Ace of Spades Pet Thread [Mis. Hum.]

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Call me weird, I don't mind the smell of wet dog.

Welcome to the almost world famous Ace of Spades Pet Thread. This is the place to talk about pets and animals. Let's have a good time.

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Thanks to KT (via Maggie's Farm) and Hank Curmudgeon for the opening photo and cartoon today. Truth and a giggle, nothing wrong with that.


A Little of This and A Little of That

Meet the Pet Morons


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If we have this right, this is Molly. Molly is the beloved companion of Retired Spook. Not sure if she is related to Benji and makes big bucks.

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Alright this next photo was submitted by Retropex. Meet Caliber the Flat Coated Retriever. Wonderful photo. Hope we did justice to it.

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Say hello to Little Lady Cat. Darcy didn't say much about her with her submission.


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Making their internet debut are Brutus (top) and Talia (bottom). These good looking cats control Antisocial Justice Beatnik. Looks like they enjoy loud music.

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Lurker Whitney submitted a photo of her cat King Cookie. Looks like a successful hunt for The King.

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'Ette Anna Puma has a couple of cats. Unfortunately she didn't tell us this cat's name other than it is Ra's sibling.

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Last but not least this week is Doc. Doc's human is a fellow by the name of Kevin. Looks like Doc loves practicing his Golden Retriever skills.


That seems to wrap it up for another week. Hey folks, if you want your pet's photo in the almost world famous Ace of Spades Pet Thread you can send it to petmorons at gmail dot com.

Please give us your pet's name, any relevant info and your name.

We also accept tips, comments and loose change. We promise to get to all of your submissions. You folks have shown great patience and we appreciate it. Without you this thread wouldn't be possible. Thanks again!

Have a great weekend!

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1 Woof!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at July 16, 2016 02:45 PM (NeFrd)

2 Better the smell of wet dog than the smell of a beachload of sunscreen.

Posted by: JEM at July 16, 2016 02:46 PM (o+SC1)

3 >> Woof!

So that's canis moronis for 'First'?

Posted by: JEM at July 16, 2016 02:46 PM (o+SC1)

4 Yay, the food thread!

Posted by: Barack O at July 16, 2016 02:53 PM (kTF2Z)

5 >>>> Anna Puma has a couple of cats. Unfortunately she didn't tell us this cat's name other than it is Ra's sibling.<<<<<<

Apep?

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living at July 16, 2016 02:54 PM (tEDMc)

6 Ah, le animales.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 16, 2016 02:55 PM (mpXpK)

7 Love that Dead toon.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 16, 2016 02:56 PM (mpXpK)

8 Here's my pet story for the week.

So, we just picked up Buckley (our 2-1/2 year old Australian shepherd) from the vet. Yesterday while we were out of town for work he somehow became paralyzed in his hind legs. Was unable to stand or walk. No one was around when it happened. Our daughter happened to stop by the house and found him whimpering on the floor. The vet diagnosed him with something called fibro-cartilaginous embolism (like a spinal cord stroke). Apparently FCE tends to occur in larger breed dogs and might be associated with a minor trauma (like jumping and landing awkwardly). The actual disorder involves pieces of connective tissue from the spinal disk making their way into the blood stream and blocking blood flow to a local spinal artery, resulting in nerve damage within the spinal cord. It can be very debilitating.

He gave Buck IV fluids and steroids (SoluMedrol) and fortunately seemed to have a fairly rapid recovery. He was up walking around the vet clinic within an hour or so of getting over there. This morning he is totally back to normal, jumping and playful as ever.

He is happy to be back home. We'll see how the next few days go. Prognosis is thankfully quite good.
Oddly enough it doesn't seem to be a chronic condition and low risk of recurrence.

Have any of you ever run across this type of thing?

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at July 16, 2016 02:56 PM (NeFrd)

9 Meow, or whatever. I'm going to take a zzzZZZZzZZzzZZ.

Posted by: fluffy, not really a cat at July 16, 2016 02:57 PM (eiFlk)

10 Glad that Buckley is ok.

Walter, one of our cats, faints occasionally. He gets pressure on his heart which ends up paralyzingly him briefly.

Posted by: fluffy at July 16, 2016 03:02 PM (eiFlk)

11 Have any of you ever run across this type of thing?
Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at July 16, 2016 02:56 PM (NeFrd)


No. But I'll tell you what I have crossed.

Posted by: The Chicken at July 16, 2016 03:03 PM (Fmupd)

12 He gets pressure on his heart which ends up paralyzingly him briefly.


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That's odd. How does that even work?

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at July 16, 2016 03:03 PM (NeFrd)

13 If a chihuahua ingested meth, how could you tell?

Posted by: Insomniac at July 16, 2016 03:03 PM (0mRoj)

14 Love the kittehs.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 16, 2016 03:04 PM (mpXpK)

15 Yeah, the vet wanted to run some lab tests, but I said, "Don't be silly, he's an Aussie!"

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at July 16, 2016 03:05 PM (NeFrd)

16 15 Yeah, the vet wanted to run some lab tests, but I said, "Don't be silly, he's an Aussie!"
Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at July 16, 2016 03:05 PM (NeFrd)

Did they still do a cat scan?

Posted by: Insomniac at July 16, 2016 03:06 PM (0mRoj)

17 All hail King Cookie!

Long live the King!

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 16, 2016 03:06 PM (ej1L0)

18 He gets pressure on his heart which ends up paralyzingly him briefly.


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That's odd. How does that even work?

Sounds like those fainting goats.

Posted by: weirdflunkyonatablet at July 16, 2016 03:07 PM (OWGoC)

19 another great pet thread...thanks for all the effort in showcasing them.

p.s. heartfelt wishes to Buck, Seamus !

Posted by: concrete girl at July 16, 2016 03:08 PM (HHxP+)

20 Sounds like those fainting goats.
Posted by: weirdflunkyonatablet at July 16, 2016 03:07 PM (OWGoC)

Heh. How many more times in life do you think I'll get to use that line?

Posted by: weirdflunkyonatablet at July 16, 2016 03:08 PM (OWGoC)

21 I've been reading Jim Harrison's last novella, "Eggs", and he mentioned that Airedale Terriers are good with chickens FWIW.

Posted by: scrood at July 16, 2016 03:10 PM (3b9U4)

22 20 Sounds like those fainting goats.
Posted by: weirdflunkyonatablet at July 16, 2016 03:07 PM (OWGoC)

Heh. How many more times in life do you think I'll get to use that line?
Posted by: weirdflunkyonatablet at July 16, 2016 03:08 PM (OWGoC)

As many as you like. Whether it makes any sense in a given context is another matter altogether.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 16, 2016 03:10 PM (0mRoj)

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17 All hail King Cookie!

Long live the King!

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 16, 2016 03:06 PM (ej1L0)


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There are few things more fascinating than watching a cat hunt. Patience, discipline, speed, and grace.

Posted by: Soona at July 16, 2016 03:11 PM (Fmupd)

24 21 I've been reading Jim Harrison's last novella, "Eggs", and he mentioned that Airedale Terriers are good with chickens FWIW.
Posted by: scrood at July 16, 2016 03:10 PM (3b9U4)

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Yes, a good pairing. They're delicious together!

Posted by: Barack O at July 16, 2016 03:11 PM (kTF2Z)

25 >>>Call me weird, I don't mind the smell of wet dog.

You might want to be careful. That could indicate an impaired sense of smell on your part, so you have to be extra cautious since your nose isn't telling you the exact state of your surroundings.

Posted by: Yuimetal at July 16, 2016 03:12 PM (gF+Qw)

26 mrs. hertz and daughter are on a short hiking trip in bryce canyon utah. our dogs monk and nico are bored to death with me while they're away. I keep trying to convince them that bourbon is the answer but all they do is lift their heads, roll their eyes then go right back to napping.

i must be doing something wrong.

