Ace of Spades Pet Thread

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

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A Little of This. A Little of That.

Recently the Pet Thread f eatured a couple of pets of Steve, Top Dog. He sent in the following video on how he paints a pet portrait.

Quite the process of creating a master piece.

If you want to reach him you can at:
topdog@sigmadog.com
sigmadog.com

Thank you for that interesting video Top Dog.

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I did not know that Malamute pups are clumsy. Thanks to mindful webworker guy for this cute video.


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As we approach Halloween, are you thinking about a costume for your pet? Here are a number of ideas for you.

Meet The PetMorons

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Hi! Enjoy seeing the pets every week. This is Gabby. We inherited her when her previous human, my mother in law, had to go into a nursing home. Gabby is almost 20 years old and the most talkative cat I have ever met, hence the name. Her hobbies include running up large vet bills and howling in the living room at 4 AM for no apparent reason. She can also be very cuddly and affectionate. I pretend that I am just taking care of her out of duty to the MIL, but she can really be a sweet little critter. I mostly lurk but sometimes post as MammaB. We also have a blind,, deaf 16 year old schnoodle, Buggs, who had been featured here before and is still plugging along. Thank you!

Well MammaB it sounds like you take care of Abby because you love her. You certainly aren't cold hearted. She is a cute kitteh.


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My Delilah. The name fits. Beautiful, but a bit of a misbehaver. - Greench

Looking at that pooch I see no mischief in her eyes. I think you're handing us a line. Quite the close up. We appreciate meeting Delilah today.


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Here is pic of my daughterís German Shorthaired Pointer, Mel (short for Melania?). 16 months old and the best dog Iíve ever met. Before you get your undies in a twist Mel is a trained bird dog, and the collar helps keep her from getting lost, and helps with keeping up on the training. Love your pet thread!

Cheers! - Yawrate

Stunning photo of Mel. And no you won't see my undies twisted. I've used collars for training my bird dogs over the years. If you are here today tell us about the make and model of the collar in question. Thanks for sharing today.


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Well that is it for pets today. The In-Box was pretty empty this week. Thank you to all who reached out and submitted material for today.

If you have something animal/pet related you can contact us at petmorons at gmail dot com.

God willing and the creeks don't rise we'll see you next Saturday. Have a great week.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at 03:00 PM




Comments

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1 I think the kitteh pic exploded the margins.

Posted by: PabloD, make commies fly again! at October 23, 2021 02:02 PM (83Keq)

2 Pretty obvious it did. BTW, that cat looks almost exactly like my cat Buddy.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at October 23, 2021 02:03 PM (ZSK0i)

3 That cat is HUGE!

Posted by: MesterJeger at October 23, 2021 02:03 PM (/x3pV)

4 I put Kamala in charge of the border not the margins!

Posted by: Joe at October 23, 2021 02:04 PM (lcQJG)

5 What happened???

Posted by: April -- dash my lace wigs! at October 23, 2021 02:04 PM (OX9vb)

6 Is that the cat that ate San Diego?

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at October 23, 2021 02:06 PM (SchxB)

7 When you get to be 20 in cat years, you needs the huge view.

Posted by: Gabby at October 23, 2021 02:07 PM (vlXMQ)

8 Geez, you've got a big pussy!

Geez, you've got a big pussy!

Posted by: squid_hunt at October 23, 2021 02:07 PM (7MBHe)

9 Hi! I don't know if this topic has come up before on the pet thread: What are good ways to provide for the good care of my cats after my demise? I suppose that provisions could be placed in my will, and funds set aside for those provisions. But I just don't trust anybody to carry them out. Does anybody have any experience or ideas about this?

Posted by: gp at October 23, 2021 02:07 PM (qpX6U)

10 See what the unvaccinated did to the margins ?!!

Posted by: The Vaccinated at October 23, 2021 02:08 PM (lcQJG)

11 Good thing those puppies have tons of fur padding.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at October 23, 2021 02:09 PM (JUOKG)

12 1 I think the kitteh pic exploded the margins.
Posted by: PabloD, make commies fly again! at October 23, 2021 02:02 PM (83Keq)


Margins should be back to normal. Sorry about that.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at October 23, 2021 02:09 PM (l5hQl)

13 Come to think of it, the other way Buddy resembles Gabby is his seniority (he's 16).

One of these days, I'll quit screwing around and send an image or two of him and his late brother Squirt.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at October 23, 2021 02:09 PM (ZSK0i)

14 Love seeing all the pets.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 23, 2021 02:12 PM (OCTRt)

15 9 Hi! I don't know if this topic has come up before on the pet thread: What are good ways to provide for the good care of my cats after my demise? I suppose that provisions could be placed in my will, and funds set aside for those provisions. But I just don't trust anybody to carry them out. Does anybody have any experience or ideas about this?
Posted by: gp at October 23, 2021 02:07 PM (qpX6U)

Yes the provisions could be in the will with funds. However if you don't trust anyone you and the kittehs are up the creek without a paddle so to speak. You are going to have to start and look for someone to do this in the event of your passing.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at October 23, 2021 02:13 PM (l5hQl)

16 Looks like Gabby has an injured leg.

Posted by: Ronster at October 23, 2021 02:14 PM (tCbea)

17 I used collars on all my dogs, who - because they are disciplined - have lots of freedom while walking and running in the woods. Plus, I know they will not run off our property and in front of vehicles.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at October 23, 2021 02:16 PM (ZsOyq)

18 Happy Caturday everyone

Posted by: Skip at October 23, 2021 02:16 PM (2JoB8)

19 If you had a pet pig why wouldn't you just dress him in a blanket for Halloween.

Posted by: Just a side note at October 23, 2021 02:22 PM (2DOZq)

20 Happy afternoon, folk!

Gabby looks a lot like Chekov the Ailing Codger Cat, who is hanging on . . . better in the mornings (like his human servant) than in the afternoons and evenings, even with his relaxed lifestyle and long naps. He's eating and moving around, but still spending a lot of time in the bedroom by himself. Not hiding, exactly, just withdrawn from society. Still, he is maintaining. (cont.)

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 23, 2021 02:22 PM (c6xtn)

21 Critters!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at October 23, 2021 02:23 PM (kTF2Z)

22 I have a hot dog costume for my dachshund. I don't think he appreciates it though.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at October 23, 2021 02:24 PM (kTF2Z)

23 But I just don't trust anybody to carry them out. Does anybody have any experience or ideas about this?
Posted by: gp at October 23, 2021 02:07 PM (qpX6U)

Find someone who already has cats. How about your vet?

Posted by: Just a side note at October 23, 2021 02:24 PM (2DOZq)

24 cont. . . . But while Chekov is doing well, his adopted brother has crossed the Rainbow Bridge. Yes, just now. He had been lively and affectionate just a few days ago. Then, yesterday, Miss Linda reported he was under the weather, not eating and coughing now and then, as though with a hairball. She brought him back here this morning, and he was listless and uninterested in food. Water he wanted,. He settled down by his dishes on the kitchen floor.

I found him just now when I got up from my nap, sprawled on the floor near his carrier. He hadn't passed long ago; he's not stiff yet. He was only 12. I never imagined he would not outlive Chekov. Dammit.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 23, 2021 02:27 PM (c6xtn)

25 It's bird season here and for the second year I've been without my hunting (and fishing) companion Elizabeth Rose.

Can't believe the gaping hole in our lives since she passed. It'd be much more bearable without the constant reminders of who we lost just going about daily routines.

I really want a pup, but my wife doesn't. There's a conundrum for you.

Posted by: irongrampa at October 23, 2021 02:28 PM (KATBx)

26 I have a hot dog costume for my dachshund. I don't think he appreciates it though.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at October 23, 2021 02:24 PM


You need to get him some chain mail armor, armored hot dogs.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at October 23, 2021 02:28 PM (JUOKG)

27 Ah, Wolfus. So sorry.

Posted by: April -- dash my lace wigs! at October 23, 2021 02:29 PM (OX9vb)

28 I see my clarity in writing has suffered. It was Wolf, the giant rangy black cat, who has passed, not Chekov.

Again: Dammit.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 23, 2021 02:29 PM (c6xtn)

29 Daily to the filling station
Underwater navigation

Posted by: Dr. Varno at October 23, 2021 02:30 PM (vuisn)

30 Sorry Wolfus

Posted by: Ronster at October 23, 2021 02:34 PM (tCbea)

31 I found him just now when I got up from my nap, sprawled on the floor near his carrier. He hadn't passed long ago; he's not stiff yet. He was only 12. I never imagined he would not outlive Chekov. Dammit.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius


I am so sorry. :-(

Posted by: rickb223 at October 23, 2021 02:34 PM (OCTRt)

32 So sorry for your loss, Wolfus.

Posted by: olddog in mo, Pontoon Captain* (like a real captain, only drunker) at October 23, 2021 02:35 PM (ju2Fy)

