Ace of Spades Pet Thread

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Welcome to the almost world famous Ace of Spades Pet Thread. Curl up with your device and enjoy the world of pets.

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A Little of This. A Little of That.


Every man one should have a dog.


Estate planning for your dog.

An amazing cat and a remarkable story.

Surprising facts about rats.

When I was in the show world wish I would have had this dryer.

Meet The PetMorons


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We have two beautiful English Mastiffs, Elsa and Stella. They are 17 months old. Having two has been quite challenging at times, but, it is nice they have each other to play with. We sure do love these girls!

Our 150# lap dog Stella

If we’re not available, Stella lays on her sister Elsa! Love those squishy faces!-Erin

Thanks Erin. Good luck with those huge beauties!


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(Lurker Leicester’s Mom)
You have kindly posted a few of my fosters. I have yet another one. This is Jackie-O-Lantern. She was rescued Oct 31, hence the name. She was just a few weeks old and had several deep puncture wounds on her back, vertebrae fractures, Toxoplasmosis in her lungs and a huge hernia. She’s finally stable enough for surgery for the hernia and should be ready for adoption soon. If you are so inclined, support your local rescue, financially or by volunteering or fostering. It’s literally saved this sweet kittens life.

This is my foster fail (foster we adopted) Sammy. We just had his DNA done.

What an angel you are Lurker Leicester. My guess is that Sammy didn't think you failed at all. Hope the little kitten, Jackie gets a forever home soon. Thank you for all your work and your submission this weekend.


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This is an albino enigma gecko named Dilly . Can't be sold because he is a rare species. Our correspondent, the wife of a veterinarian, notes that Dilly was looking pale and was not eating his worms. She was worried. Then it became clear that Dilly was shedding. Took the skin off his hands like gloves.

Ate his skin. Looks like a new lizard. - KT

I think many of us learned a new thing today, albino geckos. Who knew? Quite an interesting pet. Thanks for the submission KT.


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I've been a lurker on the site for years and love the AoS Pet Thread. We retired, lost our minds, and got a puppy last summer after a 6 year hiatus from having a dog. (We actually chose a breed this time b/c we have 3 young grandsons and wanted a dog that is friendly to kids, other pets, and people in general.) Henry LOVES kids, especially boys. He is a rowdy, sturdy guy in frou-frou fur (excuse me, 'hair"). Don't be fooled - he is down with mud, wrasslin', playing chase, keep away, etc. He has been great therapy for us, and our neighbors all know Henry. They don't know our names and often did not stop to speak in the past, but now they do! Can't recommend enough how having this pup has enlarged our circle of friends Here is Henry channeling his inner Churchill and enjoying a "cigar": Cheers! - Kay

I'm not sure who is spoiled more, the grandkids or Henry. Love the expression in his eyes, looks like he knows mischief. Thanks Kay!


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This is Molly Golightly. She is a six-year-old standard poodle. She wants me to hurry up and get home so she can race down to the lake and bark at the geese.
They will in turn form up and hiss at her.
Both sides will then retire from the field with their honor intact. - Le Garde Vieux

Molly looks quite at home in the front seat headed home. Sounds like she plays nice and honorably with the geese. We appreciate you sharing this with us.


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Howdy!
I'm a long time lurker.
I wanted to share the story of this beautiful cat, named Ghost

Ghost was part of a litter of three that were being raised under my son's house. Mom and two of the siblings were successfully caught and adopted, but Ghost was always able to avoid being trapped, and would never allow anyone to approach her. My son continued to provide food and water for her, even after the rest of her family had been removed.

When she was a year old, she was hit by a car. We assumed that she had been killed, there was so much blood on the street. Two days later, however, she reappeared, horribly injured. It took a week after her accident, but we were finally able to lure her into a trap and whisked her off to the vet. Her injuries were substantial: dehydrated, starved, concussion, broken jaw, split pallet, terrible sinus infection, injured eye, cracked cheekbone, and she had lost perhaps 1/3 of her blood. She was in the hospital for a full week, and was housed in my library, isolated from my four other cats, for six more weeks of care while she healed. It has been over three months since her accident, and as you can see she has made an amazing recovery. In spite of her initial skittishness, she was very quick to adapt to her people and all the other cats, and is now a valued member of the family.

I don't know how many of her nine lives she used up, but apparently she has a few left over! - Tony

Horde members have the biggest hearts!! What an awesome story with such a happy ending. Thanks so much for sharing Tony. Here's hoping she has many lives yet to come.


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Hi, Mis.Hum.,

I've been sitting on this for a long time, but I am procrastinating on a work project, so, why not now?

This is my absolute favorite picture of El Toro, my 14-year-old Pomeranian/American Eskimo/??? mix. He's wearing the cone of shame because he can't tolerate flea bites; he'll chew off all his fur and several layers of skin (mostly covered by the sweater). His fur grows like crazy, so I have to be diligent to shave him and stymie the fleas.

We wanted a ridiculously tough name for a little dog, so we named him "The Bull" in Spanish. In hindsight this was a dumb thing to do, because he's about the most stubborn thing ever. (I've already decided my next dog will be named "Obedient.") But he's also really darn cute, so he always finds his way back into our good graces. It's a good thing, too, because in addition to being hard-headed, he ranks pretty low on measures of doggy intelligence. Don't think he'd last a day in the wild.

Toro is super-lovable when he's not barking his head off at people, dogs, leaves, earthworms, and butterflies. He wants nothing more than to be by my side every breathing second of the day. We tried to crate him at nights when he was a puppy, and he'd cry all night (and/or pee all over our kitchen). I'd just gotten my second baby to sleep through the night, and it was maddening. Finally one night we were getting ready for bed, and I didn't feel like going through the work of setting up his pen. "Are you going to let us be if we let you stay in here?" I asked him. He just climbed under our bed--and slept through the night. He's been there ever since and thinks he owns the place.


