Grateful to Gravatar

Hey It’s Jet Here.

Later than late… hmpf.

I apologize for Mom’s late transcription, however, she edited a large document this morning from 5:15 to 9:00 a.m. (with a break for our morning feeding/constitutional/shower of course!)  This time slot usually belongs to ‘ol Jetty boy.  JJ went to see Dr. Schaffer at 9 for a 9:30 appointment and poof, the morning flew by.  Mom felt bad for leaving me home, so, she took me to see her friend, Miss Eileen.  She has a fish tank, which I looked and sniffed curiously a few times.

Anyway, I digress, back to the subject at hand.

When we were blogging neophytes (vocab building project VBP) last winter, first learning about blog hops, we thought the blogs which commented and had little square pictures in the corner knew magic!  Our comments posted with funny faces, shapes and patterns.  Where was my handsome, manly man self???

We noted that when we wrote to the fetching, Bunny, from Tales and Tails, info on this gravatar thingie popped up.  Mom tried to follow the directions, didn’t realize she even set up an account and had no clue about how to make pictures.  Months and months passed until we met our friend, Miss Linda from Savannah’s Paw Tracks.  She told Mom how to make my picture appear on our blog in the corner.  Mom (poor tech challenged soul) was so proud and excited thinking she had the Eureka! moment and all comments would now show me in the square thingie.  No such luck.

A few weeks ago, Mom came upon that Gravatar thingie again, found the help place and admitted her confusion.  Mr. Anthony Customer Support left a lovely response in “Computer directions for dummies” wording that even Mom could process!  After a few attempts, she got it!  So, hopefully, beginning today, you will see “Jet at our canal” in the little box by our comments.

Another great Gravatar day!

Thinking of All of You – With Gratitude

Hey It’s Jet Here.

With our home’s tech issues, Mom’s work schedule this last week (she edited a 113 pg document in a 24 hour span, wrote her newsletter, in addition to her usual writing, reading, and work responsibilities) and monitoring the possible “H” Isaac “visit” we apologize for not responding to all of your kind thoughts of support, caring, love, and condolence on the passing of our sweet boy, Fluffy.  We promise to answer each comment… bear with us time wise.

Over the last while, my dear Savannah of Savannah’s Paw Tracks, and our newish anipals Mollie and Alfie bestowed a beautiful award on us.   The Rules: To accept the brand new Thinking of You award, one must link back to the one giving you the award, tell seven things you love and think about daily and then pass the award on to seven more blogs.  In honor of Fluffy, we will share seven things about his life.

  1.  He loved to drink water from Mom’s bathroom sink.
  2. He loved to chat with Mom… actually, he enjoyed speaking to everyone all the time!
  3. He loved to peer over Mom’s books with his chin in the spine.
  4. His special spot on the bed was Mom’s tummy.
  5. Even though he was low man on the pack totem pole, he gave Puffy great wrestling match challenges.
  6. He got along with us K9s easily.
  7. He allowed Rachel to dress him up when she was younger.

We’re going to break some rules and pass this award on to all of you who thought of us and our boy:  Please take the award with deepest appreciation and profound gratitude.

*By the way, please take a moment if you can to send your condolences and support to our friends at Dogs N Pawz, on the loss of their sweet girl, Shiloh this week.

** If by chance we drop off or do not hop by as we usually try to, know that we are preparing for that Isaac guy and/or have lost power as a result of Tropical Storm/Hurricane Isaac and we’ll be back as soon as power is restored.  To those in the “Cone of Uncertainty”, prepare and stay safe.  (Mom’s preparing Man Cave #2 for all of us if need be!)

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


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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.

The Honor of Being a Champion

Hey It’s Jet Here.

On Thursday, our special feline pal, Savvy, from Savannah’s Paw Tracks, bestowed the kindest gift a Gentleman can receive.  I blushed with such pride I think I turned pink!  Miss Ann from Zoolatry designed the badge.  Miss Mary Ann provided my profile picture.

Let me backtrack a bit and catch you up.

On June 19, Savvy posted  several pictures with Marilyn Monroe type poses triggering the attention of several gentleman callers.  Here’s one of the examples that sent some of the “mancats to the icebox” according to Savvy’s Mom.

Comments posted on Savvy’s blog that day included:

  • The boys over at Katnip Lounge: “Boom Chicka Wow Wow:…Mommy! Fainty Mancats clean up in Aisle Three!”
  • Rumpy Dog had to control June Buggie: “Oh my DOG! *covers screen so June Buggie don’t drool on it*…”
  • Alfie, over at Mollie and Alfie …commented: “You is smokin HOT girl, has your Mum got a pole?? Yep as they say, if you’s got flaunt it, and you certainly have!…Can’t wait to see some more, I wonder if Mum’s got some Ice cubes as well.”
  • Kozmo, at Cat from hell said: …”Oh! My! Cod!…Nellie hid your post from me yesterday! Savannah-You are one hot Mama! I could go for a girl like you if I did not have my Calico Rose….Kisses…Kozmo”…

I could not help but post my own comment which began a swift dialogue with Savvy:

“Listen with the boys getting a look see at those pics, you’re gonna need protection… and I VOLUNTEER!”

