Ace of Spades Pet Thread

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Good afternoon. Welcome to the almost world famous Ace of Spades Pet Thread. Kick back, relax and enjoy the world of animals.

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A Little of This. A Little of That

Dog, man's best friend right up to the very end.

Dog attends owner's funeral to say goodbye
Dogs truly are man's best friend.


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I snickered. I hope you do to! Thanks to Hank Curmudgeon.


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Meet The PetMorons


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Hi Mis Hum,

I finally got around to sending a pet pic. The attached is from left to right, Ben, Quigley, Morgan & Quinn. Ben (a Labrador / Great Dane mix) and Quigley (pure Golden) belong to my brother and his wife. They won't ever see them here at AoS because they are definitely not morons like us.

Morgan and Quinn are our two insane Goldens. They are brother and sister and inseparable. Even though Quinn is bigger, Morgan is the boss, and quite the tomboy. They love to boat, swim and race along the trails along the Tennessee River.

Regards,

The deplorable lurkers from TN.


Quite the group. Just how in the heck did you get them to pose for this photo? Were you holding a T-R-E-A-T between your teeth? Thanks for coming out of the Lurker shadows.


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Didn’t make last week’s deadline for kitty pictures but here they are now. Both my cats are rescues; I got them both in Idaho. The little black cat, Ziva, is about nine years old and an assassin. She thinks she can take a hog. This is an unusual picture because she’s not a cuddle cat. And photophobic. It’s almost impossible to get a picture of her. She’s really a low-maintenance cat and not demanding at all. She’s about nine years old now. Ziva got stuck in a tree a few months ago and was up there for three days. She rode it out during a thunderstorm, which I thought would inspire her to get down but no. Had to cut the tree down to get her. It was a sad, scraggly tree so I didn’t care.


The big orange cat is Seamus. His owners had six other cats, got a kitten, and dumped him at the shelter. He was nine years old then. I saw him at Petco and it was like he fired a tractor beam from his eyes. I had to adopt him. His original name was Mau Mau or some stupid thing and the shelter called him Danny. I thought he looked like a big mick so I named him Seamus. He’s got some mild chronic health issues but nothing that costs vet money. He’s the sweetest, most affectionate cat. He comes when you call him! Usually he’s sporting a dog-spit punk look because he’s Maizy’s personal chew toy. He’s about 12 now and never met a cat treat he didn’t like.


What an adorable pair!! It appears they have hit the Lucky Kitteh Lottery!!!! Thanks for the submission and enjoy retirement.


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The first photo is my dog Bruno when he was a puppy. He was a St. Bernard/German Shepard mix and I think we got him late 1970. The second photo was about a year later in 1971 when I was a high school sophomore and he was huge. In 1972 he had to be put down because he bit the next door neighbor's kid on her hand. Didn't draw blood, just scraped her skin. I'll always believe she did something to him because he was never aggressive, just a friendly dog to everyone he met.

Jake Holenhead


Hi Jake, thanks for sharing Bruno's story with us. What a huge lap dog he was. I doubt if that big sweetie did anything vicious. A sad ending for a beautiful dog.


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Bogie and Bacall were born on April 4th, 2018. These are before and now
pictures of Bogie. The kittehs sure grow up fast. - Nic- 'Can't resist temptation'

Yes, they do grow up too fast and leave too damn soon. The Horde appreciates Bogie's difficult life photos. Thanks.


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What, no kitteh photos? Well, you can never take a bad picture of an Aby, so here's another one of the Fabulous Miz Gizmo. This was not a stretch; I came around the corner into the living room and there she was, paw stuck up into the air. I thought for sure that Gizzie would move while I fetched the camera, but she was dead to the world and hadn't stirred. She actually stayed that way for about fifteen minutes. I guess there's nothing so comfy as the heated Cat Cup on a rainy California winter's day!-- Tankascribe


Talk about a comfy kitte Tankascribe. Looks like a miserable life there in California. Thanks for sharing with us today.


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Don’t have an AOS name. If I commented, I would use Capt Hilts (per The Great Escape).

Long-time pet thread loving lurker. Pictures: Hank on 15th Birthday (Feb 14th) and younger Hank enjoying the Fourth of July. Hank is a Redbone Coondog who has the redbone’s unique bay and loud voice. He has the other redbone traits of being destructive as a puppy and demanding attention. Hank enjoys other dogs, tolerates cats that he knows, and detests squirrels, possums, and raccoons. He likes getting out of the city (fenced yard) and visiting the house (acres of country with wildlife) on Lake Granbury. Hank has helped my youngest son deal with medical problems (cancer, neuropathy, others) that have disabled him. Hank is a beloved family member. Recently, Hank started taking Galliprant for arthritis. The medication works; Hank has regained his agility, ability to run, and desire to play. Wishing we will have him for many more years.


Personally Captain my hat is off to you. Hounds are an incredible challenge and a little loud. He is an a handsome dog and from the sounds of it quite the therapy dog as well. Thanks for submitting his story.


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Our neighbor suffered a tragic loss last week. He came home from work to find his house fully engulfed in fire. He rushed in to save his three dogs, but was only able to save one. Linus and Harley died of smoke inhalation and toxic gases. RIP guys,-Chuck

Geez Chuck that's really a sad story. Please pass our condolences along to your neighbor. Hopefully he and his surviving pup are OK physically and coping with their loss.