33 It's a rainy day here and my lab cross with the webbed feet doesn't like getting wet. Silly goose.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at October 23, 2021 02:35 PM (0sVsf)

34 Gabby is a beautiful senior citizen-cat!

Posted by: m at October 23, 2021 02:36 PM (SJbY/)

35 Now I have to decide what to do. I suppose I could bring Wolf to one of the vets, or the emergency clinic -- it would have to happen on a weekend, huh? The crematorium people are very good and always helpful, but I don't know if they are open on Saturday afternoon or Sunday.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 23, 2021 02:36 PM (c6xtn)

36 Delilah was ready for her close-up!

Posted by: m at October 23, 2021 02:37 PM (SJbY/)

37 Does the MoMe have pets?

Posted by: m at October 23, 2021 02:38 PM (SJbY/)

38 The top cartoon is perfect for that old meme: "I think I'm going to kill myself."

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Rage-oholic at October 23, 2021 02:38 PM (x8Wzq)

39 Sorry to bring the Pet Thread down, and on a MoMe weekend yet.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 23, 2021 02:41 PM (c6xtn)

40 So sorry, Wolfus.

Posted by: fly gal at October 23, 2021 02:42 PM (SJDa9)

41 39 Sorry to bring the Pet Thread down, and on a MoMe weekend yet.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 23, 2021 02:41 PM (c6xtn)

No need to apologize.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at October 23, 2021 02:42 PM (0sVsf)

42 Another stellar Moron pet thread.

Re: Clumsy Malamutes:

I was hoping at the end of the video would have shown grown Malamutes doing the steps. We had a Siberian Husky/Whippet mix which was basically an elongated Husky.

Here is a video of a Malamute and Husky playing.

https://tinyurl.com/62ctjzwc

Posted by: Beartooth at October 23, 2021 02:43 PM (68WvR)

43 I found him just now when I got up from my nap, sprawled on the floor near his carrier. He hadn't passed long ago; he's not stiff yet. He was only 12. I never imagined he would not outlive Chekov. Dammit.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 23, 2021 02:27 PM (c6xtn)

Please accept my condolences, Wolfus. That is always a shock to one's heart. BTDT

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 23, 2021 02:44 PM (P3gRi)

44 Oh, Wolfus. I am so sorry.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at October 23, 2021 02:47 PM (YynYJ)

45 10 See what the unvaccinated did to the margins ?!!
Posted by: The Vaccinated at October 23, 2021 02:08 PM (lcQJG)

Nearly believable.

Posted by: m at October 23, 2021 02:48 PM (SJbY/)

46 MisHum, it's Gabby, not Abby!

Posted by: m at October 23, 2021 02:48 PM (SJbY/)

47 My brother had a chocolate German Shorthaired pointer many years ago. Name was "Bonehead" for a large skull lump at the top of his head.

Dog was like a tank, could swim anything and go through the brush like a deer. Had a bad reputation for getting out and actually breaking into neighbor's property, including their houses, to spread his seed to their dogs which were in heat. Pissed a lot of folks off that dog did.

Nice pets y'all!...

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at October 23, 2021 02:49 PM (R/m4+)

48 Condolences Wolfus. I think most reading here have lost pets and know how you're feeling right now.

Posted by: Beartooth at October 23, 2021 02:49 PM (68WvR)

49 I never imagined he would not outlive Chekov. Dammit.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 23, 2021 02:27 PM (c6xtn)



My condolences. It's shocking, sometimes, just how quickly cats can go from seeming healthy to passed on. They hide illness so well.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at October 23, 2021 02:51 PM (ZSK0i)

50 Wolfus, Condolences on the loss of Wolf. What a sad shock his loss must be.

Posted by: Mrs. JTB at October 23, 2021 02:51 PM (7EjX1)

51 24 cont. . . . But while Chekov is doing well, his adopted brother has crossed the Rainbow Bridge.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 23, 2021 02:27 PM (c6xtn)

Was that Wolf?

Posted by: m at October 23, 2021 02:51 PM (SJbY/)

52 I found him just now when I got up from my nap, sprawled on the floor near his carrier. He was only 12. I never imagined he would not outlive Chekov.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 23, 2021 02:27 PM (c6xtn)


Wolfus, I'm sorry for your loss.

