Ace of Spades Pet Thread

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(H/T Legally Sufficient)


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Good afternoon and welcome to the almost world famous Ace of Spades Pet Thread. So what's up this afternoon? Hope you have some time to enjoy the world of pets.

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This is about as political as we get here.


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A Little of This. A Little of That.

From our friend Shibumi, Some wonderful photos of cats taken at the right time.


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H/T from Hank Curmudgeon, The Cat Whisperer.

On a winter’s night in 1949 in New York City, young marketing student and budding photographer Walter Chandoha spotted a stray kitten in the snow, bundled it into his coat, and brought it home. Little did he know he had just met the muse that would determine the course of his life.

Chandoha turned his lens on his new feline friend – which he named Loco – and was so inspired by the results that he started photographing kittens from a local shelter.

These images marked the start of an extraordinary career that would span seven decades.


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I recently stumbled across a Star Trek Book, started reading it, and was pleasantly surprised to find this foreword and a bit of information I never knew about William Shatner.
Sorry about the crappy image quality and text overlay.
Regards - Hrothgar

No apologies necessary. We appreciate you thinking about the Pet Thread.



"Who knew fish were affectionate? - Creeper" thanks for the H/T.


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Meet The PetMorons


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Hello! Thecommander here. You have posted Fleury’s pic in the past - thank you! This pic was taken this week just before she crossed the rainbow bridge. She wanted to go outside in the worst way and I think she wanted to feel the sun on her face one last time. She went to sleep shortly after this was taken. I miss her. Best. Cat. Ever.

So sorry to hear of your loss. It's always tough to lose a pet. Hopefully this tribute will help with your grief.


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Howdy y'all.

This is Lucy. She is a 7 yo rescue cat. She's doing really well since her medical scare four weeks ago. She licked some anti inflammatory gel off my knee and it darn near shut down her kidneys.

Lucy was my sweet companion through surgery, chemo and radiation. She sat with me after I had a heart attack and had to be "mellow" for a couple months.

Our fur friends are the best friends. I thank all y'all for the prayers for her. She's much better and has been practicing her nighttime antics and is almost back to normal.

Smooches,
Nurse ratched.

That is frightening. Who would have thought a little lick of medicine would do so much harm to a feline. Glad both of you are on the mend.


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This guy has had more shots in the past few weeks than I have had in my life trying to mend his leg, he lives to run (and bark) but he is determined. - Suzanne

He looks like a happy go lucky excitable boy. Hope he is feeling better. Thanks for the submission.


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Mis Hum,

Greetings once again.

Publius Redux checking in from Hong Kong here. Still no PRC tanks rolling in . . . yet. And the international news makes it look as if the place is on fire and it's the zombie apocalypse, but with egg rolls and duck sauce, but I assure you it is not. That being said, protests continue and seem to be slated to go on indefinitely. Not sure how it will end - but your man in Hong Kong will keep you advised.

Anyway, I thought it might be topical to show you a pic of my neighbor's dogs. Not sure if my neighbor is an honorary Moron (as my Cantonese s*cks) but in broken English he has said " Trump, very strong leader. Hong Kong like Trump. He tell Beijing to treat protesters humanely!"

Anyway - for a city that you might not think is convenient for dogs, and which is super hot in summer, Hong Kongese love their dogs and, when they get old, the dogs that is, they drive them around in prams! Like these two. Yin and Yang (Yin is the dachshund, Yang is the pug - at least I think that's their names. Again, my Cantonese is almost non-existent) . Cute as buttons and on top of the world. See? They are not worried about the protests. They are two lucky dogs.

Enjoy.


Pax Ex.

Publius Redux

Thank you so much for checking in Publius Redux. Your email proves that the Pet Thread is almost world famous. Yes, your neighbor is a honorary Moron and his dogs honorary PetMorons. Thanks again!


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Our beloved Binny died in our bed with his Dad holding him and his mom kissing his head at 2:40 in the morning. Nine years ago we brought him home. He was just 4 months old and he had the task of filling his mom's heart because it had a giant hole left by her first dog Troopie. I thought that nothing could fill that hole but Binny knew better. He picked me as much as I picked him, He put his whole heart into being the best dog that ever lived. He was my constant companion, loyal, brave, he loved me more than anything, he not only filled the hole in my heart but made it bigger. I know people say that theirs is the best dog that ever lived but we felt that our Binny was the most loyal, brave, smart, and intuitive dog that we ever knew. He protected his mom from rattlesnakes, our neighbor from Javalina, a little dog he didn't even like from a coyote and he knew when weather was coming better than any weatherman. He was in his prime and he never let on that he was not feeling well or anything was the matter until it must have gotten so bad that he couldn't do it anymore. He stopped eating on Monday and we took him to the Vet three times that week and on Sunday when they finally took an x-ray we discovered he had a tumor in his chest that had spread throughout his lungs. He died that night.
Wee Kreek Farm Girl

What a handsome lad. Condolences on your loss. Losing a relatively young dog to cancer is tough sucks. Hang in there folks.


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Hi to all. I love Ace and always look forward to seeing and reading the Pet Thread. Here’s our current family of pets. Rufus is our 10-year-old schnoodle. He’s an easygoing (I.e., lazy) little guy. Lily has been with us for almost two months. She’s a Bichon who we inherited after my mom died. Lily is 12 years old, and her energy and spryness puts Rufus to shame. We chuckle at the fact that we have two small white dogs! The two get along great. Thanks for doing the Pet Thread.

Mrs. SOB

First of all, condolences on your mother passing. It is great news that Rufus took to his new roommate. It appears that Lily will whip Rufus into shape. Thank you for your contribution.


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Thank you for all the photos recently. You Morons are great. Once again, you folks demonstrate why the AoSHQ is the best site on the interwebz.

If you have something you wish to share with us, please feel free to contact us at petmorons at gmail dot com.

Have a great week!!!

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1 Am I first?

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at September 07, 2019 03:02 PM (JUOKG)

2 Yeah

Posted by: hogmartin will be sad if you don't register for the fall MIMoMe at September 07, 2019 03:02 PM (t+qrx)

3 Nice Pets Ya'll!......

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at September 07, 2019 03:02 PM (Z+IKu)

4 And I read the content!

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at September 07, 2019 03:02 PM (JUOKG)

5 Someone needs to dust these threads before posting.

Posted by: blake - used pronoun salesman at September 07, 2019 03:04 PM (WEBkv)

6 Whenever I need to take a picture of writing or a drawing in a book or catalog, I place a sheet of black paper on the reverse side. It keeps the back side from bleeding through.

Posted by: Lump at September 07, 2019 03:06 PM (AwjHq)

7 Thecommander, sorry to hear about Fleury's passing. I had to put my tabby Penny to sleep two years ago today due to cancer.

Posted by: kbdabear at September 07, 2019 03:08 PM (qAR6u)

8 Happy Caturday everyone

Posted by: Skip at September 07, 2019 03:08 PM (BbGew)

9 Cat in #2 picture in shibumi's link may not know what's about to hit him, but the kitten's the one who's going to be the most surprised about how the encounter turns out.

Posted by: hogmartin will be sad if you don't register for the fall MIMoMe at September 07, 2019 03:09 PM (t+qrx)

10 Because of reasons I've let Paisley onto my bed and now our den is her favorite place in the house. Sometimes in the night she lets the world know she's guarding us.
Sometimes she sticks her nose in my face to make sure she's in the right den.
Sometimes she takes a big stretch and slaps me in the face with her giant paws.

Posted by: N.L. Urker. I will urk until I can't urk anymore. at September 07, 2019 03:11 PM (eAMlh)

11 God bless all you who love and care for your pets!

Posted by: gp at September 07, 2019 03:12 PM (mk9aG)

12 Nurse Ratched, is Lucy the one who trained you up in your wiggling and pouncing?

Posted by: N.L. Urker. I will urk until I can't urk anymore. at September 07, 2019 03:13 PM (eAMlh)

13 It's sad to hear people losing their furry friends, were better humans for having them .

Posted by: Skip at September 07, 2019 03:14 PM (BbGew)

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A swell lot o' thieves! Thanks again, MisHum for bringing Teh Pets.

God love them all. Heaven for a pet is to be a Moron Pet.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 07, 2019 03:15 PM (7rVsF)

15 Someone needs to dust these threads before posting.

So true. And a big thank-you to Hank Curmudgeon for sending MisHum the link about Walter Chandoha. My grandmother gave me one of his books when I was just a little kid, and his name stuck in my memory because it's unusual. I didn't know the story about Loco and how Chandoha became a cat photographer-- always good to learn something new about someone whose art I've always respected.

Posted by: Basement Cat at September 07, 2019 03:15 PM (pPNCa)

16 Just got back from the vet with my two kittehs, Bogie and Bacall. Annual check up and vaccinations. First time Bogie had his shots he had an allergic reaction so I'm splitting up the rabies and virus / leukemia booster shots two weeks apart. Last time it cost me $200 in care after his reaction.

Free kittens my ass.

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at September 07, 2019 03:15 PM (2DOZq)

17 nurse ratched, that is wonderful news about Lucy!!

And thank you for the warning about prescription arthritic joint pain cream. I'm so sorry you had to go through this horrible ordeal to give others a heads up.

Beautiful pets once again. Thanks to all of you for sharing!!

Posted by: Moki at September 07, 2019 03:25 PM (mFoNl)

18 If ya'll are wondering... yes. Life is stressful. So consequently, I do spend a lot of time looking at cute/ funny cat pictures.

Posted by: shibumi, in house selling hell at September 07, 2019 03:27 PM (l/6vt)

19 And thanks to Nurse Ratched for the photo of Lucy. I remember the scare when it happened, and it's good to see photographic proof that Lucy is on the mend. As for cats licking ointments or creams off human skin-- I've had cats that like to lick off a heavy-duty cream that I use in the winter to protect my hands. It's not medicated, is not perfumed, and has no ingredients of any kind that I would think cats might find attractive. I asked the vet one time whether the stuff would be harmful to cats, and he said he didn't think so. He also said that one theory as to why cats lick creams or other topical skin treatments off humans is that they are trying to clean the human, just as they would lick a dirty kitten in order to clean it. I had heard that adult cats tend to regard humans as oversize but mentally retarded kittens, so I guess the theory makes sense. To a cat, at any rate.

