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Ace of Spades Pet Thread, January 14

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Courtesy nurse ratched

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World's smallest football fan

This guy is a local acquaintance of mine here in East Tennessee. He would come in the bar a drink sodas because he didn't consume alcohol for religious reasons.

I, in turn, would go eat at his food truck well...religiously, so to speak.

He has a unique little friend!

Cheers,

Bitter Clinger

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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 the world of politics outside today.

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Meet The PetMorons

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Misty AKA Squeaks:

Misty moved in with us from NC when my Mother moved in with us after her second husband died. Misty was born in 2011. When my Mom decided it was time for her to join her husband, she asked me to take care of Misty, a task I accepted readily. She was a great cat, you could pet her for hours ans she would not object. I expected her to be with us much longer than the eleven years granted to her.

May 2011- December 27 2022.

Rest in Peace, dear.

Now Stitch- the black one, is our last remaining cat, after three generations(12 cats in all). He is 16, but misses his littermates terribly..we got him and three other kittens in 2007.

Diger

Thanks for sending in the stories and photos of your lovely cats.

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This is Oliver, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, although he seems to think that he is a person. Our oldest brat is in the process of stealing Oliver from his owner (his SiL), which seems to be a multi-year process.

I am no fan of small dogs, but Oliver is a real pleasure.

Cheers,
CBD

What a distinguished dog!

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This is Maggie a Golden Retriever mix. Approximate age is 13. She was a stray and Shep's took her in right before Christmas. She is currently on heartworm medication so she doesn't always feel so good but she is one of the sweetest dogs we have had there. She is very friendly and loves to be petted. If you don't give her enough attention she'll lay her paw on your arm and let you know!

Jewells

What a sweetie, Jewells!

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Hey, K.T.

I wanted to send you this video for next week's pet thread. My daughter made it long ago for her beloved cat, Jessy.

Jessy was born the same year as my daughter, and they grew up together and loved each other very much. When Jessy finally died, my daughter was, of course, devastated. In her grief, she made this video, where she imagined her close friend's dreams and thoughts in his life and before he died. It's both sad and cute, but it's the ultimately the tale of one young person's love for their pet.

I thought the Horde might see something of themselves in it.

Best - Boswell

Thanks so much for this great video. And Thanks to CBD for formatting it.

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Thanks for the great assortment of pet stories and photos today. We have a slightly grumpy little dog at our house after surgery and a shave yesterday. Plus heavy rain off and on in the forecast. I think the animals will be OK though.

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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, January 7 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 03:30 PM




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1 Summoned the greenthumbs

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at January 14, 2023 03:31 PM (MODJZ)

2 You would think that squirrel would be terrified just from the noise at the stadium.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at January 14, 2023 03:33 PM (uNylN)

3 Looks like the animal crew are still asleep!

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at January 14, 2023 03:33 PM (MODJZ)

4 All the pets are beautiful but I particularly like Oliver and Maggie.

Posted by: That Northern skulker at January 14, 2023 03:33 PM (VdGjU)

5 Happy Caturday everyone

Posted by: Skip at January 14, 2023 03:33 PM (xhxe8)

6 One for here and for the Art Thread, CBD, if you're reading:

https://twitter.com/CatsOfYore/status/
1614034691962671108

https://tinyurl.com/3w8hakwe

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at January 14, 2023 03:36 PM (Vwz3I)

7 Off and on been working at the Philadelphia Animal shelter doing a renovation. Last time there this week started feel sad for these unwanted animals. At least while they are there, often picked up from the streets are well taken care of.

Posted by: Skip at January 14, 2023 03:36 PM (xhxe8)

8 You would think that squirrel would be terrified just from the noise at the stadium.
Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at January 14, 2023 03:33 PM (uNylN)

"Just lemme at that giant nut, Boss!"

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 14, 2023 03:36 PM (tkR6S)

9 Jewells, if you're here, did you get my email?

Posted by: TecumsehTea-not a resident troll at January 14, 2023 03:37 PM (BjGT6)

10 Nice Pets Y'all!...

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at January 14, 2023 03:37 PM (R/m4+)

11 'There was no barking, just screaming': Sources tell of horrifying attack after female dog walker, 28, 'was mauled to death by pack of animals including a Leonberger and two Dachshunds after one bit a stranger and then turned on her'

Daily Mail
https://tinyurl.com/bdx5ts8z

Posted by: Who knew dogwalking could be so deadly? at January 14, 2023 03:38 PM (R037X)

12 Dog-allergies alert:

https://twitter.com/TansuYegen/status/
1613889610890838018

https://tinyurl.com/yckc87hz

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at January 14, 2023 03:39 PM (Vwz3I)

13 You would think that squirrel would be terrified just from the noise at the stadium.
Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS)

"Just lemme at that giant nut, Boss!"
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

If that squirrel makes an appearance at a Vols-Buckeye game, he'll think he died and went to heaven.

Posted by: Tonypete at January 14, 2023 03:39 PM (qoGsy)

14 Jewells, if you're here, did you get my email?

I'm not seeing anything. When did you send it?

Posted by: jewells45 fuck cancer at January 14, 2023 03:39 PM (nxdel)

15 Great pics!

I'm stealing the pic of the squirrel at the football game...don't be too surprised if it shows up on Sunday Morning Book Thread some day....(Super Bowl Sunday?)

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at January 14, 2023 03:40 PM (BpYfr)

16 Last week sometime I was sitting on the edge of the bed feeling upset/sad/depressed when I heard Paisley tiptoeeing down the hallway. Yes I know dogs don't tiptoe but Paisley was tiptoeeing. She usually trots but she was being vewwy, vewwy quiet.
She stopped at the doorway then peaked in. I knew she was asking if I was alright and if she could come in to visit me.
She was sweet.

Posted by: That Northern skulker at January 14, 2023 03:41 PM (VdGjU)

17 I'm pleased to say that Hexie, my polydactyl feline friend, is slowly integrating into my house just fine.

She's had some minor squabbles with the other residents, but she can hold her own. She also knows how to hide under the couch.

She's spent the past few nights inside with the rest of us without any incident.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at January 14, 2023 03:43 PM (BpYfr)

18 I'm pleased to say that Hexie, my polydactyl feline friend, is slowly integrating into my house just fine

You have a pterodactyl?

Posted by: That Northern skulker at January 14, 2023 03:44 PM (VdGjU)

19 Yay, Pet Thread. Great looking group of moronimals!

Thanks KT for keeping this thread going.

Posted by: olddog in mo at January 14, 2023 03:47 PM (ju2Fy)

20 Sources tell of horrifying attack after female dog walker, 28, 'was mauled to death by pack of animals including a Leonberger and two Dachshunds after one bit a stranger and then turned on her'

She was walking 7 dogs. I see lady here that walks 5 huskies and wonder how the hell she manages but they all stay right with her and she's never had a problem. I think that poor woman lost control when the one lunged at another dog. Sad.

Posted by: jewells45 fuck cancer at January 14, 2023 03:48 PM (nxdel)

21 The police seized 8 dogs in connection, but the article only manages to identify 3, including two doxies, who aren't exactly bulky for mauling.

Why do I suspect one or more of the remaining dogs is from the Misunderstood Breed?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at January 14, 2023 03:52 PM (D0eLk)

22 was mauled to death by pack of animals including a Leonberger and two Dachshunds after one bit a stranger and then turned on her'


Geez, what a horrible way to go.

