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Ace of Spades Pet Thread, New Year's Eve

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

Would you like a treat?

Let's pay some attention to the critters and leave the world of politics and current events outside today.

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Did you remember to celebrate Boxing Day?

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Angel Dog


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Meet The PetMorons

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Benny

Hi,

I thought I'd share an interesting character that Pet Morons might appreciate.

Benny is a cockatoo, who has lived with ancient college buddy of mine, Kim, on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. They have been together for 31 years which beats the span of my first marriage by fourteen years.

Kim worked for a long time doing surveying for the town, and on Benny's 31st birthday, the survey department presented Benny with a cake.

Benny can be a bit cranky and will shun Kim when he returns to the house after
leaving for any length of time. Over the holidays he (Kim, not Benny) visited his family for a few days. I asked Kim how Benny reacted when he got back home.

He laughed. "You won't believe it. He gave me a wolf whistle."

"Levin"

We know who controls THAT relationship. Might be best not to take Benny out on the town tonight . . . .

Thanks to CBD for formatting the video.

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Start off with meeting the menagerie

These are Joker the cat, aka the mighty Jokey.

There's 15 years between the two pics. Yes, he's doing fine, just grey hairs showing, but don't we all.

He's giving me the stink eye cause I told him he couldn't jump up on me.

ed in texas

Joker the kitten grew into a fine Joker the cat.

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Hello,

As I've mentioned a few times on the blog this week, a polydactyl cat has wandered into my AO. She just showed up a day or so before Christmas, right when the temperatures began to plummet.

She wove her wiley charms around me and convinced me to let her sleep in my sunroom over Christmas. My sunroom isn't heated, but it's a lot better than the freezing wind/ice/snow. I also gave her food and water (my fatal mistake).

This week I was able to take her to my vet to see if she had a chip, indicating someone else owned her (NO CHIP!). She does appear to be "fixed" as there is a detectable scar on her lower belly. Though there is no notch in her ear, which the vet said often indicates a "catch, fix, and release." They also hadn't had anyone calling about her.

She's very unusual in being a fully polydactyl cat with an extra toe on each paw. Also the warmest, softest kitty ever, friendly and affectionate.

So it looks like I may have yet another cat, at least for the time being, until someone contacts me about her...

I've included a couple of pics of the cat, including one pic of one of her paws, where I try to show her polydactylism (there's an odd split between the toes).

And I've named her "Hexie" because she 1) cast a spell over me and 2) has six toes on her front paws.
Enjoy!

"Perfessor" Squirrel's Home for Wayward Cats

We have had polydactyl garden kitties. The one with the most toes was also a good hunter of gophers and pretty mean. His front paws were really big. He was really feral. We did manage to get him fixed. Hexie looks much, much nicer.

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Happy New Year from our Swiss guide dog, Gioia!

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Goats (all in the family) enjoying leftover Christmas trees.


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NOTE: If you sent a message about a pet named "Quiche" a few months ago, it went to the spam folder. Maybe you could try again.


Loved the unusual pets today! Thank you 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, Christmas Eve. Some special PetMoron stories and photos there.

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.

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1 yep

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at December 31, 2022 03:28 PM (ZqJGw)

2 Happy Caturday everyone

Posted by: Skip at December 31, 2022 03:28 PM (xhxe8)

3 Critters!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 31, 2022 03:28 PM (u73oe)

4

I should send pics of our new goldendoodle pup. Rescued from a clueless 22 year old that had never raised a pup and lived in an apartment and got ripped off from a lying breeder.

Posted by: My Pimp Shot My Dealer at December 31, 2022 03:28 PM (e6MOU)

5 Nice Moronimals. Hexie looks like a keeper. But you knew that!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 31, 2022 03:31 PM (tkR6S)

6 Corgis called.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at December 31, 2022 03:31 PM (ZqJGw)

7 https://tinyurl.com/3k5abhkf
As telling on Tech thread been working at the Philadelphia Animal shelter. This picture is one of the strays who were picked up. Saw a volunteer walking him on a leash as was leaving taking him to a outside exercise pen and seemed well behaved.
No idea what type he is but those huge ears either are funny or might grow into them

Posted by: Skip at December 31, 2022 03:32 PM (xhxe8)

8 I've never given any of my dogs bacon. I'm a total softie and also use them as pre-cleaners for greasy pans; but bacon I don't share. When I was on a several months streak of bacon with breakfast and accumulated more bacon grease than I was going to use cooking I did put that on Toby's kibble but actual bacon slices all went in my own mouth.

Posted by: PaleRider at December 31, 2022 03:33 PM (3cGpq)

9 Yay Benny!

Posted by: Commissar of Plenty and Lysenko Solutions at December 31, 2022 03:33 PM (pZWpI)

10 Inigo Montoya is looking for that stripedy cat, somehing about his father.

Posted by: Eromero at December 31, 2022 03:35 PM (eo57b)

11 https://tinyurl.com/ttmz5en9
Animals doing a short
The Final Countdown

Posted by: Skip at December 31, 2022 03:35 PM (xhxe8)

12 Nice Moronimals. Hexie looks like a keeper. But you knew that!
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 31, 2022 03:31 PM (tkR6S)
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Crafty kitty worked her spell on me on Christmas Eve!

Either I've been very, very good, or very, very bad...Hard to tell!

