Friday, April 18, 2014

Blanketless Establishment

Cyndi:  Where has the week gone?  It's already Friday again.

Rusty:  I think the week froze.  Everything else did.  A lot of bloggers had snow but we just had rain, cold and at least one freezing night.  Brrrrr. 

Cameron:  It's been a good week, though.  We worked on a couple of interviews and checked on a few that requested some time. 

Micah:  We are glad to have finished our interview with a couple of lovely ladycats from Lily LeMew & Jan too! And we've got another interview all set for next week.  We'd love to get a few weeks ahead so we don't have to stress over being empty-pawed.   (Hint, hint, for any of you who are already in the process or would like to volunteer yourself or another blogging cat.)

Percy:  We enjoyed getting to know these cats better. We remember when Lily Le Mew opened her blog as an only cat. Some of you will remember when / how Jan arrived and for whom she was named.  (Not for our Jan!)  Stop by Mousebreath, the ezine for cats by cats, and read their story, The LeMew Sister, Lily and Jan.

Buddy:  We're proud of the Funny Farmer Felines.  They've worked hard this week while we woofies watched in between naps.

Merci::  Speak for yourself, Buddy.  You definitely took a lot of naps.  You were snuggled under a quilt or a dog blanket most of the week.

Sam:  And Marcus jumped the gate so he could snuggle on the bed with Buddy and the cats. You and I were left blanketless, Merci.  We should make some signs and walk a protest line out in the dog pen where all the neighbors can read about how unfairly we've been treated.

Marcus: This sounds like fun. I've never been to a protest before.  Can I join you?

Sam:  No, you can't join us.  We'll be protesting you and Buddy.  

Merci:  You might want to count me out, Sam.  I'd have to be honest and the truth is if Jan gives you a blanket, you stand up, shake it off, and sleep elsewhere.  There's nothing to protest about.

Marcus:  That's too bad.  I was looking forward to shouting, Down with the blanketless establishment!!

Buddy:  Be glad the protest is canceled before you embarrass yourself.  There's no such thing as a blanketless establishment.

Percy:  Excuse me, but this is Funny Farmer Feline Friday and you guys are arguing over blankets and taking over our post.  Be quiet and let us finish.

We are joining this week's Pet Parade, hosted by Rascal and Rocco.  We can't wait to see who the Featured Favorite is today.

It's co-hosted by Bionic Basil, Love is being owned by a husky, Barking from the Bayou, and Jan's Funny Farm (that's us).

There are no rules and the blog hop stays open all week, so there is no excuse for you not to join.  

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Buddy Mini Mess

Buddy:  When I was a pup I kept the area around my bed so neat and organized, I started a bedmaking school to help others learn the basics of housekeeping.  When Mini Me AKA Marcus first came to stay with us temporarily, he was a young, impressionable pup and I am proud to say he has been an A student.

Marcus:  Thank you, Buddy.  I am proud to be your Mini Me.  I love keeping my area clean and neat.  Here I am a few weeks ago playing in my (borrowed) neat and clean crate.  I've since outgrown it but it was fun to retreat inside away from the mess the other dogs make. 

Buddy:  As you can see, everything was in its place.

Percy:  And what place would that be, Buddy?  It looks like a mess to me and the other cats.

Marcus:  I take exception to that, Percy.  Would you like to borrow Jan's reading glasses so you can see the photo better?

Percy:  No, thanks.  I can see it fine.  I can also remember Marcus dragging our cat toys into the crate before he shredded them.

Merci:  I remember sharing sleeping quarters with you, Buddy.  You weren't happy just making a mess on your half of the bed, you'd mess up my half too.  It always looked like a family of baboons wandered through and left their trash strewn about.

Buddy:  I never!

Merci:  You always!  And this winter while you and Marcus slept in luxury, Jan covered the crate to make me a warm cave to sleep in at night.  I could never get comfortable because of all the lumps in the bedding.  If that's what you guys think is gold star bedmaking, you obviously slept through the course.

Marcus:  I thought this post was supposed to be a positive one about me and my mentor Buddy.  He taught me everything I know about being neat and clean. 

Buddy:  Just look at how organized Marcus kept his crate.

Merci:  I hate to break this to you guys, but, Marcus, you're not a Buddy Mini Me.  You're a Buddy Mini Mess.

Marcus:  Thank you, Merci. I'm so thankful Buddy saw my potential and took me under his wing ... er, paw.

We are joining Pepi Smart Dog for Thankful Thursday.

And co-hosts Ruckus the Eskie and Love is being owned by a Huskie for Thoughtless Thursday.

(Links to both blog hops below)

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

A Feline Inalienable Right

Rusty:  We cats are notorious for changing our minds.  It's our inalienable right!

Buddy:  What does that have to do with today's post?

Rusty:  I changed my mind.  It's my right.  That's all I have to say on the subject. 

