Ace of Spades Pet Thread

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Good afternoon and welcome to the almost world famous Ace of Spades Pet Thread. Kick back from whatever you're doing and enjoy the world of animals.


Please leave current events at the door. Thanks.

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A Little of This. A Little of That.


Cute........Thanks to Anonosaurus Wrecks


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Glenda submitted this. Your thoughts?


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Thanks to Jake Holenhead for this interesting video.


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(H/T Blake)

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Meet The PetMorons


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Love the Pet Thread and the site I never miss it!!!

The first picture is our Pomeranian, Haggard. He is a red merle Pom so our son suggested Haggard as in Merle Haggard, it stuck. He will chase a ball all day if you let him. He loves getting in the pool. My husband cannot get in without him. The second picture is his sister Prissy. We first named her Dolly but changed her name to Prissy because she is. The third pic is of our garage cat, Gabby. After Hurricane Michael, Cat 5, in 2018 we found her in the neighbors torn up garage and brought her over to ours since she and our house cat, Baby, do not get along. She will talk your head off. Sweetest cat I have ever seen. I love the white heart on her chest and the painted toes on her paws. She will lay in your lap and purr for hours if you let her. She comes and goes from in the house whenever she wants. The fourth picture is Baby, she is shy and a typical cat.

We are in Panama City, Fl and got hit really hard by Hurricane Michael. People are still working to fix their homes and businesses. I just wish we didn’t lose all of the trees, I miss them. - Thank you - Tina

We are happy to have you as a regular and contributing to the thread today. It certainly appears that your home is pet friendly. Thanks for sharing today.


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Hi MH,

I love the pet thread and just about everything else on AoSHQ.

Maybe you can find room for our kitty. Just an ordinary tabby housecat but she got her name in an interesting way.

We got her from someone advertising free kittens on the supermarket bulletin board. She was the last of the litter and a runt so the owner kept her for a few extra two weeks.

No idea what to name her but we got takeout Chinese food that night and my Wife asks the guy at the counter how to say “cat” in Chinese. He says “mao and hao mao means “good cat” (assuming he meant well behaved).

HaoMao is 19 now. She has chronic renal failure, hypertension and hyperthyroidism but is doing great. Hope to have her for a little while longer. Cheers! - Eric

Eric we always find room for a PetMoron. Sometimes it takes a little time for them to get their 15 minutes of fame. Sounds like HaoMao has had a wonderful life with you folks.

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These are my good friends Buster (brown) and Barry Wayne (grey). They are best of friends and will play with anything they find laying around including someone’s misplaced boots. Both are big snuggle bunnies and very affectionate. Of course having a full grown donkey lay the whole weight of his head on your shoulder isn’t very comfortable but they get a pass for being so sweet. Buster has been known to give a little love nip if you haven’t him enough scratches.

Both of them were rescued from the kill lots. - MW in Texas

Love nips eh? Hate to see what happens when they can't sit on the couch with you. J/K. You certainly have a large heart and it is quite apparent. Good on you for the rescue.


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Mis Hum

I sent you a picture of Elvis a couple weeks ago but I saw that you said you had lost a bunch of recent emails so here is another one.

This is Elvis a couple days after I adopted him. Turns out he loves going for car rides and seeing the sights. He's a very happy guy and despite his attempts at acting like a tough guy he's a big marshmallow. - JackStraw

I can see why Elvis loves car rides. On a sunny warm day not much beats riding around in a convertible. Thanks for submitting Elvis' photo again.


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Hey Mis Hum,
You have featured our latest rescue when we got him 8 months ago. On his 8th month anniversary of his new home, Wiley got bit by a rattlesnake. He likes to leap onto our patch of fake grass, and he saw it mid leap but there wasn't time to correct course. When he landed the snake bit him on the nose. Mr. Wee Kreek saw it and yelled to me. We thought he might not have gotten bit because Mr. Wee Kreek said he leapt almost three feet in the air to get away from the snake. When I got to him, I saw blood dripping down his nose. I had to get him and our other dog inside, and Mr. WK got on the phone to the Vet. In these times of "social distancing" there aren't as many Vets for emergencies open and we had to go about 20 minutes away to get to one that was open for emergencies. The bastard snake got away while I was getting the dogs in and I will always regret that. Wiley spent about 21 hours in the hospital, got three vials of antivenom, and we spent $2800. He is doing great. He is already back to his amazing self after only a week. We have spent the week preparing our fencing for an additional layer of "snake fencing"on the outside which means digging a 2 inch trench and clearing back all foliage so we can attach 1/4" wire mesh buried two inches down and extending 34" above ground. Most of you think digging a two inch trench is no big deal, however we live on a mountain full of rock so this is more of challenge than it sounds, as well as being in the mid 90's. This is supposed to keep the rattlesnakes out. All the local stores were out of the 1/4" wire mesh so we had to order it online. I have attached a picture of our little man after he got home. His nose is a bit swollen and his neck is pretty puffy. We only could find 1 puncture so we think he only got half a load of venom, which maybe why he has done so well. Any other petmorons out there with advice about keeping the snakes out? Has anyone else installed snake fencing?
Wee Kreek Farm Girl


We are glad to hear that Wiley made it. I have no personal experience with snakes living in the frozen tundra. He certainly is loved by you folks. Hopefully there are some Morons here who can help out on the snake issues you face.


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This is Lily, tricolor Pembroke Welsh corgi, age 4-1/2 months. Mr and Ms Les Kinetic are getting trained by her.

So that little cutie is herding you and the Mrs. up already? So cute yet so much work, good luck with that.

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I sent a pic of Bogie and Bacall back when they were 14 week old kittens. This is them now at 2 years old. Don't regret a second of getting them.

Kilroy wasn't here


Adorable kittehs Kilroy. Sounds like a fun 2 years with hopefully many more to come. Thanks for sharing today.

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Thank you all for your submissions of links, pets and their stories. A wonderful group certainly!

We still have quite a full in-box here at the Pet Thread. We will get to your pets as soon as we can. If you do need to reach out in the meantime petmorons at gmail dot com.

The Pet Thread staff wishes you a safe and happy Memorial Day Weekend.

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1 Happy Caturday everyone

Posted by: Skip at May 23, 2020 03:06 PM (ZCEU2)

2 OMGosh, the cutest pets!

HaoMao looks just like my late Jack.

Thanks for all the stories of your fur friends.

Top picture is a treasure!

Posted by: My life is insanity at May 23, 2020 03:07 PM (Z/jzm)

3 Beautiful pets and Corgi Lilly is adorable.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at May 23, 2020 03:08 PM (XAC2T)

4 Yay, pet thread! Great looking group of moronimals.

Posted by: olddog in mo, F*ck BofA & uckfay ancercay at May 23, 2020 03:09 PM (Dhht7)

5 Usually my Paisley will gobble up anything I eat. But I found out this week she doesn't like calamari. She spit it out.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at May 23, 2020 03:12 PM (XAC2T)

6 Woof!

Pet Thread.

Posted by: Commissar Conor at May 23, 2020 03:12 PM (6wiwL)

7 Loved the vid's, MisHum. Especially first and third. Still pondering the second one. Did all those cats live at that house? Wonder if that was in Puerto Rico?

Posted by: olddog in mo, F*ck BofA & uckfay ancercay at May 23, 2020 03:12 PM (Dhht7)

8 That picture at the top is adorable.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 23, 2020 03:13 PM (Rc4So)

9 Haggard and Prissy are adorable! Kittehs look great too!

My grandson is pushing for a cat, "what if you get mouses grandma?"

Posted by: CN at May 23, 2020 03:14 PM (ONvIw)

10 5 Usually my Paisley will gobble up anything I eat. But I found out this week she doesn't like calamari. She spit it out.
Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at May 23, 2020 03:12 PM (XAC2T)

Wise!

Posted by: CN at May 23, 2020 03:15 PM (ONvIw)

11 Awesome looking pets and stories, everyone! Enjoy this thread immensely every week, and appreciate the lightheartedness from the stresses of the day. The cats at the door waiting for their treats reminds me of our herd of kitties (9) waiting outside the door morning and evening at our house. Some even climb up the screens - good grief....we've created monsters! but they're sweet......I'll try to send pics of our indoor kitties who are very mellow and spoiled. Thanks for the great thread MH!

Posted by: misslurk'ette at May 23, 2020 03:16 PM (GDpRb)

12 Great looking pets. Lily is ridiculously cute.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 23, 2020 03:17 PM (ZLI7S)

13 Love Olive and Mabel

Posted by: Tuna at May 23, 2020 03:17 PM (gLRfa)

14 That is just the cutest pic up top!

Posted by: Infidel at May 23, 2020 03:18 PM (sNpqr)

15 Kilroy, does your white cat have any markings? From this angle, looks just like my Ghost, who is pure white with very pale green eyes.

Posted by: Empire1 at May 23, 2020 03:20 PM (IVHho)

16 My bichons love peanut oil

a quarter of a teaspoon with a little pecorino

all gone

Posted by: REDACTED at May 23, 2020 03:20 PM (UUUON)

17 Lily it too cute. Better start learning her about the boy doggehs.

Posted by: olddog in mo, F*ck BofA & uckfay ancercay at May 23, 2020 03:20 PM (Dhht7)

18 Wow. For once I'm not too late for the pesks threds!

Of course, I was about to go out and try to do some yardwork while we have this day without rain in monsoon season... but I can take a moment for pets!

The hedge-trimmer is giving me the ol' hairy eyeball, tho...

Posted by: mindful webworker - Okie by birth and choice
at May 23, 2020 03:21 PM (bd376)

19 Nice seatbelt harness on Elvis

Posted by: CN at May 23, 2020 03:22 PM (ONvIw)

20 Wee Kreek Farm Girl

So glad you got to the vet in time. I killed what I think was a baby (foot long) copperhead here yesterday. I wasn't sure if if it was really a copperhead, but when it coiled up and assumed the strike position with an open mouth I decided I didn't want to take any chances.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar - YOU are all in it together! - at May 23, 2020 03:24 PM (6wiwL)

21 My grandson is pushing for a cat, "what if you get mouses grandma?"
Posted by: CN at May 23, 2020 03:14 PM (ONvIw)
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The kid makes a fair point. We semi-domesticated cats for a reason! My folks' old house is now vacant (on the market) and I have to go police up mousetraps intermittently. Rarely saw a (live) mouse when there was a cat in the house!

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 23, 2020 03:25 PM (Rc4So)

22 My Rusty is hating the wet weather, he's usually clamoring for a walk but is hiding under the desk today, gave me some serious side eye when he heard the car keys.

Posted by: CN at May 23, 2020 03:25 PM (ONvIw)

23 I love how the laser pointer makes the cats go balls-out on the wheel. None of the pouncing and time-taking we see with the feather.

Laser pointers trigger something in cats, man.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 23, 2020 03:26 PM (Rc4So)

24 Every day, load of kittens. That's an oldie goldie.

My golden kitteh Charlie was snoozing here next to me when the kittens came up at high volume. As ever when there's dogs or cats making noise in videos, Charlie perks up and looks around.

I've tried to get him to see the screen, but I don't think he can.

Posted by: mindful webworker - Okie by birth and choice
at May 23, 2020 03:27 PM (bd376)

25 My Rusty is hating the wet weather, he's usually clamoring for a walk but is hiding under the desk today, gave me some serious side eye when he heard the car keys.
Posted by: CN at May 23, 2020 03:25 PM (ONvIw)
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You have thunder? My dad's dog (Winston, who's feeding regimen has been posted here in the past) doesn't care about rain or snow but the big guy is terrified by thunder.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 23, 2020 03:27 PM (Rc4So)

26 Thanks to Jake Holenhead for this interesting video.

I love how the music follows what the cats are doing, esp. when the cat with half a tail started galloping.

Posted by: t-bird at May 23, 2020 03:27 PM (1vynn)

27 My parents have a couple of Pembroke Welsh Corgis, and they are fantastic dogs. What a good breed. Enthusiastic and unflapplable, the coyotes don't scare them a bit. They love to patrol the property and protect all the other animals, including their older humans.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, live from Pandemia at May 23, 2020 03:27 PM (NVYyb)

28 Nice Pets Y'all!.......

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 23, 2020 03:27 PM (Z+IKu)

29 Shouldn't feed strays, if you don't want them around. This can be said about cats, dogs, bears, deer, people...

McGyver, out

Posted by: McGyver at May 23, 2020 03:28 PM (Tqz1J)

30 Hello all,
A quick update on the rattlesnake, he came back nine days later and was again heading for the dog grass with the dogs on it. I was shouting for Mr. Wee Kreek who came out and he shot the rattlesnake in his flip flops (how the snake got into his flip flops I will never know, sorry bad Mr. Wee Kreek joke) and to complete the visual he was just wearing underwear. We are 85% completed with the snake fencing but ran out of material and had to order more, which promptly got lost some where in Tennessee. Now we are getting more sent. Just when it is going to be over 100 degrees.

Posted by: WeeKreek Farm Girl at May 23, 2020 03:28 PM (hyw9C)

31 The kid makes a fair point. We semi-domesticated cats for a reason! My folks' old house is now vacant (on the market) and I have to go police up mousetraps intermittently. Rarely saw a (live) mouse when there was a cat in the house!
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 23, 2020 03:25 PM (Rc4So)

Exactly so. He has his eye on a ginger Maine Coon Cat which he assures me will eliminate all "mouses".

Posted by: CN at May 23, 2020 03:28 PM (ONvIw)

32 Love the top pic. So adorable.

Can I post this here? It's not pets, per se, link to Falconry and Me Youtube page/vid.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBlMbgJ9J9s

Fable the raven is totally awesome, and the channel is over 100K subscribers, which I think she truly never expected. Amy the bird lady, I mean. She's alright too, but Fable I could watch all day.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 23, 2020 03:29 PM (hku12)

33 Great pets again. How do you guys do it.

The donkeys pic reminds me of a sad episode. We driving to a friends house in the country. At the property corner a donkey came galloping up to the fence braying and braying incessantly.

We stop and talked to it but it brayed some more then took off for the barn.

Come to fined out it's mate had died the day before and it was still distraught. Very sad. I'm continuously amazed at the intelligence and feelings that animals have. We sell them so short.

Posted by: Beartooth at May 23, 2020 03:29 PM (fpc+A)

34 Mr. Peabody - my CoJack - was all happy to be outside until I turned on the hose to wash the car. Then he ran inside to hide. Water is for drinking only as far as he is concerned.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at May 23, 2020 03:30 PM (r+sAi)

35 I too am loving that seatbelt harness Elvis is wearing. My dogs are too enthusiastic to ride with the top down but a double harness would deal with them and they would love the smells.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, live from Pandemia at May 23, 2020 03:30 PM (NVYyb)

36 You have thunder? My dad's dog (Winston, who's feeding regimen has been posted here in the past) doesn't care about rain or snow but the big guy is terrified by thunder.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 23, 2020 03:27 PM (Rc4So)

We had some earlier and he does hate it. I don't mind the hiding as his predecessor, Sparkus Aurelius, used to growl, bark, and jump at the window to attack the noise. Used to drive me nuts.

Posted by: CN at May 23, 2020 03:30 PM (ONvIw)

37 Exactly so. He has his eye on a ginger Maine Coon Cat which he assures me will eliminate all "mouses".
Posted by: CN at May 23, 2020 03:28 PM (ONvIw)
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I had a gray one once. No complaint on the mouse-killing front.

And you can use its kill total as a lesson in plurals

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 23, 2020 03:32 PM (Rc4So)

38 30 The heck with the flip-flops, what was the snake doing in his underwear? Ooooh, phrasing. I'll let myself out

McGyver, (as I said) out

Posted by: McGyver at May 23, 2020 03:32 PM (Tqz1J)

39 So many nice photos. HaoMao looks like my rescue, Tess, who if she could would sit on my or my husband's lap all day.

And the Corgi, Lily is adorable

Here is a cute kitty photo:

https://tinyurl.com/y9owyps9

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 23, 2020 03:33 PM (+eVzC)

40 >>>Posted by: WeeKreek Farm Girl at May 23, 2020 03:28 PM (hyw9C)

Hope he had his hat on at least, to protect him from the sun! And I hope you got a picture because thats a great image that you hope lives long in family lore.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, live from Pandemia at May 23, 2020 03:33 PM (NVYyb)

41 And you can use its kill total as a lesson in plurals
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 23, 2020 03:32 PM (Rc4So)

I don't know how he found out about Maine Coon cats, but someone told him they did the job. I said "maybe" if I do see a need for mouse killing I would consider. He has already named it "Catty".

Posted by: CN at May 23, 2020 03:34 PM (ONvIw)

42 >>I too am loving that seatbelt harness Elvis is wearing. My dogs are too enthusiastic to ride with the top down but a double harness would deal with them and they would love the smells.

It does a good job of keeping him in place. It has a loop in the back where the seatbelt fits through.

Elvis has a tendency to get excited on drives and I want to keep the little rascal in the car.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 23, 2020 03:36 PM (ZLI7S)

43 Lily is looking right into my soul.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 23, 2020 03:37 PM (EZebt)

44 MisHum, that top photo is a keeper. Thanks so much for it.

Posted by: m at May 23, 2020 03:38 PM (uvqOP)

45 Did the Olive and Mabel announcer-who obviously was a sports announcer-decide to announce for his pets because of a down time in sports broadcasting because of Coronavirus?

Those video are so cute and funny.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 23, 2020 03:39 PM (+eVzC)

46 I love this thread, MisHum! Such beautiful animals, and Jack Straw's Elvis in the convertible sure is classy.

Loved the Olive and Mabel video, too!

Posted by: Ladyl at May 23, 2020 03:39 PM (TdMsT)

47 I don't know how he found out about Maine Coon cats, but someone told him they did the job. I said "maybe" if I do see a need for mouse killing I would consider. He has already named it "Catty".
Posted by: CN at May 23, 2020 03:34 PM (ONvIw)
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It has been my experience that all cats have the same name. Sure, they have formal names for vet records or whatnot but all cats become "kitty" before too long. I think it's some kind of natural law.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 23, 2020 03:39 PM (Rc4So)

48 "Haggard . . . will chase a ball all day if you let him."

And you do let him, yes?

Posted by: m at May 23, 2020 03:42 PM (uvqOP)

49 47: He's not terribly creative with pet names, all the stuffed animals have names like "Puppy" "hedgehoggie" "sharky" and "owlie".

Posted by: CN at May 23, 2020 03:44 PM (ONvIw)

50 "This is Lily." Moar adulation, moar!

Posted by: m at May 23, 2020 03:47 PM (uvqOP)

51 Just as an FYI for those who may not know, AlextheChick, aka. The Empress, loooooooves corgis.

Posted by: Vendette at May 23, 2020 03:48 PM (6j2Bg)

52 Glad your story had a happy ending, Wee Kreek FG.

Great pictures, one and all.

The girl and the cat, though, is priceless.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at May 23, 2020 03:49 PM (WEBkv)

53 WeeKreek Farm Girl: ...to complete the visual he was just wearing underwear...

When we first moved back to Okla from Xicago, we frequently said, "living in the country makes you dress funny." Sometimes to include undress.

A couple of days ago, our Son & his buddy were playing with their chainsaws, clearing some overgrowth here, when I heard the saws stop and then four shots. Figured it was a snake, and it was. I asked what kind it was and buddy just said, "poisonous." When they're coming at you with those hissing cobra-like heads, you don't take a lot of time for further identification.

Posted by: mindful webworker - with three cool cats
at May 23, 2020 03:49 PM (bd376)

54 It has been my experience that all cats have the same name. Sure, they have formal names for vet records or whatnot but all cats become "kitty" before too long. I think it's some kind of natural law.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 23, 2020 03:39 PM (Rc4So)
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Our pooches have vet names but, around the house, they tend to go by "goofball" and "knucklehead."

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at May 23, 2020 03:52 PM (WEBkv)

55 30 Mr. Wee Kreek who came out and he shot the rattlesnake in his flip flops
Posted by: WeeKreek Farm Girl at May 23, 2020 03:28 PM (hyw9C)

This can do double duty, featuring also on the next gun thread!!!

Posted by: m at May 23, 2020 03:53 PM (uvqOP)

56 Our pooches have vet names but, around the house, they tend to go by "goofball" and "knucklehead."
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at May 23, 2020 03:52 PM (WEBkv)

Mine usually have variations on their vet names. Rusty is really Russell, but is often Rustpot, rustoleum, or rustafarian when he's looking in need of a brushdown.

Posted by: CN at May 23, 2020 03:56 PM (ONvIw)

57 36 Sparkus Aurelius
Posted by: CN at May 23, 2020 03:30 PM (ONvIw)

heh

Posted by: m at May 23, 2020 03:57 PM (uvqOP)

58 Oh, my goodness, Wee Kreek Farm Girl!

How scary for your dog!

Vet thought a rattler had bitten one of our dogs once, but it was just a hot spot. He was being a wimp about having it touched.

Posted by: KT at May 23, 2020 03:58 PM (BVQ+1)

59 Just as an FYI for those who may not know, AlextheChick, aka. The Empress, loooooooves corgis.

Trying to imagine a corgi on that big hamster wheel the cats are using.

Posted by: t-bird at May 23, 2020 03:58 PM (vOGqy)

60 I asked what kind it was and buddy just said, "poisonous." When they're coming at you with those hissing cobra-like heads, you don't take a lot of time for further identification.

Posted by: mindful webworker - with three cool cats
at May 23, 2020 03:49
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Buddy is wise. They're all poisonous.

Posted by: olddog in mo, F*ck BofA & uckfay ancercay at May 23, 2020 03:59 PM (Dhht7)

61 So that is the famous Elvis, who has s clearly in the house.
Great pets, as always, mh and Horde.
What kind of ride is that JackStraw?

Posted by: RI Red at May 23, 2020 04:02 PM (ebxKR)

62 Paisley is a lab/husky cross. When's it's cold the lab part doesn't want to go out. When it's raining the husky part doesn't want to go out.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at May 23, 2020 04:02 PM (XAC2T)

63 Such great pets all! Tina I have fond memories of Panama City.

Privacy fence is up and I don't think Moose is very happy about it. Now he can't see the other dogs or any of the neighbors. Thankfully he has a chipmunk that keeps him occupied from time to time.

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 23, 2020 04:04 PM (dUJdY)

64 Just met a couple who found/adopted a 2 week old baby skunk. The mother got run over and he was the only survivor of the litter. They have to feed him from a dropper bottle every 2 hours.


Cute as a button and his name is Pepe La Peu

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at May 23, 2020 04:09 PM (JUOKG)

65 the top photo made me LOL
awesome

cute pet moronpets

Posted by: vmom Still Alive in These Tyrannical Times at May 23, 2020 04:10 PM (G546f)

66 Yay, Pet Thread!

My thoughts on Glenda's video are that it looks a lot like my house.

Posted by: creeper at May 23, 2020 04:11 PM (XxJt1)

67 Max Cat, my perpetual purr machine, is sprawled across my lap and juuust reaching up to sink a claw into my chin.
His way of saying, "Thank you, well-trained human."

Posted by: RI Red at May 23, 2020 04:11 PM (ebxKR)

68 Well, Lily (corgi, pictured above) is growing like a weed. She will be 6 months old next 8th, and she is now approaching 15 pounds. Her momma and poppa were reported to weigh 21 and 20 pounds, so we hope she will be dainty like them.

All alone with her, I can get her to reliably sit and sort of stay, and come. All this with no distractions and using treats. She will walk with loose leash, mostly, but goes into sled-dog pulling when something attractive like a stranger or another dog comes into sight.

I watch the training videos. I look at the price quotes from the professional trainers. I see a common thing, and that is a buzz collar. The "E-Collar."

So for you training wizards out there, is one of these essential? We want Lily to be a perfectly-trained off-leash wonder, and one who will STAY on command, for her safety, and for our peace of mind.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at May 23, 2020 04:12 PM (+fPHo)

69 I've never been partial to small dogs but Merle takes my eye. I know he's small but somehow he looks big.

Posted by: creeper at May 23, 2020 04:13 PM (XxJt1)

70 >>What kind of ride is that JackStraw?

1975 Triumph TR6

Posted by: JackStraw at May 23, 2020 04:16 PM (ZLI7S)

71 At a guess Elvis rides in a Triumph? Or it could be a Fiat.

The faux wood dash is always a great accent to a car's interior.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 23, 2020 04:18 PM (8KudI)

72 Super cute pets this week, Lily is soooo cute. Dottie, the dog that adopted dad and I a couple months ago is doing well. I call her some kind of terrorist breed. She only terrorizes branches and sometimes the water hose (water/mud puddles are the funnest thing EVER) but her motor has 2 settings: max revs or off.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at May 23, 2020 04:20 PM (K78+l)

73 HaoMao has a beautiful face. I like the initial M on her forehead.

Posted by: creeper at May 23, 2020 04:20 PM (XxJt1)

74 >>At a guess Elvis rides in a Triumph? Or it could be a Fiat.

>>The faux wood dash is always a great accent to a car's interior.

Good eye. I'm about half way through the restoration/modifications. I still have a bunch of cosmetics to deal with including the dash.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 23, 2020 04:22 PM (ZLI7S)

75 Nice ride, JackStraw. Even nicer shotgun you got there. What a smile!

Posted by: creeper at May 23, 2020 04:23 PM (XxJt1)

76 Pet Thread! WeaselDog and WeaselCat v2 say howdy!

Posted by: Weasel at May 23, 2020 04:24 PM (+c1jw)

77 Elvis ain't nuthin but a hound dog
Hot rodding all the time

Posted by: vmom Still Alive in These Tyrannical Times at May 23, 2020 04:26 PM (G546f)

78 Donkey's! Those two are great...all lips and smiles. Kudos to you on the rescue, MW in .Texas

Posted by: creeper at May 23, 2020 04:27 PM (XxJt1)

79 That era of sports car with the contact paper faux wood dash along with the padded dash and the similar knee protector makes restoration real fun because guess what, all that stuff will still crack assuming you get the replacements to fit right.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 23, 2020 04:29 PM (8KudI)

80 Glenda submitted this. Your thoughts?

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A) Too damn many cats at once

B) The long-haired black one looks a lot like my Wolf, if he were more chunky.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 23, 2020 04:33 PM (rpbg1)

81 ''Can I post this here? It's not pets, per se, link to Falconry and Me Youtube page/vid.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBlMbgJ9J9s

Fable the raven is totally awesome, and the channel is over 100K subscribers, which I think she truly never expected. Amy the bird lady, I mean. She's alright too, but Fable I could watch all day.''

Started watching the videos about Fable but got sidetracked to her other birds of prey. Very, very interesting. She's quite a good advocate for these amazing birds. Obvious that she knows her stuff and loves her birds. Surprised I haven't seen her on TV specials. She's a natural in front of the camera. Thanks for sharing that link.

Posted by: Tuna at May 23, 2020 04:33 PM (gLRfa)

82 WeeKreek, what a tale you told. I'm so glad Wiley is okay.
This is all kinds of snake country. I learned from the natives to scatter mothballs in the yard where snakes prefer. They actually work.

Posted by: creeper at May 23, 2020 04:33 PM (XxJt1)

83 I hope this works ... tinyurl and I do not get along well.

https://tinyurl.com/Tabbycat-M

Which has 3 versions of how tabbies got their M.

Posted by: Empire1 at May 23, 2020 04:34 PM (IVHho)

84 doggeh is barking at a bunneh
coz it has evil eyes
empty black button like eyes

Posted by: vmom Still Alive in These Tyrannical Times at May 23, 2020 04:34 PM (G546f)

85 83 I hope this works ... tinyurl and I do not get along well.

https://tinyurl.com/Tabbycat-M

Which has 3 versions of how tabbies got their M.
Posted by: Empire1 at May 23, 2020 04:34 PM (IVHho)

It worked!

Posted by: m at May 23, 2020 04:35 PM (uvqOP)

86 Killer swamp rabbits?

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 23, 2020 04:35 PM (8KudI)

87 Lily is just adorable. And look at those ears!

Posted by: creeper at May 23, 2020 04:36 PM (XxJt1)

88 5 Just goes to show how exceptionally intelligent Paisley is.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin -- current occupation: cat furniture at May 23, 2020 04:38 PM (tP90E)

89 Kilroy, does your white cat have any markings? From this angle, looks just like my Ghost, who is pure white with very pale green eyes.
Posted by: Empire1 at May 23, 2020


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Miss Linda's Annabelle is a white shorthair too. Turned out by her evacuating humans, we think, for Hurricane Katrina, she was dominating the other left-behind cats (despite being smaller than most) and making a living going door-to-door for handouts. She was quite pleased to move in with Linda, though she hated Linda's two other felines. They're both gone; so Annabelle rules at age 14-15.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 23, 2020 04:39 PM (rpbg1)

90 I'm glad it worked! For some reason I can't understand, I can rarely get a tinyurl to do so. But this seemed so appropriate to the pet thread, I had to try.

Posted by: Empire1 at May 23, 2020 04:40 PM (IVHho)

91 86 Killer swamp rabbits?
Posted by: Anna Puma at May 23, 2020 04:35 PM (8KudI)

killer backyard rabbits
it likes to stare at the one window
I think it has a wee rifle on it's back

Posted by: vmom Still Alive in These Tyrannical Times at May 23, 2020 04:41 PM (G546f)

92 Doggeh sez Lilly is cute

Posted by: vmom Still Alive in These Tyrannical Times at May 23, 2020 04:42 PM (G546f)

93 86 Killer swamp rabbits?
Posted by: Anna Puma at May 23, 2020 04:35 PM (8KudI)

Snowshoe hares here are killers

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 23, 2020 04:42 PM (aA3+G)

94 You best call Elmer Fudd then.. oh wait never mind.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 23, 2020 04:42 PM (8KudI)

95 If I got a dog, I would hope its a Corgi, Lily is too cute.

Posted by: Skip at May 23, 2020 04:42 PM (ZCEU2)

96 Mine usually have variations on their vet names. Rusty is really Russell, but is often Rustpot, rustoleum, or rustafarian when he's looking in need of a brushdown.
Posted by: CN at May 23, 2020 03:56 PM (ONvIw)

Mostly I call Paisley by her legal name. Sometimes I call her Rooroo, based on a noise she makes when she's trying to talk.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at May 23, 2020 04:42 PM (XAC2T)

97 Wee Creek -- I have absolutely no experience with snakes except for garden variety garter snakes, so can't give you any advice. You sure are lucky that Wiley pulled through. I hope the remainder of the swelling goes down.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin -- current occupation: cat furniture at May 23, 2020 04:42 PM (tP90E)

98 Just as an FYI for those who may not know, AlextheChick, aka. The Empress, loooooooves corgis.

Trying to imagine a corgi on that big hamster wheel the cats are using.
Posted by: t-bird at May 23, 2020


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Have you seen the YouTube video of the Corgis diving into the swimming pool? They don't dive. They belly-flop: https://tinyurl.com/yc92xtlm

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 23, 2020 04:43 PM (rpbg1)

99 Yay! Petses!
Love the vids too.

Posted by: navybrat, largely at large at May 23, 2020 04:45 PM (w7KSn)

100 There was a corgi video I had book marked to send to my sister, I cleverly managed to delete it before sending it or I'd repost it here (although I may have gotten it here

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar - YOU are all in it together! - at May 23, 2020 04:45 PM (6wiwL)

101 I love Olive and Mabel. There's a black Lab in my future, I just know it.

Posted by: vivi at May 23, 2020 04:45 PM (11H2y)

102 Tina: I've been wanting a red Pom for years. You're is beautiful. Actually, everyone 's pets are beautiful.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin -- current occupation: cat furniture at May 23, 2020 04:45 PM (tP90E)

103 I played that "Every darn day" video and my cat Oblio, who had been sleeping on my bed, came galloping out to see who these interlopers were.

Posted by: butch at May 23, 2020 04:45 PM (hXu8T)

104 100

Oops inadvertent post
My bad

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar - YOU are all in it together! - at May 23, 2020 04:45 PM (6wiwL)

105 Wolfus --

Ghost is actually a long-hair, though since we moved to Texas you can barely tell except when he starts his spring shedding. He was semi-feral when we got him. Very friendly, but no tolerance for being held, which I find very disappointing. Purrs, head-butts, and licks my hand, though, which is good.

Posted by: Empire1 at May 23, 2020 04:45 PM (IVHho)

106 Tuna, thanks for the comment about Fable the Raven. YouTube has been recommending that to me for a couple of weeks and I've been ignoring it. Won't do that next time.

Posted by: creeper at May 23, 2020 04:46 PM (XxJt1)

107 45- the announcer for Mabel and Olive is a BBC sports announcer who's done Wimbeldon and other big events. He was bored. try to find the first one he did, where the dogs are racing to see who finishes their food first.

Posted by: vivi at May 23, 2020 04:48 PM (11H2y)

108 I don't know how he found out about Maine Coon cats, but someone told him they did the job. I said "maybe" if I do see a need for mouse killing I would consider. He has already named it "Catty".
Posted by: CN at May 23, 2020


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We never had a cat when we were kids, not until I was 12, though we'd have loved one, and Mom grew up with them. The lease said "No Way," and we had upstairs neighbors who, Mom said later, would probably have squealed on us. Once they moved out, Mom went into action and brought home red tabby-with-white Rusty, a shorthair who grew to be 14 lbs. and our solid friend.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 23, 2020 04:48 PM (rpbg1)

109 vivi, did you see the water rippling around the lab in the water? She was wagging her tail underwater.

Posted by: creeper at May 23, 2020 04:49 PM (XxJt1)

110 Elvis needs a Mr. Microphone to go with his ride.

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

Posted by: m at May 23, 2020 04:49 PM (uvqOP)

111 Wolfus --

Ghost is actually a long-hair, though since we moved to Texas you can barely tell except when he starts his spring shedding. He was semi-feral when we got him. Very friendly, but no tolerance for being held, which I find very disappointing. Purrs, head-butts, and licks my hand, though, which is good.
Posted by: Empire1 at May 23, 2020


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Long-hairs are the best-looking cats to me. Yeah, more brushing, but as for shedding, their fur comes off in clumps that are easy to sweep up with the brush or the vacuum. And they just look more filled out.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 23, 2020 04:50 PM (rpbg1)

112 Here are all four of the Olive and Mabel videos:

https://tinyurl.com/yc63d8nv

Posted by: m at May 23, 2020 04:52 PM (uvqOP)

113 Lily is SOOOOO CUTE!!!!!

Posted by: lin-duh en fugue! at May 23, 2020 04:53 PM (UUBmN)

114 All of the TiFW cats got dosed for fleas yesterday, so they were NOT happy with yours truly.....

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas at May 23, 2020 04:54 PM (SRRAx)

115 I could look at that top picture for an hour. If you hooked me up to a sphygnamoneter you could watch the diastolic plummet.

Posted by: creeper at May 23, 2020 04:55 PM (XxJt1)

116 I've seldom seen cats that hungry and animated as in the Every Damn Day video, but I know all cats get accustomed to foodie time.

Posted by: navybrat, largely at large at May 23, 2020 04:58 PM (w7KSn)

117 Hopefully the email makes it, just sent a picture of the newest cat so maybe he can get published also.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 23, 2020 04:58 PM (8KudI)

118 ^^^What lin-duh said^^^

Do they make miniature corgis? Ones that stay that cute forever? 'Cuz that is one "squeeeeee!!!!!!" baby pup!

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas at May 23, 2020 04:58 PM (SRRAx)

119 Hi, mindful. I used to run guinea pig videos for Wilbur, since he was an only pig. But he never seemed interested in them.

Posted by: creeper at May 23, 2020 04:59 PM (XxJt1)

120 Here are all four of the Olive and Mabel videos:

https://tinyurl.com/yc63d8nv

Posted by: m at May 23, 2020 04:52
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Thanks for the link.

Posted by: olddog in mo, F*ck BofA & uckfay ancercay at May 23, 2020 05:01 PM (Dhht7)

121 Lovely pets, all. The donkeys look like fun. Thanks for saving them.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at May 23, 2020 05:02 PM (k4dH2)

122 CN...
Get the kid a cat. Then come and tell us how much you love the cat.

Posted by: creeper at May 23, 2020 05:03 PM (XxJt1)

123 Shutting down, thunderstorms and lightning are really lighting things up.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 23, 2020 05:03 PM (8KudI)

124 Hi, mindful. I used to run guinea pig videos for Wilbur, since he was an only pig. But he never seemed interested in them.
Posted by: creeper at May 23, 2020


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I played the feeding time video above for my two furry thugs. One twitched an ear but showed no interest. The other turned his head, looked toward me, and then away.

On the other hand, my big Maine Coon mix Arizona once went ballistic when Linda played a CD of wolf calls.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 23, 2020 05:04 PM (rpbg1)

125 Thanks for another wonderful Pet Thread, Mis Hum!

Love all y'all's pets. Such happy critters!

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at May 23, 2020 05:05 PM (WFcrO)

126 m, thanks for the raven links.

Posted by: creeper at May 23, 2020 05:05 PM (XxJt1)

127 A question for dog owners.

In the previous Gardening thread, someone had a photo of a dog which was visiting its mother on the farm where it had been born. The dog looked pretty well grown to me, so I'm wondering - would a dog even remember its mother, once it had grown up elsewhere?

