Ace of Spades Pet Thread

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Good afternoon and welcome to the almost world famous Ace of Spades Pet Thread. We appreciate you stopping by. Why not stay for a while and enjoy the world of pets.

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A Little of This. A Little of That.

How to convert your dog's age to human years. Doesn't matter they die too young.


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Well if cats aren't allowed into heaven. There is going to be one upset man. H/T Hank Curmudgeon

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From our friend Bitter Clinger. Not sure if it's a Pet Thread video or an ONT Musical Interlude.

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Special puppy is looking for a special home. H/T tankdemon

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Regular Moron That SOB Van Owen had a great idea for a movie.
Came across this story and it struck me that this would be one hell of a dog movie.

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Meet The PetMorons


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Greetings,

We found out she(Katie) had cancer in her left
leg. I sent a picture of her with the other members of our pack back
over the summer. We got her when she was 10 and we had her for about 2
years and we just loved her and she wormed her way into our hearts. She
is at peace now and my heart is broke. I know it was for the best, but
it NEVER gets easy and I always come back for more. I must be crazy or I
just love dogs, maybe it's both.

Here is a pic of her when we 1st got
her. I really enjoy your the pet thread and the work involved in you
putting it up. - Chris


It is amazing how something so simple as a pet can work its way into our hearts, our family. Words are never enough, but Chris so sorry to hear of your loss.


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Maud'Dib's Lab Benny dressed up and no place to go.


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Thank you Mis. Hum. for the Saturday Pet Thread. It always warms my heart. Here is a photo of my rescue dog "Roo". My girls scooped him up along with his litter mates from a box left out in a freezing February rain down in Norman, Oklahoma nearly two years back. He's turned into quite the guard dog! Here he shows no trepidation at all when confronted with a man-eating tree at Lake Thunderbird. Despite his vicious looks, he's never met a man or dog he didn't like. We all love him to death. Best Regards to all the Horde. - Gridley


Well it appears that the kids done good!! Roo looks like an impressive pooch and seems to be quite the family member. Thanks for sharing.


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Great group of pets. Thanks folks! The inbox wasn't too full this week. So if you have something to share you can reach us at petmorons at gmail dot com.

The Mis. Hum. family wishes you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving this upcoming week!!!


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1 huh

Posted by: REDACTED at November 23, 2019 03:01 PM (rpxSz)

2 Happy Caturday!

Posted by: Basement Cat at November 23, 2019 03:01 PM (pPNCa)

3 Cats don't text.

Posted by: Constantine XI at November 23, 2019 03:02 PM (yiAMj)

4 There is my boy!!

Posted by: Muad'dib at November 23, 2019 03:02 PM (sjdRT)

5 meow

Posted by: vmom happy to have college kid home at November 23, 2019 03:03 PM (G546f)

6
🐾


Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at November 23, 2019 03:04 PM (t6DA7)

7 My daughter has applied to 4 vet schools in the UK ... she's had 2 interviews (last week) and has received one offer. My wife and I are sworn to secrecy as far as the rest of the family is concerned. So I thought I'd spill here instead.

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at November 23, 2019 03:07 PM (XzVUd)

8 Nice Pets Ya'll!....

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at November 23, 2019 03:08 PM (Z+IKu)

9 3
Cats don't text.

They attempt to type though.

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at November 23, 2019 03:08 PM (XzVUd)

10 Another vet clinic sign (shamelessly swiped from Insty) aimed at morons in states where global warming is a joke:

https://tinyurl.com/yx6fboq3

Posted by: Basement Cat at November 23, 2019 03:10 PM (pPNCa)

11 Cats don't mind you texting them, but texting back is beneath them...

After all, they have staff for that!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar knows that EDKH at November 23, 2019 03:11 PM (BiNEL)

12 I'm tempted to sign doggeh up for that dog aging study

Posted by: vmom happy to have college kid home at November 23, 2019 03:12 PM (G546f)

13 Had to put my old dog, Sadie, down. Her hind quarters finally gave out. She could walk and stand but we had t lift her up. Three throat operations and she'd lost 15 lbs in month. We had to let her go. Picked up her cremains yesterday. I'll take her up to the property and scatter her ashes with Becca's (our other old rescue dog). Summer is still confused and very needy.

