Friday, November 20, 2009

Phantom on Friday

Eleven years ago today my beautiful Siberian Husky mother gave birth to eight little pups. I don't really know a lot about what happened to my brothers and sisters, but I do know that one day some people came to visit my first home. I was sitting in the corner all by myself and really didn't want to be sociable. I guess I was scared. But then one of them sat down on the floor. All the other pups were crawling all over her. I got curious and slowly walked over to take a sniff. Then she put her hand on my head and touched me so gently that I lost all my fear and jumped up to her face and licked her all over. And that's how I found my forever home.


So come celebrate with me on my 11th Birthday.

Thanks, Zoolatry - this meant a lot to me.

Woos, Phantom

78 comments:

Maggie and Mitch said...

Happy 11th birthday, Phantom!
You look so ready to pawty!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Mango said...

Happy Birthday Phantom. 11 is very mature, but you still have a bit of the puppy in you.

Slobbers,
Mango

Anya said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY
my sweet Phantom :-)
Yeahhhhhh..... 11 years Wow!!
I am almost 12 years :))))
Have a nice birhday
hugs
Kareltje =^.^=

Ruby and Penny said...

Happy 11th Birthday Phantom.
Love Ruby & Penny

Alasandra said...

Happy 11th Birthday Phantom and many more. ~Scylla, Charybdis & Fenris

PS: We knows Socks is wishing you a happy birthday too wherever he is at.

Pedro said...

Oh happy birthday Phantom! Your story reminds my mom of Ziggy! There were two pups available from his litter. Ziggy loved my mom instantly but the other pup, Smokey, pushed away. Smokey went to live with my aunt & uncle and Ziggy came to live with mom and dad and they all are happy (especially me, because even though I didn't come to live here for many years, I love my brother Ziggy). Have a great birthday!!!

Pedro

Mack said...

That was such a wonderful story! So you USED to be shy huh!?!! BOL!

We just loved the Wild Boys video. It looks like you two are having so much fun and you have so much energy! I love it when I get the zoomies!

Oh and:
Happy Birthday Phantom!!!!

KB said...

Happy Birthday Phantom! I love your cake and party outfit!!!

You look so sweet.

Gus said...

Terrier Yips back at ya! And we are sorry we missed the video yesterday, but are still waiting for the sequel.

gussie

Alex93andme said...

Phantom, you look beautiful with your birthday gear on! Happy happy Birthday to you!!! That is a wonderful story about you as a puppy!!!

YD, sometimes with Samantha and June said...

Happy Woofday Phantom! Now let's get the pawty started!

Sam & June

Frankie Girl, Maddie and Domino said...

Oh Phantom you look so pawsome in your party hat! We hope you have a super super great 11th Birthday! We are on our way!

H & K'sm

FG, Maddie & Domino

Shmoo said...

Happy Birthday Phantom. I love how you convinced the humans to take you in so that you could infiltrate their home for the HULA cause. I hope you get some livergreat and oyster crackers with your khake.

Meeshka

Mochi and Mommy said...

Happy 11th Birthday Phantom! Make sure you get lots of toys and treats today! :)

Mochi

Aniemother said...

Happy birthday Phantom! We'll try to convince mom to give us some extra treats to celebrate!

Sue said...

Happy Birthday Phantom. That looks like a tasty big birthday biscuit that you have. We love birthdays, so maybe our Mom will give us something special to celebrate your big day.

Anna the GSD said...

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! I hope you get some puppy icecream or some CHEESE!!

LUCKY LUKE said...

Happiest of Happy Birfdays to you, Phantom!!! And remember... 11 is the new 4!

wif very much love to you on your special day from the Luke, the Bleu... and the Mom (of course)!

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

Merdie, Mom, and I wish woo a phine, phabulous, phantastikh, PhantomDay Phriday!

Woo sure know how to pikhk 'em!

The best furever homes are the one WE choose!

I'm sure Thunder will have some special phun with woo today!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra and Merdie

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

PeeEssWoo: The ZH did a pawesome job on the graphikh fur woo!

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

Happy Birthday Phantom - what a lucky boy you are to have your wonderful forever family.

XOXO
Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

ra_husky said...

:) Pawty like a rock star!

Melissa and Emmitt said...

happy happy birthday phantom!
we love your story of how you met your mom!
you are one lucky pup!
xoxoxo
we love you!
m & e

Dennis the Vizsla said...

Happy birthday, Phantom! You and Tucker are almost exactly the same age!

Deborah said...

Happy 11th birthday!!! You look so cute in your hat and bib :)
*Have fun*
XXOO

Princess Eva and Brice said...