Posted by: Basement Cat at September 07, 2019 03:27 PM (pPNCa)

20 Lots of pollen here.

Posted by: Infidel at September 07, 2019 03:28 PM (BLFnH)

21 yes, shatner is a champeenship-level horseman.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at September 07, 2019 03:28 PM (Pg+x7)

22 Hi Pig! Ask for Purevax Feline only Non-adjuvant vaccines.. They cost a little more but have little or no adverse allergy reactions. You vet can order it for you.. No plug here but, I am a cat breeder by trade..

Posted by: catman at September 07, 2019 03:29 PM (4HMlb)

23 What a great pic of Lucy. Looks like Walter Chandoha could have snapped it.

Posted by: olddog in mo at September 07, 2019 03:30 PM (Dhht7)

24 12 Nurse Ratched, is Lucy the one who trained you up in your wiggling and pouncing?
Posted by: N.L. Urker. I will urk until I can't urk anymore

why, yes!
I also have studied Hobbes quite thoroughly.

Posted by: nurse ratched at September 07, 2019 03:35 PM (PkVlr)

25 I had heard that adult cats tend to regard humans as oversize but mentally retarded kittens (...)
Posted by: Basement Cat at September 07, 2019 03:27 PM (pPNCa)


To be fair, that's how I regard quite a few humans too.

Posted by: hogmartin will be sad if you don't register for the fall MIMoMe at September 07, 2019 03:36 PM (t+qrx)

26 Just love all the photographs on the pet thread. The top cartoons, especially the first one, are hilarious.

If you click on the cat whisperer link it shows the photographer using a very nice twin lens reflex camera. That explains how he was able to get some of the pictures. They are old school but offer a versatility hard to match with a SLR. And for the cost back then they had some excellent lenses. You can still get film for them.

Posted by: JTB at September 07, 2019 03:37 PM (bmdz3)

27 A Caturday Funny from Bluebird of Bitterness: This isn't from Ozzy Man, but from a Kiwi who constructed a cat feeder machine. Here's a link to the short video version of how the contraption works; at the end, he has a link to a longer video of how he made it. DIY nerds as well as cat people should like this one!

https://tinyurl.com/y6pwwke4

Posted by: Basement Cat at September 07, 2019 03:37 PM (pPNCa)

28 To be fair, that's how I regard quite a few humans too.

I submit that even a mentally retarded kitten is more than a match for the current crop of Dem candidates for 2020.

Posted by: Basement Cat at September 07, 2019 03:42 PM (pPNCa)

29 So much pet love. From the pets and to the pets. What a great life.

Posted by: m at September 07, 2019 03:46 PM (4PQOl)

30 I submit that even a mentally retarded kitten is more than a match for the current crop of Dem candidates for 2020.
Posted by: Basement Cat at September 07, 2019 03:42 PM (pPNCa)


KITTEN 2024: LOOKIT ITS WIDDLE TUMMY

Posted by: hogmartin will be sad if you don't register for the fall MIMoMe at September 07, 2019 03:47 PM (t+qrx)

31 Happy Pet Thread Day

A tear for those that have gone on

A cuddle for the rest

I would have taken Binny in a heartbeat

Posted by: Ben Had at September 07, 2019 03:47 PM (76BPT)

32 Ben Had, has Shatner ever seen or visited your horses?

Posted by: Basement Cat at September 07, 2019 03:49 PM (pPNCa)

33 Breathing a sigh of relief over Lucy. Thanks for the pic, Nurse. She's so pretty.

Sniffles for the ones who have lost animal family members this week. So much pleasure they bring. So much pain when they go.

Posted by: creeper at September 07, 2019 03:50 PM (MItT3)

34 Binny was so...so..."there".
I'm sorry, Wee Kreek Farm Girl.

Posted by: creeper at September 07, 2019 03:54 PM (MItT3)

35 Can one be an aging boomer and not have a small white dog in the front seat of the SUV?

Posted by: Quilp at September 07, 2019 03:54 PM (Bf3hj)

36 That stroller picture is awesome.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at September 07, 2019 03:57 PM (PUmDY)

37 it's back.

Posted by: Infidel at September 07, 2019 03:58 PM (BLFnH)

38 Going home and rub my nose in my parrot's belly and spoil him with unsalted pistacios and dried red peppers he loves. 20 year companion. Given away for being vicious, yknow. Now he purrs like a kitteh when petted. Im his 4th home, the longest and god willing forever home. Smod better take us both same time.

Posted by: adobe juan senegal kenobe at September 07, 2019 03:58 PM (9+aP1)

39 Hello, Thecommander. I got teary over Fleury but not from sadness. Rather, your kindness in taking her out one last time was what made me cry. How she must have enjoyed that.


Siamese are special.

Posted by: creeper at September 07, 2019 03:58 PM (MItT3)

40 Well, I live alone and travel far too much for work to keep anything more care intensive than a cactus, but I appreciate everyone sharing.

