Wednesday, August 31, 2011

SUV in the Lake

Hey, Sam, Merci and Buddy here with today's post.  We were all eyewitnesses so we decided to write this together. What were we eyewitnesses to?  We're glad you asked us that.

Have you ever been in the position of explaining to police officers you saw something you knew wasn't possible, so you thought you imagined it and didn't report it? Well, Jan has joined that club.

While walking yesterday morning, we started down the hill. We turn at the bottom and retrace our route to home. Across the road is the lake where Jan made the video of the Marching Geese convention.

But there's something different about the view. What looks like the corner of a roof and back of a vehicle is sticking out of the water. But that isn't possible. The area is posted, fenced and locked. There is no way a non-work vehicle could be on the property, let alone in the lake.

Photo taken through the chain link fence.

We picked up the pace for a closer look. The object didn't move. At the corner, we waited on traffic. Jan kept a wary eye on an approaching bicyclist because we get excited and want to chase anything that moves. The cyclist stopped and we watched two vehicles drive by. The second one was a police car. We sped across the road and ... nothing. There was nothing in the water. Not even ripples.

It must have been an optical illusion, the sun playing tricks on us. So we turned around and started home.

Hours later, Jan was coming back from town and there were a lot of men and a boat down at the lake. Cars were pulled over and men were standing on higher ground for a good view of what was happening. That's when she realized she really had seen a vehicle just before it completely submerged.

This morning there was an item on the WTGA Fun101fm local news station. A man had taken a family vehicle and driven it through a fence and down the hill into the water. But the damaged fence was too far away for Jan to see. And who would have guessed?  This is not a case where someone could possibly have been driving down a road and missed a curve or lost control. This was deliberate.

Photo taken from the hill across the street and cropped

So Jan emailed the chief of police and said she had seen the SUV in the water. An officer Jan knows came by to get her phone number and the investigator for the case called to talk to her. Jan doesn't know anything, except the approximate time it happened.

The "accident" was discovered when an employee noticed some items floating in the water. According to the Thomaston Times website, at this time the driver's body has still not been found.  They are still searching for the body but there is a possibility he escaped through the open back hatch.

So we suggest if you see something that is so totally impossible you think you imagined it, report it anyway. No, not the little green Martians you see after a few too many, but the I stopped to cross the street and suddenly everything was back to normal sighting. You might have actually seen what you couldn't have seen.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Popping in and out

We're just going to do a quick newsy post today.  We know there is a lot more news and more hurricane Irene information on the blogs, but we haven't been able to visit as many as we'd like, so we'll just post on a couple of things that caught our attention today.

Autumn and Jasmine explain why they have been quiet for a while. There has been much sadness in their personal lives, as they have lost furry relatives and friends, as well as some very bad animal-related things going on where they live in Malaysia. They could use a kind word or two, so please stop by Autumn & Jasmine's Playground.

The Creek Cats posted a video of the hurricane passing through their area. It does not show the high winds that rocked their home at 3:30 am Saturday morning.

The Cat Street Boyz have some photos of the rushing water they can hear from their house.

Prayers are still needed for those affected by hurricane Irene over the weekend.   Many are still without electricity., in a flooded area or have other damage to contend with.  Khyra is one of those still without power, most likely because of a tree on a line. 

Hope you all have a great day!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Merci, Minnie, Max and Who?

Hey, Merci here.  We're all ready for this weekend's blog hop with a cute video of 3 pugs watching themselves on YouTube. I'm thinking if  Jan confused us like that, we should be swimming in treats for weeks. But in reality, Jan confuses us all the time. Mainly because between sentences she forgets the subject.

I don't know the name of the 3rd pug but Minnie and Max are two of them.  And you can follow them on Twitter @MinnieMaxPugs.

Enjoy your weekend!

If the video doesn't play, click here.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Sweet Mama and Kits

Oh, we forgot to mention today is National Dog Day and our post Retired Military Working Dogs is below this one.

Update: Good news. Random Felines left a comment:
I emailed Kathy about them and she found a local rescue to take them so the family is safe!!

The needs for rescues are never-ending. We received another message from our rescue friend Tobin.

This sweet Lynx Point Mom & 4 Kittens are being rescued today by my friend Kathy.

Kathy does rescue & is already bursting at the seams, she doesn’t have room. But she’s going to rescue this mom & kittens hoping that a foster can be found ASAP.

