Ace of Spades Pet Thread

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Good afternoon and welcome the almost world famous Ace of Spades Pet Thread. Forget about politics, current events and enjoy the world of animals.


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(H/T Blake)

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To each their own. Not my idea on how to groom a poodle.


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Regulars here know I love coffee. However, coffee is off limits to the K-9s here at Casa Misanthrope.


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Meet The PetMorons


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This is my daugther's GSP puppy, Mel. The best mannered puppy I've ever met! Which is really just a reflection of her owner.

Yawrate


Or the shock collar. Hey just kidding. Lovely puppy. We hope that Mel has a long and prosperous doggeh life. Thanks for sharing today.


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Long time lurker, love the site and the pet thread. Both the daily content and these pictures help me go through some days. Luna is the white shepherd and the alpha of the two, even though the other girl Athena has 20 pounds on her. They have been great dogs, smart, loyal and protective. They give back so much more than I ever give them Thanks for this very welcome Saturday respite from politics. (They both eventually end up on the sofa. It is specifically theirs. They’re not spoiled or anything.) No name provided


No need to thank me. It's folks like you with their pet photos and stories that make this place. Lovely dogs. Jeez what a surprise they love the couch. Thanks for your contribution today.


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greetings miss hum!

love the pet thread. here are frankie (the beautiful boy with the gorgeous blue eyes) and peekaboo (who looks like fudge ripple ice cream). they are brother and sister and we got them from a shelter in california. they’re the best kittehs ever and we are so thankful they decided to adopt us. they make life worth living.

keep up the good work and thanks so much for all you do!

m and b


Don't you folks have big hearts, rescuing a handsome pair of kittehes. So happy to hear they are in such a fine home. Thanks for taking the time to submit their photos and story.


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Hello Mis. Hum
This is my 4 year old pug Lanie. Tragedy struck the week of Christmas she was taken ill and passed unexpectedly while in the vets care. My wife and I are broken hearted and shed many tears and still do. I saw the nice memorial cat wall in this weeks pet thread and thought I send some pics for your consideration. My wife is retired and Lanie was her companion while I work at night. She was such a sweet little dog and loved everyone she met. She was the heart and life of our house.

Thank you,

Floomaster

Long time lurker


Just so sorry to hear that your sweetie was taken away so young. I think we all know the emptiness you are feeling now. Thanks for sharing and may you find another big sweetie.


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The In-box was pretty sparse this week. But for those who submitted pet photos and stories, Thank You!

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

Until next week, watch out where the Huskies go and don't you eat that yellow snow. Have a great week.

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1 Woof!

Posted by: Commissar Conor at January 16, 2021 03:01 PM (87oRe)

2 Happy Caturday everyone

Posted by: Skip at January 16, 2021 03:02 PM (Cxk7w)

3 Dang, i read the content. Would have been first loser.

Posted by: BifBewalski AOS Moron at January 16, 2021 03:04 PM (VcFUs)

4 What beautiful pets. Thank you all.
So sorry Floormaster about your loss. I know how hard it is!

Posted by: PJ at January 16, 2021 03:04 PM (qlTN9)

5 Condolences Floormaster, Lanie looks like she was a fine pup!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at January 16, 2021 03:04 PM (87oRe)

6 Loosing a furry friend is hard for a long time afterward. Sill am shocked in morning opening the basement door and not finding a cat ready to pounce out. I still leave light on after 19 years of doing it.

Posted by: Skip at January 16, 2021 03:06 PM (Cxk7w)

7 My nomination for the Pet Thread Book Review is "The Other End of the Leash: Why We Do What We Do Around Dogs" by Patricia B. McConnell. Short review is that doggehs are not primates.
I am enjoying the book greatly, and this McConnell seems to know what she is doing and includes a lot of dog training stories as well as some practical advice.
None of the advice seems to work with Conor; however, probably because he has been poorly trained for years now!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at January 16, 2021 03:08 PM (87oRe)

8 MegaRoy will be 9 this year. He is a big Maine Coon, and we have noticed him slowig down and sleeping more.

Does anyone else mix psyllium into their per's food to help them with hard stool and constipation. Vet told us to start that for Meg. Meg of course doesn't like it.


Waaay back in the 80's we had a Siamese that got put on Iams for a sensitive stomach. Took him a full week to get hungry enough to eat that. The meal before he gave in, he sat back, looked me in the eye and gave me a very traditional Siamese cussing.

Posted by: BifBewalski AOS Moron at January 16, 2021 03:09 PM (VcFUs)

9 Great photos and Frankie, the blue eyed cat is beautiful.

Sorry, Floormaster about your furry family member Lanie. All the pugs I have met have been energetic and friendly.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 16, 2021 03:11 PM (VP4Cd)

10 Absolutely stunning group of pets. Mel is teh kewt!

Posted by: San Franpsycho at January 16, 2021 03:13 PM (4BMGG)

11 Beautiful pets as always. At first glance I thought Luna was a kangaroo on the couch.

I think I need to take Paisley for a (whispers) ride.

Posted by: N.L. Urker at January 16, 2021 03:14 PM (lgiXo)

12 Our berner is going to be nine in March. The Swiss have a saying about berners. Three years a young dog, three years a good dog, three years an old dog, anything more is a gift from God.

Posted by: JuJuBee at January 16, 2021 03:14 PM (2bGE5)

13 hey, just coz my doggeh is crazzy and silly does nit mean I am too!
*shifty eyes*

Posted by: Herr Frau Doktor vmom Staunch Demofaszi (on gab as @vm) at January 16, 2021 03:15 PM (nUhF0)

14 I just witnessed the most adorable play-fight between my 75lb lab/border collie mix and our CCP Coronavirus kitten (came to us in April to keep my wife from going stir-crazy).

Of course, they quit doing it when I pulled out my phone to record.

Posted by: Schnorflepuppy at January 16, 2021 03:16 PM (1uBGK)

15 My sister and BIL have had Berners for about 25 years. They have one that is about ten. They have two now. Such beautiful dogs!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 16, 2021 03:16 PM (VP4Cd)

16 condolences Floomaster

Posted by: Herr Frau Doktor vmom Staunch Demofaszi (on gab as @vm) at January 16, 2021 03:16 PM (nUhF0)

17 Look for the book When Pigs Fly. It's about training independent dogs.

I can always tell when Loretta has an accident in the house, like she did this week. She acts ashamed. It happened at night and she was a bit disoriented next morning so may have been a small seizure. She did not have a single accident as a puppy.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at January 16, 2021 03:17 PM (YynYJ)

18 And Mel is a beautiful dog too.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 16, 2021 03:18 PM (VP4Cd)

19 Magnificent pet morons, as always.

I'm not doing well with Rusty's death. I think the lockdown is amplifying the loss for me. Most of the rescue dogs I've found nearby have basically been old and sickly (I can't deal with another loss so soon), too big for me to handle, or pitbulls or chihuahuas who can't be around kids. I did apply for several puppehs, but one was snapped up quickly, one rescue decided that my 79yo husband was too old for a young dog, and I was disqualified for two because of distance.

It's been a crappy dogless week

Posted by: CN at January 16, 2021 03:22 PM (ONvIw)

20 Great looking group moronimals.

Thanks for the Pet Thread, MisHum.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at January 16, 2021 03:22 PM (ju2Fy)

21 The top picture and caption made me laugh.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 16, 2021 03:22 PM (VP4Cd)

22 For all kitty owners, get their kidneys checked out and even ultrasounded. Cat kidneys (Kitneys?) aren't supposed to last as long as the rest of their bodies have adapted to live, especially for indoor cats. My last cat, Dorkie Dork, a Maine Coon-mix runt, had malformed kidneys which only appeared on ultrasound (when she was having her right, rear leg amputated due to trauma). She made it to about 13 until her kidneys shut down. She had other problems, but the kitneys were the big one.

Posted by: SFGoth at January 16, 2021 03:23 PM (KAi1n)

23 Posted by: CN at January 16, 2021 03:22 PM (ONvIw)

I would think the lockdown would exacerbate the loss. I'm sorry.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 16, 2021 03:24 PM (VP4Cd)

24 All right, who told her? Did one of you tell Paisley I'm taking her for a ride, because she knows?

Posted by: N.L. Urker at January 16, 2021 03:26 PM (lgiXo)

25 It's been a crappy dogless week
Posted by: CN

hugs, CN

Posted by: Herr Frau Doktor vmom Staunch Demofaszi (on gab as @vm) at January 16, 2021 03:26 PM (nUhF0)

26 23. Thanks. It certainly gives you lots of time to focus on a loss.

Posted by: CN at January 16, 2021 03:27 PM (ONvIw)

27 Posted by: CN at January 16, 2021 03:22 PM (ONvIw)

If you live near me did you try the big animal shelter in Central NJ ?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 16, 2021 03:28 PM (VP4Cd)

28 27. Which one is that?

Posted by: CN at January 16, 2021 03:30 PM (ONvIw)

29 Posted by: CN at January 16, 2021 03:30 PM (ONvIw)

SAVE-Skillman.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 16, 2021 03:31 PM (VP4Cd)

30 Posted by: BifBewalski AOS Moron

look into a raw pet food diet?
cats are obligate carnivores and do very well on it
there are pre made mixes available at more and more places

Posted by: Herr Frau Doktor vmom Staunch Demofaszi (on gab as @vm) at January 16, 2021 03:32 PM (nUhF0)

31 "look into a raw pet food diet?

cats are obligate carnivores and do very well on it"

LOL, isn't a raw pet food diet for cats called "presents"?

Posted by: SFGoth at January 16, 2021 03:33 PM (KAi1n)

32 So sorry for the loss of Lanie. God Bless

Posted by: acethepug at January 16, 2021 03:34 PM (qPKAe)

33 We have a visitor today. Brought the office cat, Bella, home to meet Cat#2. She's overwhelmed by the size of the house, which I anticipated.

The cats are staying clear of each other. After 2 hours Bella's been in most every room and seems to be less nervous.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at January 16, 2021 03:36 PM (ju2Fy)

34 Condolences for Lanie. Teddy loves pugs and because he was getting carried away with his affection for one, Basil, was a major reason he lost his family jewels. Mission accomplished; he and Basil are good buds.

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at January 16, 2021 03:38 PM (y7DUB)

35 SAVE-Skillman.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 16, 2021 03:31 PM (VP4Cd)

I check their site regularly. Currently they have 2 GSD mixes and 2 Pitbull mixes and 24 cats. I'm just not strong enough to handle the larger dogs.

Rusty's predecessor was from SAVE, btw. Before they got their new facility, they occasionally held adoption days at Belle Mead Animal Hospital.

Posted by: CN at January 16, 2021 03:38 PM (ONvIw)

36 LOL, isn't a raw pet food diet for cats called "presents"?
Posted by: SFGoth at January 16, 2021 03:33 PM (KAi1n)

look at this cute tasty mouse, momma, I geeve you

Posted by: Herr Frau Doktor vmom Staunch Demofaszi (on gab as @vm) at January 16, 2021 03:38 PM (nUhF0)

37 A couple of weekends ago, my ex brought over her rescue kitty (my godkitty) Maceo for the first time. At first he wouldn't leave his cat carrier. Gradually he got to wandering around my ginormous, labyrinthine, 1100 sf condo. He checked everything out (ex calls it his going "on patrol") and he's got a 4" stub of a tail so when he's sticking his head into crevasses and such, his tail, which has a red stripe, is so adorable sticking out. After awhile he found a nice spot on a couch and fell asleep. He had to be coaxed into going home.

Posted by: SFGoth at January 16, 2021 03:40 PM (KAi1n)

38 What beautiful pet morons. It brings me such joy to see them.

Posted by: Ladyl at January 16, 2021 03:40 PM (TdMsT)

39 Funny signs about cats by annoyed owners. From "Sunny Skyz"

https://tinyurl.com/y454qae5

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 16, 2021 03:40 PM (VP4Cd)

40 Posted by: CN at January 16, 2021 03:38 PM (ONvIw)

I'm sorry they don't have anything appropriate right now. My son used to volunteer at St Hubert's Rescue. up by Branchburg. I don't know what they have now.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 16, 2021 03:43 PM (VP4Cd)

41 I not really squeamish about seeing live mice sometime. I live in an old house. We occasionally get them. What I don't like is going to get a cup of coffee at 5:00 in the morning and finding a dead half chewed up mouse as I pass through the parlor. The male cat is a very good mouser. The older female is too old to bother now, I think, but since she was a feral rescue I expect she was quite a good hunter when younger.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 16, 2021 03:46 PM (VP4Cd)

42 Nice Pets Y'all!......

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at January 16, 2021 03:49 PM (R/m4+)

43 Hey, all,

Wait. There was a memorial cat wall in the Pet Thread last week? How did I miss it? Time to open a new tab and hunt back, I guess.

Handsome beasts all today!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 16, 2021 03:49 PM (rpbg1)

44 It's always seem like one of the moron's pets is a little off, like they're plotting something. This week it's Peekaboo.

Posted by: lowandslow at January 16, 2021 03:50 PM (qH6FZ)

45

I come with two subwoofers

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Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 16, 2021 03:53 PM (63Dwl)

46 Oh, now I see -- it was a pic Mookie sent of her cat memorial wall. I remember that. Good stuff, that.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 16, 2021 03:53 PM (rpbg1)

47 I not really squeamish about seeing live mice sometime. I live in an old house. We occasionally get them. What I don't like is going to get a cup of coffee at 5:00 in the morning and finding a dead half chewed up mouse as I pass through the parlor. The male cat is a very good mouser. The older female is too old to bother now, I think, but since she was a feral rescue I expect she was quite a good hunter when younger.
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My boyhood cat, Rusty, was a good mouser and used to leave his kills on Mom's dinner table chair. It didn't bother her; she had grown up on a farm. My other cats have all been eager to hunt mice, but haven't gotten the opportunity. Their prey is roaches -- the big ones only. The tiny ones are beneath their notice. Fortunately for me, since I flea-bombed twice in late '19 and early '20, the insects have not come back.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 16, 2021 03:56 PM (rpbg1)

48 test

Posted by: redc1c4 (Biden Cheated!) at January 16, 2021 03:58 PM (aB+qI)

49 Cont. from @33. Bella is now perched on back of the couch looking out the large living room windows. I believe she thinks she's at the zoo. She's seen birds, squirrels and deer.

These are things she can't see from our 2nd floor ofc view in town.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at January 16, 2021 03:58 PM (ju2Fy)

50 >> I not really squeamish about seeing live mice sometime. I live in an old house. We occasionally get them. What I don't like is going to get a cup of coffee at 5:00 in the morning and finding a dead half chewed up mouse as I pass through the parlor
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Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 16, 2021 03:46 PM (VP4Cd)

Years ago my daughter was 1st home from school to an empty house. She called me screaming that there was a dead mouse in the kitchen and evidence of being played with by our then cat, Max. Mouse blood everywhere it ran to get away! She was not amused. Lol

Posted by: My life is insanity at January 16, 2021 03:58 PM (Z/jzm)

51 A blue eyed kittuh! I've only seen Siamese and Himalayan kittuhs with blue eyes.

Posted by: Puddleglum at work at January 16, 2021 03:59 PM (pl7Ce)

52 Woof!
Posted by: Commissar Conor

Le woof! Le woof!

I've been watching Looney Tunes with my biped.

Posted by: Marcus Barkus Rufus Dufus O'Malley at January 16, 2021 03:59 PM (7GxH7)

53 Of course, they quit doing it when I pulled out my phone to record.
Posted by: Schnorflepuppy at January 16, 2021


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For animals who love attention, they can be camera-shy. Last Halloween Wolf, the enormous black longhaired cat, finally got in the window after dark (it was cooler, and I'd cracked the window a bit). I grabbed my phone, dashed outside to grab a shot of his silhouette --

-- just in time to see him flick his big tail and leave the window. Grrr.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 16, 2021 04:00 PM (rpbg1)

54 She was such a sweet little dog and loved everyone she met. She was the heart and life of our house.
Thank you,


I'm so sorry. She was adorable.

Posted by: Jewells45 at January 16, 2021 04:01 PM (nxdel)

55 Bif, my almost 17-year-old cat Angus was prescribed Miralax mixed into his wet food, and I believe that is tasteless. He gets 1/2 tsp. twice daily but sometimes that much causes diarrhea so I watch it. It softens wonderfully.

If constipation gets too bad, ask your vet about Cisipride. It's been a miracle drug for Angus.

Posted by: skywch at January 16, 2021 04:01 PM (Y/Ps0)

56 My wife swears we have a mouse. Thing is, the cats that occasionally spend time inside don't seem to notice, so I'm on the fence about this. You'd think they would sense it if there was one?

Posted by: Martini Farmer - Now a Pirate, Hoisting the Black Flag at January 16, 2021 04:02 PM (3H9h1)

57 CN I'm so sorry - having lost my older dog suddenly back in October I concur - it's REALLY hard to deal with during this endless lockdown.

really missing him terribly - thought I would try to replace (not replace is what I mean) with a cat instead as he was irreplaceable?

but just no luck with rescuing a cat at all it seems! I met two lovely young cats last week but was rejected for both! ouch

it sort of forces you to a) LIE ON THE APPLICATION (I know I should just do this) or b) purchase a kitten from a breeder.

right now I'm thinking God is saying, no cat for you, so I'll just let it lie.

anyway sorry it's going rough. it's HARD to rescue! really hard. thankfully - hmm - we do have quite a few breeders around us. you can reach out and ask about adult dogs that need rehoming from breeders, that's a great option too.

Posted by: BlackOrchid at January 16, 2021 04:03 PM (j9HX3)

58 Frankie is gorgeous and Peekaboo has such a beautiful unique look. Pretty kittehs!

Posted by: Jewells45 at January 16, 2021 04:03 PM (nxdel)

59 Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 16, 2021 03:56 PM (rpbg1

I don't think I'd like a mouse on the dining room chair.

But as you well noted cats ate natural hunters. If he gets bored enough Pynchon-Black male will chase/"hunt" Tess. She's jumps up on my lap or that of FenSpouse to get away.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 16, 2021 04:05 PM (VP4Cd)

60 Cats "are" not cats "ate".

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 16, 2021 04:05 PM (VP4Cd)

61 MegaRoy will be 9 this year. He is a big Maine Coon, and we have noticed him slowig down and sleeping more.

Does anyone else mix psyllium into their per's food to help them with hard stool and constipation. Vet told us to start that for Meg. Meg of course doesn't like it.


Waaay back in the 80's we had a Siamese that got put on Iams for a sensitive stomach. Took him a full week to get hungry enough to eat that. The meal before he gave in, he sat back, looked me in the eye and gave me a very traditional Siamese cussing.
Posted by: BifBewalski AOS Moron at January 16, 2021 03:09 PM (VcFUs)

When I had an elderly cat with hard stools, I started giving him treats of whole milk, in a tiny one ounce or less bowl i have for ingredients when cooking. He liked milk, and they say it can give them the runs if they eat too much. It worked for him, he used to love drinking the last bit of milk from my glass when i still drank it myself.

Posted by: Oldcat at January 16, 2021 04:05 PM (eoQWY)

62 Mom's puppy has been acting more like a gentleman after using a vibration collar. Dude really didn't know how sharp his teeth were.

...one fewer worry!

Posted by: Slapweasel at January 16, 2021 04:06 PM (Ckg4U)

63 I want Mel!

Posted by: washrivergal at January 16, 2021 04:06 PM (YfDWa)

64 56 My wife swears we have a mouse. Thing is, the cats that occasionally spend time inside don't seem to notice, so I'm on the fence about this. You'd think they would sense it if there was one?


Cats have to taught to be mousers. If they've been indoor cats there whole life, they probably won't be interested. My parents trapped a mouse in the dining room once and put there big, Maine Coon Cat in there with it. The cat looked at the mouse, looked at my parents, and gave them a look of "what the hell do you want me to do with that thing". My sisters cats got bored and walked away from a mouse. Her boy cat tried to be friends with it though. Mouse not interested.

Posted by: Puddleglum at work at January 16, 2021 04:06 PM (pl7Ce)

65 A blue eyed kittuh! I've only seen Siamese and Himalayan kittuhs with blue eyes.
Posted by: Puddleglum at work at January 16, 2021


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Siberian cats can have blue eyes -- the color variation with points called a Neva Masquerade. So can Persians, Ragdolls, and a short-haired breed, a Siamese cross, called the Snowshoe.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 16, 2021 04:07 PM (rpbg1)

66 Ourr newest addition to Shep's Place is Winnie a 10-12 year old black lab mix. She's full of energy and doesn't like the camera! We only know she was surrendered so don't have much of a history. I think she will be adopted pretty fast. Seems very healthy.

Posted by: Jewells45 at January 16, 2021 04:07 PM (nxdel)

67 {{Slapweasel}} good to see you here.

Posted by: Jewells45 at January 16, 2021 04:08 PM (nxdel)

68 oily fish, organ meats are all goid for softening pet poop

Posted by: Herr Frau Doktor vmom Staunch Demofaszi (on gab as @vm) at January 16, 2021 04:09 PM (nUhF0)

69 I don't think I'd like a mouse on the dining room chair.

But as you well noted cats ate natural hunters. If he gets bored enough Pynchon-Black male will chase/"hunt" Tess. She's jumps up on my lap or that of FenSpouse to get away.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 16, 2021


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Fortunately it wasn't a fabric-covered chair but a hard wooden captain's chair -- one of the set we had with the table. The table and one of the chairs now serves me as a desk. None of my cats has ever left a dead roach or mouse on it, though.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 16, 2021 04:09 PM (rpbg1)

70 it sort of forces you to a) LIE ON THE APPLICATION (I know I should just do this) or b) purchase a kitten from a breeder.

right now I'm thinking God is saying, no cat for you, so I'll just let it lie.

anyway sorry it's going rough. it's HARD to rescue! really hard. thankfully - hmm - we do have quite a few breeders around us. you can reach out and ask about adult dogs that need rehoming from breeders, that's a great option too.
Posted by: BlackOrchid at January 16, 2021 04:03 PM (j9HX3)

I went to breeders for much of my last adoptions, and I did find a rescue that wasn't insane and actually wanted to adopt out. (assuming it didn't get burned out in the last SoCal wildfires). I adopted one and the lady called me up a year or so later for help with a cat she knew would die in the shelter (it is open air). He lived for about a year before his body gave out, but he was a sweet fellow.

Posted by: Oldcat at January 16, 2021 04:09 PM (eoQWY)

71 . . . I met two lovely young cats last week but was rejected for both! ouch

it sort of forces you to a) LIE ON THE APPLICATION (I know I should just do this) or b) purchase a kitten from a breeder. . . .

Posted by: BlackOrchid at January 16, 2021


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My gosh, what are they asking? Better not tell them you post here, I guess!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 16, 2021 04:11 PM (rpbg1)

72 A blue eyed kittuh! I've only seen Siamese and Himalayan kittuhs with blue eyes.
Posted by: Puddleglum at work at January 16, 2021

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Siberian cats can have blue eyes -- the color variation with points called a Neva Masquerade. So can Persians, Ragdolls, and a short-haired breed, a Siamese cross, called the Snowshoe.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 16, 2021 04:07 PM (rpbg1)

The ColorPoint gene - that gives the color variation Siamese and Himmies have - also forces blue eyes. Any cat that has two Colorpoint genes will have blue eyes, and no deafness risk.