Posted by: Infidel at January 14, 2023 03:52 PM (ZEa+g)

23 I've been trying to cut back on my time at the HQ But not the pet thread.

Posted by: That Northern skulker at January 14, 2023 03:53 PM (VdGjU)

24 Why do I suspect one or more of the remaining dogs is from the Misunderstood Breed?
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at January 14, 2023 03:52 PM (D0eLk)

The link said none were from "banned" breeds.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 14, 2023 03:54 PM (tkR6S)

25 The story at the link about Sinan (the squirrel) the Vols fan is worth clicking. Thanks Bitter Clinger.

Posted by: olddog in mo at January 14, 2023 03:54 PM (ju2Fy)

26 Nice pets today!
That is a horrific story about the dog walker...

Posted by: gourmand du jour at January 14, 2023 03:54 PM (jTmQV)

27 The most interesting bit of trivia about the squirrel is someone threw him at Lane Kiffin during last season's Tennessee vs. Ole Miss game.

Posted by: Now they're just f*cking with you- Ukraine Reveals End Date for War With Russia at January 14, 2023 03:55 PM (cIZUu)

28 If I were closer, I'd take Maggie in a heartbeat. I've considered another dog or cat, but Jake needs so much attention. He gets jealous of me petting the cat.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at January 14, 2023 03:58 PM (4IUUf)

29 At some point in the future I want to be a big dog and call him Chad. I will get him a sweater to tie around his neck.

Posted by: That Northern skulker at January 14, 2023 03:59 PM (VdGjU)

30 Boswell--

I can really identify with your daughter's love for her cat. A year or so before I was born, my mom miscarried and she adopted a female Siamese as comfort. The cat and I grew up together. She was smart and very dignified, but she tolerated all of the dressing up I did to her. When she was frightened by thunderstorms, little me took her into my parents' closet and read to her. We were inseparable for many years.

She died when I was in college, bless her feline heart. I have never met another cat half as honorable.

Posted by: Art Rondelet of Malmsey at January 14, 2023 04:00 PM (fTtFy)

31 Northern, that is so sweet about Paisley. They know.

Posted by: skywch at January 14, 2023 04:00 PM (uqhmb)

32 Urk! Might've made the top ten, but just as I sat down to say hello, a certain Malinois of our acquaintance kindly insisted I take care of her first.

Another wonderful pet thread. Daisy seemed to actually see some of the pet pix. Her screen-viewing attention is unpredictable. Not sure what she really sees. Gotta be careful running videos with critters barking or howling, though, because her big ears perk up readily then. But it's neat to be able to say, "Look, it's a black cat with yellow eyes just like Ony," and it seems she gets it.

Posted by: mindful webworker and the menagerie at January 14, 2023 04:02 PM (JjNlG)

33 29 At some point in the future I want to be a big dog and call him Chad. I will get him a sweater to tie around his neck.
Posted by: That Northern skulker at January 14, 2023 03:59 PM (VdGjU)

Maybe a companion dog named 'Muffy'?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 14, 2023 04:05 PM (zZu0s)

34 Beautiful pet morons! I don't blame CBD's "brat" for wanting that pup! Adorable

Posted by: CN at January 14, 2023 04:08 PM (Zzbjj)

35 Little Curly, a poodle mix who had surgery and had his hair shaved off yesterday, has stopped acting so defensive and forelorn now and is eating his brother's dinner.

Posted by: KT at January 14, 2023 04:08 PM (rrtZS)

36 She died when I was in college, bless her feline heart. I have never met another cat half as honorable.
Posted by: Art Rondelet of Malmsey at January 14, 2023 04:00 PM (fTtFy)

Pets bring so much love to young folks, and when they finally die, the sorry of that seems to stick with them. We debated getting anymore pets after Jessy went.

Then we got Charlie, the mischievous and misguided dog. And thus process starts all over again.

Posted by: Boswell at January 14, 2023 04:09 PM (+Cgut)

37 Never ceases to amaze me, we do love our animal family members.

Posted by: Eromero at January 14, 2023 04:12 PM (1vBNQ)

38 Appropriately my kitteh sleeping on my lap as I read the pet thread.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at January 14, 2023 04:15 PM (R3DcR)

39 I love to see the senior pets in Jewell's submissions, but I hate they have ended up homeless for whatever reason. And the kitties and puppies are always cute as ever.

