Ace of Spades Pet Thread

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Welcome to the almost world famous AoS Pet Thread. Take some time from making kitteh toupees and enjoy the world of animals. Today's opening photo is a h/t from Hank Curmudgeon.

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A Little of This. A Little of That.


Some happy news in the AoSHQ Pet Thread. Missing toddler found with her doggeh. h/t Mike Hammer.


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I agree with Rush Limbaugh. Twitter for the most part is a sewer. This is an exception to the rule.

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Dog. Swimming pool. Cute.


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Meet The PetMorons



Shade earned this nickname when we were doing a 50 shortly after that movie had played on TV and after going slow through a rocky section we hit clear looking area that had hidden gopher holes. Sped up and she hit a hole and managed to not fully fall on me. Both our faces were a bit scraped and she'd had a good wrench on her leg but she was not going to quit. Sadly she had a bit of offset on her front legs and it did lead to arthritis in her right knee, forcing retirement at age 16 and euthanasia on June 18 at 21 years.

As the song says in my heart she will remain forever young.

Pale Rider

Never easy to lose a pet regardless of it's size. What a great video.


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Hi, guys,

Attached please find some pics of my Border Collies. The black and white mom is Fiona, blue Merle dad is Spenser, and the pups are yet to be named. We are thinking of naming all the Merle's after blues songs, and I'm pushing for "Betty" for the black and white one. Bam ba lam! - Frank


Puppies, so cute!!! Thanks.


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I am a long time lurker and follower of the Ace of Spades blog. I have enjoyed the content and the wit of many commenters. Y'all come up with stuff that is funnier than anything on TV. I have especially enjoyed the Pet thread. The stories that your readers tell about their amazing shaggy friends are often bittersweet, as they tell about losing these friends after so many wonderful years.
I would like to submit my pal, Cooper (aka Coop de Ville) as a Pet of the Week. Coop is a two year old Maltipoo, and my wife and I have had him for about 16 months. We knew that Coop was a very refined pup, but we were a little surprised when he asked to personalize and beautify his area. He chose the art himself, and asked to put it in his bedroom, photos included. He has really brightened our senior lives, and he is a real pal.
Thanks for your consideration.

Well, this lurker didn't give me permission to use his first name or his initials. Let's just say this Lurker Moron from S.C. really has a spoiled dog. Nice job!!!

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Thank you for the submissions this past week. A fine group of animals and a fine group of Morons.

Do you have a story, link or a pet photo you wish to share? You may pass them along to petmorons at gmail dot com. Please give us a name to use so we can credit you or shame you, j/k.

Have a great week!!

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at 03:47 PM




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1 Olly no look happy.

Nice pets Ya'll!

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at June 23, 2018 03:50 PM (EoRCO)

2 Yay, pets!

Posted by: Mrs. Leggy at June 23, 2018 03:50 PM (/SIwB)

3 Happy Caturday everyone

Posted by: Skip at June 23, 2018 03:51 PM (pHfeF)

4 I'm pretty sure Oily will have his revenge. You have been warned.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at June 23, 2018 03:52 PM (9BLnV)

5 Olly reminds me of someone. Has he ever colluded with Russians?

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at June 23, 2018 03:52 PM (/qEW2)

6 Lurkers - Send in your pet pics, and don't be afraid to write in.

Posted by: Skip at June 23, 2018 03:53 PM (pHfeF)

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Condolences on Shade, Pale Rider. May your every memory of her be happy.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 23, 2018 03:54 PM (LsBY9)

8 I looked at the very last picture, then I read about Cooper. I looked at the picture again. I saw that the person writing it was getting up in years. I tried my best to see a dog in that picture. I was about to conclude the anonymous lurker that posted that pic had dementia and thought the pillow was a dog. Then I scrolled up and saw the picture above it. Never mind!

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at June 23, 2018 03:55 PM (9BLnV)

9 If the wall's delayed, perhaps we could use border collies in the interim.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at June 23, 2018 03:56 PM (/qEW2)

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The look on Olly's face says, "I am going to kill you for this. Just wait until you stumble blindly from bed to bathroom at 3:00 AM."

