Ace of Spades Pet Thread

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(H/T JT)

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Good afternoon and welcome to the almost world famous Ace of Spades Pet Thread. C'mon in and relax and enjoy the world of critters.


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A Little of This. A Little of That.


One of the neat things about being a Cob here at the AoSHQ is the correspondence I receive when it comes to the Pet Thread. You never know what you'll get. And the following story is one of those unusual stories.

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — After five years of sniffing out land mines and unexploded ordnance in Cambodia, Magawa is retiring.

The African giant pouched rat has been the most successful rodent trained and overseen by a Belgian nonprofit, APOPO, to find land mines and alert his human handlers so the explosives can be safely removed. Last year, Magawa won a British charity’s top civilian award for animal bravery — an honor so far exclusively reserved for dogs.

“Although still in good health, he has reached a retirement age and is clearly starting to slow down,” APOPO said. “It is time.”

Magawa has cleared more than 141,000 square meters (1.5 million square feet) of land, the equivalent of some 20 soccer fields, sniffing out 71 land mines and 38 items of unexploded ordnance, according to APOPO.

(H/T Ken)

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Beware of The Dog!(H/T Lisa)

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Meet The PetMorons


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This is Wrigley, named after some field or something. I love that the collar is designed to look like the stitches on a baseball. - Sobek Pundit

Thanks to our wonderful artist and regular contributor.


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Something a little different to add to the pile.

Engineering Instructor, decided one day I wanted to design a project around ducks....because why not? Got 90pc done and then admin shut me down.

I wanted my ducks. So now I have 14 Swedish Blues that I'm hosting to prove out the automation project. I've named my brace of ducks the "Swedish Shite Machines". Little metal...but it works.

Every evening we sit out on the porch and I let them play in the kiddie pool. Most calming thing ever. I could watch this on loop and skip the anxiety meds!

As always. Love the pet thread.

Robinton


Well, this is a submission we don't see often, a video with ducks. You'll need a bigger pool in the near future. Cool group thanks for your contribution today!


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Pets/Animals
Mis Hum,

Don't rightly know if this should be here or in the gardening thread.

This Raccoon was one of the little scamps that have been digging holes in my garden this year. So far, I've caught three of them and one Possum in my live trap.

I relocate them to USFS land about 18 miles from my house. It's better than the .22 caliber pest control option because I don't have to dig holes in the woods back of the house to bury them and also I have neighbors closer than 300 feet on either side of my land. Plus I think they're out of season. - That Guy What Always Says Yeah Buddy.


Well when it comes to guns. Its better to be safe than sorry with neighbors. If you are around today please tell us how the raccoons handle the travel. Thanks for sharing.

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Hank the Tank-We rescued him because we were looking for a cat who would patrol outside and keep the critters out of the lawn. Hank had other plans. He spent the first 2 days wedged into the dropped ceiling in the basement and then a few months retreating to my closet if someone new visited the house. Now he’s a demanding lap cat with a noisy purr who wants to know if you are going to finish the milk from your cereal. He ignores one of our girls and allows the other to bathe his glorious 13 pounds. He has no interest in going outside. -Leonard

A handsome lad who apparently had other ideas about his station in life. Why be a guard kitteh when you can be a lap kitteh! Thank you for sharing today.


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Hi, Ms. Hum,

I'd like to introduce my new sidekick Tobie. He's a shelter dog, apparently equal parts Shepherd and Golden but I wasn't there so it's just a guess. Also guessing at his age, which I estimate no more than 9 months given his proportions, habits and need to chew. His adult teeth are still coming in so he may have a bit of growing to do yet.

Tobie came home with me only two weeks ago, and no other dog or pup ever settled in so quickly. I predict he's going to be the smartest dog I ever took care of, and I'm really looking forward to being right. We're going to have a hell of a lot of fun together, if he just doesn't get sick and die on me like his predecessor. - Joel

Congratulations on your new side kick. Tobie appears to be a happy and healthy puppeh. Here's hoping you two have many happy years and memories together.


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Love your Saturday pet pics and stories.

Here’s my handful of trouble, a Scarlet macaw, Kula-I’ve had her since she was a little birdie, 16 years young. Her favorites are pistachios, green olives & blue berries. She loves hanging upside down and laying on her back on my chest so I can play with her grabby feet. - Michael

Oh my what a gorgeous bird. She sounds like quite the companion. Quite the varied diet she has. Thanks so much for your kind words and sharing with us today.


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Here is a picture of our Shih-Pom Edison, who has been in your thread before. In this picture he is appearing on the back of my recliner at my shoulder which is his usual spot. Now that he is getting on in years and has arthritis in both his back legs, it is miraculous how he still manages to jump up on the back of the couch or the recliner so he can survey the house and back garden more easily. I've had cats who act like dogs, but Edison is the first dog we've had who is as nimble as a cat. - Debra T.

Edison has that look like he's the boss! Most pooches enjoy the comfy portions of the furniture. Good to see him again. Thanks for sharing.


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Hi, this is Avi.
He likes to cuddle humans and bite the faces and ears of his four-legged siblings. He sings spicy ballads through the windows at our friendly, well-fed feral kitties. He jumps from headboards and cat trees onto tender, prone mammal parts lying underneath them. He will chase and kill anything that moves. Whether is it the great red dot or a trespassing lizard. He gives wonderful scratchy kisses that can turn into terrible chin bites. At 4 years old, he is a lively, healthy and loved boy. - Jillybeans68

Yikes, those teeth look like they could leave a mark or five. He certainly sounds like an interesting and loved kitteh from your email. Thanks for contributing today.


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What happens when one set of grand pups finds out the other set became world famous. See bellow.
The pup on the left is Monty a very loving and sweet pup. Only wants a scratch behind the ears or a nice back scratch.
Finally found his forever home.
On the right is Villan a couple of genes short of a full beagle. Funny pup and loves to play hide and seek. Tell him to go hide, he will.
Call his name and he will howl till you find him. He also survived a rattle snake bite. No word on the snakes health.
He will also sit on the back of a couch and put his head on yours.
From a puppy mill.
So grandpa learned his lessen, pay attention to all grand-pups.

notasmartdog

Well the Pet Thread is happy to make Monty and Villan world famous! They look like wonderful companions. I've never heard of "Hide and Seek" with a dog without the dog running away. Thank you for sharing today.


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Hello, Mis Hum.

A while back I sent a pic of my backyard foundling, Dexter. Well, he has a sister now (brought to us by way of my husband’s sister who fosters kitties). We named her Dali due to her fabulous stache, but she’s a very vocal little girl and we started calling her “Bird”. She’s a dwarf and won’t be getting any bigger. Weighing in at around 7.5 lbs, this little precious has stolen our hearts! Included is a pic of the two cats together for perspective. -Sincerely, SnowChick

Quite the 'stache' on that kitteh. Delightful markings! She certainly seems to have landed on her paws quite well in your home. Hope you and the kittehs have many happy years together.


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Wow, what a great group of animals today. Thank you all for sharing your stories and submitting interesting links to boot.

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

God willing and the creeks don't rise we will be back here next Saturday. Have a great week!

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Comments

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1 Happy Caturday everyone

Posted by: Skip at June 12, 2021 02:00 PM (Cxk7w)

2 Woof!
Pet Thread.

Posted by: Conor at June 12, 2021 02:01 PM (hOUT3)

3 I love the pet drawings.
Corgis all called btw

Posted by: Skip at June 12, 2021 02:04 PM (Cxk7w)

4 hiya

Posted by: JT at June 12, 2021 02:04 PM (arJlL)

5 rowr

Posted by: Dr. Varno at June 12, 2021 02:06 PM (vuisn)

6 I love the pet drawings.
...
Posted by: Skip at June 12, 2021 02:04 PM (Cxk7w)


The artistic talent on display here is amazing

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at June 12, 2021 02:07 PM (hOUT3)

7 Nice Pets Y'all!...

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at June 12, 2021 02:08 PM (R/m4+)

8 My son has an appointment at the Animal Shelter in about ten minutes. He hopes to leave there with two cats. Chipmunk infestation.

Posted by: grammie winger at June 12, 2021 02:10 PM (45fpk)

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Might be bragging on this all day, but Delilah was Best of Breed at today's Westminster Kennel Club show. Looking at the winners (https://tinyurl.com/4ztryawe), she must have been a little dark spot in a sea of white.

This is our second Westminster breed win. Lila's grandmother, the great Lacey, was Best of Breed in 2004.

Lila will be in the Hound Group tonight (where we don't expect to do anything), televised on Fox Sports. Coverage begins at 7:00 PM Eastern and Hounds are first up at 7:30.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 12, 2021 02:10 PM (mht8P)

10 Anybody hear how Hadrian's pupper did at Westminster today?

Posted by: Hawkpilot at June 12, 2021 02:11 PM (3x4le)

11 I love the pet drawings.
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Posted by: Skip at June 12, 2021 02:04 PM (Cxk7w)

The artistic talent on display here is amazing
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at June 12, 2021 02:07 PM (hOUT3)

A reminder that I need to get going on the portraits of my deceased kittehs Bug and Mischa. Procrastination is the main culprit, of course.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at June 12, 2021 02:12 PM (x8Wzq)

12 We watched her win, online. Very nice.

Posted by: Hawkpilot at June 12, 2021 02:12 PM (3x4le)

13 Mewtiful critters. Delicious-looking bird...
-Spirit, Ony, and Charlie

Posted by: mindful webworker's feline trio at June 12, 2021 02:12 PM (2VADA)

14 Lila will be in the Hound Group tonight (where we
don't expect to do anything), televised on Fox Sports. Coverage begins
at 7:00 PM Eastern and Hounds are first up at 7:30.



Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 12, 2021 02:10 PM (mht8P)


She's going to be on TV?? A star is born! Go Delilah!

Posted by: grammie winger at June 12, 2021 02:13 PM (45fpk)

15 the petmorons are so cute!

love the sketch of Wrigley!

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at June 12, 2021 02:14 PM (oEn12)

16 Lila will be in the Hound Group tonight (where we don't expect to do anything)

Why would you not, Hadrian?

Posted by: grammie winger at June 12, 2021 02:15 PM (45fpk)

17 I will alert the 9yo to root for the Borzoi. She loves the dog shows.

Congrats, Hadrian.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at June 12, 2021 02:15 PM (/vDLY)

18 Hadrian,

Massive congrats on Delilah's best of breed!!!. A heck of a tribute to her and Her Majesty.

This is one of the VERY few times I wish we still had cable. We never missed the Westminster when we did. Here's wishing for all the best with tonight's Hound Group. Please let us know how she does.

Posted by: JTB at June 12, 2021 02:16 PM (7EjX1)

19 Yeah Buddy!

In answer to your question about how the raccoon traveled, all I know is he was sure glad to be let out of that trap, especially after the trip up the curvy mountain road. He/she rode in the back of my truck up to it's release point.

They love Jet Puff mini marshmallows. That's what I baited the trap with.

Thanks for the pet thread

Posted by: That Guy What Always Says Yeah Buddy TM at June 12, 2021 02:18 PM (R5lpX)

20 Ok, which one of you hijacked the 7 million rounds of .22?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 12, 2021 02:20 PM (csEWM)

21 Oh! I want to name that last cat Hercule Poirot

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at June 12, 2021 02:20 PM (83lwH)

22 Charlie the poodle just escaped by sneaking out the gate as I was taking out the trash. He likes to explore the neighborhood from time to time. Now that he's assured himself all is as it should be, he has come back.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at June 12, 2021 02:20 PM (d9FiS)

23 "which one of you hijacked the 7 million rounds of .22?"

