradition at the end of the season that the players would give my mom an animal to add to the menagerie.

One year, we got a baby pig. Cute little thing and smart as hell. I used to throw a tennis ball for him and he would push it back to me but his favorite game was hide and seek. He would "hide" under the hay in his stall and then spring out at me when I pretended I couldn't find him.

He grew really fast so we ended up trading him to a local pig farmer for a whole freezer full of pork products including some awesome bacon. Best tasting pet ever.

That'll do pig.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 20, 2016 03:55 PM (/tuJf)

244 Posted by: Lauren at February 20, 2016 02:30 PM (iweze)

And ours are named Eevee and Yuu, forgot to take vet assistants having to spell it into account when naming.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 20, 2016 03:57 PM (GDulk)

245 Spanky, the cat our son adopted when she was an orphan, we call our "puppy cat."

When she was a kitten she'd sit on her haunches with her front paws off the floor like a bunny, and when she wanted to be held (which was all the time), she'd hold up her front legs like a little child wanting to be picked up.

To this day, she rolls over for belly rubs. Even from strangers who come to the house.

Sadly, she's been diagnosed with diabetes.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 20, 2016 03:57 PM (FsuaD)

246 If the cats are throwing up hairballs, there is a product called cat lax that will help. If they are eating too fast like my cat, the only thing that helps is a golf ball or a spoon in the food.
Ava my bigger cat eats string, or a feather then throws up on the cat wheel, jumps off. Cat puke around the circumference of the wheel is fun to clean.

Posted by: CaliGirl at February 20, 2016 03:59 PM (egOGm)

247 We love animals in our house. Dogs, cats, horses, we've had them all.

Heck of a deal having a horse in the house.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 20, 2016 04:00 PM (FkBIv)

248 238
Jane, btw, that is the absolutest cutest kitteh pic with the kittehs curled up like that.



* ignoring this AtC stalker bob person *


Oh lordy no!!, no stalkering here, just thought it was a funny thing to call the dang thing when I found it, you know, small and deadly and all that.

Posted by: bob in houston at February 20, 2016 04:02 PM (b7AU3)

249 We love animals in our house. Dogs, cats, horses, we've had them all.


---------------------------
Heck of a deal having a horse in the house.



Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 20, 2016 04:00 PM (FkBIv)


Yeah, I was contemplating the square footage, considering being envious until I figured out there are no such things as litter boxes for horses.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 20, 2016 04:02 PM (TOk1P)

250 Dexter loves to be carried around. Its the only cat I've ever known like this. He purrs and purrs the instant you pick him up, its the strangest thing. He will meow in protest if he's doing something else and doesn't want to be interrupted, then he's all happy.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 20, 2016 04:02 PM (39g3+)

251 Okay, me and Chi and MisHum are all doggeh people. Despite my love for Juno, Tucker, and Dreamer-Derry-Darbie (all our doggehs), the kittehs win this weekend.

Hammers cat with the AoS comment screen on his monitor made me laugh. The rest of the kitteh pics made me happy

Posted by: L, Elle at February 20, 2016 04:03 PM (2x3L+)

252 Misha is pretty. Thanks for sharing.

Posted by: CaliGirl at February 20, 2016 04:03 PM (egOGm)

253 So it's 60+ out in February and kitteh has gone out to enjoy the weather.
Then come in and thrown up all over the rug.

Posted by: DaveA at February 20, 2016 04:03 PM (DL2i+)

254 245 Sadly, she's been diagnosed with diabetes.


Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 20, 2016 03:57 PM (FsuaD)

We had a cat with diabetes. The vet said we could give him shots or try some special food that he had. We tried the food and it worked for years but he finally succumbed to kidney problems.

BTW, that "special food" wasn't cheap either.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 20, 2016 04:03 PM (t2KH5)

255 "I looked at local stray dogs, but they wanted to inspect my place, then come back and inspect later to see if I was still worthy, as I recall. Right, some PETA nut trying to find their purpose in life. I'd be good to the dog, but the PETA nut would be in danger."

Illinwek - I can almost guarantee you that the shelter rep had no connection to PETA, or HSUS for that matter... HSUS and PETA are nothing but lobbying organizations and do very little grass-roots work to help animals.

Unrelated, UIUC grad? Wifey and I spent a few years there while she was going through veterinary school.

