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Ace of Spades Pet Thread, March 4

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Courtesy Powerline and CBD

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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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Training Pets

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Saw this and it made me laugh. A cat is not a dog.

Although I did have a friend who paper trained a chicken.

Sharon (willow's apprentice)

Have you ever trained a cat to do tricks, or trained a chicken?

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Birthday Dog?

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Meet The PetMorons

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Herman the German

This is Herman on his first evening away from his brothers and sisters. It also happens to be his first night in a hotel as we take him from Minnesota to his home in Tennessee. He was a bit nervous at first but he did great!

Jeff

Awww, Herman has some outsized puppy paws!

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From Jewells:

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This is Elmer who was picked up as a stray. He's approximately 10 years old. He's another cuddle bug. We don't know his history but he seems in pretty good shape. We'll know more after a vet visit.

What a sweetie!

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Heidi 4

All of our dogs have been female German shepherds named Heidi. This is number 4. She is our hero dog. A few years ago 3 men broke down our front door in broad daylight. From what our security cameras showed, when Heidi rushed to greet them they left in a hurry. Good dog.

Yours,
M (lurker)

What a beauty! And a good dog!


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Now, our own Swiss guide dog, Gioia, takes us on a little trip to Lenzerheide.

She does well in snow.

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She is pampered at hotels.

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This is how human pet companions take the winter sun at resorts in Switzerland.

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Ready to go with Gioia on her next trip?

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Thanks for the wonderful pet stories and photos today. We have some philosophy for next week.

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, February 25. 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 Beautiful pet thread.

Posted by: That Northern skulker at March 04, 2023 03:17 PM (VdGjU)

2 Herman the German has gigantic paws.

Posted by: That Northern skulker at March 04, 2023 03:19 PM (VdGjU)

3 That was first and second.

Posted by: That Northern skulker at March 04, 2023 03:19 PM (VdGjU)

4 Good dog pics.

Posted by: Eromero at March 04, 2023 03:19 PM (0G42s)

5 hiya

Posted by: JT at March 04, 2023 03:19 PM (T4tVD)

6 I read the content (duh !)

Posted by: JT at March 04, 2023 03:20 PM (T4tVD)

7 Happy Caturday everyone

Posted by: Skip at March 04, 2023 03:21 PM (xhxe8)

8 Read that as The Edible Cat.

Phew.

Herman mit der bigenzie footage!

Posted by: Commissar of Plenty and Lysenko Solutions at March 04, 2023 03:22 PM (dL8V2)

9 Decades ago our cat Sugar ( never had her picture here) would fetch little balls, but stopped doing it as we didn't keep it up.

Posted by: Skip at March 04, 2023 03:23 PM (xhxe8)

10 I was heading out with Paisley lying down in her kennel looking sad. When I asked if she wanted to go for a ride she perked up but I had to ask her twice. Then she did her happy doggie dance.
I love how intense she gets looking at stuff to bark at. I even love letting her bark.

Posted by: That Northern skulker at March 04, 2023 03:25 PM (VdGjU)

11 Excellent pet thread!
Once discharged from the hospital few things made me happier than my purring kitty beside me.

Posted by: gourmand du jour, gimpy edition at March 04, 2023 03:26 PM (jTmQV)

12 https://tinyurl.com/yc6nta8d
My dearly departed meek , mild Sugar Lou

Posted by: Skip at March 04, 2023 03:27 PM (xhxe8)

13 Yeah I love my dog.

Posted by: That Northern skulker at March 04, 2023 03:29 PM (VdGjU)

14 We had a cat once who would play fetch with individual Lifesavers in cellophane wrappers. Don't know that we taught him to do that, though.

Some cats teach themselves tricks.

Posted by: KT at March 04, 2023 03:32 PM (rrtZS)

15 https://tinyurl.com/yc6nta8d
My dearly departed meek , mild Sugar Lou
Posted by: Skip

Nice !

Posted by: JT at March 04, 2023 03:37 PM (T4tVD)

16 Nice Pets Y'all!...

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at March 04, 2023 03:39 PM (R/m4+)

17 Nice Pets Y'all!...
Posted by: Hairyback Guy

Seconded !

Posted by: JT at March 04, 2023 03:41 PM (T4tVD)

18 My cat, Fanny, will play fetch with wadded up receipts.

Have been having adventures letting Jake off lead at the lake. It's not that I think he'd disappear. Just worried about my ability to get him if he doesn't come when I call. And that's what he did yesterday so I had to drive the car over to get him. He has had great fun watching the geese fly up when he heads their way.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at March 04, 2023 03:42 PM (6lj/r)

19 Skip, Sugar Lou looks like our outside cat Mobo, the Mauler.

Posted by: Eromero at March 04, 2023 03:44 PM (0G42s)

20 "But they're not really pets" the Iditarod ceremonial start just finished up. Real race begins tomorrow at 6 PM Eastern. Savage, driven beasts -- in booties.

Wife has worked it and learned a lot. Thing (1): frozen discarded dogboots look like a great souvenir. Then they thaw out. Naadood.

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at March 04, 2023 03:46 PM (jYCXf)

21 Yay pet thread!

Posted by: jewells45 fuck cancer at March 04, 2023 03:48 PM (wagHN)

22 Those are some gigantic paws Herman has!

Posted by: jewells45 fuck cancer at March 04, 2023 03:51 PM (wagHN)

23 Sugar and Cinnamon were sisters but couldn't find 2 cats more different. Sugar's fur was so soft, Cinnamon was the bully who got what she wanted. They were both good cats, funny as all get out ganging up on a cricket or mouse or both chasing a fly around the room

Posted by: Skip at March 04, 2023 03:51 PM (xhxe8)

24 Great doggy pictures, and thanks, Skip, for sending a picture of Sugar Lou. What color(s) was she?! Great story about Heidi scaring off intruders, m (lurker).

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 04, 2023 03:55 PM (FUVRY)

25 Some of my cats have one or both ears that appear irritated to the cat and they scratch them madly, even to the point of bleeding behind the ear. The vet never finds ear-mites or anything except a bit of dirt, which I would expect. Any ideas and remedies?

Posted by: Ciampino - miew everyone at March 04, 2023 03:56 PM (qfLjt)

26 Teeth, namely kitty teeth. How to keep clean other than toothbrush and paste?
Dogs, use big bones or so I've been told as I don't have dogs. By the time we are aware of a tooth/teeth problem it's serious and expensive. We feed both kibble and canned wet food.

Posted by: Ciampino - miew miew everyone at March 04, 2023 04:04 PM (qfLjt)

27 Yay! Best Pet Thread of the week! Thanks, KT

Daisy the young madcap Malinois and Onyxia the old black cat wave front paws hello. Barks and mews.

Daisy woke me up about an hour before usual this morning, obviously distressed, so we popped outside for a tinkle and poo. So beautiful in the pre-dawn. Light fog in hazy daybreak. The neighbor's cock crowed, appropriately. I heard a hawk screeching, and an owl hooting, and many little birds singing. Then I snuck back into bed, and Daisy actually let me snooze a little while longer. Good doggy.

A reminder that BluebirdOfBitterness.com usually has two "Caturday" posts that Pet Morons might enjoy. One today was a video of… oh, look! it was my own video of Ony and the late, beloved Charlie demonstrating male v female behaviors. (Views jumped from 11 to 90+ : positively viral!)

Posted by: mindful webworker - server of dog and cat at March 04, 2023 04:06 PM (kdufY)

28 Campino wonder if a little hydrocortisone anti-itch would work

Posted by: Skip at March 04, 2023 04:07 PM (xhxe8)

29 >>>@25 Some of my cats have one or both ears that appear irritated to the cat and they scratch them madly, even to the point of bleeding behind the ear. The vet never finds ear-mites or anything except a bit of dirt, which I would expect. Any ideas and remedies? Posted by: Ciampino - miew everyone at March 04, 2023 03:56 PM (qfLjt)
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You could try asking the Vet to test for a fungal infection ... One of my friend's dogs had it, but it took awhile for the Vet to go down the "traditional" ear problem list (fungal is not at the top).

