Friday, March 25, 2011

Phantom on Friday

We all know how much Phantom "loves" to have his photo taken - NOT!
But today this will be a full-of-Phantom post!

Let's start with a few flower shots.

Take a good look at these pretty hyacinths, they may be gone after this weekend. Yes, we have rain, wind, sleet, ice, and snow coming in tomorrow into early Sunday. These fragrant flowers popped up way too early this year.

And this mini-magnolia tree was hoping to welcome Spring lovers, but sadly these blossoms won't last long either:(

But enough about the weather, I am on a mission today, so let's go.

Let's head this way first.

Wait, I think I might have more luck if we go this way instead.

OK, we are at the start of my big adventure. I am trying to find something very important. Let's get going.

Checking out this plant, lots of good hiding places under there.

I didn't find it in that first one, maybe over here. Hold on a sec, Mom.

I once saw a kitty go down here, maybe my treasure is down there.

Hmmmm, this looks like a great spot. Maybe I should have brought a shovel.

Are you wondering what I am looking for? Do you watch Survivor? My humans are big fans of that show. I heard one of the castaways named Rob talking about finding something called an immunity idol. I don't know exactly what it is, but I know it has some magic power to keep the finder safe.

Well, we are back where we started from, and I didn't find that idol yet.

Are you wondering why I am searching for an immunity idol? Well, I figure I could really use something with magic powers. I had a vet visit this week. Ciara was headed in for her annual exam and shots and all that stuff, and I thought I was just going along to give her some moral support. But it seems that I was there to let the V-E-T take a look at my lip. The Momster found another ugly lump growing there. To tell the truth, there are a lot of new ugly and hard bumps on my head and neck and upper body too. None of what the vet had to say was very good, but I don't want to dwell on that here. I had a good walk, did some good snoofing, and am ready for a little snooze. And if I am really lucky, maybe I will have some snow tomorrow.

If any of you get any clues on the whereabouts of that immunity idol,
can you share them with me?

Woos, Phantom


Furry Bottoms said...

I don't know if it occurs everywhere, but in this job and in my last job... there was an unofficial immunity idol. It would appear on someone's desk one day, another desk another day. I have absolutely no idea why!

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

Phantom, If I find the immunity idol I am sending it to OP Kansas, for you!

You sure look good looking for it, though!

pam said...

We found this fer you Phantom.

Bobo and Meja

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Oh! you guys got Spring flowers. Happy Friday! Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

rottrover said...

Phantom, I never noticed your little mush-tash before! Woo sure have a handsome smile. We're sending you some immunity vibes. And some hugs.

Sarge said...

Hey Phantom!
Wow, what great pix of you and the pretty flowers! You look wonderful. Can't help with the idol, but I can send you some of my healing thoughts for whatever the vet had to say. Thanks for sharing the gorgeous pix and I'll be thinking of you!
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, COP

Reilly / Bree said...

My Mom says if you were 6 foot tall and hooman and had those eye - she would fall madly in love with you. Even so, she thinks you are just bootiful!

Frankie Furter said...

Phantom you are such a handsome fella that you sort of overcome the look of those spring flowers.

I don't have an immunity idol, butt I do have some fangtastic vibes fur you.


Zona said...

Tomorrow... first thing... I'm going to scour my yard and see if I can dig up that immunity idol to send to you. Or... remember that season when... Ozzy (?) made a fake idol? I wonder if that would scare off your lump?

Sending lots of healing vibes,

Deborah said...

Hi, That is was a nice walk and you have some nice beautiful flowers already. We do not have any :(
I'm hoping this coming week we will start to see some blooms.
I do not watch survivor, so I'm no help. Phantom, I'm very glad you had a nice walk and I hope you have lots of nice days to come.

Wild Dingo said...

i like what REilly's mom said, but i have to say, you don't have to be a human. i already am madly in love with woo! so is juno! Woo!

i'm sad to hear about what the vet found. so we are sending all our vibes to you. i don't know anything about the immunity idol. i've never even heard of it. but then again, i don't watch that show here...

hope you catch our sibe vibes handsome!

Stella said...

Listen Big Guy, I would hand make you an immunity idol if I could figure out how. Let me just work on that!

In the meantime, you just keep looking too.

You look very most handsome with your flowers. How did you ditch your little sister?



Siku Marie, White Dog said...

You've got better than an immunity idol, my have the Power of the Paw! And we are all SO sending you positive energy that this will easily be corrected without pain or fear. White Dog wishes are very powerful and we are sending them to you full force! Remember, love is the best medicine of all...and you are loved.

It was such a treat to see so many photos of you.

Channon said...

Crossed paws from Gretchen, and Sissy's slinging drool because that's what bassets do. Go nuzzle your Dog-ma too; I suspect she is dwelling on it, even if you aren't.

Beautiful photos though!

Ginger Jasper said...

My sweet woofie friend I dont have one of those things but I do have loud rumbly purrs that are yours in the hope they help. Mum sends love as well. Those photo's of you are fabulous. You are very loved and I know the power of the paw is with you.. Hugs GJ xx

BeadedTail said...

Phantom, we love a post filled with your handsome face! We don't have an immunity idol but we have lots of paws crossed that everything is going to be okay with you. Sending you lots of love and kitty purrs too!

Sadie, Angel & Isabella

Mango said...

For a doggie who does not like the flashy you sure know how to pour on the charm. I will keep all paws crossed that your bumps are just bumps and nothing more.


Huffle Mawson said...

Oh Phantom, sorry to hear about the news from the vet. I will have a look for one of those immunity idols here for you.

Santa, Minnie and Christmas said...

You sure are one handsome guy, Phantom. Good that you had a great walk and we do wish you good health.

ra husky said...

Oh Phantom woo are such a bwoootiful huskerboo! We will send lots pf pawsitive sibervibes from Wyoming, play bows,

RA & Isis

Au and Target said...

We love your big grin the last picture, your feathery toes, and that little black mustache, Phantom. That immunity doll sounds like something we should all have!

Tucker The Crestie said...

We haven't seen the immunity idol, but when we are out for our walk tomorrow, we will look for it and send it your way if we find it.

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

If I found it, I'd drive it to woo myself!

Great photoshoot -

I guess they explain why I did what I did on my walk!



Sue said...

Morgan, Tsar, Samba and Fudge all have new bumps. I just hate that you guys grow these awful things when you get older.

We had a thunder storm during the night so Morgan shared the bed with us. I should say Morgan hogged the bed and I woke up with bruises from her kicking me in her sleep.

Wyatt said...


You look happy, the sun is shining and the flowers are blooming. You had a great day and you didn't need an immunity idol :)

Wyatt and Stanzie

Amber DaWeenie said...

Phantom, you are so handsome. Me and all my pack mates are joining paws again and sending all kinds of good vibes from Florida. You won't need the idol with all these crossed paws and good vibes.

scotsmad said...

We can only send you some positive vibes.....

Great to see LOTS of pictures of you, Phantom.

XXXOOO Daisy, kendra & Bella

K9 + Grace said...

I hope you find your immunity idol!!


Mr. Pip said...

Dear Phantom, My mom was squealing so loud over those pictures of you, I had to ask her to leave the room. Good thing because if she would have read the last part of your post about your lumps and trip to the vet she would have been very sad.

I am going to try my hardest to find that immunity idol for you and any other magic I can muster up! Maybe I will even find two immunity idols, one for you and one for my brother Sweet Pea.

Your best pal, Pip

Holly and Khady said...

Oh Phantom, we are sure hoping you find that idol cuz you definitely deserve it!

Samuel has lots of lumps and bumps too that we have to watch for. He has had spindle cell carcinoma. So, we totally get what you are going through. And, we are sending lots of positive vibes your way!

Holly & Khady

Lorenza said...

Well... the flowers are beautiful... but it was not easy to pay attention to them wiht Phantom in the pictures!
My attention was on him!
And I loved his happy face!
Paws crossed for your Phantom! I hope your Vet will help you to get rid of those bumps!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Sweet Phantom,
I am sending magic bubbles to swirl around you. They may have the immunity idol in one of them.
And all the others are filled with love, and peace, and quiet moments and hugs for you and all of your family,

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Sweet Phantom,
I am sending magic bubbles to swirl around you. They may have the immunity idol in one of them.
And all the others are filled with love, and peace, and quiet moments and hugs for you and all of your family,

24 Paws of Love said...

Love the Phantom photos! Phantom you are just one awesome Sibe! Hope those new bumps aren't bad news. We'll have 24 Paws crossed for you.

Tanuki Maxx said...

Hi Phantom!
We've got lots of pawsitive thoughts, wishes and prayers heading your way! You truly are inspiring with your pawsome pawsitive spirit! Have a super weekend!


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

Phantom, that last photo of you is just FAB!!!!! You look so very handsome!

We're bummed about the nasty growing bits. We have no idols here, but we do have lots of good vibes and purrs we're sending your way.

Tommy (and the whole Gang too!)

Maggie and Mitch said...

Our mom can also smell those beautiful hyacinths!
You are such a handsome boy, Phantom!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Mack said...

You are looking in fine form Mr. Phantom.
Enjoy the cold that is headed your way.


road-dog-tales said...

