Ace of Spades Pet Thread

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Good afternoon and welcome to the almost world famous Ace of Spades Pet Thread. Just a suggestion, kick back, relax and enjoy the world of animals.

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A Little of This. A Little of That.


Relaxation tips...........................


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Some people deserve a miserable termination.

It took three days for the vets to remove the glue and it could take up to four months for her to recover completely.

It is feared that the dog's cruel owner abandoned it in a sewer and glued its eyes to stop it from finding its way back home.

The dog's rescuer, named only as Carlos, has agreed to adopt it as soon as it's well enough to return home with him.


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From our friend Shibumi. Her submission simply said, OMG. Bad ass cat. And I can't argue. Thanks Shibumi.


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Spotify lists for pets.

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Meet The PetMorons

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Longtime Lurker, love the pet thread every week. Pictured are our two troublemakers.

On the Right is Allie McBeagle, a 3 YO purebred beagle who's protected us from all things dangerful (like Umbrellas, Trash Cans, bicyclists, joggers, motorcycles, cars with loud exhausts, and the Mysterious Dog Satellite that passes overhead). When not protecting us from Dangerful Things, she spends her copious amounts of free time either cadging belly rubs or burrowing under duvets.

on the left is Link, who we adopted back on the 2nd of this year. According to Washoe humane society, he's about 2 years old, and at least half german shepherd, and half everything else (the mother in law wanted to call him Heinz because he's got 57 Varieties). Deep in his heart, though, he's convinced he's a 4 lb lap dog. When not romping around with Allie, Link spends his free time invading people's personal space, tagging along after my son and running off threats that are beyond Allie's ability to intimidate.

Dogs which invade personal space and cop belly rubs, my kind of pooches. They look happy, healthy and ready for mischief. We appreciate your Pet Thread love.


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This is one eyed Jack, a committed couch spud. Ex-feral, he's had a rough life but has come a long way. If the cat could talk, what tales he'd tell. -Citizen of Bureaustan

Jack appears to have fit in quite well at your home. I suspect he does have a few stories to tell. Thanks for sharing with us.


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Hi there -

Just got done enjoying today's pet thread and thought I would send a long some updated photos of the ladies.

Lily the Sheltie and Pinky the Terrier are each sassing me, par for the course; we recently drove to AL from TX and back in our new baby truck, which as you can see both of them found having the entire back of the Highlander to roam around in while lying on a 3" gel foam mattress topper covered in blankets completely unsatisfactory. It's because of Lily I traded in my paid-off Tundra for the Highlander, since she was miserable in the front seat of the truck on our long trips (the back belonged to Pinks). I've informed Lily she needs to get a job pronto to pay off the car debt.

And lastly, two photos of my sister's formerly-feral kitties stoned on catnip from the same toy - Botch is the tabby cat/orange and white, and Queen Squiggs is the ragdoll/grey/white/brown. Queen Squiggs says she's clearly the prettiest kitty on the pet thread.

Always enjoy the pet thread, thanks for putting it together each week!

Lurker Tina


You're welcome Lurker Tina. From the looks and sounds of it your pups are really spoiled rotten. Good luck with the truck payment. Your sister's cats are cute.


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Ruler of the dog house. Just our 75% Pom and 25% Pekinese. - Don

A very cute dog you have there Don. I suspect she acts two - three times her size defending Casa Don. Thanks for the submission.


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Greetings from a longtime moron and Lurker,

This is the new addition to my daughters family fondly named "Dresden Snuggles" ( 8 year old and 5 year old had naming rights)
Back story is their beloved Bagel dog of 12 years, Nestor, (Beagle/Basset hound mix) died this past August and after a few months of mourning decided they needed a new puppy since a house without a dog is an empty house. They went to a local Shelter to get a rescue dog, and were turned down. Why? They are married with a 5 year old and 8 year old, live in the country with six and a half acres of woods, and a stream, and have owned pets their entire lives. Unfortunately it seems since both parents have jobs. ( She a school teacher and he an IT professional) They therefore were deemed not fit to adopt a dog. My daughter thought a rescue dog might prefer dozing on their couch while waiting at home for them to living in a cage but the powers have spoken. Solution? Local farmer with a litter of pups (said to be miniature Labs but who knows?) And Dresden Snuggles has a new home with a family that loves him. Liberals ruin everything they touch! - No name provided.

How odd that a shelter would turn down a family such as your daughter's. You certainly sound like a proud Doggeh Grandpa. The name is unique and I bet the 2 legged grandkids snuggle up with it everyday. Thank you for sharing!


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Long time Ace reader. Pet moron fan. Lurker...

I regret to report the passing of Pluto, age 13+. Shelter cat. Abused in previous life. Adopted after intense nagging by two young children. Drove us crazy at times, but we persevered with familial love and respect. Over time, Pluto grew to know that we appreciated him. He returned the sentiment and indeed, at the time of Pluto's death, December 29, he held title to a large expanse of our collective family heart.

Pluto's kitten-life must have sucked. He arrived at the shelter skinny, skittish, mistrustful of everyone and everything, and with a fractured hip-box that led to a non-functional tail. He just dragged that thing around for the rest of his days.

Soon after arrival at his new home, my wife returned from the local library with a stack of books on cat psychology; yes, there are such things. (Books about cat head-shrinking, and wives who go to the library in search of same.)

The key to Pluto was that his early owner must have been awful, and all but starved him. Pluto began his tenure in our house intensely nervous about food. He sat next to the empty feeding bowl in the kitchen, awaiting his next meal. He attacked the other cats when they came to chow down.

Newly knowledgeable on the topic of cat psychology, my wife began to place very small amounts of food into one bowl, which Pluto gobbled up like a prisoner at the end of the Bataan Death march. When the bowl was empty, she would give him a few more morsels. Eventually, Pluto figured out that there would be food... His anxiety decreased and he started to become a very nice kitty.

Indeed, nice does not describe things... Pluto became the beating heart of our house. He was curious, bold, intuitive and un-catly energetic. Thump-thump-thump... Often, that was the sound of our black & white cat, walking up and down stairs, or scampering to the sound of the proverbial guns. When the doorbell rang or mail dropped through the chute, he was there. When I'd leave the house at morning-dark:30 to head to the airport, he'd see me to the door. When I returned after travel, arriving at midnight:30, there was Pluto to greet me. And he always kept an eye on my wife, and checked up on the children.

Over 12 years, and through two houses, Pluto was part of the arc of our family life. A constant presence. Vigilant. Always watching, participating. He enjoyed our TV shows. Played Candy Crush with my wife, tapping his paws on the iPad. Helped me clean off my desk by walking across and knocking unnecessary things to the floor. Encouraged the kids through middle school, high school and college. Indeed, Pluto revered education, such that he insisted on being let outside most afternoons to watch the neighborhood children walk back from school. (See attached Word doc; we posted this outside for the passers-by who knew Pluto.)

