Saturday, January 19, 2013

Yikes! The Dragon Is Back / Blog Hop

Hi Pals,



Bet you thought I meant a big, fire blowing dragon had invaded the house.   Well, not quite, but this one is more work.   

M has tried using the Dragon program two times before and failed at it.   She always had one problem after another (mostly due to her own ineptness).   So about 4 months ago she stopped using it for the 2nd time.   Plus the program at the time required she type in a drop-down box for Tweetdeck, Facebook, email, and the bloggy.  She found the drop-down box very cumbersome and always slowed her down.


About 2 weeks ago a salesman called her from Dragon and talked to her about the new improved 12 and how it was so much easier to use.  Plus, she'd get 90 days of free help again.     She liked the 90 days of free help again and the fact that she wouldn't have to use that dreaded drop down box again.  So she told herself that this time she was going to lock herself in a room for a week and really learn it well, get all the bugs ironed out, and hopefully become somewhat efficient at it.  

So pals, that's what she's doing Monday through  Sunday of next week.  She is not going to blog for me or herself, and unfortunately we won't be able to read blogs of my friends either.   So sorry pals, but M's typing is getting really bad because of the Parkinson's so she has to learn Dragon to compensate for it.  Hope you all will understand.  I do need her to be able to type for me or I won't be on Twitter or have a blog anymore.

Thanks everyone.   Next post will be dictated.  Woohoo - think I'll plug my ears!

We're participating in the Saturday Blog Hop to.  It's a great way to meet new pals, so hop on board.    Todays blog hop is hosted by Life With Dogs - a very informative blog about life with dogs -  what else would it be with that title!

http://www.lifewithdogs.tv/2013/01/the-saturday-pet-blogger-hop-skype-dog/

Mario





35 comments:

Brian said...

I know M can do it Mario, she is smart, she just has to practice Make sure she uses the free help if she runs into problems! I'll be listened for your words next week!

dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

Sending big cuddles to your mummy, we know she'll get the hang of it!

CATachresis said...

We really hope mom slays the old dragon! xx

Simba said...

Programs like this have such great potential, so we really hope M can get the upper hand. Good luck!!

Kjelle Bus said...

I miaow like Austin = I really hope your mom slay´s that old dragon *mol*

rumpydog.com said...

I can't wait to read your dictated post! I got my paws crossed that this new program really is easier for M!

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

Mario, I really hope this version is way more user friendly and it does not take too much work for your human to get the hang of it! I hope to "hear" from you soon!

The Island Cats said...

We hope your mom has better luck with this dragon!

BeadedTail said...

We hope the Dragon is able to help your mom! Enjoy your weekend!

The Cat From Hell said...

We would really likes to know if Dragon is better. my human brother has gived up on it in the past too!
Kisses
Nellie

Cathy Keisha said...

TW feels so badly for M. Why do bad things happen to wonderful people. I'm sure she can master this. I'll be waiting for your return.

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

WE will try it when evrykitty says it WERKS!

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

Ok I must be a total idiot! Not only have I NEVER heard of the Dragon program I don't have a clue what it is!

Marg said...

WE have confidence in your Mom Mario. WE know she can do it. We are wishing her lots and lots of luck.

Katie http://myminipetpig.com/ said...

Oh dear, we hope your Mom gets better in no time. Sending her lots of luck and hugs.

Oink oink,
Katie and Coccolino the mini pig

Katnip Lounge said...

Fingers and paws crossed that your Mom's name is St George and she slays that dragon for GOOD! Good LUCK!

Nerissa said...

Dragons can be scary but this one sounds helpful... like some of the dragons in Harry Potter, I guess. If it makes your mom's life easier, it's a really super-duper dragon. Love & purrs being sent to all of you... dragon included! purrs

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette said...

We're crossing all paws and hooves that this version will be the good one!

Katie and Glogirly said...

Good luck with the program!!!
We hope it helps and is easier than the last one. : )
No worries on not being able to visit. We'll be here when you get back!
lots of love,
Katie & Glogirly

Oui Oui said...

We are purring for your mom! New things can be hard at first and we hope this gets better. Our mom is praying for your mom too.

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Wow--we never heard of this before. I hope it helps your Mom a whole lot and that it makes it way easier for her to use the computer! We'll be purring and purraying for success! XOXOXO I'll miss you, though, Buddy!

JessieJaney said...

good luck M and Mario ... we know you can jump on this Dragon's back and tame hime xxx's with love

Texas, a Cat in New York said...

Hiya Mario,
I hope Dragon will be more efficient this time. Sending lots of purrs to try and help a little!

Tamago said...

I hope the new dragon is really easier to use and your M can tame it! Good luck!

meowmeowmans said...

Hi Mario! We have much confidence in your Mom, and just know she'll figure out that program. :)

Hugs!

Smile With Your Tail said...

That program look tough, good luck to your Mum!

Slobbers

Nerissa said...

Hey there! Nissy here.

When that ol' dragon is up and running, why don't you try it out on my recent blog post, "Golden Globes... who needs 'em?" You'll find a special little somethin' waitin' for you there.

Purrs,
Nissy

savannahspawtracks.com said...

makes Mom's fingers all sweaty just thinking about opening up new software

Sierra said...

We hope M doesn't get too frustrated learning the program! We know she will get the hang of it, though :)

Our mom needs to learn it, too. Hers is always complaining about hers wrists and arms hurting from previous surgeries and cubitol tunnel syndrome (whatever that is, MOL!).

Good luck to M, and we look forward to reading your next post!!

Timmy Tomcat said...

Our Pops tried that funky Dragon. He said it was dragon his writin down. He is a fast typist so...
Dragon has a real hard time with my families names too Rumpy and Fitz specially.
Purrs
Timmy T

Katie Isabella said...

Mario...I hope you do a special bloggie today wif your new pick-shur!

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

I hope that fire-breathin' Dragon is being tamed over there. Thanks for coming by today! XOXOXO

Oui Oui said...

Of course we understand! We are purring it goes much better this time and M picks it up quickly. Our mom also finds it good to ask a kid to help, if there are any young ones near you. Good luck & our fingers are crossed!

Clooney said...

We hope that this Dragon will help M out a lot and make things easier for her. We send lots of purrs and prayers and good thoughts to M and D. PS: Your new blog header is fabulous!

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