Ace of Spades Pet Thread [Mis. Hum.]

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It's that time again. Join your fellow Moron animal lovers and pull up a chair, or a couch, someone's lap.......

    A Little of This, A Little of That

Wow, there are some really bad pet groomers our there. Wow. Just. Bad.

A happy ending for some stranded pups. This F.D. does more than put out fires.

Pure maternal instinct, what can't it do?

That took some training. Meet a dog that surfs.

Another commendable Fire Department.

Upset parrot. (NSFW-Language) h/t Multiple Moron submission.

We received this from an 'Ette. She's thinking about this for a tattoo That does certainly express one's love for cats.


    MEET THE PETMORONS

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From the Land of Sun Tan Lotion, say hello to Baby Zoey. Baby Zoey is owned by Peaches. She's 8 years old and a character. Not surprising.


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Ghost of Hallelujah submitted this photo of his English Bulldog Zeke or AKA Mr. Stinky. This dog loves the couch so much that he sinks into it damaging the cushions. Per GoH this is the 2nd couch for the dog.


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This is Pepper. Looks like a Long Hair Dachshund. Eromero didn't specify. Cute dog.

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This is Eromero's cat Mickel who recently passed away. It hit Mr. & Mrs. E quite hard. Nothing easy-EVER-about the passing of a pet. Sorry for your loss.


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Carl from The U.K. who is a Lurker submitted this photo of his Jack Russell Terrier, Nipper. Nipper crossed the Rainbow Bridge in July. Carl, we are sorry for your loss.

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This is Boddington, English Golden Retriever. He is owned by IC. Per IC this big guy is named after an ale.


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This is the first of 2 photos sent in by IP. This is Sophia. Looks like she is dressed with no where to go.

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These are IP's doggehs. Jazz is the Min-Pin and Shiloh is the Beagle mix. Unfortunately Shiloh is no longer with IP.

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Our 2nd Zoey of the day. Per Lurker Tom A. she is a Sproodle mix. She looks cute and so abused-NOT.

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Lawrence submitted this photo of his cat Tux the Cat. Boy, talked about a dressed up feline. Nice looking cat Lawrence. Thank you for sharing.

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We aren't sure if the owner of Max is a Lurker and Moron. There was no nic provided just his real name. If he is around today and he can tell us who he is.

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Lurker OutofOhio who is trying to get up the courage to post submitted this photo. Otto was with with the family for 16 years before old age got him. Charming looking dog. It is easy to see how he was the center of attention.


We are going to ask for some help from you Morons and Lurkers. We appreciate the photos. But, we ask for your patience in having them posted. We are also asking that you only send one photo at a time. We stretched the rules today by posting more than one per owner. We will get to all of the photos but it takes time.

We appreciate you stopping by today. Thank you.

petmorons at the g mail dot com.

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Comments

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1 This thread looks delicious.

Posted by: Dogeater In Chief at August 20, 2016 03:07 PM (OkKDg)

2 Yay, the food thread!

Posted by: Barack O at August 20, 2016 03:10 PM (kTF2Z)

3 Thanks, Morons. Another uplifting thread of your precious pets after another bleak week.

Posted by: washrivergal at August 20, 2016 03:12 PM (CFc5L)

4 Doggehs!
Kittehs!
YAY!

Posted by: navybrat at August 20, 2016 03:12 PM (w7KSn)

5 Charlie's dogs can't surf.

Posted by: Col. Kilgore at August 20, 2016 03:14 PM (tlBbB)

6 This is, every week, the best thread ever!

Baby Zoey looks just like my Boris, only sweeter. I asked Boris why she couldn't look sweet like Baby Zoey, but Boris only ignored me.

sigh.

Posted by: Persnickety at August 20, 2016 03:15 PM (j/YTu)

7 All very cute!

Posted by: Lizzy at August 20, 2016 03:15 PM (NOIQH)

8 Yay, I made it! As a general rule, by the time the Pet Thread is up, I am holed up in my den, watching cartoons behind my closed eyes. My own pet morons always wonder why I am laughing at this little computer screen.

Handsome group this week, as always.

Posted by: mustbequantum at August 20, 2016 03:16 PM (MIKMs)

9 Pet Thread!

Posted by: Weasel at August 20, 2016 03:16 PM (Sfs6o)

10 What about an entire thread dedicated to goats?

Posted by: Achmed the Terrorist at August 20, 2016 03:17 PM (tlBbB)

11 I'll take 20 of the bulldog in photo # 2.

Posted by: Cruella deVille at August 20, 2016 03:18 PM (tlBbB)

12 My other cats are jealous because Tux is now famous. I'll have to send more pictures now.

Posted by: Radar at August 20, 2016 03:19 PM (Hbk9Y)

13 Boddington is a great name! And a cute pet.

It's been raining all week here and my poor cat has been cooped up inside. She is sad.

Posted by: Lea at August 20, 2016 03:20 PM (Vs8id)

14 I'm waiting to get a good pic of all three of my cats together, not easy. I did send a pic of my dog, and she was posted, so the cats are jealous.

Posted by: Lincolntf at August 20, 2016 03:23 PM (2cS/G)

15 Sarah Hoyt writing for Instapundit had a little piece/plea for black cats and how hard they were to photograph and adopt. I think it was Sunday night/overnight?

Anyway, the linked article was worthwhile. Congrats to Tux and owner for the really nice photo.

Posted by: mustbequantum at August 20, 2016 03:26 PM (MIKMs)

16 This is Pepper. Looks like a Long Hair Dachshund. Eromero didn't specify. Cute dog.

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When you see a dachshund up on a fencepost, you know it didn't get up there all by itself. Someone put it there.