Posted by: Kathy at March 04, 2023 04:08 PM (JklXp)

30 Cat tricks - when our cat had to pee at night and couldn't get to the litter tray (locked door sometimes) she would go to the tub and sit right on top of the drain, so there was no trace. Figured that out on her own.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 04, 2023 04:08 PM (GP8Dv)

31 Skip, our MamaCat siamese had 3 kittens, each different, but all males. 1 black/gray stripedy, 1 muted orange stripedy siamese point, and one muted light gray stripedy long hair cooncat. Manfred, Kiki, and Mickel, obviously different fathers. Some hanky and a bunch of panky goin on back then.

Posted by: Eromero at March 04, 2023 04:10 PM (z3WCn)

32 Herman is absolutely beautiful!

Posted by: COMountainMarie at March 04, 2023 04:10 PM (MqU7S)

33 Cats can be taught to do tricks, but has much to do with the cat's personality.

https://is.gd/jfYnLR

Although nobody said it would be easy.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 04, 2023 04:11 PM (ynpvh)

34 All of our dogs have been female German shepherds named Heidi. This is number 4.

A helpful technique!

I'm always nearly calling the dog by the cat's name and vice-versa. I should just give them both the same name.

Posted by: mindful webworker - ow stop that - what pets think they're named at March 04, 2023 04:12 PM (kdufY)

35 All of our dogs have been female German shepherds named Heidi. This is number 4.

Hey, now, that's a helpful technique!

I'm always nearly calling the dog by the cat's name and vice-versa. I should just give them both the same name.

Posted by: mindful webworker - "ow stop that" - what pets think they're named at March 04, 2023 04:12 PM (kdufY)

36 34 All of our dogs have been female German shepherds named Heidi. This is number 4.

A helpful technique!

I'm always nearly calling the dog by the cat's name and vice-versa. I should just give them both the same name.

Posted by: mindful webworker - ow stop that - what pets think they're named at March 04, 2023 04:12 PM (kdufY)

Same problem with my kids. Should of named them so their names didn't so closely match (nearly rhyme).

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 04, 2023 04:13 PM (ynpvh)

37 We kitties can perform too, just look at the Amazing Acro Cats.

My first birthday is coming up next week, and I believe my human, Wolfus, has bought me a new string toy. I cannot wait. I am so glad I escaped my hardscrable life in Vicksburg.

Posted by: Stirling, Duke of Vicksburg at March 04, 2023 04:13 PM (Zz+83)

38 29 >>>@25 Some of my cats have one or both ears that appear irritated to the cat and they scratch them madly, even to the point of bleeding behind the ear. The vet never finds ear-mites or anything except a bit of dirt, which I would expect. Any ideas and remedies? Posted by: Ciampino - miew everyone at March 04, 2023 03:56 PM (qfLjt)
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You could try asking the Vet to test for a fungal infection ... One of my friend's dogs had it, but it took awhile for the Vet to go down the "traditional" ear problem list (fungal is not at the top).

Posted by: Kathy at March 04, 2023 04:08 PM (JklXp)
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Thanks for the tip.

Posted by: Ciampino -- miew miew everyone at March 04, 2023 04:14 PM (qfLjt)

39 Way way downriver @ 20-
Mrs. E drove a sled dog team in Norway. She found out some things too. They're not really pets.

Posted by: Eromero at March 04, 2023 04:14 PM (z3WCn)

40 My cat didn't do tricks but he would always come home when I called his name.

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

41 At Shep's we have adopted out two more dogs. Brandi and Rita went to their furever homes today. Rita will have a kitty to play with and Brandi has a fenced full acre in which to do her zoomies. That leaves Charlie, Maggie, Roscoe and Lily and Dutch(the bigs) and Elmer and Elliot (the smalls). I expect more new doggos this week!!

Posted by: jewells45 fuck cancer at March 04, 2023 04:15 PM (wagHN)

42 Awww! Everyone is so cute! Little Herman’s feet!

My cats do a few tricks. Kovu shakes hands like a dog and even does “other paw”. They both sit on command and lay down when you tell them to. They also come when called. It’s possible to train a cat! Just not to stay off the counters. 🤣

Posted by: Piper at March 04, 2023 04:15 PM (NG3Fb)

43 40 My cat didn't do tricks but he would always come home when I called his name.

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

Had a "guest" at the door, cat went outside, said cat's name sternly with "INSIDE!", and he came inside to the amazement of the guy at the door.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 04, 2023 04:16 PM (ynpvh)

44 36
Same problem with my kids. Should of named them so their names didn't so closely match (nearly rhyme).

