Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Wednesday with the Woos

Can I get up here, please, Mr. Phantom?

He didn't answer me, but I took it for an OK.

I thought I heard something, but then I am not so sure.

Is that you talking to me, Mom?

Guess not, maybe it was just the wind.


(Note from the Momster - Phantom appears to have lost his hearing at least in one ear. We are thinking it may be related to the surgery on his face that was very close to his ear. Poor guy, he seems to be very confused about all of this.)

Before you even think to ask, I swear I didn't chew that wood.

I think someone is stalking me.

Did you want something, Mom?

I see you there, but it's OK, go ahead, get it over with. Then maybe I can join the other two in an afternoon nap.

And thanks for the compliments about our new header - we owe it all to that wonderful lady from Zoolatry.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara


3 doxies said...

Uh, who chewed it up then? Inquiring minds wanna know.
I didn't knows he was havin' hearin' problems. I has what is called Selective Hearing. I was diagnosed early as a pup.
Loooooove da fotos today and your beautiful new banner!


Barbara said...

Love the photos, and sorry to hear Phantom's having hearing problems. My dogs have Selective Hearing like Puddles. I'm sorry this is all upsetting for him. I hope he can recover from it.

sparkeespud said...

You all look so lovely napping in the sun. It's all cloudy and a bit rainy here. Though I did hear the humans on the TV say S-N-O-W is possible later this week!

Wild Dingo said...

It's not the surgery! ALL Boys lose their hearing around GIRLS! tee hee...

kidding. i sure hope he can adjust to that if it's true.

and Ciara: no, not buying that! you ate the railing.

K-9 Katastrophe said...

Awwww Phantom is so sweet. I wanna marry him. BWAAAHAAAhAAAA!


Tank said...

Yes, woo have a very nice new banner.

mayziegal said...

It never even crossed my brain for even a second that you had chewed that wood, Ciara. Nope!

I'm sorry abouts Phantom's hearing. But I bets he adjusts to it. He's a pretty most resilient guy!

Wiggles & Wags,

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

Do you think you may have an evil, chewing twin, Ciara?


Huffle Mawson said...

Glad to see you all out enjoying the sunshine! I bet evil squirrels chewed on that piece of wood.

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

Oh poor Phantom. As long as woo still have woo's sense of smell, woo are golden. That's more important, so woo don't miss out of yummy cookies or steaks.
Ciara, we know woo didn't chew on that wood. Just like we didn't dig that big hole in the yard.
TD, woo are just handsome!

Sam & June

doyle and mollie said...

oh no we are sorry to hear of phantoms loss of hearing i guess that now gives him an awfully good excuse to ignore you all arf arf - maybe its a girl thing but woodworking seems to be in mollies nature too - loves and licks xxx

Ruby and Penny said...

What a great sunny place for a nap. Can we join you? We don't take up too much room.
Love Ruby & Penny

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! You guys seems to be enjoying outdoor weather. I am too ... it feels like Spring. Mmm I got the same problem of hearing ... I blame myself being a senior dog. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

For those who have commented, the chewed wood is not Ciara's doing - for once she isn't to blame - TD did it when he was a pup:(

The OP Pack Momster

Asta said...

you awe so vewy polite, like a young lady should be..i'm suwe you can help mw Phantom if he doesn't heaw so well. My mommi only heaws out of one eaw and she's not as handsome as Phantom, but still does OK
smoochie kisses

Sagira said...

Oh no....poor Phantom. That must be hard to just lose your hearing like that.

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

Oh! More troubles for Phantom :( I hope you'll begin to teach him some alternative methods of approval. My old GSD lost his heaaring rather abruptly and seemed so sad at not hearing our voices. I wish I had known it was coming, so I could have taught him other ways to know "all is well" and "I am pleased, nice job"

Ciara... what else can I say...too cute for words!

Stella said...

Looks like a great day in OP land, we have had rain all day!

I think Phantom will adjust OK to hearing loss especially if it is just one ear. With Ciara, its probably definitly "selective", after all he has made a point of ignoring her most of the time, Yes?
Its handy to have if you are a guy who likes to do just what he wants!

Otis the Scottie had no hearing and very little vision left when he was 16, but his snooter worked like a charm. He knew food and people by smell. Taking care of a geriatric dog is a real experience, and Otis was my oldest.

Cheers and hugs,
Jo, Stella and Zkhat

Sychoberians said...

Darnit, Poor Phantom We hope that you dont have anymore problems.

Uh, Ciara, thats what we told everybody too, maybe we did it and maybe we did'nt.

Remy and Flash

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

You all sure look like you are having a great time even though that flashie beast is always around..
Phantom we are so sorry to hear of your bad ear... We are sure you will adapt we have but then again we never had that privileged of hearing.. Mom needs to work on some signs for you.. Waving your hand frantically over your head is "come"

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

soggibottom said...