Sorry to bring everyone's mood down

McGyver, out

Posted by: McGyver at November 23, 2019 03:14 PM (gMngZ)

14 sorry mcgyver

Posted by: vmom happy to have college kid home at November 23, 2019 03:14 PM (G546f)

15 Chris your Katie looked just like my Paisley. Now I have to tell Paisley how much I love her.

Posted by: Northernlurker, still lurking after all these years at November 23, 2019 03:15 PM (USqMc)

16 Muad'dib, more pix of Benny, please. What a cutie. I assume there is a hot dog waiting for him outside the frame of the picture. He's got that hopeful, expectant look Labs have when there is food in the vicinity.

Posted by: vivi at November 23, 2019 03:16 PM (11H2y)

17 Posted by: McGyver at November 23, 2019 03:14 PM


so much joy...

so little time.

Sorry for your loss

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar knows that EDKH at November 23, 2019 03:17 PM (BiNEL)

18 So sorry mcgyver.

Posted by: Northernlurker, still lurking after all these years at November 23, 2019 03:17 PM (USqMc)

19 One of the ONT commenters lost his kitteh during the night on Thursday night.. Thought I'd repost it here for him

485 Anyone know a prayer for a Tom Cat? Mine passed away about an hour ago and it's just now starting to hit me.

514 About 15 minutes before he passed, he must of used what little strength he had left and climbed into bed with me. He put his paws on my arm and stayed with me for just a few moments.

That was his way of saying "Until we meet again" 10 minutes later he was gone from this world.

Posted by: Not Forgotten Big Guy. Never. at November 22, 2019 01:44 AM (vqIkG)

Posted by: kbdabear at November 23, 2019 03:17 PM (qAR6u)

20 Pets!

Posted by: m at November 23, 2019 03:21 PM (vSb78)

21 Basement Cat: Eprolled AGAIN!!! ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 23, 2019 03:21 PM (L2ZTs)

22 Now I have to tell Paisley how much I love her.

Posted by: Northernlurker, still lurking after all these years


A most important part of both your days!

Conor sends his regards and says he thinks her left ear needs an extra bit of attention via scritches

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar knows that EDKH at November 23, 2019 03:21 PM (BiNEL)

23 Condolences McGyver, you always have your fellow Moron pet lovers to lean on

Posted by: kbdabear at November 23, 2019 03:21 PM (qAR6u)

24 YEA for the food thread!

Posted by: Barry Soetoro at November 23, 2019 03:22 PM (yg2ia)

25 Posted by: kbdabear at November 23, 2019 03:17 PM (qAR6u)

Thank you for the repost!
I hope (vqIkG) knows he is not alone in this kind of loss.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar knows that EDKH at November 23, 2019 03:23 PM (BiNEL)

26 Bless the animals and the people who love them so much!

Posted by: gp, Decaffeinated By Popular Demand at November 23, 2019 03:25 PM (mk9aG)

27 Good dog, Benny! Good dog!

Posted by: San Franpsycho at November 23, 2019 03:26 PM (EZebt)

28 Our thoughts are with the members who have lost their furry friends. It is so difficult. We've learned to cherish the bright memories of antics and joy they brought to our lives.

Posted by: JTB at November 23, 2019 03:28 PM (bmdz3)

29 Anyone know a prayer for a Tom Cat?

The French poet Joachim du Bellay wrote an elegy in 1558 on the death of his pet gray cat Belaud. Here are the opening lines [in translation]:

"Here lies Belaud, my little gray cat,
Belaud, that was the most handsome perhaps
That Nature ever made in cat's clothing.
This was Belaud, death to rats.
Belaud, to be sure his beauty was such
That he deserves to be immortal."

The French original is much longer and expresses the poet's deep anguish over the loss of his beloved cat. It isn't exactly a prayer, but is an eloquent tribute to the human/feline bond.

Posted by: Basement Cat at November 23, 2019 03:29 PM (pPNCa)

30 It's the pet thread. As almost always, both happy tails and sad tales here today. For those who've lost their pets you still have wonderful memories and you'll never forget them. For those lucky ones with pets in their homes right now, create all the memories you can while you can!

Posted by: corn and beans at November 23, 2019 03:30 PM (tkNkP)

31 Posted by: Not Forgotten Big Guy. Never. at November 22, 2019 01:44 AM (vqIkG)

Posted by: kbdabear at November 23, 2019 03:17 PM

Kind of dusty in here.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at November 23, 2019 03:33 PM (Dhht7)

32 Still looking at GSD puppies but have not made a selection. I'll certainly send a photo once we get one home though. In the meantime, I sent a pic of another pet that's not so cuddly.

