Friday, August 20, 2010

Friday's Finishing Touches

We have a few things that have been on the list for a while now and it is time to get things wrapped up.

First, some awards. Two more of our blogger friends have shared the Versatile Blogger awards with us.

Sprinkles, Arwen and Nyxie and their Mom were kind enough to share these two beautiful awards with us. We have received them a few times now, but we still love getting them again. We posted about ourselves just a short time ago so we think we can skip that part this time. Thanks, pals - that was so very nice of you to think of us for the sharing of the awards.

We have also been very remiss in posting about our Paw It Forward. Martha and Bailey, those two beautiful Bassett girls from across the big pond, recently sponsored a PIF opportunity. We accepted the challenge and we were very grateful to Martha and Bailey for making a generous contribution to one of our favorite rescues, The Last Resort, where wonderful things can happen for the less fortunate. For our PIF, we would like to make another contribution to the fund to help Shelby. You can read all about Shelby at The Pittie Pack's blog. JD and Max are also hosting an auction to benefit Shelby. Be sure to check that out too.

We would love to have three of our readers take on the PIF challenge, but we understand that times are tough. If you would like to play along, please tell us in your comment. It will give you a really good feeling to be able to share with others.

In her recent Dear Twinkie post, Twinkie gave us a recipe to test on Phantom. The ingredients include chicken livers, corn meal, flour, and some tasty spices, like sage, thyme, and oregano. The Momster may not have done the recipe exactly as it was written, but here is the result:

And then this:

The recipe was easy and quick. AND yummy delicious!!!

We all agree that the chicken liver recipe is really good. Mom, can we please have some NOW?

Phantom went from THIS:


Paws up for a super recommendation, Twinkie.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara


Sparkee Spud said...

Way to go! I think Phantom might have been holding out for the 'good stuff'. I don't blame him, I'd hold out for that tasty looking treat too! Hope you guys are doing better and enjoying the tiny break in the heat!

The Thundering Herd said...

Way to go Phantom - and Twinkie! Awesome team work.

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Congrats on the awards, and that sounds like a great paw it forward idea! We are in the middle of ours now, so we will let someone else play this time!

And those treats look like they were really tasty - boy it looks like Phantom was super excited by them, which is great!

We hope you all have a great weekend!!

3 doxies said...

Congrats on your can never haves too many.
Okay mum just made a wied face when her read liver but I don't know hers did dat cuz them things look deeeelish. And I will take 3 pounds to be shipped directly to ME...hehehe!
Dat is just wonderfuls to see Phantom eat and then want more...he needs to keeps his strength up. Thank goodness fur Twink's recipe, her alays knows what to do...or say...hehehe!

And last but not least, I will be by to picks ya'll up tomorrow mornin' in da spaceship fur da wedding. Make sures you wear helmets cuz I'm driving.

PEES: I am doing a PIF withs Tank, otherwise I would have.

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Hi all,
Bambi could not have that tasty meal. She is allergic to wheat and or corn. Nobody told us that. That came from felling her Lypoma's for days and days. I could tell by them when she ate something that had wheat in it . the Lypoma's would get larger. They would get larger when she ate something that had corn in it. When I put her on the no wheat or corn diet they started to go down. Everyday that she did not eat wheat or corn they got smaller and smaller. Most of them are gone with 2 and a half months of no wheat or corn in her diet!!! the vet just says "I never have seen that before".
XXOO, Bambi & Fern

Hound Girl said...

Congrats on your awards!!! Glad to see Mr Phantom got excitied again - we are keeping our paws crossed for his cone to come off!

The recipe looks yummy - I will add that to my list!

Sychoberians said...

Wooray for Phantom, trats will help to forget the cone and make for a better day.

Remy and Flash

Martha and Bailey said...

We are laughing at Phantom! There must be a magic ingredient in that recipe!!
Congrats on the Award and good work with the Paw it Forward.
We will visit Shelby when we can.
Have a great weekend.
Martha and Bailey xxx

BeadedTail said...

Congrats on your awards and the PIF to help shelters looks pawesome! Our mommy is a little confused about the PIF 'challenge' part though but if she figures it out, we could pawticipate!

We loved seeing Phantom so excited and alert for those yummy looking treats! It's so good that he is eating something to help him get stronger!

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

So glad to hear/see that Phantom is so eager to taste those treats! Look at his eyes!

Sam & June

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

SOOOOOOOO many smiles here in Pawsylvania fur this post!



Khyra and Khousin Merdie Who Was Tired During Those Pikhs

jen said...

Congratulations on your award.
Phantom's expression in the picture is funny, those must be some really good treats:)

Mrs. JP said...

Okay, if those make that difference in Phantom we suggest a second batch or maybe even a third! Have a great weekend and we hope he's healing up well.

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

congrad's on your awards..
Now those look like so really yummy treats. You certainly have Phantom's seal of approval...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Maggie Mae said...

Yay fur your awards! I luvs the pictures of all of youz today! Dose treats looks yummy too!

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Gus said...

that looks like some yummy stuff. Congrats to Phantom on getting it included in your diets.


sprinkles said...

Congrats on your awards! I didn't realize you already had that particular one. Oh well, it's always nice to get an award. I've gotten a couple more than once too. I figure you can never have too many!

That's wonderful you were able to find something to whet Phantom's appetite!

Sam said...

Super glad that you found something from one of your friends that piqued Phantom's appetite. Blogging at it's best!

mayziegal said...

Congratulations on your awardies! It's always happy when a furend passes along something nice like that, isn't it? Even if you've gotten it before.

Gosh, those treats looked DEE-lish! It perked Phantom right up! Only a little while longer in the cone, Phantom. Hang in there!

Wiggles & Wags,

♥I am Holly♥ said...

Congratulations on the awards!!! Yah Phantom!!!! Up and eating treats!!!! That is really great news!! Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

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

Those are great shots of Phantom! We're so glad he liked ir!

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

Congrats on the awards! The treats look delish and if they come with Phantom's recommendation then we'll definately gove them a try, with some modification.

It's good to see Phantom looking so chipper!

We're in Lawrence, KS. Stopped early due to the weather. A bolt of lightning missed us by what looked like a few feet! whatever it hit, will never be the same. I hope we can get out of Kansas with out dealing with another thunder storm like that!

And humid??? ACK!

KB said...

Big smiles from here to see Phantom looking HAPPY! That Twinkie is very very smart!!!

houndstooth said...

It's good to see Phantom looking like he's feeling a little better! Those treats must be magic!


Sagira said...

Twinkie knows ALL! :)

Those do look yummy and glad that Phantom really likes them so much.

Barbara said...

Trixie and Minnie are begging for the recipe. Share please!!

When does Phantom get to take his collar off?

Wyatt said...

Heck Yah...bring on the homemade liver treats...that would cheer you up! Glad to see you smilin', Phantom!


Huffle Mawson said...

It's so good to see Phantom enthusiastic about food!

Deborah said...

Smokes thought your snacks look great and he would love for me to make that!! Congratulations on your awards!!
I would be happy to paw it forward but can you email me please to let me know what you want me to do?

Lorenza said...

Congratulations on your Award!
I am very happy to see Phantom there asking for the treats! Sure they are delicious!
Kisses and hugs

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Congratulations on your awards my sweet friends. You are always so gracious.
We are so happy that Phantom liked the recipe, it must have been lip smakin good,. Look at those bright eyes. Is this it Phantom,, is this what you want?
We love you sweetest friends

Mr Koda MD said...

That sounds excitingly delicious!

Maggie and Mitch said...

How nice to see Phantom up on his feet giving high-five! Those liver treats must really be something special!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Mango said...

Phantom, buddy, just holding out for the good stuff? Great to see you all lively cracker dog for foodables.


Joe Stains said...

Congrats on your awards. I can see why Phantom perked right up, those look delicious!

the booker man said...

gratsers on your awardies!!
phantom, i'm sorry you have to wear that blasted cone for another week, but i'm glad your mama found a totally yummy snack that you really like! those chicken liver treatsies look soooo good!
and how super kind of ya'll to make another donation to miss shelby for PIF!
the booker man

Holly and Khady said...

Wooohooo!!! I'm so glad he is finally eating something! It must be totally pawsome by the look on his face!!!

Lots of snooter smooches to Phantom!


Anne-Kathrine said...

Love the pics!!!

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

OMG! Twinkie is my god-doghter and I gave her that recipe! It was given to me by my brother-in-law... a long time dog trainer / handler and expert.

I'm SO happy.

We crumble them into 1" pieces and store in the freezer. I pop them into the microwave as needed and crumble them over food to encourage finicky eaters.

This post brings me great joy!

Kari in WeHo said...

Congrats on the awards!

Don't forget, we moved to