Monday, January 31, 2011

Our Laptop is Back





Well, that title is a bit misleading. There was never anything wrong with our laptop. We were just "lap-topless" because our humans left us. We spent the weekend at the spa, a.k.a. the vet's kennel. Thunder was already there because of his surgery. Ciara and Phantom camped out together on Thursday, and TD was allowed to rejoin them on Friday.

The humans flew off to Las Vegas and had a wonderful time losing money, eating delicious food, doing some CSI investigations, and enjoying both a David Copperfield performance AND The Jersey Boys. They met our human brother and sister-in-law there where they all celebrated the California couple's 12th wedding anniversary. At the end of the magic show, our human brother became part of the show and Mr. Copperfield actually made him disappear!!! TD is wondering how that works - he would like to send Ciara to become part of that show:)


Here she is, once again keeping watch over her big brother.



Heck, I am not keeping watch over him. I am trying to get him to play.



May as well rest here for a bit. Eyes getting heavy.



ZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.
(That's Mom's ironing hanging over the back of the sofa.)


A quick update on TD's report. All is well. The pathology lab report confirmed that the collie-flower was NOT a wart and stated that it was a sebaceous nodular hyperplasia with polyp formation. It was benign (YAY) and was completely excised(YAY YAY). It is evidently a common, focal or multicentric, non neoplastic lesion most often found on older dogs. (TD will be five in April, though not exactly an older dog.) There should be no further concern for it. Now that we know exactly what it was, here is a better photo that Mom found online. This is exactly what TD's collie-flower looked like.

Needless to say, we are all very relieved for the good report.

And now today we are very excited because we have a blizzard on the way tomorrow. We are excited for the snow although we know that this storm is being forecast as a very dangerous storm for a good part of the country. We hope that we can get some good snow with no serious problems for us or for anyone across the country. In anticipation of the fun to come, here is how we are spending our time tonight.



Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

59 comments:

Zona said...

YAY for THUNDER!!! What a nice welcome home gift for your two-leggers. I'm glad they had a good time and that you were all able to be together at the vet-hotel.

Enjoy your snow tomorrow!!!!! (We're just getting ice... BOO!)

Wags,
Zona

Lorenza said...

Davd Coopeerfield?? Wow! My mom loves him! Glad they all had great time there in Vegas!
Aaaand I am very happy to know the collie-flower was nothing serious! The name sure sounds scary but thankfully not bad.
We are going to have cold weather too! The weatherman was talking about temps that I have never experienced in my whole life! Brrrrr....
Take care
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Maggie Mae said...

OoH such wunderful news 'bouts our furiend Thunder! Stay safe and warm durin' da blizzard, but have fun too.:)

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Mango said...

I fear that at this point there is no such thing as good snow at the estate anymore. Hooray for TD. My Grandpa Angus had those, but not until he was much older than TD. Maybe Ciara has caused him to age prematurely.

My humans saw that David Copperfield guy many years ago and say he is most amazing.

Slobbers,
Mango

KB said...

What an incredibly cute series of photos. And, TD, that wasn't a very nice thing to say about your sister who obviously adores you!

I'm so happy that TD's "collie flower" isn't a long term worry and that he's bounced back nice and fast! Great news!

Now, you three Sibes - you shouldn't make it sound as if the only aspect of your humans that you love is their laptop!

Sue said...

We're all doing a happy dance for TD. That was an ugly looking thing in your ear, glad it's gone.

We're right on the line between 6-8 inches of snow or ice. We all vote for snow.

We think Ciara loves her big brother.
Morgan, Tsar and the Porties

sagechronicles said...

Sounds like fun was had by all! I love the pic of Thunder and Ciara snoozing on the couch. And YAY is right on the good diagnosis!

Deborah said...

WOW, Las Vegas! That must have been fun... I haven't been there in years.That is great news from the VET. Everyone must be so happy...Good news. YEAH Thunder!!! (FYI: I had dog named Lightning when I was a young girl!) That would be cute for names, Thunder and Lightning...LOL
Enjoy your blizzard.We are getting another 20 inches in the next two days. We have so much snow on the roof that it is leaking in the house and we can't get the snow off. Oh Well...
xxoo
Deborah

BeadedTail said...

We're so glad Thunder got a clean bill of health! Ciara may be pesky but she sure is dang cute! We think it's pretty cool that your human brother got to be disappeared by David Copperfield in Las Vegas!

Furry Bottoms said...

YAY YAY YAY!!! That is such good news about Thunder, I am so relieved to hear it! :)

Frankie Furter said...

Hip Hip Hoooooray fur Thunder!!! I was RIGHT!!!

Shawnee the Shepherd said...

Yay fur good news! And rilly, you can has the WHOLE storm. I do not think anybuddy else would mind.

Mr. Pip said...

We are so happy for Thunder!!! Such good news! Also, happy your parents had fun on their weekend getaway.

The storm is supposed to hit us tomorrow night. I am not a huge fan of the snow, but Mama is excited because she is hoping to get the day off work on Wednesday!

