Ace of Spades Pet Thread

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H/T Legally Sufficient

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Good afternoon Morons, Lurkers and Pets. Thank you for cruising to the almost world famous Ace of Spades Pet Thread. Kick back for a couple of hours and enjoy the world of pets.


The Ace of Spades Pet Thread attempts to stay away from current events and politics. However once in awhile a funny meme finds it way here. Thanks to Bitter Clinger for the following:

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A Little of This. A Little of That.

Are these the best dog movies ever?

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Must watch video.

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Are there dogs which flunk out of guide school? Yes and here is what happens to them. Quite the story.


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Is that a rocket? Is that a squirrel? Nope, it's a cat with a fluffy tail. H/T Shibumi


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"The Power of the Dog"

There is sorrow enough in the natural way
From men and women to fill our day;
And when we are certain of sorrow in store,
Why do we always arrange for more?
Brothers and Sisters, I bid you beware
Of giving your heart to a dog to tear.

Buy a pup and your money will buy
Love unflinching that cannot lie --
Perfect passion and worship fed
By a kick in the ribs or a pat on the head.
Nevertheless it is hardly fair
To risk your heart for a dog to tear.

When the fourteen years which Nature permits
Are closing in asthma, or tumour, or fits,
And the vet's unspoken prescription runs
To lethal chambers or loaded guns,
Then you will find -- it's your own affair --
But . . . you've given your heart to a dog to tear.

When the body that lived at your single will,
With its whimper of welcome, is stilled (how still!)
When the spirit hat answered your every mood
Is gone -- wherever it goes -- for good,
You will discover how much you care,
And will give your heart to a dog to tear.

We've sorrow enough in the natural way,
When it comes to burying Christian clay.
Our loves are not given, but only lent,
At compound interest of cent per cent.
Though it is not always the case, I believe,
That the longer we've kept'em, the more do we grieve;

For, when debts are payable, right or wrong,
A short-time loan is as bad as a long --
So why in -- Heaven (before we are there)
Should we give our hearts to a dog to tear?
-Rudyard Kipling


H/T Hrothgar


Spot on.


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Meet The PetMorons


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This spring I vented on a Pet Thread that some asshole shot my 4 year-old cat, Bubbles, and his right leg was amputated.

He seems to have recovered. Bandwidth does not permit the video of pacing, looking for a quiet spot, running inside through the cat door into a bedroom and killing the bird while using my shoes as a trap. Always lovely to clean up, but he was really proud of himself. -Carpe Manana, an original lurker and infrequent commenter

Shooting someone's pet is about as low as a piece of human scum gets. So happy to hear that Bubbles has adjusted to being a 3 legged cat.

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Dear Mis. Hum.,

Here is a photo of Tobi, who is a Russian Blue. They're supposed to be hypoallergenic. I am still gathering emprirical evidence of that.

Cheers,
GolfBoy

Well GolfBoy, keep us posted on all of that scientific research you are doing. Tobi sure has a regal appearance. Thanks for your submission.

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Long time lurker and have enjoyed the weekly pet thread. Itís amazing how these animals burrow into our hearts.
This is Dora our Husky mix. She is our 60lb lap dog wondering why I quit scratching her while watching Jeopardy.
She is a mutt and a rescue dog I found while working in NC.
Never could understand why the good Lord sent me to NC when ATL construction was booming.
But it all make sense now.
Had to get Dora.

The Lord does things in mysterious ways at times. 60# lap dog is impressive. She looks like she is a fun dog. Sounds like the rescue was mutual. Thanks!

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Longtime lurker. Love Ace of Spades and the pet thread. These useless doggoís are accidental family. Neither were chosen but they wormed their way into our hearts anyway. Bella the pittie is the newest to the family, complements of our son who failed to launch. The big eared guy is Koda, hard to say no to a little girl that wanted a pony and settled for him. He is and always will be the comic relief around our house. They make my life better and thatís all that matters. Koda was there for me after my Dad died and made it his mission to bring me out of the sadness that engulfed me. They both make everyday worth the trouble.

From the look of those two angels it is easy to see how they wormed their way into your hearts. Wonderful story and pets. Thanks for sharing.


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Another Saturday, another great group of PetMorons and their humans! Thank you so much for making this thread work.

If you have something to share please forward your story, link, photo, etc. to us here at petmorons at gmail dot com.

Have a great week!!!

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1 Yay! Pet Thread.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at November 16, 2019 03:01 PM (Dhht7)

2 Great group of moronimals. Is that a rat in Bubbles mouth? Or a giant mouse?

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at November 16, 2019 03:08 PM (Dhht7)

3 That cat in the cartoon looks like Schiff !!!!!

Posted by: James at November 16, 2019 03:09 PM (qM84C)

4 I think it's a bird.

Posted by: Yoinks! at November 16, 2019 03:10 PM (vqIkG)

5 Happy Caturday! Love the proof of Russian collusion named Tobi.

Posted by: Basement Cat at November 16, 2019 03:10 PM (pPNCa)

6 That's a great pic of Dora. And Tobi is a real cutie.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at November 16, 2019 03:10 PM (Dhht7)

7 Doesn't look like a bird. Looks like rodent.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at November 16, 2019 03:12 PM (Dhht7)

8 Kiping is a master poet for a reason.

Posted by: exdem13 at November 16, 2019 03:15 PM (W+kMI)

9 Tobi looks just like our Bleu except Bleu has a white patch on her chest. I would like a pure Russian Blue but couldn't find one.

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

10 Kipling's not a bad poet either.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at November 16, 2019 03:16 PM (Dhht7)

11 No Moon Moon ?

Posted by: jsg at November 16, 2019 03:17 PM (o7TQR)

12 Pavlov's kittehs: Cats who have trained their Japanese human to drop treats on their plates when they ring service bells:

https://tinyurl.com/suyc9fn

Posted by: Basement Cat at November 16, 2019 03:17 PM (pPNCa)

13 We had an owl in our backyard this week. It was there for a couple of days but is gone now. We have a shed in the yard and it perched on a post by the roof. Definitely not afraid of us. There is an old farmhouse a few blocks down thai is a bit wooded. I suspect it lives there and came by to hunt for a bit.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at November 16, 2019 03:18 PM (Lqy/e)

14 List of dog movies does not acknowledge All Dogs Go To Heaven and Old Yeller 2: Savage Sam.

Posted by: exdem13 at November 16, 2019 03:24 PM (W+kMI)

15 How can you leave "A Dog's Purpose" of any top 10 or top 5 list? Ridiculous.

Posted by: Niblick386 at November 16, 2019 03:27 PM (Av7TK)

16 We had an owl in our backyard this week.

Do you know what kind of owl it is? I'm curious because in some years snowy owls come as far south as southern New England for the winter (it's technically called an irruption) even though their normal habitat is Alaska and northern Canada.

For bird watchers and the TX MoMe folks: here's a short video of the owls who live on the campus of Rice University. They're the school's mascots:

https://tinyurl.com/vfmoe66

Posted by: Basement Cat at November 16, 2019 03:28 PM (pPNCa)

17 Such nice and interesting pets today.

Thanks also for finding and posting the article about guide dog rejects. Memories. Back in the early 80's we lived in Morris County N.J. and there was a well known guide dog training school in downtown Morristown. I had to drive around the Morristown Square to get to work and come back home from work and there were always dogs (mostly black labs) being walked by their trainers-practicing curbs and stops and commands. I can't tell you how many times I almost rear-ended a car in front of me because I was so taken with admiring the good doggehs.

Posted by: corn and beans at November 16, 2019 03:28 PM (tkNkP)

18 I like the kitty with dinner in its mouth

Posted by: LoneRanger at November 16, 2019 03:30 PM (eaw6P)

19 Best dog movies?

Pshaw! Harrumph!

No "Goodbye, My Lady". And no "Old Yeller" mean

It's not a list of best dog movies.

Posted by: naturalfake at November 16, 2019 03:30 PM (kauXV)

20 Poor list of dog movies. No "Hachi" or "Old Yeller." Only two on the list I would agree with -- "Lassie Come Home" and "My Dog Skip" (#10?) All the anthropomorphic movies like "Homeward Bound" (including most Disney movies) are a disgrace to canine nature and dignity.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at November 16, 2019 03:31 PM (H8QX8)

21 I just got back from the Mecca of Good Doggehs, the Philadelphia Kennel Club Dog Show!

It was a GREAT show today, I won't spoil anything for those who watch on Thanksgiving

GolfBoy! Please let me know if the Russian Blue is in fact hypoallergenic. I really miss having a cat!

