Well Amigos, The Red Man has now heard it all. Cyberspace is expanding at the speed of light and there is a Dot Com for everything. Today the old woman Slow was telling Pretty about Finding Rover.com.
Are you kidding me? A facial recognition app that saves pictures of Rover’s nose and eyes which can then be matched against pictures taken of a dog that is found to see if it’s really Rover who is apparently lost. Sweet Lady Gaga.
Now far be it for moi to cast aspersions on new innovative technology, but The Red Man sees a few flies in this ointment, as Granny Selma used to say when she had her right mind.
Number One: Rover’s picture has to be taken by a Smart Phone to send to the Great Picture Saver in the Sky. Unfortunately, at Casa de Canterbury our Ansel Adams of cell phone photography still uses a Dumb Phone which would make capturing Rover’s eyes and nose impossible if Rover lived with us. Of course Pretty has a Smart Phone, but she is always working at the Mast General Store so she won’t have time to take any pictures of Rover’s eyes and nose to send to anybody.
Number Two: Let’s say Rover doesn’t live with us but is found at Casa de Canterbury. By the time Rover makes it to our house, Slow will have totally forgotten about Rover.com and she and Pretty will simply decide to keep Rover with us because that’s how they roll with Stray Dogs who appear on our doorsteps.
Now, all that being said, Rover.com does seem to have real possibilities for some people and is a step forward in the constant battle of locating Rover who would be better off if he stayed home anyway.
Which reminds me of the story of the dog in Kansas who walked 30 miles back to her home and then her family didn’t take her in. Thirty miles are a long way to walk home to be told you can’t stay. Only this wasn’t Rover – this was Lady, or as she was one time called, Ma Kettle. Someone needs to let me know why that family wouldn’t burn in Hell if there is one.
Luckily, Lady was rescued by a Gum Heiress and flew to Florida on a private jet and now surveys her new yard riding on a golf cart. Oh yeah, that’s what I’m talking about. Happy endings. The Red Man loves ’em.
So Sports Fans the moral to our stories today is if you see Rover, grab a Smart Phone and take a picture of his eyes and nose and if you see Lady, well, tell her The Red Man sends Paw Snaps and Twirls to a girl who deserves the Good Life.
Get me outta here Percy…all this technology talk makes me nervous…I feel like somebody is watching me.
Lady has arthritis and needs that golf cart!
I cannot understand how that dog could walk 30 miles – thank God she has a golf cart now!!! I love the Wrigley heiress – what a wonderful person…how is your cat this week?
She’s great! I’ve been out of town and just got back and was worried about him. I’m trying (with the blessing of my vet) diet first. She and I want to see if we can get his numbers down enough because with his bad heart, his bad attitude and a need for glucose monitoring (if he goes on insulin), we have a potentially awful situation! His glucose number could have been elevated in part because he was put under great stress by the other vet who came to my house. In short, Mac is quite the case, but very handsome and he slept clutching Mom’s arm for hours last night ;).
Thanks for the update on Mac and all of us at Casa de Canterbury are glad Mac is back!
We hope the diet and low stress plan will keep him as healthy as he can be – and safe in his mother’s arms…:)
Here, here! We second the motion of Lady’s former owners burning in Hell. Ma says she has a brush pile she’ll send along to warm up the fires. Isn’t that great that a gum heiresses are whimsical that way, knowing how to treat a dog down on her luck.
Ma can’t keep track of her keys, so we plan to stay close to home. Like Slow she just wouldn’t remember anyway!
Love and sloppy Poppy kisses from Pennsylvania!
Your Poppy and Cassie Potatoes
(Wake up Ma and say hello!!! Rude! 😀 )
Dear Miss Poppy Seed and Cassie P,
The things we have to put up with! Pretty also can’t keep track of her keys or anything else and is always scaring the old woman Slow with losing things!! The Red Man advises you both to stay close to home – a good plan!!
We must learn to accommodate them as we get older together with them…
Paw Snaps and Twirls to all of you for the weekend!!
The Red Man in Casa de Canterbury (spokespup for Spike and TBO Chelsea)
I worry about that FindingRover.com thing, Red Man. What if it could be used to locate a certain doggy who had misbehaved and was being tracked by the authorities? I mean, what if a certain blonde girl just happened to go a little crazy at a certain football game that involved Tigers and bourbon, and some men in uniform wanted to haul her in? Could they use that technology to find her? I’m not asking for myself, of course. 🙂
Of course Miss Harper Lee you would be just the right doggy to figure out the problems with Rover.com. and the LSU games could very well be part of a larger problem, if they involve bourbon and men in uniforms!! Yes, we see the larger issues at work for sure! The old woman Slow and Pretty are actually talking about going to the Aggie game here on opening night instead of their usual television experience. Whoa Nellie – that Bowl game last year lit a fire under them evidently!! 🙂
My humans and I may very well be the biggest Baton Rouge Gamecock fans ever for that opening game. We’ll be looking for Slow and Pretty on the television . . . although, as Mommy says, if we see you it’s probably because you’re doing something bad. 😉
oh Miss Harper Lee, if you by chance see two lesbians being carted off by the Police during the Aggies v. Cocks game on national TV, just turn away and remember that The Red Man has had to bail them out of worse messes than that! Those are two wild women who love their Gamecocks and they are occasionally a danger to themselves and others…Casa de Canterbury will be LSU Tiger fans again this year, too!! 🙂
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