Merci:  Are you referring to the Nature's Variety Instinct Raw Boost Minis duck formula cat treats you were taste testing?

Rusty:  Yes.  They're freeze dried raw duck and turkey. They sounded like they would be delicious when Jan asked us all what flavor we'd like to try.  And they smell yummy too.

Merci:  What made you change your mind?

Rusty:  I told you, I'm a cat.  It's my inalienable right!

Sam:  Mmmmm, they look good.   May I try some?

Rusty:  No, you're a canine, not a feline.  But there are also raw treats for canines. 

Cyndi:  Yes, they do smell yummy.  I do think I will try one or two.

Percy:  Delicious!  Can I have the box so I can see the list of ingredients.  Hmmm, They also contain turkey liver and heart, pumpkinseeds, apples, carrots, butternut squash, ground flaxseed, montmorillite clay, broccoli, lettuce, spinach, dried kelp, apple cider vinegar, parsley, honey, salmon oil, olive oil, blueberries, alfalfa sprouts, persimmons, rosemary, sage and cloves. 

Cameron: Okay, I sniffed them.  Now what do I do with them? 

Marcus:  I'll be glad to taste test them for you.

Cameron:  You dogs don't share your treats with us.  Don't even think about taking mine!

Percy:  Okay, Rusty doesn't want to taste his and neither does Rusty, but they won't let me eat their share and Jan won't let me have any more from the package.  This isn't fair.

Micah:  Nom, nom, nom.  These are pretty good.

Cyndi:  Jan thought we might like to try these healthy raw treats, but some of us didn't know what to make of them.  I ate 2 or 3 and that was all I wanted to try.    

Rusty:  I wouldn't taste any for a couple of days.  Yesterday morning Jan dropped a couple on top of my breakfast.  I turned up my nose.  Then she opened my mouth and popped in one.  Hey, that wasn't too bad.  I had a second.  Then I ate my breakfast but left the third for Micah.

Cameron:  I'll pass, thank you.  Veggies and fruits aren't my cup of nip.

Buddy:  You cats don't know what's good.  I've seen you get all excited over fresh roasted turkey and then turn up your nose when Jan gave you a taste.  I don't understand you.

Micah and Percy:  The raw treats were delish!  We haven't minded cleaning up after the others.  They don't know what's good for them!

We would like to thank for sending us a box of cat treats to taste.  We were not paid to write this.  Any opinions expressed are strictly our own.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

When the Bed Attacks

Rusty:  Here we are with another Sunday Smile for you.

Micah:  Today we have a killer bed video.

Cyndi:  Don't listen to him.  It's not really a killer bed.  It just pretends to be.

Sam:  Yeah, beds don't really kill.  Or do they?  Perhaps I should be relieved Jan thinks I'm too big and heavy to sleep in her bed.

Marcus:  I've heard rumors about rogue springs in Jan's bed but so far I haven't met any.    What about you, Buddy?

Buddy:  I haven't met any rogue springs either, but I sleep pretty soundly, unless I get pushed out of bed and onto the floor.   I think Jan just wants all of us to believe they exist so she can have the bed to herself.

Cameron:  See for yourself what happens when a bed attacks!

If the video doesn't play, click here.

Percy:  We posted the original of this graphic FridayYesterday we showed it in sepia and also in textured.

Rusty:  Guess  you can tell we felines interviewed the Kwee Cats this week.

Cyndy:  You mean last week.  Today is Sunday so it's already next week.

Merci:  We like the simplicity of this graphic in black and white.

We are joining the Black & White Sunday blog hop, co-hosted by Dachshund Nola and Sugar the GR.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Plain Sepia Texture

Cameron:  Welcome to the Funny Farmers' Saturday/Caturday art festival.

Merci:  Wait a minute.  Did I miss a meeting?  I haven't heard anything about an art festival.  Are we selling art or just framing it?

Micah:  Neither.  Cameron is just trying to make this a festive day.  So humor him.  Okay?

Rusty:  We're going to stick with our regular weekend theme of showing different art aspects of a photo or graphic.

Cyndi: This is the original of the graphic we kitties asked Jan to make for our Friday interview.  Obviously, we interviewed the Kwee Cats

Percy:  *nudges Sam*  Pssst, it's your turn.  Say something.

Sam:  Yesterday you told us canines we're not allowed to participate in any interview conversation.

Percy:  This isn't an interview conversation.  We just mentioned it so readers would have a little background on the graphic and we included the links in case they missed the post.

Sam:  So it's okay for me to speak now? 

Percy:  Of course!  What would you like to say?

Sam:  I forget.  Oh, I remember.  Below is the graphic in sepia. 

Marcus:  This makes me think of ...

Cameron:  Don't say dirt!

