Ace of Spades Pet Thread

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Good afternoon and welcome to the almost world famous Ace of Spades. Thanks for stopping by. Kick back and enjoy the world of animals.

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A Little of This. A Little of That.


Yes, even dogs can be klutzes.

That's quite a rescue.


Cats melodramatic? Who knew? H/T Shibumi

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Meet The PetMorons


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Hello again from Bama Bubba’s Cathouse!

We’ve been rescuing stray cats (felines, not the band) for nearly 30 years. We currently have 8, most of them have already appeared here on the world famous Pet Thread put on by the most esteemed Misanthropic Humanitarian. We have three left to show off, and without further ado, here they are.

First up is Fruit Loops. Yeah, she’s crazy, but danged lovable. She showed up one day along with two feral males. Fruit Loops wasn’t feral, however, just lost or abandoned. She moved in under our deck and within just a couple of days we were able to pick her up, get her in a crate, and in to the vet for a spay and shots. She’s been here 4 years and is still nuts.


Next is Buddy. He was one of the aforementioned feral cats that showed Fruit Loops her new home. Buddy took about a year to convince, but he finally came around and decided to get into the crate. Poor guy has dozens of scars, half an ear, and is the biggest baby of the group. Unfortunately, he’s also Feline Leukemia positive, so he has to live in the basement, away from Fruit Loops and the rest of the gang so he doesn’t spread the virus. He’s not near as grumpy as he looks, either. He’s been with us 3 1/2 years now and helps me play video games in the man cave.


This is Spot, so named because we couldn’t tell him and another black feral apart, so one of them got a dab of white paint on the back of his head one morning at feeding time. The other, sadly, quit showing up not long after. We like to think he found a home. Anyway, Spot moved in just a couple of months ago. Spot is also banished to the basement with Buddy because Spot has Feline Immunodeficiency Virus. This isn’t the same as what Buddy has, but Spot can spread his virus to other cats, too. Spot and Buddy are the Basement Boys and get along quite well, although Buddy does have to guard his food dish from the ravenous Spot.

Once we get them fixed and inoculated, they come inside to stay. It’s dangerous outdoors, and for the boys, their lives would be shortened considerably if they had to live outside. Please, if you have a cat, get them vaccinated for FeL and FIV. As always, we enjoy the Saturday Pet Thread and love to see the care that the morons give to their fuzzy friends. Peace out, and WAR EAGLE!

Bama Bubba


Thanks for your major contribution Bubba. I'm not sure what's bigger, your heart or your wallet. Those kittehs sure lucked out with you coming into their lives. Good job!


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Misanthrope,

The blue heeler is Lola. She came to our family after her previous owners weren’t able to deal with her bad behavior (she killed one of their cats). They were expecting a new baby and couldn’t take any risks. We’ve had her since February, 2020 and have solved most of her behavioral issues. It’s not like we’re super trainers, her previous owners were too busy to give her the consistent exercise and training she needed. She just turned 3.

The red heeler is Rowan. He’s been on the Pet Thread before. He turns 6 this summer. Strange to think of him as the old man now!

This is Jimbro from The Hostages

Thanks!

There is a reason why Blue Heelers are in the 'Working Group' of the AKC. They are working dogs and need an outlet. Good to hear you saved Lola from a bad fate. Good to see Rowan again. Great pair of dogs. Thank you.

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You posted my pic of Copper in the June 13 Pet Thread with this comment:

“Handsome dog. It has been awhile since we heard from you. So have you gotten a new pup?”

Funny you should ask…Copper’s birthday would have been on June 25, and my wife decided that day that we should start looking for a new pup, especially since we will have time to get her acclimated to us while we remain under Kung Flu house arrest. Prices for Corgi puppies are $2500+, so we quickly ruled that out. She tried the rescue route, but every rescue dog she found on the Internet that we were interested in had already been adopted by the time she contacted them. My wife had been getting depressed with the constant rescue misses, but I told her that Copper was in Heaven making sure we got the very best dog.

One rescue wrote back suggesting that we contact the AKC to get names of local breeders that might have a retired show dog or breeding dog available. This was kind of a “forehead slap” moment, as that was how we originally found Copper and we should have thought of that ourselves. She made some phone calls, and amazingly found 2 yr old Samantha that very same day. Sam has now been with us for three weeks and she has quickly become my fairy tale princess.

I trusted Copper to take good care of us, and there is no doubt in my mind that he found Sam for us. -Frank

Congrats on the new addition to your home. She looks like she could give you a run for the money. Thanks for sharing.

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MisHum,
This is Mrs. E strewing corn at deer lease and Miss. Dear following her. - Eromero

You sure it's feeding time and not harvesting time? Neat photos there and thank the deer and Mrs. E for being on the pet thread today.

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A big thank you to all of you who submit material, comment and lurk. The In-box was a little light this week.

If you have something you wish to share, you can reach us here at petmorons at gmail dot com.

In the meantime, have a great week!!!

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at 03:00 PM




Comments

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1 Happy Caturday everyone

Posted by: Skip at August 15, 2020 03:03 PM (OjZpE)

2 Woof!

Posted by: Commissar Conor at August 15, 2020 03:03 PM (eTZoJ)

3 I like making bold statements!

Posted by: Commissar Conor at August 15, 2020 03:04 PM (eTZoJ)

4 Our Lily, a Pembroke Welsh corgi almost same tri coloration as Copper seen above, is now almost 8.5 months old, and 19 pounds. She was seen here at five months of age.

We hope she tops out at 21 or less.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at August 15, 2020 03:09 PM (YIYaj)

5 The Bold and the Barrel-full.

Posted by: PabloD, make commies fly again! at August 15, 2020 03:10 PM (kcmgW)

6 Lydia does the #8 in shibumi's link - nuzzling up against the wall if I'm working and don't want her on my lap. If she's on my lap, she buries her head under my arm.

Also, this is the most dramatic lick ever.
https://stoatnet.org/dontlickangry/

The eye contact establishes dominance.

Posted by: hogmartin at August 15, 2020 03:11 PM (t+qrx)

7 Nice Pets Y'all!....

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at August 15, 2020 03:13 PM (Z+IKu)

8 Bold

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at August 15, 2020 03:16 PM (fIHXk)

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Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 15, 2020 03:17 PM (/nZod)

10
All Bubba's cats are pretty good, but "Fruit Loops" up top is gorgeous.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 15, 2020 03:17 PM (/nZod)

11 I think maybe the dog needed a bigger carrier. It's good to have dogs who jump right in; I haven't done carriers with dogs, but the cats see the things and immediately run away.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 15, 2020 03:18 PM (WkPC9)

12 Black Labs Matter

Posted by: Doodad at August 15, 2020 03:19 PM (9PG/A)

13 Great dramatic cat photos; I laughed. Thanks, Shibumi.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 15, 2020 03:21 PM (WkPC9)

14
I think maybe the dog needed a bigger carrier. It's good to have dogs who jump right in; I haven't done carriers with dogs, but the cats see the things and immediately run away.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 15, 2020 03:18 PM (WkPC9)

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I have considered buying a falconer's glove for vet visits.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 15, 2020 03:21 PM (/nZod)

15 Is feline luekemia cureable?

Posted by: rickb223 at August 15, 2020 03:24 PM (ycxIH)

16 r o w r

Posted by: Dr. Varno at August 15, 2020 03:24 PM (vuisn)

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Huh. Chumming deer in with corn is illegal in CO. I didn't know some states let you do that. I mean, people here do it all the time, but it's still against the rules.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 15, 2020 03:24 PM (/nZod)

18 Behold the power of auto close tags!

Posted by: rickb223 at August 15, 2020 03:25 PM (ycxIH)

19 Is feline luekemia cureable?
Posted by: rickb223 at August 15, 2020 03:24 PM (ycxIH)


No, it isn't.

Posted by: hogmartin at August 15, 2020 03:25 PM (t+qrx)

20 I have considered buying a falconer's glove for vet visits.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 15, 2020 03:21 PM (/nZod)

Good idea. And when I try to put them in they hang on to the outside of the carrier wire door for dear life.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 15, 2020 03:26 PM (WkPC9)

21 Huh. Chumming deer in with corn is illegal in CO. I didn't know some states let you do that. I mean, people here do it all the time, but it's still against the rules.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice


I chum hogs. Dang deer get into it all the time.
On the honor system, I don't hunt the deer.

Mother-in-law likes watching the deer in the evenings come into the back yard to graze.
She scares me more than the game warden.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 15, 2020 03:27 PM (ycxIH)

22 Wait, a basement in Alabama? I call shenanigans...

Posted by: Brother Tim at August 15, 2020 03:30 PM (iKMuO)

23 People here in the south "chum" deer all the time. It starts in the spring when they till up a patch of ground and plant food deer like, such as clover, millet, ect.

Posted by: Traveling Man Who's Stuck At Home. Thanks China &&&& at August 15, 2020 03:30 PM (zcv/s)

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I chum hogs.

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LOL, I had a boss who would joke that where he grew up, the girls were so fat that when you wanted a date, you just went out on the porch and shook a can of dried corn.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 15, 2020 03:30 PM (/nZod)

25 I have considered buying a falconer's glove for vet visits.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 15, 2020 03:21 PM (/nZod)

Good idea. And when I try to put them in they hang on to the outside of the carrier wire door for dear life.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke


Go to a welding supply store. They have welders gloves with x-long cuffs.

That's what we used rehabbing hawks and owls. Way cheaper than falconer's gloves. Just as durable.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 15, 2020 03:30 PM (ycxIH)

26 It's not the same as piling a bunch of corn up right under your tree stand.

Posted by: Traveling Man Who's Stuck At Home. Thanks China &&&& at August 15, 2020 03:32 PM (zcv/s)

27 Is feline luekemia cureable?


No, it isn't.
Posted by: hogmartin



:-(

Posted by: rickb223 at August 15, 2020 03:32 PM (ycxIH)

28 What is "chumming" deer?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 15, 2020 03:32 PM (WkPC9)

29 Go to a welding supply store. They have welders gloves with x-long cuffs.

That's what we used rehabbing hawks and owls. Way cheaper than falconer's gloves. Just as durable.
Posted by: rickb223 at August 15, 2020 03:30 PM (ycxIH)

I use either cane or fireplace gloves when having to medicate a cat.

Posted by: Beartooth at August 15, 2020 03:33 PM (IYZ+m)

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Way cheaper than falconer's gloves. Just as durable.
Posted by: rickb223 at August 15, 2020 03:30 PM (ycxIH)

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Makes perfect sense.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 15, 2020 03:33 PM (/nZod)

31 What is "chumming" deer?
Posted by: FenelonSpoke


Baiting.

Placing food out for them in close proximity to where you are going to hunt them.
Just like how they "chum" the water when fishing for sharks.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 15, 2020 03:34 PM (ycxIH)

32
What is "chumming" deer?
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 15, 2020 03:32 PM (WkPC9)

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It's when you know you're going to hunt a given area for a given animal, so ahead of time you salt it with food they like. That way the game comes to you, instead of you having to trail it when hunting season starts.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 15, 2020 03:35 PM (/nZod)

33 and rickb223 spoils it for everyone...

just as well. this poast would have killed too.

Posted by: redc1c4 at August 15, 2020 03:36 PM (2NQZE)

34 I have considered buying a falconer's glove for vet visits.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 15, 2020 03:21 PM (/nZod)

Good idea. And when I try to put them in they hang on to the outside of the carrier wire door for dear life.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 15, 2020


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None of my feline thugs have been *quite* that bad. Arizona, the late Maine Coon mix, would spread his rear legs as I sent him in head first; he was hoping I would give up. I didn't.

He would always swirl around to bring his big head up to the carrier door as I was fastening it. If he'd been the type to bite, he could have gotten my fingers then. But he didn't. I always figured he was thinking to himself, "All right, you won this time. But next time --!"

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 15, 2020 03:37 PM (rpbg1)

35 Funny that planting a food plot is legal whereas piling up corn isn't.

Posted by: Traveling Man Who's Stuck At Home. Thanks China &&&& at August 15, 2020 03:37 PM (zcv/s)

36 Spot is remarkably handsome, like the cat in the poster up top.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 15, 2020 03:37 PM (rpbg1)

37 My old house (which my ex has) is situated next to White Rock Lake in Dallas

has a 2500 sq ft basement

Spanish, built in the 1920's

it is unusual for Dallas

Posted by: REDACTED at August 15, 2020 03:39 PM (O+AcM)

38 My girl has been farty the last couple of days. This morning she even embarrassed herself. Whoa

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at August 15, 2020 03:40 PM (qytpz)

39 The website 'Next Door' does serve on important service (other than Karen's bitching) Almost everyday there are lost or found dogs and cats. Often someone says hey, thats my cat or dog, and thanks for taking the animal in.Coyotes probably get a fair number of cats that are never found around here.

Posted by: Colin at August 15, 2020 03:41 PM (lsxVG)

40
Funny that planting a food plot is legal whereas piling up corn isn't.
Posted by: Traveling Man Who's Stuck At Home. Thanks China &&&& at August 15, 2020 03:37 PM (zcv/s)

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It's all illegal here, if it's for hunting reasons. If I have to guess, it's a couple things:

1.) CO hunting is *big* business, and out-of-state tags are a major source of state revenue in their own right;

2.) Deer and elk in the prime hunting locations in the mountains subsist on grasses and shrubs. For them, corn or alfalfa is like a sack of Halloween candy, and they can't resist it. Like moths to a flame.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 15, 2020 03:43 PM (/nZod)

41 Have you seen this Corgi murder scene?


https://tinyurl.com/y5xhhlos

Posted by: freaked at August 15, 2020 03:45 PM (Tnijr)

42 Have you seen this Corgi murder scene?


https://tinyurl.com/y5xhhlos
Posted by: freaked



The strawberry jam/sugar crash?

Posted by: rickb223 at August 15, 2020 03:46 PM (ycxIH)

43 When I was a kid, we use to fill deer feeders all the time


near Mason, TX

it is illegal to bait deer in MA

Posted by: REDACTED at August 15, 2020 03:47 PM (O+AcM)

44 Bless the animals and the people who love them so much!

Posted by: gp, Kwakwaka'wakw Carver/Artist at August 15, 2020 03:48 PM (qpX6U)

45 "The strawberry jam/sugar crash?"

Yeah. Is this old news? New to me anyway.

Posted by: freaked at August 15, 2020 03:48 PM (Tnijr)

46 "The strawberry jam/sugar crash?"

Yeah. Is this old news? New to me anyway.
Posted by: freaked



Not too old. I saw it on Facebook.
Glad to know that's all it was. LOL.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 15, 2020 03:50 PM (ycxIH)

47 This cat photo made me laugh:

https://tinyurl.com/y2ahnbqn

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 15, 2020 03:50 PM (WkPC9)

48 Mister Kitty passed away about a month ago -- he was a Sylvester-looking cat that was on the thread a year or two ago.
His big claim to badassness was when he and his downstairs owner moved about a mile or so across town, he wandered back, crossing two 4-lane roads in constant thunderstorm weather.

He used to flirt with the sorority girls when they'd walk by -- a true master of his domain.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at August 15, 2020 03:51 PM (vuisn)

49 I'm not much of a hunter; Never had the time. But a late friend of mine was. He had property in Georgia and a hunting lease in Illinois. Every spring, he would go to both properties and plant food plots.

Posted by: Traveling Man Who's Stuck At Home. Thanks China &&&& at August 15, 2020 03:52 PM (zcv/s)

50 Hello Happy Herd!
I would have said Horde, but Pet Thread.

Posted by: ALH at August 15, 2020 03:52 PM (Y0bLv)

51 I mentioned in an earlier post about when taking a flight on Jet Blue a seat mate had here little dog in a carrier under the seat. She opened it up to see if the dog was okay and it popped out and gave everyone in several rows a tongue bath. Then ran up and down the isle until she got it back...Must have been lots of dog lovers as no one complained and the flight attendants didn't say anything. Probably pretty rare.

Posted by: Colin at August 15, 2020 03:53 PM (lsxVG)

52 Dottie the terrier pup that showed up this spring likes to sleep in my office while I WFH after she burns off energy chasing rabbits and dragging sticks around in the morning while it is cool. She's a hoot.

Posted by: PaleRider at August 15, 2020 03:53 PM (NOk+L)

53 It is legal to:

bait for game animals, nongame animals, and upland game birds, except for Eastern turkey and migratory game birds. (Baiting is unlawful on most public property. Please check specific regulations for that public property.)


Per updated 2020 TP&W Regulations.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 15, 2020 03:53 PM (ycxIH)

54 Top 50! Plus I got a tip of the hat and I'm sitting outside drinking an adult beverage.

Posted by: ALH at August 15, 2020 03:54 PM (Y0bLv)

55 Putting salt licks out to attract deer is illegal probably everywhere, but its probably impossible to enforce.

Posted by: Colin at August 15, 2020 03:56 PM (lsxVG)

56 It's not illegal to put out salt licks in Georgia. You can get them from Tractor Supply.

Posted by: ALH at August 15, 2020 03:58 PM (Y0bLv)

57 "What is "chumming" deer?"
20 Bucks. Same as in town.

Posted by: the deer at August 15, 2020 04:00 PM (Tnijr)

58 You can get them from Tractor Supply.

Posted by: ALH at August 15, 2020 03:58 PM (Y0bLv)


They are building a new one near the grocery store I shop at. Several others within easy driving distance. They of course have salt licks, and dairy farmers use them, mostly.

Posted by: Colin at August 15, 2020 04:01 PM (lsxVG)

59 No hunting license is required to hunt feral hogs on private property with landowner authorization.

No hunting license is required to hunt depredating coyotes on private property with landowner authorization.

And that be what I be. Landowner and landowner authorization. (Father-in-law for his land)

Posted by: rickb223 at August 15, 2020 04:01 PM (ycxIH)

60 Yay Pet Thread! Thanks, Mis Hum!

Love all the Pet Morons. Makes my week!

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at August 15, 2020 04:01 PM (WFcrO)

61 MY two feline thugs are doing well. Big black long-haired Wolf is now about 11, healthy and with a good appetite, plays like a 14-lb. kitten. Possibly the best overall cat I've ever known.

Chekov D. Siberian is the one on the $$$pecial diet; he's about to turn 13 this month. He still has his little diarrhea on the bathroom floor, but it's minor and much more infrequent, so I guess the food is working. Mainly he has trouble after he snatches a little of the Purina + expensive food mix I give the black one to stretch out the 7.7 lb. bag of the pricey stuff.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 15, 2020 04:01 PM (rpbg1)

62 Putting salt licks out to attract deer is illegal probably everywhere, but its probably impossible to enforce.
Posted by: Colin


Especially if you run cows.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 15, 2020 04:02 PM (ycxIH)

63 We have a new kitty. This one showed up the other week and I named her Pepper because she's all black. She likes to eat twice a day.

Posted by: ALH at August 15, 2020 04:03 PM (Y0bLv)

64 You can get them from Tractor Supply.

Posted by: ALH at August 15, 2020 03:58 PM (Y0bLv)


They are building a new one near the grocery store I shop at. Several others within easy driving distance. They of course have salt licks, and dairy farmers use them, mostly.
Posted by: Colin at August 15, 2020 04:01 PM (lsxVG)
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Tractor Supply has incredible caramel corn, if that is something that you enjoy. They also have lots of other goodies, but we never seem to leave the store without a bag or two of caramel corn.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at August 15, 2020 04:04 PM (WFcrO)

65
I'm not much of a hunter; Never had the time. But a late friend of mine was. He had property in Georgia and a hunting lease in Illinois. Every spring, he would go to both properties and plant food plots.
Posted by: Traveling Man Who's Stuck At Home. Thanks China &&&& at August 15, 2020 03:52 PM (zcv/s)

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Me either. I have no problem killing and cleaning farm animals. And I like to eat wild game. Also, I was pretty much the only kid who didn't hunt where I grew up, so I know how to do it for the most part, and I know where a lot of game is.

I just have a personal aversion to sport-hunting. What I can I say? I have a soft spot for the wild critters. Probably partly a Jewish thing, too. It's frowned upon.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 15, 2020 04:04 PM (/nZod)

66 Knew some guys that had shot an illegal Turkey. The way the story went as told to me was.. evidently the Turkey in question had a tracking device on it. They were deer hunting in season, but saw the turkey and shot it out of season.

The wardens set up a checkpoint and caught them with it. Took all their guns and confiscated their truck as well as the legal deer they'd killed. The game warden told one of the guys...yeah, we knew something was up when we clocked the turkey doing 65 mph.

I believe it's about a 10,000 fine plus loss of hunting privileges for a number of years.

Posted by: Traveling Man Who's Stuck At Home. Thanks China &&&& at August 15, 2020 04:06 PM (zcv/s)

67 The neighbors barking dogs scare the deer away from our yard. They used to come by often.

Posted by: ALH at August 15, 2020 04:06 PM (Y0bLv)

68 The malamute is hilarious trying to be such a good dog getting in his kennel no matter what.

Posted by: redridinghood at August 15, 2020 04:07 PM (wiXsO)

69
Coyotes are legal to hunt at any time in CO (depending on your local regs). No bag limit. Coyotes are filthy, dangerous pests that breed like rabbits. It should be required to kill them on sight.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 15, 2020 04:08 PM (/nZod)

70 Coyotes are also very wary animals and you'd better not miss with the first shot or you'll never see it or them again.

Posted by: Traveling Man Who's Stuck At Home. Thanks China &&&& at August 15, 2020 04:10 PM (zcv/s)

71 I shot my first deer at 14...I gutted it like my dad said to do...When he found me sitting next to the deer, he was a proud dad, probably because I got it with one shot, deep in the woods.

Posted by: Colin at August 15, 2020 04:10 PM (lsxVG)

72 Another great pet thread, thanks!
I've got no new pets, but my neighbor just took in her grand daughter and her 2 cats and they come over and visit now and again.
I guess they are indoor/outdoor cats. Dexter is outdoors only when I can keep an eye on him.
I warned neighbor about the dangers, coyotes, red tail hawks, even. Death from above.

Posted by: navybrat, at large at August 15, 2020 04:12 PM (w7KSn)

73 Coyotes are legal to hunt at any time in CO (depending on your local regs). No bag limit. Coyotes are filthy, dangerous pests that breed like rabbits. It should be required to kill them on sight.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice


Texas considers them a rabies vector animal.
Smoke 'em if you've got 'em.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 15, 2020 04:12 PM (ycxIH)

74 Hey everybody.

MisHum, here's a pic you can use of my sister's cat Timmy. He loves to lie down right smack in the middle of our house's highest traffic areas and dare everyone to step on him. It's like we have a furry speed bump.

https://tinyurl.com/y6g5nqme

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 15, 2020 04:13 PM (L2ZTs)

75
I like cats. I wonder why mine doesn't hunt. The place is loaded with birds and squirrels and probably a lot of other rodents I never see -- lots of bugs, too. He likes to zoom around the yard at night running from one blind to another, up the tree and down, scrunching down and then bursting out and going nowhere, passing over any number of live prey.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 15, 2020 04:13 PM (G51Gf)

76 I think Timmy's going to pursue a career in DC soon too. The way he gets fed but never does much exercise, he's an actual fat cat.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 15, 2020 04:13 PM (L2ZTs)

77
Damn it, Gary.!

https://tinyurl.com/y6x8vzzv

Posted by: redridinghood at August 15, 2020 04:14 PM (wiXsO)

78 I just have a personal aversion to sport-hunting. What I can I say? I have a soft spot for the wild critters. Probably partly a Jewish thing, too. It's frowned upon.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice


I quit hunting after the now ex-wife got me involved in wildlife rehabilitation.

Now, it just hogs and coyotes for the destruction of property and the depredation of livestock and wildlife.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 15, 2020 04:15 PM (ycxIH)

79 Timmy is a beautiful cat.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 15, 2020 04:15 PM (WkPC9)

80 You might be feeding your cat too much, Morticia. If she was hungry, she would hunt.

Posted by: ALH at August 15, 2020 04:16 PM (Y0bLv)

81 Fenelon, thanks.
Unfortunately his attitude isn't always the greatest...

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 15, 2020 04:16 PM (L2ZTs)

82
Coyotes are filthy, dangerous pests that breed like rabbits. It should be required to kill them on sight.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice

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They do control other pests that fit that description.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 15, 2020 04:16 PM (G51Gf)

83 MisHum, here's a pic you can use of my sister's cat Timmy. He loves to lie down right smack in the middle of our house's highest traffic areas and dare everyone to step on him. It's like we have a furry speed bump.

https://tinyurl.com/y6g5nqme
Posted by: qdpsteve at August 15, 2020


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Now that is one handsome cat. If you switched his colors so that white was predominant, you'd have my Chekov D. Siberian.

Growing up we always had shorthair cats. My mother thought the longhairs would be troublesome to groom. She was probably thinking of pure Persians. A longhair with a silky coat does not mat very much at all, and the fur sheds in clumps that are easy to scoop up with a brush. The shorthairs shed in individual hairs that are harder to sweep up.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 15, 2020 04:17 PM (rpbg1)

84
Texas considers them a rabies vector animal.
Smoke 'em if you've got 'em.
Posted by: rickb223 at August 15, 2020 04:12 PM (ycxIH)

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Yeah, in my county they have a bounty on them. I can't remember how much, it's not a lot, but they'll pay you some for the ears, and more if you gave them the whole head, so they can check the brain for rabies.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 15, 2020 04:17 PM (/nZod)

85 Wolfus, Timmy does a pretty good job grooming himself, and thankfully he's never been a huge hairball factory, or at least not yet.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 15, 2020 04:19 PM (L2ZTs)

86 I wonder why mine doesn't hunt. The place is loaded with birds and squirrels and probably a lot of other rodents I never see -- lots of bugs, too. He likes to zoom around the yard at night running from one blind to another, up the tree and down, scrunching down and then bursting out and going nowhere, passing over any number of live prey.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 15, 2020


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The hunger bit is separate from the urge to catch, kill, and enjoy. It sounds like he is energetic enough. Is it possible he left his mother a bit early, and never learned the fine details of hunting?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 15, 2020 04:19 PM (rpbg1)

87 Coyotes? Aren't they protected canyon kittens in commiefornia?

Posted by: getting the banned back together, with poison bait at August 15, 2020 04:20 PM (3HPTA)

88 Yeah, in my county they have a bounty on them. I can't remember how much, it's not a lot, but they'll pay you some for the ears, and more if you gave them the whole head, so they can check the **brain** for rabies.

That means no extra bounty for liberals n democrats?

Posted by: getting the banned back together at August 15, 2020 04:22 PM (3HPTA)

89 getting the banned, not exactly.

Shoot a coyote and you're in big trouble here in SoCal, but we are encouraged to call animal control on them. We're not expected to just let them wander around and eat whatever pets they want (or at least, not yet).

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 15, 2020 04:23 PM (L2ZTs)

90 Some cats are mighty hunters, some are lazy bastards. I've had both. There doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason to it.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 15, 2020 04:23 PM (/nZod)

91 Blue Heelers, and I assume Reds, are also known as Australian Cattle dogs, no? Pretty active dogs at dog parks and usually friendly.

Posted by: Captain Hate at August 15, 2020 04:24 PM (y7DUB)

92 Some cats are mighty hunters, some are lazy bastards. I've had both. There doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason to it.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 15, 2020


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I refer to my cats as "slayers of small, slow salamanders."

Oh the other hand, let a moth get in the house or a large roach, and they turn instantly from furry footstools into dedicated killing machines.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 15, 2020 04:25 PM (rpbg1)

93 Everyone has had the Dr Doolittle fantasy, but I have a hunch if animals could talk to us, they wouldn't have too much to say that's memorable.

My hunch is they'd be mostly begging for food. "I'm hungry again!!"

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 15, 2020 04:25 PM (L2ZTs)

94
That means no extra bounty for liberals n democrats?
Posted by: getting the banned back together at August 15, 2020 04:22 PM (3HPTA)

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Not sure. It's not really *my* county anymore, I guess. I moved from there a few years ago... with the current human wave coming in from the West Coast, they have may well have instituted one by now

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 15, 2020 04:25 PM (/nZod)

95 Everyone has had the Dr Doolittle fantasy, but I have a hunch if animals could talk to us, they wouldn't have too much to say that's memorable.

My hunch is they'd be mostly begging for food. "I'm hungry again!!"
Posted by: qdpsteve at August 15, 2020


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"Son of a bitch, this fookin' dry food again??"

Chekov likes to paw at my arm to remind me to put the pillow on my lap, so he can occupy it. If he could talk, it would probably be "Hey, dammit! Pillow!"

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 15, 2020 04:27 PM (rpbg1)

96 Around here, a lot of folks raise beef cattle. As soon as I hear coyotes howling, I know the local boys will be out the next day, with their dogs and what look to be walkie talkies. Won't hear coyoties again for months.

I have no idea how it works, but they take it very seriously.

Posted by: Edina Monsoon at August 15, 2020 04:28 PM (vML00)

97 @qdpsteve...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UHKB6nQrzM

Posted by: Slapweasel at August 15, 2020 04:28 PM (Ckg4U)

98 That means no extra bounty for liberals n democrats?
Posted by: getting the banned back together


No brains, no cash! ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 15, 2020 04:28 PM (L2ZTs)

99 Slap, LOL! Exactamundo.
Wolfus, also LOL and true.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 15, 2020 04:29 PM (L2ZTs)

100 91 Blue Heelers, and I assume Reds, are also known as Australian Cattle dogs, no? Pretty active dogs at dog parks and usually friendly.
Posted by: Captain Hate at August 15, 2020 04:24 PM (y7DUB)

Yep. Amazing dogs. Smart as a whip.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 15, 2020 04:30 PM (A5zUN)

101 Around here, a lot of folks raise beef cattle. As soon as I hear coyotes howling, I know the local boys will be out the next day, with their dogs and what look to be walkie talkies. Won't hear coyoties again for months.

I have no idea how it works, but they take it very seriously.
Posted by: Edina Monsoon



Coyotes will separate a calf from it's momma and chase it until it drops from exhaustion, then kill it and eat it.

THAT'S why they take it so seriously.
That's $1,200 bucks (or more) gone.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 15, 2020 04:32 PM (ycxIH)

102 Everyone has had the Dr Doolittle fantasy, but I have a hunch if animals could talk to us, they wouldn't have too much to say that's memorable.

My hunch is they'd be mostly begging for food. "I'm hungry again!!"
Posted by: qdpsteve at August 15, 2020


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Theodore Sturgeon wrote a horrifying little SF/fantasy short story called "Helix the Cat," in which a beloved house cat gains the ability to talk and to manipulate objects with altered, hand-like paws. He immediately reveals himself to be a sociopath and wakes his human, the narrator, by throwing a glass of water in his face.

After I read it I glared at my cat and said, "You stay away from me for a while!"

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 15, 2020 04:33 PM (rpbg1)

103 Wolfus, yikes! But cats would probably actually be like that.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 15, 2020 04:34 PM (L2ZTs)

104 local boys will be out the next day, with their dogs and what look to be walkie talkies. Won't hear coyoties again for months.

I have no idea how it works, but they take it very seriously.
Posted by: Edina Monsoon at August 15, 2020 04:28 PM (vML00)


Dogs have tracking collars and the walkie talkie type things are the tracking devices. Bear hunters use them for their dogs around here during bear season. Bear hunting is usually done at night, so it's not unusual to see a bear dog walking on the side of the road the day after a hunt. They get out of range of their owner.

Posted by: Traveling Man Who's Stuck At Home. Thanks China &&&& at August 15, 2020 04:34 PM (zcv/s)

105 I just heard from Weasel - he is on his way to the cat hospital with WeaselCat. He (I think the cat is a he) is not eating. If you are so inclined, I know he would appreciate a prayer that it's something simple to take care of. Thanks.

