Thursday, December 23, 2010

Kittens In My Christmas Tree!

Hi all. Luna here with a quick note. The border-line space cadets at Rathergood have a new video out for Christmas, named Kittens In My Christmas Tree!.


If you can't get this to play, or just want to access the YouTube directly, click here.

A Merry Christmas to you all. We seldom get around to posting ourselves, but we try to check in on everyone's blogs at least once in a while.


Sunday, December 5, 2010

For Ozzie

Hi. Dan (AKA The Food Source) here, with a post I really tried not to have to make.

After more than a month, there is still no sign of Ozzie. I looked around, hoping that if nothing else, I would find his body, or at least a large area of orange fur, but so far, nothing. Ozzie is large, tough tom cat, who spent at least a year or so living on his own before we connected. So I keep hoping he is out there somewhere, surviving off of his street smarts.

What really bothers me is that the last time I saw Ozzie, I was closing up the house for the night. I thought about making him come inside, but I decided to let him be. It was going to be one of the last nice nights of the fall, and I figured Ozzie could take care of himself.

It looks like I was wrong.

Ozzie, where ever you are, I hope you are doing well. I'll keep looking for you. If you are out there somewhere, come home, OK?

Friday, October 22, 2010

The World's Longest Cat

Luna here, with a couple things.

First off, I'm not sure which bothers me more, the fact that there is a Guinness World Record for the world's longest cat, or that I'll never qualify. But it must really bug the previous record holder that Stewie is a whole 1/2 inch longer then him (or her, the article really doesn't say).

Second, we might need some purrrss for Ozzie. He was an adopted stray, and every month or two, he just disappears for a couple days. We think he takes off to visit some old friends, or something.

Anyway, he has been gone a little longer than usual this time, and we're starting to worry that he got himself into trouble somewhere. The Food Source has gone out looking for him a time or two without finding anything, either positive or negative.

So if you could kinda remind him he has a nice place already, and he really should get his tail back where he belongs, we would appreciate it.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Even macaque monkeys like kittehs


Hi.  Ozzie here again, with something somewhere between weird and great.

First off, quite a lot of you have links to the Animal Rescue site.  There is a site called Free Kibble that also donates cat food.  As a bonus, there is a trivia question for you to answer, although they donate the same amount of food whether your answer is right or wrong.

Todays question is about a kitten that was adopted by a wild macaque monkey.

Check out both Free Kibble and the kitten.  There're both worth the time.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Cat Scratching Rules

Ozzie here.  You kitties might have seen this already, but it was new to me.
Hit link to go to the Cheezburger site.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

A Couple Blogrolling Update/Bug Fixes

Just a couple quick notes that might help some people recover from Blogrolling.

For some time I have been unable to display or access my Blogroll from my blogs.  I finally found out why (below).  With luck, I can now extract the blog list to a separate file, more or less in mass.  Copied from a post on Get Satisfaction

The problem was with one of the settings in the "Advanced Options" section where you can choose how you want your BlogRoll to look, there was an error that appears to be caused by a bug in the website coding.

What to do:
1. Log into BlogRolling which defaults to the "My BlogRolls" page.
2. Click on the "Edit BlogRoll" link in the BlogRoll that you wish to edit.
3. This opens up a page showing your BlogRoll Name, Website URL, and the words "Advanced Options". Click on the arrow to the left of "Advanced Options" which will drop down a whole list of choices.
4. Scroll down to the "Links to Display" option. By default, the number entered in the box will be 0. This is why you can't see any links in your BlogRoll.
5. BlogRolling.com suggests that you leave this blank to display all links, but at the moment this isn't working! Leaving this blank and clicking the "Submit" button at the page bottom makes this value default back to 0, thus still not allowing any links to be seen in your BlogRoll.
6. Instead, enter the number 999. (This will work as long as you have less than 999 blogs in your blogroll!)
7. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the "Submit" button in order to have your changes accepted.
8. Open up the "Advanced Options" again to double-check that your changes have been accepted.

Now, all things being correct, you should be able to see your BlogRoll on your blog.

