Ace of Spades Pet Thread

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(Wonder if the cat's name is Tanya?)


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Good afternoon and welcome to the almost world famous Ace of Spades Pet Thread. C'mon in and enjoy the world of pets. Its a wonderful place to be for the next couple of hours. So leave the world and current events at the front door.

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A Little of This. A Little of That.

Do rescue animals rescue their rescuers? Here is one profound story. H/T m


We have both known pain, fear, hopelessness. We have both had the odds stacked severely against us. Given our histories, Vector and I could each easily be dead.

On October 10, 2011, I sideswiped a taxi while blind drunk, then sped away into the streets of Manhattan. Police tend to frown upon that; I received a night in jail, a hefty fine and a suspended driver’s license.

More importantly, I also received the precious gift of desperation. I was finally scared enough to get sober after years of steadily worsening alcoholism. Despite the disease’s discouraging statistics, I haven't had a drink since.


I believe addiction is a takes-one-to-help-one disease. It thrives on degradation and hopelessness and, to combat both, recovery relies upon identifying with others who compulsively drank and drugged before finding an unlikely solution. That solution is one another: a bunch of former fall-down drunks who went from doomed to deliverance, and whose experiences in addiction and sobriety are invaluable to fellow sufferers.

My dog, Vector, is a more traditional form of rescue. He is alive by the scarred skin of his mauled-off tail and the saint-like kindness of the Sato Project, an organization that rescues strays from Puerto Rico's infamous Dead Dog Beach.

A longer read, but a good one.


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Conservative, television watching doggehs. H/T IrishEi

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Meet The PetMorons


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Tilda, our American Pit Bull suggestively posing. - P. Aaron

We debated whether or not we should have shown Tilda. After all this is a family friendly thread. J/K. Great shot. Thank you.


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Hi MH,

This is Thor (named for his bark) camping with the family up on the Mogollon Rim in Arizona. The only thing he likes better is lots of snow on the ground. Hes a husky/mastiff mix so he loves to run in the cold stuff. Thanks for letting me share. - JD

What a beautiful spot to camp. Looks like Thor is right at home there at that spot. Snow? You're always invited up to the Frozen Tundra. We appreciate your submission today.


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Hi Mis Hum,

This is Blackie. Late February I took my mom to a shelter in Spokane, WA to get her a new cat. He's about the friendliest cat I've been around, but he is weird. Except for a little milk, cottage cheese, and butter, he loves butter, he's not interested in people food. He once jumped inside the refrigerator and sat in it, but I think he was still in his exploring phase. He has a habit of sleeping on his back whether on a chair, sofa, or someones lap. Every now and then I'll hear a thump, that's him stretching out and falling on the floor. Because of the goofy stuff he does, and at times he's a doofus, I often call him Goofus. I don't think he minds, or cares.

Jake Holenhead

p.s. I sent and you posted a photo of him in late February a few days after we got him.


Hello Jake and Goofus Blackie. We are happy you shared with us today. Blackie seems to be fitting in there nicely. Well done.


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Wildlife on the Pet Thread. This fine gentlemen spent about two weeks camped outside our front door. I miss him now that he has moved on. - Crystal

So I'm guessing with that fine rack it was early winter there at your humble abode? Nice photo. It was pretty neat that he hung that close. Thank you for sharing.


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Dear Mis Hum,

After seeing your pet morons thread two weeks ago I knew I had to write to you… there were too many coincidences… There was the cat that was a “colored point”, a pet named Angus, and a pet that was rescued in a snowstorm in 2006. All of these things have a lot in common with a colored point cat I used to have who’s name was Angus that my wife and I rescued just before the Blizzard of ‘96.

My wife and I had just moved into a new apartment together, she brought her two cats with her, and I had one of my own named Kitty. To me that was enough mammals in one space. Just as the blizzard was starting, my wife noticed a cat hanging around a dumpster and she knew that if she did not rescue the cat, it would most likely die in the storm, so she brought him inside. When I got home I told her that after the storm was done, she would have one week to find a home for the cat or take him to the shelter. Well after almost 20 years he was still waiting to go to the shelter and he became the best animal I have ever had.

We named him Angus because the first thing we all noticed was that he had really huge balls, reminding me of the AC/DC song “Big Balls,” and at the time I couldn’t remember the lead singer’s name so I just named him after the guitarist, Angus Young. (I’m glad I did because Angus does sound a lot cooler for a cat then “Bon”. This cat was incredibly friendly and immediately bonded with my cat probably because he felt bad for it getting bullied by my wife’s cats.

I can’t say enough how awesome this cat was, sometime he wasn’t even like a cat but more like a dog because he would come to you whenever you called him and he was the quintessential lap cat & would sit on you for hours or however long you wanted him to be there. He was such a laid-back and easy-going cat and the only things that seemed to bother him was if he thought somebody was hurting his friend, Kitty, or if you tried to take his salmon away from him, both of which elicited a very scary growl. He also had these hypnotizing blue eyes and a very unique meow which can only be described as “Mrrraaah”. Angus was a very patient and tolerant cat, putting up with the antics of all of my kids when they were very young. For being an indoor cat, he was a very prolific mouser (leaving parts of his quarry for us to find) and he certainly was a survivor, outliving all three other cats by many years.