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Posted by: Love hertz (transitioning to lower case) at July 16, 2016 03:13 PM (no0Da)

27 >>> Heh. How many more times in life do you think I'll get to use that line?
Posted by: weirdflunkyonatablet at July 16, 2016 03:08 PM
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Fainting goats could probably be worked into any comment thread about the Muzz

Happy to hear Buckley is all better, Mr/Dr Muldoon

Posted by: L, Elle at July 16, 2016 03:13 PM (6IPEM)

28 >>>>>Have any of you ever run across this type of thing?
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.We had an Akita named Boscoe who would have random violent seizures where I would have to hold him down for 2-3 minutes so he would not hurt himself and the Vet could never figure out what was causing them, but nothing like what you said. After about 3 minutes or so he would be fine but we never figured out what it was. He lived to be 15.

And let me tell you trying to hold a 100 pound dog down having violent seizures to keep him from hurting himself is a chore.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at July 16, 2016 03:13 PM (iONHu)

29 Kevin, Doc looks real handy around the house.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 16, 2016 03:16 PM (m4L2y)

30 Do any of your doggies dream? When mine is in a deep nap she mimics running like she is running in her dreams.

Posted by: L, Elle at July 16, 2016 03:17 PM (6IPEM)

31 I have a cat.

Posted by: Joe Biden at July 16, 2016 03:18 PM (/wm8n)

32 Pet thread! Woof! Woof!

(I see Seamus beat me to that, sorta)

At the "cat website" link,
Family Saves 3-day-old Kitten and Gives Him an Unusual Friend
was pretty cute.

As were all the Moron pets. Took me a second to find Brutus. I was thinking "top" and "bottom" meant two pix, at first.

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Not moron pets, but for cat fans, here's (another) Bluebird of Bitterness collection of amusing pix
Happy Caturday - summer vacation edition
http://bit.ly/29FTZBE

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And video of a snapping turtle at Blazing Catfur
This monster snapper hangs around the dock on occasion, I've handled him quite a bit in the last 15-20 years so he is used to my presence....
http://www.blazingcatfur.ca/2016/07/16/beats-me/

Posted by: mindful webworker - owned by the animals we keep at July 16, 2016 03:19 PM (5a8XA)

33 30 Do any of your doggies dream? When mine is in a deep nap she mimics running like she is running in her dreams.
Posted by: L, Elle at July 16, 2016 03:17 PM (6IPEM)


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Had a cat that would run, meow, hiss, and growl in his sleep.

Posted by: Soona at July 16, 2016 03:19 PM (Fmupd)

34 Seamus: ...This morning he is totally back to normal, jumping and playful as ever.

Hooray for happy endings! Scary story.

Posted by: mindful webworker - dog-owned at July 16, 2016 03:22 PM (5a8XA)

35 Had a friend who's Akita ate his Glock one afternoon. Fortunately, the company replaced the chewed-up frame with a new one, and he never made THAT mistake again!

Molly says "Thank you" she was very embarrassed to be mistaken for a dog-and-cat combo. (Foundlings tend to be very sensitive about that sort of thing.)

We had a part-pit bull foundling that adopted 9 baby chickens after their mother was hit by a car. He wouldn't come in at night until I gathered all the chicks up and brought them in.

Posted by: Retired Spook at July 16, 2016 03:24 PM (RCbFZ)

36 "Do any of your doggies dream? When mine is in a deep nap she mimics running like she is running in her dreams."



Kicks, bites, and, makes noises all the time.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 16, 2016 03:29 PM (m4L2y)

37 30 Do any of your doggies dream? When mine is in a deep nap she mimics running like she is running in her dreams.
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Mostly, Tucker just farts in his sleep. A lot of stink from such a little dog, too.
But yeah, he runs. And growlbarks a little sometimes. I imagine that he's chasing UPS trucks in his dreams. He really hates those things for some reason.

Posted by: Chi at July 16, 2016 03:30 PM (Keefh)

38 é

Posted by: Yuimetal at July 16, 2016 03:30 PM (gF+Qw)

39
Call me weird, I don't mind the smell of wet dog.










Wet dog smells like love.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 16, 2016 03:30 PM (LuZz8)

40 30 Do any of your doggies dream? When mine is in a deep nap she mimics running like she is running in her dreams.
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Mine do that. You can see their paws going back and forth. One time I also saw one of my dogs wagging her tail while dreaming.

Wet dog smell is one thing, but if you live in AZ and your dogs come in from being outside for a while in the summertime, you'll get familiar with the even worse "baked dog" smell. Phew . . . .

Posted by: HILLARY CLINTON at July 16, 2016 03:31 PM (NnYnv)

41 >>>>Had a friend who's Akita ate his Glock one afternoon. Fortunately, the
company replaced the chewed-up frame with a new one, and he never made
THAT mistake again!
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.Boscoe would steal chicken out of the frying pan while it was cooking if you weren't watching closely. I still do not know how he did not burn his mouth or spill the whole pan over when he did that.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at July 16, 2016 03:33 PM (iONHu)

42 My cats dream. They making running motions with their paws sometimes and whimper or chatter.

And one of them snores. Usually next to mine or husband's face.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 16, 2016 03:33 PM (1ZOkK)

43 Wet dog smell is one thing, but if you live in AZ and your dogs come in from being outside for a while in the summertime, you'll get familiar with the even worse "baked dog" smell. Phew . . . .

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I have an air freshener with that scent. Wonderful!

Posted by: Barack O at July 16, 2016 03:35 PM (kTF2Z)

44 Aaaah, the sweet pets. Thanks for submitting them, guys!

Also, thanks Vic for the info on Pence. Appreciate it.

Lots of black cats this week. I have a soft spot for the long-haired black cat as my daughter had one for many years. He died last year and was well loved.

Posted by: washrivergal at July 16, 2016 03:36 PM (CFc5L)

45 Happy Caturday! Glad to see lots of kittahs today. I love dogs too.

As a kid through young adult we had a German Shepherd Brutus. It sure looked like he dreamed he would be moving his legs like he was running and make noises.

Posted by: Skip at July 16, 2016 03:37 PM (bksJQ)

46 I don't notice it with my cats, if they fall asleep on my lap it's more cat napping.

Posted by: Skip at July 16, 2016 03:39 PM (bksJQ)

47 >>>> .Boscoe would steal chicken out of the frying pan while it was cooking if you weren't watching closely. I still do not know how he did not burn his mouth or spill the whole pan over when he did that.
Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at July 16, 2016 03:33
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That's just like mine. Total sneaky food thief. I made a perfect grilled cheese sammich and turned my back on her for 10 secs.
Gone. Turn around and see her smacking her lips. I had to laugh at her, but I would get srsly mad at her if she ate a Glock.

Posted by: L, Elle at July 16, 2016 03:40 PM (6IPEM)

48 "Call me weird, I don't mind the smell of wet dog. "



Me either. Dogs were always wet. Getting in the stock tanks, etc. Never bothered me.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 16, 2016 03:40 PM (m4L2y)

49 Love the picture of the Golden Retriever and his slipper. Whenever anyone came to our front door, our Golden would race around like mad trying to find something - anything - to bring to the visitor. She wouldn't come see who it was until she fetched a present.

Posted by: grammie winger at July 16, 2016 03:41 PM (dFi94)

50 Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at July 16, 2016 02:56 PM (NeFrd)

What a nice outcome!

Buckley deserves a large steak.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 16, 2016 03:43 PM (Zu3d9)

51 I'm trying to identify the wet dogs in the top picture. The second one appears to be a Golden, the third an Aussie, and the fourth a black Lab. But what is the first one? I can't tell.

Posted by: grammie winger at July 16, 2016 03:44 PM (dFi94)

52 My old kitty (featured on this very auspicious blog not too long ago) snores like a freight train and occasionally snorts loud enough to wake herself up..

