Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Ham 4 Funny Farm, Merci & Huffle

Crystal and Buddy have returned from the Hams of the World Tour. Shhhhhhhh, we have to type quietly. They're sleeping it off in a corner. Too much excitement -- not to mention too much ham -- in a short time.

As to Buddy's suitcase of ham for the Funny Farm, when the weinermobile litter room and vehicle were cleaned, the suitcase was left out of the fridge (what would you do if you found a suitcase in the fridge?) and all the ham ripened. It nearly hit Sammy in the head as it sailed out the window when Sammy drove around a curve on two wheels.

But the Meezers saved Buddy's day. They sent Buddy and Crystal home with extra hams for the Funny Farm.

Yesterday we read the blog post for the Cutest Dog Contest. Seven times we're told not to worry, cheaters won't win. And whoever wrote it is starting to take offense? Gee, golly, gosh, you think his (her?) feelings are really hurt?

What about all of us who were unable to vote or be voted for so much of the time these last weeks? What about our "feelings" when we post a comment on their blog about ourselves and our friends being unable to access Merci's page to vote and our comments are removed? So, hey, whoever you are that wrote that, we aren't the least bit concerned about your feelings.

The first week Merci was entered, she had 180+ votes the last time we checked. The next week she had 200+ the last time we checked. So, they're not particularly impressive numbers, but she was picking up voters.

And then...... we couldn't get through; Merci's voters couldn't get through. So Merci dropped down to 59 or whatever. And then they changed the rules so folks had to register and Merci's voters ran for the hills because they didn't want to give out their paid email addresses to what they thought might be someone collecting addresses to sell, and non-blogging folks don't want to be bothered with having to remember another password.

You can read their blog entry here. We sure hope they can stop cheaters and that no cheater wins. What surprised us is the remark that sometimes it isn't the entrant doing the cheating, it's a competitor padding the votes to get their rival disqualified. Why don't some of these folks put all that brain power they invest in cheating to a positive and honest use?

We hope many of you will resume voting for Merci daily and the CDC site will be accessible so voting won't raise voters blood pressure as it has been doing. That's been our big complaint -- not being able to access the CDC site to vote much of the time.

And with that said, vote MERCI.

On another subject, please pop over to Angus Mohr's to vote on what color Huffle Mawson's new parsley pot should be. We hope this means the petition worked and Huffle's parsley pot is forthcoming.


  1. We are off to vote for Merci. So far we haven't had anymore problems with the site. Hopefully whatever bugs they had have been fixed. And of course we will vote on the color pot Huffle should have.

    We are serving the cake Sassy brought for breakfast, so glad JFF is at the party to help us eat it. ~S,S,C & F

  2. We just went and voted - we really hope you win!

  3. We try to vote often, it doesn't matter cause Merci is the number one woofie in our book!

  4. Ham hangover - now that's a new one - but it must have been so much fun doing.

    Tail wags, the OP Pack

  5. We have voted, both for Merci and Huffle's pot

  6. WE will continue to vote for Merci.

  7. We hate cheatin' ~ it's norty and its wrong. We think Merci should win. We're off to vote straight away.

    We've voted on Hufle's parsley pot colour too!

  8. It's too bad the contest has been such a pain. We've had some trouble, but not too much. Off to vote again!

    Purrs and hugs,
    The Kitty Krew

  9. We've been trying to vote every day. They really have made it hard! :(
    Merci is the winner in our book!
    Play bows,

  10. Hope the luck will always be with u! :)

  11. I'm still dreaming about ham and litter boxes!


  12. Just wanted to stop in and thank you all for your kind words. We will love and miss Roscoe forever, but the good times will always keep a smile on our faces.

    Big hugs from Italy,
    Cyn, Opus and Ollie

  13. No matter what, you are #1 with me.

  14. Well,at least I got to vote today..hope it keeps wowking!

    That ham toow must have been the best..hammmmmmmmmmm
    hope they west and keep dweaming of all those hamses
    smoochie kisses

  15. Oh...contests are supposed to be fun, right! It was fun on the Ham tour with you...

    We have to go vote now...

  16. Vote - done
    Petition - signed
    Kisses and hugs

  17. I have tried to vote for Merci a lot, sometimes it works, sometimes not. But I have gotten a couple of votes in!

    Thanks for helping with the parsley pot campaign. I'm pretty sure mum will have to get me a new one after all this.

    Huffle Mawson

  18. Dear Funnies at the Farm -- HI! Thank you for all your totally awesome contribushons in the way of outstanding commintz we very much appreshate it!! Also we have a very important crusade we are launching, which is to outlaw thermometers, and we would like to see if all of you would like to be ambastadors for it, we will send more details but we would be honored if you
    would be ambastadors! And what will be also very awesome is that we will hopefully get some rescue dogs to be ambastadors and that means we can post their piktures and maybe some humans will see the piktures and then they will go to live with them!! OK more very soon, Love, your PaLs, LuLu and

  19. Our votes are in - and no cheating! :)

  20. Good mowning..wan back fwom Afwika to vote again

  21. Just voted! Hope you win, Merci!

  22. voting for Merci - but I do prefer carrots to ham!

    bunny kisses,
    Lovey (for Charlie's DogBlog)


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