Ace of Spades Pet Thread

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Welcome to the almost world famous Ace of Spades Pet Thread. Kick back and relax.

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A Little of This. A Little of That.

There are plenty of disgusting people in this world. There are also a great number of wonderful people as well.

A puppy who had part of his face blown off after abusers allegedly placed a firecracker in his mouth, has now undergone reconstructive surgery on his jaw.

The one-year-old pup, known as Braveheart, was found in Sonora, Mexico, by an animal rescue team that contacted the Saving Huey Foundation to adopt him following his surgery. The damage caused by the firecracker was so extensive that he now has a prosthetic jaw. Needless to say, he was extremely lucky to survive the attack.


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A cat who attends high school and has his own student ID.

“We tried to keep him as an indoor cat but he refused to stay in,” Amber Marienthal told Good Morning America. Everyone at the school in on board, allowing the cat to roam freely in and out of classrooms. “We have never gotten a complaint,” Marienthal added. “He sat on my lap and took a nap while I was taking my Spanish final,” a student shared.

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How a dog stole an author's heart.H/T Hrothgar

It rained every day for three months, from late fall till spring. I’m sure a weak sun came out once or twice but never long enough to get used to. Mostly it was dank and cold, and the sky was low, like the ceiling of a coal mine, the clouds the color of asphalt. By March the low places ran with muddy water and washed whole lifetimes away, and storms tore up some parts of the South like they were held together with shoeboxes and glue. Things rusted that never had, doors swelled and jammed, and roots of hundred-year-old trees lost their grip in the liquid soil and fell under their own weight. It even caused a kind of moldering in the mind, an absence of optimism, like we had tracked the red mud into our finer nature. I have often heard old people in Alabama pray for rain, but never so hard against it. My mother began to see it as a sign, and it did seem odd, as the weeks slogged by. The weatherman offered no hope, night after night; he might as well have been a cardboard cutout with a fixed, final forecast, and the rains fell, till the end of the world.

Or it might be it all just seemed that way, on the day a good dog died.

The people who discarded her, who threw her away, called her something else, but we never knew that name. We called her Skinny, because she was two dogs high and half a dog wide. She was so lean, so long-legged and light, she seemed to glide without effort or even the pull of gravity when she flashed through the pines and the rocky places up high, running down a deer or just some distant sound, and she would sprint across a mountain to make sure a scent on the breeze presented no threat to her people, her porch, her place. She was just a stray that walked up one day in the yard, part redbone, foxhound, and a dozen other bloods, an old-fashioned, outside, Alabama brown dog that survived abandonment and starvation and bloody battles with coons and coyotes and wild dogs. We fed her and so she became part of the place, for seven years or more, till the hateful combination of a rare tick-borne disease and pneumonia—I blamed the constant cold and damp for that—finally killed her, early on a Sunday afternoon.


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Meet The Pet Morons


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Steve here. Lurker. Occasional poster. Everyday AoS reader and pet portrait artist. I have two images. The first is a portrait I did of Boris, my good buddy, an English Mastiff / Black Lab mix. We had to put him down on August 28. He had nine great years and one crappy last one in which his body just gave up on him. The portrait is based on my last photo of Boris as we waited in our front yard for the vet to arrive. I bawl every time I look at it.

The second image is Beorn, our Bernese Mountain Dog. I took it on a trip to Jackson Hole. The Missus got him up on that rock and as I took the photo people began crowding around me taking shots of their own. Beorn is very photogenic. I can tell he misses his older brother, but is adapting well to “Only Dog” status.

Finally, I’d like to invite any of the Moron Horde in the Spokane / North Idaho area to come say “Hi” at the North Idaho Pet Expo at the Kootenai County fairgrounds on September 28. I’ll have a booth near the main entrance, and will be doing demos all day for my pet portrait business, PetArtWorks.com

Beautiful dogs Steve, sorry to hear about your loss of Boris. Here's hoping for a long life for Beorn.

Horde, Steve painted a portrait of our 3 Setters earlier this year. Gorgeous work. If you get a chance to visit him, you will not be disappointed.


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Open Blogger Weasel submitted a short movie of Weasel Dog.


