Saturday, April 02, 2011

Rusty Reports News

Rusty here with today's news.We have some good news, some sad news and some news on Blogger you might not have heard yet.

This video shows one happy dog, rescued after surviving the tsunami in Japan and spending three weeks floating on wreckage at sea.

If the video doesn't play, click here.

We are happy for the rescue of this dog, but very sad for those who have lost a human loved one or have one or more family members missing - and/or a pet or pets. There are so many missing and they are presumed dead.

As many of you are aware, the Cat Blogosphere has been holding an auction for Shell's medical bills. Sadly, her rescuer MA had to make the hard decision to end her suffering and let her go yesterday. She had a bad start in life but her last days were filled with love.

Oh, and by the way, for those of you who use Blogger and haven't yet heard, Google has signed an agreement to purchase Blogger. You can read about it here.

When Jan opened this blog she understood that Google already owned Blogger, so this news was a surprise.  After reading Kea's comment, we went back to Blogger and checked the About Us page.  And we found this posted there -

Things were going well again in 2002. We had hundreds of thousands of users, though still just a few people. And then something no one expected happened: Google wanted to buy us. Yes, that Google. We liked Google a lot. And they liked blogs. So we were amenable to the idea. And it worked out nicely.  Now we're a small (but slightly bigger than before) team in Google focusing on helping people have their own voice on the web and organizing the world's information from the personal perspective. Which has pretty much always been our whole deal.

So if Google bought Blogger back in 2002, how is Google buying Blogger in 2011? Don't ask us. We're just furries. We were hoping you might know. :)

(It was an April Fool joke.)


  1. Too bad that tears of joy always have to get mixed with tears of sadness and sorrow. We were very sad to hear about Ms. Shell, but it was so good to see that sweet dog rescued - we only hope his health is still good after all that time alone.

    Happy Saturday to all.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  2. We saw the sad news about Shell....She was blessed to have had such wonderful love and care; now she's at peace and free of her body's suffering. That was the best and hardest gift, a selfless act for Shell's Highest Good.

    We also saw the rescue of the dog in Japan, were amazed. We hope that if the dog's family didn't survive, that s/he will find a wonderful home with another family.

    And re: the news that Google has bought Blogger...Thanks! Actually, the mom just assumed that Google owned Blogger, didn't even realize it was a separate company, so reading the article was interesting!

    -Fuzzy Tales

  3. I was sad to hear about Shell, but at least she was surrounded by love in her final days.

  4. Oh I loved that sweet doggie rescue!! I saw it over at the BBC this morning and just cheered and cheered!!

    Then I read about Shelly. It's just awful and so sad but I'm just glad she was truly loved in her last days.

    I thought Google owned Blogger already so I have no idea what's going on here!!

    Thanks lovely Rusty for your fab blog post! take care

  5. I am so sorry to know about Shell.
    Sure it was not an easy decision.
    I can't believe the doggie was there for 3 weeks!
    Glad he is safe now.
    Take care
    Kisses and hugs

  6. We saw, it’s so sad. But at least Shell had people who loved her at the end.

  7. Thanks for stopping by tonight. It was great seeing you. The mom said I could visit with you for awhile. Yeah! I was so happy that the doggie in Japan was rescued and alive. What a story he could tell if doggies could talk.
    I was so sad today when I learned that sweet Shell went to the bridge. She touched so many hearts, this was a hard loss. Was hoping this would be our miracle and she would make it. The tears flow once again as another one that we grew to love has left us.

  8. love this story..sorry about Shell
    Benny & Lily

  9. The story of the dog saved in Japan was amazing. But it's so sad about Shell...

  10. We are all so very sad about sweet Shell too. I am thrilled that sweet woofie was saved though.

  11. How sad it is to hear about Shell. But she gave it her all and she had Love with her in the end. I think it was a great rescue of the dog in Japan and hope and pray it is doing well now. Mom Loved it's cute face. Hope you all had a good weekend.


  12. I am feeling sad and happy all at da same time. So sorry about Shell, but very happy dat da doggie was saved.


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