Thursday, July 9, 2009

Thursday's This and That

Phantom wants everyone to know that he has been a very good boy and is cooperating with all his post-op orders. He even came out of his crate for a bit this morning.

Still not terribly happy about this new apparel. But Mom says he can contort his head and neck in such a way that he can lick his wound. So the shirt stays.

One of his favorite things to do, rub the side of his face along the sofa. If you look closely, you can see the spot on the side of his lips where he had a small lump removed. It was just one of those warty things, not a bad one.

Mom, can I please go outside?

He is not happy about going potty while on a leash, so Mom is letting him go out without it under her watchful eye and only long enough to take care of business.

OK, I'm done. Let's go back inside.

Mom is happy to report that he has let her put the compress on his incision and check for swelling. She thinks he actually likes the compress. She did notice that he has managed to pop a stitch but everything looks good. The pill pockets are working so far for his meds, but it won't be long before he figures out what is going on.

We also wanted to let you all know that our three Paw It Forward recipients are Martha and Bailey, Sugar, and the NY Bully Brats. We have pawed off a contribution to the rescue organizations of their choice.

Martha and Bailey - this is where Bailey came from.

Sugar - - for bull terrier rescue.

The NY Bully Brats - - the group that saved Laska.

We hope that our donations will help some other pups in some small way.

Woos, the OP Pack


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

Oh Phantom!

I'm soooo happy woo are being good fur your mom!

Those were some furry khool groups to paw a donation to as well!

I do think EXTRA Happy Hearts are in order to expedite the healing!


PeeEssWoo: Thunder: please help your mom!

The Thundering Herd said...

Woo, Phantom, keep it up. Plenty of time to be trouble next week.

Martine said...

YOu look so good in a shirt Phantom!! Rather dashing and way better than a cone!

My hairless wonder up in Chicago is currently wearing a modified turtleneck... she gets scrapped up real bad and will lick lick lick and make it so much worse! So shirts and stuff like that are in your best interst, don't try to take it off!

We are glad other great organizations got a donation!! We think your idea was so great, we may just copy you!!

xo sugar & martine

Katie, Mollie and Bobo said...

I think your shirt looks very nice on you. We have something in common....I like to rub my head on the sofa too....after I eat dinner ... It just feels so good!

Mollie Jo

The Army of Four said...

You're looking good, Phantom! This is one of those times - few as they are! - when you need to do what your mom tells you to.
To paraphrase the Thundering Herd, there's time enough for mischief later! HA rooo!
Tail wags,

Bell and Kimberly said...

good Job Phantom...
glad things are going good..
High five pawsome dogs

Bell girl

Asta said...

I'm so happy to heaw Phantom is healing , I think the shiwt is kind of cool so I would leave it on Phantom. Besides, if you heal fastew, you can wun awound soonew. Pawing fowawd a contwibootion is the best! I'm cwossing paws that evewyone gets well weally soon
smoochie kisses

Jake of Florida said...

Quite dashing, that shirt!!

But I know how much fun it is to rub yourself all over the sofa edge, or the bedskirt, or anything else that's convenient. (Then watch Mom try to get the oily stains out!!)

Pawsonally, I like to remodel the living room when I come back from a walk, rubbing against a light wicker chair and sending it to different places.

Keep that shirt on, pal!! And we're thinking about you.

Woofs to Thunder too.

Jake of Florida

Pamela, Kira and Scampi said...

WOOO Phantom, I am sure you are sick of all of this.Poor baby. A leash even to go potty plus a shirt,, awwww... Tell your Mom once the pill pockets stop working to use peanut butter or cheese wiz (my favorite!)
-Kira The BeaWootiful

Thor said...

Hi Phantom!
I am so happy to read that things are going well.


Kayla said...

be glad its just a shirt and not the good old lampshade round your neck!

Princess Eva and Brice said...

Please continue to be a good boy.

And I saw the fluffy tail up in one of the pics!

Princess Eva

Lacy said...

w00fs, me glad u being a good boy will help u gits better sooner...

b safe,

Sitka, Tia, & Cornelia Marie said...

Hey Phantom! You are looking good my friend! And that is really cool your mom is cheating and letting you do your business off lead. We will keep the secret, ha roo!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

All good news. And a good way to paw it forward.

Anya said...

Hi Phantom
You are looking really cool in that tshirt :)
We are sending you many purrs and hugs ... Take care !!

Kareltje =^.^=

Stella said...

We are giving you three or four cheers for being a good boy, Phantom! You look just fine and by end of next week you will be tearing around just like you were before you made that trip to the VET.

But for right now, take it easy and heal up!


The Furry Kids said...

Holy cats, Phantom! Mom let me get way behind in my visiting and I missed all this! I'm sorry that you hadded to have surgery. It looks hurty, but I'm glad you're letting your mom put compresses on it. I bet that feels pretty good. Keep letting her do it and you'll be all healed up good. We are all praying real hard for you guys.

Your pal,

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

We are glad to hear that Phantom is doing good.

Cheese is Mom's secret weapon for giving pills. She just gets those slices of American cheese and wraps the pill up in it. We love it.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Martha Basset said...

We are so glad that Phantom is doing well - we think you look very cool Phantom in your T shirt.
Thanks for the donation - we will reciprocate soon.
Martha & Bailey xxx

Pedro said...


I know how you feel about clothes - I hate to wear them too - but it really could be worse because they could have put one of those horrible e-collars on you! Glad you're feeling better today. Great idea to send donations for Paw It Forward!


Thoughts said...

Hi guys,

Glad to hear everyone is hanging in okay. We love your new header by the way, very sweet tribute.

Miss you guys! did you enter our contest yet....?

Wags and woofs,
Benson and Gibson

Brownie said...

Phantom, we hope you keep feeling better soon. Kissies from me to speed up healing!

chicamom85 said...

You look really cool in that shirt Phantom, I think you should go with that look. I am glad that you are doing better and hope you can go outside more very soon. I love how you Mom paws it forward, that is so cool!

licks and sniffs, Sasha

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Oh Phantom, we are so glad that you are doing well. We love your little shirt. Not quite as big as a Mango shirt..
Hang in there you will be better before long..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Anonymous said...

hang in there Phantom

Melissa and Emmitt said...

oh we are so glad he is doing so well!
we have been thinking about you!
what a wonderful way to play pay it forward!

Ludo van Doggy said...

Good boy Phantom! I hope you don't get an idea of doing a trick of getting out of your shirt!

Great idea with the donations too.

~lickies, Ludo

Angus Mhor said...

Phantom, you're looking pretty chipper, there, for having been through surgery! Your incision looked good in yesterday's pictures and I'm glad you're letting your mom put the compresses on!

I agree with Khyra-you need as MANY HAPPY HEARTS COOKIES AS YOU WANT! They'll help you heal faster!

Tracey and Huffle said...

Phantom, you just keep being good for your mum. You'll get better a lot faster that way.

At least TD has his friend back now.

Huffle Mawson

Abby said...

Hi, You Guys...

Oh Phantom...I'm sorry I didn't stop by yesterday to wish you well...Your incision looks sooo sore...

I'm sending lots & lots of Good Lhasa Vibes your way...

I'm glad Thunder & your Mom are taking good care of you...

Abby xxxooo

Clive said...


Good to see you up and about and healing well. May the good progress continue.

That was a very nice gesture to those groups.

take care


Wow Phantom, you look much better!!
I'm so glad you are letting your Mom help you. My Mommy just loves the pic of you rubbinh your face on the couch. You look like you are in heaven when you do that.

Has Thunder enjoyed having you home again. I know he missed you.


Maggie and Mitch said...

The shirt looks so much nicer that the evil lampshade, Phantom!
That was such a wonderful idea to contribute to these groups!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch


Yeah.. Phantom is home! I think u look stunning in the t-shirt. I think mom should write something on it like "phantom says relax" . Hee heeh
glad u r home!

Alasandra said...

Phantom, we are happy to hear you are being good. ~S,S,C & F

Mason Dixie said...

