Ace of Spades Pet Thread

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Good afternoon Morons & Lurkers. Welcome to the almost world famous Ace of Spades Pet Thread. Sit. Stay. Enjoy the world of pets!

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A Little of This. A Little of That.


Cute. H/T Tami


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Cute video, Cats In Therapy. H/T Hank Curmudgeon


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Quite the one trick pony doggeh.


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Why do dogs live such a short time? A six year old explains.

The little boy seemed to accept Belker’s transition without any difficulty or confusion. We sat together for a while after Belker’s Death, wondering aloud about the sad fact that dogs’ lives are shorter than human lives. Shane, who had been listening quietly, piped up, ”I know why.”

Startled, we all turned to him. What came out of his mouth next stunned me. I’d never heard a more comforting explanation. It has changed the way I try and live.

He said, ”People are born so that they can learn how to live a good life — like loving everybody all the time and being nice, right?” The six-year-old continued,

”Well, dogs already know how to do that, so they don’t have to stay for as long as we do.”


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One hell of a happy ending.

A 14-year-old Fox Terrier was reunited with her owner on Friday after she went missing 12 years ago from Florida and was found Tuesday over 1,000 miles away in Pennsylvania shivering under a shed.

Humane Animal Rescue in Pittsburgh facilitated the reunion of the dog named Duchess with her owner Katheryn Strang.


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MEET THE PETMORONS


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Well, lookee here! Levon the Terrible is a year old. 13 months now actually. He is just a big lovable goof, (large for an English Setter at this age) but has to be the weirdest dog we have ever had. When he awakes in the morning (often too early) he makes a continuous noise like an air raid siren until he is let out of his crate. A couple months back, we made the mistake of leaving him the van with 48 rolls of toilet paper. We hope he grows out of it. Hard to stay mad at this face though. -Thomas

Even when they are terrors, nothing is better than a Setter. OK, I'm biased. What a beautiful trouble maker. Thanks for sharing.


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MisHum,

See if anyone can identify this dog breed.

Eromero

OK, I'll venture a guess. Could it be a Border Collie Kangaroo? So let us know exactly what we have here Eromero.


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Greetings once again,

Our canine overlord, The Countess Etta Hildegaard von Dusseldorf, Ruler of Upper Schnauzernia, was featured several months ago and in the interim, we have further complicated our lives by introducing 'the twins' to the Royal Menagerie.

These two brothers are The Baron Wilhelm Reinhardt von Meowsensturm, Ruler of Middle Felinenbrau (the grey and white short-hair) and The Archduke Johann Heinrich von Schwartzenschnitzel, Ruler of Lower Raubkatzenbruk (the black fur ball).

Neither lacks for attention or love from our daughters and both are infinitely patient with the questionable actions of their Relentlessly Adorable Toddler Subject.

Long may their odoriforous litter box activities bless this kingdom! - Brian

These photos are precious. Every child should have a pet in their life, you have provided in an abundance. Thanks so much for sharing your family with us today.


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Lurker, here, when I post, it’s as “Reine”.

I absolutely love the pet thread, and I’ve sent in photos of my pets. These two belong to my daughter, and they are watching as Le Roi fixes a plate of food. What you see here is pure, unadulterated HOPE that a scrap will come their way. Alas, it was not to be. The light colored pup on the right is Sam, about 9 years old with a few age-related issues creeping in. He’s been with my daughter since her college days and she could not have asked for a more loyal and protective buddy. The black pup on the left is Rosie, a foundling, about a year old. She is a pit bull, and as best we have been able to determine, she was abandoned after having a litter of puppies. We are thankful she seems not to have been used as a bait dog; she is as sweet a dog as it’s possible to be. She had to be treated for an infection and for heartworms, but it’s all behind us now and she is healthy.

So you have a pair of barkkuum cleaners, how adorable!!!! It appears that Sam and Rosie are best buds as well as kitchen supervisors. We are happy to hear that you love the Pet Thread. Thank you.


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Hi Ace:
Recreant here. I've previously shared pictures and described the antics of Saki, our rice wine kitteh. This is Clipper. She and her brother came to our place this past April. Her left ear shows that she was a feral cat who was neutered (hence the name Clipper, duh). A friend who does TNR work and fosters abandoned kittens told us its not unusual for a feral cat to become domesticated, if they're caught while young or if they find a home where they're fed, cuddled and have a warm, dry place to sleep. Every feral cat has an ancestor who was domesticated. Cats are hard wired to be our companions, even though they can be standoffish at times.

The Horde have big hearts and it was quite obvious that you Recreant. Cute kitteh, here's hoping for a long and happy life as a lap cat. Thanks for sharing.


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This is Whiskey. We got him at the rescue society. We were told he was around eighteen months old. He seems to be part chow. He's very affable. He goes nuts, running in circles around the yard -- run, run, run, LEEEEEAAAAP!

He loves his squeaky toys, and he enjoys dropping them at my feet so I'll toss them for him to chase. When he's done with that game, he'll pile them all in one place and guard them. In the photo, he's lying on his hoard: you can see the dragon and part of the goose. He's got a plushy bone, a duck, and an amorphous plushy thing underneath him. He also really enjoys disemboweling the toys. The goose, the duck, and the dragon have long since gone to that squeaky toy heaven...

From long time lurker, Lee Also.


Whisky sure has puppy eyes. He sure seems like a happy puppeh. We don't think that he has enough toys. You probably should get him some more. We appreciate your submission.

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MH -
Mrs. OCiS and I sent to Acadia National Park a couple weekends ago with our Flat-coat Retriever mix Fenway. This was taken around Ship Harbor which is on the southeastern portion of Mount Desert Island. As you can see, she had an opportunity to enjoy the ocean water here. Fenway, even at 9 years old, absolutely loves climbing on rocks and boulders. Wish my knees and ankles did.

For dog lovers out there, Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor are VERY dog friendly. We stayed in a cabin at a campground that allows dogs. Many restaurants in Bar Harbor allow you to eat outside and have your (well behaved) dog at your side. The public shuttles that transport you from campgrounds to inside the park also allow dogs. The lakes and ponds within the national park don't allow dogs to swim in them as they are a public water supply. So off to the beach trails like we did.

There is lots of hiking trails for all abilities. Many many miles of carriage trails which is basically crushed stone roads that are great for bicycling, horseback riding, and walking. The Rockefeller family purchased over 1,000 acres that abuts Acadia National Park. Many trails are cross from one to the other. Best part is the Rockefeller family will allow you to walk your dog off leash on their land. Once you are back on Acadia National Park, you have to leash up.

If any 'rons want more info on Acadia, recommendations for accomodations, etc., feel free to email me at ourcountryisscrewed at the gmail dot com.

Thanks MH for keeping this much anticipated weekend post alive on Ace of Spades.
--Our Country is Screwed

OCIS, I appreciate your kind words. Wow, what a gorgeous setting for Fenway's
photo. Acadia National Park sounds like a beautiful place. And a place you love. Awesome.


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What a great group of PetMorons, Morons & Lurkers. Thanks for taking the time to submit your pet photos and stories. Also the links were great as usual. Keep up the good work.

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

Have a great week!!!

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1 Does your wallaby give your cat massages?

Posted by: Kindltot at October 19, 2019 03:02 PM (xG/b0)

2 Nice Pets Ya'll!.....

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at October 19, 2019 03:03 PM (Z+IKu)

3 That was unexpected.

Posted by: Kindltot at October 19, 2019 03:03 PM (xG/b0)

4 Happy Caturday everyone

Posted by: Skip at October 19, 2019 03:06 PM (ZCEU2)

5 Funny stories today
Lurkers, we don't bite just like the furry horde doesn't, pop in and say hi.

Posted by: Skip at October 19, 2019 03:09 PM (ZCEU2)

6 Cats are hardwired to be our companions Rulers.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at October 19, 2019 03:13 PM (EZebt)

7 Loved the dachshund video!

Posted by: Dr Alice at October 19, 2019 03:16 PM (oW/8k)

8 Cats are interesting, to be domesticated they had to break from being solitary hunters to being sociable and be positive towards humans. There are only two locuses of domestication, being Egypt and the near East, though there is some limited admixture in Europe.

Cats are hard to come by in the archeological record, since ill cats tend to wander off and hide to die. and there is not a lot of meat on them for them to be found in middens.

Dogs were routinely sacrificed up through the late Roman times, often being buried under threshholds and new constructions, but cats usually were not. In Egypt they were mummified, but a review of the mummies show that mostly the cats used were early adult stage, which indicates that the cats were raised by the temples specifically for mummifying.
In England during the late medieval and early enlightenment dried cats were placed posed over door frames inside walls, presumably to guard the house against mice and bad spirits and witches. However, outside of that, I have heard zoo-paleontologists say that it is hard to find early cat remains during domestication.

Posted by: Kindltot at October 19, 2019 03:21 PM (xG/b0)

9 Bless all the animals and all the animal-lovers!

Posted by: gp, Kwakwaka'wakw Carver/Artist at October 19, 2019 03:26 PM (mk9aG)

10 Lee Also, that was a really fun read.

Posted by: m at October 19, 2019 03:30 PM (GJ5tO)

11 I have a 9 year old dog. For the first 8.5 years of its life it didn't give a shit about the vacuum. Then about 6 months ago out of the blue it started hating the vacuum with a passion I had not seen before.

And now every time I vacuum, I have to put him away lest he attack the thing.

Who says you can't teach old dogs new tricks?

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at October 19, 2019 03:31 PM (FiUMj)

12 Maybe it's a wallaby instead of a kangaroo?

Posted by: m at October 19, 2019 03:32 PM (GJ5tO)

13 Sign at saw at a local toy store (this may be old and everyone knows about it but first I'd seen it).

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Thousands of years ago, cats were treated as Gods in Egypt.

And they have not forgotten.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at October 19, 2019 03:33 PM (FiUMj)

14 And now every time I vacuum, I have to put him away lest he attack the thing.

Who says you can't teach old dogs new tricks?
Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at October 19, 2019 03:31 PM (FiUMj)

Did you get a different vacuum?

