Ace of Spades Pet Thread, December 3

Are your pets in the holiday spirit yet?

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Courtesy Sarah

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Courtesy Kindltot

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

Would you like a treat?

Let's focus on the critters and leave the world of politics and current events outside today. That can wait.

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Getting Ready

Cleaning house

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Learning to play

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Spiritual preparation

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Preparation for a special job

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Personal note:

When our friend died in 2018, we inherited his little Chihuahua, Son. He had some difficulty adapting and tended to be a one-person dog like many Chihuahuas, but he was loved. He became blind and had to have an eye and several of his teeth removed. He actually seemed to do better with people as he became more disabled. He still pranced around and interacted with the other dogs. But with one eye gone and an ugly eye, along with a tongue that perpetually stuck out of the side of his mouth, he looked sort of shocking.

The day before he died, he spent more time walking around outdoors than usual. In the evening, his back legs collapsed and he lost control of his bladder. He eventually struggle back to his feet, but died in his sleep.

We see in our mind's eye his Daddy welcoming him into his arms.

Saying goodbye to special dogs

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Meet The PetMorons

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Bogie and Bacall originally posted to the Pet Thread when they were 12 weeks old. This is now my favorite photo I took last week. They are now . 4 1/2 years old.

Polynikes

Are you sure that they are pampered enough?

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Hi, KT--

Thanks for taking over the pet thread. You are doing a great job--plus a stellar job at the other threads you manage. We appreciate all of the COBs so much.

I am a fan of the weekend threads and comment occasionally as Art Rondelet of Malmsey. (Despite the nic, I am a female by birth and identity.) Our rescue dog, Luna, was on a previous pet thread shortly after we adopted her last year. She has now settled in and is a better dog that we imagined she could be.

Here she is welcoming in the Christmas season. My Christmas wish for the Horde is that everyone can find someone--whether human or animal--who greets them with the happiness and affection that Luna greets us with every morning. She is truly a blessing.

Luna looks like a blessing. And thank you for bringing Christmas blessings and cheer to us here at the Pet Thread!

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Hello K.T.,

Still lurking on the blog...especially the wonderful Pet Thread! Again I write with sad news, as we just had to put our beloved 14 year old Beagle named Molly down. Two losses in one year is extremely heartbreaking.

Molly came to us at 2 years of age from a pet rescue. We were initially going to foster her, but she knew she had her forever home as soon as she walked through the door. She was smart, sassy and VERY stubborn...just like my wife...which is why they got along so well, I believe. She knew nothing but love, and gave the same. She had me quite well trained...she LOVED when I spoon fed her ice cream, and she knew that whenever mom was chewing, so was she. She, like our boy Salem who we lost in March, loved the beach...not so much the water, just the sand. She loved adventures, whether it was a ride to a faraway place, the nearest amusement park, or just a walk in the woods.

So, like MisHum did for me when Salem passed, my wife would surely be touched if you could put Molly's picture up on an upcoming Pet Thread.


As always, love the blog, and keep up the great work!

Thanks! Much love to all!

Phil and Reene

Molly looks like a wonderful companion. So sorry that you have lost two great friends this year.

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Good morning ! This is my bud, Rebel the Dog. He's an American Staffordshire Terrier, and he'll be 8 years old this January. He's a Very Good Boy and I'm Very Proud of him. He loves to visit my Grandsons , going on truck rides, patrolling the neighborhood, barking, running and playing with his friends at Little River Pet Resort or at Laura's House.

However, we don't like squirrels (SQ's), Creatures of the Wild or unvetted canines that may stroll through the neighborhood!

I'm an everyday lurker and sometimes commenter who goes by Rick554! Thanks for the Pet Thread and showcasing some of GODs greatest Pals! And I thank the Good Lord for letting me take care of one of his Dogs. All the best!
Rick554 and Rebel the Dog!

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Possession is Math

Winston protects the orange squeaky from Jack.

John

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What a wonderful collection of pet stories today. Thank you each and everyone for sharing your pets with us.

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 by which you wish to be known when you comment 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, the Ace of Spades Pet Thread, Thanksgiving Weekend Some special PetMoron stories and photos there. And pets in the theater.

I closed the comments on this post so you wouldn't get banned for commenting on a week-old post, but don't try it anyway.

Posted by: K.T. at 03:26 PM




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1 Happy Caturday everyone

Posted by: Skip at December 03, 2022 03:29 PM (xhxe8)

2 Beautiful pets!

Bogie and Bacall look very glamorous, like a scene in a film noir.

Posted by: CN at December 03, 2022 03:31 PM (Zzbjj)

3 Nice Pets Y'all!...

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at December 03, 2022 03:31 PM (R/m4+)

4 Condolences on the loss of Molly. She looks like she was a sweet, affectionate soul.

Posted by: CN at December 03, 2022 03:32 PM (Zzbjj)

5 Critters!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 03, 2022 03:33 PM (u73oe)

6 Here's my cat tale from this past Monday:

Our momma cat disappeared sometime between Saturday and Sunday. She was not at the door first thing in the morning looking for breakfast which is not normal. My wife and I walked the property, calling for her and found nothing.

Then, on Monday my wife went out again while I looked around the garage/shop and under the front porch. My wife was comming up from "the bottoms" and she was smiling. "Where is she?" I asked. My wife pointed to a large tree beyond our property, behind a fence near a soybean field. 20 feet up. She'd been there for two days and nights.

I had to jump one barbed wire fence, cross a dry creekbed, climb up the other side and make a path through heavy brush, while carrying a ladder to reach the tree. What a freaking ordeal. And we've no idea what was after her, or what possessed her to go up that tree.

That's one of nine lives right there. She also hasn't strayed too far from the house since then.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at December 03, 2022 03:34 PM (Q4IgG)

7 Rained last night, can't be this dusty in here.

Posted by: Commissar of Plenty and Lysenko Solutions at December 03, 2022 03:36 PM (gBnOF)

8 My ginormous feral cat buddy Creamsickle (orange and white) hadn't been around for a few weeks until last Saturday when he climbed up on the back fence and called for me. We made eye contact, he ran to our meeting place, and I went out back to hand feed him kitteh treats. He doesn't talk much or let me pet him but I'm apparently the only human he gets close to. I love hanging out with him.