Also, if you want a way to display just your Blogroll, this html should let you do that:

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN">


<-- Insert a copy the Javascript incantation Blogrolling supplies here.  FWIW, the list of random digits seems to be what Blogrolling uses to locate the actual blog list.  -->

You will likely have to fuss with things a bit, but I'm hoping this will let me get a copy of the Blogrolling blog list without manually copying every link.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Blogrolling May Be On The Way Out

QUICK UPDATE: I just spent half an hour or so Saving all the Blogrolling 'Add/Edit Links' pages.  (my plans are to cut and paste the actual blog links later, using the local copies of those pages)  When I displayed some of the saved pages in Open Office's Writer, I noticed that on every page there were one or two blog links displayed in Writer that DID NOT SHOW UP when displaying the Blogrolling web page directly.  Apparently Blogrolling had a bug all this time that no one ever noticed, or at least no one ever tried to fix.  You might want to double check that you get everything while extracting your blog links from Blogrolling.  gack!

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Hi, all.  This is The Food Source with a quick note.

Lots of us use Blogrolling to maintain our blog rolls.  You probably noticed that some browsers (Chrome, for one) has been reporting security warnings recently, claiming Blogrolling is malware.  I checking into that a little bit today, and found this at http://status.blogrolling.com/:

We’re aware that there is an issue with BlogRolling blogrolls causing some browsers to display a security warning.
There’s nothing really wrong with BlogRolling itself but the way we connect your blog to the sites in your blogroll makes some security algorithms think there is. 
If you find yourself in this situation, we recommend you remove the Blogrolling code from your site.
We’re probably going to be shutting the service down soon.  We’ll post more information here and on our Twitter account (@blogrolling) as we decide on next steps.
We’re hoping we can give you enough time to get any data you need out of your blogrolling account before we shut down, but if you really need that data, you might want to get it now just in case.
Why aren’t we just fixing it and letting you continue using the service?
BlogRolling has largely been on auto-pilot for the last six months or so. The people who built it for us don’t work for us anymore. Even though it doesn’t make us any money, we wanted to keep it running because we know folks like it.  But we’re not really comfortable with the code causing security warnings and that means it’s probably time for the service to end.
Thanks for your support. Stay tuned for more details in the next few days.

So if you are using Blogrolling, you probably want to start making plans to bail out of it.

Remember: A word to the wise is superfluous.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Allie might be going has gone to The Bridge

The cat's Food Source here, with just a quick note.

It looks like Allie is about to leave us for The Bridge. She hasn't eaten much, if anything, for the last several days, and now is having trouble standing up. I am torn between rushing her to the vet for all kinds of (probably painful, probably useless) tests and treatments, and just letting her go.

UPDATE: Allie made the decision for me.  She left for The Bridge just after I posted the first note.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Chris Muir must have catz

Chris Muir must have catz
As always, hit the panel to see a bigger image, direct from Day by Day website.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Butch and Sundance need a new home

The Food Source here, trying to help a couple more kitties who could use a break.

From inkandchocolate's Journal site

I can't keep my kitties any longer. For many long and complex reasons, there is no way we can continue to keep our boys in the house. I can't take them to the SPCA as they are too old for the SPCA to keep around even though they are gorgeous, sweet and wonderful kitties. Butch and Sundance are brothers, neutered and litter box trained. They are wonderfully affectionate and love people, petting and cuddling.
They are brothers, and I have had them since they were born. Some of you might even remember when they were born in 2003, back in the day when I was under the old LJ name and I posted about the event. 
I need someone to take my boys, someone who will love them and keep them together. I am willing to drive pretty far to deliver them to you or to someone you know who will love them and care for them.
Will you help me spread the word? I will have them checked out by their vet and given any shots they are due for and a clean bill of health to whoever takes them in.
Butch and Sundance.

The cats live in Pennsylvania, south of Philadelphia.  They are about eight years old, and as you can see, are gorgeous.

If you know of anyone who can help them, please contact me, or inkandchocolate directly.

NOTE: Getting into her journal to contact her is something of a hassle, unfortunately.  She writes and posts a lot of fan flick, and apparently some of it is a bit racy.  So you might see a button asking "Are you over 14 years old" (or something similar).  Just hit the button and keep going -- this post at least is rated G.

If you want to contact her, I think you will have to either set up a Live Journal account, or use an OpenID account to access Live Journal.  Supposedly, all Blogger accounts also are OpenID accounts, but I've never tried that myself, so you results may vary.

She does respond to posts on her journal and to messages sent via the Send Message , but sometimes it takes a day or two to hear from her.  So don't panic if you don't hear from her for a while.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

A smile, perhaps

Food Source here.  I saw this the other day, and thought it might bring a smile to the Cat Blogosphere.  We could kind of us one after the last week or so.

As always, clicking on the image will take you to a larger version.

Friday, August 20, 2010

The Worst Shelter In North America (At Least)

It is doubtful that we reach anyone that isn't already fairly active in the Cat Blogosphere, but we really gotta try to do something to help with this.  This film is from the 'shelter' for Animal Control somewhere in the area of Woodstock, Ontario.

To quote Beth:
There are two employees that rotate shifts and are on call 24 hours per day. They do what they can. It can't be an easy job.
House of the Discarded :has more information here and here and a couple more posts along the way.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

A Rough Couple Days on the Cat Blogosphere

All in all, a rough couple days around the Cat Blogosphere.


It got worse...


Just a note: Each of these images is linked to a post about that cat on their own blog.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Sprout Day

Today is Sprout Day, in honor of a beautiful baby girl who was with us for only a short time, but touched so many hearts.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

The Grayson Eleven

Hi all, The Clowder's Food Source here. I have been in contact (email) with the folks (one folk, anyway) at the Grayson Shelter. I just thought I ought to let you all know what their last email said.
We do have sponsorship for Rosemary. However, when one gets sponsorship, it
just forces us to consider another cat when we are out of space. We did
have 3 leave this weekend and have rescue for a couple more which will leave
on Thursday.
We do not kill lightly and have not killed a cat for space for several years
now, however cat rescues are few and far between and one that pulled a lot
from us had to stop due to a grant agreement in her community (long story).

We are all volunteers and the email comes to my home address as we do not
have internet access at the shelter.

We are at the shelter cleaning every morning regardless of the holiday. The
animals need care and don't understand that people take holidays from work.

Thanks for caring.

Donna White
Grayson County Humane Society
Leitchfield Animal Shelter
213 William Thomason Byway
Leitchfield, KY 42754

The good news, maybe, is that with donations from Mom Laure, me, and probably others, the original eleven are looking at a little more time. The bad news may be that by doing that, we may have doomed some other cat, although we fervently hope not.

We do what we can, I guess.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Another hairs breath rescue would be nice

Hi, all. Allie here with just a quick note.

Not sure if anyone is working on this or not, but it looks like there is an entire cat family that has a PTS date of Monday, July 5. (apparently, putting down kittens does not take time off for holidays)

We heard about them from The Misadventures of Me. We're not sure how much could be done over a holiday weekend, but we thought we ought to mention this, just in case someone is close enough to rescue at least one or two of them.

On a happier note, for folks in the USA, Happy Independence Day. For the rest of you, happy July 4.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Purrrring for Neala

Purrring for Neala

Today the Cat Blogosphere is all purrrring for Neala. Neala is a Sphynx who is getting an operation Tuesday to fix up a burth defect she was borned with.

Check in with Neala's blog, Gotta Have Faith for background and (we're hoping) more or less up to the minute updates as Neala's V*T trip continues.


Added July 2: For anyone who sees this post, we've got some bad news. Neala made it through surgery fine, then started having problems. She went to The Bridge a couple days after her surgery. See Gotta Have Faith for more information or to leave comments.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Hi everyone. Something we found this morning, and thought you all might find interesting.

Oscar was a black kittie happily living on a farm, until he had a accident with a combine.

Now he is still running around, but he has titanium back legs.

So far, he seems to be doing well.

More information is available here, and probably a lot more places. If you are somewhere close to England, you may be able to see Oscar on a TV show called The Bionic Vet. It starts on Wednesday June 30, although you will have to track down what channel.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Purrrring for Maxie, and Iam's foods are messed up again

Hi. Allie here with a couple things.

First off, Maxie is having problems and is going into surgury this morning. He is gonna need all the purrrrsss and good thoughts he can get.

Feel free to use this image -- we grabbed it from the Cat Blogosphere in the first place.

And in a "where have we heard that before" moment, Iam's is recalling a bunch of stinky goodness. This time, supposedly, there is just not enough vatamum B (what ever that is) in the fod, so it looks like at this time it won't actually kill you to eat it. I guess that is progress, at least somewhat.

Check with the FDA or Proctor & Gamble for the details if you are getting Iam's foods.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Lost for those who never watched Lost

Hi. Ozzie here, with a quick note.
We never watched Lost, but we found this wondering around the web.
We thought those of you who did might enjoy it.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

The Internet is Made of Cats

Hey, all. Allie here with just a quick note.

If you believe the folks at Rathergood, the entire Internet is made out of cats. You all might have knows that already, but it was news to me.

Check this out if you don't believe me: