Sunday, July 17, 2011

Rescue Pets Rock!

Hey, Sam here. Not much news, I'm afraid. It's too hot for activity and Jan has been hogging the internet again. Personally, I think she should get her own computer and leave ours alone, but she says if we want to eat, we need to bug off. Do I look like a bug to you? Hrrmmph! I don't think so either.

Jan says, One of the tough things about growing older is you can't remember where you left your memory, even though it must be nearby since it was here five seconds ago. We think that's just an excuse because she's so slow at figuring things out.

But she did finally finish another design for our store, Rescue Pets Rock.

Yes, that's our lovely Merci, but not our Percy. Jan wanted to use real shelter pets. She found the perfect cat photo right away, one of the shelter cats that was adopted through the local Petsense. But the dog posed a problem. None of her photos would work. Then she remembered Merci was a shelter dog. (Have we  mentioned Jan is forgetful? Oh, right, only a few hundred times.)

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We are not signed up for Google+ but we would like to share something we read this morning that is very important if you decide to join. As you know, your Blogger photos are stored in Google's Picasa. Whether or not you blog, we hope you don't store the only copy of any photos there because things can go wrong and they could be lost - forever!

We prefer to decide which photos we share with the public, so we most likely will not be signing up with Google+. If you join, your choices are to share all your Picasa photos with your circles, make all your photos public, or hit the delete button in Google+. But should you hit delete, you would not be deleting your Picasa photos from Google+. You would be deleting your Picasa account with all your blog photos. And you would not be able to recover them.

So, just in case you might ever decide to join Google+, The Real Blogger Status posted an article on this subject yesterday. Always remember, whatever you delete from Picasa will also be deleted from your blog.

15 comments:

  1. Hi ya! Sam you are lookin' mighty fine today. We have a good idea for you. Why don't you just let Jan have that computer and get you all a new one. Hugs and nose kisses

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  2. Awwww beautiful Merci and kitty friend make a purrfect pair for Jan's lovely Rescue Pets Rock site! Yay!!! Hello Sam!! Take care
    x

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  3. Mum didnt get to many blogs yesterday and we just saw your video. Wow why would mum hatch her babies way uo there, and they all got down safely wow. Thanks for showing that. I am ggoing to look at your new design now.. Hugs GJ xx

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  4. Neither my human nor I have signed up with Google+ yet, but I think they will have to change their photo policy eventually - I can't imagine anyone being happy with those choices. My photos are all filed and saved and backed up, but I know that is not the case with everyone.

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  5. Nice to see you Sam! Thanks for dropping by to give Cookie some encouraging words.

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  6. Thanks for the information about Google +. I think I'll stay away from any new social networking for now.

    Mom Paula

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  7. Happy Sunday to all of you!
    My mom deleted some pictures from our Picasa account... and yes... we lost them in our blog too! Hmmm.... a lesson learned in a hard way!
    Kisses and hugs
    Lorenza

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  8. We're trying Google +. It's no great shakes....

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  9. I love the Rescue Pet Rocks items too, very cool indeed! We haven't made a Google+ decision either...we're waiting on this one.

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  10. Greetings Jan all the four legged creatures,

    We love your new masthead but where is the donkey?

    In regards to Google and Picasa, you are correct that if an image is deleted in Picasa it also removes it from ones post. That is because it is a link, however as for privacy, you can make your albums private, available to those who have a link or public. When one makes an album private and some of these images have been posted, they will also disappear.

    One has all these options and the changes are easy to do.

    Warmest regards,
    Miss Kitty and Egmont

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  11. You talk about Jan's memory but let me tell you, she could run rings around the mom here. Thanks for the information about google though the mom won't be able to figure things out. Glad there are enough of you there to help Jan keep finding her memory when it is misplaced.

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  12. We like the Rescue Pets Rock design too Sam!!!! We think it rocks ;)
    We store our pics on our computer and in back up. We do not like those choices either :/
    We kinda do not like FB for many of their policies too.
    We hear Google is making plenty of changes. We'll just have to wait and see what we like ;) heehee
    Purrs Tillie and Georgia

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  13. Marmie, who's still quite young in the scheme of things, keeps hearing about Google+ but doesn't even know where to begin with signing up for it.

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  14. Hey Sam... you certainly do not look like a bug to us. **shakes head vigorously** I think Jan should get her own compooter to earn those green paper to buy you food, toys and treats and leave your compooter alone! :P

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  15. Hi Sam!

    We think that Rescue Pets Rock stuff is cool (Merci and her cat pal look great)!

    Thanks for the 411 about Google+ and Picasa ... we're sitting this one out for now to see how things progress.

    Have a great day!

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