Please contact me, or Kathy directly, if you can foster.

The cats are in the Cleveland area but we will arrange transport to anywhere. Thank you!

Toby: tdf138 AT
Kathy: therescuerailroad AT

Even if you don't live in the Cleveland, Ohio area, you can still help by passing on the information.  Sorry for the quality of the photos, but they were taken in a very dark area and we asked Jan to try to lighten the pixso you can get a better idea of what the mother and babies look like..

Retired Military Working Dogs

It might be the last minute, but we have just learned today is National Dog Day and there was a bit of heated discussion as to what to do for it since we were caught off guard.

We finally agreed on a video about retired Military Working Dogs. 13-year-old Bino, a Dutch-Sheppard, is "1 of 8 finalists to win this year's American Hero Dog Award."

If the video doesn't play, click here.

We are very glad our retired MWDs are being homed now instead of euthanized.  They deserve it!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Talk to Cotton's Paw

Hey, Cotton here.  Or maybe I should change that to Cotton's paw.  Why?  Cause I put my paw down tonight!

Our last two posts have been very sad ones because the blogosphere)lost the lovely 19-year-old Miss Peach one evening and the handsome 11-week-old Beignet the next day.

I'd sing and dance to make you all smile tonight but I'm 12 years old so my dancing boots have been retired and my voice doesn't project as well as it did when I was young. So, I'll just tell you this post is about an opportunity for some to learn to help feral cats.

Our rescue friend Tobin has sent us some information on a free public feral & stray cat seminar to be held in Ohio. I am aware most of you don't live in Ohio. We don't live there either. But you might know someone in that area who feeds feral cats and might be interested in attending.  So pass along the information, please.

Peace For Pets ~ Feral & Stray Cat Seminar

Do you feed outdoor cats?
Are you concerned about their increasing numbers & safety?
Are you ready to become part of the solution?

Peace For Pets is hosting a comprehensive Feral & Stray Cat Seminar, focusing on TNR: Trap-Neuter-Return, the only effective & humane method for controlling & reducing feral cat populations. This seminar will cover the trap-neuter-return process, caring for feral cats, and low cost spay/neuter.

When: Sept 17, 2011 10:00-11:30am
Where: Dr. Fisher’s Holistic Vet Center

7211 Wales Ave NW
North Canton OH 44720


This event is free and open to the public.
For more info please email:

No animals are allowed at the seminar.
This session is for information and education only.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

We Barely Knew Him

Hey, this is Cyndi.  We're kind of pensive tonight, so we're just going to do a short post.  And after you read it, we suggest you hug all the humans and furries in your life.  And hug them often! 

Graphic by KC of the CB.

Last night we posted a request for prayers for Beignet, an 11-week old kitten that was having another surgery today.  Unfortunately, he passed away during the surgery..  We've heard of pets getting a cancerous lump at a vaccination site, but it never occurred to us it could happen to one so young.  Paula had been looking forward to bringing him and Truffle into her home shortly,.  You can leave a message for Paula and for Terri, his breeder who also loved him, on Sweet Purrfections.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Miss Peach and Beignet

We knew this was coming but it was still a shock to read the news on the CB that the vet was on his way to help Miss Peach to the bridge. She's been growing weaker, but still eating and drinking water and getting lots of cuddle time from those she loved.

We needed to do something so we made this graphic. You're welcome to use it if you'd like. We found this lovely photo of her that was posted in 2008.

Miss Peach didn't start blogging until she was 15 years old and when we met her she was very sick. Her family thought they'd lose her then, but she pulled through and spent the next few years ruling her home as an "eccentric."  She slept in a frying pan, in a litter box, in a drawer -  As cats are prone to do, she moved from favorite spot to favorite spot and always received soft, warm bedding to make her comfortable.

This graphic is by KC of the Cat Blogosphere.

She was greatly loved by her family and all her blogging friends.  She's been blogging since April 2007 and we will miss her.  Our condolences to mom Karla, Lapdaddy, best buddy Cole, and the feline Miss HoneyBunny

Farewell, Miss Peach. It has been a pleasure to know such a sweet Victorian Devon Rex kitty.

We're also sad for Mom Paula of Sweet Purrfections because Beignet will not get to come home with Truffle in a few weeks.Beignet is sick and will need special care for the rest of his life.

At least the other bad news of the night had a good ending. BeauBeau was missing but he's home now - and grounded. Whew. We were worried about him.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Kodak and Talking TomCat

Hey, this is Cotton. I have a fun video today but first I need to share some bad news.

Our old friend Kodak of Kodak and 3-Perf went to the bridge yesterday. He was 15 years old, a diabetic and just diagnosed with lymphoma in his kidneys, stomach and lymph nodes. We are sad to say good-bye but we're relieved he didn't linger and suffer. A hug, purrs and tail wags for his grieving family.

We would have waited for KC of the CB to make him a graphic but we need to post now so we made a quick graphic.  It's 250w x 300 h.  Sidebar or post size, so feel free to use it if you'd like to.

This is a Talking TomCat iPhone application video for those of you who have an iPhone. We think the application is cute except we do not agree with including the whapping/falling down part. It's cute to watch him repeat what is said, or for the user to stroke him to hear him purr, or to feed him milk, but we don't think any application that includes any type of violence - even mild violence - should be sold.

But basically, we wonder why anyone would want to use such an application. It must be for those who have too much time on their hands. Those who don't blog, aren't hooked on Facebook or Twitter, or ... Wait. Maybe it's a conversation starter for shy people waiting on a bus or standing in a long line at the checkout counter?

We don't have to worry about it. Jan doesn't have an iPhone so if we hadn't seen this video, we wouldn't even know the Talking TomCat application exists. And if we didn't make this post, you probably wouldn't either.

If the video doesn't play, click here.

Friday, August 19, 2011

JFF on Mousebreath and Squidoo

We would like to thank our old friend Skeezix for typing The Funny Farmers Offer Retail Therapy with his own paws for today's Mousebreath.

We were so nervous at the ribbon cutting ceremony, we didn't even notice who was there.  But we figure he had to be cause he knows all about how we all wanted to participate in the ribbon cutting.  And believe us, it took real teamwork to keep the peace among the owners of the 8 paws involved. 

If you can remember back a few years, Skeezix was the one who nicknamed us as the Funny Farmers. Ah, the independence of having our own name.

We spent the entire afternoon working on a Squidoo lens for our blog.  And it was work!  We seem to have as much trouble figuring out how to do things as Jan does.  Why couldn't we live with a rich human with a young, uncluttered mind?

**Merci** Oh, right, Cotton, then we would never have met Jan.

If you'd like to see what little we accomplished today, you can visit us on Cat & Dog Tales from the Funny Farmers.

We were asked to pass a message on to all our friends who said a prayer for Sparky's family, whether or not you left a comment on their blog. Just as a reminder, earlier this month a comment was left on our blog asking for prayers for Sparky, and the other day there was a post on their blog explaining what happened and that Sparky had passed away, possibly from a blood clot after an injury.

Please extend our sincerely appreciation for all the kindness and caring your friends extended us.
It has helped our hearts
Barking loud furs mommy Marsha

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Percy, on Spike, Visa and Frontline

Hey, Percy here. We Funny Farmers have been very busy trying to learn to juggle and, like Jan, we're not very good at it, so if our posts are short, erratic or invisible, please forgive us.

We will be reopening jansfunnyfarm fair soon. Meanwhile, we hope you will visit our new blog, jff designs. Yesterday we posted the story of Rescue Pets Rock design.  It's a place to showcase our designs from our store, but not a sales blog. Our designs are unique and we're trying to spread the word inside and outside the entire blogosphere. We appreciate any and all help to do this.

I was a tiny kitten when Merci found and rescued me, so I asked if I could introduce today's video of two-year old Spike the pit bull and 2-month old Visa the kitten. Merci and I used to play like this, but we don't remember breaking any plates and cups, which evidently they did during filming. (Not seen in the video.)

I love the last line of their description, "And remember, pit bulls are not dangerous; people with video cameras are.  It made me smile.  They must be referring to Jan about the video camera. (Remember the goose convention?)

If the video doesn't play, click here.

On Tuesday, we posted a warning on counterfeit Frontline. It was updated today and the update is enough to tick off those who use Frontline. There is now a controversy over whether the counterfeit frontline refers to repackaged frontline product or if it was all a scam to send consumers rushing to their vet to buy from them so the sales reps can get their commission. You can read the details here.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Sparky and Whisker Hump Wed

Graphic courtesy of KC & ML of the Cat Blogosphere

On August 1st we posted on Sparky, Crikit and Ginger's brother. His human was unable to leave messages on blogs but for some unknown reason their comment worked on ours and we posted a request for prayers on our blog, Facebook and the Cat Blogosphere. And then we waited, hoping whatever was wrong would work out.

Unfortunately, when the human was finally able to get a post up yesterday, we learned Sparky had passed away. You can read Sparky's story and leave a message for the grieving family on Barking Loud blog.

Hug each other and your pets today.

We're sorry. We tried hard to come up with a photo for Whisker Hump Wednesday, which begins today as a tribute to Kismet the cat who passed away recently, but we couldn't.  Like we commented on the CB yesterday, if we couldn't find one, it would be all Jan's fault for not taking proper photos.  We couldn't even come up with a proper photo of Rusty's whisker humps - and Rusty is a h-u-g-e mancat with nice long whiskers.  Can we fire Jan and hire a new photographer?.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Zoolatry Human and Poppy Vic

As many of you are already aware, Poppy Vic from Zoolatry is starting chemotherapy again. This is a hard time for the entire family and they are very much in our prayers.

About a week ago Jan made this graphic for Ann & Vic and we posted it in our sidebar. If you would like to use it, please feel free to do so. Ann has been such a help to so many bloggers and we would like to help encourage them through this. The link to their blog is

We are updating this post to include a warning about counterfeit Frontline purchased from online stores that can kill your pet.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Amber's 9 Dog Review

Hey, Sam here. As you can see, I'm still laughing at a post we just read.

In July we did a review on Innova pet food. Amber da Weenie was one of two winners of a coupon for a free bag of Innova. Today she posted her review of the product and we got such a kick out of it and the included video, we decided to make it our post for the day. We know you will enjoy it.

So, much as we hate to see you go, please go visit Amber da Weenie's blog. It will make you smile.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

BBfP and Paws for Peace

So far we're doing okay in the preparation department for this year's BlogBlast for Peace in November. We have our Paws for Peace design ready to inform the world we furries also want peace. We deserve peace from cruelty, neglect and mass "euthanasia." Our calendar is marked for November 4; we just have to remember to check it.

You can read about it on our other blog, jff designs. It's never too early to begin your preparations.In fact, we believe BlogBlast for Peace is in process of counting down 100 reasons for peace on their Facebook page.  Their link - and our main post of today -  is on jff designs.  So pop on over and visit us there.

The blogosphere lost Kismet, another cat blogging legend yesterday, so give your human some extra cuddles and attention today. We just don't know how much time we will all have together.

Jan is dumping us from the computer again, so we'll just wish you all a blessed Sunday.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Farewell Kismet

It is always sad to say good-bye. Today the cat blogosphere lost the big mancat Kismet. He died peacefully in his sleep, leaving behind a grieving sister and human and lots of friends.

His mom was looking forward to starting life in a new home with him. We were looking forward to reading his adventures in moving cross country.

Farewell, Kismet. We enjoyed knowing you.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Sand Cats and Ribbon Cutting

We never heard of a Sand Cat but we read about a rare kitten born in Tel Aviv on Mousebreath. It's so cute we just had to find a video of one. And we succeeded. We enjoyed this video because it explained a little about the breed. They are wild, not cuddly, but aren't they cute?

If the video doesn't play, click here.

We've had our laugh for the day. Jan read Romeo the cat's email of Friday Rescue Story. He's lost it, was her first thought! It's Thursday. She checked the date on the computer and sure enough it's Friday. So what happened to Thursday?

Well, she's been so engrossed in helping us set up our new blog, she didn't realize Wednesday ended the day before Thursday. (Yeah, that confused us too.) But now she's back on track and, for the moment, awake and aware.

A few hours later, the above is no longer true.  Jan has resized photos so they all show up in our Picasa design file on our computer, "argued" with Blogger about not allowing her to publish ahead and fought with an html widget to get it to accept html. .Okay, she wanted to date a post for 1/2/2012 so it would stay at the top until then, but that used to work..

Still, she managed to help us get our new blog ready for our first post.  We hope you will take a minute to wander over to jansfunnyfarm designs and help us cut the ribbon to open it. We're hoping to have some fun with it.  Jan made the header and background and managed to not do too much damage.

