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Ace of Spades Pet Thread, February 10

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Courtesy Misanthropic Humanitarian

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Thought about a special gift for your pet for Valentine's Day?

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Don't go overboard. Maybe you can share!

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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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Be careful what you say around certain birds:

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Mother's love:

Maybe you should be more careful around possums than you have been taught in the past. They may even carry rabies, rarely. Don't let your pets get into fights with them.

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Is it true that elephants never forget?

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It amazes me that people develop relationships with these birds:

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Some sad news:

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Meet The PetMorons

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Hi there! Just wanted to send along pictures of our granddog, Bailey. She crossed over the Rainbow Bridge at the end of January, after many years of living with us after Daughter #1 "donated" her to us when she figured out an apartment wasn't the best place for a dog her size. Bailey joined our other 2 dogs and they played happily for several years. Bailey was the last of them to leave us - we are getting on in years and will, sadly, not be getting any more dogs.

The first picture was "taken" by our youngest, Rebecca, who was quite young herself when she got hold of my Kindle one day and started pushing buttons. When I finally realized what had happened, there were a LOT of pictures of the couch bottom, Rebecca's hands and feet, the bottom portions of several appliances, the floor in a couple of rooms, and this gem of a picture of Bailey wanting to play with Rebecca. It is still our favorite photo of any of our animals!

The second picture was from a few months ago - Bailey was starting to show her age, just like we are. She finally got so sick that we made the difficult decision to put her to sleep. Both of us were with her when she breathed her last; we owed her that.

The house has been so quiet the last week; we are having to get used to throwing away leftovers, since she isn't here to finish what we don't eat. The cleaning ladies got real teary when they realized that she wasn't here anymore; Bailey used to LOVE Mondays, because those ladies spoiled her rotten with lots of scritches and as many Milk Bones as she could beg from them each week.

We take comfort in knowing that she has been reunited with our other 2 dogs, as well as our daughter, Michelle, who loved all of them very much. We will see them all again one day.

Thank you for the Pet Thread - it is one of our favorite recurring threads

Teresa

So sorry that you have lost Bailey. So happy that you are keeping the wonderful memories and associations. Great photos.

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From Jewells:

This is Nala a 12 year (vets best guess) pit mix. She looks pretty vicious here but she's a total sweetheart. I think she was just yawning!

Looks like a yawn to me.

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Last niece kitten and her rescued mom (probably a little over a year old) ready for forever homes in Washington State. Other kitten siblings have been placed.

Aren't they adorablel?

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Arizona nephew kitty Fluffy has crossed the rainbow bridge. An impressive and loving animal. He will be greatly missed. One of 71 photos.


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By-Tor took advantage of nice cloudy weather to take dog portraits.

Bussy Bear thought I wanted her bone

The other dogs seemed to be cooperative.

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Nice pet stories today. Thank you for sharing your pets with us.

If you would like to send pet and/or animal stories, links, etc. for the Ace of Spades Pet Thread, the address is:

petmorons at protonmail dot com

Remember to include the nic or name 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 3 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 03:33 PM




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1 Nice Pets Y'all!...

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 10, 2024 03:36 PM (R/m4+)

2 As I scrolled down past the "All you need is love and a cat" graphic, I expected to see a bunch of broken pots the cat had knocked off the shelf.

Little scamps.

Posted by: Moron Analyst at February 10, 2024 03:41 PM (JCZqz)

3 The parrot video was hilarious. The cops looked delighted to have something funny (rather than dangerous) come their way.

Posted by: Art Rondelet of Malmsey at February 10, 2024 03:45 PM (FEVMW)

4 Meow

Posted by: Puddleglum, drive by meow at February 10, 2024 03:45 PM (sAmhv)

5 Great looking group of Moronimals.

Thanks for the Pet Thread, KT.