Unfortunately, he crossed over the rainbow bridge on December 14, 2012 in the arms of all of us. This was the same day the subhuman shot all of those children in Newtown but I would like to think that God called Angus so he would be there to greet all of those children up in heaven. Godspeed Angus - Joe


Your buddy Angus has been gone quite a while and yet the love for him clearly shines to this day. He was an awfully special creature. We are happy that you got to spend time in each other's lives. Thanks for sharing.


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I had to put my Weimaraner (Zelda) down this week. It was both awful and beautiful at the same time. She had a massive stroke at 3am on Wednesday and I found her rolling around my sitting room scared and confused. I sat with her and spent a couple hours just trying to keep her calm and mostly immobile. Gave me time to thank her for being such a good girl. One by one I woke up the kids starting at about 430 so they could say their goodbyes. Yeah, that was the hardest part because they grew up with her. My son arrived from VA about 6am to an dog who was wagging her tail in excitement for him being there. It was beautiful and painful. My son and I put her in the car and we went off to give Zelda her last ride. We were both with her when she took her last peaceful breath. I have no regrets and only fond memories. We all will miss her. - Truck Monkey

Jeez Truck Monkey, what a tough way to say good bye. So sorry to hear of your loss. Zelda sure was a looker. Once again, those special creatures aren't with us nearly long enough. Condolences.


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Mikey watches TV with us. But he got to interested in the PBS show on
CATS that he couldn't sit still on the sofa.

We yelled at him, "You'll ruin your eyes watching that close!", but he ignored us. - John

To be fair, John submitted several photos which included Mikey watching PBS. This photo really cracked me up with his inquisitiveness. We appreciate you sending in this story. Thanks.


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am a AOSHQ lurker but we have some pets that are especially adorable.

These are Nubian goats. We are borrowing them from a friend while we wait for our baby goats to be born.

We live on 40 acres and the goats roam free during the day.

There is no danger they would wander off- they object if we even go in the house and tend to hang out on the back deck calling loudly to us until we come back outside.

They follow us around everywhere we go like dogs.

I don’t have a nic since I haven’t posted anything since several years ago. I guess I would be Nancy B. if I did post so you can use that.

I have really enjoyed reading the posts and comments at AOSHQ especially during these crazy times.

It’s nice to know there are some likeminded, clever and intelligent people out there. I wish I knew more like you guys in person. Nancy B

Quite the interesting pets you have there Nancy. No mention if they play fetch or any other tricks. Glad you lurk and if you would like to meet fellow Morons keep an eye open for possible MoMes in your area. Thank you for being a lurker and coming out today.


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Thanks for the pet thread MisHum. This submission is long overdue.
The guy drinking the McCafe is Jiggs the pug and the lady in the recliner is Maggie, a pug terrier mix. These two really helped Grandpa cope with Grandma's passing back in 2014, but unfortunately we lost Jiggs on April 21st. He was nearly 12, which is a good long life for a pug, but it was still hard on us all.- Prince Ludwig the Deplorable

No need to thank me Prince Ludwig. Cute pups in those 2 photos. So sorry to hear of Jiggs' passing. We are glad you shared with us today.


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This is Big Poodle. We've had him for 3.5 years. He enjoys eating sticks of butter and digging through garbage cans. We are convinced he has opposable thumbs because he can get into anything. We had a Fiesta Ware butter dish that had a cover to it. We had a stick of butter in it. We put it on top of the toaster on the back of the kitchen counter so he couldn't get it. He took the cover off the butter dish, ate the butter, put the cover back on the dish, all without knocking it off the toaster.

Amazing creature. - Patrick


You mean that big sweetie is amazing and exasperating all at the same time? I've heard the larger poodles are smart. This guy certainly lives up to the hype. Great photo and story. Thank you for sharing.


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Good post today on putting your pets down. Little did I know I was doing it 2 hours later Gracie (the white one)was breathing har so we took her to vet Internal bleeding , probable tumor so we have to do it. Came out of the blue. She was 10 .She is also the dog that found Opie the Opposum. If you remember that post from awhile ago. Rip Gracie. That's Greta her partnering crime - Al

Damn Al. That's horribly sad. We are so sorry to hear of Gracie's illness and death. I can't speak for the others but I do remember the Opie story. Hopefully Greta will be ok without her buddy.


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If we learned anything from today's Pet Thread is that life is short and unpredictable. Give those critters an extra S-N-A-C-K and several extra scratches.

A great group of pet photos and stories. Thank you for taking the time out of your schedules to share with the Horde.

Still plenty of photos in the old in-box. We are getting to them. We appreciate your patience. Our address is petmorons at gmail dot com

Have a great week!

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at 04:00 PM




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1 maybe first?

Posted by: mallfly of the Lammamoor at May 30, 2020 02:48 PM (4a9Vv)

2 I feel vindicated

Posted by: mallfly of the Lammamoor at May 30, 2020 02:48 PM (4a9Vv)

3 Pets!

Posted by: m at May 30, 2020 02:49 PM (qtcsy)

4 Thanks, MisHum!

Posted by: m at May 30, 2020 02:50 PM (qtcsy)

5 Posted by: m at May 30, 2020 02:50 PM (qtcsy)


You're welcome.
However, there really is no need to thank me.