Posted by: freaked, Dog Star Fellow at November 23, 2019 03:34 PM (XfhKA)

33 I hope (vqIkG) knows he is not alone in this kind of loss.

My first cat died suddenly in my arms after crying out for me-- the vet thought she died of a ruptured spleen and could not have been helped if there had been six vets standing around her at that moment-- he reassured me that she didn't suffer, but her loss still hurts-- so I understand what (vqIkG) is going through.

Posted by: Basement Cat at November 23, 2019 03:35 PM (pPNCa)

34 Look at those beautiful doggies!

I think Benny is the most regal-looking black lab I have ever seen. Look at him, sitting there in his tuxedo looking all James Bond.

Posted by: bluebell at November 23, 2019 03:37 PM (/669Q)

35 Our not-spoiled-at-all hound, Beau, is currently cadging popcorn from me and Other Ridge, while the Boykins, Scarlett and Dixie, laze in front of the heater and watch UP on their TV. It's raining so they can't go out.

But they're not spoiled. Not at all.

Posted by: Linn Ridge at November 23, 2019 03:37 PM (ECrgQ)

36 Prince the poodle loves going into the back yard both for his business and to sample any new scents on the breeze. Unless it's raining. And he can tell when it is. This little 25 pound pooch can act as an anchor that would serve an Iowa class battleship.

Posted by: JTB at November 23, 2019 03:37 PM (bmdz3)

37 Happy Caturday everyone, ( Doggies too!)

Posted by: Skip at November 23, 2019 03:38 PM (ZCEU2)

38
g'afternoon, 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at November 23, 2019 03:40 PM (KCxzN)

39 Hugs to Chris, McGyver, and the Not Forgotten lurker. Only the wonderful joy pets add to our lives makes it worthwhile knowing we'll face that deep sorrow.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at November 23, 2019 03:41 PM (n4y+3)

40 There is going to be one upset man.

If the dude had named the kitty Putin instead of Viktor, Aeroflot would have bumped them both up to first class.

Posted by: Basement Cat at November 23, 2019 03:41 PM (pPNCa)

41 Benny is adorable in that get up!!

Posted by: Jewells45 at November 23, 2019 03:42 PM (dUJdY)

42 ==and to sample any new scents on the breeze. ==

My mother in law used to say that sniffing pups were "reading the doggy newspaper". One can only hope the doggy newspaper is generally more accurate than the human ones are of late.

Posted by: corn and beans at November 23, 2019 03:45 PM (tkNkP)

43 This little 25 pound pooch can act as an anchor that would serve an Iowa class battleship.

Posted by: JTB at November 23, 2019 03:37 PM (bmdz3)


The dog-anchor analogy has occurred to me many times as Conor has decided it is not yet time to go in he house! I still don't know how he does it because I've checked, and he doesn't really grow roots, it just seems like it!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar knows that EDKH at November 23, 2019 03:47 PM (BiNEL)

44 Photographic double takes of kittehs:

https://tinyurl.com/wpn8ut3

(no heavy metal accompaniment or Eprolling, promise!)

Posted by: Basement Cat at November 23, 2019 03:48 PM (pPNCa)

45 Handsome pets!

I still find myself thinking about last week's Kipling poem.

Posted by: CN at November 23, 2019 03:50 PM (U7k5w)

46 My Paisley found one of the grandkids teddy bears and adopted it as her favorite toy.

Posted by: Northernlurker, still lurking after all these years at November 23, 2019 03:51 PM (USqMc)

47 44
Photographic double takes of kittehs:



https://tinyurl.com/wpn8ut3



I don't get the first one. The others are more-or-less obvious.


Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at November 23, 2019 03:53 PM (XzVUd)

48 I still find myself thinking about last week's Kipling poem.

Posted by: CN at November 23, 2019 03:50 PM (U7k5w)

Kipling wrote for the civilized ages

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar knows that EDKH at November 23, 2019 03:53 PM (BiNEL)

49 Or the 5th one ... but I'd seen that one before.

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at November 23, 2019 03:54 PM (XzVUd)

50 What beautiful pet Morons!!! I just love seeing pictures of the Horde's pets. I always imagine they are the most well-cared-for beasts on earth.


Best of all, no pug owners were offended in the making of this post! Wink wink, MisHum!

Posted by: Ladyl at November 23, 2019 03:56 PM (TdMsT)

51 I generally go barefoot until I'm ready to leave the house so as soon as Paisley sees me grab a pair of socks she trots off to her kennel. She knows I'm leaving. And then she knows how to do a sad face.

