Saturday, January 24, 2015

Iron Paw Jenny

CAMERON: It's weekend art time again.  Our subject today is Jenny, one of the original Funny Farmers.

RUSTY:  Jenny was before my time.  Sam, Micah and Marcus did not meet her either, but we've all heard stories about how she ruled the roost with an iron paw!

MARCUS: This is Jenny in sepia for the Sepia Saturday blog hop hosted by Ruckus the Eskie and Earl & Ethel.  You know this is my favorite because it reminds me of the color Dirt.

SAM:  Even in black and white, you can tell Jenny had a soft, beautiful coat.  She loved to be brushed. 

MICAH:  Jan used the HDR-ish filter for this picture so we can join the Caturday Art blog hop hosted by Athena. 

PERCY:  For this one, she added Filtered Black and White to the HDR-ish picture above.

MERCI:  She couldn't resist adding a DUO Tone filter.  Jenny was a lovely cat and she looks good in any color.

CYNDI:  We can't forget a copy of the original photo for comparison.  I wonder what Jenny was thinking.

BUDDY:  Last night Murphy and Stanley made us aware a site has been publishing posts complete with photos stolen from a number of dog bloggers.  (We aren't included.)  They are one of those blogs with stolen posts. Murphy and Stanley and others are working on having the site shut down.  We have an idea they are angry!  And we don't blame them a bit.

MICAH:  What would be funny, if it weren't for the circumstances, is that Murphy and Stanley began to post a notice to the effect, if this post appears anywhere except ..... it is stolen in bright red text.  Those posts are boldly copied to the other site too.  And dzdogs posted an Important Annoucement with information on what those with a stolen blog should do, which was promptly stolen.  We think it's fitting the thieves should help take themselves down.  (Hard to argue they weren't stealing material when what they're posting clearly states it is stolen.)

SAM:  You would think whoever is doing this, possibly copying and pasting from an RSS feed, would notice what they are publishing. 

CAMERON:  Romping and Rolling in the Rockies is another of the blogs.  We understand they had a lot of photos - and they post beautiful photos - stolen and now have them "locked down", which sounds like a good idea. Now their posts have been stolen.  They have made their "do not steal" information highly visible. 

CYNDI:  It has been suggested that anyone who has their RSS feed set to FULL change it to SHORT so an entire post can not be stolen without a little invested effort.  Having a watermark did not stop the thieves but at least ownership can not be disputed.

PERCY:  We understand Wordpress has a plugin (?) that adds copyright information to the feeds, so those of you using WP might want to look into that.  Blogger needs something similar.  


  1. Jenny sure was a pretty gal. Good info here today pals!

  2. Jenny was beautiful! I hate blog thieves - I hope their blog gets removed soon.

  3. We are always amazed by the thingys you can and do to your pictures..

    Now about those NASTY THIEVES that are stealing our furend's Posts... they are so STUPID... they don't even REALIZE that they "PUBLISHED" a post that SAID they had STOLEN it from someone... What NASTY idiots they are. We hope they get BUSTED..(like our #1 and ! key is). iiiiiiiiiiii

  4. Beautiful cat!

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

  5. Such a beauty,,,

    Big Noodle hugs

  6. We hate to hear of all this theft of blog posts. As to all the variations of the one photo, we like them all, especially the original and the B&W. It's fun to share photos of our previous residents. Hope you'll join us Sunday for our Selfies Blog Hop. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  7. That is really too bad about being stolen. I know that there are sites that will embed watermarks on photos (for a fee) but it keeps someone from being able to erase (which is easy nowadays) watermarks off photos. Whether a picture is marked or not if it's your its still stealing if someone posts it without your permission. There are also websites that give advise on how to deal with that too. I'm sure whether it's entire posts or photos, theft is theft. Not good.

  8. Jenny was very pretty. I read about the stolen blogs on Blogpaws Community Forum. The guy who runs the site stealing the content is from Egypt, where else and he’s been doing it since 2007. I never feed my entire post. I don’t think most people know what watermarks are for.

  9. Oh that's so awful about the blog thieves!!! We hope they get shut down soon! Jenny was LOVELY.

  10. It's so much fun applying various effects to a photo. Jenny was just lovely.

  11. Love the effects! And Blog thieves, they should bes put out of business.
    Wordpress has a number of things you can do;
    a) Include a very clear copyright notice on your blog
    b) Obtain an appropriate Creative Commons License
    c) Configure your RSS feed so that it displays post summaries (more on this after d)
    d) and tells yous what to do if the infringing blog is hosted on
    Setting your reading settings will add an extra layer of protection against scrapers using RSS feeds to illegally obtain their content. You can set this option from the Reading Settings.
    This page tells you how:
    Thanks for talking about this Jan.
    Wes don't mind if some one reblogs, but claiming it as their own...wes shall has to look and see if wes been scraped!!!
    Thanks Jan and tells Jenny she is gorgeous!

  12. Jenny was a lovely cat, and we enjoyed all the various photo filters, fun!


  13. awesome photos!!!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  14. Jenny was a lovely cat, beautiful markings!

    You kitties and woofies are very smart about these internet issues. I know how to turn my computer on and off...beyond that I'm hopeless. Good information!

  15. Jenny was such a lovely ladycat. We loved all the different color themes, and how they showed off her wonderful markings. :)


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