Saturday, April 19, 2014

Happy Easter and Weekend Wrapup

This is going to be sort of a mish mash post so we can get caught up on a bunch of things.

We were on a hunt to find something Easter-y for Frankie and Ernie, and we found these two rabbits.  We aren't sure either of them is the Easter Bunny, but Mom didn't want us to taste them to be sure.

Our very nice friends from Holly and the Huskies sent us an Easter basket.

Lots of goodies inside as you can see.  Mom says there are treats inside the eggs, but we have to wait until Easter Day to eat them.

Here is another look.  See the fun time they all had meeting the Easter Bunny.

I am SO eggs-cited for the Easter Bunny to come, but Mom says I need to keep my mouth closed - this bunny is NOT for eating.

I am a happy girl too because the evil monster hasn't visited me for over six weeks now.  My participation in the study ends on May 27th, but Mom is pretty sure I will be going on some other already-approved anti-seizure medication at that point.  She also is babbling something about my needing to drop a few pounds because I have become a bit "chunky".  Sheesh!!!

Well, friends, I wish I could also say I am very excited and happy, but I have had a rough few days.  I spent some time at the vet's yesterday to see if they could figure out where my pain is coming from.  I guess it is a combination of a lot of things, but mainly severe spine and neck area degeneration and weak muscles in my legs with a touch of arthritis.  They made a few adjustments in my pain meds, and I got to come home.  But last night was BAD.  I cried in my crate, and I am usually a very stoic guy.  Today the vet added another medication to my cocktail to see if that would help.  It is still too early to tell, but Mom thinks I seem a tiny bit better tonight.  She is hoping so because she has promised me she will not let me suffer.  Any crossed paws and good thoughts would be greatly appreciated by this 15 and almost 1/2 year old pup.

It's pretty obvious here that Phantom is having a lot of trouble with his neck and upper back.  So he got a pass on posing nicely for our treats.

We want to close by wishing you all a Happy and Blessed Easter Day, and we hope the Easter Bunny is good to everyone.  We have a busy day with family tomorrow so we might not get to visit everyone.  Enjoy your day.

Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Treats, thanks, and thoughts on Thursday

Chewy Time!!!

What do we have here?  It's a box from

Lightning, go get Mom - we need some help getting this open.

Don't be such a tease, Mom - we KNOW there is something good inside.

You watch Mom, Lightning while I keep my eye on the goodies.

For our latest taste test we received a package of Instinct Raw Boost minis.  They are chicken formula freeze dried raw treats "that your dog will love".  We are SURE we will love them if the Momster would just stop taking pics and open the package.

 This isn't very easy to read, but it says that the treats are all natural raw, with real chicken and turkey and only 2 calories per treat.  The ingredients list is impressive: the treats contain chicken (including ground chicken bone), turkey, turkey liver, turkey heart, pumpkinseeds, apples, carrots, butternut squash, ground flaxseed, broccoli, lettuce, spinach, dried kelp, apple cider vinegar, parsley, honey, salmon oil, olive oil, rosemary extract, blueberries, alfalfa sprouts, persimmons, rosemary, sage, and clove.

As you can see, Phantom thought they were lip-smacking good.  We loved them so much that we think we deserve another round.   We really love all things chicken and turkey.

Can we have some more please?  Mr. Chewy, we love our Instinct Rawboost minis, any chance you can get Instinct to make some bigger one?

Thank you, for letting us participate in your product review program.  We love our treats.

Before we sign off for today, we want to ask for some good thoughts for Phantom.  As you may have noticed in the photo above, he is having a hard time with his legs.  His mobility has been getting worse and worse lately.  Mom had him come in the kitchen to have his treats so we wouldn't bump him in our excitement for the yummy treats.  You can see us watching at the gate.

Just being a good brother and keeping my eye on my buddy-bro Phantom.

Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Wednesday with the Woos

Keeping our eyes on the goodies!

So not fair, one says she already finished her M & M ice cream sandwich while the other is blocking the dish with her knee:(

And here I am - staying out of the spotlight and hoping Mom will slip me a treat.

Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning (with guest appearance from Miss K and Miss C)

Monday, April 14, 2014

Monday Mischief

Mischievous Mother Nature was at work this morning here in OP.  Look what she did!

What's going on here - snow on the deck but none on the grass????  It's not nice to fool us, Mother Nature.

On a more serious note, we would like to take a moment to ask our friends to keep all the families hurt by the senseless shootings in our city of Overland Park yesterday.  The events of the day have really shaken up the area - this is NOT the norm for OP.  Mom and Dad were only about 1/2 mile away from the first shootings at the Jewish Community Center.  They were at the OP Convention Center for a dance competition for our girl grandbipeds.  And our home is only a few miles from the second shooting at the Village Shalom Living Center.  Our prayers and good thoughts go out to the families of those who lost their loved ones: a grandfather and his grandson.  And a daughter visiting her mom at the retirement community.  So tragic, so hard to understand.

Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning and Mom too

Saturday, April 12, 2014

A Special Saturday Treat for Phantom

Mom was just about to turn around and take me home today because she thought I was telling her I really didn't want to go for a walk.  I was walking very slowly and didn't seem to have much energy.  BUT then look who I saw.

This is my donkey pal that I haven't seen since last fall.  The three donkeys don't come out in the front pasture much in the winter, so this was a special treat.

The brother over on the right keeps his distance, but this one likes to come eye to eye with me.  

I wonder if the grass really is greener tastier on the other side of the fence.  For some reason Mom says I will just have to keep wondering about that.

Mom wants to think we were kissing here, but we were really just saying how happy we were to meet up again. 

I may not have gone very far, but I would say I really enjoyed my walk today:)  I wonder if they know my pals Joe and Smokes from Marg's Animals.

Woos - Phantom