Ace of Spades Pet Thread

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Saturday afternoon, it's time for the almost world famous Ace of Spades Pet Thread. Grab a beverage, curl up and enjoy the world of pets.

Dogs.Man's best friend? Perhaps. But this one isn't the leader of the pack.


Hey, have you seen any Llamas running around?


Quite the dog food mess.


Maybe there should be leash laws for snakes.


In case you didn't know this. Animals are the greatest.


Meet The PetMorons


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Meet Mutt & Jeff

Here are my two papillons – Lexi & Scooter.

Both lovey dogs to humans and each other, they are always together – you never get one without the other.
They come running at the word “snuggle” but are also playful and happy dogs!

Cheers!
Lisa


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Meet this poor abused dog.

Pet Moron,

This is Jemma. She is not our dog, she is my wife's sister.

French Jeton

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What a cute pair!

Thanks again and keep doing what you folks are doing. The wife and I visit several times daily.
Here is another recent photo of Hermon (dog) and Spooky that shows a unique friendship. You are welcome to share on Pet Moron's any time.

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Not enough couch!

Semi lurker, post as Blake


This is Shadow and Shue. This is roughly 160lbs of dogs squeezed into about 36" of a 72" couch.


Shadow, so named because he follows me everywhere, is a rescue that decided there was no way he was letting me out of his sight when we were at the rescue. Obviously, his tactics worked. Golden Retriever/Great Pyrenees mix.

Shue, (Elizabeth probably would not be impressed we named a dog after her) was a purebred Great Pyrenees.

Sadly, we had to put Shue down way to soon, due to bone cancer. She remained a beautiful and sweet dog even when it was obvious she was in a tremendous amount of pain.

Amazingly enough, Shue and Shadow bonded from the first moment they laid eyes on each other. Two 80lb+ dogs rough-housing is a sight to behold.


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Pets and furniture, is there a connection?

Casey (left) and Tama sleeping in past 10 on Saturday. They are 7yo Maine Coon brothers.
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Socratease


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Last but not least.

This is Sunny, but I call him Sheddy McDroolsalot. He's on a quest for the neverending belly scratch. Andy


Thank you all for your pet submissions. We are getting to them as fast as we can. We really do appreciate your patience. A great bunch of pets.

Looking back we've been up and running for over a year now. You folks and your pets are what makes a great thread. If you have any photos, tips, stories or other information you wish to share, please submit to petmorons at gmail.

Thanks and have a great week!!

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at 03:00 PM




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1 Those are some big eyes on that cat at the top.

Posted by: HH at March 04, 2017 02:56 PM (DrCtv)

2 Caturday, in the park, I think it was the 4th of July

Posted by: Skip at March 04, 2017 02:57 PM (HDU3V)

3 I have wire tapped this thread for recipe ideas.

Posted by: Barack O at March 04, 2017 02:59 PM (kTF2Z)

4 Posted by: Skip at March 04, 2017 02:57 PM (HDU3V)

Weird. I was just thinking of that song a few minutes ago.

Posted by: HH at March 04, 2017 03:00 PM (DrCtv)

5 If you lurk and your pet shows up on this fine thread, post!

Posted by: Vendette at March 04, 2017 03:01 PM (VSjwn)

6 YAY! It's the Pet Thread!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at March 04, 2017 03:01 PM (tHwdc)

7 What a relief! It's PETS!

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 04, 2017 03:03 PM (wB8Tg)

8 Top cat is fixin' to go ballistic on sumpthin'

Posted by: JQ Flyover at March 04, 2017 03:04 PM (044Fx)

9 Oh, Sunny! That's a look "you could pour on a waffle" per Ring Lardner.

Posted by: JuJuBee at March 04, 2017 03:06 PM (dargh)

10 Again. Another beautiful batch of pets.

Gotta go. One of the cats is demanding to be turned loose on the neighborhood.

Posted by: Beartooth at March 04, 2017 03:08 PM (qIhPN)

11 I see Spooky has clamped Hermon in a powerful leg lock. Just gotta maneuver into the right position for the flip.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at March 04, 2017 03:09 PM (R+30W)

12 Food thread!

Posted by: Barack Hussein Obama at March 04, 2017 03:09 PM (0mRoj)

13 Back. Pileup of all three cats at the door wanting out.

Posted by: Beartooth at March 04, 2017 03:10 PM (qIhPN)

14 All beauties.

Posted by: L, Elle at March 04, 2017 03:10 PM (8oSoU)

15 Papillons. Cute little doggies with radar ears.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at March 04, 2017 03:12 PM (hVdx9)

16 Gotta go and let in one of the cats.

They're toying with me. They don't realize I have to leave for a few hours and the cold rain storm is on the way.

I so proud I'm out witting three felines.

Posted by: Beartooth at March 04, 2017 03:14 PM (qIhPN)

17 I'm not feelin' the love.

Posted by: April the Giraffe at March 04, 2017 03:15 PM (vRcUp)

18 are you ever going to use that picture of Yoko i sent in?

Posted by: Zombie John Lennon at March 04, 2017 03:16 PM (6Gp5m)

19 This is Shadow and Shue. This is roughly 160lbs of dogs squeezed into about 36" of a 72" couch.

They have their paws on the couch! SCANDAL!