Happy Barkday!!!

You made a great choice when you picked out your mom.

Don't forget to go outside and get that present that we see under the tree!

Princess Eva & Brice

Cyber-sibes said...

Happy Birthday Phantom! What a sweet sweet story of how woo picked your furever family! And what a wonderful choice woo made. Have a great day, buddy!

a-roos & woos,
jack n' tori

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

That is such a sweet story, Phantom! It sounds like you have sustained the same levels of adorableness throughout!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Your Friends,
Tommy, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan and Yuu-Chan

Deetz said...

Happy Birthday Phantom. I am so glad you have a forever home and lovely humans that take wonderful care of you. Fantastic photo!
Deetzy

Two Country Poodles said...

Happy 11th Birthday Phantom! You are in the double digits! How cool is that. I am almost there only 11 more months till I hit 10. BOL

We hope you have the best birthday a doggie can have! Oh is that a present I see in the yard...Better go check it out before the squirrels get it. BOL BOL


Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo & Bobo

Wild Dingo said...

Hi Phantom! Happy Birfday!

Hey, you may have been shy or skarrred, BUT you sure were the SMARTEST one! You landed in the BEST family ever!

Here's wishing you the happiest 11-sie birfday and lots of sibe kisses form Juno. (loki would give you a pat on the back)...

~wags-n-wiggles~
wild dingo

Martha and Bailey said...

Happy birthday Phantom - we loved hearing how you chose your forever home all those years ago.
You were one smart pup then and have grown into a smart dog - also a very handsome one.
we just loved the birthday pic.
Have fun.
love and kisses
Martha & Bailey xxxx

Cloud the Wonder Dog said...

Happy Berfday to woo, Happy Berfday to woo, Happy BERFDAY dear Phantom... Happy Berfday to WOO!!!

Luv,
Cloud

Ginger Jasper said...

Oh my riend Phantom your birthday is so close to mine.. I just knew that you had the same gentle nature as me. That picture is gorgeous. I also love yor eyes and am so glad your mum chose you. It meant I could become your friend.. Happy Birthday friend.. Hugs GJ x

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Happy Birthday, Phantom. From all of us.

It's neat we share the same birthday.

Buddy

Daisy Dog said...

WOOWOOO!! From Daisy and Roscoe. Happiest Birthday!!!

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Happy Barkday, Phantom! I bet you were an adorable pup! I hope you have a day beautiful enough to enjoy the out-of-doors and that it is filled with a special long walk, favorite treats, cuddles from your family, and few unexpected marvelous surprises! I am celebrating with you in spirit!

BeadedTail said...

Happy 11th Birthday Phantom! We hope you have a wonderful day! We loved the story of how you picked your forever mommy out!

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Happy Birthday Phantom.. You are so lucky that Mom picked you.. You certainly have one of the bestest forever homes..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

SGR said...

Woof! Hi There...I'm Sugar. What a great day to visit your blog. Happy Happy 11th Pawday. Just LOVE your story ... it is very touching. Looking forward to your visit to my blog and your friendship. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Dory and the Mama said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY PHANTOM!!!

Sounds like you have had 11 years of Happy!!

Smileys!
Dory

Stella said...

What a good story of you and your Mom finding each other.You got such a good Mom and she says you are still a little shy and that is OK, we love you that way.

Happy, Happy Birdie Phantom and you look so snazzy with all your birthday stuff. I saw a present out the window too. Get it and open it UP!

Kisses and hugs,

Stella and her Mom

Mason Dixie said...

Happy Birthday Phantom!!! Sorry that I almost missed it. =)

Ms. ~K said...

You look mah-velous on your birthday!
Hugs and Rubs,
Zack, Sassy and Buddy

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY PHANTOM!!!!

It looks like you're really partying it up there for 11! I hope Thunder doesn't try to steal any of your presents.

Steve and Kat

Huffle Mawson said...

Woo Phantom happy 11 years! What a great reason to celebrate. You should totally get some ham. Maybe some roast chicken as well.

The Thundering Herd said...

Happy Birthday, Phantom. We think 11 is awesome.

NORWOOD UNLEASHED said...

Happy roo roo birthday Phantom!
Eleven? You don't look a day over puppy. I saw your wild boy moves. You could still mess with me (terrible two)

celebrate with a salmon pawty cake!
norwood

Snowie Baby said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY PHANTOM!!

Thats a very nice picture of you over there!
time to pawty! may yr wishes come true and may the humans grant u lots of treats!

love, snowie

Sierra Rose said...

Oh sweet Phantom! Happy BARKDAY. Love your story of finding YOUR home.
We'll celebrate!

