Saturday, August 22, 2009


Woo Hoo - or so I thought. Here I am going for a ride in the car!

Hey Mom, where are we going? I love riding in the minivan. What, a "wait" check? Why do I have to do THAT? I have been practicing the wait command for almost 11 years, I do it quite well. I don't think I need to have it checked.

What's this place? Rut roh, looks familiar in a way I don't really like.

Do I have to go in? I think I will "wait" right here.

Well, if you haven't figured it out yet, we went to the V.E.T. so Mom could see if I have put on any pounds since my surgery and diet change. I really AM doing quite well, but the Momster was disappointed that I have only gained a half pound since July 7th. I'm trying, honest, I am eating much better but I can't help it if the scale doesn't show what she wants to see. I tried to tell her that a trip to Dairy Queen might help, but she didn't listen to me.

Don't you try to fool me into a car ride if that's all we are going to do!

Woos, Phantom

Mom here: I was really hoping to see at least a one or two pound weight gain because Phantom has really been eating very well since we changed his food. We didn't see the vet, it was purely a weight check. I guess I will just have to be patient and give it more time. Phantom seems to be doing well. His energy level is back and he seems to be a happy pup. I guess it is just second nature for moms to worry.


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

Oh Phantom!

Please tell her that all good things khome to those that weight!

I khonkhur: more ice khream would SOOOO help!

PeeEssWoo: HaRoooo!

Stella said...

I simply love the first picture of Phantom all excited about his car ride! He looks great, and just be patient, he will put the weight back on, I bet!


Thor said...

Hi Phantom!
Glad to hear you´re doing well! I am with Khyra! More ice cream and tasty things!
Have a grrreat weekend you all!

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

You definitely need more trips to DQ. That's all there is to it. In fact, I prescribe it.

Dr. Steve

Scout 'n Freyja said...

I don't know what it is about older dogs, my Savannah Leigh lost weight as she grew older and so did my Tony. Wish it was that way with us humans!

The Army of Four said...

I recommend swinging by Sonic!

Abby said...

Hi, Phantom

I think the Ice Cream idea would work...

Tell your Mom you need to go for Ice Cream at least twice a day...

You are soooo handsome...

Abby xxxooo

Princess Eva and Brice said...

Phantom does look happy - love the first pic.

I know that you were trying a couple of different foods. Which one did you decide on?

Ice cream sounds good to us too!

p.s. Momma accidentally deleted our squirrel demo off the hard drive right after she deleted it from the camera so we need to video again today. We hope to get it posted tomorrow.

Mack said...

Khyra's funny!

Sounds like you are doing pretty dang good my friend!

Byron y Xinver said...

Hi, we're happy to see him so well. Perhaps it's a matter of time an soon he'll put on weight. It seems it's more important not to slim down...

Anya said...

We are happy you are feeling well:)
You are looking so Happy
when you sit in the car,
I don't like a car :(

Kareltje =^.^=

Maggie and Mitch said...

We're having pizza for dindin tonight, Phantom! Come on over! We have lots to share! That might put some weight on you!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

So sorry it was a trip to the Vet and not to the lake.. Just keep eating well the weight will come back..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Martine said...

DQ sounds delightful!!!! Too bad you didn't get some as a reward for half a pound!

xo martine

ps: i'm confident you'll gain some weight!!

Dennis the Vizsla said...

Yep, Mom == Worry. It's axiomatic.

Cyber-sibes said...

Yup, we know how moms are. Woorry woorry woorry! We're putting ours thru that right now. We expect to get lots of treats out of it. Star's a little leary of car rides cause her last 3 were all to the v-e-t!

Woo are looking good, Phantom!

Woos & a-roos,
Star & Jack a-roo

Woodrow, Sweetie, MJ Campanella said...

Sorry you got tricked into that vet trip - but at least it wasnt a full visit - and tell mommy the scale is wrong!! But if you are eating well maybe the weight will come

Woodrow - Sweetie - MJ

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

You make sure to continue with that weight gain, Phantom!

pointerpandemonium said...

So glad Phantom is doing so well. It does take time for weight to come on. Me and Sophie are always looking skinny too. Luv Scott xx

The Thundering Herd said...

Eating well is more important than weight gain in our book. Besides, how many of us get told to ADD weight. That's cool.

GoldenSamantha said...

Boy, were you right on with the Rut Roh! I LOVElovelove that ginormous smile on your face in that first photo! That's one winning picture! Wish you'd put on a couple of ###, but it sounds like you are feeling furry good, Phantom! That is good news!
(Moreicecream Moreicecream...)
xo Sammie

Tracey and Huffle said...

Well, it's better than losing weight I guess. I'm sorry you were tricked like that Phantom.

Huffle Mawson

River said...

Still, it's progress! We're very happy for Phantom!

love & wags,

Teddy said...

I know how much moms can worry over their dog kids. Maybe Phantom is burning off some of the calories so isn't putting on as much?? Or maybe he does need that ice cream :)

Raising Addie said...

OMD that last picture just melted our hearts!!!

We agree that DQ is in order! We would try mailing you some but we don't believe it would be very good when it got to you.

