Ace of Spades Pet Thread

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Welcome to the Ace of Spades Pet Threads. Take a break from college basketball, Christmas shopping and heavy drinking. Let's talk about pets and animals and maybe your little brother who is after all a pet and an animal. Enjoy!

A Little of This. A Little of That.

Yeah Boss, I'm stuck in a traffic jam. No I haven't been drinking. Dogs are the problem.

Gives new meaning to It's gone to the dogs

Even among pets there are some that are Bah-Humbug about Christmas.

Can the pet thread have a feel good story of the day?I sure hope so.

Kids get a chance to practice their reading skills.

Quite the leaf pile you had there.


Meet The PetMorons

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Our first PetMoron today is Sassy. Here is her story.
"Longtime lurker, Lanrick. Here is a picture of our dog Sassafras, or Sassy. She is a rescue animal, just over a year old, and half pug half lab."


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You Morons crack us up here at the Pet Thread. Here is Jeb and his Moron telling us all about him. Of course Jeb the pup, is a total sweetheart.
"Longtime lurker, almost never poster. Registered as "rabidsquirrel".

This fuzzy guy is my foster dog Jeb. He's a 10 month old Pit Bull with some hound in him. He enjoys squirrels, pooping, and licking himself. And he's a total sweetheart."


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Dick Cheney's Cat submitted this photo of Zoey. Here is some background info on her. "Zoey is pure bred apple head Siamese. Which means she couldn't be shown in a cat show, they only show the wedgie's.

I named her after her father Zoechen.

Don't you think that cat heaven mainly consists of full bellies, sunbeams and a firebox? "

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Hey Joe, where you going with that bone in your mouth. (I'ms so sorry couldn't help myself)
A Lurker submitted this about Joe. "This is Joe. He was a feral stray we found 8 years ago. Joe would not let me touch him, although he would come and take food out of my hand. We won Joe over a few days before Christmas and convinced him to come inside the house. I think cold temps had something to do with that. Do not be fooled by the sweet face. This is his 'bitch, get to the kitchen and make me a sammich' look. I am not joking.

(Occasional poster/mostly lurker that would like to stay anonymous). Thank you."

No, thank you for sharing the story.


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Penny

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April

Moron Nic; KBDaBear

These are my Pet Thread Compliance Pics

My first kitty is a 14 year old tabby named Penny. Sadly she won't make it to 15 as she's been given a few months at best by the vet after I took her in for seizures and she has been diagnosed with cancer. For now I'm doing what I can to make her comfortable in her last days, she's a sweet kitteh and I'll miss her very much when it's time

My second kitty is a 9 year old Tortoiseshell named April who fortunately is in much better condition and is as playful as she is chubby.

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This photo has been submitted by Martin. His dog's name is Champ. Sounds as if Champ has lived a cruel life.
"This is Champ. He's a Swedish Vallhund we picked up while living in the U.K. He's the friendliest dog in the neighborhood, an outstanding watchdog, and sworn enemy to all squirrels, rabbits, geese, and crows. He's also a very good dog and thus earns many cookies and blueberries throughout the day."


Normally the Pet Thread is politics free and it will remain so. Anybody who has a pet who is patient enough to wear a cap deserves to be in the thread.

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Meet Max. A Lurker submitted this photo of the a good looking dog. Heads up pets wearing Lib clothing will not be featured


So that wraps it up for another week. Not sure what we have planned for next week's Pet Thread as it is Christmas Eve Day. We'll think of something. Tips, stories, pet photos, c'mon you know where to send them petmorons at gee mail dot com.

Have a great week everybody!

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at 03:04 PM




Comments

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1 Yay, early pet thread!

My next dog will be named 'Mo' (or 'Eesha' if female.) Maybe...

Posted by: JQ Flyover at December 16, 2016 06:11 PM (044Fx)

2 Yay, the food thread!

Posted by: Barack O at December 17, 2016 03:00 PM (kTF2Z)

3 I gotta send a pic of my 3 siamese in one of these days

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 17, 2016 03:02 PM (SjImc)

4 Does anyone have any pictures of Presdent Obama's dogs? We all would love to see them playing with his bueatifal children of Color...

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattleboro, VT at December 17, 2016 03:04 PM (Fbj4h)

5 Eldest daughter brought a cat home with her when she moved back in this year. The new cat, Minnie, and our two kitties have finally worked out a living arrangement. Don't know much about Minnie's past, but she doesn't meow. She tries, but nothing comes out. She squeeks, and chatters at birds.

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at December 17, 2016 03:07 PM (/m8RR)

6 4 Does anyone have any pictures of Presdent Obama's dogs? We all would love to see them playing with his bueatifal children of Color...
Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattleboro, VT at December 17, 2016 03:04 PM (Fbj4h)

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Bo made a fine crown roast.

Posted by: Barack O at December 17, 2016 03:07 PM (kTF2Z)

7 Idea: Maybe you guys could send in pet pics of your doggies and kitties dressed up in festive, Christmas apparel that we can display for Christmas Eve?

Posted by: L, Elle at December 17, 2016 03:08 PM (6IPEM)

8 He's also a very good dog and thus earns many cookies and blueberries throughout the day.


Lives better than I do. Lucky critter.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 17, 2016 03:08 PM (0mRoj)

9 Thanks for putting my kittehs up this week, MH!

Penny has been comfortable so far, I give her the pate canned food which is easy for her to eat and she has been eating quite a bit. I haven't had to give her the pain meds as much, look for signs the tumor might be hurting by looking at how she walks.