Posted by: Dissonant Cognizance at February 20, 2016 04:04 PM (4C9aX)

256 I had a horse I'd play with like a dog. I'd go in the pasture and chase him, and then he'd spin around, flatten his ears, and run at me like he was going to kill me. I'd wave my arms at him and he'd rear up, wheel around and take off, with me chasing him again. We'd play this game for an hour.

My mom would be standing at the kitchen window watching and nearly having a heart attack.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 20, 2016 04:04 PM (FsuaD)

257 ...there are no such things as litter boxes for horses.


Posted by: BurtTC at February 20, 2016 04:02 PM (TOk1P)


... and if there was..... [shudder]

Posted by: BurtTC at February 20, 2016 04:04 PM (TOk1P)

258 thanks you clarified, bob in Houston.

All is well.

Posted by: L, Elle at February 20, 2016 04:04 PM (2x3L+)

259 L. Elle check that email box. Hope the picture arrived.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 20, 2016 04:05 PM (fvWBx)

260 Pets.


Are a delicious and nutritious protein boost in your grass and gravel soup!

Posted by: Bernie's Ministry of Plenty at February 20, 2016 04:07 PM (+nvTC)

261 You know, its unrelated to pets but I've been watching several house sales shows on Netflix lately; flip/Flop, Property Brothers, etc. And they can be fun, but... the language they use, the terminology is just obnoxious.

First off, its not an "ensuite" its just a master bath.

Second, if you repeat terms like "open concept" 2038120471 times, they stop being informative and become incredibly annoying.

And what is with the fixation with french doors and wood flooring? I swear real estate and designers are mindless sheep, they all follow exactly the same template like a brainless lemming.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 20, 2016 04:08 PM (39g3+)

262 I once had a calico cat named jigsaw. Y'know, puzzle? Yeah it wasn't really worth the allergies for just that one joke. She lived 12 years.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 20, 2016 04:08 PM (kTF2Z)

263
We had a cat with diabetes. The vet said we
could give him shots or try some special food that he had. We tried the
food and it worked for years but he finally succumbed to kidney
problems.

BTW, that "special food" wasn't cheap either.


Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 20, 2016 04:03 PM (t2KH5)


Vet prescribed kitty food for both cats (they both have sensitive/itchy skin) and it's really pricey.

When we return from our two-week trip, we're going to start Spanky on twice-daily insulin injections. Vet said it would be okay to wait until then. Son is going to house-sit, but he has a busy schedule with school, work, and running back to his apartment to check on his and his roommate's dog.

The vet said the cheapest place to get the insulin is Walmart, because they actually make their own. $25 vs. $100 elsewhere.

So, yay! to starting the daily injections. /s She's 14, so hopefully it will give her a few more years. This morning she was running around the house like a kitten on speed.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 20, 2016 04:08 PM (FsuaD)

264 L, Elle - our oldest Akita is named Juno. Still love that name.

Posted by: Dissonant Cognizance at February 20, 2016 04:08 PM (4C9aX)

265 If any of you sick bastiges have rodents as pets, they will get no AoS face time.

Posted by: L, Elle at February 20, 2016 04:08 PM (2x3L+)

266 Rodents? I thought Gaylord was ValJar's pet....

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 20, 2016 04:09 PM (fvWBx)

267 If any of you sick bastiges have rodents as pets, they will get no AoS face time.

aww....

Posted by: Ben at February 20, 2016 04:10 PM (39g3+)

268
And along those lines, keep a tarantula as a pet?--WTF?

Posted by: iforgot at February 20, 2016 03:00 PM (YOxw1)


I was living in a no-dog/cat apartment when I bought my tarantula. It was part novelty, part low cost/maintenance critter to watch. I knew nothing about them except they ate insects and needed water. Two days after I bought it the tarantula molted and I had no idea what was happening. It looked like something out of a horror movie - writhing for hours, 16 legs and assorted other extra parts. I was totally aghast until it was all over and I realized what had happened.

Next, it hung upside down from the screen I put over its bowl and I thought it would never come down. So I bought a deeper bowl and tried to figure out how to transfer it to its new home. Unfortunately, I held it above me while doing so, and wasn't wearing a shirt at the time. So I went to the ER covered with extremely itchy bumps all over me from the waist up. The doc laughed at me, gave me some benadryl and told me that the abdomen hairs caused it.

