Ace of Spades Pet Thread

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Good afternoon Morons, Lurkers and everyone in between. Welcome to the almost world famous Ace of Spades Pet Thread. Do what you would like but do enjoy the world of pets and animals.

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(H/T Cookie Girl)

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A Little of This. A Little of That.


Quite the Craigslist Kicker. Need a cat?

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Sick. Hope someone went to H-E- Double hockey stick.


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From our friend Shibumi. Veteran Makes Cardboard Tanks For Cats


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What does fear smell like? Just ask your friendly K-9.


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A study identifies dog breeds and their propensity to bite curtain climbers.


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Who Knew Planting Rice Could Be So Interesting? H/T Hank Curmudgeon


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Meet The PetMorons


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Mis Hum,
In the past I've submitted photos of my Yorkie, Maggie. You might remember the one in which she was wearing her sun goggles. Well, this week I had to say goodbye to her. She was 11 yrs old and I got her as a pup. Her nickname was Bug. She put up a good fight for the past year, always with good humor and complete devotion even through a lot of daily meds. She never bit anyone, loved little kids, and only barked when absolutely necessary, like when she spied a big dog too close to the house. And she was just so darn cute that she made me smile and brought me joy every day.

Keep up the good work on the AOS pet thread, something I look forward to each week - Liz

Of course I remember! Who could forget a Yorkie wearing goggles? Certainly not I. Geez Liz, I don't know what else to say excpet, I'm so sorry for your loss. Sounds like she battled right up to the very end.


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Mr. Nemo rides again.
I sent a picture of him about 2 years ago; he's now survived knee surgery and canine lymphoma Type B. He's two months past chemo and the oncologist says he's in clinical remission. Since he tolerated the chemo extremely well, we're hoping he will be one of the 1% that get a cure. Here he is on the "Nemo seat" aka the center console of our dual recliner. He's in convenient range for petting and treats. - SDN


Thanks for sharing with us SDN. Best wishes to Mr. Nemo that he keeps fighting the damn "C". I love the strategy he shows for affection and the treats.


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This is a picture Spot, Spotty, or Spot Spot Polka Dot. He came to us as a foster and some how managed to stay. He was very adventurous and loved to go on rides. It didn't matter where or how long. He would even be my acting Co-pilot on flights. Howling was also a favorite pastime. He went to the bridge unexpectedly last Sunday. He is sorely missed.

Please keep up the good work on the Pet Thread. I enjoy it very much.

NH Lurker

Thank you for sharing Spot Spot Polka Dot's photo and story with us. That must have been a difficult email to pen. It sounds like he had a wonderful but way too short of life with you. Take care.


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This is Clover, an early surprise Mother's Day gift for Average Wife. She was a little perturbed with me at first but her heart is now hopelessly melted. Clover is a blue heeler aka Queensland heeler aka Australian cattle dog. She's 8 weeks old and is equally skilled at stealing our sleep as she is stealing hearts. - Average Guy

Your nic should be Brave Guy. I can't imagine springing a pup onto Mrs. Mis. Hum. She is an adorable pup and that is a unique name. We appreciate your submission.


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Hello MisHum,

Meet Splotchy BifBewalskiBot. We rescued Splotchy a year or so after moving to North Alabama. At first we were hearing what sounded like a possum living in the crawlspace of our home. When we would go in and look around for a nest, we could hear something scuttling away off and jumping out of one of the vents in the wall. One night I was up late and I hear yowling as a cat was climbing up onto the heating ducts in between the joists and insulation to sleep where it was warm. I had an 'aha!' moment then.

Eventually we were able to lay eyes on a very skinny and malnourished version of this magnificent American Shorthair you see here. During this time, I was maintaining my shotgroup with an air rifle by introducing the chipmunk and squirrel population to kinetic energy and Splotchy was taking care of the carcasses for me.

A good year later we had him eating dry kibble and wet food with medicine in it for worms, fleas, ticks and what not from the vet. Not too long after that he would let us scratch his head through a hand wide gap in the porch doorway. One quick grab and his formerly feral self was at the vet getting checked out. He had been neutered, and was obviously a victim of abuse given the way he still flinches when a hand is moving to quickly around him.

