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Ace of Spades Pet Thread

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Welcome to the almost world famous Ace of Spades Pet Thread. Where we are all allowed on the furniture, amirite?

Get comfy and check out the animal topics and PetMoron photos. It will be a good time!!!

A Little of This. A Little of That.


Who knew dogs were so sneaky? Dogs, deception and treats.


You live in an apartment? Condo? Can't have pets? Robotic pet to the rescue?


Employee of The Month? Competition seems weak.


We all know cats have 9 lives. What about vision?

Speaking of cats, What happens when one gets stuck inside a pipe. h/t CBD


Yes Virginia, Corgi races do exist. h/t ibguy


Little kids and their big dogs. h/t lurker rmgangawer.

Kitty feel good story.

Lonely Stray Cat Breaks into Rescuer's Car Asking to Be Adopted.. h/t shibumi


Meet The PetMorons

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We've met Oreo, the Italian Greyhound, this past June. Unfortunately he passed away at the end of December due to cancer. 13+ years old, definitely not long enough. The damn problem with pets is that they don't live long enough. Thanks B1bbet for sharing. May your memories always be fond.


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Shibumi shared the following story with us. No way I could edit it. I don't have her skills.

Hi Petmorons,

The tuxedo cat in the picture is my neighbors cat Oliver; the one if the house is my cat Penny.

A few years ago, the neighbors were having a mouse problem, so they got Oliver as an outdoor cat. Oliver lived with two little kids and three pit bulls, but was mostly outside, and spent a lot of time in my yard with me. I even fed him.

Well, he fell desperately in love with my cat Penny. Yes, my cat, who is fixed and never goes out, is so kitty cat sizzling that she got a boyfriend without ever leaving the house. For a while it was kitty cat Lady and the Tramp at Casa Shibumi. Oliver would look inside the house for Penny, and Penny would be in her fluffy kitty bed on top of her pricey kitty tree

"I Love You Penny!"

"I live inside and have a fluffy bed."

Oliver got in my house several times, and I would have adopted him, but, well, you can't steal your neighbors cat.I would be lying if I said I didn't think about it, since he was such an amazing little guy.

However, Oliver wasn't happy in his situation and the neighbors tell me that one day about a year and a half ago he didn't come home. The neighbors thought they found him on Facebook, but never heard back from the person.

And I know why. Oliver re-homed himself, and his new family can't bear to give him up.


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Quite the crew here according to Midaz. Thanks for sharing!

Long time lurker since the 2004 election. Actually found the site through one of AP's photo shop (pbuh). Faithful reader ever since. Even sent the ewok 20 bucks and never did get the ampersand utility. Anyway from left to right we have little bits the cheweenie, the two tuxedo sisters feisty and sassy, and last mr. lucky who happened up on the right house as a stray kitten. Never a dull moment in chez midaz.

Thanks for all the years of enjoyable reading to the ewok and all the cobs.

Midaz


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Well, this is an interesting photo of Lulu from Fred.


Here are a few pictures of our German Shorthair Pointer, Lulu.

She loves to point and was a pretty sharp looking winged dog for Halloween one year.


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Ouch, that looks like it hurts. Meet Maddie.

Poor puppy!! Our 2yo Border Collie, Maddie has a nose for trouble.... chewing got her into this mess, hopefully some meds will get her better. Happiest dog ever...and she woo-woo's with excitement when you walk into a room like a royal announcement!! LOL!! Long time lurker and HUGE fan of the pet morons thread .... Thanks for sharing, MrsTxEngr.


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Our last entry for this week comes from Daybrother. Meet the cat without a name, but a purpose.

While in medical school I moved into a place at the base of a mountain that had been hit hard by two hurricanes. There was a feral cat colony that was driven down the mountain looking for food. This cat showed up in the middle of the night sneaking food from my two cats while they slept. My head cat chased her away for weeks when she would hang around. Then one day I got really sick and took to my bed with a high fever. I woke up slightly delirious and she was on the bed next to my thigh. The next day the same thing happened. The third day my fever broke and she was still there. I woke again later and she was gone only to wake again to see her standing over me with a lizard in her mouth. She dropped the lizard on my stomach and I pretended to eat it. I reached up to pet her head but she backed away cocking her head at me. I very very slowly reached out again and rubbed the bridge of her nose. She sat back, cocked her head again and slowly walked over and licked me between the eyes. She passed away about 5 years ago. She was the only woman who ever truly loved me.


You 'rons & 'ettes are the best!!! Thanks for all of the submissions. You make the Ace of Spades Pet Thread a huge hit.

If you have something you wish to share, pass it along to petmorons at gmail.

Here is hoping you have a great week!!!


Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at 03:02 PM




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1 Yeah, I've had a dog like that top one.

Posted by: HH at March 18, 2017 02:56 PM (DrCtv)

2 I have a cat.

Posted by: Joe Biden at March 18, 2017 02:58 PM (8ZskC)

3 Aww. lovely story Daybrother.

Beautiful pets all.. and great stories!!

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at March 18, 2017 03:00 PM (CNHr1)

4 Great stories. They're the perfect compliment to the awesome pics. Keep'em coming.

Posted by: L, Elle at March 18, 2017 03:03 PM (YE6fT)

5 In before dogeater!

Posted by: Aunt Luna at March 18, 2017 03:06 PM (Zd2ZF)

6 Wonderful, wonderful kitty stories today.

Sorry about the owie, Maddie.

Concerning dog deception and treats: We have some conniving pooches.

Posted by: KT at March 18, 2017 03:10 PM (qahv/)

7 very on topic with the doggie at the window pic is this talk by dog behaviorist Patricia McConnell

It's around an hour, mostly Q&A, but quite amusing and interesting.

I listened to it while doing other stuff. Recommended

https://youtu.be/F9a2xwziyj8

Posted by: @votermom @vm at March 18, 2017 03:10 PM (Om16U)

8 Happy Caturday everyone

Posted by: Skip at March 18, 2017 03:14 PM (GPaiX)

9 in case you missed it last week, a photo of two puppies from "our" litter

I don't know which puppy, it might be one of these two, it might be one of their siblings

https://votermom.wordpress.com/twopuppies/

Posted by: @votermom @vm at March 18, 2017 03:14 PM (Om16U)

10 Another fine gang of multi-legged morons! Condolences on Oreo, they never do last long enough, do they?

Anyway, my gracious hosts have a cat...or perhaps the cat has them, we know how it goes...anyway, it's half-siamese, half-some kitty that wandered through the neighborhood when she got loose. A big, black kitty (allegedly the runt of the litter!) who loves to get underfoot...thus the inevitable happened this morning between my foot and his tail! Amazingly the cat seems to have forgotten as of about 20 seconds afterwards.

I haven't shared a domicile with a critter in decades. It's an interesting adjustment.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, at Provisional Basestar at March 18, 2017 03:16 PM (66CWr)

11 Daybrother, what a wonderful story.

Posted by: @votermom @vm at March 18, 2017 03:16 PM (Om16U)

12 Adorable story from shibumi, but grawr, I don't like people who have 'indoor/outdoor' cats in suburban neighborhoods. If you have some barn cats on a farm, that's cool, but not in a neighborhood. Every few months or so, a new kitty will hop up on the porch and my cats will moo angrily at the intruder. They never have collars, and after a week or so they don't come by anymore.

A month or so after that, I'll hear from a neighbor that someone up the street mentioned that they let Precious Princess wander wherever she likes because she's so adventurous, but they haven't seen her in a while. Well, there's a 70 MPH US highway two blocks away, 35 MPH streets a block north and south, Precious Princess is basically an animated skinbag full of worms and parasites, and you didn't bother putting a tag and collar on her. Jerks.

Posted by: hogmartin at March 18, 2017 03:16 PM (8nWyX)

13 >>Concerning dog deception and treats: We have some conniving pooches.