Posted by: olddog in mo at February 10, 2024 03:45 PM (ju2Fy)

6 I wonder if those bacon roses are deep fried?

Posted by: olddog in mo at February 10, 2024 03:46 PM (ju2Fy)

7 Critters!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 10, 2024 03:47 PM (u73oe)

8 If you're still not convinced the southern border needs to be closed . . .

NBC News
@NBCNews
"911, do you need police, fire or medical?" the dispatcher asks.
The caller replies: "I guess police, because there's a kangaroo in my apartment complex."
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ABC News
@ABC
A wayward kangaroo was corralled safely by sheriff's deputies Thursday after it was spotted hopping around the pool area of a Florida apartment complex.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at February 10, 2024 03:48 PM (FVME7)

9 Calvin! Bailey!

Posted by: Commissar of Plenty and Lysenkoism in Solidarity with the Struggle to maintain Moron standards at February 10, 2024 03:49 PM (sHRkV)

10 Me and my kitteh are watching Blade Runner. The one without Ford's bored voice over.

Mostly she's dozing on my lap.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, stoopid iPad at February 10, 2024 03:50 PM (T/Lqj)

11 My cat has started doing this weird behavior when I go to bed. He bites into the blanket and starts kneading it and purring. Does this for several minutes.

Also, when I lie down on the couch, he jumps up next to me, puts his head against my leg, and uses all his strength to try and push me off.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 10, 2024 03:51 PM (CHHv1)

12 I don't know about the bacon but those dogs do look tasty.

Posted by: Barack Obama at February 10, 2024 03:58 PM (ibTVg)

13 Afternoon, Pet Peeple!

The gray tabby kitten for adoption in Washington looks much like my Dagny Sophia, La Siberienne, at that age. And "Arizona kitty Fluffy," he of the white and black with green eyes and pink nose, is a ringer for the late Chekov.

As for my furry thugs, the aforementioned Dagny is still not a demonstrative cat. She will roll on her back for a tummy rub, and is usually in the room where I am when I'm awake. But she rarely sleeps with me or sits on the couch near me. (I wonder if she disapproves of me for some reason.) As for Stirling, he is still the big black king, sleeps next to me, and does his best to keep me from going back to sleep.

They seem happy with each other, and that's what counts.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at February 10, 2024 03:59 PM (omVj0)

14 BC,

Just sounds like cat behavior. It's getting older and kittuhs change too.

Posted by: Puddleglum, drive by meow at February 10, 2024 04:00 PM (sAmhv)

15 The "elephants' reunion with their human" video was neat.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at February 10, 2024 04:00 PM (omVj0)

16
Miss Ruth was Winners Bitch, Best of Winners and Best of Opposite Sex for two points at today's Texas KC show in Dallas.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 10, 2024 04:02 PM (obrdO)

17 Wolfus,

If a cat is in the same room with you, it's fine. You're useful staff and you are rewarded with being allowed to give her a belly rub. Feel honored!

Posted by: Puddleglum, drive by meow at February 10, 2024 04:03 PM (sAmhv)

18 The second doggo from By-Tor looks exactly like the mutt we had in college. He was ... nice enough but a few cards short of a deck.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 10, 2024 04:03 PM (IG4Id)

19 Some really cute daces this week.

Well, except for Bussy bear of course

Posted by: San Franpsycho at February 10, 2024 04:05 PM (RIvkX)

20 *faces

Posted by: San Franpsycho at February 10, 2024 04:05 PM (RIvkX)

21 Miss Ruth was Winners Bitch

Congratulations to Miss Ruth for all the accolades and wins. I understand "bitch" is a female dog. The phrase "winners bitch" just makes me laugh,

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 10, 2024 04:05 PM (o7ega)

22 Why are the bacon roses only for dogs?

I guess under the Biden economy we can honestly say PI is willing to eat dog food!

Posted by: Pillage Idiot at February 10, 2024 04:07 PM (HlyYF)

23 Can you imagine being surrounded by rushing elephants? Blew my mind. I'm SO jealous.

Thank you for the furries, MisHum. I'm sick (flu bug from Hell). Furries make me feel better.

Posted by: creeper at February 10, 2024 04:07 PM (cTCuP)

24 16
Miss Ruth was Winners Bitch, Best of Winners and Best of Opposite Sex for two points at today's Texas KC show in Dallas.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 10, 2024 04:02 PM


Very nice!

Posted by: Pillage Idiot at February 10, 2024 04:08 PM (HlyYF)

25 My cat has started doing this weird behavior when I go to bed. He bites into the blanket and starts kneading it and purring. Does this for several minutes.

Also, when I lie down on the couch, he jumps up next to me, puts his head against my leg, and uses all his strength to try and push me off.
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 10, 2024


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Stirling as a kitten did the first, except not on a blanket, but on me. He only recently lost interest in doing it -- though it might have been because he insisted on bare arm skin to milk-tread, and I've been wearing a long-sleeved pajama top since mid-December.

The other sounds like playing with littermates behavior.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at February 10, 2024 04:08 PM (omVj0)

26 RIP to all the great pets that are gone ahead to wait for their owners.

Also Fluffy is a beautiful cat. I can't have them or be around them so I'm pretty much exclusively a dog guy (don't know why I'm not allergic to them, too), but that's a beautiful animal. Sorry to everyone who is missing a great pet today.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Fort Sumter bad Texas good, Southern states bad Ukraine good at February 10, 2024 04:08 PM (WF0+t)

27 Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at February 10, 2024 03:59 PM

Fluffy was a really big cat.

Posted by: KT at February 10, 2024 04:09 PM (rrtZS)

28 Congratulations to Miss Ruth for all the accolades and wins. I understand "bitch" is a female dog. The phrase "winners bitch" just makes me laugh,

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 10, 2024 04:05 PM


I hope the Chiefs defense awards that same title to Brock Purdy tomorrow!

Posted by: Pillage Idiot at February 10, 2024 04:09 PM (HlyYF)

29 My cat has started doing this weird behavior when I go to bed. He bites into the blanket and starts kneading it and purring. Does this for several minutes.

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We've got a dog that will circle on a blanket and bite at it a few times as she stomps around before settling in. I've wondered what it is but I don't really want to look up any speculation and spoil it because she's already an odd little thing and I like that it adds to her overall weirdness.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Fort Sumter bad Texas good, Southern states bad Ukraine good at February 10, 2024 04:10 PM (WF0+t)

30
If a cat is in the same room with you, it's fine. You're useful staff and you are rewarded with being allowed to give her a belly rub. Feel honored!
Posted by: Puddleglum, drive by meow at February 10, 2024


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Most of my furry bosses have preferred to sit on the arm of the sofa or the back of my chair, if not my lap occasionally. Just seems strange, that's all.

She does like to strop her body and bump her head against me when I'm on the floor doing my pushups and situps before, or instead of, my outdoor workout. Maybe I need to get down on her level more often. Siberians are . . . well, they're odd cats.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at February 10, 2024 04:12 PM (omVj0)

31 Congrats to Miss Ruth. Are these her first wins?

Posted by: Mrs JTB at February 10, 2024 04:13 PM (zudum)

32 Thanks for another great Pet Thread! Always a joy to read on Saturday afternoons.

Posted by: Eternity Matters at February 10, 2024 04:14 PM (MTm8X)

33 Tears for Jon Gabriel. Calvin doesn't need them any more.

How lucky you both were to have each other all those years. May those memories fill the empty.

Posted by: creeper at February 10, 2024 04:15 PM (cTCuP)

34 And Teresa, dogs with gray fur around their muzzles is one of my favorite things. Sorry.

We've got a white/liver English pointer that we recently realized has lost all of her color. It's a weird feeling to see her every day and not realize it. Like the hour hand of a clock moving. But I took her to our vet, an old guy that loves pointers, and he laughed when he saw her and remarked about it. She's all white now except for some faint brown on her ears.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Fort Sumter bad Texas good, Southern states bad Ukraine good at February 10, 2024 04:15 PM (WF0+t)

35 All Horde animal photos and stories are great.

Posted by: Mrs JTB at February 10, 2024 04:16 PM (zudum)

36 Love the pet thread.

Posted by: Northernlurker at February 10, 2024 04:16 PM (padVH)

37 Beautiful pet morons.

Apparently today is a good day for target practice, because the booms are coming from 3 different directions. Probably 50 rounds so far.

