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Ace of Spades Pet Thread, January 7

Did you notice some signs of aging in your pet over the last year? Hrothgar reminds us that there may be help:

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Sometimes pets are wise.

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Courtesy cat food breath

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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 enjoy the animals and leave politics and current events outside today.

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Seems appropriate for the New Year somehow: Bohemian Catsody

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On a more practical note:

From last week's comments, building shelters for feral cats:

Straw seems to be useful.

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Meet The PetMorons

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From Jewells:

New pups at Shep's Place

We have Rosie, a 6lb chihuahua mix who is 14 years old. She's a very mellow girl and the other sweet girl is Brandi who is 9 years old. Didn't get much background on them. I haven't met them yet since I haven't felt up to doing a shift yet but hopefully soon.

Great to hear from you on the Pet Thread again, Jewells! Bet they have been missing you at Shep's Place. The pups are adorable.

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My neighbors rose bush as of December 14th. Kitteh Bacall posing for the pic.

Hope everything is going well.

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Bacall is lovely, and has good taste.

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Finally entering an early retirement at 29 years of age, I headed back to Montana. On the way home Giggles and I picked up a 13 YO granddaughter and then arrived home to find my Not-my-kid had gotten his Mom a birthday gift in the form of a little 100% American mutt rat dog named Lucy. I had already found a little yellow lab that my Granddaughter has named Luna. The pups are doing fine and seem to be easier to house train than the teen. Here are pics of Luna (lab) Lucy (ratdog) and one of them zzzzzzzzing out after a joint case of the zoomies.

And I thot retirement was gonna be easy

McGyver, out

Congratulations on your "retirement". Post-zoomies naps are easier to photograph than zoomies.


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This is Lucy the Fink. She loves being the center of attention, until she doesn't. She is a lovely roommate and reminds me daily that God loves me.

Yes, the owl ornaments are attacked daily and plunked in her water dish.

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Lucy looks entirely innocent.


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Love the pet stories 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, New Year's 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.

Posted by: K.T. at 03:15 PM




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1 hey

Posted by: Ciampino -- now BIG BOOBS are also all natural at January 07, 2023 03:17 PM (qfLjt)

2 Lucy the Fink!

Posted by: nurse ratched at January 07, 2023 03:18 PM (U2p+3)

3 Now to read the content.

Posted by: Ciampino - booby birds at January 07, 2023 03:19 PM (qfLjt)

4 Happy Caturday everyone

Posted by: Skip at January 07, 2023 03:21 PM (xhxe8)

5 hiya

Posted by: JT at January 07, 2023 03:23 PM (T4tVD)

6 Awww, Lucy!

Posted by: Emmie at January 07, 2023 03:23 PM (Emce2)

7
Best of Breed from the Veteran class for Delilah at today's Nolan River KC show. Her daughter Diana was first in her puppy class as well.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 07, 2023 03:26 PM (bXzGJ)

8 Happy pet day.

Posted by: That NLurker it comes in pints? at January 07, 2023 03:27 PM (VdGjU)

9 As always, a great group of Moron Pets!

In my own household, I'm still struggling with the realization that I now have *5* cats to wrangle.

Hexie (my newest) is doing well. According to the vet, she's only about 2 years old.

Took my oldest cats (Penny and Jasmine) to the vet this past week. She gave them a clean bill of health and was pleased about how healthy they were for their age. Both of them turned 10 in 2022.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at January 07, 2023 03:27 PM (BpYfr)

10 Congratulations, Delilah and Diana!

Posted by: Mrs. Leggy at January 07, 2023 03:27 PM (Vf4Y7)

11 Best of Breed from the Veteran class for Delilah at today's Nolan River KC show. Her daughter Diana was first in her puppy class as well.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 07, 2023 03:26 PM (bXzGJ)
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Congratulations!

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at January 07, 2023 03:28 PM (BpYfr)

12 Good afternoon!

So nice to finally "meet" Lucy the Fink! She is an attractive kitty.

McGyver, I love Lucy the rat dog, too. She's a little heavy on the eyeliner...did she learn that from your 13YO granddaughter? Heh. I hope your family is adjusting well.

