Phew, Last Minute Mischief

Hey It’s Jet Here.

Mom worried, days came and went time ticked by and nothing happened.  Usually by Saturday we’ve done something mischief worthy and she holds on to the idea until Sunday afternoon. Not this week, Little Miss Previously Perfect and I kept our paws out of trouble.

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Mom was running a bit behind on transcribing our post today because she, hmmmm… how do I say this politely… she PROCRASTINATED writing her Kitchen Counselor newsletter, which bumped our post back further into the night.  She finally hopped to it around 4:15 p.m. and just finished (10 p.m.)  the two thirds’ goal.  She works on the hardest section the following day.

Luckily for JJ and I, as Mom read, reviewed and wrote her newsletter sections, the thingie below kept interrupting her every few minutes.

password mischief So, Casa Jet is calling MISCHIEF on our computer again!

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.

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P.S.  Thanks for your pawesome support of Snoopy’s Master Mischief Class book… blogville ROCKS!

PPS.  We’re still way behind on comments, bear with us… Mom’s hands are sore from typing so much!  🙂

Thankful Thursday: Recovery & More Catching Up

Hey It’s Jet Here.

Guess what?  On Monday afternoon, with no prior warning, the doorbell rang at Casa Jet and standing there, sick as a K9, was… MR. RON.

Offering endless tissues and tea (he ignored Mom’s suggestion and requested ice water), Mom ushered him into the office and the seat of honor, in front our mature computer.  After one and a half hours, which included spyware removal, cleaning up sneaky alien invader stuff in drive C, creating a new inbox, showing Mom for the umpteenth time how to back up on her external hard drive, downloading almost 2,000 emails, setting up Mom’s Kitchen Counselor email to go into the new inbox along with her personal email, Mom’s machine was HEALED!  Hallelujah!  Mom then had to review 2,000 emails, which did not seem to bother her, even though it took a while.

Sweet Rewards:

Keeping Mom’s promise of catching up, we humbly accept two awards this week:

Clowie, our fetching friend in Spain, graciously bestowed this award on us:

As you can imagine, with our job as Mom’s faithful Kitchen K9s, we especially love the epicurean (VBP-vocab building project) nature of this award.  Plus, how cute are the decorations!  With that said, the rules are few:

  1. Thank the gracious giver of award: check.
  2. Pass on said award as you see fit.

We thought since this award is food related, we would highlight a bunch of our Tasty Tuesday foodie pals!

Misaki, our good pal in the UK generously bestowed another sweet award on us:

Mom loves rainbows, so the cupcakes really made her smile.  The rules:

Give credit to the blog which nominated you: check

  1. Answer the “Super Sweet” Questions:  will do below…
  2. Pass award on to a baker’s dozen: would love to!

Questions:  Mom’s going to answer 1-4, I’ll take 5.

  1. Cookies or cake? Cookies for sure.
  2. Chocolate or vanilla? Generally chocolate, however, I prefer vanilla based ice cream with chocolate stuff in it
  3. What is your favorite sweet treat? Ice cream, any time, any where!
  4. When do you crave sweet things?  Is that a rhetorical (VBP) question?
  5. If you had a sweet nickname what would it be? Marshmallow Fluff (Mom said that’s because people think I’m scary because of my gorgeous black fur, when really, I’m a marshmallow!)

We will pass this on to some of our wonderful blogpals who especially enjoy our Tasty Tuesday posts:

  1. Doggy Style (Doggy’s human made our cucumber dish and posted it!)
  2. Spotty Spotty Polka Dotty
  3. Cats & Co.
  4. Dawson Dogs
  5. Katz Tales
  6. Mollie and Alfie
  7. Dogs and Pawz (Miss Lisa and Mom even had a recipe sharing LONG phone call!)
  8. Suka’s Sayin’ (Suka, sending extra sweetness to make you feel comfy!)
  9. Sankissjuice
  10. Waggfoods
  11. Bassetmomma (sending extra sweetness to make up for the challenging times you’ve been going through with Freddie…)
  12. Brian’s Home Blog
  13. Exhale Joy 

Another great so many reasons to be thankful, day!

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

Mischief Monday – Email H-E Double Toothpicks!

Hey it’s Jet here.

Oh boy, this isn’t good.  I needed to communicate privately with Lady Litchfield of LLCD on Friday and … that email thingie well… maybe it was the HORRIBLE week of storms, rain, roof leaking again… I’m not sure… it didn’t work.  So, Mom did other thingies and set her mind to take care of one email issue which many of you shared with her.  Her business email was FULL.  She called Mr. GoDaddy and they helped her with a few issues.  Good so far, right… well… good news/bad news.

Mr. GoDaddy helped her with an ancient problem; he helped her connect her business email to her Outlook thingie.  Sounds great.  He also taught her how to delete 1,000 emails at a time.  Since her mailbox maxed out at 29,000, she felt deeply appreciative.  Mom diligently deleted 16,000 right away and thought she would call it a night.  Follow my math here.  How many remained?  Yup, 13,000!

She popped over to see if that naughty Outlook recovered and … what happened?  Yeah, those of you (most of the world besides poor Mom) know where I’m going…  Outlook began importing 13,000 emails!  Now those of you who read our blog know that our equipment is on the wise and mature side, so, this threw Outlook out of whack.  Mom triggered finger, wrist, forearm and elbow inflammation as she deleted 8,000 emails … ONE AT A TIME!  Yes, I asked why, too.  Well, Mr. Fred has the installation program. Something went goofy awhile back and without that disc, no repair.  Where Mom could at least group by sender previously and delete a little faster, her opening screen now displays in a way that’s unhelpful and she can only do things one by one.  UGH… Poor woman decided to relax by combing JJ and me around midnight.

I made sure she woke up bright and early to yet another yucky day. (We received 6 inches of rain on Saturday alone.) So, on top of all the tech stuff, I’ve had my, uh… you know… storm issues, causing Mom to spend an extra 30 minutes at least twice a day with me.  Little Miss Happy Happy even refused to go out yesterday morning.

So, Mom decided to use her time wisely and go back and delete the remaining 5,000 emails.  Well, Mr. Microsoft decided otherwise.  He repeatedly sent this error message and then the Outlook program shut and reopened ad nauseum.  Clever Mom clicked away in between the 30 seconds to a minute she had each time and managed to get rid of about 4,000.  Sounds not so bad, right?  Nope, now the whole Outlook thingie isn’t working, period.  Yes, she opened, closed, restarted, rebooted, hard shut down, begged, made deals with higher powers… and did other things.  We’re kind of afraid to deal with it.

Mom has a super busy week with classes, fasting and holiday and a possible trip to see my Nana and Poppy, who are both under the weather.  I promised to give Outlook Jetty kisses, we’ll see if that helps.

Another great, except for naughty Outlook, day.

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The Lightening Did It

Hey It’s Jet Here.

Mom and I had a great post vibe going this morning at 5:20 a.m. Mom didn’t want to interrupt the writing rhythm by taking a second to save our document.  She heard the wind and saw the drops getting stronger in the ray of light from the Rabbi’s house shining on our patio.  We hoped to finish, post and get on with breakfast and constitutional.

JJ began shaking and sidled up on Mom’s left side, while I rested my chin on Mom’s right thigh.  (A great dictation spot by the way.)  Without the usual boom for warning, the lights flickered and the computer beeped and shut off.  Since losing electricity occurs frequently in the tropics, we waited for the moment to pass and sure enough, another beep and the fan cranked up.  Mom restarted the lights, and the computer, however, when she opened this thing called “WORD”, a blank white canvas stared back.

Lesson to humans like Mom, SAVE, SAVE, SAVE…

Thanks Jetty, you are absolutely correct.  I usually save right away, however, as you mentioned, I worried a bit about the weather.  We should mention that you both refused to leave the house for about an hour and a half, right!  Yes, Mom.

Lesson to K9s like you my boy… we try our best to do our best! 

Love ya Mom.  Love you too, Jetty.

Another great, save your stuff, day.

We Heart Thursdays

Hey, It’s Jet Here.

Ours resembles this style

JJ, Puffy, Fluffy and I love Thursdays; the day of the week when Mom does most of her work from home.  We get the Thursday feeling as soon as we wake up because Mom compiles the stuff from all the smelly receptacles into the kitchen garbage can.  Then, she cleans out the eau de ammonia smelling cat litter box extra well and puts that bag into the kitchen garbage all before serving us breakfast!

After our morning constitutional, either she gets ready to drive my human sister to school, or, she may get right to the business of working on the computer.  Usually, she will snuggle with us for a mid morning nap to allow her brain to rest for a little bit.  Mom heads out during the middle of the day for about two hours.  Twice, she took me with her in the car and said, “Jetty, we’re going to sneak into this building REALLY, REALLY fast because they do not allow dogs.”  Huh? What human invoked that silly policy?

We scampered into the front door swiftly found this stairwell thingie and I stopped.  I never saw what you humans call stairs before.  Mom coaxed me quickly up three flights of stairs, which, I did not especially enjoy.  We took a rest on the floor for about 10 minutes, waiting to meet Miss Eileen.  While Mom petted me, a human exited one of the offices in a moving chair.  She paused by me and asked if she could pet me.

I never saw a moving chair before.  If you’ve read my blog for awhile, you know I love females.  I went right over to her, meeting her knees with my nose.  Mom told her about my sister, Koko, doing pet therapy at the Miami Childrens Hospital as the woman gave me lots of lovies.  When the lady wheeled her chair away, Mom said lots of special words to me including how proud she was.  She hugged and kissed me and massaged my head and ears.

Eileen arrived shortly after and I welcomed her Jetty style.  She let me sit on her fancy couch while she chatted with Mom.

Another great, sneaky and giving back day.