Literary Mischief, Part II

Hey It’s Jet Here.

In case you missed Part I, click here and here.

dog book clubMiss Beverly generously lent Mom a book about a month or so ago.  Because of Mom’s schedule, she’s read the book in bits and pieces, currently having about 30 pages to go.  Little Miss Women’s Book Club decided to read along with Mom as well.

Often, when Mom reads before bed, she marks her page, closes the book and lays it down beside her pillow.  Sometimes her books receive the same treatment as eggs kept warm by chickens.  Yes, Little Miss Book Club and I inadvertently (VBP) will lay on Mom’s books, so she forgets to place them on her side table the next day.

At some point, Little Miss Weekly Reader decided to catch up on her chapters.  When Mom next finds time to read, she discovers the following:

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I, Jetty, cultured gentleman of letters, will demonstrate the proper form for reading!

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Another great literary mischief day!

P.S.  Wishing a Happy, Healthy and Abundant New Year to All!  Stay safe tonight.  I will spend the festivities in the closet with Mom and Little Miss Barkarooni!

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Our Seventeenth Black & White Sunday: An Unexpected Visit with Austin

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Austin’s Mom called my Mom yesterday morning to see if she could swing by in the late evening to let Austin out.  Of course Mom said no problem and stuck around to give Austin lovies and… play with the Hannukah toys she gave him!

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Another great Austin playdate.

Thanks to My Life in Blog Years ​and Dachshund Nola for hosting the Black and White Sunday blog hop.

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Diamond Dogs

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One of the ladies in Mom’s biscuit earning office suite gave her this picture last week.

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Mom found the saying so true; she placed it on top of her printer to see it clearly throughout her workday.  When she told Miss Mary Ann at the corner after our evening constitutional, Miss Mary Ann nodded her head and said she had seen that quote before.

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I think I may have shared before that Mom waited over 30 years to share her life with a K9.  I’ve heard people ask Mom the following questions:

Don’t they shed?

sheddingMomYes, I totally don’t care; I’ve waited all my life to live with dogs.  We have tumbleweeds of different colors; my clothes remind me of their place in my life.  Fur adds protein to my dishes! That’s why they invented vacuums, lint rollers, sponges, paper towels, etc… 

Don’t you mind getting up so early?

MomNo, I’m a morning person and I’ve adjusted to Jetty’s schedule by doing work earlier and then squeezing in a nap! 

What about walking them in bad weather?

rainy day 6-23-12 006MomI will say that’s not my favorite occurrence, however, knowing you have to walk several times each day gets you up an out, reminds you to appreciate your surroundings, allows you to practice mindfulness, bonds you with your K9s, and makes you laugh… because what else can you do when you all look like soggy messes!  (I do wish I had a fenced yard with a doggie door!!!)

Do you resent having to interrupt your plans to take them out?

Mom: If I had a bigger family, this issue would be easier; however, I accept my promise and plan accordingly.

Don’t you find two big, hairy dogs too much?

9Mom: No, I’ve always been drawn to big, fluffy dogs.  I find petting their soft fur relaxing and calming.  I brush them most nights (JJ takes 5 minutes, Jetty about 20!)  Watching their bodies decompress (VBP) and their eyes close, trusting me to take care of them means a great deal.  When we walk, they make me laugh as they interact with the outside world.  I revel (VBP) in their enjoyment of the moment.  Also, it keeps my upper body strength strong! 

Don’t they cost a lot? 

Mom: Yes!  Have you heard a house referred to as a money pit?  And yet, the same homeowners will stand by their house like the Captain of the Titanic?  Same goes for furfamily members!  

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Ann’s Infographic the other day is a stark reminder of what you have in store when deciding to share your life with K9s (felines, too.)  For me, it’s a small price to pay for the invaluable experience of living with K9s.  I probably spend more on their food, treats, vet visits, accessories etc… than on myself at this point, due to changes in my financial condition.   I simply don’t care because the joy and mental wellness they bring to my life is… PRICELESS.

Another great “way to go” Mom day!