Thanks,
CCC (mostly lurker)


I always want to name my next dog Dammit, Mrs. MH always says no, so maybe the idea of naming the critter Obedient as you are going to do will work. Are you sure that cute looking dog is that stubborn? We appreciate the story and photo. Thanks.


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Well, that's a wrap PetMorons. Great looking crew!!! Thank you pet owners for taking the time out of your schedule to share your stories with us here today.

If you wish to submit something to the Pet Thread, reach out to us at petmorons at gmail dot com.

Have a great week!!

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1 Happy Caturday everyone

Posted by: Skip at February 09, 2019 02:58 PM (/rm4P)

2 At least the albino gecko is safe from being kidnapped by Geico and taught to speak Strine (Australian version of English).

Posted by: Basement Cat at February 09, 2019 03:00 PM (3C9q2)

3 I wonder what my dog named me.

That's so great.

Posted by: m at February 09, 2019 03:00 PM (hl9+B)

4 Wait, what, who ate Dilly's skin???

Posted by: navybrat on a mission from Odin at February 09, 2019 03:01 PM (w7KSn)

5 I am cooking bacon right now.

Yes, that is on topic.

Posted by: fluffy at February 09, 2019 03:03 PM (dCRRg)

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"I wonder what my dog named me."

Two choices:

1) His Majesty, Provider of Dinner and Giver of Treats, Gloriously Reigning

2) Stupid

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 09, 2019 03:03 PM (LsBY9)

7 Jackie clearly has strong and well-considered opinions that deserve to be heard loud and often.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 09, 2019 03:06 PM (AuDw8)

8 Proof of Ukrainian collusion with American cats: the Savitsky trained cat act from America's Got Talent:

https://tinyurl.com/yyyk2a5q

(The reactions of the judges and audience members are delightful, too.)

Posted by: Basement Cat at February 09, 2019 03:06 PM (3C9q2)

9 I know what my parrot(s) have named me.
First one called me "Nectar" bcuz as I fed him i'd repeat I eat nectar!".
His rival named me "Honey", to bug him (1st one's name). Also calls me "cough cough" (think his first owner had asthma too).

ps, if you ever run into a butcher named amy worrell, flee.

Posted by: adobe juan kenobe at February 09, 2019 03:08 PM (y8o5x)

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Yo, Pet Moron lurkers! Obviously you're not just great servants to your pets, your eloquence shows in how you write about them.

So don't be shy. Comment more often. The Horde, it does not bite.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 09, 2019 03:10 PM (LsBY9)

11 CCC - To bad you didn't have a Prussian name for a Pommeranian.

Posted by: Skip at February 09, 2019 03:11 PM (/rm4P)

12 I have no idea how to train a cat.
I have never trained a cat.
I have had several cats train me, however.

Posted by: navybrat on a mission from Odin at February 09, 2019 03:12 PM (w7KSn)

13 I am doing some year end stuff for my business, and trying to get ready for my winter camping trip into the Boundary Waters. Gear is all over the living room much to my wife's dismay. Dog is having a grand time sniffing each piece of gear and then laying all over my stuff. Dogs just don't care where they plop down.

Posted by: Minnfidel at February 09, 2019 03:14 PM (L3YlV)

14 So many great (animal) friends of the Horde. We're all in this together.

Posted by: Plum at February 09, 2019 03:14 PM (1a6n7)

15 My estate planning for my 4 cats is empty urns that will need to be filled along with the 50k bill for the furnishings that they destroyed over they're lifetimes so they can hopefully process that as they feel the lil pin pricks.

Posted by: Drider at February 09, 2019 03:14 PM (Sr/4K)

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I have had several cats train me, however.

Posted by: navybrat on a mission from Odin


That's the joke at Schloss Hadrian: did we train the house girls or did they train us to give them treats when we leave?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 09, 2019 03:15 PM (LsBY9)

17 Not exactly a pet but . . .

I saw a show yesterday about herbivore dinosaur defense mechanisms. They opined that parasaurolophus, the large duck-billed dinosaurs resembling a kangaroo but having several feet of tubing extending across the top of the head and to the rear, used that hollow tubing to create a foghorn like bellow which, when combined with those of the rest of the herd, could create a sonic blast that could temporarily disable attacking predators.

https://bit.ly/2thCsvq

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 09, 2019 03:15 PM (+y/Ru)

18 My 2 girls (inseparable litter mates) used to love grooming. I swear they had to be reincarnated Hollywood divas. They'd turn inside out as I got closer to the groomers, and pulled at the leads to get inside. The groomer noted that they had to bathe them together, or they'd completely freak.
They could run for half a day on the beach and not be as tuckered out as they were after a trip to the groomer, and they'd crash for the rest of the day. Basking in their glowing beauty I suppose. They knew they looked good.

Not a day goes by I don't miss the heck out of them. Someday I'll be able to get a dog again.

Posted by: clutch cargo at February 09, 2019 03:15 PM (sLicW)

19 I have had several cats train me, however.

Same here. My cats should be baseball umpires-- if I'm Late with the (Fancy Feast) Plate, I'm Out at the Plate. They haven't ejected me yet, though.

Posted by: Basement Cat at February 09, 2019 03:16 PM (3C9q2)

20 El Toro is ridiculously cute.

Posted by: m at February 09, 2019 03:16 PM (hl9+B)

21 1184 https://www.thenewneo.com/2019/02/08/training-cats/
Posted by: Skip at February 09, 2019 04:21 AM

I posted this on last nights ONT.

Posted by: Skip at February 09, 2019 03:17 PM (/rm4P)

22 Our dog's name for me is Thing I Let Near My Children.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at February 09, 2019 03:17 PM (EZebt)

23 CCC, where'd you get El Toro? I'm wondering because of the question mark after his breed.

Posted by: m at February 09, 2019 03:18 PM (hl9+B)

24 I posted this on last nights ONT.

Sorry. I don't read ONTs any longer.

Posted by: Basement Cat at February 09, 2019 03:19 PM (3C9q2)

25 Cinnamon has me trained, she sleeps on my lap keeping me sitting while I should be getting up to do stuff.

Posted by: Skip at February 09, 2019 03:20 PM (/rm4P)

26 My cat sits in the hall, waits for me to walk by.
Then, he swats me.
wtaf?
I don't deserve this.
Deserve's got nothin' to do with it, I guess.

Posted by: navybrat on a mission from Odin at February 09, 2019 03:22 PM (w7KSn)

27 Byron's Epitaph for a Dog:

When some proud Son of Man returns to Earth,
Unknown to Glory but upheld by Birth,
The sculptor's art exhausts the pomp of woe,
And storied urns record who rests below:
When all is done, upon the Tomb is seen
Not what he was, but what he should have been.
But the poor Dog, in life the firmest friend,
The first to welcome, foremost to defend,
Whose honest heart is still his Master's own,
Who labours, fights, lives, breathes for him alone,
Unhonour'd falls, unnotic'd all his worth,
Deny'd in heaven the Soul he held on earth:
While man, vain insect! hopes to be forgiven,
And claims himself a sole exclusive heaven.
Oh man! thou feeble tenant of an hour,
Debas'd by slavery, or corrupt by power,
Who knows thee well, must quit thee with disgust,
Degraded mass of animated dust!
Thy love is lust, thy friendship all a cheat,
Thy tongue hypocrisy, thy heart deceit!
By nature vile, ennobled but by name,
Each kindred brute might bid thee blush for shame.
Ye! who behold perchance this simple urn,
Pass on, it honors none you wish to mourn.
To mark a friend's remains these stones arise;
I never knew but one -- and here he lies.


I disagree with Byron on whether dogs make it to heaven -- what would be the point if they didn't? -- but the rest...

Posted by: Rob Crawford at February 09, 2019 03:23 PM (naEeR)

28 My cat sits in the hall, waits for me to walk by.
Then, he swats me.


He's getting his batting practice in for when a dog walks by.

Posted by: Basement Cat at February 09, 2019 03:23 PM (3C9q2)

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used that hollow tubing to create a foghorn like bellow which, when combined with those of the rest of the herd, could create a sonic blast that could temporarily disable attacking predators.

https://bit.ly/2thCsvq
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler


Sounds as believable as global warming.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 09, 2019 03:25 PM (aKsyK)

30 What a fine set of moron pets this week, and great pics of all of them.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at February 09, 2019 03:26 PM (jUcoH)

31 Via David Thompson (the site linked in the Moving beyond Judeo-Christianity [KT] post for the Tate Gallery silliness):

When your towels are too orderly (for your cat).

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y6lf65ko

Posted by: m at February 09, 2019 03:27 PM (hl9+B)

32 Why not name your dog 'Dammit'? That's what my oldest thought his name was for the first half of his adolescence.

Posted by: LCMS Rulz! at February 09, 2019 03:27 PM (o7l6R)

33 I think brindle markingsvare so gorgeous.

Posted by: Emmie at February 09, 2019 03:29 PM (4HMW8)

34 Sounds as believable as global warming.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr.


Indeed. The whole herd projects a sonic attack that disables the bad guys without affecting themselves.

Do they line up like black-powder-era musketmen before they fire?

Posted by: mikeski at February 09, 2019 03:29 PM (P1f+c)

35 I disagree with Byron on whether dogs make it to heaven -- what would be the point if they didn't? -- but the rest...
Posted by: Rob Crawford at February 09, 2019 03:23 PM (naEeR)

He knew some things, not everything, amirite ?

Posted by: runner at February 09, 2019 03:30 PM (bUjCl)

36 MisHum, quick note to say thanks for the Pet Thread. Always a joy to look at the moronimals. (Except maybe the self-eating gekko )

Posted by: olddog in mo at February 09, 2019 03:30 PM (Dhht7)

37 28 My cat sits in the hall, waits for me to walk by.
Then, he swats me.

He's getting his batting practice in for when a dog walks by.
Posted by: Basement Cat at February 09, 2019 03:23 PM (3C9q2)

Pouncing and seizing.

Posted by: m at February 09, 2019 03:30 PM (hl9+B)

38 Pouncing and seizing.
Posted by: m at February 09, 2019 03:30 PM (hl9+B)

Hillary! is good at listing and seizing.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at February 09, 2019 03:32 PM (FXbwN)

39 Pouncing and seizing.
Posted by: m at February 09, 2019 03:30 PM (hl9+B)

Posted by: hogmartin at February 09, 2019 03:33 PM (AuDw8)

40 @36 olddog even the geckos need love

Thanks

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 09, 2019 03:33 PM (aA3+G)

41 Hadrian, Is Delilah on her way to NY?

Posted by: Ben Had at February 09, 2019 03:33 PM (uefWR)

42 Yes MH, thank you as always. One of the things I look forward to every weekend. All great pets!

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 09, 2019 03:35 PM (dUJdY)

43 Dogs, cats, and an albino gecko, oh my.

I don't think Jackie-O-Lantern will have any trouble finding a home.

Toro looks pathetically adorable with his sweater and cone.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at February 09, 2019 03:41 PM (Ct8k6)

44 Great thread as usual.
I always wonder what the other dogs say when one show up in the cone of shame. Do they sympathize or make fun?

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at February 09, 2019 03:42 PM (pw+jk)

45 Thanks jewells
I enjoy putting this thread together

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 09, 2019 03:43 PM (aA3+G)

46 awesome as ever!...thnx to MH too.

Posted by: concrete girl at February 09, 2019 03:43 PM (VzI4f)

47 Sounds as believable as global warming.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 09, 2019 03:25 PM (aKsyK)

Well, the NatGeo link didn't open for me, but I would rate it more believable than Global Warming. Much more so. The Global Warming alarmists want us to modify our behavior to our detriment and their benefit, and to pick our pockets clean. The dinosaur paleontologists simply want to understand dinosaurs better to satisfy their natural curiosity, and, incidentally, to entertain us. They don't have an anti-human agenda.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 09, 2019 03:45 PM (nPGq2)

48 Byron was not the first poet to write an epitaph for a pet. Joachim du Bellay wrote a long epitaph (in early modern French) in 1558 for his cat Belaud, a grey Chartreux kitty. A few lines in English translation:

Here lies Belaud, my little gray cat,
Belaud, that was the most handsome perhaps
That nature ever made in cat's clothing.
This was Belaud, death to rats.
Belaud, to be sure his beauty was such
That he deserves to be immortal.

The entire poem is an intense outpouring of grief for Belaud. Anyone who wants to read the French original, here it is: https://tinyurl.com/yxhhmb8m

Posted by: Basement Cat at February 09, 2019 03:47 PM (3C9q2)

49 Happy to hear Ghost is good.


I think your dog has probably named you "Woof".

It's like a Groot thing.

Posted by: eleven at February 09, 2019 03:50 PM (NLLmE)

50 I don't know what my dogs would think of the doggy dryer.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at February 09, 2019 03:50 PM (Ct8k6)

51 I always wonder what the other dogs say when one show up in the cone of shame. Do they sympathize or make fun?
Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious



They just want to know if it's edible.

Posted by: eleven at February 09, 2019 03:51 PM (NLLmE)

52 Indeed. The whole herd projects a sonic attack that disables the bad guys without affecting themselves.



Do they line up like black-powder-era musketmen before they fire?

Posted by: mikeski at February 09, 2019 03:29 PM (P1f+c)


No, like Cuban Security Services

Posted by: Kindltot at February 09, 2019 03:52 PM (mUa7G)

53 As to demeanor changes with injury and with names:

I was "gifted" with a cat as no one else in the building would/could take it. So I took care of him and fed him and made sure he could get out and roam a bit and had a warm and dry place to stay but he wasn't very affectionate. You could pick him up and carrying him around (I used to drape him around my neck and he would stay quite comfortably) and pet him but he was not into curling up in the lap or dancing around your legs when you'd see him. Then he got hit. Not too bad. Concussion bruising and a cut on his head. He must've ducked just in time. But after a few days in hospital and brought home he started cuddling up on me when I was sitting down or lying down. I think he knew HE OWED ME. Bigtime.

As to names: we got a nice tabby similar color as her mother who was named Smoky. So we named her Sparky. The cat was a hellion for about a month until we couldn't take it anymore so we decided to do a name change and started to call her Baby. It worked! She calmed right down and became a lap cat except when the dog and her would chase each other up and down our linoleum floor in the hall. They would get up speed and then slide into/under the bed in the room at the end. What fun.

Posted by: jakee308 at February 09, 2019 03:52 PM (bAnRM)

54 Thanks from me, too, Mis Hum. I lubs teh pet thread.

Posted by: Appycay at February 09, 2019 03:54 PM (tzwa9)

55 We just had his DNA done.
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Is he 1/1024 Latin American? Because I think I can get him a job at Harvard if he is.

Posted by: andycanuck at February 09, 2019 03:55 PM (Evws/)

56 38 Hillary! is good at listing and seizing.
Posted by: Pug Mahon at February 09, 2019 03:32 PM (FXbwN)

Boozing and schmoozing.
And losing.

Posted by: m at February 09, 2019 03:57 PM (hl9+B)

57 Owning dawgs and cats should be taxed because they release human greenhouse gases into the atmispheer also !!!

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattlboro, VT at February 09, 2019 03:58 PM (qM84C)

58 Why not name your dog 'Dammit'?

I remember reading a bit of advice on a pet thread here a few years back: Never give a pet a name you would be embarrassed to use in public if you had to call or chase the critter: like "Dumbass" or "Katshit" or "Old Tuna Breath" or worse. Been thinking this week that a couple more potential kitty names can be crossed off my list: "Fairfax," "Alexandria," "Justin," and "Ralph."

Posted by: Basement Cat at February 09, 2019 04:02 PM (3C9q2)

59 Attn: Moron cat attendants.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y3gl7smx

These curled up into a ball make purrfect potential murder victims.

Posted by: DaveA at February 09, 2019 04:04 PM (FhXTo)

60 Doggeh says HOW YA DOIN, SEXY? to Molly Golightly

such cute Moronpets!

Posted by: VM's phone wants a nap at February 09, 2019 04:05 PM (EGSGm)

61 The Catholic priest at our parish named his dog Dammit. Always funny to hear him call out "Dammit, come here!"

Posted by: zogger at February 09, 2019 04:06 PM (SKahJ)

62 <3 Jackie-O and Sammy.

Posted by: logprof at February 09, 2019 04:07 PM (e7oj4)

63 Loved the photo of Molly Golightly. She reminded me of the Missus' and my first dog, Larry. He was about 95lbs. and of indeterminate breed (he was black with tan eyebrows and undercarriage, kind of a mix between a Golden Retriever and a German Shephard).

That dog was crazy about anything wet. We'd be driving past a river, stream, lake or mud puddle and he'd jump up and bark insanely in an effort to alert us to a potential water-fetch scenario. Often we couldn't stop, but the times we did only reinforced his obsession.

He was a great dog. Loved that fella.

Posted by: Cranky Old Fart at February 09, 2019 04:07 PM (YBUIU)

64 Because I think I can get him a job at Harvard if he is.
Posted by: andycanuck at February 09, 2019 03:55 PM (Evws/)


How about a job at the University of Montreal? Or would he have to tick the Francophone box too?

Posted by: Basement Cat at February 09, 2019 04:07 PM (3C9q2)

65 61 The Catholic priest at our parish named his dog Dammit. Always funny to hear him call out "Dammit, come here!"
Posted by: zogger at February 09, 2019 04:06 PM (SKahJ)

--"But I though I was Jesus Christ!"

[Is it still okay to quote Bill Cosby jokes?]

Posted by: logprof at February 09, 2019 04:08 PM (e7oj4)

66 The Catholic priest at our parish named his dog Dammit. Always funny to hear him call out "Dammit, come here!"
Posted by: zogger at February 09, 2019 04:06 PM (SKahJ)

Good thing he did not name him "Diablo" -

"Diablo, come here !"

Posted by: runner at February 09, 2019 04:08 PM (bUjCl)

67 The Catholic priest at our parish named his dog Dammit.

A pastor friend of mine named his kitty Magnificat.

Posted by: Basement Cat at February 09, 2019 04:09 PM (3C9q2)

68 A pastor friend of mine named his kitty Magnificat.



That is acceptable...

Posted by: Cats everywhere at February 09, 2019 04:10 PM (bUjCl)

69 A pastor friend of mine named his kitty Magnificat.
Posted by: Basement Cat at February 09, 2019 04:09 PM (3C9q2)

--That is awesome.

"My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord. . . ."

Posted by: logprof at February 09, 2019 04:11 PM (e7oj4)

70 Fine examples from the pet horde this week and every week.

Mrs. Gun and I lost our sweet Wheaton, Nico, and beautiful parrot, Parker, within two months last Fall. They leave us too soon.

Big thanks to MH and everyone for reminding that there is unconditional love in this world.

Posted by: Love Gun at February 09, 2019 04:12 PM (gjB0k)

71 "I remember reading a bit of advice on a pet thread here a few years
back: Never give a pet a name you would be embarrassed to use in public
if you had to call or chase the critter: like "Dumbass" or "Katshit" or
"Old Tuna Breath" or worse. Been thinking this week that a couple more
potential kitty names can be crossed off my list: "Fairfax,"
"Alexandria," "Justin," and "Ralph.""
Posted by: Basement Cat at February 09, 2019 04:02 PM (3C9q2)

I told the wife I wanted to eventually get a Leonberger. They're beautiful huge dogs, and they generally are referred to as "bergers". I told her "and we shall name him 'Bacon', and he shall thereafter be referred to as 'the Bacon Berger'"
I thought it was brilliant. She didn't share my enthusiasm. There's just no tellin' with some people.

Posted by: Cranky Old Fart at February 09, 2019 04:12 PM (YBUIU)

72 "My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord. . . ."

Yep-- I grew up with that Vespers canticle too. i'm expecting grammie winger to chime in-- the Rev doubtless knows the whole thing by heart.

Posted by: Basement Cat at February 09, 2019 04:13 PM (3C9q2)

73 I told her "and we shall name him 'Bacon', and he shall thereafter be referred to as 'the Bacon Berger'"
I thought it was brilliant. She didn't share my enthusiasm.


"Bacon Berger" sounds a bit too much like "Bilderberger" or "Sandy Berger."

Posted by: Basement Cat at February 09, 2019 04:16 PM (3C9q2)

74 Mmm. Bergers.

Posted by: b. hussein obama at February 09, 2019 04:16 PM (Evws/)

75 Magnificat! Fantastic name for a kitty.

Posted by: IC at February 09, 2019 04:16 PM (LJUs+)

76 Is that KT from the garden threads gecko?

Posted by: lin-duh at February 09, 2019 04:18 PM (kufk0)

77 CCC -- Too bad you didn't have a Prussian name for a Pommeranian.
------
Hohenzollern? There's even a march you could walk him to.

Posted by: andycanuck at February 09, 2019 04:19 PM (Evws/)

78 There's even a march you could walk him to.

"Preussens Gloria" or "Der Hohenfriedberger Marsch"?

Posted by: Basement Cat at February 09, 2019 04:22 PM (3C9q2)

79
Never give a pet a name you would be embarrassed to use in public
if you had to call or chase the critter: like "Dumbass" or "Katshit"


My sister and her husband had a cat named Ansel (named for Ansel Adams). Brother in law was on the front porch calling "Ansel!" The neighbor wondered why he was yelling "asshole."

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 09, 2019 04:24 PM (aKsyK)

80 72 "My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord. . . ."

Yep-- I grew up with that Vespers canticle too. i'm expecting grammie winger to chime in-- the Rev doubtless knows the whole thing by heart.
Posted by: Basement Cat at February 09, 2019 04:13 PM (3C9q2)

--"Suscepit" from Bach's Magnificat

Beautiful

Posted by: logprof at February 09, 2019 04:25 PM (e7oj4)

81 Training a cat is easy.
Just figure out what the cat is going to do anyways and then right before they do it say do that.

Posted by: DaveA at February 09, 2019 04:25 PM (FhXTo)

82 Hohenzollern? There's even a march you could walk him to.
Posted by: andycanuck at February 09, 2019 04:19 PM (Evws/)

--What's wrong with Danzig?

[headbangs]

Posted by: logprof at February 09, 2019 04:26 PM (e7oj4)

83 What do dogs name us? They usually pick up the stoopid hooman names that the other stoopid hoomans call us. If you ask a dog, "Where's so-and-so?" they react as if they know who you're talking about.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at February 09, 2019 04:26 PM (zmIJL)

84 Shit.

Bach link:

https://youtu.be/uKSNLvGvlFI

Posted by: logprof at February 09, 2019 04:27 PM (e7oj4)

85 Beautiful

So is the "Omnes generationes" section. I sang Bach's Magnificat when I was in my college's choir. Don't ask me how long ago that was.

Posted by: Basement Cat at February 09, 2019 04:28 PM (3C9q2)

86 My sister and her husband had a cat named Ansel (named for Ansel Adams). Brother in law was on the front porch calling "Ansel!" The neighbor wondered why he was yelling "asshole."
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 09, 2019 04:24 PM

Uh oh. I guess the name Puck is off limits.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at February 09, 2019 04:29 PM (zmIJL)

87 Poor sweet little El Toro. What a funny yet poignant photo! I have a friend who also is going through the hellish "chew-and-lick-till-it's raw" thing with her dog who can't stop self mutilating. They've done the cone, creams, and injection route as well as changing the food, and she created a specially made "costume" to make the hot spots difficult to reach, but it's an ongoing battle.

Great pet thread again today. Thank you everybody and MisHum.

Posted by: corn and beans at February 09, 2019 04:29 PM (tkNkP)

88 My sister and her husband had a cat named Ansel (named for Ansel Adams). Brother in law was on the front porch calling "Ansel!" The neighbor wondered why he was yelling "asshole."
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr.


Living in Minnesota, I've heard similar stories about dogs and cats named "Puckett". Limerick material, there.

Posted by: mikeski at February 09, 2019 04:29 PM (P1f+c)

89 There is literally a "Hohenzollern March" that I just listened to but the one I actually had in mind playing in my head when I typed it was the "Der Hohenfriedberger Marsch" that I'm listening to right now!

Posted by: andycanuck at February 09, 2019 04:30 PM (Evws/)

90 Best current names for a pair of dogs:

Chuck and Nancy

"Oh look! Chuck is licking his balls again!"

"Nancy got into the cat litter box and ate some turds."

Actually, if I were getting a pair of puppies today I'd go with Oslo and Malmo.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at February 09, 2019 04:31 PM (zmIJL)

91 So is the "Omnes generationes" section. I sang Bach's Magnificat when I was in my college's choir. Don't ask me how long ago that was.
Posted by: Basement Cat at February 09, 2019 04:28 PM (3C9q2)

--I won't as long as you don't ask when I was in college.

Imagine how ugly the world was c. 1700. Then consider how gorgeous the Magnificat Bach composed then is. Maybe there is a god.

Posted by: logprof at February 09, 2019 04:33 PM (e7oj4)

92 Bach link:

Thank you for that-- after this week's VA clown show, I needed something truly lovely to lift my spirit. Been a dismal February weatherwise too so far. Bach is the best "soul food" I know.

Posted by: Basement Cat at February 09, 2019 04:33 PM (3C9q2)

93 And when I just Bing searched for "Brandenburg March", three-quarters of the first-page responses were weather reports related!

Posted by: andycanuck at February 09, 2019 04:34 PM (Evws/)

94 That El Toro seems like quite the dog. I like him.

Posted by: The Artist Formerly Known as SD at February 09, 2019 04:38 PM (kiyD3)

95 Tony --

My cat is also named Ghost. He's a neutered male, pure white, domestic longhair. Was semi-feral when I got him. He loves being petted, and will sleep on the bed, but most definitely does not want to be held -- much to my disappointment.

He is an excellent screen blocker, and expert at getting in front of the monitor when I'm trying to read something especially interesting, or if I'm in a particularly challenging game battle ...

Posted by: empire1 at February 09, 2019 04:39 PM (wZI7Q)

96
==Uh oh. I guess the name Puck is off limits. posted by JuJuBee==

No it is not! But careful enunciation is very, very important. In fact, I will be submitting a Puck story in the next few weeks. Just hadn't gotten around to it yet.

Posted by: corn and beans at February 09, 2019 04:40 PM (tkNkP)

97 Our cat is Miriam. Originally she was Moses, because she was a feral kitten we found in our barn. Then we realized she was missing something. Most ornery cat east of the Catskills. That includes bobcats.

Posted by: Caliban at February 09, 2019 04:43 PM (QE8X6)

98 Imagine how ugly the world was c. 1700. Then consider how gorgeous the Magnificat Bach composed then is.

Bach was born only 37 years after the end of the Thirty Years' War, which many historians consider the greatest disaster in German history-- not only in terms of loss of life (10 million dead by some estimates) but also in regard to social collapse and general cultural degradation. It's a wonder to me that Bach wrote such glorious music when and where he did. To me, that's a pretty good proof that there is a God.

*paging grammie winger again*

Posted by: Basement Cat at February 09, 2019 04:43 PM (3C9q2)

99 Dogs run to get help after their owner collapses from a stroke:

https://tinyurl.com/y5xg49uy

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 09, 2019 04:43 PM (AllCR)

100 I guess people are out and about with real lives and things to do....Like purify themselves for the VaMoMe tonight....

Posted by: lin-duh at February 09, 2019 04:46 PM (kufk0)

101 Are you going Lin-duh? Wish I was there!

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 09, 2019 04:47 PM (dUJdY)

102 Limerick material, there.

*looks around, doesn't see Muldoon*

Oldie but goodie:

There once was a lass from Nantucket
Who got her head stuck in a bucket.
People started to say,
"You look better that way."
She said, "So does Nantucket. Forget it."

*asks Fenelon for Absolution*

Posted by: Basement Cat at February 09, 2019 04:49 PM (3C9q2)

103 No, I'm at home. I have a lot going on right now...

Posted by: lin-duh at February 09, 2019 04:49 PM (kufk0)

104 Pity it's the Pet Thread.

The VaMoMe mention would be such a great opportunity to riff on for inappropriate political humor.

But, Pet Thread, so it'll have to wait till later.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at February 09, 2019 04:51 PM (QzJWU)

105 I'm supposed to go over to my sons tonight to watch movie. It's so cold I don't even want to go out. It's just miserable here.

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 09, 2019 04:53 PM (dUJdY)

106

The Indiana State Department of Health issued an advisory Saturday after a bat interrupted the Indiana Pacers vs. Los Angeles Clippers basketball game on Thursday, Feb. 7.

Since the bat is no longer in Bankers Life Fieldhouse, the rabies status of this bat is unknown, according to ISDH. They advise that a person is considered potentially exposed to rabies only if direct contact occurs between a bat and the person's bare skin.

Right now, the Health Department has no reports of anyone having direct contact with the bat.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 09, 2019 04:53 PM (aKsyK)

107 {hugs} Lin-duh.

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 09, 2019 04:54 PM (dUJdY)

108 The VaMoMe mention would be such a great opportunity to riff on for inappropriate political humor.

But, Pet Thread, so it'll have to wait till later.


