Ace of Spades Pet Thread [Misanthropic Humanitarian]

Summon the Corgis

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Another pet thread, another piece of furniture. And so the beat goes on. Command your pet to fetch you a sammich and a cold beverage, here we go with some animal news.


Speaking of healthy cats, Moron Cliff sent in a photo of his kitten, Sophie. After surviving a trip to the vet, the poor little thing had to wear the cone of shame.

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Looks like Ricardo Kill's dog is a spoiled couch critter. Who would have thought?

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Anna Puma's Ra-Ra. Kitty was born without a tail and was blinded in one eye when younger. Perhaps it should have been named Lucky.
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Here are some showboat cats. Brewerpatriot submitted this photo.
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These cats owned by Lady in Black appear to live a very rough life.

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Sir Hamster has a little dog. HIs name is Lil D, an angelic little canine.
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Here is moron Levi's Aussie Lucy who had been swimming. Looks like a hair dryer is needed at the moment.

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'Ette Barb sent in this cute picture of Sammy, part Golden Retriever part Corgi. Talk about a blended family.
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Skip has his cat Cinnamon ready for the big game.
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Well that wraps up another AoS Pet Thread. If you would like to submit a photo of your pet please send to petmorons at gee mail dot com. Please include your nic, your pet's name and any other information you wish to share. Please be patient with us as we get to all of the pet photos submitted to date.

If you have any pet tips or pet news you would like to share we can be reached at petmorons at gee mail dot com. Thank you Horde.

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Comments

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1 It's back!

Posted by: Adrienne at March 05, 2016 02:08 PM (9Ia+W)

2 OMG CUTE OVERLOAD!!!!!

Posted by: votermom at March 05, 2016 02:11 PM (cbfNE)

3 The two black cats are gorgeous. Their ilk often have a hard lot in life. Glad to see that these are well loved.

Posted by: torquewrench at March 05, 2016 02:13 PM (noWW6)

4

5 minute delay ... Teh Summoning needs work ...

Posted by: Arbalest at March 05, 2016 02:14 PM (FlRtG)

5 the horde have hearts of gold and really cute cats and dogs.

Posted by: PaleRider at March 05, 2016 02:16 PM (tq5N4)

6 What good looking pets the Horde has. Some real beauties

Posted by: L, Elle at March 05, 2016 02:19 PM (NJ+n1)

7 Had a Corgi for 14 years
best dog ever

Posted by: Wyoming Lurer at March 05, 2016 02:21 PM (a0m5R)

8 Return of the Corgi thread!

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at March 05, 2016 02:21 PM (oVJmc)

9 Everybody must be outside walking their pets thru their freshly planted gardens

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 05, 2016 02:21 PM (voOPb)

10 Oldest cat I ever had lived to just shy of his 19th b-day. All black: nose, whiskers, paw pads, inside of his ears. I called him Black Bart. Smart as can be, that one.

Amazingly healthy up till the last few days. When he went, he went fast. Due to his age I thought I had prepared myself, but I hadn't. It always hurts like hell to lose a pet.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at March 05, 2016 02:22 PM (HMt16)

11 Lurker

Posted by: Wyoming Lurker at March 05, 2016 02:22 PM (a0m5R)

12 Is this the food thread?

Posted by: Barack Obama at March 05, 2016 02:22 PM (V/11D)

13 Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at March 05, 2016 02:21 PM (oVJmc)

So you saw my boo-boo from the other day when I was working on the pet thread?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 05, 2016 02:22 PM (voOPb)

14
'Ette Barb sent in this cute picture of Sammy, part Golden Retriever part Corgi.


Our Sammy is part Basset, part Corgi.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at March 05, 2016 02:22 PM (oVJmc)

15 Those two sinister looking black cats look like tribbles with eyes, evil eyes.

Posted by: Dr. Fang, Herbs Я We at March 05, 2016 02:23 PM (Tamad)

16
So you saw my boo-boo from the other day when I was working on the pet thread?


Yeah, the morning folks were confused for a while...

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at March 05, 2016 02:23 PM (oVJmc)

17 My kittehs are wrestling over a toy mouse dipped in catnip right now.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 05, 2016 02:23 PM (t2KH5)

18 WhatWhatWhat., yup the worst part of being a pet owner is their passing

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 05, 2016 02:23 PM (voOPb)

19 part Golden Retriever part Corgi

That had to be awkward.

Or did someone put the Corgi up to it?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at March 05, 2016 02:24 PM (Xo1Rt)

20 Lordy, what cuties! This is fast becoming my favorite thread.

Posted by: IC at March 05, 2016 02:24 PM (zK6nG)

21 26 years. Hats off to Corduroy.

Have some catnip, buddy. You've earned it.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at March 05, 2016 02:25 PM (HMt16)

22 Based on the pics we have gotten, labs are the most popular dog among the Horde.

Posted by: L, Elle at March 05, 2016 02:26 PM (NJ+n1)

23 I so want a pet but my living space is kinda cramped and I hate to pen an animal in or have a caged one of any kind.

I may go volunteer at a shelter but I don't know if they take any help.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at March 05, 2016 02:26 PM (Xo1Rt)

24 Labs are the #1 dog in the USA.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at March 05, 2016 02:27 PM (Xo1Rt)

25 Doggehs!

Posted by: Insomniac at March 05, 2016 02:27 PM (0mRoj)

26 Skip, your cat is high-larious.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 05, 2016 02:28 PM (9ym/8)

27 Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at March 05, 2016 02:26 PM (Xo1Rt)

Actually a kennel/crate for a dog is a good thing.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 05, 2016 02:28 PM (voOPb)

28 Or did someone put the Corgi up to it?
Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at March 05, 2016 02:24 PM (Xo1Rt)


Could be IVF.

Posted by: Barack Obama at March 05, 2016 02:28 PM (V/11D)

29 24 Labs are the #1 dog in the USA.


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#Blacklabsmatter!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at March 05, 2016 02:28 PM (kTF2Z)

30 Wait, dogs can do laundry?
* looks at Juno *

Why isn't she doing my laundry? Lazy puppy.

Posted by: L, Elle at March 05, 2016 02:28 PM (NJ+n1)

31 >>I may go volunteer at a shelter but I don't know if they take any help.

My mom volunteers at her local shelter. Don't know about your particular area but in my experience shelters love having volunteers help out.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 05, 2016 02:29 PM (/tuJf)

32 #alllabsmatter

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 05, 2016 02:29 PM (voOPb)

33 Yeah, I know. Not very original. My snark fu is weak today. Great looking pets though!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at March 05, 2016 02:30 PM (kTF2Z)

34

Happy Caturday!

Posted by: Xarlos Danger at March 05, 2016 02:31 PM (qul7b)

35 That's ok Duke, I'm just being doofus

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 05, 2016 02:31 PM (voOPb)

36 Ricardo, what's your dogs name?

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 05, 2016 02:31 PM (egOGm)

37 23 I may go volunteer at a shelter but I don't know if they take any help.


Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at March 05, 2016 02:26 PM (Xo1Rt)

The one here does.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 05, 2016 02:32 PM (t2KH5)

38 I have two black cats, both shorthairs. One I think is vaguely Siamese and is a second-hand cat, the other was born under the shed and I brought him in because he posed so fetchingly on a pumpkin by my door when he was a kitten.
(I think his mom was the feral that would abandon her litters)

In the summer they like to go out in the cool morning and wrassle in the back yard

Posted by: Kindltot at March 05, 2016 02:32 PM (q2o38)

39 Hey Mis Hum

What type of back surgery are you having?

Posted by: JackStraw at March 05, 2016 02:32 PM (/tuJf)

40 "Ricardo, what's your dogs name?'


Brody.


*I didn't name him.*

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 05, 2016 02:34 PM (9ym/8)

41 You folks kindly encouraged me to keep a journal
of puppy stories. It has been fun. Figured I could post a couple of them each thread.

The first one is about something cute that happened by accident. Our last three pups, toy poodles, were too small to let them sleep with us. If I rolled over in the night I could have done them serious injury. (Their combined weight was under twenty pounds.) We had a pen big enough for them to curl up in together to sleep or if we were out of the house. They learned that "bed" said in a certain tone meant they were to go into the pen. After they got the idea they would troop into the pen, nose to tail, biggest first, and settle into their preferred spots on the pad and blankets. They looked for all the world like a parade of tiny, furry elephants in a circus.

Posted by: JTB at March 05, 2016 02:34 PM (FvdPb)

42 It's funny how critters humanize people, even anonymous Morons.

"I hate every thing you stand for and your arguments are specious and...OH! What a cute puppy! Where did you get him? Oh how adorable he's humping my leg".

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 05, 2016 02:35 PM (1xUj/)

43 What type of back surgery are you having?

Posted by: JackStraw at March 05, 2016 02:32 PM (/tuJf)

They're removing his spine so he can be an establishment Republican.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 05, 2016 02:37 PM (Zu3d9)

44 Ra-Ra looks like my semi-feral Momma Cat. Momma Cat is a stone cold killer but she plays nice most of the time. She has even bowed up on me before and drew blood. She is mellowing as she gets older.

Does anyone know what Corgis were bred for as in to hunt? Or are they just for show?

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at March 05, 2016 02:37 PM (ej1L0)

45 40 "Ricardo, what's your dogs name?'


Brody.


*I didn't name him.*
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 05, 2016 02:34 PM (9ym/

You're gonna need a bigger boat.

Posted by: Insomniac at March 05, 2016 02:37 PM (0mRoj)

46 Jack I'm having a Laminectomy for spinal stenosis

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 05, 2016 02:37 PM (voOPb)

47 No kitty!

Kitty NO!!

Posted by: eleven at March 05, 2016 02:37 PM (qUNWi)

48 Corgis are problem solvers. Cross-breeds are therefore rarely a surprise.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at March 05, 2016 02:37 PM (oVJmc)

49 >>They're removing his spine so he can be an establishment Republican.

heh

Posted by: JackStraw at March 05, 2016 02:38 PM (/tuJf)

50 Corgis are a herding dog. My mid kids has one. She likes to heard up the setters

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 05, 2016 02:39 PM (voOPb)

51 23: BC I think most shelters would love to have volunteers come in. Helps the pets be more adoptable if they are well socialized. Small living space is probably not a big deal for dogs since they use small dens in the wild -IF you have time in the day to take them out for regular exercise.

