Ace of Spades Pet Thread

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(Ace of Spades Pet Thread rates this as = TRUE. H/T ALH)


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Good afternoon and welcome to the almost world famous Ace of Spades Pet Thread. We appreciate you stopping by. Kick and back and enjoy the world of pets.

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A Little of This. A Little of That.


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Cute although someone has a lot of time on their hands. H/T Tami

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Contrary to popular belief, cats really do bond with their humans.

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Good doggeh..............


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We've heard of criminal rehab programs involving dogs. Indiana has something similar only using cats.H/T Shibumi


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Meet The Pet Morons


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Hello!

Here’s a photo of my daughter’s lovely Ball Python named Savannah. - Kevin

Wow, a most unusual pet. Quite colorful. I hope she's careful when she curls up on her couch. Thanks for the submission.


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This is my Shetland Sheepdog, Pippin. He wanted popcorn but it just happened that the light falling on his face and his finally grown-up mane just looked spectacular. He is a finicky little guy who the neighbors call His Highness and the Prince but who has no dignity or common sense whatsoever.

Thanks for what you do every week, I always enjoy the pet thread! - Melissa

No need to thank me. I thank you for you spending time here and also sharing Pippin's photo with us. Nice photo what a handsome guy!


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MisHum, thanks for the pet thread every week. Kinda light traffic during the summer, but I expect it will pick up when it's cold.

Attached are pictures of our bulldogs, Sarge and Tank. Sarge is the brindle and white, Tank is the black and white. Tank loves the pool! They both love hiding among the hostas and the ferns.

I've also included a picture of Hobo, the feral (semi-feral, now) cat. He is not typically a box sitter, so I was really amused when he chose the tiny Black Rifle Coffee Box that the dogs chewed up.

Use any or all! -April

Thanks April for the words of support. And thank you for the photos. Great photos you took. You caught them at the right moment. We appreciate you submitting them.


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Mis Hum, RI Red here. Max was pushing his luck with the baking pans.

Hopefully you didn't bake Max. Quite the photo you captured there. Thanks for sharing!

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Exliberal here, mostly lurker, occasional commenter. I’ve shared my pictures of our cat Dexter with you, buy haven’t sent you any of our Labrador Retriever, Summer. Such a good girl! She went with us everywhere, loved to boat and of course swim and fetch tennis balls. The last year of her life she was fully blind (you can see her eyes in this picture - due to a genetic disorder) but it never stopped her spirit, or a love of snorfling (dog people know what that is) in the snow or the love of going for a walk with my husband. In fact, she was so good on a leash you wouldn’t have known she couldn’t see unless you looked at those eyes.. Except when she smelled a raccoon, and then she wanted to charge off in to the forest, leash be damned!... But not a good idea for blind dogs. She’s been gone since 2012, and we still miss her every day. She rests in our back yard, with a small plaque that says “World’s Best Dog.” This is making me tear up as I write… Anyway, I’m about ready for another pup, but alas the hubby says “We just got rid of the kid!” so until one comes out way, or the time is right, we wait. Just us, cat Dexter and assorted chickens. Love all the pictures, it’s the favorite part of my Saturday. - Julie

You have been without a dog long enough. Tell Mr. Julie to lighten up Some dogs memories just last forever. Thanks for sharing her story with us. Sounds like she was an amazing pooch.


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In 2004, my gf and I were bicycling on the Sugar River Trail in Wisconsin. Near the town of Monticello, this cat came out of the weeds about 50 yards ahead of me. I stopped, and he came running to me and rubbed all over my legs. He was about six months old, and gaunt as a skeleton, with shoulder blades almost piercing the skin of his back, and patches of fur missing all over. He obviously wasn't going to make it as a feral, so my gf tended him while I raced ten miles back to our car.

He became one of our indoor-only foundling cats. We had him treated for numerous parasites, and he fattened up quickly. I don't think there was any cat ever so devoted to me as Cheesehead was. My gf said that when he anticipated me coming home from work, he would race around the house in excitement. When I got there, he would be waiting on the bed for me to toss him a toy out of my pocket. At age nine, he got a terrific fever, but the vet and I were able to save him from that, and he lived very happily for another year before succumbing to cancer. Toward the end I took him on leash walks outside so he could experience the outdoors again for a little while, and he relished that. - gp


Talk about being at the right time at the right place. What an amazing story of love. Every week I'm amazed at the size of Moron hearts. Sorry you lost your bud to cancer. That sucks.


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An old picture, she's now almost 12 years old now -

She was a feral cat.?? Animal control trapped and took away her mother and all her litter mates while she was still a kitten.?? I started putting out food for her - never got closer to her than, say, 10 yards or so.?? I had no plans to adopt until the day I sat on the back stoop watching her eat, and she wandered over and and crawled up into my lap. - David


What a cute cat! I can see how you wound up adopting her. Quite the rescue story. Thank you for sharing.


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Hey there, lurker from damn near the beginning. I can't say thank you enough to Ace and all the co-bloggers for entertaining me with their witty take on things over the years. Spent the last 10min reminiscing about pudding, crossbows v.s longbows, and of course...the Kaboom Cereal post.....good times.

This is Grady, who is basically a 90lbs goofball. He loves nothing more than playing at the dog park or hanging out at school with me. He'll just run from lab to lab to see how many students he can get butt scratches from. He actually is a GSD, and not mixed with a healer or such. Got so many questions I ended up getting him a DNA test to find out finally.

This is like stepping into a confessional and admitting you have not repented...ever. - Uber Lurker


Feels good, doesn't it? Your confession aside Grady appears to be one happy-go-lucky
dog. Thanks for sharing, it was tough picking out today's photo.


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Love your thread. Here’s my granddaughter with her two new kittens. They have voracious appetites but love to cuddle too - Eric

Quite the photo. I believe every child should have a pet, your granddaughter has two. Wow. We appreciate the submission.


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The In-box was quite full this week. Thanks for submitting all of your photos and stories this past week. What a great group of pets and Morons. We didn't get around to all of the photos. So be patient we will.

If you have something you wish to share, you can reach us at petmorons at gmail dot com.

Have a great week!!!

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at 03:00 PM




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1 Cats Really Do Bond With Their Humans, Study Finds

And someone had to do a study to find that? I know that when I was ten years old.




Posted by: Vic at September 28, 2019 03:11 PM (mpXpK)

2 I have never seen snakes as pets.

Posted by: Vic at September 28, 2019 03:11 PM (mpXpK)

3 adobe juan not kidding kenobe

You ever make a comment like that again, you're banned.

If you want libel/defamation actions then start your own G.D'd blog.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at September 28, 2019 03:12 PM (aA3+G)

4 I have never seen snakes as pets.

*sigh*

Posted by: Arthropods at September 28, 2019 03:13 PM (ZYB2s)

5 Aww..kitten cuddles are so so sweet. I think I'm ready for a kitty again..

Posted by: IC at September 28, 2019 03:14 PM (3SIip)

6 When I was a kid I had quite a nice collection of snakes. Some Kings, ribbon snakes, a corn snake.

My biggest was a reticulate python that I got as a baby. (Him, not me.) He eventually started eating young rats and baby chicks. I had to get rid of him before he went after the dog.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 28, 2019 03:16 PM (ZYB2s)

7 I have never seen snakes as pets.
Posted by: Vic at September 28, 2019 03:11 PM (mpXpK)

My college roommate had a pet snake, a boa constrictor.

Feeding time was standing room only.

Posted by: tbodie at September 28, 2019 03:19 PM (wyNrR)

8 I have a new kitten that showed up on my front porch starving and skinny as a rail. I brought her inside because the neighbor's dogs were trying to get to her on my front porch. I keep her in the bedroom with the door shut so my big grey cat will not hiss and spit and attack her. She is all fattened up now and loves attention and to play. I give her kitty toys to play with while she is back there.

Posted by: Vic at September 28, 2019 03:19 PM (mpXpK)

9 adobe juan not kidding kenobe

You're gone.
You were warned.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at September 28, 2019 03:20 PM (aA3+G)

10 Nice Pets Ya'll!........

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at September 28, 2019 03:21 PM (Z+IKu)

11 April, those two puppies are real heart stealers.

I'll bet you spend all day smiling.

Posted by: Ben Had at September 28, 2019 03:23 PM (Y6jih)

12 Sweet pets!

Posted by: Cheriebebe at September 28, 2019 03:23 PM (a4qVe)

13 Vic
Tough to handle a young pet that wasn't "taught" how to survive by a momma.
Hope she acclimates.
I had a stray that we found living in the hollow of a tree. She felt comfortable ONLY in enclosed, dark places. Weird cat.

Posted by: MarkY at September 28, 2019 03:23 PM (I2X0u)

14 Yeah, I and my brothers used to catch green snakes as kids and we like to tie stings to them and let them run all over the yard but we turned them lose as we never saw them as pets. Besides we had cats there at the house and they would have killed those little green snakes in a skinny minute.

Posted by: Vic at September 28, 2019 03:23 PM (mpXpK)

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Vic

Tough to handle a young pet that wasn't "taught" how to survive by a momma.

Hope she acclimates.

I had a stray that we found living in the hollow of a tree. She felt comfortable ONLY in enclosed, dark places. Weird cat.

Posted by: MarkY at September 28, 2019 03:23 PM (I2X0u)


She has taken to the bedroom real good and she immediately went to the cat box when I put it in there. For now I had to get a small and low litter box so she could get in it, but she always uses it and not the floor.

Posted by: Vic at September 28, 2019 03:26 PM (mpXpK)

16 Happy Caturday everyone

Wonder if a python would be a good mouse catcher

Posted by: Skip at September 28, 2019 03:27 PM (ZCEU2)

17 Bless all the pet lovers who give care and shelter to our animal friends! It means so much to me to be able to make my foundling cats a little bit famous here, so that just a few more people will know who they were, and how much joy we shared.

Yes, cats definitely bond with people, if they are cared for correctly. They rarely have the ineffable affection and loyalty that dogs do, but they crave security and safety, and they know who provides it, and are almost always grateful, loving and attention-seeking. Feral cats and kittens seem to find me every few years, but feral dogs have never shown up.

Posted by: gp, Decaffeinated By Popular Demand at September 28, 2019 03:27 PM (mk9aG)

18 Of course cats bond with their owners. Some are just less sociable than others, but the adorable picture of the little girl with her kittens shows then bonding, and anyone who has had a cat which sits on your lap or comes by to seemingly show concern when you are sad or sick knows that they bond. Nurse Ratched has talked about how much a support her cat was when she was undergoing cancer treatments.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 28, 2019 03:27 PM (j0JAA)

19 Weird cat.
Posted by: MarkY at September 28, 2019 03:23 PM

Heh. Aren't they all. And I have 2 to prove it. Which reminds me, they are due for some petting time.

Yes. They have trained me.

Posted by: tbodie at September 28, 2019 03:28 PM (wyNrR)

20 Snakes and reptiles and amphibians are very beautiful animals and can make fine pets.

Posted by: gp, Decaffeinated By Popular Demand at September 28, 2019 03:30 PM (mk9aG)

21 Wonder if a python would be a good mouse catcher
Posted by: Skip at September 28, 2019 03:27 PM (ZCEU2)

Don't know about catcher. They are good at disposal.

Posted by: tbodie at September 28, 2019 03:30 PM (wyNrR)

22 Uh oh, rookie mistake. Read content only to find 1 comment.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at September 28, 2019 03:31 PM (t2Lmw)

23 I am starving to death. I may have an early supper today.

Posted by: Vic at September 28, 2019 03:32 PM (mpXpK)

24 So, FenelonSpoke, very glad to see you back. I pray all is improving for you.

Posted by: tbodie at September 28, 2019 03:32 PM (wyNrR)

25 Good Saturday afternoon, horde!

Bunch of good looking pets there, morons. I love the feral cat stories. There are so many homeless cats.

Hobo was about 2 years old when he started showing up around our back porch, often limping and with injured paws. He wouldn't come in the house, but would eat food that we put out for him. After a couple of months, I put the food inside the door, and he came in to eat. Then went crazy trying to find a way out.

It took another week of that to get him to stay inside for a while. He still likes to be outside most of the time, though.

Love Max in the baking pan! And that is a beautiful shot of Pippin.

Youse are all such good morons.

Posted by: April at September 28, 2019 03:32 PM (OX9vb)

26 I don't know why I find it so funny-but I do-to see cats sitting in funny places such as black rifle coffee box or an aluminum baking tray.

Great pictures of all the pets!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 28, 2019 03:33 PM (j0JAA)

27 I have never seen a cat that did not love to get in open boxes and play.

Posted by: Vic at September 28, 2019 03:34 PM (mpXpK)

28 I don't know why I find it so funny-but I do-to see cats sitting in funny places such as black rifle coffee box or an aluminum baking tray.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 28, 2019 03:33 PM (j0JAA)


Put a cat in an empty room with a single sheet of letter-sized paper in the middle of it. Come back in ten minutes, and the cat will be snoozing contentedly, in catloaf pose, on top of the paper.

Posted by: hogmartin at September 28, 2019 03:36 PM (t+qrx)

29 Put a cat in an empty room with a single sheet of letter-sized paper in the middle of it. Come back in ten minutes, and the cat will be snoozing contentedly, in catloaf pose, on top of the paper.
Posted by: hogmartin at September 28, 2019 03:36 PM (t+qrx)

Yep. Tis true.

Posted by: tbodie at September 28, 2019 03:37 PM (wyNrR)

30 Fenelon! Nice to see you here. I missed any posts you made explaining why you'd be light in attendance, but figure it ain't my business anyway. I've always enjoyed your banter around here.

Posted by: April at September 28, 2019 03:39 PM (OX9vb)

31 2 kittens and one paper shopping bag. Those are the very best laughs.

Posted by: Ben Had at September 28, 2019 03:39 PM (Y6jih)

32 Cats and dogs squeezing into small places. It made me laugh. Video:

https://tinyurl.com/y9uhooad

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 28, 2019 03:39 PM (j0JAA)

33 Posted by: tbodie at September 28, 2019 03:32 PM (wyNrR)

Thanks; That's very kind of you. I've been posting for a couple of days. I just can't do it for too long. I really appreciate the prayers.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 28, 2019 03:41 PM (j0JAA)

34 Pet Thread!!!!

I'm at the farm and miss WD, WCv2, and WW. Not necessarily in that order.

Posted by: Weasel at September 28, 2019 03:41 PM (zb4/n)

35 The lovely Fen. So nice to see you!

Posted by: Infidel at September 28, 2019 03:42 PM (OM4Ma)

36 Weasel, maybe your bear will come and keep you company.

Posted by: Ben Had at September 28, 2019 03:42 PM (Y6jih)

37 Posted by: April at September 28, 2019 03:39 PM (OX9vb)

Thanks. Just was taking some time off for a few months because of medical issues, but I feel well enough to do some posting again-just not for posting a lot or handling the prayer list, although I do pray for the requests as spouse prints them out for me.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 28, 2019 03:43 PM (j0JAA)

38 It's snowing here. My dog goes crazy in the snow. Brings a smile to my face.

Posted by: Northernlurker at September 28, 2019 03:44 PM (aCNZ6)

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36 Weasel, maybe your bear will come and keep you company.
Posted by: Ben Had at September 28, 2019 03:42 PM (Y6jih)
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Haven't seen him again!