My fat kitteh April is currently snoring loudly under my bed.

Posted by: kbdabear at December 17, 2016 03:09 PM (Ya7zs)

10 Have you ever seen those videos where a cat goes all bug-eyed and darts its head around like it's having a seizure and licks frantically at the air? Turns out little Lydia does that if you scratch her back right where it meets her tail. A little like this, except without the vocalizing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-UiaMiwC7o

I will use this knowledge for good and mild evil.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 17, 2016 03:11 PM (8nWyX)

11 Beautiful set of aminals this week. All so pretty. It's hard to pick a favorite.

Posted by: L, Elle at December 17, 2016 03:12 PM (6IPEM)

12 Gosh, kbdabear, I am so sorry about your kitteh Penny. Our 14 y.o. had a seizure a few months ago that turned out to be she no longer had diabetes. It left her completely blind for one day, but now she seems to see pretty well. Both kittehs are hyperthyroid now, and the 14 y.o. is allergic to the meds, so both kittehs are on the food, which they are not fans of.

Will keep Penny (and you) in my prayers. They really are like little fur children, aren't they?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 17, 2016 03:14 PM (PY9jH)

13 "Zoey is pure bred apple head Siamese. Which means she couldn't be shown in a cat show, they only show the wedgie's.

No offense to anyone, but I don't get the attraction to wedge headed siamese or extreme persians. These cats have deliberately been bred to the point where they look distorted and ugly, accompanied by health problems.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 17, 2016 03:15 PM (rH4JY)

14 kbdabear, good luck.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at December 17, 2016 03:15 PM (6FqZa)

15 Will keep Penny (and you) in my prayers. They really are like little fur children, aren't they?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 17, 2016 03:14 PM (PY9jH)

Thanks Jane, and yes they are.

Posted by: kbdabear at December 17, 2016 03:16 PM (Ya7zs)

16 Love to see the Moron Pets.

Today, I wanted to talk about my Magic Leash.

When our abused Poodly Puppy came to us, he cried all the time. Even while being held. Until I put him on a leash. He stopped crying. Slept next to the bed in a garden trug. Doing much better now.

The Magic Leash also helps our older dogs get motivated to go outdoors, in their own yard, at the proper times. Ahem. And reassures Little Buddy that he is safe from our disciplinarian dog, old Warrior Princess Maggie.

Posted by: KT at December 17, 2016 03:16 PM (qahv/)

17 Son is here with his rescue pit/boxer pup, Harley. She is so sweet, and totally afraid of the two cats.

They enjoy sitting near her and staring.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 17, 2016 03:17 PM (PY9jH)

18 Kdabear, I'm glad Penny has you for an owner. It sounds like you love her dearly and take great care of her. Thanks for sending in the pics (Finally!). Now, I just have to get Buzzion to send in a pic of his beagle.

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

19 #distorteduglycatlivesmatter

Posted by: Barack O at December 17, 2016 03:17 PM (kTF2Z)

20 Now, I just have to get Buzzion to send in a pic of his beagle.

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


Is that the pup he gifted himself for Christmas?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 17, 2016 03:18 PM (PY9jH)

21 *Triumphant march!"*

The Pet Thread!

Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at December 17, 2016 03:18 PM (7g1WF)

22 "Vallhund" is Swedish for "little Scandi hell dog".

Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at December 17, 2016 03:20 PM (7g1WF)

23 Is that the pup he gifted himself for Christmas?
Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 17, 2016 03:18 PM
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No, Jane, the beagle is his first doggie. I think his name is Watson maybe? He was supposed to get the new doggie today I think he said. We need to get a pic of that one too.

Posted by: L, Elle at December 17, 2016 03:21 PM (6IPEM)

24 No, Jane, the beagle is his first doggie. I think
his name is Watson maybe? He was supposed to get the new doggie today I
think he said. We need to get a pic of that one too.

Posted by: L, Elle at December 17, 2016 03:21 PM (6IPEM)


It will be interesting if the beagle gives the stink eye to the new pup! Heh.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 17, 2016 03:22 PM (PY9jH)

25 We finally figured out our youngest dog today-- we're 95% sure he's a basset/lab mix.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 17, 2016 03:23 PM (cJDvr)

26 What a truly splendid set of Pet Morons! I would kidnap each and every one. Well, maybe not Champ. Champ looks like trouble and possibly smarter than me and I don't want my house burned down. But he is cute!

Posted by: Sabrina Chase at December 17, 2016 03:25 PM (SuJIo)

27 I would love to find a dog like Jeb!

How is he with other dogs? The Bully breeds do tend to be ...competitive.

Posted by: Mortimer, Finish Her! at December 17, 2016 03:25 PM (zu88C)

28 Love the MAGA hat. Some pets are embarrassed to be seen wearing apparel, but that's a good look. I'm trying to figure out if that is a Doodle mix of some sort?

Posted by: grammie winger - Let Every Heart Prepare Him Room at December 17, 2016 03:25 PM (dFi94)

29 Had a first for Conor today. I put on his leash and we headed out through the garage as usual. Normally, he expects to take a sniff walk around the property to make sure the perimeter is secure and evaluate squirrel status. Today though, he just stopped right at the car door where knows he has a seat ready for traveling. So we packed up and drove to Manassas Battlefield Park and had a nice walk in an area he had never been before. It was brisk enough he didn't walk me into the ground as usual and appreciated getting back in the car but we had a lovely afternoon.