Posted by: IC at July 16, 2016 03:46 PM (a0IVu)

53 grammie winger at July 16, 2016 03:41 PM

What a sweetie. I love the photo, too. But with our Lucky, it would be a sock And he would be holding it ransom for a biscuit.

Posted by: KT at July 16, 2016 03:46 PM (qahv/)

54 Hercules just lies on his back with his legs stretched out. If he's dreaming, it's about getting his tummy scratched. I try to oblige him whenever he's in the chair with me.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at July 16, 2016 03:47 PM (DIhU5)

55 My son has his two dogs on a 7:00A.M. and 7:00P.M. feeding schedule. Last week when I had the dogs here, the little black terrier mix went over to the glass water bowl on the floor and started pinging it with his nails. He did this four times. I looked at the clock and it was 7:02P.M. I said to him, "You tell time, do you?"

Posted by: washrivergal at July 16, 2016 03:47 PM (CFc5L)

56 30 Do any of your doggies dream? When mine is in a deep nap she mimics running like she is running in her dreams.


Our dog Miles did that when he fell into deep sleep. Like he was chasing something, likely for fun since he was a sweet boy.

Monk and Nico just make muffled barking sounds when they deep sleep. Like they're mumbling in tongues.

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Posted by: Love hertz (transitioning to lower case) at July 16, 2016 03:48 PM (no0Da)

57 Also, I hate this PokemonGo crap. I took my doggie for a walk at the park by the lake which is normally idyllic and serene and it was overrun by these retards hogging up the path staring at their phones like zombies

Posted by: L, Elle at July 16, 2016 03:52 PM (6IPEM)

58 >>>>Also, I hate this PokemonGo crap. I took my doggie for a walk at the
park by the lake which is normally idyllic and serene and it was overrun
by these retards hogging up the path staring at their phones like
zombies
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.Apparently there were some issues with that Pokeman stuff at the VA in Lexington. I guess they put some of those things on the grounds of the VA and people were coming onto the compound who shouldn't be there.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at July 16, 2016 03:55 PM (iONHu)

59 Thanks all, for the well wishes. As we drove back to town not knowing what was happening worst-case scenarios were going through our minds. We look forward to many good years with Buckley yet.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at July 16, 2016 03:56 PM (NeFrd)

60 Seamus

My aunt's dog, a chocolate lab, had the same thing happen, sounds like. She normally tears around their yard and surrounding woods like a bat out of hell, she is about 5 or 6, and one day this winter just randomly collapsed while on a leisurely stroll down the driveway (IOW she wasn't tearing around like a bat out of hell). Was completely paralyzed and they thought they may have to put her down...horrible....vet initially thought it was a stroke, and they waited and about a day or so later, she started moving around, then walking, and after a while running almost like before, but not quite. The back legs aren't as strong as they were but she is nearly back to normal. It was the weirdest thing.

Posted by: Goldilocks at July 16, 2016 03:57 PM (pOgVG)

61 "She wouldn't come see who it was until she fetched a present."



That is nice.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 16, 2016 04:02 PM (m4L2y)

62
Do any of your doggies dream? When mine is in a deep nap she mimics running like she is running in her dreams.

Like this?

https://youtu.be/CeKGgzDJZvs

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at July 16, 2016 04:03 PM (IqV8l)

63 42 My cats dream. They making running motions with their paws sometimes and whimper or chatter.

And one of them snores. Usually next to mine or husband's face.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 16, 2016 03:33 PM (1ZOkK)


My cat Kira (featured last week) snores pretty loudly. She also makes moaning and grunting noises when she sleeps.

Posted by: rickl at July 16, 2016 04:04 PM (sdi6R)

64 Posted by: Goldilocks at July 16, 2016 03:57 PM (pOgVG)

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Sure sounds like the same thing. Glad she's is doing okay. We've read that some dogs have residual weakness. The vet told us some dogs (afterward) will sit weirdly, with their hind paws stuck straight out in front of them, almost like a person.

I have trouble visualizing how the contents of the intervetebral disc can get into the blood stream.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at July 16, 2016 04:07 PM (NeFrd)

65
Wet dogs think they smell great!

Little dog I cared for hated and I mean HATED baths. Loved the rain but acted like you were killing it in a bath. Would go absolutely deliriously happy when done with it.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 16, 2016 04:07 PM (iQIUe)

66 That's hilarious Bertram. Mine will run like that except in slow motion. She has never run into a wall in her sleep so far. She did do the crazy tail wagging thing in her sleep once which was weird. I wonder what that is about.

Posted by: L, Elle at July 16, 2016 04:07 PM (6IPEM)

67
Here's one of my favorite sites:

CANINE SHITLORDS

https://goo.gl/i5MBvq

Obviously written by cats.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 16, 2016 04:10 PM (iQIUe)

68 57 Also, I hate this PokemonGo crap. I took my doggie for a walk at the park by the lake which is normally idyllic and serene and it was overrun by these retards hogging up the path staring at their phones like zombies
Posted by: L, Elle at July 16, 2016 03:52 PM (6IPEM)

Had that experience two days ago but not so bad. Two teenage boys were walking on the path coming towards me. My first thought was, how nice to see young ones going for a stroll. Then as we passed I saw that they were just staring at their phones, and one said, "No, we have to go this way". So that's what it takes to get them out of the house and on their feet? I hate this new, strange world I live in.

Posted by: washrivergal at July 16, 2016 04:10 PM (CFc5L)

69 Thanks for all the great pet pix, guys! They sure brighten up the weekend!

Posted by: Putin the Playful at July 16, 2016 04:11 PM (7lVbc)

70
Are they dreams? Or nightmares??

How can you tell the difference?

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 16, 2016 04:12 PM (iQIUe)

71 I just checked AccuWeather.com. Today's high is 92, and last year it was 79. Global warming is real, and it's worse than we thought!

Posted by: rickl at July 16, 2016 04:12 PM (sdi6R)

72 Off pootie sock!

Posted by: @votermom at July 16, 2016 04:13 PM (7lVbc)

73 >>>35

We had a part-pit bull foundling that adopted 9 baby chickens after their mother was hit by a car. He wouldn't come in at night until I gathered all the chicks up and brought them in.

Posted by: Retired Spook at July 16, 2016 03:24 PM (RCbFZ)

Love that story.

Posted by: m at July 16, 2016 04:13 PM (/7Lfc)

74 "Loved the rain but acted like you were killing it in a bath. Would go absolutely deliriously happy when done with it."


My old Pom' was like that. Absolutely believed you were trying to kill her with a bath.

Got out, dried her off......ran around ecstatic for five minutes.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 16, 2016 04:13 PM (m4L2y)

75 so, the horde likes black cats?

they are the hardest to adopt and often abused at halloween.

all hail the responsible owners of black cats!

Posted by: Ancient Alien Viewers everywhere at July 16, 2016 04:14 PM (tvyXw)

76 Posted by: washrivergal at July 16, 2016 04:10 PM (CFc5L)

To add to my last comment on the teenage boys. You know there is a big beautiful river right next to you with boats and ducks and geese and all kinds of wildlife and wildflowers.
Just a lovely walk and you just stare at your friggin phone?

Posted by: washrivergal at July 16, 2016 04:15 PM (CFc5L)

77 Black Cats Matter!

(See my comment about Chloe from last week. She was a black cat, as were all her kittens.)

Posted by: rickl at July 16, 2016 04:16 PM (sdi6R)

78 Miles was an 85 lb. lab/bulldog mix. A real sweetheart.

When we'd give him a bath he'd sulk and look at us like "WHAT did I do to deserve THAT?!!!"

Miss him every day.

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Posted by: Love hertz (transitioning to lower case) at July 16, 2016 04:16 PM (no0Da)

79 "Today's high is 92,"



*Laughs*



Posted by: Texas, Arizona, Nevada at July 16, 2016 04:17 PM (m4L2y)

80 71 I just checked AccuWeather.com. Today's high is 92, and last year it was 79. Global warming is real, and it's worse than we thought!
Posted by: rickl at July 16, 2016 04:12 PM (sdi6R)


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Yup. Temperatures here in July are going to be hotter those all year long.