Posted by: SFGoth at December 03, 2022 03:36 PM (KAi1n)

9 Beautiful pet photos! Sorry for Molly's passing.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at December 03, 2022 03:37 PM (uz3Px)

10 Hey, nice scowl on that feral cat. LOL!
Nice contributions from the horde, love the roomba cats.
They somehow manage to look non-pussed. (rim shot).

Posted by: gourmand du jour, friend to pets at December 03, 2022 03:37 PM (jTmQV)

11 Glad your momma cat story had a happy ending Martini Farmer.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at December 03, 2022 03:38 PM (3cGpq)

12 Horny Frogs just tied Wildcats. Less than 2 mins to go.

Posted by: olddog in mo at December 03, 2022 03:38 PM (ju2Fy)

13 BARK! BARKBARKBARKBARKBARK! BARKBARK!

(a leaf blew by the door)

Posted by: Daisy, mindful webworker's Malinois at December 03, 2022 03:40 PM (5R/2V)

14 Hugs Phil and Reene. I know how short 12 years feels when it is the final goodbye to a beloved pet.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at December 03, 2022 03:40 PM (3cGpq)

15 Posted by: Martini Farmer at December 03, 2022 03:34 PM (Q4IgG)

You're a good man. Was mama cat happy to see ya?

Posted by: polynikes at December 03, 2022 03:41 PM (8SCtT)

16 What is it with some of these tweeter vids? "Existential crisis" cuts off before the 'punch line.'
The fuller vid
https://youtu.be/gm1aWsQgfNo

Posted by: mindful webworker - owned by the critters we keep at December 03, 2022 03:43 PM (5R/2V)

17 Go frogs.

Posted by: Eromero at December 03, 2022 03:44 PM (/knpl)

18 Horny Frogs!! 🐸

Posted by: nurse ratched at December 03, 2022 03:45 PM (U2p+3)

19 Momma cat was very happy to be out of that tree. It wasn't all that cold on Sunday night, but Saturday night which I assume was her first night in the tree it got below freezing, but only for a couple hours right at sunrise.

We live in a rural area, farms, cows, horses. I'm amazed whatever went after her didn't show up on our security system. It was about 1/5 of a mile from our house.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at December 03, 2022 03:46 PM (Q4IgG)

20
I've taken in two feral cats. One didn't last long. He left within two days and went back to where he came up to me in the first place, at work.

The other was a kitten/near-adolescent my dad brought home after he found him drowning in a culvert during a storm. That was a cat who liked us and stayed with us for several years. But, he was still feral, and he was a maine coon, so huge. Crazy animal. Really nice to the humans, but aggressive and destructive toward objects and other animals. He would jump up on the counter and shatter a glass just for the fun of it.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 03, 2022 03:47 PM (oINRc)

21 Tino's gonna be kicking ass and taking names.

Posted by: Miley, okravangelist at December 03, 2022 03:49 PM (Mzdiz)

22 Love these non-human family members.

Posted by: Eromero at December 03, 2022 03:49 PM (/knpl)

23 Never understood why people let animals on counters where they fix food.

Posted by: Infidel at December 03, 2022 03:50 PM (ZEa+g)

24 …while carrying a ladder to reach the tree. What a freaking ordeal…
Posted by: Martini Farmer


I've seen it said many times on a smart military blog that I frequent, if cats were really stuck, you'd see their skeletons up in the trees.

Many years ago, we had a big ol' pale yellow cat, Muffin, who one day we found dozens of feet up an old pecan behind the house. Would have been hard to get to with a cherry-picker. Eventually, he got hungry enough, he clambered down.

Posted by: mindful webworker - needs to go buy some dog crunchies at December 03, 2022 03:50 PM (5R/2V)

25 Posted by: Martini Farmer at December 03, 2022 03:34 PM (Q4IgG)

I had a cat named Zeus who up and disappeared. That almost always means "coyote," and after a couple days, we gave up on finding him.

*Eleven* days later, I hear this pathetic meow out in the woods, and find this poor little bastard in a tree. He must have been up there a few days at least.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 03, 2022 03:52 PM (oINRc)

26 Never understood why people let animals on counters where they fix food.
Posted by: Infidel
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It keeps the covid away?

Posted by: olddog in mo at December 03, 2022 03:53 PM (ju2Fy)

27 Bogie is 20lbs and his sister is 11lbs. When they were kittens I had no idea there would be that big of a difference.

Posted by: polynikes at December 03, 2022 03:53 PM (8SCtT)

28 The white cat posted by polynikes looks exactly the cat in the white cat meme.

Is he or she snarky.

Posted by: That NLurker guy where's my Irene Adler? at December 03, 2022 03:53 PM (VdGjU)

29 Just a bit dusty in here, with the tale of Son. (AND the poem)
How wonderful that he had good people to care for him through the end.
Thank you, K. T.

Posted by: Appycay at December 03, 2022 03:54 PM (EdYR/)

30 Never understood why people let animals on counters where they fix food.
Posted by: Infidel
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Who's going to help me put away the groceries?

Posted by: polynikes at December 03, 2022 03:55 PM (8SCtT)

31 I bought my Paisley a big, meaty soup bone. She gnawed on it for hours.
Cool food and toy.

Posted by: That NLurker guy where's my Irene Adler? at December 03, 2022 03:55 PM (VdGjU)

32
Never understood why people let animals on counters where they fix food.
Posted by: Infidel

Yeah, it's gross. My cat is a total bitch, but she doesn't go on my counters.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 03, 2022 03:56 PM (oINRc)

33 31 I bought my Paisley a big, meaty soup bone. She gnawed on it for hours.
Cool food and toy.
Posted by: That NLurker guy where's my Irene Adler? at December 03, 2022 03:55 PM (VdGjU)

Sounds like she had a great morning!

Posted by: CN at December 03, 2022 03:56 PM (Zzbjj)

34 I had a cat named Zeus who up and disappeared. That almost always means "coyote," and after a couple days, we gave up on finding him.

*Eleven* days later, I hear this pathetic meow out in the woods, and find this poor little bastard in a tree. He must have been up there a few days at least.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 03, 2022 03:52 PM


Our son picked up a feral cat when we lived in Connecticut. He would disappear for days after he brought him home so I named him AWOL. His time away from home would go longer and longer and one time was over three months and then one day he came trotting back through the back deck door to the cat food. This went on for about 3 years and one time he spent six months away from home only to show up again. That was the last time. He left a couple of days after that and we never saw him again. Pretty sure the coyotes got him.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at December 03, 2022 03:57 PM (uNylN)

35 Is he or she snarky.
Posted by: That NLurker guy where's my Irene Adler? at December 03, 2022 03:53 PM (VdGjU)

She's a great cat but she likes to yell at me when she wants something and will not stop until she gets it. Bogie her brother rarely cries. He's got one cry when he wants out into the porch or garage.

