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Ace of Spades Pet Thread

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Welcome to the almost world famous Ace of Spades Pet Thread. Where pets are happy and PETA isn't.

So, grab a beverage, a snack and relax with your other animal lovin' Morons.

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A Little of This. A Little of That.


  • Enabler.


  • Another reason not to have a doggy door.


  • Wimpy cat.


  • Don't feed the damn animals.


    Meet The PetMorons

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    This is moron Mymind here.

    Maggie the dog is a rescue that we have had for 8 years now. We think she is an American Foxhound, but who really knows? She is very sweet but not overly fond of the cats (unless she sees one on our walks). The calico is Sasha, and the grey is Moe. Moe has passed on, Sasha was willed to us by my sister in law who passed away from cancer. Maggie and Sasha tolerate each other quite well.

    Quite the facial expression. Thanks for the submission.


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    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

    They certainly look angelic


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    This is my new wingman, Elvis. He is a Treeing Tennessee Brindle Dog (and quite possibly something else). I got him at a big pet rescue event a couple weeks ago. A hound dog from Tennessee, he had to be Elvis.

    He's 6 months old and a ball of energy and love. He loves to chase the squirrels and deer but also loves to come back inside and snuggle, he's very affectionate. I have no idea why anyone would give him up for adoption, I think he's going to be a great little buddy. - JackStraw

    What a cutie. Good luck breaking him on the deer chasing.


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    Hello,This guy is a bit needy. Athletic. Chews everything. Alpha dog. Overall good boy. -Buddy


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    These aren’t my pets, they own a friend of mine, and he likes to share pictures of “The Boys.”

    The cat, named Rusty, is an orange tabby rescue, and the dog, a Cocker Spaniel-mix named Dusty, are only a few days apart in age, and have been together since they were a couple of months old. As you can see, they barely tolerate each other!

    When the cat gets scared, he runs and hides in the dog kennel, and when the dog needs to do his business, and there’s no one home to let him out, he uses the cat’s litter box. (So far, the cat has been unable to teach him to cover up his business when he’s finished.)

    Just thought I’d share, I think it’s pretty neat. -Retired Spook


    Pretty darn cute!!


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    What a great group!!! As usual we are disappointed in you folks. These poor critters look so abused and mistreated.

    Do you have something pet and/or animal related you wish to share? A funny video? Interesting story? Neat tip? A photo of your pet? Please send them to us here at petmorons at gmail dot com.

    Have a great week!!!

    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at 03:00 PM




    Comments

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    1 That first picture is uncanny.

    Posted by: Grump928(C) at July 15, 2017 02:55 PM (LTHVh)

    2 Happy Caturday everyone

    Posted by: Skip at July 15, 2017 02:55 PM (9g/6M)

    3 I am serial!

    Posted by: Al Gore at July 15, 2017 02:59 PM (/qEW2)

    4 Somebody spay that crazed sex poodle.

    Posted by: fluffy at July 15, 2017 03:01 PM (jw2Xw)

    5 Las Vegas exists so that Florida doesn't have a monopoly on whacked out behavior.

    Posted by: charleyhorse at July 15, 2017 03:01 PM (+kahX)

    6 What beautiful and remarkable photography. Retired Spook's friend wins the internets with his pic. But all submissions are excellent. Keep me coming.

    Nice camera skillz, Morons and Ettes.

    Posted by: L, Elle at July 15, 2017 03:02 PM (Rsi2C)

    7 Dusty looks like a Disney character--in a good way.

    Posted by: m at July 15, 2017 03:02 PM (VgThI)

    8 Ah, damn. Just when I have to get ready for work. My cats say hello to the horde.......kinda.

    Posted by: Soona at July 15, 2017 03:02 PM (Fmupd)

    9 Another reason not to have a doggy door.

    They have fancy 4 configuration doors. They have little tabs that can be set to control the use of the door as follows:

    1) Only allow pet to come in.
    2) Only allow pet to go out.
    3) Allow pet to go in or out.
    4) Deny both entry/exit.

    Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 15, 2017 03:02 PM (/qEW2)

    Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 15, 2017 03:03 PM (/qEW2)

    11 1 That first picture is uncanny.
    Posted by: Grump928(C) at July 15, 2017 02:55 PM (LTHVh)
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    Hi #1. It really is uncanny how much dogs can resemble people, isn't it? I don't think cats have that ability. That's why we don't have Cats Playing Poker as kitschy art.

    Posted by: L, Elle at July 15, 2017 03:04 PM (Rsi2C)

    12 Dobies are the best! Until they aren't.

    My nephew said he climbed our tree without without touching his feet when our sweet Dobie decided he didn't know him and found him in the back yard. It's a bad situation generally speaking when you don't "know" a Doberman. And sometimes when you do. Ours was prolly pushing 100 lbs and sweet as a sweet potato. If he knew you.

    Posted by: charleyhorse at July 15, 2017 03:05 PM (+kahX)

    13 Love the top photo but not surprised at the posture. We've had poodles for thirty years and got used to their ability to stand almost like a person. Besides being about the cutest dogs on the planet (not my opinion, I determined it is settled science), that is why they were often used in variety and vaudeville routines.

    Posted by: JTB at July 15, 2017 03:07 PM (V+03K)

    14 Don't know if those are Dobies or DoberRotts. They seem pretty square setup to me. Cute animals. I swear that the best combo for pets is dog/cat introduced to the household together. They may make your life miserable because they can work together, but they really are sweet.

    Posted by: mustbequantum at July 15, 2017 03:08 PM (MIKMs)

    15 My 10 year old cat Reggie had his annual checkup and shots this week, and the vet said his blood work looked great.

    So that means his habit of pissing and shitting in the living room has a psychological rather than a physical cause. That's good to know. I bought one of those Feliway plug-ins about a week ago. The package says it can take 3-4 weeks before he shows behavioral changes. I've noticed him sometimes sleeping on the floor near it, which seems like a good sign.

    Oh well, break's over. Off to cut the back yard.

    Posted by: rickl at July 15, 2017 03:09 PM (sdi6R)

    16 Pet Thread! Handsome group again this week!

    WeaselDog was a little smelly and just got a bath to get ready for her big car vacation trip this week and a night in a fancy hotel.

    Posted by: Weasel at July 15, 2017 03:09 PM (Sfs6o)

    17 Congratulations to Gushka on the arrival of the long awaited foal.

    Best of luck to Hadrian's horde at the dog shows also.

    Posted by: Ben Had at July 15, 2017 03:09 PM (6lb5H)

    18 I'm in love with every pet moron pictured here!

    Posted by: Ladylibertarian at July 15, 2017 03:10 PM (TdMsT)

    19 Happy Caturday, Skipper. It's a nice day where I'm at. Hope it is there too.

    I'm in a great mood and feel great.

    I do have a doggie problem. My Dane has started jumping up on me. Never did that as a puppy when I wouldn't have minded it. She is fully grown now and can knock me down accidentally so it has to stop. She almost always does it when I've left her alone for a while and does tnoutnof excitment to greet me as a "hug" of sorts. Funny thing is that she doesn't do it when I have my hands full and am carrying stuff into the house bc she knows I can't "hug" her back. MisHum told me try a stern and loud No and it mostly works, but I'm not taking her out in public out of fear that she will do it with a stranger. Any ideas of suggestions on how to deal with her in public if she attempts to jump up on a friendly admirer that wants to let her? I don't want to be shouting at her out in the world like I have at home.

    Posted by: L, Elle at July 15, 2017 03:10 PM (Rsi2C)

    20 Those monkeys are dangerous.

    My mother lost a leg to a monkey bite. Complicated by Type One diabetes. The bite wouldn't heal because of diabetes.

    Posted by: Norm Al Lee at July 15, 2017 03:11 PM (m9X4Y)

    21 Weasel, mine just got a bath too. She is getting calmer and better at tolerating them. Also got her into the lake for the first time
    * pats self on back *

    How does Weaselsog handle traveling? Any tips for the rest of us?

    Btw La Quinta allows dogs of any size at their hotels

    Posted by: L, Elle at July 15, 2017 03:13 PM (Rsi2C)

    22
    I wonder if cats get miffed when bells are put on them.

    Their whole "stealthy thing" is gone, and that's big for cats, I'd imagine.

    Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at July 15, 2017 03:14 PM (IDvUO)

    23 Oddly enough, we had a boy in and out of our house growing up (like a relative), and our dog (German Shepherd) never even noticed he was there. One day, he was standing on top of a table waiting for someone to come home and rescue him from the dog. Our conclusion was that our Billy hit puberty and the dog wouldn't tolerate him in the house unsupervised any more.

    Posted by: mustbequantum at July 15, 2017 03:15 PM (MIKMs)

    24 A Florida man who installed a deer feeder and a game camera in his back yard captured photos of something unexpected -- dozens of monkeys.

    Pritchard lives about four miles from Silver Springs State Park, where an estimated 200 rhesus macaques live after a group of the primates were brought to the park as part of a river boat attraction in the 1930s. Researchers said many of the monkeys carry the deadly herpes B virus.

    Two areas of the park have recently been shut down due to increased monkey presence after a family visiting the park last week captured video of their encounter with an aggressive family of macaques.


    We must bring in more, more, more! It's an act of Love!

    Posted by: ¡Jeb! at July 15, 2017 03:16 PM (/qEW2)

    25 Hi #1. It really is uncanny how much dogs can resemble people, isn't it? I don't think cats have that ability. That's why we don't have Cats Playing Poker as kitschy art.
    Posted by: L, Elle at July 15, 2017 03:04 PM (Rsi2C)

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    There's a video that I saw of two cats caterwauling and one of the cats stood up straight with it's front legs along it's side, like it was mimicking a human. And it would stand there for a period of time. So your thesis doesn't really hold up.

    Posted by: Soona at July 15, 2017 03:17 PM (Fmupd)

    26 It seems mean to put a bell on a cat. Why was that ever done with cows anyway? Or is cowbell just an odd colloquialism? Anyone know?

    Posted by: L, Elle at July 15, 2017 03:17 PM (Rsi2C)

    27 I would never dock a Dobie's tail, but I do think they look better with their ears clipped. Still, it's nice to see pics of adult Dobies with full ears, just because it seems so uncommon.

    Posted by: Rusty Nail at July 15, 2017 03:18 PM (toi7g)

    28
    Pritchard lives about four miles from Silver Springs State Park, where an estimated 200 rhesus macaques live after a group of the primates were brought to the park as part of a river boat attraction in the 1930s.

    First of all, I hate fucking monkeys.

    Second, this it totally like the start of the takeover by the simians.

    Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at July 15, 2017 03:19 PM (IDvUO)

    29 How does Weaselsog handle traveling? Any tips for the rest of us?

    Btw La Quinta allows dogs of any size at their hotels
    Posted by: L, Elle at July 15, 2017 03:13 PM (Rsi2C)
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    She's a good little traveler. She doesn't like getting into the car, but after about 10 minutes or so she settles down and just looks out the window or sleeps. We stop every couple of hours to give her a bathroom break and to walk around a little.
    That's good to kno on LaQuinta. Even the ones that allow pets can sometimes charge a hefty per night pet fee.

    Posted by: Weasel at July 15, 2017 03:19 PM (Sfs6o)

    30 Posted by: L, Elle at July 15, 2017 03:17 PM (Rsi2C)

    The "bell cow" for the herd to follow.



    Posted by: weirdflunky at July 15, 2017 03:19 PM (EqYCJ)

    31 I suspect the idiot in FL is going to have to learn the hard way. It takes a special kind of stupid to keep refilling a deer feeder when you know monkeys are stealing the food. Try loading it up with some ghost pepper laden corn maybe and then no food at all if it was me.

    Posted by: PaleRider at July 15, 2017 03:19 PM (8qFZP)

    32 Hi #1. It really is uncanny how much dogs can
    resemble people, isn't it? I don't think cats have that ability.
    That's why we don't have Cats Playing Poker as kitschy art.

    Posted by: L, Elle at July 15, 2017 03:04 PM

    George Carlin's theory was that dogs have eyebrows they can manipulate, whereas cats just have "a bunch of shit sticking out of their head" that they can't move.

    Posted by: Rusty Nail at July 15, 2017 03:20 PM (toi7g)

    33 Between the A.I.s and the rapidly evolving apes, we are boned.

    Posted by: Grump928(C) at July 15, 2017 03:20 PM (LTHVh)

    34 22
    I wonder if cats get miffed when bells are put on them.

    Their whole "stealthy thing" is gone, and that's big for cats, I'd imagine.
    Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at July 15, 2017 03:14 PM (IDvUO)

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    Bells are a cat killers. You're right. It takes away their stealth defense.

    Posted by: Soona at July 15, 2017 03:20 PM (Fmupd)

    35 There's a video that I saw of two cats caterwauling and one of the cats stood up straight with it's front legs along it's side, like it was mimicking a human. And it would stand there for a period of time. So your thesis doesn't really hold up.
    Posted by: Soona at July 15, 2017 03:17 PM
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    Pics or it didn't happen.
    jk
    Cats are so mysterious and almost regal to me in their superior attitude. They seem to imagine themselves better than their keepers meaning that a cat would find it demeaning to mimic a human. Your example proves otherwise though.

    Posted by: L, Elle at July 15, 2017 03:21 PM (Rsi2C)

    36

    Imagine a self-driving monkey car....

    Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at July 15, 2017 03:21 PM (IDvUO)

    37
    I would argue the cat's stealth is more for offense.

    Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at July 15, 2017 03:21 PM (IDvUO)

    38 or A.I. implants in an organic monkey shell.

    Posted by: Grump928(C) at July 15, 2017 03:21 PM (LTHVh)

    39 Posted by: íJeb! at July 15, 2017 03:16 PM (/qEW2)
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    We've been to Silver Springs a bunch of times. The monkeys there were introduced on a small island as an attraction for a river boat tour operator and quickly escaped. There is a large pack (or whatever) now and they are NOT nice monkeys.

    Posted by: Weasel at July 15, 2017 03:22 PM (Sfs6o)

    40 My cat likes his collar with the bell and jingly tags. If we have to take it off, he tries to hide until we jingle it and then he runs almost as fast as the 'treats' yell to get it back on. Dog is the same way. Maybe they think they are naked without their pretties.

    Posted by: mustbequantum at July 15, 2017 03:23 PM (MIKMs)

    41
    Those monkeys need to be Daleked, if you know what I mean.

    Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at July 15, 2017 03:23 PM (IDvUO)

    42 I gotta send in pics of my cats and the food they eat..one only likes White Fish Salad from the Kosher Deli and another only likes hot pastrami. Can get damn expensive

    Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 15, 2017 03:23 PM (SjImc)

    43 There is a large pack (or whatever) now and they are NOT nice monkeys.

    Why not just kill them all? Use a raccoon trap, since they also have hands.

    Posted by: Grump928(C) at July 15, 2017 03:23 PM (LTHVh)

    44 The "bell cow" for the herd to follow.
    Posted by: weirdflunky at July 15, 2017 03:19 PM (EqYCJ)
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    Ah. Makes sense.
    Thank you.
    I knew one of you would know the answer

    Posted by: L, Elle at July 15, 2017 03:23 PM (Rsi2C)

    45 Posted by: L, Elle at July 15, 2017 03:17 PM (Rsi2C)

    No matter the original reason, you can't ever have too much cowbell!

    Posted by: Hrothgar at July 15, 2017 03:24 PM (gwPgz)

    46
    Use a raccoon trap, since they also have hands.

    They have evil monkey hands.

    Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at July 15, 2017 03:24 PM (IDvUO)

    47 They have evil monkey hands.

    Hands are their undoing since you can put the bait down a thin pipe and they can reach it, while most other creatures cannot. Either poison it, or put a snare at the bottom.

    Posted by: Grump928(C) at July 15, 2017 03:26 PM (LTHVh)

    48 I gotta send in pics of my cats and the food they eat ...
    Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 15, 2017 03:23 PM (SjImc)
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    Yes, you do need to send in pics of your cats! Event Sefton managed to get it done. No more excuses. Clocks ticking.
    I will find you on this blog and harass you if I have to.
    jk
    Just send em in. We'd all enjoy seeing your spoiled cats

    Posted by: L, Elle at July 15, 2017 03:26 PM (Rsi2C)

    49 Posted by: mustbequantum at July 15, 2017 03:23 PM

    My mother's cat doesn't mind the collar, but if there is a bell or a rattle of any sort, the cat will do everything in its power to remove the collar, and if she fails, she'll just lay down in the middle of the hall and REFUSE TO MOVE (even to eat) until it is removed. And don't think that starving her will break her will. NOTHING breaks that cat's will.