I am currently being cuddled / smothered by my kitty boys. They hate the ornamental grass, too. 😂

Posted by: Piper at January 14, 2023 04:15 PM (ZdaMQ)

40 You have a pterodactyl?
Posted by: That Northern skulker at January 14, 2023 03:44 PM (VdGjU)


From the description I think it is actually an azhdarchid. Or a tortoiseshell.

Posted by: Kindltot at January 14, 2023 04:17 PM (xhaym)

41 Posted by: Skip at January 14, 2023 03:36 PM (xhxe

I spoke with people there while I was hunting for a new doggo when Rusty died. I just wanted a small adult dog. I called them up and said that many of the local rescues were immediately called when small and medium dogs arrived and that they were scooped up within a few hours. They told me I was very unlikely to get one from them and to consult a rescue. I was suprised but happy that the shelter cooperated with such a great lifeline for these pets. I asked what sorts they did have and it was overwhelmingly PBs.

Posted by: CN at January 14, 2023 04:17 PM (Zzbjj)

42 25 The story at the link about Sinan (the squirrel) the Vols fan is worth clicking. Thanks Bitter Clinger.

Posted by: olddog in mo at January 14, 2023 03:54 PM (ju2Fy)



My daughter and I were pulling out of the gas station last week and I saw the squirrel man driving by with Sinan scurrying around the car.

Thought I'd share the story in case someone hadn't seen it. Glad somebody enjoyed it!

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at January 14, 2023 04:18 PM (D0eLk)

43 Is MisHum taking a sabbatical?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 14, 2023 04:19 PM (zZu0s)

44 This guy is a local acquaintance of mine here in East Tennessee. He would come in the bar a drink sodas because he didn't consume alcohol for religious reasons.
I, in turn, would go eat at his food truck well...religiously, so to speak.

He has a unique little friend!

Cheers,

Bitter Clinger

His schnozz is bigger than the squirrel's head !

Posted by: JT at January 14, 2023 04:19 PM (T4tVD)

45 We came out of an uncharacteristic cold snap about ten days ago. Lucy the Fink has been shedding like there's no tomorrow. I've been brushing her, which she really likes, but she's still horking up fur slugs almost daily. Is there anything else I should be doing to help her out?

Posted by: nurse ratched at January 14, 2023 04:20 PM (U2p+3)

46 I love the cartoon and the squirrel in the helmet.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 14, 2023 04:20 PM (D+F6R)

47 Diger: My first set of bookstore cats were brother and sister. They were born on my oldest son's bed and were always part of the family. They were each other's best bud and did everything together. Sadly, the male, Sam, died first a little past his thirteenth birthday. His sister, Ella, made it until August when she died of kidney failure. Every day, Ella went outside three or four times, checking every one of Sammy's favorite spots. Inside, she cried incessantly for him. Cats simply don't understand suddenly being one of one instead of one of two. I really hope Stitch doesn't grieve as hard as poor little Ella did.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin -- I wasn't particularly fond of the '70s the first time around at January 14, 2023 04:21 PM (z7W9M)

48 Great pics, as usual.

Thanks, KT.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at January 14, 2023 04:22 PM (5pTK/)

49 Great pets (I have a soft spot for black cats) and Maggie does indeed look very friendly, Jewells.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 14, 2023 04:23 PM (D+F6R)

50 45 We came out of an uncharacteristic cold snap about ten days ago. Lucy the Fink has been shedding like there's no tomorrow. I've been brushing her, which she really likes, but she's still horking up fur slugs almost daily. Is there anything else I should be doing to help her out

Do you feed canned food? That helps because it digests more quickly and sends the hair out the other end instead of accumulating in the tummy.

Posted by: Piper at January 14, 2023 04:25 PM (ZdaMQ)

51 but I hate they have ended up homeless for whatever reason.