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at December 31, 2022 03:35 PM (BpYfr)

13 Beautiful pet thread.

Posted by: That NLurker it comes in pints? at December 31, 2022 03:35 PM (VdGjU)

14 Great pets this week as always. Thanks to the submitters for brightening my day.

Posted by: PaleRider at December 31, 2022 03:35 PM (3cGpq)

15 No idea what type he is but those huge ears either are funny or might grow into them
Posted by: Skip at December 31, 2022 03:32 PM (xhxe

That critter can probably hear the sound of a can opener working a can of dog food in the next State.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 31, 2022 03:35 PM (tkR6S)

16 Moose the Lab loves bacon. Bacon does not love Moose.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at December 31, 2022 03:36 PM (ZqJGw)

17 I've never given any of my dogs bacon. I'm a total softie and also use them as pre-cleaners for greasy pans; but bacon I don't share. When I was on a several months streak of bacon with breakfast and accumulated more bacon grease than I was going to use cooking I did put that on Toby's kibble but actual bacon slices all went in my own mouth.
Posted by: PaleRider at December 31,

I share everything with Paisley but maybe not bacon

Posted by: That NLurker it comes in pints? at December 31, 2022 03:37 PM (VdGjU)

18 Skip,

German Shepherd pups have ears like that. Maybe this is a Malinois?

Posted by: Notsothoreau at December 31, 2022 03:37 PM (uz3Px)

19 "Perfessor" Squirrel: Hexie looks like a gorgeous cat, and she's got that "Treats now, human" look down cold.

Oh yeah, she's so your cat now.

Posted by: Grumpy and Recalcitrant at December 31, 2022 03:37 PM (nRMeC)

20 Speaking of animals, a big elephant just stomped a wildcat in New Orleans. Now we get to hear about what a travesty it is that the elephant should’ve been stomping a bulldog or a wolverine. Or whatever the hell that other thing is.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 31, 2022 03:37 PM (u73oe)

21 I was checking to see if I had a picture of my polydactl's feet. I know I tried to take some. It's hard to get a good picture of black cats.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at December 31, 2022 03:39 PM (uz3Px)

22 Someone is into the New Years Eve spirit

Posted by: Skip at December 31, 2022 03:39 PM (xhxe8)

23 For the record from a bird owner (budgerigars/parakeets in my case): Benny is a Cockatiel. If he's really 30 years old he's a very venerable bird.

https://lafeber.com/ pet-birds/species/cockatiel/
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Posted by: badgerwx at December 31, 2022 03:39 PM (H9xjb)

24 "No idea what type he is but those huge ears either are funny or might grow into them"

Kind of look like Cardigan Corgi ears.

Posted by: Tuna at December 31, 2022 03:40 PM (gLRfa)

25 Been taking pictures of the dogs hoping wife let's me bring one home, no luck yet

Posted by: Skip at December 31, 2022 03:40 PM (xhxe8)

26 Nice Pets Y'all!...

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at December 31, 2022 03:42 PM (R/m4+)

27 Another mention the Philadelphia ACCT does a fantastic job caring for animals brought in. They have lots of staff and volunteers who clean pens, walk dogs and giving them human interaction.

Posted by: Skip at December 31, 2022 03:43 PM (xhxe8)

28 Adorable doggy from the Philadelphia Pet Shelter looks like a combination of a dog and a kangaroo.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 31, 2022 03:44 PM (D+F6R)

29 Beautiful Pet Morons!

I think Gioia must be from the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland...😉
She's beautiful!

Posted by: Flyover at December 31, 2022 03:46 PM (Rbu5d)

30 When I make ba on for breakfast i always cook an extra piece, then break it into three pieces so the tiny pups get a piece. I usually split each of those pieces in two. Man, the wife gets chapped whe she sees that!

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at December 31, 2022 03:46 PM (TgNpw)

31 I'm a dog gal...
I love all the critters here though...
Happy New Year to the best critter keepers ever!

Posted by: COMountainMarie at December 31, 2022 03:46 PM (Mbq/6)

32 Great pet photos!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 31, 2022 03:47 PM (D+F6R)

33 It's interesting that birds in captivity can live such long lives. They are fairly small animals compared to dogs/cats.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at December 31, 2022 03:47 PM (BpYfr)

34 Been taking pictures of the dogs hoping wife let's me bring one home, no luck yet
Posted by: Skip at December 31, 2022 03:40 PM (xhxe

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Honey, I have no idea how this little guy got in my truck! The shelter is closed for the weekend so we’ll have to keep him here for a bit. Also, their phones don’t work so don’t try calling.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 31, 2022 03:48 PM (u73oe)

35 Be careful, Perfessor. You have a cat there who was obviously generated by AI.

Posted by: MartynWW at December 31, 2022 03:49 PM (Ur3df)

36 Yay pet thread!!

Posted by: jewells45 fuck cancer at December 31, 2022 03:49 PM (nxdel)

37 Just what the world needed; cats with opposable thumbs.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at December 31, 2022 03:50 PM (Q4IgG)

38 It's interesting that birds in captivity can live such long lives. They are fairly small animals compared to dogs/cats.
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at December 31, 2022 03:47 PM (BpYfr)

That bastard put me in a cage! I'll show him. I'll force him to clean up bird shit for the next 70 years.

Posted by: The Parrot at December 31, 2022 03:51 PM (tkR6S)

39 For the record from a bird owner (budgerigars/parakeets in my case): Benny is a Cockatiel. If he's really 30 years old he's a very venerable bird.

https://lafeber.com/ pet-birds/species/cockatiel/
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Posted by: badgerwx at December 31, 2022 03:39 PM


You are right and his name should be Methuselah. I guess he could be a green parrot and the artist took a few liberties with colors and plumage though.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at December 31, 2022 03:52 PM (uNylN)

40 A pet named Quiche.

French bulldog?

Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 31, 2022 03:52 PM (EZebt)

41 Dogs make me happy.

Posted by: That NLurker it comes in pints? at December 31, 2022 03:52 PM (VdGjU)

42 It was on FB so I can't link to it. but someone posted a link of a flock of sheep that got caught out in this storm. They would normally have been alright and had shelter from a normal storm. It was snowing hard and windy. The owner opened up the barn and sent his border collie, Grit, out to get them. It's always amazing to watch those dogs do what they are bred to do.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at December 31, 2022 03:52 PM (uz3Px)

43 My husband used to say, just because parrots can live to be seventy, doesn't mean that they will. Out of the five he had, I think two are still alive.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at December 31, 2022 03:53 PM (uz3Px)

44 Joker (both pics) melted my heart.

Posted by: m at December 31, 2022 03:54 PM (RtN13)

45 Hey everyone,
I started an Instagram account for Maceo, my ex's cat (my "nephmew") who is the coolest and handsomest cat in the world. "maceothedogbear". So far it has 1 post but in the new year I'm going to chronicle his progress from sad, rescue cat to his now-awesomeness, and also explain why we call him "Dogbear" despite his face looking like a lion. Anyone with an account is welcome to visit. He very much proves the power of love to heal physical and psychological wounds.

Posted by: SFGoth at December 31, 2022 03:54 PM (KAi1n)

46 I'm guessing that bacon-dog's gotta be named "Sarge." He's a good one.

Posted by: m at December 31, 2022 03:55 PM (RtN13)

47 SFGoth, we *have* to have Instagram accounts to look at your pictures, is that right?

Posted by: m at December 31, 2022 03:56 PM (RtN13)

48
Later this coming week we will travel to acquire our third consecutive female Portuguese Water Dog.

Mrs. K will train her to be her service dog. I will train her to cut loose and enjoy being a dog.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 31, 2022 03:57 PM (pNxlR)

49 Just read it's 45 days until pitchers and catchers report. I laughed. I also blame the Horde.
I'll retire now.

Posted by: That NLurker it comes in pints? at December 31, 2022 03:58 PM (VdGjU)

50 He very much proves the power of love to heal physical and psychological wounds.
Posted by: SFGoth at December 31, 2022 03:54 PM (KAi1n)

How is his piano playing?


https://youtu.be/ypKt_pas0HE

Posted by: The Parrot at December 31, 2022 04:00 PM (tkR6S)

51 25 Been taking pictures of the dogs hoping wife let's me bring one home, no luck yet
Posted by: Skip at December 31, 2022 03:40 PM (xhxe

How about another cat?

Posted by: m at December 31, 2022 04:00 PM (RtN13)

52 Because it's New Years Eve and because he's a good boy, Elvis is getting a slice of bacon in his supper tonight. It will pair well with the chicken and roast scraps.

He's a very good boy.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 31, 2022 04:01 PM (ZLI7S)

53 Because it's New Years Eve and because he's a good boy, Elvis is getting a slice of bacon in his supper tonight. It will pair well with the chicken and roast scraps.

He's a very good boy.
Posted by: JackStraw at December

And you're a good dog dad.

Posted by: That NLurker it comes in pints? at December 31, 2022 04:02 PM (VdGjU)

54 "How is his piano playing?"

My ex doesn't have a piano, but Maceo is a fantastic mouser and is adept at drinking out of a glass - he dips his paw in (it's usually milk), pulls his paw out and licks it. Repeat until satisfied. It's so cute. :->

Posted by: SFGoth at December 31, 2022 04:02 PM (KAi1n)

55 Off, sock.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 31, 2022 04:02 PM (tkR6S)

56 Skip... Just do it and tell her the adoption fee is nonrefundable.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at December 31, 2022 04:04 PM (TgNpw)

57 My last cat before Pretty Girl (Dorkie Dork) used to love the blood from steak or hamburger, and in the case of hamburger, the meat itself. (She was very dainty and had a hard time eating steak.) She also loved bacon, which I put on omelets, so she began to associate bacon with the smell of eggs. I didn't always eat eggs as omelets, so that became a problem.

Posted by: SFGoth at December 31, 2022 04:04 PM (KAi1n)

58 >>And you're a good dog dad.

Gotta take care of your wingdog.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 31, 2022 04:05 PM (ZLI7S)

59 Greetings to the fellow pet horde. Today, I have a very serious question and if I don't answer it successfully, there's a good chance my wife's going to make me get rid of our backyard kitten litter.

So, what's the best way to keep litterbox dust down to an absolute bare minimum? We can tolerate a little more smell as a tradeoff but the dust reduction is paramount. Litter brands, box placement, covering, location, what things help with this problem?

Thanks a million.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at December 31, 2022 04:05 PM (ZSK0i)

60 I had no idea what a Portuguese Water Dog, so I looked it up. Very cute breed and it's nice it doesn't shed:

https://tinyurl.com/4vkyare7

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 31, 2022 04:05 PM (D+F6R)

61 Tractor Supply had dog toys half off, so Jake has another new toy. Got more Greenies and dog treats there too.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at December 31, 2022 04:06 PM (uz3Px)

62 I had no idea what a Portuguese Water Dog, so I looked it up. Very cute breed and it's nice it doesn't shed:

https://tinyurl.com/4vkyare7
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 31, 2022 04:05 PM (D+F6R)

I think the Obama's got one, so that kind of jinxed the breed.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 31, 2022 04:07 PM (tkR6S)

63 Hey, KT-I figured out some time ago from your headings that you are more of a dog person than a cat person. LOL

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 31, 2022 04:08 PM (D+F6R)

64 I think the Obama's got one, so that kind of jinxed the breed.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 31, 2022 04:07 PM (tkR6S)
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Now, now...let's not blame the breed for the quality of their owner...

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at December 31, 2022 04:09 PM (BpYfr)

65 https://tinyurl.com/ttmz5en9
Animals doing a short
The Final Countdown
Posted by: Skip

Sounds so.....FINAL !

Posted by: JT at December 31, 2022 04:09 PM (T4tVD)

66 Wife says after almost 2 decades of cats no more animals

Posted by: Skip at December 31, 2022 04:09 PM (hlYSG)

67 So, a a polydactyl cat is a cat with many dactyls.

Posted by: JT at December 31, 2022 04:10 PM (T4tVD)

68 It's hard to get a good picture of black cats.
Posted by: Notsothoreau at December 31, 2022


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Hello, all! Great pets today. Yes, it is tough to light and snap pics of black cats. Maybe if they're outdoors in good light it works. Otherwise you have to wait for *just* the right combo of factors.

The "He sees you when you're sleeping" meme is exactly right. Marie-Antoinette the smart black cat would do that, except instead of breaking something she would start meowing. The late Wolf would climb up to the pillow and gently paw my head, so that I felt claws on my scalp. Very lightly, you understand, but claws nonetheless.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at December 31, 2022 04:12 PM (KAKDL)

69
Happy New Year to the Moron Pets from all the Hounds of Soyara

(Dutchess, Dan, Val, Finn, Sonny, Musya, Dot, Delilah, Diana Rosalind and Ruth)

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 31, 2022 04:13 PM (Fp+bS)

70 Bacon for the cats --? Well yes, I guess I could break off some bits for them before I start on breakfast. Maybe tomorrow. If I think of it. Might be a bad precedent to start off a new year, though.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at December 31, 2022 04:16 PM (KAKDL)

71 Happy New Year to the Moron Pets from all the Hounds of Soyara

(Dutchess, Dan, Val, Finn, Sonny, Musya, Dot, Delilah, Diana Rosalind and Ruth)
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh

Jeepers !

You must spend a FORTUNE on dog fud !

Posted by: JT at December 31, 2022 04:16 PM (T4tVD)

72 So, what's the best way to keep litterbox dust down to an absolute bare minimum? We can tolerate a little more smell as a tradeoff but the dust reduction is paramount. Litter brands, box placement, covering, location, what things help with this problem?


tuft + paw has a flushable litter that makes zero dust. it's super pricy tho

Dr Elsey's is low dust and hypoallergenic, which is why we use it!

and I've heard that Pretty Litter is low dust

only Dr Elsey is clay litter the others are made of something else (and have different consistency)

Posted by: BlackOrchidIsNotAmused at December 31, 2022 04:16 PM (w0NJk)

73 This was down stream a bit from the WeRateDogs tweet. It's worth a 4 minute watch i think. Did get a little dusty in here. The Dogs of 2022.

https://tinyurl.com/mrx97rj9

Posted by: Javmes at December 31, 2022 04:17 PM (AmoqO)

74 SFGoth, we *have* to have Instagram accounts to look at your pictures, is that right?
Posted by: m

I do not actually know that....

Posted by: SFGoth at December 31, 2022 04:18 PM (KAi1n)

75 Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at December 31, 2022 04:05 PM (ZSK0i)

I don't use it myself, because FenSpouse is in charge of cat litter duties.but I knew someone who used no scent clumping clay litter and they said it worked. I'm sure pet stores have it and supermarkets, but you can order from the big pet supply place chewy.com

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 31, 2022 04:18 PM (D+F6R)

76 I think the Obama's got one, so that kind of jinxed the breed.


Harry Connick Jr was in the fancy and I used to see him at shows all the time. Great guy! terrific breed disregard Barry -Portuguese Water Dogs are awesome

Posted by: BlackOrchidIsNotAmused at December 31, 2022 04:18 PM (w0NJk)

77
You must spend a FORTUNE on dog fud !
Posted by: JT at December 31, 2022 04:16 PM (T4tVD)

___________

It was worse with 20+

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 31, 2022 04:19 PM (MoZTd)

78 74 SFGoth, we *have* to have Instagram accounts to look at your pictures, is that right?
Posted by: m

I do not actually know that....
Posted by: SFGoth at December 31, 2022 04:18 PM (KAi1n)

Hmm. From the main page, it looks like it.
https://www.instagram.com

Posted by: m at December 31, 2022 04:22 PM (RtN13)

79 My favorite is called Okocat. Used to get it at Safeway. It's not clay. It's wood. Very lightweight, no dust or smell. Just discovered that Amazon is carrying it, so at least I can buy it that way. I use the super soft clumping variety. Walmart has a similar wood based littler that does not seem to have dust.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at December 31, 2022 04:22 PM (uz3Px)

80 OT - The Boswell spouse called around tonight to see if she could get anyone over at the last minute for NYE - everyone declined. So, I sadly had to say in my best Nakatomi Tower terrorist voice:

"The party has been called off, my friend. There is no one coming to party with you. You may as well come down and join the family...we promise we won't disappoint you."

Posted by: Boswell at December 31, 2022 04:23 PM (+Cgut)

81 The We Rate Dogs was on Bad Blue, watched it last night.
Makes one want a dog

Posted by: Skip at December 31, 2022 04:23 PM (xhxe8)

82 Love the Pet Thread. Kitties are our thing, but we only have 2 right now. I keep trying to get a good photo of them but neither of them like to get their picture taken. How do they know I'm trying to take a photo? They don't pay any attention to anything else I do with my phone.

Posted by: TecumsehTea-not a resident troll at December 31, 2022 04:23 PM (BjGT6)

83 So, what's the best way to keep litterbox dust down to an absolute bare minimum? We can tolerate a little more smell as a tradeoff but the dust reduction is paramount. Litter brands, box placement, covering, location, what things help with this problem?

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We have our litter box in the laundry room. It's a covered one with a little door opening. It does help to contain the litter dust, but it's not absolute by any means. One thing I will say though...we have a male cat who goes wild in the litter box. It's like his playground and he gets in there and throws litter around like an elephant would douse its body with water. He comes out covered in powder.

