Friday, February 18, 2011

The 2010 Annual "Purr-fur-mance" Review!!

Hi All! Cody here and ohhh this is sooo much fun! I have been waiting nearly all of my nine lives for this! A chance to review my Mama on her blog "purr-fur-mance" (or the lack thereof!)

Here is a copy of the criteria for this review that I received from our friends Maggy, Zoey and Ann at www.Zoolatry.blogspot.com


And now...the moment I have soooooooooo been waiting for, sit down Mom, take a load off and pay attention, here is my review of YOU!


Quantity of Output-when Mom first started this blog back in October of 2009 she  was lucky if she posted once a month. In April of 2010 Mom started to get her act together and did posts 3 days a week, then gradually they began to increase. In the Fall/Winter she has been averaging approx. 5 posts per week. National exposure? Fame? Hehehe that's funny...did you forget this is CODY here? Not Sparkle, not Daisy, not Brian, not Mr. Puddy  (the list  goes on and on but before I really make Mom mad for accidentally leaving out other kitties (and doggies) that she loves as well, I'll stop here).  I DO give her 4 Paws for great improvement though!
Pam at Pet Blogs United created this for us and we love it!




Quality of Output-Mom needs to pull out the digital camera and get with the program. Yeah some of her photos are cute but I can find better quality in my litterbox. Yep, I equated her photos to poop. Plain and simple...POOP! Videos? Practically non-existent unless she swipes 'em off of YouTube (damn, the copyright Police should be over here in a few!!) The two my Mom created were lame...she needs to practice. For photos and videos she gets a HUGE SWAT!!!



  •  Words? When I write the blogs they are great, when my Mom does? Not so much. Mom is extremely honest though and super caring. I think her topics offer a lot of variety, her book reviews are pretty darned good and her guest bloggers have been SUPERB!!! For this I think I give her FOUR PAWS UP!!



Client Pawticipation: yep! She gives all of her friends and (enemies) LOTS of ways to reach her! FOUR PAWS UP!!


Pawticipation Part II:  Mom tries to get involved as much as she has time for and she always tries to involve me as well! She and I have attended some great birthday pawties and other events.  She is super good about getting around to read lots and lots of the bloggies and is great about leaving comments. She is also one of the top Moms that shares other people's posts. I give her FOUR PAWS for  CARING!


Client Satisfaction: I know my Mom hopes everyone likes to come here when they visit. She welcomes suggestions, criticism (if it is said nicely, otherwise she will arch her back and hiss at ya. "Hell hath no fury like a Kitty Mama scorned", trust me...I know...I live with her!) She is honest and expects honesty in return, and she genuinely wants people to come to Cat Chat and be happy and comfortable while learning, laughing (and even sometimes crying),  and feel that it is a warm and caring place to be.


 If there are things she is not doing, or not doing well, or doing too much of, or not enough of, she sure wants to know. I can't rate Mom on that, our friends who visit us (who we deeply appreciate!)  will have to determine how many paws she gets for that one!


Well, that's my "Purr-fur-mance" Review Mom, and ya know what? Ya didn't do too bad after all! There is HUGE room for improvement but no matter what, I believe in my heart, from my whiskers to the tip of my tail that you LOVE kitties soooo much, you LOVE what you do, you give it everything ya got and you sure get FOUR PAWS in my book for effort! Don't let it go to your head though, I don't see any more cat toys or "noms" coming my way as a result of your "EFFORT!!"
This ISN'T Cody, hence the GREAT photo!




Psssst....now go learn your darned cameras would ya? All of the other pet bloggers run rings around ya!   Slacker.....





50 comments:

  1. Ooooh...Cody! You're are slave driver...a hard master to please. You should offer some incentives for improvements, OK? Aunty Caren, if Cody's been too hard on you, send yourself to me. I'll pamper you. Only a girl understands another. purrrr.....meow!

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  2. @Cat-In-Sydney "slave driver!!" MOL!! I like that title! Ok I will offer "incentives for improvements" Good idea! If my Mom improves I will ALLOW her to pet me allll she wants!! How's THAT for an incentive!? MOL! My Mom said she would LOVE to be sent to you and visit in beautiful Australia and sit and stuff her face on your delicious lamb (she NEVER forgets a post that has to do with FOOD!) That is soooooo true "that only a girl understands another" (((((hugs))))))

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  3. Of course she didn't do too bad Cody, Cat Chat is awesome! Caren, the fact that you love what you do really comes across in your posts, it's fantastic :)

    This post has reminded me of the fact that I need to get a better camera myself....I'm a media student, I need to get my act together haha.

