Follow Up Friday – The Puffster Edition

Hey It’s Jet Here.

follow-up-fridayOur friend, Miss Jodi, Heart Like a Dog, initiated this great idea to update readers on previous posts.  She created a lovely badge to go with her idea and has successfully turned her wonderful idea into a robust blog hop!

I’ve got Mom transcribing my responses to your comments swiftly and thoughtfully… even though she came down with this “cold thingie” from the biscuit earning place.  We’re getting there…

Saturday – Mom Took the Pledge 

tidy cat litterWell, it turns out that many of you have taken similar pledges to celebrate the holidays in alternate ways.  We enjoyed reading the points that resonated with you most as well as your creative ideas.  Some comments expressed excitement to pursue the options presented.  Keep us posted; we’ll do the same.  Oh and in sad irony, the one black Friday purchase was returned for reasons Mom never expected this week.

Sunday – Like a Pig in Mud 

The Black & White Sunday Blog Hop could not have been more perfect to show off my enjoyment of our first experience at the Tropical Bark Park.  Take:

  • One handsome manly man K9 with fluffy black (with a smidge of white) fur,
  • Add lots of dirt,
  • Mix with wet, black, ooey gooey mud
  • And you get a Joyous Jetty Boy who will endure Spa Day upon returning home!

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Mischief Monday – LMP Loses Her Title Due to a Beige Shoe

4The ladies in Blogville sure got behind Mom on this one!  Little Miss Perfect moved from simply relocating Mom’s sneakers to removing Mom’s one and only pair of emergency, semi-comfortable heels and redesigning one of them.  A debate remains as to whether in K9 parlance (VBP – vocab builder project) this means JJ has the shoe “gene”.

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Tuesday – Sad News and Good Mews 

Unfortunately, we began our post with the sad news that Puffy had unexpectedly crossed over the Rainbow Bridge Monday Morning.  Miss Linda and my BFF (best feline friend) Savvy from Savannah’s Paw Tracks had already alerted Miss Ann from Zoolatry by the time Mom returned home from the biscuit earning place.  In Mom’s inbox was this beautiful badge and on our blog kind and thoughtful comments poured in from around the world.  Thank you, it really helps.

Puffy Forever

We also shared Good Mews Feline Shelter’s Cookbook info.  This no-kill, cage free shelter will take the book profits and use them to help the felines in residence – PAWESOME.  Mom contributed a recipe for the book, btw!

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Wordless Wednesday – We Feel the Love 

https://heyitsjethere.files.wordpress.com/2012/11/sending-love-5.jpg?w=150&h=94Comments continued to land in our inbox comforting us about Puffy’s crossing.  We  feel wrapped in love, support and comfort from our Blogville extended family.  You all continue to amaze us with your thoughtfulness and support.

Thankful Thursday – Mom’s Promise to Puffy 

Thanks for reading a rather long (even for us!) tribute sharing some memories and photos of Puffy.  So many of you commented that after reading you felt like you knew him; we could not have asked for better feedback!  A few of you inquired about his additional mischief… I’ll see if I can get Mom to move some memories from the back of her head to the front and share them over the next while!

Puffy 10-16-08

Another great supportive day.



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Thankful Thursday – It Finally Happened

Hey It’s Jet Here.

Remember Mom spent my Gotcha Day in Cleveland at her Summer Camp Reunion?  Well, this week most of the elements for a little family celebration fell into place.  You see, the week before Mom went to Cleveland, Good ‘Ol Jetty Boy won his first EVER raffle.  Boomer, Dottie and Miss Emily from Adventures of a Dog Mom raffled off gifts from Frosty Paws and I WON one of them! We love Boomer, Dottie and Miss Emily’s adventures and Miss Emily’s restaurant reviews as well.

Miss Emily kindly sent our gift in the mail.

Mom explained we would celebrate when she returned, then stuff happened, (like we couldn’t find a store that carried Frosty Paws, hmpf),  and FINALLY, this week, we celebrated!  Here’s what it looked like.

