The Ace of Spades Pet Thread, June 25

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(Meme Courtesy Misanthropic Humanitarian)

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Good afternoon and welcome to this weekly respite from most of the outside "civilized" world -- the Ace of Spades Pet Thread.

Thanks for stopping by. Ask someone politely for a treat, kick back and enjoy the world of animals.

Reminder: For current events and politics, the Thread before the Gardening Thread (a couple of threads below) is almost always an Open Thread.

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Guide Dogs

One of our Horde Families said farewell to a guide dog recently. I thought of them when I saw this short animated film.


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Meet The PetMorons

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I once-in-a-blue-moon post as ptleah. This is my daughter's Malti-Poo. His name is Pizza. She got him from the shelter 1 year ago this week. He identifies as a wolf but he is trapped inside a little Malti-Poo body. After my daughter's overnight nursing shifts they love to go for huge walks everywhere.

Thanks for what you do.

What a sweetie.

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From Christopher:

This is Rodney. He is an African spurred tortoise. When Daughter #1 first saw him he was the size of a silver dollar. Now he is about two feet long and weighs around 65-70 pounds. He's about 20 years old, so that makes him a still a young kid (for a tortoise). When he wants to be he can be pretty speedy, which makes me re-think the whole tortoise & hare story.

What a pampered tortoise!

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This is Tank's chaise lounge. He loves hanging out here more than anything, and will just about knock me over to get to it. He's my porch doggeh.

April

Looks like he's comfy there.

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He's a Cavapoo. Loves his tennis ball and swimming in an (Alligator free, in FL) lake

FredFL

There's a dog who's having fun!

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From Deb:

This is Stella, our 9 week old bernedoodle. She loves her chew toys, and making sure we don't sleep too late!

Resident cat has not yet befriended her, but seems very curious and shows signs of warming up.

Interesting times in our home!

Well, today I've seen my first Cavapoo and my first Bernedoodle!

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Love those PetMorons! Thank you for sharing your pets with us. We have a few couple left for next week.

If you would like to send pet and/or animal stories, links, etc. for the Ace of Spades Pet Thread, the address is:

petmorons at protonmail dot com


Remember to include the nic or name by which you wish to be known at AoSHQ, or let us know if you want to remain a lurker.

Until next Saturday, have a great week!

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If you start feeling nostalgic, here a link to last week's Pet Thread, June 18. Pet introductions, Father's Day gifts from pets and great pet photos and stories, including a lamb! The comments are closed now so you won't accidentally ban yourself by trying to comment on a week-old thread, but don't try it anyway.

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1 The lavatory retriever's nemesis is the piss cat....

PC is on 24/7 and never rests.

Posted by: sven at June 25, 2022 03:20 PM (Lzpvj)

2 Critters!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at June 25, 2022 03:20 PM (u73oe)

3 Nice Pets Y'all!...

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at June 25, 2022 03:20 PM (R/m4+)

4 I like cats ROWR

Posted by: Dr. Varno at June 25, 2022 03:23 PM (vuisn)

5 How do you know it's an alligator free lake?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at June 25, 2022 03:24 PM (u73oe)

6 PETZZZ!

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at June 25, 2022 03:24 PM (AGQFW)

7 Todays doggies look very friendly and pettable.

Thanks for the pet thread!

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Break The Teachers Unions at June 25, 2022 03:28 PM (YvtIA)

8 Pizza!

Posted by: Commissar of Plenty and Lysenko Solutions at June 25, 2022 03:29 PM (i5XqM)

9 Happy Caturday everyone

Posted by: Skip at June 25, 2022 03:32 PM (2JoB8)

10 As I get older I wonder if I'm getting too picky about things. Then I watch my dog look for a place to poop.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 25, 2022 03:32 PM (anj39)

11 What is the story behind the cat and pizza statue.

Posted by: Goatweed at June 25, 2022 03:33 PM (0Q/6W)

12 Nice pet pictures this week!

Took the cat to the vet on Friday. She's in good shape but needs another tooth pulled. It hasn't been that long since we pulled the last teeth. I'll go ahead and have it done since she gets where she can't eat.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at June 25, 2022 03:34 PM (YynYJ)

13 Pizza is a little cutie

Posted by: Skip at June 25, 2022 03:34 PM (2JoB8)

14 How on earth does a cartoon make you cry. So sweet.

Wonderful moron animals today.

Posted by: Infidel at June 25, 2022 03:37 PM (IcyNP)

15 Stellaaaaaa! She's beautiful

Posted by: CN at June 25, 2022 03:37 PM (ONvIw)

16 11 Mesopotamia pizza! Their cats were big

Posted by: CN at June 25, 2022 03:41 PM (ONvIw)

17 I live in a neighborhood that has every variety of
______apoo known. Those Bernapoos have an insane amount of ...exuberance!
I have a porch kitty, it was the neighbor's cat but has decided we take better care of her. She still will only come inside to eat but wants back out immediately. I've been putting the Revolution drops on her so she doesn't get fleas, ticks, or internal parasites.