Posted by: April--dash my lace wigs! at January 07, 2023 03:29 PM (OX9vb)

13 Best of Breed from the Veteran class for Delilah at today's Nolan River KC show. Her daughter Diana was first in her puppy class as well.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 07, 2023 03:26 PM (bXzGJ)



Congrats, Hadrian. Nice collection of Moronimals today, too.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 07, 2023 03:29 PM (tkR6S)

14 I just finished baking this week's dog cookies. They love cooking day--they get extra!

Posted by: April--dash my lace wigs! at January 07, 2023 03:31 PM (OX9vb)

15 Tomorrow is Elvis Presley's birthday.

Here he is singing Old Shep

https://tinyurl.com/yjf9kwyp

Posted by: JT at January 07, 2023 03:32 PM (T4tVD)

16 Lucy is a pretty kitty cat!

Posted by: jewells45 fuck cancer at January 07, 2023 03:36 PM (nxdel)

17 Yay Pet Thread! Pet aging over the past year? Well, we think Daisy was born about a year ago, so, yeah, some serious changes. Bigger, stronger, faster, and possibly just a tiny bit smarter.

Just got back from taking Daisy the Destroyer for a nice walk. A little cool out, but more autumnal than wintery. Her area of the yard looks like we've been running a wood chipper, but it's just her stick-chewing-up.

On the "cats and dogs living together" front, Ony the old cat is getting bolder every week on mostly-ignoring Daisy, but sometimes big ol' Daisy can tease little Ony into chasing her a ways. Always funny to watch.

That's the local pet report. Now to go read the post & the other pet-lovin' comments.

Posted by: mindful webworker - 2023: Year of Heterosexual Monogamous Pair-Bond Families at January 07, 2023 03:36 PM (YdEcD)

18 That cat Bohemian Rhapsody is nearly pitch perfect. Very well done.

Posted by: squid at January 07, 2023 03:38 PM (S/NWs)

19 14 I just finished baking this week's dog cookies. They love cooking day--they get extra!
Posted by: April--dash my lace wigs! at January 07, 2023 03:31 PM
Gald to hear that, I wondered who did that sort of cookies. Then Mrs. E just last week bought dog and cat cookie mix but has yet to bake them. They gotta be better that that stuff we get from China.

Posted by: Eromero at January 07, 2023 03:40 PM (0OP+5)

20 Thank you KT. We have two more news ones I will try to remember to send pictures of them this week. The last shift I did was December. We have since brought in 5 new dogs and adopted out 4. You miss a lot being gone that long. I'm doing a shift this Monday and will finally meet the new ones. I miss Roscoe, Lily, Charlie and Baxter. They feed my soul.

Posted by: jewells45 fuck cancer at January 07, 2023 03:41 PM (nxdel)

21 Still missing my GSD, "XVR". It's almost two years now. She was the daughter of a SV Sieger Champion, and her mother was also the daughter of an SV Sieger Champion. We went through a lot together. Don't think I'll ever get over her.

Posted by: Marcus T at January 07, 2023 03:41 PM (8Voqu)

22 Great looking group of moronimals. Bohemian Catsody was funny. Could've been cut down to about 3 mins though.

Posted by: olddog in mo at January 07, 2023 03:42 PM (ju2Fy)

23 Congrats, Hadrian.

Posted by: olddog in mo at January 07, 2023 03:42 PM (ju2Fy)

24 I'll bet she was a good dog, Marcus T. So sorry she's gone.

Posted by: April--dash my lace wigs! at January 07, 2023 03:44 PM (OX9vb)

25 Critters!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 07, 2023 03:47 PM (u73oe)

26 Nice Pets Y'all!...

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at January 07, 2023 03:47 PM (R/m4+)

27 Do you do this when your dog poops on the street?
https://twitter.com/i/status/1610852881086939136

Posted by: Ciampino - the masked marvel at January 07, 2023 03:51 PM (qfLjt)

28 Wow! Congratulations, Hadrian.

Posted by: nurse ratched at January 07, 2023 03:53 PM (tzir9)

29 Besides the A♠ Pet thread, part of my regular Caturday websurfing is bluebirdofbitterness.com - two (usually) critter posts on Saturdays. Today: OwlKitty vid and funny critter memes.

Posted by: mindful webworker - 2023: Year of Heterosexual Monogamous Pair-Bond Families at January 07, 2023 03:55 PM (YdEcD)

30 Ugh, Ciampino. People are crazy.

Posted by: April--dash my lace wigs! at January 07, 2023 03:55 PM (OX9vb)

31 Lucy the Fink looks a lot like my sister's cat Spot from many years back. Beautiful animals both.

And thanks again to everyone for last pet thread's suggestions on cat litter dust issues. Since the local Albertson's stocks the Arm & Hammer seal and clump, I'm going to test that first before going mail order.

Posted by: Daddy Warbucks at January 07, 2023 03:55 PM (ZSK0i)

32 /Sock off

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at January 07, 2023 03:56 PM (ZSK0i)

33 We're packing up the house and the kids know something's going on, so they're kinda stressed out. Extra treats and fuzzy blankets by the fireplace seem to help. Hercules and Xena won't have any troubles adapting to the new place because it's where they started out but the Nugget dog is gonna have to adjust. I suspect that when she sees the other two doing OK, she'll be OK too. Not to mention the back yard is bigger and there will be more squirrels.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at January 07, 2023 03:56 PM (TgNpw)

34 21 Still missing my GSD, "XVR". It's almost two years now. She was the daughter of a SV Sieger Champion, and her mother was also the daughter of an SV Sieger Champion. We went through a lot together. Don't think I'll ever get over her.
Posted by: Marcus T

Aw, Marcus. Sounds like she was your "forever dog."

Posted by: nurse ratched at January 07, 2023 03:58 PM (Z9wrD)

35 7 ... "Best of Breed from the Veteran class for Delilah at today's Nolan River KC show. Her daughter Diana was first in her puppy class as well."

Hadrian,
That's great! Not a surprise about Delilah. Diana must have been wonderful news. (I didn't know puppy class started that young.) Did she have fun, or at least behave, at her first show?

Posted by: JTB at January 07, 2023 04:00 PM (7EjX1)

36 Great Pictures. Beautiful pets, Adorable puppy picture and Lucy looks very much like one striped cat I had who was named "Tess". She was a feral cat and given to me by a friend. She got used to living inside after being outside and we missed her so much when I guess she figured it was time to die and went out to do that somewhere and never came back. She was about 13 we think.

And yes, our black cat Pynchon (originally from the shelter) who is about 8 seems to be slowing down although that doesn't seem to be that old for a cat. Everytime time spouse sits down he is in spouse's lap and goes to sleep.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 07, 2023 04:01 PM (D+F6R)

37 OT.
Hadrian,
I got the music drive the other day. Haven't ben able to listen to all 200 selections (yet) but the variety is great. Many thanks!

Posted by: JTB at January 07, 2023 04:03 PM (7EjX1)

38 Composure from Vetriscience can help. They make it for both cats and dogs.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at January 07, 2023 04:03 PM (uz3Px)

39 Do you do this when your dog poops on the street?
Posted by: Ciampino


That was just what I figured it would be. So I didn't have to watch it all again. Ewww. Even if it's fake.
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I just finished baking this week's dog cookies.…
Posted by: April


Hibernating at home, we actually ran out of meat for Daisy this week, but MiladyJo mixed up some rice & turkey & a little butter. Daisy did not complain! Got us through until we could do our first-of-the-new-year marathon re-stocking shopping yesterday.

Posted by: mindful webworker - 2023: Year of Heterosexual Monogamous Pair-Bond Families at January 07, 2023 04:03 PM (YdEcD)

40 And yes, our black cat Pynchon (originally from the shelter) who is about 8 seems to be slowing down although that doesn't seem to be that old for a cat. Everytime time spouse sits down he is in spouse's lap and goes to sleep.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke

That's YOUR job !