    Posted by: Rusty Nail at July 15, 2017 03:27 PM (toi7g)

    50 and apropos of monkey invasions, I think I'm going to build an Uzi for my next project gun. Probably in .45acp.

    Posted by: Grump928(C) at July 15, 2017 03:27 PM (LTHVh)

    51
    name it "Shalom"

    Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at July 15, 2017 03:28 PM (IDvUO)

    52 Posted by: L, Elle at July 15, 2017 03:26 PM (Rsi2C)

    NGU, I am sure you already know this, but don't get on L, Elle's harassment list.

    Posted by: Hrothgar at July 15, 2017 03:29 PM (gwPgz)

    53 WeaselCat v1 is 17 years old and still going strong. She'd been losing some weight but a comprehensive blood test showed nothing wrong (other than a UTI), so we switched her to a different brand of food which she seems to like better. Good kitty.

    Posted by: Weasel at July 15, 2017 03:30 PM (Sfs6o)

    54 Cats are so mysterious and almost regal to me in their superior attitude. They seem to imagine themselves better than their keepers meaning that a cat would find it demeaning to mimic a human. Your example proves otherwise though.
    Posted by: L, Elle at July 15, 2017 03:21 PM (Rsi2C)

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    Cats do like to mimick us. I had a cat that insisted on getting fed at a table while standing on a chair. It's how cats learn to open doors and cabinets and flush toilets. And there's usually no training involved. They just watch us and do what we do.

    Also had a huge Siamese tomcat that could hold a conversation. I'd talk to him and he'd reply with numerous and varied asundry of sounds that were rarely repeated. It was almost uncanny.

    Posted by: Soona at July 15, 2017 03:31 PM (Fmupd)

    55 It really is uncanny how much dogs can resemble people, isn't it? I don't think cats have that ability.

    Maybe not physically. But with regards to body language I think they are much closer to humans. They walk with a dignified, measured pace. Dogs always seem a bit gangly in comparison. Cats also seem to have more thoughtful faces, regardless of where you are on the question of which is actually smarter.

    Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 15, 2017 03:31 PM (/qEW2)

    56 50 and apropos of monkey invasions, I think I'm going to build an Uzi for my next project gun. Probably in .45acp.
    Posted by: Grump928(C) at July 15, 2017 03:27 PM (LTHVh)
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    Speaking of monkeys, I have one in 9mm.

    Posted by: Weasel at July 15, 2017 03:32 PM (Sfs6o)

    57 Well, this week the dog and cat have been in heaven. 3 grandkids all day every day (I'm tired). I don't get why they love the new baby so much, but one sits on one side of the baby bouncer and the other on the other side. Dog was confused Friday because the oldest of them (13yo girl) wasn't here. Dog greeted the two babies and then sat by the door waiting for his big girl.

    Now I am just waiting for update on grandkid #4 who is due to arrive any hour now -- but they are in WI, so not a daily baby for me and the nanny beasties.

    Posted by: mustbequantum at July 15, 2017 03:34 PM (MIKMs)

    58 Speaking of monkeys, I have one in 9mm.

    Wooden, or folding stock?

    Posted by: Grump928(C) at July 15, 2017 03:35 PM (LTHVh)

    59

    I don't care who wins tonight in McGregor v Mayweather, I just want one of them to be beaten to bloody pulp.

    Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at July 15, 2017 03:36 PM (IDvUO)

    60 58 Speaking of monkeys, I have one in 9mm.

    Wooden, or folding stock?
    Posted by: Grump928(C) at July 15, 2017 03:35 PM (LTHVh)
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    Folding. I'm planning to SBR it at some point.

    Posted by: Weasel at July 15, 2017 03:38 PM (Sfs6o)

    61
    Dogs and Cats with Biblical names are cool.

    Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at July 15, 2017 03:38 PM (IDvUO)

    62 Posted by: L, Elle at July 15, 2017 03:26 PM (Rsi2C)

    NGU, I am sure you already know this, but don't get on L, Elle's harassment list.
    Posted by: Hrothgar at July 15, 2017 03:29 PM (gwPgz)

    Tomorrow...Now how to get all 4 together in one pic? Hum

    Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 15, 2017 03:39 PM (SjImc)

    63 Folding. I'm planning to SBR it at some point.

    I'm thinking integral suppressor on a folder.

    Posted by: Grump928(C) at July 15, 2017 03:41 PM (LTHVh)

    64 It would be kind of like my cousin's suppressed MAC10.

    Posted by: Grump928(C) at July 15, 2017 03:41 PM (LTHVh)

    65 we had a couple sheep that were great weed eaters.
    they even mowed down star thistle.

    the lead ram had a bell on him in case something went after them...the bell would chime and i'd have come running.

    Posted by: concrete girl at July 15, 2017 03:44 PM (EqvVS)

    66 64 It would be kind of like my cousin's suppressed MAC10.
    Posted by: Grump928(C) at July 15, 2017 03:41 PM (LTHVh)
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    My cats really like freeze dried chicken treats. Highly recommended.

    I hate to admit this, but I set up a gun trust earlier this year to hold a full-auto copy.

    Posted by: Weasel at July 15, 2017 03:44 PM (Sfs6o)

    67

    This might be the best news I've heard all year.

    From accuweather:

    Waves of cool air will continue to drop in from Canada and keep prolonged heat waves at bay across the northeastern United States into August.


    Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at July 15, 2017 03:45 PM (IDvUO)

    68 Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 15, 2017 03:23 PM (SjImc)

    Your kittehs must be MOT too.

    Posted by: San Franpsycho at July 15, 2017 03:47 PM (EZebt)

    69 Dogs and Cats with Biblical names are cool.

    Posted by: Soothsayer
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    Would you settle for the feminine form? I had a squirrel dog named Josephine when I was a teenager. Fastest runner I've ever had.

    Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 15, 2017 03:53 PM (OdK9v)

    70 Last night I mentioned a turkey hen passing through with 5 poults. I also mentioned that one was having trouble keeping up. Today there are 4.

    Felt sorry for the little guy, he was trying his best.

    Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 15, 2017 03:55 PM (OdK9v)

    71 The first picture belongs on tomorrow's book thread.

    It is straight out of "Go Dogs,Go". Nice send-up.

    "Do you like my hat?
    >I do not like that hat
    Goodbye!
    >Goodbye!"

    Posted by: retropox at July 15, 2017 04:02 PM (lplj1)

    72 This might be the best news I've heard all year.

    From accuweather:

    Waves of cool air will continue to drop in from Canada and keep prolonged heat waves at bay across the northeastern United States into August.

    Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter

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    But then where will the heat waves go off to? To the poles, to melt the ice caps? You are a typical conservative, short sighted and only concerned with your own convenience.

    Posted by: Al Gore at July 15, 2017 04:04 PM (/qEW2)

    73 The best way to deal with monkeys is landmines, bouncing bettys and tripwired claymores are most effective.

    Posted by: Spad13 at July 15, 2017 04:05 PM (8pOWV)

    74 and furthermore - even the poodle breed is correct.

    Posted by: retropox at July 15, 2017 04:05 PM (lplj1)

    75 Lady with the litter of Belgians, they're four weeks old and weren't getting one, says we cannot have until they're ten weeks old, by which time she hopes to have them housebroken and trained to maybe do a thing or two.

    It's her first time breeding a bitch, and we just smiled and said, nice.

    Posted by: Les Kinetic at July 15, 2017 04:09 PM (U6f54)

    76 64 It would be kind of like my cousin's suppressed MAC10.
    Posted by: Grump928(C) at July 15, 2017 03:41 PM (LTHVh)

    I'd give my left nut to have a full-auto suppressed MP5. If I'm ever in the money I'll move heaven and earth to get one.

    Posted by: Insomniac at July 15, 2017 04:13 PM (0mRoj)

    77 73 The best way to deal with monkeys is landmines, bouncing bettys and tripwired claymores are most effective.
    Posted by: Spad13 at July 15, 2017 04:05 PM (8pOWV)

    If they stick to the trees, none of that will be effective though.

    Posted by: Insomniac at July 15, 2017 04:13 PM (0mRoj)

    78 >>Btw La Quinta allows dogs of any size at their hotels

    Posted by: L, Elle

    Drury Hotels / Pear Tree Inns are very pet friendly as well.

