Saturday, November 20, 2010

Happy 12th Birthday, Phantom

A Great Big Happy Birthday to Phantom!!!

Thanks to Ann of Zoolatry.

Yummy Pumpkin Treats from the recipe page of Sugar, the Golden Retriever, with pumpkin, oats, honey, and cinnamon served on a Frosty the Snowman plate (for Frankie Furter).

OK, let's get the flashy beast out of here. I am more than ready to begin the celebration. You are all invited to come share in the treats.

See, there are plenty for me to share:

Now that I am a senior canine-izen, I don't really play with toys very much, and as you all know, I am Mr. Picky Boy. I haven't been eating very well lately, and it sure isn't because the Momster isn't trying. BUT she really picked the very best way to celebrate my birthday with this wonderful recipe from sweet Sugar. They are delicious, they smell fantastic, and they are just so very crunchy.

Here is a video of me enjoying my special treat along with Thunder and Ciara. Hope you enjoy it.

How did you like my special move?
I am the only one of the pack who can do this.

I may be getting old, but I can pose on the rocks too. This one is for our special friends in the Rockies, KB and her gorgeous labs K and R. We are all crossing our paws here for K, the chocolate beauty, as she fights a nasty infection in her paw and leg.

Woos, Phantom


3 doxies said...

My goodnesses, I didn't knows it was your birfday...hmmmmft...dat was me stomping my foot.

Them treats looks so deeeeelish. You so lucky your momster made you mum has to go and BUY ours...hehehe! And you even shared!

I likes your move by da way...hehehe!

Have a Wonderful Birfday!


Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! I on a holiday break but ... just have to wish you a Happy Happy Pawday. Enjoy your day and delish treats. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Ruby and Penny said...

Happy Happy Birthday Phantom
May bones rain from the sky today.
Love Ruby & Penny
Pees - those crunchy bone treats look so yummy. We need some.

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

OK! it's official! There is nothing cuter, in this world, than Phantom sitting pretty... (Sorry, Ciara)

Happy birthday, Phantom!

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


We wish you and your family Many Happy Returns,

Woofs, Purrs and Hugs,
Tommy, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan and #1

Gus said...

Phantom, you don't look a day over seven! You are one handsome sibe and deserve a most happy barkday

Teka Toy
(oh yeah, and gussie boy)

The Thundering Herd said...

Happy, Happy, Happy Birthday Dear Phantom! We hope you have an awesome day.

P.S. - Boy, mom sure asks you to do a lot before you get a treat. grins.

George the Lad said...

Happy Birthday Phantom, wow you are good at that two paw in the air trick, I wouldn't have been able to sat so close to them treats with out pinching some!
Have a great day.
See Yea George xxx

Raising Addie said...

Yappy Barkday Phantom!

Yappy Barkday to you,
Yappy Barkday to you,
Yappy Barkday dear Phantom...
Yappy Barkday to YOU!!!

Phantom you sure are patient with your treats! Hailey would have eaten the entire plate of them.

LOVE your waving trick!

Lots of luv & Kisses
Addie, Lucie and Hailey

Malissa said...

Happy Birthday beautiful blue eyed boy! Wishing you many years and yummy treats to come!

Shmoo said...

Happy birthday!

Meeshka and the gimpy gang

Yoda & Brutus said...

Happy Birthday Phantom!!! Those treats look delicious :)

Pugs & Kisses,

Yoda & Brutus

Sparkee Spud said...

Happy Birthday Phantom! That's a nice trick you got there too!

Those treats sure look tasty, hope you enjoy more!

Erika said...

Happy Birthday Phantom, we all hope the Momster gave you lots of love and tummy rubs. Cool trick! Koda likes to give high 5's too but Sophie isn't into tricks just treats.

PS. what is the recipe for those yummy looking treats?

Sam said...

You may be a senior, but you've got a lot of life left in ya. Enjoy your retirement - and enjoy those cookies!

tula said...

