Friday, March 26, 2010

Lovely Book from a Lovely Friend

Lady Bonessa lives in beautiful Ireland. Her dad is a photographer and has made several books from his photos. Lady Bonessa sweetly shared this book Wicklow with me and my family.

Here is my kitty checking out the book:

Wicklow is full of lovely landscapes and scenes and fun animals. Here I am studying the horse:

Lady Bonessa's dad has published two books about Co Wicklow and Connemara and is just finishing up one on West Cork. He is a very talented photographer. I'm so happy that she shared this wonderful book with me and my family!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

I've Been Evicted By Facebook

Poo on Facebook!

When the Facebook team finds anipals on their site, they delete our accounts. I emailed FB ( to ask what happened:

"Hi, My account was disabled. I don’t know why. I don’t do anything improper on FB. Please tell me how to get my account fixed. Thank you, Sydney"

No one has bothered to reply to me.

It seems that FB is very inconsistent with their treatment of accounts and their enforcement of rules. There are MANY businesses with profiles, yet, some business profiles get disabled because FB has a rule against Business Profiles. There are MANY children and animals on FB, yet some children and animals get disabled because FB has a rule that participants must be of a certain age.

I totally agree with protecting children. But the businesses and animals that are arbitrarily deleted while others are ignored seems very unfair.

Rules are rules. If you're going to choose to enforce them, do it. If you're going to ignore some profiles and delete others, that isn't fair at all.

Evidently, this is the rule they are using to disable my account - because I'm a dog (or because they think that a human is impersonating an entity):
Facebook does not allow users to register with fake names, to impersonate any person or entity, or to falsely state or otherwise misrepresent themselves or their affiliations.

In my defense, I gave my real name, declared myself as a rottweiler, and posted a real pic of me. I do not see in the rules that the user must be a human.

This guy lost his FB account too: I like what he had to say so I'm sharing a link to his blog about it here.

My good friend Mr Breeze lost his FB account too. You can read his blog here.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

I won PRIZES!!!

OMD!!! I won prizes from @boriskitty and @dogtoyscom!!!! They're wonderful.

*rummages in box*
Oooh, a Wee Doggies Drying Towel - PINK!
A super neat Three In One Grooming Glove - PINK!
A Wee Doggies Wash Mitt - PINK!
A Mud Magnet Paw Cleaner - PINK! (I'm guessing that will be kept by the back door on a little hook)
Thank you so much Boris Kitty and!!!! I love my prizes!

Dangers of Home Repair - Stairs!!

- Here is a picture of me supervising the stair project.

Ok, I don't want my friends to start thinking I'm a klutz or uncoordinated, or worse, but I have to share another story about household dangers to pets.

One day, a bunch of noisy houseguests arrived. They stayed all day but they left at night. They showed up again the next day too. I didn't know why they were here but they sure made a mess of the house. I was quite nervious that mom would blame the mess on me but she seemed to be totally ok with it.

When I went up the stairs Monday afternoon, the carpet was gone. When I tried to come down the stairs, I didn't realize the carpet had been important to me and to my ability to have good traction on the stairs. I took one step, slipped on the exposed wooden stair, and fell all the way down. Ouch!

Mom called the vet who gave me doggy meds for pain and swelling (NEVER EVER people meds, only doggy meds). Now I am very careful of the stairs until the workman finish them.

I learned two things. 1) when the stair runner was removed, the stairs become smaller, with less place to put my paw. 2) Shiny wood stairs are VERY slippery.

So, if your house is getting worked on, stay off the stairs. It's a long way to the bottom!!