(burp)

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at June 12, 2021 02:22 PM (83lwH)

24 . He hopes to leave there with two cats. Chipmunk infestation.
Posted by: grammie winger at June 12, 2021 02:10 PM (45fpk)


I got rid of the raccoons digging in my garden, but have chipmunks that are and have dug up my Daffodil bulbs and are also digging in my garden. Reckon I'll either have to set some rat traps or try the 5 gallon bucket filled with water with a baited plank.

Posted by: That Guy What Always Says Yeah Buddy TM at June 12, 2021 02:25 PM (R5lpX)

25 2 feral kitties patrolling back yard cute as lace pants. Neighbor been feeding them , swears he will hav-a-heart trap em and take to no kill shelter.
Creamcicle lil Heartbreakers.

Posted by: Getting the banned back together at June 12, 2021 02:26 PM (tq6IP)

26 Congrats Hadrian!!!

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at June 12, 2021 02:27 PM (oEn12)

27 Lila will be in the Hound Group tonight (where we don't expect to do anything), televised on Fox Sports. Coverage begins at 7:00 PM Eastern and Hounds are first up at 7:30.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 12, 2021 02:10 PM (mht8P)
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Wow! Congratulations!!! Can't wait to watch tonight.

Posted by: redridinghood at June 12, 2021 02:28 PM (NpAcC)

28 I love the drawing-very well done.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at June 12, 2021 02:31 PM (cSyAR)

29 Hadrian, Conor and I wish you, Her Majesty, and Delilah the best possible outcome tonight. Much hard work and discipline from all of has gone into your joint success, and we hope it is amply rewarded tonight!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at June 12, 2021 02:31 PM (hOUT3)

30 Once again, the pet thread does not disappoint. Such really cool and beautiful pet morons.

The "Beware of dog" signs are hilarious.

Posted by: redridinghood at June 12, 2021 02:32 PM (NpAcC)

31 Congratulations, Hadrian! Incredible news! I've got Westminster ready to record & will be watching with Hoplite Housedog.

Wonderful pet morons, as usual!

Posted by: Hoplite Housewife at June 12, 2021 02:36 PM (R1NI2)

32 Congrats Hadrian! Give that dog some extra treats.

Posted by: That Guy What Always Says Yeah Buddy TM at June 12, 2021 02:37 PM (R5lpX)

33 Love the drawing (and envy the talent) as well as the photos of all the pet morons. The "Beware the Dog" link made my day. I laughed out loud at the long haired dachshund next the 'death from the ankles down' sign. Mrs. JTB knew something was up when I couldn't catch my breath from laughing so hard. A miniature dachshund was our family pet for 16 years when I was growing up so I appreciated the sentiment.

Posted by: JTB at June 12, 2021 02:40 PM (7EjX1)

34 All the best tonight Hadrian. And congratulations for getting there

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at June 12, 2021 02:46 PM (cSyAR)

35 No offense, but I don't like Dachshunds. Had one when I was a kid. Little bastard liked biting me. I really don't like any "ankle biter" dogs anyway.

Posted by: That Guy What Always Says Yeah Buddy TM at June 12, 2021 02:48 PM (R5lpX)

36 Ducks ! Parrots ! Happy pets !

Posted by: runner at June 12, 2021 02:49 PM (V13WU)

37 Congrats to Hadrian and Delilah.

Posted by: runner at June 12, 2021 02:49 PM (V13WU)

38 And the missus Hadrian.

Posted by: runner at June 12, 2021 02:50 PM (V13WU)

39 We are surrounded by celebrities !

Posted by: runner at June 12, 2021 02:50 PM (V13WU)

40 Critters!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at June 12, 2021 02:53 PM (kTF2Z)

41 Is that a talking parrot ? I remember one time on some Caribbean island we were walking around a mall(?), and I heard "Hello !" I turned around, wondering who it was. No one. Ok. Then again "Hello !" And then I saw him - red and blue plumage.

