Monday, May 4, 2009

Phantom Pheature

Phantom decided that today would be his turn to take over the blog. He doesn't like to be featured too often - he is a little on the shy side but he also tends to be very selective about many things in his life.

He doesn't like thunder - oh, wait, not Thunder Dunder, his brother - thunder as in thunderstorms. Mom can always tell when the weather is going to turn bad because he spends the day hiding in his crate.

He used to be terrified of the dishwasher - he could hear something that the humans did not hear and would just beg to be let outside whenever it was running. But Mom got him one of those new expensive quiet ones and he is OK with it now.

If you ever come to visit, be sure to tell your humans not to wear a baseball hat because he will woo a not so friendly woo at them. The same thing goes for red shirts. The color red is not very high on his list of favorites.

When it comes to food, Phantom is extremely picky. Some days he eats all his food, and other days he chooses to fast completely. It took Mom a long time to find a food that he really liked - that would be Eagle Pack Holistic Chicken. He also loves any kind of pasta and is always hoping Mom will give in and let him have a little of that yummy sauce on it. But he also has a sensitive tummy, so no sauce on the pasta. To really make his day, just give him a taste of ice cream and he is in doggy heaven. He is also known to have a soft spot for pizza.

"Did I hear you say ice cream?"

Did you ever know a dog who would turn his nose up to treats? Well, meet Phantom, he is so picky about his treats. He will sniff the offering and then just turn his back

and walk away from it. He doesn't like bully sticks or lamb ears or hard biscuits that are good for his teeth. BUT there is one treat that he NEVER refuses - and that would be Happy Hearts. We posted about our most recent delivery of these scrumptious treats here.

"I am really hungry, Mom, do I see a Happy Heart cookie in your hand?"

"Thanks, Mom, that really hit the spot."

If you want to learn more about Happy Hearts and why they are so appealing to Picky Phantom, please pop over and visit our good furiend Huffle, the Honorary Siberian Husky. She has a fantastic post today with an interview with the wonderful creator of Happy Hearts, Gerri. We are sure that your humans will be rushing to make a purchase for you once they see all the good ingredients and loving care that go into making these wonderful treats. In fact, they are so good that you might have to hide the bags from the humans because word out there says they think Happy Hearts are good enough for them too.

Woos, the OP Pack


The Army of Four said...

Woo, Phantom! Aren't Happy Hearts the BEST?!!?
You know... about the red shirt thing. Not every biped can pull off wearing red. Maybe THAT'S what concerns you. Have you ever thought about being a Guide Dog for the Color Blind?
Great post, buddy!

Tee said...

Hello there Phantom,

We will check out Happy Hearts. Some may call you fussy, but we thinks you're a connoisseur in terms of dog treats!

Licks and Wags

TUffy and the Dog WOods Pack

Tom and Tama-Chan said...

Now, let me make sure I wrote it all done properly: ice cream, pizza and Happy Hearts cookies. Right? Just making a shopping list for #1...

You are such an inspiration, Phantom!


Checkers said...

oh phantom and I should be buddies - his eating habits sound a lot like mine - i'm eating merrick's granny pot pie [chicken] it's good but I still refuse it occassionally - I don't like cookie treats - only liver and yogurt drops - I do however love bully sticks but can't have them. Oh and I forgot to tell you - we know when storms are coming too because of my mom - she gets a migraine when a storm is coming

Stella said...

Hey Phantom, you sound like a very interesting pup, a cut above the rest of the herd. I can tell when a storm is coming, too, and believe me, I get very scared. Glad you are enjoying your Cookies!


Thoughts said...

Phantom sounds like a very sweet boy with a wonderfully patient demeanor. We love you Phantom! We have never tried those Happy Hearts treats but will beg our beans to buy them for us now!

Wags and woofs,
Benson and Gibson

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

Phantom, you sure have a fine taste for food. I mean, sure, I eat everything, but the stuff you like is some of my favorites! Ice cream and pizza, yum!


Ludo van Doggy said...

Quite a lot to catch up on there! Muddy Thunder, then in jail! heehee. I just knew he'd get forgiven with those masterful 'I'm sorry' lookings he beed doing.

Those cookies seem to be quite the good treat!
Phantom you does have some quirks doesn't you? Who could not like treats!
~lickies, Ludo

Sitka, Tia, & Cornelia Marie said...

WOO HOO! Excellent post!!!

Anne-Kathrine said...

Will have to check out happy hearts for my girls too. Have to be careful since Nanuchy is allergic to a lot of things. Love all the pics!

Tank said...