Posted by: Emmie at October 23, 2021 02:52 PM (6RgRK)

53 When I think about how attached I am to Paisley I understand the grief that comes when you lose a pet.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at October 23, 2021 02:53 PM (0sVsf)

54 26 I have a hot dog costume for my dachshund. I don't think he appreciates it though.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at October 23, 2021 02:24 PM

You need to get him some chain mail armor, armored hot dogs.
Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at October 23, 2021 02:28 PM (JUOKG)

; )

Posted by: m at October 23, 2021 02:53 PM (SJbY/)

55 You need to get him some chain mail armor, armored hot dogs.
Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at October 23, 2021 02:28 PM (JUOKG)

so. Someone else reads the H2.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Rage-oholic at October 23, 2021 02:56 PM (x8Wzq)

56 Why does my 20-month-old corgi shed hair? Her coat is the shorter one, she's a tricolor, and I can brush a few handfuls of underfur and some guard hairs from her about once a week.

Posted by: Mr Gaga at October 23, 2021 02:56 PM (4ZE6o)

57 "God willing and the creek don't rise"

My Grandmother used to constantly use a variant of this. She'd say it as "The Good Lord willing..." In their case it was literally true as we had to cross a "weather creek" to get to their house in the countryside of Kentucky. A "weather creek" is one that is dry until it rains! Road was impassible during/following a serious rainstorm.

Thanks for the memories!

Posted by: Formerly known as Skeptic at October 23, 2021 02:58 PM (FR+I0)

58 51 24 cont. . . . But while Chekov is doing well, his adopted brother has crossed the Rainbow Bridge.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 23, 2021 02:27 PM (c6xtn)

Was that Wolf?
Posted by: m at October 23, 2021 02:51 PM (SJbY/)

28 I see my clarity in writing has suffered. It was Wolf, the giant rangy black cat, who has passed, not Chekov.

Again: Dammit.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 23, 2021 02:29 PM (c6xtn)

I see. Very sorry.

Posted by: m at October 23, 2021 02:59 PM (SJbY/)

59 Lovely pet morons.

Posted by: CN at October 23, 2021 02:59 PM (TZdXy)

60 I'd brought Wolf in when he was about 1.5 years old. He'd been living with some neighbors of Linda's who let him out to roam, and he was good-natured and friendly. Then they got evicted and left him behind. They didn't go around and ask "Hey, we can't take our cat, would you like him?" Nope; the slime balls turned him out to fend for himself and drove off. I brought him home before a coyote got him, and he swiftly became my favorite and Chekov's buddy.

He's always been healthy and a solid eater, but never overweight, and grew into a beautiful all-black longhair. We had 10 years and a bit more, time he never would have had without an indoor life. We joke that he spread some genes around while he lived outside: We still see ferals roaming here with bushy tails and coats longer than usual for feral cats.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 23, 2021 03:00 PM (c6xtn)

61 Stunning photo of Mel. And no you won't see my undies twisted.

South of I-10 mostly optional.

panties that is!

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 23, 2021 03:00 PM (yrol0)

62 57 "God willing and the creek don't rise"

My Grandmother used to constantly use a variant of this. She'd say it as "The Good Lord willing..." In their case it was literally true as we had to cross a "weather creek" to get to their house in the countryside of Kentucky. A "weather creek" is one that is dry until it rains! Road was impassible during/following a serious rainstorm.

Thanks for the memories!
Posted by: Formerly known as Skeptic at October 23, 2021 02:58 PM (FR+I0)

Where I grew up, too. But it was "crick."

Posted by: m at October 23, 2021 03:00 PM (SJbY/)

63 Sorry Wolfus... I know it hurts.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at October 23, 2021 03:00 PM (BFigT)

64 57 "God willing and the creek don't rise"

My Grandmother used to constantly use a variant of this. She'd say it as "The Good Lord willing..." In their case it was literally true as we had to cross a "weather creek" to get to their house in the countryside of Kentucky. A "weather creek" is one that is dry until it rains! Road was impassible during/following a serious rainstorm.

Thanks for the memories!
Posted by: Formerly known as Skeptic at October 23, 2021 02:58 PM (FR+I0)

My Grandfather swore that his mother made them stand in the wagon to lighten the load when they crossed the main bridge coming into town.

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 23, 2021 03:01 PM (yrol0)

65 I sent you a cartoon, MisHum, but I don't see it here.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess, #SuperStraight #maskless (Mzdiz) at October 23, 2021 03:07 PM (Mzdiz)

66 "Crick" I wasn't going to try to capture my Grandparents' Kentucky accent. My favorite was "Warsh Rag" for washcloth. Also the weather creek in question had no bridge, the road simply drove through the creek bed. Thus the "impassible during/following a serious rainstorm."

