Ace of Spades Pet Thread

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Good afternoon and welcome to the almost world famous AoS Pet Thread. Make yourself cozy and enjoy the world of animals for a couple of hours.

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A Little Bit of This. A Little Bit of That

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H/T This may be an oldie, but it came to me recently, and I thought it belongs in the Pet Thread. - Dave

Thanks Dave, I had never seen this before.

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Regular contributor and all around good Moron Hank Curmudgeon has sent in the following this week.


How many lives does this little kitteh have left?

Tiny kitty.

Hospital moose.


A cat without eyes.


Thank you Hank for all of the links. All of them are really good.


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Some really good news folks: The prodigal cat, Seth, has returned.

A couple of weeks ago Seth the cat was missing and California Girl asked for our thoughts, prayers and well wishes for Seth's return. He has returned.

The prodigal cat has returned! Seth found his way back home, and I'm extremely thankful to everyone for their prayers, well wishes, and thoughtful advice. Here's a photo of my rascally marmalade cat. I got him from the shelter when he was just a wee kitty. So glad he's going to be around a while longer. -California Girl

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Excitable dog they all said.


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Letter of The Law vs. The Spirit of The Law, doggeh style. H/T Hank Curmudgeon


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Meet The PetMorons


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Hello again Pet Morons Thread!

On 27 May last I sent you a pic of our GSD pup Max.

Just to give you an update. Max is growing and loves his “Big Sister” Nena (after the German singer - 99 Balloons).

Just to share with you how crazy about Nena he is.

Happy New Year to all our Pet Lovers!

Ivan

What an adorable photo. Looks like someone has a couple of nice puppies!! Thanks for submitting the photo Ivan.


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One of my nieces posted this with the caption:

The grandparents put him to work today and he’s pooped! Being a lumberjack is hard work!

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Looks like a fantastic friendship there Frank. We appreciate you sharing this touching photo with us.


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Stormy's portrait at 1 year attached.

This tiny, month-old female bobtail calico kitten showed up (courtesy of cat lady neighbor Cyndi) at our house in December 2017. Cyndi adopted out 8 others as well. Yeah, formula feedings and all.

Always game for anything, good natured and full of life, Stormy was always on the puny side...until this fall. She found the chow hall, and probably the cat buffet at Cyndi's house too.

As we began to notice Stormy's increased girth, and the octave lower "thump' when she jumps up on the pet counter in the workshop, she acquired a new callsign...
"Storm 17 - Heavy" - with the secondary caveat - "Caution Wake Turbulence".

If you know any aviation dope - you get it.
Great thread. Great Blog. BZ!
SundogJax

I don't know much about aviation, but I'm guessing Caution Wake Turbulence is a nice way of saying she has a fat butt. Cute cat. Thanks for the story!


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Long time reader seldom comment (I'm at @robpublican but hardly use it much anymore). This is my beautiful dog Sherman. We got him in 2015 and through thick and thin - and a lot of thin these past few years with several miscarriages - he has been an utter blessing from God. He has been a lovely dog and despite his 105lbs (+/- 5 lbs depending) he is nothing but a sweet and gentle giant.

He truly is a gift. He was in the shelter for 5-6 weeks before we found him We think so many passed because he was so big (and strong - was named tank by the shelter). The one and only time my career choice (military historian) paid off was when my wife asked me for any good names for tanks and Sherman was the first that came to mind. He is everything anyone thinks of when you say gentle giant. Great with kids, great with strangers, and always looking to meet a new person (by which he means "Welcome, you may now scratch my behind"). His only dislikes are water (Rain is a sign God is disappointed in him) and as evidenced in the photos he's not a fan of hats; even while trying to celebrate his birthday,

I would love to take credit for any of his good qualities, but he came to us like that. We think/suspect he was in a great home but just ran away because he was so muscular and got loose. We think that because he is so sweet and well mannered. Even down to the fact he hardly ever barks (!) which is a lovely feature in a dog if you ever wondered! The only downside, as we saw the first night we got him, is that when you expect him to bark to go out to pee well...he doesn't. We've learned to interpret body language and he's a happier boy for it.

He loves couches and squeeker toys and thinks squirrels and little lizards were placed on earth for him to chase. Sadly he also loved the snow but we now have moved down south.

I know that I, like so many others, love our dogs like family and we want to love them to the best of our ability as long as we can. I've taken to praying for him daily as he is such a gift from the Lord, especially in our trying times of late, and thought I might share what I took from, I believe, the book of common prayer. Other morons might want to incorporate it into their own daily devotions.

"O God, every animal, in every forest, field, and home belongs to you and is under your loving care. May your blessing be upon [name] and in your steadfast kindness keep him/her safe from all harm. Heal him from any illness and bless him with a rich and long life. I pray that you would show your eternal love and mercy in the companionship and friendship that he provides"

Best,
@Robpublican


Hey Robpublican, thanks for submitting Sherman's photo and story. I love the facial expression on the big guy. It certainly sounds like he is a very fortunate dog and the same can be said for his family.


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These are my pet morons.

Lucy the Lab is my Craigslist find. Apparently she was owned by a sportsman who bred her multiple times and then was through with her. Their loss is my win! She’s the most gentle, docile girl you’d ever want to meet. I got her when she was 4 (ish) two years ago.

Bitsy I’ve had since she was a pup. I found her under a trailer at the sellers farm. She was advertised as an American Bulldog but I’m sure the GSD I saw on the property is the dad. - August

I would agree with you that Bitsy has some mixed heritage Lucy looks like a sweetheart. It appears you have a great household.


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Misanthropic Humanitarian,

Been following AOS for years and will find me on the morning threads most weekdays. Love all the work and thought provoking posts the Cobs put together. Well done!


Been 2 years since we shared a picture of the fur babies in house OCiS. In that time, we lost our Russian Blue mix cat and gained a tiger/calico mix kitten. Our poor dog Fenway, a flat coat retriever mix, is still warming up to the new addition. The kitten is much friendlier towards the dog than our last cat which the dog still is having flashbacks from. Houdini (cat) is pictured here in one of her calmer moments looking for a warm place to take a nap -much to the chagrin of the dog.


The second picture is Houdini discovering the Christmas Tree and ornaments. Not knowing what this bundle of energy would do with Christmas decorations, we left our nice decorations boxed up and hung only shatter proof ones. Wise move as you can see from this picture. - ourcountryisscrewed


OCis, thanks for the compliments. Greatly appreciated. Wonderful photos. Looks like your kitteh had a fun Christmas.


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A fantastic collection of pets this week. What else is new. Thank you for making this thread work folks.

Do you have something you wish to submit? You can reach us at petmorons at gmail dot com.

Have a great week!!!


H/T Photo above the fold from a couple of Morons. Misplaced the names but Thanks!

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Posted by: JT at January 12, 2019 02:57 PM (WsccZ)

2 I'm back into thinking about dogs. I've got an appointment with a kennel tomorrow. I'm gonna go look at some puppies.

Posted by: Northernlurker, but call me Teem at January 12, 2019 02:57 PM (MkcN1)

3 Left out Bleu I see......

Posted by: lin-duh at January 12, 2019 02:59 PM (kufk0)

4 California Girl, I'm so happy you got your sweet kitty back!!

Posted by: Jewells45 at January 12, 2019 03:01 PM (dUJdY)

5 yay! food Thread!

Barky O'Bama

Posted by: McGyver at January 12, 2019 03:02 PM (NCLen)

6 Such great looking pets this week!

Posted by: Jewells45 at January 12, 2019 03:03 PM (dUJdY)

7 Sherman seems to be rolling his eyes.

Posted by: Northernlurker, but call me Teem at January 12, 2019 03:05 PM (MkcN1)

8 So glad to know Seth is home again. I still remember how terrible I felt when my Princess pushed her way through a weak screen door screen one morning to chase a neighborhood cat who had invaded Her Majesty's back yard. She returned the next evening after I had put out a towel with my scent and her favorite cat bed on the back porch. I have no idea how far she chased the intruder, but as she had never been an outdoor cat, I was really worried. This was some years ago but there were coyotes in my town even then. Needless to say Princess received a royal welcome, the screen was fixed, and I suspect she put the fear of God in the other cat as he/she/xe never came back.

Posted by: Basement Cat at January 12, 2019 03:07 PM (3C9q2)

9 I'm at the Denver Airport and need to kill two hours. Plus I'm light on sleep and have the beginnings of a cold. And to keep this on topic.. I saw someone waiting to board with a little white dog, the ones with curly hair.

Posted by: Serious Cat at January 12, 2019 03:07 PM (GRI38)

10
Yay! Seth is back!

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 12, 2019 03:07 PM (ZfZYo)

11 Bark bark meow, hordepets and their people.

Our three felines are not happy about the past few days of overcast skies and cold, miserable rain.

