Saturday, October 10, 2015

Koko The Gorilla Loves Kittens (and People)

Koko's New Kittens

Purr Miss Koko is a speshul Gorilla. She live in a preserve wif a nice lady named Penny who taught her sign language and how to use a special computer to communicate. Koko can understand human speech but not talk it cuz, well, gorilla moufs can't make hooman noises.

Koko and All Ball

Koko had her first kitteh back in da 1970s. She named him "ALL BALL" and it surprised efurryone dat a gorilla wanted a pet kitteh. When she first met All Ball, Koko played wif his little paws and said, "Cat do scratch. Koko love!" When All Ball got hit by a car Koko signed "sad" and "frown." Later dat night she wailed wif grief. Koko is a fine gorilla person and I lubs her.

Koko occasionally entertains celebrity guests such as Betty White and William Shatner. When Robin Williams met Koko dey hadz great fun! Koko was very sad when she learned of Robin Williams' passing. :-(

I hope you will visit Koko's web page.

From » About Us
The Gorilla Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation, protection and well-being of gorillas and other great apes through interspecies communication research and education. Established in 1976 as a 501(c)(3) corporation, it is best known for "Project Koko," the longest interspecies communication study in history, and the only one involving gorillas. It has evolved into an institution that provides a unique resource for great ape conservation, care and understanding.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Flaming Bagpipes! #nipclub #NCHG

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Purrrr Don't miss da #nipclub Highland Games on twitter dis weekend! Use Hashtag #NCHG.

Read more at Nipclub Monthly - Fun and Games in the Scottish Highlands.

I DJin Sunday morning 9AM ET wif my flaming bagpipes.

Dis my Playlist!

GIF created with Youtube to GIF.

Original video by the Bad Piper can be viewed on YouTube.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Labor Day #nipclub

Purrrr It LABOR DAY WEEKEND. Do dat mean you supposed to work? NOOOOO, You supposed to PAWTY!

  • In June 28, 1894 Congress passed an act making the first Monday in September legal holiday.
    The History of Labor Day - U.S. Department of Labor
  • The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City.
  • Labor Day has a street parade to exhibit "the strength and esprit de corps of the trade and labor organizations" of the community.
  • ...followed by a festival for the recreation and amusement of the workers and their families.
  • The nation pays tribute on Labor Day to the source of the nation's strength, freedom, and leadership — the American worker.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Playlists Imported from Grooveshark

Purrr downloaded playlists using groovebackup (now defunct) and massaged data wif Open Office Calc to make dis list. Now I can pick away at Youtube playlists.

Audiosplitter no longer exists and I've deleted the links.

Click playlist names to be taken to a list of songs. Audiosplitter and YouTube linkys will be added as I complete verfication.

GS Playlist Part 1
GS Playlist Part 2
GS Playlist Part 3

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Webby tool: online citation generator.

Citation Machine
Generates citations in MLA, APA, Chicago, Turabian, and Harvard.

If you want to write real articles you simply must give references to legitimate sources. Recycling other bloggers' posts is fine for most purposes but remember this: most bloggers aren't veterinary professionals. I included in dis category. I reads professional papers but my bloggies simplify and leave out facts that would complicate or make da posty too long.

When I posts a factual post I will always have linkies to professional papers for you to read for yourselfs. Professional papers lists references or citations. Da Citation Machine will helps you generate professional-style citations for your bloggy too.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Pets and Second-Hand Smoke

American Veterinary Medical Association: Stop Smoking – For Your Health and Your Pets’ Health

We have been hearing for years about the dangers of second-hand tobacco smoke. The American Lung Association says in Secondhand Smoke and Asthma that children of smokers are more likely to have asthma, ear infections and bronchitis.

Many smokers tink dey keepin dey chillrun safe by stepping outside to smoke. Sorry, silly monkeys, you brings da smoke in on your clothes and spread it throughout da house.