Vet said he was at least ten years old five years ago when he let me grab him. Now his days are pretty much what you see here, napping, safeguarding the remote and insisting that we forgot to feed him.

He is the gentlest cat I've ever had as well as one of the most loving. - Woody


I just love a rags to riches story. Not only that, you must be one patient Moron to work that hard to make Splotchy a TV Remote Guard Cat. May Splotchy's days be filled with nothing but happiness.


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Here are Guinevere and Molly Golightly dressed for an evening wedding. Hence the three strands.

I will not say out loud that they were better dressed and better behaved than the bride.

Guinevere is wife to Ace and he is babydaddy to Molly. All three are Royal standard poodles.

(The Royal designation refers to size not beauty or intelligence. Although they have those in abundance.) - Le Garde Vieux

This isn't the first time we've seen these sharp dressed pooches. Thanks for sharing with us.


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Attached are 2 pictures of my new baby girl, Trixie. She is a beautiful Siamese… and has all the “cattitude” required of the female Siamese. At less than 4 months old, she has already perfected Resting Bitch Face and is Queen of the House and All She Surveys. She also has all of us wrapped around her little paw, including 3 men (husband and 2 college sons home for the summer) and 2 large dogs who are scared to death of her.

Lurker and sometime commentator “Becky”


That little cutie has the dogs frighted? Now I'm curious as to what kind of dogs you have. She appears adorable. Thanks for sharing Becky.


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What a great bunch of PetMorons and their humans today. Thank you again for submitting your photos and stories.

Do you have something pet and/or animal related you wish to share with us. You can send your items to petmorons at gmail dot com.

Have a great week!!

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1 I've come to love the pet thread. I've had my Paisley for almost two months.
She's incredibly messy and a little demanding and needy.
But she makes me smile everyday. So she is totally worth it.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, champion of Urkers everywhere at May 25, 2019 02:49 PM (JgA4k)

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Huzzah! The Pet Thread!

God bless all the Moron Pets. Heaven for a pet is a Moron owner.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 25, 2019 02:50 PM (X3lUd)

3 My heart goes out to all who lost pets this past week or so. Goodness it seems many of you have had to endure this heartbreak lately. {hugs}

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 25, 2019 02:53 PM (dUJdY)

4 Heugel is building a second tank for his cat friends and plans on sharing the instructions with the public. That way, anyone can build their own cardboard cat tank!

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*grins*

Posted by: SMH at May 25, 2019 02:56 PM (RU4sa)

5 Clover looks like a keeper. Alternative name: Shiner.

Posted by: Muldoon at May 25, 2019 02:57 PM (m45I2)

6 Nice Pets Ya'll!.....

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 25, 2019 02:57 PM (Z+IKu)

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Mmm.

Cat fried rice is dericious.

Posted by: Chinese Restaurant at May 25, 2019 03:00 PM (bDC2M)

8 Zod Chesapeake

Posted by: Zod at May 25, 2019 03:01 PM (cKKn4)

9 Woof?

Posted by: fluffy at May 25, 2019 03:02 PM (dCRRg)

10 I was chatting with a friend the other day, she told me how her son's dog, a boxer I believe, got off the leash and it took two hours before they were able to catch him.
At one point the son got so frustrated that he was almost ready to give up. He didn't.
How do you get your running dogs to come back?

Me, I figure all I'd have to do is find a toilet and close the door. In seconds she'd be at the door whining and yelping to be let in to watch me poop.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, champion of Urkers everywhere at May 25, 2019 03:03 PM (JgA4k)

11 Canis Zod continues to recuperate from ACL rupture. The other dogs continue to kneel.

Posted by: Zod at May 25, 2019 03:05 PM (cKKn4)

12 3 My heart goes out to all who lost pets this past week or so. Goodness it seems many of you have had to endure this heartbreak lately. {hugs}
Posted by: Jewells45 at May 25, 2019 02:53 PM (dUJdY)

Agreed.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, champion of Urkers everywhere at May 25, 2019 03:06 PM (JgA4k)

13 Researchers found pit bulls and mixed breed dogs have the highest risk of biting and cause the most damage per bite.

This should finally put an end to the long running debate about PBS around here.

Posted by: Chinese Restaurant at May 25, 2019 03:06 PM (bDC2M)

14 We lost our Polish German Shepherd last Sunday. She was an amazing dog who was the most loyal, good hearted thing ever. And just three months after losing our Newfoundland.

Hugs to other bereaved.

Posted by: Moki at May 25, 2019 03:06 PM (mFoNl)

15 Dang it. Off General Tsock.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 25, 2019 03:07 PM (bDC2M)

16 Clover is a cutie.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 25, 2019 03:08 PM (/tuJf)

17 Great looking group of moronimals. Missing my cats. They've been pretty much on their own the last 2 months since wife's been in hospital. Best friend goes over twice a day to check on them. Hope they remember us when we get home.

Posted by: Olddog in mo at May 25, 2019 03:14 PM (tB2Xv)

18 Clover is teh kewt! But puppehs are a lot of work.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 25, 2019 03:14 PM (EZebt)

19 Prayers needed please; some jerks burglarized our house Wednesday and totally trashed the place. Cat Gracie is okay, but our 8 mo old kitten Dash is nowhere to be found. He's probably just found a good hiding place, but with the broken window we're trying to repair, his fur-mommy and fur-daddy are worried. Any help your wishes could provide is genuinely appreciated!
Semper Fi,
Mattski

Posted by: Mattski at May 25, 2019 03:15 PM (FLyxJ)

20 O Splotchy. I love you and your story.

Liz, so sorry on losing adorable Maggie.

With so many sad losses reported lately it's wonderful to see a baby like Trixie joining Pet Morondom.

Posted by: corn and beans at May 25, 2019 03:15 PM (tkNkP)

21 The dogcentric focus of this post otherizes non-mammalian pet populations. Can't we do something more to promote diversity and inclusion for the differently-ranked phyla?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2019 03:16 PM (JgGWZ)

22 Oops. Order, not phyla.

Darn you, Linnaeus.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2019 03:17 PM (JgGWZ)

23 My daughter said the best way is to not run towards the dog but stand there, hand held out and just call their name. IDK.. worked for her but her dog is a big scaredy cat and was probably happy to see Mommy!

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 25, 2019 03:18 PM (dUJdY)

24 Posted by: Mattski at May 25, 2019 03:15 PM (FLyxJ)

OMG.. I'm so sorry. Not a worse feeling really. Been broken into twice and it's a horrible feeling and you truly never get over it. prayers you find your sweet kitty.

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 25, 2019 03:19 PM (dUJdY)

25 Somebody is going to have both hands full with Clover.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - For the first time in my adult life, I am really proud of my country at May 25, 2019 03:23 PM (pgabP)

26 We had a blue-point Siamese once, our first cat. We would never actually purchase a pure-bred cat, but our somewhat eccentric next-door neighbor called us in a panic one night and begged us to take it when she caught it trying to ingest her very expensive cockatiel. Greatest mouser we ever had, which is a very useful thing in a 250-year-old Colonial. Not too friendly, as befits the nobility of the breed.

Posted by: Caliban at May 25, 2019 03:24 PM (QE8X6)

27 Prayers sent, Mattski.

Posted by: Olddog in mo at May 25, 2019 03:25 PM (tB2Xv)

28 What a collection of cuties!

Our hearts go out to all the folks who have lost their friends recently. Mrs. JTB and I have been through it often enough.

Posted by: JTB at May 25, 2019 03:27 PM (bmdz3)

29 >>Prayers needed please; some jerks burglarized our house Wednesday and totally trashed the place. Cat Gracie is okay, but our 8 mo old kitten Dash is nowhere to be found. He's probably just found a good hiding place, but with the broken window we're trying to repair, his fur-mommy and fur-daddy are worried. Any help your wishes could provide is genuinely appreciated!
Semper Fi,
Mattski

People who steal pets are the lowest form of life. It's like stealing a child.

