Ace of Spades Pet Thread

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Good afternoon and welcome to the almost world famous AoS Pet Thread. Does today's opening photo ring a bell?

So grab yourself a beverage, relax and enjoy the world of animals.

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A Little of This. A Little of That.


It was only a matter of time. Climate change is responsible for increase in animal bites.

Stanford researchers warn that the number of animal bites is likely to rise amid climate change and developmental pressures.

Rising temperatures are already exposing people in temperate climates to more mosquitoes and ticks, and developmental sprawl is reducing the amount of land available exclusively to animals.

"As available habitat for these animals increasingly overlaps with human development and recreational activities," the researchers wrote in a BMJ news release, "it is expected encounters with animals may increase and could result in increased animal-related injuries."

H/T ArthurK


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It's a rerun from an earlier ONT this week. In case you missed it, A pair of dogs made it through the Paradise, CA fire to be reunited with owner.

Andrea Gaylord's house in Paradise, California, was completely destroyed by the devastating Camp Fire last month, but she feared she had lost something much more precious.

As she raced to escape a fire that killed 85 people in Northern California, she called to her two dogs, brothers Madison and Miguel, but they were nowhere to be found and had to be left behind.

"It was the worst feeling in the world,'' Gaylord said on TODAY Monday. "It's like you have to choose. The whole time I thought, 'What was going to happen to those dogs?' It was horrible."


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An Australian kitteh has used up one of its nine lives.

-- An animal rescuer responded to a factory in Australia where he drilled a hole to free a cat that somehow became trapped between two walls.

Nigel Williamson of Nigel's Animal Rescue and Pest Control said he was called to a factory in Victoria on Sunday when workers discovered the trapped cat and State Emergency Service volunteers were unable to reach the feline.


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A couple of links from our friend Hank Curmudgeon.


Another pet made it out alive of the Paradise, CA fire, Kitty-571.


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Inquisitive marmot.

Meet The PetMorons


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Here is little Velvet. She is 19 years old. (She is both the tiniest and the longest lived cat I've ever had.) She was abandoned by her mother as a wee kitten in late fall and has been in our hearts ever since. We put food out and were finally able to entice her to come inside from the deck when she was about 6 mos. old. She endured a lot of cold icy nights and lost a hunk of her left ear to frostbite during that unusually brutal winter -- but that all just proves what a survivor she is. Unless one gets really lucky with the lighting it's hard to get good photos of black cats. But in this recent picture she was caught performing one of her favorite wintertime activities these days: blocking warmth to the whole rest of the room while she snoozes on the heat register.

Thank you again for the enjoyable pet section on the blog each Saturday. - (mostly lurker) corn and beans


Wow! 19 years is awesome. Velvet must have a pretty darn good life there at the corn and beans home. Thanks for sharing with us and your kind words about the Pet Thread.

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Chrissy-moose checking out the butt crack of our 12 foot inflatable Santa Claus. She has been snacking and sleeping in our back yard on and off for about a month. She's probably 1-1/2 years old, very fuzzy and healthy looking if a bit small. We also saw her probably paramour roving the neighborhood. He's got quite the rack.

tcn in AK

Maybe not a Pet Moron but definitely an Animal Moron unless it identifies as an amphibian. Thanks for sharing, that's a cool photo.


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Hi Ace:
Not an oaf or a lurker, but I am a lout. This is Saki, our kitten. What better name for a mischievous kitten than Japanese rice wine? Should we have named her "Boone's Farm"?
I never thought I would live to see the day when I would have a kitten on my knee watching college football with me. We both disdain the NFL. -Ken

Saki? You could have name her 'Mad Dog'? Just kidding. Nice looking kitteh and glad she watches football and not figure skating. We appreciate you submitting this story.


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I am a faithful lurker , love to see everyone's pets, gardens. I've included pics of our new baby, Harley, a 4 year old Golden Retriever mix. She is always looking for a party, and for a free dog, only cost us $300 at vet, $350 for fencing to complete enclosure of our 5 acres. The other pic is our beloved Springer Spaniel, Biscuit, who passed away at age of 14.He is much missed, a faithful and loved companion. Beside him is Max the Cat, our 16 year old cat, otherwise know as the King of Siam. He is somewhat disgruntled that he now out lived 2 and has to train the third dog to our family. Max is the enforcer of our 5 acres, and a fabulous hunter. -David

Thanks for sharing these wonderful photos. Love the photo of Biscuit and Max, "Let us in, Dammit!". Sorry to hear of Biscuit's passing.


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Thank you for stopping by this afternoon. And a BIG THANK YOU to those who submitted items for the Pet Thread.

If you have something you wish to submit you can at petmorons at gmail dot com.

Here's hoping you have a great week!!!

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at 03:00 PM




Comments

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1 a moose on the Pet Thread! Is this a first?

