Ace of Spades Pet Thread [Misanthropic Humanitarian]

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Come, Sit, Stay, Good Moron

Before the Moron pets make their internet debut, how about some pet news and tidbits?

Meet the Pet Morons


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This is Moose. She's currently in the custody of Jewells45. Moose supposedly belongs to Jewells45's daughter who is away at school.


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Shibumi submitted this photo of her lurker cat, Penny. She looks like a lurker or a trouble maker or both.

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Buster is owned by caligirl, or is it the other way around? Serious looking pooch.

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Meet a Westminster contestant from 2012 Aero owned by Dissonant Cognizance. Beautiful Akita. Thanks for sharing.

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This is Brady enjoying his ride. We have a lurker named vitigagtor who likes to take Brady for rides.


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Moron Eric wanted us to see his St. Bernard, Harley. Where is the little barrel of valu-rite that should be on his collar?


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Kindlot sent this photo into the thread. Once again it appears that another moron cat has a rough life.


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A lurker by the name of MallardDuckLintbrush wanted us to know about this goofy Australian Brindle Hound named Dingo.


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rickinstl has a pooch named Seamus. What an abused pet, lying on a bed in the sun. The word is out on you, meanie!


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Jim Sunk New Dawn Galveston, TX cat named Harley. Harley is no longer with us. Per Jim Harley was the best cat ever. Thanks for sharing Jim.


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Here is Elizabeth Taylor, Kitty Kat, aka Lizzy. This is only one of Niedemeyer's Dead Horse cat collection. We were expecting a horse photo to be honest.


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A lurker by the name of Craig passed this photo along to us. His job took him to a home where he found this Husky. We don't know what his name is, but we are sure it isn't Houdini.


Thank you for stopping by. Now if it seems that dogs ruled today, you could be right. The dog owners have been submitting more photos than the cat owners. I'm sure that will change when they send their photos to petmorons at g mail dot com.


petmorons at g mail dot com
We need your Nic, pet's name and any other information you wish to share.


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1 Awww....

Posted by: HH at March 12, 2016 02:32 PM (DrCtv)

2 MOOOOSSSEEE!!!!

Posted by: Jewells45 at March 12, 2016 02:32 PM (CNHr1)

3 Actually my daughter lives with us while she works and goes back to school.. so we sort of have joint custody, lol! He's my BUDDY!!

Posted by: Jewells45 at March 12, 2016 02:33 PM (CNHr1)

4 It's Caturday! Why do cats mine included love to sit in places that seem to small.?

Posted by: Skip at March 12, 2016 02:34 PM (fizMZ)

5 Lovely!!! Did my kitty submission not get to you guys in time?

Posted by: IC at March 12, 2016 02:35 PM (Ux3zV)

6 I sent a picture...

Posted by: Anthony Weiner at March 12, 2016 02:36 PM (8aOqE)

7 Love that cartoon at the top.

Posted by: HH at March 12, 2016 02:36 PM (DrCtv)

8 Jewells45, you do know that Moose is YOUR goggie now, right? Possession being nine tenths of the law and all...

Posted by: antisocialist at March 12, 2016 02:36 PM (9n14Y)

9 Thanks for the patience Jewells

Posted by: MH at March 12, 2016 02:37 PM (OicVo)

10 Kindlot's kitteh seems to have a hobby, too...

Posted by: antisocialist at March 12, 2016 02:37 PM (9n14Y)

11 Kindtot's cat looks like our Peanut and NDH's Lizzy looks like our Lightning. No need for me to send pics of our cats then.

I do need to send one of our dogs though and will do so.

Posted by: freaked at March 12, 2016 02:38 PM (BO/km)

12 Y-Not was thoughtful enough to put up a Politics Open Thread down two posts so if you can't get enough of the Trump-Cruz flame war, please be considerate enough to keep it down there and let us admire all the Moron kittens and doggies up here.

Thanks.

Posted by: L, Elle at March 12, 2016 02:38 PM (2x3L+)

13 Another awesome bunch of moron pets! And each one of them looks spoiled rotten, as they should be.

Posted by: IrishEi at March 12, 2016 02:38 PM (E6RIJ)

14 Sorry Kindlot not tot.

Posted by: freaked at March 12, 2016 02:39 PM (BO/km)

15 Good grief! Four for four with the kittehs looking very similar to my critters, past and present. Especially Kindlot's tortoise shell colored kitteh. We lost our little one this past November.

Vet asked me a ton of questions, we never found an answer. We tried, she just didn't make it.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 12, 2016 02:40 PM (TOk1P)

16 Handsome devil stuck in the fence - he looks a bit more Malamute to me, but I've been wrong before. We've got a soft spot for northern breeds here at Chez Akita.

And Aero says thanks for posting and hello to the horde!

Posted by: Dissonant Cognizance at March 12, 2016 02:41 PM (4C9aX)

17 I thought we were going to get sweaterpuppies in this thread.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 12, 2016 02:41 PM (1xUj/)

18 I just love the pet thread. It brings me a smile every week. Thank you!

Posted by: Shinypie at March 12, 2016 02:42 PM (3nZXa)

19 The pet thread gets finished by Wednesday at the latest so if you send in pics beyond that, they are unlikely to show up. You'll likely have to wait on them to show up on another weekend.

Please be patient. We have gotten so many. We are trying to balance the pics btwn regulars and lurkers. It's nice that we're getting so many from lurkers btw.

Keep me coming in!

Posted by: L, Elle at March 12, 2016 02:42 PM (2x3L+)

20 Big cats in boxes, accompanied by the least good piano music I know:

https://youtu.be/J11uu8L8FTY

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 12, 2016 02:43 PM (bLnSU)

21 Jewell45 what breed is Moose? Looks a lot like Moron Chi's Tucker.

Also, whose feet are those?

Posted by: L, Elle at March 12, 2016 02:43 PM (2x3L+)

22 @19, L, Elle; no worries!! I was just checking in and thank you for this thread!! It's a fun one.

Posted by: IC at March 12, 2016 02:44 PM (Ux3zV)

23 And shameless plug - Seattle Dog Show is this weekend for the PNW folks. Nothing of ours there, but it's a great place to learn about various breeds and find something that will fit well with your family!

Posted by: Dissonant Cognizance at March 12, 2016 02:45 PM (4C9aX)

24 Our next door neighbor has parts of a cut down tree in their back yard. Our hunter cat keeps bringing us little rat snakes we assume live there. The one the other night was maybe four inches long. I don't mind them. But she gets bored and leaves them free in the house. We're hoping we've been lucky and seen all of the ones she's brought in.

Posted by: Beth M at March 12, 2016 02:45 PM (kiy9d)

25 Thanks for the pet thread! If I can ever get my ACD, Ajax to sit still for a good picture where he is not asleep, I will send it in.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 12, 2016 02:46 PM (iHjB5)

26 Dissonant Cognizance do you happen to know a good Akita breeder near SE PA?

I am looking for a companion to my very sweet, but sort of lonely, male Eurasier, Leo.

Was trying to find a good Chow Chow breeder but no luck. Very few breeders in the US now. More Eurasiers than Chows here now! It's crazy.

Lots of great pics! Is the Iditarod attack too political to talk about here?