Posted by: Northernlurker, still lurking after all these years at November 23, 2019 03:56 PM (USqMc)

52 42 My mother in law used to say that sniffing pups were "reading the doggy newspaper".

When we're on walkies and they sniff at regular stops, I say they are checking their pee-mail. That little kick they do to disperse their own is akin to hitting "send."

Posted by: April at November 23, 2019 03:57 PM (OX9vb)

53
When are we going to see pictures of Paisley and Conor?

Posted by: Ladyl at November 23, 2019 03:58 PM (TdMsT)

54 Beautiful pets! thanks for sharing.

The destroy everything video was funny, I always thought Dope wrote "Die M-F" for cats

Posted by: batterup at November 23, 2019 03:59 PM (K4I9O)

55 First one? "It's a bird! It's a plane! It's SUPERCAT!"

Posted by: Empire1 at November 23, 2019 04:01 PM (sayjO)

56 What a lovely lady Katie is! She reminds me of our first dog, a Yellow Lab.

Condolences on her crossing the rainbow bridge. The time with her may have been short, but it was so sweet and special. You will meet again!

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at November 23, 2019 04:04 PM (1+sQw)

57 Thanks to the Destroy Everything video I think I'm afraid to adopt a cat.

Posted by: Northernlurker, still lurking after all these years at November 23, 2019 04:06 PM (USqMc)

58 So many great Hordian pets! We are currently pet-less and I live vicariously through the Pet Morons posts.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at November 23, 2019 04:08 PM (1+sQw)

59 >I think Benny is the most regal-looking black lab I
have ever seen. Look at him, sitting there in his tuxedo looking all
James Bond.



Posted by: bluebell at November 23, 2019 03:37 PM (/669Q)


....and he likes his kittehs shaken, not stirred.

Posted by: Muad'dib at November 23, 2019 04:10 PM (sjdRT)

60 All dogs go to heaven. And if we are extra good we will get to see them again.

Posted by: Mrs. Leggy at November 23, 2019 04:11 PM (Vf4Y7)

61 Good afternoon all.. my condolences to not forgotten, McGyver and anyone else going through that... It's not easy. Bear and Jackson send wags and kisses.. or at least they would if they stopped rough housing long enough . I just remembered to actually send pics in this morning, so maybe they'll make an appearance in a future thread hope everyone is having a good weekend

Posted by: Confuzzled at November 23, 2019 04:12 PM (TyVii)

62 When are we going to see pictures of Paisley and Conor?
Posted by: Ladyl at November 23, 2019 03:58 PM (TdMsT)

MisHum has already kindly posted a couple of pics of Paisley. Isn't that the quota?

Posted by: Northernlurker, still lurking after all these years at November 23, 2019 04:12 PM (USqMc)

63 OMG! That Destroy Everything video is so funny!

And so true, when it comes to cats...

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at November 23, 2019 04:14 PM (1+sQw)

64 Anyone else watching Arthell Williams (Sp?) on FOX going to the Mat for Joe and Hunter Biden?

Posted by: garrett at November 23, 2019 04:15 PM (9Ch+5)

65 A few weeks ago I asked here what would cause acute blindness in dogs. It appeared our Smokey had gone blind. You all gave me advice on what it could be so I could go to the vet armed with knowledge. It turns out he has cataracts in both eyes. We knew he had cataracts but it didnt seem to bother him, the vet said some dogs react differently to them. He can see light and shadows but he's a scent hound so his nose is always on the ground. He gets around in the rv and we are careful getting him up and down the steps.I think he steps on the other dog on purpose.

Posted by: Moon howler at November 23, 2019 04:16 PM (+68l0)

66 Saturday afternoon and my eyes are misting up again.

Thank you all.

Posted by: Big Guy's hoo-man at November 23, 2019 04:17 PM (vqIkG)

67 ! That Destroy Everything video is so funny!

And so true, when it comes to cats...
Posted by: Legally Sufficient at November 23, 2019 04:14 PM (1+sQw)

That's a thing I find puzzling about cat videos. The cats in the videos always come across as hilariously clumsy but that's really not the impression I have about cats.

Posted by: Northernlurker, still lurking after all these years at November 23, 2019 04:17 PM (USqMc)

68 I meant for the kind words and well wishes.

Posted by: Big Guy's hoo-man at November 23, 2019 04:18 PM (vqIkG)

69 McGyver, so sorry for your loss. It is hard to let them go, but there comes that moment when you realize you must. Sadie was a great dog and will not be forgotten. She lives in your heart forever.

