Ace of Spades Pet Thread

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Hello Morons and pets, curl up on the couch. Grab a beverage and enjoy some animal tidbits and photos of PetMorons.

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Moron Participation Day. A Little Bit of This. A Little Bit of That.

Mush, mush, run, run like the wind. h/t bluebell


Music can make your dogs happy. h/t L, Elle

If a chewing treat or rubber toy isn’t getting the job done when it comes to exciting your pooch, turning on the radio just might do the trick. Just be careful as to which station you put on, as a new study finds dogs can be particular when it comes to the type of music they prefer.

Researchers out of the University of Glasgow in Scotland, along with folks at the Scottish SPCA, found that reggae and soft rock topped the canine charts, though certain dogs do seem to have various tastes.


Perhaps an insensitive topic. What do you do when your pets pass on? Burial? Cremation? Taxidermy and drones.
h/t Tucker Steele


Over the years I've never had a digger dog, until the latest addition to the Mis. Hum. home. My dog isn't this clever. h/t IrishEi


As we are in January, it is that time of year for end of year/beginning of year reviews. Cats are no different. Performance review for cats. h/t Miley

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MEET THE PETMORONS

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Our first critter is commenter Miley's cat, here's the story.
"This is how Maire and I bonded - long before we adopted her, she would come up to the deck and allow me to scratch her with my toe (she wasn't keen on hands at first - I guess she figured toes were safer)."

Glad you have some toes left.

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Our next submission is from gmlgmlgml, meet Max & Murphy.
"Boys are dreaming of lots of squeaky toys under the tree Christmas morning."

We hope that they received copious amounts.

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Here is what svitelli had to say about this photo submitted to us.
"Jawa, Leonard & Penny meet Santa for the first time."

Sweet photo. Great job in getting all 3 to pose.

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Buzzion submitted this photo of his 2 side kicks. Let's here about them.
"Here are my dogs who are impossible to get together long enough to take a picture. Watson is my 8 year old beagle, named because he is my sidekick so he couldn't be Sherlock. Tali is my new puppy mutt, named after Tali'Zorah of Mass Effect"

Nice looking dogs.

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Here is what Robert had to say about this "Big Sweetie"

"Our 90lb boxer/pit/dane mix (we think), Duke. We think he's trying to fool potential burglars into thinking he's just a sweet baby. It's a clever ploy so he can sample some burglar rawhide."

Thanks long time Lurker.

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Not much info given about this photo. Here is what we were provided.
"I am a fan of ACE and enjoy the pet moron posts.
Here is a photo my son took last week, that I have permission to share
and that is also posted on my blog site posted today 1-1-17.
http://www.youmeandtheafter.com/

I hope you find this worthy of sharing on Pet Morons this week.

youmeandtheafter"

Quite the photo. Thank you for the submission.


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Weasel submitted this photo of Weasel Cat. "Soft white underbelly near a warm vent on a cold day!"


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Tiem

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Copper

We received these two photos from jrg dds.

Here is the story, "We lost our 16 year old Pomeranian, Tiem, late last year.
For Christmas we got a new Pomeranian puppy, Copper."

Sorry to hear of your loss, but congrats on your new addition.


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Last but not least is this cutie.

"Miley adopted (mostly lurkers / occasional commenters) "Chas C-Q" and "elaine" seven years ago. She's half longhair, half wirehair, all dachshund, and nearly ten years old.

At fourteen pounds, she's about 30% larger than either of her mini dachshund parents. ("Hybrid vigor.") Her mother looked like a tiny Irish Setter (with very short legs); her father looked like a tiny blond schnauzer (with very short legs).

Like most dachshunds, she's smart, funny, snuggly, . . . and a tad bossy at times. Also very sweet."

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What a great bunch of animals and wonderful photos. Thank you all for submitting your photos and sharing your pets with us. As ever we appreciate your patience in getting to your pets.

Have something animal related, you know where to send it, petmorons at gmail.

Have a great week!!


Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at 02:39 PM




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1 Cute critters! Every week I submit Harvey! One day!

Posted by: Elwood P. Dowd at January 28, 2017 02:35 PM (bc2Lc)

2 I'll be in my bunk!

Posted by: Dana Perino at January 28, 2017 02:36 PM (oBJsb)

3 Meow, everyone!

Posted by: fluffy, cat herder at January 28, 2017 02:41 PM (jw2Xw)

4 Nice pets. fellow horde!!!

Love the golden who got caught digging, and tried to hide the evidence, but it looks like the owner left her in the front yard unsupervised. No way would I do that, even with an "invisible fence." I'd be afraid of people stealing my dogs.

But after a couple of hours with the shepherd, they would bring her back. She's vocal.

Posted by: Moki, deplorable mom and sammich maker at January 28, 2017 02:41 PM (gfRCk)

5 Nice looking group of pets.

The digging dog video is hilarious.

Posted by: tbodie at January 28, 2017 02:46 PM (OG7NC)

6 @2: Dana, Jasper be gettin' jealous.

Posted by: tbodie at January 28, 2017 02:47 PM (OG7NC)

7 Happy Caturday everyone
My two cats are together again, haven't seen them cuttle up yet but they have been occupy the same space.

Posted by: Skip at January 28, 2017 02:48 PM (0AwCy)

8 Kinda on topic,

Does the Trump family have a pet?

Posted by: tbodie at January 28, 2017 02:49 PM (OG7NC)

9 Great pet pics this week. The rescue in WV that I support does Santa and Easter Bunny photos at their local TSC for fundraisers. A few of the owners always let her share pics on the rescue FB page.

Posted by: PaleRider at January 28, 2017 02:49 PM (Jen0I)

10 tbodie, some friend of Trump's who I think is a breeder showed him a pic of one of her dogs, but then somebody else got him. May be more of a priority when Barron lives there full time.

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at January 28, 2017 02:55 PM (McQGL)

11 Nice bunch of animals, loved the digging dog video.
Dogs do apparently have a sense of shame.
Unlike cats.

Posted by: navybrat at January 28, 2017 02:57 PM (w7KSn)

12 Does the Trump family have a pet?

Posted by: tbodie at January 28, 2017 02:49 PM (OG7NC)
Honey Badger

Posted by: MAC-SOG at January 28, 2017 02:58 PM (QPdNE)

13 Love the links this week. LOL at sporting dog and the Corgi sled team.

Posted by: PaleRider at January 28, 2017 03:01 PM (Jen0I)

14 I sent some ashes to a company called memory glass and the make hand blown glass pieces with the ashes incorporated into the glass. Can do human remains also. Pricey but beautiful pieces. I have mine displayed on the mantle.

Posted by: lindafell no longer in de spair at January 28, 2017 03:02 PM (JNDQi)

15 My dog Cooper, who was on a Pet Thread a few weeks back, loves classical music and Yacht Rock (Michael McDonald, Steely Dan, Kenny Loggins, Christopher Cross, etc). He will chill out and later nod off, even if we're riding in the truck.

He loves to go fishing with me and starts getting excited when I hook a fish.

Posted by: Grizzledcoastie at January 28, 2017 03:03 PM (GV08/)

16 No, Trump's don't have any pets - he's even talked about that. Was wondering if somebody is going to gift them a dog for tradition.

