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November 04, 2023

Ace of Spades Pet Thread, November 4

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Got a resident bat?

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Are your kitties through with Halloween?

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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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Best costume?

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Courtesy Mike

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An unusual pet

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The Largest Snail in the World

The Giant African Land Snail is the largest among all land snails in the world.

The largest recorded speciment was collected on a snail safari in Sierra Leone in 1976. Measured 1 foot 3.5 inches fully extended. Its owner got divorced after their house got too full of snails.

Giant African Land snails are hermaphrodites and adults lay as many as 1200 eggs a year. They have now spread to many countries, and are often considered pests. They eat more than 500 plants and sometimes eat cement or bones for calcium.

These snails also carry rat lungworm, which can cause meningitis in people. Nevertheless, after cooking, they are eaten in some places as a bar snack on toothpicks, or stewed with peppers and rice. Mmmmm.

They have been eradicated from Florida twice, but still remain a threat in Hawaii and the Caribbean.

I may check out other mollusks as replacement pets. If I decide I need a mollusk as a pet. Maybe I could keep a little squid in an aquarium or something.

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Finding a Lost Dog

It had been 12 days since this dog owner had last seen his faithful friend. Running out of options, the owner continued to go back to the woods where his dog had disappeared. It was there that he met a pair of hunters who gave hip a tip that saved the day.

The owner posted his story to the social media website Reddit under the username a_little_pixie.

On day 12 of searching for my dog in a heavily wooded area, distraught and hopeless, I ran into a couple of hunters. They said they lost the occasional dog on a hunt but always got them back. What they told me has helped many dogs and families be reunited. I've given their advice out a few times in the last couple days, so I thought if reddit has any lost dogs out there, this could help:

The dog owner(s) should take an article of clothing that has been worn at least all day, the longer the better, so the lost dog can pick up the scent.

Bring the article of clothing to the location where the dog was last seen and leave it there. Also, if the dog has a crate & familiar toy, you can bring those too (unless location undesirable for crate). You might also want to leave a note requesting item(s) not to be moved.

Leave a bowl of water there too, as the dog probably hasn't had access to any. Do not bring food as this could attract other animals that the dog might avoid.

Come back the next day, or check intermittently if possible. Hopefully the dog will be waiting there.

I was skeptical and doubted my dog would be able to detect an article of clothing if he didn't hear me calling his name as loud as possible all day for 12 days. But I returned the next day and sure enough found him sitting there!

I hope this helps someone out there who's missing a best friend. Good luck

Got any other ideas for finding lost pets?

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Meet The PetMorons

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Lurker here. Posted once so far as: SmokyMtVol

This is 2 year old beagle Dolly.

She's a Tennessee girl. As a puppy, always puked whenever I put her in the car. Now, she loves car rides more than anything else. Here we are up on Mt. Mitchell, NC on the Blue Ridge Parkway enjoying the fall colors on a weekend drive.

Thank you

Dolly looks like she is really enjoying the trip! Thanks for sharing that great photo!

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Which CoB does the Pet Thread?

Because I would like to request a pet Prayer.

Little Miss Dixie Doodle has lost an eye.

Being sweet and nice and cute will not keep you from being attacked.

Miklos

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Dixie Doodle looks abut like this.

Or did. Now she is the Rooster Cogburn of Dandie Dinmonts.

What a traumatic thing to happen to sweet Little Miss Dixie Doodle! We will be praying for her. And for you.

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Hello, K.T.,

Wolfus Aurelius here. Earlier this week I posted that Miss Linda had rescued a small black kitten from the curb outside my house, screeching like a hawk for someone to help her. (We're guessing female for now; it just seems easier to say than repeating "he or she.") She's a shorthair, gawky and tiny. No sign of a human guardian or of her mother, and she's very young, perhaps only four to six weeks old. Linda brought her into my place and fed her, which shut her up, and then she was most pleased to settle on Linda's lap. She seems energetic and playful. My two feline thugs sniffed her and then left her alone with minimal hissing.

There's no way I can take in a third cat, and Linda does not want one for some reason. So this weekend we will bring her to the local SPCA. Someone on the blog suggested calling her "Noir DuBois," as she is "depend[ing] on the kindness of strangers." It's perfect, if a touch hard to pronounce. By the time this appears I suspect she will have been turned over to the shelter and they will probably give her a cute name that will help her get adopted. ("Lucky," probably.)

The pic of the grayish-brown bush with eyes is of Dagny Sophia, aka La Siberienne, taken the day Linda rescued little Noir. She looks disconcerted by the presence of an interloper, but didn't object.

Well, that kitten is just a little waif! Dagny does not look pleased!


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We got a new cat, a two year old from the shelter, poor thing had been adopted and returned, and I have no idea why. He has recently discovered that there are mice in the woodshed so he now has a hobby.

His name is Magic. He is getting along well with my older black tom, Minky who is delighted to have someone to spoon with.

Kindltot

That's wonderful! Mice! Magic looks like a great cat. Glad it looks like Minky and Magic will be friends.

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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, Oct. 28.

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. We had butterflies from the MoMe!

We believe that they were either Hackberry Emperors or Tawny Emperors, or maybe both! Sometimes they fly together.

Here is what the caterpillars look like:

Tawny Emperor:

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Hackberry Emperor:

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