Balloon Juice Pet Calendar 2019 is LIVE!

Just a reminder that the Balloon Juice Calendar for 2019 is now LIVE:

Thanks to all of you who sent in pictures, and thanks to Beth, who put it all together. As always, all proceeds go to MARC- the Marion Animal Resource Connection. You can pick yours up by clicking on this link or going through the Balloon Juice Store on the right.

46 replies
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    Yarrow says:

    That cover is gorgeous! Who are those two sweet pups? The quizzical looks dogs give just slay me every time.

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    debbie says:


    I’ve gotten more than a few of those looks and I always say, “Yeah, me too, buddy.”

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    jeffreyw says:

    Ack! None of ours made the calendar. Maybe next year!

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    OzarkHillbilly says:

    @jeffreyw: None of mine did either! Maybe I should have sent some in?

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    zhena gogolia says:


    Oh no! You have the best photos!

    I’ve bought two of them.

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    @jeffreyw: I thought these were your pups. How is your crew?

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    chris says:

    Merry Christmas to all! See you on the other side.

    In a few hours I’ll be like this little guy. Tomorrow we go to the beach.

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    jeffreyw says:


    None of mine did either! Maybe I should have sent some in?

    Well, it doesn’t seem to matter. I sent them in, I swear!

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    jeffreyw says:

    The oldest cats, Toby and Bea, are showing signs of age. The new boys, Ginger and Ollie, are best buds. Bitsy is my little darling, and Homer is still an asshole.
    Gabe is starting to learn manners, and Katie is a Pretty Princess.

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    OzarkHillbilly says:

    @jeffreyw: Sure you did….

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    John Cole says:

    @jeffreyw: Why not? I forwarded all the pictures to Beth. She would not leave them out.

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    satby says:

    Good looking calender! I’m going to get one as soon as I get back to my tablet, easier than the phone to shop from.

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    Lee says:


    Those two maniacs are mine!

    Roo is the red merle and Confetti is the blue.

    They will be a year old in February. We adopted them in June from someone who could no longer take care of them because of an illness.

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    Humdog says:

    John, you need to add some Steve merchandise at your store. He is a magnificent bastard, and needs his mug on a mug or something. Your most recent photos were great and I’d love to see a pic of him stretching his extra toes.

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    jeffreyw says:

    @John Cole:

    @jeffreyw: Why not? I forwarded all the pictures to Beth. She would not leave them out.

    Not sure, I think G-mail might have turned them into links for Drive because reasons. Yep, Gmail turned them all into individual links, they would have to be downloaded from Drive. I thought they would be in a folder, at least.

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    Humdog says:

    @jeffreyw: I cannot see January at all and there are a few photos that don’t come on screen for me. Maybe your photos are there?

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    K488 says:

    Ordered! Our biggest, Paul, is in September! Thanks for doing this, John.

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    zhena gogolia says:


    Oh, too bad! Those are all fantastic! I loved the one of Bitsy at the window on last year’s calendar.

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    geg6 says:

    Individual pages are hard to see on my phone, but I’m not seeing mine there either. ☹️

    Oh well, be getting mine on payday at the end of the month. Getting the tv for our mutual Christmas present to each other (and all the other expenses this time of year) has tightened the purse strings until then.

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    zhena gogolia says:


    Oh, no!

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    Raven says:

    Just switched drivers at Fancy Gap. Our pups made it even though I was a bit tardy.

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    zhena gogolia says:

    Maru and Hana are having Christmas too:

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    Something fabulous says:

    Ordered!! Can’t wait to see it when I return. Currently at LAX waiting to board to Chicago. Happy holidays & safe travels to all-y’all!

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    geg6 says:

    @zhena gogolia:

    Lovey will be furious! And nobody puts Lovey in the corner! 😂😂😂

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    zhena gogolia says:


    I will miss her and Koda on the calendar! Not to mention your new kitty!

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    Mary G says:

    It’s my 63rd trip around the sun today, and Zinsky as well. Happy Birthday to us!


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    Beatrice says:

    Just placed my order. Beth always does such a beautiful job. Thank you, Beth!

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    JPL says:

    @jeffreyw: I have a special place in my heart for you because of how hard you worked with Katie and made a place for her in your family.

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    Elizabelle says:

    @Lee: I love Roo and Confetti. Beautiful dogs.

    Merles are a thing lately. As are corgis. “It” dogs.

    Merry Christmas Eve to all and their pets. Festivus plus one to those who are not Christmasmaniacs.

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    Amir Khalid says:

    @Mary G:
    Happy birthday.

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    jeffreyw says:

    @JPL: Thank you for that kind remark.

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    debbie says:

    @Mary G:

    Happy birthday!

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    lee says:


    I agree it seems merles of all types are popular now. I’ve had aussies since 1988 (before they were AKC).

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    MazeDancer says:


    Ack! None of ours made the calendar. Maybe next year!

    My two – in a two shot – didn’t make it either.

    @Mary G: Happy Birthday! (And to Zinksy, too!)

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    Robert (Nojay) Sneddon says:

    Serious cute puppy overload with a serious result —how guide dogs in Britain are born and raised before they start their training.

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    beth says:

    @jeffreyw: i’m sorry we didn’t get your crew in this year! i did wonder why i didn’t get any photos from you since you’ve been contributing every year i’ve done this, i think. to be sure, i just searched my email and didn’t find any forwarded emails from you via john cole.

    if anyone sent their photos in and i didn’t get them or i missed them but they still would like to see them included, send them to me [geology underscore grrrrl at yahoo dot com] and i will do my best to try and fit them in. if you send me photos, don’t buy a calendar until i let you know there are new pages uploaded with your critters.

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    MazeDancer says:


    So, very kind, Beth.

    Mine didn’t make it either, even though I sent Nov 13th. Will send to you again, now.

    Was noticing those nice colored squares. May the missing ones fit right in.

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    MazeDancer says:


    Guess this isn’t the year for my kitties in the calendar.

    Email didn’t work, got returned. Twice.

    But thanks for the kind offer.

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    MazeDancer says:


    Possibly, there is an extra “r” in “4 r” grrrrl in post. Noticed 3 r’s in other handles. So I tried that. Worse that could happen is some other grrrl is getting a nice cat pic.

    Continuing thanks

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    Steeplejack says:

    @Mary G:

    Happy birthday!

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    Steeplejack says:


    The link behind your nym is broken.

    I’m late to this thread; possibly someone else has mentioned this already.

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