Ace of Spades Pet Thread

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

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Meet The PetMorons


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Hrothgar is pretty proud of his pup Conor. Hrothgar submitted this today. Thank you!


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Sam's been on the Pet Thread before, shortly after we got her last July. The Teddy Bear floor pillow was a gift to my son many years ago from a friend who gave them to a couple of her friends' kids. One of the other kids mentioned to me that she had turned hers into a dog bed, which struck me as a great idea. We dug ours out of the basement (my son had outgrown it years ago) and gave it to Sam and she embraced it immediately. - Frank

It certainly appears that Sam has a tough life, on the receiving ends of "hand me downs". The Horde isn't quite sure how you can look yourself in the mirror. That said, thank you for sharing.


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I was so sad to see no entries for the Ace of Spades Pet Thread this week as it is always the high point of the week. I LOVE Ace of Spades (it never disappoints even as many other websites eventually do) and especially the pet thread! Thank you ALL for all you do. Attached is a picture of my dear boy Marley, a Yorkshire terrier. He just turned an amazing 17 years old (119 in people years) and has all but given up his favorite activities of swimming, playing ball by himself (he would throw the ball in the pool, run around, jump in and swim and retrieve it) and barking at any squirrel who had the audacity to visit his yard. He is an amazing boy and an inspiration because even at this age, he keeps going! Mostly lurker but sometimes poster -OzzieIsMyDog.

Well, I'll be honest with you I had my doubts about the Pet Thread. I'm happy that you came out to share the remarkable story of Marley. A dog that makes it that far is quite the trooper. You certainly have done a fine job with him.


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Greetings. "Frasier Crane" here. Pictured are my good whippet friends Jake and Emily. They have 2 speeds: fast and chill. Luckily, that breaks about 10 - 90. Best companions ever. Emily likes to watch, and I think can comprehend, Ace's funny animal videos. Jake either can't or is indifferent.

Fast? Like power runs in the house? You must have caught them in a chill moment for these wonderful snap shots. They certainly have the appearance of being wonderful companions, even if one is a couch hog. Thanks for your contribution today.


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I know there have been too many pics of my Paisley but here's one of her watching the action on the street. - Northernlurker

We can never have too many photos of Paisley. The Horde loves hearing about Paisley and your adventures. Thanks for sharing.

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Dear Pet Morons:

I am a long-time lurker and fan of pet morons.

Please find below a picture of my rescue pony, Trixie. She was a childrenís pony who was injured and canít work anymore. I purchased for for $1 and adopted her. She is super sweet! And she loves me to talk to her in Latin or to tell her about articles on Ace or to simply give her a carrot. - Charles

Latin? So you're one of those kind of PetMoron owners? Just kidding. What a big heart to take on a rescue horse. I bet your pet out eats all of the pets featured today. Thanks for being a lurker and sharing with us.


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Had to put my Seamus to sleep on Tuesday the 20th. The cancer just took off and the shots weren't helping. He was such a great cat; even people who weren't crazy about cats liked Seamus. For his part, he couldn't entertain the possibility that anyone wouldn't love him. Miss you Seamus. -Bean Counteress of Rohan

Awww so sorry to hear about Seamus' passing. He certainly was a handsome guy. He had that look about him he was a people pleaser. Thanks for sharing at this sad time.


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This is Archie, the mighty Westie. He is 9 years old and about the calmest dog in the neighborhood. He loves all the children (especially the girls). He is also a great traveling dog, happy to be in the car and in hotels. He likes broccoli and carrots, but no fruit. Not sure why - my other dogs always ate apples & bananas. Thanks for the pet stories each week - they are always special. Our street has lots of great dogs - an Airedale, two Great Danes, a Boxer, a Newfoundland, a Whippet, and a Bernese. Archie is the small one, but he loves his big buddies. Thanks. - Jim from Charlotte

So is Archie that spiffy white when he runs with the big dogs? He certainly is a looker. And your photo is awesome, captures his spirit. Thanks for telling us about him today.

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Last week I mentioned the In-box was sparse. You folks have come through big time. There was an incredible amount of pet photos and stories submitted. Please be patient all of the pets will be featured.

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


The good Lord willing and the creeks don't rise, we will be back here next Saturday. Have a great week!

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1 Ah, the pets of morons.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at May 01, 2021 02:00 PM (gtatv)

2 I will fetch the others.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at May 01, 2021 02:01 PM (gtatv)

3 Can we replace Biden and Harris with one of these dogs. They have more brains than those two losers combined.....

Posted by: James at May 01, 2021 02:05 PM (OBw54)

4 Greetings. "Frasier Crane" here. Pictured are my good whippet friends Jake and Emily. They have 2 speeds: fast and chill.

