Ace of Spades Pet Thread

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Good afternoon and welcome to the almost world famous Ace of Spades Pet Thread. If you're a regular you know the rules. If you're new, kick back, relax and enjoy the world of pets.

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A Little of This. A Little of That.


Are you in a crappy mood? These photos should help you out.

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Not guilty by reason of mental defect?

A 47-year-old east Alabama woman was arrested Tuesday night after authorities found dozens of animals – some dead and some alive – at her Centre home.

Ruth Pauline Staggs is being held in the Cherokee County Jail. She is charged with 47 counts of cruelty to animals.

Cherokee County Chief Deputy Josh Summerford said deputies responded to Staggs’ home in the Rock Run community Tuesday afternoon to do a welfare check on Staggs’ mother. When they arrived, they could not get anyone to answer the door but noticed a large number of animals both inside and outside of the home.


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Fat cat has a new home.

A two-year-old, 10.5kg cat has found a new home after captivating the internet for its plus-sized appeal.

BeeJay attracted widespread attention earlier this month after the Morris Animal Refuge in Philadelphia shared photos of the tubby tabby on Twitter in a bid to get him adopted.

An online description about BeeJay read: “OMG, big boi Mr. B is a CHONK. He's a chonk of a chonk. He redefines the term."


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We've all seen it, dogs with their heads out the car/truck window. Why?

The canine olfactory system is highly developed and far superior to ours. For starters, a dog’s nose is equipped with a complex maze of 300 million scent receptors, compared to our measly 5 million. The more receptors, the more sensitive the nose is.
And dog noses aren’t just cute — they’re practically designed to savor smells. Dogs have two air passages, one for breathing and one dedicated to smelling. To top things off, the canine olfactory cortex, the part of the brain responsible for processing smells, is 40 times larger than that of a human.
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MEET THE PETMORONS


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Robert the Lurker. I love the pet thread. This is my Cerberus. Spock, Jethro, and Daphne. I brought Spock home after looking for 12 months. Then the local GSD rescue found out, I cannot say no. Next came Daphne, people were just going to move and leave her. Jethro was an escape artist and had been picked up by the pound to many times, owners were not going to bail him out again. I know I am not much of a story teller. These are my kids.

Great group of kids. Their old man has a big heart. Thanks for Lurking and sharing!


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(Lexi-Photo 1))


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(Lexi-Photo 2)


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(Lexi-Photo 3)

Meet Lexi,
I know 3 pics is unusual, but I wanted to show a transformation. You
can see it in her eyes.

I said a final farewell to my beloved Yorkie Maggie back in May. I’ve
had a lot of dogs in my life, always more than one at once, and I never had to come home to an empty house. After a couple of months I couldn’t take it any longer, and adopted a 6ish yr-old rescue from a local pet sanctuary. Lexi - a “mostly” Parson’s terrier — was picked up in a mall parking lot, starved, filthy, full of parasites, and her skin and coat were a mess. She had obviously produced many litters, and was probably dumped because she was sick and no longer profitable. She was fostered for 2 months before I got her, and they spayed, chipped vaccinated her. The first picture is her first day at my house (just imagine what she looked like 2 months earlier). After thoroughly checking every corner of my house, she headed straight to Maggie’s little bed and slept for a week, getting up only to eat and go out. The second week (pic 2) she slept on the couch with her head in my lap. The third week she finally started to wag her tail. And now, 2 months later, she is enjoying her retirement. She’s a little reserved and wary of new things, but who can blame her? She is just beginning to learn how to “play.” But she is sweet as can be and very devoted. I miss Maggie like crazy and still have lots of teary moments. But as my sister said of Lexi, “Maggie would approve.”

Love the pet thread. liz953

I must say Lexi is one of the luckiest dogs in the whole wide world. What a sweet story with an excellent ending. Good on you liz953.


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Hello MisHum; thank you to you and all the other cobs for the awesome content here at the HQ. These are our two jackwagons; Turner and Reggie. They have been featured in the past on the pet thread so I figured they could have another visit with our wonderful hordelings. They are brothers that are shih-tzu, poodle and daschound. They will chew anything and have never met a couch pillow or blanket they didn't like! They also love road trips and strive to poop in as many states as they can, they are very motivated!
Thank you again for all your hard work!
Cheribebe antique lurker and occasional commenter.

Some dogs just have that look, you know the what can we get into today look. They have it. Cute pups there. And thanks for the kind words, greatly appreciated.


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Finally got a chance to send my photo in for the Pet Thread. AFlyingSQRL, long time lurker. Here are my TinyBirbs, Maui - Blue and Spike (Yellow - Mutant), two of my (11!) Parakeets. Maui is 12 and Spike is 2, the one with the mutant beak. Cage cleaning day so I'd thought I'd bring out an Ace of Spades classic. Final edition of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Birds response? "You expect us to shit on this?!"
Thanks
AFlyingSQRL


Well it was cheaper cage liner than the NYT, amirite? Gorgeous and colorful all wrapped into one. Beautiful creatures! Thanks for sharing.


