Ace of Spades Pet Thread

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Hello Morons. Welcome to the almost world famous Ace of Spades Pet Thread. Take a load off and enjoy the world of animals.

While we are enjoying the world of animals, let's leave the news and current events outside the front door.

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A Little of This. A Little of That.



(H/T Miley)

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Meet The PetMorons


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Kneel before the cute.

Picked him up yesterday in Mississippi (also did the Faulkner gravesite and Rowan Oak residence visit--just the grounds, entry not permitted). Heading back today. Canis Zod Sr. is unaware that she's about to have a little brother to boss around.

Carpe Canis--Seize The Dog!

Who walks on paws observes the laws
of rowdy play and dog-romp folly--
Beagle, mutt, or thin-faced collie
To every canine comes the rule:
Don't snap, don't jump, don't act the fool--

'Mongst other dogs who are your betters.
Whose owners long have used the letters
AKC to their canines ascribe
A higher class of the dog-tribe.

Nose-to-tail is the doggish grace
(not so unlike the human race);
To ken your kin and to be known.
By smelling hinds and licking faces
The dog observes its doggish graces
Their own dog-whistle, their own dog-phone:
"I'll please mind yours, please mind my own."

For us, the owners of said hounds,
As duly, daily we make the rounds
Bagging their leavings, keeping vigil
At the slightly-smelly unkempt dog-temple:

'Tis clear to him who is observant--
Who is the master, and who the servant.

Paul

Cute puppeh. How is the home life? Shoes and furniture still all in one piece? The joys of cuteness bring much responsibility. We appreciate your submission today.

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My sister-inlaw managed to get a decent picture of Annie Apple “helping” with removal of wind debris. It happened to be on the 90 day mark of Annie’s life. Now if I could get Annie to bring the sticks to a burn pile this might be a money maker. Annie however thinks all the sticks are her chew toys. Is there such thing as a beaver Rottweiler mix? - Big V

Look at those adorable eyes. Those eyes say "I'm a big helper Big V." I believe you have the first Beavweiler mix.

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Here are some pics of my pals Django Sunshine , older dog that just passed,and Gibson younger dog passed in oct '19. Gibson was named by breeder after the drink. I liked the name because I love Gibson guitars that have a big full tone, so it fit - Matt

Well those two dogs certainly appeared to have been the best of friends. So sorry to hear they have passed. It must be awfully quiet around the house. Thanks for sharing.

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This is Dutchess, our hard-luck 4-year-old Borzoi girl, in her exercise pen.

She's had nothing but troubles all her life. She developed epilepsy at 18 months, was bitten by a water moccasin, had a urinary tract infection, got bromine poisoning from her medication that made her a near vegetable and most recently broke her hock, requiring 12 weeks of confinement.

For all this, she's a bright, merry little girl. She asks for nothing except a little affection (and her dinner at 7:00). And anything she gets she returns tenfold. There's a lesson there for us bipeds. - Hadrian the Seventh

Wow, Duchess has had a string of bad luck, but clearly is loved by you folks. A beautiful animal with the disposition to match. Thanks for sharing with us today.


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Hello there,

I live in North Texas, where it is not uncommon to spot bobcats out and about in residential neighborhoods. They usually come out under the cover of darkness, but not always. For example, this afternoon I was out walking my dog (who has an unusual respect for felines), and I spotted this beautiful kitty. He was a big boy - about twice the size of my pup, that weighs 16 lbs. The kitty was lounging under the tree, watching something above him (possibly a nest or some squirrels). He let me come up within about 6 feet of him and I was lucky enough to take a bunch of pictures of him with my phone.

I realize that this is a pet thread, and this is technically not a pet, but I did name him Bob (great name for a bobcat) and he was just lovely.

Thank you,
Mimi S (longtime lurker).

Yes, the thread is called the Pet Thread. But, we celebrate all animals including the wild ones that may visit your neighborhood. Awesome photo of this bobcat. Thanks for sharing with us Mimi.


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This is Murphy. Murphy defied a lot of expectations.

First, he was expected to run the streets until he got hit by a car and died. That's what his previous owners did to him - they put him out the front door when they decided to move to a place where he wasn't wanted. Fortunately, he was discovered by the director of the rescue group we were fostering dogs for. He was number two out of about thirty-five foster dogs to come through my home.

Second, he was expected to get adopted by someone pretty soon after he came to us. Well, no. I was informed by my other half that he wasn't going anywhere after about 48 hours. That was nearly ten years ago.

Third, he was expected to be a calm little house dog. Well, no. He had a habit of stealing things and running out through the dog door into the back yard with them. Particularly interesting was when he found my wallet and scattered all of my bank cards out in the yard. He calmed down pretty quickly after that episode; people who foster dogs will tell you that there is typically a behavioral adjustment period when mischief can be expected.

Fourth, he was expected not to do anything in dog sports. Well, no. After one of my Standard Schnauzers washed out of Agility, I put him in classes. He earned a lot of first- and second-tier titles before arthritis compelled his retirement, and was really a fun dog to handle in that sport.

Fifth, he was not expected to go very far in Barn Hunt. He used to just sit on the edge of the ring and look at me as if to say "I don't like this, I don't understand it, please leash me up and take me out." Well, no. After a bit of retraining, he earned a bunch of titles in that sport, and was well on his way to a championship.

Sixth, he was - as a mutt - not expected to be very smart. Well, no. I started a routine of giving the Schnauzers a very nice treat for coming in from the back yard in a timely fashion whenever they started barking and carrying on too much for the neighborhood standards of noise. Murphy learned fairly quickly that when the Schnauzers started making noise, he should go into the back yard, sit quietly and looking at the door, and wait for my signal - then he could come in with them and get a treat for himself as well.