Our first post is on shelter adoption and spay/neuter and we get to tell you the story behind a series of designs.  You were undoubtedly. wondering why she does some of her designs in such a strange ... **hi, Jan** ... in such an interesting way.  We hope some of you might bookmark it, or sign up for emails or a reader and help Jan learn what she's doing wrong ... uh, what she's doing right.  (Jan made us change that.)

Jan is off to forage a late lunch before she falls over from hunger.  We hope it's going to be tuna fish.  We could sure use the protein.  Having to snoopervise Jan requires lots of brain food.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Honorable Mention

Jan submitted an entry to the BlogPaws T-Shirt Design Contest in July. She thought she would be competing against some real graphic artists - those who have the knowledge, talent and software, plus an extra dollop of creativity. She was correct.

Yesterday Jan received some good news from BlogPaws co-founder Tom Collins. Her t-shirt design for BlogPaws received an Honorable Mention.

Buddy,, well-known for his pop into the mind and out of the mouth remarks, counted the designs on the page - 1 winner, 4 Runners Up and 5 Honorable Mentions - and innocently asked, "So there were only ten entries?"  (Pay no attention to Buddy. We have no idea how many entries there were.)

Entries were supposed to reflect BlogPaws. So Jan did some thinking. The house filled with smoke. (Okay, we're exaggerating about the smoke.)

To Jan, the central theme of BlogPaws is the animals, so she dug into photos she's taken of pets that have gone through the local shelter and picked 3 dogs and 3 cats. She misunderstood the instructions about colors and made her design black and white, but an artistic friend agreed it was more dramatic in black and white.

We would like to congratulate the winner, Papua Piig. (The pet's name, not the human's.) And congratulations to all the winners.You can view the10 designs at BlogPaws 2011 T-Shirt Design Contest.

From the beginning Jan had a Plan B. She emailed Tom Collins and was assured there would not be any conflict if she removed the BlogPaws text and put the design in her Zazzle store.

Tom graciously recalls, “When Jan asked about re-purposing her design to promote the adoption of shelter pets, we saw it as a wonderful added benefit from the contest, Since ‘Be the Change for Pets’ is one of the core themes of our BlogPaws conferences and community, Jan’s creative talent and her commitment to helping pets fit right in!”  

There is a design with a light background for dark apparel which can also be used on light colors. (The actual background of this graphic is transparent.)  If you'd like, you can view them both here.

Thanks, BlogPaws, for holding the t-shirt contest.  It was fun.  Well, it was fun for us.  Jan had to work.

And speaking of work, Jan has a project relating to our designs, which will consume a lot of her time for a while - not to mention hinder our blogging time. Plus, she has been preparing to reopen another blog soon with some new goodies.  So we might not be able to leave many comments for a while.  Rest assured, though, we will be hovering around Blogsville, as Amber DeWeenie calls it. 

Update: We heard from Tom Collins a couple hours after posting this. He tried to leave a comment and Blogger wouldn't let him. But he posted this on BlogPaw's Facebook page -

Check out Jan's creative repurposing of her design to promote shelter pet adoption! What a great, unexpected payoff for our contest!

And no, Buddy, there were not "only ten entries"! We had a tough time getting the winning group down to ten finalists and you should be very proud of Jan. ;-D

Thanks, Tom.

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Prayers for Sparky

Crikit, Sparky & Ginger used to post regularly but had computer problems and haven't blogged in a while. Tonight they left a comment on our last post. We hope you will join with us in praying for Sparky and his family.  It sounds serious. 

Funny Farmer Friedzees
our bloggie don't work w/our computie box could you request fur us Prayers for Sparky
we desperately need our friendzees prayers please

xoxo Crikit, Ginger, family

Monday, August 08, 2011

World Cat Day 2011

Today, Monday, August 8 is the 3rd Annual WORLD CAT DAY in The Cat Blogosphere - and beyond. Gus of House of Cats is the official mascot this year. Isn't he handsome?

But this is a post for the human, so we asked Jan why she loves cats and this was her reply: Because they're soft and snuggly, unpredictable and fun.

If the video doesn't play, click here.

Yes, we are. But we're surprised Jan has noticed. She' rather forgetful and absentminded, you know.

Oh, and speaking of how wonderful and talented and absolutely gorgeous we cats are, we'd like to share with you a couple more of the cat photos we managed to take for Gracie kitty's Bora Bora party.

