Ace of Spades Pet Thread

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Good afternoon and welcome to the almost world famous Ace of Spades Pet Thread. Forget about the weather. Forget about current events. Leave the real world behind you and enjoy the world of animals.

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Service dogs being trained. Too cute. Thanks Hrothgar. Hoping you are feeling better.

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It looks like pets have wandering eyes as well. H/T Shibumi

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Now you can get a cat to like you without hanging tuna fish around your neck.


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This meme reminds me of my dogs. Does it remind you of yours?


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Meet The PetMorons

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Photo 1 - This is Beam, sent in last a Saturday by Thecommander. The cat looks like it knows it's being admired in the photo. It looked so perfect that I decided to do this stylized version instead of something more realistic. Amazing kitty.

Photo 2 - This is Indiana, also from last Saturday's thread. It was a lot of fun working on the subtle gradations in the dark fur on his face.


Gorgeous work, as usual I must say. You are so gifted and do such a great job sketching our PetMoron friends.

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This is my sonís dog Khan. He took 1 1/2 months to get cozy with me. When we moved back to town, we moved in with our sonís family till we got settled. He has emotional traits but is loving when he finally gets to trust you. - Steve

I finally got your photo of Khan. He is a serious looking doggeh. Or are you guys just shy when it comes to taking selfies? Thanks for sharing.


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Meet my 9lb, 12 oz "Pretty Girl" (I'm keeping the name since she somewhat recognizes it). I adopted her last Friday. She's had prior fostering and a prior, failed home but she is definitely warming up to life at Dark Acre, especially if I'm sitting down, as she loves laps, especially when I'm doing dumb bell presses. Pretty Girl's quite a jumper and is now sitting on the back window ledge looking out at the backyard she'll be allowed to go into when she's completely comfortable here with me.
-SFGoth

I can't argue with the name. She is a pretty girl. Congrats on the new addition. Hopefully she settles in soon and becomes the queen of the home.


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Dear Mis Hum,

Thanks so much for the pet thread every week, not to mention your always stellar ONTs. I've been a lurker since about 2016, and recently delurked as "screaming in digital," but I don't say much because I can't keep up with the rapid fire wit of the Horde.

Anyway, here is one of my small fuzzy Morons. I'd rather not share his name, because it's kind of distinctive and well known among many of my (leftist) colleagues. Let's call the little miscreant "B." This picture was taken when he was about 5 or 6 months old. He's now 15+ pounds of floof, love, and mayhem. B was a pitiful injured kitten when he found his way into the basement of the library where I worked at the time. Coworkers climbed up to rescue him from a water pipe near the ceiling, took him to the shelter for medical attention, and circulated his picture to a catalogers' meeting (shooting fish in a barrel, really). It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single lady in possession of no fortune must be in want of a cat. So I decided to bring him home after he healed from having about 1/3 of his tail amputated. He is now my older kitteh's BFF and my snuggle bug.


Thanks again for everything you do for us reprobates. - (screaming in digital)

First of all, you're welcome. Secondly, what an inquisitive and charming looking fellow you have there. Looks like he found a way into a wonderful home. Thanks for sharing with us today.


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I knew there was something I was forgetting!

Too often folks talk about how their pet has passed away, and how they miss them. My wife and I had a pack of six when we lived in CT but the move to VA only had one come with. Three of them were lost within about 16 months of each other due to medical issues. It damn near destroyed us both. When we moved here I decided to put up a memorial to besties. I was wondering how others honor the memories of their pets. I know its a sad topic but wonder if it would help others have ideas on how to honor that special pet or pets?
Attached is my memorial. Starting at 12 o'clock is Aelish, Bobby, Angel, Mugsy, Sassy and Chico. In the center I have "The Last Will and Testament of a Boxer." I have seen it with other dog breeds and shelter dogs. Basically it says, after you grieve, go to the shelter and give another the love you shared in my lifetime, that is the best memorial. So at the bottom is our current, and probably last, dog...Lucky. The spoilest dog on the planet! TWO bully sticks after supper! Four meals a day. Treats after every walk, no matter how short, even if it is uneventful. He even has his very own Sherpa Fleece throw on the bed! - Dale

Dale, you have a big heart. What a tribute wall to your furry family members. Here's hoping you live to adopt many more furry family members in the future. We appreciate your contribution to the pet world.


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This is Orange Julius, our pandemic kitty, who arrived last April. His creamsicle color earned him his name -- OJ for short. (As a result, I call him "Juice", for reasons only middle-aged folk will understand.) He's the only one of our four cats who can stand me, and is just a little bit spoiled as a result. He has survived many bouts of curiosity about dangerous things that we feared would cost him one of his nine lives. As you can see by the photo, he can also crash anywhere, even places where various limbs are hanging in midair. - Schnorflepuppy

Well one out of four isn't too bad when it comes to kittehs. Amirite? Neat looking cat. Appears he is quite adaptable in his surroundings. Thanks for your entry today.


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This is Mocha. We "inherited" her when our daughter, Michelle, passed away in 2017. We don't get many pictures of her, because she likes to be outside. It's been too cold here in North Texas the last few days, so she has been "making do" inside.... - Teresa in TX

Well Mocha might like to spend time outdoors. But, she sure looks like she knows how to make herself comfortable inside as well. Thanks for sharing today. Hope you're staying warm.

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Here's my new little doggo, Bogie, a rough coated Russell Terrier. As I mentioned on the threads, it was hard to find a new pup after Rusty passed away. Rusty was from an animal rescue before there was a shortage of smaller dogs, and I expected it would be easy to find another. It was not. I was rejected because of my husband's age, my distance from the shelter, and because I was not on the approved list early enough. Other rescues never bothered calling me back at all. Luckily I was contacted by a Russell breeder in PA who was looking for a home for a nine month old pup whose legs were a bit too short for the show ring. I haven't had a terrier since I was a child, but we jumped at the chance and Bogie became ours. The name does come from Humphrey Bogart as he was part of her "Hollywood litter" and the pups were named after classic stars, his sister was Bacall.

Russells are active and like walks, but I have not experienced any really wild or crazy behavior and he came to me housetrained! I'll get used to the extra energy and my husband likes a devoted walking dog. He also admitted that he had desperately wanted a terrier as a young child as a neighbor boy had one, so over 70 years later, Prof. N is living the dream and enjoying a terrier at last. I still miss my Rusty and all the other spitzes before him, but I'll adjust and my husband is truly happy with Bogie and watched African Queen and The Maltese Falcon in his honor. - CN


"Russells are active" LOL. That's funny as they like to bounce off of walls and ceilings in my experience. I'm so happy you guys found a new family member. He is in good hands.


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Thanks to all of you who contributed to today's Pet Thread. You folks make it happen. If you have something animal related you can contact us here at petmorons at gmail dot com.

Until next Saturday, stay warm and out of trouble. Have a good week!

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Comments

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1 Thanks for posting my cutie pup

Posted by: CN at February 20, 2021 03:02 PM (ONvIw)

2 Happy Caturday to all the

Posted by: Skip at February 20, 2021 03:02 PM (Cxk7w)

3 CN he looks like a cute puppy

Posted by: Skip at February 20, 2021 03:03 PM (Cxk7w)

4 Steve looks pissed. Hah.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work phone at February 20, 2021 03:03 PM (7faTs)

5 3 Thanks! He is cute, needs work on the jumping, but we'll get there. His mommy the show dog is well-behaved.

Posted by: CN at February 20, 2021 03:04 PM (ONvIw)

6 1 Thanks for posting my cutie pup
Posted by: CN at February 20, 2021 03:02 PM (ONvIw)

You're welcome.

Once upon a time I had a vet who had a Jack Russell. Wonderful dog but people say Setters are hyper.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 20, 2021 03:04 PM (aA3+G)

7 Getting a hit Dusty in this car reading CNs words about Rusty and Bogey.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work phone at February 20, 2021 03:05 PM (7faTs)

8 Beautiful pet morons, nice array of kittehs among them. Bogie has no animosity towards cats BTW, he grew up with one, the breeder thought of everything.

Posted by: CN at February 20, 2021 03:06 PM (ONvIw)

9 Great to see the photo and commentary about Bogie, CN and his settling in. Thanks. Very cute pup.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 20, 2021 03:07 PM (VP4Cd)

10 Those puppehs and kittehs are so beauuuutiful!

Posted by: Flyover, too many face-palms these days at February 20, 2021 03:07 PM (Rbu5d)

11 Lovely photos of the pets.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 20, 2021 03:07 PM (VP4Cd)

12 And here's a cute video of a puppy crashing an outside reporters story on snow.
adorable puppy crashes reporters weather report:

https://tinyurl.com/2wqjrg6d

Cue up to 1:45.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 20, 2021 03:10 PM (VP4Cd)

13 Love the pets but that dog reacting to various urgent situations is not reflective of my Paisley at all.
Every single thing that happens outside the house is urgent to her.
Garbage collection = urgent barking
Guy cleaning up the snow alongside the curb=urgent barking
Little volunteering to shovel my sidewalk=urgent barking
Leaf blowing past the front window=urgent barking.

Posted by: Mr Les White at February 20, 2021 03:12 PM (lgiXo)

14 Mr Les White sock off

Posted by: Northern lurker at February 20, 2021 03:13 PM (lgiXo)

15 Posted by: Mr Les White at February 20, 2021 03:12 PM (lgiXo)

So you are saying that your doggeh is unique?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 20, 2021 03:13 PM (aA3+G)

16 Mocha is interesting looking.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at February 20, 2021 03:13 PM (89T5c)

17 sorry for the redundancy in the description in post #12.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 20, 2021 03:13 PM (VP4Cd)

18 So you are saying that your doggeh is unique?
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 20, 2021 03:13 PM (aA3+G)

I doubt it. :}

Posted by: Northern lurker at February 20, 2021 03:14 PM (lgiXo)

19 9 Great to see the photo and commentary about Bogie, CN and his settling in. Thanks. Very cute pup.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 20, 2021 03:07 PM (VP4Cd)

Thanks Fen, I was really surprised by the terrier story and how much he always wanted one. We always had spitz types and he never said a word. They are great friends already, and Bogie does not minds the volume of the TV in the evening or the music from the study (husband is very hard of hearing even with the aids).

Posted by: CN at February 20, 2021 03:14 PM (ONvIw)

20 By the way she also hears me thinking about food.

Posted by: Northern lurker at February 20, 2021 03:15 PM (lgiXo)

21 such cute pet morons!!!

the art is impressive - so talented

CN, Bogie is adorable!
is he named after Humphrey Bogart?

Posted by: vmom confused about choosing sides at February 20, 2021 03:16 PM (nUhF0)

22 The picture of Steve has an uncanny resemblance of Laurence Olivier playing Zell in Marathon Man.

Posted by: Biden's Dog at February 20, 2021 03:16 PM (WsTEM)

23 You can be rejected because of your age?

In a way I can understand this. It's one of the reasons I'm reluctant to try for a pet as I'm old enough to be concerned about a pet if I were to pass unexpectedly. I have no one who could fill in on a moments notice.

Still. It's older people who could use the gift of friendship of a pet more than most. I guess the business of rescues is a "sellers" market so they can set the rules. Best to go looking for a private owner with some extra mouths to feed.

Posted by: jakee308.com at February 20, 2021 03:17 PM (HvnWk)

24 Plus my dog is remarkably gift at staring at me.

Posted by: Northern lurker at February 20, 2021 03:17 PM (lgiXo)

25 Sf goth-- new kitter is pretty!

Schnorflepuppy, my mil has an Orange Juice. We just call him juice. He's 16 and a Persian with sorta- catMentia so I get ordered around a lot.

Posted by: Funsize at February 20, 2021 03:18 PM (nzxKZ)

26 oops I shoulda read the content before asking

Posted by: vmom confused about choosing sides at February 20, 2021 03:18 PM (nUhF0)

27 CN
I thought you wrote terror story at first! LOL

Posted by: Jmel at February 20, 2021 03:20 PM (bVhJi)

28 Posted by: CN at February 20, 2021 03:14 PM (ONvIw)

Isn't that great that your husband always wanted a terrier and now you've got one, and that Bogie doesn't mind the volume of the T.V. Seems to make mock of the idea that a "rescue" shouldn't be in a home because the age of one of the people who lived there.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 20, 2021 03:20 PM (VP4Cd)

29 Doggeh is addicted to eating snow
I think it's making his poops suspicious
there's no stopping him though - every walk is a snow tasting adventure

Posted by: vmom confused about choosing sides at February 20, 2021 03:20 PM (nUhF0)

30 >>> Now you can get a cat to like you without hanging tuna fish around your neck.

Die and let it eat out your soul? Not falling for that.

Posted by: 4 at February 20, 2021 03:20 PM (KnJdm)

31 Plus my dog is remarkably gift at staring at me.

Posted by: Northern lurker at February 20, 2021 03:17 PM (lgiXo)


A great thing about pets is that you can write down all their crazy antics and use them as sermon illustrations. For example, Aussies are great when it comes to preaching on the Good Shepherd.

Posted by: grammie winger at February 20, 2021 03:20 PM (45fpk)

32 Very nice cat and dog artwork.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 20, 2021 03:21 PM (VP4Cd)

33 is he named after Humphrey Bogart?
Posted by: vmom confused about choosing sides at February 20, 2021 03:16 PM (nUhF0)

He is. The breeder has theme named litters, his sister was Bacall, and the other two (already taken) were named for the producer and director. A Key Largo group

Posted by: CN at February 20, 2021 03:21 PM (ONvIw)

34 Beautiful pet morons, nice array of kittehs among them. Bogie has no animosity towards cats BTW, he grew up with one, the breeder thought of everything.
Posted by: CN


You can never quite replace the love you have for a particular pet, be it a dog or cat, or maybe something else.
But sometimes another pet can fill that empty space you have in your heart, and make life enjoyable again.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative ....Living on the prison planet at February 20, 2021 03:23 PM (tjZg/)

35 The breeder has theme named litters, his sister was
Bacall, and the other two (already taken) were named for the producer
and director. A Key Largo group

Posted by: CN at February 20, 2021 03:21 PM (ONvIw)


I had a greyhound once that came out of a Gem litter. Ruby, Diamond, Sapphire, etc. Mine was Emerald. We called her Emma for short.