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Tiny, by gp
Four years ago, I was sitting outside, cleaning the cosmoline out of a Serbian Mauser, when a red tabby kitten walked up to me, so he joined my family of indoor-only cats. Tiny was instantly adopted by my big orange Maine Coon Tom, who spent over a year teaching Tiny how to wrestle. Now Tiny is very sweet on Flash, who joined us last winter. Tiny is a talker, very active and alert, makes funny faces when he hears things, and gives powerful goat-level head-butts. I love my cats so very much, and I worry that they find good homes if anything happens to me. gp

What a cute pose gp and a heartwarming story. Great looking kittehs. Sound like they have quite the household. Thanks for sharing.


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The In-box was pretty empty this week. Don't be shy Horde, you can send your pet related photos, stories, this and that to us here at: petmorons at gmail dot com.

To those who contributed this week, thanks!

Have a great week!!!

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at 03:00 PM




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1 Foist?

Posted by: MikeyLikey at September 21, 2019 03:02 PM (g/6Yu)

2 Seriously, what kind of monsters do that to a pup?
I guess the same folks that have no issue hacking up rival cartel family members? Hats off to the angels who loved this animal and respected its life.

Posted by: MikeyLikey at September 21, 2019 03:05 PM (g/6Yu)

3 Q. You have 5 dogs and someone else want 2 of them. What do you have left?
A. 5 dogs.
Q. Okay, rephrase, you have 5 dogs and someone tries to take 2 of them forcibly. What do you have?
A. 5 dogs and a dead body.

Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench) at September 21, 2019 03:13 PM (myjNJ)

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Wish me luck. I take Delilah in for the specialty in an hour. If I don't win with her I have to spend three hours on the drive home listening to Her Majesty tell everything I did wrong.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 21, 2019 03:14 PM (WoNFz)

5 Good luck Hadrian

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at September 21, 2019 03:16 PM (aA3+G)

6 Guess I've got to work on Conor stories?

Steve, your portrait of Beorn is magnificent and as fitting a tribute to his life with you as could possibly be imagined or desired!

Posted by: Hrothgar at September 21, 2019 03:19 PM (BiNEL)

7 Wish me luck. I take Delilah in for the specialty in an hour. If I don't win with her I have to spend three hours on the drive home listening to Her Majesty tell everything I did wrong.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 21, 2019 03:14 PM (WoNFz)


I hear ya bro.
Good Luck.

Posted by: DR.WTF at September 21, 2019 03:19 PM (aS1PU)

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Actually even if I win she'll tell me everything I did wrong, so I may as well relax.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 21, 2019 03:21 PM (WoNFz)

9 Good luck Hadrian, remember, the Horde has you in its thoughts!

And remember the crucial phrase "Yes, dear, you're right about that!"

Posted by: Hrothgar at September 21, 2019 03:22 PM (BiNEL)

10 That top photo is one of the best combinations of cute and funny I've seem. The pet morons are fabulous as always. I so envy Steve's talent. That painting is great.

Posted by: JTB at September 21, 2019 03:25 PM (bmdz3)

11 >>>I bawl every time I look at it.

Golly, I might bawl every time I look at your portrait of Boris. What a lovely tribute.

Posted by: m at September 21, 2019 03:26 PM (hnjoD)

12 Good luck to Hadrian from me and teh kittehs.

Posted by: Basement Cat at September 21, 2019 03:26 PM (pPNCa)

13 I will be glad to answer any cat questions... Just ask here or email in.

Posted by: Catman at September 21, 2019 03:27 PM (4HMlb)

14 Good afternoon! Nice portrait of Boris, beautiful photo of Beorn, and I love those orange kitties.

The feral cat what gets fed here when he wants to is getting real cozy. He must feel autumn in the air, and wants to be sure he can keep coming in when it gets cold.

Posted by: April at September 21, 2019 03:28 PM (OX9vb)

15 I am so sorry I won't have a chance to give those Mexican fucks who hurt the puppy all they deserve. It would be good exercise for my imagination.

Posted by: JTB at September 21, 2019 03:30 PM (bmdz3)

16 From Bluebird of Bitterness, a link to Henri the French Existentialist Cat's musings about the injustice of having an inept teenage boy as the designated (pet) sitter:

https://tinyurl.com/yyouf8wn

Posted by: Basement Cat at September 21, 2019 03:33 PM (pPNCa)

17 Good luck Hadrian!

Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench) at September 21, 2019 03:34 PM (myjNJ)

18 I wonder if the adult dogs in that top picture are as amused as we are?

Posted by: Chris M at September 21, 2019 03:34 PM (6XZdO)

19 Look at all those beautiful pets! Love the cuddling cats.

My daughter is at Oktoberfest in DC, and said they had a wiener dog race. Imagine a herd of dachshunds trying to run. Made me laugh.

Posted by: bluebell at September 21, 2019 03:35 PM (aXucN)

20 Hadrian, what are the odds that you will hear some variation of "good thing Delilah is a professional"?

Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench) at September 21, 2019 03:36 PM (myjNJ)

21 Oh, the wonderful people of my childhood neighborhood.
The creepy family drowning the griffin puppies straight from mama (we're usin warm water) graduated to killing kittens with firecrackers in teh butt. The shite I saw before age 9.

Vicious parrot, having et all his unsalted pistachios in shell and fresh red bell pepper is busy shredding newspaper in his large cage.

Posted by: adobe juan kenobe at September 21, 2019 03:37 PM (BeNPT)

22 Pet abuse stories stir the anger up.

Posted by: N.L. Urker. I will urk until I can't urk anymore. at September 21, 2019 03:39 PM (aCNZ6)

23 Every time I think my cats are special / unique I read stories of the same 'unique ' loving, humorous behavior . I guess cats are just cool in general.

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at September 21, 2019 03:39 PM (lQSMb)

24 Vicious parrot, having et all his unsalted pistachios in shell and fresh red bell pepper is busy shredding newspaper in his large cage.

At last, a worthwhile use for the NYT! (Actually, it can also be used to line kitteh litter boxes.)

Posted by: Basement Cat at September 21, 2019 03:39 PM (pPNCa)

25 People who hurt animals are one of the reasons I hate people.

Posted by: Chris M at September 21, 2019 03:39 PM (6XZdO)

26 Laughing at the youngsters at the wall. I just can't even imagine the exponential mischief -- at high speed -- that those puppies could wreak on unsuspecting humans. Oh, such cute widdle babies, the gullible would croon.

Hah!

Posted by: mustbequantum at September 21, 2019 03:40 PM (MIKMs)

27 Most serial killers abused animals when they were young.

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at September 21, 2019 03:41 PM (lQSMb)

28 Nice Pets Ya'll!.......

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at September 21, 2019 03:45 PM (Z+IKu)

29 Prager often talks about serial killers and other deprived humans that we learn after abused and tortured animals, the thought makes me so mad.

Posted by: Skip at September 21, 2019 03:47 PM (ZCEU2)

30 Steve: I love the portrait of Boris. How do I contact you?

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at September 21, 2019 03:47 PM (H8QX8)

31 Happy Caturday everyone

Posted by: Skip at September 21, 2019 03:48 PM (ZCEU2)

32 she'll tell me everything I did wrong, "

That only happens on days that end with "y"

Posted by: Anon a mouse at September 21, 2019 03:48 PM (6qErC)

33 Never mind. Just saw your website. Thanks.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at September 21, 2019 03:48 PM (H8QX8)

34 Border Collies are awesome, but ours was too smart for its own good.

She decided that the rules (don't herd the kids) only were for *inside* and outside was fair game. Otherwise she was a sweet, sweet girl.

We had to return her to the SPCA, sadly, but not only for that. Our youngest daughter is allergic to dog slobber; she would break out everywhere licked.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at September 21, 2019 03:48 PM (ijEPD)

35 Mammals: 13
Arthropods: 0

*sigh*

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 21, 2019 03:50 PM (ZYB2s)

36
Vicious parrot, having et all his unsalted pistachios in shell and fresh red bell pepper is busy shredding newspaper in his large cage.

At last, a worthwhile use for the NYT! (Actually, it can also be used to line kitteh litter boxes.)
Posted by: Basement Cat


Yet another story of animal cruelty.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 21, 2019 03:51 PM (aKsyK)

37 Every week, I'm reminded to send a pic of our two cats in, but I always forget.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at September 21, 2019 03:52 PM (ijEPD)

38 I keep forgetting to send pics of my puppies, too, Jeff.

Posted by: April at September 21, 2019 03:53 PM (OX9vb)

39 Vicious parrot, having et all his unsalted pistachios in shell and fresh red bell pepper is busy shredding newspaper in his large cage.

At last, a worthwhile use for the NYT! (Actually, it can also be used to line kitteh litter boxes.)

Posted by: Basement Cat


My sister-in-law's in-laws had a parakeet. It *hated* her husband, would bite him every chance it could get.

Go figure the one time we're over at their place, it couldn't get enough of me. I have no idea why, but it was amusing to see my brother-in-law complain about it.

I was afraid it was going to shit on me.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at September 21, 2019 03:57 PM (ijEPD)

40 The story about Skinny is beautiful and sad.

Posted by: Dr Alice at September 21, 2019 04:01 PM (0+nAd)

41 Happy Pet Thread Day!

Posted by: Ben Had at September 21, 2019 04:10 PM (TsX0v)

42 m -----> "Golly, I might bawl every time I look at your portrait of Boris. What a lovely tribute."
Thank you. I'm bawling right now!

Posted by: Steve at September 21, 2019 04:13 PM (wi4+w)

43 Posted by: Ben Had at September 21, 2019 04:10 PM (TsX0v)

Never say "Neigh!" When you are given a chance to read the Pet Thread.

Posted by: Hrothgar at September 21, 2019 04:13 PM (BiNEL)

44 6
Steve, I got the darn names mixed up and used Beorn when I should have used Boris, but I'm sure you know what I meant. My apologies!

Posted by: Hrothgar at September 21, 2019 04:17 PM (BiNEL)

45 Hi Hrothgar.

How is my buddy Conor?

Posted by: Ben Had at September 21, 2019 04:18 PM (TsX0v)

46 Good luck Hadrian, remember, the Horde has you in its thoughts!

And remember the crucial phrase "Yes, dear, you're right about that!"
Posted by: Hrothgar at September 21, 2019 03:22 PM


Don't forget another much Horde-recommended phrase, to wit: "Calm your mammiform protuberances", although I have never actually tried it, and can't testify to its efficacy.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at September 21, 2019 04:18 PM (DMUuz)

47 Love the orange and red tabbys. My grey tabby is tearing up my leg as I'm reading pet thread. Would trade him for the orange one pictured right now.

Posted by: olddog in mo at September 21, 2019 04:22 PM (gzG43)

48 Thank you all for the pictures of your pets. It is relaxing to look at Fuzzy Buddies on a Saturday.

...and thanks again to Misanthropic Humanitarian, as always.

Posted by: Still Awake Slapweasel at September 21, 2019 04:23 PM (Ckg4U)

49 *off, Tired Sock*

Posted by: Slapweasel, White Enthusiast, Blond at September 21, 2019 04:23 PM (Ckg4U)

50 I can't think of anything more fun than to lay down in the grass and be part of a puppy pile.

Posted by: Ben Had at September 21, 2019 04:25 PM (TsX0v)

51 Had to say goodbye to my sweet Gigi on Thursday. Was gonna have to leave her at the vet's and put her through 2 days of invasive tests and blood transfusions with no certainty of outcome. I couldn't do that to her.

Hubby is still crying. Down to one cat, Spike, who is 12 and will be our last furry companion. Too old to take on any new ones who would likely outlive us, plus we just can't do this any more, emotionally.

But I sure have loved them all and their little idiosyncrasies.




Posted by: cfo mom at September 21, 2019 04:25 PM (RfzVr)

52 cfo mom, Condolences.

Posted by: Ben Had at September 21, 2019 04:28 PM (TsX0v)

53 So sorry, cfo mom. Condolences.

Posted by: olddog in mo at September 21, 2019 04:28 PM (gzG43)

54 olddog, the project is being printed.

Posted by: Ben Had at September 21, 2019 04:30 PM (TsX0v)

55 {{{cfo mom}}}

Posted by: Slapweasel, White Enthusiast, Blond at September 21, 2019 04:30 PM (Ckg4U)

56 51 cfo mom

Oh no! So sorry for your loss. May her memory be comforting.

> last flurry companion

I hear you, and I was absolutely certain of that after we lost Kashah.

Now ask me about Dufus .... er ... Maddie.

Posted by: ibguy at September 21, 2019 04:32 PM (EHVbt)

57 Posted by: Ben Had at September 21, 2019 04:18 PM (TsX0v)t

Conor has had a rough week, finished up all his shots in preparation for a kennel visit in October!
I'm hoping he will have no reaction to any of them.