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MisHum, this is the cat Mrs. E and I rescued from the intersection on 4July2018. She is pretty good after having broken back legs, yes. Full of piss and vinegar she is. Wanted to compare to the black kitteh Duncanthrax adopted at the Waco MoMe. - Mr. E

These MoMe's sound dangerous. Morons, drinking, shooting and pet adoption. Looks like she has made a fine recovery and probably used 3 lives in the making of this story.


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Well, that wraps up another week here at the AoS Pet Thread. Thanks to all who submitted photos and stories. And thanks to the rest of you for kicking back from the real world for a little bit. Enjoy your fuzzies today and every day.

See you next week. Don't forget the petmorons at gmail dot com in the event you have something you would like to share.

Have a great week!!!

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at 03:00 PM




Comments

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1 Sponge!!

Posted by: rickb223 at March 16, 2019 03:02 PM (Mb5QW)

2 Happy Caturday

Posted by: Skip at March 16, 2019 03:02 PM (BbGew)

3 Join in lurkers, we don't bite

Posted by: Skip at March 16, 2019 03:04 PM (BbGew)

4 Damn!

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at March 16, 2019 03:04 PM (9oE3U)

5 First is for closers!

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at March 16, 2019 03:06 PM (9oE3U)

6 Wonderful pet thread, as always MisHum.

Posted by: moki at March 16, 2019 03:06 PM (mFoNl)

7
g'afternoon, 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at March 16, 2019 03:07 PM (KCxzN)

8 Yo AJ.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at March 16, 2019 03:08 PM (9oE3U)

9 Damn I hate reading stories like about Bruno; that will bother me for the rest of the day.

Posted by: Captain Hate at March 16, 2019 03:10 PM (y7DUB)

10 The hell?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at March 16, 2019 03:10 PM (9oE3U)

11 Everyone must be out frolicking with pets.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at March 16, 2019 03:13 PM (9oE3U)

12
yo, bob

what's cookin'?

Posted by: AltonJackson at March 16, 2019 03:14 PM (KCxzN)

13 Well, have the kitties in the back yard. We sit out here with them so they dont go over the wall but they are fast and sneaky. Oh, and they don't listen. You?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at March 16, 2019 03:15 PM (9oE3U)

14 Yay! Pet thread.

Lovely array of pets as usual. I really need to send in my pet pics. I wish I could find the picture of all five of our Yorkies piled up in the papa san chair.

Posted by: Beartooth at March 16, 2019 03:16 PM (3OT++)

15 Ok all, off to read. Later.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at March 16, 2019 03:17 PM (9oE3U)

16 I wouldn't call them pets per se, but our Osprey have arrived, so now it is officially spring. They return to a nest that is on a piling in the water and close enough to my deck for me to watch the babies hatch. They are so beautiful when hunting with their wings spread and swooping to grab fish from the water. Up close, ugly and scary, with long curved nails

Posted by: LMD Outer Banker at March 16, 2019 03:18 PM (YuQLm)

17 OK, I need to hear how one cuts a tree down to get the cat out w/o hurting the cat when the tree comes down Diva owner. And I'm so happy that Seamus is getting to live out his golden years in a great home.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at March 16, 2019 03:18 PM (pAkRe)

18 Ahh, the Cat Cup is HEATED? Don't tell my cats about this or they'll demand one, too. That's a super funny photo of Miz Gizmo.

Also, am happy to see the black cats pictured here today. Many years ago someone running a shelter told me they are hardest to place in homes because so many people still buy into the stupid black cat/bad luck fable. Me? I think black cats bring extra good luck to a home.

Loved viewing the interesting stories and pet photos this week. Thanks all.

Posted by: corn and beans at March 16, 2019 03:19 PM (tkNkP)

19 AJ, lol. "What's cookin." Duh. ISWYDT. Ok out.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at March 16, 2019 03:19 PM (9oE3U)

20 Oh, we're having trouble with the cat next door attacking our cats. Sneaky bastard attacks them while they're napping.

He is very brazen and just saunters off when my wife catches him. I'm ready for it to have an unfortunate accident.

The name of the cat is Alger Hiss. Any guesses on the political views of his owners?

Posted by: Beartooth at March 16, 2019 03:22 PM (3OT++)

21 I thought he looked like a big mick so I named him Seamus.

Given that Seamus is an Orange Boy, will he wear green anyway tomorrow?

Posted by: Basement Cat at March 16, 2019 03:25 PM (3C9q2)

22 The name of the cat is Alger Hiss. Any guesses on the political views of his owners?
Posted by: Beartooth at March 16, 2019 03:22 PM (3OT++)


Sounds like you need a high voltage Rosenberg electric fence.

Posted by: Captain Hate at March 16, 2019 03:25 PM (y7DUB)

23 Yay! I didn't miss the pet thread.

Wait a sec. Cat wants to be let in....

Posted by: mindful webworker - catnaps are healthy at March 16, 2019 03:26 PM (w46Mb)

24 Also, am happy to see the black cats pictured here today. Many years ago someone running a shelter told me they are hardest to place in homes because so many people still buy into the stupid black cat/bad luck fable. Me? I think black cats bring extra good luck to a home.

