Friday, May 7, 2010

Phantom's new Furiend on Friday

Some of you may remember this photo from our post here when Dakota was still with us.

What WERE we all staring at?

Mom has been walking us in shifts since she hurt her back in March. We are finally able to go for short walks, but now she takes Phantom first, and then she comes back for Ciara and Thunder. While she was out with Phantom the other day, Phantom heard some familiar but funny sounds. He convinced Mom to cross the big busy street so he could get a better look.

"Mom, I think we need to go a little closer. There is one of those creatures right there, but I think I can see another one just a bit further down the road who might be closer to the fence."

"No, that's the same one. Keep going, please."

"Yeah, look at that one! Can we get a little closer?"

"Hey there, what are you eating? Wait until the
Herd sees you. Do you think you might like to do some zoomies with me?"

This is the closest the mini-donkeys have ever let us come to them. They usually run to the back of their lot when they see us coming. Mom wouldn't let Phantom get any closer because she wasn't quite sure what would happen if Phantom and the donkey came nose-to-nose. Thunder and Ciara are hoping to get the Momster to take them to meet the mini-donkeys too. Hope you enjoyed meeting Phantom's new furiend.

Woos, the OP Pack


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

I just KNOW the mini-donkeys would LOVE to be your pals!

The zoomies would be so much fun!


Wild Dingo said...

Phantom's like "dude, PLEASE come over my house, and DO something with this new pest they call Ciara...she's totally interrupting my beauty sleep all the time..."

Nice friend! Nice boy Phantom! very polite!

Martha and Bailey said...

What cool new friends you have Phantom and well done for being quiet and getting close.
We have a new little foal at the riding stables we walk past - mum tries to get his pic but has not been able to get close enough yet because of us.
She does not want the foal or his mum to get frightened.
You must be a nice calm dog - you would never have got that close with Ciara!
Martha and Bailey xxx

Ginger Jasper said...

Oh how lovely that the little donkeys let you get close. Perhaps they are realising you mean them no harm. Thats so sweet.. Hugs GJ xx

Mr Koda MD said...

Adventures + Furiends = Fantastical Times!!

I wonder if that sister of yours would be so discreet...

Koda MD

Maggie and Mitch said...

We think the mini-donkey is just adorable! We bet he's very friendly, Phantom! Maybe you can bring him a carrot next time!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

Donks, mini and larger, sometimes have a thing for dogs... and it's not a good thing!

YD, sometimes with ♥Samantha and ♥June said...

Cool furfriend Phantom! We hope the mini-donkey will join you one day to do zoomies.

Sam & June

Mango said...

That is a cute little guy. I bet he would be fun to play with.

Ciara is developing a most joyful singing voice! I think she has a big career ahead of her.


Ruby and Penny said...

Zoomies with a Donkey, that sounds like lots of fun. Be careful he doesn't kick you.
Love Ruby & Penny

Kira The BeaWootiful said...

Wooooos Phantom! woo got to meet a new and exciting new friend, and how nice that woo get to go on a walkie all by yourself, and Mom of course. I hope woo had fun!
~husky kisses~
-Kira The BeaWootiful

Mack said...

What a super cool new friend. I wonder what breed of dog he is??

Gus said...

Hmmm...we think that is a wonderful new friend. But we hope you guys don't get any ideas about bringing one home!


Snowie Baby said...

the donkey is so cute!! i hope to meet yr new pal too!! =))

♥I am Holly♥ said...

What a cool friend to have!! Take him a few carrots next time and he will love you forever!! Just don't stick your paw through the fence because he might bite it!! They are fun to watch! Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

3 doxies said...

I am just trying to visualize that donkey doing zoomies....nope, just can't even go theres...hehehe!
Maybe you cans sneak out oneday and get reals close.

Jake of Florida said...

The mini-donkey is so cute. I guess you had the right smells to lure him over.

As for walking dogs separately -- just ask our mom. We get so rambunctious when we see another dog if we're together, that she walks each of us separately. That's six walkies a day. Dogdad is much stronger so he takes us together and even he sometimes gets tied up in crossed leashes!

Wirey love,

Jake and Just Harry

Samantha said...

Love seeing how our pups love to sniff out any new or different animal! Such wonderful curiosity! Did the donkeys allow TD and Ciara so close - or would those two have gone bonkers?!!!
Big Hugs xoxoxo

Sue said...

We went the other day to see a herd of mini-donkeys a few miles from here. I love to see them all in the field together. I'd love to have one, but don't know how they'd mix with my pack of crazy dogs.

Alasandra said...

Oh, the mini donkey is so cute. Touching noses through the fence should be fine. Donkeys and Horses are usually OK with dogs as long as the dogs don't jump up on them. ~AFSS

Dory and the Mama said...

What a great new friend Phantom!! We think maybe if you took baby steps you could meet him even closer!!


Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

Last weekend at training, I came face to face with a horse. It came right up to the fence and we sniffed each other. I was very excited but didn't bark!


Anonymous said...

Wow...look at that cute l'il donkey! Gosh, you're almost as big as he is, Phantom. I hopes you get to know him better in the future cuz I think he must like you to let you gets that close.

Wiggles & Wags,

kissa-bull said...

oh goodness that wittle mini donkey was just precious. hope you can give him some sugars in the future and zoomies wiff a mini donkey would be full of the excitement

pibble wiggles
the pittie pack

Mochi and Mommy said...

Wow! What a cool furiend! :) I bet zoomies would be soooo much fun!


YD, sometimes with ♥Samantha and ♥June said...

p/s: Both Samantha & June can use their paws to hold bones. :)

Sychoberians said...

Nice friend Phantom, that does look like a good place for zoomies with him.

The donkey probably could tell Phantom was a nice calm gentleman.

It might be a different story with Ciara.

Remy and Flash

Sagira said...

Neat! What is your friend's name? Very cute! :)

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Oh Phantom what a nice friend you found there.. Bet we could put some herding on him... he he

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

BeadedTail said...

What a fun new furiend Phantom! And he's not going through puppyhood - Woo!

Sunny,Scooter(sometimes Jamie) said...

What a cool friend. Scooter is the one that was always trying to get out with the horses when we had them! He loved to ride.....Just loved to be around them.
I bet they will become fast friends.

BRUTUS said...

How cool that you have mini-donk friends too! Have you seen our friend Courtney's in some of our posts? They sure can be noisy!

Brutus the Frenchie

Huffle Mawson said...

They're like medium dogs, as opposed to the Herd's really big dogs! How adorable.

Benny and Lily said... said we can't have a mini dunkee for a pet
Benny & Lily

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Nice encounter...progress is being made toward friendship...and this is ONE time when being friends with a jack *** would actually be rewarding! :)

Wyatt said...

Mini Donkeys! Wow! That would be the best pals ever! We have to bark at cows and sheep....BORING!

Stella said...

I bet that can remind you of a movie, yes, Pinocchio! With a big noisy Yeeee/Haw!!! They can be very mean biters though, Phantom, right in your hip! Woooo, careful!



Santa and Minnie said...

Mini donkeys? Are they the size of you? We have never seen donkeys here. Maybe they do have in the zoo but we can't go to the zoo.

Noah the Airedale said...

Crikey, you've got a mini donkey for a pal, that is totally awesome matie.
Sorry we havent been by for a while. It's D's fault.
Hope you're having a good weekend and we hope your mum's back is on the mend.

Noah Willow Tess Lucy x

Tanuki Maxx said...

Must be nice to be able to see different types of animal friends around.
Here me get to see squirrels occasionally, cats on the streets, pigeons, cockroaches, lizards...


Toby- The dog with a blog said...

What a cute little friend, mini donkeys are adorable!

Rambo said...

That mini donkey is very cute, but I'd watch out if I were you. I heard through the kibble-vine that they like to kick....and they kick hard! So be careful, k?

Lorenza said...

Hi, Phantom!
You friend is sooo cute!
It would be pawesome you coud do zoomies with him!
He did not run away this time because he wanted to play with you!
Kisses and hugs

Biloxi and Siber-sibs said...

HaRooooo! We nefur heard of mini-donkeys. Didn't he scare woo???? I don't know what to make of it.

Husky kisses,

Sally said...

Mmmhm yummie I like walking Salamis.
Very fresh. Mmmhm.
Just kidding
Happy weekend
Nice woooh

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello op pack its dennis the vizsla dog hay wow that is the smallest horse i hav ever seen!!! ar yoo shoor it isnt a dog in a soot??? ok bye

Cheyenne -Millie said...

A mini donkey is a mighty interesting creature! It would be tons of fun to plays with if you could! At least My Monty thinks so!

Anonymous said...


Twix said...

Phantom, I am so impressed! It doesn't look like you even barked once at those donkeys. If that woulda been me, I would have barked my fool head off and then barked some more. I'm glad you and your mom get to spend some time alone together for walks.
Happy Mother's Day to your Mom!

The Schnauzer Brothers said...

Hi Phantom - aw, that donkey is real cute, FH has never seen such a small donkey before! We are impressed at how well behaved you were, we wonder if Ciara and Thunder will be as good as you were?!

We loved the pressies that Thunder got in the post - isn't snail mail brilliant?

Schnauzer snugles - JD and Max.

Abby said...

Hi, You Guys...

Just stopping by to say Happy Mother's Day to your Wonderful Mom...

Abby xxxooo

Dughallmor Beagles said...

Wow Phantom........thanks for introducing us to your new friend, he looks so cool! Mum says we'd probably get over-excited if we saw one of those critters and we might be uhh, naughty or sumthin...what? Huh!
Good to be back guys n gals.....can't wait to meet your newest pack member in your next post!
Slobbers xx

Raising Addie said...


You have mini-donkeys in your neighborhood??!! That is pretty cool!

Happy Dog Mom's Day!

Lots of Luv & Kisses
Addie, Lucie and Hailey

Aksharaa said...

Hey!that was one interesting encounter. Did u ask him his name? we think he'd have loved to be your friend. And we are sure Phantom would be ok with him too.
Mummy ays thanks and hopes your Mom had a gRRRT Mother's day too.
wags, Gin n Bud

Ms. ~K said...

I love these photos...Our neighbor has several miniture horses and she wants to give me one...Hubby says it can't sleep in the house, so I guess I'll have to pass, for awhile...

Thor said...

Your new friend looks cool! I hope he can do zoomies with you some day!
Happy Mother's Day to your Mom!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Oh my goodness
We had a donkey exactly like the little gray one. Her name was Kady Bell and another one called Hershey.
I know they are fun to look at and sniff- just be careful they do not nibble on your necks. A big owie could happen.
What brave hearts they were to come to the fence to say hi,

the 4 Bs said...

that's fun looking friend. do you think he will play with you? we met some horses once. they weren't very playful, but we sure had fun barking at them. they were BIG.


Life With Dogs said...

How much fun is that? Any chance you can feed them a bit and get them used to you?

tula said...

Oh boy, bit behind on visiting.. hey phantom woo's your new pal? woo did good! not scaring him away. woo'll be bff's in no time!

hope the little squirt was on her bestest behavior & extra sweet to your mommi today:)

Happy Mommi's day!



Mini donkeys!! What fun. Mommy loves mini horses and donkeys. There is a farm in the country that has lots of them and when Samantha was little Mommy would take her to play with them. She sid it was so cute to see her and the mini's play together. I don't ever get to do exciting stuff like that.


Holly and Khady said...

What a cutie! I bet they would be lots of fun to chase and play with!

Khady Lynn

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P TD and C
Phantom is so lucky. That donkey looks the size of Mango and I wouldn't know what to do either. I hope you guys enjoy the film festival!

Teddy said...

Wow, that mini donkey was brave to get close to you guys. Of course, if I was there, I'd scare him off for sure (hee hee).

We hope your mom's back feels better. Sore backs are no fun!

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

aww....what a very cute mini donkey your new friend is, Phantom. We hope Thunder and Ciara get to meet them too.

We hope your mum had a lovely mums day!

Have a great week! :)

The Thundering Herd said...

Woo - we have been so very behind on blogs, but we love your friend Phantom!