He's snoozing now to recover from a road trip, how are your two pups?

Posted by: Hrothgar at September 21, 2019 04:34 PM (BiNEL)

58 cfo mom, Condolences.

+1. I understand where you're coming from. I'm no longer young, but I plan to give at least one cat a home as long as my health holds out because there are too many pets out there who need homes. If you're worried about outliving a pet, it's not hard to make arrangements with trustworthy friends or a local no-kill shelter just in case.

Posted by: Basement Cat at September 21, 2019 04:35 PM (pPNCa)

59 Oh, Ben Had, if I had crystal ball and knew what future holds I'd come to the Mo-Me and pick up myself. Thank you.

Posted by: olddog in mo at September 21, 2019 04:38 PM (gzG43)

60 {{{cfo mom}}}

My condolences, doing the right thing doesn't necessarily mean it will feel good, but it sounds like you did the right thing.

"Their candles burn too fast!l ~ garrett

Posted by: Hrothgar at September 21, 2019 04:38 PM (BiNEL)

61 I'm sorry Conor had to go through this. I will have to do something very special for him.

Brody and Jagar are a happy duo.

I'm amazed at having two dogs with the same temperament.

Posted by: Ben Had at September 21, 2019 04:39 PM (TsX0v)

62 never knew you need entries for the pet thread

will send you pics of my bichons

if I can figure out which one is which

got a nice pic of one but has Mrs. REDACTED in it

is that kosher ??

both have clothes on

Posted by: REDACTED at September 21, 2019 04:41 PM (AQBtr)

63 Thanks for the condolences folks. I may look into a foster program at our local humane society where you take care of cats who need a little TLC/ socialization for a while before they can be adopted.

Not sure though. Hubby certainly can't deal with anymore pain. I think he is getting to a point I have seen with my dad and my fil as they got older and very emotional.

Maybe I'll just go volunteer at the Humane Society. Ours is a "no kill" now, it didn't used to be. I would be real good at giving the kitties some luvin'.

Posted by: cfo mom at September 21, 2019 04:41 PM (RfzVr)

64 Posted by: Ben Had at September 21, 2019 04:39 PM (TsX0v)

So Brody decided not to convince Jagar to run free after all?
Nice to have compatible dogs!

Posted by: Hrothgar at September 21, 2019 04:41 PM (BiNEL)

65 Sorry to hear that, cfo mom.

Posted by: Weasel at September 21, 2019 04:42 PM (MVjcR)

66 ibguy - Dufus? Tell me about that. Has to be story behing that name. LOL.

Posted by: cfo mom at September 21, 2019 04:42 PM (RfzVr)

67 *behind*

Posted by: cfo mom at September 21, 2019 04:44 PM (RfzVr)

68 Hrothgar, after Jagar having been through three previous homes, you couldn't blow him outta here with a stick of dynamite.

Posted by: Ben Had at September 21, 2019 04:46 PM (TsX0v)

69 Posted by: Ben Had at September 21, 2019 04:39 PM (TsX0v)

Sounds like a very smart dog that knows he's arrived at his forever home. Good on all three of you!

Posted by: Hrothgar at September 21, 2019 04:48 PM (BiNEL)

70 "Not the least hard thing to bear when they go from us, these quiet friends, is that they carry away with them so many years of our own lives. Yet, if they find warmth therein, who would grudge them those years that they have so guarded? Nothing else of us can they take to lie upon with outstretched paws and chin pressed to the ground; and, whatever they take, be sure they have deserved."
-- John Galsworthy

Posted by: Duncanthrax at September 21, 2019 04:49 PM (DMUuz)

71 Dufus? Tell me about that. Has to be story behing that name

It's a better name than "Beto."

Posted by: Basement Cat at September 21, 2019 04:49 PM (pPNCa)

72 Hugs to those who are grieving. The loss is great because they're such a big part of our lives.

That, we can be thankful for.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at September 21, 2019 04:49 PM (t0Z53)

73 Sympathies, cfo mom. Volunteering at the shelter would be a great move.

Posted by: April at September 21, 2019 04:50 PM (OX9vb)

74 Duncanthrax, that required a Kleenex warning.

How very beautiful

Extra ear scritches for Ace. It's almost been a year.