    Posted by: Aviator at July 15, 2017 04:16 PM (/Nite)

    79 Hire a gorilla as a security guard.

    Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 15, 2017 04:16 PM (OdK9v)

    80 If they stick to the trees, none of that will be effective though.
    Posted by: Insomniac
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    Nah. Just hose the trees down afterwards.

    Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 15, 2017 04:17 PM (OdK9v)

    81 80 If they stick to the trees, none of that will be effective though.
    Posted by: Insomniac
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    Nah. Just hose the trees down afterwards.
    Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 15, 2017 04:17 PM (OdK9v)

    Heh. Mutilated monkey meat indeed.

    Posted by: Insomniac at July 15, 2017 04:18 PM (0mRoj)

    82 Drury Hotels / Pear Tree Inns are very pet friendly as well.
    Posted by: Aviator at July 15, 2017 04:16 PM (/Nite)
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    Did not know about Drury. Good to know. Thanks. They're also owned by a conservative, Christian family who give lots of money to causes that we all support.

    You still have that kick-ass hash! I'm still jealous.

    Posted by: L, Elle at July 15, 2017 04:21 PM (Rsi2C)

    83 You are all genetically 98% the same as monkeys. They are your ancestors, your brethren.

    Posted by: Richard Dawkins at July 15, 2017 04:21 PM (/qEW2)

    84 I tried to post something about the Japanese snow monkey colony in South Texas but got a 500 error. I didn't copy/paste or use weird characters or even any dirty words (for a change). Anyway, Bing Texas snow monkeys if you're interested.

    Posted by: stace at July 15, 2017 04:21 PM (B7u3j)

    85 Just a little off topic here:

    The local Topps has a sale on Marie's Blue Cheese dressing, buy two, get three free. We now have ten jars of dressing.

    Posted by: Sticky Wicket at July 15, 2017 04:22 PM (ed3AZ)

    86 Considering the weather shouldn't the top dog be pictured in a speedo and on a surfboard? ;^)

    Funny picture anyway.

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 15, 2017 04:24 PM (iVOAv)

    87 25
    There's a video that I saw of two cats caterwauling and one of the cats stood up straight with it's front legs along it's side, like it was mimicking a human. And it would stand there for a period of time.
    Posted by: Soona at July 15, 2017 03:17 PM (Fmupd)


    My late cat Leo couldn't stand upright, but sometimes when I was sitting on the couch reading or watching TV, he would jump up on the couch, then sit upright next to me, with his hind legs on the seat cushion and his back against the seat back. He would then lean against my side.

    Posted by: rickl at July 15, 2017 04:24 PM (sdi6R)

    88 >>You still have that kick-ass hash! I'm still jealous.

    Posted by: L, Elle

    Yeah, had it for a fairly long time. Now I'll miss it when it changes.

    How are you doing? You seemed a bit stressed this week.

    Posted by: Aviator at July 15, 2017 04:27 PM (/Nite)

    89 Dog debate for the front seat-picture

    http://tinyurl.com/yck79cw3

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 15, 2017 04:28 PM (iVOAv)

    90 83 You are all genetically 98% the same as monkeys. They are your ancestors, your brethren.
    Posted by: Richard Dawkins at July 15, 2017 04:21 PM (/qEW2)

    Thanks. Dick.

    Posted by: 80's music fan at July 15, 2017 04:28 PM (nqlFl)

    91 Primates are more dangerous than cute. A chimpanzee can kill a full grown man without breaking a sweat.

    Posted by: Aviator at July 15, 2017 04:28 PM (/Nite)

    92 Where's the kick ass doggies @............too many pussy poodledrama fakes.

    Posted by: saf at July 15, 2017 04:29 PM (cS/ge)

    93 Pets at the vet. "If I can't see you you can't see me."

    http://tinyurl.com/y7rstztl

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 15, 2017 04:32 PM (iVOAv)

    94 St. Catherine's Island to the south of us was used by the CDC for years for I've forgotten what. They had monkeys and other animals for study.

    After they closed the facility, they left behind a colony of lemurs, which now have the run of the island. St. Catherine's is off limits to everyone except scientists who go there occasionally.

    One of son's professors and her scientist husband like to boat down there and spend an afternoon hanging out with the lemurs.

    So jealous.

    Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 15, 2017 04:33 PM (PY9jH)

    95 Any ideas of suggestions on how to deal with her in
    public if she attempts to jump up on a friendly admirer that wants to
    let her? I don't want to be shouting at her out in the world like I
    have at home.



    Posted by: L, Elle at July 15, 2017 03:10 PM (Rsi2C)

    L, along with a stern 'no'. put your knee up.

    Posted by: Tami at July 15, 2017 04:34 PM (Enq6K)

    96 > The best way to deal with monkeys is ...

    Native big cats!

    Bring back the Florida Panther! Intensive breeding programs to enhance their taste for monkey meat.

    https://www.fws.gov/refuge/florida_panther/
    wah/panther.html

    Posted by: Felix Conculor at July 15, 2017 04:35 PM (nIGPZ)

    97 Primates are more dangerous than cute. A chimpanzee can kill a full grown man without breaking a sweat.

    Posted by: Aviator


    My sister always was/is obsessed with monkeys. When we were kids, her favorite toy was a "Monchichi". They never appealed to me. I've always found them a bit fugly, grotesque.

    Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 15, 2017 04:36 PM (/qEW2)

    98 95 Any ideas of suggestions on how to deal with her in
    public if she attempts to jump up on a friendly admirer that wants to
    let her? I don't want to be shouting at her out in the world like I
    have at home.



    Posted by: L, Elle at July 15, 2017 03:10 PM (Rsi2C)

    L, along with a stern 'no'. put your knee up.
    Posted by: Tami at July 15, 2017 04:34 PM (Enq6K)

    A short burst from the flammenwerfer works.

    Posted by: Insomniac at July 15, 2017 04:37 PM (0mRoj)

    99 97 Primates are more dangerous than cute. A chimpanzee can kill a full grown man without breaking a sweat.

    Posted by: Aviator

    My sister always was/is obsessed with monkeys. When we were kids, her favorite toy was a "Monchichi". They never appealed to me. I've always found them a bit fugly, grotesque.
    Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 15, 2017 04:36 PM (/qEW2)

    Wasn't it a chimp that tore an old lady's face off? I seem to recall that from several years back.

    Posted by: Insomniac at July 15, 2017 04:38 PM (0mRoj)

    100 A short burst from the flammenwerfer works.

    Posted by: Insomniac at July 15, 2017 04:37 PM (0mRoj)

    Yeah, I meant to say 'put your knee up while firing the flammenwerfer' but I hit post too soon.

    Posted by: Tami at July 15, 2017 04:38 PM (Enq6K)

    101 Fearless rats care for orphaned kittens:

    http://tinyurl.com/yacdcth2

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 15, 2017 04:38 PM (iVOAv)

    102 How are you doing? You seemed a bit stressed this week.
    Posted by: Aviator at July 15, 2017 04:27 PM (/Nite)
    ****
    Hi again. Thank you for asking about me. It's kind of you to do so. I have been under tremendous stress for a while now. All work related. It's taken a toll in bad unhealthy ways . Blood pressure was 184/124 three days ago before a business trip. It's back down now that the trip is over and behind me. I feel great and I'm in a great mood. I'm kicking all kinds of ass at work and elsewhere in life btw. Everything is good and as it should be.

    How about you? How are you?

    Posted by: L, Elle at July 15, 2017 04:38 PM (Rsi2C)

    103 22
    I wonder if cats get miffed when bells are put on them.

    Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at July 15, 2017 03:14 PM (IDvUO)


    Short answer: Yes.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4zW-YWtYJ8

    Posted by: rickl at July 15, 2017 04:39 PM (sdi6R)

    104 Put my knee up. Got it. Thanks Tami. Advice much appreciated. How's your pit doing btw?

    Posted by: L, Elle at July 15, 2017 04:39 PM (Rsi2C)

    105 > The best way to deal with monkeys is ...

    Native big cats!

    Bring back the Florida Panther! Intensive breeding programs to enhance their taste for monkey meat.

    https://www.fws.gov/refuge/florida_panther/
    wah/panther.html

    Posted by: Felix Conculor


    However, beginning with early European colonization and continuing through the 19th Century, the panther population began to decline and became geographically isolated from other puma populations, eliminating gene flow.

    THOSE DARNED EUROPEANS! Messing with gene flows and shit. Killing the planet, even as far back as the 19th century.

    Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 15, 2017 04:40 PM (/qEW2)

    106 104
    Put my knee up. Got it. Thanks Tami. Advice much appreciated. How's your pit doing btw?

    Posted by: L, Elle at July 15, 2017 04:39 PM (Rsi2C)

    Pit is good....lab is good...Yorkie is...well a Yorkie. Always gets the last 'word'.

    Posted by: Tami at July 15, 2017 04:40 PM (Enq6K)

    107 We've had an injured doe around the house for a few weeks. At first I thought her right rear leg had been bitten off where the hoof should be.

    I've recently seen her up close, and she has a hoof, but the lower part of the leg is extremely short/deformed. She can barely hobble on three legs, but is in the yard a couple of times a week "trimming" the azaleas and confederate jasmine.

    I feel so sorry for her. I went out the door yesterday to go to the mailbox, and didn't see her standing a few feet away. She didn't run, just looked at me. I feel sorry for her. When the association hires sharpshooters this fall to thin the herds, I hope they get her and put her out of her misery.

    Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 15, 2017 04:42 PM (PY9jH)

    108 L, along with a stern 'no'. put your knee up.

    Posted by: Tami at July 15, 2017 04:34 PM (Enq6K)


    One of the dog training books I have been reading (since "borrowed" by daughter H) said turning completely away from the dog supposedly sends a calming signal to the dog. This would seem to be a place to start at home, but not sure how it would translate to the public with strangers. I'm also not sure I'd want to be turned away so completely I couldn't see the dog.

    If I turn my back on Conor, he just runs around to the front, so it doesn't work for us!

    Posted by: Hrothgar at July 15, 2017 04:44 PM (gwPgz)

    109 90: 83 You are all genetically 98% the same as monkeys. They are your ancestors, your brethren.
    Posted by: Richard Dawkins at July 15, 2017 04:21 PM (/qEW2)

    Thanks. Dick.
    Posted by: 80's music fan at July 15, 2017 04:28 PM (nqlFl)


    I think I have more in common with them than all the idiots frothing at the mouth over everything RUSSIA!

    OMGOMGOMG A Russian interpreter attended the meeting with Donald Trump's son and a Russian lawyer! Did the three of them also have Russian dressing on their salads?!?! OMGOMGOMG!
    Three in Russian is pronounced "tree". Donald Trump has a tree in his yard! OMGOMGOMG!

    Posted by: LASue at July 15, 2017 04:45 PM (Mjus2)

    110 I want a Yorkie and a Lab. And a beagle and a bloodhound and German Shepherd and a Border Collie and a King Charles and a Golden and a Pit and . . .

    Serious crazy dog person. Alas, I've decided that I am a one-dog-at-a-time person. My schedule and lifestyle won't allow for more than one even though my Dane would love a doggie companion. I can't take the guilt of leaving more than one dog behind. This one guilts me enough.

    Posted by: L, Elle at July 15, 2017 04:45 PM (Rsi2C)

    111 Posted by: Tami at July 15, 2017 04:38 PM (Enq6K)

    I always liked the tag line:

    "And then you yank on their chain!"

    Posted by: Hrothgar at July 15, 2017 04:47 PM (gwPgz)

    112 Fearless rats care for orphaned kittens:

    http://tinyurl.com/yacdcth2

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke


    You scared me there for a minute. I had an image of kittens coming into contact with disease ridden sewer rats. Obviously that's not the case here.

    Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 15, 2017 04:47 PM (/qEW2)

    113 >>How about you? How are you?

    Posted by: L, Elle

    Doing pretty good. I get the work stress thing. I had the misfortune of of having to work with a narcissistic personality disorder sociopath, worse experience of my life. Made me physically ill. Finally changed jobs last fall. Has it's own set of frustrations, but every day without that douche is it's own reward.

    Today is the last day of over a week of being on call, so good.

    Probably more than you wanted to know.

    Posted by: Aviator at July 15, 2017 04:47 PM (/Nite)

    114 Poor beagle.

    Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at July 15, 2017 04:50 PM (89T5c)

    115 Serious crazy dog person. Alas, I've decided that I
    am a one-dog-at-a-time person. My schedule and lifestyle won't allow
    for more than one even though my Dane would love a doggie companion. I
    can't take the guilt of leaving more than one dog behind. This one
    guilts me enough.

    Posted by: L, Elle at July 15, 2017 04:45 PM (Rsi2C)

    I am too! The lab/hound was my daughter's that she got from a rescue while in college. We took her about 5 years ago when she was moving to a new state in a small apt. The Yorkie was my niece's and when they were moving to a new state, in a rental that only allowed 2 pets we got him. The pit was my in-laws and when my FIL passed away and MIL moved into a new place that only allowed 2 pets, we got him.

    I need relatives that stop f*cking moving.

    The Yorkie thinks he's a pit and the pit thinks he's a Yorkie.

    Posted by: Tami at July 15, 2017 04:51 PM (Enq6K)

    116 If I turn my back on Conor, he just runs around to the front, so it doesn't work for us!
    Posted by: Hrothgar at July 15, 2017 04:44 PM
    ***
    Haha H!! If I turn my back on my Dane, she'll just jump up on my back. I tried it once and that's what she did. Her long nails tore my t-shirt distinctively with downward tears like some guys get on their backs from women during great sex. I think that's either an urban myth or treatment that only rock stars get.

    Posted by: L, Elle at July 15, 2017 04:51 PM (Rsi2C)

    117 Mowing the lawn earlier and noticed a new root/smooth rock. Wth?

    Came back around on the next lap and new root rock was a turtle. Fortunately for the little thing, it was half way dug in the grass so the blades didn't shave it.

    Got off the mower and took it across the street to the flood control over flow.

    Good luck little one. You don't know how close you came.

    Posted by: weirdflunky at July 15, 2017 04:52 PM (EqYCJ)

    118 This morning I took my long-haired cat Kira to the groomer. It's more a necessity than a luxury, since she gets matted so easily.

    When I went to pick her up, the groomer was using electric clippers on a gray and white tabby, cutting its hair very short. It almost looked like he was shaving it. The cat was rather unhappy about the whole thing.

    I asked why he was doing that, and he said the customer didn't want to deal with cat hair and requested it. He gets a lot of requests like that.

    I love Kira's luxurious fur, and would never dream of getting her trimmed like that. But I do have to take her to the groomer every two months or so.

    Posted by: rickl at July 15, 2017 04:55 PM (sdi6R)

    119 I had an image of kittens coming into contact with disease ridden sewer rats.


    Teenage Mutant Ninja Kittens

    Posted by: Grump928(C) at July 15, 2017 04:56 PM (LTHVh)

    120 Advice needed, please. Yesterday I foolishly adopted a giant orange tabby tom. Friendly and gregarious as toms often are, except this boy is 18 pounds. Only two years old, I'm told, so he should be able to shed the weight. I figure diet is the only angle here since no one really takes cats for a walk on a leash. Any tips? Thanks...

    Posted by: sinister midget with a bucket and a mop at July 15, 2017 04:56 PM (UW4Uc)

    121 I need relatives that stop f*cking moving.

    The Yorkie thinks he's a pit and the pit thinks he's a Yorkie.
    Posted by: Tami at July 15, 2017 04:51 PM
    ****
    Too funny, Tami. My Dane thinks she's a chihuahua. She still keeps trying to sit on my lap as if she fits!

    Thankfully, none of my relatives are dog or cat people except my younger brother. He has a badly trained cockapoo. You know it's a bad dog bc "cock" and "poo" should not be in a word together let alone a dog breed. No way I'd take that dog except that I probably would. He's in Cleveland so at least I don't have to dog sit. I'd take the dog but only if no one else could be found.

    Posted by: L, Elle at July 15, 2017 04:57 PM (Rsi2C)

    122 Here we come, walking down the street. We get the funniest looks from everyone we meet.

    Posted by: Monkeys at July 15, 2017 04:59 PM (IqV8l)

    123 Anyone know where I can get a kitten that doesn't grow into a cat?

    Posted by: Jack Sock at July 15, 2017 05:00 PM (IDPbH)

    124 Posted by: weirdflunky at July 15, 2017 04:52 PM (EqYCJ)

    About a week ago, I saw a mama turtle that looked like she was digging in a spot to lay some eggs. I left the area so as not to disturb her. When I came back a couple of days later I could find the spot, she must have done a great job of camouflage!

