Monday, December 3, 2012

Dear Santy Paws


Dear Santa Paws, Iz a good boi! Please bring me Chrissmouse prezzies.
  1. #treats4kittehboi. Purrrr I already get lots of treats but I always ask for more. MOL!!
  2. cheezballs
  3. THUMBS
  4. A cat flap

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Verifying Bloggy on Pinterest

Purrrr My furends been asking me to join Pinterest. Dis a new site da do in pixchurs what technorati and digg do wif linkys. I guess it for people who can't read?


Anyway, I added my bloggy in da Pinterest settings and it didn't know how to verify blogspot! Using da magic of redirects I convinced blogger to serve a page as da verify page. You can too, and dis how.

Clicky da pixchurs to see dem bigger.

  1. First sign into Pinterest and go to your settings page.
    https://pinterest.com/settings/
    Fill in your blggy address and click da Verify Website button.
  2. Da next page tells you a file to download, so download it. Mine is pinterest-fd2f5.html.
    https://pinterest.com/domain/verify/
    Leave da window open because you will come back to it later.
    Pinterest says to upload dat file to your website. We can't do dis on blogger. Oh no!!!!
  3. Don't be sad! We will fool blogger. Open dat html file you downloaded in your favrit text editor, i.e. Notepad. Select all and copy to da blogger page.
  4. Now in blogger create a new page and paste all demz stuff from da html file. Make the title the same as the file name. Publish!
  5. Ok, now is da trick. View dat page you just published. Copy the URL in da browser address bar. Mine is
    http://kittehboi.blogspot.com/p/hi-mr.html
  6. Now you will go to BLOGGER settings. What you will do is tell blogger to redirect. Dis mean when somebody tries to see a page, you direct dem to another page. And dat page is how Pinterest verifies your bloggy! So go to
    Blogger Dashboard » Settings » Search Preferences » Errors and Redirection » Custom Redirects » Edit.
    When you fill it in, "from" is da name of da page Pinterest expects. "to" is da address of da bloggy page you just published and copied. "Save Changes."
  7. Almost done!!!
    Remember dat Pinterest setting window I told you to leave open? Go back and
    "Click here to complete the process"
    Pinterest should give you a big friendly message.
    YAY!!!

Purrr If dis works for you, please leave a comment. If not, talk to me on twitter and if I have time I can walk you through it.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Carny Pawty 2012


Monday, November 5, 2012

Laika, First Dog In Space, 1957


Purrrr Dis da 55th anniversary of da first dog in space, da brave Soviet cosmonaut Laika. Dat Russian for "Barker" cuz she loved to bark and play.

It a sad story. Dey hadz NO IDEA whether anybody could survive G-forces in a rocket leaving earth or if dey couldz live in weightlessness. Some of the hoomans involved was bery depressed when they realized that the program had no way to bring Laika home from space.

Russian scientist Oleg Gazenko selected and trained Laika, who he had rescued from the streets and spoiled as if she were his own dog. It has been reported that Gazenko had fought successfully to have a window installed in Laika's space capsule so he could comfort her during prelaunch; and that after the launch he walked right past the dignitaries who had gathered to honor him, right out into the forest where he cried.
"Work with animals is a source of suffering to all of us. We treat them like babies who cannot speak. The more time passes, the more I’m sorry about it. We shouldn’t have done it. We did not learn enough from the mission to justify the death of the dog."
- Russian scientist Oleg Gazenko, 1998.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Santa Paws Drive - Black Cat Rescue


Purrrr It dat time of year again. Good old Santa Paws is going to fly around da world bringing toys and treats to deserving animal shelters.

Dear panfer pals, please nominate
Black Cat Rescue.
Thx you so much!!!



Dis my nomination. Feel free to use my words, but better to make up your own.

Shelter You Are Nominating *
Black Cat Rescue

Why You Think This Shelter Should be a Santa Paws Drive Shelter for 2012 *
Dear Santa Paws,

There is a superstition in the US that black cats are bad luck. Because of this, black cats are the least likely to be adopted - and thus the most likely to be euthanized.

This makes no sense. Black cats in general are curious and the friendliest cats. They are cooperative and affectionate. This is a fact. Cats' personalities are linked to coat color!
http://kittehboi.blogspot.com/2010/03/coat-color-personality.html

Black Cat Rescue is NO-KILL. They have a network of volunteers who foster black cats and actively search for forever homes. They save lives!