Don't think any of them have ever had the time for one, which is fine.

Posted by: Clutch Cargo at January 28, 2017 03:04 PM (RHEDC)

17 "A swell lot o' thieves!"

Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at January 28, 2017 03:05 PM (FbufE)

18 Our first critter is commenter Miley's cat, here's the story.
"This is how Maire and I bonded - long before we adopted her, she would come up to the deck and allow me to scratch her with my toe (she wasn't keen on hands at first - I guess she figured toes were safer)."


*fap* *fap*

Posted by: Quentin Tarantino at January 28, 2017 03:05 PM (rH4JY)

19 What wonderful animals! Currently dog-less, but will get one after I've done the traveling I've promised myself...

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at January 28, 2017 03:07 PM (nQ10o)

20 Picture of my memory glass pieces.
http://tinypic.com/r/16gy0qg/9

Posted by: lindafell no longer in de spair at January 28, 2017 03:07 PM (JNDQi)

21 Pet Thread! Great looking group, and an action photo of WeaselCat v2!

I mentioned earlier in the week that the backyard squirrels no longer seem to be intimidated by WeaselDog. Frankly it's a little insulting.

Posted by: Weasel at January 28, 2017 03:08 PM (Sfs6o)

22 One of my little dogs would always go into the music room when my wife played the piano and lay on the couch listening. Stop playing and she'd do something else.

Both dogs would usually come sit with me if I had the stereo on. Now the remaining girl can't hear so good anymore.

Posted by: Clutch Cargo at January 28, 2017 03:08 PM (RHEDC)

23 Yay my dog's finally made it.

Posted by: buzzion at January 28, 2017 03:08 PM (cAnNx)

24 Dogs do apparently have a sense of shame.
Unlike cats.
Posted by: navybrat at January 28, 2017 02:57 PM (w7KSn)


Some do. Whenever I catch Lydia trying to gnaw on a USB cable, I bark "NO" and she backs off with a little 'meeyrawww...' "I know it was bad... I just like to bite things" kind of apology.

She gets away with it though, because chubby cheeks cat has chubby cheeks.
http://stoatnet.org/cheeks.jpg

Posted by: hogmartin at January 28, 2017 03:09 PM (8nWyX)

25 When the sweestest dog in the world, my big pit bull shar pei mix, Scroomie, passes on it will be cremation. When I go sis has instructions to put his ashes in my urn and shake thoroughly. Where I go, he goes also.

Posted by: Thanatopsis at January 28, 2017 03:09 PM (StjwS)

26 Do y'all know if this is the open thread, or do I go below the gardening threat to post this NSFW (language) funny ass video?

http://tinyurl.com/STFUSCoaMF

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at January 28, 2017 03:09 PM (ty7RM)

27 I think it will be fine if the Trumps forego the pet tradition. Better than never being pet people until you can make taxpayers foot the bill for a six figure dog handler like the last first family did. Or they could start with a nice aquarium.

Posted by: PaleRider at January 28, 2017 03:10 PM (Jen0I)

28 I think it will be fine if the Trumps forego the pet tradition.

I will take a smoking hot First Lady over a totes cute animal any day.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at January 28, 2017 03:12 PM (ty7RM)

29 Dogs do apparently have a sense of shame.

Unlike cats.


After 2 Siamese that lived to be 20 and 22, I can say at least those 2 had no sense of humor and were easily embarrassed. Nothing worse than a pissed off Siamese cat waiting to go all jihadi on you days after they've been slighted.

Dogs have a sense of humor and certainly know when they've done something wrong (even if they can't help themselves). It's probably more that they know you're disappointed and feel bad about that as opposed to what actually transpired.

Posted by: Clutch Cargo at January 28, 2017 03:13 PM (RHEDC)

30 Mmmm, lunch - whaddya mean I gotta catch my own now.

Posted by: TFG whining to SS at January 28, 2017 03:13 PM (8J/Te)

31 lol'ed at the hairy wiener dog.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at January 28, 2017 03:13 PM (R+30W)

32 Yay my dog's finally made it.

...and you didn't. Irony?

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at January 28, 2017 03:14 PM (ty7RM)

33 I mentioned earlier in the week that the backyard squirrels no longer seem to be intimidated by WeaselDog. Frankly it's a little insulting.
Posted by: Weasel at January 28, 2017 03:08 PM (Sfs6o)


Imagine how I feel!

Posted by: Sonny Crockett at January 28, 2017 03:14 PM (dcwyv)

34 I wonder how things turned out for that Blue Jay.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at January 28, 2017 03:14 PM (R+30W)

35 That was a sock fail.
Pixy hates me.

Posted by: Sonny Crockett at January 28, 2017 03:15 PM (dcwyv)

36 Thanks to all for the pet update regarding PT.

Posted by: tbodie at January 28, 2017 03:15 PM (OG7NC)

37 I see a cat stretched out like Weasel Cat, and my immediate thought is I'm gonna tickle that belly.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at January 28, 2017 03:17 PM (R+30W)

38 All very cuts pets. I have never seen a dog like the last one. Really very cute

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 28, 2017 03:17 PM (fDdVG)

39 Better than never being pet people until you can make taxpayers foot the bill for a six figure dog handler like the last first family did.

They need to get a refund. Bo? bit some girl (badly) in the face, required stitches. It just dawned on me what a narcissistic punk Barky is: Bo? Barak Obama. Everything is about him. Ok, was...

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at January 28, 2017 03:17 PM (ty7RM)

40 The black cat is .... interesting.

Posted by: Quentin Tarantino at January 28, 2017 03:17 PM (Nox3c)

41 navybrat: "Dogs do apparently have a sense of shame.
Unlike cats."

See the vid of a cat caught red-pawed digging in a drawer.

Not necessarily "shame" but at least "caught."

Hello, pet threaders.

Posted by: mindful webworker in tbe New Era at January 28, 2017 03:17 PM (ETyzE)

42 cuts=cute

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 28, 2017 03:17 PM (fDdVG)

43 Watson and Tali are very cute Buzzion. Clever naming.

Posted by: PaleRider at January 28, 2017 03:17 PM (Jen0I)

44 Pet Thread! Great looking group, and an action photo of WeaselCat v2!
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That's an action photo??? What does WeaselCat v2 look like when relaxing?

Agree with great photos of good-looking pets.

Posted by: bluebell at January 28, 2017 03:18 PM (sBOL1)

45 Out in the country, sounds travel a long way. We have always had a radio on in the kennel to try to cover some of the random, distant noises that might get the guys riled. When we lived outside Cincinnati, the radio was set to a classical station. It did not make the boys notably smarter. Now, here in Texas it's on a country station.

Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at January 28, 2017 03:19 PM (J8/9G)

46 I didn't know pet Santas were a thing.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at January 28, 2017 03:19 PM (R+30W)

47 Love Miley's long-haired doxy!

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at January 28, 2017 03:19 PM (nQ10o)

48 So, did the blue jay get whacked or what?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 28, 2017 03:20 PM (kTF2Z)

49 We have always had a radio on in the kennel to try to cover some of the random, distant noises that might get the guys riled.