Posted by: kallisto at December 15, 2018 02:59 PM (kD8Fh)

2 Pet Thread! Great looking group as always. WeaselDog says hello!

Posted by: Weasel - bluebell sez sign up for the &*#/@ NoVaMoMe at December 15, 2018 03:03 PM (MVjcR)

3 Oh my gosh, that MOOSE!!!!

😍 😍 😍 😍

Posted by: bluebell ~ sign up for the NoVaMoMe now! at December 15, 2018 03:04 PM (U5tDi)

4 What nice pet photos. Velvet and I would be fighting over who gets to be closer to the heat register. She'd probably win though, because I'd be allergic to her.

Posted by: bluebell ~ sign up for the NoVaMoMe now! at December 15, 2018 03:06 PM (U5tDi)

5 That first pic!!! I just moved my couch yesterday and there were 8 tennis balls under there, along with two kongs and a butter knife(?). My lab puppy, Maggie, was overjoyed! LOL.

Posted by: Vitigator at December 15, 2018 03:08 PM (XrB+3)

6 Waiting.....

Posted by: Emmie at December 15, 2018 03:08 PM (4HMW8)

7 As usual, the petmorons are all great. We are so fortunate to have these budles of love in our lives.

The 'drug bust' will have me chuckling for a while. And Little Velvet just looks soooo comfortable and smart. I'm not as impervious to cold as I was 60 years ago.

Posted by: JTB at December 15, 2018 03:09 PM (bmdz3)

8 LMAO at the top pic

TD EWU

*Sips beer, returns to post*

Posted by: logprof at December 15, 2018 03:09 PM (e7oj4)

9 That Lab is a prepper.

Posted by: garrett at December 15, 2018 03:10 PM (T1vmj)

10 One of my cats is a vent hugger too! Ours are at the baseboard, on the wall. He plasters himself to the vent and when the heat is 1/2 way thru it's cycle he turns his body to heat his other side! So funny to watch his expression when it stops.

Posted by: My life is insanity (formerly longtime lurker's mom on her cell phone) at December 15, 2018 03:11 PM (Z/jzm)

11 Moose kill and maim a fair amount of humans.
More than bears.
Having said that, I wish the moose (out front) and its owners a Merry Christmas!

Posted by: navybrat, on a mission from Odin at December 15, 2018 03:11 PM (w7KSn)

12 Happy Caturday everyone!
Is it just old cats that love toasty warm places?

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2018 03:11 PM (/rm4P)

13 Moose make good chili.

Posted by: garrett at December 15, 2018 03:12 PM (T1vmj)

14 Much love to Max, Saki, Biscuit, and Velvet!

I would love to share a beer with Saki and watch football.

Posted by: logprof at December 15, 2018 03:12 PM (e7oj4)

15 My cat Reggie has been hogging the heating vent in the dining room lately.

Posted by: rickl at December 15, 2018 03:13 PM (sdi6R)

16 1 a moose on the Pet Thread! Is this a first?
Posted by: kallisto at December 15, 2018 02:59 PM (kD8Fh)

--Only in Alaska.

Posted by: logprof at December 15, 2018 03:14 PM (e7oj4)

17 Nice pets and a bonus Moose this week.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 15, 2018 03:15 PM (Rz2Nc)

18 The History Guy has a YouTube channel that features 10-to-12-minute videos about military history, aviation, tales of the Old West, pirate ships, and lots of other little-known but fascinating topics from all periods of history. Here's one on the role of house cats in furthering the spread and growth of civilization (hint: teh kittehs succeeded in domesticating humans): https://tinyurl.com/yb949uyy

Posted by: Basement Cat at December 15, 2018 03:15 PM (3C9q2)

19 Told ya.

Posted by: Moose out front at December 15, 2018 03:17 PM (NWiLs)

20 Anytime I see the Maine Black Bears, I think of back in the '90s when my brother sported a Maine hat he picked up (among many other lost items) when working the log flume ride at Busch Gardens.

Posted by: logprof at December 15, 2018 03:21 PM (e7oj4)

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Kudos to Kollidge Football Kitteh. Obviously a superior breed from fine stock.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 15, 2018 03:21 PM (HaL55)

22 19 Told ya.
Posted by: Moose out front at December 15, 2018 03:17 PM (NWiLs)


I'm calling threadwinner.

Posted by: rickl at December 15, 2018 03:21 PM (sdi6R)

23
Our late cat Sasha was a vent hugger. We have a photo where she looks just like little Velvet. She and stupid Fluffy (God, what a name!) got into a fight over a sunbeam one day. Kitties like the warm.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 15, 2018 03:22 PM (LsBY9)

24 Told ya.
Posted by: Moose out front at December 15, 2018 03:17 PM (NWiLs)

Ok, I laughed.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 15, 2018 03:23 PM (Rz2Nc)

25 I take what I said before back:

EWU-NDSU will be good.

And as I'm typing this EWU gets picked off in the end zone, LMAO.

Posted by: logprof at December 15, 2018 03:23 PM (e7oj4)

26

I'm calling threadwinner.

