The 2021 Pets of Balloon Juice Calendars are ready to order!
Trying to do one post a day at different times in order to catch folks who might not have seen the previous posts.
The very first calendar has shipped, and Calendar A is on the way to someone whose initials are M.R.
You can click this link to order and you can order by clicking the special blue box up top.
If you have pets in the calendars and have not yet reviewed the calendars, please do so before placing your order. You will find the pages of each calendar in the links in the sidebar.
If you find a problem, corrections can still be made. But the calendar has to be changed BEFORE you place your order with Cafe Press. The calendars are printed on demand by Cafe Press, and there’s no way to stop an order once you place it.
If you find an issue:
- Notify us in this post
- Wait for us to let you know that it has been fixed and the page has been updated
- Review the calendar again to verify all is good
- Then place your order.
Calendars are $25 each. We planned to offer $5 off if you ordered both Calendar A and Calendar B, but Cafe Press doesn’t offer a way to do that. So all calendars are $25 each.
The calendars cost $15 to print at Cafe Press, so we make $10 on each calendar, which goes directly to the pet rescue.
2020 was the first time I contributed a pet photo to the calendar. It probably didn’t make a difference, but why risk it? I didn’t submit a photo this year.
@Inventor: So you thought you jinxed it last year?
edit: It wasn’t you, it was Cafe Press.
Is it possible to pin this post to the top of the blog for a couple of days? That might save having to keep track, and free you up for more creative endeavours!
Villago Delenda Est
I wasn’t fast enough! Can’t say “first!”
BTW, I got an email from Cafe Press. My calendar is projected to arrive on 16 December.
Mike in NC
Speaking of calendars, I got an email today offering an Official Trump 2021 Calendar featuring photos personally selected by Melania. All for a mere $30 donation to their slush fund. They will continue grifting until they stop breathing.
I just wanted to share with you Jackels that on December 18th., at LAX, my new Furry Family member arrives! She was rescued from a Chinese slaughterhouse and I am over the Moon to be able to help her into her new life with me.
My boy, Buddy crossed the Rainbow Bridge on January 20. I have to tell you that being without a Pup for 11 months has been difficult for me. My dogs are family. Nothing less.
I wish I could share her picture with you, but, I’m old and electronics hate me! Maybe I’ll just have to wait for next year’s Calendar?
I am so jazzed to get the calendar and even more excited for the rescue to get this financial boost.
@Villago Delenda Est: I didn’t get the email but that was the expected delivery date quoted when I got one from column A and one from column B
ETA: The back button worked just fine this time, WaterGirl.
@Villago Delenda Est: 11 days from now? And 12-13 from the order date? Holy shit that’s a long time.
@Anotherlurker: If you send me an email with the photo attached, i can add it to this post.
@Anotherlurker: I forgot to say congratulations!
@WaterGirl: That’s what they said, standard delivery.
@Anotherlurker: I missed the edit window, but sentence 2 should end “with me” instead of clumsy fingered, minus glasses pronoun “me”.
@WaterGirl: I will try that W.G. Thanks!
Congratulations!!! New pups are fun!?. Maybe a front pager will post the picture if you email it to one of them. Anne Laurie and Watergirl are suckers for a cute pet picture.
Just ordered mine for my sister in law who’s more like my sister who lives in Walnut Creek, CA. She adores cats and volunteers at a cat rescue shelter in her area. She will be thrilled that a pet rescue is being supported.
Keep this link in mind for later. It’s a report about preparing your puppers for the time when you return to work.
@Anotherlurker: I fixed that for you.
@Anotherlurker: You are getting one of those guys? Is it a golden retriever? My local newspaper just had a big story on our local adoptees arriving.
Our local (midwest) dog pound has not had to put a dog down for lack of space for 15 years. If not placed locally they go off to NY or New England. Now we are importing Chinese dogs.
Some things have gotten better over the years.
A whole bunch of the calendars – at least 10 or more orders – just went from Ordered to Completed in the past hour.
@Kathleen: This year’s calendars are very heavy on cats, so she should like that. The dogs in it are quite attractive also.
She is a Golden. I’m still shocked that they breed these beauties for meat. I’m so glad that I’m able to help save this life.
My local shelters and rescue groups are overwhelmed with adoption requests. So much so that most filled out applications are not responded to. Out of 26 applications that I have filled out, since Feb. 1, I have received 6 replies. 3 were to tell me that the Pup I was interested was no longer available and the other 3 informed me that they wouldn’t adopt to me because I live in an apt.
Done. Looking forward to much pet goodness.
@sab: I hope the pups are organizing for better representation next year. Come on BJ peeps, do you not love your dogs? :-)
Totally kidding. But I do wonder why we had so many more cats than dogs this year.
@WaterGirl: I was quite pleased to see all the cats, because I am buying a calendar for my big sis, who is most def a cat person.
My A&B calendars are scheduled to arrive on 12/17. But haven’t received an email that they have been sent.
Thank you SOOOOO much for this work, WaterGirl! What a load! I have ordered my calendars and look forward to probably ordering more for more friends. You are the best! Nemo thinks he is a star now…
Villago Delenda Est
@WaterGirl: I assume they’re sending it via Shanghai or something. That’s the quoted delivery date, don’t have a confirmation that it has actually been mailed, though, just an order confirmation email with an estimated date.
@Ruckus: I can confirm that yours are on the list, and it shows they haven’t been shipped yet.
@Villago Delenda Est: I see you on the list, and only 7 orders are ahead of yours.
@Tom Levenson: Hope you approved of the picture we picked for Champ & Tikka. We both loved that one.
Last year I used coffee grounds in West of Eden. When the Blacked Eyed Susans sneezed their eyes did not close. The sun flowers were so wired they were picking up AM radio. The slugs were as busy as bees. The snails were speed sliming across the garden.
Next year I am using decaf.
@sab: Thanks, sab!