Ace of Spades Pet Thread

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(H/T KT)


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Good afternoon and welcome to the almost world famous Ace of Spades Pet Thread. Thanks for stopping by this afternoon. Why don't you kick back and enjoy the world of animals.

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A Little of This. A Little of That.


From our favorite gun Cob Weasel...........


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What to Do When You Lose a Dog Dearly beloved Pet.

Welcome to Tough Love. Every other week, we’re answering your questions about dating, breakups, and everything in between. Our advice giver is Blair Braverman, dogsled racer and author of Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube. Have a question of your own? Write to us at toughlove@outsideim.com.

Every pet I lose is a harder and harder occasion. I've said it before and I'll say it again, "The hardest thing about having a pet is that they don't live long enough".

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An exceptional story about an exceptional dog. Heart warming yet thought provoking. (H/T mindful webworker guy)


Our next submission comes from our pal and resident Thirst, redc1c4. Mis. Hum., "Hell No!"; Mis. Hum's. K9s, "Hell No!"


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Meet The PetMorons


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Here's a peregrine falcon. There's a cliff not far from my house where they nest so if I wanted to get some closeup views I suppose I could, but I would much rather just let them alone and enjoy seeing them sitting on telephone poles as a drive through the rural areas. Peregrines are tough because of the spots and lines on their plumage, but I'm pleased with how this one turned out.

As always, I love the pet thread and hope everyone has a great week snuggling with their fuzzy friends. - Sobek

Once again, thank you for sharing your wonderful art work with us here at the AoS Pet Thread. I'm envious of your talent gift. Thanks again.

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And another Beanie Baby update. The Beanies at six weeks. Still looking for homes. From the top, Tango, Bravo, Alpha, and Charley. -Victor Tango Kilo

Quite the cuties. Hard to believe they haven't found a home yet. Hopefully they will soon.

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Wearing a skin suit? H/T CN


Cute photo CN thanks.


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constant lurker...love the pet thread - jmb

Thanks for the chuckle jmb. We appreciate that today.


Thank you to those who submitted to today's Pet Thread. If you have something you wish to submit you can reach us here at petmorons at gmail dot com.

Until next Saturday. Have a great week.

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1 Critters!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 18, 2021 02:01 PM (kTF2Z)

2 Happy Caturday everyone

Posted by: Skip at September 18, 2021 02:01 PM (2JoB8)

3 Super cute photo.

Posted by: m at September 18, 2021 02:02 PM (Zsfob)

4 Otters called.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 18, 2021 02:02 PM (kTF2Z)

5 Hooray for pets!

Posted by: Sobek at September 18, 2021 02:02 PM (Qkjzb)

6 Howdy Hordelings! Great photo up top!

Posted by: Doof at September 18, 2021 02:03 PM (mZUr4)

7 Sobek I lived a couple years right next to the John Audubon house, his drawings some at the museum are no better.

Posted by: Skip at September 18, 2021 02:05 PM (2JoB8)

8 So dusty in here reading about Daisy even though she survived.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply Irredeemable at September 18, 2021 02:06 PM (pxVvf)

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I do not think our departed friends would want us to grieve for them. The best we can do to remember them is to repay the devotion they gave us by taking in and loving a new companion.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 18, 2021 02:06 PM (/U27+)

10 You are very talented, Sobek!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 18, 2021 02:08 PM (kTF2Z)

11 Hadrian we always grieve, but yes part of the healing process has always been finding a new companion, sometimes it takes longer to be ready for that step, but it has always been part of the process for me.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply Irredeemable at September 18, 2021 02:11 PM (pxVvf)

12 I used to say that if dogs didn't die, there would be no room for puppies. But it doesn't make the loss any easier.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at September 18, 2021 02:12 PM (YynYJ)

13 Sobek. Beautiful work you do. It's motivating me to do portraits of my two departed kittehs that I've been putting off too long.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Keith's Son at September 18, 2021 02:13 PM (x8Wzq)

14 I don't get the scratching post joke

Posted by: REDACTED at September 18, 2021 02:13 PM (uCLWI)

15 Skip, that's high praise indeed. Thank you.

Pug, definitely do it and share with us, please.

Posted by: Sobek at September 18, 2021 02:15 PM (Qkjzb)

16 Oh goodness the VTK kittens make me want one. So very cute. I prefer getting an adult cat or dog that needs a new home, do not have the time and energy for a youngster but sooo cute.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply Irredeemable at September 18, 2021 02:15 PM (pxVvf)

17 I think my dog Lucy killed a squrril earlier today. It was either her or the feral cat that hangs around my yard, but from the way she's been acting since (like wanting out every 10 minutes), I'm pretty sure it was Lucy.

Good for her! one less tree rat sounding off on the roof.

Posted by: Ann Wilson, aka Empire 1 at September 18, 2021 02:17 PM (JJatH)

18 Purchased: cat carrier.
Purchased: scratching-toy-thing for ignoring.
Looked at: cat furniture. The rolltop desk is quite attractive, but the entertainment center won't hold a TV bigger than 30 some inches, and I know that's a non-starter.

