Mischief Monday: Hide and Seek

Hey It’s Jet Here.

For the last few days, Puffy, JJ and I played Hide and Seek with Mom.  We looked high and low for Mom, taking rests in between.

We checked out her usual spots…

The kitchen… 

The garage…

The family room…

The office including mancave #1…

The bedroom…


The bathroom…

No MOM!

And then we had a Pow-Wow where I, Detective Jetty, reminded them about this clue…

 Uh oh… MOM left us!  Ok, in fairness, we had a super time with our special friend, Miss Angela. And… it was Mom’s first vacation day from work in 17 months!  When she returned last night and gave us tons of lovies while explaining that she went to this place called Cleveland for her summer camp reunion (after 35 years)… we forgave her for making us look so long to find her!

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.

Another great Cleveland Camp Truda reunion day!

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Mischief Monday – Buddy’s (Mis)Adventure Pt. II

Hey It’s Jet Here.

I promised those of you who commented last Monday a sequel.  Here it is:

So, you recall Buddy’s Saturday night mischief which Mom found on Sunday morning.

Well, when she went to tuck Buddy in around 10:00 p.m. ish Sunday night, he met her at the metal gate.  Mom had a moment of panic, wondering whether she properly shut the lanai screen door.  Yup, she did.  How did she conclude this?  Because the Budmeister ripped a square of screening beside the door and let himself out.  Mom figured she would take Buddy for a late night tank emptying, put him in the house and deal with the screening Monday.

Miss Cindy already knew about the first mischief and suggested that Mom pull the blinds to one side of the kitchen.  A perfectly logical suggestion.  Mom augmented (VBP – vocab builder project) the suggestion and used the trash can to block Buddy’s access even more.

Monday morning… Mischief Day itself… Mom entered the lanai, then Buddy’s house and found… (oh, I must preface (VBP) this by saying Mom did NOT take her phone, hence no pictures):

  • The kitchen floor totally strewn (VBP) with plastic bag shredded spaghetti strands.  Overnight, Buddy, knocked over the trash can, got the metal wire out of the lid, pulled out the huge role of plastic bags at the bottom and SHREDDED! (imagine shreds like in the picture all over the floor!)
  • The two small mats that Miss Cindy must use to stand on when cooking… shredded.
  • Mom could not find a broom or dustpan, so she sat on the floor and cleaned by hand.
  • Several more blinds chewed.
  • For some reason, Mom went into the adjacent (VBP – we’re on a roll today!) living room and the Budman pulled down and chewed the cloth levelors as well!

DUDE!

Mom worried that Buddy might rip down more screening and escape, so, she brought him home to Casa Jet.  Luckily, Mom had the day off from the biscuit earning place, so, she could monitor destructo-pup!  We got along famously… except… the little dude NEVER STOPS MOVING.

I resisted the evening constitutional (on account of unforeseen weather), so, Mom walked Buddy and JJ with Miss Mary Ann, Dixie, Neve and Miss Beverly.  Of course, she shared his mischief.  Mom left a preparatory text for Miss Cindy.  When Miss Cindy came over to fetch the little angel, he was FINALLY fast asleep … and… he SNORES!

Miss Cindy, wowee wow wow, she’s super laid back.  She apologized to Mom, who apologized to her… and all seemed ok.

Another MAJOR mischief day, a la Buddy the Beagle.

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.

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.

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.

Follow Up Friday – K is for Kuma and other Tidbits

Hey It’s Jet Here.

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

Black & White Sunday Hop:

The outpouring of lovies for my buddy, Barkley, after our first Black and White Sunday post, made Miss Wendy watery in her eyes.  We posted lots of her comments directly.  So many bipeds share their forever homes with adult K9s and felines and understand caring for a wizened (vocab building project VBP) senior  requires compassion, recalibrating (VBP) to the shifting meaning of “normal”, and acknowledging the grace exhibited (VBP) by the aging quadruped.  This week, my friend, Suka, had a post on the same topic this week, too.

Little Miss Delivery Girl

Great feedback on my sister’s new side business!  We may need to request artistic help from Miss Ann at Zoolatry when she feels super duper (GET BETTER SPEEDY QUICK Miss Ann!).  She would no doubt design the perfect delivery outfit for JJ!