    I also rescued on that was 3/4 of the way across a moderately busy street. I was afraid some speeding idiot would hit the turtle before I could get to him, but I got him well into the field where he was heading so all turned out well.

    Posted by: Hrothgar at July 15, 2017 05:00 PM (gwPgz)

    125 nood chess/dress pr0n

    Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader at July 15, 2017 05:01 PM (5n8Qj)

    126 Today is the last day of over a week of being on call, so good.

    Probably more than you wanted to know.
    Posted by: Aviator at July 15, 2017 04:47 PM (/Nite)
    ***
    I'm tempted to ask what you're on call for? Nurse? Doc? Call girl?
    :-)

    You don't have to say. And No Way --- not more than I wanted to know. I feel like I say too much here and I wish others would say more so I could say less. Probably would be good for me I did.

    We should try to start a hash selling biz on this blog.
    Money to be made.

    Posted by: L, Elle at July 15, 2017 05:01 PM (Rsi2C)

    127 Maggie is a beagle. Spittin' image of my Rosie.

    Posted by: tcn in AK at July 15, 2017 05:03 PM (NXsWM)

    128 Posted by: L, Elle at July 15, 2017 04:51 PM (Rsi2C)

    The turning your back thing was supposed to be a calming signal to an aggressive dog, so I can understand how it might not work for your own personal dog with an established relationship.

    By the way, I'd like to subscribe to your newsletter!

    Posted by: Hrothgar at July 15, 2017 05:04 PM (gwPgz)

    129 I'm out ya'll. Have to go to Costco for a Costco hot dog meal and water and butter and other staples.

    I'll check back if anyone replies to me and I'll reply back here too if that is the case.

    See ya Later grey boxes.
    After a while, crocodiles

    Posted by: L, Elle at July 15, 2017 05:04 PM (Rsi2C)

    130 As soon as my present job ends , my plan is to get a labadoodle. If I can locate a fairly young or puppy rescue.

    Posted by: Jack Sock at July 15, 2017 05:04 PM (IDPbH)

    131 My yougest son took his cat, a rescued Persian (black with pumpkin orange eyes), to get his summer hair cut. He now looks like something out of a Dr. Seuss book because his cheeks, paws and the end of his tail are still full length.

    Posted by: bergerbilder at July 15, 2017 05:05 PM (lIZQs)

    132 >>I'm tempted to ask what you're on call for? Nurse? Doc? Call girl?



    Posted by: L, Elle

    Doc

    Posted by: Aviator at July 15, 2017 05:06 PM (/Nite)

    133 Money to be made.

    Posted by: L, Elle at July 15, 2017 05:01 PM (Rsi2C)


    Hash Of Ace Inc. (Hmm, that might result in a DEA call)?

    Posted by: Hrothgar at July 15, 2017 05:06 PM (gwPgz)

    134 Posted by: Hrothgar at July 15, 2017 05:00 PM (gwPgz)


    Did it pee on you because that's what they usually do when you pick them up.

    Posted by: Jack Sock at July 15, 2017 05:06 PM (IDPbH)

    135 Over the years I have seen cats going for walks on leash, the leash was usually attached to a harness rather than just a collar.

    It seems to me that perhaps this is a skill you teach a kitten before they know better, rather than a male tabby who might not take kindly to any sort of restriction on their movements.

    Posted by: Boots at July 15, 2017 05:07 PM (EBwPV)

    136 Here we come, walking down the street. We get the funniest looks from everyone we meet.

    Posted by: Monkeys


    Singin' Doo-Wah-Diddy-Diddy-Dum-Diddy-Doo!

    Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 15, 2017 05:08 PM (/qEW2)

    137 Pet Story

    Had two parakeets, Feebbie and Deebbie. One day they escaped their cage and had free reign inside the house. When my wife and I returned home, at the end of the day, there they were greeting us with wild cheer. They continued to frolic about the living and dining rooms. What was particularly odd was that there was no 'mess.' They went to their cage when they needed to go potty. We found this to be unbelievable, but there it was. We allowed them to come and go as they wished. And, the house stayed tidy. There was a digital clock in the dining room. When it turned 10:00PM they went straight into their cage, and started screaming for us to shut the door and cover the cage. These two were very easy to get along with.

    Posted by: French Jeton at July 15, 2017 05:09 PM (WMvHw)

    138 Yesterday I foolishly adopted a giant orange tabby tom. Friendly and gregarious as toms often are, except this boy is 18 pounds. Only two years old, I'm told, so he should be able to shed the weight.

    Ask your vet for advice about what kind of food and how much to feed. Also the vet can check to see whether the cat might have any other health issues affecting his weight. The best way to diet a cat is portion control, and they have to lose the weight slowly. If you try to cut back too severely on their food, they will develop a liver disorder and possibly die.

    I've had two cats that needed to lose weight-- they did it on different diets, but both of them worked. Here's a link to an article that helped me a lot--

    http://tinyurl.com/yc4djqto

    You can download it as a PDF.

    Best wishes to you and the kitty-- I'm sure he knows he's a lucky boy to have a real home.

    Posted by: Basement Cat at July 15, 2017 05:10 PM (3C9q2)

    139 the Boys are so cute!

    Posted by: votermom pimping great books! at July 15, 2017 05:11 PM (hMwEB)

    140 Jack Sock- boy have you got that right. Good friend dressed for a posh dinner. Wife sees turtle in middle of the road and says stop and move it. Friend gets out , picks up turtle, and immediately gets peed on. End of dinner plans.

    Posted by: Ben Had at July 15, 2017 05:11 PM (fZqx4)

    141 Advice needed, please. Yesterday I foolishly adopted a giant orange tabby tom. Friendly and gregarious as toms often are, except this boy is 18 pounds. Only two years old, I'm told, so he should be able to shed the weight. I figure diet is the only angle here since no one really takes cats for a walk on a leash. Any tips? Thanks
    ---
    Toys, like a feather on a string, for you to cast and him to leap at. Be sure to let the session end with him catching and winning the prize. Gives him exercise and reinforces you as a playmate, also gives you a chance to closely observe him for any health issues. Do this before feeding: mimics his innate hunt, catch, feed, then sleep, cycle.

    Beyond that, is he an indoors only cat? Build a cat climbing tree with scratching carpets, tunnels, shelves, etc. Is building an outdoor cat-io an option?

    Posted by: Felix Conculor at July 15, 2017 05:14 PM (nIGPZ)

    142 If I were walking across the road minding my own and some creature about 70 times larger than I was tried to pick me up, I'd pee on them out of fright and a defense mechanism too. ;^)

    But I have moved turtles from the road (not large snapping turtles, though) but I hope them away from me and never got hit by their pee, and do feel bad when I see them killed by motorists.

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 15, 2017 05:18 PM (iVOAv)

    143 !42-Meant I "hold' them away from me.

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 15, 2017 05:18 PM (iVOAv)

    144 I'll come up with something in the way of long cardboard box tunnels. So far he isn't exactly inactive, but then he's still acclimating to the new house and is still a bit skittish. He'll be alright soon, I think.

    I'm going to name him Hoss.

    Posted by: sinister midget with a bucket and a mop at July 15, 2017 05:19 PM (UW4Uc)

    145 Thanks for the link, too. Looks good.

    Posted by: sinister midget with a bucket and a mop at July 15, 2017 05:20 PM (UW4Uc)

    146 Did it pee on you because that's what they usually do when you pick them up.

    Posted by: Jack Sock at July 15, 2017 05:06 PM (IDPbH)
    Posted by: Ben Had at July 15, 2017 05:11 PM (fZqx4)


    I picked up too many turtles in my time. I hold them well to the front so they can't even get any on my shoes. Worst case is having to take them in the car to a much safer spot only to find they've crawled someplace inaccessible like under a car seat and you can't find them even when you know they have to be in the car!

    Posted by: Hrothgar at July 15, 2017 05:22 PM (gwPgz)

    147 .' They went to their cage when they needed to go potty. We found this to be unbelievable, but there it was.
    ...
    Amazing and I'm jealous. My two parrots are of an allegedly highly intelligent species but there seems to be no connection whatsoever between their brains and their assholes. They let fly wherever they happen to be, which is usually walking around underfoot in the kitchen when I'm trying to cook.

    Posted by: stace at July 15, 2017 05:23 PM (B7u3j)

    148 BH: what was the story on Gushka's new baby? I missed the updates.

    Posted by: Hrothgar at July 15, 2017 05:24 PM (gwPgz)

    149 I'm going to name him Hoss.
    Posted by: sinister midget with a bucket and a mop at July 15, 2017 05:19 PM (UW4Uc)

    LOL.