Love this! I can relate to the 45mph couch potatoes. Very VERY rewarding as pets.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 01, 2021 02:05 PM (45fpk)

5 Nice Pets Y'all!...

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 01, 2021 02:07 PM (R/m4+)

6 Happy Caturday everyone

Posted by: Skip at May 01, 2021 02:09 PM (Cxk7w)

7 Late to the par-tay but COnor and I are here (after a grueling morning/afternoon drive)!

Paisley is almost as big as I expected!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 01, 2021 02:11 PM (hOUT3)

8 Whew! Always good to have the pet thread back to normal. I was starting to go through withdrawal...
Thanks for sharing!

Posted by: Billy Dee Williams at May 01, 2021 02:11 PM (hQrcu)

9
Condolences for Seamus.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 01, 2021 02:12 PM (mht8P)

10 Lord, they're all so great!

Posted by: m at May 01, 2021 02:13 PM (Y3SPi)

Posted by: Lord Squirrel at May 01, 2021 02:13 PM (hQrcu)

12 Still missing my girls Cinnamon and Sugar, other morning came downstairs, picked up the food bowl and then realized I didn't have to fill it though it's been since last year it.

Posted by: Skip at May 01, 2021 02:13 PM (Cxk7w)

13 The other night I saw Ace post something about a greyhound who was adopted and was somewhat at a loss for living in the real, non-track, world. It took my greyhound at least 6 months to adjust to sliding glass doors (tried to walk through them), TV (scared her to death), stairs (had never encountered them and had no clue), ponds (walked right in because she didn't know what that type of water was. And could not swim). And so on.


If you are raised in a cement block building, have no owner, and have never done anything but chase a fake bunny, then real life can be a challenge. It helps if you have another dog in the house that they can copy. For instance, my Emma had no idea what a dog toy was, or that she should pick it up with her mouth. She studied my Golden, and after a few weeks she was tearing the stuffing out of Elmo.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 01, 2021 02:14 PM (45fpk)

14 Critters!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at May 01, 2021 02:14 PM (kTF2Z)

15 The ruff on Seamus shows his origins among magnificent lions. You can tell he knew he was loved.

Posted by: m at May 01, 2021 02:14 PM (Y3SPi)

16 My, but isn't this a pleasing collection of non-arthropods.

Posted by: The Guy Who Keeps Asking About Arthropods at May 01, 2021 02:14 PM (fLVm1)

17 Aloha.

Posted by: Robert at May 01, 2021 02:15 PM (1Yy3c)

18 2 I will fetch the others.
Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at May 01, 2021 02:01 PM (gtatv)

And fetch the otters, too.

Posted by: m at May 01, 2021 02:15 PM (Y3SPi)

19 We're not going anywhere.

Posted by: The Otters at May 01, 2021 02:16 PM (fLVm1)

20 Ack! They were right there!

Posted by: m at May 01, 2021 02:17 PM (Y3SPi)

21 So sorry to hear about Seamus

I had Fanny spayed on Thursday. I mentioned here last week that I was worried about it. It went well. I made her stay in the big crate when I got her home and she was not happy. I let her out the next day and am confining her to the bedroom. This hasn't stopped her from climbing up on everything. They cleaned up some problem teeth and told me she is actually missing a few teeth. The bad ones most have been bothering her. I'll have to figure out how to clean them.

And she's been microchipped so all my animals are chipped and registered now.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at May 01, 2021 02:18 PM (YynYJ)

22 >>>Hrothgar is pretty proud of his pup Conor.

And likewise, I imagine.

Posted by: m at May 01, 2021 02:19 PM (Y3SPi)

23 I find it interesting that a lot of the times, our pets can drive us crazy. But when the world goes crazy, they also keep us sane. Think on that, my friends!

Posted by: Lord Squirrel at May 01, 2021 02:19 PM (hQrcu)

24 Ack! They were right there!
Posted by: m at May 01, 2021 02:17 PM (Y3SPi)


Beware of them otters, they be everywhere, matey!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 01, 2021 02:20 PM (hOUT3)

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Peanut is doing well recovering from being bitten by a water moccasin. Her Majesty and I changed his dressing last night, cleaned the affected area and rebandaged. The wound area, which is huge, was healing over very nicely; the vet doesn't think surgery is necessary to close it up.

Peanut is a quiet, placid boy and stood like a rock during what must have been very uncomfortable for him. Lots of loving on him afterwards. Never a show dog, always a sweet friend.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 01, 2021 02:20 PM (mht8P)

26 RIP, Seamus. Goodness, that's one of the most handsome cats I've ever seen.

The British Royal Lion Statues would envy the calm dignity in that lovey face.

Here at Casa New Dawn, we've just done the prescription grade "Advantage", monthly neck-drops. Bonnie Wee Lass takes hers with nary a flinch, but Big Brother Maine Coon Scamp, reacts with much flinchy & zoomy drama, for two or three minutes. And then settles back down to his normal state of Zen.

At least neither demonstrate the decorative impatience as the pair in the opening photo. That reminds me of the F this! F that! F the other thing! cat .gif meme. Heh!