Posted by: MSM at March 04, 2017 03:16 PM (vRcUp)

20 Where are that cat's ears?

Posted by: Aunt Luna at March 04, 2017 03:16 PM (oF6wJ)

21 17 I'm not feelin' the love.
Posted by: April the Giraffe at March 04, 2017 03:15 PM (vRcUp)

Just because he's got a long neck doesn't mean anything.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 04, 2017 03:16 PM (0mRoj)

22 beautiful pets one and all! Although I admit to being partial to any photograph that includes a Golden Retriever. They make me happy.


Hermon looks like he's pretending to be the dominant one in that pair. He's fooling no one.


Sunny - the perfect name for a Golden. Sunshine disguised as a dog. Love it.

Posted by: grammie winger at March 04, 2017 03:17 PM (bpfzP)

23 Jemma - I'm trying to figure out what kind of dog she is. Setter? Pointer?

Posted by: grammie winger at March 04, 2017 03:19 PM (bpfzP)

24 Beautiful Petmorons, as always, and fun links too. Thanks Mis. Hum.!

I loved the orangutan who wanted to see the baby.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at March 04, 2017 03:19 PM (tHwdc)

25 Beautiful sets of pets. Thank you for submitting photos!

Posted by: washrivergal at March 04, 2017 03:19 PM (Ivjge)

26 1 Those are some big eyes on that cat at the top.

Posted by: HH at March 04, 2017 02:56 PM (DrCtv)

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That's a cat? I thought it was a quokka ...

Posted by: ShainS at March 04, 2017 03:20 PM (mt8X9)

27 Great photos! Papillons look like they belong on a calendar-so cute.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 04, 2017 03:22 PM (fDdVG)

28 I'm spending a lot of time on the road recently and have started taking Conor (24 lbs of French Bulldog) with me. I've started worrying about his safety if I had an accident. Currently, he rides in the right rear seat in an elevated car seat so he can look out the window. I've rigged a clip-on leash attached to the rear headrest which goes to his harness and allows him to move around but looks like it would protect him somewhat in the event of a panic stop or front-end collision. Has anyone else worried about such an event, and, if so, how are you protecting your dog?

Posted by: Hrothgar at March 04, 2017 03:23 PM (cV6Ls)

29 Speaking of animals, is it possible to artificially induce a giraffe?

Posted by: Aunt Luna at March 04, 2017 03:24 PM (oF6wJ)

30 Here is another picture of the vicious Quokka....
http://tinypic.com/r/2s7ibme/9

Posted by: lindarising at March 04, 2017 03:25 PM (JNDQi)

31 That's a cat? I thought it was a quokka ...

Posted by: ShainS


The reason I think that cats are the closest to humans of all animals in the animal kingdom is that they have high foreheads and short muzzles. Quokkas are cute, but they are just regular animals.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at March 04, 2017 03:28 PM (vRcUp)

32 Sorry to hear about Shue. Wonder if there is some genetic issue with Great Pyrenees. Like Shue, my daughter's GP came down with bone cancer, had the right leg amputated when it broke, and is now two years past the vet's expected survival date.

Posted by: Hrothgar at March 04, 2017 03:28 PM (cV6Ls)

33 Shirley the cat just woke up and is downstairs begging Mom for treats.

Posted by: DaveA at March 04, 2017 03:29 PM (8J/Te)

34 they make harnesses for dogs that attach to a seat-belt, so that the seat-belt functions for them, just like it does for you.

the harnesses go around the chest in several places, so that the force is distributed safely, should it ever be needed.

you should be able to find them in any large pet store, or on line...

don't forget to use Ace's link to Amazon when you shop!

Posted by: redc1c4 at March 04, 2017 03:35 PM (6Gp5m)

35 MisHum,
I sent you an email. Please respond.

Posted by: Carol at March 04, 2017 03:36 PM (sj3Ax)

36 Beautiful pets all .. pet thread always makes my day.

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at March 04, 2017 03:38 PM (CNHr1)

37 29
Speaking of animals, is it possible to artificially induce a giraffe?

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Why yes.


Yes it is.

Posted by: Horny and long suffering Daddy giraffe at March 04, 2017 03:41 PM (KgpWR)

38 It's Peturday!! Yay!

...Firefighters rescue same dog from roof twice in an hour...

"That was fun!" thinks Fido. "Let's play that game again! and again!"

I know that one.

Posted by: mindful webworker, pet-peevishly at March 04, 2017 03:43 PM (hGZJP)

39 One of these days I will send you photos of my pet Kraken, Snoodles.

Posted by: Brian Williams at March 04, 2017 03:44 PM (vRcUp)

40 Speaking of animals, is it possible to artificially induce a giraffe?

Asking for a friend?

Posted by: m at March 04, 2017 03:46 PM (QPdNE)

41 Sheddy McDroolsalot?

Personally, I have a Little Miss Meow-Meow in my house.

/did you know that cats can make a whiney child noise? They can.

Posted by: shibumi at March 04, 2017 03:48 PM (J5mC3)

42 A swell lot o' thieves! Thanks for sharing, Horde. And as for you lurkers, lurk less and talk more. My God, they let.me in, which should give you an idea of the standards here.

Big black Max looked very good today at the Baytown KC show but only went Reserve. Dan and Dot are entered for tomorrow, where there's a major in bitches, so we have our fingers crossed.

Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at March 04, 2017 03:48 PM (9vsic)

43 It appears that giraffes chew the cud, but that sure is a long way to burp up the bolus.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at March 04, 2017 03:49 PM (LTHVh)

44 That cat. I make that face when it's the weekend.

Posted by: Rosasharn at March 04, 2017 03:49 PM (PzBTm)

45 Sheddy McDroolsalot?

Personally, I have a Little Miss Meow-Meow in my house.

