Friday, July 24, 2009

Freedom on Friday

Woo Hoo, look at ME!!!! I am NAKED!!!
Free at last!!!

Yes, my stitches and staples are out. I only have to wear my shirt if I am home alone or if I start scratching at my chest. It feels so good to be shirtless.

Here is a sideview. You can't even see where they shaved me.

OK, Mom, let's go - a really long walk - I need to catch up on
all the neighborhood news.

Mom's turn now. The incision area is looking great. There is just one tiny spot that we have to keep an eye on for now, dabbing it with a little neosporin. The scar is very scabby and dry but we will doctor it with Mason Dixie's special salve. He can have a bath now so I am going to try to get him in next week with the groomer. He is pretty clean but he could really use a good brushing to get rid of the shedding coat.

He has also lost another 1/2 pound since Monday so we will be working on seeing if we can get him to eat more. We talked a bit about grain free foods and some other options for cancer dogs. At this point she said she isn't worried about what I feed him, just get some weight on him. We have a few diet changes we will be making over the next few weeks, slow and easy does it. Fingers and paws crossed he will eat.

One cute story to share. Phantom is a very shy guy. He is not the pup that comes running for hugs and belly scritchies. Once in a while but not that often and usually only from me. I had asked the vet if he could resume his usual daily walk schedule. She said yes, as long as we built him up slowly. Well, Mr. Shy Guy turned to her and planted a big slurpy tongue on her face. I told her she should be very proud of that kiss. He obviously needed to thank her for giving him the go-ahead on walks.

We have a lot of awards and gifts to share and catch up on, but for now we are just going to enjoy this day.

Woos, the OP Pack


Sitka, Tia, & Cornelia Marie said...

That is some mighty fine fur you have there Phantom! So glad you can show off your nekkid-ness, HA ROOO!!!! So glad about the walkies too! Excellent news. We will have ice cream tonight to celebrate :)

Van Dog said...

Wow! You look happy naked, Phantom!

Thor told me about you being recovering. You look great now! Hope everything goes the best way. And keep enjoying life!

A big uauff to you and to Thunder!

Cheyenne -Millie said...

We are so happy for you Phantom! That is great!

We hope that you like your new foods that you will be eating! We thinks it will be better for you.

You kissed the vet? How funny! You are so sweet to thank her that way!

Jake of Florida said...

Nekkid is good!!

How sweet that you thanked the vet that way -- we dawgs underdstand a lot more than we're given credit for!!

Enjoy your walkies and uour new freedom!!!

Wirey love,

Jake and Just Harry

Stella said...

Yippee, Phantom, this is just what we wanted to hear! Have a good first walk-about and let us know what you hear!


pughy said...

That is the best news of the day.. Yayyyy Phantom.. Those pictures are showing that you are getting your sparkle back.. Just lovely..

I bet that your mum could have done cartwheels when you gave the vet a kiss..

Hugs GJ xx

Pedro said...


T.G.I.F. - new translation:
Thank God I'm FREE! Congratulations on your return to nakedness!


Kayla said...

aw looking good phantom xx

Mango said...

Nekked walkies! hooray!


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


Phree at last
Phree at last
Phantom is phree at last!

Khongrats to all!

Good job on the slurpy khyss too!


Asta said...

I'm so vewy happy you awe fwee of that Tshiwt!
I bet it feels gweat to have the bweeze on youw bootiful fuws.
I hope you find something you love to eat and put those pounds back on!
I will continoo to cwoss my paws fow you!
love and smoochie kisses

Snowy and Crystal said...


Phantom!! we can't tell you how HAPPY we are to read this post ^_^

Those pictures of your are SO VERY pawsome ... we love those eyes of yours

Maltese paws


Pamela, said...

Wooooos! no shirt and Walkies!!!!! I am sure you are happy now, even without that kiss for the vet, bleh... the only vet I would kiss is Dr. Steve!
-Kira The BeaWootiful

Anonymous said...

that's great news!

Katie, Mollie and Bobo said...

Glad to hear that every is doing well. Have fun going shirtless on your walks.

Eat more treats!
Mollie and Bobo

Butchy and Snickers said...