What we hazznt heard until recently is the effect of second-hand smoke on PETS! According to the American Veterinary Medical Association: Stop Smoking – For Your Health and Your Pets’ Health, second-hand smoke has terrible effects on pets' health.

For instance, dogs wif long snouts gets cancer of da nasal cavities while dogs wif short snouts gets lung cancer.

Cats has da same problems as dogs, of course. Dut dey another factor. We cleans ourselves so we swallows toxins too. According to Environmental Tobacco Smoke and Risk of Malignant Lymphoma in Pet Cats, cats in smoking households two to three times as likely to get malignant lymphoma.

Da lady's mama had lymphoma. She begged da lady to makes dem stop torturing her. Cats can't ask for a DNR. For several weeks you has strangers sticks your sweet kitteh wif needles and infuse dem wif dangerous chemicals dat may only extend life for 4 months to a year. Da kitteh not even know why dis happening! *cries*

Please, if you smoke just STOP. Your pets will likely be healthier and live longer.

#TheDuckieClub Reunion @terrenceTerrier @Manxington

OMC! It a The Duckie Club reunion!

The Duckie Club members @Snick_the_Dog and @GrimyDuck stopped by twitter today to hang out wif @kittehboi, @GeorgeTheDuck and ‏@CokieTheCat. We gonna get @TerenceTerrier and haz a #pawpawty #sekurity reunion one day soon. Purrr, Terence can you pick a time and date?

Cokie found @morriscat's lullaby for Grimy!!

"Rock-a-bye Grimy in Manxington's paws
You've had too much nip and you're showing some flaws
But just go to sleep and snuggle in bed
And Snickers will come to nom on your head!"

Do you haz a favrit duckie? Stop by The Duckie Club and see what it's all about!

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Import Grooveshark to Audiosplitter

Here another way to rescue your many lovingly curated GrooveShark playlists. It a new music service dat imports your playlists and finds YouTube equivalents. Don't forget to follow da boi!


Note AudioSplitter only import 10 playlists at a time. Plus dey a several-hour waiting list and long playlists have to be imported several times to get the whole list. Sometimes da YouTube video isn't quite the same. Maybe a different artist or a song wif a similar name so be sure to proofread.

But still. Better dan losing all dat music.

Save Your Grooveshark Playlists!


Log in wif your Grooveshark name and it will show linkys wif names of all your playlists. You can then save them as text files.


Collections and favorites cannot be exported at this time. Check back later. Sorry!

Your Playlist(s)
bluegrass country
Murder Mystery
Land of the Lost
Cinco de Mayo
All xmas
Winter, cold
Mardi Gras
Blues Rock
Trouble in Mind
Roots Rock
Nipclub Anniversary
covers II
skating time!
coca cola
Bonnie Raitt Sampler
The New Duckie Club
British Rock Invasion
rock ballads
Memorial Day
Jimmy Page
loving life
Wild West
#nipclub Valentine's Day
short 80s list
Dukes of Hazzard
slow rock

Friday, July 24, 2015

Ping Pong Playing Cat

Dagwood the ping pong playing cat as seen on the TV Show You Asked For It, 1952.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Shinto Goddess Tama the Honourable Eternal Stationmaster

Tama the cat: 3,000 attend elaborate funeral for Japan’s feline stationmaster

Follow up to last posty, R.I.P. Tama the Stationmaster Cat

3000 mourners attended the Shinto-style funeral of Tama who has ascended to the status of a Shinto goddess and been awarded the title of Honourable Eternal Stationmaster of Kishi station.

Tama will be enshrined at a nearby shrine for cats in August, according to Mitsunobu Kojima, president of the Wakayama Electric Railway.

Friday, June 26, 2015

R.I.P. Tama the Stationmaster Cat

Japan Times: Wakayama’s popular ‘stationmaster’ cat Tama, 16, dies

I has a sad. Tama the Stationmaster Cat has died at 16 years old.