Loved viewing the interesting stories and pet photos this week. Thanks all.
Posted by: corn and beans at March 16, 2019 03:19 PM (tkNkP)

Most of the cats we've had over the years have been all black or black with a bit of white. We're sure to keep them house bound the week before and after Halloween.

Posted by: Beartooth at March 16, 2019 03:27 PM (3OT++)

25 Sorry, but Alger Hiss is a pretty great name for an aggressive feline. Sounds like his owners are not completely clueless regardless of their politics.

Posted by: corn and beans at March 16, 2019 03:27 PM (tkNkP)

26 MisHum,

Thanks for posting my photos.

Posted by: Jake Holenhead at March 16, 2019 03:27 PM (TDyHc)

27 He is very brazen and just saunters off when my wife catches him. I'm ready for it to have an unfortunate accident.

Any of your cats named Whittaker Chambers, by any chance?

Posted by: Basement Cat at March 16, 2019 03:29 PM (3C9q2)

28 For I guess obvious reasons I love Saturday thread above all. I generally just loiter. Lurking which suggests a bit more sinister intent is for the other 6 days. Great pics of your buddies folks. One of these days I will send in a pic of Marcud Barkus Rufus Dufus Omalley. Not the smartest dog we have had but probably the most loyal. Showef up on our porch about 12 years ago as a frightened lost in the woods puppy

Posted by: Sock monkey wanted: organ grinder, willing to train at March 16, 2019 03:31 PM (Srwpw)

29 Jake, my wife had a St. Bernard/Shepherd mix when we got married. He was huge, like Bruno, and the sweetest, best natured dog we ever owned. It was not long after your Bruno. I still think of him from time to time.

Posted by: DR.WTF at March 16, 2019 03:31 PM (aS1PU)

30 I just sent pictures of Poppy to Jim, hopefully they'll make next weeks. He's tiny and skinny. So far, he want's to be in your lap all the time. We had to clip his nails today since he loves to purr and knead...and knead...and knead. Unfortunately he still doesn't understand about retracting his little daggers so I clipped them to save a lot of pain and damage. Still working on the pet dynamics since Bleu hates Poppy and Poppy hates the dog and Millie, the dog, likes everyone.

Posted by: lin-duh at March 16, 2019 03:32 PM (UUBmN)

31 The name of the cat is Alger Hiss. Any guesses on the political views of his owners?
Posted by: Beartooth at March 16, 2019 03:22 PM (3OT++)

Does he chase prothonotary Warblers?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 16, 2019 03:32 PM (nPGq2)

32 The cat video is a hoot. The dark one is probably thinking; "Dang, that was easy. All I gots to do is touch him right....there."

Posted by: Jake Holenhead at March 16, 2019 03:33 PM (TDyHc)

33 One of the best cats I ever had LOVED getting his nails done. As soon as he saw the clippers come out he started purring. He also loved to play catch with his custom-made toy mouse. He could catch it mid-air. His name was Moire, and he was superb. He got me through graduate school, defending me from cheap apartment cockroaches.

Posted by: Sabrina Chase at March 16, 2019 03:36 PM (IIV8c)

34 >>>>Millie, the dog, likes everyone.
Posted by: lin-duh at March 16, 2019 03:32 PM (UUBmN)

Should have kept the dog as an only pet.

Poor Terrier.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 16, 2019 03:37 PM (aA3+G)

35 Me? I think black cats bring extra good luck to a home.
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Black cats are considered good luck in England and Ireland. And I seem to recall one German sub that painted three black cats on the hull for luck.

Me, I think they look lovely and mysterious.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at March 16, 2019 03:38 PM (kQs4Y)

36 Pushover cat has been watching European Footsball Pros. Needs more writhing and complaining, though.

Great pet pix. Pix and links the usual mix of happysad.


So, about the litter box...

Wait a sec. Cat wants to be let out...

Posted by: mindful webworker - catastrophically catapulted at March 16, 2019 03:38 PM (w46Mb)

37 26 MisHum,

Thanks for posting my photos.
Posted by: Jake Holenhead at March 16, 2019 03:27 PM (TDyHc)

You're so welcome.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 16, 2019 03:38 PM (aA3+G)

38 Poor Terrier.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 16, 2019 03:37 PM (aA3+G)

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A Poor Terrier would fit right in with the Hrothgar lifestyle!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 16, 2019 03:39 PM (f3oO4)

39 Elvis is back from walking me just in time for pets.

Good looking critters as usual.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 16, 2019 03:41 PM (/tuJf)

40 Bf has an affinity for feral cats that show up and she rescues them. The last one was Callie, for calico. Poor thing was blind as a bat. You have to understand, I'm not a cat person. Bad experience as a kidlet. But callie would recognize my voice and wanted loving I freely gave. She passed about 2 yrs ago.

Now bf has a feral she's been working on for a few years. Missy. Pour little thing must have been in some fights and is now deaf and parts of her ears are missing. She has let me pet her briefly before, but last night she climbed up on my lap and wouldn't leave. Bf was shocked. Little missy is sweet. So was callie.

Posted by: Infidel at March 16, 2019 03:41 PM (9L2du)

41 Ahh, the Cat Cup is HEATED? Don't tell my cats about this or they'll demand one, too.

I have a heated cat cup big enough for both my kittehs. They're usually curled up together in it on cold nights.

Posted by: Basement Cat at March 16, 2019 03:42 PM (3C9q2)

42 Jake, my wife had a St. Bernard/Shepherd mix when we got married. He was huge, like Bruno, and the sweetest, best natured dog we ever owned.
Posted by: DR.WTF at March 16, 2019 03:31 PM

So was Bruno. I used to take him for walks a lot, but then he would take me for runs. After him I never wanted another dog. I strictly a cat man now.

Posted by: Jake Holenhead at March 16, 2019 03:43 PM (TDyHc)

43 Ah, here it is -- U-564's tower has a cartoon of a black cat arching its back and "3X" under it.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at March 16, 2019 03:43 PM (kQs4Y)

44 Any of your cats named Whittaker Chambers, by any chance?
Posted by: Basement Cat at March 16, 2019 03:29 PM (3C9q2)

We're about due for a new dog(s) soon and if the neighbors are still there, then yes, Whittaker Chambers it is.

Posted by: Beartooth at March 16, 2019 03:43 PM (3OT++)

45 Hi Sabrina!

Looking forward to meeting you at the PNWMoMe in May!

Sounds like your kitteh was a keeper. My rescue was my constant companion during chemo. I'm sure she knew I needed her.

Do you still have a kitteh?

Posted by: nurse ratched at March 16, 2019 03:44 PM (PkVlr)

46 Ahhh, Pet Thread, absolute best thread anywhere.

Thanks always Mis Hum for putting it together for us.
Makes me smile and tear-up.

Lovely pets all, although I am totally askeered of cats I do love looking at them. Beautiful creatures.

Posted by: PonyTail at March 16, 2019 03:46 PM (tzZq2)

47 Happy Pet Thread Day.

May all the lurkinglurkers that lurk on this thread
come and say Hi.

Posted by: Ben Had at March 16, 2019 03:48 PM (HiXIn)

48 One of the best cats I ever had LOVED getting his nails done.
Posted by: Sabrina Chase at March 16, 2019 03:36 PM

I wish my mom's 18 yo cat felt the same way. She acts like her toes are going to be snipped off.

Posted by: Jake Holenhead at March 16, 2019 03:49 PM (TDyHc)

49 We had a great black cat, also a rescue. She was a sweet kitty, but dumb as a post. We'd lived in the same place for at least 6 years when she crossed the Rainbow Bridge, but it never failed that when we opened the door to the back deck she cautiously ventured out with an attitude that bespoke, "What is this place?? I've never seen it before!!"

Posted by: Art Rondolet of Malmsey at March 16, 2019 03:52 PM (S+f+m)

50 The best part of having dogs is that they never fail to let you know that they love being with you!

And I also want to thank the dedicated MisHum for providing a weekly sanctuary thread, where we are usually insulated from the stuff that is going on elsewhere, and can just sit back and enjoy the tales of other people and their beloved pets!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 16, 2019 03:52 PM (f3oO4)

51 One of the best cats I ever had LOVED getting his nails done.
Posted by: Sabrina Chase at March 16, 2019 03:36 PM

Did he have a particular color of polish that he preferred?

Posted by: corn and beans at March 16, 2019 03:54 PM (tkNkP)

52 Should have kept the dog as an only pet.

Poor Terrier.


Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian
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Not that you're biased or anything.....

Posted by: lin-duh at March 16, 2019 03:54 PM (UUBmN)

53 so, filling out local ballot. 3 write-ins. I used Whittaker Chambers for one. ideas?

Posted by: Infidel at March 16, 2019 03:55 PM (9L2du)

54 The cat I've been letting in and out is Ony (see black cat pic above - prettymuch just like), who Son rescued when in college, then left with us after (of course). Sweet cat, and smart. But demanding.
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The dark side of cats as pets: Poop Scooping

Arlo cleans the litter box
https://arloandjanis.com/a-breath-of-fresh-step

Commenter DJJG7 has insightful commentary on this simple comic strip.

I'm sure the "kitty litter" idea must've started when somebody noticed that cats would squat in a pile of dust or floor sweepings, and cover it up. At some point, somebody put this in a pan. Later, some genius decided to market bags of dirt to put in these pans. Dirt, sand, sawdust, whatever. Marketing genius.

Been through many, many boxes of kitty litter over the past quarter-century. Did a lot of scooping. A lot. Tried many brands of litter over that time.

Lately, we've settled on (uncompensated voluntary product endorsement) Wal-Mart's Special Kitty™ "scoopable," fragrance free litter.

Advantages: Not much dust kicked up, that's a big one for me. (See Arlo cartoon.) And the pee clumps solidly. This means we go through a little more litter (see "marketing genius" above), but it's easier to scoop out lumps than to spread peed-on sand around. Some of our cats can be finicky.

At least Spring has begun to sprang down here in the north-east corner of Oklahoma, and the cats are outside, stretching in the warmth, basking in the sunshine... and using the great outdoors instead of the litter box!

