Tuesday News Day


Cats on the Job Winner

We are delighted to announce the winner of our most recent giveaway for a copy of Cats on the Job by Lisa Rogak. The winner is: Lorraine and her kitty, Frankie. Lorraine’s blog is: lorraine’s resources and rewards. This really is a wonderful book. We highly recommend everyone purchase it. Cats on the Job would make an excellent gift for yourself or a friend.

How Astrid Did Her Sunday Selfie

olympus-air 2-001 this and thatSeveral of you commented on our Sunday Selfies post that you’d like to have the gadget Astrid used to take her selfie photo. What she referred to as a lens is actually a mini camera. The Olympus Air AO1 is operated through Wi-Fi from a smartphone to which the camera can be clipped. It is not necessary, however, to clip it to the phone to use it. It was not attached when Astrid took her photo.

These are it’s attributes:

  • Equipped with a Micro Four Thirds lens mount for a large selection of available lens options (Dad Tom can use any of his Olympus Micro Four Thirds lenses that he uses on his full-size Olympus camera.)
  • Up to 1/16,000 second shutter speed at 10 frames per second
  • SLR image quality
  • Instant Connection and image sharing via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connection
  • Comprehensive OA Central app with six different shooting applications
  • Integration with Amazon Cloud Drive makes it easy to upload your photos to the cloud and access them anywhere

The photo shows the Olympus Air with the smartphone attachment device and no lens. It’s about two inches in length. Dad Tom purchased it from Amazon. We must warn you that it is not an inexpensive gadget.

Nellie Has Returned

We are super excited. Our friend, Nellie, has returned to blogging. If you were a fan of The Cat From Hell blog, and have been missing its cheeky spokescat, Nellie, you now can find her at Living on the EDGE. Her mum doesn’t know she’s started a new blog so only share this with those you can trust not to rat on her. We wish Nellie much success with this new endeavor.

Our E-mail Subscriptions to Your Blogs

Since we began our blog, we have used e-mail subscriptions to the blogs we follow as our way of visiting. We mentioned in a previous post, that most of the notifications from your blogs have disappeared from our e-mail. We don’t know why and have not found a way to fix the problem. (IF ANYONE USES WORDPRESS, HAS EXPERIENCED THIS PROBLEM AND HAS A SOLUTION, PLEASE, PLEASE LET US KNOW.) We have tried resubscribing to several blogs and get a message stating we are already subscribed. Our next step will be to unsubscribe and then resubscribe. We are telling you this so that if you see an unsubscribe notice from us, you won’t think you have done anything wrong or that we don’t like you anymore. We know that when we get an unsubscribe notice, we get our feelings hurt. Paws crossed we can get this fixed.

So that’s our this and that for today, EXCEPT we wanted to tell you that we have visited the blogs of all those who entered this week’s Sunday Selfies blog hop. Purrticipation this week was a bit less than usual, but we are ecstatic that our mom got us to all your blogs! And so early in the week. Maybe we are finally getting her trained. On the other paw…not a chance. The stars must have aligned purrfectly or another strange cosmic phenomenon was involved.

We did notice that some of you who did Sunday Selfies posts did not link up to the blog hop. The hop will remain open for a few more days, so we hope you’ll join us.

Purrs and paw-pats, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo