Thursday, April 1, 2010

Another day of thanks here at the OP Pack.

The Feisty Three shared this Extreme Fiestyness award with us.
Isn't it cool? Thank you, we love you guys.

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Our sweet furiend Ruby gave us the Happy 101 cupcake award. The rules of this award are to list 10 bloggers who brighten our day and list 10 things that make us happy.

We have shared our happy things once before when we were awarded this lovely badge. And we really don't want to have to name just 10 bloggers. So we are going to say that all of our readers give us reason to be happy - so to thank you we are going to offer anyone who comments on this post this award. Enjoy, and thanks to Ruby.

And last, but never least, Ginger Jasper, that handsome kitty from across the Big Pond, had this wonderful new award to share.

Each recipient must share four things about themselves that represent the four colors of the mood ring: Pink, Blue, Orange and Green.

1. Our newest member will have the honor of representing the Pink. Miss Ciara is the only girl in our pack and she totally acts like the princess here, so we guess Pink suits here well.

2. Phantom, of course, has those gorgeous dreamy Blue eyes.

3. Orange - that's a tough one, but "orange" you glad we got this award? (Groan, sorry)

4. And for Green, we want to link it to its symbolic meaning of hope, and our hope is for all furanimals around the world to be happy and healthy and loved as we are here at the OP Pack.

Thanks to GJ for such a nice award. We would love to hear about the colors in your lives, so please take this award and post about it.

Twix gave us this tasty basket of Easter goodies.

Be sure to visit Twix's blog post to read all about how this basket can help raise money for the Children's Miracle Network.
Thanks for sharing, Twix.

Fenris, Socks, Scylla, and Artemisia tagged us with the 10th photo in the 10th album game.

Our photos are not very well organized - the Momster really needs to work on that. But we went into one of our blog folders and picked this one.

The Picky Boy who turns his nose up to lots of things, but just loves pizza.

Speaking of Phantom, he wants to thank those of you who have been asking about him. He is doing OK, that's about the best way to put it. Some days he is just wonderful and you would never think that he was 11 or that he had been so sick last summer. But then more often that we would like, he has a lot of days where he just doesn't feel well. He can go 2 or more days where he just won't eat anything and camps out in his crate. It isn't just a matter of not being hungry. Mom says she has that mother's instinct that tells her he just feels yucky. We know that his cancer is likely to return and when it does, it won't be pretty. But for now, we all just try to keep him happy. Mom will be talking to the vet on Saturday when Ciara goes in for her next round of vaccinations to see what might be done to help him out.

Phantom really does not like having his photo taken, but we managed to catch a few today just for you.

April Fool's Day - everyone - I am feeling pretty good right now:)

We also want to say we are sorry if we have missed some of your posts. The Momster is being a pain in the butt - no, wait, that's not what we mean. She HAS a pain in the butt. Well, sort of. She has a back injury and lots of pain. The doctor thinks it is arthritis, whatever that is, but she doesn't agree - came on way too fast and furious. She is getting better slowly and we hope to be able to visit everyone regularly again soon.

We hope everyone has a wonderful Passover or Happy Easter
or just a fantastic weekend.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara


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

Khongrats on the pawesome stuffs woo shared!

We hope all of The OP KS Pakhk members feel better soon!

Hoppy Easter to all of woo!

PeeEssWoo: my word is PHORTE - and woo khould have borrowed The Xterra fur your ORANGE!

Sychoberians said...

Thanks for the Phantom photos, we hope he feels OK, we know it is hard work to get your picture taken when you don't like it.

Take care Phantom,

Remy and Flash

Anonymous said...

Hugs to Phantom, poor guy :-(

Alasandra said...

Phantom, we are purring you will have lots of days where you feel good. We are sorry you are having some yucky days. And we can't imagine why you don't like having your picture taken you are such a handsome boy.

Mom, we are purring for you to. Mommy says arthritis is no fun. And she is already moaning and groaning about overdoing it in the garden today.

Ciara & Thunder be good for your Mom.

~Happy Easter and we loves you ~AFSS

Honey the Great Dane said...

Ohhhhh....I didn;t realise Phantom had been feeling sickie sometimes! How awful - poor thing! And your human too with a bum ouchie! Am sending lots of healing slobbers all the way from Australia!

That picture with the pizza is just awesome, by the way - it made my human laugh out loud!!

Hope the vet might have some good suggestions...

Honey the Great Dane

Frankie Furter said...

Congrats on all the awards. Have you been to any of the GABE blogs yet??? There are some grrrreat pressies to be had!!! Better get signed in.
Hope your mom's butt gets better quick!!!

Gus said...

thank you Phantom, we think your pictures are handsome. We hope you feel lots and lots better soon.


Dory and the Mama said...

We are sooo glad Thunder is feeling better today, it's always nice to see his smileys!


Siku Marie, White Dog said...

We are sending positive healing energy to momster which is guaranteed to chase away back pain! We KNOW she will be feeling better soon. Phantom you look so regal and handsome in your photos! Happy Spring Holiday Weekend...whatever your holiday of choice is! Don't forget Ben's Blog!

Lilo, The Great Rock Eater said...

Congrats on your awards, you deserve them all!!! We are sending lots of Pug love and kisses to sweet Phantom!! We hope he feels better!!!!



BeadedTail said...

Congrats on your award and the cool Easter basket!

Phantom, we hope you continue to feel well! We are sending you lots of hugs you handsome boy!

Stella said...

Hello, OPers,

We loved the Phantom/Pizza picture totally!! Too funny.

We hope that you recoop from your pain very soon, Momster, because that can take all the fun out of everything.

Hoping the Vet has something that will help Phantom get through this time.

Then some big hugs and smooches for Ciara!

Stella and Mom

Ruby's Raiser said...

Congratulations on all of your awards, all so well-deserved!

We hope you are feeling better soon and do not worry for one second if you are missing posts. Just take care of yourself.

We also send so much love to your precious Phantom. The love of my life, Kiva, was diagnosed with cancer at 6 years old and given a not-optimistic and maximum 2-year survival rate. She is now nearly 12 years old and I have spent the last six years loving and adoring her, and being thankful for each day I have her. They truly do teach us to live in the moment. :)

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Congratulations on all your cook awards. You sooo deserve them.
We loved all the photos you shared of the beautys.
But we are sad Phantom is still not feeling good.
And we are sad that you the mommy hurts too.
Right now- i blow kisses to you.
Tonight - I will wish on stars that Phantom and you feels better
my love i send

LUCKY LUKE said...

Congrats on all the wonderful awards!

I love ALL the pitchers. You know I fink Ciara is such a pretty girl. And the Phantom... very strikin pitchers!

I just love you all and that includes your the mom. You are all in my prayers!

wif love from the Luke

BRUTUS said...

Poor Phantom.. Why do doggies have to get sick like that *sigh*. Hope snap out of your funk, buddy!
We can't help but notice.. Looks like someone bent a few of the rods in your deck railing... Wondering if any pooches might have had anything to do with that??

Brutus the Frenchie

Lorenza said...

I hope Phantom's report was really and April Fool's Day!
And I hope too your Mom feels better soon!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

Cheyenne -Millie said...

Dear Phantom! We loves you! We gets sad when we hear that our friends don't always feel well.

We likes your pictures!

Congratulations on all the awards!
We hope that you mom feels better soon.

Life With Dogs said...

Oh no - back problems are the worst by far. I hope both you and Phantom are smiling a little bigger come Monday...

Ms. ~K said...

Thanks for the update and photos of Phantom...He is a beautiful boy!
Back problems are a pain in the butt for sure...hope you feel better soon.
Hugs and belly rubs,

Snowie Baby said...

hope yr mommy feeels better!!
and phantom too!

love all the pictures.

Maggie and Mitch said...

We're sending you AireZen, Phantom! That pizza sure does look yummy!
We hope your mom feels better soon!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Wild Dingo said...

Oh my, say it isn't so. I don't like to hear of the blues at the OP Pack. it's just not right.

P: much sugar and wet kisses from Juno.

Mumster: Loki would like to take the boys off your hands so you can get some rest on your, um, butt.

wags-n-wiggles and good health,

wild dingo

Tee said...

Hello Thunder, Phantom and Ciara,

Happy Easter to you and your family!

We're glad to see Phantom looking better. Sending him loads of healing vibes.

The Dog Woods Pack

YD, sometimes with Samantha and June said...

Congrats on your awards!
Phantom, you are such a handsome boy! Of course, you've got GReat taste - pizza!
We hope your mom will feel better soon.
Happy Easter too woo all!

Sam & June

Ginger Jasper said...

Lovely post and the Phantom fix was lovely.. Glad you liked the award and Hey.. the orange eliment is having a ginger friend like me, MOL.. So sorry your mum is not feeling her best.. Hpe you feel better son mum..HUsg GJ xx

Ludo van Doggy said...

Very handsome Phantom!
I hope your Mom's pains get sorted soon, that just no good.
Congrats on all your lovely awards. Very well deserved, I thinks.
Hoppy Easter!
~lickies, Ludo

Alex93andme said...

Love the pictures! Congratulations on the awards! I sure hope your mom gets better. I know that arthritis pain is sometimes the worse kind of pain that just doesn't want to go away. Please get better. Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Hi Woofies!! Congrats on all the awards - that is awesome!! We love that flashing feisty one!

And we are glad that everyone is doing good - and looks so good too!!

Have a great weekend!!

Tanuki Maxx said...

Hi Fur-riends!

Kongrats on your beautiful and well deserved awards. Sorry to hear about Phantom and hopes that he will be feeling much better in no time!

Sending pawsitive and healthy vibes!!
Enjoy your weekend and may all of you be in the best of health always!!!


Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi all of woo!
phantom, you look marvelous!
happy holiday weekend to you too!
we hope your back is feeling all better today!
m & e

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

Phantom, do you get whole slices of pizza? I only get crusts! You have to tell me your trick.

I'm sorry to hear that you haven't been feeling too good lately and that your mom's back hurts. My mom sometimes complains of a pain in her rear end, but I think she's talking about Wilbur.


Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

Congrats on all your awards!! Those photos are pawsome!!

Woofs and Kisses!

Snowy and Crystal said...

we are sending our warm kisses Phantom....hope Phantom feels better very soon

wet licks


ps. congrats on the awards

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Congrad's on all your awards.. Awesome pictures as always..
We will be right over for some of that pizza.. Mmmm

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Sagira said...

Oh no...hope your pain in the butt feels better...I mean your mom's butt pain...or well you know what I mean. :)

Clive said...

Congrats on all those lovely awards!

Phantom - we're thinking of you and we also hope your Mom is feeling much better soon.

take care
Clive and the NSLM

The Thundering Herd said...

Best wishes on your vet visit Saturday, Phantom (and, Ciara). And tell your mom that our hu-dad knows all about that pain in the ()(#)($#) since he had back surgery 6 years ago.

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Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Our wish for you this weekend: May you experience all of the hope and promise that Spring ressurects

The Two Country Poodles said...

Congrats on the awards. We hope you all feel better furry soon. Its no fun feeling yucky!

Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo & Bobo

Thor said...

Congrats on all your awards!
Great pictures!
Hope Phantom and mom feel much better soon!

Abby said...

Hi, You Guys...

Congrats on all the Awards...

Love the picture of Phantom & the Pizza Box...Sooo cute...

Love the deck pictures, too...

Hope Phantom & the Momster feel better really soon...

Have a Very Happy Easter...

Abby xxxooo

Sam said...

Congrats on your awards! Those are awesome photos of Phantom! He looks so noble.

We hope you feel better soon.


Kari in WeHo said...

congrats on the awesome awards!

JD and Max said...

Hi Phantom, Thunder and Ciara,

Happy Easter - we hope you have a great weekend and that your humans enjoy lots of yummy treats!

Some great photos there - you are all so photogenic, we're slightly envious you know!

Phantom, we're glad you have more good days than bad days and we're glad you're feeling good right now. You're obviously a very wise hound who knows when it's time to kick-back and keep to himself when he's feeling a bit under par - good for you! We hope we grow up to be as wise (and as handsome!)

Big schnauzer snuggles - JD and Max.

Joe Stains said...

Thanks for the pupdate on Phantom, and boy did that pizza look gooooood. Congrats on your awards guys.

Dennis the Vizsla said...

Thanks for the Phantom news! As the parents of an 11-year-old furry kid, we worry about all our doggy friends who are also getting up in years!

Twinkietinydog said...

Phantom photographs beautifully. Somebody please tell him so he starts liking the idea.
Again many wonderful awards :) Congrats!
I know many picky eaters who only eat pizza, my mom is one of them

Summit the Super Mal said...

Woo there OP Pack~
Lookin' good there Phantom. Woo look veri "king-like". Who sez woo don't take a good pic? Don't be afraid to lay down the paw on that little fur me...well...summtimes.
Your pal,

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Mochi and Mommy said...

Congrats on your awards! :)

Paws crossed for Phantom and your mom to feel better!

Happy Easter!


Scout 'n Freyja said...

Wishing you a Hoppity Easter that is eggs-tra special☺

Samantha said...

Can't believe you just came over, when we were just headed here! Happy Easter to you all there. We hope you are having a peaceful day. What a lot you shared here - love GJ's color mood ring award/meme - you did a great job. But sorry to hear about Phantom (and your Mom too...). I've heard paw that Rest = Recuperation to some extent, so maybe Phantom is being wise to rest. We hope he is comfy and are thinking about him. We loved the photos - super photogenic doggeh!
Big Huggers xoxoxoxo

Raising Addie said...

Happy Easter!

We sure hope your mom is feeling better!

LOVE the pix!

Lots of luv & kisses
Addie, Lucie and Hailey

Ruby and Penny said...

Happy Easter Sibes & family
Hope you are having a fun holiday.
Love Ruby & Penny
Pees - we hope is felling better today.


HAPPY Easter to all of you too!!
Mommy agrees with you. The azaleas are gorgeous it's just to bad their not ours. All we have in little yellow weeds that just look like flowers.

Don't eat too many Easter Eggs and jelly beans.



YEAH YEAH YEAH for Phantom!
Let's hope you keep having more good than bad days. I see Thunder is smelling your yawn.. must smell like pizza.

Happy easter

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Me and my Easter Bunny are hippity hopping over to wish you a Happy Easter

Cyber-sibes said...

There's too much stuff in your post to comment on - so all we will woo is that we love woo & hope Phantom & your mom are both feeling better! Happy Easter!

jack a-roo & moo too

tula said...

Oh Phantom you are furry handsome- go ahead & show us a toofy smile:) the op pack deserves all these special awards..hope the easter bunnie was good to ya.

hoppy easter!

Mack said...

Congrats on all those well deserved awards!

Would you please give your mom some extra sugars from the Mack? We don't like it when our pals are sick.

P(ee)S: Did Ciara enjoy her first Easter??

Rambo said...

we love your pics. you are such a handsome and pawsome doggie!
sorry to hear about your aches and pains. G-Mom has them off and on too!
Congrats OP pack on all you awardies!


Ji said...

beautiful blog,
beautiful soul!

Ji said...

Happy Belated Easter!
have fun for free stuff.

The Furry Kids said...

I pretty much forgot what I was going to say when I saw that pizza...

Ahem. Anyway, thank you for the Phantom news. We've been wondering about him. And we hope your mom's back feels better soon.

Your pal,

Cloud the Wonder Dog said...

Great pictures, we love the pizza one! :-)
Sending much love to Phantom and the rest of your pack!

Cloud and his mom

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Toby- The dog with a blog said...

Happy Easter!
Congrats on the pawesome awards!

esbboston said...

Or Cooper loves pizza too! He is half Husky, half German Sheppard

enjoy your photos so much