Posted by: Hillary Rodham! Clinton at August 20, 2016 03:26 PM (R+30W)

17 YOU'RE DENYING MY FLUFFIES THEIR CHANCE AT STARDOM?!

HOW DARE YOU?!

[small]Oh. all right then. [/small]

Posted by: Richard McEnroe at August 20, 2016 03:27 PM (Kucy5)

18 This thread is by far the best thing on the interwebs.
Thank You Elle & MH for doing it.

That "Bad Pet Groomers" link above - I'm pretry sure #5 lives in Downtown Norfolk. Dude grooms his labradoodle to look like a lion.
Dog just walks around unleashed. This is VERY close to the city zoo, so you can imagine the hilarity that ensues on a regular basis.

All great looking moronimals, (and very content, it seems) but I have to say I really have taken to the small dogs these days. I wish I could afford more...

Posted by: Chi at August 20, 2016 03:28 PM (GAlP7)

19 The cat downstairs brought me a full-grown bullfrog the other day (alive).
Don't know where the heck he coulda found it.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at August 20, 2016 03:30 PM (GdFQh)

20 My dog wants so badly to play with my cats, but they're just not ready to trust her yet, after 8 months. Jane, the dog (104 pounds, 2.5 years old), plays with dogs who are actually smaller than my cats at the dog park. (My cats range from 18-22 pounds). Little mini-pins, poodles, various schnauzers, puppies of all breeds, and she can't understand why the cats don't love her as much as the little dogs do.

Posted by: Lincolntf at August 20, 2016 03:33 PM (2cS/G)

21 I have noticed that no 'rons and 'ettes have submitted pet photos of snakes, cockroaches or face-sized spiders.

Don't be shy!

Posted by: Donna&&&&&V (whitely waiting for the ballgame) at August 20, 2016 03:36 PM (P8951)

22 Great thread. Thoughts go out to those that have lost their friends

Posted by: Madxmom at August 20, 2016 03:39 PM (Ii5dF)

23 This Wednesday past was the one-year anniversary of Dewey's moving from out of the dumpster and into our house.

Posted by: V the K at August 20, 2016 03:39 PM (jn7FC)

24 Little mini-pins, poodles, various schnauzers, puppies of all breeds, and she can't understand why the cats don't love her as much as the little dogs do.
Posted by: Lincolntf at August 20, 2016 03:33 PM (2cS/G)

I have noticed that in the great dogs vs. cats face off, it is usually the cats who are the wary or hostile ones, although they can overcome their initial anti-canine bias.

Dogs are usually the "hi! What are you and whassup!" ones.

Of course that does not hold true if they are raised together.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&V (whitely waiting for the ballgame) at August 20, 2016 03:39 PM (P8951)

25 I lost my best pal this week.

My ten year old Lab had a coronary heart failure. I knew he wasn't well, but apparently he had cancer, and tumors in his chest were bleeding and filled his heart cavity with blood. He collapsed Monday afternoon after I got home from work. I managed to get him into the car with the help of my neighbor (my Lab weighed over 130 lb, he was a big dog), and by the time I got him to the emergency pet hospital, he was in cardiac arrest.

Last week, Hrothgar was writing about how he had lost his oldest dog, and I knew mine was sick, but just didn't realize how sick he was. I don't think taking him to the vet earlier would have prevented much, but it just broke my heart to lose my best friend. As my son said, he was the best dog a guy could have ever asked for. He loved my sons, and was just a great companion.

What makes dogs so loyal, such good friends? How do we ever deserve something as wonderful as that? How did I ever deserve to have such a good dog?

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....outlaw in America at August 20, 2016 03:40 PM (RFeQD)

26 Hello, pets.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 20, 2016 03:40 PM (9ym/8)

27 DonnaV (whitely waiting for the ballgame) at August 20, 2016 03:36 PM


My pet Black Widow got posted, not face sized but still spidery, bonus points, her name is AtC Spider. See?right there below the Aztec doggeh!
http://minx.cc:1080/?post=362904

Posted by: Bob in Houston-TEXIT! at August 20, 2016 03:42 PM (b7AU3)

28 Ahhh......Bossy. I'm sorry.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 20, 2016 03:42 PM (9ym/8)

29 Donna, I saw my first wolf spider last weekend, on the sidewalk at Broomfield. Cute (not so) little fuzzy thing, or would be if we weren't hardwired to fear our eight legged friends.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 20, 2016 03:43 PM (6FqZa)

30 I agree, in an ideal scenario we would have gotten a puppy and kittens at the same time. But you know how it is, a pet needs a home, you just take it. The cats are 3 and 4 years old, she's not quite three, so hopefully they'll come to a cozier relationship eventually.

Posted by: Lincolntf at August 20, 2016 03:43 PM (2cS/G)

31 So sorry, Bossy.

Posted by: Lincolntf at August 20, 2016 03:44 PM (2cS/G)

32 I already posted that animated gif of the floating tentacled spider from No Man's Sky here, twice, so I figure I'll strike out if I post it a third time.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 20, 2016 03:44 PM (6FqZa)

33 Boddington looks ready to hit the pasture and Tux looks ready for any occasion.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 20, 2016 03:45 PM (9ym/8)

34 Tux takes his kibble shaken, not stirred.

Posted by: Lincolntf at August 20, 2016 03:45 PM (2cS/G)

35
What makes dogs so loyal, such good friends? How do we ever deserve something as wonderful as that? How did I ever deserve to have such a good dog?
Posted by: Bossy Conservative....outlaw in America at August 20, 2016 03:40 PM (RFeQD

So sorry to hear Bossy.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 20, 2016 03:46 PM (voOPb)

36 Afternoon all

My 3 cats are home with my wife and daughters and from I am told, hardly know I am gone. Sigh

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 20, 2016 03:50 PM (FPzw8)

37 We aren't sure if the owner of Max is a Lurker and Moron. There was no nic provided just his real name. If he is around today and he can tell us who he is.