Posted by: Ben Had at September 21, 2019 04:53 PM (TsX0v)

75 Weaseldog has a great voice! One of our guys howls to the the My Pillow song.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at September 21, 2019 04:53 PM (t0Z53)

76 66 cfo mom

Heh. Not really, just call her that when she's being particularly annoying/hyper.

Fortunately, that only happens on days ending in 'y', so......

Posted by: ibguy at September 21, 2019 04:58 PM (EHVbt)

77 I will be glad to answer any cat questions... Just ask here or email in.

Posted by: Catman at September 21, 2019 03:27 PM (4HMlb)

Harli has taken to peeing directly on a pee pad. The litter box is kept clean and I'm using the same type of litter as before. Is this a kidney issue?
Cat won't pee outside here, but spends a lot of time outdoors, especially at night, grooving on the scene.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at September 21, 2019 05:00 PM (NMAzL)

78 75 Weaseldog has a great voice! One of our guys howls to the the My Pillow song.
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She's a nut. She starts that whenever something with a siren goes by, and all the other dogs in the neighborhood follow along.

Posted by: Weasel at September 21, 2019 05:00 PM (MVjcR)

79 ibguy, I have seen pictures of Maddie and she is epic cuteness.

Posted by: Ben Had at September 21, 2019 05:00 PM (TsX0v)

80 Weasel, WD has her own theme song "Leader of the Pack".

Posted by: Ben Had at September 21, 2019 05:03 PM (TsX0v)

81 80 Weasel, WD has her own theme song "Leader of the Pack".
Posted by: Ben Had at September 21, 2019 05:03 PM (TsX0v)
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That's what she thinks!

Posted by: Weasel at September 21, 2019 05:03 PM (MVjcR)

82 Not a good week for kittehs in my world.

My tortie has lost a lot of weight and while the tests show no kidney disease, thyroid, or leukemia, she has to go for an ultrasound later this week to see if there are lesions or something else causing it. She caught a bug which weakened her a bit more this week but she seems to be over that. Hope whatever she has can be treated.

My best friend lost her Manx overnight Wednesday when a blood clot near his heart broke and lodged in his hips while he was using the litter box. He was rushed to the emergency clinic and had to be euthanized.

Hope this week works out better.

Posted by: kbdabear at September 21, 2019 05:04 PM (qAR6u)

83 But will there be "WeaselDog Part Deux, Electric Bowaloo?

Posted by: RI Red at September 21, 2019 05:05 PM (tDzWD)

84
Posted by: Duncanthrax at September 21, 2019 04:49 PM (DMUuz)

Nice Galsworthy quote, but I think I'd have added, something to the effect that "whatever they took, they left far more behind!"

Posted by: Hrothgar at September 21, 2019 05:06 PM (BiNEL)

85 83 But will there be "WeaselDog Part Deux, Electric Bowaloo?
Posted by: RI Red at September 21, 2019 05:05 PM (tDzWD)
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I need to get a video of her doing her little happy dance. She has moves!

Posted by: Weasel at September 21, 2019 05:06 PM (MVjcR)

86 Also figured out that WD has an official breed name. ChiPin. Chihuahua + Miniature Pinscher.

Posted by: Weasel at September 21, 2019 05:08 PM (MVjcR)

87
g'early evenin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson is at the MiMoMe at September 21, 2019 05:09 PM (hlleo)

88 Hey Ya Alton, How's the MoMe?

Posted by: Ben Had at September 21, 2019 05:11 PM (TsX0v)

89 I got a mystery prize at Gordon Biersch. Ten bucks!

I am drinking a pilsner and eating chicken wings.

might see Rambo later.

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at September 21, 2019 05:11 PM (+QOsc)

90
sitting here in Chelsea with clutch, SnailRacer & Mr.SnailRacer, Naughty Pine, & hogmartin

Posted by: AltonJackson is at the MiMoMe at September 21, 2019 05:12 PM (hlleo)

91 sorry to read that cfo. prayers

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at September 21, 2019 05:13 PM (+QOsc)

92 Hope this week works out better.

Posted by: kbdabear at September 21, 2019 05:04

Prayers for your tortie, kdbabear.