Posted by: bluebell at August 15, 2020 04:37 PM (/669Q)

106 I just heard from Weasel - he is on his way to the cat hospital with WeaselCat. He (I think the cat is a he) is not eating. If you are so inclined, I know he would appreciate a prayer that it's something simple to take care of. Thanks.
Posted by: bluebell


:-(

Posted by: rickb223 at August 15, 2020 04:39 PM (ycxIH)

107 Wolfus, yikes! But cats would probably actually be like that.
Posted by: qdpsteve at August 15, 2020


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It's a creepy story that didn't sell in the Forties when Sturgeon wrote it, as it fell too exactly between fantasy and SF. It appeared in the '70s in a memorial collection dedicated to John W. Campbell, the late editor of Astounding. The tale is one of those rare ones you always remember not only reading, but where you were when you finished it and how it affected your thinking.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 15, 2020 04:39 PM (rpbg1)

108 Still don't have a pet, but the neighborhood semi-feral cat seems to have taken a liking to me.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at August 15, 2020 04:40 PM (NWiLs)

109 I've spent the past 30h worring about Rusty. He is having eating difficulty and BUN was elevated. They did a kidney panel an so we'll see

Posted by: CN at August 15, 2020 04:41 PM (ONvIw)

110 Wolfus, I'll look for it, thanks.
Re remembering reading it and how it made the reader feel, I had that sensation about The Cask Of Amontillado, once I realized what I had actually read.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 15, 2020 04:41 PM (L2ZTs)

111 I just heard from Weasel - he is on his way to the cat hospital with WeaselCat. He (I think the cat is a he) is not eating. If you are so inclined, I know he would appreciate a prayer that it's something simple to take care of. Thanks.
Posted by: bluebell at August 15, 2020 04:37 PM (/669Q)
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Prayers up for WeaselCat and Weasel.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at August 15, 2020 04:41 PM (WFcrO)

112 Thunder grumbling here. Nice change from endless hot sunlight in steamy air.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 15, 2020 04:41 PM (rpbg1)

113 I've spent the past 30h worring about Rusty. He is having eating difficulty and BUN was elevated. They did a kidney panel an so we'll see
Posted by: CN at August 15, 2020 04:41 PM (ONvIw)
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Prayers up for you and Rusty. Hope all turns out well.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at August 15, 2020 04:43 PM (WFcrO)

114 If you are so inclined, I know he would appreciate a prayer that it's something simple to take care of. Thanks.
Posted by: bluebell at August 15, 2020 04:37 PM
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I passed the info on to Cat#1 and Cat#2. They're on it.

Posted by: Sleepy Joe at August 15, 2020 04:44 PM (Dhht7)

115 Will pray for Weasel Cat and Weasel; It's always nerve wracking taking a pet to the vet hospital in an emergency.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 15, 2020 04:44 PM (WkPC9)

116 Wolfus, I'll look for it, thanks.
Re remembering reading it and how it made the reader feel, I had that sensation about The Cask Of Amontillado, once I realized what I had actually read.
Posted by: qdpsteve at August 15, 2020


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The collection is Astounding: the John W. Campbell Memorial Anthology, edited by Harry Harrison, copyright 1973. There are lots of other cool stories in it too, stuff by Harrison, Asimov, Poul Anderson, and Clifford Simak.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 15, 2020 04:45 PM (rpbg1)

117 Prayers up for you and Rusty. Hope all turns out well.
Posted by: Legally Sufficient at August 15, 2020 04:43 PM (WFcrO)

Thanks, I am hoping for a GI problem, but he just seems off. I took him today, so we could get the ball rolling and not wait for dehydration or signs of pain. And on a Saturday, there's no reason to "wait til tomorrow".

Posted by: CN at August 15, 2020 04:45 PM (ONvIw)

118 sock off.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at August 15, 2020 04:45 PM (Dhht7)

119 111 I just heard from Weasel - he is on his way to the cat hospital with WeaselCat. He (I think the cat is a he) is not eating. If you are so inclined, I know he would appreciate a prayer that it's something simple to take care of. Thanks.
Posted by: bluebell at August 15, 2020 04:37 PM (/669Q)
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Prayers up for WeaselCat and Weasel.
Posted by: Legally Sufficient at August 15, 2020 04:41 PM (WFcrO)

I'll keep those to in my prayers too.

They gave Rusty Cerenia IM and at my suggestion I have some periactin

Posted by: CN at August 15, 2020 04:46 PM (ONvIw)

120 I've spent the past 30h worring about Rusty. He is having eating difficulty and BUN was elevated. They did a kidney panel an so we'll see

Sorry to hear that. Will pray for Rusty too.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 15, 2020 04:46 PM (WkPC9)

121 Wolfus, thanks!
Once way back in my college days, when I was working in the duplicating room, I had my break and was bored out of my mind, and had a little extra cash, so I bought one of those classic SF anthology books, barely looking at it.

It turned out to have a lot of good stuff in it, including the original of Arthur C. Clarke's The Sentinel (which led to 2001). Talk about an eye-opener. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 15, 2020 04:47 PM (L2ZTs)

122 Still don't have a pet, but the neighborhood semi-feral cat seems to have taken a liking to me.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at August 15, 2020 04:40 PM (NWiLs)


If you want him to hang out near you, put some dry cat food out on a regular basis. I served breakfast to three feral/semi-feral cats for years. Funny, they were almost always there at breakfast time.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar -Your Rulers Have, and Deserve, Different Rules! - at August 15, 2020 04:49 PM (eTZoJ)

123
Sorry to hear that. Will pray for Rusty too.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 15, 2020 04:46 PM (WkPC9)

Thanks. If I knew how old he was I'd probably be less anxious and less inclined toward pessimism. If he's 11, good, but he could be as old as 14. He's a rescue, so you just don't know as much.

Posted by: CN at August 15, 2020 04:49 PM (ONvIw)

124 If you want him to hang out near you, put some dry cat food out on a regular basis. I served breakfast to three feral/semi-feral cats for years. Funny, they were almost always there at breakfast time.
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar



*fistbump. That or canned cat food.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 15, 2020 04:50 PM (ycxIH)

125 Dry cat food will also attract other critters, like raccoons and skunks.

Posted by: navybrat, at large at August 15, 2020 04:51 PM (w7KSn)

126 Thanks for the prayers for Weasel and WeaselCat, everyone. I don't know how old the cat is but I don't think he's on the younger side of catdom.

CN, sorry to hear about Rusty and I hope he does okay!

Posted by: bluebell at August 15, 2020 04:52 PM (/669Q)

127 125 Dry cat food will also attract other critters, like raccoons and skunks.
Posted by: navybrat, at large at August 15, 2020 04:51 PM (w7KSn)

No skunks around that I've seen, but raccoons for sure.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at August 15, 2020 04:53 PM (NWiLs)

128 That or canned cat food.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 15, 2020 04:50 PM (ycxIH)
125 Dry cat food will also attract other critters, like raccoons and skunks.

Posted by: navybrat, at large at August 15, 2020 04:51 PM (w7KSn)


Canned food gets you more feral cats.

True dat. I forgot to add I took the food in at night/dusk.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar -Your Rulers Have, and Deserve, Different Rules! - at August 15, 2020 04:53 PM (eTZoJ)

129 CN, sorry to hear about Rusty and I hope he does okay!
Posted by: bluebell at August 15, 2020 04:52 PM (/669Q)

Thanks. I'm praying for a case of caninus omnivorous

Posted by: CN at August 15, 2020 04:58 PM (ONvIw)

130 We go on bay shore walks and people leave dry food for feral cats. We were walking and saw a guy with a golden lab off leash. I had smelled skunk scent earlier but hadn't spotted it. Came upon the dry cat food and there was the skunk, chowing down. Looked up and here comes the golden lab making a bee line straight for the skunk.
I intercepted the golden lab by the collar before the unpleasantness could begin.
The owner thanked me.

Posted by: navybrat, at large at August 15, 2020 04:59 PM (w7KSn)

131 saying goodbye to KTY for 3 months
sad
but seeing doggeh again tomorrow yay

Posted by: vmom 2020 Pinky Raised in Superciliousity at August 15, 2020 04:59 PM (TivN7)

132 Hey ! Where are all the pets at ?

Posted by: runner at August 15, 2020 04:59 PM (zr5Kq)

133 Hellooooo . . . for once on a Saturday I'm awake for the nearly-famous Pet Thread.

All three of our League of Elderly Gentlemen Pets went to the vet and had their general health and medications (!?!) review. Pretty odd with the wuflu restrictions, but youngest kidlet took the day off to bring the doddering crew (including me) to the nice vet people.

Old Dog still is giving them fits because he hates, hates, hates even being there since we are not allowed to stay with him so he of course made a biiiig mess. Oh well, I warned the vet people.

New Old Dog is a total charmer and had everyone in the place cuddling and loving on him and he accepted that as his right and due. Kidlet likes taking him places because people stop to talk about him. Apparently he is "handsome" and a "good-looking dog".

Old Cat is finally eating again after his anger at being stuck in the crate and passed around. My own worry because his fur was not his usual glossy sleek (he's a black cat) has been assuaged because even though he is very thin, he is now glossed up and looooves his $$$$ cat food that kidlet found.

They miss the daily drama of the Visigoth, but are spreading out in other ways -- mostly sitting in a row wondering what the heck I'm doing.

Posted by: mustbequantum at August 15, 2020 04:59 PM (MIKMs)

134 Posted by: mustbequantum at August 15, 2020 04:59 PM (MIKMs)

Rusty hates the vet too and is always ready to provide a "stool sample" when he gets there.

Posted by: CN at August 15, 2020 05:03 PM (ONvIw)

135 raccoons and possums can get pretty comfortable eating pet food off your porch, even in town. and maybe wombats ... not sure about them. Groundhogs like to be under the porch ...

Posted by: illiniwek at August 15, 2020 05:04 PM (Cus5s)

136 I brought Arizona the red Maine Coon mix once to the vet when he was about 5. They called me to ask if they could sedate him.

"Why?"

"He's charging the cage door."

He mellowed as he got older, but was never a charmer except with me. And he and I would butt heads sometimes.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 15, 2020 05:07 PM (rpbg1)

137 Prayers for WeaselCat.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at August 15, 2020 05:07 PM (NWiLs)

138 Looks like I chased everyone off. And I even showered today. What the hell?

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at August 15, 2020 05:10 PM (NWiLs)

139 He mellowed as he got older, but was never a charmer except with me. And he and I would butt heads sometimes.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 15, 2020 05:07 PM (rpbg1)

I always smile when I see your nic, as one of my dogs was Sparkus Aurelius (Sparky). We also had Spark Anthony and Sparko Polo

Posted by: CN at August 15, 2020 05:10 PM (ONvIw)

140 You smell fine Insom!

Posted by: Joe Biden at August 15, 2020 05:10 PM (L2ZTs)

141 Okay better get that creepy sock off fast

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 15, 2020 05:11 PM (L2ZTs)

142 Looks like I chased everyone off. And I even showered today. What the hell?
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at August 15, 2020


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Nah, the Pet Thread always has the fewest posts I know of here.

I second the idea for you to put out a little dry food for the feral. Linda has a black semi-longhair that has been turning up at her place for a couple of years. Won't come inside, won't let Linda get close, but comes right up to the screen door and meows.

We figure he's male. A female would have been pregnant several times over by now.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 15, 2020 05:12 PM (rpbg1)

143 Looks like I chased everyone off. And I even showered today. What the hell?
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at August 15, 2020 05:10 PM (NWiLs)

I'm still hanging around, because yard work is done and I am sipping bourbon. The skunk talk had me furiously trying to come up with a pithy Pepe le Pew comment, but, alas, it did not happen.

Funny part is my little black kitteh looks a lot like Pepe's love interest in those cartoons.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, of the Butte Mahons at August 15, 2020 05:13 PM (x8Wzq)

144 He mellowed as he got older, but was never a charmer except with me. And he and I would butt heads sometimes.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 15, 2020 05:07 PM (rpbg1)

I always smile when I see your nic, as one of my dogs was Sparkus Aurelius (Sparky). We also had Spark Anthony and Sparko Polo
Posted by: CN at August 15, 2020


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I'll have to remember those names! I've always figured big shaggy male cats should have Roman names.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 15, 2020 05:14 PM (rpbg1)

145 Funny part is my little black kitteh looks a lot like Pepe's love interest in those cartoons.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, of the Butte Mahons at August 15, 202


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"Le mew? Le mew? Le purrrr?"

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 15, 2020 05:14 PM (rpbg1)

146 I second the idea for you to put out a little dry food for the feral. Linda has a black semi-longhair that has been turning up at her place for a couple of years. Won't come inside, won't let Linda get close, but comes right up to the screen door and meows.

We figure he's male. A female would have been pregnant several times over by now.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 15, 2020 05:12 PM (rpbg1)

This one's a female. I don't know if used to be someone's pet and got out, or was abandoned, or what. But she walks right up to me and requests attention.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at August 15, 2020 05:14 PM (NWiLs)

147 is raining
glad hubs is driving and not me

Posted by: vmom 2020 Pinky Raised in Superciliousity at August 15, 2020 05:15 PM (TivN7)

148 I have a few comments come to mind, but they are political and I shan't darken the PetThread with them.

I also need to go buy some soap, speaking of showering.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 15, 2020 05:15 PM (A5zUN)

149
Funny part is my little black kitteh looks a lot like Pepe's love interest in those cartoons.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, of the Butte Mahons at August 15, 2020 05:13 PM (x8Wzq)

A little white paint down the back et voila!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at August 15, 2020 05:15 PM (NWiLs)

150 144. The last two dogs got "family" dog names used years ago. Topsy and Rusty. Sort of a "may their names be a blessing" tradition.

Posted by: CN at August 15, 2020 05:16 PM (ONvIw)

151 Posted by: vmom 2020 Pinky Raised in Superciliousity at August 15, 2020 05:15 PM (TivN7)

I was raised in a lab with Brain! NARF!!!