He is now a soundly sleeping dog curled up in a bed that fits just right.

Posted by: Hrothgar at December 17, 2016 03:26 PM (wCEn4)

30 We finally figured out our youngest dog today-- we're 95% sure he's a basset/lab mix.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 17, 2016 03:23 PM (cJDvr)
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Did you do the doggie DNA thing?

Posted by: grammie winger - Let Every Heart Prepare Him Room at December 17, 2016 03:26 PM (dFi94)

31 There is not one pet on this thread today that is not stunning. I think this thread wins some kind of beauty pageant prize. I hope the male animals are not triggered by that.

Posted by: grammie winger - Let Every Heart Prepare Him Room at December 17, 2016 03:29 PM (dFi94)

32 They enjoy sitting near her and staring.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 17, 2016 03:17 PM (PY9jH)


Typical cat behavior.
Amazing that after all this time, the pup is still not acclimated to the cats!

Posted by: Hrothgar at December 17, 2016 03:29 PM (wCEn4)

33 My mini dachshund, Lucky, recently gave me a scare. I let him out of his crate and he scampered to the front door like he always does and I let him out. He normally barks when he's ready to come in, but he didn't this time. I opened the door and he was just standing there. Rather than bounding through the front door, he had trouble getting over the threshold. Seems to be getting better, but he's been moving slow.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 17, 2016 03:29 PM (kTF2Z)

34 Joe. Whoa.

Posted by: grammie winger - Let Every Heart Prepare Him Room at December 17, 2016 03:29 PM (dFi94)

35 Duke - Dachshunds are prone to back problems, so keep the activity level low for a few days, and if things don't seem to be improving, I'd schedule a vet visit.

Posted by: grammie winger - Let Every Heart Prepare Him Room at December 17, 2016 03:31 PM (dFi94)

36 How nice Hrothgar! It's sounds like the two of you had a lovely day. Juno is sound asleep laying next to me on the sofa hogging the whole the thing up. I'm a little mad at her. I made the perfect chorizo and egg breakfast taco. Turned my back for 2 seconds and Gone! The sneaky fast food thief is getting faster and sneakier every day.

Posted by: L, Elle at December 17, 2016 03:31 PM (6IPEM)

37 Pet Thread!

Great looking pets this week.

Posted by: Weasel at December 17, 2016 03:32 PM (Sfs6o)

38 My fat kitteh April is currently snoring loudly under my bed.



Posted by: kbdabear at December 17, 2016 03:09 PM (Ya7zs)
Torties were the only cats that Edgar Allen Poe would have around.

Posted by: MAC-SOG at December 17, 2016 03:33 PM (QPdNE)

39 At the lure coursing trial today we tried Dan and Dot on a short "puppy bump" of 100 yards. Both of them chased the lure as if possessed. Tomorrow we try Dutchess and Sonny for Junior Coursing, which they run the full 750 yards of the course by themselves.

Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at December 17, 2016 03:33 PM (7g1WF)

40 Was sitting at the kitchen table after Jules put something in the oven last night. I smelled burnt plastic so opened up the oven door.

There was a spatula at the bottom of the oven w/ a melted handle stinking up the place. I called her and neither one of us had any idea how the spatula got there.

Well after she thought a bit she figured it out. In this weather I crack open the oven door when it is done to let the heat out into the room. One of the dang dogs had knocked the spatula into the oven and we hadn't noticed.

At least it's not as expensive as the time Bailey ate dozens of Christmas cookies while cooling. The joys of big dogs.

Posted by: Farmer at December 17, 2016 03:34 PM (4bBUU)

41 Pet thread! Pet thread! Yay!

I didn't read last week's thread until days later. Glad to be here while it's "live."

I mentioned several weeks back that our good ol' doggeh Gimli had bleeding from the anus. He was acting, not like he was in pain, but kind-of miserable and slow.

Vet was talking about colonoscopy, chemo, and "making him comfortable" - we weren't going to go the $$$ route for the old guy, though.

Vet suggested dietary changes to make passing poop easier - cut out the dry food, add pumpkin (!?!) to his food. We did that, plus adding coconut oil and diatomacious earth (good for parasites, I think Milady said), and Milady even gave him some homeopathic remedy. (Laugh if you like, we've had some apparent successes with homeopathics for pets.)

On top of the troubles at the back end, he also broke his left ear, ended up all floppy, giving him an all-the-time half-sad look. Vet said they could sort-of fix that.

I told Gimli, if he'd quit bleeding, we'd get the surgery to repair his ear.

Well, it's been a couple of weeks now since we've seen any blood. Wasn't really cancer? Was, but is in remission? Something worse has been internalized and he's about to keel over any day?

I don't know, but he's become much perkier, running, jumping into the car, doing his happy dance at meal time again. We're cautiously hopeful.

Now I may have to actually splurge on the ear repair surgery. Cosmetic, but I'd do it happily if he's well.

PS The cats found out about the pumpkin-coconut oil addition to the dog's food and a couple of them have been demanding their own, too. Weird.