Posted by: olddog in mo at September 21, 2019 05:13 PM (gzG43)

93 She's a nut. She starts that whenever something with a siren goes by, and all the other dogs in the neighborhood follow along.
Posted by: Weasel at September 21, 2019 05:00 PM


She managed to get our dogs off the couch and running around barking and howling, on intruder alert.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at September 21, 2019 05:14 PM (DMUuz)

94 never occurred to me to torture mammals or birds. I did enjoy squashing bugs because, bugs.

not a serial killer. except for bugs.

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at September 21, 2019 05:15 PM (+QOsc)

95 Made it to the lake this weekend. We take both cats with us. Cat #1 doesn't like to travel. Shits and barfs in cage on 2 hour trip to lake. Sometimes he shits before we even leave driveway. Cat #2, the scaredy one, travels well.

Posted by: olddog in mo at September 21, 2019 05:15 PM (gzG43)

96 Top pic: "Hold it...we're missing one. Where's the little trouble-maker?"

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 21, 2019 05:15 PM (xSo9G)

97 Mis Hum, I just sent one of Max, one of our Siamese, if you please.
And please don't report me to the SPCA. He did survive.

Posted by: RI Red at September 21, 2019 05:15 PM (tDzWD)

98 AltonJackson. sounds like great time!

Posted by: Ben Had at September 21, 2019 05:15 PM (TsX0v)

99 93 She's a nut. She starts that whenever something with a siren goes by, and all the other dogs in the neighborhood follow along.
Posted by: Weasel at September 21, 2019 05:00 PM

She managed to get our dogs off the couch and running around barking and howling, on intruder alert.


Posted by: Duncanthrax at September 21, 2019 05:14 PM (DMUuz)
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Instigator!

Posted by: Weasel at September 21, 2019 05:16 PM (MVjcR)

100 might see Rambo later.
Posted by: Boulder t'hobo
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I've been practicing a twisted snarl. Keep meaning to fashion a camo headband.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 21, 2019 05:17 PM (xSo9G)

101 My dog gets barking at the strangest things but coyotes were out last night and she slept right through it.

Posted by: Northernlurker at September 21, 2019 05:19 PM (cwv5C)

102 Oh my goodness, I saw "border wall" before the photos loaded on the screen. My heart! I knew it would be a row of 'em, but the photo is cuter than i imagined!

Ok, now to read the rest of the PT.

Posted by: Flyover, lover of dogs at September 21, 2019 05:19 PM (B5K06)

103 Sadly there was information posted recently on Jihadwatch regarding the abuse that American trained dogs are suffering at the hands of their handlers in Jordan. These are working dogs trained to detect bombs. According to the article ince 2007 several of these dogs have died in Jordan from negligence. They are underfed and tick infested. I am pretty appalled that the USA military will continue to train these dogs and send them into a miserable life in Jordan when in fact those dogs already there should be returned to the USA. Is there an organization that could help?

Posted by: Floridachick at September 21, 2019 05:20 PM (5Lqpk)

104 79 Ben Had

That she is, when she's not jumping 4' in the air and nipping at you.

Will send MisHum another, more recent vid.

Posted by: ibguy at September 21, 2019 05:20 PM (EHVbt)

105 Hey everybody.

Ken Levine has a funny blog post up today about bottom-rung celebs who got Hollywood Walk Of Fame stars.

One of them: "Taco Bell Dog"

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 21, 2019 05:20 PM (L2ZTs)

106 Also, I don't know if this counts for the PET thread, but is this a good place to pick up good horse racing tips?

Just bet 10c on a superfecta at Churchill Downs...

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 21, 2019 05:22 PM (L2ZTs)

107 Bless you all who have given your animal pals the best homes and the best love!

Posted by: gp, Decaffeinated By Popular Demand at September 21, 2019 05:22 PM (mk9aG)

108 At last, a worthwhile use for the NYT! (Actually, it can also be used to line kitteh litter boxes.)
Posted by: Basement Cat

We get free papers from various ethnic markets along with peppers. He poops on tagalog, thai, italian and hadji papers. We keep the hadji papers on top cuz fuckem.

Posted by: adobe juan dont rub eyes after petting kenobe at September 21, 2019 05:23 PM (8gYCR)

109 qdpsteve, never bet on a horse that has a kink in it's tail.

Posted by: Ben Had at September 21, 2019 05:24 PM (TsX0v)

110 Ben Had, thanks!

Last week I learned, never bet on a horse that's already dead...