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  4. With you as a model she can't miss taking gorgeous pics!

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  5. Cody you are so hard on your lovely Mum and her wonderful blog, but all cats are critics! I don't know whether I dare give mine those questions to answer...

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  6. Cody ! you are so smart !!! Yes , better give her a good reviews otherwise you might end up .... starving !

    xxx

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  7. I think your mommy is very talented and she loves you so much, she is doing a great work with your blog!
    purrs, and a great weekend sweet friends
    Luna

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  8. AWWWWW!! What a fabulous and fair assessment of your mum's pawformance, Cody!!!! She's a true star and a wonderful mum!! Take care
    x

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  9. I think Cody, you're being a bit unkind re the photos. She does her best, but you do jump around a lot you know :P

    Caren, you've come out of this pretty well on the whole, but "must try harder" seems to be the undertone here. You must aim for four paws AND a tail lashing.

    :>)

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  10. @Ruth thanks so much! It means a lot to me that people FEEL my love for cats and loving what I do! Oh good! You are a media student? You can pass on some good tips! (hint, hint!!) xoxo

    @Au and Target, yep I am an excellent model but trust me she has taken some really, really bad pics! lol xoxo

    @Barbara thanks about the kind words about my Mom. You are a photographer! C'mon, let it rip!!! xoxoxo

    @Mr Puddy you are sooo right! Do you believe I conned her into TWO breakfasts today? Yep TWO! Dad fed me once, mom got up a few minutes after that and I started my whining and pacing. She told Dad he didn't give me enough food and she fed me AGAIN! She totally fell for it! MOL! xoxoxo

    @Luna that was really nice of you! Thanks much I will be sure that she sees this, you have a great weekend too! xoxo

    @Old Kitty yep I think I was pretty darned easy on her if ya wanna know the truth! But yeah she is a wonderful Mum, "star?" I will get back to you on that one! Tell my buddy Charlie I said hi! xoxo

    @Carolyn ohhhh you just are siding with my Mom! lol. Hi Carolyn ohhhh yesss I must try MUCH HARDER!! xoxoxo

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  11. OMC! I am laughing my butt off over here about you likiening your poor Mums photos to POOP! Go easy on her Cody! You could help her out by striking some impressive poses?
    Videos take a long time to load onto youtube. I know!
    Anyway, Loves Caren, and Loves you. xxx

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  12. Cody, you're a tough cat to please. Marmie and I enjoy reading Cat Chat every day. We think you're very handsome and mom doesn't need a fancy camera in order to showcase your cat beauty.

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  13. Your mom did a fantastic job, Cody! Please don't be too harsh on her, I know you want the best out of hers but I can tell you that she does all the best right from the bottom of her heart all the time. I didn't know her for too long but I feel like I've known her for ages. Your mom is a sincere, honest, fun-filled, hard-working, intelligent lady and she's a fantastic writer. I always wish I could write and present my posts like her. Tell you a secret, I did try but I failed, LOL! By the way, the only thing I find your mom should improve a bit to the blog is I do hope to see more pictures of you and your family, let's say, your brother Dakota. Eva misses him.

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  14. @Alittlesprite I call 'em as I see 'em! MOL! I am always striking interesting poses! She just misses 'em! Thank you for loving us! We love YOU too! xoxo

    @Link yep I am tough to please! (Well, FOOD pleases me quite a bit!) My Mom and I are so happy you read us all the time cause you know my Mom just loves you! She thinks you are one of the most handsome kitties EVER! Yeah I am pretty handsome lol...xoxoxo

    @Priscilla my Mom said to THANK YOU! Yeah my Mom loves you soooo much and feels like she has known you for ages too! My Mom said your kind words really made her smile. She LOVES your blog (I only mentioned the kitty ones above but you KNOW you are on our list, your photos are AMAZING and YES you write BEAUTIFULLY!) More pictures of my brother Dakota????? OMC!!! It's bad enough he gets ALL of the attention at home. That was nice of Eva to say she misses him (we LOVE EVA!) I will tell my Mom and we will see what we can do! xoxoxo

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  15. Hi Cody - we think your mom is great with your blog and she acknowledges all the bloggers comments - where did you get her from cos we'd like to see if there are any more there that need a good cat or two to take care of.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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  16. Hi Hannah and Lucy! Thanks! My Mom will be happy to hear that!! It really means a lot to her to answer whenever she can. Sometimes some fall through the cracks but she does her best. Awwwww you are so sweet! You can borrow her ANYTIME! MOL! Love, Cody

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  17. You're pretty hard on your Mum, Cody. I'm wondering now (after reading three reviews) if ANY of the cats really appreciate their humans . . .I'll read a couple more to see if there are any KIND cats out there!

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  18. Great review. Don't give them an inch!

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  19. Hey buddy - I think your mama gets 4 paws up on everything. She does a great job on the blog and always comes to visit other blogs. She writes on interesting subjects dat all our oomans should know about. Yup - you has the purrfect ooman der buddy.

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  20. YAY Cody! You are right - your mom is so caring and it comes through in all her posts! My mom needs to learn how to be more consistent like your mom! (I'm sitting on mom's lap while she works today. Paw high five!) Mason

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  21. Cody, that's a very decent purrrformance review. (How many extra treats did you get? We hear they're being handed out like candy these days around the CB....).

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  22. @jabblog, we cats are quite discriminating!! If we all gave excellent reviews we would be DOGS!! :) Thanks much for visiting us!

    @The Whiskeratti I got DOUBLE BREAKFAST!!! MOL!!

    @Kelly my Mom says thanks sooo much! That means a lot to her! Consistent? OMC you ARE consistent!! High five back at ya for sitting on your Mom's lap while she works!!

    @Mario, ohhh you are sooo biased! You say that cause you were one of the first kitties Mom became friends with from the blogosphere! You need to be much more harsh! (((((hugs)))) My Mom truly THANKS YOU! "Perfect?" Noooooo never!!! xoxo

    @The Paw Relations thanks my friend! You got it!

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  23. Even though you were a bit rough Dody, you did readily admit that your Mom does a great job, and we sure do agree. We always love visiting you. Oh, and you gave extra points for the guess bloggers, that's cool, you've had some great ones. Bravo!!!

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  24. Me-Ouch Cody! We just met your Mom on twitter and really like her! Give her a break - writing and maintaining a blog is A LOT of work - just ask our human Mom who we have conned to write OUR blog for us...Yep, not once have we had to get up from a nap to post... that's how well we've got HER trained! Maybe one day we can con your Mom into reviewing our blog for us - just like you Cody, we are quite purr-fect and super cute!

    Hugs from Zee and Zoey

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  25. @Brian, if I'm not tough on her, who will be? MOL! My Mom says thanks so much for saying she does as great job! We love visiting you too! Hey we linked back to ya up there!! Thanks for the Bravo as well! xoxo

    @Zee and Zoey Ok you "really like" my Mom cause you "just met her" wait til you get to know her MOL! She grows on ya like a fungus and NOT in a GOOD way! (kidding!) Yeah writing and maintaining a blog is a round the clock job (with no ending hours) as you well know! My Mom is happy to review your book but she doesn't feel that she would review someone's blog! She would gladly review your book though! Ohhh yes you ARE quite "purrfect and super cute!"
    Hugs back at ya!

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  26. Atta-cat! Cody, I like the critically skeptical way you truth-told and still stayed focused on the positive. This is the way things change for the better.

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  27. Cody, we all think youe Mom deserves a really good rating! Of course, we don't have to live with her...hahameow.
    We love to visit and you have your Mom trained right to offer us a lot of cool topics, and stuff about you! Give her a headbump from us.

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  28. Cody - me thinks your Mom does a great job! Even her photos! Now if you want poopy photos, my mom's are awful! Its a good thing me can work the camera! And my mom does not eve deserve to have a review this year! Me is mgoing to make her read all the reviews so she has something to aspire too!
    Me loves coming to visit yous. Kitty Kisses
    Nellie

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  29. I'm not letting Cody near MY blog. MOL, great job!

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  30. Cody, you were very thorough with that review! I am impressed. Be careful what you wish for with that camera, though. One minute you're wishing you had a decent photographer to document your life, the next minute the papparazzi are posting pictures of you in the litterbox!

    Bunny

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  31. Oh Cody... there you go again! Please be patient with your human when she is blogging instead of you. She really is trying hard and obviously will never maintain the high standards that you do. Afterall, you are a cat, thus master of the world (universe), and she is a mere human. All I ask is that you allow her a brief moment or two when she is not waiting on you hand and paw, to have her come visit our blog once in a while to say hello!

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  32. You did good on the review Cody. We love to come visit you and your mommy you have a great blog. Hugs and nose kisses

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  33. Cody, your mom gets 4 paws up in our book! Just give her some time with the videos, ok? :)

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  34. @Catsparella My Mom said to give you a HUGE THANK YOU! She is trying to upload a video she took of me to YouTube right now and she really messed up!!! MOL!!

    @Mumsy, Chancy and Company, thank you! My Mom said that was sooo nice of you to say! Hugs and Nose kisses from me and Mom!

    @Zee and Zoey thanks I will try and give her a break! Of course she (and I!) will come and visit your blog! xoxo

    @Bunny, hmmmm....I never thought of that before! You are quite wise!! Almost as wise as a kitty!!! lol. Yeah I better "be careful what I wish for!" xoxo

    @Kokoro lmao!!! You KNOW I am a tough critic!!! xoxoxo My Mommy and I think you are soooo talented!!! xoxo

    @Nellie ohhhh you are sooo wrong! We think your Mommy has an AMAZING BLOG with FABULOUS PICTURES! Ohhhh and your Mommy is such a talented artist and boy can she ever right!!! We give your Mommy TEN PAWS UP!

    @Katnip Lounge I told my Mom and she said she is HUGELY flattered that you like to visit! She loves your "kitty wonderland" and all of the cool things you have! She thinks you are just amazing!! Head bumps back at ya from me and my Mom! xoxo

    @Nadbugs thank you! That was a nice way of saying I ripped the heck out of her and had to soften it with a few lies lol xoxoxo

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  35. Cody, we think that was a very fair review. We love visiting you and your mom and we like that your mom does some "educational" posts. We learn something when we visit you!!

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  36. @The Island Cats thanks! I think so too! Awww we are so happy that you love to visit us! We love to visit you too! I showed my Mom and she is very flattered, (she prefers to laugh rather than to learn though lol) NOT TRUE!!! xoxo

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  37. Cody darling, tell your mommy me and MY mommy lurves her and you a lot and a lot.

    We also are still laffing at your comment on my bloggie tonight.

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  38. Good job on your review Cody... But I think your mom deserves an A++!!! You are one lucky boy!

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  39. @Admiral Hestorb awwww we love BOTH OF YOU soooo much too and we are soooo happy you are playing with your Mommy again! We are also so happy to make you laugh! xoxo

    @Not Just Another Mother Blogger! soooo happy to make you laugh!! xoxoxo

    @Hilary thanks so much but Auntie Hilary aren't you being just a tad generous?? An "A+???" Nope! Tell Alex I say hi!! xoxoxo

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  40. You might want to offer your mom some treats to tempt her to fulfill your expectations. But she does keep a nice blog for you.

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  41. Whoa--you are a very generous grader, Cody. I think it did my Human good to GET a bad grade instead of giving them out like she's done every frigging day since 1974 (yes, she's a teacher, MOL!)

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  42. Ok now Cody, theese is an excellent review! Congrats to your Mom! We can tell she is a very caring person. (Psst, just between you and me, did you get any Num-Nums for doing theese good review?...cause I did at my house...)

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  43. @Jan I can't offer my Mom any treats anymore, she is in Weight Watcher's....maybe she is food deprived and that is why she isn't blogging up to snuff? lol. Thanks, she tries her best!! I'll keep her (for now lol)

    @Spitty generous? Moi? Nooooo, I was pretty tough on Mom! My Mom is scrambling trying to improve for this year already! Ohhhh and we know ALL ABOUT TEACHERS! lol. My Daddy just retired this past June from teaching in the Detroit Public School system for 35 years!!! Now HE (and YOU!) are the ones who deserve an AWARD!!

    @Cloon thanks pal! My Mom said that was very sweet to say about her and she really appreciates it! Ohhhh yes, guess what? I got DOUBLE breakfast today! Dad fed me and Mom walked into the kitchen after I had finished and I did the whining, crying and pacing act. She asked Dad if he "fed me enough". She didn't believe that he had so she gave me MORE!!!! MOL!! You and I sure know how to "work 'em" don't we?

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  44. Oooooo Cody Cody! Your claws!! Spang! Heartless!

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  45. We think your mum does a great job helping you with your blog Cody, and you gave her a very good report in exchange. Our mum is not happy with her report. She tells us we were a tad mean with it.

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  46. @Nadbugs noooo!! I call 'em as I see 'em! lol

    @Eric and Flynn thanks so much but she definitely needs to improve! I think your Mom has an EXCELLENT blog and she works so hard with it! You need to kiss up to her now! xoxo

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  47. I think she's doing a good job too but more pictures are a definate must.

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  48. @Fin thanks but considering the quality of the photos my Mom takes, be careful what you wish for, MOL!

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