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 04, 2023 04:13 PM (ynpvh)
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Use the George Foreman Technique. Every kid is called George.

Posted by: Ciampino -- miew everyone at March 04, 2023 04:16 PM (qfLjt)

45 44 36
Same problem with my kids. Should of named them so their names didn't so closely match (nearly rhyme).

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 04, 2023 04:13 PM (ynpvh)
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Use the George Foreman Technique. Every kid is called George.

Posted by: Ciampino -- miew everyone at March 04, 2023 04:16 PM (qfLjt)

Even the daughters.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 04, 2023 04:17 PM (ynpvh)

46 have a good day...back to real work.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 04, 2023 04:17 PM (ynpvh)

47 Ciampino--

Our dog had a problem with ear infections until I found some wipes to clean her ears with. Since then, no infections.

You can't use the same products for cats, but there are wipes and solutions made for cats that are similar. I bought mine from Amazon, but I imagine that other pet product providers have them as well.

Posted by: Art Rondelet of Malmsey at March 04, 2023 04:19 PM (fTtFy)

48 And sometimes I repeat myself for no good reason. 😬

Posted by: mindful webworker - what happened? at March 04, 2023 04:20 PM (kdufY)

49 Critters!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at March 04, 2023 04:20 PM (u73oe)

50 Use the George Foreman Technique. Every kid is called George.

Posted by: Ciampino -- miew everyone at March 04, 2023 04:16 PM (qfLjt)

Even the daughters.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 04, 2023 04:17 PM (ynpvh)
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In my underfrad Bio class I had a classmate Georgina but she went by George to everyone, even the profs. Did not like the full name at all.

Posted by: Ciampino --- miew everyone at March 04, 2023 04:21 PM (qfLjt)

51 Jewells, God bless you!

For all that you're going through, you still care for those doggies!
Thanks for what you do....

Posted by: COMountainMarie at March 04, 2023 04:22 PM (MqU7S)

52 >>>@38 Greetings, Ciampino ... This link discusses treating feline ear infections with Apple Cider Vinegar ... Sounds like it wouldn't hurt to try while you're waiting to get a Vet appointment ... https://tinyurl.com/wmczbxnj

Posted by: Kathy at March 04, 2023 04:22 PM (JklXp)

53 Afternoon, all,

We kitties can perform too, just look at the Amazing Acro Cats.

My first birthday is coming up next week, and I believe my human, Wolfus, has bought me a new string toy. I cannot wait. I am so glad I escaped my hardscrable life in Vicksburg.
Posted by: Stirling, Duke of Vicksburg at March 04, 2023


Yeah, well, it was a good thing the toy was on clearance!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at March 04, 2023 04:22 PM (omVj0)

54 Mrs. E drove a sled dog team in Norway. She found out some things too. They're not really pets.
Posted by: Eromero at March 04, 2023 04:14 PM (z3WCn)

One of the Iditarod mushers, Nick Petit, lets his dogs live in the house with him. I'm not certain that makes them pets, because he is sort of wild himself.

Some Iditarod dogs retire and are adopted. When they are older they can make good pets. But not during their working years.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at March 04, 2023 04:23 PM (LOVUx)

55 www.iditarod.com

Throw them 39 bucks and you can follow them on GPS. Lots of good videos, too.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at March 04, 2023 04:24 PM (LOVUx)

56 Thanks for what you do....

Oh goodness, it's nothing. They bring me such joy!!

Posted by: jewells45 fuck cancer at March 04, 2023 04:24 PM (wagHN)

57 47 Ciampino--

Our dog had a problem with ear infections until I found some wipes to clean her ears with. Since then, no infections.

You can't use the same products for cats, but there are wipes and solutions made for cats that are similar. I bought mine from Amazon, but I imagine that other pet product providers have them as well.

Posted by: Art Rondelet of Malmsey at March 04, 2023 04:19 PM (fTtFy)
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I think the vet did give us drops but 1. didn't appear to solve the problem, 2. not an easy task putting drops in the ear for many of my cats.
Thanks for the tip.

