Thursday, March 25, 2010

Thankful Thursday

We have many things to be thankful for today. Let's start with the awards.

Riley and Star gave this sweet award to "all our friends who have always been there for us and support us no matter how crazy we get!" Riley and Star, you are always so sweet and adorable, never crazy. Thanks.

These two very sweet awards are from
Twinkie. The rules are so simple. You mention who gave it to you, and you spread the love. Here is what she said:
As I love all my furiends... You get the rest. Please, take it as a reminder that I am your furiend and I love you.

Twink is sponsoring the great GABE event. If you click here, you can read all about this special blogging fun.

Our next award comes from Mollie Jo and Bobo, the two country poodles. They wanted to share it with all of their loyal readers. We always enjoy reading the fun these two pups have.

Next up is an award that comes from our wonderful kitty furiend across the Big Pond,
Ginger Jasper. He said we have to say 7 beautiful things about ourselves and then pass it on to seven bloggers.

1. We are three very happy sibes who love life.
2. Phantom loves to nap in the sun to become even more beautiful.
3. Thunder Dunder loves to soak up the rain to be sure his coat is always fresh and clean.
4. Ciara is so beautiful because she reminds us everyday how we are all supposed to enjoy life to its fullest.
5. We all love to visit and read our furiends' blogs even if we never seem to have enough time.
6. We love to play games with Mom when she tries to take our picture with the flashy box.
7. We all enjoy sharing our awards with all of you.

We know that many of you have already received this award. We are going to offer it to the following bloggers:

1. Daisy the Dog
2. Mr. Koda, M.D.
3. Dennis the Viszla
4. Snowie Baby
5. Benny and Lilly
6. Gus, Callie, and Louie
7. Stella

The Sunshine Award is back again - we just wish we could get the sun to stay shining here instead of all this rain we keep getting. Thanks to Kathie who is from
Just a Happy Housewife. There were rules that came with this one, but we decided to skip the rules and share some sunshine with all of you. Thanks, Kathie.

We know how much we enjoy getting awards from all of you, so please do us a big favor and take one or more or all of these for YOU - we love all of you very much.

This week we were very surprised to receive a package in the mail from some great friends in Massachusetts. Miss Kylie and her sweet Mom sent us some gifts for participating in her 25 Days of Christmas. Many thanks to Kylie and her Mom.

In the box we found a Galileo nylabone, a turtle rope toy, and a cute little yellow puppy.

Thunder was very busy sniffing the turtle to see if he could detect the scent of Tony the Turtle.

But Ciara wasted no time showing TD the way to play with a turtle:) If you listen closely, you will hear some little noises - Miss PuppyPants had the hiccups.

Another thank you to everyone's pal, Frankie Furter, who sent us this beautiful Easter card.

Frankie, we hope the Easter Bunny fills your basket with at least 87 wonderful treats.

Woos, Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Pee Ess, Phantom hasn't been feeling great this week, so he decided he really didn't want to have his picture taken, but he sends his thanks to all for our wonderful awards and gifts.


Stella said...

Thanks for the award, OP'ers! To get an award and a Ciara fix at the same time, is a good deal.

Its cold here today, only 12 degrees! Brrrrrr!


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



Special Furiends+
Special Pressies=
The bestest things in the world!

PeeEssWoo: Sorry Phantom hasn't been feeling in sniff snoof shape...

Stella said...
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Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

WOW!!! Great pressies and great awards!!


Woofs and Kisses!

Thor said...

Congrats on all your awards!
What pawsome presents you got!
Hope Phantom feels better soon!

Chester said...

Hi OP Pack! I finally got over here to see the latest addition to your pack. I heard thru the grapevine but just hadn't had time to visit. I'm tryin' to get better at that but I'm sure you understand.
Anywooooo-Ciara is for sure a beautiful little lady and will be make a great sister! That is a great gift box you got and the awards are really nice, and well-deserved too!
I hope the rains let up so you can go sniff some springtime flowers!

Woofs and grapevine-like slobbers,
Chester ;0=)

Abby said...

Hi, You Guys...

Congrats on the Awards...

And, what a great box of pressies...Loved Ciara's video & her little hiccups...She is sooo adorable...

Hope Phantom feels better soon...
Sending Good Lhasa Vibes his way...

Abby xxxooo

Anya said...

Wow wow ......
So many awards
you deserve it all :-)
Many purss for Phantom
I hope he feels better soon !!

Hugs to all Kareltje =^.^=

Ms. ~K said...

Congrats on the awards!
We hope Phantom is feeling better soon!
Licks and sniffs,
Zack, Sassy and Buddy

Kira The BeaWootiful said...

Woooos! Congrats on all of those awards, yours is a very special blog!
Puppy kisses for Phantom, we hope he feels better soon!
And I am with Thunder, nothing like a good soak in the rain!
~ Woos and puppy kisses~
-Kira The BeaWootiful

YD, sometimes with Samantha and June said...

Congrats to woos on all your awards! And those toys, they are so cool!
Phantom, we hope you feel better soon.

