Ace of Spades Pet Thread

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H/T Legally Sufficient

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Good afternoon Horde. Yes, it is time for the almost world famous Ace of Spades Pet Thread. Please take some time out of your busy schedule and enjoy the world of pets.

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A Little of This. A Little of That.


Are you a dog owner? The 10 Commandments for dog owners.


I can't imagine being a vet. What a tough vocation. They with patients who cannot communicate. They interact with emotional owners. They have to deal with deadbeats, keep up with continuing education. And lastly they euthanize our family members when it is time. What vets think about pet owners.


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Although summer is quickly coming to an end. That means winter is right around the corner. When is it safe to leave your pet in a car? An excellent and educational read. H/T Hrothgar.


Meet The PetMorons

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Our first photo today is from a Moron by the name of Tom. He submitted this photo to KT to pass along to us. The pups are Kaz and Darla. Sorry I don't have any other information to pass along.


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Greetings MisHum, may you live forever!

To stock the depleted archives of Moranimal photos I provide the following:

Ella, my sister's dog of Highly Mixed Parentage and total glee. Since my
sister is an accomplished photographer and likes to play with Photoshop
the photo was given the daguerrotype process for fun. As is traditional
Ella is clearly abused and neglected and sometimes does not get fed for
MINUTES!

Two pics of Diesel, the camera-hog of my two cats. In one he is lounging
on his personal footstool (he lets me use it sometimes) to absorb
photons, a critical task for black cats. He may be saving us from global
warming with this selfless action. Like Ella, clearly underfed and abused.

In the other photo...you know how cats like to sit in sinks? That's not
a sink. That's my bathtub. Which should give you an idea of how HUGE he
is. (And when he falls asleep on my lap sometimes my legs go numb...)


Keep up the excellent work with the Pet Thread! It is an oasis of happy
furriness.

Sabrina


Live forever? Guess who will be going to work every Monday morning forever? All kidding aside, thanks for the well wishes. Quite the cat you have there. What team does Diesel play linebacker for? And what can we say about Ella? Hope she survives the abuse.

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Here is one of a cat I've sent a photo of before: Tigre. In this shot our most
photogenic of kitties posed with his front paws in daddy's slightly oversized
shoes. Tigre never met a door he didn't want to go in and out of, over and
over and over. One day we had a cat door installed to save on heating and A/C,
but Tigre was waiting for US to open it the next morning. After several tries
at showing him (he's pretty, but a little slow) he finally realized he could
go through the cat door all by himself. He zoomed in an out of that thing for
hours, ecstatic. - Wendy

Sometimes the least gifted are the most fun to be around. Tigre sounds like quite the card. Thanks for sending his photo and the story in.


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Mrs. E plants catgrass and Madison ‘Lucky” LaMore eats the bunch in less than 4 hours. Doesn’t seem to harm her either. Won’t give her catnip cause she is already too hyper. - Eromero

Maybe Madison 'Lucky' needs to switch to decaf catnip? J/K. A lovely looking cat. Appears to have quite the fan in Mrs. E.


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This is my friends Great Pyrenees wearing my hat. She is the sweetest dog. Her name is queen. Can you make this submission anonymous? The ultimate moron dog?

Since you are a regular Moron, your wish is granted. Although a pink JD hat might mean you're a girl or Jonah Goldberg.

Sorry about the political reference.


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This is my cat Cleo.

Cleo is a shelter cat of about 16 years raised on my farm since she was a kitteh. She had a yellow tabby litter-mate sister, Sunny, that stayed outside and would not come in except to eat and sleep when cold. She also would not come near me, except when I was indisposed, so to speak, at which point she would circle through my legs while I was seated. Bastard ass coyote got her about 3 years ago.

Anyhow, Cleo has a bowl of fresh water inside the house and one on the porch, but of course moron cats are gonna moron. I guess you get to be that age you drink wherever and whenever you damned well please. - Bitter Clinger

Nice to see a regular commenter also submit photos to the Pet Thread. It is nice to know that moron pets are going to Moron. Sorry to hear about Sunny's demise. Coyotes are scum.

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So that wraps up another AoS Pet Thread. Thank you everyone for the submissions. You make it all happen.

If you have something you wish to share with us you can contact us at petmorons at gmail dot com.

Hope you all have a great week!!!

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at 03:00 PM




Comments

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1 Plants flag.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at August 10, 2019 03:01 PM (3H9h1)

2 Now, to get the others.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at August 10, 2019 03:02 PM (3H9h1)

3 and back for 3rd

Posted by: Martini Farmer at August 10, 2019 03:02 PM (3H9h1)

4 I'd've been first if I hadn't fed the horses...

Posted by: Charles the Simple at August 10, 2019 03:03 PM (w7U7L)

5 th

Posted by: HA at August 10, 2019 03:03 PM (MAstk)

6 Jeffrey Epstein's cat?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at August 10, 2019 03:03 PM (oVJmc)

7 Tuxedo cats get huge! Mine is 25 lb and the size of a small horse.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 10, 2019 03:04 PM (Ay/Cm)

8 I have new little kitten that showed up om my front porch. He is a tiny little thing that had no business roaming though this neighborhood full of unleashed dogs. But she is staying on the porch for now with food and water. I don't know what I am going to do when winter comes. If I let her in the mean grey cat I have will probably kill her.

Posted by: Vic at August 10, 2019 03:05 PM (mpXpK)

9 Daughter H had a rescue GP--lovely dog, but as far as I know she never wore a hat!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 10, 2019 03:05 PM (BiNEL)

10 That tuxedo cat looks like one of mine.

Posted by: Vic at August 10, 2019 03:06 PM (mpXpK)

11 Mis Hum, we get our new lab puppy Aug 25th.

Posted by: Muad'dib at August 10, 2019 03:08 PM (3N/o1)

12 "Tuxedo cat."

I honestly had never heard that description before. It fits.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at August 10, 2019 03:09 PM (3H9h1)

13 It seems that the deaf cat of my original feral pair has also vanished, probably those damn coyotes.
I was worried about that one because she had no hearing defenses.
There is a new gray cat lurking but mostly invisible (I have only seen it twice so far). I am still feeding the gazebo cat, but she seems to be failing as well, very scrawny, but still capable of yowling about the cuisine quality.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 10, 2019 03:11 PM (BiNEL)

14 Excellent Moron pets, and friends of Moron pets!!

I appreciated the article on vets. My nephew just graduated from A and M as a vet, with a specialty in equine podiatry. He did this with a broken shoulder and losing his wife of 23 years.

He's a tough fellow, but I shudder to think about him facing clients who are obstinate and unhelpful.

(It also is a nice reminder to me to be much better to our precious vet. He's been through the wringer with us over the last six months, losing two dogs and gaining a trainwreck of a puppy.)

Posted by: Moki at August 10, 2019 03:11 PM (mFoNl)

15 Where do I send pics too ? I tried petmorons@gmail.com. And it came back

Posted by: Big Alfredo at August 10, 2019 03:11 PM (VfJOj)

16 The top cat looks like one of mine. Some of the blinds are broken and the cat has a little place to sleep with a blanket on top of the sofa in front the blinds but she's never tried to climb into them.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 10, 2019 03:13 PM (+0VWg)

17 Cute animal video. Mama dog and fawn. The fawn's mother must have died because she obviously trying to nurse from the dog:

https://tinyurl.com/yxvvdqum

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 10, 2019 03:14 PM (+0VWg)

18 Tom is The Invisible Hand. Kaz (the black and white one) and Darla also like the garden. They are Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, as I recall. But he found some patriotic pups on Amazon that looked a lot like them. Maybe we can feature their remarkable dopplegangers later.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at August 10, 2019 03:14 PM (BVQ+1)

19 So, a warning to all y'all


I know a lot of us 29yr olds have joint pains and arthritis and sometimes use anti inflammatory topicals like voltaren (diclofenac is the generic) . These are HIGHLY TOXIC to dogs and cats if the lick it or rub up against you while you have it on your skin.

My sweet Lucy is in the kitty hospital right now after licking this off of her fur on Sunday. She is in acute renal failure, but they are hoping with IV fluids, rest and medicine, she will recover. When I visited her this morning she looked better than last night and has eaten a tiny bit of tuna.

Our four legged friends mean so much to us. Their unconditional love is a blessing from God. Please pray for her recovery and ask St Francis of Assisi to intervene on her behalf.

Thank you.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at August 10, 2019 03:14 PM (PkVlr)

20 Where do I send pics too ? I tried petmorons@gmail.com. And it came back

Posted by: Big Alfredo at August 10, 2019 03:11 PM (VfJOj)


petmorons@gmail.com has always worked for me?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 10, 2019 03:15 PM (BiNEL)

21 Posted by: Nurse ratched at August 10, 2019 03:14 PM (PkVlr)

Prayers up, Nurse!

And thanks for the reminder of the many toxic substances that can affect pets!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 10, 2019 03:17 PM (BiNEL)

22 Posted by: Nurse ratched at August 10, 2019 03:14 PM (PkVlr)

How every hard. Spouse and I have been praying for Lucy since Insom. told us about her last night.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 10, 2019 03:17 PM (+0VWg)

23 >
Our four legged friends mean so much to us. Their unconditional love is a blessing from God. Please pray for her recovery and ask St Francis of Assisi to intervene on her behalf.

Thank you.
Posted by: Nurse ratched at August 10, 2019 03:14 PM (PkVlr)




Very sorry to hear about this Nurse. Prayers are up.

Posted by: Muad'dib at August 10, 2019 03:18 PM (3N/o1)

24 Pet Thread! WeaselDog and WeaselCat v2 say hello.

Posted by: Weasel at August 10, 2019 03:18 PM (MVjcR)

25 So, I guess I have a tuxedo cat too. She's the momma cat for the 3 other cats that hang around the "compound."

Posted by: Martini Farmer at August 10, 2019 03:18 PM (3H9h1)

26 Prayers sent for Lucy, nurse ratched.

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 10, 2019 03:20 PM (dUJdY)

27 Thanks y'all. The house is so empty without her.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at August 10, 2019 03:21 PM (PkVlr)

28 Yeah, all that's necessary to be a tux is the white bib. Body color doesn't matter. It does make them look cool.

Posted by: cpurick at August 10, 2019 03:23 PM (7YrFp)

29 Prayers, nurse ratched.

Posted by: antisocialist at August 10, 2019 03:26 PM (mLNys)

30 Maud'dib, you know what they say around here. Pictures because it has happened.

The excitement must be excruciating.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 10, 2019 03:29 PM (151Du)

31 Oh nurse ratched, I'm so sorry. Prayers up for you and Lucy, and thank you for the reminder.

I use diclofenac like lotion, so it's good to know my pup and cat could get sick from it. Thank you, and I'm so so sorry you found out about it like this.

