Ace of Spades Pet Thread

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(H/T Nurse Ratched)

Good afternoon and welcome to the almost world famous Ace of Spades Pet Thread. Why don't you take a break from whatever you are doing, kick back and enjoy the world of animals.

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A Little of This. A Little of That.


Cats and science research.

Seven personality and behavior traits identified in cats
Date:
September 7, 2021
Source:
University of Helsinki
Summary:
Researchers have developed a new comprehensive questionnaire for surveying feline personality and behavior. A dataset of more than 4,300 cats representing 26 breed groups revealed seven personality and behavior traits, with significant differences observed between breeds.


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I know when our youngest says "Bull Shit!". I don't need a collar.

You Can Get A Collar That Translates All Of Your Dog’s Barks Into Curse Words

You don’t have to be a dog owner to know just how much people love their dogs. Most dog owners will do just about anything for their pets because of the special bond they share. Dogs bring people happiness, plain and simple. We have no problem with them shedding, getting slobber on everything, muddy paws, chewing up furniture but there is one thing dogs do that most people get seriously annoyed with, barking. Unless it’s from a command, people go crazy when their dog barks. Do you really want to silence your dog’s main form of communication.


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This is one lucky dog.

VIDEO: Abused, Abandoned Pup Tied to Pole Puts Paw in Officer’s Hand—Gets Adopted by Deputy
By Louise Bevan September 8, 2021 Updated: September 8, 2021biggersmaller Print
An abused, abandoned dog found tied to a pole had every reason to snap and snarl when a stranger approached. Instead, the pup placed his paw into the hand of the police officer who greeted him, then freed him, and whisked him away to a better life.


Meet The PetMorons


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Hi MisHum,

My blind tuxedo cat Angus, who made the pet thread last year, had to be put down suddenly in February, at 17; his liver failed. I couldn't stop dwelling on it, and my other cats were depressed too. Finally one day, after five dark months of sadness, I went impulsively to the nearest shelter...and my kitten was waiting!

Named him Rufus Apricus--"red-haired," and "full of sunlight" which is his personality. Five months old now, and such a darling!! a gift from God. Very happy, smart, loving little guy. He'll be a huge adult cat, long and lean. The old lady cats tolerate him and watch him play, and my 7-year-old male, who needed a new buddy, looks for him and romps with him.

Still miss my grand old fellow. But it hurts less, and we are revitalized. Rufus fits right in and brightens up the whole house! To those of you grieving a pet, please don't be afraid to adopt again after awhile. It does bring back joy.-skywch

So sorry to hear about your buddy Angus. However we are excited to see and meet your newest pal Rufus. He's a good kitteh. Thanks for sharing today.


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Hi Mis Hum. After much procrastination, I have finally gotten around to sending you some pictures of my rescue, Max. I got him a year ago in August. According to the adoption agency, he was previously owned by a lady who developed Alzheimer's and then passed away. Her son was unable to take care of Max, so he had to give him up. He did tell them that he did not think his mother would have lived as long as she did without Max, and I can see why. He's a great companion and protector who wants to go everywhere with me. He loves playing fetch, keeps the squirrels on their toes so they don't take over the backyard, and makes sure the other dogs in the neighborhood know he's around. He's about 8 years old now and I hope we have many good years together, just like I did with all of my other dogs. I'm a long time lurker, but have never commented, so just call me Max's Dad.

Hello Max's Dad. Max is certainly a stunning looking GSD. It sounds as if he has found a forever home with you. We appreciate your heartwarming story today. Thanks.

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Mr. Bean
The dogs don’t feel like posing but every once in a while my Bengal kitten will stay still!


He has many names (we couldn’t agree) which don’t really matter because he answers to none of them. Very fun kitty tho – fetches endlessly, loves water, walks on a treadmill, loves climbing trees! Right now he has about a 6 foot vertical leap from just standing (if he’s running around he can just bounce from wall to wall like a crazy jumping … bean!) - “Black Orchid”

My goodness. Mr. Bean is a stunning cat. We know why he poses so well. He's just showing off. Thanks so much for sharing today.


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I haven't had time or inclination for art recently, but finally found both and drew this Merlin, which is a small species of falcon that breeds in the arctic and then migrates south to prey on small birds like sparrows and quail. I love the pet morons and their humans, and am grateful that my animals get to share space with them. - Sobek

We always enjoy it when our resident artist swings by. We are grateful that you enjoy sharing with us. Thank you.


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This is Amber she was our 14 year old Rhodesian Ridge back. She had a stroke Monday night and was completely paralyzed in her back legs. We had to let her go the next day. We will miss her. - ME

Dayum, it just got dusty in here. What you did is one of the hardest things to do but such a correct decision. May Amber dwell in your hearts forever.

