Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Meet Joel Johnson

Mom gave me the J day and suggested I do a Jabberwocky, but I can't rhyme. In fact mostly I don't talk except in one word sentences. That's why mom is translating.

look at his little ear tufts...
Mom doesn't think I know this, but I was adopted. In fact I was almost a year old when my first family (mom calls them the Cretins) dropped me off at the Humane Society on Christmas Eve. They didn't understand me. Called it behavior issues. Really though, I just don't like to be yelled at. I know. Some parents think, especially with the furry brothers, that a stern voice is the way to get something done, but I have this... this THING happen... it's like I grow to four times my size and start to roar (and snarl and sometimes bite). But do YOU like to be yelled at? I mean seriously—isn't that what YOU feel like doing?

Anyway, this Cretin family didn't like it, so they left me. Then a week later my REAL family came. They FOUND me, but because I'd been with the Cretins, they had to adopt me. They yelled and talked sternly a little bit. (I guess some furry brothers like that) but they eventually figured me out. Just offer me a carrot or to go OUT and I will drop the underwear I'm chewing! Carrots taste better than underwear any day!


My favorite person is my daddy. He walks me and feeds me, and he is home most, so he spends lots of time with me. I've learned what our car sounds like, so when he turns onto our street I prance and whine, knowing he's on his way!

Mom is pretty good. I sleep on her side of the bed because she's put a blanket down there for me. She reaches over to scratch me and watches for me when she gets in and out of bed. My two legged brother and sister are good too. My sister takes a lot of pictures of me. She took the ones on this page. She tells me all the time how cute I am. My brother likes me and scratches me and sometimes I go in his room to sleep, too.

Then I have a furry sister. I really like to clean her ears. She tries to catch my tail a lot—she will sit on a chair and grab it when I go by. She and I like to play chase, too—we take turns.


I have important jobs in my family. When there are noises, I have to let everyone know. And when someone gets home I have to greet them. And in the morning, if they forget to get up, I need to go make sure they're okay, so I whine at them until they scratch my head and say 'hi Joel'.

scared of thunder... and cameras...
As for what I like... I like to head OUT for a walk, but I really don't like to go very far. Mostly I stop in the yard and watch dad walk down the block. I like to eat—eating is the best. And I'm really really really really afraid of thunder. I don't like rain much—it makes me wet. I don't like it real cold. Or hot. And I hate the deep snow, but you would too if your privates were only 5 inches off the ground.

I guess that's it about me. Now mom is going to share some J blogs...

The Journey: Colene is a newer blogger buddy, but very hip and seems to like stuff I like, which of course makes here cooler than cool *shifty*

Just the Cheese: Jamie's a nut. You will probably just laugh a lot.

35 comments:

Tundiel said...

Hi Joel, you're a sweetie! And guess what? I like to eat too. *winks*

Cute post, Tami!

Niki said...

aww Joel, can I squeeze your ears? :)

Siv Maria said...

It is fun to think through the eyes and souls of beloved furry friends. Nice to meet you Joel :)

Old Kitty said...

AWWWWWWWWW!!!!!Hello there lovely and adorable and ever so beautiful Joel Johnson!! Awwwww you are so gorgeous!!!! I am so so so glad you are now happy and loved and cared for properly! Your forever family sounds truly amazing!! Yay for you!!!!

You have a lovely day now and watch out for mum going all NAKED!! Take care
x

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

Joel is adorable! I'm glad he has some jobs...I know our dog just LOVES having a job. Such cute pictures. :)

Rosalind Adam said...

Hi Joel, you're very cute. I'm so glad you found your REAL family and I just love a happy ending.

Jan Morrison said...

Oh, I like this fella! He can come visit here any day and I won't yell at him.
Jan Morrison

Tessa Conte said...

Awww.... hello Joel! I should have let my puppy write the J post, too (her name is Joska).

GigglesandGuns said...

He's so cute.
But really, Hart, who names a dog, Joel? ;0)

Hart Johnson said...

teehee--thanks so much everyone! He's a good guy!

And Mary-the Humane Society had named him Joel, but it really suits him. He has a Joel personality.