Posted by: Annalucia at May 23, 2020 05:05 PM (S6ArX)

128 Teresa --

Not exactly, but apparently you can come close to mini-corgis. Check this out:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/Mini-corgis

Posted by: Empire1 at May 23, 2020 05:06 PM (IVHho)

129 MH, what is a snowshoe hare? I seem to remember that as a Bugs skit.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at May 23, 2020 05:08 PM (dwCW4)

130 Annalucia, I think the dog would be more likely to remember the place than his mother. Critters don't seem to maintain much if a parent/child relationship. I have a mama cat and her son and they treat each other like total strangers. But maybe dogs are different in that regard.

Posted by: creeper at May 23, 2020 05:13 PM (XxJt1)

131 I had a dog and his daughter for 10 years. Dad let daughter do whatever her whole life.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at May 23, 2020 05:17 PM (dwCW4)

132 CHESS/DRESS NOOD

Posted by: Skip the guy who calls noods at May 23, 2020 05:18 PM (ZCEU2)

133 @131
Isn't that the way it is with most fathers and daughters?

Posted by: creeper at May 23, 2020 05:19 PM (XxJt1)

134 Critters don't seem to maintain much if a parent/child relationship. I have a mama cat and her son and they treat each other like total strangers. But maybe dogs are different in that regard.
Posted by: creeper at May 23, 2020


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They can be friends, though. When I adopted Chekov D. Siberian, his father came trotting up to me with him as if that were a usual thing. And his breeder suggested I could adopt them both: They were both retired from showing and breeding, and had lived together all Chekov's life.

But after a separation, I don't know. Perhaps the scent of the parent would trigger something.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 23, 2020 05:20 PM (rpbg1)

135 The Pet Thread is always so short!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 23, 2020 05:21 PM (rpbg1)

136 Creeper, yes. Never had seen it in dogs. Dad was incredibly patient and loving.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at May 23, 2020 05:24 PM (dwCW4)

137 126 m, thanks for the raven links.
Posted by: creeper at May 23, 2020 05:05 PM (XxJt1)

That's from BurtTC!

32 Can I post this here? It's not pets, per se, link to Falconry and Me Youtube page/vid.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBlMbgJ9J9s

Fable the raven is totally awesome, and the channel is over 100K subscribers, which I think she truly never expected. Amy the bird lady, I mean. She's alright too, but Fable I could watch all day.
Posted by: BurtTC at May 23, 2020 03:29 PM (hku12)

Posted by: m at May 23, 2020 05:24 PM (uvqOP)

138 122: If I see mouses. I hate mieces to pieces

Posted by: CN at May 23, 2020 05:45 PM (ONvIw)

139 Gotta love the "your thoughts" in the caption of the cat video. Mishum's passive aggressive way of showing displeasure. No balls to actually call it out herself. Yeah we get it.

Posted by: Craig James at May 23, 2020 05:52 PM (o9JxP)

140 Love the pet thread.
The little girl and her cat looking out the window.Olive and Mabel, love them.
As for the platoon of cats that show up asking for food, I think they love it because it's sort of like hunting and eating gourmet at the same time. It's an orgy of food, and they love it!

Posted by: Dem Arby's Boys at May 23, 2020 06:32 PM (qlTN9)

141 Thanks for another wonderful pet thread!

Posted by: CN at May 23, 2020 07:11 PM (ONvIw)

142 Posted by: Craig James at May 23, 2020 05:52 PM (o9JxP)

Eff off!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar - YOU are all in it together! - at May 23, 2020 07:28 PM (6wiwL)

143 At a guess Elvis rides in a Triumph? Or it could be a Fiat.

The faux wood dash is always a great accent to a car's interior.
Posted by: Anna Puma at May 23, 2020 04:18 PM (8KudI)

My Pogo would ride in the '76 TR-6 that I used to have in Arizona. I never found a need to belt her in, and the seat belts in that car were pretty damned crude, anyway. But the dash is not fake wood; it's honest to gosh plywood with real hardwood veneer on it. Mine, the veneer was all peeled and nasty, and I made a new dash out of a nice piece of laminate flooring. I took the opportunity to throw away most of the crappy Lucas switches, and replace them with some decent Japanese ones, and made a new dash harness, with multi-pin plugs to connect it to the body harnesses. Laid some electrical gremlins to rest, that did.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 23, 2020 09:06 PM (/yZJx)

144 Thanks for all the nice comments about HaoMao.You Morons are great folks!

Posted by: Eric at May 24, 2020 02:01 PM (HfMsJ)

145 Look at that Bird out there whats he doing? Giving us the Bird

Posted by: Tamaa the Drongo Bird at May 24, 2020 06:10 PM (FLiOE)

146 Olive and Mabel look like our Bailey and Kahlua. Except Bailey is a bit bigger, runs from 84 lbs to 102 lbs. She was the only female in a ltter of 10 and the 2nd largest.

@127 Don't know abouy dogs but our cat has a daughter living next door and on their rare encounters seems to hate her. Tho maybe she's a really annoying child, LOL.

Posted by: Farmer at May 24, 2020 09:51 PM (nM8bJ)

147 "Every. Dam. Day" video: I've watched it a dozen times and can't stop laughing.

Don't try to make a lesson of it. If you go to YouTube, you can read her note:

"There's only one way to silence the herd.

After plenty of awesome comments, I want to clarify a few things:
These are my farm cats, not stray in any way. They live a happy life outside keeping mice out of my house and barns.
Yes, they were fed more than that, I just didn't see any reason to tape their entire meal.
I am not complaining about feeding them, I just recorded this because I thought this little ritual was funny and might bring a smile to a few people."

Posted by: pumpkin at May 25, 2020 09:13 AM (wZCku)

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