So for some stupid reason, even though my house is full, I keep looking at petfinder for cats and dogs (oddly enough, the potential in every one cheers me up even though I know they are in shitty situations), and I cam across this at around noon today:
I think I may have actually squealed like a pre-teen girl when I saw that- it’s the same sad eyes and flat sad ears that pulled Lily into my life. Thank goodness I have no car because otherwise I would be on the road to Lancaster, Ohio, first thing Monday morning.
That dog is precious and clearly another retired sex worker who needs TO BE ON MY LAP WITH LILY AND ROSIE.
There’s always a rental car.
Seriously, you don’t have a rental? Paid by your insurance co? Really?
Lancaster isn’t all that far from you is it?
Another retired sex worker?
That pup is totes adore. I get where you’re coming from, Cole.
Awwww. Yes, he does need to be on your lap with Lily and Rosie.
And this, Cole, is why the mister and I luvs yer site.
She’s so beautiful in her scarf.
I think you need her.
Cute dog. I am in dogperson love with it too, at first glance.
As for Cole, if he gets it, I suppose we can keep count and decide when an intervention is required.
How’s the trashed-car-in-the-field project coming along?
Edit: if the trashed care saga keeps up much longer, the story will soon deserve a country song devoted to it. Cole should try his hand an anthem, might make enough coin to to tow the thing and get a new car.
@BillinGlendaleCA: @Aji: @Elizabelle: You people are only enabling him.
Villago Delenda Est
Someone said it in the last thread:
Cole can’t stay away from the bitches.
Since we’re on the subject of adorable doggies making us sad and needing homes…this boy at my local shelter is just breaking my heart https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=630349453677727&set=pb.211690755543601.-2207520000.1387676767.&type=3&src=https%3A%2F%2Fscontent-a-pao.xx.fbcdn.net%2Fhphotos-prn1%2F1521625_630349453677727_1171453992_n.jpg&size=936%2C588
SERIOUSLY. If any BJers know anyone in the Bay Area who has room in their home and heart for this buddy…pleeeeeease send them Scooby’s way!
@Time Travelin: Totes McGoats.
Did you check out the scarf?
The teats. She may have whelped recently.
@Villago Delenda Est: As I noted there, I’ve got that problem as well. Now they demand a walk.
@SiubhanDuinne: @Elizabelle: Neither of those things said retired sex worker to me, but okay.
It’s the jaunty scarf that makes the outfit.
@Alison: I knew I shouldn’t have clicked the link. I got tears in my eyes just reading your comment.
@Omnes Omnibus: I thought she just looked fashionable. Nothing about her says “hooker” to me.
Well, fashionable, and oh so sweet.
Remember, if the shelter permits out-of-area adoptions, we can probably set up a travel chain to get Juliet to a new home. But better not in WV, because seriously, Cole, Lily doesn’t need any more lap competition!
“Beagle/dachshund mix”… heck, I can remember when somebody swore he’d never live with a dog that bore any trace of the Beagle Taint…
@WaterGIrl: I KNOW RIGHT.
I love beagles. Love, love, love, love beagles.
And they’ve become fashionable again in Northern Virginia, believe it or not.
Although I never thought they fell out of fashion.
Well, I’d take her because she’s get along great with Demondog (the recent adopted dachshund), but I already have four. Cute little thing.
[‘And two cats.’]
@Omnes Omnibus: Yer point?
There are at least 100,000 dead Iraqis who are crying real heavenly tears at all the suffering of St. John of Arizona.
[‘Our Fucking Worthless Town.’]
Sparkly scarf is sparkly. Doggie is cute. You need another dog and a cat to complete your menagerie.
There are never enough pets. GO GET HER, COLE. Ignore these reasonable people!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
@max: Is that from the NYT magazine? This week there is a long tongue bath to McCain by Mark Leibovich.
@Aji: I see.