Posted by: Soona at July 16, 2016 04:17 PM (Fmupd)

81 Do any of your doggies dream? When mine is in a deep nap she mimics running like she is running in her dreams.
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I always wonder if she is chasing something, or being chased. If she whimpers, I wake her up.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 16, 2016 04:17 PM (9mTYi)

82
They run, they bark, they eat in their dreams. I imagine the eating is quite pleasant to them.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 16, 2016 04:19 PM (iQIUe)

83 >>>67
Here's one of my favorite sites:

CANINE SHITLORDS

https://goo.gl/i5MBvq

Obviously written by cats.
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 16, 2016 04:10 PM (iQIUe)

Oh, that is tons of fun.

Posted by: m at July 16, 2016 04:20 PM (/7Lfc)

84 Hey, washrivergal! Yeah, the closest city to me is a college town so the park was all hipster douchebag types. I only saw one set of young boys. I had the same reaction as you. This is the nicest setting and landscape and none of these brain dead idiots even noticed.

Posted by: L, Elle at July 16, 2016 04:21 PM (6IPEM)

85
The Pokemon company places these little findable doodads in places. So, they are partially responsible for this awful behavior. Seriously, Auschwitz?!!

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 16, 2016 04:21 PM (iQIUe)

86 Caliber never barks. I call him "Silent Cal". The other night, a hear what sounds like a 80 lb. Rottenweiler in the yard. The big flashlight reveals... 35 lb. Silent Cal giving it his all, looking straight up at the into the trees on the other side of the fence.

A ring-tailed cat in the plum tree. Stuffing himself on the few the surprise Arizona April frost left this year.

Cal finally found something worthy of comment.

He acted embarrassed when he came inside.

Posted by: retropox at July 16, 2016 04:24 PM (9RI65)

87 I will admit to playing the game once to see what all the commotion was about. My driveway is a mile long dirt and gravel road and dead ends at a two lane country highway with a 70mph speed limit. I walked down my driveway playing the game until I got to the end of the driveway. The game put one of those buggers in the middle of the freaking highway!

I expect they will have to modify or pull the game at some point after enough kids and dummy adults die. Plus all the measurements are in metric so it just sucks all around.

Posted by: L, Elle at July 16, 2016 04:25 PM (6IPEM)

88 Anna Puma's black medium-haired (apparently) cat reminds me of our little gal Faithful. Faithful was probably the littlest cat we've ever had. Roxy was small in size, but fat.

Faithful's tail

My son called me from a gas station downtown one evening and said there was a little black cat that had come up to him, and was circling his legs.

At the time, we had something like a gazillion cats already (okay, five, plus a dog), and I told him, surely it belongs to someone around there, and absolutely, positively, do not bring that cat home.

Which was just as effective as when Buck wrapped himself around said son and his brother at an Illinois rest stop. (Buck's tail
http://acecomments.mu.nu/?blog=86&post=336713#c20017597

Son named her Faithful after some cat in a fantasy book he'd read. She had one ear with a folded-over tip.

She was skittish (as small cats can be) but very affectionate and liked to ride on Son's shoulder. Like a pirate's parrot.

She lived at the office for a while. Liked to shred the wallpaper. She really liked to sit in Milady's lap while she meditated, and on my lap as I sat at the computer.

Later, she moved in with our son in his own apartment. But she would get outside and they worried she'd get hit by a car.

When the rest of the clan went out of town for a bit, she moved to the farm where I could watch her. She stayed out there after that. She really liked being outside, was frequently up on the roof or up a big mimosa (the tree not the drink).

She got weak and sickly briefly before she died. I found her one morning in a difficult position I don't want to relate, and she only lasted a few minutes after that - long enough for Milady and me to be with her at the end.

Wrote about her death, on the morning thread, 2014 Dec 4.
http://acecomments.mu.nu/?blog=86&post=353521#c22964444
Received many condolences from the Horde.

Faithful was a good kitty, still much missed years later. And the shredded wallpaper remains as a reminder...

(...although Merlin has helped continue her redecorating work.
Merlin's tail:
http://acecomments.mu.nu/?blog=86&post=362563#c25113358 )

Posted by: mindful webworker - cat man do at July 16, 2016 04:26 PM (5a8XA)

89 #75 for reals? People don't like black cats and abuse them? WTF? I had a wonderful one who crawled in my back window as a kitten and never left. Her name was Honey. She was very acrobatic. I liked to think she ran away from home to come to New York to be a dancer...

Posted by: vivi at July 16, 2016 04:26 PM (11H2y)

90 67
Here's one of my favorite sites:

CANINE SHITLORDS

https://goo.gl/i5MBvq

Obviously written by cats.
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 16, 2016 04:10 PM (iQIUe)


Oh, that is funny. Alexthechick needs to see this one:

Dogspreading is a disgusting trend from dogs who feel entitled to impose Corgiarchal violence on cats by taking up more space than they need on couches. Canine violence like this discourages cats from sitting on couches, re-inforcing the Corgiarchy. The body language of a dog shows how they disrespect cats' rights to sit on couches as well. THIS IS CANINE VIOLENCE! When will society wake up and take these very serious issues seriously?

Posted by: rickl at July 16, 2016 04:27 PM (sdi6R)

91 retropox, Caliber is just gorgeous btw. I love the pic you sent in. He sounds like a wonderful doggie.

Posted by: L, Elle at July 16, 2016 04:27 PM (6IPEM)

92 Took me a second to find Brutus.

Sitting on a black cat in the dark can be quite a surprise.

Posted by: Christopher Moltisani at July 16, 2016 04:27 PM (8J/Te)

93 85
The Pokemon company places these little findable doodads in places. So, they are partially responsible for this awful behavior. Seriously, Auschwitz?!!
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 16, 2016 04:21 PM (iQIUe)


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Just put their little animated figures in a boxcar and, viola', no need for dogs, whips or guns.

Posted by: Soona at July 16, 2016 04:29 PM (Fmupd)

94 I expect they will have to modify or pull the game at some point after enough kids and dummy adults die. Plus all the measurements are in metric so it just sucks all around.
Posted by: L, Elle at July 16, 2016 04:25 PM (6IPEM)

Oh, it's going to happen. Look at all those deaths by selfie because they are really not paying any attention to the environment they are in.

Posted by: washrivergal at July 16, 2016 04:30 PM (CFc5L)

95 By the way, is that a neighbor's canary that King Cookie snared? If so, maybe we'll end up seeing the proud hunter on Judge Judy.

Posted by: nerdygirl at July 16, 2016 04:31 PM (+lVUW)

96 >>>> for reals? People don't like black cats and abuse them? WTF?
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Yes. Unfortunately that is entirely true. I have a truly sick horrific story about this racist old lady and what she did to a litter of mostly black cats that she found on her property. The mom gave birth to them and disappeared. I won't go into detail here bc it is so upsetting.

Posted by: L, Elle at July 16, 2016 04:33 PM (6IPEM)

97 My old Pom' was like that. Absolutely believed you were trying to kill her with a bath.

Got out, dried her off......ran around ecstatic for five minutes.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 16, 2016 04:13 PM (m4L2y)

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Wait, you had a Pomeranian? Do you carry a man purse as well?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 16, 2016 04:33 PM (kTF2Z)

98 Thanks, L (elle). I'll tell The Captain - who misses him madly.

Posted by: retropox at July 16, 2016 04:33 PM (9RI65)

99 I dohn eat no steenking canaries.

Posted by: King Cookie at July 16, 2016 04:34 PM (Fmupd)

100 89 #75 for reals? People don't like black cats and abuse them? WTF?
Posted by: vivi at July 16, 2016 04:26 PM (11H2y)


I take my long-haired black cat to a groomer regularly, and around Halloween he always cautions me to keep her indoors. She is an indoor cat so that's not a problem, but I don't even want to think about what sickos do to black cats at that time.

