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Ace of Spades Pet Thread, February 4

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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 relax a little with the animals and leave the world of politics and current events outside today.

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Animals other than cats and dogs

Here at the Pet Thread, we often encounter animals other than the typical cats and dogs. Sometimes our cats and dogs do, too.

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Have an aquarium? Know your grammar!

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Meet The PetMorons

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This Is Sangria again, she was on the pet thread a few months ago, she's a Maine Coon kitten. She's close to 8 months now, and 24 inches from nose to back end, not including tail.

She has a very nice cat bed, you can see the edge of it under the box. She won't lay in the very nice cat bed unless there is a box in it first. We have no idea why....

Lirio100

Cats and boxes just go together . . . Lovely kitten. Big kitten.

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Millie 4/29/2011-2/3/2023

lin-duh

What a sweetheart. So sorry for you loss. Just yesterday, too! Have a little tear in my eye.

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This is Higgins and Trixie who blessed our lives the last 14 years since getting them from our local shelter. Even though they were adopted a year apart, they were life-long inseparable buddies. Trixie crossed the Rainbow Bridge in December of 2022 and Higgins crossed over last week. They taught me what real unconditional love is and I miss them so much. It always hurts but I didn't realize how much it would hurt. When I also cross that bridge, I know they are waiting for me.

I am a long time faithful lurker who has read you almost daily since around 2005. I appreciate all of your contributors and look forward every day to see whats going on in the Ace of Spades universe. Thank you again for your Pet Thread and keep up the great work!!!!

Dennis of NW Arkansas

It must have been especially hard to lose both of them in such a short time period. They look like they were great friends.


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Lily and Pinky have been on the pet thread before but just wanted to send an update. Miss Pinky the Silky Terrier is 14 or 15 (not sure) and despite her assurances that she'll live forever (we go for two mile walks every morning, those deer won't chase themselves) I noticed some fatty tumors on her chest and kept hearing prolonged hacking at night, so those resulted in a vet visit. The biopsy showed the tumors were benign but the X-ray showed the beginnings of tracheal collapse and an enlarged heart - old age for a terrier. She's on meds for both at this point and doing better. The dog has traveled most of the US, been attacked by a pit bull and is generally unstoppable so I don't think this will slow her down much.

Miss Lily the Sheltie had floating kneecaps diagnosed last year, and after losing 15 lbs she's doing a million times better. I don't have to pick her up to go outside anymore, she's much more mobile and even more spoiled rotten. Her main job during the day is to keep my mobile video conferencing unit from flying off the ground, as you can see in the photo.

Love the pet thread as always!

Jerake75

What great dogs! Glad they are doing better.


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This is a photo that Neo took of Gerard Van der Leun with Olive, the cat with whom he escaped the fire in Paradise. Neo's description is at the link.

Gerard was known to check in at AoSHQ from time to time. Gerard's brother is now caring for Olive and looking for a good forever home for her. Should not be a problem.

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Thank you each and everyone for sharing your pets with us. We have a couple of features for later, but we would like to see more.

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 28. Some unusual content last week.

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 Yay! Pet Thread.

Posted by: olddog in mo at February 04, 2023 03:25 PM (ju2Fy)

2 I nooded. Twice.

Posted by: olddog in mo at February 04, 2023 03:26 PM (ju2Fy)

3 Millie!!

Posted by: Commissar of Plenty and Lysenko Solutions at February 04, 2023 03:27 PM (cXyzu)

4 Critters!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 04, 2023 03:28 PM (u73oe)

5 Higgins and Trixie!!

Posted by: Commissar of Plenty and Lysenko Solutions at February 04, 2023 03:28 PM (cXyzu)

6 God Bless all the fur children.

Posted by: acethepug at February 04, 2023 03:30 PM (+jAqb)

7 I've started adding photos and video to my nephmew Maceo's instagram page -- maceothedogbear. If anyone is on that data mining service, you are welcome to visit. He is so adorable and his blossoming is proof that there are good people in this world (his mama, my ex-gf).

Posted by: SFGoth at February 04, 2023 03:30 PM (KAi1n)

8 Gerard was a win er in many ways, not the least of which included being on the black cat team.

Posted by: Eromero at February 04, 2023 03:31 PM (z3WCn)

9 Met a "firecat" adopted after the Oakland/Berkeley 1991 fire. A sweetie but pensive. Had burn scars on his little ears and face.

