Constitutional Aborted


Hey It’s Jet Here.

Sorry for the late post, however, we arrived home completely waterlogged this morning and have not felt quite right all day.  We had good intentions.  We let Mom sleep a bit extra today since we stayed up late waiting to join today’s blog hop at midnight. Mom then feels the need to write some comments.  This stuff called adrenaline shoots into her system and she cannot go to sleep, so, nice K9s that we are, we keep her company as she reads in bed.  Well, actually, JJ kept her company until she began to snore as Mom petted her to sleep!

Anyway, I digress.  Since the forecasters said rain all weekend, we sucked it up, geared up and braved the light rain for our morning walk because Mom and JJ needed to go to an early appt. at Dr. Shaffer’s for another ear/worm check.  Remember, this is the visit Mom needed to bring my solid waste sample to see if I had the creepy crawlies, too. EWWWWW!

Well, we went on our exit left, cross the big street weekend route dealing with the strengthening rain band.  About one third through our journey, the sky opened up and the rain pounded on our backs and head.  We looked like a soggy duck, superboy and purple thing making our way.  I froze and Mom realized I would not continue forward.  Luckily, we had a choice of a shorter version of the route, made a right and traipsed through the deepening puddles and flooding streets.  You can guess that solid waste elimination was absolutely out of the question; no sample for Mom!

The sound of the garage opening caused JJ and I to race for the kitchen door faster than Mom could keep up so she dropped the waterlogged leashes.  As soon as she entered the garage, she clicked the remote to close the door to keep out the pelting rain.  Mom had a lightbulb moment, realizing while her phone rested in the kitchen, her camera resided in the car.  She grabbed the camera, finally taking pictures of our sorry, soggy selves for you to see.

She cancelled Dr. Shaffer because his area floods worse than ours.  Mom dried us with the huge green towel, laughing at how wet all three of us were.  She told JJ and I we should have gone outside with a bar of soap, our shampoo and had spa day in nature!  I needed major recovery (nap) time after that adventure, yessirree!

Another great, waterlogged, day.

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

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The Antarctica Shiver Diet

Hey It’s Jet Here.

Since JJ joined her/our forever home in December, we’ve wondered how she kept her svelte shape.  Theories circulated the neighborhood:

  • She never stops moving, particularly when she first arrived.  She seemed like the poster K9 for First Lady Obama’s Let’s Move Campaign!
  • Mom watched how she digested her new kibble and slowly integrated tidbits of veggies and fruit.  (We are her Kitchen K9s after all!)
  • Some thought I, Jet, the Gentleman, purloined (vocabulary builder) her food and dental treats when Mom could not see. (The nerve!  In truth, the opposite is true, ok, not really, we’re even Steven, Mom insists upon fairness!)
  •  JJ maintains a spectacularly regular elimination regimen.  Fiber?  Not for this girl!
  • Maybe her appetite did not fit the typical Golden (I love EVERYTHING) or K9 (we sniff, we taste, we inhale!) patterns.

The secret escaped this weekend.  JJ participates in the Antarctica Shiver Diet.  Never hear of it?  The basics go like this:

  • Watch for dark clouds.
  • When you hear booms or streaky lights, she begins to shiver like a scientist in Antarctica.
  • Add pacing for the duration of inclement weather, including rain minus the booms and streaky lights.

If she wore a shiver-ometer, which measures energy burned from severe shivering, her calorie count would go negative.

Now, I’m not one to judge, because you know how I feel and behave with booms and streaky lights.  I wanted to share the situation in case you had an interest in following this diet regimen.  Mom would like you to know that she’s open to shiver protection suggestions.

Another great except for the shivers, day.

P.S. Mom hopes tonight’s weather will ease, since the nighttime pacing includes pacing on Mom’s bed, whether Mom’s in it or not!