Posted by: BlackOrchid..A.E.D.K.H. at November 16, 2019 03:31 PM (Rarvo)

22 The squirrel kitteh from Japan is very cute. Since cuteness can be a great meal ticket in Japan, the kitteh has it made.

Posted by: exdem13 at November 16, 2019 03:33 PM (W+kMI)

23
Got the pens in the kennel washed today. I am taking a nap.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 16, 2019 03:34 PM (7rVsF)

24 ==Do you know what kind of owl it is? I'm curious because in some years snowy owls come as far south as southern New England for the winter (it's technically called an irruption) even though their normal habitat is Alaska and northern Canada.==

Some years snowy owls make it all the way down to Chicago. They are beautiful. When they show up it makes the news and wildlife photographers go nuts!

Posted by: corn and beans at November 16, 2019 03:35 PM (tkNkP)

25 It was hard for me to get a good look for identification. (Mostly because it was dark). Soild brown and maybe 12" tall. I'm in SW WA state.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at November 16, 2019 03:36 PM (Lqy/e)

26 A top 10 dog movie list that dose not incude "Old Yeller"?

Posted by: butch at November 16, 2019 03:39 PM (hXu8T)

27 I've had a lot of cats. I consider Russian Blues to be the most intelligent I've come across. And I've had males that helped with raising kittens too. Adter we move, I want to get another one. Will never replace Jack, of course.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at November 16, 2019 03:42 PM (Lqy/e)

28 I really want another dog. We have been dogless for four years, and Ms K and I cannot get on the same page.

She probably loved the last one, a Belgian sheepdog (looks like a black coyote) more than I, or thinks she did. I was a four-day drive away when we had to put the dog down after 14 wonderful years, and I still get a lot of grief for not being there to share the grief.

On a whim, we went into a pet store selling dogs recently and saw a female miniature lab doodle, took her out of the cage and did some cuddling and letting her sniff us, then left the shop saying, hey, we cannot decide this quick.

Went home and watched some YouTube vids of a girl trainer in Toledo showing us what she did with a doodle named Murphy, a young puppy, in eight weeks of training. Walked the dog completely through a busy Lowe's, off leash, the pup absolutely constant at her heel, gleefully matching her pace as she slowed, quickened, turned abruptly, stopped to chat, and made noise pounding a plastic tub.

I thought, could this be done with a $1,400 pet shop puppie, or does one have to go to a breeding ranch and pay $3,600 for one of these?

A doodle is supposedly a not-shedder, but you have to cut their coat.

Whaddya think? Oh, and where we live, rescue is ridiculous. The shelters have nothing but pit bull mix, and three quarters of what they have are taken off the mean streets of San Juan, or from the D.R.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at November 16, 2019 03:43 PM (+fPHo)

29 I'm in SW WA state.

Given your location, your visitor could have been a northern spotted owl. They're about 12" to 16" tall and dark brown in color. Interestingly, the females are larger than the males.

Posted by: Basement Cat at November 16, 2019 03:45 PM (pPNCa)

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The guide dog article is interesting.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at November 16, 2019 03:47 PM (13CQC)

31 a few winters ago i heard the most amazing ruckus out back...a hundred or more ...birds, small, dont know what birds but sqeeling like banshees at 5 am. Up in one of the big pecans is a huge shape and it appears to be feeding on something.

A big barn owl snacking most likely of one of the birds.
The owl was huge. Really huge. One crazy scene of nature.



Posted by: LoneRanger at November 16, 2019 03:48 PM (eaw6P)

32 hi Les!

Look if you think the dog you saw seemed healthy I wouldn't rule it out. Most of the time they're going to come from "puppymill" type farmers - around here they're Amish. it's not the worst thing in the world but they're probably line breeding any purebred you get, but this is a cross so you're safer from that at least.

I'm surprised you're seeing over three grand for doodles from hobby breeders, but it sounds like you're in Cali so

I prefer breed rescue orgs to shelters. shelters are tough for people nowadays, I agree on that.

the best option is an actual breeder, which would mean no "doodle" - but if you liked your Belgian there are so many great Belgian breeders and a very trong breed rescue!

I like the poodle crosses just fine - they are a total mixed bag tho. Some are AWESOME and some are flaky. they're not "to type" - they're really just mixes. it's hard to imagine paying even two grand for essentially a "custom" mutt. but the mix is a good mix usually.

I was JUST at the dog show and reminded myself of my love for the Belgian breeds, and the normal Labs, and especially the Chesapeake Bay Retrievers. Those dogs are amazing and the fancy (breeders) are fantastic, in the main. Consider a curly coated retriever (I've had two, they're awesome) or a flat coated retriever if you're just looking for a bit different breed than your normal lab (or a chessie!)

and of course poodles are good doggos too

my last word - if you felt great about the pet shop dog, go back and run thru some quick temperament testing with her to be safe, and just be ready for some extra vet visits, but she will probably be just fine. (I have a dog here now that came from an Amish farm, she was free tho lol. she's healthy and pretty much a total goof! she was a "barn dog")

Posted by: BlackOrchid..A.E.D.K.H. at November 16, 2019 03:52 PM (Rarvo)

33 When I went hiking with Sully and his gorgeous wife they had two guide dog rejects

Posted by: Mjb at November 16, 2019 03:58 PM (H8mJH)

34 Hadrian! Can't tell if you're still here.

Did you see this in the EMT?

127 I visited #1 son a few weeks ago. Going out for dinner i noticed a plaque by the front door. It read:

"Hey moron', get out there, piss off a few lunatics, live the good life and make good shit happen"

Where you get this?

Hadrian VII with some of my own embellishment

So you lurk or you comment any?

Lurk mostly...im busy

I never met a Moron and here i find i've known one all his life.

Posted by: LoneRanger at November 16, 2019 07:13 AM (eaw6P)

Posted by: m at November 16, 2019 03:59 PM (Ne1i4)

35 Nice Pets Ya'll!......

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at November 16, 2019 03:59 PM (Z+IKu)

36 Kipling also wrote:

"A man can never have too much red wine, too many books, or too much ammunition!"

I thought he also included cigars in his list, but it didn't come up in my quick search!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar knows EDKH at November 16, 2019 04:00 PM (BiNEL)

37 We adopted a shelter cat in Atlanta many years ago, that turned out to be a pure Russian Blue.

The kitten was found at the ATL airport near the cargo area, and the vet said it probably got out of a crate.


He was one of the most beautiful, and smartest kittehs we ever had. He'd ride on D'oh's shoulders while he was raking leaves, and then dive off into the leaf pile. And he was quite the hunter of chipmunks and other rodents.

He was also the very last kitteh we ever allowed to go outdoors. We lived on a quiet street, and he used to cross the street in the afternoon to visit his kitty pal. One afternoon as I was gardening after work, he was bugging me, digging up things as fast as I could plant them. I shooed him away.

I remember hearing a commotion coming from the front yard, and a neighbor, in tears, came into the backyard with Duke's body in a plastic hamper. A speeding teenaged driver hit him as he crossed the street.

I had to tell my husband about it over the phone that night when he called from a business trip to Boston. It tore him up. So no more outside kitties for us.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 16, 2019 04:02 PM (ptqGC)

38 My grandsons love the Snow Buddies movie about the golden retriever pups and their sledding adventure.

My granddog is nearly 17 and the Kipling poem struck home as we deal with his infirmities. But of course we will always give our hearts to a new dog to tear.

Each furry loss hurts as much as the first, but missing all the doggie chores and moments is more difficult than the griefs. My maximum time without adopting another has been seven days. One time it was three, the older I get the more programmed I become, and opening the door to let out a dog who is not there does hurt.

Owner of granddog is considering adding a pup to the home, so that routines aren't lost and so that pup can absorb some of the grief when the time comes.

Posted by: CN at November 16, 2019 04:03 PM (U7k5w)

39 That's not a Russian Blue. Real RBs have green eyes and they are expensive$$$ as heck.

That's a pic is of a DHS with bluish-grey fur. Very nice looking kitty, but not a RB.

Posted by: HuuskerDu at November 16, 2019 04:03 PM (gYAkw)

40 One of our favorite dog (and cat) adventure movies is Milo and Otis.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 16, 2019 04:04 PM (ptqGC)

41 Epstein/Not Epstein

I laughed!

And the pets are all great; I thought the Russian Blue was particularly beautiful.

Nice story about a group of motorists who stop on a busy highway in Houston to rescue a dog.

https://tinyurl.com/ur93jp5

That's a busy highway? They haven't lived in Jersey.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 16, 2019 04:04 PM (WI7YS)

42 aw Jane

that is so sad

Posted by: BlackOrchid..A.E.D.K.H. at November 16, 2019 04:05 PM (Rarvo)

43 What beautiful moron animals. I love them all.

Posted by: Ladyl at November 16, 2019 04:05 PM (TdMsT)

44 Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 16, 2019 04:02 PM (ptqGC)

I'm sorry, Jane. That's a sad story.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 16, 2019 04:06 PM (WI7YS)

45 The owl was huge. Really huge.

Great horned owls are big enough to make off with foxes, raccoons, house cats, and even small bobcats. And wildlife photographers know to be very careful when taking photos of juvenile great horned owls because the parent birds can attack, with talons capable of exerting as much pressure as a German shepherd's bite. According to a website called Owlcation, the great horned owl is the only bird of prey ever known to have killed a human (the guy was trying to steal the owl's eggs).

https://tinyurl.com/quxbgkf

Posted by: Basement Cat at November 16, 2019 04:06 PM (pPNCa)

46 A big barn owl snacking most likely of one of the birds.
The owl was huge. Really huge. One crazy scene of nature.

Posted by: LoneRanger at November 16, 2019 03:48 PM (eaw6P)



Several years ago, when the kiddos were all small, we were coming home from a restaurant.

We got out of the car out front and sudden a YUGE dark shadow swept soundlessly just over our heads and landed on a large branch of the oak next door.

It was a Great Horned Owl and it had to be two feet tall. The Owl sized us up with with the insouciance of an apex predator, decided the kiddos were to big to hunt then ignored us and went back to pursuing the Fine Art of Owlery.

That was the summer most of the rabbits disappeared from our neighborhood.

Posted by: naturalfake at November 16, 2019 04:06 PM (kauXV)

47 Dora's expression made me laugh!

Posted by: Sue at November 16, 2019 04:07 PM (+ZK/F)

48
aw Jane



that is so sad

Posted by: BlackOrchid..A.E.D.K.H. at November 16, 2019 04:05 PM (Rarvo)


He was a gorgeous, muscular cat, and very funny. We came home one night, and he was waaaaay up in a very tall pine, swaying back and forth on a limb, yowling. I freaked out because I was afraid he couldn't get down, but he did. He loved to climb.

I watched him tackle a squirrel one day, and the squirrel put up quite a fight. So he left squirrels alone after that. Such a great boy.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 16, 2019 04:07 PM (ptqGC)

49 [HEART] Bubbles, Bella, Koda, and Tobi.

Through hundreds of comments on the ONT last night, Morons arrived at the conclusion that Norah Jones is pretty.

Here's a song by her about a doggeh:

https://youtu.be/5N4afR_C3I4

Posted by: logprof at November 16, 2019 04:09 PM (V35Xz)

50 Sorry about kitteh, Jane. How's the ankle?

Posted by: CN at November 16, 2019 04:09 PM (U7k5w)

51 Les, my SIL has a labradoodle. She is the BEST dog! Very sweet and loving. Dumber than a post though.

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

52 Love the Epstein cats. Lol.


All today's pets are great. Dora looks like a love bug, and makes me think of Moon Moon.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 16, 2019 04:09 PM (ptqGC)

53 The Russian Blue is beautiful.

I'm sorry about your kitteh Jane. That's why I am a fan of indoor catz.

Posted by: shibumi, living in Atlas Shrugged at November 16, 2019 04:09 PM (Wmf3G)

54 The must-watch video is must-watch.

Posted by: m at November 16, 2019 04:10 PM (Ne1i4)

55 That was the summer most of the rabbits disappeared from our neighborhood.
Posted by: naturalfake at November 16, 2019 04:06 PM (kauXV)

When our rabbits vanished, it was foxes.

Posted by: CN at November 16, 2019 04:10 PM (U7k5w)

56 Hi, CN. Ankle is going to be a long slog healing. I have soft tissue damage, plus another small fracture in a foot bone.

D'oh and D'oh Boy have gone to ATL to see the GA Tech game and visit Grandma. It's really windy, rainy and cold here so I'm staying inside.

Was just thinking about MAYBE thinking about adopting another kitty.


Maybe.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 16, 2019 04:11 PM (ptqGC)

57
Through hundreds of comments on the ONT last night, Morons arrived at the conclusion that Norah Jones is pretty.



Pretty face. Hillaryesque body.

Strangely, enough, she is Ravi Shankar's bastard daughter.

Music talent, though not sitar-talent, runs in the family.

Posted by: naturalfake at November 16, 2019 04:12 PM (kauXV)

58 I'm sorry about your kitteh Jane. That's why I am a fan of indoor catz.

Same here. I'd never let my cats outside because of crazy local drivers-- and the adults are worse speeders than the teens.

Posted by: Basement Cat at November 16, 2019 04:12 PM (pPNCa)

59 both of our rescue cats are strictly indoors.

Posted by: lin-duh at November 16, 2019 04:12 PM (UUBmN)

60 I always enjoy the pet thread. A dog movie that I loved was a strange little sci f post nuclear war film called A Boy and His Dog. Don Johnson and the great Jason Robards.

Posted by: Thomas LaBelle at November 16, 2019 04:13 PM (XHdLb)

61 Lots of cats!

A group of cats us called a clowder of cats, except when they're grumpy, then they're called a glaribg of cats.

Posted by: VM's phone at November 16, 2019 04:14 PM (EGSGm)

62 (verse four, line three)

When the spirit hat answered your every mood

I was wondering: What's a "spirit hat"?

Posted by: m at November 16, 2019 04:14 PM (Ne1i4)

63 Our last four (long-lived) kittehs were strictly indoor. We have a screened porch where they used to enjoy watching the bird feeder and even the deer.



Now that we have foxes, coyotes, Great Horned Owls, etc., we almost never see strays/ferals. And all the marsh bunnies we used to have around here have disappeared.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 16, 2019 04:14 PM (ptqGC)

64 56: If you're stuck home a lot, a kitty might be a nice addition.

Ankles and all foot injuries are the very devil to heal.

Posted by: CN at November 16, 2019 04:14 PM (U7k5w)

65 ==When our rabbits vanished, it was foxes.==

When our rabbits vanished it was coyotes. Meanwhile, the skunks flourish and proliferate. Apparently nobody want to mess with skunks.

Posted by: corn and beans at November 16, 2019 04:15 PM (tkNkP)

66 56: If you're stuck home a lot, a kitty might be a nice addition.



Ankles and all foot injuries are the very devil to heal.

Posted by: CN at November 16, 2019 04:14 PM (U7k5w)


Yep. I'm still planning on doing a scaled-down Thanksgiving here.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 16, 2019 04:16 PM (ptqGC)

67 I've recently lost a team of two barn cats that were with us so long I cannot remember when they showed up. I considered them semi-feral because they showed regularly for breakfast but did not allow any but the briefest of touches. I still miss them.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar knows EDKH at November 16, 2019 04:18 PM (BiNEL)

68 So sorry, Hrothgar. I've read stories of race horses that became bonded with barn cats.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 16, 2019 04:20 PM (ptqGC)

69 Posted by: m at November 16, 2019 04:14 PM (Ne1i4)

I was hoping no one would notice that, don't know how it slipped by the proprietor here!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar knows EDKH at November 16, 2019 04:20 PM (BiNEL)

70 Posted by: naturalfake at November 16, 2019 04:12 PM (kauXV)

--Don't see the Hitlery body.

LMAO, and I think everybody knows she's the result of Ravi Shankaring her mom. Kinda like "Hey, Jerome Bettis is from Detroit" c. 2005.

Posted by: logprof at November 16, 2019 04:21 PM (V35Xz)

71 69 Posted by: m at November 16, 2019 04:14 PM (Ne1i4)

I was hoping no one would notice that, don't know how it slipped by the proprietor here!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar knows EDKH at November 16, 2019 04:20 PM (BiNEL)

It adds fun.