Woot woot to the birfday boy! Geesh that was more than 12 cookies! droolie droolie.. fur a minute, thought woo'd get the plate to yourself. oh well, bdays are celebrated best with siblings:)


Sam said...

Happy Birthday, dear Phantom! Those treats sure look good!


Minna Krebs said...

Happy Barkday, dear Phantom!!!!

You are still looking like a young pup of 5 or 6!!!



We love you Phantom! Those cookies must be good you came back for more and more. I pawsonally thought it was a bit silly woo had a plate full in front of you and momster was wagging that one cookie in front of you to do tricks. Guess it's only right to share too....

PS- woo will be on that rock soon just like K will back heeled up in no time.

Frankie Furter said...

Holy Gwalk A Moley... I heard your mom SAY my NAME... squeeee

Now that is One Snowman thingy that I could really sink my teefs into.
Your treats sound delicious and since they have Pumpkin in them I KNOW they Taste delicious too.
Your mom is grrrreat fur makin them fur you!!
ENJOY your very much special day.

Mr. Pip said...

Happy Birthday Phantom! Just think, you are almost as old as me - I am 13! My mom thinks (and I agree) that you have the sweetest face and eyes she has ever seen. She goes crazy every time she sees a picture of you.

Those treats look yummy and I am most impressed with your tricks.

Your pal, Pip

♥ Sallie said...


Happy B-Day Phantom! Lets Party!! Woohoo!!!! :)

K-9 Katastrophe said...

Happy Birfday, Phantom! You can do a very pretty sit!


KB said...

Happy Birthday sweet Phantom. I love your fancy move, especially since you're the only one in the pack who can do it!

You are so lucky to get that BIG pile of treats! Did you eat them all at once? It was awfully nice of you to share with your pack.

You are a bona fide boulder climber! K and R welcome you to the club. And, by the way, they don't think that you're old. They had a big brother who lived 16 years! So, they think 12 is very young!

Happy Birthday!

jen said...

Happy Birthday Phantom!!
I hope you have an extra special day and get lots of awesome prizes!
Those treats look mighty good and your moves are simply amazing:)

Santa, Minnie and Christmas said...

Happy Birthday, Phantom! Thanks for sharing your birthday treats.

♥I am Holly♥ said...

Happy Birthday dear Phantom!!! 12 years old!!! We hope your day is full of wonderful surprises!!! We love the video!! Lots of love and birthday wishes! Debbie and Holly

Sapphire said...

wow! that's alot to share :) happy birthday Phantom!

Scout 'n Freyja said...

♫Happy Bark-day to Woo♫

Mack said...

Happy Woo Day big boy Phantom! You don't look a day over 5!

Maggie Mae said...

Happy Barkday Phantom! I hopes you gets MORE treats and extra luvins' ALL day. :)

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

ARRRROOOOO!!! HAAAAAAAPY Birthday Phantom!! We hopes you have a most, PAWSOME day!!

Woofs and Kisses!
The Fiesty Three

Toma said...

Happy Birthday dear Phantom :*

Cyber-sibes said...

Wishing woo the furry best of birthdays, Phantom! Woosers, those crunchy pumpkin-oat biscuits are the bomb! We can tell cause you like em sooo furry much!

birthday snoofers & snotter kisses,
jack & moo

Maggie and Mitch said...

Happy birthday, Phantom! Your crunchy treats sound so yummy! Enjoy them on your special day!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Barbara said...

Happy Birthday!!! A whole plate of cookies!! Looks like a great party to me!

What wonderful pups that know all those great tricks!! And Phantoms special trick is fabulous!

Sarge said...

Hey Phantom!
A huge, heartfelt happy birthday to you! I love your treats, they look totally yummy and I am in awe of the great pix of you in that cool pose...very fun. I think you are waving at all of us in doggie bloggie land. Enjoy your special day!
Grr and Woof,

Sierra Rose said...