A labor of love and top notch dental plan.
Vision is on the way, or so I heard.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 30, 2020 02:52 PM (aA3+G)

6 Can "Dragon" and "Falcon" be honorary pets today?

SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft, lifting off on a Falcon 9 rocket, here (T minus 29):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMsvr55cTZ0

Posted by: m at May 30, 2020 02:54 PM (qtcsy)

7
Truck Monkey,
God bless you for staying with Zelda in her last moments. It's clear from her picture she was a loved girl.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 30, 2020 02:56 PM (mht8P)

8 I gotta ask, is wiping your dog's butt a common thing?

The 6 month old corgi puppy has had a spell of softies, like frozen custard consistency, and she being tail-less, leaves an occasional smear.

Fortunately, the floor is all tile.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at May 30, 2020 02:56 PM (+fPHo)

9 Thor is a good looking mix. I wonder if he still drools bad?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 30, 2020 02:56 PM (A5zUN)

10 Sorry to hear about Gracie.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 30, 2020 02:57 PM (A5zUN)

11 Got to the end of content. No comments. What a noob.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at May 30, 2020 02:58 PM (HuH1F)

12 How much for Thor?

[That's my kind of dog!]

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 30, 2020 02:58 PM (dLLD6)

13 Beautiful pets.
Thor looks a bit like my Paisley, who's a lab/husky cross.
Paisley may have a little more white privilege.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at May 30, 2020 02:59 PM (FteFx)

14 I bet Thor has one of those deep woof barks that will deter any invader.

Posted by: freaked at May 30, 2020 03:00 PM (Tnijr)

15 Thor is a pretty cool looking dog.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at May 30, 2020 03:01 PM (H5knJ)

16 Doggies! Thor looks like a great dog. Extremely handsome!

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 30, 2020 03:03 PM (mGQEH)

17 Things still go across the board for the space launch and fuel load is ongoing.

Fingers crossed for all these guys!

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 30, 2020 03:04 PM (mGQEH)

18 8 I gotta ask, is wiping your dog's butt a common thing?

The 6 month old corgi puppy has had a spell of softies, like frozen custard consistency, and she being tail-less, leaves an occasional smear.

Fortunately, the floor is all tile.
Posted by: Les Kinetic at May 30, 2020 02:56 PM (+fPHo)

Never had to do it with Ajax- even during the upset stomach puppy years. Even then he would make sure not to get anything on his fur. He might make a mess, but he was clean as a whistle.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 30, 2020 03:04 PM (A5zUN)

19 Beautiful pets this week. Love the goats! We shaved down the Yeti last week (ticks bad this year) and the Nubian goat is what he now looks like

Posted by: Euro at May 30, 2020 03:04 PM (07WeQ)

20 Bob and Doug getting ready to take off, eh? Don't be a hosehead.

Oh yeah, nice doggehs!

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at May 30, 2020 03:05 PM (r+sAi)

21 Big Poodle sounds like one of the smart ones, Patrick. Have to keep your eye on them.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 30, 2020 03:07 PM (A5zUN)

22 Pugs! Yay! Molly was happy to see her "people" represented

Posted by: acethepug at May 30, 2020 03:07 PM (qPKAe)

23 Guy Mohawk, what's a hosehead? Sounds like a word they use in Canadia.

Posted by: m at May 30, 2020 03:07 PM (qtcsy)

24 Beautiful bunch of critters! Love the blue-eyed snowstorm Angus; my black Angus was featured a few weeks back (he also says "Mrrraaah!") Glad you had that good long time with yours, Joe. They can stay in your heart for years and years after they are gone.

Posted by: skywch at May 30, 2020 03:08 PM (Y/Ps0)

25 My cousin had to put down his 16 yo Australian mix(Maverick) two week ago. Mavy was a very special dog(aren't they all), and had an amazing vocabulary. He loved playing. He'd bring me his bone, lay it on my lap, and then would play keepaway after I gave it back.

I love the pet thread here. It makes me happy, and I find it even more relevant now that Mavy has passed. I have to go as I have something in my eye.

Posted by: Concerned People's Front, Unbanned Chapter at May 30, 2020 03:09 PM (vGJY7)

26 Guy Mohawk, what's a hosehead

Bob and Doug MacKenzie used the word hoser, which I never used.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at May 30, 2020 03:09 PM (FteFx)

27 Think I need to take a break from the pet thread due to dusty conditions, knowing eventually will have to post about longtime companion, thank god still here.

Posted by: not for a long time please, banned at May 30, 2020 03:10 PM (HO2vd)

28 The one guy is twitching his hand while waiting. I do that when I get bored or am waiting.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 30, 2020 03:14 PM (A5zUN)

29 Wrong thread. My fault.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 30, 2020 03:14 PM (A5zUN)

30 We put it on top of the toaster on the back of the kitchen counter so he couldn't get it. He took the cover off the butter dish, ate the butter, put the cover back on the dish, all without knocking it off the toaster.
Amazing creature. - Patrick

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you have no evidence, only circumstancial speculation
Big Poodle attests that a cat came in and d it
He was framed!

Posted by: vdoggeh woof woof at May 30, 2020 03:17 PM (QMly8)

31 Five minutes out, fuel load still ongoing, in final countdown.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 30, 2020 03:18 PM (mGQEH)

32 Yeah!


Pet Thread.