We know the feeling

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 18, 2017 03:20 PM (voOPb)

14 Lonely Stray Cat Breaks into Rescuer's Car Asking to Be Adopted..

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After the rescuer fed the stray cat regularly, left her car with the windows open, and stored cat food in her car, the cat "broke in". *snort*

Another innocent kitty lured into a life of crime by a human enabler.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at March 18, 2017 03:20 PM (R+30W)

15 Every few months or so, a new kitty will hop up on the porch and my cats will moo angrily at the intruder.

Posted by: hogmartin at March 18, 2017 03:16 PM (8nWyX)

++++

Are you sure your pets are cats? From your description, it sounds like you have some livestock on your hands.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at March 18, 2017 03:23 PM (R+30W)

16 do any of you order from PetEdge? Is it a good site?

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at March 18, 2017 03:24 PM (Om16U)

17 I hope Maddie heals fast. What happened?

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at March 18, 2017 03:25 PM (Om16U)

18 these pets are wonderful!!!!

Posted by: phoenixgirl..spring training at March 18, 2017 03:25 PM (0O7c5)

19 Do like the stories with the photos

Posted by: Skip at March 18, 2017 03:25 PM (GPaiX)

20 What was Maddie chewing on? A badger?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at March 18, 2017 03:26 PM (kTF2Z)

21 coyotes eat all the outdoor cats around here. I find kitty parts in my yard all the time. So gross.

Posted by: NCKate at March 18, 2017 03:26 PM (dMA48)

22 9 in case you missed it last week, a photo of two puppies from "our" litter

I don't know which puppy, it might be one of these two, it might be one of their siblings

https://votermom.wordpress.com/twopuppies/
Posted by: @votermom @vm at March 18, 2017 03:14 PM (Om16U)

Love the puppies votermom. (I'm saying this in a high pitched tone).

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 18, 2017 03:27 PM (u8Ywb)

23 Quite a menu this week!

Posted by: Emperor Fuckstick at March 18, 2017 03:27 PM (89T5c)

24 Poor Maddie, what happened to her nose?

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 18, 2017 03:28 PM (u8Ywb)

25 MH, Thanks for that top photo. It is a very accurate attitude of dogs defending their families from such villainy as delivery men and girl scouts.

Today's pets are either adorable or majestic like the GSP. (The AKC should use that as their new logo. What a perfect pose.)

Posted by: JTB at March 18, 2017 03:28 PM (V+03K)

26 Re the dog at the top, cartoon: http://tinyurl.com/l4ysvn3

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 18, 2017 03:29 PM (/ZEVC)

27 [tap; tap; tap] penny
[tap; tap; tap] penny
[tap; tap; tap] penny

Posted by: oliver pawing the window at March 18, 2017 03:29 PM (nlbfN)

28 Never pay much attention to this thread, but we put our 7 y/o husky down on Wednesday. Thought he had a stomach bug Monday and went to the vet Wednesday morning when we noticed his eyes were jaundiced. Turns out he was in kidney failure and had cancer. Doesn't make any sense. Even the annoying things he did, like licking my shins until they were soaked, I now miss desperately. RIP Hugo.

Posted by: CPT11A at March 18, 2017 03:30 PM (hxUdS)

29 CPT11A, I am so sorry.

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at March 18, 2017 03:32 PM (Om16U)

30 Are you sure your pets are cats? From your description, it sounds like you have some livestock on your hands.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at March 18, 2017 03:23 PM (R+30W)


They are vaguely cat-shaped objects, and they identify as cats, which is all that matters.
http://stoatnet.org/porchcats.jpg

Cat growling is kind of hilarious because they're trying to be intimidating but most of the time it just comes out as an annoyed 'murrrrrrrr'.

Posted by: hogmartin at March 18, 2017 03:32 PM (8nWyX)

31 Posted by: CPT11A at March 18, 2017 03:30 PM (hxUdS)

My condolences.

Posted by: Aunt Luna at March 18, 2017 03:33 PM (Zd2ZF)

32 Posted by: CPT11A at March 18, 2017 03:30 PM (hxUdS)

That sucks
Sorry to hear of your loss

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 18, 2017 03:34 PM (voOPb)

33
Your cats and dogs, tell me about them!

Posted by: iSoothsayer iPro iLX at March 18, 2017 03:35 PM (X4K8V)

34 coyotes eat all the outdoor cats around here. I find kitty parts in my yard all the time. So gross.

Where is "here," roughly? I'm in the Asheville area, and while I've never seen a coyote, in the last year or so I've had least two separate customers (in widely separate parts of the county) tell me that they can't let the cats out for fear of the coyotes. Sounds to me like the coyotes are becoming a feature around here.

Posted by: Grey Fox at March 18, 2017 03:35 PM (bZ7mE)

35 #21

coyotes eat all the outdoor cats around here. I find kitty parts in my yard all the time. So gross.
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Coyotes abound in my NC neck of the woods, too. During a full-moon cycle, packs howl and yelp for hours. And now they're mating with red wolves. Oh joy.

I talked to a guy a couple of weeks ago. He owns an English Mastiff - 200 pounds of solid muscle. Going by the moniker "Gotti", Mr. Gotti mixed it up with a coyote pack and was nearly killed for the trouble. A coyote pack is essentially a single unit killing machine.

Posted by: mrp at March 18, 2017 03:36 PM (Pqytn)

36
Do cats really do that -- re-home themselves?

What bastards.

Posted by: iSoothsayer iPro iLX at March 18, 2017 03:38 PM (X4K8V)

37 sorry cpt


Posted by: phoenixgirl..spring training at March 18, 2017 03:39 PM (0O7c5)

38 I like cats because they crack me up. Dogs aren't as funny.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at March 18, 2017 03:39 PM (W8bn5)

39 Posted by: hogmartin at March 18, 2017 03:32 PM (8nWyX)
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Two cats is a cabal. They're up to something.

Do they suddenly stop chittering to each other when you enter the room?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at March 18, 2017 03:40 PM (EnKk6)

40
I haz a pet theory: idiot lawmakers who outlaw coyote killing don't have or live near a coyote problem.

Posted by: iSoothsayer iPro iLX at March 18, 2017 03:41 PM (X4K8V)

41 Yes Virginia, Corgi races do exist. h/t ibguy

Corgi La Raza!

Posted by: ¡Jeb! at March 18, 2017 03:41 PM (W8bn5)

42 38
I like cats because they crack me up. Dogs aren't as funny.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at March 18, 2017 03:39 PM (W8bn5)
you need to meet my dog...he's hysterical

Posted by: phoenixgirl..spring training at March 18, 2017 03:41 PM (0O7c5)

43 I love the Pet Moron threads! Clearly the discerning clientele of this fine blog are kept by only the best of the animal kingdom, but it's nice to see proof of it.

Posted by: Rosa Erik at March 18, 2017 03:42 PM (sxTAh)

44 Coyotes abound in my NC neck of the woods, too. During a full-moon cycle, packs howl and yelp for hours. And now they're mating with red wolves. Oh joy.

The Eastern Coyote is essentially a mix of coyote, dog, and grey wolf, combining the best (from the critter's perspective) traits of each. That is very odd for a hybrid. They are effectively a new predator species that has recently emerged. Very, very cool in a way. Not much fun in other ways, of course.

Vanilla coyotes are strictly grassland critters - they don't go into the woods. Eastern coyotes thrive in the woods due to their wolf genes and have the people-savvy of dogs....

BTW, it is entirely possible that the Red Wolf is a Grey wolf-coyote hybrid in the first place. So mating with an Eastern coyote is not surprising.

Posted by: Grey Fox at March 18, 2017 03:43 PM (bZ7mE)

45 I live in the southern suburbs of Charlotte. Very developed area. Our security system catches the kitty slaughter. After my morning run, I collect the kitty parts and put them in the fire pit.