Happy Barkday friend!!! Could smell those delicious treats from here! I was drooling watching you all nibble the birthday cookies!
Have a fantastic day!

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Painter Pack said...

Oh a happy happy happy birthday to the Phantom boy!!! Looking good!

Painter Pack

Anonymous said...

Happy, HAPPY birthday, Phantom! Gosh, you sure don't looks 12. You don't look a single hour over 5! And, um, I don't really blames you for not wanting to sit when you could just lay on the floor and eats those treats off the plate. (But I'm glad you did your special "sit pretty" for us. I was most impressed!)

I hope you have the bestest day that ever was!

Wiggles & Wags,

rottrover said...

Happy Birthday, handsome Phantom! I love your "sit pretty" move. You are such a sweet boy. And Thunder and Ciara - we have to hear the "beee niiice" command all the time when we get cookies!!! Those ssounded fantastic!!

Remington said...

Happy Birthday, my friend! I hope your day is filled with lots of treats and many, many hugs! Enjoy!

jgaffneycards said...

happy hippy hoppy burfday Phantom, i can't believe you are 12, you have such a puppy face i never would have said you were 12, i hope you have a great day and that Thunder and Ciara treat you nice on your special day,

Jenny xox

Wyatt said...

Happy Birthday Dear PHANTOM!
Happy Birtyday TOOooo YOuuuuu!

Hope you got the whole plate of treats!!

Wyatt and Stanzie

houndstooth said...

Happiest of Birthdays, Phantom! You still definitely have the moves. First, that trick you did standing on your back paws and then scaling the boulder! We are SO impressed!


Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Happy Dozen Phantom Days!

Those were some furry pawesome khrunchie tastie treats!

Of khourse, the special Phantom trikhks were a great gift to us!


Wild Dingo said...

Phantom! YOu do a sit pretty JUST like Juno. and you're sooooo good at it. YOu make me melt!

Happy Birthday Handsome!
Juno wishes woo a very nommy filled birthday MONTH!

Anonymous said...

Hope you had a Pawesome Birfday my furiend yu be catching up to me now......bol

xx xx

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Happy Birthday, Phantom! Those sure do look like tasty presents you ate. Buddy says he's going to come visit to see if there are any crumbs left since Jan remembered his bday last week but totally forgot it this week.

Anonymous said...

Hippo Bird-day Phantom, mee be most glads yoo liked yor pic mee n Richie dids fur yoo

x x x x

Wild Dingo said...

btw: i'm totally going to try that recipe! thanks!

doyle and mollie said...

woof hoos tou you phantom we are soooo licking our chops over those yummy foodible bikkies - massive loves and licks and 12 huge slobbery bite faces to you xxxxxxx

MAXMOM IN SA said...

How wonderful to be able to celebrate this special day with you...
You are a star!
Sending lotsaluv and licks

Morgan in Pittsburgh said...

Happy Birthday Phantom. we are really glad you liked your cookies. they sound yummy & crunchy!.
Your pals, Morgan & Maisie

Ginger Jasper said...

A Very Happy Birthday my sweet woofie friend.. We are the same sign you and I .. Sweet and gentle too. I hope you have a great day.. Hugs GJ xx

Kari in WeHo said...

Happy Birthday! Enjoy those yummy treats


Stella said...

Happy Birthday, Phantom! We wish you many more, as well.

You remind me today of that old exercise guy on TV, Jack LaLanne. He used to do tricks on his birthday every year to show how strong he was. You are doing furry well and we are all proud of you!

Birthday hugs and kisses,

Stella, Jo and Ali Z

Doris Sturm said...

Happy Birthday, Phantom! You are so smart and talented... those biscuits your mommy baked for you looked yummy!

Woof-woof and many moooooore!
With Love,
Gizzy and his mom, Doris

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Happy Birthday Phantom.. Tell mom to just give the cookie already...
Hope you have a great day.. Love the picture of you on the rock...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Lacy said...

w00fs, Happy Barkday Phantom...those cookies looks yumm00000000...they always makes us do the flashy things b4 we git the yummies...Hope u feel well Phantom...and Caira and Thunder looks like that love the foodies too..

b safe,

Sagira said...