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 23, 2018 03:56 PM (LsBY9)

11 The toupee is quite distinguished.

Posted by: eleven at June 23, 2018 04:00 PM (+lOpA)

12 The toupee should be blonde. That would make him a winner.

Posted by: purityofessence at June 23, 2018 04:01 PM (8ByYz)

13 Frank, Fiona is gorgeous.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 23, 2018 04:02 PM (P+qQQ)

14 LOOOOOVE that TrumpCat!!

Posted by: logprof at June 23, 2018 04:03 PM (e7oj4)

15 Those Border Collie pups are super cute!

Posted by: logprof at June 23, 2018 04:05 PM (e7oj4)

16 Posted by: Anonymous White Male at June 23, 2018 03:55 PM (9BLnV)
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I was convinced there was a shar pei sleeping in the bed! Then I scrolled up and ahhhhhh.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 23, 2018 04:05 PM (gUCYC)

17 IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE A DOG HAS A PORTRAIT OF DOGS PLAYING POKER IN HIS DOG CAVE.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at June 23, 2018 04:06 PM (pw+jk)

18 Olly needs CBD oil. For a shiny coat.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 23, 2018 04:09 PM (fZuhk)

19 "Olly needs CBD oil. For a shiny coat."

There is a better choice.

Posted by: Peppermint Pattie's Fur Oil at June 23, 2018 04:12 PM (UdKB7)

20 Mutts!

Posted by: Gen. Anthony McAuliffe at June 23, 2018 04:12 PM (B1rg0)

21 Damn, Trump is bringin' it.

Doubling down on "animals."

Since it's the Pet Thread, my only qualm about that remark is that it's an insult to good animals.

Posted by: logprof at June 23, 2018 04:14 PM (e7oj4)

22 Good, DJT is brining back "You Can't Always Get What You Want"

Posted by: logprof at June 23, 2018 04:15 PM (e7oj4)

23 Where' the humanity?

Posted by: Olly at June 23, 2018 04:16 PM (9qgwV)

24 I saw that dog and toddler found story earlier this week but MSN took the link down or something, it is not working today.

Those border collie puppies are incredibly cute Frank. Mom and dad are nice looking dogs too.

Love Cooper's personalized space. He is a cutie and I can almost see the fun personality.

That land of cute twitter page was full of fuzzy cuteness, love it.

Posted by: PaleRider, simply irredeemable at June 23, 2018 04:18 PM (r4KP2)

25 Olly reminds me of someone. Has he ever colluded with Russians?
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Don King knows Russians?

Posted by: andycanuck at June 23, 2018 04:19 PM (Evws/)

26 Our dog Smokey broke a vein in his right ear two weeks ago. Of course it was a Sunday night. At least we were in Sioux Falls and not in the middle of nowhere Montana. He did the left ear 4 years ago and nearly died in the surgery, so we were concerned. We found a great vet who saw us right away on Monday morning, and did the surgery that afternoon. He used a diffrent type of anesthesia and brought him out right away. Smokey is fine, still has a drain and stitches, but it doesnt bother him. We're still traveling in the RV and will be back in Sioux Falls on Monday for the drain and stitch removal. Vets all over the country love us and we love them.

Posted by: Abby at June 23, 2018 04:19 PM (iG/UJ)

27 Cooper is adorable. Great interior design skills!

Posted by: Mrs. JTB at June 23, 2018 04:19 PM (V+03K)

28 The cat is Not Amused.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at June 23, 2018 04:20 PM (2NqXo)

29 Beautiful pups. Great idea, to hang a little painting in a gilt frame over the doggie bed.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at June 23, 2018 04:21 PM (2NqXo)

30 Glad you found a great vet to fix Smokey's ear Abbey.

Posted by: PaleRider, simply irredeemable at June 23, 2018 04:22 PM (r4KP2)

31 PaleRider, Shade is forever in green pastures.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 23, 2018 04:28 PM (P+qQQ)

32 28
The cat is Not Amused.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at June 23, 2018 04:20 PM (2NqXo)

Laugh it up, skinbags. Your time is nearly at an end.

Posted by: Oily at June 23, 2018 04:28 PM (5jVnA)

33 Thanks for posting Shade's slideshow Mis-Hum and thanks for the condolences Hadrian. Everyone here on the pet thread knows the grief of saying goodbye; all the joy they bring before the painful goodbyes is worth the tears, but the endings are always hard.

Posted by: PaleRider, simply irredeemable at June 23, 2018 04:28 PM (r4KP2)

34 Mmmm mmmm mmmm! There's no thread quite like the food thread!

Posted by: Barack H. Obama at June 23, 2018 04:29 PM (/pt8Q)

35 Thanks Ben, yes she is running with no pain and probably munching dandelions in a meadow, she considered it quite a treat to find such meadows during rides.

Posted by: PaleRider, simply irredeemable at June 23, 2018 04:30 PM (r4KP2)

36
Was going to totally avoid this thread this week, because reasons. So decided to check out some Ace threads I missed last night.

Post #5 from the "Decompression Thread"; 5 Everybody hug your puppy. They say goodbye much too quickly.

Fuck!

Posted by: Spun & Murky at June 23, 2018 04:31 PM (4DCSq)

37 The pet thread is aways a treat and the photos this week are as good (and adorable) as ever. Thanks to MH for the thread and to all those who sent in these wonderful pictures.

Posted by: JTB at June 23, 2018 04:32 PM (V+03K)

38 (((HUGS))) Spun and Murky.

Posted by: PaleRider, simply irredeemable at June 23, 2018 04:33 PM (r4KP2)

39 Posted by: Spun & Murky at June 23, 2018 04:31 PM (4DCSq)

Everyone and everything you love is here but for a fleeting instant, so never fail to show your love for them now, when you control the moment!

Posted by: Marcus Aurelius at June 23, 2018 04:37 PM (n9EOP)

40 We mentioned last week that Prince the Poodle had been diagnosed with Cushings. Well, the medicine the vet gave him is helping. He's livlier for sure and feeling better. He spotted a squirrel in the back yard and took off so hard and fast he jerked the leash out of Mrs. JTB's hand. And if properly motivated (read that food) he can stand on his hind legs for a bit. pretty good for a 14 year old dog.

Posted by: JTB at June 23, 2018 04:39 PM (V+03K)

41 Cooper looks almost identical to a dog my Aunt had for nearly 20 years.

Which is to say; Cooper looks like one of the nicest, most loyal dogs.

Posted by: Surfperch at June 23, 2018 04:39 PM (/pt8Q)

42 Great pet Morons! I have the care of a border collie, Betty, and a cattle dog, Mackey, this weekend. I'm enjoying every moment.

Posted by: Ladyl at June 23, 2018 04:51 PM (TdMsT)

43 To the cat in the first picture, you are not fooling anybody.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at June 23, 2018 04:52 PM (pw+jk)

44 While not pets, we have 3 whitetail does who had their fawns on our property. A singleton, whom we got to watch being born, and taking their first steps, and two sets of twins. They really grow up fast.

The deer population is up, partly because of good deer years the last two or so, but I suspect equally or more so because of the development going on around our neighborhood, which is pushing them out.

C'mon, folks, this is Texas. There's no need for Kaliforniaesque zero lot-lines.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at June 23, 2018 04:53 PM (DMUuz)

45 and I'm pushing for "Betty" for the black and white one. Bam ba lam! - Frank

Heh. That's what we named Cat#2, who looks just like Olly but without the toupee. "Whoa, Black Betty, bam-ba-lam."