Tama was a feral calico ladycat who hung out with a colony near the Kishi Station greeting travelers. In January 2007 Tama was officially hired by Wakayama Electric Railway. She had an office at the station and a uniform. When Tama was promoted to deputy president of Wakayama Electric Railway in 2013, she became the highest-ranking female in the company. Tama was a big tourist draw and became famous around the world.

Tama, the stationmaster of Kishi Station, Wakayama Electric Railway, located in Kinokawa, Wakayama, Japan

Tama, the stationmaster of Kishi Station, Wakayama Electric Railway, located in Kinokawa, Wakayama, Japan. She is called "Super stationmaster" and wears a decoration of "Wakayama de knight" given by Governor of Wakayama. In an event to celebrate the second anniversary after becoming a stationmaster. The contributor took the confirmation to her owner.

A "Tama Densha" tramcar operated in Okayama, July 2009

Photo Credits
Sanpei at the Japanese language Wikipedia [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
By Takobou (Takobou) [GFDL, CC-BY-SA-3.0 or CC BY 2.5], via Wikimedia Commons
"Okayama Electric Tramway 7101 TAMA Densya" by User:Takobou - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Da Real Christopher Robin and Winnie the Pooh

One of da lady's earliest memories is of her mum singing to her,
"They're changing guard at Buckingham Palace -
Christopher Robin went down with Alice.
Alice is marrying one of the guard.
"A soldier's life is terrible hard,"

Says Alice."

Da lady still have her childhood Winnie the Pooh book wif original E. H. Shepard drawings as above, not dat dreadful Disney scribble. I wish someone would animate in original style.

Da lady knew about Queen Elizabeth before she knew about da president.

Christopher Robin Milne grew up to own a book store and wrote a few books of his own.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Air Guitar Set, and #Nipclub Needs Your Ideas

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Purrr Last night's #nipclub had no theme. Dey sure needs our help to think up new and most pawsum pawty themes. Read about it in "Help #NipClub Choose Future Themes Pawty June 18th, 2015"

I reconstructed my old "bestiful guitars" playlist on Youtube. It kind of nice drinking beer wif my pals and listening to (mostly) classic rock. I hads lots of fun playing air guitar to any song wif kickass guitar solos.

Some of my bestiful pals were there too. @CinniMini2, @‏GeorgeTheDuck, @kconlon1, @‏lucky_GSD, @‏RustytheKitty, @‏TheNascarKitty, @TiggyBean, and ‏TinyPearlCat among others.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

A Better Mousie Trap

Dis humane and reusable. Catch and release!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Webby Safe Colors

Purrr in da old days puter monitors only had 256 colors. Considering earlier puters only had 16 colors, 256 colors make efurrything possible.

UNLESS you looking at a RGB web page wif a 256 color monitors. Den it a mess.

So if you selling sumpfin to da folks wif old puters, help dems see your web page right. Use da Web Safe colors.


Friday, May 1, 2015

#chilipawty Grooveshark is Gone! #nipclub

OMFC! Grooveshark has closed!

If you're like me you had special themed playlists that you lovingly put together for #nipclub, #scifipawty, #chilipawty and #panfurpawty to name a few.

Many my furiends use grooveshark too. We are scrambling to find alternates.

Youtube is ok but who wants to watch videos during a pawty? There's but you can only have one playlist and blip doesn't know how to tweet anymore so you have to cut-and-paste. gone. Pandora lets you play genres, but you can't pick individual songs.

Spotify looks promising. The premium price is the same as Grooveshark.

Sign up for Spotify and create a #chilipawty playlist. Looks like a viable alternative.

Update 5/2: I used twitter advanced search to find my music tweets from last year's #chilipawty. Pain in the tail but what are my alternatives? Last year's #chilipawty search results were useful but I had added a BUNCH of new music to the playlist and those tunes are gone!

Here's the tool to make this cool website Spotify Play Button.

Friday, April 24, 2015

#Chilipawty Pwizes 2015

Purrr We getting DJs and Barktenders lined up for #chilipawty. And of course there will be pwizes.

#Chilipawty » Pwizes

Da humans already been pulling ticks off demselves and us so I wants to put in a special plug for the safest flea soap I know, with a special deal for #Chilipawty.

Tiny Timmy's Dirty Flea Soap
@dirtyfleasoap @tinytimyspeaks
Repels fleas, ticks and mosquitoes.
Contains only cat-safe natural ingredients.
No chrysanthemum! No pyrethrins!

Use code #CHILIPAWTY for 10% off!

Disclaimer: Though this is not a paid advertisement, Timmy was kind enough to send me a full-size bar to give away at #ChiliPawty, plus two sample packs. I purchased three bars of Dirty Flea Soap myself the very first time I heard about it.

Timmy is a pal with neurological problems from store-brand pesticides. I feel very strongly about the dangers to pets and their humans from pesticides in the home and in the environment.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Come to May 5th #Chilipawty SPICY!!

It da spicy annual event you been waiting for,


If you attended previous Chilipawty in 2010, 2012, 2013, and 2014 you know what fun it is. Music, noms and drinks, pwizes! 
Grumpy old @sisfurcats Chilipepper would have been celebrating her 18th birthday on May 6, 2015. We haz a pawty for her birfday efurry year and we gonna keep hazzing it!

#MiniBreeze arrived in Inglund @Kolo_Martin

Purrr MiniBreeze arrived in Inglund where he met my twitter pal @Kolo_Martin at Baboon HQ. There are so many baboons there! Kolo is going to show MiniBreeze around and he even get to meet dat sweet bear @HenryandFriends in da fur!!

#MiniBreeze meets @Kolo_Martin
and gets a hug!!

Photo credits:
Kolo Martin
Kolo's World

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

OMC is @Boriskitty's #SciFiPawty

OMC, Dis my Alien costume. It skeer even me!

@BorisKitty's 6th Annual #SciFiPawty!
March 28, 2015
11 AM - 11 PM

Meet me on twitter hashtag #SciFiPawty. I DJs at 3 PM.

Read about it on da SciFiPawty bloggy.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Tool For Picking Bloggy Colors

Paletton - The color Scheme Designer

Purrr found a new image tool. Paletton is a color picker to help make pleasing color schemes for bloggies, knitting and kitteh toys.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Winner of Auction is @Georgetheduck #ncmm #theaviators @sweetmooTM @lucky_GSD @Shaynacat

Purrr Sweet Moo and the Troublemakers begins dey "1 Step Ahead of the Law" tour soon. I ran a poll on which of the lovely ladies will be the first to be arrested.

Would it be Lucky, Keyboardist and "Fixer"?
Skye, Guitarist?
Shayna Manager?
Moo, Vocals and Pyrotechnics?
Roxy, Guitar and Tank?
Or Sadie, Percussionist?

Da suspense was killing me!!!

@Georgetheduck won the auction for my vote. He chose Sweet Moo, and I place da vote. It just like in politics efurrywhere.

And da troublest Troublemaker of dem all is.... drumroll PLZ...

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Auction #VoteForSale @ShaynaCat @Lucky_GSD #nipclub

Purrr I hope you voted in da poll on my posty called Sweet Moo and the Troublemakers.

Will it be #VoteShayna, #VoteLucky, or #VoteSomeoneElseAltogether?

Well, I not voted yet. I auctioning my vote to da highest bidder!

Bid in da comments.

Winner donates to #nipclub charity and I votes how dey tells me. Isn't dat how it werk in government and business?

Bidding over, winner is @Georgetheduck and he chose Sweet Moo herself!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Sweet Moo and the Troublemakers

My gal pals Lucky, Skye, Shayna, Moo, Roxy and Sadie started a band called Sweet Moo and the Troublemakers, @SweetMooTM.

Dey sure do like to pawty! I takin a poll. Who do you think will wind up in the klink before the Sweet Moo and the Troublemakers 1 step ahead of the law tour is done?

