Monday, July 6, 2009

Paw It Forward Monday

We received a package in the mail from our pupfuriends across the big pond, the Dughallmor Beagles. The box was just filled with some wonderful things for everyone. The beagles' Mom was worried because it took so long for it to get here, but we think it just got delayed on the pony express mail service we have here.

Thunder has to spend his day at the groomer's today so Mom let him sniff out everything before he had to leave.

Looks like he has his eyes (and snooter) on one of those crocodiles.

Here is what they wrote in their sweet card. Click on the photo if you need to bigify it.

And a closeup of the cute card, a lovely bar of homemade soap for Mom, cherry-flavored, and some yummy baked cheese wedges for the OP Pack.

And take a look at this trio of crocs. TD and Phantom are anxious to sink their teeth into them.

A new tennis ball, Thunder is thrilled - he just loves balls. And look at those blue eyeballs on some more tennis balls AND a rope - great toy for Phantom and Mom to play tug.

And how about this well-dressed hot dog - complete with all the trimmings
AND a squeaker inside too!!! Mom wonders how long it will be before it is devoured or destuffed and desqueaked.


Here are the rules. "The exchange focuses on doing an act of kindness without expecting anything in return other than that the recipient may, in their turn, pass the kindness along and 'paw it forward' in their own way. This is how it works... We are going to tweak the rules a little bit. We would like to send a contribution to the rescue organization of their choice in the name of the first 3 blog owners who post a comment on this entry. In turn, IF those three blog owners would like to continue to Paw It Forward (there is no obligation to do so), you will then post about this on your blog, link to us, then send something to the first three people who sign up to play along through your blog. There are no cost restraints, BUT don't go crazy! The little something you send can be something you made, bought, were given or found. No biggie, just a gift that will make the person smile. Maybe something unique from where you live? And, remember that kindness doesn't have to involve money; there are untold ways to help others every single day, everywhere you go - just look around." SO PAW IT FORWARD...

Thanks to all for all the good thoughts for Phantom. He is scheduled for surgery tomorrow morning. We will post an update once we hear from the surgeon, but we don't expect to have a pathology report until at least the end of the week. Keep that good zen coming.

Woos, the OP Pack


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

What KHOOL stuff!

The Beagles really know how to shop!

I khan't wait to see TD after his day at The Spa!

As fur pawing it furward, I'll pass this time...we sent lots of green papers to The Last Resort Reskhue this am...I think I need a job to help Mom!

Paws khrossed with SibeVibes and Zen flowing to OP KS!


Princess Eva and Brice said...

What a wonderful box of treats- both eatable and not.

We got our paws crossed that the surgery is successful and good test results come back for Phantom and that Thunder enjoys his day at the spa.

Martine said...


we love the rope with eye balls!! funny!!

xo sugar & martine

Martha Basset said...

That was a lovely present with lots of nice things from the Beagles.
Nice idea about the donation to a rescue.
Martha & Bailey xxxx

Woodrow, Sweetie, MJ Campanella said...

We will keep our paws crossed - hope everything is okay and he feels 100% again very soon

Woodrow, Sweetie & MJ

Melissa and Emmitt said...

oh look at all of the wonderful gifts. we love your new header. it is beautiful.
m & e

Ruby and Penny said...

What great presents. We love the donation idea.
We are thinking of you Phantom and praying for and easy recovery.
Love ruby & Penny

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Wonderful gifts for all of you. Enjoy!

Deetz said...

What really cool stuff! I loved those crocks

Bell and Kimberly said...

I love your new header.. very nice picture... Congrats on all the goodies.. Hope to hear good news about the surgery..

High five take care
Bell girl

Anya said...

Its always nice to receive a box from a blogfriend :)
Really good friends !!

Checkers said...

Those beagles sure do send pawsome gifts - I know you are totally enjoying everything they sent - I know I did!

Alasandra said...

Please tell Phantom we are purring for him super hard and we all have our paws crossed he will get a good report.

The stuff looks really cool and we thinks you will have fun with it.

~S,S,C & F

Sitka, Tia, & Cornelia Marie said...

Hey those are cool gifts there!!! And we are already sending the vibes for Phantom's surgery!

Lacy said...

w00fs, thinkin of Phantom...

b safe,

pps, a spa wood b fun iffin it didnt include a bath..

Mack said...

We are sending lots of zen your way!

And those are some good looking treats!

Pamela, Kira and Scampi said...

WOOO Paw it forward guys, what a great thing to do. Mom contributed to Tails of the Tundra this week in the name of all huskies. All of us need to help the animals!
Kira The BeaWootiful

Abby said...

Hi, Thunder & Phantom...

What great pressies...

I love the rope with the eyeballs...Sooo Cute...

Paw it Forward is a great game...I played awhile ago...

Abby xxxooo

Maggie and Mitch said...

The Dughallmor Beagles send the best stuff! We got a package from them not too long ago! Your mom is going to LOVE the soap!
Our paws remain crossed for Phantom!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

The Army of Four said...

Oh, ha roo roo roo! That eyeball thing cracks me up!
Good luck to Phantom tomorrow!
Play bows,

The Thundering Herd said...

What pawsome gifts We love the eyeballs. They really made us laugh.

What a great idea of Paw It Forward!

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

Your new header looks really nice! What cool toys. Steve is really interested in the cheese wedges.

Good luck to Phantom!


Tracey and Huffle said...

You are getting so much good stuff lately!

I am purring very hard for Phantom to get a good report. I hope he studied properly for his test.

Huffle Mawson

Mango said...

More Mango Zen continues to come your way. We will be thinking about you tomorrow for sure. I hope you are not too stoned when you get home.

Great toy stash, huh? That tennis ball looks most yummers.


Petey said...

Those beagles are just the best, aren't they? (Especially my sweetest sweetie pie Rosie!) Those crocodiles look like they're made of the same stuff Eric sent me - only it was a Hedgehog. DELISH!


Your pal,


Stella said...

Hopes that TD has a successful day at the Salon . . .

We will be waiting for pics of his summer beauty treatment!

And for Phantom, our prayers and very best wishes.


Holly and Khady said...

I am just checking how, and see the news about Phantom. I will definitely be sending lots of prayers and vibes for Phantom. I hope the surgery goes well, and all of the lump is cleanly removed. Please let us know!

What great toys and treats you got! Enjoy!!


Maxx said...

Woo hoo! What cool gifts, the crocs are one of my favourites!! Have fun at the groomer's. Will keep sending good vibes your way!! Have a great day!

Cheers & Cheeze,

Lorenza said...

Hi, friends!
They sent you pawesome and yummy presents!
Enjoy them!
Paws crossed for Phantom! I have faith everything is going to be ok!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

Brownie said...

What fabulous gifts!

Hope everything goes super well for Phantom.

Moondance Huskies said...

Cool pressies!I am sure you will have lots of fun with them!
We will definitely keep the pawsitive energy and healing vibes going for Phantom!
Mom says I am going to have a SPA(Y) day on that something I should be excited about?????
Paws crossed & prayers going up,
Skye, the Moondance Huskies,Kitties and Mom Joan

Moco said...

We love that new header. Those are really nice gifts that you received.
Good vibes being sent for the surgery.

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello op pack its dennis the vizsla dog hay i am sending yoo lots of never giv up vibes for surdjery tomorro so i no it wil go fine!!! ok bye

LUCKY LUKE said...

Here's how I paw it forward... I get down on my paws... and so does the Bleu and so does the Mom...

and I am serious...


I beed on the big bed, the Bleu was on the floor beneaf... and the Mom knelt between us...

And we prayed for the Phantom.

It gonna be ok. We just know it is. And if possible we woud be right there wif you frew whole thing. We would.

wif love from the Luke

LUCKY LUKE said...

Pee Ess That one pitcher make us think of all the money we could be savin wif the Gecko Insurance!

Just sayin.

wif love from the Luke

Huskee and Hershey said...

Wow those Beagles are great shoppers!! Those crocs look fun too.. and I bet they taste even better!!
Sending more pawsitive vibes for dear Phantom...

Cheyenne -Millie said...

We hope all goes well with Phantom, we will purr for him!

Wow! Look at all that cool stuff!

Mochi and Mommy said...

That's some awesome stuff! Great idea for the Paw it Forward!

Hope Thunder had fun at the spa!

Crossing my paws and sending Sibe vibes to Phantom!

chicamom85 said...

What cool gifts, those crocs look like they would be a lot of fun to squeak. Mom and I will pray for Phantom and have all good thoughts.

licks and sniffs, Sasha

Joe Stains said...

wow! those are some great pressies you got!! We are thinking of Phantom and cannot send anymore vibes than we have!!!

Ludo van Doggy said...

What great pressies! I gets them crocodiles sometimes, they great for your teethies.

I hopes Phantom's op goes well!