Posted by: BlackOrchid at March 12, 2016 02:46 PM (TLX//)

27 Yay! I'm on time for the pet thread. Jim Sunk, I used to have an orange boy too - I called him Mr. Perfect because he was the best kitteh every, no disrespect to Mr. Harley there. Orange boys rule.

I used to have a tortie too and I would love to have another but current kitty is evil and probably would not play well with others. My dog is afraid of him.

Posted by: Tonestaple at March 12, 2016 02:47 PM (LJYIn)

28 Oh and Dissonant your Aero is LOVELY. Very nice!

Posted by: BlackOrchid at March 12, 2016 02:47 PM (TLX//)

29 Great pictures. You know what I think is nice-That even people who are not "regulars" send in their photos. of pets That tells me that even conservatives need a much needed break from the politics.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 12, 2016 02:48 PM (w4NZ8)

30 >>>> Lots of great pics! Is the Iditarod attack too political to talk about here?
Posted by: BlackOrchid at March 12, 2016 02:46 PM (TLX//)
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I'll defer to MisHum on this since Idk the context.

Posted by: L, Elle at March 12, 2016 02:49 PM (2x3L+)

31 That husky pic reminds me of a time back in college when I was taking a walk in the woods behind the campus and found a Rottweiler or something of that nature with its head stuck down in a drainage pipe. My individual efforts proving unavailaing, I ended up taking an unscheduled trip down to the grounds department (where I did my work-study job) and bring my supervisor and a pair of garden shears back to cut the pipe away from the dog's head. It was pleased to be freed, I think, and did not bite us.

Posted by: Grey Fox at March 12, 2016 02:50 PM (bZ7mE)

32 re: Presidential Pet Race of 2016

Although the author of that piece was unable to determine if Trump has a pet, it turns out he does, a Labrador.
http://tinyurl.com/zu4ls26


Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at March 12, 2016 02:50 PM (R+30W)

33 They are not exactly my pets but do feel like they are. We have a nesting pair of Broadwing hawks in the neighborhood. A few years ago they were in the pine tree by my garage but moved due to it getting sparce. But saw them today so have to keep a eye where they are, I'm sure their close.

Posted by: Skip at March 12, 2016 02:50 PM (fizMZ)

34 I thought we were going to get sweaterpuppies in this thread.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 12, 2016 02:41 PM (1xUj/)


http://bit.ly/1RWTW5H

Courtesy of Ebaumsworld - kitties and *ahem* puppies.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 12, 2016 02:51 PM (bLnSU)

35 CG, that little dog needs a groom.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 12, 2016 02:51 PM (bceFx)

36 Black Orchid, MisHum says that's fine to talk about Iditarod. Comment away!

Posted by: L, Elle at March 12, 2016 02:51 PM (2x3L+)

37 Yay! The food thread is here!

Posted by: Barak at March 12, 2016 02:52 PM (kTF2Z)

38 Kira stabbed me in the eye on Monday. It was sore and watered copiously for a couple of days.

Normally she taps me on the nose or chin to wake me up and tell me it's breakfast time. I guess she must have been hungrier than usual because this time she went straight for my eye.

I happened to have a doctor's appointment for other reasons on Friday and I had her look at the eye. It's OK, and didn't get infected.

Posted by: rickl at March 12, 2016 02:53 PM (sdi6R)

39 "Bad doggy, naughty doggy"
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It's going around. Last week I spied this:
http://preview.tinyurl.com/htxd7vc

At first, I thought it was a blonde.

I don't resent the animal driving a Corvette, but it was parked in a handicap spot.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 12, 2016 02:54 PM (9mTYi)

40 Eh, sorry Bander, this one's better:

http://bit.ly/1V1RT30

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 12, 2016 02:54 PM (bLnSU)

41 My smile for the day. Thanks L,Elle, Chi and MisH. Someday I'm going to find one of my pet pics and send in.

Posted by: PaleRider at March 12, 2016 02:55 PM (tq5N4)

42

Puppehdawg music -

All Good Things by Klaatu

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUeuODPofpo

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at March 12, 2016 02:55 PM (LUgeY)

43 What handsome critters! I laffed out loud at Brady's pic.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at March 12, 2016 02:55 PM (jR7Wy)

44 Eh I changed my mind - too depressing.

I'm upset about it. My son's scout troop just got to meet an Iditarod team lead by an American woman - not sure if she was one of the teams that was attacked? All her dogs were rescues and just the sweetest happiest dogs!

I tend to stick with not-very-working dogs now - Chows, Shibas, other nordics that don't "do" anything - but I grew up with GSPs who we hunted with and really love the working breeds.

And dogs love a to have a job to do. Even Chows

I say this because my suspicion is the attack was a misguided "statement" of some sort on the race. I could be wrong of course. It's conjecture.

Posted by: BlackOrchid at March 12, 2016 02:55 PM (TLX//)

45 More Sweaterpuppies,, Bandersnhatch:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/h5bekes

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 12, 2016 02:55 PM (w4NZ8)

46 Both my cats are armed, it does cause many scratches but they are both non violent. Cinnamon will play bite but it's all in fun.

Posted by: Skip at March 12, 2016 02:57 PM (fizMZ)

47 I am pet-less after a hundred years of pets. All these photos make me smile. I did have a pair of mourning doves perched on my porch railing yesterday. They were really plump. I immediately thought of dinner. I suppose saying that might be a no-no on the pet thread.

Posted by: grammie winger, watching the fig tree at March 12, 2016 02:57 PM (dFi94)

48 Yeah, Eris, I thought the Brady pic was super cute. I love the St. Bernard. They seem like such content, sweet dogs.

Posted by: L, Elle at March 12, 2016 02:58 PM (2x3L+)

49 20 Big cats in boxes, accompanied by the least good piano music I know:

https://youtu.be/J11uu8L8FTY
Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 12, 2016 02:43 PM (bLnSU)
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I want Raindance! He couldn't possibly do more damage than my two housecats did.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at March 12, 2016 02:58 PM (jR7Wy)

50 I absolutely adore this thread.

ADORE IT.

All these precious babies make my heart swell.

Thank you sooo much for the thread and for sharing your lovies with us!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at March 12, 2016 02:59 PM (CNKtx)

51

*does Forrest Gump wave to Jasper*

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at March 12, 2016 03:00 PM (LUgeY)

52 The tortie's name is Calico. She was a feral kitten but she moved in on me on her own. She was a scrap of fur and bones when I took her to the vets.
She escaped from the examination room and would have made it out the door to the street but she went for the plate glass window instead. (Moron Pet)

My other two are pure black, and don't photograph well.

You all have pretty pets.

Posted by: Kindltot at March 12, 2016 03:00 PM (q2o38)

53 I love this thread. Thank you.

I don't have a dog, that is someone else's dog. I have the bengal cats.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 12, 2016 03:02 PM (egOGm)

54 Thanks BlackOrchid! We're proud of the knucklehead - we got incredibly lucky getting him as a first show dog. Of course, we were at home eating Ramen while he was on the road, but it was a cool experience.

I'll check with the wifey on breeders in PA - she knows pretty much everyone in the breed, so I'm sure she'll have a reco for you.

