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Ace of Spades Pet Thread

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Welcome to the almost world famous Ace of Spades Pet Thread. The thread where cuteness reigns. Grab a beverage, a snack and curl up with the Pet Thread.

A Little of This. A Little of That.


Hipster ate like his dog for 24 hours. Wonder how much rabbit crap he ate. Or worse?


It's horrible to lose a pet. But to lose a pet with special needs is really horrible. Elderly blind dog found after 8 days. This is a happy story.


Meet Roco.Perhaps the clumsiest dog.


Pet alligator. Different strokes for different folks.


Dogs can be so nice. Cats? Not so much.


Meet The Pet Morons


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The Walker family submitted this photo of their beloved dog Dino. He recently crossed over the rainbow bridge. The following is a partial excerpt from the family's Face Book page.

Your last few days were so hard, but I'm grateful that yesterday was a reprieve, and that you got to eat a piece of pizza, wag your tail and run around a bit, and be loved on by all of us the entire day. I guess, legally, I was your "owner." Well, all I can say is, you owned me just as much as I owned you. Rest easy, Dino Walker; friend, constant companion, and well-loved dog."

Sorry for your loss.


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Our next submission is Tucker.

I call this "River with Awesome Dog." Tucker the Aussie near Buffalo Roam, Texas. I realized that I've burned a half a tank of gas this week just giving Dog Rides.-Dave


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Quite the herd of cats.

Here are Grayby, Joey and Louie. The sisters' mom, semi-feral, dialed back her wild lifestyle long enough to birth and ween them in our home. They are very sweet and we thank her.-Marilee


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Jane D'oh's cat Sparky recently passed. Sorry to hear of your loss Jane.


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Check out these trouble makers.

I am lurker Ben H. I love ASHQ , read it everyday . These two morons are my Papillons, Thumper (in the back), and Bambi who is always sharing her food with her toys.


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Our last submission of the week features another pair of trouble makers.

I have been a lurker sometimes commenter since back in the days when the "Llama Butchers" was a live link!
These are our the ridiculous twins;Reggie and Turner. They are Lhasa apso, poodle and dachound and they are brothers. They are the sweetest little bastards around! They love to chew, we call them "power chewers" because they can obliterate a rawhide bone in minutes! They have a very discerning palate and prefer American rawhide and highend electronics. They won't eat a cheapo remote from Walmart, oh no, these guys only chew the remote that belongs to the surround sound that has to be special ordered and $$$$ and they also think iPhones are delicious!!
Thank you MisHum for all you hard work. Sincerely, Cheribe

No. Thank you and the rest of the Morons for submitting photos. We really appreciate all of your submissions and for stopping by. If you want to submit a photo, please include your nic, your pet's name and breed if applicable. We think we are running low on photos. So if you would like to resubmit photo(s) of your pet please feel free to do so.

Tips, photos, stories, etc can be sent to petmorons at gmail dot com. Thanks again.
Here's hoping you have a great week.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at 03:00 PM




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1 FIRST!!!

Posted by: Popeye at March 11, 2017 02:53 PM (vRcUp)

2 Happy Caturday everyone

Posted by: Skip at March 11, 2017 02:54 PM (HDU3V)

3 Good looking critters!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at March 11, 2017 02:54 PM (kTF2Z)

4 Pet Thread!!!

Posted by: Weasel at March 11, 2017 02:57 PM (Sfs6o)

5 My friends parakeet just died. 29 years old. I didn't know they lived so long.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 11, 2017 02:58 PM (0tfLf)

6 Awww, there's our sweet Spanky (not Sparky). Thanks for posting her pic, Mis Hum.

We called her our "perching kitty." Always wanted her legs over the arms of chairs. Also, ever since she was a baby, she'd hold up her "arms" to be picked up and held.

14 1/2 years of love.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 11, 2017 02:59 PM (PY9jH)

7 What a sweet looking bunch this week! Thanks so much for submitting the photos.

Posted by: washrivergal at March 11, 2017 03:00 PM (Ivjge)

8 Snack Size!

Posted by: TFG at March 11, 2017 03:02 PM (8J/Te)

9 Food thread!

Posted by: Obama at March 11, 2017 03:02 PM (0mRoj)

10 Tenth

Posted by: Duke Lowell at March 11, 2017 03:03 PM (kTF2Z)

11 My friends parakeet just died. 29 years old. I didn't know they lived so long.

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I'm not sure if it's true but if I remember right Churchill's parrot not only outlived him but may still be alive today.

Posted by: Captain FartsAStorm at March 11, 2017 03:04 PM (NGRTR)

12 So, the pup in the top pic got into the bath salts and is now eating the kittehs face?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at March 11, 2017 03:04 PM (kTF2Z)

13 Dogs named after Bond villainesses!

Jane, Sparky was clearly a great cat. And I will note that you lost the "get off the furniture" battle we all have with our kitties.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at March 11, 2017 03:05 PM (EnKk6)

14 5 My friends parakeet just died. 29 years old. I didn't know they lived so long.
Posted by: Diogenes at March 11, 2017 02:58 PM (0tfLf)

Damn. That's how old all of us are. Makes you think.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 11, 2017 03:05 PM (0mRoj)

15 I'm in the process of getting a 1 year old cattle dog rescue with floppy ears at the tips, the left ear was torn a half an inch probably due to a fight she had while on the streets. Makes me sad to look at and wondering if this could be fixed by taping the ears like some do with german shepherds, or if she's too old for that to be effective.

Anyone else have experience fixing doggie ears that were floppy but should be erect?

Posted by: Captain FartsAStorm at March 11, 2017 03:06 PM (NGRTR)

16 Anyone else have experience fixing doggie ears that were floppy but should be erect?
Posted by: Captain FartsAStorm at March 11, 2017 03:06 PM (NGRTR)

Vieargra.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 11, 2017 03:07 PM (0mRoj)

17 Damn. That's how old all of us are. Makes you think.

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I'm really amazed how many morons are 29 years old like me, including ace.

Posted by: Captain FartsAStorm at March 11, 2017 03:07 PM (NGRTR)

18 Dogs can be so nice. Cats? Not so much.

Cat is like White Man! They steal my people's land!

Posted by: Elizabeth Warren at March 11, 2017 03:10 PM (vRcUp)

19 I wish I could've met Spanky.

The cats n' dogs this week, are definitely some of the finest pet pictures of the series.

