Ace of Spades Pet Thread

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Good afternoon everyone. Welcome to the almost world famous Ace of Spades Pet Thread. Sit back, relax and enjoy the world of pets.

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A Little of This. A Little of That.


From Teresa in Forth Worth, A tarantula sheds its skin.


From our regular contributor, Shibumi, "And now... links. Because that is more fun than doing taxes."

Cute dog house.

Quite the look.

Angry cat.


It seems several times a week I hear from Hank Curmudgeon. This week was no different. Cute relationship.


Thank you Shibumi and Hank. You folks sure do find the neatest pet things.


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Meet The PetMorons

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I was going to post the last two members of our feline family this week, but instead we got some lousy news. Birdman, one of our original kittens who was posted just a month or so ago, was diagnosed with kidney failure. It was already very bad and we couldn’t see any reason to prolong the agony - his or ours. He was no longer filtering anything and poison was building up in his system. So this morning we visited the vet for the last time and Birdman passed over the rainbow bridge.

He was pampered to the extreme over the weekend, and we’re pretty sure he and the other cats knew what was up. He used to follow me around like a puppy, and just this past year “raised" a litter of three feral kittens, grooming them, playing with them, and teaching them how to open screen doors. His legacy lives on in those three girls. His feral mother was our first rescue, and Birdman would have been 15 years old next month. He got his name because he never could give a proper “meow”, it was always a cheep or squeak.

I’ll post the the last of our rescues next time. For now - we had a heck of a time, Birdy, and I’ll miss you waking me up every morning at 4.

As always, thanks for posting the pets. - BamaBubba


So sorry to hear of Birdman's passing. He certainly was a handsome young lad. Thanks for sharing your story with us. We know it must have been hard.

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We’ve got quite a few cats (disclaimer - all spayed and neutered and up to date on their shots) as you tend to accumulate homeless cats when you live on 15 acres in the country. Well, we used to be out in the country before Ohio and New Jersey invaded. Anyhow, this girl is Batcat (because of her perfect imitation of Batman’s mask). She does enjoy a fire in the fireplace. - Andrew

Tough life Batman, but someone has to do it amirite? Great photo Andrew and what a big hearted Moron you are. Thanks for the submission.

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Hi, Misanthropic Humanitarian and fellow voracious readers of the Pet Thread.
Here is a Still Life With Sleepy Felines. We adopted Ashley (the black cat) and his soulmate Carmen (on the blanket) about 12 years ago from a group of cat-rescue volunteers. Carmen recently developed hyperthyroidism but she is stable with twice-daily methimazole pills. Their close friend Kitty came to the neighborhood a few years ago. We fed her outside for a while but when it got colder she decided to move in.
Congratulations on four years of the Pet Thread! - Rich

What a lovely "family" you have there Rich. Looks like you know how to perform the cat roundup. Cool photo. And thanks for your kind words.


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Mis Hum,

All the best to you and yours. Your man in Hong Kong, Publius Redux, here. I still can report that there are no rage zombies in the streets due to the COVID-19 virus. But everyone is wearing a mask. Anyway, we shall see in the next few days whether the ChiComs have this under control or whether this virus is a “wildfire” scenario.

In other matters I give to you the funniest “beware of _____” type sign I have seen in a while. It was posted at a local shop along my commute route, in English and Cantonese, and I am sure you will find it funny. I sure did. Please share with our moron pet folks if you also like it.

In other matters, I would like to also send along some honorary pet moron pics. As you know, ole Publius Redux, being the footloose and fancy-free ex-pat, does not have pets of his own (although I grew up with them in the family, extensively). Instead, I live my pet owner life vicariously through others. In this instance, for instance, my sisters'. Sister Redux lives in Singapore (and also used to live in Hong Kong) and has two dogs. They are cute as buttons, but a bit skittish except with those they know well, due to their backgrounds. One is named “Loosey.” That’s the black and tan coloured one. She is named that due to the fact that my sister rescued her from the streets of Mui Wo, on Lantau Island (where she lived at the time. That’s my sister, not the dog, although I guess the dog lived there too, obviously) where she was a puppy running “loose” in the town and creating an awful racket while trying to avoid being caught. As legend goes, Sister Redux was summoned by the townspeople and when she arrived she simply scooped up the dog in her coat, looked at it and said “you are my dog now – I shall take you home and name you Loosey!” The dog reportedly sighed, stopped making noise and settled into her jacket. She was brought to Casa Sister Redux in Lantau and installed as a family pet.

The other dog, the orange one with the ear flopped over ( so cute) is also a rescue pup. His name is “Max” and she got him from a mutual friend who got him from a shipyard. So he’s the cagey “dog from the Singapore docks.” I picture him talking like Marlon Brando from On the waterfront! He is soft and sleek and always on the run. A cute pup indeed. Both are living the good life in casa Sister Redux Singapore. Talk about “lucky dogs!” Not sure if I can even guess at the breed mixture of these two true mutts. I will leave that speculation to the Horde (Have at it)!

Anyway – hope you like all this and can use some, if not all, of it. If anyone needs me they can get in touch with me at my website: https://www.thegrouchygweilo.com/
All the best MH! - Pax Ex -Publius Redux

It is always good to hear from you Publius Redux and I hope you don't mind that I shared your entire email. Just an awesome letter and quite the world you live in. Glad you are feeling well. Thanks for sharing today.


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So glad you liked Miss Grace!!

This handsome fellow is Blizzard. He was rescued from a kill pen as a scruffy 4 month old (first pic). After a couple weeks, we gained his confidence (with lots and lots of treats), started sponsoring him and trained him to walk on a lead. He seems to be a happy boy, but needs a girlfriend.

We believe he has some mammoth donkey in him (thank you George Washington!).

MW in Texas

What a handsome animal. It is one thing to save a dog or a cat from shelter, but a donkey! Awesome. It sounds like he has found a solid home and has a great life. Thanks for sharing this story today.


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Meet Olive. She was an office cat at a previous employer. They were going to send her to a shelter. As I needed a pet I adopted her. She keeps me sane. Spud Bud in St. Louis

Thanks Spud Bud, great nic. The City? Well, you could do worse. BTW Olive is one of my "Grandkids".

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Hi MisHum,

Last December my mom had to put down her 18 year old cat. She was the last of three siblings, so when I came to visit I took her to a shelter in Spokane, WA to get another cat. This is Blackie. He's about 4-5 years old and was found in a trap that's also used to catch coons and such, and he was injured. After he was available for adoption he was adopted for a few days but was returned. They felt he was too needy and meowed too much (people are stoopid). Yes, he's needy, is a talker, and a lap cat (he head-butted me a few hours after we got him home). He's found a home. - Jake Holenhead

Well Jake, it sounds like a perfect match for both your Mom and Blackie. May he give her many years of companionship. Thank you for sharing with us today.


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Thank you Morons for the links and pets. A great bunch of pets this week which is par for the course as you guys rock.

If you have something to share with us pet related, please contact us at petmorons at the gmail dot com.

Have a great week!!!


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1 Does anyone have any exit polls?

Posted by: Serious Cat at February 29, 2020 03:03 PM (zqs/f)

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Your pets, tell me about them!

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at February 29, 2020 03:05 PM (7MK/T)

3 In case anybody missed the video "Double H Canine Training Academy, Epic Service Dog Training Failure" from WeirdDave's F-Bombs and Commies post, it's here:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/w65utlj

It's great.

Posted by: m at February 29, 2020 03:09 PM (UZ8BZ)

4 Hola

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at February 29, 2020 03:10 PM (grLBe)

5 Is that a donkey or a burro?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 29, 2020 03:10 PM (XVuno)

6 1 Does anyone have any exit polls?
Posted by: Serious Cat at February 29, 2020 03:03 PM (zqs/f)

my 2 bichons are hungry

Posted by: REDACTED at February 29, 2020 03:11 PM (rpxSz)

7 Bottom kitty in the picture of the 3 kitties looks just like my two kitties, Bella and Buddy.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at February 29, 2020 03:12 PM (Do5/p)

8 He seems to be a happy boy, but needs a girlfriend.

on Tindr

should be a snap

Posted by: REDACTED at February 29, 2020 03:12 PM (rpxSz)

9 Cats are evil.

Posted by: Yorkie Anti Feline League at February 29, 2020 03:13 PM (2JDMN)

10 Birdman looks just like our Maine Coon, Fluff. So Sorry for the loss.

Posted by: Cannibal Blob at February 29, 2020 03:13 PM (Orx/W)

11 Happy Caturday everyone

Posted by: Skip at February 29, 2020 03:14 PM (ZCEU2)

12 Corgis race for charity at my alma mater:

https://bit.ly/2TrWz6X

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at February 29, 2020 03:15 PM (Do5/p)

13 What a great cat Birdman was! Thanks for telling some of his stories.

Posted by: m at February 29, 2020 03:15 PM (UZ8BZ)

14 Yorkies are short and have funny ears.

Posted by: Feline Anti Yorkie Alliance at February 29, 2020 03:16 PM (2JDMN)

15 Mammals are all free oxygen thieves.

Posted by: Worldwide Fish Coalition at February 29, 2020 03:17 PM (2JDMN)

16 Great email/story from Publius Redux.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at February 29, 2020 03:18 PM (BiNEL)

17 Good Saturday afternoon, pet horde!

Great links--I really want one of those little Hmong dogs. So cute!