Posted by: Commissar of Plenty and Lysenko Solutions at February 04, 2023 03:32 PM (cXyzu)

10 hiya

Posted by: JT at February 04, 2023 03:33 PM (T4tVD)

11 My three pups are taking a break from balloon popping and are stretched out on the floor in front of the fireplace.

Posted by: Erik In Texas at February 04, 2023 03:34 PM (U4pE/)

12 There was another heartbreaking loss of a young dog choking on a tennis ball, at a springer FB group. I'm posting this here so you know what to do:

https://youtu.be/V92nhEmKbvs
https://youtu.be/v14poLgeYY0

Posted by: Notsothoreau at February 04, 2023 03:34 PM (4IUUf)

13 Aw. So sorry you lost Higgins and Trixie so close together. They look so happy, you gave em good years.

Posted by: Best Thief in Lankhmar at February 04, 2023 03:37 PM (64rer)

14 Nyah!

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 04, 2023 03:38 PM (Ns3kx)

15 Jasmine is now sitting on my lap, purring contentedly and kneading my legs with her *sharp* claws...

The others are scattered around the house doing whatever it is kitties do when we aren't watching.

One thing about having 5 cats -- wherever I go in my house there is always at least one cat hanging around.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at February 04, 2023 03:38 PM (BpYfr)

16 Teaser and the Firecat

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 04, 2023 03:40 PM (63Dwl)

17 Explains one mystery. Decades ago, I read a U-Boat novel entitled Sharks and Little Fishes. It sounded wrong but now I know that some fish are U-Boats, some tankers, some destroyers . . .

Also, I guess Jesus with his five loaves and two fishes must have offered a choice. Some want tuna, some some cod . . .

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Not a Real Simulation at February 04, 2023 03:40 PM (FVME7)

18 Sad pet thread for sure.
Sorry for everyone’s Lowe’s, it’s tough
I have 2 12 yr olds, one I’ve had since he was 11 months, Jack, , and Sophie, age 10 when I adopted her.

I lost my Lopan, Jacks buddy and mine, and he seemed so lonely, so I found Sophie, at the shelter, or she found us amd she is my lovely girl..

All my animals are shelter animals..

Posted by: Gonzotx at February 04, 2023 03:42 PM (MwHgU)

19 Happy Caturday everyone

Posted by: Skip at February 04, 2023 03:44 PM (xhxe8)

20 I'm so sorry to read about the lost doggies. It makes me sad every time.
Paisley can be a little silly but she's part of my heart.

Posted by: N.Lurker at February 04, 2023 03:47 PM (eGTCV)

21 Just barely caught before renewing a thread lin-duh's dog Millie passed away at home.
( hope I got that all right )

Posted by: Skip at February 04, 2023 03:47 PM (xhxe8)

22 That meme of the woman being pulled by the big dog reminds me of this woman who works at the pub. She is short and scrawny but she bought this big, overweight black lab. I'm sure the dog weighs more than she does. If the dog takes off her woman follows along.

Posted by: N.Lurker at February 04, 2023 03:53 PM (eGTCV)

23 Last year on this very day, I adopted Robert the Cat (TM).

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 04, 2023 03:56 PM (rh25V)

24 "If the dog takes off her woman follows along."

There was a woman like that who used to walk a very aggressive dog in our neighborhood. She looked like she was water skiing behind him.

Posted by: Art Rondelet of Malmsey at February 04, 2023 03:57 PM (fTtFy)

25 23 Last year on this very day, I adopted Robert the Cat (TM).
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 04, 2023 03:56 PM (rh25V)

Happy anniversary.

Posted by: N.Lurker at February 04, 2023 04:00 PM (eGTCV)

26 *hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at February 04, 2023 04:01 PM (Zv39t)

27 Forgot to say ‘sorry’ to lin-duh; her little pup was darling.
It’s so tough to lose them. My chihuahua is 17, and I’m preparing myself. Won’t work…

Posted by: Best Thief in Lankhmar at February 04, 2023 04:03 PM (64rer)

28 Last year on this very day, I adopted Robert the Cat (TM).
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 04, 2023 03:56 PM (rh25V)
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Congratulations!