Posted by: Formerly known as Skeptic at October 23, 2021 03:07 PM (FR+I0)

67 Delilah is beautiful. Did Englebert sing about Delilah?

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at October 23, 2021 03:10 PM (0sVsf)

68 Delilah is beautiful. Did Englebert sing about Delilah?
Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at October 23, 2021


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Tom Jones!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 23, 2021 03:14 PM (c6xtn)

69 I had some good/bad news this week. Charlie the poodle was very ill. Nothing showed up on the x-rays. Turns out he swallowed a rubber squeaker from a dog toy which, being rubber, didn't show up on the x-rays. He had surgery on Tuesday. Now he's home and recovering nicely.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at October 23, 2021 03:15 PM (d9FiS)

70 ha!

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy is calling out Elon Musk for moving Tesla to Texas. In a bid for re-election, Murphy says people come to New Jersey for liberal values, not low costs

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 23, 2021 03:16 PM (yrol0)

71 MarshaBlackburn
Lets get this straight: Biden uses federal funds to build a wall around his beach house while he refuses to build the wall at our southern border and protect American families.

Democrats know walls work. Thats why they use them for themselves.

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 23, 2021 03:17 PM (yrol0)

72
Wolfus, I'm very sorry for your losing Wolf and Chekov's continuing problems. I've been through a similar situation and it was devastating.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 23, 2021 03:20 PM (/U27+)

73 71 MarshaBlackburn
Lets get this straight: Biden uses federal funds to build a wall around his beach house while he refuses to build the wall at our southern border and protect American families.

Democrats know walls work. Thats why they use them for themselves.
Posted by: rhennigantx at October 23, 2021 03:17 PM (yrol0)

Trump wanted to build a wall to keep Mexicans out, and make Mexicans pay for it.

Biden built a wall to keep Americans out, and made Americans pay for it.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 23, 2021 03:21 PM (6FeV1)

74 Delilah is beautiful. Did Englebert sing about Delilah?
Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at October 23, 2021

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Tom Jones!
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 23, 2021 03:14 PM (c6xtn)

Ah yes. That's the voice I hear in my mind.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at October 23, 2021 03:21 PM (0sVsf)

75 Sorry, i'm shitting up the pet thread!

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 23, 2021 03:22 PM (6FeV1)

76
Another lovely Delilah!

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 23, 2021 03:22 PM (/U27+)

77 knives are out for fauci.
https://tinyurl.com/9mbmcr39

Posted by: Jamaica Queens at October 23, 2021 03:22 PM (b+v9B)

78 70 ha!

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy is calling out Elon Musk for moving Tesla to Texas. In a bid for re-election, Murphy says people come to New Jersey for liberal values, not low costs
Posted by: rhennigantx at October 23, 2021 03:16 PM (yrol0)

There's something to be said for truth in advertising, there.

Posted by: m at October 23, 2021 03:22 PM (SJbY/)

79 My Grandfather swore that his mother made them stand in the wagon to lighten the load when they crossed the main bridge coming into town.
Posted by: rhennigantx at October 23, 2021 03:01 PM (yrol0)

It would raise the center of gravity slightly....

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 23, 2021 03:24 PM (6FeV1)

80 I will be glad to send pics of our rescue, Luna, for the pet thread but I can't find the address. I know I've seen it, but can't lay my hands on it.

Posted by: Art Rondelet of Malmsey at October 23, 2021 03:25 PM (fTtFy)

81 "God willing and the creek don't rise"

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Fun history fact. This is grammatically correct (although the "C" in "creek" should be capitalized. In the late 1700s, the president requested a meeting in Washington with Benjamin Hawkins, an s]Indian Native Americans First Peoples agent and he responded thus meaning he would come if the Creek Indians Native Americans First Peoples didn't go on the warpath stage a mostly peaceful protest.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at October 23, 2021 03:26 PM (d9FiS)

82 I will be glad to send pics of our rescue, Luna, for the pet thread but I can't find the address. I know I've seen it, but can't lay my hands on it.
Posted by: Art Rondelet of Malmsey at October 23, 2021 03:25 PM (fTtFy)



"If you have something animal/pet related you can contact us at petmorons at gmail dot com."

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at October 23, 2021 03:32 PM (ZSK0i)

83 *stamps wee feets*

No politics on the pet thread!!

*sulks*

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Rage-oholic at October 23, 2021 03:32 PM (x8Wzq)

84 Thanks, Additional Blond Agent!

Posted by: Art Rondelet of Malmsey at October 23, 2021 03:33 PM (fTtFy)

85 You betcha!

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at October 23, 2021 03:34 PM (ZSK0i)

86 God Bless 'Em all -- love from me and our pug, Molly.

Posted by: acethepug at October 23, 2021 03:34 PM (pgqW6)

87 Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice!

My Momma, from Georgia, told us that story. I got tired of correcting folks. Fun history.

Posted by: MkY at October 23, 2021 03:34 PM (Foq6I)

88 God willin' and the Creek don't rise!

Posted by: MkY at October 23, 2021 03:35 PM (Foq6I)

89 Fauci needs hung by the nads for what he did to those poor dogs.

Posted by: Infidel at October 23, 2021 03:37 PM (QC3yT)

90 The old dog is just out of it today. Sleeping really soundly, so I have to shake her to wake her up. She was happy I shared my pork roast with her.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at October 23, 2021 03:39 PM (YynYJ)

91 The in-laws had to say goodbye to Lucy this week. She was one of the sweetest tempered, affectionate house cats I've ever seen.

She was a shelter rescue. We think she was around 13 or so. She lived with them for over 10 years.

Last weekend she didn't come out to the kitchen and was panting. A visit to the vet Monday showed she had a large mass on a lung. She got a shot of steroids to make her feel better, and an appetite stimulant. They took her home to spoil her for a couple of days and say goodbye. She recovered her appetite, acted like her old self for a few days.

She was helped across the Rainbow Bridge on Thursday. We all miss her.

Posted by: ChupaMe at October 23, 2021 03:42 PM (l4Yv5)

92 WRT to radio collars.

On an October 29th night about 1130 not too long ago, we were awaken by a rap in the front door. I peeked out the sidelight and there stood a man in full camo and a miners hat, complete with headlamp. And had a MACHETE strapped to his belt.

I immediately called 911.

The LE that showed up was way more Andy than Barney. Knew him by name. Bud, 'you should know better than to walk up...."


Seems Bud was was looking for his hunting dog whose collar located his dog somewhere behind our house. He was just going to ask for permission to go through our yard to find him.

Posted by: golfman at October 23, 2021 03:43 PM (hOMhY)

93 I've been seeing a lot of empty shelves in the canned cat food section at Publix. Either hoarders or supply chain issues.

The thing with cats is that they don't like substitutes, even if it's better than what they've decided they like.

Posted by: kbdabear at October 23, 2021 03:44 PM (qAR6u)

94 Well Fauci's cruelty to the beagles might actually get him forced to resign. I've always felt like he was an evil little gnome; that is real confirmation of it.

Posted by: PaleRider at October 23, 2021 03:46 PM (pxVvf)

95 Well Fauci's cruelty to the beagles might actually get him forced to resign. I've always felt like he was an evil little gnome; that is real confirmation of it.
Posted by: PaleRider at October 23, 2021 03:46 PM (pxVvf

Fauci is the bastard's bastard.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at October 23, 2021 03:47 PM (0CxPl)

96 92 On an October 29th night about 1130 not too long ago, we were awaken by a rap in the front door. I peeked out the sidelight and there stood a man in full camo and a miners hat, complete with headlamp. And had a MACHETE strapped to his belt.

I immediately called 911.

The LE that showed up was way more Andy than Barney. Knew him by name. Bud, 'you should know better than to walk up...."


Seems Bud was was looking for his hunting dog whose collar located his dog somewhere behind our house. He was just going to ask for permission to go through our yard to find him.

Posted by: golfman at October 23, 2021 03:43 PM (hOMhY)

GREAT story.

Posted by: m at October 23, 2021 03:53 PM (SJbY/)

97 Back to pets. Tux has had an appetite surge lately. Perhaps reacting like me to fall. Feels like time to eat hearty. Harder to tell with Toby dog, since dad feeds him mainly but the dog dish has been empty fairly often lately, so I'll give him a bit to tide him over.

Both get as much dry food as they want.

Posted by: PaleRider at October 23, 2021 03:53 PM (pxVvf)

98 WRT to Fauci's beagles... watch to see who makes excuses or deflects for him. Those are equally evil.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at October 23, 2021 03:53 PM (BFigT)

99 Someone had commented on pet food shortages a couple weeks ago, I went to TSC and they had extra bags of dog food in the aisle, so it is probably varied by location, perhaps canned food of all kinds is suffering from the supply chain issues.