Our semi-feral kitty has not come home for three weeks. Ever since we nursed his fighting wounds, started feeding him, and got him to come inside, he's never been gone more than three days. I think he's gone for good.

There is a house down the street that always has about a half dozen cats outside (probably our Hobo came from that lot). They are also all gone. Hmmm.

Posted by: April at February 29, 2020 03:18 PM (OX9vb)

18 How can you post this pet stuff.. We are supposed to panic because of Corona Virus and destroy Trump and vote for whom ever the Demoncrat candidate will be. This is our only hope and we will then be forgiven by Chocolate Jesus for our past sins for voting for Trump the Evil. Come on people lets get the mass panic started ............ Thank God for Dr. Pelosi and Dr. Schumer too !!!!

Posted by: James at February 29, 2020 03:19 PM (qM84C)

19 Nice Pets Y'all!......

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 29, 2020 03:19 PM (Z+IKu)

20 Birdman looks like the cat in the link that looks like it wants to kill you, but is really sweet.

Posted by: April at February 29, 2020 03:19 PM (OX9vb)

21 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge at February 29, 2020 03:23 PM (Zz0t1)

22 20 Birdman looks like the cat in the link that looks like it wants to kill you, but is really sweet.
Posted by: April at February 29, 2020 03:19 PM (OX9vb)
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Ha! True dat!

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 29, 2020 03:23 PM (M/9m0)

23 I have a dog and a cat. The dog is a Mini Aussie.

The cat is Orange Cat Bad.

Posted by: Sponge at February 29, 2020 03:23 PM (Zz0t1)

24 Corgi Howls while she eats.

https://youtu.be/OqHR8w-tXMY

Posted by: buzzion at February 29, 2020 03:24 PM (Z7lwY)

25 Posted by: April at February 29, 2020 03:18 PM (OX9vb)

Oh, April, I'm sorry. Maybe there's some hope left.

Posted by: m at February 29, 2020 03:28 PM (UZ8BZ)

26 My cat is getting very old, as soon as I sit she wants on my lap and will not listen to no.

Posted by: Skip at February 29, 2020 03:29 PM (ZCEU2)

27 always a highlight!

Posted by: Kazi at February 29, 2020 03:30 PM (0x00j)

28 Speaking of weasels, the Golden Scalp Weasel is just getting ready to speak at CPAC.

https://cpac.conservative.org/attend/live/

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at February 29, 2020 03:33 PM (Dhht7)

29 I am convinced that the Hmong dog is really either a cog or a dat, although it might be a caog or doat!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at February 29, 2020 03:33 PM (BiNEL)

30 Great looking group of moronimals. Thanks, MisHum for this thread.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at February 29, 2020 03:34 PM (Dhht7)

31 Must be Caturday.

Posted by: Emmie at February 29, 2020 03:35 PM (87gB3)

32 So sorry for your loss, BamaBubba (and all who have lost their furry friends)

There's a new kitty roaming our yard that looks a lot like Birdman. Don't know if s/he has another home somewhere but sure isn't the typical skittish feral.

Posted by: JQ at February 29, 2020 03:36 PM (whOIk)

33 Guess it must also be Doggieday and Donkeyday.

Posted by: Emmie at February 29, 2020 03:38 PM (87gB3)

34 Yup the pets are cute but you can't eat them like the veggies & fruits unless!!!???.
Anyone eaten a donkey @ Burro Hut?

Posted by: saf at February 29, 2020 03:40 PM (5IHGB)

35 It's awesome that we have our very own man in Hong Kong, reporting from behind enemy lines.

Posted by: runner at February 29, 2020 03:40 PM (zr5Kq)

36 This handsome fellow is Blizzard. He was rescued from a kill pen as a scruffy 4 month old (first pic). After a couple weeks, we gained his confidence (with lots and lots of treats), started sponsoring him and trained him to walk on a lead. He seems to be a happy boy, but needs a girlfriend.

