Ace of Spades Pet Thread

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Welcome to the almost world famous Ace of Spades Pet Thread. Grab a beverage and take a peek at the world of animals.

Usually our opening is a silly photo. How about a moving photo today?

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A Little of This. A Little of That.

I think there are some 'Ettes and 'Rons who would qualify for this job. Vet seeks a cat cuddler.

Service dogs, they are everywhere, including a high school year book.

I'm a misanthrope, I would have deep fried it.

Lighten up Francis.

1 down, 8 to go. Fortunate little kitteh.


7 adorable animals.


The wisdom of animals.

Meet The PetMorons


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I don't see any mischief in those eyes.


Been fans of Ace for years, love the pet thread, thought we'd send some pics in.

This is Magnum (the smaller one with the insanely cute, smug smile) and Samson. Pure bred Rough Collies.

We've always rescued animals (dozens over the years) but we had a rescue collie (Rowan) for many years and upon his passing decided that the breed was just perfect for us, so we went in search of another rescue. When we couldn't find one, we decided to go to one of the best collie breeders in the U.S. (Holmhaven) and get one - Magnum came to us at 9 weeks of age, and Samson followed about 6 months later - he was a return due to the owners having financial and health issues. They are actually cousins, and are best friends. What an incredible breed. -Eric


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Bed hog Dobies? Ha, they don't look it.

Mina, standing, and Geddy, sitting. Rescued Geddy as a puppy from a meth head needing money. Mina just wants to be touched. They love swimming in the irrigation canal, hunting mice and gophers on our acreage and love being bed hogs in the morning. S.Lynn

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What a handsome pair of K-9s.

Carly & Eddie (monster)-V J


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You're welcome Jim and Rowan.

Hi, this is my dog named Rowan. Australian Cattle Dog with a lot of energy. He's surveying the back yard two years ago in the winter. I'm a lurker who spends most of my time at The Hostages where I typically post on Thursdays.

Thanks for running one of my favorite threads at the mothership - Jim


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Last but not least are these cute cats.

Say Hello to Tammy and Tig. Tammy showed up on our doorstep quite thoroughly pregnant; Tig is the only survivor of his litter. When he was born we put a berm of towels up around their nesting place to keep the kittens from crawling out of their nest. First day he was born tig crawled straight to the berm and up on top and took station on guard. Figgered he had some Tig in him. He'g going on 7 weeks now, over 27 ounces, will fight anything, and REALLY lets you know his opinion of veterinarian anal probes. -richard mcenroe


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That's a wrap for another week. Thank you for all your submissions. If you want to submit something try us at petmorons at gmail dot com.

Hope you and your pets have a great weekend!

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at 03:00 PM




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1 Happy Caturday everyone

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2017 02:54 PM (Ot7+c)

2 Pounced on that like a cat I did

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2017 02:54 PM (Ot7+c)

3 Magnum sure is a charmer.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 27, 2017 02:55 PM (u82oZ)

4 Two collies remind me we have a good cat and bad cat, whichever is doing something bad the other is the good cat.
My wife tells me there there ard no good cats.

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2017 02:59 PM (Ot7+c)

5 Another fine bunch of Moranimals!
One of my favorite threads of the week, this one is.

Posted by: navybrat at May 27, 2017 03:00 PM (w7KSn)

6 Pet Thread!!!

Posted by: Weasel at May 27, 2017 03:00 PM (Sfs6o)

7 Woof! Woof! Barack I am your pet German shepherd!

Posted by: Angela Merkel at May 27, 2017 03:02 PM (vRcUp)

8 What does one have to do to get the job of Dog Carrier in the US military?

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at May 27, 2017 03:02 PM (R+30W)

9 Sweet pics of pets

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 27, 2017 03:03 PM (TiwO/)

10 Once again the Moronimals prove we do *so* have high standards. At least for our pets. What an adorable bunch of troublemakers! And that military dog totally is thinking "I pulled off the fake limp AGAIN! Yay me!"

Had a baby crow learning to fly a few days ago. Flopped on the ground and mom and dad were NOT pleased when I came too near Junior (ignorance is no excuse). I claim them as pets since they have their nest in my yard. Junior is doing much better with the whole flying thing now and is now working on keeping all his feathers tucked. (We still have a few baby feathers that will not lie smooth--so adorable!)

Posted by: Sabrina Chase at May 27, 2017 03:03 PM (mDjbp)

11 I say it every time but I don't give a crap, I love the pet thread.
You guys have some really cool pets.

Posted by: Seems Legit at May 27, 2017 03:04 PM (U+nHb)

12 WeaselDog chewed her way to unsupervised daytime household freedom through the plastic baby gate mesh, so I'm over-engineering a replacement with solid wood panels.

Posted by: Weasel at May 27, 2017 03:05 PM (Sfs6o)

13 Is that picture at the top from that new movie--I forget the name. The ads for it look pretty good.

Posted by: stace gets two scoops at May 27, 2017 03:06 PM (bwBxJ)

14 Happy Caturday!

(looks at inspiring first picture)

The color balance and lighting is way off, but... is that a *fake* or *prop* M-16?

Looks entirely monotone and glossy in the wrong places. Are NatG units still using old non-flattops from the 80s? The charging handle looks curved.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 27, 2017 03:06 PM (wB8Tg)

15 The wisdom of animals.

This is going to be a link to writings by Fidel, Kim Jong, and Yoko. Correct?

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 27, 2017 03:08 PM (vRcUp)

16 A Swedish pet owner gave an injured fish a new leash on life with a home-made harness that allows the creature to swim around in its tank.

Ja! Und if the Muslims want to blow up me and my fish, I guess we both deserve it.

Posted by: neutered Swede at May 27, 2017 03:12 PM (vRcUp)

17 Moroni also Geddy reminds me of a cat I met a while back. The boarding kennel we use for our pets has several cats that "work" there : begging for pettings from the customers and walking on the keyboard when the human staff are trying to ring up the bill.

The new one's name was Crystal--not a weird name but the staffer went on to explain that she was a rescue because her owners had been arrested for making meth. She's a nice kitty.

Posted by: stace gets two scoops at May 27, 2017 03:15 PM (bwBxJ)

18 Pounced on that like a cat I did

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2017 02:54 PM (Ot7+c)

Like a cat on a cheese-filled mouse.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 27, 2017 03:15 PM (tHwdc)

19 I found that stock photo pretty much everywhere, but no idea where it came from. Looks older than the new movie if links can be trusted.

Looks like her name is Wenke. Haven't found the story behind the picture.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 27, 2017 03:15 PM (wB8Tg)

20 Merovign, the 'prop' M-16s I have seen usually have a magazine molded into the magazine well. This one does not.

Charging handle is being seen from above and at an angle so not only seeing the top but the thickness of it, so that might account for the 'curve' you mention.

I would be very surprised if every M-16 in the US military has been changed over to the flat-top version. Talk about expense so older but still capable models will linger in inventory.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 27, 2017 03:16 PM (TiwO/)

21 Taking animals into a illegal combat zone is agauinst the law!!!! Presdent Oblama will hear about this people !!!!!!

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattleboro, VT at May 27, 2017 03:16 PM (WmgTn)

22 Gah! Effing autocorrect!

Posted by: stace gets two scoops at May 27, 2017 03:16 PM (bwBxJ)

23 Didn't I just mention my fondness for schnitzel.

Posted by: TFG at May 27, 2017 03:17 PM (FhXTo)

24 The wisdom of animals.

Is that guy supposed to be Muslim? Muslims don't like dogs.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 27, 2017 03:19 PM (vRcUp)

25 Posted by: Anna Puma at May 27, 2017 03:16 PM (TiwO/)

As I say it may be the lighting, but it looks like it's all the same material. It's definitely a much older design.

The photo seems to be too popular to find the real story behind it, but there are hundreds of different versions at random blogs, forums, pinterest, etc.

I was just curious about the oddity and the original story behind the picture.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 27, 2017 03:19 PM (wB8Tg)

26 What an awesome pet thread!!! (Of course, they are all awesome)

The collies are gorgeous, but so are the Dobies and the Rotties, and the ACD, and the kitties...

I am so happy we have an animal loving Horde. It gives me faith in humanity.

Posted by: moki at May 27, 2017 03:20 PM (V+V48)

27 M16A3 ?

Posted by: grump928(c) at May 27, 2017 03:23 PM (apyCW)

28 That collie is looking pretty coy. Or planning something.

Posted by: Eric Hoffer's Thumb at May 27, 2017 03:25 PM (e6aCv)

29 Perhaps Merovign, you could write a story for the picture? Set it into the future on another planet.

Had my imagination hijacked over to the third Tanya story because the climatic scene demanded to be written Nyaow! Almost 1,200 words later it was done. Now back to my regularly scheduled writing of second story. I hope, unless the fourth story wants attention.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 27, 2017 03:25 PM (TiwO/)

30 CS and CSS units are likely still equipped with M-16A2s, for the reasons given above.

hell, my unit didn't get M-9s until around the end of the century, and everyone still had M-16A1s when i got out in '03.

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 27, 2017 03:25 PM (rq3YI)

31 The collies!!! OMG THE COLLIES!!! I simply love collies more than any animal in the world. Eric, yours are especially beautiful and their expressions are heartrending.

They are amazingly affectionate and easy to train. I had a male tri-color, Dunrobin of Kingswood "Robin." I got him when I was 19.

Did I mention I love collies?

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at May 27, 2017 03:26 PM (TdMsT)

32 I have to commend our Moron friend richard mcenroe for taking in pregnant kitty, Tammy. It's sad that anyone would abandon an animal in that state, but we have had more than one story from commenters who did the same thing.
You're a good guy, richardm.

Posted by: L, Elle at May 27, 2017 03:27 PM (Rsi2C)

33 A while back, a bobtail longhair orange/white striped kitty appeared in our yard. My darling bride started feeding it, so it stuck around, imagine that.

Anyway, it got liquored up and loved on, or the feline equivalent, and, surprise, surprise, a litter of four kittens arrived.

The daddy must have been of a swarthy variety, for two of the brood are black striped. The remainder favor their mama.

Interestingly, one of each color pair are bobtails. Whodathunkit?

Posted by: eastofsuez at May 27, 2017 03:30 PM (oKO0e)

34 M16A3 ?

Posted by: grump928(c) at May 27, 2017 03:23 PM (apyCW)


Flattop.

As I said, it's probably the lighting in the picture or editing, it just looks like it's one big molded plastic piece. 'Swhy I thought it might be from a movie.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 27, 2017 03:30 PM (wB8Tg)

35 I love Rowan, what a handsome heeler.

Posted by: CaliGirl at May 27, 2017 03:30 PM (Ri/rl)

36 Again, an almost ridiculously good-looking buncha moranimals. You can see how hard they work for their kibble.

Son's puppy stayed at my house last weekend. She is really pretty good for 4 mos and does try to obey. My old dog keeps her in line if her puppyness gets ahead of her. Cat finally confronted the puppy and could not understand why she wasn't cowering and crying like the toddler when the cat has had enough. I think mine forgot the two kittens who stayed weekends when son was busy and couldn't leave them alone yet. Puppies and kittens are cute and all, but the sigh of relief when they go back to their own home is pretty heartfelt.

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 27, 2017 03:30 PM (MIKMs)

37 in other news, we adopted a new kitteh last week.

we were at the feed store for cat litter and such, and there was a new flyer for "Royce" who's person had gotten very ill, and wouldn't be coming home to care for him.

the location was right around the corner, so we went over, decided he seemed like a good fit, and brought him home.

he wasn't happy with the trip. and spent the first day or two under the bed during the day, but would come out late at night.

then he started coming out when Resident Evil came home from w*rk.

as of yesterday, he's out and about, just like all the other house lions.

gonna be awhile though, before we see how he likes his new yard.

he's a DSH tabby, very vocal, and is already taking no shit from the other boys. he even put Mijo in check, which serves the pushy little shit right.

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 27, 2017 03:31 PM (rq3YI)

38 How many times do you have to just miss a garter snake with the lawn mower before it's a pet? Asking for my cat.

Posted by: DaveA at May 27, 2017 03:31 PM (FhXTo)

39 I think part of is that the pup probably weighs more than PVT Wenke.

Posted by: Fox2! at May 27, 2017 03:32 PM (brIR5)

40 Perhaps Merovign, you could write a story for the picture? Set it into the future on another planet.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 27, 2017 03:25 PM (TiwO/)


Yeah, ideas are *not* my problem.

I'm already summarizing like 12 books into the future trying to get new ideas out of my head so I can work on what I'm supposed to be working on.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 27, 2017 03:32 PM (wB8Tg)

41 yaaay the food thread!

Posted by: Hillary Rodman Mallfly at May 27, 2017 03:32 PM (ILitO)

42 does Obama eat escargot? if he does, does he know what it is?

Posted by: Hillary Rodman Mallfly at May 27, 2017 03:33 PM (ILitO)

43 by the way, I still appreciate whoever it was who first came up with "Donny Two-Scoops". Same person could have called me "Hillary Twelve Shots" but I would have found him and turned him into... never mind...

Posted by: Hillary Rodman Mallfly at May 27, 2017 03:35 PM (ILitO)

44 ok, where is everyone..?

Posted by: Hillary Rodman Mallfly at May 27, 2017 03:36 PM (ILitO)

45 Pasture walk in very tall grass with Layla the Wonder Pup today. Tick city after all the rain we've had! I found 3 crawling on me when we got back. I may need to borrow a vial of her flea and tick treatment.

Posted by: That Deplorable SOB Van Owen at May 27, 2017 03:36 PM (/SBPe)

46 Posted by: DaveA at May 27, 2017 03:31 PM (FhXTo)
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Your cat cuts the grass?

Posted by: Weasel at May 27, 2017 03:36 PM (Sfs6o)

47 and Keith Olbermann is still a twat.

Posted by: Hillary Rodman Mallfly at May 27, 2017 03:36 PM (ILitO)

48 I have a cat that will eat spider plants till he throws up.

Posted by: Hillary Rodman Mallfly at May 27, 2017 03:37 PM (ILitO)

49 I think it's interesting that the guy made a harness for his fish. I think that was very clever engineering.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 27, 2017 03:39 PM (qES5k)

50 So when is Barky commencing his post-presidency apology tour?

Posted by: Hillary Rodman Mallfly at May 27, 2017 03:39 PM (ILitO)

51 RIP Gregg Allman

Posted by: vizzy at May 27, 2017 03:40 PM (s5Khz)

52 re 49: very useful when you want to take your fish for a walk.

