Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year

(Click on image to view animation.)

We want to take a moment to wish all our friends and fellow bloggers a Happy New Year. May 2008 be filled with more CCSI productions and new friends.

Jan & the Funny Farm -
Crystal, Cotton, Merci, Cyndi, Percy,
Cameron, Buddy, Samaritan, Rusty

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Snowball Dances Ringo Starr

I posted once before about Snowball the cockatoo from Bird Lovers Only Rescue. He likes to dance to the Back Street Boys music.

Unfortunately, when he appeared on David Letterman's Stupid Pet Tricks segment a while ago, he froze and couldn't perform. This was very likely caused by the audience's reaction - clapping and making loud noise.

But Snowball is back, in his foot-stomping, prancing, bobbing and swaying dance routine. This time he dances to Ringo Starr's "Come on Christmas, Christmas come on." Cheering him on in the background is Mookie, a disabled Moluccan cockatoo.

Bird Lovers Only Rescue is a rescue/sanctuary. They now have Snowball on DVD to raise funds to help the birds. And don't any of you cats yell, Dinner! (Nor you, Samaritan. We don't care if you are a bird dog.) Snowball is the entertainment, not the main course.

Note - Keep your eye on Snowball. He's been listed as #10 on the Time Magazine list of Top 10 Web Videos. (Thanks for the heads up, Poppy Q.) Click here to view list.
(s) Jan's Funny Farm

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Good Dogs Three

Jan is strange. She's all excited about a used area rug someone gave her today. First, she cut off all the fringe so the super carpet sucking machine won't jam again. Then she moved the Merci-size little beds she bought the three of us - Buddy is a medium and Samaritan's a large, in case you haven't noticed, Jan - onto the carpet in front of the couch.

She mumbled, Now try to sail them across the room into the gas space heater, as she worked. She really shouldn't have dared us. We're pretty good at sailing things through the air around here.

What really made her happy was turning around from her desk a few minutes later and finding this sight. (Click on photos to enlarge.)
Yep, there were the three of us curled up on our beds on the edge of the carpet. And the heat wasn't even on at the time. Oh, how cute, she cooed. Then she grabbed the camera.
Do you see anything about these photos to excite her? Like we said, Jan is strange.

(s) Buddy, Merci and Samaritan

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Thank You, Sassy

Wow. Sassy sure is generous and full of surprises. We received a humungus package from her via email and we can't wait to share it with you.

She sent us -

Cat toys! Whee. We love cat toys, at least when the dogs don't eat them before we play with them.

And a cat stocking with TURKEY treats. Jan ate the lion's share of the Thanksgiving turkey, so we're keeping these for ourselves.

A doggie DVD. That looks like fun. We felines hope you canines will let us watch it with you. What? Oh, thanks. We can pop some corn and drink some catnip tea while we watch.

And, of course, a doggie stocking. We aren't going to tell you what's in there. We'll let it be a surprise, just in case the stockings don't all have the same presents inside.

And she even remembered Jan. Isn't this neat? A Cats Rule t-shirt. Humungus, just her size. (Sorry, Jan, just kidding. Please don't hide our presents till February.) But the dogs aren't happy about the message. They admit to drooling but .... cats rule? But Jan has a solution.

She went to the cedar chest and brought out one of her two Dogs Rule t-shirts. "Remember these?" she asked the dogs. "You guys thought it was neat when I wore this t-shirt. Turnabout's only fair. So we're going to compromise. Any time I wear a Cats Rule t-shirt one day, I will wear a Dogs Rule t-shirt the next. And vice-versa."

Well, that sounds fair, the dogs have to admit. So now everyone is happy - except us cats because if you were paying attention, you will remember Jan has two Dogs Rule t-shirts. And she's already worn them fifty jillion times. We think she should do the same for our t-shirt before she wears theirs again.

Although we have not fully resolved the issue of whether dogs or cats rule around here, we would like to move on to where we give away some presents. Sassy sent our gifts x 10. That's why the email box was humungus.

It's really hard to decide who to pass these on to, but we think we made some good choices.

