Wordless Wednesday – Koko, Jet & Nancy

Hey It’s Jet Here.

In March 2010, Mom’s talented photographer friend, Miss Carmen, invited us to play with Nancy in their backyard.  We love visiting backyards which have fences so we can go off leash.

First, we sniffed around…

Then we started to play Chase and Wrestle…

Mom said we looked like great white sharks!  BOL… we’re just goofing around, we don’t snap our jaws shut!

Showing Nancy my “vulnerable” side!  (ok, Mom loves to show my white poof on my belly!)

Koko in repose. (vocab builder project – VBP)

Chasing two ladies can tire a guy!

Another great Koko playdate.

Thanks to BlogPaws for sponsoring the Wordless Wednesday Hop.

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Wordless Wednesday – This Feline is Striking

Hey It’s Jet Here.

I’ve mentioned before that Mom participates each morning in Freekibble.com. When the answers to the daily questions appear, they often include an article.  A few days ago, the article contained such a striking photo, we wanted to share it with you.

Another great photo day.

Thanks to BlogPaws for sponsoring the Wordless Wednesday Hop.

Wordless Wednesday – Sea Horse

Hey It’s Jet Here.

Remember the elephant swimming? Well, Mom has a penchant (vocab building project VBP) for the ocean as well as animals, so, this photograph by Kurt Arrigo posted on PhotoBotos caught her attention.

Mom wondered whether some trickery might be involved until she read how Mr. Arrigo captured the shot.

“This particular assignment was of racing horses getting their training in the sea. Swimming is one of the best exercises for the races horses. Apparently 20 min of swimming is a very good work out for them. Since I have also been shooting underwater for the past 15 yrs, I thought it would be an interesting perspective shooting from below, working win the clear clean waters off the Maltese Islands  – I also took advantage of the good light.

It took a while for the horse to get used to my bubbles from my dive gear and I had to be very careful not to get knocked by one of its hoofs … I was very happy with the results and hope to do more in the near future.”

Another great and artistically inspired day.

Thanks to BlogPaws for sponsoring the Wordless Wednesday Hop.

Fortunate Friday

Hey It’s Jet here.

Sabre and Miss Susan of Long Life Cats and Dogs, way far away in South Africa, bestowed the Very Inspired Blogger Award on our blog!  Whoo hoo!  Miss Susan jumped right into blogging last month and has already amassed (vocab builder) several well deserved awards.  Her trajectory (vocab builder) went from animal lover, to adopter of “unadoptables,” to student of animal behaviorism, to shelter volunteer. From Miss Susan, “Long Life Cats and Dogs has been started, in order to introduce people to the lives of the people and animals in these shelters.

With a writing style like your favorite author, where you can’t wait to turn the page and stay up too late reading, Miss Susan tackles topics great and small, serious and light-hearted.  Recently we compared horrible buggy creatures; South African Parktown Prawns versus Miami’s Grandpa Palmetto Bugs!    Miss Susan also introduced Mom to a new fruit (Marula fruit) grown only in six African countries.  Mom included this info in her latest Kitchen Counselor newsletter.

The Rules:

Thank the blog that bestowed the award: check.

State 7 things about yourself.  (I’ll let Mom take this one.)

  1. I wanted to share my life with animals since I was young; however, a family member had an allergy. I promised that when my life permitted, I would make up for lost time!
  2. I committed to adopting or rescuing; which began with a kitten in college, a cat found on our townhouse roof during a hurricane warning when I was 25, then Puffy and Fluffy (dubbed Pluffy by Miss Mary Ann) in 2003, Koko in 2005, Jet in 2008 and now JJ in 2011. I’m a sucker for golden retrievers thanks to my Aunt Harriet, who allowed me to dog sit her “once-in-a-lifetime” golden girl, Brandy, during the majority of my teen years.
  3. I try to volunteer as much as having 3-4 jobs will allow.
  4. I miss pet therapy at the children’s hospital.  Now that Koko has crossed over the Rainbow Bridge and economic times changed, I will have to wait until another time in my life to pick that activity up again.
  5. I’ve had a windy road career wise culminating (vocab builder) by becoming The Kitchen Counselor, my absolute passion.
  6. I enjoy needle crafts like knitting and needlepoint, reading, photography, and wish I could travel, scuba, rock climb, hike and go to the spa WAY MORE OFTEN.
  7. I think I need a weekly massage to help my hands and arms with all the writing I do!  I’m deeply grateful and appreciative for the warm welcome and comments of support for both Jet’s blog and all of my Kitchen Counselor writing.

Share with (Miss Susan didn’t tell us how many… since she listed six, we will do the same) six other blogs.  We’re sharing with some newer friends.

  1. Clowie’s Corner – We have already learned so much from Clowie.  Transferred from England to Spain, I’m practicing my Spanish with Clowie and the humans are swapping food info!
  2. You Did What With Your Weiner –  We love (and sometimes have pangs of envy) all the adventures Chester and Gretel share.  They have impeccable (vocab builder) fashion sense, attend parties, hike in gorgeous locations and dine at only the best dog shops.
  3. Through the Eyes of Tweedles –  Tweedles published two books and writes with a poetic flare.
  4. Saved by Dogs – Jenny, Gracie and Lil’s human writes, “This is a space for those whose lives would not be complete without their companion dog, or who have had or look forward to having a special dog friend in their life.”  They have felines, too, just like us!
  5. Texas, A Cat in NY – We’ve known this feline awhile, however, he inspired us of late because he handled the traveling of his humans with class and dignity.
  6. Bringing up Bella –  We admire her human’s description of the blog, “Bella is both fearful and reactive and I hope these stories will highlight her amazing resilience, joy and growth as well as my own learning curve as her guide through this life’s journey.”

Another great, very inspiring, day.