Thursday, January 19, 2017

Thursday Purrs: Carolyn

"Hello!
 My name is Carolyn and I'm one of the most beautiful girls at Wayside, or so I've been told."



"I'm a dilute tuxedo torbie, which means I have some tabby stripes, beautiful blue-gray and apricot spots, and a white bib, boots and gloves. So I'm perfectly dressed for any occasion."



"I came to Wayside from another shelter that was low on space, and I'm thrilled to be here, where I just know I will find my forever home - and loads of belly rubs."


"I'm a sweet kitty who enjoys attention. I'm not fond of being picked up, though. For that reason, I shouldn't live in a home with children under age 5. Little kids, you see, don't always follow a kitty's wishes.

I looove hanging out with other cats, though."



"What else would you like to know about me? I have an adorable little meow, a nice purr - and I know how to wink! (see Exhibit A, above)."


"I'm playful, and my favorite toys are mice and wands. (Betcha couldn't tell, huh!)

If you're looking to start off 2017 with a sweet, beautiful new friend, please come to Wayside and ask for me!

Love,
Carolyn"



Carolyn's available and ready to settle in with her new humans, at Allie's Alma Mater, Wayside Waifs.

www.waysidewaifs.org


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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

In Honor of Thesaurus Day

We present to you visual synonyms of Feline Grace:

    Lithe ...


    Elegant ...



Refined ... [antonym: Goofy.]



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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

'Toon Tuesdays: Founding Fathers




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Toon Tuesdays feature animal (and sometimes human) humor created by the peeps over at Shoebox Greetings (Hallmark approved. Sorta.) - where our mom works, too!




Monday, January 16, 2017

Post Ice Storm Jupiter

While we did the sensible thing, and napped in front of the fire ...


Our crazy human did a walkabout in the icy aftermath. With her camera.






(P.S. It wasn't that icy. The storm mostly missed us.)

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Friday, January 13, 2017

Maxie Feels the Pawbo Burn #ad

When last we left you, Faraday had decided that everykitty in this house needed to be as fit as he is.

So he ordered a
Pawbo+ Interactive Pet Camera, complete with a Laser Pointer Game (and way cool treat dispenser, but we digress) to get Maxie up and running.

Faraday exaimines the pawbo Sireless INteractive Pet Camera up close and personal, reading the instructions carefully, like a good kitty.

While Faraday does a little light reading, here's my impression of the camera:
  • The interface is the easiest of any wireless camera I've yet to try out. It immediately found my network, prompted me for the password, and - done. And it reconnects automatically when I move it from room to room and plug it back in.
  • The second feature I really reeeally like: it automatically syncs with my existing cloud account for any video you want to record. (Still photos save directly to your phone)

    In my case, it's a Google Drive account, but it also interfaces with Dropbox. Downloading video clips is a breeze, and you don't need any fancy video app to play the clips - I tested them and they played fine with QuickTime.

    This is nice, since I've heard other brands (none that I've ever used, though - so this is hearsay) require a cloud subscription for a fee, to access the footage. 
Pawbo Wireless Interactive Pet Camera
This shiny new addition to our home comes complete with red dot and treat dispenser!
To be honest, about the only feature I can think of that the Pawbo+ camera doesn't have is the ability to pan and tilt. I'm not sure how much that would add to the final cost of the camera, but that's a feature I really enjoy, so I'd be interested in that addition.

The camera's not cheap - it retails for $199 - so if you're in it for that much and a pan/tilt feature was just an incremental cost, I'd want that on future models.

And of course, there's the Red Dot.
And .....
    Closeup of Pawbo treat dispenser drawer
    We can confirm the treat dispenser works. Very well, indeed.

    Allie: Wait. Is that a treat dispenser I spy????

    Yep.
    Want to see how well it works?

    Faraday: Remember, Allie. I'm in control of the remote, so you only get treats when I say so.

    Faraday controls the mobile phone app after reading on the Pawbo website how to use it
    Faraday controls the mobile phone app after reading on the Pawbo+ website how to use it
    And I say you have to exercise first to earn them.

    Allie: You are such a brat.



    Maxwell:  Whewww, whatta workout. I'm beat.



    Allie: Really, Max? Really? You didn't even break a sweat. That's just a play for sympathy, and - newsflash - no one's falling for it.


    Maxwell: Well in that case, I'll just head on over to my lounger ... unless you plan to push that treat button again?

    Faraday: (yelling from off screen) You gotta EARN those, Maxie. Now drop and give me fifty!
    Maxwell: That's exactly what I plan to do: drop into my lounger and give you a good fifty minutes of snooze time, starting .... NOW.

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    This post is sponsored by Pawbo+ Interactive Pet Camera. We received this product for review at no charge. We also received a fee for writing this review. Receiving the free product and the fee did not influence our review in any way. All sponsored posts will always reflect our honest and unbiased opinions and feature products and information we feel is relevant to our readers.

    Thursday, January 12, 2017

    Thursday's Purrs: Merarr


    "I'm so glad you "spotted" me! Hi, my name is Merarr, and I'm a super cute shorthaired black and white kitty with the cutest little spot right under my nose. It's my half-'stache, and it really brings out my gorgeous golden eyes and adorable pink nose."



    "I came to Wayside as a stray, and I'm delighted to be here, where I just know my forever person or people will walk through the door and fall in love with me.

    I'm a playful, active, affectionate girl who loves toys. What's my favorite? All of them! That makes sense, because when I had my Felineality test here at Wayside, they told me I'm a Party Animal!



    That means I'm a bold, confident, adventurous cat who always knows how to have a good time.

    Could you use a little more fun in your life? Please come to Wayside, ask for me, Merarr, and we will get the party started!

    Love, Merarr"


    Merarr's available and ready to settle in with her new humans, at Allie's Alma Mater, Wayside Waifs.

    www.waysidewaifs.org


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    Wednesday, January 11, 2017

    Exercise is a 4(x2) Letter Word #ad

    When last we left you, Faraday had "resolved" to help Maxwell "get fit."
    We join our story, in progress:

    Faraday: "insert tension rod into weight grip"... uh-huh ... *flips page in manual*
    Maxwell: Dood, I'm not sure about this exercise thing ....

    Faraday: Yada, yada, Maxie. You have to tone that belleh if you wanna be a housepanther like me.
    Good thing I'm licensed as a Purrsonal Trainer.

    Can't you just see yourself busting reps with those pawbells?


    Maxwell: *sniff* No. Not really. 
    Faraday: Now Maxie, just let me finish setting this weight bench up ... there you go!

    *cue tah-dahh SFX*

    Maxwell: uhhh, I don't think --

    Faraday: Perfect! We'll get you started right away.

    I'm offering the first month FREE as a New Year's special.
    (After that, it's just easy monthly installments, direct deposited from your allowance into my account.)

    Just sign this contract here and I'll have you fit in no time.

    Please click to biggify and to read "fine print"

    Maxwell: Dood, the only activity I'd participate in involves the Red Dot.
    Faraday: Well, you coulda said that before I invested in that torture device equipment, Maxie. Seriouslies.

    Disgusted Faraday is disgusted.
    Disgusted Faraday is disgusted.
    Faraday: That's okay, I can work with that.
                     In fact, I have just the thing.

    Why don't you just sign that contract, Maxie, while I get this all set up.

    Maxwell: I, uh, think I better have Momma my lawyer read this first ....

    Faraday exaimines the pawbo Wireless Interactive Pet Camera up close and personal, reading the instructions carefully, like a good kitty.

    Faraday:   mumble-mumble    plug it in, uh-huh    mutter-mumble    download the mobile app ...

                     MOMMY! I need your mobile phone, STAT!

    That's right, folks. Faraday got a Pawbo+ Interactive Pet Camera to go along with those pawbells ...
    and he's ready to turn Maxie into a lean, mean purring machine*.


    (*Your mileage with Faraday's Fitness may vary. Purrsonal training fees may will apply. Faraday's Fitness accepts all major credit cards, wand toys and bonito flakes.)
     
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    What is the Pawbo+ Interactive Pet Camera?
    Pawbo Wireless Interactive Pet Camera
    This shiny new addition to our home: a Pawbo Wireless Interactive Pet Camera

    The Pawbo+ Interactive Pet Camera 4-1-1:
    • Pawbo+ connects to your wireless network quickly and easily
    • It comes with an easy-to-use mobile app, for Android or iPhone
    Pawbo Life App

    • Pawbo+  also has two-way talk, so your pets can hear you, and you can hear them
    • It allows up to 8 people to chat with your pet at the same time 
    • You can remotely control the treat dispenser & laser pointer (or set laser to automatic)
    • Take photos or video, and share to your social spaces
    See the orange arrow in the first pic?
    Tap icon to take photo, tap check mark to save, tap social icon to share.
    • Also connects to your existing Google Drive or Dropbox account for easy cloud storage of video (which can be downloaded, too). Photos save directly to your phone.
    But did it work?
    Did Maxwell, the Red Dot maniac, feel the burn?
    Video at 11 on Friday ;-) 
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    This post is sponsored by Pawbo+ Interactive Pet Camera. We received this product for review at no charge. We also received a fee for writing this review.
    (And okay, we also had tons of fun - and a lot of giggles - doing it).

    All sponsored posts will always reflect our honest and unbiased opinions and feature products and information we feel is relevant to our readers.