Ace of Spades Pet Thread

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Welcome to the almost world famous Ace of Spades Pet Thread. Why not take a break and escape to the world of animals.


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A Little of This. A Little of That.


The Pet Thread can have a feel good story of the day too!!


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H/T Hank Curmudgeon


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A happy reunion.

March 27 (UPI) -- A dog that escaped from her kennel at an Atlanta airport has been found after three days and will be returned to her owners, officials said.

Gale, a prize-winning 22-month-old American Staffordshire Terrier, was found to be missing from her kennel Saturday when she and her handlers were preparing to board a Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport flight to Amsterdam, where her owners reside, with her handlers.


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Verizon doesn't like cats.

Verizon has raised controversy by suspending an employee hailed as a hero for using a bucket truck to rescue a cat stranded atop a Philadelphia utility pole.

A video captured March 16 in the Port Richmond neighborhood shows Verizon employee Maurice German using his bucket truck to rescue the stranded cat from the very top of the pole.


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PUPPY!!! H/T Our Country is Screwed


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Should these be crimes? The competitive world of dog grooming.
H/T Hank Curmudgeon


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Meet The PetMorons


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My son's dog, C.J., a border collie/st. bernard and my Geddy, a doberman, know the ball is in the water but it is too close to the waterfall to retrieve it. I think the noise scares them off. It was their first swim of the season. -S.Lynn

So how did the ball get to close to the waterfall? Hmmmm? That is a great photo. Those two look like really good buddies. Thanks for sharing.


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found these two wandering around a rather busy parking lot and coaxed them into my vehicle. My wife and I were a bit concerned, due to the lack of collars and tags. However, we took them to the vet and had them scanned for a chip, which they both had. Within a few hours, we had managed to return both pooches to their rightful and grateful owners. When picked up, the owner explained both dogs chewed off their collars and they'd also tried harnesses, which were promptly chewed off also.

Moral of the story: chip your pets!

Delilah is the black one, the other is Daisy. Surprisingly, they are litter mates. Sweet dogs but huge!

The leashes are ones that slip over the head and double as a choke. The leashes are convenient for such occasions, which is why we purchased them. The area where we live seems to get a lot of escaped pooches and the leashes have gotten a pretty good workout.-Blake

That story had a happy ending for the owner of Delilah and Daisy. You're a good Moron Blake and thank you for providing a good lesson, chip your pets.


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This is Dottie. She likes it when I read the pet thread to her. This is look she gets when I tell her there are cats on the thread, but no Bulldogs. She and I have been lurkers for years and sometimes plagiarists since what is written on AoS is darn near perfect. - Yours, Jennifer

Well the Pet Thread thanks you and Dottie for your support. I suspect Dottie will be mostly smiles today. Thanks for sharing with us.


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At long last I can participate in the pet thread. This is Paisley my lab/husky cross I just picked up. I think I might love her. - Northern Lurker

Just getting in for today's deadline is Paisley. Northern Lurker was talking about her on an earlier ONT. So he was invited to submit Paisley's photo. A very photogenic dog. Congrats on your new addition!

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Thank you to the all who contributed today. Great looking pets and great links! Thanks.

Does your pet or a pet you know want to be in the almost world famous AoS Pet Thread? If so, you can submit your photos and stories to us here at petmorons at gmail dot com.

Have a great week!

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at 03:00 PM




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1 Happy Caturday!

Posted by: Basement Cat at March 30, 2019 03:01 PM (pPNCa)

2 Enjoy the day all!!!!

Posted by: The Man from Athens at March 30, 2019 03:09 PM (Dwe7n)

3 It is woofday!

Posted by: Dog at March 30, 2019 03:10 PM (Dwe7n)

4 I love the pics. Thank you.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at March 30, 2019 03:10 PM (PUmDY)

5 Paisley has spent the day doing doggy stuff--sniffing at every blade of grass, rolling on the grass, barking at phantoms. sleeping an putting her head on my lap.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, champion of Urkers everywhere at March 30, 2019 03:11 PM (JgA4k)

6 Verizon doesn't like cats? Teh kittehs have had their revenge on phone manufacturers-- at least in France, where Garfield phones have been washing up on French beaches since the 1980s.

https://tinyurl.com/yxqyp2rw

Posted by: Basement Cat at March 30, 2019 03:12 PM (pPNCa)

7 Congrats on Paisley, Northern Lurker!

Posted by: Insomniac at March 30, 2019 03:14 PM (NWiLs)

8 Something about dog tongue hanging out pics always makes me love them more.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at March 30, 2019 03:15 PM (PUmDY)

9 Unconditional (dogs)> conditional (cats)

My work is done.

Posted by: golfman at March 30, 2019 03:15 PM (OE84+)

10 Grand dog SparkoPolo celebrating his 16th next week. Small piece of steak will be served.

Posted by: CN at March 30, 2019 03:15 PM (U7k5w)

11 Grand dog SparkoPolo celebrating his 16th next week. Small piece of steak will be served.
Posted by: CN at March 30, 2019 03:15 PM (U7k5w)

Excellent.

Posted by: golfman at March 30, 2019 03:16 PM (OE84+)

12 Yes, the Verizon story is the new reality. Overpaid corporate scolds who have traded their human qualities for cold, hard, cash. They keep worthless minions around just for this kind of dirty work.

Posted by: Burger Chef at March 30, 2019 03:20 PM (RuIsu)

13 Kitten sleeping under a dog's floppy ear:

http://tinyurl.com/y6jtwcwf

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 30, 2019 03:20 PM (AllCR)

14 Bulldogs always look like Walter Matthau to me.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at March 30, 2019 03:21 PM (udW6a)

15 In honor of Earth Hour tonight: a link to Bluebird of Bitterness's Caturday funnies, particularly the one with the caption "Save the earth: It's the only planet that has cats."

https://tinyurl.com/y3nobh8r

Posted by: Basement Cat at March 30, 2019 03:21 PM (pPNCa)

16 Pet morons are spectacular as always.

Posted by: CN at March 30, 2019 03:23 PM (U7k5w)

17 So.. six months or so after my lovely little cat Penny passed away.. it looks like I'm getting a new cat.

Posted by: shibumi, still cynical at March 30, 2019 03:24 PM (zY+5G)

18 Great photos. Thanks, everyone!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 30, 2019 03:25 PM (AllCR)

19 Great photos today.
We inherited a little chihuahua from a deceased friend and had him neutered this week. He also had to have 7 teeth pulled. I guess that's a thing with tiny dogs when they get old. He has a heart murmur, which the vet say is complicated by bacteria from his rotten teeth. He had already lost a lot of teeth, and his tongue hangs out the side of his mouth because there are no teeth to hold it in. Expensive to have the remaining tiny teeth extracted.

He seems to be doing well a couple of days post-op.

Posted by: KT at March 30, 2019 03:25 PM (BVQ+1)

20 Northern Lurker. Congrats

Posted by: never enough caffeine at March 30, 2019 03:25 PM (N3JsI)

21 Verizon doesn't like cats? Teh kittehs have had their revenge on phone manufacturers-- at least in France, where Garfield phones have been washing up on French beaches since the 1980s.

https://tinyurl.com/yxqyp2rw
Posted by: Basement Cat at March 30, 2019 03:12 PM (pPNCa)


In his house at R'lyeh, dead Cthulhu hates Mondays.

Posted by: hogmartin at March 30, 2019 03:26 PM (t+qrx)

22 What great photos: some poignant and some funny. The petmorons are beautiful.

NL, Paisley's eyes are just wonderful the way they see into your heart. Congrats!

Posted by: JTB at March 30, 2019 03:28 PM (bmdz3)

23 Where was S.Lynn's picture taken? That's a nice waterfall there.

Posted by: hogmartin at March 30, 2019 03:28 PM (t+qrx)

24 Good gravy MisHum, did you have to post that top pic?


One of my fav pets was a shelter mutt (cocker spaniel/retriever mix) we had from when I was 9 to when I was 25.

I miss that dawg.

Posted by: logprof at March 30, 2019 03:30 PM (XAYDB)

25 Congrats, shibumi. You won't regret it.

And for the doggeh fans: here's a video of Rhys Hoskins bringing Rookie, his English Golden Retriever, to the ballpark in Clearwater during Spring Training.

Rookie definitely shows promise as an outfielder.

https://tinyurl.com/yykwzxgq

Posted by: Basement Cat at March 30, 2019 03:30 PM (pPNCa)

26 This AAF football is not bad. It'll do until the CFL starts.

Posted by: logprof at March 30, 2019 03:31 PM (XAYDB)

27 Sobering thought: I like it when cats shove their forehead into your hand, it's cute and comforting, but who knows what they are really experiencing? They are marking us, like a tiger urinating on a tree. Maybe they only feel about us the way the tiger feels about the tree. If they could write poetry it would be different. "I kiss my beloved human's hand with my cheeks" vs "As a tiger pisseth against a tree, so do I rub against the ungainly hairless monkey. It is mine and no other's".

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at March 30, 2019 03:32 PM (/qEW2)

28 Happy Caturday everyone
It came up this week as my cat Cinnamon seems to want whatever I'm eating that cats , while Cinnamon it turned out didn't, can eat peanuts. Like humans they can have peanut allergies but if not and small amounts have at it.
Often whatever I am eating and begging to no end give her a piece then acts like I gave her a rock find its not editable and doesn't want it.

Posted by: Skip at March 30, 2019 03:32 PM (BbGew)

29 Beautiful pets today. Thanks everybody who contributed. Can you even look at Dottie without laughing?

You know I've been thinking--dogs can be pretty flatulent and there are millions of them in America. Please PLEASE don't anybody tell AOC about this threat to the world's atmosphere.

Posted by: corn and beans at March 30, 2019 03:32 PM (tkNkP)

30 Lansing MI will be getting a cat cafe, with adoptable cats. You can get a coffee and cat to go.

http://tinyurl.com/y5jkm5nj

Posted by: hogmartin at March 30, 2019 03:33 PM (t+qrx)

31 Progress with Scruffy. Wife was able to pet Scruffy last night. This morning Scruffy and Butter Bean frolicked with both me and the wife in attendance. Wife noticed that Scruffy is protective of Butter Bean. The cat what lives under my porch may soon join the family.

Posted by: Puddin Head at March 30, 2019 03:33 PM (fCD2p)

32 That greying some dogs (especially Golden Retrievers) get on their nuzzles and chests as they age is so pretty.

Posted by: logprof at March 30, 2019 03:33 PM (XAYDB)

33 Thank you Basement Cat. And... I am adopting a basement cat, a black panther cat that has, for one time, lived in Bozo Conservatives basement. He is now an upstairs cat, but not getting along with one of the other cats. So... home with Shibumi in Michigan, while Shibumi has a home in Michigan.

Posted by: shibumi, still cynical at March 30, 2019 03:34 PM (zY+5G)

34 NL, Paisley's eyes are just wonderful the way they see into your heart. Congrats!
Posted by: JTB at March 30, 2019 03:28 PM (bmdz3)

That's interesting in the first picture I saw of Paisley it was her eyes that grabbed me.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, champion of Urkers everywhere at March 30, 2019 03:34 PM (JgA4k)

35 Daisy and Delilah!


Deeeeee-liiii-laaaaah!

