Friday, October 24, 2014

Oven Incident


Merci:  Uh-oh, who are we giving the Fractured Paw Award to this time? 

Micah:  You need to ask?  Who do we usually give it to?

Rusty:  Someone klutzy.  Who do we know who has been klutzy this time?

Sam:  I'm surprised you need to ask.  Jan, of course.

Percy:  So what did she do this time?  Or should I ask what particular accident deserves this award?

Cameron:  I know.  It has to be for Wednesday when Mr. Doug told her to set up his old monitor with her old computer in case he needed it when he worked on the new one.

Buddy:  Oh, yes, I remember that.  It was stored on a table in a corner with a sheet over it.  It weighs a ton, but she picked it up, backed up through the room, maneuvered around to put it on another table and realized the monitor needed to be on the filing cabinet where the printer was or no one could see it.

Cyndi:  Since the computer was down, she was moving things around and cleaning, so there she was wandering around with this heavy monitor trying to figure out where she could set it down.  She finally set it on our typing chair on wheels but it was too big for the chair so she rolled the chair up to the desk and used furniture to keep it from rolling while she moved the printer.  .

Marcus:  And then Mr. Doug arrived and asked if it was hooked up.  She said no and he said, "Good, I won't need it."

Merci:  But she didn't break the monitor so why does she need this award?

Rusty:  It was fun to watch her stagger around with the monitor, but that wasn't klutzy, so it can't be for the monitor incident.

Marcus:  Is it because Jan dropped the bucket of cat toys and all the balls went rolling around the room?


Cyndi:  No.  That's klutzy, but not award winning.

Micah: I know, it was the oven incident. 

Cameron:  Yes, that has to be it.  Jan tried to roast a chicken a few weeks ago and not only did the chicken start turning black before it was cooked, but the smoke detector went off.  She hadn't used the oven all summer and at first she thought it was burning off dust, but the oven was way hotter than it should have been.

Buddy:  When she tried to use the oven Monday, she thought it was way too hot again, so she tried to balance an oven thermometer on the rack using a pair of tongs so she wouldn't burn herself.

Sam:  Only she isn't all that coordinated and she bumped the top of the overheated oven with her hand.  A number of tea tree oil applications stopped it from blistering, but it sure has been painful.

Percy:  The stove is so old we don't think the landlord will be able to fix the oven even if he wants to spring for a new part, so there goes all hope of eating hot roast beef or ham or turkey.

Buddy:  We didn't get roast beef or ham when the oven worked.  Why are you mourning it now?

Percy:  Because now all hope of ever eating any is dead. 

Rusty:  So let's take back the award.  If Jan hadn't burned herself, our oven wouldn't be broken and we could at least dream of succulent meals.

Merci:  My head is spinning.  Your logic defies ... logic.  I think I need a nap. 

Percy:  We apologize but there is no Mousebreath interview this week.




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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Peace and Quiet

Cyndi:  Wow, if you want to be humbled, just disappear for a week and a half and then discover no one has noticed you were gone.

Buddy:  Yes, sad to say, the only ones who missed us were two non bloggers.  We must be doing something wrong.

Micah:  Perhaps we should start passing out peanuts with each post.

Merci:  Peanuts, why peanuts?  Furries don't eat peanuts.

Percy:  Well, how about candy?  We could pass out candy?

Sam:  Yes, I can see it now.  Come read our post and we'll give you your choice of -   Wait, furries don't eat candy either. 

Cameron:  What about cat treats?  And some old soft shoe for entertainment?

Marcus:  Not unless you pass out dog treats too!  Hold it.  Why would we hand out soft shoes?

Rusty:  No, not soft shoes, some soft shoe.  Dance.  You do know how to dance, don't you?

Marcus:  Yes, but I'm not going to dance unless there are peanuts and candy and pet treats being passed out .. to me.  I'm still a growing boy, you know.

Buddy:  It's been a strange couple of weeks.  First Jan was flat on her back demanding to be waited on by us poor overworked furries, and then last Saturday we finally found out why our computer has been having fits for a while.

Percy:  Yep, we had a bad hard drive.  Barely six months old and it dropped dead.  Yesterday was a long day but Mr. Doug installed a new one and got us back up again.

Cyndi:  Jan is going to be very busy for a while, though.  She needs to rebuild three weeks worth of lost data and we all know how keen her memory is.

Cameron:  If you have sent us anything of importance since Oct 2nd and you haven't received a reply, you might want to re-send it.

Micah:  If you know of any good jokes, you might want to send them too.  Laughter is good for the memory.

Sam:  It is?  Perhaps we should tickle her while she works.

Merci:  I don't advise that.  She's liable to hit the wrong key and delete everything we've done.

Rusty:  How about some soothing music?

Merci:  How about some peace and quiet so she can think?  We'll nap while she works.

Buddy:  Sounds good to me.  Let's practice.

Thankful Thursday is hosted by Pepi Smart Dog.

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

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".



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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).

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