Posted by: polynikes at December 03, 2022 03:58 PM (8SCtT)

36 Cats on counter tops calls for persistent application of the water spray bottle.

Posted by: gourmand du jour, friend to pets at December 03, 2022 03:59 PM (jTmQV)

37 Cats on counter tops calls for persistent application of the water spray bottle.
Posted by: gourmand du jour, friend to pets at December 03, 2022 03:59 PM (jTmQV)

My cat gets fed on the counter top, because if she were fed on the floor, the dog would eat her dinner.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 03, 2022 04:01 PM (tkR6S)

38
Lady YD wants a dog. I countered with "what about an ocelot?" She didn't go for it, and Joe Mannix told me I was insane, so I guess we're going with "dog."

Since ocelots are a little too real for the Stepford Wives around here, I'm thinking "basset hound." The thing is, they're super-expensive. Like, almost as much as an ocelot.

Does anyone know somewhere I could get find some shady character with a trenchcoat full of cut-rate basset hounds, or something?

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 03, 2022 04:03 PM (oINRc)

39 I was thinking about letting my kittehs be indoor /outdoor cats as that is what my family and I always had growing up. But then I thought about how bad I would feel if something happened to them . Instead I trained them to go for walks with me without a leash. It's like having dogs now who demand their walks.

Posted by: polynikes at December 03, 2022 04:04 PM (8SCtT)

40 Friends have a mini Australian Shepherd that had four puppies. One of the little ones crossed the Rainbow Bridge Thursday. Makes me sad.

Posted by: That NLurker guy where's my Irene Adler? at December 03, 2022 04:04 PM (VdGjU)

41 Does anyone know somewhere I could get find some shady character with a trenchcoat full of cut-rate basset hounds, or something?
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 03, 2022 04:03 PM (oINRc)

Try an animal shelter.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 03, 2022 04:06 PM (tkR6S)

42 Here... I'd wager it was coyotes. They've been very active for the last couple weeks or so. Guy across the road had one of his horses attacked about a month ago by 2 coyotes. We also caught a pair of German Shepherd's on the security cameras that apparently are "loose" or were dumped somewhere in the area.

The coyotes are particularly aggressive right now.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at December 03, 2022 04:07 PM (Q4IgG)

43 Lady YD wants a dog. I countered with "what about an ocelot?" She didn't go for it, and Joe Mannix told me I was insane, so I guess we're going with "dog."

How about an ocelittle?

Posted by: That NLurker guy where's my Irene Adler? at December 03, 2022 04:09 PM (VdGjU)

44 Thanks for the memorial for our girl, K.T. Our hearts are broken, but after a few weeks of coming home to nothing but quiet, we've started the process of adopting a new fur baby. Keep up the great work on the blog! Awesome pets, everyone! Merry Christmas to you all!

Posted by: PhilNReene at December 03, 2022 04:09 PM (AN7jR)

45
Try an animal shelter.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 03, 2022 04:06 PM (tkR6S)

I checked out all the ones around here, but I have to imagine they have more dogs than they show on these websites. It's always like three or four pictures and descriptions.

I should probably go check them out in person.

But the thing is, bloodhounds and bassets are a specialized breed, and people don't just take them to shelters and leave them. I think I may end up having to steal one, or, G-d forbid... pay retail

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 03, 2022 04:10 PM (oINRc)

46 23 because I have Savannah Cats and you take the good with the bad. They are very cool cats. When J came into my life as an avowed cat hater, he swore he wouldn’t sleep with a cat, nor would they be on furniture or counters (giggle). Flash forward, he bought me Sabi for my birthday 3 years ago when I lost my Nyah girl and both Kovu and I were inconsolable, he makes a comfy part of the bed each night for “the boys” and feeds Sabi ice cream from his spoon. He now gets that Savannah’s understanding of the word “ no” is situational. We clean the counters a lot.

Posted by: Piper at December 03, 2022 04:10 PM (ZdaMQ)

47 When caught on counter, Sugar almost only than her sister Cinnamon, would get picked up immediately and locked down in basement. It kept her off most of time. Cinnamon was more for table getting same treatment. Was funny if she wanted something on table would be like a person knowing 1 paw was basement time.

Posted by: Skip at December 03, 2022 04:12 PM (xhxe8)

48 Love that top photo. I'm sure the miniature Dachshund that was our family pet for 16 years, all 6 pounds of her, saw herself that way when the doorbell rang. Any intruder wouldn't have had an ankle left.

Posted by: JTB at December 03, 2022 04:12 PM (7EjX1)

49 Cats on counter tops calls for persistent application of the water spray bottle.
Posted by: gourmand du jour, friend to pets at December 03, 2022 03:59 PM (jTmQV)

I had a cat that as a kitten was a bit too rough for his 15 year old sister so I tried the spray bottle. He decided he liked it and would drink from it, and I had to keep one handy for the next 16 years for him.

I have a feeding station on the "breakfast bar" part of the counters that the cats use but they don't go on the rest of the counters. I have enough trees and such that have better altitude.

Posted by: Oldcat at December 03, 2022 04:12 PM (eoQWY)

50 36 mine love water, they will get in the shower and tub with you. A spray bottle would just be a fun new game. I keep a clear glass bottle of cleaner on the counters so it’s kind of attractive and we all clean counters all the time.

Posted by: Piper at December 03, 2022 04:14 PM (ZdaMQ)

51
No kidding, though, basset hounds are great dogs. They're friendly, and lazy. They don't cause too many problems. They do have gigantic poops, though, and lots of 'em.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 03, 2022 04:14 PM (oINRc)

52 Beautiful pets!

Posted by: JT at December 03, 2022 04:17 PM (T4tVD)

53 I love dogs and their doggie ways. I like cats.

Posted by: That NLurker guy where's my Irene Adler? at December 03, 2022 04:17 PM (VdGjU)

54 But the thing is, bloodhounds and bassets are a specialized breed, and people don't just take them to shelters and leave them. I think I may end up having to steal one, or, G-d forbid... pay retail
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 03, 2022 04:10 PM (oINRc)

My Pogo is a Basset X Border Collie. She was born on a ranch a few miles from my home. I got word they were looking for homes for the pups, and went out there. She has been with me ever since. Snoozing on her doggie bed right now.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 03, 2022 04:17 PM (tkR6S)

55 I love dogs and their doggie ways. I like cats.
Posted by: That NLurker guy where's my Irene Adler? at December 03, 2022 04:17 PM (VdGjU)

Nothing better than having a dog and cat that are best friends. I had that growing up and have some great and funny memories.