Posted by: JT at January 07, 2023 04:03 PM (T4tVD)

41 "Best of Breed from the Veteran class for Delilah at today's Nolan River KC show. Her daughter Diana was first in her puppy class as well."

Congratulations! You and Her Highness certainly put a lot of time, attention, hard work, travel and love into showing dogs.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 07, 2023 04:05 PM (D+F6R)

42 Lovely pet pictures this week! Congratulations to Hadrian and Her Majesty!

Posted by: Notsothoreau at January 07, 2023 04:07 PM (uz3Px)

43 That's YOUR job !
Posted by: JT at January 07, 2023 04:03 PM (T4tVD)

I'm supposed to sit in spouse's lap and go to sleep?. Ummm...nope. I'm a bit heavier than the cat and can't fit into his lap very easily. The cat seems to prefer laps. I stretch out on the couch but he doesn't sit on me. Either he prefers men . (He will sit on son's lap too) or just likes laps- period.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 07, 2023 04:08 PM (D+F6R)

44 "Best of Breed from the Veteran class for Delilah at today's Nolan River KC show. Her daughter Diana was first in her puppy class as well."

Congratulations! You and Her Highness certainly put a lot of time, attention, hard work, travel and love into showing dogs.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke

And Dough !

Posted by: JT at January 07, 2023 04:08 PM (T4tVD)

45 Languid wave from Tux and me.

Posted by: PaleRider at January 07, 2023 04:09 PM (3cGpq)

46 I'm supposed to sit in spouse's lap and go to sleep?. Ummm...nope. I'm a bit heavier than the cat and can't fit into his lap very easily. The cat seems to prefer laps. I stretch out on the couch but he doesn't sit on me. Either he prefers men . (He will sit on son's lap too) or just likes laps- period.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke

Invite mike obama over and see what the cat does.

Posted by: JT at January 07, 2023 04:10 PM (T4tVD)

47 Posted by: JT at January 07, 2023 04:08 PM (T4tVD)

Yes; I would think showing dogs is expensive. Probably not as expensive as keeping and showing horses.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 07, 2023 04:11 PM (D+F6R)

48 Hibernating at home, we actually ran out of meat for Daisy this week, but MiladyJo mixed up some rice & turkey & a little butter. Daisy did not complain!
Posted by: mindful webworker

Oh, I bet she thought that was a real treat!

Posted by: April--dash my lace wigs! at January 07, 2023 04:11 PM (OX9vb)

49 Best of Breed from the Veteran class for Delilah at today's Nolan River KC show. Her daughter Diana was first in her puppy class as well.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh

Nice !

Congratulations !

Posted by: JT at January 07, 2023 04:12 PM (T4tVD)

50 Yes; I would think showing dogs is expensive. Probably not as expensive as keeping and showing horses.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke

They gotta eat !

Posted by: JT at January 07, 2023 04:13 PM (T4tVD)

51 On the boat to downtown Seattle to meet a friend for a visit to the aquarium.

Yes, I will hang out with the sea otters and say hello to them for all y'all.

Posted by: nurse ratched at January 07, 2023 04:14 PM (9BeIJ)

52 I was framed. It's totally that scrubs wearing hooman that steals my poo dunking those wonderful owl ornaments in my water dish.

Posted by: Lucy The Fink at January 07, 2023 04:15 PM (3CCua)

53 off Lucy sock

Posted by: BifBewalski at January 07, 2023 04:15 PM (3CCua)

54 That eye patch on the Lucy dog! And lab puppies are always adorable. Lucy the Fink I believe is being framed. Look at that face! All cuties.

Posted by: Piper at January 07, 2023 04:15 PM (ZdaMQ)

55 47 Posted by: JT at January 07, 2023 04:08 PM (T4tVD)

Yes; I would think showing dogs is expensive. Probably not as expensive as keeping and showing horses.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 07, 2023 04:11 PM
Probably cheaper that elephants.

Posted by: Eromero at January 07, 2023 04:16 PM (0OP+5)

56 52. Great minds!