Then I found out feeding it was great fun. If it wasn't hungry it wouldn't do anything and I'd remove the insect. But when it was hungry it would pounce on the bug and pump venom into it while its meal struggled in its death throes. Then it would stuff its prey halfway into itself and turn it every now and as everything but the exoskeleton melted into a glob. It also ate baby mice and afterwards would leave behind a little ball made of baby mice bones glued together.

The best was when I found a black beetle nearly two inches long with mandibles that could easily bite off one of the tarantula's legs. Figuring on a fight on the death I threw it in the bowl. The tarantula was on it in the blink of an eye. It turned it sideways, sunk its fangs into it and spread its legs out so that the beetle couldn't bite back. The beetle would struggle for 10-15 minutes and when it stopped the tarantula would squat a little, pumping more venom into it and the beetle would start wriggling again. This went on for hours.

I wouldn't buy another one but it was fun at the time. No muss, no fuss, no noise. It could go months without feeding.

Perhaps the best time, though, was when my friend's sister was giving both of us a raft of crap. I put the tarantula over a piece of paper and stroked its abdomen with a paintbrush. My buddy then shook the paper out into one of his sister's bra cups. She broke out in a terrible rash and proclaimed she'd never do her laundry at her boyfriend's house again. Heh!

Posted by: Ed Anger at February 20, 2016 04:10 PM (RcpcZ)

269 Doggy cartoon:

http://www.gocomics.com/dogeatdoug

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 20, 2016 04:11 PM (n22zQ)

270 Oh Mike Hammer, is this what your cat aspires to be???

http://www.ufunk.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/selection-du-weekend-180-18.jpg

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 20, 2016 04:12 PM (fvWBx)

271 >>> Posted by: Dissonant Cognizance at February 20, 2016
------
Don't know that breed.
* Looking up Akita *

I'm a Greek/Roman mythology geek weird-ress.
Juno's middle name is Dianna. Goddess of the Hunt.

Posted by: L, Elle at February 20, 2016 04:12 PM (2x3L+)

272 L, Elle, I volunteered to "rat sit" two domesticated rats that belonged to our class during Christmas break when I was a little kid and we were living in Germany.

Mother was less than thrilled. I do remember them as being really smart and affectionate. And clean.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 20, 2016 04:12 PM (FsuaD)

273 I don't have a problem with cat vomit, I have a cat who is a cutter

Vanya and Katya lived at my old house and got along fine. Then Katya died and I was leaving Meijer one day and there was a guy in a suit with an SUV parked nearby and two kids with a cage full of kittens. Turns out he had a barn cat and he wasn't able to catch her to get her fixed. So there I am, arms full of groceries, and some doe-eyed sprog holds up a gray kitten and says "hey mister, do you want a kitten"

FFFFFFUUUUCCCCCC yes I will take your kitten.

So I went back and got a carrier and some other stuff and brought Misha back home. He got along OK except he never seemed to learn when to stop playing; when Vanya was done with it Misha would keep attacking and gnawing on his neck. Fast forward a few years, and Misha now lives with my parents but Vanya is still a wreck. The open sores on his neck from Misha he kick/scratches and sprays blood all over, his tail is like an hourglass because of the one spot he compulsively licks the fur from, and his tummy is raw and bare from compulsive cleaning. The vet has found no disease or parasites. I'm seriously considering Kitty prozac or similar because he sleeps all day in the computer chair, comes downstairs crying, eats his food, cries some more, and goes back upstairs. I'd say he misses attention and affection, but if I go near him he scrambles down to a hiding place in the basement.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 20, 2016 04:13 PM (NA5LM)

274 I don't know how you guys with, um, diverse pets do it.
I mean different colors.
When that black cat Spooky was here it drove me nuts.

Everything major thing we have from furniture to flooring to drapes is chosen to blend with Golden Retriever hair. Then we get these itty-bitty black hairs. Sheesh.
It was awful. You actually had to vacuum.

(I denounce myself for raaaaacism.)

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 20, 2016 04:13 PM (T/5A0)

275 " our oldest Akita is named Juno. "

We have some friends who had a beautiful Akita. She just recently died but she was the sweetest dog ever.