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 01, 2021 02:21 PM (QzJWU)

27 At least neither demonstrate the decorative impatience as the pair in
the opening photo. That reminds me of the F this! F that! F the other
thing! cat .gif meme. Heh!





Jim

Sunk New Dawn

Galveston, TX----That is a favorite game of one my cats...she loves to knock pens off my desk or table.

Posted by: Lord Squirrel at May 01, 2021 02:23 PM (hQrcu)

28 Hrothgar is pretty proud of his pup Conor.
And likewise, I imagine.
Posted by: m at May 01, 2021 02:19 PM (Y3SPi)


When I left Conor at the kennel, I told him I expected greatness. He apparently charmed the staff, got kitchen privileges, and was invited to a birthday party for one of the staffer's sons. So he came home feeling pretty special, which he is!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 01, 2021 02:23 PM (hOUT3)

29 Seamus looks quite a bit like my godkitteh, who's also orange. Sorry to hear about his passing but it looks like you had one happy friend there. Good on ya. And good on all ya pet Morons.

Posted by: SFGoth at May 01, 2021 02:24 PM (KAi1n)

30 Other guy starting out the window knocked things over. Not me.

Posted by: Cat lying down at May 01, 2021 02:24 PM (7hF2c)

31 That black and white whippet is so super elegant and graceful. The other one looks a bit mischievous.

Posted by: m at May 01, 2021 02:24 PM (Y3SPi)

32 I'll have to figure out how to clean them.




Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at May 01, 2021 02:18 PM (YynYJ)


I'm glad Fanny's surgery went well. It's almost impossible to adequately clean a pet's teeth to the point of good dental health. It would require a twice daily cleaning of all surfaces every day over time. You can try, and you can provide chew toys. But what really works is having your pet's teeth cleaned at the vet every 1-2 years. I used to try to do it myself, but it was a flop. I was fortunate enough to be able to take my pets to work with me, and clean them myself under anesthetic.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 01, 2021 02:25 PM (45fpk)

33 Posted by: grammie winger at May 01, 2021 02:14 PM (45fpk)

Grammie winger, did your greyhound learn to have fun?

Posted by: m at May 01, 2021 02:26 PM (Y3SPi)

34 Not true! Not true! The other guy did it. He's the one who said, "Your stuff doesn't matter. I was rather appalled so I just looked out the window.

P.S. He hated those plants anyway. They took up too much room.

Posted by: Cat staring out window at May 01, 2021 02:26 PM (7hF2c)

35 Never a show dog, always a sweet friend.



Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 01, 2021 02:20 PM (mht8P)


That is awesome.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 01, 2021 02:27 PM (45fpk)

36 Grammie winger, did your greyhound learn to have fun?

Posted by: m at May 01, 2021 02:26 PM (Y3SPi)


Her best fun was doing what she was born to do - race like the wind. We used to take her to the forest preserve where she would race after chipmunks and chomp them dead. Of course, then she would come home and do her next funnest thing - sleep for a week.
She did like tearing the squeakers out of dog toys. That was also fun.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 01, 2021 02:29 PM (45fpk)

37 She did like tearing the squeakers out of dog toys. That was also fun.
Posted by: grammie winger at May 01, 2021 02:29 PM (45fpk) [/]i

Technically, that is called a squeakectomy, and my old dog Toby was a master at the art.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 01, 2021 02:32 PM (hOUT3)

38 nutz

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 01, 2021 02:32 PM (hOUT3)

Posted by: Robert at May 01, 2021 02:32 PM (1Yy3c)

40 The cat: The plant said he couldn't take it anymore and he jumped. Sorry.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at May 01, 2021 02:32 PM (kTF2Z)

41 >>>she would race after chipmunks and chomp them dead

Sounds like fun!

Posted by: m at May 01, 2021 02:33 PM (Y3SPi)

42 breathes sigh of profound relief!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 01, 2021 02:33 PM (hOUT3)

43 nutz
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 01, 2021 02:32 PM (hOUT3)

Go on.

Posted by: Squirrel! at May 01, 2021 02:33 PM (1Yy3c)

44 I think that the revised Minx 0.7 alpha doesn't let (mis)-formatting carry over beyond the comment box that it's in.

Posted by: m at May 01, 2021 02:35 PM (Y3SPi)

45 Malinda is from Nepal and has a chihuahua.

https://youtu.be/3H1rxsi1f-s

Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 01, 2021 02:35 PM (ybIRR)

46 As a former and future multi Yorkie owner, I immediately zeroed in on Marley. What an adorable dog. They are such a delicate looking breed but in reality they are quite durable and intelligent dog.

Posted by: Beartooth at May 01, 2021 02:36 PM (os3HJ)

47 Trixie got a second lease on life. What a great thing.

Posted by: m at May 01, 2021 02:38 PM (Y3SPi)

48 Shoot, ya know I had completely forgotten I had a video on YouBoob featuring my late lamented Sadie.

Never has a more refined and elegant cat existed in the history of cats. At least when she wasn't puking on the carpet.

https://youtu.be/1vFa3EKl9qI

Posted by: Robert, finally making a contribution to the Pet Thread at May 01, 2021 02:42 PM (1Yy3c)

49 Trixie is gorgeous.

And RIP, Seamus. What a beautiful kitteh.

