Howdy everyone! Thanks for all the purrs and well wishes, I am still having my share of problems and I’m sure hoping to kick this thing out of here soon. I am overwhelmed with the love and support you’ve sent my way. Thank you all so very much.
This post was actually scheduled before I started feeling poorly…
Today I want to do something that I don’t do too often, no matter what my Sister tell you. Today I want to vent, and it’s a mixed vent, a little about techy stuff and a little about rudeness.
First the techy stuff. I am a mobile kind of kitty and as such I am almost always on my iPad. Actually I have two iPads, an iPad 3rd Generation and an iPad Mini. We post our blogs from our iPads, we read blogs on our iPad and we comment on blogs from our iPad, at least we used to do all of those.
Then, along came iOS7, a brand new update from Apple. Now I know in saying this that lots and lots of you have not had any difficulty at all. But seriously, our productivity on the iPad has come almost to a screeching hault. When you try to keep up with 420+ blogs you really need to be productive. Couple that with Google Reader shutting down a while back and we’ve got a mess on our paws. We started using Feedly as our reader and we got used to it and were doing just fine. Thanks to that iOS7 thing, we are getting nowhere fast. Feedly uses it’s own browser and we can read your blogs just fine, most of the time, but it is not unusual to have to reload the blogs 3 or 4 times before the comment box shows up. Then, when we go to type our comment, the keyboard disappears and the typing stops. We may have to touch in the comment area 6 or 7 times before we can actually finish our comment. It takes us a long, long time to read and comment on your blogs these days, but we are trying our best. Some blogs we can’t get to load at all and we end up emailing ourselves the link so we can comment when we turn the Macbook on. Sometimes we just copy the link to your blog and then open a browser and paste the link in the browser. It still takes forever, maybe 2 to 3 minutes for the page to load and we still have the problem trying to type the comments. Then, when we actually get to submit a comment sometimes we are then presented with a pretty white blank page. These problems happen for us no matter which iPad we’re using. It takes us almost 10 minutes to get though with one blog. We don’t have these issues using Feedly on the Macbook, but it just isn’t mobile enough for us. So, that’s my vent on the techy side. Hopefully things will straighten out after a while. If you’re seeing less comments from us, that would be why.
Then, my second vent is about rudeness, a trait that some humans seem to be proud to display. I was totally appalled with the way a very popular online pet food company treated our dear friends from Manx Mnews. The humans at that online pet food company were just plain rude and there is no excuse for that kind of behavior. They did not like the review that was done. We were buying things from that online company and were just about to start buying everything from them. With seven of us, that’s a lot of stuff. We even had an Auto Ship order already in place. We don’t like companies that treat our friends badly. Blogging is supposed to be fun. We’ve canceled our Auto Ship Order and started buying from another online pet food company, and we told them why, not that they care, but we told them anyways.
So, today I’m thankful for the opportunity to vent among friends. Thank you so much for listening!!!. Remember, adopt cats, we deserve it!!!!! More Forever Homes More Often! Purrrrr! Zip! Later!