At this point, JJ and I, always at the ready for some Kitchen K9 QC (quality control), realized something special was happening.  Then, Mom peeled off the top.

Mom contemplated (VBP – vocab builder project) how best to serve our swanky treat… she didn’t want the cups used as hockey pucks!

Oh, *lick*, the stuff, *lick*, *slurp*, delectable, (robo licking continues), love this stuff, *lick*, *sniff*, where did it all go?  Must work off calories… (only saying that because of Monday’s post

Little Miss Chewminator went for the stuffie… I let her know that this time, I would at least like a moment with Mr. Frosty Paws.

Here’s how long that lasted…

Another great Gotcha Day, Raffle win celebration!

We recently joined the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop hosted by Pepi Smart Dog (formerly by Cokie the Cat!)

Follow Up Friday – Question Mark Edition

Hey It’s Jet Here.

Our friend, Miss Jodi, Heart Like a Dog, initiated this great idea to update readers on previous posts.  She created a lovely badge to go with her idea and recently turned her wonderful idea into a new blog hop!  We loved co-hosting last week, thanks  for the invitation.

Before we begin, we wanted to let you know that we decided to donate to help the animals challenged by Superstorm Sandy through Best Friends Animal Sanctuary.  We chose Best Friends, because in Mom’s experience, they walk the talk.  She’s followed them for about 15 years now and even took my human sister there to volunteer about 7 years ago.  We will also participate in some way with Heart Like a Dog’s “Dogs of Blogville” calendar contest, which will send help to a blogpal in need.

Saturday Pet Bloggers Hop – Blogiversary – Where did the Time Go?

Boy oh boy, how kind, generous and supportive you were, acknowledging our first year of blogging.  Some of you even thought Mom made the cake!  (not so… just a photo from Google Images!!)  We cannot express our appreciation of your open arms/paws.

Black & White Sunday – A Daylight Savings Time Riddle?

A resounding (VBP – vocab builder project) cheer for all of our blogpals who answered correctly!  I’m improving… I went from 4:10 to 4:38 to 4:43 to 6:00 (long election night walk and tv night!) to 5:12 to 5:20!  Our favorite comment suggested I had a black rug on top of me from the back of my head to my tail.  We responded that I would NEVER wear a toupee, I sprout naturally gorgeous black fluff!

 Mischief Monday – Guess Who Came to Dinner?

Simba of course!  Most of you feel he arrived in time for Mom’s yummy cooking.  While true, (and Mom says thanks by the way), we believe he knows we will welcome him when he escapes, keep him safe, (give him some tidbits), and play with him until his family arrives.  Several of you wanted to join us for dinner as well… Mom says… ANYTIME!

Tasty Tuesday – Who likes Fennel?

Surprisingly, Mom’s faithful Kitchen K9s do!  Oh yes, we got your attention on this one.  Lots of comments expressed curiosity and surprise about fennel in general and K9s eating it specifically!  Our pack mate Neve and Miss Beverly wrote in to share how much Neve enjoys thinly sliced fennel, while Miss Beverly prefers her fennel roasted!

Oh, Miss Wendy thought we were wearing coats, actually we had our Halloween costumes on because … it was HALLOWEEN!

Wordless Wednesday – Who needed a break from the election?

EVERYONE!!!  So glad you enjoyed the comic relief of Dudley’s video as much as we did; thanks to Mollie for sending in a comment describing how to post videos for Mom… Also, Little Miss Professional Paw Shaker has stayed grounded so far after winning her seat on the Happy, Happy commission!

Thankful Thursday – Who needs to Apologize?

MOM!  Yup, Mom went ROGUE, adlibbing a title I DID NOT APPROVE and scared a bunch of my blogpals to bits! Sorry, Mea Culpa etc… I will keep a shorter leash on her transcribing activities.  All are healthy at Casa Jet.