I know. I can't imagine their confusion, sadness and any other feelings they have. But they adjust and we give them all the love we can and our success rate is good at adopting them out.

Posted by: jewells45 fuck cancer at January 14, 2023 04:26 PM (nxdel)

52 Nurse, in my nearly lifelong association with felines, if they are puking up a lot of hair (or food) I have used a petrolatum based gel that has a fish flavor so cats love to lick it. I forget the name of it, but I bet pet stores have it, or something akin to it. It helps food stay down and hairballs come up.
Most cats puke occasionally.

Posted by: gourmand du jour at January 14, 2023 04:26 PM (jTmQV)

53 Very imaginative ,caring video by your daughter, Boswell, and Jessy was a very handsome cat! Thanks.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 14, 2023 04:27 PM (D+F6R)

54 Thanks so much for this great video. Indeed!
Jessy - that was wonderful work.

Posted by: mindful webworker and the menagerie of madness at January 14, 2023 04:27 PM (JjNlG)

55 Boswell, I absolutely adore the Jessy video.

Posted by: screaming in digital at January 14, 2023 04:29 PM (pFNkX)

56 Beautiful video.

Posted by: nurse ratched at January 14, 2023 04:29 PM (U2p+3)

57 >>I know. I can't imagine their confusion, sadness and any other feelings they have. But they adjust and we give them all the love we can and our success rate is good at adopting them out.

We've always had Goldens since I was a kid. After I lost my last Golden I decided it was time for a shelter adoption. I love every Golden I ever had, fantastic dogs in every way, but adopting this little guy was one of the best things I've ever done for both of us. When I eventually retire I'm getting more.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 14, 2023 04:36 PM (ZLI7S)

58 but adopting this little guy was one of the best things I've ever done for both of us. When I eventually retire I'm getting more.

Good for you! You won't regret getting more!

Posted by: jewells45 fuck cancer at January 14, 2023 04:39 PM (nxdel)

59 Oliver looks like he just cleaned up a plate of French toast with maple syrup!

Posted by: LadyS at January 14, 2023 04:44 PM (VGiJY)

60 Heh, that Sinan the Squirrel story is great -- thanks BC!

My brother escaped Califzuela last year and moved to Oak Ridge -- and has since become a big Vol football fan -- so I forwarded that story to him.

Posted by: ShainS -- Ctrl+Galt+Delete to remove the The Great Reset malware virus at January 14, 2023 04:45 PM (BRmwW)

61 Afternoon, folk! The cartoon on top should be linked in the sidebar as a reminder to all of us about surprise otters.

Stirling and Dagny are here, of course, the big black on my bed in the other room (he was sleeping with me during my nap), and the little brown torbie girl on the arm of the sofa. She watches the letters appear on the screen of my laptop and follows the motion of the cursor. I think she is finally responding to her name, too.

The only time I ever saw a cat miss another was when my boyhood red tabby, Rusty, died, and the little shorthair tricolor I'd taken in, L'il Bit, went all over the apartment calling for him. Or so my mother told me; I wasn't there. I'd rescued her as a kitten, and they made friends quickly, even though he was nearly 10 and had never lived with other cats. I believe she missed him. She certainly went into a kind of shock when my mother passed on. I took her home with me; she hid for 2 weeks; and then on Xmas Day she trotted out, no hesitation, and hopped in my lap.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at January 14, 2023 04:45 PM (omVj0)

62 Stitch looks much like my late Wolf cat and much like Stirling. Black cats tend to resemble each other, unsurprisingly. The L'il Bit I mentioned above looked much like Misty, too.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at January 14, 2023 04:47 PM (omVj0)

63 Oliver knows who runs the Food Thread.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at January 14, 2023 04:51 PM (jvt6t)

64 Lucy the Fink missed both my boys when they went to college/boot camp. She looked for them in every room and meowed pathetically.