Posted by: rickl at July 16, 2016 04:34 PM (sdi6R)

101 By the way, is that a neighbor's canary that King Cookie snared? If so, maybe we'll end up seeing the proud hunter on Judge Judy.

Not judging, mind you. My beagle is good at sniffing out baby bunnies. Did you know they sound just like squeaky toys?

Posted by: nerdygirl at July 16, 2016 04:34 PM (+lVUW)

102 @75 Ancient Alien Viewers- My father worked at the shipyard at Hunters Point, SF. On his way to work one night he accidentally ran over a black cat. That night on a ship he was working on there was an explosion. My father was blind for two months, from caustic lye. From the time I was little to today, 48 years the guy has always had a black cat for a pet. I'd be curious if anybody else here has heard the superstition about owning a black cat will take away bad luck if you cross ones path or God forbid run one over. Needless to say you couldn't convince my father that it's false. Anyone hear of this?

Oh, and thanks to Lucky, Bear, and Boo for years of good luck or at least no more explosions.

Posted by: JROD at July 16, 2016 04:34 PM (wnwJC)

103 I hate this PokemonGo crap.

Local town park had 3 blues groups playing last night. More folks (mostly kids) walking around staring at their phone than listening to the bands.


Posted by: DaveA at July 16, 2016 04:36 PM (8J/Te)

104
I posted a vine of the pokemon swarm in central park last nite. A guy said he didnt understand all the hatred directed at a kids game.

Well, there's the problem. You have a thousand ADULTS, blocking the street with cars, running into the park holding their stupid phones.

blocking streets
blocking paths
falling off cliffs
disrespecting memorials...

Then again, this is making billions for Pokemon.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 16, 2016 04:36 PM (iQIUe)

105 I don't currently have a pet but I really cherish these lovely stories, pix, and memories of the Horde's furry children. Plus, you know, the snark. Thanks!

Posted by: vivi at July 16, 2016 04:38 PM (11H2y)

106 102 @75 Ancient Alien Viewers- My father worked at the shipyard at Hunters Point, SF. On his way to work one night he accidentally ran over a black cat. That night on a ship he was working on there was an explosion. My father was blind for two months, from caustic lye. From the time I was little to today, 48 years the guy has always had a black cat for a pet. I'd be curious if anybody else here has heard the superstition about owning a black cat will take away bad luck if you cross ones path or God forbid run one over. Needless to say you couldn't convince my father that it's false. Anyone hear of this?

Oh, and thanks to Lucky, Bear, and Boo for years of good luck or at least no more explosions.
Posted by: JROD at July 16, 2016 04:34 PM (wnwJC)


We keel you. Even when die, we keel you.

Posted by: Black Cat King Cookie at July 16, 2016 04:39 PM (Fmupd)

107
I've read that shelters have problems adopting out black or mostly black dogs. That's why they will have special promotions: Adopt a Black/Brown Dog Day!

When I hear of shelters being swamped with a breed that was a fad that people got tired of, I want to rip heads off - human heads, that is.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 16, 2016 04:39 PM (iQIUe)

108 33 30 Do any of your doggies dream? When mine is in a deep nap she mimics running like she is running in her dreams.
Posted by: L, Elle at July 16, 2016 03:17 PM (6IPEM)


My dog does a bark that's quieter than the awake bark. I think she's dreaming about the neighbor's hated cat who has the temerity to stroll through our yard.

Posted by: nerdygirl at July 16, 2016 04:40 PM (+lVUW)

109 I have no idea why anyone would have a problem with the color of an animal that lives for treats, cuddles, and the chance to give unconditional love.

Posted by: vivi at July 16, 2016 04:44 PM (11H2y)

110 107
I've read that shelters have problems adopting out black or mostly black dogs. That's why they will have special promotions: Adopt a Black/Brown Dog Day!

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 16, 2016 04:39 PM (iQIUe)


I have a hard time believing that. Who doesn't like black cats? They are totally cool.

Posted by: rickl at July 16, 2016 04:45 PM (sdi6R)

111 >>>32 Took me a second to find Brutus.

Posted by: mindful webworker - owned by the animals we keep at July 16, 2016 03:19 PM (5a8XA)<<<

Talia was completely oblivious to him staring her down which I found hilarious. Glad I had the camera handy. The PA equipment is from a former life when I played guitar; in the mean time, the kitties take turns camping up there. I'll probably fire up "Rocksmith 2014" later today and practice a bit...

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at July 16, 2016 04:46 PM (jV8Mq)

112 BruceWAW - Collies in the fifties (Lassie); Dalmatians (101) in the early '60's; Beagles in late '60's (Snoopy); Rotweilers in the '80's ( no idea why, though), Chihuahua's in early 2000's (Witherspoon, Taco Bell, and Hilton), pit bulls now.

Every fad dog becomes an excess, and eventually goes to the camps, and then the gas chamber.

[I just deleted my snark regarding a peaceful religion that approves of the entire process]

Posted by: retropox at July 16, 2016 04:49 PM (9RI65)

113 107
I've read that shelters have problems adopting out black or mostly black dogs. That's why they will have special promotions: Adopt a Black/Brown Dog Day!

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 16, 2016 04:39 PM (iQIUe)


OK, sorry, I thought I saw "cats" in there somewhere. I'm cat-centric. I denounce myself.

Black Dogs Matter!

Posted by: rickl at July 16, 2016 04:51 PM (sdi6R)

114 @110

Amen, rickl. I got mine the first day she was available for adoption. Brutus, unfortunately, spent a few months in the pokey before I took him.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at July 16, 2016 04:52 PM (jV8Mq)

115 Hello from the wilds of Wisconsin! Took navigator daughter, dog and cat on a roadtrip to visit son who just bought a house here. Dog loved the trip, cat hated it. Dog refuses to look at the two resident cats, my cat won't leave the bedroom. The two resident cats are fine with the extra bodies and attention.

My black cat is named Sunshine. Thanks to the moron who told me about the Rob Zombie reference -- my son thought it was pretty cool.

Another daughter just called after checking on the house and informed me that burglars had stolen four bottles of water and four bags of doritos -- and there was a Squirtle in my neighborhood.

Posted by: mustbequantum at July 16, 2016 04:53 PM (0HnNK)

116 I've read that shelters have problems adopting out black or mostly black dogs. That's why they will have special promotions: Adopt a Black/Brown Dog Day!

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Black labs are very popular. Hard to see in the dark, though.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Racist for Dinosaurs at July 16, 2016 04:55 PM (Nwg0u)

117 >>>>I've read that shelters have problems adopting out black or mostly
black dogs. That's why they will have special promotions: Adopt a
Black/Brown Dog Day!



Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 16, 2016 04:39 PM (iQIUe)



I have a hard time believing that. Who doesn't like black cats? They are totally cool.
.
.
.
.We brought back a totally black feral cat from Cuba that my son found in the minefield. That thing used up about 85 lives before he cashed it in.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at July 16, 2016 04:58 PM (iONHu)

118 30--- Do any of your doggies dream? When mine is in a deep nap she mimics running like she is running in her dreams.
Posted by: L, Elle at July 16, 2016 03:17 PM (6IPEM)
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All of the Goldens we've had have done that.
Mr. DeVille calls it "chasing rabbits," but God only knows what's going on in their brains.

Speaking of retrievers, that Flat-coat sure looks smart and fine! Great breed from what I've seen.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at July 16, 2016 05:03 PM (T/5A0)

119 Dang knew I forgot something...

That is Ra's sister Isis. Both like the bed of the truck to lounge.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 16, 2016 05:04 PM (Oz2Jh)

120 Nood.

Posted by: HH at July 16, 2016 05:05 PM (DrCtv)

121 CAT LIVES MATTER!!!
That cat parody sjw was funny.

Seamus,
Thought cardiology was ur thang.

