Saturday, October 27, 2012

Purrrrfect storm

We are purrayin' fur the back East folks.  We have good news, though.  Poppy got a really nice part-time job with the City working with good people.  He is still looking for full-time with benefits work.  I'm assumin' he means a job where he gets Appetizers, like mine.  Hey, Poppy, you should get into house security, like me!  Or do what mom does and eat macaroons all day. Hey, mom, what DO you do anyway?

Patty:  Well, mostly just eat macaroons as everyone knows.  Specifically, the ones with the chocolate on the bottom.  Although lately I've been freaking out about what to write in my bio for a high school reunion.  I barely remember high school, but overall I know I did not enjoy it.  The people I liked, I never forgot and have great memories of THEM, but not of the school.  Besides, I don't live there, never did (they didn't have enough smart kids there so they had to bus me in from another town), nor do I intend to return in the near future.  I thought "A Bio shouldn't be the same as a resume, where you just list your employers and the titles they gave you."  You know I have these delusions about being an artist forced to live in a wage slave's life, so I decided to write about myself more and less about who has paid me over the years.  It worked out good and made me happy.  Except when I think about SCRAPING. 

So, bloggers, have you experienced scraping yet?  This is where something grabs your content and photos and pastes it on another url that has been monetized.  Wikipedia has an interesting description, so check it out.  I found out about scraping from a blogger to whom I subscribe ("Quilt Obsession" featuring Baxter, a very handsome kitteh whose poppa draws a daily cartoon of Baxter's many [fictional] adventures).  I checked it out and found that PattySkypants & Bhu does exist on another url.  Now, what to do about it?  Why would anyone do such a thing, you ask?  I am thinking it's because if you copy and paste enough blogs, you're going to get enough random hits that it will pay off.  To me, it's kind of like taking the cushions off the sofa and finding coins.  One sofa might not be too profitable, but if you went through thousands or millions of them, you'd make a bundle.  Am I wrong?

There was something else I wanted to talk about, too, but now I forgot.  
Please take care and be good.  xxoo 

Wednesday, October 17, 2012


Patty:  Can you believe this baby kitteh is now a "mature adult?"  Okay, SENIOR CATIZEN!  I don't even know how many human years is the equivalent of 15 kitteh years, but it must be a lot because Bhu prefers napping to partying.   Part of Bhu's celebration is giving to other kittehs.  Here is a photo of a nap mat I made for Morris, a working country cat.  Morris works hard all night long doing barn security.  It's a rough job and during the day he deserves a special place for napping. 

And here is the handsome Morris himself lounging comfortably on his new nap mat! 

I'm thinking now that he might have needed an extra large, but it sure looks like he is successful at his job!  He's well-fed anyway!  Thanks to Morris's mom, Sally, for sending this photo and for sharing so much of her garden's bounty with us this season!