Saturday, July 18, 2009

So Phantom must be doing better - he's back at his window. He even looks like he might be laughing.

Mom has been taking him for some very short walks the past few nights and she thinks it is helping him a lot. He has been out of his crate more today but not all the time. He hasn't eaten much for a few days but he IS Mr. Picky. He gets his sutures out Monday.

Thunder is checking to see if his buddy is ready to play yet;
he even brought over one of his squirrels.

What's that over there, TD?

I think we saw those last year, remember when we posted about it here?

Oh yeah, TD, now I remember.

It's those mini-donkeys that make all that noisy racket.

The only difference is that last year Dakota was with us too.

While we were out walking tonight, Mom spotted the donkeys and brought us over to the fence. It was just one more of those little things that makes us all remember the Princess. We are all still very sad, but at least we have our sweet memories.

Woos, the OP Pack



HI Phantom and Dakota and the princess

I love that photo of you three looking at the mini donkeys.. fond memories.

Glad Phantom is making improvements. I can come over to entice some fun times.... I'm good at "stirring the pot" as mom says.

Don't forget tomorrow is Nat'l Ice Cream Day.. someone if only mom needs to post a photo enjoying some...

Angus Mhor said...

Yay, Phantom! I'm so glad to see a smile on your face, buddy! And to hear you've been a walk.

She was such a pretty Princess, wasn't she? I'm so glad you've got sweet memories of her.

Lorenza said...

Hi, friends!
Glad to see Phantom is feeling better and that he is enjoying small walkies.
It is pawesome that you have beautiful memories of Princess Dakota and that you share them with us!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Yes, there are always those moments of sadness, along with happy memories.

We're glad Phantom appears to be improving. We hope she has a good vet visit.

Princess Eva and Brice said...

It makes us happy (and I'm sure your mom too) to see Phantom out by his window.

Pictures bring back great memories.

TD - so nice of you to check on Phantom and bring him one of you squirrels.

Princess Eva

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

Personally, I think he's laughing at ME in the tshirt!

PeeEssWoo: GREAT POST!!!

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

Thank you for letting us know we missed getting Thunder's picture posted. He was on our list for the drawing, but for some reason his picture was in my completed post file. I tried to edit and post 3 pictures at at time so that I could keep them straight. Sometimes Blogger did not agree with me on the uploads. His picture is up now.

We're glad to see that Phantom is getting about better.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh, Java and their huMom, Lynn

Lacy said...

w00fs sooo nice to c Phantom out and about...i no u misses ur precious sweet girl..mayb all of it 2gether was to much fur him, and all he had to do wuz settle down a little..

b safe,

Maxx said...

Hello There!! Glad to see Phantom smiling and so happy to know he's making improvements. Dat is a very beautiful picture of you, thunder & dakota!thank you for sharing them!!
Have a great day!

Cheers & Smiles,

Martine said...

We are glad to hear that Phantom is feeling better... those donkeys sound neat! It's nice when the unexpected thing reminds you of a wonderful memory of Dakota :)

xo sugar & martine

PS: OUCH on the dewclaw issue... I can't imagine it getting ripped off. Sugar's is cracked and it looks like the pulp is showing, but she wont let us trim it down, I realized something was wrong when she got blood all over our sheets EEK! We go to the vet on thursday for a follow up and will have them try and trim it.

WE will send good vibes your way for Phantoms continued lifted spirits!

Ziggy said...

Hi there Woos,

I'm glad to see Phantom is feeling better and enjoying your small walkies. TD is such a nice brother to offer one of his squirrels to play. I'm sorry to hear about your beautiful Princess, but at least you have wonderful memories of her.

Happy Trails
Ziggy Marley

Katie, Mollie and Bobo said...

Glad to hear that Phantom is doing better.

-Mollie and Bobo

Stella said...

I love the picture of Phantom back at his window laughing! That is good medicine for all of us!

Here is to a good vet visit and a good report on Monday!

The pictures of the Three Amigos was sweet, indeed!



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

It is good to see Phantom smile a bit. Probably thinking of how wonderful it will feel to get the sutures out.
It is so nice to have the fond memories of such a blessed soul.

Get feelin better and better now!

Holly and Khady said...

I'm very happy you are out of your crate and feeling better Phantom!

What a great pic of the three of you. Such wonderful memories.


chicamom85 said...

Phantom, it is so good to see you out and about. You are laughing about something, so that is good. It was nice of Thunder to bring a toy over to chear you. Be strong when they take out the sutures.

licks and sniffs, Sasha

Summit the Super Mal said...

Woo there Phantom and TD~
So furri sorri that I have been absent but that doesn't mean that I don't have my swappers crossed for woo. I'm sure glad that surgery is over and woo are on the mend. I heard Mom plotting summthing about a t-shirt support pic. I'll be OK with it if it isn't something blinding or pink....woo!
Keep up the healing. Special woos to all of your famili too.
Your pal,

Tracey and Huffle said...

You have to enjoy the sweet memories you have. We don't have many sweet memories of poo-face Salvador because he wasn't very sweet, but we still remember him :)

Glad to see Phantom is back at his window, watching for puppies.

Huffle Mawson

Mochi and Mommy said...

It's so great to see Phantom out by the window with that big smile on his face! :) I'm glad that he's feeling good enough for his walks! So nice of Thunder to bring his toy to Phantom! :)

Thank you for sharing that memory of Dakota!


Kayla said...

Glad to see you looking better and feeling more sociable Phantom. Big kisses from me and Skye xx

Maggie and Mitch said...

Your smile is making us smile, Phantom! We are so very happy that you're feeling more chipper!
We bet you can't wait to get those stitches out!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Aniemother said...

Aww... Sweet memories sure makes thing a little easier with time. Mom and I still remember Nimbus and Coco we lost in a month just over a year ago. We hope getting sutures out will make everything that little bit easier. I'm wearing a shirt for Phantom on the bloggie today.


pughy said...

What a lovely photo of you all looking through the fence. Yes you do have your memories and good ones too. I am sure the Princess was with you on the walk and willing sweet hantom to get well.
So glad there is improvement nd that Phantom feels more like walking. Keep up the good work Phantom. Hugs your pusscat pal. GJ xx

Abby said...

Hi, You Guys...

It's sooo good to see Phantom smiling...

I'm glad he is feeling better & can get out for some short walks...I'm sure that makes him feel better...

Love the pictures of the three of you watching the Mini-Donkeys...

Abby xxxooo

Mack said...

Phantom looks like he feels better!

My mom says she wishes I was a picky eater like Phantom - I can eat everything in site!

The Thundering Herd said...

Way to go Phantom. Love seeing you by your window.

And tell your hu-mom that we still think of Nikita and the others before her despite the amount of time it has been. We just are not sad when we think of her as much as smile now.

Pamela, Kira and Scampi said...

Woooo Phantom, I am so glad you are feeling better . I will keep my paws crossed for you, nice too see the blogging world coming together to support you with the t-shirts. Mom will put one on me when I feel better.
puppy kisses
-Kira The BeaWootiful

Alasandra said...

Glad you are feeling better Phantom. You are in our thoughts and we are purring for you to get all well.

We thinks we would like the mini donkeys. That was a nice picture of the three of you looking at them. Dakota lives in our memories. ~S,S,C & F

Melissa and Emmitt said...

oh phantom is definitely smiling!
i am so glad he is feeling better. thank you for sharng all of your photos and memories.

m & e

tula said...

Hi Guys-

Wishing Phantom is back to wig wagging around soon:) maybe some ice cream will help!


River said...

I am happy to see Phantom improving enough to enjoy a walk and lying by the window. That was nice of TD to offer up a squirrel. Mini donkeys are cute but noisy.

love & wags,

GoldenSamantha said...

Hiya Phantom and Thunder! Phantom - sooo glad you are doing better - sitting by and looking out the window. Good job! Also love that you're both going on walks, seeing the mini-donkeys - hee haw! Yes - I went back to that post with Dakota in it - good memories of such a beautiful lady.
We send you big Hugs xo

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

That is sweet remembering Dakota.. You are right she maybe over the rainbow bridge but she still is in our hearts..
We love the Eor's..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

The Army of Four said...

I'll bet she was right there with you in spirit!
Good luck with the stitches removal!

Scout 'n Freyja said...

We are so happy that there is a smile on that beautiful face again. We are still keeping him close to our ♥s in prayer.

Joe Stains said...

Its so nice to have the blog to be able to go back to memories too! Glad Phantom is feeling a bit better.

Reese =^..^= said...

Phsnyom lookd much better!

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

We love that first photo, it does look like Phantom is laughing.

We are glad he is feeling better.

Holly & Zac...XX

Twix said...

Yea Phantom! So very glad you are starting to feel better. I am sorry to hear about your tumor tho. I say just because it is supposed to come back doesn't mean it will....paws crossed. I am wearing my t-shirt for you today. Will you get to stop wearing your shirt after the stitches come out tomorrow?
Love and hugs,

Thor said...

I´m so glad to read Phantom is doing better. Love see his smile in that picture.
Those are sweet memories from Dakota.

Dennis the Vizsla said...

Phantom is looking happier. It's a bittersweet thing going back to the places you used to visit with Dakota, isn't it? I still get that way when I see something that reminds me of Pooh Bear.

Bell and Kimberly said...

i love your memories....
glad woo haves them...

Bell girl..

Woodrow, Sweetie, MJ Campanella said...

so great to see him by his window smiling - and TD is such a good brother to share his toys and check on phantom

Woodrow, Sweetie & MJ

Thoughts said...

That last picture is precious... glad to hear phamtom is doing a little better. we are keeping paws crossed :)

Benson and Gibson

Anonymous said...

Great to hear that Phantom is feeling better! Love all the pics!

Team Husky said...

Awwww, we just know Princess Dakota was watchin da lil donkeys wif woo all, woo may not haf been able to see her but she wuz dere!!!

Kodiak AKA Lil Demon

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

It is very sad that you have to do stuff without Dakota, but at least you have your memories and a year of Dakota's blogs to read. Maybe your mom even has more pictures of the three of you since you started blogging.

I'm glad Phantom is feeling better. I bet it helps for him to get out of the house. I bet it would help even more if he took a car ride to Dairy Queen. (Hint, hint, Phantom's mom).

Dr. Steve