Ace of Spades Pet Thread

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(H/T Legally Sufficient)


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Good afternoon and welcome to the almost world famous Ace of Spades Pet Thread. Take off those shoes, kick back, relax and enjoy the world of pets.

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A Little of This. A Little of That.


A cute little video sent in by Tami. Correlation does NOT mean Causality


More cute videos. Doggeh variety. H/T Hank Curmudgeon

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A pet board game.

"This is a game created by my pastor's brother. He's kind of a quirky, intelligent guy. I've played this game, and it's a lot of fun for cat lovers and haters alike. I thought the Ace of Spades crowd might like it.
Thanks for your consideration! - AKA California Girl (not Caligirl).


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Coping with guilt. H/T Mary

I can't be the only one
My daughter saw me beating myself up over Salem and sent me this.
It actually helps and I hoe it can help anyone else who lost a pal


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Meet The PetMorons


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Did I ever send you this? This is Emma. She's a little spitfire. Sweet and onry as heck.

She is Graylians big sister by about 5 minutes.

Sitting on my shoulder. She has learned how to climb up clothes without digging her claws into my skin.

That darn Cat! - Tim in Illinois

Amazing kitteh there Tim, be careful before she goes up onto the ceiling fan and causes mischief. Thanks.


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This is Draper (chocolate) and Dillon (black), littermates. I took them in about a year ago. Draper's a goofball and Dillon's the sweetest. They're my buddies. - Andy

Who wants to go for a R-I-D-E? So how much spelling do you do around those characters? Raising littermates can be tough. Tell us your ups and downs.


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RI Red sends - Max and Mia say:

"Now, that's one crazy Cat Lady!"


Max and Mia should stick to the catnip and leave the politics alone. Thanks for the submission.


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I want to say thank you for the times you have posted pictures of our bearded dragon, Newbie.
We picked him up at a local chain pet store almost 10 years old. He was dragging his right front arm, and they were going to discard him. We took him in anyway, and a few days later his right arm popped back into a socket. This Friday morning, he was awake but sleepy. When my son got home from college in the afternoon, he was unresponsive and his beard was jet black. My wife made the trip to the vet with him and his belly was full of a thick yellow fluid indicative of heart failure, kidney failure, and a possible tumor. We made the decision to put him down, rather than draw things out with painkillers. My wife held him one last time, and let him go. This is the first time since my son was in third grade (he’s 23 now) that we have not had a bearded dragon in the house, and it seems very strange. - Christopher.

Our condolences on your loss. What a shocking find. It doesn't matter how big or small an animal is when they pass there is a huge void. Newbie had beautiful colorings. Thanks for sharing.


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This is “Tuxedo”, who we call “Tuxter”, a pound rescue who is part chihuahua and part terrier. He’s about 10 now. Don’t leave a ribeye out to go get a drink. He will steal it. Other than that he’s a pretty good pup. He hates any phone notifications, and of course, thunder.

P.S. I’ve been reading ace.spades.mu since the beginning, but I’ve never commented. - Ken

Thank you for your long time support. Jump in and comment, we're not that bad. Rib eye steak? I think he's a normal dog. Thanks for sharing today.


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Here are my beloved morons. That’s Domino in the middle (3 YO spoiled toy poodle), Mindy in the back and Mocha upfront. Underneath these critters is my new WHITE comforter. I now have to run the lint brush twice a day because the cats shed so bad. However l, it’s a pleasure because I SO love these beauties. Thanks for giving us a great Sat Pet Thread each week. Sure love the stories. Debbie

How dare you abuse those poor animals? I mean really Debbie. You're lucky we don't know where you are at otherwise we would rescue those pets. We are glad you shared with us today. Thanks.


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Our German Shepherd Lena, wolfish in the snow. She's now seven, and a grand lady! - lizabth


What an awesome photo lizabth. Thanks for sharing. So with a dog called Lena are there any Olie jokes? J/K. Cool looking dog.


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Thank you to all of you who submitted pets and links this week. Us PetMoron masters appreciate that.

If you have something to share, please forward to petmorons at gmail dot com.

We just celebrated our 4th birthday, God willing and the creeks don't rise, we'll have a few more.

Have a great week!!

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at 03:00 PM




Comments

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1 Happy Caturday!

Posted by: Basement Cat at February 15, 2020 03:01 PM (pPNCa)

2
*trumpet fanfares*

The Pet Thread!

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 15, 2020 03:01 PM (7rVsF)

3 Boldly going where no Pet has gone before!

Posted by: Basement Cat at February 15, 2020 03:04 PM (pPNCa)

4 Very bold today

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 15, 2020 03:05 PM (aNVTj)

5 As a companion game there is always "Exploding Kittens" card game.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 15, 2020 03:06 PM (aNVTj)

6 4 Very bold today
Posted by: Anna Puma at February 15, 2020 03:05 PM (aNVTj)


I blame the puppy
She's been a wig out dog lately

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 15, 2020 03:07 PM (aA3+G)

7 Lena's photo would be perfect for the cover of Call of the Wild.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 15, 2020 03:08 PM (aNVTj)

8 while the amphibian is much appreciated, it's still no arthropod.

Posted by: The Guy Who Keeps Asking About Arthropods at February 15, 2020 03:08 PM (CVCGQ)

9 A note about the pet thread: in the months before Trump was nominated, there was a lot of negativity on the site. LOTS. I actually stopped posting except for this thread. So... this is the thing that kept me on AOS during that rough period.

Posted by: shibumi... Ohio redneck in training at February 15, 2020 03:09 PM (ZCiJZ)

10 Food thread! Mmm mmm mmm!

Posted by: Barack Hussein Obama at February 15, 2020 03:09 PM (NWiLs)

11 9 I hear you; the Pet Thread was the only thing that kept me here during that time too.

Posted by: Basement Cat at February 15, 2020 03:11 PM (pPNCa)

12 Arthropods?

In the latest episode of Oda Shinamon Nobunaga a stink bug that was the reincarnated soul of someone from the Warring States period suffocated on his own stink when the chipmunk put a bottle over him.

And we are introduced to a new reincarnated warlord, crazy old man who thinks he is totes Rock-n-Roll is now a chihuahua.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 15, 2020 03:12 PM (aNVTj)

13 Great shot of Lena.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 15, 2020 03:15 PM (ZLI7S)

14 It's time for the Pet Moron baseball fans to protest the limitations on pets at the Spring Training ballparks. Other than service dogs, dogs are allowed in only if the park in question has a special "Bark in the Park" promotion. No room for teh kittehs, apparently.

Anyway, for those interested, here's a guide to all the MLB Spring Training ballparks:

https://tinyurl.com/w2gj8t4

Posted by: Basement Cat at February 15, 2020 03:15 PM (pPNCa)

15 Lot's of hate in politics.

Lot's of love for our pets.

Posted by: Case at February 15, 2020 03:15 PM (fv9cQ)

16 Tuxter: What a handsome dog, and what a handsome photo! I'd say that snagging an abandoned ribeye is a talent!

Posted by: m at February 15, 2020 03:15 PM (ghFVE)

17 Posted by: shibumi... Ohio redneck in training at February 15, 2020 03:09 PM (ZCiJZ)

You can take the girl out of MI but you can't take the MI out of the girl.

Even the cats agree with me

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 15, 2020 03:18 PM (aA3+G)

18 Yay, Pet thread. Great group of moronimals.

Tuxedo looks like a hoot.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at February 15, 2020 03:19 PM (Dhht7)

19 I've watched the "Correlation does NOT mean Causality" video, um, more times than I will admit.

Posted by: m at February 15, 2020 03:20 PM (ghFVE)

20 3:30 approaches, the time when the automatic food dispensers provide mid-day yummies.

The kittehs are vigilant, ears alert for the sweet mechanical sounds of the miraculous food-delivery contraption.

In the meantime, they glare at the humans . . disdainful of our useless non-cat-feeding existence.

Posted by: NSA Bob at February 15, 2020 03:22 PM (8AONa)

21 Off Bob sock

Posted by: 2009Refugee at February 15, 2020 03:23 PM (8AONa)

22 Draper and Dillon crack me up. They look fun.

Awesome pic of the shepherd.

Posted by: jsg at February 15, 2020 03:23 PM (tdrVi)

23
Draper and Dillon look like they'd be happy to help with the driving.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 15, 2020 03:24 PM (7rVsF)

24 I like Tuxedo. BandW dogs are cool. I think if I had a dog I'd be happier

Posted by: DB- just DB at February 15, 2020 03:25 PM (iTXRQ)

25 A great bunch of pets, as usual.
The video of the cat wapping a televised motorcyclist is one of my faves.
Cats love to wap passing objects.
Tuxster is so cool.
kindest regards to all morons and their pets.

Posted by: navybrat, at large at February 15, 2020 03:25 PM (w7KSn)

26 Wonderful bunch of pets.

Posted by: Vendette at February 15, 2020 03:27 PM (wdsO9)

27 Apropos of kitteh-oriented board games, there's one for detectives in training called "Cat Crimes," by a company called ThinkFun. Kids 8 years or older can play, using "paw prints, toy placement, and other clues" to figure out where each of the six "furry fiends" was at the time of the crime.

https://tinyurl.com/r5lqwzd

Posted by: Basement Cat at February 15, 2020 03:27 PM (pPNCa)

28 Draper and Dillon look like they're tons of fun, and quite the handful.

Posted by: m at February 15, 2020 03:28 PM (ghFVE)

29 Good Saturday afternoon, horde!

Great pictures of all the dogs, and kittehs, and reptiles.

We took the bulldogs in to the vet this morning. They were so excited! But so bad once we got there! They do not sit still, and they want to get at the other dogs, and they want attention from the other people. And so competitive! We left embarrassed, having thought they were better trained than that.

Guess we need obedience training, and need to take them to the vet one at a time.

Posted by: April at February 15, 2020 03:28 PM (OX9vb)

30 I was going to get here promptly, but Conor demanded a walk.
Scary part was I got a text from DaughterH and dropped the leash to answer it. When I looked up, there was no Conor in sight, found out I can move faster than I thought. When I found him, he was less than 100' from where we started, but just not in the direction I had assumed for his probable "flight". Breathed a big sigh of relief and came in (but only after some more walking).

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at February 15, 2020 03:31 PM (BiNEL)

31 Poor Newbie. Sorry for your loss Christopher.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at February 15, 2020 03:31 PM (Dhht7)

32 Apropos of the cartoon at the top: the violist's Bach is worse than his bite.

Posted by: Basement Cat at February 15, 2020 03:32 PM (pPNCa)

33 Glad that Conor's safe!

Posted by: m at February 15, 2020 03:33 PM (ghFVE)

34 Our German Shepherd Lena, wolfish in the snow. She's now seven, and a grand lady! - lizabth

What a fantastic picture of Lena.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at February 15, 2020 03:33 PM (BiNEL)

35 30 I was going to get here promptly, but Conor demanded a walk.
Scary part was I got a text from DaughterH and dropped the leash to answer it. When I looked up, there was no Conor in sight, found out I can move faster than I thought. When I found him, he was less than 100' from where we started, but just not in the direction I had assumed for his probable "flight". Breathed a big sigh of relief and came in (but only after some more walking).
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at February 15, 2020 03:31 PM (BiNEL)


Must carry C-O-O-K-I-E-S and use the word when needed.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 15, 2020 03:33 PM (aA3+G)

36 Probably Conor deserves some extra treats.

Posted by: m at February 15, 2020 03:33 PM (ghFVE)

37

RE: Lena

Now THAT is a dog.

Shibooms, I'm glad you didn't totally leave us. One of the few left from my beginnings back in ought eight when I day walked only.
runningrn drops in occasionally and atc still here but besides that...

And in case you're lurking,,, Hi Nam Grunt!!

Posted by: teej at February 15, 2020 03:34 PM (mQENJ)

38 35 Must carry C-O-O-K-I-E-S and use the word when needed.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 15, 2020 03:33 PM (aA3+G)

36 Probably Conor deserves some extra treats.
Posted by: m at February 15, 2020 03:33 PM (ghFVE)

See????

Posted by: m at February 15, 2020 03:34 PM (ghFVE)

39 Guess we need obedience training, and need to take them to the vet one at a time.

Posted by: April at February 15, 2020 03:28 PM (OX9vb)

Mt Frenchie Conor and I worked for a while with an excellent local trainer, and he immediately knew not to mess with her. I was convinced she had special powers because he behaved so well for her.
But she said that although she loves French Bulldogs, she doesn't have one herself because they are so independent and really hard to train.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at February 15, 2020 03:37 PM (BiNEL)

40 Love the pet thread. All are beautiful, and Newbie looks like he was a great guy. Black pets on white comforter--I have dark cats and white couches, so I know whereof you speak, Debbie.

Posted by: skywch at February 15, 2020 03:37 PM (IWvy/)

41 Do the Dogs have to wear pants?

Posted by: saf at February 15, 2020 03:38 PM (5IHGB)

42 38 35 Must carry C-O-O-K-I-E-S and use the word when needed.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian
36 Probably Conor deserves some extra treats.
Posted by: m at
See????
Posted by: m


Oddly enough, Conor completely agrees with your advice!
I think I need to start carrying T-R-E-A-T-S when we walk, even when he is on a leash. It really freaked me out though to have him disappear like that!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at February 15, 2020 03:42 PM (BiNEL)

43 Tuxter is awesome, as are all the petmorons.

Posted by: Kazi at February 15, 2020 03:42 PM (0x00j)

44 Lena's a beauty and she knows it. Of all our German sheps over the decades she is the most affectionate.

Excellent huntress. She brings her master portions of rabbits she captures every so often. Once it was just a rabbit head with the ears missing...bleh.

She is also an excellent house sparrow killer. She flushes them out of shrubbery and grabs them with her teeth. Super quick for a 100 lb dog!




Posted by: lizabth at February 15, 2020 03:43 PM (L3Rsz)

45 Draper: It's 106 yards to the park, we've got a full bladder of pee, a half bag of treats, it's dark, and we ate our human's sunglasses.

Dillon: HIT IT!

Posted by: Brother Cavil Tim at February 15, 2020 03:46 PM (CUU+W)

46 That's a sad story re: the bearded dragon. SO hard to lose a pet.

Posted by: lizabth at February 15, 2020 03:50 PM (L3Rsz)

47 45 Draper: It's 106 yards to the park, we've got a full bladder of pee, a half bag of treats, it's dark, and we ate our human's sunglasses.

Dillon: HIT IT!

LOL, that's exactly how they look!

Posted by: April at February 15, 2020 03:52 PM (OX9vb)

48 At least one MLB "dog dad" has his pet painted on his cleats:

https://tinyurl.com/wj2gq5a

Cat/bunny/bird/fish Morons, please step up to the plate.

Posted by: Basement Cat at February 15, 2020 03:54 PM (pPNCa)

49 Thanks for the pet thread.

Great photo of Lena. I'd say relaxed or sleepy. Or deciding whether to eat the camera.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 15, 2020 03:56 PM (XyVor)

50 Nice pets everyone. Sorry to hear about Newbie.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at February 15, 2020 04:01 PM (Rz2Nc)

51 The "Coping With Guilt" article was very nice of someone to write up; very thoughtful.

Posted by: m at February 15, 2020 04:04 PM (ghFVE)

52 Good afternoon, Horde! I need to get off my butt and send it a pic of our Dolly (a Brittany) and Midnight (a tuxedo kitty) together. Brought Midinight home as a kitten (she was born at a rescue place) and Dolly's mothered her ever since.

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at February 15, 2020 04:04 PM (di1hb)

53 How long to bearded dragons usually live, anyway? Condolences on his passing.

Posted by: Brother Cavil Tim at February 15, 2020 04:05 PM (CUU+W)

54 Do the Dogs have to wear pants?
Posted by: saf at February 15, 2020 03:38 PM (5IHGB)
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I don't think the Pet Tread is pants-mandatory.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Co. Q, 365th Dog Faced Pony Soldier Bn. at February 15, 2020 04:05 PM (jW9oF)

55 @49 Waiting for mom to put down the camera and throw a snowball.

Posted by: lizabth at February 15, 2020 04:08 PM (L3Rsz)

56 Anyway, to repeat a story I thought I'd posted to this thread already... earlier today I went to put the kitten/cat in while some welding was about to happen and found her eating a dead pigeon. I think she killed it. For her sake, I hope she killed it and wasn't just snacking on a dead pigeon she found.
(I can see both things happening).
She never stops surprising me.

Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain at February 15, 2020 04:08 PM (dwojT)

57 The "Coping With Guilt" article was very nice of someone to write up; very thoughtful.

Yes, it was very helpful to me-- two of the kittehs who have owned me down the years died suddenly; one died in my arms from what the vet thinks was a ruptured spleen, and the second died of cardiomyopathy that came on very rapidly. I blamed myself for months about whether I should have noticed symptoms earlier, even though the vet assured me that neither condition is treatable.

Posted by: Basement Cat at February 15, 2020 04:09 PM (pPNCa)

58 Lena is gorgeous!
I have so much hair from my idiots. Now I have either leather or faux leather furniture. Everything else has dog sheets I can shake out and throw in the washer. And no carpet. I still get dog hair tumbleweeds they're easy to deal with.
Tuxter reminded me of the time my cat, Seamus, stole bacon out of the skillet when I walked away for just a minute. How he hooked it without frying his paws I don't know.

Posted by: Bean Counteress of Rohan at February 15, 2020 04:09 PM (2+j2N)

59 What is the Horde opinion of thunder shirts?
For doggies.

Posted by: navybrat at large at February 15, 2020 04:09 PM (w7KSn)

60 Sorry about Newbie, the bearded dragon. I've always thought lizards were very interesting. I had little chameleons as a kid. I am always happy to see all of the pets, and the dogs and cats are lovely, but it's neat to see that morons have other pets which they love as well.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 15, 2020 04:10 PM (WI7YS)

61 Navybrat.. we use one occasionaly for our little chiweenie. It really does calm him down.

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 15, 2020 04:14 PM (dUJdY)

62 >> What is the Horde opinion of thunder shirts?
For doggies.
Posted by: navybrat

We have used them for multiple dogs and they are helpful.

Posted by: Aviator at February 15, 2020 04:14 PM (2cuLk)

63 How he hooked it without frying his paws I don't know.

There's a caper for the next edition of the "Cat Crimes" board game.