Some breed standards forbid colorpoint, or can, but the genes are all the cats need, and with more CP breeds about, these genes are getting out in the general population more.

Posted by: Oldcat at January 16, 2021 04:12 PM (eoQWY)

73 I'm not really ready to adopt yet (I'd prefer to get a cat like I did my last two - from the wild), but if no one wants this guy, I'll take him.
https://tinyurl.com/y5o53j84

Posted by: SFGoth at January 16, 2021 04:13 PM (KAi1n)

74 I'm not really ready to adopt yet (I'd prefer to get a cat like I did my last two - from the wild), but if no one wants this guy, I'll take him.
https://tinyurl.com/y5o53j84
Posted by: SFGoth at January 16, 2021


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Handsome beast!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 16, 2021 04:15 PM (rpbg1)

75 I did apply for several puppehs, but... one rescue decided that my 79yo husband was too old for a young dog, and I was disqualified for two because of distance.

Posted by: CN at January 16, 2021 03:22
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I did apply for several puppehs, but... one rescue decided that my 79yo husband was too old for a young dog, and I was disqualified for two because of distance.

Posted by: CN at January 16, 2021 03:22
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I really don't understand disqualifying someone for wanting to give an animal in a shelter a home.

I only got one mutt from the shelter about 30 yrs ago and they seemed happy to place to animals as long as you paid to have them neutered.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at January 16, 2021 04:16 PM (ju2Fy)

76 Sorry for your loss Floomaster. Going through the same process myself.

Posted by: Don at January 16, 2021 04:16 PM (mwDnq)

77 I took our ginormous (116 lb.) white German Shepherd to the vet yesterday for his annual checkup, dental cleaning, etc. This involves me wrestling with him for about 10 minutes while two vet techs try desperately to find a vein in his leg so they can dump enough propophyl to drop a rhino into him. We were on leg number 3 before they were able to successfully hit a vein. Then we have to hoist him up and carry him to a table in the back of the clinic. Good times. At least this time he didn't come within about two inches of biting the face off of one of the techs.

Posted by: PabloD, booking agent for Aero Pinochet at January 16, 2021 04:18 PM (8JoH/)

78 So sorry to hear about Lanie! Its worse when theyre young and go unexpectedly. We have an elderly dog and we are preparing ourselves. Sorta. Condolences, floormaster.

Posted by: Best thief in Lankhmar at January 16, 2021 04:18 PM (bPNEk)

79 Oops. That second cut and paste was supposed to reference Black Orchid's comment @57.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at January 16, 2021 04:18 PM (ju2Fy)

80 (How do you type straight quotes on an iPad?)

Posted by: Best thief in Lankhmar at January 16, 2021 04:18 PM (bPNEk)

81 I got Gary from a Facebook group my husband was on. Jake was from a local free stuff group. They had two older springers that needed a home fast as the owner had died. They were in my area but I can't take on another dog right now. You never know where you'll find one.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at January 16, 2021 04:19 PM (YynYJ)

82 For all kitty owners, get their kidneys checked out and even ultrasounded. Cat kidneys (Kitneys?) aren't supposed to last as long as the rest of their bodies have adapted to live, especially for indoor cats. My last cat, Dorkie Dork, a Maine Coon-mix runt, had malformed kidneys which only appeared on ultrasound (when she was having her right, rear leg amputated due to trauma). She made it to about 13 until her kidneys shut down. She had other problems, but the kitneys were the big one.
Posted by: SFGoth at January 16, 2021 03:23 PM (KAi1n)

A cat fountain to encourage drinking is the best preventative. Cats are desert-derived, so concentrate their urine massively to save water. Therefore it is the first to fail, often enough. More water = less strain. Adding water to food can help too, but most cats will be encouraged to drink from a moving water fountain.

I have avoided having serious kidney failures even on my 20 and 17 year old cats because there are fountains around.

Posted by: Oldcat at January 16, 2021 04:19 PM (eoQWY)

83 I'm not really ready to adopt yet (I'd prefer to get a cat like I did my last two - from the wild), but if no one wants this guy, I'll take him.
https://tinyurl.com/y5o53j84
Posted by: SFGoth at January 16, 2021 04:13 PM (KAi1n)

A lot of cats kinda shut down in a shelter environment and open up once it is safe.