Posted by: Weasel at September 28, 2019 03:44 PM (zb4/n)

40 I'll bet you spend all day smiling.
Posted by: Ben Had at September 28, 2019 03:23 PM (Y6jih)

They are pretty funny, most of the time.

Posted by: April at September 28, 2019 03:44 PM (OX9vb)

41 On the last photo, it looks like one kitten is whispering to the other, "We gotta keep this one. She's cute!"

Posted by: Empire1 at September 28, 2019 03:45 PM (Sy5Xc)

42 Cats are just as attached and affectionate with humans as dogs, they just don't spaz about it and they slobber less. Cats can be your best friend, but they are a little slower to attach than dogs.

Posted by: Panchito Pistoles at September 28, 2019 03:46 PM (1RXGK)

43 28 Put a cat in an empty room with a single sheet of letter-sized paper in the middle of it. Come back in ten minutes, and the cat will be snoozing contentedly, in catloaf pose, on top of the paper.

Posted by: hogmartin at September 28, 2019 03:36 PM (t+qrx)


My big bastard tuxedo cat, Brutus, has claimed a large swath of folded tissue paper (which originated as packing material) on the floor as a home base. I haven't the heart to dispose of it since he seems to enjoy laying upon and pawing at it so much.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at September 28, 2019 03:47 PM (DTX3h)

44 Back in the day a neighbor of mine had a very friendly cat. She told me that the cat, then a kitten, had shown up at her door all wet and crying. My neighbor described it as "The wet cat routine". I didn't think much of it, although I had known people who that kind of thing had happened to.

Funny thing was, about two weeks after she used that phrase I saw it happen. Different cat. It was raining pretty good and I was looking out the window and low and behold a cat walks out into the rain and just stops. It let itself get soaked, then suddenly hauls butt towards it's owners place as it screams bloody murder. Gotta admit that just cracked me up.

So "Wet cat routine" is real.

Posted by: HH at September 28, 2019 03:48 PM (mIJBI)

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What's with the reptile?

I thought FR had a NO reptiles PRO-Mammal culture here.

The world has gone crazy.

:-)

Posted by: Sapwolf at September 28, 2019 03:48 PM (PRyLN)

46 We are going to redefine feral cats into 'working cats'. Kidlet's favorite county shelter does this and I have been sucked into following the shelter online gurus along with her. Ooooh, they are good. They can put a non-smarmy fun spin on most animals. DuPage County Animal Shelter -- astonishingly good. I think their adoption rules are stringent, but reasonable, and I will have to research some more when I stop laughing.

Back in a bit . . .

Posted by: mustbequantum at September 28, 2019 03:49 PM (MIKMs)

47 WCv2 will usually jump into my lap if she's in the room. Every single nite though, she curls up under my arm as soon as I get into bed. Good kitty.

Posted by: Weasel at September 28, 2019 03:49 PM (zb4/n)

48 We are out of town and I miss doggeh

Posted by: VMom's phone at September 28, 2019 03:49 PM (7B3HW)

49 antisocial justice beatnik, I laugh. I wonder how many of us have random things around that house that seem like general untidiness, but are actually being left there specifically for a pet that likes it.

Posted by: April at September 28, 2019 03:49 PM (OX9vb)

50 Fen! Great to see you, and you're definitely in my prayers.

Posted by: Empire1 at September 28, 2019 03:52 PM (Sy5Xc)

51 Just got my first dog in 10 years in mid-July. Let the offspring pick it out ('cuz reasons). Then he went off to college. Maybe he should have chosen the Rottie. This Husky/Shepherd mix is a bat shit crazy wild child. Got Duke (his naming) at a year old with zero training. Next week begins his 30 day, intense live in training. I have yet to decide whether I will pick him up from the training. GAAAHHHH!

Posted by: SacredCow at September 28, 2019 03:53 PM (D4VQX)

52 Sweet stories of human kindness to the petz!

Posted by: navybrat on a dock at September 28, 2019 03:54 PM (zXppD)

53 Moved the boat, put filters in the BMW, come back to caturday! (doggehs too!). Going bowling later with the whole family.. I wonder if they know it will be a 300 night after all the food.... We will have a good time anyway and it's only money! My daughter took her cat to Riverfest in Canton, GA today. The cat walks on a leash!