Phantom - Those lovely flowers pale in comparison to your handsomeness! We hope you find your immunity idol, big guy! In the meantime, we'll send healing vibes your way! Take care!

The Road Dogs

jen said...

You found Spring flowers! We are so jealous!
Good luck on your hunt for the immunity idol Phantom!
Sending good vibes your way big guy:)

ArtemisiaFSS said...

We are very sorry to hear the news from the vet wasn't good. The cats are sending tons of healing purrs to you and I will keep an eye out for that immunity idol and when I find it I'll be right over to give it to you.

We loved the pictures of you with the flowers. ~Fenris

Furkidsmom said...

Thanks for sharing those pictures of pretty flowers and of YOU! We'll keep our eye out for that Immunity Idol. Too many of our friends and family members need it right now.

The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

Clive said...

What a fantastic selection of photos - we really enjoyed them!

Sorry Phantom to hear that the vet's news wasn't very good but we are sending lots of good vibes your way and Murray is a great man for the prayers so you're included in his special list!

Many thanks for the kind comments also on our win in the photo competition - we really appreciated them and indeed we very much appreciate the very nice comments you always leave! Having been hit with some nasty comments since winning the money for Assistance Dogs - it's kind comments like yours that encourage us to keep blogging and not give it all up!

thanks again and we're praying for Phantom,

Clive, Murray and Fiona

Sammy, Andy and Shelly said...

What wonderful pictures of you, Phantom!!!!!!!!! Our LaurynBean saw your pictures just now and is oohhhhhhing and aaaahhhhhhhhing over you....and she says thank you for thinking of her during her toofies removal.

Love to all

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Phantom, if we knew where the immunity idol is hiding, we would tell you right away. We don't like the sound of "bumps."


PS - Thanks for standing in and squeeing for me. Those otters are just too cute but I don't think hounds are allowed to squee. ~Buddy

Mrs. JP said...

We will be praying for you to have immunity from worry over your Phantom. He is in His Master's care...The Great Physician. Keep us posted and know that you all are in our prayers.
OH, love the hyacinths they can make a whole room or two smell so sweet.

The Thundering Herd said...

If we had it, we would share it with you.

the booker man said...

mr. phantom,

well, even if you didn't find that immunity idol thingie, i'm glad you at least got a super duper awesome walkie out of it! me 'n asa will be lookin' for that immunity idol here at our house, okie dokie? we will be 100% sure to send it your way if we find it. and of course you know that me and asa and mama are puttin' our paws together for you!

the booker man

pee s -- did you know that the pie you came over to my house to eat was a good luck pie? that's a start! :)

George the Lad said...

Sure hope you find it, I can send you some immunity, across the pond by the way of positive vibes, I think its stronger than an immunity idol
Paws crossed also ;)
Love and hugs George and Jan xxx

FiveSibesMom said...

Phantom, you look so beautiful and bright-eyed in your photos! You are such a good model (and hunter) your bridge photo and that bottom portrait - wow - you sure are a looker. And what a beautiful smile! We hope the immunity idol keeps you safe from any more lumps. Stay healthy and happy our beautiful friend. Husky hugs x 5 to you!

Pepsi the Lazy Bum said...

Phantom! It sure is good to see you! I'll keep a lookout for the immunity idol here in Singapore too, okay? Don't worry. We have the Power of the Paws - which I believe is much better than the immunity Idol thingy!


Remington said...

Yep -- it was right here in MinnSNOWda! I saw it in Zone 3 but one of the deer took off with it....sorry....

♥MONA + MOMMY TOO♥ said...

Hi Phantom!! Guess what? WE was just doing our second post of the day and guess what your on it!!

Mommy said time is wasting for snow pictures and what is a snow post without her favporite sibe...YOU!!

Then we came over & saw thyis post.
Love it!!!

Love for you just from the Mommy.

{{{huggies}}}...Mona & Weenie

ForPetsSake said...

I agree with Channon far above - go snuggle with mom for the next few days, I think some snuggling might make her feel better.
I hope you get your snow and while I can't find an immunity idol, I can send you and your mom big hugs!

Oskar said...

If I find it, it's all yours. I hope your bumps are nothing major.

I'm your newest follower!

Nubbin wiggles,

Doris Sturm said...

I would love to help you find your immunity idol, sweet boy, but honestly, I don't know what it is either...

You're such a handsome boy, I hope the growths will not be too bad, Gizzy has some too that will have to come off soon.

Tell your mommy that I found the Snuggle Bear blankie in the Crochet World magazine dated April 2008 and that she might be able to find it online at

Best wishes to you all and ask mommy to give you something extra good to eat!

Honey the Great Dane said...