When they're not complaining, though, they're sleeping.

I think they've got the right idea. I want to sleep 'til late April, or so.

Now to roll back and check the post.

Posted by: mindful webworker - click me and win! at January 12, 2019 03:08 PM (qoWmc)

12 Happy Caterday eveyone, ( doggies too)

Posted by: Skip at January 12, 2019 03:11 PM (/rm4P)

13 The excitable bulldog reminds me of our late Sally (posted here early last year.) But she was more aggressive with her treats. She'd grab them and toss them in the air, then pounce. Do it a while before getting down to business.

Anyway, I had to make my wife watch it to get the "awww".

Posted by: Eeyore at January 12, 2019 03:12 PM (VaN/j)

14 Apropos of Storm 17 Heavy, aka Stormy Wake Turbulence, I hope she doesn't have a cat buddy named Avenatti. no kitty needs a rough landing.

Posted by: Basement Cat at January 12, 2019 03:12 PM (3C9q2)

15 Lurkers don't be afraid to join in, we don't bite

Posted by: Skip at January 12, 2019 03:14 PM (/rm4P)

16 Yay, Seth!!!

Posted by: m at January 12, 2019 03:16 PM (Kj9vA)

17 YAY California Girl, I'm so glad Seth has returned. Did you also have a pet tortoise (or turtle, I tend to mix em up)

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at January 12, 2019 03:16 PM (jUcoH)

18 15 I disagree ;but I bite back!

Posted by: ramondo at January 12, 2019 03:17 PM (fQBoe)

19 Glad to hear Seth has made it home!
Sherman really doesn't seem interested in wearing the birthday hat.
Houdini is a cute kitty.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at January 12, 2019 03:17 PM (Rz2Nc)

20 Oh gosh that tiny kitty story is so sweet! What a cutie!

Posted by: Jewells45 at January 12, 2019 03:17 PM (dUJdY)

21 Seth: "I am not worthy to be your cat ..."

But California Girl saw him from afar and came running towards him saying, "Bring a robe for Seth and a ring for his paw! And slay the fatted mouse! He shall have a feast!"

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 12, 2019 03:18 PM (/qEW2)

22 Well, Bleu just cleaned up on the tiny pieces of ribeye leftover from trimming and slicing the meat for dinner. She still won't give me the time of day unless i have food....

Posted by: lin-duh at January 12, 2019 03:19 PM (kufk0)

23 Well, Bleu just cleaned up on the tiny pieces of ribeye leftover

I take it her full name is Cordon Bleu.

Posted by: Basement Cat at January 12, 2019 03:24 PM (3C9q2)

24 Is Bleu your new kitten Linda? Or daughters kitten? Hopefully her pic makes it next week. Typical cat, only interesting in people for food, warm spot or "I'm itchy slave, get with the petting or brushing"

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at January 12, 2019 03:25 PM (jUcoH)

25 Bleu is my daughters kitten we got at the end of July. She is about 8 months old now. My husband is her favorite though...

Posted by: lin-duh at January 12, 2019 03:26 PM (kufk0)

26 I take it her full name is Cordon Bleu.
Posted by: Basement Cat
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More like Bleu cheese....

Posted by: lin-duh at January 12, 2019 03:26 PM (kufk0)

27 Good pix up top.

Great links. (How could one ever give up Francis the tiny kitteh??!!)

Yaaay, Seth is home. Nothing harder than not knowing what happened to 'em.

I've mentioned Spark, found with his sister as a tiny kitten by the roadside, wonderful friend of 16 years, went out one night last year and never came back. Last night, I was sitting here at my desk, looked down beside me and there was Spark, returned to us, and I started petting him. Then I awoke. I was so sad.

@Robpublican - thanks for the prayer. Milady and I got misty-eyed as I read it aloud, for our three critters.

Thanks, MisHum.

Posted by: mindful webworker - click me and win! at January 12, 2019 03:28 PM (qoWmc)

28 Somebody email the NYC subway backpack corgi to AtC.

Posted by: DaveA at January 12, 2019 03:28 PM (FhXTo)

29 Skip #15:
Lurkers don't be afraid to join in, we don't bite

Seconded. Well, except some of us may nip playfully.

My Charlie cat really like to bite my hand, never hard, just enough. If I ever get the ability to make videos again, I want to do a pet parody of that classic old "Charlie bit me!" video. Because, well, he does.