Don't have yet: cat.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at September 18, 2021 02:18 PM (OU+8W)

19 I don't get the scratching post joke
Posted by: REDACTED at September 18, 2021 02:13 PM (uCLWI)

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Not that I would know anything about it you see, but there are some ladies who make their living...umm...dancing around and on a pole. Sometimes they take off their clothes too. Not that I would know, you understand.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 18, 2021 02:18 PM (kTF2Z)

20 10 You are very talented, Sobek!
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Seconded.

Also, cute photos. I like CN's kitty trying to fit in with the doggies.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer--F*ck Joe Biden at September 18, 2021 02:19 PM (k4dH2)

21 Wonderful piece of art, Sobek.

Wonderful pets! what adorable faces.

Posted by: KT at September 18, 2021 02:19 PM (0ghg2)

22 After reading the Daisy article, the humidity level here went up 100% I can barely see the keyboard...

Well done thou good and faithful servant!

Posted by: Don Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at September 18, 2021 02:20 PM (hOUT3)

23 I thought I might lose Charlie the Poodle this week. He became very ill. I suspect because he helped himself to the Big Bag of Dog Treats and ate a bunch of Greenie toothbrushes, at least that happened and a few days later he became ill. After an expensive trip to the doggie emergency room, he has finished his regimen of medication, the last pill was this morning, and he has his joie de vivre back and appears well.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at September 18, 2021 02:20 PM (d9FiS)

24 That's a herd of cats.

Posted by: Michael Mann at September 18, 2021 02:21 PM (JUOKG)

25 Bless the Beasts and Morons.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) has drink taken at September 18, 2021 02:21 PM (6RVJj)

26 Beautiful pet morons! And I love the baby and the hounds pic

Posted by: CN at September 18, 2021 02:25 PM (ONvIw)

27 Update from Shep's Place. Sissy got adopted while I was gone. She's a very sweet dog and I'm so happy for her. Teddy, the Bichon is doing better and finally letting people pet her. She got a much needed grooming yesterday. I will be doing a shift tomorrow. I really missed them while I was gone.

Posted by: Jewells45 at September 18, 2021 02:26 PM (nxdel)

28 Oops, Teddy is a male not female.

Posted by: Jewells45 at September 18, 2021 02:26 PM (nxdel)

29 Wife left door open for some unknown reason. Sparky the cat brought in a bunny and commenced to eat it on hallway rug. Much cleaning required.

Posted by: Ronster at September 18, 2021 02:28 PM (TS8/c)

30 Love the pet thread. Paisley is actually my first dog so I haven't experienced loss of a dog.
I have no doubt it would be devastating.

I have lost a few beta fish.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at September 18, 2021 02:30 PM (cSyAR)

31 I have lost a few beta fish.

I went through 3 of them and gave up. They all died on me within a few months. Wyatt, Doc and Kate.

Posted by: Jewells45 at September 18, 2021 02:34 PM (nxdel)

32 Love that top picture!

VTK those kittens are adorable! I'd take them all if I could.

This a.m. Vic said he has 7(?) kittens to find homes for.

I could easily be labelled a crazy cat lady!

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at September 18, 2021 02:34 PM (Z/jzm)

33 Last dog died on Christmas. I still don't want another one. What I got instead was bees. My girls are really mellow. Dropped the hive cover one day when it was covered with bees and they only stung me three times. Happy mellow bees.

Posted by: These fish sticks are hard as tits at September 18, 2021 02:35 PM (3AD8C)

34 A lot depends on when you lose a pet. The sudden death of a young animal are the very worst. With older animals, you can see them starting to fail and can prepare for the end. Cancer is awful because you feel like you should be able to save them.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at September 18, 2021 02:37 PM (YynYJ)

35 Pets:

I lost a beloved dog, a yellow lab, 5 years ago last August. It was a little like losing a member of the family; just a little. He was a great dog, a good friend and companion. I still miss him.
A few years later, lost the old female kitty that we had raised as an abandoned kitten. The cat and dog were actually good friends, and the cat was really upset when the dog "disappeared". She was a calico, and quite the little diva. Very moody, but also could be very friendly.
Our little friends do teach about the transitory nature of life. Their lives are just usually much shorter than ours.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative...Living on the Prison Planet at September 18, 2021 02:37 PM (tjZg/)

36 Last dog died on Christmas. I still don't want another one. What I got instead was bees. My girls are really mellow. Dropped the hive cover one day when it was covered with bees and they only stung me three times. Happy mellow bees.
Posted by: These fish sticks are hard as tits at September 18, 2021 02:35 PM (3AD8C)

That's three more stings than I would care to experience.
Do you get used to it.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at September 18, 2021 02:37 PM (cSyAR)

37 I wondered how I had never heard of the 9/11 rescue dog before. Now I see various comments & Snopes (fwiw) say it's fake. Alas. Wish I'd noticed that before I forwarded the link.

File under too good to be true.

Posted by: mindful webworker's cell at September 18, 2021 02:37 PM (yyGX4)

38 Are the beanie babies coming to the TXMoMe? Because we are looking for a kitteh friend in the near future.

Posted by: Emmie at September 18, 2021 02:40 PM (6RgRK)

39 One sting doesn't hurt. Like a static shock then a little burn. One sting is a warning. If you keep doing THAT you will get stung 10 times or 100 times and that will hurt.

Posted by: These fish sticks are hard as tits at September 18, 2021 02:40 PM (3AD8C)

40 Cancer is awful because you feel like you should be able to save them.
Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward

My dog and cat both died from cancer. I didn't realize how sick the dog was. He just collapsed one night.
I knew for months the cat was dying. She just got thinner and thinner. I gave her steroids with cheese, and that helped for a while. And then, she just stopped eating. Finally, I had her euthanized. It was the last gift I could give to my little friend, not to suffer and be in pain the last week or so of her life.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative...Living on the Prison Planet at September 18, 2021 02:42 PM (tjZg/)

41 My dog is 9.5 years old, her breed's average life span is 6-8 years (Berner). Bought a ramp for her this summer to help her get into the back of the station wagon.

Next up is one of those sling things with a handle in case we ever need to support her back legs while she walks. While browsing, I noticed they make full body slings. One pic improbably showed a guy holding a golden retriever like a purse, with the strap over his shoulder. For big dogs I think two people would have to share the load.

Posted by: JuJuBee at September 18, 2021 02:43 PM (hvjsD)

42 Not that I would know anything about it you see, but there are some ladies who make their living...umm...dancing around and on a pole. Sometimes they take off their clothes too. Not that I would know, you understand.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 18, 2021 02:18 PM (kTF2Z)


*grabs wallet*

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at September 18, 2021 02:44 PM (qBY2k)

43 I think that's entirely nasty of people to make up a story about a rescue dog in 9/11.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 18, 2021 02:47 PM (AJzTi)

44 Heres a true story about a 9/11 hero guide dog. Saved her owner, not over 900 people. Well done Roselle

tinyurl.com/4r6nsmb7

Posted by: PaleRider is simply Irredeemable at September 18, 2021 02:50 PM (pxVvf)

45 I made a black wool cardigan. Blocked it out on the floor all nice and neat. Poochy said "thanks for the new bed, hoss" and promptly curled up on it.

Thanks, pooch. You're a mensch.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at September 18, 2021 02:50 PM (6FeV1)

46 Honestly, our collie Star is going to be our last dog.

We can't deal with the heartbreak of losing them any more.

Our golden, Press, was my wife's favorite dog of her entire 70 years of life. Press has been gone a year now, and my wife still cries.

Posted by: Dave in Fla (fC3dn) at September 18, 2021 02:55 PM (5p7BC)

47  I think that's entirely nasty of people to make up a story about a rescue dog in 9/11.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke


Yes. I wasn't skeptical enough.There was heroism aplenty, including search dogs.

Posted by: mindful webworker's cell at September 18, 2021 02:55 PM (yyGX4)

48 Adorable picture up top, Sobek has a gorgeous picture as usual and the pictures are lovely. Now I want a kitten.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 18, 2021 02:58 PM (AJzTi)

49 Great pet pics, as per usual.

Thanks to all who submitted the pictures.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (2SdPm) at September 18, 2021 03:01 PM (2SdPm)

50 Nice Pets Y'all!

Hope Tango, Bravo, Alpha and Charley find good homes!

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at September 18, 2021 03:02 PM (R/m4+)

51 Don't have yet: cat.
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at September 18, 2021 02:18 PM (OU+8W)

I think VTK could help you with that.

Posted by: April -- dash my lace wigs! at September 18, 2021 03:03 PM (OX9vb)

52 My mom has lost her dog other than death and it's probably harder. She has to go to assisted living and can't keep him. Fortunately the pet sitter I was able to get has decided to adopt 'Henry' after caring for him for a month and a half.

She's devastated.

Posted by: Just a side note at September 18, 2021 03:04 PM (2DOZq)

53 Heres a true story about a 9/11 hero guide dog. Saved her owner, not over 900 people. Well done Roselle

tinyurl.com/4r6nsmb7
Posted by: PaleRider is simply Irredeemable at September 18, 2021 02:50 PM (pxVvf)

Oh, thanks for that, Pale Rider, well done, indeed Roselle.
And yes, Fenelon, totally nasty to make up that story.

Sobek, such a lovely drawing, glad you share with us!

Posted by: Pony Tail at September 18, 2021 03:05 PM (tzZq2)

54 Hey, everybody,

People asked about Chekov D. Siberian, the older cat who was ailing. He still is, unfortunately. Quick recap: He went into a kind of shock, hiding and hardly eating, when we evacuated to B'ham on 8/31. We took him to an emergency vet on Labor Day; he rallied, but relapsed. He's had another vet visit, and his lab results showed nothing wildly wrong -- he does not seem to be diabetic -- but still he is listless and withdrawn. He's eating, yes, some wet food mixed with his dry Rx food, using the box, purring when petted, but still sitting under the armchair or near it and moving as if it hurts him. I'm waiting for the results of another lab test, which they said would take a day or 2.

He's 14, and maybe it's his time to check out . . . but he was acting like a cat in the prime of life before we took him on that long car trip to Birmingham.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 18, 2021 03:06 PM (c6xtn)

55 ok I'm interested in the bee thing!

how did you get started, fish sticks?

