Since it is Thankful Thursday, we want to thank everyone for the wonderful welcome back after our absence. The trickery below may explain a bit of why we were MIA for so long. Can you believe the trick Mom played on us (courtesy of our pal Ann of Zoolatry)!!!
The Three Sibeteers???
Seriously, Mom, we are NOT in any way mice! How silly do we look!!! But we did appreciate a visit from the famous Mickey Mouse - he stopped by to let us all know that he and his pals would take great care of the family while they were away and WE were left behind. In June, Mom and Dad treated the WHOLE human family to a fun Disney cruise!!! All the big kids and the grandkids and Mom and Dad - 14 in all - set sail through the Caribbean for a magical experience. NO DOGS ALLOWED! Harumph to that! We hear that they had a fantastic time and even spent some extra days in Orlando while our two sweet grandgirls competed in a big national dance competition AND did very well.
And what did we do? We spent almost two weeks at our "home away from home" - the V.E.T.'s kennel. It seemed like an eternity to us, but we must admit we were treated quite well. Our vet no longer does boarding, but he made an exception for us because of Phantom and Ciara's medical issues. Although Lightning doesn't have any medical problems, Mom said maybe he could use a psychological checkup while he was there - not funny, Mom!!! Overall, we did pretty well. We received lots and lots of love and attention from everyone. The staff loved to hear us sing to them. Whenever they took one of us to go outside, the other two of us would croon the best woos we could muster. We think we might be ready for America's Got Talent.
Our caretakers told Mom that I, Lightning, have come a very long way in overcoming lots of my fears. I didn't let them know that they might be wrong, because I figured good behavior might get me home faster to my kingdom - I really needed to be sure all of my territory was still in good shape when I finally got home.
Ciara here - I am happy to report that I have managed to stay seizure-free. Mom says we will do another post to update you on what has been happening with me since my time in the seizure study has ended.
Phantom's turn - I want you all to know that if you really are in need of shedding a few pounds, just spend some time away from home - well, maybe that's not really what I mean. But I did manage to drop quite a bit of weight while Mom was gone:( More about that another day. We are going to try to do a better job of posting, but we really need Mom's help. She has been very busy. Here is what a typical weekday looks like for her with the grandbipeds out of school for the summer: 7:15 a.m. - kiddos arrive and have breakfast 8:30 a.m. - get granddaughter #1 to dance for 9:00 and grandson #1 to basketball camp at the same time - how does she manage that one? 10:30 a.m. - get granddaughter #2 to dance for 11:00 11:00 a.m. - squeeze a few errands in before . . . 11:45 a.m. - arrival of grandsons #2 and #3 12: 00 noon - get grandson #1 at camp 12:15 p.m. - get granddaughter #1 at dance Home for lunchtime 1:45 p.m. - head to get granddaughter #2 at dance Playtime with Grandma and then back to their houses for 4:30 p.m. Now time for dinner and walktime for US!!! Finally just about time for bed and then repeat:) So we are trying to cut her a bit of slack, and we are sure you will understand if we don't visit you as much as we would love to do. Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning