Ace of Spades Pet Thread

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(H/T ALH)


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Good afternoon and welcome to the almost world famous Ace of Spades Pet Thread. Sure it's the middle of Saturday afternoon, but kick back and enjoy the world of animals.

Please leave current events at the front door. Thank you.

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A Little of This. A Little of That.


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From our pal JT, here's a cute photo.

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Every kid should grow up with at least one pet.


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A funny video sent to us by Tami. Obviously this dog has trouble paying attention.

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Silly cats. H/T Shibumi


Meet The PetMorons


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This adorable little shit is “Chesty Puller.” Like the eponymous Marine, Chesty is a veteran of sorts. About ten years ago, Chesty was taken into the rescue I foster for (the Director is a retired Marine) after being shot by a police officer during an apparent drug raid. Chesty was subsequently nursed back to health, trained and socialized, and adopted out about 8 years ago.

Fast forward to the present year, and his adoptive human - having since relocated to California to start his own rescue - is being extradited to Ohio on three dozen felony charges (conspiracy, tax evasion, narcotics, etc). We took legal action to get Chesty back, flew out to California, and drove the old man back to Ohio and into my care.

Chesty will not be adopted out again. He will stay within the rescue, living out his golden years with people who will love and protect this sweet little guy.

Regards, Longtime reader; almost never poster “rabid squirrel”


Good Lord, what an uphill battle Chesty has had. A happy looking pooch, hopefully he will live his last years dreaming of squirrels and being a couch hog. Thanks for all that you have done for animals.


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MisHum,

Thank you for everything you do on the blog! I'm a fairly infrequent poster
with screen name "Fritz (not Fritz)" and I especially appreciate the Pet
Thread and the ONT.

This month marks the 5th anniversary of the passing of our dear sweet Mitzi
and what would have been her 20th birthday. Bending the rules with two
images, but I wanted to include a favorite picture of her and then a piece
of art a friend of ours created from it. Prints of the artwork hang in our
house and the apartments of each of our four children. She was both as
sweet and naughty as mini-doxies are destined to be and is greatly missed!

Well Fritz (not Fritz) with such a warm greeting how could we say "No" to two pics of Mitzi. She must have made quite an impression on you and your family. Thanks for sharing.


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I had a grey kitten show up, she was skin and bones and clearly been on the street for a while.

I got her flea dope and wormed her and she is putting weight on. she is clearly a stray and not a feral.
I plan to get her into the vet's to look for a chip and get a found kitty notice out.

She has giant paws, I thought she was a six toed cat to begin with. - Kindltot

What a big heart you have. The modern day Good Samaritan. That kitty owes you a big thanks or two. Nice story. Please keep us informed if you find an owner or if you adopt her.


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Here is Cracey, our 2-year old standard poodle. She is a hunting and retrieving machine, which earns me plenty of odd looks from the Spaniel/Setter/Labrador tribes, but she's made believers of them all. She's got her alligator mouth on full display here. - jackcoke

Cracey looks quite at home in the boat. She is only the 2nd hunting poodle I've ever heard of. I know you're not pulling my leg. Thanks for sharing today.

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Hello again. You featured my two fur-bearing varmints Rally and Angus in the thread almost two years ago. I wish this was a happier update, but we had to say goodbye to Rally this weekend after fifteen years. She had been struggling with kidney issues for a long while, and took a sharp downturn last week.

Rally was such a great cat. She was shy and not especially affectionate in her younger years but turned into a fine lap cat and a proper Mistress of All She Surveyed as she went on. She was the only cat I've ever met who could actually mutter snarkily, which she often did if you dared tell her to wait while you dished up the food. It broke my heart to see her go, but I know right now she's probably hogging all the best warm spots and teasing my parents' old dog again. And sooner or later Angus and I will catch her up, at which point she'll break out that old fire-alarm yowl which means "the food bowl is empty, my head isn't being scratched and what are you going to do about it?"

Thank you, Ace and the Horde at large for letting me share her memory with you. - Stephen

Dayum, so sorry to hear of your pal's demise. After all these years it still amazes me how a little bundle of fur can get into your heart and soul. Condolences.


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Hi MisHum,

Three years ago my cat Powder was featured on the world-famous pet thread, along with her friends Teddi the Dog and Abbott the Rabbit, who are my mom’s furbabies. We all shared a cramped house during mom’s convalescence from a serious car accident.

Three years later and much has changed. Mom is completely healed, I got married, and Powder passed over the Rainbow Bridge December 2018. My beautiful and awesome new bride had never had a pet before, and I’ve rarely been without one. So when one of her co-workers announced that she was giving away her cat…

Anyways, one week after getting hitched, we welcomed a new addition to our family- Salem. Perfectly timed for Halloween, Salem has already been completely spoiled by the two of us. Wife doesn’t know how to say “no” to the treat begging, and I never even tried resisting it with Powder, so why start now? He’s explored every part of our apartment, got stuck in a bathroom drawer, and is getting used to sitting on or next to us. But what he loves most is playing with a catnip-stuffed mouse that used to be Powder’s.

Wife didn’t know how much fun pets could be. She’s not a Trump fan, but doesn’t like Biden at all, so hopefully I’m slowly converting her into a Pet Moron. Salem is definitely a Trump fan; sometimes you can just tell.

Thanks to you and the other Pet Morons for always brightening up my Saturdays.

[Please don’t use my name; thanks!]

Moron with name withheld, sorry to hear about Powder's passing. But congratulations on your marriage and the acquisition of another PetMoron in the making. Gorgeous cat. Thank you for your kind words. Good luck with your new life.


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At a campground near you!! - Larry

I can't argue with that sentiment. One of my best friends has a sweetheart of a Black Lab. Dynamic dog. Loving and humorous. Thanks for thinking of us today with your contribution.


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Reading the Pet Thread every week, gradually wore down my resistance
towards getting a dog, so I got my first one at 52 years old. We didn't
choose a beginner's dog, we got one who is quite the challenge but also
brings a great deal of joy.

Here's what my 10 year old son Eddie wrote:

Leo the Goberian (Golden Retriever/Siberian Husky) was a very energetic
puppy when we first got him at 3 months old. Leo loves all people and
can go very crazy when they arrive. Leo loves to play, walk and run and
he has a big smile on his face whenever he does any of these
activities. Now at 1 year and 9 months old, Leo is more calm and a
little less hyper. - Andrew and Eddie in Canada

You definitely are a brave man. A first time pet owner at 52. Brave, indeed. So the Pet Thread was a catalyst? I'm sure the Horde will get a kick out of this. Cute puppy now a gorgeous dog. Thank you for sharing!


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Thanks for the great links and the wonderful pet photos and stories. You folks really make this thread work here at the AoSHQ. Thank you again.

If you would like to share something with us, please feel free to contact us at petmorons at gmail dot com.

Until next Saturday, God wiling and the creeks don't rise, have a great week!

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Comments

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1 Happy Caturday everyone

Posted by: Skip at October 17, 2020 03:00 PM (OjZpE)

2 *woof-woof-woof*

Posted by: Sgt. Oddball at October 17, 2020 03:01 PM (a3we3)

3 Why, *I* like cheese.

Todd has my vote!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Counter-Revolutionary She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at October 17, 2020 03:04 PM (Dc2NZ)

4 Millions Children of Coler our starving in America and you onlys care about animals ???

Presdent Obama is going here about this and you be in big trouble !!!!!!!!

Posted by: Mary Clogginstein from Brattleboro, VT at October 17, 2020 03:05 PM (nOJDr)

5 https://www.boredpanda.com/unflattering-cat-photo-challenge/

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Counter-Revolutionary She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at October 17, 2020 03:05 PM (Dc2NZ)

6 FenSpouse wanted to put a "Black Cats Matter" (because we have one) on a whiteboard sign outside, but I really think that could be a problem. Maybe for Halloween.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 17, 2020 03:05 PM (WkPC9)

7 Beautiful pets as always and condolences on the ones that have crossed the rainbow bridge.

FWIW I became a first time dog owner at 65.

Posted by: Northernlurker, still lurking after all these years at October 17, 2020 03:06 PM (lgiXo)

8 Somebody up the road from the church has a sign "Dogs 2020 because humans s**k.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 17, 2020 03:07 PM (WkPC9)

9 In late July we had adopted an older pet rescue dog. The morons here were very helpful with tips and information in getting him acclimated and housebroken. I thank you all.

Unfortunately, Frankie passed away last week.

We await the necropsy information from Cornell as to what caused the encephalitis. Our last dog had a form of encephalitis he lived with for years, so that Frankie did not respond to treatment was devastating.

Poor little guy had a horrible life. He found his plush, forever home and then his body did him in. Sometimes, life really is not fair.


Posted by: Ann at October 17, 2020 03:09 PM (NDO5Q)

10 Oh Goodness! Mitzi looks just like our Moose! Moose is almost 7 years old and starting to slow down. He naps alot but still loves to chase the chipmunks and squirrels. We discovered a lump on his chest. It felt like fatty tissue and thankfully the vet agreed, so my daughter can rest easy he doesn't have cancer. Can't imagine my life without him.

Posted by: Jewells45 at October 17, 2020 03:09 PM (nxdel)

11 9 In late July we had adopted an older pet rescue dog. The morons here were very helpful with tips and information in getting him acclimated and housebroken. I thank you all.

Unfortunately, Frankie passed away last week.

We await the necropsy information from Cornell as to what caused the encephalitis. Our last dog had a form of encephalitis he lived with for years, so that Frankie did not respond to treatment was devastating.

Poor little guy had a horrible life. He found his plush, forever home and then his body did him in. Sometimes, life really is not fair.


Posted by: Ann at October 17, 2020 03:09 PM (NDO5Q)

Heartbreaking

Posted by: Northernlurker, still lurking after all these years at October 17, 2020 03:09 PM (lgiXo)

12 Trump hates all pets

Posted by: Kurt at October 17, 2020 03:09 PM (nvLJg)

13 Oh Ann I am so sorry!

Posted by: Jewells45 at October 17, 2020 03:10 PM (nxdel)

14 If I buy a pet cockroach I'll name it Kurt.

Posted by: Northernlurker, still lurking after all these years at October 17, 2020 03:11 PM (lgiXo)

15 Nice Pets Y'all!.....

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at October 17, 2020 03:11 PM (Z+IKu)

16 Thank you,Jewells.

It is amazing how quickly he crawled into our hearts. He bonded with my husband immediately. I am very sad, but feel terrible for both Frankie (who was the sweetest dog!) and my husband.

Posted by: Ann at October 17, 2020 03:12 PM (NDO5Q)

17 NOTICE: Still not too late for your pet to be registered to vote in various battle-ground States!

Posted by: Need to be 18 yo of/c at October 17, 2020 03:13 PM (BBWrU)

18 Ever look at pet videos or read pet blogs and find yourself gritting your teeth because you know the comments will end up with a pack of feral Karens REEEEEEing about how the commenter is abusing the pet and they're a terrible pet owner because (cats don't like to be wrestled, playing fetch is cruel, blah blah whatever)? Because they're the only person who understands how to operate a pet and everyone else should go to pet jail for being awful?

I just realized this morning that this pet thread is the only one that I've never seen any of that that in.

Posted by: hogmartin at October 17, 2020 03:15 PM (t+qrx)

19 One of our dogs at Shep's got adopted. Ora is a very overweight beagle mix. Full of spunk and loves to fetch. She is just the sweetest thing. I'm so sad I won't be able to tell her goodbye.

Posted by: Jewells45 at October 17, 2020 03:15 PM (nxdel)

20 Steven it's hard to lose a pet I know.

Posted by: Skip at October 17, 2020 03:15 PM (OjZpE)

21 Hogmartin yeah I see that all the time. People are just stupid and feel like they have to put in their 2 cents on everything.

Posted by: Jewells45 at October 17, 2020 03:17 PM (nxdel)

22 Sorry, Ann. That is very sad and that must have been quite a shock, However, he did have a wonderful couple of months in your home.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 17, 2020 03:18 PM (WkPC9)

23 Hahaha

Balou is my wife yesterday. She said she decided to put her head back and close her eyes while on a conference call. When she woke up, she saw that the call ended 45 min prior!

Posted by: Swingin' for the downs at October 17, 2020 03:18 PM (umQHI)

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We rescued two pups (the last two of a litter, found in a garbage bag in the city dump) from the vet in Marsh Harbor, Abaco, Bahamas. Brought them Sateside in 2011.
More fun than a barrel of monkeys, and fiercely loyal, loving dogs.

They are both gone now, and I like to think of them together again, back on the beach, chasing birds and digging up sand crabs.
Hole in my heart.

Worth it.

Posted by: boynsea at October 17, 2020 03:19 PM (Fks5r)

25 Great pets! and I like the artwork of Mitzi.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 17, 2020 03:20 PM (WkPC9)

26 I'm not a hunter so my poodle isn't a retriever but, I suspect due to some primal instinct, all his favorite toys are fowl. We go through a lot of ducks, birds, and geese. He's a might spoiled so he has a large basket of toys. He'll dig past the bears, bones, etc. to find a bird. The last few days, however, he's been playing with a rhino. Maybe that's an even more primal instinct.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at October 17, 2020 03:21 PM (+y/Ru)

27 Trolls on the pet thread..... People suck. Dogs rule. My Pyrenees \Anatolian is asleep. In front of the door guarding the house.

Posted by: USNtakim at October 17, 2020 03:24 PM (0OmEj)

28 >>>This adorable little shit is "Chesty Puller."

We got us a Moron poet!

Posted by: m at October 17, 2020 03:26 PM (LTs8q)

29 Silly cats link is broken

Know why?

No such animal exists

Posted by: San Franpsycho at October 17, 2020 03:26 PM (EZebt)

30 "Silly cats" link is not working for me.

Posted by: m at October 17, 2020 03:26 PM (LTs8q)

31 Thank you, FenelonSpoke. We take some comfort in that (although I still feel he got gypped).

Posted by: Ann at October 17, 2020 03:28 PM (NDO5Q)

32 Here is the correct "silly cats" link:

https://tinyurl.com/yyufoszk

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at October 17, 2020 03:31 PM (G51Gf)

33 I like Cracey. Not surprised she's a good hunter. My standard was a dedicated fisherman.
And Chesty. Thank dog he's home forever.

Posted by: creeper at October 17, 2020 03:34 PM (XxJt1)

34 Oh Ann! So sad.

As I mentioned earlier, my older dog passed away very suddenly Friday afternoon - just yesterday.

He was my constant companion and an absolute gentleman at all times.

Not ready for a new dog for a little while, but his little sister is so devastated, and I do worry that she needs a new companion at some point. She's really lost without him.

Two things I've realized - from now on my dogs have to be smaller. I couldn't get him to the vet until my husband came home because he was collapsed, and weighed 95 pounds. I just couldn't lift him. So from now on, smaller dogs only.

And smaller dogs tend to live longer too, which is nice. I will TRY to stay away from large chested breeds; this dog was the one that nearly died of bloat over the summer as well.

Anyway, thanks for the wonderful Pet Thread, MisHum! it made me feel better to see everyone's lovely companions.