Look at the bag the dog is on. A quick bing search reveals it to be Hilton Head Island, SC. So if it is one of the horde, presumably they are from SC.

Posted by: Yuimetal at August 20, 2016 03:50 PM (mBYZv)

38 Bossy, I am so so sorry for your loss. That is a hard one.

Posted by: IC at August 20, 2016 03:52 PM (KTFfX)

39 Max is my 11 yo Basenji.
I am a long-time moron, joined in 2008, hence the nic.
Mostly a lurker tho, ocassional posts here and there, mostly on pet threads. The wife(full-time lurker) gets quite the kick out of Ace.

Carry on!

Posted by: fu52 at August 20, 2016 03:53 PM (2BPK0)

40 It's so hard to lose a good dog, Bossy. My condolences.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&V (whitely waiting for the ballgame) at August 20, 2016 03:55 PM (P8951)

41 Olympics O/T......the U.S. Women's Basketball Team is whipping the ever-loving shit outta Spain.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 20, 2016 03:55 PM (9ym/8)

42 Bossy.....sorry for you loss.

Posted by: fu52 at August 20, 2016 03:56 PM (2BPK0)

43 Olympics O/T......the U.S. Women's Basketball Team is whipping the ever-loving shit outta Spain.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 20, 2016 03:55 PM (9ym/

And they playing like a team not just one on one...maybe they should let the men's team in on the secret?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 20, 2016 03:57 PM (FPzw8)

44 Posted by: Bob in Houston-TEXIT! at August 20, 2016 03:42 PM (b7AU3)

LOL! What a great name!

Maybe you can teach her to do tricks. I'd pay to see spiders jump through hoops. (If the spiders were at a great distance that is. I'd watch through binoculars.)

Posted by: Donna&&&&&V (whitely waiting for the ballgame) at August 20, 2016 03:58 PM (P8951)

45 Otto looks like a perfectly huggable little guy. What kind of puppy?

Posted by: m at August 20, 2016 04:00 PM (gfJWV)

46 This would be a good thread for all you lurkers to delurk. Don't worry, we're a friendly and jovial bunch. Oh, and don't worry about close tags. Pixy will fix those for ya.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at August 20, 2016 04:01 PM (kTF2Z)

47

I have sent you a picture of my one eyed trouser mouse many times yet you continue to not publish it...

Posted by: Carlos Dingbat at August 20, 2016 04:01 PM (qul7b)

48 So sorry, Bossy. My condolences.
As much as I love this thread, I always have to prepare myself to cry a little before I read it. Today is no exception.


Lincoln,
My minpin loves to play with any dog he sees, especially the large ones. He has never been to a dog park, but my front yard has turned into a de-facto dog park for the neighborhood walkers.

We've had as many as 4 out there chasing each other around. It's funny. I keep poop bags at the mailbox, a a giant bowl of clean water for everybody to make use of.
Most of his friends are small, but he really like wrassln' with the huge, barrel-chested pit next door.

Posted by: Chi at August 20, 2016 04:02 PM (GAlP7)

49 Good lookin' petrons!

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod at August 20, 2016 04:02 PM (+eR2D)

50 Posted by: Bossy Conservative....outlaw in America at August 20, 2016 03:40 PM (RFeQD)

Simply heartbreaking. I am so sorry for your loss.

Posted by: washrivergal at August 20, 2016 04:04 PM (CFc5L)

51 Tux looks like my little girl Terpy. Black kittehs FTW!

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod at August 20, 2016 04:04 PM (+eR2D)

52 Pepper is a miniature dapple longhair dutch hound, about 9 pounds. Mickel was a mostly Maine coon cat, about 15 pounds. Mrs. E pert near peed her pantses to see Pepper and Mickel on the BIG screen!

Posted by: Eromero at August 20, 2016 04:05 PM (zLDYs)

53 Did some volunteer work at a no-kill pet shelter yesterday and for my first time it was surprisingly nice. Sure I got some play time in with kitties, but I also did some cleaning.
The animals there were mostly "surrenders". That means people who could no longer keep or take care of them.
Not judging the people who gave them up, but I could never do that.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 20, 2016 04:05 PM (hVdx9)

54 Posted by: Bossy Conservative....outlaw in America at August 20, 2016 03:40 PM (RFeQD)

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I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your furry friend. They are here for such a short time, but bring us so much joy. We are lucky to have them.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod at August 20, 2016 04:06 PM (+eR2D)

55 Chi- one of the best parts of going to the dog park (my neighborhood isn't great for frontyard get-togethers, everybody stays in their backyards) is watching all the dogs meet each other and then launch in to some version of "canine high school". A few wallflowers, a bunch of dogs trying to be the cool kid, all of them just happy to be around their own kind.

Posted by: Lincolntf at August 20, 2016 04:07 PM (2cS/G)

56 Bossy Conservative, I am so sorry. I know dogs are not kids, but they come pretty darned close and when they pass they take a piece of you with them.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale-Skeet Surfer at August 20, 2016 04:08 PM (hVdx9)

57 currently, i count wildlife as my pets.

a lone doe in the garden, several gigantic owls,
and my first ever eagle sighting.