Posted by: m at November 16, 2019 04:22 PM (Ne1i4)

72 Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 16, 2019 04:20 PM (ptqGC)

Thanks, sorry to hear of your cat loss as well. A really personable cat is a fantastic companion and it sounds that's exactly what you had!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar knows EDKH at November 16, 2019 04:22 PM (BiNEL)

73
Thanks, sorry to hear of your cat loss as well. A
really personable cat is a fantastic companion and it sounds that's
exactly what you had!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar knows EDKH at November 16, 2019 04:22 PM (BiNEL)


The last two we had to put down were two of the sweetest ever. I'm still not over it. On days like today, alone in the house on a cold, blustery day, both Sandy and Spanky would cuddle up right next to me, and almost fight to get up against my neck.


I swore after we lost Sandy (cancer), I'd never have another cat or pet of any kind. But I'm gradually rethinking that decision.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 16, 2019 04:26 PM (ptqGC)

74 It adds fun.
Posted by: m at November 16, 2019 04:22 PM (Ne1i4)

--Now i'll be obsessing over whether it's supped to be "has" or "hath"

Posted by: logprof at November 16, 2019 04:26 PM (V35Xz)

75 Our white Turkish long hair rescue, Princess, was an indoor cat that ran outside one day. She got up on the roof, but refused attempts to get her down, jumped off the roof onto a car, and ran off. We saw her a day later as she went down a street sewer drain and figured that would be the last time we saw her. Three days later she showed up at the door bedraggled, filthy, and somewhat bow legged! She has never gone outside again, even if the door gets left open. She learned her lesson about the great outdoors!

Posted by: Jayhawkone at November 16, 2019 04:27 PM (gIbIt)

76 We had neighbors in Spokane that raised Russian Blues. Their tom crossed with one of our cats. They wanted the kittens, but they were just a few weeks old when we moved so we kept them. That was Manny, Moe and Jack (the first). No green eyed cats among them but they had those tall pointed ears like the cat above.
Jack number two was at the side of the road when someone deliberately ran over him. That's why I don't have outdoor cats. I hate people like that.
I'm sure Jack number three was a cross, but he also had the big ears and looked like Tobi above. He was the best cat I've ever had, even though he managed to tick me off at times.

Posted by: notsothoreau at November 16, 2019 04:27 PM (Lqy/e)

77 Jane D'oh and Hrothgar--

So sorry to learn about the loss of your kitties.

Posted by: Ladyl at November 16, 2019 04:27 PM (TdMsT)

78 The one creature we don't have here are skunks. But we're experiencing an infestation of armadillos. They will tear up a yard.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 16, 2019 04:27 PM (ptqGC)

79 Hi, Ladyl!

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 16, 2019 04:28 PM (ptqGC)

80 Today has been a ho-hum college football day, but I read that Tua had to be carted off, so there's news.

Posted by: logprof at November 16, 2019 04:28 PM (V35Xz)

81 Hi Jane D'Oh!

I'm resting on the couch before dinner date. Engaged in some serious commerce today and I'm pooped!

Posted by: Ladyl at November 16, 2019 04:30 PM (TdMsT)

82
Hi Jane D'Oh!



I'm resting on the couch before dinner date. Engaged in some serious commerce today and I'm pooped!

Posted by: Ladyl at November 16, 2019 04:30 PM (TdMsT)


I've bought the first Christmas gift, and am lazily doing some on-line browsing. I have no idea what to get people this year.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 16, 2019 04:31 PM (ptqGC)

83 I'm down to three cats. One is an indoor outdoor cat, so I don't claim her. She thinks she is my cat anyway. The other two are my Scottish folds. They are still confined to the bedroom. I wanted to give the springer rescue a chance to settle in. And now we have other people living in the house, so I don't see any reason to let them out of the bedroom. I like the Scottish folds but they are sort of weird cats.
At some point, the right cat will come along.

Posted by: notsothoreau at November 16, 2019 04:31 PM (Lqy/e)

84 Ladyl, dinner date? Have fun and behave yourself! Report back!

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 16, 2019 04:31 PM (ptqGC)

85 Tagovailoa was unable to put any weight on the right side of his body after injuring his right hip. He was reportedly "screaming in pain" when being removed from the cart in the locker room area, according to ESPN sideline reporter Molly McGrath. Trainers also treated Tagovailoa for a bloody nose suffered when his facemask hit the turf head-on.


--Damn.

I'm not a Bama fan, but this sucks.

Posted by: logprof at November 16, 2019 04:31 PM (V35Xz)

86
Ugh.

Texas being outplayed by Iowa, fercrissakes!

Those Cornheads must be on bath salts.

Posted by: naturalfake at November 16, 2019 04:33 PM (kauXV)

87 I am doing Christmas knitting. The nephew that took our parrots asked for a watch cap. It's amazing how much he likes those parrots. They even picked up a second male cockatoo! The birds all seem happy and it should help me heal up.
When I finish the cap, I have socks to knit. And I'll go back to knitting a couple of gifts for co-workers, to give them when I retire. I figure maybe by knitting them, I might actually wind up retiring.

Posted by: notsothoreau at November 16, 2019 04:33 PM (Lqy/e)

88
--Damn.



I'm not a Bama fan, but this sucks.

Posted by: logprof at November 16, 2019 04:31 PM (V35Xz)


I actually saw when that happened. Had the TV on for noise/company. I always think of the parents, and how freaked out they must be. I hope the kid will be okay.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 16, 2019 04:33 PM (ptqGC)

89 78 The one creature we don't have here are skunks. But we're experiencing an infestation of armadillos. They will tear up a yard.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 16, 2019 04:27 PM (ptqGC)

--I gave my mom a sadz last month when I introduced her to pangolins (kinda like tropical armadillos), the only mammals with scales. She was sad to read that they're endangered.

Posted by: logprof at November 16, 2019 04:34 PM (V35Xz)

90 I like the Scottish folds but they are sort of weird cats.

I've always been intrigued by them. I read a book several years ago called The Cat Who Went to Paris/A Cat Abroad. It's sort of two books in one. Anyway it's about a guy who owned a Scottish fold and their adventures. It was a great read and probably why I'm so intrigued by them. Alas, hubby is allergic to cats.

Posted by: Jewells45 at November 16, 2019 04:35 PM (dUJdY)

91 I actually saw when that happened. Had the TV on for noise/company. I always think of the parents, and how freaked out they must be. I hope the kid will be okay.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 16, 2019 04:33 PM (ptqGC)

--Tua's a good kid, too. The committee takes injuries into account when selecting for the CFP, so this may rule Bama out.

Posted by: logprof at November 16, 2019 04:36 PM (V35Xz)

92 yesterday morning found a dead squirrel on the front step...almost stepped on it.

Thanks Shredder...

Posted by: LoneRanger at November 16, 2019 04:36 PM (eaw6P)

93 Jesus Christ. I just went to fetch that book and there was note inside from my mom. Merry Christmas 2009. I got this from the used book store in mint condition. I thought you might enjoy it. Love Mom.

Now I'm bawling.

Posted by: Jewells45 at November 16, 2019 04:38 PM (dUJdY)

94 Teddy Bear, the talking porcupine, loves pumpkin:

https://tinyurl.com/lkrqdp6

Who knew porcupines were so darned cute?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 16, 2019 04:38 PM (ptqGC)

95 Trainers also treated Tagovailoa for a bloody nose suffered when his facemask hit the turf head-on.

At least college teams haven't yet started pulling off helmets and beating players with them.

Posted by: Basement Cat at November 16, 2019 04:39 PM (pPNCa)

96 Pet Thread!

Posted by: Weasel at November 16, 2019 04:39 PM (nOpGg)

97 93 Jesus Christ. I just went to fetch that book and there was note inside from my mom. Merry Christmas 2009. I got this from the used book store in mint condition. I thought you might enjoy it. Love Mom.

Now I'm bawling.
Posted by: Jewells45 at November 16, 2019 04:38 PM (dUJdY)

--This will be the first Christmas I spend with my family in six years.

I hope it makes me feel younger.

Posted by: logprof at November 16, 2019 04:39 PM (V35Xz)

98 The VaTech Hokies have came to play in Atlanta. 28-0 Hokies, 2nd Qt.

Posted by: Puddleglum, a New Soviet Virginian at November 16, 2019 04:40 PM (68Eft)

99 Now THAT is a tail. You could make two whole cats outta that tail.

Fell in love with Dora. That face!

Koda looks to be one long-suffering dog. It's amazing what they will put up with from pups.

May Bubbles some day have the pleasure of encountering his attacker in a dark alley. From a tree.