Good luck.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 25, 2019 03:29 PM (/tuJf)

30 Happy Caturday everyone
Love the cardboard kittah tanks.

Posted by: Skip at May 25, 2019 03:30 PM (BbGew)

31 Not too friendly, as befits the nobility of the breed.
Posted by: Caliban at May 25, 2019 03:24 PM (QE8X6)


An ex-gf and I adopted a mutt kitty that happened to get the chocolate-point coat. That was the only Siamese thing about him; he was otherwise pudgy, affectionate, and dumber than a bag of hair.

Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the Summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at May 25, 2019 03:30 PM (t+qrx)

32 Prayers sent, Mattski.

Prayers up here from me and my two kittehs. If Dash is old enough to recognize your scent, or maybe Gracie's, you could try leaving out a T-shirt with your scent on it or a towel with Gracie's, and it might lure him out of his hiding place. If he went outside, try putting out a dish with some nice fishy-smelling wet cat food. Most 8-month old kittens have discovered the joys of wet food, and he's probably hungry by now.

Posted by: Basement Cat at May 25, 2019 03:31 PM (pPNCa)

33 Blue heeler is a pretty energetic dog, right?

Posted by: clutch at May 25, 2019 03:31 PM (kiSdp)

34 How do you get your running dogs to come back?

I visited my old Italian last year. She has a woman dog whisperer. Well, she's called a dog walker.

This woman takes five unrelated dogs from five different families to public parks and unleashes them. They all come back to her.

Some people have something.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, fish brag pics welcome at e-mail in nic at May 25, 2019 03:32 PM (fuK7c)

35 Love the pic of Clover!
My big bro rescued a Cattle dog, when I was in grade school. I had a pint sized Lhasa, who of course was the boss. Our favorite game to play was "my baby ate a dingo!"
(Probably woulda had to have been there to find it funny)

Posted by: Euro at May 25, 2019 03:33 PM (ZVxTZ)

36 Mattski, so sorry about the burglary. Our home was burglarized many years ago. Door was forced open by the thieves and left open. We had to search for three missing indoor kittys. The first came to the door at dinnertime like "whatzzup dudes?" The second one we found in the basement hiding on top of a heat duct with about 2 inches to spare under the ceiling. The third one was missing for three days--we had flyers all over the neighborhood with her picture and "Lost White Cat" headline. Finally a man and his little boy rang the doorbell and shoved a grungy gray cat in our faces. "Is this you cat?" he said. "We think it may be white underneath." Yep, it was our kitteh, Peek. So happy ending.

I hope for the best for you and your animals, too.

Posted by: corn and beans at May 25, 2019 03:33 PM (tkNkP)

37 Mattski- prayers and fingers crossed

Posted by: Skip at May 25, 2019 03:35 PM (BbGew)

38 Mattie I would break a commandment to reunite you with your pet.

Posted by: Frasier Crane (I'm coming back!) at May 25, 2019 03:37 PM (F8YM0)

39 Thank You Mis Hum and all of you that share your family with the rest of us.

The pain of losing your companion is as immense as the love you shared with them.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 25, 2019 03:38 PM (eT+zM)

40 Beautiful day. Heidi, me and kitties Patch and Fluff all lounging in the backyard. Cats are lazy as the weather heats up although Patch roused himself to chase a coupla lizards.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at May 25, 2019 03:38 PM (OX6sG)

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How do you get your running dogs to come back?

Tell them you are only joking about eating them.

Posted by: Barack Hussein Obama. at May 25, 2019 03:40 PM (TAmPV)

42 I don't mention this much but, you pet morons might like my web cam for my business.. go to meezer.tv for a 24hr stream to watch at work!

Posted by: catman at May 25, 2019 03:40 PM (4HMlb)

43 although Patch roused himself to chase a coupla lizards.

Dinner?

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 25, 2019 03:42 PM (dUJdY)

44 How do you get your running dogs to come back?

Tell them you are only joking about eating them.


LMAO! Thread winner!