Posted by: grammie winger at February 20, 2021 03:23 PM (45fpk)

36 I thought you wrote terror story at first! LOL
Posted by: Jmel at February 20, 2021 03:20 PM (bVhJi)

That reminds me of an Agatha Christie work where Poirot, always a bit language challenged, referred to a dog as a Fox Terror instead of Fox Terrier.

Posted by: CN at February 20, 2021 03:24 PM (ONvIw)

37 Panther, the short-haired domestic black cat (named by my brother), is out in the backyard scrounging for kibble I tossed out there earlier. I've got Pretty Girl inside, 4 felines that visit the backyard occasionally, and a trio of squirrels who chase each other (the cats leave them alone). You can't put a price on the value of the fauna I see in the backyard.

Our kittehs and doggehs bring us so much joy and happiness (and frustration), and sorrow when we lose them, but how could we not have them in our lives and loves? Socrates said that the unexamined life is not worth living. A life examined with a kitteh or doggeh is most definitely worthy of living.

Posted by: SFGoth at February 20, 2021 03:25 PM (KAi1n)

38 Khan looks worth the wait. What a cutie.

Posted by: LASue at February 20, 2021 03:26 PM (Ed8Zd)

39 I had a greyhound once that came out of a Gem litter. Ruby, Diamond, Sapphire, etc. Mine was Emerald. We called her Emma for short.
Posted by: grammie winger at February 20, 2021 03:23 PM (45fpk)

It makes sense to use themes, AKC names can be hard to think of. His mom was from a flower litter and is Pansy.

Posted by: CN at February 20, 2021 03:27 PM (ONvIw)

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A great thing about pets is that you can write down all their crazy antics and use them as sermon illustrations. For example, Aussies are great when it comes to preaching on the Good Shepherd.
Posted by: grammie winger at February 20, 2021 03:20 PM (45fpk)

Very true. I've used my doggie to illustrate persistent prayer.

Posted by: Northern lurker at February 20, 2021 03:27 PM (lgiXo)

41 12 And here's a cute video of a puppy crashing an outside reporters story on snow.adorable puppy crashes reporters weather report:

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super cute segment

Posted by: vmom confused about choosing sides at February 20, 2021 03:27 PM (nUhF0)

42 my doggeh taught me to nap

Posted by: vmom confused about choosing sides at February 20, 2021 03:27 PM (nUhF0)

43 Very true. I've used my doggie to illustrate persistent prayer.

Posted by: Northern lurker at February 20, 2021 03:27 PM (lgiXo)


LOL

Posted by: grammie winger at February 20, 2021 03:29 PM (45fpk)

44 You can never quite replace the love you have for a particular pet, be it a dog or cat, or maybe something else.
But sometimes another pet can fill that empty space you have in your heart, and make life enjoyable again.
Posted by: Bozo Conservative ....Living on the prison planet at February 20, 2021 03:23 PM (tjZg/)

No you can't and he's made a big difference already as we resume the missing doggy routines. Rusty was a very calm, gentle dog, and we were well-suited as group for seven years. I've had to make a few changes (hide all the yarn), but we're doing great.

Posted by: CN at February 20, 2021 03:31 PM (ONvIw)

45 doggeh's litter was named for the Incredibles. His litter name was Jak-jak. He still lives up to it even after being renamed.

Posted by: vmom confused about choosing sides at February 20, 2021 03:31 PM (nUhF0)

46 40
I saw an article once about a farmer in Australia who used his herding dogs to herd his grandchildren.

Posted by: Jmel at February 20, 2021 03:32 PM (bVhJi)

47 S.I.D., if you're lurking, "B" is a heckuva cute dude. Does his lack of a full tail present any issues WRT to reading his state of mind? My ex-gf's kitteh Maceo had all but 4" of his tail amputated due to trauma before she adopted him. It's really endearing when he wags it, but he can't really communicate feelings he otherwise would be able to with a full tail.

Posted by: SFGoth at February 20, 2021 03:37 PM (KAi1n)

48 the pics on the wandering eyes link made me giggle madly

Posted by: vmom confused about choosing sides at February 20, 2021 03:38 PM (nUhF0)

49 My dog was out of litter named for Kate and Williams wedding. My dog is Camilla, we call her Millie.

Posted by: lin-duh 27-4 at February 20, 2021 03:41 PM (UUBmN)

50 48: Me too. Kid 2 is always complaining about new pup's fascination with visitors and how he wins their affection. Pets are smart like that.

Posted by: CN at February 20, 2021 03:41 PM (ONvIw)

51 49 My dog was out of litter named for Kate and Williams wedding. My dog is Camilla, we call her Millie.
Posted by: lin-duh 27-4 at February 20, 2021 03:41 PM (UUBmN)

That's cute. My husband thinks we got our Russell right on time as it Seems Charles and Camilla are fans of the breed and it's getting popular again.