Posted by: Lady in Black at December 31, 2022 04:24 PM (sVtYq)

84 aw sorry Mrs Boswell! that stinks

going to a friend's party b/c no one replied yes and I was like "well we'll still come!" in the end now everyone is coming?!?! she wasn't planning for that!

people are funny

Posted by: BlackOrchidIsNotAmused at December 31, 2022 04:24 PM (w0NJk)

85 This past Spring and Summer I started feeding a feral cat. I named her Missy. She eventually had 3 kittens. I have also been a dog person but those kittens stole my heart. With the help of a woman who deals with feral cats we caught Missy, the kittens, and who we believe was baby-daddy. All were fixed. The woman kept Missy, gave her parents baby-daddy and was able to adopt out the kittens. Also caught up in the "fix 'em" was a very large tabby that had been hunting on my property for a few years. He was about 5 yrs old and 7 lbs. and not fixed but soon to be. He was brought back to my property and released. That was the first week of June and have not seen him since. Then 3 days ago, crouching at the edge of the wild blackberry patch, there he was. I walk out on to the porch. He looked at me and I at him. He kept staring at me and I don't know if he was happy to see me or was saying "how could you!", but I was glad to see he was still alive and came back to hunt on my property.
Happy New Year pet lovers. Be safe.

Posted by: sidney at December 31, 2022 04:24 PM (itAo5)

86 we have a male cat who goes wild in the litter box. It's like his playground and he gets in there and throws litter around like an elephant would douse its body with water

that's my bengal

he's a little menace!

Posted by: BlackOrchidIsNotAmused at December 31, 2022 04:25 PM (w0NJk)

87 You must spend a FORTUNE on dog fud !
Posted by: JT at December 31, 2022 04:16 PM (T4tVD)

___________

It was worse with 20+
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh

WOW !

Posted by: JT at December 31, 2022 04:27 PM (T4tVD)

88 people are funny
Posted by: BlackOrchidIsNotAmused at December 31, 2022 04:24 PM (w0NJk)

Madam Boswell waited too late in the day to pull the party alarm...everyone has made plans. I told her that, but would she listen? - no. "Hey, let's get together, have a few laughs..." Yeah, no. At least a guest won't be falling out the top story of our house...

Posted by: Boswell at December 31, 2022 04:28 PM (+Cgut)

89 The We Rate Dogs was on Bad Blue, watched it last night.
Makes one want a dog
Posted by: Skip

If only it made TWO want a dog !

Posted by: JT at December 31, 2022 04:28 PM (T4tVD)

90 Posted by: sidney at December 31, 2022 04:24 PM (itAo5)

I appreciate your story of care for the cats, Sidney. Ive had both cats and dogs, and always appreciate when the formerly only "dog people" or "cat people" can appreciate cats or dogs. And "Baby Daddy Cat" will get over it. Glad he's back

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 31, 2022 04:29 PM (D+F6R)

91 It's warm and sticky here, and neither Miss Linda nor myself is the "go to a noisy crowded space and drink cocktail$$$" type. We intend to visit a nearby grocery w/ deli, buy something prepared for dinner that we haven't tried before, and eat while watching a movie -- maybe one of the Perry Mason collection she got me for Xmas, or something vintage on YouTube.

The beasts? We'll give them something as well, and open up the crinkly tunnel I got for them from Petco.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at December 31, 2022 04:31 PM (KAKDL)

92 Posted by: Boswell at December 31, 2022 04:28 PM (+Cgut)

Well, you'll have to entertain Mrs Boswell with a few laughs.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 31, 2022 04:31 PM (D+F6R)

93 we have a male cat who goes wild in the litter box. It's like his playground and he gets in there and throws litter around like an elephant would douse its body with water. He comes out covered in powder.
Posted by: Lady in Black at December 31, 2022


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Stirling the black kitten did that when he was 3-5 months old. Since the stuff I use is not powdery, he simply succeeded in knocking a lot of the litter out onto the floor.

Since the arrival of his little "sister" Dagny, he hasn't been doing that. He has more fun things to do.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at December 31, 2022 04:34 PM (KAKDL)

94
WOW !
Posted by: JT at December 31, 2022 04:27 PM (T4tVD)

__________

When we moved from Cincinnati to Houston, we had to bring down Alan, Honey, Belle, Lacey, Silver, Fred, Ilya, Dutch, Aida, Carmen, Chance, Tess, Ali, Smudge, Stanley, Titan, Faith, Talker, Sarge and Diva. A trip I hope never to have to repeat.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 31, 2022 04:34 PM (MoZTd)

95 I have never seen "Die Hard" but I think Alan Rickman was a great actor-besides being, IMO, a good looking guy, so I suppose it should borrow it from the library.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 31, 2022 04:34 PM (D+F6R)

96 Well, you'll have to entertain Mrs Boswell with a few laughs.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 31, 2022 04:31 PM (D+F6R)

I'm up for it...but she hates the fact that I quote every movie that I know. "Don't you have your own quotes?"

"No....uh, sorry."

Posted by: Boswell at December 31, 2022 04:34 PM (+Cgut)

97 That We Rate Dogs 2022 video is really wonderful.

Posted by: m at December 31, 2022 04:35 PM (RtN13)

98 have never seen "Die Hard" but I think Alan Rickman was a great actor-besides being, IMO, a good looking guy, so I suppose it should borrow it from the library.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 31, 2022 04:34 PM (D+F6R)

Fen, it's like the Godfather - every line is quotable in business and in life - why, it's a miracle!

Posted by: Boswell at December 31, 2022 04:36 PM (+Cgut)

99 You must spend a FORTUNE on dog fud !
Posted by: JT at December 31, 2022 04:16 PM (T4tVD)

___________

It was worse with 20+
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh

Purina shoulda named a dog chow after ya !

Posted by: JT at December 31, 2022 04:36 PM (T4tVD)

100 RIP Bella. 5/10/10-12/12/22. Canine Good Citizen, certified Therapy Dog, scent detection dog (drugs) and protection dog. She taught me far more than I taught her.

Posted by: Ordinary American at December 31, 2022 04:37 PM (H8QX8)

101 Little Dagny the brown torbie Siberian worries me a bit. She is clearly not deaf, is bright and alert in all other respects . . . but she does not seem to know her name. She doesn't twitch her ears or look at us when we call her. She comes running at the sound of food being dispensed and of toys being crackled, but ignores her name. I've never had a cat who ignored or could not learn her name. Strange.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at December 31, 2022 04:37 PM (KAKDL)

102 Left my cats back in Arizona, while I make a weekend trip to Colorado. Sitting in the "old" house, which is not exactly empty, but sure feels like it.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 31, 2022 04:39 PM (NWBBy)

103 Thank you for all the religious and inspiring quotes through out the year. I look forward to them in the coming year.

