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Blogging for Pets

Posted by firstman2006 on August 31, 2006

I am awake ant 3am, probably due to the Tarimasu I had earlier.

Anyway, I was thinking about my previous Kitten post and the idea of helping the pets that have been displaced by Katrina.

Then my thoughts rolled around to the upcoming holiday, Labor day and my favorite tv event the Jerry Lewis Telethon. My friend Eric who was a poster child for Eastern Pa when he was in elementry school. We were very involved with it. We cruised around the neighborhood raising money and attended many different events.

So now I am thinking telethon, blog, hmmm blogathon, well I get up to see if it is taken and it is .Oh well, it was an idea whos time had come earlier to someone else. But perhaps I can still use this to help the pets out. Hmmm I wonder how else I can help. I could create a blog about displaced pets, and get paid advertising to include google add and text link adds and banner adds, and give all the proceeds to an animals organization.

Will have to think about this and blog some other people to get the master mind influence woring on it.

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Ditty Mao the Hyperactive Kitten

Posted by firstman2006 on August 30, 2006


Lizzie and I took Ditty to the Vet last night for his third appointment. I was joking with vet that Lizzies investment is going up, so the asking price for Ditty on Ebay was going up also.  On the way out of the vets, I noticed a brochure for, which sells not only pet tags, but pet collars and leashes.  Pretty cool company, in that it has a pet id tag program that is nation wide. Plus I really like the Looney Tunes pet tags they sell.  Since I have been hearing so much about all the pets that have been displaced from Katrina, I have been looking at Pet Id programs.  I have also been thinking of ways that I could help the lost animals. Hmm have to keep thinking. 

Anyway,  Ditty is an outgoing kitten, so much so that Herman the outdoor cat does not want to come inside. As soon as Herman comes in for food, he is attacked by Ditty, who immediately rolls on the ground infront of Herman. Herman could hurt him easily, but he is a good cat and does not, although Ditty is very insistent, and continues to provoke. The kitten will get a paw full yet.  He does seem to be settling down a little bit though. The other night he was actually in bed with us and did not attack my hands when ever I moved. Usually he lasts about 15 minutes in the bedroom before he gets thrown out into the hall. Well for Herman’s sake, I hope Ditty settles down prior to the winter.

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VOIP and Calling Cards

Posted by firstman2006 on August 29, 2006

I was just reading Tom Keatings VOIP blog were the he poses the question  “VoIP spells doom for calling card business?”  In my post “Phone Calls While Traveling” I state that I believe that calling cards are a great item to have in case of an emergency or to use while traveling to avoid roaming charges. Mr. Keating gives his readers some great information about using calling cards for VOIP calling. This is area that many of the calling card companies, Cloncom included, will be venturing.  I am pretty unfamiliar with VOIP at the present although Lizzie does have Vonage. I must admit I did experiment with using IM to talk to people while using a microphone and headset, but was turned off by the echo. It has come a long way since then. There have been times, such as in ski lodges, which have wireless connections but no cell phone signal that I would be temped to use VOIP to make phone calls. I do make a prediction, that in addition to using Lizzies Vonage, I will use VOIP while traveling, and may even purchase pc to phone calling cards from

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