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose and mom

Lorenza said...

Phantom!!!!!
Happy Birtdhay!
I can't believe you are 11!!!
I am sure you had a pawesome day!
I love you a lot!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Scout 'n Freyja said...

♥HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU♥

chicamom85 said...

Phantom, Happy Birthday. I hope you have a great party and get lots of pressies and cake. Forever homes are the best!

licks and sniffs, Sasha

JD and Max said...

Hi Phantom! Oh, we're sory we're a bit late but happy, happy birthday! This is a gorgeous photo of a gorgeous boy! You have a wonderful furever home and we can see how happy you are in every photo, it's wonderful! Schnauzer snuggles - JD and Max.

Kayla said...

happy birthday phantom and i think you don't look a day over 5 xxxx

Biloxi and Siber-sibs said...

Happy Birfday Phantom! I hope woo got lots of prezzies and sum really good cake!
Pawty time!

Husky kisses,
Biloxi

Jake of Florida said...

We can just picture that tender, life-changing moment 11 years ago!!!

Happy Birthday to Woo!!!

Jake and Just Harry

Joe Stains said...

WOO! Happy Birthday!!!

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

Happy 11th Birthday Phantom, sorry we are a day late.....

We hope you had a wonderful day celebrating. :-)

Holly & Zac

River said...

Happy birthday Phantom! That is a great age to be!

love & wags,
River

Honey the Great Dane said...

Oh Phantom - that was the most beautiful story!!!! Sorry this is a bit late but Happy Birthday!! Wow - 11 yrs old is a grand old age but you still look so young and fit - no grey muzzle like me at all!!

Slobbers,
Honey the Great Dane

Chester said...

Sorry so late in showin' up to wish you a HAPPY HOWLIN' BIRTHDAY PHANTOM!!

You certainly don't look a day over 8!!!
Hope you had a great birthday with lots of treats!

Chester ;0=)

Canine Crusader said...

Ahh, Happy belated Birthday, Phantom! We hope you have a happy healthy year ahead!

Mom wanted to give your Mom a link in case she hasn't seen it. It's about dogs like you being rescued.

video here
http://www.hsicanada.ca/companion_animals/husky_rescue_111709.html

more pictures here
http://blogs.dogtime.com/the-waggerys-good-dog-blog/2009/11/nearly-100-neglected-sled-dogs-rescued

We hope you had a nice birthday celebration!

Canine Crusader said...
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Bijou said...

Oh my gosh!

HaPpY 11th BiRtHdAy!!

Sorry I'm late. Mom didn't let me blog much yesterday.

Waggles,
Bijou

Piappies World said...

Happy Happy 11th Birthday, dear Phantom!!!

Reading your post today shows so much love between you and your mom. Let's celebrate your pawty here at the Piappies World. We got lots of treats for you. Weeeeee

So are also thrilled to see you getting used to the flashy box. Go Phantom Go!

- Fudgie, Princess & the Piappies

tula said...

Wow! you're a birfday girl! you're all set with your party stuff. luv the WOO! do you need help with the candles (wink wink, drool)

belly rubs,
tula

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We can picture the chaos here as all furries ran from a vacuum. We'd have to rent a cat to ride on it. :)

Sally said...

Happy Birthday, Phantom.
You looks so cute in your Partyhat.

Nice woooh
Sally

Kira The BeaWootiful said...

Wooos Phantom! It was your birthday and we missed it! So sorry! Mom has been way to busy, I need to work on that!
Anyway, happy, happy, happy birthday to WOOOOOOO!
-Kira The BeaWootiful

Holly and Khady said...

Woo Phantom!! Happy belated birthday!!!! You sure don't look 11!!

Phbbb and KhL

Thor said...

Happy 11th Birthday Phantom!

xoxo,
Thor

The Husky in the Window said...

We hope woo had a Happy Birthday and we loved that play video too!
Husky Hugs, MayaMarie

Twix said...

Happy Birthday Big Guy! I guess I didn't realize we are about the same age. Thanks for your prayers for my grandma and understanding about me not being around much. I sure have missed you boys....you make me and mom smile every day. I hope you had the greatest birthday ever!
Snuggles,
Twix

Sitka, Tia, & Cornelia Marie said...

We are behind as always... but Happy Belated Birthday Phantom!
Hugs,
Sitka

SEDONA said...

Phantom, you don't look a day over 5! You certainly are ageing well.
Happy belated birthday, chum!
Your pal,
Sedona

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I wanted to say Happy Birthday too my friend!
I love the story of how you found your home.
Happy 11

love
tweedles

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