The Ace of Spades Pet Thread

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

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A Little of This. A Little of That.


  • It's a little dusty in here. (H/T Jane D'Oh)
  • Cute! (H/T Tami)
  • Misanthropic Cat? (H/T mindful webworker guy)

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    My Brother-in-law ran across a deer stuck on an electric fence. He cut him loose. Great site, thanks! - Johnny


    Originally our friend submitted a video. Unfortunately, most videos can't be uploaded to the site. However he was kind enough to submit still photos from the vid.


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    Meet The PetMorons


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    This is Sam, who was featured here a couple weeks ago. I couldn't resist drawing that wonderful face. - Sobek

    Thank you again for sharing your artistic skills with us. Wonderful work.


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    This is Sam I Am, just had his eleventh birthday. He heard a rumour that Dr. Seuss is cancelling some characters and that explains his very concerned expression. He’s up in Manitoba, Canada. - Nic not provided

    What a handsome dog in his hunting environment. Hopefully that day he had a chance to demonstrate his retrieving skills. Thanks for sharing.


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    Sadly, Casper has crossed the rainbow bridge. He was 16 and had various health issues, including a bad heart. His little heart finally gave out. - No nic provided

    So sorry to hear about your pal's passing. It sounds as if Casper had a good life with you.

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    This is Buster our newest addition to Shep's. He's a 10 year old Schnauzer Mini Pincher mix. Mostly Schnauzer. Surrendered by owner because she had to go into a nursing home. He's a very confused little guy right now but he's still very lovable and loves attention. He has a slight heart murmur and arthritis and is partially blind. We are all in love with him. - Jewells

    Buster is one lucky dog in a sad situation. It's nice to see him land in your care Jewells.

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    This is my husband's nephew's latest parrot. I don't know a lot about him, except his name is Mango and he's about two years old. The macaws don't mind him but the cockatoos don't like him (which is no surprise). I post as Notsothoreau.

    We have posted previous photos of your family's birds. Gorgeous creatures. We appreciate you sending this pic in today.

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    Attached is the last picture of all three of our girls together. Amber passed a bit over a month ago, she is the Rhodesian Ridge Back in the Photo along with Maggy below her. Molly is on the left and has been on the pet thread when she was a puppy. When we moved to Texas our BIL/SIL kept our dogs for over three months when we were looking for a house. Our BIL had a stroke and had problems remembering the dogs names so we came up with color coded names. Amber was Red Dog One, Maggy was Yellow Dog Two and when we got Molly she was dubbed Black Dog three. It worked and he had no issues after that. Red Dog One is missed by all. - No nic provided

    So sorry to hear of your loss. The pack mentality truly does miss one of their own. Interesting story on how their names arrived. Hopefully you sharing your story with us eases the pain.

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    Hi. This is Tucker Carlson. Tucker for short. This is the look I get when he realizes we have a new couch and he’s not allowed on it. Look at those eyes. I really wish dogs could talk, because I’m sure I’m getting thoroughly cussed out right now. Aside from his foul language, Tucker is the sweetest and most loving dog I’ve ever known. I think I’ll get the old couch back just so we can snuggle on it again. Thanks for the pet thread. - No nic provided

    Tucker is a good looking pooch. From personal experience you can teach a dog what can be a doggeh couch and not. We have a couch they aren't allowed on and a couch which they can use. Thanks for sharing and good luck with your pup.

    Here's a second submission from Tucker's Mom.

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    Hello again,
    Dottie and Tucker have been on the thread before, but Feryja has not. She’s the 40 pound three month old St. Bernard on the end of the couch. She’s our daughters new puppy. Super soft and lovely and she’s going to be as big as a tank. Happy Thanksgiving everyone. Don’t despair, for evil never wins. Dogs rule. Cats drool and beer is good. Lots of love from Dottie, Tucker and Feryja.


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    Hello,

    Longtime lurker, never-time commenter.

    This is Kevin, AKA KevMonster, AKA the Vanilla Killa.

    This floppy boy just came in third in the NYC mayoral race, and will probably regroup and try for governor next year. He’s a very good boy (most of the time), but like a true New Yorker, he thinks everyone wants to hear his opinions at all hours of the day & night. He’s a rescue, originally from Queens, but now living it up in Hell’s Kitchen.

    Love the pet thread & the blog.

    xo, Kate & Kev

    Thank you for coming out of your Lurker home and submitting Kev's photo and story. This particular photo looks like he was a little bit self-indulgent with the Cat Nip.


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    We had to say goodbye to Howdy, this handsome freckle face boy, on Friday.

    He was almost 15 & he rescued us 12 years ago.

    He was the best best friend a boy could hope for & he will be missed terribly.

    Goodbye, Howdy. Good boy. - RobGrogNerd

    Condolences on the passing of your family member Howdy. What a tough job to say goodbye to a pet. It sounds like he was well loved and provided much joy over the years.

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    Had been meaning to send some Red Setter pics for a while...but seem to keep getting "Distracted by something shiny" -I Post as "Birddog" and "TJ Strong" at Ace.

    Gorgeous dogs, but then again I am some what biased when it comes to Setters. That said, it's nice to see them out hunting. Thanks for sharing with us today.


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    A special Thank You to KT for filling this time slot last Saturday.

    Thanks to all of you who submitted our links today. And thank you to all who shared their pets with us today. Great content today thanks to you folks.

    If you have something you wish to share you can reach us here at petmorons at gmail dot com. Don't forget to give us your nic.

    Until next Saturday, same pet time, same pet channel. Have a great week!

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    1 Happy Caturday everyone

    Posted by: Skip at November 27, 2021 03:00 PM (2JoB8)

    2 Gorgeous pet morons!

    Posted by: CN...FJB at November 27, 2021 03:03 PM (ONvIw)

    3 Min Pin are cute dogs (running around, they remind me of little deer or horse colts.)

    Not the smartest critters on earth, in my experience.

    Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 27, 2021 03:04 PM (csEWM)

    4 Losing a pet is sad, condolences for those who have.

    Posted by: Skip at November 27, 2021 03:06 PM (2JoB8)

    5 I'm so sorry to hear about the pets that have passed.

    Posted by: Brother Northernlurker at November 27, 2021 03:07 PM (4jpCw)

    6 Buster is adorable!
    I have become a terrier person.

    Posted by: CN...FJB at November 27, 2021 03:07 PM (ONvIw)

    7 Yay pet thread. Hanging out with the pooch today, eating leftovers and being lazy. She's totally cool with that.

    Posted by: JuJuBee at November 27, 2021 03:08 PM (mNhhD)

    8 3 Min Pin are cute dogs (running around, they remind me of little deer or horse colts.)

    Not the smartest critters on earth, in my experience.


    My rescue - abandoned and picked up - rat terrier is not a brilliant dog, but he is street-smart and it takes him a bit to build trust. I bled a lot when we got him, but he's a sweetheart now, and plays well with the other three.