Murphy started having trouble about mid-April. He just wasn't eating well, and seemed uncomfortable. After some confusion between our vet and the specialists, he spent about a week in the hospital and underwent a lot of tests. He went for about a week without eating anything at all, and just drinking a small amount of water. He was eventually diagnosed with multiorgan cancer, and given about two weeks to live.

We brought him home on Friday 4/24. He seemed to be happy to be home - his tail was up and his eyes were bright - but he just wasn't doing well, and he still wasn't eating. And I was trying home-cooked turkey meat out on him.

The next morning, we made the last trip to the vet and he died in my girlfriend's arms. His ashes came home with us on Monday.

Rest easy, Murphy. You really were a great little dog and I will miss you like crazy. - Mark

Do you know what I hate about being the Pet Thread Cob? It is reading the stories of such wonderful animals, the love you Morons have for them and their short existence on this vale of tears. Mark you gave Murphy one hell of a life.


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My Wuhan Harli (Pet Thread) Or not, as you will! But she's cute - Miley

She is cute Miley. How to do you keep that mask on her? Thanks for sharing this photo and the video.


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Good afternoon, Mis Hum!

I know you probably have loads of pics to put on the pet thread, but have wanted to post this pic of our indoor kitties for a while. These are Charlie (black and white Maine Coon,-16 yrs) and Andy (Maine Coon? -13 yrs) Andy is the talkative one, Charlie more subdued. We took in these bad boys when their owner (a friend of ours) needed to go to a Nursing Home last summer, and they were at the vet's office for about 6 weeks before we got them. They had never lived anywhere else. Unfortunately, she was unable to leave the home and passed away about 2 months after she got there, but she was able to learn from my husband that her kitties were being loved, cared for and spoiled by people she knew, so I hope that helped her anxiety. Initially, Charlie was very hesitant and shy, and hunkered under the bed down in the basement for 2 months until we slowly got him to come upstairs. We took it very slowly, and now he has settled in and is very affectionate and cuddly- and the boys hover around my husband when he gets home -(they could give a rip of I'm around or not!) They are ever so sweet and mellow, and I think Charlie got the name because of his cool black mustache (kinda like Charlie Chaplin, maybe?). They are both neutered an declawed, so are indoors all the time. As you see, they have it really tough.......Emoji

Love and enjoy the Pet Thread! - misslurk'ette

A rough life? Let's put it this way, if you ever want to take in a 29 year old Cob, please let me know. You and your hubby have big hearts and adorable looking kittehs. Thanks for sharing today.


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Hello Mis Hum from across the Atlantic in Northern Ireland from an Ulster Moron in the UK in an unnervingly sunny County Down. I post as Sir Ian Botham.
Just wanted to post a couple of pics of the true ruler of our house, Deano, named by my daughter after Dean Martin.
Deano is an autocratic eleven year old Jack Russell who when not posing like a runway supermodel while on a walk along the shore, is far more often to be found snoring and wantonly displaying his wedding tackle to all in sundry.
Which, to be fair, if I had a Hampton Wick a quarter the length of my body, then I'd be showing it off at every possible opportunity too. - Sir Ian Botham.


Ya know, we do try to run a family friendly thread here. But your descriptions were just too good to pass up. Your contribution today does give credence to the "all most world famous Pet Thread" claim. Thank you for sharing.

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Well, that wraps up another Pet Thread. Thanks to all who contributed this past week. And thank you all for reading, comments and the encouraging emails.

If you have something pet or animal related you can submit to us here at petmorons at gmail dot com.

Have a great week!

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1 Happy Caturday everyone

Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 03:14 PM (6f16T)

2 Hola.

Posted by: eastofsuez at June 06, 2020 03:17 PM (U2zca)

3 Here, kitty-kitty!

Posted by: eastofsuez at June 06, 2020 03:18 PM (U2zca)

4 Come on in, the water is fine.

Posted by: eastofsuez at June 06, 2020 03:21 PM (U2zca)

5 Skateboarding Taddy is rad, but I'm more impressed that his owner has a cat that remains chill inside a moving vehicle.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 06, 2020 03:21 PM (Dc2NZ)

6 Dutchess really a cat reincarnation with 9 lives?

Posted by: Skip at June 06, 2020 03:21 PM (6f16T)

7 Is this thing on?

Posted by: eastofsuez at June 06, 2020 03:21 PM (U2zca)

8 I hate most people.

I hate myself.

But my true red-hot burning hatred is reserved for people who just throw an unwanted pet out the door without caring whether it dies or not. I wish I had the power to hurt them.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at June 06, 2020 03:22 PM (2JVJo)

9 Too much cute today, and then there are the dignified animals. And the ones who would like to be dignified. And the ones who don't care if they are dignified.

Posted by: KT at June 06, 2020 03:24 PM (BVQ+1)

10 Great pets this week.
A bright spot in a gloomy world.

Posted by: navybrat loves the petz at June 06, 2020 03:25 PM (w7KSn)

11 Whoa, read the content! Greetings pet owners. We are currently pet free with plans to stay that way. We enjoy the heck out of our kid's pets tho.

Posted by: zeera Moron Author at June 06, 2020 03:25 PM (zUdXR)

12 Murphy looks like he was a lot of fun. And poor Dutchess, to have had so many crappy things happen to her in her young life. Wish I could give her a hug. What a sweet girl. Hope her luck changes for the better very soon.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at June 06, 2020 03:26 PM (k4dH2)

13 I totally forgot to send in a picture of my elderly Maine Coon this week, but I'll try and remember early next week.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at June 06, 2020 03:26 PM (+oVP5)

14 What a wonderful group of pets. Excellent photos and such great stories. Their personalities all came alive even if some of the animals are no longer with us. What would we do without pets to love us and take care of us in crazy times like these?

