Progress in Harmonious Living

Hey It’s Jet Here.

Ever since JJ arrived, Puffy, (former head of the fur family), dragged his paws on the subject of harmonious living.  Puffy vacillates (vocab builder) between hissing at, fleeing, and avoiding JJ’s presence.  JJ, who thinks the felines belong in the toy basket, only wants to “play”.

When my golden sister, Koko, may she be frolicking over the Rainbow Bridge, was alive, all four of us shared Mom’s bed each night.  Each of us laid an unspoken claim on our section of the bed:

  • Koko – either Mom’s right shoulder/upper torso or if I took that spot then right leg/thigh,
  • Fluffy – Mom’s tummy in such a way he could peer over her reading material,
  • Puffy – Mom’s feet, usually with tail facing Mom’s face and head facing the tv. (I know, I mentioned the non-functional box again!)
  • Me – Mom’s right shoulder/upper torso or parallel to Mom’s head sharing her pillow.

These days, typically JJ visits Mom at bedtime, and usually not for the whole night. Sometimes, when Mom reads on her bed during the afternoon, if JJ is otherwise engaged, Puffy will visit and curl up with Mom.  Over the last month or so, we’ve noticed Puffy coming out from under the bed more frequently to visit Mom. (Could it be after JJ’s surgery??)  He’s even jumped up when Little Miss “What Have I Done” rests beside Mom.  If JJ’s still, Puffy may even stay for a chin rub.  The second she flinches the Puffster is OUT OF THERE!  Mom tries to show Puffy that both he and JJ can coexist on her bed by petting them simultaneously and speaking to Puffy in her calm, sweet voice.

So this morning, you can imagine her surprise when she saw the following:

Another great, step toward family harmony, day.

P.S.  For those of you attending the Blogpaws Conference, hope you have a great day, wish we were there!

Mischief Monday – Almost 100% Sure…

Hey It’s Jet Here.

Oh gosh, you’re not going to believe this…

Remember when the mischief was No On/No Off?   Well, Mom handled that obstacle fairly well; she turned the box on by standing in front of it and touching a magic spot.  The spot would light up and say POWER.  She did the same when she wanted the box to go to sleep.  Many of you suggested that perhaps the box had celebrated so many birthdays, it no longer could function.  We crossed our paws and fingers that you were mistaken.

Last week, Mom tried the magic spot and noises occurred, however, a second sign lit up; STAND BY.  Mom has this thingie called U-Verse which allows us to watch Tanked, Mr. Caesar, The NBA Finals, etc.  In the tropics, when we receive lots of storms, U-Verse can go kaplooey for a while and has to do this reboot thingie.  Mom tried all her tricks and this blue screen with AT &T stayed put with an arrow going round and round and round until it made us dizzy.  After a really long time, it said, quit client?  We said yes.  Mom tried a few days in a row, hoping that the box and Sir U-Verse would chat and make up.  No such luck.

Do you know what it’s like to share a tv box with a teenager on summer break hooked on something called TLC?  Thank heavens for that TIVO stuff or Mom and ol’ Jetty boy would be up a creek without a paddle I tell ya!

So… Mom is trying to wrap her head around (strange phrase you humans use…) the idea that we need a new box.  She told me she has to save up biscuit money because right now, the jar is a wee bit low (ok… empty)… she said we’ll take this opportunity to catch up on our reading.

Another great, except for the tv box, day.

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