Please stop up in Boston to bring gifts to Black Cat Rescue.

PS I would like a live tuna if you happen to fly over my house. MOL!!!

Shelter Location (city, state, country - Can be ANYWHERE in the world!) *
Boston, MA (US)

Shelter URL (their website address if they have one)
http://blackcatrescue.wordpress.com/about/

Shelter Contact Info (phone number, shelter manager name, Twitter handle, Facebook page ... anything we may need to get in touch with them)
E-mail: info@blackcatrescue.com

Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Black-Cat-Rescue/27776119202

Twitter
@blackcatrescue

Friday, October 19, 2012

Time Warp Howl-0-Ween!

Personalize funny videos and birthday eCards at JibJab!

Oh purrrr my furend Boris did make a JibJab Rocky Horror Picture Show Time Warp video! Featuring me - @kittehboi - as Dr. Frank N. Furter, @BorisKitty as The Criminologist, @ZackRabbit as RiffRaff, @katieboocat as Magenta and Boris' sisfur Bela as Columbia.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

More Twitter Apps for Social Anipals

I've added two more twitter apps to my Tools for Social Anipals page.


Sunday, October 14, 2012

Leash Club for Cats

leashclub by kittehboi.com
leashclub, a photo by kittehboi.com on Flickr.

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Leash Club for Cats, a group on Flickr.

Purrrr Do you wear a leash to go out? Join Leash Club for Cats!

Thx to @BarnabasKitten and @AngusfromAfrica for creating #LeashClub.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Dealing with #nipclub spammers

There's always the old fashioned way to deal with spammers too.
@DuchessCrabtree and @SnoopDoggDoxie.


Purrrr dem spammers is at it again. It really important for all #nipclub anipals to cooperate when one starts talking to us. Here is how.

  1. Follow Twitter's spam-watch account now so you ready later.

  2. Wait for spammer to talk to you using #nipclub. Let's say he named @455h013.
    @455h013: @kittehboi You wantz to buy poops!!
  3. Shout out to your anipals.
    #nipclub #SEKURITY spammer @455h013
  4. When you see hashtag #SEKURITY, send a direct message to @spam. DON'T copy spam message!!!
    DM SPAM @455h013
  5. We have to all tell @spam at once and @spam kicks dat norty spammer right off twitter. If we act together we can do this!

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Songmice



OMC OMC OMC! Mice can SING!!!

Singing Mice, Songbirds, and More: Models for FOXP2 Function and Dysfunction in Human Speech and Language
Although the most widely appreciated vocalizations of mice are audible, it has been known for several decades that mice and other rodents also vocalize at ultrasonic frequencies. In the Holy laboratory, we recorded and analyzed the vocalizations of a sizable population of adult males. When the recordings were computationally shifted into the range of human hearing, these vocalizations were found to be subjectively reminiscent of bird songs.
Purrrr for my musical furends, dat mean an electronic capo, sort of. Dey lowered pitch only.

*Whispers* But we kittehs have been hearing mouse songs all along. MOL!!

Photo credit:
hello!
Source Flickr
Author patries71

Friday, September 28, 2012

New virus in Africa looks like rabies, acts like Ebola

This could be the next global epidemic. Be afraid. Be VERY afraid.

New virus in Africa looks like rabies, acts like Ebola

“Although the source of the virus remains unclear, study findings suggest that Bas-Congo virus may be spread by human-to-human contact and is an emerging pathogen associated with acute hemorrhagic fever in Africa,” the researchers wrote.

Happy World Rabies Day. :-(


Thx to @TinyPCAT for da heads up.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Social Anipals Author Resources

Purrrr If you hazn't seen my Tools For Social Anipals page, Dis a good time to check it out.

Iz added a section on Author Resources.

Feel free to review any tool on Social Anipals, suggest new tools, offer advice.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

World Rabies Day, Sept 28, 2012


The world is again joining together on September 28th to raise awareness and understanding about the importance of rabies prevention. Rabies is the oldest and deadliest disease known to mankind and I think we all should support this initiative.

Rabies is a preventable disease, yet kills 55,000 people needlessly each year, half of whom are children under the age of 15. That's right, rabies kills 150 people a day!

"Rabies is primarily a disease of children, who are particularly at risk from this terrible disease, due to their close contact with dogs, the major global source. Children are more likely to suffer multiple bites and scratches to the face and head, both of which carry a higher risk of contracting rabies. Children are often unaware of the danger that dogs transmit rabies and may not tell their parents when a bite, lick, or scratch has occurred from an infected animal"
Dr. Debbie Briggs, Executive Director of the Alliance for Rabies Control

Rabies is a viral disease that can be transmitted to animals and humans. The disease is transmitted mainly by bite, but exposure may also occur through contamination of broken skin or mucous membranes with saliva from an infected animal. Once neurological symptoms of the disease develop, rabies is fatal to both animals and humans. The good news is that rabies is easily preventable.

"Vaccination prior to possible exposure is a crucial part of health management of domestic animals, and is the single most important factor in rabies prevention", said Peter Costa, Global Communications Coordinator for the Alliance for Rabies Control.

Rabies prevention starts with the animal owner. Protect yourself, your pet and your community by taking animals to be vaccinated. Avoid stray animals and wildlife. If you are bitten, wash bite wounds with soap and water and seek medical attention immediately. If your pet is bitten, consult your veterinarian immediately. Prompt and appropriate treatment after being bitten and before the disease develops can stop rabies infection and/or prevent the disease in humans and animals.

The World Rabies Day initiative also raises money towards local rabies prevention and control programs, with eight projects funded since 2008.

More information on World Rabies Day can be found at the official web site, worldrabiesday.org

References:
WHO. Human and Animal Rabies, Rabies: A neglected zoonotic disease. Available at: http://www.who.int/rabies/en/. Accessed on July 23, 2008.

Friday, September 7, 2012

New Brat Lesson About TAILS.


Purrr Added a new Brat Lesson today.


Hoomans has to learn to watch where dey sits or lies down or puts da feet. My tail is where it is.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The Pirate Ship Black Paw is back!


Arrrr me hearties! Be sure to join the fun!
August 30th, 2012
#NipClub TallShip Regatta



Arrrr!! Th' infamous Black Paw, Scourge of the Seven Seas, 'll be joinin' th' race.

#nipclub Arrrrrr Trimmed and tight, wif flags flying.  It da #BlackPaw Arrrrrr @OwentheTonk 'Tis our flag! @thenascarkitty

To Be a Pirate on The Black Paw contact Pirate Captain @OwenTheTonk or First Mate @Kittehboi.



Cap'n @Owenthetonk and First Mate @kittehboi


Cap'n
@Owenthetonk

First Mate
@kittehboi

Ship's surgeon
@realfakegator

Old Jig Dancers Club
@PepiSmartDog 'Pirate Pants'

Navigator
@flicka47 - she only turns right.

Bo's'n
@Midnightpurrs

Bosun's mates
@CathyKeisha "Teeth and Claws"
@sisfurcats "Mad Bugs, Scourge of Rodents and Birds"

#NIPCLUB Arrrrr! "Mad Bugs, Scourge of Rodents and Birds... on Twitpic
Arrrrr! "Mad Bugs, Scourge o' Rodents and Birds" at your service!
#nipclub Arrrrrr 'Tis Terrible @tildatoo, t' most f
Arrrrrr 'Tis Terrible @tildatoo, t' most fearsome o' piratesses!


Galley Wench
@TheRealSmokie

Swashbucklers
@TildaToo
@BarnabasKitten
@Thomas_Cat
@MizzBassie
@Biblecat
@Housepanther
@stephieblue
@Danepoes #tonkmafia
@CokieTheCat

Junior Swashbucklers
@Maxwellpurrs
@Cavendishpurrs


You?

Monday, August 20, 2012

Norty Cougar Jazzydacat

Purrr dat @jazzydacat is a Norty Cougar!

"@kittehboi @ShivaandJaya @BorisKitty @CathyKeisha @Sisfurcats Ize would roll over and think of England! XXXXXX"

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

To Mohnton, PA: TNR, don't kill!

Ask the Borough of Mohnton, PA to TNR feral cats, NOT kill them!

