Saturday, January 8, 2011

Phantom's Friday Furiends

Saturday Update to this Post: We are so very sorry - we just learned that Luke has made his way across the Rainbow Bridge. Our deepest sympathy to his sweet Mom and the Bleu. You can read more here.

Phantom here today to share a bit of news about some furiends.

Let's start with something very serious and important. Many of you know the GoldenBoy Luke and his fight against the evil cancer. We have all been worried about him and wondering how he and his Mom and his brother Bleu were all doing. Sadly the news has not been good for Luke. Today we all have an opportunity to surround Luke and his family with the Power of the Paw. Please pay a visit to the Loving for a Living blog, with Scout, Freyja, and Mimi where you will find more information. Luke and his Mom need our love and support; please do what you can, even if it is just a kind word in a comment on his blog. Thank you, Mimi and pups, for making this possible.

What's that, Mom? More news? Oh yes, I forgot. A couple of PSAs about some furiends with new blogs.

We were thrilled to learn that Amber DaWeenie and her brother Max have finally convinced their mom to let them have their own blog. They posted for the first time today. Please pay them a visit here at Da Weenies of Florida and give them a great big welcome to the wonderful land of blogging.

Thinking, thinking, thinking - there is something else to tell.

Oh yes, please don't forget about the new rotties on the block, Ruby, Bart, and Gizmo, and their angel sister Allie at their new blog Rottrover.

OK, is that everything? Oh, THAT - well, OK. I had to go to the V-E-T today for what they tell me is my annual checkup.

Overall, I had a decent report. I had to get four pokes, three for shots and one for them to steal some of my blood. I was very good and managed to score lots of tummy rubs and ear scritchies. My weight is - well, let's just say it is down a little from the summer, but they said I am still very handsome. The nice lady vet told the Momster to just keep giving me whatever she can to get me to eat. Mom keeps mixing it up and trying. Some days she scores, other days it's just a bust. The last part of the visit was that whole body massage. It feels really good to me, but the Momster is a little concerned because they found four new lumpy lumps. They are all small but will be watched. If they change at all, it will mean more needle pokes. I am beginning to feel like a pin cushion.

OK, I think I am done now. Snooze time.

Woos ~ Phantom


Gus said...

what an excellent job you have done of organizing and disseminating your information.

Thank you for all the updates


Aunt of 14 said...

Phantom, have you tried Karo Syrup? Sometimes if you mix it with your food, it tastes a lot better and does not upset the stomach.

Thank you for the information on Luke. I'll be sending him a card!

3 doxies said...

Has you tried squirrel? I has some very tasty recipes if you wants to borrow them. Not liking da lumpy things, hopefully it's just nuttin.

I am so happy da Weenies got'em a blog and Rottrover! Dis gonna be fun!

We went and got a card fur if I can just find dat stamp.


Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Phantom we will run over and visit all the newbies. We are putting all our paws to work for Luke.
Hopefully those lumps will not amount to anything anytime soon. Mom keep up the good work in getting Phantom to eat..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Elyse and Riley said...

Thanks for all the PSAs! Glad to hear you got mostly a good report at the V-E-T today. Hope those four lumps end up being nothing. Chloe has a bunch of fatty tumors all over her that are benign. I hope that's what yours are too!

Elyse (and Riley)

euthymic said...

Phantom you are a handsome dog. Thanks for all the announcements. Wishing you the best. Hope those lumps are not worrisome, your parents must be worried about you. Give them hugs and licks:)

soggibottom said...

You have earned snooze time Phantom.... my paws are yours when ever you need them.

Anonymous said...

Whew! That was a lotta news, Phantom. Thanks so much for all the pupdates.

My paws are crossed that those lumps stay little and don't cause you any worries.

Wiggles & Wags,

Maggie and Mitch said...

You are such a handsome boy, Phantom. Bummer about the new lumps :-(

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

Phantom, I think you are the most handsome news updater of all time! Those blue eyes just melt me!