Posted by: BifBewalski - sinis est culus at May 30, 2020 03:19 PM (VcFUs)

33 Fuel load complete and onboard power is active. I hope your puppies are watching the launch in about a minute!

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 30, 2020 03:22 PM (mGQEH)

34 One minute. Here we go...

Posted by: freaked at May 30, 2020 03:22 PM (Tnijr)

35 GO FOR LAUNCH! 30 seconds!

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 30, 2020 03:22 PM (mGQEH)

36 Another lovely bunch of moranimals, today!
I love the camping scene with Thor, wish I was there right now.

Posted by: attila the thrilla at May 30, 2020 03:23 PM (w7KSn)

37 LIFTOFF!

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 30, 2020 03:23 PM (mGQEH)

38 Stage separation complete!

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 30, 2020 03:26 PM (mGQEH)

39 God speed, Space X!!! What a great day.

Thanks for the compliments on Thor.

He doesn't drool too bad, mostly at end of a long walk or hike. Sheds like a husky with that thick undercoat. Does have a tremendous bark. He's an important part our security system.

Sorry, CDB, not for sale:-)

Posted by: JD at May 30, 2020 03:26 PM (qShqp)

40

Liftoff.

OUR COUNTRY BUILT THIS.

Posted by: irongrampa at May 30, 2020 03:26 PM (KATBx)

41 Stage 2 fired, and normal! Five minutes to orbit, about.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 30, 2020 03:27 PM (mGQEH)

42 Astronauts doing there thing and moving about!

Awesome. About damn time we put men back into space on our own power. G-d bless 'em!

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 30, 2020 03:28 PM (mGQEH)

43 Not sure about that first pic.

Way, way back in the day - early 90s - we got a very sick, 8-week old abandoned kitty, Sammy, who had been surviving alone on the streets of Jersey City for at least a month. Sammy was a very cool kitty. Absolutely nothing fazed or frightened him.

The minute he was brought home, he - a tiny, ill kitten on antibiotics - immediately went about establishing his house supremacy by taking on our 24- lb. orange tabby, Rustum. Despite Rustum's size, he was a total pacifist and would just stick out a paw as Sammy charged him and we would laugh as Sammy just bounced off and prepared to charge Rustum again and again and again. When Rustum got sick of that, he would just sit on Sammy. Naturally, the two became the best of friends.

Then one day, my husband came home with The Singing Throats of Tuva. Sammy went totally and utterly berserk, howling at the top of his lungs and running around the apartment like he was possessed. Rustum was more restrained in his response, but nevertheless was also clearly disturbed. At least in our household then, Mongolian throat singers and cats never mixed.

Posted by: Irene NYC at May 30, 2020 03:29 PM (/xLTE)

44 First stage under control for coming back in for a landing on the ship. I hope it works. That is insanely impressive.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 30, 2020 03:29 PM (mGQEH)

45 vdoggeh thought liftoff was very exciting
but the flight is nap time

Posted by: vmom 2020 at May 30, 2020 03:30 PM (QMly8)

46 Stage one return/reentry burn started

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 30, 2020 03:30 PM (mGQEH)

47

An exceptional country, populated by extraordinary people.

We keep demonstrating that in spite of everything else.

Posted by: irongrampa at May 30, 2020 03:31 PM (KATBx)

48 Send stage cut-off, 27k kph 198 km altitude.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 30, 2020 03:32 PM (mGQEH)

49 THEY PULLED IT OFF AGAIN! The first stage of the rocket - reusable in a pipe dream no one should have been able to pull off - has landed on the unmanned drone ship!

And at the same time, the Dragon hit orbital insertion as expected. They're in zero G!

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 30, 2020 03:33 PM (mGQEH)

50 Second stage separation complete! Dragon's on her own.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 30, 2020 03:35 PM (mGQEH)

51 Our kitty, that adopted us back in November after being a "community cat", walked past the porch window with a big tree lizard in her mouth.

She's plump and sleek now, but I guess she likes to keep her hand in...

Posted by: Sal at May 30, 2020 03:36 PM (bo8pf)

52 @ 49

Are you as proud as I am of these Americans, Joe Mannix?

Posted by: irongrampa at May 30, 2020 03:37 PM (KATBx)

53 Who knew doggies loved coffee?
Happy Caturday everyone

Posted by: Skip at May 30, 2020 03:38 PM (ZCEU2)

54 Life support spinning up for the next 19 hours until they dock.

I am very proud of what these guys have done. From drawing board to recoverable rocket and manned space flight in under 15 years and on what was, by space terms, a shoestring budget.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 30, 2020 03:39 PM (mGQEH)

55 Are you as proud as I am of these Americans, Joe Mannix?
Posted by: irongrampa at May 30, 2020 03:37 PM (KATBx)
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Damn straight.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 30, 2020 03:39 PM (mGQEH)

56 Sobriety pets? Any good sponsor will tell you to start with a goldfish.

Posted by: DaveA at May 30, 2020 03:39 PM (FhXTo)

57 The heaviest part of that rocket's payload, was the BALLS on those guys.

*RESPECT*



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 30, 2020 03:40 PM (QzJWU)

58 NASA spokesman: "American astronauts on American rockets from American soil. It shows you what we can do when we come together to do it. I don't know what to say."

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 30, 2020 03:41 PM (mGQEH)

59 NASA
"This has been a long time coming. It's been nine years since we've launched American astronauts on American rockets from American soil, but we finally got it done."

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 30, 2020 03:43 PM (mGQEH)

60 A few weeks ago, an orange tabby adopted Publius' digs and decided to move in. Publius thought he looked like a "Jake" so that's his name. He's got beautiful golden eyes and no white markings at all. Also, a cocoa-colored birthmark on his right rear pad. The vet thinks he's about a year old. He's all muscle, a beautiful shorthair kitty. He likes to sleep in the living room all day, and prowls outside at night.

