Friday, July 3, 2009

The V-E-T Report

Thunder here to tell you about our day yesterday.

And Phantom here with a few things to say about that visit too.

While we were both quietly snoozing yesterday morning, we heard some wonderful words - "Who wants to go in the car?" We LOVE to go for a ride in the car and were so hoping for a trip to Sonic or Dairy Queen. But no, where did SHE take us? To the V-E-T!!!

It was just humiliating, I had to have my annual physical exam. That meant they stuck that pointy thing up you know where, stole some of my blood, and if that wasn't bad enough, they stuck a sharp thing into me in three different places - SHOTS!!! They checked my eyes, ears, teeth, heart rate, AND they even weighed me. It wasn't a lot of fun but they keep telling me it is to keep me healthy. I got an A+ for good health, everything was just perfect. Luckily they remembered to give me a cookie. Mom forgot her camera so I don't have any photos to show you.

My turn now. I had my physical in January and everything was fine except for them worrying about my weight - they say I am too skinny - well, I am almost 11 and I have always weighed about the same, so what's the problem? Then I was at the vet in May to get my teeth cleaned. So why did I have to go again? Well, Mom has been watching some lumpy things on my body and one of them has gotten a lot bigger in the last few weeks and it is very hard. The V-E-T stuck a needle in the bumpy thing on my chest and stole some blood from me. Then she took it out of the room to look at some slide - I thought a slide was something the little kidlets here have in the yard to ride down. Anyway, when she came back, she was all serious and stuff. I guess there are some suspicious spindly rods on that slide - it is all beyond me. It's not a fatty tumor, of course not, no fat on me anywhere. But now they are saying I have to go back soon and they are going to cut out the lump - WHAT???? - so they can analyze it more closely. Then there was a lot of talk back and forth between Mom and the V-E-T and I guess it wasn't all good.

Anybody got any good ideas for how I can get out of this mess?

So no Sonic, no DQ. But I did find a new toy when I got home.

Woos, Phantom and Thunder

(Note from Mom, I will be calling today to set a date for Phantom's surgery hopefully for next week. I am trying to be optimistic here, but we sure could use some good vibes from all of you. Too soon for another problem.)


Abby said...

Hi, You Guys...

I'm sending all the Good Lhasa Vibes I have to Phantom...

And, I'll send some more tomorrow & the next day, too...

Abby xxxooo

Ruby and Penny said...

Hi Phantom & TD
We're sending lots of doxie good vibes & love your way.
Love Ruby & Penny

Pamela, Kira and Scampi said...

Paws crossed here, sending loads of Sibes vibes... Hopefully it is nothing more than a fatty spot. My BC sister had lots of them as she ot older.
Puppy kisses
-Kira The BeaWootiful

Tracey and Huffle said...

You know you have all the good vibes we can muster.

Huffle Mawson

Alasandra said...

Phantom, we are purring for you. We are very sorry you have to go back to the vet, but we hopes you will cooperate so they can keep you healthy for a very long time. Us cats don't like going to the vet at all so we sympathize with you.

Thunder, we are glad you got an A+

~S,S,C & F

Mango said...

Oh dear, not the dreaded dog bumps? Randi just had some removed, but they were not the scary kind. Hope yours turn out the same.


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

Woo know I'll have the paws khrossed fur woo and the other members of The OP KS Pakhk!

PeeEssWoo: Abby is khorrekht! I'll keep sending mine as long as I have Sibe fluff blowing your way!

Martha Basset said...

Hi Phantom & Thunder
Well that sounded like the good news and the not so good news!!!
We will keep our basset paws crossed that the nasty lumps are nothing to worry too much about.
Your mom is right - you really don't need this right now!
Martha & Bailey xxxxx

Dughallmor Beagles said...

Awww guys....we are sending good vibes and big Beagley hugs your way, we hope it all goes well for Phantom, you're right, you guys really don't need this right now....think happy thoughts :D
lots of love and slobbers to you boys and your mama xxxx

Anonymous said...

Aww Phantom, you are better to get that nasty lumpy bumpy removed, it's better out than in...or so they say! You won't feel a thing!
We are sending a gazillion good vibes your way. You're an old gentleman now, so these lumpy bumpies are to be expected, our Cookie Cat has lots of little ones, the vet calls them "fatty lumps" hehehe.
Luv Scotty x

Princess Eva and Brice said...

We've got our paws crossed and sending lots of pawsitive thoughts your way!

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Oh we sure hope that everything turns our ok. Big Heeler vibes are going out to you. Mom sends a big HUG for your Mom..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi phantom and thunder!
we are sending you all of our love and good thoughts.
m & e

Stella said...

All of my good vibes to you everday, Phantom! I know lots of older pups get bumps and my pray is that it is nothing serious!

Don't be afraid, and just do what you have to do!


Moondance Huskies said...

Hi Phantom & Thunder,
First off, good job TD on enduring your physical & getting an A+!
Phantom, we are sending healing energy and pawsitive vibes your way. We sure hope it is nothing serious. Try not to be scared--the V-E-T will give you some sleepy medicine and you will be home & feeling fine in no time!
Paws crossed & healing energy on the way,
Skye,Dave,Jasmine,Velvet,Angel,Blaze,Lakota,the kitties Misty,Starr,Diana and mom Joan

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry you have to go through this. Hopefully, it won't turn out to be anything serious. (I also hope you have some kind of pet insurance!)

Katie, Mollie and Bobo said...

Phantom and Thunder,

Sorry to hear that you had to got to the V-E-T. Good vibes are comming your way from KY!

-Mollie and Bobo

Dennis the Vizsla said...

Oh no, not another problem already! Dennis is sending you extra "never give up" mojo as we speak!

Maggie and Mitch said...

Our paws are crossed for you, Phantom! You and I are the same age! How cool!
We absolutely think that you both should have gotten ice cream from DQ!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

chicamom85 said...

Phantom and Thunder, we will keep thinking very good thoughts and say some prayers for you. I am sure everything will be fine and it is better to get that lump thing out, so you aren't lumpy anymore. I don't like going to the vet but I have a feeling it is a good place in the long run.It is so cool that you got a new toy.

licks and sniffs, Sasha

Joe Stains said...

We are sending tons of vibes to Phantom. Sorry you had to go to that stinky V-E-T.

Kayla said...

Aw phantom hope your lump is nothing to worry about and that the net trip to the vet's is the last for a while.

I am off to the vet tomorrow I love going especially if its Donald the owner. I jump up and give him big kisses and he gives me a cuddle before he examines me. Don't think it's Donald tomorrow so hope it's one of the nice ones and not the grumpy ones that don't like my lovely husky kisses.

Big Kisses from me and Skye and an sure you will be fine, tel your mum not to worry :-)

Checkers said...

oh phantom I'm sorry they found a lump - but hopefully it will all be fine - you know - benign - we'll put your name in the st francis bowl and smoke it up to the heavens

Martine said...

We are seding good thoughts your way.

xo sugar & martine

Lacy said...

w00fs, ooo nooo, me will pray hard its not sumthing bad.....

b safe,

Clive said...

My paws are crossed!

We're hoping it will be good news -you certainly don't need this now!

Take care
- Clive and the little man's mum

Painter Pack said...

Oh no...we are sending good vibes and hooman prayers your way. Phantom will be just fine, we know it. Keep us informed.


The Army of Four said...

You've got our prayers!



Me and Mommy are sending lots of prayers and healing vibes your way. We're visiting with Dachsies Rule for the holiday and it is so hot here 106 yesterday but we are still having lots of fun.

I been sparkin with my Sammy.


Anya said...

I will keep my paws crossed,
and think on you all.
We are sending good vibes
and a big hug

Kareltje =^.^=
Anya :)

Mochi and Mommy said...

I'm crossing my paws and sending good vibes to you!


Asta said...

Oh Deaw,
It's bad enuff to get poked and pwodded wifout getting questionable news..I will be cwossing my paws fow you sweet Phantom..I hope all goes well. Meantime , have a wondewful, safe Fouwf of july
smoochie kisses

Jake of Florida said...

Oh dear, we stopped by to wish you a happy fourth -- and then read Phantom's tale of the VET visit.

We hope this turns out to be something the surgery can take care of simply. We agree -- it's way too soon for more problems.

We'll be sending you tons of wirey zen for Phantom -- and another tom for mom in charge!!

Wirey love,

Jake and Just Harry and mom Joan

Lorenza said...

Hi, Thunder, Phantom and Mom!
Please don't worry! I have faith that everything is going to be ok!
Paws crossed!
Kisses and hugs

Liffey said...

Sending you lots of licks Phantom. Hope it all goes well.
Liffey's licks to you

Petey said...

Let's get that nasty lump outta the way so you can be 100% healthy again, okay? Sending good healing vibes your way - power of the paw!

Your pal,


Raising Addie said...

We are sending all of our good vibes and thoughts to you two!

We will cross all of our paws too!

Chasing my tale...
Addie, Lucie and Hailey


Hi Phantom! and Thunder!
Mom's last dog had a huge fatty tumor around his neck and had it removed. It was just fat and that was it. Old dogs are prone to it. I will send good vibes that yours is the same.


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

Every star in the sky and I will be sending positive and good thoughts to Phantom and Thunder.
Every day, every nite!
Nasty bumps!

Maxx said...

Hi Guys! Sorry to hear about your ordeal! Say no more, paws are crossed and good vibes will be sent daily!!


Mack said...

We are sending tons of good Boston vibes your way!

The Thundering Herd said...

Oh no. Too much, too fast. Praying for some good surgery results for Phantom.

Anonymous said...

You know you have our vibes for sure!

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

We're sending our good Scottish vibes and Mom is sending up a prayer for you.

Happy 4th of July
Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Angus Mhor said...

Ah, dear Phantom. I will not only send my best kitty purrs, I will PURRRRR-AY! that it is no big deal and that you will come out of the surgery safely and without fear.

I'm sending you some of my very best purrs, too, Thunder-Dunder, because I know this is stressful for you, too. It IS too soon.

Sue said...

We'll all keep our paws crossed for good luck, especially Noah. He had to have two big lumps cut out of his neck and shoulder last year. It was no fun, but it all turned out OK.

Love from your Portie friends

LUCKY LUKE said...

O Phantom, I so sowwy to hear of your ordeal, but please know I am sendin you many prayers and good thoughts your way.

I guess it was just not such good day for the two of us! But I keep you strong if you keep me strong! Together we get through!

And congrats to the Thunder for his good exam. I know that was not fun, but at least it is done! :-)

wif much love for you boaf from the Luke

Morgan in Pittsburgh said...

Morgan and Maisie

Thor said...

Hi Phantom and Thunder
I´m sending lots of golden vibes your way. I have my paws crossed.


Teddy said...

Oh Phantom, I think you'll have to listen to your mom and the vet and go through with those tests to make sure you get all better. We'll be crossing our paws and wings hoping that lump is nothing to worry about.

Teddy & CC-man and mom

Opy - the Original GruffPuppy said...

Sending you lots of pawsitive vibes and love.



Stanley said...

Hey, Guys!

Stella & I are sending Phantom exceptionally juicy healing goober smooches! If we had it our way that tumor would hit the road even before your surgery. If it doesn't we are sending all kinds of AireZen your way so it turns out to be nothing serious.

We're here for you guys! You deserve lots more years of sibe fun!

Goober love,

Southbay Girl said...

We are sending good thoughts your way!!! Heeler Vibes from California!



Anonymous said...

WOO Phantom - woo get sibe vibes, husky hugs, and healing kisses.

Kayla and Maebe

River said...

We know it's scary! We hope and pray that one operation will fix it. Older beagles have lots of lumps on them so my mom has to keep an eye on them too. Sending beagle hugs and love and prayers.

love & wags,
River & mom

Pippa said...

Paws crossed here.

Noah the Airedale said...

G'day fellas,
We're sending loads of aire-zen for you Phantom. Take it easy matie.

Noah Willow Tess Lucy

Penny, Poppy & Patches said...

We're sending loads of Aire-zen for you, Phantom! Penny has a hard lump on her back. The dogtor aspirated it, but the results were inconclusive. Everyone thinks it might be a sebaceous cyst. Mom is treating it with zinc oxide, but so far, it's still there. Our paws are crossed that yours is NOTHING to worry about!

Poppy, Penny & Patches

Turbo the Sibe said...

I'm sending woos and pawsitive thoughts!

Roxie, Sammy and Andy said...

Sending you lots of Dachsie good wished and healing thoughts so the news is a good as possible. Take care and keep us posted.

Roxie, Sammy & Andy

Butchy and Snickers said...

Hey Phantom,
We'll be sending all of the wirey zen that we have for you. We sure hope they don't find anything to worry about in that lumpy thing. Snickers goes to the vet Monday to see what to try next to prevent her seizures. Hope you have a great holiday weekend!
Luv & Wirey Hugs,
Butchy, Snickers, Ruby, Sylvester & Scuby

Raising Addie said...

LOVE love love the new header picture!! Just beautiful!!

Lots of Luv & Kisses
Addie, Lucie, and Hailey

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Ah Man...this just stinks Phantom...we're boxin' up the terrier zennie to send to ya...

Please know we're all thinkin' bout ya, Guys...

Keep us updated and we'll be crossing our paws in all directions!!!

Love ya lotsest!!!

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanny

Domi said...

The lump that I had cut out of my side was no big deal. Although it was cancerous, they got it all out. Wish they could have removed the lump out of my neck too but that was a whole other ordeal.

I'll be thinking lots of pawsitive thoughts for you and hoping you have a quick, painless surgery. At least you should get some good treats out of it.


Team Husky said...

First we LOVE your new header!

Second - Phantom - we think woo should just do what your Mom wants you to do and that woo should get yur lump cut out. Princey would like woo to let him know how sore it is afterwards cause he has a big hard lump too!

Third - lots and lots of powerful Sibe Vibes are coming your way from NZ!!!

Team Husky

Woodrow, Sweetie, MJ Campanella said...

sorry so delayed - we were away

sending good vibes and a candle is lit for a safe surgery and happy news after

Woodrow, Sweetie & MJ

Anonymous said...

Thanks for update at vets. Im praying hard that the lump in benign!!!! Having had a dog with cancer I tend to panic too.

Candle lit and prayers on the way!!!!

Love the pics!

Bell and Kimberly said...

those are 2 very gorgeous doggies..

Love em

Bell & her mama

Ozzie and Rocky said...

We will sure be crossing all our paws and sending out lots of good vibes to you Phantom! We sure hope all is well!
Ozzie & Rocky

Marvin -The Hollow Hound said...

oh such beautiful photos......

and dear Phantom, we are crossing our fingers, paws and legs, and whatever else can be crossed for good results for you.


Marvin and Jeannie xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Mason Dixie said...

Oh Phantom I know you are going to be just fine but just in case I am sending slobbery wet licks your way. =)

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

I am going to have to explain the rules to your mom. No car rides to do bad stuff if there isn't DQ or Sonic on the way home. In a pinch, a McDonalds ice cream cone is also acceptable.