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My 11 yr. old GSD, Girl, has been having some neurological problems this year and the other day things got significantly worse. Just like a switch was turned off. She did a lot of staring and pacing and drooling. Took her to the vet and she said it seemed like a brain tumor or some other CNS issue like stroke. I decided to let her go and she passed peacefully laying on my lap. She was my Velcro dog, always by my side, and everywhere I was, I looked down and she was there. This has been a tough one.

I’ve attached a couple pics of her in better times. Give yours lots of hugs and spoil them rotten. Doesn’t last forever.

Last

First, what a shocking and sad story. So sorry to hear of your loss. Secondly, what a gorgeous GSD and lastly you are so right, pets don't live long enough.


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Hello Mis Hum,
Mr. Wee Kreek and I would like to thank all of the Horde for the outpouring of love for our beloved tribute to Binny. As I told the horde in the comments we got another rescue pretty quickly. Everyone, humans, dog and cats was crushed with Binny's passing and we felt some new energy was just the thing to get us out of our never ending sadness. Mr. Wee Kreek found Wiley, who was called Fez at the time on a rescue website and he was almost 8 months old. He came from a San Antonio shelter that he had been at since he was 3 months old, he was there for 4 months and they shipped him to Arizona, I am assuming because it has a bigger population and therefor a better chance at adoption, especially as he hadn't gone in 4 months. He was very, very scared when we got him. He had never had a family and didn't know what to expect. He loved our other dog Gigi instantly and she has been amazing with him. He sleeps in her bed with her, takes all her treats and toys, chews her ears. They play all the time and with her teaching him the way he has come so far in 5 weeks. He loves his family now, loves his yard, tries to love his cats much to much for their liking. He is finally getting to enjoy his puppyhood and that makes us happy. I kicked the dogs out into the yard at 5 am this morning and went back to sleep for an hour and a half and woke up to what looked like snow on the fake grass. He had completely decimated a cushion. He is a menace to all solar lights, they end up all over and he chews on the posts. And when he came in 5 minutes ago I had to pull cactus spines out of his nose. He certainly keeps us on our toes. Now that he isn't so afraid I need to brush off my puppy training skills and teach him some things stat. So all you Pet Morons, I would like to introduce Wiley. I will send in more pictures of his antics in the weeks to come.
Wee Kreek Farm Girl

Congrats on your new addition. And if I may add, he appears to be an adorable goofball. Sounds like you have your hands full. Good luck and thanks for sharing.


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Hello,
I'm a long time lurker from Seattle of all places. Ace of Spades HQ is the first site that I check in the morning and the last site that I check in the evening. Over the past decade or so you've educated me, entertained me and helped me keep my sanity during some difficult times. Now, I was hoping that you might do me a favor during a time of grief.
This is my recently departed best friend Tucker. My wife and I lost him on the Sept. 17th after eleven and a half years. He was a an incredibly charming dog and I was hoping that you would make my sweet boy famous for a day on my favorite website.
Thanks for everything.

Rob from Seattle


I would be happy to do you favor and proudly feature Tucker this week. So sorry to hear of your loss. He was a handsome lad. Once again condolences and thank you for your support of the blog.


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What a great group of pets. And what a great group of pet "owners". Thank you for sharing with the Horde.

Do you have something you wish to share. If you do please contact us at petmorons at gmail dot com.

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

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at 03:00 PM




Comments

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There are businesses across the country who cater to their clientele's devotion to dogs.

But one Florida lawmaker wants to make it illegal to permit a dog inside a store or restaurant in The Sunshine State. The only exception, under the proposal, would be registered service animals.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 05, 2019 03:11 PM (aKsyK)

2 How much does cerberus actually eat? he only has the one body after all. Hmmm. Might be prone to overeating.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 05, 2019 03:12 PM (ycWCI)

3 and we're off

Posted by: micky at October 05, 2019 03:16 PM (nizGE)

4 slow day, but I told the gardeners

Posted by: micky at October 05, 2019 03:21 PM (nizGE)

5 Awww. Maui & Spike are the exact twins of our two 'keets, Felix & Ollie

Posted by: Average Guy at October 05, 2019 03:26 PM (BaHwF)

6 I note some of the pets are departed now, like our dear Nikita (2015).
On the other side, our pastor and his family have just brought home an 8 week old pup and boy oh boy does she look cute!!

Posted by: RICO aka msm/DNC/msm at October 05, 2019 03:28 PM (x6XkS)

7 Cute pets and nice stories this week. Love the Cerberus, and the most excellent use of the Seattle paper!

Special shout-out to Tucker, who looks like an incredibly regal dog.