I would figure "the guys getting riled" would be a feature of a kennel. Unless every passing 'coon or squirrel set them off.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at January 28, 2017 03:21 PM (ty7RM)

50 And speaking of apt naming, Jawa also. What a well behaved trio of dogs to pose so nicely together for a Santa pic.

Posted by: PaleRider at January 28, 2017 03:22 PM (Jen0I)

51 OMG. Miley's dachshund is adorable! Such a cutie.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at January 28, 2017 03:24 PM (hVdx9)

52 That's an action photo??? What does WeaselCat v2 look like when relaxing?

Agree with great photos of good-looking pets.

Posted by: bluebell at January 28, 2017 03:18 PM (sBOL1)

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Well, it does appear to have a rolling pin shoved up it's butt. That's considered getting some action in certain groups.

Posted by: Sonny Crockett at January 28, 2017 03:24 PM (dcwyv)

53 Walkin in the rain and the snow
When there's no where to go
When you're feelin like a part of you is dyin'.
And you're lookin for the answer in her eyes.
You think you're gonna break up
Then she says she wants to make up....

Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity woman extraordinary) at January 28, 2017 03:24 PM (yTnCT)

54 "Both dogs would usually come sit with me if I had the stereo on. Now the remaining girl can't hear so good anymore.


Posted by: Clutch Cargo at January 28, 2017 03:08 PM (RHEDC)"
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Mine don't hear too good either but only when I call them or tell them NO.

Posted by: Jukin,The Deplorable & Profoundly Unserious at January 28, 2017 03:27 PM (cOHS7)

55 Hogmartin.


Chubby Cheeked Cat. Chubby Cheeked Cat's Rules.

Their world. We just live in it.

The look on Lydia's face, confirms said hypothesis.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at January 28, 2017 03:29 PM (v5iqM)

56 37 I see a cat stretched out like Weasel Cat, and my immediate thought is I'm gonna tickle that belly.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at January 28, 2017 03:17 PM
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Funny you mention that - when we have visitors, she will actively troll the group with that pose in the middle of the room - then rabbit kick the fire out of anyone who pets her belly. Quite charming, actually, and she even laughs a little, proving she has an advanced sense of humor!

Posted by: Weasel at January 28, 2017 03:29 PM (Sfs6o)

57 That photo by the son of youmeandtheafter is fantastico!

And all of the moronimals are adorable --- as usual.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at January 28, 2017 03:30 PM (Nox3c)

58 That Cat Performance review is tres funny.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at January 28, 2017 03:30 PM (u82oZ)

59 Our kitty, Miss Piggy will let you rub her belly. First cat I have ever known to do so.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at January 28, 2017 03:30 PM (hVdx9)

60 Nice looking critters up there. I always think I want one and then realize, I'm just not that into critters that aren't cooked.

Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity woman extraordinary) at January 28, 2017 03:31 PM (yTnCT)

61 Law of unintended consequences:

I needed a new plastic mat under my chair for the office. I bought a cheap one that smells like chemicals, and have been trying to air it out. I hear it has to sit in the sun. January/Michigan not gonna happen.

In the meantime, the old mat had to go.

So I put two random throw rugs with rubber on them under my chair/ over the carpet. It looks like crap.

Well.... the cat is madly in love with the old carpet. Scratches it gently, sits behind me, even will flop down on it.

Now I feel guilty about getting rid of it when the cheap chinese plastic airs out.

Sigh.

The cat owns me.

Posted by: shibumi, who requires a cute kitty story stat! at January 28, 2017 03:31 PM (J5mC3)

62 GrizzledCoastie. How fun that your dog likes to fish. Are you out on a boat or casting from shore?

Posted by: PaleRider at January 28, 2017 03:32 PM (Jen0I)

63 Posted by: bluebell at January 28, 2017 03:18 PM (sBOL1)
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hi bluebell!
When relaxing, she goes into advanced conservation of energy mode. What you see in the photo here is rather animated!

Posted by: Weasel at January 28, 2017 03:33 PM (Sfs6o)

64 Is that a pacifier Duke is sucking on?

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at January 28, 2017 03:34 PM (R+30W)

65 46 I didn't know pet Santas were a thing.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at January 28, 2017 03:19 PM (R+30W)
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Oh, yes. We had one for a while, until the bills for cookies and brandy got to be more than we could afford.
And Mr. DeVille got tired of him sleeping in our bed.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at January 28, 2017 03:34 PM (Nox3c)

66 12 Does the Trump family have a pet?

Posted by: tbodie at January 28, 2017 02:49 PM (OG7NC)
Honey Badger

Posted by: MAC-SOG at January 28, 2017 02:58 PM (QPdNE)


He wears it on his head. I thought everyone knew that.

Posted by: rickl at January 28, 2017 03:34 PM (sdi6R)

67 Over the years I've never had a digger dog, until the latest addition to the Mis. Hum. home. My dog isn't this clever.

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Who? Me? I'm just laying here. (Or is that "lying here"?)

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks. Laugh at a joke, get another joke free! at January 28, 2017 03:34 PM (Nwg0u)

68 32 Yay my dog's finally made it.

...and you didn't. Irony?

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at January 28, 2017 03:14 PM (ty7RM)



Well that is my hand holding Tali still.

Posted by: buzzion at January 28, 2017 03:35 PM (cAnNx)

69 The digger reminds me of one of old dogs. He was getting up in age and every once in a while a poop would just shoot out of him. He was very embarrassed when this societal fauxpaw would happen. Well we had just finished build a big deck and he was able to come out and survey his new sunning area. He shot a poop out and just laid down on it like nothing was wrong because he thought I would be mad. My buddy helping me burst out laughing. Poor guy. Dogs have a far better sense of polite decorum than pussy rioters or leftists in general.

Posted by: Jukin,The Deplorable & Profoundly Unserious at January 28, 2017 03:36 PM (cOHS7)

70 *Sigh.

The cat owns me.

Posted by: shibumi, who requires a cute kitty story stat! at January 28, 2017 03:31 PM (J5mC3)*

They tend to do that.

Posted by: tbodie at January 28, 2017 03:39 PM (OG7NC)

71 He wears it on his head. I thought everyone knew that.
Posted by: rickl at January 28, 2017 03:34 PM (sdi6R)
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Ha!

And Weasel, happy birthday to Mrs. Weasel! Did you go out to breakfast and have your doctor-ordered fat and cholesterol?

Posted by: bluebell at January 28, 2017 03:40 PM (sBOL1)

72 12 Does the Trump family have a pet?

Posted by: tbodie at January 28, 2017 02:49 PM (OG7NC)
Honey Badger
Posted by: MAC-SOG at January 28, 2017 02:58 PM (QPdNE)


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Yes. The WH press pool.

Posted by: Soona at January 28, 2017 03:41 PM (Fmupd)

73 Does the Trump family have a pet?



He wears it on his head. I thought everyone knew that.


Who is the pet, who is the owner?

Posted by: The Golden Scalp Weasel at January 28, 2017 03:41 PM (8J/Te)

74 Well that is my hand holding Tali still.
Posted by: buzzion at January 28, 2017 03:35 PM (cAnNx)
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And there you have it, folks - proof of the afterlife.

Posted by: bluebell at January 28, 2017 03:42 PM (sBOL1)

75 64 Is that a pacifier Duke is sucking on?

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at January 28, 2017 03:34 PM (R+30W)

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Nah, I gave those up for Lent.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 28, 2017 03:43 PM (kTF2Z)

76 Taxidermy and drones

His next project should be a pig. Obviously.

Posted by: rickl at January 28, 2017 03:43 PM (sdi6R)

77 Posted by: bluebell at January 28, 2017 03:40 PM (sBOL1)
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Sure did, thanks! I toned it down a bit, though, and skipped the sausage gravy.

Our dog walker has reported WD shivering on her walks (she always shivers) so we went to the pet store next to the breakfast place and I bought her a hoodie. First time EVER that something has been to small for her.

Posted by: Weasel at January 28, 2017 03:44 PM (Sfs6o)

78 Cooley, our Golden is super-musical. Maybe TOO musical.
It's easy to get him to "sing" (woooo-woooo,) especially with a harmonica or flute or when a couple of my kids sing to him in a certain way.

The problem is that he will often sing when we don't want him to. The other day Mr. DeV. and my daughter were practicing a song they're doing in a choir and Cooley just had to butt in. I had to drag him off on a walk. Or a certain song might come on the radio. You never know.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at January 28, 2017 03:45 PM (Nox3c)

79 Hitting the road. Really, really need vehicle prayers.
Thanks.

Posted by: teej at January 28, 2017 03:45 PM (3duqG)

80 skipped the sausage gravy
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I do not understand these words in this order.

I do hope we get to see pics of WD in her next-size up hoodie. That will be too cute for words.

Posted by: bluebell at January 28, 2017 03:46 PM (sBOL1)

81 You skipped sausage gravy? What is this heresy of which you speak?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 28, 2017 03:46 PM (kTF2Z)

82 WD howls like some sort of ridiculous miniature coyote when the firetruck goes by.

Posted by: Weasel at January 28, 2017 03:47 PM (Sfs6o)

83 Hitting the road. Really, really need vehicle prayers.
Thanks.
Posted by: teej at January 28, 2017 03:45 PM (3duqG)
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You got them, teej. Have fun at your gig tonight!

Posted by: bluebell at January 28, 2017 03:47 PM (sBOL1)

84 Prayers for safe travels going up for Teej.

Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity woman extraordinary) at January 28, 2017 03:48 PM (yTnCT)

85 82 WD howls like some sort of ridiculous miniature coyote when the firetruck goes by.
Posted by: Weasel at January 28, 2017 03:47 PM (Sfs6o)
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Hah!
They are obviously hearing things we don't --- things that DEMAND a musical response!

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at January 28, 2017 03:49 PM (Nox3c)

86 Barron should have a dog.

Posted by: Skip at January 28, 2017 03:49 PM (0AwCy)

87 81 You skipped sausage gravy? What is this heresy of which you speak?
Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 28, 2017 03:46 PM (kTF2Z)
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Oh, I would have ordered it but we ended up at a different place - actually rearranged plans and went out of our way - so WW could get a letter weighed to see if it needed another stamp.

Posted by: Weasel at January 28, 2017 03:50 PM (Sfs6o)

88 86 Barron should have a dog.
Posted by: Skip at January 28, 2017 03:49 PM (0AwCy)

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He already does.

Posted by: Joss Whedon at January 28, 2017 03:51 PM (kTF2Z)

89 Early Pet thread! No wonder I was left alone on my belated appearance there.


Beautiful Pet Morons, as always. Weasel cat has an incredibly long tail. You know what THAT means.

Buzzion, love your pups, especially the beagle. I have a soft spot for beagles - had one in Sweden named Roy. Some day I'll scan a photo of him and Spooky the cat.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 28, 2017 03:51 PM (tHwdc)

90 I do hope we get to see pics of WD in her next-size up hoodie. That will be too cute for words.

Posted by: bluebell at January 28, 2017 03:46 PM (sBOL1)
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Oh, I'm working on it! Black Dog's Lives Matter!

Posted by: Weasel at January 28, 2017 03:52 PM (Sfs6o)

91 Love all the pet personalities today. Great photos.

Our dog Lucky is feeling under the weather. Better than yesterday, though. Hope that continues. He and Maggie are getting up in doggie years. Love 'em.

Posted by: KT at January 28, 2017 03:55 PM (qahv/)

92 Beautiful Pet Morons, as always. Weasel cat has an incredibly long tail. You know what THAT means.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 28, 2017 03:51 PM (tHwdc)
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Well I guess it means WeaselCat v2 must be adopted!

I will tell you it is a long fat tail - about twice the size of the tail on our kitty.

Posted by: Weasel at January 28, 2017 03:56 PM (Sfs6o)

93 86 Barron should have a dog.
Posted by: Skip at January 28, 2017 03:49 PM (0AwCy)
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Agree.
Of course, not all kids really want one. Two of my kids were very pet-centric and the other two ---meh.

I still think it's good for kids to have the chance to bond with critters.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at January 28, 2017 03:56 PM (Nox3c)

94 6 @2: Dana, Jasper be gettin' jealous.
Posted by: tbodie at January 28, 2017 02:47 PM (OG7NC)

Jasper loves his playdates I host at a Motel Six.

Posted by: Dana Perino at January 28, 2017 03:57 PM (oBJsb)

95 *Sigh.


The cat owns me.


Posted by: shibumi, who requires a cute kitty story stat! at January 28, 2017 03:31 PM (J5mC3)*


They tend to do that.
---

She's my first real pet, outside of various "fish" and a parakeet I had as a child.

Upside:

-awesome little cat
-does not do any of the bad things cat does

Downside:

-occasional really pricey ailments

However... I don't have any kids, so I guess the money I have put away for my imaginary chidren's imaginary Catholic school education and college should be spent somewhere..

Posted by: shibumi, who requires a cute kitty story stat! at January 28, 2017 03:57 PM (J5mC3)

96 Hey everybody.

Sorry to threadjack but: Charlie Manson may as well say he's sorry too at this point.

"White housewife who claimed Emmett Till, 14, 'sexually threatened her' so her guilty husband would be acquitted of lynching and killing him admits she lied and now feels 'tender sorrow' (link to Daily Mail)

http://tinyurl.com/jjczj2u

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 28, 2017 03:59 PM (u8kLQ)

97 OH SHIT!!!!

Posted by: The Blue Jay at January 28, 2017 04:04 PM (89T5c)

98 96 Hey everybody.

Sorry to threadjack but: Charlie Manson may as well say he's sorry too at this point.

"White housewife who claimed Emmett Till, 14, 'sexually threatened her' so her guilty husband would be acquitted of lynching and killing him admits she lied and now feels 'tender sorrow' (link to Daily Mail)

http://tinyurl.com/jjczj2u
Posted by: qdpsteve at January 28, 2017 03:59 PM (u8kLQ

Why am I not surprised about false alllegations like this destroying lives.