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 15, 2017 05:25 PM (iVOAv)

    150 >>My two parrots are of an allegedly highly intelligent species but there
    seems to be no connection whatsoever between their brains and their
    assholes.

    Unlike democrats whose brains and assholes are directly connected.

    Posted by: Aviator at July 15, 2017 05:30 PM (/Nite)

    151 I picked up too many turtles in my time. I hold them well to the front so they can't even get any on my shoes. Worst case is having to take them in the car to a much safer spot only to find they've crawled someplace inaccessible like under a car seat and you can't find them even when you know they have to be in the car!

    Posted by: Hrothgar


    Get your paws offa me, you DAMN dirty PROLE!

    Posted by: Mitch McConnell at July 15, 2017 05:30 PM (/qEW2)

    152 You can own monkeys in Canada but but you need a Monkey Acquisition Certificate, and the monkey has to be registered. At least the last Conservative government got rid of the Long-Monkey Registration.

    Posted by: andycanuck at July 15, 2017 05:31 PM (nlbfN)

    153 Jackstraw, Elvis looks great. Hope he enjoys running in the surf.

    Posted by: Mrs JTB at July 15, 2017 05:32 PM (V+03K)

    154 Hrothgar- Gushka's mare foaled a really large stud colt . The colt needed to be pulled, and Gushka was on the spot to help. All those sleepless nights are not for nothing.
    The mare and foal are fine and boy is he fancy.

    Posted by: Ben Had at July 15, 2017 05:33 PM (fZqx4)

    155 just got back from washing puppy's butt with the garden hose

    Posted by: votermom pimping great books! at July 15, 2017 05:34 PM (hMwEB)

    156 My online friend just lost her dog to Rimadyl

    Posted by: votermom pimping great books! at July 15, 2017 05:36 PM (hMwEB)

    157 I forgot. I was able to hold some bengal tiger cubs and a lion cub a week ago. Orphaned cubs from a Miami zoo that were being temporarily cared for at my club. And for Soothsayer, I held a young chimp too.

    Posted by: Jack Sock at July 15, 2017 05:36 PM (IDPbH)

    158 Jack Sock- What a neat thing to do. Did you get to feed them as well?

    Posted by: Ben Had at July 15, 2017 05:39 PM (fZqx4)

    159 Posted by: Ben Had at July 15, 2017 05:33 PM (fZqx4)

    Fantastic for her and the foal! Sounds like he is indeed something with great potential.

    Thanks for the update.

    Posted by: Hrothgar at July 15, 2017 05:41 PM (gwPgz)

    160 I was able to hold some bengal tiger cubs and a lion cub a week ago.
    ---
    *jealous!*

    Isn't there a big-cat rescue facility in Tampa?

    Posted by: Felix Conculor at July 15, 2017 05:42 PM (nIGPZ)

    161 Way back when, I had an experience with a very large snapping turtle that ended with a ticket for littering. If anyone is interested, I'll post the story. But I am a terrible typist, especially with a pad.

    Posted by: bergerbilder at July 15, 2017 05:43 PM (lIZQs)

    162 I was having a smoke out by the dog park at Love field while waiting to pick up a friend.

    Lady is trying to get her dog to drink out of communal water dish. After ThunderB's experience that would be taboo.

    I always carry my own water and buckets when going somewhere with animals.

    Posted by: Ben Had at July 15, 2017 05:44 PM (fZqx4)

    163 120 Advice needed, please. Yesterday I foolishly adopted a giant orange tabby tom. Friendly and gregarious as toms often are, except this boy is 18 pounds. Only two years old, I'm told, so he should be able to shed the weight. I figure diet is the only angle here since no one really takes cats for a walk on a leash. Any tips? Thanks...
    Posted by: sinister midget with a bucket and a mop at July 15, 2017 04:56 PM (UW4Uc)

    I suggest looking into raw feeding. It's the healthiest option.
    I raw feed my puppy. I am not sure what the guidelines for cats are vs dogs but I do know cats need fresh warm food (unlike dogs which can eat frozen meat).

    Dry cat food is the worst - very bad for their kidneys.

    Posted by: votermom pimping great books! at July 15, 2017 05:45 PM (hMwEB)

    164 bergerbilder- Do share and don't worry about typos.

    Posted by: Ben Had at July 15, 2017 05:46 PM (fZqx4)

    165 When I was a kid my friend had a pet monkey for a while.
    It would jump on my shoulders and pull my hair.
    I hated the little bugger.

    Posted by: votermom pimping great books! at July 15, 2017 05:48 PM (hMwEB)

    166 158 Jack Sock- What a neat thing to do. Did you get to feed them as well?
    Posted by: Ben Had at July 15, 2017 05:39 PM (S the
    The feeding process little complicated as I found out. The tiger cubs were only 2 1/2 weeks old. The milk food is practically shoved done their throats. Another interesting thing i learned is you have to imitate the licking by the mother to stimulate them to piss and poop.

    Posted by: Jack Sock at July 15, 2017 05:49 PM (IDPbH)

    167 Posted by: bergerbilder at July 15, 2017 05:43 PM (lIZQs)

    I would be interested in the story and I'm the last person to complain about anyone's typing as i am the Typo Queen! The only time I say something about typos is very rarely and when they're really funny.

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 15, 2017 05:49 PM (iVOAv)

    168 I always carry my own water and buckets when going somewhere with animals.

    Posted by: Ben Had at July 15, 2017 05:44 PM (fZqx4)


    Distilled water in a jug with a screw top is a great way to have water handy on the road, I'd never trust a communal water dish. I do let Conor drink from the water dish when we visit son and daughter, because I know those dogs have not been exposed to anything!

    Posted by: Hrothgar at July 15, 2017 05:51 PM (gwPgz)

    169 Jack Sock- That is true of any orphan kitten or puppy. Fortunately my dogs were always more than happy to do that chore for me.

    Posted by: Ben Had at July 15, 2017 05:52 PM (fZqx4)

    170 Always happy to see another springer. They are great dogs.

    Posted by: Notsothoreau at July 15, 2017 05:53 PM (Lqy/e)

    171 169 Jack Sock- That is true of any orphan kitten or puppy. Fortunately my dogs were always more than happy to do that chore for me.
    Posted by: Ben Had at July 15, 2017 05:52 PM (fZqx4)

    That's what they tell me. Never knew that. I knew mammals did that but I didn't know it was to stimulate the newborns to use the 'bathroom' .

    Posted by: Jack Sock at July 15, 2017 05:54 PM (IDPbH)

    172 Isn't there a big-cat rescue facility in Tampa?
    Why yes, yes there is!

    https://bigcatrescue.org

    Posted by: Felix Conculor at July 15, 2017 05:55 PM (nIGPZ)

    173 L,Elle, for jumping on people we taught puppy "OFF" and also you could ask him to sit before he is about to jump on you (then treat)

    Posted by: votermom pimping great books! at July 15, 2017 05:58 PM (hMwEB)

    174 Jack Sock- Mares lick their new born foals a lot as well but it is more of a bonding process. Any delay of stool passing in a foal gets an immediate enema.

    Posted by: Ben Had at July 15, 2017 05:58 PM (fZqx4)

    175 Motel 6 is very pet-friendly. We stayed at those on our move from Delaware to Texas. No extra charges, and the people were very nice.

    Posted by: empire1 at July 15, 2017 05:59 PM (TxwYX)

    176 Posted by: Felix Conculor at July 15, 2017 05:55 PM (nIGPZ

    I'm in Houston. I think the owner of the club has some kind of connection to this Miami outfit. It's possible that thes cats will eventually make it to Tampa. The mother of the tiger cubs rejected them and the father actually had killed one other cub leaving just the two.

    Posted by: Jack Sock at July 15, 2017 06:00 PM (IDPbH)

    177 I have a Scottish Fold that is not much bigger than a kitten. She's three years old. I suspect that her mom wasn't feed well, as we have two boys from an earlier litter that are much bigger. Fanny doesn't have full folded ears, just the half fold. She's very expressive with them. We had planned to breed her, as she's the last female from the cats my husband got several years ago. But she is so tiny and doesn't come into heat often. She played fetch when she was a kitten and can stand up like a meercat.