/did you know that cats can make a whiney child noise? They can.



Posted by: shibumi
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I have two senorita meow-meows myself.
And one does a very whiny meow when she wants food or to go out.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at March 04, 2017 03:52 PM (hVdx9)

46 Sunny - the perfect name for a Golden.

I've always thought of them as Sturmstomach V

Retrievers left to their own devices eat everything within olfactory range.

Posted by: JEM at March 04, 2017 03:52 PM (D7HXY)

47 I'm glad most giraffes seem comfortable with being giraffes. But what if one of them were diagnosed with body dysphoria? Would it be possible to shorten their necks with plastic surgery? And getting rid of those horns? And shortening those legs? And giving them nose jobs? It seems horrible having to go through life looking like that.

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at March 04, 2017 03:57 PM (vRcUp)

48 Wonder what the status of Bo is?

Posted by: Jack Sock at March 04, 2017 03:57 PM (IDPbH)

49 When I retire I'm going to get a labradoodle. I hate leaving a dog alone for over eight hours or I'd get one now.

Posted by: Jack Sock at March 04, 2017 04:00 PM (IDPbH)

50 Posted by: Jack Sock at March 04, 2017 03:57 PM (IDPbH)

No more photo ops needed?

My bet is stir fry.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 04, 2017 04:01 PM (rF0hx)

51
That's a cat? I thought it was a quokka ...

Posted by: ShainS at March 04, 2017 03:20 PM (mt8X9)







Either way, it's definitely some variety of weasel.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 04, 2017 04:01 PM (XWkhW)

52 48 Wonder what the status of Bo is?
Posted by: Jack Sock at March 04, 2017 03:57 PM (IDPbH)


*burp*

Posted by: Barak at March 04, 2017 04:01 PM (Fmupd)

53 Wonder what the status of Bo is?

OH! Thanks for the reminder!

*checks smoker temp and fuel....*

Whew, almost forgot!

Posted by: TFG at March 04, 2017 04:02 PM (044Fx)

54 Kodos- Best of luck.

Posted by: Ben Had at March 04, 2017 04:04 PM (gR5Vc)

55
38 It's Peturday!! Yay!

...Firefighters rescue same dog from roof twice in an hour...

"That was fun!" thinks Fido. "Let's play that game again! and again!"

I know that one.

Posted by: mindful webworker, pet-peevishly at March 04, 2017 03:43 PM (hGZJP)









Had a neighbor who owned a Jack Russell that would get up onto his roof all the time. He'd climb up through the pickup truck's bed to the cab and to the carport overhang. Then the dog would stand there all arrogant-like, barking at everything and surveying his domain.

Actually it was pretty cool.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 04, 2017 04:05 PM (XWkhW)

56 When I retire I'm going to get a labradoodle. I hate leaving a dog alone for over eight hours or I'd get one now.

Posted by: Jack Sock
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You can't let them go unsupervised. If they know you are leaving them alone for that long they take their fur off and surf the web for porn.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at March 04, 2017 04:07 PM (hVdx9)

57 So the consensus is Bo is somewhere playing with Socks.

Posted by: Jack Sock at March 04, 2017 04:08 PM (IDPbH)

58 Slow thread. I guess the humans are off surfing the web for porn

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at March 04, 2017 04:09 PM (hVdx9)

59 What great looking pets. The papillons really caught my eye. The one on the right reminds me of our little female toy poodle with those big eyes and tiny muzzle. A sweet memory.

Posted by: JTB at March 04, 2017 04:11 PM (V+03K)

60 Speaking of animals, the Houston Livestock show and Rodeo starts March 7th. That means it's guaranteed to rain all next week.

Posted by: Jack Sock at March 04, 2017 04:12 PM (IDPbH)

61 Slow thread. I guess the humans are off surfing the web for porn

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale


We need a foot thread to liven things up.

Posted by: Quentin Tarantino at March 04, 2017 04:12 PM (vRcUp)

62 For those who are interested, the Iditarod ceremonial start is on right now, and tomorrow they will restart in Fairbanks (not enough snow on the Farewell Burn this year). www.iditarod.com has live coverage.

Posted by: tcn in AK at March 04, 2017 04:14 PM (cm1Bl)

63 Is Sheddy related to Shelvey?

Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 04, 2017 04:15 PM (EZebt)

64 Came back to read the comments as I do often on these weekend threads. Where is everyone?

Posted by: Skip at March 04, 2017 04:15 PM (HDU3V)

65 Hrothgar, I use a harness like the one redcic4 described that works with a seatbelt. Doggie hates it bc she likes to move around a lot, but too bad for her. IIRC, it was under $20.

Posted by: L, Elle at March 04, 2017 04:15 PM (8oSoU)

66 Hermon is not the first dog I've seen that is owned by a kitteh.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 04, 2017 04:19 PM (EZebt)

67 1 Those are some big eyes on that cat at the top.

Posted by: HH at March 04, 2017 02:56 PM
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Top cat is tripping on 'shrooms.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 04, 2017 04:22 PM (EZebt)

68 Hope for Paws rescues two abandoned dogs. Really sweet cute pups. Both have at least some pit in them. One has short stubby legs that make we wonder if that's how my puppy Tali will turn out.

https://youtu.be/dFcyPUZMSWs

Posted by: buzzion at March 04, 2017 04:22 PM (cAnNx)

69 Slow thread. I guess the humans are off surfing the web for porn

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale

We need a foot thread to liven things up.

Posted by: Quentin Tarantino
****

Aaaand I hate you even more now...

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at March 04, 2017 04:22 PM (hVdx9)

70 Those are some big eyes on that cat at the top.

Posted by: HH
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Kitty got into the kid's Ritalin.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at March 04, 2017 04:23 PM (hVdx9)

71 Does anyone keep tropical fish? We had Achilles the Betta some years ago. He was pretty cool. I was able to train him to take a tiny piece of his food from my fingers.

I sometimes think about putting up a small tank for White Clouds. They are pretty, about the size of a Neon Tetra and supposedly even easier to care for and breed. We can be gone for several days or more and they will be okay.

Posted by: JTB at March 04, 2017 04:26 PM (V+03K)

72 The reason I think that cats are the closest to humans of all animals in the animal kingdom is that they have high foreheads and short muzzles.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at March 04, 2017 03:28 PM (vRcUp)

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That's an interesting suggestion -- had never thought of it. Makes sense.

I love how most extraterrestrial aliens (greens and greys?) who've supposedly abducted, or been seen by, humans are depicted with cat-like eyes ...

Posted by: ShainS at March 04, 2017 04:27 PM (mt8X9)

73 Brody's protective quotient went up to 85 the other day. Barn was closed up and an unexpected delivery showed up. Odd, but Ibizans bay more than bark. All the hackles on his back were standing straight up and he didn't quit until the person had gone. He is warping in the right direction.

Posted by: Ben Had at March 04, 2017 04:27 PM (gR5Vc)

74 Slow thread. I guess the humans are off surfing the web for porn

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at March 04, 2017 04:09 PM (hVdx9)

Well, I was out driving around in the sports car. With the dog riding shotgun.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 04, 2017 04:27 PM (WDdjT)

75 MisHum,
Did you see the email I sent you last week?

Posted by: lindarising at March 04, 2017 04:28 PM (JNDQi)

76 So French Jeton is married to a dog?

Very goodl looking set of pets today, so many sweet faces.

Posted by: PaleRider at March 04, 2017 04:31 PM (Jen0I)

77 76 So French Jeton is married to a dog?

Very goodl looking set of pets today, so many sweet faces.

Posted by: PaleRider at March 04, 2017 04:31 PM (Jen0I)



And a bitch. Think he thought that through?

Posted by: buzzion at March 04, 2017 04:33 PM (cAnNx)

78 Well, I was out driving around in the sports car. With the dog riding shotgun.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
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*lurks*

Soon...

Posted by: Overlooked obscure bit of Lucas at March 04, 2017 04:34 PM (QEUq0)

79 Just love love love the beautiful animals posted here!

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at March 04, 2017 04:36 PM (TdMsT)

80 How can you tell if a cat is in pain? Kira had surgery on Thursday to remove a lump under her skin, and they gave me a dozen syringes, each with a single dose of a painkiller I was supposed to squirt in her mouth three times a day.

I managed to do it Thursday night and three times on Friday with increasing difficulty, but this morning she flatly refused and I chose not to press the issue.

If she's not in pain, then she doesn't need the medication, but how can I tell?

Posted by: rickl at March 04, 2017 04:36 PM (sdi6R)

81 Damn, posted in the dead thread below and repeated here:

All right then. The lovely and talented (much more than I am) Mrs. Skookumchuk has solicited the Horde's opinion for a dog.
Her - and my - past experience is with German Shepherds in childhood and after. So. Criteria include:

Medium - actually medium to large size.
No drooping, furry ears (Mrs. Skookumchuk's insane and unreasonaing pro-German Shepherd requirement)
A dog that will want to take a 4-6 mile walk every day and be useful not only for upland but also waterfowl hunting (my requirement)

Lab? Springer, albeit with somewhat hairy ears? My thinking is Lab, but I'm open to suggestions.

Posted by: Skookumchuk at March 04, 2017 04:37 PM (/WPPJ)

82 Overlooked obscure bit of Lucas

As the old line goes...

Why do the British drink warm beer?

Because they have Lucas refrigerators.

Speaking of refrigeration, I need to dig out my vacuum pump and R134 hardware and redo one of the car's AC. Probably need to change the accumulator/dryer first, and it's a PITA to get to on that car.

Posted by: JEM at March 04, 2017 04:39 PM (TppKb)

83 @81-German shorthaired Pointer

Posted by: Ben Had at March 04, 2017 04:39 PM (gR5Vc)

84 Pet Thread!!!!!! What a great looking group this week! I'm here with WeaselDog and WeaselCat v2 who are both vying for lap space. WeaselCat won the lap and WeaselDog opted to burrow under her couch blanket.

Sorry I'm late everybody - brought some work home and was busy working on it.

Posted by: Weasel at March 04, 2017 04:41 PM (Sfs6o)

85 83, Ben Had. Yup. Actually, I have been thinking about this option. Please give me your reasons. I understand that heart and blood-clotting diseases can be a problem but hey, nobody's perfect. Please let me know your reasoning on this one. Thanks.

