Saturday, November 28, 2009

Annual Purrformance Review.

We have told our mum that it is time for her review. She is a bit worried about it and has been giving us extra treats all week. We won't be bribed though. Well not much, it depends how many treats we get.
Part 1:
Quantity of output: We can't really argue about the quantity, she does help us blog every day. We were going to give her Four Paws for that until we realised she had missed Saturday last week and that is unacceptable so we marked her down to Three Paws. Then we thought of all the lonely days when they deserted us for October and also two weeks in April. They also left us twice for weekend breaks, but to be fair, she did schedule posts for us then. We have to deduct points for April and October but if we take off one for every day that means she will be minus three hundred and eleventy nine points. We don't want to make her too disappointed so we will take off one paw per week so that brings her down to minus Three Paws.
Part2:
Quality of output: Overall it is not too bad as she takes her camera when she takes us for walks in the fields, and she takes lots of indoor photos too. She is often inconsiderate and takes photos of us bathing and even pooping at times. She should realise this is embarassing to us. For that reason we can only give Two Paws.
Part 3:
Client Pawticipation: She does provide means for us to be contacted. We have our own email address and she lets us use hers too. We can also be contacted in the comments. She also got us a Facebook account but didn't have a clue what she was doing, so gave that up as a bad job. We are quite happy about that though because we hear horror stories about Beans spending too much time there instead of helping their kitties blog. We give her Three Paws.
Part4:
Pawticipation (part 2): We do get to go to all the birthday pawties and Gotcha Days and enter some competitions. We haven't had a competition for a long time and she needs to do something about that. We give her Two Paws which we think is very generous all things considered.
Part 5:
Client satisfaction: We can only go by what we read in the comments and it seems that overall what we post is enjoyed. We give her Three Paws for that.
Part 6:
Overall rating, comments and suggestions:
We have worked out her average and we are afraid to say it is 1.4 Paws. This is just not good enough. We feel there is much room for improvement and it is the first section which let her down. We suggest she stops taking all her holidays and stays home with us. Without those holidays her average would have been 2.6, which while still nmot good, would have been a little above medium. We will allow her one weekend break without deducting points..
She can also improve by being more considerate in her choice of photo.

We hope she takes good note of all her failings as we expect much better of her next time.

25 comments:

  1. I would say your mum does a great job, at least when she is around. But yes, she needs to stay home more. All those long trips away from her lovely boys and we miss you when you can't post.

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  2. I think that was a fine review. Certainly far better than my human would have gotten... The suggestion that she not take any holidays is a good one. I hope you can hold her to that...

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  3. A very fair and balanced review. We have to say that we love your blog content, so it gets very high marks from us - I hope that it isn't too late for that feedback to be taken into account.

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  4. We love the blog and give it high marks with many paws up. However, our mom has never tried yet leaving us in the 2 years we've been here, so we don't fully realize the impact of that. It does seem like a dreadful proposition.

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  5. Ah yes, very fair indeed! She should be grateful for the kindness you have shown in her review.

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  6. I think your mum does a great job. We get to see lots of brill pictures of you. I do agree about the holidays thou, like mine they leave us too much.. Pretty fair review overall..HUgs GJ xx

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  7. That seems like a very fair review to me boys.

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  8. Well yoo were fair but harsh. Tee hee. But yoo have to give 'em sumfin to aim for or they can git lazy.
    We love your blog though, and we love the photos ~ even the norty ones. And our mom acshually larfs owt loud sometimes when she's reading your posts. And we snigger (espeshully when yoo've been up to mischief).

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  9. Good job, boys. Why ever do our beans feel it necessaey to go away and leave us?

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  10. You have always been our heroes, with the great outdoors and the mouse and bird hunting and what not, but now we are a bit dissappointed in you. Because we admire you so much we want to see lots of your adventures. And we can (except during that vacation (why they do that, when they can stay home with you, we'll never understand), so we think your review is a bit too harsh. (Remember you are cats, not school teachers).

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  11. You guys really worked hard on that review. We enjoy reading your blog and we like all of the photos (we can understand your embarrassment at some of them). Our Mom goes away sometimes too and we don't understand why. Beans are hard to figure out.

    Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

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  12. We think you guys are really tough graders! Your mom does a good job and deserves more that 1.4 paws...or maybe we're just easy...

    (our mom signed up for Facebook too and can't figure out how it's supposed to work either...)

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  13. ooooh you boys are so harsh! careful now, they do need much enocuragement or they get unenthusiastic and demoralized... trust me, I am very old and i know. Save the high level demands for when you are 18 and a half and they leap and jump at your every whim. I have mom and dad fully trained.
    I hope your mom continues to improve
    It is a tedious balance - they call it "tough love"

    purrrs boys, Princess

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  14. You mum does a great job when she isn't off traveling the world and abandoning you two. She does need to cut down on the vacations though.

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  15. Happy Caturday!!!!!

    Our bean says tell your Mum that Arthur visits our warm climate just as much as he visited her when she lived in Ireland....in fact, he seems to visit her more here......

    xxxxxxxxx

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  16. I think you are much too hard on your Mum! She does a great job, and I love her pictures of your two boys. I guess Dante would be mad at me as well, because I always take pictures of him while he pooping.

    Your Mum needs a vacation once in a while, though the last one was rather long, I agree. Maybe she should just take shorter ones.

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  17. Your Mum loves you guys alot--I think she does a GREAT job to help you out...more TREATS!

    Noir

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  18. And Jan thought we were honest and she had it tough? Do you think our humans will pay attention to their reports and make appropriate changes?

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  19. You boys are ruling with an iron paw!

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  20. You boys are tough reviewers. We do really miss you when your beans go on holiday, but since your mom does such a great job, we think she definitely deserves a few breaks. We assure you that you two always look extremely handsome even no matter how embarrassing the picture.

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  21. We don't unnerstand it eether, why would dey go away when dey could be home enjoying some time wif yoo guys? Silly hoomans...see, dey reely is weerd.

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  22. Wow, you boys are tough...I think I would have given your mom at least 2 paws...

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  23. Wow! And I thought I was tough on my mom! My mom is starting off rough the next year because she hasn't helped me blog almost any day this past week.

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  24. We really do enjoy your blog so er think you should give your Mom full points for that part.

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  25. We would have thought your mom scored much better. Maths are strange. She should get a much better report!

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