Little Miss Gotcha Day

Hey It’s Jet Here.

We’re participating in the Channukah Crawl this year, whoo hoo! Today, share the last Hannukah (I know, I spell it differently!) post with Cat Wisdom 101.

Technically, Mom and I will complete this post on JJ’s official Gotcha Day, December 14th.  Due to Mom’s cold/flu thingie and flow of posts, we’re posting Saturday.

Can you believe a year ago today, Little Miss JJ joined the family?  Here’s how it happened:

Koko 10-16-08 2After my golden sister, Koko, crossed *OTRB* in September 2011, we grieved.  As you know, starting my blog lifted our spirits and has now become a treasured part of our lives.  In November, 2011, Mom and Rachel thought they could no longer live in Casa Jet without A) another girl to even the odds (Puffy, Fluffy and I v. Mom and Rachel) and B) a GOLDEN!

Mom and Rachel began compulsively checking Golden Rescue South Florida’s website and FB page.  They found a possible situation, visited the K9 in question and then… icky stuff happened.  Let’s say the universe wanted us to wait.  Rachel was crushed, Mom saddened and me… truthfully, I didn’t know any better.

hannukah 2011 008Inner workings aside, Mom received a call from Miss Lisa at GRSF on December 13, 2012, that a 5-6 year old female was sprung from Miami Dade Animal Services and Mom could meet her the next night.  Mom didn’t want to disappoint Rachel, so, she went alone.  Two minutes in the door and that was that, JJ came home for a sleepover FOREVER!

Mom opened the garage and told Rachel to get something in the kitchen after school the next day.  Rachel did NOT show enthusiasm.  Mom did the usual “beg the teenager thingie” and Rachel went in to find a golden tail swishing.  Mom heard the expected squeal of delight.  She and Mom named JJ, Skylar on the way to Dr. Schaffer’s to get Skylar checked out.

skylar and dr. schaffer

jasmineWhen we announced Skylar’s arrival, our blogpals did not join in agreement over the name.  What did Mom do?  She asked for submissions!  Miss Wendy, (no doubt you’ve seen her in our comment queue), recommended both Joy and Jasmine.  Since Mom liked Jasmine first and Rachel preferred Joy, they compromised with JJ.  Mom thinks JJ fits way better anyway and she liked having another K9 with a “J” name.  Little Miss Sweet, Spunky and Sassy quickly exhibited many personality traits on a daily basis, and we learned more and more about her as the time passed.

We’ll share more memories throughout the week.

Another great, JJ’s first Gotcha Day Celebration.

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

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Penny Crosses Over

Hey It’s Jet Here.

Mom has not had much time to review her regular FB of late.  (and no… Mr. Ron did not visit yesterday, nor has he called today.  :( .  Mom did speak to Mr. GoDaddy this morning and fixed 55% of her Kitchen Counselor 2 month old blog problem.  The next 10% will require another call to Mr. GoDaddy.)

Whoops, I digress again.  So… just now before hitting our comments, Mom popped over and saw this beautiful soul.

Penny shared her last years with Mom’s acquaintance, Miss Anneke.  Mom used to visit Miss Anneke’s needlepoint/knitting store for over 15 years.  Miss Anneke LOVES animals; she and Mom would swap stories when Mom popped in to purchase supplies.  She always had rescued cats in the shop and placed dozens of cats, dogs and ducks.

Here’s what Miss Anneke wrote today:

Penny was one of our Angora Goats. She was really, really special….. She was around 4 or 5, and had been “rescued” from an auction, we got her about two years ago…. She was so gentle, and had the most loving eyes. Ever. Penny Sue. Angora Goats are very delicate animals, and a virus took her from us way too soon.

Miss Anneke, we send our condolences, Jetty kisses and JJ hugs on the loss of your sweet Penny.  We know she will graze pain free Over the Rainbow bridge.  Perhaps she can visit with our dear Koko and sweet Fluffy.

Another great (in general), sad for Miss Anneke, day.

With Gratitude and Appreciation

Hey It’s Jet Here.

Guess what?  Yesterday, we received our First Ever Blog AWARD.  It’s this thingie called One Lovely Blog Award and Miss Jodi from JodiStone  bestowed the award on good ol’ Jetty boy!  Ok, Mom too.  We did this thing called beam with pride.  After all, Mom and I started my blog to lift our spirits last October after Koko crossed over the Rainbow Bridge.  Check out Miss Jodi’s blog; she shares her life with Samson and Delilah (great names for great K9s).  And… Miss Jodi is one of the BEST blogpals a K9 can have; she writes fun comments to me all the time.

Here are the rules for the One Lovely Blog Award:

  • 1. Link back to the one who gave you this award – see above
  • 2. Pass the award on to 15 other lovely bloggers.

Since Mom has three jobs, writes the Kitchen Counselor blog, Servings, the Newsletter, Kitchen Counselor Facebook and Twitter, she can barely keep up with my dictation and fan mail.  So, please do not get offended if she cannot subscribe to all the blogs I ask her to.  We want to acknowledge many of our new blogpals, (and their lovely blogs) who have so warmly welcomed us to the pet blogging world.

  1. Bailey Be Good
  2. Basset Momma
  3. Bongo Dog Blog
  4. Brown Dog CBR
  5. DogsnPawz
  6. Dr. Rayya’s Online Veterinary Journal
  7. Fabulous Flo
  8. For the Love of My Dogs
  9. Fluffy Popcorn
  10. It’s a Weinerful Life
  11. Margs Pets
  12. Roxy the Traveling Dog
  13. Rumpy Dog
  14. Snoopy’s Dog Blog
  15. Twiggy and Onyx

3. Follow the person who presented you with the award.    Okie Dokie.

Another great grateful and appreciative day.