Posted by: Moki at August 10, 2019 03:29 PM (mFoNl)

32 Caption for the blinds cat could also be "There was a spider. You're welcome"

Posted by: Roy at August 10, 2019 03:30 PM (ABjxW)

33 Posted by: Nurse ratched at August 10, 2019 03:14 PM (PkVlr)

Prayers for Lucy from me and my two kittehs. And while we're on the general topic of human medications, a word from my vet: Never give a cat or dog a drug formulated for humans unless your vet tells you directly to do so and gives you an exact dosage. Even if the drug is an over-the-counter pain remedy like aspirin or ibuprofen. As for prescription meds: Keep them out of pets' reach. It doesn't take long for a kitteh or doggeh investigating a handbag or open cabinet to find a bottle of pills and start playing with it.

Anyway, prayers for Lucy's recovery will keep coming.

Posted by: Basement Cat at August 10, 2019 03:31 PM (pPNCa)

34 What a bunch of funny/silly photos this week. Thank you contributors and, as always, thank you Mis Hum.

Posted by: cfo mom at August 10, 2019 03:31 PM (RfzVr)

35 Nurse, prayers for your beloved girl and you.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 10, 2019 03:31 PM (151Du)

36 From your 'veterinarian' link

The suicide rate for veterinarians in the US is higher than the national average, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found last year.



I have a hard time believing that. Being a vet is stressful but rewarding. Unless you're an asshole like the last one I worked for, and only in it for the cash and the pills. Otherwise - good people

Posted by: grammie winger at August 10, 2019 03:31 PM (lwiT4)

37 Nurse - sounds like Lucy is in good hands. Hope she's home terrorizing the place in no time at all.

Posted by: grammie winger at August 10, 2019 03:33 PM (lwiT4)

38 Nurse, glad to hear Lucy seems to be doing better. May she get to come home to you soon.

Posted by: cfo mom at August 10, 2019 03:36 PM (RfzVr)

39 Best wishes for Lucy's recovery, Nurse! Lucy is WeaselCat v2's real name, too. Fingers crossed.

Posted by: Weasel at August 10, 2019 03:36 PM (29Nrd)

40 Posted by: grammie winger at August 10, 2019 03:31 PM (lwiT4)

Some of the issues are that vets are often heavily in debt, it doesn't pay as well as say human "doctoring", it's hard to have to euthanize animals all the time and they know all about drugs to "put you to sleep" if they get severly depressed.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 10, 2019 03:36 PM (+0VWg)

41 FYI -- any cleaning agent ending in -sol is poisonous to cats. I was told this by my friend who used to breed and show Himalayans. I do use small amounts of Lysol when I clean the bathroom, but I make sure the door is closed during and a while afterwords to give the air a chance to clear. I haven't had any Pinesol in the house since Pat told me about the -sol issue.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at August 10, 2019 03:36 PM (eP3XU)

42 Thanks cfomom

Grammie I recently saw that stat on vets & suicide
Sad if true

Posted by: MisanthropicHumanitarian at August 10, 2019 03:37 PM (aA3+G)

43 Moki, Congratulations to your Nephew. Most Vets never get enough study in the hoof and how it's correct balance affects so many things.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 10, 2019 03:37 PM (151Du)

44 But it is a very important line of work and service and a good vet is a blessing.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 10, 2019 03:38 PM (+0VWg)

45 BREAKING NEWS: Jeff Epstein's pets have ALSO committed suicide!! :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 10, 2019 03:40 PM (L2ZTs)

46 Fen - that does sound like a heavy load to bear. I was blessed, and I mean really blessed, to work with a good vet for most of my animal-career. Very frugal - never in debt. Saved enough to retire at 50 and become the pastor at his church. Euthanasias he mostly made me do the heavy lifting, because I'm pretty good with the whole empathy thing. So I got used to it, I guess. Lord knows I've been there myself enough times, so I knew how the owners were feeling. I also loved cleaning and pulling teeth. Go figure. I was the NGU of the animal world.

Posted by: grammie winger at August 10, 2019 03:41 PM (lwiT4)

47 Nurse: all good thoughts for Lucy. Sounds like she's making progress. And thanks for the warning. Himself occasionally uses Tiger Balm or Bengay. I'll keep a better eye out in the future.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at August 10, 2019 03:42 PM (eP3XU)

48 Really Steve? Good fucking grief

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 10, 2019 03:43 PM (aA3+G)

49 Nurse Ratched, I hope Lucky continues to improve.

Nice pet morons everyone.

