Ace of Spades Pet Thread

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Good afternoon and welcome to the almost world famous Ace of Spades Pet Thread. Take a mid afternoon break and enjoy the world of animals.

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A Little of This. A Little of That.

Here's a painting I received from Sobek. I enjoy Blue Jays, very colorful especially in the winter months here at the Frozen Tundra. One of the visitors that I receive at our various bird feeders. Beautiful piece of work.

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As a parent I was happy my daughters never grew up to be strippers or attorneys. I can add one more occupation, Pretend K-9.


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We all get old, Even our pets. Time flies by. Love those furry critters.


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Hi,
Here's a shot I took of a Blacktail buck and fawn. Don't know if you can use it or not. I took the image in Eldorado National Forest last year. Sincerely, H.L.

A gorgeous photo. My research says this photo was taken in California. I'm not familiar with the Blacktail deer. Beautiful animal.

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Meet The PetMorons


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It's been seven months since I picked Reggie up off the side of the road. His hair has grown back, he's put on weight and been neutered. He's one of the gang as you can see. He and Maizy are duking it out while Kis is the announcer/referee. I keep expecting to hear "Llllllllet's get ready to rumblllllle!" If only he'd quit chewing stuff. Like remotes, bedspreads, sprinklers, chairs, tables...

Bean Counteress of Rohan

Well he's not an angel after all, just your typical dog who enjoys keeping you on your toes. Great story, thanks for sharing the update.


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After we lost our beloved 17yo Maine coon giant cat to a coyote, our hearts began to heal when we adopted Olive our tabby. Thursday I decided she needed a friend and we adopted Fig, a 9 week little black kitty. Mostly because I love black cats. They actually get along great and play and groom each other. Better than I'd expect in a couple days!

Pro tip: don't tell your husband you're getting another cat because he'll say no. Once he sees the little ball of fur in your house, you've won the war!

Cheers!
Keena


Wow, how sneaky!!! We are happy to hear that it all worked out well, for you. Not to mention the kittehs. Thanks for the contribution today.


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Hi Mis Hum,

BifBewalski here. I lost my buddy, Splotchy, this week. Here's a recent photo of him.
It's kinda obvious that he's malnourished and under weight, isn't it? If he were here, he'd tell you so.


Splotchy, I miss you buddy.


After all these years it amazes me how much love we have for our pets. A moving story BifBewalski. So sorry to hear of your loss. Splotchy was a great buddy.


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Ruby, who could barely dip a toe in water when we got her almost 2 years ago, has overcome any hesitation. She has proven to be a good swimmer and this past Memorial Day at the lake she discovered that leaping into the water is brilliant fun. So fun we joined a dock dog group. Picture is from her first practice a few weeks ago.
I look forward to Saturday's pictures and stories in the pet thread. Thanks for sharing ours. - Sue

Ruby appears to be quite the athlete!! It looks like you introduced her to a great sport. Thanks for the action shot. Very nice!


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Here is my Dandie Dinmont Terrier, Millie, and my son's tabby, Poppy. I already bought Poppy his own bed... - Lin-duh

A quiet moment at the Casa Lin-duh. I bet that doesn't happen often. Great shot of the critters resting and scheming. Thanks for sharing.


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Meow,

I would like to share with the Horde pictures of Maceo ("May-See-O"), the rescue cat my (now former) gf got from the S.F. SPCA a few weeks ago (they got him from Fresno, about 3.5 hours southeast from here). He had mast cell cancer on his neck which they removed though it may return. His ear flap folds are probably caused by ear infection scar tissue. He also had all but about 4" of his tail amputated due to trauma - probably some jerks yanking his tail. Apparently, his medical issues scared people off. Oh, yeah, and he's now a countertenor. My fgf said that even if his cancer returns and it's malignant, he deserves love for the rest of his life. He's skittish and has a very "demure" mew, but he very affectionate and touchy-feely. Because the hair hasn't grown out on his tail stump, I nicknamed him Fingerbutt. (I can do that because I'm his godfather and also I get to pay his medical bills.) He does love a lap. - SFGoth

Who says Morons don't have big hearts? A kitteh's Godfather? Nice job SFGoth. We appreciate the happy ending to a sad story. Thank you.


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See pic of Buddy attached. I did a post on him

Buddy is a handsome lad. But, I do detect Thanks for the link for his post.


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I'm sorry to say that Souris (Soo-ree) had a stroke last week and my wife had to have her put down. She has graced the pet page and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Independent to a fault and as sweet a little dog as there ever was. She was nine and this was too soon and a great shock to my wife. See across the Rainbow Bridge little one.
My wife and our dogs are in Wisconsin and I am stuck in Canada unable to see them due to The Political Flu! - Regards Tom


What a shocking story Tom. 9 is way too young. Condolences to you and your wife. We hope you grace us with a photo of a new companion sometime in the future.


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Thank you for your contributions today. Once again The Horde displays big hearts for God's creatures.

If you have something you wish to share with us please reach out to us here at petmorons at gmail dot com.

Here's hoping you have a great week!!

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1 Happy Caturday everyone

Posted by: Skip at July 18, 2020 03:01 PM (6f16T)

2 We got a new addition this week at Shep's Place, the dog sanctuary I volunteer at. A 14 year old Beagle. I get to meet her this afternoon. So we have 5 now. One adoption didn't work out so Miss Suzie is back with us.