Posted by: runner at June 12, 2021 02:54 PM (V13WU)

42 I make extra pancakes for the dogs. Just made them two rump roasts too.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at June 12, 2021 02:59 PM (JUOKG)

43 Gorgeous pet morons, Dali is spectacularly well-named and I would not like to tangle with Avi-cat.

Posted by: CN at June 12, 2021 03:00 PM (ONvIw)

44 Best of Breed at Westminster!!!!??!!!!

Wow, congrats!

Posted by: CN at June 12, 2021 03:02 PM (ONvIw)

45 The "Beware of dog" signs are hilarious.

Posted by: redridinghood at June 12, 2021 02:32 PM (NpAcC)

#16 killed me!

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at June 12, 2021 03:02 PM (oEn12)

46 Tobie looks like a sweetheart and I love the markings on Dali!!

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 12, 2021 03:08 PM (nxdel)

47 Awesome news Hadrian!!!! Praying for Her Majesty and Delilah to win big!!!!!

This was an exceptional pet thread today, MisHum. The Horde has amazing pets and stories!!

Posted by: Moki at June 12, 2021 03:12 PM (JrN/x)

48 Congrats Hadrian!

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 12, 2021 03:13 PM (nxdel)

49 Congrats, Hadrian and Deliah!

Posted by: Russkilitlover at June 12, 2021 03:14 PM (nWxPx)

50 Can a dog compete for best of breed at Westminster more than once?

Posted by: CN at June 12, 2021 03:22 PM (ONvIw)

51 Thanks MisHum! The Pet Thread makes it all worth it! Rick554 and Rebel the Dog!!

Posted by: Rick554 at June 12, 2021 03:35 PM (HiXF9)

52 Another stellar pet thread and congratulations for Her Majesty and Delilah!

Speaking of spicy singing to feral cats, our Bella is obsessed with a feral Siamese that we feed. Bella can see the front porch where we feed the feral cats from the laundry room window. Last night Bella just went but bonkers. She raced around the house, beg, then threatened me to let her out. She even attacked my foot when she didn't get her way.

Up until a couple of weeks ago Bella stayed in the back yard and was content to exchange insults with the feral cats through the bedroom window. She now regularly jumps the back gate to look for the feral cats. Of course, we now have to keep her in the house come late afternoon which frustrates her more.

And right on cue she is at the front door wanting in.

Posted by: Beartooth at June 12, 2021 03:37 PM (A860g)

53 My good friend's beautiful Dalmatian pup just died of valley fever here in AZ. So heartbreaking. They have two young daughters 3 and 5 who adored it. Hug your dog today...

Posted by: Cringe Biscuit at June 12, 2021 03:38 PM (Lozsj)

54 Well Hello Dali!

Posted by: f'd at June 12, 2021 03:44 PM (Tnijr)

55 I've changed Paisley's diet lately. I've bought something I'll call real meat that has to be kept in the fridge. She loves it.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at June 12, 2021 03:44 PM (cSyAR)

56 55 I've changed Paisley's diet lately. I've bought something I'll call real meat that has to be kept in the fridge. She loves it.
Posted by: Brother Northernlurker

Now we're woofin!

Posted by: vdoggeh woof woof at June 12, 2021 03:46 PM (oEn12)

57 I usually make an extra pancake or waffle for the dogs. Sometimes they get some bacon grease for syrup.

Posted by: f'd at June 12, 2021 03:47 PM (Tnijr)

58 53 My good friend's beautiful Dalmatian pup just died of valley fever here in AZ. So heartbreaking. They have two young daughters 3 and 5 who adored it. Hug your dog today...
Posted by: Cringe Biscuit at June 12, 2021 03:38 PM (Lozsj)

So sorry to hear this. That is rough.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 12, 2021 03:47 PM (csEWM)

59 If you *have* to deal with yard/garden pests, .22 *short* rounds sound like a dropped book. A long barrel .22 revolver or kid's size rifle would be a good choice when using them.

I live trap and relocate a couple of miles away across a couple of very busy roads.

Posted by: KCSteve at June 12, 2021 03:49 PM (gw2g1)

60 Congratulations, Mr. & Mrs. Hadrian and especially, Delilah! Alas, that TinyURL link isn't working on my end. Anyone got a good read on that, and can post a different rendition thereto?

Mucho Thankso!

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at June 12, 2021 03:51 PM (QzJWU)

61 My good friend's beautiful Dalmatian pup just died of valley fever here in AZ. So heartbreaking. They have two young daughters 3 and 5 who adored it. Hug your dog today...

That's so sad. Is there a way to prevent that? I've spent many days in the southwest and I know humans can get valley fever or desert fever. Same thing?

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 12, 2021 03:55 PM (nxdel)

62 My good friend's beautiful Dalmatian pup just died of valley fever here in AZ. So heartbreaking. They have two young daughters 3 and 5 who adored it. Hug your dog today...

It's amazing how deeply Paisley has become family to me.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at June 12, 2021 03:58 PM (cSyAR)

63 My good friend's beautiful Dalmatian pup just died of valley fever here in AZ. So heartbreaking. They have two young daughters 3 and 5 who adored it. Hug your dog today...
Posted by: Cringe Biscuit at June 12, 2021


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A shame to hear that, CB. What is "valley fever"?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 12, 2021 03:58 PM (+nNqu)

64 Congratulations, Hadrian and family! That an impressive achievement.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at June 12, 2021 04:04 PM (YynYJ)

65 I don't think I've ever seen a mustache like that. Ma'am.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at June 12, 2021 04:05 PM (EZebt)

66 What is "valley fever"?

It's a fungal infection. I don't know much about it. My BIL had it or what they call desert fever. Spores released from the soil get airborne and then breathed and can cause serious illness or even death. Must have something to do with all the succulents in the desert.

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 12, 2021 04:05 PM (nxdel)

67 Posted by: KCSteve at June 12, 2021 03:49 PM (gw2g1)

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Dad borrowed my .22 to deal with a squirrel infestation and the local constabulary was displeased.

These days I'm sure it would go much differently..

Posted by: San Franpsycho at June 12, 2021 04:10 PM (EZebt)

68 What is "valley fever"?

It's a fungal infection. I don't know much about it. My BIL had it or what they call desert fever. Spores released from the soil get airborne and then breathed and can cause serious illness or even death. Must have something to do with all the succulents in the desert.
Posted by: Jewells45 at June 12, 2021 04:05 PM (nxdel)
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I just got a bolo email notice about this from state health authorities. Symptoms are similar to COVID.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at June 12, 2021 04:11 PM (EZebt)

69 Might be bragging on this all day, but Delilah was Best of Breed at today's Westminster Kennel Club show. Looking at the winners (https://tinyurl.com/4ztryawe), she must have been a little dark spot in a sea of white.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 12, 2021 02:10 PM (mht8P)

Super huge congrats! You should be bragging on this all day, and all week. This is no little thing. Just traveling in that circle is huge, but taking BoB? Wow. She's a stunning creature. Keep it up! And I imagine treat city tonight.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at June 12, 2021 04:12 PM (wAnMi)

70 Foghorns have started going off but the fog is still burning off before it reaches our tiny patch of sunshine. We can see it about 1000 feet overhead

Posted by: San Franpsycho at June 12, 2021 04:14 PM (EZebt)

71 I love the pet thread.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at June 12, 2021 04:15 PM (cSyAR)

72 Must have something to do with all the succulents in the desert.
Posted by: Jewells45 at June 12, 2021


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I love the desert! Is this common to deserts like the Arizona-Sonora, or is it found in high desert areas like the Colorado Plateau?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 12, 2021 04:17 PM (+nNqu)

73 Valley Fever is fairly localized in desert southwest. I got noticed because of proximity, there has been no outbreaks. We are not in the zone, but people travel...