Posted by: BlackOrchid_j9HX3 at October 17, 2020 03:34 PM (j9HX3)

35 Great looking group of moronimals.

As always, thanks for the Pet Thread, MisHum.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at October 17, 2020 03:35 PM (iEx0u)

36 Mitzi had a cute smile.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at October 17, 2020 03:36 PM (EZebt)

37 Posted by: BlackOrchid_j9HX3 at October 17, 2020 03:34 PM (j9HX3)

So sorry, Black Orchid.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 17, 2020 03:37 PM (WkPC9)

38 Thanks Fen. Of course I keep looking over breeders' websites already.

Need to take some time and not rush things...

Posted by: BlackOrchid_j9HX3 at October 17, 2020 03:38 PM (j9HX3)

39 We had cockapoo that seemed to have more poodle in him than spaniel. Which seems odd that when the kids were little and we played whiffle ball in the back yard that dog would get right where the shortstop would play. Any ground ball hit his way, he'd scoop up smoother than Ozzie Smith, bring it to us, then go right back to his shortstop position and wait for the next ground ball to be hit.

Also it reminds me that he liked to have races around the house with the kids. We would give the kids a head start, when they would get almost half way we would let him go. He seemed to know what was going on, because he would stop when he got back around to us. Seemed like the darndest thing. Good times.

Posted by: Swingin' for the downs at October 17, 2020 03:38 PM (umQHI)

40 Posted by: Kurt at October 17, 2020 03:09 PM (nvLJg)

Could we please have the krut excised?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 17, 2020 03:38 PM (EyCJm)

41 Sorry for your loss BlackOrchid. I'm definitely a small dog person for that reason. I love big dogs but if for some reason they need to be lifted it can be extremely difficult.

Posted by: Jewells45 at October 17, 2020 03:38 PM (nxdel)

42 Lovely bunch of pets and some sad stories, but there are redeeming good times with pets, although those times are almost too short.
Thanks for the always restorative pet thread MisHum.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar -YOU are all in this together!- at October 17, 2020 03:39 PM (2C38g)

43 Congratulations to the fellow who took on his first dog at age 52. My wife and I have had dogs since I was a small child and she was a teenager (before we were married). Three years back we took on a two year old rescue dog from the local No Kill Humane Society. Even with more than 70 years of experience as a dog owner, Mija came with some problems. She loves people; she hates other animals with a passion. She's got acute separation anxiety and can be hyperactive.

As a retired couple we're home enough that the separation anxiety is not a major problem (well there was one instance early on). We had some help from a professional trainer; our home has a well fenced backyard that looks up at a brushy hillside where deer, coyotes, squirrels and quail run around. That's "entertainment" for the dog and she enjoys reacting to it. The kennel where we occasionally board the dog tells us, "She's crazy, but she's fun". Indeed the dog is crazy but fun, although the trainer ultimately recommended that we give the dog a Prozac pill each morning to "take the edge off". She is calm for most of each day---and always a loving and affectionate critter.

The local Humane Society tells us (and the experience of a neighbor who was a first time dog owner at age 60 or so) that not all "first time owner" adoptions succeed, and rescue dogs get returned to the Society.

I'm glad things worked out in Canada--the dog looks like a good one. And a good dog is truly a lot of fun to be around. Which is why I've owned dogs for 70 years.

Posted by: Comanche Voter at October 17, 2020 03:40 PM (NVDjf)

44 Liking cheese is hardly a reason to support a candidate. Todd's not getting my vote.

Posted by: Serious Cat at October 17, 2020 03:41 PM (700n7)

45 What is it about Labradors? If you told me to draw a picture of a "dog" what you would get is my best rendition of a Labrador retriever. Now, THAT'S a dog.

Posted by: creeper at October 17, 2020 03:41 PM (XxJt1)

46 Always look forward to this, the best of the weekend threads.

Thank you, MisHum!

Posted by: Gaelic Girl at October 17, 2020 03:43 PM (5FCda)

47 32 Here is the correct "silly cats" link:

https://tinyurl.com/yyufoszk
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at October 17, 2020 03:31 PM (G51Gf)

Thanks!

Posted by: m at October 17, 2020 03:46 PM (LTs8q)

48 Having a dog called a "goberian" and NOT calling it Gozer seems like a missed opportunity. Just so you could announce "Gozer the Goberian, Vulguus Zildrohar. The traveler has come! Choose and perish."

Posted by: Rusty Nail at October 17, 2020 03:47 PM (tiWK/)

49 Stunning pet morons!

I knew a professor who actually went on a dog food diet. He was pretty eccentric in general, but it worked for him.

Posted by: CN at October 17, 2020 03:47 PM (ONvIw)

50 Tears for the furbabies who are gone...and their humans, too. It must be getting crowded at the Bridge.

Posted by: creeper at October 17, 2020 03:50 PM (XxJt1)

51 As soon as I get out of the city onto a piece of land I'm going to get a Labradoodle or a Rhodesian Ridgeback. Which ever best gets along with my kittehs.

Posted by: Weaning is hard at October 17, 2020 03:51 PM (2DOZq)

52 It must be getting crowded at the Bridge.
Posted by: creeper at October 17, 2020 03:50 PM (XxJt1)


I keep hoping that the design team for the Rainbow Bridge has done a far better stress analysis than that group in Florida!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar -YOU are all in this together!- at October 17, 2020 03:53 PM (2C38g)

53 That dog food diet reminds me of something that happened at Costco a few years back.

I was pushing my cart trying to avoid the swarms of entire families that come to Costco after church for lunch. But not for cheap hotdogs. Rather they go straight to the back and run from food sample to food sample as the crap on a cracker comes out of the toaster ovens.

Never, ever get between these people and the toaster ovens. They will kill you.

So, I was off on the side where the pet supplies and paper goods were, on my way to grab a 90 pack of paper towels. This older gentleman (well, the old part is correct) literally did an end run around me to cut me off with his cart.

Why? He was obviously afraid I'd beat him out to the sample table at the corner of the isle.

There was a lady standing there with a Costco sized bag of Beneful dried dog food on display, and a little metal bowl displaying what it looked like. Back then it was really weird brightly colored (almost fluorescent) shapes.

Unbelievably, the old guy grabbed a HUGE handful of the stuff out of the bowl, and shoved it in his face. God's honest truth. Nom, nom, nom.

After a moment he started spitting and coughing, and said this is terrible, what is this awful !@#&? And stormed off with his cart, voicing his displeasure at these disgusting snacks.

The poor lady, obviously didn't speak English very well looked at me with a confused expression, and pointed to the 40 lbs. bag with a giant happy golden retriever on it. She put a little bit more back into the bowl. I laughed and laughed.

And my route was clear to go get my paper towels, but at least I got a good 30 second floor show.

Posted by: clutch cargo at October 17, 2020 03:55 PM (8B6Ng)

54 Liking cheese is hardly a reason to support a candidate. Todd's not getting my vote.
Posted by: Serious Cat at October 17, 2020 03:41 PM (700n7)

Patriotic American Cheese !!!

Posted by: Weaning is hard at October 17, 2020 03:55 PM (2DOZq)

55 Posted by: Weaning is hard

Never had or known a Labradoodle, but it sounds like a cross of two really lovely breeds with great records of intelligence and personality.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar -YOU are all in this together!- at October 17, 2020 03:55 PM (2C38g)

56 So cute. Thanks.


It may help someone to know that pet allergies, at least in our area close to Detroit, are very bad now.


Ralphy had a shot over a month ago, but started licking and chewing his paws. The vets office said every other call was due to allergies.

Posted by: Stateless Infidel at October 17, 2020 03:57 PM (v2c9/)

57 My son liked Milk Bones when he was small. We did our best to discourage him but didn't make a huge issue of it. Eventually he outgrew it and moved on to steak.
The artwork based on Mitzi's picture is neat. Her personality comes right through.

Posted by: creeper at October 17, 2020 03:57 PM (XxJt1)

58 Super sweet fur friends this week!

Lucy says hello

Remember, our fur friends are proof God loves us and wants us to be happy.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at October 17, 2020 03:57 PM (U2p+3)

59 Posted by: creeper at October 17, 2020 03:57 PM (XxJt1)

I was known to eat a nugget or two of gravy train when I was a little kid.

Posted by: Weaning is hard at October 17, 2020 03:59 PM (2DOZq)

60 Posted by: clutch cargo at October 17, 2020 03:55 PM (8B6Ng)

That's hilarious!

Posted by: Jewells45 at October 17, 2020 04:01 PM (nxdel)

61
I was known to eat a nugget or two of gravy train when I was a little kid.
Posted by: Weaning is hard at October 17, 2020 03:59 PM (2DOZq)


So that's what weaning from was so hard!

Posted by: creeper at October 17, 2020 04:02 PM (XxJt1)

62 Lucy says hello

Aww..give her a scritch behind the ear for me.

Posted by: Jewells45 at October 17, 2020 04:02 PM (nxdel)

63 The first time a watched my friend's twin daughters we had a cat food mishap. I had my oldest at age 5, my youngest and the twins who were all 18 months. I had to change a diaper on one of the girls, so I did and in that two minutes I heard "no, Saskia!" And lots of laughter.

I grabbed the other twin and went to the kitchen to see Saskia covered in wet cat food and her hand jammed in her mouth sucking greedily on her fingers.

Then there was a knock on the door.

Their mom was early to pick them up.

She laughed and we opened a bottle of wine.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at October 17, 2020 04:03 PM (U2p+3)

64 *virtually scritches Lucy*


Posted by: creeper at October 17, 2020 04:04 PM (XxJt1)

65 Beautiful pets all!



Posted by: Muad'dib at October 17, 2020 04:04 PM (w53Wo)

66 I was known to eat a nugget or two of gravy train when I was a little kid.
Posted by: Weaning is hard at October 17, 2020 03:59 PM (2DOZq)

So that's what weaning from was so hard!
Posted by: creeper at October 17, 2020 04:02 PM (XxJt1

Heh. As I recall , my dogs were my best friends and I wanted to eat what they ate.

Posted by: Weaning is hard at October 17, 2020 04:05 PM (2DOZq)

67 We've got an old black cat, down to maybe seven pounds of skin and bones now despite two cans of food a day and thyroid medicine. She's still got her predator mojo -- just this morning I was cutting wood and saw her carrying some small critter she'd caught.

Posted by: Trimegistus at October 17, 2020 04:06 PM (QZxDR)

68 Their mom was early to pick them up.
She laughed and we opened a bottle of wine.
Posted by: Nurse ratched at October 17, 2020 04:03 PM (U2p+3)


ROFLASTC!

Posted by: creeper at October 17, 2020 04:06 PM (XxJt1)

69 Went to the Bed the Bath and the Beyond and Menards, left the dogs at home to watch Too Cute while we were gone. I am not exactly living the Heavy Metal lifestyle anymore.

Your pet stories are making me tear up.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at October 17, 2020 04:06 PM (X1OdR)

70 Mysterious phenomenon: the dog is obsessed with getting some of the cat's food, and the cat is equally obsessed with getting some of the dog's food.

Not at all mysterious: they both try to get whatever I'm cooking.

Posted by: Trimegistus at October 17, 2020 04:08 PM (QZxDR)

71 I'm embarrassed to admit it but I've cried more tears over critters than over people.

Posted by: creeper at October 17, 2020 04:10 PM (XxJt1)

72 My son liked Milk Bones when he was small. We did our best to discourage him but didn't make a huge issue of it. Eventually he outgrew it and moved on to steak.

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Omg, creeper, I am embarrassed to admit this, but I ate Milk Bones as a young kid! Much to the exasperation of my poor mom. Granted, I was about 3 or 4, but I still remember wedging myself between the stove and fridge to hide from my mom while I ate our German Shepherd's biscuits. My brother still teases me about it from time to time, and I'm 57!

Posted by: Lady in Black at October 17, 2020 04:11 PM (pG5XG)

73 left the dogs at home to watch Too Cute while we were gone...

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at October 17, 2020 04:06 PM
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Heh. No TeeVee for the our pets. RushL and talk radio for our babies.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at October 17, 2020 04:13 PM (iEx0u)

74 51. Rhodesian Ridgebacks were developed to hunt lions, so its shorter odds that one would get along well with the kittehs. All pets are unique and none of em read the guidelines, so its not impossible that some RRs are good with cats if raised with em or whatever, its just less likely than other dogs.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at October 17, 2020 04:16 PM (Aashi)

75 I have a Facebook friend request from someone named Kelvin offering an opportunity to see her p***y. Must be a pet lover.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at October 17, 2020 04:16 PM (FaTb0)

76 Loved the story about "got hit by a car." I wonder if I could adapt that into a funny story about cat food?

Salem is remarkable, and black cats in general (in my limited experience) are the best. A clerk at the grocery a month or so ago admitted to me that if she weren't allergic, she'd have a cat, and if it were black, "Salem" is what she'd name him.

I nodded. "Cat had the best lines on an TV show back then," and she grinned. (Well, okay, I couldn't see that, not with the face diaper, but her eyes crinkled and she nodded. Good enough for me.)

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 17, 2020 04:16 PM (rpbg1)

77 Lovely pets today!
I found the owner of the long haired black and white cat mentioned last week. A neighbor's grand daughter moved in with her while she goes to college. The cat spends her days in my yard, maybe because we have grass and shade, and I am good for a bowl of kibbles once a day. Anyway, glad I don't have to adopt it. She says the cat is 19, and she (the grand daughter) is 22.
Anyway, the cat is adorable and gives me the "slow blink".
Dexter, my male 10 year old cat, being an irascible turd, is having none of it, so I have to keep them apart, or else there is fur ball.

Posted by: navybrat the grateful at October 17, 2020 04:17 PM (w7KSn)

78
left the dogs at home to watch Too Cute while we were gone..


Too Cute is the most awesome show EVAH. Great for relieving stress. I mean, who doesn't like puppies and kittehs?

Posted by: shibumi, living in Clown World at October 17, 2020 04:17 PM (ZCiJZ)

79 When our daughter was young my husband went outside and saw her with one if our dalmatians eating a popsicle. Sitting side by side, one lick for her, one lick for Max. He didn't say a thing, just laughed and left them to finish the popsicle.

Posted by: Megthered at October 17, 2020 04:18 PM (SM/op)

80 I took Boo to the vet yesterday after having to walk some 500 feet out into one of the back fields to find her.

While I was saying to one of the Vet Techs "Oh, I think she's under the weather, she's been coughing and sneezing a lot over the past week and a half..."

She jumped from the examining table onto my shoulder. Then from my shoulder to a rigid fluorescent light fixture hanging from the ceiling. About nine feet overhead.

One tech distracted her while the other one climbed onto the table to get her down.

(Then she got her shots).

It's not bad for a fifteen month old, 9 pound wannabe alpha predator.

I'm surprised she knows how veterinarian is spelled at her tender young age.

Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain, Cryptid Anarchist at October 17, 2020 04:19 PM (Clxcy)

81 LiB, that's the age my son was when he developed a taste for Milk Bones...four.

They warned me about the "terrible twos". Two was a piece o' cake. Four was a nightmare. The dog understood him better than we did.

Posted by: creeper at October 17, 2020 04:19 PM (XxJt1)

82 Too Cute is a great show. You'd have to have no soul to be able to watch it and not smile through the entire thing. It's precious.

Posted by: Lady in Black at October 17, 2020 04:20 PM (pG5XG)

83 Dropping off the kittehs at a kitty hotel Monday.

Cage-free, they have their own room, with private litter box, cat tree, and window.

