We have another fun video for you today. A goggle-wearing, motorcycle riding dog named Dog. His human friend traded a beer for him. Guess who got the best of that deal? Yep!
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We'd like to mention 2 things we've read about lately but can't remember where to find the info. We'll just recap them for you.
1) We hope you are not storing your blog photos or personal photos in Picasa without having a backup copy elsewhere, either on your computer, on CDs or DVDs, or on a separate drive. If something goes wrong or if your gmail or google blog is closed, your photos will go with them. And even if your account is reinstated by you or google, you might not get your photos back.
(The same goes for gmail. We can remember about 3 or 4 years or so ago when Jan opened a gmail account and a blog for the local Humane Society. When she tried to send the officers the new email address, she found the new account had already been flagged for "suspicious activity." She was dumbfounded. There hadn't been any activity yet, except for a couple of test emails to herself to make sure the account was set up correctly. It turned out there had been a glitch and all new accounts were locked as "suspicious." It took Google a couple of days or so to take the lock off the account.)
Mistakes do happen. So please don't depend solely on Picasa to store your photos.
2) Sooner or later Blogger is going to end support of the old HTML templates and there are still a number of Blogger blogs using them. The new templates are so much easier to work with and to make changes to. We like the new ones because we're not techies but we can create our own background and change the look of our blogs at whim. So if you haven't updated your template since opening your blog a few years ago, we suggest you go to the Design page, click on Template Designer, and check out the new system. don't wait till the last minute and end up in a panic.
3) UPDATE: Okay, better make that 3 things. Ayla, Iza & Marley just left a comment reminding us before long Blogger will be switching everyone to the new interface. And we still haven't figured out how to maneuver around that so we keep reverting to the old one. We do need to remember to check it out occasionally so we can let Blogger know what we do or don't like, what does or doesn't work about it.
Well, how about this. Zoolatry just sent out this graphic this morning for poor Ginger and just now we discovered her problem has been resolved. But she could still use purrs and wags that this doesn't recur. Ginger is from the Cory Cat blog.