Happy Birthday to you Phantom. had LOTS of yummy treats for your birthday. You're so smart knowing all those tricks as well.

You are all so well behaved. Loved Ciara's collar as well.

Great video. :)

Noah the Airedale said...

Oh my, we didnt realise you were 12. You look like a pup.
Hope you had a pawesome birthday Phantom xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Noah Willow Tess Lucy

Those Elgin Pugs said...

Happy Birfday to woo Phantom!!!!

We's loved Woo's movie!! WOW!! and 'dose treats of Sugars recipe woo's Mommy made for woo's.. great gifty indeed!! We's got hungry just watching!! :0)

Birfday Hugs!!
IzZY, Josie, TriXie and Anakin Man

Ms. ~K said...

Happy Yappy Barkday Phantom!!!
You are a handsome boy and such a sweetheart!
Loved the video!
Hugs and belly rubs to all,
~K and The Pups

The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

Happy Birthday Handsome!!

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

Huffle Mawson said...

Woohoo happy birthday Phantom! Mum and I both wish we could be there to celebrate with you.

Lorenza said...

I wanted to come earlier... but you know our internet... hmmm...
I am totally drooling now! I loved your crunchy-crunchy video!
I am very happy to see you enjoyed them a lot!
And yes! Those are pretty good moves!
Kisses and hugs

Tanuki Maxx said...

Happy birthday my handsome friend!!
Wishing you more happy good healthy years to come!!


sprinkles said...


I didn't realize he was a senior doggie. Wishing Phantom lots of healthy years ahead.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Happiest Birthday to you Phantom.
Your such a beauty and know how to party and eat those yummy cookies.
Thank you for inviting us to your party.
Look at you posing on the rocks! Just like KB.. who we keep our paws crossed for

Asta said...

Can you pawsibly fowgive me fow being the last to come wish you a vewy Happy Biwfday you awe a handsome , talented and wondewful boy and I hope you have many many mowe Biwfdays in good health wif youw lovely family. those cookies looked extwa special wondewful, and those moves of youws
aw amazing..I love you and send all of you smoochie kisses

Anonymous said...

Seems like I'm about 15 minutes late with this, but happy birthday sweet Phantom!! Riley's bummed because we missed your actual birthday...or maybe it's because she doesn't have any yummy treats like those!

Elyse and Riley

Holly and Khady said...

Happy, Happy Birthday Phantom!!!

I loved your tricks! You are very talented!

And, those cookies look totally yummy!


BeadedTail said...

Happy 12th Birthday Phantom! We're sorry we're late in wishing you a happy birthday (our mommy is in Disneyland so it took us awhile to type this ourselves!). Your birthday treats look very good and we love the video of all of you!

Dennis the Vizsla said...

Happy birthday big P!

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

Happy Birthday, sweet Phantom! You were most patient with your mom making you do all those tricks before you got any of YOUR birthday treats. With age comes wisdom - if we're lucky.

Jed & Abby

Cheyenne -Millie said...

Happy Birthday to you Phantom! We hoped that you enjoy those treats! We thinks that they look furry yummy!

Melissa and Emmitt said...

happy happy birthday phantom!
what a wonderful celebration!
we love u!
m & e

Honey the Great Dane said...

Oh - Happy Birthday, Phantom! I LOVED your movie!!!!!! And what a fantastic "cookie cake" - I was drooling just looking at that picture!

Sorry I haven't been visiting much lately - I've still got some of your older posts to catch up on but it's now really late on Sun night here in Australia and Hsin-Yi keeps yawning and wanting to go to bed so I'll have to come back tomorrow to finish catching up!

Honey the Great Dane

Lola said...