Posted by: SMH at October 17, 2020 04:21 PM (RU4sa)

84 Thing From Snowy Mountain, is Boo a squirrel?

Posted by: creeper at October 17, 2020 04:22 PM (XxJt1)

85 Kindltot, my experience with big-pawed kittens is that, given the right nutrition, they grow into BIG cats. If the ears and paws seem out of proportion to the rest of the kitten, he's liable to be a monster.

Eris, the Unflattering Cat Photo Contest is a winner. Though "Sirius" and "Freya" seem like excellent names for the right cat.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 17, 2020 04:23 PM (rpbg1)

86 SMH, are you coming to Texas? Please?

Posted by: creeper at October 17, 2020 04:24 PM (XxJt1)

87 Yall are cracking me up with eating Milk Bones! Haha. Especially hiding between the stove and fridge to eat them.

My sister ate Roly Pollies. I ate flintstone vitamins.

Posted by: Miss Issippi at October 17, 2020 04:24 PM (LIhNq)

88 Creeper are you going to be in Texas this year?

Posted by: lin-duh en nui! at October 17, 2020 04:25 PM (UUBmN)

89 When our daughter was young my husband went outside and saw her with one if our dalmatians eating a popsicle. Sitting side by side, one lick for her, one lick for Max. He didn't say a thing, just laughed and left them to finish the popsicle.

Posted by: Megthered at October 17, 2020 04:18
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Hah. Unfortunately, today you'd prolly be reported to the authorities for child/animal abuse if Karen saw that.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at October 17, 2020 04:25 PM (iEx0u)

90 86 SMH, are you coming to Texas? Please?
Posted by: creeper at October 17, 2020 04:24 PM (XxJt1)

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Yep.

Driving down Monday to spend a few days with the oldest daughter in Killeen/Ft Hood (and see some old friends) then heading to the MoMee Friday.

Posted by: SMH at October 17, 2020 04:25 PM (RU4sa)

91 BlackOrchid_j9HX3, I am so sorry for your loss.

Frankie was smaller, only 12 pounds when we got him (15 pounds when he passed away- he was very underweight but hubby got him plumped-up). My first dog was 90 pounds and had both his knees replaced. That was when I decided that I needed a smaller dog so I could tote them around if they got ill.

I think I cursed myself as the last dog was ill for years, and now poor little Frankie. BTW, that large 90 pound dog was the longest lived of all my dogs.

Posted by: Ann at October 17, 2020 04:26 PM (NDO5Q)

92 Rally was also a handsome cat. Just a little white lace at the throat, but otherwise all dressed in black!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 17, 2020 04:26 PM (rpbg1)

93 *sheepish grin*

Mom had to hide the baby aspirin and Vi-Daylin (liquid vitamins). We thought they were delicious.

Posted by: creeper at October 17, 2020 04:27 PM (XxJt1)

94 SMH I am so glad you are coming!

Posted by: Jewells45 at October 17, 2020 04:27 PM (nxdel)

95 I'm embarrassed to admit it but I've cried more tears over critters than over people.
Posted by: creeper at October 17, 2020 04:10 PM (XxJt1)

Same here. Miss them more, too.

Posted by: Gaelic Girl at October 17, 2020 04:27 PM (5FCda)

96 Too my 9 1/2 year old dog to the vet for her annual well check and shots plus I thought she had a UTI since she started waking me up in the middle of the night to go potty which she never does. $450+ dollar later she is very relaxed with the meds they gave her. 2 weeks of antibiotics is around $100...gah!!

Posted by: lin-duh en nui! at October 17, 2020 04:28 PM (UUBmN)

97 I'm embarrassed to admit it but I've cried more tears over critters than over people.
Posted by: creeper at October 17, 2020 04:10 PM (XxJt1)


Pretty much, yup.

Posted by: clutch cargo at October 17, 2020 04:28 PM (8B6Ng)

98
Yep.
Driving down Monday to spend a few days with the oldest daughter in Killeen/Ft Hood (and see some old friends) then heading to the MoMee Friday.
Posted by: SMH at October 17, 2020 04:25 PM (RU4sa)


You just made my day.

Posted by: creeper at October 17, 2020 04:28 PM (XxJt1)

99 Chesty!!

Bitey Senegal munching banana chips n dried chiles japones. Contented. The purrs come after sundown in short bursts, standing on my shoulder, grooming my hair. Then beak grinding, meaning cozy. Thank you Lord for this companion.

Posted by: Banned at October 17, 2020 04:29 PM (1K1xb)

100 I'm embarrassed to admit it but I've cried more tears over critters than over people.
Posted by: creeper at October 17, 2020 04:10 PM (XxJt1)


You are not alone.


Posted by: Ann at October 17, 2020 04:30 PM (NDO5Q)

101
Same here. Miss them more, too.

Its not supposed to hurt this much after 13 years.

Posted by: Banned at October 17, 2020 04:31 PM (1K1xb)

102 Linda picked up one of the plug-in cat fountains at Petco while it was on sale last week and brought it over.

Unfortunately the cats have ignored it. I did see the younger cat, Wolf, drinking from it one evening last week. Clearly he's not using it, as he still begs me for running water from the bathroom sink tap. The older cat, Chekov, shows no interest in the contraption. I still have to put a bowl of fresh water down every morning and evening for them. It probably doesn't help that it hums like the Starship Enterprise at cruising speed.

Is there any way to entice them to use it? I've tried putting their food right next to it, and they eat and don't drink.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 17, 2020 04:32 PM (rpbg1)

103 Our dog loved dog TV. We got free at the beginning of the scamdemic. I don't know how well dogs see tv but she seemed to like the music. We always leave the TV on for her. She seems to like Gunsmoke too.

Posted by: Megthered at October 17, 2020 04:33 PM (SM/op)

104 Black Orchid>>. Sorry to hear about your fur baby. Rescue doggehs are the best doggehs. For me at least.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at October 17, 2020 04:33 PM (/8e9W)

105 Same here. Miss them more, too.

Its not supposed to hurt this much after 13 years.

Posted by: Banned at October 17, 2020


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I miss all of my cats, whether we lived together 16 years (and that cat has been gone for 21) or not even 4 (and that happened a decade ago).

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 17, 2020 04:34 PM (rpbg1)

106 Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 17, 2020 04:32 PM (rpbg1)

I had one and eventually they will start using it. I got rid of it though because you had to clean it too often even though it has a filter and cleaning it was a pain in the ass.

Posted by: Weaning is hard at October 17, 2020 04:35 PM (2DOZq)

107 Thank you Lord for this companion.
Posted by: Banned at October 17, 2020 04:29 PM (1K1xb)


Bird people are special. Sounds like your bird is, too.

Posted by: creeper at October 17, 2020 04:35 PM (XxJt1)

108 Dammit. Big black cat just threw up on the rug.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 17, 2020 04:37 PM (rpbg1)

109 Ever look at pet videos or read pet blogs and find yourself gritting your teeth because you know the comments will end up with a pack of feral Karens REEEEEEing about how the commenter is abusing the pet and they're a terrible pet owner because (cats don't like to be wrestled, playing fetch is cruel, blah blah whatever)? Because they're the only person who understands how to operate a pet and everyone else should go to pet jail for being awful?

I just realized this morning that this pet thread is the only one that I've never seen any of that that in.
Posted by: hogmartin at October 17, 2020


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True! It's also, unfortunately, the shortest-lived thread on the HQ. We rarely break 200 comments before the Chess/Dress Pr0n thread elbows it out of the way.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 17, 2020 04:39 PM (rpbg1)

110 LOL @you, Wolfie.

Wait till he pees on the bed. That's good for a three-hour cleanup.