Posted by: creeper at November 16, 2019 04:41 PM (fE1wp)

100 Aww, Jewells. {{{hug}}}

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 16, 2019 04:41 PM (ptqGC)

101 Also, that Napoleon cat is crazy cute. I want!

Posted by: Puddleglum, a New Soviet Virginian at November 16, 2019 04:42 PM (68Eft)

102 At least college teams haven't yet started pulling off helmets and beating players with them.
Posted by: Basement Cat at November 16, 2019 04:39 PM (pPNCa)

--Jim Brown was at that game. I wonder what he was thinking when that debacle broke out.

Posted by: logprof at November 16, 2019 04:42 PM (V35Xz)

103 I've bought the first Christmas gift, and am lazily doing some on-line browsing. I have no idea what to get people this year.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 16, 2019 04:31 PM (ptqGC)

Everyone has everything! I ask for Christmas lists for everyone.

Posted by: Ladyl at November 16, 2019 04:43 PM (TdMsT)

104 The VaTech Hokies have came to play in Atlanta. 28-0 Hokies, 2nd Qt.

Posted by: Puddleglum, a New Soviet Virginian at November 16, 2019 04:40 PM (68Eft)


That's too bad. My husband and son drove up for that game.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 16, 2019 04:43 PM (ptqGC)

105 My husband is the one that came up with the foldies. You can't cross fold to fold. They have a nasty genetic problem (spinal I believe). You have to cross with another breed. The two I have now have like a half folded ear. In a litter, you'll get a mix of folds and non-folds. The cat I don't claim is from a fold litter but has normal ears. She looks a bit like a Persian as she has that flatter face.

Fanny, my youngest cat, was from the last litter of the momma cat. I think my sister-in-law didn't give them the best nutrition as Fanny is still pretty small. She doesn't have real heats either so I've never had her spayed. She is fairly smart and plays fetch. She seems to think I'm a retarded cat. The other fold, Maurice, is from the litter before her. He's normal sized, but doesn't have a very interesting personality. Folds also seem to be a bit on the shy side, compared to other cats.

Posted by: notsothoreau at November 16, 2019 04:44 PM (Lqy/e)

106 Jane, this will be the first holiday without her.

Posted by: Jewells45 at November 16, 2019 04:44 PM (dUJdY)

107 Everyone has everything!


Yep.

As of right now, this is shaping up to be a Gift Card Christmas(TM).

which I kinda hate.

Posted by: naturalfake at November 16, 2019 04:44 PM (kauXV)

108 Dinner date Ladyl? I think we should meet this fellow first,

Posted by: Weasel at November 16, 2019 04:44 PM (nOpGg)

109 Same here. I'd never let my cats outside because of crazy local drivers-- and the adults are worse speeders than the teens.

Posted by: Basement Cat at November 16, 2019 04:12 PM

Cat#1 still goes outside. Doesn't leave yard much as he's getting older. Mainly to eat grass. Cat#2 just started going out on deck early morning for about 5 minutes few times a week.

We're lucky in that our homes are on dead end streets so don't have to worry about much traffic.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at November 16, 2019 04:45 PM (Dhht7)

110 Everyone has everything! I ask for Christmas lists for everyone.

Posted by: Ladyl at November 16, 2019 04:43 PM (TdMsT)


I do the same. Last year I bought small electronics (key/phone finders, etc.) for my guys (husband, son, and "adopted" foreign sons). We also do name draws for my husbands large family.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 16, 2019 04:45 PM (ptqGC)

111 98 The VaTech Hokies have came to play in Atlanta. 28-0 Hokies, 2nd Qt.
Posted by: Puddleglum, a New Soviet Virginian at November 16, 2019 04:40 PM (68Eft)

--Hokies are on the upswing, and I think they'll be a dangerous team next season.

But don't get me started on my ODU Monarchs. Thaeir coach is gonna be shitcanned, if he hasn't been already as I type.

Posted by: logprof at November 16, 2019 04:46 PM (V35Xz)

112 93 Jesus Christ. I just went to fetch that book and there was note inside from my mom. Merry Christmas 2009. I got this from the used book store in mint condition. I thought you might enjoy it. Love Mom.

Now I'm bawling.
Posted by: Jewells45 at November 16, 2019 04:38 PM (dUJdY)


{{{Jewells}}}

Those things just blindside us...

A while back, I was organizing my desk and came across an old notepad. My husband had written a note: "Animals are fed. What would you like for dinner tonight? Maybe we should go out. Don't get into trouble. Love you. "

It took me days to recover from that.

Posted by: Ladyl at November 16, 2019 04:46 PM (TdMsT)

113 That's too bad. My husband and son drove up for that game.

Posted by: Jane D'oh



They may be home sooner than expected. The Hokies are about to score again. Still 2nd Qt.

:-)

Posted by: Puddleglum, a New Soviet Virginian at November 16, 2019 04:46 PM (68Eft)

114 She seems to think I'm a retarded cat.

Vets will tell you that all kittehs think of humans as oversize but dimwitted kittens.

Posted by: Basement Cat at November 16, 2019 04:47 PM (pPNCa)

115 Jane, this will be the first holiday without her.

Posted by: Jewells45 at November 16, 2019 04:44 PM (dUJdY)


Hon, that is so tough. Ten years this past October for my mom, and it still hurts. I put out all the little decorations she left me, and it is comforting to see her Christmas things around the house. Maybe you can do something like that.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 16, 2019 04:48 PM (ptqGC)

116 I made socks for my stepson and got him hooked. Then his girlfriend asked for a pair. She is very appreciative, so she got a second pair for her birthday. They live on the coast and wear them around in the house. They want me to make a pair for the baby, which I will tackle for Christmas. Since I work from home, I can work on these during the day. And I have yarn for another cabled sweater for my husband, but he'll be okay with getting it after Christmas. That's really all I want to make gifts for.

Posted by: notsothoreau at November 16, 2019 04:49 PM (Lqy/e)

117
I do the same. Last year I bought small electronics (key/phone finders, etc.) for my guys (husband, son, and "adopted" foreign sons). We also do name draws for my husbands large family.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 16, 2019 04:45 PM (ptqGC)


Last year I gifted money (gift exclusion).I do it every few years. It's the easiest way to do Christmas. But very, very expensive.

Posted by: Ladyl at November 16, 2019 04:49 PM (TdMsT)

118 They may be home sooner than expected. The Hokies are about to score again. Still 2nd Qt.



:-)

Posted by: Puddleglum, a New Soviet Virginian at November 16, 2019 04:46 PM (68Eft)


They're spending the night with my 95 y.o. MiL. So they won't be home till tomorrow afternoon late.

My late FiL was Tech's athletic director many years ago.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 16, 2019 04:50 PM (ptqGC)

119 ==Everyone has everything! ==

Last year I gave gas gift cards (in various denominations depending on relationship to recipient) to almost everybody except immediate family. Not too imaginative I know but I got great feedback and thanks for giving something useful.

Posted by: corn and beans at November 16, 2019 04:50 PM (tkNkP)

120 Fanny doesn't seem to think I'm a kitten. She acts more like I'm the momma cat. But really, who can tell what they think?

Posted by: notsothoreau at November 16, 2019 04:50 PM (Lqy/e)

121 Puddleglum, dare we dream of a CFP with the Golden Gophers but without the Tide?

If that happens, I'll start preppin'.

Posted by: logprof at November 16, 2019 04:50 PM (V35Xz)

122

Last year I gifted money (gift exclusion).I do it every few years. It's the easiest way to do Christmas. But very, very expensive.
Posted by: Ladyl at November 16, 2019 04:49 PM (TdMsT)
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Do you need my address?

Posted by: Weasel at November 16, 2019 04:50 PM (nOpGg)

123 119 ==Everyone has everything! ==

Last year I gave gas gift cards (in various denominations depending on relationship to recipient) to almost everybody except immediate family. Not too imaginative I know but I got great feedback and thanks for giving something useful.
Posted by: corn and beans at November 16, 2019 04:50 PM (tkNkP)


The truth is, most people want gift cards more than anything else.

Posted by: Ladyl at November 16, 2019 04:51 PM (TdMsT)

124 Our church does an angel tree every year for Christmas. This year I selected angel gift cards for the local veterans who live in the tiny house project here.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 16, 2019 04:51 PM (ptqGC)

125 Lol! You have to be an immediate family member!

Posted by: Ladyl at November 16, 2019 04:52 PM (TdMsT)

126 WeaselDog is at home and I'm at the farm. I miss that little nutty rascal!

Posted by: Weasel at November 16, 2019 04:52 PM (nOpGg)

127 I had a standard poodle who wore bows in her ears. For a year after she died I would occasionally find a bow in the couch cushions, beneath a chair or wrapped in a dust kitty under the bed. The first few times it happened I went to tears but after that those bows brought a smile.

Posted by: creeper at November 16, 2019 04:53 PM (fE1wp)

128 125 Lol! You have to be an immediate family member!
Posted by: Ladyl at November 16, 2019 04:52 PM (TdMsT)
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Aw, man!

Posted by: Weasel at November 16, 2019 04:54 PM (nOpGg)

129
124 Our church does an angel tree every year for Christmas. This year I selected angel gift cards for the local veterans who live in the tiny house project here.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 16, 2019 04:51 PM (ptqGC)


I love that. When I lived in Mount Vernon, all the churches got together and did gift drives to serve the whole county. It was wonderful.

Posted by: Ladyl at November 16, 2019 04:54 PM (TdMsT)

130 The truth is, most people want gift cards more than anything else.

Posted by: Ladyl at November 16, 2019 04:51 PM (TdMsT)


THIS! I tell people every single year, just give me a gift card please. But noooo, I end up with something I don't want or need and have to return. The life coach SiL sez gift cards are "tacky and thoughtless."


Someone was actually considering surprising a boyfriend with a puppy last year, until she was convinced that surprising someone with a living creature was a very, very bad idea.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 16, 2019 04:54 PM (ptqGC)

131 121 Puddleglum, dare we dream of a CFP with the Golden Gophers but without the Tide?

If that happens, I'll start preppin'.
Posted by: logprof



Heh! That would be great but unlikely. The Golden Gophers still have to play OSU at some point. Probably the Big 10 Championship. They aren't beating the Buckeyes. PSU seems to think they can next week. They won't. I'd like see it but they won't.

Posted by: Puddleglum, a New Soviet Virginian at November 16, 2019 04:54 PM (68Eft)

132 128 125 Lol! You have to be an immediate family member!
Posted by: Ladyl at November 16, 2019 04:52 PM (TdMsT)
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Aw, man!
Posted by: Weasel at November 16, 2019 04:54 PM (nOpGg)


But I feel like you are family!

Posted by: Ladyl at November 16, 2019 04:54 PM (TdMsT)

133 Oh Ladyl that had to be tough girl. I can't imagine life without my hubbers.

Posted by: Jewells45 at November 16, 2019 04:55 PM (dUJdY)

134 Weasel, check ur email.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 16, 2019 04:55 PM (ptqGC)

135
But I feel like you are family!
Posted by: Ladyl at November 16, 2019 04:54 PM (TdMsT)
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That's as good as cash!

Posted by: Weasel at November 16, 2019 04:55 PM (nOpGg)

136 The rain has finally let up. Gonna hobble down to the mailbox.

Laterz.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 16, 2019 04:56 PM (ptqGC)

137 Jane, yes mom had tons of little snowmen figurines and I put them out every year even before she died. They will mean much more to me this year.

Posted by: Jewells45 at November 16, 2019 04:56 PM (dUJdY)

138
THIS! I tell people every single year, just give me a gift card please. But noooo, I end up with something I don't want or need and have to return. The life coach SiL sez gift cards are "tacky and thoughtless."


Someone was actually considering surprising a boyfriend with a puppy last year, until she was convinced that surprising someone with a living creature was a very, very bad idea.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 16, 2019 04:54 PM (ptqGC)


My daughter is a very talented knitter. I'm getting a sweater from her this year, and that's honestly all I want. (well--maybe a gift card!)

Posted by: Ladyl at November 16, 2019 04:56 PM (TdMsT)

139 134 Weasel, check ur email.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 16, 2019 04:55 PM (ptqGC)
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Got it!

Posted by: Weasel at November 16, 2019 04:57 PM (nOpGg)

140 133 Oh Ladyl that had to be tough girl. I can't imagine life without my hubbers.
Posted by: Jewells45 at November 16, 2019 04:55 PM (dUJdY)


It's hard. I had the best guy in the world.

Posted by: Ladyl at November 16, 2019 04:57 PM (TdMsT)

141
Jane, yes mom had tons of little snowmen figurines and I put them out
every year even before she died. They will mean much more to me this
year.

Posted by: Jewells45 at November 16, 2019 04:56 PM (dUJdY)


Yes, they will. And she'll be with you this year. You'll feel it.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 16, 2019 04:57 PM (ptqGC)

142 Happy Pet Thread Day.

Posted by: Ben Had at November 16, 2019 04:57 PM (iaYfR)

143 137 Jane, yes mom had tons of little snowmen figurines and I put them out every year even before she died. They will mean much more to me this year.
Posted by: Jewells45 at November 16, 2019 04:56 PM (dUJdY)


How are you going to display them?

Posted by: Ladyl at November 16, 2019 04:58 PM (TdMsT)

144 Who the hell is Nancy French?

Posted by: klaftern at November 16, 2019 04:58 PM (RuIsu)

145 Heh! That would be great but unlikely. The Golden Gophers still have to play OSU at some point. Probably the Big 10 Championship. They aren't beating the Buckeyes. PSU seems to think they can next week. They won't. I'd like see it but they won't.
Posted by: Puddleglum, a New Soviet Virginian at November 16, 2019 04:54 PM (68Eft)

--Clemson and LSU are in if they win out, but the other two slots (or more, if either or both Tigers teams stumble) have me scratching my head.

This is the kind of stuff that merits Condolleezza Rice's brains, not wars in the Middle East.

Posted by: logprof at November 16, 2019 04:59 PM (V35Xz)

146 {{{Ben Had}}}

Posted by: Ladyl at November 16, 2019 05:00 PM (TdMsT)

147 most people want gift cards more than anything else.

This being the Pet Thread-- gift cards for pet supply companies like Chewy or Petco are often welcome Christmas presents for pet owners. Even a gift card to the local supermarket can help purchase cat/dog food, litter, treats, and other necessary items.

Posted by: Basement Cat at November 16, 2019 05:01 PM (pPNCa)

148 Who the hell is Nancy French?
Posted by: klaftern at November 16, 2019 04:58 PM


Colonel Mustard's mother-in-law.

Posted by: Duncanthrax The Austere at November 16, 2019 05:01 PM (DMUuz)

149 147 most people want gift cards more than anything else.

This being the Pet Thread-- gift cards for pet supply companies like Chewy or Petco are often welcome Christmas presents for pet owners. Even a gift card to the local supermarket can help purchase cat/dog food, litter, treats, and other necessary items.
Posted by: Basement Cat at November 16, 2019 05:01 PM (pPNCa)


That is a great idea.

Posted by: Ladyl at November 16, 2019 05:01 PM (TdMsT)

150 YAY, petz!
Love all the pictures and stories.
I have a funny to share.
Dexter, my 12 year old indoors male cat (previously featured) was in his perch at the window, which looks out on to our back yard. He was annoyed. VERY annoyed.
I came over to see what the problem was.
Another cat was in his yard. A big orange tabby.
It gets worse.
The other cat had caught a rat! It was in its mouth, struggling.
The orange tabby tore the head off of the rat and began to eat. I could see blood. The tabby made eye contact with me and ran off with the rat in its mouth.
He left the head.
Dexter was livid. He hasn't spoken to me since.

Posted by: navybrat, mostly lurking at November 16, 2019 05:02 PM (w7KSn)

151 Hi Ben Had!

Posted by: Weasel at November 16, 2019 05:02 PM (nOpGg)

152 Ladyl, hugs right back at Ya.

Don't stay out too late. We expect a check in after your date as well.

Posted by: Ben Had at November 16, 2019 05:04 PM (iaYfR)

153 Ladyl.. I just tuck them into little nooks and crannies around the house. She gave them to me many years ago when she had to downsize to move into an independent living facility.

Posted by: Jewells45 at November 16, 2019 05:04 PM (dUJdY)

154 The other cat had caught a rat!

Was the rat's name Epstein, by any chance?

Posted by: Basement Cat at November 16, 2019 05:05 PM (pPNCa)

155 Ben!!! {{hugs}}.. miss your face! Already set up a Texas MoMe fund for next year!

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

156 52 Ladyl, hugs right back at Ya.