Posted by: mindful webworker - click me and win! at January 12, 2019 03:30 PM (qoWmc)

30 What a great group of moronimals. Thanks for sharing your pets and your well written posts (and prayer) with the Horde.

Posted by: olddog in mo at January 12, 2019 03:31 PM (Dhht7)

31 My daughter's cat, Lady Greyjoy, swallowed a long piece of dental floss. It got tied around the base of her tongue, and went into her intestines and twisted them, perforating them. Surgery was performed, but she died yesterday. I'm really not a cat person, but I loved that sweet cat...

Posted by: Ladyl at January 12, 2019 03:34 PM (TdMsT)

32 That "rechargers" photo is endlessly humorous. People can be very clever.

Posted by: m at January 12, 2019 03:35 PM (Kj9vA)

33 So glad Seth made it home!
Great bunch of pets.

Stormy's face reminds me of our Garden Kitty, Greta. But she wants to be alone. She has a long-haired calico daughter, too. Not quite as skittish as Mom.

Posted by: KT at January 12, 2019 03:35 PM (BVQ+1)

34 We made a discovery acouple of days ago. Prince, our senior rescue poodle, is spending his second winter with us. Last year was very mild with alomost no snow but that isn't the case this year. So we got him a sweater.

Well, he is thrilled with it. We put it on him and he started prancing and kicking up his heels in delight. Who knew? I don't know if he is vain or thinks this is playing but he is having a LOT of fun with the new wardrobe.

We believe he is 15 now but putting him in that sweater and he starts acting like a puppy. It's great to see.

Posted by: JTB at January 12, 2019 03:36 PM (bmdz3)

35 >>>Tiny kitty.

Lighten up, Francis. Actually scratch that suggestion.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 12, 2019 03:36 PM (/qEW2)

36 Good afternoon!

First decent snow of the season, and Mrs ibguy and Maddie are curled up on the couch across from the (roaring) fireplace:-)

Posted by: ibguy at January 12, 2019 03:36 PM (vUcdz)

37 Typical cat, only interesting in people for food, warm spot or "I'm itchy slave, get with the petting or brushing"

There are other things about people that cats find interesting-- like human underwear. I notice Cole and Marmalade's owner posts vids of his cats sniffing his shorts while he's using the human litter box. My Casey also likes to watch humans playing baseball on TV, but I suspect it's because he gets some kind of feline schadenfreude out of my reactions when the Phillies blow yet another lead in the ninth inning. (He gets his tuna snack anyway.)

Posted by: Basement Cat at January 12, 2019 03:36 PM (3C9q2)

38 I am so sorry about Lady Greyjoy, LadyL! Cats just can't seem to resist dental floss. Mine would paw through the trash to get it. I had no idea it could be so harmful.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 12, 2019 03:37 PM (kQs4Y)

39 LadyL - that's sad, you do need to watch what animals will play with and injest.

Posted by: Skip at January 12, 2019 03:37 PM (/rm4P)

40 LadyL, maybe that sad story will help someone here.

Posted by: m at January 12, 2019 03:41 PM (Kj9vA)

41 Posted by: JTB at January 12, 2019 03:36 PM (bmdz3)

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at January 12, 2019 03:41 PM (Rz2Nc)

42 31 LadyL

Awwww!! So sorry for your loss, Big Sis. May her memory be for a blessing.

Posted by: ibguy at January 12, 2019 03:42 PM (vUcdz)

43 Oops, it's nice when the old dogs get playful.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at January 12, 2019 03:42 PM (Rz2Nc)

44 Thank you, M, Skip and Eris for you sympathy. My daughter, her husband and their two little girls feel terrible about it.

Posted by: Ladyl at January 12, 2019 03:42 PM (TdMsT)

45 Online info says bichons are not prone 2 barking.

My uncle's bichons reply



PFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFT

Posted by: Majolica at January 12, 2019 03:43 PM (L/iaS)

46 Posted by: Ladyl at January 12, 2019 03:34 PM (TdMsT)

Oh no, sorry to hear that.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at January 12, 2019 03:43 PM (Rz2Nc)

47 LadyL - that's sad, you do need to watch what animals will play with and injest.

My cats' vet posts a list in his office of things to keep away from cats-- not just dental floss but also yarn, string, rubber bands, the kind of tinsel used to decorate Christmas trees, and other kinds of long thin nonedible objects that cats might investigate and try to eat. He's had to operate more than once on a kitty that ate something it shouldn't have, but so far all of his patients have come through okay.