Posted by: mindful webworker - cat cat cat cat DOG! at December 17, 2016 03:34 PM (5a8XA)

42 I love Zoey, I'm singing we are siamese if you please in my head.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 17, 2016 03:35 PM (pjGyP)

43 Hey Kodos, what kind of camera did you wind up buying for Mrs Kodos? I need to buy one as a gift for a friend.

Posted by: L, Elle at December 17, 2016 03:35 PM (6IPEM)

44 Turned my back for 2 seconds and Gone! The sneaky fast food thief is getting faster and sneakier every day.

Posted by: L, Elle at December 17, 2016 03:31 PM (6IPEM)


There are many advantages to having short dogs when cooking, and many disadvantages when training short dogs. Nevertheless, I wouldn't trade Conor.

Posted by: Hrothgar at December 17, 2016 03:36 PM (wCEn4)

45 A Canon SLR digital model. Don't ask what I paid. Please, just don't.

Happy wife, happy life.

Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at December 17, 2016 03:37 PM (7g1WF)

46 The problem with short hairy mutts is sometimes they go bad and consult for Enron.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at December 17, 2016 03:38 PM (6FqZa)

47 We lost ours last year, at age 14-1/2, a female Belgian sheepdog, small for her breed, about 20 inches at the withers, weighed between 37 and 40 pounds her whole life. Full size is 24 to 27 inches and 55 to 65 pounds.

There are four variants of the Belgian shepherd, the Malinois the best known because drugs and military. The Groenendahl is what we had, all black, long hair, big neck ruff. Imagine a show-quality coyote, 100 percent black, and that was our girl.

She lived almost her whole life in a small town in far upstate NY, in the mountains, in a leash-free environment, the adjacent wild forest her own turf.

Never barked, we could take her anywhere, she loved being with us, and us with her. She is terribly missed.

We picked her from a litter of 10, she the smallest, the breeder had already picked theirs, a male, who won best of breed at Westminster at age 2. Ours had the royal look and the showgirl prancing walk, but because she was a runt, was un-showable.

Our daughter had a Belgian, too, but theirs was a barker.

We've both, daughter and family and us, a line on a pair of females from a litter out east of Sacramento, a two day drive. The route is up across Wyoming and then Utah, with an overnight out in some high desert town with nothing but a cheap motel and a casino. Not fun, but if you want a pup and a specific breed, you gotta do it.

We thought maybe we wanted a Corgi, and there are litters available within fifteen minutes of our driveway, but we went and looked, and came away still wanting another Belgian.

Posted by: the littl shyning man at December 17, 2016 03:38 PM (U6f54)

48
Did you do the doggie DNA thing?


No, but we were watching a vet show this morning and saw how many similarities the golden lab they had on had with our dog-- looking at pictures of the same mix it's pretty clear to see.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 17, 2016 03:40 PM (cJDvr)

49 I need to send Mis Hum pictures of my dogs. I keep forgetting.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at December 17, 2016 03:40 PM (ziEgb)

50 I like Jeb, it looks like he's in a bar.
One of our friends dogs, he was a truck dog, would jump out of the truck at the bank, or post office. His owner couldn't find him and would leave saying he knows the way to the ranch.
The dog was smarter than that, he would walk to the local bar and lay down in front of the door. He knew his owner would show up eventually or a friend would drive the dog home.
That dog lived to be about 15. Heinz 57 type of dog.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 17, 2016 03:42 PM (pjGyP)

51 Love Belgians. Breeders seem determined to destroy German Shepherds. Sad!

Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at December 17, 2016 03:42 PM (7g1WF)

52 Thanks Kodos. I just looked it up on Amazon. You're a good and generous husband. It looks great. Think of it as a long term investment. Canons are great cameras and last forever.

Posted by: L, Elle at December 17, 2016 03:45 PM (6IPEM)

53 49 I need to send Mis Hum pictures of my dogs. I keep forgetting.
Posted by: Dave in Fla at December 17, 2016 03:40 PM (ziEgb)

Cmon send the photos Dave

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 17, 2016 03:47 PM (voOPb)

54 Good luck on your quest to find a Belgian, shyning man. My Dane I had to pick up in Kansas. Every bit worth the hassle and drive. I got the pick of the litter too! She was the smartest and fastest learner of the litter. The first to breach the dog wall and the only one that could up and down the stairs. All the other ones would follow her lead. I got a good one.

Posted by: L, Elle at December 17, 2016 03:49 PM (6IPEM)

55 And you lurkers: lurk less and talk more. My God, they let me in. That's sorta the Mendoza Line at AOSHQ.

Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at December 17, 2016 03:49 PM (7g1WF)

56 Sweet kittehs and puppehs today. Prayers up for Penny, that she has a choice spot in Heaven when her time comes. So sorry to about this, kbdabear.

Thinking also about Emmie.

Posted by: Miley, Duchess of the DSR at December 17, 2016 03:52 PM (tHwdc)

57 With a nic like Kodos the Executioner how could we not let you in? Everyone scared of you, dude. That's a badass nic btw. One of my favorites

Posted by: L, Elle at December 17, 2016 03:52 PM (6IPEM)

58 Pretty pets, all.

What a story, Mindful. I hope you have hit upon the correct dietary change for Gimli. Sounds very promising.

Posted by: washrivergal at December 17, 2016 03:54 PM (CFc5L)

59 Here's a great gift for your little pals:
http://tinyurl.com/hkp6c8r
WeaselCats v1 and v2 each have their own.

Posted by: Weasel at December 17, 2016 03:54 PM (Sfs6o)

60 pet thread feel good story - got dusty watching the kid's reaction - and the dog's.