That such small bodies can hold such magnificent souls, never ceases to amaze me.

They give us far more in blessings than we give them in terms of food and care.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at March 11, 2017 03:11 PM (v5iqM)

20 18 Dogs can be so nice. Cats? Not so much.

Cat is like White Man! They steal my people's land!
Posted by: Elizabeth Warren at March 11, 2017 03:10 PM (vRcUp)

That was our land to begin with. You were just keeping it warm for us.

Posted by: Cats at March 11, 2017 03:11 PM (0mRoj)

21 Vieargra. Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 11, 2017 03:07 PM (0mRoj)

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Pretty sure that wouldnt work on a female dog.

Posted by: Captain FartsAStorm at March 11, 2017 03:12 PM (NGRTR)

22 So, the pup in the top pic got into the bath salts and is now eating the kittehs face?

Posted by: Duke Lowell


To be fair that cat does look yummy, like a scoop of vanilla peach swirl ice cream. But I'm part asian so maybe that's it.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at March 11, 2017 03:13 PM (vRcUp)

23 Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 11, 2017 02:59 PM (PY9jH)

Sorry to hear of your loss, I know how hard it was for you, but I can't imagine how any cat could ever have a better cat staff than you!

Posted by: Hrothgar at March 11, 2017 03:13 PM (gwPgz)

24 Sadly, Spanky's "sister," Sandy has been missing her terribly. Sandy will be 16 in August.

She and Spanky loved to hang out on the screened porch and watch for deer and other critters.

It was fairly warm yesterday, and when I came home from all my obligations, I opened the door to let her go out for some fresh air.

She walked all around the porch, checking the chairs and love seat, and didn't see Spanky, and so she came back inside and didn't go out again.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 11, 2017 03:17 PM (PY9jH)

25 I've often wondered, maybe cats act high handed because they know they are beautiful at some level. And dogs act humble because they know they are not beautiful (in the sense of having a cat's finely chiseled features).

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at March 11, 2017 03:17 PM (vRcUp)

26
3 million years later, and nothing will have changed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q54lVO7elt0

Posted by: TheSev at March 11, 2017 03:22 PM (Av8i6)

27 Anyone else have experience fixing doggie ears that were floppy but should be erect?

Posted by: Captain FartsAStorm at March 11, 2017 03:06 PM

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Sorry, no advice about fixing. Just personal opinion: I think the floppy ears are endearing. A friend adopted a cattle dog with one floppy ear. Also, I fostered a Staffy with flop-ears. Makes for a sweet, slightly goofy and adorable look!

Posted by: EyeTest at March 11, 2017 03:24 PM (5x9My)

28 Love the pet photos today. Sorry some of them are gone. Glad they ard still loved.

Speaking of dogs that share food with their toys, a friend's chihuahua took her stuffed animal out every day to go potty.

Posted by: KT at March 11, 2017 03:24 PM (qahv/)

29 Tucker seems to be a popular doggie name. I wonder why that is.

Posted by: L, Elle at March 11, 2017 03:24 PM (wmrFg)

30 Horrible puppy story to share. Friend was fostering a puppy this week that came up in a shelter puppy shipment of 50 from a southern state. One pup in shipment had parvo, now all of them are exposed or sick, her pup is deathly ill and in hospital and may not make it. Parvo is one nasty fucker of a virus. Please make sure your pets' shots are up to date, incuding the maximum parvo vaccine, it is horrible and really contangious.

Posted by: Goldilocks at March 11, 2017 03:28 PM (pOgVG)

31 I remember when any schmuck could order a pet alligator through the mail. The ads were in the back of magazines.

About 15 different federal agencies would descend on you if you tried that today.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 11, 2017 03:30 PM (8ZskC)

32
She walked all around the porch, checking the chairs and love seat, and didn't see Spanky, and so she came back inside and didn't go out again.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 11, 2017 03:17 PM (PY9jH)

That just makes me sad. I am so sorry for you and Sandy. Losing a pet is awful, but I think a grieving pet is almost as bad.

Get Sandy lots of whatever her favorite treat it, and spoil her even more rotten. She deserves it!

Posted by: moki at March 11, 2017 03:32 PM (wuzmq)

33
Speaking of dogs that share food with their toys, a friend's chihuahua took her stuffed animal out every day to go potty.
Posted by: KT at March 11, 2017 03:24 PM (qahv/)

Our Newfie does that with his stuffed iguana, stuffed puppy, and a set of Matruskha dolls. And he wants the Matruskha dolls separated, so they can all go.

It can be time consuming.

Posted by: moki at March 11, 2017 03:34 PM (wuzmq)

34 My heart goes out for all who have lost their beloved pets. Nikita will be gone two years in April and it still hurts.

Posted by: Taqyia2Me - Deplorubus Unum at March 11, 2017 03:35 PM (Ftuf+)

35 i always look forward to the pet thread.
thanks for sharing everyone.


also love the top pic.
i wonder what breed that pup is?
nice markings

Posted by: concrete girl at March 11, 2017 03:39 PM (pe9k3)

36 Get Sandy lots of whatever her favorite treat it, and spoil her even more rotten. She deserves it!

Posted by: moki at March 11, 2017 03:32 PM (wuzmq)


I would love to, but she's on prescription thyroid cat food for the rest of her life. No more treats or other food of any kind.

If I had known we were going to have to euthanize Spanky, I would have given her all the rotisserie chicken tidbits and other cat treats she wanted. She was also on thyroid cat food. Sadly, the day she became ill, she was too miserable to eat. How I wish she could have had one last day eating and enjoying all the things she loved.


We call both our girls "angels on earth in little cat suits." They're blessings.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 11, 2017 03:40 PM (PY9jH)

37 We had to put our little Chihuahua, Heidi, to sleep yesterday. It was cancer.

I got Heidi for my wife in 2007 but she bonded to me. She slept with me and every morning followed me upstairs to my office and lay up there. She spent every evening in my lap.

I will miss my little daddy's girl.

Posted by: Michael the TEXIT at March 11, 2017 03:41 PM (nvMvs)

38 Meet Roco.Perhaps the clumsiest dog.

Now imagine a drunken Hillary trying to climb into bed, and rewatch that video.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at March 11, 2017 03:42 PM (vRcUp)

39 One of our last kitties, Dolly, lived to be 18.

When she was a kitten, a friend gave her a soft toy kitty that was bigger than she was. She dragged that thing everywhere she went, kneading on it and sleeping with it, even dragging it onto our bed at night (which was hilarious). It was flat and threadbare to the point it was barely recognizable as a toy cat.

Cats and dogs aren't too different than toddlers in some ways.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 11, 2017 03:44 PM (PY9jH)

40
I will miss my little daddy's girl.

Posted by: Michael the TEXIT at March 11, 2017 03:41 PM (nvMvs)


I am so very, very sorry. Prayers for you, your wife, and your daddy's girl.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 11, 2017 03:45 PM (PY9jH)

41 Sorry about your dog/family member, Heidi, Michael.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 11, 2017 03:46 PM (fDdVG)

42 When I saw the clumsy dog link, I thought it was going to be this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6w2UxDdhZPk

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at March 11, 2017 03:46 PM (vRcUp)

43 A friend adopted a cattle dog with one floppy ear. Also, I fostered a Staffy with flop-ears
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Normally I wouldn't worry about it, but it looks unnatural because I think they were the result of injury rather than a hereditary trait. I may have to ask a vet about it to ensure the ears are ok and she's not in any pain.

Posted by: Captain FartsAStorm at March 11, 2017 03:50 PM (NGRTR)

44 And Dino was a very handsome dog, Condolences to the Walker family.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 11, 2017 03:50 PM (fDdVG)

45 Woof,,, woof,,, woof,,, woof-woof-woof,,, woof,,, woof,,, woof

Posted by: teej at March 11, 2017 03:50 PM (Jd44p)

46 When I saw the clumsy dog link, I thought it was going to be this:



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6w2UxDdhZPk





Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at March 11, 2017 03:46 PM (vRcUp)


LOL. Made me think of a certain someone's umbrella and hoop skilz.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 11, 2017 03:50 PM (PY9jH)

47 Dino looks easy to love.

Posted by: m at March 11, 2017 03:51 PM (3jGss)

48 Jane just had the most prescient comment. We grieve at losing them but then the memories that made the so special come back and the tears of sorrow turn to tears of laughter and joy.

Posted by: Ben Had at March 11, 2017 03:52 PM (mi9+A)

49
29 Tucker seems to be a popular doggie name. I wonder why that is.
Posted by: L, Elle at March 11, 2017 03:24 PM (wmrFg)

Um. Australian slang word for food.

You, worthless ex-President! Get away from Tucker! Scat!

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at March 11, 2017 03:54 PM (FtrY1)

50 OT but The Last Sunset is coming on TCM.

Worth watching?

Also, Barkevious Mingo signed with the Colts.

(That comment made purely for the sake of gratuitously mentioning Barkeviuous Mingo, and because colts can be pets.)

Posted by: logprof at March 11, 2017 03:55 PM (GsAUU)

51 I tried to forward a story this week to you but it just wouldn't work. The story was about two brother doggies that were taken to a LA shelter, one had a birth defect of a twisted bottom jaw. The special one was slated to be put down, but an angel came in and told them no problem I'll take both of them home.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at March 11, 2017 03:57 PM (6Ll1u)

52 Son just got a puppy. He is expecting a baby in July-August. Oooookay. The family is trying to keep the name for the baby reasonable, the last baby name floated was Murphy for a boy or girl. At least they gave the name to the puppy rather than the baby. Eternal vigilance to save the baby from an embarrassing name. Traditional always works.

Posted by: mustbequantum at March 11, 2017 04:00 PM (MIKMs)

53 Dino Walker had such wonderful eyes. Prayers for his family and all families who have lost their little furry ones.

Posted by: Mrs JTB at March 11, 2017 04:00 PM (V+03K)

54 There were two kittens for adoption here recently. They were found right after Hurricane Matthew, sick and scared, their mom missing.

The little orange tabby boy is completely blind, and uses his sister as his "eyes." They were up for adoption as a pair. Apparently, they were getting along with the dogs in their foster home well, and the little blind kitteh manages to play with toys.

Eventually, I'd like to adopt a pair of sibling kitties if possible, but I certainly wouldn't inflict that on Sandy now.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 11, 2017 04:01 PM (PY9jH)

55 If it isn't an English pointer then I have serious doubts about it being the clumsiest dog.

Posted by: Moron Robbie at March 11, 2017 04:01 PM (/f1mm)

56 Barkeviovs Mingo is a nice looking man, but it does sound more like a name for a dog.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 11, 2017 04:01 PM (fDdVG)

57 Traditional always works.
Posted by: mustbequantum

Family names, dammit!

There are a wealth of them to pick from, and it lends a sense of continuity.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 11, 2017 04:02 PM (ZO497)

58 >>Our Newfie does that with his stuffed iguana, stuffed puppy, and a set of Matruskha dolls. And he wants the Matruskha dolls separated, so they can all go.

My best friends have a Bernese. He is a giant baby and he carries his blankie everywhere, particularly when he gets excited which is all the time.

They used to have a yellow lab who did the same thing with a stuffed shark. Years ago, a bunch of us were heading up to Maine for a weekend and we had to stop and wait while they turned around and went back for his shark. He wouldn't stop whining and howling until he had it. Big baby.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 11, 2017 04:03 PM (/tuJf)

59 Jane's cat Sparky looks a bit like my cat Penny.

So sorry for your loss Jane. {{hugs}}

Posted by: shibumi at March 11, 2017 04:03 PM (J5mC3)

60 Family names, dammit!



There are a wealth of them to pick from, and it lends a sense of continuity.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 11, 2017 04:02 PM (ZO497)


THIS. Never, ever go full Gwyneth Paltrow and name a kid Apple. Or worse, Moon Unit (*sigh* Frank Zappa).

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 11, 2017 04:03 PM (PY9jH)

61 I liked this photo of cats:

http://tinyurl.com/hwhbmtf

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 11, 2017 04:03 PM (fDdVG)

62 The ex's and my beagle Gracie was much closer to me.
Could have been the napping on my chest as a little puppy or I was the one who took her bunny hunting. Who knows?

She slept with us.
When first in bed she would lay between us and let both of us pet her.
But as soon as she noticed I had stopped she would get up and lay behind my knees.
Then shortly after the evening's, um, festivities started she would get up, walk to the foot of the bed, look back at me like "How could you?", and go upstairs till time to sleep.
Gave us a laugh every night for years.