Posted by: corn and beans at June 06, 2020 03:28 PM (tkNkP)

15 Nice Pets Y'all!......

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at June 06, 2020 03:32 PM (Z+IKu)

16 Love all the pets etc. today, as usual. Especially liked Sir Ian Botham's post. My six times great grandparents came here from the village of Killyleagh in County Down around 1770. Glad they did.

Posted by: FoodWaterAmmo at June 06, 2020 03:32 PM (ANssJ)

17 Those are some beautiful pets.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at June 06, 2020 03:33 PM (Uu+Jp)

18 Poor Duchess.. sure has had a string of bad luck.

All wonderful pets ya'll. My favorite part of Saturday!

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 06, 2020 03:33 PM (dUJdY)

19 Love that bobcat!! Miley, you were brave to get so close, what a beautiful pic.

And love all the others, as usual. MPPPP, agree with your anger. I have a couple of cats I think were thrown out (not together) although don't really know. Like they used to be loved, and then... Can only try to make it up to them.

Posted by: skywch at June 06, 2020 03:33 PM (Y/Ps0)

20 Ah, the most pleasant thread. Thank you!

Posted by: Infidel at June 06, 2020 03:34 PM (UPF6H)

21 Coworker was in the hills earlier this week and came upon pups left by the side of the road. Waited for help (was probably on bike) and they took them to the shelter. She couldn't get one off her mind and went up and adopted the little cutie.

I work with great people.

Posted by: Infidel at June 06, 2020 03:40 PM (UPF6H)

22 Black labs matter

Posted by: Silence is violence at June 06, 2020 03:43 PM (eHW9l)

23 Snowboarding cat wins Internets.

Posted by: eleven at June 06, 2020 03:43 PM (QLPEO)

24 Oh my gosh, the pic with Django Sunshine and Gibson looks EXACTLY like a pic a took a few years back with my beagles Sam and Buck, with Buck using Sam as a pillow! We lost Sam back in February, sadly, but your pic made me smile! Thank you for sharing, Matt!

Posted by: Jordan61 at June 06, 2020 03:43 PM (OzQGF)

25 Robins are nesting somewhere around the yard. Last year Paisley got a baby. I hope we can avoid that this year but I suppose predators gonna predate.

Posted by: Northernlurker at June 06, 2020 03:50 PM (Uu+Jp)

26 Dgs are happy because my friend came in the house today to give them pets. They love me but miss having visitors.

Rain and clouds today so all the pups are napping now.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at June 06, 2020 03:50 PM (Lqy/e)

27 And the lab pup looks a lot like my Wallace. We got him because the owners were told they couldn't have a large dog. At 10 weeks, it was obvious he would be big. One of the best dogs ever and much loved by my first husband. He just never got over my husband's death and died from pnuemonia several months later.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at June 06, 2020 03:53 PM (Lqy/e)

28 What a great group of pets. And the Bobcat. It's rare to see them and coyotes here, but deer don't care.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 06, 2020 03:53 PM (u82oZ)

29 About two and a half years ago we adopted two little parakeets from an area animal shelter. We were told a student from the university there had surrendered them and that they had been neglected. This week, one of them, who we named Jupiter, passed away. She was a beautiful little bird, main body was turquoise and her head was yellow. She was always very quiet, not like her surviving friend BlueMoon, who's chirping his head off as I sit here and type this. RIP Jupie.
Beautiful pets and stories this week, as usual.

Posted by: Nan at June 06, 2020 03:56 PM (tXYtV)

30 I have a cat.

Posted by: Joe Biden at June 06, 2020 03:56 PM (kVr0X)

31 Saw a black coyote gliding down the street at about 3 in the morning quite as fog.

Posted by: eleven at June 06, 2020 03:57 PM (QLPEO)

32 Glad I was able to share, and thanks for posting my pic today! We are known as total animal suckers around here, and have taken in several pets as a result.

Loved all the stories, pictures (lol, Miley) pets, and kindness of the people who posted and told about their pets. (well, maybe not Bob, You all are good humans! Murphy's story was so sweet - somehow pets just come into our lives at random when we most need them.

Our Murphy story goes like this: several years ago, I found a pure-bread long-haired dachshund dog along our gravel road. He looked so tired, thin, and was just running along side the road with his little short legs. I ran home to get some doggie treats, and he was so shy I had to throw them out my driver side window, as he wouldn't come to the car. After several tries, I finally got him to come closer, and put him in the back seat. In a couple seconds, he was up on my lap and laid down. Took him home, and he gobbled food down like he was starving. Called the sheriff, and the two vets to see if anyone had missed a dog. Anyhoo, no one claimed him, and after I had him neutered, checked over and given shots, one of the vet's daughter took him to her parents west of here on a ranch, and now he lives La Vida Loca. Rides on the mower, and is as fat and happy as can be. My husband said- "I hope that doesn't happen to me if you find me along the side of the road" . LOL - I told him "don't piss me off", in a kind and loving way, of course! The dog just looked like a "Murphy" to me - so "Murphy" it was!

So the moral of the story is, I guess we could take in a 29 year old COB, if you ever need a place. You have to be housebroken, though

Sorry so long - although all the threads are wonderful, the pet thread is especially my favorite. Just thank you!

Posted by: misslurk'ette at June 06, 2020 03:58 PM (GDpRb)

33 yay petzzzz!!!

Posted by: vmom 2020 at June 06, 2020 03:59 PM (WwTwF)

34 I used to get an occasional bobcat in my back yard but its been several years since the last one. I don't think they care much for California anymore.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 06, 2020 03:59 PM (kVr0X)

35 Praying Parrots

A lady goes to her priest one day and tells him, "Father, I have a problem. I have two female parrots, but they only know how to say one thing."

"What do they say?" the priest inquired.

"They say, 'Hi, we're hookers! Do you want to have some fun?'"

"That's obscene!" the priest exclaimed, then he thought for a moment. "You know," he said, "I may have a solution to your problem. I have two male talking parrots, which I have taught to pray and read the Bible. Bring your two parrots over to my house, and we'll put them in the cage with Francis and Peter. My parrots can teach your parrots to praise and worship, and your parrots are sure to stop saying that phrase in no time."

"Thank you," the woman responded, "this may very well be the solution."

The next day, she brought her female parrots to the priest's house. As he ushered her in, she saw that his two male parrots were inside their cage holding rosary beads and praying.

Impressed, she walked over and placed her parrots in with them.

After a few minutes, the female parrots cried out in unison:

"Hi, we're hookers! Do you want to have some fun?"

There was stunned silence.

Shocked, one male parrot looked over at the other male parrot and exclaimed:

"Put the beads away, Frank. Our prayers have been answered!"

Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 06, 2020 04:00 PM (u82oZ)

36 My accomplishments are few, but I will claim victory because I am awake on a Saturday afternoon. Yay me.

This is such a totally odd year because none of the usual abandoned animals from the college crowd. Eerily quiet.

Sniffling and coughing away, is it pet dander allergies or pollen allergies; must be memorex.


Posted by: mustbequantum at June 06, 2020 04:00 PM (MIKMs)

37 I showed my cats the Taddy vid and told them they need to up their game.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at June 06, 2020 04:01 PM (2DOZq)

38 Misslurk'ette bless you for taking in that pup. Dachshunds are my absolute favorite and I love the long haired ones though have never owned one.

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 06, 2020 04:01 PM (dUJdY)

39 lol NaCly!!

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 06, 2020 04:02 PM (dUJdY)

40 I'm tearing up about Murphy now - what a sweetheart

Posted by: vmom 2020 at June 06, 2020 04:03 PM (WwTwF)

41 Saw a black coyote gliding down the street at about 3 in the morning quite as fog.


Spirit coyote?

Impending black swan coyote event?

I got a bad feeling about this.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 06, 2020 04:03 PM (kVr0X)

42 Thanks, Jewells! I think people know we are total suckers for animals, so sometimes they just drop them off, or we find them. I was surprised to see that this looked like an expensive, pure-bread animal that someone just dropped along the road. Makes you wonder which one is the animal?

Posted by: misslurk'ette at June 06, 2020 04:04 PM (GDpRb)

43 Parrot joke - good one, NaCly!

Posted by: misslurk'ette at June 06, 2020 04:05 PM (GDpRb)

44 Sir Ian Botham.

Love that pup you got. Looks like he has a lot of character (or mischief).

As an side, my ancestor's on Pa's side hale from County Down. Came to Colonial America in the 1750s.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Got Bad Knees, so GFY at June 06, 2020 04:07 PM (x8Wzq)

45 misslurk'ette

That is an excellent question. We passed by a box of kittens on the side of a rural road. I pulled over, but the car behind me was faster, and got the entire box.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 06, 2020 04:07 PM (u82oZ)

46 OH MY GOSH THAT PUPPY!!!!!!!

Lab puppies are the cutest things ever, and I say that as a lover of all things Newfoundland and German Shepherd. Congrats on a great looking pup.

A stellar pet thread today, MisHum!! The Horde has a fantastic array of wonderful pets.

Posted by: Moki at June 06, 2020 04:08 PM (/H+aK)

47 God bless you, NaCly - we do what we can....

Posted by: misslurk'ette at June 06, 2020 04:08 PM (GDpRb)

48 Wonderful pictures. Such pretty pets! I love Deano, so proud in his new walking jersey!
And Taddy, who skis better than I ever could!
And the new babies and the old ones who have passed over.
When I move to a safer neighborhood I hope to acquire one too.

Posted by: PJ at June 06, 2020 04:09 PM (qlTN9)

49 Thanks for posting Young Zod, MisHum.

I showed him his fame. He licked the screen.
Then he scampered behind the loveseat and began to urinate.

Posted by: Zod at June 06, 2020 04:09 PM (XzT/D)

50 Oh - did you mean that the car ran over the kitties, NaCly? Maybe I misunderstood - OMG -

Posted by: misslurk'ette at June 06, 2020 04:10 PM (GDpRb)

51
I showed him his fame. He licked the screen.
Then he scampered behind the loveseat and began to urinate.

Posted by: Zod

lol, gotta luv the puppies!

Posted by: Infidel at June 06, 2020 04:10 PM (UPF6H)

52 >>Lab puppies are the cutest things ever, and I say that as a lover of all things Newfoundland and German Shepherd. Congrats on a great looking pup.
Posted by: Moki at June 06, 2020 04:08 PM (/H+aK)

Thanks, he's a blast. Jumps into my lap when I'm on the floor, curls up, starts chewing on [enter object]. Great little pup.

Posted by: Zod at June 06, 2020 04:11 PM (XzT/D)

53 Mis Hum. Did you get my e-mail about my wee man Kink? I buried him on Wednesday. My little mate and friend. God bless you. See you on the other side.

Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at June 06, 2020 04:11 PM (2RzPW)

54 But my true red-hot burning hatred is reserved for people who just throw an unwanted pet out the door without caring whether it dies or not. I wish I had the power to hurt them.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at June 06, 2020


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I've told this story before, but that was how I came to adopt my Wolf cat. His people (word loosely used) lived near Miss Linda, and he was a part-time outdoor cat, which was how we made his acquaintance. Then his clowns got evicted. Did they come around to their neighbors and say, "Listen, we can't take this nice black cat, would you adopt him?" Nope. They left him behind to scrounge a living door-to-door or get run over.

I took him in, and we both got lucky that day.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 06, 2020 04:12 PM (rpbg1)

55 I got a bad feeling about this.


Story of my life.

Posted by: eleven at June 06, 2020 04:13 PM (QLPEO)

56 NZFrank, I saw your earlier post about Kink the other day, said a prayer. It's so hard to lose them, especially suddenly. Best wishes.

Posted by: skywch at June 06, 2020 04:13 PM (Y/Ps0)

57 My accomplishments are few, but I will claim victory because I am awake on a Saturday afternoon. Yay me.

My accomplishment was taking my motorcycle out of storage, which was co-opted by my falling over after the inspection sticker and snapping off the ball end of my hand brake.

The guy at the shop told me not to worry, he's seen much worse, but it was still damned embarrassing.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at June 06, 2020 04:14 PM (2JVJo)

58 As my kids mentioned just this week, we can't imagine life without New Old Dog. Our League of Extraordinary Elderly Pets is doing very well and deciding that their babysitting/herding of the Visigoth is pretty much over.

Old Dog wants a nap after lunch; Old Cat wants access to litterbox (door closed against toddler incursions); New Old Dog WANTS HIS NAP.

New Old Dog claims a corner of the couch and sets his jaw and determinedly closes his eyes. He won't open his eyes for the Visigoth's kisses, playtime seductions, or anything else.

New Old Dog keeps his eyes closed at naptime. Funniest thing I have ever seen.

Posted by: mustbequantum at June 06, 2020 04:15 PM (MIKMs)

59 The older cat, Chekov D. Siberian, is now on a hydrolyzed protein diet of dry food. So far so good about his digestive issues. I can't let him eat anything else, so when I give Wolf, the big black cat, his dinner and breakfast, it either has to be the hydrolyzed too (and this stuff ain't cheap), or I have to stand guard while Wolf eats his Purina so Chekov won't waltz over and get some. He's done it once, and his digestive problem came back briefly.

I also treated them for the next three months, I hope, with Bravecto topical flea treatment. Chekov was fine about it. Wolf submitted, then ran off and hid under the bed for an hour. He's scratching hardly at all now.

Next step is to remove them, cover food surfaces and so forth, and use the flea equivalent of Zyklon B in the house. It works -- it even got rid of roaches! -- but it's a lot of prep and cleanup after.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 06, 2020 04:20 PM (rpbg1)

60 Skywch, thank you for your kind words and thoughts. His twin sister Blink is lost and crying for.him to come in the door. I keep looking for him, my little black monster.

Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at June 06, 2020 04:22 PM (2RzPW)

61 Snowboarding kitteh!

He shreds more than just the arm of the couch!

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at June 06, 2020 04:24 PM (m6mPz)

62 there's an 'ette near me here that can never poast on the HQ...

what does she have to turn off on her phone to avoid the red screen of fail?

smart punctuation?

Posted by: redc1c4 at June 06, 2020 04:25 PM (5RpHt)

63 NZFrank - sorry to hear about your kitty - don't they just grab your heart and won't let go? We have many loved pets buried in our backyard by the trees, and it never gets easier. My condolences to all of you who mourn for your buddies...if I didn't live so far away, you could have one of our outside cuties....

Posted by: misslurk'ette at June 06, 2020 04:26 PM (GDpRb)

64 Doggie knows I have go out soon so she's doing nose nudges with my arm.

Posted by: Northernlurker at June 06, 2020 04:27 PM (Uu+Jp)

65 Thanks for another wonderful Pet Thread, Mis Hum! I just love all the Pet Morons featured here!

I can certainly understand how hard it must be to be the Pet Thread Cob, reading the stories of great pets, superb owners, and knowing we are blessed to have these wonderful pets for only a brief period. I am so glad you share those stories with the Horde because there sure is a lot of love here. Thanks for all you do!

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at June 06, 2020 04:29 PM (WFcrO)

66 if I didn't live so far away, you could have one of our outside cuties....

Posted by: misslurk'ette at June 06, 2020 04:26 PM (GDpRb)

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maybe air freight him one?


Posted by: redc1c4 at June 06, 2020 04:29 PM (5RpHt)

67 I'm in love with every fur moron on this thread.

Duchess sure is a fighter.

And Harli is very fetching in her Kung Flu mask.

Let me know, Horde, if you need a pet sitter!

Posted by: Ladyl--now mask-free! at June 06, 2020 04:29 PM (TdMsT)

68 there's an 'ette near me here that can never poast on the HQ...

what does she have to turn off on her phone to avoid the red screen of fail?

smart punctuation?
Posted by: redc1c4


Yes, but it may be part of the browser she is using.

Try using this website to remove the extra html formatting:

https://www.striphtml.com/

Posted by: weft cut-loop at June 06, 2020 04:29 PM (ZxG8D)

69 Salty Dog--I cant stop laughing.

Posted by: Ladyl--now mask-free! at June 06, 2020 04:31 PM (TdMsT)

70 - red1c4

Posted by: misslurk'ette at June 06, 2020 04:33 PM (GDpRb)

71 I needed to see that snowboarding kitty video today, made me smile! I miss ski season...

Posted by: Nan at June 06, 2020 04:33 PM (tXYtV)

72 OK, folks, I'm going to take a little nap before dinner.

Hope you all have a lovely day.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at June 06, 2020 04:34 PM (2JVJo)

73 Hadrian, thank you for posting a photo of Duchess. She has been the recipient of many prayers on her behalf and I hope her health and her luck continues to improve! She's adorable.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at June 06, 2020 04:34 PM (WFcrO)

74 The Pet Thread remains the one thread I dare not miss, even if I cannot get to it in real time. It is an amazing place with great pictures of beloved animals and reminders of the bond that good and decent humans can establish with members of diverse and quite different species. Even though I invariably find it gets quite dusty in here after I read a Pet Thread, I never fail to come away feeling there might still be a speck of hope for humanity yet.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar -YOU are all in this together!- at June 06, 2020 04:34 PM (mMLSg)

75 I'm trying to train the corgi puppy, six months old next week, in some basic obedience.

My goal is to have her so well trained and so focused on me (and this is paramount) so I can walk around anywhere and she won't leave my left side.

But she has wild puppy impulses and it's hard to get her focused.

I am taking her to both the Lowe's and Home Depot here in town, daily, my treat pouch full of goodies, because those places are perfect settings, full of people, forklifts, noise, strange smells, and girls that want to pet her.

We stop a lot. She sits when we stop. Every time she looks at me she gets a nibble. Every time. YES! is the marker word.

I can readily get her to SIT and DOWN on command at home, but the DOWN is needing some work in the stores. We are getting there.

She loves attention and can sense anybody coming her way that is noticing her, and goes into full pull and jump if it is someone going "Oh! What a cute dog." This is the challenge. We want her to go , nose in air, and IGNORE a come-on.

She needs to act like Megan Markle ignoring a commoner.

Need to learn how to train for this behavior. Any hints are appreciated.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at June 06, 2020 04:35 PM (+fPHo)

76 We stop a lot. She sits when we stop. Every time she looks at me she gets a nibble. Every time. YES! is the marker word.


Try holding your treat on your forehead when you want her to look at you.

Posted by: Northernlurker at June 06, 2020 04:37 PM (Uu+Jp)

77 Salty Dog--I cant stop laughing.

Posted by: Ladyl--now mask-free! at June 06, 2020 04:31 PM (TdMsT)



{{{Ladyl}}}, I am shocked that you would laugh at NaCLy!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar -YOU are all in this together!- at June 06, 2020 04:37 PM (mMLSg)

78 The Pet Thread remains the one thread I dare not miss, even if I cannot get to it in real time. It is an amazing place with great pictures of beloved animals and reminders of the bond that good and decent humans can establish with members of diverse and quite different species. Even though I invariably find it gets quite dusty in here after I read a Pet Thread, I never fail to come away feeling there might still be a speck of hope for humanity yet.
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar -YOU are all in this together!- at June 06, 2020 04:34 PM (mMLSg)
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^^^THIS^^^ You said it far better than I ever could!

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at June 06, 2020 04:39 PM (WFcrO)

79 Hadrian, thanks for the update and picture of Duchess, she looks like a lovely dog and I am glad she has you all to care for her!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar -YOU are all in this together!- at June 06, 2020 04:39 PM (mMLSg)

80 77 Salty Dog--I cant stop laughing.

Posted by: Ladyl--now mask-free! at June 06, 2020 04:31 PM (TdMsT)


{{{Ladyl}}}, I am shocked that you would laugh at NaCLy!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar -YOU are all in this together!- at June 06, 2020 04:37 PM (mMLSg)


Darling {{{Hrothgar}}}!!!

Salty Dog is a very funny guy!

Posted by: Ladyl--now mask-free! at June 06, 2020 04:41 PM (TdMsT)

81 Reminds me about last week's PT, a cute as a bug black and white American Bull Terrier in the 'sploot' position. Kids call it sploot when they are stretched out like that.

Even if I don't make it in person, I laugh. (No, I don't cry. I might sniffle a little, but that is allergies.)

Posted by: mustbequantum at June 06, 2020 04:42 PM (MIKMs)

82 Salty-

I may have heard that joke before you were born, but its STILL funny, and of course, I laughed !

Posted by: JT at June 06, 2020 04:43 PM (arJlL)

83 So sorry for all the pets losses. That is a great pic of Murphy, and a great story, too.

Welcome to the wee pups, I'm sure they will bring much joy.

Thank you all for sharing your handsome and lovely pets.

Noodle the Kitteh will turn 17 in July. She tried to jump over the arm of the recliner the other day and didn't make it. The expression on her face was shock followed by "I totally meant to do that." Then she flicked her tail and walked away. But she's moving pretty slowly nowadays. Probably sleeps 20 hours a day.



Posted by: Gem at June 06, 2020 04:43 PM (kIHih)

84 Come to this smart military blog for the heartwarming pictures of loved pets, stay for the social commentary. And the plucky comic relief.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 06, 2020 04:44 PM (u82oZ)

85 Noodle the Kitteh will turn 17 in July. She tried to jump over the arm of the recliner the other day and didn't make it. The expression on her face was shock followed by "I totally meant to do that." Then she flicked her tail and walked away. But she's moving pretty slowly nowadays. Probably sleeps 20 hours a day.

Posted by: Gem at June 06, 2020


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Seventeen! I had one big fellow who made it to 16.5. Have you had her the whole time?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 06, 2020 04:46 PM (rpbg1)

86 Black Kittehs Matter!

mh this Pet thread has pinned the cuteness meter.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at June 06, 2020 04:46 PM (EZebt)

87 PET THREAD!!!!

WeaselDog has a little brother!! WDv2 is a very malnourished chihuahua mix rescue, tipping the scales at 6#. Poor little guy had been at a foster for about a week before we picked him up yesterday. In 24 hours he's already made big progress in getting comfortable with us, WD and WC! Pics to come!

Posted by: Weasel at June 06, 2020 04:47 PM (MVjcR)

88 WeaselDog has a little brother!! WDv2 is a very malnourished chihuahua mix rescue, tipping the scales at 6#. Poor little guy had been at a foster for about a week before we picked him up yesterday. In 24 hours he's already made big progress in getting comfortable with us, WD and WC! Pics to come!
Posted by: Weasel at June 06, 2020 04:47 PM (MVjcR)
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Congratulations to the whole Weasel clan on your new addition!