Posted by: NCKate at March 18, 2017 03:44 PM (dMA48)

46 Nice bunch of pets!
Yes, coyotes can take cats.
I even saw a red tailed hawk fly off with a kitten, once upon a time.
It was a horrific scene.

Posted by: navybrat at March 18, 2017 03:45 PM (w7KSn)

47 Where is "here," roughly? I'm in the Asheville area, and while I've never seen a coyote, in the last year or so I've had least two separate customers (in widely separate parts of the county) tell me that they can't let the cats out for fear of the coyotes. Sounds to me like the coyotes are becoming a feature around here.
Posted by: Grey Fox
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Fox - I've had coyotes in the yard twice (while I was watching) and seen a number in the neighborhood here on the northside. We have had one neighbor's cat across the street killed by a coyote.

As is known here, our cat is an indoor cat, but I take him for a walk every evening on a leash. Do I feel stupid doing that? Yup. Really stupid. But the cat gets to experience the outdoors without the risks.

At any rate, yeah, it appears that the coyote population is increasing. I don't recall any discussion regarding them ten years ago.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 18, 2017 03:47 PM (/ZEVC)

48 Oh, and now the wildlife folks are apparently officially admitting that we have cougars in the Appalachians. So we've got that going for us, too.

Posted by: Grey Fox at March 18, 2017 03:47 PM (bZ7mE)

49 I consider dogs to be the Seinfelds of the animal kingdom. They can't not be funny. They eat, sleep, poop, and be funny. Much of the time they're the funniest when eating and sleeping. Pooping is only a little funny unless you get one of the Jerry Lewis-es of the Seinfeld line.

Dogs are funny. Get over it.

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at March 18, 2017 03:47 PM (1CroS)

50 my cats will moo angrily at the intruder
Very interestink.

Posted by: zombie dr sigmund freud at March 18, 2017 03:47 PM (nlbfN)

51 I have a coyote pack that frequents the wooded area at the back of the farm. They often go through the pasture. One day a larger than average one stopped and turned around. He had a large white patch on his chest. Hybrid of some kind.

Posted by: Ben Had at March 18, 2017 03:48 PM (ePgu5)

52
Rick Perry once killed a pack of wolves.

Or maybe a coyote. I don't remember.

Posted by: iSoothsayer iPro iLX at March 18, 2017 03:48 PM (X4K8V)

53 There was a coyote, possibly two, here last summer. Scary.

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at March 18, 2017 03:48 PM (Om16U)

54 So we need an article to tell us pets can be deceptive to get treats? ...as my kitty Fluff had her brother distract me by eating the wifes flowers so she could stick her paw in my cawfee and lick it off. I cant believe I fell for that old ploy.

Her favorite is Peets.

Posted by: Some anonymous moron at March 18, 2017 03:48 PM (OkKDg)

55 After the rescuer fed the stray cat regularly, left her car with the
windows open, and stored cat food in her car, the cat "broke in".
*snort*

Did it steal a CIA laptop too full of anti-Trump information?

Posted by: andycanuck at March 18, 2017 03:48 PM (nlbfN)

56 Posted by: CPT11A at March 18, 2017 03:30 PM (hxUdS)
I'm so sorry for your loss.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 18, 2017 03:48 PM (u8Ywb)

57 I live in San Francisco, out in the neighborhoods.
People that have outdoor cats usually don't have them for long.
I used to let my cats out, but the vet bills piled up. Horrible lacerations, missing eyes, you name it.
I have a little back yard, fenced in, the cats go out, eat grass and puke. But they know to stay in the yard.

Posted by: navybrat at March 18, 2017 03:49 PM (w7KSn)

58 I can top that German Shepherd at the top. I've saved nerdy from countless bunnies and squirrels.

Posted by: nerdygirl's beagle at March 18, 2017 03:49 PM (+lVUW)

59 Do cats really do that -- re-home themselves?

What bastards.
Posted by: iSoothsayer
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I had some friends who had a cat disappear for 3 years, then it abruptly reappeared.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 18, 2017 03:50 PM (/ZEVC)

60 #40

I haz a pet theory: idiot lawmakers who outlaw coyote killing don't have or live near a coyote problem.

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NC allows coyote hunting all year around. I'm pretty sure you need a hunting license for the privilege. Since the packs are already working in the suburbs, it's likely we'll see some sort of bounty system in the future. NC coyotes are BIG. I've seen the occasional road kill victim and they are fat and healthy, about the size of a German shepherd. Big.

The main objection seems to be over concern for the Red Wolf population. In a couple of years, I suspect that higher priorities will come to the fore.

Posted by: mrp at March 18, 2017 03:50 PM (Pqytn)

61 Cats, you say? My bride has four, all housebound. Percy rules the roost. A dignified tabby, he is purrfection personified.

Max is a tuxedo, and suffers from the aftereffects of a feline neurological disorder, which did not take his life, but left him fat, stupid, and oddly vocal. My better-half dotes on him, as she does me.

Kat is the sweetest creature ever spawned. Long, black hair, green eyes; he worships my longest boy.

And Blue, our wild child. A backyard rescue, siamese mix, she has been with us for several years, and is still sorta feral. Will not be picked up, scoots if you walk up behind her while she's eating, etc, but a welcome addition to our brood.

Can't imagine life without some housecats. They bring such joy.

Posted by: eastofsuez at March 18, 2017 03:50 PM (oKO0e)

62 Fox - I've had coyotes in the yard twice (while I was watching) and seen a number in the neighborhood here on the northside. We have had one neighbor's cat across the street killed by a coyote.

The folks I talked to lived in the Arden-Cane Creek area and in Black Mountain (within spitting distance of Tomahawk Lake). So it sounds like they really are all over.

A decade or so ago, when I lived out in Fairview, our dogs would get out regularly. Eventually both disappeared - we always figured that the first one, a really beautiful black lab, was stolen, but now I wonder...

Posted by: Grey Fox at March 18, 2017 03:52 PM (bZ7mE)

63 Do they suddenly stop chittering to each other when you enter the room?
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at March 18, 2017 03:40 PM (EnKk6)


Nope, mostly because Vanya (the one on the right) is an emo cutter and spends days hiding, only coming out to eat and drink and piss in odd places when he's not literally kicking divots out of his neck, blood spray on the walls and all. Vets can't find anything physically wrong with him, so it's probably emotional. Sometimes he'll come downstairs and be sociable for a few days and gets some rubs and play with Lydia (on the left). I'll be reading or watching TV or something and suddenly a massive slurpfest will break out on the back of the couch behind me, which is nice because he needs to get out more, but also sounds really icky (and at times indistinguishable from Lydia going to town on her own undercarriage, barely coming up for breath).

Fun fact #1: Biologists have evidence that planaria can retain long-term memories and conditioned responses even after regrowing a severed head.

Fun fact #2: Lydia has still not learned that ghosting ahead of me as I shuffle into the kitchen half awake at 2am to refill my water and then flopping down in front of me occasionally results in her tail being stepped on, which seems to be an unpleasant experience that would lead to negative reinforcement, etc etc.

Congratulations, you cunning agile huntress, you are literally worse at correlating cause and effect than a decapitated flatworm.

Posted by: hogmartin at March 18, 2017 03:52 PM (8nWyX)

64 All this coyote talk is unsettling. I thought they were more solitary beasts, and somewhat cowardly. Now it sounds like they've buffed up and are traveling.

Oh, and yay, we have them here now!

"Maryland and Delaware have the distinction of being the last two states in the contiguous United States to be colonized by coyotes. Maryland is quite fortunate to have the unique perspective of witnessing the ecological and social impacts of established coyote populations in other states.

Impacts on natural communities are also fairly predictable and can negatively impact various sympatric native species. Establishment in unoccupied regions of the eastern US, coyotes have assumed the role of top-order predator. Consequently, they tend to fundamentally alter existing ecosystem structure and function. Various species experience population declines as a result of their status as coyote prey, or from direct competition for existing resources."

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at March 18, 2017 03:52 PM (EnKk6)

65 NC coyotes are BIG.
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One that was in the yard, I initially thought was a medium-sized German Shepard.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 18, 2017 03:53 PM (/ZEVC)

66 The coyotes here have killed 40 lambs this year. A lion may have gotten some of them. They are long horn sheep.

I just had a huge red fox steal 8 of my chickens during the day. He was here this morning. He took off in the under brush.
Around here they kill all coyotes on sight. They have mange too.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 18, 2017 03:53 PM (u8Ywb)

67 .....we either have lots of quail and bunnies or lots of coyotes.....for two years we haven't seen the coyotes......i saw three this past week.....looks like they located their food for the season....last fall...a coyote chased a friend of mine who was walking her dog....(tiny dog, lone coyote) a good person driving past saw the danger and had her jump in their car.....

Posted by: phoenixgirl..spring training at March 18, 2017 03:54 PM (0O7c5)

68 I meant to say "traveling in gangs".

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at March 18, 2017 03:54 PM (EnKk6)

69 Best thing about the coyotes- where they are the feral pigs aren't.

Posted by: Ben Had at March 18, 2017 03:55 PM (ePgu5)

70 All this coyote talk is unsettling. I thought they were more solitary beasts, and somewhat cowardly. Now it sounds like they've buffed up and are traveling.

As I mentioned above, they aren't really coyotes, but a new species. We just don't have a good name for them yet.

Posted by: Grey Fox at March 18, 2017 03:55 PM (bZ7mE)

71 Sad story, from a while back, miniature horse/pet killed by coyotes, coast of NC :
http://tinyurl.com/gqxg6ob

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 18, 2017 03:56 PM (/ZEVC)

72 We've had coyote and coyote-wolf ('coywolf' the MSM is calling them) attacks here in Toronto on pets and on one woman. So I guess the f#ckers are getting all over the continent now.

Posted by: andycanuck at March 18, 2017 03:57 PM (nlbfN)

73 Around here they kill all coyotes on sight. They have mange too.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 18, 2017 03:53 PM (u8Ywb)
ew.....i came across one in the neighborhood that had mange....from a distance i thought someones dog was out....i looked to be a short hair multi color mix of some sort...as i got closer it's hair was gone! and it's skin was all black brown and pink.....so gross...i almost felt sorry for it......

Posted by: phoenixgirl..spring training at March 18, 2017 03:58 PM (0O7c5)

74 Feral hogs are another big problem.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at March 18, 2017 03:59 PM (89T5c)

75 Posted by: hogmartin at March 18, 2017 03:52 PM (8nWyX)
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*laffs, then feels bad* Poor Vanya! I picture him listening to The Cure and writing blank verse poetry in purple ink.

"I'm FINE Dad, just leave me alone!"

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at March 18, 2017 03:59 PM (EnKk6)

76 Great looking pets AOS people!

Yup.....Oliver is a keeper.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at March 18, 2017 03:59 PM (5VlCp)

77 Sounds like it is time to start packing while walking the cat.

Posted by: Anon at March 18, 2017 04:00 PM (zEM3F)

78 The one that was in our neighborhood looked like a coyote-fox hybrid actually (or a really big fox).
Is that possible?

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at March 18, 2017 04:00 PM (Om16U)

79 As I mentioned above, they aren't really coyotes, but a new species. We just don't have a good name for them yet.
Posted by: Grey Fox at March 18, 2017 03:55 PM (bZ7mE)
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"Dire Coyotes".

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at March 18, 2017 04:00 PM (EnKk6)

80 God I don't know what I would do if something ever caught and ate my dog. As it is I keep a wary eye on the chow next door.

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at March 18, 2017 04:00 PM (CNHr1)

81 My father shoots all coyotes on his cattle farm but he's having a vulture problem with newborn cows. Can't shoot the vultures and they can kill a calf.

Posted by: NCKate at March 18, 2017 04:01 PM (dMA48)

82 Any links to these coyote wolf things?

My experience is that wolves and coyotes are like oil & water

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 18, 2017 04:01 PM (voOPb)

83 Yeah. The Dingo ate my baby.

10 ft backyard fencing with four-foot chain-link underground coming to suburbia.

Posted by: mrp at March 18, 2017 04:01 PM (Pqytn)

84 69 Best thing about the coyotes- where they are the feral pigs aren't.
Posted by: Ben Had at March 18, 2017 03:55 PM (ePgu5)

We have both. The pigs eat the wine grapes, I can hear the coyotes in the grapes. I've seen 3 road kill coyotes this week and 1 huge boar.
I hear the coyotes in the grapes across the road in the summer and fall when there is fruit. I know they are after the pigs.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 18, 2017 04:02 PM (u8Ywb)

85 Posted by: NCKate at March 18, 2017 04:01 PM (dMA4
Oh my gosh, I didn't know vultures would kill anything. I thought they only ate dead things.

The three s's are needed.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 18, 2017 04:05 PM (u8Ywb)

86 For those who missed it last week, link to Donkey vs. coyote http://tinyurl.com/lmu3l86

Posted by: Anon at March 18, 2017 04:05 PM (zEM3F)

87 Came home Friday to a guilty dog. Still haven't figured out what he did, but it took four hours for him to get over it. He still looks away when I come into the room, so this must be epic on the dog scale...

Posted by: AnthonyB at March 18, 2017 04:05 PM (msUl2)

88 So the Coywolf (or Woyote) is a thing of which I was heretofore blissfully unaware:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coywolf

They look like wolves!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at March 18, 2017 04:05 PM (EnKk6)

89 So sorry, CPT. Unfortunately, they just don't live long enough. Even more unfortunately, sometimes those already too short lives are cut even shorter by disease or accidents. Eight years seems to be the danger zone. If you can get them through that eighth year, they tend to go a lot longer -- or, at least, that seems to work out for me.

Posted by: Deplorable lady with a deplorable basket of deplorable cats at March 18, 2017 04:06 PM (Exqwe)

90 "Coyotes abound in my NC neck of the woods, too. During a full-moon cycle, packs howl and yelp for hours."

Yotes all over the SF Bay Area now. Also often in packs, which is definitely a new thing here. Previously the population density wasn't high enough for pack formation.

I think the deal is that they had previously been cleaned out and numbers kept low by distemper epidemics, which are notorious for killing entire litters of wild canids. And especially for packs. But for some reason, perhaps crossbreeding, they're now distemper resistant.

This is not good news for free-roaming house pets.

The local fishwrap had a photo from a local homeowner who found a solo yote lurking right behind a porch potted plant next to her sliding back door. Ideal place to grab a pet being let out.

Posted by: torquewrench at March 18, 2017 04:07 PM (noWW6)

91 @82 Misanthropic Humanitarian-You are correct on the coyotes and wolves. What you guys are more than likely seeing are Coy Dogs. I first heard of them while hunting in Maine.

Posted by: JROD at March 18, 2017 04:07 PM (4A7Uz)

92 Any links to these coyote wolf things?

These are IDing Eastern Wolf, which I have never heard of, not Grey wolf.

http://tinyurl.com/lbms9c8

http://tinyurl.com/lz5rd8j

I've seen other reports indicating that they do indeed have dog DNA

Posted by: Grey Fox at March 18, 2017 04:07 PM (bZ7mE)

93 Black vultures peck out calf eyes then a flock of them will eat the calf. Vultures are protected so they can't be killed apparently. I didn't know and it's completely gross too.

Posted by: NCKate at March 18, 2017 04:07 PM (dMA48)

94 Fortunate here to be semi-rural and not in one of the peoples republic CO counties. Enough of the neighbors raise chickens or goats that coyotes get shot so they are more wary and only prowl at night. Our pit/lab cross used to like to go out and run off coyotes when our GP who insists on sleeping outside would bark.

But then Ole started chasing the coyotes for 2-3 hours before he would come back so I grounded him out of concern he would either get lured into a big pack or be mistaken for a predator chasing through a yard where the coyotes had just been preying.