Posted by: Basement Cat at February 15, 2020 04:14 PM (pPNCa)

64 59 What is the Horde opinion of thunder shirts?
For doggies.
Posted by: navybrat at large at February 15, 2020 04:09 PM (w7KSn)

Never tried one, though I have heard good things.

Of Ajax's many quirks, being afraid of thunder and fireworks is not one of them. He just ignores them.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 15, 2020 04:14 PM (XyVor)

65 Basement Cat--the kittehs are VERY good at hiding symptoms. My Tonkinese girl had lymphoma and had to be put down, and I only noticed because she seemed a bit depressed one morning and I took her right in. Vet said the mass was so big she couldn't take a deep breath, yet she had been running around two nights earlier. This was in 2011 but I felt guilty for awhile.

Posted by: skywch at February 15, 2020 04:15 PM (IWvy/)

66 55 @49 Waiting for mom to put down the camera and throw a snowball.
Posted by: lizabth at February 15, 2020 04:08 PM (L3Rsz)

Good dog. A really fantastic photo. Dramatic dignified.

The last good one I have of Ajax is him laying on his back in his 'airing out my privates look'.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 15, 2020 04:16 PM (XyVor)

67 Christopher, I know next to nothing about reptiles but the website I consulted said than 10 years is the average expected lifespan for a beaded dragon in captivity. So I'd say you and Newbie did fine even though I know you and your son will miss him mightily.

Posted by: corn and beans at February 15, 2020 04:17 PM (tkNkP)

68 Lena is looking right into my soul.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at February 15, 2020 04:19 PM (EZebt)

69 65

That's what the vet told me too. He thinks it is a kind of defense that cats adopted in the course of their evolution. They aren't apex predators and would benefit from not showing symptoms of illness around larger animals. Unfortunately it's hard on the humans who care about them.

Posted by: Basement Cat at February 15, 2020 04:21 PM (pPNCa)

70 OMG I just love that pic of Emma. And good to see your nic Tim.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at February 15, 2020 04:26 PM (cDw3P)

71 Nice Pets Y'all!....

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 15, 2020 04:26 PM (Z+IKu)

72 Even in profile, Emma seems to have a very sweet face.

Posted by: m at February 15, 2020 04:29 PM (ghFVE)

73 We had the grands over the other week, and Lena laid patiently while a two year old covered her with about thirty beanie babies. They were on her, and all around her. She didn't move a muscle while this was going on. She didn't move a muscle until I told her she could get up...it was so hilarious.

She was so exhausted when the kids left. Between the two year old and a 3 month old, she had a lot of work to do keeping everyone safe. Either of the children made any sort of odd noise, she was right there to investigate.

Posted by: lizabth at February 15, 2020 04:31 PM (L3Rsz)

74 A question for cat Morons: We have a 16 yo white Persian rescue that, all of a sudden, will no longer pee in the litter box. We took her to the vet and everything checked out fine, kidneys etc. She does her #2 in the box with no problem, but pees right outside the box every time now. The hardwood floors are protesting! Any suggestions? Thanks.

Posted by: jayhawkone at February 15, 2020 04:33 PM (ZD+J8)

75 Jayhawkone, can you move her box somewhere else that is convenient both for her and you? Unfortunately once a cat has "missed" the box a few times they can convince themselves that it's fine to go there because they smell their own pee.

Posted by: corn and beans at February 15, 2020 04:38 PM (tkNkP)

76 Any suggestions? Thanks.

My moms cat started doing that a few years before we had to re-home her due to mom going into extended care. Mom tried everything but the silly thing just kept doing it. Sorry I can't help but it's a problem a lot of people deal with.

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 15, 2020 04:39 PM (dUJdY)

77 "Any suggestions?"

She is looking for a clean place to do her business.
Does that describe your litter box?

Posted by: navybrat, at large at February 15, 2020 04:39 PM (w7KSn)

78 Happy Pet Thread Day everyone.

Posted by: Ben Had at February 15, 2020 04:40 PM (fyf7W)

79 74--Is the Persian the only cat? I have a tortoiseshell that started doing the same thing (on and off) when I rescued a rag doll who acts hostile to her. I have resorted to puppy pads around the box. Sorry I can't be more help...I know how frustrating it is.

Posted by: skywch at February 15, 2020 04:40 PM (IWvy/)

80 Posted by: lizabth at February 15, 2020 04:31 PM (L3Rsz)

Our doggeh is the same, a literal watch dog. Mrs. F and I believe he thinks we failed as parents, and he has got to fill-in for us.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at February 15, 2020 04:40 PM (EZebt)

81 I was over at a friend's (owns korgies, korgis, plural) house when some fireworks broke out in the locale. Agitation and barking ensued.
The cry went out "get the thunder shirts!".
I larfed.

Posted by: navybrat, at large at February 15, 2020 04:42 PM (w7KSn)

82 jayhawkone, you might try putting the puppy pee pads around the box. Probably not going to change the habit but it will save your floor and make cleanup easier.

Posted by: Ben Had at February 15, 2020 04:43 PM (fyf7W)

83 Thanks for the litter box suggestions so far. I thought a "dirty" box might be the problem and started cleaning it after every use, but that hasn't helped. Corn and Beans may be right about smelling her new place to pee. I'll try moving the box again, although we have scrubbed the floors to try and disinfect the area. Cats' noses may be too good for disinfectant!

Posted by: jayhawkone at February 15, 2020 04:43 PM (ZD+J8)

84 Those dogs in the back seat look like they are singing along with the radio. There should be a sound track.

Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at February 15, 2020 04:43 PM (QzF6i)

85 Good point, corn and beans; I might try that too.

Posted by: skywch at February 15, 2020 04:43 PM (IWvy/)

86 A question for cat Morons

Here's a checklist of sorts that might help you:

https://tinyurl.com/wub99wj

FWIW, my first cat began to pee outside the box after she had been to the vet for dental work under anesthesia. When I asked the vet why she was peeing on the carpet next to the box when she had never done that before, he said it probably began when she came home after dental surgery. She was woozy from the anesthesia and didn't quite make it into the box. Then she decided she liked the feel of the carpet under her bottom better than the litter, so kept peeing on the carpet. He suggested taking a large black garbage bag and placing it under the box. Cats hate the feel of plastic under their feet and will go into the box rather than doing their business on the plastic garbage bag. Whether his explanation about the start of the problem was correct or not, his suggestion about the bag solved the problem.

I hope things work out for you and your Persian.

Posted by: Basement Cat at February 15, 2020 04:47 PM (pPNCa)

87
Anyone here feed birds?
Do you have one of those "Yankee Flippers" or tippers?

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at February 15, 2020 04:47 PM (aAFjn)

88 I'm at the farm and I miss WeaselDog. And WW a little, too.

Posted by: Weasel at February 15, 2020 04:48 PM (cb9b5)

89 Hiya weasel!

Do you usually take WD to the farm?

Posted by: Nurse ratched at February 15, 2020 04:52 PM (PkVlr)

90 When my cats started getting old and senile, I found that they were more likely to use the box if I cleaned it every day, and once a month, dumped the old litter, bleached and scrubbed the box, and refilled it with new litter.

Posted by: Razell at February 15, 2020 04:52 PM (2B4wA)

91 Thanks for the litter box suggestions so far. I thought a "dirty" box might be the problem and started cleaning it after every use, but that hasn't helped. Corn and Beans may be right about smelling her new place to pee. I'll try moving the box again, although we have scrubbed the floors to try and disinfect the area. Cats' noses may be too good for disinfectant!
Posted by: jayhawkone at February 15, 2020 04:43 PM (ZD+J
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I don't like to say it, but, at 16, it could very well be a sign of dementia. My kitty, Iolanthe started doing that at around the same age.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Co. Q, 365th Dog Faced Pony Soldier Bn. at February 15, 2020 04:52 PM (jW9oF)

92 Wreckfest at Daytona

Posted by: jsg at February 15, 2020 04:53 PM (pbtsA)

93 A larger box might also help. One of those large shallow storage tubs makes it harder for the cat to miss.

Posted by: Razell at February 15, 2020 04:54 PM (2B4wA)

94 Do you have one of those "Yankee Flippers" or tippers?

I don't feed birds but have friends who do. They bought one of those "Droll Yankee Flipper Squirrel-Proof Feeders" for their back yard. They say it works well in keeping the local tree rats from stealing the bird seed.

Posted by: Basement Cat at February 15, 2020 04:54 PM (pPNCa)

95 Thanks again for the links and suggestions for Princess, the Peeing Persian! I'm going to try them all: move the box, clean it out semi-daily, and put garbage bags around the box. I should buy stock in puppy pads, we have gone through several packages over the past few weeks. The cat pees on the pad, then scratches like she would litter to "cover" the pee! Very strange. Thank you all. We love the Pet Thread.

Posted by: jayhawkone at February 15, 2020 04:55 PM (ZD+J8)

96 94 Do you have one of those "Yankee Flippers" or tippers?

I don't feed birds but have friends who do. They bought one of those "Droll Yankee Flipper Squirrel-Proof Feeders" for their back yard. They say it works well in keeping the local tree rats from stealing the bird seed.
Posted by: Basement Cat at February 15, 2020 04:54 PM (pPNCa)

Red (Pine) Squirrels aren't deterred by squirrel proof feeders. Neither are whitetail deer. I won't even discuss black bears.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 15, 2020 04:57 PM (aA3+G)

97 OMG I just love that pic of Emma. And good to see your nic Tim.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at February 15, 2020 04:26 PM (cDw3P)

I lurk. This will be my first post in months. Lurking suits me but nice of you.


Even in profile, Emma seems to have a very sweet face.

Posted by: m at February 15, 2020 04:29 PM (ghFVE)

I can't take a decent picture. Ever. She is a pretty one. IMO.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at February 15, 2020 04:59 PM (CxqCt)

98 A larger box might also help.

I've always used jumbo-sized boxes for my cats even though none of them were or are large cats. They just seem to like having the extra space to move around in and dig. Casey in particular has his own version of "singing in the shower" when he's in the box; he isn't vocalizing but he's obviously having fun while he's "taking care of business."

Posted by: Basement Cat at February 15, 2020 05:00 PM (pPNCa)

99
That's why I don't think it's a good idea for me to have a bird feeder. Even with a "squirrel proof" feeder, it's still attracting the squirrels and other creatures.

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at February 15, 2020 05:00 PM (aAFjn)

100 93 A larger box might also help. One of those large shallow storage tubs makes it harder for the cat to miss.
Posted by: Razell at February 15, 2020 04:54 PM (2B4wA)

Or a second box, side-by-side with the current one.

Posted by: m at February 15, 2020 05:00 PM (ghFVE)

101 Holy crap Tim in Illinois!! Been a minute! Hope all is well.

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 15, 2020 05:01 PM (dUJdY)

102 Hey everybody.

The conductor in that top cartoon looks like Bill Clinton...

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 15, 2020 05:01 PM (L2ZTs)

103 Yes, good suggestion, for the larger litter box.
I've seen cats get all four paws in a too small one, which is fine, except for the necessary clean up afterward.

Posted by: navybrat, at large at February 15, 2020 05:02 PM (w7KSn)

104 Jayhawkone: I've found one thing that helps me keep my sanity with Boo is that I change the litter box itself every month or so. As in, throw the old one out.

Boo isn't that big, so I just use (usually) Sterlite brand dishpan from Walmart as a litter box, inside of a larger cardboard box. It costs 1.50; you spend more on litter, probably. That plus litter is less expensive than one of those disposable litter pans everyone seems to sell.

Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain yada yoda... at February 15, 2020 05:04 PM (dwojT)

105 Plastic kiddie swimming pool works great. Put the litterbox in the middle of it. Cats can't spell much.

Posted by: klaftern at February 15, 2020 05:06 PM (RuIsu)

106 When the peeing problem first started, we got a large shallow storage box in place of her regular box. That worked for a day or two, then she started peeing right outside the box again. I put her old box next to the new box (with puppy pads outside), thinking she wants to do her business in separate places, but that hasn't helped either. I'm tired of trying to think like an old cat! Dementia may be the best diagnosis. Thank you all!

Posted by: jayhawkone at February 15, 2020 05:06 PM (ZD+J8)

107 The conductor in that top cartoon looks like Bill Clinton

Every time I think of Bubba, I'm reminded of how careless and uncaring he was toward his pets; giving Socks away when the First Grifters left the WH, and letting Buddy get killed by a car.

Posted by: Basement Cat at February 15, 2020 05:07 PM (pPNCa)

108 Posted by: Jewells45 at February 15, 2020 05:01 PM (dUJdY)

Hi. It has been some time. I'm okay I suppose. How about you?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at February 15, 2020 05:07 PM (CxqCt)

109 OT Just got this prayer request from two days ago. Sorry I didn't see it earlier: Thanks to the several posters who sent it to me:

Need prayers, please - my mother was diagnosed with lung cancer in August. Got a call from my dad today - mom's legs stopped working yesterday, and they admitted her to hospice today.

She is still alert; I am flying to North Carolina tomorrow to be with her and dad through the end of this journey.

Theresa in Ft. Worth

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 15, 2020 05:09 PM (WI7YS)

110 Time for me to crawl back into the hole I came from. Take care and be well well everyone.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at February 15, 2020 05:09 PM (CxqCt)

111 I'm okay I suppose. How about you?

Can't complain. Going on a cruise next week, retiring end of April!! The old bones ache most days but so far hasn't kept me down.

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 15, 2020 05:10 PM (dUJdY)

112 She is still alert; I am flying to North Carolina tomorrow to be with her and dad through the end of this journey.

Theresa in Ft. Worth


Ahh damn. Sorry to hear this. She's in my prayers.

