Open Thread: This Dog Saved My Life

If most of us here were not already positive dogs are really angels with fur.

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Saturday Morning Open Thread: CHONK

The Morris Animal Rescue twitter feed is currently full of adorable chonky (and imposter not-actually-that-chonky) cats.

And, of course, there is merch! PSA: Do *not* order this shirt as a gift unless you are very sure the recipient will not assume an implied criticism…








Friday Morning Open Thread: There’s Still Time!…


Nobody tell Cole about this, he’s got enough on his plate ottoman already. But if you’re curious, ActionNews suggests checking the shelter’s Facebook page.

Elsewhere… The Repubs have already decided that Trump is gonna lose in 2020, because we all know deficits only matter when there’s a Democrat in the Oval Office:

Further proof:

So — while we must still do our best to Dump Trump — here’s to the success of Amy McGrath!








Respite Open Thread: As Long As We’re Talking Chonks

Gabe and Scout - puppy and kitty

Last time I updated you on Gabe, I think I was still wondering if he was happy here. He’s erased all doubts about that. One day it was like a switch flipped, and he just relaxed into living here. He snuggles when he needs attention, sleeps on my feet at night, spends time outside and comes back when I call him, accepts the ducks as just part of the general craziness here and seems genuinely happy. Oh, and he very often sleeps on top of one of the dogs. Just ’cause.

He has put on a few pounds. But we don’t talk about that here. I’m sure it had a lot to do with being put on such a restrictive diet at the shelter to heal up his UTI. And the stress of the whole upheaval in his life.  As recommended by our very own WereBear, I’ve moved the cats to a mostly wet food diet. He may un-chonk. He may not. He’s still a handsome devil.

Scout is adorable as always.

Respite open thread…








Respite Open Thread – Find This Big Boi A Home

I wouldn’t be surprised if he were already spoken for, but this is definitely of interest to this blog.