Wednesday, July 23, 2014

An Irresistible Face

Buddy:  We' thought we would share a dog shame photo today.

Percy:  How does one ruin a camera while taking a selfie?

Cyndi:  I don't know, but the camera can't be a point and shoot.  It must be a point and break.

Merci:  How could anyone resist those eyes, that face? 

Cameron:  You're too old for him, Merci.  He's only 9 months old.  You're older than that in years.

Merci:  Thanks very much for pointing that out, Cameron.  You've really made my day.

Cameron:  Oh, no problem, Merci.  Always glad to give you a compliment.

Micah:  I think Merci was being facetious.

Cameron:  That's okay.  She knows she's welcome.

Sam:  Am I the only one around here that has no idea what is going on?

Rusty:  Oh, no, you are far from the only one.  In fact, I doubt any of us know what is going on.

Marcus:  *raises paw*  I know, I know.  Merci was making eyes at the broken camera pup and Cameron told her she is too old for him and -

Merci"  Marcus, if you say one more word, I'm going to pin a note to your chest that you talk too much.  I was not making eyes at the camera dog.  I merely commented that he's got an irresistible face, which meant I think he was forgiven by his human.

Marcus:  That's what I need, an irresistible face so I can get away with anything.

Buddy:  You better find one fast, kid.  I think Jan just discovered her sandwich is missing.

The photo can be found at

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Guilt and Innocence

UPDATE:  Oh, dear, we did it again.  We auto published our post and forgot one of us has a birthday today.  It's actually not Merci's birthday; it's her assigned birthday.  Jan signed her out of the local animal shelter on this date back in 2003, so this is her birthday, gotcha day and prison release day all rolled into one.  We love you, Merci, and the Funny Farmers wouldn't be the same without you. 

And now back to our regular post while we hound Jan for forgetting again.

Percy:  I just came across this old photo in our archives.  What did you do wrong, Buddy?  I can't remember.

Cyndi:  I remember this photo.  We posted it in 2012.

Micah:  This was before my time.  I'd like to know what you did wrong, too.   

Buddy:  I didn't do anything wrong.  I was framed.

Merci:  Who framed you?

Buddy:  Sam did.

Sam:  I did not frame you!  You were guilty!

Marcus:  Does this mean every time I'm accused of doing something wrong, I have to write an apology?

Buddy:  No, Marcus, don't write any apology notes.  They'll follow you forever, even if you're innocent. 

Sam:  You were not innocent. You shredded Merci's bed, scattered the stuffing and tried to blame me.

Rusty:  If I remember correctly, Sam, your excuse was you were innocent because you don't dig in bedding.  However, you have been known to eat your bedding.  Did anyone check the bed for teeth marks?

Sam:  Hey, whose side are you on, Rusty?  Did anyone check the bed for nail impressions?  I should have called 9-1-1 and asked the police department to send a nail investigator out.  He would have proved Buddy was guilty.

Cameron: What's a nail investigator?  Is he related to a fingerprint technician?

Buddy:  Yes, I believe he's a first cousin.  But I should have called 9-1-1 and asked them to send a teeth impressionist.  Or is that a tooth impressionist?  He would have proved I was innocent.

Cyndi:  That was a long time ago, guys.  It doesn't matter any more.  Personally, I think you should have called and ordered a pizza.

Sam:  Hey, that sounds like a good idea.  Let's do it now.

Buddy:  Okay, but who's paying for it?

Merci:  I think it should be whichever one of you was guilty.

Sam and Buddy:  That would be -

Percy:  Why don't Buddy and Sam just split the bill? 

Monday, July 21, 2014

Assassinated Tea Kettle

Percy:  Do you remember this melted tea kettle from a couple of years ago?

Cyndi:  Jan melted it.  We had nothing to do with it.

Sam:  It was brand new.  Mr. Doug gave it to her for Christmas.

Cameron:  And Jan assassinated it.

Merci:  No she didn't.  You can't assassinate a tea kettle.

Marcus:  You can't?  Then what do you assassinate?

Micah:  Not what.  You don't assassinate a what.  You assassinate a who.

Rusty:  So who was Jan trying to assassinate when she killed the tea kettle?