The end of this month marks the 10th anniversary of me adopting my first cat, Penny. She's been the best cat ever.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at February 04, 2023 04:04 PM (BpYfr)

29 Retired Psciticene Phelbotomist has funny ways.
He named me "honey" after hearing me talk to another parrot. The first time I thought he was just being teasing to the other bird. phelbotomist had snuck out of his old cage and flew to me in the dark, thought he was calling the other bird saying "look who I'm with!" But he had just named me!
These days when he drinks water he will sweetly say "honey" after each sip.
If as and when he goes, I won't be far behind.

Posted by: Commissar of Plenty and Lysenko Solutions at February 04, 2023 04:04 PM (cXyzu)

30 Explains one mystery. Decades ago, I read a U-Boat novel entitled Sharks and Little Fishes. It sounded wrong but now I know that some fish are U-Boats, some tankers, some destroyers . . .

Also, I guess Jesus with his five loaves and two fishes must have offered a choice. Some want tuna, some some cod . . .
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Not a Real Simulation at February 04, 2023 03:40 PM (FVME7)

In submarines the torpedoes are also fish.

Posted by: Oldcat at February 04, 2023 04:08 PM (eoQWY)

31 I was going through the trunk that has the urns with ashes of recently deceased pets. Leaving them in the trunk for now, till I put up shelves to hold them.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at February 04, 2023 04:10 PM (4IUUf)

32 Afternoon, pet people! After a busy morning and a nap, I rise to see beautiful cats & dogs. And the opossum hanging out with cats. The late Wolf cat, during his outdoor phase, once encountered an opossum here. He eyed it; it eyed him; and both turned and went their separate ways. It was as if the marsupial was not really bothered by the big cat, and in his turn the cat thought o himself, "Nah. Not worth chasing, let alone eating."

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at February 04, 2023 04:11 PM (omVj0)

33 Nice Pets Y'all!...

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 04, 2023 04:14 PM (R/m4+)

34 This is far and away my favourite thread of the week. I try not babble endlessly about Paisley.

Posted by: N.Lurker at February 04, 2023 04:14 PM (eGTCV)

35 Yay pet thread!

Sorry for your loss lin-duh and Dennis.

Posted by: jewells45 fuck cancer at February 04, 2023 04:15 PM (nxdel)

36 So sorry to hear about Higgins and Trixie. I had 2 cats leave in close proximity, Wolf in mid-October '21 and then Chekov in March of '22 -- and the latter had been very ill since September of '21, so the whole double episode occupied close to 7 months.

Gerard's Olive looks something like my black Stirling, though she seems more short-haired than he does.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at February 04, 2023 04:17 PM (omVj0)

37 Speaking of cativersaries, 2 years ago today (1st Saturday in February), I adopted Prettygirl. Took her a few days to come out from hiding, and then several weeks for her not to pick fights with me from her cat perch, but now she's a snugglebunny and asleep on the couch.

Posted by: SFGoth at February 04, 2023 04:17 PM (KAi1n)

38 That photo of the cats with the possum...

Every once in a while I have to put a paper plate of food out for the possum that crashes the feline dinner party.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at February 04, 2023 04:22 PM (Q4IgG)

39 Birthdays: Stirling's is next month, 3/11 (not confirmed, but we think that's right), and Dagny's on 3/26. Hard to believe they will be a year old already.

Stirling seems like an adult cat in size, though he is still quite playful. Dagny, unlike Sangria the Maine Coon, is not growing very much yet. Siberians, we're told, grow slowly. She's not spindly by any means, just not very big at present. Still doesn't really acknowledge the sound of her name, though she is not deaf and is quite bright and alert.

They both do sleep with me, off and on at night and frequently during my weekend naps.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at February 04, 2023 04:23 PM (omVj0)

40 Cats love boxes, we always made sure there was a nice bed but would find our two often in some box.

Posted by: Skip at February 04, 2023 04:23 PM (xhxe8)

41 We had a dog named Trixie that looked a lot like Trixie when I was growing up (1960s). A great name for a great dog.

Posted by: wcgreen at February 04, 2023 04:25 PM (Hxayc)

42 Every once in a while I have to put a paper plate of food out for the possum that crashes the feline dinner party.
Posted by: Martini Farmer at February 04, 2023


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Exactly. I wonder why they don't trigger the cat response to chase, kill, and enjoy. Possibly because they are just about cat-size -- not much like cats' usual prey. And possibly they don't smell right to the cats.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at February 04, 2023 04:25 PM (omVj0)

43 Gerard's Olive looks something like my black Stirling, though she seems more short-haired than he does.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at February 04, 2023 04:17 PM (omVj0)
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Without the collar, she's the spitting image of my cat Penny, who is a short-haired cat.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at February 04, 2023 04:25 PM (BpYfr)

44 Lin-duh and Dennis: my sympathy on your losses. There pics were adorable.

Reminds me I want to send in pics of my cats before the cross the Rainbow Bridge!



KT: Love the memes. Especially the BYOB party...

Posted by: Iris at February 04, 2023 04:26 PM (foa6+)

45 I frequently buy shave soaps and colognes from a small company in Arkansas called (wait for it . . .) Stirling Soaps. No, I did not name Stirling for them. But I plan to send them a pic of him curled up with one of their green cologne boxes and suggest he can be their mascot. Maybe I can score a freebie!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at February 04, 2023 04:30 PM (omVj0)

46 Lin-duh and Dennis, I am so sorry. Man these creatures just take over our hearts so quickly and they never stay long enough.

Posted by: Piper at February 04, 2023 04:30 PM (ZdaMQ)

47 Some great pets, another great pet thread!
So sorry for your recent loss of Millie, Lin-duh.

Lately my cat has serenaded us at 3 to 4 am by walking on the piano keys. First the white, then the black, making sure no musical register was left out. Both of us too damn cold to get out of bed to close the lid...

Posted by: gourmand du jour at February 04, 2023 04:31 PM (jTmQV)

48 Plus the Stirling logo from their boxes, with the words "Soap Company" blacked out, makes a good nameplate for my cat's carrier.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at February 04, 2023 04:31 PM (omVj0)

49 > Every once in a while I have to put a paper plate of food out for the possum that crashes the feline dinner party.
Posted by: Martini Farmer at February 04, 2023

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Exactly. I wonder why they don't trigger the cat response to chase, kill, and enjoy. Possibly because they are just about cat-size -- not much like cats' usual prey. And possibly they don't smell right to the cats.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere
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I've heard/read that possums don't pose a threat to cats most of the time. Possums are pretty chill. The one that comes around here doesn't even run away when I go out to see what it is up to. Just sort of shuffles off, turns and waits for his plate.

Since possums eat ticks, among other nasty shit, I can sorta' give this dude a kitchen pass.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at February 04, 2023 04:34 PM (Q4IgG)

50 Birthdays: Kovu June 12, he will be 10, and Sabi 4/20. He will be 4. His birthday is the same as J’s.

Posted by: Piper at February 04, 2023 04:36 PM (ZdaMQ)

51 Beautiful pets!
Condolences to all those who have lost a precious fur baby.

Posted by: redridinghood at February 04, 2023 04:37 PM (NpAcC)

52 We once had three cats. our calico, Bug, passed at 17, had a big tumor in her mouth and could not eat anymore. Mishca, our gray and white barn kitty died just short of her 21st birthday. She just sore out.

Still have Scout, our squashy face black kitty. She'll be 18 this spring. She has dementia, but it otherwise in very good shape, still able to jump onto counters. She sometimes becomes agitated when we're not in the room, and we have to guide her to her food dish, but she's still a lovey-dovey.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Wanting to Hang Out with Tom Bombadil at February 04, 2023 04:40 PM (UQUAY)

53 Paisley's lying on her side with her eyes wide open. She's the very picture of existential despair and ennui.

Posted by: N.Lurker at February 04, 2023 04:43 PM (eGTCV)

54 fyi- looks like the date on Millie was last year, but sure it still hurts.

