posted February 10, 2021 10:55 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sun February 21 at 2:00 PM
Let's have a zoom (or whatever platform) to show off our critters and just generally hang out! All with pets are welcome, all without pets who just want to see pets are welcome! The only agenda here is LET ME SEE YOUR PETS. Time/date: Sunday, February 21 at 2pm Central time. Platform still TBD, let me know your prefs in thread!
posted by phunniemee to Online (51 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

(Totally flexible on date/time, I just picked something concrete let's make it HAPPEN people I miss dog parks.)
posted by phunniemee at 10:55 AM on February 10

I'm in, unless the time or day doesn't work. Do I count my pets as Guests?
posted by JanetLand at 11:21 AM on February 10 [1 favorite]

posted by phunniemee at 11:36 AM on February 10

I can try depending on the timing. My feline overlords can be fickle about being on camera (especially during sacred nap time) but at least I can enjoy everyone else's.
posted by buildmyworld at 12:47 PM on February 10

YES. The only evenings I am open are Fridays and Saturdays, but I'll definitely pop in if I am able. I might even do this from work , sans my herd.
posted by Sparky Buttons at 2:26 PM on February 10

Also, a limit of 2 guests? Rude. Double that for me, please. (I have a small animal entourage)
posted by Sparky Buttons at 2:28 PM on February 10 [5 favorites]

posted by aniola at 3:32 PM on February 10 [1 favorite]

... and they can dance.
posted by aniola at 3:33 PM on February 10 [3 favorites]

I haven't gotten to use it yet, but I vote jitsi.
posted by aniola at 3:35 PM on February 10 [1 favorite]

I'm game. I can't promise appearances from the Mighty Kool Kats though. I will coo at other animals though.
posted by kathrynm at 4:13 PM on February 10 [1 favorite]

posted by soakimbo at 9:17 PM on February 10

oh YES YES YES. My cats Torvald and Carl would LOVE to do this!!!
posted by DMelanogaster at 10:25 PM on February 10

Down! My dog is camera shy but adorable
posted by Red Desk at 11:03 PM on February 10

Really tempted to join and show you all my new snails.
posted by bondcliff at 7:27 AM on February 11 [9 favorites]

Really tempted to join and show you all my new snails.

Yes please!
posted by rue72 at 8:21 AM on February 11

Just in case anyone else is confused like me (I even wrote the mods about it!), as of right now the date for this meetup is Sunday, February 21st. Is the time 2 p.m.? In what time zone?

[please bring snails please]
posted by JanetLand at 8:23 AM on February 11 [1 favorite]

Yes, I was also confused. Where did you find that information? Thanks!
posted by aniola at 8:24 AM on February 11

Oh right, the mods. But where did they find it?
posted by aniola at 8:25 AM on February 11

Figured it out. It's at
posted by aniola at 8:27 AM on February 11

No, that just shows the date.
posted by aniola at 8:27 AM on February 11

Yeah, right now you have to get the date from the IRL front page. For the time, I *guessed* 2 p.m. because of "at 2PM by phunniemee - 20 comments (6 new) +" but I have no idea if that's right. LobsterMitten says frimble will be fixing this at some point but they have limited time so not sure when that will be. The brave new world of Not-Quite-In-Real-Life meetups!
posted by JanetLand at 9:00 AM on February 11

Time/date: Sunday, February 21 at 2pm Central time.

Which i think is a US time zone and where it is currently 13.40ish (the timestamp on this reply will mostly be in your local timezone if that helps you plan).
posted by biffa at 11:40 AM on February 11 [1 favorite]

I’m going to try to get my semi-feral on camera. Sometimes he will let me cuddle him but he has very narrow parameters for acceptable interaction.

I vote for Zoom platform because I already use it, but I’m willing to learn something else. Looking forward to PETS!!
posted by probably not that Karen Blair at 5:28 AM on February 13

Oh. Time/date works for me.
posted by probably not that Karen Blair at 5:29 AM on February 13

So Sunday 2/21 at 1PM Eastern Standard Time?
posted by DMelanogaster at 5:31 PM on February 15

3 e/2 c/noon for west coast
posted by phunniemee at 6:43 PM on February 15 [1 favorite]

I put it on my calendar.
posted by kathrynm at 9:36 AM on February 16

Hello hello! I hope y'all are getting ready! Truman had a bath this week so I can hold him on my lap for an extended period of time without horking, yay.

We are going to use Jitsi as was suggested upthread--I just tried it out and it seems low frills and easy to use! It tops out as 50 participants, so as long as each of your individual gerbils doesn't join from their own personal devices we should be totally fine.

I will post the link in a comment on this thread on Sunday!

See you soon!
posted by phunniemee at 2:46 PM on February 19 [3 favorites]

Thank you for setting this up! Ollie's pretty sedentary and easy to roll around into position making him the perfect online meetup participant. Murphy's wiggly and easily bored, but I'll try my best to wrangle him on cam for a few.
posted by kimberussell at 9:05 AM on February 20 [2 favorites]

I have been called into work today so cannot attend. Bogus!!
posted by JanetLand at 6:10 AM on February 21

Looking forward to this at 3PM Eastern Time !!! (2pm Central)
posted by DMelanogaster at 8:16 AM on February 21

Is there a free option for jitsi, or only a free trial month? I figures I should get my sign-up sorted out before the IRL time, but it's lead me to an 'Upgrade to 8x8 Meet Pro for $12/year' page that looks like I'm agreeing to $0.99 a month if I click 'continue'. (I mean, I know I can always cancel before the free trial month ends and not get charged, but, is this my only free month or is there a guest option in future? Or would it be free if I just waited for the meeting link to get posted to this thread?)
posted by oh yeah! at 9:38 AM on February 21

Similar question to oh yeah! Do I have to download something, or just click the link?
posted by probably not that Karen Blair at 10:02 AM on February 21

How do we get into this event??
posted by DMelanogaster at 11:41 AM on February 21

When I tried it on Friday it worked fine just by clicking the link! Which I have not posted yet but am about to, I lost track of time making lunch.
posted by phunniemee at 11:42 AM on February 21

posted by phunniemee at 11:49 AM on February 21 [1 favorite]

Thanks, all! So lovely to see you and your pets! Off to moderate a political event, which will certainly be inferior in every way. :D
posted by ferret branca at 12:35 PM on February 21 [1 favorite]

I showed up late, was walking the dog! And spent the first couple minutes puzzling out Jitsi, whoops. Sounds like I missed some snails and horses. I didn't want to interrupt, so I just had my dog dance unannounced riiight before we left. I hope someone caught it! Nice to meet you and all your dogs, plus one cat photo!
posted by aniola at 12:36 PM on February 21 [2 favorites]

Thanks everyone! It was great to see your pets!
posted by mundo at 12:41 PM on February 21 [2 favorites]

Thanks for sharing your pets, everyone, and thanks phunniemee for organizing. That was great!
posted by probably not that Karen Blair at 12:47 PM on February 21 [3 favorites]

It was so nice seeing all your faces and all your pet friends!

I'm off to find my lint roller...
posted by phunniemee at 12:49 PM on February 21 [4 favorites]

That was fun, thanks for organizing! Y'all have great pets :)
posted by Sparky Buttons at 12:50 PM on February 21 [1 favorite]

And yes, I saw your dancing dog, aniola!
posted by Sparky Buttons at 12:51 PM on February 21

Thanks for organizing that, phunniemee. So great to see all the good boys and girls and, in my case, hermaphrodites.

As soon as I left the meeting I turned to the tank and all five snails were easily visible. Proof!
posted by bondcliff at 12:57 PM on February 21 [4 favorites]

ha! Thanks for making this happen, phunniemee. Sorry I was having technical problems or thinking I was having technical problems. It was delightful seeing all the pets! and friendly faces!
posted by DMelanogaster at 6:45 AM on February 22

Aw, I missed it. Again?
posted by functionequalsform at 12:09 PM on February 24 [1 favorite]

Yeah I would happily have another chill pets meetup maybe several weeks from now? What's folks interest on that?
posted by phunniemee at 1:45 PM on February 24 [1 favorite]

I would do this again - can't guarantee the herd will not be in the middle of naptime, but it was nice to see the other animals and Mefites too
posted by Sparky Buttons at 1:05 PM on February 25

I really really wanted to attend, but it was the kiddo's birthday and since we couldn't have a party, we had to work double time to make sure he had a great day. I'd be in for the next round, though.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 8:20 AM on February 26

I can rent a cow for this or grab a pigeon out of the sky. It depends on how loose the term "pet" is.
posted by ihaveyourfoot at 3:24 PM on February 27

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