We will gladly share some of our weight with you. Lucie's but is getting BIG! BOL!!!

Chasing my tale...
Addie, Lucie, and Hailey

Lorenza said...

Hi, Phantom!
I agree with you. More ice cream sure will do the "more weight trick"!
I hope your next car ride will be to get some yummy ice cream!
Kisses and hugs

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

I know that weight thing must be VERY frustrating.
Here is moms suggestion. When our old cats got skinny, we gave them kitty food.
Since i have been taking these poison pills- i am supposed to have a fatty meal to help my liver. So moms gave me 2 tablespoons of puppy food with my breakfast. Well i gained weight.
You could try? If all fails- resort to icecream!
love tweedles

Cheyenne -Millie said...

I think those photos of you in the car are wonderful! You look so full of joy and happiness! We are glad you are doing better! Ice cream might help you gain but is it right for you? We hope all is well with you and everyone there!

Martha Basset said...

You are looking great! Tell mom not to worry - you haven't lost weight!
You looked very cool in the car - we loved the first pic of you especially.
You looked so happy but then you found our you had been tricked - sigh - humans!!
Martha & Bailey xxx

Maxx said...

Hi Phantom! good to know that you're doing well. Ohh how i envy you. You get to eat to gain!-my issue is the opposite...
I have loads of weight to giveaway if you need!!


Mango said...

You keep worrying, mom, that's what moms do. Sometimes doggies are so brave that they won't tell when they have a problem. Just try to put on a happy face.

Keep trying to put on a little weight, OK?



Rut Rhor is right.. what a human trick. But we need to make sure your okay. Mom is right this time. I do like your expression in the car. That is priceless.

Ludo van Doggy said...

Poor phantom getting tricked like that. I sure the weight will come back soon.
~lickies, Ludo

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi phantom!
oh what fabulous pictures of you and great news!
we are so glad you gained weight and are feeling good!
your smile makes us smile!
happy sunday to all of you!
m & e

Twix said...

Phantom, should I have my Mom chat with your Mom about the importance of DQ after the V.E.T. You could always come and stay at my house; I'm fairly sure Momma and Daddy would give you anything you wanted ;o) I say 1/2 lb is better than 0 lb!

Alasandra said...

Phantom, we knows a trip to Dairy Queen would put weight on us. But maybe your Mommy wants you to gain weight by eating healthy foods. Not as much fun though.~S,S,C & F

Pippa said...

I am on a catch-up mission.

Thank you for not forgetting me in my blogabsence.

Phantom looks pretty good, so paws crossed he will be ok.

There are some great pix of Thunder on your blog, well, they are great because I lie and stretch and everything like that too.

Finally, loved the memories of Dakota. She has a place in my heart.


The Husky in the Window said...

Woo look so happy going for that ride, at lest you didn't get pocked and examined. So it was not so bad. We hope you get that weight on... I get a taste of that Kemps Frozen Vanilla Fat Free Yogurt...yummmmmmm. Hint Hint to your mom...
Husky Hugs, MayaMarie

Angus Mhor said...

You look pretty good, buddy! Your face looks happy and your eyes are bright-I think the weight will come-it always does for my mom!

Angus' Mom: HEY!


HI TD and P
It's so f*$&%^ing hot here.. mom says she's melting. I'm pretty good... in the pond. What's it like there! U two handling the heat or praying for siberian snow falls.


Checkers said...

oh phantom - i'm sure you'll gain some "wait' very soon - tell your mom not to worry so much - yeah I know - that's like telling the sun not to rise! tell her all good things come to those who "wait"

Mochi and Mommy said...

I love that first pic of you!!!

I think ice cream is a great idea! Hmmm...maybe I can get mom to get some for me too!


Life With Dogs said...

If you can ever figure out the secret to not worrying I'll be all ears! :)

BeadedTail said...

Phantom, it's great that you have your energy back and you are gaining some weight even if it's just a little! You sure are handsome today!

Wild Dingo said...

Oh boy, do MOMS every worry. i Hear you! I'm worried about Phantom and he isn't even mine! He's so very pretty. i sure hope his health checks out a-ok!
woos and doggie kisses,
Wild Dingo

Bae Bae said...

You look so cute in the first photo all smiling. ;)

~ Bae

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

We prescribe more ice cream!!

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java


Hi Phantom,


You are so welcome!

Riley and Star.

Sue said...

I have a hard time keeping weight on Tsar, too. hat is it with you crazy Huskies?

Anne-Kathrine said...

Oh he is just so handsome! Sending weight gaining thoughts!! I'd be more than happy to share my lbs lol.

Clive said...

Lots of ice-cream! That's what we would recommend Phantom!

Take care

SEDONA said...

Hi Phantom & Thunder! Thanks for visiting me! I know, we have lots of the same furiends :-)
So you guys get the real frozen stuff too, huh? Here I was, just getting over it looks like I gotta convince my human to give me the real stuff. Any tips?
Phantom, glad to hear you put on a little'll get there yet!
Your new pal,

Deetz said...

My mum Worries herself to death all the time. I think she is the one that needs to go to the vet, not me.

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Yank is funny, when he goes with us he always finds a stick and one backup as he calls it... We have him trained well...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie