Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Woos on Wednesday

The Trials and Tribulations of Phantom

First it was this thing.

Then last week they tried something new to stop me from scratching my face.

Think it worked? Not really, I am a sibe, and I can figure things out very quickly. There was no way that sock was staying on my foot no matter how much tape she tried to use.

But as you can see, my face is healing. After I roughed it up a few more times (well, OK, a lot more times), I finally decided the pain wasn't worth it, so I stopped.

Here's my better side.

And the somewhat better side.

Not so bad this way.

One of the Pack

Two of the Pack.

And you guessed it, Three of the Pack.

And so you might be wondering, why so somber?

I have a new ouchie:( And that meant another trip to the vet. Somehow I managed to cut myself without anyone seeing it. By the time Mom found it over the weekend, she was convinced it was a nasty hot spot. It was really ugly so I will spare you the gory pics; this one is the good one with things really starting to heal. The vet said it is not a hot spot, but it looks like I snagged myself on something sharp and it got infected. Now they have shaved me in a new spot, AND I had to get two injections, AND now I have to deal with the Momster ramming pills down my throat for two weeks. I know, it would be a lot easier to cooperate, but that's just not me. At least they aren't making me be a conehead again (so far).

So I don't have any smiles for you today and Mom isn't very smiley either. But I do have a few other smilers around here to perk this post up a bit. Enjoy.

Some of you know why TD has a big smile on his face.

What? What did I do? Just doing what comes naturally.

Is that my dinner you have there?

Just keeping an eye (and a couple of paws) on my gardening.

Ha - how is this one for some happy faces - the twins do try hard to cheer up the Momster.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara


Zona said...

The twins are super cute as are all of those furry smiling faces. Despite your medicine regimen and ouchie, I think you're still very handsome and that's something to smile about, right??

Hugs to your mom!


Sparkee Spud said...

Phantom buddy, you've gotta stop hurting yourself. Vet visits are no fun and neither is being a conehead or getting pills... I sure hooe you heal up soon!

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Aw Phantom, just when your face is getting a lot better you got another ouchie - that stinks! WE hope you will be all better soon with both your face and your new ouchie! We are sending you lots of purrs to heal up quick! And well, at least you don't have the cone anymore - that is good at least!

The Heartbeats said...

Our Daddy is a therapist and he would call Phantom a "cutter". Our Daddy can therapize you if you want. He must not be too good tho cuz we are still crazy!!

The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

Beautiful smiling faces!! But we hope you stop the self-destruction soon!! We know how hard it is to stop scratching.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

Sychoberians said...

Darnit Phantom, Stop getting hurt and sick. We know about Sibes being Sibes and all but this is getting to be too much. Just hurry up and get well and join the smiley brigade.

Remy and Flash

Barbara said...

Oh man, it just isn't your month, is it? Try not to run into sharp things! That gave me the chills!

Good on you for not scratching your other owie - it's worth it to have the cone off, huh?

Get better soon!

Ruby and Penny said...

You guys have a gorgeous pack. Full of ear to ear smiles.
Hope you heal fast Phantom and get your smile back.
Love Ruby & Penny

Sue said...

Oh, you Sibes are driving us humans crazy. Couldn't you cooperate just a little when it's for your own good? We had a run to the vet this morning for Mr Tsar's infected nose. It's not going to stop him from poking it where it doesn't belong.

Phantom, you need to eat more. Come snack on potato skins with my girls.

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Oh! Phantom. Sending you my Golden Healing Thoughts for that ouchie to go away soon. sending you also lots of Golden Smile. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Ginger Jasper said...

Oh sorry you have another ouchie, that looks sore. I am glad the cone has come off now. Look at those glorious smiles.. Gorgeous twins.. Hugs GJ xx

3 doxies said...

I KNOWS...I KNOWS why TD be smiling!!!!!!! Dude, I smiling withs ya too...hehehehehe! Oh dat good stuffs fur TD and Ciara!
Now dang it, I wanna know hows Phnatom managed to get sumptin sharp aaaaaall da way through dat hair?

Oooooh, ya'll has some beautiful little two=leggers...they is just full of beautifuls and haves da brightest smiles.


Sagira said...

Aww..poor Phantom. Sorry to hear about all your ouchies. I hope that they feel better soon and no more shaved spots for awhile, okay? :)

doyle and mollie said...

talk about being in the wars big boy you gotta stop giving your momma frights - loves and licks

Aniemother said...

Heal up fast (and stop making new ouchies, will you?)!

Smiles and snores,

K-9 Katastrophe said...

I am sorry you don't feel well Phantom... here are some Boxer wiggles to cheer you up....*wiggle*


Remington said...

You certainly have had your share of troubles, my friend. I hope everything will heal quickly and you will continue to do well!

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Poor Phantom we can see why you aren't smiling. Looks like the rest of the Pack and the bipeds are happy.... Such cuties...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Alien said...

Ah, Smiles ARE contagious.

24 Paws of Love said...

Phantom you are just one big boo-boo. lol Hope you feel better real soon. You've got to quit worrying your Mommy so much. Hope Mommy feels better real soon too.

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...


Please knokhk it off!!!

Leave it to the others to khreate the phun!

PeeEssWoo: So TD, do woo have some extra hop in your step today?
PeePeeEssWoo: Great human pup pikh!

Clive said...

We love the happy smiling faces of the twins! Wonderful to see such happiness!

Phantom, no wonder you feel a little down but with such a house full of happy faces you have to be smiling just a little!

Look after yourself
Clive and Murray

Mrs. JP said...

Phantom, you poor guy. We're so sorry for your new ouchie and hope that you can leave your face alone so we can see your smiles soon. Mom, keep up the good fight!

Kari in WeHo said...

Poor guy! I sure hope the vet torture stops soon!


Maggie and Mitch said...

Oh no - not another booboo, Phantom! Go easy on yourself, buddy! We hope the sockie works so you don't have to go back to MisterEvilCone!
The twins are too cute!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

tula said...

oh no. are woo kidding me?!!! starting to think woo like the vet and the cone.. oh phantom. and then woo have those to smilies with ya. geesh. life is hard being woo.

luv ya,

Gus said...

Oh Phantom. Muzzer says you seem to be even more injury prone than I am. We always have a good relation with our vets...people who leave lots of green monies with them are welcomed, and told to come back often.

We hope you heal up quickly. And we do thank you for the smiley faces..we came to visit you right after we read that Petey's cat-bro Mica had crossed the bridge, and muzzer needed a few flickers of a smile.

kisses on the owies from Teka and best of luck with the pill stuff from Gussie.

pee ess...I am a pill pro...but I do like a bit of peanut or cashew butter. Oldest trick in the book, and muzzer falls for it every time!


Martha and Bailey said...

Gosh Phantom, those twins are nearly as cute as you - still they don't have four paws.
We are really sorry to see you have another ouchie,
Please please get well soon.
Martha and Bailey xxx

Those Elgin Pugs said...

Oh, Phantom is really given you a run for it, but good thing his is super cute and very resilient!!

We are glad to hear he is doing well!!

Cute pho-toes of the other pack and twins are adorable!!!

IzZY, Josie and Anakin Man

jen said...

Poor Phantom you just can't seem to catch a break! We hope your new ouchie heals fast! Take it easy on your mom:)

Lorenza said...

I started reading your post and I thought... Finally... no conehead.... wound healing nicely... and then.... ouchie! What happened my friend??
I hope you are doing well.
I am sure your mom needs all those beautiful smiles to cheer her up!
Please... take care
Kisses and hugs

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Phantom, you have as many shaved spots as Quinn does! Glad that the new infection isn't hot...and that your face is finally on the mend. Don't change a thing about your stubborn unique is what we love about you!

Ciara, Quinn wants to share his first ever just for him award with you. He says you will understand how important firsts are. When you get the chance, please visit our blog.

Thunder, thanks for your happy balanced nature. You make momma smile.

Huffle Mawson said...

Oh poor Phantom, you really are in the wars aren't you? I hope you feel better soon.

houndstooth said...

I'm smiling after seeing those smiles at the end! Phantom, I think you like to just keep your Mom on her toes, but I think you need to find a better way to do it! One that's less painful and lets your mom keep more treat money around for you.


BeadedTail said...

We were so happy to see you without the cone and out with the pack and then oh noes! Another ouchie? Phantom, we just want you to get all healed up - and stay that way!

Thunder, Ciara and little beans - you all have very cute smiles!

AFSS said...

The twins are very cute. We loves their smiles.

Phantom we are so happy you don't have to wear a cone anymore and your face is healing nicely.

Guess what the GROOMER refuses to cut my nails ever again!!!!!!! I liked the bath though, so she can do that again. ~Fenris

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Mom saw your comment and is sorry momster is in a funk but totally understands. For her Fall is kind of a bittersweet happy/sad time.

Anyway we DID see yesterday's comment but mom is MAKING me share the good news about Quinn's award with all the friends he wants to share with...something about it being good for me to be gracious and humble and let my brother shine...go figure!

Mr. Pip said...

Oh Phantom, I am so sorry you are going through all this discomfort! Just take those pills so you get well soon! And keep looking at those smiling faces, they will cheer you up!

Your pal, Pip

Sam said...

Phantom, you and Layla should meet. It seems that the medical drama just keeps piling on.

I'm so sorry you have a new ouchie and hope that it heals really fast. You need a break.

Holly and Khady said...

Oh Phantom! You are just having a terrible time with all your owies! That looks terrible! Thank goodness your mom finally found it. I hope she figures out what did it so it doesn't happen to anyone else! Please heal fast! I hope you are getting extra treats!

Great pics of TD and Ciara! And, the twins are adorable!!!

Take care you all!!!

Holly and Khady

Teddy said...

Those are sure a lot of ouchies. You need to be careful not to get that sore infected; it looks painful!

I love the pics of your blue eyes. You are very photogenic.


Stella said...

Smiling or not, Phantom, your picture is beawootiful to me! Get well fast and you will be in good shape for a good while!


peeess: I want a little boy playmate so could I trade you Ali Z for the little twin boy. I would take good care of him and we would have lots of fun.

Frankie Furter said...

Phantom, you certainly have had a rough go of it lately.
I am getting about ready for bed, so when I go I am going to cross my paws for you to get totally well and owie free !!!
You surely do have darling twins. I'll bet they are making your momster smile all over the place.

The Thundering Herd said...

Laughing - we were all set with a comment and scrolled down to enter it. What is our word of the day? bowma.

Phantom - Just bow, ma, and I MIGHT consider taking the pills.

Lola said...

Oh dear. This really needs to stop, wouldn't you say? How about you stop hurting yourself and turn that frown upside down? Oh, I know you're not really frowning, but I don't know if "somber look" rhymes with anything.

lotsa healing licks, Lola

♥I am Holly♥ said...

Oh dear! Phantom please get better! You are having such a time of it and I know your mom is too. Please get better!!! The three of you are so beautiful and the twins are so very cute!! We are sending you lots of love and healing vibes Phantom! Our friend in Florida that reads your blog just loves you and is sending you vibes also. She tried to write but it wouldn't go through for some reason. She's not a blogger but has a website. We loves the pictures and just stop it please get better!!!! Lots and lots of love, Debbie and Holly

ForPetsSake said...

Poor Phantom!! If its not one thing, it's another...please don't scratch at this one, Love. Great pics, you've been missed ;)

Benny and Lily said...

Oh you poor baby. Please try to think of a better way to get attention. We will keep our feets crossed for you
Benny & Lily

Ruby's Raiser said...

Those are all very beautiful smiling faces! Phantom, you're a rockin' bad boy getting yourself in all kinds of scrapes! And yes, your scars are going to be way cool for the ladiez! But now your mom needs a little break, so please please just let yourself heal and take your meds with a healthy side of cheese like the very good boy you truly are. :)

Dennis the Vizsla said...

Phantom! Seriously! Be careful!

MAXMOM said...

Hey there Phantom and Family,
I'm really sorry about your ouchies! It never pours! I bet you are going to go through a wonderful next phase, where there are no health hiccups and you can simply enjoy every day with your family.
That picture under the tree is exquisite and you have really beautiful eyes you know!
I love the twins too....thankfully it was an answer to "Where are the little ones who play with those pretty fridge magnets?" :)
Get better soon!
(ps I have to smile...the word verification is 'mulatu', which in 'Sotho' means 'problems')

Inigo Flufflebum and d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

Ohhhh poor puppy!! I know it's not fun, but you know your mummy is doing it cause she loves you.

Tanuki Maxx said...

Hi there Phantom and the rest of the pack!!

Sorry about your ordeal Phantom but im very sure all will be over soon and good happy healthy days will come your way! Great to see the smileys from Thunder and Ciara, bet they make you feel better too!


Toma said...

U are a very lucky mom :)
with extremely cute children and dogs :)

Feel good dear Phantom!

Hound Girl said...

Phantom your mommy has alot of patience, you are one lucky pup!

Hang in there guys!

Fred and Haylie

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

Oh Phantom! At least you are not a cone-head anymore. Hope your 2nd booboo will heal fast.

Sam & June

Mochi and Mommy said...

Phantom, I hope you feel better soon! I know how you feel. I've had to go to the vet every week for three weeks now and I have to go back again next week.

Thanks for those cute smiles, now I'm smiling too! :)


Aksharaa said...

Hey Phantom, Sorry we didn't come visiting for so long. But we do keep thinking of you and wonder if your boo boo is healing well. Good to see it is better. But we are sorry about that nasty new one.
Buddy here manages to get one much more frequently than Ginger. Thankfully they haven't been very bad till date.
Yours will heal too, we are sure.
Love those smiles.
the twins are so beautiful..

buddy n Ginger

sprinkles said...

You're very handsome, Phantom. I love those blue eyes of yours. I'm so glad you don't have to wear the cone anymore. Hopefully that nasty cut will heal quickly!

The twins are adorable!

Ms. ~K said...

Phantom, we're so happy to see you behave yourself, the pack needs you!

Twinkietinydog said...

The twins would cheer up anybody and everybody! Adorable :)

♥♥♥♥Team Husky♥♥♥♥ said...

Oh Phamtom, we are so fury sorry to hear about yur new boo boo! We couldn't tell from the photos where on yur fury body it is? I hope one of the other puppers didn't do that, it could be a tooth hole that has been torn?

We're fury happy to see woo finally gave up the scratching and can have the demon cone off now, woo must feel so much better with it off!!!

Look after yurself and cheer up Momster, remember we all love woo!

Team Husky

Pee Ess ~ Those twins are rather cute, of course so are woo, Thunder Dunder & sweetie Ciara:)

TwoSpecialWires said...

Those smiling children made reading this post wonderful. We're sorry about the infected snag ... but happy for you that that kind of joy is in your home to cheer everyone up.

Smiling back
Jake and Fergi xxoo

Tweedles -- that's me said...

oH Phantom
Not more owies!!!!!
Well lets keep our paws crossed- no more!
All you photos were adorables.
It is so nice to see the 3 SIB'S all together again with no "helmets" on.

Scout 'n Freyja said...

We is so furry sorrys 'bout your boo-boo. Handsome dudes don't need to have bad boo-boos. Our momma would like to know how come your yard isn't full of holes that you digged. Scout digs lotsa' holes and he ain't no Sibe. So, we would like a bloggy post about Sibe holes to China or are you one of those Sibes who doesn't dig - yeah, right...

FiveSibesMom said...

Oh Phantom, so sorry you got hurt again. Feel better and heal quick! You are handsome with or without the cone, but no more injuries!

The twins are beautiful!

KB said...

So many ups and downs for you. I was so happy to see Phantom with the pack early in the post. He looked happy! But then that terribly owie. At least he doesn't have to be a conehead. My fingers are crossed that he heals quickly.

What a cute pair of twins!

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

So cute! sorry Phantom has another owie!