Posted by: Pepe, sign the damn National Divorce Papers! at January 28, 2017 04:04 PM (oBJsb)

99 On behalf of Miley the "silky wire" dachshund, thanks. Elaine and I are very lucky that she - literally - chose us.

Posted by: Chas C-Q at January 28, 2017 04:06 PM (Y0Piu)

100 Can the Till discussion please go downstairs to the open thread. Pet thread is slow today but I like it to remain a respite.

Posted by: PaleRider at January 28, 2017 04:07 PM (Jen0I)

101 99. She really is a cutie C-Q

Posted by: PaleRider at January 28, 2017 04:09 PM (Jen0I)

102 Hitting the road. Really, really need vehicle prayers.

Thanks.

Posted by: teej at January 28, 2017 03:45 PM (3duqG)





Vehicle prayers up, teej - best of luck playing tonight!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 28, 2017 04:10 PM (tHwdc)

103 Hoping Lucky continues to improve KT.

Posted by: PaleRider at January 28, 2017 04:10 PM (Jen0I)

104 100 Can the Till discussion please go downstairs to the open thread. Pet thread is slow today but I like it to remain a respite.
Posted by: PaleRider at January 28, 2017 04:07 PM (Jen0I)


Agreed. And there are some aspects of the "Taxidermy and Drones" link that also could be discussed in an open thread.

Posted by: rickl at January 28, 2017 04:14 PM (sdi6R)

105 BlueLivesMatter! Bird killers! Tail up, don't shoot!

Posted by: Fritz at January 28, 2017 04:15 PM (FmNHR)

106 Kodos - are you around? Do you ever fly with your dogs to competitions?

Posted by: grammie winger at January 28, 2017 04:16 PM (dFi94)

107 Grammie,
I'm sure kodos has a very luxurious RV, very classy and the best.....

Posted by: lindafell no longer in de spair at January 28, 2017 04:18 PM (JNDQi)

108 Playing catch.

Most dogs:
1) Chase ball
2) Bring ball back to master
3) Wait for master to throw ball again

Sighthound:
1) Chase ball
2) Tear ball to pieces
3) Return to master
4) Wait for master to throw new ball

Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at January 28, 2017 04:18 PM (J8/9G)

109 I'm sure kodos has a very luxurious RV, very classy and the best.....

Posted by: lindafell no longer in de spair at January 28, 2017 04:18 PM (JNDQi)
=========================

I would not be at all surprised.

Posted by: grammie winger at January 28, 2017 04:19 PM (dFi94)

110 I'll share the Till story again in tonight's ONT. No biggie.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 28, 2017 04:19 PM (u8kLQ)

111 We got a new cat here at Pale ranchette. When my dad took our dog in for bloodwork for her low thyroid and vaccines the vets office was rehoming some cats from a client who had passed away. Dad was like "I don't think Boots would like it if I brought another cat home" I told him I didn't think Boots would really mind it so Dad went back the next day and held Tommy (I think Tommy is that British cat breed) and petted him for a good while and brought him home. For now Tommy gets the downstairs to himself. Dad has been spending some of his TV viewing hours every afternoon downstairs with him. Dad is enjoying having a lap cat, and I think Tommy will very much be his cat.

Posted by: PaleRider at January 28, 2017 04:20 PM (Jen0I)

112 Ashley Judd seems more like a cat lady.

I have two myself, but, yes, I can recognize the syndrome in others.

I'm reading the "Genius of Birds"--it turns out our little feathered friends are pretty wily. Good book.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at January 28, 2017 04:20 PM (n3MnG)

113 Barron should have a dog.

Every dog deserves a kid.

Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at January 28, 2017 04:20 PM (J8/9G)

114 Thanks QDP, I appreciate it.

Posted by: PaleRider at January 28, 2017 04:21 PM (Jen0I)

115 Sighthound:
1) Chase ball
2) Tear ball to pieces
3) Return to master
4) Wait for master to throw new ball


Greyhound:
1) What's a ball?
2) If I pick it up, will it bite me?
3) Better be safe and go back to the couch.

Posted by: grammie winger at January 28, 2017 04:21 PM (dFi94)

116 What you be doing with these animals is krull !!! I will be reporting you to people that worked for Presdent Obama to do something cout this !!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattleboro (Soon to be Obamaboro) Vt at January 28, 2017 04:24 PM (Fbj4h)

117 112. Nope, Ashley has (or had anyway) a psychological support dog.

Posted by: PaleRider at January 28, 2017 04:25 PM (Jen0I)

118 As to the question of burial vs. cremation:

I have done both, and quite recently. When my beautiful black Lab, Lakota, passed away, we were at the vet's office. She had apparently eaten something that had lodged in her intestines, perforating them and setting up some very nasty and rapid infection that she just couldn't fight off. I was given three options: take the body home and bury it myself, leave it for a mass cremation with other pets at some future date, or pay $150 to have the local pet crematory come pick her up, cremate her, put her remains in a really nice box and return her to me. I opted for the more expensive option - my husband was out of town, I was totally devastated and I just wanted my doggie back. They did a wonderful job, her remains are in my curio cabinet alongside my favorite picture of her.
My other dog, Rascal, let us know he was ready to head for the rainbow bridge about six months later - I'm afraid he had tangled with a bigger dog, he wouldn't let us get close enough to check and he kept going to the corner of the back yard and hiding under the azaleas. His breathing got shallow, he was swelling up and I just couldn't deal with it again. SO...my husband took care of what I just couldn't. I kissed my Rascal goodbye, and I left. When I got home, my husband had taken care of everything, buried him in the corner of the yard near the pine tree he used to love to tree squirrels in.

I don't have a preference - one was financially costly, the other was something I was too much of a sissy to do myself. Makes me wonder what I'm gonna do when my husband passes away - I'm thinking Viking funeral, myself.

Posted by: antisocialist at January 28, 2017 04:26 PM (W2wn0)

119 My Bella got a Cornhusker chew rope with a tennis ball at each end for Christmas, it took her all of one day to completely destroy both balls but took her a whole month to destroy the rope. She is a papillon.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at January 28, 2017 04:26 PM (6Ll1u)

120 Do you ever fly with your dogs to competitions?

Never. They are driven wherever they're going.

There's an old cavalry expression, "The horse, the saddle, the man." Where we land for the night, the first thing is seeing to it that the dogs (rarely more than two) are walked, anything they need is set up, they get fed, and only then do we take care of ourselves.

And, no, no RV. Her Majesty would love one.

Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at January 28, 2017 04:27 PM (J8/9G)

121 108---Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at January 28, 2017 04:18 PM (J8/9G)
------------------------


Then there's my SIL's Westie:

1) Human throws ball.
2) Westie jumps up and down and gets excited.
3) Westie waits excitedly.
4) Human finally goes to retrieve ball.
5) Westie jumps up and down begging human to throw ball again.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at January 28, 2017 04:27 PM (Nox3c)

122 Nope, Ashley has (or had anyway) a psychological support dog.

Posted by: PaleRider at January 28, 2017 04:25 PM (Jen0I)
===================================

Ashley Judd? Not sure a dog is up to the task there. Couldn't hurt I guess. That girl is ill. I don't say that to be mean. She just is.

Posted by: grammie winger at January 28, 2017 04:27 PM (dFi94)

123 Do you ever fly with your dogs to competitions?



Never. They are driven wherever they're going.
==================================



Oh good. I'm glad you're able to do that. I was wondering how you would manage all the paperwork regulations / vet exams if you flew all the time.

Posted by: grammie winger at January 28, 2017 04:29 PM (dFi94)

124 5) Westie jumps up and down begging human to throw ball again.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at January 28, 2017 04:27 PM (Nox3c)
=====================

sounds about right

Posted by: grammie winger at January 28, 2017 04:30 PM (dFi94)

125 115---Greyhound:
1) What's a ball?
2) If I pick it up, will it bite me?
3) Better be safe and go back to the couch.
Posted by: grammie winger at January 28, 2017 04:21 PM (dFi94)
-------------------------

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at January 28, 2017 04:30 PM (Nox3c)

126 The five doggies with Santa?

Awesome!!

Posted by: logprof at January 28, 2017 04:31 PM (GsAUU)

127 And I have mixed emotions about the whole "therapy dog" thing. Dogs and sometimes cats or bunnies are incredibly soothing and in some PTSD type cases I think getting a dog is the best thing possible. OTOH if you are just spiritually empty inside because you have chosen to reject god and worship Moloch or a giant bureaucracy instead nothing is going to fill that hole and you are probably not mentally/emotionally going to be a good pet owner.

Posted by: PaleRider at January 28, 2017 04:32 PM (Jen0I)

128 Does the Trump family have a pet?
Posted by: tbodie at January 28, 2017 02:49 PM (OG7NC)


As discussed in a thread from a day or two ago, President Trump should totes get a pet. My favorite suggestions are:

1. A cat that he can name "Pussy".
2. A chihuahua. He can put a little sombrero on him

Liberals heads will explode.

-or-

3. A honey badger. For obvious reasons.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at January 28, 2017 04:32 PM (BWT7V)

129 My mini dachshund Lucky's breath smells like an autopsy. Since I have no income, I can't get his teeth professionally cleaned. I've tried chew sticks and biscuits and it's helped a bit, but it still smells like he's eaten week old rancid offal. Anyone have any tips?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 28, 2017 04:33 PM (kTF2Z)

130 There's only three long-distance trips we actually make: Orlando, Westminster and our National Specialty. Anything else is in a more-or-less 6-hour radius.

Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at January 28, 2017 04:33 PM (J8/9G)

131 I don't have a preference - one was financially
costly, the other was something I was too much of a sissy to do myself.
Makes me wonder what I'm gonna do when my husband passes away - I'm
thinking Viking funeral, myself.

Posted by: antisocialist at January 28, 2017 04:26 PM (W2wn0)
=============================

I've done all the different ways you've described, for various reasons, and each choice was good for that moment. I do admit that looking out my daughter's kitchen window and seeing the white cross under the oak tree gives me a sense of peace.

Posted by: grammie winger at January 28, 2017 04:33 PM (dFi94)

132 Kodos - I was wondering if you went to Westminster. That's coming up soon, isn't it?

Posted by: grammie winger at January 28, 2017 04:34 PM (dFi94)

133 Duke,
You can always brush his teeth. Also adding a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar to his water bowl every time you clean and refill wouldn't hurt.

Posted by: lindafell no longer in de spair at January 28, 2017 04:34 PM (JNDQi)

134 Duke:

We give kneecaps every week to our guys. Never had to do a dental on any of them.

A kneecap a week keeps the teeth at their peak.

Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at January 28, 2017 04:35 PM (J8/9G)

135 Westminster is usually in February

Posted by: lindafell no longer in de spair at January 28, 2017 04:35 PM (JNDQi)

136 My dog's name is Raymond. Raymond Willard Beard. He is a lab mix. What's mixed with the lab is unknown, but I believe it's German Shepherd. He is a fabulous animal and I spoil the shit right out of him. I'm going to walk him in just a few minutes.

Posted by: most deplorable Ghost of kari - certified sidebar at January 28, 2017 04:37 PM (Iy6JT)

137 Westminster. Combines the comforts of the Black Hole of Calcutta with the hospitality of the Bataan Death March.

Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at January 28, 2017 04:38 PM (J8/9G)

138 It seems it is not just Gushka what has a kitty who plays fetch. The ailing Kitty BunBun, possibly under the energizing influence of steroids, Has discovered the joy oh diving after his favorite yarn ball and then setting it down and yelling at me to throw it again. Fortunately, this all takes place on my bed so my having to fetch the yarn ball is not too demeaning.

And we have a new neighbor across the street who says he has a lab. This means much carefulness about going outdoors as my Sophie is VERY dog-reactive. I haven't seen the lab yet but I did warn new neighbor about Sophie's issues and tell him that his dog must never ever be off leash unless his gate is closed and locked as it would be dangerous for everyone. And of course Sophie is never off leash outside the front door.

Posted by: Tonestaple at January 28, 2017 04:38 PM (+DRpa)

139 Anyone have any tips?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 28, 2017 04:33 PM (kTF2Z)
=============================

Small dogs develop notoriously bad teeth and gums. You could try some of those greenies and things, but to tell you the truth - I would save up the money you'd spend on that stuff and try to find a vet that will give you a reasonable quote on a dental cleaning. There may be gum problems and other sorts of ick going on due to tartar. No chew products will address that.

Posted by: grammie winger at January 28, 2017 04:38 PM (dFi94)

140 129 My mini dachshund Lucky's breath smells like an autopsy. Since I have no income, I can't get his teeth professionally cleaned. I've tried chew sticks and biscuits and it's helped a bit, but it still smells like he's eaten week old rancid offal. Anyone have any tips?
Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 28, 2017 04:33 PM (kTF2Z)
-----------------------------
Stop letting him eat week-old rancid offal?

Will he let you brush his teeth? If so, do it as often as you can. A cursory, sloppy job done often (daily or EOD) is better than a thorough job done less often.

Keep trying different kinds of biscuits?


Posted by: Margarita DeVille at January 28, 2017 04:39 PM (Nox3c)

141 Westminster. Combines the comforts of the Black Hole of Calcutta with the hospitality of the Bataan Death March.



Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at January 28, 2017 04:38 PM (J8/9G)
==================

Sounds delightful!

Posted by: grammie winger at January 28, 2017 04:39 PM (dFi94)

142 Westminster is a bench show so it can be very stressful for the dogs.

Posted by: lindafell no longer in de spair at January 28, 2017 04:41 PM (JNDQi)

143 I hear you Duke. Our GP has bad breath. She gets the Foster/Smith copy of Nutridents the last 2-3 years and it helps. Mia won't let me do much tooth wiping/brushing and her teeth are not up to chewing enough on real bones to keep them clean. She is an outdoor dog by her choice and is also 11 years old so I don't have to live with the breath and it hasn't hurt her longevity.

Posted by: PaleRider at January 28, 2017 04:42 PM (Jen0I)

144 Aren't most GP's outdoor dogs since they stay with the flock?

Posted by: lindafell no longer in de spair at January 28, 2017 04:44 PM (JNDQi)

145 Brushing is not an option. Kodos, you kneecapped your dogs? Doesn't that make it hard to show them? Seriously though, what's a kneecap. Also, the vinegar in the water is safe?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 28, 2017 04:45 PM (kTF2Z)

146 139
Small dogs develop notoriously bad teeth and gums.
Posted by: grammie winger at January 28, 2017 04:38 PM (dFi94)
-----------------------
Hmmm. Now that you mention it, most of the people I know who have had bad problems with their doggy's breath have small or smallish doggies.

Is their a reason for this--- or is it Just-the-Way-It-Is?

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at January 28, 2017 04:46 PM (Nox3c)

147 Grammie, you're right of course. He'll have to be treated professionally to fix the problem. Hopefully soon.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 28, 2017 04:47 PM (kTF2Z)

148 I think so Linda. They don't like to be inside, but they are protective by barking to scare off predators so if people get them in town. That is how we got Mia, her first family needed to rehome her because she was unhappy inside but the neighbors were complaining about the barking. Mia accepted the horses as a herd to protect although she would have preferred to have a flock of sheep or goats.

Posted by: PaleRider at January 28, 2017 04:47 PM (Jen0I)

149 Aren't most GP's outdoor dogs since they stay with the flock?

There's a sheep pasture at the end of our road. At one time it also had a Pyr with the flock. One day, after I moved in but before Her Majesty came down, I went out for a walk and passed by the pasture. The Pyr made it quite clear that I was to keep moving and get lost prestissimo possible.

Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at January 28, 2017 04:49 PM (J8/9G)

150 Shirley the cat:

Randomly pick one of
a) watch whatever cat toy fly right by.
b) let the bad throw bounce right off her face.
c) Totally murder her favorite green mouse including galloping down stairs.

Posted by: DaveA at January 28, 2017 04:49 PM (8J/Te)

151 Is their a reason for this--- or is it Just-the-Way-It-Is?



Posted by: Margarita DeVille at January 28, 2017 04:46 PM (Nox3c)
=====================

Lots of teeth in a little bitty space, plus many small dogs aren't big on the bone-chewing thing. Gunk gets in there and festers. And unless an owner diligently brushes their teeth at least once each day, it's very hard to maintain good teeth in a smaller dog.

Posted by: grammie winger at January 28, 2017 04:51 PM (dFi94)

152 A kneecap is a cow patella. We buy them in boxes of 50 from a vendor who frequents shows. They're a little smaller than a fist and roughly roundish.

Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at January 28, 2017 04:52 PM (J8/9G)

153 Vinegar in the water is safe. I give it to my dog. Here is a good article about it. Remove spaces
http://www.whole-dog-journal.com/ issues/15_01/features/ Pet-Uses-Of-Apple-Cider-Vinegar_20435-1.html

Posted by: lindafell no longer in de spair at January 28, 2017 04:53 PM (JNDQi)

154 Playing catch.

Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at January 28, 2017 04:18 PM (J8/9G)


The mutt I had when I was a kid was very food driven. Belly rubs? Yeah, she'd get upset when you got tired and quit. But fetch? Not so much. When I threw a plastic ball the first time for her to fetch, she just sat and stared at me as if saying, 'You threw it, fool. You go get it.'

Also, she hated wearing attire. Once I tried to put a birthday hat on her, the cardboard kind with the rubber band chin strap. She was having none of that and immediately shook it off. She was funny, though. When we got her a sweater for those really cold days, she never argued when we put that on and never tried to wriggle out of it.

She also hated the water, whether swimming or a bath. But she just loved porpoising through snow drifts.

She had a mind of her own, Trixie did, no question about it. It took her a little time to train me to her foibles. But once I learned, I was okay in her book. "Take the ball. Leave the cannoli."

Posted by: RickZ at January 28, 2017 04:54 PM (32Cwc)

155 Always look forward to the food thread!

Posted by: Barack Obama, Going Down as a Failed ex-President (IYKWIM) at January 28, 2017 04:55 PM (/cksx)

156 Grammie, you're right of course. He'll have to be treated professionally to fix the problem. Hopefully soon.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 28, 2017 04:47 PM (kTF2Z)
==============================

Duke, if I had the equipment and the anasthesia machine, I'd do it for you for free. I used to love cleaning teeth. The vet gave me all the teeth-pets.

Posted by: grammie winger at January 28, 2017 04:55 PM (dFi94)

157 nood chess/open

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at January 28, 2017 04:56 PM (BWT7V)

158 Duke,

I brush Miley's teeth every night. At first I was nervous, because she was not a puppy when we got her and I thought she might fight it. She was fidgety at first, but I use flavored toothpaste for dogs that she likes, and I started a little at a time. Now she's just fine with it.

The four times we've had her teeth cleaned were when she needed anesthesia for some other reason, and the vet always says afterward that her teeth are great. I've heard that anesthesia-free cleaning - which is much cheaper - doesn't upset some dogs too much, but I can't testify to that, or how it might work for you.

February is Pet Dental Month, and some vets offer cleanings on a sliding scale of prices then, as a public service. You might even get in for free, under the circumstances. I would ask around.

Posted by: Chas C-Q at January 28, 2017 05:01 PM (Y0Piu)

159 OT: who are the biggest liars in world history? I will probably discuss this more in the book thread but I'm leaning to the Persians. There doesn't seem to be anything the Sasanians said about themselves that wasn't a load of the finest steppe horse sh!t.

Well, them and maybe Sean Murray

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 28, 2017 05:11 PM (y9ZKC)

160 151
Lots of teeth in a little bitty space, plus many small dogs aren't big on the bone-chewing thing. Gunk gets in there and festers.

Posted by: grammie winger at January 28, 2017 04:51 PM (dFi94)
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Ah. Makes sense. Thx.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at January 28, 2017 05:19 PM (Nox3c)

161 1) Forgot to say that pic of Big Sweetie may be the most adorable thing I have ever seen outside of any of my critters.

2) I always go for private cremation with my critters. I can't bear the idea of moving again and leaving them behind. The population of cremains is getting a bit large though.

3) In re tennis balls: with Sophie, it's throw the ball, Sophie brings it back, repeat ad infinitum until Sophie develops such an obsession with balls that she can't go to the dog park any more because she thinks any dog that even looks at her ball is going to steal it and Sophie is a "kill first, ask questions about intent later" kind of girl. And now I sometimes give her a ball indoors because she likes to skin them and rip them to pieces. Good dog!

Posted by: Tonestaple at January 28, 2017 05:23 PM (+DRpa)

162 Probably a dead thread, but just read a really disturbing FB post from a friend in my old home town. Assholes in a vehicle deliberately drove into a front yard and struck a young girl's service dog. The girl and parents ran outside in time to see them back up and run over the dog again, killing him.

Vigalante time. I would have shot the bastards.

Posted by: That Deplorable SOB Van Owen at January 28, 2017 05:30 PM (IJX6l)

163 Great pics everyone!

Posted by: Biergood at January 28, 2017 06:02 PM (v8Lx/)

164 The girl and parents ran outside in time to see them back up and run over the dog again, killing him.



Vigalante time. I would have shot the bastards.