    Posted by: JEM at November 27, 2021 03:08 PM (cgz1y)

    9 This was Bogie's first Thanksgiving with us and he was wild about the turkey. He generally prefers poultry, but he was dancing all over for handouts.

    Posted by: CN...FJB at November 27, 2021 03:09 PM (ONvIw)

    10 When my doggie trots down the hallway her ears bounce. I love the sight.

    Posted by: Brother Northernlurker at November 27, 2021 03:10 PM (4jpCw)

    11 5 I'm so sorry to hear about the pets that have passed.

    We have two for whom I feel the clock is ticking, they are healthy and have been lifetime mates and play energetically but I know things happen.

    Posted by: JEM at November 27, 2021 03:10 PM (cgz1y)

    12 10 When my doggie trots down the hallway her ears bounce. I love the sight.
    Posted by: Brother Northernlurker at November 27, 2021 03:10 PM (4jpCw

    So cute! My jack's ears bounce too, makes them look always happy.

    Posted by: CN...FJB at November 27, 2021 03:11 PM (ONvIw)

    13 Thank you for the pet photos. All of them very cute. Hoping Buster settles in and has a great life.

    Just want to say thank you about these excellent ideas from below. Have to keep thinking.
    problem with hedges
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    Posted by: MikeM at November 27, 2021 03:11 PM (QMG4P)

    14 Rayray is a bit off his feed this morning. It is always worrying when an older dog is feeling under the weather. We don't know how old he is, but he's probably about 14 or so, he probably has liver cancer (no point in testing, I think) and he is certainly deaf and nearly blind. Usually he is a happy dude, so I'm concerned, but if it's his time, it is.

    Rayray is so even tempered, and is perfectly happy to let me trim his nails, bathe him, etc., but the one thing he truly hates is going to the vet, so we won't do that any more. A dude needs his dignity, after all.

    Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at November 27, 2021 03:12 PM (r9FP4)

    15 MisHum,

    Oops. Forgot to provide a nic. Casper was from me. He was my sisters cat.

    Posted by: Puddleglum at work at November 27, 2021 03:14 PM (KY22T)

    16 Fantastic pic of Sam I Am.

    Poor Howdy.

    Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at November 27, 2021 03:14 PM (0GGgM)

    17 Amber was our dog. She had a stroke one night and was paralyzed and couldn't use her back legs, took her to the vet but there was nothing they could do, we had to let her go that day. We got her from a rescue when she was 1, she would have been 14 in a few months.

    Posted by: Mister Scot (Formerly GWS) at November 27, 2021 03:15 PM (bVYXr)

    18 Update on Elvis, aka the fury Rosa Parks.

    As some of you might remember he inadvertently became the face of the no leash law at the parks fight here in my town. He won a unanimous victory at the town council last week. Dogs are now free to run and play save for a few hours a day when leashes are required.

    Almost as cool, my sister got a message this morning on her facebook page from a woman who lived across the street from my grandparents in NY when we were 5 - 6. We stayed with my grandparents for a few months when we moved back to town and my folks were looking for a house. My sister and this woman were inseparable for the time we lived there.

    She saw Elvis' picture and my name in our local paper and contacted my sister because as it turns out she now also lives in my small town! How's that for a small world?

    Posted by: JackStraw at November 27, 2021 03:16 PM (ZLI7S)

    19 This is our first holiday season with a dog after many pet-less years. Luna had an awesome Thanksgiving with son and his family--fawned over, petted, and she destroyed a toy they brought her with an hour. Yesterday got to woof with kids and dogs in neighbors' yards. Today she's apparently taking a total day off, not even interested in the Christmas tree that's been brought downstairs.

    Teaching me a lot about how to pace your life.

    Posted by: Art Rondelet of Malmsey at November 27, 2021 03:17 PM (fTtFy)

    20 Condolences on Howdy and Casper. Always sad to lose a family member.

    Posted by: CN...FJB at November 27, 2021 03:17 PM (ONvIw)

    21 Coulda been a contender. But I stopped to read the content.

    Posted by: Infidel at November 27, 2021 03:17 PM (LZkdC)

    22 I was very lucky to find someone to adopt my mom's dog when I moved her to semi assisted living complex. It was the owner of the dog sitting / walking / boarding business that I used when my mom was in the hospital. She knew it was a possibility that I was going to have to find someone if my mom didn't recover enough and offered to help me find someone. When the time came after taking care of him for a month she just volunteered to adopt him. That was a huge burden off my shoulders and I showed my appreciation with my check book.

    Posted by: Just a side note at November 27, 2021 03:17 PM (xIkNd)

    23 Thanks for the Pet Thread, MisHum. Always a great respite from politics.

    And what a great looking group of moronimals.

    Condolences to those whose pets have crossed the rainbow bridge.

    Posted by: olddog in mo at November 27, 2021 03:20 PM (YI36i)

    24 17 Amber was our dog. She had a stroke one night and was paralyzed and couldn't use her back legs, took her to the vet but there was nothing they could do, we had to let her go that day. We got her from a rescue when she was 1, she would have been 14 in a few months.
    Posted by: Mister Scot (Formerly GWS) at November 27, 2021 03:15 PM (bVYXr)

    Sorry to hear that, one of my aunt's dogs is probably going to have to be helped along this coming week. She is a small mixed breed and has had a couple issues for years, but her back end has stopped working on her and she can't move around any more.

    Pets are wonderful and they make our lives better. Sorry to all who have lost one.

    Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 27, 2021 03:22 PM (csEWM)

    25 Wolverines give up a TD. They still lead 35-27 with 4:45 remaining.

    Posted by: olddog in mo at November 27, 2021 03:23 PM (YI36i)

    26 An absolutely stunning Pet Thread, Mis Hum! The pups, kitties and burbs are beautiful, and it's a joy to see them so well-loved.

    Posted by: Moki at November 27, 2021 03:24 PM (JrN/x)

    27 CPT Charles is having some GI troubles this weekend, so Anko-chan is doing without cuddles and pets. She's not liking it much, and is sulking on her green cold-weather cushion.

    Posted by: exdem13 at November 27, 2021 03:26 PM (W+kMI)

    28 25 Wolverines give up a TD. They still lead 35-27 with 4:45 remaining.
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    Three minutes left to get a Buckeyes win or have a riot in Columbus.

    Posted by: exdem13 at November 27, 2021 03:26 PM (W+kMI)

    29 Thank you MisHum! Buster is doing great. He's gotten very playful and loves running in the yard. We've been blessed with nice weather since we got him. We got another new one last Wednesday a chihuahua. Baby, the husky mix that got returned by my friend has been adopted again and I think this will be a better fit for her.

    Posted by: Jewells45 deplorablethug#FJB at November 27, 2021 03:27 PM (nxdel)

    30 Ajax report:

    He's finished his anti-biotic course finally. He seems to still be annoyed by his stitches when he yawns, but they should be dissolving here in the next week or two.