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I got Maizy the psycho German shepherd almost four years ago. I've been trying to teach her that cats aren't furry toys ever since. We've finally gotten to this point; this is how we did it. I told her AGAIN to leave the damn cat alone and she looked at me
and went right back to aggravating Ziva. Openly defiant. So I ran over and gave her a Gordie Howe bodycheck. Didn't hurt her but it shocked the hell out of her. Life is more peaceful for all of us now. Full disclosure: Ziva would taunt her every chance she got. But Maizy's 95 lbs. and Ziva is 10. But it's cool now, - Bean Counteress of Rohan


So how does a 29 year old know about Gordie Howe body checks? I think a taunting kitteh should have spent some time in the sin-bin. Always good to hear from you and your amazing critters.


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Thank you folks for sharing the joys of your life with us today.

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

God willing and the creeks don't rise we will be back next Saturday. Have a great week!

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at 03:00 PM




Comments

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1 Happy Caturday everyone

Posted by: Skip at September 11, 2021 02:01 PM (2JoB8)

2 Critters!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 11, 2021 02:02 PM (kTF2Z)

3 It's hard to lose a furry friend

Posted by: Skip at September 11, 2021 02:04 PM (2JoB8)

4 I could have had a first, but nooooo, I had to read that amazing content

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at September 11, 2021 02:08 PM (hOUT3)

5 I liked the top photo, Can't tell if the cat wants to be repotted or not. Beautiful pictures of furry family members (Yes, that Bengal cat is striking, but they all look great.) and Sobek's drawing are always so lovely.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 11, 2021 02:09 PM (AJzTi)

6 Mixed species as buddies that are on the Cafe threads at first surprised me never seeing it personally, but so many now it must be common, or maybe odd and that's why the videos get made.

Posted by: Skip at September 11, 2021 02:09 PM (2JoB8)

7 Level 1: Apartment Pet Fee.

Achievement: Level unlocked.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at September 11, 2021 02:09 PM (OU+8W)

8 >>> 7 Level 1: Apartment Pet Fee.

Achievement: Level unlocked.
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at September 11, 2021 02:09 PM (OU+8W)

Wait, what? Does this mean you have, or may soon have, a kitteh?

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at September 11, 2021 02:10 PM (ACi07)

9 I am glad the abused dog found a human friend to look after it.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 11, 2021 02:12 PM (AJzTi)

10 Come on BeckChas, give us the back story

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at September 11, 2021 02:13 PM (hOUT3)

11 @8 - it's just step one. Who knows where it will continue?

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at September 11, 2021 02:13 PM (OU+8W)

12 The chapter where Wart is transformed into a merlin to spend the night in the mews with the other birds of prey is one of my favorite chapters in "The Sword in the Stone".

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at September 11, 2021 02:13 PM (LBiAf)

13 Sorry about Amber and Angus. (Amber was beautiful and Angus had a sweet face.) It is so very difficult to lose our pets. May you humans find the support and comfort you need.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 11, 2021 02:15 PM (AJzTi)

14 Love the German Shepherds this week. And sorry for those that have lost pets.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at September 11, 2021 02:20 PM (YynYJ)

15 Probably not a pet since it's a calf, but a very sweet picture nevertheless:

https://tinyurl.com/yfwn5cj7

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 11, 2021 02:20 PM (AJzTi)

16 So sorry for your loss ME, Amber was beautiful.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply Irredeemable at September 11, 2021 02:21 PM (pxVvf)

17 Amber was my dog. We got her from the dog pound 13 years ago, someone threw her away because her puppies came out "ridgeless" and they were not worth any money so they got rid of her.


She was having issues walking for three weeks or so before she had the stroke and we usually had to cut our walks way back for her. The Vet could do nothing for her except to help her on her way. She will be missed.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at September 11, 2021 02:21 PM (JUOKG)

18 7 Level 1: Apartment Pet Fee.

Achievement: Level unlocked.
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at

Whoohoo! Go for it!

Posted by: nurse ratched at September 11, 2021 02:22 PM (U2p+3)

19 Beautiful pics and stories. 2 months since DJ left this earth and I still sometimes see him out of the corner of my eye laying on his bed or under the blankets. Miss him every day..

Posted by: Bosk at September 11, 2021 02:23 PM (yh68b)

20 Since my sisters house has no power from Ida, I'm temporally living with 7 cats (3 are mine), 1 German Shepard male, and 1 Doberman female.

Strangely, all the animals seem to be getting along fine.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at September 11, 2021 02:24 PM (UuD2k)

21 High-personality pets today!

And fine art!

Appreciated.

Posted by: KT at September 11, 2021 02:24 PM (0ghg2)

22 Hey, all,

Just returned from Da Swamp. The power is on and the A/C at my place and at Linda's work! We'll relax a bit tonight at Olive Garden or Chili's, both of which are close by our hotel here in H'burg. Tomorrow we pack up everything, including . . . gee, I know I've forgotten something important . . . on the tip of my tongue . . .

Oh, yes. The cats! Chekov, the older one who had the traumatic stress disorder episode, is trotting around here now, eating and drinking pretty much normally. We expect the 2-hour ride home will not bother him much. And the big black one, Wolf, is on my feet on the bed as I write this.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 11, 2021 02:25 PM (bz/l6)

23 The old dog had another bad seizure yesterday. I was just starting to work and leaving a voice mail for a customer when I heard scratching. Looked behind me and she was seizing. You just feel so helpless and it seems to go on forever. She finally stopped and relaxed a little. I gave her some CBD oil, which I've been giving her in the morning. When she was finally up, I took her out, then gave her gabapentin. I called my vets to see if they thought she should come in. They called to check on her several times during the day.

When she started looking for breakfast, I knew she'd be okay. She is pretty stove up today so I'm giving her an extra gabapentin and letting her rest. I'm just going to spoil her as long as I have her.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at September 11, 2021 02:26 PM (YynYJ)

24 Last week we rehomed A stray cat. He was living in the field by my house. Filthy, skinny. And absolutely desperate for food and affection. I knew if my boy spawn met the critter he would take it. I kept putting food out for him and interacting with him when porch kitty wasn't around to get offended. So last Sunday, the boy spawn was here, the girl spawn was playing with this Moose cat and the boy took moose home. Seems to be getting along fairly well too.

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at September 11, 2021 02:27 PM (Vxu+H)

25 It's always hard to lose an animal friend. I suppose Chekov could have slipped away if I hadn't rushed him to the emergency place on Monday. He is 14, and though he was in the best of health (apparently) the day before we left for B'ham, you never know.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 11, 2021 02:27 PM (bz/l6)

26 Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at September 11, 2021 02:13 PM (LBiAf)

That is a great book and a great chapter. I've read it several times now, as a kid and as an adult.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 11, 2021 02:28 PM (AJzTi)

27 Really nice looking pet morons today.

Posted by: redridinghood at September 11, 2021 02:29 PM (NpAcC)

28 The chapter where Wart is transformed into a merlin to spend the night in the mews with the other birds of prey is one of my favorite chapters in "The Sword in the Stone".
Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at September 11, 2021


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I've forgotten that chapter. The one I recall is where Wart becomes an ant within an ant colony, a cold and soulless (by human standards) place, very totalitarian. "Everything Not Forbidden Is Compulsory."

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 11, 2021 02:30 PM (bz/l6)

29 ((HUGS)) Notsothoreau. Yes spoil her while you can. Its hard knowing their race is nearly run, but the sudden losses aren't any easier.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply Irredeemable at September 11, 2021 02:30 PM (pxVvf)

30 rowr

Posted by: Dr. Varno at September 11, 2021 02:30 PM (vuisn)

31 Glad Chekov is better and blessings on your trip back, Wolfus.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 11, 2021 02:31 PM (AJzTi)

32 Probably not a pet since it's a calf, but a very sweet picture nevertheless:

https://tinyurl.com/yfwn5cj7
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 11, 2021 02:20 PM (AJzTi)

My bride loves cows. She wants a cow for a pet. She's weird.

Good news is this does not stop her from enjoying a nice slab of prime rib.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Keith's Son at September 11, 2021 02:32 PM (x8Wzq)

33 Wolfus,
I'm so happy your kitties are both ok and Chekov has rebounded. You will all be happy to go home.

Please have a safe journey and best wishes the meowsers are calm and sleep the whole way home.

Posted by: nurse ratched at September 11, 2021 02:32 PM (U2p+3)

34 I was just writing recently about dogs' translation collars but it had more to do with Pet Parents imagining them saving the world.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at September 11, 2021 02:32 PM (vuisn)

35 Glad Chekov is better and blessings on your trip back, Wolfus.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 11, 2021


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Thanks, Fen. I have next week to work from home -- I suppose I have to tell my boss I'm back and have Internet -- but then I start back in the office on 9/20. Oh, that grant and loan from my employer came through to my bank account, too. If I can get a month of disaster food stamps from the state, I'll come out a little ahead in this business.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 11, 2021 02:34 PM (bz/l6)

36 So sorry for your loss Mister Scott. Amber has such a sweet face!

Posted by: redridinghood at September 11, 2021 02:34 PM (NpAcC)

37 Thank you Max's dad for adopting him and sharing with us. What a great picture of your handsome dog.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply Irredeemable at September 11, 2021 02:37 PM (pxVvf)

38 Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 11, 2021 02:34 PM (bz/l6)

I am glad you have some resources from your employer. Is there anything we horde folks can help you with?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 11, 2021 02:37 PM (AJzTi)

39
Please have a safe journey and best wishes the meowsers are calm and sleep the whole way home.
Posted by: nurse ratched at September 11, 2021


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The big black one, like all the black cats I've known, is very adaptable and handles new things well. Chekov did fine on the almost 4-hour trip to H'burg yesterday. I'm considering asking his regular vet if he should get a mild tranquilizer the next time I have to bug out.

As for the journey, 2 hours at 70-75 is a breeze for the car, which has only 53K miles on it and which had all of its necessary fluids and services last December. If it were a living creature, it would be saying, "Boss, I don't *want* to go back and have my suspension tortured by those La roads."