My wife is working for our small animal vet temporarily as she suddenly became short staffed. I think she's actually enjoying it.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at August 10, 2019 03:43 PM (Rz2Nc)

50 Posted by: grammie winger at August 10, 2019 03:41 PM (lwiT4)

The debt comes from veterinary school.
That sounds like a wonderful vet to work for-loves animals, humans and God. Sounds like you were a huge help to him.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 10, 2019 03:43 PM (+0VWg)

51 Thanks for the pet thread.

Have to run to work, but see that Epstein managed to off himself. Isn't that... convenient.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 10, 2019 03:45 PM (ycWCI)

52 Sounds like you were a huge help to him.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 10, 2019 03:43 PM (+0VWg)



Oh he loved me because I never asked for a raise in 10 years

Posted by: grammie winger at August 10, 2019 03:45 PM (lwiT4)

53 Not many people know this, but cats are solar powered.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Eight Has No Home Here at August 10, 2019 03:47 PM (RMwSd)

54 Oh he loved me because I never asked for a raise in 10 years Posted by: grammie winger at August 10, 2019 03:45 PM (lwiT4)

Probably for other reasons in addition to that, dear, but if he was frugal it must have come in handy.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 10, 2019 03:50 PM (+0VWg)

55 Always a good day when I can make MisHum laugh. Or groan. Same difference. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 10, 2019 03:50 PM (L2ZTs)

56 So... last Saturday I discovered a very small kitten wandering around the plant. It was clearly acclimatized to people and clearly hungry. I started feeding it and told myself I'd take it by the Discount Travelling Vet the next time she came to the Tractor Supply around the corner.

That day was today. They're telling me that "Buddy," who has been acting male all week, is actually a girl.

I don't really have space for a cat in my life, but there she is.

Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain, Who Had a B-Wing, and Called It Brad at August 10, 2019 03:51 PM (ubyBR)

57

I have a theory that cats are all really French.

Imagine any cat with a beret. Not so out of place, is it? The slight curl of the lip to signal it's contempt for the world around it. The sniff at the petty offering of what you have the temerity to call 'food'.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 10, 2019 03:52 PM (ycWCI)

58 About vets and suicide: here is a link to a 2018 article from the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association about suicides among veterinarians. Yes, it's full of the usual jargon about statistical analysis that's par for the course in medical journals these days, but it does contain good information.

https://tinyurl.com/y267h2my

To get to the core of the article, skim down to Table 1 and click on "Open in a separate window" at the lower right to read the full list of stressors that vets experience and some typical comments from vets about each one. It doesn't surprise me that social media is a major stressor.

Posted by: Basement Cat at August 10, 2019 03:52 PM (pPNCa)

59 Sacre bleu!! Aetius knows too much!!

Posted by: Cats Everywhere, Inc at August 10, 2019 03:52 PM (L2ZTs)

60 That day was today. They're telling me that "Buddy," who has been acting male all week, is actually a girl.

I don't really have space for a cat in my life, but there she is.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain, Who Had a B-Wing, and Called It Brad at August 10, 2019 03:51 PM (ubyBR)

Respect her decision!

Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 10, 2019 03:52 PM (ycWCI)

61 Not many people know this, but cats are solar powered.

They certainly have a higher tolerance level for hear than humans-I suppose from originally coming from warm and warm or humid climates. If it's 80 inside the house I will sometimes find the cats sleeping in a room without air conditioning in a sunny spot-and yes, they're fine and well hydrated. Just like heat ad sunny spots .

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 10, 2019 03:53 PM (+0VWg)

62 61-"heat" not "hear"

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 10, 2019 03:54 PM (+0VWg)

63 Gp dogs are sweethearts. Bull headed though. Highly independent.

Remington, Our gp (mixed w/ Anatolian shepherd) is a one year old pup. Still a puppy and not full grow. The big snip is coming (soon I hope).

Posted by: USNtakim profoundly deplorable. at August 10, 2019 03:54 PM (0OmEj)

64 Coyotes, don't you hate em

Posted by: MAC SOG'''' at August 10, 2019 03:54 PM (P4Pk9)

65 I have been very fortunate in my choice of vets. We moved to our current location in April of '82. In the middle of the move, the cat decided to develop a bladder infection. We took the cat to the closest vet, and stayed with her until she retired a couple years back. I don't know who she sold her practice to, but they seem to be maintaining the same staff and standards.

Nearly fifty years ago, just after Himself and I got married, we lived in a farming town a couple hours from Omaha. The vets couldn't believe it when I brought in a kitten with ear mites to be treated. They were all big animal vets and the people they dealt with didn't give two thoughts to their dogs or cats. Dogs and cats weren't worth anything and they were free. They finally added a small animal vet to their staff because the town people were losing that farm mentality and beginning to value their pets.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at August 10, 2019 03:55 PM (eP3XU)

66
Respect her decision!

Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 10, 2019 03:52 PM (ycWCI)

LOL. At least they don't yammer on about their sex change like humans do.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 10, 2019 03:55 PM (+0VWg)

67 Happy Caturday everyone,
Hang in there Kittah, some human will save you.

Posted by: Skip at August 10, 2019 03:56 PM (BbGew)

68 Lemme get this furry sock off

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 10, 2019 03:56 PM (L2ZTs)

69 62 61-"heat" not "hear"
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 10, 2019 03:54 PM (+0VWg)

We knew what you meant.

And with that, everyone have a good day.