Glad we thought to share nicknames for seven inhabitants of Casa Jetty as part of our “Seven Things About Me” Award Procedure.  Now you have the inside scoop!  Gratitude again to our four pals who bestowed the award on us.

Another great question mark week.



Thankful Thursday – Quadruple Bypass

Hey It’s Jet Here.

Ok, it’s not the quadruple bypass of the scary kind… no heart trouble in Casa Jet, thank goodness.  No, this quadruple bypass is of the bestowing “by passing” it on kind!

Over the last two or so weeks, we’ve received the “Seven Things About Me” award from four of our pals:  Savannah’s Paw Tracks (she received an award today – Concats Savvy!), Feline Purrspective, Hailey Chronicles and The Princess Tails.  Please go visit my friends and tell ’em Jetty sent ya!

Mom’s pretty excited because her favorite color is BLUE and her favorite number is SEVEN!

Here are the rules:  Share 7 things about yourself.

As you know, I, Gentleman Jet, try to exhibit proper manners, so, I decided to share the nicknames (some of which you have read about) of the seven inhabitants (VBP – vocab builder project) of Casa Jetty.  Mom researched the origin of nicknames and found this…The idea of a nickname didn’t come from English origins, though. They were originally common in ancient Greece and Rome, especially when used as terms of affection, which the Greeks called hupokorisma, meaning “calling by an endearing name.”

I  think you can feel how much the humans love you because the nicknames usually get delivered with certain voice inflections, too.

  1. ME! – Jet, Jet Black, Jetty, Jetty Spaghetti, Jettylicious, Mr. Handsome, Mr. Sniffy, Gentleman Jet, Gentleman Jetty, Jaunty Jet (named by Lady Litchi), Jetster, Jetterific, Yogurt nose.
  2. JJ – Jasmine Joy, Joy Jasmine, JJ, Gorgeous Girl, Cutie girl, Little Miss (fill in the blank depending on the situation).
  3. Puffy – Puff, Huffy Puffy, Puffster, Mr. Puff, Puffy Boy, Puff ‘n Stuff.
  4. Rachel (my human sister) – Rach, Rachie, Twihard girl, Moldy, Rachie Rach.
  5. Fluffy – (OTRB – Aug. 2012) – Fluff, Mr. Chatty Boy, Fluffster, Fluffers.
  6. Koko – (OTRB – Sept. 2011) – Koko, Koko Puff, Koko Poko, Kokola, Sweetie Girl, Kokolicious, Koko Loco, Jelly Belly girl.
  7. Mugs – (OTRB Summer 2002) – Missing Cat (M.C.), Muggsalufagous pronounced Mugs-a-lof-a-gous, Mugsy, Mugsy boy.

Next: Name seven other blogs to talk about their seven favorite things.  We know that many of you have already received this lovely award, so, we’ll try to find some of our newer pals who have not.  If we duplicate, no worries, know that you were in our thoughts.

We recently joined the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop hosted by Pepi Smart Dog (formerly by Cokie the Cat!).

Follow Up Friday – Co-Host Edition

Hey It’s Jet Here.

I’m delighted and excited to join my pals Sampson and Delilah (and Miss Jodi of course!) in co-hosting today’s hop!  Sampson is a bit uncomfortable today, so, please hop over and send him some extra lovies!  Join us won’t you?

First Up:  Continued safe wishes for those affected by Sandy.  May your power get restored swiftly.  Please listen to the authorities regarding the safety of your water, downed power lines, debris and such.  Let us know how we can help when you can.

Please forgive our delay in responding to all your comments, we’re still digging out.  🙂

Saturday – Mom?  Ok, Mom went to Cleveland for her Summer Camp Reunion (after 35 years… and… in case you’re curious… her camp was in Maine!)  I gave her the day off!

Black and White Sunday: Golden Pumpkins

A newish blogpal, Miss Megan, posted great K9 stencils.  We selected JJ’s heritage to show you since mine was not represented.  Many of you responded that you wanted to go to Miss Megan’s site to see if you could find your heritages.  Now we have 365 days to find a talented pumpkin carver!