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 11, 2021 02:37 PM (bz/l6)

40 Max is a good looking dog.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 11, 2021 02:38 PM (csEWM)

41 Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 11, 2021 02:34 PM (bz/l6)

I am glad you have some resources from your employer. Is there anything we horde folks can help you with?
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 11, 2021


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Well, thank you kindly! (This truly is the nicest place on the 'Net.) No, unless someone has a nice admin or editing job they're looking to fill in someplace far from here, like South Dakota or Oklahoma or N. Texas around Amarillo, I am doing fine. (Not kidding about the job. I want this to be the *last* hurricane season of my life.)

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 11, 2021 02:40 PM (bz/l6)

42 You also have to be a fan of the Gardening Thread to get the joke in the first photo.

AOS experience is truly all encompassing!

Posted by: Pillage Idiot at September 11, 2021 02:41 PM (tkyK5)

43 Also, beautiful art Sobek.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 11, 2021 02:41 PM (csEWM)

44 (Not kidding about the job. I want this to be the *last* hurricane season of my life.)
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius

AZ doesn't have hurricanes, just sayin...

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at September 11, 2021 02:42 PM (Z2hVt)

45 So sorry for your loss Mister Scott. Amber has such a sweet face!

Posted by: redridinghood at September 11, 2021 02:34 PM


Thank you. Her face use to be all brown but age caught up with her and turned it almost pure white. She was such a gentle dog multiple people told us she would make a great therapy dog but we never got around to getting her into school and certified.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at September 11, 2021 02:43 PM (JUOKG)

46 (Not kidding about the job. I want this to be the *last* hurricane season of my life.)
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius

AZ doesn't have hurricanes, just sayin...

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at September 11, 2021


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I love the AZ landscape. Not sure I could take the heat, dry though it is. Unless you're talking about the Flagstaff area, which gets some snow.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 11, 2021 02:43 PM (bz/l6)

47 Beautiful charcoal(?) of the Merlin.
Lots of skill showing the details.
On canvas?

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at September 11, 2021 02:44 PM (Z2hVt)

48 I love the AZ landscape. Not sure I could take the heat, dry though it is. Unless you're talking about the Flagstaff area, which gets some snow.
Posted by: Wolfus

PHX has a lot of computer type business.
Niece just got a job doing remote work and moved to Tempe.
Heat... just make sure the house has a pool for the summer and a hot tub for the winter!

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at September 11, 2021 02:47 PM (Z2hVt)

49 Love the potted kitteh, Nurse!

Posted by: Emmie at September 11, 2021 02:48 PM (6RgRK)

50 Beautiful Pet Morons.
Condolences on Angus and Amber.
I agree completely that bringing home a new pet to love helps with the grief as it always has for me. I still think of my Rusty from time to time, but it's usually to reminisce about fond memories, as I have wild Bogie to fill the day with doggie daily duties and long walks.
It's a tribute to doggos past that life without them is difficult. They would approve.

Posted by: CN at September 11, 2021 02:51 PM (ONvIw)

51 20 Since my sisters house has no power from Ida, I'm temporally living with 7 cats (3 are mine), 1 German Shepard male, and 1 Doberman female.

Strangely, all the animals seem to be getting along fine.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at September 11, 2021 02:24 PM


Somehow animal dynamics change when the group size goes past some minimum threshold.

One of the biggest fundraisers for our local animal shelter is a dog pool party at one of the city pools. After humans are done with the pool for the year, they allow dogs in for the final day, prior to draining the pool for the winter.

There can be as many as 200 dogs inside the fence at the same time! Some on leashes, some running free, some diving in the pool for retrieves, etc. We have never had to break up a serious dog fight.

Of course, the pool is not "home turf" that any dog must defend, but I would never have believed that it would work out that well without seeing it with my own eyes.

Posted by: Pillage Idiot at September 11, 2021 02:51 PM (tkyK5)

52 Hiya Emmie!

I'm glad it brought a smile. It cracked me up.
So sad to hear of our departed fur friends. And the photos are just lovely.

Peace to you all, morons. Give your fur friends and extra treat. They deserve it.

Posted by: nurse ratched at September 11, 2021 02:51 PM (U2p+3)

53 So sorry for your loss Mister Scott. Amber has such a sweet face!

Posted by: redridinghood at September 11, 2021 02:34 PM

Yes, what a lovely good girl.

Posted by: CN at September 11, 2021 02:51 PM (ONvIw)

54 Once again the Moron pets rule!

Last winter we started feeding the 6 feral cats lurking around the neighborhood hoping to domesticate one or two but our cat Bella was having none of that. So plan B was to have them hang around as mousers since we occasionally get rats that come up from the nearby Willamette. Well that apparently isn't working either so it's time for bait traps.

For about 3 weeks last month none of the feral cats showed up but at least three have returned this past week.

Posted by: Beartooth at September 11, 2021 02:52 PM (UAr4S)

55 Beautiful pets, love the stories, sad as some may be.

Sorry for your loss of Amber, Mister Scott, what great luck that she found her home with you.

Max is one handsome dog, wow. And the Bengal! Stunning.

Love the Merlin drawing, such talent.

Posted by: Pony Tail at September 11, 2021 02:52 PM (tzZq2)

56 Nurse, it reminded me of a photo sent into Organic Gardening magazine showing a lounging cat encircling the trunk of a large potted plant, like a schefflera or similar. The caption said "living mulch". Heh. Struck my funny bone.

Posted by: Emmie at September 11, 2021 02:55 PM (6RgRK)

57 I go from a beautiful rendition of Placido Domingo singing "Ave Maria" to a cat needing repotted -- I darn near had hysterics!

That is one of the funniest pictures I have ever seen.

Posted by: Ann Wilson, aka Empire 1 at September 11, 2021 02:58 PM (JJatH)

58 >>> 57 I go from a beautiful rendition of Placido Domingo singing "Ave Maria" to a cat needing repotted -- I darn near had hysterics!

That is one of the funniest pictures I have ever seen.
Posted by: Ann Wilson, aka Empire 1 at September 11, 2021 02:58 PM (JJatH)

I fit just fine in this thing, why are you hoomans getting so excited?

Posted by: Cat in a Pot at September 11, 2021 02:59 PM (ACi07)

59 Wow that Bengal kitteh.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at September 11, 2021 03:04 PM (EZebt)

60 Does anyone know if I still have a dog?

Posted by: Joe Biden, wandering aimlessly through the Whitehouse Garden at September 11, 2021 03:05 PM (/4vtq)

61 Wow, MSN newsfeed, not a SINGLE ARTICLE on the front page about 9-11. Lead story is about an abortion law getting stopped by a Judge.

This is insane.

Posted by: Romeo13 at September 11, 2021 03:06 PM (oHd/0)

62 Mrs. Bean,

Is that a Savannah cat?

Posted by: lin-duh at September 11, 2021 03:07 PM (UUBmN)

63 Thank you for all the great dogs and cats and the amazing drawing.

Posted by: MikeM at September 11, 2021 03:12 PM (6WyvU)

64 I'm not watching anything 9\11.. I'm not the one that needs a history reminder and after what I've seen this country devolve in to, I don't have the stomach to watch.

Posted by: Bosk at September 11, 2021 03:12 PM (yh68b)

65 Hmm, the Gordie Howe school of dog training. Will have to look into that.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at September 11, 2021 03:15 PM (SDdx5)

66 60 Does anyone know if I still have a dog?
Posted by: Joe Biden, wandering aimlessly through the Whitehouse Garden at September 11, 2021 03:05 PM (/4vtq)

Major should have bit his nuts off and spit 'em out. I know that dog was abused by that asshole.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at September 11, 2021 03:16 PM (SDdx5)

67 People sometimes forget that dogs are very physical animals. Sometimes ia physical response can correct a training problem. I'm not advocating abusing animals but dogs don't always respond well to talking.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at September 11, 2021 03:17 PM (YynYJ)

68 Anyone have an effective home remedy for dog diarrhea? Gravy has had an upset tummy for a week and has been on rice and ground chicken. I am adding canned pumpkin.
Can't get into the vet for two weeks. Boo

Posted by: Clutch at September 11, 2021 03:18 PM (9UmRs)

69 >>> 67 People sometimes forget that dogs are very physical animals. Sometimes ia physical response can correct a training problem. I'm not advocating abusing animals but dogs don't always respond well to talking.
Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at September 11, 2021 03:17 PM (YynYJ)

What dogs hear:
blah blah Ginger blah blah blah

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at September 11, 2021 03:20 PM (ACi07)

70 Nice Pets Y'all!...

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at September 11, 2021 03:20 PM (R/m4+)

71 67 People sometimes forget that dogs are very physical animals. Sometimes ia physical response can correct a training problem. I'm not advocating abusing animals but dogs don't always respond well to talking.
Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at September 11, 2021 03:17 PM (YynYJ)

I gave my Bogie a little squirt of water, to keep him from shredding toilet paper or knitting. It painlessly cured him. Oddly he loves swimming, but a quick spray works as a deterrent. All he needs is to see the bottle and will stop the naughty.

Posted by: CN at September 11, 2021 03:20 PM (ONvIw)

72 When she started looking for breakfast, I knew she'd be okay. She is pretty stove up today so I'm giving her an extra gabapentin and letting her rest. I'm just going to spoil her as long as I have her.
Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at September 11, 2021 02:26 PM (YynYJ)

We had an idiot dog when I was a kid, who ran in front of a car and got smacked on the head, giving him epilepsy. He had serious grand mal seizures for the rest of his life, very disorienting, scared him a bit, made him incontinent and such like. However, that dumb dog lived to be 17 years old, and continued to be a pain in everyone's ass.

Same dog who ate an entire plastic hair brush, poker chips, and tin foil. He often had the strangest poo. Sparkly with colors.