Pets not invited to the VaMoMe?

Posted by: Basement Cat at February 09, 2019 04:54 PM (3C9q2)

109 There should be a special award for people who legitimately manage to get the same photo on both the Pet and the Garden thread. Now if the dog was playing chess at the same time...

Posted by: MW at February 09, 2019 04:58 PM (hNTtn)

110 Thanks Jewells. My saga continues since I found out that there were some changes from one week to the next so there is still a very slim chance of seeing a heartbeat when I go again Wednesday...

Posted by: lin-duh at February 09, 2019 04:58 PM (kufk0)

111 I'm pretty sure my dogs think my name is "Daddy". Every day they greet me at the door after work, all excited, and J calls out "Is your Daddy home?"

Posted by: Farmer at February 09, 2019 04:58 PM (T5tjg)

112 Since the bat is no longer in Bankers Life Fieldhouse, the rabies status of this bat is unknown, according to ISDH. They advise that a person is considered potentially exposed to rabies only if direct contact occurs between a bat and the person's bare skin

Actually, there is a possibility that the bat might be rabid and people should be cautious. According to the CDC, most cases of rabies in humans in the United States in the last 20 years or so were from bat bites, raccoon bites being second.

I guess that allows me to make a Coonman joke, so that Jim won't feel bad.

Posted by: Basement Cat at February 09, 2019 04:58 PM (3C9q2)

113 99 Dogs run to get help after their owner collapses from a stroke:

https://tinyurl.com/y5xg49uy
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 09, 2019 04:43 PM (AllCR)

--Wow.

And isn't it amazing that soe dogs can *smell* cancer cells?

Posted by: logprof at February 09, 2019 04:59 PM (e7oj4)

114 Uh oh. I guess the name Puck is off limits.
Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at February 09, 2019 04:29 PM


Nay, my fine fellow Moron, 'tis a fine nomen.

Prithee, let us celebrate it this Midsummer's Eve.

Posted by: Robin "Puck" Goodfellow at February 09, 2019 05:00 PM (DMUuz)

115 Prayers for you Lin-duh.. May God give you strength and peace. I'm always here if you need an ear or shoulder.

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 09, 2019 05:01 PM (dUJdY)

116 Bats don't really bother me. Here in Cen Tex is bat central. Just down the road from us by my inlays house is the densest population of mammals in the world, a giant bat cave. When they take off to hunt in the evening they show up on radar. They eat the bugs so I have no issue with them.

Posted by: lin-duh at February 09, 2019 05:01 PM (kufk0)

117 Thanks Jewells!

Posted by: lin-duh at February 09, 2019 05:02 PM (kufk0)

118 Another great Pet Morons column, Mis Hum! Thanks for the needed lift to the spirits on this dreary and cold day.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at February 09, 2019 05:02 PM (RkS3d)

119 Owning dawgs and cats should be taxed because they release human greenhouse gases into the atmispheer also !!!
Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattlboro, VT at February 09, 2019 03:58 PM (qM84C)
* * * *

Bless your heart...

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at February 09, 2019 05:02 PM (RkS3d)

120 Posted by: Basement Cat at February 09, 2019 04:43 PM (3C9q2)

--1914-1945 was only the lame sequel Thirty Years' War II: Steampunk Bugaloo

Posted by: logprof at February 09, 2019 05:02 PM (e7oj4)

121 And isn't it amazing that soe dogs can *smell* cancer cells?

Some people with diabetes have service dogs that can tell from the owner's breath if he or she took too much insulin or is hypoglycemic for other reasons.

Posted by: Basement Cat at February 09, 2019 05:03 PM (3C9q2)

122 This is another reason I think there's a God. Martin Rinkhart-who was a pastor who wrote the famous hymn while he was serving as the only pastor left in a walled city with people that were facing starvation and death during the Thirty Years War. Rinkart was performing dozens of funerals a day. It's used a Thanksgiving Day hymn now hymn but it really was in thanksgiving to the meager food they had and that they were still alive:

https://tinyurl.com/y38stur4

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 09, 2019 05:04 PM (AllCR)

123 Thanks, MisHum, and all the PetMorons & their people, for another wonderful Pet Thread !


Mrs Eez and I frequently give each other cards not only from each other but also from the dog(s), and some years ago one of mine came addressed to "Dad, or as we sometimes call him, Big Hairless", which I adopted as my Dog Name.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at February 09, 2019 05:04 PM (xH86r)

124 lin-duh, stay strong.

We love you!

Posted by: logprof at February 09, 2019 05:04 PM (e7oj4)

125 Anyone know who breed Henry is? He's adorably fluffy.

Posted by: Tuna at February 09, 2019 05:05 PM (jm1YL)

126 122 The hymn is "Now Thank We all Our God"

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 09, 2019 05:05 PM (AllCR)

127 Bats don't really bother me. Here in Cen Tex is bat central. Just down the road from us by my inlays house is the densest population of mammals in the world, a giant bat cave. When they take off to hunt in the evening they show up on radar. They eat the bugs so I have no issue with them.
Posted by: lin-duh at February 09, 2019 05:01 PM (kufk0)

You can buy plans for "bat houses", kind of like birdhouses...put one in your yard, bats take up residence, eat up your mosquito population.

Posted by: antisocialist at February 09, 2019 05:05 PM (2shuf)

128 That Jackie O picture is awesome.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at February 09, 2019 05:05 PM (PUmDY)

129 But, Pet Thread, so it'll have to wait till later.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at February 09, 2019 04:51 PM (QzJWU)

--Jim Chess/Dress Thread up next.

Please unload when it's up!

Posted by: logprof at February 09, 2019 05:05 PM (e7oj4)

130 --1914-1945 was only the lame sequel Thirty Years' War II

From what I've read, there were some parts of Germany that had a higher death toll (in absolute numbers, not just relative) between 1618 and 1648 than in the two World Wars.