Odd thing with Ajax, he went vicious when I had a stand up vacuum. Snarling, attaching, etc. However a Roomba, he completely ignores almost to the point of it not existing.

I have two theories:

One, there is a frequency to some vacuum cleaners that drives them crazy that we cannot hear.

Two, it is some weird dominance/protection thing when we are holding/using the vacuum.

Or both, or something else entirely that I am not thinking of.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 19, 2019 03:38 PM (ycWCI)

15 >>>Every feral cat has an ancestor who was domesticated.

And every domesticated cat has an ancestor who was feral.

Posted by: m at October 19, 2019 03:39 PM (GJ5tO)

16 Great looking group of moronimals. Thanks for sharing and thank you MisHum for the pet thread.

Posted by: olddog in mo at October 19, 2019 03:42 PM (Dhht7)

17 See if anyone can identify this dog breed.

Eromero


A Whippet?

Posted by: olddog in mo at October 19, 2019 03:43 PM (Dhht7)

18 OT: good video from Karl at InRangeTV about the China/Hong Kong/NBA/Youtube/Google mess:

https://tinyurl.com/y4efyed8

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 19, 2019 03:43 PM (ycWCI)

19 Hey everybody.

Got a recent pet story, but not so lovable. My sister's cat peed my bed yesterday morning. (Thankfully I was not in it at the time.) Yick what a stench. That darn cat!

Of course the cat, Timmy, is denying all responsibility. :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 19, 2019 03:43 PM (L2ZTs)

20 Of course the cat, Timmy, is denying all responsibility. :-P
Posted by: qdpsteve at October 19, 2019 03:43 PM (L2ZTs)

It was two Russian hookers. I haz video!

Posted by: Timmy the Cat at October 19, 2019 03:46 PM (QugKX)

21 Does anyone here travel with their dog? What do you do when you want to leave the trailer and go visit a historic site or such where Pooch's antics are frowned on?

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at October 19, 2019 03:47 PM (EXxnH)

22 See if anyone can identify this dog breed.

Eromero

I have no idea!

Posted by: Wally B. at October 19, 2019 03:48 PM (EXxnH)

23 It's raining and Tom Cat won't go outside.
He is one smart kitty.

Posted by: ALH at October 19, 2019 03:51 PM (0bwIz)

24 Good Saturday afternoon, horde!

As usual, lovely pets. LOL at leaving a dog unattended with 48 rolls of toilet paper. Would have been fun to see that extravaganza in action!

Posted by: April at October 19, 2019 03:51 PM (OX9vb)

25 16 Great looking group of moronimals. Thanks for sharing and thank you MisHum for the pet thread.
Posted by: olddog in mo at October 19, 2019 03:42 PM (Dhht7)

You're welcome olddog

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at October 19, 2019 03:52 PM (aA3+G)

26 Dogs display guilt. Cats have no concept of guilt. I like cats.

Posted by: Burger Chef at October 19, 2019 03:52 PM (RuIsu)

27 Our bulldog pups, 8 months old now, have been getting really bad at pulling hard on the leash when walking, and they are big enough that it's hard for me to control them. They are just bad! when taking a walk.

Today, I tried walking them separately while hubby stayed home with the one not walking, and they were like different dogs! Stayed with me, trotted when I let them run, and didn't pull at all.

They must be competitive and trying to outdo each other, get out in front of the other, prove that they can terrorize every cat in every alley, etc. Looks like it will be separate walks from now on.

Posted by: April at October 19, 2019 03:56 PM (OX9vb)

28 Our doggeh had a heyday (many years ago...) with bags of
aluminum cans we'd left on the back porch, LOL!

Backyard was littered from end to end when we got home from w*rk.

Elderly neighbor lady couldn't stifle her laughs as she told of the 'great show' she'd watched that afternoon...

Posted by: JQ at October 19, 2019 03:58 PM (gP/Z3)

29 Has anyone ever had a cat suddenly start making a kind of dry heave/gag motion, but make no noise?

One of my semi ferals is running to her dish to eat, and she'll lick up the liquid, but then she starts making a kind of thrusting motion with her head like she's trying to thrown up. Then she wanders a few steps away from the dish, and the motions continue for a second. She did once bring up a bit of clear saliva looking liquid, like they do when they eat grass.

I'd say it was just a hairball, but there is absolutely no noise and it isn't near that violent, so to say, of a reaction. It's almost as if she has an acid reflux kind of thing where bile might be coming up when she leans in to eat?

Posted by: Velvet glove, iron fist at October 19, 2019 03:59 PM (ISMp4)

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They must be competitive and trying to outdo each other, get out in front of the other, prove that they can terrorize every cat in every alley, etc. Looks like it will be separate walks from now on.
Posted by: April at October 19, 2019 03:56 PM (OX9vb)


Pinch collar and firm instruction.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at October 19, 2019 04:00 PM (aA3+G)

31 Eromero's dog is an Australian Roo. Not good for much except for keeping Bunyips at bay.

Posted by: DR.WTF at October 19, 2019 04:01 PM (aS1PU)

32 18
OT: good video from Karl at InRangeTV about the China/Hong Kong/NBA/Youtube/Google mess:



https://tinyurl.com/y4efyed8



He's wrong about youtube. He thinks that China is forcing them into this but they are *happy* to comply.


Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at October 19, 2019 04:02 PM (vWMNq)

33 It was two Russian hookers. I haz video!
Posted by: Timmy the Cat at October 19, 2019 03:46 PM (QugKX)


Oh, well that explains everything!

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 19, 2019 04:03 PM (L2ZTs)

34 Is pinch collar the same as choke collar? I've been considering getting those for the walks. The firm instruction by itself doesn't seem to be effective.

Of course, according to the chart posted last week, bulldogs are among the least training intelligent (just stubborn, if you ask me--they are smart enough), requiring 80-100 repetitions of a command to learn it. Heh.

Posted by: April at October 19, 2019 04:05 PM (OX9vb)

35 Also, thanks to doggeh, we discovered that the stuffing from *just one* outdoor chair pad will lightly coat approx. 1/4 acre of lawn...

Posted by: JQ at October 19, 2019 04:05 PM (gP/Z3)

36 34
Is pinch collar the same as choke collar?


I don't think so. My daughter the vet tech told me the difference once but I don't remember the details. A web search should tell you.

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at October 19, 2019 04:07 PM (vWMNq)

37 I have already sent out that cat therapy video to many friends. So funny and I LOVED the social dig of including the pup who is "identifying" as a cat.

Posted by: corn and beans at October 19, 2019 04:07 PM (tkNkP)

38 And now it's time for yet another of qdpsteve's Very Old Jokes.

"Mommy, I can't find my cat anywhere!! Won't you please help me find him??"

"Shut up and eat your stuffed turkey!!"

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 19, 2019 04:07 PM (L2ZTs)

39 Posted by: April at October 19, 2019 04:05 PM (OX9vb)


no, it's not the same

Posted by: REDACTED at October 19, 2019 04:07 PM (rpxSz)

40 To Pinch Or Not To Pinch Collar? Link to CanineJournal.com

https://tinyurl.com/yxj8tcna

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at October 19, 2019 04:09 PM (vWMNq)

41 When I'm good , I get the choke collar

I know the diff

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Posted by: REDACTED at October 19, 2019 04:10 PM (rpxSz)

42 Cat observations:

1) If you provide a clean place for the cat to pee in (aka a Litter Box), the cat will pee and poo there rather than another place. Cats peeing in undesired places usually are the result of litter box neglect.
2) Cats will try to barf up if they have a hair ball or other obstruction. They will eat grass (if they have grass) in order to help them do this. Some oily food helps, there are ointments that taste like fish, they can help.

Wonderful pets today, thanks for the thread!

Posted by: navybrat, should not be posting under my circumstances at October 19, 2019 04:10 PM (w7KSn)

43 A pinch collar? What's next, a bail bondsman leash?

Posted by: RickZ at October 19, 2019 04:11 PM (Y8PSl)

44 Cats peeing in unwanted places can also indicate urinary tract infection.

Posted by: JQ at October 19, 2019 04:11 PM (gP/Z3)

45 navybrat, agreed about the litter box. My sister admits she needs to empty it more often.

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 19, 2019 04:12 PM (L2ZTs)

46 38 And now it's time for yet another of qdpsteve's Very Old Jokes.


wuts the diff btwn a bowling ball and Talib's schmundie ?

Posted by: REDACTED at October 19, 2019 04:12 PM (rpxSz)

47 JQ, I'll mention that to my sister, thanks.

As for the pinch collar, I believe Hillary tried that for Bill once but after a while the pain made him even MORE sexually excitable... :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 19, 2019 04:13 PM (L2ZTs)

48 34 Is pinch collar the same as choke collar? I've been considering getting those for the walks. The firm instruction by itself doesn't seem to be effective.

Of course, according to the chart posted last week, bulldogs are among the least training intelligent (just stubborn, if you ask me--they are smart enough), requiring 80-100 repetitions of a command to learn it. Heh.
Posted by: April at October 19, 2019 04:05 PM (OX9vb)


Pinch collar is different than a choke collar.
Pinch collars have prongs which humanely let your dog know who is master and subject

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at October 19, 2019 04:14 PM (aA3+G)

49 REDACTED, one is big, black, round, packed with sawdust, has tiny holes, and the other is a bowling ball.

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 19, 2019 04:15 PM (L2ZTs)

50 Cats are very prone to urinary tract infection.
They prefer to drink running water.
Static water in a bowl, they will drink it only after the UTI infection, and dehydration, possible kidney damage, have occurred.
Buy a drinking fountain with running water for your cats. They will drink more often and have fewer UTI issues.
The downside of the fountain, it make a trickling sound, which means when I hear it, I need to pee.

