We’re still shooting for 2021 Balloon Juice Pet Calendars to be available for order on December 1.
But we need your help to make our deadline!
We have 327 pet pics for the calendar, so there are two BJ Pet Calendars this year. For now, we are calling them Calendar A and Calendar B. If you submitted photos of more than one pet, all of your pets have been placed in either Calendar A or Calendar B.
Please check the Pet Calendar links in the sidebar.
This is your chance to make sure we get it right.
Please check for:
- Are all of your pets listed with your nym?
- Is the spelling of your pet’s name correct?
- Are ALL of your pets listed with the same calendar? (look for either A or B)
- Is the information in the heart/rainbow column complete and correct?
If your pet is no longer with us, you can have a heart or a rainbow next to their name, if you like.
Note: there will be a separate post with pricing, ordering information, etc.
This time next year I should have a dog pic to share. Am in the process of getting pre-approved to adopt from my local rescue group!
Getting 404 errors for the pages
Major Major Major Major
Looks good on my end!
@Major Major Major Major: You were the only one who could see them – I forgot to hit Publish on the 4 pages. :-)
@RedDirtGirl: Very exciting!
Looks good with my menagerie!
BTW, I got a 404 error at first but went back and hit the link again and it was fine. On my iPhone.
@geg6: That’s because I forgot to hit Publish on the 4 pages before this post went live.
Thanks, WaterGirl! My pet info is correct (in Calendar B).
Everyone seems accounted for. Not sure I like the B-Ark implications! I’m sure it is just an oversight..
Dan B here – nym and pet names correct in A
Major Major Major Major
@WaterGirl: Well aren’t I special! :D
@jeffreyw: I’m sure I should understand that, but I don’t.
All good here, thanks WaterGirl!
Mine are fine. Thanks for all your work! Looking forward to the final product.
@Dan B: Hey Dan, did you see the email I sent you about the dogwood? Not sure if you missed the message or if I shouldn’t have asked the question!
Mine are all good! Thank you!
Good to go in B.
Very well, I help you!
@jeffreyw: It’s not like A and B, as in grades, or that A photos are better than B.
With 327 photos, Beth sorted the photos into months, with themes. To keep each person/family’s photos in their respective months, within a single calendar, we took everyone who had 4 or more pet photos and put them in one calendar, then filled in the rest to make sure that the 3-or-mores stayed together, and the two or mores, etc.
No judgement, just logistics! :-)
@RedDirtGirl: Congratulations! I’ve been toying with that idea, or maybe fostering.
Pet calendar is A-OK, and thank you WaterGirl and Beth for doing it early this year!
All good for Tikka and Champ in January of A.
I can’t find my entry on either A or B. Faithful Lurker and Diva (she’s the cat). Did we drop off the list?
Chloe and Daphne are fine in Calendar A.
@WaterGirl: I toyed with adding sarc tags to the b ark quip. I propose “Jeffrey’s Law” – If you don’t know whether or not to add sarc tags, you need to add them. / If you don’t think you need them, you need them.
@Faithful Lurker: No, I’m sure they are in there. Check again. I hadn’t gotten all the Bs when I copied & pasted from the spreadsheet, but I fixed that a few minutes ago.
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My three are fine.
My 4 guys are fine in calendar B ( Mouf, Meg, Starscream, Shadow.)
There we are! And December is perfect. I got her from the Humane Society on Dec 23 as a Christmas present for my husband. Thank you for all this work.
@Faithful Lurker: Oh, yay! Serendipity.
Villago Delenda Est
My listing is good to go! Start the presses!
Biscuit is listed correctly, thanks!
I see Pablo is on the A-list for January. I sent two photos, tho and will they both be in that month or did one go missing?
And seeing Susy’s name with a rainbow next to it got me a bit emotional. Thank you. She was the perfect cat….
And of course so is Pablo!!
Looks fine for me, thanks!
Mine look good thanks!
Also my copy of Hogfather arrived today! Woot!
Charlie is in calendar A December
@pat: We typically use only one photo per pet, unless they are in a photo with another pet. I’m sorry to disappoint you; I had no idea you were hoping for both to go in the calendar. :-(
I think the hearts and the rainbows are bittersweet, and hope they are more sweet than bitter.
Pablo is a handsome devil! We picked the photo where you can see his beautiful tail in all its glory.
All good for Calendar B. Thank you again for all of your hard work in making this happen!!
All good for me in Calendar A!
think i’m good on calendar b.
I didn’t know that. Too bad, but that photo in our porch is from his first few days and he was still coming to terms with his new home.
And yes that tail is amazing, especially when he sits next to the keyboard and lays it across my hands. Touch typing, anyone?
We – as in Roxy and Watson – are set for Calendar B!
@pat: He’s so handsome and striking!
My black kitty does that with his tail, and it is hard to type!
Odie Hugh Manatee
We’re B-listers and looking good. :)
There should be a “k” in Franklin’s name.
ETA – December
Information correct for the housecat. Please add a rainbow.
@HinTN: New copy from the spreadsheet:
@Steeplejack (phone): Rainbow added to the spreadsheet. thanks
J R in WV
Ours are good to print on A.
And yes, it is very hard to type with a cat anywhere around your keyboard! Even down on the floor, as they’re only 1.2 seconds away from the action!
@J R in WV:
And just wait till they step on the keyboard and something goes Waaaaa on your screen.
Everything’s correct for us. Thanks!
Looking good on B list.
Thanks to you and Beth.
Our info is correct, thanks!
2021 Calendar A
Pet’s name: Summer,
Months: April and June? Okay!
Stupid question: I know what the rainbow is for but what does the heart signify?
J R in WV
Been there, cats have done that!! Hmm, he thinks to himself… how did I get here? and where is here anyways!!?
@J R in WV:
And who are you and where is my mommy?
Well he goes back to Mommy no. 1 when we leave for a few weeks. Works out perfectly.
@watergirl – can you change the names of my two kittens from Bubu and Zeus -> Kush and Lava?
I’ve renamed them to be the twin sons of Sri Rama, (the character I was named after)
Looks fine for my crew.
Ours look good on Calendar A–thank you!
We are good to go.
Merlin is all present and correct in Calendar A. Thank you.
My info is correct. Thanks.
Pet’s Name: Summer
Images/Months: Summer 1 pink hat, April; Summer 2, June
Info looks good.
I know this is a stupid question, but what does the heart signify? I know what the rainbow means.
Also, if this shows up twice, I apologize. I posted it last night but, for some reason, it’s not showing up.
@Rochelle: Good morning!
The rainbow and heart both signify the same thing, a beloved pet who is no longer with us. The two symbols resonate differently with different people, so we offered both as an option.
Beth just couldn’t choose between your two photos. The one with the little pink hat was too adorable, but the other one was objectively the better photo.
One of the perks – as the person who is designing the calendar for free – is that Beth gets to make the call to keep them both.
Hello! I don’t see my nym on the list. Did I miss the deadline?
@manyakitty: never mind. I was looking at the wrong list. sigh
A Lurker Named Jerry
For the picture of Peter and Nebula in February, Calendar A, the names should be switched. Nebula is the cat on the left, Peter on the right.
@A Lurker Named Jerry: Got it, thanks!
For the picture of Rosco in Calendar B, August, his name is misspelled — there is no “e” at the end. Thanks!
@celiadexter: Thanks for catching that.