Posted by: Piper at January 07, 2023 04:16 PM (ZdaMQ)

57 Have fun and stay safe, Nurse !

Posted by: JT at January 07, 2023 04:17 PM (T4tVD)

58 Yes; I would think showing dogs is expensive. Probably not as expensive as keeping and showing horses.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 07, 2023 04:11 PM
Probably cheaper that elephants.
Posted by: Eromero

I can't imagine shoveling elephant shit !

Posted by: JT at January 07, 2023 04:18 PM (T4tVD)

59 And yes, our black cat Pynchon (originally from the shelter) who is about 8 seems to be slowing down although that doesn't seem to be that old for a cat. Everytime time spouse sits down he is in spouse's lap and goes to sleep.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 07, 2023 04:01 PM (D+F6R)

That may not be just from getting old. Some cats won't show certain mode of affections due to high strung nerves or because they feel that mode is reserved for other cats. Many times when a cat passes away another cat that never tried before will suddenly take the "sit on top in bed" role (usually the girls) or they will find a new habit to show affection. One of mine that usually hangs on the edge of things recently started playing with shoestrings as I get ready to go to work and now is jumping on my lap in the last few minutes before leaving for a hug and pet. Other times of day, he won't, its his time now.

Posted by: Oldcat at January 07, 2023 04:19 PM (eoQWY)

60 Speaking of dogs, Prince Harry 'has been written out of King Charles' Coronation
https://mol.im/a/11609873

Posted by: Ciampino - is Harry a cur? at January 07, 2023 04:22 PM (qfLjt)

61 MadisonTheCat is 4 now and demands things her way, she sleeps next to me all night but seldom sits on my lap. Sleeps on Mrs.E's lap all day if she can but doesn't sleep next to her. She is a funny cat.

Posted by: Eromero at January 07, 2023 04:23 PM (0OP+5)

62 More Cowbell

Posted by: Neo at January 07, 2023 04:24 PM (RovqD)

63 This made me laugh, Irritated cats. Funny Voice over:

https://tinyurl.com/5n8e2a3d

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 07, 2023 04:27 PM (D+F6R)

64 Psciticene Phelbotomist ignoring his Christmas cowbell but does play with his service bell. When he rings it I say "service! service!".

Posted by: Commissar of Plenty and Lysenko Solutions at January 07, 2023 04:31 PM (dkPQq)

65 Lovely pets. McGyver you're a lucky man. Family, retirement and adorable pups.
Our beagle Lily has been experiencing anxiety brought on by sounds she doesn't like. Currently on my 5th message tone for my cell phone which hasn't spooked her yet, hubby NEC's still sends her running. Bought her a new bed that is supposed to help with anxiety, she's on CBD chewies and gabapentin. We shall see.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at January 07, 2023 04:34 PM (2NHgQ)

66 I don't really feel like taking the dogs for a walk today, but Tank keeps going from one door to the other, ringing the bells. Sigh.

One of us will win, and it probably won't be me.

Posted by: April--dash my lace wigs! at January 07, 2023 04:35 PM (OX9vb)

67 Sitting here trying to read and type with Belle, our probably oldest cat on one side, squeezed between me and the armrest, and on the other side is one of the two siblings (Wally and Eva), who are the youngest in the house, and very affectionate specially Wally. The two were found in the pet shelter on my back porch last year. Belle arrived as a kitten back in 2005, just appeared in the back yard as we were contemplating the mess after a possible tornado went through.

Posted by: Ciampino - kittens are adorable, pity they grow up at January 07, 2023 04:35 PM (qfLjt)

68
And second place in the Hound Group behind the Saluki.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 07, 2023 04:36 PM (MoZTd)

69 Just picked up my new dog. Charlie. 2yo black lab.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 07, 2023 04:38 PM (zfadH)

70 I'm supposed to sit in spouse's lap and go to sleep?. Ummm...nope. I'm a bit heavier than the cat and can't fit into his lap very easily. The cat seems to prefer laps. I stretch out on the couch but he doesn't sit on me. Either he prefers men . (He will sit on son's lap too) or just likes laps- period.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke

I was TRYING to pay you a compliment ! (you COULD work with me here a LITTLE !)