Marcus:  I was going to say this makes me think of you guys.  You're a big family, too, but they don't have any woofies in their group.  I wish you guys could adopt me so I could be part of a big family.

Buddy:  And for our Caturday Art, we used the same graphic and added some texture.  I like it.  What about you?

We are joining Sepia Saturday, hosted by Ruckus the Eskie.

 And Caturday Art, hosted by Athena cat goddess

Friday, April 11, 2014

A Tranquilizer in Water

Marcus:  Can someone tell me why Jan is upset with me?

Buddy:  I can.  When Mr. Doug brought Jan back from Walmart Thursday, she opened the door and you were so excited you didn't just run out the door like you did Tuesday.

Sam:  No, you're a an excited pee-er.  You got so excited, you peed right inside the door and ran out the door still peeing.  Mr. Doug caught you by the collar, Jan dragged you inside, you took off out the door again to see Mr. Doug,

Merci:  Jan dragged you back inside and dropped her shopping bags, Mr. Doug reached inside the door and dropped a 30 pound bag of cat litter into your pee puddle. 

Rusty:  When Jan grabbed and lifted the litter bag with one hand, her denim purse fell off her arm and right smack into the puddle of pee.  The neighbors probably heard the scream .

Marcus:  Oh, so that's what all the excitement was about.  She washed the purse, so why is she still upset with me?

Cameron:  Because you're four months old and haven't had - make that hadn't had an accident in weeks - if we don't count the excited dribbles when Luke's hu-mom Teresa stopped by.  Jan is trying to let you have the run of the house with the rest of us instead of crating you when she leaves for a short while.  And how do you pay her back?

Marcus:  I don't know.  Should I buy her flowers?

Cyndi:  Cameron isn't asking what you should do in the future.  He's asking what did you do Thursday to pay her back for her confidence in you.

Marcus:  I don't think I understand this confidence thing.  But I do understand I'm an excited pee-er.  I heard the vet bragging about that to everyone on my last visit.

Percy:  I don't think he was bragging about you, Marcus.  I think he was warning everyone to stay out of shooting range. 

Micah:  Well, this is sure not fun.  We had an entire blog post written last night, all ready to go just as soon as we picked up the interview url this morning and this is all that's left of it.  Okay, who ate it?

Marcus:  Don't look at me.  I eat just about anything and everything, but I've never eaten a blog post in my life.

Rusty:  Well, I guess we'll have to write it again.  It sure would be nice if we could have breakfast first, but there isn't time.  It's not easy working on an empty stomach.  Let's see, how did it go?  Oh, yes...

Cyndi:  *dancing and singing around the kitchen table*
            We're back, we're back, weeeee-ee ar-re baa-ack!

Buddy:  Who's back?  And where were you?

Micah:  We Funny Farmer Felines are back after four weeks without publishing a Mousebreath interview.

Cameron:  Yes, for two weeks, we had no interview to post and then for two weeks, we had life interruptions  - setting up a new computer one week and getting locked out of Mousebreath the next.

Percy:  Our interview subjects today were very good about responding in a timely fashion and have patiently waited for us to return.  Their mom has been sick this week, so you might want to stop by their blog and wish her a speedy recover.

Cyndi:  We are pleased to welcome all of the Kwee Cats - Duchess, Piewhackit, Pungy, Odysseus, Domino, Sneaky Pie and Oliver.

Sam:  Please put your paws together in welcome.

Rusty:  What are you doing, Sam?  This part of the post is for us kitties.  You don't qualify.  You're a canine.

Merci::  You mean we can't even help with the introduction?

Micah:  No!  If we let you help this time, you'll want to help every week and then you'll want to get paid.

Cameron:  We get paid?  Why hasn't anyone mentioned this to me?

Percy:  No, we don't get paid.  But Mousebreath is a cat ezine, so if we allow the woofies to help us, the Mousebreath editor might fire us.

Cameron:  Fire us?  But if we don't get paid because we're locked out and fired, how are we going to eat and keep a roof over our heads?

Percy:  Relax.  We were only locked out for a few days and it was a mistake, not anything personal. And we haven't been fired or we wouldn't be publishing today's interview. 

Cyndi:  Cameron, would you like for me to bring you a bowl of water?  You're looking a little white around your black tuxedo.

Micah:  I suggest a tranquilizer in the water and a long nap.

Percy:  To get back on subject, we are pleased to welcome the Kwee Cats today.  We hope you will stop by Mousebreath to read their story, Quite Cute Kwee Cats.

Rusty:  Yes, do read the interview first and then stop by the Kwee Cats blog to say hello.

Now we are off to join this week's Pet Parade, hosted by Rascal & Rocco.  We can't wait to see who the Featured Favorite is today.

It's co-hosted by Bionic Basil, Love is being owned by a husky, Barking from the Bayou, and Jan's Funny Farm (that's us).

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