    His energy level has shot back up. He is attacking those stairs (and also did a lot of herding of cats at my aunt's during thanksgiving.)

    Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 27, 2021 03:27 PM (csEWM)

    31 I'm thinking I'd like to add to my menagerie with a fresh water aquarium.

    Posted by: Brother Northernlurker at November 27, 2021 03:28 PM (4jpCw)

    32 1 Happy Caturday everyone
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    Our Anko thinks every day is Caturday. But one special day each week is fine, she supposes. It's not like she wants to have a special day to be appreciated, baka.

    Posted by: exdem13 at November 27, 2021 03:29 PM (W+kMI)

    33 Sam I Am looks very wise in that pic.

    Howdy sure was cutie. And that bedspread is the same one we have here at the lake.

    Posted by: olddog in mo at November 27, 2021 03:29 PM (YI36i)

    34 Great news Jewells!

    Posted by: Infidel at November 27, 2021 03:30 PM (LZkdC)

    35 With the weather getting colder, Bogie is hating the pavement. I've been letting him run in the backyard, and he loves running. I miss our long walks.

    Posted by: CN at November 27, 2021 03:33 PM (ONvIw)

    36 Had been meaning to send some Red Setter pics for a while...but seem to keep getting "Distracted by something shiny" -I Post as "Birddog" and "TJ Strong" at Ace.
    Gorgeous dogs, but then again I am some what biased when it comes to Setters. That said, it's nice to see them out hunting. Thanks for sharing with us today.

    Out in the long leaf pines, I see.

    Quail hunting?

    Posted by: Golfman at November 27, 2021 03:34 PM (wuZfY)

    37 Tuckers face cracks me up!

    Posted by: Jewells45 deplorablethug#FJB at November 27, 2021 03:34 PM (nxdel)

    38 I'm at the pub for a refreshing adult beverage. If Paisley would learn the word quiet she could be here with me.

    Posted by: Brother Northernlurker at November 27, 2021 03:34 PM (4jpCw)

    39 That bird is a toucan, not a parrot. Ammirite?

    Posted by: Xipe Totec at November 27, 2021 03:36 PM (/B6Iw)

    40 He's a very confused little guy right now but he's still very lovable and loves attention. He has a slight heart murmur and arthritis and is partially blind. We are all in love with him. - Jewells
    Buster is one lucky dog in a sad situation. It's nice to see him land in your care Jewells.

    Jewels. We inherited my FIL's Sheltie in August. He adapted well.

    Maybe a little too well. He has latched on to golflady. Even had to get a thundershirt for when she's gone for any time.

    He is so well behaved.

    Posted by: Golfman at November 27, 2021 03:37 PM (wuZfY)

    41 toucan, not a parrot. Ammirite?
    Posted by: Xipe Totec

    Guinness says you're right.

    Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at November 27, 2021 03:37 PM (mMQZc)

    42 Those red setters are beautiful. Those tails are remarkable. Is that a thing for red setters?

    Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 27, 2021 03:38 PM (csEWM)

    43 This would have been my 28th anniversary. Paisley's messiness would have irritated the heck out of my wife. But I'm okay with it.

    Posted by: Brother Northernlurker at November 27, 2021 03:42 PM (4jpCw)

    44 I rescued a deer stuck in a fence one day
    She went into the freezer and ecentually her hams were packed with saurkraut and taters, wrapped in foil with a beer and slowly discovered nirvana over a campfire.

    Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid, no llama sacrifice! at November 27, 2021 03:46 PM (TRGyz)

    45 Oops. Forgot to provide a nic. Casper was from me. He was my sisters cat.
    Posted by: Puddleglum at work at November 27, 2021 03:14 PM (KY22T)
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    Casper was a lucky cat. Not many cats get to live in a giant peach.

    Posted by: bluebell at November 27, 2021 03:46 PM (wyw4S)

    46 It's a toucan. I call them all parrots. Odd to think the nephew has become a bird whisperer. But it is really hard to rehome parrots, especially cockatoos.

    Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at November 27, 2021 03:47 PM (YynYJ)

    47 Golfman we had a sheltie years ago. Glad yours has settled in so well. Thundershirts are a Godsend!

    Posted by: Jewells45 deplorablethug#FJB at November 27, 2021 03:47 PM (nxdel)

    48 She saw Elvis' picture and my name in our local paper and contacted my sister because as it turns out she now also lives in my small town! How's that for a small world?
    Posted by: JackStraw at November 27, 2021 03:16 PM (ZLI7S)
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    That's amazing! Lucky for you there aren't many JackStraws in the world so you were easy to find.

    I think Elvis needs to run for Governor.

    Posted by: bluebell at November 27, 2021 03:49 PM (wyw4S)

    49 NL,

    My cousin got an aquarium after his dog died. He's on dialysis and the kidney transplant list, so can't have another pup now.

    I keep telling him he needs to write a book on this. He's had exploding fish, others dead from illness and birth of some mollies. It can be fun but is one of those hobbies that can take over. He's got three small tanks now.

    Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at November 27, 2021 03:50 PM (YynYJ)

    50 I watched another dog movie today.

    The Art of Racing in the Rain

    Why do all these movies end up with the dog dying? I guess that's why the original Incredible Journey is my favorite pet movie.

    Posted by: Just a side note at November 27, 2021 03:51 PM (xIkNd)

    51 That story of Sparkle is so sad. She's a beautiful dog.

    Posted by: Jewells45 deplorablethug#FJB at November 27, 2021 03:51 PM (nxdel)

    52 It's a toucan. I call them all parrots. Odd to think the nephew has become a bird whisperer. But it is really hard to rehome parrots, especially cockatoos.
    Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at November 27, 2021 03:47 PM (YynYJ)

    Are toucans related to parrots? Can they learn to talk?

    Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 27, 2021 03:51 PM (P3gRi)

    53 Just looked up toucans on the web. Web says they make excellent pets.

    Posted by: Xipe Totec at November 27, 2021 03:52 PM (/B6Iw)

    54 My cousin got an aquarium after his dog died. He's on dialysis and the kidney transplant list, so can't have another pup now.

    I keep telling him he needs to write a book on this. He's had exploding fish, others dead from illness and birth of some mollies. It can be fun but is one of those hobbies that can take over. He's got three small tanks now.
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    I had an aquarium years ago but gave it up after a sudden die off.

    Posted by: Brother Northernlurker at November 27, 2021 03:53 PM (6bCZ/)

    55 I keep telling him he needs to write a book on this. He's had exploding fish, others dead from illness and birth of some mollies. It can be fun but is one of those hobbies that can take over. He's got three small tanks now.
    Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at November 27, 2021 03:50 PM (YynYJ)

    One of our big problems in WWII was fish that didn't explode.

    Posted by: U.S. Navy at November 27, 2021 03:53 PM (P3gRi)

    56 >>That's amazing! Lucky for you there aren't many JackStraws in the world so you were easy to find.

    I haven't seen this woman since I was 5 and somehow we both end up in the same small town in a different state.

    Posted by: JackStraw at November 27, 2021 03:54 PM (ZLI7S)

    57 Toucans natural food is fruit loops. Don't substitute KaBoom.

    Posted by: Just a side note at November 27, 2021 03:56 PM (xIkNd)

    58 Just looked up toucans on the web. Web says they make excellent pets.
    Posted by: Xipe Totec at November 27, 2021 03:52 PM (/B6Iw)

    Just don't take them to the bar with you. They will run up a huge bill.

    Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 27, 2021 03:56 PM (P3gRi)

    59 A coworker had a parrot. They had gotten one of those magnetic sculpture or magnetic word deals and I remember him saying that was the best toy for the parrot.

    Posted by: PaleRider. Yay long weekend at November 27, 2021 03:56 PM (3cGpq)

    60 So...decades ago my ex MIL would come for Thanksgiving, and she would take the giblets from the Turkey, simmer them, and dice them for a treat for our three cats and little dog. This year I cooked a big Turkey, and son was here, so I sentimentally did the same thing for my cats, reminding my son that his gramma did the same thing.

    And not one of those five little s---s would even touch these lovingly cooked and diced organ meats. I couldn't believe it. I had to throw them out. I guess cats are too spoiled these days, like kids are. Geez.

    Posted by: skywch at November 27, 2021 03:57 PM (sKjat)

    61 Never owned a cat myself, but did have 3 grand-kitties ... Guaranteed way for me to bring them close was to try and put freshly-laundered sheets back on the beds ... No matter where they were in the house, they'd dash into the room and leap into the center of the bed after I'd attached only one corner of the bottom fitted sheet!

    Posted by: Kathy at November 27, 2021 03:57 PM (h3RRP)

    62 One of our big problems in WWII was fish that didn't explode.
    Posted by: U.S. Navy at November 27, 2021 03:53 PM (P3gRi)

    *golfclap*

    Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 27, 2021 03:57 PM (csEWM)

    63 Aquariums are a daily struggle. Th the fish dont die from disease they murder each other.

    Posted by: Xipe Totec at November 27, 2021 03:58 PM (/B6Iw)

    64 Afternoon, all,

    Toucan do it too! (Just had to pun, there.)

    Chekov the Ailing Codger Cat is coming along; not really better, but no worse. I refilled his Rxs today, the prednisone liquid he gets in the evening, and now gabapentin pills I need to crush and mix into his wet food 2x a day. (We're able to get the liquid down him, but I fear there would be no hope to add pills to what he considers torture.) He moves sort of like an elderly armadillo now, but purrs when we pet him and tries to spend some time with us every day. I guess this is just the way his twilight time will be.

    Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 27, 2021 04:00 PM (c6xtn)

    65 We had Thanksgiving dinner at Daughter and SiL's house; SonM and cousinS as well as Milady and me. AAAnnd the two dogs SiL had since before they met, aaannd the two cats, first featured here a year ago last September when they were newfound kittens - someone dubbed them the two-headed kitty. They have grown up to be pretty big. They still snuggle like when they were kittens, but not so much.

    Our own two cats don't cuddle with each other at all. While we were feasting, they were locked all belonely in the house. Couldn't take them with us - they don't play well with others.

    Now that we have only two cats, you'd think there would finally be no competitive jousting for the two laps available. You'd be wrong.

    Always enjoy the Pet Thread. Thanks MH, scritches to all the critters and commenters.

    Posted by: mindful webworker - the nest isn't empty if you have pets at November 27, 2021 04:00 PM (jftHt)

    66 I have a prayer request for Lucy. She's my son's very sweet, very smart, and very OCD Basenji-Border Collie mix who is getting treated for cancer.

    Thanks!

    Posted by: Furious George at November 27, 2021 04:01 PM (/CjL8)

    67 Thankful for Vicious Adopted Parrot, after feasting on fresh red hot chili, busy destroying Home Depot wood shims glued together. To Destroy IsTo Enjoy!

    Posted by: Commissar of Plenty and Lysenko gender fluid at November 27, 2021 04:01 PM (jKtMq)

    68 Skywch. Heh. I think our dog ate the giblets last year after I simmered them and went "nope, don't want this in my gravy" This year I just threw them away along with the turkey neck. Last year I threw away like 3 necks I had been saving with "might make soup" and decided I do not need to freeze the necks for x years before throwing them away anymore.

    Posted by: PaleRider. Yay long weekend at November 27, 2021 04:01 PM (3cGpq)

    69 Just a consideration for those facing a Rainbow Bridge situation. I had to put down my feisty Tucker Frenchton (Frenchie x Boston Terrier cross) far too soon, but I took him to the vet. The vet staff were very understanding and let us stay with him, but in an antiseptic stainless steel room. I swore never again would I do this.

    I was able to find a vet that made euthanasia house calls, when the next two ancient pups were irreparably failing, they died in my arms after being given extra love and treats. It was a graceful way to leave us, and worth every penny to me.

    Not always possible to do, I know, but I think it left both of us in a better place. And we have now done this for three other of my kid's family dogs.

    Consider this as just a personal note, every situation is different.

    Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at November 27, 2021 04:02 PM (hOUT3)

    70 Aquariums are a daily struggle. Th the fish dont die from disease they murder each other.
    Posted by: Xipe Totec at November 27, 2021 03:58

    I've had algae eaters that far preferred eating the fins of other fish to eating algae.
    I've also had fish that liked jumping out of the tank.
    But when things are good an aquarium is living art.

    Posted by: Brother Northernlurker at November 27, 2021 04:03 PM (6bCZ/)

    71 45 Oops. Forgot to provide a nic. Casper was from me. He was my sisters cat.
    Posted by: Puddleglum at work at November 27, 2021 03:14 PM (KY22T)
    --------

    Casper was a lucky cat. Not many cats get to live in a giant peach.
    Posted by: bluebell



    A pumpkin actually. :-)

    Posted by: Puddleglum at work at November 27, 2021 04:03 PM (KY22T)

    72 66 I have a prayer request for Lucy. She's my son's very sweet, very smart, and very OCD Basenji-Border Collie mix who is getting treated for cancer.

    Thanks!
    Posted by: Furious George at November 27, 2021 04:01 PM (/CjL

    Of course. Had a Basenji in the complex a while back. Interesting dog.

    Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 27, 2021 04:03 PM (csEWM)

    73 Thanks!
    Posted by: Furious George at November 27, 2021 04:01 PM (/CjL

    Prayers up!

    Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at November 27, 2021 04:04 PM (hOUT3)

    74 . . . Now that we have only two cats, you'd think there would finally be no competitive jousting for the two laps available. You'd be wrong. . . .
    Posted by: mindful webworker - the nest isn't empty if you have pets at November 27, 2021


    ***
    True. Chekov D. Siberian, he who is now the ailing codger, would leap up into my lap (as long as a cushion was on it) even if the big black Wolf cat was right there on the sofa arm, waiting his turn. I made it my rule, of course, that whoever got there first had squatter's rights.

    Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 27, 2021 04:05 PM (c6xtn)

    75 Prayers up for Lucy.

    Posted by: PaleRider. Yay long weekend at November 27, 2021 04:05 PM (3cGpq)

    76 PaleRider, I can relate I think sometimes we are hardwired not to throw away food sources, but I draw the line at giblets and turkey necks too.

    My cats are only too happy to help me eat up the delectable white meat from the turkey breast.

    Posted by: skywch at November 27, 2021 04:05 PM (sKjat)

    77 Of course. Had a Basenji in the complex a while back. Interesting dog.
    Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 27, 2021 04:03 PM (csEWM

    I had a Basenji when I was a kid and someone stole him from our backyard. I wonder how many Basenji owners named their dog Benji ? Don't blame me I was a kid.

    Posted by: Just a side note at November 27, 2021 04:07 PM (xIkNd)

    78 I have a prayer request for Lucy. She's my son's very sweet, very smart, and very OCD Basenji-Border Collie mix who is getting treated for cancer.

    Thanks!
    Posted by: Furious George at November 27, 2021 04:01 PM (/CjL

    Does Lucy bark? Might be kind of frustrating, to be born with the desire and skills to herd livestock, but to be unable to bark.

    I hope Lucy has a speedy recovery.

    Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 27, 2021 04:07 PM (P3gRi)

    79 Thanks for another great Pet Thread, Mis Hum!

    Saw a toucan fly in the jungles of Panama. I used to call them flying bananas because the first thing you see is the beak, seemingly flying through the air by itself. And it looks just like a banana!

    Love-love-love the Pet Morons. Condolences to those who have lost their furry friends.

    Posted by: Legally Sufficient, Believing in America at November 27, 2021 04:08 PM (rwusL)

    80 Don't throw the giblets away! Good Heavens how do you make giblet gravy with no giblets!!

    Wolfus thank you for keeping us updated. We use Gabapentin on a lot of the dogs at Shep's.

    Posted by: Jewells45 deplorablethug#FJB at November 27, 2021 04:11 PM (nxdel)

    81 I haven't seen this woman since I was 5 and somehow we both end up in the same small town in a different state.
    Posted by: JackStraw at November 27, 2021 03:54 PM (ZLI7S)
    ----------

    Is she single?

    Posted by: bluebell at November 27, 2021 04:12 PM (wyw4S)

    82 Hrothgar, indeed. When Moose's time comes he will be home with us. I pray that is still several years away. He's such a sweet boy and I am so attached to him.

    Posted by: Jewells45 deplorablethug#FJB at November 27, 2021 04:12 PM (nxdel)

    83 >>Is she single?

    No idea but I know who will be until the end of time.

    Posted by: JackStraw at November 27, 2021 04:13 PM (ZLI7S)

    84 Wolfus thank you for keeping us updated. We use Gabapentin on a lot of the dogs at Shep's.
    Posted by: Jewells45 deplorablethug#FJB at November 27, 2021


    ***
    It's supposed to be for nerve pain, right? Until now I've been applying the topical stuff, a paste on the inner surface of his ears. We'll see how the pills work. I hope the Rx food covers any taste!

    Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 27, 2021 04:15 PM (c6xtn)

    85 Brother Northernlurker
    When I was a younger aquarist I devised a virtually maintenance free tank system. Upper and lower tank. Upper tank for fish, lower tank was an algae farm labyrinth. Lower tank had growth lights. Algae encouraged in lower tank. Pump lifted filtered water from lower tank to upper tank. Returned to lower tank via automatic self regulating siphon of my design. Heavy load of fish, clear water and no tank cleaning for two years.

    Posted by: Xipe Totec at November 27, 2021 04:16 PM (/B6Iw)

    86 You all are reminding me of my favorite Thanksgiving card. Tag line: "Sometimes I put giblets in my gravy, and sometimes I wear a bra."

    Posted by: Wenda at November 27, 2021 04:16 PM (tHGM4)

    87 Jewells, good on you.
    Hopefully we both have years ahead of us before we have to do this.

    Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at November 27, 2021 04:16 PM (hOUT3)

    88 78 Thanks AOP. Soft singing noises and interesting attempts at talking instead of barking.

    Posted by: Furious George at November 27, 2021 04:17 PM (/CjL8)

    89 Sad about Howdy. It's always tough. One of the few cases were men are allowed to shed tears.

    The cartoon at the start seems wrong for us. Sparky (featured here last week) fits in with the cats. Trying to teach him anything at all ends up with him hiding someplace I cannot reach. (He's only 10 lbs). Hoping to hire someone to get him to the basic commands.

    Posted by: Eeyore at November 27, 2021 04:18 PM (7X3UV)

    90 Of course. Had a Basenji in the complex a while back. Interesting dog.
    Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 27, 2021 04:03 PM (csEWM
    Don't blame me I was a kid.
    Posted by: Just a side note at November 27, 2021 04:07 PM (xIkNd)


    Back in the early 60's my dad got a basenji from the guy who owned the liquor store - and was breeding them (Los Altos CA). My dad wasn't very kind to Flair, he really bought the wrong type of dog. But Flair was 100% dedicated to me, and watched me like a hawk (I was like 4-5). She used to scare people because she'd just stare, and people she didn't like the hackles on her back went straight up. Poor thing got hit by a car, and nearly killed by a German Shepperd. Back then, yellow streaks were common in GSD's (inbred post WW II) and the neighbors had a scary white one that would stalk kids. The dog got too close to me and Flair was not having any of that.

    She hated my dad so much if he left any of his shit out, she'd tear it to pieces. Luckily, some family friends with a ranch wanted her, so she had the life she deserved. Very cat-like, she could jump a 6ft fence like nothing. Yodel and growl. Cool, but strange.

    Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at November 27, 2021 04:19 PM (wAnMi)

    91 Wolfus yes it's for nerve pain mostly. In fact my oldest daughter also takes it for her back and hip pain.

    Posted by: Jewells45 deplorablethug#FJB at November 27, 2021 04:20 PM (nxdel)

    92 Well, just finished a late brunch of bacon ends, sausages, eggs, and hash browns. It was yummy. Now to go out and seize the day. Or at least grope it a little.

    Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 27, 2021 04:20 PM (P3gRi)

    93 Hopefully we both have years ahead of us before we have to do this.

    Indeed good sir!

    Posted by: Jewells45 deplorablethug#FJB at November 27, 2021 04:21 PM (nxdel)

    94 She hated my dad so much if he left any of his shit out, she'd tear it to pieces. Luckily, some family friends with a ranch wanted her, so she had the life she deserved. Very cat-like, she could jump a 6ft fence like nothing. Yodel and growl. Cool, but strange.
    Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at November 27, 2021 04:19 PM (wAnMi)

    Sounds like a good dog who loved you. All anyone can ask.

    Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 27, 2021 04:22 PM (csEWM)

    95 60 So...decades ago my ex MIL would come for Thanksgiving, and she would take the giblets from the Turkey, simmer them, and dice them for a treat for our three cats and little dog. This year I cooked a big Turkey, and son was here, so I sentimentally did the same thing for my cats, reminding my son that his gramma did the same thing.

    And not one of those five little s---s would even touch these lovingly cooked and diced organ meats. I couldn't believe it. I had to throw them out. I guess cats are too spoiled these days, like kids are. Geez.
    Posted by: skywch at November 27, 2021 03:57 PM (sKjat)

    That is really surprising. My cat loved giblet day.

    Posted by: m at November 27, 2021 04:22 PM (nzEdf)

    96 61 Never owned a cat myself, but did have 3 grand-kitties ... Guaranteed way for me to bring them close was to try and put freshly-laundered sheets back on the beds ... No matter where they were in the house, they'd dash into the room and leap into the center of the bed after I'd attached only one corner of the bottom fitted sheet!
    Posted by: Kathy at November 27, 2021 03:57 PM (h3RRP)

    Hah! Smart kitties!

    Posted by: m at November 27, 2021 04:23 PM (nzEdf)

    97 When I was a younger aquarist I devised a virtually maintenance free tank system. Upper and lower tank. Upper tank for fish, lower tank was an algae farm labyrinth. Lower tank had growth lights. Algae encouraged in lower tank. Pump lifted filtered water from lower tank to upper tank. Returned to lower tank via automatic self regulating siphon of my design. Heavy load of fish, clear water and no tank cleaning for two years.
    Posted by: Xipe Totec at November 27, 2021 04:16

    Very interesting

    Posted by: Brother Northernlurker at November 27, 2021 04:26 PM (4jpCw)

    98 Sounds like a good dog who loved you. All anyone can ask.
    Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 27, 2021 04:22 PM (csEWM)


    I loved that dog, I guess we were both misfits. But she was entirely the wrong fit - they are very similar to huskys and malamuts temperament wise. My dad would attempt to chain her in the back yard, and it would take her about 3 minutes to figure out any new system and escape. She was meant to have acres to run on, and she finally got it. I need to go through the photo books my mom didn't destroy and see if there's some photos of her. I used to say she wore black lipstick. That was the first time I realized dogs actually grin.

    Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at November 27, 2021 04:27 PM (wAnMi)

    99 Pro tip:

    DO NOT PUT FUKKIN CRAWDADS IN YOUR FISH TANK.

    That is all.

    Posted by: Xipe Totec at November 27, 2021 04:30 PM (/B6Iw)

    100 100

    Posted by: m at November 27, 2021 04:32 PM (nzEdf)

    101 Hate to go OT, but this just infuriates me to no end.

    https://tinyurl.com/2kt6p53x

    Notre Dame to be rebuilt as woke. Link to daily mail.

    Posted by: Infidel at November 27, 2021 04:33 PM (LZkdC)

    102 Wolfus yes it's for nerve pain mostly. In fact my oldest daughter also takes it for her back and hip pain.
    Posted by: Jewells45 deplorablethug#FJB at November 27, 2021


    ***
    It's not addictive, is it? The last thing I need is an elderly junkie cat.

    Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 27, 2021 04:33 PM (c6xtn)

    103 Great pet thread! Loved Sam and the Setters!

    Posted by: leber at November 27, 2021 04:34 PM (t/+rf)

    104 New neighbors have two cats. They look identical. They have big round eyes so when they're in the window checking on the world, they look like they are finding everything fascinating.

    Posted by: BeckoningChasm at November 27, 2021 04:35 PM (OU+8W)

    105 Wolfus as far as I know it's not. My daughter has been taking it for over a year and she's not mentioned being dependent on it. Only takes it when the pain is really bad.

    Posted by: Jewells45 deplorablethug#FJB at November 27, 2021 04:37 PM (nxdel)

    106 Cute pet and critter picture:

    https://tinyurl.com/phmdxmsz

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 27, 2021 04:40 PM (poMoX)

    107 Well, just finished a late brunch of bacon ends, sausages, eggs, and hash browns. It was yummy. Now to go out and seize the day. Or at least grope it a little.
    Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 27, 2021 04:20 PM (P3gRi)

    A tickle, minimum.

    Posted by: Count de Monet. Unvaccinated Rotund Meatbag at November 27, 2021 04:41 PM (4I/2K)

    108 It's not addictive, is it? The last thing I need is an elderly junkie cat.
    Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius

    Wolfus, if the medication improves Chekov's quality of life, does it matter?

    Posted by: nurse ratched at November 27, 2021 04:42 PM (U2p+3)

    109 Pro tip:

    DO NOT PUT FUKKIN CRAWDADS IN YOUR FISH TANK.

    That is all.
    Posted by: Xipe Totec at November 27, 2021 04:30 PM (/B6Iw)


    Agree, wait until they stop fucking.

    Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at November 27, 2021 04:42 PM (wAnMi)

    110 "DO NOT PUT FUKKIN CRAWDADS IN YOUR FISH TANK.

    That is all.
    Posted by: Xipe Totec"

    Heh I've done that and they will eat your fish they can catch them. Unless your fish is an Oscar. Mine ate 'em like popcorn.

    Posted by: f'd at November 27, 2021 04:43 PM (Tnijr)

    111 Great pet pics, as usual.

    My condolences to those who've lost long time furry family members.

    Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (2SdPm) at November 27, 2021 04:43 PM (2SdPm)

    112 OMG! Toucans EAT parrots. Maybe not the McCaws but your cockatoo may be in danger. If he just disappears one day you will know who ate him.

    Posted by: Valley of Ancients at November 27, 2021 04:44 PM (5LCqK)

    113 Smaller Cichlids like African Cichlids, once they grow up a bit, will pick at crawdads until it pulls the legs and antennas off.

    Posted by: f'd at November 27, 2021 04:46 PM (Tnijr)

    114 >>> we both end up in the same small town in a different state.
    Posted by: JackStraw at November 27, 2021 03:54 PM (ZLI7S)
    ~~~~~

    How can you be in the same town in a different state?

    You need an editor. BLUEBELL!!!

    Posted by: IrishEi at November 27, 2021 04:48 PM (7b2L9)

    115 I used to take a dip net down to the beaver pond / swamp near my house and catch a bunch of crawdads to feed my Oscar. She would get really excited when she saw that dip net.

    Posted by: f'd at November 27, 2021 04:49 PM (Tnijr)

    116 Not sure I've ever seen a Setter do that straight-up thing with his tail

    Posted by: San Franpsycho at November 27, 2021 04:50 PM (EZebt)

    117 Lovely pets, everyone. Love the drawing by Sobek, too. Great job capturing his personality.

    Posted by: TrivialPursuer--F*ck Joe Biden at November 27, 2021 04:50 PM (k4dH2)

    118 Buster is super-cute

    Posted by: San Franpsycho at November 27, 2021 04:51 PM (EZebt)

    119 Off to BedBath&Beyond. If I'm not back in an hour, you know what to do.

    Posted by: IrishEi at November 27, 2021 04:53 PM (7b2L9)

    120 >>It's not addictive, is it? The last thing I need is an elderly junkie cat.
    Posted by: Wolfus Aureliu

    Actually developed as an anti seizure medication. Used more now for neurogenic pain. Not an addictive drug.

    Posted by: Aviator at November 27, 2021 04:54 PM (HQ9Sl)

    121 119 Off to BedBath&Beyond. If I'm not back in an hour, you know what to do.
    Posted by: IrishEi at November 27, 2021 04:53 PM (7b2L9)

    Call the President?

    Posted by: Kurt Russell, dressed like a 70's John at November 27, 2021 04:55 PM (csEWM)

    122 "If I'm not back in an hour, you know what to do."

    Divide yer stuff up, sell it, and buy treats for the kittehs and puppies.

    Check.

    Posted by: Somewhere South of I-80 at November 27, 2021 04:55 PM (Ocv6A)

    123 Grammar ruling:
    Would 'john' when used to refer to the customer of a hooker be capitalized or not? It's not, right?

    Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 27, 2021 04:56 PM (csEWM)

    124 Heh I've done that and they will eat your fish they can catch them. Unless your fish is an Oscar. Mine ate 'em like popcorn.
    Posted by: f'd at November 27, 2021 04:43 PM (Tnijr)


    Oscars are bad-ass fish. It's a good thing they don't get very large. If they did, a 4ft long one would probably tear a 12ft great white to shreds, and sodomize an orca.

    Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at November 27, 2021 04:59 PM (wAnMi)

    125 Happy Pet Thread Day! I am thankful for every critter that I have been honored to share this life with.
    When I opened the door Thanksgiving morning, my big boy kitty had put a rabbit there. I think that was his contribution to Thanksgiving dinner. I found and bottle raised them 4 Thanksgivings ago.

    Posted by: Ben Had at November 27, 2021 05:00 PM (VEOh1)

    126 Was there no pet thread last week or was I drunk?

    Posted by: Brother Northernlurker at November 27, 2021 05:01 PM (4jpCw)

    127 That's awesome Ben Had! Good kitty!

    Posted by: Jewells45 deplorablethug#FJB at November 27, 2021 05:02 PM (nxdel)

    128 Was there no pet thread last week or was I drunk?

    KT did a combo gardening, puttering and pet thread. But you were still probably drunk.

    Posted by: Jewells45 deplorablethug#FJB at November 27, 2021 05:03 PM (nxdel)

    129 Wolfus


    I take 900mg/day of Gabapentin. It stops pain from neuropathy, in my case from chemotherapy. Not addictive. My Mother in law took 1200/day

    Posted by: Javems at November 27, 2021 05:09 PM (AmoqO)

    130 Was there no pet thread last week or was I drunk?

    Posted by: Brother Northernlurker at November 27, 2021 05:01 PM


    I missed it also.

    Posted by: Mister Scot (Formerly GWS) at November 27, 2021 05:09 PM (bVYXr)

    131 I take 900mg/day of Gabapentin. It stops pain from neuropathy, in my case from chemotherapy. Not addictive. My Mother in law took 1200/day

    Posted by: Javems at November 27, 2021 05:09 PM


    Our Rhodesian Ridge back took 400mg of gabapentin twice a day for arthritis pain. She was on that for over three years with zero side effects.

    Posted by: Mister Scot (Formerly GWS) at November 27, 2021 05:10 PM (bVYXr)

    132 Gabapentin can be a very effective medication. It does need to be gradually tapered up to a therapeutic dose and then tapered back down when therapy is completed.

    It should not be suddenly discontinued.

    But. Talk with your vet. Or your doctor.

    Posted by: nurse ratched at November 27, 2021 05:11 PM (U2p+3)

    133 Last night there was a dead mouse in Tux's water bowl. I don't know if the mouse jumped in for drink and drowned or if Tux killed it. Either way one mouse removed from the house.

    Posted by: PaleRider. Yay long weekend at November 27, 2021 05:13 PM (3cGpq)

    134 *scrithches for nurse's Lucy*

    Posted by: Ben Had at November 27, 2021 05:13 PM (VEOh1)

    135 Bella just jumped in my lap and cleaning my hands. She hasn't been in my lap since I brought her home from the office in Feb. Something's up.

    Posted by: olddog in mo at November 27, 2021 05:14 PM (YI36i)

    136 Awwww. Thank you, Ben Had. She's in her kitty tower looking out the window at the rain steadily falling. The birds were chattering earlier and bathing in the puddles.

    Posted by: nurse ratched at November 27, 2021 05:15 PM (U2p+3)

    137 Huh Ratched. Toby is on gabapentin and carboprofen? for a sore paw. There was no tapering up of the gabapentin and the directions are just to give it 2x/day until the 30 pills are gone. Probably a small enough dose that tapering up and down was not needed.

    Posted by: PaleRider. Yay long weekend at November 27, 2021 05:16 PM (3cGpq)

    138 olddog, isn't she the one that has drawn blood several times?

    You might need to run!

    Posted by: Ben Had at November 27, 2021 05:16 PM (VEOh1)

    139 Bella just jumped in my lap and cleaning my hands. She hasn't been in my lap since I brought her home from the office in Feb. Something's up.
    Posted by: olddog in mo

    Don't fall asleep.

    Posted by: Infidel at November 27, 2021 05:16 PM (LZkdC)

    140 Well palerider,
    I'm not a vet. But with most of our patients, gabapentin at higher doses must be tapered up and then down.

    *shrugs*. Good luck with your critter, I hope the paw heals quickly.

    Posted by: nurse ratched at November 27, 2021 05:19 PM (U2p+3)

    141 neighbors are home. Their dogs did not hear the car and get all excited so they'll have a chance to unload and breath before the doggies give them their homecoming wiggles and kisses.

    Posted by: PaleRider. Yay long weekend at November 27, 2021 05:20 PM (3cGpq)

    142 isn't she the one that has drawn blood several times?

    You might need to run!

    Posted by: Ben Had at November 27, 2021 05:16
    --------------------
    Nah. That's (Black) Betty. She's been a lover today. Been sitting on armrest of my chair most of the day.

    Posted by: olddog in mo at November 27, 2021 05:21 PM (YI36i)

    143 Our "outside" cats are learning that "inside" during sub-freezing temperatures is the bomb. Three laying on me the other night. Massive purring.

    Some hissing and spitting.

    Oh... that was the wife.

    Never, ever invade the queen's space.

    Posted by: Martini Farmer at November 27, 2021 05:22 PM (BFigT)

    144 Its on the mend. He is barely limping on it now, with a few days of pills left. With dog-sitting the neighbor's high energy mini aussie Toby did not rest it much even with the gabapentin.

