Sunday, February 13, 2011

Sam Sends Purrs and Tail Wags

Hi, it's me again. Sam. We have a video of shame for you today. The kitties are laughing at it because it's about a trained woofie and as you all know, cats only do what they are in the mood to do.

But first, we would all like to send loving purrs and tail wags to some of our friends who had a very hard week.

Our friend Gracie was run over by a truck. Not actually, just figuratively. But she is a forgiving person and she won't only survive her wounds, she will heal. And she has retained her sense of humor. We all had a hearty laugh at her post on cooking advice. Gracie is the sweetheart who made our Valentine header and two or three others. She was also the auctioneer who ran an auction for us last year. That was when we got a small glimpse into how much time and effort goes into each auction, not to mention coordinating the payment and mailing of all the items.

KC runs the Cat Blogosphere and her mom ML does a wonderful job assisting her - juggling news, soothing occasional ruffled feathers and helping bloggers far more often than any of us know about. They picked a good time to close the CB for a few days of well-deserved rest because yesterday they had no phone or internet service. We hope it's back to stay but KC is sick again. We hope she will get well quickly.

Auntie Deb is dealing with severe back pain and numerous medical procedures for it. Jan had decades of back pain so she empathizes. Persistent pain can often make it hard to deal with even the simple stresses of life. Auntie Deb has been a help to many bloggers, including us. Her blog is on hiatus but we hope she will be able to return soon. She and Sammy & Andy's mom have started Furiends In Need to help kitties in need.

KC and Gracie have opened The Cat Blogosphere Auction Blog. It will only be temporary, until those auctions still on the current list are finished and then, as ML mentioned on her blog recently, auctions will be held on individual blogs. We all have the same aim, which is to help those in need.

We think Gracie started on the wine a bit early - we're kidding! - because she and ML asked Jan to do the template for the CB auction blog since she's had experience doing her own. Now, any of you regular readers are aware of how much "fun" Jan has had setting up a template on our blog. She is tech illiterate! Jan spent hours last Tuesday doing the template over from scratch again and again. None of the backgrounds were appropriate for a cat blog. She hated everything she put together.

But last night she got an idea. Group furry groan! We were sure we were going to be publicly humiliated since she didn't have a clue what she was doing. But if you clicked on the link above, you've already seen the new CB auction blog template, starring KC and Gracie.

Now that Jan has seen this video, she thinks we woofies should learn to fetch for her too. Yeah, that will be the day. First thing, she would get upset with whichever one of us forgot to close the refrigerator door. But she can dream if she wants to.

If the video doesn't play, click here.


  1. Sam
    I am sending my tail waggs fow all those in's been such a wotten week fow many and i hope evewyone will get back to ouw impawtant wowk of paying attention to fuwwkids once they feel bettew
    smoochie valentine kisses

  2. We have been thinking some of the same things you were thinking. I hope that KC gets her internet back soon!

  3. Thanks for this post and the kind words about everyone. You have said what I have been thinking since this all started. Everyone involved with the auctions and those that have friends in need want to help in anyway that they can. I just hope with time things will get back to normal and settle down soon. Our gang has the motto and I think those who love their furries might agree with it, it goes like this: one for all and all for one!

    KC and I have worked closely in the auctions over the last year and a half, KC having worked there many more years before that, and are looking forward to stepping down once all of our friends on our waiting list are hosted by an auction by us.

    Loved the video but wondering if this mommie is breaking some job violation rules. That poor doggie was working, excuse the expression, his tail off.

    Again, thank you for this post. I hope it is read by many and given a lot of thought.

  4. We are sending up purrs and prayers for all who have had a hard week and we hope a much better week is ahead for all. Hugs and nose kisses

  5. Me and Charlie are sending a million and one infinite purrs and hugs to KC, Gracie, ML and Aunty Deb!!!! We hope that they are all resting and getting healed up and having some wine! :-)

    Awww but seriously!! CB is such a fabulous place and these auctions are just brilliant!! Yay for you lovely Jan for your fabulous template!! yay!!! It's brilliant!!

    Awwww that doggy is so clever!! Wow!!! What a great doggy - as gorgeous and lovely as you, Sam!! Take care

  6. You all said so well what we are thinking about. Thanks.

  7. Great post and cute video :)

  8. Jan
    This is indeed such a lovely post!
    I myself worked doing eBay auctions for over a year, and I can tell you from experience how time consuming it was. There was good and bad, but ultimately I got burnt out on it. (I don't know how the Katnip Lounge Daddy does it!) That said I can understand the constraints a charity auction has. IT is for the betterment of a kitty so you know that it's all worth every ounce of work devoted to it, but there is a lot that goes into it.
    We are so sorry to see anyone having hurt feelings, and we recognize that we do not know the details of what happened. But we do hold hope that it can all be worked out. ML & KC, Deb and Gracie have all worked behind the scenes to do a lot of good and we hope that will continue in one form or another in the future.


  9. We don't know any of what happened, but we sure hope all will soon be feeling better and everything gets back to normal.

    That pup video was pretty interesting - we wonder if she would come wait on us too:)

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  10. Very good post, Jan.
    You put into words exactly what we've been thinking about.

  11. Good post. We appreciate all the work everyone has put into the auctions and also the CB in general. We hope these differences can be overcome and harmony returns again. It is very sad when our friends fall out.

  12. Sam, we are purring for them too. I don't know what happened and I'm glad. We are some of ML and the Sherwood Gang's biggest fans! We hope they get back to blogging and being happy soon. ((hugs))

    Great job on the template!

    Um, as for fetching, that is why we have beans. Not the other way around...I actually felt bad for that woofie. I mean, they totally should wait on us kitties, but to work so hard serving a bean is just wrong.

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  14. We are sending lots of healing purrs to Gracie and her Mom. Words can hurt far more then Mack Trucks and we are sorry they got hit with hurtful words. They have been very good friends to us.

    Purrs that KC gets well soon and they gets their internets back. KC & ML are the greatest. We hopes they are enjoying their vacation.

    Healing purrs for Auntie Deb, severe back pain is no fun and sometimes the medication isn't any fun either.

    Loving purrs for everyone and Happy Valentines Day!!!!

    Sam what a wonderful post. You expressed yourself very eloquently.

  15. We do really care about everyone and we send purrs and hugs all around. Heck, let's just have a big NipFest! Love the woofie video too.

  16. Oh I wish I could do all dat for my Mom...but dose bottles were bigger den me!

    Great Jobs!

    PeeS....good vibes for all dose who need it right now.

  17. I hope things go better for them!
    Aaaand... that video... hmmm... I hope my mom will not watch it... she would have ideas!!!
    Happy Sunday!
    Kisses and hugs

  18. Thanks for the update, Jan. I missed a few things in the last few days. Also, thanks for your kind words about Au. We will make sure his last days are happy, and we won't let him suffer.

  19. You're all doing a great job helping furries in need. KC is in our purrs and prayers. She and mom ML have been working tirelessly for the CB.

    We sincerely hope that the misunderstanding will work itself through and the CB will once again be the harmonious community it has always been, and hopefully will always be.

  20. Hope things will get better soon :)

    In the mean time, Have a great valentine days!

    Autumn and Jasmine

  21. We are sending purrs for those hoo need help and support.

    Happy Valentine's Day to yoo all! We LOVE yoo guys!

  22. Stopping by early to leave love and Valentine's wishes to all at your place. Thanks for being such wonderful kind friends!!

  23. Happy Valentine's Day sweet ones. ♥♥♥

  24. Sending love and purrs your way. That was a great video of the fetching woofie!

    Happy Valentine's Day to all of you!!

    Padre, Panda Bear, Meerkat, Cookie, and Caramel (& fosters Sunny and Sky)

  25. We just wanted to stop by and wish you all a wonderful and happy Valentine's day!

    Sending kitty kisses from Italy!
    Opus and Ollie

  26. That's a well trained pooch all right, but they do need to teach it to close the fridge door, LOL. Plus, I'm not sure how useful a tissue would be with dog slobber all over it.

    Happy Valentine's Day!

  27. So well put, Jan and crew! We love and appreciate everybody, and are sending purrs and hugs.

  28. Happy Valentine's Day!
    We loves you!
    Hugs, purrs and headbutts,
    Sabrina, Sam and Simon

  29. Gosh - that video is almost scary! Partly because that human used such a scary voice - I would have thought she should have had a happier voice, considering all the things that doggie is doing for her!

    I had to laugh at some of the stuff - see, if that lady had me as a doggie, she wouldn't be so keen to teach some of those tricks - after all, who wants a tissue covered in SLOBBERS or drink fro a bottle covered with DROOL??!! :-)

    Honey the Great Dane

  30. Thanks fur sharing the video -

    That is one woo see me starring in any time soon!

    PeeEssWoo: Mom had a passenger named Jan on Sunday - she was a Feist Mix - kind of deskhribes your Jan!?!

  31. Well Pl2 is having a bad week herself so she can understand... and she said that video gave her some ideas. We wonder what she means... Love A+A

  32. We hope this week is a better week for everyone.

    Lots of pawsative thoughts and paws forward!

    Big Nose Pokes
    The Thugletsx


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