Posted by: BlackOrchid at September 18, 2021 03:06 PM (j9HX3)

56 Posted by: Just a side note at September 18, 2021 03:04 PM (2DOZq)

I would think that would be very hard. Is there a way the place will allow the pet sitter the have the dog visit her in assisted living every so often?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 18, 2021 03:07 PM (AJzTi)

57 Nice Pets Y'all!

Hope Tango, Bravo, Alpha and Charley find good homes!
Posted by: Hairyback Guy at September 18, 2021


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They look much like Tatiana the Wonder Siberian did. She had a bit more white on her face, but she too was a brown (well, mostly grayish brown) tabby.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 18, 2021 03:07 PM (c6xtn)

58 Oh, Wolfus, that's so sad! I hope he still has some good time in him.

Posted by: April -- dash my lace wigs! at September 18, 2021 03:07 PM (OX9vb)

59 Don't have yet: cat.
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at September 18, 2021 02:18 PM (OU+8W)

I think VTK could help you with that.
Posted by: April -- dash my lace wigs! at September 18, 2021 03:03 PM (OX9vb)

Aha, excellent idea, they are adorable. Take two!

Posted by: Pony Tail at September 18, 2021 03:08 PM (tzZq2)

60 She's devastated.
Posted by: Just a side note at September 18, 2021 03:04 PM (2DOZq)

Oh, I'm so sorry, how terribly sad.

Posted by: Pony Tail at September 18, 2021 03:09 PM (tzZq2)

61 Dave,

My dog died two weeks ago and she was my favorite dog out of many we had in our almost 50 year marriage. I can't stop crying about losing her. There are some pets that completely take our hearts. Hopefully time will help your wife. I understand how she feels.

Best to you both,

four seasons

Posted by: four seasons at September 18, 2021 03:10 PM (PisyI)

62 Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 18, 2021 03:06 PM (c6xtn)

I'm sorry Chekov D. Siberian is still having problems after the trip back and forth.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 18, 2021 03:10 PM (AJzTi)

63 I prefer getting an adult cat or dog that needs a new home, do not have the time and energy for a youngster but sooo cute.
Posted by: PaleRider is simply Irredeemable at September 18, 2021


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I keep saying, "No more Siberian cats, no more white-and-blacks, no more kittens, maybe no more male cats." Siberians are lovely and fun, but they can be prickly and/or sickly. White-and-blacks, every one I've known has been a nipper. Kittens drive you nuts. And the girl cats I've had were all fine with going into the carrier when necessary; every one of the males has fought me.

I will probably discard any one of the above "rules" on a whim.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 18, 2021 03:12 PM (c6xtn)

64 As much as I wish it were true, the tale of Daisy & the WTC isn't. https://tinyurl.com/5kes7568 & https://tinyurl.com/merfrcrb

Posted by: aelfheld at September 18, 2021 03:14 PM (Zy9Yy)

65 Dave and four seasons, I'm so very sorry for the loss of your fur friends.
Hugs

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at September 18, 2021 03:15 PM (EGSGm)

66 Condolences to all on losing their beloved pets.

Posted by: JuJuBee at September 18, 2021 03:15 PM (hvjsD)

67 Oh, Wolfus, that's so sad! I hope he still has some good time in him.
Posted by: April -- dash my lace wigs! at September 18, 2021


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I don't know why it's so difficult for them to trace the problem down with all the blood work and urinalysis panels they've done. At the last visit they gave him some Ringer's fluid, as he seemed a little dehydrated. Now I have noted that his nose is dripping on occasion, as if he might have a cold or some kind of infection.

Wolf, the big black cat, is over at Linda's so that I can monitor this one's food intake and litter box use. As much like brothers as they've seemed over the lat 10 years, it startles me to see how little Wolf seems to be worried about his roommate.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 18, 2021 03:16 PM (c6xtn)

68 She's devastated.

Oh man I'm so sorry. I went through that with my mom and her cat. It was so hard on mom. But we found Mooshie a good home.

Posted by: Jewells45 at September 18, 2021 03:17 PM (nxdel)

69 I wants to thank Vice Presdent Haniss for doing a grate jobs to fix the border problem created by Trump. We love Vice Presdint Harrris and all he be done for this county.

Posted by: Mary Cloginstien from Brattleboro, VT at September 18, 2021 03:18 PM (c/Cmx)

70 The baby weasel is a form of weasel. Did I get that right?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at September 18, 2021 03:19 PM (VxC1e)

71 https://www.speedbump.com/#/weite/

This is the website for the man, Dave Coverly, that did the cartoon above. Scroll down two cartoons and look on left to see "Cone of shame" dog cartoon. It made me laugh.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 18, 2021 03:20 PM (AJzTi)

72 And yes, I've lost a number of cats since I was a boy, and more than a few since I became an adult. It's never easy.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 18, 2021 03:20 PM (c6xtn)

73 It's tough losing a pet especially when we prefer them to humans, lol.

Posted by: four seasons at September 18, 2021 03:22 PM (PisyI)

74 C'mon, people! Let's get this thread to 100!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 18, 2021 03:24 PM (c6xtn)

75 Posted by: Mary Cloginstien from Brattleboro, VT at September 18, 2021 03:18 PM (c/Cmx)

Com'on . Save the political socking for an open thread.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 18, 2021 03:24 PM (AJzTi)

76 Mary Cloggenstein was funnier when she only made the occasional funny spelling error.

I'll bet she had 40 cats.