He also went blind and deaf when he got old, and the younger dog was his seeing eye dog. Told him when to bark, when to eat, and pushed him into the sunny spots. He may have been a dumb ass, but he lived a charmed life.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at September 11, 2021 03:21 PM (SDdx5)

73 LOL TCN and Bean Counteress for the humorous story behind that pic. Dad and I have to watch out for Toby full body checking us. He's 70 plus pounds and about knee level so if he's playing chase and doesn't register us it can be hazardous.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply Irredeemable at September 11, 2021 03:21 PM (pxVvf)

74 68 Anyone have an effective home remedy for dog diarrhea? Gravy has had an upset tummy for a week and has been on rice and ground chicken. I am adding canned pumpkin.
Can't get into the vet for two weeks. Boo
Posted by: Clutch at September 11, 2021 03:18 PM (9UmRs)

Add a little yoghurt. Gets the gut flora working again.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at September 11, 2021 03:22 PM (SDdx5)

75 I love the Bengal kitty. He looks like a handful.

Posted by: CaliGirl at September 11, 2021 03:23 PM (IJ9BR)

76 Add a little yoghurt. Gets the gut flora working again.
Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at September 11, 2021 03:22 PM

Roger that, thanks.

Posted by: Clutch at September 11, 2021 03:24 PM (9UmRs)

77 Add a little yoghurt. Gets the gut flora working again.
Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at September 11, 2021 03:22 PM (SDdx5)

This works well, or a pet probiotic.

Posted by: CN at September 11, 2021 03:31 PM (ONvIw)

78 My cat keeps me sane, well relatively

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 11, 2021 03:31 PM (Irn0L)

79 I had a dog that was a father daughter cross named Blocko. We used to tell people he was an American Coonhound. He had seizures. You could usually tell when one was due because he would get this spacey look to his eyes. I had some luck using Rescue Remedy with him (and I bought some to try with Loretta). Blocko had cancer and wasted down to skin and bones. I knit him a sweater to wear when we took him for walks. He finally had a bad seizure and my husband put him down. He truly was a blockhead.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at September 11, 2021 03:33 PM (YynYJ)

80 "Beautiful charcoal(?) of the Merlin.
Lots of skill showing the details.
On canvas?"

Thank you. Yes, it's charcoal. It's on charcoal paper, which makes it look a little like canvas.

Posted by: Sobek at September 11, 2021 03:34 PM (MQo5a)

81 if he's playing chase and doesn't register us it can be hazardous.
Posted by: PaleRider is simply Irredeemable at September 11, 2021 03:21 PM (pxVvf


There's a bit of a correlation between having an energetic, knee-height dog and needing knee surgery at some time in a dog-owner's life.

Posted by: Emmie at September 11, 2021 03:35 PM (6RgRK)

82 Our house renovation is about 80 percent complete. We've been able to return the kitchen, living room, dining room and den back to "normal." The cats are now happy that their crib is more or less like it was... except for the new floor, kitchen cabinets, etc. They act a lot less stressed and are more friendly (like they used to be) now that we're about done.

The momma cat is on the couch with my wife right now. Snoozing away.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at September 11, 2021 03:35 PM (BFigT)

83 78 My cat keeps me sane, well relatively
Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 11, 2021 03:31 PM (Irn0L)

Is that up for debate?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at September 11, 2021 03:35 PM (aA3+G)

84 Or in Jake's case today:
Blah, blah, blah, go, blah

I saw his head snap around on that one word. Distracted him from important squirrel watching. He managed to kill a rat yesterday. Loretta helped a bit by being on one side of the hiding place. Jake has been very unhappy that another rat hadn't appeared in the same spot.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at September 11, 2021 03:36 PM (YynYJ)

85 PET THREAD!! Great looking group this week. WCv2, WD and FSJ all say howdy!

Posted by: Weasel at September 11, 2021 03:45 PM (MVjcR)

86 Thank you. Yes, it's charcoal. It's on charcoal paper, which makes it look a little like canvas.
Posted by: Sobek

You're welcome!
I initially thought pen and ink; but, then decided charcoal.
The crosshatching made me think canvas.
Mrs AZ_D says she thought it was charcoal paper (She's the artist in the fam).

And thank you for sharing!

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at September 11, 2021 03:46 PM (Z2hVt)

87 My apologies for the downer but I had to put my dog down earlier this week, the cancer finally spread to his lungs. I got much longer with him than I expected, given the diagnosis, but it's still painful.

This is the second dog I've lost to cancer in just a few years and I've lost cats to cancer in the past. I guess this post is mostly to acknowledge his departure to my weird grey box friends, even if I'm primarily a lurker, and maybe to ask, if you're inclined and able, to perhaps include animal cancer research charities in your giving. I can't speak to any charity in particular but I've started donating to the Flint Animal Cancer Center at CSU as they had a part in treating my dog. There are a number of others and I'm sure they can use the help.

Thanks for being part of one of the best sites on the web.