I'm glad you got through your Vet appointment, ok. Sorry about all the stickies. I'm glad they tried to make it better with scritches and scratches.

I don't like those lumps one single bit! You've already had more than your share!

We'll put a card in the mail for Luke tomorrow and now we're going to head over and check out your furends.

Hold your tail high!

Stumpy and her bean

Jan's Funny Farm said...

That was a lot of news for one doggy. Thanks for the update on Luke. It's a very sad situation. We hope you are okay!

Remington said...

What a great post! You keep up all up to date! I am sorry you got poked so much....take care, my friend....

Homer said...

Hey Phantom,

Yes I agree with them that you are a handsome boy!


♥I am Holly♥ said...

Phantom, you have been a busy boy and a very good looking boy! First, we are very sad about the latest news concerning the Luke and we sent off a card today. Mom kept getting all teary eyed since last night when she heard the news. We are glad you made it through the v-e-t. and hope those lumps show up to be nothing. It's not fun to be a pin cushion. Keep eating you handsome boy! lots of love, Holly and mom

houndstooth said...

Hey, Phantom, have you ever had your mom make you satin balls? Greyhound people swear by them to help fatten up hounds who have been sick or not been eating. We had them here when Hawk was sick, and oh my dog, I admit, I couldn't control myself! We were all stealing them from each other. If you need the recipe, ask and I'll have Mom give it to you.

We got a card for The Luke this afternoon and need to get it in the mail.

Woo hoo! It's always cool when more pups join blogland!


Pippa said...

I will try and get Misery to visit those new friends.

Hmm, vets and pokes and jabs and things eh? Tell me about it. Paws crossed those lumps behave themselves.

I think you deserve that nap. I think I will have one too.


Shawnee the Shepherd said...

OMD! I cannot believe you has to has inspekshuns to has a pack of 3. Three dogs duss not a hoarder make, BOL! Thanks fur all the news and say yes to dinner and say no to lumps!

Huffle Mawson said...

Thanks for all the news Phantom. Sorry to hear you have more lumpies, hopefully they won't be too nasty.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Oh I am so sorry your feeling like a pin cushion. Why must they always find lumps and bumpies?
We always keep our paws crossed for you.
We have visited Scout and Freya Loving for A Living,, and are geared up to accomplish the mission for Luke

bichonpawz said...

Dear Phantom...we think you are just handsome!!! We are sorry to hear about the lumpies and hope that they are not going to cause any problems. We will go over and visit your friends and pray for those who need it. xoxoxo Chloe and LadyBug

BeadedTail said...

You sure had a lot of news today Phantom. We'll go give our support to your furiend Luke. We're glad your vet appointment went okay and we're sending our prayers that your lumpy lumps aren't anything serious too. Take care our handsome furiend!

Ms. ~K said...

You deserve a nap after sharing all that important info!!!
Glad you had a good visit to VET!
You look healthy, happy and loved!!!

AFSS said...

WE were wondering how your vet visit went. We are glad that everything was OK over all. Love & Healing purrs.

Myndi said...

We hope your lumps all turn out to be nothing, Phantom! Snickers has a bunch of lumps on him too - it seems that since he turned 8 last year they started popping up every few weeks. He gets to visit the vet a lot too.

Thanks for linking to the new blogs too! I'm a newbie too (although I followed you pups for a little while) and its good to meet more!

Myndi, Snickers, and Ava

Frankie Furter said...

Oh Phantom I am very much sorry that you have the lumps. I will send some VIBES>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
I hope they help to make the lumpy thingys be no big deal.
I sent a card fur Luke today.
I am really happy about the two new Blogville residents. They are gonna make very much SUPER GRRRREAT neighbors fur us.
Thank you fur putting all the news up fur us. That is a very much impawtant thingy and you did a super duper job. I really appreciate it and I know everybuddy else does too.
You WOOS are such grrreat furends.

Santa, Minnie and Christmas said...