I still miss a dog that passed 9 years ago.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 04, 2023 04:47 PM (8GBH4)

55 Sorry, Lin-duh and Dennis about the losses of your dear furry family members . Millie was adorable and Higgins and Trixie look like such friendly dogs.
All the pictures of the pets were great and Maine Coon Cats are always so furry and impressive looking!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 04, 2023 04:51 PM (D+F6R)

56 And congratulations to SFGoth and to Beckoning Chasm on the anniversaries of getting their cats, Pretty Girl and Robert!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 04, 2023 04:56 PM (IVkE0)

57 A lovely pet thread today, my favorite thread of every week. Best wishes to Lin-duh and Dennis as they mourn their wonderful doggehs.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at February 04, 2023 04:56 PM (DT85R)

58 Pet Thread Pet Thread That's the Place
Scratch the ears and spank the face

Congrats on Beckoning Chasm's 1 year with Robert. I well remember the build-up and then acquisition. Can't believe it was a year ago already. Congrats to others on the anniversaries.

Daisy the mad Malinois continues to dominate our lives. Feed me! Walk me! Play with me! (She needs a puppy!) She still wakes me up at 7am sharp, usually. Let me rest until 7:15 today, though; that was nice.

Ony the yellow-eyed black cat continues to try to reassert her superiority and reclaim her home from this invading dog. Ony hisses and jumps out at Daisy, really ferocious-seeming. Daisy play-bows and barks and runs off, like, chase me! Sometimes Ony really will, for a short burst.

Peace will come, I'm sure.

Posted by: mindful webworker and the menagerie of madness at February 04, 2023 04:56 PM (9O6qm)

59 lin-duh, sorry for your loss.

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at February 04, 2023 04:56 PM (fUnHJ)

60 fyi- looks like the date on Millie was last year, but sure it still hurts.

I still miss a dog that passed 9 years ago.
Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 04, 2023


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I still miss Arizona, the big red-and-white tabby Coon mix who lived to be 16.5 years old, all but the first 6 weeks of that with me. He could be difficult, especially when time came to go into a carrier. But we lived through ups and downs and moves galore. There was never any question whose cat he was, or whose human I was.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at February 04, 2023 04:59 PM (omVj0)

61 A reminder that BluebirdOfBitterness.com has two critter posts every Caturday. Today: cat memes and Henri video.

Posted by: mindful webworker doing the Malinois hustle at February 04, 2023 04:59 PM (9O6qm)

62 Yesterday was doggeh's birthday! He is 6.
I gave him a new treat,sakmon skin, which he tasted politely then spat out (eyeroll). He also got a special dinner - a lamb shank. So stinky. He loved it.
And of course a new toy to destroy.

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at February 04, 2023 04:59 PM (fUnHJ)

63 *salmon

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at February 04, 2023 05:00 PM (fUnHJ)

64 Dang, had to write up a wreck. No cats or dogs involved.

Posted by: Eromero at February 04, 2023 05:02 PM (0G42s)

65 Tux is enjoying lap time while I browse this thread. He was supposed to be a new lap cat for dad after Tommy's passed away but Tux decided I was his human. I do enjoy him most of the time.

Posted by: PaleRider at February 04, 2023 05:05 PM (3cGpq)

66 ((HUGS)) Linda and Dennis. Sorry for your losses.

Posted by: PaleRider at February 04, 2023 05:07 PM (3cGpq)

67 Lin-duh's Millie just died Friday. She was writing about having the poor little gal needing to be put to sleep on a thread. She dated the year incorrectly. I'm still writing 2022 and will for about a month.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 04, 2023 05:08 PM (IVkE0)

68 My two feline thugs are taking a break from hard playing: Dagny sprawled on the carpet, Stirling snug atop a blanket on the back of the couch behind my head. I like them when they're like this.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at February 04, 2023 05:08 PM (omVj0)

69 Lin-duh's Millie just died Friday. She was writing about having the poor little gal needing to be put to sleep on a thread. She dated the year incorrectly. I'm still writing 2022 and will for about a month.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 04, 2023


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I remember her mentioning that on Friday morning's Tech Thread. Hard to wake up and have to deal with such a thing.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at February 04, 2023 05:10 PM (omVj0)

70 Yeah, when I cross the Rainbow Bridge, several cats will be waiting for me. I suspect there will be jurisdiction issues. "Back off, Fat Boy, he's my human!" "Stuff a sardine in it, Black Cat, he's all mine!"

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at February 04, 2023 05:12 PM (omVj0)

71 Black cat , Pynchon, after sleeping upstairs for most of the day i, I think, is now back on FenSpouse's lap sleeping. Pynchon must like psalms and prayers 😉because he comes in for that until his booted because FenSpouse has to go to work but is back again when spouse returns after the morning bus run.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 04, 2023 05:13 PM (J4Pwb)

72 Beefstew, biscuits, bourbon, and black cats.

Posted by: Eromero at February 04, 2023 05:23 PM (0G42s)

73 "Hard to wake up and have to deal with such a thing."

Yes, it is always hard even when you know it has to be done. A friend I know who arranges for feral cats to be fixed , feeds them and makes little houses with blankets inside and plastic around the doors to keep them warm in the winter, just had a hard time bringing a stray to be put to sleep and the cat had lived outside for nine years. It wasn't as if he was an indoor pet but she still loved him.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 04, 2023 05:25 PM (1KjxO)

74 Fenelon, were you asking about chicken feed? Someone was.

David the Good put out a video about feeding chickens

(humor and snark warning)

https://youtu.be/k8sqcdOWWZ0

Posted by: Kindltot at February 04, 2023 05:27 PM (xhaym)

75 70 Yeah, when I cross the Rainbow Bridge, several cats will be waiting for me. I suspect there will be jurisdiction issues. "Back off, Fat Boy, he's my human!" "Stuff a sardine in it, Black Cat, he's all mine!"
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at February 04, 2023 05:12 PM (omVj0)
I've had a dream about going to Heaven--meeting Faye but then comes Paisley barking and doing her spinning in a circle doggie dance. Faye tells me Paisley has been waiting for me to come home.

Posted by: N.Lurker at February 04, 2023 05:28 PM (eGTCV)

76 Hobby Nood

Posted by: Skip at February 04, 2023 05:29 PM (xhxe8)

77 Yes, Millie just died Friday morning, I put the wrong year. Thank you all for the condolences.

Posted by: lin-duh at February 04, 2023 05:30 PM (UUBmN)

78 "Hard to wake up and have to deal with such a thing."

Yes, it is always hard even when you know it has to be done. A friend I know who arranges for feral cats to be fixed , feeds them and makes little houses with blankets inside and plastic around the doors to keep them warm in the winter, just had a hard time bringing a stray to be put to sleep and the cat had lived outside for nine years. It wasn't as if he was an indoor pet but she still loved him.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 04, 2023


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Linda thinks I don't miss the late white-and-black Chekov. I think of his positive (and negative!) traits every day; and I still have 2 of his pictures up over my desk. There is no possibility of my ever forgetting him, or any of my cats.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at February 04, 2023 05:30 PM (omVj0)

79 That's wonderful you have such a bond with your furry family members, Wolfus.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 04, 2023 05:34 PM (D+F6R)

80 Noodus hobbiana

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at February 04, 2023 05:34 PM (omVj0)

81 That's wonderful you have such a bond with your furry family members, Wolfus.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 04, 2023


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I don't think of them as "children," Fen, but as friends and roommates. Some are better friends and roommates than others, but that's the way it goes.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at February 04, 2023 05:36 PM (omVj0)

82 Aside from torpedoes also being called "fish" -- to a submariner, there are only two types of "fish" in the sea: submarines and targets.

Posted by: Chas C-Q at February 04, 2023 05:47 PM (U8S9W)

83 I wasnt suggesting you thought of them as children, but as part of a family- like nieces or nephews or sisters and brothers, but roommates works just as well.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 04, 2023 05:48 PM (N9AKF)

84 N.Lurker……know the feeling. I’ve got a couple K9’s waiting for me at the Bridge too. I think it’s gonna be Great. Until then my walking buddy, Rebel the Dog , keeps us both fit and healthy. Sorry for your’s ,and everyone’s loss. It’s GODs way of keeping us humans on the straight and narrow so we can cross the Rainbow Bridge

Posted by: Rick554 at February 04, 2023 06:55 PM (FmOIw)

85 lin-duh at February 04, 2023 05:30 PM

So sorry about your loss of Millie. Had to be hard.

I changed the date above.

Posted by: KT at February 05, 2023 02:34 AM (rrtZS)

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