Now, when she sees them, she gets excited and purrs and demands attention, then remembers she's mad because they left. And sulks. And hisses. Then comes back and demands attention.

Such a Fink.

Posted by: nurse ratched at January 14, 2023 04:51 PM (U2p+3)

65 Black cats tend to resemble each other, unsurprisingly.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at January 14, 2023 04:47 PM (omVj0)

So, you're saying they all look alike, eh?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 14, 2023 04:52 PM (zZu0s)

66 Oliver knows who runs the Food Thread.
Posted by: Jak Sucio

Douglass ? Oliver Wendell Douglass ?

Posted by: JT at January 14, 2023 04:52 PM (T4tVD)

67 Always love all the sweet pics and backstories of the pet morons.

Definitely partial to Cavaliers and Cockers. Spaniels hold a special place in my heart

Posted by: redridinghood at January 14, 2023 04:54 PM (NpAcC)

68 Charlie Brown's Douglass.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 14, 2023 04:55 PM (zZu0s)

69 The video shows their plan for WuRld FeELine DOminAyshN.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at January 14, 2023 04:55 PM (EZebt)

70 I like Goldens, they seem like good dogs.

Ajax is best boy, but he was exhausting 13-11 years ago.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 14, 2023 04:56 PM (zZu0s)

71 I thought Bingley would be heartbroken when we lost Gonzo to cancer. They were really good friends. He was a little confused at first but soon settled back into being Bingley. I think he had picked up on G being very sick, he did act differently with him especially when G went downhill suddenly.

Posted by: screaming in digital at January 14, 2023 04:56 PM (pFNkX)

72 Today just happens to be- Dress up your pet day.

Posted by: redridinghood at January 14, 2023 04:57 PM (NpAcC)

73 As for other cats missing a companion, Chekov did not seem to miss Wolf, who went first. But then Chekov was sick that fall and into March of 2022, so I'm not surprised. Miss Linda said Angelique the blue-eyed Siberian did not seem to miss Marie-Antoinette -- but then she had me take the surviving cat for a few days after Marie's passing.

Arizona the part-Maine Coon never had any feline friends. Like Nurse's Lucy, he disliked other cats. Marie, who lived with him in his last year, stayed out of his way (though all he did was hiss at her). The evening I came home from saying goodbye to him, she leaped immediately into my lap, as though exclaiming, "Now *I* can be the star!"

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at January 14, 2023 04:57 PM (omVj0)

74 Oliver knows who runs the Food Thread.
Posted by: Jak Sucio at January 14, 2023 04:51 PM (
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Oliver runs the sous vide

Posted by: San Franpsycho at January 14, 2023 04:57 PM (EZebt)

75 Oliver knows who runs the Food Thread.
Posted by: Jak Sucio

Douglass ? Oliver Wendell Douglass ?
Posted by: JT at January 14, 2023 04:52 PM (T4tVD)
*****
Oliver Twist.
"Please, Sir, I Want Some More"

Posted by: redridinghood at January 14, 2023 04:59 PM (NpAcC)

76 Black cats tend to resemble each other, unsurprisingly.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at January 14, 2023
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So, you're saying they all look alike, eh?
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 14, 2023


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Yeah, I'm a species-ist. That's the way it goes.

Stirling did have a single white whisker when I adopted him; it would have made it possible to pick him out of a group of black cats. Then it fell out and he's all black now.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at January 14, 2023 05:00 PM (omVj0)

77 The evening I came home from saying goodbye to him, she leaped immediately into my lap, as though exclaiming, "Now *I* can be the star!"
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at January 14, 2023 04:57 PM (omVj0)

Cats are sociopaths.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 14, 2023 05:00 PM (zZu0s)

78 Microchipping your pets: If they are indoor cats, is it a necessity? I know they could get out, or be lost during a move. I had them implant Stirling a while back. Probably I'll have them do the same for Dagny when she gets her snip. But I keep hearing stories of dogs and cats, lost for quite a while, years even, and then a vet scans the microchip and they find out who the animal belongs to. That's not encouraging, that even with that tech it could take so long. Have you done this?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at January 14, 2023 05:02 PM (omVj0)