Buddy:  She wasn't trying to assassinate anyone.  She was trying to boil water.

Marcus:  Oh, so the kettle wouldn't boil and Jan melted it?

Cameron:  Yes, evidently you don't want to make Jan angry with you.

Merci:  No, you have it all wrong.  Jan walked out of the room and forgot about it until she smelled something burning.

Cyndi:  Well, I should say something was burning.  The house was filling with smoke and we were all choking and trying to find our way to a door to escape.

Rusty:  And what TV show did you get that story line from, Cyndi?

Micah:  I think that was before my time.  I'm glad I missed it. 

Sam:  You've been here long enough to know when Jan starts something, she will inevitibly leave the room and forget about it. 

Buddy:  That's why we have 911 on speed dial.  Just in case.

Percy:  You guys have made me forget why I brought up the subject.  I'm sorry I asked. Go back to whatever you were doing. 

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Mastering the Hammock

Buddy:  We have a two part Sunday Smile for you today.

Micah:  Part I was too tame, so we'll go right to Part 2.

Sam:  This is Timo the Ragdoll.

Cameron:  He has his own hammock.

Rusty:  We think someone was putting him in the hammock in Part 1.

Cyndi:  But Part 2 is funny so we'll start here.  It's short.

If the video doesn't play, click here.

Percy:  We doubt Timo has a weight problem.  That's a lot of exercise.

Marcus:  I think he'd have more fun exercising with me in a game of soccer.

Merci:  He's evidently had a lot of practice because now he appears to be relaxed.  This, too, is a short video.

If the video doesn't play, click here.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Dirt Flavoring

Micah:  We like to do Sepia Saturday, Caturday Art and Black & White Sunday using a series of the same photograph for that week.  It's interesting to see just a smidgeon of what can be done with a picture.
Rusty:  Here are Merci, me and Sam giving Jan the back of disrespect last winter.  We asked Jan to lighten it a bit and this is the lightened version.

Merci;   Don't worry.  We're not going to try to teach you anything because we don't actually know anything.  We just have fun watching Jan play with these for us.  This is the original.  Notice how Sam looks like he needs a bath but he wasn't actually dirty.

Sam:  Because we used the lightened photo for the rest of this series, I don't look like I need a bath in this sepia version. 

Cameron:  This is the Photoshop Elements "newspaper" black and white.  It is too light and clear for any newspaper we've seen Jan read.  Perhaps she reads the wrong newspapers?

Percy:  Jan tried a colorful frame for Caturday Art.  Hmmm, not bad.  It does make the black and white stand out.  Do you think it needs a little something, Buddy?

Buddy:  Oh, I don't know.  Possibly.  Perhaps you'll prefer the color version n a colorful frame.  I kind of like it myself.  But then readers have different taste so some might prefer the black and white.

Cyndi:  Marcus, you get stranger by the day.  You're licking the original version of the photo.  Why?

Marcus:  I'm taste testing.  It looks dark and dirty and I love dirt.  But it doesn't taste like dirt.  I think Jan forgot to add flavoring.  Do any of you know where she keeps the dirt flavoring?

Come join Ruckus the Eskie for Sepia Saturday. 

And Athena and Marie for Caturday Art.

 And so-hosts Nola and Sugar for Black & White Sunday.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Air of Mystery

Cameron:  Have you ever met Cleo, Pickles, Marbles and Dinnermintz?

Rusty:  They're the kitties from the All Fur One and One Fur All blog.

Micah:  If you haven't met them yet, you have no excuse now.

Cyndi:  'Cause we interviewed them for Mousebreath, the ezine written by cats for cats.  .

Percy:  Hop, run, fly or crawl if necessary to Mousebreath to read their story,

Buddy:  And then stop by their blog and ask how Marbles and Dinnermintz got their names.

Merci:  Yes, please, we're all dying to know the answer to that question.

Sam:  Our feline siblings didn't ask because they wanted to leave a hint of mystery.

Marcus:  Come on, tell the truth, guys.  They didn't ask because they forgot to.  Isn't that right, Percy?

Percy:  Uh ... yeah ... actually, it did sort of slip our mind at the time.  But an air of mystery makes for a better story, so we'll stick with that.

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