Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Thunder on Tuesday

It's NOT a collie-flower! It's not a wart!!! So WHAT is it?

Thunder here. Today I took a trip in the sibemobile with the Momster to visit the V-E-T about my ear attachment. Dr. N. was very nice to me and gave me some wonderful tummy rubs and gentle ear scritchies. I thanked him with a kiss. After careful examination, he said it does not exhibit typical wart characteristics. Mom was relieved because she really thought it was going to be part of the papilloma virus that is contagious to other pets. Can you just imagine the garden of cauliflower we could have here if I shared my thingie with Phantom and Ciara? Mom said Phantom already has enough lumps and bumps without adding some collie-flowery ones.

(For some reason I was being rather flashybeast-cooperative today - could have been the yummy salmon chewies she had in her pocket:)

So back to my story. Dr. N. said it is a growth, probably benign and it has a pretty good sized stalk to it. It is most likely going to get bigger, and it is already pretty annoying to have it blocking AND tickling my ear canal, not to mention that it is unsightly. He is also concerned about it bursting and blood and yuck ending up down in my ear and causing even worse problems. So he is going to sedate me and give me a local anesthesia on Thursday and then remove that thing for good. Mom said she has heard those words "probably benign" before and would rather be sure. So the mass will be sent out for a biopsy, but we really don't expect it to be a problem. Just one more way to add green papers to the bill.

I thought I would throw this special shot in just for my girl Kat, in case she is looking in on me.

Yes, I am smiling here. One good thing about this experience is that I will get to have a Pest-less night because the Momster is going to drop me off late tomorrow afternoon at the clinic. That way she doesn't have to deal with the no food in the morning issue -

WHAT DID I JUST SAY???? No breakfast??? I don't think I knew about that part. Hmmmm, a night without Ciara or a foodless morning? Decisions, decisions. . .

In closing, we all want to let you know that we will be lap-topless (BOL) for a few days. We aren't sure why, but the Momster says we can tell you about it next week. We are going to be doing a few posts in advance, but we may not be able to do a lot of visiting after Thursday. There may
not be an update on TD's procedure unless there is a problem.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara


Barbara said...

I hope everything turns out well! Sorry about missing breakfast, but a dogs gotta do what a dogs gotta do!

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

Thunder, the collie flower hasn't affected your good lucks or photgenic personality, AT ALL! I'm sure your trip to the V-E-T will be rewarded with extra treats at the end of the day, probably more than worth missing breakfast!

It sure was nice of the OP Pack to cooperate for such good pictures!

Doris Sturm said...

I hope all goes well with your thingy-removal. I have surgery next month for some lump removals that will be sent to the lab, but they'll have to put me "to sleep" for a while (I hate that - last time that happened I woke up missing 5 teeth) and mommy will be a nervous wreck - again (as will I this time.)

Much love and all the best,
from your pal Gizzy and his mommy!

Aksharaa said...

Best of Luck, TD. We will be thinking of u and hoping everything goes off without any problem.

u look really good in the pictures.
we love your header pic too..:) :)

Are u getting a brand new laptop? is that why the new one is going? we are so curious !!!

bud, gin n shadow

Ginger Jasper said...

Now you got the wondering going.. MOl.. On a more serious note I am glad that the news appears to be good. Fingers crossed it stays that way.. I so love the beautiful pictures today. Stunning.. Hugs GJ xx

Stella said...

We know the adorable princess will miss you while you are gone, do you suppose she will transfer her affections to Brother Phantom during that time? heh, heh!

We wish you (and Phantom) the furry best of luck and feel sure you will be fine.



Aniemother said...

BOL! Lap-toppless! We wish you all the best with your deflowering. BOL. Smart of your mom to want the biopsy done just in case. Better safe than sorry and all that.


BeadedTail said...

We're glad it's nothing serious, except for the going without breakfast! You are just so handsome Thunder, we don't even notice the thingy in your ear but we can imagine it's very annoying to you. We hope all goes well when they take it off and that you get lots of treats to make up for no breakfast!

Frankie Furter said...

Holy Gwalk A Moley... I'm thinkin you have all been GRINCHED or somethingy like that.
Well, I will just cross my paws that this ALL goes away POOF !
I am gonna miss your comments and stuffs. Maybe you have Squirrels runnin around doing the nasty stuffs that only a Squirrel Could or Would do.
Be WELL Thunder and I hope your YapStop gets home speedy quick.

soggibottom said...