Posted by: bluebell at October 05, 2019 03:29 PM (aXucN)

8 Rob from Seattle, Tucker was a beautiful doggeh. Sorry for your loss. Boy, does he look tall.

Posted by: olddog in mo at October 05, 2019 03:31 PM (Dhht7)

9 Nice Pets Ya'll!

I see Greta has lent out her new fish tank.......Nice!

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at October 05, 2019 03:32 PM (Z+IKu)

10 Too much special news during the week.
Kinda an echo in the place.
Go pets.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at October 05, 2019 03:32 PM (9PtLS)

11 Special shout-out to Tucker, who looks like an incredibly regal dog.
Posted by: bluebell at October 05, 2019 03:29 PM (aXucN)

It's the posture. That dog was going places.

He looks like a good boy.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 05, 2019 03:33 PM (ycWCI)

12 Nothing cheers me more than to see a bunch of much loved, often rescued, pets. Than you all of you for caring!

Posted by: Gadzooks Mike at October 05, 2019 03:33 PM (p9mPa)

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one Florida lawmaker wants to make it illegal to permit a dog inside a store or restaurant in The Sunshine State. The only exception, under the proposal, would be registered service animals.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr.

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As long as a restaurant passes a sanitation inspection, who cares if it allows dogs?

And if any business considers the risk of allowing dogs on the premises to be acceptable, why outlaw it?

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at October 05, 2019 03:33 PM (13CQC)

14 Good Saturday afternoon, horde!

Look at all those sweet, lucky critters. Lexi, and Wiley, and those beautiful German Shepherds!

Posted by: April at October 05, 2019 03:33 PM (OX9vb)

15 ((HUGS)) Last and Rob. So sorry for the loss of Girl and Tucker.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at October 05, 2019 03:34 PM (cDw3P)

16 Are there any veterinarians among us morons? I'm looking for some veterinary advice/info.

Posted by: SFGoth at October 05, 2019 03:36 PM (KAi1n)

17 Not a vet, but I did sleep in a Holiday Inn Express.

Posted by: olddog in mo at October 05, 2019 03:39 PM (Dhht7)

18 Slap hot iron to it SFgoth /s. There are vet techs and years of owner collective wisdom. It may be that as with MDs the pros don't want to offer advise w/o an actual patient visit.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at October 05, 2019 03:39 PM (cDw3P)

19 Robert the Lurker: You are a better man than I. Trying to control one GSD was more than enough for me, much less a car full. Your guys are so beautiful and remind me so much of Murphy. Just be sure to get them a kitten. Nothing keeps a dog as busy as keeping up with its cat.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin -- current occupation: cat furniture at October 05, 2019 03:41 PM (N5fY6)

20 Great stories and beautiful animals. Lexi has quite an adventurous history and very lucky to have a new home. Cerebrus, Turner, and Reggie are adorable. Condolences on Girl and Tucker. Beautiful pets. Welcome Wiley. Maui and Spike look very much like our previous birds named Maggie and Drumstick.

Posted by: Mrs. JTB at October 05, 2019 03:42 PM (bmdz3)

21 Hubby found a lump on our doggy yesterday (I freaked out and posted on ONT).

It's fairly large, but seems probably a benign fatty tumor. We hope. Will find out this Wednesday.

"Baby" has been on pet thread once aussie/gsd (?) mix...

No other symptoms. She's just her friendly old self as usual.

Posted by: JQ at October 05, 2019 03:42 PM (gP/Z3)

22 I wouldn't doubt that folks are outside enjoying the weather. Just much more comfortable in TX now that the heat+no-breeze has left. I generally don't mind the excessive 'cause usually a nice breeze to cut through it, but wowza that last little bit was brutal

Posted by: micky at October 05, 2019 03:47 PM (nizGE)

23 Good grief.....that strange chick Tiana Lowe writer for the disguised liberal rag Washington Examiner, as ace has mentioned, has a decent short hemline look, I suppose - but that face - ugh. It has the look of a shaved Sheepdog.

Posted by: Emil Moresi at October 05, 2019 03:48 PM (wEvS2)

24 AFlyingSQRL -- Love your 'keets. My oldest son collects them, too. I forget how many he has. A couple have come from me. About once a year, we find one at our outdoor feeder, grab it, and haul it on down to him. We live pretty close to the zoo and during the warm months, the zoo has a parakeet exhibition. For $1, you can buy a popsicle stick with about 1/2 cents worth of white millet stuck to it. We figure the ones that come to our feeder are escapees from the zoo.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin -- current occupation: cat furniture at October 05, 2019 03:50 PM (N5fY6)

25 A Vizsla! I have two now, absolutely perfect dogs both, and we have owned two previous generations as well. So, much love long time, as a street vendor memorably promised me once upon a time.