Whenever Publius says "Jake!" he responds with "MRROOWW!" A very talkative cat. He can't stay still if you touch him - he'll bump his head against you and snuggle or arch his back, showing off his well-developed, fuzzy balls (my brother said they look like a tarantula fastened to his behind).

I observed that if he was going to become a member of the family, neutering him was the best way to keep him out of trouble. So yesterday we had the dirty deed done. Once we got him home, he wobbled everywhere as cats are wont to do (they always want to walk it off). And he wanted outside. He chose to jump off the deck instead of walking down the steps, weirdo. We wanted to avoid the vengeful peeing that occurred the previous night when he wasn't allowed to go outside (tomcat pee - ugh!) so we let him out.
He disappeared into the bushes by the garage to get straightened out.
A few hours later, Publius' daddy wanted to know where he was (they've become attached). Publius told him he'd disappeared into the bushes, and he responded, "We ain't never gonna see that cat again." I said, "Yeah, he just showed up to USE us to get rid of his balls." Publius laughed and said he'd be back since he eats well here.
Sure enough, he showed up on the deck minutes later, starving and wanting to come in. As he devoured a can of Fancy Feast, we put Sandy outside and then let him in. He proceeded to devour what was left of the dry food in the hall. Then I scooped him up and placed him next to Publius' daddy, who was lying on the couch. They snuggled and he kept stroking Jake's ears, so we left them there for a few hours.
He's not appreciated by the female kitty, Streaker, so we make sure they aren't in the house together. Sandy's not a fan either. I'm hoping that now that he's fixed, he'll be less apt to tangle with the other two.
Publius really is a cat whisperer. My Harli loves him more than my brother and I. I'm not jealous - I'm very happy for the two of them

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess - Hydroxy Chloro Queen and Bat Soup Nazi at May 30, 2020 03:44 PM (rCwaK)

61 And I like that they didn't take the first manned flight up just to bring it back down as a proof-of-concept. They're actually doing something with it. Not good enough to get it up there, it has an actual trip to make, with actual people and stuff to deliver.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 30, 2020 03:45 PM (mGQEH)

62 Posted by: Miley, the Duchess - Hydroxy Chloro Queen and Bat Soup Nazi at May 30, 2020 03:44 PM (rCwaK)
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Nice story, Miley!

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 30, 2020 03:47 PM (mGQEH)

63 The woman who is on TV from SpaceX (their anchorette) has great screen presence. Beautiful and articulate and excited. I hope they keep her around.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 30, 2020 03:48 PM (mGQEH)

64 Enjoyed the Jake story, Miley. Nothing like an orange tabby, they are wonderful cats!

Posted by: skywch at May 30, 2020 03:49 PM (Y/Ps0)

65 Who knew doggies loved coffee?
Happy Caturday everyone
Posted by: Skip at May 30, 2020 03:38 PM (ZCEU2)


My dear departed whippet Biscuit just adored cauliflower.

Posted by: filbert at May 30, 2020 03:50 PM (NiXyF)

66 Happy Pet Thread Day.

Loved the cat tale, Miley

Posted by: Ben Had at May 30, 2020 03:51 PM (1G0gF)

67 Also liked Irene's story of Sammy and Rustum. Again, a great loving orange tabby! I've had two in my life.

Posted by: skywch at May 30, 2020 03:51 PM (Y/Ps0)

68

Let me just thank you, MH, for being so kind about the thread jack--it was much appreciated to be able to trumpet that tremendous good news.

Posted by: irongrampa at May 30, 2020 03:52 PM (KATBx)

69 We brought Jake back to my place after his first trip to the vet (shots and deworming), which is just up the street from me. Publius had to get some take out for his parents before returning to the farm. Harli was in the bedroom, so I closed the door. She heard Jake's MROOWW and was alert, but had no intention of coming out to see him. She's a brat who likes to be alone.
Once the new house is built, Jake will no doubt join us there, at least part of the time. Harli will just have to deal with him. I'm hoping she won't be the bitch she was to my brother's cats during her temporary stay there.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess - Hydroxy Chloro Queen and Bat Soup Nazi at May 30, 2020 03:56 PM (rCwaK)

70 I had a young, orange, male tabby show up one day. He walked in with the attitude of - I will live here now and so he did.

The next morning as he stood at the door with a rat in his mouth he was dubbed Carmine, as he let us know he was a made man.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 30, 2020 03:59 PM (1G0gF)

71 The next morning as he stood at the door with a rat in his mouth he was dubbed Carmine, as he let us know he was a made man.





Posted by: Ben Had at May 30, 2020 03:59 PM (1G0gF)

LOL! Jake had just that attitude. He was not taking no for an answer.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess - Hydroxy Chloro Queen and Bat Soup Nazi at May 30, 2020 04:02 PM (rCwaK)

72 Mis Hum, we haven't had a Izzy report in a good while. I'll bet she is even more gorgeous.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 30, 2020 04:07 PM (1G0gF)

73 Nice Pets Y'all!.......

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 30, 2020 04:08 PM (Z+IKu)

74 Jiggs and Maggie! A childhood fuuun paper memory. Beautiful.

Posted by: Eromero at May 30, 2020 04:20 PM (XhWtx)

75 So I'm guessing with that fine rack it was early winter there at your humble abode?
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On this site, that is very much a non-standard usage of "nice rack."

On rescues rescuing their rescuers, about a month after we got Sally, my wife was walking her, and stepped in a hole, breaking her ankle. Sally's barks brought people to help. However, she wouldn't let them near Mrs Eeyore, so they had to go a block to our home, and get me. Definite proof that we had become her humans.

Posted by: Eeyore at May 30, 2020 04:22 PM (ZbwAu)

76 Who knew doggies loved coffee?
Happy Caturday everyone
Posted by: Skip at May 30, 2020 03:38 PM (ZCEU2)

My dear departed whippet Biscuit just adored cauliflower.
Posted by: filbert
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My old pal, Belmont, a Siamese, really like cantaloupe.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 30, 2020 04:24 PM (ysC0S)

77 Tilda looks to be perfectly named.

Posted by: m at May 30, 2020 04:24 PM (qtcsy)

78 One of my dear, departed old cats just loved bits of avocado. Another one liked potato chips.

Cats can be so weird.

Posted by: JQ at May 30, 2020 04:30 PM (whOIk)

79 Great picture of Thor. He's looks like an awesome companion.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 30, 2020 04:37 PM (2DOZq)

80 That's a nice story Eeyore

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 30, 2020 04:40 PM (aA3+G)

81 Butter should be a human right but the government doesn't want to cut into Big Poodle's profits. Wake up sheeple!

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable - Now With 25% More Malarky at May 30, 2020 04:43 PM (SfYbS)

82 Cantaloupe and grapes; seedless grapes, peeled. That's what my cat liked. What a princess.

Posted by: m at May 30, 2020 04:43 PM (qtcsy)

83
SpaceX's Starship "BFR" will be on the order of the Saturn V, from what I'm reading.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 30, 2020 04:45 PM (rCwaK)

84 Posted by: Ben Had at May 30, 2020 04:07 PM (1G

She's interesting
Will get a pic out one of these days

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 30, 2020 04:45 PM (aA3+G)

85
Sorry,wrong thread.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 30, 2020 04:46 PM (rCwaK)

86 Blackie looks much like my big black cat Wolf. I have a theory that all-black cats, short-haired or long, are the most easygoing and adaptable of all cats. Certainly the ones I've known well have been, and I hear the same from other people. Possibly it's because, to survive the Great Black Cat/Witchcraft Purge of the Middle Ages, black cats had to be extraordinarily adaptable, and being easygoing and friendly would have helped their humans bond with them and hide them during the Burning Times.

Joe's story of his colorpoint survivor Angus (cool name!) is touching. Angus may have had some Siamese in him, and I hear that Siamese tend to be long-lived like that. Both he and Joe were lucky that day his wife rescued him.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 30, 2020 04:46 PM (rpbg1)

87 Great looking pets!

Posted by: redridinghood at May 30, 2020 04:46 PM (wiXsO)

88 No staring at the goats!!!

Posted by: Diogenes at May 30, 2020 04:47 PM (axyOa)

89 Laika was the first dog in space. Good looking terrier.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 30, 2020 04:48 PM (2DOZq)

90 Oh, LOL!

"seedless grapes, peeled. That's what my cat liked. What a princess."
Posted by: m at May 30, 2020 04:43 PM


*curtsies*

All admiration to Her Royal Highness!

Posted by: JQ at May 30, 2020 04:50 PM (whOIk)

91 Good Saturday afternoon, horde. So bittersweet today, all of your stories of having to put the companions down. Some of you really do it in style, though.

I'm late, because I was prepping ingredients for this week's dog food. We'll assemble everything into individual meal containers tomorrow--it makes the week go smoothly.

Posted by: April at May 30, 2020 04:50 PM (OX9vb)

92 Had never heard of Dead Dog Beach in Puerto Rico, till today.
Very sad to read that there are over 300,000 desperate strays living there.

Posted by: redridinghood at May 30, 2020 04:50 PM (wiXsO)

93 Great looking group of moronimals, y'all.

Oh, and the Big Poodle isnt' wearing his mask correctly Patrick.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at May 30, 2020 04:56 PM (Dhht7)

94 olddog, How's you kitty doing? Still on the meds?

Posted by: Ben Had at May 30, 2020 04:59 PM (1G0gF)

95 Pet Thread!!! WeaselDog says howdy!

Posted by: Weasel at May 30, 2020 05:04 PM (MVjcR)

96 83
SpaceX's Starship "BFR" will be on the order of the Saturn V, from what I'm reading.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 30, 2020 04:45 PM (rCwaK)

Big Fuckin' Rocket?

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 30, 2020 05:04 PM (NWiLs)

97 Hi, Ben Had. Yes, still on meds. But they were able to get liquid versions of couple of the pills so administration of medicine is tad smoother.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at May 30, 2020 05:06 PM (Dhht7)

98 Ben Had! Heya!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 30, 2020 05:07 PM (NWiLs)

99 olddog, I'm sure that is a relief for all of you.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 30, 2020 05:07 PM (1G0gF)

100 "seedless grapes, peeled. That's what my cat liked. What a princess."
Posted by: m at May 30, 2020


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Cats can be weird. My big cat when I was a boy, Rusty the short-haired red tabby, loved green olives. We'd slice off little bits for him and he would gobble them up with the enthusiasm he showed for catnip.

