Ace of Spades Pet Thread

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(H/T Legally Sufficient)

Good afternoon and welcome to the almost world famous Ace of Spades Pet Thread. Take a couple of hours away from current events and politics and enjoy the world of animals.

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A Little of This. A Little of That.

A cute Golden Retriever clip. H/T Hrothgar or Conor or both.


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From our resident "cat lady" Shibumi, Cats featured in illustartions. Pretty cool.

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A cute little video courtesy of Hank Curmudgeon. Cat and the hat.


Meet The PetMorons


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Hello! This is Peanut. He's my sisters dog and my sister is the one who introduced me to AoS. I'm thankful everyday she did so. Peanut is a very sweet and loving dog and he just makes everyone smile. Thanks for the pet thread, like P it just makes the world a better place. - Jennifer

Peanut appears to be waiting for a T-R-E-A-T? Great photo of this pooch. Glad your sister has good tastes in dogs as well as blogs. Thank you for being supporters.


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Hi, long time lurker and lover of the pet thread. My wife and I adopted two kittens last year from a shelter that quickly became the center of our family. This fellow is Bean, AKA The Joe Biden of Cats. Heís most fond of ambushing strangers and grooming their hair. Here he is again with his sister Bella, whose fondness for you strongly correlates with the amount of food you currently have. - John & Sam

Brave folks adopting 2 kittens at one time. From the photo it looks like it has gone well. Thanks for being long time lurkers and coming out of the shadows to share this story. Awesome.


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Long time lurker, sometimes I post. I love the Pet Thread, thank you for putting it together. Meet Rollo our Bull Mastiff and Olive our Boxer. He finds it funny when we try to move them for space on the couch. - Jocelyn

So I'm not the only one who has to fight for his right for space on the couch. Looks like your dogs are extremely abused there. Thank you for sharing today Jocelyn.


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This is Opie the Opposum. Greta and Gracie found him out side and brought him to us. Heís quite the partier. And likes to snowball fight with the Nieghbor kids - Big Alfredo


Not quite a pet, but we do celebrate animals.


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I have never commented at the HQ, but have enjoyed the blog over the last several years and always love the pet thread.

While this pretty lady, Miss Grace, isnít our pet, she is one of my favorite donkeys from the rescue my son and I volunteer at. She loves being rubbed and scratched and is willing to snuggle with you all day. She is good at standing between you and the muck barrel or even on the muck rake so you have to give her some loving.

If you donít mind, I may send more pics of our other favorites.

Thanks,

MW in Texas

MW the photo you submitted with your son in it was quite cute. However, I posted the 2nd photo to keep the youngster's anonymity. We are glad you enjoy the blog. Please feel free to send in photos of your animals anytime.


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Our little girl Tassey. Best kitteh we've ever had. - Clayton

Tassey has beautiful colors and markings. It was really tough deciding which photo to share today. Thanks for submitting Tassey's photo and description.


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My girlfriends two rescues and a Amazon box we just opened. They love that box, it's going to be hard for her to put it out in the trash on Monday. - John


These photos demonstrate that boxes are one of the best toys ever for animals and children alike. Cute photos, thanks for sharing today.


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Great photos and stories everyone. Thanks to the Morons who submitted the various links.

If you wish to share a story or your pet here on the Pet Thread please drop us a line at petmorons at gmail dot com.

Thanks and have a great week!!!!

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at 03:00 PM




Comments

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1 Yay. Pet thread!

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at February 22, 2020 03:01 PM (Dhht7)

2 Great looking group of moronimals, y'all. Thanks MisHum for Pet Thread. Always a great respite from the news.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at February 22, 2020 03:06 PM (Dhht7)

3 Looks like we are live here.
Happy Caturday

Posted by: Skip at February 22, 2020 03:09 PM (ZCEU2)

4 !! Miss Grace! What a lovely animal, and kudos for volunteering.

Just love the Pet Thread and all your happy pics and tales.

Posted by: PonyTail at February 22, 2020 03:11 PM (tzZq2)

5 Hello from Lydia and Oscar, who are solar-powered and are recharging in a sunbeam right now. Their batteries will be topped off right around 11:30pm, just in time for tearing around the house banging into things at warp five.

Excellent selection of petmorons, only... are we allowed to say "nice ass" on the Pet Thread? Because we were all thinking it.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 22, 2020 03:11 PM (t+qrx)

6 Chewy.com puts pics of your pets in their Chewy boxes up on their facebook page. Some really cute pics.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at February 22, 2020 03:11 PM (Dhht7)

7 Nice Pets Y'all!.......

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 22, 2020 03:12 PM (Z+IKu)

8 Thank you, Shibumi for the artsy kitties.

Posted by: BifBewalski at February 22, 2020 03:13 PM (VcFUs)

9 Tassey looking so regal, love the crossed legs. Arms?

Posted by: PonyTail at February 22, 2020 03:13 PM (tzZq2)

10 That is great pic of Tassey. Bean & Bella are cuties. The only time my 2 cats get that close is one's slapping the sh*t out the other one.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at February 22, 2020 03:17 PM (Dhht7)

11 Rollo and Olive look like real buddies! What fun they must be.

Posted by: m at February 22, 2020 03:17 PM (ghFVE)

12 Someone needs to give Peanut his treat.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at February 22, 2020 03:18 PM (Dhht7)

13 As one of the commentators in the post said, the AOSHQ pet post makes the world a better place.

Posted by: Northernlurker at February 22, 2020 03:18 PM (Uu+Jp)

14 >>>Our little girl Tassey. Best kitteh we've ever had.

And doesn't she know it!

Posted by: m at February 22, 2020 03:19 PM (ghFVE)

15 ==Meet Rollo our Bull Mastiff and Olive our Boxer. He finds it funny when we try to move them for space on the couch. - Jocelyn==

Jocelyn, that's a doggy LOLGF pose if I ever saw one. Great photo!

Posted by: corn and beans at February 22, 2020 03:20 PM (tkNkP)

16 Love the rescue donkey.

Posted by: Northernlurker at February 22, 2020 03:20 PM (Uu+Jp)

17 Um, is Opie the Opossum . . . mort?

Posted by: m at February 22, 2020 03:21 PM (ghFVE)

18 Tassey looks like she's saying, "I imagine you're wondering why I called you all here..."

Posted by: Captain Obvious, 45th Carnival Barking Clowns at February 22, 2020 03:22 PM (jW9oF)

19 RE the top cartoon. When I brought over girlfriends to the house and we shut the bedroom door, my cat would start wailing and scratching at the door. Pure jealousy. I'd have to shut her in one of the other rooms, it was so distracting.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at February 22, 2020 03:24 PM (TrQjR)

20 Um, is Opie the Opossum . . . mort?
Posted by: m

I had the same thought but was not brave enough to ask.

Posted by: corn and beans at February 22, 2020 03:25 PM (tkNkP)

21 Peanut looks pretty wonderful.

Posted by: m at February 22, 2020 03:25 PM (ghFVE)

22 Have to laugh at Peanut and will show my resident kidlet that see, some variations of 'floofy' dogs look like real dogs. Friend of same kidlet will be getting a Bernese Mountain/Poodle cross soon. Apparently, if the puppy shows the Bernese tricolor, the buyers have to pay more (like $3500 more). Heavens-to-Betsy and Good Grief.

Taking two of my elderly crew (Old Dog and Old Cat) to vet Tuesday for blood tests to check their medications. The poor tech almost lost it giggling when I started talking about bringing in the trays of vitamins, supplements, and medications for the three oldsters. Well, don't we do the same for our senior relatives . . .

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 22, 2020 03:27 PM (MIKMs)

23 I actually don't think it is brave to adopt two kittens at once. I think it is a good idea. Occasionally, a kitten adopted alone will mistake people for other cats and will become a 'solitary attack cat'. Learned this from a pet show on the radio.

I have known people who have had a 'solitary attack cat'. Have had some mostly-feral cats that kind of acted that way, too.

Posted by: KT at February 22, 2020 03:28 PM (BVQ+1)

24 I don't know if Greta and Gracie are canine, feline or human, but I think they brought Big Alfredo a frozen opossum.

Posted by: redridinghood at February 22, 2020 03:29 PM (wiXsO)

25 Opossum has to be mortadella.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at February 22, 2020 03:30 PM (rqVi8)

26 Jeebus. Never thought I would get wilowed o the gardening thread. Our two monsters Kink and Blink have been presenting us with baby rabbits this week and in last two days small rats. Nice. Doggeh loves eating the bunnies and we remove the rats. Our monster's love us.

Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at February 22, 2020 03:31 PM (tAuzy)

27 24 I don't know if Greta and Gracie are canine, feline or human, but I think they brought Big Alfredo a frozen opossum.
Posted by: redridinghood at February 22, 2020 03:29 PM (wiXsO)

It reminded me of the end of The Shining.

Posted by: m at February 22, 2020 03:31 PM (ghFVE)

28 All beautiful pets... even Opie the dead opossum.

Posted by: redridinghood at February 22, 2020 03:31 PM (wiXsO)

29 >> we shut the bedroom door, my cat would start wailing and scratching at the door. Pure jealousy. I'd have to shut her in one of the other rooms, it was so distracting.
Posted by: AshevilleRobert at February 22, 2020 03:24 PM (TrQjR)

Ah, yes. She will sing the song of her people
https://youtu.be/PKffm2uI4dk
Sad Cat Diary

Posted by: My life is insanity at February 22, 2020 03:32 PM (Z/jzm)

30 I don't know if Greta and Gracie are canine, feline or human, but I think they brought Big Alfredo a frozen opossum.
Posted by: redridinghood at February 22, 2020 03:29 PM (wiXsO)


They could also be opossums, which would be awkward.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 22, 2020 03:32 PM (t+qrx)

31 Yay petzzzz!!!

Posted by: vdoggeh at February 22, 2020 03:35 PM (v6Arf)

32 My doggeh is currently basking in the sunshine under his favorite rose bush. Both of us can't wait for spring.

Posted by: Mrs. Leggy at February 22, 2020 03:35 PM (Vf4Y7)

33 Our two monsters Kink and Blink have been presenting us with baby rabbits this week and in last two days small rats.
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Sure hope you have a realio, trulio, little pet dragon as companion to the brave monsters.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 22, 2020 03:35 PM (MIKMs)

34 "...to keep the youngster's anonymity."

Whut???? All those poor kids that have photos of them on the internet somewhere - oh the horrors!

Posted by: Jerry Juep at February 22, 2020 03:36 PM (uCYAx)

35 Nice pets !

Rescue Donkey, how nice. Looks serene.


Possum is very, very small - baby ??