And you've got me curious, I'm Googling to see what happened at Iditarod. Wifey is a veterinarian and one of her goals is to work the race.

Posted by: Dissonant Cognizance at March 12, 2016 03:02 PM (4C9aX)

55 Courtesy of Ebaumsworld - kitties and *ahem* puppies.
Posted by: Merovign,



And *that* is why America is the best country evah!

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 12, 2016 03:02 PM (1xUj/)

56 It is very hard to photograph black pets, Kindlot!

I like to cover them in sand or snow lol

that doesn't really work either

Posted by: BlackOrchid at March 12, 2016 03:03 PM (TLX//)

57 I am pet-less after a hundred years of pets. All
these photos make me smile. I did have a pair of mourning doves perched
on my porch railing yesterday. They were really plump. I immediately
thought of dinner. I suppose saying that might be a no-no on the pet
thread.


Posted by: grammie winger, watching the fig tree at March 12, 2016 02:57 PM (dFi94)


Stupid question time: is it mourning doves? I always thought it was morning doves. I guess I never saw it written before.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 12, 2016 03:03 PM (TOk1P)

58 I want Raindance! He couldn't possibly do more damage than my two housecats did.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at March 12, 2016 02:58 PM (jR7Wy)


Raindance is cute as a button, all right.

I have a soft spot for cougars and cheetahs, though cougars are pretty darned dangerous (and cheetahs not exactly a walk in the park, especially the dog park).

But they are handsome animals!

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 12, 2016 03:03 PM (bLnSU)

59 Lizzy!

Lizzy is so named because she had purple eyes when born. She was the cutest thing but a little feral spitfire.

Everyone has such cute pets.

It wouldn't do for me to be wealthy because it would last about as long as it took for me to buy a piece of land and fill it with animals.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at March 12, 2016 03:04 PM (8PbKi)

60 It will probably be after I move, but I have to scan some pictures of Ash, the Best Cat Ever, and Pete, the Best Dog Ever.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 12, 2016 03:05 PM (bLnSU)

61 "I don't have a dog, that is someone else's dog. I have the bengal cats."


I thought that was was your little dog up there?"

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 12, 2016 03:05 PM (bceFx)

62

Courtesy of Ebaumsworld - kitties and *ahem* puppies.

Many thanks, Mero.

My mood has improved dramatically and I was just fine to begin with.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at March 12, 2016 03:05 PM (LUgeY)

63 It wouldn't do for me to be wealthy because it would last about as long as it took for me to buy a piece of land and fill it with animals.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at March 12, 2016 03:04 PM (8PbKi)


I was in a Petsmart with Second Adopted Sister and I said I was in danger of walking out with an armload of cats.

She said "I'd help you!"

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 12, 2016 03:06 PM (bLnSU)

64 Brady haz Win!!! HA-HA-HA!!!

Doggie haz head out of window and *HAH!*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 12, 2016 03:06 PM (OQ9R7)

65 Stupid question time: is it mourning doves? I always thought it was morning doves. I guess I never saw it written before.


Posted by: BurtTC at March 12, 2016 03:03 PM (TOk1P)
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Yep. They're mourning doves. Now you've got me interested as to the origins of their name. I'll Bing it.

Posted by: grammie winger, watching the fig tree at March 12, 2016 03:06 PM (dFi94)

66 Stupid question time: is it mourning doves? I always thought it was morning doves. I guess I never saw it written before.

Mourning.

It's because of their plaintive call.

whoo HOO hoo...hoo hoo

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 12, 2016 03:07 PM (1xUj/)

67 The tortie's name is Calico. She was a feral kitten
but she moved in on me on her own. She was a scrap of fur and bones when
I took her to the vets.
She escaped from the examination room and
would have made it out the door to the street but she went for the plate
glass window instead. (Moron Pet)

My other two are pure black, and don't photograph well.

You all have pretty pets.


Posted by: Kindltot at March 12, 2016 03:00 PM (q2o3


She looks rather short haired, has she been shorn?


My late tortoise shell goof had thick fur, and when she moved it would bounce. It was so funny looking. Silly cat, she would run away from me if she got a chance, but it was just playing hard to get. When I pet her she would get a look of ecstasy on her face that was downright embarrassing.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 12, 2016 03:07 PM (TOk1P)

68 >>> I am pet-less after a hundred years of pets.
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grammie, I can't remember which breed you had. Do you think you'll get another one hough you're planning a wedding and honeymoon so anytime soon is probably not a convenient time to take on a puppy.

Posted by: L, Elle at March 12, 2016 03:07 PM (2x3L+)

69 Holy crap, I just farked-up.


That was shibumi, not CG.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 12, 2016 03:08 PM (bceFx)

70 Yep. They're mourning doves. Now you've got me interested as to the origins of their name. I'll Bing it.
Posted by: grammie winger, watching the fig tree at March 12, 2016 03:06 PM (dFi94)


Do they have a coo-ah-coo, coo, coo kind of call?

That's a mourning dove. Their call sounds sorta mournful and sad. Hence, mourning dove.

Posted by: filbert at March 12, 2016 03:08 PM (s5o+q)

71 I wanted to share my Reagan the Bengal story.
I had an abdominal surgery 3 years ago. I came home after a week in the hospital. My husband left me alone to go get my Rx.
My cat Reagan would not stop howling at me, just out of arms reach. She had never acted like that before. Would not stop screaming.
I didn't feel well. Long story short, I was bleeding internally so badly, I bled externally. Ambulance ride, another surgery, 5 more days in the hospital.
She has not acted like that since. It was really weird.


Posted by: CaliGirl at March 12, 2016 03:08 PM (egOGm)

72 NO problem MH.. I am just glad he finally got on. L'Elle.. Moose is part chihuahua and part daschund. He's more a doxie really. Those are my feet lol.

Yes, when daughter leaves I will miss him terribly but by then I will just get my own. I want a chiweenie. Plus daughter will not live that far away.

Posted by: Jewells45 at March 12, 2016 03:10 PM (CNHr1)

73 How many cats in an "armload"? I'll bet three.

...arms may vary.
...dealer-cats not ubiquitous.
...colors and claws included.
...choking-worthy of death-sentence.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 12, 2016 03:10 PM (OQ9R7)

74 I was bleeding internally so badly, I bled externally. Ambulance ride, another surgery, 5 more days in the hospital.
She has not acted like that since. It was really weird.


Posted by: CaliGirl at March 12, 2016 03:08 PM (egOGm)
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It's that voodoo trickle down Reagan stuff!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at March 12, 2016 03:11 PM (jR7Wy)

75 Yep. They're mourning doves. Now you've got me interested as to the origins of their name. I'll Bing it.


Posted by: grammie winger, watching the fig tree at March 12, 2016 03:06 PM (dFi94)

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Mourning.



It's because of their plaintive call.



whoo HOO hoo...hoo hoo

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 12, 2016 03:07 PM (1xUj/)


Cool, thanks. I know the sound, never associated it with mourning.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 12, 2016 03:11 PM (TOk1P)

76 Well, according to the internet, the Chippewa Indians named them some kind of Indian name that meant Mourning Caller, and it got translated as such.