Posted by: JT at January 07, 2023 04:39 PM (T4tVD)

71 Posted by: JT at January 07, 2023 04:39 PM (T4tVD)

I could use a compliment, JT. What was the compliment?

J/K.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 07, 2023 04:42 PM (D+F6R)

72 The XO got the cats one of those moving water water bowls. The Persian stuck his flat little face in and started drinking immediately. The Wicked Witch was a lot more hesitant. It took her a while before she would try and a bit longer than that to actually take a full drink.

I've noticed over the past few years that Persians seem to be a lot more adventurous than shorthairs. Both my Persians can hardly wait for a new adventure while the short hairs are much more cautious. I wonder if it's because Persians are that godawful stupid or if they got a few extra curiosity genes to make up for losing half their brains to make those flat faces.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin -- I wasn't particularly fond of the '70s the first time around at January 07, 2023 04:43 PM (z7W9M)

73 Captain Josepha Sabin, all of our critters like the water fountain. It's especially good for cats to have running water.

Posted by: April--dash my lace wigs! at January 07, 2023 04:45 PM (OX9vb)

74 63 This made me laugh, Irritated cats. Funny Voice over:

https://tinyurl.com/5n8e2a3d

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 07, 2023 04:27 PM (D+F6R)
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Those were funny, thanks.

Posted by: Ciampino -- kittens are adorable, pity they grow up at January 07, 2023 04:45 PM (qfLjt)

75 Fine. Putting my shoes on. Later, horde. Have a lovely evening!

Posted by: April--dash my lace wigs! at January 07, 2023 04:50 PM (OX9vb)

76 Have fun and stay safe, April !

Posted by: JT at January 07, 2023 04:51 PM (T4tVD)

77 72
I've noticed over the past few years that Persians seem to be a lot more adventurous than shorthairs. Both my Persians can hardly wait for a new adventure while the short hairs are much more cautious. I wonder if it's because Persians are that godawful stupid or if they got a few extra curiosity genes to make up for losing half their brains to make those flat faces.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin -- I wasn't particularly fond of the '70s the first time around at January 07, 2023 04:43 PM (z7W9M)
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That was cruel Mister. Our ancestors used to chase SUVs all day long AND catch them, hence the flat faces when they braked unexpectedly. How do you think the glaciers melted otherwise eh? It wasn't Unicorn farts for sure.

Posted by: Federation of Persian (NOT Iranian) Felines at January 07, 2023 04:51 PM (qfLjt)

78 Aww, some sweet pets today!
I love Lucy the Fink.
Built a house for a feral cat this fall for Socks (previously featured) but it was basically a repurposed chicken coop. But very well insulated.

Posted by: gourmand du jour at January 07, 2023 04:57 PM (jTmQV)

79 Mammals: 17
Arthropods: 0

So much for Diversity, Inclusion and Equity on this post.

Posted by: The Guy Who Keeps Asking About Arthropods at January 07, 2023 04:59 PM (f9G9D)

80 We have had 40-60 strays come into our lives over many years but never any Persians or Siamese. mostly tabbies, chocolates, tortoiseshell, tuxies and black ones.

Posted by: Ciampino - cat lover -- hey they don't smell when wet at January 07, 2023 05:03 PM (qfLjt)

81 We have had 40-60 strays come into our lives over many years but never any Persians or Siamese. mostly tabbies, chocolates, tortoiseshell, tuxies and black ones.
Posted by: Ciampino - cat lover -- hey they don't smell when wet

Do you own a Chinese restaurant ?

Posted by: JT at January 07, 2023 05:05 PM (T4tVD)

82 79 Mammals: 17
Arthropods: 0

So much for Diversity, Inclusion and Equity on this post.

Posted by: The Guy Who Keeps Asking About Arthropods at January 07, 2023 04:59 PM (f9G9D)
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Well many of those mammals probably housed several arthropods in their fur but the Arthropods are shy so we didn't see them.