Tucker looks like he was in fine shape when this picture was taken. What a sweetie he was, I am sure. So sorry he has passed.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at October 05, 2019 03:52 PM (C+R83)

26 I love the photos and stories with the pet morons. The three of Lexi caught at my heart as she looked better and more alert in each one. What a lovely and encouraging sequence.

Posted by: JTB at October 05, 2019 03:52 PM (bmdz3)

27 About once a year, we find one at our outdoor feeder

When XH (military) and I lived in Hawaii, would often see a 'stray' parakeet perched in the yard. Figured they'd either escaped or been set free by dumbazz PCS movers.

Posted by: JQ at October 05, 2019 03:56 PM (gP/Z3)

28 Rob from Seattle

Sorry to hear of your loss, your Tucker is the spitting image of my beloved Prinz that I lost far too early and far too long ago.

Perhaps a human life should be measured in the number of dogs you have known and loved and not in the counting of mere human years.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at October 05, 2019 03:56 PM (BiNEL)

29 awww cute pet morons!!!

the top drawing made me LOL

Posted by: vmom happy to have read a good book! at October 05, 2019 04:00 PM (G546f)

30 We went to an outdoor range this morning to shoot and enjoy the first cool weather of the season. Whenever possible, we bring Prince the Poodle with us. He is always up for a car ride. He LOVES walking through the woods exploring all the different scents and will tire himself out in the process. He is sleeping very contentedly this afternoon. We check him for any parasites afterwards.

Posted by: JTB at October 05, 2019 04:00 PM (bmdz3)

31 comparing the dog photos in the top link to several of the more serious moron pets, the question arises - can dogs smile.? not just be happy or exuberant, but use their facial muscles to create a smile.

Posted by: mjc at October 05, 2019 04:02 PM (Pg+x7)

32 That first pic of the dad introducing his baby to the pets is from a book called "Safe Baby Handling Tips". It's a great gift for new parents (we were given a copy and loved it).

Posted by: Where are my ping pong balls? at October 05, 2019 04:03 PM (vXT1u)

33 Where all da kittehs at? To make up for the lack of diversity in today's Caturday photos, here is a series of cat cartoons (cattoons?) by Scott Metzger:

https://tinyurl.com/y4mwjxk4

Morons with bed-sharing felines will like the cartoon of the dadcat reading to the kitten from the "Dr. Mews" book, "Oh, the Places You'll Doze!"

Posted by: Basement Cat at October 05, 2019 04:03 PM (pPNCa)

34 ... i've read recently that animals respond better to smiling humans. maybe dogs developed their facial muscles to imitate human smiles from proximity to humans and to bond to ensure being fed.

Posted by: mjc at October 05, 2019 04:06 PM (Pg+x7)

35 The fatty tissue lumps tend to be round and you can feel your way around on them. My springer cross had a couple removed last year. They can test them to see if they are cancerous. She's been lucky so far, but has a few more this year that will need to be checked out.

Posted by: notsothoreau at October 05, 2019 04:08 PM (Lqy/e)

36 33 ... Basement Cat,
Thanks for that link to the cat cartoons. They are both clever and hilarious.

Posted by: JTB at October 05, 2019 04:08 PM (bmdz3)

37 >>>This is my Cerberus.

That makes my day.
Good doggy, good doggy, good doggy.

Posted by: m at October 05, 2019 04:10 PM (1vjNQ)

38 36

You're more than welcome. I like the one of the Catnip Dispensary too, because my two catnip junkies can't get enough of the stuff.

Posted by: Basement Cat at October 05, 2019 04:14 PM (pPNCa)

39 What a wonderful pet thread!
liz953, you told a beautiful story with your pictures. You can almost see the light beginning to sparkle in your dog's eyes the way they were meant to!
And to all who have lost their beloved pets, I feel deeply for you. I lost a cat two years ago who walked in my house, stole my heart, and was devoted to me for 15 years. I sorely miss him.

Posted by: PJ at October 05, 2019 04:14 PM (qlTN9)

40 Dogs are the best people:

https://twitter.com/_TheBestDogs

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 05, 2019 04:14 PM (YqDXo)

41 one Florida lawmaker wants to make it illegal to permit a dog inside a store or restaurant in The Sunshine State. The only exception, under the proposal, would be registered service animals.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr.

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As long as a restaurant passes a sanitation inspection, who cares if it allows dogs?

And if any business considers the risk of allowing dogs on the premises to be acceptable, why outlaw it?
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at October 05, 2019 03:33 PM (13CQC)

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Maybe this is in indirect reaction to the Florida man caught fucking his dog in public. They don't want to chance any of that happening indoors in public. /s

Posted by: Undocumented at October 05, 2019 04:16 PM (GNk5/)

42 When wife got chemo Wed. she was visited by Charlie the Therapy Dog. Wife was quite pleased. He's been in his current job for 7 years. He looked like he was a pekingese mix.

