Monday, October 13, 2014

Marcus Flashes

Rusty:  We just have to tell this story on the devil dog.  Oh, sorry.  On Marcus.

Merci:  The things this pup finds to get into often curls Jan's hair, even when the humidity is low.



Cameron:  Here is Marcus posing as if he is checking out a cat ball toy and actually behaving himself for once. 

Cyndi:  Doesn't he look innocent?  It never lasts, though. He'll do anything to get his picture taken.  Even behave.

Buddy:  Saturday morning Jan was talking to Mr. Doug on the phone.  Marcus walked up and opened his mouth a little.

Micah:  In case you aren't aware, it is dark in there.  In Marcus' mouth, I mean.  .

Sam:  So when Marcus walked up and opened his mouth, Jan almost freaked out.

Percy:  "Cause from this dark cavern bright colored lights started flashing. 

Sam:  After a slight scream and a second to blink, Jan reached in Marcus' mouth and pulled out that innocent little cat ball toy in the first photo.


Buddy:  See the cat toy flashing in the picture now that Jan has turned it on?

Percy:  It has a little button.  When pushed, colored lights flash.

Rusty:  Jan is working on deep cleaning the house, so no telling what else will show up, but Marcus found the lost toy somewhere. 


Micah:  And when he closed his mouth, he pushed the button.


Marcus:  So what's the problem?  I found the cat's ball so I should get a reward.  Instead you call me "devil dog".

Cyndi:  Marcus, you eat everything you can get in your mouth.  What if you had swallowed the ball?

Cameron:  You would be walking around flashing colors until the battery died.  Or you had to have surgery to remove it, whichever came first.

Marcus:  But I could have walked Jan to and from the human litter box so she didn't kick another door in the dark.  

Merci:  Right this moment, I'd give most anything for a video of that!

Marcus:  I would too.  I could have been an internet celebrity. 


Only a couple of more days to go with the voting.  Hang in there.

Daily reminder:  If you don't have a favorite shelter in the Vetericyn giveaway, please consider voting for PAWS, Norwalk CT once daily through October 15.   Many of you know of PAWS through Kevin from Animal Shelter Volunteer blog.  Your vote matters. 

1. Click on this link.  bit.ly/1qVZSBi  (it will open a new tab)
2. Click on "Click here to vote for a small animal organization". PAWS, Norwalk, CT will appear.
3.Click "Vote".

Sunday, October 12, 2014

B&W Selfie Smile Winners

Cyndi: Happy Sunday to all our six of our readers.

Rusty: Are you serious, we only have six readers?

Merci: No, Cyndi is exaggerating. We actually have seven.

Micah: I thought exaggerating meant inflating the numbers, not deflating them.

Camreon: I think you mean depreciating the numbers, not deflating them. Unless someone stuck a pin in the numbers.

Sam: That would likely be Jan. She's in such a crabby mood since she started deep cleaning the house and cut a chunk out of her hand. If there are any numbers floating around, she's more likely to stick a pin in them than to dust or vacuum them.



Buddy:  Well, I guess we better get right to our post before she sticks a pin in that too.  This is our black and white version of a photo we published yesterday.  To see it as our Saturday art in sepia, the original, and HDR-ish, visit Today We Are Ish.  Go ahead.  Click on the link.  We'll wait.


Marcus: We promised to announce the winners of our Howloween ... um, Halloween costume giveaway today.  We used Random.org to pick the winners.  Congratulations to -

Miley from Miley's Daily Scoop.
                  and
Dory from Dory's Backyard

Please send us your shipping address ASAP and Entirely Pets will send you both a costume.  Be sure to include the costume you would like from the Entirely Pets link and the size. 


Percy: Our Sunday Smile is a very short video of a cat using sign language to ask for food from his human.


If the video doesn't play, click here.

Daily reminder:  If you don't have a favorite shelter in the Vetericyn giveaway, please consider voting for PAWS, Norwalk CT once daily through October 15.   Many of you know of PAWS through Kevin from Animal Shelter Volunteer blog.  Your vote matters. 

1. Click on this link.  bit.ly/1qVZSBi  (it will open a new tab)
2. Click on "Click here to vote for a small animal organization". PAWS, Norwalk, CT will appear.
3.Click "Vote".




We want to support the Kitties Blue Sunday Selfie blog hop, so we will pretend our black and white photo for today is a selfie.  (We did pretty good, didn't we?)


The Black and White Sunday blog hop is co-hosted by Sugar the Golden Retriever and Nola the Dachshund.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Today We Are Ish

Cyndi:  Before we do our post, we need to tell you we have not been beating up Jan.  She has been busy beating up herself..We are innocent.  See my halo?  Wait.  It must have fallen off when Marcus body slammed Sam into me.

Micah:  This is true.  Somehow Jan managed to bruise the back of one hand some days ago and now it hurts. Wonder why it has taken so long for the pain to reach her brain?  She claims it's because her brain has been too full of things to do.

Cameron:  Yesterday she was running around like a crazy person, as she started clearing and moving furniture in the bedroom.  She took a big pedestal fan apart but the pole slipped and took a chunk out of her finger.  So her left hand now sports a big bandage.

Sam:  This is what happens when she starts cleaning.  Any wonder cleaning is sporadic around here?  I think she needs to hire a housekeeper. 

Rusty:  I think she needs to hire a keeper.  Or at least someone with two hands to feed us.

Merci, Sam & Marcus
Buddy:  We looked soulful (glared) until Jan agreed to do a Caturday Art picture for us. This is called HDR-ish.  HDR is High Definition Range and is made with layered multiple exposures of the same scene.  This is "ish" made in Picasa of only one layer. 


Merci:  Here we are in sepia.  I don't know why Marcus is glaring.  He loves sepia.  It reminds him of dirt.


Marcus:  This is an illusion.  It doesn't exist until tomorrow, which is black and white Sunday.  I'm kidding.  We're just posting it early with the other versions.


Percy:  This is the original.  Notice how dark Marcus has become over time.  He used to have a dark face with a lighter body, but guess he's been rolling in the Georgia red clay long enough he's changed color.

Marcus:  You shouldn't tell readers that.  They'll believe you.

Percy:  Don't worry, Marcus, I was joking.  You aren't red.  You're dark dirt.

Sam:  Our dog costume giveaway entry ended at midnight last night. The winners will be announced Sunday.

Daily reminder:  If you don't have a favorite shelter in the Vetericyn giveaway, please consider voting for PAWS, Norwalk CT once daily through October 15.   Many of you know of PAWS through Kevin from Animal Shelter Volunteer blog.  Your vote matters. 

1. Click on this link.  bit.ly/1qVZSBi  (it will open a new tab)
2. Click on "Click here to vote for a small animal organization". PAWS, Norwalk, CT will appear.
3.Click "Vote".



Ruckus the Eskie and Earl co-host the Sepia Saturday blog hop.









The Caturday Art blog hop is hosted by Athena.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Crash Bang Oops

Cameron:  Last Friday, October 3rd, we heard thunder rumbling closer.  All of a sudden B- A- N- G!!!!!

Micah:  Jan was sitting at the kitchen table balancing her checkbook.  She shot straight up in the air from off the stool, and ran for the back door. 


Merci:  Just as she thought, another accident. The white truck on the left and the truck in the middle of the intersection had collided.  The one on the right stopped to help.  (This photo was taken through the chain link dog pen.)


Percy:  No sooner did she snap the photo, the storm hit. Vehicles came and left, two police cars arrived, one from the county Sheriff's Dept., and a State Trooper.  It was pouring rain but due process prevailed.



Sam:  Eventually, a tow truck arrived for the smaller truck.  The rear driver's side door was caved in on the big white work truck but it drove off under it's own steam.  Is that correct?  I didn't see any steam.


Rusty:  By that time the rain had stopped.  Eventually, everyone pulled away and the neighborhood returned to normal. 

Cyndi: Yesterday (Thursday) as Jan walked home from Toastmasters Club, the mail truck was parked in front of our house away from the intersection, a usual.  A few minutes later, the mail truck was directly in front of our house behind a car with a new mail carrier (ID but no uniform yet) talking to a little old lady parked in the road in front of him.

Marcus:  Jan looked at me and asked why a little old lady would stop a mail truck to chit chat with the driver.  I dunno, I replied.  Why don't you ask her?  No, I don't want to be nosy, she answered.  Really?  Since when?

Buddy:  It took a few minutes but we all finally realized they weren't chit chatting. One vehicle had sideswiped the other and they were waiting for reinforcements.  After a bit another mail truck arrived and there was a lot of chatter.  Then a non-postal pickup truck arrived.  We guessed a postal supervisor because there was a lot more chatter.

Micah:  Finally a police car arrived.  More chatter and moving around.  And then a State Patrol Officer came.  Lots of back and forth movement and chatter. 

Caemron:  All that exercise they were getting made us tired.  We didn't think they would ever leave!

Merci:  But they did.

Buddy:  The moral of this post is to stay away from our house for a while unless you have good collision insurance.

Percy:  Well, at least we don't have to worry about there being an accident in our alley.

Marcus:  Why is that?

Cyndi:  Because we don't have alley access, silly.

Marcus:  Oh, right.  I forgot. 

Sam:  We don't have any pictures of Thursday's accident.  Jan didn't think it was a good idea to go outside to take photos of a federal truck after a minor incident, especially since she would have had to take pictures of any damage from the middle of the street. 

Cyndi:  We tried to tell her no one would notice but she wasn't fooled ... I mean, she wouldn't listen.

Rusty:  We don't have a Mousebreath interview today. Hopefully, we will next Friday.

Daily reminder:  If you don't have a favorite shelter in the Vetericyn giveaway, please consider voting for PAWS, Norwalk CT once daily through October 15.   Many of you know of PAWS through Kevin from Animal Shelter Volunteer blog.  Your vote matters. 

1. Click on this link.  bit.ly/1qVZSBi  (it will open a new tab)
2. Click on "Click here to vote for a small animal organization". PAWS, Norwalk, CT will appear.
3.Click "Vote".