    Posted by: Notsothoreau at July 15, 2017 06:09 PM (Lqy/e)

    178 I was 19 yo. I had a cousin who was the same age and we pretty much grew up together since our mothers werevalways close but we now lived several miles apart. We would try to chase girls together, camp, or whatever else. At that time it was very hard to find a job, and we were both trying to go to college.

    One night, we couldn't think of anything to do, but we could buy some cheap beer with the little money we had. He lived near a reservoir that had a small boat ramp and a parking lot. We decided to just park, drink some beer, and shoot the bull.

    There was another car in the lot (actually a truck) and in the dark we couldn't see very well and just thought it was another parker or a couple who were luckier than us. After the beer finaly ran out, we ditched the beer cans. There wasn't a trash can in the lot, and we didn't want to get cayght with a bunch of empty beer cans by the cops, and we didn't want to take them home, either.

    As we were pulling out, the lane was blocked by a very large turtle. We stopped the car, got out, and checked it out. Well, my dad grew up in the city during the depression. He would talk about a man on his sreet who had built a small concrete pond in his basement where he would keep snapping turtles he would catch and sell them. So I thought, "Gee, dad would really like to see thks turtle. I wonder if his neighbor ever had a turtle this big." And it was BIG.

    My cousin wasn't at all interested, but I had to have that turtle. The only thing I knew about snapping turtles was that they had a very long neck and needed to be held by the end of the tail. But every time I got a hold of its tail and barelly got it off the ground, "hiss, snap, thrash" and I would drop it. I was not going to be defeated, though, and I finally got a death grip on his tail, held it as far away from my body as I could, and didn'let go. This was not easy as I guess he weighed at least 50 lbs ( his shell alone was about 3'long). Well, the trunk was alredy openand I was able to pkace him on his back between the spare and the back wall of the trunk. And then we finally took off. I was driving, if I didn't mention it.

    Acouple hundred yards down the main road red lights started flashing behind us. With all that beer on my breath I thought "Oh no!" I pulled to the side of the road, and the flashing lights stopped behind me. A man in a smokey hat and green uniform apeared at the window. Holding a couple beer cans in his hand, hhea ashed "Do these belong to you?" What could I say but yes.

    He then identified himself as Ranger So-And-So. Then he asked, "Do you have a fishing liscence?" I told him no, but I wasn't doing any fishing. He then explains that, in the state of Ohio, you need a liscence to take frogs and turtles, even on private property since they migrate, and he saw me put that turtle in the trunk. By now we realized that he must have been in the truck that was in the parking lot with us.

    Then he said, "If you let that turtle go, I won't site you for fishing without a licence. But I am going to site you for littering, both of you."

    So we each had to go to court, pay a fine plus costs which came to $17 each. Which was a small fortune for us when minjmum wage was $1.10/hr. And that is all. And I don't think my cousin has ever forgiven me, even 45yrs later.

    Posted by: bergerbilder at July 15, 2017 06:47 PM (lIZQs)

    179 Then he said, "If you let that turtle go, I won't site you for fishing without a licence. But I am going to site you for littering, both of you."

    ---
    Oh, so that was YOU!
    Many thanks for Mr. Ranger stepping in.

    Posted by: The Turtle at July 15, 2017 07:02 PM (nIGPZ)

    180 Posted by: bergerbilder at July 15, 2017 06:47 PM (lIZQs)

    I'm thinking that was a trap turtle.

    Posted by: Jack Sock at July 15, 2017 07:03 PM (IDPbH)

    181 Posted by: bergerbilder at July 15, 2017 06:47 PM (lIZQs)

    Nice story, but the moral that no good deed goes unpunished was a downer!

    Posted by: Hrothgar at July 15, 2017 07:04 PM (gwPgz)

    182 Nice story, but the moral that no good deed goes unpunished was a downer!
    Posted by: Hrothgar at July 15, 2017 07:04 PM (gwPgz)


    Yeah, I had no other plans for that turtle but to let him go in a nice, swampy place.

    Posted by: bergerbilder at July 15, 2017 07:15 PM (lIZQs)

    183 Thank you bergerbilder. Great story

    Posted by: Ben Had at July 15, 2017 07:16 PM (fZqx4)

    184 Hrothgar- Would you please take Connor in your lap and put him on his back and give him a good long belly rub for me.

    Posted by: Ben Had at July 15, 2017 07:19 PM (fZqx4)

    185 Oh, and that ranger didn't take him and put him back in the reservoir. He just placed it on the side of the levy that ran along the side of the road. I have no idea which way the turtle decided to go: back into the water; or try to cross the road.

    Posted by: bergerbilder at July 15, 2017 07:21 PM (lIZQs)

    186 Thank you bergerbilder. Great story
    Posted by: Ben Had at July 15, 2017 07:16 PM (fZqx4)


    Thanks for giving me the energy to share it!

    Posted by: bergerbilder at July 15, 2017 07:25 PM (lIZQs)

    187 The next day the turtle is roadkill because the Ranger didn't move the turtle far enough.

    Posted by: Ben Had at July 15, 2017 07:25 PM (fZqx4)

    188 >>My online friend just lost her dog to Rimadyl

    Posted by: votermom pimping great books!

    What happened?

    Posted by: Aviator at July 15, 2017 07:32 PM (/Nite)

    189 Aviator- I'm pimping the 2nd CenTex meetup. With enough notice do you think you can make this one?

    Posted by: Ben Had at July 15, 2017 07:35 PM (fZqx4)

    190 I always seem to be busy doing other things when the Pet Thread is active.

    Main thing going on with our pets lately is the heat.

    Dog has figured out it's cooler to sit in front of the fan. Unfortunately, this just blows his hair everywhere.

    Posted by: mindful webworker - pets b we at July 15, 2017 07:37 PM (hGZJP)

    191 >>Aviator- I'm pimping the 2nd CenTex meetup. With enough notice do you think you can make this one?

    Posted by: Ben Had

    I'd like to. Do you have an idea when it is going to be?

    Posted by: Aviator at July 15, 2017 07:41 PM (/Nite)

    192 Aviator -looking at Oct 14th.

    Posted by: Ben Had at July 15, 2017 07:43 PM (fZqx4)

    193 >>looking at Oct 14th.

    Posted by: Ben Had

    Unless something odd happens I won't be on call, so probably doable.

    Posted by: Aviator at July 15, 2017 07:49 PM (/Nite)

    194 Aviator- I hope that holds.

    Posted by: Ben Had at July 15, 2017 07:59 PM (fZqx4)

    195 Posted by: Aviator at July 15, 2017 07:32 PM (/Nite)

    The 11yo dog (daschund) had an episode of back pain couple years ago. Seemed to happen again this week so the vet gave her Rimadyl for inflammation & pain. Dog was panting & crying but pooping & eating for a couple of days so the vet said don't worry. Then she threw up blood and they rushed her to the vet er but too late.

    Posted by: votermom pimping great books! at July 15, 2017 08:17 PM (hMwEB)

    196 votermom- backpain is a common malady in daschunds and I would have gone with a 350mg dose of bayer aspirin for a couple of days first. I know this is water under the bridge but vet first is not always the answer.

    Posted by: Ben Had at July 15, 2017 08:22 PM (fZqx4)

    197 Ben Had, I feel so bad for my friend.

    Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at July 15, 2017 08:34 PM (hMwEB)

    198 >>The 11yo dog (daschund) had an episode of back pain
    couple years ago. Seemed to happen again this week so the vet gave her
    Rimadyl for inflammation pain. Dog was panting crying but
    pooping eating for a couple of days so the vet said don't worry.
    Then she threw up blood and they rushed her to the vet er but too late.

    Posted by: votermom pimping great books!

    Sad.
    One of our labs has some orthopedic problems and he has been on Rimadyl off and on. Lately he has needed something almost everyday. He is getting regular lab work now because of the Rimadyl use.

    Posted by: Aviator at July 15, 2017 09:36 PM (/Nite)

    199 Krebs v Carnot #184: Unless "Teens React to Mr. Clippy" involved rage, blowtorches and metal snips, I'm gonna have to call "B.S."

    One of my favorite bits was when they told it to shut down. They hit "Start" and shut down okay, but then it said "It is now safe to turn off your computer."

    Culture shock!!

    Posted by: mindful webworker - insert next disc at July 16, 2017 11:12 PM (hGZJP)

    200 Oops.

    Posted by: mindful webworker - worng theard at July 16, 2017 11:33 PM (hGZJP)

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