Posted by: grammie winger, watching the fig tree at March 12, 2016 03:11 PM (dFi94)

77 Kindlot, your tortie looks quite a bit like my tortie

Well, she would if she were 7 pounds heavier

Posted by: kbdabear at March 12, 2016 03:12 PM (9hVWo)

78 I love Buster, CaliGirl,

Looks like a former lurker in our neighborhood. That dog made some friends.

Posted by: KT at March 12, 2016 03:13 PM (qahv/)

79 When I were a lass we had two mourning doves out in the woods who would coo that Hoo HOO Hoo Hoo Hoo jam for hours. What were they saying to each other?!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at March 12, 2016 03:13 PM (jR7Wy)

80 OT, but perhaps acceptable -- Schrodinger's link in sidebar goes 404.



After all, it may have a cat in it.....or not.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 12, 2016 03:13 PM (EzgxV)

81 KT,
I would love to take credit for buster, it's someone else's dog. I have cats. I hope busters owner comments.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 12, 2016 03:14 PM (egOGm)

82 Ah, another pet thread. Thanks to MH for posting this. It always makes me smile.

Another item from the pet journal I've started keeping. Gretel was a red miniature dachshund that we adopted when she was about a year old and she was the dog I grew up with. We had just lost our young dog to cancer. Dad took us to the local pound to get a new pup and there she was. This was a navy town and her owner had just received orders for extended sea duty. He had no family to take care of her and had dropped her at the pound only an hour before. When I saw her in the pen, tail wagging and clearly wanting some love, my seven year old eyes lit up. It was a very quiet trip home with me in the middle of the back seat of the Buick holding her and my little brother and sister on either side petting whatever they could reach. She was our dog for the next 15 years.

In Gretel's opinion, the entire human race existed to rub her tummy. She would stretch out on her back next to your leg and squirm until proper belly rubs commenced. The only snag was she couldn't jump up on the couch or chairs with her short legs. But nature finds a way. Gretel could project her thoughts (i.e., 'pick me up and put me on the couch'). You could be asleep, engrossed in reading or a TV show or whatever and suddenly you were aware of her thoughts. Look down and there she was, eyes unblinking and staring as she projected her wishes. (The other wish, and a constant one, was it was time for her supper.) Kreskin and Svengali combined could have taken lessons from her.

Posted by: JTB at March 12, 2016 03:14 PM (FvdPb)

83 What were they saying to each other?!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at March 12, 2016 03:13 PM (jR7Wy)
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I like the way you look in yoga pants?

Posted by: grammie winger, watching the fig tree at March 12, 2016 03:14 PM (dFi94)

84 It was really weird.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 12, 2016 03:08 PM (egOGm)


You think that's weird, a cat's purr stimulates bone repair and healing in humans (and cats).

Actually the sound frequency does it, but it's one of nature's little WTFs.

I think if you bled so bad you were bleeding externally they could smell it - and you probably had at least some infection as well, which they could smell, along with anything else they used in the surgery.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 12, 2016 03:15 PM (bLnSU)

85 With Spring approaching, my cat Evan is eagerly anticipating the return of the birds. The ones that stay through the winter (what's left of them) have wised up and went down the street, but there's plenty of oblivious morsels winging their way here now.

Posted by: Citizen Cake at March 12, 2016 03:15 PM (ppaKI)

86 Oh, I guess I have mourning doves on my property here. I know that sound very well. Do they tend to stick to hanging around small bushes and shrubs? When I drive down my hill, I watch a whole group of them flee the bushes they frequent as I drive by.

Posted by: L, Elle at March 12, 2016 03:16 PM (2x3L+)

87 How many cats in an "armload"? I'll bet three.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 12, 2016 03:10 PM (OQ9R7)


Oh, at least seven.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 12, 2016 03:16 PM (bLnSU)

88 Kindltot,

Your cat looks just like our garden kitty Sophie, except that Sophie only has one eye. Got shot, so we had to have her eye removed. She has had some other traumas, along with her mom. Neither is very human-friendly. They both disappear for weeks at a time. Once in a while, a little stroke on the back is accepted.

Posted by: KT at March 12, 2016 03:17 PM (qahv/)

89 Okay, I quit. I've confused every picture because I can't read.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 12, 2016 03:17 PM (bceFx)

90 64, Slapweasel, what dog doesn't ride with his head out any open window. I would swear that Sophie, my probable Catahoula, would rather go for a ride in the car than a walk. I think she finds it less stressful because she is a very nervous doggie. Anyway, she only brings her head back inside the car if we stop at a light as we have the tradition of her touching my hand with her nose and then getting a bit of lamb lung which is her favorite thing after cheese, a word I now have to spell in my house.

Posted by: Tonestaple at March 12, 2016 03:17 PM (LJYIn)

91 Good looking pets there, morons and 'ettes.

They say animals resemble their owners. Now at least I can picture some of you. Lol.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 12, 2016 03:17 PM (pUDQf)

92 Ah, torties. Nothing like tortietude. I have two diluteds that have it in spades.

The younger one is very talkative, and she chirps rather than meows. Her mother chirps now and then, but mainly meows, varying them as her mood changes.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at March 12, 2016 03:18 PM (CNKtx)

93 83 What were they saying to each other?!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at March 12, 2016 03:13 PM (jR7Wy)
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I like the way you look in yoga pants?
Posted by: grammie winger, watching the fig tree at March 12, 2016 03:14 PM (dFi94)
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Ha! This would have been in my Batman pajamas years. Unless you mean the other dove...

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at March 12, 2016 03:18 PM (jR7Wy)

94 Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 12, 2016 03:15 PM (bLnSU)
I now know she could smell it. She howled for two hours until the ambulance came. I don't remember very well. In hindsight I was in shock.
It was just very strange, she was very upset.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 12, 2016 03:18 PM (egOGm)

95 BurtTC, Calico is a short hair. She is from a pride of feral cats by my old apartment that had a large percentage of black and tortie cats. They were fed by a neighbor.

She used to be so wild and scared all the time, I used to only be able to pet her through the bars of the bedstead, where she would curl up with the other two cats. (I can't imagine trying to cut her hair, I can't trim her claws)

She is better now. She is the only cat I have met that cannot purr. She just makes asthmatic breathing noises.

Posted by: Kindltot at March 12, 2016 03:18 PM (q2o38)

96 Does anyone else have a cat that's has seizures?

My tabby would get them when she had a nail caught and panicked, but last weekend she was lying on the wooden desk next to me and she went into a seizure, first time where it wasn't caused by a caught nail panic

The seizure lasts for about 60 to 90 seconds and she lies still breathing heavily afterwards, but she's disoriented for a few hours like she isn't sure where she is.

Posted by: kbdabear at March 12, 2016 03:18 PM (9hVWo)

97 I saw a dog with its head out an SUV window just yesterday, enjoying the pouring rain.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 12, 2016 03:18 PM (bLnSU)

98 -Posted by: Tonestaple at March 12, 2016 03:17 PM (LJYIn)

Final Judgement: "Doggie Haz head out window!!!"

Dawg luvs head-out window!!!

