Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Mouse Wrestling and Facial Wipes

 Hey, Sam here.  A little while ago Jan called me a chicken for trying to climb onto her lap for no reason.  Well, I had plenty of reason as she soon learned.  It was pouring rain outside and I could hear the crashing of thunderboomies long before she could.

Our weather is mild compared to what those along the Gulf Coast are getting, so let me speak for all of us as we send prayers, purrs and woofs to all those humans and furries in the path of Hurricane Isaac.

We've had some fun this week watching Jan in panic mode.  Monday the computer went crazy again.  It tends to do that when the humidity causes the mouse to stick and Jan tries to arm wrestle it across the desktop.  Things were popping up all over the desktop, opening, closing, and being totally uncooperative. Just in case, Jan ran a virus scan, then went online where our mouse collapsed and died of a massive heart attack.

A storm was threatening so Jan hot-footed it up the street and bought a new mouse.  The directions said to just plug it in to any USB port.  But the computer wouldn't recognize it and ... believe me, you don't want to hear this story! As we've mentioned a time or hundred, Jan is not a techie.

Then she figured out that this senile computer has to have a mouse plugged into the mouse port.  But the mouse port isn't USB.  She dug out the box of used computer parts and found the old converter. Desktop pandemonium TV ended.  The computer was working again.

Tuesday she went to the shelter and took photos, then was told the shelter computer was locked up.  So she and ACO Christi came here to use ours to post to Petfinder.  Guess what?  Yep, Jan's computer programs kept locking up.  This past week has been the most interesting in a long while.  We wonder what Jan will come up with next to entertain us. 

Be sure to come by Friday.  The Funny Farmer Felines will be interviewing Daisy and Harley.

I borrowed the computer to tell you Jan tried some Viva Dog Facial Wipes on us dogs  They are thin, soft cotton pads to be used as a washcloth to wash / wipe your dog's beard or tear stains, to clean his face after eating, or when you bath him so you don't have to use shampoo near his eyes, or just to refresh his face.  (Oops, sorry, Merci - or her face.)

When Jan opened the jar, she took a deep sniff.  She thinks they smell great!  Raspberry extract, aloe vera, whitch hazel with other herbs and cucumber melon fragrance  They don't smell like food or another dog's butt, so we dogs couldn't get excited over the scent.

The pads are very moist.  They feel good when Jan uses one on one of us.  We line up so she doesn't play favorites. 

A review was not mandatory to participate in this survey, but we liked the pads so we thought we would mention them..  Because they have aloe vera and other ingredients, Jan has also been using them to clean Buddy's itchy / allergy skin areas between baths.

The Viva Dog Facial Wipes must be a new product, as we don't see them on  But don't miss the video at the bottom of their page.  It's a Maltipoo grooming session in fast forward.

We were not paid to write this.  The company provided us with a sample jar of the wipes in order to answer survey questions.


  1. We are sorry to hear about the mouse and computer problems. That's very frustrating! You're right, though ... we can't even imagine what the animals and people on the Gulf Coast are dealing with right now. We are purring and praying for them, too.

    Those wipes sound great. We laughed at the part about why you dogs could not get excited over the scent! :D

  2. Sorry about the computer problems.

    The wipes do sound good!

    Nubbin wiggles,

  3. Oh-noes!
    Computer problems make my mom feel helpless!
    Take care
    Kisses and hugs

  4. Maybe Jan should turn the cats loose on that mouse of hers!

    Thanks fur the information on those wipes. We needs something like that for Benji's face now that he keeps falling into his food and water bowls.

  5. We'll have to check them out.

    So sorry to hear about your computer problems! I'm ex-IT, and I'd rather throw the computer away than try to fix it anymore, so I understand the frustration completely!


  6. Glogirly got so tired of her mouse that now all she ever uses is her trackpad. She's gotten pretty good with her index finger!

    I'm wondering though...what good are wipes that don't smell like food or another dog's butt?!

    ; ) Katie

  7. Sorry about the computer problems. Glad you found something to make that mouse work.

    Mom Paula is experimenting with cleaning products for Brulee's eyes. We'll check with the vet next month when Truffle goes in for her annual check up about what to use for her feline acne.

  8. oh we just don't like those computer problems
    Benny & Lily

  9. Jan is a true survivor - and a great problem solver!!! Me and Charlie are in AWE!! Take care

  10. geez - them mice are just trouble.....

  11. Oh that techie stuff can be sooooo frustrating at times....mostly when you are in a hurry!

  12. ANY mechanical problems are BAD news!
    Glad everything got straighten out.
    ✿•*¨`*•. ♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥✿•*¨`*•.


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