Posted by: lin-duh at June 25, 2022 03:44 PM (UUBmN)

18 I love all the pets, they are all so sweet!

Does the tortoise hibernate? Or is it turtles that hibernate?

When I was a kid my neighbors had a turtle/tortoise, not sure which one, named Elmo and they put him in a closet in the winter. He lived outdoors in the side yard the rest of the year and he ate fruit and lettuce if I remember correctly.

Posted by: CaliGirl at June 25, 2022 03:45 PM (h3dRk)

19 Pizza is a heart breaker. Cuteness meter is off the charts, but then so is Tank , Cavapoo, and Stella.

I know nothing about pet tortoises. Is Rodney fully domesticated or does he go off and fend for himself in the wild?

Wonderful pictures.

Posted by: Levin at June 25, 2022 03:46 PM (kk8TL)

20 Lovely pets as always.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, my trench is full of chickens at June 25, 2022 03:58 PM (VdGjU)

21 Afternoon, folk! It's raining here for the first time in furrever (heh!), which has put me in a good mood.

Continuing to bug me, though, is crazy black kitten Stirling. For those of you who haven't heard, I adopted him from a shelter about 4 hrs.' drive from here after seeing his pic on Petfinder. He looked very sturdy and confident, and he certainly is, as well as affectionate and adaptable. He recently passed his first vet visit: He's quite male, almost 5 lbs. at 3 mos., and has all his shots now.

He has, however, developed the early am habit of leaping next to me in the bed and trying to suckle and knead my neck as though trying to get milk from his mother! I thought it was cute enough at first, but his pressure was uncomfortable this morning -- and I don't want him doing that when he weighs 8-10 lbs. and has real fangs and claws. So I gently put him out of the bedroom. I guess I'll have to do that for a while until he grows out of it.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 25, 2022 04:01 PM (c6xtn)

22 Afternoon.

Pizza is a wonderful name for a dog.

When I was a kid we had a parrot named Sushi.

Posted by: Robert at June 25, 2022 04:04 PM (VaPXJ)

23 I had a flat tire today while giving Paisley a ride. That was the most excitement she's had in a while.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, my trench is full of chickens at June 25, 2022 04:05 PM (VdGjU)

24 I had a flat tire today while giving Paisley a ride. That was the most excitement she's had in a while.
Posted by: N.L. Urker, my trench is full of chickens at June 25, 2022 04:05 PM (VdGjU

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Did Paisley learn some new words today?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at June 25, 2022 04:07 PM (u73oe)

25
Greetings, horde.
I have a 3 year old beautiful, sweet Great Dane I need to rehome but nobody will take him because he has a bite history. Groomer, sitter, then my daughter who had to get three stitches. Always a reason in hindsight, but he’s 150 pounds.
Anyone interested? He’s on Xanax now. I don’t feel it should be a death penalty situation.
Thanks.

Posted by: Justamom at June 25, 2022 04:08 PM (LlJyd)

26 Did Paisley learn some new words today?
Posted by: Duke Lowell at June 25, 2022 04:07 PM (

Lol

Posted by: N.L. Urker, my trench is full of chickens at June 25, 2022 04:09 PM (VdGjU)

27 Watched the guide dog video, and dang it got a bit dusty in here.

Posted by: FriscoYoda at June 25, 2022 04:10 PM (S7une)

28 I'm sorry justamom
What provoked the bite on your daughter?

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at June 25, 2022 04:14 PM (AGQFW)

29 Oh, KT- that cartoon. Very dusty in here.

My daughter's mil, who lost all her hearing nearly 50 years ago, has had her life enriched by a series of assistance dogs.

Posted by: sal at June 25, 2022 04:15 PM (y40tE)

30 Our rescue dog, Luna, celebrates her fifth birthday this Tuesday. Her favorite food is brisket, so I'm making some brisket chunks for her birthday dinner. Her birthday present is a life vest. She stands on the steps of our pool and acts like she wants to jump in, but won't. We'll see if the vest helps her take the plunge.

Either way, I want to make her first birthday with us the best day ever.

Posted by: Art Rondelet of Malmsey at June 25, 2022 04:16 PM (fTtFy)

31 Posted by: Justamom at June 25, 2022 04:08 PM (LlJyd)

Have you spoken to any Great Dane Rescue orgs?

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at June 25, 2022 04:18 PM (AGQFW)

32 Good Saturday afternoon, horde!

Look at all those fabulous pets!

Stella looks like she has luxurious fur.

Posted by: April - dash my lace wigs! at June 25, 2022 04:19 PM (OX9vb)

33 Did Paisley learn some new words today?
Posted by: Duke Lowell at June 25, 2022 04:07 PM (u73oe)

Ha!