We would like to give these to
Asta (A proper but fun dog who speaks English better than we do.)
Momo & Pinot (Momo is such a good big sister to her new brother.)
Chase (What an inspiration to the rest of us.)
Poppy Q (She has a kind heart and introduces a weekly Friday Friend.)
Chance Bond (Because he's just moved into his forever home and he has a canine brother.)
Forty Paws (They're a large family too.)
Brothers Jeter & Mickey Mantle (Their squabbling reminds us of our own.)
Charlie (A proper lady who just celebrated her 14th barkday.)
Hammer Beau's Brother (blog closed) Nothing can replace Beau but Hammer fills a void in his family's heart.)
5 Happy Hounds (Buddy chose this one. He thinks they might be hound relatives.)

Now, if any of you can't come by to pick up your gifts before Christmas, don't worry. We'll save them for you. (Except the munchies might be missing.)

We hope all of you are as richly blessed as we are.
(s) Percy, for Jan's Funny Farm

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Merry Christmas 2007

We wanted to do something special for each of our dear friends – Darling Millie, Poppy Q, Miss Peach, Momo the cat, Momo & Pinot, Sassy, Opus & Roscoe, and ….. You all know who you are, those who stopped by to say hello, those Percy worked with on the CCSI The Santa Caper….. There are too many to mention.
We borrowed one of Jan’s filing baskets from her desk and filled it with dog and cat treats for each of you. Please, everyone feel free to help yourself and take an extra basket or two for your friends. We felines put in catnip mice, 3 bags of treats, and a fresh box of catnip in each basket. We canines had a time convincing Buddy to part with anything edible, but when he realized these were to be shared with our friends, he agreed we could put in a bowl of biscuits, some chew bones, a ball and a toy.

And we didn’t forget all your humans - your moms, dads, secretaries and staff. Mom Lynne, Poppy’s mom, Miss Karen from Kitty Limericks, Miss Dream Mom ….. All you humans help yourself to a special bouquet of flowers and pass one on.

(Click on the flowers to view the animation.)
On your way home, stop by Sassy Tales to see what mischief our Percy and Sassy have been up to today. We can’t wait to hear all about their day. Wish we could have gone with them. Maybe next time.
We have enjoyed meeting each and every one of you. We wish all of you a very Merry Christmas!
(s) Jan’s Funny Farm

Thursday, December 20, 2007

The Blainville Wires

Puppy mills are criminal, no matter where they are based. We followed links to a story on one in Blainville, which is near Montreal, Quebec, Canada. 97 wire haired terriers were removed from deplorable conditions. Almost 40 dogs had to be euthanized. The remainder of the dogs have been fostered or adopted for the past two years.

The man responsible, Marc-Andre Laporte, has been convicted and will be sentenced in late February 2008. But he is facing a mere six months of jail time and up to $4,000 in fines. And he wants 18 of his best producers returned.

Those who have been fostering his "favorites" - favorite breeders - can not adopt them until and unless the court makes a decision on whether Mr. Laporte will be able to reclaim them. There is an online petition underway to prevent the return of these dogs to a convicted animal abuser.

Once all the signatures are collected, a printout will be given to Elizabeth Pierce for distribution to the media because it is illegal in Canada to hand petitions to the court.

After you watch the video, if you would like to sign the online petition, click here.

The Funny Farm is against all types of animal cruelty! And we appreciate those who will stand up and defend any animal.

(s) Jan's Funny Farm

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Post Santa Caper Notes

This past weekend was exciting. Percy thoroughly enjoyed being associated with Sassy's CCSI show, The Santa Caper, which aired in 4 parts.

Percy took a little breather and now he would like to show you some wonderful things he/we have received recently.

Sassy sent Percy champagne for the opening night. He shared it with us.

Percy received this CCSI Member Badge for participating in the production. He had a great time and we are really proud of him. This was his first acting job.

Dear Momo the cat sent us this lovely basket to share.

Momo also gave us these refillable catnip bags. Boy, are some of us going to have fun with those! If the dogs don't eat them first, that is. They eat all our toys.

Life Is Like Hell Without Friends Award

Momo said we should feel free to download this lovely award and pass it on. After much consideration and debate - there are so many deserving cats and dogs out there - we decided to give this to Opus and Roscoe for helping Sassy take such good care of Percy while he was in CA for the cast party. He is looking forward to the next occasion where he can wear the white tuxedo they gave him.

And last but not least, the past couple of days has brought good news for many. Sassy has hired Karl, Opus & Roscoe, and Ruis to work for her production company full time. Sassy and her new hires have moved to Littleproductions-CCSI, their very own home office. They have also set up a store where you can purchase CCSI-related gifts. "The Santa Caper" was Sassy's second show and obviously not her last! She and her staff did a marvelous job of entertaining everyone. We congratulate all of them, as well as all of the cast and crew for making this such a success.

Note: Percy didn't want to appear immodest, so I have posted this in his stead.

(s) Merci

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Part 4, The End

Who kidnapped Santa? Will he be rescued in time? Watch Part 4 for the surprise ending.

The conclusion to The Santa Caper is now playing at Sassy's Little Productions.

You'll want to view it again and again. Coming soon on CD and DVD.

aka Pepper Minstix, CCSI's "The Santa Caper"

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Part 3 Is Online

Part 3 of the CCSI production The Santa Caper is now online at Sassy's Little Productions.

Graphic by Karl of the Cat Realm

Everyone is sitting on the edge of their seats wondering whether Santa will be found in time. Who kidnapped him? How is Mrs. Santa holding up while the crime is being investigated?

Only one more episode left. Be sure to stay tuned for Part 4.

aka Pepper Minstix, CCSI's "The Santa Caper"

Part 2 Now Playing

Part II of The Santa Caper is now playing at Sassy's Little Productions .

Karl, the writer, has Dr. Hinweis' (Asta) accent down to a T. Love it!

I don't appear in today's episode, but pop on over and see it anyway. You'll be glad you did. It's getting better and more mysterious.

aka Pepper Minstix, CCSI's "The Santa Caper"

Friday, December 14, 2007

Debut Day

Today is the day CCSI's international cast opens in "The Santa Caper." I'm so excited. You can hear me mumble my first line. (Seriously, the script calls for me to mumble.)

Before I direct you to Part I of the 4-part series, I'd like to share photos of the wonderful cast and crew from the Red Carpet.

l-r: Opus, Roscoe, Sassy, Mrs. Oz, Monte, Karl, & Ruis

front l-r: Bonnie, & China Cat
back l-r: Tybalt, Samatha, Percy, Sanjee, & Miles

l-r: Asta, Momo, Tigger, Gemini, Dragohneart, & Victor Tabbycat

standing l-r: Daisy, Pepi, & Adan in limo l-r: Sammy, & Willow

standing: Zoey
in limo l-r: Trixie, Pyewacket, & Tigger The FBI Cat

l-r: Yao Lin, Maggy, Momo, & Charlie
front: Pinot

Be sure to look for Pinot. He's the picture in a frame on the kitchen wall. Great acting! Well, it is. He's only a baby pup.

Now, pop over to Sassy's Little Studio to view Part I of "The Santa Caper."

aka Pepper Minstix, CCSI's "The Santa Caper"

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Coming Home

As much fun as it was to fly to California for the CCSI (Cat/Dog Crime Scene Investigation) cast party, it is good to be home again. Back with Jan and my brothers and sisters on the Funny Farm.

Sassy, CEO (Cat Executive Officer) of Little Productions, took me under her wing - um, under her paw. She is quite extraordinary. Elegant, gracious, talented, and a whirlwind of activity, greeting each cast and crew member by name and making us feel like we were doing her a favor by attending her party.

Doesn't Sassy look stunning in the red dress Opus and Roscoe brought her from Italy? They took this photo of Sassy and me.

(All photos on this post by Italia Photoga)

And of course, we had to have a group photo. It was taken at the swimming pool. Can you believe all those cats and dogs actually got into the water? Must have been the wine fumes. I, of course, am wearing my new hat to protect my ears and nose from sunburn.

The Italian brothers Opus and Roscoe loaned me the extra white dinner jacket they took with them in case Roscoe spilled something on his. It fit perfectly. (I posted that photo yesterday.) Fortunately, none of us spilled anything on our jackets. I returned it before leaving CA, but found it in my suitcase when I got home. A present from my new friends. I will certainly think of them every time I see it. And who knows, but I won't have another opportunity to wear it.

When it was time to go, Sassy and I shared a helicopter.

It was a wonderful party. Tonight will be the premiere showing of CCSI II: The Santa Caper and we'll be walking down the Red Carpet. You can catch the action over at Sassy Tales.

aka Pepper Minstix in CCSI's (Cat/Canine Crime Scene Investigator) The Santa Caper

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

CCSI Cast Party

I am writing this from the CCSI cast party at Hearst Castle in San Simian, CA. It is unbelievable here. The weather is perfect. The food is out of this world scarfable, yet elegant. Sassy has really put on the dog... er cat. She has gone all out for her cast and crew. Flowers, wine, extra clothes for those of us who don't have a fancy wardrobe.

I almost didn't get to come. Jan bought me the new hat I modeled in the last post. Then we learned the party would be formal and although we looked hard all Sunday afternoon, there was no way we could afford to buy me formal wear. So I had to decline Sassy's invitation.

Evidently I wasn't the only one with a limited wardrobe because Sassy changed formal attire to a matter of choice and pocketbook.

And Opus and Roscoe said they had a spare dinner jacket that might fit me. It did. Don't we look refined in our matching dinner jackets? That's Opus on my left and Roscoe on my right.
Photo by Italia Photoga
Oops! Opus and Roscoe have stopped by to correct me. Opus is on the left in the photo and Roscoe is on the right in the photo and I am in the middle. That makes Opus on my right in the photo and Roscoe on my left. My problem was I was facing my own picture and then Opus was..... Never mind, you get the idea. As you face the photo, it's left to right, Opus, Percy, Roscoe. (There must have been some strong fumes in that wine cellar!)

You can read the story and updates about the cast party on Sassy Tales.

Opus and Roscoe managed to capture a photo of the entire crew at the pool. I didn't know I could swim but it sure was fun. Wonder if it had anything to do with the time I spent in the wine cellar with those two and several other cast members?

aka Pepper Minstix in CCSI's (Cat/Canine Crime Scene Investigator) The Santa Caper

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Percy's Real New Hat

Okay, Jan says I have to stop trying to pull everyone's leg with that photo of my big head and that tiny cap.

Momo kitty really didn't like that photo. She said the hat was too small and I should have Jan sew on flaps - um, straps.

Well, Jan read our back and forth comments and yelled, "Perseverance!" She always calls me by my full name when I'm in trouble. I seem to be in trouble a lot lately. But it's nice to know I'm loved. Otherwise Jan wouldn't get upset with me.

I want to go to Sassy's party Tuesday, so I'm posting a picture showing how the hat actually looks on my head. I wanted to surprise everyone but if I don't apologize to Momo and post a real photo, the surprise might be that I'm not at the party - with or without my new hat.

Momo, I'm sorry for kidding about using a wad of chewing gum to keep the tiny hat on. Perhaps you'll like this photo better.

I think it looks best on me with one ear sticking out, don't you?

Penitent Percy,
Jan's Funny Farm

Percy's New Hat

Whoopee! I'm going to Sassy's CCSI cast and crew party Tuesday night! I'm so excited.

I wasn't going to ask Jan until tomorrow - we're all grounded for the weekend, remember, because I was late coming home the other night. My brothers and sisters sneaked me inside where I promptly fell asleep. Jan didn't know I was home and she thought I was still missing.

So I've been laying low. Really low! On my best behavior. No using the couch as a scratching post. No standing inside the pan and peeing outside it. No playing golf with my food.

And I guess Jan noticed. She went shopping this afternoon and came home with a present for me to wear to Sassy's cast and crew party Tuesday night. I didn't even know she was aware of the party yet. Perhaps she read Sassy's invitation on Sassy Tales.

So, what do you think of my new cap? Yes, I know it appears a little small on my mancat-size head, but it looks jaunty, don't you think? I like it.

Thanks Jan! I'll try to bring a treat home for all the Funny Farm residents, like Cotton did from Miss Peach's tea party.

Jan's Funny Farm

2007 Playboy Bunny Calendar

Yes, we know it is already December and we're just getting around to viewing and posting the 2007 Playboy Bunny Calendar. But if you haven't already seen it, it's a must-view.

Take a deep breath and ... voila. Just click on pictures to enlarge for better viewing.

Okay, I've heard from folks who can't view the photos. I heard from one that the phtos can be viewed but not enlarged. I checked Google Web Albums and the photos are gone - poof. So how I or anyone else is able to view them is beyond me. I am replacing the photos. Hope Blogger lets me. It's a fun calendar.

We hate it when people remove identifying information from photos and stories. Does anyone know who created this calendar so we can give credit?

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Percy Is Home

The good news is that Percy is home. The bad news is that he was home when he was missing.

How can that be?

Jan searched the net for him, contacting as many of his new friends as she could, leaving messages for him to call home.

Gemini of Chey's Place (page closed) left this message: Je pense, je voir Percy au Paris!

Sassy mentioned in her story, "Cast Missing," Parts I and II, she'd heard the cast was in Paris, but she thought they were safe and on their way home. So was Percy actually in Paris?