Posted by: Lauren at February 20, 2016 04:14 PM (Dwl2T)

276 We had a cat that we had to give the insulin shots to. Lived over ten years after we started the shots

Posted by: wing at February 20, 2016 04:15 PM (0mK6J)

277 I miss our dogs. A rescue lab mix and we had a blue heeler.

Posted by: CaliGirl at February 20, 2016 04:15 PM (egOGm)

278 My little kitteh, WeaselCat v.2, had bladder stones and is on a special diet to keep them from forming again. Which means WeaselCat v.1 has to also be on the special diet, too. The food is expensive, but I don't care.

Posted by: Weasel at February 20, 2016 04:16 PM (e3bId)

279 Akita. Beautiful doggeh, Dissonant.

Posted by: L, Elle at February 20, 2016 04:16 PM (2x3L+)

280 Nevada caucuses are tight right now.

Posted by: logprof at February 20, 2016 04:17 PM (GpuL7)

281 I wish I knew how to turn cat pictures into gold. When I boiled them they just turned into mush.
Nood up!

Posted by: Eromero at February 20, 2016 04:18 PM (zLDYs)

282 The unexpected part of doing this pet thread is all the sad departed pet stories.

I'm not a weepy person, but it's so damn dusty in here.

Posted by: L, Elle at February 20, 2016 04:18 PM (2x3L+)

283
We had a cat with diabetes. The vet said we could give him shots or try some special food that he had. We tried the food and it worked for years but he finally succumbed to kidney problems.

BTW, that "special food" wasn't cheap either.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 20, 2016 04:03 PM (t2KH5)


My late creamsickle cat died from kidney failure. I, too, fed it vet prescribed food - Purina N IIRC. It cost about twice as much as normal food. And since it worked for years it was worth it.

Posted by: Ed Anger at February 20, 2016 04:18 PM (RcpcZ)

284 276
We had a cat that we had to give the insulin shots to. Lived over ten years after we started the shots

Posted by: wing at February 20, 2016 04:15 PM (0mK6J)


That's good to know. Our last two kitties both lived to be 18. Hope these two live at least that long.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 20, 2016 04:19 PM (FsuaD)

285 CaliGirl, I had a blue heeler for 16 years. Her name was my kid's first word. She helped raise him.

I hope you'll send in some pics of your cool kittehs.

Posted by: stace at February 20, 2016 04:20 PM (ozZau)

286 Floaty Open Thread is back!

Posted by: rickl at February 20, 2016 04:21 PM (sdi6R)

287 The Boss Man revived his Floating Open Thread thingy upstairs if anyone wants to talk about NV and politics.

Posted by: L, Elle at February 20, 2016 04:21 PM (2x3L+)

288 286
Floaty Open Thread is back!

Posted by: rickl at February 20, 2016 04:21 PM (sdi6R)


"Floaty" always makes me think of the movie, "It."

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 20, 2016 04:22 PM (FsuaD)

289 Just got back from the county flea markets. They had a table set up with rescue Greyhounds for adoption. They had about five different dogs there you could pet and check out. I have no experience with Greyhounds but they are a good looking dog. They are bigger than I thought they would be. Santas Little Helper on the Simpsons doesn't look that big.

Posted by: Jubal Anderson Early at February 20, 2016 04:23 PM (RdP/w)

290 My most unusual pet ever was a pink sea cucumber. It lived in a canal in Venice, California and I would visit it when I walked along the beach. Much easier to care for than our current dogs and cats.

Posted by: KT at February 20, 2016 04:26 PM (qahv/)

291 Cats are one of the few creatures that can "get over" diabetes, depending on how bad it is.

Weirdest damned thing, the vet told me it could happen, and sure enough, my 19 year old female got over it years ago.

Now she's just completely senile, but so it goes.

Posted by: Chupacabra at February 20, 2016 04:26 PM (k1gv+)

292 Greyhounds are very calm and sweet dogs.

Posted by: Weasel at February 20, 2016 04:26 PM (e3bId)

293 High protein, that's the trick for diabetic cats. Doesn't necessarily be the special diabetic cat food.

Posted by: Chupacabra at February 20, 2016 04:27 PM (k1gv+)

294
I'm not a weepy person, but it's so damn dusty in here.
Posted by: L, Elle at February 20, 2016 04:18 PM (2x3L+)

I know. One of my neighbors says pets help us learn how to live, and how to die. My mom lost her little fishing buddy, a min. schnauzer, right before New Years.