Sam & June

Frankie Furter said...

GRRRREAT awards! Super Pressie box. Glad you got your card.

Ginger Jasper said...

What a lovely lot of awards you got.. Deserved every one.. I loved little Ciara playing. What a lovely start to the day.. Poor Phantom I hope he will feel better soon. Great package you got there.. I can see lots of fun for you all playing.. Hugs from your pal.. GJ xx

Martine said...

WOW! Seriously thankful thursday!!!

So many awards and things!! You three are awesome.

We hope Phantom feels better soon.

xo martine & the kiddlets

The Musketeers said...

Congrats on all the awards ;)
Love woo three !!! :D

Alex93andme said...

Congratulations on the awards!! I love the new toys and the card! How very nice!!! I sure hope that Phantom feels better really soon. Love, Debbie and Holly

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Wow congrats on all the awards!! And how exciting to get the toys and card too! What a fun day for you!

Sally said...

Wow - that is a lot of activity - lots of pressies and cards and awards! You are some lucky pups - there seems to be a lot of sunshine in the house despite all that rain!

Lots of licks
Sally and Paddy

Cloud the Wonder Dog said...

Wow, those look like some GREAT pressies!!!


Twinkietinydog said...

What's wrong with my furiend, Phantom? Do I need to come over and nurse him?
That's a lot of awards, and you know what that means. It means you are wonderful furiends and we love you and your blog. Thanks for spreading the word on GABE :) Loved what you wished Frankie, how appropriate.

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

Congrats on the many awards!

We're sorry to hear that Phantom hasn't been feeling great. We hope he feels much better soonest.

Gus said...

Hope Phantom is feeling better soon.

Can't get over the changes in "miss Puppy Pants" even from day to day.


TwoSpecialWires said...

We were tail wagging happy reading about your well deserved awards and watching Ciara play with her turtle, but our happiness turned to sadness when we read that Phantom's not feeling well. That always makes us feel bad.

We hope he is better ... SOON ... and we'll be sending a steady stream of well wishes his way.

Jake and Fergi xxoo

Kari in WeHo said...

awards pressie and cards? Wow you guys are loved!

Clive said...

Congratulations on all your great awards.

We hope Phantom is feeling much better soon.

take care
Clive and the NSLM

Huffle Mawson said...

What a great haul of stuff! Congratulations on all your award. I laughed at Ciara's hiccups :)

And I hope Phantom is feeling better soon.

The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

Congrats on all of those awards.

We're hoping Phantom is feeling better now.

The Rocky Creek Scotties

Sagira said...

Congrats on all your awards, they are all very much deserved.

Presents are always a good thing. Fun times with those toys!

Bijou said...

Congrats on all the awards! You sure got nice pressies from your furiends. I think Spring might be here to stay!


Benny and Lily said...

Congrats on your awards and thank you so much for passing on to us!!
Benny & Lily

Anonymous said...

WoooF! That is a lot of cool Awards and I am sooo happy your Prize Package has arrived! I am sorry it took me soooo long to get it out to you. Mommy ran out of paper moneys around the holidays! Maybe if Ciara drank some water it will get rid of her hiccups. I sure hope Phantom feels better soon...

Mack and Sally Ann said...

Please tell Phantom to feel better, and Miss Ciara that her toy is very cute. I hope that the hiccups went away soon.
Sally Ann

Asta said...

Deew Phantom ,Thundew and Ciawa,
Congwatulations on all those fantastic well desewved awawds!!!
I am cwossing my paws that Phantom feels bettew vewy vewy soon
smoochie kisses

BeadedTail said...

Congratulations on all your well deserved awards and the great presents! Cute video of Ciara enjoying the turtle toy and we heard the hiccups!

We hope that Phantom feels better very soon!

Sierra Rose said...

Hi ya all!! Wow! You are surly bringing in the awards!! Love it!
And, so nice to receive an Easter Card! Very cute and sweet.
See you again soon and really hope Phantom is feeling better.

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

kissa-bull said...

great and most deserved wardies you guys
and please to give phantom extra sugars from ush to help him feel better
we just can bear to not see his handshumness
pibble sugars and wee wags
the pittie pack

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Message in a bottle to Phantom.
Dear Phantom I hope you feel better soon.

Message to the PAK
Congratulations on all your well deserved awards and thank you for sharing

Life With Dogs said...

I hope Phantom is on the mend soon. You already have your hands full...of great gifts!

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Congratulations on your loving and beautiful are a most deserving group! Just want you to know a visit to you is a little ray of sunshine each day.

Lorenza said...

Congratulations on your Awards!
Miss Kylie sent you great presents!
Phantom! What is happening?? I hope you feel better soon!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

The Two Country Poodles said...

Congrats on the awards and you are very welcome! Miss Kylie is an expert shopper. Those looks like great toys.

We hope Phantom feels better soon.

Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo & Bobo

Maggie and Mitch said...

Congratulations on your many awards!
We hope Phantom feels better soon!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Mango said...