Bah-Humbug about Christmas - had to force myself to quit clicking next after over four dozen pix. Funny.

Posted by: mindful webworker - cat cat cat cat DOG! at December 17, 2016 03:54 PM (5a8XA)

61 Sassy is the winner, in my view.

Posted by: Muldoon at December 17, 2016 03:55 PM (wPiJc)

62 washrivergal #58: ...I hope you have hit upon the correct dietary change for Gimli. Sounds very promising.

Y'never know. He might've just got better anyway. But he does seem to like his all-canned no-crunchy food. I know he's getting old and won't always be with us, but I hope he's got many healthy days left. He's family.

Posted by: mindful webworker - cat cat cat cat DOG! at December 17, 2016 03:57 PM (5a8XA)

63 Posted by: Weasel at December 17, 2016 03:54 PM (Sfs6o)

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Oh my, Weasel. Don't think cats will ever leave that set-up. Looks great for small dogs, too. They tend to shiver a lot.

Posted by: washrivergal at December 17, 2016 03:58 PM (CFc5L)

64 I had left several bales of straw in the truck Wednesday and I had to run back to town before unloading them. As I pulling out of the driveway I see this cat jump out of the back of the truck. You know how you kind of see things but they don't really register at the time? Long story here.

Posted by: Ben Had at December 17, 2016 04:02 PM (RQSyV)

65 Posted by: washrivergal at December 17, 2016 03:58 PM (CFc5L)
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These are the greatest thing ever. We unplug them during the summer and the kitties use them year 'round. Our crazy, shivery little dog would probably like it too if she were to try one out.

Posted by: Weasel at December 17, 2016 04:02 PM (Sfs6o)

66 Another fine group or moranimals!
Thanks for sharing.

Posted by: navybrat at December 17, 2016 04:03 PM (w7KSn)

67 I don't know. Hillaire Belloc warned us what the Siamese do with puppy dogs.

Posted by: George LeS at December 17, 2016 04:05 PM (+TcCF)

68 Long story here.
Posted by: Ben Had at December 17, 2016 04:02 PM (RQSyV)

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I've got all day. No, I really do. I am not going out in that slip 'n slide.

Posted by: washrivergal at December 17, 2016 04:06 PM (CFc5L)

69 Thursday, National cat herding day, I'm going to unload the straw and I think about the cat. I get close enough to side of the truck to look in the bed and this cat rears up mouth wide open and all claws extended. I did happen to notice the two kittens she had with her as I was running backwards.

Posted by: Ben Had at December 17, 2016 04:09 PM (RQSyV)

70 Beautiful pets, all!

Posted by: Biergood at December 17, 2016 04:11 PM (v8Lx/)

71 so did the kittens go to town without their ma?

Posted by: concrete girl at December 17, 2016 04:12 PM (iz31x)

72 >>>Love Belgians.

Woof! woof! *sniff* *lick*

Posted by: Hercule Poirot at December 17, 2016 04:14 PM (rH4JY)

73 Turns out I had taken the kittens to town with me and didn't even know it. Now, I'm in a pickle because I've got to get these kittens out of the truck and bad cold weather is coming.

Posted by: Ben Had at December 17, 2016 04:15 PM (RQSyV)

74 My little gray cat is a pain in the butt. Maybe I'll send a picture for next weeks thread. Don't leave the qtips out when she is around.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at December 17, 2016 04:15 PM (dnWSK)

75 all handsome pets!

I first saw April on kbd's Facebook page a few years ago.

LOVE tortoiseshells and calicoes!

Posted by: logprof at December 17, 2016 04:16 PM (EkKI5)

76 Posted by: Ben Had at December 17, 2016 04:15 PM (RQSyV)

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Do you just have the kittens or the mama cat, too?

Posted by: washrivergal at December 17, 2016 04:16 PM (CFc5L)

77 BTW, when daughter was moving, she gave us a bag with a few cat toys - including little mice, one with a ribbon "tail" tied on.

Our two guy cats have gone nuts for them. Of course, if one is playing, the other wants that mouse, and they have a stand-off. I get the feeling we could have a dozen of 'em and they'd still fight over one.

Posted by: mindful webworker - cat nippy at December 17, 2016 04:16 PM (5a8XA)

78 74 My little gray cat is a pain in the butt. Maybe I'll send a picture for next weeks thread. Don't leave the qtips out when she is around.
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Please send your pics in.

Don't expect to see them right away as there is a waiting list

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 17, 2016 04:18 PM (voOPb)

79 What kind of pets will the Trumps bring to the White House?

Maybe you already knew.

I didn't .

Donald Trump 'picks Goldendoodle as his White House pet...and he's named it Patton after the legendary WWII general'
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President-elect's son Barron, 10, 'fell in love' with the pooch when he saw a picture of the dog at a Thanksgiving event.

Posted by: Mortimer, Finish Her! at December 17, 2016 04:18 PM (zu88C)

Posted by: Hercule Poirot at December 17, 2016 04:20 PM (rH4JY)

81 Am I the only one who thinks it's adorable when dogs sit down like Champ and Joe, with their hind legs to the side? My mom's Jack Russels always did that.