Oh Phantom I am glad you are getting along okay, and what a great paw it forward present from my Alfie, and of course the others.... I wonder if maybe some other pup might be sending you a get well package............. =)

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

We think the T-shirt suits you, Phantom! We hope that your incisions are all healed very soon and the lab report will be a good one.

#1 is feeling quite empathetic as she had a big incision in her mouth today to put in an implant, complete with Frankenstein stitches!

That was a great Paw it Forward move!

Joe Stains said...

Phantom, I think you look pretty cool in your shirt! I hope the compresses help and you are feeling a lot better very soon

Lorenza said...

Hi, Phantom!
Your know that if you are a good boy everything will be better soon!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

Reese =^..^= said...

You are being such a good patient, Phantom!

Katie, Mollie and Bobo said...

I have an award for you on my blog.

-Mollie and Bobo

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

Hi Phantom
We think you is cute in your shirt.
We are happy that your controling yourself and being good while you heal.

Cyber-sibes said...

Sending woo sibe vibes, buddy, for a quick recovery. I've had to do the shirt-thing too, I sympathize with woo.


Maxx said...

Hi Phantom! Me & mommy are happy to know that you are doing fine. Luv the t-shirt, sooo stylish!!
Stay good, plenty of time for mischief once you're fully recovered!!

Cheers & Cheeze,

Anonymous said...

WOO Phantom! Glad to hear woo are being a good boy. Don't want your Mom to worry too much! At least woo don't have to wear a lampshade, that is much worse than a t-shirt. The t-shirt is much more stylin'

WOOOOOOO woo rar rar rar,
Kayla and Maebe

Cheyenne -Millie said...

That is good that you are cooperating with your mom Phantom! That will help you to heal faster! Monty likes to rub his head on the back seat of the car!

Mochi and Mommy said...

Good boy Phantom!!! Keep listening to your mom and let her take care of you. :)

Great of you to make the donations. :)


Hero said...

I'm furry happy woo are feeling better, Phantom! I'm sending sibe vibes for a quick recovery!


Anonymous said...

Oh what a good boy Phantom is being. Sonja my sheltie loves to rub her face all over the couch too lol.

Hope he heals up fast!

Anna the GSD said...

Poor Phantom! Lots of doggie kisses and well wishes heading your way!! You'll be back to terrorizing Thunder next week, but take it easy now, kay?

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Sure hope you are feeling even better today. It is Friday time for a great weekend with Mom...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

the 4 Bs said...

hey Phantom, we think you look pawsome with that shirt on! comeon, kiddo, you are stylin'! little Benson had to wear a shirt when he had his shoulder surgery and he said he liked it very much. and the pill pockets are yummy! enjoy it while you can, kid, milk it for all it's worth.


Mango said...


You have a big zipper now, huh? You look to be feeling better, but just take it easy for a while, OK?


Byron y Xinver said...

We're very happy to see everything goes OK.

Holly and Khady said...

If you need extra t-shirts Samuel will be happy to donate his!!

I think you look quite dashing and handsome Phantom!!

I'm sure you will heal quickly! Samuel's giant lipoma healed pretty fast. Mom had to do the hot compresses on him too.

Take care Phantom!! I think you are looking great!!


GoldenSamantha said...

Phantom! We are sorry we haven't visited for a few days and look what happened! Sending you sunshine rays and happy thoughts while that scar heals. In March, I was wearing a T shirt too, popping pills and hating to do the biz on a leash. I totally understand, you poor dear. Paws crossed here for a qwik healing. Ugh. Your mom is a wonderful nurse who will help you mightily. Thinking of you with hugs and love xo

Woodrow, Sweetie, MJ Campanella said...

Poor phantom - hope you are doing a little better - you look ver nice in your t-shirt

Woodrow, Sweetie & MJ

Twix said...

Hey Guys! So glad Phantom is healing well and cooperating. Sometimes us silly pups don't understand how important it is to cooperate. I have some suture photos too but I wasn't sure if I could tell that story and post you've got me thinking! Oh, and Mom wants to know if OP stands for a KC suburb cause we are in KCMO.
Love and hugs,

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

We're glad Phantom is being a good patient. I guess he knows that you're just trying to help. I wouldn't like to potty on a leash either!