Posted by: PaleRider at March 18, 2017 04:07 PM (Jen0I)

95 I have a friend who knows a lot about animals, He is a naturalist-not because of a degree but because of 60 plus years of hunting, trapping and being a birdwatcher. There is a nature preserve up near where I live (Yes, in Jersey It is a fairly large, very rugged hilly area.) He told me that I should not walk there by myself because there are packs of coyotes there. He said one day he was walking and a pack ran by him chasing a deerr. He said if there wasn't a deer they could have gone after him. Mountain lions have also been seen there. They come for the game and there's lot of deer an rabbits here-and cats and dogs.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 18, 2017 04:08 PM (fDdVG)

96 Coywolf (sometimes called woyote) is an informal term for a canid hybrid descended from coyotes and gray wolves. Hybridization between the two species is facilitated by the fact that they diverged relatively recently (around 6,000-117,000 years ago). Genomic studies indicate that nearly all North American gray wolf populations possess some degree of admixture with coyotes following a geographic cline, with the lowest levels occurring in Alaska, but the highest in Ontario and Quebec as well as Atlantic Canada.[1]

Posted by: soledad o'brien's earpiece at March 18, 2017 04:08 PM (nlbfN)

97 CaliGirl, we have so many feral hogs here in Texas that the Ag commissioner trotted out the idea of poisoning them with warfarin. Supposedly it kills the pigs.
I am totally against this idea. Just shoot them.

Posted by: Ben Had at March 18, 2017 04:09 PM (ePgu5)

98 you need to meet my dog...he's hysterical

Posted by: phoenixgirl..spring training


Not to sound liberal, but I don't doubt I'm just prejudiced due to what I've been exposed to. I've no doubt there are funny dogs, but in my life I've only been exposed to silly cats that were mine or owned by friends of mine, and barky dogs that I've run across just walking down the street.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at March 18, 2017 04:09 PM (W8bn5)

99 And Bing had about eight suggested autocompletes for the starting search "coyote wolf..." so I guess they be doin' the nasty.

Posted by: andycanuck at March 18, 2017 04:09 PM (nlbfN)

100 My experience is that wolves and coyotes are like oil & water
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian
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From Red Wolf site:



An estimated 50-75 red wolves roam the wilds of northeastern North Carolina and about 200 comprise the captive breeding program, still an essential element of red wolf recovery. Interbreeding with the coyote (an exotic species not native to North Carolina) has been recognized as the most significant and detrimental threat affecting recovery of red wolves in their native habitat. Currently, adaptive management efforts are making good progress in reducing the threat of coyotes while building the wild red wolf population in northeastern North Carolina.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 18, 2017 04:10 PM (ZO497)

101 Feral hogs are another big problem.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory


Not since Hillary lost.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at March 18, 2017 04:10 PM (W8bn5)

102 >>>
CaliGirl, we have so many feral hogs here in Texas that the Ag
commissioner trotted out the idea of poisoning them with warfarin.
Supposedly it kills the pigs.

I am totally against this idea. Just shoot them.
.
.
.I constantly see road kill hogs when I drive around. Those things are huge and they pretty much total a car when they hit a big one.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at March 18, 2017 04:10 PM (le7jz)

103 Two more links:

http://tinyurl.com/k5k58vm

http://tinyurl.com/opk964y

Posted by: Grey Fox at March 18, 2017 04:10 PM (bZ7mE)

104 but I take him for a walk every evening on a leash.

Mine learned to walk around the apt. complex in MD unleashed with me but won't here in the suburbs. The sidewalk is probably too far from cover vs. rows of parked cars to hide under.

Posted by: DaveA at March 18, 2017 04:11 PM (FhXTo)

105 That story is incomplete.

Did Daybrother eat the lizard?

Posted by: fluffy at March 18, 2017 04:12 PM (jw2Xw)

106 The Pet Thread has taken a disturbing turn.

Man is on the menu, and not in the fun way.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at March 18, 2017 04:12 PM (EnKk6)

107 Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 18, 2017 04:10 PM (ZO497)

We don't have red wolves here.

Timber wolves here

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 18, 2017 04:12 PM (voOPb)

108 I saw a youtube vid where 2 guys in a pickup truck killed about 80 feral hogs in less than 10 minutes.
One guy driving the truck, another in the bed with a laser sight on his shotgun, just slayin' 'em with buckshot.
Amazing carnage.

Posted by: navybrat at March 18, 2017 04:13 PM (w7KSn)

109 Talk about the rabbits George!

Posted by: Lennie Small at March 18, 2017 04:14 PM (i8aHa)

110 Are these feral hogs the ones that are the result of breeding hogs with Russian boars?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at March 18, 2017 04:15 PM (EnKk6)

111 I love that top photo and the caption. So funny and true and the rest of the animals are adorable. When I was little we had a border collie named Rowdy (after Rowdy Yates in the TV show "Rawhide"-played by Clint Eastwood I believe.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 18, 2017 04:15 PM (fDdVG)

112 97 CaliGirl, we have so many feral hogs here in Texas that the Ag commissioner trotted out the idea of poisoning them with warfarin. Supposedly it kills the pigs.
I am totally against this idea. Just shoot them.
Posted by: Ben Had at March 18, 2017 04:09 PM (ePgu5)

I think the hogs in Texas are larger and a much bigger problem than here.

I don't like the use of poison because of secondary poisoning of non target animals.
I think all the critters here have mange from secondary poisoning.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 18, 2017 04:15 PM (u8Ywb)

113 @100 Mike Hammer-Hmm, Red Wolves(?) At a zoo in Reno, NV (Sierra Safari) they keep the wolve and coyote pens at a distance.

Posted by: JROD at March 18, 2017 04:16 PM (4A7Uz)

114 Charlize Theron in Atomic Blonde:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/I-ll-just-be-in-my-bunk-then


Going to see Kong: Skull Island in a couple of hours. Should be interesting.

Posted by: Sharkman at March 18, 2017 04:16 PM (wOq8U)

115 Law or no law, the vultures wouldn't be around long doing that to my calf.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at March 18, 2017 04:17 PM (89T5c)

116 88 So the Coywolf (or Woyote) is a thing of which I was heretofore blissfully unaware:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coywolf

They look like wolves!
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at March 18, 2017 04:05 PM (EnKk6)

That's interesting... wonder if they look consistently like a Wolf, or it depends on how much of each species they are...

Because I had a Coyote who lived near my house in South Denver... who was HUGE for a Coyote...

Posted by: Don Q. at March 18, 2017 04:18 PM (NgKpN)

117 The Glass of Beer
The lanky hank of a she in the inn over there
Nearly killed me for asking the loan of a glass of beer:
May the devil grip the whey-faced slut by the hair
And beat bad manners out of her skin for a year.

That parboiled imp, with the hardest jaw you will ever see
On virtue's path, and a voice that would rasp the dead,
Came roaring and raging the minute she looked at me,
And threw me out of the house on the back of my head.

If I asked her master, he'd give me a cask a day;
But she with the beer at hand, not a gill would arrange!
May she marry a ghost and bear him a kitten and may
The High King of Glory permit her to get the mange.
--by James Stephens

Posted by: andycanuck at March 18, 2017 04:20 PM (nlbfN)

118 "Vultures are protected so they can't be killed apparently."

Wonder if you can put a guard animal in with the cows which would rush the vultures and frighten them off. Donkey or llama.

Posted by: torquewrench at March 18, 2017 04:21 PM (noWW6)

119 We don't have red wolves here.

Timber wolves here
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian
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*note to self: ship MH some Red Wolves*

But seriously, in Chapel Hill they were having problems with the beaver population. One Progressive citizen suggested to the city council that they introduce the Red Wolf to the area.