Posted by: Basement Cat at February 09, 2019 05:05 PM (3C9q2)

131 https://youtu.be/TpAdoxR6Cic
Marsch des Yorck'sches Korps

Posted by: Skip at February 09, 2019 05:06 PM (/rm4P)

132 OT: Good morning from the Midwest:

https://tinyurl.com/yyldrreq

Posted by: t-bird at February 09, 2019 05:06 PM (Upqfr)

133
Ben Had,
Yes, Her Majesty and Delilah are on their way to NYC. Stopping in Virginia tonight and getting there tomorrow.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 09, 2019 05:07 PM (LsBY9)

134 I'm sitting in a taphouse. Another customer has a beagle in an adorable parka.

Posted by: Northernlurker at February 09, 2019 05:08 PM (QWwsC)

135 OT: Good morning from the Midwest

lol.. pretty much how it is right now. It sucks.

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 09, 2019 05:10 PM (dUJdY)

136 What is a parka?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at February 09, 2019 05:11 PM (PUmDY)

137 Live "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leden" (Bach)

https://youtu.be/9vsaDIs_1-I

Posted by: logprof at February 09, 2019 05:11 PM (e7oj4)

138 Is All of Bach still happening?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at February 09, 2019 05:12 PM (PUmDY)

139 What is a parka?

A big ass coat with a hood with fur around it. Keeps ya warm!

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 09, 2019 05:12 PM (dUJdY)

140 NOOD chess.

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 09, 2019 05:13 PM (dUJdY)

141 https://youtu.be/9vsaDIs_1-I

Many thanks again!

Posted by: Basement Cat at February 09, 2019 05:14 PM (3C9q2)

142 Bach wrote a single line melody that sounds pleasant played right to left or left right, or together, as a duet as if on a mobius strip.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUHQ2ybTejU

Posted by: navybrat, sometime commentater at February 09, 2019 05:15 PM (w7KSn)

143 From what I've read, there were some parts of Germany that had a higher death toll (in absolute numbers, not just relative) between 1618 and 1648 than in the two World Wars.
Posted by: Basement Cat at February 09, 2019 05:05 PM (3C9q2)

--Tru dat.

1618-48 will get a glancing mention in my novel, but the Great War will be front and centre for one chapter.

Both horrific tragedies and the darkest corners of Man.

Posted by: logprof at February 09, 2019 05:16 PM (e7oj4)

144 Our latest vet bill is up to 1100. I reported 700 on the ont. Nope 1100. Damn dog is going to leave us homeless. Its a good thing we like the little shit. Hes sleeping on the couch now with mrs kim.

Posted by: usntakim profoundly deplorable at February 09, 2019 05:17 PM (0OmEj)

145 1618-48 will get a glancing mention in my novel, but the Great War will be front and centre for one chapter.

You're writing a novel? Please keep us posted.

Posted by: Basement Cat at February 09, 2019 05:17 PM (3C9q2)

146 All of Bach

http://allofbach.com/en/bwv/bwv-1063/

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at February 09, 2019 05:19 PM (PUmDY)

147 Do dogs go to Heaven?

At each stage of Creation, the Almighty God looked at His work and pronounced it "good." Is He gonna trash all that on the last day, and just grab some human souls? Doubt it.

And if you didn't think pets have souls, you wouldn't be reading this far in the comments on the Pet Thread.

Posted by: LCMS Rulz! at February 09, 2019 05:22 PM (o7l6R)

148 Great pics! What breed is Henry? Sure is a cutie.

Also, some fantastic links this week. Cotton the rescued cat made me cry, and the two dogs who saved their owner are real heros.

Posted by: Gem at February 09, 2019 05:25 PM (XoAz8)

149 Thanks logprof!

Posted by: lin-duh at February 09, 2019 05:38 PM (kufk0)

150 Weekly draft cross that had laminitis update, probably I will cut back on them. He is doing well. We had a cold snap and he is off pain meds and only on thyroid, low starch feed and taping pads to his feet. Owner posted Thursday that it was -3 when she did his morning care and he demanded to go for a walk and then ended with "I think right now my toes feel worse than his do"

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at February 09, 2019 05:57 PM (jUcoH)

151 Funny about you always wanting to name your dog Damnit. I actually named my corgi that! And my other corgi is Sonofabitch or Sonny-B for short.

Posted by: Austinstorm at February 09, 2019 07:14 PM (o1Loz)

152 Well, you'll get this lurker (lurkette?) to comment with your Henry breed questions. He is a Coton De Tulear, not very common yet in the USA. You are right that he is mischievous - makes us laugh every day (and we need that at this time in our lives and in history). His fur feels like long staple cotton when brushed After we got him, I found out that Barbra Streisand has one, so we are doing our part to redeem the breed reputation!

Posted by: Kay at February 09, 2019 08:03 PM (4N7nW)

153 My dog named me God-Emperor of Everything, Whom I Must Touch When Sleeping and Mate of The Thing That Makes me My Food.

Posted by: West at February 09, 2019 08:24 PM (aSbtk)

154 Exactly how late can I post on a thread without getting banned? I guess I'm about to find out...

We got El Toro from a customer of my husband. She had a dog that was part Pomeranian (the ??? is whatever else she was--I never found out, and maybe the customer didn't know). Some white dog jumped their fence and impregnated her dog. We took El Toro to a bark-at-the-park event once and found some American Eskimos that looked just like him, except they didn't have brown ears. So I've always assumed that that's what Toro's father was, especially given that his temperament matches the breed, in particular the incessant barking.

Re: Prussian names, I suppose we could have named him Der Stiere.

Posted by: CCC at February 09, 2019 09:20 PM (mgusq)

155 >>>We got El Toro from a customer of my husband.

Thanks, CCC! El Toro clearly won in the cuteness department.

Posted by: m at February 10, 2019 02:38 AM (gbepJ)

156 I have a friend who has 2 cats, named Comehere and Goaway

Posted by: liz953 at February 10, 2019 09:44 AM (frv51)

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