Posted by: logprof at December 17, 2016 04:20 PM (EkKI5)

82 Sacre Bleu! A la Barrel pour vous, Monsieur Mortimer!

Posted by: Hercule Poirot at December 17, 2016 04:20 PM (rH4JY)

83 I spend an hour fixing a safe place for the kittens and drive the truck around the barn and moms jumps out again. I get the two kittens, about 3 weeks old, eyes are open, into the place I fixed for them and set out cat food for momma and pray she finds them.

Posted by: Ben Had at December 17, 2016 04:21 PM (RQSyV)

84 Thanks for sharing that, Mort. I was wondering if they would get a pet. Trump seems like a dog person. That's a very nice choice. Super cute doggies.

Posted by: L, Elle at December 17, 2016 04:22 PM (6IPEM)

85 Posted by: Ben Had at December 17, 2016 04:21 PM (RQSyV)

+++

Is it a vast area, because most likely she'll find them if she can hear their mews, or smell. I don't know how acute a cat's sense of smell is though.

Posted by: washrivergal at December 17, 2016 04:25 PM (CFc5L)

86 keep the truck parked as close to them as possible as long as possible

Posted by: concrete girl at December 17, 2016 04:27 PM (iz31x)

87 You're welcome , L'Elle. Now that I am working I have to get my Fake News caught up on the weekends.


Hercule,
The secret is close tags after the nic. Always practice safe commenting.

Missed me again,Barrel, mon frere.

Posted by: Mortimer, Finish Her! at December 17, 2016 04:28 PM (zu88C)

88 No sign of mom anymore so Santa has brought me two bottle feeding little mouths for Christmas.

Posted by: Ben Had at December 17, 2016 04:28 PM (RQSyV)

89 Posted by: concrete girl at December 17, 2016 04:27 PM (iz31x)

+++

Good idea.

Posted by: washrivergal at December 17, 2016 04:28 PM (CFc5L)

90 What kind of pets will the Trumps bring to the White House?

Maybe you already knew.

I didn't .

Donald Trump 'picks Goldendoodle as his White House pet...and he's named it Patton after the legendary WWII general'
--

President-elect's son Barron, 10, 'fell in love' with the pooch when he saw a picture of the dog at a Thanksgiving event.
Posted by: Mortimer, Finish Her! at December 17, 2016 04:18 PM (zu88C)

--Had to look him up. Pretty dog:
http://tinyurl.com/jjn2hpu

Awesome:

Patton, a 9-week-old Goldendoodle and offspring of American military hero service dogs, likes to swim outside his Florida home, eat scrambled eggs and carry around a giant rawhide bone.

Posted by: logprof at December 17, 2016 04:29 PM (EkKI5)

91 They are now in the house being fed every 2 hours and will never be cold or hungry again.

Posted by: Ben Had at December 17, 2016 04:30 PM (RQSyV)

92 88 No sign of mom anymore so Santa has brought me two bottle feeding little mouths for Christmas.
Posted by: Ben Had at December 17, 2016 04:28 PM (RQSyV)

+++

Mama cat may still be around (probably). Cats are notoriously good hiders and will wait it out until the coast is clear (in their minds).

Posted by: washrivergal at December 17, 2016 04:30 PM (CFc5L)

93 91 They are now in the house being fed every 2 hours and will never be cold or hungry again.
Posted by: Ben Had at December 17, 2016 04:30 PM (RQSyV)

+++

You are a sweetheart.

Posted by: washrivergal at December 17, 2016 04:31 PM (CFc5L)

94 So this season the Washington Post did a piece on modern revisionism on the Life of Muhammad. Pretty brave of them to try tha-

-no, wait, it's about the "myths of the nativity" again, like every year.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at December 17, 2016 04:32 PM (6FqZa)

95 Idea: Maybe you guys could send in pet pics of your doggies and kitties
dressed up in festive, Christmas apparel that we can display for
Christmas Eve?


Oh, lol! Would love to see them! Even the ones like this:

http://oi65.tinypic.com/26068n9.jpg

Baby *hates* her antlers! (This is a 75# dog, shinking down to crawl under the walkway because of embarrassment...)

Then she's told she'll get a cookie:

http://oi68.tinypic.com/oqhvkk.jpg


Posted by: JQ Flyover at December 17, 2016 04:34 PM (044Fx)

96 washrivergal, I think that's more like sucker.

Posted by: Ben Had at December 17, 2016 04:36 PM (RQSyV)

97 You can bet trump won't name the dog after himself like some other narcissistic asshole we all know.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at December 17, 2016 04:39 PM (dnWSK)

98 Posted by: Ben Had at December 17, 2016 04:36 PM (RQSyV)
----------
Name the kitties contest?

Posted by: Weasel at December 17, 2016 04:39 PM (Sfs6o)

99 96 washrivergal, I think that's more like sucker.
Posted by: Ben Had at December 17, 2016 04:36 PM (RQSyV)

+++

No! The mama cat did not deliberately pawn off her kittens on you! Or, did she?

Posted by: washrivergal at December 17, 2016 04:40 PM (CFc5L)

100 Mis Hum, I just sent pix of cutie and a couple other of the herd

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at December 17, 2016 04:40 PM (dnWSK)

101 Name the kitties contest?
Posted by: Weasel at December 17, 2016 04:39 PM (Sfs6o)

+++

Do we even know what sex they are? Can it be determined at 3 weeks? I don't know.