Posted by: creeper at October 17, 2020 04:39 PM (XxJt1)

111 I love seeing these beautiful pet Morons.

Posted by: Ladyl at October 17, 2020 04:39 PM (TdMsT)

112 Our dog loved dog TV. We got free at the beginning of the scamdemic. I don't know how well dogs see tv but she seemed to like the music. We always leave the TV on for her. She seems to like Gunsmoke too.
Posted by: Megthered at October 17, 2020 04:33 PM

My dog has no interest in TV. She likes barking at stuff on the street and staring at me

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at October 17, 2020 04:40 PM (FaTb0)

113 Happy Pet Thread Day.

SMH, it 's great that someone figured out that cats do so much better being boarded at places like you found.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 17, 2020 04:40 PM (oSQM4)

114 I have a long standing tradition of voting for at least one write- in candidate in every general election I have voted in. Thanks ALH, I now have this year's canidate.

Posted by: Sock Monkey...anticipating my wanted poster for the thought crime I'm committing at October 17, 2020 04:41 PM (eiC6Z)

115 My dog has no interest in TV. She likes barking at stuff on the street and staring at me

Mine barks at every dog on TV and then trys to run behind the TV to find it. He's... mentally challenged.

Posted by: Jewells45 at October 17, 2020 04:42 PM (nxdel)

116 @113

Amen.

Posted by: creeper at October 17, 2020 04:42 PM (XxJt1)

117 Lovely pets, all. That poodle with the 'gator jaw really cracked me up. Yikes!

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at October 17, 2020 04:42 PM (k4dH2)

118 True! It's also, unfortunately, the shortest-lived thread on the HQ. We rarely break 200 comments before the Chess/Dress Pr0n thread elbows it out of the way.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 17, 2020 04:39 PM (rpbg1)


I think the Pet Thread has the worst time slot at AoS. Saturday afternoon is when most people are wrapping up a lot of chores and/or trying to get a lot of miscellanea done and out of the way so they can relax and enjoy a nice Saturday ONT.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar -YOU are all in this together!- at October 17, 2020 04:43 PM (2C38g)

119 If I didn't have the horses, I would turn this place into a dog boarding facility where they could have acres to run on.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 17, 2020 04:45 PM (oSQM4)

120 Y'all are the best.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at October 17, 2020 04:45 PM (U2p+3)

121 How rich is Joe Biden? How many houses does he own?

Posted by: demoncrat at October 17, 2020 04:46 PM (cd+g1)

122 "...a nice Saturday ONT."

Hrothgar, have you turned in to one of those things, lately?

Posted by: creeper at October 17, 2020 04:47 PM (XxJt1)

123 Hey Nurse, scritches for Lucy and a hug for you.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 17, 2020 04:48 PM (oSQM4)

124 Thanks y'all : )

This is the kitteh hotel:

https://www.catsonlystl.com/

Posted by: SMH at October 17, 2020 04:48 PM (RU4sa)

125 LOL @you, Wolfie.

Wait till he pees on the bed. That's good for a three-hour cleanup.
Posted by: creeper at October 17, 2020


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Never had that happen. But the older cat was expressing his plumbing issues not only on the bathroom floor but in a couple of other spots on the carpet before I got him onto this prescription diet. I know it wasn't his fault. No doubt he had concluded, quite reasonably, that the way he felt was the fault of the litter box, and if he didn't use it now and then, things would be fine.

And . . . he just threw up on the dinette table. I wonder if he saw the black one do it, and it's contagious, like yawning.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 17, 2020 04:51 PM (rpbg1)

126 Wow, SMH! Suites? Kitten heaven.

Posted by: creeper at October 17, 2020 04:51 PM (XxJt1)

127 Creeper: No, Boo is a cat.

I thought "nine pound wannabe alpha predator" pretty much spelled it out.

Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain, Cryptid Anarchist at October 17, 2020 04:54 PM (Clxcy)

128
This is the kitteh hotel:

https://www.catsonlystl.com/
Posted by: SMH at October 17, 2020


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Nice. I wish I could get a suite that nice and sized for me for $24.95/night.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 17, 2020 04:54 PM (rpbg1)

129 124 Thanks y'all : )

This is the kitteh hotel:

https://www.catsonlystl.com/
Posted by: SMH at October 17, 2020 04:48 PM (RU4sa)
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Just for cats? Asking for a friend.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Counter-Revolutionary She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at October 17, 2020 04:56 PM (Dc2NZ)

130 Dammit, cat! Don't walk across my keyboard and open an extra tab in Brave!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 17, 2020 04:57 PM (rpbg1)

131 Leo looks like a Good Dog.

So let it be written.

Wait, Eddie already did that. Well, carry on then.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 17, 2020 04:57 PM (A5zUN)

132 True! It's also, unfortunately, the shortest-lived thread on the HQ. We rarely break 200 comments before the Chess/Dress Pr0n thread elbows it out of the way.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 17, 2020 04:39 PM (rpbg1)

I think the Pet Thread has the worst time slot at AoS. Saturday afternoon is when most people are wrapping up a lot of chores and/or trying to get a lot of miscellanea done and out of the way so they can relax and enjoy a nice Saturday ONT.
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar -YOU are all in this together!- at October 17, 2020 04:43 PM

Still my favorite thread to lurk on.

Posted by: Sock Monkey...anticipating my wanted poster for the thought crime I'm committing at October 17, 2020 04:58 PM (eiC6Z)

133 Thing, you should see some of our squirrels. But yeah...nine pounds should've been the tip off.


Honestly, I figured it was a cat until you mentioned the light fixture. That left me wondering.

Posted by: creeper at October 17, 2020 04:58 PM (XxJt1)

134 SMH
That looks lovely. I will ya e to look for something like that for Lucy if I go to see marine ratched for Christmas in San Diego.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at October 17, 2020 05:00 PM (U2p+3)

135 The Pet Thread is a treasure. I am betting it has the highest percentage of lurker to commentor ratio on AOS. We need threads on stuff we all enjoy that DON'T involve politics and Pets are one of those few things that everyone can enjoy and get behind.

Just my two cents.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 17, 2020 05:01 PM (A5zUN)

136 Hrothgar, have you turned in to one of those things, lately?
Posted by: creeper at October 17, 2020 04:47 PM (XxJt1)

I try really hard not to judge, especially on an ONT!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at October 17, 2020 05:02 PM (2C38g)

137 We may never break two hundred comments on the Pet Thread but every comment we do get is worth reading.

Posted by: creeper at October 17, 2020 05:02 PM (XxJt1)

138 And hugs for you too, Ben Had.

I look forward to the day I can do that in person. As well as so many of you morons. Well, practically ALL of you.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at October 17, 2020 05:03 PM (U2p+3)

139 Nice. I wish I could get a suite that nice and sized for me for $24.95/night.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 17, 2020 04:54 PM (rpbg1)

you KNOW a night in a cathouse is gonna cost you more than that!

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 17, 2020 05:03 PM (Kpl3J)

140 Posted by: Ben Had at October 17, 2020 04:45 PM (oSQM4)

I will share my Vizsla story with you at the MoMee!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at October 17, 2020 05:03 PM (2C38g)

141 134 SMH
That looks lovely. I will ya e to look for something like that for Lucy if I go to see marine ratched for Christmas in San Diego.
Posted by: Nurse ratched at October 17, 2020 05:00 PM (U2p+3)

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Found this in your AO:

https://www.purrfectcatboarding.com/

Says it serves the Greater Seattle area.