Posted by: Hillary Rodman Mallfly at May 27, 2017 03:40 PM (ILitO)

53 Our rough collies (one a backyard breeder dog, the other a Gambit collie) would lay in the doorways when the weather was good and the doors were open. If a child, or even me, went outside, one would follow and the other would stay inside to guard they family. If I was working outside for a long time, the outside collie might eventually go back inside, but the other would come out to watch. Always. Best dogs ever.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at May 27, 2017 03:40 PM (w7U7L)

54 Beautiful pets again, people! Love those collies, so dignified looking.

Posted by: washrivergal at May 27, 2017 03:41 PM (+tKYk)

55 Merovign, I thought your first novel was done and all you were doing was tweaking/fixing it.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 27, 2017 03:41 PM (TiwO/)

56 Years ago collies were getting a rep for being dumb because allegedly they were being bred only for their sexy looks.

I'm glad to learn that's not true!

Posted by: stace gets two scoops at May 27, 2017 03:43 PM (bwBxJ)

57 I still have toddler coming over at least one day a week, even though I am supposed to get a vacation while kidlet#2 is on maternity leave. The two old farts (dog and cat) really went into a decline when they didn't have the kid for a couple weeks. They both seem to remember what a baby is and I was laughing when they laid down on separate sides of the car seat with noses touching the new baby's leg. It will be a zoo when I have both grandkids, but my trusty assistants will be there to nag me if the baby snuffles or fills her pants.

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 27, 2017 03:45 PM (MIKMs)

58 Posted by: redc1c4 at May 27, 2017 03:31 PM (rq3YI)

Congratulations on your new family member. That was nice of you to adopt the cat from a person who was sick. When we got our ferall rescue Tabby from a from a friend the cat got out of the room we had her in and retreated to a crawlspace in what we call our box room. She was in there for two days, I got worried but now (2 years later( she's a happy inside cat looking out the windows and occasionally jumping up up and hanging off the front door window l as if it's bars in a prison and she had rather high decibel level purr.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 27, 2017 03:45 PM (qES5k)

59 Merovign, I thought your first novel was done and all you were doing was tweaking/fixing it.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 27, 2017 03:41 PM (TiwO/)


Last chapter needs a rewrite.

Then the whole thing needs a revision pass, I have like 20 pages of notes.

If I could focus that would be easier. Rough time with meds recently.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 27, 2017 03:46 PM (wB8Tg)

60 Posted by: That Deplorable SOB Van Owen at May 27, 2017 03:36 PM (/SBPe)

Speaking of ticks, vet gave me a prescription for Bravecto for Conor and so far it seems to be working. It is not a tick repellent, but ticks that bite supposedly wither and die within 6-12 hours or so. The dose lasts for 12 weeks. Conor seems no worse for wear after most of a week and I haven't seen a new tick yet, and the old ones dropped off, but it is still early in the tick season, and the monsoons here have been conducive to walks.

I don't like meds like this but Conor was plagued with ticks before and was really upset when I tried to remove ticks, so I decided to try this.

Posted by: Hrothgar at May 27, 2017 03:47 PM (gwPgz)

61
*Trumpet fanfare!* The Pet Thread!

Another great job, MisHum and another great selection of Moron Pets. Love the ones who were rescues and love their rescuers.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 27, 2017 03:48 PM (F8jk2)

62 For two hours I worked in the flower beds, then my terrier mix came over and sat down in front of me.
Smart dog...time to quit.

Beer!!!!

Posted by: Diogenes at May 27, 2017 03:48 PM (0tfLf)

63 Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 27, 2017 03:19 PM (vRcUp)

I could be rather sensitive but I thought the comment about "Pets are just not interested in the things we care about" showing what was obviously intended to be Jesus and the two thieves on the cross was rather smug. Would they have shown jihadis cutting off people's heads? I doubt it.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 27, 2017 03:49 PM (qES5k)

64 When I was a youngster my best friend's family had a collie. I could never figure out why she always smelled so much better than the dogs we had on our farm. Eventually it dawned on me that the collie actually got regular baths instead of just swimming in the creek.

Posted by: That Deplorable SOB Van Owen at May 27, 2017 03:49 PM (/SBPe)

65 Almost forgot about the pet thread! Darned errands.

Great looking bunch.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 27, 2017 03:49 PM (PY9jH)

66 Mother and kitten. Awwww-so cute!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 27, 2017 03:50 PM (qES5k)

67 The cat that adopted us a month or so ago has taken over. He's not as affectionate as he was at first. Guess he figures, I got what I wanted, now I'll do as I please.
He loves to be outside and is a good hunter. Hope he puts a dent in the Vole population.

Posted by: Ronster at May 27, 2017 03:50 PM (CDUSe)

68 As always, a great looking group of well loved pets.

S. Lynn, what livestock do you use the pens for?

Posted by: Ben Had at May 27, 2017 03:51 PM (evw2O)

69 38 How many times do you have to just miss a garter snake with the lawn mower before it's a pet? Asking for my cat.
Posted by: DaveA at May 27, 2017 03:31 PM (FhXTo)


A snake on my property means a for sale sign in my front yard.

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at May 27, 2017 03:51 PM (TdMsT)

70 Twenty pages of revisions?

Are you fixing really massively glaring problems or polishing that P1800 chrome fender one more time just to discover you managed to remove the last atom of chrome to expose the nickel coating below?

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 27, 2017 03:52 PM (TiwO/)

71 Oldest daughter Maegan the Virtuous was shepherdess at Mt Sac college for 5 years. When she first started, the sheep would head for the bottom 40 and refuse to obey. She called me up and said, "Daddy, I need you to bring Clearwater down." He'd never seen a sheep in his life, but the next morning she took him with her. The sheep ran to the bottom 40. Megs took the collie down, and ran a sweep with him to herd the sheep to the barn. The next morning, "She said to him, "Go get the." Dog joyfully sweeps into the field, and drives the sheep to the barn. The next morning, the sheep saw the collie coming and ran to the barn. Both the collie and the sheep knew their job. Later Megs had me bring Tamarack, the other collie, and did the same thing with her. Collies are the BEST. DOGS. EVER.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at May 27, 2017 03:52 PM (w7U7L)

72 A few weeks ago I mentioned we were considering adopting a kitten through a rescue organization. Went through the paperwork and home visit. Precious little guy.

Upon giving ourselves the weekend to consider, we chose to allow our soon-to-be sixteen y.o. kitty to live out however much time she has left in peace.

She seems to have recovered fully from Spanky's death, and is doing really well on her hyperthyroid meds, putting on weight, and occasionally going on a running sprint through the house, nearly bouncing off the walls.

When she passes (which vet said could be a few more years), we'll adopt two (perhaps bonded) kitties.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 27, 2017 03:53 PM (PY9jH)

73 Hadrian the Seventh- How did the show turn out?

Posted by: Ben Had at May 27, 2017 03:54 PM (evw2O)

74 Holy shit, that doggie in the pic looks balls-out happy as hell!

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 03:54 PM (GsAUU)

75 Love the pet thread. My cuddle monster is Mellie, a cat rescued twice. Has only been outside once. She greets me at the door every night, curls up with me to sleep, and is only interested in the keyboard when I'm using it. She's my boon companion. Now if I could get her to understand that she's supposed to eat any bugs. . .

Posted by: Biblio at May 27, 2017 03:55 PM (4Dr5C)

76 Dogs and cats need jobs to feel accomplishment just like people. It always amazes me how much they crave the responsibility -- like I said, they go into a decline when they don't have their own job whether self-appointed or assigned.

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 27, 2017 03:56 PM (MIKMs)

77 I think part of is that the pup probably weighs more than PVT Wenke.
Posted by: Fox2! at May 27, 2017 03:32

The pups' weight crossed my mind, that's a big dog to carry on your shoulders. I'm not about to hoist our 100 lb Bailey on my shoulders and carry her very far!

Posted by: Farmer at May 27, 2017 03:56 PM (4bBUU)

78 Wow, so many pairs of handsome pets!

I love this islet of peace and calm.

I'll put off listening to Mark Steyn's latest video for a bit.

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 03:57 PM (GsAUU)

79 Oh man.
Not Gregg.
I'm really getting old. Saw them at the Honolulu International Center probably 44 years ago.

Posted by: teej at May 27, 2017 03:58 PM (qREJU)

80 Our Sandy sleeps pressed up against my side every night. She will actually go and meow and "nag" my husband to get him to come to bed, and then she gets on his chest to allow him to "worship" her. She's been doing this since she was teeny tiny. Oh, and when she's on his chest, she tucks her right paw under her chest and grabs his finger or thumb with her left paw and squeezes it like a baby does.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 27, 2017 03:58 PM (PY9jH)

81 MY big boy Smokey brought me a present yesterday morning. A dead possum. I think he felt bad for it because he kept looking at it and looking at me. "Make it move!" My husband disposed of it. He usually brings in live things that he drops on the kitchen floor and then we spent hours looking for them all over the house. Our female just kills the creatures and leaves them where they lay. Smokey wants to play with them a while. This is the boy that was supposed to have died of pneumonia in January. He's a tough old guy.

Posted by: Abby at May 27, 2017 03:59 PM (HBU7W)

82 Are you fixing really massively glaring problems or polishing that P1800 chrome fender one more time just to discover you managed to remove the last atom of chrome to expose the nickel coating below?

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 27, 2017 03:52 PM (TiwO/)


Neither. In the process of writing (sadly kind of out of order) I have simply found a lot of things I can substantially improve.

Rather do it now than wait through half a dozen rejection slips 'cause they saw the same things. This is taking too long, but that would take a lot longer.

I may be crawling across the finish line, but I intend to finish.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 27, 2017 04:00 PM (wB8Tg)

83 they go into a decline when they don't have their own job whether self-appointed or assigned.

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 27, 2017 03:56 PM (MIKMs)


Conor Dog has decided his job is to jump on the sofa and get in my lap whenever I sit down and try to read! And he's trained me into realizing there are far worse ways to read!

Posted by: Hrothgar at May 27, 2017 04:01 PM (gwPgz)

84 Reading about Gregg Allman.
11 times in rehab.
Married to Cher.
Hep C.
And still, he made it to age 69.
My wife once administered an EKG test to him back in teh '90s.
Came home describing all of the tattoos he had.

Posted by: navybrat at May 27, 2017 04:01 PM (w7KSn)

85 Posted by: Abby at May 27, 2017 03:59 PM (HBU7W)


Lol. We have a friend whose cat brings them "gifts" every night. They have to check her mouth before they let her in, because she's brought in mice and lizards that she's turned loose.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 27, 2017 04:01 PM (PY9jH)

86 Wait....what happened to Gregg Allman??

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 27, 2017 04:02 PM (PY9jH)

87 86 Wait....what happened to Gregg Allman??
Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 27, 2017 04:02 PM (PY9jH)

+++

Passed away. No cause given yet.

Posted by: washrivergal at May 27, 2017 04:04 PM (+tKYk)

88 My dad's cat would do that too. He would bring in snakes and frogs from their pond. Smokey is my dog, though, and I have never received live presents from any of our other dogs. He has a very soft mouth and even came in with a baby bunny that managed to hop all over our house.

Posted by: Abby at May 27, 2017 04:04 PM (HBU7W)

89 Love the pix of the dobies! Our "princess" Lola is a 12 year old dobie who weights in at 65 lbs w/o an ounce of fat on her. How do I provide a pix of her for this weekly feature? Txs!

Posted by: Zogger at May 27, 2017 04:04 PM (SKahJ)

90 Oh, yeah, almost forgot.
Liver transplant.
RIP Gregg.

Posted by: navybrat at May 27, 2017 04:05 PM (w7KSn)

91 I could be rather sensitive but I thought the comment about "Pets are just not interested in the things we care about" showing what was obviously intended to be Jesus and the two thieves on the cross was rather smug. Would they have shown jihadis cutting off people's heads? I doubt it.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke


Gah. I'm an idiot - I just kind of blanked out in confusion when I saw it the first time. I think that was just an obnoxious slam against Christianity.

"They want nothing to do with our perilous and tortured agendas". Stupid English poofter caused me to think at the beginning that he would veer off into something libtarded.

I'm starting to think that the only alternatives are Christian theocracy, Secular Theocracy or Muslim Theocracy, and the last two are the same. As an unbeliever, I think I would prefer the first.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 27, 2017 04:05 PM (vRcUp)

92 Former VP candidate Tim Kaine's youngest son, Linwood*, was arrested for protesting at a pro-Trump event.

*Who names a kid Linwood?

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 27, 2017 04:05 PM (TiwO/)

93 Hadrian the Seventh- How did the show turn out?

Posted by: Ben Had at May 27, 2017 03:54 PM (evw2O)


Dot: Won her Futurity class. Got a cut in American-Bred.

Delilah: Won the Bred-by-Exhibitor class (always a very tough one) but wasn't Winners or Best Bred-by.

Carmen: Best Brood Bitch in Futurity. Second in 7-10 Veteran Bitch to the eventual Best in Specialty winner.

The peanut gallery loved Delilah, who might have been, with justice, Winners. Her Majesty, who wanted her to duplicate grandmother Lacey's feat of going Winners at the National to finish in 2000, was disappointed, but I pointed out that Lacey was almost a year older when she did it.

Next year, Richland, WA.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 27, 2017 04:07 PM (Sxn4J)

94 Beautiful Rottweilers.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 27, 2017 04:08 PM (89T5c)

95 The worst horror one of my cats inflicted on me was leaving three dead baby bunnies outside the patio door - all perfectly lined up in a row.

Posted by: washrivergal at May 27, 2017 04:09 PM (+tKYk)

96 FoF pitcher, Congressman and Senator Jim Bunning has left the dugout, age 85.

Posted by: Fox2! at May 27, 2017 04:09 PM (brIR5)

97 Jim Bunning dead today at 85. Hall of Fame pitcher and former US senator.

Posted by: tu3031 at May 27, 2017 04:09 PM (qJhUV)

98 Jim Bunning dead today at 85. Hall of Fame pitcher and former US senator.

RIP Gregg Allman


I feel fine!

*nervously checks pulse*

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 27, 2017 04:12 PM (tVnTe)

99 83 they go into a decline when they don't have their own job whether self-appointed or assigned.


Ginny has several jobs. Her self assigned ones are to make sure that the mailman, ups driver, and fedex guys hear her viciousness (she sounds like a squeak toy) and retreat from the house after they've approached. So far she's been highly successful.

He second self assigned job is to make sure no one climbs the 8 foot fence at the far back of the yard. Most times people walk completely down its length before realizing that she's protecting the place. She must continually run the entire distance or they might double back. This task has given her "impressive musculature" according to the vet. Might want to copy it for GAINZZ.

Another is to answer the house phone. When it rings she rushes to it. Hasn't figured out how to do the rest, but she's go the first part down.

Also acts as greeter, food sweeper, cooking pan/pot degreaser.

Weirdly, she's the only dog I've ever had that "hugs" like a person.

Assigned tasks are simpilier, companion, alerter, vermin killer and warmth provider.

Posted by: dagny at May 27, 2017 04:12 PM (xrSGs)

100 About 0130 one night I heard Ra, my one-eyed no-tail cat, talking loudly outside. So opened door to investigate, Mama Cat and him promptly come inside. Whereupon Ra drops to the floor the body of a vole which he proceeded to eat in front of me with crunchy noises clearly heard.

Ah, pet love.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 27, 2017 04:12 PM (TiwO/)

101 Remember a couple of nights ago when several of us Morons were talking abour perfect games?

R.I.P. Jim Bunning.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Bunning%27s_perfect_game

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 04:13 PM (GsAUU)

102 Brody had his first exposure to a coyote the other day. I heard him baying and spotted the varmint.

Brody was content to bark from the safety of the barn.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 27, 2017 04:14 PM (evw2O)

103 Success Merovign, may it be a runaway best-seller for you.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 27, 2017 04:14 PM (TiwO/)

104 I'm starting to think that the only alternatives are Christian theocracy, Secular Theocracy or Muslim Theocracy, and the last two are the same. As an unbeliever, I think I would prefer the first.Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 27, 2017 04:05 PM (vRcUp)


At a minimum, fewer mass graves with the first.

Posted by: dagny at May 27, 2017 04:15 PM (xrSGs)

105 Ugh, Jim Bunning's Wiki page is almost 100% about his Senate career, not his baseball one.

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 04:15 PM (GsAUU)

106 Love the pairs of pets today. Especially the kittehs.

And Rowan reminds me of one of our dear departed dogs. Nice pose.

Posted by: KT at May 27, 2017 04:15 PM (BVQ+1)

107 Posted by: dagny at May 27, 2017 04:12 PM (xrSGs)

+++


My son's Lab also likes to hug. In fact he insists upon it.

Posted by: washrivergal at May 27, 2017 04:16 PM (+tKYk)

108 No voles in the yard thanks to the neighborhood kittehs.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 27, 2017 04:16 PM (89T5c)

109 Oh, and when lefties talk about "Christian theocracy" they always mean "uncelebratory of buttsex."

Posted by: dagny at May 27, 2017 04:16 PM (xrSGs)

110 My spirit soars when I make it in time to catch the Pet Thread while it is happening, instead of a day later. My new chemo wreaks havoc on my time sense but this week I managed to get it right. I dunno how...
Thanks, horde.
Will be sending my (neurologically challenged) Rosie's pics soon. Yeah I know you've all heard that before but I really do mean it.
Love you all, and your fur babies (past and present).
Balm for my besieged body and mind.
Blessings always.

Posted by: Ritabootoo at May 27, 2017 04:18 PM (yebHB)

111 Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 27, 2017 04:05 PM (vRcUp)

Yes; It was s slam against Christianity. My analogy was a poor one and the video is probably against religious belief in general, but they wouldn't have had the guts to show a Muslim reading a Koran.

America will never be a Christian theocracy. The closest we came was the Massachusetts Bay Colony.

Perhaps you should just consider asking God to reveal Himself (I don't mean asking God to do some miracles or "show tricks. i.e., levitate my car" to prove God's existence) but just to do it in simple ways. This is discussed in a chapter in a book "Ten prayers God always says yes to" by Anthony DeStefano-a good book, IMO-which you could probably get from interlibrary loan. I have to go now and this is the pet thread and not the theology thread (Sorry for the digression folks!)-but you are obviously a smart, interesting and thoughtful man and I'm sure God would be pleased could you come or once again come to believe in him. :^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 27, 2017 04:18 PM (qES5k)

112 105 Ugh, Jim Bunning's Wiki page is almost 100% about his Senate career, not his baseball one.
Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 04:15 PM (GsAUU)


Here you go.

http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/B/Pbunnj101.htm

Posted by: rickl at May 27, 2017 04:20 PM (sdi6R)

113 From Wiki:

As the perfect game developed, Bunning defied the baseball superstition that no one should talk about a no-hitter in progress, speaking to his teammates about the perfect game to keep himself relaxed and loosen up his teammates. Bunning had abided by the tradition during a near-no hitter a few weeks before, determining afterwards that keeping quiet didn't help.[2]

Gus Triandos, Bunning's catcher, had also caught Hoyt Wilhelm's no-hitter on September 20, 1958 while with the Baltimore Orioles, becoming the first catcher to catch no-hitters in both leagues.

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 04:20 PM (GsAUU)

114 Posted by: Ritabootoo at May 27, 2017 04:18 PM (yebHB)

+++

So glad you are here today. I will pray for your good health and successful chemo treatments.

Posted by: washrivergal at May 27, 2017 04:21 PM (+tKYk)

115 My neighbor keeps wishing very loudly that I had another mighty hunter cat like my previous. Cat would leave vole bodies at the back doors of favored neighbors every day -- who were well-trained by the hunter to dispense treats.

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 27, 2017 04:21 PM (MIKMs)

116 Watching The Steel Helmet on TCM.

Seems like a good Memorial Day Weekend flick.

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 04:23 PM (GsAUU)

117 and this is the pet thread and not the theology thread
=====

Oh, I don't know. There does seem to be some overlap with all Creatures Great and Small (including us).

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 27, 2017 04:24 PM (MIKMs)

118 Gus Triandos, Bunning's catcher, had also caught Hoyt Wilhelm's
no-hitter on September 20, 1958 while with the Baltimore Orioles,
becoming the first catcher to catch no-hitters in both leagues.

Bunning beat Tracy Stallard in his perfect game against the Mets. Stallard also gave up Roger Maris's 61st homer in 1961. Talk about the wrong side of history.

Posted by: tu3031 at May 27, 2017 04:25 PM (qJhUV)

119 I've tried to imagine the consciousness of a cat, and the nearest I can come is that it is something that sees you come into its visual field, and then consists of expectations. Totally selfish. I love cats, but I am not at all convinced that animal consciousness is anything like human consciousness, so I wouldn't rush into the whole "I prefer animals to people" thing. They are really a black box.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 27, 2017 04:26 PM (vRcUp)

120 Bunning beat Tracy Stallard in his perfect game against the Mets. Stallard also gave up Roger Maris's 61st homer in 1961. Talk about the wrong side of history.
Posted by: tu3031 at May 27, 2017 04:25 PM (qJhUV)

--So Stallard was the William Jennings Bryan of baseball?

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 04:27 PM (GsAUU)

121 Brattleboro wants to wish Presdent and Micheal Obama a Happy Memorial Day. We miss and still love you both ...

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattleboro, VT at May 27, 2017 04:28 PM (WmgTn)

122 We await a bitch puppy, a Belgian sheepdog. The momma's due about June 6, so we'll have our new girl first week August.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at May 27, 2017 04:31 PM (BeKMO)

123 121 Brattleboro wants to wish Presdent and Micheal Obama a Happy Memorial Day. We miss and still love you both ...
Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattleboro, VT at May 27, 2017 04:28 PM (WmgTn)

--Speaking of ghey butt secks . . .