One thing that helped us during our blue heeler's decline was a kitten that literally followed my husband and me home on our walk on a 100 degree day. That tough little bastard and our old dog became best buds, and he made us laugh when we were getting sad about the dog. It would crack me up to see those two walk into the room together. Here comes trouble!

Posted by: stace at February 20, 2016 04:27 PM (ozZau)

295
#273: Posted by: hogmartin at February 20, 2016 04:13 PM (NA5LM)

Are the raw spots on your cat? My cat used to lick himself raw under his arm. He seemed compulsive - doing it for hours at a time.

Our vet cured him with steroids. He said cats will lick an itchy spot until it gets irritated, causing him to lick it more, creating a cycle. If that's what's going on you should suggest it to your vet.

Posted by: Ed Anger at February 20, 2016 04:28 PM (RcpcZ)

296 Since Ace is up, I presume this thread will end soon.
You guys, seriously, send us your pet pics!
petmorons at the g male dot com

Anyone who sends us a pic, it will get showtime on the AoS eventually. I promise. Just be patient. We have gotten so many already. Give us time. Your pet will show up and eventually get the 15 mins of required fame at the AoS.

Just no rodents. Those pics get bounced and fed to snakes.

Posted by: L, Elle at February 20, 2016 04:28 PM (2x3L+)

297 The diabetics sister was put to sleep last week. Found a service that came right to the house and took her away in a pretty little basket.

I always thought she'd outlast us all, but she crashed and crashed fast.

Posted by: Chupacabra at February 20, 2016 04:29 PM (k1gv+)

298 Here is a NSFW dog cartoon

http://preview.tinyurl.com/gpfafbp

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at February 20, 2016 04:29 PM (hVdx9)

299 Stace,
Excellent job with the heeler. 16 years that is phenomenal. Ours made it to 13. I miss her. Heelers are the smartest dogs.

Posted by: CaliGirl at February 20, 2016 04:33 PM (egOGm)

300 Greyhounds are very calm and sweet dogs.

Every grayhound I've known has been really nice and friendly and gentle. But they are notoriously fragile and sickly from all I've read.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 20, 2016 04:33 PM (39g3+)

301 This is my new favorite thread.

Posted by: Weasel at February 20, 2016 04:40 PM (e3bId)

302 Posted by: Ed Anger at February 20, 2016 04:28 PM (RcpcZ)

I might try that, thanks. I spent months smearing antibiotic ointment on his neck sore and knew the whole time he was going to just kick it open once it scabbed up. Combined with his cry -> go downstairs -> cry -> eat food, drink water, use the litter box -> cry -> go upstairs, I think he has some issues beyond the crusty sores though.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 20, 2016 04:44 PM (NA5LM)

303 Our cat gets the itchy, groom it til it's a raw spot thing on occasion.

We found that just giving him a bath helps.

Not that that is easy

Posted by: PMRich at February 20, 2016 04:46 PM (w5Qj0)

304 I chuckle when I see a "lost cat"

Hey, outside cats get lost, stuck in garages, etc.
Or she's adopted by someone in the next development, not eaten by coyotes.

Posted by: DaveA at February 20, 2016 04:47 PM (DL2i+)

305 L, Elle - Thanks! We picked Juno for the same reason. There is also some crossover to Japanese mythology, which was cool since Akitas are originally a Japanese breed. Dane's are awesome dogs, truly gentle giants. If you're planning on spaying her, you may want to look into laparoscopic gastropexy at the same time. Not every vet does it, but it will greatly improve your girl's chances if she ever bloats (and Dane's are unfortunately prone)...

Lauren - which state? Wifey breeds and shows and more often than not when we ask where somebody got their Akita we end up knowing the breeder. We love the breed, but they are a handful...

Posted by: Dissonant Cognizance at February 20, 2016 04:47 PM (4C9aX)

306 There's an organization called Friends of Felines here. They take good care of cats, spay/neuter them, tag them, and so on. Then you can adopt for pretty cheap.

So we got a couple kitties from them, and they were great. But Zhai got some godawful rare disease I can't even pronounced, and died. And Coal apparently managed to lick the flea killing stuff from her back and died a horrendous death. So we tried a third, and while Cruiser was a really sweet cat and more affectionate than a lonely puppy, he got cancer and died.

So we stopped getting cats from them.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 20, 2016 04:55 PM (39g3+)

307 >>> Posted by: Dissonant Cognizance at February 20, 2016 04:47 PM (4C9aX)
---
Love your comment!
My vet is the bestest vet. I got her stomach tacked at the same time that I got her spayed.
My dog breeder was also the best and forewarned me about the bloat.


Posted by: L, Elle at February 20, 2016 04:58 PM (2x3L+)

308 What's the email to send in pet pics? Parents surprised me last weekend getting a ... errr... chihuahua mix? Not really sure, maybe the Horde can figure it out.

Posted by: ReactionaryMonster at February 20, 2016 04:58 PM (1D4Ef)

309 If any of you sick bastiges have rodents as pets, they will get no AoS face time.

No hamsters? No guinea pigs? Not even capybaras?

(Full Disclosure: Does not own hamster, guinea pigs, or capybaras)

Posted by: Brother Cavil, hither and yon at February 20, 2016 04:59 PM (D0J8L)

310 Oh, I see it now. Silly me to skip the comments.

Posted by: ReactionaryMonster at February 20, 2016 05:00 PM (1D4Ef)

311 Fi, keep the Chihuahua away from Gaylord... he might think its Mexican take-out.

And in other news, my Neverwinter account still exists.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 20, 2016 05:04 PM (fvWBx)

312 Awwwww.

Tried sending mine but work was blocking any outgoing attachments. Will try again.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 20, 2016 05:20 PM (hlMPp)

313 Never played Neverwinter online. I did sign up for EverQuest Next beta, not sure what to expect with that.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 20, 2016 05:23 PM (39g3+)

314 142 posted by logprof at February 20, 2016 02:58 PM (STcIm)

The first dog I remember was my dog named Bobo. I named her myself. (I was 2 1/2 years old.) She was the puppy of my mom's dog, Fritzi, which I don't remember. Actually, there was another dog I remember from the dark days of my past, but he wasn't my pet. His name was Jack, and he had two different-colored eyes. He scared me.

Posted by: California Girl at February 20, 2016 05:27 PM (l+qoZ)

315 I chuckle when I see a "lost cat" sign on a telephone pole, especially if it has a pic on it.



"Dear Lost Cat Owner: you cat isn't lost, it just doesn't like you any more and is probably auditioning new staff right now."
---

LOL. I must be quite an efficient servant in the eyes of my cat.

She will NOT go outside, and if she is near the door when I get near it, she runs away. I've had appliances delivered with the door propped open and I don't have to worry about her. She is behind the couch, in full "Mommy, there are other people in the house. STRANGER DANGER MOMMY!"

Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD at February 20, 2016 05:33 PM (7FH+T)

316 *F

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 20, 2016 05:39 PM (wYnyS)

317 oops

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 20, 2016 05:40 PM (wYnyS)

318 Hi all thanks for checking the thread out

Bloat sucks. Large chested dogs are prone to it.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 20, 2016 05:41 PM (voOPb)

319 *F;

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 20, 2016 05:44 PM (wYnyS)

320 >>>Just no rodents. Those pics get bounced and fed to snakes.


Don't mess with L, Elle she'll rip your lungs out

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 20, 2016 05:44 PM (voOPb)

321 double oops

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 20, 2016 05:44 PM (wYnyS)

322 Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 20, 2016 05:41 PM (voOPb)

Thanks to you and L, Elle. This is a rewarding thread much like the Book Thread and I know your work is appreciated!

By next week I'll have dog pics for you!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 20, 2016 05:46 PM (wYnyS)

323 one of my terriers has a partially torn ACL from trying to get at a possum sitting on top of the fence. persistent little bugger
Posted by: ThunderB at February 20, 2016 03:03 PM

Our 90 lb lab torn her ACL but good.
Had to have surgery, then a second time because of infection. Cost over $3000 all total. She's 5.5 yo and better live a good long time after that!