Posted by: concrete girl at August 20, 2016 04:09 PM (OpmfW)

58 Lovely pets. Bossy, I am sorry. We know what we signed up for when we signed up though. It's the price we pay.

My older male cat is kind of giving me trouble right now, because I won't let him jump up on my lap. I know someday, he won't be here to give me trouble, so I try to cherish it while I can.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 20, 2016 04:09 PM (Pz4pT)

59 --I hope this is OK to post. --

If you have already donated to the LA flood victims, particularly the pets and livestock care issue, then feel free to ignore this. If you can just make one small donation, I know that it would really help.

I copied this from a post by Melissa Dillon Seal on Facebook, sharing only the part dealing with needs for animals.

Humane Society of Louisiana has rescued & transported many animals to safety, even by boating in to shelters who had no choice but to open kennels and let the animals loose to have a chance at survival

www.Humanela.org

St Tammany Humane Society took in 20+ displaced shelter dogs https://bit.ly/2bqxHJ5

LSART has done many deep water rescues of animals, including livestock & gotten them to safety. http://lvma.org/lsartdonations

Tangi Humane Society received devastating damage to their shelter & must completely rebuild

https://www.gofundme.com/2j453p7w

A general wish list of supplies that I threw together for people wanting to send supplies. Of course, any & every type of cleaning supply, and pet items are appreciated. In case Amazon asks for my phone # 985-335-2780 and shipping address is 75181 Hwy 1083, Covington LA 70435

http://tinyurl.com/hptm7hm

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes Ima going long on popcorn and butter futures!! at August 20, 2016 04:09 PM (kXoT0)

60 This is my favorite thread on any blog.

Posted by: Whitney at August 20, 2016 04:11 PM (Slb3S)

61 I've got to get my wife to camcord it sometime, Jane has become quite a leaper. When I'm playing fetch with her, and she's really into it, she'll jump up over my head-level if I hold the stick up. Playing with her is half lion-taming, half bullfighting.

Posted by: Lincolntf at August 20, 2016 04:11 PM (2cS/G)

62 #25 Bossy Conservative, I am shedding tears over your loss.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes Ima going long on popcorn and butter futures!! at August 20, 2016 04:11 PM (kXoT0)

63 Waiting in line for Trump event here in FXBG, VA. Hot, sweaty, thousands of peeps.


Posted by: Russkilitlover at August 20, 2016 04:13 PM (hD2qJ)

64 Sherry- Are you collecting the supplies for distribution?

Posted by: Ben Had at August 20, 2016 04:14 PM (3FOLq)

65 >>Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes Ima going long on popcorn and butter futures!! at August 20, 2016 04:09 PM (kXoT0)

There was a video yesterday on my Facebook of the Cajun navy rescuing a lady from her car and then just barely getting her dog before it was gone! So many sad stories but some happy ones too.

Posted by: Lea at August 20, 2016 04:14 PM (Vs8id)

66 Max is my 11 yo Basenji.

I am a long-time moron, joined in 2008, hence the nic.

Mostly a lurker tho, ocassional posts here and there, mostly on pet
threads. The wife(full-time lurker) gets quite the kick out of Ace.



Carry on!

Posted by: fu52 at August 20, 2016 03:53 PM (2BPK0)
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If I ever get another dog, it will be a Basenji. Wily little devils.

Posted by: grammie winger at August 20, 2016 04:17 PM (dFi94)

67 So very sorry for your loss Bossy Conservative. ((HUGS))

Posted by: PaleRider at August 20, 2016 04:23 PM (Jen0I)

68 Question for the pet-savvier Morons: How long should I wait to trap the two stray kittens I've been feeding for the past two weeks? We noticed them hanging around outside our house one night, and I've been putting out a bowl every night. I want to hand them over to the local Humane Society, since we can't find the mother and they're young (and cute!) enough that they'd be ideal for adopting.

Posted by: pookysgirl at August 20, 2016 04:27 PM (ar2KI)

69 Awesome critters all! Condolences as always to those who lost their furry friends. Four legs or two, family is family.

Was Mickel a Maine Coon? He certainly looked a lot like one...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, That Guy at August 20, 2016 04:27 PM (vyqqu)

70 Sherry- Are you collecting the supplies for distribution?
Posted by: Ben Had at August 20, 2016 04:14 PM (3FOLq)

No, I am not. I sent my donations through Amazon since I am a Prime member. The supplies on the Amazon wishlist, or any animal or other donations should be sent to the address that Melissa gave, which is:

Melissa Seal

75181 Hwy 1083
Covington LA 70435
985-335-2780

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes Ima going long on popcorn and butter futures!! at August 20, 2016 04:28 PM (kXoT0)

71 Waiting in line for Trump event here in FXBG, VA. Hot, sweaty, thousands of peeps.

Posted by: Russkilitlover at August 20, 2016 04:13 PM (hD2qJ)


You must be hallucinating. No one likes that icky lazy meanie Trump. /sarc off

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes Ima going long on popcorn and butter futures!! at August 20, 2016 04:30 PM (kXoT0)

72 37 We aren't sure if the owner of Max is a Lurker and Moron. There was no nic provided just his real name. If he is around today and he can tell us who he is.


Look at the bag the dog is on. A quick bing search reveals it to be Hilton Head Island, SC. So if it is one of the horde, presumably they are from SC.

