Intermarkets' Privacy Policy

Donate to Ace of Spades HQ!

Recent Entries
Absent Friends
Bandersnatch 2024
GnuBreed 2024
Captain Hate 2023
moon_over_vermont 2023
westminsterdogshow 2023
Ann Wilson(Empire1) 2022
Dave In Texas 2022
Jesse in D.C. 2022
OregonMuse 2022
redc1c4 2021
Tami 2021
Chavez the Hugo 2020
Ibguy 2020
Rickl 2019
Joffen 2014
AoSHQ Writers Group
A site for members of the Horde to post their stories seeking beta readers, editing help, brainstorming, and story ideas. Also to share links to potential publishing outlets, writing help sites, and videos posting tips to get published. Contact OrangeEnt for info:
maildrop62 at proton dot me
Cutting The Cord And Email Security
Moron Meet-Ups

NoVaMoMe 2024: 06/08/2024
Arlington, VA
Registration Is Open!

Texas MoMe 2024: 10/18/2024-10/19/2024 Corsicana,TX
Contact Ben Had for info

Gardening, Puttering and Adventure Thread, April 13 | Main | Iran Launches Drones Against Israel
April 13, 2024

Ace of Spades Pet Thread, April 13

total eclipse cat.jpg

* * *

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.

* * *

* * *

* * *

Thinking of getting some chicks?

* * *

Animal Photography

Courtesy By-Tor

A daschund in a purse is not the worst thing I saw today. Also saw a poodle in a papoose.

Dogs have legs. Let them walk!

dog in purse.jpg

When is it a good idea to carry a dog, and when isn't it a good idea?


Happy dog of the day pic, a 9 week old Border Collie enjoying an outing with his new family.

happy dog 9 wk bor.jpg

Awwww . . . By-Tor seems to run into a lot of fun dogs.

* * *

I recommend eye protection. And maybe a towel to hold the bird in. I used a dish towel to move a fairly large bird out of the house once. It had fallen down the chimney.

* * *

Meet The PetMorons

madison t catt.jpg

MadisonTheCat says feed me!

Oh yeah, from Eromero.

Madison looks very hungry.

* * *

From Jewells:


This is Ricky a 11 year old chihuahua yorkie mix. He had a lot of health issues and went straight to a foster volunteer from Shep's. Sadly his issues were more than he could overcome and he crossed the rainbow bridge April 8. But he was still a Shep's dog.

Awww, Ricky!

* * *

Malakai watching the perimeter for undesirables:



Strider in a rare serious moment:



The daily competition to see who did it better:

competition mstr.jpg


Zoey, respectfully reminding me it is her dinner time:


My wife and I have had 11 dogs throughout our 44 year marriage... some came from breeders and some were rescues. Seven of those dogs have been Great Danes. A year and a half ago, our blue Dane named Malakai, was getting on about 6 1/2 years old. That is geriatric for a Dane, so we resolved to get one more Dane puppy to be our last Dane. Enter Strider, a fawn.

Malakai was sweet natured, as Danes are. He enjoyed big, manly play like tug of war, and chasing me around the kitchen island. But he was always a stolid sort... a little stoic. He was the protector of the house who warned us of every one who violated the perimeter. He weighed 160 lbs and loved to sit in my wife's lap.

Strider was a goofy playful clown. Sweeter than sugar. He actually enjoyed full, arms-around-the-neck hugs and nose-to-nose soul gazes. In our experience, that is rare in a dog. Often, in the night he would come to my side of the bed and nuzzle me for a few moments just to say hello before going back to his bed.

Near the start of last February, at the age of a year and a half, Strider came down with a mystery illness. After trips to two different vets we still never identified what was making him sick. By the first of March, he had fought long enough. We didn't have the heart to ask him to fight any longer so we let him go.

A month later, Malakai developed a severe limp and a swollen ankle. He was barely able to stand. The trip to the vet confirmed that he had bone cancer. We let him go to rest 33 days after Strider.

The grief over losing two such sweet souls back to back has been hard. But we still have Zoey, a lab mix. She is an infectiously happy dog who goes loves to go camping with us. I walk her every day. She has stepped up to let us know that we are still loved and adored. She is my constant shadow... laying by my feet even as I write this.

We want Zoey to have a companion and we have a hole we need to fill in our hearts. So we have begun looking into options for bringing another dog into our family. The joy of having dogs in our lives more than pays for the pain of losing them.


"The sun is riz, the sun is set...
And here I is in Texas yet."

Sweet dogs. Sorry for your losses. Glad you still have Zoey.

* * *

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!

* * *

If you start feeling nostalgic, here a link to last week's Pet Thread, the Ace of Spades Pet Thread, April 6. 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.

digg this
posted by K.T. at 03:30 PM

| Access Comments

Recent Comments
stu-mick-o-sucks: "sock off ..."

[/i][/b]andycanuck (ZdexC)[/s][/u]: "#433 Dan Bongino @dbongino 11h This is absolut ..."

Biden's Dog sniffs a whole lotta malarkey, : "ing translation just had a stroke. Posted by: ric ..."

[/i][/b]andycanuck (ZdexC)[/s][/u]: "BDW @BryanDeanWright 10h Spoke to friends still a ..."

TheJamesMadison, fighting kaiju with Ishiro Honda: "431 I think the hardest thing about learning Hebre ..."

Bulgaroctonus: "I think the hardest thing about learning Hebrew wo ..."

L - If they do it with you, they'll do it to you, too: "Mea culpa, poor typing, spelling ..."

L - If they do it with you, they'll do it to you, too: "AP, WORLD NEWS Spain, Ireland and Norway will rec ..."

rickb223 [/s][/b][/i][/u]: " רפואה של ..."

[/i][/b]andycanuck (ZdexC)[/s][/u]: "Hitler didn't finish the job. Sorry. I meant ..."

Bulgaroctonus: "Doesn't Ted Turner have Alzheimer's now? ..."

RedMindBlueState[/i][/b][/s][/u]: " Apparently attractive young women stuck in dryer ..."

Recent Entries

Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64