It's still not too late to teach sign to Phantom.... Easy one's with treats first.
Sit, stay and come. All by your hand.
Amie was taught these as a pup along with verbal commands. Dogs read body language best anyway....
Ah, bless..... it is their blue eye's... makes me want to cuddle them... besides they all look like teddy bears. :-) x x x

soggibottom said...

Just add here I didn't chew it. Cos I have to suck things :-) x x x

Elyse said...

So sorry to hear about the hearing loss. My parents' dog, Chloe, is deaf now in her old age. She seems to not be too bothered by it though. Hopefully he will come around soon! Great pictures! I found the Santa Bandanas at I ordered Riley's crate and bed from them too before I even got her.

Elyse and Riley

Frankie Furter said...

I think that it was chewed by... EVIL SQUIRRELS!!!
Mom says that Baron, the dachshund that crossed the bridge at 16 went deaf. It was slow in coming and waaaay ahead of time they started using some.."hand signs" with him. He learned them and by the time he was totally deaf he could understand what they wanted by watching their hands.
Those were some beautiful pics of you in the sunshine. I was out in it today too. AH.. what a joy to relax in the warm sun.

Maggie and Mitch said...

Poor Phantom! We hope he adjusts okay.
Of course you didn't chew the wood, Ciara! Thunder did it, right?!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Zona said...

Phantom is so amazing I bet he adjusts faster than you can say, "I didn't chew on that wood!"


PeeS: LOVE the header!

♥I am Holly♥ said...

What beautiful pictures and header!! We hope Phantom adjusts to his loss of hearing in his ear. Poor guy. He is still handsome! Everyone looks happy today in the sun!!! Lots of love, Holly and mom

BeadedTail said...

It's cute to see Ciara laying with Phantom instead of Thunder! Sorry to hear about his hearing loss. We just love all your adorable faces!

Twix said...

I see you guys have been doing what I have been doing ;o) Nice bootie shot TD! Just curious, but how do you know Phantom might have lost hearing in one ear? Maybe it is temporary as he continues to heal in there....hoping!
I know you guys are looking forward to cooler weather and it sounds like it will be here soon. I, on the other paw, am not too happy about it.

Wyatt said...

That same deck chewing creature was at our house....go figure!
Sorry to hear about Phantom's hearing....Phantom needs a big dose of happy, he's had a tough year. I'll go find that lucky horseshoe and put some wishes in there for Phantom!


The Thundering Herd said...

Sorry about the hearing loss, Phantom, but at least you now have an official excuse for that Siberian Selective Hearing Syndrome.

Santa, Minnie and Christmas said...

Aww...poor Phantom. We are sorry about your hearing. Hope that is just temporary. We would like to give you a hug.

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

The photos are warm and relaxing on a cloudy cold day here. Phantom, my friend, you have certainly had more than your share of troubles. You are still handsome and full of the most gorgeous spirit...and it is possible to learn hand signals for the important things. Mom and Dad's Sheltie, Sheena, went deaf and they were still able to communicate that way. We love you all.

Kari in WeHo said...

Oh the hearing thing is most disconcerting. What has the vet said about it?


the booker man said...

yuppers, your new header is totally spiffy! i love it!!
phantom, i'm sorry your ear isn't workin' right now, and i hope you will be able to hear again very soon like!
oh, and miss ciara, i bet those pesky squirrels were chewin' on the wood.

the booker man

pee s -- thankies bunches 'n tons for the happy birthday wishes! :)

Lorenza said...

Sure Phantom does not need that too!
I hope it is only temporary!
Ciara... we know you did not do it!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

What bootiful pix of you dogs!!! It's georgous Indian summer weather here too!!!

None of us terriers hears unless we want to...and that's not very often...

Kisses to you guys!


jen said...

Great photos of them trying to catch a snooze!

Sorry to hear about Phantom's hearing, will it be permanent or is there a chance he could regain some of it?

Hound Girl said...

Sorry to hear about Phantoms hearing. Fred I swear is deaf... but I know its just selective hearing!

Hahah love the chewed wood!

Those Elgin Pugs said...

Love woo new pho-toe header!!

Sorry to hear about Phantoms ear...
We send kisses...

cute pho-toes of woo all!!

IzZY, Josie, TriXie and Anakin Man

Mr. Pip said...

Oh Phantom, I am sorry about your hearing. My mom thinks I may be a little hard of hearing, too - but between you and me, I sometimes just like to tune her out.

Your pal, Pip

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I think I khovered most of Phantom's pawsitions today!

As fur the hearing thing, Khousin Merdie says it works fur her - keeps The Kid from getting on her nerves too much!


Lola said...