Seconded.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 15, 2018 03:24 PM (HaL55)

27 Even WITHOUT the caption, the doggie-treats-under-the-couch photo had me laughing. That pupster has struck gold!

Posted by: m at December 15, 2018 03:24 PM (Q7mSB)

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Posted by: No at December 15, 2018 03:25 PM (6NNXL)

--Please spare us that BS in the Pet Thread.

Posted by: logprof at December 15, 2018 03:26 PM (e7oj4)

29

Speaking of drugs, some friends had a dachshund that was notorious for having to know where everything was in the house. One day they came home and couldn't find wiener-dawg anywhere. They called and called to no avail. They finally looked under the couch, and there he was, next to a baggie that formerly held some heathen-debil weed. Wouldn't come out for hours.

Nearly a whole lid, so I was told.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 15, 2018 03:29 PM (HaL55)

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OK, I'm off. And I'm leaving too. Gig tonight.

Y'all try to behave. And to all the Moron Pets, rrrufff! Meow, purr...

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 15, 2018 03:31 PM (HaL55)

31 Rising temperatures are already exposing people in temperate climates to more mosquitoes and ticks, and developmental sprawl is reducing the amount of land available exclusively to animals.

A few weeks ago there was an article about how some study found that the worldwide insect population over the past 40 years had declined by 35%, due to climate change.

"As available habitat for these animals increasingly overlaps with human development and recreational activities," the researchers wrote in a BMJ news release, "it is expected encounters with animals may increase and could result in increased animal-related injuries."

Ok, so is the expected increase in animal-related injuries due to climate change? Or because of human development encroaching on animal habitats?

How can I believe the greenies when they can't even get their stories straight? They are the Christine Blasey Fords of climatology.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 15, 2018 03:31 PM (/qEW2)

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Posted by: No at December 15, 2018 03:25 PM (6NNXL)



Don't go away mad. Just go away. We're petting here.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 15, 2018 03:31 PM (eXA4G)

33 Where'd those come from? The Cat must've put them there, yeah, that's it, the Cat!

Posted by: The Dog in the Top Photo at December 15, 2018 03:31 PM (tYPH9)

34 Is it just old cats that love toasty warm places?

Heck no. Kittens and "teen cats" (10 months to a year old) love heated beds and other warm places too. My vet thinks this heat-seeking behavior has to do with present-day cats having evolved from Felis lybica, the African wildcat, which prefers warm climates.

Posted by: Basement Cat at December 15, 2018 03:32 PM (3C9q2)

35 The rain over northern Virginia reminds me that Prince the Poodle HATES getting his paws wet. When he goes to the yard he takes about a minute to do his business and heads right back to the door to go in. Normlly it is a couple of minutes to do his business then 28 minutes to wander around sampling all the scents.

This is a far cry from one of his predecessors who loved splashing in puddles. (He was always the ultimate little boy.) He thought puddles were the best toy and were proof that God loves us, or at least him.

Posted by: JTB at December 15, 2018 03:32 PM (bmdz3)

36 Free the Bone, man!

Posted by: The Dog in the Top Photo at December 15, 2018 03:33 PM (tYPH9)

37 They're all for personal use, I swear!

Posted by: The Dog in the Top Photo at December 15, 2018 03:34 PM (tYPH9)

38 Is that photo a recent submission from tcn in AK? I remember that after the earthquake, she communicated with someone here saying that she and her family were OK, but she might not have internet access for awhile.

Posted by: rickl at December 15, 2018 03:37 PM (sdi6R)

39 I wasn't dealing, just ask any of your neighbors' dogs!

Posted by: The Dog in the Top Photo at December 15, 2018 03:42 PM (tYPH9)

40 Posted by: logprof at December 15, 2018 03:23 PM (e7oj4)

Here's a chance for logprof to weigh in on a question that concerns football and animals-- namely, the use of live mascots at football games. The Denver Post ran a series of four articles/videos earlier this year about the issue. Evidently there are a number of SJWs who think it's inhumane to have live animal mascots (as distinct from humans dressed as animals) cheering on football teams. Here is the video about Aurora, the Air Force Academy falcon:

https://tinyurl.com/y9re99k9

I don't know whether the University of California at Santa Cruz has a live banana slug mascot. Somehow I doubt the place is a football powerhouse.

Posted by: Basement Cat at December 15, 2018 03:45 PM (3C9q2)

41 My sisters female cat likes sleeping on my cable box. Its warm and perfectly cat size. Not so good for the cable box though.

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 15, 2018 03:47 PM (3zDPo)

42 Puddleglum - if it has vents run a vacuum cleaner over them, cat fur will build up. If you do that should be no harm.

Posted by: Skip at December 15, 2018 03:50 PM (/rm4P)

43 Eventually I'll remember to send some pics of my sisters kittuhs. I have no pets but my sister does and she lives close by. Lots of kittuh visits to my sisters. Also my parents kittuh, which is part alley cat, part Nazgul.