Good luck Phantom. My paw will be beside you :-) x x xlots of love AMIE SOTO BLOSSOM X

Mack said...

We are wishing you a speedy recovery from your de-collie-flowering and we are so very sorry you have to miss breakkies that day!

Cyber-sibes said...

Beawootiful pics, TD. One advantage of cooperating (at least once in a while) with the flashy beast is that our pawrents can get great photos so EVERYONE can admire our beawooty!

We'll have paws crossed your ear is ok!

jack & moo
PS - we'd be honored if woo would post Moo's pawty on your sidebar!

Team Beaglebratz said...

Oh wowzerz - NO FOOD fer breakfast? What a rotten way tu start the day BUTT then that collie-flower thingy will b gone an'no more ticklez frum it - may-b Ciara tho will du the ticklez.

We Beaglebratz will shurely b hopin'an'thinkin'our super best fer u dear Thunder.
Shiloh'n Shasta

PeeS - Shiloh here. hey Thunder-man - sum time without the brat Ciara? Oh yeah - not gettin'breakfast iz worth it.

Remington said...

I wish you all the best, my friend! We will wait to hear how things go.... BTW -- your home is beautiful!

Mrs. JP said...

Thunder, it'll all be fine. Don't worry mom.

Anonymous said...

Did you know there's a Dr. Seuss book called "Daisy Head Maisy"? It's about a little girl who suddenly one day has a flower growing out of her head. I dunno why but I keep thinking abouts that every time I hear abouts the thing growing outta your ear.

I'm sorry about you not getting any breakfast! That's KER-AZY! But if that means you gets that flower out of your ear, I guess it's worth it.

I hope you all are still able to come by and leave a comment on my bloggie on Thursday.

Wiggles & Wags,

Sue said...

I'm sure you and Mom will both be glad to get rid of that thing. I usually have things that are removed sent to the lab unless the vet can assure me it's not necessary. That way I know for sure what we're dealing with.

Miss Ciara will miss her big brother and we'll miss all three of you till you come back online.

Winnie said...

Good luck. I'm sure everything will be fine. It really sounds like it's just a nuisance thing.

Better off and out than on and in...or something like that.

LOVING the pictures! Your lovely eyes have me slightly hypnotised.

I think I need a lie down.

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

You know, I'm not sure if we've ever told you how stunning and charming you three look.

"Probably benign" sounds good to me. Emma had a mouth full of those things taken out and they all turned out benign, and we hope for the same results for Thunder!

Wild Dingo said...

TD, thanks for the pupdate. we are glad to know what's going on and hope everything goes well on thursday even tho you wont' get da fuds. WTF? no fuds. that's just so wrong.

anywoo... i also want to know why your mom's house is so spic and span with 3 wiley coat-blowing huskies in the house. does she vaccum you as well as the carpets? cuz it sure looks purty in that room!

Shawnee the Shepherd said...

Oooooo... The no noms in the morning thing. Bummer. At least your ear be more comfy once that alien has been evicted.

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

Thank you so much for that handsome picture, Thunder, because as a matter of fact, I was checking up on you before my walk. Be careful at the vet! I can't have anything happen to my hunka, hunka, burnin' love! I wouldn't know what to do with myself.


PS. Please tell your mom that we all have fingers and paws crossed that probably benign means definitely benign and that if your mom needs any moral support, she knows where to find it... US!

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Lots and lots of paws khrossed from all ovFUR -

It is a furry smart move to get it out now prior to it blokhking your ability to hear the treat bags!

We'll be sending lots of Sibe AND GR Vibes too!

Khyra and The Golden Khousins

Lacy said...

w00fs, hope its nothing serious TD..and u get that booboo off without problems..

b safe,

♥I am Holly♥ said...

Thunder, everything will be just fine. There is always something to make mom's worry though. Also always something to take more green papers. We are just always amazed at how you all line up so perfect for pictures...it's always beautiful there!!! We are sorry that you won't get any breakfast but we know that after the collie flower is off of you, you will be given lots of treats and food! Our prayers and paws crossed will be ongoing for you. Sending you wonderful loving vibes to along with lots of them for the family. Lots of love, Holly and mom

Anonymous said...

Good luck Thunder!! We know all will be well, but paws crossed for a good appt. We will miss you guys while mom is MIA but we'll be here when you get back.

Gus said...

keeping paws and other appendages crossed here!

con't wait to hear the laptop story...did one of the baby beans drop it or something?

kisses and hugs
gussie n teka

Sagira said...

Glad it isn't anything serious. Good luck on your procedure. We will miss you guys for a few days. Hurry back!

Jake of Florida said...

You know we'll be thinking about you and impatiently waiting for the good news that whatever it is is benign and GONE!!!

Wirey love, dear pal -- and hugs for the Momster!!!

Jake and Just Harry

AFSocksScylla said...

Oh we just know Kat is swooning with desire once she sees that picture of you Thunder. We are sending healing purrs and lots of good vibes that your surgery goes well. Since you have to miss breakfast we thinks you should get something extra yummy for lunch. Paws crossed all news is GOOD NEWS.

AFSocksScylla said...

Oh, we just wanted to say we loves your header and the blue background.

Huffle Mawson said...

I will keep my paws crossed for you Thunder!

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

We just love the portraits of you, TD! WE will all be crossing our paws for you on Thursday and look forward to hearing more news as soon as possible.

Woofs and Purrs,
Tommy and The Chans

Painter Pack said...

Paws crossed for woo,handsome! Of course, woo looks just like me, only I am beewootiful! BOL!

Seriously, we hope all things go well and that we hear back about what a good fella you were for the dr!


Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi all of woo!
firstly, your blog looks fabulous!

we love the new header photo and colors!

thunder, it will be like a trip to the day spa! you will not feel a thing and come out all refreshed.

we will be thinking of you!

your mom takes such wonderful care of you!

m & e

Clive said...

Thunder, we hope everything turns out well for you and that you are in and out very quickly!

best wishes from us all
Clive and Murray

ps-we love your header - a real touch of Spring!

Maggie and Mitch said...

Our paws are crossed for you, Thunder! We hope this is nothing serious!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Wyatt said...

Think of it as a trip to the spa for a cosmetic proceedure....so celebrity! You are very famous and it's good to look your best for the pawperattzi!


Princess Jasmine said...

Mummy had a growth thingy like that on her lip!! She had it removed just before Christmas and is ever so pleased with the result. No scar! I'm sure you will feel much better with it gone xx

3 doxies said...

My mum calls me her precious lemon cuz eveything happens to me...I added da precious part though...did you r mom gets lemons too? Hehehehe, Just messin' withs ya. I feels way betters having dat flower bein biopsied too cuz you just nevers knows. I'll be sending out my powerful doxie vibes furs a speedy recovery and dat all goes well.

And yea, what ups withs da CLEAN room? I think my mum wants to come lives withs ya'll...hehehehe!


Ruby's Raiser said...

Good luck with the procedure, we're sure they'll just zip it right off and that'll be the end of that!

BTW -- three dogs, five grandbipeds, and all the hoomans...wow, that really is a magic carpet you have there. Or I should say, a Magic Mom. :)

The Thundering Herd said...

Good luck with the removal and test. We know its nothing, but our paws are crossed for you all the same.

P.S. - We are sure that if you skip breakfast you get double breakfast for the next week. Really. It is in the Siberian by-laws. No, our humans never read the contract either.

P.P.S. - Did Cheoah jump on her laptop and make some more Mac & Cheese?

Mr. Pip said...

Glad that pesky ear thing will be gone soon! Yucky!

We will miss you! Come back soon!

Your pal, Pip

Anonymous said...

Dear Thunder (and Chroniclers)
yes I think it best to have the non-cauliflower removed and examined.
However I am very troubled to hear you won't be getting breakfast!
Best of luck for the procedure :)
your pal,

Amber DaWeenie said...

Sorry bout da breakfast ting....butt.....tink of how good you'll feel wit dat ting out of your ear....

sprinkles said...

Your house is as beautiful as your dogs! I dont' know how you keep it so clean with three dogs and 5 grandchildren!

Will keep you in my prayers and hope that your bump thing is nothing to worry about.

Raising Addie said...

We have all our paws crossed for you Thunder.

BIG hugs to all of you!

Lots of Luv & Kisses
Addie, Lucie and Hailey

Tanuki Maxx said...

