Saturday, April 28, 2012

Let's Celebrate!

Yes, it's time to CELEBRATE!!!  I will have my @DaneRay account reinstated on TWITTER!!!  Yeehaw!!!  Yippee!!!

As you can see from the notice below, I can only have one of my accounts (@DaneRay, @DaneRayJail, and @DameRay) reactivated because the others violate the "overlapping use" section of TWITTER's Rules.  It means that there can be no more TWEETING under any account once put in "jail" or TWITMO.  While that saddens me because, as you all know, I do enjoy talking with all my TWEEPS, I will be able to return to TWITTER as soon as they have reinstated my account.  I'm not sure how soon that will be but I will let you know *ON TWITTER* when I'm once again able to TWEET!

In the meantime, let's all celebrate my impending return to TWITTER!  Yahoo!!!!  It could have been permanent.  UGH!

Thanks to everyone who was concerned about me and contacted me by phone, e-mail, IMs, and through others.  I greatly appreciate your thoughtfulness and friendship.

Have a fantastic day!!!!!!  Huge hugzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz ...



Creating multiple accounts with overlapping use is a violation of the Twitter Rules (

Select one account for restoration; the rest will remain suspended. This account will need to comply fully with the Twitter Rules (

Please respond to this ticket with the username of the account you would like reinstated.


Twitter Trust and Safety

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Accounts Suspended

It's been pointed out to me that there is some discussion during my "absence" on TWITTER about the reason for my suspension. My accounts were not suspended because of any arguments or fights with other TWITTER users. You can see for yourself from the cut-and-paste from the e-mail I received what the reason is. ENJOY! =;-)



Your account was suspended because it appears you may be managing a number of Twitter accounts.

Creating serial or bulk accounts with overlapping uses is a violation of the Twitter Rules;
as a result, all of the accounts created have been suspended pending more information being provided.

Please respond with the following information:

a) a list of the accounts that you have created, and

b) your planned use for the accounts.

The Twitter Rules can be found here:


Twitter Trust and Safety


If you go to the link supplied, you'll see this:

Spam and Abuse

Twitter strives to protect its users from spam and abuse. Technical abuse and user abuse is not tolerated on, and will result in permanent suspension. Any accounts engaging in the activities specified below are subject to permanent suspension.

Serial Accounts: You may not create serial accounts for disruptive or abusive purposes, or with overlapping use cases. Mass account creation may result in suspension of all related accounts. Please note that any violation of the Twitter Rules is cause for permanent suspension of all accounts.


I have highlighted the portion which I have inadvertently violated by having a "JAIL" account. So, please let everyone know the real reason for my suspension if you see any TWEET about my suspension that incorrectly says I am suspended because I harassed, threatened, abused, or attacked anyone on TWITTER.  Thanks.

I'm hoping to have this all straightened out shortly so that I can return to my TWEEPS. I do miss you so much and cannot wait to TWEET ... chirp, chirp, chirp.

Hugzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz ....


Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Chase's Favorite Sport Is ...

... running away from a camera!

A few days ago, I tried to take some pictures of Chase with our new kitty, Tipper. I did my best to get Chase to relax and stay calm by sitting beside him, petting him, scratching his chin, rubbing his ears -- doing things he adores -- all while giving him lots of TILLMAN'S TREATS. (Chase *LOVES* TILLMAN'S TREATS by NATURAL BALANCE -- he won a case of them during a recent contest through our dear friend @CokieTheCat from TWITTER. Tipper loves them, too, but I have to feed him just a tiny piece at a time.)

When everything was perfect, I reached for the camera and turned it on while continuing to distract Chase with lovin' and treats. The instant he saw the camera in my hands, he bolted and the only non-blurry picture I was able to get was this one -- of his left hind leg!

Running away from the camera, sadly, has been Chase's only sport until very recently. Tipper joined us about ten days ago and since then the 12-pound cat manages to get the 120-pound Great Dane to engage in playful romps around the house several times a day. I'm hoping during one of those fun times Chase will be distracted enough so he won't notice a camera.



Saturday, February 4, 2012

Announcing ...

... an addition to the household -- TIPPER!!!

Chase was going to introduce him but he's camera shy ... actually, he's PETRIFIED of the camera (and anything held up and pointed at him). After working with him and posing him for about fifteen minutes, I only managed to get a photo of his left hind leg as he dashed away in terror (of the camera, not the cat).

Ignore the messy house ... I do! =;-) ROFL!!!!

I'll post more about TIPPER over the weekend but I wanted to announce this addition to the household and post some pictures of the cute meowser right away.

ENJOY!!! Hope you have a wonderful Saturday and festive weekend! Hugzzzzzzzzzzzzz ...