Posted by: nurse ratched at May 01, 2021 02:43 PM (U2p+3)

50
And fetch the otters, too.
Posted by: m

We saw 2 otters (a small and a large) while kayaking on the Salt River yesterday. I didn't let them get close enough for any *other* type of contact.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at May 01, 2021 02:45 PM (gtatv)

51 AZ deplorable moron,
Those were river otters. You were very wise to avoid them. Nasty critters.

Posted by: nurse ratched at May 01, 2021 02:47 PM (U2p+3)

52 Technically, that is called a squeakectomy, and my old dog Toby was a master at the art.
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar
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My Millie does that too. She just turned 10 Thursday and is currently locked in her bed(kennel). She is terrified of storms and it's the best place for her otherwise she is right under foot and drools buckets. In her kennel she just goes to sleep.

Posted by: lin-duh 27-4 at May 01, 2021 02:47 PM (UUBmN)

53 Seamus looked like the Wizard of Oz Lion.

Posted by: One day at a time at May 01, 2021 02:47 PM (2DOZq)

54 Moar Conor! Moar Paisley!

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 01, 2021 02:47 PM (EZebt)

55 I didn't let them get close enough for any *other* type of contact.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at May 01, 2021 02:45 PM (gtatv)


Ah, yes, a wise moron, you are!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 01, 2021 02:47 PM (hOUT3)

56 She did like tearing the squeakers out of dog toys. That was also fun.
Posted by: grammie winger at May 01, 2021 02:29 PM (45fpk) [/]i

Technically, that is called a squeakectomy, and my old dog Toby was a master at the art.
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 01

Our Malinois, Breccia, perfected the squeakectomy. She could have the squeaker out in about 30 seconds. We ended up buying about 40 bone shaped plush toys from the dollar store and a couple of hundred replacement squeakers. About every month my wife would replace all the squeakers and sew up the hole. We probably reused those toys dozens of times.

Posted by: Beartooth at May 01, 2021 02:48 PM (os3HJ)

57 I think that the revised Minx 0.7 alpha doesn't let (mis)-formatting carry over beyond the comment box that it's in.

You're not fooling me into removing the close italics switch from my mic.

Posted by: Hawkpilot at May 01, 2021 02:50 PM (5U+dX)

58 Oh, Beartooth's Breccia wasn't TOO spoiled.

Posted by: m at May 01, 2021 02:50 PM (Y3SPi)

59 Posted by: Beartooth at May 01, 2021 02:48 PM (os3HJ)

In Conor's younger days, he perfected the earectomy. Any new dog toy that came in the house that had ears was in for some rough treatment. Once the ears had been removed (or shredded beyond recognition), he usually left them alone, but occasionally would go for tails and feet. But he seemed to have a visceral hatred of any toy with ears!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 01, 2021 02:53 PM (hOUT3)

60 57 I think that the revised Minx 0.7 alpha doesn't let (mis)-formatting carry over beyond the comment box that it's in.
You're not fooling me into removing the close italics switch from my mic.
Posted by: Hawkpilot at May 01, 2021 02:50 PM (5U+dX)



Exactly!
My very first thought was "It's a trap!"

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 01, 2021 02:54 PM (hOUT3)

61 57 I think that the revised Minx 0.7 alpha doesn't let (mis)-formatting carry over beyond the comment box that it's in.

You're not fooling me into removing the close italics switch from my mic.
Posted by: Hawkpilot at May 01, 2021 02:50 PM (5U+dX)

LOL

Posted by: m at May 01, 2021 02:54 PM (Y3SPi)

62 Thanks for the comments about Seamus. I rescued him when he was 7 years old (Petco snuck in an adoption event on a Sunday, the sneaky buggers). His owners had six other cats, got a kitten and dumped him at the shelter. He fixed the tractor beam stare on me when I walked into Petco and that was it. His original name was Mow Mow or some stupid thing, the shelter people called him Danny. I named him Seamus because I thought he looked like a big mick. He learned his new name the first day home. Pretty smart guy.

Posted by: Bean Counteress of Rohan at May 01, 2021 02:55 PM (Xq4Ks)

63 Going back over the pet photos, Archie looks like he would be a fun guy to have around. By the look on his face you just know he is up to something.

Posted by: Beartooth at May 01, 2021 02:56 PM (os3HJ)

64 Sorry for the loss of Seamus, BCoR. Like Seamus, our orange kitty OJ knows no strangers.

Thanks for the pix of the good boys and girls, MisHum.