He was a big eater. We sometimes slipped him little treats that I know now were not really good for him, like a tiny bit of a vanilla wafer or a crumb of plain cake donut. Never much, and never often, but now and then. But olives made him go ballistic.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 30, 2020 05:08 PM (rpbg1)

101 Finally got our aged Shi Tzu, The Dutchess Sophia, cut. I was somewhat astonished to rediscover that there was a dog inside of that big knotted cotton ball.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 30, 2020 05:09 PM (pK7cg)

102 Insom, I'm sorry for the delay in answering you. I will take care of that here shortly.

Prayers for your family.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 30, 2020 05:10 PM (1G0gF)

103 I have to take my cats for walks like a dog except no leash. It's my fault for starting it. They will beg to go for their walk by standing at the door and not shutting up until I do what they tell me. 5:30 pm every day. I call it a walk but it's really a lizard hunt.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 30, 2020 05:10 PM (2DOZq)

104 102 Insom, I'm sorry for the delay in answering you. I will take care of that here shortly.

Prayers for your family.
Posted by: Ben Had at May 30, 2020 05:10 PM (1G0gF)

No worries about that, and thank you very much. It's a tough time.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 30, 2020 05:10 PM (NWiLs)

105 Missed the launch and barely made the Pet Thread. What an emotional rollercoaster this one was. My heart goes out to all who said "Good bye" recently.
Patrick, my last three dogs were standard poodles. I probably won't get another. It's uncomfortable having a dog that's smarter than me. Uncovering and then REcovering the butter dish is a new high, though.

Posted by: creeper at May 30, 2020 05:15 PM (XxJt1)

106 I have to take my cats for walks like a dog except no leash. It's my fault for starting it. They will beg to go for their walk by standing at the door and not shutting up until I do what they tell me. 5:30 pm every day. I call it a walk but it's really a lizard hunt.
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 30, 2020


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The late black cat Marie-Antoinette was like that, but she loved the harness and leash and would run to the door crying when I brought it out. Linda and I would walk slowly along the sidewalk with our black cat leading us, her tail in the air. Must have entertained the neighbors no end.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 30, 2020 05:15 PM (rpbg1)

107 Just managed to shove a Famotidine tablet down Mike Hammer's Cat's throat. Always a fun time. He gets this look in his eye, not of fear, but abject hatred...then the battle begins.

I win about half the time. He's become a master at faking by tucking the pill under his tongue, or in his cheek. Later I'll find the pill somewhere, it having been spit out.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 30, 2020 05:18 PM (830x5)

108 olddog, I'm sure that is a relief for all of you.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 30, 2020 05:07 PM
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TBH, the daughter had developed an effective technique of sandwiching cat 'tween her legs so both hands were free to shove pills in his mouth. She was quite proud of herself. Much to his dismay, the Cat not so proud of her.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at May 30, 2020 05:18 PM (Dhht7)

109 My sister's orange tabby moved on to kitty heaven yesterday at the tender age of...23! Sis received Mumu as a freshman in high school.

Posted by: Fortcoins at May 30, 2020 05:20 PM (1vIuC)

110 Good Saturday afternoon, horde. So bittersweet today, all of your stories of having to put the companions down. Some of you really do it in style, though.
. . .
Posted by: April at May 30, 2020


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April, my big red tabby Maine Coon mix Arizona passed away when we lived in CO. I took his ashes up into the mountains near Winter Park and scattered them there. Locals told me that bobcats could be seen up there, and Arizona, I thought, always believed he should have been a bobcat, but Mistakes Were Made. Also I had a plaque, "Arizona 1983-1999: I Handled Quarters & Rations, You Handled the Rest," mounted on the wall of the local pet shelter.

The other cats, I have their ashes still. AZ got the big-time treatment.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 30, 2020 05:20 PM (rpbg1)

111 I bought a "One Fast Cat" exercise wheel for the cats. It was supposed to get here today...supposed to.

Posted by: lin-duh en fugue at May 30, 2020 05:22 PM (UUBmN)

112 i think the cat it top photo is named "bluebell"...

/me ducks and runs away laughing

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 30, 2020 05:23 PM (PnmdJ)

113 After you give the kitty the pill, blow in his nose. *Most* of the time that will make them swallow. Works even better on dogs.

Posted by: creeper at May 30, 2020 05:23 PM (XxJt1)

114 Trump giving a speech at NASA

Posted by: MAGA at May 30, 2020 05:26 PM (gqUuV)

115 LOL @you, redc1c4. I looked to see if she might have sent it.

Posted by: creeper at May 30, 2020 05:26 PM (XxJt1)

116 lin-duh, I'll be curious to know how that works out?

Posted by: Ben Had at May 30, 2020 05:27 PM (1G0gF)

117 Ah, Wolfus, what a great send off and memorial!

Lin-duh, that sounds fun. I wonder if they make one doggie sized? My Sarge would love it!

Posted by: April at May 30, 2020 05:29 PM (OX9vb)

118 I am going off topic about something that just really grabbed my heart.

In Washington State today there was an Open up Washington rally at our capitol in Olympia. I couldn't attend but I watched the live stream and I felt so inspired and comforted to see some of the good patriots who live in my state speaking up and preparing to do what they can to fight the injustice.

I have lived in Washington all my life. It is my home and I vow it always will be. I will stay here and do what I can.

Others may flee but I tell you what. If the war is lost here it will be lost everywhere in the country. It may take a while in the more fortunate "Red States" but it will come.