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 04:31 PM (GsAUU)

124 Kid from New Hampshire is going for his FIFTH consecutive no hitter today

http://tinyurl.com/y7m98d8s

Posted by: tu3031 at May 27, 2017 04:32 PM (qJhUV)

125 Rita, I had been wondering to myself how you're doing, and here you are! I hope the side effects lessen or at least become more manageable.

Posted by: stace gets two scoops at May 27, 2017 04:33 PM (bwBxJ)

126 Rita:

Prayers up for renewed strength and healing.

Posted by: ibguy at May 27, 2017 04:37 PM (c5dWW)

127 Congratulations, Les Kinetic. Good time of the year for a puppy. Plenty warm outside for the pee call.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 27, 2017 04:39 PM (evw2O)

128 >>>Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 27, 2017 04:18 PM (qES5k)

Ok Thank you, I'll look that up. That title is a teaser.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 27, 2017 04:40 PM (vRcUp)

129 Heh, one of the ads on the HQ home page is for Svedka.

The Universe is trying to tell me something, and it's that I can't afford Svedka but I shall drink vodka.

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 04:41 PM (GsAUU)

130 Is that a shoulder-fired Alsatian the soldier is carrying?

Posted by: andycanuck at May 27, 2017 04:42 PM (nlbfN)

131 Posted by: Ritabootoo at May 27, 2017 04:18 PM (yebHB)

Glad to see you here and hope that the chemo does the good things it is supposed to and with very few of the side-effects.

Posted by: Hrothgar at May 27, 2017 04:43 PM (gwPgz)

132 Right now there's a really awesome Gregg Allman, Jim Bunning, Zbigniew Brzezinski jam session going on in heaven.

Posted by: mark1971 at May 27, 2017 04:43 PM (xPl2J)

133 Zbig croaked as well?

Zbig: "Take my daughter. Please."

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 04:45 PM (GsAUU)

134 Who names a kid Linwood?
Posted by: Anna Puma at May 27, 2017 04:05 PM (TiwO/)

Probably his mama or one of his grandmother's maiden name.

We do that down here, which is how why you see a lot of women named Michaels, Carter, etc.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 27, 2017 04:45 PM (BAfyf)

135 Kind of approppos that Greg Alman died on Memorial Day weekend. I heard him give an interview to Dusty Street on a Memorial Day years ago where he was bragging how he got drunk one night and shot one of his toes off so he would flunk his pre-induction physical during the Vietnam war.

Everyone on the radio thought it was just too cool; me, not so much (remember, this was Memorial Day).

I've always wondered who had to go in that rich prick's place, and if he made it through nam OK.

Posted by: Subterranean JT at May 27, 2017 04:48 PM (qG0hz)

136 Snakes ( the non poisonous kind) are there to get rid of other creatures. I'm sure Rattlesnakes, Cottonmouths and Water Moccasins eat pests too but no thanks to them.

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2017 04:49 PM (Ot7+c)

137 136 Snakes ( the non poisonous kind) are there to get rid of other creatures. I'm sure Rattlesnakes, Cottonmouths and Water Moccasins eat pests too but no thanks to them.
Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2017 04:49 PM (Ot7+c)

--Cottonmouths are the same snakes as water moccasins.

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 04:51 PM (GsAUU)

138 Everyone on the radio thought it was just too cool; me, not so much (remember, this was Memorial Day).

I've always wondered who had to go in that rich prick's place, and if he made it through nam OK.
Posted by: Subterranean JT at May 27, 2017 04:48 PM (qG0hz)

--It sure as shit wasn't Bill Clinton.

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 04:52 PM (GsAUU)

139 --Cottonmouths are the same snakes as water moccasins.
Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 04:51 PM (GsAUU)

+++

I guess that's good. In a sense.

Posted by: washrivergal at May 27, 2017 04:52 PM (+tKYk)

140 Former VP candidate Tim Kaine's youngest son, Linwood*, was arrested for protesting at a pro-Trump event.

He belonged to a group that was paid to provoke fighting. I don't think I would shed a tear if they were victims of police brutality.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 27, 2017 04:53 PM (VdICR)

141 Miss me yet?

Posted by: Checkers at May 27, 2017 04:53 PM (DMUuz)

142 I found a snake in the lobby where I work about a month ago. I've been there over 20 years and there was never a snake in the lobby before.

So you never know.

Posted by: rickl at May 27, 2017 04:54 PM (sdi6R)

143 Washrivergirl, stace gets two scoops and ibguy:
(& any I miss):
Thank you all so much for your prayers and good wishes, especially from those here with their own life issues (you hearing me, ibguy?)

I mostly lurk, and I find myself praying almost constantly for various horde members/family/friends. Because prayer works. I'm proof, been on chemo for over two years. Someday I Will grasp that light at the end of that tunnel that keeps winking at me. God willing.

I am blessed. And I reiterate; I love you all. You lift me up.
But now I must snooze. This "being on time" stuff Can be wearying.

Everyone have a wondrous Memorial Weekend, beloveds.

Posted by: Ritabootoo at May 27, 2017 04:56 PM (yebHB)

144 shot one of his toes off so he would flunk his pre-induction physical during the Vietnam war.

And yet he married Cher. I know which one seems scariest!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 27, 2017 04:56 PM (GXVIG)

145 Posted by: rickl at May 27, 2017 04:54 PM (sdi6R)

+++

How'd you "deal" with it?

Posted by: washrivergal at May 27, 2017 04:57 PM (+tKYk)

146 Cher filed for divorce after 9 days.
I wonder who out-weirded who.

Posted by: navybrat at May 27, 2017 04:57 PM (w7KSn)

147 Scariest moment in my life. I'm swimming in a lake and look up and there is a wad of water moccasins in the water right in front of me. Thank G-d I wasn't very far from shore.

I never swim in anything but a pool now.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 27, 2017 04:57 PM (evw2O)

148 Gotta love Comedy Central, having this The President Show, making Trump, a ridiculously successful businessman, out to be a moron after eight years of Slow Joe and the Diversity Hire President who gave us "corpseman." To be sure, Trump has a lot of tics and quirks that are funny and ripe for comedy, but this is so nakedly partisan that Teh Funneh is just stillborn.

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 04:58 PM (GsAUU)

149 Years ago we lived across the street from a very nice couple, both majors in the Army.

My husband and I were in our front yard one day when we noticed some distress across the street. Our neighbors came over and asked us what to about this little snake on their porch they were scared of. I was happy to go over there, ID it and move it, but the whole time I was thinking, gee these folks are in the Army and they're scared of this thing? I guess I should've cut them some slack for being yankees and not familiar with the local fauna. They actually did the smart thing.

Posted by: stace gets two scoops at May 27, 2017 04:59 PM (bwBxJ)

150 7 adorable animals - the turkey hug video - on YouTube, four thumbs-down.

Who in everlovin' heck would down-vote a hugging turkey video? Maybe it was some friends of the dog.

Howdy, Animal Morons. Our report: all five cats and the dog continue to live in relative health, although the dog is showing signs of not being a puppy anymore.

Posted by: mindful webworker - arf arf it is to larf at May 27, 2017 04:59 PM (hGZJP)

151 I'm tired of all these muthafuckin' snakes on this muthafuckin' thread!

Posted by: SLJ at May 27, 2017 04:59 PM (GsAUU)

152 Cher filed for divorce after 9 days.
I wonder who out-weirded who.


Britney Spears got married and annulled in 55 hours. Isn't it nice to have public figures who take their vows so seriously?

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 27, 2017 05:01 PM (6FqZa)

153 146 Cher filed for divorce after 9 days.
I wonder who out-weirded who.
Posted by: navybrat at May 27, 2017 04:57 PM (w7KSn)

+++

How decidedly odd is that? What on earth would you discover after 9 days of marriage that you hadn't known previously? I'm pretty sure they had relations way before they tied the knot.

Posted by: washrivergal at May 27, 2017 05:01 PM (+tKYk)

154 147 Scariest moment in my life. I'm swimming in a lake and look up and there is a wad of water moccasins in the water right in front of me. Thank G-d I wasn't very far from shore.

I never swim in anything but a pool now.
Posted by: Ben Had at May 27, 2017 04:57 PM (evw2O)

--Same here. With the ocean, I'm sick of the sand in the car, the jellyfish, and beaches scorching my feet.

Fresh water? Unless I'm in a tube or some other vessel, forget it. Watch the Animal Planet show Monsters Inside Me to get a taste of the predatory colonists (amoebae that can blind you, for starters) you can acquire there.

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 05:04 PM (GsAUU)

155 147 Scariest moment in my life. I'm swimming in a lake and look up and there is a wad of water moccasins in the water right in front of me. Thank G-d I wasn't very far from shore.

I never swim in anything but a pool now.
Posted by: Ben Had at May 27, 2017 04:57 PM (evw2O)

+++

Just no.

Posted by: washrivergal at May 27, 2017 05:04 PM (+tKYk)

156 145 Posted by: rickl at May 27, 2017 04:54 PM (sdi6R)

+++

How'd you "deal" with it?
Posted by: washrivergal at May 27, 2017 04:57 PM (+tKYk)


It was only a foot long and as thick as a cigarette. Cute lil' thing. It was tan and maybe a little darker on top. I don't know if it was a baby or an adult of a small species.

I had never heard of any poisonous snakes around here, and also I thought that poisonous snakes had bold, colorful markings. I later learned that last part isn't true.

But, not knowing that at the time, I gently picked it up behind its head and released it outside.

Posted by: rickl at May 27, 2017 05:04 PM (sdi6R)

157 After 8 days the drugs and the booze wore off.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 27, 2017 05:05 PM (evw2O)

158 They both rode a horse with no name? Cher and Greg that is.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 27, 2017 05:06 PM (d4e3K)

159 Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 05:04 PM (GsAUU)

+++

If you watch that show you won't even take your shoes off and go barefoot just getting your mail - as one man did and got a life-threatening parasite lodged in his foot.

Posted by: washrivergal at May 27, 2017 05:07 PM (+tKYk)

160 Apparently Greggy was high during most of their marriage:

http://ultimateclassicrock.com/gregg-allman-cher-marriage/

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2017 05:07 PM (NT3RT)

161 nood chess/dress pr0n

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader at May 27, 2017 05:07 PM (Z3xqO)

162 But, not knowing that at the time, I gently picked it up behind its head and released it outside.
Posted by: rickl at May 27, 2017 05:04 PM (sdi6R)

+++

Pretty brave for not knowing what the heck it was.

Posted by: washrivergal at May 27, 2017 05:08 PM (+tKYk)

163 Sherman's gonna have relations!

Posted by: Granny Klump at May 27, 2017 05:09 PM (Tyii7)

164 162
Pretty brave for not knowing what the heck it was.
Posted by: washrivergal at May 27, 2017 05:08 PM (+tKYk)


In hindsight, I'm thinking it was more on the "foolish" end of the spectrum.

Posted by: rickl at May 27, 2017 05:10 PM (sdi6R)

165 Elijah Blue Allman seems to have turned out better than his half sister brother ? Chastity, so, there's that.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 27, 2017 05:10 PM (6FqZa)

166 69 38 How many times do you have to just miss a garter snake with the lawn mower before it's a pet? Asking for my cat.
Posted by: DaveA at May 27, 2017 03:31 PM (FhXTo)

...............

I had one cross my path 3 times the other day. Finally I just ran him over.

Posted by: Molly k. at May 27, 2017 05:10 PM (OOXlj)

167 If you watch that show you won't even take your shoes off and go barefoot just getting your mail - as one man did and got a life-threatening parasite lodged in his foot.
Posted by: washrivergal at May 27, 2017 05:07 PM (+tKYk)

--I grew up in the South and knew about hookworms at a young age, fortunately not the hard way.

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 05:10 PM (GsAUU)

168 I pick up all snakes with a shovel, right after bashing them into oblivion with it.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 27, 2017 05:11 PM (evw2O)

169 I had never heard of any poisonous snakes around here, and also I thought that poisonous snakes had bold, colorful markings. I later learned that last part isn't true.
....
Coral snakes, which are extremely venomous, are bright colored, but they resemble some other species of harmless snakes. If the red bands touch the yellow bands, it's a coral snake so do not mess with it.

I worked at a large aquarium that was all new construction on newly cleared land, so we got interesting visitors at first. One time we were eating in the staff cafeteria when a cook came out from the kitchen with a dried up dead snake on his broom. We started reciting the old rhyme "red on yellow, kill a fellow..." Yep, that's a coral snake dude.
In our employee kitchen.
Awesome.

Posted by: stace gets two scoops at May 27, 2017 05:18 PM (bwBxJ)

170 I had collies - they've been gone these several years and I miss them very much. They were merry and brave and true.


Posted by: SarahW at May 27, 2017 05:18 PM (Sp1NT)

171 I don't have much to say about it except I lost a special cat last week (put down from a sudden and rapidly advancing cancer) and May suddenly turned into February.
I can't quite snap out of the desire to just sit in the dark and not move.

Posted by: SarahW at May 27, 2017 05:21 PM (Sp1NT)

172 My son's Lab also likes to hug. In fact he insists upon it.Posted by: washrivergal at May 27, 2017 04:16 PM (+tKYk)

Excellent, so it's not just her!

Posted by: dagny at May 27, 2017 05:22 PM (xrSGs)

173 #Great pet pix, as always.

The pooches sure demonstrate the variety of canines. They may all be the same species, but hardly the same family - appearances and behaviors.

Just one example: dogs who love the water v dogs like our guy who detests it.

Those collies are just beautiful (or handsome, as per zheir gender preferences). Excellent critters - for someone else. We wouldn't want a purebred, really - give me a good mutt any day - nor a long-hair out here in rural Okla.

We had a found-us Australian Shepherd with a thick, tight coat, perfect for Alaska, not so much Oklahoma. (Miss ya, Foggy Doggie!) Had to keep him clipped for at least 3/4 of the year. Since he was blind in one eye and didn't like to be approached on that side, shaving him could be a real task, and might occasionally involve sedation.

Our current German Shepherd-whatever mix (who also found us) is a short-hair, utterly mellow temperament, relatively easy to care for; perfect for us. We'd be mighty lucky to get another pooch as smart and devoted as our old guy.

Now to read comments.