Not Forgotten, what a sad loss of your "big guy." Cats have their own special way of saying goodbye, and of letting us know the time is near. He will live in your heart until you meet again.

((hugs))

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at November 23, 2019 04:18 PM (1+sQw)

70 I think the best argument that the world is actually round is that if it was then cats would have pushed everything off the edge by now if it was.... Lol

Posted by: Confuzzled at November 23, 2019 04:18 PM (TyVii)

71 The cats in the videos always come across as hilariously clumsy but that's really not the impression I have about cats.
Posted by: Northernlurker, still lurking after all these years at November 23, 2019 04:17 PM (USqMc)
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There was nothing accidental in those videos, was there? But I can say that with our two cats, they never behaved that way, never destroyed anything, and were always gentle with us. But I somehow knew that they could behave quite differently if they wanted to.

The cats were not allowed onto surfaces like counter tops or tables. Yet, I discovered older cat on top of the fridge one day. He got there via the counter, and was studying a cardinal tapping at his reflection in the window high above him. He wanted that bird and I believe I came in just before he would have tried to make the leap. Had he tried, he would not have made it to the window and the resulting fall, well, I don't want to think about that...

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at November 23, 2019 04:25 PM (1+sQw)

72 If the world was flat I mean.... I suppose I should proofread more....

Posted by: Confuzzled at November 23, 2019 04:25 PM (TyVii)

73 If the world was flat I mean.... I suppose I should proofread more....
Posted by: Confuzzled at November 23, 2019 04:25 PM (TyVii)
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Ha! Know what you mean. I refer to those as "typos."

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at November 23, 2019 04:27 PM (1+sQw)

74 Cats are usually pretty graceful, but I learned from living with the ex-wife's cat that they have their moments.

Nothing funnier than watching a half asleep cat stretch and roll off a piece of furniture only to land like a 5lb sack of flour on the floor.

It really damages their sense of self for a minute or two.

Posted by: garrett at November 23, 2019 04:29 PM (9Ch+5)

75 I speak fluent Typo... Lol just annoying that it screwed up my joke.... Dang autocucumber... Lol

Posted by: Confuzzled at November 23, 2019 04:30 PM (TyVii)

76 "Nothing funnier than watching a half asleep cat stretch and roll off a piece of furniture only to land like a 5lb sack of flour on the floor. "

I meant to do that.

Posted by: the cat at November 23, 2019 04:31 PM (Tnijr)

77 Thread is kinda slow. How many of yall keep fish? I have a 30 gallon tank sitting in the garage I'm thinking about setting up again.I'd need a new filter though, and haven't kept up with the technology. I want something quiet.

Posted by: freaked at November 23, 2019 04:34 PM (Tnijr)

78 I haven't had a tank in decades...but I did enjoy my Cichlid tanks whenI had them set up.

Posted by: garrett at November 23, 2019 04:37 PM (9Ch+5)

79 When are we going to see pictures of Paisley and Conor?
Posted by: Ladyl at November 23, 2019 03:58 PM (TdMsT)

I'll send you the autographed, or rather paw printed, 400 page leather-bound edition of "Essence of Conor, Volume 1"!

Seriously, Conor has appeared here several times, he's a shameless photo hound. I need to learn the AoS search procedure for referencing old post topics!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar knows EDKH at November 23, 2019 04:38 PM (BiNEL)

80 If Cats Could Text You Back,
They Wouldn't


Love it.

Posted by: t-bird at November 23, 2019 04:42 PM (x/2Z8)

81 Posted by: freaked at November 23, 2019 04:34 PM (Tnijr)

You can sleep with us but we can't walk with you.

Posted by: The Fishes at November 23, 2019 04:42 PM (vqIkG)

82 I had a big pair of Silver Angels. They lived for about 7 years. They were relaxing to watch, swimming back and forth together thru the bubbles under the colored lights.

Posted by: freaked at November 23, 2019 04:43 PM (Tnijr)

83 I'd need a new filter though, and haven't kept up with the technology. I want something quiet.

I haven't had a fish tank since I was in high school (you don't want to know how long ago that was!)-- but here is a site called Fish Tanks Direct that might be able to put you some info:

https://tinyurl.com/vaxh8so

Posted by: Basement Cat at November 23, 2019 04:43 PM (pPNCa)

84 Thread is kinda slow. How many of yall keep fish? I have a 30 gallon tank sitting in the garage I'm thinking about setting up again.I'd need a new filter though, and haven't kept up with the technology. I want something quiet.
Posted by: freaked at November 23, 2019 04:34 PM (Tnijr)

I got goldfish in my fish pond out back. I feed them then they get big then the Blue Heron likes to swoop in and eat them every so often.