Posted by: Schnorflepuppy at May 01, 2021 02:58 PM (sCVDB)

65 In that top photo, I just realized there are TWO planters pushed off the table, one to each side.

Posted by: m at May 01, 2021 03:01 PM (Y3SPi)

66 Jake and Emily?? Shouldn't that be Niles and Maris??

Posted by: andycanuck at May 01, 2021 03:05 PM (UHVv4)

67 "Jake and Emily?? Shouldn't that be Niles and Maris??"
-Posted by: andycanuck at May 01, 2021 03:05 PM (UHVv4)

...but then, you'd never see Maris.

Posted by: Slapweasel at May 01, 2021 03:08 PM (Ckg4U)

68 Whippet. Whippet good. You must whippet.

Posted by: andycanuck at May 01, 2021 03:09 PM (UHVv4)

69 Sam's got it all figured out, up there.
Sometimes I think it would be great if some of the moron pets got to meet each other.

Posted by: m at May 01, 2021 03:09 PM (Y3SPi)

70 Posted by: Bean Counteress of Rohan at May 01, 2021 02:55 PM (Xq4Ks)

Sorry about Seamus. Beautiful cat.

Posted by: Cat staring out window at May 01, 2021 03:12 PM (7hF2c)

71 Always love seeing the radiant pet morons, NEVER enough pictures of them.

Posted by: CN at May 01, 2021 03:16 PM (ONvIw)

72 Been watching the coverage of the Kentucky Oaks (yesterday) and Derby today. Noticed one enormous appaloosa pony--he weighs literally a ton--accompanying some of the horses. Turns out he's popularly known as Harley the Magnificent and is famous in his own right. Fun stories about him if you search for the name.

Oh, and he's technically a Sugarbush Draft Horse.

Posted by: Art Rondelet of Malmsey at May 01, 2021 03:18 PM (fTtFy)

73 In the adventures with a Russell Terrier, Bogie has figured out that if he jumps at the bathroom door knob often enough he will get it open...and all the toilet paper will be his!

We will have to elevate it until he leaves behind some of the naughty .

Posted by: CN at May 01, 2021 03:19 PM (ONvIw)

74 until he leaves behind some of the naughty .

Posted by: CN at May 01, 2021 03:19 PM (ONvIw)


*tries not to laugh out loud*

Posted by: grammie winger at May 01, 2021 03:21 PM (45fpk)

75 74. I laughed. But one large toilet paper nest is enough. And he has set aside most of his nightly zoomies, we're down to about twice a week.

Posted by: CN at May 01, 2021 03:23 PM (ONvIw)

76 I've always had a soft spot for orange cats. Our first cat when I was a little girl was an orange tabby called Marmalade.
My father used to take the squeaky horn off my tricycle and throw it down the hallway of our apartment, and Marmalade would fetch it and bring it back to him. I've never had another cat that played fetch like a dog.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 01, 2021 03:26 PM (7hF2c)

77 I've never had another cat that played fetch like a dog.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 01, 2021 03:26 PM (7hF2c)


I had Siamese that fetched plastic straws. When I would go to McDonald's, I always made sure to steal 2 or 3 extra. She also stole jewelry. Rings, necklaces, you name it. If it was missing, I knew to look on top of the fridge. She was low on creativity.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 01, 2021 03:29 PM (45fpk)

78 76 The doggiest cat I ever knew was a huge Siamese named Saki McGilicuddy. He'd play an occasional fetch game, but was the friendliest, cuddliest cat I ever knew, and would do little tricks for treats.

Posted by: CN at May 01, 2021 03:30 PM (ONvIw)

79 75 74. I laughed. But one large toilet paper nest is enough. And he has set aside most of his nightly zoomies, we're down to about twice a week.
Posted by: CN at May 01, 2021 03:23 PM (ONvIw)

Get us a photo next time!

Posted by: m at May 01, 2021 03:30 PM (Y3SPi)

80 A cat named Mr. Mow Mow?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 01, 2021 03:30 PM (63Dwl)

81 79: So you doubt my ability to prevent toilet paper dog nests, do you?

Posted by: CN at May 01, 2021 03:31 PM (ONvIw)

82 *She is super sweet! And she loves me to talk to her in Latin or to tell her about articles on Ace or to simply give her a carrot. - Charles*

But mostly the carrots

The ending I expected to read.

Posted by: tbodie at May 01, 2021 03:31 PM (0mP7b)

83 Really a missed opportunity to rename him Chairman Mow Mow.

Posted by: Robert at May 01, 2021 03:32 PM (1Yy3c)

84
Seamus looked like the Wizard of Oz Lion.
Posted by: One day at a time


He had Courage!

https://youtu.be/LEEyijiTW-I

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 01, 2021 03:33 PM (63Dwl)

85 Nonsense! Here are Niles and Maris together!
https://tinyurl.com/zvkvc8y8

Posted by: andycanuck at May 01, 2021 03:34 PM (UHVv4)

86 Posted by: grammie winger at May 01, 2021 03:29 PM (45fpk)

Sounds like a bird that steals shiny things.