I get baked dog smell...eeewwwww. When I got my Dandie the breeder pointed out they weren't a stinky breed since they don't shed.....I think she lied to me.

Posted by: lindafell- TEXIT!! at July 16, 2016 05:06 PM (xVgrA)

122 OT, but anyone else getting hit with serious internet slowdowns since Pokemon Go has been released? I normally have a 4GTE signal, but lately it's been difficult to get more than 1X except early morning.

Posted by: Empire1 at July 16, 2016 05:08 PM (d58E3)

123 Yep, I've noticed the slow down. My oldest son, 9, is getting into the Pokemon thing and couldn't register because their servers were overloaded.

Posted by: lindafell- TEXIT!! at July 16, 2016 05:11 PM (xVgrA)

124 Woke up one morning and my Calico kitteh Looney was lying on the floor. I pet her in passing and she growled at me. Not normal behavior. Pain in the right hip area. Took her to the vet and x-rays revealed a fractured femoral neck. I told the vet to fix that and a $2,900 surgical procedure did just that. For cats, fixing that amounts to removing the femoral head, making it a muscle joint only.
Before I retired I worked with orthopedic surgeons and I discussed it with them. They said that was more than they're paid for replacing a knee.
I don't care..kitteh is fine and that's what matters.

Posted by: Hank at July 16, 2016 05:11 PM (jtVRk)

125 (97) Wait, you had a Pomeranian? Do you carry a man purse as well?

Hey, now!!! The Boss has a Maltese, that launched itself off the porch after a coyote to protect me! And Molly has gone after the neighbor's bull, which leaves turds that weigh more than she does, for the same reason.

The pair of them don't weigh 25 lbs., combined. But, as my vet said, "Your own family might not give you the time of day, but your dog will die for you without thinking twice about it."

Don't mess with my little dogs, or I'll hit you with my man-purse. Or a couple rounds of .45 ACP, whichever seems appropriate.

Posted by: Retired Spook at July 16, 2016 05:12 PM (XuOSU)

126 Years ago I had a Rottweiler that torn his acl, yeah, that cost $2K. He wasn't even two at the time, he wound up living to 11.

Posted by: lindafell- TEXIT!! at July 16, 2016 05:14 PM (xVgrA)

127 Don't mess with my little dogs, or I'll hit you with my man-purse.
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Do you carry your dogs around in that man purse too?
***ducks, runs evasively ***

Posted by: lindafell- TEXIT!! at July 16, 2016 05:17 PM (xVgrA)

128
All dogs like to sniff the ground. But dogs, especially little dogs, enjoy being at eye level with their peeps, i.e, they want to be part of the conversation.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 16, 2016 05:25 PM (iQIUe)

129 127 Don't mess with my little dogs, or I'll hit you with my man-purse.
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Do you carry your dogs around in that man purse too?
***ducks, runs evasively ***
Posted by: lindafell- TEXIT!! at July 16, 2016 05:17 PM (xVgrA)

Haha, it's fun to see big ol' men with teeny dogs. They are secure in their masculinity. My friend's husband is a real big guy, and they have 5 dogs. When he goes for his evening stroll does he take the Vizla? Nooooo--toy poodle "Bubbles" gets the nod every time.

Posted by: stace...TEXIT at July 16, 2016 05:28 PM (ozZau)

130 Haha, it's fun to see big ol' men with teeny dogs.
Posted by: stace...TEXIT at July 16, 2016 05:28 PM (ozZau)

Edit: unless they have a man purse too.

Posted by: stace...TEXIT at July 16, 2016 05:32 PM (ozZau)

131 Dying thread, but this week I was talking to a gal who works for Texas Parks and Wildlife, and she was telling me about the game wardens' fairly new K9 program. They use Labs because they're not scary-looking.

The head of the wardens says the dogs MUST be treated as part of the warden's family. He told them if the family goes to Disney World, that dog better be in all the pictures.

Posted by: stace...TEXIT at July 16, 2016 05:38 PM (ozZau)

132
cat vs dog

I think they are fighting over a small piece of string:

https://goo.gl/yySdPE

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 16, 2016 05:42 PM (iQIUe)

133 I know that the Chess thread is up so I should have done this sooner. You guys please keep sending us content suggestions like you have, it makes putting together the post much easier for MisHum. Also keep the pet pics coming in too! We love seeing them.

petmorons at the gee male dot com

Posted by: L, Elle at July 16, 2016 05:42 PM (6IPEM)

134 133 I know that the Chess thread is up so I should have done this sooner. You guys please keep sending us content suggestions like you have, it makes putting together the post much easier for MisHum. Also keep the pet pics coming in too! We love seeing them.

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I have some recipes. Would that help?

Posted by: Barack O at July 16, 2016 06:01 PM (kTF2Z)

135 He is happy to be back home. We'll see how the next few days go. Prognosis is thankfully quite good.
Oddly enough it doesn't seem to be a chronic condition and low risk of recurrence.

Have any of you ever run across this type of thing?
Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at July 16, 2016 02:56 PM (NeFrd)

This happened to our Border Collie - she was ill however, with fever and became very dehydrated. Started as weakness in her hind legs and progressed until she was paralyzed from waist down.

After IV fluid, steroids, rest and antibiotics, several days later her ability to walk came back. she still is much clumsier than our other dog, but otherwise you would never know she was so severely ill.

Posted by: Jade Sea at July 16, 2016 06:03 PM (bb6wb)

136 I may have to ask again next week but here goes. We picked up a family of dogs. The senior male is a 14+ year old white pure bred German Shepherd (90lb). His mate is a 6 year old smaller terrier spaniel (mix? about 30lb) that is light buff colored and their off spring is a 4 year old white female mix of the two (60lb). Great dogs all and I wish I had the shepherd when he was younger because he seems pretty smart.

They wanted to off the old male and try to find a shelter to take the other two so my wife took them all.

The old male smells pretty bad and has hair balls on his hair balls! I have combed him like crazy with a furminator and given him baths but it never stops the smell and the hair just keeps coming. Any suggestions?

Posted by: somebody at July 16, 2016 06:04 PM (GnC4K)

137 Hate being so late to this thread. Feel like the person going to the parade, only to find out all that is left are deflated balloons and scattered stale popcorn.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 16, 2016 06:04 PM (VB0hh)

138 somebody- I would try a full body clip and a good diet. It will take a while but don't worry that a month or more will go by before you see a lot of change.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 16, 2016 06:10 PM (VB0hh)

139 L,Elle,- I'll send this on to pet morons but I think an interesting topic would be -How much aggressiveness do you allow your dog to display?

Posted by: Ben Had at July 16, 2016 06:17 PM (VB0hh)

140 If a chihuahua ingested meth, how could you tell?
Posted by: Insomniac at July 16, 2016 03:03 PM (0mRoj)


Odd story. A friend claims an old guy he knows gives his wife's chihuahua a splash of flavored latte when the wife is out of the house. The dog takes a nap and he gets a couple of hours without yapping.

Posted by: Kindltot at July 16, 2016 06:21 PM (ry34m)

141 Thanks Ben. It took two months to get the fleas managed. I am feeding them what the owner recommended (Beneful dry) plus they split a can of Pedigree wet (he only fed them the dry I believe). Once in the morning and once in the evening and they don't leave a bit nor are they gaining any weight (not that they need to).

This is way more dog than we've ever owned but they seem pretty happy so far. The females will not leave the yard even with the gates open unless I'm out there. King is so old he doesn't seem too inhibited to just wander off but my neighbors help keep him in check if I lose track.

Posted by: somebody at July 16, 2016 06:25 PM (GnC4K)

142 Please do Ben so MisHum can see it. That's a great topic of conversation. I always wonder if I'm tolerating behavior with mine that I shouldn't be. I have a Dane so she is pretty big and strong. She loves to play and when she gets worked up she always jumps up on me. I don't mind that when it's just me, but I think that's unacceptable behavior from any dog especially a large or giant breed. It rightfully scares people and kids. That said, I wonder if I shouldn't even let her jump up on me to stop the behavior altogether. The only time I tolerate her barking is if she is in protective, guard dog mode and hears something that puts her on alert. She is instinctively protective and why I got her so I won't try to stop the barking completely.