Posted by: Jewells45 at July 18, 2020 03:06 PM (dUJdY)

3 Beautiful pet morons!

My new granddog, a 3 month old Keeshond, is being picked up today! I anticipate much joy from the grandsons, and nice long walks in the fall.

My Rusty is between 12 and 14 (from a rescue) and has been suffering from trachea issues. Today, he started coughing while I was trying to brush and comb his coat, and sounded so bad, and upset, by the effort, that I ended up doing a major haircut instead. Nit sure why but he didn't mind that a bit, and the coughing is sharply reduced overall. So it turned into a good thing.

Posted by: CN at July 18, 2020 03:07 PM (ONvIw)

4 I have to take doggeh to n s sitter fir 3 days coz we finally going down the shore
I miss him already

Posted by: vmom 2020 's tale of teigen twitterazism at July 18, 2020 03:07 PM (TOyHQ)

5 Princess Beatrice got married and seems to be quite bosomy.

Posted by: Regular joe at July 18, 2020 03:12 PM (L9P9s)

6 The pet Morons are the best.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at July 18, 2020 03:13 PM (wOAhh)

7 >>Pro tip: don't tell your husband you're getting another cat because he'll say no. Once he sees the little ball of fur in your house, you've won the war!

Heh, we told the kids that once we had our own house we would get a cat. Well that time came and off to the local shelter the kids and I went. When mr insanity came home from work he saw "Max", our new 1 1/2 yr old orange tabby. He went to greet him and around the corner came "Nellie" a 4-6 month orange and white kitten. I got "that look" and "I thought we agreed on only 1 cat". The kids saved me with "but dad, they were cell mates!" And there was a two for one special...how could I refuse?

Never have had just one cat in the house since

Posted by: My life is insanity at July 18, 2020 03:16 PM (Z/jzm)

8 As she often does, my daughter came over this morning so her shepard could play with my standard poodle. Unfortunately, Mrs. Wrecks had left a sprinkler on to long creating a mudhole. (Tee hee. Autocucumber suggests "Michelle" as the word I meant to spell when I spelled "mudhole".) As she often does, she had prepared for work before she brought her dog and intending to just drop the dog off then proceed directly to work. Unfortunately, dog plus Michelle = big mess. She had to leave early so she could shower again.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 18, 2020 03:16 PM (+y/Ru)

9 Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 18, 2020 03:16 PM (+y/Ru)

it is a rule universally acknowledged
that every dog will gravitate to the muddiest spot in the vicinity

Posted by: vmom 2020 's tale of teigen twitterazism at July 18, 2020 03:20 PM (TOyHQ)

10 i love the cat meme on top

Posted by: vmom 2020 's tale of teigen twitterazism at July 18, 2020 03:20 PM (TOyHQ)

11 Sweet story about Maceo. God bless you SFGoth and everyone who rescues abandoned and abused animules.

Posted by: fly gal at July 18, 2020 03:21 PM (6CtMt)

12 Princess Beatrice got married and seems to be quite bosomy.

Posted by: Regular joe at July 18, 2020 03:12 PM (L9P9s)

And a bit inbred looking too.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 18, 2020 03:22 PM (dLLD6)

13 Dexter loves teh thread!

Posted by: navybrat at large at July 18, 2020 03:23 PM (w7KSn)

14 Pro tip: don't tell your husband you're getting another cat because he'll say no. Once he sees the little ball of fur in your house, you've won the war!

That is funny and I'm sure it's true!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 18, 2020 03:25 PM (oDRcK)

15 Beatrice is unmistakably Andrew's kid. Too bad.

Posted by: CN at July 18, 2020 03:27 PM (ONvIw)

16 Great Pyrenees dogs are really great. Gentle independent very intelligent balls of fluff. Not small dogs. Very defensive of their homes and their humans. (i think we are replacing his livestock). Their bark is menacingly fierce. ( so is their bite if you are a predator).

Remington, my GP is my mobility assistant. He helps me up, wears a stability harness with a strong handle on his back to counter my wobbles. He is distressed to be away from me. Great dog. Great great dog.

Posted by: USNtakim at July 18, 2020 03:29 PM (0OmEj)

17 Nyah!

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 18, 2020 03:29 PM (5PmFe)

18 it is a rule universally acknowledged

that every dog will gravitate to the muddiest spot in the vicinity


Posted by: vmom 2020 's tale of teigen twitterazism at July 18, 2020 03:20 PM

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Yep our Rhodesian Ridgeback would go and lay in the mud puddle under the water faucet at the dog park every single time we took her there.

The mud got so bad we quit taking her there.

Posted by: Margaret Sanger at July 18, 2020 03:29 PM (JUOKG)

19 Wait a minute, talk of Beatrice? Where is Eugenia?

And what hats were molested this time?

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 18, 2020 03:30 PM (5PmFe)

20 I think Andrew's kids belong on the pet thread. But just in case, I am hoping that the new Keeshond puppy, Zorro, will not be too big a yapper. I've heard they are great barkers.