Posted by: CN at February 20, 2021 03:45 PM (ONvIw)

52 We have a wall with photos of all seven dogs we've had over the last 36 years and Achilles the betta fish I trained to take food from my fingers. The pictures remain a source of joy as they remind us of the love they brought to our lives.

Posted by: JTB at February 20, 2021 03:47 PM (7EjX1)

53 Adorable pet morons today. Love reading the backstories.

Posted by: redridinghood at February 20, 2021 03:50 PM (NpAcC)

54 Wow...Nice drawings! Some people have talent. I can't draw a stick figure. Zero artistic ability.

Nice Pets Y'all!.....

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 20, 2021 03:51 PM (R/m4+)

55 Have't had a dog in years, but still have those memories, be nice to your doggies! You will regret it if you don't. Just like people, never know when they might be taken away from you.

Posted by: Common Tater at February 20, 2021 03:51 PM (XUnia)

56 Bogie is adorable, CN!

Posted by: redridinghood at February 20, 2021 03:52 PM (NpAcC)

57 Critters!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 20, 2021 03:52 PM (kTF2Z)

58 Does anyone have experience with pad creams for cold weather? My previous were all winter loving Spitz and I never worried about cold weather, just the heat.

Posted by: CN at February 20, 2021 03:54 PM (ONvIw)

59 Hi, SFGoth, yes, my B is a handsome fella. Love your Pretty Girl, too. She sounds like a sweetheart. I don't think B misses the lost part of his tail. In the picture above his tail hadn't completely refloofed from being partly shaved. Now it's magnificently floofy. He seems to enjoy swishing it when he spots birds or bunnies from the window perch. He's mostly a happy boy and still kittenish at 2 1/2 years old.

Posted by: screaming in digital at February 20, 2021 03:54 PM (kTRt4)

60 "Pretty Girl" is very pretty, SFGoth. I can't help but notice the quilt or wall hanging behind her...Hmmm...lol.

Posted by: redridinghood at February 20, 2021 03:55 PM (NpAcC)

61 56 Bogie is adorable, CN!
Posted by: redridinghood at February 20, 2021 03:52 PM (NpAcC)

Thanks, he is a sweet boy.

Posted by: CN at February 20, 2021 03:56 PM (ONvIw)

62 Well, I have retrieved Conor from the kennel where he was spoiled rotten, but it is good to see him again. He wants to go for a walk but with the ice here, he'll have to wait a bit!

Posted by: Commissar Chairman Hrothgar at February 20, 2021 03:58 PM (F0JZc)

63 CN, I have Musher's Secret. Don't really use it a lot as he loves snow and just licks the balm off but it seems nice.
Would make a great hand cream in fact

Posted by: vmom confused about choosing sides at February 20, 2021 04:02 PM (nUhF0)

64 63. Probably worth a try as long as it is sort of "edible".

Posted by: CN at February 20, 2021 04:03 PM (ONvIw)

65 That bed picture is incorrect. I often wake up in the middle of the night with a dog sleeping on my head.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at February 20, 2021 04:04 PM (JUOKG)

66 also I wipe his paws dry as best I can after each outing in snow or rain

Posted by: vmom confused about choosing sides at February 20, 2021 04:04 PM (nUhF0)

67 CN, don't tell my cats but I think Bogie is very cute. I'm a big fan of Humphrey Bogart too and Bogie is a great name for a pup.

Posted by: screaming in digital at February 20, 2021 04:05 PM (kTRt4)

68 64 63. Probably worth a try as long as it is sort of "edible".
Posted by: CN

yeah, they say it is safe, might be a bit of a laxative if the dog eats a lot of it

Posted by: vmom confused about choosing sides at February 20, 2021 04:06 PM (nUhF0)

69 Commissar Chairman Hrothgar

Good to hear.
A leash and a snowboard?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 20, 2021 04:08 PM (u82oZ)

70 Loved the BF/GF pets stealing link.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at February 20, 2021 04:08 PM (jvt6t)

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Posted by: screaming in digital at February 20, 2021 04:05 PM (kTRt4)

Wed lik a wurd with u./

Posted by: Cattng in Digitl at February 20, 2021 04:10 PM (KnJdm)

72 NaCly, that would suit him just fine, but I'm not up for it right now!

Posted by: Commissar Chairman Hrothgar at February 20, 2021 04:10 PM (F0JZc)

73 Hi Hrothgar! Conor must be so happy to have you back!

Posted by: vmom confused about choosing sides at February 20, 2021 04:11 PM (nUhF0)

74 67: Screaming in Digital, I won't say a thing. Your little miscreant B is a cutie, too. I like the spots. I was surprised to find spots when I turned Bogie on his back. I have never had a doggo with spotted skin before!