Scrumptious Soldarity:

Boy did Mom receive an earful from my anipals on Tasty Tuesday!  That’s right… not enough sharing of the yumminess for ‘ol Jetty boy and JJ!  In fairness, I did let everyone know that since I’ve been exceedingly hesitant to leave the house due to booms and streaky lights, Mom wanted to watch the quantities of solids in my tummy.  The weather has held to overcast with short bursts of you know what the last two days, so, I’ve been more confident leaving the house in the evenings for my constitutionals.

Z is for Zebra:

Oh Mom goofed BIG TIME on Wednesday.  She referred to Miss Paola’s gorgeous Samoyed, Kuma as Zuma.  Mom and I spoke about this transcription error at length.  Turns out, Mom LOVES the letter Z!   Who knew?  From zipper and zigzag to Zachary (one of her preferred choices if Rachel had been a boy!) and zebra, the woman had “Z” on the brain!  Thank goodness, Miss Novroz and Mr. Colby pointed out that bear in Japanese is KUMA, so Mom could realize her error!

Lady Litchi:

Lady Litchfield Love wrote an extra special post about me this week.  We felt so honored, we reblogged it yesterday!  Of course we added the appropriate acceptance of her formal and graceful apology.  This lady has class aplenty.  She and Miss Susan do so much good for rescued animals around the world (especially in their native South Africa).  We again congratulate them for achieving blogroll status on Le Clown’s site via competition.

Phew, I need a snooze after this post!

Another great catch up day!

Mischief Monday: You Can’t Tell Me Where to Go!

Hey It’s Jet Here.

A few weeks ago, during an evening constitutional with Miss Beverly and Neve, I found a particularly good smelling area with:

  • a jasmine tree, (Mom intensely dislikes the fragrance from this  tree, however, I find the aroma intoxicating!)
  • some elephant something or others (Mom cannot recall the plant name, just the elephant part!),
  • heliconias,
  • and some other tropical jungle looking stuff!  Of course, I wanted to make sure they knew “Jet was there” and emptied my tank a little.

Little Miss Goody Four Paws remained on Mom’s left side and listened to the ladies’ conversation.  All of a sudden, Neve located this bossy guy who tried to tell us which way to go.  She barked and checked him out.  When he didn’t talk back, she folded back into the pack and we continued on.

Another great, evening constitutional, day.

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.

Monday Mischief – From an Unexpected Feline

Hey It’s Jet Here.

You’ll never guess who the mischief maker was this week?  Our BFF (best feline friend), Savvy, from Savannah’s Paw Prints.  How can she make mischief from across the country you ask?

Well, in a typically sweet and clever comment on July 6, Savvy’s last sentence read,

“And Jet, do you have French pedi’s on your toesies too??”

Mom had to admit to Miss Linda by phone, (they were speaking about a really cool project we have percolating (vocab builder), that she didn’t quite get the reference.  Miss Linda cleared it up by explaining that in my photos, I have little bits of white fluff on my paws which look like a French pedi!  Mom’s lightbulb went on! (Poor Mom, she’s a smidge slow I fear.) Below are my front paws and then back paws.  Mom disturbed my beauty rest, so forgive my mediocre (vocab builder) poses.

I asked Mom to inform Miss Linda to inform Savvy that MANLY MEN like moi DO NOT HAVE FRENCH PEDI’S!!!  Mom thought this was a hoot.  Guys, I have a reputation to uphold… come on, give the ol’ Jetster a break! (Oh and for good measure… Mom’s chemically sensitive and can’t have that polish stuff in the house.)

Oh no, this is doubly embarrassing… Mom went to fetch a picture of Savvy and we saw her elegant French pedis… now we get it even more… perhaps the mischief is on us! 

Bad to worse… we were looking for another photo of Savvy and noticed a post we missed last week on Savvy’s courage getting her nails clipped.  She talked about a French pedi… YIKES… Can you say … MOM AND I TOTALLY MISSED THE BOAT – Mischief on us for sure!  BOL!  We claim too tired to concentrate…well… it sounded good…

Another great, whose mischief is it anyway, day!

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.

Delayed Gracias! Part I

Hey It’s Jet Here.