Mischief Monday: Hide and Seek

JJ and I scoured (VBP – vocab building project) the house for quite a while trying to find Mom.  As you already know, she had flown the coop and landed in Cleveland for the weekend!  Mom appreciated all the humans who commented that Moms need breaks every now and then to rejuvenate (Miss Jodi’s VBP word!).  Thanks for making sure that JJ and I received the proper care from Miss Angela (we did!).   The fur family members wrote in to confirm that Mom gave us the proper amounts of extra treats and lovies for taking time away… thanks for having our backs!

Tasty Tuesday: Orbs of Goodness

Bunches of you like tomatoes, whoo hoo!  The humans enjoyed the recipe; Mom really appreciated the comment about her always posting great and delicious recipes!  Dalton, from Wagg Foods in the UK offered to become another of Mom’s Kitchen K9s!  (Mom said the more the merrier!)

Wordless Wednesday: Jetter and Allie

Mom’s friend, Miss Shari (many of you thought Miss Shari was Mom in the photo!) shared her gorgeous goldendoodle, Allie with the Camp gang at her Sunday brunch.  By then, Mom felt severely fur deprived and gave Allie lots of lovies.  So many of you commented how beautiful you thought both Allie and Miss Shari are… correct in both regards!

I had to share the great Halloween Frankenweenie picture my friend Mollie made for me again.  Yes, I scared the fur off myself for all of you who asked!  Everyone wished us a Happy Halloween and we hope you had a great one, too.  My friend, Clowie said that Spain is just beginning to celebrate the holiday in the urban areas, but… not where she lives just yet.

Thankful Thursday:  Chewies for Gotcha Day 

Thank you for your gracious compliments on our first ever review.  Many of you appreciated my generous nature, sharing my gift certificate from Mr. Brent with JJ.  Mr. Brent confirmed that antler splits like the Moose split we ordered do not last as long as deer antlers.  Miss Dianda asked if they delivered to Europe… we emailed Mr. Brent and will let you know.

Mom promised a Gotcha Day stretch since she was out of town last Sunday, my formal Gotcha day… Chewy.com got my celebration off to an early start, even though Mom’s late!  So many of you wished me well, I’m still blushing with gratitude.

Another great co-hosting week!



Thankful Thursday: Chewies for Gotcha Day

Hey It’s Jet Here.

As you probably know by now, Mom presented a somewhat reasonable explanation for delaying my Gotcha Day celebration, which should have been this past Sunday.  (Summer Camp Reunion, 35 years in the making!)  More on my belated special day in upcoming posts.

While Mom will be late, a certain Mr. Brent started my Gotcha Day celebration EARLY!  For the FIRST TIME, Mom and I were contacted to review a company’s services.  Mr. Brent from Chewy.com  reached out and asked if we would like to try out their website.  Mom’s first response… “Jetty, you can finally earn your own biscuit $!”  Even tech challenged Mom navigated the site with ease, toggling between companies, checking her cart,  and searching items swiftly.  We give Chewy a 10 on the “user friendly” scale!

We think Chewy.com has Casa Jet on speed dial or something because when Mom and I made our decisions and placed our order mid-morning on Thursday, by Saturday our treats had arrived.  Seriously?  Faster than the pony express, carrier pigeons, or lamborginis we’re still wondering how my special box arrived so quickly.

We really needed some new chewy (pun intended!) toys so we focused on that part of the site.  We appreciated the myriad (VBP – vocab building project) of natural products (moose, deer and elk antlers) with the country of origin noted as well as the broad selection of BPA free chew toys (including some recycled products).  As the family guy I am, I split my gift certificate with JJ.  Here’s what we purchased.

 Since Mom purchased one for JJ a few months ago, and she loves it too dearly to share, I asked Mom if I could have one too, only in manly man colors!

Finally, I get to enjoy…

Because I, ahem, love her, I selected two new toys for Little Miss Chewminator.

