Archive for April, 2010

Mission Accomplished at Area 51 Twitter Anipal Adventure Pawty

April 13, 2010

Mission Accomplished!

Teams of intrepid Twitter anipals fought dogfights in the air, flew planes and interplanetary vessels, dug tunnels, barked, distracted and diverted, sniffed and tracked, looked out, jumped and punched!  Dogs, cats, rabbits and guinea pigs alike united to save a dog…one single dog, Laika–the first dog to orbit the Earth, who, in our imagination, was caught in a time warp, crashed into the Earth, and was captured and taken to #Area51.  She was finally saved by a group of Twitter anipals who cared and felt it was necessary to risk it all.

The story might be imaginary, but the situation is indeed very real.  It happens every day, everywhere.  By no choice of theirs, dogs, cats and other animals are abandoned, and left to fend for themselves in an inhospitable world.  Sometimes they are caught. Sometimes they are saved.

If you are an Anipal, take a moment to appreciate your luck.  If you are a human, take a moment to appreciate the unconditional love we, anipals, give you.  If you are a human void of that love, go out to a shelter and search:  your best friend is waiting for you!

The Teams That Made This Rescue Possible

This was another Twitter Anipal Adventure presented to you by  @SmokeyPoodle and @Niqqi.
@niqqi productions

Read more about Area 51, Laika and the beginning of the space program on Smokey’s Blog.

Commander RoboDogg Arrives to Area 51 Twitter Anipal Adventure Pawty

April 13, 2010

Commander RoboDogg contacted @SmokeyPoodle and me to help in the rescue of @DoggaXT a.k.a Laika from Area51.

Her name was actually Laika. She was the first dog to orbit the Earth in 1957.  She was launched from Russia into space.  Her peril was expected and anticipated.

This is Laika, the first dog to orbit the Earth

But in our story, Laika’s future is not as certain as expected.  While in orbit, she is saved by an alien craft piloted by Commander @RobboDog.  They bond immediately and he vows to take her to his planet.  Unexpectedly, the vessel goes into a time warp and crashes into Earth.  The aliens manage to escape, but not Laika, who is taken into Area 51.

Eventually, Laika finds an old computer and discovers Twitter.  She signs in as @DoggaXT and starts sending “smoke signals” of the Twitter kind.  @SmokeyPoodle and I read her tweets and become concerned.  She spills the beans and shares the truth.  We are determined to help her out, but find it impossible.  Commander @RoboDogg contacts us as he is planning a new trip to Earth and his intention is to save Laika and take her back with him.  But he needs our help.  We try, but realize we need a village…and our village resides in Twitter.  So we summon anipals from all corners of the world to come to Laika’s rescue.  Commander @RoboDogg meets us on Earth.  Our mission begins:

The teams get together and go forth!

Rescue Day at Area 51 Twitter Anipal Adventure Pawty

April 11, 2010

Dear Anipals,

Some of you have been camping outside of Area51 and are ready to go.  Others are trekking in and can’t wait.  The excitement is mounting!

The Shibbering Cheetos are on their way with their bus and have graciously offered us a ride to the DoggaXT/Laika Rescue Site, if need be.  Make sure you take a bath, as it might get crowded.

HERE IS THE OFFICIAL SCHEDULE FOR #AREA51 #TOPSECRETMISSION
@DOGGAXT/LAIKA RESCUE!

Please note that all the times are Eastern Daylight.  If you don’t know what your time zone is, ask someone, or look it up on Google.
If there are any delays, you will be notified by Smokey or myself!

2:00 p.m.
MEET UP UNDER THE TENT
Mingle with your team members, discuss strategies and plans.
If you don’t know what team you have been assigned to and what you’re supposed to do, read about it here.
Light refreshments will be served.

3:00 p.m.
THE MISSION
Teams will proceed to #Area51 according to their plans.
The rescue will take place.

4:00 p.m.
THE VICTORY PAWTY
Without a doubt, #Area51 #TopSecretMission we will be successful.
We will pawty in style.  Just be ready.

AS ALWAYS, FOLLOW THE GOLDEN RULE: TREAT OTHERS THE WAY YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE TREATED.

If you are new to pawties and are wondering “What the heck!” here’s what to do:

When tweeting, always, ALWAYS, make sure #Area51 appears on your tweets–otherwise, no one will be able to read what you said. You don’t want to be on stealth mode for this.

You can follow the timeline on the Twitter page by typing Area51 in that little box on the right.

You can also use www.tweetgrid.com.  MAKE SURE you write Area51 in box with the # (hashtag) and that you  type Area51 on top of the column.  This will allow to see what everyone is saying.  If you want to see what you are saying and others are saying to you, choose the 1×2 format and put your @name over the other column.