We caught Sage and Fizz of the blog Fage lounging on the beach.  Probably relaxing after surfing or volleyball.

And we were very fortunate to capture the only known photograph of Admiral Hestorb piloting her boat into the harbor at Bora Bora.  There was quite a crowd of furries there to greet her.

So if you're looking for another reason to love cats, we know how to party!  (And so do the woofies who attended.)

Yep, you gotta love us.  We're special.

Cotton, Cyndi, Percy, Cameron & Rusty

Saturday, August 06, 2011

Cameron, Corgis and Purrs

Hey, Cameron here. I have a cute video of a Corgi helping his sister escape her crate. I can't help but wonder if they haven't done this before. So then the question is, who helped him escape? Wasn't me or any of the other Funny Farmers.

If the video doesn't play, click here.

We are very sad to learn that Jake of PB&J died suddenly yesterday morning (Friday), likely from a blog clot, and that the PB&J blog is closed. There have been long gaps between posts for the past couple of years but we kept hoping they would return one day. It isn't to be.

We send lots of gentle purrs and wags for Bert's family. He was dearly loved and will be missed. They will all be missed. Farewell, Jake. And family.

Mr. R. W. Emerson has been diagnosed with a serious heart condition. He is only 2 years old.  We hope he will be with us for a long time to come.

Dear Miss Peach hasn't been doing well.  Jan so remembers sleeping on the floor with a furry waiting to see if it was their time to leave and it is a very lonely time, so we send big hugs to Mom Karla and Lapdaddy.

And Opus of Cat Naps in Italy is not doing well either.  His test results won't be in until next week.  We hope it isn't anything serious.  Big hugs to his mom too.

Friday, August 05, 2011

Still in Bora Bora

As you already know, we're in Bora Bora with other blogging furries at Gracie's invitation. If you haven't met Gracie yet or haven't arrived at the party yet, click here. If you are having trouble arranging transportation, let us know. We might be able to help. The party will run through the weekend, at least. And all are welcome - as long as you aren't human.

One or more of us at a time have occasionally been able to attend an event hosted by Sassy, and then Sassy's sister Grace because of the talent and kindness of their human, and occasionally Karl, Momo, or Asta's.  At her advanced age of 456 years (or more), Jan has been trying to learn to make graphics so she can sell designs on merchandise.  Part of learning is to practice, practice, practice, so after we were packed and ready a bit early (for once!), Jan decided to try to help other furries get to Bora Bora. 

Miss Asta's family was out of town and her mom, who has helped us in the past, wouldn't have time to prepare.  So Asta was Jan's first victim ... um, Jan's first subject.  And since Asta is very fashionable, we helped her pack her bags.

The hardest part of helping Derry and Nicki of Fuzzy Tales was telling them apart.  It was hard picking out a photo of each but we got it right.

We started out on Marg's Pets with 3 or 4 kitties and Joe the donkey, but after Jan finished, we asked the names.  Marg replied, Mewmew, Little Bit, Mewmew -- We asked Marg if she has 2 cats with the same name?  Turned out, Marg sent a fluffy, long-hair photo of Mewmew and we picked out a short-hair cat from her blog.  Oops, same cat, different seasons.  Back to the drawing board.

And all the furries are glad Joe decided to go to keep an eye on the cats.  He's been giving donkey rides, but he's had a few mai tais, so ride at your own risk.  :)

And then we just had to help Charlie from Ten Lives & Second Chances.  He wished really hard and we heard him.  (Us, not Jan.  She's oblivious.)  He's having a ball with Fenris, Scylla, Artemesia & Socks.

Gizmo is a kitten, new to blogging, and this trip is an opportunity for him to meet new friends. He's really sweet, so we hope if you haven't already met him, you'll drop by his hut and say hello.  He blogs at A Cat in Gloves Catches No Mice.

KC and the Sherwood Bunch just have to be at Gracie's party!  KC runs the Cat Blogosphere and knows all the kitties, not to mention a number of woofies.  But Mom ML has an infected wound on one hand and they needed help with transportation.  Mom ML has done a lot for us.  It was nice to be able to do something for her for a change.

We were sad when we read Clooney's post yesterday. He waited and waited but he missed the boat and he was going to have to stay home. It broke our hearts our friend was left behind.