Posted by: April - dash my lace wigs! at June 25, 2022 04:21 PM (OX9vb)

34 How do you know it's an alligator free lake?
Posted by: Duke Lowell


The giant pythons ate them all?

Posted by: mikeski at June 25, 2022 04:22 PM (P1f+c)

35 Great Dane:
Ruger bit my daughter in the midst of a chaotic scene. I had just gotten back from a five day girls trip. Son and girlfriend walked in from having been away at school. Daughter and boyfriend walked in. Much excitement. Ru was destroying his new toy and when daughter reached down to take it, he bit her. Shouldn’t have happened tho. Each incident is semi explainable, but not acceptable.
Our first session with behavior modification trainer is next week.
Whether we can rehome him depends on whether he can be trained and trusted. Not sure.

Posted by: Justamom at June 25, 2022 04:23 PM (LlJyd)

36 Good read:
"social justice as a substitute for Judiasm"

https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2022/06/

last-jewish-congressman-new-york-daniel-greenfield/

Posted by: Shiggz at June 25, 2022 04:23 PM (oEB84)

37
Spoke with Dane rescues and some foster moms. No one will take a dog with a bite history. I have heard some sad tales.

Posted by: Justamom at June 25, 2022 04:25 PM (LlJyd)

38 Well! The rain is over. Too much to hope for that it might go on a while.

Handsome beasts, all!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 25, 2022 04:29 PM (c6xtn)

39 By the way, I took some decent pics of Stirling last week. I planned to send them to KT. But when I tried to email them to myself from my phone, the email never showed. I suppose I have to log in to my work email on my phone first?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 25, 2022 04:30 PM (c6xtn)

40 I'm looking forward to pictures of Stirling!

Posted by: April - dash my lace wigs! at June 25, 2022 04:32 PM (OX9vb)

41 What is the story behind the cat and pizza statue.
Posted by: Goatweed


Statue of Ashurbanipal in SanFran. Assyrian king. Lion hunter.

The clay tablet is just there as the tag that says "From: Ethnic Assyrians, To: The USA".

Posted by: mikeski at June 25, 2022 04:33 PM (P1f+c)

42 Not a big deal in the grand scheme but we have a very small fish pond that had 12-14 pretty good sized goldfish. My wife (who has a soft spot a mile wide for kids) has always let the neighbor little girls feed them and put the fish food flakes on their hands so that the fishies would, over time, get use to them and come up to basically, eat out of their hands.

The kids took advantage of the 'rules' the other day while we were traveling and forgot their manners. Chasing the fish around by sticking their arms in to try to grab them, and when that didn't work, beat the water with sticks and such.

The water plants were destroyed and most of the fish didn't make it. I'm trying to not be too PO'd about it but, I've come to realize that I cared deeply about my fishies.

There were a lot of long faces around the picnic table this morning when R. basically put the kids on 'extinction' and revoked all visits and interactions.

Now I know how my Dad felt when he lost a bee hive.

Posted by: Tonypete at June 25, 2022 04:34 PM (Msys3)

43 Our first session with behavior modification trainer is next week.
Whether we can rehome him depends on whether he can be trained and trusted. Not sure.
Posted by: Justamom

I am glad you are trying
I will pray for you and Ruger

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at June 25, 2022 04:35 PM (AGQFW)

44 The second photo reminds me of a story.

Back when I drove pizza in college, it was part of our job to try to keep pets inside during the delivery. Some of the older houses around the campus had these stoops about four feet above the ground. Once frosty winter night I was delivering to such a house when the temperature hovered around zero.

As the resident answered the door, the house cat saw its chance and hit the door running flat out. Of course both of us were too slow to corral the cat, but halfway down the four or five steps, said cat noticed that it was cold so the cat stopped, turned, and strolled back into the heated comfort of the house.

That was just about the funniest thing I ever saw on that job.

Posted by: Cybersmythe at June 25, 2022 04:35 PM (LJSpF)

45 Oh, my. I just watched the service dog short.

*sniff

Posted by: April - dash my lace wigs! at June 25, 2022 04:38 PM (OX9vb)

46 Our first session with behavior modification trainer is next week.
Whether we can rehome him depends on whether he can be trained and trusted. Not sure.
Posted by: Justamom

A guy I meet at the pub has a Leonberger that growled or snarled at someone. No biting but he was very upset and worried.
He's a good guy and the dog is a sweetheart.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, my trench is full of chickens at June 25, 2022 04:38 PM (VdGjU)

47 Thank you, vmom.
Thanks to all for my imposition.
Have a great day.

Posted by: Justamom at June 25, 2022 04:39 PM (LlJyd)

48 K.T.

Even a cynical rapscallion like me liked that service dog short. I deny, yes, deny that it got dusty for me. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at June 25, 2022 04:40 PM (u82oZ)

49 Posted by: Tonypete at June 25, 2022 04:34 PM (Msys3)

I'm so sorry. What a sad thing to come back to.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 25, 2022 04:40 PM (FZ2cV)

50 Of course both of us were too slow to corral the cat, but halfway down the four or five steps, said cat noticed that it was cold so the cat stopped, turned, and *strolled* back into the heated comfort of the house.

That was just about the funniest thing I ever saw on that job.
Posted by: Cybersmythe at June 25, 2022


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Over the course of our 16 years together, big red tabby Arizona would occasionally make a break for the outdoors. I think he was just curious as to what was out there, not wanting to leave his manservant (me) permanently. Invariably he'd get out, go a few yards, and freeze in a crouch, suddenly aware that This Is a Big Damn World Out Here. Which gave me time to scoop him up and tote him back inside.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 25, 2022 04:40 PM (c6xtn)

51 I will look forward to seeing Stirling's picture.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 25, 2022 04:41 PM (FZ2cV)

52 I had Bravo and Charlie in the backyard last night. Momma Cat Bean was hanging around as well. She can't live inside because she is too hostile toward the other cats, but she is welcome to the backyard and basement.

Charlie walked around a bush and encountered Bean, who reared up and hissed at her. Bravo came barreling across the yard at full speed, as if to say. "You leave my little sister alone!"

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at June 25, 2022 04:41 PM (OeBYn)

53 I guess poodles are bred with a lot of other dogs because there are a lot of ___poo dog names.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 25, 2022 04:42 PM (FZ2cV)

54 During the winter months we will "occasionally" let the cats inside for the night, especially when it's bitterly cold. After the first or second time they get comfy and start camping out inside in various locations... refusing to go out again until the weather moderates.

They are, in a word, assholes.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at June 25, 2022 04:43 PM (BFigT)

55 I'm looking forward to pictures of Stirling!
Posted by: April - dash my lace wigs! at June 25, 2022


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I saved several of the pics the shelter took of him as a younger kitten, but he has grown some. He's all black, fuzzy around his tail and hindquarters and ruff; I expect he'll probably be medium- rather than long-haired. Right now his ears and paws are out of proportion to the rest of him. That's usually a hint that the owner of the ears will grow to be bigger than average.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 25, 2022 04:44 PM (c6xtn)

56 TonyPete, that is awful.
I hope the brats got grounded by their parental units

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at June 25, 2022 04:44 PM (AGQFW)

57 What would you call a cross between a shi-tzu and a poodle?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at June 25, 2022 04:45 PM (u73oe)

58 Justamom,

Please don't put him down. He was excited and respurce guarding. There is a book "Mine" by Jean Donaldsonthat explains it. I got my dog Gary because of an incident like this. Worked it out and had no more problems with him. I still miss him.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at June 25, 2022 04:46 PM (YynYJ)

59 What would you call a cross between a shi-tzu and a poodle?
Posted by: Duke Lowell at June 25, 2022


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A Lottatrouble?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 25, 2022 04:46 PM (c6xtn)

60 What would you call a cross between a shi-tzu and a poodle?
Posted by: Duke Lowell at June 25, 2022 04

A Shidle?

Posted by: N.L. Urker, my trench is full of chickens at June 25, 2022 04:46 PM (VdGjU)

61 53 I guess poodles are bred with a lot of other dogs because there are a lot of ___poo dog names.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 25, 2022 04:42

It's because poodles are awesome

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at June 25, 2022 04:46 PM (uIkxA)

62 Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 25, 2022 04:42 PM (FZ2cV)

Poodles don't shed and are hypoallergenic.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at June 25, 2022 04:48 PM (MgJL2)

63 Well, nicer names would be shioodle or shipoo. I should ask FenSpouse. For some reason he thinks it's funny to make up names for dog breeds that don't actually exist

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 25, 2022 04:48 PM (FZ2cV)

64 Most of the breed rescues can't take a dog that has bit someone.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at June 25, 2022 04:49 PM (YynYJ)

65 Tonypete, that is sad. Kids don't think about the consequences of their actions. The way R. handled it, they will be careful about, and kind to, animals in the future.

Posted by: April - dash my lace wigs! at June 25, 2022 04:49 PM (OX9vb)

66 Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 25, 2022 04:42 PM (FZ2cV)

Poodles don't shed and are hypoallergenic.
Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at June 25, 2022


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"Oy with the poodles already."