Grade: A-

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 12, 2016 03:20 PM (OQ9R7)

99 97 I saw a dog with its head out an SUV window just yesterday, enjoying the pouring rain.
Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 12, 2016 03:18 PM (bLnSU)

I saw a dog (a white pit mix, I think) with his head hanging out a window last night at a stop light. I mentioned to my friend in the car "Look at him, he's a good boy!"

I can never not do that for some reason.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 12, 2016 03:20 PM (iHjB5)

100 It was just very strange, she was very upset.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 12, 2016 03:18 PM (egOGm)


Of course she was, her human was in danger!

kbdabear, cats can have seizure disorders like humans can. If it seems to be getting worse it might be time for a vet visit.

Gushka would know more about it, I'll ask if I get a chance.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 12, 2016 03:21 PM (bLnSU)

101 Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 12, 2016 03:15 PM (bLnSU)

Absolutely. I have an aunt who comes to visit me every few weeks, and one of my cats would paw at and try to chew this growth my aunt had on her leg. Turns out it was cancerous.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at March 12, 2016 03:21 PM (CNKtx)

102 I never hang my head out of windows. I fear mirrors.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 12, 2016 03:22 PM (OQ9R7)

103 Per Tammy al-Thor's request last night, I bring to you Kitteh Compliance Pics for Caturday

https://twitter.com/TheDaiIyKitten/status/708732339543736323

https://twitter.com/TheDaiIyKitten/status/708719008204333056

https://twitter.com/PicsOfCuteCats/status/708705799623802880

https://twitter.com/PicsOfCuteCats/status/708735997845045248

Posted by: kbdabear at March 12, 2016 03:23 PM (9hVWo)

104 My cat would *trill* for attention. That's the best way to describe the noise, it sounded like a cross between a bird and a cat.

Sort of a purrmeow.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 12, 2016 03:24 PM (bLnSU)

105 Here's something I simply enjoy typing:

Gushka has a kitty what plays fetch!

...I'm a Simple Man.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 12, 2016 03:24 PM (OQ9R7)

106 Tammy,
Aren't animals wonderful creatures.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 12, 2016 03:25 PM (egOGm)

107 Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at March 12, 2016 03:18 PM (CNKtx)

My two boys are brown tabbies. One is more black and grey. He's a chirper and a talker. He has this thing where he follows me around in the morning, talking to me. I mimick him back. He clicks and chirps and does this murruwwwwl sound. Every morning before I go to work. It's quite the discussion.

As far as I know, we've discussed politics, how to end world hunger and why Einstein was an idiot. He's probably told me the cure for cancer thirty times. Wish I actually spoke cat.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 12, 2016 03:25 PM (pUDQf)

108 If you go to Facebook and look up Border Collie Ladd, that is the dog in my life. You can watch video of him playing the ring stacking game, which he does very well when he is hungry.

I haven't had any pets of my own since I was a child but my siblings dogs and cats have always been a big part of my life. Since so much of my life has been spent living under the same roof as my eldest sister I feel like those animals are as much part of me as anyone. When my sister's two previous dogs died within a year of each other, one of old age and the other of an auto-immune disease, it was very much a loss to me.

Weird thing, Thursday night I dropped one of my pills under my desk and was intent on finding it because if it keep the blood pressure on my 250 pound body down, it would be very bad for a 30 pound dog and he is always searching under there for stray crumbs. I found a pill of the same type but didn't feel absolutely confident it was the same pill I'd just lost. Also, the dust clumps were pretty horrible, so I decided to take action. I hauled over the vacuum cleaner we'd had for at least twenty years, possibly closer to thirty. Nobody could remember for sure. It was now the 'upstairs vacuum' because that is where most of the carpeting is and I prefer it to my sister's upright model she still had from the last time she was married and in a separate home. (I picked up a cheap very lightweight model for the carpet on the stairs and an electric broom thing for the floor downstairs.)

I detached the carpet unit and attached a nozzle extender for the task of clear out the warren of dust bunnies. Hit the thumb switch and the vacuum ran for about three seconds, made a horrible noise and stopped. The room filled with the smell of an electrical mishap. My immediate assumption was the motor had burned out. It had run fine less than 24 hours previously but apparently some part gave all at once.

Friday morning I took it to a local repair shop to see if it was worth reviving. I thought this unlikely but felt the need to be sure. The guy there gave it a quick examination agreed with my assessment. It could only be worth repairing if were some kind of collector's item for display. He offer to dispose of the carcass for us.

This felt oddly emotional. Things have been kind of bad lately in my life, so perhaps I was more vulnerable to such things. It felt like taking a beloved pet to the vet for the last time. That vacuum had been part of my life for at least half of it. It was just a household tool but it felt like a greater loss than that.

Posted by: Epobirs at March 12, 2016 03:27 PM (IdCqF)

109 Brady's mom here! He's a road doggie for sure. That was a roadtrip from Iowa to Colorado and we were somewhere east of Limon. He was more than ready to be there... Love all of these pet pics. Great idea, whoever had it!

Posted by: Vitigator at March 12, 2016 03:29 PM (ntG8u)

110 Wish I actually spoke cat.


I got adopted by my firs cat a few months ago. So far I've interpreted some of his language.

"That's my spot".

"Rub me here".

"No, you may not faff about on the HQ, that lap is for me".

"Yes, I'm sitting on the keyboard, did you think that was an internet joke?"

"Have you thanked me for not killing you in your sleep lately?"

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 12, 2016 03:29 PM (1xUj/)

111 Per people are good people

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 12, 2016 03:30 PM (0UMC+)

112 As far as I know, we've discussed politics, how to end world hunger and why Einstein was an idiot. He's probably told me the cure for cancer thirty times. Wish I actually spoke cat.
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One of the great things about having animals around, is that while talking to yourself, you can pretend that you are talking to the animal.

It cracks me up when I look down at the dog, and say, "Don't you agree?" and she cocks her head a little, with lifted ears, grins and wags her tail.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 12, 2016 03:30 PM (9mTYi)

113 Epo - you get used to things. It's a comfort and a hazard. It takes up space in your mind. You mind likes that space being taken up.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 12, 2016 03:31 PM (bLnSU)

114 Epobirs: You lost your vacuum?

Dear Lord, email me sometime:

home made gravy 71 at the hooya dot com.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 12, 2016 03:32 PM (OQ9R7)

115 Puppy is barking in her dream and her feet are twitching like mad: she's chasing something and she's fast, she'll catch it. She barks more in her dreams than she does when she's awake.

Posted by: Tonestaple at March 12, 2016 03:32 PM (LJYIn)

116 Cats are *adorable* when they're dreaming. Twitching paws and tail, and the *murping*.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 12, 2016 03:33 PM (bLnSU)

117 Bandersnatch - You tend to learn quick. I've had cats since I was a boy, most of which were outdoor cats. Since I've had indoor cats, you really can see just how much personality they actually have. You learn their quirks pretty quick.

My boys like to wait until about 11 pm and then, once I'm about to fall asleep, they sing me the song of their people.


Muurrrrowllll rawwwwrrrrllll uuuurrrraaaawlll.