Late last night we begged Jan to help him. Half asleep (can't you tell!) she helped us rescue Cloon and his sister Neytiri in Canada.  Jan claims had she actually been awake at the time, she would have done it a bit differently, but at least she did sort of help us.  Cloon's Breaking News post today is funny.  A must read.  :)

However, this morning Jan bawled us out for standing on the roof of the boat when the picture was taken, instead of on the deck. And Sam wasn't wearing his hat to protect him from sunburn. Seriously. 

Hey, Jan, wake up! You put us there!  You forgot Sam's hat.  Oh, never mind.  She hasn't had her coffee yet.

The reason we're posting these photos is to thank Gracie for all the times she's helped us to participate in blogging events, as well as to thank all of the bloggers in this post for allowing us to serve them in a small way.  Believe us when we say Jan got to practice, practice, practice making graphics, so she's happy, and one way or another we all got to Bora Bora, where we're having fun. 

Now, if you'll excuse us, there's a volleyball tournament going on and the winning team gets a free buffet meal.  Sam is hoping his team will win.  He likes to eat.


On a sad note, Amber DaWeenie's brother Tucker lost his battle with lung cancer on Tuesday. He was deeply loved and is greatly missed.  Purrs and wags to his family.

Thursday, August 04, 2011

Funny Farmers in Bora Bora

Well, here we are. We've arrived safely in Bora Bora to vacation and have fun with Gracie and other blogging furries. Fortunately, Cotton remembered to make Sam wear a hat. He's pink-skinned with white hair, so he really shouldn't be out in the sun without protection. He could get a bad nose burn without one.

But where are the others?

Oh, there they are. We were just looking in the wrong direction.

Gracie! Hey, Gracie!**Sam whips off his hat and waves it wildly**

Excuse us, we want to go say hello to our hostess. If you want to see who's here and join the party, just go visit Gracie's blog.

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Buddy on Bora Bora

Hey, it's me, Buddy. I'm finally getting a treat. It's just a small one, so excuse me if I crunch a moment. **gulp** Okay, where was I? Oh, yeah, I want to remind you of the big furry vacation party you've all been invited to.

Hope you all have your bags packed and are ready to leave. Tomorrow is the mass furry (cat, dog, bunny, Marg's mule if interested) exodus to Bora Bora.

We know most of you know how to get there, many of you know the way much better than we do, but there are some newbies and some who lack the right type of map*. We thought we'd volunteer Jan's services (it's good practice for her since she's direction clueless). So if your human can't or won't help you join the fun, send a clear photo of each furry in the home to jansfunnyfarm AT gmail DOT com and we'll make sure you get a map.

*A map is a photo of you in Bora Bora. Tomorrow, Thursday, you'll post the photo on your blog with a link to Gracie's post for the day. If she doesn't have a Mr. Linky set up, just leave a comment with your blog post url. If you have forgotten or don't know where Gracie lives, click here.

Hope to see all you furries there.

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Special Post for Cat Family

There is a Mom Cat with 9 Kittens in Delroy Ohio in need of a foster family.

ALL VET CARE HAS BEEN SPONSORED! Vaccinations & S/N will be provided, FREE, for this family of felines!

2 weeks ago Betty found a cat nursing 9 kittens under her mobile home near Atwood Lake. She can't keep them. She called all the local rescues & shelters for help; all were full. If you can foster all, some or even 1, please ----------  email jansfunnyfarm AT gmail DOT com for the phone number.

You can help this cat family by passing on a link to this post. Just please don't share it on any site like Craig's List. 

Our regular post, Percy, Sparky & Miss Peach, is below.

Monday, August 01, 2011

Percy, Sparky and Miss Peach

Hey, Percy here. Romeo the Cat is posting rescue stories for Global Rescue Cat Week and my story is one he is featuring today. Rescue Cat Week Day One I was one lucky kitten to be rescued. Not by Jan, though. By my furry pal Merci. Romeo will be posting these short stories all week, so be sure to stop by and read them.

We don't know how many of you have met Sparky. He hasn't been posting regularly for a while, but we think he's not only cute but talented too, so we'd like to share his June post with you. We think you'll enjoy Sparky as one cool dancing dog. And afterward you can stop by his blog and let him know you think he's cute and talented too.

If the video doesn't play, click here.

We're sending special purrs and wags to Miss Peach.