If your boss offers you a substantial raise to go to a site an hour and a half away from where you live to essentially act like either Sheriff Bart in Blazing Saddles or James Garner in Support your Local Sheriff, consider your options carefully. Being a bum is not so bad I hear. Free healthcare. I hear San Francisco is lovely this time of year.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 10, 2019 03:57 PM (ycWCI)

70

Golden Retriever Puppy Attack

https://youtu.be/Lc6db8qfZEw

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 10, 2019 03:58 PM (aKsyK)

71 You see some funny stuff working for a vet. Like the black Lab that ate patio stones, had abdominal surgery to remove the patio stones, then went home and ate more patio stones.

Or the Golden Retriever who ate her owner's bra because the owner left home for college and the Golden missed her.

Posted by: grammie winger at August 10, 2019 03:59 PM (lwiT4)

72 I'm sure Tigre's parents jumped for joy and maybe even did some high-fiving when the lightbulb went on in Tigre's head.


And Diesel is indeed a big Tuxedo kitty.

Posted by: Vendette at August 10, 2019 04:01 PM (OgGoW)

73 My oldest daughter drove from her home in Yuma, AZ, to my home in eastern NC with a large Rough Collie, an Australian Shepherd, and a guinea pig named Stevie. A week later, she drove BACK with a 15 year old, an 8 year old, a large Rough Collie, an Australian Shepherd, and a guinea pig named Stevie.

Youth is wasted on the young.

Posted by: antisocialist at August 10, 2019 04:02 PM (2shuf)

74 Hello animal lovers. Asking for votes for arlo and my friends animal rescue in this Wahl clipper, animal rescue site contest. https://tinyurl.com/vote-for-Arlo

Lost Fantasy will spend the money directly on vet bills and rescue animal expenses like pet food. And if you are near Ceres Virginia and thinking about adding a dog, cat, or rabbit to you life or can foster check them out.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at August 10, 2019 04:02 PM (vrfMC)

75 Sacre bleu!! Aetius knows too much!!

Right on schedule: Bluebird of Bitterness's Caturday humor post is a short video from "Henri, Le Chat Noir." Henri is an existentialist (but of course!) kitteh who knows just how to deal with a visiting doggeh: note the "Merde!" at the beginning:

https://tinyurl.com/y5mu3g58

Posted by: Basement Cat at August 10, 2019 04:04 PM (pPNCa)

76 Or the Golden Retriever who ate her owner's bra because the owner left home for college and the Golden missed her.
Posted by: grammie winger at August 10, 2019 03:59 PM (lwiT4)

My beloved black Lab got into the laundry, pulled out one of my bras, ran out the back door and then around and around the yard, trailing my bra like a flag. Oldest grandson chased her around yelling "Lakota! Put GMom's bra down!"

Posted by: antisocialist at August 10, 2019 04:05 PM (2shuf)

77 Blind cat! LOL.

Posted by: DR.WTF at August 10, 2019 04:05 PM (aS1PU)

78 Another beautiful bunch of pets. Or is it a bunch of beautiful pets? Anyhow beautiful.
And I love the pet thread.

Posted by: N.L. Urker. I will urk until I can't urk anymore. at August 10, 2019 04:05 PM (eAMlh)

79 Oldest grandson chased her around yelling "Lakota! Put GMom's bra down!"

Posted by: antisocialist at August 10, 2019 04:05 PM (2shuf)


ahahahahaha!

Posted by: grammie winger at August 10, 2019 04:06 PM (lwiT4)

80 From the dog commandments: "Go with me on difficult journeys."

Oh, so true. I've held every one of them as they took their last breath. We owe them that much for their lifetimes of love.

Posted by: creeper at August 10, 2019 04:07 PM (RK98Q)

81 My beloved black Lab got into the laundry, pulled
out one of my bras, ran out the back door and then around and around the
yard, trailing my bra like a flag. Oldest grandson chased her around
yelling "Lakota! Put GMom's bra down!"


Posted by: antisocialist at August 10, 2019 04:05 PM (2shuf)

Could have been worse. They could have run around the front yard.

Posted by: Vendette at August 10, 2019 04:08 PM (OgGoW)

82 Right on schedule: Bluebird of Bitterness's Caturday humor post is a short video from "Henri, Le Chat Noir." Henri is an existentialist (but of course!) kitteh who knows just how to deal with a visiting doggeh: note the "Merde!" at the beginning:

https://tinyurl.com/y5mu3g58
Posted by: Basement Cat at August 10, 2019 04:04 PM (pPNCa)


Tres bien.

Posted by: DR.WTF at August 10, 2019 04:09 PM (aS1PU)

83 Nice Pets Ya'll!......

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at August 10, 2019 04:09 PM (Z+IKu)

84 This weekend, I had to put down my favorite cat, Epstein. He wouldn't stop raping the underage hampsters.

Posted by: Fritz at August 10, 2019 04:12 PM (kLDv+)

85 Hello, we're dogs. Would you like to pet us? Thanks in advance.

Posted by: Dogs at August 10, 2019 04:13 PM (l9m7l)

86 Nurse, prayers up for you and Lucy. Sounds like she's slowly getting better.

Also...

This is Bear. Bear plays catch by himself because his dumb human is too busy taking a video of Bear playing catch by himself....(clever dog though).

https://tinyurl.com/y5oztkk5

Posted by: Tami at August 10, 2019 04:14 PM (cF8AT)

87 Tami,

Awesome video! Does he ever jump
On the trampoline?

Posted by: Nurse ratched at August 10, 2019 04:17 PM (PkVlr)

88 Tres bien.

My female cat is named Coco, after Mlle. Chanel, and is a true Frenchwoman as far as her grooming is concerned. Would be happy to be brushed and combed 24/7 if I could manage it. OTOH, she has no trouble cuddling up to my dude cat, who is named for a baseball player/manager of German descent (Casey Stengel). I have yet to hear her call him un sale Boche (dirty Hun)-- maybe because he clearly enjoys her company, nuzzling her and recognizing that when the Fancy Feast is dished up, Her Majesty gets the first plate. Once fed, though, she will follow after him when he does his inspection tour of the household. I'm glad they get along so well together!

Posted by: Basement Cat at August 10, 2019 04:20 PM (pPNCa)

89 I just talked to the vet.

Lucy's kidney function has almost returned to normal and she will probably be discharged tomorrow evening.

I love y'all. Thank you so much! God be praised!

Posted by: Nurse ratched at August 10, 2019 04:21 PM (PkVlr)

90 Hey, where all da arthropods at?

Posted by: Sheriff Bart at August 10, 2019 04:22 PM (c2kQz)

91 Nurse, what great news!

Posted by: Ben Had at August 10, 2019 04:22 PM (151Du)

92 Great news nurse!!

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 10, 2019 04:22 PM (dUJdY)

93 Lucy's kidney function has almost returned to normal and she will probably be discharged tomorrow evening.

Wonderful news! Thank you so much for the update!

Posted by: Basement Cat at August 10, 2019 04:22 PM (pPNCa)

94 patients who cannot communicate

Vet gets sick, goes to see a doctor.

Doctor: "So, what seems to be the problem?"
Vet: "Oh, come on, that's not fair!"

Posted by: Stumbo at August 10, 2019 04:24 PM (2dSSW)

95 Hey, where all da arthropods at?

Outdoors, lying in wait for da hoomins doing yard work or walking da doggeh.

Posted by: Basement Cat at August 10, 2019 04:25 PM (pPNCa)

96 So glad to read this Nurse, and thanks for the warning about the voltaren (diclofenac is the generic) . I use the horse version (surpass.) I have one horse that would probably let the stupid dog lick it off his leg, if he ever needed it. The rest of the horses won't tolerate that much dog goofiness but Tanza adores playing with the dog, I gave up trying to correct the dog from pestering the horses when we were fixing fence and Tanza was bored and pestering the dog to get a game of tag going.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at August 10, 2019 04:26 PM (vrfMC)

97
Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at August 10, 2019 03:55 PM (eP3XU)
--------
A week after we adopted WeaselCat v2 she developed lung worms and since she only weighed a couple of pounds it about killed her. A couple of days in the kitty ICU and about $2k later she was on the mend. So yeah, I love my pets.

Posted by: Weasel at August 10, 2019 04:29 PM (MVjcR)

98 I use good old Absorbine horse liniment. Still works the best.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 10, 2019 04:30 PM (151Du)

99 A week after we adopted WeaselCat v2 she developed lung worms and since she only weighed a couple of pounds it about killed her. A couple of days in the kitty ICU and about $2k later she was on the mend. So yeah, I love my pets.
Posted by: Weasel

this is going to cost me a couple thousand dollars.
I really don't care. We love our little Lucys, huh?

Posted by: nurse ratched at August 10, 2019 04:32 PM (PkVlr)

100 In case people don't remember- Madison was the kitty that the E family rescued that had the two broken back legs.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 10, 2019 04:32 PM (151Du)

101 only weighed a couple of pounds it about killed her. A couple of days in the kitty ICU and about $2k later she was on the mend. So yeah, I love my pets.
Posted by: Weasel

this is going to cost me a couple thousand dollars.
I really don't care. We love our little Lucys, huh?
Posted by: nurse ratched at August 10, 2019 04:32 PM (PkVlr)
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We sure do!!

Posted by: Weasel at August 10, 2019 04:32 PM (MVjcR)

102 Back in the day, I had a blog called "My Cats Are French".

A photo of my triplet cats was the avatar and the tagline was "They are often haughty and aloof. They have a serious aversion
to bathing. They eat disgusting things. They prefer their females
unshaven. They are certain of their superiority to the point of
arrogance even though they are neutered. But unlike the French, these
boys are sweet, lovable fur balls who do not care for Jerry Lewis
movies. And they never, ever surrender."

Posted by: cfo mom at August 10, 2019 04:33 PM (RfzVr)

103 Following directions from our esteemed host, and posting here, instead of the AG Barr post.

We want to get a farm dog, to patrol the yard (especially at night to keep the deer away), to protect our flocks of fowl, our rabbits, and the future goats. We have 8 acres. We will have 3-4 acres fenced prior to getting the canine.

Any suggestions? Thanks.