Posted by: PaleRider at October 23, 2021 03:58 PM (pxVvf)

100 100

Posted by: m at October 23, 2021 03:58 PM (SJbY/)

101 My cat has been hungrier lately, too. I figured she's feeling like she needs to fatten up for winter.

Posted by: April -- dash my lace wigs! at October 23, 2021 04:01 PM (OX9vb)

102 A small but sweet group of PetMorons today.

Wolfus, I'm so sorry.

Posted by: barkingmad59, wandering lurkette at October 23, 2021 04:02 PM (Zg/67)

103 WRT to Fauci's beagles... watch to see who makes excuses or deflects for him. Those are equally evil.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at October 23, 2021 03:53
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Snopes. "Well, we don't if he personally approved it."

Posted by: olddog in mo, Pontoon Captain* (like a real captain, only drunker) at October 23, 2021 04:06 PM (ju2Fy)

104 True dat Martini Farmer. I'm not 100% opposed to using animals for medical research, it can be done humanely, but that article Jamaica Queens linked, wasn't much knowledge being gained that I could see but lots of cruelty. I'm glad the information was leaked. Hopefully the FNM can't smother it and public outcry forces that nasty old gnome to finally retire/resign.

Posted by: PaleRider at October 23, 2021 04:07 PM (pxVvf)

105 Doggies need their evening exercise, and I guess I could use some, too. Later, horde.

Posted by: April -- dash my lace wigs! at October 23, 2021 04:08 PM (OX9vb)

106 Greetings

Took our sweet pit bull to the lake today. She will fetch balls out of the water and enjoys it but she's getting older and it was a bit chilly so we just played on the beach. She's sleeping contentedly now.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at October 23, 2021 04:11 PM (IDhUW)

107 Those Malamute puppies are so cute and fluffy! But I can't help but think they must require constant brushing. I can't keep up with one Persian cat much less something as big as a Malamute.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin, clinging bitterly to a deplorable life at October 23, 2021 04:11 PM (ZFIBc)

108 I love my Paisley's velvety head when she comes by for a nose nudge.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at October 23, 2021 04:13 PM (0sVsf)

109 Tuesday morning rush hour at the English farm. I thought it was cute, and also liked it because the guy sounds like my brother in law, but isn't:

From "Sunny Skyz"

https://tinyurl.com/2uz7ye7p

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 23, 2021 04:14 PM (ueGNX)

110 Stock up on your pet's food before winter sets in.

Just in case.

They won't understand why you're unable to feed them if things go to shit. We're keeping a couple large bags of cat food for our "outside" cats just in case. I seriously doubt it'll go to waste.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at October 23, 2021 04:14 PM (BFigT)