Name: Luana Krause said...

So cute! Write on, Joel!

Katie Mills said...

awe, what a cuttie pie! Sounds like a very important part of the household!

Sarah Ahiers (Falen) said...

Yay for Joel! So handsome - and such a serious name!

RosieC said...

So cute! I love that your dog and cat get along pretty well, too. Maybe that's our four-legged-friends' problem--they're both cats. Hmm...

Love the pictures. Joel's adorable :)

Rosie
East for Green Eyes

damyantiwrites said...

Who are the Cretins who did not like Joel?

An adorable cutie....!

lesleylsmith said...

Good blog post, Joel!
I'm impressed. You make me think...
Maybe all those times when I was trying to write and my cat walked or sat on the keyboard he was really trying to write a blog entry!
Now I understand!
Thanks! :)

Ella said...

Joel, I loved your post! You are adorable, so glad your new family appreciates you! Sooo cute~

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Hey, thanks for visiting yesterday! I'm your newest follower and I'm going to put you on my sidebar under "Oregon Bloggers" since you are emotionally in Oregon and because your last name is Johnson (my madien name, btw). I really enjoy you writing and loved meeting your furbaby.

It is nice to meet you,

Kathy M.

L.G.Smith said...

Dogs = love. :)

Marjorie said...

Oh What a sweet dog! Maybe he and Sirius would get along. Sirius loves underwear more than anything in the world. He can chew up a pair in three seconds flat. No use catching him at it. They're already ruined.

Helena said...

This was hard for me to read because I had to put my old, sick kitty to sleep a few weeks ago and I really can't afford to go to the shelter right now and adopt a new one. If I can just hold out a few more weeks...

I'm SO glad Joel has a great family like yours to love him.

salarsenッ said...

Aww...so nice to meet you, Joel. I bet you'd find plenty in common with our dog, Gracie.

Great post, Hart. Nice to meet you through the A-Z Challenge. I'm a minion, now!!

Better is Possible said...

Lovely to make your aquaintance, Joel!

Bob Sanchez said...

Hi Joel! It sounds like your Mom and Dad are great people. Here, let me give you a virtual scratch behind the ears...How's that?

Margaret Hall said...

AWESOME post! Down with Cretins! Loved your approach to "J"...Thanks for sharing, what a cutie~!

See you at "K"...

http://timeforabucketlist.blogspot.com/
http://imagesinthought.blogspot.com/
http://the-old-story-tree.blogspot.com/
http://bagladythoughts.blogspot.com/

Eileen Bell said...

Hi Joel, You sound like a pretty lucky dog. (and I don't blame you for being afraid of thunder and cameras. Those are two amazingly scary things!)

Deb and Barbara said...

Too too cute. Both you and Joel. :)
B

Anne K. Albert said...

Lovely story, super cute pics...the Cretins lost out BIG TIME!

SweetMarie83 said...

Joel, you're just the cutest thing ever! Your parents and siblings are so lucky to have you. ;-)

Sylvia Colette Branch said...

Joel, you should meet Junie B, she took over my blog today too....weird connection, Hart, just weird. :) Weird like showing up to school in the same outfit weird. http://www.sylviebranch.com/2011/04/j-is-for-junie-b.html

Kris Yankee said...

Hi Joel, My name's Jack. My mom did some stupid movie name for J day, instead of having me star in her blog for the day. Oh well, I'll just have to whine at her all night. Anyway, I was adopted too! I'm also afraid of thunder and cameras give me the willies. When my dad isn't home, I sleep a lot because my mom sits at her computer all day writing or editing or doing something that I just can't believe is any better than playing with me. I'm so glad I met you, Joel!

Simon C. Larter said...

I just wanted to stop in and mention I'm typing this in the nude.

That is all.

Hart Johnson said...

Yay for all Joel's new friends! He will be so pleased!

And Simon *snort* You made my evening...

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Hey, we both gave a shout to Colene today! And what kind of person takes in an animal and when it gets a little rough, dumps it? Pets are not possessions - they are part of the family!

erica and christy said...

Ohh! Adorable! My dog has no idea he was adopted. :0) christy