Posted by: Catman at September 28, 2019 03:54 PM (4HMlb)

54 Great pics! Thanks to all who shared and special thanks to you, MisHum for the Pet Thread.

Posted by: olddog in mo at September 28, 2019 03:57 PM (Dhht7)

55 TheHoser posted a prayer request for a friend at the end (for now) of the Gardening Thread.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at September 28, 2019 03:59 PM (t0Z53)

56 Training a puppy who is totally in love with the 5 year old dog is a PIA.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at September 28, 2019 04:01 PM (aA3+G)

57 Speaking of affectionate pets although not mine. Years ago I had a job hauling feed to small farms and some breeding kennels. One place had a burro that would have curled up in a lap if he could. He followed the owners grandkids around the pasture like a dog and was always up for petting. I was especially popular as a visitor. First, after carrying bags of feed for hours I smelled like lunch. Second, I was big ehough for him to lean into. He loved to lay that broad head flat against my chest. His ears, usually erect, went down like a railroad signal. He then got several minutes of serious head 'skritches' bewteen his ears and down his mane. He didn't purr but the thought is appropriate. He got plenty of affection from the owners' family but liked the big visitor every couple of weeks. Even decades later I still smile at the memory.

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

58 Definitely going to have to change my entry door handle. I have the lever style handle because I'm always trying to get in the door with an armload of stuff and it was convenient.

Jagar has figured out how to open the door and I don't want him letting the cats out.

Had another dog that would do the same but I didn't have cats at that point.

Posted by: Ben Had at September 28, 2019 04:05 PM (Y6jih)

59 Snakes are like raptors, that is to say, LAZY. Long as you feed them, they stay.

Posted by: dr kill at September 28, 2019 04:08 PM (Jj+59)

60 Mis Hum, good luck.

Posted by: Ben Had at September 28, 2019 04:08 PM (Y6jih)

61 Posted by: SacredCow at September 28, 2019 03:53 PM (D4VQX)

That's a lot of dog who needs a job! Or several, maybe.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at September 28, 2019 04:09 PM (t0Z53)

62 Just the same as offspring.

Posted by: dr kill at September 28, 2019 04:09 PM (Jj+59)

63 Our 3yo goddaughter just informed WeaselWoman that she wants to be WeaselDog for Halloween!

Posted by: Weasel at September 28, 2019 04:09 PM (zb4/n)

64 JTB-Here's a cute little donkey video for you:

https://tinyurl.com/yylow5lt

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 28, 2019 04:09 PM (j0JAA)

65 OldDominionMom

I will pray for the girlfriend of Hoser's friend. What a very difficult situation!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 28, 2019 04:11 PM (j0JAA)

66 I really appreciate the prayers.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 28, 2019 03:41 PM (j0JAA)


Prayers still coming from teh kittehs and me. Apropos of cats and boxes, I had one a few years back that preferred FedEx boxes to any other kind-- I don't know whether it was the FedEx logo or some other unique quality of those boxes that made them so attractive to her. My present kittehs apply the "if it fits, I sits" rule.

Posted by: Basement Cat at September 28, 2019 04:11 PM (pPNCa)

67 The approaching storm appears to be fizzling out.

Posted by: Weasel at September 28, 2019 04:12 PM (zb4/n)

68 JTB, donkeys are a trip.

I had one that was halter broke. He would go anywhere as long as he could just hold the halter in his mouth and not have it put on him.

Posted by: Ben Had at September 28, 2019 04:12 PM (Y6jih)

69
Does anyone know why cats like to sit in boxes?

Posted by: Greta Thunberg at September 28, 2019 04:13 PM (vkca6)

70 if it fits, I sits" rule.

LOL.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 28, 2019 04:14 PM (j0JAA)

71 60 Mis Hum, good luck.
Posted by: Ben Had at September 28, 2019 04:08 PM (Y6jih\


Thanks, I certainly need it.

I've never had a dog quite like this pup.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at September 28, 2019 04:17 PM (aA3+G)

72 The approaching storm appears to be fizzling out.

Posted by: Weasel at September 28, 2019 04:12 PM (zb4/n)

Looks like I might get a piece of it. Better go throw some balls for our boys while I can.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at September 28, 2019 04:20 PM (t0Z53)

73 Mom and I would go the back way many times to the grocery store and there's quite a few small farms or homes with some acreage. One of these places had a donkey who became a local celebrity. His name was Ebeneezer. We stopped ocassionaly to pet him. Made moms day. The whole city mourned when he passed away.

Posted by: Jewells45 at September 28, 2019 04:20 PM (dUJdY)

74 64 ... Fen, Thanks for that link. Yes, I'm a sap for baby animals like that one. The one I knew was about 4 times bigger but with the same playfulness.

As others have said, prayers from the JTB household continue for you.

Posted by: JTB at September 28, 2019 04:21 PM (bmdz3)

75 49 antisocial justice beatnik, I laugh. I wonder how many of us have random things around that house that seem like general untidiness, but are actually being left there specifically for a pet that likes it.

Posted by: April at September 28, 2019 03:49 PM (OX9vb)


Heh, true. I've got some cardboard boxes I initially used to carry Costco items into my place turned upside down and taped together to create little multi-level cubbyholes which they seem to like.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at September 28, 2019 04:22 PM (DTX3h)

76 Darling Fen! So happy to see you here. You're in my prayers every day. I hope you feel even a little bit better every day.

