Friday, February 10, 2012

Rolling in Snow

Hey, Cameron here, and I have a protest!  A couple of posts ago, Percy introduced himself as the handsomest dude on the Funny Farm.  Excuse me, but who elected him? Buddy, Sam, Rusty and I don't remember any ballot, so scratch Percy off as the handsomest.  He has competition!  Tough competition.  Enough said on this subject for now.

I have a fun video for you today.  I lived outside for a while as a kitten but it was summer so I've never played in the snow.  And that's okay.  I moved in here in the fall because I didn't like living outside.  I wanted friends and family.  Well, actually I packed my bags and moved in because of Merci.  She used to drag Jan over to visit me on their walks and tell me how great the Funny Farm was.

Buddy, Merci and Sam are wimps.  They don't like to go outside in the rain, cold, heat, or snow.  Unless they have to walk Jan.  Getting her wet is fun. 

So I was kind of surprised to find that some animals actually like playing in snow.  Even a baby elephant.  Here, see for yourself.

If the video doesn't play, click here.

' Figuring out where to send an animal rescue/welfare donation, and/or deciding where to spend your valuable volunteer time may pose a difficulty for some animal-lovers… With ‘this blog’ purporting “this” about “that darn Humane Society,” and another news outlet claiming “that” about “those nut-jobs at PETA,” how in the heck are you supposed to know if a group is genuine, trust-worthy and sticking to the rules?'

The above is quoted from a post, What are reputable animal welfare organizations in the US? by Jaime Lynn Smith (of Thoughts for Paws blog) post  You might agree or disagree with her assessment, but it does pay to do some research on an organization before donating.  Just click the link to read the rest of her post.

Jaime's article is on a pet social site (not a blogging pet social site) called PetBytes.  We had an email from PetBytes a while back inviting us to sign up but we haven't been able to spend time checking them out to see what they're about.  We wondered if they're on the line of Dogster/Catster since we noticed they give points.  We wonder if any of you know anything about the site, perhaps have even joined?  Is it worthwhile joining or just reading some of the posts, such as Jaime"s?  We'd be interested to hear from our readers on this.

And don't forget to check out Coco's auction at Furriends of the CB, if you haven't already.  At least once new item has been added since yesterday.  Coco looks so cute in her fashions, Jan had some fun with the graphics.

Hope you all have a great weekend.  Jan is kicking us off the computer again.  Says she has lots to do.  Uh-huh, as if we don't! 


  1. That is one silly elephant! Brrrrrrr, no snow fur me please!

  2. Austin agrees with Cameron!! Tuxies stick together :)

    That baby elephant must think it’s cold mud!! Love it :)

  3. BWHahahahahah! Silly elephant!

    I've never seen snows before. I wonder if I'd like to play in it!

  4. Wish we could romp in some snow too - none here - but maybe next week FINALLY!

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  5. That baby elephant is so cute! It's always great to see little ones play like this!

    For those reading this, check out my cat blog archives for some informative posts and archived stories about the cat abandoned/feral colony I manage.
    Debby in Arizona

  6. We'll have to check that site out. We know mummy has a lot of opinions about PETA, HSUS and such.

  7. We all know that ALL of you are handsome. No competition needed...

  8. We agree, it is furry hard to know what organizations are legit. We like to read other's opinions.
    Loved the video of tha elephants in tha snow. Hee hee hee.
    And don't furget that little Coco was a Texas fur a very short while... she was a part of tha Sherwood Bunch.
    Mom ML really loved her (who wouldn't), but us rough and ready cats kinda chased hers off. Coco was about tha size of a mouse. Hee hee.

  9. Um...
    Coco wasn't akshully a
    "...Texas for a short while" even though that is what I typed.
    Hers was a TEXAN for a short while.
    Mine little paws get clumsy now and then.

  10. Aww the baby elephant is so cute! You just can't beat fun in the snow.
    We agree its very hard to see if organisations are legitimate - there are some scams out there.

    Have a great weekend
    Big Nose Pokes
    The Thugletsx

  11. I had no idea elephants could even live in snow!

    Cameron - we are suckers for a tuxedo cat and think you are VERY HANDSOME!!

  12. I read the article. I found it fairly reasonable. Personally I support many of the agencies that are tabu among many.

    But consider this, this week there was 150 dogs rescued from a puppy mill in North Carolina. Who was called to help? HSUS. And they can do work like that thanks to people who donate to them.

  13. You are handsome, Cameroon, no doubt about it!
    LOL! Cute baby elephant!


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