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 15, 2018 03:53 PM (3zDPo)

44 a moose on the Pet Thread! Is this a first?
Posted by: kallisto at December 15, 2018 02:59 PM (kD8Fh)

NO!

Posted by: Moose Out Front at December 15, 2018 03:53 PM (i+qnA)

45 Sometimes I feel like Velvet...sometimes I feel like a nut.

Love the Pet Morons.

Posted by: The Invisible Hand at December 15, 2018 03:55 PM (YpRda)

46 Thanks, Pet Morons! Love seeing the homey photos of much-loved pets.

Posted by: m at December 15, 2018 03:55 PM (Q7mSB)

47 WeaselDog would like everyone to know the mailman is here.

Posted by: Weasel - bluebell sez sign up for the &*#/@ NoVaMoMe at December 15, 2018 03:56 PM (MVjcR)

48 Not even 1st....

Posted by: Moose Out Front at December 15, 2018 03:56 PM (i+qnA)

49 When I was a kid we had a German Shorthaired Pointer who loved to sleep on the window seat, which conveniently had a radiator underneath it.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 15, 2018 03:57 PM (wYseH)

50 WeaselDog would like everyone to know the mailman is here.

What would WeaselDog do if the son-of-a-mailman showed up at the door?

Posted by: Basement Cat at December 15, 2018 03:57 PM (3C9q2)

51 Unsocking.

Posted by: tbodie at December 15, 2018 03:59 PM (i+qnA)

52 Here's a chance for logprof to weigh in on a question that concerns football and animals-- namely, the use of live mascots at football games. The Denver Post ran a series of four articles/videos earlier this year about the issue. Evidently there are a number of SJWs who think it's inhumane to have live animal mascots (as distinct from humans dressed as animals) cheering on football teams. Here is the video about Aurora, the Air Force Academy falcon:

https://tinyurl.com/y9re99k9

I don't know whether the University of California at Santa Cruz has a live banana slug mascot. Somehow I doubt the place is a football powerhouse.
Posted by: Basement Cat at December 15, 2018 03:45 PM (3C9q2)

--Florida State has two live mascots: Chief Osceola, the human, and Renegade, the beautiful Appaloosa.

Renegade is treated like a king.

Posted by: logprof at December 15, 2018 03:59 PM (e7oj4)

53 I get so jealous when I see the wonderful dog morons posted here. We've been dogless for a few years now but I know that someday soon one will join the household again. It will be somebody on the retriever continuum I am sure. We've almost always had purebred Labs but the incidences of various health issues with them has made me skittish. One of my best dogs ever was a Labrador -Chesapeake mix. Did she love the water? Yes. Was she a handful? Yes. Another "accident" was our Labrador- Malinois mix. Gabe had one floppy Retriever ear and one perky Shepherd ear.

Posted by: corn and beans at December 15, 2018 04:03 PM (tkNkP)

54 WeaselDog would like everyone to know the mailman is here.
Posted by: Weasel - bluebell sez sign up for the &*#/@ NoVaMoMe at December 15, 2018 03:56 PM (MVjcR)

Thanks WeaselDog!

My dogs keep me aware of that daily event, too.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 15, 2018 04:04 PM (Rz2Nc)

55 50 WeaselDog would like everyone to know the mailman is here.

What would WeaselDog do if the son-of-a-mailman showed up at the door?
Posted by: Basement Cat at December 15, 2018 03:57 PM (3C9q2)
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Matter/antimatter!

Posted by: Weasel - bluebell sez sign up for the &*#/@ NoVaMoMe at December 15, 2018 04:04 PM (MVjcR)

56 corn and beans: That's a lovely description of Velvet. And a lovely Velvet.

Posted by: m at December 15, 2018 04:08 PM (Q7mSB)

57 Anytime I see the Maine Black Bears, I think of back in the '90s when my brother sported a Maine hat he picked up (among many other lost items) when working the log flume ride at Busch Gardens.
Posted by: logprof at December 15, 2018 03:21 PM (e7oj4)



Any time I see them, I think of the disaster that was Sylvester Croom as a head coach.


Posted by: Bert G at December 15, 2018 04:12 PM (OMsf+)

58 Renegade is treated like a king.

So are the Army mules at West Point, the current three are named Ranger III, Stryker, and Paladin. The first mule mascot to be given a name (in 1936) was Mr. Jackson, named for Stonewall Jackson, USMA Class of 1846. Maybe the cadets will name a future mule after the Donald.



Posted by: Basement Cat at December 15, 2018 04:12 PM (3C9q2)

59 53 I get so jealous when I see the wonderful dog morons posted here. We've been dogless for a few years now but I know that someday soon one will join the household again. It will be somebody on the retriever continuum I am sure. We've almost always had purebred Labs but the incidences of various health issues with them has made me skittish. One of my best dogs ever was a Labrador -Chesapeake mix. Did she love the water? Yes. Was she a handful? Yes. Another "accident" was our Labrador- Malinois mix. Gabe had one floppy Retriever ear and one perky Shepherd ear.
Posted by: corn and beans at December 15, 2018 04:03 PM (tkNkP)

I would guess the Labrador-Malinois was a handful also.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 15, 2018 04:16 PM (Rz2Nc)

60 Having said that, I wish the moose (out front) and its owners a Merry Christmas!
Posted by: navybrat, on a mission from Odin at December 15, 2018 03:11 PM (w7KSn)


There it is. I knew the Horde wouldn't disappoint.