I put plastic tubes down in there so they can hide when they see the bastard approach....so far this year the fish are winning.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at November 23, 2019 04:44 PM (Z+IKu)

85 We have a little goldfish pond out front with four goldfish. They stay in there year round. Hardy little buggers.

Posted by: freaked at November 23, 2019 04:46 PM (Tnijr)

86 77 ... " How many of yall keep fish?"

I haven't kept fish for a long time. The last one was a betta. He was kinda cool, I taught him to take bits of food from my fingers.

I've been thinking of starting up a small tank or two. Nothing fancy. Perhaps some White Cloud Mountain minnows. They are hardy little things, don't require a heater, and are easy to breed if I want to try that.

Posted by: JTB at November 23, 2019 04:49 PM (bmdz3)

87 Pet Thread!!

Posted by: Weasel at November 23, 2019 04:49 PM (MVjcR)

88 Stunningly handsome Benny!

Much tender thoughts to McGyver and Chris and Not Forgotten, so very tough saying goodbye.

Posted by: PonyTail at November 23, 2019 04:50 PM (tzZq2)

89 I love keeping fish. We had a huge tank when our kids were growing up. I swear, it really hypnotized me many times just watching them swim around. Better than most tv shows.

Posted by: Moon howler at November 23, 2019 04:51 PM (uuDhP)

90 Posted by: Hairyback Guy at November 23, 2019 04:44 PM (Z+IKu)

We had a 30 gallon for several years. We had angel fish in there and a few others I can't remember. I loved having it but it got to be too big of a chore for Mr. Jewells to handle. I would love to have one again. Bring it out and set it up!

Posted by: Jewells45 at November 23, 2019 04:51 PM (dUJdY)

91 When I was a kid I kept fish tanks. I caught a small bream one time and put it in my tank. Within a day, all of the neons were gone and the other fish were cowering behind whatever they could find. Mr bream came back out.

Posted by: freaked at November 23, 2019 04:52 PM (Tnijr)

92 Posted by: Hairyback Guy at November 23, 2019 04:44 PM (Z+IKu)

An anti-heron trick I heard of was to criss-cross the pond with fishing line, a few feet above the water. The herons can sense that something is there that can entangle their wings and won't take chance, even for a fresh fish snack!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar knows EDKH at November 23, 2019 04:54 PM (BiNEL)

93 We had cichlids at one time. My husband would hold a piece of dried beef above the water and they would jump out of the tank and grab it.

Posted by: Moon howler at November 23, 2019 04:54 PM (uuDhP)

94 lol.. JTB.. I tried 3 times to keep betas alive. Every one died on me. Usually after I cleaned the little 5 gallon tank he was in. First one was Wyatt, then Doc, can't remember what I named the 3rd one. My daughters friend had one she just kept in a fishbowl. Damn thing would get filthy but that stupid fish didn't seem to mind. Lived 4 years.

Posted by: Jewells45 at November 23, 2019 04:54 PM (dUJdY)

95 I used to catch crawdads and put them in my tanks too. They are fun to watch. They will try to catch fish, but I've never seen one do it.

I had a big Oscar that I would feed crawdads from the swamp to. She loved those things. They would sit on the bottom with their claws out looking all menacing and badass, and the Oscar would just come along and suck them up whole.

Posted by: freaked at November 23, 2019 04:56 PM (Tnijr)

96 Nothing funnier than watching a half asleep cat stretch and roll off a piece of furniture only to land like a 5lb sack of flour on the floor.

It really damages their sense of self for a minute or two.


That helped me figure out why my kittehs' favorite beds (including the heated one) are located at floor level. They will, of course, seek out the human bed when the human is in it if it's cold enough outside, but I've yet to see either one of them fall off.

Posted by: Basement Cat at November 23, 2019 04:56 PM (pPNCa)

97 Sadly, my Oscar was killed when my house was struck by lightning. True story.

Posted by: freaked at November 23, 2019 04:58 PM (Tnijr)

98 94 ... Our betta, named Achilles, lived for several years with just basic care of the tank. Which means I just got lucky.