Posted by: Sidney at December 31, 2022 04:39 PM (itAo5)

104 Posted by: Boswell at December 31, 2022 04:34 PM (+Cgut)

Can you do accents? Come in and out of the room using costumes if you have any, and different accents. You can pretend you're various party guests. Queen Elizabeth. John Cleese doing Minister of Silly walks, Someone from a western. That sort of thing.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 31, 2022 04:39 PM (D+F6R)

105 Fenelon- Thank you for all the religious and inspiring quotes through out the year. I look forward to them in the coming year.

Posted by: Sidney at December 31, 2022 04:39 PM (itAo5)

106 *sniff*

Sorry to hear that Ordinary American.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at December 31, 2022 04:39 PM (TgNpw)

107 You are most welcome and, God willing, I will continue with spiritual things. Look for them in the Morning Tech Thread.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 31, 2022 04:40 PM (D+F6R)

108 Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 31, 2022 04:34 PM (D+F6R)

By the way - Happy New Years, Fen - to you, Fen Spouse and your wonderful boy - hoping you all have a healthy and very happy 2023! Thank you deeply for your kind words and inspiration, I can't tell you how much they have meant to me!

Posted by: Boswell at December 31, 2022 04:41 PM (+Cgut)

109 ave never seen "Die Hard" but I think Alan Rickman was a great actor-besides being, IMO, a good looking guy, so I suppose it should borrow it from the library.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 31, 2022
*
Fen, it's like the Godfather - every line is quotable in business and in life - why, it's a miracle!
Posted by: Boswell at December 31, 2022


***
Fen, Die Hard is a wonder. It's a fine example of a thriller where the hero does not make stupid mistakes -- but neither do the bad guys. As good as Willis is in the lead, Rickman's performance as the criminal boss *makes* the movie.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at December 31, 2022 04:42 PM (KAKDL)

110 Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at December 31, 2022 04:39 PM (TgNpw)

Thank you.

Posted by: Ordinary American at December 31, 2022 04:42 PM (H8QX8)

111 Can you do accents? Come in and out of the room using costumes if you have any, and different accents. You can pretend you're various party guests. Queen Elizabeth. John Cleese doing Minister of Silly walks, Someone from a western. That sort of thing.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 31, 2022 04:39 PM (D+F6R)

Oh, you are asking for a lot! I am so dry and not funny that my wife always says, "please stop, you're scaring the guests!"

Posted by: Boswell at December 31, 2022 04:44 PM (+Cgut)

112 > So, what's the best way to keep litterbox dust down to an absolute bare minimum?
__________

We're currently using Arm and Hammer's "Cloud Control" litter. It's the consistency of fine sand. No dust. Not terribly messy either. Doesn't appear to stick to the cat's paws either as we don't find it on the floor, except for right next to the litter

Posted by: Martini Farmer at December 31, 2022 04:44 PM (Q4IgG)

113 Wife just walked by and asked why I was laughing. Fen is telling Boswell to play dress up for New Years, I says. She just looks at me and walks off. Some people have no sense of humor.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 31, 2022 04:45 PM (u73oe)

114 >>> 79 My favorite is called Okocat. Used to get it at Safeway. It's not clay. It's wood. Very lightweight, no dust or smell. Just discovered that Amazon is carrying it, so at least I can buy it that way. I use the super soft clumping variety. Walmart has a similar wood based littler that does not seem to have dust.
Posted by: Notsothoreau at December 31, 2022 04:22 PM (uz3Px)

Their store locator claims Tractor Supply is another seller. I might have to check it out tp see how my kitteh likes it.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at December 31, 2022 04:45 PM (llON8)

115 Joker (both pics) melted my heart.
Posted by: m at December 31, 2022 03:54 PM (RtN13)

Agreed, but it must be said, Joker is a very fine example of a Hitler cat.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 31, 2022 04:45 PM (NWBBy)

116 Joker (both pics) melted my heart.
Posted by: m at December 31, 2022
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Agreed, but it must be said, Joker is a very fine example of a Hitler cat.
Posted by: BurtTC at December 31, 2022


***
That black on his right foreleg looks as though he's wearing a funeral/mourning armband.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at December 31, 2022 04:47 PM (KAKDL)

117 You cannot deny, those are some sexy goats.

Posted by: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at December 31, 2022 04:49 PM (2Vz7/)

118 My cats Penny and Hexie (the newest) just had a supervised interaction in the sunroom. Went very well. Minimal hissing and growling. Penny came out, sniffed around a bit, hissed at Hexie once or twice and then went back inside. Hexie softly growled at Penny a bit, but was otherwise calm and relaxed next to me on the couch.

I'm proud of them both!

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at December 31, 2022 04:51 PM (BpYfr)

119 Fen is telling Boswell to play dress up for New Years, I says. She just looks at me and walks off. Some people have no sense of humor.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 31, 2022 04:45 PM (u73oe)

She hasn't seen my wardrobe.

Posted by: Boswell at December 31, 2022 04:55 PM (+Cgut)

120 I have a single cat and am contemplating a second. Present cat is male, three-ish, affectionate. But lonely and fearful when I'm away, and his life is probably a little too quiet aka boring. I have my eye on a cat at a nearby shelter, surrendered there when her owner died, so probably also used to a quiet place.

Does any of the above matter? Any thoughts on male/female vs. two males?

The problem is she's very pretty and I've already named her. I may not be exactly reasonable about this.