Makes me feel good.

Posted by: Miley, okravangelist at February 10, 2024 04:17 PM (w6EFb)

38 Opossums are such *primitive* looking animals, aren't they? As if it were God's first draft of the cat, and He went back to the drawing board after seeing His work. ("I know I can do better than *that*.")

As fas as rabies, I'd read that the opossum's body temp is too low for it to harbor the rabies virus. True?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at February 10, 2024 04:17 PM (omVj0)

39 Thanks for another great Pet Thread! Always a joy to read on Saturday afternoons.
Posted by: Eternity Matters at February 10, 2024 04:14 PM (MTm8X)

Seconded !

Posted by: JT at February 10, 2024 04:18 PM (T4tVD)

40 Yeah, Calvin looks like he was a sweetheart. I know beagles, though, and I can guarantee he could be a handful more often than not, too.

Worth the trouble, though. They're great dogs with lots of personality.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Fort Sumter bad Texas good, Southern states bad Ukraine good at February 10, 2024 04:18 PM (WF0+t)

41 Looking for a Horde recommendation for our next dog.

My wife wants a good, human-attached, "following" dog. (Sorry, couldn't think of a better descriptor.)

She wants a dog that will follow you around the house and behave well while you are doing other tasks. Yet still is a good companion when you and the dog are both ready for some quality cuddle time.

We have had larger dogs like that (Lab, Golden Retriever), but would probably do better with a mid-size dog? We still have six cats due to all of our rescues, but they are all just fine with dogs being 2" from their face - as long as the dog is aware that bringing out the claws is always potentially on the table.

I frequently go work at the farm, and we have a very large backyard, so the dog would get some good exercise time. However, we are both still working full time, so the dog will NOT get a nice human walk every day.

Any good ideas?

Posted by: Pillage Idiot at February 10, 2024 04:19 PM (HlyYF)

42 After many many years of being owned by some strict but loving labs, we've become petless, save for a feral cat who adopted us. My wife is adamant about no more dogs due to our age, and this I have to admit is a very sore point that I guess will be lived with. I'd never simply come home with a dog and expect her to cope.

There's a ton of great pics of our lab I may show if the problem of how to do it can be resolved, haven't mastered it yet, it's apparent that swallow the pride reared it's head so it may be time to call the kids for help

Posted by: irongrampa at February 10, 2024 04:22 PM (KATBx)

43 Happy Caturday everyone

Posted by: Skip at February 10, 2024 04:22 PM (fwDg9)

44 Beautiful pets ! and the picture of the bacon roses and the doggy chef made me laugh. Thanks, KT, for your work on the pet thread as well as the other threads too.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 10, 2024 04:24 PM (Ki//m)

45 If I can't have a dog at least I can have an appropriate screen name.

Posted by: irongrampa at February 10, 2024 04:24 PM (KATBx)

46 Oh, Teresa, I'm so very sorry about Bailey. Rebecca must be confused without him.

She did a wonderful job with this picture. What a find!

Posted by: creeper at February 10, 2024 04:25 PM (cTCuP)

47 Any good ideas?

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Our pointer has been everything we could ever want in a family dog. To the point (ha) that I'd consider one over a lab if two came up at the same time and I had to choose. I never would've thought it but they're really fantastic. Very trainable and well behaved, and prefers to touch if you're in the room with her but isn't neurotic or irritating. She'll just amble over and make sure to be in contact with your foot if you're sitting down. Very neat dog.

You wouldn't think it, but whippets are couch potatoes. Every one I've ever met has been sharp and sweet, too. Maybe someone else can chime in with more personal experience.

Definitely not a beagle.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Fort Sumter bad Texas good, Southern states bad Ukraine good at February 10, 2024 04:25 PM (WF0+t)

48 Not a pet, but I liked the story-Act of altruism by a male adult Elephant Seal:

http://tinyurl.com/nb2rcaje

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 10, 2024 04:30 PM (Ki//m)

49 Time to lurk, methinks. I've ingested enough Chivas to stun the average ox (comments show it) so sitting back and watching seem proper.

Posted by: irongrampa at February 10, 2024 04:30 PM (KATBx)

50 Addendum:

We have a beagle (technically a boingle but I can't figure out where the pointer went). I lurv me some beagle. I probably wouldn't recommend a beagle to someone who might not be around and able to interact a bunch, although the backyard would help.

This is the only dog I've ever had that chewed up live electrical cords when she was a puppy. She's lucky to still be alive and to not have burned the house down. Probably wouldn't trade her, though.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Fort Sumter bad Texas good, Southern states bad Ukraine good at February 10, 2024 04:30 PM (WF0+t)

51 Thanks Robbie.

I have friends with pointers. All of the ones we have been around have been too high energy for my wife. Do you wear out your pointer over the course of a day?

I love working breeds, they just seem much smarter to me. My best dogs ever were Brittany Spaniels that were litter mates. They wore each other out and then would behave perfectly around humans.

Have had a beagle. They seem quite impatient when their human is not doing what they want. I like the dogs that are stoic optimists - just waiting patiently for the humans to finish the task at hand before turning to a joint human/dog activity!

Posted by: Pillage Idiot at February 10, 2024 04:35 PM (HlyYF)

52 We've got a dog that will circle on a blanket and bite at it a few times as she stomps around before settling in.

I've heard that's a holdover from wild dog times. They're flattening the grass before lying down.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 10, 2024 04:39 PM (CHHv1)

53 Sorry about Fluffy and Bailey, Cute cat and dog.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 10, 2024 04:43 PM (Ki//m)

54 I have friends with pointers. All of the ones we have been around have been too high energy for my wife. Do you wear out your pointer over the course of a day?

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No, our English pointer is the absolute laziest dog I've ever personally been around. Not so much lazy as casual. A dog of leisure. She'll go hunt or play or do whatever you want, but if you let her inside she'll be on her couch for hours.

If you have more than one they'll literally form a pile and just lay on top of each other until you call them or make them move. If you are where they can get to you then you'll become a part of the pile.

I don't do social media but my wife shows me other pointer owners and pointer piles are apparently very common among the breed.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Fort Sumter bad Texas good, Southern states bad Ukraine good at February 10, 2024 04:43 PM (WF0+t)

55 Springers? You'll never go to the bathroom alone again!

Still sort of awkwardly fitting Mr Troubles into the house. It's a bit easier since it warmed up as he comes in at night to sleep, then goes out early. He likes it best at about four, when I take Jake out. Troubles comes over for pets. My cat Fanny has been sleeping with me in the bedroom, so I can close the door to prevent a fight. Daytime is harder. I need to take him in for a rabiies shot, a chip and to get neutered but haven't sorted out how to do that. He's not always available to grab and take in.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at February 10, 2024 04:45 PM (dfztv)

56 The one thing I've realized is that the English pointer is strikingly beautiful in profile but can be fairly homely when looked at head-on.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Fort Sumter bad Texas good, Southern states bad Ukraine good at February 10, 2024 04:45 PM (WF0+t)

57 One of our cats has developed a habit of coming in, usually around noonish and crashing out on our bed until dark. He just sprawls out at the foot, and zones out.

There are other, less traveled spots, darker, warmer.... but, no, gotta' be in "that" spot.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at February 10, 2024 04:50 PM (Q4IgG)

58 Pillage Idiot...Yorkshire terrier.

I've always hated litte dogs. Figured if you wanted something small, get a cat.

Then my neighbors inherited one. She is EXACTLY as you describe. Weighs a fast four pounds. Follows her people everywhere. I na ed her Wingnut. But like the Shih Tzu before her, she wants to sit on your boob shelf. I hope your wife has shelf space.

ace, you need a dog?

Posted by: creeper at February 10, 2024 04:51 PM (cTCuP)

59 By-Tor took advantage of nice cloudy weather to take dog portraits.

Funny how they all have similar coloring despite being different breeds. Black, with brown muzzles, paws, and, um, "eyebrows" and "armpits," or whatever you call those locations on a doggo.

