Thursday, September 5, 2013

What Was It?

Yesterday in my Wordless Wednesday post when I was dining al fresco, several of you asked what the "rock" was that was next to me. Fuzzy Tails guessed right when they said they thought it was a solar owl.

I would like to introduce you to Ollie the Owl.

This is what he looks like at night. He sits on the step to guide the Humans home when they have been indulging in adult beverages.

Message from mum.
OLD READER.
When Google Reader finished, we changed to Old Reader. We were getting on well with it when they closed down for a short time. They had such an influx of new members that they couldn't cope and had to upgrade their server. I don't blame them at all for that as to have your membership to rise so dramatically in such a short time must have been quite an ordeal for them. However I am finding that most of my subscriptions aren't posting for 8-10 hours, and I know that some aren't posting at all. I have been trying to visit using a mix of Old Reader and the Blogger reading list, which incidentally I have found that not all posts show there either. This means we have missed a lot of posts we would normally have visited. I have decided to go back to the way I did it several years ago and put a links list back in the side bar. It looks as if I will have to enter the url for each blog separately. I have them in the file I saved from GR. If I am missing something and can do it in a quicker way would someone please let me know how. I will only be able to do so many a day so it will take a while, but hopefully I will once again see more accurately who has made a new post. I do miss Google Reader!


41 comments:

Meowers from Missouri said...

a very kindly fellow he is, to guide the auld folk home;-)

Cheri Wildcatwoods said...

Very cool - never saw one of these

cats of wildcat woods

Katie Isabella said...

I like him. With Old Reader playing up no wonder you have an adult beverage. Catnip tea for Flynn however. xxoo

Brian said...

That owl is a hoot! We miss google reader too, it was nice and easy.

Maxwell, Faraday and Allie said...

Mowzers. We totally gave up on all that and went with Feedly.(And we're thinking we might not have migrated it all over there either *sigh*)

Sparkle said...

That owl is all kinds of awesome!

I'm still wondering why Google shut down Reader.

The Whiskeratti said...

Ollie, welcome to the Cat Blogosphere! We believe you are the first owl we've seen here.

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

That Owl is pawesome, especially at night!

We miss the way that Google Reader "just worked," and are still finding blogs that fell through the cracks during the transition. Most perplexing!

Derby, Ducky said...

Ollie is cool!

michico*Adan said...

Wowww....
That thing has laser eyes, too!

The Island Cats said...

We like Ollie's big bright eyes!

The mom says the same thing about Old Reader. Some subscriptions show up late or sometimes not at all. It's very frustrating. The mom has also been using Feedly which works pretty good except on her iPad. She really misses Google Reader.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

We love that owl! And Feedly has also been slower to update for us but I don't think we're missing very many posts.

dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

Oh that is so cute!

Mollie said...

Oh that is super cool :) we couldn't see Ollies face yesterday and thought it was a ball..Bawahwhhahwha not that I'm obsessed BOL xx0xxx

Mollie and Alfie

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

That owl is a bit scary. In fact those owls are why we arent allowed at night.

Marg said...

Oh that Owl is just terrific. We like that a lot.
We use the list of blogs on our side bar and like it a lot. It is a pain to load it up, but once it is done, it is so nice. Take care everyone.

Hilary said...

I'm with you.. I miss google reader. I am trying to use blogloving and feedy but neither one seems to do the trick

Madi and Mom said...

OH WE LOVE THAT OWL!!!

FLYNN MOM HAS A BLOG TAB ON HER MENU BAR...ALL OF OUR BLOGGING FRIENDS ON ON THAT LIST AND THAT IS HOW WE VISIT TOO. OLD SCHOOL BUT AT LEAST WE DON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT IT CHANGING, UPGRADING, SPOTTY SERVICE.
ETC.
HUGS MADI YOUR BFFF

PS MAY I STEAL A PICTURE OF YOU FOR SATURDAY?

Barb and the Gs said...

I'm using Feedly and I love it! Of course, I switched when it could import my list from google Reader. Now that's not an option. But it's easy to do anyway.

