Thankful Thursday: Awards and Appreciation

Hey It’s Jet Here.

We’re participating in the Channukah Crawl this year, whoo hoo! Today, our fellow Florida pal, Gizmo along with Chazz are up.  Tomorrow, share more cool Hannukah (I know, I spell it differently!) info with Catself and PerPetually Speaking.

As promised, we wanted to officially thank Miss Ann from My Pawsitively Pets for bestowing the super special Blog of the Year Award. Here are the official rules:

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1.  Select the blog(s) you think deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award.

savvy-and-jet-sidebar-revSavannah’s Paw Tracks – Besides being our BFF (best feline friend) and serving as Savannah’s Champion, Savvy and Miss Linda craft fun, meaningful and intelligent posts.  Their monthly series, Real Rescue Cats/Dogs are Talking supurrlatively capture adult rescue stories and touch a full range of emotions.

Mollie’s Dog Treats – Mollie, Alfie, and Miss Stella write posts that make us laugh.  Can you top their pawesome efforts to Frankenweenieize and Christmasize any creature who makes a request,  and grant our special request to Hannukahtize JJ and I? Plus they send out pawesome, artisan treats and bandannas!

The Princess Tails – Princess Zena’s (we call her PZ) creative story telling and clever writing make her posts most enjoyable.  We love watching PZ heal after losing Zach and integrate Raffles into her pack.

mischief master classSnoopy’s Dog Blog – What can we say about a published author, who donates half his proceeds to Therapy Dog organizations, whose chosen field of expertise is mischief?  We can say he’s our friend.

A Tonk’s Tail – We so enjoy the three distinct voices of FaRaDaY, Maxwell and Allie along with their great info and humor.

Long Life Cats and Dogs – Well the tales and posts emanating (VBP – Vocab Builder Project) from S. Africa delight our appetite for intrigue, raising springboks, art, global animal rescue, and all things creative.

follow-up-fridayHeart Like a Dog – Not only did Miss Jodi create Follow Up Friday, she, Sampson and Delilah took on a calendar project, The Dogs of Blogville, to benefit two fellow bloggers who suffered greatly from Hurricane Sandy.

tasty tuesdaysSugar and Kol for creating Tasty Tuesday, one of our favorite posts of the week; they provided a delicious outlet for our QC (quality control) responsibilities as Mom’s Kitchen K9s.  Sugar shares gorgeous photos with tour guide worthy posts, insight into See Beautiful, and an unending sweet disposition.  We so enjoy Kol’s writing style and Miss Jodi sure knows her way around a kitchen for K9s!

Please do not feel left out; we could have gone on for days you all are so talented … 

2 Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen – there’s no minimum or maximum number of blogs required – and ‘present’ them with their award.  Check!

3 Please include a link back to this page and include these ‘rules’ in your post (please don’t alter the rules or the badges!)

4 Let the blog(s) you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the ‘rules’ with them.  Will do.

5 You can now also join our Facebook group – click ‘like’ on this page  and then you can share your blog with an even wider audience.

6 As a winner of the award – please add a link back to the blog that presented you with the award – and then proudly display the award on your blog and sidebar … and start collecting stars… We therefore return the kindness and send the Award back to Miss Ann!

Lastly, Mom wanted to thank Mr. Andy and Miss Judy for sending a picture of Austin enjoying his Hannukah prezzies from Mom!

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Another great award day.

P.S. – Please forgive Mom, she’s kind of doing the minimum of transcribing comments and visits, she’s still “under the weather.”

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

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Did You Hear the One About…

Hey It’s Jet Here.

So, Mom and I, (ok, Little Miss Happy, Happy, too), jumped up and down when we learned that Miss Annette and Snoopy published their Pawesome book on that Amazon place.

mischief master classWe did a longer happy dance when we realized Snoopy and his Mum generously gave Mom an editing credit.

Mischief Master Class [Kindle Edition] Annette Vivian (Author), Lori Moldovan (Editor)

Of course, if I, Mischief Minded Jetty, did not:

  1. Perform dashing fetes (VBP – vocab builder project) of Mischief,
  2. Expertly dictate same to Mom,
  3. Remind her to rapidly submit THREE posts to choose from (yes, because I’m THAT good!) when Snoopy requested, (Mom couldn’t pick the best… she’s too close to the talent!)

jet with berry branchWe might have missed our selection by Snoops for Rule 2 – Hide The Evidence.  Can you believe Snoops and Miss Annette included us in the book’s preview video, whoo hoo!

Oops, I digressed, got a little carried away with my new found 15 seconds of fame…

You see on Thursday morning, when I lovingly woke Mom at 4:30 a.m. to get a head start on her day, she came upon an email from a friend in Cayman.

Mr. Adam, “A friend of mine recommended this on Facebook and the name of the editor caught my eye.”   Mom nearly fell out of her chair.  How did Mr. Adam find Snoopy’s book one day after Miss Annette published it?

six degrees of separation 2She emailed Miss Annette, who was soundly sleeping three time zones away.  Later in the day, after the ladies corresponded for a while, it turns out that a friend of Miss Annette’s relative knows Mr. Adam.  Mom says it’s like this thingie called 6 degrees of separation…

IMG_1302Mom has five friends downloading the book so far, we hope you will to.  Half of the profits go to help Therapy Dogs.  Mom has a fondness for therapy dogs as many of you know because she and my golden sister, Koko, volunteered at our local children’s hospital for 4.5 years.

Another great literary day!

P.S.  Big Happy Birthday Wishes to my Human Sister, Rachel! Xoxoxoxoxo

P.P.S.  If anyone would like my pawtograph, let me know… I promise to remain grounded Jetty, no celebrity tantrums here, uh uh, no paparazzi at Casa Jetty, no diva food requests, no drama …….

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 – Gratitude Edition

Hey It’s Jet Here.

Before we begin, here’s last year’s Black Friday post!

Our 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 recently turned her wonderful idea into a new blog hop!  Check out her Dogs of Blogville Calendar and vote!  Proceeds from the upcoming sale will help 2 of our fellow bloggers hurt badly by Superstorm Sandy.

Saturday – A View from Above

After reading about the Puffster returning to drink from the “fountain of fresh water” otherwise known as Mom’s bathroom sink, many of you expressed your understanding and experiences when a loved one Crosses Over the Rainbow Bridge.  You see, ever since our Sweet Fluffy crossed in August, Puffy had not ascended (VBP – vocab builder project) to Mom’s sink, one of the places he and Fluffy visited together many times daily.

Thanks for the compliments on my wrestling move (the Disappearing Jetty), Little Miss Chewminator and I seem equally matched, I have more brawn, she has more strategic moves!  In the end, neither of us “win”, we enjoy the play.

Black & White Sunday – Greased Lightening 

When I posted about the appearance of my racing stripes which ultimately led Dr. Schaffer to determine I have hypothyroidism, a few of you asked to see the racing stripes Mom described in the post.  Since my coloring fits into the theme of the Sunday Blog hop, she tried to highlight each stripe on each of my front paws.  Oh did you guys (Mom’s NJ term of endearment) get a kick out of them!  You also enjoyed Mom’s reference to the car, Greased Lightening, from the play/movie GREASE.

Mischief Monday – Keyboard Woes

I personally want to express my gratitude for your caring and creative suggestions regarding Mom’s now wacky keyboard issues.  The poor woman is sprouting grey hairs by the millisecond!  Now, I cannot report any scientific evidence, however, I’m happy to share that since all of you sent your positive vibes our way… the keyboard has played nice for two whole days!!!

Tasty Tuesday – Green Cigars

Lots of positive feedback on Mom’s recipe brought big smiles to her face. JJ and I, Mom’s faithful Kitchen K-9s, continue to surprise and delight you with our ambitious palates!  You enjoyed seeing us chomp on our collard green stems.  A few humans and a few fellow K9s thought they might like to try their respective parts of the veggie!  My turtle friends at Underneath the Shell, had a great idea; they love the leaves and we love the stems so why not share?!

Wordless Wednesday – Turkey: The Money Shot

Oh we fooled some of you who thought that was me patiently waiting? for a proper serving of the yummy bird.  Nope, Mom had NO intention of cooking a turkey since she had plans to ABANDON Casa Jet for Thanksgiving dinner.  Hmpf.  She enjoyed turkey at Miss Mary Ann’s house where my friend, Dixie, had a proper seat at the table.  Double Hmpf.  Thank goodness Miss Mary Ann loves us enough to send a turkey tidbit doggie K9 bag home with Mom.  Considering Mom fed us 2.5 hours late for dinner, sharing the tidbits with us after setting her keys down was the LEAST she could do.  Ah, heck, we loved the tidbits, loved Mom for giving them to us, enjoyed our dinner, had a breezy constitutional and a swell evening with Mom afterward!

Thankful Thursday – Unexpected Appreciation

Lots of you expressed interest and excitement about Snoopy’s upcoming book which Mom recently edited.  Don’t forget to place it on your holiday lists; a portion of the proceeds will go to therapy dogs.

You agreed with Mom and I that Snoopy and his Mum sent such a thoughtful gift.  You also resonated (VBP) with Mom’s perspective on gratitude.

Another great gratitude filled FUF day.



Thankful Thursday – Unexpected Appreciation

Hey It’s Jet Here.

Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate!  May your day be filled with family, friends, gratitude, appreciation, joy and abundance.  My human sister is out of town this year.  She and Mom chatted last night.  Rachel initiated a discussion about expressing gratitude and appreciation daily, not just on one day.  Mom beamed with pride on her side of the phone!

So, you may recall that Mom edited Snoopy’s upcoming  Mischief Master Class Book recently.  Snoopy and his Mum graciously showed their appreciation in a post.  When Mom read the post to us, you could tell she felt grateful in her heart because her face had a special kind of smile on it.

Well, in addition to the post, on the Sunday Mom finished her editing… the doorbell rang as Mom was cooking dinner.  When she went to the door, a delivery person stood there with a gift.

Unexpected appreciation fills the recipient with a layered type of gratitude.  For Mom, the first layer was the excitement of receiving a gift.  Then, after reading the card, she felt acknowledged (VBP – vocab builder project) for her contribution to help make Snoopy’s project a great success.  She felt that Snoopy and his Mum received her efforts as intended – from her heart.

You know, sharing such a personal project with another human takes courage, faith, and trust.  Mom’s grateful Snoopy and his Mum took the leap of faith, allowing Mom to read and edit their wonderful project.  (She will have another read through after our morning constitutional, in about an hour!)

Another great unexpected appreciation day.

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