Sunday, February 01, 2009

Still Counting

It was really nerve-wracking, waiting to hear what yesterday would bring, as it was the final day before Rainsville was scheduled to step in and confiscate the remainder of Carrol Crocker's dogs. We haven't been able to get confirmation yet, but the Green Acres web page changed the number to 7 yesterday and there's no sign of panic. So we assume the request made to the court for a few more days was granted and the remaining dogs are still safe today.

We're hopping around with our paws crossed, waiting for really good news -- that all of Carrol's dogs are safely re-homed, in a rescue, or being fostered.

Carrol's page: Green Acres

Heather's Hope 4 Dogs

And for a quick update on our -- uh, Jan's computer, she is hoping she might be able to work with photos again in a small way, but she had to uninstall her MS photo editor because the program is determined there are 2 sets of photos on here (with the same file name and path, no less) and it locks up everything looking for them. If anyone has a clue how she can get it to reinstall (again!) without causing the same problem, let us know. Nothing complicated. We don't want to see her sitting here again, tears running, fists waving and yelling at a machine.

We haven't had much attention for a while because she has been spending days at this computer -- till the wee hours of the morning -- trying to figure out how this new av/anti-spyware/"Windows-Prozac" program works and why it was being so contrary every time she tried to do something as simple as retrieve her email.

Even though she thinks she's made progress and is ready to give photos a try today, it's going to be a long, long, super-long highway back to where we were in November. And we were behind then. So, we apologize to all who have given us awards in the last 5 or so months. We promised we would post them, but we're going to have to go back on our word. We hope you will forgive us, but except for eventually getting to a couple of special posts we've had planned for a while, we're going to have to move forward. Our thanks to each of you who shared your award with us. It was an honor.

And, as much as we hate to say it, this computer is not finished. Mr. Doug will be doing more work on it in the near future. We hope that will just be for hardware. He has invested a lot of hours already. In fact, the night Jan worked till almost 4 a.m. writing a column, her brother spent the same hours working on her computer. They're both a little old for all-nighters and this has really taken a toll on both of them. Jan is just getting back on her feet from it and hopefully Mr. Doug is too. We're really proud of Mr. Doug!

Buddy: I've always been proud of him! Mr. Doug saved my life.

Well, just in case you've forgotten what we look like, we're going to go into our online Picasa album and see what we can find. Ah, here's one from Karl's lizard BBQ back on April 15 of last year. That was a fun time!

photo by Sassy

JFF -- Crystal, Cotton, Merci, Cyndi, Percy, Cameron, Buddy, Rusty & Sam


  1. We are hoping that the remaining doggies get good homes too.

  2. We are hopeful for the remaining seven to get homes too!

  3. Oh Jan & da funny farm... we iz hopin' likes crazee dats your comp-hooter gets fixed & dats your photoz iz saved. I hates to see momeez screechin' & cryin' in front of deze screenz & boxesez.
    Doze poor dawgz. We iz purrin' fur dem to come through & havez safe new homez.

  4. Hi Jan,

    We just wanted to stop by and say thank you for purring and praying for Moki!

    We so hope the remaining doggies all find loving furever homes!

  5. That lizard bbq was great - that was their blogoversary if I remember right - wasn't Emil there, too? Ah, memories! Have a great week.


  6. We are purring for the doggies.

    Can you belive our fence still isn't ready. And the parents worked very hard this weekend on it.

    Hope your computer is OK soon. We wish we had advice to offer but our puter usually makes Mommy cry too, when it misbehaves. ~S,S & C

  7. I'm purring for the woofies. And I hope your compoooter sorts itself out real soon!


  8. Only 7 left? YAY!! Ok the mom yoo can stop being so joyful, dey has to find homes quick too.

    The mom quit using any MS type of program cept her puter. She downloaded ( which is a free download and free use and its just like photoshop. And we knows if she can figures out that program other beans can too!

  9. We're crossing our fingers and paws that the remaining dogs find a home quickly!
    Sorry that your computer is still acting up!

  10. Sometimes computers just have to show that they are the alpha dog and be very dominant over humans.

  11. Paws and fingers crossed here too!



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