Posted by: mikeski at February 10, 2024 04:51 PM (DgGvY)

60 My Brittany's also always slept touching each other. (Unless it was really hot outside.) I thought it was because they were litter mates.

I wonder if hunting breeds are closer to their wolf pack genes in that aspect?

Do you bird hunt with your pointer?

Posted by: Pillage Idiot at February 10, 2024 04:52 PM (HlyYF)

61 Hard to believe, but I've had Lucy the Fink for ten years now. We picked her up from the pound and they figured she was around 6 months old. Don't know her history before that. She didn't really let us touch her until she was almost two years old. She liked to hang out with us, but not laps.

Still not what you would call a lap cat, but she's my little Fink and I love her.

Posted by: nurse ratched at February 10, 2024 04:53 PM (UUBIv)

62 And I have another Trouble related issue. During the cold snap it seems to have been a good time to hunt. I picked up three birds dead from the cold so I'm sure there were others that were easy to catch. So Troubles brought them back to his box with a rug to eat. And that area is covered with some feathers now.

I have an auto immune disease triggered by bird dander. The dander causes scaring in my lungs so I try to avoid it. This is outside but I sit back there so it needs to be gone. I was able to sweep up some of the feathers and bag them but the down still exists. I can't use a vacuum because I would never be able to use it again. I'm thinking I need some sort of tape roller with a long handle. Just have to come up with a solution.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at February 10, 2024 04:55 PM (dfztv)

63 I have an auto immune disease triggered by bird dander. The dander causes scaring in my lungs so I try to avoid it. This is outside but I sit back there so it needs to be gone. I was able to sweep up some of the feathers and bag them but the down still exists. I can't use a vacuum because I would never be able to use it again. I'm thinking I need some sort of tape roller with a long handle. Just have to come up with a solution.
Posted by: Notsothoreau at February 10, 2024 04:55 PM (dfztv)

Can you find a rental shop that has a rental vacuum with a HEPA filter?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 10, 2024 04:57 PM (tkR6S)

64 Yard blower.

Posted by: creeper at February 10, 2024 05:00 PM (cTCuP)

65 Howdy, creeper!

I have known some very nice Yorkies. The ones owned by "dog people" were very loving and very well behaved. The ones owned by "indifferent people" were aggressive little yip dogs.

My oldest daughter used to have a Teacup Chihuahua that was about two pounds. She used to put her makeup on before high school with the dog tucked into her sports bra! The dog would watch her human's face the entire time in the mirror.

I think tiny dogs are probably out for us, but my wife does like a dog she can easily take in the car. I also think car rides can be quality time with your dog since you can talk and pet while you are still doing your human obligations.

Posted by: Pillage Idiot at February 10, 2024 05:00 PM (HlyYF)

66 As fas as rabies, I'd read that the opossum's body temp is too low for it to harbor the rabies virus. True?
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at February 10, 2024 04:17 PM (omVj0)

Concur. They can get rabies but very rarely as they be small and not hot enough. Also, they only live around 2-3 years in the wild so if you see a possum just remember he ain't around for long for give him some treats. Old possums be rare.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 10, 2024 05:01 PM (R/m4+)

67 Do you bird hunt with your pointer?
Posted by: Pillage Idiot

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I've tried but I quickly figured out why she was at the pound. She barks excitedly when she sees prey, which is not a trait that is much desired in a pointer. I take her with me in the field just to let her feel like she's accomplishing something, but it's mainly to take a walk and enjoy life.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Fort Sumter bad Texas good, Southern states bad Ukraine good at February 10, 2024 05:06 PM (WF0+t)

68 Concur. They can get rabies but very rarely as they be small and not hot enough. Also, they only live around 2-3 years in the wild so if you see a possum just remember he ain't around for long for give him some treats. Old possums be rare.
Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 10, 2024


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The little buggers traipse around here in the city. My late Wolf, the big black longhair, encountered one in the days when he was an outdoor/indoor cat at his previous home. Miss Linda said they eyed each other, then went their separate ways, as if each thought, "Nah, not worth bothering with."

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at February 10, 2024 05:06 PM (omVj0)

69 that people develop relationships with these birds:



Just ignore that shrieking from that little layer of rodent brain we still have.

Posted by: DaveA at February 10, 2024 05:07 PM (FhXTo)

70 I have an auto immune disease triggered by bird dander.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at February 10, 2024 04:55 PM


Well that sucks, especially when combined with a "hunter" cat.

Do you have a respirator mask? I use mine all of the time to avoid nasty things of all types in my lungs during a wide variety of tasks. The 3M masks are only about $30 at Home Depot.

I agree with creeper, if outside, just blow it away from your habitation spaces.

The little 40V battery yard blowers are pretty easy to maneuver without a cord. They always go on sale before Father's Day and Christmas.

Posted by: Pillage Idiot at February 10, 2024 05:10 PM (HlyYF)

71 I've tried but I quickly figured out why she was at the pound. She barks excitedly when she sees prey, which is not a trait that is much desired in a pointer. I take her with me in the field just to let her feel like she's accomplishing something, but it's mainly to take a walk and enjoy life.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Fort Sumter bad Texas good, Southern states bad Ukraine good at February 10, 2024 05:06 PM


What a thoughtful dog. Made sure you didn't have to lug around a heavy shotgun when you would go for nice long walks together.

Posted by: Pillage Idiot at February 10, 2024 05:14 PM (HlyYF)

72 I do have a leaf blower. That might work. I'd have to wear an N95 mask and probably one of those disposable coveralls. Would mean a trip to town and back to check for vacuums. I only paid about $40 for my shop vac so I guess I could just chuck it or bag it until I need it again. It does not have the extension on it. Might be the simpliest solution.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at February 10, 2024 05:17 PM (dfztv)

73 I believe Buckley is potty trained. Been over a week since an accident.

Posted by: lin-duh at February 10, 2024 05:21 PM (QBwwm)

74 that people develop relationships with these birds:

Just ignore that shrieking from that little layer of rodent brain we still have.
Posted by: DaveA


Shoebills are good to have around. They eat baby crocodiles!

Posted by: mikeski at February 10, 2024 05:22 PM (DgGvY)

75 I have to remove a dead possum from the fenced "dog portion" of our backyard 2-3 times per year.

We also have abundant raccoons in our neighborhood, and even a pair of foxes. They have NEVER killed one of those species.

I truly don't understand the possums. MY nose can smell the dog urine in the backyard on a calm morning with dew on the grass. Why on earth would possums cross ground that has to reek of "predator" urine?

Regardless, after over 40? possum kills, my dogs have never shown even a scratch on them. I assume the critters play "possum" and one of our old dogs would not buy that act.

Posted by: Pillage Idiot at February 10, 2024 05:22 PM (HlyYF)

76 Shoebills are good to have around. They eat baby crocodiles!

Posted by: mikeski at February 10, 2024 05:22 PM


Well that ruins the crocodile "moat" defense idea for the southern border.

That cartels will just start releasing shoebills!

Posted by: Pillage Idiot at February 10, 2024 05:24 PM (HlyYF)

77 I have an auto immune disease triggered by bird dander. The dander causes scaring in my lungs so I try to avoid it. This is outside but I sit back there so it needs to be gone. I was able to sweep up some of the feathers and bag them but the down still exists. I can't use a vacuum because I would never be able to use it again. I'm thinking I need some sort of tape roller with a long handle. Just have to come up with a solution.
Posted by: Notsothoreau at February 10, 2024 04:55 PM (dfztv)


M95 is not enough for you, go down to the welding shop, or a store that handles welding supplies or supplies for car painting shops and get a respirator.
I have some from when I worked in a shop and I use it when cleaning mildew and mold. I use a 3M lower face mask with two P100 filters. They are charcoal filters with a fine mesh. You won't run a 5K in them, but you can get around cleaning.

