Ace of Spades Pet Thread

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Good afternoon and welcome to the almost world famous Ace of Spades Pet Thread. Drop. Sit. Stay. Enjoy the world of pets.

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A Little of This. A Little of That.

A neat video submitted by DR.WTF.

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Who is a good boy? H/T Cheriebebe

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Kittehs can fit anywhere. H/T Shibumi

Cute video from Shibumi

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Interesting story about the origin of a white spot on black cats. H/T Jake Holenhead


A cat on ice chasing fish beneath the ice. H/T Jake Holenhead


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Corgi pranks. H/T Hank Curmudgeon


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As we approach spring, just a few things to keep in mind to protect your pooch.


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Meet The PetMorons

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Hey, MisHum

Here is an owl picture, taken in 2014 in my own back yard here in alberta.

AOP


Talk about being at the right place at the right time. Good photo AOP thanks for submitting it.

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Hi petmorons, this is Chicken! She is a rescued cattle dog that came from Missouri and into Illinois. She likes to smile, well sometimes! We had extreme restrictions on adopting her, including having owned a cattle-dog before (we have been rescued by two) and the proper size yard. We lost three dogs in nine months, and my wife sent me a picture and asked if we could go see her because she missed our other babies so much! (Tuff guy here admits me too!) so I said ok, road trip! So we got there and a van pulled up with all these sweet cattledogs rescued! Some were older and seemed sick. I gave my love to all of them the best I could, hugs and kisses! So we waited for all these sweet dogs to be brought inside. It was actually heartbreaking to me, you know, that tuff guy thing. And we waited. We have never met these people and they had no idea who were were!

The last one out of that van was Chicken! They carried her in, she never touched the ground! They came straight to us and asked us to go to the center area where dogs play. There were no other dogs. They had no idea who we were! This is a picture I hope I can post when my wife first held Chicken! The tuff guy melted away. No Real man on earth could ever say no to Those two, and so it is! Its getting dusty in here, just sayin........thanks. - Bob


What a wonderful story Bob. It looks like you guys have found a wonderful addition to your home. Here's hoping you have many happy years together. Thanks for sharing.


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Hey, Iíve been a lurker for years. I posted a couple of times as JerseyDevilRider but not enough to be noticed. Love the site and you are the best on the web. Our Reggie passed unexpectedly about a year ago. I was devastated and still am now and then. My wife insisted we get another Jack Russell about a month later against my wishes. I gave in because I thought she really wanted him. She came clean that she thought it would help me. It didnít but he has grown on me the past year. No Reggie but he is coming into his own. He is Duncan, Duncan MacLoed of the clan MacLeod, born in the highlands of Scotland in 1592. Iíll share pictures of the latest pup in the near future. Thanks for all you do!

A cute photo of Reggie. So sorry to hear of his passing. Can't wait to see photos of the new pup. I appreciate your compliment. Thanks.


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Joe Mannix and I saw this awesome dog at our favorite breakfast joint.

Cheers, Yudhishthira's Dice

Good eye to catch this dog. And a great photo. Thanks YD.


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This is Kitty. When we moved into our house in the Sierra Mountains, this poor guy was living under the deck. We think he was abandoned by his previous family and was skinny as a rail. He's fattened up now and and has a forever home. - H.L.

What a beautiful cat. It appears that you folks have done quite a job of rehabilitating Kitty. Great job and thank you for your submission.


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Hello Mis Hum,

Moniker - Lurker Since Before Kaboom (LSBK)

Earlier, I shared a photo of my adventure buddies Mattie and Chief. This is an adventure pic of my red Australian Cattle Dog, Chief.

I call this pic, the Badlands with a shade of red. I took this photo on the Southeast side of the Badlands National Park around 7:00am. The sun rising gave the Badlands, as well as, the tallgrass, a tint of red and my red boy Chief fit in quite well!

Chief was a rescue from the mountains of New Mexico. Chief has an interesting story. He was a great companion. I have an adventure pick of Mattie to share next. -LSBK

An awesome photo you submitted LSBK. Beautiful dog and country. Thanks for sharing with us today.


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This lovable fellow is Bear. He and his brother were orphaned at 3 weeks old. Once Bear had a taste of the outdoors, he refused to go back in. Now he is the resident barn cat who loves attention. MW in Texas

If you have a barn, you need a barn cat. He's a handsome lad. Glad he keeps the rodent population down. Appreciate your submission today.


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Great pets today and great links. Thank you Morons.

If you have something to share please submit with your nic and pet's name or link info. The only videos we can use would be YouTube vids.

You can reach us at petmorons at gmail dot com. Have a great week!!!

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1 Hola, pet lovers everywhere!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 14, 2020 03:03 PM (BiNEL)

2 Breaking: Arthropods make fine pets.

Posted by: The Guy Who's Always Complaining That There Are No Arthropods at March 14, 2020 03:05 PM (XVuno)

3 All the pets are beautiful.

Posted by: Northernlurker at March 14, 2020 03:05 PM (Uu+Jp)

4 Wunderbar!

Posted by: Kazi at March 14, 2020 03:05 PM (0x00j)

5 Love the pet thread!
Thank you so much for this weekend-brightener!

Posted by: AppyCay at March 14, 2020 03:07 PM (xhFzj)

6 Nice Pets Y'all!

Bear is like my black cat which roams my property at will. A vicious killer she is, with a bobcat tail and all black, the vermin she hunts at night stand no chance of escape.

Sometimes while out after sundown I will spy her in her ambush site...waiting. The only thing that gives her away is her gold eyes.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at March 14, 2020 03:12 PM (Z+IKu)

7 I once owned a couple of acres in Oregon, just outside Salem. Cross fenced with trees all around the house,including a juvenile redwood. I would walk out to the mailbox at dusk and every once in awhile a magnificent owl would swoop over me and then take up station overlooking the fields.

Awesome moments, I'm jealous AOP.

Posted by: Kazi at March 14, 2020 03:12 PM (0x00j)

8 I coulda been first but read the content.

Great looking group of moronimals.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at March 14, 2020 03:14 PM (Dhht7)

9 My dogs have Corona.
What do I do?

Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at March 14, 2020 03:17 PM (YncIt)

10 The poisonous plant article is very scary, now I have to clear cut, bush-hog, and uproot every thing in a quarter acre fenced yard.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 14, 2020 03:17 PM (BiNEL)

11 H.L.'s Kitty is a real cutie. Bear looks like the larger version of my Betty. Although, Betty would never be a barn cat.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at March 14, 2020 03:19 PM (Dhht7)

12 So went to the local SPCA to get a puppy today. Turns out I was no the only one.

Four others came for the same pup at the same time so we had to fill out applications.

The puppy is only one month and four days old so who ever gets her will have to foster her first.

They would only tell me she was a confiscation when I asked why she was not still with her mother.

She is adorable and I will be disappointed if I am not the lucky one who gets her.

Posted by: Big V at March 14, 2020 03:19 PM (XEC2p)

13 My dogs have Corona.
What do I do?

Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member
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Give them limes?

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at March 14, 2020 03:20 PM (Dhht7)

14 Old Dog, New Old Dog, and Old Cat are happy as grigs. Two of their kids are here today. However, like me, I think we have a 4-hour window of tolerance.

The Visigoth stormed in the door, ran to the dog crate, closed the door and started yelling for New Old Dog to save her. I think it is time to discuss whatever the youngsters are watching -- like save me, Lassie, I'm stuck in the crate.


Posted by: mustbequantum at March 14, 2020 03:20 PM (MIKMs)

15 I was returning home late one night and there was a magnificent owl sitting on the fence beside the driveway. I felt privileged to have seen it, but there was no way I could get a picture.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 14, 2020 03:20 PM (BiNEL)

16 Good Saturday afternoon, horde!

Nice looking bunch of pets, as always.

One of my bulldogs appears to have food allergies. He had a bad ear and paw infection a few weeks ago, we did the antibiotics and it cleared up. A couple of weeks later, it all started again, with rash on the belly and inside his armpits (legpits? )

We are trying limited ingredient food now, and it looks like it's starting to clear up. His ears are better, and his muzzle, and looks like the rash is beginning to dry.

I am almost at the point where I'd spend $300 for allergy testing.

Posted by: April at March 14, 2020 03:20 PM (OX9vb)

17 Are we allowed to have pets in our new lockdown state?

Posted by: Les Kinetic at March 14, 2020 03:21 PM (+fPHo)

18 That is a beautiful black cat.
Awesome pic.


Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at March 14, 2020 03:22 PM (ufFY8)

19 Are we allowed to have pets in our new lockdown state?
Posted by: Les Kinetic at March 14, 2020 03:21 PM (+fPHo)


Yes, but you have to stay six feet away from them!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 14, 2020 03:22 PM (BiNEL)

20 Breaking News: OK people we were all saying the hysteria is unwarranted. But this changes everything. Fast and Furious 9 has been postponed. Shit status: just got real.

Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at March 14, 2020 03:23 PM (YncIt)

21 H.L., what a gorgeous cat!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at March 14, 2020 03:26 PM (Dc2NZ)

22 Does Fast and Furious 9 feature pets? No? Then how is this poat relevant?

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at March 14, 2020 03:26 PM (Dhht7)

23 One of the kidlets brought me a glass bulb grower which was very nice and had yellow tulips. Old Cat is a very determined greenery-killer and I think tulips are toxic for cats?

Anyway, after the frosts in the next day or two, it can go outside. Darned if I know how the Old Cat manages the leaps, especially around the minefield I put around the big jar. Astonishing.

Posted by: mustbequantum at March 14, 2020 03:27 PM (MIKMs)

24 And I love solid black kitties like Bear where all you see are the glowing eyes.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at March 14, 2020 03:27 PM (Dc2NZ)

25 Here is a question for you border collie owners.

The dog we lost in '15 after 14 wonderful years was a Belgian Sheepdog, the all-black longhaired "Groenendahl" variant of the Belgian group of shepherds, the most famous of which is the shorthaired bomb-sniffers and drug hounds.

But herder just like a border collie.

Belgians are quite more rare than Borders, and in doing puppy shopping, we've always available to us Border puppies within a 5-hour drive.

We just can't get to yes.

Are they hyper active? Our Belgian was until she was maybe 14 months, but then settled perfectly.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at March 14, 2020 03:27 PM (+fPHo)

26 Pet Thread! Yee-haw.


Being a dog's snack dealer has to be better than being doorman to four cats. I have one that walks in the back door, straight through the house and demands to be let out the front. Guess who in in charge around here.

Posted by: creeper at March 14, 2020 03:28 PM (XxJt1)

27 We are pet free right now and are reduced to watching wildlife.

A neighbor spotted a big black bear in our suburban SW FL neighborhood the other night, and we have alligators in the ponds.

We've ospreys fishing nearby, swallowtail kites making beautiful turns overhead riding updrafts, male mockingbirds making more noise than is allowed, and tree frogs getting active in advance of mating season.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at March 14, 2020 03:31 PM (+fPHo)

28 Wow. Some fine looking moronimals this week!

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at March 14, 2020 03:31 PM (M/9m0)

29 bad mood day
thanks to doggeh and all the pet rons who cheer me up

Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 14, 2020 03:32 PM (G546f)

30 I'm not gonna make it all the way through the content before I have to leave for a baby shower. But know this, MisHum...you have restored my good nature and I thank you. This one was sorely needed.

Posted by: creeper at March 14, 2020 03:32 PM (XxJt1)

31 The World Health Organization has determined that dogs cannot pass-along the Corona Virus. All dogs have been released from quarantine.

W.H.O. Let the dogs out.

Posted by: Slapweasel at March 14, 2020 03:32 PM (Ckg4U)

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Shibumi link

https://tinyurl.com/y33kntu5

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 14, 2020 03:33 PM (aKsyK)

33 The "Kittehs can fity anywhere" photos were funny. Our kitten found a gap in the toe-kick of a corner of our kitchen cabinets a few months ago. We didn't know the gap was there (can't see it from human eye-level), but the hole was a perfect height for a 15 week-old kitten. I was turning off lights in preparation before going to bed when I saw a little paw waiving from underneath the cabinet!

I thought I was going to have to break open the cabinet but fortunately there was a large opening inside the back of a connected corner cabinet and our kitten came out when she saw the light when I opened the cabinet door. I filled the gap the next morning.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at March 14, 2020 03:35 PM (00fXp)

34 Are they hyper active? Our Belgian was until she was maybe 14 months, but then settled perfectly.
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From my own experience, borders do not settle. They need a job and exercise all the time. My cross (border and lab) chews like a maniac at 13 yo and is starting to get testy and irritable. When grandkids are here, he has a purpose and if he doesn't want to deal with them, he has delegated the scut work to New Old Dog but he won't retire to a corner to nap; he has to be in the middle of the action.

Posted by: mustbequantum at March 14, 2020 03:35 PM (MIKMs)

35 My dogs have Corona.
What do I do?
Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at March 14, 2020 03:17 PM (YncIt)
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Get them some limes?

Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at March 14, 2020 03:35 PM (g8Yc+)

36 The doggeh that YD shared needs to be rescued from that rusty VW. Why's that rag sticking out from under the hood?

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at March 14, 2020 03:36 PM (Dhht7)

37 And I love solid black kitties

I shall not say how I misread this.

Posted by: spindrift at March 14, 2020 03:36 PM (7y4w6)

38 32
Shibumi link

https://tinyurl.com/y33kntu5
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 14, 2020 03:33 PM (aKsyK)
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Adorably .....weird!

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at March 14, 2020 03:39 PM (M/9m0)

39 >>The doggeh that YD shared needs to be rescued from that rusty VW. Why's that rag sticking out from under the hood?

You gotta admit he looks perfect.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 14, 2020 03:39 PM (ZLI7S)

40 Here's video proof that toilet paper shortages in some locations are caused by humans building obstacle courses for kittehs. Video begins with a human pushing several cases of TP across the floor prior to building a wall for the cats to jump over:

https://tinyurl.com/vsmd36n

Note the date: this TP hoarder committed her crime against Walmart People only 2 months before folks started packing heat in the TP aisle.

Posted by: Basement Cat at March 14, 2020 03:39 PM (pPNCa)

41 Snack Dealer...
Yup. Mrs D prefers this to the Treat Lady.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 14, 2020 03:39 PM (axyOa)

42 Good eye to catch this dog. And a great photo. Thanks YD.

The car makes it - the knocked around old Beetle says "I'm a laid back Party Bulldog."

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 14, 2020 03:40 PM (bQe8/)

43 Kitty is a Maine Coon. I do love those cats. Wicked smart and very independent.

Posted by: Kindltot at March 14, 2020 03:40 PM (6rS3m)

44 30 I'm not gonna make it all the way through the content before I have to leave for a baby shower. But know this, MisHum...you have restored my good nature and I thank you. This one was sorely needed.
Posted by: creeper at March 14, 2020 03:32 PM (XxJt1)

And that is why I get paid the big bucks and have awesome dental through Ace

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 14, 2020 03:41 PM (aA3+G)

45 My dogs have Corona.
What do I do?

Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member
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Give them limes?

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at March 14, 2020 03:20 PM


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Hide the bottle opener.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 14, 2020 03:41 PM (axyOa)

46 thanks for the pet thread, mishum. takes the edge off a really shitty day. i have decided animals are, for the most part, smarter than most humans.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 14, 2020 03:41 PM (KP5rU)

47 You gotta admit he looks perfect.

Posted by: JackStraw

So true.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at March 14, 2020 03:41 PM (Dhht7)

48 Being a dog's snack dealer has to be better than
being doorman to four cats. I have one that walks in the back door,
straight through the house and demands to be let out the front. Guess
who in in charge around here.
Posted by: creeper at March 14, 2020 03:28 PM (XxJt1)


I plan on putting cat doors on the front and back walls of the house and powering the house from the circulation of cats: Magnetofelinedynamic Generation of power

Posted by: Kindltot at March 14, 2020 03:43 PM (6rS3m)

49 One of my bulldogs appears to have food allergies. He had a bad ear and
paw infection a few weeks ago, we did the antibiotics and it cleared
up. A couple of weeks later, it all started again, with rash on the
belly and inside his armpits (legpits? )
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We are trying fish oil capsules for New Old Dog. So far, really good results. Check with your vet and see if that might help before you start the major $$$ testing.

Posted by: mustbequantum at March 14, 2020 03:44 PM (MIKMs)

50 46 thanks for the pet thread, mishum. takes the edge off a really shitty day. i have decided animals are, for the most part, smarter than most humans.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 14, 2020 03:41 PM (KP5rU)

Sorry to hear you have had a shitty day my friend.

Mrs. Mis Hum says we should get together sometime. Perhaps meet half way which would be in the Wausau area.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 14, 2020 03:45 PM (aA3+G)

51
The pic of Chief would make a nice painting.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at March 14, 2020 03:47 PM (1BEfb)

52 50: anytime. sounds like a plan. would be fun.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 14, 2020 03:47 PM (KP5rU)

53 And that is why I get paid the big bucks and have awesome dental through Ace

Posted by:†Misanthropic Humanitarian†at March 14, 2020 03:41 PM (aA3+G)

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ace is your dentist? Does he clean his tools before he puts them in your mouf?

Posted by: Truck Monkey at March 14, 2020 03:48 PM (flINI)

54 I plan on putting cat doors on the front and back walls of the house and powering the house from the circulation of cats: Magnetofelinedynamic Generation of power

Posted by: Kindltot at March 14, 2020 03:43 PM

We don't see a patent for that. Thanks.

/ConEdison

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at March 14, 2020 03:49 PM (Dhht7)

55 Something a little different from Bluebird of Bitterness: pics of pet rabbits. "Hopscotch" and "Chick Magnet" are particularly cute. Any Pet Morons out there with wascally wabbit pets will enjoy these:

https://tinyurl.com/rxxjfp8

Posted by: Basement Cat at March 14, 2020 03:51 PM (pPNCa)

56 Pet Thread!
WeaselDog says Grrrrrrr...!

Posted by: Weasel at March 14, 2020 03:53 PM (MVjcR)

57 Kitty has all the markings of a Main Coon. She looks like fluff, our Main Coon.

Posted by: Cannibal Blob at March 14, 2020 03:53 PM (kLZmg)

58 A friend asked a while back "What are you up to?"

I replied "I'm doorman for a cat."

Posted by: JAS at March 14, 2020 03:54 PM (2BZBZ)

59 29 bad mood day
thanks to doggeh and all the pet rons who cheer me up

Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 14, 2020 03:32 PM (G546f)



vmom at least be happy you didn't go to Italy. Now even my family's area is on lockdown. And their animals, too!

Posted by: kallisto at March 14, 2020 03:56 PM (kD8Fh)

60 My newest springer rescue (had him for two years) was from Spokane. I forget this, until it snows here. He loves the snow.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at March 14, 2020 03:57 PM (Lqy/e)

61 April, when Brody started showing signs of allergies I took him off of all commercial dog food and put him on a diet of raw hamburger cooked brown rice and buttermilk. Short version- it cleared everything up without any medications.

Posted by: Ben Had at March 14, 2020 03:58 PM (nudZs)

62 61: benhad, old ways are best ways.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 14, 2020 04:02 PM (KP5rU)

63 So went to the local SPCA to get a puppy today. Turns out I was no the only one. Four others came for the same pup at the same time so we had to fill out applications.

Did you have to make an appointment to go to the SPCA? I got an e-mail yesterday from the local no-kill shelter where I adopted my first kitteh to the effect that the place is open by appointment only until April 5 for people wanting to adopt a dog or cat. You have to e-mail the shelter manager first to set up a time to visit the adoptable pets. Has anybody else run into this type of policy?

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

64 Ben Had, thanks--if the limited ingredient turkey food doesn't do it, we may try that. Chose turkey because it's something he hasn't eaten before.

My husband has a very hard time being good and not slipping him some eggs or wheat-based snacks, or whatever he is eating. Grr.

Posted by: April at March 14, 2020 04:05 PM (OX9vb)

65 I shared this morning that a puppy found its way into our yard on Thursday. Its normal to have visitors from the neighborhood but this one seems to be a true case of abandoned by owner. No tags on her collar, no chip and No one claiming from Nextdoor, CL post, call to country and nearby town ACs. My work is on mandatory WFH for 2 weeks starting Tuesday and dad is retired so while I would never have signed on to take on a puppy it is doable and she is growing on me already.

She looks kind of like the dog from Little Rascals, but no cool black eye spot. Pink skin around the eyes and is deaf which the vet tech said is not uncommon for her coloring when I had her in to be scanned for a chip. I hadn't even noticed she was deaf, she compensates well. She certainly is not mute.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at March 14, 2020 04:06 PM (T9Hmo)

66
vmom at least be happy you didn't go to Italy. Now even my family's area is on lockdown. And their animals, too!
Posted by: kallisto at March 14, 2020 03:56 PM (kD8Fh)

Surely the pupperonis can go out for a poop?

Posted by: CN at March 14, 2020 04:06 PM (ONvIw)

67 My DIL suggested I give my dog omega 3 pills. So I put some in her food, which she diligently picked out but then she took them into her kennel where I think she swallowed them.

Posted by: Northernlurker at March 14, 2020 04:06 PM (8mJew)

68 I liked Shibumi's pictures of the cats caught in tight places. The one caught between the sofa cushions really made me laugh.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 14, 2020 04:08 PM (WI7YS)

69 hiya

Posted by: JT at March 14, 2020 04:09 PM (arJlL)

70 My dog has been weirdly needy the last couple of days. She will not leave me alone-grunting, whining, trying to talk, yelping and pawing.
Maybe it's the change in weather.

Posted by: Northernlurker at March 14, 2020 04:11 PM (8mJew)

71 Great post MH, thanks!
My only wildlife news is that they cancelled the Othello Sandhill Crane Festival.
Makes sense I guess. I look forward to it every year. They have not as yet, closed the wildlife refuge though. No owls in my yard but they're here. Lots of redtails, eagles and spotted a great blue heron the other day.
I'm starting to get out more into another, closer, wildlife area. Great hiking for an out of shape geezer.

Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at March 14, 2020 04:13 PM (TYQsd)

72 Basement Cat, I don't have to adopt pets. They adopt us. Our 2 cats came from the "woods." Usually get about one stray a month coming around.

Yesterday, I had big black doggy in my garage with no tag. He was friendly as could be. Would have kept him, too, but wife's not quite up for that yet.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at March 14, 2020 04:14 PM (Dhht7)

73 i get the feeling that all those gifs of cats unspooling or destroying toilet paper aren't going to seem so funny now.

Posted by: vivi at March 14, 2020 04:14 PM (11H2y)

74 Did I just kill the thread?

Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at March 14, 2020 04:17 PM (TYQsd)

75 Well the horses are shedding and I have farrier scheduled for Tuesday so I better heave myself out of the comfy chair and get some currying done. Everyone enjoy your afternoons.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at March 14, 2020 04:19 PM (T9Hmo)

76 Daughter just placed large online order for cat food. She thinks we have a week before panic buyers start hoarding pet food.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at March 14, 2020 04:20 PM (Dhht7)

77 Great pics, as usual!

Well, yesterday morning, my wife and I were heading out of town and two Great Pyrenees ran across the road in front of us.

It took us all of two seconds to put the trip on hold and see if we could catch the pooches.

fortunately, the person we were traveling to visit completely understood us rescheduling. Animal lovers figure big in our circle of friends.

Long story short: We got one, she was chipped, and had her home within a couple hours of spotting her. The other showed up on the neighborhood web site and my wife gave the appropriate contact information.

Even though we already have two good size pooches, we'd already decided to keep the female if we couldn't find the owner.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at March 14, 2020 04:20 PM (WEBkv)

78 73

I have the same feeling. FWIW, though, none of the six cats I've had down the years ever destroyed any toilet paper. Most of them did/do enjoy batting around the cardboard cylinder that's left at the center of the roll after the TP has been used, so I let them have the "leftover."

Posted by: Basement Cat at March 14, 2020 04:22 PM (pPNCa)

79
So, you know you're losing it when the neighbor's dog starts talking to you, like Berkowitz said. Now, if the dog is telling you to start wasting randoms in their cars, it's definitely an even bigger problem.

But much as I love dogs, the part that confuses me is... who the hell is crazy enough to take orders from a dog?

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 14, 2020 04:22 PM (bQe8/)

80 My dogs have Corona.
What do I do?

Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member
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Give them limes?
Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at March 14, 2020 03:20 PM

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Hide the bottle opener.
Posted by: Diogenes at March 14, 2020 03:41 PM (axyOa)



I'd put out tortilla chips and salsa - maybe they'll share?

Posted by: clutch cargo at March 14, 2020 04:23 PM (8B6Ng)

81 Daughter just placed large online order for cat food. She thinks we have a week before panic buyers start hoarding pet food.
Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at March 14, 2020 04:20 PM (Dhht7)
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I skipped going into the store yesterday, mom needs cat food and kitty litter, and waited until this morning to buy a few things. Even at 7am, the store was busy.

Panic buying is begetting even more panic buying, because those of us who realize the coronavirus crap is just that, crap, also need to have a few groceries on hand and don't care to be caught short due to the other idiots.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at March 14, 2020 04:24 PM (WEBkv)

82 Daughter just placed large online order for cat food. She thinks we have a week before panic buyers start hoarding pet food.


Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at March 14, 2020 04:20 PM

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Already happening here. I had a feeling yesterday the panic buying was going to expand to pet food soon and I was right. Went to Wal Mart this morning and managed to snag two 20lb bags of dog chow for us. That stuff was already flying off the shelves and the Wal Mart brand was already all sold out.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at March 14, 2020 04:24 PM (JUOKG)

Posted by: vivi at March 14, 2020 04:25 PM (11H2y)

84 well pet food lasts a long time, so it won't hurt to have extra around. I'll have to change my chewy order to allow for the puppy if she stays like I am thinking she will.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at March 14, 2020 04:25 PM (T9Hmo)

85 Good doggehs.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 14, 2020 04:25 PM (NWiLs)

86 Whoops, here's my second try sharing my all time favorite cat and toilet paper video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyBch4jTeYA

Posted by: vivi at March 14, 2020 04:27 PM (11H2y)

87 >>So, you know you're losing it when the neighbor's dog starts talking to you, like Berkowitz said. Now, if the dog is telling you to start wasting randoms in their cars, it's definitely an even bigger problem.

>>But much as I love dogs, the part that confuses me is... who the hell is crazy enough to take orders from a dog?

My late aunt was a psych nurse and she got to work with Berkowitz. I remember asking her one time what she thought of him. Her clinical diagnosis was that he is crazy as a poop house rat.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 14, 2020 04:28 PM (ZLI7S)

88 Daughter just placed large online order for cat food. She thinks we have a week before panic buyers start hoarding pet food.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at March 14, 2020 04:20 PM


It's just to be expected: https://youtu.be/J7lMlz3DX_Q

Posted by: Bert G at March 14, 2020 04:28 PM (OMsf+)

89 I had a feeling yesterday the panic buying was going to expand to pet food soon and I was right. Went to Wal Mart this morning and managed to snag two 20lb bags of dog chow for us. That stuff was already flying off the shelves and the Wal Mart brand was already all sold out.

There are times when I am thankful that cats-- unlike humans-- are not herd animals.

Posted by: Basement Cat at March 14, 2020 04:29 PM (pPNCa)

90 Great Pet Thread! Always makes my week.

Great bunch of Pet Morons as well. Smooches to all of them!

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at March 14, 2020 04:29 PM (WFcrO)

91 >>My dog has been weirdly needy the last couple of days. She will not leave me alone-grunting, whining, trying to talk, yelping and pawing.
Maybe it's the change in weather.
Posted by: Northernlurker

Any chance some kid named Timmy fell down a well?

Posted by: Aviator at March 14, 2020 04:29 PM (2cuLk)

92
I mean, let's say I honestly believed my dog was talking to me... If he said "YD, you should make me a sandwich. Ham. I like ham," then I'd tell him "well, then you better go kill a pig, rip its ass off and cure it, because you're not getting my ham. You're a damn dog."

If he said "listen - I need you to go kill the neighbor kid and his girlfriend in his car tonight," that dog is most definitely getting hit with a rolled up newspaper and spending the night in the yard.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 14, 2020 04:30 PM (bQe8/)

93 My dogs have Corona.
What do I do?
Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at March 14, 2020 03:17 PM (YncIt)

Wrap them in toilet paper and wait 24 hours.

If they remove the TP by then, they are fine.

Your welcome.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at March 14, 2020 04:30 PM (Z+IKu)

94 PaleRider, Congratulations on your new pup. I have the feeling there are going to be a lot of "strays" pretty soon.

And- Happy Pet Thread Day, everyone.

Posted by: Ben Had at March 14, 2020 04:30 PM (nudZs)

95 So, you know you're losing it when the neighbor's dog starts talking to you, like Berkowitz said. Now, if the dog is telling you to start wasting randoms in their cars, it's definitely an even bigger problem.

>>But much as I love dogs, the part that confuses me is... who the hell is crazy enough to take orders from a dog?
My late aunt was a psych nurse and she got to work with Berkowitz. I remember asking her one time what she thought of him. Her clinical diagnosis was that he is crazy as a poop house rat.
Posted by: JackStraw at March 14, 2020 04:28 PM (ZLI7S)

Wasn't Son of Sam a mailman like someone we all know?

That explains a lot.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at March 14, 2020 04:33 PM (Z+IKu)

96 >My dog has been weirdly needy the last couple of days. She will not leave me alone-grunting, whining, trying to talk, yelping and pawing.
Maybe it's the change in weather.
Posted by: Northernlurker

Any chance some kid named Timmy fell down a well?
Posted by: Aviator at March 14, 2020 04:29 PM (2cuLk

Well she's not a collie.

Posted by: Northernlurker at March 14, 2020 04:33 PM (8mJew)

97 94

Ben Had! Happy Pet Thread Day to you too! How are the horses?

Posted by: Basement Cat at March 14, 2020 04:34 PM (pPNCa)

98 Looked around and all the elderly pets are sacked out. Time for me as well, but I have to get all of us in shape for 2-3 grandkids daily. Oh well, one more day won't hurt . . .

Nap time for me as well. Enjoy the beasties while you have them.

Posted by: mustbequantum at March 14, 2020 04:35 PM (MIKMs)

99 I mean, let's say I honestly believed my dog was
talking to me... If he said "YD, you should make me a sandwich. Ham. I
like ham," then I'd tell him "well, then you better go kill a pig, rip
its ass off and cure it, because you're not getting my ham. You're a
damn dog."



If he said "listen - I need you to go kill the neighbor kid and his
girlfriend in his car tonight," that dog is most definitely getting hit
with a rolled up newspaper and spending the night in the yard.


Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 14, 2020 04:30 PM

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Our Rhodesian Ridgeback told me Friday morning that I had better make pancakes or she would fvck me up.


She then went on to claim that if she didn't get a pancake quick, she would cut a bitch.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at March 14, 2020 04:35 PM (JUOKG)

100 This is the thread that makes me peaceful and happy again when we have crazy weeks like this last one.

Thank you MisHum and contributors. A nice assortment of moron pets and pleasant links. (Shibumi, that orange cat in the loaf pan is quite the double take.)

Posted by: cfo mom at March 14, 2020 04:38 PM (RfzVr)

101
Our Rhodesian Ridgeback told me Friday morning that I had better make pancakes or she would fvck me up.

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No kiddin'. I know how that is (I owned a Belgian Malinois).

Having a highly-intelligent, physically powerful breed is a challenge.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 14, 2020 04:38 PM (bQe8/)

102 The fact my dog has been so annoying almost has me thinking she can smell coronavirus or something.

Posted by: Northernlurker at March 14, 2020 04:39 PM (8mJew)

103 Four Border Collies in the Hawk's Nest. It's madness. One puppy just a year old. If you have a border collie, you either give him something to do, or he will find something to do. But we sold a pup to my wife's doc, who is probably 65 or so. Everyone told him it was too much dog for him, which I think helped make the sale. He says it's the best dog he has ever had. Recommend it highly, I don't think I'll ever be without a Border Collie. (Not four)

Posted by: Hawkpilot at March 14, 2020 04:41 PM (aRQK7)

104 Basement Cat, The horses are in spring grass euphoria. I hope all is well with you and your kitties.

Posted by: Ben Had at March 14, 2020 04:43 PM (nudZs)

105 Trump: I'm topping off our strategic reserve ...

Press: gasp!

Trump: ... of TOILET ROLLS.

Press: YEAAAAHHHH!

Trump: It is the softest 2-ply, and it will not rip.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at March 14, 2020 04:44 PM (LxTcq)

106 I posted a couple of times as JerseyDevilRider but not enough to be noticed.
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au contraire, moose breath... i 'member that nick.

welcome back!


Posted by: redc1c4 at March 14, 2020 04:45 PM (Ci6sH)

107 O/T Just did the census questionnaire online. Trump is going to get in trouble for it because there are only two genders!!!!!!

You can only pick male or female for your gender. The HORROR!!!!!!!

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at March 14, 2020 04:45 PM (JUOKG)

108 speaking of dogs, I got an email from Kamala Harris asking for a donation for what I couldn't tell you.

Posted by: mallfly the peach of Hoboken at March 14, 2020 04:46 PM (4a9Vv)

109 Talking dogs. ..yup. Marcus Barkus Rufus Dufus O'Malley told me, that due to current situation and the suggested social distancing protocols, he will no longer be licking my hand...unless I'm bringing him leftover steak, or scrambled eggs.

Posted by: Sock Monkey...packing and going TP shopping at March 14, 2020 04:47 PM (gjT6L)

110
Case in point: with my Malinois, Buck, I had to buy steel doorknobs - the dog figured out that his teeth could dent cold-rolled aluminum or brass knobs, allowing him to turn them at will.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 14, 2020 04:48 PM (bQe8/)

111 I've started calling my dog Roo Roo because of a noise she makes when she's trying to talk.

Posted by: Northernlurker at March 14, 2020 04:49 PM (8mJew)

112 Thanks, AOP, for the gorgeous owl.

Our old house was on a greenbelt and occasionally great horned owls would perch on our chimney and hoot. It was like a megaphone in the living room and would scare the living daylights out of you if you weren't expecting it.

One night I walked out on the deck at dusk and saw an owl on the chimney. Turned away for a second and when I looked back, he was gone. Didn't hear a sound when he flew off. Amazing how such a large bird can do that, but you see how they could swoop up on their prey.

Posted by: Art Rondelet of Malmsey at March 14, 2020 04:49 PM (fTtFy)

113 Beautiful pet pics and stories.

Posted by: redridinghood at March 14, 2020 04:51 PM (wiXsO)

114 Ben Had, April, I put Conor on frozen raw food, just because I am not a fan of preservatives not for any allergies. I have cycled through several such meats, Conor seemed to thrive on them all. He gets the beef now. I never added the rice, but it sounds like it would be good filler.


One thing I like is that since this is dog food, they include organ meats and finely ground bone (essentially bone meal).

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 14, 2020 04:52 PM (BiNEL)

115 Hey everybody.

BREAKING NEWS: Coronavirus will kill all our pets!! The TV told me so!! Run!! Run!! Panic!! Flee!!!

But seriously folks, I also just read that PDT has declared tomorrow a national day of prayer against Coronavirus. Good idea, plus it'll piss off even more lefties.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 14, 2020 04:52 PM (L2ZTs)

116 I plan on putting cat doors on the front and back walls of the house and powering the house from the circulation of cats: Magnetofelinedynamic Generation of power
Posted by: Kindltot at March 14, 2020 03:43 PM (6rS3m)
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It's all fun 'n' games until the power couplings give and the reactor SCRAMs...

Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at March 14, 2020 04:53 PM (g8Yc+)

117 mallfly, send Kamala back some slightly used toilet paper.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 14, 2020 04:53 PM (L2ZTs)

118 104

Thank you-- the kitties are enjoying the fresh spring air, now that it's warmed up enough here that I can open a few windows during the day (nights are still cold, though). Casey is bummed about the cancellation of Spring Training, but he has a new cat-sized toy baseball to bat around. Coco meanwhile is enjoying her catnip highs. I just bought a new container of Canadian catnip (British Columbia exports the strongest 'nip known to kittehs), and Coco insists on kitty weed for dessert after her dinner.

Glad to know your horses are savoring their spring grass.

Posted by: Basement Cat at March 14, 2020 04:53 PM (pPNCa)

119 So many Springers. I am in heaven.

Posted by: Regular joe at March 14, 2020 04:53 PM (6/uwW)

120 But seriously folks, I also just read that PDT has declared tomorrow a national day of prayer against Coronavirus. Good idea, plus it'll piss off even more lefties.
Posted by: qdpsteve at March 14, 2020 04:52 PM (L2ZTs)

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LOL. That's perfect bait. The g-dless heathens won't be able to stop themselves.

Also, I thought Coronavirus couldn't really thrive in pets because their body temperatures aren't suited to it. Or something. I don't know about respiratory virii or have the time to learn.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 14, 2020 04:55 PM (bQe8/)

121 Somebody shook up the snow globe in Portland today.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at March 14, 2020 04:57 PM (g8Yc+)

122 Hrothgar we add some cooked brown rice to Moose's food. He doesn't eat raw meat, we cook hamburger, mixed veggies and cooked brown rice.

Posted by: Jewells45 at March 14, 2020 04:57 PM (dUJdY)

123 But seriously folks, I also just read that PDT has declared tomorrow a national day of prayer against Coronavirus. Good idea, plus it'll piss off even more lefties.
Posted by: qdpsteve at March 14, 2020 04:52 PM (L2ZTs)

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LOL. That's perfect bait. The g-dless heathens won't be able to stop themselves.

He's good at getting them to take their masks off.

Posted by: Northernlurker at March 14, 2020 04:57 PM (8mJew)

124 Posted by: Hairyback Guy at March 14, 2020 04:33 PM (Z+IKu)

The psych ward nurse told me it was fine to talk to your dog, and even ask him questions like if he wants to go walkies or is ready for dinner. But the trick is that when the dog starts answering the question or engaging in meaningful dialog, it's way past time to put down the bong

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 14, 2020 04:58 PM (BiNEL)

125 The psych ward nurse told me it was fine to talk to your dog, and even ask him questions like if he wants to go walkies or is ready for dinner. But the trick is that when the dog starts answering the question or engaging in meaningful dialog, it's way past time to put down the bong
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 14, 2020 04:58 PM (BiNEL)


NOW you tell me!

Posted by: David Berkowitz at March 14, 2020 04:59 PM (L2ZTs)

126 Also, I thought Coronavirus couldn't really thrive in pets because their body temperatures aren't suited to it. Or something. I don't know about respiratory virii or have the time to learn.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 14, 2020 04:55 PM
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Well, at least my cats don't smoke. Some second hand smoke exposure, sure. But not drawing on a fag directly into their lungs.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at March 14, 2020 04:59 PM (Dhht7)

127 No, cat's can't smoke.

Mainline heroin OTOH...

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 14, 2020 05:00 PM (L2ZTs)

128 The Handel and dogs are...breathtaking. Thanks!

Posted by: corn and beans at March 14, 2020 05:02 PM (tkNkP)

129 The psych ward nurse told me it was fine to talk to your dog, and even ask him questions like if he wants to go walkies or is ready for dinner. But the trick is that when the dog starts answering the question or engaging in meaningful dialog, it's way past time to put down the bong
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March

I talk to Paisley a lot. She doesn't answer but I wonder if she realizes I'm talking to her.

Posted by: Northernlurker at March 14, 2020 05:03 PM (8mJew)

130 I thought Coronavirus couldn't really thrive in pets because their body temperatures aren't suited to it.

That's likely true of cats; their normal body temperature ranges between 100 and 102 F, between 2 and 4 degrees higher than normal temps in humans. The dog morons on the thread will have to tell us whether dogs also have higher body temps.

Posted by: Basement Cat at March 14, 2020 05:03 PM (pPNCa)

131 Hrothgar, You are a wise person. Commercial dog foods are becoming very detrimental to our pet's health.

Posted by: Ben Had at March 14, 2020 05:06 PM (nudZs)

132 Funny tweet, a little bit about coronavirus but more about dogs; suitable for the pets thread:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/t8okhdf

Posted by: m at March 14, 2020 05:06 PM (UZ8BZ)

133 Jewells, I think a lot of people add rice. DaughterH kept her pups going for a long time on the raw, and heartily recommended it to me as only a daughter can. Conor's weight is stable, at a good level, and he has plenty of energy, so I have been reluctant to change anything.
To be honest, I also chop up broccoli tops and throw blueberries in as well. I also put in krill oil tablets, so he actually does get more than just meat!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 14, 2020 05:07 PM (BiNEL)

134 Posted by: qdpsteve at March 14, 2020 05:00 PM (L2ZTs)

Do you always have to be an asshole?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 14, 2020 05:07 PM (aA3+G)

135 That's likely true of cats; their normal body temperature ranges between 100 and 102 F, between 2 and 4 degrees higher than normal temps in humans. The dog morons on the thread will have to tell us whether dogs also have higher body temps.
Posted by: Basement Cat at March 14, 2020 05:03 PM (pPNCa

True of dogs too.

Posted by: Northernlurker at March 14, 2020 05:09 PM (8mJew)

136 Ben Had, once I started reading the ingredient labels on people food, I thought that if they'll sell this crap for human consumption, what will they put in pet food without a second thought!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 14, 2020 05:09 PM (BiNEL)

137 My guys will often pick up and alfalfa cube and eat it. Roughage.

Posted by: Ben Had at March 14, 2020 05:10 PM (nudZs)

138 Uh oh :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 14, 2020 05:11 PM (L2ZTs)

139 138 Uh oh :-)
Posted by: qdpsteve at March 14, 2020 05:11 PM (L2ZTs)

It sounded like a "yes" or "no" question.

Posted by: m at March 14, 2020 05:12 PM (UZ8BZ)

140 130: dog temp is high enough that the virus is booted out, this the importance of US keeping warm. The idea that it's good to stay a little cold is foolish

Posted by: CN at March 14, 2020 05:12 PM (ONvIw)

141 Yeah daughter made the decision a few years ago to go to "human" food mainly because he was getting a little chubby and she said his farts were awful lol! He's down to a svelt 12 pounds.

Posted by: Jewells45 at March 14, 2020 05:12 PM (dUJdY)

142 139 138 Uh oh :-)
Posted by: qdpsteve at March 14, 2020 05:11 PM (L2ZTs)

It sounded like a "yes" or "no" question.
Posted by: m at March 14, 2020 05:12 PM (UZ8BZ)

Or perhaps a moment to perform self-reflection.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 14, 2020 05:15 PM (aA3+G)

143 AOP's pet owl is beautiful

At my sister's place up in northern Wisconsin, there were two bald eagles who hung out in a tree in her front lawn a couple of years ago. Majestic birds. If I had owned a small dog or cat I would have been nervous, however.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at March 14, 2020 05:15 PM (d6Ksn)

144 She doesn't answer but I wonder if she realizes I'm talking to her.
Posted by: Northernlurker at March 14, 2020 05:03 PM (8mJew)

Conor is not vocal except when he's frustrated and lost a bone under a chair and he needs help. But I am convinced he knows if I'm talking to him, since he never shows interest when I talk on the phone, but perks up if am talking to him, even when I don't use his name. Of course my inflection and speech patterns are very different when I talk to him.

"Stay!
Stay!
Dammit, I said stay!
Good dog!"

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 14, 2020 05:16 PM (BiNEL)

145 Hrothgar, Ain't that the truth.

Posted by: Ben Had at March 14, 2020 05:16 PM (nudZs)

146 Yeah daughter made the decision a few years ago to go to "human" food mainly because he was getting a little chubby and she said his farts were awful lol! He's down to a svelt 12 pounds.
Posted by: Jewells45 at March 14, 2020 05:12 PM (dUJdY)

My dog loves anything I've made.

Posted by: Northernlurker at March 14, 2020 05:17 PM (8mJew)

147 Hey, Jewells. Got our AoS Key chain and St. Pat's bracelet. They're beautiful. Also, cat#2 loved the packaging. (staying on topic.)

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at March 14, 2020 05:17 PM (Dhht7)

148 Thank you olddog.

Posted by: Jewells45 at March 14, 2020 05:20 PM (dUJdY)

149
The other setting that would be cool for a bulldog in shades, would be a Maybach or somesuch. But that's more "Sinister Hit-Dog" than "Fun Party Dog."

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 14, 2020 05:20 PM (bQe8/)

150 My guys will often pick up and alfalfa cube and eat it. Roughage.

That's why most cats enjoy chewing on wheat grass or barley grass, which is easy to grow from starter kits for indoor cats. It also cuts down on hairballs.