Oooh, we missed it. We weren't online much yesterday, but a happy belated birthday to Phantom. You have a great move and you certainly don't look 12. Many happy retruns of the day to you.

lotsa licks, Lola

Tucker said...

HAppy Happy Birfday Phantom! Birfdays are veru important and special - especially ones that are the #12!

May you enjoy many more years!

woof - Tucker

Thor said...

Happy Birthday Phantom!!

Those treats look so good!!

Thor x

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Happy Happy Barkday, Phantom! We hope your day was filled with sun puddle naps, special treats (that part we know happened), a nice walk and the love of family and friends. Our wish is that your "new" year brings you health, happiness, security, adventures, friends, and love. We send ours...

BTW Thanks for the kind encouragement. Mom was feeling a little rejected by Puff yesterday but we got lots of good advice to try. Nuka (AWD), our deaf sister, is actually adapting VERY well and acts like a seasoned White Dog Pro.

Mango said...

A most excellent happy birthday to you Phantom! 12 years is old and wise, right? Seems to me you work very hard for YOUR birthday biscuits. But I think they were worth it, right?


Mollie Jo and Bobo said...

Happy Happy Birthday! Those bones looks most nummy. We love you sitting pretty pose. You are a furry special boy.

Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo & Bobo

Samantha said...

Oh Phantom: Happy, happy Birthday to you! We can't believe you are 12 - and can do that sit pretty trick so well! You are also just pawesome at jumping up to a sit from a down - multi-talented are you! We are stuck on something though. We cannot understand how you can lie in front of that plate of nomzers-looking bone cookies without eating them. Me and Avalon would have those finished in five secs flat and probably be trying out the plate too! You are a very good dog! And so polite with yoru food. We are rude and messy doggehs with ours, but we like the tricks everydoggeh did to get treats!!! Happy Birthday, oh talented one - you are just so handsome, especially on that rock! Yes... we are thinking of K too!
Big Hugs xoxoxo
Sammie and Avalon

Daisy Dog said...

Happy Birthday!! Those treats look delish! 12 isn't old!

Samantha said...

Happy 12th Birthday Phantom!

Those treats look so good, it was lovely watching you munching away on them. Your special move is very cute.

I love all the photo's but especially that last one, you look so happy sitting on that rock.

I hope you had a wonderful day celebrating, I loved seeing your sister and brother share your birthday treats with you. :D

FiveSibesMom said...

Happy Birthday to woo, Happy Birthday to woooooo, Happy Birthday dear Phantom...Happy 12th Birthday, to wooooooooo! We love your "special" pose, that's too cool (and very cute!) The video was great seeing all you beautiful Sibes doing your tricks. Enjoy the yummy treats...and enjoy your day, Phantom!

Pepsi Bum said...

Happy 12th Barkday Phantom!!! Looking good there!


Ruby's Raiser said...

Happy Birthday, Phantom! Hope you enjoyed lots of treats all weekend long. You may be a senior canine-izen, but you sure don't look like it!

the booker man said...

happy happy happy 12th birthday, phantom!!! :)
i totally heard that 12 is the new 5! woohoo! those plumpkin oatmealy honey treatsies look so so yummy yummers, and i'm glad you loved them so much! mama was squealin' with the delights over you sittin' pretty in the video! she just wanted to reach into the compy and give you a big huggle. heehee!

the booker man

Life With Dogs said...

I'm late to the party as always, but you know my sentiments. ♥

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Please let momster know she is not alone in "senior Moments."

I now know why my mother finally just atarted calling me and my five sisters using "Marie" as a middle name for all of us (as in Susan Marie, which I am not...I am Susan Sharon-Sarah)...but she simply could not keep us all straight especially when she was mad or we were in trouble.

I don't know how many times since they have both arrived that I've mixed up Nuka and Puff's names but it is LOTS! And Nuka can't even HEAR me calling her! LOL

The Thuglets said...

Phantom...HAPPY 12th Birthday.