Posted by: Skookumchuk at March 04, 2017 04:44 PM (/WPPJ)

86 Ok, I'm actually starting to buy into the 4-D chess theory. Trump knew they were gonna try to tie him to Russia, and he knew he was clean, so he deliberately cozied up to Putin to bait them into tripping over their own dicks in order to get him.

Imagine, if you will, Trump destroying the Bush, Clinton, and Obama dynasties in the space of 2 years.
Mount Rushmore for that alone.

Posted by: gewa76 at March 04, 2017 04:45 PM (B6OKy)

87 If she's not in pain, then she doesn't need the medication, but how can I tell?

Posted by: rickl at March 04, 2017 04:36 PM (sdi6R)

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My understanding and experience is that cats are pretty good at hiding their pain. You need to be aware of subtle changes in their behaviors (resistance to touch/wanting to be left alone/hiding, not grooming, abnormal body positions/faraway look in the eyes, changes in litter box habits, etc.).

Other options for giving medication, of course, would be painkillers in pill form (sometimes easier than liquids to administer) or consult with your vet and see if they can recommend a compounding pharmacy that can offer a different, more tolerable form.

Posted by: ShainS at March 04, 2017 04:45 PM (mt8X9)

88 I have an indoor /outdoor cat that can come and go through a cat door . I've been sitting here for an hour watching TV or occasionally checking in here. I decided a minute ago to pick up a book and read. That must be like a bat signal to a cat because as soon as I leaned back and raised the book to read , she comes in from outside and jumps up and sits on the book.

Posted by: Jack Sock at March 04, 2017 04:47 PM (IDPbH)

89 Herman and Spooky are just barfing rainbows cute.

All these pets are awesome!

Posted by: logprof at March 04, 2017 04:47 PM (GsAUU)

90 If she's not in pain, then she doesn't need the medication, but how can I tell?
Posted by: rickl
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If this was going to ba an on-going quality-of-life issue, I might stop. But it isn't. We're talking 4 days.

However difficult you find it, wrap her in a towel (if necessary) and shoot the stuff down her throat.

I know it seems callous and brutal, but it's a less brutal 1 minute than the hours that she might be feeling discomfort and pain.

Just my two cents. YMMV

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 04, 2017 04:48 PM (ZO497)

91 Herman and Spooky are just barfing rainbows cute.

All these pets are awesome!

Posted by: logprof


Yes. But it does kind of look like Herman is a hunter who is posing with his catch.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at March 04, 2017 04:52 PM (vRcUp)

92 87
My understanding and experience is that cats are pretty good at hiding their pain. You need to be aware of subtle changes in their behaviors (resistance to touch/wanting to be left alone/hiding, not grooming, abnormal body positions/faraway look in the eyes, changes in litter box habits, etc.).
Posted by: ShainS at March 04, 2017 04:45 PM (mt8X9)


I was thinking that cats are probably stoic. She has been going off by herself and hiding for periods of time, but she's mostly been behaving normally. She can't groom because of the inflatable collar around her neck, which is to keep her from messing up her stitches.

Pills? Don't make me laugh. She is 17 years old and I have *never* successfully given her a pill.

Posted by: rickl at March 04, 2017 04:52 PM (sdi6R)

93 Quokkas ate that cat's ears.

That's the face you make when quokkas eat your ears-

And tell you to smile

Posted by: naturalfake at March 04, 2017 04:55 PM (vZ9Fw)

94 Wrapping cats in a towel works well. Our cat Roscoe takes 3 daily anti-allergy meds by mouth. Even wrapped in a towel, it's a two person job... Little bastard.

Posted by: Skookumchuk at March 04, 2017 04:55 PM (/WPPJ)

95 Springer have droopy furry ears. We love ours. They are sometimes called the Velcro dog as they want to be with you all the time. They are high energy and can sometimes be a challenge.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at March 04, 2017 04:55 PM (Lqy/e)

96 Hrothgar, I got an item from amazon that plugs into the seatbelt female end and hooks to Sophie's harness with a snaffle hook. It is a little stretchy and the length is adjustable. I have no idea how strong it would really be in the event of a collision so I am just very, very careful. And Sophie has her head out the window every second the car is moving so I'm not sure how much good anything would do her.

I also keep her harness connected to her waist leash (my waist, of course) and loop that around the front passenger seat to make sure she can't jump out of the car.

And we have a deal wherein when we come to a red light, she comes over to me, touches my hand with her nose and gets a cookie. She loves that arrangement so much that if we are out walking and I'm not coming across with the cookies fast enough, she touches the cookie bag. I totally created a cookie monster.

Posted by: Tonestaple at March 04, 2017 04:56 PM (+DRpa)

97 What is the medication Rickl? You might go online or call the vet to ask if it is needed to control inflammation or is strictly pain control. I do sometimes use the rule of thumb that when they feel good enough to refuse the medication they don't need it anymore myself. But I might try to dose tonight even if she is announcing she doesn't need it 3x/day.

Posted by: PaleRider at March 04, 2017 04:57 PM (Jen0I)

98 Pills? Don't make me laugh. She is 17 years old and I have *never* successfully given her a pill.

Posted by: rickl


Have you ever tried sneaking the pill in with a plate of wet food, like fancy feast? You don't have to do the "restrain the cat, put your fingers in both ends of its jaw and pry it open, then shove the pill down its throat" thing.

Yes, cats are stoic. ShainS is correct.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at March 04, 2017 04:58 PM (vRcUp)

99 Pills? Don't make me laugh. She is 17 years old and I have *never* successfully given her a pill.

Posted by: rickl at March 04, 2017 04:52 PM (sdi6R)

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Heh. Perhaps you could mix it in with food or a little tuna juice? [For long-term solutions, compounding pharmacies can add flavors and such.]

Otherwise, sounds like Mike Hammer's idea is probably most practical for a short-term solution.

Posted by: ShainS at March 04, 2017 04:58 PM (mt8X9)

100 Notsothoreau - Yeah, so I understand. But not impossible, right? Some friends have two and they appear quasi-reasonable. Not sure about the challenging part, though.

Then there is peaceful coexistence with the cat. Roscoe is very anti-change.

Posted by: Skookumchuk at March 04, 2017 04:59 PM (/WPPJ)

101 Skookumchuk- GSP's are more apt to be a little more protective of their family, which is what I think you like about the shepards. They have great stamina, so you may have to go to 7 miles a day. As with any dog, you would want to check that the inherent problems don't run in that particular line. I think they are good middle of the road dog between Labs and the more obsessive hunting breeds.

Posted by: Ben Had at March 04, 2017 05:00 PM (gR5Vc)

102 We've had some luck crushing pills and putting under a thin top layer of wet food. Don't spread it out too much or they will figure it out. It has to go down in the first couple of swallows - cats really don't chew their food very much.

Posted by: Weasel at March 04, 2017 05:00 PM (Sfs6o)

103 Ben Had - thanks, that's good advice.

Posted by: Skookumchuk at March 04, 2017 05:01 PM (/WPPJ)

104 A lovely bunch of of moron pets, as usual!

Posted by: navybrat at March 04, 2017 05:02 PM (w7KSn)

105 Yes, I've given her pills by grinding them up and mixing them with wet food. But not straight-up forcing a pill down her throat. There were a number of attempts when she was younger in the bathroom with the door closed and wrapping her in a towel, but they never succeeded.

She's sweet and affectionate as can be, but she's also stubborn as a bull and fights like a demon.

Posted by: rickl at March 04, 2017 05:04 PM (sdi6R)

106 Ben Had - the spousal reaction was "oh, I love those."

Posted by: Skookumchuk at March 04, 2017 05:05 PM (/WPPJ)

107 Along the lines of Weasel and others' suggestions, you might try mixing the liquid with some liverworst or wet cat food, etc Rickl. She already skipped one dose so you have an extra if she refuses to touch it that way, but if she gets by stealth with a tasty treat its a win for your peace of mind.

Posted by: PaleRider at March 04, 2017 05:05 PM (Jen0I)

108 Oh Christ - now she has found GSP breeders near us.

Posted by: Skookumchuk at March 04, 2017 05:05 PM (/WPPJ)

109 nood chess/open

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at March 04, 2017 05:06 PM (DioQs)

110 >>Lab? Springer, albeit with somewhat hairy ears? My thinking is Lab, but I'm open to suggestions.

Posted by: Skookumchuk

Labs are versatile bird dogs. While they are generally thought of as water dogs they can be great upland bird dogs too. All round great dogs at home too. Of course, I have two of them so I may be a bit biased.

Posted by: Aviator at March 04, 2017 05:06 PM (/Nite)

111 rickl, another option is to see if your vet (or a compounding pharmacy) has a gel form. I recall using something like that once -- put it on their gums or on their feet where, in theory, they will lick it off.

Posted by: ShainS at March 04, 2017 05:08 PM (mt8X9)

112 110, Aviator -Yup. Well, a lab was my first choice. It now may be lab vs, GSP.

Posted by: Skookumchuk at March 04, 2017 05:09 PM (/WPPJ)

113 Has anyone else worried about such an event, and, if so, how are you protecting your dog?
Posted by: Hrothgar at March 04, 2017 03:23 PM (cV6Ls)

My Berner (79 lbs.) likes to ride in the front passenger seat with me. She has on a harness with a short leash attached. I wrap the leash around the bottom of the headset twice and clip it to the harness. She can adjust herself enough to stick her nose out the window, sit facing forward, or turn toward me. She is protected from flying into the dashboard when I have to stop suddenly. In the back seat, I do the same thing, attaching her to the back headrest, only I give her more leeway so she can move around back there by doing one loop of the leash instead of two.

Posted by: JuJuBee at March 04, 2017 05:10 PM (dargh)

114 >>Aviator -Yup. Well, a lab was my first choice. It now may be lab vs, GSP.

Posted by: Skookumchuk

Compromise - one of each.

Posted by: Aviator at March 04, 2017 05:10 PM (/Nite)

115 Skookumchuk- Kismet, man.

Posted by: Ben Had at March 04, 2017 05:10 PM (gR5Vc)

116 Aviator - could be a workable solution.

Two dogs and an elderly cat, though. Crimeny.

But who dares, wins, right?

Posted by: Skookumchuk at March 04, 2017 05:13 PM (/WPPJ)

117 She's sweet and affectionate as can be, but she's also stubborn as a bull and fights like a demon.

Posted by: rickl


I used to have a cat. Yes they are stubborn. I've often wondered if there could be a market for over the counter tranquilizers that you could just inject into your cat when you need to take them to the vet or give them a bath. I'm guessing the trouble is that idiots would try to get high on that.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at March 04, 2017 05:13 PM (vRcUp)

118 Aviator- Good friend just took his lab Pheasant hunting in Kansas. Was the pups first trip but he worked great.

Posted by: Ben Had at March 04, 2017 05:15 PM (gR5Vc)

119 My cat Ginger Boy died a year ago, 3/6/2016, of sudden heart failure. My heart is buried with him. Rest in peace, Mommy's Golden Boy, and may we meet again on the other side of the Rainbow Bridge...

Posted by: Pat* at March 04, 2017 05:25 PM (qC1ju)

120 >>Ben Had
They generally love to hunt.

Posted by: Aviator at March 04, 2017 05:25 PM (/Nite)

121 Lab? Springer, albeit with somewhat hairy ears? My thinking is Lab, but I'm open to suggestions.

Posted by: Skookumchuk at March 04, 2017 04:37 PM (/WPPJ)


Viszla!

Posted by: Jasper Perino at March 04, 2017 05:27 PM (cV6Ls)

122 Aw man. I took a nap and missed the pet thread.

Posted by: @votermom @vm at March 04, 2017 05:30 PM (Om16U)

123 Jasper Perino, Yeah. The Mrs. is maybe 10 years older than Dana, brunette and twice as opinionated, though heart's in the right place. But Vizlas are not water dogs, right?

Posted by: Skookumchuk at March 04, 2017 05:32 PM (/WPPJ)

124 Thanks to everyone for the harness suggestions. I think it would be easier if he were a taller dog and was actually sitting on the seat instead of in a doggie high chair. But I found one on Ace's Amazon link that I'm going to try that looks like it might work and be slightly more secure than my jury-rigged solution.

Posted by: Hrothgar at March 04, 2017 05:33 PM (cV6Ls)

125 "Has anyone else worried about such an event, and, if so, how are you protecting your dog?"

Just let them drive.

Posted by: navybrat at March 04, 2017 05:34 PM (w7KSn)

126 111 rickl, another option is to see if your vet (or a compounding pharmacy) has a gel form. I recall using something like that once -- put it on their gums or on their feet where, in theory, they will lick it off.
Posted by: ShainS at March 04, 2017 05:08 PM (mt8X9)


I already give her blood pressure medication that way. It's a gel that I rub on the inside of her ear flap. (Not inside the ear canal, but on the inside of the pointy part.)

Anyway, just now I tried again. I grabbed her by the scruff of the neck and lifted her off the floor, then waited for her to open her mouth and squirted it in. Success!

Also, I had moved her litterbox upstairs on Thursday on the vet's advice, since she was too woozy to deal with stairs at that point. Just now I moved it back downstairs, since she's handling stairs OK now.

I found a turd on the floor downstairs where the litterbox *should* be. I guess she's way ahead of me.

Posted by: rickl at March 04, 2017 05:36 PM (sdi6R)

127 But Vizlas are not water dogs, right?

Posted by: Skookumchuk at March 04, 2017 05:32 PM (/WPPJ)


In theory, maybe not, but my Prinz loved the water and could swim like a fish. I thought they were a combination hunting and protection dog so a Viszla should work out. My recollection of a time, sadly long past, is that he had partial webbing between the toes, but not like that a true Chesapeake Bay or Labrador Retriever.

Posted by: Hrothgar at March 04, 2017 05:37 PM (cV6Ls)

128 Posted by: Hrothgar at March 04, 2017 03:23 PM (cV6Ls)

I was reading some recs for car harnesses like - the Kurgo and Sleepypod.

Posted by: @votermom @vm at March 04, 2017 05:38 PM (Om16U)

129 Just let them drive.

Posted by: navybrat at March 04, 2017 05:34 PM (w7KSn)


I'll just tell the arresting officer that he is an illegal alien dog and doesn't need no steenkin' license!

Posted by: Hrothgar at March 04, 2017 05:39 PM (cV6Ls)

130 Hrothgar, that's good advice, thanks. I will have to check it out.

Posted by: Skookumchuk at March 04, 2017 05:40 PM (/WPPJ)

131 Posted by: @votermom @vm at March 04, 2017 05:38 PM (Om16U)

I ordered the Bergan Dog Harness, but I'll take a look at the others.
http://tinyurl.com/zqnhb9f

Posted by: Hrothgar at March 04, 2017 05:42 PM (cV6Ls)

132 Posted by: Skookumchuk at March 04, 2017 05:40 PM (/WPPJ)

They are lovely dogs, but they are perhaps the ultimate Velcro dog and expect to be a permanent part of your family life as is their birthright.

Posted by: Hrothgar at March 04, 2017 05:45 PM (cV6Ls)

133 This is Jemma. She is not our dog, she is my wife's sister

Since no one else has said it, I guess I will. Your wife's sister looks a LOT like a dog.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at March 04, 2017 05:46 PM (MZcWR)

134 Joking aside, if you are that concerned about your pet while traveling in a car, put the pet in the carrier. Strap the carrier down.

But NOT ON THE ROOF!

Posted by: navybrat at March 04, 2017 05:46 PM (w7KSn)

135 Joking aside, if you are that concerned about your pet while traveling
in a car, put the pet in the carrier. Strap the carrier down.

But NOT ON THE ROOF!


But it won't fit underneath!

Posted by: "Smart Car" owner at March 04, 2017 05:50 PM (IcT7t)

136 Posted by: navybrat at March 04, 2017 05:46 PM (w7KSn)


Noooo!

Posted by: Conor at March 04, 2017 05:51 PM (cV6Ls)

137 Love the Pet Thread. Alas, I can't have pets myself because of allergies, so thanks for letting me enjoy yours.

Posted by: itsacookbook at March 04, 2017 05:51 PM (yPxXc)

138 Medium - actually medium to large size.
No drooping, furry ears (Mrs. Skookumchuk's insane and unreasonaing pro-German Shepherd requirement)
A dog that will want to take a 4-6 mile walk every day and be useful not only for upland but also waterfowl hunting (my requirement)

Lab? Springer, albeit with somewhat hairy ears? My thinking is Lab, but I'm open to suggestions.
Posted by: Skookumchuk at March 04, 2017 04:37 PM (/WPPJ)


I woulda said standard poodle except for the ears requirement.

Here's some suggestions

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http://www.ducks.org/hunting/retriever-training/ top-ten-retrievers

Posted by: @votermom @vm at March 04, 2017 05:52 PM (Om16U)

139 rickl, re dosing your kitteh, you may be able to turn the liquid into pills. You can probably purchase gel capsules at your local pharmacy and then put the pain med into a capsule or two, depending on size of dose, and pop it down kitty's throat.

Posted by: Tonestaple at March 04, 2017 06:06 PM (+DRpa)

140 Anyway, just now I tried again. I grabbed her by the scruff of the neck and lifted her off the floor, then waited for her to open her mouth and squirted it in. Success!

Posted by: rickl at March 04, 2017 05:36 PM (sdi6R)

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Posted by: ShainS at March 04, 2017 06:08 PM (mt8X9)

141 Votermom - the Boykin is probably out due to its small size. But any of the Labs would be fine. As maybe a larger spaniel.

Posted by: Skookumchuk at March 04, 2017 06:08 PM (/WPPJ)

142 I get to visit the puppies this week for the first time.
I'm super excited.

Posted by: @votermom @vm at March 04, 2017 06:10 PM (Om16U)

143 How come my dog only tilts her head in one direction, and disturbingly, it's to the left. I've always thought that dogs were conservatives by nature and when my dog gets her cute on, it's always to the left, never to the right, ever to the left. It's wrong.

Posted by: Tonestaple at March 04, 2017 06:10 PM (+DRpa)

144 Tonestaple- do you cock your head when you talk to her?

Posted by: Ben Had at March 04, 2017 06:24 PM (gR5Vc)

145 Tomorrow morning, my lovely ginger striped cat, Rosemary, will visit the vet for the last time. She's only eight years old, definitely way too young to leave me and her brother. But Rosy was totally dedicated to energy conservation. She looked like a four legged basketball from the rear. Both the Humane Society and my vet warned me that there would be consequences for obesity in an adult cat. A month ago, Rosy was diagnosed with fatty liver causing liver failure. For a month, I have done everything the vet told me to do,but to no avail. She just gets worse and worse. I have stopped torturing her by forcing pills or food down her reluctant gullet. All I'm doing now is using a medicine dropper to get some water into her to prevent dehydration. I took her outside this afternoon so she could have one last breath of fresh air.

Letting her go will hurt like hell, but it's the last thing I can do for her.

Posted by: Deplorable lady with a deplorable basket of deplorable cats at March 04, 2017 06:56 PM (cR/Wn)

146 Maybe I should save this for a gun thread.
Hunter shoots 70 feral pigs in one night.

http://tinyurl.com/gu58b5c

Posted by: navybrat at March 04, 2017 07:04 PM (w7KSn)

147 navybrat- Bless him. Feral pigs are the most destructive bastards there are.
Old Joke- they used to put beer bottles in the arms of all the armadillos that were road kill in Texas. Haven't seen an armadillo in forever but you can't go a mile without a pig on the side of the road.

Posted by: Ben Had at March 04, 2017 07:13 PM (CSwq2)

148 I'm sorry, Deplorable lady.

Posted by: rickl at March 04, 2017 07:16 PM (sdi6R)

149 Not pet thread but if you have ever shot an armadillo you know those things can jump 10 feet in the air and go in any direction.

Posted by: Ben Had at March 04, 2017 07:22 PM (CSwq2)

150 Deplorable Lady, so sorry for you.

Posted by: Lurker Bill at March 04, 2017 07:31 PM (v2Dsv)

151 Tears and prayers of solace for you, Deplorable Lady.
Love is pain.

Posted by: navybrat at March 04, 2017 07:38 PM (w7KSn)

152 Grammie Winger: we were told that Jemma is a Dachshund/Chihuahua mix.

For the record: both Jemma and my wife are physically beautiful, personally adorable, and repose upon the furniture in a sensual but dignified manner.

Posted by: French Jeton at March 04, 2017 07:45 PM (WMvHw)

153 @Deplorable Lady, sorry for that, done that too often with pets.

Thank you everyone for the kind thoughts.

Posted by: Blake at March 04, 2017 08:30 PM (WEBkv)

154 145 Deplorable Lady, I'm sorry too. I lost my Ginger Boy last year to sudden heart failure, no warning whatsoever. I lost my previous cat Smoke the long slow way, had to do IV drips in the scruff to keep her hydrated, she stopped eating, and we finally had to take that last trip to the vet together. Sudden or slow, it doesn't matter - we love them, we lose them, and it's agony either way.

Goodbye, Rosemary - there are more people crying for you than you'll ever know.

Posted by: Pat* at March 04, 2017 10:27 PM (qC1ju)

155 the photo of Jemma is exquisite. Truly beautiful light and composition.

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