If you have any questions, Smokey and I are available to answer them.  Your team members will be more than happy to help you, too!

GOOD LUCK, ANIPALS! LET’S RESCUE DOGGAXT/LAIKA!

The Shibbering Cheetos are on their way with their bus and have graciously agreed to let us ride on it to the Dogga/Laika Rescue Site, if need be.  Make sure you take a bath, as it might get crowded.

The Details for Area 51 Twitter Anipal Adventure Pawty

April 10, 2010

Area51 Pawty is almost upon us!  It’s time for us to reveal some of the details and organize the rescue teams.  This video will explain what’s going on:

On Sunday, April 11th, 2pm EDT, we are meeting here:

A tent in the Nevada Desert

Here are the teams.  If your name is not here, feel free to join any of them.  They are all good!

Aerial Recon, Barker and Digger Teams for #Area51 @DoggaXT RescueThe Aerial Recon Team keeps constant surveillance of the area and alerts other teams of possible problems.  They have thousands of flying hours and can recognize an ant from 30,000 feet up in the air.
The Barker Team has developed a special barking code for communication. No one has been able to decipher it–except anipals.
The Digger Team is coming prepared with paws, nails, shovels and more to dig tunnels to get to DoggaXT.  They are skillful and replace divots.

The Diversionist, Fast Jumper and Guard Dog Distractor Teams at #Area51 #TopSecretMissionThe Diversionist Team will keep you guessing.  You will never know which way to go, except when necessary.  Expect the unexpected.
The Fast Jumper Team
will surprise you with their agility.  They get from here to there in a moment’s notice.  They also climb buildings.
The Guard Dog Distractor Team is comprised of highly organized and astute Mata Hari-type members.  Every word has a meaning, every action has a consequence.

The Spaceship, Muscle and Lookout Teams for #Area51 #TopSecretMissionThe Spaceship Team was trained by NASA and knows the ins and outs of space travel.  They are so smart, they can even command alien crafts.  They will impress you with their knowledge.
The Muscle Team is not what you think.  No mush in their brains, just uberintelligence.  But, unlike geeks, they are formidable in all respects, training at the gym while reading up on alien rescues.
The Lookout Team is the most alert body of anipals in the history of history.  Trained in ultra-sensory perception, they can hear a bird fly 100 miles away–but that’s only if it matters.  Look out!

The Sniffer/Tracker, Stealth and Suave Teams bring their expertise to #Area51 #TopSecretMissionThe Sniffer/Tracker Team has noses no one believes real.  Some say they are bionic.  The truth is that they can sniff trouble anywhere and that they leap to action and are never wrong.
The Stealth Team is sometimes here, and sometimes there.  You will never know where they will appear.  They are clothed by a state-of-the-art stealth cloak that also enables them to travel in time.
The Suave Team is comprised by 007 look-alikes.  They are smooth and debonair and can start dancing at the spur of the moment.  They are smart and incredibly handsome.

 

DJs for #Area51 pawtyOur Djs and entertainers are out of this world.  Wait until you hear what they have planned for you!

If you’re wondering what to wear, just follow your instinct and dress up for the occasion.

If you’re wondering what to bring, just bring yourself.

If you have any questions, ask.

See you there!

Smokey and Niqqi

@Bai_Catahoula
@frugaldougal
@Kolo_Martin
@MadLabM
@MavTheTiger
@PumpkinPuddy
@Chiliconqueso

Sign Up for Area 51 Twitter Anipal Adventure Pawty

April 3, 2010

It started with a tweet… “Is anyone out there?” The message was from @DoggaXT, a Twitter dog.  It was poignant!

It turns out both @SmokeyPoodle and I were listening and it made our ears perk up!  Something just didn’t smell right. Dogga seemed lonely and desperate. After a few DMs, we decided to dig a little bit deeper.  Smokey was able to determine Dogga’s coordinates.  We almost bit our tails when we saw Dogga’s location:  AREA 51.

On a secret two-dog mission, we went there to try to find her…but couldn’t.  However, in a dusty file room, we found this:
This is what Smokey and Niqqi found in a dusty file room in Area 51

We realized we couldn’t do it alone and that’s when we decided we needed all the help we could get. We needed YOU!  We set the mission for SUNDAY, APRIL 11th at 2:00 p.m. EDT.  Read the invitation now HERE! And don’t forget to RSVP!

If you haven’t signed in or RSVPd, DO IT NOW!  We need to know you’re coming so we can organize the rescue.  We are also looking for: diggers, lookouts, diversionists, jumpers, barkers, trackers, interplanetary spacecraft crewmembers, DJs and barktenders. Leave me a comment or send me a tweet or a DM if you feel you have a particular skill.  Otherwise, we’ll be assigning you to a team at our discretion.

See you at #AREA51 #TopSecretMission!

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