Posted by: CN at July 18, 2020 03:32 PM (ONvIw)

21 Condolences to Tom and to Bif over the losses of their furry family members/friends, Souris and Splotchy.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 18, 2020 03:33 PM (oDRcK)

22 Thanks, MisHum!

Posted by: Sobek at July 18, 2020 03:34 PM (itBYk)

23 Just mostly viewing today with Conor sleeping by my side. Lovely moron pets.
Conor and I buried the last of the barn cats, Smokey, last Sunday, I know she has been on the property at least ten years, but have no idea of her true age. She was a sweet gentle affectionate cat, and she and Conor were boon companions, and We still look over at the gazebo expecting to hear her greeting me and waiting to rub noses with Conor!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at July 18, 2020 03:34 PM (eTZoJ)

24 The comments accompanying the photos this week sure demonstrate some tender feelings. What faces, too!

Love the painting.

The little chihuahua we inherited from our friend is losing the sight in his remaining eye. He wants to stay out longer, though, trying to get his bearings through sniffing the air and such. Still hanging in.

Posted by: KT at July 18, 2020 03:35 PM (BVQ+1)

25 And I also think it's terrible that Tom in Canada can't see his wife and dogs in WI because of the political flu.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 18, 2020 03:35 PM (oDRcK)

26 23: Condolences on Smokey. That happens to be younger grandson's name for his "dream cat" which will be grey and a large Norwegian Forest cat... and perfect "if we ever have mouses"

Posted by: CN at July 18, 2020 03:37 PM (ONvIw)

27 As always Moron pets are outstanding! I simply amazed at how everyone keeps the floor corners so clean in the pictures.

Well, sad news about our dog Breccia. She went into a coma due to the liver necrosis and died peacefully on June 15.

The worst part is that her companion/head of security cat Muffers basically willed herself to death. We got them within two weeks of each other back in 2008. Where ever Breccia went Muffers followed.

After Breccia came back from the hospitals Muffers would hide but always get in sight. We ended up giving her IVs, high calorie paste, and more but to no avail. She just wouldn't come out of her grief. She died on July 3 - about two weeks after Breccia.

We are down to one teenage cat who is afraid to go outside now because the other two are no longer around. House is very quiet too.

No plans for a new dog at the moment.

Posted by: Beartooth at July 18, 2020 03:39 PM (7TrJF)

28 And condolences to Hrothgar and Conor, his furry friend, on the loss of the barn cat, Smokey.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 18, 2020 03:39 PM (oDRcK)

29 This week's episode of the Boo Report:

She didn't catch anything noteworthy this week, except for a small frog. I used the broom to sweep it back out.

Some days the heat seems to be affecting her, some not. We're currently having intermittent drizzle and thunder, and she insists on staying out there.

Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain at July 18, 2020 03:40 PM (dwojT)

30 Another great Pet Thread! Thanks, Mis Hum!

Just love seeing all the Pet Morons, especially since we no longer have any of our own. . . pets that is.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at July 18, 2020 03:40 PM (WFcrO)

31 Posted by: USNtakim at July 18, 2020 03:29 PM (0OmEj)

DaughterH had found a full grown GP in a nearby park and adopted her as no owner ever came forward to claim the dog. She turned out to a lovely protective and gentle dog, with a warning bark that carried for hundreds of yards.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at July 18, 2020 03:41 PM (eTZoJ)

32 Pro tip: don't tell your wife you're getting another cat because she'll say no. And don't let her see the little ball of fur in your house. You've won the war!

Posted by: pet of the month at July 18, 2020 03:43 PM (BRkq2)

33 Land Sharks!
https://tinyurl.com/yd6v58an
2020 man.
If you had landsharks for July, pick up your prize at the window.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at July 18, 2020 03:46 PM (r+sAi)

34 Has anyone had a pet who had major surgery, seem to recover well, except for a droopy eyelid? Our 12 yo catahoula had a large abdominal abscess removed and, even though the vet says it will be fine, surgery was two weeks ago and it doesn't seem to have improved. The vet originally thought she had a tumor on her liver, but just the abscess was good news. We also discovered she was diabetic, which the vet at PetSmart didn't catch 3 months ago during her wellness exam. Anxious parents, here.

Posted by: EveR at July 18, 2020 03:47 PM (ZZDMQ)

35 This pet photo made me smile:

https://tinyurl.com/yy2wjepj

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 18, 2020 03:47 PM (oDRcK)

36 Long time lurker here.
I love the pet thread. Makes me remember all of my good dogs (and cats) and my "Great" dogs and cats. I usually end up crying. But I still love it and read it all including the links.

Some pets just seem to "fit" with you. They seem to understand more and help you through difficult times. Emotionally and physically.

One of my great dogs actually turned himself into a assistant dog. I had a serious injury to my leg, and he stayed by me to help me stand and steady me when walking. He also used his body to block grandchildren from accidentally hitting my leg. Of course he also blocked my kids trying to help me up for doctors appointments. Never mean or aggressive about it, just put himself in front of my leg and refused to move. He was a great dog.

They are the hardest to lose, and there is no replacement for them.

Posted by: idlan at July 18, 2020 03:48 PM (KMitD)

37 Yeah, I saw the land sharks too. This year, man. 2020. I halfway expect to be woken up at some point and have someone tell me that I've finally come out of a coma and seemed to be having some pretty trippy nightmares or something.

At least the sharks aren't that big and can't hunt down people on beaches.

Posted by: Locarno at July 18, 2020 03:49 PM (3WLXg)

38 Sorry, Beartooth about your dog Breccia and cat Muffers.
I have heard of pets having extreme grief and one dying shortly after their friend died. So sad and hard on the surviving pet and the owners.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 18, 2020 03:50 PM (oDRcK)

39 I love the picture of the black kitten. We have had many black cats. We have one now. His name is Pynchon named by my son after a writer, Thomas Pynchon. So far Pynchon II has written anything, although he will sometimes sleep on top of a book that's on the floor.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 18, 2020 03:53 PM (oDRcK)

40 31 Commissar Hrothgar

Yes, GP's have a mighty bark. The neighbor behind us kept their pup outside in a fenced area next to our backyard. We lived in an urban area w very small yards and that poor dog barked all night long. When I was pregnant w my son, I finally called, in tears, begging her to take him inside at night so I could sleep. Years later, before we moved, she mentioned that conversation. She said she was glad I called. (I was, too.)

Posted by: EveR at July 18, 2020 03:53 PM (ZZDMQ)

41 39-"Hasn't" written anything.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 18, 2020 03:54 PM (oDRcK)

42 Afternoon, all,

The Epic Adventure Continues:

Chekov D. Siberian, the older (13 yo) cat, had knots in his long white-and-black fur that he would not let us cut out. So we made an appointment for him at the vet -- a "spa" day, if you will. We dropped him off early on Tuesday. About an hour later the groomer calls me up, and I was positive she'd say, "He carved my arms, come get him." Nope. She just had questions about his age and so forth.

Linda mentioned that she'd seen big dogs being groomed at PetSmart -- in a neck sling, so that the dog's forelegs are off the table -- and wondered if they did a modified version of that with cats. The groomer lady seemed offended by the very idea. "No, we don't do that! Your cat could strangle!" No doubt this woman now thinks I torture my cat for casual entertainment.

We picked him up at noon, combed and looking ready for a show. Since they did not say to me, "Don't EVER bring him back here for grooming!", I suppose he behaved himself.

Maybe it helped that I sprinkled some kitty weed inside the carrier before he got in. . . .

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 18, 2020 03:54 PM (rpbg1)

43 >>This pet photo made me smile:
https://tinyurl.com/yy2wjepj
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 18, 2020 03:47 PM (oDRcK)

One of my cats sleeps like that! Without the dog, tho. Too cute. He even likes belly rubs.

Posted by: My life is insanity at July 18, 2020 03:55 PM (Z/jzm)

44 Thanks for the pet thread- a bright spot in an otherwise ugly time

I don't have pets myself but always check this piece

Posted by: DB- just DB. at July 18, 2020 03:55 PM (iTXRQ)

45 I love the picture of the black kitten. We have had many black cats. We have one now. His name is Pynchon named by my son after a writer, Thomas Pynchon. So far Pynchon II has written anything, although he will sometimes sleep on top of a book that's on the floor.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 18, 2020


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My experience, admittedly limited to 2 cats, says black cats tend to be the most easygoing and adaptable, if not the smartest. Marie-Antoinette, who loved walking on a harness and lead, was black, as is the good-natured current housebeast Wolf. And my mother's favorite cat Sparky -- she kept a sepia-tint portrait of him for many years after he passed away -- was black. He must have been adaptable and easygoing to sit for a portrait!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 18, 2020 03:57 PM (rpbg1)

46 "One of my cats sleeps like that!"

One of ours too. He even has the same coloring and stripes as that one. He snuggles between us in bed, and sometimes licks my forehead.

Posted by: Chris M at July 18, 2020 03:59 PM (6XZdO)

47 PET THREAD!!!!! What a great looking group this week! Condolences to all who had to say goodbye to their pals.

WeaselDog and Little Joe send their regards. LJ found a few places he could escape through the picket fence around our back yard, so I sealed it off with chicken wire this morning. So far, so good!

Posted by: Weasel at July 18, 2020 04:00 PM (MVjcR)

48 Pynchon is a very good natured and affectionate with us, but he is petrified of other people. If we ever go away for a holiday and I ask my friends to feed the cats, Pynchon will never show up while someone else is in the house. Tess, the rescue cat, greets everybody.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 18, 2020 04:01 PM (oDRcK)

49 Posted by: EveR at July 18, 2020 03:53 PM (ZZDMQ)

GPs know that there are things that creep about in the night.

Daughter always brought hers in at night, and I'm sure the neighbors appreciated that. Her GP did not bark when inside!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at July 18, 2020 04:01 PM (eTZoJ)

50 Policy Q, MisHum,

I have links to two stories about the 1918-1919 Spanish Flu. Both have pics of interest, showing how people not only wore masks but also actually put masks on their animals, including their house cats. The topic is something we'd like to escape, of course, but the pics involve animals. Should I post in this thread, or wait until Chess/Dress?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 18, 2020 04:02 PM (rpbg1)

51
Our fosters have had two weeks here at Borzoi Heaven. Beast is starting to grow coat again; when he came to us he had lost almost all his hair from a severe flea infestation. We put Doppel in with our Peanut, the bestest friend ever, to learn better how to interact with people and gain some confidence.

And our Miss Dutchess, who has graced these pages, is finally out of the cast on her hock after four months. She's still not steady on it but we'll be give her some walking on a leash to strengthen it.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 18, 2020 04:03 PM (mht8P)

52 Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 18, 2020 03:57 PM (rpbg1)

I am always amazed to hear of cats being walked on a lead. I guess you have to start that when they're kittens?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 18, 2020 04:05 PM (oDRcK)

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Well, sad news about our dog Breccia. She went into a coma due to the liver necrosis and died peacefully on June 15.

The worst part is that her companion/head of security cat Muffers basically willed herself to death. We got them within two weeks of each other back in 2008. Where ever Breccia went Muffers followed.

After Breccia came back from the hospitals Muffers would hide but always get in sight. We ended up giving her IVs, high calorie paste, and more but to no avail. She just wouldn't come out of her grief. She died on July 3 - about two weeks after Breccia.

We are down to one teenage cat who is afraid to go outside now because the other two are no longer around. House is very quiet too.

No plans for a new dog at the moment.
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And silly people say that cats and dogs don't get along, and that animals don't love. Condolences to you, Beartooth.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 18, 2020 04:06 PM (rpbg1)

54 So dusty in here today.

Posted by: Mrs. Leggy at July 18, 2020 04:07 PM (Vf4Y7)

55 Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 18, 2020 03:57 PM (rpbg1)

I am always amazed to hear of cats being walked on a lead. I guess you have to start that when they're kittens?
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 18, 2020


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Probably a good idea . . . but Marie was about 7 years old in 2000 when I introduced her to the notion. I thought if any cat would adjust to it, she would. First time she wanted to wander off the pathway in our apartment complex and sniff the bushes. Second time she wanted to roll on the grass.

Third time, when I brought out the harness, she ran to the door crying, as if saying, "Let's GO!"

After she and I moved back here, Linda and I would take her for a walk on dry days. She would parade ahead of us down the walkway, tail in the air, as if she were exercising us.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 18, 2020 04:09 PM (rpbg1)

56 love this thread. Sorry to learn of the pets who crossed the rainbow bridge. The hot weather is preventing me from visiting Journey, my upstate friend's foster (and my step dog)so I've been watching Dr Pol on Nat Geo Wild and Heartland Docs for my canine fix.

Posted by: vivi at July 18, 2020 04:10 PM (11H2y)

57 Misanthropic Humanitarian,

Thank you. He was a very good kitty.

Posted by: BifBewalski at July 18, 2020 04:10 PM (VcFUs)

58 42: This is why I groom Rusty myself. I worry that he'll misbehave badly, as brushing always seems to upset him. Today he was angry about the brush, but when I gave up he sat still, totally relaxed, while I scissored away. Also seemed much happier.

Posted by: CN at July 18, 2020 04:11 PM (ONvIw)

59 49 Commissar Hrothgar

Yes, those big guys need to b inside. That was a couple of decades ago, but that fellow needed the comfort of his family at night. And, I really needed my sleep. Lol.

Posted by: EveR at July 18, 2020 04:11 PM (ZZDMQ)

60 "My experience, admittedly limited to 2 cats, says black cats tend to be the most easygoing and adaptable, if not the smartest."

Our black cat is neurotic and skittish, despite the fact he has had a charmed life since we adopted him as a kitten. If I come to him slowly enough, he will let me pet him, and then starts purring and becomes affectionate. He had a tumor in the base of his tail, which required amputation when he was about one year old. Now he has just a little stump, which he wiggles back and forth. Maybe that's what made him crazy?

Posted by: Chris M at July 18, 2020 04:11 PM (6XZdO)

61 In regards to the link about Jessika Coker/Juniper Fox and her comments about how time flies with our pets, I invite you to visit her website juniperfoxx.com, as well as look her up on Instagram. She takes in a variety of wild animals that cannot survive on their own, rehabilitates them to be released back to the wild, or helps find new homes for various creatures. She currently lives with three foxes, Juniper, Fig, and Elmwood, and just took in two more foxes, all rescued from fur farms. Entertaining stories about living with those animals.

Posted by: Jen Westin at July 18, 2020 04:12 PM (gAn7d)

62 Nice Pets Y'all!.....

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 18, 2020 04:12 PM (Z+IKu)

63 She would parade ahead of us down the walkway, tail in the air, as if she were exercising us.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 18, 2020 04:09 PM (rpbg1

That's funny.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 18, 2020 04:13 PM (oDRcK)

64 This is why I groom Rusty myself. I worry that he'll misbehave badly, as brushing always seems to upset him. Today he was angry about the brush, but when I gave up he sat still, totally relaxed, while I scissored away. Also seemed much happier.
Posted by: CN at July 18, 2020


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I made Chekov sound like a ravening beast, when the worst he does with me is to nip to show he likes me, and he'll hiss if you comb too hard. The knots were underneath him. There was no way he'd put up with too much fiddling.

I should brush my cats more. But most of my longhairs have had very silky coats that didn't knot. Plus, unless you start when they're young, you're going to have a wrangle each time.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 18, 2020 04:14 PM (rpbg1)

65 "I would like to share with the Horde pictures of Maceo ("May-See-O")"

My Cat's Name is Maceo ... is a fun song by Jane's Addiction. I suspect that's where he got the name.

Posted by: Bea Arthur's Dick at July 18, 2020 04:15 PM (jWe5r)

66 She would parade ahead of us down the walkway, tail in the air, as if she were exercising us.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 18, 2020 04:09 PM (rpbg1

That's funny.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 18, 2020


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I suspected Marie had a sense of cat humor. When she would sweep Linda's earrings or my watch off a table, I noticed, she would wait until we were looking at her, then flick! with a paw and gallop away while the humans made noises.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 18, 2020 04:17 PM (rpbg1)

67 Both have pics ... showing how people not only wore masks but also actually put masks on their animals, including their house cats. ...
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 18, 2020 04:02 PM (rpbg1)


heh.

Posted by: Gilded Age II, now with comprehensive surveillance, communist allies, and fake at July 18, 2020 04:19 PM (BRkq2)

68 64: I don't trust my rose gloves to be up to the task

Posted by: CN at July 18, 2020 04:23 PM (ONvIw)

69 I don't trust my rose gloves to be up to the task
Posted by: CN at July 18, 2020


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Hm. Good idea. I've always thought I should buy some motorcycle gloves, but gardening gloves might work.

Chekov is okay with brushing while he's sitting on the pillow on my lap. Combing bothers him, though.

Arizona, the great red tabby-with-white Maine Coon mix, hated even the brushing -- he'd bite the brush. Fortunately his coat didn't mat very often.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 18, 2020 04:26 PM (rpbg1)

70 Current cat likes to be brushed. Previous cat liked to be vacuumed.

Posted by: Ronster at July 18, 2020 04:29 PM (+4+p5)

71 Only ever had medium and short haired cats. So far they all have liked being brushed. When I was a kid we had a cat that liked the brush attachment used on a vacuum cleaner! On lowest suction of course, but that was the only cat I'd ever seen not afraid of the vacuum cleaner.

Posted by: My life is insanity at July 18, 2020 04:31 PM (Z/jzm)

72 Ronster! *fist bump*

Posted by: My life is insanity at July 18, 2020 04:32 PM (Z/jzm)

73 I am always amazed to hear of cats being walked on a lead. I guess you have to start that when they're kittens?
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 18, 2020 04:05 PM (oDRcK

Fenelon, I think it helps to have a touch of cat whisper on you to do this. MrsH walked our two Siamese on leashes when we were younger. The three of them walking was quite a sight!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at July 18, 2020 04:32 PM (eTZoJ)

74 Lydia likes being brushed with a flea comb, even though they haven't had fleas in over a year. She's a shorthair, but she manages to generate enough hair to produce an entire cat every two or three days.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 18, 2020 04:34 PM (t+qrx)

75 73

"Cat Whisperer in you"

I need to turn off autocucumber!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at July 18, 2020 04:34 PM (eTZoJ)

76
sfgoth, my sister had a cat with mast cell cancer on her neck. She had it removed and lived for years. I think in the end she died of plum old age. You and Maceo could go a long ways together.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at July 18, 2020 04:36 PM (G51Gf)

77 Hogmartin, your Lydia - that was our Max. Amazed me how much hair that cat had come out with brushing! You'dve thought he'd be bald

Posted by: My life is insanity at July 18, 2020 04:36 PM (Z/jzm)

78 What is the best indoor-outdoor guard dog? I mean one such that hotpants probably would be spared busting a cap or six in a dumbass because the dog made a snack of the problem first. But that aldo and especially loves affection and doubles as an adorable pet?

Posted by: Gilded Age II, Now with comprehensive surveillance, communist allies, and fake science at July 18, 2020 04:37 PM (BRkq2)

79 Thank you again for a thoroughly wonderful Pet Thread! I do love reading this every week and getting to see the pet morons, though my eyes do tend to leak on reading about a number of them, then I get to thinking about my own fur buddies who have departed, and then I'm a good mess for a while. I do miss my kittehs (here I go again)

Posted by: Mattski at July 18, 2020 04:37 PM (DmXtG)

80 Junior-ette's Maine Coon moron cat (little m, he's dumb as a box of rocks) likes to be brushed.

Posted by: BifBewalski at July 18, 2020 04:37 PM (VcFUs)

81 Don't forget to brush your gp. They matt horribly bad. GP cross breeds are very good dogs too. They cross well with Anatolian Shepards. Makes them a little more robust a little heavier. That cross is the perfect livestock dog. (Sheep and goats). Headers have to be my favorites. Long ago we had a GSD that was the best....

Posted by: USNtakim at July 18, 2020 04:38 PM (0OmEj)

82 Hogmartin, your Lydia - that was our Max. Amazed me how much hair that cat had come out with brushing! You'dve thought he'd be bald
Posted by: My life is insanity at July 18, 2020


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Chekov is a Siberian, the breed with the triple coat. Two or three passes along his body, and the brush has a ball of fur in it that could pass for a baby tribble.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 18, 2020 04:39 PM (rpbg1)

83
Black cats are the feistiest little troublemakers I've ever seen. Maybe this is because I've only had or known male black cats. There was a neighborhood cat I called Little Black Rambo. He wanted in on everything. My sister had a black cat with the personality of Bluto. My friends had a black cat that terrorized their other two cats. After I saw all this, and heard from someone else that black cats are like that, I formed the notion that their personality gene is tied to their black fur gene.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at July 18, 2020 04:40 PM (G51Gf)

84 >>What is the best indoor-outdoor guard dog? I mean one such that hotpants probably would be spared busting a cap or six in a dumbass because the dog made a snack of the problem first. But that aldo and especially loves affection and doubles as an adorable pet?

