Ace of Spades Pet Thread

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Welcome to the almost world famous Ace of Spades Pet Thread. Grab a beverage, sit back and relax. Spend some time in the world of animals.

A Little of This. A Little of That.


I wish I could claim this is my dog. I can't.

Even baby Hippos require dental care. Knock it off with the Nevergiveup jokes.


Missing pet. Happy ending as it returns.


Super dog Protects home against bear.


Squirrel with a sense of humor? Or it has seen Death Wish one too many times.


Doggeh cake eating competition.


Meet The PetMorns


Our first entry this week is from ibguy. Meet Maddie. Cute puppy.


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What an adorable puppy!!!! Mrs. Mis. Hum. said "NO!!" we can't get one.

This is Zuri, our Rhodesian Ridgeback. This photo was taken at about 7 weeks old. She's about doubled in size now after 10 weeks.

Thanks for doing the blog. Pet Thread is one of my favorite parts of AoS.

Groganimal.


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Wow, quite the athletes. And the photographer isn't bad either.

So yeah, the photos are kinda in two parts, the setup and then the real action. This is what happens when you adopt two boisterous six-month-old pups and then hold a stick over their heads. They assaulted me in unison.

By the time they finished, there wasn't much left of that stick.

Both were rescue pups. The brown-and-white rascal was Worf, probably Catahoula and something else. In the first photo, you can see his three-tone mottled coat and that typical hound baying stance. He was fearless and for every day of his life, he woke me up with a vigorous face wash. Lemme tell ya, that's more effective than coffee.

The little black sweetie was Tasha, who preferred to wash my husband's feet, hands, knees, whatever she could reach, but she never presumed to lick his face. She fell in the spectrum somewhere between Lab and bull terrier, with killer jaws and raw hunting instincts. Not long after these photos were taken, she took to yanking full-grown raccoons off the chain-link fence at midnight, and never had any problem doing so.

They owned us for sixteen years. Both are gone now, and every time I suggest getting another dog, my husband tears up and I'm not far behind.

Cheers,

Gunnar Grey
lurker extraordinaire
author, publisher, Chief Dingbat
Dingbat Publishing


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My what a fuzzy hairdo. Poodles remarkable dogs, but lots 'o groomin' Have fun Votermom.

Hi,
this is my new coblogger (codename vpup).

He is a standard poodle puppy, 10 weeks old in this photo.

vmom


Last, but not least this weekend are 2 cats owned by Lisa The Lurker. Here they are.


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Hi,
You said you needed some cat pictures and we certainly have those! I'm longtime lurker Lisa and lover of all things ACE.
Story:
This is Annabelle or as we like to call her -"Tiny Bubbles". She's as light as picking up 27 cotton balls & her beauty mark makes us swoon.
Eleven years ago she did us the honor of bringing her 3 kittens into our schnauzer laden yard & life has never been the same.....in that we are now crazy cat and dog lovers❤.

Lover of all things ACE? You haven't seen the break room have you?


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Longtime Lurker Lisa again.....This is Flynn. You posted his kitten pictures. He's grown up. In the meantime we got Amazon Prime, joined a wine club & now he gets new outfits in 24 hours.


*****


What a great bunch of pets!!! Thank you for submitting their photos and sharing with us. Once again, they all look neglected, mistreated and genuinely miserable. Good job.

Do you have a photo, an animal story, something you wish to share? You can reach the Pet Thread at petmorons at gmail dot com.

See you next week, God willing and the creeks don't rise.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at 03:00 PM




Comments

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1 SPLOOSH!

Posted by: Dana Perino at May 13, 2017 02:53 PM (OLZex)

2 Pet Thread!!!

Posted by: Weasel at May 13, 2017 02:56 PM (Sfs6o)

3 Hey! Not fair!

You have a Dick Branson picture in the pet thread. Poor Flynn....

Great looking pets ya'll!

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 13, 2017 02:59 PM (5VlCp)

4 Hands down. No contest. Flynn wins the internets this week.
Say Hi Lurkers!

Posted by: L, Elle at May 13, 2017 03:01 PM (ZjHNW)

5 Is the Maddie in the linked video the same Maddie as the picture? The coloring look very different between the two. Way more white patches in the video on both head and legs. Or is that just something that happened as she aged?

Anyway, the dog looks cute, but the dog/squeak toy combo would drive me crazy in under 30 minutes.

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

6 >>>Welcome to the almost world famous Ace of Spades Pet Thread.

MisHum: What keeps the thread from being world famous?

Posted by: m at May 13, 2017 03:05 PM (VgThI)

7 Heh, I like that opening but the big shot administrator at work had her whiny little dog in the office for a couple of hours Friday afternoon and I would have been happy to have someone with allergies ask her to please take it home.

Posted by: PaleRider at May 13, 2017 03:07 PM (8qFZP)

8 Love the photos this week. Especially the kitty photos. But the dogs have lots of personality.

Posted by: KT at May 13, 2017 03:08 PM (qahv/)

9 I am spending my birthday lunch with my virtue signalling SIL

Help me

Posted by: ThunderB at May 13, 2017 03:09 PM (AXY5E)

10 She knows everything

Posted by: ThunderB at May 13, 2017 03:10 PM (AXY5E)

11 Further to the Branson Spaceport in the Chihuahuan desert, do Chihuahuas really hunt birds in packs in their native habitat?

And why do the love to stand in the middle of the street?

Posted by: KT at May 13, 2017 03:10 PM (qahv/)

12 WeaselDog arrived about 2 1/2 years ago and recently had her 5th bath in the kitchen sink. Every six months like clockwork, whether she needs it or not,

Posted by: Weasel at May 13, 2017 03:10 PM (Sfs6o)

13 Years ago, my Dad's cousin and his wife kept several standard poodles plus several large desert tortoises in their home. Tortoises on the first floor. It was an unusual experience just walking through the house.

Posted by: KT at May 13, 2017 03:12 PM (qahv/)

14 Happy dreary Caturday everyone

Posted by: Skip at May 13, 2017 03:13 PM (Ot7+c)

15 I talked to a Russian on the phone, and now instead of being Director of the NSA, I have to wear this silly hate.

Don't let this happen to you. Just say, nyet.

Posted by: Flynn at May 13, 2017 03:15 PM (vRcUp)

16 Lovely pets!

Happy Birthday to ThunderB!

Posted by: washrivergal at May 13, 2017 03:16 PM (+eKyB)

17 That squirrel was smart, tire them out, confuse them then go for the safety of the tree. AUHSUM

Posted by: Pet Pal at May 13, 2017 03:16 PM (OmUVI)

18 MisHum: What keeps the thread from being world famous?
Posted by: m


If he would leave us for Mother Jones, Atlantic or Salon, then it would be world famous.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 13, 2017 03:19 PM (vRcUp)

19 I love Saturday, your pets are awesome!

Posted by: Uncle Si at May 13, 2017 03:21 PM (ZLmoR)

20 So, good news: the stepson adopted a friend's Staffordshire because the friend couldn't take care of him anymore. Bad news: stepson doesn't have a yard and we do, so we're going to be its foster parents. The thing has the cutest ears in the world but he and my terrier are having...issues. Life is more interesting now.

Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at May 13, 2017 03:21 PM (RD7QR)

21 Going to meet GSD tomorrow and see whether we "click". I think I'll just smear my jeans in bacon fat to make a good impression.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at May 13, 2017 03:22 PM (D0yfD)

22 Help me
Posted by: ThunderB at May 13, 2017 03:09 PM (AXY5E)

Drink More Booze

That's all I got, but have a happy one despite her

Posted by: stace at May 13, 2017 03:22 PM (zy+gb)

23 Super dog Protects home against bear

Who do we shoot, the dog or the bear?

Posted by: Los Angeles County Sheriff Dept at May 13, 2017 03:22 PM (AOrEZ)

24 I want to send in a picture of Sugar but she isn't a photo kind of a cat, but I keep trying.

Posted by: Skip at May 13, 2017 03:24 PM (Ot7+c)

25 Cute pets! I keep forgetting to send pics of my furry housemates.

Posted by: josephistan at May 13, 2017 03:24 PM (ANIFC)

26 OMG Maddie is adorable. We are a mixed household (dogs and cats) so I wouldn't try to have one but they are awesome to look at.

Posted by: PaleRider at May 13, 2017 03:25 PM (8qFZP)

27 Is Flynn wearing a cat costume? Those ears don't look real.

Posted by: rickl at May 13, 2017 03:26 PM (sdi6R)

28 My cat is in training to be some sort of cat-soccer goalie, and is now hooked on the little pink foamy ball I gave her. But likes it best if I play wiht her.

Right now, my house is like that part in The Shining, when Danny is on his big wheel and suddenly, out of nowhere, a ball appears.

Suddenly, I'll have a little pink ball roll into my line of sight, and have no idea where the cat is. It's disconcerting and amusing at the same time.

Posted by: shibumi at May 13, 2017 03:26 PM (BPeNq)

29 OOPS. Zuri is adorable. Maddie in the video is too, but its the RR with the bred to hunt lions that I wouldn't try to own what with having cats.

Posted by: PaleRider at May 13, 2017 03:27 PM (8qFZP)

30 I am spending my birthday lunch with my virtue signalling SIL

Help me

Posted by: ThunderB


Smile and nod. If you have to reply, say "I guess" and leave it at that. She'll tire if she can't get a rise out of you.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 13, 2017 03:27 PM (vRcUp)

31 My fat kitteh may not guard against bears, but she makes sure no one gets near my shoes without her permission

Posted by: kbdabear at May 13, 2017 03:28 PM (AOrEZ)

32 Cats and dogs living together. I will submit a few photos for next week. Have a glorious Saturday.

Posted by: colfax mingo at May 13, 2017 03:30 PM (FLjWH)

33 When my cat Leo was a kitten, he used to climb on the window screens. He looked like a giant bug up there.

He tore the hell out of the screens with his claws, but it was worth it because it was so hilarious to watch.

Posted by: rickl at May 13, 2017 03:31 PM (sdi6R)

34 Gunnar Grey, what an awesome set of pics and great dogs.

Posted by: PaleRider at May 13, 2017 03:31 PM (8qFZP)

35 Vpup is a cutie.

Posted by: PaleRider at May 13, 2017 03:32 PM (8qFZP)

36 These animals are teh kewt. But the poodle looks a little miffed. I guess all poodles are a bit miffed...

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 13, 2017 03:33 PM (EZebt)

37 Love Tiny Bubbles and Flynn in his lion costume.

Posted by: PaleRider at May 13, 2017 03:33 PM (8qFZP)

38 Posted by: ThunderB at May 13, 2017 03:10 PM (AXY5E)

Happy birthday!

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 13, 2017 03:35 PM (EZebt)

39 Who do we shoot, the dog or the bear?
Posted by: Los Angeles County Sheriff Dept at May 13, 2017 03:22 PM (AOrEZ)

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the homeowner, of course.

#Duh

Posted by: Gavin Newsome at May 13, 2017 03:35 PM (eWibR)

40 >>>Squirrel with a sense of humor? Or it has seen Death Wish one too many times.

I'm sorry, but as hunters those dogs suck. Replace that pack with one cat, and that squirrel would have been dead meat.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 13, 2017 03:39 PM (vRcUp)

41 24 I want to send in a picture of Sugar but she isn't a photo kind of a cat, but I keep trying.
Posted by: Skip at May 13, 2017 03:24 PM (Ot7+c)

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How interesting and what do you consider photogenic because cats especially pretty much look good in photos.

Posted by: washrivergal at May 13, 2017 03:40 PM (+eKyB)

42 I am spending my birthday lunch with my virtue signalling SIL
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no B-day luch for me: Resident 3vil has been at the bank all morning, trying to figure out who hijacked her accounts and stole all the money.

yes, eventually, the FBI will be involved.

joy of joys...

Posted by: Gavin Newsome at May 13, 2017 03:41 PM (eWibR)

43 off stupid fascist sock.

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 13, 2017 03:42 PM (eWibR)

44 27 Is Flynn wearing a cat costume? Those ears don't look real.
Posted by: rickl at May 13, 2017 03:26 PM (sdi6R)

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I can fit you in Tuesday afternoon.

Posted by: Rickl's Optometrist at May 13, 2017 03:43 PM (kTF2Z)

45 She seems quite camera shy, Cinnamon her sister was in around the 3rd week of the beginning of this thread.

Posted by: Skip at May 13, 2017 03:44 PM (Ot7+c)

46 Flynn is to adorable

Posted by: Skip at May 13, 2017 03:45 PM (Ot7+c)

47 After all kinds if problems and procrastination, our website has at last been updated:

http://soyara.com

And for some great pictures of our two braces:

http://soyara.com/Brace.htm

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 13, 2017 03:45 PM (jq6X1)

48 45 She seems quite camera shy, Cinnamon her sister was in around the 3rd week of the beginning of this thread.
Posted by: Skip at May 13, 2017 03:44 PM (Ot7+c)

Ah. Well they both have very cute names, Sugar and Cinnamon.

Posted by: washrivergal at May 13, 2017 03:45 PM (+eKyB)

49 Neighbors said the bear, which is tagged, makes frequent visits to the area, but doesn't normally get up to so much mischief.

"He makes a mess of our trash bin every night," resident Mike Tavakkoli, who said the bear briefly entered his garage Tuesday and raided a refrigerator there, told KABC-TV.


Unless Mike enjoys cleaning up messes, he could significantly reduce the stress in his life by a) closing the garage door, b) leaving the garbage bin inside the (closed) garage until the morning of garbage day.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 13, 2017 03:46 PM (vRcUp)

50 I am spending my birthday lunch with my virtue signalling SIL Posted by: ThunderB at May 13, 2017 03:09 PM (AXY5E)

Send her halo polish on her birthday.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 13, 2017 03:47 PM (VdICR)

51 FLYNN GOT THAT COSTUME FROM THE RUSSIANS!!!!

Posted by: Louise Mensch at May 13, 2017 03:47 PM (AOrEZ)

52 no B-day luch for me: Resident 3vil has been at the bank all morning, trying to figure out who hijacked her accounts and stole all the money.

yes, eventually, the FBI will be involved.

joy of joys...

Posted by: Gavin Newsome at May 13, 2017 03:41 PM (eWibR)

Tanned, rested, and ready. Call me.

Posted by: James Comey at May 13, 2017 03:47 PM (0deF2)

53 Votermom, daughter H has a rescue standard poodle (Leo) that looked very much like vpup in his youth. He is been a great dog, smart as a whip, polite as all get out, and I always refer to him as a gentleman dog. I must admit, when I look into his eyes, I sense a fantastic intelligence and presence there, and I bet he'd be a great conversationalist if only he could speak (words that is).

Posted by: Hrothgar at May 13, 2017 03:47 PM (gwPgz)

54 Her Majesty has set out on her trip from Texas to Maryland for the Borzoi Club of America National Specialty. With her are Carmen, Dot, Delilah and the whole gypsy encampment shoved into the Odyssey. I don't think there's a cubic angstrom to spare.

Give, if you can spare it, a good thought to their safe travel. Thanks.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 13, 2017 03:50 PM (jq6X1)

55 A lion!!!

Posted by: flyover at May 13, 2017 03:50 PM (aUHJk)

56 >>>55 A lion!!!
Posted by: flyover at May 13, 2017 03:50 PM (aUHJk)

Or an ewok.

Posted by: m at May 13, 2017 03:54 PM (VgThI)

57 Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 13, 2017 03:45 PM (jq6X1)

+++

Can you explain the term "braces"? I looked it up and all I found were orthopedic references. The two dogs in your pictures are beautiful.

Posted by: washrivergal at May 13, 2017 03:56 PM (+eKyB)

58 Our female weimaraner loves her squeaky toys. She drives our male crazy by laying right next to him chewing on her squeaky. She has stolen many from the dog park, usually out of toy bags and one time out of a stranger's pocket.

Posted by: Abby at May 13, 2017 03:59 PM (HBU7W)

59 At this point in our lives we didn't need a new pet, but as a favor to one of my BFFs we have a new African Grey parrot. We already have one that I've owned for 30 years.

BTW I do not recommend parrots as pets, but since we had the one, one more isn't a big deal.

My friend's cousin died two years ago and had named my friend's mom executor of her estate. The 88 year old mom couldn't decide what to do with the bird so was paying people to care for the bird and refusing to sell off the deceased's house where the bird lived.

This of course couldn't go on so a group of us engaged in a charade to convince the mom to finally change the situation. I got stuck with the bird, but at least she's very sweet and reliable, and has a big vocabulary which is always good for a laugh.

She and First Bird don't get along, but the fights only get physical when both want to be with me in the kitchen. first bird is territorial about the cooking area. I guess she's always enjoyed hanging out with me there, and that's fine except for the little poops and me constantly stepping on her.

Posted by: stace at May 13, 2017 04:00 PM (zy+gb)

60 Cake eating competition with a Lab, LOL and the look on the Pug's (?) faces were precious. Wow; Flynn allows himself to be put in a costume?. He's adorable. I even enjoyed the beautiful flowers with Annabelle the cat and I like the energetic, jumping dogs and the handsome poodle.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 13, 2017 04:04 PM (fDdVG)

61 We just drove up to Penna Dutch country and picked up a border collie pup.

OMG is this thing cute.

I was against another dog joining us but held my tongue. I guess I will have to send pics at some point.

Posted by: blaster at May 13, 2017 04:05 PM (HV1LS)

62 When I say just, I mean just. This morning.

Posted by: blaster at May 13, 2017 04:05 PM (HV1LS)

63 62 When I say just, I mean just. This morning.
Posted by: blaster at May 13, 2017 04:05 PM (HV1LS)

+++

Sounds adorable. Name yet?

Posted by: washrivergal at May 13, 2017 04:06 PM (+eKyB)

64 Someone tell me about owning a cur. Never seen one in my Yankee state. Thx.

Posted by: F.N.G. at May 13, 2017 04:06 PM (kiSdp)

65 The first thing I thought when I saw Votermom's poodle is "Don't hate the Paulo because he is beautiful."

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 13, 2017 04:08 PM (789OI)

66 Hadrian- Magnificent dogs. My pick would be Finn.

Best of luck (and show) to you both and a safe journey.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 13, 2017 04:08 PM (4IeaM)

67 Also, the story about the dog chasing off the bear. The morons who live there seem pretty blase about a bear invading their habitat every night.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 13, 2017 04:09 PM (789OI)

68 Posted by: ThunderB at May 13, 2017 03:09 PM (AXY5E)

Sorry; Would lending you my whiteboard sign. "Hate has no home here, but Grumpy hangs out sometimes." help? ;^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 13, 2017 04:10 PM (fDdVG)

69
Can you explain the term "braces"? I looked it up and all I found were orthopedic references. The two dogs in your pictures are beautiful.

Posted by: washrivergal at May 13, 2017 03:56 PM (+eKyB)


Thank you for the compliment. We're very proud of them. Dutch and Ilya have left us, but Carmen and Aida are still with us.

Brace competition is showing two dogs simultaneously. They are judged on quality, similarity and uniformity of movement. We were very fortunate that in one litter we had two boys and two girls who were both matched pairs. Considering that Borzoi come out as any color or combination of colors, it's particularly rare.

To show one Borzoi well is hard enough but to show two in tandem to such effect is a tribute to Her Majesty's breeding and training. Two boys make a partnership. Two girls make a conspiracy.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 13, 2017 04:10 PM (jq6X1)

70 Posted by: blaster at May 13, 2017 04:05 PM (HV1LS)

I do know about border Collies. They get used often to skedaddle geese off golf courses and municipal property. LOTS of energy in those dogs.

Posted by: F.N.G. at May 13, 2017 04:11 PM (kiSdp)

71 68 Posted by: ThunderB at May 13, 2017 03:09 PM (AXY5E)

Sorry; Would lending you my whiteboard sign. "Hate has no home here, but Grumpy hangs out sometimes." help? ;^)
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 13, 2017 04:10 PM (fDdVG)

I still like the one one of the other commenters suggested:

"Hate is buried in a mass grave in the yard. Space available."

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 13, 2017 04:12 PM (789OI)

72 Also, the story about the dog chasing off the bear. The morons who live there seem pretty blase about a bear invading their habitat every night.

Posted by: Aetius451AD


It's California. They probably feel human guilt for all the millennia of oppressing and exploiting animals. They are letting the bear extract "reparations".

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

73 62 When I say just, I mean just. This morning.
Posted by: blaster at May 13, 2017 04:05 PM (HV1LS)

+++

Sounds adorable. Name yet?

Posted by: washrivergal


How about Collie Fiorina?

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 13, 2017 04:14 PM (vRcUp)

74 Awww, blaster, take lots of pics. I'm sure you're already glad you did the "less sensible" thing.

One of my friends has a pair of Vizclas that had 10 pups a few weeks ago. With what's going on in our lives we would have to be literally insane to get a puppy, especially of a sporting/working breed, but holy moly I've been tempted.

Posted by: stace at May 13, 2017 04:14 PM (zy+gb)

75 Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 13, 2017 04:12 PM (789OI)

Well, I don't know if ThunderB really wants to reveal her plans for her SIL. ;^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 13, 2017 04:15 PM (fDdVG)

76 Another fine group of moranimals!
Thanks for posting.

Posted by: navybrat at May 13, 2017 04:16 PM (w7KSn)

77 How about Collie Fiorina?
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 13, 2017 04:14 PM (vRcUp)

Collie Porter?

Gary Collie?

Collie .45?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 13, 2017 04:17 PM (789OI)

78 Thanks for linking the Maddie vid, MisHum!

Girl plays a mean sqeakball, and it's *never* annoying.

Riiiiiight.

Posted by: ibguy at May 13, 2017 04:20 PM (TTsVU)

79 Collie Flower.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at May 13, 2017 04:20 PM (kTF2Z)

80 Fires sock.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 13, 2017 04:22 PM (0deF2)

81 If it was a collie chihuahua mix, you could name it Mexicollie.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at May 13, 2017 04:22 PM (kTF2Z)

82 nd Airborne

Posted by: Duke Lowell at May 13, 2017 04:26 PM (kTF2Z)

83 Or Semi-collie.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 13, 2017 04:26 PM (789OI)

84 If it was a collie chihuahua mix, you could name it Mexicollie.

Posted by: Duke Lowell


That's probably physically impossible, unless it's done artificially. I wonder what a great dane/chihuahua mix would look like.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 13, 2017 04:27 PM (vRcUp)

85 FNG, here's some cur info. Remove the space (sorry I'm on my iPad and too lazy to tinyurl.

https://www.dogbr eedinfo.com/curs.htm

Basically dogs bred in the south for multipurpose rural use: varmints, herding rough stock and home protection.

We have a 13 year old Texas Lacy, which was created mainly to herd hogs in the Hill Country, but are more popular now I think for tracking feral hogs on hunts. Ours is a spoiled city dog, but he's extremely intelligent.

Posted by: stace at May 13, 2017 04:28 PM (zy+gb)

86 People are incredibly dumb and lazy. I had a friend who did house/pet sitting and had me stay at a place once when she was double booked. NICE neighborhood in CO foothills. I was there over the garbage collection day and I think half the residents had left garbage out overnight in non-bear proof cans or even just loose bags or boxes in some cases to be picked thru by raccoons and wandering dogs and be bear bait rather than get up that ONE day of the week to put their garbage out shortly before pickup. And then the lazy ass stay twats probably cried and called the DOW people mean when a bear inevitably became dangerous and had to be shot.

Posted by: PaleRider at May 13, 2017 04:29 PM (8qFZP)

87 If you leave it home while you're on vacation: McCollie Culkin.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 13, 2017 04:29 PM (vRcUp)

88
That's probably physically impossible, unless it's done artificially. I wonder what a great dane/chihuahua mix would look like.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 13, 2017 04:27 PM (vRcUp)

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That would be one damn ambitious chihuahua.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at May 13, 2017 04:29 PM (kTF2Z)

89 Collie Malone?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 13, 2017 04:30 PM (789OI)

90 Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 13, 2017 04:10 PM (jq6X1)

+++

Thank you for the explanation. And it does sound like more than a challenge for that type of competition. I would imagine owners/handlers must have gobs of patience and humor.

Posted by: washrivergal at May 13, 2017 04:30 PM (+eKyB)

91 If you name him Spuds McCollie he could sell beer.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at May 13, 2017 04:31 PM (kTF2Z)

92 >>If it was a collie chihuahua mix, you could name it Mexicollie.

Through in some Blue Heeler and you could call it Mexicollie Blues.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 13, 2017 04:31 PM (/tuJf)

93 Ah, these beautiful babies. I can seldom bear to come visit here, I want all the darlings, and it makes me cry when I read about those who have gone ahead to wait for us.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 13, 2017 04:32 PM (p5Y9F)

94 blaster isn't going to need to worry about a name, all of his time is going to spent on come, sit , heel, stay and NO.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 13, 2017 04:32 PM (4IeaM)

95 Requisite: Awww!!

Enjoyed the post. I don't get to play in the comments this week, though. We're heading down to spend the night at Mom's, be there with her on Mom's day. Importantly: her pool's open!

Nice Caturday Momcats pix at bluebirdofbitterness.com today.

woof woof meow, yall

Posted by: mindful webworker - down at the farm at May 13, 2017 04:32 PM (+/zXg)

96 We're gonna beat this one to death, aren't we?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at May 13, 2017 04:32 PM (kTF2Z)

97 Well...my daughter gave birth to my fifth grandbaby (and second granddaughter) last Sunday. SO... today, I went with her to pick up the brand new six week old lab puppy her husband bought for the kids/himself.
Perfect timing, yes???

Posted by: antisocialist at May 13, 2017 04:34 PM (W2wn0)

98 >>We're gonna beat this one to death, aren't we?

It's what we do.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 13, 2017 04:35 PM (/tuJf)

99 Super Collie Blow! You'd have to eat 1.3 million bowls of Bran Flakes to equal 1 bowl of Super Collie Blow!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at May 13, 2017 04:35 PM (kTF2Z)

100 Posted by: antisocialist at May 13, 2017 04:34 PM (W2wn0)

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Wow. Congratulations on new grand-daughter and new pup, too!

Posted by: washrivergal at May 13, 2017 04:36 PM (+eKyB)

101 100 Thank you!!!

Posted by: antisocialist at May 13, 2017 04:36 PM (W2wn0)

102 97 anti socialist

Mazel tov!

And that seems ... ambitious

Posted by: ibguy at May 13, 2017 04:37 PM (TTsVU)

103 102 Ambitious. Yeah, that's one way to put it...

Posted by: antisocialist at May 13, 2017 04:38 PM (W2wn0)

104 97. Exactly. May as well combine having to get up in the middle of the night to feed the baby stage with the have to get up to put the puppy out to potty stage. Who would want to have two periods of interrupted sleep

Posted by: PaleRider at May 13, 2017 04:39 PM (8qFZP)

105 I was gone for a week and a half on a cruise and left the care of my kitties to a friend a few doors down. The big kitty has been stuck to me like glue since I returned a few days ago.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at May 13, 2017 04:39 PM (V4Qfo)

106 all great looking pets. thanks for the thread Mis Hum. look forward to it every saturday.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at May 13, 2017 04:40 PM (KP5rU)

107 That Ridgeback is a cutie...

I hope you have A LOT OF ROOM TO RUN.

Seriously, those dogs are the fastest, big dog I've ever seen. There are a couple in our area and when the owners let them run, they are a sight to behold.

Posted by: browndog at May 13, 2017 04:45 PM (bGMOs)

108 Posted by: antisocialist at May 13, 2017 04:34 PM (W2wn0)

Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 13, 2017 04:48 PM (p5Y9F)

109 Yay, the food thread!

Posted by: B. Hussein Obama at May 13, 2017 04:48 PM (Pz4pT)

110 And I can't believe you people made me do it, waiting 109 comments without anyone else.

It's like I don't even know you people anymore.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 13, 2017 04:49 PM (Pz4pT)

111 When I was a kid, my cousin living on his family's far west Texas ranch had a massive ridgeback. That thing would go out in the morning and kill a javelina for fun and often had huge healing gashes in his hide. He was very sweet to all us kids, but probably not so much to the frequent illegal alien visitors.

Posted by: stace at May 13, 2017 04:52 PM (zy+gb)

112 Breaches rampart

Posted by: Skip at May 13, 2017 04:54 PM (Ot7+c)

113 I'v done Root Canals on Police Dogs and extracted a leopards tooth

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 13, 2017 04:55 PM (SjImc)

114 Barky isn't in the oval office anymore so has to wait longer for his meals.

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at May 13, 2017 04:55 PM (aJKfQ)

115 This did make me laugh:

Passive aggressive cat video compilation:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lx3egn8v4Mg

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 13, 2017 04:55 PM (fDdVG)

116 Posted by: stace at May 13, 2017 04:52 PM (zy+gb)

+++

Javelina. That must be what my ex talks about. He moved outside of Phoenix and says there are wild boars running all over the place. That would scare me to death to come upon those monsters. They look mean and aggressive.

Posted by: washrivergal at May 13, 2017 04:57 PM (+eKyB)

117 He moved outside of Phoenix and says there are wild boars running all over the place.

Cue Ace to repost the thread about armored bacon.