79 I love Goldens, labs and springers. Used to have just Goldens, but kept being given springers. One of my heart dogs was a red Golden named Maggie. We had a litter of pups and she just wanted to be my dog. She was until she died.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at January 14, 2023 05:03 PM (4IUUf)

80 We think after her sister Sugar passed away Cinnamon often looked for her. She would alert us if Sugar was locked away getting herself locked in a room .

Posted by: Skip at January 14, 2023 05:04 PM (xhxe8)

81 We came out of an uncharacteristic cold snap about ten days ago. Lucy the Fink has been shedding like there's no tomorrow. I've been brushing her, which she really likes, but she's still horking up fur slugs almost daily. Is there anything else I should be doing to help her out?

Posted by: nurse ratched at January 14, 2023 04:20


Try fish oil. You have to check with the vet for the proper dosage but it works on Black Dog Three and her dry skin issues which cause shedding.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at January 14, 2023 05:04 PM (uNylN)

82 The evening I came home from saying goodbye to him, she leaped immediately into my lap, as though exclaiming, "Now *I* can be the star!"
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at January 14, 2023
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Cats are sociopaths.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 14, 2023


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Part of their charm, I guess. Marie certainly thought of herself as a queen, thus her name (given to her before Miss Linda adopted her). But remember that Arizona had not been friendly to her, and she sat alone in the bedroom in the evenings while he was with me.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at January 14, 2023 05:04 PM (omVj0)

83 Microchipping your pets: If they are indoor cats, is it a necessity? I know they could get out, or be lost during a move. I had them implant Stirling a while back. Probably I'll have them do the same for Dagny when she gets her snip. But I keep hearing stories of dogs and cats, lost for quite a while, years even, and then a vet scans the microchip and they find out who the animal belongs to. That's not encouraging, that even with that tech it could take so long. Have you done this?
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at January 14, 2023 05:02 PM (omVj0)

I adopted one that had a microchip and had it updated but haven't microchipped any of the others.

Posted by: Oldcat at January 14, 2023 05:05 PM (eoQWY)

84 [Cinnamon] would alert us if Sugar was locked away getting herself locked in a room .
Posted by: Skip at January 14, 2023


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I've seen that with these two. Dagny tends to wind up in the kitchen closet, and Stirling hovers around the door. When I see that now, I open it up, and out bounces Dagny.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at January 14, 2023 05:06 PM (omVj0)

85 Wolfus,
Lucy is an indoor kitty. She is chipped. I'd hate to have her escape, or for there to be a fire and she runs off, and have her be found but not identified. Folks around here are very helpful in taking stray dogs and cats to the vet to be scanned. It's free and quite successful in reuniting people with their critters.

Posted by: nurse ratched at January 14, 2023 05:07 PM (U2p+3)

86 That's not encouraging, that even with that tech it could take so long. Have you done this?
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at January 14, 2023 05:02 PM (omVj0)

I thought about doing this with Ajax- because he was SO FAST and had boundless energy I was worried that if he got out he could cover enough ground so quickly that I could lose him.

The thing is, I fairly quickly learned: he will not leave the general area. He has 'gotten out' three times in his life and each time he has immediately returned to the house he was supposed to be at (usually as soon as he cannot SEE me.) It is uncanny. Even at my parents, he got out when they went out for something and they found him, two hours later, sitting in the middle of the front yard chasing away any kids who tried to wander through the unfenced yard. He knew what the boundaries were supposed to be and immediately set about enforcing them. No training in herding or guarding.