We believe he has some mammoth donkey in him (thank you George Washington!).

MW in Texas=


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what is that creature ? I thought they can't reproduce ?

Posted by: runner at February 29, 2020 03:42 PM (zr5Kq)

37 runner

Mules can't reproduce.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 29, 2020 03:43 PM (u82oZ)

38

Mules can't reproduce.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 29, 2020 03:43 PM (u82oZ)


that's what I thought - a mule is a cross between donkey and a horse and sterile

Posted by: runner at February 29, 2020 03:44 PM (zr5Kq)

39 *and is sterile

Posted by: runner at February 29, 2020 03:44 PM (zr5Kq)

40 Mules can't reproduce.

Back when anybody cared about The Daily Kos, I'd call the proprietor "Markos Mule Tits".

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at February 29, 2020 03:45 PM (ykYG2)

41 so why does he need a girlfriend , hmmmmm ??

Posted by: runner at February 29, 2020 03:45 PM (zr5Kq)

42 41 so why does he need a girlfriend , hmmmmm ??
Posted by: runner at February 29, 2020 03:45 PM (zr5Kq)
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He's a donkey (burro) not a mule!

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 29, 2020 03:46 PM (M/9m0)

43 Where do you think burritos come from?!?

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 29, 2020 03:46 PM (M/9m0)

44 He's a donkey (burro) not a mule!
Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 29, 2020 03:46 PM (M/9m0)


Ah!

Posted by: runner at February 29, 2020 03:48 PM (zr5Kq)

45 From Burritostan ??

Posted by: runner at February 29, 2020 03:48 PM (zr5Kq)

46
Well, I'm off to feel the Bern. It's going to feel weird to vote for Democrat, much more and actual communist.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at February 29, 2020 03:49 PM (rCwaK)

47 Where do you think burritos come from?!?

Well... at least it's not dog. (Not since 1521.)

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at February 29, 2020 03:49 PM (ykYG2)

48 Happy Caturday everyone-- for any Pet Moron looking for something worthwhile to watch online, here is a link to PBS's science channel, NOVA. This week they posted two new hour-long episodes about pets, titled "Dog Tales" and "Cat Tales." They're in the menu at the right-hand side on the link: https://tinyurl.com/ycbd5mx4

They're family-friendly in that the science (some history, some archaeology, some neuroscience, some veterinary medicine) would appeal to kids and teenagers as well as adults. Suggest watching these episodes sooner rather than later, as PBS puts its episodes in a pay-to-view category after about two weeks. Anyway, enjoy!

Posted by: Basement Cat at February 29, 2020 03:51 PM (pPNCa)

49 Sorry to hear that, April.

This town is getting a coyote population. I'd been here 8-9 years and heard them at night, but only started seeing them in the daylight this winter.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at February 29, 2020 03:51 PM (ykYG2)

50 43 Where do you think burritos come from?!?
Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 29, 2020 03:46 PM (M/9m0)

; )

Posted by: m at February 29, 2020 03:53 PM (UZ8BZ)

51 46
Well, I'm off to feel the Bern. It's going to feel weird to vote for Democrat, much more and actual communist.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at February 29, 2020 03:49 PM (rCwaK)

Ewww. Remember to wash your hands afterward.

Posted by: m at February 29, 2020 03:54 PM (UZ8BZ)

52 This is a coyote area, but I haven't seen any in town. That's a possibility. That wouldn't sadden me as much as some person killing the cats.

Posted by: April at February 29, 2020 03:54 PM (OX9vb)

53 so why does he need a girlfriend , hmmmmm ??

Mules can be either male or female; a female ("molly") mule can theoretically become pregnant if she has estrus cycles. But even if two mules are both sterile, there's no reason why the john mule might not like some companionship.

Posted by: Basement Cat at February 29, 2020 03:56 PM (pPNCa)

54 A huge Biden win tonight would make him the favorite over Trump especially with the Coronavirus hype going no-stop. A lot of SC Republicans and Super Tuesday R's will weep and moan that they should have voted for Sanders when Biden breaks free and gets the nod. A Biden candidacy immediately pulls PA/MI out of Trump's column as a start

Posted by: DisinterestedDem at February 29, 2020 03:58 PM (3IElI)

55 It's coyote mating season - they get very frisky in feb/march.

Posted by: runner at February 29, 2020 03:59 PM (zr5Kq)

56 I thought the problem with mule procreation wasn't that they produce sperm or eggs. I thought the problem was that their chromosomes are wonky on account of horses and donkeys having different numbers of pairs.