Posted by: olddog in mo at October 05, 2019 04:18 PM (Dhht7)

43 1

There are businesses across the country who cater to their clientele's devotion to dogs.

But one Florida lawmaker wants to make it illegal to permit a dog inside a store or restaurant in The Sunshine State. The only exception, under the proposal, would be registered service animals.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 05, 2019 03:11 PM (aKsyK)


Can they start with peacocks and Shetland ponies kept off of airplanes? There is at least room in a restaurant for dogs , but farm animals in plane seats is pathetic.

The experts who know so much more than me tell me there is only 11 months to 11 years left anyway. So I guess it doesn't matter that much in the big scheme of things.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at October 05, 2019 04:19 PM (sy5kK)

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But one Florida lawmaker wants to make it illegal to permit a dog inside a store or restaurant in The Sunshine State. The exception, under the proposal, would be registered service animals.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 05, 2019 03:11 PM (aKsyK)

Boppin in after 20,

I love animals, but I really don't really want them around my fruit and veggies at the grocery store or in a restaurant. Real service animals excepted.

Posted by: Infidel at October 05, 2019 04:19 PM (OM4Ma)

45 First day of bowhunting in Virginia, unbeknownst to me. Layla and I were returning from our early morning pasture walk and passed by a tree blind where our neighbor was perched. He whispered a good natured hello, and Layla jumped about 4 feet straight up in the air with surprise. Not great situational awareness for a German Shorthair.

Posted by: That Deplorable SOB Van Owen at October 05, 2019 04:21 PM (kB5Fx)

46 No Kittahs?
Happy Caturday everyone anyway.

Robert those dogs must eat everything in sight

Posted by: Skip at October 05, 2019 04:25 PM (ZCEU2)

47 one Florida lawmaker wants to make it illegal to permit a dog inside a store or restaurant in The Sunshine State.

Maybe Florida Lawmaker wants to protect dogs against the alligators that visit Florida stores from time to time: here's a video of an alligator that shops at Walmart:

https://tinyurl.com/yy9losc6

Posted by: Basement Cat at October 05, 2019 04:27 PM (pPNCa)

48 Wow at the "emotional support animal" looneys. Peacocks and ponies now, what next? 'Possums? Kangaroos?

If these folks are soooooo emotionally delicate, soooooo mentally fragile-- are they really competent to care for their animals? Are they to be trusted to not harm them or perhaps other people?

Should they maybe trade these pets for nice, quiet, SAFE padded cells?

/s... maybe.

Posted by: JQ at October 05, 2019 04:28 PM (gP/Z3)

49 Not great situational awareness for a German Shorthair.
Posted by: That Deplorable SOB Van Owen at October 05, 2019 04:21 PM (kB5Fx)

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As a part-time, amateur analyst and having stayed in a Holiday Inn Express, I think when dogs are comfortable they sometimes enter into a daydream-type state.

Posted by: Undocumented at October 05, 2019 04:29 PM (GNk5/)

50 Our fur kids

How do you post pictures ?

Posted by: Ark at October 05, 2019 04:31 PM (XZ5e3)

51 I explain it to my grandson this way.
Dogs smell the same way we see color. Look out the window. How many shades of green do you see?
A dog can detect just as many shades of scent.
Amazing really.

Posted by: Diogenes at October 05, 2019 04:31 PM (axyOa)

52 Bless you all for loving and caring for your wonderful pets!

Posted by: gp, Decaffeinated By Popular Demand at October 05, 2019 04:31 PM (mk9aG)

53 I'd really like the lawmakers to butt out and let store owners/managers decide their own pet policies. AT MOST the lawmakers could mandate notices for "pets allowed on these premises" vs not so folks with allergies or paranoia issues could know to go on to the next store, motel, whatever.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at October 05, 2019 04:32 PM (cDw3P)

54 Morons with bed-sharing felines will like the cartoon of the dadcat reading to the kitten from the "Dr. Mews" book, "Oh, the Places You'll Doze!"

Posted by: Basement Cat at October 05, 2019 04:03 PM (pPNCa)

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The kitteh award for not getting off the counter should go to my Momi.

Posted by: SMH at October 05, 2019 04:32 PM (RU4sa)

55 Not great situational awareness for a German Shorthair.

oh gosh to be fair she's generally worrying about smells ON THE GROUND!

Posted by: BlackOrchidOfCollusion at October 05, 2019 04:32 PM (Rarvo)

56 Happy Pet Thread Day.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 05, 2019 04:33 PM (j9bhg)

57 How do you post pictures ?
Posted by: Ark at October 05, 2019 04:31 PM (XZ5e3)


Email them to petmorons at gmail dot com.