Voting over, Miss Moo going to jail first!!

P.S. I sent in an audition in case they need a replacement singer.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

A Tool for DOGgerel Poets

Purrr I been using Rhyme Zone to write poetry.

"My lady cat is orange
and I love her like... uh..."

RhymeZone: Words and phrases that rhyme with orange: (0 results)

Pffft. I gets grey ladycat instead.

RhymeZone: Words and phrases that rhyme with grey: (758 results

More tools for bloggers on my webby tools page.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Thx for Holiday Cards!!!

Thx to all my sweet furiends for da Holiday cards!!!

Each card made me so happy. You da bestest!!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Make Your Own #AnipalEmoBand CD Art

Start Your Own #AnipalEmoBand. Use random stuff from teh internets to name your emo band, name your first album and pick the cover art.

Translation: album = music CD.

Dis how to do it:

  1. Get a random article from Wikipedia. The name of the first random article is the name of your emo band.
  2. Then go to Random Quotations. The last four or five words of the very last quote of the page is the title of your first emo band's album.
  3. Then, go to Flickr and Explore the Last Seven Days. The third picture, no matter what it is, is your first emo album cover. Download it to your computer.
  4. Upload the flickr photo to the I Can Haz Cheezburger Builder, write the emo band name and album title on your photo.
  5. Leave the link as a comment on this post.

Dat it!

Want to get fancy?
Instead of using cheezburger,
  • Optionally, go to Random Font and generate album cover text using the first random font.
  • Using your favorite image editor, make the picture into an album cover and upload it to a photo sharing site like MobyPicture.
  • Post a link on this thread. Mobypicture gives you code to share on other websites.

Here's mine:
  1. Ponce_de_Le%C3%B3n
  2. Honesty pays, but it doesn't seem to pay enough to suit some people.
    Kin Hubbard
    (1868 - 1930)

  3. Photo by Jesús Roberto Duarte
    Kiosco Morisco, Alameda Central ca1904-1910.

  4. Posted using

Purrrrrrrr Can't wait to see yours!

Friday, January 9, 2015

Effective Crossposting

Foster Reena, 2011
Reena awaiting adoption, 2011.

"Crossposting these days does little more than create absolute hysteria surrounding shelter animals. It feeds off the over-emotional users who aren’t checking the facts before posting, and frankly it’s making our lives (rescuers and shelter workers) more difficult. Panic does not solve problems, coordination and action does."
-- DOG HAIR & BOURBON: The Love/Hate Relationship of Social Media and Rescue

You know the folks who RT death row animals but never tweet a follow up. You know the folks whose panicked replies to rescues' posts make it hard to pick out the pets' status and the important contact information. You know the folks who retweet retweeted photos with no contact info. Maybe you have tried to track down the original post but in the end can't find who to contact to save a local kitteh.

Be an effective crossposter. Link to the original source. Follow up by quoting your original tweet with a note that pet was saved or destroyed. Delete your previous tweet so it isn't RTed for weeks and weeks after the pet has been saved or destroyed.

And PLEASE, if you are tweeting pets in rapid succession, stop and take a breath. You're upset by the carnage but have you become frantic? Are you crying? Stop. You are hurting yourself, you are hurting caring friends, and you are helping little if at all.

Try doing something. That will help more than #cheaphashtagactivism.
  • Foster. RTs alone can't save pets. There has to be a homey place to house them, NOT a warehouse full of cages.
  • Adopt, especially an older cat, a disabled cat or a black cat as they are less likely to be adopted. Again, RTs alone can't save pets. No-kill shelters have to adopt out pets to make room for new rescues.
  • Volunteer at a local shelter. Answer phones, file papers, socialize the animals, clean cages, whatever you are able to do.
  • Donate. Each time you crosspost, share or RT, donate a dollar to the shelter mentioned in the post. This may help the shelter pull a death row animal. Simply crossposting, sharing or RTing can't do that.
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