Posted by: Basement Cat at May 13, 2017 04:59 PM (3C9q2)

118 NGU- How did you get the job on the leopard?

Posted by: Ben Had at May 13, 2017 04:59 PM (4IeaM)

119 113 I'v done Root Canals on Police Dogs and extracted a leopards tooth
Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 13, 2017 04:55 PM (SjImc)

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Oh, yeah? Well, I've done root canals on great white sharks and extracted a tooth from my mother in law.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at May 13, 2017 05:00 PM (kTF2Z)

120 nood chess/dress pr0n/open thread

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at May 13, 2017 05:00 PM (h4dJU)

121 Aww, thanks for posting voterpup's photo!

He is awful today - rainy day, and everytime I take him out he gets crazy excited. I had to crate him to get away from the snapping jaws of death.

Of course now he's calmed down and is just sleeping innocently.

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at May 13, 2017 05:01 PM (hMwEB)

122 118 NGU- How did you get the job on the leopard?
Posted by: Ben Had at May 13, 2017 04:59 PM (4IeaM)

+++

In New Jersey, no less. Who knew?

Posted by: washrivergal at May 13, 2017 05:01 PM (+eKyB)

123 I would put it Nood - chess/fashion thread

Posted by: Skip at May 13, 2017 05:03 PM (Ot7+c)

124 The jumping pups are cute but Gunnar the ette is hawt.

Y'all should read her books.

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at May 13, 2017 05:04 PM (hMwEB)

125 Maddie is so cute.
And so are the kittehs.
The Simba outfit is so adorbs.

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at May 13, 2017 05:05 PM (hMwEB)

126 Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 13, 2017 03:33 PM (EZebt)

He's not miffed, he's plotting. Always plotting.

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at May 13, 2017 05:06 PM (hMwEB)

127 Posted by: Hrothgar at May 13, 2017 03:47 PM (gwPgz)

Sometimes when Vpup looks at me I get "sigh, Mom, why don't you get it? I'm trying to explain this to you..."

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at May 13, 2017 05:07 PM (hMwEB)

128 NGU- How did you get the job on the leopard?
Posted by: Ben Had at May 13, 2017 04:59 PM (4IeaM)

The Vet had taken out the canine tooth on the other side of his Jaw and broke the Jaw so after it healed, she asked me to take the other canine tooth out. I did not break his jaw

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 13, 2017 05:07 PM (SjImc)

129 Happy Birthday ThunderB!!!

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at May 13, 2017 05:08 PM (hMwEB)

130 Posted by: blaster at May 13, 2017 04:05 PM (HV1LS)

Awww!!!!

I heard border collies are super smart. I love how they look.

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at May 13, 2017 05:10 PM (hMwEB)

131 Javelina. That must be what my ex talks about. He moved outside of Phoenix and says there are wild boars running all over the place. That would scare me to death to come upon those monsters. They look mean and aggressive.
Posted by: washrivergal at May 13, 2017 04:57 PM (+eKyB)

Yep, that's what they have in that area as well as south and west TX. Technically, javelina (peccaries) aren't wild boar but it's a common perception. Wild boar are non-native feral versions of our domestic hogs, but javelina are native to the new world and are relatives of hogs. Feral hogs are huge pests but javelina aren't, and they're smaller and kind of cute up close. I only worry about them a little if I'm on foot and a group comes by with babies. I just stay out of their way and no prob.

Posted by: stace at May 13, 2017 05:11 PM (zy+gb)

132 A tribute to K-9 Veterans:

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

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 13, 2017 05:11 PM (fDdVG)

133 Happy birthday, ThunderB!

Posted by: rickl at May 13, 2017 05:13 PM (sdi6R)

134 Probably too late, but does anyone have a good technique for removing ticks? Conor seems to have very sensitive skin and he really gets upset if he sees me approaching with a tick removal tool. I've used a tick scoop (http://tinyurl.com/l3xfz6x) which does the job and haven't found a better tool, yet.
TIA

Posted by: Hrothgar at May 13, 2017 05:15 PM (gwPgz)

135 I've been hanging around here too long.
The other day someone asked about uncured ham.
No hormones or antibiotics and a vegetarian diet.

My first thought- well that's one way to get rid of vegetarians.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 13, 2017 05:17 PM (4IeaM)

136 Hrothgar, I've been meaning to get a tick remover too.

I heard the Trix Tick Lasso is good

http://preview.tinyurl.com/llmu6sv

Also a lot of ppl like the Tick Twister

http://preview.tinyurl.com/n8pyj4f

I am not sure how I will find ticks on Vpup though since he ha so much hair

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at May 13, 2017 05:19 PM (hMwEB)

137 Passive aggressive cat video compilation:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lx3egn8v4Mg

Posted by: FenelonSpoke


Amazing how the cats completely outmaneuvered/dominated the much larger dogs.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 13, 2017 05:22 PM (vRcUp)

138 Hrothgar- Are you using a flea and tick prevention product?

Posted by: Ben Had at May 13, 2017 05:22 PM (4IeaM)

139 >>Probably too late, but does anyone have a good technique for removing ticks?

I grew up on a farm with lots of dogs, mostly Golden's which are tick magnets. We experimented with everything from alcohol to petroleum jelly to fire (do not try this at home).