Don't stay out too late. We expect a check in after your date as well.
Posted by: Ben Had at November 16, 2019 05:04 PM (iaYfR)


Meh. It's just my neighbor. He's a big lefty.

Posted by: Ladyl at November 16, 2019 05:06 PM (TdMsT)

157 Meh. It's just my neighbor. He's a big lefty.
Posted by: Ladyl at November 16, 2019 05:06 PM (TdMsT)
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Then we need to check on your neighbor?

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at November 16, 2019 05:07 PM (WEBkv)

158 He's a big lefty

In the baseball or the political sense?

Posted by: Basement Cat at November 16, 2019 05:07 PM (pPNCa)

159 Hey Weasel, how's the dormancy study going?

Posted by: Ben Had at November 16, 2019 05:07 PM (iaYfR)

160 153 Ladyl.. I just tuck them into little nooks and crannies around the house. She gave them to me many years ago when she had to downsize to move into an independent living facility.
Posted by: Jewells45 at November 16, 2019 05:04 PM (dUJdY)


That sounds so cute. What a nice way to remember your mom.

Posted by: Ladyl at November 16, 2019 05:07 PM (TdMsT)

161 Bella and Koda are too cute. I happen to have a Bella and Coda at my house. I need to get them submitted.

I went to a home the other day to do an admission. Lady is 70 and isn't able to care for her 9.5 yr old Westie anymore and has to give him up. Poor dog hasn't been outside the house in over 2 months. She cried and then proceeded to tell me all her other problems. It was 45 minutes in and I hadn't got one thing done but listen. I finally told her if we could get the admit done in short order I would walk her dog.

She agreed and I was able to take Daisy out to explore. One of the best admits I've ever done!

Posted by: Molly k. at November 16, 2019 05:07 PM (SN/FM)

162 157 Meh. It's just my neighbor. He's a big lefty.
Posted by: Ladyl at November 16, 2019 05:06 PM (TdMsT)
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Then we need to check on your neighbor?
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at November 16, 2019 05:07 PM (WEBkv)
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Don't like the sound of this character.

Posted by: Weasel at November 16, 2019 05:08 PM (nOpGg)

163 She agreed and I was able to take Daisy out to explore. One of the best admits I've ever done!
Posted by: Molly k. at November 16, 2019 05:07 PM (SN/FM)


That is one of my worries about getting a dog. That it will outlive me, and I won't know for sure what will happen to it.

Posted by: Ladyl at November 16, 2019 05:09 PM (TdMsT)

164 159 Hey Weasel, how's the dormancy study going?

Posted by: Ben Had at November 16, 2019 05:07 PM (iaYfR)
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Going well, thank you very much! It's cold out here though and I'm all bundled up except for my typing/trigger finger which is now frozen.

Posted by: Weasel at November 16, 2019 05:10 PM (nOpGg)

165
Speaking of trees...

and pets...

anyone have any good stories about their dogs and cats peeing on their Christmas trees?

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at November 16, 2019 05:11 PM (yl64X)

166
Then we need to check on your neighbor?
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at November 16, 2019 05:07 PM (WEBkv)
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Don't like the sound of this character.
Posted by: Weasel at November 16, 2019 05:08 PM (nOpGg)


He's mostly harmless. But he Is forbidden to talk about politics to me. His comments almost ended the friendship several times.

Posted by: Ladyl at November 16, 2019 05:11 PM (TdMsT)

167 ==In the baseball or the political sense?==

How sad is it that in this day and age when we hear the word "lefty" we automatically think of politics instead of the many other completely innocent meanings for the word "lefty.

Posted by: corn and beans at November 16, 2019 05:11 PM (tkNkP)

168 Jewells, Darlin! Has your chest pain subsided?

Posted by: Ben Had at November 16, 2019 05:11 PM (iaYfR)

169 ..She agreed and I was able to take Daisy out to explore. One of the best admits I've ever done!

Posted by: Molly k. at November 16, 2019 05:07 PM (SN/FM)



If you/we can get that Westie to Galveston, it'll find a good home at Casa New Dawn.

email is in my nic.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX


Posted by: Jim at November 16, 2019 05:13 PM (p7zrD)

170 Now that we're over 100 -- Amazed OT! I'm probably the last to know, but I was setting up my birthday gift (an Xbox One), and discovered that I can actually use it to surf the web!

(My gaming computed died a bit over a week ago. Gonna have to replace Skyrim, and try a few new games, but at least Oblivion still works on the old computer.)

Yeah, I think this Christmas is going to be mostly gift cards. At our ages, we have pretty much everything we really want ... though I like to have at least one "wrapping" present per person.

Posted by: Empire1 at November 16, 2019 05:13 PM (nzgAx)

171 My neighbor surprised me with Wilbur a year ago, just as I was walking out of the garage after storing all the guinea pig stuff. Sometimes I wish she hadn't. We're headed back to the vet Monday. The abscess on the pigling's neck is still draining and he smells to high heaven, despite three baths, regular warm compresses and daily bedding changes.


It's not slowing him down, though. He just hit me up for a small wheel of corn. With the bad tooth gone he's eating like a trencherman.


Did I mention how horrible he smells?



Posted by: creeper at November 16, 2019 05:14 PM (fE1wp)

172 How sad is it that in this day and age when we hear the word "lefty" we automatically think of politics instead of the many other completely innocent meanings for the word "lefty.

Yep. I still think of Steve Carlton when I hear the word "Lefty." I'm glad I grew up in a family of baseball fans.

Posted by: Basement Cat at November 16, 2019 05:14 PM (pPNCa)

173 165: My sisters cats took it upon themselves to climb the Christmas tree one year. It was an artificial tree. Anyway, the tree tipped over. The one cat ran and hid. The other cat was still clinging to it when my sister came down stairs to investigate. She said the cat had the look of "oh, hai! wat r u doing up? its 3:30 am."

Posted by: Puddleglum, a New Soviet Virginian at November 16, 2019 05:14 PM (68Eft)

174 any good stories about their dogs and cats peeing on their Christmas trees?

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at November 16, 2019 05:11 PM

No peeing stories. But Cat#1 used to knock all the ornaments off the bottom branches of the tree when younger. Now he just tears bows off of packages and pulls tissue paper out of gift bags under the tree.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at November 16, 2019 05:14 PM (Dhht7)

175 ..Going well, thank you very much! It's cold out here though and I'm all bundled up except for my typing/trigger finger which is now frozen.

Posted by: Weasel at November 16, 2019 05:10 PM (nOpGg)



*re-defines "cold-bored shot*

/snrk


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at November 16, 2019 05:15 PM (p7zrD)

176 Ben Had, yes almost gone now. Just a twinge every now and then so I guess doc was right. Somehow aggravated a muscle or something around the breastbone. Thanks for asking!

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

177 76 Ben Had, yes almost gone now. Just a twinge every now and then so I guess doc was right. Somehow aggravated a muscle or something around the breastbone. Thanks for asking!
Posted by: Jewells45 at November 16, 2019 05:15 PM (dUJdY)


Thank goodness, Jewells.

That sounded a little scary the other night.

Posted by: Ladyl at November 16, 2019 05:16 PM (TdMsT)

178 MisHum, I loved Kipling"s contribution. It got dusty in here when I read that.

Posted by: creeper at November 16, 2019 05:16 PM (fE1wp)

179 Steve Young is a lefty Mormon.

Posted by: logprof at November 16, 2019 05:16 PM (V35Xz)

180 Molly k,
I will vouch for Jim being an excellent home for a westie...

Posted by: lin-duh at November 16, 2019 05:16 PM (UUBmN)

181 creeper, give him a vinegar rinse or just spray him with vinegar.

I've had it take skunk out of a dog in 10 min, and that was without a bath.

And a special Hello to Wilbur.

Posted by: Ben Had at November 16, 2019 05:17 PM (iaYfR)

182

To a cat, everything is either a Toy, or Enemy, or Prey.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at November 16, 2019 05:17 PM (yl64X)

183 Long before we had Baby put to sleep, I used to ask hubby if we could get a cat after "her time came" and he seemed agreeable. (I'd had cats most of my life, hubby had nearly always had dogs.)

Now? I don't know... there are cats outside (don't know whose but they appear well cared-for & have obviously claimed our yard as their own) and cat fights can be deadly and/or create monstrous vet bills.

If we could have another dog as sweet, smart and well-mannered as Baby... doggo it would be!