Rated as a tough toy by Zany, “you know who” ripped through it in 15 min, destuffifying the poor boomerang’s guts all over the couch.  Can’t recommend this for chewers 7+ on the chewing scale… a pricey 15 min!

JJ LOVES the 2nd toy; Mom and I thought the design rocked.  Mom rarely places treats inside (we live in the buggy tropics), however, JJ barely notices.

Mom thought I might enjoy giving the toy a test run… before losing possession forever to Little Miss Mine, Mine, Mine!

Since JJ absconded (VBP) with my deer antler 6 months ago, (actually 2 of them!) Mom thought she would try moose for me.

She gave it to me right before bed, since JJ keeps her antlers in Mom’s bed!

Good news/bad news.  I LOVED the antler so much… I devoured the treat in less than 24 hours… which made for a pricey treat!  Mom thinks she might try elk next time.  Usually, antlers last forever, so, we think maybe the moose antler might have been sliced instead of whole or something.

Another thanks to Chewy.com day!

We recently joined the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop hosted by Pepi Smart Dog (formerly by Cokie the Cat!).

Follow Up Friday: Jetters Edition

Hey It’s Jet Here.

Before we recap, we MUST share with you how much all your comments, thoughts of support, words of care and lovies meant to Miss Wendy on the loss of her sweet Barkley this week.  (noted in Tuesday’s post.)  In case you didn’t see her response, which we posted late that evening, scroll down to the end of the comments.  We knew our blogpals would rally to her side; thank you for taking Miss Wendy and her family under your paws.

Our friend, Miss Jodi, Heart Like a Dog, initiated this great idea to update readers on previous posts.  She created a lovely badge to go with her idea and recently turned her wonderful idea into a new blog hop!  Congrats!

Saturday: Honoring Adopt-a-Shelter Month

We began our week by highlighting two super adoption events in our area.  We thought both events creatively selected themes with corresponding posters.  The first, which begins at midnight tonight is a Super Adoption beginning with kittens and puppies.  The second paired hunky firefighters with rescue K9s strutting the runway.  We appreciated your support, understanding and dismay that I, Gentleman Jetty, was not asked to appear on either poster.

Sunday: Black & White Little Cat

When Mom unexpectedly helped Mr. Andy out on Saturday afternoon with Austin, she finally caught Little Cat in daylight licking his/her chops.  Mom’s befriended LC and now, when she visits, LC will brush up against her and permit petting.  You asked us to find out LC’s real name… Mr. Andy said, “kitty”, however, when he says it, with affection, it sounds like “koodie!”  (Another mystery solved!)

Mischief Monday:  A Fox?

Turns out that many of you have foxes in your area, too!  We subsequently learned, that, while cute, foxes can cause quite a bit of mischief and beyond.  Our friend, Miss Heather found out from Health Services that the urine can be toxic to children! (I know, you’re wondering why a human child would be in that situation… however, if the foxes are in your backyard… you do the math…)  Humans also have foxes as pets, who knew?  As you suggested, we will continue to admire from afar.  Oh, we have a few entries on possible names for our new fox: Foxy and Felicia… keep those ideas coming!

Tasty Tuesday: We Honestly Love Radishes!

We featured one of my personal fave veggies this week – radishes.  Many of you commented that:

  1. You didn’t know K9s could eat radishes.
  2. Many humans did not know how many varieties of the yummy radish exist.
  3. Many of the humans either enthusiastically enjoyed radishes or kind of wrinkled their noses.
  4. 3. A few K9s admitted to hiding said veggie under various furniture species with other offered veggies!

Wordless Wednesday: JETTERS

Boy oh Boy did we spook and scare you (and ourselves!) with Mollie’s wickedly talented Frankenweenie picture of yours truly!  For many of you who worried that I would remain in that scary form, Gentleman Jetty is back, gorgeous fluffy black fur and all!

Thankful Thursday: Triple Thanks

We appreciated your compliments on our award and our apology to Princess Zena.

Another great wrap up to the week!