Belgian Malinois.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 18, 2020 04:40 PM (ZLI7S)

85 Hogmartin, your Lydia - that was our Max. Amazed me how much hair that cat had come out with brushing! You'dve thought he'd be bald
Posted by: My life is insanity at July 18, 2020 04:36 PM (Z/jzm)


I've had cats who shed seasonally, but she's something else. She's not bright enough to know what season it is (or what seasons are), so she cranks out fur just in case.

Here, she's watching the Outside Channel and thinking up new ways to shed:
https://stoatnet.org/lydia_window.jpg

Posted by: hogmartin at July 18, 2020 04:40 PM (t+qrx)

86 Hi MisHum. great pet thread as usual! I liked your Blue Jay painting...

You know what we should have on the weekends? An AOS Horde art thread featuring the Horde's art, kind of like the Pet thread...many here quite artistic and some I suspect are classically trained - I think it would be cool. I bet Kris or CBD would love to host. Or maybe even MisHum...

Just a thought.

Posted by: Boswell at July 18, 2020 04:40 PM (32YRo)

87 She's a beauty, Hogmartin. And those green eyes! Sharp, and gorgeous.

Posted by: My life is insanity at July 18, 2020 04:42 PM (Z/jzm)

88 84 >>What is the best indoor-outdoor guard dog? I mean one such that hotpants probably would be spared busting a cap or six in a dumbass because the dog made a snack of the problem first. But that aldo and especially loves affection and doubles as an adorable pet?

Belgian Malinois.
Posted by: JackStraw at July 18, 2020 04:40 PM (ZLI7S)


Thanks!

Any other suggestions, morons?

Posted by: Gilded Age II, now with comprehensive surveillance, communist allies, and fake at July 18, 2020 04:46 PM (BRkq2)

89 Black cats are the feistiest little troublemakers I've ever seen. Maybe this is because I've only had or known male black cats. There was a neighborhood cat I called Little Black Rambo. He wanted in on everything. My sister had a black cat with the personality of Bluto. My friends had a black cat that terrorized their other two cats. After I saw all this, and heard from someone else that black cats are like that, I formed the notion that their personality gene is tied to their black fur gene.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at July 18, 2020


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Oh, Marie the Queen was feisty and a troublemaker, but in a "I AM the Queen, you must worship me" way. I admit I've only known 2 black cats well; never encountered a "Little Black Rambo."

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 18, 2020 04:47 PM (rpbg1)

90 Happy Pet Thread Day

Posted by: Ben Had at July 18, 2020 04:48 PM (UGlAW)

91 74 Lydia likes being brushed with a flea comb, even though they haven't had fleas in over a year. She's a shorthair, but she manages to generate enough hair to produce an entire cat every two or three days.
Posted by: hogmartin at July 18, 2020 04:34 PM (t+qrx)

I usually have the roomba set to run every week night while I am at work. I ran out of filters and cleaning the old ones was not cutting it anymore, so I turned it off for a week or two while I waited for the new filters to get delivered.

Now, let me stress that the floors did not look particularly hairy or dirty yet.

The first night I came home after running the thing again. It looked like the photos you see of the late period buffalo hunts. Little piles of hair everywhere. There was so much hair, it had filled up the reservoir on the vacuum, so the brushes and spinny thing had just gathered them into clumps as the roomba turned.

So, I emptied the thing out, brushed the filter, picked up all the hair clumps, and figured, well, that should be most of it.

This exact scenario repeated for three nights.

I cannot imagine how he can be growing so much fricking hair, and shedding it so quickly- and not look bald. I think, like the wardrobe in the Book of Narnia, his coat is a portal to a universe of Hair. Or Event Horizon.

I figured, he must be going through a shedding stage, so I just brushed him. Got another tribble worth of hair off him.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 18, 2020 04:48 PM (A5zUN)

92 Beautiful pictures of the Pet Morons.

I just love seeing the offerings every week.

Posted by: Ladyl--now mask-free! at July 18, 2020 04:50 PM (TdMsT)

93 That's heart wrenching Beartooth

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at July 18, 2020 04:50 PM (wOAhh)

94 The first night I came home after running the thing again. It looked like the photos you see of the late period buffalo hunts. Little piles of hair everywhere. There was so much hair, it had filled up the reservoir on the vacuum, so the brushes and spinny thing had just gathered them into clumps as the roomba turned.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 18, 2020 04:48 PM (A5zUN)


Oh yeah. I have hardwood floors, and if I get complacent with brushing Lydia, the corners where the walls meet the floors start looking... furry. Just from where the air settles when the AC runs.