I think cats can be very clever. I don't think I've ever tried to get any others to fetch things.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 01, 2021 03:35 PM (7hF2c)

87 Nice pet pictures and stories. Thanks, folks.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 01, 2021 03:36 PM (7hF2c)

88 81 79: So you doubt my ability to prevent toilet paper dog nests, do you?
Posted by: CN at May 01, 2021 03:31 PM (ONvIw)

I'm just saying that photo would be a real nice silver lining!

Posted by: m at May 01, 2021 03:37 PM (Y3SPi)

89 I started the younger grandson on the series Wishbone about the literary adventures of a Jack Russell Terrier. It's very cute and it seems to make him love Bogie all the more.

Posted by: CN at May 01, 2021 03:37 PM (ONvIw)

90
I'm just saying that photo would be a real nice silver lining!
Posted by: m at May 01, 2021 03:37 PM (Y3SPi)

It would have, or a little video. He was so pleased, his tail wag wagging like crazy.

Posted by: CN at May 01, 2021 03:39 PM (ONvIw)

91 Maine Coons will fetch. My folks had one that dropped his toy into a bowl of milk that later congealed. He later picked up the toy -- with bowl attached -- and marched upstairs to leave it at their bedroom door for them to find in the morning.
It took them a few minutes to figure out what had happened.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at May 01, 2021 03:39 PM (40ipg)

92 (Had to go deal with work for an hour)

Thanks Grammie. I didn't want them to pull teeth plus spay. I don't think she'll let me mess with her teeth anyway.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at May 01, 2021 03:41 PM (YynYJ)

93 I have a free range rabbit, Ginger, whose range I have reduced (since we are preparing the house to sell). She still has a 4x8 area and will jump out of the edge and go wandering if I dont watch her.

No cage still!

I have discovered recently she loves corn chips. She will come begging for them if she sees me. She ll eat them over strawberries, which makes her as human as the rest of us.

Posted by: Loki, looking to water the Tree of Liberty at May 01, 2021 03:44 PM (KqiMr)

94 FenSpouse has a joke about almost ANY dog we pass while driving. He says "It looks like Becket". Becket was our black hairy mix of terrier and something else. He was about 60 lbs Sadly, he had to be put to sleep several years ago. Anyway, it's kind of amusing if the dog in question which he says this about looks like the slender white whippet, Emily, in the second picture and nothing like Becket. I assume other people have spouses that make the same jokes over and over again. Becket has only been gone for a few years, so it's not like other jokes my husband has been making for 30 years. And yes, I love my husband.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 01, 2021 03:46 PM (7hF2c)

95 Posted by: CN at May 01, 2021 03:37 PM (ONvIw)

I remember looking at that series with my son.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 01, 2021 03:47 PM (7hF2c)

96 Fanny will fetch. She likes wadded up grocery receipts. I don't play fetch with her as much as I used to, but she still remembers how.

She's been an inside cat her whole life. We came home one day and the front door was open. It hadn't closed all the way. The dogs were all still in the house. Fanny was out front up on a table, checking things out. She was smart enough to stay close to home.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at May 01, 2021 03:49 PM (YynYJ)

97 Posted by: Dr. Varno at May 01, 2021 03:39 PM (40ipg)

I think Maine Coons are beautiful. They seem very smart too.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 01, 2021 03:49 PM (7hF2c)

98 95 it's adorable. No other dog can twist his daily adventures into classical literature!

Posted by: CN at May 01, 2021 03:50 PM (ONvIw)

99 I dropped by my ex's yesterday and got to see my godkitteh Maceo (aka dogbear). His (orange) hair is short-medium, but it's the finest hair I've ever seen on a cat. It makes him incredibly smooth. He has a mug much like Seamus and he gave me lots of blinky eye, then rubbed up against me and put his left paw out. He does that, it's so cool. I think mama's trying to teach him a high-five. Then Maceo (who's tail was amputated at 4" giving him a cute stump) sat down on my foot, which is his way of showing endearment. (Given that he weighs about 10", it doesn't hurt.) Then I snuggled up with Pretty Girl last night. Kittehs <3

Posted by: SFGoth at May 01, 2021 03:53 PM (KAi1n)

100 Equum male loqui Latine?

Posted by: Gaius Kilroynius at May 01, 2021 03:54 PM (DMUuz)

101 89 I started the younger grandson on the series Wishbone about the literary adventures of a Jack Russell Terrier. It's very cute and it seems to make him love Bogie all the more.
Posted by: CN at May 01, 2021 03:37 PM (ONvIw)

What age level? Sounds good for the grand-kids!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 01, 2021 03:55 PM (hOUT3)

102 Beautiful pets as always.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at May 01, 2021 03:57 PM (cSyAR)

103 What is the address to send pet pictures to?

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at May 01, 2021 03:59 PM (JUOKG)

104 You can lock the bathroom door and keep the key above the trim.

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at May 01, 2021 04:00 PM (xopIz)

105 I dropped by my ex's yesterday and got to see my godkitteh Maceo (aka
dogbear). His (orange) hair is short-medium, but it's the finest hair
I've ever seen on a cat. It makes him incredibly smooth.