Posted by: logprof at March 30, 2019 03:36 PM (XAYDB)

36 24 Good gravy MisHum, did you have to post that top pic?


One of my fav pets was a shelter mutt (cocker spaniel/retriever mix) we had from when I was 9 to when I was 25.

I miss that dawg.
Posted by: logprof at March 30, 2019 03:30 PM (XAYDB)


Did I have to? No. But, it is certainly a good lesson

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 30, 2019 03:36 PM (aA3+G)

37 Watched the "puppy! " video again.

Got super dusty in here all of a sudden...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at March 30, 2019 03:37 PM (6qErC)

38 8 Something about dog tongue hanging out pics always makes me love them more.
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at March 30, 2019 03:15 PM (PUmDY)

--Bonus when they hang out sideways. Sooooo cute.

Posted by: logprof at March 30, 2019 03:37 PM (XAYDB)

39 Well done, Paisley. Congrats on your new human.

Posted by: Ben Had at March 30, 2019 03:37 PM (r3LUM)

40 shibumi, we will need pictures.

Also, glad to see you're no longer cyrnical.

Posted by: hogmartin at March 30, 2019 03:37 PM (t+qrx)

41 17 So.. six months or so after my lovely little cat Penny passed away.. it looks like I'm getting a new cat.
Posted by: shibumi, still cynical at March 30, 2019 03:24 PM (zY+5G)

--Congrats!

Love that kitty to pieces.

Posted by: logprof at March 30, 2019 03:38 PM (XAYDB)

42 A cat in a tree will come down eventually.
Otherwise every tree would have cat skeletons on it.

Posted by: navybrat, sometime commentater at March 30, 2019 03:40 PM (w7KSn)

43 Nice pets Ya'll!....

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at March 30, 2019 03:41 PM (Z+IKu)

44 Pet Thread! Great looking group this week. WeaselDog just helped me finish a ham sammich and says hello.

Posted by: Weasel at March 30, 2019 03:42 PM (MVjcR)

45 Posted by: Basement Cat at March 30, 2019 03:30 PM (pPNCa)

--Doggeh with a Go Pro?

I died of cuteness.

Posted by: logprof at March 30, 2019 03:43 PM (XAYDB)

46 Also, glad to see you're no longer cyrnical.
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LOL. Bozo Conservative pointed that out to me last night.

"Shibumi can't tpye."

Posted by: shibumi, still cynical at March 30, 2019 03:43 PM (zY+5G)

47 Bet the Verizon crew guy doesn't regret his action, though. A straight pole is different than a tree with branches when climbing down.

Posted by: corn and beans at March 30, 2019 03:44 PM (tkNkP)

48 You can tell it's finally spring. When Prince the Poodle is in the backyard, he does his business then spends the rest of the time sniffing at all the intriguing scents coming on the wind and rising from the thawing ground. It's kind of relaxing to watch.

Until he notices a squirrel. At that point the moment of quiet contemplation ends as he thunders after the rodent as fast as his aging legs (I know what that's like) will move.

Posted by: JTB at March 30, 2019 03:44 PM (bmdz3)

49 Lansing MI will be getting a cat cafe, with adoptable cats. You can get a coffee and cat to go.

Westville, CT, a suburb of New Haven, opened a cat cafe last year called (what else?) Mew Haven Cat Cafe. The cafe partners with Animal Haven, a local no-kill shelter where I adopted my first kitteh, to help AH cats find new homes.

"A cat cafe is the cats' foster home. It's a safe place for them to stay until they are adopted. And while they're here, they're being socialized: living and playing with their fellow cats, and also learning about all the humans who come to visit them."

https://tinyurl.com/y72a2r8v

Full disclosure: Mew Haven is less than a mile from my place, and it really is a fine hangout for both cats and humans. And no Starbucks wokeness.

Posted by: Basement Cat at March 30, 2019 03:44 PM (pPNCa)

50 30: What? No long drawn out background check? Amazing.

Posted by: CN at March 30, 2019 03:45 PM (U7k5w)

51 WeaselDog just helped me finish a ham sammich (...)
Posted by: Weasel at March 30, 2019 03:42 PM (MVjcR)


Thank you for your selfless devotion to duty, WeaselDog.

*hand salute*

Posted by: hogmartin at March 30, 2019 03:45 PM (t+qrx)

52 Wow. H/T to Blake.

A true Pet Moron.

Posted by: golfman at March 30, 2019 03:46 PM (OE84+)

53 Steve Spurrier is the main reason I'm paying any attention to this game.

Posted by: logprof at March 30, 2019 03:46 PM (XAYDB)

54 11: He had his gallbladder out so, lean filet mignon will work. I hope he makes it to 20

Posted by: CN at March 30, 2019 03:46 PM (U7k5w)

55 I died of cuteness.

Rookie really is cute as well as high-tech, isn't he?

Posted by: Basement Cat at March 30, 2019 03:47 PM (pPNCa)

56 Loved the clown car filled with basset hounds.

And Congratulations on your new doggy, N.L. Paisley does have nice eyes. I am glad you are adopting a new cat,, Shibumi

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 30, 2019 03:48 PM (AllCR)

57 What NOOD missing Morons are left with.

https://i.chzbgr.com/full/9286912000/h42EF2872/

Posted by: DaveA at March 30, 2019 03:48 PM (FhXTo)

58 A cat in a tree will come down eventually.
Otherwise every tree would have cat skeletons on it.
Posted by: navybrat, sometime commentater at March 30, 2019 03:40 PM (w7KSn)

A truism stated by my late FF friend.

When in college, Smokey was not seen for 3 days.

Up until that big thunderstorm.

Showed up soaked.