This dog is going to ruin me for other dogs.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 14, 2023 05:10 PM (zZu0s)

87 Cats are sociopaths.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 14, 2023

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Part of their charm, I guess. Marie certainly thought of herself as a queen, thus her name (given to her before Miss Linda adopted her). But remember that Arizona had not been friendly to her, and she sat alone in the bedroom in the evenings while he was with me.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at January 14, 2023 05:04 PM (omVj0)

I disagree about the sociopath, having seen a lot of the group dynamics of cats. They tend to divide up the house and person into areas and timeshares and roles and once set up they follow along. Losing a member means a reshuffle. I think the lack of grief often is because the cats usually are far more aware of the other cats' health than even an attentive owner and in addition are always cautious about showing weakness of any kind. The one instance I remember of overt grief was when I had a radio recorder misfire soon after the death of a pair and heard the other cat calling for her sister. She never did that while I was around. And I was so angry when the rescue groups tried to give me trouble about adopting a kitten for a 15 year old cat.

Posted by: Oldcat at January 14, 2023 05:10 PM (eoQWY)

88 Folks around here are very helpful in taking stray dogs and cats to the vet to be scanned. It's free and quite successful in reuniting people with their critters.
Posted by: nurse ratched at January 14, 2023


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There's a friendly gray shorthair roaming the complex here. He recognizes both Miss Linda and me, and cries for food, which we give him. But he is not underweight; he's getting other handouts, or lives, somewhere else. No collar. I've suggested Miss Linda take him in and see if he's microchipped, and put some signs up announcing "FOUND: Gray Cat."

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at January 14, 2023 05:11 PM (omVj0)

89 Yep, I've told about getting a call for Oblio, who had disappeared after the house fire and turned up living a few blocks away. Took awhile for someone to take him in to the vet, which is when we were called.

I had both Jake and Fanny chipped prior to the move and have updated the records. We get a $5 discount on licenses from the city if they are chipped and another $5 if spayed or neutered.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at January 14, 2023 05:16 PM (4IUUf)

90 There's a friendly gray shorthair roaming the complex here. He recognizes both Miss Linda and me, and cries for food, which we give him. But he is not underweight; he's getting other handouts, or lives, somewhere else. No collar. I've suggested Miss Linda take him in and see if he's microchipped, and put some signs up announcing "FOUND: Gray Cat."
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at January 14, 2023 05:11 PM (omVj0)

Sometimes a cat just likes visiting the neighbors and cadging meals. As a kid there were a few that shuttled between a few houses to hang out.

You could just put up a sign with the picture without taking him in with a pen and ask people to write any info about the cat on it. If he or she has an owner they might fill in the blank.

Another trick is to attach a note her collar, or even add a collar with a note if you suspect the range is wider.

Posted by: Oldcat at January 14, 2023 05:18 PM (eoQWY)

91 Happy pet thread day.

Posted by: Ben Had at January 14, 2023 05:18 PM (l8RbF)

92 waves at Ben Had! How are you? The horses?

Posted by: Infidel at January 14, 2023 05:20 PM (ZEa+g)

93 Happy pet thread day.
Posted by: Ben Had

Thank You !

Hiya BenHad !

Posted by: JT at January 14, 2023 05:21 PM (T4tVD)

94 Hi Ben Had. Nice to see you here.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 14, 2023 05:21 PM (ZLI7S)

95 Ben Had!

Posted by: nurse ratched at January 14, 2023 05:22 PM (U2p+3)

96 Howdy Ben Had! *hugs*

Posted by: Jak Sucio at January 14, 2023 05:28 PM (jvt6t)

97 Nood. Hobby.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 14, 2023 05:30 PM (zZu0s)

98 97 Nood. Hobby.
Posted by: Aetius451AD


and the pet thread goes *thunk*

* sad music *

Posted by: mindful webworker and the menagerie of madness at January 14, 2023 06:25 PM (NEGXR)

99 Greetings:

I was well into my teens before I understood that Jesus Christ had taught "Turn the other cheek." and not "Turn the other's cheek."

Posted by: 11B40 at January 14, 2023 07:51 PM (uuklp)

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