Posted by: mindful webworker - hooray for the great outdoors at March 16, 2019 03:55 PM (w46Mb)

55 The goofball dog Toby gave himself a couple 1 inch cuts chasing a rabbit through barbwire fence. The cuts are too far back for the inflatable collar to work so dad bought one of the cheap plastic lampshade collars. Toby demolished Ole's 30-some hours to break the plastic lampshade managing to have it fully in pieces in only 18 hours and half of that overnight. He had a fine time chasing the horses around with them being more reactive to him cuz of the collar. I am so not a dog trainer.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at March 16, 2019 03:56 PM (pAkRe)

56 U-564's tower has a cartoon of a black cat arching its back and "3X" under it.

The 13th Armored Division, which saw combat in Germany in the spring of 1945, was known as the Black Cat Division. And here is a link to logos and patches for the Black Cat Squadrons (naval aviation, WWII):

https://tinyurl.com/y44gzmkt

Note that one kitteh is aiming a bomb while riding on an Ace of Spades!

Posted by: Basement Cat at March 16, 2019 03:57 PM (3C9q2)

57 Great pets everyone!!

Posted by: Jewells45 at March 16, 2019 03:57 PM (dUJdY)

58 I've always had a soft spot for black cats. Had two of them growing up.

Posted by: Jewells45 at March 16, 2019 03:57 PM (dUJdY)

59 Nurse ratched,
Are you back to earth now?

Posted by: lin-duh at March 16, 2019 03:58 PM (UUBmN)

60 I recently signed up for dis-placed pet fostering. Looks like a really great program. Mostly for adoption of deceased pet owners. Poor little guys must be so confused.

Posted by: Infidel at March 16, 2019 03:58 PM (9L2du)

61 I watched a video yesterday about something called a lykoi, or wolf cat.
It's somewhere between adorable and creepy. One of its distinguishing features is fur that can be rubbed both ways without irritating the cat because it has no undercoat.
Apparently the breed originated in Tennessee.

Posted by: Northern Lurker, irritable, so very irritable. Have I mentioned I'm irritable? at March 16, 2019 03:59 PM (eAMlh)

62 https://tinyurl.com/y44gzmkt Note that one kitteh is aiming a bomb while riding on an Ace of Spades!

Posted by: Basement Cat at March 16, 2019 03:57 PM (3C9q2)


Yo Jewells maybe there is more AoS marketing to be done? You should look at the link!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 16, 2019 04:00 PM (f3oO4)

63 Damn I hate reading stories like about Bruno; that will bother me for the rest of the day.
Posted by: Captain Hate

Cap'n -

Would it make ya feel better if I told ya he bit James Jones ?

Posted by: JT at March 16, 2019 04:00 PM (AQ0Rq)

64 Another great week of pets! Love the first foursome. A fine group.

Posted by: Thomas at March 16, 2019 04:01 PM (XHdLb)

65 Are you back to earth now?
Posted by: lin-duh

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I am, sadly so.
We spent the whole of last week together. It was wonderful! The weather was fantastic, and everything we did was fun and easy and went without a hitch. It felt like we were SUPPOSED to be together.

*sigh*
back to the real world on Monday.

Posted by: nurse ratched at March 16, 2019 04:03 PM (PkVlr)

66 I used Whittaker Chambers for one.

If it's anti-Communists you're looking for, how about Robert Conquest, the definitive historian of Stalin's purges, who died in 2015?

"When Conquest's publisher asked him to expand and revise The Great Terror, Conquest is famously said to have suggested the new version of the book be titled I Told You So, You Fucking Fools."

Posted by: Basement Cat at March 16, 2019 04:03 PM (3C9q2)

67 >>I watched a video yesterday about something called a lykoi, or wolf cat.

Lycanthropy. The transformation into a wolf.

Don't be around when the moon is full and the wolfsbane blooms.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 16, 2019 04:04 PM (/tuJf)

68 "When Conquest's publisher asked him to expand and revise The Great Terror, Conquest is famously said to have suggested the new version of the book be titled I Told You So, You Fucking Fools."


I love that quote. Koba the Dread, yes?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 16, 2019 04:07 PM (fuK7c)

69 Nurse,
I'm so happy for you two. I will pray that you are able to work the distance thing out to both of your benefits!

Posted by: lin-duh at March 16, 2019 04:07 PM (UUBmN)

70 Guess I might have to send in a pic of my GSD behind a scoped AR-10. It will be a dual use Pet and Gun Thread photo.

Posted by: Marcus T at March 16, 2019 04:08 PM (VkWRL)

71 Yo Jewells maybe there is more AoS marketing to be done? You should look at the link!

Link doesn't work

Posted by: Jewells45 at March 16, 2019 04:09 PM (dUJdY)

72 Jake -

Seeing Bruno reminds me - My Dad was a milkman and I was his helper on weekends and summers from when I was 14 -18.

On Sat, we would pull up to this house - they had a St. Bernard, the dog would hear the truck, he was in the back of the house and he would start barking and RUN to the front, barking all the way, as I would ascend the front steps, he would try to stop and I could hear his nails scrape the floor as he tried to gain purchase and BAM - he would hit the storm door as I got chest high on the steps.
EVERY week ! If they ever left that door unlatched I was gonna get a chest full of fast moving dog.