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 25, 2019 03:42 PM (dUJdY)

45 Love the cardboard kittah tanks.

I do, too. They made me smile, which I need right now-- Memorial Day weekend is always rough for me because it's the anniversary of my dad's death. He survived combat in WWII (82nd Airborne) but died suddenly of a heart attack on Memorial Day 1964. And I was the one who found him. Although he was a paratrooper and not part of a tank crew, I know he would have loved those photos of feline tank commanders. He brought home our first cat when I was just a little kid-- I miss them both so much.

Posted by: Basement Cat at May 25, 2019 03:46 PM (pPNCa)

46 Bless you BC.

Posted by: Frasier Crane (I'm coming back!) at May 25, 2019 03:50 PM (F8YM0)

47 43
although Patch roused himself to chase a coupla lizards.



Dinner?

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 25, 2019 03:42 PM (dUJdY)

hello dear Jewells. He toys with them...then his toy breaks. So I take the broken toy and put it up on the wall near the suet feeder. in a flash a Thrasher sweeps down and picks it up. I'm sure hes a hit when he gets back to the nest with that tasty morsel.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at May 25, 2019 03:51 PM (OX6sG)

48 Greetings all...

Clover is 10 weeks old and her ears have de-floppified. Our shepherd Smokey has finally started warming up to her. I'm running on a sleep deficit. Average Wife still hasn't forgiven me. But she loves Clover to death so eventually she will. Who knows, after she forgives me she might actually thank me!

Posted by: Average Guy at May 25, 2019 03:52 PM (LMcFk)

49 Thanks, Frasier Crane. The Horde is truly good people.

Posted by: Basement Cat at May 25, 2019 03:54 PM (pPNCa)

50 Both of my grandfathers served, one a Marine and one Navy.

My youngest son graduates from high school next week and leaves for boot camp in San Diego late summer.

Oorah!

Posted by: Nurse ratched at May 25, 2019 03:55 PM (PkVlr)

51 I'm sure hes a hit when he gets back to the nest with that tasty morsel.

Heck yeah he is!

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 25, 2019 03:55 PM (dUJdY)

52 And now to go and pick up my new Glock 19.

And say "thank you" to the men who gave their lives so I could do so.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at May 25, 2019 03:58 PM (PkVlr)

53 >>My youngest son graduates from high school next week and leaves for boot camp in San Diego late summer.

You must be 29 years old.

Posted by: Frasier Crane (I'm coming back!) at May 25, 2019 03:59 PM (F8YM0)

54 Posted by: Frasier Crane (I'm coming back!) at May 25, 2019 03:59 PM (F8YM0)

Your nic reminds me.. I've been so sick of the news lately I've been watching reruns of Frasier. Damn show is still funnier than shit.

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 25, 2019 04:01 PM (dUJdY)

55 Posted by: Mattski at May 25, 2019 03:15 PM (FLyxJ)

I am sorry to hear about the burglary. How scary, upsetting and what a violation of your home space; Will pray that you get strength from the Lord at this difficult time. and that you find your cat Dash soon and well.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 25, 2019 04:02 PM (ahS0B)

56 A cat story with a request for advice.

Bozo Conservative has two cats, a boy and a girl close in age. Both are neutered. He's had the yellow boy cat for about a year or so. They're... around two or three years old.


Around Christmas, he got a new cat. A black male. Also fixed. About eight.

Well, the two males hiss/ yowl at each other and the black cat is peeing/marking on a regular basis. Vet says he doesn't have urinary tract issues or crystals.

Any ideas on how to solve this? He is a very sweet cat who wants attention from people. FYI, he plays with the girl cat and the girl cat plays with the yellow male. But the two males don't play with each other.

Posted by: shibumi at May 25, 2019 04:03 PM (sktRI)

57 How do you get your running dogs to come back?

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The only thing that ever worked for us was start the car and drive slowly around with a door open. When dog got tired, they would jump in the car, and then wait for the treat (McD fries or ice cream $1).

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 25, 2019 04:06 PM (MIKMs)

58 >>Your nic reminds me.. I've been so sick of the news lately I've been watching reruns of Frasier. Damn show is still funnier than shit.

Indeed. Us Lee's Summiteers gave to stick together. Tossed salad and scrambled eggs.

Posted by: Frasier Crane (I'm coming back!) at May 25, 2019 04:12 PM (F8YM0)

59 Have, damnit. Stupid thumbs.

Posted by: Frasier Crane (I'm coming back!) at May 25, 2019 04:14 PM (F8YM0)

60 *raises glass to Frasier Crane, fellow Lee's Summiteer.*

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 25, 2019 04:14 PM (dUJdY)

61 Posted by: Mattski at May 25, 2019 03:15 PM (FLyxJ)

I am sorry to hear about the burglary. How scary, upsetting and what a violation of your home space; Will pray that you get strength from the Lord at this difficult time. and that you find your cat Dash soon and well.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 25, 2019 04:02 PM (ahS0B)


Fenelon, you're a treasure. I, for one, am glad you're here.

Posted by: DR.WTF at May 25, 2019 04:14 PM (aS1PU)

62 Fenelon, you're a treasure. I, for one, am glad you're here.

She is indeed!!

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 25, 2019 04:16 PM (dUJdY)

63 61 62

I agree!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 25, 2019 04:17 PM (AZxMX)

64 Well, I'm outta here. A partay awaits. Have fun ya'll. Might see ya on the ONT.

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 25, 2019 04:17 PM (dUJdY)

65 53 >>My youngest son graduates from high school next week and leaves for boot camp in San Diego late summer.

You must be 29 years old.
Posted by: Frasier Crane

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Not so fast there Frasier.

My brother and SIL have, as one of their eight, a 5 year old.

SIL is 55.

Posted by: Tonypete at May 25, 2019 04:19 PM (Y4EXg)

66 Enjoy

Posted by: Frasier Crane (I'm coming back!) at May 25, 2019 04:19 PM (F8YM0)

67 We have a bunch of commies (AKA our family and old friends) coming over for a barbie. Should a put a little something extra in the cocktails?

Posted by: Caliban at May 25, 2019 04:23 PM (QE8X6)

68 My brother and SIL have, as one of their eight, a 5 year old.

SIL is 55.
Posted by: Tonypete
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I almost had one at 50... unfortunately had a miscarriage.

Posted by: lin-duh in keto at May 25, 2019 04:26 PM (UUBmN)

69 Any ideas on how to solve this? He is a very sweet cat who wants attention from people.

Don't know if this will help, but here goes: I had a similar problem some years back when I had two cats of my own plus a long-term foster kitteh. All three were spayed females. About six months after foster kitteh arrived, she began to spray the wall behind the litter box in the bathroom. I was surprised given her sex, but the vet said female cats will spray too if upset enough. He thought the issue was dominance-- female kittehs are less territorial than males, but they still have a hierarchy if there's more than one. Evidently foster kitteh resented being third in the chain of command. Problem was solved when she was adopted. I later heard from the chemistry teacher who adopted Trudy that she promptly asserted her rule over the teacher's other cat, a male Siamese, who happily accepted it. Trudy and Baxter lived very happily together for many years, as did the two kittehs I had at the time.

The other possible solution to your two males problem is to get an additional litter box. My vet says that cats will sometimes get into turf wars over the litter box if there's only one, and he recommends having one for each cat in the household plus one extra-- which is why I have three. Evidently the spare box serves as some kind of stress relief.

Good luck with your yellow cat/black cat problem. At least you know kittehs don't fight over fur color.

Posted by: Basement Cat at May 25, 2019 04:27 PM (pPNCa)

70 A regularly cleaned litter box cures a world of ills.
And I agree, number of cats = number of litter boxes, plus a spare.
Many cats die from urinary tract infections.
A good supply of water (preferably running) and litter box hygiene is a good way to keep UTI away.

Posted by: navybrat, sometime commentater at May 25, 2019 04:32 PM (w7KSn)

71 Shibumi-- don't want to get into too much detail but Bozo Conservative's one boy cat definitely is acting as if he is in a territorial competition with the other boy even though they are fixed and sterile. As you probably know, there are several ways of neutering a male cat. One is basically a vasectomy and the other is full removal of testicles. Both surgeries obviously prevent impregnation, but the vasectomy version leaves more male hormones, attributes and behaviors intact. Guessing from afar I am thinking that is what's going on.

