Friday, February 18, 2011

Friday's Ratings

Today we are going to participate in the 2010 Annual Purr-Fur-Mance Review sponsored by Zoolatry.

  • Quantity of Output: Two Paws for the Momster. We would love to be doing a daily post, but things don't always work that way since we need the assistance of our typist human. She claims her life is too busy and ours isn't always that interesting. We don't agree with that at all, but we won't complain too much so she doesn't shut us down completely.

  • Quality of Output: We really are not terribly fond of the flashy beast, but we have to give the operator another Two Paws since she gets lots of compliments from our readers on our photos. AND we know that a lot of the stylishness on our blog is due to the wonderful art work created for us by that lovely lady Ann of Zoolatry. (Thanks so much.) We hope one day to be able to do that photoshop stuff too.

  • Client Pawticipation: We do have our email posted on our blog and we do receive lots of great messages. So this category rates a Four Paws. Any time you want to drop us a line, please do, we love to hear from you.

  • Pawticipation Part II: We fail miserably in this category, definitely a Two Swat score. We try very hard to participate in the world events and we have attended several parties. But the Momster isn't very good at entering us in contests. She has her reasons that we don't understand. But we must say that we truly enjoy visiting all of you who sponsor contests. Maybe she will change her mind after she sees our rating of her.

  • Client Satisfaction: We think our readers like what they see, at least that's what the comments seem to say. If you have any thoughts on this, please be sure to rate us in your comment today.

  • Overall Rating: Probably a Two Star. We want to try to post more regularly and to have more interesting adventures to share, but we are at the mercy of the Momster. Please, Mom, help us out here.

Another beautiful day here in OP. Temps near 60 degrees F and beautiful sunshine. Just no snow(: Phantom did participate in our review, but he is not in the mood for photos today. He has been "off" as Mom says all week. He isn't eating again and he is pretty mopey. There are t-storms possibilities for tomorrow, but could he really sense them 5 or 6 days ahead of their arrival?

Have a great weekend.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara


pam said...

From the looks on Ciara's face she disagrees with this review. The only thing missing is hers blowing raspberries :)

Feel betters soonerest Phantom!

Bobo and Meja

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Aw, poor Phantom! It's no fun to feel "off."

We're glad your mom didn't flunk. Your blog always looks so nice and your posts are always interesting.

We don't get to post every day too. Jan says the same about us. But she uses the word "boring" in relation to our lives. Boring? Us?

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Mom we think you are doing a great job. We love reading all your posts and we loved watching little Ciara grow into a full grown Pest like someone we will not mention (Callie-girl-super-pest)
thanks for sharing your lives with us..
We sure hope Mr. Phantom gets to feeling better real soon..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Sue said...

Bentley used to sense thunderstorms days ahead. He was so accurate that we had several friends who would call and ask if Bentley thought a storm was coming, before scheduling trips to the beach. If Bentley was anxious and pacing, they would stay home. If Boo was relaxed, they'd go. I don't remember him ever being wrong.

Years later I read that the fishermen depended on the PWDs to predict storms at sea. Who knows?

Ms. ~K said...

Phantom, too? All three of my pups have been "off" this week, Zack and Sas even vomited...
Keep us posted...
Hugs and belly rubs,

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan and Bibi-Chan said...

We LOVE your blog and think your adventures are all fabulous! And we think your photos are great too! We would definitely give your Mom more stars!!!

Woofs and Purrs,
Tommy and The Chans

K9 + Grace said...

YOu two look great!

Benny and Lily said...

Your momma deserves some paws up despite that flashy beast.
Benny & Lily

Cyber-sibes said...

We'll trust your judgement on this one.
But our mom thinks your mom does a 4-star job blogging fur woo. Pfttttt, what do humans know? These moms stick together, don't they?

jack & moo

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

OP Pack, your mom deserves 4 paws all the way around.

Did she really tell you you don't have interesting adventures every day? There is a way to remedy that!

I hope Phantom feels better, already!

Happy, Waggin' Tails, FUREVER!
Stumpy and me

BeadedTail said...

We think your Momstar does a great job with your blog and we do love all your photos! We're sending Phantom purrs and crossing our paws that he feels better soon!

Ginger Jasper said...

I think your mum should have top marks and I love what I see.I hope Phantom feels better and send huge rumbly purrs his way.. Hugs GJ xx

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Everyday we rush to see what you have posted on your blog and on the days there is nothing new we enjoy rereading (with all the comments) what was last! Keep up the top-notch is about quality, not quantity!

Hoping Phantom has a better weekend. Everyone, enjoy the Spring weather.

Mrs. JP said...

Please give Phantom a hug for us..sorry he's having an "off" week.
We give a resounding FOUR PAWS on your blog.
Have a great weekend.

3 doxies said...

Well NOT dat I my voice has any leverage in da review or anything...I thinks da mumster deserves a 4 paws fur everything! Photos are always fab, her is purty dang busy watchin' da 2 leggers, and no matters what you do or don't do , I find it entertaining.

Poor Phantom, I hope he eats...if not, can I haves his left overs? Purty please?


Maggie Mae said...

Your mom is a ROCK STAR!! Mom and me always luvs comin' here fur a visit! :) Puppy prayers is on da way to Phantom, we sure hopes him feels better soon.

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

♥I am Holly♥ said...

We are sorry that Phantom is not feeling good and send prayers to him to feel better. Your blog is a top notch one and if 4 is the highest...that is what you are getting from us. We didn't participate in it because I know Holly would give me a bad score. Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

rottrover said...

Ciara and TD, we think woo are way too hard on your Momster. She posts almost daily, every blog our Mom visits, she sees that your Momster has already been there and left a very kind, thoughtful or supportive comment. We think your blog is beautiful. Besides, you guys have been extremely kind and encouraging to us. Give her a break! She deserves 4-paws from each of you. We're sure if Phantom felt better he'd have convinced you of that!!

-Gizmo, Bart and Ruby

PeeS: we enjoy all of the pictures of woo, though our absolute favorite was the one of The Princess hogging the A?C duct last summer :-)

Amber DaWeenie said...

Personally....I tink your bloggy rocks! I luvs it!

Phantom...better eat someting or da odder two will.

Have a nice weekend!

Huffle Mawson said...

I think that's a pretty fair assessment of your mum's abilities. She did better than mine in her review!

scotsmad said...

Good assessment. We LOVE the photos of you guys....always beautiful....or handsome...depending on the subject.

XXXOOO daisy, Kendra & Bella

The Thundering Herd said...

Ciara - that is quite the scowl you have going there.

Rudy - The dog with a blog said...

We love your blog!
Seems as a lot of other bloggers are doing this "review" - wonder if I should join in!?
I hope Phantom is feeling better!

Rudy's Raiser

the_Dogfather said...

Well, we think the OP did a wonderful job and we give 5stars for client satisfaction! Definately a promotion and pay rise!

Tanuki Maxx said...

Hope Phantom gets back into action mode!
Ah..the portrait of beauty and the bold!
Have a great weekend!


Tweedles -- that's me said...

Dear Phantom
I hope you feel better soon.

Now OP PACK , this is for YOU.
I give you and your mom a 4 STAR RATING.
First of all the photos are brilliantly gorgeous.
The stories are heart felt, that we can all relate to.
The quality is ourstanding.
We love your blog and we are sooooo

Mr. Pip said...

Oh Phantom, please eat! We are so much alike - I just wish I could give you my appetite. I will eat anything and everything. Please listen to your good friend Pip, eating is SO MUCH FUN!

Your pal, Pip

Shawnee the Shepherd said...

Now furrends, let's not be so hard on your mom. She is, after all, just a hooman and we can't eggspect her to be SuperDog or something. They do try their bestest to be good hoomans. But we love coming to visit with you and love with you come visit us.

Lorenza said...

Your mom has the best qualifications!
I really love your blog and your posts and to see your pictures!
My mom has been lazy. No blogging everyday, no contests, no posting about my awards, no... well.. you get the idea!
I hope Phantom is doing well. Maybe he is letting you know about a storm coming to your place! I hope is that!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

Stella said...

I think you deserve four stars too!

Furthermost, I can tell you for sure we feel storms coming long before you do. We can smell them in the air, and feel electrical currents and it makes us nervous. Just listen and watch your storm scared dog and you will learn soon enough whats up!


Lola and also Franklin, too said...

Oh, I think more than two stars are called for here. Your blog is always a pleasure and you make it a point to visit friends regularly and leave lovely comments. Together with your triple threat good looks, I think that's more than enough for quite high marks.

Holly and Khady said...

We sure think your mom is doing a great job! I think our mom is in the swats category. She is definitely a major slacker even though she complains it cuz she is busy. Whatever!

And, we LOVE your photo's!

We are sending lots of vibes and prayers for Phantom. We sure hope he feels better soon!

Holly & Khady

Maggie and Mitch said...

We think your mom is doing a great job. We sure do love visiting your blog!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I see FOUR stars - with special MiniStars from time to time!

PeeEssWoo: At least woo got to review your Momster's purrrrFURmance - mine khlaimed she was toooooooo busy - this green paper gig of hers is SO intrusive on MY fun!

The Thuglets said...

Sorry to hear Phantom is not feeling to clever, he now he is feeling better.

We think your mom does a great jobbie with you blog, we love reading it and seeing your gorgeous piccies. We would like to blog more than we do but there just aren't enough hours in the day sometimes!

Have a great weekend .

Big Nose Pokes
The Thugleysx

Anonymous said...

sounds like overall your mom is doing pretty good handling your blog for you. Sorry to hear Phantom isn't feeling well and hope he perks up soon. We had 60 degree temps Thursday and Friday but are headed for another snow and freezing rain storm tomorrow. Rosie isn't too happy, being a heat lover as she is and was longing for the return of summer. Have a good weekend pups.
Rosie, Gidget and Lola

Pippa said...

We give you five paws for every category :)

Because you are a five paw blog.

So love that sofa pic from a few posts back. And paws crossed for Phantom to feel better.

Pippa xx

PS That little puppydog Ciara has even more loose fur than me!!

Pepsi the Lazy Bum said...

BOL, you are a tough crowd to please, OP Pack! I say all the hoomans deserve a 4 paws, because we get to live in our comfy homes, and they give us all the love! :)


Alien said...

I would rate this blog a 10!


the booker man said...

me and asa and mama love your bloggie!
it is hard to get the hoomans to cooperate sometimes, isn't it? i think my mama would get the two swats for not helpin' me blog lately. heehee.
we are havin' totally awesome weather at my house, too! low 70's and lots of sunshinies for the win! :)
pretty please feel better, mr. phantom. it's no funsies feelin' off. :(

the booker man

Cheyenne -Millie said...

We love your blog! We give your mom and you 5 paws!

Of course I have the same problem... getting my mom to post! My mom will only post 1 or 2 times a week. Then she says she is busy.

Phantom... we hope that you feel better. We will be thinking and purring for you.

KB said...

We have 8 paws in our house, and you get all of them in our rating. Your kindness and generosity shine through in your blog, and that makes many of us love you!

Plus, you three beautiful pups help too!

I'm thinking of Phantom, hoping that he feels better soon.

jgaffneycards said...

hey guys, i just linked you in my latest blog post if you want to check it out,

Jenny :)

ForPetsSake said...

I have to agree with Pam above...Ciara does NOT look impressed. I love your blog - I look forward to it whenever I log in and if you posted more, I'd love that too! I understand how hard it is to post each day, as I only post weekly :( but for my selfish sake, I love seeing the OP Pack's posts!
I hope Phantom is better soon. It's no good to feel funky, T-storms or not!

Sagira said...

What a great review.

I hope that Phantom picks up next week and is more "on" :)

Mack said...

On a scale from 1 to 10, we give your blog a 25!
The weather is actually pleasant here for a change!
Happy Sunday,

tula said...

Woo guys are tough evaluators.. your OP bloggie is totally cool! and always is nice & white & furry:)

Phantom, plz eat! we need to see your handsome faceballs on the bloggie too!!


Sierra Rose said...

We'd like to give you FOUR PAWS!!
For always being there and checking in with everyone!! You all area fantastic!!

Sweet hugs,
Sierra Rose

FiveSibesMom said...

Oh definitely "4 Paws Up" for client satisfaction. We love your pics & blog!

Sorry Phantom still isn't feel too good. Our Harley & Wolf have been a bit off too this week. Ear infections, high winds, and full moon I'm thinking. Both have been skipping several meals this week and that includes ones with their favorite mix-ins of salmon and sweet potatoes. Gib had some tummy troubles again too, but that didn't stop him from eating. Sending Husky hugs Phantom's way for a speedy get-back-to-his-old-selfness.

Ciara and Thunder look gorgeous...and way too clean for this time of year. How do you do it???

Deborah said...

I love your blog and you would get a whooping 11 stars out of 10!

Aksharaa said...

We think you guys are just being too humble. THIS purrfurmance can't be just a 2 star thingie. Your posts are always so lovely. Not to talk of all those gorgeous pictures.
Maybe you should re-write this examination!!!

Phantom, hope you are settling down and are not letting those stormy tidings bother u much.
wags, Bud, Gin n Shadow

sprinkles said...

I think your blog is great!

And I don't post much about my chi's because their life really isn't all that exciting. I once had someone say they wished I posted once a day but I really have nothing to talk about most days. Guess I'll have to do something about that.

Hope Phantom gets back to feeling like his old self again very soon.

road-dog-tales said...

We think you have a fabulous blog and fabulous pics! Hey, we don't know photoshop either and we don't even know about Zoolatry although we see it on other's blogs. Think we'll have to go see what they're about.

The Road Dogs