This morning we found a post over at topcatrules. Trixie wrote, But we left ya all text messages on your phones!

We responded, We didn't get the text message you left. Jan is ready to ground Percy FOR LIFE. She hasn't slept a wink ALL NIGHT. Okay, she did snore for 5 or 6 hours, but she didn't sleep a wink!

This morning Jan looked sad when she saw Percy's untouched dinner sitting on the counter. She gathered up our dishes to dispense a late (very late) breakfast. She handed them out automatically, her mind on Percy, and she ended up one bowl short.

You guessed it. Percy, yawning and stretching as if he had just awakened, was waiting in line for his brunch. Jan grabbed him up, hugged him tight, put him down and lit into him, yelling, "You're grounded for life!" (She didn't really mean that, you know.)

We held back as long as we possibly could, then we all began to laugh. Except Percy. His ears hurt. Jan was speechless for a moment. Then she caught on and we had to fess up.

Yep, you guessed it. Percy arrived late and tapped on a window. When Jan was in the kitchen washing dishes, Buddy unlocked the front door and let Percy inside. He was cold and exhausted. He crawled onto Merci's favorite pillow under the short table and was asleep within seconds. We all hoped Jan would forget the incident by morning. But no, first thing, she was back on the net looking for him.

Jan decided not to ground Percy for life, only for this weekend. Actually, we're all grounded. But she doesn't want to ruin the CCSI production this close to the premier, so Percy will report for rehearsal first thing Monday morning.

Be sure to put December 14 on your calendar. CCSI's "The Santa Caper" will be bigger and better than the last production.

Starring Percy as elf Pepper Minstix. Okay, maybe not starring, but he's a star to us at Jan's Funny Farm!
Graphic by Karl

Friday, December 07, 2007

Percy Is Missing

We are all very concerned here. Percy left for the new CCSI rehearsal this morning and hasn't returned for his dinner. Jan is getting frantic. She left this message on the message board at Sassy Tales:

This is Jan. Do you happen to know where Percy is? He was supposed to be home from rehearsal by dinnertime but he isn't home yet. He's not a street-smart kitty, having been a housecat since he was a tiny baby, so we're all worried here. No one answers the phone on the set. Did the cast stop for a snack after work?

We have just received this reply from Sassy over at Sassy's Tales.

I don't know where most of my cast is??? Tigger says they are together traveling but that is not I believe the case. I think they were earlier together traveling around but not sure about that now.I do know that all are safe but where are they??

Imagine our surprise to learn many of the cast disappeared from the set today and are evidently traveling in places they shouldn't be without a passport - or permission!

Percy, wherever you are, call home ASAP and let us know you are okay and on your way! Jan is holding dinner for you and the rest of us are STARVED!!!! So get your butt home now ..... please. Or at least call home and give permission for the rest of us to share your crunchies

A Rose For...

The rose below came from Miss Peach's cottage home and she would love to see it passed around to friends and family.

I shared the lovely rose Miss Peach gave me with my brothers and sisters here at Jan's Funny Farm. And then I asked them what friends we should share this with. We finally decided on -

Chase - She has risen above her own disability to become a therapy cat to humans.

Poppy Q - She is warm and welcoming to everyone and is always introducing new friends.

Momo & Pinot - Momo is such a wonderful big sister to her new baby brother Pinot. She even helped him get a role as a photograph in the latest CCSI production.

Actually, we would love to share this rose with all the actors and production workers for Sassy's latest CCSI production. (Percy's head is swimming from all the new cats and dogs he's met on the set and he can't begin to remember all their names.) They have been working so hard to put the new show together in time for its opening.

The Santa Caper will be airing December 14 at 8:00 pm est with shows running all day. Be sure to stop by Sassy's Tales to see it. Until then, you can stop by Sassy's to meet the cast and production staff.

(s) Cotton,
for Jan's Funny Farm

Wolf Fishing

We saw the neatest news story with photos and video and we want to share it with everyone.

Have you ever seen a wolf catch salmon? Neither have we and since we don't live in Alaska, we probably never will. We'd ask Jan to take us up there to watch the bears and wolves fish, but we know what Jan would say: NO! You guys can't behave for 5 straight minutes. Why would I want to take you on an airplane where everyone would notice your behavior?

Jan, we do behave for 5 straight minutes! We are perfect ladies and gentlemen when we are sleeping!

But back to the fishing wolf story and video. You have to see this to believe how fast this wolf is. She appears, grabs a fish and trots off. A bear is also fishing, but ..... watch the video for yourself.

"Photographer gets the catch of the day" by Craig Medred, Anchorage Daily News. Photographs by Paul Stinsa.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Miss Peach's Rose

Miss Peach had an open-invitation tea party today for all the kitties in the blogosphere. It was a surprise birthday party for her mom. We felines voted to send Cotton to represent our "tribe," as someone once called us. She is quiet, doesn't slurp when she drinks from a cup, and she is matriarch of our clan.

She had a wonderful time, enjoyed a tour of Miss Peach's cottage, drank tea from delicate teacups without slurping, and munched on delicate treats. Like the generous lady she is, Cotton brought each of us a taste of something special from the table.

Note from Cotton: I did not retire to the summer patio for evening drinks. That was the gentlemen's retreat. The ladies stayed indoors or strolled the garden, well away from the summer patio where the gentlemen were having a burping contest. Ladies do not burp in public!

Miss Peach presented each guest with a lovely rose, which Cotton insists is for all of us. We want to share it with you. Isn't it beautiful? Click on the picture and watch it sparkle.

Jan's Funny Farm residents

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Let's Say Thanks

Many of you have already seen this link in an email. Some of you have already sent a card. These cards were drawn by children and Xerox has made them available online for us to send to our service men and women overseas. Take a moment today to check out this site and send a card of your own today.

Click on the link below -
Let's Say Thanks to those who are protecting our freedom!

We sent one.
Jan's Funny Farm residents

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Maya's Rescue

I read about Maya on Grr, Midnight & Cocoa's blog. Maya is a husky puppy that was hit by a car. She was rushed to a vet by a passersby and identified through a microchip. Due to the extent of her injuries, her owner signed Maya over to her rescuer, who has taken on responsibility for several thousand dollars worth of vet bills.

One of the wonderful things about pet owners is how willing they are to help each other. A fund has been established to help pay the medical bills and it is growing.

You can read Maya's story and updates here. And should you wish to make a donation, information is provided.

As a kitten, Millie of Darling Millie was hit by a car and rescued by a kind soul who was helped in the same way. Millie now has a forever home in Connecticat. (I think that's how she spells it.)

We hope Maya has a speedy recovery.

Buddy's Elf Name

We entered Buddy's name and this is what they tell us is his elf name.

Christmas Elf Name

My Christmas Elf Name is

Link closed.

What's a Goofy Tom-Toms?

Pepper Minstix

Hey, everyone. Sassy has been posting the cast of the latest CCSI show in groups and today is the day she posted the elves. Our handsome Percy (trying to look shy) is Pepper Minstix. You can see a photo of each elf in the production at Sassy Tales.

Percy is excited and so are we. He is having a ball working on the set with the other actors. The other elves are Miles, Sanjee, China Cat, Bonnie and Opus.

If you want to read about the cast members as Sassy posts them, you can click here.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Which Reindeer Are You

Since Percy is going to play an elf, we thought we would see which reindeer the rest of us are. (Thanks Darling Millie.)

You Are Rudolph

Sweet and shy, you tend to be happiest when you're making someone else happy.

Why You're Naughty: You sometimes stick that nose where it doesn't belong

Why You're Nice: Christmas would be a sad affair without you!

Monday, November 26, 2007

He Passed His Audition

We are so proud of our Percy. We heard Sassy of Sassy's Tales was casting for her latest CCCSI production, "The Santa Case." Since there are so many of us, we decided we should pick just one to audition. Percy is the most outgoing cat among us, so we all voted for him. And he passed his audition!

He is going to play an elf (what a great choice, Sassy!), Pepper Minstix, the guardian of the secret of the location of Father Christmas's village.

Last night he had Jan racing all over the house trying to get some publicity shots for the story. Whew! Tired us out. We all slept good last night.

We wanted to post this earlier but Jan has been hogging the computer. She's been working on starting a new blog site for a small Humane Society and county animal shelter. If you're interested, you can check it out (Upson Pets blog closed.)  It's a small area and animals just aren't being adopted. Unfortunately, it's not a no-kill shelter, so everyone involved wants to help save more cats and dogs.

We hope the blogsite will be a huge success and folks who live in that area will come check out the animals online and then go to the shelter to adopt one.

We are looking forward to seeing Percy when the production opens.

(s) Jan's Funny Farm

Saturday, November 24, 2007

What Soda Are You

You Are Broccoli Casserole Soda

Vegetarians taste better!

What Jones Holiday Soda Are You?

All we can say to this is ---- ewwwwwww! Who would drink this stuff? Not even Buddy!!!! Well, maybe Buddy.

Click on the link and find out what flavor you are.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Thanksgiving Feast

Many of you cats and dogs were drooling over the prospect of Thanksgiving turkey or, in some cases, ham. And most of you were indulged a bit by your human staff.

We found a video of Winston's Thanksgiving feast and we're going to post it here. Not because we advocate stuffing your felines or dogs with people food (Jan made us say that) but because the video is funny. It's kind of like a no-no of how to feed your pet. (Sigh. She made us say that too.)

Some of you may have already met Winston. He's quite a character. Here he is again.

We recommend you show this to your staff as a training video on why their pets die of kindness at a young age. (You know she made us say that. Oh, Jan, eating like this would be so much fun!)

Video is no longer available.

Kitty Limericks

We have been reading a number of lists of things cats and humans are thankful for this Thanksgiving. It is wonderful to know the spirit of thanksgiving is still alive.

But we were humbled to read the list on one particular blog.

Please stop by Kitty Limericks, read the Happy Thanksgiving list, and leave a comment.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007


To all kitties and woofies: Please remember to skip the turkey skin, mashed potatoes, gravy, chocolate, desserts, and apertifs. You can, however, eat a little white meat from the turkey and all the unbuttered, unseasoned cooked veggies you want.

We know you have been drooling for some time now at the thought of having your own Thanksgiving spread just like your family's. But it's your job to make sure you eat right, even if your family and staff try to entice you with foods that can cause gastric upset, diarrhea, choking, pancreatitis or any other emergency health situation. It might smell good. Might even taste yummy. But if it isn't on your list of approved safe foods, just pull the finicky act and walk away.

Remember, even though your family has your best interest at heart, they don't always understand what is best for you to eat. And when faced with temptation, it's too easy to succumb. You don't want to be sick - or, gasp, worse! - so eat smart and stay healthy.

A Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Cat Talking Video

You know I can't pass up posting this video. I have never seen the original but this one is the translation, so I assume the original one was in neither English nor Meowish. Or in Arfish, so doggies could understand it.

But here it is, in all its cuteness, brought to us by someone with a vivid and fun imagination.

Doggie Gizzies

Oh, dear, with everything going on around here the last two weeks, we never did remember to post the photos we wanted to share with you. If you remember, Millie and her mom sent us two Gizzy quilts from Poppy and her mom in New Zealand.

Jan made six kitty beds for us cats. (You can see the kitty beds here.) 3 of them are Gizzy beds. But before Jan earmarked the Gizzies for winter beds, the dogs borrowed them to pose for a picture.

This is a picture of Cyndi and Buddy "sharing" a Gizzy quilt. Cyndi is daring Buddy to kick her off her Gizzy and Buddy is growly because it's temporarily his.

And here are Buddy and Samaritan hanging over the 3 Gizzies in a row. They're big dogs and they don't fit on them like we cats do.

All in all, we get along well. But those Gizzies sure are popular around here. We're real happy to have them.

(s) Percy, Secretary to the Funny Farm Writing Club

Monday, November 19, 2007

Buddy's Leash

Last night while we were walking Jan something unexpected happened. Can anyone guess what it was?

Hint: Does anyone see anything different about Buddy's leash?

Well, fortunately, we managed to bring Jan safely home, despite the emergency. Whew! What would we do without her? Who would clean/change the cat litter? Or feed us, especially Buddy? (You already know how much he loves food!)

And what if Jan had been injured wandering around loose? We would have had to drive her to the hospital while we were all upset. Percy could have had an accident. Oh, wait, he did have an accident. Just a teeny one. But he could have had another one.

And since our brakes won't work again, Jan's car really wouldn't be safe on the road. Yes, I said the brakes won't work again. Rusty, Cameron and Samaritan have resigned from brake duty. (If you missed that adventure, you can read about it in "Farming Michael Vick Continued." We'll probably be grounded till we're fifty over that escapade! And I was only along to bail them out if they got arrested.)

But fortunately nothing happened last night. Merci, Buddy and Samaritan brought Jan safely home.

Good job!

(s) Merci