Posted by: JTB at November 23, 2019 05:01 PM (bmdz3)

99 Jewells... I am apparently the grim reaper for fish... When I was younger my parents had a tank. Every time I got one to add in, the next morning it was sleeping with the humans.... Didn't matter what kind... Didn't matter if I just picked the type of fish and let someone else pick the actual one.... Apparently they just see me and lose the will to live

Posted by: Confuzzled at November 23, 2019 05:03 PM (TyVii)

100 Apparently they just see me and lose the will to live

I feel the same way. I really felt bad about the betas. I think they are cool looking fish. I may try the old goldfish bowl route. Hell, worked for my daughters friend.

Posted by: Jewells45 at November 23, 2019 05:07 PM (dUJdY)

101 Nothing funnier than watching a half asleep cat stretch and roll off a piece of furniture only to land like a 5lb sack of flour on the floor.

It really damages their sense of self for a minute or two.
Posted by: garrett at November 23, 2019 04:29 PM (9Ch+5)


Oh yes. There's a specific nonchalant grooming that Miss Cunning Huntress uses to try to play it off whenever she catlike agilities her way face-first off the couch onto the floor.

Nobody's buying it, cat.

Posted by: hogmartin at November 23, 2019 05:08 PM (t+qrx)

102 Posted by: freaked at November 23, 2019 04:58 PM (Tnijr)

That is sad! Oscars are beggars. I've had them flip water out of the tank just to get attention if they were bored. I had a pair that really liked to be touched.

Basically, you could put your hand in the water and they'd swim over to pet you! They liked crickets.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at November 23, 2019 05:08 PM (dH/BH)

103 See, my problem is I'm a clean freak. Everything has to clean. If I saw the tank start looking dirty I HAD to clean it.

Posted by: Jewells45 at November 23, 2019 05:08 PM (dUJdY)

104 I love keeping fish. We had a huge tank when our kids were growing up. I swear, it really hypnotized me many times just watching them swim around. Better than most tv shows.

The cancer hospital downtown has an enormous (and well-kept) fish tank in the upstairs lobby where both the patients and the visitors can sit and watch the fish. The staff says that most people find that watching the fish is both comforting and relaxing, and some folks even talk to the fish. (No TV blaring CNN either!)

Posted by: Basement Cat at November 23, 2019 05:09 PM (pPNCa)

105 Fish are sensitive to the water's PH. Also, the chlorine in that's in tap water will kill fish quickly. If you use tap water in your tank or bowl, you should let it sit in a open bucket for 24 hours to let the chlorine dissipate. They also make stuff you can put in the water to get rid of it faster.

Posted by: freaked at November 23, 2019 05:10 PM (Tnijr)

106 They also make stuff you can put in the water to get rid of it faster.
Posted by: freaked at November 23, 2019 05:10 PM (Tnijr)


Some municipal water supplies use chloramine instead of chlorine, which doesn't really come out of the water readily. You need the additive to dechlorinate it; just leaving it open won't do it.

Posted by: hogmartin at November 23, 2019 05:12 PM (t+qrx)

107 64 Anyone else watching Arthell Williams (Sp?) on FOX going to the Mat for Joe and Hunter Biden?
Posted by: garrett at November 23, 2019 04:15 PM (9Ch+5)

I got tired of watching her, and that Leland guy. I remember that Trump a few months ago called her out for her spouting CNN-level nonsense.



Fox was good while it lasted. Still a few talking heads carry the ratings. But they have generally fallen.

Good news is with the internet, the old media can't control the message like they used to when there were just the big 3. Even with cable, there are also many internet news outlets to get information.

I believe the old media are just figuring that out. Look at how far they push the Shampeachment nonsense. Their reality is an alternative reality. They make shit up out of thin air, then try to backstop it with more imaginary nonsense. But they aren't controlling the message any more.

And the meltdown on the left, between old-style liberals that cling to Quid Pro Joe versus the AOC-Tlieb-Pressley-BroFo-Payapal Communists, is yet to happen.

So a net positive.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at November 23, 2019 05:23 PM (sy5kK)

108 I didnt know that hogmartin. How long does chloramine take to dissipate?

Posted by: freaked at November 23, 2019 05:24 PM (Tnijr)

109 I'm more of a cat person, but today's doggie's are a fine looking group that I think I would enjoy being around.

Posted by: cfo mom at November 23, 2019 05:24 PM (RfzVr)

110 Enquiring minds, Congratulations on your daughter getting into vet school. Wonderful accomplishment.

Posted by: Mrs. JTB at November 23, 2019 05:26 PM (bmdz3)

111 Hello Pets!
Chess is nood.

Posted by: atilla the thrilla at November 23, 2019 05:27 PM (w7KSn)