I'm not saying it can't happen - I'm not a geneticist. We're finding out now that Homo Erectus roaming southern Eurasia managed to knock up some Neanders. They were, what, a million years apart? But that sort of thing has to be very very rare.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at February 29, 2020 04:00 PM (ykYG2)

57 He's a donkey (burro) not a mule!
Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 29, 2020 03:46 PM (M/9m0)



Iiiiinteresting. I read somewhere that horses like to have donkey around. Or was it goats ? not sure...

Posted by: runner at February 29, 2020 04:00 PM (zr5Kq)

58 I want a mule just like the mule that married dear old dad.

Posted by: John Mule at February 29, 2020 04:00 PM (aKsyK)

59 54

Please, no political comments on the Pet Thread.

Posted by: Basement Cat at February 29, 2020 04:00 PM (pPNCa)

60 oh, sorry that was supposed to be response to BasementCat

let me try again :

Mules can be either male or female; a female ("molly") mule can theoretically become pregnant if she has estrus cycles. But even if two mules are both sterile, there's no reason why the john mule might not like some companionship.
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Iiiiinteresting. I read somewhere that horses like to have donkey around. Or was it goats ? not sure...

Posted by: runner at February 29, 2020 04:01 PM (zr5Kq)

61 >>>Anyhow, this girl is Batcat (because of her perfect imitation of Batman's mask). She does enjoy a fire in the fireplace.

She's a cute one.
And spoiled!

Posted by: m at February 29, 2020 04:01 PM (UZ8BZ)

62 *much better

Posted by: runner at February 29, 2020 04:02 PM (zr5Kq)

63 (3IElI)

My critters don't give a damn about sloppy joe.

Posted by: JQ at February 29, 2020 04:02 PM (whOIk)

64 I read somewhere that horses like to have donkey around. Or was it goats ? not sure...

Llamas think sheep are adorable and like to help herd them around. There were llamas on my way to/from my last commute. Sadly I have a different commute now.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at February 29, 2020 04:03 PM (ykYG2)

65 >>>From Teresa in Forth Worth, A tarantula sheds its skin.

The truth in advertising for that link is going to keep me from clicking it.

Posted by: m at February 29, 2020 04:03 PM (UZ8BZ)

66 A huge Biden win tonight would make him the favorite over Trump especially with the Coronavirus hype going no-stop. A lot of SC Republicans and Super Tuesday R's will weep and moan that they should have voted for Sanders when Biden breaks free and gets the nod. A Biden candidacy immediately pulls PA/MI out of Trump's column as a start
Posted by: DisinterestedDem at February 29, 2020 03:58 PM (3IElI)



Ha! Biden's about one lost IQ point away from jacking off onstage,

and drawing penises on the wall with his poo.

Give the poor old fellow some rice pudding and give him a nap. It's almost 3!



Posted by: naturalfake at February 29, 2020 04:04 PM (z0XD8)

67 I read somewhere that horses like to have donkey around.

Well, most mules are the result of a male donkey mating with a female horse. So maybe mares think of male donkeys as The Paolo.

Posted by: Basement Cat at February 29, 2020 04:06 PM (pPNCa)

68 57----.....Or was it goats ? not sure...
Posted by: runner at February 29, 2020 04:00 PM (zr5Kq)
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Okay, this is getting faaaaar too kinky.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 29, 2020 04:06 PM (M/9m0)

69 A Biden candidacy immediately pulls PA/MI out of Trump's column as a start
Posted by: DisinterestedDem at February 29, 2020 03:58 PM (3IElI)

For fuck's sake, can you stop the damned whistling?

Posted by: the Graveyard at February 29, 2020 04:08 PM (7vkOS)

70 >>>Meet Olive. . . . She keeps me sane.

Good kitteh.

Posted by: m at February 29, 2020 04:08 PM (UZ8BZ)

71 Posted by: m at February 29, 2020 04:03 PM

Lol, I won't click on it either!

youtu.be/4vudA72hibg

Posted by: JQ at February 29, 2020 04:09 PM (whOIk)

72 From Bluebird of Bitterness, some Caturday humor about cat bowling:

https://tinyurl.com/rhuzcu8

It's one more illustration of the first rule of cats: "If It Fits, I Sits." (The kittens in the last photo are particularly cute.)