Posted by: April -- dash my lace wigs! at September 18, 2021 03:26 PM (OX9vb)

77 Emmie, a friend that lives here and comes to the MoMe has 8 5to6 wk old kittens. You can have all you want.

Posted by: Ben Had at September 18, 2021 03:27 PM (hqcjl)

78 Funny dog photos with captions. There are quite a few good ones. I particularly laughed at one of the dog in the blue birthday hat:

https://tinyurl.com/3p4w3xza

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 18, 2021 03:28 PM (AJzTi)

79 Sorry, Fen, for cutting out earlier, but I had forgotten and appointment related to kid2's wedding.

Posted by: CN at September 18, 2021 03:29 PM (ONvIw)

80 Sorry, Dave and Four Seasons, about the death of your furry family members.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 18, 2021 03:30 PM (AJzTi)

81 64 As much as I wish it were true, the tale of Daisy & the WTC isn't. https://tinyurl.com/5kes7568 & https://tinyurl.com/merfrcrb
Posted by: aelfheld at September 18, 2021 03:14 PM (Zy9Yy)

Appreciated!

Posted by: m at September 18, 2021 03:30 PM (Zsfob)

82 Posted by: CN at September 18, 2021 03:29 PM (ONvIw)

That's o.k. I figure people come and go here.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 18, 2021 03:31 PM (AJzTi)

83 Thanks for the thread. It always brings a smile to my face to see the pets. Even if there are some sad stories.

Posted by: MikeM at September 18, 2021 03:31 PM (xPTqL)

84 77 Emmie, a friend that lives here and comes to the MoMe has 8 5to6 wk old kittens. You can have all you want.
Posted by: Ben Had at September 18, 2021 03:27 PM (hqcjl)


Uh, oh. Just wait till Mr. B finds out!

Thank you, Ben Had! I will probably want to meet the kitties.

Posted by: Emmie at September 18, 2021 03:31 PM (6RgRK)

85 Emmie, no problem- they are about a mile from me.

Posted by: Ben Had at September 18, 2021 03:32 PM (hqcjl)

86 I wish somebody could take all four of VTK's kitties. They look like they are tons of fun together.

Posted by: m at September 18, 2021 03:33 PM (Zsfob)

87 82: Me too, but I did ask a question.
Thanks for the answers, I'm still not believing that "playing God" is a good idea, even if it just means to do good (and it meant more in the sermon). He said the term was loaded with unnecessary baggage, I thought it was a slippery slope, that we are already sliding down.

Posted by: CN at September 18, 2021 03:33 PM (ONvIw)

88 My little Bogie is hating the grandsons return to school. Somewhat morose

Posted by: CN at September 18, 2021 03:34 PM (ONvIw)

89 Oh man I'm so sorry. I went through that with my mom and her cat. It was so hard on mom. But we found Mooshie a good home.
Posted by: Jewells45 at September 18, 2021 03:17 PM (nxdel)

Thanks. Finding a good home certainly made me feel better and I'm sure it would have been even worse for my mom if we hadn't found someone great to adopt him.

Posted by: Just a side note at September 18, 2021 03:35 PM (2DOZq)

90 CN, yeah, pets get used to routine just like we do.

Posted by: four seasons at September 18, 2021 03:36 PM (PisyI)

91 Just a side note,

What kind of dog?

Posted by: four seasons at September 18, 2021 03:37 PM (PisyI)

92 The Beanies are too cute!

Posted by: redridinghood at September 18, 2021 03:38 PM (NpAcC)

93 I wish somebody could take all four of VTK's kitties. They look like they are tons of fun together.
Posted by: m at September 18, 2021


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Take 2 at the most. That's 4 times as much fun and trouble as 1 kitten, they can keep each other company, and you'll (maybe) be able to sleep at night. Four kittens? 16 times the trouble of 1.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 18, 2021 03:38 PM (c6xtn)

94 Posted by: CN at September 18, 2021 03:33 PM (ONvIw)

I understand your concern. I wouldn't have liked its use either.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 18, 2021 03:39 PM (AJzTi)

95 90. I went to pick up the younger one at school on Wednesday as I was taking him to the dentist. When Bogie saw him he got very excited and happy, then passed the car to go back in the building for his back pack. Bogie was in agony for a bit, flopped down on his seat and squealed miserably. I've never had such an emotional doggo. You'd have thought he was injured. Perked right up when the little one came back.

Posted by: CN at September 18, 2021 03:39 PM (ONvIw)

96 CN, yeah, pets get used to routine just like we do.

Yep. Moose is pacing around because he knows mom is due home anytime. She gets off at 3:30. It's 3:40. Little stinker.

Posted by: Jewells45 at September 18, 2021 03:39 PM (nxdel)

97 Too cute CN!

Posted by: four seasons at September 18, 2021 03:40 PM (PisyI)

98 Perked right up when the little one came back.
Posted by: CN

That's so cute

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at September 18, 2021 03:41 PM (LgMzo)

99 CN, that's hilarious!

Posted by: Jewells45 at September 18, 2021 03:42 PM (nxdel)

100 I had to go get nose raped, and now I'm waiting (forever) for a cab outside this Japanese themed arcade in Denver. Some crusty old hippie drove up in a Tesla and asked me what I'm doing here. "Waiting on a cab, what's it to you, buddy?" I say. He says "oh nothing, no big deal," and gets back in and drives off. I feel like there's been a glitch in the Matrix.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at September 18, 2021 03:42 PM (/VBVZ)

101 100!

Posted by: m at September 18, 2021 03:42 PM (Zsfob)

102 I've been looking at rescue websites for a dog. I swear some of the sites seem sketchy.

Posted by: four seasons at September 18, 2021 03:42 PM (PisyI)

103 CN, yeah, pets get used to routine just like we do.

Yep. Moose is pacing around because he knows mom is due home anytime. She gets off at 3:30. It's 3:40. Little stinker.
Posted by: Jewells45 at September 18, 2021


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Linda swears to this day that Arizona the Maine Coon mix would station himself near the door of our apartment in Denver every afternoon about 4:00-4:15. I usually came home about 4:30. Make of that what you will.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 18, 2021 03:42 PM (c6xtn)

104
I understand your concern. I wouldn't have liked its use either.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 18, 2021 03:39 PM (AJzTi)

It seemed very much like the serpent "you won't die, you'll be like God". I thought it was very inappropriate with kids in the audience.

I wonder how long it will take Bogie to adjust to the boys not coming every morning. At 8ish he runs around with the leash expecting to go pick them up. I've been driving him to the park instead, but he's not as happy

Posted by: CN at September 18, 2021 03:43 PM (ONvIw)

105 100 I had to go get nose raped, and now I'm waiting (forever) for a cab outside this Japanese themed arcade in Denver. Some crusty old hippie drove up in a Tesla and asked me what I'm doing here. "Waiting on a cab, what's it to you, buddy?" I say. He says "oh nothing, no big deal," and gets back in and drives off. I feel like there's been a glitch in the Matrix.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at September 18, 2021 03:42 PM (/VBVZ)

Happy Saturday!

Posted by: m at September 18, 2021 03:43 PM (Zsfob)

106 YD, that's really weird

Posted by: four seasons at September 18, 2021 03:44 PM (PisyI)

107 YD, weird.

Posted by: April -- dash my lace wigs! at September 18, 2021 03:44 PM (OX9vb)

108 97, 98, 99: It was funny but amazing that he was so pained by the imaginary slight.

Posted by: CN at September 18, 2021 03:44 PM (ONvIw)

109 I had to go get nose raped, and now I'm waiting (forever) for a cab outside this Japanese themed arcade in Denver. . . .
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at September 18, 2021


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Nose r--

Oh. The Swab? Gah.

Where is that arcade, by the way, in LoDo?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 18, 2021 03:45 PM (c6xtn)

110 Wolfus. They know.

Posted by: Jewells45 at September 18, 2021 03:47 PM (nxdel)

111 I avoid the Pet Thread like the plague, mostly, since my closest pets are an orb spider and an Eastern fence lizard...

Might I subtly suggest a slight expansion of this thread to at least one other topic? Possible ideas --

Boobs.
Vintage boobs.
Free range boobs.

Hey, I'm just spitballin' here. At least it's within the bounds, +100 comments.

Posted by: GnuBreed, vax-free pureblood at September 18, 2021 03:50 PM (F0YaR)

112 i am glad for all my cats that are always glad to see me and stare at me and sometmes lick and nibble me at night but usuelly don't draw too much blood.

Posted by: Mary Clogenstein from Brattleboro Vermouth at September 18, 2021 03:50 PM (Tnijr)

113 Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at September 18, 2021 03:42 PM (/VBVZ)

Maybe he would have given you a ride.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 18, 2021 03:50 PM (AJzTi)

114
Boobs.
Vintage boobs.
Free range boobs.

Hey, I'm just spitballin' here. At least it's within the bounds, +100 comments.
Posted by: GnuBreed, vax-free pureblood at September 18, 2021 03:50 PM (F0YaR)


I think we get enough of that on other threads. No thanks. I'd prefer a 200 comment rule

Posted by: CN at September 18, 2021 03:51 PM (ONvIw)

115 Posted by: GnuBreed
___

Because boobs aren't talked about in every other thread?

Sorry you have no pets, but seriously, all boobs all the time gets kinda stale.

Posted by: SMH - The War has been won, only the battles remain, as usual at September 18, 2021 03:52 PM (bgWIn)

116 He says "oh nothing, no big deal," and gets back in and drives off. I feel like there's been a glitch in the Matrix.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at September 18, 2021 03:42 PM (/VBVZ)


He was trying to pick you up, YD!

Posted by: CN at September 18, 2021 03:53 PM (ONvIw)

117 Chekov emerged, ate a bit, and is now sitting purring loudly on the carpet with me. Hard to type with one hand while I pet the cat with the other, but ya gotta do what ya gotta do.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 18, 2021 03:53 PM (c6xtn)

118 117 Chekov emerged, ate a bit, and is now sitting purring loudly on the carpet with me. Hard to type with one hand while I pet the cat with the other, but ya gotta do what ya gotta do.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 18, 2021 03:53 PM (c6xtn)

Sounds great. I love that sound.