Posted by: bluebell at September 28, 2019 04:22 PM (aXucN)

77 Yay, a Fen sighting! Hope you or whoever you were taking care of is recovering nicely.

Posted by: Emmie at September 28, 2019 04:23 PM (i/wJA)

78 Fen, yes. And I pray for you and yours, as well.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at September 28, 2019 04:24 PM (t0Z53)

79 What cute pet pictures. I don't know how you all get them to sit still. I can't even get my kids to sit still for a picture and they know English (allegedly).

The cat-in-a-box made me laugh.

Posted by: bluebell at September 28, 2019 04:24 PM (aXucN)

80 if it fits, I sits" rule.

LOL.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 28, 2019 04:14 PM (j0JAA)


Fenelon-- if you like that rule, you'll like today's Cat Funnies from Bluebird of Bitterness-- "Basket Cases." It's photos of kittehs taking over every type of basket from bread baskets to bicycle baskets. Enjoy!

https://tinyurl.com/y2pfsglq

The photo of the three cats piled on top of one another in a single basket made me LOL.

Posted by: Basement Cat at September 28, 2019 04:25 PM (pPNCa)

81 Cats sit in boxes because it makes them feel secure kinda like us snuggling under a blanket. There are receptor hairs that are stimulated on a cats legs and feet and when they are stimulated at one time it makes them feel good, soothing. A cats whiskers are sensitive in the same way.

Posted by: catman at September 28, 2019 04:26 PM (4HMlb)

82 They also like hiding places they can see from and a box mimics this..

Posted by: catman at September 28, 2019 04:27 PM (4HMlb)

83 >>>The photo of the three cats piled on top of one another in a single basket made me LOL.
Posted by: Basement Cat at September 28, 2019 04:25 PM (pPNCa)

Very cute! Love the one of the cat in the bicycle basket.

Also, good to see you here, Fenelonspoke! Prayers continue for your healing.

Posted by: My life is insanity at September 28, 2019 04:29 PM (Z/jzm)

84 Had a basket as decoration on top of my Hoosier cabinet. The cat we had at the time loved to sit in high places to look down on us, (maybe give a wap on the head as we walked by). He would squeeze himself into that basket even though there was plenty of space on top of the cabinet to sit. Silly cat.

Posted by: My life is insanity at September 28, 2019 04:33 PM (Z/jzm)

85 They also like hiding places they can see from and a box mimics this

I'm glad to know that cats in boxes don't contribute to climate crisis, aka The End of the World. Any question from Greta Thunberg has to be answered ver-r-ry carefully.

Posted by: Basement Cat at September 28, 2019 04:33 PM (pPNCa)

86 Love all the Pet Morons! Thanks, Mis Hum.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at September 28, 2019 04:33 PM (/Alu6)

87 49 antisocial justice beatnik, I laugh. I wonder how many of us have random things around that house that seem like general untidiness, but are actually being left there specifically for a pet that likes it.
Posted by: April at September 28, 2019 03:49 PM (OX9vb)


Haha! Sounds like our kitty, who didn't like most of the toys we bought for him but loved various pieces of trash. He liked to burrow under packing paper and chase plastic strips from printer paper boxes.

Posted by: Emmie at September 28, 2019 04:33 PM (i/wJA)

88 Does anyone know why cats like to sit in boxes?
Posted by: Greta Thunberg at September 28, 2019 04:13 PM (vkca6)


Why yes Greta. I do.

DNA studies show that modern cats are descended from an early form of creature that learned to discourage predators by entertaining them. When the predator was distracted by marveling at the proto-cat's remarkable repertoire of card tricks, fireworks magic and mime routines, this early cat form would sneak away to safety, thereby preserving the species from extinction.

Because of this, over time a number of mime classics were incorporated into the feline genome, including the evergreen "invisible box" routine.

When real boxes appeared in the 18th century, cats were already pre-programmed to sit in them.

You're welcome.

Posted by: Marlin Perkins at September 28, 2019 04:36 PM (ZYB2s)

89 I just got word from my mother that her little doggie passed away--presumably due to poisonous mushroom ingestion. She said he went quickly.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at September 28, 2019 04:37 PM (DTX3h)

90 Greta, just so you won't be offended.. I answered you with a scowl on my face, like you farted, when I typed that..

Posted by: catman at September 28, 2019 04:39 PM (4HMlb)

91 Posted by: Marlin Perkins at September 28, 2019 04:36 PM (ZYB2s)

Well done!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 28, 2019 04:42 PM (j0JAA)

92 Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at September 28, 2019 04:37 PM (DTX3h)

How every sad for your mom-and the dog!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 28, 2019 04:43 PM (j0JAA)

93 Our cats besides boxes liked to be under cover, a table of hutch.

Posted by: Skip at September 28, 2019 04:43 PM (ZCEU2)

94 Thanks everybody for the prayers. I didn't mean for my concerns to take over the thread.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 28, 2019 04:44 PM (j0JAA)

95 She said he went quickly.

That's terrible. I've heard of humans getting very sick/dying from eating mushrooms they thought were safe but weren't, but I didn't know it often happens to dogs.
Found the following on PetMD:

https://tinyurl.com/y6xo6tv5

Condolences to your mother.