Posted by: polynikes at December 03, 2022 04:20 PM (8SCtT)

56 After losing my big kitty Earl in August. His sister Misty who is 13 is so lonely but I didn’t know what I wanted to do for a buddy. So I decided on a teenager after looking at older kitties with personality issues. Misty has her quirks, I had put in an application months ago at a real good shelter and didn’t hear anything. Then a couple of days ago the perfect teenager appeared on their Facebook page. I emailed and said I had an app in for months and no one emailed me and am looking to meet this particular cat. They said my app was approved but made no mention of the cat but said if I saw one I liked to email them. I emailed again and nothing. Today the cat’s picture has adoption pending on her. I’m pissed. I emailed again and they responded and said someone had an application in before me. I’ve had mine in for 2 months and no one even acknowledged it. Doesn’t make sense. Not a happy camper today. Love all the critter pictures today.

Posted by: Jaimo at December 03, 2022 04:20 PM (NXGjq)

57 Does anyone know somewhere I could get find some shady character with a trenchcoat full of cut-rate basset hounds, or something?
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 03, 2022 04:03 PM (oINRc)

Try an animal shelter.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 03, 2022 04:06 PM (tkR6S)

I did a google search for basset hound adoptions and it got a number of hits across the land.

Posted by: Oldcat at December 03, 2022 04:20 PM (eoQWY)

58
Love that top photo. I'm sure the miniature Dachshund that was our family pet for 16 years, all 6 pounds of her, saw herself that way when the doorbell rang. Any intruder wouldn't have had an ankle left.
Posted by: JTB at December 03, 2022 04:12 PM (7EjX1)

I was grievously wounded, almost killed by a Dachshund. I loved that Dachshund. He belonged to my ex-girlfriend, and I was doing some work renovating her basement while she was out of town. I'd stripped all of the carpet off the stairs and cut the lights, when he tripped me... I went down hard, broke my tailbone, and my left thumb, in two places. It looked like a "Z."

Thanks, Sancho.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 03, 2022 04:20 PM (oINRc)

59 Hope you are feeling better AOP!

Posted by: Infidel at December 03, 2022 04:21 PM (ZEa+g)

60 Bassets and Dachshunds are prone to back problems.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 03, 2022 04:22 PM (63Dwl)

61 56 @jaimo I am sorry that happened, I have found many rescues, not all, but many are not very organized relying on volunteers.

Posted by: Piper at December 03, 2022 04:23 PM (ZdaMQ)

62 Cats are so funny...

Just took a pic of Kaylee the Calico Kitty Cat (the cutest little cat of them all) lounging on her back on my office floor.

She seemed get upset about the pic because she immediately rolled over and got up...

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at December 03, 2022 04:23 PM (BpYfr)

63 Piper, yea when I got Misty I was able to walk in and I sat on the floor and she walked over to me and sat down. I was purchased by her. Lol. You have to email, make an appt. Hope they get back to you. Right now all the kitties have adoption pending on them. Why are those pictures even there. I can even look at any others because they’re not showing them. It sucks. I donate to several real needy shelters but this one is very high end and has way more funds than most.

Posted by: Jaimo at December 03, 2022 04:25 PM (NXGjq)

64 I emailed again and nothing. Today the cat’s picture has adoption pending on her. I’m pissed. I emailed again and they responded and said someone had an application in before me. I’ve had mine in for 2 months and no one even acknowledged it. Doesn’t make sense. Not a happy camper today. Love all the critter pictures today.
Posted by: Jaimo at December 03, 2022 04:20 PM (NXGjq)

Garbage like that was why I went to the city and purebreds for the emergency adoptions. I did pick up a relationship with a sensible rescue shelter later for two cats, both gone now.

Too many liars and Karens, and you aren't in the best of frames of mind. I know, I was in precisely your situation years back when one of my paired girls I had had for a dozen years since grad school died suddenly.

In that case I found a cat at the city pound and next time hearing all the supposed distress about cats abandoned in the recession and still getting the business I did it again. Next time I went to a professional.

Posted by: Oldcat at December 03, 2022 04:28 PM (eoQWY)

65 Where do you find the ugliest dogs?

At a sh*t zoo!

Posted by: Sawdust at December 03, 2022 04:31 PM (9YbFY)

66 Just took a pic of Kaylee the Calico Kitty Cat (the cutest little cat of them all) lounging on her back on my office floor.

She seemed get upset about the pic because she immediately rolled over and got up...
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at December 03, 2022 04:23 PM (BpYfr)

I had one that got caught with a flash sometime early in his life. For the rest of his life he would squint his eyes closed or turn around backwards if he saw a camera. Not getting caught that way again.

Posted by: Oldcat at December 03, 2022 04:32 PM (eoQWY)

67 Was about to put on my loafers to walk outside with the pooch, when I discovered that Daisy (a/k/a "Jaws") had pulled out the insole and chewed it to pieces. I snarled and tried to wap her with the soggy remains. She cowered and looked all guilty. I thought we were past this. She picks up pretty well on what's good and bad, but has relapses.

I'll tell her something is "bad," but I try to avoid ever saying "bad dog." It's not the critter, it's the behavior that's bad. I want her to self-identify as "good."
🌼👍🐕

Posted by: mindful webworker - Daisy is a good girl at December 03, 2022 04:32 PM (5R/2V)

68 [PART1of3] For those of us who feed feral cats:
My daughter is feeding 6 kittens that were born in a Chili parking lot. They "live/hide" in the storm drains. The Mum has been gone for a while, abandoned them or possibly dead. They are quite large now, beautiful, more like "teenagers". Three of them have now accepted my daughter and come out to greet her as soon as they hear the car and one of them has allowed her to stroke it. There is a 7th female that is not part of the litter but we have seen her at least twice coming to feed.

