Palm Ponderings

Hey, It’s Jet Here.

For my Spring Semester Scooby Doo Academy Psychology class, we must run experiments.  After one of our morning constitutionals last week, Mom pointed out a possible opportunity.  Living in South Florida, lots of governmental humans feel the urge to plant rows of palm trees on major roads to increase the “elegant” factor.  I’m certainly not complaining; they provide wonderful sniffing and emptying the tank locations.  One certain side effect for the homeowners; palm fronds routinely falling and blocking sidewalk and driveway access.

The scent of a downed palm frond always catches my attention.  I must smell the whole frond, no matter which section I encounter first.  Some fronds measure 6-8 feet which gives Mom and JJ time to practice their patience skills.

When we confronted one such frond placed like the middle stick of a capital H on the sidewalk, here’s what happened: (broken down for scientific research purposes…)

  • I stopped just shy of the frond, causing Mom and JJ to break their forward momentum, unexpectedly.
  • JJ and Mom looked around admiring the morning while I began my sniffing circuit.
  • After deciding the frond contained satisfying, yet not outstanding scents, I intuitively placed two paws in front of the frond and two paws behind it lining up the frond’s center directly under my belly.
  • You know where this is going, right?  Yup, gave it a thorough “Jet was Here” tank emptying!
  • You know what JJ did? Nothing, she daintily skirted the frond around its left edge and moved along.
  • You know what Mom did?  Nothing, she daintily leapfrogged over the frond.

Initial Conclusion:  Men are still from Mars and Women are still from Venus!

Another great psychological day.

4 thoughts on “Palm Ponderings

  1. Palm fronds are great for dragging ’round the garden too. Flo finds it particularly amusing to grab on to the opposite end of one as I’m trying to move it to the pile which gets collected by the gardener. Hmmm. Those wiry seed hangers that drop off them (I’m sure they’ve got a name, but it won’t be as good as ‘wiry seed hanger’) also provide hours and hours of fun. You can drop your toys into the middle of them and create a kind of nest, or you can systematically chew each little bit off and leave them lying all over the deck.

  2. Hi sweet Jetty – I think you deserve an A plus on this Scooby doo Academy class. Love how you describe how you sniffed around then peed on it!! very smart (funny and cute also!!) – now all the other canines will know that is your palm frond. Cassie does get intrigued with the smells of the fronds and always gives them a good sniff or two but so far never has peed on one.

    Thanks for another funny store and visual – and for making my day a little bit brighter!

    sending kisses and hugs to you, JJ, Mom, Rachel, Puffy and Fluffy xoxoxo

    • Hey, it’s Jet here. Hi Miss Wendy. Sorry for the late reply, Mom fell asleep early.

      Wow, an A, yippee yahoo! Glad you liked my story. Yes, it is MY palm frond, thank you for emphasizing the point.

      I always want to bring a smile to your face Miss Wendy. :)

      Morning kisses from me, hugs from JJ to you, Mr. David, Jacob, Cassie, Rex and Barkley.

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