As a result of Mom’s work schedule, our blog hopping schedules, and our computer issues, we have not said our proper Thank You (s) and followed protocol on our recent awards.

Before proceeding with proper etiquette (vocab builder), a quick note on awards, from our perspective.  When we began receiving awards and bestowing awards, we felt honored privileged and supported in the efforts we put forth.  We take awards as a way to stretch our awareness of other bloggers work in addition to feeling the commraderie and passing along the good.  How about you?  Do you feel that awards have gotten out of hand or do you feel they are a way of saying, “good job, we appreciate your efforts, pass on the kindness” like we do?

Ok, with that said… (off my Buddy Wash Soap Box. (Green Tea and Rosemary))

Thanks to our dear feline friend, Savvy, from Savannah’s Paw Tracks for bestowing the Very Inspired Blogger Award.  She calls me Big Guy (which I just LOVE) and shares her daily recovery since her family rescued her from the shelter where they thought she was unfriendly.  Boy if they could see her now!  She taught me paw pats and paw pumps, too!

Thanks to my blogging little sister, Poppy, from Fluffy Popcorn for sharing a 2nd Sunshine Award.  Guess what? Poppy sent us the award on the same day we sent it to her… BOL!  We will thank her more tomorrow.

We will forward The Very Inspiring Blogger Award today and The Sunshine Award tomorrow.  The Rules:

(1) Thank the person who nominated you and link back to them in your post.  Gracias, (we live in the tropics where humans speak a great deal of Spanish), to Savvy – tons of paw pats and paw pumps!

(2) Share 7 things about yourself…

  1. This week I reacted a little better during the storms, it was Little Miss Barkarooni who robo-barked.
  2. I’m super excited that mango season began in our back yard this week! I’m waiting for the first fruit to ripen.
  3. I can be a Momma’s boy sometimes.
  4. I can’t wait to go swimming. (Mom’s waiting for my skin boo boos to fully resolve.)
  5. I love my Scooby Doo Academy curriculum.
  6. Nothing beats a belly rub.
  7. I’m a great Heat fan, I’m always wearing their colors!

(3) Nominate 15 bloggers you admire (in no particular order).

  1. Fluffy Popcorn – Poppy and her Mommy have inspired us with their unending creativity.
  2. Basset Momma – Fred, Gloria and Miss Janet inspire us by reading and responding to what feels like limitless posts with good cheer.  They’re all really funny, too.
  3. BZ Training – Henry and Zachary’s human takes some of our favorite photos.
  4. Jodi Stone – Sampson and Delilah’s Mom inspires us by having the courage to be herself and walk the talk.
  5. GloGirly – Miss Katie inspires us with her amazing creativity, especially The Real Housecats of the Blogosphere videos.
  6. Snoopy’s Dog Blog – He and his Mom sponsor the Mischief Monday blog hop, won the Petco blog opportunity from the conference, is writing a book, does pet therapy…geesh, he sets a high standard for manly men like me.
  7. Kol’s Notes – He and Miss Jodi inspire us with their cool artwork, their K9 recipes and their newish Tasty Tuesday blog hop.
  8. Tales and Tails – Bunny and her sister, Morgan inspire us in two ways.  Bunny inspires us with her modeling talents.  Morgan is training to help humans stay safe.
  9. Puppy in Training – Mr. Colby puppy raises for Guide Dogs of America.  We so appreciate his good work with Apache and the pack.
  10. Roxy, The Traveling Dog – Miss Mary, Roxy and Torrey inspire us because Miss Mary is such a talented artist and the family participates in this cool historical stuff.
  11. All Things Dog Blog – Miss Carrie inspires us by educating Mom and I on training and lots of other info.
  12. Something Wagging This Way Comes – Honey and her Mom inspire us with beautiful, insightful writing.
  13. My Dogs Love Me – Haopee and her K9s inspire us with their creativity (they even make headers for other bloggers) and tech help for Mom.
  14. A Tonk’s Tail – Miss Allie and her husband volunteer at Missouri’s largest no-kill shelter.  She shares her home with Mr. Allie and two foster feline failures (that means she adopted them!)
  15. For the Love of My Dogs – Miss Deanna and her family inspire us for her tireless work at OUR animal shelter and her proactive efforts on issues like BSL.

Another great, inspiring, day.

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

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