Mischief Monday: Guess Who Came for Dinner?

Hey It’s Jet Here.

Last week, I was hanging out in the kitchen watching Mom begin preparing her “leftover mix” dinner, while Little Miss “I Must Take Recipe Notes” watched more closely.

Out of the corner of her eye, Mom saw a swish of golden fur outside the kitchen window.  Her first response – double check to see that Little Miss Golden Girl was in the kitchen and that Mom was not experiencing double vision!  Confident that her eyesight was not playing tricks on her, (did I tell you that Mom failed the eye test at the driver’s license bureau this past spring?  Yup, went in and failed… had no idea she needed glasses, poor thing! Whoops, I digressed again…) she properly looked out the window.

Our buddy, Simba, wagging so hard he could have powered our refrigerator for a day, looked at Mom, patiently waiting for his invitation to come in.  Mom opened the sliding door and Simba bounded in for a grand entrance befitting another happy, happy golden!  We all greeted him enthusiastically and Mom wondered how long he had been “at large” because he smelled slightly swampy! (Which means we thought he might have already had a little swim in the canal!)

Anywhoo, Mom immediately texted his human big sister, Joanna, to see what she wanted us to do.  Turns out, Joanna now lives on campus at the University of Miami and was in the middle of a class!  She said she would drive over when class let out.  Mom replied no worries, Simba could join us for dinner and our evening constitutional.

Simba and JJ both felt the need to carefully scrutinize (VBP – vocab building project) Mom’s technique.  I thought we should frolick before dinner, especially since JJ and I already finished our dinner.  Mom tossed tidbits of sweet red pepper and carrots to all three of us while she assembled her dish.

Miss Joanna arrived about an hour later, just as we prepared to leave the house for our walk.  She shared that no one at her house (4 doors down) knew Simba had flown the coop and that, since he is HER dog, it was HER responsibility to deal with the situation.  Mom politely kept her thoughts to herself, with the exception of gently reminding Miss Joanna that she worried about Simba’s girth.  Mom mentioned that he heartily enjoyed our veggies (she was surprised!) and that we eat ½ as much kibble each day.  No judgment, just loving concern, because Simba is a super sweet, fun loving dude and we want him to stay healthy.

Another great dinner with friends, day.

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55 thoughts on “Mischief Monday: Guess Who Came for Dinner?

    • Hey Lady Litchi, Hey Sabre, Hey Boks, Jet here. Hi Miss Susan.

      Simba used to escape routinely. Over the last 6 months or so, way less… Our pack humans tried so hard to gently, yet firmly educate his family.

    • Hey Dakota, Jet here. Hi Miss Caren.

      Well, you see… sometimes it’s a fence issue (we think that issue has resolved) and many a time, one of the family members leaves the door open?! Quite puzzling…

  1. Hey Jets, Jack here. Those humans need a big lesson in how many dangers there are for a dog thats running loose. We have a dog in our neighborhood that escapes when there are storms. She usually busts through the screen on the patio and comes here. Ginger and I don’t like her and throw a fit. Mom locks us in the bedroom and brings her inside. I guess it is a good thing Mom does that because one time we were not home and someone found her miles away in the middle of a busy street. But we sure do hate being locked in the bedroom. Ummmm I know what you mean about girth. I went to the Vet and gained 6 pounds. Since Mom has had vertigo, Susie has been feeding us and boy does she make a good dinner. yummm. Mom has cut down on our food now and I am not happy but I don’t want to be heavy either. I will probably lose it when I go North for Thanksgiving and have the Brucifer to run me ragged.

    • Hey Jack, Hey Ginger, Jet here. Hi Miss Rebecca.

      Oh no, vertigo, ICKY… Mom’s had that a time or two for a few months each time. She finally found out it was a MIDDLE ear infection and treated it with homeopathic medicine for $6! Sure hope your feeling on the level now.

      I remember you mentioning about that dog who busts through the patio screen. hmpf… Dude, consider it your good deed/mitzvah…

      How super scary that she was found miles away one time. All the neighbors have tried, believe me!

      Uh oh, 6 lbs? Watch for next Monday’s post…

      Brucifer, huh!! BOL… Sounds like a hoot. Does Ginger go as well???

      • Hey Jets. Yep we all go. Mom usually does not take a vacation without us. It is over 1,000 miles but I enjoy the drive. The princess not so much but after a while and a chill pill she does fine. Mom puts the Rav’s back seat down and puts our beds there for us to lay on. All the luggage goes on top. We spend the night in a hotel, Mom gets us our own bed but we usually end up with her. I liked the Towne and Country better. Now that was a great ride. Even Ginger did not mind riding in it. However the lease was up and Mom went for an economy ride.
        My cousin Brucifer is a funny guy. Bro you know I am an easy going surfer dude. Bruce and I usually get along, but every once in a while he gets possessed and tries to dominate me, if I don’t give in he jumps me and doggie sucker punches me. Then he is back to being best buddies. He usually treats Ginger with a lot of respect but at Christmas he jumped her and I had to get involved, if you know what I mean. My Aunt Val bought him a muzzle and he spent the Christmas vacation looking like Hannibal Lecter. Aunt Val said that if we come Brucifer will wear his muzzle. She rescued another dog, Dozer, a chocolate lab and he is an easy going dude like me. I can’t wait to meet my new cousin.

      • Hey Jack, Hey Ginger, Jet here. Hi Miss Rebecca.

        Whoo hoo, road trip with Mom! Yeah, my mom had to economize, too… at least they haven’t shrunk us! Hotel? Dude, you’re living the good life. Mom has never taken me to a hotel! Do you sing in the car with her? Listen to stories?

        BOL… Hannibel lecter! Sorry he got rough… can’t wait to hear about Dozer… take some pics when you go, ok?

  2. Wow – glad you were home and were able to watch Simba till his owner came home. Gosh – it’s really startling to know that despite trying to educate certain pet owners, they remain pretty clueless. Hopefully her light bulb comes on soon!

    • Hey Mollie, Hey Alfie, Jet here.

      You sure you’re not a retriever??? Mom says JJ and the retriever part of my heritage stick to her like velcro! The collie part of me enjoys some “me” time!

      We always want you safe, so, glad you’re glued to Mom! 🙂

  3. Hey Jet,

    Did JJ invite Simba over for Dinner and forget to tell your Mum? Sorry she got out but happy she knew where to come!! Maybe she needs a GPS alert system, I’ve got one and Mum loves it! 🙂

    Wags to all

    Your pal Snoopy 🙂

    • Hey Snoopy, Jet here.

      Uh Snoop? Uh, Simba’s a dude… remember, he was one of JJ’s potential suitors!!!

      What a pawesome suggestion… will text to Miss Joanna… maybe they can get him one for a holiday gift! 🙂

  4. Hi sweet Jetty – Very sweet that Simba came to visit – you have such a great household Jetty – everyone wants in!!

    so thankful that your amazing Mom was home and was able to keep Simba safe until her owner came home. I worry about poor Simbas safety – and I know what Mom means about gently reminders/advise to other pets owners -we have many dogs in our neighborhood and I have to bite my tongue alot!

    LOVE the pics – Simbas face looks so cuddly and squishy (probably due to being heavey!!) too bad his Mom can’t walk him now the weather is just perfect for nice long walks – maybe his Mom will pick up your Mom;s cue about veggies!!! I hope so he is a sweetie pie!!

    sending oodles of goodnight hugs and kisses too you, JJ, Mom, Rachel and Puffy xoxoxo

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

      Mom knew you would understand the need for tact with Simba’s family. Like we mentioned to someone else today, there is more to the story, and we want to stay positive. Let’s just say, he isn’t always the #1 priority in their super busy well meaning household.

      Oh he is a fun dude, so happy… I don’t mind him hanging out with us.

      Sending dark sky Jetty kisses and JJ hugs to you, Mr. David, Jacob, Cassie and Rex xoxoxoxo

  5. good food can easily bring both human and k9 to your home 😉

    I should make cutlebone+veggie jelly for my turtles again one of these days. it has complete nutrition for all three of my dearest

    • Hey Leroy, Hey Sherman, Jet here. Hi Miss Jen.

      Thank goodness he often makes a beeline for Casa Jet when he escapes! Yes, we just treat him like family until his family can retrieve him!

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