Golly Phantom, please don't have sickies, OK? That Miss Kylie is a great shopper.


BRUTUS said...

Ah, the awards are blooming like spring flowers! That would be if we could see our spring flowers... They got all snowed on last night & are hiding now!!
Hope Phantom is feeling better soon! Frenchie Kisses for your quick return to your spunky self!!
Brutus the Frenchie

Dory and the Mama said...

What great awards and pressies! Ciara sounds so very cutesy with her little hiccups!

Feel better soon Thunder!!!


bbes tribe said...

Congrats on all the awards. That is awesome! Cute video - we enjoyed it too.
Ernie, Sasha, Chica

Martha and Bailey said...

Congratulations on all your very cool Awards.
Sorry we are late - due to lack of secretarial support!
Thank you so much for the puppy fix video.
Sorry to hear Phantom not feeling well - get well soon.
Martha & Bailey xx

Sue said...

Feel better soon, Phantom.

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Oh Congrad's on all your awards.. Thank you so much of thinking of us.. We really enjoy following you and watching little Ciara grow up.. You are such great friends..
Ciara you are so silly with that turtle...
Hope Phantom starts feeling better real soon. We miss his handsome face.

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Jan's Funny Farm said...

How is your mom doing?

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello op pack its dennis the vizsla dog hay congratchoolayshuns and thank yoo!!! and yoo no wot i dont think i hav that award yet!!! ok bye

Melissa and Emmitt said...

oh look at all of your prezzies and awards!
how fun!
have a super weekend!
m & e

Samantha said...

Such bootiful awards fur such bootiful pups - all of you!!! And love Frankie's card too! Phantom - hope you feel better soon - will be thinking pawsitive thoughts. We've had puter issues, so haven't been visiting, for which we are sawry - so glad to see you doggehs again and just adored that cute vid of Ciara (complete with almost-inaudible hiccups!). Thanks for sharing!
Big Hugs xoxoxoxo


Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

Be sure to stop by our bloggie. We've given you an award!!

Woofs and Kisses!

Sam said...

Congrats on the awards! What a cute video!


Deborah said...

Congratulations on ALL your awards! That is pawesome!

Cheyenne -Millie said...

Congratulations on the awards! A stuffie turtle! Hmmm! Monty would take care of that one!

We hope that Phantom feels better soon!

Thor and Marco Polo and Mama Cat said...


What great awards you received! Congratulations and such a lovely video of Ciara! We hope Phantom is feeling all better now!

Thor and Marco Polo

Raising Addie said...

Congrats on all your awards!

That was a wonderful gift that Kylie sent you! They are the sweetest!

Hope you guys are doing great and are getting ready for spring!

Lots of luv & kisses
Addie, Lucie and Hailey

Snowie Baby said...

thanks so much for the award! im so furry happy! =) ciara's hiccup sound is so very cute!

tula said...

hi op pack- woo woo for all your awards. you do bring sunshine to the DWB world:) now tell Ciara she has to drink water and stand on her head to get rid of the hiccups. hee hee. oh and tell her if she doesn't stop pulling i'm going to send my extra gentle leader over there:)

feel better phantom, we miss your fuzzy face,

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Ginger Jasper said...

I left you an award at my place too..Hugs GJ xx

JD and Max said...

Hi everyone - what a happy post, toys and awards and playing and cards and friendship - wonderful! Loved the video of Ciara - but then, we have the biggest (and not very secret!) crush on her so you could have probably guessed we would, he he he!

We hope Phantom feels better soon. Schnauzer snuggles - JD and Max.

Twix said...

Congratulations on those fabulous awards! You guys definitely deserve them. I sure hope Phantom is feeling better by now. I hate knowing my buddy is feeling icky.

Ruby and Penny said...

Congrats on all those awards.
We hope that Phantom is feeling good today.
Love Ruby & Penny

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Martha and Bailey said...

Hi Guys, the clips from the video are very easy but not great quality.
Basically if you have your video clip in Windows Movie Maker and pause where you want the pic. You then go into Tools - go down and click Picture from Preview or words to that effect!!!


TD P and C
That frankie is sneakily sweet. Isn't he? Miss PuppyPants is a show stealer. Hiccup! I'm drunk with cute puppyness.

Holly and Khady said...

Your cute little hicups had me giggling!!

Way to play with that turtle Ciara!

Congrats on all your awards!

I sure hope Phantom starts feeling better soon!

Khady Lynn

Twix said...

How is Phantom feeling? All back to normal I hope!
I have given all 3 of you a yummy gift on my blog, please stop by and pick it up.

Moco said...

We somehow missed that there are three of you again. Congrats on all the awards.

Mochi and Mommy said...

Congrats on your awards!

Miss Kylie sent you some pawesome gifts! She is such a sweetie!

Hope Phantom is feeling better!


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Toby- The dog with a blog said...

What pawesome awards!
Such a cute Easter card:)

LUCKY LUKE said...

Wow! That's a haul... and a well deserved one!!!


wif love from the Luke