Posted by: navybrat, should not be posting under my circumstances at October 19, 2019 04:15 PM (w7KSn)

51 84 which the dog will promptly ignore, if they're like mine :-)

Posted by: BigZesty at October 19, 2019 04:15 PM (sLfpq)

52 I have a question for everyone. Our Weimaraner Smokey is 12. That's quite old for a dog but he has been fairly healthy his entire life. We think he has suddenly gone blind. On Tuesday he was acting strangely, running into the couch, walking into doors. Being in the RV he probably has things memorized but he is terrified of going up and down the steps. We help him and my husband will pick him up if he has to. Could this happen suddenly? He seems fine otherwise.

Posted by: Abby at October 19, 2019 04:16 PM (2GZs0)

53 navybrat, also thanks :-)

In the meantime, I gotta keep my room door closed I guess.

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 19, 2019 04:16 PM (L2ZTs)

54 Pinch collars have prongs which humanely let your dog know who is master and subject
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at October 19, 2019 04:14 PM (aA3+G)

duh, thank you, I never knew this :O

Posted by: REDACTED at October 19, 2019 04:16 PM (rpxSz)

55 oh i guess that was 48 oops

Posted by: BigZesty at October 19, 2019 04:16 PM (sLfpq)

56 49 REDACTED, one is big, black, round, packed with sawdust, has tiny holes, and the other is a bowling ball.
Posted by: qdpsteve at October 19, 2019 04:15 PM (L2ZTs)

missed by this






much

Posted by: REDACTED at October 19, 2019 04:17 PM (rpxSz)

57 Cats get a lot of their liquid from food. Too much dry food can lead to UTIs.

Posted by: RickZ at October 19, 2019 04:17 PM (Y8PSl)

58 I have already sent out that cat therapy video to many friends. So funny and I LOVED the social dig of including the pup who is "identifying" as a cat.

Posted by: corn and beans at October 19, 2019 04:07 PM

Heh. Same here.

Here's an oldie but goodie by the same guy. "Sad Cat Diary." I still watch this couple times a year.

https://youtu.be/PKffm2uI4dk

Posted by: olddog in mo at October 19, 2019 04:17 PM (Dhht7)

59 Of course, according to the chart posted last week, bulldogs are among the least training intelligent (just stubborn, if you ask me--they are smart enough), requiring 80-100 repetitions of a command to learn it. Heh.
Posted by: April at October 19, 2019 04:05 PM (OX9vb)

It has nothing to do with intelligence.

My bichons are whippish smart

obey

NFW

Posted by: REDACTED at October 19, 2019 04:19 PM (rpxSz)

60 52 Could this happen suddenly?


I think I've heard of this happening ... some kind of parasite, IIRC (probably not) and maybe temporary?

Did a search on "sudden blindness canine" ... several hits on canine specialist sites. There are quite a few different possibilities.

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at October 19, 2019 04:19 PM (vWMNq)

61 wuts the diff btwn a bowling ball and Talib's schmundie ?
Posted by: REDACTED

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You can only get three fingers in a bowling ball.

Woof!! (in honor of pet thread)

Posted by: Tonypete at October 19, 2019 04:19 PM (Y4EXg)

62 More advice for litter boxes.
For every cat you own, you should have that number of litter boxes + 1, for instances in which you fall behind on the upkeep.
I have 2 cats, therefore 3 litter boxes.
Nature's Miracle makes good ones made of recycled paper, when they get too rank, just throw them out and replace.

Posted by: navybrat, should not be posting under my circumstances at October 19, 2019 04:19 PM (w7KSn)

63 RickZ, thanks for that

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 19, 2019 04:19 PM (L2ZTs)

64 navybrat, you're just a font of cat wisdom today :-)
Thanks

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 19, 2019 04:20 PM (L2ZTs)

65 Did you know litter boxes can also talk?
Evidence: last week's DNC debate

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 19, 2019 04:20 PM (L2ZTs)

66 wuts the diff btwn a bowling ball and Talib's schmundie ?
Posted by: REDACTED at October 19, 2019 04:12 PM (rpxSz)


drumroll

YOU COULD EAT THE BOWLING BALL IF YOU HAD TO

Posted by: REDACTED at October 19, 2019 04:22 PM (rpxSz)

67 REDACTED, even I'm not THAT sick-minded ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 19, 2019 04:22 PM (L2ZTs)

68 67 REDACTED, even I'm not THAT sick-minded ;-)
Posted by: qdpsteve at October 19, 2019 04:22 PM (L2ZTs)


Iz KK

I'm sick enuff 4 us all

Posted by: REDACTED at October 19, 2019 04:23 PM (rpxSz)

69 Sudden blindness in dogs.

SARDS

Detached Retina

Diabetes

Cushings Disease

There are some others.

Too much detail to post here. Some of these are permanent and some temporary. See your vet.

SARDS in particular has sudden onset (a couple of days) and is permanent.

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at October 19, 2019 04:24 PM (vWMNq)

70 i can really clear a room, huh ?

Posted by: REDACTED at October 19, 2019 04:24 PM (rpxSz)

71 Thanks Enquiring Minds, we have been googling everything we could think of. Our other weim is fine, so I guess a vet appointment is in our future. One of the down sides to traveling in an RV. We have to find a vet. We emailed our vet and she gave us the number of a good one in the area.