Posted by: Lorelai Gilmore at June 25, 2022 04:51 PM (c6xtn)

67 A friend has a Pomeranian. An inexperienced groomer gave him a haircut that left him looking really weird. Apparently the hair will never grow back.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, my trench is full of chickens at June 25, 2022 04:51 PM (VdGjU)

68 Unless they're psychopaths.

Posted by: April - dash my lace wigs! at June 25, 2022 04:51 PM (OX9vb)

69 I love the episode of Duck Dynasty where Uncle Si brought a full sized French cut poodle duck hunting.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at June 25, 2022 04:52 PM (MgJL2)

70 The dogs are adorable, and I liked seeing the tortoise. I don't think I've ever seen a tortoise on here before.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 25, 2022 04:52 PM (FZ2cV)

71 I love the episode of Duck Dynasty where Uncle Si brought a full sized French cut poodle duck hunting.
Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at June 25, 2022


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Standard poodles are also supposed to be quite intelligent.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 25, 2022 04:53 PM (c6xtn)

72 I see poodles from time to time but they never have that poodle hairstyle.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, my trench is full of chickens at June 25, 2022 04:55 PM (VdGjU)

73 Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 25, 2022 04:53 PM (c6xtn)

Poodles were originally bred as water fowl hunting dogs.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at June 25, 2022 04:56 PM (MgJL2)

74 The dogs are adorable, and I liked seeing the tortoise. I don't think I've ever seen a tortoise on here before.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 25, 2022 04:52 PM (

All dogs are adorable, sometimes even chihuahuas.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, my trench is full of chickens at June 25, 2022 04:56 PM (VdGjU)

75 Awww, Pip brought a tear to my eye.
Today's pet morons are real cuties.

Posted by: redridinghood at June 25, 2022 04:57 PM (NpAcC)

76 shitzu and a poodle?

I guess you have to use the first part of the name, but Tzudle
(pronounced "zoodle") sounds rather amusing to me

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 25, 2022 04:58 PM (FZ2cV)

77 What do you get when you cross a crocodile with a Shetland pony?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at June 25, 2022 04:59 PM (u73oe)

78 A crocoshet.

I'll see myself out.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at June 25, 2022 05:00 PM (u73oe)

79 Poodles...

My wife and I were on the beach one day when a loose standard Poodle charged us and began nipping at my wife's face. She freaked. I had nothing but my hands to use on the animal. In the mean time its owner is calling the dog from about 20 yards away. Not trying to control it.

I shoved it's head in the sand and stood on it's neck to keep it down so my wife could flee. It was "a scene."

I despise owners who cannot/do not control their animals.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at June 25, 2022 05:02 PM (BFigT)

80 What do you get when you cross a crocodile with a Shetland pony?
Posted by: Duke Lowell

croc poo in the water?

Posted by: BifBewalski @ (UgAdJ) - at June 25, 2022 05:03 PM (UgAdJ)

81 I hate to break it to people but all your designer terri-poos and labradoodles etc. are just mutts. Sorry.

Posted by: leber at June 25, 2022 05:06 PM (zCi1D)

82 Stories like these, about dogs biting and charging up to nip at someone, are a big part of why I've never been a dog person. Cats are at least partly wild still, not as domesticated as dogs, and yet they flee danger, they don't attack it.

Yeah, I know, guard dogs for the home have a value, but I'd still be damned nervous about such an animal; and the animal would know it.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 25, 2022 05:06 PM (c6xtn)

83 I love all animals and would have multiple dogs and cats if I lived in the country.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at June 25, 2022 05:09 PM (MgJL2)

84 We used to raise for Southeastern Guide Dogs.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at June 25, 2022 05:10 PM (5p7BC)

85 I've been feeling down in the dumps today. Pets help.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, my trench is full of chickens at June 25, 2022 05:10 PM (VdGjU)

86 Pizza is a wonderful name for a dog.

When I was a kid we had a parrot named Sushi.
Posted by: Robert at June 25, 2022 04:04 PM (VaPXJ)


I have a cockatiel named Tyson, because he is a total jerk and I keep threatening to make him into a chicken dinner. I should send in his picture for a future pet thread.

Posted by: Jordan61 at June 25, 2022 05:11 PM (DgWEj)

87 I love all animals and would have multiple dogs and cats if I lived in the country.
Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at June 25, 2022


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If I had a house, I might go as high as 3 cats. Maybe. That is a lotta litter to clean up!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 25, 2022 05:11 PM (c6xtn)

88 I hate to break it to people but all your designer terri-poos and labradoodles etc. are just mutts. Sorry.
Posted by: leber at June 25, 2022 05:06 PM (zCi1D

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Yeah, well, you're a mutt!

Posted by: A Shitzapoo at June 25, 2022 05:11 PM (u73oe)

89 A pooshit?

Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at June 25, 2022 05:12 PM (BeZ5e)

90 I have one cat. There is a litter box in the garage.

She's an indoor/outdoor cat, so she rarely uses it.

Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at June 25, 2022 05:14 PM (BeZ5e)

91 Wow! What a great looking group of moronimals.

Posted by: olddog in mo at June 25, 2022 05:16 PM (AQ3af)

92 I just dug out my laser measuring device and switched it on. The faint chittering noise it makes woke Stirling from a dead sleep, and he came trotting to chase the little red laser crosshair image. Wolf and Chekov loved it too. A shame I didn't have it for earlier cats.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 25, 2022 05:18 PM (c6xtn)

93 Great pet pics, as usual. Always great to see.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at June 25, 2022 05:18 PM (5pTK/)

94 have a cockatiel named Tyson, because he is a total jerk and I keep threatening to make him into a chicken dinner. I should send in his picture for a future pet thread.
Posted by: Jordan61 at June 25, 2022 05:11 PM (DgWEj)

Many, many years ago I had a cocktail named Jimmer.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, my trench is full of chickens at June 25, 2022 05:19 PM (VdGjU)

95 I hate to break it to people but all your designer terri-poos and labradoodles etc. are just mutts. Sorry.

What's your f*cking point?

Posted by: olddog in mo at June 25, 2022 05:20 PM (AQ3af)

96 I have a cockatiel named Tyson, because he is a total jerk and I keep threatening to make him into a chicken dinner. I should send in his picture for a future pet thread.

Posted by: Jordan61 at June 25, 2022 05:11 PM (DgWEj)

Or food thread.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at June 25, 2022 05:20 PM (nByzo)

97 Posted by: Tonypete at June 25, 2022 04:34 PM (Msys3)

Sorry about your fishies. I'd hope that the parents would force the kids to come over and make amends.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at June 25, 2022 05:21 PM (nByzo)

98 The dogs are adorable, and I liked seeing the tortoise. I don't think I've ever seen a tortoise on here before.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 25, 2022 04:52 PM (FZ2cV)

I like turtles.

Posted by: Zombie Kid at June 25, 2022 05:21 PM (nByzo)

99 100

Posted by: A Shitzapoo at June 25, 2022 05:22 PM (u73oe)

100 > Stories like these, about dogs biting and charging up to nip at someone, are a big part of why I've never been a dog person.
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I'm with you Wolfus. I blame the owners mostly. In our case the owners were total dickheads. The guy immediately started bitching at me (while I was curb stomping his dog in the sand) instead of getting a leash on it. His girlfriend/wife was yelling to stop too.

Once he finally got a leash back on the dog I told him to get the fuck off the beach or I'd call the cops and report a vicious dog attack. He could deal with cops at that point.

They left. Literally dragging the dog through the sand by the leash.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at June 25, 2022 05:22 PM (BFigT)

101 Who's a mutt now?

Posted by: A Shitzapoo at June 25, 2022 05:23 PM (u73oe)

102 Or food thread.
Posted by: Comrade flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at June 25, 2022 05:20 PM (nByzo)


Heh. I've had him since he was a baby, more than 20 years now, and he has ALWAYS been a jerk. We had four at one point but two died and one escaped while my parents were taking care of them when we moved from OR to TX.

Posted by: Jordan61 at June 25, 2022 05:24 PM (DgWEj)

103 I need to send in photos of my tennis club which has basically turned into a zoo. We now have six giraffes, four different monkey species ( total of 20), three gibbon apes, flock of flamingos, ten different types of parrots, two toucans and a 50 year old African tortoise.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at June 25, 2022 05:24 PM (MgJL2)

104 I like turtles.
Posted by: Zombie Kid at June 25, 2022 05:21 PM

I remember being fascinated with the snapping turtle in a local pondm

Posted by: N.L. Urker, my trench is full of chickens at June 25, 2022 05:25 PM (VdGjU)

105 I love all animals and would have multiple dogs and cats if I lived in the country.
Posted by: Anti doesn't matter

you should totes check out Gold Shaw Farms ewetube channel. dude is an absolute caretaker of his birdfarm, and goes intonthe lives of all of his animals, including the three barn cats. i brayed like a donkey when i watched Jenny Murder Mittens with her video camera collar. little leggies going full speed with whiskers in the top of the frame.

Posted by: BifBewalski @ (UgAdJ) - at June 25, 2022 05:25 PM (UgAdJ)

106 pondm

Pond. Not pondm

Posted by: N.L. Urker, my trench is full of chickens at June 25, 2022 05:26 PM (VdGjU)

107 Who's a mutt now?
Posted by: A Shitzapoo at June 25, 2022 05:23 PM (u73oe)

You are! That's right, you're a good little mutt, aren't you? You are the cutest little mutt ever, and a good boi! Yes, you are!

*Gives that adorable little mutt a cookie

Posted by: April - dash my lace wigs! at June 25, 2022 05:27 PM (OX9vb)

108 That's a lot of animals for a tennis club.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at June 25, 2022 05:27 PM (u73oe)

109 here it is so you don't have to go find it.

https://youtu.be/hiQla47gTdg

Posted by: BifBewalski @ (UgAdJ) - at June 25, 2022 05:27 PM (UgAdJ)

110 We're dogsitting our daughters Dobi this weekend. He's such a baby but this morning on a walk, one of our older neighbors was walking his frufru tiny dog when he saw us. He grabbed his dog and ran to his front door. I understand being cautious but he was leashed and under control. It's been my experience that these little ankle biters are more vicious than any Doberman or Rotti.