Hope all turns out well for you TD!!
What? no breakfast!!???


The Teacher's Pets said...

Oh Thunder, you are a cheerful looking Sibe even though you will be having surgery on Thursday morning but maybe you are cheerful because you will be able hear so much better afterwards. Poor thing! We will be thinking of you all day long and will wait for your update!

Maggie Mae said...

Puppy prayers is on da way to you Thunder!

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

doyle and mollie said...

oh dear we kept telling momma we had to visit you and stop being so slack!!! we are so pleased we did as we would have hated not being able to wish you all the best for your wee op... fur sure it will be all ok!!!!
loves and licks xxx

Pepsi the Lazy Bum said...

Thunder, I sure am glad you'll be removing the evil collie-flowery thingy from your ear. I'm sending my Mal-vibes over, get well soon!

& that talk about no breakfast? That's Cracker man, you should register your Hoomans for MM Cracker Category.


houndstooth said...

We are going to have our paws crossed tightly that everything goes well on Thursday! It's time for you to have some good luck and good news, big guy!


Kari in WeHo said...

Best of luck but I am sure it will go just fine :)


Lorenza said...

Paws crossed here for your Thunder!
I am sure it is nothing serious and getting rid of it will be like a piece of cake!
I know about that "No breakfast" thing!
Not funny, right?
Lat-topless?? Oh-oh! Now... I am very curious about it!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

the booker man said...


boy howdy is that a big 'n hooge collie-flower in your ear! i can see how that would be really annoyingish. me and asa and mama will be thinkin' about you on thursday, okie dokie? that whole no breakfast thingie kinda stinks, but i bet you'll feel so much better to have that thingie out of your ear. oh, and maybe if you ask extra nice like on friday morning, your mama will give you extra breakfasts! heehee.

the booker man

pee s -- eeek! your ceiling has the sickies! i hope it's nothing to bad.

jen said...

We hope everything goes well with your growth removal Thunder!
We will be thinking about you on Thursday:)

(Your new header looks great:)

Benny and Lily said...

Thunder we will keep our paws crossed for you. We wonder if its just an earring.
Benny & Lily

Minna Krebs said...

Healing ((Hugs)) to you,dear Thunder! We will be thinking of you!!

MinnaK and Crew

KB said...

You made me laugh a bunch of times... a garden of collie-flowers, no breakfast vs. no pest.... It goes on and on!

But, we'll be thinking of you during your procedure. I hope it's easy and that you get that double-breakfast afterwards!

Great photos TD! You look SO handsome, and the three of you are simply pawsome!

ForPetsSake said...

ok, I get it - here's hoping for no post because everything will be fine. Poor Thunder with no breakfast, but the trade-off is a bit attractive...
I will be thinking of him and sending good, positive, healthy vibes your way.

d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

Ohh my poor puppy pal... I be purring for you lots.

Anonymous said...

What a PUrdy room... I wonder if you will be having company come again!? Thunder you will do great I am sure of it! Want to borrow my pest brother?? I'll even send you my breakfast!?

rottrover said...

Beautiful new header, beautiful TD pictures, beautiful Pack! (Beautiful room!!)

Good luck Thunder! We look forward to hearning the non-news :-)

-Gizmo, Bart and Ruby

Snowie Baby said...

good luck thunder!!! all the best! its gonna be just fine!!!=)))

MAXMOM IN SA said...

Wishing you a wonderful 'sleepy' at the Vet on Thursday. We will be thinking of you.
Sending lotsaluv

Sally said...

We are hoping all goes well and they remove that ear vegetable! We think the 'no breakfast' is pretty cruel - but that is VETs for you!

Lots of licks
Sally and Paddy

Tucker said...

I hopes everything goes well at the vet. It sounds like my hystiocytoma thing a little. Did they give you a real name? Mine on my paw did totally bust and bleed. But, me vet thought I would bother stitches much more. Are you gonna have to wear a cone?

woof - Tucker

Martha and Bailey said...

Well for once it is OK to read backwards cos we know now that the nasty bit is over.
We have our paws crossed for the result!
Much love
Martha and Bailey xxx

FiveSibesMom said...

Good luck, Thunder. We will be thinking of you...and enjoy your "rest" while you can. Hoping all goes well and will be checking in to see how you do.

Such beautiful photos!