Thursday, April 7, 2011

Thankful Thursday

Pigs and chickens and ducks and corn!!! What's it all about?

Well, we are very late in giving thanks to some very nice furiends who have gifted us with some wonderful things.

First up, our friends Mochi and Bali surprised us with some very tasty goodies to tempt Phantom to eat.

Chicken Furikake and Chicken Jerky - 100% chicken breast with no preservatives and no salt or sugar added. The furikake is like pulverized chicken breast powder that we sprinkle on Phantom's kibble. It does help encourage him to eat on some of his better days. We all love the chicken jerky even if the Momster is pretty stingy on the size of our portions. Thank you,
Mochi, Bali, and Mom Sherri. That was such a kind and thoughtful thing for you to do for us.

Our next round of thanks goes to The Slimmer Pugs who sponsored a random drawing for a pink piggy and a blue piggy. Thunder was the lucky winner of Mr. Blue.

Thunder: What is this thing, Ciara?

Ciara: Not so sure, TD.

Do you want to see our first reactions to Mr. Blue?

We thought you might like that, so here is a little video of Thunder and Ciara and their initial reaction to the new arrival.

And last, but definitely not least, the wonderful White Dog Army had a trivia contest. The Momster was the lucky winner of a fantastic package. Look at what came in the mail:

TWENTY - yes, 10 + 10 - packets of movie time popcorn to go along with the DVD of Eight Below - a super movie about some beautiful dogs that look a lot like us:) AND a huge bag of duck jerky that is great for dogs with allergic or sensitive digestions - sounds perfect for us. It smells so good that the Momster says she just might have to try it herself.

When Mom wrote to the White Dog Army's human to tell her that we would rather she use the money she was going to spend on our present to send to help those suffering in Japan, she wrote back and said it was too late, the package was already on its way. But in the spirit of love and generosity that is inherent to the WDA's family, they ALSO sent a donation in our name to one of the organization's helping the Japanese. How awesome is that!!!

Picky Boy Phantom took a quick lick - look at his googly eyes - he can't wait to taste it!

He is SO spoiled - he got a taste of both the chicken jerky AND the duck jerky.

You can see for yourselves how much he loved it.

Of course, he is a very sharing brother.
Here we all are waiting for a taste of the yummies.

Many thanks to Mochi and Bali, The Slimmer Pugs, and The White Dog Army for their friendship and kindness.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara


Reilly / Bree said...

Wow wee - are you some lucky dogs !! Those are pawsome goodies you won - not sure about the piggy though, seems like it would be rather noisy. My folks get annoyed at the "IT" when he plays with his mooing cow - especially when they are trying to watch the news.

Oskar said...

What great treats! How thoughtful for everyone to send such great pressies & prizes. You all deserve it.

Nubbin wiggles,

Kari in WeHo said...

That pig looks like tons of fun!


giantspeckledchihuahua said...

ha! that pig needs to learn to use it's inside voice!

Stumpy loves duck jerky!

Those WDA folks are pretty nice people!

Sagira said... got lots of goodies. That piggy is too cute. You should see Bokeh's head tilting away wanting to see what is going on.

The WD family is SO nice, it doesn't shock me that they donated as well.

You have some great friends and I'm glad to see that Phantom enjoyed the treats. :)

Maggie Mae said...

What great pressies and prizes!! Happy Thursday my furiends!

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

Those are some awesome prizes!!

d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

Those are some awesome prizes!!

scotsmad said...

Lucky dogs! We love 'Eight Below' and jerky and popcorn....

Great that you got your prize AND got to donate, as well.

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

We hope the Momster shares some of that delicious popcorn with you - we love movie nights!!

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

houndstooth said...

You guys hit the jackpot! Wowzers! I am so glad to hear that you found some treats that a certain picky someone seems excited about.


Frankie Furter said...

Holy Gwalk A Moley!! I can NOT believe all the stuffs that you all got!!! I love Duck Jerky... and Chicken Jerky and Deer Jerky..
AND you got a blue Pig and THEN those wonderful ones sent a donation to Japan TOO???
WHEEEEEEWIE!! I'm thinkin you hit the Jackpot my furends.
CONGRATULATIONS TO YOUR MOM fur winnin the contest!!!

kira said...

Hii friends!!!

Tessa the Maltese said...

OMD did you 3 get a hall and a half???!!!!

I can believe how Generous the WDA folks are.

We sure hope that all those pawsome treats will help Phantom feel lots better and eat lots too!

woo woos, Tessa

jgaffneycards said...

what very lucky dogs you are? and momster too for getting all that popcorn, can i come over for a movie night? i really enjoyed the video of Thunder, Ciara and the piggy, Thunder acted just like Scamp would have, backing away and sidewards barking at piggy, hope they get use to it and have fun with him, also its good to see Phantom eating,

Jenny :)

sprinkles said...

That little blue pig is so cute! I imagine my little ones reacting to it the same way. They do like squeaky toys but they have to be very small and light.

Congrats on all the goodies! I miss getting good stuff in the mail, haven't gotten anything in awhile. I won a contest last week so maybe I'll have it when I go to check the mail tomorrow.

Did you hear that Japan had another earthquake? It was on the radio this morning. So sad, considering they just barely had one and now they get hit with another one.

How generous of you to ask that money be sent to Japan in your name in leiu of a prize. And how generous of White Dog Army's human to still donate even though she'd already sent out the package.

The Thundering Herd said...