Is he a particular breed? It sounds as if maybe he doesn't have a lot of guard hair.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 01, 2021 04:01 PM (45fpk)

106 Bean Counteress of Rohan, I am so sorry about Seamus. Orange boys are the very best of all the kittehs.

The best thing I ever did for my big dog Sophie when I got her was take her out to the vet every chance I got. I would check her weight and give her a cookie or two for being a good girl, and she developed the notion that the vet's office was where the cookies lived. And except for getting her temp taken and the vet trying to look in her ears (we don't do that any more), she adores visiting.

Posted by: Tonestaple at May 01, 2021 04:02 PM (Tkqec)

107

President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden provided an important White House pet update during an exclusive interview with Craig Melvin that aired Friday on TODAY.

The couple said a new cat will soon be joining their German shepherds, Major and Champ, as four-legged members of the first family.

"So let me get this straight," Craig quipped. "Major Biden, who's clearly had some trouble adjusting to life at the White House, now he's going to be forced to contend with a cat as well in the White House."

Jill Biden then explained that part of Major's training involved spending time in a shelter with cats to prepare for his new companion.

"He did fine," she added.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 01, 2021 04:05 PM (63Dwl)

108 I think Maine Coons are beautiful. They seem very smart too.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 01, 2021 03:49 PM (7hF2c)

Junior-ette's Maine Coon, MegaRoy, is either a freaking g genius. Or he's dumber than a hammer. I swear he knows how to turn a door know. But he will whine and piss and come chivy me off my ass to do it for him.

So. Genius for getting g me off my ass or too dumb to breathe for not doing it himself. I've seen him with both paws on the door knobs twisting at then. I've also found doors that I knew were closed, now open.

He also hides and ambushes my inebriated self when it's dark.

Posted by: BifBewalski - I'm undecided there at May 01, 2021 04:05 PM (NpLSW)

109 My father used to take the squeaky horn off my tricycle and throw it down the hallway of our apartment, and Marmalade would fetch it and bring it back to him. I've never had another cat that played fetch like a dog.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 01, 2021


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I've had several, Fen. Tatiana the Wonder Siberian lived for the throw and retrieve game -- in her case, a series of soft rubber balls she could hold in her mouth. Arizona the part-Maine Coon would do it occasionally, and Chekov D. Siberian, though not as enthusiastic about it as his aunt Tatiana, will run after a hard plastic rattle ball and bring it back. It's just to continue the game, I'm sure, not to please me.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 01, 2021 04:06 PM (lSpWa)

110 The sun came out! It's prolly only 62 out in the courtyard, but I'm sitting I. The sun and letting Lucy be an outdoor kitty for a bit.

She loves it. There's lots of birds chattering and she stays close, for the most part.

Posted by: nurse ratched at May 01, 2021 04:06 PM (wTGZG)

111 101 6 and 8

Posted by: CN at May 01, 2021 04:06 PM (ONvIw)

112 Probably the best thing ( out of so many) about Bogie is that my husband still looks at him in the evening and says that his handsome terrier is too good to be true.

Posted by: CN at May 01, 2021 04:09 PM (ONvIw)

113 He's a booze hound!

Posted by: andycanuck at May 01, 2021 04:09 PM (UHVv4)

114 President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden provided an important White House pet update during an exclusive interview with Craig Melvin that aired Friday on TODAY.

Barf

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at May 01, 2021 04:10 PM (cSyAR)

115 Posted by: CN at May 01, 2021 04:09 PM (ONvIw)

Isn't that lovely..

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 01, 2021 04:11 PM (7hF2c)

116 104 The 6yo will find that difficult. The top is now on a shelf that we all can reach, but Bogie can't

Posted by: CN at May 01, 2021 04:12 PM (ONvIw)

117 Barf
Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at May 01, 2021 04:10 PM (cSyAR)

Part man, part dog. He's a Mog

Posted by: BifBewalski - I'm undecided there at May 01, 2021 04:12 PM (NpLSW)

118 She's been an inside cat her whole life. We came home one day and the front door was open. It hadn't closed all the way. The dogs were all still in the house. Fanny was out front up on a table, checking things out. She was smart enough to stay close to home.
Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at May 01, 2021


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Big black Wolf cat did spend time outdoors, but he likes his indoor life. One evening I came home and found that maintenance people had been there, and Wolf was nowhere to be found. Worried that he'd run out, I went to look and call for him. Two calls, and he came running out from under the step two doors down, and was glad to be picked up and toted back inside.

Another time, in good weather, I'd gone out to wax my car, and left the screen door unlatched by mistake. I came back to find him sprawled 5 feet from the door, just enjoying the sunlight. Like the woman in the Reba McIntyre song, he doesn't want to leave; he's just wondering if there's life out there.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 01, 2021 04:12 PM (lSpWa)

119 16 He never loved our Spitzen like he loves his terrier. I wish I had known years ago.

Posted by: CN at May 01, 2021 04:14 PM (ONvIw)

120 Our big black male cat, Pynchon having gotten a flea and tick collar, now goes outside. He doesn't stay out at night, but he loves to go out and explore. He doesn't leave the property as far as I can tell. Anyway, being outside has given him more exercise and has slimmed him down a bit.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 01, 2021 04:15 PM (7hF2c)

121 My big project this week was building a handicap ramp for my primary dog. He can go down stairs but not up due to a bad hip. So he would go out to do his business then bat like a hound to have us bring him around front.

Got it built but then old dog new tricks. With an hour and a half of training and sufficient snacks he got it! Saves lots of trouble for everyone.

Posted by: blaster at May 01, 2021 04:15 PM (bWXm6)

122 Maine Coons will fetch. My folks had one that dropped his toy into a bowl of milk that later congealed. He later picked up the toy -- with bowl attached -- and marched upstairs to leave it at their bedroom door for them to find in the morning. . . .
Posted by: Dr. Varno at May 01, 2021


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Arizona my part Coon once did something similar. I'd fed him something from a new can of food that he didn't like. At that point we had his food and water only a short distance from his litter box -- not a good idea, but he didn't mind. I heard a scraping noise. He'd scooped litter from his box into his food bowl and walked off, tail in the air. Once I finished laughing, I cleaned up and gave him food from a fresh can. He gobbled it. Possibly there was something wrong with the first can. But his gesture was darn near human. "What IS this crap?"

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 01, 2021 04:17 PM (lSpWa)

123 Part man, part dog. He's a Mog
Posted by: BifBewalski - I'm undecided there at May 01, 2021 04:12 PM (NpLSW)

---------

He's his own best friend.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at May 01, 2021 04:18 PM (kTF2Z)

124 Sounds like a bird that steals shiny things.

I think cats can be very clever. I don't think I've ever tried to get any others to fetch things.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 01, 2021


***
Marie Antoinette the smart black cat loved to steal shiny objects like Linda's earrings. I referred to her as a crow in disguise.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 01, 2021 04:20 PM (lSpWa)

125 Prediction: Jill will get a twelve million dollar advance to write a children's book about Major and the cat. It will sell five copies.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at May 01, 2021 04:21 PM (kTF2Z)

126 Lucy will play fetch with a crumpled ball of aluminum foil.

Posted by: nurse ratched at May 01, 2021 04:23 PM (8treb)

127 His original name was Mow Mow or some stupid thing, the shelter people called him Danny. I named him Seamus because I thought he looked like a big mick. He learned his new name the first day home. Pretty smart guy.
Posted by: Bean Counteress of Rohan at May 01, 2021


***
He does! Sort of like the Irish guy on the old Bennigan's logo. If you put him in a tweed cap and posed him with a mug of beer, you'd have it.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 01, 2021 04:23 PM (lSpWa)

128 Aaaand clouds are back and it's spitting again.
Hopefully Lucy comes in soon.

Posted by: nurse ratched at May 01, 2021 04:24 PM (8treb)

129 My GSD Kasper had a cat. Or the cat had him, one or the other. One day after he died, I saw the cat laying on his grave. That cat used to live in the shop with the dogs, but has since moved to our garage. It does not like our other dogs.

Posted by: f'd at May 01, 2021 04:25 PM (Tnijr)

130 Chess is up.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at May 01, 2021 04:28 PM (kTF2Z)

131 "Is he a particular breed? It sounds as if maybe he doesn't have a lot of guard hair."

http://ace.mu.nu/archives/389176.php

7th pet Moron down (or 3rd up). Got to be part Maine coon. He's runtie, if so, but he's adorable, smart, stoic, and loves a lap.

Posted by: SFGoth at May 01, 2021 04:32 PM (KAi1n)

132 Noodus chessitorum

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 01, 2021 04:34 PM (lSpWa)

133 MAINE COON CAT ... I recently stumbled on this stunning image which I thought the PetMorons might enjoy ... https://tinyurl.com/hcdxzcmb

Images at this website can be formatted as custom wallpaper, canvas prints, and posters.

Posted by: Kathy at May 01, 2021 04:37 PM (h3RRP)

134 MAINE COON CAT ... I recently stumbled on this stunning image which I thought the PetMorons might enjoy ... https://tinyurl.com/hcdxzcmb

Posted by: Kathy at May 01, 2021


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That cat has rivers of fur pouring off of him.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 01, 2021 04:39 PM (lSpWa)

135 Thank God for pets and the AoSHQ Pet Thread!

Posted by: acethepug at May 01, 2021 05:01 PM (qPKAe)

136 Umm, Wishbone was for KIDS?

Posted by: Best thief in Lankhmar at May 01, 2021 08:27 PM (yhzCS)

137 Now CATS funny.

Posted by: Bach in Black at May 02, 2021 02:54 AM (Z2PYk)

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