Mischief Monday: Fine Motor Skills Required

Hey It’s Jet Here.

Last Wednesday night, Mom intended to get started on her Kitchen Counselor Servings Newsletter.  Instead, she spent 2 ½ hours on the phone with this person called Mr. AT&T.  We heard everything because she had Mr. AT&T on speakerphone.  This thingie called the internet connection wasn’t working.  She followed all of pleasant Mr. AT&T’s instructions.  He would ask Mom, “so, can you get online now?”  Mom would reply, “unfortunately, no.”


  • sat on the floor looking at the back of the thingie I try to melt into when it storms (CPU unit for you computer folks),
  • played with lots of wiry thingies,
  • clicked,
  • rebooted,
  • asked Mr. AT&T to check with his superiors,
  • she had lots of that patience stuff.

Many times during their conversation, it seemed like Mr. AT&T spoke French while Mom spoke Portuguese!  (not really, you know what I mean!)

Anyway, somewhere during hour number two, Mr. AT&T asked Mom to check this modem thingie.  Mom realized he meant gateway and told him she would need to go into another room.

JJ and I dutifully followed Mom to lend support.  Mr. AT&T asked what color the lights were.  Mom said
green.  He asked her to unplug/plug which required Mom to figure out lots of wiry stuff again on the floor.  She did and nothing changed.  Then Mom had a technical epiphany.  Look at what she saw.

She told Mr. AT&T, reconnected the wire, and poof, everything improved.  She hung up with Mr. AT&T (after a bit more stuff that messed up other parts of her computer like this Outlook thingie).

Mom assumed her contemplative (vocabulary builder) face.  She looked at me, then JJ, then Puffy, then Fluffy.  This sizing up looking process took about 5 minutes.  The hour chimed 11:30 p.m. and Mom told JJ and I that we were off the hook.  She told chatterbox Fluffy that she knew he didn’t do it.  She glared at Puffy and said, “How did you do it this time? Only you have the fine motor skills to fuss with that wire, Sir Puffy.  Look what you caused.”  He stared Mom down indifferently, feeling quite proud of his technical skills.

Another great wiry 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.  (Unfortunately, WordPress does not accept the coding.)


36 thoughts on “Mischief Monday: Fine Motor Skills Required

  1. Hey Jet,

    It seems your Mum is pretty good at working out who the Mischief Maker is buddy!! Glad you didn’t get framed…. 🙂 That was very impressive from Puffy though…. 🙂

    Have fun,

    Your pal Snoopy 🙂

    • Hey Snoopy, Jet here.

      You are correct my friend. Shhh… besides being the Kitchen Counselor, she’s a lawyer by education, so, I think she is this thing called judicious before she accuses any of us of anything! 🙂

      I know, but, Snoop, don’t give the Puffster too many accolades, he’s already quite full of himself!

      Have a great day.

    • Hey Fred, Hey Gloria, Jet here. Hi Miss Janet.

      Puffy, through Mom… Yes, I am the smartest, cleverest, creature in the house, 2 or 4 legged. I have more talent in one paw than the lot of them combined. I keep it under wraps most of the time, couldn’t resist this one!

      Mom… So true, computer issues are the pits!

  2. Hi Y’all,

    Snowin’ and blowin’ here so I thought I’d just hop by to say “hi” and see how y’all are doing.

    Hope y’all had a great weekend and have a fantastic week! Sounds like it’s off to a good start now that you’re off the hook for the computer problems.

    Y’all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

    • Hey Hawk, Jet here.

      Snowin’? Blowin’? We’ve had Pourin’ and Blowin’! Wow, isn’t that unusual for this time of year Hawk?

      Our weekend was rough because of the boomin’… Yes, always appreciate not getting blamed for mischief!

      Have a great week yourself…

    • Hey it’s Jet here. Hi Miss Wendy,

      I’m allowing Puffy to handle the dictaphone a bit today. Miss Wendy, first may I thank you for your hugs and kisses each day. I’m not a super soical guy, however, deep down, I really appreciate the love.

      Miss Wendy, I am completely above so called shenanigans, I proclaim my innocence!

    • Hey Rumpy, Jet here.

      I’m giving Puffy the dictaphone… I completely agree, I would NEVER be so OBVIOUS as to leave tracks… I proclaim my INNOCENCE! Thanks for your support, especially since you are a K9.

    • Hey it’s Jet here. Hi Miss Wendy.

      Right back at ya… Mom got home late from a productive meeting. She has a super busy week.

      Jetty kisses and JJ hugs to you, Mr. David, Jacob, Cassie, Rex and Barkley oxoxoxoxo

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s