Hey Phantom,
You sure look good nekkid, hehehehe! Bet you feel much better with that shirt off. We hope you have a very nice walkie & have a great weekend!
Luv & Wirey Hugs,
Butchy, Snickers, Ruby, Sylvester & Scuby
PS Be sure to eat lots of food!

Bell and Kimberly said...

that's Pawsome.. so happy for woo.. started to furget what woo looked like wiffout ur shirt.. Love ur fur.. I wish I had more, but mama doesn't BOL..

I get to go to doggy beach tomorrow, first time since my dumb foxtail in the paw incident.. cant wait..

good week end to woo
Bell girl

Thor said...

I am so happy you are free that shirt, Phantom! So happy you can go for a walkies too! You´re looking great! So cool you thanked to Doctor with a kiss. Have a great weekend and don´t forget to eat lots of food!

Ludo van Doggy said...

Woohoo! Phantom! You healing amazing, well done on NO MORE TSHIRT!
I hope you eat well now and no resisting any diet changes or nothing silly like that.
~lickies, Ludo

Princess Eva and Brice said...

Looking great!

Don't know what is better - being nekkid or going for walks. Hmmmm... I think the walks will definitely be better.

Princess Eva

sadermaxx said...

Thats great Phantom! I think you look cute in the shirt, but you look so much happier without it. Hope you enjoy your walk and catching up on the neighbor hood news.

Abby said...

Hi, Yu Guys...

Oh...I'm sooo glad Phantom was able to get his stitches out...He must be soooo much more comfy...

How sweet he was to Thank the Vet...

Enjoy your walk, Sweet Phantom...And, eat really good,too...

Abby xxxooo

Martine said...

That is great news!!!! We are so happy that Phantom doesn't need to wear a shirt all the time!! We hope he puts on some pounds and starts feeling like his usual self again!!!

xo sugar & martine

Joe Stains said...

What GREAT news, naked Sibes!!! I am on a grain free food called Orijen and it is DELICIOUS! I know your mom will find the most perfect food for you! Have fun on your walkies!!

Alasandra said...

Oh Phantom we are so happy for you that you can go on walks again and you look terrific shirtless.

Ages ago when Mommy's doggie Sir Lass hurt his leg and lost a lot of blood she feed him raw eggs in his doggie food. We don't know how vets would feel about that these days, but she said it did seem to build his strength back up. ~S,S,C & F

Paco....Milo and mom..Simona said...

What a great news Phantom!!!!
you're very very very handsome without your shirt!!!
now you're FREE!!!!!!!!!!!
We hope that you liked your new need to put on more weight!!!!!!!!!!!!
GO PHANTOM!!!!!!!!! sweet you're kissing your vet!!!
sure we would love kiss he too....she gave you the best cure in the world and we want to thanks her!!!!!!!!!!
smack smack smack!!!!
Enjoy your walkies dear friends!!
And have a great great great weekend with your family!!!
we love youuuuuuuuuuuuuu


Yahoo Phantom!! Your nakied again and I must say you are quite a hunk!! Mommy is so happy your can start walking again and ya gotta start eating lots and lots.

We started something new last night with my flower of the day. We are adding a doggie or a kiddie with flowers to spotlight my posts.
Guess who I picked 1st. You!! and I couldn't leave Thunder out.

Such good news adn Mommy is crying but she says this time is for joy.


Jan's Funny Farm said...

Wooooo hoooooo! So good to see your naked. Um, you know what we mean.

Angus Mhor said...

WAHOOIE! Nothin' better in the world than a nekkit Sibe! Uh, well, I mean a Sibe without a shirt on..'cause, you know, Sibes shouldn't be wearin' shirts!

Lacy said...

w00fs, yeaaaa, thAt iz great news..heehee soo u smoochied on the vet huh...congrats on the awesome blog they need to git u sum ice cream..

b safe,

missbreezysbox said...

That's wonderful. Don't get to excited on your first walk. Be very careful. I'm sure there are kitties lying in waiting, knowing you've been gone.

The Thundering Herd said...

Congratulations Phantom. Great news.

P.S. - The slurpy kiss was deserved because of the good news.