Hi OP Pack - so sorry, but I have not received any e-mails from you. I assumed you were too busy for PB last week... but if you sent e-mail... maybe I was mistaken? I am very sorry if you wanted her. I wish I had known. Tank

Ruby and Penny said...

Hi Phantom
You sound like our kind of dog. Ice cream and pizza. Yummy!
We have to see if we can get some of those Happy Hearts.
Love Ruby & Penny

Eduardo said...

Wow, I feel like I really know Phantom now! What handsome eyes you have! So blue!
Hugs & Snugs
Eduardo the Snuggle Puggle

Joey said...

Hi Phantom! We sure learned a lot about you today! I don't blame you for being afraid of Thunder - I mean thunder. I don't like it much, either. We're definitely going to find out more about Happy Hearts at Huffle's - if you say they're good, they must be good!

See ya!

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Great job!

Woo have the bestest taste in treats!

I'm glad woo got to fill us in on the phine points of Phantom!

PeeEssWoo: They are SOOOO yummy and YES! I have to hide mine from my mom!

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Wow Phantom you are truly a mystery.. Dad can NOT visit her always has a baseball hat on..
Those Happy Hearts treats sound really yummy..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Princess Eva and Brice said...

What about red dogs? In some light, the red in my coat really shines.

A Phantom post with no pic of the famous Phantom fluffy tail?

Princess Eva

Ozzie the OZmonster said...

I think I am becoming more like you every day. I am now turning my nose up to my food unless they put some wet yummy stuff in it. I kinda feel ok about hard cookies but am not so sure that I will want them very soon. HEY JOHN, KELLY! CAN I HAVE SOME HAPPY HEART COOKIES!!!


Tracey and Huffle said...

I am with you on the red thing, Phantom. I will NOT stand on the red rug.

Thanks for mentioning my interview too.

Huffle Mawson

misskyliem said...

Oh Phantom, I do the same thing when Thunder is coming... (Not the furry playful kind) :)

I know some other doggies that are super picky like you, My cousins Bones and Fluffy!!


Mason Dixie said...

I do not like thunder storms either, I pace and whine a lot. =) those cookies look yummy.

Lorenza said...

Hi, friends!
Thanks for sharing all those things about Phantom!
I hate hats too!
The Happy Hearts sure are yummy!
Enjoy them!
Kisses and hugs

Moco said...

There always have to be a picky one. How else would the humans know what is really good.

Mochi and Mommy said...

I'm still trying to beg mom to buy me some of those cookies! :) I'm a picky eater like Phantom! I have turned down a few treats, but not too many. :)


Suzuki said...

It sounds like Phantom's perfect meal would be italian! Maybe he should go stay with Milo & Paco fur a while.
Big licks to you

C said...

Hey Phantom! You have the most expressive eyes! Dog eyes melt my moms heart!

pointerpandemonium said...

Hi Phantom,
Wowza, you are a picky pup aren't you? It's good to keep the humans on their toes!! We also be a bit scarded of thunder too (the weather not your bro) but luckily we don't get so much here!

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

Those Happy Hearts look yummy. We've got to talk Mom into some of them.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

PS - Thank you Phantom for your Pheature - you are beautiful and it's nice to know more about you.

DogzRock! said...

Hey you won an award on my blog pick it up some time!!!

GSD Adventures said...

Thanks for making an appearance - you really are a picky pup! That's ok - we all march to our own beat.

Pruett and Daphne

Amber and Nala said...

Phantom, I can't believe you are so picky....I guess you just know what you like and what you don't huh! Me, I'm not quite that wise yet. :) Cute pictures of you.


Joe Stains said...

We just read about the Happy Heart cookies from the A04 blog, very cool!! I sure don't understand not wanting treats but I know ALL about hating Thunder. Not Thunder Dunder, the loud annoying storm stuff.

Honey the Great Dane said...

Hi Phantom,

I loved learning more about you! Gosh, you sure are more like a rubbish bin...I eat anything! :-)

Wish we lived in America too so I could get some of those yummy Happy Hearts!

Honey the Great Dane

Alasandra said...

Woo Phantom, I am going to have to send Mom to find out more about the Happy Hearts. My boys work at a pizza place and boy do they smell good when they come home from work. Once they brought a pizza home and shared some slices with me. That is seriously good food. ~Fenris

Phantom, We thinks it's great your Mom got you a quiet dishwasher and we don't like thunderstorms either. Baseball caps and red shirts on the other hand meet with our approval as our Daddy wears them. ~Socks, Scylla & Charybdis