Posted by: CN at February 20, 2021 04:12 PM (ONvIw)

75 Well, I have retrieved Conor from the kennel where he was spoiled rotten, but it is good to see him again. He wants to go for a walk but with the ice here, he'll have to wait a bit!
Posted by: Commissar Chairman Hrothgar at February 20, 2021 03:58 PM (F0J
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So glad you two are back together at home. This warms my heart.

Posted by: redridinghood at February 20, 2021 04:12 PM (NpAcC)

76 Where are those sheets?

Posted by: Anchorman at February 20, 2021 04:13 PM (jil8Z)

77 Also, I wager the cat silhouette on top was drawn by a right-handed person

Posted by: Anchorman at February 20, 2021 04:14 PM (jil8Z)

78 S.I.D. - is your countertop "Avonite" brand?

Posted by: SFGoth at February 20, 2021 04:14 PM (KAi1n)

79 I was surprised to find spots when I turned Bogie on his back. I have never had a doggo with spotted skin before!
Posted by: CN at February 20, 2021 04:12 PM (ONvIw)

He's a ginger, so they must be freckles.

Posted by: vmom confused about choosing sides at February 20, 2021 04:15 PM (nUhF0)

80 Wed lik a wurd with u./
Posted by: Cattng in Digitl at February 20, 2021 04:10 PM (KnJdm)
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I'm getting the treats... Please don't kill me in my sleep.

Posted by: screaming in digital at February 20, 2021 04:15 PM (kTRt4)

81 where is Hadrian btw? He's usually on the pet thread ...

Posted by: vmom confused about choosing sides at February 20, 2021 04:17 PM (nUhF0)

82 78 S.I.D. - is your countertop "Avonite" brand?
Posted by: SFGoth at February 20, 2021 04:14 PM (KAi1n)
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No idea. That's my old apartment, moved away about a year ago.

Posted by: screaming in digital at February 20, 2021 04:20 PM (kTRt4)

83 79: I read that spotty skin is common in Russells and I should not worry if they change as he gets older. I was surprised by the belly spots and noted later that he has random skin spots elsewhere too.

Rusty, as the name suggests, was a brilliantly orange Spitz ( he looked like very large pom) and not a spot on him.

Posted by: CN at February 20, 2021 04:20 PM (ONvIw)

84 Thank you MisHum. I lurk on AoS a lot and the pet thread is one of my favorites. I miss my 3 guys who are gone now, but this place always makes me happy. Very best, ND.

Posted by: Novadog at February 20, 2021 04:20 PM (x8pNI)

85 doggehbhas tiny black moles on his belly

Posted by: vmom confused about choosing sides at February 20, 2021 04:21 PM (nUhF0)

86 Teresa in Texas, I'm sure your daughter is smiling down from heaven at that picture of Mocha.

Posted by: redridinghood at February 20, 2021 04:28 PM (NpAcC)

87 85 doggehbhas tiny black moles on his belly
Posted by: vmom confused about choosing sides at February 20, 2021 04:21 PM (nUhF0)

Bogie has blotchy flat spots on the skin and almost none on his coat. I think it's cute now, but I was startled.

Posted by: CN at February 20, 2021 04:28 PM (ONvIw)

88 What beautiful pet morons. Such a pity they can't find loving homes!

Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at February 20, 2021 04:28 PM (TdMsT)

89 "KHAAAANNNNN!!!!!!!!"

Posted by: Sharkman at February 20, 2021 04:29 PM (2nzaE)

90 Anchorman, yes I'm right handed. How did you know?

Posted by: Sobek at February 20, 2021 04:36 PM (HpN4y)

91 Beautiful pets, y'all. I don't have any of my own, so I'm happy to borrow yours for a little while. Drawing them is my therapy.

Posted by: Sobek at February 20, 2021 04:38 PM (HpN4y)

92 Greeting, morons and their pets!
A lovely assortment today, very photogenic. I dunno about the guy in the plaid shirt tho'. He told me to get off his lawn.
Congrats SFGoth on Pretty Girl.
Congrats to all the pets who got their forever homes.

Posted by: navybrat, semper paratus at February 20, 2021 04:38 PM (w7KSn)

93 89: I was thinking Wrath of Khan too.

Posted by: CN at February 20, 2021 04:39 PM (ONvIw)

94 Made it home in time for the Per Thread! We had a break in the clouds so took the dogs out to the woods. It had been two weeks and they really wanted out of the house.

I got a surprise call from my husband's nephew. He's the one that took the two macaws and cockatoo from us. Really gave them a good home. He went out and got another cockatoo so the first would have company. Well, he was coming back from getting two more macaws! People have learned that he will give their birds a good home. He's up to nine now. He's run his own construction business but is thinking about retiring to have more time with the parrots.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at February 20, 2021 04:40 PM (YynYJ)

95 So, I see my cat outside the kitchen door to the backyard and there two friendly cats wanting to come in with her.

I am not that stupid.