Over the years, Pluto had various medical issues, but we powered through. He burned up several of his nine lives, and ran up medical bills that forced us to be deeply philosophical; along the lines of... "YGBFKM."

Then came Sunday morning, just after Christmas. We found Pluto laid out on the living room floor. He could barely move, and was clearly in distress. Vet diagnosed the equivalent of a kitty "heart attack." Cardiac something-or-another. And so Pluto crossed the bridge to the other side of the river, where he will surely be found resting in the shade of the trees.

We will miss him...

*****

PS -- Pluto was featured in a Pet Moron thread back in about December 2017. The photo above, with Pluto next to the computer monitor, was previously published. - Name withheld

Pluto certainly deserved to find a home such as yours. You guys certainly went the extra mile for this cat. So sorry to hear of his passing. Thanks for being such a supporter of the site.

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This is Maurice (Space Cowboy. Not Gangster of Love as he's neutered). He gave me a scare this week. I noticed that he was hiding and not asking for pets like normal. When I got him out, I could see he was breathing hard. We took him to the vets this morning. He had fluid in the chest cavity, 240cc. He is back home and on diuretics. Hope he's over this soon. - Teresa

Hope you're around today and you can tell us how Maurice is doing. Hope he is doing well. Love the name by the way. Thank you for sharing with us today.


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This is Henry aka Hank the Tank, a four year old stray from the local shelter, something happened to him in his previous life because he was very afraid, spent two days hiding in the ceiling in the basement, but slowly he’s coming out for food and fun. Our youngest girl really wants to be his friend. He’s gonna have a good life with us. - No name provided

Tank? He doesn't look so tankish to yours truly. It sounds like Hank has found a loving home. I have no idea why people treat animals so harshly. Glad you shared his story with us.

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This is my foster kitten. She had been attacked by something and had a pretty severe head injury when rescued. It took her a few weeks to learn how to eat and walk (at first she could only walk backwards and then she could only walk in circles) but she’s doing great now. Her only reminder of all she’s been through in her short 2 months of life is a head tilt. She’s super fluffy, but to treat her wounds, her head and neck were shaved, so even I admit she looks a bit odd. - (Leicester’s Mom the lurker)

Wow. Who says that 'Ettes don't have a heart? What a remarkable thing you are doing. How in the world can you only foster? If I did what you were up to I would have a new addition to the family. Great job!!! Thank you for sharing.


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Weasel Dog

Weasel has submitted this photo of his dog, Weasel Dog. He looks Yuugely successful.


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Hope you can show this. These are my daughter’s two rescues, in their forever home.
These two are inseparable. Both can run like the wind, but the one on the left, Stella, has the highest, quickest vertical leap I have ever seen. I have observed her jump vertically to the top of the back of a stuffed chair. A talent not always appreciated, but amazing. Her buddy, Scarlet, is no slouch, either. - Lee

What an adorable photo of these two besties. From the sounds of it they keep your daughter on her toes, but with a few chuckles along the way. We appreciate your submission, thanks.


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You folks are wonderful with your links and PetMoron stories. Thanks for making this thread so successful.

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

Here's hoping you have a great week!!!

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Comments

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1 Yay. Pet Thread!

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at January 18, 2020 03:02 PM (Dhht7)

2 Happy Caturday!

Posted by: Basement Cat at January 18, 2020 03:02 PM (pPNCa)

3 Looks like a good Caturday, lounge around and suck up heat.

Posted by: Skip at January 18, 2020 03:03 PM (ZCEU2)

4 For once, some arthropods would be nice.

Posted by: The Guy Who Always Complains About No Arthropods at January 18, 2020 03:05 PM (XVuno)

5 About teh kitteh with the head tilt: have the vet check her ears. Ear infections (including an infestation of ear mites) can affect a cat's hearing, so that it walks with a head tilt in order to hear as best it can.

Posted by: Basement Cat at January 18, 2020 03:08 PM (pPNCa)

6
WeaselDog has the eyes of a stone-cold killer.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 18, 2020 03:09 PM (7rVsF)

7 Wow! Bad ass cat indeed.

Posted by: N.L. Urker Philips Screwdriver of the Gods at January 18, 2020 03:10 PM (Uu+Jp)

8 For once, some arthropods would be nice.

May the fleas of a thousand sand camels nest in your armpits.

Posted by: Basement Cat at January 18, 2020 03:10 PM (pPNCa)

9 We can use DNA analysis and radar imaging/mapping to determine the culprit.

Posted by: CSI AoSHQ at January 18, 2020 03:10 PM (eYD0A)

10 Nice Pets Y'all!.......

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at January 18, 2020 03:11 PM (Z+IKu)

11 Maybe Bad Ass Cat can be sent out to put a hit on the bastard who glued the dog's eyes shut.

Posted by: N.L. Urker Philips Screwdriver of the Gods at January 18, 2020 03:12 PM (Uu+Jp)

12 Top pic, why cats should not be allowed on counters.

Posted by: Infidel at January 18, 2020 03:12 PM (MTxDQ)

13 12

The paw print in the top pic is too big to be from a cat's paw.

Posted by: Basement Cat at January 18, 2020 03:14 PM (pPNCa)

14 But I'm not done puttering!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at January 18, 2020 03:14 PM (NWiLs)

15 And so Pluto 'crossed the bridge to the other side of the river, where he will surely be found resting in the shade of the trees.'

I am sure you appreciate the original source of this basic line, and it sounds Pluto earned that as an epitaph.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at January 18, 2020 03:16 PM (BiNEL)

16 WeaselDog has the eyes of a stone-cold killer.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 18, 2020 03:09 PM (7rVsF)


Turn not thy back on the WeaselDog!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at January 18, 2020 03:17 PM (BiNEL)

17 The dog relaxation video is frickin' hilarious!

Just sent to various family members!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at January 18, 2020 03:18 PM (BiNEL)

18 God bless you wonderful people who rescue the maimed, abused, sick, elderly and less than "perfect" animals in our cruel world. There is a special place in Heaven for you.

My next fur buddy will be less than "perfect."

Posted by: Ladyl at January 18, 2020 03:19 PM (TdMsT)

19 That was a lovely essay the lurker wrote about Pluto their cat and family member. Sorry about his death.

And the pets are all great and Dresden Snuggles is a cutie.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 18, 2020 03:19 PM (WI7YS)

20 I prefer Dogdamned brownies.

Posted by: Sock Monkey..Ellie Mae has Ginger and Maryann beat hands down at January 18, 2020 03:22 PM (lgGyl)

21 Beautiful pet morons!

Posted by: CN at January 18, 2020 03:23 PM (+OOCb)

22 Head tilt cat reminds me of cat from Bloom County.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at January 18, 2020 03:26 PM (y8Smb)

23 Apropos of relaxation: here's a cat giving hypnotherapy to a dog:

https://tinyurl.com/rg4wrem

Translation from the British: "crisps" are potato chips.

Posted by: Basement Cat at January 18, 2020 03:26 PM (pPNCa)

24 We had a Chocolate lab that stood up at the counter and ate the center out of pan of brownies that my daughter and her friend had made. Big ole hole right in the middle.

Posted by: Tami at January 18, 2020 03:26 PM (cF8AT)

25 Tuxies rule! The cat with the coyotes has what appear to be almost identical markings to my Kangie who made it to pet moron "stardom" about a year ago. I hope those owners really do keep their kitteh inside from now on but it may be difficult if he has a high threshold for excitement and is used to night escapades.

Posted by: corn and beans at January 18, 2020 03:26 PM (tkNkP)

26 Lovely pet thread. There is a ring in hell for whomever glued that poor animal's eyes shut. WTF?

Posted by: Infidel at January 18, 2020 03:27 PM (MTxDQ)

27 Cousin Jeff can never keep his feet out of the oven.

That boy will be the death of aunt Sally one day!

Posted by: Uncle Cletus at January 18, 2020 03:29 PM (Pgcou)

28 Prawn crisps are one of the saltiest things ever created.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at January 18, 2020 03:29 PM (y8Smb)

29 Weasel Dog with his MAGA collar!!!

Posted by: Ladyl at January 18, 2020 03:31 PM (TdMsT)

30 What an absolutely lovely and heartwarming reminiscence about Pluto. Condolences being sent your way.

Posted by: corn and beans at January 18, 2020 03:34 PM (tkNkP)

31 WeaselDog!!

Posted by: Weasel at January 18, 2020 03:36 PM (MVjcR)

32
Here's a delightfully bad Australian musical from 1939 that fits in with both the Pet Thread and Movie Thread.

I see your "CATS" and raise you -

"Gone to the Dogs".


This is the big main song and dance number featuring lovely ladies, the starring moron, and puppehs.

https://aso.gov.au/titles/features/gone-to-the-dogs/clip2/

Enjoy!

The whole thing used to be available on both YouTube and the internet at large. But, I can't find it anymore.

Sad.

Posted by: naturalfake at January 18, 2020 03:37 PM (q57gj)

33 >>We had a Chocolate lab that stood up at the counter and ate the center out of pan of brownies that my daughter and her friend had made. Big ole hole right in the middle.

One of my Goldens walked on and then sat on a dish of lemon bars I was taking to a party. Nobody wants a lemon bar topped with dog butt.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 18, 2020 03:37 PM (ZLI7S)

34 it's funny when dogs sleep in a pile like that

wish I could have a dog but circumstances do not permit

Posted by: DB at January 18, 2020 03:39 PM (iTXRQ)

35 JS, Mexico is really good so far

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at January 18, 2020 03:39 PM (y8Smb)

36 Just looked out the bedroom window onto the back yard. I've got lots of clean up to do when the cold snap breaks and the snow melts. Yuck.
One very cold morning I sent Paisley out into the yard. a few minutes later she came back in still in full hunch to finish the job. (Fortunately not very much).
Still later she was looking embarrassed (I know that's giving her human emotions).
Anyhoo I hugged and told her I understood. It's cold and it hurts her paws, so I understood.

Posted by: N.L. Urker Philips Screwdriver of the Gods at January 18, 2020 03:39 PM (Uu+Jp)

37 One of my Goldens walked on and then sat on a dish of lemon bars I was taking to a party. Nobody wants a lemon bar topped with dog butt.
Posted by: JackStraw at January 18, 2020 03:37 PM (ZLI7S)

You TOLD them? Couldn't pass the stuck-on fur as flaked coconut?

Posted by: corn and beans at January 18, 2020 03:41 PM (tkNkP)

38 Still later she was looking embarrassed (I know that's giving her human emotions).
Anyhoo I hugged and told her I understood. It's cold and it hurts her paws, so I understood.
Posted by: N.L. Urker Philips Screwdriver of the Gods at January 18, 2020 03:39 PM (Uu+Jp)



Years ago. I was watching my beloved shelties go potty in the backyard.

My mother said--" please don't watch her. Give her her privacy and dignity."

Posted by: Ladyl at January 18, 2020 03:41 PM (TdMsT)

39 You're a traveling man Charlie.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 18, 2020 03:42 PM (ZLI7S)

40 For the first time in the two years since my wife died I'm going to be having a house guest in a week.
What do you do to get the dog smell out?

Posted by: N.L. Urker Philips Screwdriver of the Gods at January 18, 2020 03:44 PM (Uu+Jp)

41 Weasel Dog with his MAGA collar!!!

It's too bad that the website that sells MAGA merch doesn't offer a kitteh-sized MAGA collar (I know; I checked). Given the large number of OrangeCatsGood out there, they should have the opportunity to show their support of DJT.

Posted by: Basement Cat at January 18, 2020 03:44 PM (pPNCa)

42 They are really loose.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at January 18, 2020 03:44 PM (y8Smb)

43 " please don't watch her. Give her her privacy and dignity."
Posted by: Ladyl

I've always thought dogs could write a pretty good sex manual from, uh, watching.

Posted by: corn and beans at January 18, 2020 03:44 PM (tkNkP)

44 40 For the first time in the two years since my wife died I'm going to be having a house guest in a week.
What do you do to get the dog smell out?
Posted by: N.L. Urker Philips Screwdriver of the Gods at January 18, 2020 03:44 PM


Scented candles and a cleaning crew.

Posted by: Ladyl at January 18, 2020 03:44 PM (TdMsT)

45 For the first time in the two years since my wife died I'm going to be having a house guest in a week.
What do you do to get the dog smell out?
Posted by: N.L. Urker
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Get a cat...

Posted by: lin-duh at January 18, 2020 03:45 PM (UUBmN)

46 I've always thought dogs could write a pretty good sex manual from, uh, watching

Please don't give tomcats any ideas.

Posted by: Basement Cat at January 18, 2020 03:46 PM (pPNCa)

47 Ozone/ozium is good temporarily.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at January 18, 2020 03:47 PM (y8Smb)

48 Great pics. Love all the critters. Also love Weasel Dog's MAGA collar. Hope the injured foster kitty finds a great home.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at January 18, 2020 03:49 PM (k4dH2)

49 What do you do to get the dog smell out?
Posted by: N.L. Urker Philips Screwdriver

Vanilla scented candies, fabreez but most of all just don't stress about it. We are who we are.

Posted by: Sock Monkey..Ellie Mae has Ginger and Maryann beat hands down at January 18, 2020 03:49 PM (lgGyl)

50 For the first time in the two years since my wife died I'm going to be having a house guest in a week.
What do you do to get the dog smell out?

