Call for Pets

Folks- we need pictures of your adorable furbabies- Beth has been working overtime to get the calendar out in time for the holidays, but we need more pictures. I’ll just quote Anne Laurie on how to send your pictures in:

If you want your pet’s picture to appear in the 2013 Calendar, send it to Beth Salman at . Deadline is the end of October, so that Beth can do the hard work to have the finished calendar available for all your holiday shopping needs at the beginning of Decembe

Hurry up and get your pictures in so your pets can be front and center in the Pets of Balloon Juice 2013 Calendar.

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35 replies
  1. 1
    geg6 says:

    I keep meaning to do this. I even downloaded some Otis photos onto my office computer. Someone remind me of this on Monday, OK?

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    JenJen says:

    Little Lord Stanley is on his way to Balloon Juice Lore.

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    WereBear says:

    What, I have to come up with another cute cat picture?

    Fortunately, I can do that :)

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    Comrade Mary says:

    I have no cute fur baby pictures to share, but I do have this video by Amanda Palmer: Map of Tasmania. Will that do?

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    gbear says:

    Picture of old cat Halley just sent. I need to get a good picture of new cat Edward.

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    Alison says:

    Sent! It’s not the greatest picture, quality-wise, but I like it. Highlights her little milk-spot on her face :)

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    Lojasmo says:


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    Yutsano says:

    @JenJen: EARZ!! :)

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    jnfr says:

    Do you still have last year’s pictures? I don’t have new ones.

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    BGinCHI says:


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    MikeJ says:

    All the President’s Men starting on TCM. Republicans *still* aren’t over getting caught in such a way it was undeniable.

    Fuck them.

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    MikeJ says:

    Can I send a pic of the cat I call Attenborough? He’s not mine (I leave too often to keep a pet). He hangs out at my bird feeder studying nature.

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    BGinCHI says:

    @MikeJ: Only if he has a tweed jacket and a monocle.

    I guess it depends which Attenborough.

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    Jewish Steel says:

    Call for Pets

    Can I send the pet?

    Just take his picture and put him back on the bus.

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    Arclite says:

    Jeez! WHo cares about pets??! We want moar secksy time pics!

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    Yutsano says:

    @JenJen: This may not totally align with your interests, but Louisville just tied Cincinnati.

    And Bettman is a fuckstain. Full stop.

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    clayton says:

    @Spatula: You just wish you had Murphy.

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    debit says:

    Done! I’ll try to coax the pets into being photogenic this weekend as well. Pets other than Oliver, who is a camera whore.

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    TG Chicago says:

    Any particular specs? Size, quality, no humans allowed, etc?

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    pseudonymous in nc says:

    Yeah, specs would be good: that 1024×768 cameraphone pic that looks great on Facebook may not do so well in print. (Unless theres a collage of them.)

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    Anne Laurie says:

    @TG Chicago:

    Any particular specs? Size, quality, no humans allowed, etc?

    In case Beth doesn’t get a chance to respond — she is a true professional, so “the more (pixel) definition the better” was the only parameter she specified.

    If you missed last year’s calendar, there are thumbnails of every month at BJ’s CafePress store, for inspiration!

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    Karen in GA says:

    I got a couple of good pics of two of my cats. Not sure about the file sizes, but I sent them anyway because hey, Elwood and Phoebe deserve all the attention they can get. And they know it.

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    Skepticat says:

    The World’s Most Perfect Cat, who was in last year’s calendar, died peacefully in his sleep of a brain tumor a few hours ago. Please give all your cherished pets an extra hug in his memory.

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    Captain Howdy says:

    Does shower mold count as a pet? It certainly has fur baby potential.

    Just beamed a picture of “C-Word” (a feline fur babe).


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    Captain Howdy says:

    @Skepticat: Which kitty on the 2011 Calendar is yours?

    Our beloved Schnakli (misspelled “Schan-kli”) is the gorgeous girl posing with red pepper lights in December. She too left the mortal coil in April …

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    ThresherK says:

    @Skepticat: Condolences from our house. Echo: Which one is yours?

    @Corpus Christy: The same from here. I didn’t think my cat was going to pass on this year, but after it happened it was nice to think of her photo on other people’s walls.

    I have to get cracking with the new cat photos. She likes appliances.

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    gocart mozart says:

    Ima gonna do this this year. I got some cute cat photos I can submit. On a sad note, my cat Genghis (a very handsome blue-eyed Siamese) was in a run in with some animal (he’s an outside cat) the vet amputated one of his hind legs yesterday. They say other than the leg, he will be fine. I will scan some four-legged versions soon. Poor poor Ghengis Khan.

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    beth says:

    @jnfr: i do have last year’s photos. if you want me to reuse them, send me an email at the calendar yahoo account. i’ll need to know what email address and name you submitted the photo under and what your pet’s name (and species, just to be safe). i can use that info to find the photo(s).

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    Skepticat says:

    Captain Howdy and Thresher–I don’t have the calendar at hand, but the picture was of a gorgeous Maine coon cat lying on a blue and white cushion. Thanks for the condolences (and mine to both of you); only pet owners know what it’s like.

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    may says:

    Photographs of super model doggies Buffy and Stella have been sent.
    They look so good even as they eat and roll in dead and disgusting things…
    Fortunately, it will not be a scratch and sniff calendar, right?

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    SteveinMD says:

    I rarely comment here, but the calendar is for a good cause, so I sent in a picture of our new kitty Francis. We found him living under a shipping container earlier in the month, and once we washed all the fleas and mud off of him we realized he’s a handsome little guy.

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