Posted by: runner at February 22, 2020 03:36 PM (zr5Kq)

36 29 >> we shut the bedroom door, my cat would start wailing and scratching at the door. Pure jealousy. I'd have to shut her in one of the other rooms, it was so distracting.
Posted by: AshevilleRobert at February 22, 2020 03:24 PM (TrQjR)

Ah, yes. She will sing the song of her people
https://youtu.be/PKffm2uI4dk
Sad Cat Diary
Posted by: My life is insanity at February 22, 2020 03:32 PM (Z/jzm)

The writer of that script clearly knows cats very well.

Posted by: m at February 22, 2020 03:37 PM (ghFVE)

37 dead baby possum ?

Posted by: runner at February 22, 2020 03:38 PM (zr5Kq)

38 Can I have Rollo to stay with me for a while?


First thing on this morning's news was that some creep stole a blind man's dog from his yard yesterday. Purebred German Shepherd (good looking dog) put in fenced yard to do business while owner was preparing dinner. ABC7 (Chicago) early this morning, so don't know if anything has developed.

Awful news to wake up and hear.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 22, 2020 03:41 PM (MIKMs)

39 I like that little prairie dog (maybe) pushing his face into the dandelion blossom on the gardening thread. He could be a pet (maybe).

Posted by: m at February 22, 2020 03:42 PM (ghFVE)

40 MLiI, I love that Sad Cat Diary video. Haven't watched in awhile.

"Dear diary, my food dish is only half full. It is obvious I will soon starve to death." This is so much like my oldest cat.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at February 22, 2020 03:42 PM (Dhht7)

41 MBQ. We have a Visla?

Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at February 22, 2020 03:43 PM (tAuzy)

42 That TikTok Golden Retriever clip is so adorable.

Posted by: redridinghood at February 22, 2020 03:44 PM (wiXsO)

43 I mentioned a stray cat that I'd met a few years ago. She was very beautiful and loved to talk. Here's a pic:

https://tinyurl.com/wwyf9yk

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 22, 2020 03:44 PM (l9m7l)

44 Here's another pic:

https://tinyurl.com/jm6neup

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 22, 2020 03:45 PM (l9m7l)

45 MBQ. We have a Visla?
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Sorry. Stray bits of doggerel (heh, get it?) running through my head. Ogden Nash, 'The Tale of Custard the Dragon'.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 22, 2020 03:45 PM (MIKMs)

46 Yay, Pet Thread! Love to see all the Pet Morons.

For the record, we had two "pet" possums at one time early in our marriage. I had never seen such things and they survived a farm dog doing its job. Kept them for a few weeks, then set them free. They were quite interesting. Favorite foods were dog food and bananas.

And they have as many teeth as a shark. Not at all cuddly critters.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at February 22, 2020 03:46 PM (WFcrO)

47 olddog, i haven't seen it in ages. My late cat Max was like yours. Always hungry. He was a rescue, and I think he spent a lot of time hungry before we got him at about 2 yrs old. He lived to be 15

Posted by: My life is insanity at February 22, 2020 03:46 PM (Z/jzm)

48 "Henri, le Chat Noir" is a fun diary-like video series of cat musings, too.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y8z7dqeb

Posted by: m at February 22, 2020 03:46 PM (ghFVE)

49 Ahhh. Me no unnderstan.

Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at February 22, 2020 03:47 PM (tAuzy)

50 >>"Henri, le Chat Noir" is a fun diary-like video series of cat musings, too.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y8z7dqeb
Posted by: m at February 22, 2020 03:46 PM (ghFVE)

Cute! And a beautiful cat.

Posted by: My life is insanity at February 22, 2020 03:50 PM (Z/jzm)

51 Love all the pet pictures and stories.

Much thanks MisHum for putting this together every week.

Posted by: My life is insanity at February 22, 2020 03:52 PM (Z/jzm)

52 Ahhh. Me no unnderstan.
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I was not clear and I was and am goofy and off in my own little world. My poor vet endured me declaiming 'by the banks of the Great Grey-Green Greasy Limpopo River, all set about with Fever Trees, and find out' the other day. Sure hope she doesn't charge extra for my elderly crew being owned by a weirdo.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 22, 2020 03:52 PM (MIKMs)

53 Awesome pets, morons.

Thank you , MisHum for the thread.

Lucy is currently chattering at the chickadees outside the window.

Posted by: nurse ratched at February 22, 2020 03:53 PM (PkVlr)

54 39 I like that little prairie dog (maybe) pushing his face into the dandelion blossom on the gardening thread. He could be a pet (maybe).
Posted by: m at February 22, 2020 03:42 PM (ghFVE)

At the artist's website, he seems to be saying it's a squirrel.

https://www.hollandpix.com/en/

Posted by: m at February 22, 2020 03:54 PM (ghFVE)

55 Do any of you have experience introducing a cat to a newborn? My sister's daughter-in-law is due next month. They own a cat that is very affectionate toward them, but doesn't much care for anybody else. My sister is afraid the cat will not like a tiny human newcomer.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&&&V at February 22, 2020 03:54 PM (d6Ksn)

56 BeckoningChasm, beautiful little tiger you have/had(?) So fierce!

Posted by: My life is insanity at February 22, 2020 03:57 PM (Z/jzm)

57 Well before I go and shovel tons of topsoil onto the truck and then onto the new lawn, just want to say how much I enjoy the pet thread. As I say of watching the Antiques Roadshow (UK) to my darling better half " It's just so fucking civilised"

Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at February 22, 2020 03:58 PM (tAuzy)

58 oh for crying out loud.

the woodpecker is back. I won't bother yall with my rantings.
suffice to say, it's going to be a long spring.