I'm sorry about Phantom's hearing, but maybe after a while he'll learn to use it to his advantage. Like only hearing what he wants to hear. As long as he can still smell it's not so bad. We doggies learn so much from our smellers.

lotsa licks, Lola

Sapphire said...

hearing problems? hope you adjust well. ciara and thunder won't notice a thing :)

the 4 Bs said...

we know about bad hearing. our grampop can't hear anything and we have to bark really loud at him over and over and over just to get him to look at us.

you sure do look comfy on your deck.


Holly and Khady said...

Don't worry too much about your hearing Phantom, Abby and Kona are mostly deaf (cuz they are really old) and they do just fine!

Oh, and Ciara, I bet one of those evil squirrels chewed on that wood! I know you wouldn't do such a thing!

Khady Lynn

Pepsi Bum said...

Well, now you can use it as an excuse for selective hearing!

Chubbs does that all the time, and plays dead in his little home whenever A calls him out for dinner.

Bootiful peeks too!


tula said...

a day napping in the sun-- all in a day of a sibe's life. (after the photo session)


Mack said...

Sure Ciara,
We believe you!!

KB said...

I'm sorry to learn about Phantom's hearing loss... I hope that it doesn't bother him too much. When our dog who lived to be very old was almost completely deaf, we used to stomp as we approached him while he napped. He seemed to feel the vibrations and wake up without being afraid. That idea might help you some day.

And, Ciara, you *didn't* chew that? Are you sure that you're being truthful, young lady? You are so cute that you can get away with anything so don't worry about it.

I'm jealous that it's still warm and sunny enough for snoozing on the eck. It's 12 deg and snowing here!

Anna the GSD said...

Squirrels, totally squirrels that chewed that wood!! I know that look and it is not darling doggie chewing, but squirrels...whistle whistle....

Poor Phantom! Dunc tries to act like his hearing is going down, but he can magically the dinner plates from the other side of the house.

Remington said...

Great post! I am so sorry to hear about Phantom's hearing loss. Sad....

Dennis the Vizsla said...

Aw, poor Phantom, it must be confusing to have a sudden change in his hearing. Tucker has been getting harder of hearing too, we think, although it's a little hard to tell because he's always been as good as a cat at ignoring what he doesn't want to hear.

rottrover said...

Nothing like a nap in the autumn sunshine. Sending big hugs to Phantom :-)

George the Lad said...

You all look so chilled out to me, sorry that Phantom seems to have lost his hearing on the one side, you might fine useing hand jesters helps, our last dog started going deaf, he got very good at knowing what pointing was all about. The other thing I just remembered is try and make eye contact first, because he will not hear you coming which might make him jump.
Jan and George xxx

Princess Jasmine said...

Sorry to hear about your hearing problem. I hope it rights itself. My big bro Simba has hearing problems, but he was born like that. Mummy has to keep reminding me not to sneak up on him. Most of the time he doesn't mind and enjoys the game, but sometimes he gets cross with me. I guess I will learn eventually when its ok to play :)

Princess Jasmine said...

Sorry to hear about your hearing problem. I hope it rights itself. My big bro Simba has hearing problems, but he was born like that. Mummy has to keep reminding me not to sneak up on him. Most of the time he doesn't mind and enjoys the game, but sometimes he gets cross with me. I guess I will learn eventually when its ok to play :)

Martha and Bailey said...

We just love that new Header - very nice indeed!
Poor old Phantom, he must be feeling a bit confused although we would have to say he looked very happy in those pics.
Funny how the dog on the top step usually has to give permission for the others.....!
Martha and Bailey xxx

Sam said...

Nice pictures! ...and very nice header!


FiveSibesMom said...

Beautiful pics! My FiveSibes want to come over and snooze on our deck with yours! (Hey, that chewed wood looks familiar!) So sorry about Phantom, I didn't realize he was having some hearing issues. What is the prognosis? Do they think it will return? Sure hope so!

FiveSibesMom said...

PS - LOVE your knew Autumn photo header.

FiveSibesMom said...

I meant nice *new* photo header - once again, I typed too fast! Not used to the laptop keyboard!

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

When approaching Phantom just make sure you gently stroke him so he knows you are there. Be watchful of others, especially children, startling him. Hopefully with a little time he will be come acclimated to his deafness.. Good luck..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Mrs. JP said...

Oh, poor Phantom,,,he can't catch a break! He'll adjust don't you think? Dogs just seem to go w/ the flow so gracefully.
Looks like everyone was enjoying sunny nap time.

Samantha said...

Poor Phantom, I hope it doesn't bother him too much.

Those shots are lovely, it looks so warm and sunny over there. Can you send some of it our way, it is so cold, wet and windy here.

I hope you are all having a great week. :)

Hi! I'm Sierra-Dog! said...

Mmmmmm...the sunshine looks so warm and inviting! What great pics!
Dexie and the Peeps

Tanuki Maxx said...

Hi woos!!

Soo good to be visiting again! mommy's been super busy with work and chores and class etc. (excuses!)
We're sooo behind on posting and visiting but we promise to catch up!
That's a great duo shot of Phantom and Ciara! Sorry to hear about Phantom's hearing but hey, still in good health and handsome, cheers to that!!
Really kool header YES!! we luv it!!


MaryBeth said...

I love these dogs, they are so fluffy and pretty. they are all very adorable

Ruby's Raiser said...

Those look like summer shots, so pretty! That piece of chewed wood is precious, I love the little I WAZ HERE marks they leave for us. ;)

Phantom is the most beautiful and resilient dog, his face is so strong and soulful. He will adjust to his hearing loss. They age with grace but it's harder for us to watch them go through it and count their battlescars.

Cheyenne -Millie said...

We are sorry you haves a hearing loss Phantom...We understand how difficult it can make life. Besides having a moderate hearing loss my human mom is missing her eardrum on one side.

Mango said...

Well, you know, doggies do very well compensating for loss of hearing. My older dogs all go a bit deaf but it is usually gradual and they don't seem bothered. I wonder if he has false hearing and that is what is bothering him. Maybe a slight ringing? Of course how would you ever know, right?

Mango Momma

Sue said...

Could it be a temporary thing due to his surgery, or perhaps from all the antibiotics he's consumed recently? Perhaps it'll come back. If not, most dogs adjust well to hearing loss. The poor boy has sure had a rough time of it.

bbes tribe said...

You look very comfy soaking up the sun. Hope Phantom's hearing comes back. If not, he will get used to it. Our Sasha sometimes has selective hearing, especially when she is on the sniff.

♥ Sallie said...

Poor, Phantom. :(

((((((Big Hug))))))))))

The Thuglets said...

What fabulous photos. You guys really are just so gorgegous.

Sorry to hear that Phantom may have a hearing ptoblem...pawsative thoughts.

Have a good weekend,

Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

Inigo Flufflebum and d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

You guys look like such angels in your sunpuddles, Rumblemum wants to give you all milk bones!

Life With Dogs said...

It looks so beautiful there now, the light is great - and your weather is so much better than ours. Good for me, not for your dogs!

Sally said...

Phantom, sorry to hear about your hearing problem. I hope that it doesn't bother him too much.
Happy weekend.

Nice woooh

Doris Sturm said...

That's the first thing I wanted to tell you - that Header is beautiful - love the way you incorporated your Angel Princess Dakota - so precious!

You should have one of those portraits done so it looks like an oil painting - how stunning that would be. Your dogs make the most perfect models!

Also, I wanted to thank you for visiting me. I'm slowly making the rounds and visiting my faithful friends. I appreciate you so much.

With love,
Gizzy and his mommy, Doris :-)

Sarge said...

Hey Woos!

I love these pix of your snoozing selves in the sun. Very relaxing and you are all just beautiful. Don't worry about the hearing...we canines can compensate! Thanks for sharing these gorgeous pix.
Grr and Woof,

road-dog-tales said...

That new banner is pawsome! Gracie has totally lost her hearing but now she just has a REAL excuse for not listening to Mom & Dad and doing whatever she wants. Maybe Phantom can use that excuse now!

The Road Dogs

♥MONA + MOMMY TOO♥ said...

Love the new heading.

You look so comfy laying in the sunshine. It's been raining here all day and it is cold so me and Baby Girl been looking out the window all day. Her I got company and can't even play outside.


Jan's Funny Farm said...

Beautiful header. Zoolatry does great work!

K-9 Katastrophe said...

Got your check today! Thanks!!


Summit the Super Mal said...

Woo there OP Pack~
Greetings from up North. You're all looking fantastic and Mom was Ooooing and Awwwing over the biped pics. Hope woo are all well and spreading the joy of fur everiwhere woo go.
Your pal,

sprinkles said...

That's a great header, very pretty!

That top picture would be perfect for George the Lad's birthday step pictures.

Poor Phantom, he just can't seem to catch a break.


Oh phantom
I wish I could give woo a hug. Well in a manly kind of way.. you know.

PS- ciara of course woo didn't chew anything that's elegant carpentry. There is a difference

rottrover said...

Mr. Phantom - we'll be thinking about you and sending Pawsitive energy your way during the Worldwide Moment :-)

The Luke said...

Heh heh... Of course I love the pitchers, but the commentary is priceless.

wif love from the Luke

P.S. The wonderful lady from Zoolatry rocks! Just sayin.

AFSS said...

We are so sorry Phantom seems to have lost his hearing. We are sending purrs of comfort to him.