Our First Follow Up Friday…

Hey It’s Jet Here.

Our friend, Miss Jodi, created this great idea to update readers on previous posts.  She created a lovely badge to go with her idea.

Mom, Rachel, Puffy, JJ and I want to thank so many of our blog pals, friends and neighbors for their thoughtful words, texts and calls of love and support yesterday.   Rachel woke Mom up around 3:00 this morning, when she felt a wave of sadness.  JJ, ever the happy soul, encouraged lots of belly rubs while Mom and Rachel reminisced about Fluffy, Koko, Mugs, as well as Puffy, JJ and me.  Amongst the tears and tissues, giggles and laughter reached me as I listened cuddled up in the corner of Mom’s closet.

When speaking with Miss Linda of Savannah’s Paw Tracks and Miss Wendy, our Golden Rescue South Florida friend, Mom marveled at the level and speed of support and caring the pet blogging community provides… and few of us know or knew each other prior to blogging!

BSL opportunity for change fails in Miami.  Here’s a scathing (vocab builder) post about the results and one from our NBC station.

Oops, I did it again… we had another storm yesterday (of course) and Mom returned to a similar version of Mischief Monday.  She quietly fixed the apparatus and let it go because we all felt extra sad yesterday.

Mom spoke to Austin’s Mom on Wednesday and thanked her for her lovely note of appreciation.  Miss Judy said she may ask Mom to stop by and train her and Mr. Andy.  BOL!    Mom told Mr. Andy, (her employer), she misses Austin and might need a visit.  He smiled broadly and said anytime.   He told Mom Austin already misplaced his rope!

Another great, well, at least better than yesterday, day.

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The Dating Game – Bachelor #1

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When Mom was young, she watched The Dating Game with her babysitters.  The premise:

A bachelor or bachelorette sat sequestered (vocab builder) behind a wall with three bachelorettes or bachelors sitting behind another wall.  The bachelor/bachelorette asked questions and the Host facilitated the answers.  At the end, the bachelor/bachelorette selected one of the contestants and they went on a swanky date, paid for by the show.  Many of the questions involved double entendres, jokes, funny voices and such.

Ever since JJ had her surgery last month, she’s become quite the cougar!  So, Mom and I decided to create our own dating game and see who you would select.  Today we start with Bachelor #1 – Austin W.

Austin W. – Man of Mystery

  • JJ has not met him, Mom has.
  • Slightly younger, probably 5 to JJ’s 6 ish.
  • Lives the life of a comfortable suburban K9.
  • Loves to catch Frisbees.
  • Loves playing in the backyard.
  • Does not enjoy social engagements with fellow K9s, loves attention from humans.
  • Only K9, shares family with outdoor feline.  Previously shared house with two other female K9s.
  •  Wears a Georgetown collar.
  • Likes treats, not that fond of his kibble.
  • Likes belly rubs.

Stay tuned for Bachelor #2, Simba.

Another great, match made in heaven, day.

P.S.  Speaking of Bachelors, when JJ visited Dr. Shaffer’s this week, Judy asked Mom if she had any good ideas for Champ.  Champ, an American bulldog mix, has camped out at the Paradise Animal Center B & B for over 5 months.  We don’t know the whole sad story yet, however, he’s one step from going to Animal Services and you know what that could mean.  Here’s his picture, let us know if you have any ideas… we will see if our area has a bulldog rescue.

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

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Stop Drop & Roll

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Bet you’re thinking fire drills, right?  Nope.  In my K9 world, when you see me stop, drop and roll, it means I’m itchy.  Yup.  Tropical Itchy Season has returned in full force.  To demonstrate my manly man toughness, my mind over matter Scooby Doo Academy training, I’ve coped stoically for the last 6 weeks or so.  However, I can no longer mask my itchies.

Mom and I have the most sensitive skin amongst our family members, both 2 and 4 legged.  Right around the beginning of mango bloom season, (mid/late February), the top part of my tail and my rump area begin to sustain itchies.  We use this Vet’s Best Spray to help.

A few days/weeks, depending on the year, after that Spring Ahead time change thingie you humans do with the clock, the No-See-Ums start to come out and bother us during our walks.  Mom changes her walking pants from Capri length to cover-the-ankles length.  We both begin to get bites; Mom on her lower legs and arms and me, usually on my back half.

Now, whenever I go outside, I Stop, Drop & Roll before I can focus on anything else.  Mom first thinks I’m sucking up for belly rubs until she remembers that this technique scratches all the itchy parts I cannot reach myself.  She usually does rub my belly, an added bonus! (I look like this.)

Mosquito season goes into high alert in a few weeks, when our 6-8 month rainy season begins.  Oh boy, do Mom and I get bitten.  Mom tells me that’s because she and I are so sweet!  Yes, we try all of the natural pest options, without much luck.

So, if you see me doing the Stop Drop and Roll,

  • first – pet my belly…
  • then step aside when I get up because I will do my famous shake…
  • then feel free to massage my back (and include a little scratching technique.)

I will reward you with my also famous Jetty kisses.

Another great, but itchy day.

Mimi’s Got Bling

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We LOVE company and today ranks as one of the best days in the company department.  First, my human sister, Rachel, had a super duper friend sleep over.  Mechelle played with us, gave us belly rubs and best of all… loves to cook and shared tidbits with us!

Grandpa and Neha came in to meet JJ when they dropped off Rachel from brunch.  Of course, little Miss Princess, charmed the pants off Grandpa and extracted repeated belly rubs from both of them.  He told us JJ looks a lot like Koko.

Ruby, our young neighbor, spent the afternoon with us and shared “by mistake” some of the baked goodies she made with Rachel and Mechelle.

Mechelle and Rachel joined Mom on our evening constitutional.  We met our new neighbors’ Mom and K9, Mimi along with her human brothers, whom we already knew.  Mimi is even smaller than Dixie!  At first, she barked at us, however, we got to know each other as the humans chatted.  Rachel noticed Mimi’s beautiful collar… because… well… Rachel knows BLING!

Miss Maya shared that she saved this beautiful human bracelet her prior K9 wore after she crossed the Rainbow Bridge.  When Mimi joined the family for Christmas, she carried on the tradition of wearing the beautiful bling collar.  We’re quite excited for Mimi to join our pack walks.

Mom’s friend, Eddie, turned the corner with his two new K-9s, Charlie and Lambchop.  His K-9, Yippee, crossed over the Rainbow Bridge recently, like Koko.  The humans exchanged greetings while the K9s met each other in our fashion.

Neve’s humans, then turned onto the street, returning home after dinner.  They stopped and got out to meet all the new K9s and chat with the humans.  It was a regular street party!  We made it two houses before running into Miss Cindy and Buddy the Beagle.  We get along really well with Buddy, he’s a laid back guy.  We wish we could visit him more; however, our humans’ schedules don’t match very often.

Neve came out with Miss Beverly and Mr. Giovanni as we approached our house.  We exchanged quick greetings and then went in for our after dinner Twistix!

Another great social butterfly day.

Happy Gotcha Day Mom!

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According to my Nana, today is Mom’s Gotcha Day.  I wanted to make sure she didn’t miss one extra minute.  JJ and I let her give us belly rubs and brushing from midnight to about 12:30 a.m. and then I woke her up at 4:38 a.m.  We snuggled until about 5:17 and then off we went to begin the day.

Mom’s day started to resemble this guy named Murphy, as in Murphy’s Law.  She told my Auntie Liz via the phone that she thought she should crawl back into bed and start over!  Lots of kind people including Nana, my human sister, Rachel, Grandpa etc… have wished her Happy Birthday.  What’s a birthday?

Jetty, that’s the day you were born, which sometimes differs from a Gotcha day.  If you do not have that information, the day you joined your forever family becomes your Gotcha Day.  For example, Koko’s Gotcha Day was 2/7/05, however, her birthday was sometime in 2002-2003.  JJ’s Gotcha Day is 12/14/11 and yours is 10/28/08.  

On behalf of me, JJ, Puffy and Fluffy, HAPPY GOTCHA/BIRTHDAY MOM!  More snuggles tonight to celebrate, after you feed us, walk us, give us snacks, walk us again, play with us etc…

Thanks so much Jetty, you four bring great joy, love and laughter into my life. 

Another great Gotcha/birthday.

Wordless Wednesday – I Love My Belly

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Mom’s saved this one for just the right day.  She loves to give belly rubs when JJ and I roll over.  Koko had the “Jelly Belly,” I have the “Big Boy Belly,” and JJ has the “Cutie Girl Belly.”  Even when she’s rushing around, if Mom sees a belly, she gets this smile on her face and says, “You KNOW I can’t resist a belly!”  JJ caught on to this and now we roll over in parallel fashion on the bathroom floor first thing in the VERY early morning.  Mom steps in between us for side-by-side belly rubs and then it’s off to Breakfast.  Perfect way to start the day!

Another great belly rub day.

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