Posted by: nurse ratched at February 22, 2020 03:58 PM (PkVlr)

59 58 oh for crying out loud.

the woodpecker is back. I won't bother yall with my rantings.
suffice to say, it's going to be a long spring.
Posted by: nurse ratched at February 22, 2020 03:58 PM (PkVlr)

Is he pecking away at a tree? Or at your home?

Posted by: m at February 22, 2020 03:59 PM (ghFVE)

60 Is that an Italian Christmas donkey?

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 22, 2020 04:01 PM (NWiLs)

61 >>>They love that box, it's going to be hard for her to put it out in the trash on Monday.

Does it *have* to go out in the trash?

Posted by: m at February 22, 2020 04:02 PM (ghFVE)

62 Do any of you have experience introducing a cat to a newborn? My sister's daughter-in-law is due next month. They own a cat that is very affectionate toward them, but doesn't much care for anybody else. My sister is afraid the cat will not like a tiny human newcomer. Posted by: Donna&&&&&&&&V

One of my cats, Kangie, lives with us because she was being "given away" by a couple with a new baby. I never found out exactly if they had had a bad experience or just didn't want to take a chance. Kangie's a beauty but she's a bit of a nipper and based on her not being able to get along very well with our other resident cats I think she would not have been a such a good "big sister" to the baby. Wish I had a better story for you.

Posted by: corn and beans at February 22, 2020 04:03 PM (tkNkP)

63 Dominick the Donkey? That's Miss Grace, maybe his sister?

Posted by: My life is insanity at February 22, 2020 04:04 PM (Z/jzm)

64 Is he pecking away at a tree? Or at your home?
Posted by: m

He bangs on my siding. I open the slider and he flies over to the doug fir tree 30 yards away. And he mocks me.

Posted by: nurse ratched at February 22, 2020 04:04 PM (PkVlr)

65 oh for crying out loud.



the woodpecker is back. I won't bother yall with my rantings.

suffice to say, it's going to be a long spring.

Posted by: nurse ratched at February 22, 2020 03:58 PM


Nuke it from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 22, 2020 04:05 PM (rBtIz)

66 64 Is he pecking away at a tree? Or at your home?
Posted by: m

He bangs on my siding. I open the slider and he flies over to the doug fir tree 30 yards away. And he mocks me.
Posted by: nurse ratched at February 22, 2020 04:04 PM (PkVlr)

Yikes. I wish there was a way to keep him at the tree.

Posted by: m at February 22, 2020 04:05 PM (ghFVE)

67 64 Is he pecking away at a tree? Or at your home?
Posted by: m

He bangs on my siding. I open the slider and he flies over to the doug fir tree 30 yards away. And he mocks me.
Posted by: nurse ratched at February 22, 2020 04:04 PM (PkVlr)

Flammenwerfer.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 22, 2020 04:06 PM (NWiLs)

68 MAGA hat-wearing dog finishes last in 'Today Show' Fan vote - still named winner. Judge John O' Hurley is a Trump fan and Today Show fans were not happy that the Yorkie won even though he did not win the popular vote... video.

https://tinyurl.com/v5mkpat

Posted by: redridinghood at February 22, 2020 04:06 PM (wiXsO)

69 Donna Ampersands:

My cats were/are just fine with babies. Let the cat explore the baby car seat and all the parephenalia as well as the baby. Family here joked about cat being a better protector than the big dogs. Don't shoo the cat away, let it skooch around and purr and you'll have a great friend to the baby.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 22, 2020 04:06 PM (MIKMs)

70 Do any of you have experience introducing a cat to a newborn? My sister's daughter-in-law is due next month.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&&&V at February 22, 2020 03:54
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Not a cat, but doggeh. When wife was expecting with our first we carried around teddy bear in a sweatsuit like a baby. Would talk to the bear and put in the baby carrier. We only had one episode where dog pushed it off the bed. Otherwise, I think it helped doggeh get acclimated to the newborn coming home.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at February 22, 2020 04:07 PM (Dhht7)

71 >>He bangs on my siding. I open the slider and he flies over to the doug fir tree 30 yards away. And he mocks me.
Posted by: nurse ratched at February 22, 2020 04:04 PM (PkVlr)

What kind of woodpecker? I saw a pileated woodpecker at our up-north place last year. Huge, and quite intimidating.

Posted by: My life is insanity at February 22, 2020 04:10 PM (Z/jzm)

72 I had a terrible time with woodpeckers punching holes in my siding. The stupid birds would even go at my neighbors vinyl siding. My lot is over an acre and about half woods. You would think there would be plenty of trees. I gave up all my bird feeders and had the corner boards replaced and painted and haven't had any since.

Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at February 22, 2020 04:12 PM (QzF6i)

73 What kind of woodpecker? I saw a pileated woodpecker at our up-north place last year. Huge, and quite intimidating.
Posted by: My life is insanity


it's a flicker. and I think it's the same one who tortured me mercilessly last spring. until I pegged his assfeathers with a bb gun.

he's a noisy and destructive little bastard.