111 that nasty old gnome to finally retire/resign.
~~~
I want to see him tried for war crimes against humanity. And his sentence can match the ...

What is the saying? To be compassionate to the cruel is to be cruel to the compassionate.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at October 23, 2021 04:16 PM (IDhUW)

112 Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 23, 2021 02:27 PM (c6xtn)

So sorry to hear that. I know we've had nice discussions about black cats on this thread, and you've sounded like such a devoted "step dad" to your furry family members.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 23, 2021 04:18 PM (ueGNX)

113 And for an extra backup: rice and canned fish for cats, oatmeal/powdered milk/eggs for dogs. These are emergency rations out of your regular food storage.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at October 23, 2021 04:19 PM (YynYJ)

114 Re Gabby

I found out when it was too late for my 17-year old cat that howling for no obvious reason can be a symptom of kidney failure in cats. With those high vet bills, you've probably already had that checked, but if not, add that to the list.

Posted by: OCBILLL at October 23, 2021 04:23 PM (Wm1PR)

115 Hey Wolfus, don't worry about bringing us down. We outnumber you, so we'll pull you up instead, as much as possible.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 23, 2021 04:23 PM (6FeV1)

116 Last week I mentioned our old gray kitty was on her way out. She's gone.

Found as a tiny kitten in 2001, late at night, dumped by the side of the road, with her brother. We scooped them up and Spark and Spirit spent the rest of their lives with us and the menagerie. Spark went out one night and never came back, some moons ago.

Spirit was barely bones and fur at the end. Crawled into our bed Wednesday night, but didn't really rise Thursday morning. Milady and I took turns holding her, giving her some water from a dropper, telling her what a good kitty she was. Finally in the evening, in Milady's arms, Spirit kicked, snorted, rattled, and gave up the ghost. We buried her yesterday, out near the graves of many other pets. Grief tempered by knowing she had a good twenty years, and was still getting around up to her last days.

Down to two felines now. Fewest pets we've had since 1995.

Off to read the post.

Posted by: mindful webworker - time keeps on ticking at October 23, 2021 04:26 PM (J5T7h)

117 The pet portraits are impressive. I might order a couple.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at October 23, 2021 04:27 PM (QU5/8)

118 I lost a cat to kidney failure. She wasn't eating and quieter than normal. We took her in and they found it in the blood work. Vet told me it's a common cause of death.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at October 23, 2021 04:28 PM (YynYJ)

119 That goes for everyone else, too. Lots of traffic on the Bridge, it seems. Hope there's no supply chain shortage of biscuits and kippers on the other side.

(Of course there isn't)

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 23, 2021 04:29 PM (6FeV1)

120 Posted by: mindful webworker - time keeps on ticking at October 23, 2021 04:26 PM (J5T7h)

Sorry, MWW. It was so good that she you and your wife were there to give her such extra love and attention at the end, and of course you would. That is a good long life for a kitty!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 23, 2021 04:30 PM (ueGNX)

121 CHESS/DRESS NOOD

Posted by: Skip at October 23, 2021 04:31 PM (2JoB8)

122 I lost a cat to kidney failure. She wasn't eating and quieter than normal. We took her in and they found it in the blood work. Vet told me it's a common cause of death.
Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at October 23, 2021 04:28 PM (YynYJ)

Yes - as desert adapted, cats super concentrate urine and that is one of the first things to give out. I have lots of mechanical fountains and a sink left full for my cats and have not lost one to kidney failure yet.

Posted by: Oldcat at October 23, 2021 04:39 PM (eoQWY)

123 I had to put down one of my cats, Anna this week. She'd had several critical episodes over the last year and a half or so, made more so by a bad diagnosis by my primary vet and having to go to emergency vets as his staff at least seem uninterested in actually taking care of cats anymore. Only been going there since 1996, outlasted three owners.

Anna was my only failure in getting an introduced cat merged in. She had been a pampered Persian and declawed, then ditched to an outdoor shelter when she was abused by the new toddler and she bit back. She had her little spot at the shelter, and hissed and hissed at the little kittens I had that I gave her her own room. Every so often I would let her out, and she tended to find a little area in a corner and stake it out as her own. When my kittens grew up a little the female kitten started to try and drive her off because she was crazy - true enough, but not all her fault. She was content for her little space for the rest of her life. Her life should have been easier than it was, poor girl. She was good with me when she lost her rage at people.

Posted by: Oldcat at October 23, 2021 04:48 PM (eoQWY)

124 Wolfus - how hard to just find a pet just died. Spirit gave us time to prepare, as much as one can.

Many years back, Milady Jo found our cat, Buck, on the carpet, just outside the bathroom door. He was old, but hadn't really seemed sick. Suddenly, just gone. It was winter and too hard to dig a hole, but we had a big brush pile to burn, so he got a royal cremation.

Buck, Spark and Spirit, and Charlie have the top three "how we got them" stories, which I've related here in the past. Buck got his name because he paid us fifteen dollars to rescue him from a highway rest area. Truth.

Posted by: mindful webworker - so many cats and dogs, every one precious at October 23, 2021 04:52 PM (J5T7h)

125 Thanks for another great Pet Threaad, Mis Hum!

The Pet Morons are all just so wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

Condolences to Mindful Webworker and Wolfus on the loss of your beloved kittehs. They bring us so much joy and we surely do miss them when they are gone.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient, Believing in America at October 23, 2021 05:03 PM (rwusL)

126
They won't understand why you're unable to feed them if things go to shit. We're keeping a couple large bags of cat food for our "outside" cats just in case. I seriously doubt it'll go to waste.
Posted by: Martini Farmer at October 23, 2021 04:14 PM (BFigT)

excellent plan

Posted by: CN...FJB at October 23, 2021 05:18 PM (ONvIw)

127 He was only 12. I never imagined he would not outlive Chekov. Dammit.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 23, 2021 02:27

I'm so very sorry WA, what a shock. Best of luck w/ Chekov. Will this death affect him?

Posted by: Farmer at October 23, 2021 08:46 PM (55Qr6)

128 ...Grief tempered by knowing she had a good twenty years, and was still getting around up to her last days.
Down to two felines now. Fewest pets we've had since 1995...
Posted by: mindful webworker - time keeps on ticking at October 23, 2021 04:26

Very sorry for your loss mindful.
T

Posted by: Farmer at October 23, 2021 09:51 PM (55Qr6)

129 I have read the article. Everything was represented in a pretty good way.
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