Posted by: Megthered at June 25, 2022 05:27 PM (AdxHD)

111 Martini Farmer,
Dogs aren't allowed on the beaches here. But there's always a few dickheads who think the rules don't apply to them and have their dogs running around, shaking sand and helping themselves to people's lunch.
What's worse are people who bring their non service dogs into a service animal only area and think it's cute.

Posted by: nurse ratched at June 25, 2022 05:29 PM (U2p+3)

112 I'd love to hear the backstory on that.

Say, you know what would make our tennis club better? A few giraffes over there.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at June 25, 2022 05:29 PM (u73oe)

113 I want to see Sterling too

Posted by: Skip at June 25, 2022 05:30 PM (2JoB8)

114 I'd love to hear the backstory on that.

Say, you know what would make our tennis club better? A few giraffes over there.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at June 25, 2022 05:29 PM (u73oe)

Someone was looking for a tape measure, and another person offered up the giraffes as a substitute. The monkeys just came along for the ride.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at June 25, 2022 05:31 PM (nByzo)

115 That's a lot of animals for a tennis club.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at June 25, 2022 05:27 PM (u73oe)

It's the owner's passion . Tennis players are just an annoyance to her. Actually though it's a lot more than the tennis club it used to be. She built a water park a couple of years ago where the tennis stadium used to be.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at June 25, 2022 05:32 PM (MgJL2)

116 How do you concentrate on the volley when monkeys are flinging poo on the court?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at June 25, 2022 05:33 PM (u73oe)

117 Hey flounder and Jordan61,
We're getting sunny and 75 here in the beach. I hope y'all are warming up a little and drying out a bit.

Mountains are out.
I saw the Seafair pirates invade Alki Beach earlier today. Tons of folks out. Lots of kiddos.

Posted by: nurse ratched at June 25, 2022 05:35 PM (U2p+3)

118 I'd love to hear the backstory on that.

Say, you know what would make our tennis club better? A few giraffes over there.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at June 25, 2022 05:29 PM (u73oe)

You can look up Club Westside ( used to be Westside Tennis Club) . I just look at the photos posted and you don't even see the 26 tennis courts.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at June 25, 2022 05:36 PM (MgJL2)

119 Hey. 80 today. 87 tomorrow. Still getting over cold, and we skipped a lake trip this weekend. Summer colds suck.

Posted by: flounder at June 25, 2022 05:37 PM (nByzo)

120 That Dog is lucky to be alive

Posted by: Jamaica NYC at June 25, 2022 05:38 PM (b+v9B)

121 If I won the lottery I would build a zoo.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at June 25, 2022 05:38 PM (u73oe)

122 Posted by: nurse ratched at June 25, 2022 05:35 PM (U2p+3)

How fun! It's gorgeous out today.

Posted by: Jordan61 at June 25, 2022 05:40 PM (DgWEj)

123 And people would see me on the street and say hey, that's Duke, the zoo guy! He's like the tiger king without the ghey! Or the murder.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at June 25, 2022 05:41 PM (u73oe)

124
Who's a mutt now?
Posted by: A Shitzapoo


You are!

Posted by: Snickerdoodle at June 25, 2022 05:42 PM (63Dwl)

125 Snickerdoodles are delicious cookies and are not made from dogs. At least the way I make them.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at June 25, 2022 05:45 PM (u73oe)

126 And people would see me on the street and say hey, that's Duke, the zoo guy! He's like the tiger king without the ghey! Or the murder.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at June 25, 2022 05:41 PM (u73oe)


Heh. My sister texted and asked me if I had watched Tiger King and I said no, and she replied, "her sanctuary is near here." I said to my family, who is she talking about? And my son said, "that bitch Carol Baskin."

Posted by: Jordan61 at June 25, 2022 05:45 PM (DgWEj)

127 It will be a week tomorrow that we added Heidi Anne to our home. Of course I flew out early the next morning for Charleston so my wife has been dealing with an 8 week old German Shepard puppy and a not happy cat this week.

Posted by: Beartooth at June 25, 2022 05:46 PM (IuPqm)

128 Hey, Hammurabi, nice kitty!

Posted by: gourmand du jour at June 25, 2022 05:46 PM (jTmQV)

129 I give you Tip Toe, the famous african tortoise and his owner, Caitlin.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYIIFQkOMw4

Posted by: thatcrazyjerseyguy at June 25, 2022 05:48 PM (Zvtjl)

130 My wife used to train GSDs. I once said we should get one. She replied "I'm too old for that shit."

Posted by: Duke Lowell at June 25, 2022 05:48 PM (u73oe)

131 If you don't give a GSD a job, they'll give themselves one. Years ago I left mine at home while we went to the Texas state fair. She decided that her job was to see what the inside of the couch looked like.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at June 25, 2022 05:51 PM (u73oe)

132 My wife used to train GSDs. I once said we should get one. She replied "I'm too old for that shit."
Posted by: Duke Lowell at June 25, 2022 05:48 PM

We had a Malinios for 12 years. German Shepard will be a piece of cake.