I don't blame their reactions to the pig since it sounded just like Kiska on some of her days. And all the pups know that when they hear that from Kiska, it is time to leave the room. Just saying.

Au and Target said...

Yum that looks good! Phantom, why are you picky? Aren't you feeling well?

Stella said...

The lucky pups of OP! Enjoy every bit of that and especially that cute little porker.


Amber DaWeenie said...

OMD..ya'll hit da jackpots. Very nice gifts. And dat was so nice of da WD Army to do dat to help those in need. Paws Up!

♥I am Holly♥ said...

Wonderful presents!! We love the videos....the blue pig noise sure got Holly's attention quick! Enjoy!! Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

Mr. Pip said...

OMD! My mouth is watering looking at that chicken jerky. Of course, my mom probably wouldn't let me eat this week anyway. Enjoy it for me, Phantom!

Your pal, Pip

Wyatt said...

Toys and Treats! My favorite "T" words. Enjoy :)


Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Gotta watch out for those crazy loud feral blue piggies, Thunder and Ciara! Glad a little jerky helped ease the trauma of his "attack!"

It was wonderful to see Phantom show enthusiasm for the chicken and duck jerkies. Indulge sweet boy and put some weight on!

We all love popcorn here and on movie night, if dad is very VERY generous, he makes 2 bags for us all to share!

Japan needs all the help we can muster and today they got slammed again! We were glad to help the relief efforts.

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Drooling here!!!

So many yummies in one post!!!

As fur the blue piggy toy...Mom says that is probably a great deal how I'd be!

Thanks fur sharing your pawesome stuffs!


Lorenza said...

You got lots of yummilicious presents!
The chicken jerky is delicious, right?
I am not so sure about all those oink-oinks! Haaa! Loved the video!
Glad Phantom liked the treats!
Kisses and hugs

BeadedTail said...

Those are great prizes and it was fun seeing you in action with them! The blue pig was fun and we're glad Phantom liked the treats!

Asta said...

Those wondewful fwiends awe amazingly thoughtful..not just pwizes, but foods to tempt Phantom..i can see he loves those chickens and's good to see him eating!!!
Evewyone of those fwiends loves you so much
As do I.
I'm not suwe Thundew is convinced that that piggie is hawmless, hehehe
All of you awe pwecious
smoochie kisses

Benny and Lily said...

Oh we love piggy. Those treats sure look good
Benny & Lily

Honey the Great Dane said...

Ha! HA! LOved the video! Especially when Thunder kept flinching away every time the piggy touched him! And Ciara with her paws - so cute!!

Honey the Great Dane

KB said...

Wow! What a lucky bunch of Sibes! Chicken jerky, Duck jerky, a DVD about Sibes, and a blue pig!!! What more could a Sibe want!

I bet that they'll even help with the popcorn if you ask them really nicely!

Yes, that WDA is pretty amazing.

ForPetsSake said...

That blue pig is super cute. Congrats on that excellent stash of goodies!

Anya said...

Mr Bleu is soooooo cute
is a lovely little piggy :-)
You are so lucky ....
Enjoy fullest together

Hugs for or woof woof friends
Kareltje & Betsie

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

Aren't friends wonderful? We are sending lots of good vibes to our buddy Phantom.


An English Shepherd said...

Great snort sound from the pig :-)

Sally said...

What great pressies!
And the pig ist cute. I like it.

Nice woooh

Gus said...

Teka said that if that pig is creating problems, she will come and kill it for you!


Maggie and Mitch said...

What supernice pressies! We love popcorn and movie night!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Mrs. JP said...

I wouldn't be surprised if blue piggy meets w/ an untimely demise. hahahaha That was a really cute video.
Good for Phantom getting treats that HE likes!!!

Remington said...

VERY COOL! Love the video!

Channon said...

Lovely goodies! Glad Phantom found something he likes.

Thor said...

What pawsome pressies and prizes! Enjoy!

Thor and Jack

soggibottom said...

I can see that the pack instinct of wolves has taken over :-) Ah, large scary blue piggy :-)
It's a joy to see them all "live" :-)
Looks like someone would like more duck jerky... ah, bless him. So gentle. A real GENTLEMAN :-)xxx
lots of luv AMES X

Anna the GSD said...

Glad Phantom liked his noms!

And Ciara, you look fun and amused with your piggy...TD, annoyed and not impressed, but still regal!! BOL!

I may have to find me the pink pig....

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

Pop Secret Homestyle is the best popcorn ever...and Mumsie is sooooo all over popcorn!!

Such bootiful blue you dogs have those color contacts??? I was thinkin' about tryin' some green ones to go with my naturally colored red furs???

Kisses, Lacie

Ruby's Raiser said...

Such thoughtful gifts, something for everyone. Enjoy!

the booker man said...

holy awesome pressies, batman!!
first like, me and asa and mama were so so happy to see mr. phantom enjoyin' that jerky! hooray!! :)))
second like, my mama was gigglin' at the mr. piggie video. she loved how at the very beginning, miss ciara kept lookin' behind her to see who was oinkin'. heehee. oh, and she also loved how when your momster made the piggie oink mega loud, miss ciara and TD would jump back. :D
i'd kinda be wary of that piggie, too, cuz it looks like he has blue chicken pox!! eeeek!

the booker man

FiveSibesMom said...

Congrats on your prize!!! What fun video with the blue pig!

road-dog-tales said...

Wow! You guys totally scored! Pressies for you AND your Mom! That piggy is funny - oink oink! And all those treats sound just delish! Enjoy!

The Road Dogs