Your pal, Pip

Benny and Lily said...

Good reports for Thunder and the mommas and the poppas are home...Great news. Our cousin Kyle was Davids assistant many years ago. Hope it was fun
Benny & Lily

ForPetsSake said...

Hehe - those pics are really sweet. Poor TD, loved to death by his sissy. We have a similar drama that occurs here on a daily basis.
I'm very glad to hear about TD's little buddies being benign (tongue twister!) and that there's no cause to worry :)
Finally, we are finally getting some wintry weather!! It'll probably be more sleet than fun snow, but the kiddo is feeling icky so I'll be home tomorrow - too bad for me ;)
Definitely checking out Walgreens when I get a chance - that stuffie is too cute to pass up.

jen said...

How fun tha you got to go to Vegas! I have never been there but it is on my wish list!!

So glad to hear that Thunder's growth was benign! That is great! The picture looks like chewed up bubble gum:)

Hope everyone stays safe in the storm!

Stella said...

Its really cold here tonight and the weather guy said 50-60 mph winds. Since I saw that, I have been looking for it in other places and cannot find it but 40-50 mph is fairly common for us. This sounds like a bad one!

I think Thunder would be lost without his little Troublemaker Sister and I am so happy all is well with his ear!

Kisses,

Stella

bichonpawz said...

The pictures are terrific!!! You always look so very CLEAN!!! BRIGHT white!!! We are all very relieved to hear that Thunder made out ok at the vet. We are thrilled!!! Vegas is SOOOO much fun!! Hope somebody won money! Always wanted to see the Jersey Boys...but haven't yet. Stay safe and warm in the storm...we have Winter Storm warnings up here too!! xoxo Chloe, LadyBug, and the mama

rottrover said...

Such great news about TD! Obviously Ciara is thrilled! Also glad the humans go to get away for a few days and laugh -- that's good for everyone. Our mom is still on jerky doody so we haven't gotten to do anything fun. Boo Hoo :(

Enjoy your blizzard tomorrow. We hope to see some snow pictures!

-Gizmo, Bart and Ruby

houndstooth said...

Ciara, I can't believe he'd really try to make you disappear! It sounds like your humans had a pretty good trip, but it's always good to be home together again!

Bunny

Kari in WeHo said...

you guys look happy to be home!

Kari
http://dogisgodinreverse.com/

Holly and Khady said...

Ciara, you are SUCH a good sister! You keep up the good work! Us little sisters have to stick together with our siblings!

We are both very happy that TD's colli-flower was nothing serious! Extra cookies for all in celebration!

Khady Lynn

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

We are so glad that Thunder is A-OK and that there is no reason for further concern.

A spa weekend sounds like a time for treats and pampering while the folks were in Las Vegas buying you souvenirs!

We just love the way your pack cares for each other; you are our inspiration!

Tanuki Maxx said...

Glad to hear all is good with TD's ear!!
Wonder if David Copperfield could
make thing reappear..all my treats have
been missing lately..!
Here's hoping the blizzard won't
do any damage to anything or
anyone!! ;)

Cheers,
Maxx

Sapphire said...

good news TD. stay safe if the storm hits. tho it wouldn't be a problem for you Siberians anyway ;)

24 Paws of Love said...

Good news for TD!! Bet that made you feel good. :)

I'm pretty sure if it came down to Zappa and Brut, one of them would like to see the other disappear!!

Maggie and Mitch said...

What great news to wake up to, Thunder! Enjoy your snow and stay safe!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

3 doxies said...

I will nevers look at collie flowers da same again...hehehe!
I so glad ya'll is back and da peeps had a good time on theirs MUCH needed vacation. And if anybuddy finds out hows dat trick works then lemme knows:)

We heard bouts da storm a brewin' and I hopes ya'll stay safe but gets LOTS AND LOTS of play time.

Puddles

♥MONA + MOMMY TOO♥ said...

Thank the Lord Thunder is gonna be OK!! It's supposted to get down into the 20 tonight. Somebody where Mommy works said the weather people said it might even snow Friday. I know your gonna get lots of snow today, so please stay warm and safe.

Weenie has an appointment with the eye specialist at 3pm today. Mommy couldn't get off work so Aunt Judy is taking him. He is such a sweetie. Mommy loves the little fella.

{{{huggies}}}...Mona

The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

We're happy you're back, the folks had a good time and most of all TD is benign. Snow is coming and all's right in your world.

XOXO
Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

Mack said...

What GREAT news about TD!
And my mom keeps saying lately how much she wants to go back to Vegas!

Happy sugars,
Mack

Amber DaWeenie said...

Love da fotos of you guys.....Ahhhhh..February is da month of love!

Glad your hoomans had such a nice trip. And a spa weekend for you three was pretty nifty too. Glad da news was good bout' TD's ear.

Note from Max (DaOdderWeenie)..... pleeze tell me hows I can make da Sissy disappears!

Gus said...

You can send Ciara here to make her disappear, and then we will send Teka to David Copperfield?

She is smaller, she would be easier to disappear.

Glad the collie flower was B-9

gussie

Princess Jasmine said...

How lovely of Ciara to care so nicely for her brother. I can see how tiring that can be :) Hope you don't get too much snow, that might make you disapear more than David Copperfield could :) Stay warm xx

Erika and Blair,xoxo said...

So it wasn't you guys at my hosue creeping around..so it must have been a wolf for sure. It sounds like the humans had lots of fun in Las Vegas. I hope you bundle up for the snow warning, I am getting one too.

bbes tribe said...

We can see Ciara loves her brothers! Furry cute pictures!!! Good to hear TD's collie-flower is gone and he is doing good.
Woofs N Wags
Ernie,Sasha,Chica,Lucas

Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

We can see that Ciara adores her big brother!! So glad that everything is ok with TD!! Keep us posted! Hope you get that big snow you've waited for!

Woofs and Kisses!
The Fiesty Three

Aksharaa said...

HURRAYYYY! TD, we are so glad that was a benign thingie and it is gone for good.
Your lapto...err...mum n dad sure had a good time. Hope u have some great 'snow time'!

Wags,
Bud, Gin n Shadow

Anna the GSD said...

Glad your ears are now salad-less! Be careful in the snows! I hope it doesn't get too bad, just enough to have fun in!!

And TD, Ciara is the most beautiful sidekick! You know you love it!! :)

Wild Dingo said...

we're so glad your cooties are only cooties TD and nothing serious... now we can all say: "Eeewwwwww! COOTIES!" without being politically incorrect. right? um, right? ;)

Ludo van Doggy said...

woohoo! Go TD!
Glad your lap tops came back and that they had a nice time.
~lickies, Ludo

George the Lad said...

You take care now, with that storm coming, I don't want you disappearing like your human brother!!! but at least you look like you are getting snow
See Yea George xxx

doyle and mollie said...

phew that is fabulous news fur sure!!! mommas quite jealous your hoomans went to vegas b & c have a fond spot for that place cos they got married there!

Ginger Jasper said...

the best news that it was benign.. Wow your folks got to see David Copperfield and be part of the show, He is great and mum would love to see him. Mum and dad love Vegas and have fond memories because they married there. Glad they enjoyed the trip and are back to you now. You take great care in that storm.. Hugs GJ xx

Angus Mhor said...

TD, I am soooooo glad your collie-flower was nothing to worry about. I'd sure like to see the rest of this year go by without any v-e-t visits for my Sibe friends...except for well-checks, of course.

Tucker said...

Yeah for no more ouchies! I'm glad all is well.

woof - Tucker

Team Beaglebratz said...

Hi all- Shiloh'n Shasta here. We r soooo very much happy tu hear the good report 'bout Thunder. An'that wuz not nice (altho Shiloh understandz) what TD sed 'bout Ciara. We iz now in the middle of that blizzard - u can haf it cuz we don't like it much, espeshally the wind. By the way, haf u stopped by our blog - there iz an award there fer at this link-
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Remington said...

Great news! It also sounds like your mommy and daddy had a fun trip!

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Great news on the ear thingie!

We are glad your laptop is bakhk and safely -

We've been watching the weather in your part of the world and hope all of woo will not have any storm related issues -

Please romp and roll fur me!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Huffle Mawson said...

Great news for Thunder! Stay safe in that storm.

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

Yucky-looking collie-thingy. We're glad it's all gone, TD!

And admit it! You would ever have Ciara anywhere but where she is, right next to you!

#1 has been watching the weather for Chicago as she used to live there and that storm sounds awesome!

Woofs,
Tommy

scotsmad said...

Glad the cauliflower thingy turned out okay.

Hope you get some snow! Our news is full of the cyclone heading towards Queensland and fires in Victoria and flood clean-up. We sit in the middle just watching.

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

Aw, get up and play with Ciara

Cooper and Lola said...

Way to go thunder!! Good News..Love the pics today woos. You are all beautiful as always

Clive said...

We were so thrilled to read the news about Thunder - that's so good to hear!

Enjoy all the snow - keep safe!

We loved hearing about Vegas - it's one of THE places on Murray's list! Long way over for us though - the east coast is much easier for us to visit!

take care
Clive and Murray

Elyse and Riley said...

Riley will gladly come play with Ciara and wear her out!! Riley's driving me nuts at the moment, so you can have her for a few days... :)

Glad to hear the good news about TD! And we're also glad you all had a fun trip to Vegas!

Elyse and Riley

K9 + Grace said...

So happy Thunder is ok! Happy anniversary to your bro!

Licks,
Ruthie

Sagira said...

Glad that you got your laptop back.

LOVE the photos. Ciara and TD are best buddies.

SO happy to hear that you got a good report. :)

the booker man said...

hooray!! me and asa and mama are so super glad that thunder's collie-flower was benign and all gone for good!!

*woof*
the booker man

Tweedles -- that's me said...

We are so happy the flower turned out to be okay. That is the best news ever!
And it is so nice to get you lap tap in working order again,,,,,
please be safe- I have been watching this big storm, and thinking of you.
love
tweedles