Sunday, March 16, 2008

Hodgepodge, March 16

On our behalf, Jan wrote this in an email to the Public Affairs Office of Marine Corps Base Hawaii (email address in the post URMC Responds to Video) regarding the puppy throwing video:

This incident concerns me greatly, as does any act of violence against a human or an animal. It is a well-documented fact that animal abuse and human abuse are closely entwined. What I believe is that anyone who would commit such a horrible act as was demonstrated in the video and to laugh at it is not a newcomer to violence. And I'm not referring to what he learned while at war.

We were pleasantly surprised to find Crystal's photo on Chey's blog this morning. As you know, we wholeheartedly support her for President and although she had several favorite comments of the week, she chose ours to feature today. We almost made it once before but that time intrigue won out over humor.

You might already know this site, but we just came across it. The March 12 post is sad. The blog is SaveAShelterPet and the sad story is about 3 rescued puppies with parvo. Two died and they need help to try to save the 3rd. They have some good information on parvo.

We always enjoy Wildcats 3 stories, but yesterday they lost their young Fritz to a blood clot that broke loose and paralyzed him. If you haven't stopped by there, please do. It was a huge shock to lose a healthy cat so suddenly.


Over on Moki's blog you can watch a video of Charley, a cat with Cerebellar Hypoplasia, which is what the vet first thought Moki has. There is some good information there on cats with special needs.


Most of you know about Percy (The Cats Stephens' Percy, not our Percy). Skeezix the cat made him this get well graphic.


We're keeping our paws crossed for Smudge and Lilly Lu. We cried when we read Lilly Lu's Thursday post, but we're encouraged by today's.


We've been enjoying the adventures of Sassy, Momo, Opus & Roscoe, Karl, Emil, & Mrs. Oz, Ruis, Asta, Stanley, Momo & Pinot, Charlie, Socks, Scylla & Charybdis. Tomorrow, St. Patty's Day, is their last day in Ireland. Since they played Thundering Herd of Elephants up and down the Leaning Tower of Pisa's steps on their first day of the tour and collapsed the tower, we can't wait to see what other mischief they get into before they return home.

We almost forgot this. Haggis was last sighted at Fannon Dr & Old Chapel Rd, Bowie, Maryland at 5:10 PM on March 16th. That's just a few hours ago. We've got all our paws crossed.


  1. Hi Jan's Funny Farm,

    You've been tagged for the middle name meme. Stop by my blog to pick up the directions.


  2. Happy St. Patrick's Day! There is so much sad news around the Catblogosphere these days. I am praying hard for all the sick kitties and for those families who have just lost a kitty.

  3. We are purring and praying for all those in need.

  4. Purring for everybody.

    Wonderful news that Haggis was spotted. We hope they find him soon. ~Scylla, Charybdis & Socks

  5. Happy St. Pat's Day to Jan and the whole gang. Thanks for the updates and keep rooting for Haggis to be found and get home. Will pray for all of the ones that are in need of help.
    If you all have time we have Irish glasses at our place for you to bring home with you, Sassy gave them to me. We are trying to make sure everyone of our friends has a pair for today's celebration.

  6. thank you all at the Funny Farm for your kind words about our Fritzy. We are missing him so much. We always enjoy visiting your blog and were so pleased to see you all mentioned him, along with all your good works for the animals benefit. Your Jan is a wonderful person.
    Chris, Abby, Rosie, Gidget and Jackie

  7. Happy Saint Patrick's day. That's a good round-up of important news.

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  9. Thanks for all the pupdates. We have our paws crossed Haggis is found soon! We just pawed over to the lostdeerhound site yesterday and saw the last sighting was the 13th good news there was another yesterday!

    Woo woo, Kelsey Ann

  10. Happy StPaddy's day effuwyone!!!
    I love youw new pictoowe on youw identifyew! thank you fow all the news, I'm so sowwy so much of it is sad..I will cwoss my paws and pway fow all ouw sick fwiends and Fritzy who cwossed ovew the bwidge so suddenly..I'm excited about thenews about Haggis...maybe he'll finally get to go home!
    smoochie kisses,Asta

  11. thank you for all the news. i wish there was more happy news out there and we'll purr for that.

    take care all and have a happy st. patrick's day!

  12. Happy St Patrick's Day to all at JFF from us (Momo and I are visiting together today, just for a change)

  13. Happy St. Patricks day to you all!


  14. I just keep thinking that any day Haggis will be found and be taken home to his mom and dad, they must be so stressed out. I know in my heart he will get back home. Thanks for all of your updates, I do only like the ones that end good. Of course everyone is like that.

  15. Happy St. Patrick's Day a little late! Thanks for the updates and we will keep purring for Haggis to be found and get home. We will purr for all of the ones that are in need of help too!


  16. hmm, we admire you Jan furr always being the lead on any actions against animal cruelties...

    keep on this good job!

  17. Hi Everyone!
    I'm planning on westing fow a few days at least hehehe..that was a mawvelous but tiwing twip.

    I got the graphic from Dogs With Blogs..there are several variations they've made for our use..hope you can get one
    love and smoochie kisses,Asta

  18. Why not join???
    DWB is vewy nice, and helpful...and you do have doggies
    smoochie kisses,

  19. Eleven o'clock at our house tonight and neither one of us can sleep. Sassy has cooked up something involving Roscoe and me tomorrow and we are too busy wondering what she is getting us into now. Does anyone at your place know what is up?????

  20. I see the Italian boys have been hear trying to find out what my plans for tomorrow are with them. I don't think your gang knows what is going on but if they do please don't let the cat out of the bag, ha,ha,ha.

  21. hiya Jan - hope you had a good Paddy's Day :)

    on a serious note, that Puppy Throwing thing is horrendous - they are thugs and they should not be trusted with a toy gun let alone drafted into the army. is it any wonder stories keep coming out of iraq of atrocities happening to women and children?... ooooo, it makes me want to swear in a thousand languages! x

  22. Hi Jan - Yes, we had a lot of fun during our St. Patrick's adventure, but we also followed the CB noos, and together we purred and crossed paws every evening for our sick furry friends...

    Headbutts from us,
    ~Karl & Ruis


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