Posted by: Basement Cat at February 29, 2020 04:11 PM (pPNCa)

73 64---Llamas think sheep are adorable and like to help herd them around. There were llamas on my way to/from my last commute. Sadly I have a different commute now.
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at February 29, 2020 04:03 PM (ykYG2)
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Yeah, our previous neighbors raised sheep.
(The missus was into spinning, weaving, etc.)
Sometime along the way they got a llama who fit right in.

Anyway, when their border collie died, the llama just stepped into the shepherd role as if born to it. It was amazing!

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 29, 2020 04:11 PM (M/9m0)

74 24
Corgi Howls while she eats.



https://youtu.be/OqHR8w-tXMY

She has huge ears. At first I thought she was not yet full grown but at the end, she looks full size.

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at February 29, 2020 04:12 PM (XzVUd)

75 More thoughts on the coyote theory...one night, the dogs were going nuts, barking and barking and I didn't see anything or anyone.

I peeked out the door the next morning and saw paw prints in the snow on the porch, told my husband I thought the cat had been around, because paw prints. When I got home from work that eve, he told me the prints were too big, that it was probably a stray dog. He even mentioned maybe a coyote, and I laughed that off.

Now, in hindsight, this is making sense.

Posted by: April at February 29, 2020 04:15 PM (OX9vb)

76 Nyah!

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 29, 2020 04:17 PM (+oODp)

77 *sees Jake Holenhead's pictures*

Huh, that looks like an American Bombay.

*reads description of Blackie*

Yup, that's an American Bombay.

Congratulations to Jake's mother on acquiring a dog in a cat's body!

Posted by: pookysgirl, kitty mama at February 29, 2020 04:18 PM (XKZwp)

78 You notice no one, and I do mean NO ONE, has commented on the link to the tarantula shedding its skin.
Perhaps, like me, everyone else said "Er.....no."

But then, I am slightly tempted.
Very slightly. Itty bitty bitty tempted.
No. Just say no, Margarita.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 29, 2020 04:24 PM (M/9m0)

79 The service dog failure video never gets old. What a goofball he is and what a nice reminder that people still like you as long as you are well intentioned when you screw up.

Posted by: corn and beans at February 29, 2020 04:25 PM (tkNkP)

80 79 The service dog failure video never gets old. What a goofball he is and what a nice reminder that people still like you as long as you are well intentioned when you screw up.
Posted by: corn and beans at February 29, 2020 04:25 PM (tkNkP)

I thought at first that he was a retired service dog, and that the staff was letting him play-act at being a service dog. He was skidding around the room like he was on ice.

Posted by: m at February 29, 2020 04:29 PM (UZ8BZ)

81 My critters don't give a damn about sloppy joe.

Posted by: JQ at February 29, 2020 04:02 PM
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TBH, I like Sloppy Joes. Sleepy Joe, not so much.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at February 29, 2020 04:32 PM (Dhht7)

82 You notice no one, and I do mean NO ONE, has commented on the link to the tarantula shedding its skin.

I assumed MisHum posted the link to preempt the usual complaint from Arthropod Guy about the mammalocentric focus of the Pet Thread.

Posted by: Basement Cat at February 29, 2020 04:33 PM (pPNCa)

83 Why do people have to discuss politics on a thread that's supposed to be about pets? Geesh!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 29, 2020 04:35 PM (WI7YS)

84 Condolences on the loss of Birdman. I tried to hang on too long to a beloved cat with advanced kidney failure because I couldn't bear to let him go. Now I know better. You were kind and brave to recognize when it was time and help Birdman along.

Posted by: corn and beans at February 29, 2020 04:35 PM (tkNkP)

85 I watched the tarantula molting video just because. The wonder of nature.

Posted by: Northernlurker, still lurking after all these years at February 29, 2020 04:40 PM (eAMlh)

86 I don't know if it's a pet, but it is a adorable picture of a baby goat:

https://tinyurl.com/sxxlo5w

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 29, 2020 04:41 PM (WI7YS)

87
I watched the tarantula molting video just because. The wonder of nature.
Posted by: Northernlurker,

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I was resolved not to click. I clicked, saw just the headline, and hit the back-arrow. Not going there.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at February 29, 2020 04:45 PM (G51Gf)

88 Adorable pet moans!

Posted by: redridinghood at February 29, 2020 04:46 PM (wiXsO)

89
The service dog failure video never gets old. What a goofball he is and what a nice reminder that people still like you as long as you are well intentioned when you screw up.
Posted by: corn and beans

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I was saying last night, the Bart Simpson of service dogs. I don't know why he was allowed to stay in the class setting such a bad example for the other students.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at February 29, 2020 04:46 PM (G51Gf)

90 Good thing that little cat/dog from Vietnam is a star and not destined to be someone's dinner.

Posted by: redridinghood at February 29, 2020 04:49 PM (wiXsO)

91 Thanks Mis Hum! That tarantula vid is neat, but a bit creepy.

pookysgirl,

I think you're right about Blackie being an America Bombay. But a dog in a cat's body? Ack! I like "parlor panther" better.