Posted by: teej at March 11, 2017 04:04 PM (Jd44p)

63 56 Barkeviovs Mingo is a nice looking man, but it does sound more like a name for a dog.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 11, 2017 04:01 PM (fDdVG)

--I would love to name a dog Barkevious. Barkevious Mingo to me always sounded like a strange Star Wars character.

Posted by: logprof at March 11, 2017 04:04 PM (GsAUU)

64 I liked this photo of cats:



http://tinyurl.com/hwhbmtf

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 11, 2017 04:03 PM (fDdVG)


Heh. That's probably the mother cat thinking, "I should have been more careful not to drop you on your head when you were newborn."

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 11, 2017 04:05 PM (PY9jH)

65 THIS. Never, ever go full Gwyneth Paltrow and name a kid Apple. Or worse, Moon Unit (*sigh* Frank Zappa).

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 11, 2017 04:03 PM (PY9jH)

Don't forget us.

Posted by: Dweezel Zappa and Zowie Bowie at March 11, 2017 04:06 PM (GsAUU)

66 Family names, dammit!
There are a wealth of them to pick from, and it lends a sense of continuity. Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 11, 2017 04:02 PM (ZO497)
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Totally agree, but I don't think I'll have much direct input.

My parents used to pick a name, any name, sufficiently unlike any family name that was supposed to be everyone's official nickname (like a lot of us, they called us by wrong names all the time). As soon as we got a new pet, the pet was given the old general-purpose nickname.

Posted by: mustbequantum at March 11, 2017 04:06 PM (MIKMs)

67 Our Frenchton (French Bulldog-Boston Terrier cross) got named Tucker because he loved his tucker (in the Aussie sense on the word) and his French Bulldog buddies (Sofie and Toby).

Posted by: Hrothgar at March 11, 2017 04:07 PM (gwPgz)

68 The multiple animal photos are delightful. Great to see Thumper, Bambi, Reggie, Turner, Grayby, Joey, and Louie.

Posted by: Mrs JTB at March 11, 2017 04:07 PM (V+03K)

69 THIS. Never, ever go full Gwyneth Paltrow and name a kid Apple. Or worse, Moon Unit (*sigh* Frank Zappa).

Posted by: Jane D'oh
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A niece and nephew named their daughter 'Skye'.
Wait a second.. until my blood pressure drops back down...






Okay. I can't think about it without that happening.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 11, 2017 04:07 PM (ZO497)

70 Apparently it doesn't matter if a girl has a stupid name but it actually harms boys.


None of my kids had a "transitional object". The animals don't either. I'm their flippin' object. Sigh.

I'd also be interested in the sexes of the dogs and cats in the video. My male cat who weighs exactly the same as my female dog would never get away with that. She's a bitch.

Posted by: dagny at March 11, 2017 04:09 PM (Mc+44)

71 This guy makes hats for his porch toad. I think he should get together with the lady who dresses her alligator in little dresses. Perhaps they can start a couturier/millenery business for amphibians and reptiles:

http://tinyurl.com/hltlto2

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 11, 2017 04:10 PM (fDdVG)

72 And one of the worst things that later becomes a best thing is when you have a truck or car (or pieces of furniture, maybe) that the animal loved.

When enough time passes your truck rides alone move beyond sad and lonely and become moments of sweet and pleasant memories instead.

Posted by: Moron Robbie at March 11, 2017 04:10 PM (/f1mm)

73 Normally I wouldn't worry about it, but it looks unnatural because I think they were the result of injury rather than a hereditary trait. I may have to ask a vet about it to ensure the ears are ok and she's not in any pain.
Posted by: Captain FartsAStorm at March 11, 2017 03:50 PM (NGRTR)

Is s/he an ACD? That's what Ajax is and his ears freaked me out because even as a puppy they were always pricked. Makes him look like he is always alert.

There could be another explanation- s/he is not a pure bred and there is something else in the mix that had floppy ears.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 11, 2017 04:12 PM (R7+kO)

74 A niece and nephew named their daughter 'Skye'.
Wait a second.. until my blood pressure drops back down...






Okay. I can't think about it without that happening.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 11, 2017 04:07 PM (ZO497)

--The two chicks I've heard of named Skye (including Ione Skye) were both named after the Isle of Skye in Scotland.

There are worse namesakes out there. (*COUGH* Track Palin *COUGH*)

Posted by: logprof at March 11, 2017 04:13 PM (GsAUU)

75 Oh my gawd! Sploosh!

Posted by: Dana Perino at March 11, 2017 04:14 PM (wy4Th)

76 Barkevious Mingo sounds like an exotic disease you'd get from drinking the water in Bora Bora.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at March 11, 2017 04:14 PM (kTF2Z)

77 My papillon has one perky ear and one floppy ear, I would never think of fixing the floppy one, it's what makes her her

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at March 11, 2017 04:15 PM (6Ll1u)

78 Posted by: logprof at March 11, 2017 04:04 PM (GsAUU)

Yes; It does sound exactly like a "Star Wars Character" too.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 11, 2017 04:16 PM (fDdVG)

79 --The two chicks I've heard of named Skye (including Ione Skye) were both named after the Isle of Skye in Scotland.

There are worse namesakes out there. (*COUGH* Track Palin *COUGH*)
Posted by: logprof at March 11, 2017 04:13 PM (GsAUU)

In the same vein, couldn't you name a girl after the Isle of Mann?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 11, 2017 04:17 PM (R7+kO)

80 Son just got a puppy. He is expecting a baby in July-August. Oooookay. The family is trying to keep the name for the baby reasonable, the last baby name floated was Murphy for a boy or girl. At least they gave the name to the puppy rather than the baby. Eternal vigilance to save the baby from an embarrassing name. Traditional always works.

Posted by: mustbequantum


Murphy? *snort* Ridiculous.

What about Blanket? Or Prince Must.B.Quantum III?