Oh Phantom! I'm so sorry to hear about those yucky bump sickies on your beautiful face! But I can see from your pictures that you're still enjoying your walks and sniffing things and going places - which is what's important to us doggies, isn't it? I mean, we don't really understand when vets go on about bumps and things - that's what humans are for: to get stressy about things like that! But I guess sometimes it's a blessing that we don't really understand and think about those kinds of stuff! As long we get pats and treats and interesting walks, we're happy! :-)

Honey the Great Dane

Cheyenne -Millie said...

Phantom! We will look in our neighborhood for that immunity idol!

We are sorry about the new bumps! We will be purring, praying and barking for you.

tula said...

Oh YAY! a phantom only post! woo sure woo checked efurrywhere p? maybe your mule - donkey furriends know where it is?

scratchies to my furry favorite sibe!

bichonpawz said...

We totally enjoyed going on your walk with you! We hope that you find your hidden thing! Love the flowers! We don't have any...not a single one. xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

Snowie Baby said...

i hope the lumps are nothing serious!

enjoy yr nap!

Sally said...

What a wonderful post.

Nice woooh

Chris said...

If I could find the immunity idol every dog would have one.....don't give up keep looking. You are in my thoughts, pretty boy.

Anna the GSD said...

Wonderful post, mainly because of all the Phantom pics. But we'll also be keeping our paws crossed for you hunk-man! :)

Kari in WeHo said...

That handsome boy shouldn't be so camera shy!!!


3 doxies said...

OMD, I must go look in my yard to sees if da idol is heres somewheres. If I find it, I will send it to you ASAP...maybe I should check da whole neighborhood...or, da whole town! Yes, dat is what I'll do!

What gorgemous fotos of you P! I always knew you was handsome but dang!

You has a very good attitude bouts not dwellin' on what "might be" step at a time but you knows you is in our thoughts and we'll be right beside you.


Anonymous said...

Oh Phantom I am real good at sniffing out things low to the ground so I will make sure to check all over for that idol.

I like too look in my squirrel stuffie stump cause lots of time there are cookies in it.

I really agree with George the Lad, we send you pawsome vibes across America so that you get and feel better.

Woo woos, Tessa

Sagira said...

Phantom, I sure wish you liked having your photo taken because todays blog was most wonderful. You are so cute and the photos of you are just great!

Tucker said...

Oh Phantom, I is sorry abouts the vet visit. It looks like you had a wonderful walk and got to do a lots of nice sniffing though.

woof - Tucker

Maddy and Owen said...

We are looking for that immunity idol for you! If we find it we will make sure to send it to you right away! We hope everything turns out ok for you :)
Maddy and Owen


Woo are the true survivor- immunity idol or not. We won't dwell on the lumps b/c your smile made our day.

Ruby's Raiser said...

If we could, we'd snoof that idol out right now, wherever it was, and drive it over to you tomorrow.

Sounds like you had a great day walking and sniffing and being with your mom. You are very loved, sweet boy.

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

Dear Phan Phan, if we find that idol, we would send it ofur to woo right away. But fur now, we are just going to send you lots of golden vibes and hugs and kisses.
You are such a handsome dude!

Sam & June

Thor said...

Hi Phantom. We don't know about those immunity idols, but we're sending you golden and bc vibes! So happy to see you, pal! We miss you all.

Thor and Jack

Piappies World said...

Hey Phantom,

We are in the look out for the immunity idol and send it quickly to you! We have our paws crossed for you, friend.

We love your photos and we are all hoping you will be ok.

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

Anonymous said...

I just love Phantom's eyes and his fluffy fur! We hope you find that immunity idol soon! I bet those pesky squirrels have stashed it up in the trees.

So sorry to hear about the new lumps and bumps. Dang. How old is Phantom? Well, best wishes that it turns out to be nothing too serious, just like Chloe's did! :)

Thanks for all of your encouragement about Chloe's crate rest. Luckily the crate rest should be almost over (we're hoping they don't extend her crate rest any longer)!! Yay!

Elyse and Riley

Lincoln said...

Dear Phantom !

My humans say you have such an unusually expressive face. You are a very hansome boy !!!

Me and my humans we hope everything will turn out to be OK for you - crossed paws !!

A bientôt !


Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

Hello there Phantom, we loved the photo's of you. Especially the last one... you are so handsome and have a really happy smile.

We are sorry that the vet visit wasn't such a good one. But it is good that you are getting out and about and enjoying your walks and adventures.
It is a shame the flowers won't last long, they are so beautiful. The weather is just crazy lately, we never know what it is going to do next.

Sorry we are no help on the immunity idol, we hope you find it though. :)