Want to think about something besides the end of the world? Well, here you go!
Beth and I had our first official meeting of the 2021 BJ Pet Calendars Club this morning. Okay, so it wasn’t official, and it’s not really a club, but we did get some things worked out.
Here’s the Plan:
Calendars will be available to order by *December 1.
Get your pet pics in by October 15. That’s only 3 weeks from now.
Extension through Nov 1 are available IF your pet is dressing up for Halloween, IF you let us know ahead of time, and IF you get us your pics the next day.
For non dress-up pets, you get an extension through Nov 1, but ONLY IF you let us know by Oct 15 that you plan to send photos in.
We are going to try something new this year and have you guys submit your photos through a link. You will send an email to pet-calendar at you-know-where – and we will reply with a link, along with instructions about all the information we need. You can start sending those “I plan to send in pet pics this year” emails immediately, but it may be a couple of days before we reply with the link, as we get all our procedures worked out. If you can include your nym and your pet names in the email, that’s really helpful!
*Beth needs time to work with the pics on the design, so fair warning: we have to be tough about deadlines in order to have the calendars available to order by December 1. This is our mean face.
Update: Subaru Diane, Mob Enforcer wasn’t available, so Henry got the job.
He takes it very seriously!
Question, where do email the pics?
Send an e-mail, then you get full instructions back.
That is a tongue that demands obedience.
@Nicole: and love! :-)
@Steeplejack: This made me think of the housecat. I’m sure you still miss her.
Yes, I get regular twinges.
I will send in a picture this year.
@Steeplejack: Bittersweet. Glad she will have a pic.
Not related to pet pics but still sweet, the new season of The Great British Bake Off has just started. The entire cast, crew and contestants spent the entire series in a self contained bubble in order for the season to go ahead.
I need this!
Since it’s an open thread: I’m having a seriously crappy day. Too many tasks for work, NONE of them the least bit interesting. And my new supervisor informed me that our new CIO wants to take over this One Big Yearly Task that I actually enjoy. I told supervisor that (1) there are a lot of bits to it that a new person might not know, and (2) it’s the one task that I actually enjoy AT ALL, though that’s not a good reason to keep it with me. I could whine a whole lot more, but will not, because self should STFU.
@Steeplejack: thanks! I was scanning for a link and missed that!
Comrade Colette Collaboratrice
Chipotle ? says dogs drool, cats rule, and has scheduled his calendar photo shoot.
Can I get my very much long since dead dog in the calendar? I sent Cole a picture of her and she was on the blog in July . I think July 15. Possible 2012. Big girl in a purple pool. Everyone thought she was a boy.
Cool. Gotta get some new pics of Lovey, Koda and Cleo, but I’ll be sending them in.
@Sab: Of course you can!
I have lovely pictures of the Rent-a-Cats. Are you okay with tiny baby snakes? :-)
@R-Jud: Personally, I say ugh! But you should still send in the picture for the calendar. :-)
Lots of people liked the cute little baby snake in last year’s calendar – there was even a cozy sort of blankie that the little snake liked. If you’re not aware of what that is, you should check out last year’s calendar. I forget what month.
@R-Jud: What’s a rent-a-cat?
@Sloane Ranger: Where, where? I keep looking for it.
I was just leaving the house yesterday for work, and I saw a great quotation from General Stuck on my September page, something like “Not every hill is a hill for the Dems to die on. Some of them are to lie down on, fire up the crack pipe, and watch the sky for government drones.”
Sloane Ranger is in the UK.
Started in Britain. Maybe not here (USA).
Caught your late comment about doing the 1993 puzzle(s). I just started 2012. I find that I do more puzzles on days when the news is bad.
@Steeplejack: Damn it!
Just saw, the new GBBO will premiere on Netflix this Friday, Sept. 25.
Is it possible to get reprints of previous years’ calendars?
I never got things together enough to order last year’s, and here it is again already time for the upcoming year’s calendar.
YAY! Calendars before mid-February! Time to scout some bunny pix.
When I gave these out as gifts, I had to explain who the people were and why the comments were included. That one … was a tough sell.
@thalarctosMaritimus: I believe you will be able to do that on Cafe Press.
I believe this because someone accidentally did that last year.
I won’t name names, but he takes beautiful hummingbird pics and food porn. :-)
edit: Looks like 2021 isn’t an option yet.
@BruceFromOhio: I knew you would be pleased!
No special quotes for this year. And if people want to give them as gifts, they will actually be out in time! :-)
@WaterGirl: They came with the house I’m renting. (They’re mine officially now, but I like calling them the rent-a-cats.)
Yeah, but I loved it. I just flashed on that one the other day and it made me LOL.
@R-Jud: Ah yes, I rented houses with “sabbatical dogs” when I was in college. :-)