 The Borough of Mohnton, PA has decided to murder its feral cat population rather than use more humane, less expensive options.  Please click the link above to sign a petition on The Petition Site.  A nice letter helps.  No cursing them out or wishing heartsticks on them as that only makes them dig their heels in.  Remember Belfast's reaction to death threats.

This is my letter.  Be sure to mention the TNR option and prices if you want details.

I see that someone in your organization has an unreasoning fear of cats that caused him or her to push the rest of you into signing an order to trap and kill all ferals.

Rather than take advantage of public and private funds available for inexpensive Trap-Neuter-Release (TNR) programs, you plan to have bungling minimum wage people kill the cats at great expense to the borough. 
"No Nonsense Neutering www.nnnlv.org received a $35,000 grant for Berks County free-roaming cats. Fairchild Foundation asks for a $35 donation PER cat, which is still less expensive than the $50 that the Berks County in PA is paying to KILL ferals."

It is simply wrong for you to exterminate feral cats as if they were cockroaches, not when there are other, less expensive options available.

Please reconsider.
Via Kelly Hoffman and Boris Kitty.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Pets in Hot Cars



You steps out of your car into a hot parking lot. In da car next to yours is a big happy goggie. 'Cept he lookin really sad cuz it ~~hot~~ in dat car. What do you do?

Hoomans, we has to tell you every year. Please don't leave pets or children in the car on a summer day. "But I cracked the window," you say. IT NOT GOOD ENOUGH. "But I was only in the store for a few minutes," you say. IT NOT GOOD ENOUGH. "But I parked in the shade," you say. NOT EFFING GOOD ENOUGH!!

Purrr Here some information for pet staff and parents of hooman children.

AVMA tips on helping pets survive a heat wave

“Signs of heat stroke include hard panting, staggering gate, rapid heartbeat, listlessness, restlessness, dark red or purple gums and tongue, and vomiting. If you suspect your pet has heat stroke, put a cold towel around their neck, get them into an air conditioned car and get them to the veterinarian as quickly as possible.”


Heatstroke | In and Around The Car | Keeping Kids Safe | Parents Central
"Even cool temperatures in the 60s can cause the temperature to rise well above 110° Fahrenheit inside your car. The inside temperature can rise almost 20 degrees within the first 10 minutes."

Rear-facing Car Seats May Increase Risk of Hot Car Death
"According to the Free Press, a 1990s campaign to get more kids in rear-facing seats was accompanied by a spike in hot car deaths."


Wednesday, July 11, 2012

#RIPLennox #EndBSL @BelfastCC

Whenever I hear the name Belfast
I remember Lennox.





Purrrr I bin heering bout dis breed specific legislation (BSL).

Poor Lennox was kept in isolation for over TWO years in deplorable conditions because the United Kingdom has decided that the phrase "dangerous dog" refers not only to certain behaviors, but even to certain breeds. Read a list of Dogs that are banned in the UK. To make it worse, dogs only have to vaguely resemble banned breeds to be subject to seizure and destruction.

Lennox's family exhausted all legal recourse. The case went to the high court and the judge said to kill the dog. Euthanization - likely by the same individuals who have been neglecting Lennox for the last two years - occurred this morning. His body likely shows the neglect and abuse. Don't count on the Barnes family getting to bury their baby.

Two major dog trainers, Cesar Millan and Victoria Stilwell, offered to take Lennox completely out of the UK and rehome him. The Belfast City Council wouldn't cooperate - they just wanted to kill Lennox. The BCC has an axe to grind, that's for sure, but for the life of me I don't know what it is. I can only HOPE they aren't taking a stand against service animals for children.

The Millan Foundation Joins Fight to Save Lennox
Lennox’s Last Chance By Victoria Stilwell

Who's next?

Beloved Petey the Pup
of The Little Rascals and Our Gang comedies,
UKC registered in 1936 as a Staffordshire Terrier.

Fatal attacks represent a small proportion of dog bite injuries to humans and,therefore, should not be the primary factor driving public policy concerning dangerous dogs. Many practical alternatives to breed-specific ordinances exist and hold promise for prevention of dog bites. (J Am VetMed Assoc2000;217:836–840)
The Centers for Disease Control,
Breeds of dogs involved in fatal human attacks in the United States between 1979 and 1998

BSL MUST be replaced with intelligent laws pertaining to obedience training, to behavioral interventions, and to prosecuting irresponsible owners.

