Monday, September 21, 2009

Melvin and Merci

Sam: We started setting up a FaceBook account Friday night and we're still trying to figure things out there. Like how to get our blog posts and Twitter tweets to appear on our wall. And how to make a page for our blog. Let's face it, we live with an old human .... OUCH! Buddy, you poked me in the ribs with your elbow!

Buddy, whispering: Be quiet and don't look, but Jan is standing right behind you.

Sam: As I was saying, we live with this beautiful human who helped us sign up. And she's a whiz at figuring things out.

Buddy: She's gone now, Sam.

Sam: Actually, Jan is worse than we are at figuring things out, so we have to keep correcting her mistakes, which is why it's taking us so long to get our FB set up.

Cotton: We're so exhausted we couldn't think of anything to post today, but we voted on Melvin.

Crystal: Many of you know Melvin. He's an adorable teacup Himalayan with multiple health problems which translates to high vet bills.

Cyndi: Yes, and he tried to do what many bloggers have done -- sell something online for a pressing financial need -- in this case, a move across country. And some commenter raised a ruckus about it and caused problems for Melvin, so Melvin stopped the sale.

Cameron: But other bloggers supported him, so the sale is back on. As the Treasurer for the Funny Farm (not that these guys ever pay their dues!), I can tell a good deal when I sniff one.

Merci: He is selling Melvin sketches. You can pay him or you can donate to Suncoast Animal League or you can pick one of the other options he lists to get a sketch.

Rusty: We hope the move goes well for Melvin and his humans.

Percy: Visit Melvin Mouchois' blog for details.

Buddy: Last Thursday we debuted the amateur video we made to promote Merci for the Cutest Dog Competition. If you missed it, you can view it here.

Crystal: We hope you will take a moment to pop over and vote for Merci in the Cutest Dog Competition again today. Every vote is important. Her direct link is:


  1. We voted! The mom has been on FB fer ages now and sumtimes still dun get it!!

  2. We voted! Facebook is behaving badly today.

  3. We always blame Facebook when we can't figure something out. Which is often.

  4. Our huMom is not on FB but even if she were, she would never be able to help you, trust us, she wouldn't.

    Now off to vote.

    Woos, the OP Pack

  5. You have to be invited by someone who is a member of Networkblogs, so I'll try to find you there and send you an invite. Once you accept the invitation, you can set up your blog feeds to show on your wall and show your blog on your profile page. It's a bit confusing for sure - I had to be lead by the hand by Mountain Woman when I started.

  6. Mommy says FB is hard to figure out. There are two ways you can put your post on FB. One you can just link to it everytime you post, that is the easiest and what Mommy did for the longest time until she figured the second way out. Two you can go to Networked Blogs and add your blog. We hopes this helps. WE aren't the best at explaining things and Mommy says FB still confuses her.

  7. Networked Blogs is the best way to add your feed to FB because it pulls the photos, too. But I recall it was confusing to figure out.

  8. well at least Jan is trying! You guys have a twitter account-some dogs and cats don't have that!!

    Kodak, 3 Perf and Blossom

  9. I am new at Facebook too. I don't have it figured out at all. I go through Networked blogs too. I'm not sure I even did that right, but it seems to work for me.

  10. The only thing I know about tweets and twitters is that they taste good!

    Come on over to our house tomorrow. Surpirse party for Opus! Hope you all can join us!

  11. Our mom became Jan's friend today on Facebook! Our mom is still trying to learn her way around facebook, she finds it confusing at times.

    We voted!!

    We love Melvin, we wish him and his humans lots of luck with the move!!

  12. Thank youu!
    We voted and will continue to vote every day! GOOD LUCK!

  13. It probably is facebooks fault. It takes up way too much time for my human...

  14. Ooh, my human says my blog already takes up too much of her time so she has resisted all her friends who keep nagging her to join FaceBook (well, of course, MY stuff is MUCH more important than her stupid life!

    Honey the Great Dane
    ps. I've been voting for Merci!

  15. I just don't know what people are thinking-to make mean comments. Phooey! I buzzed over there today to offer Melvin some encouragement.

    You know, I signed up for FB, and it is confoozing-none of the names you see are recognizable-the names of all the Beans are used-so it's hard to tell if you're looking at a stranger or the mum of somecat or dog you know! Except for Miss Daisy and one or two more, I don't know who they are. Phooey.

  16. We voted! We think mum has given up trying with Facebook.

  17. My Mom is on Facebook and almost never remembers to even check it. I think it is 'cuz she really does not want to take the time to figure out how to do it right. Humans!

  18. I only pawmit mine to spend time on FB when she has finished helping me with visiting my furiends blogs AND getting mine together!

    PeeEssWoo: Yes, Networked blogs...blah blah blah

  19. 56 votes!
    I guess my mom is old too. She has no idea how FB works! So, we prefer just blogging!
    Kisses and hugs

  20. Moth is on FB too. Nice since she has been ignoring the blogs for such a long time.
    Tomorrow for sure I will be at Opus's surprise party. See you there.

  21. My mom is on FB, too, but I won't let her spend too much time on there.

  22. Oh Jan, Mom has a FB page and didn't realize you could bring your blog or tweets! Staff! She did open the Photoshop elements box.

  23. my mommy isn't to old but she can't figure half that techy stuff out either! we are heading over to vote right now.

    we visited Melvin earlier today. we told him mean people suck, but there are so many beans who love him that he shouldn't pay them any mind. purrrrs

  24. My mom got on facebook recently... isn't sure about it! We voted!

  25. We're on FB too and sometimes Mama links my blog to her page with the link symbol. It's very easy. There's also an link application that you can use.

    Maybe I'll see you there if the d... I mean Jan the genius ever figures it out!!



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