Posted by: Beartooth at June 25, 2022 05:52 PM (IuPqm)

133 Pip the guide dog puppy made me cry, I'm so soft hearted.

Posted by: MammaB at June 25, 2022 05:54 PM (pAfQo)

134 We had a Malinios for 12 years. German Shepard will be a piece of cake.
Posted by: Beartooth at June 25, 2022 05:52 PM (IuPqm

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I'm not familiar with that breed. GSDs are a lot of fun. Super smart. Enjoy!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at June 25, 2022 05:57 PM (u73oe)

135 I've made a decision to restrict my commenting to the pet thread. The pets make me happy.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, my trench is full of chickens at June 25, 2022 05:59 PM (VdGjU)

136 ip the guide dog puppy made me cry, I'm so soft hearted.
Posted by: MammaB at June 25, 2022 05:54 PM (pAfQo)

Got awful dusty in here. Darn allergies.

Posted by: thatcrazyjerseyguy at June 25, 2022 05:59 PM (Zvtjl)

137 Hobby thread is nood.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at June 25, 2022 06:00 PM (u73oe)

138 We had a Malinios for 12 years. German Shepard will be a piece of cake.
Posted by: Beartooth at June 25, 2022 05:52 PM (IuPqm

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I'm not familiar with that breed. GSDs are a lot of fun. Super smart. Enjoy!
Posted by: Duke Lowell at June 25, 2022 05:57 PM

They are a Belgium Shepard. Similar to a GSD but much more athletic and intelligent. A large percentage of military dogs are Malinois.

Heidi will be a guard dog for us and grandkids. She'll start her first dawn and dusk patrols next week. Any training tips will be appreciated.

Posted by: Beartooth at June 25, 2022 06:02 PM (IuPqm)

139 Some riders I know have Malinois dogs. They do cross fit when not riding and have the energy to keep up with the breed so its cool. I like mutts, they are often a bit more chill, and we've managed to get adults from shelters or someone rehoming for decades now which also helps.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at June 25, 2022 06:10 PM (3cGpq)

140 I have a theory and it likely won't be popular. Dogs are not people. They don't talk to each other. They use physical means to settle disputes. People get dogs with the expectation they can verbally train them. Usually this runs into problems when the pup is a teenager and starts acting like a jerk. Long ago, I read the book by the monks of New Skete. They train GSDs. They mentioned the way a mama dog deals with pups and disciplines by grabbing the loose skin on the neck and giving a shake. And then there is the alpha wolf rollover. Not something you need with most dogs but handy.

The book I mentioned earlier also discusses dog bites. A vicious bite has a tearing motion. Most of these bites are warning bites. I am totally on board with someone having to rehome a dog for biting a child. But they may be fine in another home.

As for GSDs, mine was very protective. I always said it was like having a loaded gun and I would muzzle him, to be on the safe side when in public. You don't know what can trigger a reaction. Other dogs, like Jake, do not have a mean bone in their body. You just need to know your dog.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at June 25, 2022 06:11 PM (YynYJ)

141 There was someone on the springer group, talking about re-homing her 12 week old pup because he was biting. There were all sorts of suggestions, but someone much blunter than me asked them if they had ever had a dog before. Biting is what puppies do. You have to train them that it's not allowed. And if you aren't willing to do that, you shouldn't have a puppy.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at June 25, 2022 06:15 PM (YynYJ)

142 Sorry if this is the wrong place to make this comment and someone else hasn't corrected it but in earlier threads it was mentioned that the Roe was decided 6-3 when it was actually decided 5-4. Dobbs was decided 6-3.

Posted by: xa4 nasal radiator at June 25, 2022 06:40 PM (xkudx)

143 Ref comment 50
"... suddenly aware that This Is a Big Damn World Out Here. Which gave me time to scoop him up and tote him back inside.
- Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 25, 2022 04:40 PM (c6xtn) "

Yes, that's happened to me, too. Cat runs down the front steps, then looks - Up. WAAAY uuuppp. "Uhhhh, there's no ceiling, there's no walls, uhhhhh - WHERE am I supposed to go??" Have to quick grab kitty before she darts under the rosebush.

Funny thing, at that time I had two always-indoor cats and one formerly-outdoor cat who had invited herself to live with me. The indoor cats were
always SO INTERESTED when I opened the front door to get the mail or whatever; but the outdoor cat
would quick walk back into the interior of the living room in order to Not Possibly, Nossir, Never, wind up outside again. She KNEW.

Posted by: Doo-dah, Doo-dah at June 26, 2022 04:55 AM (MJcyA)

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