Posted by: Emmie at December 15, 2018 04:16 PM (4HMW8)

61 We've been dogless for a few years now

We went through that. We had a 9 month old border collie bitch that was wired a little too tight. She came in to heat for the first time, and was determined to get laid. She got out of the fence and got hit in the road.
We figured maybe we would just be dogless for a while. Lasted about a week. House was like a tomb. We picked up a male border collie pup, blue Merle.

Posted by: Hawkpilot at December 15, 2018 04:16 PM (KCxuz)

62 Santa's butt is where it's at.

The moose out front told you!

Posted by: Duncanthrax at December 15, 2018 04:17 PM (DMUuz)

63 He's a GOOD BOY, yes he is!

https://laughingsquid.com/dog-waits-at-site-of-home-burned-during-wildfire/

Posted by: exdem13 at December 15, 2018 04:18 PM (Nk3Dy)

64 What a fun Pet Thread!

Very impressed with 19 year old Max - Wow!

Posted by: ibguy at December 15, 2018 04:18 PM (vUcdz)

65 >>>I never thought I would live to see the day when I would have a kitten on my knee watching college football with me.

But what a GREAT day!

Posted by: m at December 15, 2018 04:21 PM (Q7mSB)

66 LOL at the drug bust!

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at December 15, 2018 04:22 PM (BJlbN)

67 64 What a fun Pet Thread!

Very impressed with 19 year old Max - Wow!
Posted by: ibguy at December 15, 2018 04:18 PM (vUcdz)

Velvet is 19. Max is a mere child, at 16.

Posted by: m at December 15, 2018 04:23 PM (Q7mSB)

68 And, holy crap, Barbie's horse is REAL!
https://laughingsquid.com/horse-with-long-mane-of-blonde-curls/

Posted by: exdem13 at December 15, 2018 04:23 PM (Nk3Dy)

69 ibguy, How is Mattie (wasn't it) ?

Posted by: Ben Had at December 15, 2018 04:23 PM (8qUJW)

70 Weasel Dog would like Weasel to know that a soupçon of peanut butter would be appreciated given the timely chateau security services recently provided.

Posted by: Weasel Dog at December 15, 2018 04:24 PM (DMUuz)

71 Thanks, MisHum, for the pet thread.

Posted by: m at December 15, 2018 04:24 PM (Q7mSB)

72 66 LOL at the drug bust!
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That is the classic "Busted!" pose from a dog. Cracks me up every time.

Posted by: exdem13 at December 15, 2018 04:25 PM (Nk3Dy)

73 There are still many questions stemming from yesterday's bizarre story of Cannibal Corpse guitarist Pat O'Brien being arrested late Monday night. O'Brien is being charged with aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer with a deadly weapon and burglary of an occupied dwelling with assault or battery.

O'Brien broke into a neighbor's home, threw one of the people in the home, a woman, to the ground, and ran to their backyard where he hid behind a fence. When cops surrounded him, he tried to charge at them with a knife, but was tasered and arrested. Yesterday afternoon, O'Brien appeared in court wearing an anti-suicide vest, with his ankles chained together, and bail was set at $50,000. He was told by a judge that he would need to pass a drug test if he were to be bonded out of jail. While this was happening, O'Brien's own house was being burned down and firefighters had much trouble putting out the blaze. Today, new details have emerged.

WFTS in Tampa is now reporting that "there were military-style flamethrowers inside the home, making the fire much harder to battle for firefighters." It should be noted that it is legal to possess flamethrowers in Florida. Firefighters got multiple calls from neighbors alerting them of the fire.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at December 15, 2018 04:26 PM (rnAwa)

74 Weasel thinks WeaselDog would like peanut butter.

WeaselDog would like a filet.

Posted by: Ben Had at December 15, 2018 04:26 PM (8qUJW)

75 Also, last year I put the Xmas cards next to my computer screen. Anko the kitteh jumps up on the computer desk in order to look out the window. Ashes, ashes, the cards fall down. We don't even have a Xmas tree.

Posted by: exdem13 at December 15, 2018 04:27 PM (Nk3Dy)

76 Well I can't say I blame Velvet for claiming the heater vent. In my old house I used to love standing over one in my nightgown and luxuriating in that warm air.

Saki looks like she is really watching that game - did she have $$$ on it?

Max and Biscuit pic is a great one. They look like my kids used to when I'd throw them outside. And the new pup, Harley, looks like he's gonna be quite handsome. Any idea what else his mix is?

As for the moose, well I don't even know what to say. I really don't think I want to live anywhere that the wildlife is that brave.

Thank you again Mis Hum and contributors!

Posted by: cfo mom at December 15, 2018 04:27 PM (RfzVr)

77 The first mule mascot to be given a name (in 1936) was Mr. Jackson, named for Stonewall Jackson, USMA Class of 1846. Maybe the cadets will name a future mule after the Donald.



Posted by: Basement Cat at December 15, 2018 04:12 PM (3C9q2)

--That is awesome.

Yes, name one after The Donald.

Even the Never Trumpers can then just call him a ass.

Posted by: logprof at December 15, 2018 04:27 PM (e7oj4)

78 I never thought I would live to see the day when I would have a kitten on my knee watching college football with me.

My cats are no longer kittens and are baseball rather than football fans, but yes, it is wonderful having one of them in my lap during a game. Only 59 days to go until Spring Training, and those d-----d Phillies better not Phade in 2019 the way they did this year. I get tired of cleaning up hairballs when the cats get disgusted with them too.

Posted by: Basement Cat at December 15, 2018 04:29 PM (3C9q2)

79
Reveille, the Texas A&M mascot, has her own cadet servant. First-year cadets must address her as "Miss Reveille, Ma'am."

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 15, 2018 04:29 PM (/VZ2u)

80 That is the classic "Busted!" pose from a dog. Cracks me up every time.
Posted by: exdem13 at December 15, 2018 04:25 PM (Nk3Dy)

Whatevs

Posted by: The Cat that Ate the Canary at December 15, 2018 04:30 PM (e7oj4)

81 74 Weasel thinks WeaselDog would like peanut butter.

WeaselDog would like a filet.
Posted by: Ben Had at December 15, 2018 04:26 PM (8qUJW)
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WD just had some leftover chicken as a treat for going out in the cold rain to do her business.

Posted by: Weasel - bluebell sez sign up for the &*#/@ NoVaMoMe at December 15, 2018 04:30 PM (MVjcR)

82 When I was resting near the top of Mount Humboldt in the Sangre de Cristo range in Colorado, I had a marmot lick my mink-oiled hiking boots. Got a fuzzy picture somewhere.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 15, 2018 04:30 PM (hyuyC)

83 Reveille, the Texas A&M mascot, has her own cadet servant. First-year cadets must address her as "Miss Reveille, Ma'am."
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 15, 2018 04:29 PM (/VZ2u)

--UGA and Blu, the bulldog mascots of Georgia and Butler (respectively) are spoiled rotten.

Posted by: logprof at December 15, 2018 04:32 PM (e7oj4)

84 Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 15, 2018 04:30 PM (hyuyC)
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Mink oil? GAAAK! My brothers!

Posted by: Weasel - bluebell sez sign up for the &*#/@ NoVaMoMe at December 15, 2018 04:32 PM (MVjcR)

85 Wonderful pet photos today!

Posted by: Vendette at December 15, 2018 04:32 PM (ZWGeP)

86 All right, Maine is making this a game now.

Posted by: logprof at December 15, 2018 04:34 PM (e7oj4)

87 WeaselDog would like a filet.
Posted by: Ben Had at December 15, 2018 04:26 PM


It is true that, in addition to alerting ChateauWeasel about the intruder, I drove him off, single-pawedly, in ignominious retreat.

Posted by: WeaselDog at December 15, 2018 04:35 PM (DMUuz)

88 Catasaurus Rex. Does any company make a litter pan that big, or does he just sit on the john and flush like everyone else?
https://laughingsquid.com/lotus-giant-maine-coon-cat/

Posted by: exdem13 at December 15, 2018 04:36 PM (Nk3Dy)

89 Well, if Maine could tackle, this would be a game.

Posted by: logprof at December 15, 2018 04:37 PM (e7oj4)

90 78 I never thought I would live to see the day when I would have a kitten on my knee watching college football with me.

My cats are no longer kittens and are baseball rather than football fans, but yes, it is wonderful having one of them in my lap during a game. Only 59 days to go until Spring Training, and those d-----d Phillies better not Phade in 2019 the way they did this year. I get tired of cleaning up hairballs when the cats get disgusted with them too.
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Those cats are true Phillies fans.

Posted by: exdem13 at December 15, 2018 04:37 PM (Nk3Dy)

91 Aaaaaaand in two plays from scrimmage another EWU TD.

Posted by: logprof at December 15, 2018 04:38 PM (e7oj4)

92 Wow, and that 2-pointer was too easy

Posted by: logprof at December 15, 2018 04:38 PM (e7oj4)

93 I was worried somebody'd make a snarky comment regarding the Velvet picture --wondering when was the last time I'd managed to run a dust mop in that corner. But after seeing the dog's collection that had accumulated under that sofa I feel much less embarrassed about my housekeeping.