I'm rather sorry that they haven't.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 18, 2017 04:21 PM (ZO497)

120 So, the old joke about reintroducing wolves to DC may actually come true...

Posted by: Grey Fox at March 18, 2017 04:21 PM (bZ7mE)

121 @110 All Hail Eriis-When domesticated pigs get loose in the wild they go "feral" and will even grow their tusks back. Just like the pigs, now that I am divorced and turned loose in the wild, I have a full set of tusks too.

Posted by: JROD at March 18, 2017 04:22 PM (4A7Uz)

122 One Progressive citizen suggested to the city council that they introduce the Red Wolf to the area.

I'm rather sorry that they haven't.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 18, 2017 04:21 PM (ZO497)
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Introduce the Red Wolf to the City Council (then run).

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at March 18, 2017 04:22 PM (EnKk6)

123 PSA for horse owners. EEE- eastern equine encephalitis has made a resurgence in Louisiana and one confirmed case in N Texas. By the time you see the symptoms the horse is dead within hours.

Posted by: Ben Had at March 18, 2017 04:22 PM (ePgu5)

124 Posted by: JROD at March 18, 2017 04:22 PM (4A7Uz)

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at March 18, 2017 04:24 PM (EnKk6)

125 A lot of people here in AZ don't know that coyotes can get over a 6ft cinder block wall.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at March 18, 2017 04:26 PM (hVdx9)

126 Wonder if you can put a guard animal in with the cows which would rush the vultures and frighten them off. Donkey or llama.
Posted by: torquewrench at March 18, 2017 04:21 PM (noWW6)


This is the only real reason to keep a rooster or two if you have a laying flock of hens; they'll herd them to the coop and fight a hawk to the death if they have to. Also, don't most protected animal laws have a clause where you can legally kill a protected or out-of-season animal if it's like, actually destroying your shit or trying to kill you?

All we really have to deal with here is raccoons, which are bad enough. People who haven't encountered them think that they're cute cuddlies with eye masks and stripy tails that wash their food, and that you don't find them in the suburbs near a city. People who have encountered them know that they'll kill whenever they can just because they have pure murder in their hearts, and that's when they're not just wrecking things up in your backyard because they can. I'm grateful I don't have to deal with e.g. feral hogs, because they sound like the same thing only a few hundred pounds heavier and with tusks.

Posted by: hogmartin at March 18, 2017 04:27 PM (8nWyX)

127 Had a kitty visiting last week. I figured it belonged to a neighbor and was just coming to hunt. Wifey started leaving bits of food out for it. A couple days ago she coxed it up on her lap. It loves to be petted. Don't know if it is male, female or an it. I guess it is now our cat.

Posted by: Ronster at March 18, 2017 04:28 PM (CDUSe)

128 A lot of people here in AZ don't know that coyotes can get over a 6ft cinder block wall.

Don't leave your chihuahua out overnight.

Posted by: fluffy at March 18, 2017 04:28 PM (jw2Xw)

129 Mike, thanks for the offer

But please keep your red wolves in NC

No need to introduce more t
Critters to the wilds of N WI

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 18, 2017 04:30 PM (voOPb)

130 123. That is terrible. Even in ND and CO we vaccinate for the deadly stuff every year and the tetanus, EE and WE vaccine is cheap. Of course its probably limo liberals with lots of cash that don't vaccinate "cuz it might give my horse allergies or increase chances of it getting cancer or whatever BS is floating around the internet"

I don't vaccinate my horses for everything but they get the ones for the deadly diseases every year.

Posted by: PaleRider at March 18, 2017 04:30 PM (Jen0I)

131 Wonder if you can put a guard animal in with the cows which would rush the vultures and frighten them off. Donkey or llama.

Posted by: torquewrench at March 18, 2017 04:21 PM (noWW6)



This is the only real reason to keep a rooster or two if you have a
laying flock of hens; they'll herd them to the coop and fight a hawk to
the death if they have to. Also, don't most protected animal laws have a
clause where you can legally kill a protected or out-of-season animal
if it's like, actually destroying your shit or trying to kill you?



All we really have to deal with here is raccoons, which are bad
enough. People who haven't encountered them think that they're cute
cuddlies with eye masks and stripy tails that wash their food, and that
you don't find them in the suburbs near a city. People who have
encountered them know that they'll kill whenever they can just because
they have pure murder in their hearts, and that's when they're not just
wrecking things up in your backyard because they can. I'm grateful I
don't have to deal with e.g. feral hogs, because they sound like the
same thing only a few hundred pounds heavier and with tusks.

Posted by: hogmartin
*****

Cute and fluffy...and vicious. My grandmother used to leave out dog food for them at night. An opossum made the mistake of coming around and was quickly attacked and run off.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at March 18, 2017 04:30 PM (hVdx9)

132 121 @110 All Hail Eriis-When domesticated pigs get loose in the wild they go "feral" and will even grow their tusks back. Just like the pigs, now that I am divorced and turned loose in the wild, I have a full set of tusks too.
Posted by: JROD at March 18, 2017 04:22 PM (4A7Uz)

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I've seen you on the cover of National Enquirer!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at March 18, 2017 04:30 PM (kTF2Z)

133 93 Black vultures peck out calf eyes then a flock of them will eat the calf. Vultures are protected so they can't be killed apparently. I didn't know and it's completely gross too.
Posted by: NCKate at March 18, 2017 04:07 PM (dMA4
In CA you may get a special permit to kill a protected species if they are killing your livestock.

Remember CA is crazy. You can even kill female deer and fawns if they are harming farm fields.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 18, 2017 04:31 PM (u8Ywb)

134 http://gizmodo.com/wild-pigs-are-taking-over-america-and-your-county-is-ne-1791931784

I did not know that there were feral pigs in Michigan. At least they're not in Mom's county - yet.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at March 18, 2017 04:31 PM (EnKk6)

135 Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at March 18, 2017 04:26 PM (hVdx9)

What part of AZ?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 18, 2017 04:31 PM (voOPb)

136 Just woke up from a nap and found the Pet Thread. Another great group of Pet Morons. Who exploits who?

Big Dan ("The Brick", "Blond Moment") was Best of Winners for a point at the show in Navasota today. That puts him at six points and a major.

We enjoy going to this show. The spring wildflowers are coming out along TX 6 and the gently rolling country is very pleasant.

Posted by: Professional Progressive Protester at March 18, 2017 04:31 PM (5p/Pr)

137 Begone protester sock!

Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at March 18, 2017 04:32 PM (5p/Pr)

138
A lot of people here in AZ don't know that coyotes can get over a 6ft cinder block wall.

Don't leave your chihuahua out overnight.


Posted by: fluffy
****

Go outside with them when you let them out.
A family here lost 2 out of 3 little foo-foo dogs.
They let them out at night and coyotes came over the fence. Only one dog made it back in thru the doggie door in time.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at March 18, 2017 04:33 PM (hVdx9)

139 All this coyote talk is making me glad I invested in a chainlink fence. I had hoped it would keep the rabbits out, but I've watched them flatten themselves to squeeze underneath. My beagle, obviously, goes after them, and my attitude us that if they're dumb enough to go into a yard where they know there is a dog, they get what they deserve. But I don't want to have to deal with the yucky aftermath.
The beagle is getting up there in years, but even at her age, she can really tear after a rabbit.

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 18, 2017 04:34 PM (+lVUW)

140 Kodos, congratulation. Do you have any shows around the Dallas area?

Posted by: Ben Had at March 18, 2017 04:35 PM (ePgu5)

141 Thanks for the fuzzy toys!

They keep me in shape.

Posted by: nerdygirl's aging beagle at March 18, 2017 04:37 PM (jw2Xw)

142 "People who have encountered [raccoons] know that they'll kill whenever they
can just because they have pure murder in their hearts, and that's when
they're not just wrecking things up in your backyard because they can."

And they're little mobile bioweapons labs full of nasty pathogens.