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at June 06, 2020 04:48 PM (WFcrO)

89 Posted by: Weasel at June 06, 2020 04:47 PM (MVjcR)

Awesome ! What's your guess to his other heritage?

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at June 06, 2020 04:49 PM (2DOZq)

90 Duchess is what we have named one of our dog's personalities.

He is "Duchess" for the hour or two after his bath when he is all primped up, drying off in a sunny spot.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at June 06, 2020 04:51 PM (EZebt)

91 Ya know, speaking of pet losses, this past year, THREE of my neighbors lost their dogs (old age) and it kinda left a big hole in the neighborhood.

I was friends with ALL 3 three of those dogs.

They've all since gotten new pups, and now I have 3 new friends.

Posted by: JT at June 06, 2020 04:51 PM (arJlL)

92 Posted by: Les Kinetic at June 06, 2020 04:35 PM (+fPHo)

No hints from me, I would be the one heading toward you exclaiming, "I LOVE corgis!!"

Posted by: Jordan61 at June 06, 2020 04:52 PM (OzQGF)

93 Happy Pet Thread Day!

Weasel, Congratulations on the new addition to the Weasel family.

Does he have a name yet?

Posted by: Ben Had at June 06, 2020 04:52 PM (JinpT)

94 PET THREAD!!!!

WeaselDog has a little brother!! WDv2 is a very malnourished chihuahua mix rescue, tipping the scales at 6#. Poor little guy had been at a foster for about a week before we picked him up yesterday. In 24 hours he's already made big progress in getting comfortable with us, WD and WC! Pics to come!
Posted by: Weasel

NICE !

Posted by: JT at June 06, 2020 04:53 PM (arJlL)

95 Congrats on the new Weaseldog - whom I'm sure will have a very tough life - will look for pictures!

Posted by: misslurk'ette at June 06, 2020 04:53 PM (GDpRb)

96 89 Posted by: Weasel at June 06, 2020 04:47 PM (MVjcR)

Awesome ! What's your guess to his other heritage?
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at June 06, 2020 04:49 PM (2DOZq)
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Hard to say. WD is a min pin / chi mix, but WDv2's face is different. Her whole face seems a little wider and her eyes are farther apart and not as buggy looking.

Posted by: Weasel at June 06, 2020 04:54 PM (MVjcR)

97 Let me know, Horde, if you need a pet sitter!
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Let me know, Horde, if you could adopt me!

If there is reincarnation, let me come back as a Horde pet.

Posted by: mustbequantum at June 06, 2020 04:54 PM (MIKMs)

98 This week Charlie the poodle learned to step on the garbage can foot lever so he can see what items of interest may be inside.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 06, 2020 04:54 PM (+y/Ru)

99 Does he have a name yet?
Posted by: Ben Had at June 06, 2020 04:52 PM (JinpT)
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Little Joe (Jose)

Posted by: Weasel at June 06, 2020 04:55 PM (MVjcR)

100 It has been a good day in the cattery.. four kittens are going to to new homes! The covid thing has been good for the pet biz..

Posted by: Catman at June 06, 2020 04:55 PM (hjt26)

101 YAY Weasel!! Can't wait to see pics. Six pounds.. damn he is tiny!

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 06, 2020 04:55 PM (dUJdY)

102 Good job. Mr Weasel.

Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at June 06, 2020 04:55 PM (2RzPW)

103 Seventeen! I had one big fellow who made it to 16.5. Have you had her the whole time?
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 06, 2020 04:46 PM (rpbg1)

Yep. She was born in a garage 2 houses down. We almost got a one of her brothers, too, an adorable tuxedo, but at the last second another neighbor decided she would take him. They named him Oreo, of course. They moved away and I wonder if he's still alive.

The neighbors who were feeding the mom cat finally trapped her and had her spayed, but for years we had cats that looked just like Noodle roaming the block.

Posted by: Gem at June 06, 2020 04:58 PM (kIHih)

104 Weasel. pico hijo is little brother in Spanish.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 06, 2020 05:00 PM (JinpT)

105 This week Charlie the poodle learned to step on the garbage can foot lever so he can see what items of interest may be inside.
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Laughing. Crazy black lab could open anything and just for fun throw stuff around. Rottie would open anything and apologize for making a mess. German Shepherds would open anything and sneakily deny it.

I hope Charlie is at least neat and tidy in his curiosity.

Posted by: mustbequantum at June 06, 2020 05:02 PM (MIKMs)

106 Noodle sounds like a total diva, and at almost 17 - awesome!

Charlie is shrewd poodle!

LOVE corgi's

And I've always wanted to see a pic of Duchess, Hadrian - she's beautiful, well-loved and cared for.

Posted by: misslurk'ette at June 06, 2020 05:02 PM (GDpRb)

107 Beautiful pet morons!

Posted by: redridinghood at June 06, 2020 05:03 PM (wiXsO)

108 misslurk'ette,

Hadrian has a very lovely website.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 06, 2020 05:06 PM (JinpT)

109 Remember the all-purpose excuse:

The cat did it.

Posted by: mustbequantum at June 06, 2020 05:07 PM (MIKMs)

110 This week Charlie the poodle learned to step on the garbage can foot lever so he can see what items of interest may be inside.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 06, 2020


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Chekov's late aunt Tatiana the Wonder Siberian used to pull open a kitchen drawer and fish inside for her toys. And one night I took a wire twist tie that she found on the floor away from her, put it with other twists in a plastic bag, and stashed it on the second shelf of a kitchen cabinet.

