Wordless Wednesday…JJ Wants Mom Home

Still no Mom, maybe in a day or so. I am doing OK, but I am the Big Guy Jet…so I keep my strong manly dog face on…but it is getting hard…

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Yes, someone keeps my food bowl filled at meal time and I get a bit of walking…its hard helping JJ, Little Miss No One Has It Better Than Me, keep her spirits up.  She mostly keeps something stuffed in her mouth to help her feel better…sort of like Lionel’s blankie…only kind of more substantial (VBP)…

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I just hope that antler doesn’t become a permanent part of her mouth…Mom won’t be pleased.

Another lonely without Mom day here at Casa Jet

Monday Mischief…Calling Foul Play

This is MISCHIEF for sure!!

No Mom at home!!  So I, big guy Jetty, am calling “Mischief” on the doctors and hospital who are keeping our Mom AND they won’t even allow us to go visit and give her warm healing cuddles and nose kisses…I call Foul Play!

And even little Miss I Never Call Mischief On Anyone, JJ, is calling Mischief on whatever is keeping Mom away from home.

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I want my Mom home as fast as she can get here…BUT…ok, ok…I know…she needs the doctors to make sure she is all fit to come home. So here is what we know so far…she will be in hospital at least until this Wednesday.  She is having lots of tests, procedures done and they are taking so much blood for testing we fear she may need transfusions from us canines…hmmmm…wonder if she would grow a tail as pretty as mine????

Sorry, I digressed…

She appears to have some type of auto immune problem and the doctors are sort of stumped…so that’s why all the tests. My BFF Savannah and her Mom Linda are keeping in close contact with Mom so we know all that is going on, but we miss her lots.

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So, keep those healing tail wags and purrs coming to Mom Lori, she needs every one of them!  We appreciate all of our furriends who have called Mom, texted, and sent email to her.  Just so you know, she cannot get on line to look at our bloggy, or to even read all your wonderful comments right now. But she will do that just as soon as she remembers her Apple ID so she can get on line…BOL…you have to love her…not a tech savvy Mom…but she belongs to me and JJ and we love her.

Another fretful day of medical Mischief at Casa Jet

Medical Problems…But We Dogs Have Mom Covered

Oh, hi everyone. We just want to let you all know that Mom Lori had to go to Urgent Care and then Emergency last night. She is now in hospital until at least Monday, January 21.  Our good kit-kat friend Savannah and her Mom Linda are helping us paw this message.

Definitely NOT LIFE THREATENING…but she has some stomach problems, but the docs are taking care of her, our huSister Rachel is helping Mom and helping Mom’s good friends make sure JJ and I are just fine.

Little Miss I Can Take Care Of Mom and I are preparing to nurse Mom back to health. I have my Scooby Doo Nurse Academy Backpack all ready and Little Miss I Wanna Be The Doctor has her stethoscope and doctor bag all ready too.

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We regret that we can’t respond to all your wonderful comments and hope you will forgive our absence. Savannah and Mom Linda are keeping in touch and if we can get another post pawed later we will.

Thanks lots for understanding and if you don’t mind, send Mom Lori some purrs, healing tail wags and kind prayers and lots of loving thoughts…we sure would appreciate it.

Just another taking care of Mom day at Casa Jet

Vocabulary Building Project Blog Hop! Mystery Solved.

Hey It’s Jet, Savannah and Texas Here.

By now, you probably figured out that Texas, Savannah and I have put our collective fur together, (ok, our Moms helped, too), to make the Vocabulary Building Project an official Blog Hop!

We enjoyed giving you hints all week: click here for here for Texas’ post, here for Savannah’s post, and here for my post in case you missed them..

How did we begin? Texas and Savannah turn to Jet…you better tell this part, Jet…

Oh, Ok…Jet Here… let me tell you how Mom and I started this a long time ago on our blog:

Mom’s Papa always asked his children and grandchildren to keep pen and paper beside their beds so when they read their books and came upon an unknown word they could jot it down to look up later. When the family got together they played lots of vocabulary building games. So, when Mom and I began blogging, she wanted to avoid word ruts.

Last spring, Mom inquired whether Savannah and Miss Linda might like to collaborate (VBP) on making VBP a hop… Savannah and Miss Linda introduced us to Texas and Miss Carine creating the VBP Planning Committee.

We’ve been working diligently (VBP) ever since! Miss Ann, Zoey and Maggie from Zoolatry created a pawsome badge, which Miss Carine did really high tech thingies to! Check out Zoey, Prop Mistress extraordinaire, helping with badge arrangements.

First, she made sure the dictionary was sitting properly (VBP) on the table… (notice it is our very special dictionary with all our initials on it)…

Then she had to hop up to make sure it was going to stay straight for the photo shoot and she wanted to see if she could get the bookmark stuck in too…

Great job Zoey, thanks for the help!… as you can see, our VBP Badge is pawfect!

So let’s all talk about what to do now…

How to pawticipate


The Vocab Building Project, or VBP, is a blog hop that invites you to

learn new vocabulary and how to use it,

have fun in the process, using new words in a weekly blog post,

discover new blogs and make new friends.


What do you have to do? It is very simple.