    Posted by: PaleRider. Yay long weekend at November 27, 2021 05:23 PM (3cGpq)

    145 #42,#6,#116...Re: Red setters
    Decades ago Irish setters got sooo popular that Millions bought them, and they were crossed with Borzois to create the long haired, low tailed, no nose, dumb as a bag of hair, show dogs most people are familiar with today. The actual Field Dogs became nearly extinct, In the mid 50's a guy named Ned LeGrande set out to find, breed, and revitalize the last that were still out there. My family got involved in the early 70's after generations of competitive Pointers. I have raised, trained, and hunted them all across the country. From California to the carolinas, Texas to NY. My dogs have been run and worked on quail, pheasants, chuckar, Grouse, woodcock...My dogs contribution has mainly been that "Tail", I had a unique female that not only had the drive, nose, smarts and companionability...but also a straight high tail, and when bred she passed that trait on. Many of the top red dogs in the world now have my old dogs names in their pedigrees.

    Posted by: Birddog at November 27, 2021 05:24 PM (uAI4S)

    146 There is an Out of Print book, "The Noblest Challenge" by Ned Legrand describing the path to saving the Reds.

    Posted by: Birddog at November 27, 2021 05:25 PM (uAI4S)

    147 Don't fall asleep.

    Posted by: Infidel at November 27, 2021 05:16
    ----------------------
    Heh. I won't. I let her lick and nibble for 10 mins, then I fired up a smoke. She's down at my feet now.

    Posted by: olddog in mo at November 27, 2021 05:26 PM (YI36i)

    148 Birddog, my hat's off to you for preserving those qualities.

    Posted by: Ben Had at November 27, 2021 05:28 PM (VEOh1)

    149 115 I used to take a dip net down to the beaver pond / swamp near my house and catch a bunch of crawdads to feed my Oscar. She would get really excited when she saw that dip net.
    Posted by: f'd at November 27, 2021 04:49 PM (Tnijr)

    Ha! An excited Oscar.

    Posted by: m at November 27, 2021 05:28 PM (nzEdf)

    150 123 Grammar ruling:
    Would 'john' when used to refer to the customer of a hooker be capitalized or not? It's not, right?
    Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 27, 2021 04:56 PM (csEWM)

    lowercase

    john
    noun informal
    1 chiefly North American a toilet.
    2 a prostitute's client.
    ORIGIN
    early 20th century (sense 2): from the given name John

    Posted by: m at November 27, 2021 05:29 PM (nzEdf)

    151 145 My dogs contribution has mainly been that "Tail", I had a unique female that not only had the drive, nose, smarts and companionability...but also a straight high tail, and when bred she passed that trait on.
    Posted by: Birddog at November 27, 2021 05:24 PM (uAI4S)

    Are they signaling something by putting their tails straight up? Or is that how they always are?

    Posted by: m at November 27, 2021 05:32 PM (nzEdf)

    152 We have Carprofen for our senior dog. Vet gave it to us to give to the dog 2x a day when her arthritis acts up. When she starts limping she gets it. Usually 1-2 doses then she's good. It's been interesting to read all the comments about Gabapentin. It sounds like it's a stronger medication than Carprofen.

    Posted by: JuJuBee at November 27, 2021 05:33 PM (mNhhD)

    153 Nood.

    Posted by: Jewells45 deplorablethug#FJB at November 27, 2021 05:35 PM (nxdel)

    154 Neighbors came over for their dogs already. Lots of wiggles. Tux will be happy. He has Toby very well trained. He doesn't totally hide and neighbor's dogs don't chase him but he still mostly stayed downstairs while they were here.

    Posted by: PaleRider. Yay long weekend at November 27, 2021 05:35 PM (3cGpq)

    155 "Ha! An excited Oscar.
    Posted by: m"

    They are pretty smart fish. They know people and watch the room. They like to watch you watching them. Its nice and restful to put on the colored lights and watch them swim back and forth.

    Posted by: f'd at November 27, 2021 05:36 PM (Tnijr)

    156 >>We have Carprofen for our senior dog. Vet gave it to us to give to the dog 2x a day when her arthritis acts up. When she starts limping she gets it. Usually 1-2 doses then she's good. It's been interesting to read all the comments about Gabapentin. It sounds like it's a stronger medication than Carprofen.
    Posted by: JuJuBee

    Different drugs. Carprofen is doggie Motrin.

    Posted by: Aviator at November 27, 2021 05:37 PM (HQ9Sl)

    157 155 "Ha! An excited Oscar.
    Posted by: m"

    They are pretty smart fish. They know people and watch the room. They like to watch you watching them. Its nice and restful to put on the colored lights and watch them swim back and forth.
    Posted by: f'd at November 27, 2021 05:36 PM (Tnijr)

    Huh. How cool.

    Posted by: m at November 27, 2021 05:37 PM (nzEdf)

    158 He's got a Moluccan cockatoo. They're a pretty sizeable bird. He's got a heated outdoor aviary and an indoor one. Pretty sure he'll keep it apart from the others.

    Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at November 27, 2021 05:39 PM (YynYJ)

    159 I would feed her bait minnows sometimes. She got to be 13" long before the house caught on fire.

    Posted by: f'd at November 27, 2021 05:40 PM (Tnijr)

    160 I'm looking at pictures of them online. All new to me.

    Posted by: m at November 27, 2021 05:41 PM (nzEdf)

    161 M...they only hold their tail high, locked, not wagging when they have a bird "Nailed" on point. Until then they are running 100mph, tails wagging like mad, looking for birds.
    Look up NRSFTC, the line I used to breed with are "Celtics". I only have old "retired" dogs anymore, now just hunt, not compete. I think my days with pups are done.

    Posted by: Birddog at November 27, 2021 06:00 PM (uAI4S)

    162 I'm thinking I'd like to add to my menagerie with a fresh water aquarium.
    Posted by: Brother Northernlurker at November 27, 2021 03:28

    I had one for yrs, from my teens till my 30s. was great fun esp to see the guppies or betas have younguns. You think people are nasty, those little fishes eat their own young if allowed.
    I was so into it my teens I subscribed to 'Tropical Fish Hobbyist". Oh yes, I was a nerd.

    Posted by: Farmer at November 27, 2021 08:57 PM (55Qr6)

    163 Great pets and art this week. Our pittie neighbor showed up again today after a short absence for her peanut butter sandwich.

    Posted by: KT at November 27, 2021 09:12 PM (0ghg2)

    164 161 M...they only hold their tail high, locked, not wagging when they have a bird "Nailed" on point. Until then they are running 100mph, tails wagging like mad, looking for birds.
    Look up NRSFTC, the line I used to breed with are "Celtics". I only have old "retired" dogs anymore, now just hunt, not compete. I think my days with pups are done.
    Posted by: Birddog at November 27, 2021 06:00 PM (uAI4S)

    What fun!

    Posted by: m at November 28, 2021 01:20 AM (fVJPF)

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