Posted by: Jake Holenhead at February 29, 2020 04:49 PM (P1GvV)

92 Morons.... damn you autocorrect.

Posted by: redridinghood at February 29, 2020 04:51 PM (wiXsO)

93 When did spiders become pets? Boot; meet spider's lair.

*stomp*

Posted by: Fritz at February 29, 2020 04:54 PM (ATCV4)

94 The photo Still Life With Sleepy Felines looks like a B. Kliban cartoon come to life, that could have a title of something like, Deciding the Fate of the Humans in the House.

Posted by: Gref at February 29, 2020 04:54 PM (AMIL/)

95 65 >>>From Teresa in Forth Worth, A tarantula sheds its skin.

The truth in advertising for that link is going to keep me from clicking it.
Posted by: m at February 29, 2020 04:03 PM (UZ8BZ)


Curses, foiled again!

I was rather hoping that Mis Hum would put a misleading link name on that to lure the unsuspecting into the.....er....um.... "web".

I should have known that he is far too honorable to do that.I

Ah, well. I guess I will have to find my Saturday fun somewhere else...

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas at February 29, 2020 05:00 PM (X7cnY)

96 Love the videos submitted by Hank Curmudgeon.
I've watched them 4 times.

Posted by: redridinghood at February 29, 2020 05:01 PM (wiXsO)

97 Something for the 'ettes on the Pet Thread: photos of 25 star athletes (NBA, NHL, MLB, NBA) with their pets: there's a pet camel and a pet lemur as well as dogs and cats in the lineup: https://tinyurl.com/wmrswcl

Don't see any tarantulas, though.

Posted by: Basement Cat at February 29, 2020 05:01 PM (pPNCa)

98 Greetings, pet lovers!
All wonderful things to our furry friends.
Thanks for the thread, MisHum!

Posted by: navybrat, at large at February 29, 2020 05:03 PM (w7KSn)

99 Jake, Blackie looks just like our Kink. Apart from the fishing in the toilet thing.

Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at February 29, 2020 05:04 PM (tAuzy)

100 Happy Pet Thread Day everybody.

Posted by: Ben Had at February 29, 2020 05:05 PM (8tppx)

101 100

Ben Had!-- was wondering when you'd show up and put us some knowledge about the horse/donkey/mule discussion earlier on the thread.

Posted by: Basement Cat at February 29, 2020 05:07 PM (pPNCa)

102
I was saying last night, the Bart Simpson of service dogs. I don't know why he was allowed to stay in the class setting such a bad example for the other students.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia


In one episode of Columbo his Basset hound got kicked out of obedience school because he "demoralized" the other students.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 29, 2020 05:09 PM (aKsyK)

103 Something for the 'ettes on the Pet Thread: photos of 25 star athletes (NBA, NHL, MLB, NBA) with their pets: there's a pet camel and a pet lemur as well as dogs and cats in the lineup: https://tinyurl.com/wmrswcl


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I'd love to play with their pets, IYKWIMAITYD.

Posted by: Pete Buttigieg at February 29, 2020 05:10 PM (zr5Kq)

104 97 ...photos of 25 star athletes (NBA, NHL, MLB, NBA) with their pets.... https://tinyurl.com/wmrswcl

Posted by: Basement Cat at February 29, 2020 05:01 PM (pPNCa)
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Fun link, BC!
Thx.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 29, 2020 05:11 PM (M/9m0)

105 Something for the 'ettes on the Pet Thread: photos of 25 star athletes (NBA, NHL, MLB, NBA) with their pets: there's a pet camel and a pet lemur as well as dogs and cats in the lineup: https://tinyurl.com/wmrswcl

Don't see any tarantulas, though.
Posted by: Basement Cat at February 29, 2020 05:01 PM (pPNCa)
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The athletes are wearing clothes though... but still nice.