Posted by: Basement Cat at March 14, 2020 05:21 PM (pPNCa)

151 There is a very widely used vitamin tub for cows that contains chicken feathers, but it is all natural!

Posted by: Ben Had at March 14, 2020 05:22 PM (nudZs)

152 Saw a barred owl one evening in south central Texas. Came around a corner, and there he was, sitting on the picnic table. I froze and just stared at him. Had no idea they were so large! The owl was about 18 inches tall and so beautiful! He then did the head rotation a couple of times to check his six, then looked at me as if to say "goodbye" before flying silently away.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at March 14, 2020 05:24 PM (WFcrO)

153 119 So many Springers. I am in heaven.
Posted by: Regular joe at March 14, 2020 04:53 PM (6/uwW)

I love Springers. Our Springer Pepper was a smart, fun dog. She taught herself to ring the doorbell when she wanted to come in. First you'd see her head pop up in the bay window - 5 seconds later, she'd run to the door and ring the doorbell.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at March 14, 2020 05:24 PM (d6Ksn)

154 nood CHESS, you go now

Posted by: runner, buy Lysol. at March 14, 2020 05:25 PM (zr5Kq)

155 Springers: good
Jerry Springers: bad

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 14, 2020 05:26 PM (L2ZTs)

156 She taught herself to ring the doorbell when she wanted to come in. First you'd see her head pop up in the bay window - 5 seconds later, she'd run to the door and ring the doorbell.
Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at March 14, 2020 05:24 PM (d6Ksn)
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Our cats knew that the doorknob had something to do with opening the door, but couldn't figure out how to operate it themselves.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at March 14, 2020 05:26 PM (g8Yc+)

157
Also, the bulldog's reputation for tenacity is earned.

My friend had an English Bulldog. This dog was super friendly.

But back in those days, he had a run-down taser - it barely worked, but it would still deliver a nasty sting. So of course, it became a thing for us all to surprise each other with the thing at the nearest opportunity.

One day, two of my buddies were wrestling around in the basement, shocking each other with it, when the dog jumped in the fray and got a taste of it.

From that point forward, my poor friend had to hide all the remotes - any oblong, black plastic rectangle was instantly targeted for destruction by Duke.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 14, 2020 05:27 PM (bQe8/)

158 YD
thanks for reminding me about the picture, just sent to sister and daughter

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 14, 2020 05:27 PM (BiNEL)

159 North Carolina school's closed until further notice.

Insanity.

Posted by: Moron Robbie was bitten by a radioactive ampersand at March 14, 2020 05:28 PM (41rs/)

160 142 139 138 Uh oh :-)
Posted by: qdpsteve at March 14, 2020 05:11 PM (L2ZTs)

It sounded like a "yes" or "no" question.
Posted by: m at March 14, 2020 05:12 PM (UZ8BZ)

Or perhaps a moment to perform self-reflection.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 14, 2020 05:15 PM (aA3+G)

Aha.

Posted by: m at March 14, 2020 05:29 PM (UZ8BZ)

161 157 From that point forward, my poor friend had to hide all the remotes - any oblong, black plastic rectangle was instantly targeted for destruction by Duke.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 14, 2020 05:27 PM (bQe8/)

Excellent.

Posted by: m at March 14, 2020 05:30 PM (UZ8BZ)

162 Or perhaps a moment to perform self-reflection.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 14, 2020 05:15 PM (aA3+G)

A rather optimistic timeline, da?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 14, 2020 05:30 PM (BiNEL)

163 Yeah daughter made the decision a few years ago to
go to "human" food mainly because he was getting a little chubby and she
said his farts were awful lol! He's down to a svelt 12 pounds.

Posted by: Jewells45 at March 14, 2020 05:12 PM (dUJdY)



My dog loves anything I've made.


Posted by: Northernlurker at March 14, 2020 05:17 PM

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Eggs are hands down the most protein packed best "human" food you can give dogs. Cook them up anyway you like and feed them to your dog. they are a cornucopia of protein, vitamins, essential oils and amino acids that your dogs needs to stay healthy.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at March 14, 2020 05:31 PM (JUOKG)

164 Mrs. Scott, our dogs love them. But they are also a common allergen. When the rashes and infections clear up, that's the first food we'll reintroduce. Hope that's not the cause of the allergy.

Posted by: April at March 14, 2020 05:34 PM (OX9vb)

165 We have a pair of owls that hang in the woods around Government Island where Layla and I take our evening walks. They call to each other - very cool.
Now that the shad are running, though, I have to make sure Layla is on the leash constantly, or she will be in the creek fishing. Took me an hour and a half to corral her on Thursday. She caught at least two that I saw, and immediately let them go.
Really fun to watch her fish, but after an hour, I have other things to do. And chasing her in Spring runoff temperature water ain't my idea of a good time.

Posted by: That Deplorable SOB Van Owen at March 14, 2020 05:38 PM (01Tra)

166 162 Or perhaps a moment to perform self-reflection.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 14, 2020 05:15 PM (aA3+G)

A rather optimistic timeline, da?
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 14, 2020 05:30 PM (BiNEL)

I don't get paid enough to care anymore.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 14, 2020 05:52 PM (aA3+G)

167 51 fatal attacks in the last 18 years works out to less than 3 per year on average. You're most likely to be killed by a bear in Alaska with 12 reported deaths in the last 18 years.

Posted by: SMOD at March 14, 2020 06:15 PM (X5CsJ)

168 Willowed but still had to see the pets, good pictures as always.
And happy Caturday everyone

Posted by: Skip at March 14, 2020 06:27 PM (ZCEU2)

169 That cat lying in the long, skinny pan? I thought it was a loaf of bread. Had to look twice to see the cat.

Posted by: creeper at March 14, 2020 08:03 PM (XxJt1)

170 Awesome moments, I'm jealous AOP.
Posted by: Kazi at March 14, 2020 03:12 PM (0x00j)

This owl had been roosting in my pole building; the big door was open. As I approached the door, not paying any attention, it flew out of the building, and passed so close by my head that I could feel the rush of air from its wings. I never even saw it coming. Spooked me a little, it did. Then it flew to the top of my power pole, and I went inside and got my camera, and took some pics of it there. And then it flew away.

I had to mow the grass, and as I was making rounds in the lower yard, I spotted it roosting on the sideboard of an old grain truck, so I got my camera, and kept making passes with the mower, closer and closer to the grain truck, letting the owl know I was no threat to it. When I got about 20 feet away, I took this pic from seat on the riding mower.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 14, 2020 09:17 PM (miJU3)

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