Good luck!!

Hannah and Lucy said...

We love your owl his eyes are very bright.
Mum has two different headings for comments - one is under our blogger name Hannah and Lucy so we can see who has commented on our blog, and the other we call "Cat tails" and like you the names are of our regular friends are there with their urls so we can get back quickly. This can be added to or deleted from as we go along so once it is done it only takes a few moments to amend.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Barb and the Gs said...

Ooops. My bad. I'm not using Feedly. I tried it and didn't like it. I'm using BlogLovin... and LOVE it!

http://www.bloglovin.com/

Fuzzy Tales said...

Yay, we guessed right. LOL. That owl is so cute. Laughed over how he guides your humans home after they've indulged in adult beverages.

We switched to Feedly and it seems to be fine so far. At least we're used to it now. :-)

Marilia Bavaresco said...

Hehehe! Nice owls!

The Florida Furkids said...

Ollie is sooo cute! Mom wants to know if you bought him locally or online?

We're using Bloglovin. We liked Old Reader but quit it after all the problems.

The Florida Furkids

Team Tabby said...

We would never have guessed that this was a solar owl - how appropriate though - as owls are reported to be able to see in the dark!

PS we put our links in the sidebar, it seems to work for us.

Mindy
Moe
Cookie
Mike

Kari said...

Your owl is a cutie! Nice to have a bright eyed little friend to guide you home.
We don't have a bloggie. All of this is much too confusing for us.

Bellen said...

Great owl! I love the idea.

SuziQCat said...

That's a cool looking owl!!

Laila and Minchie said...

We love Ollie the Owl! We use Feedly to follow our blogging friends and really like it.

Caren Gittleman said...

I know how hard it is to follow everyone...I follow most via email (which causes over 200 emails a day!!) and another EASY way is to follow everyone on BlogLovin (most of us are there!)
xoxoxo

da tabbies o trout towne said...

deer cod noe...

dood...

say it isnt sew....knot a burd...knot....a.....burd......

katsrus said...

That is so cute. Never seen an owl like that. That must be why I am not getting some of my blogger friends posts. So far I have not had issues with yours.
Sue B

speedyrabbit said...

love the owl light,xx Rachel

ANGEL ABBY said...

Oh Ollie is so cute!!!!
Jackie have you tried Feedly? It seems to work the best. I tried Old Reader (gave up on that first), then BlogLovin (it's OK) but Feedly seems to be the easiest. I've had some blogs not import but from what I can tell most of them did and update just like they are supposed to.

meowmeowmans said...

Thanks for introducing us to Ollie, Flynn. He's cool! :)

We have been using Feedly, which seems to be working pretty well...

Jasper McKitten-Cat said...

I still go off of my link list on my blog. I never got into a routine with Google Reader. Good luck. If you find a better system let us know.
--Jasper

Jasper McKitten-Cat said...

BTW, love the owl!
--Jasper

Timmy Tomcat said...

Meow we think Dad can use that Owl. He has auto lights but... On THOSE days... Yep, he can use it. MOL
Timmy

Dad:
I have been using Feedly. You can export what you have done in Old Reader so you do not have to put all in one at a time just click on your name on the Right Top of Old Reader. Settings. Go to the very Bottom. Export your Feeds as an OPML file. Just save it where you want. Then Open Feedly and go to

http://cloud.feedly.com/#cortex

Hope that helps
Dad Pete

Kitties Blue said...

First off, that owl is downright scary. If he wasn't serving a purpose, we would say to give him the heave-ho. Mom gets all her posts via e-mail. That's the only way she knew how to do it in the beginning and has just kept it that way. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

Teri and the cats of Curlz and Swirlz said...

Teri is using BlogLovin' but needs to clear out her blogroll! She just made a new blog for Coco, the Couture Cat but there isn't anything on it yet. She wants to buy a domain name and make it official soon!

Teri and the cats of Curlz and Swirlz said...

We love Ollie! We think that company should make a cat one, too!