Posted by: Oldcat at January 16, 2021 04:21 PM (eoQWY)

84
I really don't understand disqualifying someone for wanting to give an animal in a shelter a home.

I only got one mutt from the shelter about 30 yrs ago and they seemed happy to place to animals as long as you paid to have them neutered.
Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at January 16, 2021


***

With my only SPCA Special kitten, Arizona the red tabby Coon mix, they were more than pleased to see him go to a good home. All my cats since have either been adopted by me as strays, one from a cat show, and both the Siberians from the same breeder in my state. Once upon a time the SPCA refused to adopt out black cats during October, for fear of weirdoes, but they don't do that any more. So I dunno.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 16, 2021 04:21 PM (rpbg1)

85 I have avoided having serious kidney failures even on my 20 and 17 year old cats because there are fountains around.
Posted by: Oldcat at January 16, 2021


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Miss Linda brought me a fountain for my two. They ignore it and prefer water in their bowls. Though the big black likes running water -- he hops up on the bathroom counter and gives me that look -- he won't use the fountain.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 16, 2021 04:23 PM (rpbg1)

86 My gosh, what are they asking? Better not tell them you post here, I guess!


Wolfus I am starting to wonder about my "social credit" score lol

it's my dog. she is a Chow Chow. people no likee

Posted by: BlackOrchid at January 16, 2021 04:23 PM (j9HX3)

87 The polar opposite of my GSD is our seal point rag doll cat, Bella. She has amazing blue eyes; not pale blue but more like tropical sea blue. As for aging, I think she'll live to 100 because she spends as little time moving as possible and conserving her energy. I'll try to send MisHum a picture that captures her eyes.

Posted by: PabloD, booking agent for Aero Pinochet at January 16, 2021 04:25 PM (8JoH/)

88 Troll using an actual other's poster's handle which is frowned upon.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 16, 2021 04:25 PM (VP4Cd)

89 it's my dog. she is a Chow Chow. people no likee
Posted by: BlackOrchid at January 16, 2021


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Then fib. Unless they will do a "home visit" or something.

Would the Chow get along with a cat, do you think?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 16, 2021 04:26 PM (rpbg1)

90 Bkack Orchid afaik most of the rescues around here are crazy picky

Posted by: Herr Frau Doktor vmom Staunch Demofaszi (on gab as @vm) at January 16, 2021 04:26 PM (nUhF0)

91 Troll using an actual other's poster's handle which is frowned upon.

1) Trolls don't care.
2) Trolls thrive on attention. Please don't give it to them.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at January 16, 2021 04:26 PM (ZSK0i)

92 Its a hard time to adopt pets right now. Many shelters want an online form and they'll decide if they have something that might fit you. No going in and seeing if there is a cat or dog that has a personality that fits you.

If the lockdowns are ever lifted I think things will go back to the how they were a year ago but who knows.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at January 16, 2021 04:28 PM (Aashi)

93 Kids next door are constantly trying to get their inside cat out of my trees and off my roof. Asked the little guy why she comes over and he says Chloe wants to live with you. Told him the only food I have is hamburgers. Tells me she LOVES hamburgers, lol. Good kids.

Posted by: dartist at January 16, 2021 04:29 PM (+ya+t)

94 Then fib. Unless they will do a "home visit" or something.

Would the Chow get along with a cat, do you think?


right I have to say "mixed" or something

yes she would be fine, she is sweet and friendly. she is nice to my son's odd pets, always gentle. she rarely barks, very quiet. she's seen cats in other homes and not really paid a bit of attention to them. she's a champion ignorer (chow thing) - ignores the deer in the yard too lol. anyway.

rescue people can be very tetchy around me. I am looking at going over to lancaster county I think the rescues there will be more normal.

I live in probably the absolute worst part of the USA. there might be parts of NJ worse but ... nah I really think I'm in the snootiest, least friendly part of this country.

Posted by: BlackOrchid at January 16, 2021 04:30 PM (j9HX3)

95 Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at January 16, 2021 04:26 PM (ZSK0i)

I generally don't. I think it's cowardly to use another person's handle.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 16, 2021 04:30 PM (VP4Cd)

96 if you can afford it, consider buying a well-bred dog or cat from a good breeder who health tests the parents
the downside is the wait as usually you deposit even before the dam gets pregnant
best place to ask is local dog breed groups
stay away from fad-driven designer dog shops though

Posted by: Herr Frau Doktor vmom Staunch Demofaszi (on gab as @vm) at January 16, 2021 04:33 PM (nUhF0)

97 that's great advice vmom

Posted by: BlackOrchid at January 16, 2021 04:34 PM (j9HX3)

98 Trolls are hamsters, running on Soro's wheel, in their basement so it seems slightly apropos.


*opens cage door *
Here kitty kitty.

Posted by: Sock Monkey * nanos gigantum humeris insidentes at January 16, 2021 04:38 PM (7GxH7)

99 🐱 Caturday Pet Thread -- yay!

Our Cats

The old gray cat likes scritches under the chin.
The black cat wants to be let out, in, out, in.
Ol' yeller starts to gripe if we are late going to bed.

All three will always let us know
when it's time for them to be fed.

Posted by: mindful webworker
Party Animal Update
at January 16, 2021 04:47 PM (Vddbf)

100 The old gray cat likes scritches under the chin.
The black cat wants to be let out, in, out, in.
Ol' yeller starts to gripe if we are late going to bed.


That is my solitary cat Ninja all rolled up in one. Add to that her mission is to get underneath our feet, especially in the dark.

Posted by: Sock Monkey * nanos gigantum humeris insidentes at January 16, 2021 04:52 PM (7GxH7)

101
My gosh, what are they asking? Better not tell them you post here, I guess!
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 16, 2021 04:11 PM (rpbg1)

I was disqualified based on my husband's age, 79.

Posted by: CN at January 16, 2021 04:57 PM (ONvIw)

102 We are dog sitting again. Super nice and well trained golden doodle. Love her but I swear that her fur is as absorbent as a mop. She goes outside, mops everything up into her fur, and brings it inside.

Posted by: Muad'dib - Having a Brown Bag Picnic at the Tiki Bar prior to Leaving the Reservation at January 16, 2021 04:58 PM (xHMzs)

103 Greetings, I am late to the thread, had to replace an appliance. Plus, what a nice day we have here.
What a great bunch of pets, I love how the doggies know exactly where the camera is.
Blue eyed cats, pretty rare in my experience. Mostly you get green or yellow.
Agree with SFGoth, cats die from kidney problems often. Cats love running water. We have a cat drinking fountain in which a little trickle goes over in a bowl. My 2 cats love it and they drink from it more often than a bowl of standing water.
The only drawback is whenever I sit next to it, the sound of it makes me want to pee. LOL.

Posted by: navybrat, soaking up the rays at January 16, 2021 05:00 PM (w7KSn)

104 Where do you live? I just walked into the country Pound and asks for a dog? Next county because he was more what I wanted - not pity or chihuahua. The rescues can be difficult for sure. Lurker here be kind.






Posted by: Ellen at January 16, 2021 05:03 PM (aB8uw)

105 What breed is Mel btw?

Posted by: PJ at January 16, 2021 05:05 PM (qlTN9)

106 I've had several stray cats come to me to be adopted, but that only happened when I lived places with a "no pets" policy. So I had to decline.

Posted by: President-elect Emmie at January 16, 2021 05:09 PM (ofYez)

107 Pet Thread!! What a great looking group this week. WCv2, WD and FSJ all say howdy!

Posted by: Weasel at January 16, 2021 05:14 PM (MVjcR)

108 huh
got a utility bill today that was due 2 days ago

Posted by: Herr Frau Doktor vmom Staunch Demofaszi (on gab as @vm) at January 16, 2021 05:14 PM (nUhF0)

109 Howdy Mis Hum and all you pet owning Hordelings! Stopping by to lurk and vicariously enjoy your pets.

I'll be lurking on the ONT tonight - after begrudgingly watching the Ravens game with Mrs Doof and some good friends who still care about Lamar and company. Oh well - it's an excuse to make an old fashioned or 3! Hopefully there's a good Saturday night joke teed up!

Posted by: Doof at January 16, 2021 05:19 PM (mZUr4)

110 >>huh
got a utility bill today that was due 2 days ago

Posted by: Herr Frau Doktor vmom Staunch Demofaszi (on gab as @vm)

That's why we need to trust USPS with election ballots.

Posted by: Aviator at January 16, 2021 05:23 PM (0FTCx)

111 Ellen,

Most of the local animal shelters/pounds in my area work through fosters and orgs like petfinder. I even contacted Philly's main site (they have about half in fosters) and they have about 30 pitbulls and one mastiff. Could they call me if a gentle little dog shows up? Nope.

Posted by: CN at January 16, 2021 05:24 PM (ONvIw)

112 got a utility bill today that was due 2 days ago
Posted by: Herr Frau Doktor vmom Staunch Demofaszi (on gab as @vm)
That's why we need to trust USPS with election ballots.
Posted by: Aviator at January 16, 2021 05:23 PM (0FTCx)


And why PA is still counting late voters for Bidong!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at January 16, 2021 05:26 PM (87oRe)

113 Nood chess.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at January 16, 2021 05:30 PM (ju2Fy)

114 Im at a local hipster -ish coffee shop. Nobody is wearing a mask. And it is packed.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at January 16, 2021 05:31 PM (zsdSH)

115 Im at a local hipster -ish coffee shop. Nobody is wearing a mask. And it is packed.
Posted by: Joe XiDen at January 16, 2021 05:31 PM (zsdSH)

Certainly hope you have already called the KarenStasi!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at January 16, 2021 05:33 PM (87oRe)

116 Mel's eyes are really transfixing; I could look deeply into them all day long. And the tiny sliver of white on her forehead is really lovely.

Posted by: m at January 17, 2021 06:08 AM (eZzBp)

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