Posted by: golfman at March 30, 2019 03:49 PM (OE84+)

59 What? No long drawn out background check? Amazing.
Posted by: CN at March 30, 2019 03:45 PM (U7k5w)


CAHS is in-and-out, last time I adopted from there. You need ID, a carrier, and the adoption fee.

Posted by: hogmartin at March 30, 2019 03:49 PM (t+qrx)

60 Did I have to? No. But, it is certainly a good lesson
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 30, 2019 03:36 PM (aA3+G)

--Wasn't it George Carlin who said that when you get a pet, unless it's a parrot or a turtle, you're acquiring a small tragedy?

Posted by: logprof at March 30, 2019 03:49 PM (XAYDB)

61 "Shibumi can't tpye."
Posted by: shibumi, still cynical at March 30, 2019 03:43 PM (zY+5G)


Well, Lydia's not too good at spelling either.

Posted by: hogmartin at March 30, 2019 03:51 PM (t+qrx)

62 "For him, you are his whole life." It is so true. My cats all compete for attention, and when one gets it, the others look crushed and angry. Just sitting closest to me means more to them than eating, almost. Cats love me more than any people do, and I love them more than I care about most people.

Posted by: gp, Crazy Old Cat Man at March 30, 2019 03:52 PM (mk9aG)

63 31 Progress with Scruffy. Wife was able to pet Scruffy last night. This morning Scruffy and Butter Bean frolicked with both me and the wife in attendance. Wife noticed that Scruffy is protective of Butter Bean. The cat what lives under my porch may soon join the family.
Posted by: Puddin Head at March 30, 2019 03:33 PM (fCD2p)

Yay!

Posted by: m at March 30, 2019 03:55 PM (ysOGz)

64 "Lansing MI will be getting a cat cafe, with adoptable cats. You can get a coffee and cat to go."

"I'll need two large Columbian Dark Roasts, Medium Grind. One medium Kona with cream only. Three Tabbies, hold the attitude and one Persian, Extra-Large."

Posted by: Slapweasel, White Enthusiast, Town Drunk at March 30, 2019 03:55 PM (Ckg4U)

65 At long last I can participate in the pet thread. This is Paisley my
lab/husky cross I just picked up. I think I might love her. - Northern
Lurker


Look at that face, how could you not love her?

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at March 30, 2019 03:57 PM (0bu2O)

66 That pupster in the top photo is just beautiful.

Posted by: m at March 30, 2019 04:01 PM (ysOGz)

67 one Persian, Extra-Large

Try "one Maine Coon or one Norsk Skogkatt," if you want extra large. Males of those breeds can weigh as much as 20 pounds.

Posted by: Basement Cat at March 30, 2019 04:02 PM (pPNCa)

68 The Basset Clown Kar is like the Dem Pres Candidate Clown Kar, but more graceful, intelligent, erudite, and pleasant.

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 30, 2019 04:03 PM (JFO2v)

69 66 That pupster in the top photo is just beautiful.
Posted by: m at March 30, 2019 04:01 PM (ysOGz)

--Don't you just want to race to hug that pooch?

Posted by: logprof at March 30, 2019 04:03 PM (XAYDB)

70 68 The Basset Clown Kar is like the Dem Pres Candidate Clown Kar, but more graceful, intelligent, erudite, and pleasant.
Posted by: rhennigantx at March 30, 2019 04:03 PM (JFO2v)

--Real clowns may be creepy, but at least they're not out to destroy the country.

Posted by: logprof at March 30, 2019 04:05 PM (XAYDB)

71 "Try "one Maine Coon or one Norsk Skogkatt," if you want extra large. Males of those breeds can weigh as much as 20 pounds."
-Posted by: Basement Cat at March 30, 2019 04:02 PM (pPNCa)

I tried what I tried and I stand by my choice.

Posted by: Slapweasel, White Enthusiast, Town Drunk at March 30, 2019 04:06 PM (Ckg4U)

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CAHS is in-and-out, last time I adopted from there. You need ID, a carrier, and the adoption fee.
Posted by: hogmartin


Do they have a drive through lane?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 30, 2019 04:08 PM (aKsyK)

73 Just to give you an idea, Anderson, 1.3 million Puerto Ricans out of 3.2 million that live in the island nation in Puerto Rico are receiving some sort of nutritional assistance.

Someone has really failed here. And my guess is 100% of the money comes from American that work hard on in the states!

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 30, 2019 04:08 PM (JFO2v)

74 uh wut?

Posted by: corn and beans at March 30, 2019 04:09 PM (tkNkP)

75 Give Puerto Rico to Cuba, then it becomes Canada's problem. Leave it on the porch, knock and run.

Have fun, Junior.

Posted by: Burger Chef at March 30, 2019 04:13 PM (RuIsu)

76 "Do they have a drive through lane?
-Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 30, 2019 04:08 PM (aKsyK)

If you have the carrier at-the-ready and a valid I.D., they'll drop the Struggle-Bag right into the carrier.

-Mo Muss.
-No Fuss.

Posted by: Slapweasel, White Enthusiast, Town Drunk at March 30, 2019 04:14 PM (Ckg4U)

77 Give Puerto Rico to Cuba, then it becomes Canada's problem.

I'd love to see a Puerto Rican ice hockey team.

Posted by: Basement Cat at March 30, 2019 04:15 PM (pPNCa)

78 Dogs are cool.

Every time I get a dog, I don't really want one. But once I have it, I'll kick your ass if you mess with it.

If you reach for one of my french fries, I'll stab you with a fork. If my dog looks at me when I'm eating them, I'll give her one.

If you wake me up before the alarm clock goes off, I'll string together a combination of curse words previously unknown to man. When corgi jumps on me every morning before I'm awake and licks me on my face, I tell her good morning and let her outside to do her business.

If you come up to me in the dark as I'm getting out of my truck late at night, I'll tense up ready to fight. When my Pyrenees comes up to me when I'm getting home from work at 3:30 am, I pat her head and get her a treat from the house.

Why is it we have such a bond with them when we might otherwise be cynical towards the world? And how do they so quickly know they are supposed to have our back and become our biggest fans?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at March 30, 2019 04:16 PM (udW6a)

79 The Other One is the shit.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at March 30, 2019 04:16 PM (PUmDY)

80 There was Cowboy Neal at the wheel
of a bus to never never land....

Posted by: Burger Chef at March 30, 2019 04:20 PM (RuIsu)

81 Do they have a drive through lane?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 30, 2019 04:08 PM (aKsyK)


Roller-skating cat carhops. Kittens who bring out kittens.

Posted by: hogmartin at March 30, 2019 04:20 PM (t+qrx)

82 80 There was Cowboy Neal at the wheel
of a bus to never never land....
Posted by: Burger Chef


Sounds like a Merry Pranksters reference.

Posted by: zombie at March 30, 2019 04:22 PM (5tb4C)

83 FURTHER

Posted by: magic bus at March 30, 2019 04:22 PM (gP/Z3)

84 I see that Pixy (or whoever/whatever hands out new tags) is trying to make me into a Pirates fan. The PNC is the giveaway.

Posted by: Basement Cat at March 30, 2019 04:23 PM (pPNCa)

85 (82) Grateful Dead: The Other One.

Posted by: Burger Chef at March 30, 2019 04:23 PM (RuIsu)

86 day-glo

Posted by: magic bus at March 30, 2019 04:23 PM (gP/Z3)

87
Why is it we have such a bond with them when we might otherwise be cynical towards the world? And how do they so quickly know they are supposed to have our back and become our biggest fans?
Posted by: Bitter Clinger


They never complain about your human privilege.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 30, 2019 04:24 PM (aKsyK)

88 59: Sounds perfect. Last time I adopted, I almost lost out as my vet was not in the office and the rescue would not talk to a vet tech. Luckily I had his home phone. Additionally, I hate taking those calls on behalf of other adopters.

Posted by: CN at March 30, 2019 04:25 PM (U7k5w)

89 Nice dogs this week.

Congratulations Northern Lurker, Paisley looks lovely.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at March 30, 2019 04:26 PM (Rz2Nc)

90 78: I know! I easily tolerate 530AM barks for toileting, but if the neighbor kid come in honking the horn at 2AM, I will sit in their drive and blast mine at 6AM.

Posted by: CN at March 30, 2019 04:27 PM (U7k5w)

91 87
Why is it we have such a bond with them when we might otherwise be cynical towards the world? And how do they so quickly know they are supposed to have our back and become our biggest fans?
Posted by: Bitter Clinger

They never complain about your human privilege.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 30, 2019 04:24 PM (aKsyK)

I think it's because they're here for us. You look at at a dog, and no matter what he's up to, he's saying, "I'm here for you."

Posted by: m at March 30, 2019 04:27 PM (ysOGz)

92 Weir does a a really incredible Hard Rain.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at March 30, 2019 04:29 PM (PUmDY)

93 77 Give Puerto Rico to Cuba, then it becomes Canada's problem.

I'd love to see a Puerto Rican ice hockey team.
Posted by: Basement Cat at March 30, 2019 04:15 PM (pPNCa)

--Riddle me this:

If PR is soooooo "American," why do they have their own basketball team in the Olympics and other international competitions?

Fuck 'em.

Dammit, I hate when I get on a poltical rant on the Pet Thread.

Bad logprof!

[affects hangdog look]

Posted by: logprof at March 30, 2019 04:30 PM (XAYDB)

94 The Ol' Ball Coach is still entertaining on the sidelines.

Posted by: logprof at March 30, 2019 04:31 PM (XAYDB)

95 91: Yep. They are very empathetic. When someone in the house is feeling down, Rusty will sit by their side. He's a total Fido. Fido will be my next poochie's name by the way, we're bringing back Fido.

Posted by: CN at March 30, 2019 04:31 PM (U7k5w)

96 Cats can be empathetic, too. They pretend not to be, sometimes.

Posted by: m at March 30, 2019 04:33 PM (ysOGz)

97 I have two more days to keep Rocket, my 20 month old LARGE breed mix down. He had to get stitches. Fetching in the deep snow, he came down on something ripped him up pretty good. But suddenly it is spring...and he don't need no stinkin stitches.

Great photos all.

Posted by: Quilp at March 30, 2019 04:34 PM (yqVkm)

98 My wife, whenever she takes the dogs anywhere, hits the local Sonic for some bacon for the pooches. Sonic is a soft touch, evidently, because they'll sometimes just give my wife the bacon, no charge.

Posted by: Blake - used vacation salesman at March 30, 2019 04:34 PM (WEBkv)

99 Great looking group of moronimals.

Posted by: Olddog in MO, on the phone at March 30, 2019 04:35 PM (PaChJ)

100 96: A former neighbor had a great Siamese, Saki MacGillicuddy, who was very sweet and empathetic. After a auto accident (not my fault), I came home crying worried that I'd miscarry (I didn't), and Saki came from Ruth's yard, meowed a few timed and sat on my lap. He was a sweetie, we called him a very doggy cat.

Posted by: CN at March 30, 2019 04:36 PM (U7k5w)

101 I think cats are sparing with their love, saving it up for when we need it.

Posted by: m at March 30, 2019 04:38 PM (ysOGz)

102 Saki was also known as Sumo cat, lived a good long life, but always on the prowl for food.

Posted by: CN at March 30, 2019 04:38 PM (U7k5w)

103 Cats can be empathetic, too. They pretend not to be, sometimes.
Posted by: m at March 30, 2019 04:33 PM (ysOGz)


Absolutely. If I yell out of frustration, Lydia will come from nowhere and meow almost apologetically - "I'm sorry - I hope it wasn't something I did!". If I get excited, I can hear her hit the floor upstairs and come bounding downstairs chirping happily.

Posted by: hogmartin at March 30, 2019 04:39 PM (t+qrx)

104 Damn, Mike Singletary is losing it.

Posted by: logprof at March 30, 2019 04:39 PM (XAYDB)

105 Our 2 cats are bach'ing it next couple of weeks. Wife put into hospital Thursday to get her healthy for surgery this Monday. Have friends coming by house to check on them but I know they'll be out of sorts. I'm out of sorts already.

Posted by: Olddog in MO, on the phone at March 30, 2019 04:41 PM (PaChJ)

106
That is the saddest opening pic ever here.

I'm crying here...

Posted by: Spun & Murky at March 30, 2019 04:43 PM (4DCSq)

107 Cats can be empathetic, too.

I will never forget how the two kittehs that I had on 9/11 comforted me that afternoon. I was sent home from work early because the governor ordered all major highways in CT shut down at noon-- so I sat on my bed just stunned as the horror of the day unfolded. My cats knew something was very wrong-- they came up on the bed and sat beside me, one on each side, and patted me with their paws. I nuzzled them and they nuzzled me back. And they slept beside me when I finally turned in that night. They were the best comfort I could have had.

Posted by: Basement Cat at March 30, 2019 04:43 PM (pPNCa)

108 105 Our 2 cats are bach'ing it next couple of weeks. Wife put into hospital Thursday to get her healthy for surgery this Monday. Have friends coming by house to check on them but I know they'll be out of sorts. I'm out of sorts already.
Posted by: Olddog in MO, on the phone at March 30, 2019 04:41 PM (PaChJ)

Hang in there, Olddog.

Posted by: m at March 30, 2019 04:44 PM (ysOGz)

109 106
That is the saddest opening pic ever here.

I'm crying here...
Posted by: Spun & Murky at March 30, 2019 04:43 PM (4DCSq)

--I know. Way to open Caturday with a tear-jerker.

Posted by: logprof at March 30, 2019 04:45 PM (XAYDB)

110 Roxy is finally getting the recognitiion they deserve. Shame Radiohead are being such assholes.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at March 30, 2019 04:45 PM (PUmDY)

111 "I think I might love her."

You'd better, Northern Lurker, because it sure looks like she already loves you.

Posted by: creeper at March 30, 2019 04:46 PM (5JnwU)

112 I had my elderly black lab euthanized last night. He had cancer and bad arthritis. He actually had a good day yesterday. I gave him a lot of hemp treats plus his regular medicine and two cheeseburgers and a hot dog. They came to the house and we all gathered around petting him as they first gave him the anaesthesia then, once he was asleep, then the euthanasia drug. It was really beautiful but also very sad. My most common form of exercise is walking the dogs and I'm sure I've walked a thousand miles with him. He's out of pain now and if there is a canine heaven, he is there.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 30, 2019 04:46 PM (+y/Ru)

113 *contented sigh*

Critters make everything okay.

Posted by: creeper at March 30, 2019 04:47 PM (5JnwU)

114 110 Roxy is finally getting the recognitiion they deserve. Shame Radiohead are being such assholes.
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at March 30, 2019 04:45 PM (PUmDY)

--?

RnR HOF?

Posted by: logprof at March 30, 2019 04:47 PM (XAYDB)

115 Our kitty would wait for us to come home from work. He'd be in the window as we drove up, meowing to us. As we neared the door, he would jump down to greet us at the door.

I think he loved us.

Posted by: Emmie at March 30, 2019 04:47 PM (4HMW8)

116 What a sweet goggie in the top photo.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Not a Dullard at March 30, 2019 04:48 PM (PXJBj)

117 Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 30, 2019 04:46 PM (+y/Ru)

I'm so sorry for your loss.

Posted by: Emmie at March 30, 2019 04:48 PM (4HMW8)

118 Damn flagfest going on.

Fans may be ho-hum, but the players and coaches are hot.

Posted by: logprof at March 30, 2019 04:48 PM (XAYDB)

119 112 I had my elderly black lab euthanized last night. He had cancer and bad arthritis. He actually had a good day yesterday. I gave him a lot of hemp treats plus his regular medicine and two cheeseburgers and a hot dog. They came to the house and we all gathered around petting him as they first gave him the anaesthesia then, once he was asleep, then the euthanasia drug. It was really beautiful but also very sad. My most common form of exercise is walking the dogs and I'm sure I've walked a thousand miles with him. He's out of pain now and if there is a canine heaven, he is there.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 30, 2019 04:46 PM

Condolences.

Posted by: Northern Lurker, irritable, so very irritable. Have I mentioned I'm irritable? at March 30, 2019 04:49 PM (JgA4k)

120 112>>>

Sorry my friend

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at March 30, 2019 04:49 PM (udW6a)

121 112: I'm sorry for your loss. It's a very painful experience, you know you're saving them pain, but it hurts you so bad. I'm certain there are pets in heaven, Basil Rathbone's friend must have gone the other way.

Take care of yourself

Posted by: CN at March 30, 2019 04:49 PM (U7k5w)

122 >>>104 Damn, Mike Singletary is losing it.
Posted by: logprof at March 30, 2019 04:39 PM (XAYDB)

Twitter's going kind of wild on it.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y5jwcxfu

Posted by: m at March 30, 2019 04:50 PM (ysOGz)

123 Yes, I love Radiohead, but they are being major jerks. Great

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at March 30, 2019 04:50 PM (PUmDY)

124 Congratulations Northern Lurker on your new sweetie Paisley!!

Posted by: Cheribebe at March 30, 2019 04:51 PM (fnWQo)

125 ((HUGS)) Wrecks. I'm glad your lab had such a peaceful trip over the bridge, but the loss still hurts.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at March 30, 2019 04:51 PM (pAkRe)

126 Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 30, 2019 04:46 PM (+y/Ru)

* holds out Kleenex box *

All my sympathy-- I've been there with four kittehs.

Posted by: Basement Cat at March 30, 2019 04:51 PM (pPNCa)

127 Twitter's going kind of wild on it.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y5jwcxfu
Posted by: m at March 30, 2019 04:50 PM (ysOGz)

--Singletary vs. Spurrier: *one of them* is gonna lose it.

Posted by: logprof at March 30, 2019 04:53 PM (XAYDB)

128 *waves to Creeper and PaleRider*

Posted by: Emmie at March 30, 2019 04:55 PM (4HMW8)

129 Hi Emmie, Did you get a lot of snow. We only got an inch, already melted.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at March 30, 2019 04:56 PM (pAkRe)

130 I had my elderly black lab euthanized last night. He had cancer and bad arthritis. (...) He's out of pain now and if there is a canine heaven, he is there.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 30, 2019 04:46 PM (+y/Ru)


You have my sympathy. It's terribly hard for us, but we owe it to them.

Posted by: hogmartin at March 30, 2019 04:57 PM (t+qrx)

131 The Verizon cat rescuer is getting $7000 from a GoFundMe started by the Port Richmond neighbors.

Posted by: kallisto at March 30, 2019 04:58 PM (73ec4)

132 Pupster up top is saying, "For me?"

Posted by: m at March 30, 2019 04:59 PM (ysOGz)

133 (((Anonosaurus Wrecks)))

I'm so very sorry your friend is gone. May the memories comfort you.

Posted by: creeper at March 30, 2019 05:00 PM (5JnwU)

134 Favorite Roxy song?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at March 30, 2019 05:00 PM (PUmDY)

135 PaleRider, ours was gone by the time I got up. (I slept in, trying to get rest when I can.)

Are you coming to the Morondezvous? WDS is taking reservations.

Posted by: Emmie at March 30, 2019 05:01 PM (4HMW8)

136 I guess I can't really start a conversation right now. Need to leave the house in a few minutes.

Posted by: Emmie at March 30, 2019 05:02 PM (4HMW8)

137 Somebody still needs to explain to me how we have even one single "refugee" on our Southern border. We signed international "Law" or whatever stating refugees get a hearing, but they have to ask for asylum in the first country they arrive in. They are standing in Mexico, they apply in Mexico. Not one of them should be getting a hearing in the USA. No judges needed.

Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at March 30, 2019 05:02 PM (jp0Bv)

138 I will check back later for replies.

Posted by: Emmie at March 30, 2019 05:03 PM (4HMW8)

139 Hi, Emmie! My sister and a friend came for a visit. I bought a pound of Charlie's broccoli salad for them. Thought of you when I did that.
Have a great time at the CO MoMe.

Posted by: creeper at March 30, 2019 05:04 PM (5JnwU)

140 Smoke Gets In Your Eyes is bad ass.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at March 30, 2019 05:06 PM (PUmDY)

141 Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 30, 2019 04:46 PM (+y/Ru)

Thank you for telling us about your dog's last day. Wishing you many happy memories.

Posted by: m at March 30, 2019 05:06 PM (ysOGz)

142 At long last I can participate in the pet thread. This is Paisley my lab/husky cross I just picked up. I think I might love her. - Northern Lurker



Awesome NL!!!

Posted by: rickb223 at March 30, 2019 05:07 PM (XWb4y)

143 137; Exactly, they're not refugees they're criminals. Deport every last one of these turds

Posted by: CN at March 30, 2019 05:09 PM (U7k5w)

144 The cat who is taking up 3/4 of my chair (and her son who has claimed the arm of the chair) want me to thank you all for the pix. But they have requested a heavier presence of cats next time. Dogs drool. Cats rule. Or so they tell me.

Posted by: creeper at March 30, 2019 05:11 PM (5JnwU)

145 Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 30, 2019 04:46 PM (+y/Ru)

I'm very sorry; It's a really, really hard thing when we have to euthanize furry members of the family even when we know it's the best thing to do. I'm sure he felt all the love and comfort you his family showed him. I think it's better if at all possible when the vets can come to the home-in the pets familiar surroundings.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 30, 2019 05:12 PM (AllCR)

146 The neighborhood Broad Wing Hawks are back, beijng very vocal to each other. Got close but didn't have a camera.

Posted by: Skip at March 30, 2019 05:12 PM (BbGew)

147 How much Donkey money is going to "invasion coaches" south of da border, making sure everything goes as planned? Close the border and trap the bastidges in their fave 3rd world country.

Posted by: Burger Chef at March 30, 2019 05:13 PM (RuIsu)

148 Give me the world is good stuff.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at March 30, 2019 05:13 PM (PUmDY)

149 creeper, Hi ya dear Lady. How is Wilbur?