Posted by: SMH at October 17, 2020 05:03 PM (RU4sa)

142 Let me also say I heartily endorse the Gardening, Book and Art threads as well.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 17, 2020 05:05 PM (A5zUN)

143 But pet thread is nice to just read along even if not commenting

Posted by: Skip at October 17, 2020 05:06 PM (OjZpE)

144 *ponders MoMe with the nurse*
*files under Wishful Thinking*

Posted by: creeper at October 17, 2020 05:07 PM (XxJt1)

145 Let me also say I heartily endorse the Gardening, Book and Art threads as well.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 17, 2020 05:05 PM (A5zUN)

I thought JJS has done an infrequent hobby thread!
Any break from politics is welcome these days

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at October 17, 2020 05:08 PM (2C38g)

146 How energetic are pure bred Standard Poodles? I have heard a lot of good things about them, but never interacted with a pure bred.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 17, 2020 05:08 PM (A5zUN)

147 Creeper,
You are so lovely.
Do you ever get out to the PNW?

Posted by: Nurse ratched at October 17, 2020 05:08 PM (U2p+3)

148 Let me also say I heartily endorse the Gardening, Book and Art threads as well.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 17, 2020 05:05 PM (A5zUN)

I thought JJS has done an infrequent hobby thread!
Any break from politics is welcome these days
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar

This! I thoroughly enjoyed the hobby thread last weekend.

Posted by: Infidel at October 17, 2020 05:09 PM (7N5l4)

149 59 Posted by: creeper at October 17, 2020 03:57 PM (XxJt1)

I was known to eat a nugget or two of gravy train when I was a little kid.
Posted by: Weaning is hard at October 17, 2020 03:59 PM (2DOZq)

my sister still reminds me of the time (I was older, btw) when I worked on convincing her that dog food tasted great, and I even finally got a piece and ate it in front of her to prove it. So she went ahead and put some in her mouth - then spit it out yelling "that's horrible? what's wrong with you, how could you eat that?"

And I told "I just really, really wanted to see you eat dog food."

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 17, 2020 05:10 PM (Kpl3J)

150 Nurse,

The above uses cages (ugh).

There's a place called Cheshire Inn that may be preferable.

https://www.yelp.com/biz/cheshire-inn-sammamish

Posted by: SMH at October 17, 2020 05:10 PM (RU4sa)

151 I thought JJS has done an infrequent hobby thread!
Any break from politics is welcome these days
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at October 17, 2020 05:08 PM (2C38g)

Member the Gaming threads back in the day? That was a good thread as well.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 17, 2020 05:10 PM (A5zUN)

152 Creeper you're gonna be in Texas right?

Posted by: Jewells45 at October 17, 2020 05:10 PM (nxdel)

153 But pet thread is nice to just read along even if not commenting
Posted by: Skip at October 17, 2020 05:06 PM (OjZpE)

The pet thread is unique because it contains so many little personal snippets of real life from people that you would like to know and that you can easily relate to!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at October 17, 2020 05:11 PM (2C38g)

154 Dog Food is pretty bland really. One odd thing I noticed on the new bag I just got- it reeked of Soy, much stronger than normal. Ajax does not seem to mind though.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 17, 2020 05:12 PM (A5zUN)

155 I'm embarrassed to admit it but I've cried more tears over critters than over people.
Posted by: creeper at October 17, 2020 04:10 PM (XxJt1)

You are not alone.

Me too. Thought I was a little weird for mourning my dogs more than my people.

Posted by: boynsea at October 17, 2020 05:12 PM (Fks5r)

156 Thanks for another dandy Pet Thread, Mis Hum! Wouldn't miss them for the world.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at October 17, 2020 05:13 PM (tLrjC)

157 On the blandness thing, I wonder if that is intentional. A Dog's sense of smell (and hence taste, I assume) is FAR stronger than ours, so what seems bland to me might taste like a wonderful, rich, savory treat to him.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 17, 2020 05:14 PM (A5zUN)

158 How energetic are pure bred Standard Poodles? I have heard a lot of good things about them, but never interacted with a pure bred.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 17, 2020 05:08 PM (A5zUN)

My only interaction was with DaughterH's standard poodle. It had enough energy to do any thing she wanted to do, but was not a bonkers high energy dog. And it was one of the nicest and smartest dogs I've ever met!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at October 17, 2020 05:15 PM (2C38g)

159 Thank you, Nurse.


I've only been to the PNW once--nine years ago. I loved it and my heart breaks along with yours to see what has become of it.

Will probably not make the trip again. It's a long drive. But if they ever lift the mask crap on airplanes I might consider reneging on my vow to never board another commercial airliner. You all appear to have as much fun as the Texas Morons.

Posted by: creeper at October 17, 2020 05:15 PM (XxJt1)

160 OM. Might I suggest that you grab your editing software, and do a digital scramble on that RV trailer's license plate?

Too easy for some hater out there to look up the info and doxx a fine Moron.

Yeah, sure, it's out there in the open when it's on the road, too. But the percentages on haters with ill-intent will be far higher when online than on-road.

Just my $0.02, etc.

And this Pet Thread was a Bumper Crop of the Best of Pets.

I've got a cat on the porch who has adopted us here at Casa New Dawn, and I'll be getting pics and a story 'bout him to OM in the next few weeks.

He's a nearly all-black shorthair, neutered. He needs a permanent home, as we can't bring him in to mingle with the indoor cats.

He's got that Feline Lukemia thing, which means anytime we pet him or bring in his food bowl, it's major handwashing time.

But. And this is important. He's a cat that was BORN to snuggle on your lap and up against your chest. It. Is. His. Drug. Of. Choice.

He's about two years old. Given the disease, he's got may two to four years life expectancy.

And I'd really like to find him a home, before winter.

Wasn't it Beckoning Chasm who was looking for a cat to adopt? IIRC? If correct, just tell him my email is in my nic.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at October 17, 2020 05:15 PM (QzJWU)

161 This! I thoroughly enjoyed the hobby thread last weekend.
Posted by: Infidel at October 17, 2020 05:09 PM (7N5l4)

As you might expect, there are some very talented people here!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at October 17, 2020 05:16 PM (2C38g)

162 @146

We have two standards. They're incredibly athletic but have an off switch. They're very smart and need intellectual and physical stimulation or they'll make their own entertainment. Most well bred standards I've met are like this - they'll lounge on a couch with you as long as they get their play time in.

Side note, lot of inbreeding dating back to a kennel from the 60s and a lot of doodle breeders causing problems in the breed, but you can still get beautifully bred, sound poodles from quality breeders. Recommend checking out Better Bred and Standard Poodle Diversity facebook group for breeders trying to produce healthy standards if you ever want to bring one home!

Posted by: JeepGirl at October 17, 2020 05:16 PM (uuNJl)

163 Me too. Thought I was a little weird for mourning my dogs more than my people.

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That's because most people are skeevy horse faced ass balls not worthy of mourning over.

Posted by: Two Weeks From Changing My Tone at October 17, 2020 05:18 PM (8YFRI)

164 Adorable Pet Morons!

Posted by: redridinghood at October 17, 2020 05:21 PM (+YYKs)

165 Some day Duncanthrax will tell you all about how he came to a MoMe and went home with a kitten, Then lin-duh can tell her version and then I will tell mine.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 17, 2020 05:21 PM (oSQM4)

166 MisHum, thank you for two hours of normalcy.

Posted by: creeper at October 17, 2020 05:21 PM (XxJt1)

167 164 All let morons are prolly cute

Posted by: CN at October 17, 2020 05:22 PM (ONvIw)

168 165 Some day Duncanthrax will tell you all about how he came to a MoMe and went home with a kitten, Then lin-duh can tell her version and then I will tell mine.
Posted by: Ben Had at October 17, 2020 05:21 PM (oSQM4)

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Heheh.

Posted by: SMH at October 17, 2020 05:22 PM (RU4sa)

169 SMH, you remember it well!

Posted by: Ben Had at October 17, 2020 05:23 PM (oSQM4)

170 Posted by: Ben Had at October 17, 2020 05:21 PM (oSQM4)

Three contemporaneous versions?
Sounds like fake news!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at October 17, 2020 05:23 PM (2C38g)

171 Oh yeah, BH.

I went home with a kitteh my daughter gave me at that time.

Posted by: SMH at October 17, 2020 05:23 PM (RU4sa)

172 Todd looks a lot more clever than Biden.

Posted by: runner at October 17, 2020 05:23 PM (zr5Kq)

173 Hrothgar, Duncanthrax walked away with the prize.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 17, 2020 05:24 PM (oSQM4)

174 For cat people, here is a link to a Russian couple who raised a puma from a kitten.
Now it is full grown.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fe-DQ2ZMRQg

Posted by: navybrat the grateful at October 17, 2020 05:24 PM (w7KSn)

175 Todd looks a lot more clever than Biden.
Posted by: runner at October 17, 2020 05:23 PM (zr5Kq)

Todd knows what state he's in!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at October 17, 2020 05:25 PM (2C38g)

176 Wow! I'm having a hard time keeping up with TWICE the content today....

Posted by: MrObvious at October 17, 2020 05:25 PM (k+h+d)

177 173 Hrothgar, Duncanthrax walked away with the prize.
Posted by: Ben Had at October 17, 2020 05:24 PM (oSQM4)

And a grin on his face!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at October 17, 2020 05:25 PM (2C38g)

178 177 173 Hrothgar, Duncanthrax walked away with the prize.
Posted by: Ben Had at October 17, 2020 05:24 PM (oSQM4)

And a grin on his face!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at October 17, 2020 05:25 PM (2C38g)

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I remember him holding onto that kitteh...tightly.

Posted by: SMH at October 17, 2020 05:27 PM (RU4sa)

179 Cat#2 is snuggled up watching the rally with me.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at October 17, 2020 05:27 PM (iEx0u)

180 Awright, you bottomless pits. Stop yowling. I'll feed you.
*waves good-bye to friends with critters*

Posted by: creeper at October 17, 2020 05:27 PM (XxJt1)

181 Is tha puppy murder movie real?

If you grew up hunting, you don't need this lesson.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at October 17, 2020 05:28 PM (pB6Gt)

182 Several years ago there was a fellow that lived here in town that had a pet cougar. The cat rode around in the back of his truck everywhere he went.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 17, 2020 05:28 PM (oSQM4)

183 CHESS DRESS NOOD

Posted by: Skip, the guy who says NOOD at October 17, 2020 05:30 PM (OjZpE)

184 We may never break two hundred comments on the Pet Thread but every comment we do get is worth reading.
Posted by: creeper at October 17, 2020


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Quality before quantity!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 17, 2020 05:30 PM (rpbg1)

185 I remember him holding onto that kitteh...tightly.
Posted by: SMH at October 17, 2020 05:27 PM (RU4sa)

Pretty clear he had no intention of giving it up easily, and the kitten obviously knew it had lucked out and wasn't going anywhere but with Duncanthrax!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at October 17, 2020 05:30 PM (2C38g)

186 Nood chess

Posted by: Jewells45 at October 17, 2020 05:30 PM (nxdel)

187 The artwork of Fritz captures him perfectly.

Posted by: redridinghood at October 17, 2020 05:31 PM (+YYKs)

188 Thought I was a little weird for mourning my dogs more than my people.

Posted by: boynsea at October 17, 2020


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Well, see, with people there are other things mixed in with the love, stuff like occasional resentment or jealousy. You love your aged mother, but you resent the time you spend taking her to the grocery, etc. Then you feel guilty, which is another thing in the mix.

With our animals . . . it's all about the love.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 17, 2020 05:32 PM (rpbg1)

189 155 I'm embarrassed to admit it but I've cried more tears over critters than over people.
Posted by: creeper at October 17, 2020 04:10 PM (XxJt1)
You are not alone.
Me too. Thought I was a little weird for mourning my dogs more than my people.
Posted by: boynsea at October 17, 2020 05:12 PM (Fks5r)

People have always done this. I recall a very touching article about ancient Pet tombstones that have been found, this one:

https://www.thedodo.com/9-touching-epitaphs-ancient-gr-589550486.html

this ancient Roman epitaph touched me the most:
"Thou who passest on this path, If haply thou dost mark this monument, Laugh not, I pray thee, though it is a dog's grave. Tears fell for me, and the dust was heaped above me By a master's hand."

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 17, 2020 05:33 PM (Kpl3J)

190 The artwork of Fritz captures him perfectly.
Posted by: redridinghood at October 17, 2020 05:31 PM (+YYKs)

DaughterH did a painting of her Great Pyrenees that came out beautifully. SisterH did an incredible one of her beloved Corgi. I can only do photos of my pets.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at October 17, 2020 05:33 PM (2C38g)

191 Posted by: Tom Servo at October 17, 2020 05:33 PM (Kpl3J)

Thanks for that link, the love that civilized people have for their pets transcends the ages!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at October 17, 2020 05:35 PM (2C38g)

192 Some day Duncanthrax will tell you all about how he came to a MoMe and went home with a kitten, Then lin-duh can tell her version and then I will tell mine.
Posted by: Ben Had
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To be fair, my daughter did discover the kitten under our RV...We had just gotten her a kitten and we brought it with us to the MoMe. The next morning my daughter heard the kitten meowing and though it was her kitten but it wasn't. So we fed it and forced it on Duncanthax...I mean, we literally had to hold a gun to his head, so to speak, to make him take that kitten home. Everyone thought it was a boy kitten too...heh!

Posted by: lin-duh en nui! at October 17, 2020 05:36 PM (UUBmN)

193 MisHum, Fenelon, SP and creeper, thank you for the kind comments about Mitzi. I shared the post with my kids and they were excited to see the pictures and the comments.

And the dog food diet joke was well received by all.

Best wishes to all the petmorons and their people.

Posted by: Fritz (not Fritz) at October 17, 2020 05:45 PM (Aohni)

194 And red riding hood! Almost missed that one.

Posted by: Fritz (not Fritz) at October 17, 2020 05:50 PM (Aohni)

195 The sleepy Weimaraner looks like Jar Jar Binks

Meesa Sleepyyy...

Posted by: browndog at October 17, 2020 06:11 PM (BgMrQ)

196 Hey MisHum - are you on Facebook? I find so many funny pet videos on FB and I always mean to email links to you, but it would be so much easier to share on FB.

Posted by: Biancaneve at October 17, 2020 06:19 PM (hkMx0)

197 Wow. Chess chick. Extremely sultry.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at October 17, 2020 06:23 PM (Gd3Hn)

198 The place we are renting has chickens, and they are used to us feeding them so they greet us when we get in.

"Glory" their chocolate lab pup also. I have her sitting and presenting paw on command and they are surprised. I told them I was a special Ed teacher so Glory is easy.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at October 17, 2020 06:32 PM (Gd3Hn)

199 Great pet thread today. Always brightens my Saturday

Posted by: CN at October 17, 2020 07:04 PM (ONvIw)

200 THERE! 200!

Posted by: lin-duh en nui! at October 17, 2020 07:22 PM (UUBmN)

201 lin-duh en nui!

Thank you, I was going to do it but I feel better knowing I am not the only one that keeps checking the Pet Thread!!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar -YOU are all in this together!- at October 17, 2020 07:31 PM (2C38g)

202 A Leftist's yard sign. Really?

Posted by: Chick Moldanado at October 17, 2020 07:56 PM (0cQXv)

203 Rally was also a handsome cat. Just a little white lace at the throat, but otherwise all dressed in black!
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 17, 2020 04:26 PM (rpbg1)
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She was a beautiful girl all right. ^_^ Angus has a bit of white on him too, but his patch is on his belly so it's a lot easier to miss.

Posted by: Stephen Miller at October 17, 2020 10:25 PM (7BCxk)

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