Posted by: Vanya at September 07, 2019 03:59 PM (vZA+V)

41 Tangentially related - they're critters -- check out these Japanese tea bags:

https://www.ocean-teabag.com/

There's one shaped like a coelacanth!

My computer says "This page cannot be translated".

It's Japantown, baby.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at September 07, 2019 04:00 PM (kQs4Y)

42 Can one be an aging boomer and not have a small white dog in the front seat of the SUV?
Posted by: Quilp at September 07, 2019 03:54 PM (Bf3hj)

Yes. But other boomers will frown at you.

Posted by: tbodie at September 07, 2019 04:01 PM (sMMcg)

43 35 ... "Can one be an aging boomer and not have a small white dog in the front seat of the SUV?"

Not really. But this aging boomer's small white dog is in the back seat of the SUV. He can see better from there.

Posted by: JTB at September 07, 2019 04:02 PM (bmdz3)

44 Basement Cat, I have seen him at the NRHA Futurity. He does a lot of different disciplines.

Posted by: Ben Had at September 07, 2019 04:02 PM (76BPT)

45 Never change, Japan. Never change

Posted by: Vanya at September 07, 2019 04:03 PM (vZA+V)

46 I have seen him at the NRHA Futurity.

Any photos (of him or his horses)?

Posted by: Basement Cat at September 07, 2019 04:04 PM (pPNCa)

47 What if the SUV is a Range Rover? Is it acceptable to substitute a Coach purse for the dog?

Posted by: Vanya at September 07, 2019 04:05 PM (vZA+V)

48 I would have taken Binny in a heartbeat

Posted by: Ben Had


You would have been in line behind me.

Posted by: olddog in mo at September 07, 2019 04:05 PM (Dhht7)

49 Just returned from a produce restocking trip. Someone above, commenting on recent vet bills, said "Free kittens, my ass." The same applies to guinea pigs.

Posted by: creeper at September 07, 2019 04:05 PM (MItT3)

50 Basement Cat, None of him but some of Lyle Lovett.

Posted by: Ben Had at September 07, 2019 04:07 PM (76BPT)

51 Oh God I do love the pet thread but hearing the stories of people who have lost their pets is just heartbreaking.

Posted by: Jewells45 at September 07, 2019 04:08 PM (dUJdY)

52 None of him but some of Lyle Lovett.

I bet Lovett finds horses to be better friends than Julia Roberts.

Posted by: Basement Cat at September 07, 2019 04:09 PM (pPNCa)

53 http://www.equinechronicle.
com/2016-las-vegas-high-roller
-reining-classic-recap/

Posted by: Infidel at September 07, 2019 04:09 PM (BLFnH)

54 It is better to have petted and lost than never to have petted at all, I think.

Posted by: Vanya at September 07, 2019 04:10 PM (vZA+V)

55 Ah, and I return to find the Pet Thread up! Good, since I have a question for you fine folks, especially those with canine buddies.

Frank the Dachshund is starting to move uncomfortably at age 12. Have any of you tried the OTC joint remedies, and if so, would you recommend them?

Now to go read the content and look at the great pictures.

Posted by: Empire1 at September 07, 2019 04:11 PM (x4bi4)

56 olddog, seems we have the same soft spot!

Posted by: Ben Had at September 07, 2019 04:11 PM (76BPT)

57 Pet Thread!

Posted by: Weasel at September 07, 2019 04:12 PM (MVjcR)

58 What if the SUV is a Range Rover? Is it acceptable to substitute a Coach purse for the dog?

Posted by: Vanya


I think a Stalvey or Delvaux would go better with a Range Rover. A Denali is more suited for the Coach bag.

Posted by: olddog in mo at September 07, 2019 04:13 PM (Dhht7)

59 Empire1, They will make you feel better but that is about it.

Posted by: Ben Had at September 07, 2019 04:13 PM (76BPT)

60 Jewell's, it only takes the tears a few minutes to dry. And they're well spent.

Posted by: creeper at September 07, 2019 04:13 PM (MItT3)

61 Posted by: Infidel at September 07, 2019 04:09 PM (BLFnH)

Captain Kirk still looking good. I remember the Twilight Zone episode that gave him his first big break.

Posted by: Basement Cat at September 07, 2019 04:14 PM (pPNCa)

62 Ben Had, Binney reminds me of my second dog, Dixie. No dogs presently. Just the two cats.

Posted by: olddog in mo at September 07, 2019 04:16 PM (Dhht7)

63 Captain Kirk still looking good. I remember the Twilight Zone episode that gave him his first big break.
Posted by: Basement Cat at September 07, 2019 04:14 PM (pPNCa)

As do I in my short 29 yrs. Reruns ya'know. It was a good one.

Posted by: Infidel at September 07, 2019 04:17 PM (BLFnH)

64 61 ... Considering Shatner is 88, he is looking damn good. Not that I'm jealous. Nope! Not me.