Thanks for the news. We hope those lumpy lumps will go away. Please do eat up your meals as they are going to keep you strong and healthy.

Thor said...

Hi Phantom. Thanks for all the updates. Sorry to hear about your lumps. Hope they aren't anything serious! Paws crossed! I agree with the vet, you're handsome.

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Thanks for all of the updates and the relatively good vet news. Now we are off to visit and comment as you suggested. Have a wonderful weekend!

Amber DaWeenie said...

Thank you so much for da wonderfur welcome to Blogville. We're meeting some terrorific new furends.

Our entire pack will cross dere paws and try to bring up all da good vibes to send out to Luke and his family and also to you, Phantom. Someone is our house is always getting da lumpies dat turn outs to be nothin' so hopes dat yours are nothin' too.

We're bouncing over to visit da Rotties now. Haves a nice weekend.


Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Great job with your Phantom Phriday reporting -

The Luke makes us so sad - it isn't fair to The Bleu and The Mom -

I had no doubts woo dazzled 'em at your chekhkup -

Please don't torment your momster too much with being pikhky about what she's serving woo -

I mean, woo need to keep that tail phloooooofy!

Paws khrossed your bumps stay small -

Khyra and Khompany
PeeEssWoo: That is how I was resting!

rottrover said...

WOO HOO Mr. Phantom! You look so very handsome today! Thanks for plugging our new bloggie. We are having so much fun and now Mom's spending even more time on the computer and ignoring us!! We need soooo much love. We will go visit da'weenies right now. We have a card for Mr. Luke's family. UGH! It's so painful. Phantom, eat your dinner!! And NO MORE LUMPIES!!!

Tanuki Maxx said...

Hi Phantom! Glad to know all went well for you at the VET! Thanks for sharing your friends with us, we will surely pay them a visit and paw a few words! It's always nice to meet new furiends!
Have a great weekend! Hi to Thunder and the Diva!


Mollie Jo and Bobo said...

A well thought out post!

Great work

Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo & Bobo

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Hi Kathy and pups,
I have blogged about my soup making over a year now so I guess it is time to do that again. I will sometime soon.
So sorry to hear about the lumps!
We sure know about those!!
XX Bambi & Fern

Mr. Pip said...

Thanks for all the updates. I will visit Luke next and send my very best wishes.

Your pal, Pip

P.S: The vet is right. You are the most handsome puppy around!

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

Just the kind of thoughtful reporting your fans have come to expect, Phantom. [Bet if you had a human voice, you'd sound like Ted Williams - not the famous baseball guy, the recently redeemed homeless guy with the wonderful bass-baritone voice. Or Barry White.] We hope the lumps are very slow growing benign fatty tissue. We appreciate the PSA's. We sure rely on the Voices of Dogblog World, of which you are a major one, to keep us informed! Thanks!

Your grandtwins are VERY cute!

Jed & Abby

24 Paws of Love said...

So sorry to hear about finding the lumps. And thank you for the update on Luke, we will check over there. I think you did an excellent job Phantom and you deserve your nap!

Sonic said...

But of course you're very handsome! You don't need a vet to tell you that!


I Am HoneyBuzz said...

Mr. Phantom, you just show me where those little lumpy lumps are and I will bark at them and order them to run very, very, very, far away!

Big slurps, HoneyBuzz

Sammy and Andy said...

You are so handsome, Phantom.

We are purraying for you.

Love to all at your house.

Scout 'n Freyja said...

You are such a good rePURRter! It was just like sniffing the local pee-mail☺ Thanks fur the shout-out 'bout the Luke and the mom. We heard through the pee-mail vine that the mom is furry sads when she reads the bloggies so our momma got the idea of cards 'cause there's nuttin' better than getting good stuff in the mail! Not wanting to publish they're address for all in cyberspace to see, she thought that the GRRH of Houston where the Luke's Aunt Karen volunteers would be an excellent drop out point and they said YES, isn't that nice?