Posted by: CN at September 18, 2021 03:54 PM (ONvIw)

119 Because boobs aren't talked about in every other thread?

Sorry you have no pets, but seriously, all boobs all the time gets kinda stale.

Posted by: SMH - The War has been won, only the battles remain, as usual at September 18, 2021 03:52 PM (bgWIn)


Well, make your own suggestions then. This thread is kinda sickly as is.

Nevermind, I'll go back to ignoring this one. Have fun!

Posted by: GnuBreed, vax-free pureblood at September 18, 2021 03:56 PM (F0YaR)

120 Chekov emerged, ate a bit, and is now sitting purring loudly on the carpet with me. Hard to type with one hand while I pet the cat with the other, but ya gotta do what ya gotta do.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 18, 2021 03:53 PM (c6xtn)

Sounds great. I love that sound.
Posted by: CN at September 18, 2021


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He's loud, but he can't compare with the purr of the late great Marie-Antoinette. You could hear her across a quiet room. HIs brother Wolf, you've got to touch his throat to know he's purring.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 18, 2021 03:57 PM (c6xtn)

121 Some threads should be kept to the intended topic. I always loved the food thread but even there I see disgusting comments.

Posted by: four seasons at September 18, 2021 03:58 PM (PisyI)

122 120. A good loud purr is a very comforting sound. They sort of share contentment.

Posted by: CN at September 18, 2021 03:58 PM (ONvIw)

123 Well, bye.

Posted by: SMH - The War has been won, only the battles remain, as usual at September 18, 2021 03:59 PM (bgWIn)

124 A good loud purr is a very comforting sound. They sort of share contentment.
Posted by: CN at September 18, 2021


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Yes . . . though I have known cats to purr when they're sick too. It's a communication device -- cats don't purr when they are completely alone -- and they may be trying to tell us something's wrong at a time like that.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 18, 2021 04:00 PM (c6xtn)

125 123 Well, bye.

Posted by: SMH - The War has been won, only the battles remain, as usual at September 18, 2021 03:59 PM (bgWIn)


Oooh, a Tombstone quote. Now I'm wounded.

Posted by: GnuBreed, vax-free pureblood at September 18, 2021 04:01 PM (F0YaR)

126 Go away a hole

Posted by: four seasons at September 18, 2021 04:01 PM (PisyI)

127 My orange tabby, Noni, is lying on his back in the middle of the floor, sleeping.

His paws are sticking straight up, and he looks like he's dead.

Posted by: SMH - The War has been won, only the battles remain, as usual at September 18, 2021 04:03 PM (bgWIn)

128 Eh. I like threads like these. They're like a balm for the soul.

Brian's Mum: A BOMB???

Wise man: no, a balm.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Keith's Son at September 18, 2021 04:03 PM (x8Wzq)

129 Yes . . . though I have known cats to purr when they're sick too. It's a communication device -- cats don't purr when they are completely alone -- and they may be trying to tell us something's wrong at a time like that.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 18, 2021 04:00 PM (c6xtn)

I didn't know that. It almost seems trance-like at times. Many years ago, my brother had a cat who'd lie on the sofa, close her eyes, and purr. Hypnotic.

Posted by: CN at September 18, 2021 04:04 PM (ONvIw)

130 *eye-roll*

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Keith's Son at September 18, 2021 04:04 PM (x8Wzq)

131 SMH,

We had a Great Dane who slept like that sometimes. It was so funny.

Posted by: four seasons at September 18, 2021 04:05 PM (PisyI)

132 Where is that arcade, by the way, in LoDo?
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 18, 2021 03:45 PM (c6xtn)

Nah, not 1-Up. This place was up north, Akihabara, I think it was called.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at September 18, 2021 04:06 PM (/VBVZ)

133 I have known cats to purr when they're sick too. It's a communication device -- cats don't purr when they are completely alone -- and they may be trying to tell us something's wrong at a time like that.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 18, 2021 04:00 PM (c6xtn)

I didn't know that. It almost seems trance-like at times. Many years ago, my brother had a cat who'd lie on the sofa, close her eyes, and purr. Hypnotic.
Posted by: CN at September 18, 2021


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In the last 2 weeks of her life, little Oreo the part-Persian tuxedo cat would sit on Linda's lap and purr as I administered the Ringer's solution under her skin. Though she seemed to feel better afterward, so perhaps it was pleasure or contentment

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 18, 2021 04:07 PM (c6xtn)

134 In the last 2 weeks of her life, little Oreo the part-Persian tuxedo cat would sit on Linda's lap and purr as I administered the Ringer's solution under her skin. Though she seemed to feel better afterward, so perhaps it was pleasure or contentment
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 18, 2021 04:07 PM (c6xtn)

Kidney problems?

Posted by: CN at September 18, 2021 04:07 PM (ONvIw)

135 My niece has a calico kitteh shaped like an ottoman who crosses her front paws and sleeps on them. It's really adorable, even though kitteh hisses at me when I walk by.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Keith's Son at September 18, 2021 04:09 PM (x8Wzq)

136 Where is that arcade, by the way, in LoDo?
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 18, 2021 03:45 PM (c6xtn)

Nah, not 1-Up. This place was up north, Akihabara, I think it was called.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at September 18, 2021


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Oh, way up in Westminster. My only memory of that area was attending a social meeting on a cold sunny Sunday afternoon. When I walked outside 2 hours later, it was snowing and I had to scrape off my car's windows before I could pick my way home down I-25.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 18, 2021 04:09 PM (c6xtn)

137 Years ago I had a friend who named his cat Boobs.

Posted by: JuJuBee at September 18, 2021 04:11 PM (slmIp)

138 little Oreo the part-Persian tuxedo cat would sit on Linda's lap and purr as I administered the Ringer's solution under her skin. Though she seemed to feel better afterward, so perhaps it was pleasure or contentment.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 18, 2021

Kidney problems?
Posted by: CN at September 18, 2021


***
Yes, that was what eventually carried her off. I don't know how old she was. She'd lived with me for 6 years. The woman who sold her to me said she, Oreo I mean, was 5 at the time -- but the vet I took her to shortly afterward thought she was probably older.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 18, 2021 04:11 PM (c6xtn)

139 Wolfus my BIL had a kitteh named Oreo. Had her for years. He rescues cats all the time. Takes them to get spade or neutered, brings them home, feeds them. Eventually they settle in. He has 4 cats right now.

Posted by: Jewells45 at September 18, 2021 04:11 PM (nxdel)

140 Wolfus my BIL had a kitteh named Oreo. Had her for years. He rescues cats all the time. Takes them to get spade or neutered, brings them home, feeds them. Eventually they settle in. He has 4 cats right now.
Posted by: Jewells45 at September 18, 2021


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There are at conservative estimates a billion cats named Oreo right now, even when the cats are more white than black. My Oreo came with that name, and she knew it; and it suited her -- she was little and round and sweet, and mostly black with a white filling.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 18, 2021 04:13 PM (c6xtn)

141 Wonderful pet thread again! That sky-sailing doggy sure looks happier than I would be.

Posted by: Russkilitlover at September 18, 2021 04:15 PM (nWxPx)

142 If I ever have another black-and-white tuxedo cat, I'm gonna name him/her Hydrox. Anybody can call his B & W cat "Oreo." Same reason I named the big black cat "Wolf": Anybody can call his all-black cat "Midnight" or "Satan" or "Shadow."

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 18, 2021 04:16 PM (c6xtn)

143 138: My previous doggo was older than the rescue stated according to the vet. I was still glad to have had him for seven years, but thinking he was younger made the health problems tougher in a way.

A colleague had a kitty with kidney issues and did the Ringers solution for a few years. He always felt better when the lytes were more normal.

Posted by: CN at September 18, 2021 04:16 PM (ONvIw)

144 7 great animal war heroes

https://tinyurl.com/5x4npbun

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 18, 2021 04:20 PM (AJzTi)

145 141 Wonderful pet thread again! That sky-sailing doggy sure looks happier than I would be.
Posted by: Russkilitlover at September 18, 2021 04:15 PM (nWxPx)

I love the pet thread! It's nice to share a love for our animal family members, even in grief.

Posted by: CN at September 18, 2021 04:20 PM (ONvIw)

146 Awesome pets! Just got back from a good day of riding and brotherhood. A little hot, but not too bad. Gonna relax and watch some college ball and a little NASCAR.

Hope y'all have had a great Caturday!!

Posted by: Jak Sucio at September 18, 2021 04:26 PM (jvt6t)

147 Noodus chessitorum

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 18, 2021 04:33 PM (c6xtn)

148 CHESS/DRESS NOOD

Posted by: Skip guy who says NOOD at September 18, 2021 04:33 PM (2JoB8)

149 The Taliban replaced signs for Afghanistan's women's ministry with those for the ministry of virtue and vice, reintroducing a department that became defunct when they lost control of the country in 2001.

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 18, 2021 04:34 PM (yrol0)

150 The 37-year-old fashionista who made waves at the Met Gala with Democratic-Socialist AOC last week is a notorious tax deadbeat with unpaid debts dogging her in multiple states, records show.

Tax deadbeat for the Rich.

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 18, 2021 04:35 PM (yrol0)

151 Anyone here own rabbits? I'd really like an Angora since they might be able to do double duty as floof need fulfill-er and knitting project supplement, but rabbits are one of the few critters I don't really have experience in. (A decade ago I WAS very much tempted to adopt a black and white by the name of Sebastian whom the bunny shelter staff had dubbed "the vampire bunny" for his penchant for nibbling their necks when he was held...I seriously wanted that bunny)

Posted by: Saber Alter at September 18, 2021 06:14 PM (8OwqE)

152 Thanks again for the pet thread. Love to see the pics.

I too am experiencing grief from the loss of a beloved pet, two years ago. We have so many coyotes here now I can't bring myself to get another and to keep him inside. So some day I'll figure it out, but until then I can see the pet thread and remember Bandit, the Best Cat in the World!

Posted by: pj at September 18, 2021 08:48 PM (G1dq6)

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