Reese =^..^= said...

Hooray for you! I'm so happy for you. I hope you didn't mind that I posted about you on my blog today. Here's the story.

Dory's Backyard said...

Woo Hoo for nakey Phantom!!!

Now it's time for a couple of pig out sessions followed by long lingering walks!!

Nakey Smileys!

Checkers said...

If you're happy to have your shirt off I'm happy for you - I love being dressed - I wait patiently every morning for them to dress me in a new outfit!

Tweedles -- that's me... said...

We can tell by looking at you, that you feel so much better.
So very kind of you to share that nicwe kiss with the dr. How sweet is that? You will feel so much freeeeee er now! Now , just find some nice tasty food that will add some pounds to you. How about cheddar cheese? yum
love tweedles

Tom, Tama-Chan and Sei-Chan said...

Yay! Topless is definitely best!

Now for putting on that weight...

Tracey and Huffle said...

Hooray for Phantom! Now you be a good boy and don't scratch at the incision. HH cookies to celebrate!

Huffle Mawson

chicamom85 said...

Phantom!!! I am rolling on the ground for you. Way to go planting a kiss on the doctor. You look so good shirtless. Keep up the good work. I bet you have lots of pee-mail outside to catch up on.

licks and sniffs, Sasha

LUCKY LUKE said...

I am choked up and the Mom is down right teary...

In small part compared to your family, but me and the Mom celebrate this day! We know too much about the milestone, and we love you too much... not to feel the joy of the moment!

And Phantom... you look SO VERY GOOD TO US! We wish you continued feelin good and puttin on pound or two... and all the happiness and joy in the world!

wif very very VERY much love from the Luke (and his the Mom)

Lorenza said...

Hi, Phantom!
Glad to see you naked! I am sure you feel much better now!
I wish you happy walkies now!
Enjoy them!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

Painter Pack said...

Naked is good!!! Woo look so handsome!!! Woofs!!! Woo eat and take care!!!


Maxx said...

Woohoo, freedom indeed! Great to see you're all well again, time to celebrate with cheese!!


Dennis the Vizsla said...

Hurrah! Born freeeeeee ... as freeee as the wind blows .... as freeeee as the grass grows ...... free to not wear a shirt!

Scout 'n Freyja said...

We are so thrilled that Thor is naked!

Do a search on the web for "Weight on meatballs". These are something you make at home and help plump up your pooch. Another thing I've used is chicken liver. I boil the liver with a little celery. When cooked I put it into my blender with just a little of the juice that I used to cook it in and blend into a crumbly mess. I add about a heaping tablespoon into the kibble and my dogs, cats too, adore this stuff! Oh, and I save the water aside in the fridge cuz they also like their food softened with the liver water.

Hey, I'm not a dog but they think it is delicious. Full of vitamins and will help them put on a bit of weight, too.

Paris Rain said...


You look so relieved!

Ruby and Penny said...

We'r so happy that your stitches and staples are out. You do look so happy. Enjoy your walks.
Love Ruby & Penny
Pees - we eat grain free and love it.

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

This is wonderful news. We hope things continue to progress.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java


I am so happy Phantom and that was great giving your vet that big sloppy kiss. You are the best and can't wait to see you on your walk!!!!!


Moondance Huskies said...

WoooHooo! Shirtless Sibe guy! You look GREAT Phantom! How nice of you to kiss the vet...good way to say "Thank you". Enjoy your nekked walkies and catching up on all the neighborhood pee mail!

Love & licks,
Skye & the Moondance Huskies

D'Azul Siberian said...

Woo are looking good Phantom. Keep up the good work and eat, eat like crazy. Tell yer mom you want sardines in oil, that will make yer fur really thick and put some weight on ya too.

D'Azul, Where Siberians Rule

The Army of Four said...

Congrats, Phantom! Sounds like you're making great progress!
Tail wags,

Sue said...

Good for you, Phantom. It must feel great to get the stitches out and be free of the shirt. Now have a snack and a walk and some rest. You need to get strong again.

Maggie and Mitch said...

Yea, Phantom! We are so glad to hear that you are stitches-free!
We saw that you won the Awesome Blog award! Congratulations!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Twix said...