Posted by: hogmartin at October 05, 2019 04:34 PM (t+qrx)

58 17 Not a vet, but I did sleep in a Holiday Inn Express.
Posted by: olddog in mo at October 05, 2019 03:39 PM (Dhht7)

49 As a part-time, amateur analyst and having stayed in a Holiday Inn Express, I think when dogs are comfortable they sometimes enter into a daydream-type state.
Posted by: Undocumented at October 05, 2019 04:29 PM (GNk5/)

The Holiday Inn Express joke is flying over my head; help?

Posted by: m at October 05, 2019 04:34 PM (1vjNQ)

59 53 I'd really like the lawmakers to butt out and let store owners/managers decide their own pet policies.

This. I would prefer a no-pet restaurant, but pets in other businesses don't bother me as much. And if they did, then I could just shop somewhere else.

Posted by: April at October 05, 2019 04:34 PM (OX9vb)

60 How do you post pictures ?

petmorons at gmail dot com. Mis Hum will post them when he gets around to it.




Posted by: Ronster at October 05, 2019 04:34 PM (YhCN5)

61 The Holiday Inn Express joke is flying over my head; help?
Posted by: m at October 05, 2019 04:34 PM (1vjNQ)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHCTaUFXpP8

Posted by: hogmartin at October 05, 2019 04:35 PM (t+qrx)

62 Pet Thread! WeaselDog says hello.

Posted by: Weasel at October 05, 2019 04:37 PM (MVjcR)

63 The Holiday Inn Express joke is flying over my head; help?
Posted by: m at October 05, 2019 04:34 PM (1vjNQ)

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It was a HIE advertising theme.
Here is a place to start....

https://tinyurl.com/yylwjfdx




Posted by: Undocumented at October 05, 2019 04:38 PM (GNk5/)

64 Off to water the neglected plants. Everyone have a great rest of their day.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at October 05, 2019 04:38 PM (cDw3P)

65 My cat, Sparky, says Hi back at you Weasel Dog.

Posted by: Ronster at October 05, 2019 04:40 PM (YhCN5)

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I love animals, but I really don't really want them around my fruit and veggies at the grocery store or in a restaurant. Real service animals excepted.
Posted by: Infidel

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And this is exactly where the risk of allowing pets comes in. How many customers does a business lose because of animals vs non-customers who couldn't bring their dogs in? If a business owner figures they can safely lose your business, they deserve to, and you are right to shop elsewhere.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at October 05, 2019 04:40 PM (13CQC)

67 And this is exactly where the risk of allowing pets comes in. How many customers does a business lose because of animals vs non-customers who couldn't bring their dogs in? If a business owner figures they can safely lose your business, they deserve to, and you are right to shop elsewhere.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at October 05, 2019 04:40 PM (13CQC)

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That will just create more de facto food deserts!

Posted by: Undocumented at October 05, 2019 04:42 PM (GNk5/)

68 And this is exactly where the risk of allowing pets comes in. How many customers does a business lose because of animals vs non-customers who couldn't bring their dogs in? If a business owner figures they can safely lose your business, they deserve to, and you are right to shop elsewhere.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at October 05, 2019 04:40 PM (13CQC)

I have seen a number of pubs and restaurants here in Arizona that have pet-friendly outdoor patios. Don't want to share space with the doggies, eat indoors.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 05, 2019 04:44 PM (jEgzt)

69 61 The Holiday Inn Express joke is flying over my head; help?
Posted by: m at October 05, 2019 04:34 PM (1vjNQ)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHCTaUFXpP8
Posted by: hogmartin at October 05, 2019 04:35 PM (t+qrx)

Thank you!

Posted by: m at October 05, 2019 04:44 PM (1vjNQ)

70 63 The Holiday Inn Express joke is flying over my head; help?
Posted by: m at October 05, 2019 04:34 PM (1vjNQ)
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It was a HIE advertising theme.
Here is a place to start....

https://tinyurl.com/yylwjfdx

Posted by: Undocumented at October 05, 2019 04:38 PM (GNk5/)

Thanks!

Posted by: m at October 05, 2019 04:46 PM (1vjNQ)

71 Chicken tenders...
Thank you

Posted by: Mark at October 05, 2019 04:47 PM (ezuwj)

72 It was a HIE advertising theme.

Did they ever do one featuring a Congressional hearing?

Posted by: Basement Cat at October 05, 2019 04:47 PM (pPNCa)

73 Bring on the Chess babe.

Posted by: Quilp at October 05, 2019 04:48 PM (Bf3hj)

74 And I have no problem at all with well-behaved pets in stores that do not sell food and drink. Especially animals who are store pets; they add character to a place. I used to occasionally visit Holt's Surplus in Bashaw, Alberta, and they had a big cat that lorded over the place. Always got a cuddle from me.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 05, 2019 04:49 PM (jEgzt)

75 Beautiful dogs and parakeets, (sorry for the folks who loved their beautiful furry family members. That is so very hard). And that is quite a wonderful transformation for Lexi.