Posted by: nurse ratched at February 22, 2020 04:12 PM (PkVlr)

74 Some cats will have a latent mothering instinct switch on when a baby is around. Even tomcats. Just one of those things.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 22, 2020 04:13 PM (t+qrx)

75 >>he's a noisy and destructive little bastard

Get an outside Tom cat?

Posted by: My life is insanity at February 22, 2020 04:13 PM (Z/jzm)

76 Cat won't work unless it can fly.

Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at February 22, 2020 04:14 PM (QzF6i)

77 Imagine what life would be like if cats could fly.

I suspect our civilization would have perished long ago.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 22, 2020 04:15 PM (l9m7l)

78 Posted by: My life is insanity

coyotes in the neighborhood.
and his favorite spot is near the roofline, two stories up.

Posted by: nurse ratched at February 22, 2020 04:15 PM (PkVlr)

79 I had a flicker peck through the siding and fiber board of my shop. Then he got inside. Flickers would also bang on the roof vents and a 55 gal barrel. Trying to call in a mate, I guess.

Posted by: Ronster at February 22, 2020 04:16 PM (13cYS)

80 They sound like a pneumatic drill. Not exaggerating. They would start around dawn on the wall where my bedroom is. I'd have to get up and open the bathroom window and scare them away only to have them go at another part of the house.

Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at February 22, 2020 04:17 PM (QzF6i)

81 Nurse, are you looking for permission to use something stronger than a BB gun?

Posted by: corn and beans at February 22, 2020 04:17 PM (tkNkP)

82 We had quite the hunter that stalked the resident birds and rabbits and squirrels - neighbor's cat. She was amazing to watch. Somewhat sad to see her take something down, but still an amazing little hunter.

Posted by: My life is insanity at February 22, 2020 04:17 PM (Z/jzm)

83 nurse ratched,have you tried shiny Mylar?

https://dengarden.com/pest-control/
How-to-Stop-Woodpeckers-from-Damaging-Your-House

Posted by: vmom 2020 at February 22, 2020 04:18 PM (G546f)

84 81 Nurse, are you looking for permission to use something stronger than a BB gun?
Posted by: corn and beans


heh

Posted by: nurse ratched at February 22, 2020 04:18 PM (PkVlr)

85 76 Cat won't work unless it can fly.
Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at February 22, 2020 04:14 PM (QzF6i)

That's what a catapult is for.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 22, 2020 04:19 PM (NWiLs)

86 My late husband used a BB gun because it supposedly is illegal to shoot them. Don't know if that is true or not but the BB gun was a little less obvious in a residential neighborhood.

Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at February 22, 2020 04:19 PM (QzF6i)

87 We had quite the hunter that stalked the resident birds and rabbits and
squirrels - neighbor's cat. She was amazing to watch. Somewhat sad to
see her take something down, but still an amazing little hunter.
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My neighbors still miss my old cat. Kepts the rodent populations down and if she liked you, would leave a dead mouse at the door and wait for her treats.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 22, 2020 04:21 PM (MIKMs)

88 >>coyotes in the neighborhood.
and his favorite spot is near the roofline, two stories up.

Posted by: nurse ratched at February 22, 2020 04:15 PM (PkVlr)

Ah, coyotes. That would be a problem.
Cat i mentioned above would climb onto the roof of her house by jumping from the deck rail to the gutter. She'd sit at the peak of the roof (a two story old victorian) and watch the yard. She was a hoot.

Posted by: My life is insanity at February 22, 2020 04:21 PM (Z/jzm)

89 Hi Insom! Have you seen you little kitty friend around lately?

Posted by: nurse ratched at February 22, 2020 04:22 PM (PkVlr)

90 Tassey has some excellent paw-work!

Posted by: batterup at February 22, 2020 04:23 PM (K4I9O)

91 89 Hi Insom! Have you seen you little kitty friend around lately?
Posted by: nurse ratched at February 22, 2020 04:22 PM (PkVlr)

Hello nurse! No, I haven't seen her for a while. I think I spotted her a couple of days ago as I was leaving the house, but she was gone by the time I got back. She'll show up eventually, though. Always does.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 22, 2020 04:23 PM (NWiLs)

92
it's a flicker. and I think it's the same one who tortured me mercilessly last spring. until I pegged his assfeathers with a bb gun.

he's a noisy and destructive little bastard.
Posted by: nurse ratched


Use a shotgun. Many BBs.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 22, 2020 04:25 PM (aKsyK)

93 92
it's a flicker. and I think it's the same one who tortured me mercilessly last spring. until I pegged his assfeathers with a bb gun.

he's a noisy and destructive little bastard.
Posted by: nurse ratched

Use a shotgun. Many BBs.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 22, 2020 04:25 PM (aKsyK)

Shoot two blasts through the wall!

Posted by: Joe Biden at February 22, 2020 04:26 PM (NWiLs)

94 58 oh for crying out loud.

the woodpecker is back. I won't bother yall with my rantings.
suffice to say, it's going to be a long spring.
Posted by: nurse ratched at February 22, 2020 03:58 PM (PkVlr)


So, I'm confused.

Is this the pet thread, or the gun thread?

I've heard of homing pigeons, but homing woodpeckers?

Guess almost anything is possible.

oh, and HI nurse!

BTW, GOOD NEWS! quick update:

WA state legislature has KILLED nearly all the bad bills that were stealing guns from citizens, where the Blues owned all 3 legs, the House, Senate, and Guvnor. More tomorrow during the Gun Thread.


Now, back to your fine kittehs, donkeys, and doggies.


Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 22, 2020 04:26 PM (sy5kK)

95 What kind of woodpecker? I saw a pileated woodpecker at our up-north place last year. Huge, and quite intimidating.
Posted by: My life is insanity at February 22, 2020 04:10 PM (Z/jzm)

Dang. Even the woodpeckers are juicing these days.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 22, 2020 04:27 PM (NWiLs)

96 Cat#1 is still good hunter, despite getting up there in age. Mostly mice and moles now.

Best hunting story was when he got tired of getting dive-bombed by mockingbird. He did recon and found the bird's nest. Climbed the tree and took out the nest. When mockingbird retaliated, he snared it with a right hook claws out. It was an awesome spectacle.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at February 22, 2020 04:28 PM (Dhht7)

97 >>he's a noisy and destructive little bastard.
Posted by: nurse ratched

Use a shotgun. Many BBs.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 22, 2020 04:25 PM (aKsyK)

Careful! Is it like when you kill a wasp and more come to the funeral?

Posted by: My life is insanity at February 22, 2020 04:28 PM (Z/jzm)

98 Once had an interesting bird/cat encounter. Our house had a sloped roof and windows that were about 20 feet up. From the outside it almost appeared as a second story. One day I heard an energetic tapping, and came in to see a male cardinal tapping at his reflection in the window.

The cat had also heard the tapping, and had made the leap from floor, to counter, to top of the refrigerator. He was trying to figure out how to make the next leap to the sill of the window when I walked in. I waved my arms, scared off the bird, and grabbed the cat. Thus ended the Cardinal Adventure. As far as I know, the cat never made the same leap sequence again.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at February 22, 2020 04:29 PM (WFcrO)

99 Pet Thread! WeaselDog says hola!

Posted by: Weasel at February 22, 2020 04:30 PM (MVjcR)

100 My late husband used a BB gun because it supposedly
is illegal to shoot them. Don't know if that is true or not but the BB
gun was a little less obvious in a residential neighborhood.


Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at February 22, 2020 04:19 PM

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All species of woodpeckers are protected under the 1918 Migratory Bird treaty Act.


$500 large if you get caught killing or molesting one.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at February 22, 2020 04:31 PM (JUOKG)

101 LCD,
we missed you this morning at WCA. Maybe next week?

Lucy has no interest in chasing off this menace to siding.
She is more interested in the chickadees. And the bushtits.

Posted by: nurse ratched at February 22, 2020 04:32 PM (PkVlr)

102 Another great Pet thread! Thanks MisHum.

Posted by: attila the thrilla at February 22, 2020 04:33 PM (w7KSn)

103 Heh heh. "Bushtits." Heh heh heh.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 22, 2020 04:34 PM (NWiLs)

104 And woodpeckers know they are protected so they can like a illegal do whatever they want.
( not that the woodpecker in question is a illegal woodpecker)

Posted by: Skip at February 22, 2020 04:34 PM (ZCEU2)

105 All species of woodpeckers are protected under the 1918 Migratory Bird treaty Act.
Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at February 22, 2020 04:31 PM (JUOKG)


*cursory glance at comment*

Sure, M1918 should be enough gun for woodpecker.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 22, 2020 04:34 PM (t+qrx)

106 We had a bird building a nest under an awning over one of the south-side windows. Cat would 'talk' to it and watch closely from inside, all day long. He kept watch until the babies left the nest. It was fun to watch him try to interact. Bird was never frightened away.

Posted by: My life is insanity at February 22, 2020 04:34 PM (Z/jzm)

107 84 81 Nurse, are you looking for permission to use something stronger than a BB gun?
Posted by: corn and beans


heh
Posted by: nurse ratched at February 22, 2020 04:18 PM (PkVlr)


Permission? nurse doesn't even ask for forgiveness.

woodpeckers have a frigging death wish.

and sub-sonic .22LR loads are a fascinating concept. Or put another way, "how does one quietly discharge a .22?"

oh, sorry, gun thread is tomorrow.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 22, 2020 04:34 PM (sy5kK)

108 Happy Pet Thread Day everyone. Thank You for all the great pictures and stories.

Posted by: Ben Had at February 22, 2020 04:35 PM (EvnpL)

109 101 LCD,
we missed you this morning at WCA. Maybe next week?

Lucy has no interest in chasing off this menace to siding.
She is more interested in the chickadees. And the bushtits.
Posted by: nurse ratched at February 22, 2020 04:32 PM (PkVlr)

yeah, last minute got really busy last night, and before I knew it, my 1am checkout became a 4 am check out. Which meant 6am bed. I just can't bounce back on 3 hours sleep like I did when I was only 28 and a half.

still, I hang my head in shame. I've gotta do better. You folks are having too much fun to miss!

Any chance of moving the 10am to 11am? That would help a lot.



Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 22, 2020 04:39 PM (sy5kK)

110 Donna -

Most likely the cat will stay away from the stinky crying interloper. Eventually the baby will be big and mobile and torment the cat, proving all suspicions correct.

Posted by: batterup at February 22, 2020 04:39 PM (K4I9O)

111 Why do cats chatter at birds?

Posted by: nurse ratched at February 22, 2020 04:40 PM (PkVlr)

112 >>>Why do cats chatter at birds?

My Max, the rescue, was named Sweet Talker at the shelter. He talked to everyone and everything.

Posted by: My life is insanity at February 22, 2020 04:42 PM (Z/jzm)

113 Why do cats chatter at birds?
Posted by: nurse ratched at February 22, 2020 04:40 PM (PkVlr)


The theory I heard was that it's an anticipatory reflex that means, "I really really want to perform a killing neck-bite on you, but I can't get to you right now."

Posted by: hogmartin at February 22, 2020 04:42 PM (t+qrx)

114 *waves at Ben Had*

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at February 22, 2020 04:43 PM (Dhht7)

115 111Cinnamon doesn't and never has, but her sister Sugar when alive use to chatter at all kinds of animals and birds.

Posted by: Skip at February 22, 2020 04:43 PM (ZCEU2)

116 My Max, the rescue, was named Sweet Talker at the shelter. He talked to everyone and everything.
Posted by: My life is insanity at February 22, 2020 04:42 PM (Z/jzm)


I thought she meant the specific chatter they do at prey animals that are out of reach.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wq8C-vlW_DI

Posted by: hogmartin at February 22, 2020 04:44 PM (t+qrx)

117 It was funny, he could sit in the open kitchen window watching the birds at the feeder, chattering away. The birds would ignore him. But if one of the other cats would sneak up into the window the birds would fly off.

Posted by: My life is insanity at February 22, 2020 04:44 PM (Z/jzm)

118 Cat#1 rarely talks. He used to never talk until Cat#2 started talking after we were gone for wife's illness for 6-9 months. Cat#2 is quite vocal and more sociable now.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at February 22, 2020 04:47 PM (Dhht7)

119 waving back at ya , olddog.

Posted by: Ben Had at February 22, 2020 04:48 PM (EvnpL)

120 Hogmartin, that clip and kitten is way cute!

Max would make little mews and brrps, not sounding aggressive, he was a goofy cat

Posted by: My life is insanity at February 22, 2020 04:48 PM (Z/jzm)

121 I once saw a program on I think it was National Geographic channel that showed how house cats showed the same hunting techniques as big cats like lions and tigers. It showed side by side the same stalking and pouncing behaviors.It was kind of scary in a way to think that your adorable house cat is not that evolutionary far from its wild relatives.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at February 22, 2020 04:49 PM (QzF6i)

122 It was kind of scary in a way to think that your adorable house cat is not that evolutionary far from its wild relatives.
Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at February 22, 2020 04:49 PM (QzF6i)


*glances over at Lydia, slowly oozing off couch in her sleep*

I wonder how often sleeping leopards just flop out of trees straight onto their dumb faces. And if they try to play it off by nonchalantly grooming themselves afterwards.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 22, 2020 04:53 PM (t+qrx)

123 hogmartin, maybe they were just referring to outside cats. lol

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at February 22, 2020 04:55 PM (QzF6i)

124 >>I wonder how often sleeping leopards just flop out of trees straight onto their dumb faces. And if they try to play it off by nonchalantly grooming themselves afterwards.
Posted by: hogmartin

Or how often a sleeping leopard wakes up to his tail 'stalking him' and freaks out?

Posted by: My life is insanity at February 22, 2020 04:55 PM (Z/jzm)

125 If a cheetah gets the zoomies, how can you tell?

Posted by: mikeski at February 22, 2020 05:02 PM (P1f+c)

126 I'm not quite dead yet.

Posted by: the possum at February 22, 2020 05:04 PM (Tnijr)

127 126 I'm not quite dead yet.

Posted by: the possum
--------------

Playing with us, huh?

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at February 22, 2020 05:06 PM (Dhht7)

128 Um, is Opie the Opossum . . . mort?

Not necessarily. Possums are known for playing dead as a defense. You know, "playing possum"...

Posted by: Gabby Johnson at February 22, 2020 05:07 PM (7s3Gx)

129 Since mikeski mentioned cheetahs. If you ever get a chance to see Duma, do so. It is story about a young boy and the cheetah he raises.

Posted by: Ben Had at February 22, 2020 05:07 PM (EvnpL)

130 Thanks for the replies. I know my nephew is planning on bringing blankets/clothes with the baby's scent on it home before the baby comes home, so their kitteh will be familiar with the scent.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&&&V at February 22, 2020 05:08 PM (d6Ksn)

131 I wonder how often sleeping leopards just flop out of trees straight onto their dumb faces. And if they try to play it off by nonchalantly grooming themselves afterwards.
Posted by: hogmartin

Or how often a sleeping leopard wakes up to his tail 'stalking him' and freaks out?
Posted by: My life is insanity

I'm looking down Pooh!

Posted by: Piglet...recently bounced at February 22, 2020 05:08 PM (p4Iex)

132 I just got back from the Detroit Institute of Arts showing of CatVideoFest 2020:

https://www.dia.org/events/catvideofest-2020

The place was packed and they have multiple shows today and tomorrow.

One of my favorite segments was "An Engineer's Guide to Cats 2.0":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsl_auoGuy4

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 22, 2020 05:08 PM (Dc2NZ)

133

Moby Dickpecker


Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at February 22, 2020 05:09 PM (I6T7W)

134 55 -- Yes, I have had that delightful experience. Cat won the first round, but ended up at the vet the next morning to be declawed. When she got back home, it took her about 20 seconds to realize she could no longer slice, dice, and julienne, so she began biting. She could also rabbit kick since she still had her back claws. All four of my kids were more afraid of five pounds of declawed fluff for fourteen years than they were of me. (Oddly enough, all four kids have one or more cats.)

