Tuesday Morning Open Thread: Respite Kittens

In Cat Blogging, Open Thread, Pet Rescue by Anne Laurie

Beloved commentor and intrepid kitten-pusher Satby: It’s been long enough that our momma cat Turtle’s babies are all vetted and ready for adoption. They made their public debut yesterday (Sunday) at the South Bend PetSmart on Ireland Road and were ready for their close ups along with a few other kittens in our rescue, and a glimpse of kitten whisperer Becky. So, for a mood lifter, I present our rescue cuties…

Wednesday Morning Open Thread: There Are Still Heroes

In Dog Blogging, Hail to the Hairpiece, Open Thread, Pet Rescue, Rare Sincerity, Trump Crime Cartel by Anne Laurie

A 15-year-old Corgi named Pepper went viral after getting lost in a storm. The owner of popular dog Twitter "We Rate Dogs" just happened to find Pepper, and fate helped bring the lost pup home. https://t.co/DtoC1Yj2bD pic.twitter.com/vdAKONONNd — CBS News (@CBSNews) June 19, 2018 As the owner of a 16-year-old rescue dog who still bolts for freedom every chance he gets, I cannot tell you how happy this story made me. But maybe you can guess! *********** Olivia Nuzzi is a hero — or at least a media ninja — …

Cat Bleg- Two Good Cats Need a Home

In Cat Blogging, Pet Rescue by John Cole

I have horrible news from my good friend Nikki, but it could be very good news for someone who wants to adopt two wonderful kitties: For the past couple of months, my five month old has been dealing with a lot of skin issues. Rash, itching, scratching, and occasional hives. She’s been to her pediatrician, a dermatologist, and most recently, an allergist. Two weeks ago she had allergy testing and we found out that she is allergic to our cats. We have discussed our options and have decided to follow …

Puppy Rescue Bleg – DC Area

In Dog Blogging, Pet Rescue by Anne Laurie

From commentor Kay (not the front pager): My DIL’s best friend is very ill. She is hoping to go home to Korea in 2 weeks so her mom can take care of her if she is well enough (she’s in the hospital now, just out of ICU). She has a 12 week old part-chihuahua puppy she was planning to take with her, but she just found out it would have to be in a long quarantine. Does anyone know anyone who would be interested in this (really adorable) puppy? I …

Thursday Morning Open Thread: Respite KITTENS!

In All we want is life beyond the thunderdome, Cat Blogging, Open Thread, Pet Rescue by Anne Laurie

From beloved-for-good-reason commentor Satby: We’re growing a fine crop of kittens. Some are real heartbreakers they’re so cute. In a perfect world, I’d be claiming the fuzzy little smoky tabby philosopher, and as many of the coal-black sweeties as hadn’t already been snapped up. (In this one, we already have two 15lb boy-cats who barely get along with each other, and three neurotic rescue dogs who go into meltdown mode whenever the composition of the household changes.) Apart from sweet daydreams, what’s on the agenda for the day?

Proxy Pet Blogging Open Thread: Two Good Dogs, One… Not So Much

In Dog Blogging, Open Thread, Pet Rescue by Anne Laurie

Things overheard whilst a zippy Pomeranian named "Chunk" escaped his yard and chased after me while I walked Greyson and Lucy this morning. A thread: — Cherie Priest (@cmpriest) May 23, 2018 "THEY ARE GONNA EAT YOU! DON'T DO IT! I LOVE YOU, CHUNK, GET BACK HERE!" — Cherie Priest (@cmpriest) May 23, 2018 I have been in Chunk’s momma’s shoes. (Yes, and I have introduced myself, more than once, as “[insert dog’s name] mommy”, because social norms stop being embarrassing, eventually.) ME: "IT'S OKAY! YOU CAN LOOK! THEY WON'T …

Cat “Semi-Bleg” — Houston Area

In Cat Blogging, Pet Rescue by Anne Laurie

From commentor Kirk S: The background: I live in an apartment complex in Houston – been here for three years now. There’s a cat colony in our section that has an extremely prolific mother. Unfortunately she’s also very smart about traps and completely opposed to a hand or other human body part within a couple of feet. At the same time she knows – and teaches her kittens – that people are where the food is. (We are not the only ones. We put out water as do a few …

Thursday Morning Open Thread: What, Son?

In Dog Blogging, Open Thread, Pet Rescue by Anne Laurie

From inveterate commentor Miss Bianca: Most all y’all know that my old dog, the noble Stella, died recently. So many jackals sent their condolences in response to my distress call that I was quite overwhelmed. I can’t thank you all enough for letting me know that I wasn’t alone in feeling the pain of a beloved dog passing. I’m getting weepy just thinking about it. I expected to stay weepy for quite some time as we made the transition to a one-dog household. I meant to put away Stella’s bowl, …

Monday Morning Open Thread: Kitten Kaboodle

In All we want is life beyond the thunderdome, Cat Blogging, Open Thread, Pet Rescue by Anne Laurie

From wise commentor & rescue angel Satby: Here’s some kitten crack for the jackals. I think there’s over 20 right now at Becky’s maternity ward / abandoned kitten orphanage. These skinny little guys were abandoned. Lots of sweet little faces to brighten up your day. All will be available for adoption, but not until they have been fixed and immunized, so that’s still some weeks in the future. Just in case anyone falls in love 😆 [At the top], a bonus kitten pile pick of not-so-feral Turtle’s kittens, both adopted …

Commenter Lizzie Has A Question About Dogs and Cats Living Together!

In Cat Blogging, Critters, Dog Blogging, Open Thread, Pet Rescue by Adam L Silverman

As we wait for 3:00 PM EDT to roll around and begin the Friday afternoon news breakening, we could use a new thread. And since commenter Lizzie’s question deserves some broader exposure than the few folks who’ve seen it buried in the comments to the previous thread, here it is: Since it’s an open thread….sorry in advance for the long post, especially by a lurker who rarely posts! But there are a lot of knowledgeable animal lovers here and I’d love some advice about whether to pursue adopting two dogs. …

Monday Morning Open Thread: KITTENS!

In Cat Blogging, Open Thread, Pet Rescue by Anne Laurie

Now we can take comfort that at least one good thing has already happened this week! From wise commentor / gardener / rescue angel Satby: You may have seen my comments last week about me spending Easter trying to trap a pregnant feral female cat that was part of a group I was feeding over winter. People have requested kitten pictures, so I thought I would share our little lady’s saga. My cunningly hidden humane trap (under the rug) outside the garage I hoped I wouldn’t have to go into …