Thanks to Life With DogsConfessions of the Plume and Two Little Cavaliers for hosting the Saturday Blog Hop.

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Follow Up Friday – Cone of Courage Edition

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follow-up-fridayOur friend, Miss Jodi, Heart Like a Dog, initiated this great idea to update readers on previous posts.  She created a lovely badge to go with her idea and has successfully turned her wonderful idea into a robust blog hop!

Before I begin, may I write a BIG THANK YOU for checking on Mom and I to see how we’re feeling.  I’m kerplopping less out on our walks; however, I’m still rather uncomfortable.  Mom says I tolerate the first aid spray and the goopy medicine very well.  The Cone of Courage remains on 24/7 to defray (VBP) my desire to bite/scratch the area.  Mom seems to have improved about 20%; she continues to feel like her head is under water!  She kept her promise and rested a good bit last week.

Saturday – Merry Newfmas and Happy Houndlidays

ernieWe enjoyed participating in The Pet Blogger Gift Exchange hosted by the fetching Honey and Miss Pamela.  Many of you already knew our giftee, Newf and Hound, while several of you looked forward to meeting them.  Guess what?  Turns out my buddy, Snoopy, lives really close to Hazel, Ernie, Nooner and Foyle and wants to meet them!  Super cool!

Sunday – Cone of Courage 

cone of courage 1We appreciated your feedback which ranged from acknowledging our efforts to “turn our frown, upside down” to making lemonade from lemons, etc… Mom asked me to share she’s glad you found the photo moving.  So many of you have my back on this one, I feel the love!

Monday – Scientific Mischief 

human tangled in dog leashYeah, you could relate to Little Miss Bird Dog and my urges to uh… stray from the strict scientific endeavor of participating in this year’s annual Bird Count.  Glad you got a kick out of our Boa Leash maneuver!  Of course you understood our efforts to keep that arrogant Winchester in line!  My BFF, Savannah, requested a quill from that peacock, which, we will happily try to find when he next molts!

Tuesday – Tasty Tuesday Christmas Style 

christmasWe wished our blogpal community celebrating Christmas the appropriate greetings and asked how to properly do so in a few cultures.  We learned that in a few countries, it’s proper to say Happy Christmas, as Merry Christmas might imply (VBP) debauchery!  We even learned how to send good wishes in Dutch from Suki, Hiro and Miss DiandaVrolijk Kerstfeest!

Wednesday – Now I’m a Leaping Lord

Wowee, wow wow!  Can you believe Miss Ann bestowed such a Royal title on ‘ol Jetty boy?  Thanks for the positive feedback on my new skills.  I think that I may be ready to learn the game of kings… POLO!  Several pals worried about my ego… I want to quash (VBP) the notion that I will change as a result of my recent Royal titles… I remain your humble Jetty.  If I begin to show any difference, Mom PROMISES to keep me in line!

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Thursday – The Little Thingies 

shameless conesSo glad you feel the same way about gratitude for the “basics” (which are really a big deal, especially for those of us who had “before” times we do not want to think about.)  We all agree to take time each day to remind ourselves of how fortunate we are.  I’ll remind you, if you remind me!

As for my digression regarding the recent appointment of a new Secretary of State, our friends at the DogDaz Zoo wrote, “And you are so right about a Golden for Sec of State.”  I really feel Bo’s Dad made a mistake – there, I said it again!

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Another great Follow Up Friday holiday edition.



Thankful Thursday – The Little Thingies

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checklistMom mentioned that today marks the last Thursday of this calendar year.  She suggested I take stock of the little thingies I appreciate.  I compiled my complete list, which I’m afraid to start unraveling, since Little Miss Chewminator might get ideas!  I’ll share a few salient (VBP vocab builder project) points.

Of course, I’m thankful for life’s big thingies: safe forever home, abundant, healthy food, a loving family, a Mom who has a few biscuit earning places to go to, a great neighborhood pack and an amazing experience in Blogville.  I do not take these basics for granted because I did not have them in the “before” time.

Here are a few little thingies:

Blogpals like Miss Ann who sent Mom a link to Shameless Cones after reading about my most recent pyoderma occurrence.

shameless cones(They need to work on a manly man design!)

savvy-and-jet-sidebar-revBlogpals like Mollie and Alfie, Princess Zena, Lady Litchi, Savannah and Miss Ann who include me in their most creative endeavors.

My friends at Paradise Animal Center who take care of JJ and I: Miss Judy writes the kindest condolence cards and checks up on us multiple times after our visits, Dr. Schaffer tells funny jokes to take my mind off of the scary stuff (actually, he kisses me and scratches behind my ears, tells me I’m a good boy, etc…) and all the vet techs who love and care for us.

5Little Miss Happy Happy, who keeps me company and reminds me that the little things can really make your day; like wresting, snoozing, playing fetch, performing QC (quality control), birdwatching, window watching, sniffing, waiting for belly rubs, etc…

Speaking of Little Miss Winning Ways, I have a small bone to pick with Bo’s dad.  It has come to my attention that a certain Mr. John Kerry will become the next Secretary of State.  While I’m sure Mr. John will conduct himself in a way befitting of our nation, we think Bo’s dad overlooked the most stellar candidate.

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Bias aside, Little Miss Foreign Relations, could have continued the high standards set by females, Miss Hilary and Miss Madeline.  Who, I ask, who could resist the sweet face, the proactive paw shaking, the diplomatic presence of Jasmine Joy?

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Her name suggests it all – Jasmine of the Princess line for those countries with Royal families, Joy of body, mind and spirit to deal with the challenging issues facing much of the globe from a positive, sweet disposition.  I’m slightly disappointed… there, I said it.  What, Mom?  I digressed again?  Oops. 

Another great little thingies day.

We joined the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop hosted by Pepi Smart Dog (formerly by Cokie the Cat!)

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Now I’m a Leaping Lord!

Hey It’s Jet Here.

Hope all who celebrate Christmas had a great day yesterday.  Guess what?  While catching up on comments (we did over 70 yesterday), we saw that Miss Ann included us in the famous Christmas song… The 12 Days of Christmas!  Wowee, wow, wow!  Check this out!

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Gosh, I’ve recently been deemed a Prince, now a Lord, I could get a Royally swelled ego!!! (Nahhh… Mom would NEVER let it happen!)

Another great Leaping Lord Jetty day!

Thanks to BlogPaws for sponsoring the Wordless Wednesday Hop.

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Tasty Tuesday – Christmas Style

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Thanks to Sugar and Kol for initiating Tasty Tuesdays, today is our thirty-eighth participating post!

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To all our friends in Blogville who celebrate Christmas, Casa Jetty extends a Merry (U.S.) Happy (Australia, New Zealand and U.K.), Happy Happy (Little Miss couldn’t resist the double Happy!) Feliz Navidad (Spanish speaking countries) Christmas filled with family, joy, health, love, laughter, prezzies, belly rubs, ear scritches, walks, and of course, since it’s Tuesday… tasty tidbits!

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Another great Christmas Day!

Scientific Mischief

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Sorry we’re a late posting today, we had an extended morning snooze.  I’m still whimpering a bit over my tail situation and kerplopping a lot during our constitutionals.

annual bird countMom mentioned that she listened to NPR on Friday afternoon while waiting on line at the bank to make her biscuit money deposit.  Mr. Ira discussed the Annual Bird Count.

Little Miss Bird Dog and I discussed the issue overnight and on Saturday morning, we decided we might like to participate.  Remember my Avian Avalanche post?  We certainly have many varieties to tabulate.  And… as Jet – Scooby Doo Academy Ornithologist (VBP – vocab builder project) in Training, this would be a perfect independent project.

JJ and I sat right on the edge of the garage floor/driveway as I sniffed the unusually cold air, around 48 degrees.  I think my Cone of Courage elevated my upwind sniffing abilities.

human tangled in dog leashDuring this air sniffing procedure, I saw a big black bird with a large wingspan circling the sky on the wind currents.  We’re not sure what species, however, his movements excited Little Miss Bird Dog and I.  We contemplated communications; however, Mom anticipated our idea and gave us each a quick tug, so we did not wake the neighbors.

We did do the boa leash maneuver around Mom, giving us time to count a flock of passing egrets on our toes.  The squawky parrots cruised by next, in a 5-3-5 flight pattern.  JJ and I ran out of toes and decided to use fur strands to count.

8Of course, as if telepathic, arrogant ol’ Winchester paraded himself onto our path.  How could we help but do our job?  We barked our heads off!  Mischief you say?  Just because it was a holiday weekend and 6:30 a.m.?  Pshaw… it was all in the name of science!

Another great ornithological contributory day!

Thanks to Alfie’s BlogSnoopy’s Dog BlogMy Brown Newfies and Luna, A Dog’s Life…for sponsoring the hop!  Click on any of the sponsors to join the hop.

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Our Sixteenth Black & White Sunday – Cone of Courage

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Mom and I decided to turn the “Cone of Shame” upside down… meet the Cone of Courage!

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Another great Cone of Courage day.

Thanks to My Life in Blog Years ​and Dachshund Nola for hosting the Black and White Sunday blog hop.

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Merry Newfmas and Happy Houndlidays!

Hey It’s Jet Here.

Pet-Blogger-Gift-Exchange1When we read about Honey’s Pet Blogger’s Gift Exchange, we just knew we had to participate.  We emailed the fetching Honey and Miss Pamela and then… we found out our secret match, our pals at Newf and Hound!

Here are the rules:

  1. Share encouragement and compliments – Easy Peasy!
  2. Link up here – No problem! 
  3. Share on any and all social media – Hmpf… as you know, Mom limits me to blog only!

When we first met long haired dachshunds, Ernie, Hazel and Nooner, we got a kick out of the fact that they shared their forever home with Foyle the Newfoundland!  You can read how that all came about here.  You know how Mom feels about fluffy fur, so, we were hooked right away.  Furthermore, they live in Mom’s favorite area of the U.S., San Francisco.

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We love the diversity of subject matter, ranging from:

  • Their hiking adventures – you have to see the three petite Doxies keeping up with Foyle!
  • dachshund dressBucket Babe – Fashion.  Little Miss Fashion Plate ogled (VBP – Vocab Builder Project) the dachshund dress and thought a fall, auburn colored golden retriever pattern would look lovely, too!
  • DJ Track and Hound – they share playlists for different activities.
  • Foyle Fridays.
  • Nooner News.
  • 2012-12-17 Photo Transfer_5Crafts – This week’s project showed how to put the crew on wooden coasters with Mod Podge!
  • Training and Techniques – Check out the post where Foyle chases a coconut!
  • Treats and Food – we both posted reviews of chicken jerky on the same day! Great minds…
  • Letterpress posts show you how to make or where to purchase a variety of pressed prints or die cut items.
  • 6a0105358f3c48970b0134862ca249970c-500wiLandscape Design posts might discuss sustainable outdoor doghouses, planting a front yard garden or a water trough garden.  This topic appeals to our Kitchen K9 side as does the Treats and Food category!
  • One of our favorite categories carries the name – Make This Buy That.  No judgement, simply two options with links to resources.  We especially enjoyed the Raised Dog Feeder  and the Raised Dog Bed.  Mom would like to know if a handy manly-man arrives with the instructions!

We have to find out whether the NewfandHound’s human is affiliated with Etsy or simply enjoys viewing Etsy sites, because we read lots of Etsy references!  NewfandHound has a modern, clean format which we appreciate.  The tone of the writing stays modern too. (Their tag line is “We are 4 modern dogs living in a modern world! Join us on our adventures!” after all!) We would add the adjectives informative, creative, interesting, playful, and positive with gorgeous photos to boot!

Visit NewfandHound to see what Ernie, Hazel, Nooner and Foyle are up to.  Wish them a Merry Newfmas and Happy Houndlidays and let them know that Jetty sent ya!

Another great NewfandHound day!

Thanks to Life With DogsConfessions of the Plume and Two Little Cavaliers for hosting the Saturday Blog Hop.

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