Posted by: Ciampino - miew to the world at March 04, 2023 04:25 PM (qfLjt)

58 My cats, some of them, have done what humans might have called "tricks." Though they were always something the cats wanted to do. Tatiana the Wonder Siberian would race after a soft rubber ball and bring it back to me -- not to please me, now, but so we could continue the game. Chekov the late Siberian, Tati's nephew, would do that occasionally when he was younger. And Arizona the big part-Maine Coon would play ball with me on the stairs of our townhouse. I'd bat a crumpled paper up toward him as he waited at the top. If it landed above midway, he would come down and bat it back to me. If it was below that, I'd have to climb up.

Now and then the paper landed in his zone, and he didn't move. I'd say, "You can do better than that," and he'd come down and bat it back to me.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at March 04, 2023 04:27 PM (omVj0)

59 Had a "guest" at the door, cat went outside, said cat's name sternly with "INSIDE!", and he came inside to the amazement of the guy at the door.
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 04, 2023


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That happened with big black Wolf a couple of times. I wasn't stern when I called his name, kind of coaxing, and he'd turn back and come to me.

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

60 Great looking group of moronimals.

Is Herman a particular breed or a mix?

Posted by: olddog in mo at March 04, 2023 04:32 PM (ju2Fy)

61 As for the girl kitten, Dagny the Siberian, she's too is closing in on her first birthday. Just now she was dozing on the ottoman near the window, looking away from me. I called her name, and wonder upon wonders, she not only looked, but jumped down and trotted over near me to sit and wash. I was beginning to think she'd never learn, or acknowledge, her name.

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

62 My first birthday is coming up next week, and I believe my human, Wolfus, has bought me a new string toy. I cannot wait. I am so glad I escaped my hardscrable life in Vicksburg.
Posted by: Stirling, Duke of Vicksburg at March 04, 2023

Yeah, well, it was a good thing the toy was on clearance!

I deserve the very best of everything. I am nobility, after all.

Posted by: Stirling, Duke of Vicksburg at March 04, 2023 04:37 PM (TviMf)

63 My first birthday is coming up next week, and I believe my human, Wolfus, has bought me a new string toy. I cannot wait. I am so glad I escaped my hardscrable life in Vicksburg.
Posted by: Stirling, Duke of Vicksburg at March 04, 2023
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Yeah, well, it was a good thing the toy was on clearance!
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I deserve the very best of everything. I am nobility, after all.
Posted by: Stirling, Duke of Vicksburg at March 04, 2023


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I'll agree. Provisionally. Now go buy your own computer!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at March 04, 2023 04:39 PM (omVj0)

64 Dagny's "trick," if it is her, is to fish the rubber insert out of the kitchen drain, the side with the garbage disposal.
She carries it a ways only to leave it on the floor or, once, in her dry food bowl. Darned if I can figure out what is so attractive about the object.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at March 04, 2023 04:41 PM (omVj0)

65 Had a bird that would mock me "come here, you hear me!?" and then laugh. He'd look at me while walking away backwards, more laughing. 29 years ago.

Posted by: Commissar of Plenty and Lysenko Solutions at March 04, 2023 04:42 PM (dL8V2)

66 Great looking pets, as always!

This past week marked the 10-year anniversary of me becoming a full-fledged pet owner.

My cat Penny was plopped on my desk at work on Feb 28, 2013. Naturally, I had to take her home and she's been my faithful companion ever since.

Since then, I somehow acquired 4 more cats...

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at March 04, 2023 04:42 PM (BpYfr)

67 Herman is quite the cutie with his mixed coloring, spots and huge paws.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 04, 2023 04:43 PM (FUVRY)

68 Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at March 04, 2023 04:41 PM (omVj0)

maybe because it smells like food? Cat for "feed me, now"

Posted by: CN at March 04, 2023 04:47 PM (Zzbjj)

69 Cat tricks
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8e0z3-iZ_TY

Posted by: gourmand du jour, gimpy edition at March 04, 2023 04:49 PM (jTmQV)

70 maybe because it smells like food? Cat for "feed me, now"
Posted by: CN at March 04, 2023


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Maybe. Though I'd think a rubber insert for a garbage disposal would not smell enticing to a cat. Plus she (or maybe it's Stirling, I don't know) is doing it when I'm either asleep or away at work, so who could the cat be communicating with?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at March 04, 2023 04:50 PM (omVj0)

71 >>Have you ever trained a cat to do tricks, or trained a chicken?