Posted by: Farmer at February 20, 2016 05:48 PM (o/90i)

324 Great thread but now we have two above it.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 20, 2016 05:54 PM (t2KH5)

325 Posted by: Hrothgar at February 20, 2016 05:44 PM (wYnyS)

Always looking for pet pics. Just be patient lot of them to post. I guess that is thread security.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 20, 2016 06:00 PM (voOPb)

326 Vic-we have no party at February 20, 2016 05:54 PM (t2KH5)

Thanks Vic. I enjoy the kind words

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 20, 2016 06:01 PM (voOPb)

327 Thanks SO MUCH to Mis Hum, Chi, L, Elle and ace for letting us have this thread.

A real palate refresher from all the politics.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 20, 2016 06:12 PM (FsuaD)

328 Love, love and love the post!

Looking forward to the next Pet Post!!

Posted by: LaughingOutLoud! at February 20, 2016 06:31 PM (jfpNK)

329 Wait, wasn't it V the K that at one time long ago had a rat named Rugby? like LGF hayday long time ago?

Posted by: bob in houston at February 20, 2016 06:35 PM (b7AU3)

330 Stringing out images works well, that way you never run out

I'll try to get a more adorable picture of Dexter, but he's really camera shy.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 20, 2016 06:39 PM (39g3+)

331 Great idea for a regular thread!
BTW, there have been occasional inquiries about the ever growing practice of having to sign legal papers when adopting a pet from a shelter, to the effect that you are now the "guardian" of the pet and will look out for the well being of the pet, etc. There is a reason for this practice.
The reason is because certain animals being adopted by certain parties were, at times, found to be destined for the dinner pot. Yes.

Posted by: navybrat at February 20, 2016 06:47 PM (8QGte)

332 "Bloat sucks. Large chested dogs are prone to it."

Yup, especially large chested dogs with significant tuck up (deep chest and narrower stomach area, vertically)... Really sucks because a lot of studies have been done and nobody has been able to identify reliable risk factors or causes. The only good thing is that if you catch it fast enough, it is survivable (but it can be pricey)... Dry heaving, wretching, unproductive vomiting, and inability to get comfortable? Get thee to an emergency vet stat.

Posted by: Dissonant Cognizance at February 20, 2016 07:06 PM (4C9aX)

333 Posted by: Dissonant Cognizance at February 20, 2016 07:06 PM (4C9aX)

I have two emergency Vets on Speed Dial!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 20, 2016 07:11 PM (wYnyS)

334 Posted by: Dissonant Cognizance at February 20, 2016 07:06 PM (4C9aX)

I also believe it is hereditary

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 20, 2016 07:25 PM (voOPb)

335 265
If any of you sick bastiges have rodents as pets, they will get no AoS face time.

Posted by: L, Elle at February 20, 2016 04:08 PM (2x3L+)

Aw, I love little mice! We used to have a little mouse, Wendy. My younger son, when he was three, wanted a mouse, and I told him to ask his dad, the non-animal lover, knowing he would say "No." Ha! We got the mouse the next day. She was the sweetest, little white mouse; she came when called and would sit on my shoulder while I cleaned the mouse house. (Which is the reason I didn't want a mouse in the first place. I knew who would have to clean up after it.) Wendy lived three long, happy years. Even survived being carried around the house in the mouth of our kitty, Isabelle, while we chased her trying to save Wendy. Fun times!

Posted by: California Girl at February 20, 2016 07:44 PM (l+qoZ)

336 Got to the pet thread late, and I guess it's about past done now. Not as much dusty-eyes as the initial one, but lots of great stuff, happy and sad.

My little yellow fuzzy buddy Charlie cat had a scary open sore on his neck this week. Don't know what it was. The night I discovered it, I thought we'd be rushing him to the vet first thing in the morning, but it healed up so much overnight, we just cleaned it and waited. Seems to be all better now.

Next week, maybe I'll relate the joyous and tragic story of how Charlie came to live with us.

By the way, Bluebird of Bitterness frequently has some great collections of animal pix. Here's some "copy cats" from last week:
http://bit.ly/copy-cat-bob

Posted by: mindful webworker - arf arf it is to larf at February 20, 2016 08:07 PM (ACs58)

337 Another wonderful pet thread! Great pictures and so much fun to see peoples pets.

Posted by: goon at February 21, 2016 06:40 AM (gy5kE)

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