Savvy immediately replied:…”Oh Jetty…you are so big and strong…I would totally feel protected if you were my CHAMPION!!! ….digging in box, throwing stuff out…searching…searching…can’t find it…but I will give you my handkerchief and you can be my official CHAMPION!!”

I responded right back, fast as lightening…”Hey, Jetty here. I would consider it a great honor to receive your hankie and take on the role of your CHAMPION…”

Savvy sent back her reply as fast as her paws could type…”ok, let me find that hankie and I will ‘award’ it to ya…”

Scooby Doo Academy can proudly declare that one of their Proper Gentleman Etiquette students became a Lady’s Champion!

Another great, Champion day.

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

Fabulous Friday

Hey It’s Jet Here.

As if Thank You Thursday wasn’t wonderful enough (see special awarded blogs here), my adopted Little Sister, Fluffy Popcorn (Poppy to her friends,) bestowed the Liebster Award on my blog this week.  Mom and I admit we have always been curious as to what Liebster meant.  Poppy, ever the curious K9, and her super creative Mommy, dug around and found out:

“Like most people who have received the Liebster Blog Award, Mom Googled to find out what “Liebster” means. 😀 This was what she found. “Liebster” means “beloved”, “dearest”, or “favorite” in German. The origin of the Liebster Blog award is somewhat unclear but there’s a general consensus that the award originated in Germany. The award recognizes bloggers with fewer than 200 followers.”

When you’re a bit newer to the blogging world, receiving this award carries such deep feelings of appreciation, acknowledgement and welcome.  The rules of the Liebster Blog Award only allows us to select 5 bloggers to pass this award on to.  With that in mind, we wish to share and pay-it-forward to:

  • Savannah’s Paw Tracks  – A new friend who has taken the blogosphere by storm.
  • 2 Brown Dawgs Blog  – We cannot tell how many followers they have, however, they saved my sister, JJ’s life!
  • For the Love of My Dogs  – Miss Deanna saves K9s from the same place Golden Rescue South Florida sprung me from with 4 days to spare.  We admire her big heart and how she walks the talk to help K9s.  We hope we can meet her and the crew for a pack walk someday soon!!!
  • Kol’s Notes –  Mom cannot tell how many subscribers Kol has; poor Mom, she tries so hard to be tech savvy!  We love Kol’s writing style and find ourselves giggling every time we visit. Plus, Mom LOVES to read anything having to do with food, cooking, etc… (she is The Kitchen Counselor after all!)
  • The World According to Lexi  – Mom cannot tell how many subscribers they have.  We love Nitro’s story, his weekly park pictures, the farm pictures and what a special life Miss Christina provides for her 4 legged family members.

Hey:

Another great, thanks so much, day.

Thank You Thursday

Hey It’s Jet Here.

This past week, our newish feline friend, Savannah, bestowed the Sunshine Award on our blog.  We feel honored and grateful.  Savvy, as her friends call her, has a sad to super story and shares her new forever home experiences in her posts.  She writes fun comments, too.  So, here are the rules of the Sunshine Award:

  • Link the award to the person who gave it to you. Check!
  • Answer the questions that come with it. Check!
  • Pass it along to 10 people and let them know they have received it. Check!

Here are the questions and MY answers/ Mom’s answers: (only fair since she works so hard…)

  • Favorite number: 6 (time of breakfast and dinner!)/ 7
  • Favorite Non-alcoholic drink: Water / Water
  • Facebook or Twitter: Mom says I’m too young for both! / Facebook – Part of her Kitchen Counselor business!
  • My Passion:  Coconut oil, avocado, marrow bones, shea butter (anything oily!) / Her fur family and her Kitchen Counselor business.
  • Favorite pattern: Our various walking routes / Geometrical and/or symetrical.
  • Favorite Day of the Week: Today, I’m a K9, we live in the moment! / Thursday.
  • Favorite Flower: I’m an equal opportunity flower sniffer / Gerber Daisies.

In alphabetical order our nominations for The Sunshine Award are:

  • Adopt a Lap Cat – For all the great work you do.
  • BassetMomma – For always helping us with our blogspot posting problems and always commenting on our posts.
  • Bongo Dog Blog – For sharing in my love of investigation and interest in my Scooby Doo Academy classes.
  • Fabulous Flo – For writing to us often and sharing great stories from Down Under.
  • Fluffy Popcorn – For joining the blogosphere with a bang and allowing me to be your “adopted” Big Brother!
  • Good Mews News – For all the great work you do.
  • Jodi Stone – For bestowing our first ever award on our blog, writing to us often and being sassy!
  • Roxy the Traveling Dog – For Roxy and Torrey who enjoy the sunshine outside the tent! (Torrey, sending this award so you know that outside the tent isn’t a bad thing, especially when the sun is shining. :))
  • The Antics of Two French Bulldogs – For writing to us often and sharing your wit.
  • Underneath the Shell – For your courage to continue, sharing Papoe with us now, too and for educating us about all things turtle.

Another great, thanks for the Sunshine Award, day.