Posted by: JT at March 16, 2019 04:10 PM (AQ0Rq)

73 My animal rescue friend in Ceres VA is in need of a good roofer to fix their barn roof. Any horde knowledge of someone in that area? I'm in CO and can only help her out with donations.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at March 16, 2019 04:10 PM (pAkRe)

74 Jewells 45: Try the original link:

https://tinyurl.com/y44gzmkt

Posted by: Basement Cat at March 16, 2019 04:10 PM (3C9q2)

75 such cute pet morons
but sad stories
(((hugs)))

Posted by: votermom certified russian matryoshka bot at March 16, 2019 04:11 PM (dm05u)

76 If they ever left that door unlatched I was gonna get a chest full of fast moving dog.
Posted by: JT at March 16, 2019 04:10 PM

Heh. Then you would have drowned from all it's slobber as it licked your face.

Posted by: Jake Holenhead at March 16, 2019 04:14 PM (TDyHc)

77 Nice pets!

It's horrible what happened to Bruno and Linus and Harley, too.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at March 16, 2019 04:14 PM (Rz2Nc)

78 aww nurse & insom are so sweet together
do happy for you crazy lovebirds!

Posted by: votermom certified russian matryoshka bot at March 16, 2019 04:15 PM (dm05u)

79 Basement, fascinating. thx.

Posted by: Infidel at March 16, 2019 04:15 PM (9L2du)

80 So open the pet thread and Shirley walks in behind me hissing for a snack.

Posted by: DaveA at March 16, 2019 04:15 PM (FhXTo)

81 That one worked Basement cat.

Posted by: Jewells45 at March 16, 2019 04:16 PM (dUJdY)

82 my kitteh, Lucy, even liked Insom!

she doesn't like anyone, really. just me and my kiddos. so he got the feline seal of approval.

Posted by: nurse ratched at March 16, 2019 04:16 PM (PkVlr)

83 70 Guess I might have to send in a pic of my GSD behind a scoped AR-10. It will be a dual use Pet and Gun Thread photo.
Posted by: Marcus T at March 16, 2019 04:08 PM (VkWRL)


The one where he says "Here Kitty, Kitty" ?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 16, 2019 04:17 PM (aA3+G)

84 81

You're welcome, Jewells45.

Posted by: Basement Cat at March 16, 2019 04:18 PM (3C9q2)

85 Nurse Ratched: I haz two kittehs right now. They are tuxedo brothers, Diesel and The Efficient Baxter. They look almost completely identical but it is *crucial* to identify them before giving belly rubs. Both love them, but Diesel goes Cuisinart. Baxter is safe. I went and got some cheap welder's gloves at Harbor Freight so I could play with Diesel without needing blood transfusions, and they work great!

Posted by: Sabrina Chase at March 16, 2019 04:18 PM (IIV8c)

86 Here's something fun from old Hollywood-

Eleanor Powell dances with a dog from "lady Be Good"-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sP0ogCn7f2I



I was totally unaware of who Eleanor Powell was till I saw her with Fred Astaire in

"Broadway Melody of 1940" on TCM.

Holy Cow! Could that woman dance. Too bad her and Astaire never got together again.

Anyway, I checked some of her other stuff on youtube. She was great when dancing (spectacularly good) but apparently most of her movies were pretty "meh" except for her dancing and singing.

Here's something else unusual for the era,

Eleanor Powell does the hula:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ks2fHGt68TI

Posted by: naturalfake at March 16, 2019 04:19 PM (CRRq9)

87 What beautiful animals. I have to believe that moranimals are the best cared for anywhere.

Posted by: Ladyl at March 16, 2019 04:19 PM (TdMsT)

88 Sabrina!

LOL! I have permanent scars on my arms from Lucy. I will have to look into your welder gloves trick!

Posted by: nurse ratched at March 16, 2019 04:21 PM (PkVlr)

89 You're welcome, Jewells45.

Thank you. I think we got that backwards lol!

Posted by: Jewells45 at March 16, 2019 04:21 PM (dUJdY)

90 "The one where he says "Here Kitty, Kitty" ?
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 16, 2019 04:17 PM (aA3+G)"

This one's captioned "I've got my eye on you".

Posted by: Marcus T at March 16, 2019 04:22 PM (VkWRL)

91 90 "The one where he says "Here Kitty, Kitty" ?
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 16, 2019 04:17 PM (aA3+G)"

This one's captioned "I've got my eye on you".
Posted by: Marcus T at March 16, 2019 04:22 PM (VkWRL)


sounds good

petmorons at gmail dot com

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 16, 2019 04:25 PM (aA3+G)

92 It's better with the sound on.

https://bit.ly/2FbtRjJ

Posted by: JackStraw at March 16, 2019 04:27 PM (/tuJf)

93 "my kitteh, Lucy, even liked Insom!
she doesn't like anyone, really. just me and my kiddos. so he got the feline seal of approval.
"
-Posted by: nurse ratched at March 16, 2019 04:16 PM (PkVlr)

It is easy to like Insomniac. I love the guy for just simple emails during times of trouble. He gives a shit.

Bless the both of you and I'm not crying. YOU'RE crying!

...but my dog is okay. Blind, hard-of-hearing and mostly inactive, but okay. I love her and she loves me.

...and my Mom.
...and my Dad.
...and anyone with food, really.

Posted by: Slapweasel, White Enthusiast at March 16, 2019 04:27 PM (Ckg4U)

94 Heh, I know it was slap before I scrolled and read the nic.

Posted by: Infidel at March 16, 2019 04:29 PM (9L2du)

95 awww slap........

thank you. you're an inspiration for your commitment to your folks.

prayers always.

and I love him too...