Posted by: N.L. Urker Philips Screwdriver of the Gods at January 18, 2020 03:44 PM (Uu+Jp)


If the guest doesn't like dogs, that is a non-trivial "clue"!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at January 18, 2020 03:50 PM (BiNEL)

51 I need to hug that black lab puppeh.

Posted by: Muad'dib at January 18, 2020 03:51 PM (MHHCZ)

52 Anyhoo I hugged and told her I understood. It's cold and it hurts her paws, so I understood.

Posted by: N.L. Urker Philips Screwdriver of the Gods at January 18, 2020 03:39 PM (Uu+Jp


NL,I cannot believe that you don't have custom fitted boots for Paisley!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at January 18, 2020 03:52 PM (BiNEL)

53 linduh, evans or Carter?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at January 18, 2020 03:52 PM (y8Smb)

54 Hello Pets!
Hello Pet Morons!
Love all the pics, as usual.
Weasel Dog! Nice collar.
A friend of mine has a mini chihuahua like the one in the video. Same behavior. Nice, cute looking, you go to pet it, and maybe pull back a stump where a hand used to be.

Posted by: navybrat, mostly lurking at January 18, 2020 03:52 PM (w7KSn)

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NL,I cannot believe that you don't have custom fitted boots for Paisley!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at January 18, 2020 03:52 PM (BiNEL)


I've seen the videos of dogs with those booties on. It looks humiliating.

Posted by: N.L. Urker Philips Screwdriver of the Gods at January 18, 2020 03:52 PM (Uu+Jp)

56 Excellent pets! Heidi and I just got home from a trip. i think the kitties missed us, but Fluff is making it known she was not happy about the gap in being spoiled to death. I have a lot of making up to do. Patch is a little more understanding..

Posted by: Xannibal Bob at January 18, 2020 03:53 PM (hmgiv)

57 50 For the first time in the two years since my wife died I'm going to be having a house guest in a week.
What do you do to get the dog smell out?

Posted by: N.L. Urker Philips Screwdriver of the Gods at January 18, 2020 03:44 PM (Uu+Jp)

If the guest doesn't like dogs, that is a non-trivial "clue"!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at January 18, 2020 03:50 PM (BiNEL)


Dog lives at the house, guest doesn't.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 18, 2020 03:54 PM (aA3+G)

58 What do you do to get the dog smell out?

Posted by: N.L. Urker Philips Screwdriver of the Gods at January 18, 2020 03:44 PM (Uu+Jp)

Ozone generator. Amazing results. Works well in a smelly car too. Just make sure no pets around when you run it in an enclosed space.

Posted by: one of the quiet ones at January 18, 2020 03:54 PM (2GPSc)

59 I've seen the videos of dogs with those booties on. It looks humiliating.

Posted by: N.L. Urker Philips Screwdriver of the Gods at January 18, 2020 03:52 PM (Uu+Jp)


Actually, I agree. My first task after a snow is shoveling a path to the back yard for Conor. It gets old!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at January 18, 2020 03:55 PM (BiNEL)

60 Happy Pet Thread Day!

Posted by: Ben Had at January 18, 2020 03:56 PM (TIDT7)

61 So pan of brownies with just one paw print. Cut that one out and enjoy the rest. Toby has a fondness for german chocolate brownies, they cannot be left on the table as he can get the store's plastic container open. I think he mainly likes the frosting. He also managed to snag a box of chinese leftovers that I was going to take to work and had set on the counter so I wouldn't forget to grab it one time. Dogs - teaching us to put things away and keep things stowed away for centuries.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at January 18, 2020 03:56 PM (n4y+3)

62 Dog lives at the house, guest doesn't.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 18, 2020 03:54 PM (aA3+G)


This guy gets it!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at January 18, 2020 03:57 PM (BiNEL)

63 All the sled dogs wear booties. Tell Paisley she would be in good company.

Posted by: Ben Had at January 18, 2020 03:58 PM (TIDT7)

64 59 I've seen the videos of dogs with those booties on. It looks humiliating.

Posted by: N.L. Urker Philips Screwdriver of the Gods at January 18, 2020 03:52 PM (Uu+Jp)

Actually, I agree. My first task after a snow is shoveling a path to the back yard for Conor. It gets old!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at January 18, 2020 03:55 PM (BiNEL)


You and Connor are always invited here, but you may not want to visit at the moment or for the next 3 months. Plenty of snow out there.

We are almost to the point of snowblowing paths for them in the back yard.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 18, 2020 03:59 PM (aA3+G)

65 Proud to be a Moron because we have reallygood pets.

Anyway, Old Dog and New Old Dog are doing well and deserve combat treats for their patience and love with the 2yo Visigoth. Old Cat has decided that daily at noon he wants to be out of his den and a part of the pack. Heaven save us all.

2yo Visigoth was demonstrating her helpfulness by attempting to haul the larger dog food bags before they were put away. That baby is a freak of nature because she pulled that bag up on her shoulder and almost made it.

Posted by: mustbequantum at January 18, 2020 04:00 PM (MIKMs)

66 63 All the sled dogs wear booties. Tell Paisley she would be in good company.

Posted by: Ben Had at January 18, 2020 03:58 PM (TIDT7)

I think there was a hilarious video posted here of some big dogs wearing what looked like tennis shoes. I laughed and laughed but I must admit I felt a bit sorry for the dogs!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at January 18, 2020 04:00 PM (BiNEL)

67 Basement Cat, I thought about your kitties as I was planting a tray of wheat grass for mine.

Posted by: Ben Had at January 18, 2020 04:00 PM (TIDT7)

68 NL, have you tried this

Musher's Secret, Pet Paw Protection Wax at Amazon?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at January 18, 2020 04:02 PM (BiNEL)

69 Great pet pics, as usual.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at January 18, 2020 04:02 PM (WEBkv)

70 67 Thank you, Ben Had. My cats love their fresh wheat grass.

Meanwhile, when do we get to see some photos of your horses?

Posted by: Basement Cat at January 18, 2020 04:03 PM (pPNCa)

71 I just walked in from pooper scooping poop frozen into the snow in the back yard.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 18, 2020 04:03 PM (+y/Ru)

72 Cat finds warm bed in the snow (picture):

https://tinyurl.com/sfncvlc

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 18, 2020 04:03 PM (WI7YS)

73 What is difference between visigoths and Ostrogoths? location?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at January 18, 2020 04:03 PM (y8Smb)

74 Ran into a pet in the park a coupla weeks ago. Bulldog, 97 pounds, named Gizmo. Awesome animal.

Posted by: Xannibal Bob at January 18, 2020 04:04 PM (hmgiv)

75 Due to the overwhelming demand initiated from my appearance here, effective immediately, I will be limiting my public appearances to one a day, scheduled in advance with my agent. No exceptions.

Also, my daily snacks are to be increased by 25%, also effective immediately.

Posted by: Weasel Dog at January 18, 2020 04:05 PM (DMUuz)

76 One of my Goldens walked on and then sat on a dish of lemon bars I was taking to a party. Nobody wants a lemon bar topped with dog butt.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 18, 2020 03:37 PM (ZLI7S)

Ugh....that must have made a nice mess in the house.