112 Game thread up.

Posted by: HH at November 23, 2019 05:27 PM (mIJBI)

113 I didnt know that hogmartin. How long does chloramine take to dissipate?
Posted by: freaked at November 23, 2019 05:24 PM (Tnijr)


I really don't know, only that it's a more stable compound. One of the chemistry Morons would know better. I did find this:

https://tinyurl.com/scyquot

Posted by: hogmartin at November 23, 2019 05:30 PM (t+qrx)

114 Check amazon via aces link for chlorine/chloramine remover

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar knows EDKH at November 23, 2019 05:30 PM (BiNEL)

115 I never had a cat or dog growing up. So I never knew what it was like to lose one. One of my children is medically fragile, so when people would complain about their grief from losing a pet I would secretly harbor a sense of anger and resentment. But a funny thing happened. Last year we adopted a cat. I didn't hang out with it much and I didn't feel that close to it. But when it died in a horribly gruesome way I was devastated. Our whole family was just crushed. I realized that on some subconscious level I had loved that cat. This wasn't just affection, this was genuine human love, like you would have for another person. This might seem obvious to people who grew up with pets but to me it was a revelation.

Everyone tells you not go out and immediately get a replacement per, but not two weeks later we adopted a beautiful and affectionate little jet black kitten. And I just love this little cat. She appears to be undersized as she seemed to have stop growing at the "teenage" size. I let her go all kinds of places I never let the last cat go. But I still really miss our old cat.

Posted by: Max Power at November 23, 2019 05:32 PM (q177U)

116 >>>See, my problem is I'm a clean freak. Everything has to clean. If I saw the tank start looking dirty I HAD to clean it.

Posted by: Jewells45 at November 23, 2019 05:08 PM


Hellooo there my Lee's Summit friend! Can I interest you in an all expense paid trip to beautiful Michigan? I understand you will be retiring soon and I wouldn't want you to get bored and feel unneeded.

Posted by: cfo mom at November 23, 2019 05:46 PM (RfzVr)

117 Looks like we got willowed, cf mom.

Posted by: Max Power at November 23, 2019 06:00 PM (q177U)

118 110
Enquiring minds, Congratulations on your daughter getting into vet school. Wonderful accomplishment.


Thanks. She took a job as a vet tech a year ago and within 3 months everyone was telling her she should be a vet rather than a tech. She's not the most confident person although you would not know that if you met her.

She has until April to accept the first offer so she's hoping for a choice.

Posted by: Off the reservation at November 23, 2019 06:01 PM (XzVUd)

119 Benny's a handsome boy...

Condolences McGyver.

Posted by: browndog at November 23, 2019 06:14 PM (FdRXM)

120 We have a 12 year old koi. I want to give him away to live in a big koi pond somewhere, but if he died from the culture shock or got killed by the other fish I would feel so guilty.

Do your homework before taking your kid to the fish section of a pet store and saying "pick out something."

Posted by: Gem at November 23, 2019 06:17 PM (65i3Q)

121 This thread is always so dusty...

Hugs to all who are mourning four-footed family members.

Some good news here. Piggy's infection is gone. A lump remains, though. Checkup Monday.

Aaaand, I'm being adopted by a fourth cat...a mostly blue point Siamese. I had four when I got here but one moved in with the neighbors. Back up to complement.

Thank you for the Pet Thread, MisHum, even the sniffly parts.

Posted by: creeper at November 23, 2019 06:20 PM (fE1wp)

122 Posted by: Max Power at November 23, 2019 05:32 PM (q177U)

I think if you're human, certain animals, especially horses, cats, and dogs, can get into your heart without you realizing how much they mean to you!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar knows EDKH at November 23, 2019 06:42 PM (BiNEL)

123 Sorry to bring everyone's mood down

McGyver, out
Posted by: McGyver at November 23, 2019 03:14 PM (gMngZ)

Condolences, McGyver.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 23, 2019 07:20 PM (/sgva)

124 I want something quiet.
Posted by: freaked at November 23, 2019 04:34 PM (Tnijr)

Then don't get a singing Billy Bass. They are noisy.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 23, 2019 07:28 PM (/sgva)

125 phone number in the eurofag style, sure sign of communists and cat ladies

Posted by: wilfred 0'gasby at November 24, 2019 07:57 AM (VeBbo)

126 I drive NC 17 everyday and the vet sign is always amusing!

Posted by: sencguy at November 24, 2019 11:19 AM (GGhQB)

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