Posted by: Abby at October 19, 2019 04:24 PM (2GZs0)

72 Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at October 19, 2019 04:24 PM (vWMNq)

I've had 2 goldens with SAS

why I gave up on them

Posted by: REDACTED at October 19, 2019 04:25 PM (rpxSz)

73 wanna another sick joke ?

Posted by: REDACTED at October 19, 2019 04:26 PM (rpxSz)

74 My advice is for indoor cats, of course.
My sister has nothing but outdoor cats, they have miserable and short lives, never see a vet, usually found in flattened form on highways and such. She says "if they come home, I'll feed them for one more day".
My cats live up to 20 years, hers, maybe 2.
We disagree on things.

Posted by: navybrat, should not be posting under my circumstances at October 19, 2019 04:26 PM (w7KSn)

75 wanna another sick joke ?

We've had enough of Hillary this week, thank you very much.

Posted by: Basement Cat at October 19, 2019 04:28 PM (pPNCa)

76 I got my first golden in 1961, I was 10

My grand dad gave him to me

When we trucked in produce to the Dallas Farmers Market, I would bring him with

not many peeps knew about goldens then

Posted by: REDACTED at October 19, 2019 04:29 PM (rpxSz)

77 And every domesticated cat has an ancestor who was feral the King of the Jungle.

Don't worry. They'll remind you.

Posted by: t-bird at October 19, 2019 04:29 PM (IMdOQ)

78 looove the pet morons!
so cute!!!


btw, not my pet, but check out this incredibly beautiful horse

https://twitter.com/welcomet0nature/status/
1185331221389336581

Posted by: vmom happy to have read a good book! at October 19, 2019 04:30 PM (G546f)

79 72 I've had 2 goldens with SAS


I rented a room from someone who owned a Golden. Three brain cells: tennis ball, cat, walkies ... one of the other tenants had the cat.

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at October 19, 2019 04:30 PM (vWMNq)

80 We've had enough of Hillary this week, thank you very much.
Posted by: Basement Cat at October 19, 2019 04:28 PM (pPNCa)

Cankles is to easy, nevah do

IK, phrasing

Posted by: REDACTED at October 19, 2019 04:30 PM (rpxSz)

81 Just like every American believes they'll be a millionaire some day, every cat believes they'll be a lion some day.

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 19, 2019 04:31 PM (L2ZTs)

82 I rented a room from someone who owned a Golden. Three brain cells: tennis ball, cat, walkies ... one of the other tenants had the cat.

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at October 19, 2019 04:30 PM (vWMNq)

I remember you !!

Posted by: REDACTED at October 19, 2019 04:31 PM (rpxSz)

83 btw doggeh will jump on me and KTY if we hug
it's like " group hug!!! "

Posted by: vmom happy to have read a good book! at October 19, 2019 04:32 PM (G546f)

84 SAS is horrible

the dog can seem fine and then 10 secs l8r

BOOM , dead

Posted by: REDACTED at October 19, 2019 04:32 PM (rpxSz)

85 83 btw doggeh will jump on me and KTY if we hug
it's like " group hug!!! "
Posted by: vmom happy to have read a good book! at October 19, 2019 04:32 PM (G546f)


Posted by: REDACTED at October 19, 2019 04:33 PM (rpxSz)

86 Kittehs making plays on words:

https://tinyurl.com/y3yjvcdm

(SFW-- it's the Pet Thread, after all)

Posted by: Basement Cat at October 19, 2019 04:35 PM (pPNCa)

87 84
SAS is horrible



Special Air Service took out your dog?

I remember when they cleared the Iranian Embassy in London in 1980. That was impressive.

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at October 19, 2019 04:35 PM (vWMNq)

88 I would send pics in of my Bichons

but Mrs. REDACTED is in them all

Maybe I can get one clothed

Posted by: REDACTED at October 19, 2019 04:36 PM (rpxSz)

89 Story at Babylon Bee: "Hillary accuses sample lady at Costco of being a Russian asset"

Hil LOVES her microwave kielbasa and can't stand when she gets cut off... :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 19, 2019 04:38 PM (L2ZTs)

90 Special Air Service took out your dog?

I remember when they cleared the Iranian Embassy in London in 1980. That was impressive.

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at October 19, 2019 04:35 PM (vWMNq)

You're taking one of the most traumatic moments of my life and making a joke of it

I'm am 1rretrievably crestfallen


JK

Posted by: REDACTED at October 19, 2019 04:40 PM (rpxSz)

91 I have a question for everyone. Our Weimaraner Smokey is 12. That's quite old for a dog but he has been fairly healthy his entire life. We think he has suddenly gone blind.
Posted by: Abby at October 19, 2019 04:16 PM


Our second doggeh went blind. Cushings disease. She also put on a lot of weight and became incontinent. Lived for another 2-3 yrs.

Posted by: olddog in mo at October 19, 2019 04:40 PM (Dhht7)

92 90 You're taking one of the most traumatic moments of my life and making a joke of it

I apologise but ...

I couldn't find SAS under canine diseases ... the SAS disambiguation page on Wikipedia is very long but no veterinary references.

Who Dares Wins

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4kiTysOJCI

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at October 19, 2019 04:42 PM (vWMNq)

93 Thomas looks like he might use that trampoline for a quick trip around the neighborhood. Cool Dog.

Love flat coat retrievers. That is one happy Dog by the water.

Posted by: Raul Endymion at October 19, 2019 04:43 PM (Bf3hj)

94 91 I have a question for everyone. Our Weimaraner Smokey is 12. That's quite old for a dog but he has been fairly healthy his entire life. We think he has suddenly gone blind.
Posted by: Abby at October 19, 2019 04:16 PM

I'm hesitant to tell you this but our golden, Nick, suddenly went blind this summer.

He wasn't well at all

And although he passed

He had a great life, roaming the Berkshire Hills

Posted by: REDACTED at October 19, 2019 04:44 PM (rpxSz)

95 Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at October 19, 2019 04:42 PM (vWMNq)

sudden aortic syndrome

Posted by: REDACTED at October 19, 2019 04:46 PM (rpxSz)

96 Cat in training for Feline League Baseball:

https://tinyurl.com/yxofn28t

Posted by: Basement Cat at October 19, 2019 04:46 PM (pPNCa)

97 Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at October 19, 2019 04:42 PM (vWMNq)

Vets are like nurses


Know enuff to be dangerous

Posted by: REDACTED at October 19, 2019 04:47 PM (rpxSz)

98 I apologise but ...

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at October 19, 2019 04:42 PM (vWMNq)

dont, IK ur just kidding

ur kewl

Posted by: REDACTED at October 19, 2019 04:50 PM (rpxSz)

99 *waves from Texas*

Posted by: SMH at October 19, 2019 04:50 PM (igaOn)

100 Well, I'm going drinking,

C YA L8R

Posted by: REDACTED at October 19, 2019 04:51 PM (rpxSz)

101 Is Eromero going to pop in today and let us know what type of puppeh is in his pic or just leave us hanging?

He's at the TxMoMe isn't he.

Posted by: olddog in mo at October 19, 2019 04:51 PM (Dhht7)

102 95 sudden aortic syndrome


Thanks. Seems to happen in people too. But it does not appear to be connected with blindness.

All the searches come back with SubAortic Stenosis as the official name; but same initials.


Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at October 19, 2019 04:52 PM (vWMNq)

103 99 *waves from Texas*
Posted by: SMH at October 19, 2019 04:50 PM (igaOn)

native Texan waves back

Posted by: REDACTED at October 19, 2019 04:52 PM (rpxSz)

104 Eromero is here.

Posted by: SMH at October 19, 2019 04:52 PM (igaOn)

105 Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at October 19, 2019 04:52 PM (vWMNq)

have a crushing night, my friend

ADDAIWD

Posted by: REDACTED at October 19, 2019 04:53 PM (rpxSz)

106 Cat in training for Feline League Baseball:

https://tinyurl.com/yxofn28t

Posted by: Basement Cat at October 19, 2019 04:46 PM

Don't think baseball is its sport. Pretty good at spiking, though. Maybe should tryout for volleyball league.

Posted by: olddog in mo at October 19, 2019 04:54 PM (Dhht7)

107 I'm here, too. (People have been saying that they've never seen me comment.)

Posted by: Cybersmythe at October 19, 2019 04:57 PM (UGLi1)

108 I'm not there

Posted by: lin-duh at October 19, 2019 04:58 PM (UUBmN)

109 Eromero is here.

Posted by: SMH at October 19, 2019 04:52

Well, if you could let Eromero know that his 'roo looking puppeh is featured today on the Pet Thread. Much appreciated if he would he let us know what type of puppeh it is.

Posted by: olddog in mo at October 19, 2019 04:59 PM (Dhht7)

110 Herm Springer prong collar

Posted by: vmom happy to have read a good book! at October 19, 2019 04:59 PM (G546f)

111 I'm not there

Posted by: lin-duh at October 19, 2019 04:58

Sorry to hear that. Did you get son into clinic today? Doing any better?

Posted by: olddog in mo at October 19, 2019 05:00 PM (Dhht7)

112 He looks to have strep...

Posted by: lin-duh at October 19, 2019 05:01 PM (UUBmN)

113 He looks to have strep...

No wonder you stayed home from the MoMe. Hope your son gets better ASAP.

Posted by: Basement Cat at October 19, 2019 05:04 PM (pPNCa)

114 I'm here, too. (People have been saying that they've never seen me comment.)
Posted by: Cybersmythe at October 19, 2019 04:57 PM (UGLi1)

PARTY CRASHER!!!

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Ulster Scot at October 19, 2019 05:05 PM (x8Wzq)

115 Well, if you could let Eromero know that his 'roo looking puppeh is featured today on the Pet Thread. Much appreciated if he would he let us know what type of puppeh it is.
Posted by: olddog in mo at October 19, 2019 04:59 PM (Dhht7)

---

Will do.

Weasel says hi y'all.

Posted by: SMH at October 19, 2019 05:07 PM (CNuL3)

116 vmom happy to have read a good book! at October 19, 2019 04:30 PM (G546f)

I went to that link, and there is a John Oliver video that is hilarious. It's all about the evil critter that is president? of Turkmenistan. I laughed my head "almost" off.

Posted by: Grannymimi at October 19, 2019 05:07 PM (u5LFV)

117 lin-duh!!!!

I was looking for you yesterday...bummed that you can't be here.

Hope your son gets better ASAP.

Posted by: SMH at October 19, 2019 05:08 PM (igaOn)

118 That sidebar vid of Jagger and Bowie's "Dancing in the Streets" without music is funny as hell!!

Watched it like four times already.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Ulster Scot at October 19, 2019 05:10 PM (x8Wzq)

119 Looked at some GSD puppies the other day. One week old. Made no commitment. $750 seems kind of steep.

Posted by: freaked at October 19, 2019 05:11 PM (Tnijr)

120 I'm bummed too. First TxMoMe I've ever missed.

Posted by: lin-duh at October 19, 2019 05:13 PM (UUBmN)

121 First TxMoMe I've ever missed.

Maybe Ben Had and the other morons can take pics and/or make a short video for you.

Posted by: Basement Cat at October 19, 2019 05:15 PM (pPNCa)

122 We're considering a GSD puppy after our old doggeh is gone...

$750? Yikes!

Likely we'll cruise the Shelter and adopt-a-pet events first. Somehow, the best pets have merely *happened along* in our lives.

Posted by: JQ at October 19, 2019 05:16 PM (gP/Z3)

123 All of the pets are adorable. Thank you for sharing them.

Posted by: Mrs. JTB at October 19, 2019 05:18 PM (bmdz3)

124 121 First TxMoMe I've ever missed.

Maybe Ben Had and the other morons can take pics and/or make a short video for you.
Posted by: Basement Cat at October 19, 2019 05:15 PM (pPNCa)

---

We can make you a XXX video...

Posted by: SMH at October 19, 2019 05:19 PM (igaOn)

125 Likely we'll cruise the Shelter and adopt-a-pet events first. Somehow, the best pets have merely *happened along* in our lives.

Posted by: JQ at October 19, 2019 05:16 PM (gP/Z3)

--

Pounds are extra depressing these days. I went to a half-dozen or so a few years ago and 90% of the dogs there are pit bulls with questionable upbringing.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - why don't Democrats speak ebonics to appeal to black voters? at October 19, 2019 05:24 PM (a7+mS)

126 Thanks everyone. Smokey is still dancing for meals and loves the long walks. We'll take him next week to be checked but at 12, we expect anything. He's an amazing dog and has had a wonderful full life with us. And he has enriched our beyond words.

Posted by: Abby at October 19, 2019 05:26 PM (2GZs0)

127 Moron Robbie, that is so sad about the pitties, isn't it?

Who could be blamed for not wanting to deal with a potentially violent animal?

Posted by: JQ at October 19, 2019 05:32 PM (gP/Z3)

128 Chess Nood.

Posted by: olddog in mo at October 19, 2019 05:35 PM (Dhht7)

129 Late to the party. Dogsitting. Thanks, MisHum. As always, you made my Saturday.

I love every one of these critters...even that thing with the long ears. But the Irish setter takes the cake. Who could possibly look at that face and not smile?

Posted by: creeper at October 19, 2019 06:42 PM (MHz7Y)

130 Time and again I marvel and how many big hearts out there give homes to strays and foundlings. Makes up for the depressing news and politics. Thank you all for doing good works, and thank you Misanthropic Humanitarian for taking the time to put it all together each week. Bless you all.

Posted by: Gadzooks Mike at October 19, 2019 07:13 PM (mAxkE)

131 Oh, I should clarify re: pit bull dogs--

I do not believe the breed is inherently violent!

Rather, that the "questionable upbringing" of those shelter dogs would be off-putting (to me) regarding adoption *from them*, as opposed to adoption from more reputable sources.

Posted by: JQ at October 19, 2019 07:46 PM (gP/Z3)

132 I've met some lovely pit bulls. I don't think they're inherently violent, but their jaw strength and low center of gravity makes them formidable in a heartbeat. So it it important to socialize them well with strangers, kids, and other animals.


I resorted to using a choke collar on a lab rescue I had. As others stated here, they can be very effective when properly used to train your dog to walk beside you. Be sure to put the collar on the right way (there is a wrong way). If you're training the dog to walk on your left side, stand in front of the dog and hold the collar so it forms a "P" with the tail of the P hanging down to the left. Then slip it over the dog's head. That way, the collar will loosen as soon as the "choke" you apply is released. Your choke should be a firm, quick jerk to the side (not upwards), then released, and the collar will go slack. A pinch collar works the same way, but may be more effective on large dogs with thick necks or dense ruffs. Never use either on small dogs or you can crush their trachea.

Posted by: liz953 at October 20, 2019 03:34 PM (frv51)

133 Nice post. I learn something new and challenging on sites I stumbleupon everyday.

It will always be exciting to read through content from other authors and practice
something from their web sites.

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