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 15, 2020 05:11 PM (dUJdY)

113 'Don't worry, she looks like a pure German Shepherd.'

Caveman with Lena

Posted by: Eromero at February 15, 2020 05:12 PM (UUkQp)

114
Nice to see Tim in Illinois is still active in our wacky community.

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at February 15, 2020 05:12 PM (aAFjn)

115 92 Wreckfest at Daytona

Posted by: jsg

Was a pet or animal involved? I thought race was tomorrow?

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at February 15, 2020 05:12 PM (Dhht7)

116 I love that photo of Lena.

Posted by: Northernlurker at February 15, 2020 05:17 PM (xj+jQ)

117 I'm at the farm and I miss WeaselDog. And WW a little, too.
Posted by: Weasel at February 15, 2020 04:48 PM (cb9b5)

Sure hope WW doesn't read the Pet Thread!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at February 15, 2020 05:21 PM (BiNEL)

118 So sorry to hear about Theresa in Ft Worth's mom. Praying as I type.

Posted by: Northernlurker at February 15, 2020 05:23 PM (xj+jQ)

119 Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 15, 2020 05:09 PM (WI7YS)

Thank you for the post, Fenelon; prayers up for Theresa.

Posted by: Basement Cat at February 15, 2020 05:25 PM (pPNCa)

120 89 Hiya weasel!

Do you usually take WD to the farm?
Posted by: Nurse ratched at February 15, 2020 04:52 PM (PkVlr)
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Hiya nurse! No, she usually stays home.

Posted by: Weasel at February 15, 2020 05:26 PM (cb9b5)

121 117 I'm at the farm and I miss WeaselDog. And WW a little, too.
Posted by: Weasel at February 15, 2020 04:48 PM (cb9b5)

Sure hope WW doesn't read the Pet Thread!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at February 15, 2020 05:21 PM (BiNEL)
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Nah. I'm safe!

Posted by: Weasel at February 15, 2020 05:28 PM (cb9b5)

122 No place for a dog on a tractor unless big cab. Had a cocker once who rode inside the cab of a big Allis Chalmers with me. He loved going with me from end to end on the combine or picker, too. Even flew in a helicopter cabin (though not the safest thing I ever did).

Posted by: Eromero at February 15, 2020 05:31 PM (UUkQp)

123

We just celebrated our 4th birthday, God willing and the creeks don't rise, we'll have a few more.
_______



Happy Birthday to the Pet Thread, MisHum, and J.J.! Beautiful pets as always.



That "Cat Corpse" board game is um ... interesting ... in a gallows humor kind of way -- but if I show that to my wife, she's going to get sad and start crying.


Posted by: ShainS, vote Bernie 2020 -- Make Gulags Great Again! at February 15, 2020 05:31 PM (DQ+ge)

124 Nood chess.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at February 15, 2020 05:32 PM (Dhht7)

125 Posted by: Eromero at February 15, 2020 05:31 PM (UUkQp)

Conor loves riding in my truck. He has a booster "chair" that goes in the passenger seat so he is up rather high with a great view.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at February 15, 2020 05:37 PM (BiNEL)

126 Sweating like Michael Jackson at a kids birthday party. It's very muggy and hot so twas doing some tree pruning with the permit saw. Doggie was being a doggie around us in the garden and then we go.inside for.a.drink. Billie disappears an we have just being literally runny around like headless chooks calling for her. 20 minutes and she appears from the pine plantation. The wee tart gave us a he'll of a fright as she never goes away.

Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at February 15, 2020 05:49 PM (tAuzy)

127 The Lena story reminded me of our first GSD, Doc. He would do the same thing when we had company and be pooped for a couple of days afterwards. Kids could do anything to him (we kept an eye on things; he was a 120 lb. shepherd). He was as good as a babysitter.
If anybody needs a kickass odor remover, try SCOE10X. Gets rid of odors like pee, poop, barf, cigarette smoke, skunk. It has tools so you can use it to get in to mattreses, cushions, carpet pad. Great stuff.

Posted by: Bean Counteress of Rohan at February 15, 2020 06:09 PM (2+j2N)

128 Pogo update for the Pet Thread. Last month, Pogo, my Bassett X Border Collie girl, somehow injured her back, and was in severe pain. X-rays showed disc degeneration in her lumbar region.

Well, she seems to be all better now. She is even ready and willing to jump up into the 4X4 Suburban, something she could not do at all while she was hurting. Seems to have all her mojo back, and she is off all meds, too. I am very relieved.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 15, 2020 07:33 PM (LxWV7)

129 Good news AOP.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at February 15, 2020 07:48 PM (cDw3P)

130 Glad to hear that AOP!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at February 15, 2020 08:07 PM (BiNEL)

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