Posted by: JTB at September 07, 2019 04:20 PM (bmdz3)

65 We have 2 bichons that we wouldn't take for.

Kilo is 3.5 and Shplikes is 2, both boys

Posted by: REDACTED at September 07, 2019 04:21 PM (AQBtr)

66 Empire1, I would go with the injections of hylaronic acid.

We have had much success using that on horses and now they are doing an injectable for dogs.

Posted by: Ben Had at September 07, 2019 04:22 PM (76BPT)

67 Posted by: Lump at September 07, 2019 03:06 PM (AwjHq)

Thanks for that excellent tip on photocopying.
~H

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at September 07, 2019 04:22 PM (BiNEL)

68 Sometimes when I read the Pet Thread it gets so damned dusty in the house..... I should vacuum more I guess...

Posted by: SSBN 656 (G) at September 07, 2019 04:24 PM (5AVMW)

69 Luna has her claws, but she understands the cartoon cat, anyway:

https://tinyurl.com/y2yxkegg

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at September 07, 2019 04:24 PM (N2LEs)

70 Shatner showed one of his QH at the Del Mar show this spring. A western riding class, and for an 87/88 year old, looked damn great doing it. He's got a really big belly, don't know if there is some kind of liver enlargement or what ( most 88 year olds are pretty skinny, he is not) , but regardless, he was riding. He was heavily involved in showing Saddlebreds for years, both riding and driving. Actually had one of his stallions rear up in a class, turning over his cart with Shatner in it. Everyone was ok, got things rearranged, and Shatner got back in the cart and drove the class. I think he lets professionals now show his gaited Saddlebreds. He did have a big farm in KY or TN that he had the horses stabled, not sure now what his involvement entails other than owning some show quality quarter horses.

Posted by: Jen the original at September 07, 2019 04:26 PM (g3A99)

71 I saw Shatner in that Twilight Zone when it first aired. Scared the shit out if a young fella. Fortunately, our comfort dachshund was asleep on my lap for reassurance. (Keeping this on the thread topic.)

Posted by: JTB at September 07, 2019 04:28 PM (bmdz3)

72 It's sad to hear people losing their furry friends, were better humans for having them .

Posted by: Skip at September 07, 2019 03:14 PM (BbGew)


Yes it is sad, but also beautiful that we have a place like this where we can mourn for our animals and know that we are in the company of kindred souls that love and cherish their varied animal friends.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at September 07, 2019 04:29 PM (BiNEL)

73 65 Kilo is 3.5 and Shplikes is 2, both boys
Posted by: REDACTED at September 07, 2019 04:21 PM (AQBtr)

Both GOOD boys?

Posted by: m at September 07, 2019 04:30 PM (4PQOl)

74 Luna has her claws, but she understands the cartoon cat, anyway:

https://tinyurl.com/y2yxkegg

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice


But does Luna understand that alcohol and guns don't mix well together?

Posted by: olddog in mo at September 07, 2019 04:30 PM (Dhht7)

75 JTB, I had our little mitzi on my lap at the time. I sure miss that little doggie. Probably even had a blanket. One of the few shows we got to watch as little tykes.

Posted by: Infidel at September 07, 2019 04:31 PM (BLFnH)

76 Hrothgar-Beautifully said.

Posted by: Ben Had at September 07, 2019 04:32 PM (76BPT)

77 Posted by: Ben Had at September 07, 2019 04:32 PM (76BPT)

It does get dusty on Saturday afternoon around here!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at September 07, 2019 04:37 PM (BiNEL)

78 We had been driving around the country in our rv for 2 years now, with the ashes of our dalmatians and our cats in their boxes in one of our basement compartments. When we were in Ohio dropping off the grandkids, I asked our daughter if she would take them. She was thrilled about it. She sent me a picture of her home office where she had special shelves built for the boxes and pictures of the animals with her and the family all over the walls. We're both glad they are home with family.

Posted by: Abby at September 07, 2019 04:39 PM (Zgnzf)

79
I saw Shatner in that Twilight Zone when it first aired. Scared the shit out if a young fella. Fortunately, our comfort dachshund was asleep on my lap for reassurance. (Keeping this on the thread topic.)
Posted by: JTB


Did you wake up the pooch when Shat pulled the window shade?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 07, 2019 04:40 PM (aKsyK)

80 Ok, did some looking online. Captain Kirk is still driving his saddlebreds. He just won a roadster to bike championship at the Kentucky State Fair two weeks ago. That class is where you drive your horse at speed and both speed and style count.

Found a youtube video of him driving after being ribboned as champion.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9CXypcve-o

Posted by: Jen the original at September 07, 2019 04:42 PM (g3A99)

81 Besides the TZ episode with the troll on the wing of the airplane, Shatner also played a guy who became obsessed with a coin-operated fortune telling machine in a diner. He probably wasn't buying many horses back then.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 07, 2019 04:42 PM (amw5z)

82 kitteh/kitteh 2024

if it fitz, we sitz

or something, think soapbox

Posted by: micky at September 07, 2019 04:43 PM (66cM9)

83 Do you appreciate beauty, Tom?

Posted by: Jack Woltz at September 07, 2019 04:43 PM (amw5z)

84 Huh. Was hoping to avoid another vet trip this month -- Mr. E and I are both on canes, and Frank is not cooperative going there, plus the expense. Going to have to bite the bullet, though, I suppose.

