Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Ticked Off Tuesday

Warning, rant in progress!

We are HIGHLY OFFENDED and GENERALLY OUTRAGED!! 

Some TWIT Bein goin by the name of Emily Georgie had the mousie NERVE to suggest ta US that she would pay us $25 per post if we accepted HER posts on OUR blog like they was OURS.  Promised to make them even seem like our posts (yeah, like annyone could do THAT)!
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"Hi,

My name is Emily and I am a blogger for multiple advertisers at Feed My Blog. We are looking for sites just like your website Marks Mews to publish blogs on.

We have blog projects ready and waiting which would fit perfectly on your site and we are willing to pay you a $25 contribution fee for everyone you publish to help towards the cost of running your blog.

The content is written for YOUR BLOG, not for our clients and within these blogs we'll include a few useful ‘relevant’ and natural links out along with a royalty free image fully credited… Our blog writing is pretty awesome.

Here are some examples of what we do. (These are not directly related to your blog).
[deleted linkies]

Even though we will write the blogs for your site, you can pass this content as your own, and you don't have to label it as a guest post or anything like that, we'll even pay you for every post you publish to contribute to your site.

So here’s the deal:

We will write awesome blog content for your readers
We will pay you $25 for every post you publish
The blogs will be in an online word doc easy to copy and paste into your site
We will find all the relevant images so you don’t have to
We will write maybe once or twice (maybe more) per week for you

So, amazing quality content + $25 for each post you publish = Win, Win!

Let me know if you'd like to benefit from this great content. I can probably match some great placements for you within a day or so."

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Well, oh yeah, Emily?  View THIS up yer $25...

Back to normal now...  An we sure TRUST none of our friends would accept such an offer.

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Plus, we had some questions about Marley hunting the dove on the lawn some days ago...

Marley:   Um yeah, the grass could be taller, but TBT doesn't let it be taller MUCH (it gets ta 4 inches an he cuts it down ta 3 inches).  We ARE however, allowed ta play with and eat annything we catch.  He studies the birdies and knows that there are more of them around than before we came, so we arent reducin them anny.  There were 2 pairs of the cardinals and now there are 9 or 10.  An he doesnt really care about the doves and sparrows an blackbirds (there are too many of those around).  While we sure cant catch them very often, we are welcome to.  TBT does NOT like sparrows and blackbirds.  Doves are sorta neutral but kinna big fer us ta catch annyway.

We are free ta catch robins.  That may seem a surprise, but they mostly eat worms an TBT likes the worms in the ground.  They do good stuff fer the soil.  But we can never get close ta them, so it probly doesnt matter.

Also, stuff like frogs, skinks and grasshoppers are fair game, though we aren't allowed ta bring them in the house.  An hackin one up in the house gets ya tossed out on the deck fer an hour even iffen ya wanna be in.  We're not real thrilled about THAT!

He does suggest we try ta leave the cardinals and goldfinches alone though.  So we do.  We can only have THEM when they commit birdicide on the deck door an he confirms they are fresh-dead.  If they are old-dead, we can play with them but then they go into the covered compost bin.

All that seems a lot complicated, but we know the rules good an we follow them. 

Catchin all mousie-like critters is ALWAYS encouraged and rewarded. 

He would LOVE it if we kilt evry mole and vole in the yard.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Mancat Monday

MARLEY:  I dont usally jump up on places I cant see where Im gonna land.  So the boat has been an off-place fer me.  But I got up carefully on part of the trailer anbd discovered I could stretch up an see over the top.  There was a nice flat platform there.  So I hopped up an sniffed around a bit.
It wasnt as ecitin as I thought it might be.  The view up higher was OK, but not better than the deck.
I looked around some.  There ARE possibilities of ambushin a skwerl from up here.  I could pounce from above...
I'd have ta hide down on the floor fer a while.  I checked that out and its all full of old wet leafs.  Yuck!  I'll have ta get TBT ta clean it all out first.
 Meanwhile, I got better places ta esplore, so I'm hoppin down.
But its good ta know how ta get UP THERE.  Ya know, fer after TBT cleans out the leafs...

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Easy Like Sunday

We were all expectin today ta be cloudy an mebbe rainy, cuz it was raining last night, but we were happily surprized!

This is how TBT found us when he got up this morning.  We were all soakin up the sunpuddles really well.
In fact, we were surprised TBT had anny light ta see by at all  cuz we were each doin so supergood!  I (Ayla) was closest and on the doormat (which also soaks up the warms too), Iza was not only in full sun but leaning against a clay flowerpot which had got real warmed, an Marley had a full-stretch tummy exposure goin on.
But when TBT gets up, that means breakfast, so we all got up (only) after we smelled food and heard the bowls hit the floor.

After that, we went outside ta see what we could find...

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Purrs

We are all purrin with paws-crossed for Clementine ta find here way home!