Although, the house would smell nice.

Hey, N.L. Urker Philips Screwdriver of the Gods....make some lemon bars!

Posted by: Tami at January 18, 2020 04:05 PM (cF8AT)

77 Inquiring minds want to know the back story of Xannibal Bob. Did you eat someone on Xantec?

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at January 18, 2020 04:06 PM (n4y+3)

78 Basement Cat, I will look for some action ones. I did put them all on dvd's so it's easier now.

Posted by: Ben Had at January 18, 2020 04:06 PM (TIDT7)

79 Nobody wants lemon bars, period.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at January 18, 2020 04:07 PM (y8Smb)

80 We are almost to the point of snowblowing paths for them in the back yard.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 18, 2020 03:59 PM (aA3+G)


My back door opens onto a walk not an open area, so I have to first dig a path from the house to the back yard then dig a loop path with side trails. Not snowblower territory, but that would be a great help!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at January 18, 2020 04:07 PM (BiNEL)

81 Where's his entourage?

Posted by: JC. Idaho bot. at January 18, 2020 04:08 PM (377Zs)

82 MH, where is it snowing already?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at January 18, 2020 04:08 PM (y8Smb)

83 Inquiring minds want to know the back story of Xannibal Bob.

Xe just wanted to inform the Horde that xis pronouns are xe, xim, xis, and ximself.

Posted by: Basement Cat at January 18, 2020 04:08 PM (pPNCa)

84 Inquiring minds want to know the back story of Xannibal Bob. Did you eat someone on Xantec?

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at January 18, 2020 04:06 PM (n4y+3)


Probably seasoned with Xylitol?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at January 18, 2020 04:08 PM (BiNEL)

85 79 Nobody wants lemon bars, period.
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at January 18, 2020 04:07 PM (y8Smb)

Different strokes for different folks, I love them. And my waistline will attest to that.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 18, 2020 04:08 PM (aA3+G)

86 I do like Lemonheads

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at January 18, 2020 04:09 PM (y8Smb)

87 NL -- Ancient Dog and Cat Secret --

Two days before your guest arrives, use the corner tool on your vacuum around the house at floorboards to get rid of odd accumulations. The carpets can wait until right before.

If you really feel you have to do the 'smell' thing, Febreeze or any other spray start at the ceilings of upper floors and work your way down, closing closet doors and bedroom doors as you go along. Skunk protocol.

Posted by: mustbequantum at January 18, 2020 04:09 PM (MIKMs)

88 77 Inquiring minds want to know the back story of Xannibal Bob. Did you eat someone on Xantec?

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at January 18, 2020 04:06 PM (n4y+3)


That would be a nice nighttime snack, but I'm experimenting with pronouns. A la the court post regarding them a coupla days ago. I'm not identifying differently...yet.

Posted by: Xannibal Bob at January 18, 2020 04:10 PM (hmgiv)

89 Posted by: Weasel Dog at January 18, 2020 04:05 PM (DMUuz)

Conor wants to know if he can attend Weasel Dog's seminar on negotiating terms and conditions!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at January 18, 2020 04:10 PM (BiNEL)

90 MH, where is it snowing already?

Don't know about MH, but it's snowing in New England and New York.

Posted by: Basement Cat at January 18, 2020 04:12 PM (pPNCa)

91 Hey Weasel Dog. I would think you need your bed turned down each night with a treat on the pillow. Star caliber man.

Posted by: Xannibal Bob at January 18, 2020 04:12 PM (hmgiv)

92 I even like Evan Dando. He did a killer $1000 wedding for that Gram tribute lp

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at January 18, 2020 04:12 PM (y8Smb)

93 My theory is that, not only do people who care for needy animals get a special place in heaven, as suggested above, but the animals themselves reincarnate as better "beings" of some kind in another life. Not sure how that squares with my Christian beliefs, heh, but I let God worry about that.

Also, I eat meat, which also screws up said theory. Sigh.

Posted by: skywch at January 18, 2020 04:12 PM (IWvy/)

94 Who put the goddamn brownies on the fucking floor???

Posted by: Le Stain du Poop at January 18, 2020 04:15 PM (JFkWq)

95 All the wonderful doggehs and kittehs, my heart is recharged.

Gluing a dog's eyes shut? Someone needs an ass whupping. Get 'im! Get 'im!

Posted by: exdem13 at January 18, 2020 04:15 PM (W+kMI)

96 Maurice did not make it. I wish my vet, who is a good guy, had kept him overnight. At least he could have gone down easier.

Down to two cats and can't really get another until we finish the move that never happens. At least I have the springers.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at January 18, 2020 04:16 PM (Lqy/e)

97 Posted by: mustbequantum at January 18, 2020 04:09 PM (MIKMs)

Not sure of this site*, but some standard cleaners are not dog friendly and I would bet some deodorizers are not as well. I'd try to get a pet store approved deodorizer myself!

*shorturl.at/jBH57

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at January 18, 2020 04:16 PM (BiNEL)

98 Love all the sweet and adorable pet Morons.

Posted by: redridinghood at January 18, 2020 04:16 PM (wiXsO)

99 Loved that house video of the badass cat facing down the coydogs. "BACK OFF!! BACK THE **** OFF!! I'M GONNA CUT YA!!"

Posted by: exdem13 at January 18, 2020 04:17 PM (W+kMI)

100 Godspeed, Pluto.

And anonymous owner, thank you for sharing.

Posted by: 2009Refugee at January 18, 2020 04:17 PM (8AONa)

101 Hey Weasel Dog. I would think you need your bed turned down each night with a treat on the pillow. Star caliber man.
Posted by: Xannibal Bob at January 18, 2020 04:12 PM


A capital idea!

Come to think of it, belly rubs have been trending downward. This must be reversed, and then increased, stat!

Posted by: Weasel Dog at January 18, 2020 04:17 PM (DMUuz)

102 I'm so sorry Notsothoreau.

Losing a pet...one of the worse things in life.

Posted by: Tami at January 18, 2020 04:17 PM (cF8AT)

103 Why were the dogs eyes glued shut?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at January 18, 2020 04:18 PM (y8Smb)

104 Gluing a dog's eyes shut? Someone needs an ass whupping. Get 'im! Get 'im!

Posted by: exdem13 at January 18, 2020 04:15 PM (W+kMI)

Types...

Deletes...

But I know where you can get super glue by the gallon!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at January 18, 2020 04:18 PM (BiNEL)

105 Who put the goddamn brownies on the fucking floor???


I don't know about brownies but the stoners leave lemon bars on the floor all the time.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 18, 2020 04:18 PM (gd9RK)

106 The Weasel dog MAGA collar is cool... hope they don't call him a RACIST!

Posted by: redridinghood at January 18, 2020 04:18 PM (wiXsO)

107 Why were the dogs eyes glued shut?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at January 18, 2020 04:18 PM (y8Smb)


Not all humans deserve to live!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at January 18, 2020 04:19 PM (BiNEL)

108 What is difference between visigoths and Ostrogoths? location?
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This is brought to you by the letter 'V'. I was trying to find some quick description of the destructive force of this outrageously charming child whose name starts with V.

She is literally terrifying. The Old Dogs and Cat do their best, but goodness gracious criminetly, that kid is exhausting for all of us elders.

Posted by: mustbequantum at January 18, 2020 04:19 PM (MIKMs)

109 73 What is difference between visigoths and Ostrogoths? location?
Yes, the terms Visigoths and Ostrogoths were applied by the Romans to two separate branches of the people who moved into the Empire at different times and circumstances. The Visigoths eventually settled in Central France, got evicted by the Franks, and then settled in Spain. The Ostrogoths spent some time in the Balkans after separating from the Huns, but took over Italy and ruled it until evicted in the time of Justinian the Great.

Posted by: exdem13 at January 18, 2020 04:22 PM (W+kMI)

110 A capital idea!

Come to think of it, belly rubs have been trending downward. This must be reversed, and then increased, stat!

Posted by: Weasel Dog at January 18, 2020 04:17 PM (DMUuz)

Lol. When you're traveling don't forget the "weird ask" stars insist on. Maybe a hotel room with a bed full of MAGA collars in a dozen different colors. (NO PINK!) wear them once and give them out to fans.

Posted by: Xannibal Bob at January 18, 2020 04:23 PM (hmgiv)

111 Must force myself up out of the comfy chair to move some pet food. Horse food from car to barn and have to get the chewy delivery up from the driveway gate. Very sweet pet tales today. Kudos to the rescues. ((Hugs)) Notsothorou and Pluto's owner.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at January 18, 2020 04:23 PM (n4y+3)

112 94 Who put the goddamn brownies on the fucking floor???
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Any dog big enough to reach the top of the kitchen counter has to be taught early and often that it's forbidden ground.

Posted by: exdem13 at January 18, 2020 04:24 PM (W+kMI)

113 112 94 Who put the goddamn brownies on the fucking floor???
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Any dog big enough to reach the top of the kitchen counter has to be taught early and often that it's forbidden ground.
Posted by: exdem13 at January 18, 2020 04:24 PM (W+kMI)


No shit. I've had my share of counter surfers over the years.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 18, 2020 04:27 PM (aA3+G)

114 This is brought to you by the letter 'V'. I was trying to find some quick description of the destructive force of this outrageously charming child whose name starts with V.

You could have referenced the Vandals, Varangians, or Vikings.

Posted by: Basement Cat at January 18, 2020 04:27 PM (pPNCa)

115 >>Ugh....that must have made a nice mess in the house.

It was actually in my car. I had them resting on the front passenger seat with knucklehead in back. Stopped to run in a store for a minute and he pounced.

It was my fault.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 18, 2020 04:27 PM (ZLI7S)

116 106 The Weasel dog MAGA collar is cool... hope they don't call him a RACIST!
Posted by: redridinghood at January 18, 2020 04:18 PM (wiXsO)


The doggeh looks hispanic. So the collar can't be racist

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 18, 2020 04:28 PM (aA3+G)

117 Posted by: Notsothoreau at January 18, 2020 04:16 PM (Lqy/e)

Sorry about Maurice; It is just so devastating to lose beloved furry family member.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 18, 2020 04:30 PM (WI7YS)

118 Best way to protect against corgi attack.

https://tinyurl.com/qtqdqmx

Posted by: JackStraw at January 18, 2020 04:32 PM (ZLI7S)

119 Sorry about Maurice; It is just so devastating to lose beloved furry family member.

Sympathy and condolences from this cat servant too.

Posted by: Basement Cat at January 18, 2020 04:32 PM (pPNCa)

120 You could have referenced the Vandals, Varangians, or Vikings.


The question was about destructive force. Vaginas.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 18, 2020 04:35 PM (gd9RK)

121 Must force myself up out of the comfy chair to move some pet food.
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I am going to hire out the Visigoth/Viking girl in another year for that task.

I think the 3-syllable works better, but I'll ask my kids how she should be 'titled'.

Posted by: mustbequantum at January 18, 2020 04:38 PM (MIKMs)

122 I think the 3-syllable works better, but I'll ask my kids how she should be 'titled'.

Valkyrie? It's three syllables and sounds heroic as well as warlike.

Posted by: Basement Cat at January 18, 2020 04:41 PM (pPNCa)

123 I'd like to congratulate the Horde for its observation of the rule of law by observing the No Politics Rule on today's Pet Thread.

My blood pressure thanks you!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at January 18, 2020 04:43 PM (BiNEL)

124 Before I forget, please keep Broseidon in your thoughts and prayers as he mentioned he was losing his cat.

I appreciate people talking about their friends and how it helps all of us going through the loss.

Posted by: mustbequantum at January 18, 2020 04:44 PM (MIKMs)

125 You wouldn't believe how spoiled WD is. Then again, you just might!

Posted by: Weasel at January 18, 2020 04:44 PM (MVjcR)

126 Winwood touring with Steely Dan this summer is pretty great.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at January 18, 2020 04:44 PM (LHg3i)

127 I'd like to congratulate the Horde for its observation of the rule of law by observing the No Politics Rule on today's Pet Thread.

My blood pressure thanks you!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at January 18, 2020 04:43 PM


May I ask you to drop by tomorrow morning, and do the same for me regarding pants?

You think that painting this week in the Art Thread was horrific? You have no idea what I see *every* week.

Posted by: The Book Thread at January 18, 2020 04:45 PM (DMUuz)

128
If the foster care cat with the odd haircut were orange, it'd be a dead ringer for Bill the Cat from the Bloom County comics.

Posted by: Gooshy at January 18, 2020 04:46 PM (NZWjd)

129 Before I forget, please keep Broseidon in your thoughts and prayers as he mentioned he was losing his cat.

Prayers from me and my kittehs. I've lost four cats down the years and I still miss them.

Posted by: Basement Cat at January 18, 2020 04:46 PM (pPNCa)

130 Love the stories and lovely pet faces shining at me!

Big love to the rescuers and such sympathy for those who had to say goodbye, so painful we all know.

Posted by: PonyTail at January 18, 2020 04:47 PM (tzZq2)

131 Weasel dog reminds me of my Moose. That face!! I know that look.

Posted by: Jewells45 at January 18, 2020 04:48 PM (dUJdY)

132 I appreciate people talking about their friends and how it helps all of us going through the loss.

Posted by: mustbequantum at January 18, 2020 04:44 PM (MIKMs)


This is one place you can discuss that and know that the blog participants understand full well what you are going through.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at January 18, 2020 04:48 PM (BiNEL)

133 Valkyrie? It's three syllables and sounds heroic as well as warlike.
=====

But she isn't warlike -- she is chaos. In another two years, Valkyrie might work (yes, I can see the warmaiden warming up in the wings), but for now, she knows naught; she exists.

Posted by: mustbequantum at January 18, 2020 04:50 PM (MIKMs)

134 notsothoreau, Condolences.

Posted by: Ben Had at January 18, 2020 04:50 PM (TIDT7)

135 You think that painting this week in the Art Thread was horrific? You have no idea what I see *every* week.

Posted by: The Book Thread at January 18, 2020 04:45 PM (DMUuz)


Have you tried using "eclipse glasses" to view the Book Thread?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at January 18, 2020 04:50 PM (BiNEL)

136 Beautiful animals, all of them.

When it comes to dangerful things that dogs protect us from, let us not forget the most dangerful beast of all - squirrels. Dogs all know that squirrels are mortal terrors and must be driven from the yard or sent up the tree with much barking and growling or else they will destroy the planet.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V. at January 18, 2020 04:51 PM (d6Ksn)

137 I'd like to congratulate the Horde for its observation of the rule of law by observing the No Politics Rule on today's Pet Thread.


CBD can punish us with...um...challenging art. MisHum can't put up a pet that someone wouldn't love, so it's extra special restraint on the part of teh Horde.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 18, 2020 04:51 PM (gd9RK)

138 May I ask you to drop by tomorrow morning, and do the same for me regarding pants?

You think that painting this week in the Art Thread was horrific? You have no idea what I see *every* week.
Posted by: The Book Thread at January 18, 2020 04:45 PM (DMUuz)


A little consolation for TBT: A collection of [pleasant] images illustrating the joys of reading books. It's in honor of the birthday of Peter Roget, the author of Roget's Thesaurus.

https://tinyurl.com/ssdaxwv

Posted by: Basement Cat at January 18, 2020 04:53 PM (pPNCa)

139 Dogs all know that squirrels are mortal terrors and must be driven from the yard or sent up the tree with much barking and growling or else they will destroy the planet.
Posted by: Donna&&&&V. at January 18, 2020 04:51 PM (d6Ksn)
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MAILMAN COMING TO KILL US ALL!! AND WHY ARE THE GARBAGEMEN STEALING OUR GARBAGE?? IT'S OURS!! OUR GARBAGE!!

Posted by: Excitable Dog at January 18, 2020 04:54 PM (jW9oF)

140 When it comes to dangerful things that dogs protect us from, let us not forget the most dangerful beast of all - squirrels. Dogs all know that squirrels are mortal terrors and must be driven from the yard or sent up the tree with much barking and growling or else they will destroy the planet.
Posted by: Donna&&&&V. at January 18, 2020 04:51 PM (d6Ksn)

Don't forget those people stealing our garbage every week.

Posted by: Northernlurker at January 18, 2020 04:55 PM (qrkwm)

141 Paw prints are not fingerprints. They are not unique. The family dog was set up.

#Freethepup!

Posted by: MHK at January 18, 2020 04:56 PM (iQIUe)

142
When it comes to dangerful things that dogs protect us from, let us not forget the most dangerful beast of all - squirrels.

And possums. Never forget possums. The Lithuanians of the quadruped world.

Posted by: Hadrian's Borzoi at January 18, 2020 04:57 PM (7rVsF)

143 Lithuanians are the only North American marsupial.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 18, 2020 04:58 PM (gd9RK)

144 93
My theory is that, not only do people who care for needy animals get a
special place in heaven, as suggested above, but the animals themselves
reincarnate as better "beings" of some kind in another life. Not sure
how that squares with my Christian beliefs, heh, but I let God worry
about that.



Also, I eat meat, which also screws up said theory. Sigh.

Posted by: skywch at January 18, 2020 04:12 PM (IWvy/)

_______


Had a hippie teacher in Jr. High during the early 70's (built and lived in a geodesic dome with her husband). She actually was a fantastic teacher, and it didn't hurt that she was pretty and most of us boys had a crush on her.

Anyway, one day she scolded a fellow student in class for swatting a fly, saying "That could be one of your reincarnated ancestors!" She was serious, and many of us chuckled.

But in hindsight, that moment had a profound effect on me. I developed a reverence for most all life and have always tried to capture and put pests back outside the home rather than kill them (exceptions in cases of something like an ant invasion, mosquitoes, etc.).

Posted by: ShainS, Club Gulag > Club Gitmo at January 18, 2020 04:58 PM (WqPYg)

145

Winwood and Steely Dan would make good pet names.

Posted by: Soothsayer, with Arms Akimbo at January 18, 2020 05:00 PM (uft3v)

146 Jagar has found the old bone pile and has been dragging up some humerous bones.

They are selling them on the internet for almost 50 bucks apiece.

Good doggie.

Posted by: Ben Had at January 18, 2020 05:00 PM (TIDT7)

147 MAILMAN COMING TO KILL US ALL!!

Dogs need attack cats to protect them against mailmen, as in this video:

https://tinyurl.com/un9dqw9

Posted by: Basement Cat at January 18, 2020 05:01 PM (pPNCa)

148 141 Paw prints are not fingerprints. They are not unique. The family dog was set up.

#Freethepup!
Posted by: MHK at January 18, 2020 04:56 PM (iQIUe)

He's clearly guilty, and should be put outside!

Posted by: Cat, hiding a fake paw at January 18, 2020 05:01 PM (NgKpN)

149
Maurice did not make it.

Aww. Sorry. He looked like a nice kitty.

Posted by: Soothsayer, with Arms Akimbo at January 18, 2020 05:02 PM (uft3v)

150 Thank you Mis Hum and everyone who shared their photos. What a great bunch or moranimals this week!. I don't often get to comment in real time, but this thread is always read.

So nice to now have a picture of Weasel Dog in my head.

Posted by: cfo mom at January 18, 2020 05:02 PM (RfzVr)

151 No "guest" who can't abide dogs is a guest worth having.

Posted by: Brother Cavil
So, Boogaloo it is, I guess at January 18, 2020 05:07 PM (CUU+W)

152 This is Tab who wandered into our yard one day very hungry and mistrustful. I slowly made friends and he joined the family for a bit over 6 years before passing on. Lots of fun but his speciality was getting ear scratching.

Posted by: Jim Lewis at January 18, 2020 05:08 PM (12Psz)

153 Thank you for a great thread today! Love love love the Pet thread.

Tina, thanks for the info on the Highlander. My 16 year old van was the dog car, and it gave up the ghost a few weeks ago. We are saving to get a new dog car, and hubby mentioned a highlander as a possible choice. It looks like your babies are comfy in the back, so that just might work!

Posted by: Moki at January 18, 2020 05:10 PM (mFoNl)

154 During Christmas break when son was home from college, he asked what was for dinner. He went to the fridge and pulled out a rack of pork ribs. And placed them on the counter. By the time I got to the counter about 15 minutes later, there was no sign the ribs ever existed. Packaging and all. Life with Duke, a Husky/GSD mix now 18 months old.

Posted by: SacredCow at January 18, 2020 05:10 PM (D4VQX)

155 One of my dogs hates all diesel trucks, UPS, FedEx, USPS.

She in UPS' system as 'bad dog'. Never bit anyone but she'll bark her head off at their truck.

Posted by: Tami at January 18, 2020 05:12 PM (cF8AT)

156 Why doesn't Weasel Dog post moar?

Posted by: man with 4 day erections at January 18, 2020 05:12 PM (B2Hcq)

157 We had a cook out and had lots of left overs or so I thought. The wolfhounds didn't even have to stretch to clean out all the left over chicken and hamburgers.

Posted by: Ben Had at January 18, 2020 05:14 PM (TIDT7)

158 exceptions in cases of something like an ant invasion, mosquitoes, etc
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From what I recall, classical authors had no experience of mosquitoes. I think they had legends about ants - Myrmidons. But my memory has gone with the years, so I hope some more 'with it' Morons can school me.

Posted by: mustbequantum at January 18, 2020 05:17 PM (MIKMs)

159 By the time I got to the counter about 15 minutes later, there was no sign the ribs ever existed. Packaging and all.

I'm lucky that cats can't eat food packaging, and mine aren't counter surfers either. But what they can do is to sit on the floor near the food giving a silent accusatory stare that always reminds me to set aside some of the meat or fish for them once it's cooked.

Posted by: Basement Cat at January 18, 2020 05:19 PM (pPNCa)

160 Thanks for the pet thread.

Don that dog has personality.

Weasel dog always looks surprised.

Carlos the dog rescuer is a mensch. I both hate and like people in the same time. Ill stop there as the next few lines I typed I was pushing the limits for a family blog.

Posted by: Aetius451AD personal phone at January 18, 2020 05:21 PM (oXJmp)

161 Chess hottie thread nude.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 18, 2020 05:21 PM (gd9RK)

162 79 Nobody wants lemon bars, period.
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at January 18, 2020 04:07 PM (y8Smb)

Yes, they do. Shut your mouth.

Also, I can relate to the not-good-enough-for-rescue family. We were not considered because we haven't had pets in some years, and didn't have a fence (now we do, because we bought dogs). Never mind that one of us was retired and lonely all day, and we have the resources to keep a dog healthy. F**kin' rescue nazis.

Posted by: April at January 18, 2020 05:21 PM (OX9vb)

163 Chess hottie thread nude.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 18, 2020 05:21 PM (gd9RK)

You're gonna make me look aren't you!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at January 18, 2020 05:31 PM (BiNEL)

164 Short ranty-type thingie here --

Why is a fenced yard a necessity? Are you going to leave some animal outside to be a pain for the whole neighborhood? Gah. Makes me crazy because I won't fence my yard and the animals are on the long hand-held run when outside. Big dogs really can't be unsupervised; just like kids. A fenced yard is just an invitation for carelessness -- whether children or other animals.

Sorry about the rant.

Posted by: mustbequantum at January 18, 2020 05:35 PM (MIKMs)

165 Posted by: mustbequantum at January 18, 2020 05:35 PM (MIKMs)

No problem, that is also my rant. Grrr.

Posted by: April at January 18, 2020 05:41 PM (OX9vb)

166 ---
Any dog big enough to reach the top of the kitchen counter has to be taught early and often that it's forbidden ground.
Posted by: exdem13

First year we were married we ended up with 3 dogs when no 3 showed up on our porch. Black lab/ great dane. My new bride decided she was going to try cooking a turkey. Pulled it out of the oven and went out to sit on the deck and watch the sun set. After a few minutes my wife asked if I left the dog inside. She went inside in the next thing I heard was Ralph!! That was the dog's name not mine. I came inside, and the dog was in the kitchen with a half eaten turkey in front of him. His head was on the floor and he had one paw over his head like he was really ashamed of himself. I have a picture of it somewhere unless my daughter stole it if I find it I'll post it here

Posted by: Sock Monkey..Ellie Mae has Ginger and Maryann beat hands down at January 18, 2020 05:48 PM (lgGyl)

167 Had to laugh at the paw-print in the brownies!!! Grand-daughter's birthday was last weekend and, as has become the norm, I was asked to make my carrot cake with cream cheese frosting. All our kids' families own cats, but the one at this household has developed an intense fondness for the frosting. This necessitates someone guarding the cake from sneaky cat's tongue and paws for an hour or so until after we sing the H.B. song, the candles are removed, and the cake container lid can go back on to provide protection. It was cute at first but, soon, I might just start showing up for parties carrying a carrot cake with one hand and an animal crate with the other!

Posted by: Kathy at January 18, 2020 05:53 PM (q7uEm)

168 We lost our 14 year old cat Rosey early Monday morning. She loved playing fetch and sniffing around the yard in the early years; lately she enjoyed sunning on the window sill and sleeping on hubby's stomach. F*ck cancer; she held on for as long as she could. Sunday night we snuggled with her in bed and she was gone within a few hours. Her last act of love was saving us from the painful decision.

Posted by: Aud at January 18, 2020 06:33 PM (uBywd)

169 Sorry to hear about Rosey and Pluto.

Re: dog boots, there is a hunting video on YouTube called "how to boot a dog," which is about making protective boots from scratch (versus sand burrs). Also instruction on taking boots on and off bird dogs.

Posted by: Suburbanbanshee at January 18, 2020 07:01 PM (sF8WE)

170 The made from scratch boots are made from motorcycle innertubes, cut open. They recommend open-toed boots, because it is more comfortable for the dog. They also cut out a scallop space for the dewclaw and pad on the back of the foot. I think dogs would like that. Not big enough for a large or giant dog, though.

Posted by: Suburbanbanshee at January 18, 2020 07:09 PM (sF8WE)

171 Long time lurker.

Sad to report the passing today of Pouncer, #BestCatEver.

3/2004 - January 18, 2020

Sleep tight, little guy. I didn't deserve you.

Posted by: Pete Jensen at January 18, 2020 09:55 PM (rv/S4)

172 171
Truly sorry for your loss. The really good ones are so very hard to lose!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at January 18, 2020 10:41 PM (BiNEL)

173 125 You wouldn't believe how spoiled WD is. Then again, you just might!
Posted by: Weasel at January 18, 2020 04:44 PM (MVjcR)

Not spoiled enough!

Posted by: m at January 19, 2020 01:10 AM (vSb78)

174 Aetius451AD,
Yes he does. Working from home, I am with him 24/7 and we understand each other on a level my wife does not share nor understand.

Posted by: Don at January 19, 2020 06:48 PM (QPMQ7)

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