Lots of belated birthday wishes. we are sorry we ars so late we didn;t have access to the puter over the weekend.

Your birtday treats look daleicious. Love the photos.

Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

♥MONA + MOMMY TOO♥ said...

Dearest Phantom,

Happy Birthday my friend. I would never have thought you was 12. You are so handsome and I wish you ws here so I could give you lots of kisses and {{{huggies}}}. I'm a picky eatr too and Mommy never makes me any cookies. Your Mom is so sweet.

{{{hguggies}}}...Mona & Mommy too!!

Mango said...

Thanks for your kind words. You know, Mango did go to the salon on Friday which normally he loves, but this time they had to put him all alone in the training room. Usually he gets to use one of the indoor / outdoor runs. He was pretty upset and I could hear him howling from the parking lot.

It was also Friday that Dex started to be grouchy with Mango and growling at the big guy and avoiding him. Who knows, though. Friday is a long way from Sunday and we all had a very relaxing and happy weekend.

Mango Momma

Cocorue said...

happy belated!!!!

do come over for your award


Anna the GSD said...

Poo! I'm late, but happy late BIRFDAY!!!!

You're looking great for 12! Age is just a number, you're still looking not a day past 5!!


Sue said...

A big Happy Birthday from our whole pack.

Boy, your Mom really makes you work for those treats. They must taste wonderful. Sky is the only one in our pack that can sit up like you. Mom says it's because he has such a big butt that he can balance more easily on it.

We noticed that TD and Ciara get reminders about taking cookies gently. Most of us get that finger in the air to remind us, too. Samba and the boys like to snatch if Mom isn't paying attention. Tsar is the most gentle, but then he has to sniff everything over and over before taking it. He doesn't trust anyone.
Morgan, Tsar and the Porties

Piappies World said...

Oh wow! We are SO late! Our apologies for such late greeting, Phantom!

Happy Happy 12th Barkday, Phantom! We didn't make it to your first 10 greeters but we are #1... 101! Waaaah What a shame.

You guys are one of our first friends here in bloggie world and we are happy that we have come to know you more as posts are made and adventures are shared.

The barkday treats sure look yummy! And we do hope that you eat lots and continue to do so.

That incredible pose is such a winner. We send you our hugs Phantom!

Piappies Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Pai & Wai-Max

Hound Girl said...

I am so sorry I missed your birthday Mr Phantom! Happy Belated Birthday from all of us!
Your day looked wonderful and those treats - num num!!

Shawnee the Shepherd said...

Thanks fur stopping over at my bloggie! And Happy Birfday, Phantom. I is a senior canine-izen, too so fur that reason alone I think my mom should hop of ofur to Sugar's bloggie fur the punkin cookie recipe...

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

Happy Barkday to you Phantom! Sorry we are a little late. Hope there are still some treats left.
You sure are smart to be able to do that special move!

Sam & June

ForPetsSake said...

Happy Birthday, Phantom!!! A little hint if you haven't tried this already - warm up Phantom's food. Sometimes as pups get older, they can't smell as well. A little warm water for kibble or 8 sec in the microwave for wet food might do the trick! Much love...

Aunt of 14 said...

What a neat trick!!! And thats not the only trick I noticed. I also noticed that you only took ONE cookie from the plate. Can you teach Buddy how to do that? He would just slurp and gobble as many as he could fit in his mouth.

Happy Birthday, Phantom!!

AFSS said...

Phantom, so sorry I didn't make it by for your party. Boy am I glad you had some treats left, these are pawsome. I'll be sure to paw the recipe to my Mom thanks for having your Mom provide it. And that move is out of this world. I thinks we should call it the Phantom Paw Maneuver. I bet it gets you lots of treats. Anyway my Mom has been most unreliable about helping us visit our friends and the cats were rather afraid to come to your party with so many dogs around. They were afraid Khrya & some of the others might thinks they were snacks. Happy Belated Birthday ~Fenris

PS: Hi Ciara.