Posted by: mindful webworker - who's a good boy? at May 27, 2017 05:26 PM (hGZJP)

174 Sarah, get another cat!
Rescue a cat, for your own good and for the cat.

Posted by: navybrat at May 27, 2017 05:29 PM (w7KSn)

175 Collies. What else is needed? I want one!

Posted by: Rosasharn at May 27, 2017 05:29 PM (PzBTm)

176 91 I could be rather sensitive but I thought the comment about "Pets are just not interested in the things we care about" showing what was obviously intended to be Jesus and the two thieves on the cross was rather smug. Would they have shown jihadis cutting off people's heads? I doubt it.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke


I had the same reaction you did. I'm glad you posted your comment. I'm feeling low today because it's the anniversary of my dad's death (heart attack; he was much too young for that, and I was only 15 when he died). He was a WWII vet, so the photo of the soldier at the top of the pet thread was all I needed . . . to make my eyesight blurry again. To get back to the video-- the last thing I needed was a putdown of the faith that sustains me. So thank you again.

Posted by: Basement Cat at May 27, 2017 05:30 PM (3C9q2)

177 SarahW, So sorry for your loss. Most of us here have been through it. Give yourself a little time to mourn (and that what it is) but try not to dwell on the sorrow too long. Remember the moments that made your cat special and take joy in them. Yeah, there will be moments when the tears come again. That's OK.

Posted by: JTB at May 27, 2017 05:31 PM (V+03K)

178 #Caturday

Skip #1: Happy Caturday everyone

Okay, didn't get far in the comments yet, obviously.

This reminded me to go check bluebirdofbitterness.com for her Caturday post. The theme this week is Feline Summer Recreation program. Really funny collection.

Posted by: mindful webworker - catnapping =/= kitnapping whut? at May 27, 2017 05:31 PM (hGZJP)

179 Thank you Mis Hum and all you 'rons that shared your photos. I love seeing them all. Favorite thread of the week.

Posted by: cfo mom at May 27, 2017 05:36 PM (RfzVr)

180 --Cottonmouths are the same snakes as water moccasins.
Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2017 04:51 PM (GsAUU)

+++

I guess that's good. In a sense.


Missed the copperheads, though.

Posted by: Grey Fox at May 27, 2017 05:40 PM (bZ7mE)

181 Ben, water moccasins don't gather into balls, but harmless water snakes do. Several species of harmless water snake look just like water moccasins. We have scads of them on my granny's place and for awhile I was scared to swim too until I finally learned the difference.

Posted by: stace gets two scoops at May 27, 2017 05:41 PM (bwBxJ)

182 This reminded me to go check bluebirdofbitterness.com for her Caturday post. The theme this week is Feline Summer Recreation program. Really funny collection.

Thank you for the tip-- hadn't seen that blog before, and really needed something to lift my spirits.

Posted by: Basement Cat at May 27, 2017 05:43 PM (3C9q2)

183 I'm sorry, SarahW.

Posted by: rickl at May 27, 2017 05:50 PM (sdi6R)

184 #Rural Life

Several days ago, I was talking with the neighbor at the shed. We share a large yard. His daughter and granddaughter were zipping around the acreage on their zero-turns while he criticized their technique. Heh.

Granddaughter zips up, hops off the mower, goes to the truck, and comes back with a nice little pistol, zips away again.

As she goes off, the neighbor brags how all his kids and grandkids have their licenses.

Thanks to my extensive knowledge of hoplophilia, derived almost entirely from reading this blog, I said to him, "and I bet they all keep up on their practice, too."

He assured me, yes, indeed.

Then six shots rang out from north of our house. When I got over there, the ladies had a rake, and were holding up a snake, with three gaping holes, still hissing and trying to strike. The grand-daughter was pretty proud that she'd hit him three out of six, and it was amazing he was still wiggling with those holes blown in him. He wouldn't last long.

First time we've ever found a water moccasin that close to the house. All the rain temporarily made EPA-controllable wetlands out of the place, so I hope this will remain a rare, if not unique, instance.

Okay, not a pet. Um... Um... our cats were inside (as usual during mowing) so none of them were harmed.

Posted by: mindful webworker - never miiiiind at May 27, 2017 05:54 PM (hGZJP)

185 Mindful web worker, that's pretty good! Ask my embarrassed brother how hard it can be to hit a snake with a pistol.

A shotgun on the other hand....I remember my mom using hers to blow the head off a rattler, which still kept striking for awhile even without its head. Good times.

Posted by: stace gets two scoops at May 27, 2017 06:08 PM (bwBxJ)

186 #Kitteh Gifts

Milady and I, and Dog, spent Thursday night down at my Mom's, and Daughter took care of the felines.

Next morning, she texted me: "Saw all kittehs but Spark. He may be sleeping off his mouse from last night!"

She reported that the previous night Spark had been observed having much sport with the carcass.

As usual, it was Spark's sister Spirit who had caught it. #Guycat Privilege

Spirit ditched the kill to go hit some fresh kibble Daughter brought out. Go figure.

Daughter wondered if kibble was some kind of kitteh crack. (I think Spirit is just watching her svelte summer weight.)

#Rural Life

Daughter hung out awhile on the porch, and chased off (sort of) a sneaky raccoon raiding the kibble.

* slow reader goes back to reading comments *

Posted by: mindful webworker - tales to somnambulize at May 27, 2017 06:20 PM (hGZJP)

187 Stace- This lake became notorious for them. A water skier was pulled into a mass of them and died from the bites.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 27, 2017 06:23 PM (mvhy+)

188 The dog I grew up with became very lethargic one day and laid in the garage on the cool concrete. We took him to the vet who said he had been bitten by a poisonous snake but had somehow survived. The experience turn him into a snake hating machine. Our property had several nests of copperheads as it turned out and we spent the next year or so tracking them down and destroying them.

Our dog, which we had named Rover, for laughs, was like a mongoose with a cobra after his snake bite recovery and I watched him many a time bobbing and weaving as the snake struck at thin air. When the time was right, Rover would dart in and grab the snake behind its head and shake it like a bullwhip until he had broken its spine. While all this was happening one of us was there with an axe, rake, or brush-hook trying to get a shot in at the snake, because we didn't want Rover to get bitten again. Decades later, I still miss that dog.

Posted by: Hrothgar at May 27, 2017 07:02 PM (gwPgz)

189 Posted by: Ben Had at May 27, 2017 06:23 PM (mvhy+)

You don't want to mess with poisonous snakes. Daughter in law got bitten by a copperhead while walking their dog. Son took her to ER as soon as he could, but years later she still suffers from nerve damage in that leg!

Posted by: Hrothgar at May 27, 2017 07:05 PM (gwPgz)

190 This week was my dog-iversary. Four years since Agatha and Edgar entered my life and took over my house.

Posted by: biancaneve at May 27, 2017 07:17 PM (A/iod)

191 [Googled it.] The picture is of SSgt Elisabeth Wienke and MWD Cchance. [The double initial in the dog's name is deliberate.]

See slides #9 and #10 for more: http://preview.tinyurl.com/yc3rcdl7

Posted by: Chas C-Q at May 27, 2017 09:19 PM (Y0Piu)

192 33 - east of Suez: I had a friend who bred and showed Himalayans. According to her, there are genetics, and then there are cat genetics. (My friend passed away a few years back. Her last Himalayan is currently sleeping on my husband's knee.)

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