Posted by: corn and beans at December 15, 2018 04:39 PM (tkNkP)

94 UGA and Blu, the bulldog mascots of Georgia and Butler (respectively) are spoiled rotten

So is Handsome Dan, the Yale bulldog. The first Handsome Dan was chosen in 1889 as the football team's mascot because he was tolerant of children and noisy crowds but allergic to the color crimson. According to the local paper, "He was always taken to games on a leash, and the Harvard football team for years owed its continued existence to the fact that the rope held."

Posted by: Basement Cat at December 15, 2018 04:41 PM (3C9q2)

95 78 I never thought I would live to see the day when I would have a kitten on my knee watching college football with me.

My cats are no longer kittens and are baseball rather than football fans, but yes, it is wonderful having one of them in my lap during a game. Only 59 days to go until Spring Training, and those d-----d Phillies better not Phade in 2019 the way they did this year. I get tired of cleaning up hairballs when the cats get disgusted with them too.
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Love the photo of Max and Biscuit at the door too. "You gonna put that clickbox away and let us in or what?!!"

Posted by: exdem13 at December 15, 2018 04:41 PM (Nk3Dy)

96 Here's a chance for logprof to weigh in on a
question that concerns football and animals-- namely, the use of live
mascots at football games. The Denver Post ran a series of four
articles/videos earlier this year about the issue. Evidently there are a
number of SJWs who think it's inhumane to have live animal mascots (as
distinct from humans dressed as animals) cheering on football teams.
Here is the video about Aurora, the Air Force Academy falcon:



https://tinyurl.com/y9re99k9



I don't know whether the University of California at Santa Cruz has a
live banana slug mascot. Somehow I doubt the place is a football
powerhouse.



Posted by: Basement Cat at December 15, 2018 03:45 PM (3C9q2)


As has been mentioned, live animal mascots get treated very well. What happened to Aurora earlier this year was an Army prank gone very wrong; goats are sturdier than falcons when it comes to theft.

Posted by: Vendette at December 15, 2018 04:42 PM (ZWGeP)

97 93 I was worried somebody'd make a snarky comment

Posted by: corn and beans at December 15, 2018 04:39 PM (tkNkP)

Snark? Here?

Posted by: m at December 15, 2018 04:42 PM (Q7mSB)

98 I was worried somebody'd make a snarky comment
regarding the Velvet picture --wondering when was the last time I'd
managed to run a dust mop in that corner. But after seeing the dog's
collection that had accumulated under that sofa I feel much less
embarrassed about my housekeeping.





Posted by: corn and beans at December 15, 2018 04:39 PM (tkNkP)

Happy cat, happy human. Dust here and there is inconsequential.

Posted by: Vendette at December 15, 2018 04:45 PM (ZWGeP)

99 I want to thank morons for the kind words for my pup, Logan. He had surgery on Tuesday to remove a big, ol tumor. Non-cancerous, thankfully. His incision is seeping a bit, so we're taking him back in to get it looked at.

But he's surprisingly back to normal. Rottweilers are stoic animals, that's for sure.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at December 15, 2018 04:45 PM (xJa6I)

100 87 WeaselDog would like a filet.
Posted by: Ben Had at December 15, 2018 04:26 PM

It is true that, in addition to alerting ChateauWeasel about the intruder, I drove him off, single-pawedly, in ignominious retreat.
Posted by: WeaselDog at December 15, 2018 04:35 PM (DMUuz)
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UPS and FedEx are on the enemy list, too.

Posted by: Weasel - bluebell sez sign up for the &*#/@ NoVaMoMe at December 15, 2018 04:47 PM (MVjcR)

101 78. I get tired of cleaning up hairballs when the cats get disgusted with them too.

Yeah, well imagine being White Sox fans.

Posted by: corn and beans at December 15, 2018 04:48 PM (tkNkP)

102 Those cats are true Phillies fans.

Tell me about it. I bought them a water bowl a few years back with the Phillies logo on it, and they threw up in it several times when the team went into its tailspin last summer.

Posted by: Basement Cat at December 15, 2018 04:48 PM (3C9q2)

103 allergic to the color crimson. According to the local paper, "He was always taken to games on a leash, and the Harvard football team for years owed its continued existence to the fact that the rope held."
Posted by: Basement Cat at December 15, 2018 04:41 PM (3C9q2)

--LMAO

Posted by: logprof at December 15, 2018 04:50 PM (e7oj4)

104 "...I was worried somebody'd make a snarky comment..."

Corn and beans, you live in your house. You take good care ofyour pets (obviously). Life creates dust. All good.

She's a beauty! We havea black cat named Wicker, but she's only 4 years old. I'll have to submit a photo so etime.

Posted by: Flyover at December 15, 2018 04:51 PM (B5K06)

105 WeaselDog, cut , jib, newsletter. Signed Brody, that doesn't bark at all.

Posted by: Ben Had at December 15, 2018 04:53 PM (8qUJW)

106 Doc told me to either eat more fish or take fish oil supplements. Having my fill of pills, I elected to simply eat more fish. All kinds. Salmon, sardines, herrings, anchovies.
You would think my cat would enjoy these as a side dish.
No way.
He just wants his kibbles.