Oh, and we almost forgot to remind you that our Howloween ... uh, Halloweeen dog costume giveaway ends at midnight tonight.  To enter, leave a comment on Clown Soccer.


 The Pet Parade is hosted by Rascal and Rocco.  Stop by their blog to learn this week's Featured Favorite.

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

There are two parts to this hop - the linkz and the social media, so be sure to enter both.






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Thursday, October 09, 2014

Sharpen Your Mice


Buddy:  Hey, everyone, clean the wax out of your ears and listen up!  We're having a dog Howloween  .. um, Halloween costume giveaway.  So sharpen your pencil and enter.

Cyndi:  Furries don't use a pencil, Buddy.  We use a keyboard and mouse.

Cameron:  Okay, so everyone can sharpen their keyboards and mice!

Rusty:  That makes no sense, Cameron.  

Micah:  Things seldom make sense around here.

Sam:  Prepare the paw.  How's that?

Merci:  It's easy to enter.  Just visit yesterday's post, pick out the costume you would like to win and leave us a comment. 

Percy:  Go ahead.  Pop over to read "Clown Soccer" and leave a comment there.  We'll wait.

Marcus:  We will?  I was just about to sneak off for a game of soccer.  Oh, sorry, Buddy said I wasn't supposed to mention that word today.  How about if I just mention there will be two winners picked to win a costume?


Daily reminder:  If you don't have a favorite shelter in the Vetericyn giveaway, please consider voting for PAWS, Norwalk CT once daily through October 15.   Many of you know of PAWS through Kevin from Animal Shelter Volunteer blog.  Your vote matters. 

1. Click on this link.  bit.ly/1qVZSBi  (it will open a new tab)
2. Click on "Click here to vote for a small animal organization". PAWS, Norwalk, CT will appear.
3.Click "Vote".





Pepi Smart Dog hosts the Thankful Thursday blog hop.


Thoughtless Thursday is co-hosted by Ruckus the Eskie and Love is being owned by a husky.

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Clown Soccer

Micah:  I guess you all know Halloween is this month and it's fast approaching.. 

Cyndi:  We're going to celebrate with a dog costume giveaway from our old friends at Entirely Pets.

Merci:  They offered to send us costumes but we dogs weren't too cooperative last year so Jan declined.

Cameron:  And if you think the dogs were uncooperative last year, wait till you see what happened this eyar.

Marcus:  Jan was going to get a costume for me since I'm the only furry here who doesn't mind wearing a costume, but she said my ears are too big to know whether a costume would fit them.  Why would she say I have big ears?


Sam:  Because you have big ears.  And no sense.  Look what you did when Jan put a clown costume on you.

Marcus:  I was playing soccer.  And I had an audience. You don't interrupt a guy to take pictures of a costume in the middle of a game!


Rusty:  Well, the costume didn't slow your game any.  You look like a clown with the hat hanging off the side of your head. 


Percy:  Look at the colorful hair dragging on the ground.  It's all mixed with leaves.  What a mess, Marcus! 


Buddy:  I can't believe you let Jan put that outfit on you if you weren't going to wear it properly.  It isn't a soccer uniform. 

Marcus:  It isn't?  It worked.  I played a good game.  Everyone laughed and had a good time watching.

Buddy:  That's because you looked so ridiculous.  You got the costume dirty.  Jan had to wash it.


Merci:  You look really sad, Sam.  Or were you plotting revenge?

Sam:  I was wondering what we can make Jan wear to make her look as dumb as a big male dog in a size medium pirate hat..


Percy:  Well, if I were Jan, I'd be afraid, very afraid of that look in your eyes.



Buddy:  Get this hat off my head right now or I'll take it off!

Cameron:  You wouldn't.  You didn't. 

Buddy:  Of course I did!  Would I lie?

Micah:  Well, now that we've all had a little fun, let's get to the giveaway.  We know that many of you like to dress up in a costume.  Marcus does but he was having too much fun to pose yesterday.

Sam: So check out the dog costumes at Entirely Pets  and leave a comment telling us which costume you would like to win.

Cyndi:  We're sorry but the giveaway is only open to the US and Canada.  Be sure to leave some way to contact you should you win.  If you have any problem leaving a comment, use the contact form in our left sidebar to contact us and we will post a comment for you.

Merci:  We were going to test Giveaway Tools but we've had some technical problems and  decided to stick with Random.org to pick the two winners this time.We will try it next time.

Rusty:  Entries will close at midnight Friday, October 10.  Winner will be announced Sunday, October 12.


Daily reminder:  If you don't have a favorite shelter in the Vetericyn giveaway, please consider voting for PAWS, Norwalk CT once daily through October 15.   Many of you know of PAWS through Kevin from Animal Shelter Volunteer blog.  Your vote matters. 

1. Click on this link.  bit.ly/1qVZSBi  (it will open a new tab)
2. Click on "Click here to vote for a small animal organization". PAWS, Norwalk, CT will appear.
3.Click "Vote".