Thanks for the suggestion too.

Posted by: L, Elle at July 16, 2016 06:28 PM (6IPEM)

143
I'd take him to a groomer for a professional shave. See if that takes care of the odor.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 16, 2016 06:30 PM (iQIUe)

144 Late to the pet thread AGAIN, dang It!

Great looking pets this week. Thanks for sharing everyone.

Posted by: Weasel at July 16, 2016 06:30 PM (Sfs6o)

145 somebody- Sorry but if the previous owner let the dogs get in this shape I would take that with a grain of salt. First thing I would do is get these dogs wormed. Second, there are a lot better products than purina out there now. Be careful with any food changes but I would go with a different brand. A high quality feed will do more for your dogs and you will find over time the cost balances out.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 16, 2016 06:36 PM (VB0hh)

146 Wouldnt the best thing would be to ask a vet regarding the odor and diet, especially with an older dog?

Think it is great that you took an older dog, too. You have my respect!

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 16, 2016 06:41 PM (iQIUe)

147 Somebody, check his ears. Are they clean? Smell bad? Have a a dark brown build up? A lot of times a smelly dog has a yeast infection in their ear/paws. Sounds weird but spraying the dog with a vinegar/ water solution and brushing can sometimes help since the vinegar will keep the yeast in check. Also, buy some medical grade boric acid powder at Amazon to put in the ears. I know it's poison, etc. just be careful not to breath it/ ingest large quantities. It actually has many beneficial uses. Got stink shoes or feet? After showering apply the powder to your feet, get between your toes. also Sprinkle in your shoes once. Do this for about a week and your stinky feet will go away for a long time, like years.

Posted by: lindafell- TEXIT!! at July 16, 2016 06:46 PM (xVgrA)

148 somebody, I'll second what Ben Had reco'd about food. A high quality dog food will do wonders for your dogs coat and health and moderate its weight. Try dogfoodadvisor.com. Very unbiased and objective reviews using the right criteria to determine what food is best for your doggie.

Posted by: L, Elle at July 16, 2016 06:46 PM (6IPEM)

149 WeaselDog has a deep seated hatred for representatives of the United States Postal Service. She goes pretty much berserk when she hears the mail truck and will attack the mail when it comes through the slot in the door. She barks when people, especially strangers, walk in front of the house so she's a really good little watchdog and I don't want to hinder that behavior trying to save the mailmans life.

Posted by: Weasel at July 16, 2016 06:47 PM (Sfs6o)

150 L,Elle- Barking is something I encourage . I will give my dogs a couple of barks until we all go out and investigate what's caused the need to bark. I feel that let's my dogs know I have honored their watchfulness and as alpha dog I need to tell them, this is a threat or not.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 16, 2016 06:49 PM (VB0hh)

151 Weasel,
I understand your dogs hatred of postal workers. We order from Amazon, etc. frequently. I'm not exaggerating when I say they fail to get packages to us at least once a month. Just this month so far it's happened twice. The second time it was two packages in the delivery. Still looking for it. We have called and filed claims and complaints but this has been going on for years. I loath USPS.

Posted by: lindafell- TEXIT!! at July 16, 2016 06:52 PM (xVgrA)

152 Ben Had and Weasel, I think that's right on about barking. Thanks for reassuring me. It is ingrained in a dogs nature to bark to signal danger or fear. I just don't let her bark at me when she is being sassy and demanding or trying be the dominant one in the relationship.

Posted by: L, Elle at July 16, 2016 06:54 PM (6IPEM)

153 Somebody,
I'll third the dog food recommendations. I never use dog food from the grocery store. Feed stores sometimes carry high quality dog food like Taste of the Wild. When you feed high quality food they don't need to eat as much and less poops. It makes a huge difference in their coats. Back to your smelly dog, it could also be a food allergy that makes them smelly.

Posted by: lindafell- TEXIT!! at July 16, 2016 06:56 PM (xVgrA)

154 For L,Elle- Our gate structure used to be different than it is now. One night, my wolfhounds started barking. They had heard the front gate being opened. I got up and cracked the barn doors to see two guys trying to steal the welder. I let them get backed up to the welder and then opened the barn doors. Two 180 lb wolfhounds and one shotgun later they laid enough rubber to need new tires. My next door neighbor , a criminal lawyer , later found out that no one would ever try to break in here again.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 16, 2016 07:00 PM (VB0hh)

155 L,Elle - WeaselDog tops the scales with 10# of below-the-knee fury, so she falls more into the 'nuisance' category

Posted by: Weasel at July 16, 2016 07:07 PM (Sfs6o)

156 Oh man, Ben Had. Awesome story! I am constantly amazed at their sense of sound. Mine will awake from a deep sleep if she detects any movement from me or even the sound of a low flying helicopter or a car door shutting at my garage which is a distance from my front door. She immediately wakes up, focuses her eyes toward the door and runs over and waits and barks. It's not fun for repairmen and the rare guest I have over to my house though. I had a guy come look at my fridge and I had to leash her to reassure him and she literally parked herself about 6 feet from him and watched him the whole time he was working on the repair.

Posted by: L, Elle at July 16, 2016 07:11 PM (6IPEM)

157 Ben Had,
Oooooo, I luv wolfhounds!!

Posted by: lindafell- TEXIT!! at July 16, 2016 07:11 PM (xVgrA)

158 Yeah, weasel, the little ones (I think) seem more bold. When I take my Dane out hiking and walking, she never barks at dogs she passes, but the little ones all run right up to her trying to pick a fight. It's actually very funny if you could see the optics. Mine looks like a small horse and the little dogs look like rabid bunny wabbits in comparison.

Posted by: L, Elle at July 16, 2016 07:16 PM (6IPEM)

159 L,Elle- with watchfulness come responsibility. You did the right thing. Next time you need repairs , they will call you first to tell you when they will be there. I live in a small town and never had a work crew that didn't call first , so that the dogs would be put up.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 16, 2016 07:20 PM (VB0hh)

160 Ha! That's WeaselDog! She's 10# going on 100#.

She doesn't get to hang out with other dogs much but I love seeing her run around in a pack. She's very domineering!

Posted by: Weasel at July 16, 2016 07:21 PM (Sfs6o)

161 lindafell- Having three at one time was a real treat. Along with having a greyhound, a black german shepard and a beagel mix. How I miss them.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 16, 2016 07:28 PM (VB0hh)

162 Posted by: Ben Had at July 16, 2016 07:28 PM (VB0hh)

Once upon a time, I had three French Bulldogs, all unique and so much fun to be with!

Posted by: Hrothgar at July 16, 2016 07:31 PM (wYnyS)

163 BenH, I live in the middle of nowhere on a foothill in the Rockies and pretty much off the grid. No one shows up at my door unless they are supposed to be there. I had the electric company send some poor guy out to change out my meter to a newer version without telling me ahead of time. I hear barking for 2 mins straight. I run out and my dog is standing right in front of the door to this guys truck barking her head off like a Boss. I apologized profusely to the guy but I was kind of proud of her.

Posted by: L, Elle at July 16, 2016 07:33 PM (6IPEM)

164 Hrothgar- I looked at that possibility after the last dachshunds passed. Are they watchful?

Posted by: Ben Had at July 16, 2016 07:36 PM (VB0hh)

165 Weasel and Hrothgar, I want a little dog so bad now that I have this beastess who still thinks she can fit on my lap and winds up crushing my legs. I miss when she was so small that I could pick her up. I'm afraid mine would accidentally hurt and do serious injury to a small puppy.