Posted by: nurse ratched at March 16, 2019 04:31 PM (PkVlr)

96 I will have to look into your welder gloves trick!

Another option for curtailing kitteh claws is rose gloves. Mine are West County brand which I received as a gift. They go to the elbow and look like gloves you'd wear to land falcons. They work well both in the garden and with cats.

Posted by: corn and beans at March 16, 2019 04:31 PM (tkNkP)

97 The one where he says "Here Kitty, Kitty" ?

What makes you think kittehs don't know their 2nd Amendment rights?

Here's a link (from Ammoland) to From My Cold Dead Paws: Cats and the Guns They Love.

"From Colt 45-carrying calico and Glock-toting tabby to Uzi-brandishing Siamese and AKSU-flashing Siberian, this book presents the shocking intersection of America's love affairs with cuddly pets and purring guns."

https://tinyurl.com/y2dwbdqg

Posted by: Basement Cat at March 16, 2019 04:32 PM (3C9q2)

98 A really wonderful assortment of pets today, along with their sometimes heart wrenching stories about them and their owners.
Thanks for contributing, and thanks for the thread MisHum!

Posted by: navybrat, sometime commentater at March 16, 2019 04:35 PM (w7KSn)

99 "Heh, I know it was slap before I scrolled and read the nic.
-Posted by: Infidel at March 16, 2019 04:29 PM (9L2du)

Yes, Ma'am. I suppose I have my own style.

***

Thank you and you're welcome, nurse ratched.

Posted by: Slapweasel, White Enthusiast at March 16, 2019 04:35 PM (Ckg4U)

100 Some rise, some fall

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at March 16, 2019 04:39 PM (PUmDY)

101 Another option for curtailing kitteh claws is rose gloves.

My vet likes to joke about keeping a catcher's mitt handy for sharp-clawed kittehs.

Posted by: Basement Cat at March 16, 2019 04:40 PM (3C9q2)

102 63 Damn I hate reading stories like about Bruno; that will bother me for the rest of the day.
Posted by: Captain Hate

Cap'n -

Would it make ya feel better if I told ya he bit James Jones ?
Posted by: JT at March 16, 2019 04:00 PM (AQ0Rq)


As funny as that is, not really.

Posted by: Captain Hate at March 16, 2019 04:41 PM (y7DUB)

103 Rest in Peace Arthur.

Posted by: The Man from Athens at March 16, 2019 04:42 PM (QMwOT)

104 I went searching for a Fabulous Furry Freak Bros' Fat Freddy's Cat panel of which I was reminded by the top pic. Freddy reaches into a bag where the cat has been stuck. We only hear Freddy's screaming: "Why would someone have a sack full of razor blades???!!!"

Didn't find that, but speaking of photophobic... almost impossible to get a picture... I found this classic Fat Freddy's Cat page (SFW):

http://bit.ly/fat-cat-cam

Posted by: mindful webworker - do it again, kitty, pleeease at March 16, 2019 04:46 PM (w46Mb)

105 Love the puppy with the star and the cat after

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at March 16, 2019 04:49 PM (PUmDY)

106 Nice pets Ya'll!

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at March 16, 2019 04:55 PM (Z+IKu)

107 I'd like to ask the Pet Moron's a question, please.

We have an outside cat, "Spooky" a gray tabby who's got what the vet told us is "severed nerve damage" to one of her front legs. It appeared to be broken, just below the "elbow." We've been told, after a visit to the vet, x-rays, etc. this is not what her issue is.

She drags the limb or tucks it to her side while hobbling around. She appears to be in no pain, eats well and is still social (as much as an outside cat would be.)

I've never heard of such a thing. Ideas?

Posted by: Martini Farmer at March 16, 2019 05:00 PM (3H9h1)

108 The 4th of July rescue kitten has turned into a beautiful cat. I think E(romer?) shared the name they gave her but I can't remember it.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at March 16, 2019 05:03 PM (pAkRe)

109 Outdoor cats are subject to all kinds of hazards, everything from predation, accidents, and bio-hazards.
The life span of an indoor cat is usually 2 or 3 times of the outdoor cat.
The vet bills of an indoor cat are miniscule to those of an outdoor cat, if the outdoor cat ever sees a vet at all.

Posted by: navybrat, sometime commentater at March 16, 2019 05:05 PM (w7KSn)

110 We used to see outdoor kitties visit our back yard a lot. I would have no idea to whom they belonged. Just visiting kitties.
Then the coyotes showed up locally.
No more kitties.

Posted by: navybrat, sometime commentater at March 16, 2019 05:08 PM (w7KSn)

111 I am surprised you were forced to put Bruno down, Jake Holenhead. Did he not have his rabies shot or was the neighbor just being a complete jerk?

I don't know how far back the custom went, but the small Jersey town I lived in when I was in High School provided the dogs of the town free rabies shot. One Saturday a year, you loaded your dog(s) into the car and drive to the fire station where the vet was set up with lots of rabies vaccine. Minimum of muss, fuss, and botheration, and your dog(s) were set for the year.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at March 16, 2019 05:08 PM (ebZss)

112 When you're that cute, everybody wants some. God knew that the razor blades would come in handy.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at March 16, 2019 05:08 PM (ju9gW)

113 belly rubs. Both love them, but Diesel goes Cuisinart.