Posted by: torquewrench at March 18, 2017 04:37 PM (noWW6)

143 What part of AZ?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian
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They are everywhere here. You see them most often in the more rural areas, but even in heavily urbanized they have a presence.
I was dog sitting a Maltese and pekingese near Central and Thomas when the owner called to warn me that a coyote warning was out.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at March 18, 2017 04:38 PM (hVdx9)

144 Um, I think someone out there has a pet badger or pet wildcat, so . . .

Wisconsin-Villanova is a great game thus far.

Posted by: DJT at March 18, 2017 04:38 PM (GsAUU)

145 Whats the pet moron email?

Posted by: Drill Thrawl at March 18, 2017 04:38 PM (6njY6)

146 We have all sorts of predators around here so I go outside with my mini dachshund at night. One night I opened the door for him and he took off like a shot, barking his head off. I grabbed a flashlight and went out to find that he had cornered a possum twice his size. If I didn't hold him back, Lucky was gonna tear into that sumbitch. Heart of a lion.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at March 18, 2017 04:39 PM (kTF2Z)

147 /Orange Quokka sock

Posted by: logprof at March 18, 2017 04:39 PM (GsAUU)

148 Awesome Pet Thread this week-both the links and the Moron babies!!!


The Giant Dogs with their hoomans is my favorite thing-I love just about all big dogs, but the Newfoundlands...oh my goodness. Especially the one with the red purse. They seem drawn to that color-ours has a red blankey that he has to have draped over his back in the winter, and after a haircut.

Posted by: moki at March 18, 2017 04:39 PM (wuzmq)

149 Pet morons at gmail

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 18, 2017 04:40 PM (voOPb)

150 Big Dan ("The Brick", "Blond Moment") was Best of Winners for a point at the show in Navasota today. That puts him at six points and a major.

--
Congrats!

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at March 18, 2017 04:40 PM (Om16U)

151 We have all sorts of predators around here so I go
outside with my mini dachshund at night. One night I opened the door for
him and he took off like a shot, barking his head off. I grabbed a
flashlight and went out to find that he had cornered a possum twice his
size. If I didn't hold him back, Lucky was gonna tear into that
sumbitch. Heart of a lion.

Posted by: Duke Lowell
*****
They were bred to hunt badgers. Lucky was probably thinking the possum would be easy by comparison.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at March 18, 2017 04:42 PM (hVdx9)

152 If the coyotes don't get you, the chupacabra will.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at March 18, 2017 04:42 PM (5VlCp)

153 As I was walking upstairs a few days ago as my black lab was standing guard at the top of the stairs, I noticed he's getting some gray hair on his chinny chin chin. He's getting to be an older boy.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks. Now worse than Hitler! at March 18, 2017 04:42 PM (Nwg0u)

154 This thread always makes me want to watch birman kitty youtube videos.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at March 18, 2017 04:43 PM (W8bn5)

155 Love Lulu, wings and all. GSPs are the shizzle. When we're on my BIL's farm in the Shenandoah Valley I always take a long gun with me when we walk the pastures. Yotes are getting altogether too used to dogs and people. Have to remind them just who the apex predator still is around here.

Posted by: That Deplorable SOB Van Owen at March 18, 2017 04:43 PM (IJX6l)

156 Posted by: Ben Had at March 18, 2017 04:35 PM (ePgu5)

Her Majesty and Big Black Max are in Ft. Worth next weekend at the Will Rogers Center. Borzoi are at 10:45 on Saturday and 10:15 on Sunday.

Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at March 18, 2017 04:45 PM (QsIDL)

157 Heh, I love Lulu. All I can think of is the dog from the Warner Brothers toon: "50% Pointer: Dere it is! Dere it is!"

And what a cute pair Oliver and Penny are. My stepbrother had a cat named Oliver. He was so chill.He was part honey badger, because he gave not even half a shit about anything.

"We've met Oreo, the Italian Greyhound, this past June. Unfortunately he passed away at the end of December due to cancer. 13+ years old, definitely not long enough. The damn problem with pets is that they don't live long enough."

--R.I.P. Oreo. I know I've already quoted it, but I'll repeat George Carlin (who loved cats, BTW) when he said that when you buy a pet, unless it's a turtle or a parrot, you're also buying a small tragedy because it's likely you'll outlive it.

Thanks for another wonderful gallery of Petmorons.

Posted by: logprof at March 18, 2017 04:46 PM (GsAUU)

158 NCKate,
Your father should be able to get a depredation permit to kill the vultures that are harming his livestock.
I would talk to someone at my local farm bureau.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 18, 2017 04:46 PM (u8Ywb)

159 74 Feral hogs are another big problem.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at March 18, 2017 03:59 PM (89T5c)

+++

My ex lives on the outskirts of Phoenix. He says they are all over the dang place there.

Posted by: washrivergal at March 18, 2017 04:47 PM (Ivjge)

160 Heh, I love the top pic.

Our mutt Sam (part retriever, part Cocker Spaniel) was pretty good as a guard dog because his bark was like that of a bigger dog than he was. Also, whever we let him outside to TCB, when it was time he wanted to come back inside he would start barking a lot more.

I miss that doggeh.

Posted by: logprof at March 18, 2017 04:49 PM (GsAUU)

161 Thx MH

Posted by: Drill Thrawl at March 18, 2017 04:51 PM (6njY6)

162 Holy shit the Badgers are on fire!

Posted by: logprof at March 18, 2017 04:51 PM (GsAUU)

163 Love Lulu, wings and all. GSPs are the shizzle.
When we're on my BIL's farm in the Shenandoah Valley I always take a
long gun with me when we walk the pastures. Yotes are getting
altogether too used to dogs and people. Have to remind them just who
the apex predator still is around here.

Posted by: That Deplorable SOB Van Owen
*****

I was on another forum where a member lost a 3 yr old Rottweiler to a pack of coyotes. One of the coyotes didn't survive the encounter, tho.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at March 18, 2017 04:51 PM (hVdx9)

164 I know that carrion birds are protected, but I'm pretty sure there's an exception if they're killing your livestock.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at March 18, 2017 04:51 PM (kTF2Z)

165 My gosh the Badgers are not sucking.


Badgers are a type of pet.

Posted by: grammie winger at March 18, 2017 04:52 PM (lwiT4)

166 >>>I am totally against this idea. Just shoot them.<<<

I have a standing invitation from a pilot buddy from Texas who says hunting hogs from a helicopter is a kick in the ass. I'm going to have to carve out some time off to take him up on his offer.

Posted by: Fritz at March 18, 2017 04:52 PM (YAPkP)

167 Holy shit the Badgers are on fire!

Posted by: logprof
****
Just great. Those things are mean enough when they aren't in flames.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at March 18, 2017 04:52 PM (hVdx9)

168 Petmorons beautiful as always. Love Shumbumi's story of the star-crossed lovers.

But Daybrother's true love captured my heart.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at March 18, 2017 04:53 PM (tHwdc)

169 How does Wisconsin manage to recruit so many good white guys?

Posted by: logprof at March 18, 2017 04:54 PM (GsAUU)

170 I have a standing invitation from a pilot buddy from Texas who says hunting hogs from a helicopter is a kick in the ass. I'm going to have to carve out some time off to take him up on his offer.
Posted by: Fritz at March 18, 2017 04:52 PM (YAPkP)
------
Warthog if you're into overkill.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at March 18, 2017 04:56 PM (EnKk6)

171 Logprof - lutefisk

Posted by: grammie winger at March 18, 2017 04:56 PM (lwiT4)

172 A friend of mine, nicknamed Stumpy, has a pet badger.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at March 18, 2017 04:57 PM (kTF2Z)

173 I don't think that was a foul.

Posted by: logprof at March 18, 2017 04:58 PM (GsAUU)

174 A badger once bit my sister.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at March 18, 2017 04:59 PM (kTF2Z)

175 Fritz- hope you take him up on the offer and happy hunting.

Posted by: Ben Had at March 18, 2017 04:59 PM (ePgu5)

176 A badger once bit my sister.

Posted by: Duke Lowell
****

Was it on fire? They hate that.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at March 18, 2017 05:00 PM (hVdx9)

177 Geez Louise I'm gonna pee my pants

Posted by: grammie winger at March 18, 2017 05:00 PM (lwiT4)

178 Even whoever loses this game should hold their heads high.

Both teams are playing a great game.

Posted by: logprof at March 18, 2017 05:00 PM (GsAUU)

179 Will Kris Jenkins win this one with a three?

Posted by: logprof at March 18, 2017 05:01 PM (GsAUU)

180 Kodos- Hope to make the show.

Posted by: Ben Had at March 18, 2017 05:02 PM (ePgu5)

181 172 A friend of mine, nicknamed Stumpy, has a pet badger.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at March 18, 2017 04:57 PM (kTF2Z)

--Heh, I would love to see a pet badger maul a burglar.

Posted by: logprof at March 18, 2017 05:03 PM (GsAUU)

182 I've been sleeping downstairs in the guest room for the past month or so because I can't maintain enough moisture in the air in the bedroom to keep from waking up spewing blood from my nose like a firehose. Just ducked upstairs while Vanya was on one of his furtive food excursions and yep, he has been sleeping in the bedroom and, surprise, it smells like piss. I tied the door to the railing to keep it shut and he started myawling when he went back up and discovered that he couldn't get back into his pouty piss castle.

It's going to stay shut at least for the rest of the day because I am in no mood right now to track down cat piss and clean it out. He's brooding indignantly in the living room at the moment, hoping I'll feel bad about not letting him continue to defile my bedroom with urine. There are a couple hundred square feet of concrete and awful motel carpet in the basement that he could use for that, along with, y'know, two litter boxes, but I'm confident that he'll find some other wholly inappropriate place to taint with rankness. He's a trooper, that little guy.

Posted by: hogmartin at March 18, 2017 05:04 PM (8nWyX)

183 People who have encountered [raccoons] know that they'll kill whenever they can just because they have pure murder in their hearts, and that's when they're not just wrecking things up in your backyard because they can.

-
Like this?

http://tinyurl.com/jdlea4u

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks. Now worse than Hitler! at March 18, 2017 05:04 PM (Nwg0u)

184 I'm dyin here

Posted by: grammie winger at March 18, 2017 05:04 PM (lwiT4)

185 I think 'Nova misses Arcidiacono.

Posted by: logprof at March 18, 2017 05:04 PM (GsAUU)

186 Wait. Ghey dogs? Who makes their dog be near a UNC-CH logo?


Well, looking at the dog, I am not surprised.



Posted by: Sam at March 18, 2017 05:05 PM (Lat75)

187 Ladies and gentlemen, we will have a new national champion.

Great game.

Posted by: logprof at March 18, 2017 05:06 PM (GsAUU)

188 Woooooo Wup !!!

Posted by: grammie winger at March 18, 2017 05:06 PM (lwiT4)

189 Sad to hear Oreo died. Next dog? Keep them away from cancer causing UNC-CH crap.



Posted by: Sam at March 18, 2017 05:06 PM (Lat75)

190 My ex lives on the outskirts of Phoenix. He says they are all over the dang place there.

Posted by: washrivergal at March 18, 2017 04:47 PM (Ivjge)


Heh. For a second I thought you were going to say your ex was a feral hog.

Posted by: Sharkman at March 18, 2017 05:07 PM (wOq8U)

191 nood chess/open

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at March 18, 2017 05:08 PM (tXwpb)

192 Like this?

http://tinyurl.com/jdlea4u
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks. Now worse than Hitler! at March 18, 2017 05:04 PM (Nwg0u)


Yep.

Raccoons must have an amazing PR department. The "lovable clever little scamp" thing is pure BS.

Posted by: hogmartin at March 18, 2017 05:08 PM (8nWyX)

193 grammie, I remember when Trump was joking at the Army-Navy game about making Vern Lundquist Ambassador to Sweden, but with the feral Muslim problem they have over there I think it'd give Vern a coronary.

Posted by: logprof at March 18, 2017 05:08 PM (GsAUU)

194 Northwestern vs. Zags up next. Whoo hoo!

Posted by: logprof at March 18, 2017 05:09 PM (GsAUU)

195 [tap; tap; tap] penny
[tap; tap; tap] penny
[tap; tap; tap] penny


Posted by: oliver pawing the window at March 18, 2017 03:29 PM (nlbfN)

LOL Sheldon!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at March 18, 2017 05:10 PM (tHwdc)

196 Vern has earned it. I love Vern.

Posted by: grammie winger at March 18, 2017 05:10 PM (lwiT4)

197 57 I live in San Francisco, out in the neighborhoods.
People that have outdoor cats usually don't have them for long.
I used to let my cats out, but the vet bills piled up. Horrible lacerations, missing eyes, you name it.
I have a little back yard, fenced in, the cats go out, eat grass and puke. But they know to stay in the yard.
Posted by: navybrat at March 18, 2017 03:49 PM (w7KSn)

===

Raccoons own the night where I live and they don't mess around.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 18, 2017 05:10 PM (EZebt)

198 >>>Meet the cat without a name, but a purpose.

I'm guessing her name is Lizzie.

Posted by: m at March 18, 2017 05:15 PM (3jGss)

199 Yikes, Eris. I had no idea feral pigs had grown that far. Lucky me, I live in 1 of 2 counties in CO with feral pigs.

Posted by: Infidel at March 18, 2017 05:16 PM (uKRys)

200 got into the comments and forgot to give kudos to the great pets of the week. RIP Oreo, such a sweetie. Love Oliver and Penny and the sweet feral kitty looking out for Daybrother. Lucky probably scoped out the neighborhood and picked the cushiest household to be rescued by. Lulu is so pretty and Maddie looks like tons of fun; I hope her nose healed quickly.

Posted by: PaleRider at March 18, 2017 05:29 PM (Jen0I)

201 OMG. The ONE day I'm not home on a Saturday and my kitty cat makes the ONT! And... I get a gray block of text!

It's like Christmas!!!!

Also... any cat lovers out there should check out the movie Kedi. It's a documentary about the street cats of Turkey. Amazing little film, it's at "art house" type theaters. HIGHLY recommended!

Posted by: shibumi at March 18, 2017 06:56 PM (FkAXz)

202 I live in rural Texas. My cat (Ghost, for his behavior as a kitten) is a neutered male, who I keep indoors because an outdoor cat in this area is otherwise known as coyote chow. He still has his claws, though, because I think removing them is cruelty, and if he somehow manages to slip outdoors, he'll at least have a chance to climb a tree.

'Course, I have claw marks on my hands and arms, but it's worth it.

Posted by: Empire1 at March 18, 2017 07:06 PM (r2/3c)

203 "my cats will moo angrily at the intruder"



I had a cat named Moo. He was a cow. Even the vet though he was a girl.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at March 18, 2017 07:55 PM (tHwdc)

204 " He still has his claws, though, because I think removing them is
cruelty, and if he somehow manages to slip outdoors, he'll at least have
a chance to climb a tree."


My mom's cat came pre-declawed, still wreaked havoc on the wildlife and climbed trees. RIP Brindi, you crazy bitch!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at March 18, 2017 08:02 PM (tHwdc)

205 Um, cleanup on aisle 205?

Posted by: m at March 19, 2017 04:37 AM (3jGss)

206 Oreo's daddy dog here.

Thank you for the kind words. I was never much of a dog person before him - cats are where it's at for me. But the wife is allergic, so we settled on a cat-sized dog in Oreo.

What a super, super little angel he was. Dearly missed by all of us.

I think the best complement I could give him is that he brought me around to loving dogs, too. That's something no person could ever have done!

Good boy, Oreo! Good, good boy! :_)

Posted by: Oreo's Dad at March 21, 2017 10:50 AM (yD0BM)

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