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at February 20, 2021 04:40 PM (2BZBZ)

96 I was thinking Wrath of Khan too.

Posted by: CN



Never a bad time to quote The One Decent Star Trek Movie(tm).

Posted by: Sharkman at February 20, 2021 04:42 PM (2nzaE)

97 I can't help but notice the quilt or wall hanging behind her...Hmmm...lol.
Posted by: redridinghood

Hash House Harriers swag.

Posted by: SFGoth at February 20, 2021 04:42 PM (KAi1n)

98 Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at February 20, 2021 04:40 PM (2BZBZ)

Kittehs just want to be warm and fed.

Posted by: CN at February 20, 2021 04:43 PM (ONvIw)

99 I got to name my german shepard. His AKC name was Bjarne Catslapper. We used to tell the cats not to pick on him, when he was a puppy.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at February 20, 2021 04:44 PM (YynYJ)

100 Hash House Harriers swag.
Posted by: SFGoth at February 20, 2021 04:42 PM (KAi1n)

Are you a hash house harrier?

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at February 20, 2021 04:44 PM (lgiXo)

101 Bogie expects your compliance CN

Posted by: San Franpsycho at February 20, 2021 04:45 PM (EZebt)

102 Mazel tov neighbor on your new kitteh, Pretty Girl is a pretty girl

Posted by: San Franpsycho at February 20, 2021 04:46 PM (EZebt)

103 Are you a hash house harrier?
Posted by: Brother Northernlurker

Inactive, but once a serious hasher, always a hasher. You?

Posted by: SFGoth at February 20, 2021 04:47 PM (KAi1n)

104 In praise of my girl she doesn't hog the whole bed per the photo up top. She usually curls up in the far corner from my pillow. If she sprawls it's right beside me so I can scratch her ears.
She has been known to jump on me nuts getting into bed.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at February 20, 2021 04:49 PM (lgiXo)

105 104: Bogie has shown no interest in human beds, he dragged his bed near the heating vents and is very happy. Did the same thing with his kitchen bed.

Posted by: CN at February 20, 2021 04:51 PM (ONvIw)

106 Congratulations on Pretty Girl, SF. As others have said, she is very pretty, and I'm glad she's settling in.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 20, 2021 04:51 PM (VP4Cd)

107 Inactive, but once a serious hasher, always a hasher. You?
Posted by: SFGoth at February 20, 2021 04:47 PM (KAi1n)

No but I've thought about it. It sounds like a lot of fun.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at February 20, 2021 04:52 PM (lgiXo)

108 I was looking outside a little while ago and noticed our cat's footprints in the snow. Never a straight line, ever.

Interesting that they go to several different spots in the area (we're on 5 acres) yet never really take the same path, even with their previous footprints right there for them to see and follow.

Posted by: Martini Farmer - Now a Pirate, Hoisting the Black Flag at February 20, 2021 04:53 PM (3H9h1)

109 My springer is good about sharing the bed. But if I get up in the middle of the night, he thinks it's funny to lay in my spot and pretend to be sound asleep.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at February 20, 2021 04:56 PM (YynYJ)

110 No but I've thought about it. It sounds like a lot of fun.
Posted by: Brother Northernlurker

Tis quite fun, and you meet people from all over the world -- it's actual British in origin (British soldiers in Kuala Lumpur during WWII). And lots of people bring their doggehs to runs if the terrain is suitable. Then the dogs get hash names too! I've never seen kittehs at a hash though.

Posted by: SFGoth at February 20, 2021 05:10 PM (KAi1n)

111 That bed. I used to let Ole sleep with me. I get the right side of the bed. He tried to play "I'm dominant and was here first" once. I had to slap him before he got to his own part of the bed, the stinker. But pet spoiler that I am, I was NOT going to go so far as letting the dog decide which part of the bed he got to sleep on.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at February 20, 2021 05:13 PM (Aashi)

112 Wuhan Lab *Was* Cause Of COVID-19, Claims Award-Winning Scientist in New Study Citing 600 Pieces of Evidence.

https://tinyurl.com/2ttjnqzj

Posted by: 4 at February 20, 2021 05:15 PM (KnJdm)

113 Thanks everyone for the well-wishes and congrats on Pretty Girl ("PG"). I think I have a soft spot in my heart for small, female, part-Maine coon tabbies. Well, all cats really, lol.

Posted by: SFGoth at February 20, 2021 05:15 PM (KAi1n)

114 Took the dogs for a walk in the woods and they got in the creek and got all wet and stinky and now they are happy.

They are NOT allowed in the bed btw. Never.