Posted by: J. Random Dude, disdainful of the JEF's Wardrobe at September 11, 2021 03:46 PM (FfJxM)

88 Or in Jake's case today:
Blah, blah, blah, go, blah

I saw his head snap around on that one word. Distracted him from important squirrel watching. He managed to kill a rat yesterday. Loretta helped a bit by being on one side of the hiding place. Jake has been very unhappy that another rat hadn't appeared in the same spot.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at September 11, 2021 03:36 PM


The word that can never be uttered in our house is "cookie". Say the magic word and pure pandemonium ensues.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at September 11, 2021 03:48 PM (JUOKG)

89 Golden kitteh Charlie came in the door last night, and it looked like he was limping. I went over to look at him, and it looked like he had something stuck to his foot.

Turns out, he was three-legging it to be able to hold on to the ginormous rodent he had in his mouth. He dropped it. Mercifully, it was by then an ex-rodent.

I bagged the little corpse and threw it out. Later, Charlie came sniffing around, presumably looking for it. Sorry, buddy. If you want to chow down on them, don't bring your little playfriends into the house!

Props to him, though. That was a big'n.

🐱

Posted by: the mindful webworker pack report at September 11, 2021 03:50 PM (Kq2SQ)

90 Posted by: J. Random Dude, disdainful of the JEF's Wardrobe

Peace be with you. And cancer sucks, whether animal or human.

Posted by: nurse ratched at September 11, 2021 03:50 PM (U2p+3)

91 Bloody hell, I didn't clean up my nic. Also, I didn't read the post so I guess I'm not alone in losing a pet recently. I'm sorry for your loss, ME.

Posted by: J. Random Dude at September 11, 2021 03:52 PM (FfJxM)

92 My cat keeps me sane, well relatively
Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 11, 2021 03:31 PM (Irn0L)

Is that up for debate?
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at September 11, 2021 03:35 PM (aA3+G)

LOL.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 11, 2021 03:52 PM (Irn0L)

93 Sorry, J Random Dude. Went through that with Gary in December. It always hurts. Glad you got a little extra time with him.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at September 11, 2021 03:53 PM (YynYJ)

94 People sometimes forget that dogs are very physical animals. Sometimes ia physical response can correct a training problem. I'm not advocating abusing animals but dogs don't always respond well to talking.
Posted by: Notsothoreau


An acquaintance, who had an mellow Afghan and a berserk borsoi, opined that with, say, the Afghan, you could beat on him with both fists and that chunk of muscle would think you were just playing.

But hold up a rolled-up newspaper, and you suddenly had its full apprehension. Opposable thumbs for the win.

Posted by: mindful webworker misses his doggie at September 11, 2021 03:54 PM (Kq2SQ)

95
Anyone have an effective home remedy for dog diarrhea? Gravy has had an upset tummy for a week and has been on rice and ground chicken.

Change his name.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 11, 2021 03:57 PM (63Dwl)

96 Sobek,

That charcoal drawing of the merlin is wonderful! Thank you for sharing it.

Out of curiosity, how big is the actual drawing. It seems like a huge amount of detail for a small charcoal sketch.

Posted by: JTB at September 11, 2021 03:59 PM (7EjX1)

97 Thanks JTB. the paper is about 8.5 x 11.

Posted by: Sobek at September 11, 2021 04:00 PM (MQo5a)

98 The cat stuck in the pot? Still smarter than Biden.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 11, 2021 04:00 PM (kTF2Z)

99 There is a people medication for diarrhea you can give them but I'd recommend asking a vet.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at September 11, 2021 04:02 PM (YynYJ)

100 98 The cat stuck in the pot? Still smarter than Biden.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 11, 2021 04:00
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I rate this comment, True.

Posted by: olddog in mo, Pontoon Captain* (like a real captain, only drunker) at September 11, 2021 04:03 PM (/e9gD)

101 Go Navy!
Beat Chair Force!

Posted by: nurse ratched at September 11, 2021 04:04 PM (U2p+3)

102 Anyone have an effective home remedy for dog diarrhea? Gravy has had an upset tummy for a week and has been on rice and ground chicken.

Change his name.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 11, 2021 03:57 PM (63Dwl)

Nahh, the first thanksgiving we had her, she decided she would help herself to seconds from the turkey gravy bowl and pulled it down onto the tile floor. The other two dogs were horrified by her behavior.
That was a tough chore, cleaning that tile floor. No name change forthcoming.

Posted by: Clutch at September 11, 2021 04:10 PM (9UmRs)

103 Just got off the lake. Evil cat Black Betty has drawn blood on top of both of my thighs. She may be swimming with fishies soon.

Posted by: olddog in mo, Pontoon Captain* (like a real captain, only drunker) at September 11, 2021 04:10 PM (/e9gD)

104 That was a tough chore, cleaning that tile floor. No name change forthcoming.

Posted by: Clutch at September 11, 2021 04:10
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If the pets are going to vomit, I prefer tile and hardwood floors over carpet.

