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June 22, 2024

Ace of Spades Pet Thread, June 22

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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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I'm not vouching for the figures here, but it's something to keep in mind:

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"I left my dog with my grandma, I picked it up like this.."

Very nice day to you!!

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Courtesy Marie Thérèse Tamini

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Next time, bring enough for everyone.

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Meet The PetMorons


Bruno's new collar gives him laser eye beams superpowers.

- fd

Well, Bruno, we are waiting for you to look into our souls . . .

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Ricky, my son's peacock, wearing his cloud crown. Ontario, Canada.

Conservative Hippy

Ricky certainly does look majestic there!

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Is that a viper or a snake that wants to look like a viper?


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I'm not sure I know what kind of bird that is, but it reminds me of Poe.


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While we're in the mood . . . Great photo.



They come out in the daytime, too! Looks like they love that field.


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Greetings All,

I know this thread is generally reserved for pets, but living out in the country we seem to get a lot of "pets" and I wouldn't have it any other way. Always look forward to this thread with excitement each week. Best wishes to all.

Sua Sponte; Semi-Professional Lurker

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This is Stella doing what she does. Sleeping at the front door waiting for me to come home.

Stella has been on the pet thread before. We took her in several years ago. My daughter brought her to me from the vet hospital where she worked. She had been dropped off to be euthanized by her owners. She was in good health. They just wanted rid of her so they could get a puppy, they said. They paid the fee and abandoned her there. For all they know she was dead before dark. The vet never told them any different. Instead of being euthanized, Stella has likely outlived the poor puppy.

I already had four dogs, two of them rescued. I told my daughter that no matter how many dogs you rescue, there will always be more than you can possibly help. Stella was nice but she couldn't stay. My daughter said she'd just leave Stella with me for a night because if she stayed where she was she would be dead tomorrow. Stella was ten years old then. She's almost sixteen now. So you can see who won that argument.

It was six months before I ever heard Stella bark. She never made a sound and hid a lot. I knew the signs. She's a sweet tempered doggy and completely devoted to me, once she came out of her shell. She's asleep under my desk at this moment. Nowadays she mostly sleeps. I've never seen her do a single bad thing. Not once.

She was having some skin issues and I took her to get some medicine for that. They looked her over and xrayed her. They found that she has BBs embedded in her skin. They also found that she has cancer.

She's not in pain. She eats well and gets aound ok even if she's not sprinting anywhere. The cancer may turn out to be a slow type. It may have been present for a while, in fact. I'm advised that trying to cut it out would be futile. We'll take it day by day. I know that a lot of pet thread readers are in the same situation. I've been through it. It's hard. I won't let Stella suffer. She's good for now. She found her home against all odds, even overcoming my reluctance. I'll give her every day she can get to enjoy it.


What a great story. Stella is a good dog. Thanks for taking care of her.

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K. T.

About a year ago, when our 16-year old Yorkie went across the bridge, I
suggested to the missus that we consider a rescue dog for our next companion. She liked the idea, and within a short while found Zooey, a small terrier-chihuahua mix (best guess), found as a stray in Texas, as we were told. She was very stressed and fearful, and while we were told that she was about a year old, we think it was really closer to 6 months. My wife immediately bonded with her, and Zooey came home with us.

Its been about a year now, and Zooey has come a long way. Housebreaking
was a trial, and CHEW?!?? Before we knew it, she had chewed all of the
power cords under our adjustable bed. Even now, we are careful about
things like shoelaces and the like. We save up empty TP tubes for her to
use as chewtoys. It took a long time to get over the initial fearfulness
(it was a month before she made her first bark), and she is still
skittish and timid, but she is much better, and has developed her own
unique personality. Zooey loves to be outside, and likes to get two
walks per day. Its been a lot of work, but she is a GOOD dog.

For anyone looking for a new pet, I'd like to put in a word for the
rescue groups. Take your time and look carefully, of course, but there
are a lot of good pets out there that just need a good home and a little
extra care.

The Neon Madman

We have some good people in The Horde willing to be kind to pets who need a little extra care. Zooey is charming.

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What great pet and wildlife stories and photos 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, June 15. Some special PetMoron stories and photos there.

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