Posted by: corn and beans at May 25, 2019 04:34 PM (tkNkP)

72 Posted by: Basement Cat at May 25, 2019 04:27 PM

Posted by: navybrat, sometime commentater at May 25, 2019 04:32

Thank you both for your input. There are currently four litter boxes, however... cleaning needs to be a bit more vigilant. We are thinking about a Litter Robot.

Running water is also a great idea. He needs a cat fountain.

Posted by: shibumi at May 25, 2019 04:34 PM (sktRI)

73 A good supply of water (preferably running)

Very true. I bought a pet fountain for my cats some years back; it still runs well and they love watching the stream of water as well as drinking from it. I've never had a problem with a UTI in any of my kittehs.

Posted by: Basement Cat at May 25, 2019 04:35 PM (pPNCa)

74 Yes, since I got a cat water fountain, the cats drink more water and we've not lost one to UTI since.
One of my cats lived to 21.

Posted by: navybrat, sometime commentater at May 25, 2019 04:36 PM (w7KSn)

75 I did my pet good deed of the day today. After hearing some yelping outside Mrs Hate told me that King, a pit bull puppy of some neighbor's a few houses away, was running up and down the street. We live on a somewhat major street and people drive like dimwits over and beyond a 35 mph speed limit, so I grabbed Teddy's leash and went out. King might be street savvy enough to have survived but I didn't want to take a chance. Anyway he came right to me and let me put the leash on and walked him over to the neighbor's front porch, where I secured him. Mrs H took down a bowl of water since it's hot and he was fine. The neighbors came back and thanked me saying King had somehow gotten out of the back yard (they have a sturdy fence so who knows how he escaped) but all ended well.

Posted by: Captain Hate at May 25, 2019 04:38 PM (y7DUB)

76 Posted by: corn and beans at May 25, 2019 04:34 PM

Really interesting point corn and beans.

The black cat acts really intimidated, but I have seen the yellow cat walk away from him. So... IDK.

Posted by: shibumi at May 25, 2019 04:39 PM (sktRI)

77 67 We have a bunch of commies (AKA our family and old friends) coming over for a barbie. Should a put a little something extra in the cocktails?
Posted by: Caliban at May 25, 2019 04:23 PM (QE8X6)

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Cocktails are a bourgeois contrivance designed to anesthetize the masses so as to impair their ability to recognize their own true class interests and unite to realize the glorious Socialist future.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2019 04:41 PM (JgGWZ)

78 Really interesting point corn and beans.

Yes-- I didn't know there are two methods for neutering male cats. My boy had his family jewels completely removed, and I just assumed that was the vet's standard operating procedure.

Posted by: Basement Cat at May 25, 2019 04:43 PM (pPNCa)

79 How do you get your running dogs to come back?

E collar where the initial stimulation is vibrate. If he ignores it, a little juice will do it.

Posted by: clutch at May 25, 2019 04:43 PM (kiSdp)

80 E collar where the initial stimulation is vibrate. If he ignores it, a little juice will do it.
Posted by: clutch at May 25, 2019 04:43 PM (kiSdp)

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Set collar to stun.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2019 04:44 PM (JgGWZ)

81 Muslim attacks guy walking 2 German shepherds gets mauled. Good stuff.

https://tinyurl.com/y5fnkzqu

Posted by: Ex-ex at May 25, 2019 04:46 PM (RU4sa)

82 Well now I need a cat so I can call him Purrwin Rommel.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 25, 2019 04:48 PM (kQs4Y)

83 Should a put a little something extra in the cocktails?

Chloral hydrate is the standard additive to make a Mickey Finn. Just tell the commies it's a new type of Molotov cocktail.