Posted by: That Deplorable SOB Van Owen at January 28, 2017 05:30 PM (IJX6l)

i would too. i do not think i could stop Grim not would i want to. Regarding FB posts showing animal abuse-- i have a policy shared with a number of my friends across the country and several places outside the United States: DO NOT SHARE THEM WITH US EVER.
we do animal rescue. yes we know terrible things happen, we are the people who fix them. No we dont need to pass this on "to raise consciousness" nobody needs that crap in their unconscious, to haunt their dreams and give them waking nightmares when they remember it.
i know someone whose ex killed their autistic sons service dog (frankly because she loved that dog even more than the son did) i never could understand why of how anyone gets that kind of evil. i just know it happens and that those people are scum.

Posted by: Gushka Can Has Kittehs what plays fetch! at January 28, 2017 06:09 PM (YhV5r)

165 Dust to Dust has not been mentioned in the passing of our pets and I understand why. I have had beloved pets that would never tolerate being covered in life and I am most fortunate to have enough land to let my beloved pets return to dust.

Posted by: Ben Had at January 28, 2017 06:30 PM (5+50+)

166 Funny you mention that - when we have visitors, she
will actively troll the group with that pose in the middle of the room -
then rabbit kick the fire out of anyone who pets her belly. Quite
charming, actually, and she even laughs a little, proving she has an
advanced sense of humor!



Posted by: Weasel at January 28, 2017 03:29 PM (Sfs6o)

And I wanted to bury my face in that belly. Guess not.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 28, 2017 06:32 PM (tHwdc)

167 Well.... the cat is madly in love with the old carpet. Scratches it gently, sits behind me, even will flop down on it.

Now I feel guilty about getting rid of it when the cheap chinese plastic airs out.

Sigh.

The cat owns me.



Posted by: shibumi, who requires a cute kitty story stat! at January 28, 2017 03:31 PM (J5mC3)

Shibumi, I bought a $5 bath mat at a dollar store, it has popcorn-ball knots on it. My kitty uses it for attacks and loves it. When I smooth it out in front of the fireplace, she has to attack it - kangaroo kicks. I highly recommend this. She also has one of those interlocking rubber mats, and does most of her clawing on that instead of the furniture (although she does have her own clawing-designated armchair).

Cat's gonna claw and attack.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 28, 2017 06:36 PM (tHwdc)

168 And I wanted to bury my face in that belly. Guess not.


Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 28, 2017 06:32 PM (tHwdc)

i have one thats a big fate white cat with marmalade spots, who would totally let you. i will tell him to expect your attentions someday.

Posted by: Gushka Can Has Kittehs what plays fetch! at January 28, 2017 06:37 PM (YhV5r)

169 Gushka- Hello lovely lady.

Posted by: Ben Had at January 28, 2017 06:43 PM (5+50+)

170
BlueLivesMatter! Bird killers! Tail up, don't shoot!


Posted by: Fritz at January 28, 2017 04:15 PM (FmNHR)

Now that was an LOL!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 28, 2017 06:45 PM (tHwdc)

171 I don't have a preference - one was financially
costly, the other was something I was too much of a sissy to do myself.
Makes me wonder what I'm gonna do when my husband passes away - I'm
thinking Viking funeral, myself.

Posted by: antisocialist at January 28, 2017 04:26 PM (W2wn0)

I've done both, too, antisocialist. I posted the story of the above-picture cat, Maire, and how Mr. D prepared her grave a few days before she passed on. I had to leave the house a few years later, and it bothered me. Other cats I've had were cremated, as was Mr. D, when he passed on. It feels better than having to leave them behind.
Graves are so final. Ashes are not. Maybe I'm weird that way.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 28, 2017 06:51 PM (tHwdc)

172 Miley, the look on your kitty's face says you have something that loves you beyond all else.

Posted by: Ben Had at January 28, 2017 06:51 PM (5+50+)

173 i have one thats a big fate white cat with marmalade
spots, who would totally let you. i will tell him to expect your
attentions someday.


Posted by: Gushka Can Has Kittehs what plays fetch! at January 28, 2017 06:37 PM (YhV5r)

Maire's daughter Harli isn't very affectionate, but when she's in a mellow mood she tolerates a little belleh-nuzzling. Like bunny fur, it is - so soft. And it smells so good. How do cats make themselves smell so good?

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 28, 2017 06:53 PM (tHwdc)

174 For Humans and animals alike.

When we found each other, the body came before the soul.
As love grows, the soul replaces the body.
Because I have your soul with me, I have you always.

Posted by: Ben Had at January 28, 2017 06:57 PM (5+50+)

175 Miley, the look on your kitty's face says you have something that loves you beyond all else.

Posted by: Ben Had at January 28, 2017 06:51 PM (5+50+)

Ben, if you could have seen how her eyes glowed when she beheld Mr. D, you'd understand that she used me to get to him. Never ever seen that expression on an animal's face in my life.

I was OK with that - I would have done anything to get to him, myself.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 28, 2017 07:03 PM (tHwdc)

176 Miley, You did get to him.

Posted by: Ben Had at January 28, 2017 07:11 PM (5+50+)

177 Looks around.

Ok, thread is dead. Do. Not. Care.

Just between us.

Wife of tbodie loves Australian Shepherds. They are good dogs. I really like my red Aussie male.

Youngest son bought a Husky that wife and i are dog sitting for now. He is a lot of fun.

One of these days, i am gonna get me another German Shepard.

Posted by: tbodie at January 28, 2017 07:24 PM (xT+ue)

178 169
Gushka- Hello lovely lady.

Posted by: Ben Had at January 28, 2017 06:43 PM (5+50+)


had to go out and make sure the horses were not blowing away. i want you to know i found a place in Rice that i can afford, thats 35 minutes from where one of my best friend's husband works. 42 acres and a waaay bigger house than i have now. But the barn thing... i would have to do something about that, and the fencing. Im starting to seriously look. im tired of this crazy Whackadoodle California stuff. Even the horses and cats are tired of it.

Posted by: Gushka Can Has Kittehs what plays fetch! at January 28, 2017 08:45 PM (YhV5r)

179
One of these days, i am gonna get me another German Shepard.





Posted by: tbodie at January 28, 2017 07:24 PM (xT+ue)

doooo eeeet!

Posted by: Gushka Can Has Kittehs what plays fetch! at January 28, 2017 08:46 PM (YhV5r)

180 Jawa, Leonard and Penny are so very excited to make it to the big show... We are Yuge fans of AoS and I've been a every day reader for many years.

Please enjoy a video I made of our wonderful rescues chasing Rucky around the back 40 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GK3jOz2UEYk

Also check out my latest aquarium creation I call Temple tank https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1HMV-JXq5I&t=10s

Yay!

Posted by: svitelli at January 29, 2017 12:58 AM (q9n5w)

181 All these pet morons are cute. I can't decide between the cat and Bluejay picture or that "Monster Weiner Dog" for thread winner though. I'm leaning toward the Weiner for winner.

Posted by: LurkerBill at January 29, 2017 08:10 AM (v2Dsv)

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