If you want to upscale, the painting shops use a full face mask as well, it keeps particulates out of your eyes too if that is a concern

part numbers I use are: P100 particle respirator #07183\

Napa apparently sells them as well as airgas.

then you just have to worry about decontaminating after

Posted by: Kindltot - Erehwon is closed for re-formatting at February 10, 2024 05:25 PM (D7oie)

78 Miss you XVR. Happy Birthday Girl.

Posted by: Marcus T at February 10, 2024 05:25 PM (ynlMv)

79 What a thoughtful dog. Made sure you didn't have to lug around a heavy shotgun when you would go for nice long walks together.
Posted by: Pillage Idiot

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Ha, I like the way you think.

My favorite is when she points at odd things. Butterflies on a flower or vultures 300 yards up in the sky.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Fort Sumter bad Texas good, Southern states bad Ukraine good at February 10, 2024 05:26 PM (WF0+t)

80 I was visited Thursday by giant feral cat Creamsickle (gotta be close to 20#). He howls for me to come out and then eats outta my hand. Won't let me pet him though. Then Little Dude, who used to live with the next-street-over neighbor and occasionally visit there (then me), came over. He's a bit of a spaz and my cat hates him so i scritched his back and put some treats out.

Posted by: SFGoth at February 10, 2024 05:29 PM (KAi1n)

81 My cat dexter was never much of a lap cat until about a year ago and now he wants to be in my lap at all times.

Posted by: gourmand du jour at February 10, 2024 05:33 PM (MeG8a)

82 My favorite is when she points at odd things. Butterflies on a flower or vultures 300 yards up in the sky.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Fort Sumter bad Texas good, Southern states bad Ukraine good at February 10, 2024 05:26 PM


Interesting. My Brittany's would point on quail and pheasants because their human thought they were tasty to eat.

Apparently, your dog thinks you would enjoy eating bitter Monarch butterflies and nasty, stringy vultures.

Posted by: Pillage Idiot at February 10, 2024 05:34 PM (HlyYF)

83 The Rambo video was a crack up!

Posted by: gourmand du jour at February 10, 2024 05:38 PM (MeG8a)

84 I tried throwing for a frisbee for my Bouvier. The first time he chased it enthusiastically, brought it back, and dropped it at my feet. The second time he took his time. The third time he looked up at me with an expression that said as clear as speech, If you want it there, I will leave it there.

End of fetch.

Posted by: Wenda at February 10, 2024 05:47 PM (IaGYs)

85 Noodus hobbyana

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at February 10, 2024 05:47 PM (omVj0)

86 Oooh, bouviers are good dogs, too. Very smart and loving.

Going to make some supper for everyone and watch a family night movie. Y'all have fun.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Fort Sumter bad Texas good, Southern states bad Ukraine good at February 10, 2024 05:48 PM (WF0+t)

87 I used to have a respirator. But they affect my O2 levels. It's typically not an issue now, until this. I know those have to be fitted to work right.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at February 10, 2024 05:51 PM (dfztv)

88 Oh, yes, Moron Robbie. Bouviers are great. I've had three and hate being without. I'm doing the same thing as some others on this thread, wondering if I'm too old. But they're really not demanding dogs. I go back and forth.

Posted by: Wenda at February 10, 2024 05:59 PM (IaGYs)

89 Great pet thread this week! Thank you all!

Bless you Calvin and welcome to the great dog meadow in the sky.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at February 10, 2024 06:25 PM (P+U+f)

90 Pillage Idiot at February 10, 2024 05:22 PM

They say that possums are only blessed with about a quarter deck of brainpower.

Posted by: KT at February 10, 2024 09:57 PM (rrtZS)

91 >>>By-Tor took advantage of nice cloudy weather to take dog portraits.

Great portraits!

Posted by: m at February 11, 2024 08:39 AM (p0NY/)

92 >>>Arizona nephew kitty Fluffy has crossed the rainbow bridge. An impressive and loving animal.

Those lovely limpid eyes. Just beautiful.

Posted by: m at February 11, 2024 08:41 AM (p0NY/)

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