Posted by: Flyover, old lady farmer at August 10, 2019 04:35 PM (B5K06)

104 Is pet insurance worth the money? We've been considering it but I really don't know much about it.

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 10, 2019 04:35 PM (dUJdY)

105 The other day on the radio they were reading a list of the top dogs.

French Bulldogs were #4
RadioGuy 1- How can you tell their French?

RadioGuy 2. They roll over on their back when they see a German Shepherd.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 10, 2019 04:37 PM (151Du)

106 Posted by: Nurse ratched at August 10, 2019 03:14 PM (PkVlr)

Ah, nurse, I'm sorry to hear this.
Praying.

Posted by: Flyover, old lady farmer at August 10, 2019 04:38 PM (B5K06)

107 Lucy's kidney function has almost returned to normal and she will probably be discharged tomorrow evening.

Glad to hear that, Nurse.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 10, 2019 04:39 PM (+0VWg)

108 104 Is pet insurance worth the money? We've been considering it but I really don't know much about it.
Posted by: Jewells45


I don't know, jewells. I've not explored it, but I do know folks who have, and they are happy they got it.

Posted by: nurse ratched at August 10, 2019 04:39 PM (PkVlr)

109 Hmm.. I may look into it nurse. Our little chiweenie is still in good health but biggest worry is since he's part dachshund he may develop back problems.

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 10, 2019 04:45 PM (dUJdY)

110 Fenelon will like this one: an illustration of Psalm 23, kitteh walking past a line of German Shepherds:

https://tinyurl.com/yyjhxrj6

FWIW, my vet told me that the photo was taken in a police dog training academy. The dogs must be able to sit (on command) and not chase after the cat. Any dog that starts after the cat is promptly removed from the training course.

Posted by: Basement Cat at August 10, 2019 04:47 PM (pPNCa)

111 The other day on the radio they were reading a list of the top dogs.

French Bulldogs were #4
RadioGuy 1- How can you tell their French?

RadioGuy 2. They roll over on their back when they see a German Shepherd.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 10, 2019 04:37 PM (151Du)


Conor says "Sacre bleu!"

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 10, 2019 04:49 PM (BiNEL)

112 Hrothgar, my first thought was Conor wouldn't.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 10, 2019 04:50 PM (151Du)

113 Posted by: Weasel at August 10, 2019 04:29 PM (MVjcR)

I don't think I am going to post what my Sofie's back surgery cost!

But it was worth every penny, and amortized over the year it bought me, cheap at the price!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 10, 2019 04:51 PM (BiNEL)

114 Hrothgar, my first thought was Conor wouldn't.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 10, 2019 04:50 PM (151Du)


He's very relieved, he took it personally even though I told him not to!

You should have seen him "arguing" with son's bull mastiff (Chyna) over the proper ownership of a toy!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 10, 2019 04:53 PM (BiNEL)

115 I don't think I am going to post what my Sofie's back surgery cost!
But it was worth every penny, and amortized over the year it bought me, cheap at the price!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 10, 2019 04:51 PM (BiNEL)
~~~~~

Tell me about it. I just forked over $4,000 for knee surgery for my Whiskey.

Posted by: IrishEi at August 10, 2019 04:53 PM (sGotD)

116 Oh, so true. I've held every one of them as they took their last breath. We owe them that much for their lifetimes of love.
Posted by: creeper at August 10, 2019 04:07 PM (RK98Q)


I have, as well. Also for my dear kitties. All my dogs and cats have been dear companions, a, I told them I would be with them.

Every memory of those events breaks my hear all over again.

Posted by: Flyover, old lady farmer at August 10, 2019 04:53 PM (B5K06)

117 Hello, we're cats. You're supposed to be feeding us. We'll overlook it this once, now get started.

Posted by: Cats at August 10, 2019 04:54 PM (l9m7l)

118 The other day on the radio they were reading a list of the top dogs.

There actually is a Franco-German brigade (formed in 1989) that is part of the Eurocorps and consists of units from both the French Army and the German Army.

https://tinyurl.com/y3552fgb (if you don't believe it)

The local joke is that it's the only armed force in Europe that's aggressive and rude at the same time.

Posted by: Basement Cat at August 10, 2019 04:56 PM (pPNCa)

119 Nurse --

Prayers up to St. Gertrude, Patron Saint of Cats, for your Lucy.

Posted by: Empire1 at August 10, 2019 04:58 PM (uTLF9)

120 Any suggestions? Thanks.
Posted by: Flyover

My mother lives on 60 acres south of Waco. she swears on a small pack that incorporates:
a great pirenese (the brute squad)
a lab/corgi mix (the brain)
at least three terriers (for the pack's intestinal fortitude)

evidently the terriers are excellent guards, but lack the size to go at coyotes, the lab that wont stand up will go into the coyote fight and start gutting everything while the brute squad executes the ones the height challenged lab wounds. the three terriers stand around dancing and yapping encouragement.

Posted by: BifBewalskiBot - sofa king we todd did at August 10, 2019 04:58 PM (VcFUs)

121 Posted by: BifBewalskiBot - sofa king we todd did at August 10, 2019 04:58 PM (VcFUs)

lmao! Sounds about right!

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 10, 2019 05:00 PM (dUJdY)

122 Prayers up to St. Gertrude, Patron Saint of Cats, for your Lucy.

I fostered a cat some years back that I named Trudi in honor of St. Gertrude. She was adopted by a chemistry teacher and lived happily with her and a Siamese kitteh named Baxter for over 14 years. The teacher told me that Baxter gladly accepted Trudi as the household queen.

Posted by: Basement Cat at August 10, 2019 05:02 PM (pPNCa)

123 120: We had a Great Pyr (semi-rescue from gal that couldn't keep her in town) Barking is a big part of how they protect, they patrol and bark to warn critters that this place is guarded. That is why we got Mia, close neighbors, dog violating town noise ordinance.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at August 10, 2019 05:07 PM (vrfMC)

124 Nurse --

Thanks for the good news about Lucy!

And thank you as well, St. Gertrude.

Posted by: Empire1 at August 10, 2019 05:17 PM (uTLF9)

125 Stunning pet morons!

Every memory of those events breaks my hear all over again.
Posted by: Flyover, old lady farmer at August 10, 2019 04:53 PM (B5K06)

I agree, I know my first dog was not going to live to be 42, but I still miss him.

Posted by: CN at August 10, 2019 05:21 PM (U7k5w)

126 Thank you, BifBewalskiBot and PaleRider.

Posted by: Flyover, old lady farmer at August 10, 2019 05:24 PM (B5K06)

127 PaleRider - mom is on her 3rd or 4th ghost dog. She keeps them shaved so the Texas heat doesn't bug them too much and provides a kiddie pool that the whole damned pack lounges in for cooling off. She uses a horse watering system to keep the level at around six inches so the terriers can relax as well as the big dogs. Her two geriatric arabs (i SWEAR those two horses think they're dogs too) try to join the dogs but the pool has a split rail fence to keep them out.

Speaking of the horses, they've raised about 14 years worth of feral pigs. At dusk, they head down to the bottoms near the creek and the pig herd comes out. The babies all gather around the horses while the adults graze in the tall grass. The horses keep the coyotes away from the babies. When i visit, i leave the horses in the barn after evening feeding and slip down to my favorite cottonwood for some piggy meat.

Posted by: BifBewalskiBot - sofa king we todd did at August 10, 2019 05:32 PM (VcFUs)

128 Bif, you and your mom are way more expert than I am. We only had the one GP since we only have horses no little critters needing protection. Mia didn't like to get wet, even when clipped in the summer. She did decide that bad critters would not be outside in summer heat and would relax in the house until evening --then it was like the old Looney Tunes cartoon with the G-Pyr dog and wolf/coyote clocking in and she would insist she had to go outside and to the guard thing. But I do like to warn folks thinking of getting a G-Pyr to be aware of the barking in case they have close neighbors that would complain.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at August 10, 2019 05:45 PM (vrfMC)

129 Thanks all! Last time Diesel and his brother The Efficient Baxter were weighed they clocked in at 20 lbs each, and that was a couple of years ago. They have not gotten slimmer. I'm pretty sure my guys aren't French. British upperclass twits, maybe. They both have their tuxedos on for a spot of fun at the Drones club but Baxter missed a few buttons (his bib is crooked) and he has a milk dribble from one side of his mouth. The only way to tell them apart and it is CRUCIAL to do so because Baxter is safe-tummy and Diesel is...not. Not without protective gear anyway.

Posted by: Sabrina Chase at August 10, 2019 05:48 PM (iwoyh)

130 Hi Sabrina!

Hope you're doing well. Don't go to the next thread unless you want to get nauseated and pissed.

Posted by: nurse ratched at August 10, 2019 05:52 PM (PkVlr)

131 Don't go to the next thread unless you want to get nauseated and pissed.

Hope it helps to think happy thoughts about Lucy's recovery.

Posted by: Basement Cat at August 10, 2019 05:55 PM (pPNCa)

132 Another dandy Pet Thread, Mis Hum! Always love to see the Pet Morons.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at August 10, 2019 06:05 PM (bHlGF)

133 Prayers up for Lucy. Pets are indeed gifts from God.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at August 10, 2019 06:07 PM (bHlGF)

134 We had an animal visitor a couple nights ago, but I'll keep the before- and after-action photos of that 2nd-yr copperhead to myself. I joyfully adopt king snakes at every opportunity.

Posted by: How! Dew! at August 10, 2019 06:17 PM (64PZ4)

135 134: Fist Bump, although we get prairie rattlers and hog nose and bullsnakes. I wouldn't quite say I adopt the non-venomous snakes. But they are welcome to hang out so long as they stay outside.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at August 10, 2019 06:36 PM (vrfMC)

136 I'm very glad to hear that Nurse's Lucy is on the mend.

And Ben Had, if you're here....love the hat.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at August 10, 2019 06:42 PM (xJa6I)

137 There is a new open thread, now.

Posted by: BifBewalskiBot - sofa king we todd did at August 10, 2019 06:47 PM (VcFUs)

138 http://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=382765

Posted by: BifBewalskiBot - sofa king we todd did at August 10, 2019 06:47 PM (VcFUs)

139 I'm going to close out this pet thread with the comment that I shared a part in my Vet's life since she was 8 years old. I instructed her in the art of the horse and have watched with pride as she became a damn fine Doctor.

Kim, I love You.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 10, 2019 09:36 PM (Bk2iI)

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