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 21, 2019 05:25 PM (L2ZTs)

111 Oh, I also saw a horse at Churchill Downs a few hours ago called... I am NOT joking...

Covfefe.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 21, 2019 05:26 PM (L2ZTs)

112 111 Oh, I also saw a horse at Churchill Downs a few hours ago called... I am NOT joking...

Covfefe.
Posted by: qdpsteve at September 21, 2019 05:26 PM (L2ZTs)

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Heh.

Posted by: SMH at September 21, 2019 05:26 PM (RU4sa)

113 SHM, it didn't win unfortunately.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 21, 2019 05:27 PM (L2ZTs)

114 Oh wait, Covfefe is racing at Churchill Downs right now.

I'll let you know how it does.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 21, 2019 05:28 PM (L2ZTs)

115 We live on a very quiet road, almost to a culdesac. Our fire & rescue enjoy bringing Santa for a loud, slow parade waving visit to every street in the county in Dec.

Every available light & siren on. It is louder in our house than outside.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at September 21, 2019 05:28 PM (t0Z53)

116 Covfefe won the race!!

It was a heavy favorite though, its odds were 1/9 (meaning you make a dime for every 90c you bet).

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 21, 2019 05:30 PM (L2ZTs)

117
Last week I learned, never bet on a horse that's already dead...
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Like Greyhounds, if you see one that pisses just before entering the starting gate, bet on them.

Also, never bet on a horse named 'Barack Obama'.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 21, 2019 05:32 PM (xSo9G)

118 Mike, NOW you tell me :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 21, 2019 05:34 PM (L2ZTs)

119 Covfefe won the race!!

It was a heavy favorite though, its odds were 1/9 (meaning you make a dime for every 90c you bet).
Posted by: qdpsteve at September 21, 2019 05:30 PM (L2ZTs)

qdpsteve, I'll take that as a good omen.

Posted by: RI Red at September 21, 2019 05:35 PM (tDzWD)

120 RI Red, thanks, me too

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 21, 2019 05:36 PM (L2ZTs)

121 Nood chess 25 mins ago. didn't see any notice.

Posted by: olddog in mo at September 21, 2019 05:45 PM (gzG43)

122 Call me kdkbear... Unfortunately, what the symptoms might point to is FIP. I hope not.. We can discuss.

Posted by: Catman at September 21, 2019 05:54 PM (4HMlb)

123 Thanks, catman - but you should have MisHum remove that number from your post.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at September 21, 2019 06:27 PM (NMAzL)

124 I've got some errands to run, but may give you a call to discuss this in more detail. My area code is 202, FYI, even though I'm no longer in the DC area.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at September 21, 2019 06:29 PM (NMAzL)

125 cfo mom: In case you come back to this thread -- The XO and I have the same problem. We're too old to get new pets. We lost our oldest a few weeks back and are left with three senior citizens. Our house is so quiet with two 29 year olds who do very little and three senior citizens who spend most of their time sleeping. A puppy or a kitten would certainly liven the place up, but a puppy or kitten would outlive both of us. When we adopt a furry child, we promise we will be with it to the very, very end.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at September 21, 2019 07:13 PM (mo1Sv)

126 >>>Captain Josepha Sabin. Yep, wants vs real life.

My son would take Spike if hubby and I croaked off, no question. But just can't go get a new one. Unfair to the cat and unfair to our son.

Posted by: cfo mom at September 21, 2019 10:33 PM (RfzVr)

127 cfo mom: I was threatened by daughter with murder if we went out and restocked because she knows she'll get stuck with what's left over when we shuffle off this mortal coil. Snippy little brat.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at September 22, 2019 02:46 AM (mo1Sv)

128 103 Floridachick -- There are animal welfare and rescue organizations in Jordan, which you can find online. There are rescues that operate in warzones - such as 'No Dog Gets Left Behind' and 'Nowzad' - who, being closer, may be able to point to better help than we know of.

Contacting your representatives may give them an issue to bring up, especially if any of them is on an Armed Services committee. You might also look for answers from the joint K-9 training facility at Lackland Air Force Base, making them aware that you are a tax-paying citizen, looking at a problem, happening to dogs they trained.

Posted by: Chas C-Q at September 22, 2019 08:30 PM (Y0Piu)

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