Posted by: olddog in mo at June 23, 2018 04:58 PM (Dhht7)

46 If I can get a couple of puppies, I'm going to name them Rip and Tear.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 23, 2018 05:02 PM (P+qQQ)

47 34 Mmmm mmmm mmmm! There's no thread quite like the food thread!
Posted by: Barack H. Obama at June 23, 2018 04:29 PM (/pt8Q)

That's outrageous and cruel! Its a sex and wellness thread.

Posted by: Whitney Wisconsin at June 23, 2018 05:03 PM (EM0pH)

48 {{{Caturday}}}

Harli is sort of settling in. She still hisses at the other cats, but less frequently. I think she's put on weight, since there's always something in a bowl somewhere. Not much I can do about the way our hosts' cats are fed.

She loves the yard and being able to go outside again. Overall, despite the stress of no longer being the only cat, this is a vast improvement for her. She sleeps like the dead at night.

Posted by: Miley, the High Duchess at June 23, 2018 05:04 PM (iTpm7)

49 If I can get a couple of puppies, I'm going to name them Rip and Tear.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 23, 2018 05:02 PM (P+qQQ)



Don't make it Rip and Taylor. You'd have confetti everywhere.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 23, 2018 05:05 PM (SiINZ)

50 I don't know how long I've this fine AoS institution but it is a fact that you folks are the nicest most tender-hearted aholes I have ever known. Ace could not have gathered a better group if he tried. Thanks, Ace. Snif. Just came in from weedeating, got too hot, drank a beersky, and as I write this hold the little Pepperdog on my lap. As soon as the sweat dries off I will take a shower.

Posted by: Eromero at June 23, 2018 05:05 PM (zLDYs)

51 Time to head back out and spray more burrs. I'll catch you good folks on one of the later threads.

Posted by: PaleRider, simply irredeemable at June 23, 2018 05:07 PM (r4KP2)

52 My buddy's got a border collie that almost could convert me from beagles. Little guy (7 months) apparently got stepped on by a cow. Looked bad at first, but 2 weeks later he's about 95%. Friendliest and smartest dog you could hope for, even happy with a bunged up leg.

And for beagle comedy, look on youtube for Louie and Marie. Spoiled, those two.

Posted by: Gooshy at June 23, 2018 05:12 PM (U1Rpi)

53 Smartest dog I have ever had in my life is a border collie mix/mashup. Still with us but getting pretty close to completely blind and deaf at 18. When she was younger, you could tell her who in the family to go find, and off she would go until they were located, even out in our neighborhood.

Going to miss her someday, I suspect soon.They are with us for far too short a time.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at June 23, 2018 05:19 PM (I16G8)

54 47 34 Mmmm mmmm mmmm! There's no thread quite like the food thread!
Posted by: Barack H. Obama at June 23, 2018 04:29 PM (/pt8Q)

That's outrageous and cruel! Its a sex and wellness thread.
Posted by: Whitney Wisconsin at June 23, 2018 05:03 PM (EM0pH)

No, that was the thread below this one!

Posted by: Harvey W. in the Bronx (Rikers Island) at June 23, 2018 05:20 PM (/pt8Q)

55 Son took his dog to the vet today (another ear infection), and he said she asked how I was doing since putting down Sandy, after having to put down Spanky.

Anyhow, she said one of the vet techs is fostering twelve (12!) kittens that have been tested for feline leukemia, been wormed, and had their shots. She said I'm welcome to a couple of free ones.

I'd seriously consider it, but my home looks like a youth hostel now (son and dog and student move back on campus first week in August), and I cannot deal.


As I said to husband and son, "There will always be kittens that need homes."

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 23, 2018 05:21 PM (ptqGC)

56 Jane, make your student sleep in a crate and give his room to the kitties!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 23, 2018 05:22 PM (gUCYC)

57 C'mon, folks, this is Texas. There's no need for Kaliforniaesque zero lot-lines.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at June 23, 2018 04:53 PM (DMUuz)

Nonsense, we can't live without them.

Posted by: Invading Kalifornians at June 23, 2018 05:23 PM (/pt8Q)

58 What are zero lot lines?

Posted by: Texican ette at June 23, 2018 05:26 PM (aUFe9)

59 Can one of you COBs spray the Thread Before the Gardening Thread with Troll-B-Gone?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 23, 2018 05:26 PM (gUCYC)

60 ConorDog is telling me I screwed up by not taking him out for a business trip BEFORE the rain re-started! He is not a water dog!

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at June 23, 2018 05:27 PM (n9EOP)

61 Jane, make your student sleep in a crate and give his room to the kitties!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 23, 2018 05:22 PM (gUCYC)


*ponders*

We're also going back to Africa this fall for two weeks. Then comes Thanksgiving and Christmas. Imonna wait until next spring and get a pair of kittens that I can spend time training (using spray bottle to get them to stay off counters, etc.). Kittens are like naughty toddlers. Gotta keep an eye on 'em until they're "trained."

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 23, 2018 05:27 PM (ptqGC)

62 Can one of you COBs spray the Thread Before the Gardening Thread with Troll-B-Gone?
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 23, 2018 05:26 PM (gUCYC)

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Thanks, I just came up here about to ask for the same thing.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at June 23, 2018 05:32 PM (I16G8)

63 Hrothgar, surely Connor has a sporty rain coat.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 23, 2018 05:33 PM (P+qQQ)

64 Hrothgar, surely Connor has a sporty rain coat.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 23, 2018 05:33 PM (P+qQQ)

All he has here right now is a tweed jacket with elbow patches, everything else is at the cleaners!

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at June 23, 2018 05:36 PM (n9EOP)

65 Connor has a sporty rain coat.
Posted by: Ben Had at June 23, 2018 05:33 PM (P+qQQ)


*consults Radio Londres codebook*

I don't see that one here.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 23, 2018 05:37 PM (fZuhk)

66 58 What are zero lot lines?
Posted by: Texican ette at June 23, 2018 05:26 PM (aUFe9)

It's where the house comes up close to the edge of the lot it's in, leaving very little space between houses and around neighborhoods. A lot of the neighborhoods in California have them (I think they're in Arizona too). They're absolutely terrible for wildlife and normally leave the houses with tiny yards.

Posted by: Surfperch at June 23, 2018 05:37 PM (/pt8Q)

67 When I was a teen, we had a border collie that seemed to never stop going. I learned not too often to do the throw the stick and have her retrieve it. That dog could go on and on, and I just wanted (after awhile) to just quite. Not the dog. We buried her up in the mountains off a dirt road where we played together. I often when in that area, visit the place under a tree where all the sticks came from, and she is buried.

Posted by: Colin at June 23, 2018 05:41 PM (f5LFm)

68 I don't see that one here.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 23, 2018 05:37 PM (fZuhk)

Hmm, I don't see your name on the Committees of Correspondence Members list!

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at June 23, 2018 05:42 PM (n9EOP)

69 (I think they're in Arizona too). They're absolutely terrible for wildlife and normally leave the houses with tiny yards.
Posted by: Surfperch at June 23, 2018 05:37 PM (/pt8Q)

Plenty here in Front Range CO as well. Always makes me shake my head. I would much prefer a smaller house on a multiacre estate lot, or on a 35 acre parcel in the hills of Weld County.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gentleman Drunkard at June 23, 2018 05:47 PM (EhZNT)

70 hogmartin, well done. You know, Connor is French.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 23, 2018 05:48 PM (P+qQQ)

71 Regarding zero lot lines, they sound like hell, and it's because people want friggin' McMansions. I'd rather have a cottage surrounded by plenty of land for privacy.

Posted by: Miley, the High Duchess at June 23, 2018 05:49 PM (iTpm7)

72 I finally watched the link people posted this week of the gorilla grabbing the woman's boobs.

For the love of kitties, those were ORANGUTANS!

How could you think they were gorillas?!

*facepalm*

Humans. smh

Posted by: Zombie KoKo, gorilla ghost channel at June 23, 2018 05:51 PM (KeRzR)

73 hogmartin, well done. You know, Connor is French.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 23, 2018 05:48 PM (P+qQQ)

Darn it BH, I missed that me own self, well played!

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at June 23, 2018 05:51 PM (n9EOP)

74 Darnitall, those cute lil buggers who we all know will grow into busy, busy, busy borders. If youngest and I can stay here, she is up for an older dog (as long as it is tall enough), but good heavens, even mean old me is charmed by border puppies even knowing how much work they are.

Granddaughter is learning 'share' with our elderly border boy -- he is chewing on his toy, she takes it in confidence that he won't mind (and she sometimes chews it), and then gives it back. She spent an hour back and forth with Dog's toy and him. Cat spends more time with the youngsters now, but he is King of the Hill. Those two oldsters have a new lease on life with their kids.

Posted by: mustbequantum at June 23, 2018 05:58 PM (MIKMs)

75 I agree with Rush Limbaugh. Twitter for the most part is a sewer. This is an exception to the rule.



That is a good twitter. I have never seen such a cute turtle face ever. It doesn't seem real.

The cat...lol. I figure revenge will be had.

Posted by: platypus, gg channel at June 23, 2018 05:59 PM (KeRzR)

76 That is a good twitter. I have never seen such a cute turtle face ever. It doesn't seem real.

Posted by: platypus, gg channel at June 23, 2018 05:59 PM (KeRzR)


Can't remember where, Bing homepage maybe, but I once saw a turtle that looked like a Lab puppeh, complete with black licorice nose. It was weirdly adorable.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gentleman Drunkard at June 23, 2018 06:03 PM (EhZNT)

77 where are these border collie puppies located? are they for sale?

Posted by: lin-duh at June 23, 2018 06:03 PM (kufk0)

78 I think there's a bidness concept for pet-owning Trump fans: Golden Scalp Weasels for Pets.


Think of the fun this year's Christmas card pics would be: send 'em to all your easily triggered liberal family and friends.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 23, 2018 06:04 PM (ptqGC)

79 The zero lot line building around here seems to be following the Northern Kalifornia pattern I thought I'd left (no pun intended) behind. Lots are .15 to .25 of an acre, houses are 1800 to 2500+ sq. ft. Almost all 2K+ sq. feet are split-level or two story. You can look out several of your windows, and see into your neighbors (and vice-versa, obviously).

We have a stunning amount of wildlife around here. Deer, raccoons, possum, foxes, coyotes, bobcats, numerous reptiles (including a big ol' turtle who lays a couple of clutches of eggs every year) and amphibians, birds (lots of cardinals and hummingbirds).

Various neighbors have some cattle, longhorns, and bison.

Fortunately (from a tear-up-the-land perspective), and unfortunately (from a I'm-down-to-my-last-pork-roast in the freezer perspective), we've avoided any real wild hog infestation so far.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at June 23, 2018 06:06 PM (DMUuz)

80 lin-duh, spare yourself. These are 24/7 dogs.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 23, 2018 06:08 PM (P+qQQ)

81 Pug Mahon, Gentleman Drunkard at June 23, 2018 05:47 PM (EhZNT)

We're on the border between Adams and Weld county and they can't scrape the dirt fast enough where I'm at. But we have hawks and bunnies and coyotes and deer still.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at June 23, 2018 06:09 PM (qWg0i)

82 Think of the fun this year's Christmas card pics would be: send 'em to all your easily triggered liberal family and friends. Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 23, 2018 06:04 PM (ptqGC)
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Like Elvises (Elvii?) as a group with the hair. Fun.

Posted by: mustbequantum at June 23, 2018 06:09 PM (MIKMs)

83 Thanks, Frank!

Posted by: m at June 23, 2018 06:11 PM (/TzhX)

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Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at June 23, 2018 06:09 PM (qWg0i)

I'm in the civil engineering/land survey field, and while the single family home subdivisions are still going strong, there is a huge increase in high density multifamily developments, and my city is huge on urban in-fill, developing parcels that have been dormant. it's good for business, and I guess I have no problem with the idea, but the Deep State paranoiac in my head sees a push to "Recycle your car, public transportation is the Way to Go."


Eh. Like I said, business is good.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gentleman Drunkard at June 23, 2018 06:14 PM (EhZNT)

85 Palerider: so sorry for your loss.

Posted by: mustbequantum at June 23, 2018 06:21 PM (MIKMs)

86 PugMahon>> I hear ya. Fortunately for us, most of the high density multi family stuff is down by Prairie Center and along the I25 corridor. They're building smaller houses on '0 lot lines' along Highway 7.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at June 23, 2018 06:23 PM (qWg0i)

87 Pale Rider, I had to put a beloved horse down due to cancer when he was 22. You are totally in my thoughts and prayers.

I'm sure, like you, my horse was as big a pet to me as any dog or cat I've ever loved.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 23, 2018 06:48 PM (ptqGC)

88 Thanks Jane, I'm so sorry about Sandy.

Posted by: PaleRider, simply irredeemable at June 23, 2018 06:51 PM (r4KP2)

89 For those who may not have had the pleasure, I would like to introduce the Pet Thread to Grampa Mason, the feline equivalent of our timeless Vic. https://tinyurl.com/y8dl4pln He started off a full-throttle curmudgeon, but then the rescue people discovered his weakness--kittens! He is an excellent kitty grandpa and has fostered many kittens.

Posted by: Sabrina Chase at June 23, 2018 06:53 PM (L59/U)

90 Posted by: Sabrina Chase at June 23, 2018 06:53 PM (L59/U)

--I've just died of cuteness.

Posted by: logprof at June 23, 2018 06:58 PM (e7oj4)

91 Posted by: Sabrina Chase at June 23, 2018 06:53 PM (L59/U)

How are we supposed to keep the burning intensity of our hate alive when people post things like this?

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at June 23, 2018 07:00 PM (n9EOP)

92 Pale Rider, thank you so much for your beautiful video. Your beloved Shade looks as full of joy and vitality as you, doing together what the Lord intended, gamboling through rolling hills and green grasses.

I hope that your memories of those days tempers your grief.

Posted by: PJ at June 23, 2018 10:13 PM (qlTN9)

93 Pale Rider, just was able to watch your video. She was a beauty...gorgeous...your Shade was. May she RIP.

Posted by: platypus, gg channel at June 24, 2018 02:12 AM (KeRzR)

94 Cooper (aka Coop de Ville)

The mini framed pic of Dogs playing poker hung about the little bed is hilarious.

Posted by: platypus, gg channel at June 24, 2018 02:15 AM (KeRzR)

95 We used to have small dog that would sit on the cat that cat would lick the dog on the belly and another cat would lay or sit about with his toungue sticking out

Posted by: Spurwing Plover at June 24, 2018 02:29 AM (FLiOE)

96 Update on Kasper. I appreciate the kind words here and thought some might like to know. I thought we were going to have to put him to sleep yesterday. He had a couple of rough days and nights and stopped eating or getting up. He was still alert, clear eyed, happy to see his family and blankie and so on, but the cancer he has had for over six months is really taking it toll and I was sure it was time.

The vet showed up yesterday afternoon though and after she examined him and spoke with us we decided as a family to not do it yet and try to make him comfortable for the few days he has left and see if he goes naturally. His breathing is good, his spirit is good (he was ready to jump up and eat the vet when she arrived), his gums are pink, he drinks enough water, and she didn't think he was in too much pain. We upped his Tramadol dose and will talk again Monday.

So I'm keeping his butt clean and bedding changed and am so happy he is still here with us. I know it's coming but i hope it doesnt have to be induced.

He's staying in our sunroom and i am sleeping on the couch in there. Last night he came over to lay by me, the, first time he'd moved on his own in a couple of days. He stayed there for a while and I changed his bedding and after a while he went back over there on his own.

Anyway we are taking it one day at a time and I am thankful for that. I think he is too.

Posted by: f'd at June 24, 2018 02:14 PM (UdKB7)

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