Hope those little lumps turn into nothing more than passing bumps that lead to nowhere...

Deborah said...

I'm heading over now...I'm glad your vet visit went well! I hate to think of your new nickname..pincushion..YUCK>

Toma said...

When I read that Phantom visited a
V E T, i become as anxious as him.

I like him so much, i do not want to read bad news :(

Sue said...

Our Mom says she's starting to dread our checkups because we're all getting to an age where lumps and bumps show up.

We'll go visit the new blogs and meet some new friends.

The weather dude says we're getting some snow tonite. Let's hope he's right for a change.
Morgan, Tsar and the Porties

Sarge said...

Hey Phantom!
Wow, lots of healing thoughts coming from me to all those in need. Thanks for remembering them and for welcoming some new friends. Yeah, vets are the worst. Darn vampires anyway! Definitely time for a nap.
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, COP

Samantha said...

Awww Phantom - good job on giving us all the 411 on important subjects - we'll go say hi to the new bloggers! And we are about to send our card off to dear Luke - we are a bit late, but about to leave the house to mail it. Sorries about more lumps - but it's good that the VET found them now, yes? And that Karo Syrup comment sounds very good to us - did you try it and... did it work?

Big Hugs xoxoxo
Sammie and Avalon

doyle and mollie said...

phantom what great news to come back and here, we are furry happy your report was ok! but sorry to hear your pinkies were sick over xmas, we hope your dads eye is ok! now where is all that snow you sooooo deserve, the sun piccys are gorgeous but nothing beats a siberan in snow - loves and licks!!!

the booker man said...

mr. phantom,

thankies for sharin' all the important stuff and thingies with all of us!
me and asa and mama have been puttin' our paws together for mr. the luke, and we will keep goin' into overdrive with the love protocol for him and his pack. his card is on the way to texas!
we love miss rottrover and gizmo, bart, 'n miss ruby! they are awesome! we haven't met da weenies yet, so we will definitely go visit their bloggie.
we're glad your V-E-T visit went okie dokie even though you had to get needle stickies. ouchies. we will keep our paws crossed that those little lumpies are nothin' to worry about. asa is prone to gettin' little fatty lumps, so we hope that is all yours are, too!
pretty please eat your breakfasts 'n suppers cuz it's good for you and we don't want your mama to worry!!

the booker man

pee s -- we hope your mama is all better from her icky cold now! those germies are BLEH!

The Thuglets said...

Gosh Phantom that was such an informative post. With fabulous photos!

Hope your appetite picks up and the news of the lumpies.. well lots of pawsatve thoughts that they turn out to be nothing

Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

sprinkles said...

Those beautiful blue eyes just kill me every time, Phantom!

I'm soooo sorry to hear of the lumpies. Will continue to keep you in my prayers.

Visited Amber DaWeenie and left her a comment just a moment ago.

Been to the rotties blog a few days ago and I don't know Luke but will go say hello to him and his mom too.

Zona said...

What an informative post!! I will say prayers that those lumpies are just fatty lumps that we sometimes get. Keep eating what you can, Phantom!


the booker man said...

hihi, mr. phantom! i'm back again! i forgot to ask if me 'n asa could come over and snart on your windows today? our snow has melted now, but we could do a snow dance when we get there!

the booker man

Sagira said...

Our paws are crossed for your friend and his family.

Glad that everything checked out okay for you.

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

Phantom, we are very sorry to hear about Luke, but always happy to learn abut new friends. You're a pretty good newscaster.

If it makes you feel any better, when I went to the vet a few weeks ago, I had to give up some blood and get three shots too! Also the vet said I need to gain 3-4 pounds. So I guess that's just what happens to handsome guys like you and me.


abby jenkins said...

Oh buddy, Luke is at peace now, he can bark al he wants, chase cats and squirrels at lightning speed, eat steak and bacon right off his own table, while he sits on his very own couch! You are a good friend.