Posted by: Basement Cat at September 28, 2019 04:45 PM (pPNCa)

96 I just got word from my mother that her little doggie passed away--presumably due to poisonous mushroom ingestion. She said he went quickly.

Oh no! I'm so sorry.

Posted by: Jewells45 at September 28, 2019 04:45 PM (dUJdY)

97 Love the picture of the kitty in a pan. Reminds me of a cat I had as a kid. As soon as my mom would set the table for some big dinner like Thanksgiving, our cat would jump on the table and lie down right in the middle like a center piece. Or a turkey.

Posted by: Mrs. Leggy at September 28, 2019 04:46 PM (Vf4Y7)

98 I didn't mean for my concerns to take over the thread.

Fen, I think it's just that folks are so glad to see you back on the Pet Thread.

Posted by: Basement Cat at September 28, 2019 04:47 PM (pPNCa)

99 Sky is getting very dark here.

Posted by: Jewells45 at September 28, 2019 04:48 PM (dUJdY)

100 Fen, I think it's just that folks are so glad to see you back on the Pet Thread.

Indeed!! We miss you

Posted by: Jewells45 at September 28, 2019 04:52 PM (dUJdY)

101 I just got word from my mother that her little doggie passed away--presumably due to poisonous mushroom ingestion. She said he went quickly.
Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at September 28, 2019 04:37 PM (DTX3h)
* * * *

So sorry to hear that. Prayers up for your Mom.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at September 28, 2019 04:52 PM (/Alu6)

102 Thank you all for your kind words. I didn't mean to be a downer--rather, I think this is a potential learning experience. It never occurred to my mom or me that a dog would be attracted to and quickly scarf up a mushroom during a routine walk out in the yard.

Be ever vigilant whilst outside as Mother Nature has it out for us *and* our pets!

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at September 28, 2019 04:54 PM (DTX3h)

103 Indeed!! We miss you

Next Friday (Oct. 4) is the commemoration of St. Francis, the patron saint of animals, so we hope Fenelon will include all our pets in her prayers on that day.

Posted by: Basement Cat at September 28, 2019 04:55 PM (pPNCa)

104

How Dare You!

Posted by: Greta Thunberg at September 28, 2019 04:56 PM (vkca6)

105 I like the bulldogs with the Shining bath mat

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at September 28, 2019 04:59 PM (PUmDY)

106 How Dare You!

Posted by: Greta Thunberg at September 28, 2019 04:56 PM (vkca6)

-------

Go write your will, Pippi. You'll be dead in twelve years, you know.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 28, 2019 05:00 PM (ZYB2s)

107 antisocial justice beatnik , so sorry to hear that

Posted by: VMom's phone at September 28, 2019 05:00 PM (7B3HW)

108 Haw Dare to you too! How's Mom an 'Em?

(redneck spoken here!)

Posted by: catman at September 28, 2019 05:01 PM (4HMlb)

109 Sociopaths like trump hate dogs

Posted by: Kurt at September 28, 2019 05:02 PM (L3pb6)

110 Sociopaths like obama eat dogs

Posted by: Truk at September 28, 2019 05:03 PM (2N7oZ)

111 See Kurt, this is why we can't have nice things.. your an asshole.. LOLGF

Posted by: catman at September 28, 2019 05:06 PM (4HMlb)

112 Truk at September 28, 2019 05:03 PM (2N7oZ)

LOLOLOL!!!
Love that Truk!

Posted by: Grannymimi at September 28, 2019 05:06 PM (u5LFV)

113 I think this is a potential learning experience.

True. I didn't think about house plants being a potential problem until my first cat left some red poop in the litter box one day. It didn't look like blood, but I couldn't figure out what she had eaten until I went into the living room and saw her sitting on the table with a guilty expression on her face. A friend had given me a small vase with some Christmas holly as a gift a few days earlier, and Princess had eaten almost all the berries. Thankfully holly berries aren't poisonous to cats-- but I raced to the computer to do some research on toxic house plants, and I'm really glad I did. Prevention is a lot better than midnight trips to the emergency vet.

Posted by: Basement Cat at September 28, 2019 05:07 PM (pPNCa)

114 Thank you Lord for Rodriquez snubbing UA.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at September 28, 2019 05:09 PM (PUmDY)

115 103

Basement Cat-I will make a note by my computer and pray for your pets. Do you know of St Kieran-or Ciaran of Ireland. He is the Celtic version of St Francis-though he lived much earlier. His feast day is sometimes in March. If you scroll down the article there is a section on St Kieran and animals. My son is named after him-and, I have to say he's very good with animals too:

https://tinyurl.com/yyzfcnww

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 28, 2019 05:11 PM (j0JAA)

116 Kurt must be a very flexible sort. I envy that ability, just a bit. What I do not envy is the fact that someone would use that trait to secure their cranium within the confines of their own rectum.

It doesn't seem... productive.

Posted by: Slapweasel, C.E.O., C.F.O., C.O.O. and F.U.2 of Slapweasel Industries at September 28, 2019 05:11 PM (Ckg4U)

117 Sociopaths name dogs after themselves

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at September 28, 2019 05:12 PM (PUmDY)

118 Last time Kurt posted his drivel, I posted a picture of Trump enjoying time with his children's dogs. Perhaps he doesn't want a dog because they require a lot of time and Trump travels a lot.

I wish you were a happier person, Kurt, because peeing political piss on a pet thread is not the mark of a happy person. Go out in nature, Enjoy yourself.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 28, 2019 05:16 PM (j0JAA)

119 The horror!

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at September 28, 2019 05:17 PM (PUmDY)

120


NOOOD

How Dare You!!

Posted by: Greta Thunberg at September 28, 2019 05:18 PM (vkca6)

121 @116

Eh, I dunno. Such a trait would eliminate the need for colonoscopies and related prep.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at September 28, 2019 05:19 PM (DTX3h)

122 Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 28, 2019 05:11 PM (j0JAA)

Fenelon, thank you for that reference. I will pass it on to some friends who are proud of their Irish heritage. Some of the stories about St. Kieran and animals reminds me of an anecdote that Helen Waddell included in her book Beasts and Saints, about a group of Irish monks about to set off from their home monastery to found a new community on another island. As the abbot was seeing them off, he asked whether there was anything they might like to take with them, and the youngest monk replied, "I would like to take the little cat with us." I like to think that the little cat was a blessing to the new community.

Posted by: Basement Cat at September 28, 2019 05:19 PM (pPNCa)

123 If you want a dog in Washington, buy a friend.

Posted by: Trudy S. Harriman at September 28, 2019 05:20 PM (aKsyK)

124 94 ... "Thanks everybody for the prayers. I didn't mean for my concerns to take over the thread."

Fenelon sweetie, You didn't take over the thread. For years you have brought care for others and so many wise, lovely, and sometimes adorable references to the threads. You deserve the concern we feel and express.

Posted by: JTB at September 28, 2019 05:24 PM (bmdz3)

125 The thing about cats is, they have favorites. Dogs love everyone who treats them well. Cats will ignore and tease everyone around until THEIR human gets home, at which point they will tag that person's heels EVERYWHERE.

Cats have agency and know it.

Posted by: Brother Cavil says at September 28, 2019 05:25 PM (D5yyd)

126 Posted by: Basement Cat at September 28, 2019 05:19 PM (pPNCa

Thanks for the story; I liked it. I haven't read that work by Helen Waddell, but I have read something else and I liked it.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 28, 2019 05:30 PM (j0JAA)

127 That's very kind, JTB. Thanks!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 28, 2019 05:31 PM (j0JAA)

128 And Oct. 3 is take your Bible to school day. Glad my bday is not on earf day.

Prayers for your healing, Fenelon!

Posted by: Infidel at September 28, 2019 05:36 PM (OM4Ma)

129 Hmmmm. Baked cat roulade.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at September 28, 2019 06:35 PM (jYnPD)

130 I think I'm ready for a kitty again..
Posted by: IC at September 28, 2019 03:14 PM (3SIip)

We lost ours about 4 years ago. We were at a birthday, and there were 4 new kittens. Hard not to stick one in your pocket as a party favor.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at September 28, 2019 06:37 PM (jYnPD)

131 Haha! Sounds like our kitty, who didn't like most of the toys we bought for him but loved various pieces of trash. He liked to burrow under packing paper and chase plastic strips from printer paper boxes.
Posted by: Emmie at September 28, 2019 04:33 PM (i/wJA)

Bread ties. Mortal enemies of cats. Wrap them around a pencil like a spring. Then toss them. Kitties go nuts for them, until they get them stuck under the fridge.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at September 28, 2019 06:42 PM (jYnPD)

132 "Bread ties. Mortal enemies of cats. Wrap them around a pencil like a spring. Then toss them. Kitties go nuts for them, until they get them stuck under the fridge."

Mine is fond of the little plastic ring that breaks off when you open a new bottle of milk. I roll it across the floor, and he'll chase it down and pounce on it like it's his prey. Later, I'll find it in his food bowl.

Posted by: Chris M at September 28, 2019 06:53 PM (6XZdO)

133 Mine is fond of the little plastic ring that breaks off when you open a new bottle of milk. I roll it across the floor, and he'll chase it down and pounce on it like it's his prey. Later, I'll find it in his food bowl.
Posted by: Chris M at September 28, 2019 06:53 PM (6XZdO)

Yep. Those, too. We'd throw them away. They dig them out of the trash.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at September 28, 2019 07:09 PM (jYnPD)

134 You all send in great pics. Look forward to this and the garden thread every Saturday evening.

Posted by: S.Lynn at September 28, 2019 11:50 PM (oYThS)

135 I just want to pay my respects to blind Dexter (above). RIP

Posted by: Born Free at September 29, 2019 12:27 AM (zbZw+)

136 Test

Posted by: ShainS -- mathemetically identity as a rhombicosidodecahedron at October 02, 2019 08:55 AM (WqPYg)

137 Test2

Posted by: ShainS at October 02, 2019 08:55 AM (WqPYg)

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