Posted by: f'd at February 20, 2021 05:17 PM (WNqP2)

115 SFGoth Pretty Girl is very pretty.

Posted by: vmom confused about choosing sides at February 20, 2021 05:17 PM (nUhF0)

116 They're all so wonderful.

Posted by: m at February 20, 2021 05:20 PM (vrr8y)

117 >>>This is my son's dog Khan. He took 1 1/2 months to get cozy with me.

And now he's a neckpiece!

Posted by: m at February 20, 2021 05:21 PM (vrr8y)

118 She likes to lay alongside me on the couch and touch her nose to my nose when I look down at her. Then she curls up to sleep with her head just touching my arm. A couple of purrs at whatever hertz it is and I'm asleep too.

Posted by: SFGoth at February 20, 2021 05:21 PM (KAi1n)

119 That link to the pets stealing boyfriend/girlfriend is funny as heck.! I am cracking up!

Posted by: navybrat, semper paratus at February 20, 2021 05:22 PM (w7KSn)

120 All my cats become dog like as they age. I think they learn from watching the dogs that being nice to the humans can be rewarding.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at February 20, 2021 05:23 PM (Hchzt)

121 I had no intention of letting Paisley sleep in my bed. But I had a severe back spasm so I crawled down the hallway to let her out of her kennel, crawled back to bed and let her jump up. That was it.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at February 20, 2021 05:24 PM (lgiXo)

122 Nood chests

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 20, 2021 05:24 PM (kTF2Z)

123 And I find her snoring strangely comforting.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at February 20, 2021 05:25 PM (lgiXo)

124 CN, Bogie looks intelligent. Maybe just putting it on for the photo op.

Posted by: m at February 20, 2021 05:25 PM (vrr8y)

125 Thanks everyone for the well-wishes and congrats on Pretty Girl ("PG"). I think I have a soft spot in my heart for small, female, part-Maine coon tabbies. Well, all cats really, lol.
Posted by: SFGoth at February 20, 2021


***

SFGoth, Pretty Girl is a cat! I love the medium- to long-hairs, and the gray-brown tabby is known as the "traditional: Maine Coon cat suit. Doesn't matter if she's half or 1/4 or 1/8 Coon, or just has the traits: She's beautiful.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 20, 2021 05:26 PM (lSpWa)

126 At first, my last cat, Dorkie Dork, was jealous of my gf and even brought me a mouse once to prove her worth. It was so cute. Later, they became mother-daughter but Kitty, as my gf called her, would make sure to reach out and touch me in bed when she was snuggling with mama. People who think of cats as true to popular stereotypes are really missing out on something special if they found the right kitteh. When you stop thinking of your kitteh as a pet and start thinking of it as your best friend or your special companion, well, that's what a cat really is.

Posted by: SFGoth at February 20, 2021 05:31 PM (KAi1n)

127 When you stop thinking of your kitteh as a pet and start thinking of it as your best friend or your special companion, well, that's what a cat really is.
Posted by: SFGoth at February 20, 2021 05:31 PM (KAi1n)

Scout loves getting chin skritches, and will actually grab your hand with her paw if you stop too long. Having a purry kitteh on your chest is one of the good things in life.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, a fine Irish pub what no longer exists at February 20, 2021 05:33 PM (x8Wzq)

128 Thanks Wolfus!

Posted by: SFGoth at February 20, 2021 05:39 PM (KAi1n)

129 Pretty Girl is really just ridiculously beautiful. Such a hard cross to bear!

Posted by: m at February 20, 2021 05:48 PM (vrr8y)

130 And B. is a heart-melter.

Posted by: m at February 20, 2021 05:53 PM (vrr8y)

131 Schnorflepuppy, my mil has an Orange Juice. We just call him juice. He's 16 and a Persian with sorta- catMentia so I get ordered around a lot.
Posted by: Funsize at February 20, 2021 03:18 PM (nzxKZ)


Funsize, I totally get being ordered around. This little guy glommed onto me early in his residence with us, and he has a way of commanding me to do his bidding. But at least he's cute about it.

Thanks MisHum for OJ's moment in the spotlight!

Posted by: Schnorflepuppy at February 20, 2021 06:41 PM (P9Idj)

132 This is Orange Julius, our pandemic kitty, who arrived last April. His creamsicle color earned him his name -- OJ for short. (As a result, I call him "Juice", for reasons only middle-aged folk will understand.)


Have an "OJ" orange tabby sitting on my lap atm.
Love seeing all of the pets. Hate hearing about those that have passed.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 20, 2021 06:47 PM (b2L/I)

133 My last Himalayan just passed away (I've had 4 over the years) and I plan on getting a couple kittens. Over $1000 each. Gahhh! I paid $350 for my last two. Insane.

Posted by: Heresolong at February 20, 2021 10:44 PM (spsWF)

134 Thank you for the great drawing of Beam! I am his hooman! You have captured his essence beautifully.

Posted by: Thecommander at February 21, 2021 09:37 PM (kjhbp)

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