Posted by: Basement Cat at May 25, 2019 04:48 PM (pPNCa)

84 77
Congratulations comrade, you've got the essence of Marxist theory down pat! Can I interest you in becoming a "journalist"?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 25, 2019 04:48 PM (AZxMX)

85 Congratulations comrade, you've got the essence of Marxist theory down pat! Can I interest you in becoming a "journalist"?
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 25, 2019 04:48 PM (AZxMX)

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Thanks, but I was just trying to help Caliban save a few bucks by giving him an ideological justification for serving his commie guests iced tea and calling it a day.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 25, 2019 04:51 PM (JgGWZ)

86 Cocktails are a bourgeois contrivance designed to anesthetize the masses

So why did AOC work as a bartender? Dispensing happy hour anesthesia would slow down the march to the glorious socialist revolution.

Posted by: Basement Cat at May 25, 2019 04:53 PM (pPNCa)

87 Posted by: Ex-ex at May 25, 2019 04:46 PM (RU4sa)

We need a drooling emoji. What a great video. The Muzz in Dearborn were terrified of my German Shorthair, they'd climb the fence to get away.

Posted by: clutch at May 25, 2019 04:55 PM (kiSdp)

88
Your nic reminds me.. I've been so sick of the news lately I've been watching reruns of Frasier. Damn show is still funnier than shit.
Posted by: Jewells45

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Lol, me exactly. Frasier is my go-to. I've got the first five seasons memorized.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia's phone at May 25, 2019 04:58 PM (fQUd0)

89 Trixie is absolutely beautiful and so very, very cute. By any chance, does she happen to be an "Apple head" Siamese?

And, yes, any cat worth its kibble can easily handle a couple of dogs, even if the cat is just a baby. Those claws are very sharp and will shred any dog's nose. After one or two encounters, most dogs will think twice before sticking its nose back into the meat grinder.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at May 25, 2019 05:02 PM (tbEeC)

90 All these pets are adorable. The dressed up poodles are special.

Posted by: Mrs. JTB at May 25, 2019 05:06 PM (bmdz3)

91 Ace is in the house with a nood

Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench) at May 25, 2019 05:06 PM (myjNJ)

92 Truly wonderful pet thread, Mis Hum. Morons have such great critters.

Thank you for putting it all together so we could read a thread and not get mad.

Posted by: creeper at May 25, 2019 05:07 PM (KMuaw)

93 Spot, Maggie, and Mr. Nemo are photogenic and know how to strike the perfect pose.

Posted by: Mrs. JTB at May 25, 2019 05:08 PM (bmdz3)

94
Caliban - A (tiny) amount of wolfsbane with some laudanum, to induce the hypnosis and increase suggestibility.

Then, twelve straight hours of Paul Harvey recordings. That ought to get their minds right.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 25, 2019 05:09 PM (gKN/H)

95 All adorable furry family members and the photographers are good too.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 25, 2019 05:58 PM (ahS0B)

96 Such sweet pets this week, condolences to the humans of those that have passed on.

Trixie sure is cute. The Siamese cats I have known have been intensely bonded to their families, and couldn't care less about other people. But I've only really come in contact with two.

Posted by: Gem at May 25, 2019 06:52 PM (XoAz8)

97 Great pets this week. The fancy ones and the not so fancy ones, both.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at May 25, 2019 07:29 PM (BVQ+1)

98 Muslim attacks guy walking 2 German shepherds gets mauled. Good stuff.

https://tinyurl.com/y5fnkzqu
Posted by: Ex-ex at May 25, 2019 04:46 PM (RU4sa)

heh. Too bad they didn't tear his throat out.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 25, 2019 09:58 PM (7njPr)

99 Provably Fair Gaming, 0.5% House Edge
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Posted by: Marvin Lefevre at May 26, 2019 03:54 AM (lgaRs)

100 Thank you everyone for your ideas, prayers, and loving words for our missing Dash. You are treasures to me!

Posted by: Mattski at May 26, 2019 03:23 PM (tFWWx)

101 WE FOUND DASH! He hightailed it next door in the neighbor's back yard. It took several layers of skin off my hand, but worth it! I just wanted to come back and say thankyouthankyouthankyouthankyou! You're all the best!

Posted by: Mattski at May 26, 2019 04:55 PM (tFWWx)

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