Posted by: redridinghood at February 29, 2020 05:11 PM (wiXsO)

106 Well, the Golden Scalp Weasel (pet related, kind of) just finished speaking at CPAC. Think it was close to 1.5 hrs. He was on fire.

*waves at Ben Had*

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at February 29, 2020 05:13 PM (Dhht7)

107 Basement Cat, I think you all have it figured out pretty good.

Posted by: Ben Had at February 29, 2020 05:15 PM (8tppx)

108 Publius Redux and his sister are living the life we had in the 90's...Singapore and HK.

While living in Singapore we had 2 cats and a yellow lab. When we moved to HK we found homes for the 2 cats but brought the yellow lab with us to HK. She moved back to the US with us when we left HK. Best damn dog that ever lived...well traveled too! I still miss her to this day and she died in 2009.

Posted by: Tami at February 29, 2020 05:17 PM (cF8AT)

109 The athletes are wearing clothes though... but still nice.

Well, the Pet Thread is supposed to be family-friendly! Anyway, glad you enjoyed the photos.

Posted by: Basement Cat at February 29, 2020 05:17 PM (pPNCa)

110 raises a glass to olddog. I just got off the mower.

These horses don't eat fast enough.

Posted by: Ben Had at February 29, 2020 05:18 PM (8tppx)

111 107

I'm glad to hear that-- I always think of you as a horse expert as well as a horse whisperer.

Posted by: Basement Cat at February 29, 2020 05:18 PM (pPNCa)

112 Why do people have to discuss politics on a thread that's supposed to be about pets? Geesh!

I just like saying 'llama'. llama llama llama llama

It's fun.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at February 29, 2020 05:20 PM (ykYG2)

113 I just got off the mower.

These horses don't eat fast enough.

Posted by: Ben Had at February 29, 2020 05:18 PM
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Can I send you some deer? What they don't eat, they trample.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at February 29, 2020 05:21 PM (Dhht7)

114 Basement Cat, I can't agree with the expert part, as I learn something new everyday.

I do try to whisper unless the damn horse is standing on my foot and then I scream!

Posted by: Ben Had at February 29, 2020 05:22 PM (8tppx)

115 Mira mi llama !

Posted by: Amy (Elena) Klobucharsita at February 29, 2020 05:23 PM (zr5Kq)

116 Jake, Blackie looks just like our Kink. Apart from the fishing in the toilet thing.
Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at February 29, 2020 05:04 PM

Heh. There weren't any brown trout for him to catch. Before I got the camera he was splayed out on the seat with his head down in the bowl. I think he was trying to get a drink.

Posted by: Jake Holenhead at February 29, 2020 05:23 PM (P1GvV)

117

NOOD

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at February 29, 2020 05:23 PM (7MK/T)

118 Mary rode a donkey,Jesus rode a Mustang.


BOTH HERTZ!

Posted by: saf at February 29, 2020 05:23 PM (5IHGB)

119 Da Chess Thread is accepting comments !

Posted by: JT at February 29, 2020 05:24 PM (arJlL)

120 Hopefully, SC is shredding and burning all ballots to avoid Chicom virus interference with our election process.

Neat, I am surrounded by Chicom virus positive sickies. Jackson high school is under a mile away. Can't wait for the roundup of quarantine violators.

Papieren, kamerad!

Its just a matter of time.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at February 29, 2020 05:33 PM (EnQC8)

121 Da Chess Thread is accepting comments !

Posted by: JT at February 29, 2020 05:24 PM (arJlL)


A most elegant transition post!
Perfect for the chest thread introduction!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at February 29, 2020 05:35 PM (BiNEL)

122 109 The athletes are wearing clothes though... but still nice.

Well, the Pet Thread is supposed to be family-friendly! Anyway, glad you enjoyed the photos.
Posted by: Basement Cat at February 29, 2020 05:17 PM (pPNCa)

The pupster at the top of the article is a heart-stealer.

Posted by: m at February 29, 2020 05:38 PM (UZ8BZ)

123 Donkeys are in big demand with cattle ranches. A donkey or burro can and will kill a coyote. Protecting the cattle.

My grandfather farmed his land with a pair of mules.
He never bought a tractor. He retired in 1978, he was 70 years old. Sure miss him. He was a good man.

Posted by: Case at February 29, 2020 05:43 PM (x3sak)

124 Does this picture make my ass look big?

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125 Howdy would you mind letting me know which webhost you're using?
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Can you recommend a good hosting provider at a reasonable price?
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