Happy I found your blog, I can't wait to get acquainted.

High Paw buds, high paw.

Samantha said...

We were just so sad to hear this news and ache for Amanda - we send out prayers and love to her and the Bleu.
Sammie, Avalon and Mom

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

We are very sorry about your friend, Phantom... that is so sad.

We hope your lumpies stay small so you don't need any more of those pokes.
Keep eating what you can.

ps - we agree with the vet, you are very handsome. :)

FiveSibesMom said...

That is such sad news about Luke. Our thoughts go out to his Hu-family. May he rest in peace.

Phantom - you are so handsome! We are glad your vet appointment went well...and just keep on eating, okay? You deserve that nice nap - visiting the vet is exhausting!

Lots of Husky hugs coming your way!

Daisy Dog said...

Owwwie! Thats alot of pokes, I am very brave with pokes but brother Rosoce screams liek a girl! Our paws are crossed that the lumpy bumpys stay small or go away..

Lorenza said...

Our thoughts are with Luke's family.
He was a real warrior.
I hope your lumps will not grow!
Take your chance and eat what you want, Phantom!
I hope you all are having a nice and relaxing weekend.
Kisses and hugs

Ettel, Charlie Poodle, and Emma Pitty said...

Hiya Woos,

Charlie and I would like to thank you guys very much for stopping by and being here for us during this rough time.

We heard about Luke and will go visit his mommy, as we can't even imagine how hard it must be to lose someone so close.

Cheyenne -Millie said...

We are sorry to hear this news about Golden Boy Luke. We hopes your bumps go away. We hopes that you eat. OK?


OP pack
Phantom- most excellent job sharing news with us. Poor luke our hearts are heavy and definitely will leave a comment. But glad to hear new dwbers. THey look super fun. And P glad for the most part all checked out well at the vet. Paws crossed the lumps are just fatty lump bumps.

Stella said...

Nothing like being at the bottom of the barrel! Thanks for all your news, dear Phantom, and we are most happy you got a good checkup. We had a dog that had lots of those lumpies on her body but nothing ever came of them, so we wish that for you too.
You should come visit us if you want snow, we have 87 tons of it on every street corner and every yard is full of it too. Its 87 below zero most of the time too so who wants to go out and play in that? Not me.

Get your Mom to make you some whole wheat pancakes to go with that Karo syrup, that should pack on some pounds. Is it kind of fun being Mr. Picky? Like someone is always dreaming up something new and yummylicious for you to eat. Thats a good racket and I might try that except I'd have to go hungry a few days and I'm not too good at that!

We're gonna go visit those new guys!

Kisses and hugs,


Ruby's Raiser said...

We were very sorry to hear about your friend Luke, our thoughts are with his family.

We're glad that P is eating a little better and has found some things he likes. :)

Wild Dingo said...

WHAT? 4 lumps? i do not like hearing that...

i'm liking the suggestion of pancakes and syrup tho... how about a fluffinutter sandwich? i mean don't your silly parents know how to feed a sibe YET? geesh...


btw: this comment window covers up a little of your face and body in that last photo and it looks so much like Juno's back end... but less "junk in the trunk" than juno! (tee hee)....

try to eat some delicious things's good for the jodhpurs!

KB said...

I hope that all the tests come back good, Phantom. Your mom keeps really close tabs on you so I have no doubt that everyone is taking tip-top care of you. Please try to eat for the momster - she tries so hard to get calories into you. Pleeeeeease?

We love you Phantom and love seeing your handsomeness on your blog!

ForPetsSake said...

Phantom, you're such a good boy! Good news for you about the "let him eat what he wants" ;) Many doggies are turning green with envy on that front. As far as the lumps, hopefully just fatty lipomas - I will keep fingers and paws crossed here. As KB said, though, you are such a good dogmom, that eagle eyes will be watching.
So sorry to hear about Luke - I will visit his blog today. Also, thanks for introducing new blogs here - it's always fun to find new friends!