Posted by: washrivergal at December 17, 2016 04:42 PM (CFc5L)

102 100 Mis Hum, I just sent pix of cutie and a couple other of the herd

Thanks.
Just be patient
They will make the pet thread

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 17, 2016 04:43 PM (voOPb)

103 Weasel, absolutely. One is all mouth and the other is strong silent type. They are the typical tiger striped variety but have more black on their heads and backs.

Posted by: Ben Had at December 17, 2016 04:43 PM (RQSyV)

104 For now I'm doing what I can to make her comfortable in her last days,
she's a sweet kitteh and I'll miss her very much when it's time


And

They are now in the house being fed every 2 hours and will never be cold or hungry again.

It's getting dusty over here. Bless you guys!

Posted by: JQ Flyover at December 17, 2016 04:43 PM (044Fx)

105 You guys feel free to hang out here, but WeirdDave put up a Nood in case you want to go upstairs.

Posted by: L, Elle at December 17, 2016 04:44 PM (6IPEM)

106 LMAO libtards can't help but shit all over a comments section of an article about the White House pet.

Posted by: logprof at December 17, 2016 04:45 PM (EkKI5)

107 I think I am going to try joining these guys

https://www.calyxinstitute.org/

Posted by: Grump928(C) at December 17, 2016 04:47 PM (0F67M)

108 washrivergirl, at 3 weeks she figured she had done her job and I might as well take over. Funny all the dogs that wouldn't tolerate stray cats have all passed and it's like someone put out an Open for Business sign out.

Posted by: Ben Had at December 17, 2016 04:48 PM (RQSyV)

109 I got Tali yesterday. I'll get a photo when her and Watson will sit still together.

Posted by: buzzion at December 17, 2016 04:48 PM (cAnNx)

110 Posted by: Ben Had at December 17, 2016 04:48 PM (RQSyV)

+++

Great news about dogs. If mama cat does not return, I guarantee you that at 3 weeks, and you are the caregiver, you will become their mama forever and a day.

Posted by: washrivergal at December 17, 2016 04:51 PM (CFc5L)

111 I usually come up with names like kitty-kitty and puddin' head.

Posted by: Weasel at December 17, 2016 04:52 PM (Sfs6o)

112 I like puddin head. Kitty kitty needs some work.
:-)

You're a nice guy with a big heart, Ben Had,

Posted by: L, Elle at December 17, 2016 04:56 PM (6IPEM)

113 I guess it was just self serving because the last kittens were 17 years ago and I had forgotten how freaking cute they can be.

Posted by: Ben Had at December 17, 2016 04:59 PM (RQSyV)

114 Mr. Whiskers is another idea. And Tigger.

Posted by: Weasel at December 17, 2016 05:01 PM (Sfs6o)

115 Posted by: Ben Had at December 17, 2016 04:59 PM (RQSyV)

+++

Well, we cannot wait to see the pics!

Posted by: washrivergal at December 17, 2016 05:02 PM (CFc5L)

116 Posted by: Weasel at December 17, 2016 05:01 PM (Sfs6o)

+++

LOL

Posted by: washrivergal at December 17, 2016 05:03 PM (CFc5L)

117 Weasel, always been outside the box on names. The last puppies were Fric and Frac.

Posted by: Ben Had at December 17, 2016 05:04 PM (RQSyV)

118 If you pick up a cat, holding the front and back leg together on each side, then bump your nose on the spine a bit below the shoulders, you'll find the squeak spot. When you bump it, they squeak. I'd recommend that you not try it with fat or feral cats.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at December 17, 2016 05:04 PM (Lqy/e)

119 117 Weasel, always been outside the box on names. The last puppies were Fric and Frac.
Posted by: Ben Had at December 17, 2016 05:04 PM (RQSyV)


++++

I'm thinking Mrs. Weasel had some input w/naming children and pets.

Posted by: washrivergal at December 17, 2016 05:05 PM (CFc5L)

120 You could name it after that other weasel from here, Slapweasel, Slap, or Slappy for short.

Nvrmnd, that doesn't sound right. Not a good name for a cute little kitty

Posted by: L, Elle at December 17, 2016 05:05 PM (6IPEM)

121 Our pets all have people names, thanks to WeaselWoman!

Posted by: Weasel at December 17, 2016 05:09 PM (Sfs6o)

122 If you pick up a cat, holding the front and back leg together on each side, then bump your nose on the spine a bit below the shoulders, you'll find the squeak spot. When you bump it, they squeak. I'd recommend that you not try it with fat or feral cats.
---

Yeah, I'm pretty sure my very sweet but not lap cat would freak out if I tried to do this.

/Shibumi's cat Penny: mommy, mommy what are you doing? Why do you hate me???

Posted by: shibumi, a deplorable who now just wants to yell at stupid people at December 17, 2016 05:09 PM (kREqP)

123 Cat names:
Our all gray cat was Mosby -- and he was a true partisan ranger. No exposed ankle was safe from him.
Harley sounded exactly like she was revving up. Loudest purrs that I ever heard.

Posted by: That Deplorable SOB Van Owen at December 17, 2016 05:10 PM (IJX6l)

124 Also, a programming note: Animal Planet is randomly playing re-runs of Too Cute. It's basically stories of litters of puppies and kittens.

Basically, it's better than liquor or drugs for calming you down. Sweetest stuff ever.

Posted by: shibumi, a deplorable who now just wants to yell at stupid people at December 17, 2016 05:11 PM (kREqP)

125 I could go with Honey and Badger and go around muttering honeybadger all day. They'd lock me up for sure.

Posted by: Ben Had at December 17, 2016 05:12 PM (RQSyV)

126 I missed the pet thread!!!!

Rats!