Posted by: Pinky at August 15, 2020 05:16 PM (NWiLs)

152 I'll have to remember those names! I've always figured big shaggy male cats should have Roman names.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 15, 2020 05:14 PM (rpbg1)

My son is looking to get Maine Coons, two of them, because folks who breed them say they do much better with a companion in addition to their human servers. He will name them Hannibal and Scipio Africanus.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, of the Butte Mahons at August 15, 2020 05:16 PM (x8Wzq)

153 This one's a female. I don't know if used to be someone's pet and got out, or was abandoned, or what. But she walks right up to me and requests attention.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at August 15, 2020 05:14 PM (NWiLs)
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I second (or third) the idea of putting a little food out for the cat. What do you have to lose?

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at August 15, 2020 05:16 PM (WFcrO)

154 This one's a female. I don't know if used to be someone's pet and got out, or was abandoned, or what. But she walks right up to me and requests attention.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at August 15, 202


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If she's willing to be that friendly, then I wouldn't call her feral. Probably a stray, like big black Wolf was when I took him in; he was quite friendly.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 15, 2020 05:17 PM (rpbg1)

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I second (or third) the idea of putting a little food out for the cat. What do you have to lose?
Posted by: Legally Sufficient at August 15, 2020 05:16 PM (WFcrO)

And you could gain a thankful pet.

Posted by: CN at August 15, 2020 05:17 PM (ONvIw)

156 153 This one's a female. I don't know if used to be someone's pet and got out, or was abandoned, or what. But she walks right up to me and requests attention.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at August 15, 2020 05:14 PM (NWiLs)
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I second (or third) the idea of putting a little food out for the cat. What do you have to lose?
Posted by: Legally Sufficient at August 15, 2020 05:16 PM (WFcrO)

Oh, she doesn't need feeding. This cat's a tank that has not missed any meals.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at August 15, 2020 05:17 PM (NWiLs)

157 Funny part is my little black kitteh looks a lot like Pepe's love interest in those cartoons.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, of the Butte Mahons at August 15, 2020 05:13 PM (x8Wzq)

A little white paint down the back et voila!
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at August 15, 2020


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I used to (jokingly) suggest that Linda daub some white shoe polish on Marie-Antoinette the black cat, and take her out for Halloween as a skunk.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 15, 2020 05:18 PM (rpbg1)

158 Oh, she doesn't need feeding. This cat's a tank that has not missed any meals.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at August 15, 2020 05:17 PM (NWiLs)
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Lovin's are free so give her the attention she is apparently demanding. You could gain a friend for life!

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at August 15, 2020 05:19 PM (WFcrO)

159 If she's willing to be that friendly, then I wouldn't call her feral. Probably a stray, like big black Wolf was when I took him in; he was quite friendly.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 15, 2020 05:17 PM (rpbg1)

Could be. She's extremely friendly with people, more than a lot of housecats I've encountered.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at August 15, 2020 05:19 PM (NWiLs)

160 Oh, she doesn't need feeding. This cat's a tank that has not missed any meals.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at August 15, 2020


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Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 15, 2020 05:19 PM (rpbg1)

161 Lovin's are free so give her the attention she is apparently demanding. You could gain a friend for life!
Posted by: Legally Sufficient at August 15, 2020 05:19 PM (WFcrO)

I usually do. When she comes around I'll sit and skritch her and pet her until my allergies demand I disengage.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at August 15, 2020 05:20 PM (NWiLs)

162 "Le mew? Le mew? Le purrrr?"
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 15, 2020 05:14 PM (rpbg1)

Heh. Really, her meow is the cutest. Demure. Her departed sisters were more like Patty and Selma (I say that jokingly and lovingly; I miss my girls).

Posted by: Pug Mahon, of the Butte Mahons at August 15, 2020 05:20 PM (x8Wzq)

163 My son is looking to get Maine Coons, two of them, because folks who breed them say they do much better with a companion in addition to their human servers. He will name them Hannibal and Scipio Africanus.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, of the Butte Mahons at August 15, 2020


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Perfect!

There's a tradition among Siberian breeders to give the cats Russian names. That can get old fast. And names like Nastia and Olga are not very attractive.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 15, 2020 05:21 PM (rpbg1)

164 Chess Thread is nood.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 15, 2020 05:21 PM (A5zUN)

165 I've been trying to get a good pic of Scout, but she's a black kitteh with a squashy face, so it's not been easy.

Her official name is Jean Louise.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, of the Butte Mahons at August 15, 2020 05:22 PM (x8Wzq)

166 Noodus chesstorium

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 15, 2020 05:23 PM (rpbg1)

167 It's already been said here and it's obvious but bears repeating: Don't put food out at night unless you want to invite other critters.

Raccoons and possums can be annoying, but a worst-case scenario is that they may fight and you don't know what disease they may be carrying.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at August 15, 2020 05:23 PM (vuisn)

168 Breaking News:


Insomniac Scores Pussy! Film at Eleven.


(love ya bro, but low hanging fruit and all that. I'll owe you an extra bourbon now, for sure!)



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 15, 2020 05:30 PM (QzJWU)

169 168 Breaking News:


Insomniac Scores Pussy! Film at Eleven.


(love ya bro, but low hanging fruit and all that. I'll owe you an extra bourbon now, for sure!)



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at August 15, 2020 05:30 PM (QzJWU)

Oof. Low blow, amigo, low blow.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at August 15, 2020 05:32 PM (NWiLs)

170 It really is a wanna be basement. We live on the side of a hill, so two walls are underground. And the boys can birdwatch from their two windows. I put a bird feeder in front of each window. Is that mean to the boys?

Posted by: Bama Bubba at August 15, 2020 05:33 PM (mAxkE)

171 ..Oof. Low blow, amigo, low blow.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at August 15, 2020 05:32 PM (NWiLs)



Add another bourbon to my tab. I'll happily pay up, too!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 15, 2020 05:34 PM (QzJWU)

172 Nicolas Cage: Face/Off. That movie was the direct result of ...
*rubs nose*

Me: A lot of cocaine?

... another movie called Vampire's Kiss.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 15, 2020 05:59 PM (LxTcq)

173 Prayers sent for WeaselCat and Rusty.

Posted by: Mrs. JTB at August 15, 2020 06:11 PM (7EjX1)

174 FIV isn't casually transmitted among cats. It takes a deep bite from an infected cat to transmit it. Casual contact/grooming/sharing food is totally safe. I have 5 cats, one of whom was born FIV infected. He has been around all the other cats for nine years, with no special precautions, and none of them have been infected.

Learn more at fivcats.com or fivcatrescue.org !

Most cats with FIV will live an absolutely normal life if cared for.

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