Darned if she didn't watch me, then leap to that counter, pull open the cabinet, and start fishing inside where she'd seen me put the bag!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 06, 2020 05:08 PM (rpbg1)

111
"Put the beads away, Frank. Our prayers have been answered!"

Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 06, 2020 04:00 PM (u82oZ)

Posted by: vmom 2020 at June 06, 2020 05:08 PM (WwTwF)

112 Love the pic of Dutchess! What a trooper!

Posted by: vmom 2020 at June 06, 2020 05:08 PM (WwTwF)

113 OK, it's a little current eventy but definitely pet related.

https://bit.ly/3f0VLPN

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 06, 2020 05:11 PM (+y/Ru)

114 YouTube has a bunch of videos of dog owners who arrive at a mess, and ask their dogs "did you do this?" and the dogs actually look contrite.

Cats would never own up to it.

Posted by: navybrat loves the petz at June 06, 2020 05:11 PM (w7KSn)

115 Does he have a name yet?
Posted by: Ben Had at June 06, 2020 04:52 PM (JinpT)
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Little Joe (Jose)
Posted by: Weasel

Well, then, you GOTTA get a HOSS !

(Ben Had can shoe him for ya !)

Posted by: JT at June 06, 2020 05:12 PM (arJlL)

116 I know, Hadrian, I've visited your website a couple times, and have admired all the beautiful Borzoi's you've bred and shown over the years..how did you get to love Borzoi's? Never really heard of them before I went to your site. Are they what we called a Russian Wolfhound?

Anyway, beautiful dogs....!

Posted by: misslurk'ette at June 06, 2020 05:12 PM (GDpRb)

117 I'm watching you guys.

Posted by: Bobcat from the NSA at June 06, 2020 05:12 PM (r+sAi)

118 Murphy must be the chosen name of scrappy, will to live, abandoned dogs.

My Murphy was found in a bar ditch at the tender age of 5 weeks with a ruptured diaphragm. Part wire haired Doxie and Queen of her world. I shared her life for 17 years.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 06, 2020 05:15 PM (JinpT)

119 Ben Had - getting dusty in here......

Posted by: misslurk'ette at June 06, 2020 05:16 PM (GDpRb)

120 Murphy is the name of my car mechanic.

Posted by: JT at June 06, 2020 05:18 PM (arJlL)

121 Someone upthread said it better than I could - Mis Hum has to hear all the sad when loved family member pets pass.
Congrats Weasel on WD2! I want to hear duets at the end of your videos.

Posted by: RI Red at June 06, 2020 05:22 PM (81P5W)

122 104 Weasel. pico hijo is little brother in Spanish.
Posted by: Ben Had at June 06, 2020 05:00 PM (JinpT)
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Ha! I thought so! WeaselDod should've also mentioned it.

Posted by: Weasel at June 06, 2020 05:22 PM (MVjcR)

123 I have trouble imagining what kind of cat should be named Murphy, or that I would name Murphy. Wolf the giant black cat got his name from me because he was long and rangy, very social, and wolves do come in black -- and anybody can name his black cat Midnight, but it takes some imagination to name a cat Wolf.

If I'd been familiar with the 1950s Western series Have Gun -- Will Travel at the time, I might have named him Paladin.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 06, 2020 05:22 PM (rpbg1)

124

NOOOOOOD!
you mutants......

Posted by: Gooshy at June 06, 2020 05:24 PM (9tU8U)

125 Murphy is the name of my car mechanic.
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Murphy is my granddog. Boredor (border collie/labor mix) bundle of energetic mischief. When kid bought her (paid real $$$), his wife wanted to name their baby Murphy. Thank heavens the dog got the name and the baby has a real name.

Posted by: mustbequantum at June 06, 2020 05:27 PM (MIKMs)

126 Speaking of Paladins . . . two years back I found a shorthaired black stray cat in my parking lot at home. I couldn't take him in -- I have 2 felines already, and I'm wary of bringing unvetted animals inside. So I left him some dry food.

The net time I saw him, he was sick -- he looked like he had the superflu. I managed to get him into a carrier and brought him as a "found" animal to the SPCA. They tried heroically to bring him back to health, but he was FeLV positive and very weak, and after 5 weeks they had to put him to sleep.

They'd asked me to name him, and so I said "Paladin": He wore black, and was a knight without armor in a savage land.

At least I gave him 5 weeks of comfortable life, regular meals, and not having to dodge cars or coyotes.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 06, 2020 05:27 PM (rpbg1)

127 and anybody can name his black cat Midnight, but it takes some imagination to name a cat Wolf
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My black cat is named Sunshine.

Posted by: mustbequantum at June 06, 2020 05:30 PM (MIKMs)

128 Hadrian -- if you happen to check back -- In one respect, Dutchess might be a hard-luck gal, but she is very lucky to live with you and Her Majesty. How many other breeders would have disposed of her because of her issues. You and Her Majesty have big hearts.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin -- current occupation: cat furniture at June 06, 2020 05:49 PM (Fqz1z)

129 Thanks for posting my pals it's been 2 weeks and I still, well I was stuck on the pkwy coming back from the beach , Thanks so very much, that is where they would be as I sit here reading

Posted by: vizzy at June 06, 2020 05:50 PM (YGg5b)

130 Had to say goodbye to Ugly Monday morning. She showed up one day as a kitten and I can't turn down kittens. She began losing weight a couple of months ago. I guess old age got her. She was 19 best I can figure. She went peacefully which is the best one can hope for.

Posted by: harleycowboy at June 06, 2020 08:00 PM (+9AX9)

131 So sorry you lost Ugly, harleycowboy.

Posted by: KT at June 06, 2020 08:55 PM (BVQ+1)

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