The only thing that really works well is a good old fashion pair of tweezers. Make sure you get as close to the skin as possible so as not to break off the head.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 13, 2017 05:24 PM (/tuJf)

140 It upsets me to think of cute Conor being upset.

Posted by: stace at May 13, 2017 05:33 PM (zy+gb)

141 Very late to the game--but the pet morons pictured here a beautiful!

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at May 13, 2017 05:39 PM (TdMsT)

142 Posted by: Hrothgar at May 13, 2017 05:15 PM (gwPgz)

Well, I suggest not letting him see the tool, for starters.

Then give him some peanut butter, or something else he can't just swallow in one gulp, or even better, have someone else feed him yummies while you're doing the deed.

This will distract him, plus give him happy associations with the process, especially if it's a treat reserved just for this occasion.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 13, 2017 05:39 PM (p5Y9F)

143 I'm going to go make some ice cream so that later tonight Mr. stace and I can serve ourselves TWO SCOOPS each. Thanks for the always wonderful Saturday threads.

Posted by: stace at May 13, 2017 05:40 PM (zy+gb)

144 I am delighted to be posting again! Pixie ban was lifted somehow.

As for my first pet post, I heartily recommend sonic toothbrushes for dogs. It stripped a heavy tartar build up of my poochie's teeth in just a couple days. Saved me a thousand at least!

Posted by: CN at May 13, 2017 06:01 PM (2+tI4)

145 Oh, that squirrel! Love those little dudes. I was tired coming back from a six-mile walk after work with my rescue, Mixer. We were at about mile five of the walk on the Wabash Trace Nature Trail. I had him on a 16-foot retractable lead attached to a 3-foot belt loop as backup. He takes off down the trail jerking the leash handle out of my hand. I grab the loop before he rips my hikers off (Ex Officio thankfully), and see that he has a squirrel in his jaws and is shaking it like a limp dishrag. I was very startled and upset, yelling at him to 'leave it'. It was a fatality. When I reached down to move it from the trail, a gal on a bicycle rides by shrieking invective at my act of animal atrocity. To this day I have not gotten over that squirrel nor the cycling harpy who undoubtedly has a very mindless voting record.

Posted by: Anna Mac at May 13, 2017 06:03 PM (xujfC)

146 There was a guy who ran the Iditarod with a team of full size poodles, just to show it could be done.

John Suter was his name.

Washington Post
http://preview.tinyurl.com/zmy2ngr

Posted by: Roybeen Player at May 13, 2017 06:25 PM (T9fzs)

147 Posted by: Ben Had at May 13, 2017 05:22 PM (4IeaM)

Sorry for the non-immediate follow-up, I had errands to run.

I am not using any tick or flea preventative because underneath, Conor self-identifies as an albino (very pink skin), and when I tried Frontline several years back, he seemed to have a bad reaction to it, I'm also leery of insecticide products in general around animals, but maybe I haven't looked hard enough.

Do you have any recommendations?

Posted by: Hrothgar at May 13, 2017 06:39 PM (gwPgz)

148 If you have parrots, please use a dust mask when you clean the cages. Bird Fanciers' Syndrome sucks and you won't be able to be around parrots again.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at May 13, 2017 07:05 PM (Lqy/e)

149 Have a mini-dachshund and standard pit bull mix here. He's 7 now, but I saw both parents when we got him as a 10-week-old. He's the size of a standard dachsie, but almost everyone who sees him can tell he has pit parentage.

I don't know how his parents managed the logistics, but I'm reasonably sure a couch was somehow involved.

Posted by: Empire1 at May 13, 2017 07:44 PM (QpLWL)

150 Yeah, i don't want to lay claim to the dog slut video either, err i mean I understand what you're saying.

Posted by: Tom_Ohio at May 13, 2017 08:33 PM (cJDvr)

151 97 Well...my daughter gave birth to my fifth grandbaby (and second granddaughter) last Sunday. SO... today, I went with her to pick up the brand new six week old lab puppy her husband bought for the kids/himself.
Perfect timing, yes???
Posted by: antisocialist at May 13, 2017 04:34 PM (W2wn0)

LOL! No, really? Sigh. Dumbass.

Posted by: Gem at May 14, 2017 08:44 AM (uaHyk)

152 110 And I can't believe you people made me do it, waiting 109 comments without anyone else.

It's like I don't even know you people anymore.
Posted by: BurtTC at May 13, 2017 04:49 PM (Pz4pT)

I appreciated it. Always makes me grin.

Posted by: Gem at May 14, 2017 08:47 AM (uaHyk)

153 This did make me laugh:

Passive aggressive cat video compilation:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lx3egn8v4Mg
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 13, 2017 04:55 PM (fDdVG)

The one with the cat trapping the other cat in the paper bag made me laugh.

Posted by: Gem at May 14, 2017 08:55 AM (uaHyk)

154 Great pet photos this week! All the pups are adorable and Annabelle T. Bubbles has the most gorgeous eyes.

Congrats to antisocialist for all her new babies, and to blaster for his. Pix soon, pls!

Posted by: Gem at May 14, 2017 09:07 AM (uaHyk)

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