They could probably do opera.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 12, 2016 03:34 PM (pUDQf)

118 All-One Word, Cap'n Vacuum.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 12, 2016 03:35 PM (OQ9R7)

119 Nice looking group this week!

Posted by: Weasel at March 12, 2016 03:35 PM (e3bId)

120 Dear Lord, I'm a counselor.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 12, 2016 03:36 PM (OQ9R7)

121 Oh, and Epo - sorry to hear things haven't been going well lately, but I empathize!

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 12, 2016 03:36 PM (bLnSU)

122 >>>> Epobirs: You lost your vacuum???
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Well, that sucks.
* ducks *

That was for Muldoon.

Posted by: L, Elle at March 12, 2016 03:37 PM (2x3L+)

123 >>>> Cats are *adorable* when they're dreaming. Twitching paws and tail, and the *murping*.
Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 12, 2016 03:33 PM (bLnSU)
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I had a calico when I was little, but I don't remember her do any of that. My puppy does all that. She even runs sort of when she sleeps like she is dreaming about running. It's so cute!

Posted by: L, Elle at March 12, 2016 03:39 PM (2x3L+)

124 Harley is a quality St. Bernard. Big, soulful eyes. Lotsa' fluffy doggie!

*Woof!*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 12, 2016 03:43 PM (OQ9R7)

125 Posted by: kbdabear at March 12, 2016 03:23 PM (9hVWo)

I die of cuteness. My God. Thank you!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at March 12, 2016 03:44 PM (CNKtx)

126 Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 12, 2016 02:55 PM (w4NZ

Well played FS.

Posted by: tbodie at March 12, 2016 03:45 PM (sqaXk)

127 Well played FS.


Pfft. She was just Hoovering up all the attention.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 12, 2016 03:47 PM (1xUj/)

128 One of these days I am going to get around to emailing pictures of the reddogs and the redcats (and maybe of son2's Russian tortoise Mr. Syndney Turtle). In the meantime, I do so enjoy the cuteness of other morons' pets

Posted by: redbanzai at March 12, 2016 03:50 PM (NPofj)

129 Love to see all of your charming pets. I do not have any animals right now but I do dog-sit by son's two. His yellow lab is both goofy and smart. He likes to be petted, naturally, but once a day he'll insist on a complete body hug. It's really funny.

Posted by: washrivergal at March 12, 2016 03:50 PM (CFc5L)

130 Any of the Horde have unusual pets, like pythons or Komodo dragons?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at March 12, 2016 03:51 PM (jR7Wy)

131 Red dogs are cool redbanzi

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 12, 2016 03:53 PM (0UMC+)

132 Any of the Horde have unusual pets, like pythons or Komodo dragons?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at March 12, 2016 03:51 PM (jR7Wy)

We don't have them anymore because they all passed away of old age but son1 had a colony of 7 sugar gliders at one point.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 12, 2016 03:54 PM (NPofj)

133 Ya know, after "Caitlyn" Jenner I had to wonder if it was the character not wearing a mask who was speaking in the lead cartoon, but I'm kind of a jerk that way. You can ask around.

Yeah, yeah Caped Crusader blah, blah well let's play the self identifier card.

My cat's named Veronica. She looks like she's wearing a veil.

Thanks!

Posted by: DM at March 12, 2016 03:54 PM (j/tOh)

134 IIRC Gushka used to have a snake that she wore in her hair.

I used to have a Kingsnake once, but it was an outdoor pet.

Seriously, it was a "wild" snake that just liked people. I lived on a ranch at that point and it would hang around and accept petting and go for walks.

I wasn't there very long, sadly.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 12, 2016 03:54 PM (bLnSU)

135 Any of the Horde have unusual pets, like pythons or Komodo dragons?
Posted by: All Hail Eris



Why? Are you hungry?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 12, 2016 03:55 PM (1xUj/)

136 I think there's someone not too far from here that has a rescue capybara.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 12, 2016 03:56 PM (bLnSU)

137 I have a Tortoiseshell that's a mirror image of Kindlot's. Probably just as useless, from the looks of it.

Posted by: doomed at March 12, 2016 03:57 PM (bGLSw)

138 Sadly, our Italian Greyhound, the most beautiful of creatures, and the sweetest, most loving, but least obedient... was hit by a car yesterday and died.

8 years was not nearly enough time with our 9 pound stealer of hearts, and food.

Just so devastated.

Posted by: flower at March 12, 2016 03:57 PM (VoCyE)

139 We don't have them anymore because they all passed away of old age but son1 had a colony of 7 sugar gliders at one point.
Posted by: redbanzai at March 12, 2016 03:54 PM (NPofj)


Girl, I am beyond impressed!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at March 12, 2016 03:58 PM (CNKtx)

140
Red dogs are cool redbanzi

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 12, 2016 03:53 PM (0UMC+)

Red dogs are cool... and so are reddogs (as in dogs that belong to redbanzai).

In that case, the reddogs are actually brothers that are black/tan/white and are of a border collie/Australian shepard/? variety. The ? is in there because bigger brother is 100 lbs. while little brother (from the same litter) is only 45 lbs.... I think there must be something else and bigger in their genes for Hobbes to be twice as big as Andy.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 12, 2016 03:59 PM (NPofj)

141 Why no SHEEP..................

Posted by: saf at March 12, 2016 04:00 PM (qKiBT)

142 I am so sorry flower. That is awful. A lot of us have been there and it tears you apart.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 12, 2016 04:00 PM (bLnSU)

143 130 Any of the Horde have unusual pets, like pythons or Komodo dragons?


Well, Epobirs had a pet vacuum cleaner apparently?

I used to have a savannah monitor that got large enough to be at the the chicken-feeding stage. Thats. . . awkward in the city so I had to rehome him to an exotics-shop owner. I just have a bearded dragon now. She's nice! shouldn't get quite that big - I hope!

Posted by: BlackOrchid at March 12, 2016 04:00 PM (TLX//)

144 I have a bunch of snakes tortoises. They are amazing.

No-one can have a Komodo dragon, but an Argus Monitor is even better--stands right up on its hind legs like a lil dinosaur, super alert active, gets about 5 feet long.

Yes, I was into reptiles before it was cool. :- )

Posted by: JewishOdysseus at March 12, 2016 04:01 PM (+O9YB)

145 oh I'm so sorry flower. heartbreaking!

Posted by: BlackOrchid at March 12, 2016 04:01 PM (TLX//)

146 For the record, Shibumi's cat Penny is not a troublemaker at all, and has been very efficient at teaching me what she wants. I am incredibly trainable you see.

When she wants me to top off her food (yes, there is kibble in her bowl, she just wants a bit more kibble from the jar in her bowl) and she gets me to follow her to the bowl, while looking behind her to see if I'm actually following her. A very Lassie move. She then sits down in front of the bowl, looks at the bowl and looks at me as if I'm kind of dense.

/if there is reincarnation, come back as my cat. It's pretty awesome. If I could come back as my cat I would.

Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD at March 12, 2016 04:02 PM (7FH+T)

147 Very, very sorry, Flower. Few things are worse than losing a beloved pet.

Posted by: washrivergal at March 12, 2016 04:03 PM (CFc5L)

148 144

Aren't they unclean? Just curious.