It is heartbreaking to see how oppressed we have become. And it is not the fault of those of us who oppose seeing our beautiful home state ruined.

The corruption runs so deep. We who oppose what has happened here have our lives to live. We peacably go about our business as best we can and live with what we have never felt we had the power to change. But it looks like the days for that are over.

Please you all, do not condemn all the citizens of the blue states. We are not all sheep or idiots. We do not all deserve what we are suffering through. We love our homes. We didn't ask to be on the front lines of this conflict. Every state has many people like me in it. Pray for us.









Posted by: Nancy B. at May 30, 2020 05:30 PM (f7bQU)

119 Send stage cut-off, 27k kph 198 km altitude.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 30, 2020 03:32 PM (mGQEH)

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what is that in REAL measurements?

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 30, 2020 05:31 PM (PnmdJ)

120 Loved all the pics, as always. What Tilda is doing is referred to as "frog dog" in this house! I will have to see if I have any of my past crew doing it. She is a beauty!

Posted by: Dale Sigler at May 30, 2020 05:32 PM (4tHkh)

121 MisHum, the spelled out S-N-A-C-K cracked me up because we do that, except we have to spell out T-R-E-A-T and C-O-O-K-I-E.

Posted by: Jordan61 at May 30, 2020 05:32 PM (OzQGF)

122 Very well said, Nancy B! I live in a red part of CO. I understand.

Posted by: Infidel at May 30, 2020 05:33 PM (jNOXa)

123 the past is another country

my city is gone

Posted by: BlackOrchid at May 30, 2020 05:35 PM (j9HX3)

124 Elon Musk, smartest African American we have.

Posted by: Menack at May 30, 2020 05:36 PM (buTO7)

125 I saw it at amazon but bought it directly from the company in California. No tax that way. I put it in the cart but left it there. So the next day they offered another $10 off. I still didn't bite. So they offered $20 off so I bought it. With the discount, free shipping, and no tax it was about a $50 savings.

Posted by: lin-duh en fugue at May 30, 2020 05:36 PM (UUBmN)

126 Kind of on topic.

Just finished "Frogs" with Sam Elliot & a very hot from 1972 Joan Van Ark. https://tinyurl.com/yas4tc58

Now watching "Grizzly" https://tinyurl.com/yayr5qrw

It's supposed to be a 1976 Jaws tipoff with an 18' tall bear.

Posted by: BifBewalski - sinis est culus at May 30, 2020 05:37 PM (VcFUs)

127 MisHum, the spelled out S-N-A-C-K cracked me up because we do that, except we have to spell out T-R-E-A-T and C-O-O-K-I-E.

Posted by: Jordan61 at May 30, 2020 05:32 PM (OzQGF)
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LOL. Add O-U-T to that list.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at May 30, 2020 05:37 PM (Dhht7)

128 Our tubby tabby, Sailor, was diagnosed with an underperforming thyroid and has to take a daily pill. The vet sold us these "pill pockets" that are chicken flavored soft cones with a hole you can squeeze around the pill. I thought there was no way the cat would put up with that but they've been surprisingly effective.

Posted by: Captain Hate at May 30, 2020 05:38 PM (y7DUB)

129 Knood. Chess thread.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at May 30, 2020 05:38 PM (m2EfB)

130 Wolfus, what a great send off and memorial!

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Posted by: April at May 30, 2020


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Miss Linda still has the ashes of Marie-Antoinette the smart black cat. After she passed away, we made a trip down to the St. Jude Church on Rampart Street, and Linda lit a candle for her. (We figure Marie has intrigued in Cat Heaven to get herself crowned Queen of All Cats -- an Elizabeth the First among felines.)

I don't know what I'll do to honor the current two, but the appropriate gesture will come to me.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 30, 2020 05:39 PM (rpbg1)

131 Late but present for my favorite thread. Conor and I just got off the road, but we did met DaughterH for ice cream including a pup cup along the way.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 30, 2020 05:39 PM (FBssy)

132 Truck Monkey, I do not think your treatment of Zelda could be done any better in the inevitable end. I am truly sorry for your loss. I think you were both privileged to have that relationship.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 30, 2020 05:43 PM (FBssy)

133 122 Very well said, Nancy B! I live in a red part of CO. I understand.

Thanks Infidel!

Posted by: Nancy B. at May 30, 2020 05:47 PM (f7bQU)

134 118---Posted by: Nancy B. at May 30, 2020 05:30 PM (f7bQU)
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Beautifully put.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at May 30, 2020 05:53 PM (M/9m0)

135 Add T-R-U-C-K to the list of spelled out words, lol.

Baby went berzerk for truck rides!

She would start jumping around if I said that word or even touched the truck keys-- somehow (sound, probably) she always knew which keyring I picked up.

Posted by: JQ at May 30, 2020 06:08 PM (whOIk)

136 Oh, you can add C-A-R to the list. First dog I had would park his butt on landing next to front door blocking your exit when she heard CAR or the jingle of the keys. She loved her car rides.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at May 30, 2020 06:14 PM (Dhht7)

137 Is it just me or does everyone else cry when reading the pet thread? Damn.

Posted by: Bee Bee Que at May 30, 2020 06:56 PM (lCUne)

138 Zelda's story made me get dust in my eyes. I hope all dogs go to heaven.

Posted by: S.Lynn at May 30, 2020 07:06 PM (3MAbZ)

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