Posted by: PaleRider at March 05, 2016 02:39 PM (tq5N4)

52 Chuckles at CDB & JackStraw

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 05, 2016 02:39 PM (voOPb)

53 I sent you one of my kitteh.

Posted by: steevy at March 05, 2016 02:40 PM (B48dK)

54 My sister had a corgi.


Dumbest dog I ever knew.

Posted by: eleven at March 05, 2016 02:41 PM (qUNWi)

55 >>Jack I'm having a Laminectomy for spinal stenosis

I had that done as part of my back operation. It really did the trick for me. Good luck.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 05, 2016 02:41 PM (/tuJf)

56 "You're gonna need a bigger boat."


The boat is my biggest problem. Lest I wouldn't me out here.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 05, 2016 02:42 PM (9ym/8)

57 50 Corgis are a herding dog. My mid kids has one. She likes to heard up the setters

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 05, 2016 02:39 PM (voOPb



Particularly cattle herding.

Posted by: buzzion at March 05, 2016 02:42 PM (zt+N6)

58 Wow. Replace the word "feminist" with "eskimo" or "Nigerian", and it gets to be a funny read...

Posted by: James T Kirk at March 05, 2016 02:43 PM (e8kgV)

59 Does anyone know what Corgis were bred for as in to hunt? Or are they just for show?


Herding cattle. The short legs keep them below the level of a cow's kick. They evidently didn't need a lot of speed /stamina for herding cows to market in Wales. I suspect that those short legs would have been a problem out on the Great Plains of the United States or the Australian Outback.

Posted by: Grey Fox at March 05, 2016 02:43 PM (bZ7mE)

60 *be*

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 05, 2016 02:43 PM (9ym/8)

61 What perfect timing.
Just got back from a trip to the dollar store, and Tucker got his dose of "car ride" & attention from random strangers.

Lil D looks like a mischievous little cutie to me - angelic is not a word I would have used.

Posted by: Chi at March 05, 2016 02:43 PM (1Sr1s)

62 I'm not a pet person, but this thread made me smile.

Great work, and good idea, L, Elle and MisHum.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at March 05, 2016 02:44 PM (Mt8T4)

63 I've always thought Sammy came from an oops litter. His coloring and short legs looked like corgi, and his tail was docked, but the story I got was he and his litter mates were dumped at a shelter at five weeks. I'd guess when his ears didn't stand up!


We had to convince him not to herd my daughter and her friends, that instinct is apparently very strong!

Posted by: Lirio100 at March 05, 2016 02:44 PM (WY8ka)

64 Wow. Replace the word "feminist" with "eskimo" or "Nigerian", and it gets to be a funny read...

What is this in reference to?

Posted by: Grey Fox at March 05, 2016 02:44 PM (bZ7mE)

65 Beautiful pets horde

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 05, 2016 02:45 PM (q47VT)

66 Thanks Grey Fox and everyone else!

Corgis are cute.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at March 05, 2016 02:46 PM (ej1L0)

67 "I'm not a pet person, but this thread made me smile. "



How can you not be a pet person?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 05, 2016 02:46 PM (9ym/8)

68 Is this the food thread?

Posted by: Barack Obama at March 05, 2016 02:22 PM (V/11D)


Never. Gets. Old.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 05, 2016 02:47 PM (TOk1P)

69
The #berniebaby died. How sad.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 05, 2016 02:47 PM (iQIUe)

70 I always used to say that I don't like small dogs, but some of these are just adorable. I love he short little legs and how they trot so fast.

Posted by: L, Elle at March 05, 2016 02:47 PM (NJ+n1)

71 Last week I was at the dog park and there was a beautiful Great Dane there, apparently "defective" because she was an albino type but she had all these grey spots on her coat and even some smaller darker spots that would overlap the other spots.

Posted by: buzzion at March 05, 2016 02:48 PM (zt+N6)

72 Our shelter likes donations of old towels which they use for bedding and..., well, I'm not sure what else they use them for. Maybe wrapping wet dogs and cats after flea dips or something. They seem very happy to get them.

Posted by: Weasel at March 05, 2016 02:49 PM (e3bId)

73 How can you not be a pet person?
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 05, 2016 02:46 PM (9ym/

It's amazing the whole world isn't America.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at March 05, 2016 02:49 PM (Mt8T4)

74 What a bunch of great pets. Brings a tear to my eye, for unknown reasons.

Gotta take the dogs out before the big rain hits. If it does hit, that is.

Posted by: KT at March 05, 2016 02:49 PM (qahv/)

75 44 ... Corgis were herding dogs in Wales. I wonder if they nipped at the cows feet to move them and were low enough to avoid the kicks that were likely to come. The first sentence is fact. Not sure about the second one.

Posted by: JTB at March 05, 2016 02:51 PM (FvdPb)

76 Shelties rule!

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at March 05, 2016 02:52 PM (QPHYp)

77 on a more serious note, I didn't grow up in a pet culture and the relationship between Americans and their pets still fascinates me even though I've lived here for nearly 20 years straight now.

But the horde's pets are mighty cute.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at March 05, 2016 02:52 PM (Mt8T4)

78 Latest pet-related health catastrophe. Blastomycosis. No joke.

In the Ohio, Tennessee, and Mississippi river valleys, there is sometimes a fungal infection in wet ground that dogs can get playing in the dirt. Humans can get it too. Causes large boils in the skin (cutaneous) version, and if it gets into the lungs, can get pretty fatal pretty quick. Cutaneous version is rare in humans, but flulike symptoms can be blasto instead.

Anyway, the antifungals are NOT cheap, and I still have a rather lumpy pittie mix, but we caught it before it got into his lungs. It moves VERY fast. He went from one weird lump on his side to four to eleven in less than 24 hours, and he was starting to cough already.

Google for more info.

Posted by: Colonel Kurtz at March 05, 2016 02:53 PM (/dKUM)

79 >>>> Last week I was at the dog park and there was a beautiful Great Dane there
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I have only once ever seen another Great Dane in public. Two big males. They were massive. They had a staring contest with Juno. Juno won.

Posted by: L, Elle at March 05, 2016 02:54 PM (NJ+n1)

80
Little dogs are very good at making you laugh.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 05, 2016 02:54 PM (iQIUe)

81 The "showboat cats" are mine. That's Kira on the left and Leo on the right. They were brother and sister and I adopted them together. The photo was taken in 2006 and Leo died a year later. Kira turned 16 last month.

Posted by: rickl at March 05, 2016 02:56 PM (sdi6R)

82 Posted by: chique d'afrique at March 05, 2016 02:44 PM (Mt8T4)

Thanks Chique. I know or have known several people who aren't pet people. And they were born here in the USA. Don't feel bad

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 05, 2016 02:56 PM (voOPb)

83 Oh, and a very handsome lineup this weekend!

Poor kitty with a cone! When WeaselCat2 had an operation, we used a soft cone which she tolerated SO MUCH better. Not sure if it's always an option though.

Here's a link to a heated cat bed our kitties absolutely love. Hope the link works...
www.amazon.com/Manufacturing-Thermo-Kitty-Small-16-Inch-Watts/dp/B00176F9AM

No kidding, the cats each have their own bed and don't want to get out of them! They seem well made and worth the price.

Posted by: Weasel at March 05, 2016 02:56 PM (e3bId)

84 Colonel Kurtz thanks for bringing up the blasto thing. I had a cousin who came down with it. Nasty.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 05, 2016 02:58 PM (voOPb)

85 Does anyone know what Corgis were bred for as in to hunt?


*****

I believe they were primarily used for treeing the European short-legged weasel.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at March 05, 2016 02:58 PM (NeFrd)

86 Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at March 05, 2016 02:26 PM (Xo1Rt)



Actually a kennel/crate for a dog is a good thing.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 05, 2016 02:28 PM (voOPb)


Yep, some breeds moreso than others. You can find a pup that wants its own little space, and as it gets bigger, just make the space slightly bigger. Helps them feel more secure, especially when sleeping.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 05, 2016 02:59 PM (TOk1P)

87 >>Little dogs are very good at making you laugh.

I'm a part owner of a boat company with my best friend. Most Friday nights we get together for beers at the shop and we bring our dogs, I have a Golden and he has a Burnese Mountain Dog.

Last week his wife got a Fox Terrier from the shelter and she was added to the mix. Dog is a hoot. Spent most of the night trying to jump on the big dog's backs and go for a ride. Totally fearless.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 05, 2016 02:59 PM (/tuJf)

88 How do we send the pet photos again?

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at March 05, 2016 02:59 PM (kXoT0)

89 Hey Rickl thanks for the cat submission.

Just a reminder to give us your nic when you send in pet photos to us

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 05, 2016 03:00 PM (voOPb)

90 petmorons at gee mail dot com

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 05, 2016 03:00 PM (voOPb)

91 Caturday and I'm missing it.

Anyone ever have two indoor pets that suddenly don't get along?

My two, and their sisters have done this. It has happened three times sometimes lasting months. It has always been Sugar (Cinnamon's sister) who thinks Cinn is attacking her. It takes a period of separation with casual interactions following such as play time or feed time until one day it's over and their cuddled up together. Lucky I can devide my basement and give Sugar the side with the heater which she sleeps on often anyway.

Posted by: Skip at March 05, 2016 03:01 PM (fizMZ)

92 If I got my cat a heated bed, she would only leave it to eat and use the litter box.

Of course, if I had a cozy heated bed like that, I might only leave it to eat and use the bathroom

Sigh.

/shibumi is going to come back as a well cared for cat in her next life...

Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD at March 05, 2016 03:01 PM (7FH+T)

93
I've repeatedly mentioned that humans could take lessons from dogs about unconditional friendship and loyalty.

That has been borne out over generations of being owned by various Labs.

And any dog DOES own you.