Posted by: doomed at March 12, 2016 04:03 PM (bGLSw)

149 flower, I'm so sorry to hear that. One of my best friends in TX just got an Italian Greyound. Yeah, that's a wonderful breed of doggie. Feel better somehow if that is possible.

Dammit, MisHum! We forgot to provide the Kleenex again this time.

Posted by: L, Elle at March 12, 2016 04:03 PM (e3Ezr)

150 Flower, So sorry for your loss and I understand the pain. Try to think of the funny and touching aspects of having your pet in your life. The tears will still come but there will be smiles as well.

Posted by: JTB at March 12, 2016 04:04 PM (FvdPb)

151 Posted by: flower at March 12, 2016 03:57 PM (VoCyE)

I am so sorry.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at March 12, 2016 04:04 PM (CNKtx)

152 The political article was wrong; it said Obama has two dogs. Obama has a new dog every day; sometimes they're roasted sometimes they're boiled, but a daily fresh dog helps bring that smile to his face. You recognize that smile; its that same warm smile that Ming the Merciless showed to Flash Gordon.


Posted by: An Observation at March 12, 2016 04:05 PM (RvFYZ)

153 Flower, I'm so sorry. Our critters leave such huge holes in our hearts when they go.

Posted by: Tonestaple at March 12, 2016 04:05 PM (LJYIn)

154 We don't have them anymore because they all passed away of old age but son1 had a colony of 7 sugar gliders at one point.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 12, 2016 03:54 PM (NPofj)



Girl, I am beyond impressed!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at March 12, 2016 03:58 PM (CNKtx)

They were pretty cool except for their sharp little teeth. They loved son1 and bit everyone else.

And you haven't lived until you've had to find and corral sugar gliders in the middle of the night after they staged a jail break (the little suckers have really hands that are capable of opening latches).

Posted by: redbanzai at March 12, 2016 04:06 PM (NPofj)

155 Flower - I always wanted an Italian Greyhound. I had the large size, and when I lost her, I couldn't stand it. I'm so sorry your little friend is gone. But not forgotten. Never forgotten.

Posted by: grammie winger, watching the fig tree at March 12, 2016 04:08 PM (dFi94)

156 I can't really have reptiles because they generally like it a lot warmer than I do.

Man, I just looked downstairs. *That* was a mistake.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 12, 2016 04:08 PM (bLnSU)

157 We don't have them anymore because they all passed away of old age but son1 had a colony of 7 sugar gliders at one point.
Posted by: redbanzai at March 12, 2016 03:54 PM (NPofj)
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Wow! Did you keep them in a little airplane hangar?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at March 12, 2016 04:11 PM (jR7Wy)

158 Posted by: flower at March 12, 2016 03:57 PM (VoCyE)
Flower,
I am so sorry for your loss.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 12, 2016 04:11 PM (egOGm)

159 I just looked up the Argus Monitor and they do indeed look like li'l dinosaurs when they're up on their hind legs. They also look like they're up to something. Something that will bring down the mammal establishment.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at March 12, 2016 04:14 PM (jR7Wy)

160 redbanzi,
I had to search sugar glider. I didn't know what they were. were they nice?
My husband's friends barn is where the farmers go to have a drink after work. There is a ring tailed cat living there for about the past year. I think it eats cat food. They look a little similar.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 12, 2016 04:15 PM (egOGm)

161 I am so sorry for your doggie Flower.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at March 12, 2016 04:16 PM (jR7Wy)

162 If anyone tells you that poodles are among the smartest dogs, believe it. The five poodles we've had all loved popcorn, especially after the butter and salt was added. They all learned what the word meant and would start jumping around in anticipation, whining in excitement. To avoid that, we started spelling the word. Oh yeah, that worked. For about two weeks. Then they figured out what spelling meant. My wife and I, with college educations and advanced degrees, were being outsmarted by puff ball dogs.

We might have started passing notes about popcorn but were concerned they would begin to read, at least English. We should have used the word in different languages. At least that way the pups would have been multilingual.

Posted by: JTB at March 12, 2016 04:19 PM (FvdPb)

163 When our two get into places they shouldn't be I use to tell them they were going to be made into mittens and booties. Lucky they have no idea what I'm saying other than "do you want dinner?"

Posted by: Skip at March 12, 2016 04:19 PM (fizMZ)

164 Flower I am sorry for the loss of your sweet pet. I had a full blooded greyhound for awhile. She was a rescue. Sweetest damn thing. Big dog but could curl herself into the smallest ball!

Posted by: Jewells45 at March 12, 2016 04:20 PM (CNHr1)

165 Give us a hundred years (sans social collapse) and we'll have engineered a lot of animals to benefit us.

Imagine big cats that otherwise behave normally but defer to humans. Imagine great white sharks that respond to humans like dolphins do.

Eh, maybe not exactly that, but something like that.

I think Imma write into one of my stories a part about Space Marines that, instead of service dogs, have service leopards and tigers.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 12, 2016 04:20 PM (bLnSU)

166 Condolences, flower.

Posted by: Weasl at March 12, 2016 04:21 PM (e3bId)

167 Posted by: JTB at March 12, 2016 04:19 PM (FvdPb)

That is a great story; It made me laugh; Thanks.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 12, 2016 04:22 PM (w4NZ8)

168 I had to search sugar glider. I didn't know what they were. were they nice?

My husband's friends barn is where the farmers go to have a drink
after work. There is a ring tailed cat living there for about the past
year. I think it eats cat food. They look a little similar.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 12, 2016 04:15 PM (egOGm)

Sugar gliders are little Australian marsupials that have flaps of skin connecting from foot to foot so that they can glide. They are a little bigger than hamsters but with tails that are as long as their bodies. They are nice if they are not scared and if they know your scent. If they are scared, they bite. Their teeth are too small to do any real damage but man it still hurts. They are omnivorous and not cheap to keep (they do better on fresh food and the cost of fruit and live meal worms add up) but they are cool little critters.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 12, 2016 04:24 PM (NPofj)

169 Redbanzi,
Thanks. They look cute.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 12, 2016 04:30 PM (egOGm)

170 That Husky reminds me of my one of mine that died at the ripe old age of 13. He would stick his head in places that he couldn't pull it out from. Once freed, he would put his head back. Husky must be the Siberian word for stupid jackass.

Posted by: Another Bob at March 12, 2016 04:31 PM (qVVhq)

171 That kind of is Huskies in a nutshell.

http://weknowmemes.com/2013/07/fat-sounds-awesome/

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 12, 2016 04:34 PM (bLnSU)

172 Or just search on youtube for "husky argues," they are hilarious little troublemakers.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 12, 2016 04:37 PM (bLnSU)

173 Beautiful pets horde! So cute

Posted by: Cheri at March 12, 2016 04:37 PM (ylAck)

174 I'm very sorry to hear of your loss, flower. I hope that being here with us has been something of a comfort.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 12, 2016 04:38 PM (EzgxV)

175 Apropos of nothing . Cat #1sleeping beside me. Cat #2 in my lap. Life is good.

Posted by: tbodie at March 12, 2016 04:39 PM (sqaXk)

176 Thank you again for a wonderful pet thread. All the pets are lovely.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 12, 2016 04:49 PM (egOGm)

177 I thought WeaselDog was mostly miniature pinscher and a little chihuahua, so we did a doggie DNA test kit. Came back chihuahua mix so I guess it's right.

Posted by: Weasel at March 12, 2016 04:53 PM (e3bId)

178 Late to the Pet Thread again. But here's another pet tail.

If we can't discuss politics here, how can I tell you about how we acquired our cats Bernie and Hillary?

Don't think I've told the tale on Ace. Did once last year on Zilla's blog, but it seems to have vanished.



To get home from town, we usually just take the old road, a straight shot south a few miles.

One night, in 2002 or maybe 2003, Milady and I and our daughter took the back way home, even though it was, like, two in the morning. This route involves driving all the way west across town, South down the back highway, then taking the winding road east from there.

As far as we knew, we just decided we wanted to take the scenic route for the variety. Little did we know, it was Fate.

Just past where we turned off the back highway onto the wind-y road, there, on the side of the road, we saw a small cardboard box, on its side, and then saw, sitting in front of the opening, two tiny gray kittens. Plainly, they'd been thrown out in that box, which they sat near, mewing innocently. In a short time, they'd've been roadkill or wild beast food.

Although we already had a slew of cats at home, of course, we scooped them up and took them in.

We're down to "only" four cats at home these days (five total, counting the one in town). Those two faithful and brilliant gray cats are the Old Timers.

She's a delicate creature, although a good hunter, so the local vermin don't think she's so sweet.

He's the most laid-back cat ever, fearless of dogs, even Out of Town Son's two crazy gals when they nose right up to him. We think he thinks he is a dog, sometimes. He and The Dog are often asking to go out or come in together. Like right now, in fact.

I was kidding about the names. He's Spark and she's Spirit.

Here's a picture of Spirit from 2013, causing cat-a-lapsy.
http://mindfulwebworks.com/doodles/catalapsy

Posted by: mindful webworker - that's the Spirit (and Spark) at March 12, 2016 04:57 PM (l/Pix)

179 Layla is snoozing on the couch next to me while I'm reading the thread. She just passed gas that's so aromatic I had to get up and move away. Didn't faze her.

Posted by: That SOB Van Owen at March 12, 2016 04:57 PM (Zd3Kw)

180 Flower, sorry for your loss. I've lost far too many animals to not appreciate the hole it leaves in your life when an animal friend departs, especially under sad circumstances!

Posted by: Hrothgar at March 12, 2016 05:04 PM (wYnyS)

181 179, Layla's a dog, right?

Posted by: Tonestaple at March 12, 2016 05:15 PM (LJYIn)

182 Actually, Buster's my dog, not CaliGirl's. We have similar names, and we live in the same state, but we are two different girls in California. :-)
He's my special, sweet terripou: a terrier from the pound. He has brought so much joy to my heart!
Thank you for posting his photo!

Posted by: California Girl at March 12, 2016 05:33 PM (G4UoL)

183 Oh sorry the mix up, California Girl. I was wondering why we posted 2 of CaliGirls so close together. We agreed that anyone who had multiple pets would get only one pet pic per post unless it's a group pic so we could get through the pics in a fairer way. Buster is a cutie!

Posted by: L, Elle at March 12, 2016 05:40 PM (2x3L+)

184 Lol, when CaliGirl said it wasn't her dog in the comments, I was like why are you sending in pics of some strangers dog? Okay, this makes sense now.

Official correction: Buster is the doggie of California Girl, not CaliGirl. Cut us some slack, we're still getting the hang of this posting thing and we got flooded with pics.

Posted by: L, Elle at March 12, 2016 05:42 PM (2x3L+)

185 I don't mind the mix-up. I'm just glad he was posted. Isn't he the cutest? We actually went to the pound to get a different dog, but it was already taken. So glad we "missed out!" We've had him since just before Halloween, and he turns one year old this month. He makes my heart so happy.

Posted by: California Girl at March 12, 2016 06:02 PM (G4UoL)

186 We wish they all could be California girls.... dogs.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at March 12, 2016 06:17 PM (39g3+)

187 I was kidding about the names. He's Spark and she's Spirit.

Great story, I wish I could find a kitty to keep Dexter company. I just can't put up with the 3rd degree and arrogant attitudes of the local animal shelter I had to go up with last time I got a cat there.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at March 12, 2016 06:19 PM (39g3+)

188 185 I don't mind the mix-up. I'm just glad he was posted. Isn't he the cutest?
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I'm not afraid to pick favorites. I'd say yes, he is my favorite (from today), but they're all pretty darned cute. Especially the car ride lover. My Tucker loves him some car rides.

I hated missing the pet thread today, but was, um... otherwise detained.
This is usually the highlight of my week these days. Yes - I live a sad life.

Posted by: Chi at March 12, 2016 06:53 PM (yvjkM)

189 The tortie's name is Calico. She was a feral kitten but she moved in on me on her own. She was a scrap of fur and bones when I took her to the vets.
She escaped from the examination room and would have made it out the door to the street but she went for the plate glass window instead. (Moron Pet)
Posted by: Kindltot at March 12, 2016 03:00 PM

We had a tortie adopt us too. K, did you know that according to Scottish lore it's good luck when a tortie adopts you. I'm still waiting to see ours, LOL.

Posted by: Farmer at March 12, 2016 06:58 PM (o/90i)

190 Any of the Horde have unusual pets, like pythons or Komodo dragons?
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at March 12, 2016 03:51 PM

After college I lived w/ a roommate that had a boa constrictor. It had babies as I was moving away to start farming the family farm. Jon promised me one, my future wife was going to take care of it and then I would bring it north to live w/ me and my Grandma on the farm.

Well Jules welched on that deal and it was just as well as Grandma said NO WAY! LOL

Posted by: Farmer at March 12, 2016 07:17 PM (o/90i)

191 Super-duper thread, as usual! Wonderful stories and pictures! Thanks for your efforts!

Posted by: goon at March 12, 2016 07:28 PM (gy5kE)

192 Chistopher Taylor, You could always check CL lost+found. A lot of people don't trust a shelter when they need to find a critter a home.

Sometimes vet offices will have people whose cat got preggers before they got it in to be spayed or they are moving or something too.

Posted by: PaleRider at March 12, 2016 07:55 PM (tq5N4)

193 Anyone interested in a lab in the Rockford, IL area my Kahlua's mother is having a litter right now. Seven so far, 6 black, 1 chocolate. Six males and 1 female, don't know where the chocolate falls.

I can give you contact info, my email is in my nic.

Posted by: Farmer at March 12, 2016 07:57 PM (o/90i)

194 So sorry for your loss flower.

Posted by: Farmer at March 12, 2016 08:26 PM (o/90i)

195 Flower, I am so sorry for your loss!

NDH, your cat has the most beautiful eyes. I love that brandy color.

Posted by: Gem at March 12, 2016 09:06 PM (c+gwp)

196 Posted by: California Girl at March 12, 2016 05:33 PM (G4UoL)

Please accept my apology on the mix up. My bad.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 12, 2016 09:21 PM (+qa7N)

197 Jim:
Sorry about Harley. Hope that the other parts of your life are going well. Woody

Posted by: Oran Woody at March 14, 2016 08:46 AM (ABxV8)

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