Cats spend most of their time trying to figure out how to murder their owners, the rest of the time is spent waiting, in a manner reminiscent of Chuck Norris.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at March 04, 2023 04:50 PM (up/3i)

72 https://tinyurl.com/yc6nta8d
My dearly departed meek , mild Sugar Lou
Posted by: Skip


Sorry to hear, Skip. My condolences.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at March 04, 2023 04:50 PM (ZSK0i)

73 Cat tricks - when our cat had to pee at night and couldn't get to the litter tray (locked door sometimes) she would go to the tub and sit right on top of the drain, so there was no trace. Figured that out on her own.
Posted by: Tom Servo at March 04, 2023


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The late black Queen, Marie-Antoinette, would use the bathtub if she decided the little box was not clean enough for her royal paws.

She loved to go for walks on a lead and knew her name even if someone said it on TV -- so she remains the leader in cat smarts for me

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at March 04, 2023 04:52 PM (omVj0)

74 Beautiful pets, y'all!

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

75 Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at March 04, 2023 04:41 PM (omVj0)

My dog Bogie can easily pick up the scent of food on rubber, or anything else.

All of our dogs have been female German shepherds named Heidi. This is number 4.

I tried this with my spitz dogs. Dog 2 looked like his predecessor except for a small golden spot between his ears. We tried calling him the other dog's name, but it didn't fit, so we ended naming him Aureus, which got turned into Aurelius

Posted by: CN at March 04, 2023 04:57 PM (Zzbjj)

76 If Fauci and China would have told us a cat was responsible for COVID... the world would have believed it.

Posted by: redridinghood at March 04, 2023 05:00 PM (NpAcC)

77 https://tinyurl.com/yc6nta8d
My dearly departed meek , mild Sugar Lou
Posted by: Skip

Sorry, what a beautiful kitteh.

Posted by: CN at March 04, 2023 05:00 PM (Zzbjj)

78 Way way downriver @ 20-
Mrs. E drove a sled dog team in Norway. She found out some things too. They're not really pets.
Posted by: Eromero

She couldn't hail a cab ?

Posted by: JT at March 04, 2023 05:02 PM (T4tVD)

79 I love the tennis ball pinata. What a great idea. What dog would not go crazy?

Posted by: CN at March 04, 2023 05:02 PM (Zzbjj)

80 Another stellar Pet Thread!

Heidi 4 is a good doggie.

Our 10 months old GSD Heidi loves to stick her head out the window when riding in the vehicle. She is a talker and is not shy of loudly critiquing people or animals as we drive by.

Posted by: Beartooth at March 04, 2023 05:03 PM (N52dd)

81 @12 Skip sorry for your loss

Posted by: Smell the Glove at March 04, 2023 05:14 PM (lReCd)

82 We had a cat once who would play fetch with individual Lifesavers in cellophane wrappers. Don't know that we taught him to do that, though.

Some cats teach themselves tricks.
Posted by: KT at March 04, 2023 03:32 PM (rrtZS)

I had a cat that would fetch nickels by holding them vertically in the mouth.

Posted by: Oldcat at March 04, 2023 05:16 PM (eoQWY)

83 Same problem with my kids. Should of named them so their names didn't so closely match (nearly rhyme).
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at March 04, 2023 04:13 PM (ynpvh)

Wouldn't help. There were five of us, named nothing similar, and Mom often went through the whole list before she got the one she wanted.

We were long gone by then.

Posted by: Dash my lace wigs! at March 04, 2023 05:18 PM (OX9vb)

84 Hello Horde. Lots of good doggos up there!

Bingley had his teeth cleaned this week and needed some extractions. Poor fella was so loopy afterwards, but is back to normal now.

I have to start brushing his teeth when everything heals up. Seems like an excellent way to make him hate me.

Posted by: screaming in digital at March 04, 2023 05:19 PM (aBJcM)

85 If Fauci and China would have told us a cat was responsible for COVID... the world would have believed it.
Posted by: redridinghood at March 04, 2023 05:00 PM (NpAcC)

One of the very early report claimed a cat had contracted it. I was sure this would lead to a drive to kill pet cats. These vermin do that at any opportunity, like to save 'songbirds'

Another clue was when Australia was locked down the SPCAs had someone come and shoot all their dogs, despite many people requesting, begging to be allowed to come and get them.

Not euthanized - shot with bullets.

Our 'betters' are monsters.

Posted by: Oldcat at March 04, 2023 05:19 PM (eoQWY)

86 Dog and duck wrestling in the snow:

https://tinyurl.com/2pdft6d8

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 04, 2023 05:20 PM (FUVRY)

87 *birthday skritches and T-R-E-A-T-S for Stirling*

Posted by: screaming in digital at March 04, 2023 05:20 PM (aBJcM)

88 "my cats have one or both ears that appear irritated to the cat and they scratch them madly, even to the point of bleeding behind the ear. The vet never finds ear-mites or anything except a bit of dirt, which I would expect. "

Skin allergies maybe?

We had one cat that we think was allergic to her won dander, so not exactly the same problem, but our vet at the time gave us a supplement for her. Some kind of fat or essential oil that made her skin less flakey. Maybe.

It's been a whole bunch of years since then. I don't remember very well the sepcifics.

Posted by: FeatherBlade at March 04, 2023 05:22 PM (UxBkG)

89 Dagny's "trick," if it is her, is to fish the rubber insert out of the kitchen drain, the side with the garbage disposal.
She carries it a ways only to leave it on the floor or, once, in her dry food bowl. Darned if I can figure out what is so attractive about the object.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at March 04, 2023 04:41 PM (omVj0)

Cats love to move or pry at things to see if something is under it they can catch. Its the instinct that makes them knock things off tables. If my lady cat sees an overturned laundry basket she digs in the lower corners to see if something turns up.

Posted by: Oldcat at March 04, 2023 05:22 PM (eoQWY)

90 "my cats have one or both ears that appear irritated to the cat and they scratch them madly, even to the point of bleeding behind the ear. The vet never finds ear-mites or anything except a bit of dirt, which I would expect. "

Skin allergies maybe?

Posted by: FeatherBlade at March 04, 2023 05:22 PM (UxBkG)

One of my cats has that - I have used both vaseline and coconut oil on the itchy part with some success, as I think the itchy part is dryness from allergy or nerves or whatever. It has helped him some.

Another cat had that, got meds for it and he was allergic to the meds and had a terrible rash.

Posted by: Oldcat at March 04, 2023 05:25 PM (eoQWY)

91 HOBBY NOOD

Posted by: Skip at March 04, 2023 05:31 PM (xhxe8)

92 Gioia looks dignified and in his element.

"Our 'betters' are monsters."

Ain't it the truth. Bet Heidi above would agree.

Elmer's eyes and ears looks he's a portable X-ray vision and ultrasound expert.

Posted by: Levin at March 04, 2023 05:32 PM (zETOt)

93

Agilty cat Suki

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Ol_6GQ9l1A

Thug Cat

youtube.com/watch?v=UoUEQYjYgf4

Treadmill Cat 1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wvz0BFnWlAQ

November on the Treadmill
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=peLD2vlxRM0

Posted by: Oldcat at March 04, 2023 05:35 PM (eoQWY)

94 "Have you ever trained a cat to do tricks?"

Yep. Our cat (I'll send in a pic one of these weeks) does a trick whenever he wants his treats.

I put the bag on top of a small shelf (about eight feet up) and he has to climb a pole in order to reach it.

He knocks the bag down, I catch and place it back up there. We do this five, six times and then I put the bag on another part of the shelf and tell him to shake it. Takes the bag in his teeth, shakes it like a toy and drops it down to me. Then it's time for treats. We do this nightly.

Posted by: Bea Arthur's Dick at March 04, 2023 05:48 PM (TU8Tj)

95 79 I love the tennis ball pinata. What a great idea. What dog would not go crazy?

Posted by: CN at March 04, 2023 05:02 PM (Zzbjj)
----
I got the impression that there was a moment of hesitation and confusion as if to say 'did I break that?'.

Posted by: Ciampino -- miew to the world at March 04, 2023 05:56 PM (qfLjt)

96 FeatherBlade at March 04, 2023 05:22 PM

Might look into evening primrose oil. In food. People use it for eczema.

Posted by: KT at March 04, 2023 09:58 PM (rrtZS)

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