Posted by: @votermom's phone at December 17, 2016 05:16 PM (CN6G3)

127 121
Mrs H. Had a naming convention that cats usually got names determined by their characteristics like Smokey Cat, Honky Cat, Camouflage Cat (aka Camo Cat), Scooter Cat, etc.

Dogs, however, usually got people names, thus Sofie Dog, Toby Dog, Tucker, and Conor! The Vizsla was an exception (Prinz), but it fit him perfectly.

Posted by: Hrothgar at December 17, 2016 05:19 PM (wCEn4)

128 Posted by: That Deplorable SOB Van Owen at December 17, 2016 05:10 PM (IJX6l)

Daughter had a cat named Harley for the same obvious reason. We inherited the cat at some point and it lived to the age of twenty as best we can tell.

Posted by: Hrothgar at December 17, 2016 05:23 PM (wCEn4)

129 124 Also, a programming note: Animal Planet is randomly playing re-runs of Too Cute. It's basically stories of litters of puppies and kittens.

Basically, it's better than liquor or drugs for calming you down. Sweetest stuff ever.

Posted by: shibumi, a deplorable who now just wants to yell at stupid people at December 17, 2016 05:11 PM (kREqP)

--This is Super Cute Holiday Week at AP. Wednesday I saw a Too Cute that showed three Barfing-Rainbows-Cute Jack Russell puppies. Too Cute is all about the pets, hardly showing their masters' faces. I wish AP would show more of that and less celebrity fish tanks.

Posted by: logprof at December 17, 2016 05:28 PM (GsAUU)

130 Ever notice how dogs pinch it off clean every time? How lucky they are.
And why do dogs eat grass? All of mine do. Sometimes with too much grass it doesn't pinch off clean, so there's an exception to my rule.

Posted by: F.N.G. at December 17, 2016 05:53 PM (kiSdp)

131
Freaking FOX News.

Obama on the "Russia Hacks"

"Not much happens in Russia without Vladimir Putin"

Well damn. There you have it.

Can't argue with that level of proof and stunning logic.

Posted by: Mortimer, Finish Her! at December 17, 2016 06:09 PM (zu88C)

132 sorry wrong thread , sorry , sorry

Posted by: Mortimer, Finish Her! at December 17, 2016 06:09 PM (zu88C)

133 118 If you pick up a cat, holding the front and back leg together on each side, then bump your nose on the spine a bit below the shoulders, you'll find the squeak spot. When you bump it, they squeak. I'd recommend that you not try it with fat or feral cats.
Posted by: Notsothoreau at December 17, 2016 05:04 PM (Lqy/e)


My cats wouldn't sit still for that.

But Reggie, if I pet him on the lower back area, turns his head towards me, opens his mouth really wide, and goes, "Rrraaaaaaahhhhhhhh." It's like a squawk. It's not loud, and he doesn't seem like he's in discomfort. It's sort of the sound I would imagine a pterodactyl making. My other cat never does that.

Posted by: rickl at December 17, 2016 06:52 PM (sdi6R)

134 We got s BarkBox today. toys and treats for the doggies, never heard of this. wife had, but we have no idea who sent it, a mystery.

Posted by: Farmer at December 17, 2016 07:58 PM (o/90i)

135 "Vallhund" is Swedish for "little Scandi hell dog".

Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at December 17, 2016 03:20 PM (7g1WF)

Hunddjavel ("hoond-yevel") - literally, dog-devil, in Swedish. The a has an umlaut over it but I don't have special privileges at the HQ.

Posted by: Miley, Duchess of the DSR at December 17, 2016 09:14 PM (tHwdc)

136 He is now a soundly sleeping dog curled up in a bed that fits just right.

Posted by: Hrothgar at December 17, 2016 03:26 PM (wCEn4)

He's a lucky dog, and not far from me!

Posted by: Miley, Duchess of the DSR at December 17, 2016 09:24 PM (tHwdc)

137 Torties were the only cats that Edgar Allen Poe would have around.



Posted by: MAC-SOG at December 17, 2016 03:33 PM (QPdNE)

I don't think black cats were safe around him.

Posted by: Miley, Duchess of the DSR at December 17, 2016 09:26 PM (tHwdc)

138 PS The cats found out about the pumpkin-coconut oil
addition to the dog's food and a couple of them have been demanding
their own, too. Weird.

Posted by: mindful webworker - cat cat cat cat DOG! at December 17, 2016 03:34 PM (5a8XA)

Harli seems to be healthy nowadays, but I'm always interested to hear about home treatments that seem to help animals maintain peak curiosity and willingness to play.

Posted by: Miley, Duchess of the DSR at December 17, 2016 09:31 PM (tHwdc)

139 KBDaBear: Your Penny looks exactly like my Penny. And my Penny is also 13 years old. (2003 was a very good year for kittens.) My Penny suddenly went blind a year ago, and it is very sad to see a once rambunctious cat suddenly become timid, hesitant and even afraid. But as horrible as that is, my Penny has a few more years ahead of her -- I hope. I am so sorry your time with your Penny will be cut short. I hope she is able to enjoy the time she has left.

Posted by: Deplorable lady with a deplorable basket of deplorable cats at December 17, 2016 10:08 PM (iYTF2)

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