Posted by: L, Elle at July 16, 2016 07:37 PM (6IPEM)

166 Posted by: Ben Had at July 16, 2016 07:36 PM (VB0hh)

I think they could be easily trained to be. Mrs H didn't like barking and discouraged it. I'm now trying to encourage Conor T to bark and he seems to be warming to the task. I don't think they are genetically predisposed to be good watch dogs (unlike daughter's Grand Pyrenees which seems bred for the task), but they will keep your sense of humor fine tuned!

Posted by: Hrothgar at July 16, 2016 07:40 PM (wYnyS)

167 L,Elle- Be so proud of her. Juno is why you picked her.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 16, 2016 07:41 PM (VB0hh)

168 I could literally talk about dogs and cats and horses nonstop for a month straight if you let me. You guys feel free to stay here and talk. I check back in on the thread and keep it open on my browser until Monday morning. We have stragglers who miss the timing of the post and still comment after it is long since over. I do that too --- like I am now.
:-)

Posted by: L, Elle at July 16, 2016 07:43 PM (6IPEM)

169 Posted by: L, Elle at July 16, 2016 07:37 PM (6IPEM)

Your big dog would quickly find out that Conor T (and I think any Frenchie) was not going to put with being sat upon!

And Conor fits on a lap perfectly!

Posted by: Hrothgar at July 16, 2016 07:44 PM (wYnyS)

170 Hrothgar- That was kind of my asking point about how much aggressiveness you would tolerate in your dogs. They are so good at reading their people. My dog food bill is cheaper than a security system.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 16, 2016 07:49 PM (VB0hh)

171 Tucker (minpin) thinks he's 10x bigger than he actually is, but doesn't pick fights. He just thinks every dog that walks by is here to play with him.
He doesnt realize that some of them consider him an appetizer.

As to aggressiveness, i like when he barks. He doesn't like strangers. I've kinda reinforced that "security system" attitude. Most days, you can't get within 100 ft of my property without me knowing, and I like it that way.

I think the dog food topic would be great to discuss one weekend - so much misinformation out there ...

Posted by: Chi at July 16, 2016 07:51 PM (Keefh)

172 Chi- It ain't the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 16, 2016 07:56 PM (VB0hh)

173 Hi Chi, I think Tucker and Juno would be fast friends. He sounds so well trained and with the right balance of restraint and boldness. Tucker could probably get Juno in line pretty fast.

Hrothgar, if I had a Frenchie or any small dog, I would spoil it so bad! The only reason I haven't with Juno is that she is bigger and stronger than me and I have to keep her in check bc of it.

BenH, I wonder if I get a second one if I have to get a large breed again. It sounds like that is what your mix wound up being. Was that purposeful on your part?

Posted by: L, Elle at July 16, 2016 07:59 PM (6IPEM)

174 L,Elle- When my bid for a Deerhound failed, I started haunting the pet shelter until I found a Black dog. Brody looks to be a border collie greyhound cross, Someone had spent a lot of time with this dog as he knows all basic commands and is such a treat. I have kept him away from all people and within a short time he will raise all his hackles at anyone that comes. I only introduce him to a very small group of people.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 16, 2016 08:07 PM (VB0hh)

175 My dog food bill is cheaper than a security system.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 16, 2016 07:49 PM (VB0hh)

And works 24/7/365 even if the power and phones are out!

Posted by: Hrothgar at July 16, 2016 08:07 PM (wYnyS)

176 Posted by: L, Elle at July 16, 2016 07:59 PM (6IPEM)

Like I said, I don't think most small dogs will put up with getting a hard time from any reasonable pack member (I don't consider a hyper-agressive dog to be a good pack member). I should try to get a picture of Conor stealing toys from my son's Bull Mastiff girl.

Posted by: Hrothgar at July 16, 2016 08:11 PM (wYnyS)

177 L, next door is a 5 pound, 3 legged Yorkie and a pitbull that must be 80 lbs at least.. His chest is like a barrel, and his head is bigger than a cinderblock.

Malachi is a sweetheart, but he protects that little Maya, believe me. THey do just fine together. Bonus, they play with Tucker like they're all old freinds.

Posted by: Chi at July 16, 2016 08:13 PM (Keefh)

178 In a world of turmoil, my dogs make me laugh everyday.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 16, 2016 08:15 PM (VB0hh)

179 Posted by: Ben Had at July 16, 2016 07:49 PM (VB0hh)

There is another dimension to behavior, that is not aggression, but is irritating. It's termed Small Dog Syndrome. Small breeds sometimes are allowed by the alphas (hangs head sheepishly) to get away with "friendly" but obnoxious behavior because they are small and cute. I never tolerated the behavior in my Viszla, Prinz, that I do in Conor. I realize I've been irresoponsible and am working with him to correct this, but dammit, he is funny and cute!

Posted by: Hrothgar at July 16, 2016 08:16 PM (wYnyS)

180
In a world of turmoil, my dogs make me laugh everyday.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 16, 2016 08:15 PM (VB0hh)

Dogs provide you with totally undeserved love and make you laugh, what better animal companion could possibly exist!

Posted by: Hrothgar at July 16, 2016 08:19 PM (wYnyS)

181 171 Hi Chi - WeaselDog is a MinPin-Chihuahua mix. We (and the vet) thought mostly MinPin, and the DNA test we did says mostly Chihuahua. The behavior you describe sounds exactly like her!

Posted by: Weasel at July 16, 2016 08:20 PM (Sfs6o)

182 There is another dimension to behavior, that is not aggression, but is irritating. It's termed Small Dog Syndrome. Small breeds sometimes are allowed by the alphas (hangs head sheepishly) to get away with "friendly" but obnoxious behavior because they are small and cute. I never tolerated the behavior in my Viszla, Prinz, that I do in Conor. I realize I've been irresoponsible and am working with him to correct this, but dammit, he is funny and cute!
Posted by: Hrothgar
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I have absolutely no idea what you are talking about.

Posted by: Tucker at July 16, 2016 08:20 PM (Keefh)

183 Hrothgar- I adopted a dachshund cross little girl that was found in a bar ditch at 5 weeks old with a ruptured diaphragm. She ruled my world for the next 17 years.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 16, 2016 08:22 PM (VB0hh)

184 An awesome dog mix is dachshund-beagle. We got one as a pup when I was four years old and I remember that to this day. She lived to be almost 20 years old. A good and very smart little dog. I found out the other day one of my best friends had the exact same mix growing up and the exact same experience with his dog.

Posted by: Weasel at July 16, 2016 08:27 PM (Sfs6o)

185 I remember weaseldog from a few weeks ago. A real cutie.
Tucker was featured on the inaugural Pet Thread, btw.

Since I inherited this stinker, I've developed a soft spot for the smaller breeds. Tucker is probably the best dog I've ever had. This is a pretty smart little guy, not the ankle biting little annoyance I thought little dogs were.

A lot of my experience with small dogs was obviously around people/pets that had no sense. Minimal time spent with a pup pays off tenfold over the long haul.

Posted by: Tucker at July 16, 2016 08:39 PM (Keefh)

186 A heartfull thanks to all the people that share their pets with all of us every week. From Juno to Tucker and all in between it is a common thread.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 16, 2016 08:45 PM (VB0hh)

187 I have absolutely no idea what you are talking about.

Posted by: Tucker at July 16, 2016 08:20 PM (Keefh)

Neither do I!

Posted by: Conor T. Hrothgar at July 16, 2016 08:48 PM (wYnyS)

188 Brush that German Shepherd and then brush him some more. Every day until you stop getting hair. You have to get all of that stinky old hair off. Then a bath might help but not too many. If he's like my Kasper he will love all the brushing especially when he loses his winter coat.

Posted by: freaked at July 16, 2016 08:50 PM (BO/km)

189 185 Tucker is a Plank Owner! And a handsome fellow to boot.
Went back and found the 1st edition (Feb 20) hard to believe it's been that long already.

Posted by: Weasel at July 16, 2016 09:30 PM (Sfs6o)

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