by Janet Blue on February 29, 2016

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


Pipo/Minko/MrJackFreckles March 2, 2016 at 12:18 am

Hmmm, we get your postings easily by way of email right now.

What we cannot do is get your blog on our ‘bloglovin’…we can only put each posting in there, but not the home. which then gives us a mini blog sort of so we know who posted anything and what its about.

We think meowmy s going to ask pawppy to put that on his gifts fur the wife list, MOL!

And thanks fur all the purrs and pawyers fur him, hes doing well.

Nellie March 1, 2016 at 10:11 pm

Gosh..Yous ratted mes out…how is mes going to flys under the radar?
Mommy will find out now…
Mes thinks that Camera is really cool…mes gots to gets mes one of those!

BeadedTail March 1, 2016 at 10:06 pm

Concats to the winner of the book! The camera thing-a-ma-bobber is pretty cool!
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Ellen Pilch March 1, 2016 at 8:25 pm

Congrats to the lucky winner! It is a great book. We are thrilled that Nellie is blogging again too.

The Island Cats March 1, 2016 at 6:26 pm

We don’t know why you’re having subscription issues. We hope you can figure them out. We’ve used the iPad app Cat Selfie to take selfies. They aren’t purrfect, and sometime the mom has to help us with them a little.
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Timmy Tomcat March 1, 2016 at 4:31 pm

We hope our info is getting to you but thanks fur the heads up about any unsubscribe.
Oh Meow we are so glad to be able to visit Nellie again! How wonderfur is that. Meow See you all at Scouts tomorrow!
Thanks so much for the support you all send for Buddy Budd. We love the big guy and it is really appreciated.
Timmy, Dad and Furs
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Flynn March 1, 2016 at 4:19 pm

That is a nifty little gadget! We get our subscriptions through Feedly which works okay most of the time.
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Sherri Ellen T-D March 1, 2016 at 3:28 pm

Wee iss glad Penelope iss back blogging an feelin good all so.
An conkatss to thee winners’ Lorraine an Franky!
Fankss fur linkin mee up on Sunday! An sorry you iss havin trubble Aunty Janet….wee all wayss get yur bloggiess an commintss so do not know what to suggest…..
***nose kissesss*** Siddhartha Henry xxxxxxxx
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Brian Frum March 1, 2016 at 2:07 pm

That is a darn cool gadget! Thanks fro reminding us about sweet Nellie, we had forgotten how to find her.
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The Swiss Cats March 1, 2016 at 1:35 pm

That’s a great gadget ! Our emails subscriptions go with MailChimp because we had the same issues with WordPress. Purrs
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Robin March 1, 2016 at 12:45 pm

That is a really cool little camera! Astrid is a lucky kitty to have such great way to take selfies. 🙂 I hope that you are able to straighten out your email subscription problem without any snags!
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Rachel March 1, 2016 at 12:22 pm

What a great gadget! Will have to look into this…
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Emma and Buster March 1, 2016 at 11:40 am

We are going to look into that gadget thing. Our human prefers to use the camera more than the phone to take our pictures.
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The Menagerie Mom March 1, 2016 at 10:16 am

I’m far from technologically savvy, but that mini camera looks like it would really come in handy. And we really can’t wait to see all of the selfies you’ve taken with it! Purrs!
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Hannah and Lucy March 1, 2016 at 9:52 am

We have got your blog on our computer now but early this morning is was just gobboldygoop – we hadn’t though about it coming from your end and just put it down to “one of those things”!!
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lorraine williamson March 1, 2016 at 8:11 am

thank you for the contest we can’t wait to get the book will check out the gadget after I figure out the new smart phone have a great week zen hugs and purrs
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Sammy March 1, 2016 at 6:22 am

That’s a cool little gadget for sure……My “gadget” is my Mom (haha) who insists on being in charge of my selfies photoshoots! Not sure why you would not be getting email notifications but hopefully Wordpress can answer that…..if you can wake up the support techs that is! (oops – did I say that out loud?!)……….HAPPY TUESDAY!

Love, Sammy
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Toby March 1, 2016 at 3:52 am

Unsubscribe from YOU???? NEVER!!!! I hope you figure this thing out!!
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Summer March 1, 2016 at 1:50 am

My human is fascinated with that gadget! I don’t know if she’s fascinated enough to get one for herself, though.

Our email subscriptions go through Feedburner – I don’t know if your issues include that platform or not.
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