Wordless Wednesday – I Love My Belly

Hey It’s Jet Here.

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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Did Someone Say Spring Ahead?

Hey It’s Jet Here.

Oh this is EXCITING… Spring ahead… that means breakfast arrived 1 hour earlier… Yippee Yahoo!

Mom and my human sister, Rachel, did not have the same feelings about the change.  Even though they both wanted to fall asleep earlier in order for the time change not to affect them as deeply, they both kept JJ and I awake until the wee hours. (hmmm… strategy??)

JJ and I permitted Mom to sleep until the usual 5 a.m. timeslot.  She strangely popped out of bed and went to the kitchen instead of the office, where she usually works until we nudge her so much she feeds us breakfast.  The clock usually says 6 a.m. at that moment.  Anyway, she fed us at 5, except… she did this twisty thing to the oven clock and POOF! the clock read 6:00 our appropriate breakfast time.

Mom took a BIG nap and Rachel still resides under the covers!

Does that mean dinner arrives an hour earlier too?  I like that idea.

Another great spring forward day!

Fair and Square

Hey, It’s Jet Here.

Since Mom grew up as an only dog human, and my human sister, Rachel, is an only human, and for almost five years, my K9 sister, Koko, was an only K9, Mom had to learn about sharing time, love, and attention with multiple K9s when I joined the family.

Of course, she had a smidge of practice when she adopted my feline brothers, Puffy and Fluffy almost ten years ago, but… you know those felines are an independent sort.  I think Fluffy must have a K9 gene somewhere in his DNA because he talks to Mom incessantly (vocabulary builder) and hangs out with her/us a lot.

Anyway, Mom for the most part, from my perspective maintains a pretty fair balance with her time, love and attention now that JJ has joined the family.  Case in point:  you may have read my post about meeting Miss Eileen and the woman in the moving chair.  If not, catch up here.  Well, Miss Eileen loves K9s as much as Mom and had not yet met JJ.  On the day Mom wrote the post, she felt it was the perfect time to take JJ in the car to see Miss Eileen.

Mom called Miss Eileen and said she had a surprise for her and to please call her (Mom) when she arrived in the office.  (Miss Eileen moved to a new space right off the elevator, so, no place to stay out of sight!)  Miss Eileen said ok and followed Mom’s request.  Guess what?  JJ had the same reaction to the stairwell that I did!  After Mom did a Scooby Doo Academy strategic head poke out the stairwell door to make sure no humans were there, Miss Eileen was there and exclaimed, LORI, IS THIS JJ?  SHE’S BEAUTIFUL!  They hurried in the office and closed the door.  Miss Eileen did this thing called kvel (fawn over) and Mom took pictures.

From my perspective, Mom and JJ disappeared in the car together and left me HOME ALONE.  I thought about making mischief as payback a response, however, as the good K9 I am, I took a nap. They returned after what felt like an eternity and acted like nothing happened.  I knew better, because of the new smells on JJ.  HMPH.

Three days later, according to Mom’s calendar, (we K9s can’t relate to time passage), Mom put my harness on and scooched me out the door, into the car, put the windows down and said, “Jetty, today is your day for alone time with me.”  We visited the Farmers Market and our friends Miss Amanda and young Mr. Will!

Another great, fair and square day!

Wordless Wednesday – Playing Footsie

Hey, It’s Jet Here.

Ruby rang the doorbell on Monday and asked Mom if she could say hi to JJ and me.  She had snazzy black boots on.  When she came into the kitchen, Ruby asked Mom if she could pet us with her feet because it felt good.

We liked it too!

Another great footsie kind of day!

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Mom FINALLY brought me to the Market

Hey, it’s Jet here.

Mom got this thing called laid off from the Farmers Market, which made her sad.  Since she had to hand in her last receipts, I decided  suggested I go with her to visit her vendor friends.  Also, I thought it only fair since JJ went for a special car ride on Thursday.  (more about that another time.)

Yesterday, our friend, Amanda, called us from the Cayman airport to say that she and her son, Will, were flying up for 2 days and would Mom like to meet them at the market. (Will really enjoys the market when he visits.) Mom kept  their visit a surprise.

Will took some of the pictures and walked me better than Mom, according to Mom.

Me, waiting politely while Mom spoke with Miss Karin.

Miss Karin telling Mom about her new gluten free items.  Mom taste tests for her.

Sniffing out the best tomatoes…

Learning about Italian olive oil… I LOVE olive oil… 

If Mom REALLY loved me…

I met some new acquaintances:

 

Hey Mom, when can we go back, when? when? when?

Another great Farmers Market 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.

Don’t Say Dental Hygiene Month

Hey, It’s Jet Here.

Last night, Mom had an “oh no!” moment when she correlated the date to the end of Dental Hygiene month.  Our dental treat container, (can you believe she uses washed out kitty litter tubs to hold the packages?) has reached the red, blinking, “Warning, Warning” levels.  Since many retailers discount dental treats during February, Mom MUST order today.  Jet?  Yes Mom.  This year, February includes one extra day for this math calculation adjustment thingie called Leap Year.  Thanks for explaining Mom, so really you have today and tomorrow to order our treats?  Exactly my boy.

I know I’ve mentioned these items before, however, since Scooby Doo Academy recommends reviewing for information retention, I will run down our preferred dental treats.

Twistix – Tail Up – good for your belly, your breath and fun to chew.

Tail down – JJ and I can polish these off in about 2 minutes.  Mom:  Sometimes like a piece of licorice, the chew gets stuck in their teeth and you see them confused that there’s a good taste in their mouth just out of reach!

Bone-a-MintTail Up – good for your belly, your breath, fun to chew.  When Koko was alive, Mom gave her this treat on the nights I received the next item.  Now, since the Chewminator and I have the same chomping pace, Mom gives us the same treats on the same nights. 

Tail Down – Mom buys the small size (Mom: economic realities my boy) so we masticate (vocabulary builder) in 3 minutes.

HEXtra ChewsTail Up – Dr. Schaffer approved, keeps us busy for 10-15 minutes, tastes yummy, crunches.

Tail Down – Mom should give them to us all the time.

Mom: A little pricey, must intersperse with other treats.

BonesTail Up – The marrow is delectable, keeps us happy for hours, reusable (Mom spices it up with a little peanut butter, almond butter, or cream cheese.)

Tail Down – Mom opens the freezer to remove the bones only once a week.

Mom:  make sure your vet tells you what type of bone is safe for your particular K9. Bone chewing can be sloppy business, make sure your K9s either have napkins (towels), or chew in an appropriate location.


HoovesTail Up – keeps us busy for days, sustainable (Mom taught me about that.), nice and loud.

Tail Down – Mom doles these out periodically.

Mom: the hooves smell a little bit, make sure the hooves are from the USA as some hooves from China are tainted with you do not want to know what.

Antlers, hornsTail Up – keeps us busy forever, even the Chewminator!

Tail Down – kind of boring after a while, then upon rediscovery really exciting again.

Mom:  Make sure antlers and horns are from the USA, can be pricey, however, last forever.

Fellow K9s, what dental treats (preferably all natural) do you enjoy?

Humans – Don’t say Dental Hygiene month, call it dental treat month… just call me Jet, the Spin Dentist!

Another great pearly white day.