Scientific Mischief

Hey It’s Jet Here.

Sorry we’re a late posting today, we had an extended morning snooze.  I’m still whimpering a bit over my tail situation and kerplopping a lot during our constitutionals.

annual bird countMom mentioned that she listened to NPR on Friday afternoon while waiting on line at the bank to make her biscuit money deposit.  Mr. Ira discussed the Annual Bird Count.

Little Miss Bird Dog and I discussed the issue overnight and on Saturday morning, we decided we might like to participate.  Remember my Avian Avalanche post?  We certainly have many varieties to tabulate.  And… as Jet – Scooby Doo Academy Ornithologist (VBP – vocab builder project) in Training, this would be a perfect independent project.

JJ and I sat right on the edge of the garage floor/driveway as I sniffed the unusually cold air, around 48 degrees.  I think my Cone of Courage elevated my upwind sniffing abilities.

human tangled in dog leashDuring this air sniffing procedure, I saw a big black bird with a large wingspan circling the sky on the wind currents.  We’re not sure what species, however, his movements excited Little Miss Bird Dog and I.  We contemplated communications; however, Mom anticipated our idea and gave us each a quick tug, so we did not wake the neighbors.

We did do the boa leash maneuver around Mom, giving us time to count a flock of passing egrets on our toes.  The squawky parrots cruised by next, in a 5-3-5 flight pattern.  JJ and I ran out of toes and decided to use fur strands to count.

8Of course, as if telepathic, arrogant ol’ Winchester paraded himself onto our path.  How could we help but do our job?  We barked our heads off!  Mischief you say?  Just because it was a holiday weekend and 6:30 a.m.?  Pshaw… it was all in the name of science!

Another great ornithological contributory day!

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21 thoughts on “Scientific Mischief

  1. Hiya Jetty! Nothing like a nice long nap on a slow morning pal…Mom told me a funny story about a lady named Janet Reno who used to be something impawtant in da govermint…Seems that while she was the top law enforcement person in Miami the police had to go out to her house all the time cause her naybors would complain about all the noise her peacocks made…Duz Winchester make a lot of noise? I get to see lots of birds too but never a parrot…guess they like yur place better…Hope yur tail is healing up nicely Say Hi to Miss L. and JJ fur me *pawwaves* Gizmo

    • Hey Gizmo, Jet here. Hi Miss JG.

      Guess what? Rachel’s Dad, Mr. Fred, worked 4 years for Miss Janet. We knew of her house well, it was… quite rustic according my Mom. Yes, peacocks are quite noisy when they squawk! Here’s the thingie… We live two miles from the old Parrot Jungle. Over the decades, there were MANY escapees… who bred in the wild… so, we have lots of wild parrots!

      My tail is eh…

      Will do… they send you belly rubs back!

    • Hey Brian, Jet here.

      Thanks dude, me too… it’s so uncomfortable.

      Merry Christmas to you and your fursisters, Mom and Dad. Hey dude? Any chance you’re gonna get a new hat? Mom thinks you look super cool in your current one, however wonders if you would like an expanded repertoire! 🙂

  2. Dear Jet and Family,

    We are sorry we did not stop by to wish you a Happy Hanukkah, but we hope you had a wonderful Hanukkah holiday with your family and loved ones! And we hope you are still enjoying the holiday season. We are glad to have met you this year and enjoy reading of your adventures and discoveries.

    Cheers,

    FurAngel Suka and K

    • Hey *FurAngel* Suka, Jet here. Hi Miss K.

      Oh please do not worry at all. Yes, we enjoyed a lovely Festival of Lights.

      Thank you for your kind words, we echo your sentiment. We enjoy the format of your blog and we always feel culturally expanded after reading each post.

      Our only sadness is that both of our homes lost such precious furfamily members… now furangels.

      Sending you Jetty kisses and JJ hugs to keep you cozy this holiday season. xoxoxoo

  3. Hey Jetty,

    I hope you’re feeling better really soon buddy – do you have to wear the cone of courage when you go out? I sure hope not, I don’t want the birds and peacock seeing you in it – they may take advantage!! 🙂

    Easy on the boa leash buddy, cos you don’t want your Mum to go flying, right?! 🙂

    Big Wags to all

    Your pal Snoopy 🙂

    • Hey Snoopy, Jet here. Hi Miss Annette.

      Little Miss Nudge just zapped our comment. hmpf.

      Yes, I wear it 24/7. I think it gives me a grander silouette, so those avians will think I’m even bigger!

      Snoops, it’s Little Miss Wrap-around who mostly does the boa move on Mom… you might need to have a chat with her about it!

      Sending Jetty manly man chest bumps and JJ hugs. xoxoxoxo

    • Hey it’s Jet here. Hi Miss Ann.

      ooh, ooh, Miss Ann, you are so thoughtful… we’re going right now… 🙂 Oh Miss Ann, I think they’re on to something… however, yes, I do believe they need some manly man patterns! Little Miss Sunflower would blossom in the current style! 🙂

  4. Oh I do hope you are feeling better Jetty. Is the medicine Dr. Schaffer gave you helping at all? S & D love to bark and chase the birds as well. Lucky for them we have the big giant field so I can just let them at it. 🙂 Hugs to you, JJ and mom.

    • Hey Sampson, Hey Delilah, Jetty here. Hi Miss Jodi.

      Well, I’m being super brave about the first aid spray and the goopy medicine. Mom hasn’t tried the spray medicine for about 3 days. I’m not kerplopping as much on our walks, so, we’ll take that as a yes… I’m feeling a little more comfy.

      A giant field… ahhhhhhhh Little Miss Bird Dog and I can only dream!!!

      Sending Jetty kisses and JJ hugs right back! xoxoxoxo

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