This is a phrase I'll have to remember. Vivid.

Posted by: t-bird at March 16, 2019 05:08 PM (Zo1XC)

114 The vet said nerve damage like this is typically the result of "blunt force trauma" like being hit by a car. We don't live near a road, so this is unlikely.

She also said it could be the result of being pinned in a tree, like hanging from that leg... for days. I find that hard to swallow.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at March 16, 2019 05:12 PM (3H9h1)

115 We live in the country and we have several regular outdoor kitties who come to visit. (Visits are usually when we are asleep, but we see them on our security cam footage.) I'm guessing they are feral, but they seem pretty well-fed and fit, which is nothing short of miraculous out here.

One is a Siamese mix, identifiable by its dark points, but it otherwise looks like a DSH. It comes by every day or so and gives some Siamese-ish yowls and then passes on. I don't know if it's trying to get admitted or if it's just some kind of kitty "Howdy".

Posted by: Art Rondolet of Malmsey at March 16, 2019 05:14 PM (S+f+m)

116 I've never heard of such a thing. Ideas?

I looked up "severed nerve damage" in the Merck Veterinary Manual.

"Brachial plexus avulsion occurs in cats due to injury to the spinal nerve roots in the neck and shoulder area that extend nerves into the front legs. In a severe injury, the nerve roots may stretch or tear from their attachment to the spinal cord. Signs vary depending on the severity. If the nerves are completely torn, paralysis of the leg and a loss of sensation and reflexes below the elbow result. The animal puts little or no weight on the leg and drags the paw on the ground. The leg may need to be amputated because of damage from dragging or self-mutilation. Recovery is possible in mild cases in which the nerve roots are bruised but not completely torn."

To translate from vet-speak to English: Brachial plexus avulsion refers to front leg injury in cats, usually the result of trauma (rather than, say, poisoning). Here is a link to a website for pet owners on this type of injury in cats, what the vet is likely to find, and how to treat it (usually bandaging and keeping the kitteh confined for a while so the injury doesn't get worse).

https://tinyurl.com/y3pfcaxg

I hope the info. helps!

Posted by: Basement Cat at March 16, 2019 05:15 PM (3C9q2)

117 I've never heard of such a thing. Ideas?

Dr. Pol would lop that thing off. Seriously, it does seem like nerve damage and I don't know the long term affects of leaving it untreated.

Posted by: Jewells45 at March 16, 2019 05:15 PM (dUJdY)

118 Just woke up from an accidental nap. The first thing I saw was a completely inert, deactivated cat. The first conscious thought was, "cats are nature's little Guild Navigators". Just recording that in case it makes any sense later.

https://stoatnet.org/snrrk.jpg

Posted by: hogmartin at March 16, 2019 05:16 PM (t+qrx)

119 My experience with indoor vs outdoor kitties is this: my outdoor kitties all lived over 15 years, never had weight problems, and were very fit even when older. They were still affectionate lap cats when they came back inside. And the only rodents we ever saw were dead presents.

But I don't live in a dense urban area, and predators are rare. I can't recommend it for everyone.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at March 16, 2019 05:20 PM (ju9gW)

120 Chess thread is up.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at March 16, 2019 05:20 PM (gC2IV)

121 I am surprised you were forced to put Bruno down, Jake Holenhead. Did he not have his rabies shot or was the neighbor just being a complete jerk?
Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at March 16, 2019 05:08 PM

He had all of his shots, even spent 10 days locked up at the vet for observation before he was put down. My parents were concerned about a lawsuit if he bit someone again. The problem I always had was if he bit the kid there would have been blood, and there wasn't. Just scraped skin.

And the neighbor wasn't a complete jerk, he was a royal flaming arsehole.

Posted by: Jake Holenhead at March 16, 2019 05:21 PM (TDyHc)

122 NOOD chess

Posted by: Jewells45 at March 16, 2019 05:21 PM (dUJdY)

123 Spooky may need to become in indoor cat. That leg will hamper her ability to climb a tree to get away from any roaming dog or coyote and depending on how much she drags it, it may need to be amputated if she's rubbing the skin too much. Cats and dogs cannot talk and tell us "Well I was stalking a bird on the roof and tumbled off into the snowbank" or whatever happened.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at March 16, 2019 05:22 PM (pAkRe)

124 Basement Cat > TY

Posted by: Martini Farmer at March 16, 2019 05:23 PM (3H9h1)

125 Update on Linus and Harley's owner: he suffered smoke inhalation and some pretty bad burns rescuing Khalee, his third dog. Spent time in the hospital. the outpouring of support and donations has been tremendous. Sadly, Khalee is also still suffering effects of toxic smoke inhalation, and may have some permanent medical problems.

Posted by: That Deplorable SOB Van Owen at March 16, 2019 05:24 PM (wZ9cV)

126 Wow Lurkers in TN, thats a gorgeous horde you got going on there.

Posted by: Quilp at March 16, 2019 08:11 PM (4dX7C)

127 When my neighbor cut the tree, it came down slowly enough that Ziva was able to bail before it hit. All we saw was a furry black streak jetting away. Didn't see her again till supper time. Of course, she went up the tree because Maizy chased her.

Posted by: Bean Countress of Rohan at March 16, 2019 10:29 PM (eZfF5)

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