Posted by: Basement Cat at January 12, 2019 03:43 PM (3C9q2)

48 (((HUGS))) LadyL and especially for your daughter and family.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at January 12, 2019 03:49 PM (jUcoH)

49 >>>Except for bears. We're not making that mistake again.

I never should have trashed the room after going on that cocaine and booze fueled bender. Sorry to all you ursid owners.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 12, 2019 03:50 PM (/qEW2)

50 So glad to hear Seth returned home. When a house pet gets out it is very traumatizing for both the (feeling guilty) owner and the (it seemed like a good idea at the time but maybe it wasn't) pet. Happy endings are nice.

And the feature on the NY subway dogs in bags was great! That's the kind of "Resistance" I can go along with.

Posted by: corn and beans at January 12, 2019 03:53 PM (tkNkP)

51 "Except for bears. We're not making that mistake again."

Would love to hear the story behind that!

Another fantastic pet thread!

Posted by: zogger at January 12, 2019 03:53 PM (SKahJ)

52 Lucy the lab makes me smile. Her expression is so earnest, like she's contemplating weighty thoughts.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 12, 2019 03:56 PM (/qEW2)

53 That "doorbell" dog sleeping on its back is doing what our Chocolate lab Kahlua does. Weirdos.

Kahlua turned 4 yesterday, couldn't ask for a sweeter dog. She is obsessed with retrieving her ball, often greets me when I get home by tossing the ball at me to throw for her.

Posted by: Farmer at January 12, 2019 03:57 PM (T5tjg)

54 Horde source question. Draft cross horse came off a big pasture and was in a maybe 300by 200 ft area for 3 weeks. Started seeing him laying down and stiff when first getting up after 2 weeks when all weeds in the disused pen had been munched up. He went to his permanent place with a 20 by 70 run and after a couple weeks there, started laying down a lot and getting worse. They had a vet out and diagnosis is a shoulder injury possible a hairline fracture.

He might have run into something here if he got stupid when neighbors were target practicing. I am wondering if he might have arthritis that never showed up when he was wandering in a 200 acre pasture all the time. I offered to pay for an x-ray cuz I want to know and they don't have much money.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at January 12, 2019 03:59 PM (jUcoH)

55 Thank you, EvasiveBoat and Pale Rider.

Posted by: Ladyl at January 12, 2019 04:00 PM (TdMsT)

56 MisHum--the pet morons are particularly beautiful today.

Posted by: Ladyl at January 12, 2019 04:01 PM (TdMsT)

57 I once had a cat named Bob, a long haired orange Tabby. He was kind of an asshole. Always wanted to have head and chin scratched but would bite and cut you if he got irritated (I still have visible scars 30 years later). Hated other cats. Would raid the food dishes out of the garages from neighbor's cats.

Posted by: Serious Cat at January 12, 2019 04:02 PM (GRI38)

58 I once had a cat named Bob, a long haired orange
Tabby. He was kind of an asshole. Always wanted to have head and chin
scratched but would bite and cut you if he got irritated (I still have
visible scars 30 years later). Hated other cats. Would raid the food
dishes out of the garages from neighbor's cats.


Posted by: Serious Cat at January 12, 2019 04:02 PM


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We had Patch the demon cat like that. He would bite you and draw blood while you were petting him. Bop him on the nose and he would come back 2 minutes later. Of course he lived for 15 long years......

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at January 12, 2019 04:05 PM (JUOKG)

59 Would love to hear the story behind that!

I wonder whether it might be a local sports team with a bear mascot. There are a lot of those. Heck, I found out that even the Coast Guard Academy calls its athletic teams the Bears. (What bears have to do with search and rescue at sea is anybody's guess).

Posted by: Basement Cat at January 12, 2019 04:07 PM (3C9q2)

60 PaleRider, need some more info

How hard is the ground in the trap?

He got sorer as he was moved to a smaller enclosure?

Posted by: Ben Had at January 12, 2019 04:07 PM (k16aq)

61 Basement Cat

Polar Bear due to the icebreakers?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at January 12, 2019 04:08 PM (u82oZ)

62 Awww, all the cute doggehs and kittehs today!!

Posted by: exdem13 at January 12, 2019 04:10 PM (W+kMI)

63 Those there dogs at the top earn their chow. Our old Airedale of blessed memory would always bark at the sound of the doorbell, then stand behind Mom and growl when strangers came to the door. Kept the sales calls brief.

Posted by: exdem13 at January 12, 2019 04:12 PM (W+kMI)

64 He was on a fine grain soft sand here. And its fine gravel/coarse sand where he is now. Former pasture was rocky foothills/mtns near Golden CO. The first time I saw him off when he first got up I thought "laminitis or hoof abcess -but how just on hay? and in this soft footing?" but he was fine when I walked him onto the driveway to try to isolate so I just marked it up to middle age and getting a bit stiff from being a bit lazy when he didn't have to move to get to food and water. I was more worried about his buddy with long toes from a summer laminitis episode when they were here.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at January 12, 2019 04:13 PM (jUcoH)

65 Polar Bear due to the icebreakers?

No-- I looked around on the USCGA website and found out that the teams were named for a Coast Guard cutter called the Bear, which made a dramatic rescue at sea in 1897, not too long after the academy opened. Evidently the academy kept live bears on campus as mascots until 1984, when the city of New London asked them to remove the bears. So I learned something I didn't know before.

Posted by: Basement Cat at January 12, 2019 04:14 PM (3C9q2)

66 The bit about carrying dogs on the subway was a wonderfully American way of dealing with an annoying and open-ended restriction.

Posted by: exdem13 at January 12, 2019 04:15 PM (W+kMI)

67 >>>Posted by: Serious Cat at January 12, 2019 04:02 PM (GRI3

I had an asshole cat. I found it amusing that it thought it could kill me. The jaundiced angry glare in its eyes as it bit the fat of my hand twixt thumb and forefinger when I was petting it.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 12, 2019 04:17 PM (/qEW2)

68 Ben yes, he was showing some soreness here and then got worse after being in the smaller pen. His people were doing some exercising of him when out to do daily care as he is in an owner care boarding place now but its small pen and he can just stand and eat hay and then walk a short ways to drink vs being on large pasture before.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at January 12, 2019 04:17 PM (jUcoH)

69 Yay for Seth!!!!!

Nice to hear some happy news.

Posted by: logprof at January 12, 2019 04:18 PM (e7oj4)

70 Posted by: Ladyl at January 12, 2019 03:34 PM (TdMsT)

That's very sad. Sorry!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 12, 2019 04:19 PM (AllCR)

71 he might do better with more room.

Posted by: concrete girl at January 12, 2019 04:20 PM (Wr4LW)

72 Heck, I found out that even the Coast Guard Academy calls its athletic teams the Bears. (What bears have to do with search and rescue at sea is anybody's guess).
Posted by: Basement Cat at January 12, 2019 04:07 PM (3C9q2)


Would be funny to see their athletic team against the Navy Seals. Polar Bears' favorite snack is Seals.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at January 12, 2019 04:21 PM (/qEW2)

73 PaleRider, I would make him trot in a small area and see if he has a pronounced limp. If he has a shoulder injury, a limp would be noticeable .

I would give him 3 grams of Bute once a day for 3 days and check him again.

Draft breeds are notoriously bad footed.

Posted by: Ben Had at January 12, 2019 04:22 PM (k16aq)

74 51 "Except for bears. We're not making that mistake again."
Would love to hear the story behind that!
Posted by: zogger at January 12, 2019 03:53 PM (SKahJ)

I think they're just funning us.

Posted by: m at January 12, 2019 04:23 PM (Kj9vA)

75 So sorry LadyL. That's awful.

Posted by: Jewells45 at January 12, 2019 04:23 PM (dUJdY)

76 One for next week's post from the Babylon Bee: https://babylonbee.com/news/satan-puts-finishing-touches-on-new-breed-of-cat

Posted by: Scott at January 12, 2019 04:24 PM (TIguj)

77 "Welcome, you may now scratch my behind"

lol This is my friend's dog, a lovely sheltie girl. "Hello, please scratch my tailbone."

Posted by: sinalco at January 12, 2019 04:24 PM (yODqO)

78 Hopefully can get a diagnosis if they get him to a clinic that can x-ray Concrete Girl. Most vets around here do farm calls and only have portable x-rays. They can do hocks, and lower legs but not shoulders I believe. If its arthritis maybe they can find a way to make pasture happen but its hard near the big city especially with a draft horse that needs electric or cow tight barb wire fence. If its a hairline fracture the recommendation is to limit movement and hope the other foot doesn't break down and all the laying down might help there unless the getting back up keeps torquing the shoulder.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at January 12, 2019 04:26 PM (jUcoH)

79 Fine, I shall seek accommodations elsewhere! Good day, sir!

Posted by: Duke Lowell with his emotional support Polar Bear at January 12, 2019 04:26 PM (gC2IV)

80 57 I once had a cat named Bob, a long haired orange Tabby. He was kind of an asshole. Always wanted to have head and chin scratched but would bite and cut you if he got irritated (I still have visible scars 30 years later).
Posted by: Serious Cat at January 12, 2019 04:02 PM (GRI3

You were doing it wrong.
; )

Posted by: m at January 12, 2019 04:27 PM (Kj9vA)

81 Thank you, Fenelon and Jewells.

Posted by: Ladyl at January 12, 2019 04:31 PM (TdMsT)

82 well best of luck, Palerider and of course, sorry, Ladyl for this bad patch.

Posted by: concrete girl at January 12, 2019 04:31 PM (Wr4LW)

83 Thank you, concrete girl.

Posted by: Ladyl at January 12, 2019 04:31 PM (TdMsT)

84 Nice pets Ya'll!........

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at January 12, 2019 04:32 PM (Z+IKu)

85 Maybe the cat was attracted to the mint smell of the floss?
They go crazy for mint.

Of course, maybe just being a stringlike thing mesmerizes them.

Sorry to hear about the loss, LadyL.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at January 12, 2019 04:33 PM (8iiMU)

86 A lot of those subway dogs are in Ikea bags. I wonder if some enterprising salesman is selling them at an entrance.

Posted by: m at January 12, 2019 04:34 PM (Kj9vA)

87 Ben they had a vet out so shoulder has been diagnosed. I don't know if just from trained eye watching his movement or if the vet did nerve blocks to be definitive. The question is trauma to shoulder from a semi-recent injury or possibly arthritis that never got painful when the 16 year old horse was constantly moving around and up and down hills.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at January 12, 2019 04:35 PM (jUcoH)

88 PaleRider, the bute would help with a diagnosis in the arthritis area.

Posted by: Ben Had at January 12, 2019 04:38 PM (k16aq)

89 A lot of those subway dogs are in Ikea bags.

I bet the bags hold up better than Ikea furniture.

Posted by: Basement Cat at January 12, 2019 04:39 PM (3C9q2)

90 Thank you, Ian Galt.

Posted by: Ladyl at January 12, 2019 04:41 PM (TdMsT)

91 So happy California Girl's kitty came home. And so sorry for your loss,Ladyl.

Posted by: IC at January 12, 2019 04:43 PM (LJUs+)

92 Compliments to Misanthropic Humanitarian and Ace for the pet thread. Something other than politics soothes the soul.

And, the pet thread is always brilliantly done!

Thanks!

Posted by: grumpyguy at January 12, 2019 04:44 PM (qu9VF)

93 The IKEA dog bag. After trying to assemble it for 12 hours, you have 3 skinned knuckles, 4 extra parts that don't go to anything, and a bag that won't open.

Posted by: Duke Lowell with his emotional support Polar Bear at January 12, 2019 04:45 PM (gC2IV)

94 Thank you, IC.

Posted by: Ladyl at January 12, 2019 04:47 PM (TdMsT)

95 https://babylonbee.com/news/satan-puts-finishing-touches-on-new-breed-of-cat

Actually, I think the Old Nick has been working overtime on completing a new breed of Congresscritter.

Posted by: Basement Cat at January 12, 2019 04:48 PM (3C9q2)

96 He is on bute, I don't know how much or if the vet they had out advised a higher dose for a few days for diagnosis. He was getting a small dose of devils claw and tumeric here because I thought it might help his 18 year old small stock horse buddy and was just feeding them together. Its a weird situation. If he banged himself here he should have been very sore right afterwards which I never noticed -only the stiffness his last week here and him walking out of it in a couple of minutes. But it also seems weird for arthritis to be that severe w/o being obvious even with 24hr movement. Its a peace of mind expense for me, I want to know what the nature of the injury is.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at January 12, 2019 04:50 PM (jUcoH)

97 Kitties and Christmas ornaments brings back memories of my cats climbing the Christmas tree, batting ornaments along the way and eventually toppling the entire tree..At 2 am.

Posted by: IC at January 12, 2019 04:51 PM (LJUs+)

98 PaleRider, Good Luck. I'll be anxious to hear how this turns out.

Posted by: Ben Had at January 12, 2019 04:54 PM (k16aq)

99 So glad to hear Seth made it home!

Lots of GSDs today and lots of kittehs too. It's so nice to see so many pets who are obviously well taken care of and much loved.

Posted by: IrishEi at January 12, 2019 04:56 PM (NtglE)

100 A lovely assortment of beasts this afternoon.

Sherman has got a great side-eye look.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at January 12, 2019 04:56 PM (EZebt)

101 So sorry to hear it, ladyl. Best wishes for you and yours, and may Lady Greyjoy live long in memory.


I have heard several horror stories like that over the years that have made me a fanatic for picking up anything threadlike or stringlike on our floors, just in case.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at January 12, 2019 04:56 PM (5fNnO)

102 I am very sorry to hear about Lady Greyjoy, LadyL. I wonder if cats like to chew at stringy things for reasons of their own. I've seen my cats do it from time to time (thankfully without swallowing anything), and a friend's cat ate a piece of tinsel off their Christmas tree. That kitty was all right, though I will draw the Veil of Good Taste over what ensued when it arrived at the other end.

Posted by: Captain Obvious at January 12, 2019 04:57 PM (Hx3Yn)

103 Speaking of animals, the Colts are getting taken to the woodshed.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 12, 2019 05:04 PM (gC2IV)

104 I am very sorry to hear about Lady Greyjoy, LadyL.

I am sorry for her passing, too, LadyL. I should have said so to you upthread. I am usually very careful to pick up anything stringy-looking if I see it on the floor, but I will be extra vigilant from now on. May you have only happy memories of Lady Greyjoy.

Posted by: Basement Cat at January 12, 2019 05:05 PM (3C9q2)

105 Today's Caturday post at BluebirdOfBitterness.com is the classic "herding cats" commercial. Still funny.

Last week's was several great cat memes
bluebirdofbitterness.com/2019/01/05/caturday-funnies-46/

Posted by: mindful webworker - click me and win! at January 12, 2019 05:06 PM (qoWmc)

106 Just saw your post, LadyL. Very sorry to hear about the poor kitty. Losing a pet is tough on everyone, but especially younguns. Hope your granddaughters are taking it okay.




Posted by: IrishEi at January 12, 2019 05:09 PM (NtglE)

107 Glad to hear Seth made it home OK! I'm sure a fattened goose was cooked in his honor...though what the rest of you had to eat, I couldn't guess...

Posted by: I'm Brother Cavil, and I recommend The Courage To Be Disliked at January 12, 2019 05:09 PM (lLeln)

108 In the olden days of yore, tinsel was made out of crinkled lead strips. Nowadays, it is aluminized mylar, or similar material.

Posted by: Fox2! at January 12, 2019 05:09 PM (MwFQu)

109 Congrats on getting back Seth. I had a cat go on walkabout for several weeks one time. In the summer she liked to go outside and hang out on the back deck. One day she just went missing. I called and searched the neighborhood for her for two weeks. One morning as I came down stairs there she was looking in the back door. She walked in like it was any other day.

Posted by: Eric at January 12, 2019 05:09 PM (a2F+C)

110 Nood. Game thread up.

Posted by: HH at January 12, 2019 05:10 PM (mIJBI)

111 And condolences to LadyL. Always gotta be careful with anything stringlike, poor thing...

Posted by: I'm Brother Cavil, and I recommend The Courage To Be Disliked at January 12, 2019 05:11 PM (lLeln)

112 105

I also like the quote from Mark Twain that was posted beside the video: "If animals could speak, the dog would be a blundering outspoken fellow; but the cat would have the rare grace of never saying a word too much."

Posted by: Basement Cat at January 12, 2019 05:14 PM (3C9q2)

113 Awwww. Moronimals!

BTW, if any of you missed Ace's fence-dog post last night, do xherselves a favor and check it out.
It's the thread right before the ONT.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at January 12, 2019 05:16 PM (Rxduq)

114 105 Today's Caturday post at BluebirdOfBitterness.com is the classic "herding cats" commercial. Still funny.

Last week's was several great cat memes
bluebirdofbitterness.com/2019/01/05/caturday-funnies-46/
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Those lolcat images were great! The old EDS cat herders ad was a classic, and deserved some sort of award.

Posted by: exdem13 at January 12, 2019 05:18 PM (W+kMI)

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