If we hadn't started to feed them then I imagine they would have followed the typical pattern of scattering in all directions in their search for food. Some might have gotten adopted, others at least become outside cats, sadly one or two could have died (cars, dogs, nasty people).

Posted by: Cimpino - what to do with the kitten early in the morning at December 03, 2022 04:34 PM (qfLjt)

69 Thanks, Sancho.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice

OW !

Posted by: JT at December 03, 2022 04:34 PM (T4tVD)

70 [PART2of3] For those of us who feed feral cats:
Instead they are staying in one place since food comes once a day. My worry is that, as they mature, they will mate (not good as siblings) and soon instead of 6 cats there may be 12-16 cats, a number that will be noticed. If the staff are all not ailurophobic then no problems but if a customer were to complain, for example, then I can envisage Animal Control getting a call, resulting in most of the kitties being rounded up and 'disposed of'. We don't have the financial resources to feed an additional 10-20 cats.

Posted by: Cimpino -- what to do with the kitten early in the morning at December 03, 2022 04:35 PM (qfLjt)

71 Hope you are feeling better AOP!
Posted by: Infidel

Seconded !

Posted by: JT at December 03, 2022 04:35 PM (T4tVD)

72 Was about to put on my loafers to walk outside with the pooch, when I discovered that Daisy (a/k/a "Jaws") had pulled out the insole and chewed it to pieces. I snarled and tried to wap her with the soggy remains. She cowered and looked all guilty. I thought we were past this. She picks up pretty well on what's good and bad, but has relapses.

I'll tell her something is "bad," but I try to avoid ever saying "bad dog." It's not the critter, it's the behavior that's bad. I want her to self-identify as "good."
🌼👍🐕
Posted by: mindful webworker - Daisy is a good girl at December 03, 2022 04:32 PM (5R/2V)

Cats at least tend to like shoes because they are cat sized and smell like you. Outside of teething most aren't chewer-uppers. It's easiest to modify behaviors if you provide a valid substitute - I assume gnawing is a standard dog need like cats scratching, can you keep something she's allowed to gnaw on near where the shoes are.

Posted by: Oldcat at December 03, 2022 04:35 PM (eoQWY)

73 Nice three quarter moon up thar.

Posted by: JT at December 03, 2022 04:36 PM (T4tVD)

74 Strong wind from the west.

Posted by: JT at December 03, 2022 04:36 PM (T4tVD)

75 [PART3of3] For those of us who feed feral cats:
Any one of you had a similar experience, thoughts, suggestions? We have done this a few times but it was always one feral cat per occasion and most became inside cats at my house or, rarely, someone else's home. We have 'over 15' inside cats so cannot adopt any more. The last 5 were kittens, 2 born inside (pregnant lady cat), 2 were found in my improvised outside shelter on the back porch (old, cracked pet carrier well wrapped in plastic) where a neighbor's hen had been laying an egg daily, and one we call Marty, was a Walmart parking lot dump. All 5 and the Mum have been fixed - EXPENSIVE!!

Let's have your thoughts and comments.
Much appreciated as always.

Posted by: Cimpino --- what to do with the kitten early in the morning at December 03, 2022 04:36 PM (qfLjt)

76 My brother had a complete total mutt who used to eat cigarette butts and chewing tobacco. He also like to drink whiskey and beer and coffee and was run over twice by a trailer and a truck. Tough old nasty, funny bastard.

I'm certain his broken back and joints are what got him.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at December 03, 2022 04:39 PM (geVLo)

77 When the wind is from the west, the fish bite best.
When the wind is from the east, the fish bite least.
When the win is from the south, it blows the bait in the fish's mouth.

When the wind is from the north, you're boned !

Posted by: JT at December 03, 2022 04:39 PM (T4tVD)

78 [PART1of3] For those of us who feed feral cats:
My daughter is feeding 6 kittens that were born in a Chili parking lot. They "live/hide" in the storm drains. The Mum has been gone for a while, abandoned them or possibly dead. They are quite large now, beautiful, more like "teenagers". Three of them have now accepted my daughter and come out to greet her as soon as they hear the car and one of them has allowed her to stroke it. There is a 7th female that is not part of the litter but we have seen her at least twice coming to feed.

There are sometimes TNR (trap neuter release) groups that will swarm in and fix everyone in a colony and have access to cut rate neutering. I've heard of cities or shelters loaning trap no harm capture cages and people doing it themselves. Kitten Lady on You Tube and some other rescue groups film themselves doing this. My brother did this to a cat he was feeding on a rooftop a few years ago.

Posted by: Oldcat at December 03, 2022 04:40 PM (eoQWY)

79 YAY PETZZZZ!

Walked doggeh
He stepped in some kinda poop
So that's our day

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at December 03, 2022 04:41 PM (Kd4bG)

80 Someone please help me understand this.
I can understand someone having a dog, maybe two to keep the other company.

But five? Seriously. FIVE FUCKING DOGS.

The reason why I ask is because someone who has done as much as possible to avoid having any pets, I live between two homes where both owners have five dogs each. That makes ten yapping, hyperactive psychotic dogs that will disturb the peace for at half hour at least if I simply just go outside.

Do you dog owners hate your neighbors? Do you ignore the constant din of racket these pests make? Do you know that their sound is akin to loud rap music and car alarms as far as ambiance?

I moved out of the city to avoid irritating noise and I get this.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at December 03, 2022 04:41 PM (JIRK+)

81 Cimpino, you never have to go looking for a cat. They just show up at what may seem an odd time or place. All morons know this.

Posted by: Eromero at December 03, 2022 04:42 PM (z3WCn)

82 Have come to appreciate my city neighbors barking dog/s, tells the wandering piss bums to move along.

Posted by: Commissar of Plenty and Lysenko Solutions at December 03, 2022 04:44 PM (VslTN)

83 Posted by: Reuben Hick at December 03, 2022 04:41 PM (JIRK+)

I don't disagree that dog owners need to be considerate but just curious, who was there first?

Posted by: polynikes at December 03, 2022 04:44 PM (8SCtT)

84 Cimpino - well I have 3 ferals and mine are TNR’d. They live on my deck and have heated housing with covered heated feeding station. 3 boys. If there is a cat rescue group in your daughters area she should look them up. They can be trapped and fixed and then released back into the wild. Most likely they will either succumb to the elements or be eaten by coyotes but in the meantime they will make lots and lots of babies. Animal control won’t round up feral cats unless one is injured. They are free range and their fate is left up to good hearted people who want to get them at a minimum fixed. A rescue group would be able to give you info. If not try Ally Cat Allies. They are a national organization and can maybe find someone for you.