The stairs up to the office look like a yeti exploded.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 18, 2020 04:53 PM (t+qrx)

95 Such sweet pet morons, today.

Posted by: redridinghood at July 18, 2020 04:57 PM (wiXsO)

96 Hmm, we're at 91?

Anyway, this isn't about politics, but for Hadrian: I just wrote a little script in python to go through the directory of the flash drive, and rename the various files from

"01 Playlist 4"

to something like "0001_Playlist_4" so that everything would stay in order when I dumped them into clementine.

Although I guess you're into batch 5 now, so it would have to be Playlist 5.

Anyway, I learned a little about module os while I did it.

If you want the script, let me know.

I'm glad I can finally get the flash drive to work in the order in which it was intended even though I don't have windows.

Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain at July 18, 2020 04:58 PM (dwojT)

97 The first night I came home after running the thing again. It looked like the photos you see of the late period buffalo hunts. Little piles of hair everywhere. There was so much hair, it had filled up the reservoir on the vacuum, so the brushes and spinny thing had just gathered them into clumps as the roomba turned.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 18, 2020 04:48 PM (A5zUN)

Oh yeah. I have hardwood floors, and if I get complacent with brushing Lydia, the corners where the walls meet the floors start looking... furry. Just from where the air settles when the AC runs.

The stairs up to the office look like a yeti exploded.
Posted by: hogmartin at July 18, 2020 04:53 PM (t+qrx)
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Get a Roomba. Best purchase I have ever made.

Posted by: redridinghood at July 18, 2020 04:59 PM (wiXsO)

98 Cute, amusing animal videos . About 10 minutes. I did feel sorry for the cat scared by whatever it was-some mechanical cat ? its owner had:

https://tinyurl.com/y6momxas

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 18, 2020 05:01 PM (oDRcK)

99 Get a Roomba. Best purchase I have ever made.
Posted by: redridinghood at July 18, 2020 04:59 PM (wiXsO)

Agreed. They are a bit pricey- and the one I have may feel like it is in a war without end or mercy- but they do work pretty well.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 18, 2020 05:05 PM (A5zUN)

100 SFGoth

AYE. God sends His love.

Posted by: Dr. McCoy at July 18, 2020 05:07 PM (WX+x0)

101 That is a lovely painting of a blue jay!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 18, 2020 05:13 PM (oDRcK)

102 Thanks Fenelon and all those who sent condolences. I miss my dog.

Posted by: Thomas LaBelle at July 18, 2020 05:19 PM (alD+v)

103 "it is a rule universally acknowledged
that every dog will gravitate to the muddiest spot in the vicinity

Posted by: vmom 2020 's tale of teigen twitterazism at July 18, 2020 03:20 PM (TOyHQ) "



unless there's a dead critter to roll around in.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at July 18, 2020 05:19 PM (0IMgo)

104
Show dog haiku

The show ring is far,
But the mud puddle is near.
What an easy choice!

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 18, 2020 05:29 PM (mht8P)

105 Noodus chessmasterus

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 18, 2020 05:29 PM (rpbg1)

106 Willowed from GT:

What is the best indoor-outdoor guard dog? I mean one such that hotpants probably would be spared busting a cap or six in a dumbass because the dog made s snack of the problem first. But loves affection and doubles as an adorable pet?
Posted by: Gilded Age II, Now with comprehensive surveillance, communist allies, and fake science

Best " protector " I had was my dog Ralph. Black lab/Great Dane mix. Kids mauled him and he loved it. On 2 occasions I watched him literally put dents in my chain link fence when strangers started talking to my young kids from the sidewalk. He weighed about 150.

Posted by: Sock Monkey...still entertaining to children and squirrels at July 18, 2020 05:32 PM (w0iaH)

107 The show ring is far,
But the mud puddle is near.
What an easy choice!

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 18, 2020 05:29 PM (mht8P)


Conor barks his approval (in a 5/7/5 pattern)!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar -YOU are all in this together!- at July 18, 2020 06:15 PM (eTZoJ)

108 My Cat's Name is Maceo ... is a fun song by Jane's Addiction. I suspect that's where he got the name.
Posted by: Bea Arthur's Dick at July 18, 2020 04:15 PM (jWe5r)

There was an old-time blues man named Big Maceo Merriwether:

https://hooktube.com/watch?v=iBX_ba90W8Q

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 18, 2020 08:37 PM (N0NhD)

109 I'm currently in the market for a used electro-groom horse vacuum. I thought you guys might laugh at the idea, but the animals love it and they stay super clean that way. I think I have a friend who is semi retired
and isnt using hers, I hope she let's it go, cheap! I want to teach the colts to enjoy the show horse routine

Posted by: Gushka can has kitties what plays fetch at July 18, 2020 08:37 PM (j47Zt)

110 On Ruby's love for water, our dobermans have always loved water. We have an irrigation canal behind our property and can't keep them out of the water. Never knew dobermans could be water dogs. Thanks for the picture.

Posted by: S.Lynn at July 19, 2020 12:38 AM (+MAQj)

111 Old lady here, having a bad year. Told my son, just divorced and home, thank god, with us.... "I'm not ready for Alamo (his cat) to die, I just can't cope with it. Alamo is 19. He just stared at me and I know in both our heads a voice said that's not up to you.

Posted by: Judith at July 19, 2020 05:55 PM (ax1Ah)

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