Friday, February 22, 2013

10 Friday Fragments (pets, zoo, news, books, tips, computer)

Friday Fragments is hosted my Half-Past Kissin' Time for bloggers to post a list of short things on their minds that aren't really enough for a whole post. Here we go:

Please Vote For Manny Boy and Me

It's time to vote in the Valentine's Day Contest on Facebook for our entry. It is a cropped picture of Manny laying on my legs while I pet his head while watching TV. He absolutely loves this and the idea of the contest is to choose a picture that shows our love for our cat.  Voting goes through Feb. 28.  (The winner gets a $100 PetSmart gift card!)


  Scratch Reflex

Oh yeah!
I read in "Have A Good Day, Feb. 2013" that if you scratch a special spot on a dog's belly or flank, that it sends his leg kicking like crazy. That response is called the "scratch reflex" which is similar to when someone hits that special spot on our knee that automatically sends our leg kicking.

Zoo Addition

In 2014, the Cleveland Metropark Zoo will be getting a wildlife carousel with 64 hand-carved wooden animals on it.


Don't get Anti-Skid Ice Melt. Read our What They Don't Tell You post to find out why.


Don't worry, we are not committing suicide, but according to USA TODAY, there are 19,000 suicides in the USA every year! Gerard's book of the month, You Before Me by Jojo Moyes, deals with this issue. It's a fantastic read! Click on the link here to see his review.


According to USA TODAY, 44% said they are more productive at work if they go out to lunch. Gerard always eats lunch in; maybe he should go out?

Second Opinion

I never knew our immune system could actually attack our brains until reading Brain On Fire--My Month of Madness by Susan Cahala. Now I see why it's wise to get a second opinion when being diagnosed. This is a non-fiction medical thriller that's really scary! Click the link for our review--we both read this one!  We are giving this away to the first U.S. citizen who states they would like it in a comment on our review.



Over at The Modern Mom I learned that if you put a flat lumpy pillow into the dryer with a couple tennis balls and run it on low heat for 30 minutes, it will perk up.

Computer War

I've had some troubles this week with my Firefox browser. I updated it and chose a Boston Bruins persona which stayed about 3 days and then it was back to the generic gray. It took me awhile to find the selections again, but I went back to the solid yellow one. I just like something more cheerful than black on top and that I can easily read. I also had trouble with some of my pictures not loading in my header and in my Note Card Party Post. If I click on the black spot where the picture should be, it does come up in another viewer so I can see it. What's going on?


In my Note Card Party Post:  Wildlife in Winter (1), we got lots of good caption suggestions for the first one I didn't have one for. I think I like "Shouldn't I be hibernating right now?" best. Which do you like best for this bear pic for a note card?  Thanks for all the suggestions and comments!
  • Shouldn't I be hibernating right now?
  • Let's get together for lunch!
  • I can't bear to be without you!
  • Unbearable Day?
  • Nobody can fill your paws!
  • Something got you growling?
  • It's so cold out here, I can't bear it?
  • Thank you for visiting my cave!

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Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said...

Psssst....get rid of's awful. Switch to Google Chrome. Firefox is prone to viruses as is IE

Sandee said...

Sorry I can't vote for you as I deleted my Facebook account long ago. Twitter too. I have so much more time now.

You got a lot of great captions. I like mine and the last one best.

Have a terrific day and weekend. ☺

Rebecca Mecomber said...

Rats Im not the first commenter so i guess i don't get the book! It looks very interesting.

Hootin Anni said...

Personally, I like Firefox. But I've heard great things about Chrome. It's just that so much these days is Google, I think so many times it's taken over the 'net. LOL

Doreen said...

I use Firefox and have not had any issues until recently. I tried chrome for a bit last year and it did not go well. I use chrome on my pad and it seems okay there.
I did vote for you good luck!
My next book is about suicide too. The numbers are just stunning.
I love the bear note cards. I usually leave them blank so I can use them for any reason.
Have a beautiful weekend!

Traci Marie Wolf said...

So many wonderful things you learned. My favorite is the pillow trick. Also please post pictures of the carousel once it gets build. I'd love to see it.

BeadedTail said...

Lots of tidbits this week! The captions are great! Some people are so creative! Cute photo of you and Manny!

Lin said...

I haven't had problems (that I know of) with Firefox lately. I don't want to do Chrome because I'm sick of Google intruding into Every aspect of my life.

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