Posted by: Jaimo at December 03, 2022 04:45 PM (NXGjq)

85 There are several feral cats be-bopping around casa JT.

I dumpster dive in my landlord's dumpster and take out anything that the bird's will eat.

Anything with meat I throw over the fence for the cats; that is if the birds don't get to it first.

I have 2 - 5 gallon buckets filled with water to replenish my birdbath. The cats would drink from them, but it was a chore for them (up on their hind legs.) So, I have a 2 gallon bucket for the cats.

Posted by: JT at December 03, 2022 04:46 PM (T4tVD)

86 >>>The reason why I ask is because someone who has done as much as possible to avoid having any pets, I live between two homes where both owners have five dogs each. That makes ten yapping, hyperactive psychotic dogs that will disturb the peace for at half hour at least if I simply just go outside.

>I've mentioned this before, but my surrounding neighbors have nine dogs, that yap all day, and I have never seen the owners walk the dogs on a leash or play with them in yard. That's cruelty in my view.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at December 03, 2022 04:46 PM (geVLo)

87 [PART3of3] For those of us who feed feral cats:
Any one of you had a similar experience, thoughts, suggestions? All 5 and the Mum have been fixed - EXPENSIVE!!

Let's have your thoughts and comments.
Much appreciated as always.
Posted by: Cimpino --- what to do with the kitten early in the morning at December 03, 2022 04:36 PM (qfLjt)

I have another post about trying to find a local TNR group to help you get the cats fixed. They say its more stable if you do as the current cats run a lot of the others off. You might get discounts on fixing if working with or as a feral TNR support group.

Posted by: Oldcat at December 03, 2022 04:46 PM (eoQWY)

88 I would look for basset hound rescue groups. And I would consider an older dog. They are usually less expensive to adopt.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at December 03, 2022 04:47 PM (uz3Px)

89 Hope you are feeling better AOP!
Posted by: Infidel

Seconded !
Posted by: JT at December 03, 2022 04:35 PM (T4tVD)

Thanks. It now seems to be mostly a head cold. I am just now about to get in the car and go mail some letters, and hit WalMart for some nose dryer-upper.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 03, 2022 04:47 PM (tkR6S)

90 Good advice Oldcat. I took a class in how to TNR and they even loaned me the cages. I did it myself. I was scared to death but both boys walked right in to get that fine tuna fish. My 3rd boy came to me already fixed. A lady who works in the industrial park near me snags cats and gets them fixed and releases them. One of hers found me and stayed.

Posted by: Jaimo at December 03, 2022 04:48 PM (NXGjq)

91 80 what you need is an animal in your life to feel the unconditional love you get from their furry faces.

5 dogs is a lot if dogs, hope there are large yards involved. They should work with them to not be so barky, though.

Posted by: Piper at December 03, 2022 04:49 PM (ZdaMQ)

92 I don't disagree that dog owners need to be considerate but just curious, who was there first?

I'm the newcomer.

Maybe I'll take up a hobby of tuning open-exhaust racing engines at night.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at December 03, 2022 04:49 PM (JIRK+)

93 Goldie the yellow tabby is asshoe. He is greased lightning when a door is opened. Asshoe got to spend the night in a 30-degree garage night before last and recovered all day yesterday sleeping it off in his kitter hammock. Reminds me of me.

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid at December 03, 2022 04:50 PM (3Or4S)

94 Do you dog owners hate your neighbors? Do you ignore the constant din of racket these pests make? Do you know that their sound is akin to loud rap music and car alarms as far as ambiance?

I moved out of the city to avoid irritating noise and I get this.
Posted by: Reuben Hick at December 03, 2022 04:41 PM (JIRK+)

You might try bribery / toys to get them to see you as a friend than as a threat. It might still be noisy if you go out, but a happy noise is better than angry noises.

The dog growing up that was the most 'trouble' to us kids was an Irish setter named Patrick, though he never barked. But if a baseball fell in his yard he would run around with it for a long time while we chased it and sometimes take it into his garage through a dog door and we had to find a small boy to squeeze in there and get it. (This was in one baseball per neighborhood days). He just had so much energy to burn.

Posted by: Oldcat at December 03, 2022 04:51 PM (eoQWY)

95 Reunen Hick @ 92-
Go to Canton, get a few peacocks.

Posted by: Eromero at December 03, 2022 04:52 PM (z3WCn)

96 I don't disagree that dog owners need to be considerate but just curious, who was there first?
Posted by: polynikes

The Indians.

Posted by: JT at December 03, 2022 04:55 PM (T4tVD)

97 They ought to take a rope and hang me. I threw my dogs bone on the barn roof by mistake.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at December 03, 2022 04:56 PM (LWVTB)

98 Another wonderful batch! Love the carrot eater.

Posted by: Don Draper at December 03, 2022 04:56 PM (8PNd0)

99 Hey, Pet People! Sorry I'm late. You folks have an amazing bunch of beasts. Bogie and Bacall in particular look like they have a great life and a Great Hooman.

News of Stirling (once the Evil Black Kitten of War and Pestilence) and Dagny Sophia the tiny Siberian: Stirling has managed to lose the single white whisker which, I told him, made him flawed and put him on probation. (Not really.) He's mellowed quite a bit. He's close to 10 lbs. now at just under 9 months of age. Dagny the little girl is hyper-playful, is showing signs of being fond of me (terrible, how cats can let that slip out), and is eating and growing like 2 kittens in one body.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at December 03, 2022 04:57 PM (KAKDL)

100 Goldie the yellow tabby is asshoe. He is greased lightning when a door is opened. Asshoe got to spend the night in a 30-degree garage night before last and recovered all day yesterday sleeping it off in his kitter hammock. Reminds me of me.
Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid at December 03, 2022 04:50 PM (3Or4S)

I hate door bolters, especially as I have been 29 for a while. I made a deal with my last super curious / hunter that I would give him chances to explore if he didn't bolt and he would mimic turning the doorknob with his paws when he wanted out but understood if I told him no that time. He eventually did get killed by coyotes, but he had to go out and patrol the perimeter every so often. He did overwatch every time me and the others were outside.

Posted by: Oldcat at December 03, 2022 04:58 PM (eoQWY)

101 I don't disagree that dog owners need to be considerate but just curious, who was there first?
Posted by: polynikes

The Indians.
Posted by: JT at December 03, 2022 04:55 PM (T4tVD)

Hah they had their camp dogs as warning signals.

Posted by: polynikes at December 03, 2022 04:58 PM (8SCtT)

102 Pet news from the community I live in: On Nov 9th, an officer responded to a report of a fight at the XX Dog Park. Cornelius D, age 73, stated he entered the dog park with his dog and was met by a female who informed him that his dog was too big to be in that particular section of the dog park. Cornelius stated he told her to mind her own business when the female proceeded to flip him off. Cornelius then called the female an expletive name, and the female called her boyfriend to inform him of the situation. According to Cornelious, Richard B, age 80, showed up and grabbed him, and cut his arm in the midst of making contact. Cornelious says the male was attempting to strike him in the groin. Cornelious admitted he struck the male, knocking him to the ground, and then the male and female left. When officers went to get the other side of the story, Richard B stated his girlfriend, Nancy W, age 70, had told Cornelius his dog was over the weight limit for that section of the dog park. After the two had their dispute, she called her boyfriend. Richard claimed when he arrived and tried to make contact with Cornelius, he was “sucker punched”.
Gotta love the old guys!

Posted by: Tonypete at December 03, 2022 04:59 PM (qoGsy)

103 New York Times publisher A.G. Sulzberger and CEO Meredith Kopit Levien received a letter from Bill Baker, unit chair of the Times guild, that was signed by more than 1,000 employees. Subject line: ‘Enough. If there is no contract by Dec. 8, we are walking out.’

A
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Posted by: rhennigantx at December 03, 2022 05:00 PM (BRHaw)

104 My brother did this to a cat he was feeding on a rooftop a few years ago.

Posted by: Oldcat at December 03, 2022 04:40 PM (eoQWY)
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We have two traps, a small one for kittens and a larger one for grown cats. Have used both successfully on many occasions in our yard. Unfortunately occasionally we catch a racoon or skunk.
The vet in the past offered us a discount for at least 5 cats AT ONE TIME! or in August when they are giving field training to vet students. Neither option works for us. I don't have money for 6 cats, not even with a discount.

Posted by: Cimpino - In South Africa a cat from the pound was R10 at December 03, 2022 05:00 PM (qfLjt)

105 Hah they had their camp dogs as warning signals.
Posted by: polynikes at December 03, 2022 04:58 PM (8SCtT)

They ate more dog than BHuessein

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 03, 2022 05:00 PM (BRHaw)

106 …It's easiest to modify behaviors if you provide a valid substitute - I assume gnawing is a standard dog need like cats scratching, can you keep something she's allowed to gnaw on near where the shoes are.
Posted by: Oldcat


When Daisy first moved in with us, 'Jaws' hit everything. Chewed a wicker tray to pieces. Several pairs of shoelaces lost their aglets. Memorably, opened a package and destroyed a bra MiladyJo had ordered. But as I say, the pup learns pretty quickly (relapses aside), and we now have a basket for her toys- balls, squeakers and chew toys, and her chewing on anything else is… a lot less.

She might be confused because "shoe" and "chew" sound so much alike.

Posted by: mindful webworker - shoe toys at December 03, 2022 05:01 PM (5R/2V)

107 Posted by: Tonypete at December 03, 2022 04:59 PM (qoGsy)

Karen's can come in every age.

Posted by: polynikes at December 03, 2022 05:01 PM (8SCtT)

108 Go Dawgs! For those watching the UGA LSU game. My cats are big football fans.

Posted by: Piper at December 03, 2022 05:01 PM (ZdaMQ)

109 Hah they had their camp dogs as warning signals.
Posted by: polynikes at December 03, 2022 04:58 PM (8SCtT)

They ate more dog than BHuessein
Posted by: rhennigantx at December 03, 2022 05:00 PM (BRHaw)

Guard dogs, pack dogs, hot dogs.

Posted by: polynikes at December 03, 2022 05:02 PM (8SCtT)

110 Oh, and Dagny has discovered the fun game of Stealing Her Hooman's Socks. More than once I've looked up from my book to see a dress sock or an athletic sock stranded in the middle of the living room floor. I know it's her: I've seen her carrying them, and other objects, in her mouth like dead rats. She's not putting holes in them as far as I can see, and not tearing them up. It's just entertaining to lug them away from the shoes, I guess.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at December 03, 2022 05:02 PM (KAKDL)

111 Have come to appreciate my city neighbors barking dog/s, tells the wandering piss bums to move along.

I live in a single-entrance community way outside of town on a branch road with only six homes. Everyone has acreage and plenty of place to dispose of interlopers - if crims could even find the place.

The ironic thing is, the folks who have the worst dogs and seem to enjoy listening to the cacophony claimed that they moved out into this area away from the D/FW area "to get away from the noise".

The previous owner had a meth-head son who played loud rock music, raced cars and fired off guns all day and night (because of the meth). The noisy dog neighbors were super grateful that the noise ended when the idiot moved away when his mom sold the property.

I even replaced a noisy outdoor heatpump to quiet things down (it was as loud as a WW2 bomber taking off)

Posted by: Reuben Hick at December 03, 2022 05:02 PM (JIRK+)

112 Go Dawgs! For those watching the UGA LSU game. My cats are big football fans.
Posted by: Piper at December 03, 2022 05:01 PM (ZdaMQ)

Back when I watched it on TV they would all make themselves scarce at football time. I get too noisy and unpredictable and they don't like that.

Posted by: Oldcat at December 03, 2022 05:03 PM (eoQWY)

113 HOBBIESTS NOOD

Posted by: Skip nood advisor at December 03, 2022 05:03 PM (xhxe8)

114 Formula One has confirmed the cancellation of the 2023 Chinese Grand Prix because of continuing Covid restrictions. The meeting was to form part of a record 24-race season next year and F1 is in negotiations with venues interested in stepping in to replace the Shanghai race.

good fuck CCP

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 03, 2022 05:03 PM (BRHaw)

115 eventually did get killed by coyotes

nEwS has doorbell video of coyote dragging a toddler, in a very suburban neighborhood. Papa scared it away, tho it stayed close to try again. Not a big coyote either.

Posted by: Commissar of Plenty and Lysenko Solutions at December 03, 2022 05:03 PM (VslTN)

116 Guard dogs, pack dogs, hot dogs.
Posted by: polynikes at December 03, 2022 05:02 PM (8SCtT)

Maize Dogs>>Guard dogs, pack dogs, hot dogs.