Posted by: Ciampino -- cat lover -- hey they don't smell when wet at January 07, 2023 05:07 PM (qfLjt)

83 We have had 40-60 strays come into our lives over many years but never any Persians or Siamese. mostly tabbies, chocolates, tortoiseshell, tuxies and black ones.
Posted by: Ciampino

Don't conflate breed with coloring/marking. Cats hate it when you do that.

Posted by: SFGoth at January 07, 2023 05:08 PM (KAi1n)

84 81 We have had 40-60 strays come into our lives over many years but never any Persians or Siamese. mostly tabbies, chocolates, tortoiseshell, tuxies and black ones.
Posted by: Ciampino - cat lover -- hey they don't smell when wet

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And we thought we had it bad.

Posted by: The Star Kist Tuna Co. at January 07, 2023 05:10 PM (f9G9D)

85 83 We have had 40-60 strays come into our lives over many years but never any Persians or Siamese. mostly tabbies, chocolates, tortoiseshell, tuxies and black ones.
Posted by: Ciampino

Don't conflate breed with coloring/marking. Cats hate it when you do that.

Posted by: SFGoth at January 07, 2023 05:08 PM (KAi1n)
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Sorry, not an expert in that field, that's left to my daughters. However I have seen enough Siamese to recognize them. Probably also Persians.
Never liked taxonomy side of Biology as I was much more interested in Biochemistry and Physiology.

Posted by: Ciampino -- cat lover -- hey they don't smell when wet at January 07, 2023 05:12 PM (qfLjt)

86 We built 2 feral cat "huts" here when we were "adopted." They're basically a 2' X 2' box split into two levels with a shingled, tilted roof. The bottom is closed off except for two mousehole shaped openings on the left and right sides. There's another mousehole shaped cutout to allow the cat to get into the top part... a loft if you will. It's insulated with foamcore. So's the floor of the loft. The roof is framed and removable so you can clean the "loft out." We've used old towels in it. Straw seems to be pretty good too, but you have to watch mold with it. Plus it attracts other critters.

This design was described as "what feral cats want." I can safely say they have held up, but are ugly unless painted. Our 4 feral cats used them until 3 became "inside/outside" cats... meaning they're outside unless it's below 20F. The 4th cat is a freeloading fuck who shows up 3-4 times a week for a handout.

Going on 5 years with them now.... still used.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at January 07, 2023 05:13 PM (Q4IgG)

87 79 anti-cephalopod bigots

Posted by: Smell the Glove at January 07, 2023 05:13 PM (D4TsQ)

88 congratulations H7, that's great!

and what a wonderful bunch of Moronimals!

always a special spot in my heart for rat terriers; one of our boys had the "paintbrush tail" like Lucy's.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - we are being gaslighted 24/365 at January 07, 2023 05:14 PM (fxj5q)

89 The 4th cat is a freeloading fuck who shows up 3-4 times a week for a handout.
Posted by: Martini Farmer

You obviously *hate* this cat with a passion.

Posted by: SFGoth at January 07, 2023 05:16 PM (KAi1n)

90 The 4th cat is a freeloading fuck who shows up 3-4 times a week for a handout.

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I'll bet he didn't even bring you a dead mouse for the holidays.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at January 07, 2023 05:17 PM (f9G9D)

91 Jewells, so glad you’re seeing the buddies at Shep’s on Monday.
All pets today are delightfully cute. Lucy is lovely.

Posted by: LadyS at January 07, 2023 05:19 PM (VGiJY)

92 Having to identify, draw, label all the parts and NAME trilobites in my Palaeontology class was the ultimate taxonomy turnoff.

Posted by: Ciampino - name those cats at January 07, 2023 05:22 PM (qfLjt)

93 The local lady who feeds and sterilizes the local strays uses those wooden orange crates with the center divider, and the cutout face plates. She calls them Cat Condos. She puts straw in them for some insulation.

Posted by: Kindltot at January 07, 2023 05:24 PM (xhaym)

94 In 2004, a smart, handsome, chatty catty I named Toonses wandered into my life. He was as human-friendly as a cat could be. He eventually moved in and lived with me until he died of cancer in 2011. From 2006-2011, there were 3 other cats in my life. Buddy was a big-headed, American short-haired tabby, feral and retarded, but friendly. He eventually trusted me enough to eat out of my hand. Shadow was a black, short-haired, mean cuss whom nobody liked and Buddy once knocked off my neighbor's deck (Shadow survived the 10' fall to the dirt with a bruised ego). Then there was Dorkie Dork, originally feral and extremely wary, who became the sweetest love bunnie a cat could be. She was murdered in 2019. For over a year, there were no cats in my life. Then my ex adopted Maceo ("MAY see oh") an orange rescue who likes me a lot, I adopted Prettygirl, whom i love despite her excessive feistiness at times. There is Creamsickle (orange and white), the largest feral cat I've ever seen who comes around once in awhile for treats and company. 4th is Little Dude, cat of a neighbor who moved away but returns occasionally and LD remembers me when he roams. 4 cats is :->

Posted by: SFGoth at January 07, 2023 05:25 PM (KAi1n)

95 HOBBY NOOD

Posted by: Skip at January 07, 2023 05:31 PM (xhxe8)

96 Cat #4 is actually pretty cool. He suffered from a fractured leg early on... wouldn't let us near him. Thus he earned his name "Gimpy." Now... he's doing fine. He'll let me pet him, pull on his tail, generally smack him around and he's chilled.

But generally worthless. Catches mice at the neighbor's barn.

Typical welfare cat.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at January 07, 2023 05:31 PM (Q4IgG)

97 Some of you might have run into this little problem if you have cats. We had a little one who didn't always use the box to water the flowers. As a result, there was a lot of carpet cleaning done, and now I'm pulling up the rugs over a hardwood floor. As you can guess, some of the felt and mastic is sticking to the hardwood floor. So, how do you deal with that little problem.

Easy. Get yourself a wallpaper steamer. Steam the stuck felt and glue (and tar) for about a minute....scrape it with a putty knife...then treat the hardwood (and clean) with lemon oil. You won't be disappointed. It looks brand new with a shine....and the hardwood I'm dealing with is 48 years old. Give it a try if you need to. It actually works.

Posted by: Orson at January 07, 2023 05:31 PM (V+o6A)

98 84 81 We have had 40-60 strays come into our lives over many years but never any Persians or Siamese. mostly tabbies, chocolates, tortoiseshell, tuxies and black ones.
Posted by: Ciampino - cat lover -- hey they don't smell when wet

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And we thought we had it bad.

Posted by: The Star Kist Tuna Co. at January 07, 2023 05:10 PM (f9G9D)
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We have a sign in our yard that says
"ALL CATS WELCOME. FREE FOOD"
(It's obviously painted in invisible paint except for cats who can penetrate the cloaking).
I think both mummy cats and people drop off unwanted kittens here. Then we also get the full grown cat that stays for the free food. Only two pregnant females so far and both in the last two years (2020-21). Not free for me with neutering and food plus the occasional dash to the vet.

Posted by: Ciampino -- name those cats at January 07, 2023 05:33 PM (qfLjt)

99 I think your cats should be drawn into Simon’s Cat, SFGoth. (Pet your nephmew for me!)

Posted by: LadyS at January 07, 2023 05:38 PM (VGiJY)

100 Let's at least get to 100.

Posted by: Ciampino --- name those cats at January 07, 2023 06:14 PM (qfLjt)

101 I agree, Ciampino. The pet thread is the best thread!

Posted by: LadyS at January 07, 2023 06:38 PM (VGiJY)

102 We built shelters like that for our 3 "feral" cats. They preferred to come in and hang out on the couch for a couple of hours a night during the pre-Christmas cold snap. Technically they're not feral cats but TNR/community cats. And they're very sociable. We also have 2 garage cats (abandoned/owner passed away) that have boxes/beds with heating pads. All of these are in addition to our 5 indoor cats

Posted by: Stacy0311 at January 07, 2023 08:13 PM (VfLe7)

103 Late late late
ThanX! For posting the pics of my pups! Was dealing with family and friends also ThanX! All for the compliments on the pups

McGyver, out

Posted by: McGyver at January 07, 2023 08:16 PM (gMngZ)

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