Update:
Dog trainer and celebrity Victoria Stilwell has taken a stand against Breed Specific Legislation. Let's give her our support.
I will not rest until the Dangerous Dogs Act is changed. It is a highly flawed piece of legislation doomed to fail right from the start and targets innocent dogs and families. It does not protect the public from dangerous dogs. I and thousands like me are going to work hard to get the law changed. I have helped shape the recently passed Responsible Dog Owner Law in the State of Georgia, USA. The new law puts the emphasis on owner irresponsibility rather than targeting any particular dog. Hold owners accountable and enforce tough laws on those who abuse them. We can do the same in Britain and other American states. This will make people a lot safer from all dangerous dogs regardless of breed than the DDA and will only prosecute the guilty while protecting the innocent.

Another Update:
Victoria has posted an audio file to her site.
Victoria Rebukes BCC Representative on the Radio



Thanks to TVAcres.com for the picture of Petey.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

B&N nook (kindle too!)

Purrr da lady did get a Nook Simple Touch wif Glowlight from Barnes & Noble. She bought some books and magazines den went searching for free books on da innerwebs.

Do you haz a nook too? Invite da lady with your nook and we can become Nook friends and lend each other books.

"Wut?" you says. YES YES YES! If you invite other nook owners by da email address dey gave B&N you can be speshul nook friends and even borrow books!



Dis how to find furends on Simple Touch Nook. YMMV. Remember nook has to be connected to wireless or mobile data to communicate with B&N.
  1. Press nook hard key. A menu should pop up at bottom of screen.
  2. Press rightmost softkey, Settings. A list of settings categories appears.
  3. Press Social softkey. Another menu appears.
  4. Press Link to Facebook, Twitter and Google softkey. Sign in to your social sites to get some friends.
  5. From Social screen you can also invite friends by the email address they used to sign in to the B&N site.
  6. From Social Screen you can also set options to share books and to block individual books from prying eyes.

Da nook reads pdf and ePub plus images in jpg, gif, png and bmp.

"Sideload" means transfer files between your puter and da nook. You can sideload backgrounds, screensavers and ebooks you downloads from da web. Dis my favrit sites to find Free ebooks.
Update 6/27/2012:
To sideload, connect the nook to your computer with the USB cable. Wait a couple of minutes while it recognizes the device, finds driver, then tells you it connected. Now dat nook looks like a hard drive! Look for a folder named "books," dat where you put pdfs and epubs.

  • Project Gutenberg "offers over 39,000 free ebooks: choose among free epub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online."
  • epubBooks "epubBooks is a service that allows for many different online ebooks stores to be searched simultaneously."
  • Open Library "The World's classic literature at your fingertips. Over 1,000,000 free ebook titles available.
  • feedbooks "With Feedbooks, enjoy your books on any device : smartphones, tablets or dedicated readers."
  • ManyBooks.net "the best ebooks at the best price: free!"
  • The Nook Blog Barnes & Noble Book Club - Free Fridays offer guess what? Free books!

Screensavers is da authors whose dour visages appear when da nook goes to sleep. Get more nook screen savers from da innerwebs from sites like nook-look "Where your nook gets its attitude on." Oh oh oh da lady say she making 800x600 screensavers wif da GIMP just for my nook furends. Download, unzip, and "sideload" entire folder to dat screensaver directory. Choose Screen option under Settings to choose a set of screensavers.

It possible dat Amazon Kindle can read pdf, epub, lit plus mobi, but I can't say cuz I neber seen one. Books for either nook or kindle are encrypted but nook ebooks are supposedly easier to crack because of a weaker encryption algorithm.

Thanks to @Pumpkinpuddy, @RealFakeGator and @smokey8 for input and @crazykittyKat1 for lending me dat "Stick Dog" book.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

iNom T-Shirt on Zazzle


iNom t-shirt




Dis my zazzle store.

View more personalized gifts from Zazzle.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Angel @JinJinDoggy

We did lose our dear furend JinJinDoggy yesterday. She was elderly but in good health. It sure took me by surprise.

 

I will always remember JinJin as my secksy angel.

 

A white rose for JinJin

 

Purrrr JinJin was a longtime member of #nipclub staff. I will leave dis rose on da bar where she used to work in her memory tonight.