Posted by: Empire1 at September 07, 2019 04:47 PM (Dn5hx)

85 Pet thread - where is the kat?

Posted by: DaveA at September 07, 2019 04:47 PM (FhXTo)

86 Abby, I have my dog Freckles ashes and my moms dog ShiShi's ashes. That's a wonderful idea!

Posted by: Jewells45 at September 07, 2019 04:48 PM (dUJdY)

87 Before Arthropod Guy shows up to complain about the lack of diversity on the Pet Thread, here's a photo + story about a bat that fell asleep on the net during a day game in the Cleveland Indians ballpark:

https://tinyurl.com/yy4uzdmd

As the home team remarked, "Whenever we see a tweet saying 'WAKE UP THE BATS,' this is what we're going to assume you're talking about."

Posted by: Basement Cat at September 07, 2019 04:50 PM (pPNCa)

88 It's been "kittehs who kill" every day this week at AoS!

Posted by: San Franpsycho at September 07, 2019 04:51 PM (EZebt)

89 Frank the Dachshund is starting to move uncomfortably at age 12. Have any of you tried the OTC joint remedies, and if so, would you recommend them?

==

I have heard good things about "golden paste" which if you bing it is basically turmeric, black pepper, honey, some kind of fat (like coonut oil)
I think the turmeric and black pepper are the anti-inflammatory ingredients in it

Posted by: vmom happy to have read a good book! at September 07, 2019 04:51 PM (+72t1)

90 Beautiful pet morons!

Condolences on Binny, a beautiful doggeh if there ever was one.

I've had my share of pet loss, but I can't bear not to be with one, so I adopt quickly and hastily and come to love the new additions.

Posted by: CN at September 07, 2019 04:52 PM (U7k5w)

91 we are currently watching the original Star Trek series btw

Posted by: vmom happy to have read a good book! at September 07, 2019 04:52 PM (+72t1)

92 Ben Had, Old Dog and Creeper thanks for all your kind words and thoughts about our Binny. Mr. Wee Kreek and I read the comments together, and we cried when we saw his memorial here and when we read your lovely words. Binny was a once in a lifetime dog and he will be forever missed.

Posted by: wee kreek farm girl at September 07, 2019 04:53 PM (spBV6)

93 WeaselDog would like everyone to know the mail is here.

Posted by: Weasel at September 07, 2019 04:54 PM (MVjcR)

94 Hey, Jewells. How ya' doing?

First dog is buried out in backyard. 2d dog was cremated. He had blown up quite a bit from Cushing disease and I was out of town when wife to her to vet and it was time to let her go.

Posted by: olddog in mo at September 07, 2019 04:54 PM (Dhht7)

95 As the home team remarked, "Whenever we see a tweet saying 'WAKE UP THE BATS,' this is what we're going to assume you're talking about."
Posted by: Basement Cat at September 07, 2019 04:50 PM (pPNCa)


Aw, that reminds me of Space Bat.

https://tinyurl.com/y4bsdkaf

Spread your wings and fly, little buddy.

Posted by: hogmartin will be sad if you don't register for the fall MIMoMe at September 07, 2019 04:54 PM (t+qrx)

96 mh, I really appreciate the comments you add after each submission. They are very kind-hearted.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at September 07, 2019 04:55 PM (EZebt)

97 The Cat Whisperer pictures are fascinating to see, but some of them would make me think twice. My grandson is itching for a feline friend, and at age four works very hard to convince me that dogs are not the only great pets to have.

Posted by: CN at September 07, 2019 04:56 PM (U7k5w)

98 WK Farm Girl condolences. Those of us who have been blessed with 4 legged family members understand the pain. Binny looks like my kind of dog!

Posted by: Sock Monkey...lleno de rabia at September 07, 2019 04:56 PM (vNZIN)

99 Binny is one of those creatures who makes you believe in God.

Posted by: nurse ratched at September 07, 2019 04:57 PM (PkVlr)

100 Thanks CN. He was extremely handsome. We have gotten another rescue as we couldn't take it. I hadn't gardened, cooked or showered without Binny's watchful eyes in 9 years. It took me a bit to even be able to write his post, so look for an update soon on our newest rescue, Wiley.

Posted by: wee kreek farm girl at September 07, 2019 04:57 PM (spBV6)

101 Predator, The Musical:

https://youtu.be/qlicWUDf5MM


I am crying . . .

Posted by: Sharkman at September 07, 2019 04:58 PM (Mo1SD)

102 100 Thanks CN. He was extremely handsome. We have gotten another rescue as we couldn't take it. I hadn't gardened, cooked or showered without Binny's watchful eyes in 9 years. It took me a bit to even be able to write his post, so look for an update soon on our newest rescue, Wiley.
Posted by: wee kreek farm girl at September 07, 2019 04:57 PM (spBV6)

I understand. I found myself missing all the little daily doggie rituals and needed to have another little companion. I consider it a tribute to them that I can't do without.

Posted by: CN at September 07, 2019 05:00 PM (U7k5w)

103 Nurse Ratched and Sock Monkey, you are right, an amazing dog. Thank you all so much for your kindness. We are still getting through the awful sadness. We buried him in our yard and we visit and talk to him everyday. But we still look for him and are devastated that he isn't with us.

Posted by: wee kreek farm girl at September 07, 2019 05:01 PM (spBV6)

104 Aw, that reminds me of Space Bat.

There is also a video tribute to Space Bat on YouTube:

https://tinyurl.com/yx9ex4cu

Posted by: Basement Cat at September 07, 2019 05:01 PM (pPNCa)

105 73 65 Kilo is 3.5 and Shplikes is 2, both boys
Posted by: REDACTED at September 07, 2019 04:21 PM (AQBtr)

Both GOOD boys?
Posted by: m at September 07, 2019 04:30 PM (4PQOl)

Both are intact, so there is quite a bit of "sheath your sword" admonishment. Otherwise, a hoot

Posted by: REDACTED at September 07, 2019 05:02 PM (AQBtr)

106 I'm good olddog. Hope you and your wife are having a good weekend. I'm finally winding down from 3 days of nonstop work.

Posted by: Jewells45 at September 07, 2019 05:03 PM (dUJdY)

107 Posted by: wee kreek farm girl at September 07, 2019 05:01 PM (spBV6)

I'm so sorry

Posted by: Jewells45 at September 07, 2019 05:04 PM (dUJdY)

108 Wife was put on blood thinner this week. Found 2 blood clots around her collar bone.

First thing I thought of was the cats. Both have claws and like to nip occasionally. We'll see how this works out.

Posted by: olddog in mo at September 07, 2019 05:08 PM (Dhht7)

109 There is also a video tribute to Space Bat on YouTube:

https://tinyurl.com/yx9ex4cu
Posted by: Basement Cat at September 07, 2019 05:01 PM (pPNCa)


That was beautiful.

Posted by: hogmartin will be sad if you don't register for the fall MIMoMe at September 07, 2019 05:10 PM (t+qrx)

110 108 Wife was put on blood thinner this week. Found 2 blood clots around her collar bone.

First thing I thought of was the cats. Both have claws and like to nip occasionally. We'll see how this works out.
Posted by: olddog in mo at September 07, 2019 05:08 PM (Dhht7)
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I was on blood thinners for a couple of years. I scratched and cut the hell out of myself clearing brush at the farm, but the kitty's were never a worry for me. Normal scratches and the like aren't a biggie. Best of luck to you and your wife.

Posted by: Weasel at September 07, 2019 05:14 PM (MVjcR)

111
It took me a bit to even be able to write his post, so look for an update soon on our newest rescue, Wiley.

Posted by: wee kreek farm girl


His devotion and companionship, what he did to make your family a happier one, those things are not lost but found in heaven forever. There he waits for you.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 07, 2019 05:15 PM (7rVsF)

112 We'll see how this works out.

You could try using nail caps to cover the kittehs' claws. Petco has them in different sizes and colors, including red and green for Catmas and orange and black for Halloween. I have no idea how well the nail caps work, but it's more humane than declawing your cats. Your vet might also be able to advise you about just trimming the claws every so often.

https://tinyurl.com/y48w8acr

Posted by: Basement Cat at September 07, 2019 05:16 PM (pPNCa)

113 I was on blood thinners for a couple of years. I scratched and cut the hell out of myself clearing brush at the farm, but the kitty's were never a worry for me. Normal scratches and the like aren't a biggie. Best of luck to you and your wife.
Posted by: Weasel at September 07, 2019 05:14 PM (MVjcR)


Agree. Hubby is on blood thinners and small scratches and such aren't a problem.

Posted by: Jewells45 at September 07, 2019 05:17 PM (dUJdY)

114
112 We'll see how this works out.

You could try using nail caps to cover the kittehs' claws. Petco has them in different sizes and colors, including red and green for Catmas and orange and black for Halloween. I have no idea how well the nail caps work, but it's more humane than declawing your cats. Your vet might also be able to advise you about just trimming the claws every so often.

https://tinyurl.com/y48w8acr
Posted by: Basement Cat at September 07, 2019 05:16 PM (pPNCa)
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They superglue on. Kind of a mess.

Posted by: Weasel at September 07, 2019 05:18 PM (u/o2C)

115 Normal scratches and the like aren't a biggie. Best of luck to you and your wife.

Posted by: Weasel at September 07, 2019 05:14


Thanks, Weasel. Good to know.

Posted by: olddog in mo at September 07, 2019 05:18 PM (Dhht7)

116
112 We'll see how this works out.

You could try using nail caps to cover the kittehs' claws. Petco has them in different sizes and colors, including red and green for Catmas and orange and black for Halloween. I have no idea how well the nail caps work, but it's more humane than declawing your cats. Your vet might also be able to advise you about just trimming the claws every so often.

https://tinyurl.com/y48w8acr
Posted by: Basement Cat at September 07, 2019 05:16 PM (pPNCa)
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They superglue on. Kind of a mess.
Posted by: Weasel at September 07, 2019 05:18 PM (u/o2C)
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But I agree a bazillion percent about declawing!

Posted by: Weasel at September 07, 2019 05:19 PM (u/o2C)

117
Chess up.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 07, 2019 05:20 PM (7rVsF)

118 115 Normal scratches and the like aren't a biggie. Best of luck to you and your wife.

Posted by: Weasel at September 07, 2019 05:14

Thanks, Weasel. Good to know.
Posted by: olddog in mo at September 07, 2019 05:18 PM (Dhht7)
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Absolutely. We trim our cats claws every so often and it's all good.

Posted by: Weasel at September 07, 2019 05:21 PM (u/o2C)

119 They superglue on. Kind of a mess.

Yeah, I suspected as much. But having heard from the vet how terrible declawing is to a cat, I figured that glue is better than amputation. My kittehs have two cat trees with scratching posts built in as well as several cardboard scratcher toys scattered around. They use all of them on a regular basis, and I've never had a problem with either kitteh scratching me.

Posted by: Basement Cat at September 07, 2019 05:24 PM (pPNCa)

120 Weasel, you trim the claws or hire it out? Braver man than me if you do it yourself.

Posted by: olddog in mo at September 07, 2019 05:24 PM (Dhht7)

121 I was on blood thinners as well.
Lucy was not a problem.

Posted by: nurse ratched at September 07, 2019 05:26 PM (PkVlr)

122 Hadrian, I pray that you are right. I often wish and dream that Binny and all my other cats and dogs over the years will all be waiting for me and we will have a small little house with a great garden that we can all putter about in for eternity. That would be heaven to me. For awhile Binny and I had that heaven here on earth.

Posted by: wee kreek farm girl at September 07, 2019 05:32 PM (spBV6)

123 with blood thinners have her take it easy with impact / vigorous exercise because of internal brusing /bleeding that can result

Posted by: vmom happy to have read a good book! at September 07, 2019 05:32 PM (+72t1)

124 An actual funny New Yorker cartoon, who knew?

Posted by: Mark in Sandy UT at September 07, 2019 05:34 PM (DTI8p)

125 and thanks Jewells45, all this love and support has been so nice. Thanks for letting me share my boy with you all.

Posted by: wee kreek farm girl at September 07, 2019 05:36 PM (spBV6)

126 Love the Pet Morons, but that fish video blew my mind. No idea you could play with fish!
My condolences for all of you who have lost your beloved pets (and family).

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at September 07, 2019 05:40 PM (NMAzL)

127 I have no idea how well the nail caps work, but it's more humane than declawing your cats. Your vet might also be able to advise you about just trimming the claws every so often.

https://tinyurl.com/y48w8acr
Posted by: Basement Cat at September 07, 2019 05:16 PM (pPNCa)


I've used nail caps before, and they can be a problem if you don't keep an eye on them. If the cat can't trim its claws, the claw can grow until it curls back into the paw pad (like if a rodent can't gnaw). So you'd have to trim the claws periodically anyway, but in the interim, they work.

Posted by: hogmartin will be sad if you don't register for the fall MIMoMe at September 07, 2019 05:45 PM (t+qrx)

128 All of the pets are adorable! Mrs SOB, your little ones look so comfortable and cute.

Posted by: Mrs. JTB at September 07, 2019 05:59 PM (bmdz3)

129 That cartoon is racist and I will be notifying Presdent Obama about that and this website !!!!!!

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Obamaboro, VT and proud of it !!!! at September 07, 2019 06:23 PM (qM84C)

130 Love the pets!
Wee Kreek Farm Girl, we have had dogs who bravely hid their cancer until it wasn't possible to hide anymore. They love us, don't they?

Posted by: KT at September 07, 2019 07:54 PM (BVQ+1)

131 Having myself lost two fine much loved dogs to cancer, I offer my willow effort for the Pet Thread and quote the inestimable garrett:

"Their Candles Burn Too Fast!"

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at September 07, 2019 08:17 PM (BiNEL)

132 Hey KT and Hrothgar, we just never even suspected cancer because he was so vibrant right up until the end. We were just in shock. I don't know if I could ever be as brave as our boy. They are amazing creatures.

Posted by: wee kreek farm girl at September 07, 2019 08:48 PM (spBV6)

133 Love them all and this place!

Posted by: Suzanne at September 07, 2019 08:58 PM (FJrl0)

134 They are amazing creatures.

Posted by: wee kreek farm girl at September 07, 2019 08:48 PM (spBV6)


We had no idea that our lively boy Tucker had cancer but he finally let us know something was not right.
"Amazing" just scratches the surface of their heart's depth and power!
I am so sorry for your loss!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at September 07, 2019 09:16 PM (BiNEL)

135 Tears for Fleury and Binny. I'm feeling your loss as I dread the thought of facing the same in the future with my babies. I was touched by what you both wrote of your sweet animals.

Fantastic news that Lucy recovered. I also had a recent close call with one of my cats and he is now fully recovered from his fever of unknown origin and liver issue.

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at September 08, 2019 01:25 AM (oasF3)

136 Thanks to all for condolences for Fleury. It meant a lot. She rocked!

Posted by: Thecommander at September 09, 2019 07:35 AM (WH4o0)

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