This little girl is cute, cute, cute. Speaking for Lily, though, since she can’t speak up for herself…
Lily has graciously accepted another dog, and there is love enough and lap enough for two dogs. But as someone who grew up with two sisters, I can tell you that when you have three, one is always left out.*
Stand your ground, Lily! (No, don’t get the shotgun and shoot him.) Just let Cole know that two dogs is enough. But he can get as many kitties as he wants, that’s different.
Edit: *and my oldest sister still isn’t completely over it.
Cole : get laid.
Jim, Foolish Literalist
“build the dang fence!”
Jesus, he was traumatized by the ridicule? There wasn’t nearly enough. I wouldn’t be surprised, if anyone ever gave enough of a fuck to do the research, that his fawning “Sunday show” appearances became even more frequent post-Palin
@max: Hand to goddess, I’ve got a post about that I’m holding so the Blogmaster can let his Crazy Cat Guy flag fly free…
@max: I think he was most traumatized by being passed over for O-7.
um, dogs aren’t human.
Cole, if you can afford the vet costs, etc., there’s no earthly reason you shouldn’t adopt this doggie. 3 dogs — especially 3 little dogs — is in no way excessive….again, if you can afford it.
@Omnes Omnibus: I thought he meant she was a breed animal from a puppy farm, but if she’s a mix like Elizabelle says, that’s not likely – unless the beagle/dachshund is some new breed, like the schnoodle. (Beashund? Dachsgle?)
Maybe now’s a good time to give an update on our loss of the awesome and beloved Fergus and the adoption of the awesome and beloved Amelia Pond?
She’s settled in wonderfully. She’s just all joy and fun, she does indeed take no shit from Maxwell (who tries to steal her food) but she’s an instant friend to all dogs and people. And even though she’s an escape artist extraordinaire, we took her to the dog park whose gate won’t even slow her down for a second she slid right under it like it was a game of limbo, but when we called her name, she stopped turned around, and came running back to us.
In short, how did we luck into this wonderful girl?
All I can say is: do it, Cole. These pets make us better people.
Oh, and spring for a fucking rental car, cheapskate!
@Jim, Foolish Literalist: THIS.
He got the kid-glove treatment where anyone else would’ve been crucified. And still he whines.
Wait! Mccain was a POW!!??
OK, take two on pimping my wife’s post on how she dreams she’d train our dogs. http://ranchandsyrup.com/2013/12/21/the-watergun/
….and have the space, I guess I should have added.
we adopted a second dog because he looked like our first. Two alpha males in the same household is interesting, but they get along ok.
@Omnes Omnibus: Was that before his first or his second crash?
@eemom: No, dogs are pack animals who are even more hierarchial than us primates. Lily, according to Cole, is quite submissive; Rosie is not. Per his anecdotes, the two bitches have achieved a satisfactory stand-off where Lily doesn’t demand Rosie accept her canine-proper “second banana” status, and Rosie doesn’t push her luck by challenging Lily-who-John-loves-most.
As someone who’s watched a lot of dogs, especially rescue dogs, interact over the last thirty years (and I have the surgical scars to prove it), I’m amazed how much Cole got lucky with his current two-dog pack. Adding a third female dog, be she never so submissive, greatly increases the chances of personality conflicts… and the ensuing vet bills.
This is the very opposite of anthromorphosizing; it’s acknowledging that dogs are not tiny humans in fursuits, and that sometimes we can understand their motivations but not change their hard-wiring.
@Yatsuno: After both.
@eemom: Well said.
@efgoldman: It would be fun to have some caches of water weapons around the house. Could think of all sorts of uses…..
@Anne Laurie: I think part of my success is that I listened to a lot of people commenting here and have made sure that my house is always a house of plenty. I have multiple food bowls for the dogs, several litter boxes (he really only uses one, but I wanted Steve to know it was his house and I put up a couple boxes to counteract the scent of Tunch and used the Felliway plugin and pray), and there is always ample lap time.
I also always have a lot of company, and all of my friends are pet owners, so all their human interaction has been positive and reassuring since the day they came into my home. I really honestly believe that if you let pets know there is always plenty of whatever they want and socialize them with good people, there really isn’t any set of animals who can not live under the same roof (with the obvious exceptions of very damaged animals and gos with very high prey drive that would not be good for cats).
All in all, I can honestly say I have learned a great deal about dogs and cats in the last couple of years, and wouldn’t flinch before introducing another animal- as long as it is the right one, and I know the right one when I see it.
@efgoldman: So do people.
I love this blog and those who comment. I live in Fairbanks, AK where today the sun ‘rose’ at 10:59a and set at 2:40p. This site makes up the difference. Thank you all.
@efgoldman: Sure enough. A couple of ours are cat sized so it’d work for us as well. I’d end up using them on unsuspecting humans, though.
You could try looking at a dating site or going out to meet people. I’m under the impression you have all your teeth, so you’re already ahead.
@efgoldman: I might try it on my niece and nephew over the holidays.
I’m a sucker for brown eyed beauties in disco ties. You should go get her.
@Cassidy: Having lived 40 miles from the WVa border for much of my life, I’m not convinced having all your teeth is a plus when looking for a mate
“when she was in foster care she got along great with all dogs, cats, and children” (from her bio) — indicates she is skilled at fitting in
I’ll donate $20 for John’s car rental or gas …
I’m in for $20. I just looked at her other photos on the website. She needs you.
If there’s a FSM: when John finally moves the car, he finds the mustard.
ETA: In fact, I would throw $20 into the pot for someone to drive to the field and put a jar of mustard underneath the car.
Backseat. But yeah, I am in for another $20. Does anyone know the mustard brand? Good thing Cole doesn’t read his blog, huh?
She’s gorgeous. She belongs in your home. I’m sure one of your many friends or a family member would be happy to loan you their car or drive you there themselves. Go get her.
What about Scooby, the lonely elderly Corgi? Can you set up a chain to get him a home?
I want her http://www.oregonhumane.org/adopt/adopted_detail.asp?animalID=153521
I saw this post on Twitter earlier and couldn’t resist clicking on “Find a Pet” for my area. It’s a huge coincidence because my oldest son and I almost took a cat home from adoption day at Petsmart. They had a tabby named Hashbrown that my son keeps talking about. I fell in love with a Maine Coon named Tigger.
Damn you, Cole. It’s catching.
We adopted a dog from the local shelter years ago when my boys were littel. Before that, we adopted cats. As it stands, we have a dog and two cats, and all have been rescues. Sometimes you go looking for a new critter to take in, and sometimes they find you.
Our most recent addition is a glorious longhair, what they used to call Balinese. She’s like a lilac pointed Siamese, but with long hair and gorgeous big blue eyes. She appeared on our front porch a couple of summers ago and simply would not leave. I had her tested for feline leukemia, she passed the test, and then had her bathed and got all her medical needs taken care off. The dog hated her, as did the other cat, but they have a non-aggressive alliance now and it’s all good.
This cat, Fiona, is simply the best cat ever. She’s quiet, affectionate, playful and as sweet as any pet we’ve ever had. The vet techs and the groomer all have told me they’ve never seen such a sweetheart. People who come to visit invariably say they would take her home with them in a heartbeat. She’s just amazing.
So I guess if John sees something in this new dog, then he should follow his heart and save her.
Oh, and check on the rental car policy if you go that route. We’re driving a rental car now while our car is in the shop, and the contract says no pets allowed.
@donnah: Nice story, and she advice. All before 8:30. Today should be a good day.
@WaterGIrl: Not that it matters, since the thread is dead, but that was supposed to be SAGE advice. Damn autocorrect.
Villago Delenda Est
I would LOVE to know what the hell happened that derailed the McCain flag express, third iteration.
I have a sneaking suspicion that his air wing command didn’t work out well, and the Navy said enough is enough with the legacy shit, this guy doesn’t have what it takes for a flag.
So what’s going on with Ms. Disco Scarf Dog?
You know you want her.
@Elizabelle: You are a trouble-maker! Do they made you sit at the bad kids table for holiday meals? :-)
Full disclosure: The bad kids table is the best seat in the house.
Edit: she is so unbelievably cute that I suspect she has been snapped up by someone between last night and now.