Way to go big guy! It is nice to see that beautiful fur again. I can tell by looking in your eyes you are feeling better without that shirt too. Can't wait to catch up on the neighborhood gossip!
Love and hugs,

Mochi and Mommy said...

I'm so glad you have your shirt off and get to go on walks again! And that was so cute of you to give your vet a big kiss!!! :)

Hope you like your new food!


Anya said...

Woo Hooo
Great news...
You are so beautiful :)
Enjoy your new food !!
We are happy you are feeling better now :)

Kareltje =^.^=
Anya :)

Martha Basset said...

We are back home for a few days - drying out! (rain not alchohol!)
Just popped over for the update on Phantom.
Nice to see him looking more relaxed and like himself!
love and kisses
Martha & Bailey xxx


Hey... waiting to see that walk you went on with mom.
Happy Sunday!

Melissa and Emmitt said...

phantom you look so handsome!
we are so glad your stitches are out and your hair is already back. you are amazing!

have a wonderful weekend on your walks!


Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

aww, it made our human teary eyed reading about Phantom giving the vet a kiss. That is so sweet.

We hope the walks are going well and Phantom puts some weight back on soon.

Holly & Zac...XX

Brownie said...

phantom, you look so regal without the shirt! I'm so glad to hear that you're feeling great about your walkies!

Checkers said...

the award is totally meant for The Chronicle of Woos - :-)) we follow you everywhere too - and Dakota is in our memory box

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Ya we are so excited that the shirt is off..
Mom says us dogs know what humans are saying.. Way to go Phantom for planting that sloppy one on the VET..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Mason Dixie said...

So happy to hear about Phantom, get to walking now!!! he he. I am glad to hear the salve is helping even if just a little. =)

Teddy said...

You knew what that nice vet was saying didn't you? I bet you know a lot more than you let on with your mom ;) Congrats on losing that shirt!


GoldenSamantha said...

Phantom: you obviously recover super well! So glad to hear about your love for walkies! Will stay tuned for more news, but you look pawsome dear pup!
xo Sammie

LUCKY LUKE said...

Woohoo.. Rock the shirtless, Rock the shirtless...

WooHooHooHooHoo.. Rock the shirtless, Rock the shirtless...

Ok, need shake song outta my head long enough to tell you I so happy that you are shirtless, Phantom!!!

It smoove sailin from here, my friend... on a counta it kinda lovin to get checked so closely!

wif much LOVE from your pal who understands..., the Luke


hi Phantom and Thunder
You can join the bandana bonanza.. it's just a collection of my friends who are bandana bandits. Here is the slide show

Just email me and I will add you to the roll.


Bell and Kimberly said...


Bae Bae said...

You look very fluffy cute nakked Phantom. :)

~ Bae

Huskee and Hershey said...

Sorry we weren't around the last week.. Good news that Phantom can resume his walkies now. I bet he is missing it like mad!
I bet his friends in the neighbourhood can't wait to check out his pee-mails too!

Noah the Airedale said...

You look great with her trimmed fur Phantom. We continue to cross our paws for you matie.

Noah Willow Tess Lucy

tula said...

Wroo Phantom- shirt-less & naked!
but should i cover my eyeballs- and kisses for the vet. wowwie! must be feelin' bettah:)

phantastic news!

toodles, tula

Simcha said...

Yup you look so happy naked! The magic lotion for your stictches sounds really neat

Woodrow, Sweetie, MJ Campanella said...

Hiya phantom guy - sorry we are so behind on our bloggies - mommy's laptop went boom so she can only check bloggies from work

happy you are doing a little better and you can return to your walkies

Woodrow, Sweetie & MJ

Anonymous said...

Woohooo on having no shirt and healing up nicely!! He is such a sweet boy!

Poppy Q said...

That is great news Phantom. Enjoy your walks and eat lots buddy!!

Hero said...

Congratulations Phantom! I hope woo continue getting better! Woo look furry handsome without the shirt!


Amber and Nala said...

Ahhhh Phantom, glad you are feeling better! We have been thinking of you. :)

Nala & AMber