  1. Every Thursday, Jet, Savannah, and Texas will write a blog post containing 2 to 3 words or expressions that are not often used in their blog posts (see examples here, here, and here),
  2. If you decide to join us in the fun, you have one week (you can pick any day you wish, from Thursday to the next Wednesday, that’s how flexible this blog hop is!) to write a blog post containing 2 to 3 words or expressions that you do not use often – it does not have to be the same as the hosts’, this is your choice,
  3. Pick one of the following badges by copying its code below (select the text in the box, right-click on selected code and copy), paste the code in your post (you have to paste it in the Text/HTML section when you write your post), write your post and don’t forget to add (VBP) after each new word you are using. We strongly suggest you only use 2-3 just to keep it easy and interesting,
  4. When your post is online, enter its URL/permalink by clicking on the Inlinkz image that you will find at the bottom of our Thursday VBP post,
  5. The following Thursday, at the end of our VBP posts, we will link to all the participating blogs, so that we can all visit participating blogs.

Any question? Leave a comment below and we will get back to you as soon as pawsible!

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Another great Vocab Building Project Blog Hop day!



Unraveling the Moving Letters Mystery

Hey It’s Jet Here.

Have you followed this week’s clues starting with Savannah on Monday?

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and Texas on Tuesday?

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Texas thinks I might have the answer…

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Well, the craziest thingie is happening at Casa Jet…

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I had to contact Savvy and Texas via Savannah’s super cool three way transport tunnel… to request a meeting…

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Check back tomorrow to see if we solved the Moving Letters Mystery!

Another great, yet mysterious day!

Thanks to BlogPaws for sponsoring the Wordless Wednesday Hop.

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B4TC – Food Banks for Pets

Hey It’s Jet Here.

Texas-buildingBefore we begin, we piqued (VBP) your mystery of the fun kind yesterday with Clue #1 on my BFF, Savannah’s post yesterday.  Today, may we direct your attention to Clue #2 by visiting my buddy, Texas!

Mom disappeared from early morning until late night with a brief return mid afternoon yesterday.  Remember I mentioned she secured another part-time job?  Well, turns out, she’s now part of the Chef/Instructor team of common threads logoCommon Threads in Miami.   From the Common Threads website: “We teach low-income children to cook wholesome and affordable meals because we believe that through our hands-on cooking classes we can help prevent childhood obesity and reverse the trend of generations of non-cookers, while celebrating our cultural differences and the things people all over the world have in common.”  Founded by Chef Art Smith, yes, Oprah’s first personal Chef, Little Miss Kitchen K9 and I are proud Mom will help other human’s eat healthy.

joplin tornadoWe now understand Mom’s “pet peeve” that in an abundant country such as ours, so many humans and animals go hungry.  Multiply by a weather crisis like Hurricane Katrina, the Joplin tornadoes or Superstorm Sandy and lives can change irreparably (VBP) in an instant.

pet food donationDuring the Hurricane Katrina aftermath, Mom’s ex-Mother-in-law gave her leftover pet food coupons from her grocery demo.  Mom and her friend, Ellen, used a bunch to purchase bags of food for delivery to our Animal Rescue for an organized transport to New Orleans.

pongo warehouseWe know from reading, so many of our blogpals help out.  You may or may not have heard about Pet Food Banks or Pet Food Pantries.  During these stressful economic times, when so many families have lost their homes, unexpectedly downsized, or suffered long term job loss, food banks have made an ever increasing impact.  Pet Food Banks and Pet Food Pantries help keep beloved furfamily members in the home instead of surrendered to overcrowded shelters or worse.  We found a great site which differentiates (VBP) between food banks, food pantries, soup kitchens and other similar terms.

To find national Pet Food Banks or Pet Food Pantries in your area, SEARCH either of those terms.

We think  Sugar and Kol will understand our lack of recipe today and still permit us to join the Tasty Tuesday Hop, today is our forty-first participating post!

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Another great, thank goodness for food banks/food pantries day.



Little Miss Pouncerator

Hey It’s Jet Here.

pizap-com13579540599831_ipad-searchGuess what?  We’re very excited at Casa Jet this week because a mystery of the fun kind is brewing.  Follow along if you’re curious beginning with my BFF, Savannah’s post today.

Mom had another full weekend.  She actually asked for Saturday off… no post, no commenting, just resting and some work that needed attending.  I gave her time off for good behavior.  Of course we had spa day!

um basketballSunday, she visited Nana and Poppi, from early morning until late afternoon (4 hours of driving).  She told us she needed to lie down for thirty minutes before feeding us a slightly early dinner, taking us on a slightly early constitutional, grabbing a quick shower and then off to her first UMiami Basketball game of the season. (Thanks to Grandpa who shared his tickets!)

Halfway into our snuggle time, the bell rang and rang and rang, which means Ruby wants to visit!  Little Miss Door Greeter pouncing dalmationjumped off the bed with so much energy, enthusiasm, verve (VBP) and voice.   The only hitch?  She used Mom as her springboard!  Mom uttered a huge “OUCH” as Little Miss Rocket Launcher planted four paws and 60 lbs. of forward motion on various tender spots of her body.  Mom didn’t answer the door, so JJ returned within a minute or two and excitedly leapt into bed landing on Mom in almost the exact same places, causing another loud “OUCH” from poor Mom.

Later when Ruby and Mom walked us, Ruby told us that she thought an old woman had shouted “GET OUT” and ran home to her dad worried that something was wrong.  Mom explained what had happened and they discussed how Little Miss Pouncerator didn’t mean to hurt Mom.  As you can imagine, we do not have photos from this event… however, I’m calling unintended mischief on JJ!  (again!)

Another great golden launch 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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