Posted by: Ben Had at March 30, 2019 05:14 PM (iE4i4)

150 Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 30, 2019 04:46 PM

Sorry to hear that. I'm glad you were able to give him one last good day.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at March 30, 2019 05:15 PM (Rz2Nc)

151 134 Favorite Roxy song?
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at March 30, 2019 05:00 PM (PUmDY)

--Both Ends Burning

Posted by: logprof at March 30, 2019 05:18 PM (XAYDB)

152 And I apologize for posting in the wrong thread, sorry, folks...

Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at March 30, 2019 05:18 PM (jp0Bv)

153 Chess thread up. Nood.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at March 30, 2019 05:21 PM (ffYR/)

154 I think it's better if at all possible when the vets can come to the home-in the pets familiar surroundings.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 30, 2019 05:12 PM (AllCR)

This is a very important consideration. I have had two dogs put down this way, and children have had three with the same vet. It's bad enough to have to do this at all, but doing it in the sterility of a vet's office adds to the stress. I cannot imagine the fear that my animals would have felt at a vet, even a very good and caring one. After I had to put Tucker down at a vet (even though Mrs H and I were there to reassure him), I swore never again.FWIW, Conor and I just got back from a long road trip and he is exhausted, but he had a great day. Now back to read the full thread.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 30, 2019 05:26 PM (f3oO4)

155 OT : As I sit here in my living room on a Saturday evening after a long afternoon drinking, nicely buzzed and settling down with my Jack Russell, Dino (named for Dean Martin),on my lap so till slightly on topic. I'm far across the Atlantic from nearly all of you, I'm starting to watch on Netflix , '' The Highwaymen" about Bonnie and Clyde.

Well just a few minutes into it after Clyde Barrow escapes from prison, you see reporters harassing the governed of Texas about this scandal, and get this, the governed is a WOMAN!

Goddamit I'm sick of these liberal types twisting history to suit their hip modern feelings. But, hold on, that's much to expect us to believe that a state in a society that - according to the MSM - was pitifully sexist and misogynistic especially back in the thirties, never mind today would have a female governor . And southern state like Texas too.

But after a quick Google, whaddaya know? They did have a woman governor of a state back then barely 15 years after women got the vote. And she wasn't the first either. The third or fourth. And one of the others was Hispanic.

My God what horrible sexist racist society the US is, going having women, Latina women even, being charge of States way back in the nineteen thirties.


The Highwaymen is a pretty damn good watch too.

Posted by: Rudi Von Starnberg at March 30, 2019 05:36 PM (OFzX4)

156 Jennifer

Conor says he and Dottie should get together...
soon

Hrothgar

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 30, 2019 05:37 PM (f3oO4)

157 NL, somewhat belated congrats to you. It looks like you have made a most excellent pick!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 30, 2019 05:39 PM (f3oO4)

158 Paisley looks very lovable

Posted by: Sue at March 30, 2019 05:43 PM (+ZK/F)

159 Posted by: Bitter Clinger at March 30, 2019 One04:16 PM (udW6a)

One of the great mysteries of the universe is the inter-species bond that exists only between dogs and humans; independent of civilization, language, ethnicity, and religion. Perhaps the best form of true diversity that exists!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 30, 2019 05:49 PM (f3oO4)

160 Hi, Ben! Wilbur is fatter than a ...well you get the idea. He has overcome his fear of the cats and now tries to chew their fur. He sits in my lap to eat and lets me pet him. But he still hates being picked up.

It's all good here. Hoping things are the same in Texas.

Posted by: creeper at March 30, 2019 05:58 PM (5JnwU)

161 Out of Control is excellent.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at March 30, 2019 07:28 PM (PUmDY)

162 The coconut tears.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at March 30, 2019 07:41 PM (PUmDY)

163 Gonzaga is very overrated.i

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at March 30, 2019 08:11 PM (PUmDY)

164 #23 hogmartin-the pic was taken at Jump Creek in southern Idaho.

Posted by: S.Lynn at March 30, 2019 09:20 PM (RbwbO)

165 #112 Wrecks and Wrangler-If my dogs aren't in heaven I don't wanna go.

Posted by: S.Lynn at March 30, 2019 09:24 PM (RbwbO)

166 112
I had my elderly black lab euthanized last night. He had cancer and bad
arthritis. He actually had a good day yesterday. I gave him a lot of
hemp treats plus his regular medicine and two cheeseburgers and a hot
dog. They came to the house and we all gathered around petting him as
they first gave him the anaesthesia then, once he was asleep, then the
euthanasia drug. It was really beautiful but also very sad. My most
common form of exercise is walking the dogs and I'm sure I've walked a
thousand miles with him. He's out of pain now and if there is a canine
heaven, he is there.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 30, 2019 04:46 PM (+y/Ru)
I am sorry for your loss, A Wrecks. I've had to put down too many dogs over the last 40+ years, and it just sucks every time. The only upside is that in Dog Heaven, it's always sunny and 70*, the water bowls are always full and in the shade, and Milk Bones grow on bushes low to the ground... If you'd like one of my "#blackLabsmatter" ballcaps (my treat) please email me at the address in my nic.
Cosmic Charlie, Jack Straw, et al: I get a kick out of the GD references tossed into the mix here. Been a fan since '73 or so. Once upon a time, my 1966 International Harvester Travelall was christened "Bertha" by the same compadre who deemed me "Cowboy Neal" after I drove us 18 hours straight from NW Ohio to VT in a blizzard because we each had a pretty girl awaiting us there.
Be well.

Posted by: Cowboyneal at March 30, 2019 11:59 PM (U2zo0)

167 We are very close to getting a second dog. Our current and Dog of a Lifetime is a Border-Bernese. A professional contact who has a large home in the country raised Borders and Horses. As we don't have room for a horse we're going to get a Border.

At ten, the current Lord and Master Dog (he has many titles) is a bit ornery with other dogs, but we think that going with a female, who is still a puppy/adolescent and who will never be his size, we should be okay with the dominance aggression if we follow a staged/supervised introduction period.

Our kids are in HS (Junior and Freshman) and with a ten year old dog, we thought it was time to fill the house with more dog so we don't jump off a bridge when our second goes to college, which may be around the time that the ten year old gets to be Vic's age in dog years.

Posted by: xnycpeasant at March 31, 2019 11:57 AM (SqopC)

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