Posted by: Yuimetal at August 20, 2016 03:50 PM (mBYZv)

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Nice sleuthing on tracking down the origin of that pillow. But, Hilton Head Island is a tourist destination, so Max may have just picked it up on a visit. I would even guess it is a bit more likely to have been bought on a visit. It is just the kind of thing that a tourist buys to commemorate their vacation. The locals mostly stay away from the touristy stuff.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at August 20, 2016 04:30 PM (R+30W)

73 Question for the pet-savvier Morons: How long should I wait to trap the two stray kittens I've been feeding for the past two weeks? We noticed them hanging around outside our house one night, and I've been putting out a bowl every night. I want to hand them over to the local Humane Society, since we can't find the mother and they're young (and cute!) enough that they'd be ideal for adopting.
Posted by: pookysgirl at August 20, 2016 04:27 PM (ar2KI)


Check before you send them to the Humane Society. Many of them (most? all?) will kill the kittens in a very short period of time.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 20, 2016 04:32 PM (Pz4pT)

74 What makes dogs so loyal, such good friends? How do we ever deserve something as wonderful as that? How did I ever deserve to have such a good dog?

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....outlaw in America at August 20, 2016 03:40 PM (RFeQD)



Those are eternal questions, I have no answers for either. I'm so sorry for your loss, but the bright side is that you had a loyal and loving companion for years when you could have been dogless.

Posted by: Hrothgar at August 20, 2016 04:32 PM (wCEn4)

75 Great looking pets!

Life is good......

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at August 20, 2016 04:34 PM (ej1L0)

76 Very cute puppehs and kittehs

Posted by: chemjeff at August 20, 2016 04:35 PM (uAvJJ)

77 Posted by: Bossy Conservative....outlaw in America at August 20, 2016 03:40 PM (RFeQD)

So sorry, Bossy. It's a horrible feeling to lose a loving friend. You have my sympathies.

Posted by: California Girl at August 20, 2016 04:36 PM (Pt5D1)

78 The kids made the pet thread!
I miss Shiloh still. What a sweetie. Sophie was dressed for our wedding by the way.
B/C my thoughts and prayers for you and your pup.

Posted by: IP at August 20, 2016 04:37 PM (j0Qp0)

79 On the other hand, that map on the back wall looks like it is centered on Paris Island, which is just north of Hilton Head.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at August 20, 2016 04:38 PM (R+30W)

80 Beautiful pets all but that Sophia.. wow what a pretty kitty cat!! I just love the pet thread!!

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 20, 2016 04:42 PM (CNHr1)

81 Eromero, Pepper is a beautiful pup. Don't you just love doxies??? We have a chiweenie who looks a lot like your dog only short haired. His name is Moose and he is the absolute love of our lives.

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 20, 2016 04:44 PM (CNHr1)

82 Condolences, Bossy.

Posted by: Weasel at August 20, 2016 04:45 PM (Sfs6o)

83 Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at August 20, 2016 04:38 PM (R+30W)



I guess the NSA won't be needing my help with photographical forensics. I don't trust them in their current state anyway.

Posted by: Yuimetal at August 20, 2016 04:45 PM (mBYZv)

84 Nipper looks happy and curious, like he's going to jump at the camera and picture-taker. I'm betting that most pictures of him caught him in a blur.

Posted by: m at August 20, 2016 04:45 PM (gfJWV)

85 79.

Good eyes!!

Posted by: fu52 at August 20, 2016 04:48 PM (2BPK0)

86 nood chess/open thread.

Posted by: OregonMuse at August 20, 2016 04:52 PM (0qLQM)

87 If you can't adopt them yourself, or find somebody who can, I advise to leave them be and keep doing what you can to feed them. Once you put them into "the system", unless it's a specifically, and accountably, no-kill shelter/foster situation, the odds of euthanasia skyrocket. We just had a horror story involving a lost dog down here. The girl who found it insisted that she would only drop it off at a no-kill facility, as it had a collar but no tags/chip. Bounced around to 3 different physical addresses in town, before finding one that guaranteed a 72-hour rule and a Vet visit for all found pets before the consideration of euthanasia. The girl who found the dog eventually found the owner, the owner called the facility, the dog was put down less than 6 hours after being dropped off.

Posted by: Lincolntf at August 20, 2016 04:53 PM (2cS/G)

88 I think it's a great that we have a lurker from the UK. (My sister and BIL live in Cornwall). What a cute dog Carl has!

I like to see all the cute and interesting pet photos-and to the lurkers, consider posting. We;d be happy to hear from you.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 20, 2016 04:56 PM (6HqlZ)

89 My favorite thread. So many cute critters. And so nice to see new names. Don't be afraid lurkers. I was one for a long time and still don't comment much, but the Horde is (usually) quite friendly.

Posted by: cfomahm at August 20, 2016 04:56 PM (RfzVr)

90 On the other hand, that map on the back wall looks like it is centered on Paris Island, which is just north of Hilton Head.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous
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It is a chart of Port Royal sound. So, yes, HH is toward the SW corner, and Parris Island NW of there.

I've spent a good bit of time in those waters.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 20, 2016 04:58 PM (9mTYi)

91 It is a chart of Port Royal sound. So, yes, HH is toward the SW corner, and Parris Island NW]/i] of there.


NE, durrnit.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 20, 2016 04:59 PM (9mTYi)

92 Ugh. tag fail.....

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 20, 2016 05:00 PM (9mTYi)

93 Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 20, 2016 05:00 PM (9mTYi)

Hmmm, The Barrel gives that save a 6.0.

Posted by: The Barrel at August 20, 2016 05:01 PM (wCEn4)

94 92 Ugh. tag fail.....
Posted by: Mike Hammer
---------------
Soon...