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 03, 2022 05:04 PM (BRHaw)

117 I know it's her: I've seen her carrying them, and other objects, in her mouth like dead rats. She's not putting holes in them as far as I can see, and not tearing them up. It's just entertaining to lug them away from the shoes, I guess.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at December 03, 2022 05:02 PM (KAKDL)

With the ladies, sometimes its prey, sometimes its pretend babies. Back in the day on YT someone filmed their cat that did that with the entire bedsheet from the bed, dragged off the bed and downstairs.

Posted by: Oldcat at December 03, 2022 05:04 PM (eoQWY)

118 Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at December 03, 2022 05:02 PM (KAKDL)

Yes I've ended up just letting them have the socks they've confiscated.

Posted by: polynikes at December 03, 2022 05:05 PM (8SCtT)

119 The "I Loved You Best" poem . . . which of my cats could I honestly address this to? I loved all of them in different ways, as they all had differing personalities and related to me differently.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at December 03, 2022 05:05 PM (KAKDL)

120 You might try bribery / toys to get them to see you as a friend than as a threat.

These are hyperactive psychotic dogs whose owners don't even take them for walks. When I come outside, they are wagging tails, jumping up and down and are barking like crazy because they want to do hyperactive psychotic dog things.

That is why I wonder why people get so many dogs and see to treat them like noisy, expensive plush toys that you can just ignore until they break and need to see the vet.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at December 03, 2022 05:05 PM (JIRK+)

121 110 they sound adorable. Kovu has a very bad habit of eating holes in wool. Socks, sweaters. Mainly J’s. He has caused some expensive damage. Good thing he is so handsome.

Posted by: Piper at December 03, 2022 05:06 PM (ZdaMQ)

122 The vet in the past offered us a discount for at least 5 cats AT ONE TIME! or in August when they are giving field training to vet students. Neither option works for us. I don't have money for 6 cats, not even with a discount.
Posted by: Cimpino - In South Africa a cat from the pound was R10 at December 03, 2022 05:00 PM (qfLjt)

If you set up a fund me I'll chip in for the fixin'

Posted by: Oldcat at December 03, 2022 05:07 PM (eoQWY)

123 they sound adorable. Kovu has a very bad habit of eating holes in wool. Socks, sweaters. Mainly J’s. He has caused some expensive damage. Good thing he is so handsome.
Posted by: Piper at December 03, 2022


***
That's what I've said about cats for years. If they looked like armadillos with psoriasis, we wouldn't put up with their shenanigans. But they're good-looking; so . . .

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at December 03, 2022 05:07 PM (KAKDL)

124 Good-dog meme from Powerline Week in Pictures. KT may want to use it in the post some time.

[linked in nic]

Posted by: mindful webworker - life but not as we know it at December 03, 2022 05:09 PM (5R/2V)

125 That's what I've said about cats for years. If they looked like armadillos with psoriasis, we wouldn't put up with their shenanigans. But they're good-looking; so . . .
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at December 03, 2022 05:07 PM (KAKDL)

They'd just fix it so that we thought armadillos with psoriasis was just the cutest thing ever.

Posted by: Oldcat at December 03, 2022 05:09 PM (eoQWY)

126 Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at December 03, 2022 05:05 PM

You loved each of them best when they were with you -- as individuals.

Posted by: KT at December 03, 2022 05:11 PM (rrtZS)

127 I see that I misspelt my sig: Cimpino instead of the correct Ciampino. Serves me right for using cached credentials.

Posted by: Ciampino -- In South Africa a cat from the pound was R10 at December 03, 2022 05:12 PM (qfLjt)

128 On topic

'Reckless driver' turns out to be dog behind wheel of Texas parking lot crash

KILGORE, Texas - Police in Texas "apprehended a reckless driver" Thursday that turned out to be a dog who crashed into two cars in a Walmart parking lot.

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at December 03, 2022 05:15 PM (Kd4bG)

129 I made the mistake of looking up other pet loss poems. Dammit.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at December 03, 2022 05:21 PM (KAKDL)

130 94
The dog growing up that was the most 'trouble' to us kids was an Irish setter named Patrick, though he never barked. But if a baseball fell in his yard he would run around with it for a long time while we chased it and sometimes take it into his garage through a dog door and we had to find a small boy to squeeze in there and get it. (This was in one baseball per neighborhood days). He just had so much energy to burn.

Posted by: Oldcat at December 03, 2022 04:51 PM (eoQWY)
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So that's where they got the plot to "The Sandlot"!

Posted by: Ciampino - what was the cost of a baseball in the 50-60s? at December 03, 2022 05:39 PM (qfLjt)

131 About feral cats....

Our momma cat was obviously a "pet" and when she got knocked up she was cast out. When she first showed up at our place she was like any other housecat... would allow us to pet her, hung out with us, etc. At the time we didn't know she had 3 kittens; 2 males and one female.

The kittens all started off feral. One still is, but he'll rub against your leg if you've got food. The female is just skittish and will come inside and crash on the guest bed. The other male is an "inside/outside" cat. He'll do whatever the fuck he wants... and is a good mouser, so he gets a pass.

They're more or less "socialized." In fact, this fall 3 of them would chill out with us on the deck while we had cocktails and I had a cigar. Each has "a spot."

All are fixed. Had shots, etc. They're pretty chilled for cats. No weirdness inside and they don't fight with each other.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at December 03, 2022 05:44 PM (Q4IgG)

132 111
I even replaced a noisy outdoor heatpump to quiet things down (it was as loud as a WW2 bomber taking off)

Posted by: Reuben Hick at December 03, 2022 05:02 PM (JIRK+)
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Had to ask: 2-engined, 3-engined or 4-engined?
Asshoe question: radial or inline?

Posted by: Ciampino - LOL at December 03, 2022 05:46 PM (qfLjt)

133 122 The vet in the past offered us a discount for at least 5 cats AT ONE TIME!
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If you set up a fund me I'll chip in for the fixin'

Posted by: Oldcat at December 03, 2022 05:07 PM (eoQWY)
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That is very generous of you.
I'll keep that in mind if I have no luck with TNR help around here.

Posted by: Ciampino - Great Pets and Humans at December 03, 2022 05:54 PM (qfLjt)

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The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
News/Chat