Posted by: irongrampa at March 05, 2016 03:01 PM (P/8aq)

94 on a more serious note, I didn't grow up in a pet
culture and the relationship between Americans and their pets still
fascinates me even though I've lived here for nearly 20 years straight
now.



But the horde's pets are mighty cute.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at March 05, 2016 02:52 PM (Mt8T4)


The old saying is, you can never teach an old dog new tricks, but that is not really true when it comes to humans.

I spent most of my life believing I was not a "cat person," and then someone very persuasive convinced me to take a cat that needed a home.


That was about 8 years ago. I currently have three, one I had to give away, and two that have died on me. The plan is to get another little monster this summer.


If you are a kind and loving person, you may be surprised at how much one of these little critters will teach you to be kind and loving toward a pet of your own.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 05, 2016 03:04 PM (TOk1P)

95 How can you not be a pet person?

Oh, I was, I was.
But I was hard to housebreak, so she turned me out.
I went feral.

Could have been worse. Nobody has to call me "Lucky" IYKWIM.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 05, 2016 03:04 PM (xq1UY)

96 Don't feel bad
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 05, 2016 02:56 PM (voOPb)

I don't, heh. But honestly, awesome work on this.

And your morning headline threads are fantastic. Meaning to tell you that for a while.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at March 05, 2016 03:05 PM (Mt8T4)

97 Juno caught her first wabbit and then today one of those small rodents. I don't like this trend. I think she killed bunny accidentally. I think she was playing chase with it and caught up to it and probably crushed it. I went outside and she was barking at it like she was wanting it to get up so they could resume their game of chase.

Posted by: L, Elle at March 05, 2016 03:06 PM (NJ+n1)

98 I occasionally pet sit a West Highland Terrier who is, sweartogod, antidepressant on the hoof.

My cousins in Ireland are well kitted-out with corgis, really. A vicious and angry breed, in my experience. Both.

Posted by: An Poc Ar Buile at March 05, 2016 03:06 PM (N2PoX)

99 shibumi, I had an aunt who would comment that she wanted to come back as one of our family pets.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 05, 2016 03:06 PM (voOPb)

100 My two have to be the coldest cats, Sugar sleeps on the heater or dryer when it's on. Upstairs we in winter use a electric space heater and both will park in front. I have pictures of Cinnamon on the baseboard heat but she can only put two paws left or right on at a time so she goes left for awhile then flips and does her right paws.

Posted by: Skip at March 05, 2016 03:06 PM (fizMZ)

101 Live mice are play toys until late their "battery's run out is the way I see it.

Posted by: Skip at March 05, 2016 03:08 PM (fizMZ)

102 I used to put their little mats in front of the heat vents which they really liked, so the heated beds have been a big hit.

Posted by: Weasel at March 05, 2016 03:12 PM (e3bId)

103 Ra-Ra is pretty cool unless scared. I can hold him in my arms and rub his tummy for minutes at a time. Or do a couple of curls with his 14lb self, before he goes 'hey stop that.'

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 05, 2016 03:12 PM (MfuR4)

104 Live mice are play toys until late their "battery's run out is the way I see it.

Posted by: Skip at March 05, 2016 03:08 PM (fizMZ)


When I moved into our current place there was evidence of a slight mouse problem. So we put the traps in all the usual places. One day two of the kittehs were huddled, and it became apparent rather quickly they had a mouse. They really had no idea what to do with it, both having been born/bred in civilization.

My one kitteh, a female who was sweeter than anyone could ever imagine, had been born on a farm. Spending time partially in the house, part of the time in a barn. When she discovered what the other two cats were up to, she swooped in like the greatest of lions on the African plains. If you could have seen the look on her face... pure instinct, pure killer.

When I finally got the poor sad dead mouse away from her, she went right back to being the sweetest thing ever.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 05, 2016 03:14 PM (TOk1P)

105 I love the pet threads. Every Moron can agree that pets are awesome. No ballots or debates necessary for consensus.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at March 05, 2016 03:15 PM (8PbKi)

106 Misanthropic Humanitarian: LOL. It would not be bad to be my cat either...

Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD at March 05, 2016 03:16 PM (7FH+T)

107 70 I always used to say that I don't like small dogs, but some of these are just adorable. I love he short little legs and how they trot so fast.
Posted by: L, Elle
'-----------------
I used tosay the same thing. I had no use for lap dogs.
Then, this one adopted me, and now I wouldn't have it any other way.

It's like cramming 10 pounds of personality into a five pound package.
And, as noted above, they tend to be fearless - like they don't even realize how small they are.

Posted by: Chi at March 05, 2016 03:16 PM (S+wwp)

108 what a great day for a pet thread!
kudos to all those featured, their owners,
and the fine people who put it together.

Posted by: concrete girl at March 05, 2016 03:17 PM (0KgAM)

109 It seems a lot of folks have sent photos so you'll have fodder for some time to come. Is there anyway to verify whether our emails were received? When sending photos or attachments, I wonder if we might get caught in a spam filter.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at March 05, 2016 03:17 PM (8PbKi)

110
I used to put their little mats in front of the heat vents which they really liked, so the heated beds have been a big hit.
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My cat is currently curled up on an unused bathroom rug in front of a heating vent. Later, she will dine on kibble made with quail, since she has food allergies. I'll have boxed mac and cheese....

Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD at March 05, 2016 03:17 PM (7FH+T)

111 Jack I'm having a Laminectomy for spinal stenosis

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 05, 2016 02:37 PM (voOPb)


Hopefully everything goes great and you have a short recovery.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 05, 2016 03:18 PM (NPofj)

112 Ra-Ra is pretty cool unless scared. I can hold him
in my arms and rub his tummy for minutes at a time. Or do a couple of
curls with his 14lb self, before he goes 'hey stop that.'


Posted by: Anna Puma at March 05, 2016 03:12 PM (MfuR4)


Heh... my newest boy, he lays on the floor, rolls on his back as if to say "hey you, come rub my tummeh." So I go over to rub his tummeh, and he responds with "oh hey look, and hand for me to grab and shred with all four legs, while I sharpen my teeth on the wristbone."


Good times.....

Posted by: BurtTC at March 05, 2016 03:18 PM (TOk1P)

113 Later, she will dine on kibble made with quail, since she has food allergies. I'll have boxed mac and cheese....

***
True love

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at March 05, 2016 03:19 PM (8PbKi)

114 BurtTC that comes with being a cat and their instincts kick in because the hand is now where the kitteh likes to have their prey. When Ra-Ra starts to do that, with no claws but yeah the teeth, I move to rubbing his chin.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 05, 2016 03:22 PM (MfuR4)

115 "little dogs are very good at making you laugh."


Good point. My little dumbass does about 14 stupid things a day. And he never learns from any of them.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 05, 2016 03:22 PM (9ym/8)

116 I awoke this morning just in time to rescue my wife's shoe from the attention of her dog.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at March 05, 2016 03:23 PM (Nwg0u)

117 I learned yesterday that cats are more comfortable in higher temperatures than humans which explains why they choose a sunny spot to sleep even when it's fairly warm out or sometimes like to lie on top of their owners even when it might make their owners uncomfortable. I love my cats but being unable to move because a cat is right beside you in bed or planted on your chest is not always the best thing. Today, however, I fell asleep for a nap (because of poor sleep last night) and the cat slept right on top of my chest and it didn't seem to bother me.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 05, 2016 03:24 PM (w4NZ8)

118 @ 109 Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at March 05, 2016 03:17 PM (8PbKi)

All the joys of a gmail account.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 05, 2016 03:24 PM (voOPb)

119 So I go over to rub his tummeh, and he responds with "oh hey look, and hand for me to grab and shred with all four legs, while I sharpen my teeth on the wristbone."

Yeah, I got adopted by a cat a couple of months ago. I do not know their ways.

One thing I've learned is that "rub my belly" means "I need an excuse to bite you". So I don't.

Otherwise we're getting along swimmingly.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 05, 2016 03:24 PM (1xUj/)

120 Little dogs are the only critters with less brain capacity than Joey Bidet.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 05, 2016 03:25 PM (MfuR4)

121 Posted by: BurtTC at March 05, 2016 03:18 PM (TOk1P)

I'm fortunate that Eevee actually responds to the command "Gentle!", but he usually likes his tummy rubbed so it isn't needed very often.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at March 05, 2016 03:25 PM (GDulk)

122 One of my favorite Irish expressions translates as "a cat milking the sun".

So true.

Posted by: An Poc Ar Buile at March 05, 2016 03:26 PM (N2PoX)

123 Why are there pictures of cats on the dog thread?

Posted by: Andy in FL at March 05, 2016 03:27 PM (9mfzD)

124 I learned yesterday that cats are more comfortable in higher temperatures than humans which explains why they choose a sunny spot to sleep even when it's fairly warm out or sometimes like to lie on top of their owners even when it might make their owners uncomfortable. I love my cats but being unable to move because a cat is right beside you in bed or planted on your chest is not always the best thing. Today, however, I fell asleep for a nap (because of poor sleep last night) and the cat slept right on top of my chest and it didn't seem to bother me.

***

For my entire adult life I've barely been able to sleep with anything other than the blankets touching me. Then I started caring for cats which decided to sleep with me. Now there are nights when I am completely hemmed in and can't sleep but don't want to disturb the cats thus I lay there. About 20 minutes of that then I come to my senses and send cats scattering.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at March 05, 2016 03:28 PM (8PbKi)

125 "Little dogs are the only critters with less brain capacity than Joey Bidet"


My little shithead could be VP and the nation would not lose a thing.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 05, 2016 03:28 PM (9ym/8)

126 Morons do not discriminate.

Posted by: An Poc Ar Buile at March 05, 2016 03:28 PM (9QUPT)

127 Also if the cat is on his back and on the ground, it also could indicate to the cat they are in a fight with another cat and looking to rip their opponent up.

But then there is Ra-Ra's sister, when I return home she rushes out to greet me. And then rolls in the driveway onto her tummy to be rubbed.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 05, 2016 03:29 PM (MfuR4)

128 Last week I was at the dog park and there was a beautiful Great Dane there, apparently "defective" because she was an albino type but she had all these grey spots on her coat and even some smaller darker spots that would overlap the other spots.

-
There was a dog at the dog park the other day with one brown eye and one blue eye.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at March 05, 2016 03:29 PM (Nwg0u)

129 Heh... my newest boy, he lays on the floor, rolls on
his back as if to say "hey you, come rub my tummeh." So I go over to
rub his tummeh, and he responds with "oh hey look, and hand for me to
grab and shred with all four legs, while I sharpen my teeth on the
wristbone."


Good times.....


Posted by: BurtTC at March 05, 2016 03:18 PM (TOk1P)

Our big kittah Ash loves to play hold, kick and bite too. He doesn't really bite hard though. He just hold your wrist with his teeth, hug holds your forearm with his front legs, and bicycle kicks you with his back feet.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 05, 2016 03:30 PM (NPofj)

130 >>My little shithead could be VP and the nation would not lose a thing.

RK, my guess he's not an evil creature like uncle joe is

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 05, 2016 03:31 PM (voOPb)

131 119. The difference between 'please rub my tummy' and 'touch me and I'll kill you' are subtle.

Posted by: Weasel at March 05, 2016 03:31 PM (e3bId)

132 Yeah, I got adopted by a cat a couple of months ago. I do not know their ways.

One thing I've learned is that "rub my belly" means "I need an excuse to bite you". So I don't.

Otherwise we're getting along swimmingly.

***

Every cat has its own little neurosis and you'll figure out his/hers. If you've never had a cat before, you'll soon learn that those who claim cats cannot be trained nor possess loyalty to their owners are completely full of it.

They are marvelous pets.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at March 05, 2016 03:31 PM (8PbKi)

133 There was a dog at the dog park the other day with one brown eye and one blue eye.


Bowie was reincarnated as a dog?

Ironic, considering he did the theme to Cat People.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 05, 2016 03:31 PM (1xUj/)

134 >>There was a dog at the dog park the other day with one brown eye and one blue eye.

Was it a Husky?

Posted by: JackStraw at March 05, 2016 03:32 PM (/tuJf)

135 Many years ago, after the death of my beloved shih Tzu, Buckley Lamar, I vowed No More Pets!!!

Okay, flash forward to present time. Eight cats. One was pregnant stray - well, thrown out by her jackass owner - and the other was a left-behind-by-previous-tenant.

The now ex-pregnant mom is Judy aka Judith Ann, her six kids: Tiger, Bear (looks like a giant teddy bear), Baby Kitty, Sally Ann, Ursula, and Grace Marie. We weren't going to keep the kids, but we just could not part with them when it came down to it.

Tommy is the left-behind. He was a wild one, but my sister gradually tamed him, and he was brought inside to live a life of luxurious comfort.

They are all indoor cats and I wouldn't have it any other way. Our two other cats (Vinnie and Jackie - we had 10 originally!) were indoor/outdoor cats and they both died from long illnesses related to being outside - worn out immune systems IMO.

After the last one passes (years to go), I mean it this time - No More Pets!!!!!!!

Posted by: Joanne at March 05, 2016 03:32 PM (hgBpU)

136 Beautiful doggehs and kittehs, horde.

MH, good luck with your surgery!

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at March 05, 2016 03:32 PM (P8951)

137 I once had a cat, Yoda, that I made a point of carrying around for an hour or so a day, when it was a kitten.

Damn cat would present its belly to anyone for a stroke.

You never saw the teeth and claws inbound.

That was not my plan.

Posted by: An Poc Ar Buile at March 05, 2016 03:33 PM (9QUPT)

138 One time we were visiting my wife's uncle in a nursing home and had one of the pups along. (The other two left behind made sure that we, and the rest of the continent, knew of their displeasure.) We were told not to get too close to one of the patients. She was an old lady who had been in a concentration camp as a young woman. They used guard dogs to control the prisoners and she had been terrified of all dogs her whole life. Perfectly understandable.

But Strudel was simply six pounds of love with four paws, a cold nose, and a tail that never stopped wagging. And I swear he communicated that love across space and maybe time. As we walked past the lady he saw her and tried to get out of my arms so they could play together. The old lady saw him and asked if we could bring him closer. She reached out a thin hand and Strudel bestowed his usual licks and kisses while she petted his head. And she smiled. The nurses were astonished. All it took to overcome more than fifty years of terror was a loving heart and a sweet, eager face. I still get a tear when I think about it.

Posted by: JTB at March 05, 2016 03:34 PM (FvdPb)

139 Should have named the cat Admiral Ackbar then.

"It's a trap!"

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 05, 2016 03:34 PM (MfuR4)

140 Was it a Husky?

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No, a black generic puppy, very full of life.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at March 05, 2016 03:34 PM (Nwg0u)

141 Evil? No. Conused, uncertain, unsure no matter how much I school him, yes.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 05, 2016 03:35 PM (9ym/8)

142 Here's exactly what Bear looks like at the link: a Chartreux, except his eyes are bigger, and Sally looks like a Bombay exactly.

http://tinyurl.com/zocfgtr

Posted by: Joanne at March 05, 2016 03:36 PM (hgBpU)

143 >>No, a black generic puppy, very full of life.

Ah. I knew a guy who had huskies and I found out it was not that uncommon for them to have different color eyes. He has one that had one brown eye and one beautiful blue eye.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 05, 2016 03:36 PM (/tuJf)

144 One time we were visiting my wife's uncle in a nursing home and had one of the pups along. (The other two left behind made sure that we, and the rest of the continent, knew of their displeasure.) We were told not to get too close to one of the patients. She was an old lady who had been in a concentration camp as a young woman. They used guard dogs to control the prisoners and she had been terrified of all dogs her whole life. Perfectly understandable.

But Strudel was simply six pounds of love with four paws, a cold nose, and a tail that never stopped wagging. And I swear he communicated that love across space and maybe time. As we walked past the lady he saw her and tried to get out of my arms so they could play together. The old lady saw him and asked if we could bring him closer. She reached out a thin hand and Strudel bestowed his usual licks and kisses while she petted his head. And she smiled. The nurses were astonished. All it took to overcome more than fifty years of terror was a loving heart and a sweet, eager face. I still get a tear when I think about it.

****

It's seems to be awfully dusty in this room today. My allergies must be kicking in.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at March 05, 2016 03:36 PM (8PbKi)

145 Oh yeah, on that back surgery, you sure?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 05, 2016 03:37 PM (9ym/8)

146 Heck, my dog helps me with the laundry every day. Takes all the socks out of the hamper for me. Then loses them.
It's a tremendous labor saver.

Posted by: antisocialist at March 05, 2016 03:37 PM (9n14Y)

147 So would a Corgi Retriever have the best possible dog personality?

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at March 05, 2016 03:39 PM (39g3+)

148 MisHum, next week we need to remember to provide Kleenex on the thread

Posted by: L, Elle at March 05, 2016 03:39 PM (NJ+n1)

149 Heck, my dog helps me with the laundry every day. Takes all the socks out of the hamper for me. Then loses them.
It's a tremendous labor saver.

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I've got the same problem.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at March 05, 2016 03:40 PM (Nwg0u)

150 You'd only have a dog that retrieves Corgis.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 05, 2016 03:40 PM (MfuR4)

151 A Corgi Retriever would chew your ass off, and then bring it to you.

Posted by: An Poc Ar Buile at March 05, 2016 03:41 PM (9QUPT)

152 Posted by: L, Elle at March 05, 2016 03:39 PM (NJ+n1)

I know! That was quite the story

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 05, 2016 03:41 PM (voOPb)

153 Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at March 05, 2016 03:31 PM (8PbKi)

For months after John died Eevee would run to greet us at the door whenever we came home and when he realized John wasn't with us he'd wander the house meowing like he was looking for John.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at March 05, 2016 03:41 PM (GDulk)

154 Lady in Black,
what beautiful cats,
I think that rhymes...

Posted by: Mister Ghost at March 05, 2016 03:42 PM (XVW/6)

155 Every cat has its own little neurosis and you'll figure out his/hers. If you've never had a cat before, you'll soon learn that those who claim cats cannot be trained nor possess loyalty to their owners are completely full of it.

They are marvelous pets.
Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at March 05, 2016 03:31 PM (8PbKi)

That they are.
I got a kitten one year for Christmas, my dad gave it to me on Christmas Eve and that kitten rode around on my shoulder for the entire night, like a parrot. Dad always swore he hated cats, but KittyCat could pretty much do no wrong in his eyes.

Posted by: antisocialist at March 05, 2016 03:43 PM (9n14Y)

156 "MisHum, next week we need to remember to provide Kleenex on the thread"


Now, if we're going to do pets past that's a different thing. My best childhood buddy exists only on slides.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 05, 2016 03:43 PM (9ym/8)

157 Is there going to be a Results thingy thread? They're showing Kansas results on Fox.

Cruz 52.6%
Trump 21.1%
Rublio 14.5%
Fuck-face Katshit 10.1%

Posted by: Joanne at March 05, 2016 03:44 PM (hgBpU)

158 135 After the last one passes (years to go), I mean it this time - No More Pets!!!!!!!

Posted by: Joanne at March 05, 2016 03:32 PM (hgBpU)


Mew!

Posted by: stray kitten rubbing against your leg years from now at March 05, 2016 03:44 PM (jV8Mq)

159 154 Agreed. I like stretchy cat.

Posted by: Weasel at March 05, 2016 03:44 PM (e3bId)

160 Posted by: JTB at March 05, 2016 03:34 PM (FvdPb)

That's awesome. Thank you for sharing that.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at March 05, 2016 03:44 PM (GDulk)

161 Please no politics

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 05, 2016 03:45 PM (voOPb)

162 157 Ace said he was going to show up today.

Posted by: steevy at March 05, 2016 03:45 PM (B48dK)

163 135 After the last one passes (years to go), I mean it this time - No More Pets!!!!!!!

Posted by: Joanne at March 05, 2016 03:32 PM (hgBpU)


Uh huh. Let us know how that works out for ya...

Posted by: antisocialist at March 05, 2016 03:46 PM (9n14Y)

164 You know dogs playing poker? It should have been dogs playing Dungeons and Dragons. "You are at the magical bottomless food bowl. Suddenly a squirrel darts across the grass . . ."

Posted by: The Great White Snark at March 05, 2016 03:46 PM (Nwg0u)

165 Mew!

Posted by: stray kitten rubbing against your leg years from now at March 05, 2016 03:44 PM (jV8Mq)


Okay, but just one ... two at the most.

Posted by: Joanne at March 05, 2016 03:46 PM (hgBpU)

166 Right now I have a 60# Irish Red&White setter stretched out on me with IPad on him

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 05, 2016 03:47 PM (voOPb)

167 So here's my best animal story.

Coming home from somewhere, not sure where, my folks got into an argument. And it wasn't one of those "married couples fight" arguments, it was one of those brutal ones filled with pain and rage and it terrified me as a kid. I could feel their marriage coming to pieces over the drug stupidity of my older brothers. Neither one knew what to do, both were deeply hurt and frightened and it just came out one day like two cats fighting, screaming at each other.

I didn't know what to do, I was just scared and confused and everything I knew and loved was falling to pieces (they made it through and stayed together until dad died). So I went up into the woods behind our house, on a 50 acre plot, and sat on a hill side and cried and yelled and prayed and raged. I was helpless in fear and fury and confusion and ended up just sitting with my head between my knees crying.

When I looked up, all the animals on the farm were around me. The horse, the donkey, the geese, the goats, a couple cats, all of them. Even the shy ones that wouldn't let you close usually, just standing there, quietly as I cried. They didn't run away, or look at me or anything, they just were... there.

And I felt this incredible peace and comfort, it just was beyond my ability to understand. It was such a blessing and I felt so much better. I made it through that day, and so did my parents. Eventually my brothers cleaned up their lives, at the cost of one's health and several marriages.

But I'll never forget that day. It was like an act of God, just something small and simple. You're not alone.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at March 05, 2016 03:47 PM (39g3+)

168 Posted by: The Great White Snark at March 05, 2016 03:46 PM (Nwg0u)

Wow, you go straight for the tough moral conundrum. You must be a *really* tough DM.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at March 05, 2016 03:48 PM (GDulk)

169 So you saw my boo-boo from the other day when I was working on the pet thread?

I thought it was another case of not being able to tell the jokes from the server errors.

Posted by: DaveA at March 05, 2016 03:48 PM (DL2i+)

170 "tray kitten rubbing against your leg years from now at"


Goddamit, what am I gonna do with you. Shit.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 05, 2016 03:48 PM (9ym/8)

171 Please no politics

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 05, 2016 03:45 PM (voOPb

MH. Is the stenosis upper. mid or lower?

Posted by: Velvet Ambition at March 05, 2016 03:49 PM (QPdNE)

172 After the last one passes (years to go), I mean it this time - No More Pets!!!!!!!

Yeah after several pets died on him and were terrible to take care of my buddy Dean swore off any animals.

Years later now he and his wife have 3 miniature dogs and two cats.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at March 05, 2016 03:49 PM (39g3+)

173 Pet lovers gotta pet. Although I'd trade Dexter for Kate Upton to pet on.

And get Dexer back later for both of us.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at March 05, 2016 03:50 PM (39g3+)

174 So would a Corgi Retriever have the best possible dog personality?

Posted by: Christopher Taylor
****

My brother had a Shitzu-Corgi mix. He was the sweetest little guy and everyone loved him. He was a people dog. Didn't care much about other dogs, but wanted to meet their owners. His nickname was Teddy Bear.

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at March 05, 2016 03:50 PM (hVdx9)

175 "Right now I have a 60# Irish Red&White setter stretched out on me with IPad on him"


Tell him to move.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 05, 2016 03:51 PM (9ym/8)

176 When I'd go kayaking on Ballyquirke Lake, all the cows would gather around to watch me put the boat in the river and board.

I'm not saying aliens. But yeah, aliens.

Posted by: An Poc Ar Buile at March 05, 2016 03:52 PM (9QUPT)

177 Please no politics

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 05, 2016 03:45 PM (voOPb)


I denounce myself. Sorry. (wanders over to inspect the barrel)

Posted by: Joanne at March 05, 2016 03:53 PM (hgBpU)

178 CT quite the story. Animals have a sense when something is wrong,

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 05, 2016 03:54 PM (voOPb)

179 all the cows would gather around to watch me put the boat in the river and board.

Cows are really stupid but curious creatures. They can be pretty affectionate, too. But dumb.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at March 05, 2016 03:54 PM (39g3+)

180 Damn, Christopher.

That's one helluva story and one I believe utterly.

The morning I arrived home after the passing of my mom, all of my cats were outside and came running to me. This time, instead of trying to climb all over me and fighting for attention, they just came close and stayed there, quietly.

Maybe, once we get to Heaven, the secrets and miracles associated with our creatures will be revealed to us.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at March 05, 2016 03:56 PM (8PbKi)

181 Posted by: Joanne at March 05, 2016 03:53 PM (h

No barrel trip.
Just check out the decision desk for news.


Thanks for all the well wishes everyone. It's low back hope to be walking the dogs by mid April. God willing & the white global warming comes to an end

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 05, 2016 03:56 PM (voOPb)

182 Great pics, by the way. Love to read all the names people give their pets.

Posted by: Joanne at March 05, 2016 03:57 PM (hgBpU)

183 Pardon this one comment, please, but it might satisfy the question.

For political news, please see https://twitter.com/DecisionDeskHQ?lang=en

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at March 05, 2016 03:57 PM (8PbKi)

184 for me to grab and shred with all four legs,

You missed an Admiral Ackbar sock, probably from trauma.

Posted by: DaveA at March 05, 2016 03:57 PM (DL2i+)

185 First time I tried to milk a cow, I got kicked by the cow.

This helped, later in life.

Posted by: An Poc Ar Buile at March 05, 2016 03:58 PM (9QUPT)

186 >>Tell him to move.

Nah, he's finally mellowed out after a crazy afternoon

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 05, 2016 03:58 PM (voOPb)

187 I used to have a shirt like the Corgi picture at the top of the post, only with a black Lab. My favorite shirt. Then, of course, I lost a bunch of weight so I couldn't wear it anywhere but at home anymore. And THEN, my black Lab died last spring. Almost a year ago. ***sigh*** She was the smartest dog I've ever had, no question, and so dainty and sweet...anyway...
I've got a yellow Lab now, and I can't for the life of me find a shirt like it.

Posted by: antisocialist at March 05, 2016 03:59 PM (9n14Y)

188 Jack I'm having a Laminectomy for spinal stenosis
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 05, 2016 02:37 PM

Good luck to ya MisHum. I had a 4 level laminectomy in 2012, took care of the sciatica fine.

Posted by: BJ Clinton at March 05, 2016 03:59 PM (3hlFs)

189 Posted by: Joanne at March 05, 2016 03:44 PM (hgBpU)


Thanks, Joanne for... that which we will not name on this thread.




And so this post is thread appropriate, here is a recipe for cat food that I use for my 2 kittahs:



8 or so lbs. ground chicken thighs

4 29 oz. cans of pure pack pumpkin

2 tsp. of finely ground egg shells (for calcium)



mix the ground chicken and pumpkin together until really well incorporated with each other. Cook while mixing constantly until the meat is cooked. Turn off stove and mix in egg shell powder.



Makes enough food for an 18 lb cat and a 5 lb cat for two weeks.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 05, 2016 03:59 PM (NPofj)

190 First time I tried to milk a cow, I got kicked by the cow.

This helped, later in life.

Posted by: An Poc Ar Buile
****

That was a bull.

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at March 05, 2016 04:00 PM (hVdx9)

191 Posted by: An Poc Ar Buile at March 05, 2016 03:58 PM (9QUPT)

Fortunately the goats were less inclined to kick, and smaller if they did. Instead, they liked to wait until the milking was almost over and then step in the pail.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at March 05, 2016 04:00 PM (GDulk)

192 Thanks for all the well wishes everyone. It's low
back hope to be walking the dogs by mid April. God willing the
white global warming comes to an end

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 05, 2016 03:56 PM (voOPb)

When is your surgery, MisHum?

Posted by: redbanzai at March 05, 2016 04:01 PM (NPofj)

193 167 ... Christopher, I have never been through anything like that. But I have seen a number of pets and other animals who seemed to know when a person needed comfort or solace. I can't say it's a miracle but also can't doubt the love and comfort their silent presence offers.

Posted by: JTB at March 05, 2016 04:03 PM (FvdPb)

194 Back in the day, after milking the cows, we'd strain the milk through muslin, to remove the flies.

Posted by: An Poc Ar Buile at March 05, 2016 04:04 PM (9QUPT)

195 First time I tried to milk a cow, I got kicked by the cow.

Yeah we had a cow, it was old and mean. It would kick, it would stomp on a foot, it would pin you against the wall and lean on you while milking. It would hide so you had to find it to milk.

The goats were much nicer. Goats are super friendly and fun like dogs that don't bark. The nannies at least. Billy goats are kind of mean and stinky.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at March 05, 2016 04:04 PM (39g3+)

196 Back in the day, after milking the cows, we'd strain the milk through muslin, to remove the flies.
Posted by: An Poc Ar Buile at March 05, 2016 04:04 PM (9QUPT)

I'd say "oh, yuck", but I still remember my Dad telling me (after consuming several glasses of fresh apple cider) that they press the apples at the mill stems, cores, worms and all. I was shocked. Then I poured myself another glass and got over it.

Posted by: antisocialist at March 05, 2016 04:06 PM (9n14Y)

197 for me to grab and shred with all four legs,

You missed an Admiral Ackbar sock, probably from trauma.


Posted by: DaveA at March 05, 2016 03:57 PM (DL2i+)


Heh... true confession: I actually enjoy the shredding.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 05, 2016 04:07 PM (TOk1P)

198 The trick is to get a front leg off the ground in a stirrup.

Cows will not kick when one leg is already off the ground

Posted by: An Poc Ar Buile at March 05, 2016 04:08 PM (N2PoX)

199 (wanders over to inspect the barrel)

Careful, it's a predatory macro-organism.

Posted by: DaveA at March 05, 2016 04:08 PM (DL2i+)

200 Posted by: Christopher Taylor at March 05, 2016 04:04 PM (39g3+)

What breed of goats did you have? I *hated*, and feared (for good reason), our Nubian lead nanny. Her daughter on the other hand, was quite sweet and very grateful to be milked.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at March 05, 2016 04:08 PM (GDulk)

201 Still no picture of my sweet lovable little guy?? I have the sads

Posted by: Jewells45 at March 05, 2016 04:09 PM (CNHr1)

202 when a person needed comfort or solace. I can't say it's a miracle but also can't doubt the love and comfort their silent presence offers.
Posted by: JTB
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On two occasions when I have had a nightmare, our little dog has awakened me. Now, it is probably reasonable to assume that the dog was just reacting to my mumbling, or whatever, but, from my perspective, she came and rescued me from whatever demon it was that I was wrestling.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 05, 2016 04:09 PM (9mTYi)

203 Back in the day, after milking the cows, we'd strain the milk through muslin, to remove the flies.

Posted by: An Poc Ar Buile at March 05, 2016 04:04 PM (9QUPT)


Strain... through a muslim?

Isn't it dirtier after it comes back out?

Posted by: BurtTC at March 05, 2016 04:09 PM (TOk1P)

204 redbanzai, March 18th.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 05, 2016 04:10 PM (voOPb)

205 Posted by: BurtTC at March 05, 2016 04:07 PM (TOk1P)

I sort of do too. I know that if I rough the cat up there's a chance he will rough me back, and that's a fair bargain. I do warn visitors though that those are the house rules.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at March 05, 2016 04:10 PM (GDulk)

206 What breed of goats did you have?

I don't know what the nannies were but the billy was a pygmy and he was ready to challenge anything, anywhere, no matter the size. He was a little block of stone, heavy and strong.

He liked to sleep on top of the donkey. As in, the donkey would lie down and he'd climb on top and sleep. That donkey was a wonder, so gentle. He was one of those from a children's ride, and was the most tender, kind, and friendly creature.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at March 05, 2016 04:11 PM (39g3+)

207 It's nap hour right now for my two kittehs

Fat Kitteh loves to sleep in a basket that doesn't look like it could possibly be comfortable for her. She also snores as loud as a human

Posted by: kbdabear at March 05, 2016 04:11 PM (PnHWc)

208 This is absolutely the most relaxing thread...I'm lovin' it...

Posted by: antisocialist at March 05, 2016 04:11 PM (9n14Y)

209 Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 05, 2016 02:37 PM

Good Luck with the Roto Rooter ... It took my hubby a year to fully recover but he hasn't missed a stride since ...

Posted by: Adriane the Climbing Everest Critic ... at March 05, 2016 04:12 PM (AoK0a)

210 Wow Christopher Taylor that is such a beautiful story!! Gave me chills.

Posted by: Jewells45 at March 05, 2016 04:12 PM (CNHr1)

211
redbanzai, March 18th.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 05, 2016 04:10 PM (voOPb)




I will keep you in my prayers then. Son2 has jaw surgery on March 14th and should be getting out of the hospital by the 18th.




He has had several back surgeries so I know your surgery won't be fun but hopefully it will fix your issue so that you are not in pain anymore.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 05, 2016 04:13 PM (NPofj)

212 I grew up before there were Muslims.

BTW, to the powers that be, I mailed in pictures of my Westie, Friskers.

Posted by: An Poc Ar Buile at March 05, 2016 04:14 PM (N2PoX)

213 We strained the milk through a couple layers of cheesecloth, yeah. As careful as you are, still some dirt and hair and straw would get into it. Strained out, it was fine.

Plus: all that cream. Oceans of cream, so butter, ice cream, cottage cheese, etc. Once you've had real home made ice cream from fresh milk, that store bought stuff tastes like paraffin.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at March 05, 2016 04:14 PM (39g3+)

214 I sort of do too. I know that if I rough the cat up
there's a chance he will rough me back, and that's a fair bargain. I do
warn visitors though that those are the house rules.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at March 05, 2016 04:10 PM (GDulk)


Yup! It's a nature show, in my own home. And I'm the nature. Looking at my arm right now, with all the markings of this morning's shredding.


As I was walking out the door, he was watching me, let out an adorable little yelp, as if to say "I'll be here when you get back, if you want some more of this."


He's almost two years old, so he's hardly a kitten. Biggest cat in the house, and yet he has, not so much a meow, as a puppy yelp.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 05, 2016 04:14 PM (TOk1P)

215 Posted by: Jewells45 at March 05, 2016 04:09 PM (CNHr1)

Send an email to petmorons at g mail dot com let me know who your dog is. Lots of pet photos have come in but we'll get to all of them

Remember everyone please include your nic, your pets name and any other info you wish to share

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 05, 2016 04:15 PM (voOPb)

216 I've had Mastiffs for 20 years. We bought a female to hang with our elder male and she turned out to be a fluffy mastiff. No Indications at 8 weeks old. But, she is beautiful like a leonberger. Anyone of the horde heard of a fluffy mastiff?

Posted by: fish...the lowercase one at March 05, 2016 04:15 PM (0zXml)

217 Once you've had real home made ice cream from fresh milk, that store bought stuff tastes like paraffin.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at March 05, 2016 04:14 PM (39g3+)

Very true. The switch over, I'm not sure how often it was, from store bought to goat or the reverse when the goats dried up was pretty awful no matter which way it went.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at March 05, 2016 04:16 PM (GDulk)

218 My ex kept my last Golden when we broke up. He grew up in the house and loved to go for his daily swim in the ocean so i left him with her.

A couple years later she had a rough patch, got laid off, had some family issues and the Golden was getting older and starting to have some health issues. She took unbelievable care of the dog all through his illnesses and they became inseparable.

Well she finally found a job after being out for quite some time and she was going to start the following Monday and her family issues were clearing up. My ex took the Golden out for his very short morning walk, he got very stiff and weak, and he came back and laid down on his bed below the bay window with the sun coming up. He went to sleep and never woke up.

To this day, my ex is convinced that he hung around to support her and once he knew that she was going to be ok he let go.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 05, 2016 04:16 PM (/tuJf)

219 I've had Mastiffs for 20 years. We bought a female
to hang with our elder male and she turned out to be a fluffy mastiff.
No Indications at 8 weeks old. But, she is beautiful like a leonberger.
Anyone of the horde heard of a fluffy mastiff?

Posted by: fish...the lowercase one at March 05, 2016 04:15 PM (0zXml)


Tibetan mastiffs are fluffy (also up to 200 lbs and fierce).

Posted by: redbanzai at March 05, 2016 04:17 PM (NPofj)

220 I saw Fluffy Mastiff open for... never mind

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at March 05, 2016 04:17 PM (39g3+)

221 Bowie was reincarnated as a dog?



Ironic, considering he did the theme to Cat People.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 05, 2016 03:31 PM (1xUj/)


Of course there is the Diamond Dog album cover.

Posted by: Kindltot at March 05, 2016 04:18 PM (q2o38)

222 MH... will be saying prayers for your surgery. Had my back surgery in 2013..I don't know if I ever told the story here, I'm sure I did but the MRI showed a herniated disc. Doc goes in there.. no herniated disc. Messed around with the nerve for about 2 hours hoping to set it in a place where it would be "safe". I was having horrible shooting pain down my leg hence the MRI and surgery. I was in more pain than I have ever known in my life after that surgery. Took 4 months of PT but I finally got better. I still have some tingling and some minor pain. I sure hope yours is a total success.

Posted by: Jewells45 at March 05, 2016 04:18 PM (CNHr1)

223 Where do each of these animals rate on the Kinsey scale?

Posted by: the penguins at March 05, 2016 04:18 PM (V/11D)

224 Posted by: fish...the lowercase one at March 05, 2016 04:15 PM (0zXml)

Only in the Dresden novels by Jim Butcher. The dog in the books is a Tibetan mastiff.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at March 05, 2016 04:19 PM (GDulk)

225 O.T. sorry -

Cruz is in Coeur d'Alene Idaho today and I'm excited. Wife and kids are at rally, while I'm working. I'm getting updates, but wish I could have been there.

Posted by: Matty at March 05, 2016 04:19 PM (gjT0h)

226 Sammy was extremely energetic and liked other dogs (except for chows). He was an economy sized Corgi, weighed about 25 lbs. I had him at puppy day care a few times but they had to put him with the larger dogs, even though he could literally run under the larger ones, because he'd bowl over the smaller ones trying to play. He never got the "retrieving part", anything we'd throw to play catch became instead a game of keep away.

Posted by: Lirio100 at March 05, 2016 04:19 PM (WY8ka)

227 Anyone of the horde heard of a fluffy mastiff?
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I learned the hard way - I'm not falling for that again.
I am NOT going to Google search "fluffy mastiff" under any circumstances.

Posted by: Chi at March 05, 2016 04:20 PM (S+wwp)

228 Jack Straw... dammit.. got something in my eyes.

Posted by: Jewells45 at March 05, 2016 04:20 PM (CNHr1)

229 I saw Fluffy Mastiff open for... never mind

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at March 05, 2016 04:17 PM (39g3+)


Too easy.

Posted by: Three Dog Night at March 05, 2016 04:20 PM (TOk1P)

230 JackStraw that was very generous of you to let your ex keep the dog. That must have been very hard. A good friend of mine went through a pretty brutal divorce and he let her have their dog, but letting go of his dog still hurts him to this day probably as much as the divorce itself

Posted by: L, Elle at March 05, 2016 04:20 PM (5kNms)

231 MH.. I already sent his picture in. I will wait.. maybe next week.

Posted by: Jewells45 at March 05, 2016 04:21 PM (CNHr1)

232 I sort of do too. I know that if I rough the cat up there's a chance he will rough me back, and that's a fair bargain. I do warn visitors though that those are the house rules.
Posted by: Polliwog
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Mike Hammer's Cat, cartoon:

http://tinyurl.com/holhzln

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 05, 2016 04:21 PM (9mTYi)

233 A fluffy Mastiff is in the closet about something.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 05, 2016 04:22 PM (MfuR4)

234 Nood Cruz

Posted by: dartist at March 05, 2016 04:22 PM (Nr1E9)

235 I think they post too many pics each week anyway, 2-3 is enough to keep a supply going for the future. The pet thread must not die.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at March 05, 2016 04:23 PM (39g3+)

236 New political thread above this.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at March 05, 2016 04:23 PM (GDulk)

237 Jewell, when did you send in your pic? Do you remember?

Posted by: L, Elle at March 05, 2016 04:23 PM (5kNms)

238 Posted by: Jewells45 at March 05, 2016 04:18 PM (CNHr1)

Yikes. Sorry to hear that.

My back & legs went to hell in November. After PT & injections going the surgical route.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 05, 2016 04:23 PM (voOPb)

239 Anyone of the horde heard of a fluffy mastiff?

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

I learned the hard way - I'm not falling for that again.

I am NOT going to Google search "fluffy mastiff" under any circumstances.

Posted by: Chi at March 05, 2016 04:20 PM (S+wwp)


Hey, Chi! How the hell are ya? Do you still have your house hobo

Posted by: redbanzai at March 05, 2016 04:24 PM (NPofj)

240 >>JackStraw that was very generous of you to let your ex keep the dog. That must have been very hard. A good friend of mine went through a pretty brutal divorce and he let her have their dog, but letting go of his dog still hurts him to this day probably as much as the divorce itself

It was the worst. He was my boy but we lived right on the beach and he was a water dog. I just couldn't take him away from that.

He was a really special dog.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 05, 2016 04:24 PM (/tuJf)

241 As I said my two cats are sisters but are so different in personality. Cinnamon sits on me almost every chance but Sugar hardly ever. Once I was sleeping on the couch and realized in the middle of it a cat was on me. Well it was on my chest were as Cinn is always on my lower part. Eventually I wake and see Sugar staring me in the face.

They do after you have them play bite, and my two are still armed causing many scratches accidentally.

Posted by: Skip at March 05, 2016 04:24 PM (fizMZ)

242 When we were kids, my sister Catherine would get up early, skim the cream off the top of the milk, and have it on her porridge.

You never forget that shit.

Posted by: An Poc Ar Buile at March 05, 2016 04:25 PM (92YAX)

243
I'd say "oh, yuck", but I still remember my Dad
telling me (after consuming several glasses of fresh apple cider) that
they press the apples at the mill stems, cores, worms and all. I was
shocked. Then I poured myself another glass and got over it.
Posted by: antisocialist at March 05, 2016 04:06 PM (9n14Y)


There is an old saying, "Cider is awfully cruel to the worms"

Posted by: Kindltot at March 05, 2016 04:25 PM (q2o38)

244 L, Elle.. about 3 weeks ago I think. Right after they started the pet thread.

Posted by: Jewells45 at March 05, 2016 04:26 PM (CNHr1)

245 Jewells please resend your photo and I promise it will make it in the thread

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 05, 2016 04:28 PM (voOPb)

246 MH, Thanks or another wonderful thread. It never fails to bring a tear and a smile.

Good luck with the surgery. And remember to do the physical therapy. Next winter is coming and those fish under the ice won't catch themselves, you know.

Posted by: JTB at March 05, 2016 04:28 PM (FvdPb)

247 Damn, off pervy presidential sock!

Posted by: Farmer at March 05, 2016 04:29 PM (3hlFs)

248 Near where I used to work, down a back road, there was a wide place in the road overlooking the river. I used to eat my lunch there (and it definitely wasn't a hiding place). On the way, the road passed a goat farm. In the spring, the baby goats were so cute.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at March 05, 2016 04:29 PM (Nwg0u)

249 But I'll never forget that day. It was like an act of God, just something small and simple. You're not alone.


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Not even gonna lie and say its allergies. Tears are streaming. Thanks for sharing that, Christopher.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at March 05, 2016 04:29 PM (kTF2Z)

250 Ricardo,
Aaah, I like that name.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 05, 2016 04:30 PM (egOGm)

251 Thanks MH!!

Posted by: Jewells45 at March 05, 2016 04:30 PM (CNHr1)

252 I think I'll just stay right here. Politics has never done me any good.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at March 05, 2016 04:31 PM (39g3+)

253 Okay, I found it jewells!

Posted by: L, Elle at March 05, 2016 04:32 PM (5kNms)

254 Posted by: The Great White Snark at March 05, 2016 04:29 PM (Nwg0u)

They *are* adorable. My parents hated it when we would ask which (named) goat we were eating for dinner. the answer was always "Goat. It's just goat.", but of course we felt the need to ask every time.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at March 05, 2016 04:32 PM (GDulk)

255 I'm loving the non political threads, really appreciate these.

Posted by: Skip at March 05, 2016 04:33 PM (fizMZ)

256 The pet thread is better than the gun thread.

I can't believe I wrote that.

Posted by: Weasel at March 05, 2016 04:33 PM (e3bId)

257 I just send it again MH.. oh my.. my daughter will pee her pants lol!! AofS is mentioned on a daily basis in this house so you guys are like celebrities.

Posted by: Jewells45 at March 05, 2016 04:35 PM (CNHr1)

258 Nothing as fun as squirting a barn cat while milking. Rewards for rat/mousing and they do the darndest contortions to clean up.
Would a house cat just get all huffy grumpy?

Posted by: Man from Wazzustan at March 05, 2016 04:36 PM (FtrY1)

259 At least in the pet thread I can contribute something meaningful. Not a big gun expert.

That story was one of those moments when my understanding of the world shifted. I was never the same.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at March 05, 2016 04:37 PM (39g3+)

260 Me too Skip. It's nice to take a break from the bullshit.

Posted by: Jewells45 at March 05, 2016 04:37 PM (CNHr1)

261 259 very cool.

Posted by: Weasel at March 05, 2016 04:38 PM (e3bId)

262 Hiya, redbanzai.
Yes, for now, I still have the hobo.
Believe it or not, he begged me to let his gf stay here the other night.
"Dude - you're homeless. How do you have a gf??? And why aren't you living with her?"
Turns out, she's on the streets, too. I dont even want to see what she looks like...

Dont do drugs, kids. Stay in School.

Posted by: Chi at March 05, 2016 04:39 PM (S+wwp)

263 That really is a powerful story Christopher. Animals... they know so much more than we will ever realize.

Posted by: Jewells45 at March 05, 2016 04:39 PM (CNHr1)

264 I was outside talking to the guy that works here. I feel terrible. The neighbor kid whose puppy killed my chickens kicked his dog on the road to my house.
My guy saw it. He looked like he was tearing up. It must have been bad.
My husband is going to have to talk to the kid again.
I think it was last week. It makes me sick. It's not the dogs fault. He used to let it roam wherever. I'd find her on the road and take her home. There are no fences at his house so instead of putting a dog run, he's tying her up.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 05, 2016 04:39 PM (egOGm)

265 Like seeing everybody's pets. I need to get a pet.

Posted by: sinalco at March 05, 2016 04:39 PM (yODqO)

266 Yeah, CT, that story is going to leave a mark.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 05, 2016 04:40 PM (1xUj/)

267 Posted by: Chi at March 05, 2016 04:39 PM (S+wwp)

Do *not* let yourself be outnumbered in your own home.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at March 05, 2016 04:40 PM (GDulk)

268 oh yay L,elle!!! Isn't he adorable?? lol.. he's been sunning himself by the back door and just came over to get his ears rubbed.

Posted by: Jewells45 at March 05, 2016 04:41 PM (CNHr1)

269 Nothing as fun as squirting a barn cat while milking.

Yeah, they will do acrobatic leaps to get some of that, then clean for an hour afterward. Every barn needs some cats.

Our land didn't have cats on it until we showed up. All our cats were outdoors and after 6 or 7 generations, they were feral and wild. The first few stayed around the house and some were friendly, but the rest were just all over the territory fending for themselves. Small and fierce and sly.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at March 05, 2016 04:43 PM (39g3+)

270 I never had cats when I was growing up. My father hated them.

At age 42 I was living in an apartment. It was a house converted into first floor and second floor apartments. I lived on the second floor, and my first floor neighbor adopted a long-haired black kitten named Chloe. I became quite enamored of her.

Some time later I found evidence that there was a rat in my apartment. My neighbor was going away for the weekend, so I asked her if I could borrow Chloe. I had to buy cat food, a litter box, and litter.

I never saw the rat again, but after that weekend, Chloe and I became BFFs.

I could go on for hours with stories about her. Even though she was not officially "my" cat, I fully expect to be reunited with her at the Rainbow Bridge.

Posted by: rickl at March 05, 2016 04:43 PM (sdi6R)

271 Posted by: Christopher Taylor at March 05, 2016 04:37 PM (39g3+)

Don't sell yourself short. You are a good moron with good insights

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 05, 2016 04:43 PM (voOPb)

272 Driving through Glenwood Springs yesterday we saw, sitting on the curb outside a Target store a young man with a pig on a leash. It looked like they were playing. Odd scene.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at March 05, 2016 04:44 PM (NeFrd)

273 Christopher,
Beautiful story. God heard you. You made me smile.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 05, 2016 04:45 PM (egOGm)

274 Hey everybody. Late to the thread, just got back from walking my gigantic Labradoodle. Spent the day with him druving around, running errarnds. He told me it's dinner time now. He has hypnotic eyes.

Posted by: kraken at March 05, 2016 04:46 PM (sdxPm)

275 Got home from a trip, we'd left the 20 yo cat in the care of a neighbor. As i'm unloading J comes out and says "I think Sally cat is dead". I dash inside and she's laying under the coffee table, no heartbeat or respiration.

I go outside to dig a grave, back in to get her. As I reach the door I hear a small sound. Well, still no heartbeat or respiration so we decide it was just air escaping her lungs like I've heard of happening after death.

Lay her in the cool ground and a paw moves!

Take her back inside and pet her and talk to her. Now you can see her breathing, but after a while of doing this that's all there was. Finally decide to stop and tell her she can go.
She died a few minutes later.

My touch had her hanging on, we figured she was waiting for us to get home.
*warning, don't look like you're dead around me or I'll try to bury you*

Posted by: Farmer at March 05, 2016 04:47 PM (3hlFs)

276 Oh Farmer how sad ... that had to be so hard. I'm sure she was a wonderful kitty.

Posted by: Jewells45 at March 05, 2016 04:50 PM (CNHr1)

277 275- Great story. Had an ancient cat once, who finally got to death's door. Decided to put him down after lots of soul searching. He totters up with a fresh killed mouse in his mouth. That earned him another month. Was not his time, obviously.

Posted by: kraken at March 05, 2016 04:51 PM (sdxPm)

278 Finally decide to stop and tell her she can go.
She died a few minutes later.


Aw, kitty.

Its almost not worth having pets, especially cats, because of how short their lives really are. Almost.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at March 05, 2016 04:52 PM (39g3+)

279 Looks like we need to issue boxes of tissues if this keeps up. Man

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 05, 2016 04:52 PM (voOPb)

280 Youse morons and 'ettes have some great pets! Love all the pups, and
I'll bet they're all spoiled rotten. Haven't had cats for years--went
back to dogs once the boys came along--but still love them, and the rons
and ettes have some real cuties. And Skip: your Cinnamon looks just
like my old Stinky (RIP).

Posted by: IrishEi at March 05, 2016 04:55 PM (E6RIJ)

281 278- I tried living without pets for a while. Discovered that my soul shrank a little more than it already had. My Labradoodle brings out some of the best in me. "Someday, I hope to be the man my dog thinks I am".

Posted by: kraken at March 05, 2016 04:56 PM (sdxPm)

282 I love all the pictures. great job and thank you.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 05, 2016 04:57 PM (egOGm)

283 Lady In Black's kitties make me think of this Disney song from Lady and the Tramp:

https://youtu.be/RG5mOd8Ubsk

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at March 05, 2016 05:00 PM (39g3+)

284 I guess my saddest story is when we put our sweet Freckles down several years ago. She was half Brittany half Springer. Had her for 14 years. Her last year was miserable and I made the decision. My daughter was in Seattle at the time helping a friend drive back to KC. I told her and she yelled thru the phone "MOM, don't do anything til I get home!". Bless her heart, they drove all night to get there so she could say goodbye. One of the hardest things I ever did. God, when they are laying there still wagging their tail at you...

Posted by: Jewells45 at March 05, 2016 05:00 PM (CNHr1)

285 Christopher and farmer, both of your stories make me get choked up.
Christopher, again what an amazing story.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 05, 2016 05:02 PM (egOGm)

286 Charlie's Tail (and Max's)

I've mentioned my little yellow fuzzy buddy Charlie many times in comments, talked about how we got him, but I don't find that I've ever elaborated his full origin story.

Years ago, we had a feral male cat adopt us. Big black cat, had one of those broad faces; in seeming good health; came by at feeding time so we fed him. Got along with the other cats. Gradually, we got to the point where he would let us pet him, barely. Daughter even picked him up, once, briefly. Max, we called him.

One day Max showed up with a yellow kitten in tow. You know the WB Sylvester cartoon with the big tough dog Butch and the yappy little dog? "What'r we gonna do today, Butch? Huh? Huh?" Max and the kitten reminded me of that.

I could imagine Max telling the kitten, "Hey, I know where some people can feed you and take care of you, kid," while thinking to himself, "and I can scrape you off - I work alone, fellah."

I saw them walking up, and told Milady about it. She walked out to them, and the little kitten let her pick him up and cuddled right up to her. She took him inside the house, and he laid down on the carpet, looking like he'd been with us all his life. He was an instant hit. Tried to name him Chuck, but he became Charlie.

Out-of-town son had dumped his black female cat on us (more on her at a later date) after he left college, and of late she had been getting kind-of mopey. She adopted Charlie, and they became good friends, licking each other, chasing and mock-fighting. Black and orange - our Halloween kittehs.

Charlie got bigger, about the same size as Ony, and he's become a little too rough for her, I think. Their play sounds more like fighting, but they're still nice with each other when he doesn't chase her. When he does, it sounds like a death match, but they seem to survive okay.

Charlie was a great comfort to me through some very trying times. He's still very special, crawling on the bed when I lay down, licking and play-biting my hand. Hurts sometimes, but never breaks the skin.

So, you can imagine that Max was much appreciated for having brought Charlie to us. Several weeks after Max showed up with Charlie, we thought we could get him in a cage and get him to the vet. As I mentioned in comments back in April, 2012, Max never got to the vet. One afternoon I heard the most horrible scream, out west of the house, probably in the woods over the wall. I'm pretty sure it was Max. We never saw him again. But he'll always have a place of honor in our hearts.

Pictures of Charlie:
http://mindfulwebworks.com/doodles/charlie-drinking
http://mindfulwebworks.com/doodles/tuckered-tabby

Posted by: mindful webworker - Charlie's guy at March 05, 2016 05:13 PM (5a8XA)

287 JTB...i love the Strudel story!...thanks tons.

Posted by: concrete girl at March 05, 2016 05:18 PM (0KgAM)

288 284 ... Jewells, I understand completely. But when you can't alleviate their pain, it is time. And the joy of their lives, and that they bring to ours, tops any pain from their passing.

Posted by: JTB at March 05, 2016 05:19 PM (FvdPb)

289 Charley sounds like a great kitty We're a bit up against it in finances in the house or we'd get a friend for Dexter. I know he needs it, he is very lonely and cries for attention at times. But that extra food and litter costs just a bit too much at the moment. Maybe if I start selling more books...

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at March 05, 2016 05:51 PM (39g3+)

290 Okay, all the Rainbow Bridge stories are killing me.

It's gonna be crowded when we get there.

(snif)

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 05, 2016 05:58 PM (bLnSU)

291 Indeed it is Merovign.

Posted by: Jewells45 at March 05, 2016 06:07 PM (CNHr1)

292 Posted by: mindful webworker - Charlie's guy at March 05, 2016 05:13 PM (5a8XA)

Such beautiful photographs, Mindful, and such a beautiful, bittersweet story!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at March 05, 2016 06:17 PM (bardA)

293 Tammy al-Thor! Damn..it's been a minute!! How have you been?

Posted by: Jewells45 at March 05, 2016 06:20 PM (CNHr1)

294 Lil D looks like a mischievous little cutie to me - angelic is not a word I would have used.
Posted by: Chi at March 05, 2016 02:43 PM (1Sr1s)


You are observant.

1x laptop power supply, on both sides so it's not salvageable
1x screen door
1x 1/8" audio cable


But he loves to flop down at my feet and beg me to put him in my lap.

Posted by: ReactionaryMonster browsing Bravely at March 05, 2016 06:22 PM (1D4Ef)

295 Later, she will dine on kibble made with quail, since she has food allergies. I'll have boxed mac and cheese....

Have I told you lately that I love you, Shib?



I ended up with a dozen cats in a very similar fashion, Joanna. God bless you for taking them in!

JTB, I have no words. Plenty of tears, though.

Aussie sheps often have the different eye colors.

There are many, many people in this country, let alone other cultures, that think having animals in the house is dirty. I think they're missing out, but I do understand it.


Hugs hugs hugs jewells!

I'm not sure I am going to be able to take this thread in the long run.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at March 05, 2016 06:38 PM (bardA)

296 Posted by: Jewells45 at March 05, 2016 06:20 PM (CNHr1)


Hey lady!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at March 05, 2016 06:39 PM (bardA)

297 I seriously want ALL these pets.

Every damn one of them.

Send them to me IMMEDIATELY!

I will take most excellent care of them.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at March 05, 2016 06:41 PM (bardA)

298 Lurker here. Thank you so much for this thread. I appreciate the work that goes into it, and all the thoughtful and funny and kind comments/stories. Nice respite from the noise and fury of 24/7 politics. My two cats - ginger brothers - are curled up together under the desk on their heated K&H Thermo mat. They love that mat. It gets a lot of use from Oct - May when it's cold and rainy here.

Posted by: JJC stuck in PDXOR at March 05, 2016 07:05 PM (hRP0p)

299 Love the pet thread! It's comforting to know that I'm not the only one who thinks cats and dogs are better that most humans.

Posted by: Guido's Girl at March 05, 2016 07:20 PM (gxIP7)

300 Lil D can put me to bed anytime. I think Lucy and I would wear each other out.

I am NOT a bestialist and my cat is a known liar and wanton killer of birds (and crickets).

Posted by: CozMark (Melissa McCarthy is a Sex Goddess) at March 05, 2016 07:21 PM (CbGSW)

301 Posted by: JJC stuck in PDXOR at March 05, 2016 07:05 PM

Pat your gingy boyz for me (I have several myself) and come around more often, please!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at March 05, 2016 08:00 PM (bardA)

302 You haven't lived until you have been South of the border with a sheltie and surrounded by a couple dozen kids shouting "Perrocita Lassie"! And then you start letting 'cita do tricks like roll-over and shake-a-paw, and The Crowd Goes Wild.

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at March 05, 2016 08:27 PM (LeUrG)

303 Hurricane's burglar alarm/foot warmer is Trail Boss, half American Brittany and half mutt. Great with cats, kids, cows, other dogs (her "gentleman caller" is a wire hair terrier), barks at threats until assessed, won't chase cars or run from gunfire. Responds to...most commands.
https://youtu.be/Xz7I7JgqdPs

Posted by: hurricane567 at March 05, 2016 09:54 PM (1kFPb)

304 Great pictures and fun links. Best Thread of the Day.

Posted by: goon at March 06, 2016 01:55 AM (gy5kE)

305 This is the only thread where I read all the comments.

Posted by: AnthonyB at March 06, 2016 05:12 PM (5VEXA)

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