Posted by: San Franpsycho at June 12, 2021 04:19 PM (EZebt)

74 I think AOP had valley fever at one point. I know he's talked about it.

Looks like I have to start traveling with the cat too. She's really unhappy about being left home alone. I have a big pet carrier that should be comfortable for her.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at June 12, 2021 04:19 PM (YynYJ)

75 My good friend's beautiful Dalmatian pup just died of valley fever here in AZ. So heartbreaking. They have two young daughters 3 and 5 who adored it. Hug your dog today...
Posted by: Cringe Biscuit at June 12, 2021


Hug your dog (or cat) indeed. They're on this earth for too brief a time as it is - and things like that happen faster than I care to think. That fungus is terribly common in the West, especially AZ. I'm not sure that anything can be done to stop the dog from contracting it, digging and sniffing is sort of what they do. The weird part is IIRC it can take weeks or even years for it to manifest.

That's why I never diddled around with my girls. If one of them showed signs of anything, if it wasn't clearing up in 12 or so hours, off to the vet. Of course, that was almost a guarantee that they'd be better by the time they got there, but I'd much rather be writing a check for no reason than for a reason.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at June 12, 2021 04:21 PM (wAnMi)

76 USA women diving on NBC. Olympic trials.

Forget the pole vault

Posted by: weirdflunky at June 12, 2021 04:23 PM (cknjq)

77 Morning everyone! What a great looking passel of pets today. Especially the kittehs -- I'm a kitteh guy -- but the doggehs and birdehs are cute too. My PG ("Pretty Girl") is becoming more at home. There's still a feral (more like overprotective) aspect to her, but she now gives me blinkies when I massage her neck and shoulders. Sometimes at night I'll doze off on the loveseat below the window I open at night for PG. It faces 45 degrees from the back wall and is over the basement so there's a little ledge she loves to climb onto and monitor her backyard at night. Then she'll go on patrol (my ex-gf came up with that to describe her kitteh Maceo) and do the thing I think she loves most of all -- sprinting as fast as she can from the back of the yard, up the fence, onto the ledge, and into the open window, then across the room and down the hall where she comes to a sudden halt at the front door. It's so cool. When you hear a rumble that sounds a bit like an earthquake, that means she's about to come barreling through. (She's smart enough to realize if the window isn't open.) She'll do it several times during the evening.

Posted by: SFGoth at June 12, 2021 04:24 PM (KAi1n)

78 Re. Tobie
For the further adventures of Tobie check out the blog joelsgulch.
Joel is a hermit who blogs from his off-the-grid hootch out in the desert.
He is a neighbor and sometimes collaborator with Gun Jesus (Ian of Forgotten Weapons fame).
I have been following him for years.
I recognized the new flooring that Tobie was laying on.
I should have known Joel was a Moron.

Posted by: waepnedmann at June 12, 2021 04:27 PM (dkVRQ)

79 PG needs kitty Prozac?

Posted by: San Franpsycho at June 12, 2021 04:27 PM (EZebt)

80 Is that a talking parrot ? I remember one time on some Caribbean island we were walking around a mall(?), and I heard "Hello !" I turned around, wondering who it was. No one. Ok. Then again "Hello !" And then I saw him - red and blue plumage.
Posted by: runner


"No, my name is Moses; Jesus is the rottweiler behind you."

Posted by: just the parrot's punchline at June 12, 2021 04:28 PM (P1f+c)

81 I just applied for a rescue dog at the SF SPCA. One positive (but not for the animals) is now that the lockdowns are going away, people are getting rid of all the pets they got at the beginning of the lockdown. SO many young animals! These $%^&'s are the same creeps that get baby chicks and bunnies for Easter, then flush them down the toilet in June.

For the past forever, all that's been in my area is pitties or chihuahuas. I love pitties, but since most here in Mexifornia have been raised for fighting (either the giving or receiving end) I've not wanted to go that route, nor do I have the space. They still make up about 50% of what's available, but now there's a variety of other mixed breeds.

It's been 5 years, and I'm ready for a new friend. I think the rescue is the way to go, even though I'm on the wait list with some breeders. I sort of like the idea of a "mutt" that won't necessarily have the issues that go with a purebred. There's some real cuties there. I'm hoping for one under 45lbs. but over 15, just because they'll fit in my sports car better! I'll know when we meet, of course (watch me wind up getting an SUV). Hope I make a good first impression. Wish me luck!

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at June 12, 2021 04:28 PM (wAnMi)

82 What a great bunch of pets, indeed !

and wow, congratulations H7 and Delilah ! and presumably Mrs H, the handler ! that is so cool !

I'll try to watch !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at June 12, 2021 04:29 PM (wHoql)

83 ITS GAME ( and dress up) TIME

Posted by: Skip guy who says NOOD at June 12, 2021 04:31 PM (Cxk7w)

84 Noodus chessitorum

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 12, 2021 04:32 PM (+nNqu)

85 Chess thread is nood.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 12, 2021 04:33 PM (csEWM)

86
That Magawa might be an alpha male rat.

They need to give him a nice lovely young female to enjoy retirement with.

He has EARNED her.

Posted by: Sapwolf at June 12, 2021 05:04 PM (XYaIc)

87 >>>Charlie the poodle just escaped by sneaking out the gate as I was taking out the trash. He likes to explore the neighborhood from time to time. Now that he's assured himself all is as it should be, he has come back.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at June 12, 2021 02:20 PM (d9FiS)

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I don't remember where, but I had to have the kids somewhere but one our cock-a-poos got out just as we were leaving.. And like yours, once he's out, he's out until he is ready to come back. Well, didn't have time to wait, so had to leave him out. A little worried as we live on a busy street and the Mrs. would rather lose me than that dog. Fortunately, when we returned two hours later he was sitting on the bench in front of the house. We didn't tell mom.

Posted by: Swingin' for the downs: Now fortified with Remdemsivir at June 12, 2021 05:05 PM (gaQdH)

88 JOEL, JOEL, JOEL!!

Your sweet puppy looks like he has Anatolian Sheep Dog in him. This means big, slow to mature (long teen-age years) and head strong along with smart. I am not bad mouthing them in any way- I about to get one for my sheep herd. Just thinking that you ought to do a little research just in case that makes up some of Tobie's genetics.

Congrats, I hope you two are a match for the ages!

Posted by: ama at June 12, 2021 05:58 PM (ez10z)

89 Love the pet thread.
It's been a little over 2 weeks since he had our oldest pup euthanized. He was a pit bull mix that was returned from 4 previous "owners" for aggressive behavior. My guess is that they had small children or small animals. Sweetest dog I've ever known. But.... if a snake, armadillo or squirrel got in the yard while my wife was outside, he would go all out crazy eyed killa. We all miss him very much.
Our lab/mastiff rescue is also having issues with hip displasia and cancer. Also 15 years old. That time is coming way too soon. I am certain he will let me know when he is ready.
I worry about our youngest pup. He is an 80 lb firecracker. Always full of energy. Some kind of pit/ cattle dog mix. My good buddy offered us a German Sheppard pup free of charge but my wife says it's too soon. Maybe she's right. Who knows?
Sorry for the gloomy stuff. Part of being a pet owner I guess.
Super big East Texas congratulations Hadrian. Good job!!!!
We don't have TV. I'll try to find on YouTube.

Posted by: TwentytwoLR at June 12, 2021 05:58 PM (L5EfN)

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