Posted by: zombie Michael Jackson at March 11, 2017 04:17 PM (vRcUp)

81 One of the bird magazines had a parrot documented at over 70. One of the problems with owning them is that they tend to outlive the owners. My husband's birds are in their 30s.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at March 11, 2017 04:18 PM (Lqy/e)

82 Or Knee.Elz.Bawr.

Posted by: zombie Michael Jackson at March 11, 2017 04:18 PM (vRcUp)

83 Traditional always works.

Posted by: mustbequantum

A couple of friends is expecting shortly. For a boy they are going with Julian. If a girl, Maude. I applaud the old school, but Maude?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 11, 2017 04:19 PM (R7+kO)

84 I suggested Astrid and it was in the running at least. I always liked the name Astrid.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 11, 2017 04:20 PM (R7+kO)

85 I named one of my cats Blanche, after grandma. Don't think I could have done that to my daughter.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at March 11, 2017 04:23 PM (6Ll1u)

86 84 I suggested Astrid and it was in the running at least. I always liked the name Astrid.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 11, 2017 04:20 PM (R7+kO)


Astird.

Posted by: Michael Scott at March 11, 2017 04:23 PM (GsAUU)

87 I had a friend that named his daughter Arrow. He delivered her in a tipi. She converted to Mormonism and is a housewife with three kids.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at March 11, 2017 04:23 PM (Lqy/e)

88 I applaud the old school, but Maude?

I'd love to see more Maudes in the world. And Matildas. And Agathas.

I can think of a whole lot of worse names.

Posted by: Grey Fox at March 11, 2017 04:23 PM (bZ7mE)

89 I got a phone call from the vet about the mass she removed from my cat Kira last week. The lab said it's a soft tissue sarcoma. While they don't typically metastasize into other organs, they do sent out tendrils like "spider legs" as she put it. They like to see about 1 cm clear on all edges of the mass when it's removed, but in this case it was only 1 mm.

The options are to wait and see if it grows back, or have another surgery in 4 weeks to remove more tissue around the margins.

But she's 17 years old and already has some heart and kidney disease, which are not yet impacting her quality of life. It's possible that they could get her before the cancer comes back, and also, if I wait for it to come back, those diseases could progress to the point where anesthesia could be risky.

While she came through the surgery well, I hate to put her through another one again so soon. But as I said in the previous paragraph, there could be risks to waiting.

Her heart disease is hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, which was originally diagnosed a few years ago. She's been having ultrasounds every six months to monitor it, and it doesn't seem to have gotten much worse.

The kidney issues only appeared after a blood test in December, and she was switched to a food that is supposed to be easier on her kidneys. She's been eating it and seems to like it.

She's due to have her stitches removed on Tuesday, so I have until then to make a decision. Currently I'm thinking about getting another blood test to see how her kidney disease is doing. If it's deteriorating, then it's pointless to worry about the cancer. But if it's responding well to the new food, then it might be worth another operation to get rid of the tumor.

I would appreciate input.

Posted by: rickl at March 11, 2017 04:23 PM (sdi6R)

90 There's a famous romance novel with a lot of sex called "Skye O'Malley."

We passed it around at my girls' prep school without anyone knowing we were essentially reading porn. The we discovered the author had many books.....I didn't know about much of that until 'ol Skye did it. But she always married the guy so...wholesome after all. .

Posted by: dagny at March 11, 2017 04:24 PM (Mc+44)

91 I like Maude, had a great-aunt that name. One good think about single-syllable names is that then you can get the longer-syllable name as well.

Posted by: mustbequantum at March 11, 2017 04:24 PM (MIKMs)

92 I took the German Shepherd to his first obedience class today. He did well enough, the real challenge is making sure that Mrs. D and I are consistent with him. An out-of-control GSD is not a good thing.

Posted by: PabloD at March 11, 2017 04:26 PM (EJSvV)

93 I'd love to see more Maudes in the world. And Matildas. And Agathas.

I can think of a whole lot of worse names.
Posted by: Grey Fox at March 11, 2017 04:23 PM (bZ7mE)

You're definitely not wrong there.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 11, 2017 04:26 PM (R7+kO)

94 One of my nieces is named Rain. I thought it was just about the cheesiest name I'd ever heard, until Mom pointed out that my brother-in-law was raised in the desert, where rain was an unexpected blessing from heaven.

Posted by: Grey Fox at March 11, 2017 04:27 PM (bZ7mE)

95 Does anyone have experience with a cat having Tetralogy of Fallot? We rescued a Devon Rex with ToF and she is now 13 months old & super healthy. (And gorgeous, if you ask me, but I'm biased.) But i know that it won't always be that way and am eager to learn from others, especially as it relates to heat & spaying.

Posted by: Morris at March 11, 2017 04:27 PM (S6GDX)

96 In the same vein, couldn't you name a girl after the Isle of Mann?
Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 11, 2017 04:17 PM (R7+kO)

--It's actually spelled Man, with one 'n'.

But there are hippies out there who love to give hippie names to children.

There's Rainn Wilson. His family is Bahai.

Posted by: logprof at March 11, 2017 04:28 PM (GsAUU)

97 >>I would appreciate input.

You seem to be a very caring and loving pet owner who obviously cares about the well being of your car. I would suggest you do whatever is in your heart. Nobody is going to know what is right more than you will and whatever decision you make will be the right one.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 11, 2017 04:30 PM (/tuJf)

98 Well for names, let's recycle Mary Elizabeth, Mary Margaret, Mary Ann, Mary Patricia, Mary Kathleen, etc. Some of us are probably old enough to remember that. Maybe I can get a Mary and then they can get sillier for the second name.

Posted by: mustbequantum at March 11, 2017 04:31 PM (MIKMs)

99 cat nor car. Sorry.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 11, 2017 04:32 PM (/tuJf)

100 Pet thread!

We visited the puppies the other day.
I was so entranced with cuddling the puppies and petting the grown-ups that I almost forgot to take pix.
Plus it was so sunny I was just snapping blindly basically LOL.
But here's two of the puppies sitting on their grandma

https://votermom.wordpress.com/twopuppies/

Posted by: @votermom @vm at March 11, 2017 04:32 PM (Om16U)

101 It's pronounced azz-wee-pay.

Posted by: Asswipe Johnson at March 11, 2017 04:33 PM (kTF2Z)

102 I hate the stupid names. So trailer park. Give the kid a stupid name, might as well get 'em a tattoo on the neck and ear gauges in the cradle.

Posted by: dagny at March 11, 2017 04:34 PM (Mc+44)

103 I'm so sorry, Jane D'oh, about your kitty, Sparky. They take a piece of our hearts with them.

Posted by: QuintAmpersandJessel at March 11, 2017 04:35 PM (rP112)

104 99 cat nor car. Sorry.
Posted by: JackStraw at March 11, 2017 04:32 PM (/tuJf)


I keep my cars for a long time, too. I had a Chevette for 12 years and a Corolla for 15.

Posted by: rickl at March 11, 2017 04:35 PM (sdi6R)

105 A niece and nephew named their daughter 'Skye'.
Wait a second.. until my blood pressure drops back down...


That's horrible! It's spelled Skyy.

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at March 11, 2017 04:36 PM (vRcUp)

106 98 Well for names, let's recycle Mary Elizabeth, Mary Margaret, Mary Ann, Mary Patricia, Mary Kathleen, etc. Some of us are probably old enough to remember that. Maybe I can get a Mary and then they can get sillier for the second name.
Posted by: mustbequantum at March 11, 2017 04:31 PM (MIKMs)

--My son is named Sebastian. Timeless, strong Christian name, used in many languages. It means roughly "honored one," which is more or less what Augustus is in Latin. The only drawback is relatives who call him Sebas, which sounds too much like Sea Bass. I never call him that, only Sebe, Seb, or Sebecito --or just Sebastian if he's beaing naughty.

Posted by: logprof at March 11, 2017 04:36 PM (GsAUU)

107 I would appreciate input. Posted by: rickl at March 11, 2017 04:23 PM
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http://www.charlesloopsdvm.com/

Posted by: shibumi at March 11, 2017 04:36 PM (J5mC3)

108 I'm sorry about Dinosaurs, Walker fam. I know he was the best dog.

Posted by: QuintAmpersandJessel at March 11, 2017 04:37 PM (rP112)

109 In the same vein, couldn't you name a girl after the Isle of Mann?

Posted by: Aetius451AD


You mean like this hottie.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnD6ye5vr7g

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at March 11, 2017 04:37 PM (vRcUp)

110 98 Well for names, let's recycle Mary Elizabeth, Mary Margaret, Mary Ann, Mary Patricia, Mary Kathleen, etc. Some of us are probably old enough to remember that. Maybe I can get a Mary and then they can get sillier for the second name.
Posted by: mustbequantum at March 11, 2017 04:31 PM (MIKMs)

--I have a little cousin aged eight named Helen, a name we like in our family. Her middle name is Katherine, so we also call her Hel-Kat, which when she was a littl'un was appropriate.

Posted by: logprof at March 11, 2017 04:38 PM (GsAUU)

111 I had never heard of the Hanafi Terrorist seige in DC. I always am surprised/enthused/dismayed to learn of something like this because it seems like there was a huge blank spot in my memory that I did not know about.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 11, 2017 04:40 PM (R7+kO)

112 We had our partially blind completely deaf Border Collie get out in the middle of the night. Imagine trying to track down a black dog under those conditions.

Fortunately, she stayed in the neighborhood and we found her within about 10 minutes.

Definitely by God's grace we found her because she could just as easily have wandered out into the busy street that isn't that far away.

Technically, her name is Bailey, but, being stone deaf it really doesn't matter what her name is.

Posted by: Blake at March 11, 2017 04:42 PM (WEBkv)

113 57 Traditional always works.
Posted by: mustbequantum

Family names, dammit!

There are a wealth of them to pick from, and it lends a sense of continuity.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 11, 2017 04:02 PM (ZO497)
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My eldest is named Genevieve, after her great-grandmother. Their birthdays are almost exactly 90 years apart.
The rest of the children have family names, too. From both sides.
My youngest son has his great, great-grandfathers name. They were born on the same day, August 14th. (I didn't know that when I gave him that name.)

I've got a dog, cat, 2 rabbits, 2 parakeets, and a flock of chickens, all of which are extremely photogenic, if they stick of pet pics drops dangerously low.

I've also got video of the dog both attacking her hind foot, AND yodeling along to chickens cackling.

Posted by: Brunette the 'Ette at March 11, 2017 04:42 PM (adsVM)

114 *if the stock of

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iPhone. :/

Posted by: Brunette the 'Ette at March 11, 2017 04:43 PM (adsVM)

115 My third of four grandchildren is named Wyatt, and I like it.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at March 11, 2017 04:43 PM (6Ll1u)

116 I always use people names for animals. I had a black and white cat named Ida Mae. I have a cat now named Simon Sampson. I was trying to sell a car and this guy named Simon Sampson kept calling about it. He never did show up to look at it but we liked the name.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at March 11, 2017 04:43 PM (Lqy/e)

117 112 We had our partially blind completely deaf Border Collie get out in the middle of the night. Imagine trying to track down a black dog under those conditions.

Fortunately, she stayed in the neighborhood and we found her within about 10 minutes.

Definitely by God's grace we found her because she could just as easily have wandered out into the busy street that isn't that far away.

Technically, her name is Bailey, but, being stone deaf it really doesn't matter what her name is.
Posted by: Blake at March 11, 2017 04:42 PM (WEBkv)

Ajax got out a few months ago. Someone had left the gate open to the back yard. I had let him out, none the wiser, when I got home from work. Then when he did not come back to the door, I looked in the back yard (it was around 3am) and noticed the gate open. I grabbed my coat and his leash (he always comes to the sound of his prong collar) and was already imagining how far he could be away by then (he can move, and he had been out for ten minutes at least.)

I opened the front door in a hurry, pulling on my coat.

He was sitting on the welcome mat, wagging his tail. Giving me a quizzical expression.

He's a good dog.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 11, 2017 04:46 PM (R7+kO)

118 >>I keep my cars for a long time, too. I had a Chevette for 12 years and a Corolla for 15.

My Triumph turns 41 this year. I try to keep things too.

Seriously, there is no right answer to your question. I lost my last Golden a year ago next month. I've had a bunch of them but he was special.

He was extremely healthy all his life until I noticed he had a little cough after one of our Saturday morning walks. I thought maybe he had caught a kennel cough so I took him to the vet. Turns out that he had contracted a cancer that metastasized throughout his body. Never showed up on his checkups and he showed no signs save for the slight cough.

I did everything I could for him over the next month including experimental and homeopathic treatments but he went down hill very fast. Until the Saturday before last Easter when he had trouble getting outside to do his business and wouldn't touch his breakfast. I held him and he looked in my eyes and I knew. Nobody needed to tell me, he told me. I suspect your cat will tell you too.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 11, 2017 04:46 PM (/tuJf)

119 Elliot? You can't name the kid Elliot. Elliot's the fat kid who eats paste. No, you gotta name him something like Nick. Nicks you buddy. Nicks your pal. Nicks the kinda guy who doesn't care if you puke in his car!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at March 11, 2017 04:46 PM (kTF2Z)

120 Growing up my Dad, and Grampa, always had black (or at least mostly black, like tuxedo) cats. Male or female, short or long haired- didn't matter. All were named the same. Tippy.

Why? This was never even asked, let alone explained, just a fact. We would have a black cat, and it was named Tippy. If Mom or Grandma had their cat, it could be any kind, and have any name, but Dad's and Grandpa's cats were pre-named.

Posted by: hambone at March 11, 2017 04:48 PM (3hIZX)

121 We always trained our dogs to jump into the car if they got loose and then they would get a treat (usually the $1 cone from McDonalds). Cops even did that with one of our german shepherds, so she got into the squad and got her treat before they brought her home.

Posted by: mustbequantum at March 11, 2017 04:49 PM (MIKMs)

122 119 Elliot? You can't name the kid Elliot. Elliot's the fat kid who eats paste. No, you gotta name him something like Nick. Nicks you buddy. Nicks your pal. Nicks the kinda guy who doesn't care if you puke in his car!
Posted by: Duke Lowell at March 11, 2017 04:46 PM (kTF2Z)
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Nick's buddy Vinnie keeps lots of cleaning solvent and rags next to the plastic sheeting and shovel in his trunk. A real handy guy if you're in a jam.

Name your kid Vinnie!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at March 11, 2017 04:50 PM (EnKk6)

123 100 ... votermom, Thanks for posting the photo. What sweeties they are!

Posted by: JTB at March 11, 2017 04:51 PM (V+03K)

124 Is s/he an ACD?

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Part ACD and part husky, there might be a third in the mix accounting for the half droopy ears, but not sure. The ears are shaped like a husky and droop about halfway when she perks them up.

Posted by: Captain FartsAStorm at March 11, 2017 04:53 PM (NGRTR)

125 Part ACD and part husky, there might be a third in the mix accounting for the half droopy ears, but not sure. The ears are shaped like a husky and droop about halfway when she perks them up.
Posted by: Captain FartsAStorm at March 11, 2017 04:53 PM (NGRTR)

He is going to be a firecracker. Ajax acts like a puppy and he will turn eight this year.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 11, 2017 04:54 PM (R7+kO)

126 Sorry "She."

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 11, 2017 04:55 PM (R7+kO)

127 votermom, Mrs. JTB has girlie questions. Will you get a boy or girl? Do you have a name yet? When can you bring the pup home?

As a guy I wouldn't ask these things, of course. (Even though I want to know.)

Posted by: JTB at March 11, 2017 04:56 PM (V+03K)

128 Sorry "She."

Posted by: Aetius451AD


That's right. Don't misgender your pets.

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at March 11, 2017 04:58 PM (vRcUp)

129 nood chess/open

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at March 11, 2017 05:01 PM (0K/XU)

130 My black cat is named Sunshine. I was not going to have Salem, Satan, Devil, Blackie or Ebony. He is a happy beast.

Posted by: mustbequantum at March 11, 2017 05:02 PM (MIKMs)

131 That's right. Don't misgender your pets.
Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at March 11, 2017 04:58 PM (vRcUp)

Or other people's as the case may be.

My mom always said that female dogs were usually calmer (I had almost exclusively female pets, growing up.) Have other people found this to be true? Every now and then-in a fit of insanity- I think about getting another ACD.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 11, 2017 05:02 PM (R7+kO)

132 As a guy I wouldn't ask these things, of course. (Even though I want to know.)
Posted by: JTB at March 11, 2017 04:56 PM (V+03K)

LOL JTB

I think we bring our pup home end of April.
We will probably get one of the two boys but I don't know which, and that's not definite yet.

Kid the Younger has a list of improbable names. I'm hoping by April we will have a good one.

Posted by: @votermom @vm at March 11, 2017 05:03 PM (Om16U)

133 The tortoise and the hare. Nice story:

http://tinyurl.com/gmvpqbc

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 11, 2017 05:06 PM (fDdVG)

134 At the time I adopted two kittens from my neighbor's cat Chloe, I had just read Ayn Rand's "We The Living". So I named them Kira and Leo.

Leo died at age 7 from an apparent heart attack, and shortly thereafter I adopted a kitten from a shelter.

Even as I was driving home with him, I hadn't yet thought of a name. Then I realized that the brightest star in the constellation Leo is called Regulus, so I named him Reggie.

Posted by: rickl at March 11, 2017 05:09 PM (sdi6R)

135
I would appreciate input.
Posted by: rickl at March 11, 2017 04:23 PM (sdi6R)

rickl, she's 17. Can she handle more surgery? I think that's the better question to ask. If she is active, (not running around like a kitten, but moving) going to the bathroom appropriately, eating and drinking, then continue with treatment. But if she is having trouble with the basics, it may be more considerate to give her hospice type care, rather than putting her through more treatments or surgery.

We are doing that with our 14 year old lab. She's lumpy, half deaf, half blind, and has trouble walking, but still goes outside and wanders around several times a day. We are making her comfortable and just indulging her as best we can.

I hope that helps.

Posted by: moki at March 11, 2017 05:09 PM (wuzmq)

136 Thanks, moki. Kira's quality of life is fine at the moment. She can't jump up on the furniture like she used to, but I've helped by putting boxes next to her favorite chairs and so forth.

Posted by: rickl at March 11, 2017 05:17 PM (sdi6R)

137 He is going to be a firecracker. Ajax acts like a puppy and he will turn eight this year.

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She's got the smarts of a ACD but thankfully not the quirks of a husky where she'd be pulling me around like a sled every time we go walking. I think aside from the compulsion to dig the bed before lying down she's pretty mellow for being a mix of two different energetic breeds.

I personally love cattle dogs and husky purebreds but I can't handle their typical energy levels.

Posted by: Captain FartsAStorm at March 11, 2017 05:18 PM (NGRTR)

138 Thanks for all the good comments about our late Spanky (not Sparky).

Speaking of weird names, I mentioned a while back that our son attended a local graduation for a friend, and one of the graduates was named "Immaculator." I kid you not.

What sort of mother looks down at her newborn baby boy and says, "I shall call you Immaculator!" Immaculator Jones.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 11, 2017 05:20 PM (PY9jH)

139 I read the story of the lost blind dog, and the site offered me a video about a lost cat. A long-haul trucker has a pet cat who travels with him. The trucker got sick with food poisoning, and while he was sleeping as part of trying to recover a bit, the cat apparently stepped on the power window button, and escaped the truck cabin via the now-open window.

Once he realized his cat was missing he searched hard, to no avail. He posted a map of where he was. Eventually he had to move on. He posted on social media how devastated he was to lose his cat.

He drove the truck over 400 miles, and after he reached his destination, he spotted a cat near his truck. It was his missing cat! He figured out that the cat must have been riding in the undercarriage of the truck as he drove for something like 10 hours through snow and rain.

A happy ending: the cat is back in the warm cabin of the truck with him, not physically harmed by the ordeal.

Here's the video link, but I've summarized the story so you only need to watch it if you want to see photos of the driver and the cat.

http://video.foxnews.com/v/5350844631001

Posted by: mr_jack at March 11, 2017 05:24 PM (M59SC)

140 Names seems to the theme, but trailer park names reminded me of a young father I met. He said his goal in life was for his baby girl to join the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders.

Nothing like high expectations.

Posted by: The Real Bruce at March 11, 2017 05:32 PM (Qr8dA)

141 The tortoise and the hare. Nice story:

http://tinyurl.com/gmvpqbc

Posted by: FenelonSpoke


If only we could turn Mitch McConnell's home into a shelter for sick rabbits, he'd actually be useful for something.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at March 11, 2017 05:34 PM (vRcUp)

142 Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at March 11, 2017 05:34 PM (vRcUp)

LOL.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 11, 2017 05:44 PM (fDdVG)

143 Damnit, I missed the Pet Thread!

Well, that's what I deserve for getting only a 3 hour nap and shooting my - well, can't very well say shooting my brains out, now, can I? - shooting up a storm this morning.

Lovely petmorons, as always. My condolences to those who have lost a sweet friend.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at March 11, 2017 06:03 PM (tHwdc)

144 Cats are jerks. They know exactly what they're doing to those doggehs.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 11, 2017 06:05 PM (EZebt)

145 Jane,
I was so sorry to learn of your loss. My condolences.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 11, 2017 06:05 PM (u8Ywb)

146 Kitteh bed thieves is one of the funniest videos I've ever seen.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at March 11, 2017 06:07 PM (tHwdc)

147 We are lucky that Jake will come to the truck and hop in, when he's gotten out. Husband woke me up at 3:30 one morning to go look for him. Fortunately he thinks all the squirrels live at the neighbors behind us.

And sorry for those that have lost beloved pets and those with sick pets. I suspect my old cat does not have many years left. He's 15 and the best cat I've ever had.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at March 11, 2017 06:08 PM (Lqy/e)

148 Another fine group of pets!
Cats *can* be jerks.
If you have more than one pet, and one of them is a cat, the cat will want to sleep where ever the other pet sleeps, just to assert their territorial claim.
Even if the cat would have never have chosen to sleep there in the first place, if the dog wants to sleep there, the cat will deny the dog its bed.

Posted by: navybrat at March 11, 2017 06:13 PM (w7KSn)

149 L'Elle- if you're around, how is Juno? Haven't heard about her in forever.

Posted by: Ben Had at March 11, 2017 06:47 PM (mi9+A)

150 Late to the thread.

Cat WAR!!

I have two female cats and they have declared war on each other. Besides the obligatory hissing, name calling, and slurs about ancestor lineage, they bat their kibble at each other. And now, they have taken to sleeping in each other's beds.

This will not end well. I expect to hear gun play later tonight.

Posted by: Beartooth at March 11, 2017 06:51 PM (qIhPN)

151 I have a friend who DID name his daughter Blanche, after his mother. I thought it was pretty bad at the time, but now, several decades later, it seems just fine.

Posted by: Alana at March 11, 2017 07:03 PM (3hQG1)

152 Late to the thread.

Cat WAR!!

I have two female cats and they have declared war on each other. Besides the obligatory hissing, name calling, and slurs about ancestor lineage, they bat their kibble at each other. And now, they have taken to sleeping in each other's beds.

This will not end well. I expect to hear gun play later tonight.

Posted by: Beartooth


Did you follow the standard protocols? Like when introducing one into the house, you keep them in separate rooms at first and let them sniff each other under the doors until they get acclimatized to each other.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at March 11, 2017 07:09 PM (vRcUp)

153 Did you follow the standard protocols? Like when introducing one into the house, you keep them in separate rooms at first and let them sniff each other under the doors until they get acclimatized to each other.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at March 11, 2017 07:09 PM (vRicUp)

We did. The new cat has been living with us for almost a year now. They were never friends and ignored each other. However, in the last month or so the older (alpha female) has become irritable. I blame the weather. We didn't get our normal 2 to 3 week winter break this year. So she has been couped up in the house longer than normal.

She's good medically.

Posted by: Beartooth at March 11, 2017 07:19 PM (qIhPN)

Posted by: browndog at March 11, 2017 08:00 PM (bGMOs)

155 oops, scotch fingers...

Anyway, there should be a photo of the apple of my eye in your inbox, if you need the filler for the next pet thread.

Woof!

Posted by: browndog at March 11, 2017 08:02 PM (bGMOs)

156 The answer to all cat behavior problems may be found at The Way Of Cats blog. I highly recommend it. You'll learn more about cats than you ever thought possible, and I've owned cats all my life. The woman who writes the blog, Pamela Merritt, also has a short eBook out, "Cat 911" that's very handy if you want a sort of Readers Digest Condensed version of the most common kitty issues. You can find it at Amazon.

Posted by: tankascribe at March 11, 2017 08:14 PM (7IaMC)

157 I'm so sorry for your losses, Jane D'oh and Walker family. It's been a full week since I lost my Rosemary, and looking at the ginger striped cats in the picture still makes my eyes water something fierce.

Thanks to everyone who shared their furry children with the rest of us. I read so many horrible stories in the news, but the Saturday pet thread gives me quite a lift.

Posted by: Deplorable lady with a deplorable basket of deplorable cats at March 11, 2017 09:01 PM (Exqwe)

158 When I find some time for fun, I'll send in somesilly photos of my Shelties.

Posted by: Slapweasel (T) at March 11, 2017 11:01 PM (6gk0M)

159 What is the email to submit photos to? Thanks!

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