Posted by: olddog in mo, Pontoon Captain* (like a real captain, only drunker) at September 11, 2021 04:12 PM (/e9gD)

105 When Gravy followed me home one day, my wife was more than a little upset, but said she always wanted a dog named Lola. I said, great idea!
But later that year the gravy bowl incident happened and the name change,

Love your pets while you have them, and remember the good times and try not to lament the loss o them.

Posted by: Clutch at September 11, 2021 04:13 PM (9UmRs)

106 Just got off the lake. Evil cat Black Betty has drawn blood on top of both of my thighs. She may be swimming with fishies soon.

Wham-ba-lam!

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at September 11, 2021 04:14 PM (SchxB)

107 Old dog, that was the bowl of turkey gravy not vomit.

But yeah they always want to go to the rug to vomit rather than tile floor. No idea why.

Posted by: Clutch at September 11, 2021 04:14 PM (9UmRs)

108 Oh, I know Gordie Howe. I used to watch the L.A. Kings on TV when I was a kid. Rogie Vachon and Marcel Dionne! And I don't hit my animals even though they obviously beg for it sometimes. But if Maizy had been able she would have flipped me the bird; she'd been pushing the boundaries. I think she was making a play for House Alpha. Oh, no, Precious! Not happening.

Posted by: Bean Counteress of Rohan at September 11, 2021 04:16 PM (4g+SL)

109 ?? WTF?

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Keith's Son at September 11, 2021 04:19 PM (x8Wzq)

110 There's a dog training book by the Monks of New Skete. They use something called the Alpha Wolf Rollover. Now, they train GSDs. You roll the dog over and hold the front of the neck. Dog submits and you let go. You've used the dog's way of establishing dominance.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at September 11, 2021 04:20 PM (YynYJ)

111 Sometimes the alpha female has to assert her authority.

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at September 11, 2021 04:20 PM (xopIz)

112 I own a Gazelle too, Bean Counteress of Rohan!

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at September 11, 2021 04:30 PM (UHVv4)

113 Funny thing just happened: we got the wrong dog back from the groomer.

I should back up and say this dog has been with us a grand total of two months, and was supposed to be my daugher's dog and leave with her when she moved out.

Things changed; she is about to move out without the dog and he's staying--so she got him groomed this one last time. The took off A LOT and dang if the dog she brought home wasn't very, very similar to ol' Skippy.

We were scratching our heads and thinking maybe this is Skippy he just sure looks different --but similar --but different. Then my youngest realized there had been a gender swap too.

Posted by: TexasDan at September 11, 2021 04:32 PM (ohOLP)

114 Chess/Dress NOOD

Posted by: Skip guy who says NOOD at September 11, 2021 04:34 PM (2JoB8)

115 I love Mr. Bean! Kitties are the best. Doggies, too, but mainly kitties.

Posted by: Piper at September 11, 2021 04:34 PM (FXYsU)

116 110 That worked with all my dogs. Except Maizy. Oh! I give my dogs Pepto Bismol tablets when they have stomach issues. And Benedryl if they get stung by bees.

Do you love your Gazelle, Andy? Really happy with mine. And they're cheap!

Posted by: Bean Counteress of Rohan at September 11, 2021 04:36 PM (4g+SL)

117 If I ever start using it again, Bean Counteress of Rohan, I'll let you know!

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at September 11, 2021 04:38 PM (UHVv4)

118 104

I prefer hardwood floors also.

Posted by: anchorbabe fashion cop at September 11, 2021 04:38 PM (ufFY8)

119 A service dog in action > https://tinyurl.com/4utbs6f7

Posted by: Javems at September 11, 2021 04:45 PM (xgBZ9)

120 Excellent Sheppy content again! Also, Sobek, gorgeous artwork. I have never seen a Merlin, only a Kesstrel!

Mr Bean looks adorable, but I could never have a bengal. They are psycho!

Posted by: Funsize (EiPf6) at September 11, 2021 05:39 PM (EiPf6)

121 Also, the Maizy/Ziva conflict is exactly like the one at our house! Krieger, 100 lbs. Millhouse, 10 lbs. Both furry assholes to each other.

Posted by: Funsize (EiPf6) at September 11, 2021 05:41 PM (EiPf6)

122 Bean Countress: Back in the day, I used to yell at our German Shepherd for abusing the cat, then yell at the cat for letting himself be abused. I finally realized a) the cat instigated most of the "abuse", and b) both the dog and the cat were having a ball.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin, clinging bitterly to a deplorable life at September 11, 2021 05:43 PM (BvRyV)

123 Mr Bean looks adorable, but I could never have a bengal. They are psycho!


hi! sorry was away until now!

Mr Bean is completely psycho, it's true. the dogs keep him running tho, and tired. I can't imagine having a bengal without another cat or dog to tire them out!

he's just too smart, you can see his little brain wheels turning all the time. he definitely outsmarts the doggoes.

Posted by: BlackOrchid at September 11, 2021 06:28 PM (j9HX3)

124 Max looks so happy. Like he's saying, yep, this is where I live. Hey.

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