Since we didn't have any cat pictures today aside from the fat cat which got adopted, here's a picture from the SunnySkyz site of an adorable kitten:

https://tinyurl.com/y3xf23qk

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 05, 2019 04:50 PM (j0JAA)

76 Thank You to all the people that open their hearts and homes to dogs like Lexi.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 05, 2019 04:51 PM (j9bhg)

77 Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 05, 2019 04:50 PM (j0JAA)

My cats located all the heat vents in my place within a day of the onset of heating season.

Posted by: Basement Cat at October 05, 2019 04:52 PM (pPNCa)

78 51 I explain it to my grandson this way.
Dogs smell the same way we see color. Look out the window. How many shades of green do you see?
A dog can detect just as many shades of scent.
Amazing really.
Posted by: Diogenes at October 05, 2019 04:31 PM (axyOa)


As a kid/teen, the family had Labradors that also served as weekend bird hunting dogs. Family dog first, they would usually outperform the "professionally trained" dogs that others would bring to hunt with us. The other dogs usually looked good, and their dog would stop and point at the sagebrush where the pheasant was hiding.

My lab would always stay close to the hunters, so the birds were always in range. Except instead of pointing, he would crash the sagebrush and the pheasant would fly. You could watch the dog and tell he picked up a scent. Get ready! Bad form, but because the dog knew to stay close, the birds were always in range. The dog hated ducks and pheasants. But when retrieving, the softest mouth of any dog you've ever seen. Over the years, 4 different Labs. All the same, pretty much.

And when the weather turned really sunny and nice, and the ducks all rafted by the hundreds of thousands in the middle of the Columbia River and not fly, we would walk the small potholes and wasteways for the one-off ducks. The dog would disappear for a few minutes, and then come out of the cattails of a pothole with a cripple.

There was a guy with a couple of German shorthairs that would just stare. His dogs had no idea what to do, other than follow whistles and hand signals and retrieve downed birds.

A couple of those slow times, my dog would be the top hunter of the weekend.

But never, ever, did any of my dogs get a formal hunting lesson, because they were family dogs first. And very attentive to me/our family. They knew very well who fed them, who to bother if they wanted something, and who brought them along to this heaven on earth, called duck and pheasant hunting season. Dogs were not going to mess up a good thing.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at October 05, 2019 04:55 PM (sy5kK)

79 Thank You to all the people that open their hearts and homes to dogs like Lexi.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 05, 2019 04:51 PM (j9bhg)


You do know that we'll all expect lots of animal pictures on the Pet Thread following the Texas MoMe?

Posted by: Basement Cat at October 05, 2019 04:55 PM (pPNCa)

80 I don't have any problems with pet owners bringing their pets into places that allow pets. None whatsoever. And it should be up to the business owner to decide what they allow.

Not referring to Service Animals here.

My problem is with people who insist on bringing their pets where they *aren't* allowed so that they can feel Special and Sparkly.

Posted by: JQ at October 05, 2019 04:57 PM (gP/Z3)

81 Arf!

Posted by: Not Really Sandy at October 05, 2019 04:57 PM (hnyqs)

82 #75 Typo. Meant those who "lost" their family members.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 05, 2019 05:01 PM (j0JAA)

83 18
Slap hot iron to it SFgoth /s. There are vet techs and years of owner
collective wisdom. It may be that as with MDs the pros don't want to
offer advise w/o an actual patient visit.

///The patient died in April. My issue is theoretical at this point.

Posted by: SFGoth at October 05, 2019 05:01 PM (KAi1n)

84 Re the dogs olfactory ability.

As I have pointed out, our dog's nose never sleeps. The little critter can be sound asleep in another room, and a completely silent peanut butter cookie being consumed will result in an a pleading little face at your feet.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc.,etc. at October 05, 2019 05:01 PM (hnyqs)

85 Basement Cat, A dear friend sent me the cutest picture of his granddaughter .

A darling little girl with two little bodies sitting at attention, looking up longingly at her'

They are piglets!

Posted by: Ben Had at October 05, 2019 05:01 PM (j9bhg)

86 You do know that we'll all expect lots of animal pictures on the Pet Thread following the Texas MoMe?

Posted by: Basement Cat at October 05, 2019 04:55

I was just thinking about that. I figured attendees would not take their moronimals to a MoMe. Too much going on. Food, libations, shooting, and generally meeting other Morons.