OTOH, in my experience, most cats will readily accept the new miniature human being with little to no fuss. Just bring the baby home and go about your business. Cat will be curious but adjust. Also, there is absolutely no truth to the old wives take that cats smother babies. Cat is simply drawn to the smell of milk or a new place to sleep.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin -- current occupation: cat furniture at February 22, 2020 05:10 PM (rxdfD)

135 "The Michigan House is proposing a bill that would make it illegal for state residents to declaw their house cats."
https://tinyurl.com/vmpfamh

Posted by: the possum at February 22, 2020 05:12 PM (Tnijr)

136 Also, not pet-related, but I went to Lowe's to buy masks. I asked the guy where they were and he replied "Aisle 2, if you can find any -- they're all being bought up and shipped to China!"

I should explain that this was respirator masks, not colander face masks.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 22, 2020 05:13 PM (Dc2NZ)

137
Hah, NV is a Bernie blowout. 30% of the vote in and Bernie has 45%. Uncle Joe is a distant second at 16%. Then Lizzie, then Steyer.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at February 22, 2020 05:14 PM (rCwaK)

138
Also, not pet-related, but I went to Lowe's to buy masks. I asked the guy where they were and he replied "Aisle 2, if you can find any -- they're all being bought up and shipped to China!"

Posted by: All Hail Eris



How ironic -- that's where all the masks came from!

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at February 22, 2020 05:16 PM (I6T7W)

139 We have a pair of Pileated woodpeckers come visit a black gum tree in out yard each fall when the berries are ripe magnificent birds, we had never seen till we moved to GA from the Northern climes of New England.

Posted by: Semilitterate at February 22, 2020 05:18 PM (XTf5e)

140
It's a complicated mess, but they're switching the NV results from raw vote to delegates. Bernie has 55%, a clear majority. (this is due to throwing out unviable candidates and taking their second choices).

Bernie may well get a majority of delegates to the convention on first ballot, if the DNC doesn't pull any shenanigans.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at February 22, 2020 05:20 PM (rCwaK)

141 Great pets everyone, as usual !

Posted by: JT at February 22, 2020 05:21 PM (arJlL)

142 This afternoon I worked on a message for church tomorrow and my doggie actually let me concentrate. Good girl.

Posted by: Northernlurker at February 22, 2020 05:22 PM (Uu+Jp)

143 How ironic -- that's where all the masks came from!
Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at February 22, 2020 05:16 PM (I6T7W)
---

Right? Plus, somebody said any medical supplies shipped back to the Motherland for family members will be confiscated and used by hospitals.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 22, 2020 05:24 PM (Dc2NZ)

144 How ironic -- that's where all the masks came from!
Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at February 22, 2020 05:16 PM (I6T7W)


~tHe CiRcLe oF LiFe~

Posted by: hogmartin at February 22, 2020 05:25 PM (t+qrx)

145 Also, not pet-related, but I went to Lowe's to buy
masks. I asked the guy where they were and he replied "Aisle 2, if you
can find any -- they're all being bought up and shipped to China!"



I should explain that this was respirator masks, not colander face masks.






Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 22, 2020 05:13 PM

---

The home depot in Sherman had a sign Thursday that you can only buy a maximum of 6 dust masks or respirators per day.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at February 22, 2020 05:27 PM (JUOKG)

146 Chess thread up.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 22, 2020 05:30 PM (t+qrx)

147 Nurse Ratched... Either a decent quality air rifle, and pellets, not bbs, or a 22 with some CCI quiet rounds. They generally will not cycle a semi auto, but, "One shot, one kill" right?

Posted by: Jesse in DC at February 22, 2020 06:22 PM (ouR/N)

148 DNC announces Hillary wins Democratic nomination, Buttigieg gets Veep nod

Feb 22, 2020 (Deep State Times) In a low-key announcement intended only for the highest level of global operatives, the Democratic National Committee has revealed the winner of the Democratic primary and caucus battles, and it is a complete surprise: Hillary Clinton, who had not formally announced for the race. Hillary famously died on September 11, 2016, when she collapsed into her death at a 9/11 memorial event. Her dead corpse was caught on camera as it was chucked into a van like a side of meat. Unfortunately, medical efforts to revive her failed. It was a stroke of terrible luck that the clone of Hillary that took over for her was defective, and then-candidate Donald Trump dealt the clone crushing defeat and after crushing defeat in the debates. The final effort of Deep State Operative James Comey in late October of 2016 to baselessly exonerate Hillary on the eve of the election fell flat, as the misdeeds of Hillary's political career, the infamy of Benghazi, and the bribe-taking and money laundering of her Clinton Foundation weighed on voters minds, causing her total failure in the 2016 Presidential campaign. As her clone raged on into a drunken stupor on election night, her handlers, including Bill Clinton, decided to unleash "The Insurance Policy," and swiftly unfounded allegations regarding Donald Trump and Russia would go on to plague the headlines for years afterward. The hydra of the deep state, with the CIA as one its brains, hatched the scheme to hoodwink American voters into bamboozling themselves with more "globalism" ideology that could be used to steal their money in various ways.


Posted by: Deep State News at February 22, 2020 10:30 PM (5rmY3)

149 We used to have small dog who sat on the cat

Posted by: Tamaa the Drongo Bird at February 24, 2020 05:14 PM (wGqjj)

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