We've decided to wait a while. Seems the best pets have just happened into our lives.

Posted by: JQ at November 16, 2019 05:17 PM (gP/Z3)

184
Her Majesty was judging a rare-breed show today and got bitten. Luckily she was wearing a thick coat so no skin was broken but it still left her a little shaken.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 16, 2019 05:19 PM (7rVsF)

185 olddog, How's the kitty doing? Did the new meds help?

Posted by: Ben Had at November 16, 2019 05:19 PM (iaYfR)

186 I love dogs and cars, but I'm really allergic to cats.

I'm now having allergy problems with my kids' dogs. Ugh.

Posted by: Ladyl at November 16, 2019 05:20 PM (TdMsT)

187 Bad day for football injuries. Female photog got nailed when a play went out of bounds at the UGA - Auburn game. They're putting her on a backboard. Good news is she's apparently conscious again and responsive.

Posted by: Bert G at November 16, 2019 05:22 PM (OMsf+)

188 Dora is my kind of mutt. Enjoy her.

Posted by: Permaculture Pete at November 16, 2019 05:22 PM (Fxgkp)

189 Dogs and CATS.


Grrr. I can't type.

Posted by: Ladyl at November 16, 2019 05:22 PM (TdMsT)

190 To a cat, everything is either a Toy, or Enemy, or Prey.

There's also a Buddy category. Of the six cats I've had down the years, all but one formed a close bond with one of the others. My current two cats are definitely best buds-- I often find them sharing the same cat bed as well as just hanging out together.

Posted by: Basement Cat at November 16, 2019 05:23 PM (pPNCa)

191 Hadrian, that's scary. I hope the dog was ejected.

What rare-breeds?

Posted by: Ben Had at November 16, 2019 05:23 PM (iaYfR)

192 182

To a cat, everything is either a Toy, or Enemy, or Prey.
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You forgot Staff/Lackey.

Posted by: exdem13 at November 16, 2019 05:23 PM (W+kMI)

193 Her Majesty was judging a rare-breed show today and got bitten. Luckily she was wearing a thick coat so no skin was broken but it still left her a little shaken.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 16, 2019 05:19 PM (7rVsF)


That's awful.

Posted by: Ladyl at November 16, 2019 05:23 PM (TdMsT)

194 Thanks, Ben. I'll wipe him with a cloth dipped in vinegar.

Hay...someone mentioned a MoMe Fund. Is there such a thing?

Posted by: creeper at November 16, 2019 05:23 PM (fE1wp)

195 creeper, Jewells was saying she had already started her fund for coming next year.

Posted by: Ben Had at November 16, 2019 05:25 PM (iaYfR)

196 194 Thanks, Ben. I'll wipe him with a cloth dipped in vinegar.

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That's what WeaselWoman does to me.

Posted by: Weasel at November 16, 2019 05:36 PM (nOpGg)

197 olddog, How's the kitty doing? Did the new meds help?

Posted by: Ben Had at November 16, 2019 05:19 PM

Looks a tad better, but not sure if that's the meds or vinegar we're dobbing on the spot. I'm beginning to think it's a look she's going for. Bald above her ass is no way to go through life, IMO.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at November 16, 2019 05:38 PM (Dhht7)

198 I'm beginning to think it's a look she's going for. Bald above her ass is no way to go through life, IMO.

I wouldn't worry unless she asks for the kitteh version of a tramp stamp.

Posted by: Basement Cat at November 16, 2019 05:42 PM (pPNCa)

199 Thanks, Ben. I'd better do the same.

Posted by: creeper at November 16, 2019 05:50 PM (fE1wp)

200 Creeper, I've done this for years. Learned it from Mr. Jewells. I have a vacation fund (Arizona), Cruise fund (that's a one time only deal, lol), Christmas fund, Slush fund (birthdays etc) and now I will have a MoMe fund.

Posted by: Jewells45 at November 16, 2019 05:52 PM (dUJdY)

201 That's a good idea, Jewells. Then it's already paid for.

I'm particularly intrigued by your mention of a "slush fund". Is that like the hundred dollar bill I call "mad money" and keep stashed outside my wallet?

Posted by: creeper at November 16, 2019 06:02 PM (fE1wp)

202 Happy Caturday everyone.
Glad to see Bubbles getting around but that doesn't really surprise me. Saw a 3 legged whitetail deer one winter and it didn't have trouble keeping up with the herd.

Posted by: Skip at November 16, 2019 06:03 PM (ZCEU2)

203 oh gosh Hadrian I'm so sorry she was bitten while judging! that's crazy

ARBA show? was thinking you guys might've been here for the KC of Phila show today

Posted by: BlackOrchid..A.E.D.K.H. at November 16, 2019 06:10 PM (Rarvo)

204 When our rabbits vanished it was coyotes. Meanwhile, the skunks flourish and proliferate. Apparently nobody want to mess with skunks.
Posted by: corn and beans at November 16, 2019 04:15 PM (tkNkP)

Great horned owls eat skunks.

Posted by: clutch at November 16, 2019 07:40 PM (Z3oWA)

205 I like the Scottish folds but they are sort of weird cats.

I've always been intrigued by them. I read a book several years ago called The Cat Who Went to Paris/A Cat Abroad. It's sort of two books in one. Anyway it's about a guy who owned a Scottish fold and their adventures. It was a great read and probably why I'm so intrigued by them. Alas, hubby is allergic to cats.
Posted by: Jewells45 at November 16, 2019 04:35 PM (dUJdY)

Folds are basically British Short Hairs with the fold mutation. The fold gene is lethal if both parents contribute one so breeders have 50 percent "unfolded folds" to sell.

The fold gene also can cause skeletal defects so if you don't truly care much about the ears you could get a BSH or unfolded fold, the latter of which are cheaper than a standard purebred.

Posted by: Oldcat at November 16, 2019 08:06 PM (FTPn0)

206 Now? I don't know... there are cats outside (don't know whose but they appear well cared-for & have obviously claimed our yard as their own) and cat fights can be deadly and/or create monstrous vet bills.

If we could have another dog as sweet, smart and well-mannered as Baby... doggo it would be!

We've decided to wait a while. Seems the best pets have just happened into our lives.

Posted by: JQ at November 16, 2019 05:17 PM (gP/Z3)

Most cats are fine with being indoor, or limited supervised visits outside, if that helps.

Posted by: Oldcat at November 16, 2019 08:08 PM (FTPn0)

207 My sisters cats took it upon themselves to climb the Christmas tree one year. It was an artificial tree. Anyway, the tree tipped over. The one cat ran and hid. The other cat was still clinging to it when my sister came down stairs to investigate. She said the cat had the look of "oh, hai! wat r u doing up? its 3:30 am."
Posted by: Puddleglum, a New Soviet Virginian at November 16, 2019 05:14 PM (68Eft)

I've never done it, as a kid our cats would just snooze under the tree, but I have heard that putting a hook in a roof beam and tying the tree top to it can avoid such things in the future.

Posted by: Oldcat at November 16, 2019 08:10 PM (FTPn0)

208 Thanks, oldcat. My previous kittehs were "indoor" but would occasionally escape. Naughty girls, both!

One got into a horrible scrape just a few steps from the backdoor and was blinded in one eye by a stray's bite. Heartbreaking! Lucky the culprit wasn't rabid.

This same cat also climbed the Christmas tree *once*, when she was so tiny it didn't matter, lol. She just perched on a branch & was so proud of her ~8 week old self!

Other cat would just lay under the tree and bat at the lower ornaments-- especially one jingly one (metal) that she would then chase around after knocking it off.

Posted by: JQ at November 16, 2019 08:34 PM (gP/Z3)

209 187 Bad day for football injuries. Female photog got nailed when a play went out of bounds at the UGA - Auburn game. They're putting her on a backboard. Good news is she's apparently conscious again and responsive.
Posted by: Bert G at November 16, 2019 05:22 PM (OMsf+)

Surprised her orbital bone wasn't broken. Knee to the head. I thought her neck may have snapped and she was dead or paralyzed.

Posted by: squirrelly dan at November 16, 2019 08:55 PM (I197Y)

210 Aww. I just found some of Baby's toys, stuffed under the couch (!) Right where she hid them.

Funny, but she always managed to keep her favorite toys stashed somewhere and usually close together like this.

Time for another cry.

Posted by: JQ at November 17, 2019 04:51 PM (gP/Z3)

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