Posted by: navybrat, on a mission from Odin at December 15, 2018 04:55 PM (w7KSn)

107 106 Doc told me to either eat more fish or take fish oil supplements. Having my fill of pills, I elected to simply eat more fish. All kinds. Salmon, sardines, herrings, anchovies.
You would think my cat would enjoy these as a side dish.
No way.
He just wants his kibbles.
Posted by: navybrat, on a mission from Odin at December 15, 2018 04:55 PM (w7KSn)

Shrimp? Cats like shrimp, a lot.

Posted by: m at December 15, 2018 04:58 PM (Q7mSB)

108 105 WeaselDog, cut , jib, newsletter. Signed Brody, that doesn't bark at all.
Posted by: Ben Had at December 15, 2018 04:53 PM (8qUJW)
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Would they ever be a pair!

Posted by: Weasel - bluebell sez sign up for the &*#/@ NoVaMoMe at December 15, 2018 04:59 PM (MVjcR)

109 He just wants his kibbles.

Some cats are like that. Mine will eat tuna and salmon in addition to kibble, but usually prefer a "side dish" of turkey or chicken to fish. OTOH, I've had cats that would really pig out on kibble if I didn't watch their portions. One of them bit through the side of the kibble bag to get at the stuff inside; I learned from that to keep the bag out of kitteh reach.

Posted by: Basement Cat at December 15, 2018 05:00 PM (3C9q2)

110 I want to thank morons for the kind words for my pup, Logan. He had surgery on Tuesday to remove a big, ol tumor. Non-cancerous, thankfully. His incision is seeping a bit, so we're taking him back in to get it looked at.

But he's surprisingly back to normal. Rottweilers are stoic animals, that's for sure.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at December 15, 2018 04:45 PM (xJa6I)

Glad to hear it was non-cancerous and he's recovering well.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 15, 2018 05:00 PM (Rz2Nc)

111 93 I was worried somebody'd make a snarky comment regarding the Velvet picture --wondering when was the last time I'd managed to run a dust mop in that corner.
Posted by: corn and beans at December 15, 2018 04:39 PM (tkNkP)


My eyes are not attuned to detect such an insignificant amount of dust.

Posted by: rickl at December 15, 2018 05:01 PM (sdi6R)

112 Weasel, that would be the long and short of it, would it not.

Maybe she could send him a tape so I could just play it when someone knocks on the door.

Posted by: Ben Had at December 15, 2018 05:05 PM (8qUJW)

113 112 Weasel, that would be the long and short of it, would it not.

Maybe she could send him a tape so I could just play it when someone knocks on the door.
Posted by: Ben Had at December 15, 2018 05:05 PM (8qUJW)
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Some middle school kids walk home along the road behind our house, and WD feels compelled to bark her little head off at them. The other day a group of three girls were laughing and telling her how cute she was. Not the effect I think she was going for.

Posted by: Weasel - bluebell sez sign up for the &*#/@ NoVaMoMe at December 15, 2018 05:08 PM (MVjcR)

114 Brody can send a cardboard cut out that will make people think she has a back up.

Posted by: Ben Had at December 15, 2018 05:10 PM (8qUJW)

115 Gaming thread up.

Posted by: HH at December 15, 2018 05:17 PM (mIJBI)

116 Chess thread up.

Posted by: Basement Cat at December 15, 2018 05:18 PM (3C9q2)

117 Our cat Patch just scratched (on purpose) one of the leather bar stools we got an hour ago. Heidi has saved his life for the time being. But he's on thin ice.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at December 15, 2018 05:19 PM (KTFtO)

118 It's just a bad Patch.

Posted by: Ben Had at December 15, 2018 05:23 PM (8qUJW)

119 I smiled Ben. Gees. I think it was the leather.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at December 15, 2018 05:28 PM (KTFtO)

120 Oh, hell I knew with Maine Coons we couldn't have nice things. At least it was a Craigslist deal.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at December 15, 2018 05:29 PM (KTFtO)

121 I always figured that you can have cats or you can have immaculate furniture. Pick one.

Posted by: rickl at December 15, 2018 05:44 PM (sdi6R)

122 I always figured that you can have cats or you can have immaculate furniture. Pick one.
Posted by: rickl
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Also, you can forget dark wool clothes...unless you have stock in a lint-roller company.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 15, 2018 05:51 PM (xSo9G)

123 I aspire to have a Maine Coon cat one day.

Posted by: navybrat, on a mission from Odin at December 15, 2018 06:18 PM (w7KSn)

124 After a week of Scout being on Ben Had's recommended diet I can't say there has been any big change. If I leave his cone off for any length of time while I am not around, he will start chewing on his back again until it's raw.

He really likes the buttermilk though. We will continue the new diet for a while longer. I'm thinking of getting him a jacket. Maybe made out of chain mail.

Posted by: freaked at December 15, 2018 07:40 PM (UdKB7)

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