Posted by: olddog in mo at October 05, 2019 05:01 PM (Dhht7)

87 SFGoth, do you wish to share the details?

Posted by: Ben Had at October 05, 2019 05:03 PM (j9bhg)

88 They are brothers that are shih-tzu, poodle and dachshund.
Ah. The very popular shihtpooashhound!

Posted by: andycanuck at October 05, 2019 05:04 PM (Dh1wo)

89 Only part of Cool Hand Luke I didn't like. He ran the Blood Hound to death.

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at October 05, 2019 05:06 PM (2DOZq)

90 I was just thinking about that. I figured attendees would not take their moronimals to a MoMe. Too much going on. Food, libations, shooting, and generally meeting other Morons.
Posted by: olddog in mo at October 05, 2019 05:01 PM (Dhht7)

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Yeah...

*remembers last year*

Momi's staying home, being kitteh-sat by the g-babies.

Posted by: SMH at October 05, 2019 05:07 PM (RU4sa)

91 Hey Ben Had!

Posted by: SMH at October 05, 2019 05:09 PM (RU4sa)

92 SMH, I do too.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 05, 2019 05:09 PM (j9bhg)

93 I'd really like the lawmakers to butt out and let store owners/managers decide their own pet policies.
Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at October 05, 2019 04:32 PM (cDw3P)

Yup....outta be a law banning lawmakers from restaurants and stores.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at October 05, 2019 05:10 PM (Z+IKu)

94 SMH, I can't wait to see you and ExEx again. This is the anniversary paryt after the wedding reception.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 05, 2019 05:11 PM (j9bhg)

95 Have you guys seen the one panel comic?

Kitty: In ancient times we cats were worshipped for our grace and beauty.

Doggeh: I am a very good boy!

:-)

Posted by: sinmi at October 05, 2019 05:14 PM (A5IVt)

96 lol!

We're counting down the days.

Next Saturday is the youngest's 4th B-day...4!

She can spell her name and count to 100, so I'm looking for something non-tech, educational, and not made of plastic.

Posted by: SMH at October 05, 2019 05:14 PM (RU4sa)

97 Your chair, your whips and your pets.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at October 05, 2019 05:16 PM (PUmDY)

98 SMH, I have some neat wooden jigsaw puzzles of different animals. If you think she would like them they are yours.

There is an elephant, a pig and one other I can think of right now.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 05, 2019 05:16 PM (j9bhg)

99 Just popping in to say Hi, and Thank everyone for sharing their amazing furry friends.

A quick note for SW Ohio-area Morons: Please check the sidebar for info on the 6th(!) Annual MoMe. It's coming up fast, and we have a couple VERY special guests.

Posted by: ibguy at October 05, 2019 05:17 PM (EHVbt)

100 Nood.

Posted by: HH at October 05, 2019 05:17 PM (mIJBI)

101 surviving the squirt bottle == badass
funny
Was it Klibern or something like that that did the cat cartoon books? I vaguely remember those and they were ironically ironic. Cat people would recognize their critters in many if not all of them

Posted by: micky at October 05, 2019 05:17 PM (nizGE)

102 98 SMH, I have some neat wooden jigsaw puzzles of different animals. If you think she would like them they are yours.

There is an elephant, a pig and one other I can think of right now.
Posted by: Ben Had at October 05, 2019 05:16 PM (j9bhg)

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I think her mom would approve of them, heh.

Thanks!

Posted by: SMH at October 05, 2019 05:19 PM (RU4sa)

103 She loves puzzles.

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

104 SMH, these are 3/4 in thick so after they are put together they are self standing.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 05, 2019 05:23 PM (j9bhg)

105 Can't wait to see them.

Posted by: SMH at October 05, 2019 05:27 PM (RU4sa)

106 Was it Klibern or something like that

The artist's name was Kliban. You can still get Kliban Cat T-shirts and other items at https://tinyurl.com/yxueeyph

Posted by: Basement Cat at October 05, 2019 05:28 PM (pPNCa)

107 Yep, that's him. Thanks Basement Cat. Round o 'nip for everyone!!! purrrrrrr..

Posted by: micky at October 05, 2019 05:41 PM (nizGE)

108 You do know that we'll all expect lots of animal pictures on the Pet Thread following the Texas MoMe?

Posted by: Basement Cat at October 05, 2019 04:55

I was just thinking about that. I figured attendees would not take their moronimals to a MoMe. Too much going on. Food, libations, shooting, and generally meeting other Morons.
Posted by: olddog
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Top door prize last year was a kitteh...

Posted by: lin-duh at October 05, 2019 06:14 PM (UUBmN)

109 Sympathies to all whose companions and "Best Buddies" have crossed that Rainbow Bridge. I know how you feel, 10 months, today, since I lost my "Brownie", Oliver.

I am a cat person, who loves my sister's dogs, too. None of them live long enough. Love them while you've got them to hug and LOVE on.

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