Posted by: Wenda at December 31, 2022 04:55 PM (uFqRH)

121 Peeked out the window. I think the neighbors took pity on my sick fanny and cleared the driveway of snow.

Posted by: Infidel at December 31, 2022 04:56 PM (ZEa+g)

122 Beautiful pet morons.
Have a safe and Happy New Year's Eve. y'all!

Posted by: redridinghood at December 31, 2022 04:57 PM (NpAcC)

123 Beautiful pet morons.
Have a safe and Happy New Year's Eve. y'all!
Posted by: redridinghood

Backatcha !

Posted by: JT at December 31, 2022 04:58 PM (T4tVD)

124 Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at December 31, 2022 04:51 PM (BpYfr)
*******
Love the name Hexie.

Posted by: redridinghood at December 31, 2022 04:59 PM (NpAcC)

125 Peeked out the window. I think the neighbors took pity on my sick fanny and cleared the driveway of snow.
Posted by: Infidel at December 31, 2022 04:56 PM (ZEa+g


Probably the one that likes to ride his mower. Don't you feel bad now?

Posted by: Ronster at December 31, 2022 05:00 PM (ykCB/)

126 Lucy the Fink is a little sad as her boys aren't here. She had both of them around for three weeks while Marine was here on leave. Now it's back to just me.

She sulked something fierce on Thursday when Marine packed up and I took him and gf to the airport.

I'll send a picture of her with her Christmas tree. She's quite the Diva.

Posted by: nurse ratched, I wanna cookie, please. at December 31, 2022 05:00 PM (U2p+3)

127 Thanks, JT.

Posted by: redridinghood at December 31, 2022 05:01 PM (NpAcC)

128 Thanks, JT.
Posted by: redridinghood

Posted by: JT at December 31, 2022 05:01 PM (T4tVD)

129 Probably the one that likes to ride his mower. Don't you feel bad now?
Posted by: Ronster

lol. yes. It stared at 8:00 am.

Posted by: Infidel at December 31, 2022 05:01 PM (ZEa+g)

130 I have a single cat and am contemplating a second. Present cat is male, three-ish, affectionate. But lonely and fearful when I'm away, and his life is probably a little too quiet aka boring. I have my eye on a cat at a nearby shelter, surrendered there when her owner died, so probably also used to a quiet place.

Does any of the above matter? Any thoughts on male/female vs. two males?

The problem is she's very pretty and I've already named her. I may not be exactly reasonable about this.
Posted by: Wenda at December 31, 2022


***
In the past, when I've had a pair of cats, they have usually both been girls. Arizona the boy and Marie the girl did not get along, but that was crotchety AZ's fault, and they didn't fight. Wolf and Chekov, both boys, made friends in an hour. Stirling my current male was putting the moves on little Dagny until he got altered, and now they enjoy each other's company.

How is your male with other cats? Hissing and growling? You might still be able to work this, though, if you introduce them slowly.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at December 31, 2022 05:02 PM (KAKDL)

131 Agreed, but it must be said, Joker is a very fine example of a Hitler cat.
Posted by: BurtTC at December 31, 2022

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That black on his right foreleg looks as though he's wearing a funeral/mourning armband.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at December 31, 2022 04:47 PM (KAKDL)

You can't say Hitler and armbands together!

Posted by: BurtTC at December 31, 2022 05:02 PM (NWBBy)

132 Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at December 31, 2022 04:51 PM (BpYfr)
*******
Love the name Hexie.
Posted by: redridinghood at December 31, 2022 04:59 PM (NpAcC)

You could have named him Joe Six Pack

Posted by: polynikes at December 31, 2022 05:02 PM (TIiR1)

133 I'm going to say thanks in advance even if there are more additions to the recommendations. What I'm hearing jibes fairly well with what I've been able to pull up off the net (Arm&Hammer, Dr. Elsey's, etc., etc.). My wife and I have also been discussing ways to "spread the load" by putting one litterbox outdoors while keeping the other inside, since some of the kittens prefer to be outdoors but would rather use a box.

Now to go patch the holes in me. "Orange", the male tabby of the bunch, just finished being lovey and using his claws to excess. And it isn't helping that he gained quite a bit of weight. If I could have read the future, I'd have named him "Chunk".

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at December 31, 2022 05:03 PM (ZSK0i)

134 On a separate note, my condolences, Ordinary American, on the loss of Bella.

Always cherish the memories.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at December 31, 2022 05:05 PM (ZSK0i)

135 How is your male with other cats? Hissing and growling? You might still be able to work this, though, if you introduce them slowly.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at December 31, 2022 05:02 PM (KAKDL)

The bigger concern for me is the loner cat status, in that one has to be VERY careful introducing a new cat into the mix. It's not unlike bringing a second child home after your first has gotten used to all the attention.

There's a right way and wrong way to do it. Do it the right way. Because yeah, one cat is not really a good idea, if you aren't home all the time. The male/female thing? As long as neither is capable of mating, they should be fine... introduced slooooowly, that is.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 31, 2022 05:05 PM (NWBBy)

136 Big black Stirling is curled on the cushion next to me on the couch. Baby Dagny is spread on the blanket folded atop the back of the couch. You can't say they don't like my company. (It's also an hour to dinnertime.)

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at December 31, 2022 05:05 PM (KAKDL)

137 Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at December 31, 2022 05:03 PM (ZSK0i)

I keep one in the garage, one in the kitchen in a cabinet I made to match my kitchen cabinets and one in my bathroom under the sink where I cut an access door on the side of the cabinet and put molding around it.

Posted by: polynikes at December 31, 2022 05:06 PM (TIiR1)

138 On a separate note, my condolences, Ordinary American, on the loss of Bella.

Always cherish the memories.
Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at December 31, 2022 05:05 PM (ZSK0i)

Yup... what an eventful year here. Started with the BEST CAT EVAR getting sick and having to be put down. In January.

Man, so much has happened. I can't believe it all happened this year. He really was the best ever.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 31, 2022 05:08 PM (NWBBy)

139 OT, but the very best episode of The Rifleman w/ Chuck Connors is on MeTV now. A 2-parter, with the second part to follow immediately. It's a Western film noir written by actor Robert Culp: "Waste," Parts 1 & 2. It features an unusual performance by character actor Vito Scotti as a Mexican bandit leader.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at December 31, 2022 05:09 PM (KAKDL)

140 Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at December 31, 2022 05:03 PM (ZSK0i)

I have a leather glove I use when I play with the kittehs. I didn't intend it but they learned that they get to go wild when I'm wearing the glove but have to keep the claws in when I'm not. Good kittehs.

Posted by: polynikes at December 31, 2022 05:10 PM (TIiR1)

141 Yup... what an eventful year here. Started with the BEST CAT EVAR getting sick and having to be put down. In January.

Man, so much has happened. I can't believe it all happened this year. He really was the best ever.
Posted by: BurtTC at December 31, 2022


***
I know how that goes. I lost big white-and-black Siberian Chekov (the "Ailing Codger Cat") in March, after his buddy Wolf passed in October of '21.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at December 31, 2022 05:10 PM (KAKDL)

142 Looking at the goats munching on the tree makes me think of my late aunt. She and her three sisters all had the gene that made them want to adopt animals...a LOT of animals. This aunt had enough space that she adopted cats, dogs, goats, chickens, and even a llama.

She was an informal gal and one Christmas we were at here place. She was wearing sweats but also a corsage. She leaned over the fence to pet her favorite goat...who immediately started munching on the corsage. The whole family erupted in laughter. I think I have a pic somewhere. One of my favorite Christmas memories.

Posted by: Art Rondelet of Malmsey at December 31, 2022 05:11 PM (fTtFy)

143 Another wonderful group of pet morons. Aren’t we blessed by them?

Posted by: Don Draper at December 31, 2022 05:11 PM (SXH3O)

144 Because yeah, one cat is not really a good idea, if you aren't home all the time. . . .
Posted by: BurtTC at December 31, 2022


***
I suppose being alone a lot contributed to Arizona the red-and-white tabby being occasionally touchy and difficult. But then, he did not like other cats, even when he was young.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at December 31, 2022 05:12 PM (KAKDL)

145 Sadly, Prettygirl pretty much hates other cats. The best she did was when I brought Maceo over to visit and she just went outside and wandered around the neighboring backyards until he left. She is, however, a snuggle bunny with me.

Posted by: SFGoth at December 31, 2022 05:13 PM (KAi1n)

146 Thank you deeply for your kind words and inspiration, I can't tell you how much they have meant to me!

This. Fen was nice after my mourning post about a long gone but still loved lory.

Posted by: Commissar of Plenty and Lysenko Solutions at December 31, 2022 05:15 PM (pZWpI)

147 Miss Linda's late white shorthair, Annabelle, was a cat hater. She was forced to live with Marie-Antoinette the smart black cat, with Angelique the occasionally psycho Siberian who liked other cats, and for a while with both of them. She'd retreat to the top of a bookcase and glower at them.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at December 31, 2022 05:15 PM (KAKDL)

148 HOBBY NOOD

Posted by: Skip at December 31, 2022 05:15 PM (xhxe8)

149 Lucy HATES other cats.

Sad. I wish I could give her a companion for when I'm not around. But, she had never been less than hissy bitchy and nasty around other cats.

Posted by: nurse ratched, I wanna cookie, please. at December 31, 2022 05:18 PM (U2p+3)

150 Man, so much has happened. I can't believe it all happened this year. He really was the best ever.
Posted by: BurtTC at December 31, 2022 05:08 PM (NWBBy)


I hear you. It was only the end of last March when Buddy passed away. Ironic that a feral mother would stop by in June with a litter of kittens and set up shop in the back yard. I'm thinking that was a message.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at December 31, 2022 05:24 PM (ZSK0i)

151 I keep one in the garage, one in the kitchen in a cabinet I made to match my kitchen cabinets and one in my bathroom under the sink where I cut an access door on the side of the cabinet and put molding around it.
Posted by: polynikes at December 31, 2022 05:06 PM (TIiR1)


That's the other thing I'm considering (a box dust shelter of some sort). A couple of the females toss the litter almost to the extent that Lady in Black mentioned with her cat.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at December 31, 2022 05:26 PM (ZSK0i)

152 134 On a separate note, my condolences, Ordinary American, on the loss of Bella.

Always cherish the memories.
Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at December 31, 2022 05:05 PM (ZSK0i)

Thank you very much.

Posted by: Ordinary American at December 31, 2022 05:48 PM (H8QX8)

153 Posted by: Ordinary American at December 31, 2022 04:37 PM (H8QX

I'm sorry. Losing a furry family member is just the pits. I am glad, though that you were in each other's lives.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 31, 2022 05:51 PM (D+F6R)

154 Posted by: Boswell at December 31, 2022 04:41 PM (+Cgut)

You're probably out now (I had to go out) practicing silly walks and perfecting accents to play various unexpected various party guests , but you are most welcome, Boswell . I enjoy posting spiritual things and I have appreciated our conversations. Best to you and your family too and God bless you all.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 31, 2022 06:08 PM (D+F6R)

155 We had small Dog who would sit on the Cat

Posted by: Tamaa the Drongo Bird at December 31, 2022 06:42 PM (FLiOE)

156 155-That is a funny image..

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 31, 2022 07:02 PM (D+F6R)

157 Dang. Napped through the Pet Thread again.

Thanks to the cobbers for this wonderful pet-loving Saturday post.

Let Daisy the madcap Malinois off the tether to chase a ball. She chased, caught, and then (not bringing the ball back) dashed past me and ran like crazy all around the area, and briefly out to the pasture. Finally came back to me.

One last wild romp for the year (we've had her since May).

Next year, more training.

Posted by: mindful webworker - pets on demand at December 31, 2022 07:25 PM (9J956)

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