Posted by: The Barrel at August 20, 2016 05:02 PM (45Drp)

95 >>>93 Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 20, 2016 05:00 PM (9mTYi)

Hmmm, The Barrel gives that save a 6.0.
Posted by: The Barrel at August 20, 2016 05:01 PM (wCEn4)

Hold on. He might try it again.

Posted by: m at August 20, 2016 05:02 PM (gfJWV)

96 Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes Ima going long on popcorn and butter futures!! at August 20, 2016 04:28 PM (kXoT0)


Thanks for posting the information about the pets in LA. I should have thought of them earlier. Unfortunately, Amazon didn't seem to offer expedited delivery, but at least some of the stuff on the list is in the queue. Wish they had a pointer to an updated list.

Posted by: The Barrel at August 20, 2016 05:07 PM (wCEn4)

97 Posted by: m at August 20, 2016 05:02 PM (gfJWV)


Yes, there's always hope!

Posted by: The Barrel at August 20, 2016 05:09 PM (wCEn4)

98 I always lament the end of the Pet Thread.
I think we should all sic our pets on the Chess Thread, then take it over!

Posted by: Chi at August 20, 2016 05:12 PM (45Drp)

99 Posted by: Bossy Conservative....outlaw in America at August 20, 2016 03:40 PM (RFeQD)

Sorry, BC, about the death of your dear pal Lab. What was his name?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 20, 2016 05:18 PM (6HqlZ)

100 Those are eternal questions, I have no answers for
either. I'm so sorry for your loss, but the bright side is that you had
a loyal and loving companion for years when you could have been
dogless.

Posted by: Hrothgar

And that's the best part. I had him for 9 years, and I feel lucky for that. He waited for me at the door, and was always glad to see me. He was always such a happy, big old goofy dog. He hardly ever gave me cause to be mad at him.

Thanks to all for their heartfelt condolences. I felt so sad the night he died. But feel so fortunate to have had such a pal. The house is so empty without him.

It was always in the cards the we would all outlive our little friends, but it was a gift that we had them at all.

I think that there is a God, because he gave us such great companions that show us the best in any creature that we could ask for. Love, loyalty, companionship, laughs, a good tongue-licking sometimes. All almost freely given.

A good dog can make us all better people. I know mine did.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....outlaw in America at August 20, 2016 05:20 PM (RFeQD)

101 Sorry, BC, about the death of your dear pal Lab. What was his name?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke

My son named him. His name was Arty. We got him from the Humane Society in 2007, and I guess by his size, he was about a year old then. Somebody gave him up. He was mostly a yellow lab, but I think he had some Shephard in him, from the shape of his skull. He was a big dog, too. Weighed about 140 lb at his max. Very gentle dog, most of the time. I was feeding him less this year, trying to get him to lose some weight as he got older. I didn't realize how sick he was.

People are such wretches sometimes, but it was our good luck to adopt him. He immediately latched onto my sons, and wanted to be with them all the time. He was always let down when they left for the day to go to school. He was never happier than when we were traveling together, so he could be with all of us. His pack.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....outlaw in America at August 20, 2016 05:27 PM (RFeQD)

102 I was helping my husband clean a church today (one of the jobs he has to bring in some extra income) and they had just finished up doing Vacation Bible School on Friday. It was some beach related thing-"Catch the wave of God's amazing love" They had posted a list of answers given by the kids to this questions, "What are ways God sends us love?" One of the answers "God gives us our pets" and indeed it is true-Our pets, but more than pets -they are our friends and really family members given to us to love and be loved by and it hurts like heck when they die.

And it's not just dogs and cats. My son's cello teacher had to cancel his lesson because the teacher was really broken up about the death of his iguana which he had living with him for six years.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 20, 2016 05:29 PM (6HqlZ)

103 Posted by: Bossy Conservative....outlaw in America at August 20, 2016 05:27 PM (RFeQD)

Sounds like a wonderful companion. Sorry for your loss but glad you had Arty-such a special friend in your lives.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 20, 2016 05:30 PM (6HqlZ)

104 Bossy, so sorry for your loss. And condolences for the rest of you who have lost your best friends and companions. Recent or not, the loss is one you carry all your life. Have lost four Labs and two cats, and while none are easy, that first one was the hardest. God gives us pets as a teaser to Heaven, so we can see what His unconditional love is like.

Ran across this Kipling poem years ago that captures the loss in a way only a dog lover truly can. This is just one verse:

Buy a pup and your money will buy
Love unflinching that cannot lie
Perfect passion and worship fed
By a kick in the ribs or a pat on the head.
Nevertheless it is hardly fair
To risk your heart for a dog to tear.

http://www.kiplingsociety.co.uk/poems_dog.htm

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at August 20, 2016 05:44 PM (tbKrr)

105 And I totally endorse the Lurker becoming a Commenter! Doesn't hurt a bit and it is easy-peasy. That Ace has the best-best-best commenting platform evah!

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at August 20, 2016 05:46 PM (tbKrr)

106 OT--and I love dogs; cats too-- but suffer me . Drudge has an infuriatingly curious headline--"MEDIA SHOCK--TRUMP BACK IN LEAD?" that links to a story in the LATimes that says that it's been a "wasted" summer for Trump as Hillary gets a boost."
What the fuck?

Posted by: JoeF. at August 20, 2016 06:09 PM (oR6ln)

107 >>>106 OT--and I love dogs; cats too-- but suffer me . Drudge has an infuriatingly curious headline--"MEDIA SHOCK--TRUMP BACK IN LEAD?" that links to a story in the LATimes that says that it's been a "wasted" summer for Trump as Hillary gets a boost."
What the fuck?
Posted by: JoeF. at August 20, 2016 06:09 PM (oR6ln)

Scroll down to the story that has an accompanying graph showing Trump in the lead.

Posted by: m at August 20, 2016 06:12 PM (gfJWV)

108 >>>Scroll down to the story that has an accompanying graph showing Trump in the lead.
Posted by: m at August 20, 2016 06:12 PM (gfJWV)

Scroll *up* to the story. . . .

Posted by: m at August 20, 2016 06:13 PM (gfJWV)

109 The LA Times story is "Who's Winning? Daily track of Clinton and Trump's Support," and the accompanying graph shows Trump at 44.2% and Hillary! at 43.6%--though the heading above the graph gives different totals and shows Hillary! ahead.

Posted by: m at August 20, 2016 06:17 PM (gfJWV)

110 Bossy, sorry for your loss. Sounds like a great dog. If only humans were more like our fur people.

Posted by: fly gal at August 20, 2016 06:30 PM (uc+zJ)

111 The darling long-haired doxie reminds me of my uncle, who used to keep a pair of them. Uncle is still with us. I need to call him.

Posted by: KT at August 20, 2016 06:32 PM (qahv/)

112 A happy ending story. After my quest for a Scottish Deerhound failed, I started haunting the local dog pound. On one trip I saw a large black and white dog and didn't really pay a lot of attention because I was taken by a small doxie/whatever. Well I didn't take the little dog because I need big dogs for here on the farm. I didn't take the big dog either but he kinda stuck in the back of my mind. I told some of my friends about him , but I just wasn't sure. Dear friends went to the pound and brought me the black/ white dog for my birthday. I noticed that this dog had a tattoo . Could not fathom why someone would tattoo a mixed breed dog. Well, come to find out, after a lot of research, this dog is a rare colored purebed Ibizan hound. This dog is the biggest clown I have ever seen. I would not care if he had any breeding at all but he makes me laugh out loud everyday.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 20, 2016 06:36 PM (3FOLq)

113 Yay Ben Had! Sounds like you have the bestest friends! Congratulations on the new dog. Sounds wonderful that he makes you laugh. What did you name him?

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at August 20, 2016 06:45 PM (tbKrr)

114 Happy Caturday!
Totally forgot about the pet thread getting into the Chess Thread. Sorry for all the lost pets,

Posted by: Skip at August 20, 2016 06:57 PM (bksJQ)

115 Legally-He came to me with the name Brody and he responded to it. This dog has tons of training and I cannot imagine how he was lost. My best guess is that he was stolen.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 20, 2016 07:03 PM (3FOLq)

116 Ode to Wiggly-

When I was 14, we moved yet again, and my oldest sister picked up a puppy (literally) along the way. He was a happy, squirmey, short haired , brindle colored, heavily muscled, small puppy that grew to maybe 12" at the shoulder. Wiggly was fearless as well as very smart. He treed racoons, bears (really!) and chased off many other monsters known only to him in the dark. He loved lying near the woodstove when it was below zero, but refused to stay home if someone warmed up the truck.

I left on extended world travel at 18, and returned 7 years later. Wiggly was never "my" dog. He greeted me quietly, politely, as an elderly dog would. That night, after many years sleeping rough, I couldn't sleep on a mattress, and moved to the carpet near the stove. I woke at a touch. Wiggly was standing guard, at my 6.

We shared a brief instant of complete understanding and mutual respect that I hope you can understand.

Even now I hope I'm as good a man as he thought I was at that moment.

Posted by: Polyps R Us at August 20, 2016 07:03 PM (vP09u)

117 Test for banned URL

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 20, 2016 07:03 PM (9mTYi)

118 Rats.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 20, 2016 07:04 PM (9mTYi)

119 Wait! Seems OK...

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 20, 2016 07:04 PM (9mTYi)

120 @116- Yes, you are. A dog will never lie to you. He will let a person abuse him but he will never acknowledge a fake.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 20, 2016 07:08 PM (3FOLq)

121 Chi #98: I always lament the end of the Pet Thread....

I'm late, again. But, I've seen comments on Pet Threads almost 'til Noon on Sunday.

http://acecomments.mu.nu/?blog=86&post=365103#c25632658
Week before last, I mentioned our in-town cat got into an altercation with a local feral he had thought was friendly.

The next day, Merlin wouldn't go outside for his usual brief roll on the sidewalk and nibble of grass. He was shy and a little weird all day. Seemed to have fully recovered by the next day.

Then, earlier this week, Milady let him out at night just as we were about to head home. He apparently saw another cat (same one? different one?) and ran off out of it. Eventually we gave up waiting for him and calling for him and searching for him. We left some water out and went home. Came in early the next morning, and he was there, apparently quite ready to come inside and have some food. That was a little scary.

At the ranchero, the heat has broken, and critter behaviors have changed with the weather. A couple of nights, all four cats have spent the night inside, which some hadn't been doing, with the nice nights and bright moon. Makes me happy to have them all inside safe all night. Not so happy at the prospect of Winter, for which I'm certainly not ready.

The van is in the shop, and we've been driving the truck. It's a bigger leap to get in for old Dutiful Doggie. Before we had the van towed off, he crawled in it for a while. Pretty sure he was stating his preference.

Let's see, in-town cat, rural cats, dog... that's everybody. Report concludes.

Posted by: mindful webworker - meow meow meow meow meow arf at August 20, 2016 07:11 PM (5a8XA)

122 Oh, yeah: Great pix, and appreciate all the pet tales, happy and sad. Thanks for the thread MHum and Elle.

Posted by: mindful webworker - sniffle at August 20, 2016 07:14 PM (5a8XA)

123 Well, come to find out, after a lot of research,
this dog is a rare colored purebed Ibizan hound. This dog is the
biggest clown I have ever seen. I would not care if he had any breeding
at all but he makes me laugh out loud everyday.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 20, 2016 06:36 PM (3FOLq)
===============================================

Oh! Buried treasure! Ibizan hounds are brilliant dogs. How wonderful ! Isn't it amazing how things work out. Almost as if there's an Invisible Hand behind the scenes. So glad for you.

Posted by: grammie winger at August 20, 2016 07:26 PM (dFi94)

124 Dogs are a picture of God's unfailing and unconditional love. Look at them. You will see the hand of the Maker of heaven and earth.

Posted by: grammie winger at August 20, 2016 07:28 PM (dFi94)

125 Pookie's Girl, the problem with feral kittens is that their mommas generally were feral too. So they tend to be suspicious, independent, timid and not up for strangers, and often have issues not gulping all food available down.

On the other hand, they can be the best cats in the world, but heartbreakers in that they sometimes wander off, tend to hunt anything that moves, are extremely stubborn, and their greatest show of affection when the weather is nice is to come in to eat, and then yowl until they are let out again.

I love my two feral kitties but most people want more out of a pet than a 6 lb scrap of fur that will fight you to the death to keep out of the carrier to go to the vets' or be dosed with flea meds.

Posted by: Kindltot at August 20, 2016 07:31 PM (ry34m)

126 Grammie- As a fellow greyhound lover, the sighthounds have something special don't they.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 20, 2016 07:32 PM (3FOLq)

127 Grammie- Wanted to share this with you. I got my second greyhound by flagging a truck off the road, after noticing that he had a load of track rejects. I bought my girl off the side of the road.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 20, 2016 07:40 PM (3FOLq)

128 Ben Had - fortunate greyhound indeed! I love them so much - they are unlike any other breed of dog I've ever come across. I still dream of my departed greyhounds. They made me laugh so much! And they were so stupid! Ha

Posted by: grammie winger at August 20, 2016 07:48 PM (dFi94)

129 Grammie- for something that can outrun the wind but resists all direction and then can occupy the couch for 22 hours, I still love them.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 20, 2016 07:54 PM (3FOLq)

130 #25 I lost my best pal this week...

Oh Bossy, my heart breaks for you, and for anyone else who has lost a pet. I like to believe there is a huge animal spirit repository in the sky, comprised of the spirits of every pet who has lived on earth. As a pet passes, he/she is lifted up and absorbed into this animal repository, where each spirit waits to return to earth, its spark (or essence) in another pet body but recognized by the spirit of those humans left behind. That's why a lot of our pets "Feel" so familiar. Because they all have a piece of every animal that came before.
That's my story, and I'm sticking to it.

Posted by: Ritabootoo at August 20, 2016 08:01 PM (uH2sn)

131 Ritabootoo- How are you?

Posted by: Ben Had at August 20, 2016 08:03 PM (3FOLq)

132 Ritabootoo- Do you need anything for Romeo?

Posted by: Ben Had at August 20, 2016 08:07 PM (3FOLq)

133 My Pointer, Lola will have her right eye removed Wednesday cuz of glaucoma. She is hurting a bit right now. She could use some Horde Mojo.

Posted by: F.N.G. at August 20, 2016 08:35 PM (kiSdp)

134 F.N.G. -Hugs for Lola now while she needs them. After the surgery she will be fine after an adaption period.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 20, 2016 08:55 PM (3FOLq)

135 My Pointer, Lola will have her right eye removed
Wednesday cuz of glaucoma. She is hurting a bit right now. She could
use some Horde Mojo.

Posted by: F.N.G.

I hope I have some good mojo left, and all the best to your Lola. I hope it goes well.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....outlaw in America at August 20, 2016 09:09 PM (RFeQD)

136
Dogs are a picture of God's unfailing and unconditional love. Look at
them. You will see the hand of the Maker of heaven and earth.



Posted by: grammie winger
So, so true, wise lady. I hope you and your new husband are happy together now. Best wishes.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....outlaw in America at August 20, 2016 09:17 PM (RFeQD)

137 Remember...

"All Rocks Go To Heaven."

Posted by: Corona at August 20, 2016 09:25 PM (ragzU)

138 Such beautiful pets every week here. One of the best weekend threads I always look forward to.

Posted by: Corona at August 20, 2016 09:27 PM (ragzU)

139 Always love the adorbs pets! Noodle wants to know why she isn't famous yet. Although Noodle does look as little bit like Peaches' Baby Zoey. Maybe I can trick her so she won't realize how lazy I am.

I was looking at the badly groomed pets...what's with the grooming cats into dinosaurs thing? Ugh. I thought that was the beauty of cats... they're pretty much self-grooming. And if I tried to do that to Noodle I wonder how much would be left of my hands and arms. Or face.

Posted by: Gem at August 20, 2016 11:15 PM (uaHyk)

140 Ben Had! Sorry I just saw your posts. Hope you see this one.
I am ok, waiting to get CT scan tomorrow (Monday) to check what cancer might be up to...
Romeo is still hanging in there with me, although his health is failing. Some dementia has set in, but he still eats, drinks, and most importantly, purrs. I am keeping him as comfortable as possible. My mobile vet comes every 3-5wks to check him. Romeo said Thank you for asking after his needs, Ben Had. If you could supply a new body for him, I would take it in a heartbeat. Every day is God's gift.
Be well, my friend. And all the horde too! ((Hugs))

Posted by: Ritabootoo at August 21, 2016 05:16 AM (uH2sn)

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