Thursday, June 23, 2011

Thankful on Thursday

As you know, I am what they call a senior citizen canine. At the age of 12 1/2, I don't usually engage in very many games. But our furiends over at AFSS (that would be Alasandra, Artemisia, Fenris, Socks, and Scylla) tagged me for a game of questions. I am going to do my best to answer these questions but you know I AM a little on the shy side.

Do you think you’re hot?

Oh, that is such an embarrassing question for me to answer. Many of you do say I have a handsome face and big blue eyes. I am a bit more modest and will say that I have some good assets.

As for being hot in another sense, YES, it has been way too hot here for way too many days. I spend most of my time inside where the a/c keeps me very comfortable. We all like to do this:

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Here is one of my favorite photos of me with my good pal Dakota.

I miss her a lot.

When was the last time you ate chicken meat?

I have turkey in my canned gastrointestinal canned food every day - well, every day that I am willing to eat it. But Mom says I can have some real chicken tonight because she is making extra with the humans' dinner tonight just for ME.

The song(s) you’ve listened to most recently?

The only music I ever hear around here is from the little bipeds. Lots of Itsy Bitsy Spider and Barney songs, and then the oldest biped likes Hannah Montana and lots of dance music. Today they were all dancing and singing to something called Pandamania from their Vacation Bible School program.

What were you thinking when you were doing this?

Hmmm, I am thinking very deeply that I am hoping Mom will give me some of that duck jerky that I love so very much. And I am thinking about tomorrow which is a very special day for the OP Pack.

Do you have any nicknames?

Oh yes, indeed I do. For some reason, I am often referred to as Picky Boy, something to do with my eating habits. Then there is the one that came about from that silly Name Game Song that ends with me becoming Phanny Bananny. And then it gets shortened to Phanny, just be sure you spell it with a "PH" and not an "F".

I think there were some more things I am supposed to do with this tag, but I am getting a little sleepy now. Hope you will forgive me if I take a little snooze.

We also want to thank some very special blogging furiends who honored us with this wonderful award:

We received this special badge from
AFSS, Boondocks, Arwen and Nyxie, and The Thuglets. We are truly humbled because we really don't think our blog is that special. There are so many truly inspiring blogs out there that so deserve this award. We thank our friends for being so kind to us.

Happy Thursday to all - we are very thankful to have you as our friends.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara


Furkidsmom said...

We liked reading your answers! We think you're HOT in the good sort of way.

That's a great award. We think your blog is very special. Mom is always impressed by the great photos!

The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

Stella said...

Hi Phantom :
Good answers to the questions, and I too think you are "hot" in the very best way. You have those beautiful eyes and seem to like to look at people's faces, or thats what it looks like to me. You are one of my favorite blogger pups!


Kari in WeHo said...

We love learning more about you!


Frankie Furter said...

Phantom... you did a super duper job of answering the questions. Congratulations on the Awards!!

???? TOMORROW IS A SPECIAL DAY FUR THE OP PACK ?????? I can't wait to see what THAT is about!!!!

Mack said...

Wow - we had no idea you are 12 Phantom! You are looking good!

Hope you get to eat lots of ducky jerky tonight buddy!!

SissySees said...

What a great post! I do hope you get some duck jerky soon...

Mrs. JP said...

Great post! We are thankful for Phantom and think he is VERY handsome.

Doris Sturm said...

OH, that was fun to read...and learn more about you, Phantom! The photos are fantaboulus as always! I'm a senior citizen too (13 1/2) and sleep more than I'm awake, but mommy thinks that's ok as long as I'm breathing...that's all it takes to make her happy ;-) that and eating - eating has been a struggle as of late, but we always manage and at the end I get a treat or two, so that's an incentive.

Have a great rest of the week and hello to your furiends and humans too - from Gizzy, aka Gizzyfer, aka Pekeaboo, aka Momma's boy or mommy's little Flap Jack! (how embarrassing!)

p.s. Yes, I am very hot - I'm a regular hot dog - in every sense of the word ;-)

Boondocks said...

Phantom, that was fun to read. It's always nice getting to know more about our friends!!

Boondocks, Kudzu, and gang

Wild Dingo said...

Phanny! you're so MANNLY! (swoooon....) (that was juno typing that... )

Bobby said...

Phantom you are very modest, we bet you were realy hot in your youth.
We do wish you would eat more, when we have dogs that will not eat we give them chicken. So eat youchicken and enjoy.
Licks Bobby

soggibottom said...

Might have to grow some fur or feather's :-) Good to see you looking so good ol boy :-)xxx

Sagira said...

Phantom you're so cute. Glad you decided to play in the "games" this time.

houndstooth said...

Phantom, we love you and we enjoyed your answers very much! Lilac says to make them work for everything, but I say if some chicken presents itself, to eat it without hesitation. You are definitely hot! If you've got it, flaunt it!


Anonymous said...

Oh handsome Phantom - of course you're hot! AND you're cool, too. You really have it all.

What is the Special Day? Can you give me a little hint?

Enjoy your chicken!

Wiggles & Wags,

Princess Jasmine said...

We enjoyed reading all about you. You are such a cutie :)xx

cg said...

Congratulations on your well-deserved award! Always love to read about all of the pack, especially the senior member. :)

Oskar said...

It was great learning more about you Phanny, BOL!

Nubbin wiggles,

Huffle Mawson said...

Your blog IS special and I love you all!

Sam said...

Wow!! We learned a lot about you!


Thor said...

Hi Phantom. It's great to know more about you. We love coming to your blog. You guys are very cool!

Thor and Jack

K9 Katastrophie said...

Whats going on tomorrow? By the way, I think your hot (I don't think my boyfriend would mind me saying so)!!


scotsmad said...

We think you're inspiring....hope you got some duck jerky.

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

Maggie and Mitch said...

We happen to think that you are a real hottie, Phantom!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

♥I am Holly♥ said...

What a great post!! Phantom, we loved reading about you and we love you and your beautiful blue eyes very much! You are definitely a "hottie" in the best sense of the word!! Lots of love, Holly & Mom

Maggie Mae said...

YaY fur your award Phantom! You is da best!

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Cheyenne -Millie said...

We enjoyed reading your answers to the questions! And Phantom! You haves the most beautiful eyes! We just would love to gaze into them!

Zona said...

Phanny, this is a great post!!! Aren't two leggers funny with our nicknames? BOL

Any hints about the special day tomorrow??


PeeS: HEY! The word verification is tHUSKY!

Benny and Lily said...

We loved your questions and answers Phantom. Great job
Benny & Lily

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Woo got me panting!!!

PeeEssWoo: Khongrats!

Lorenza said...

Yes! You are hot!
I loved reading your answers!
I hope you enjoy the chicken tonight... and some duck jerky too!
Kisses and hugs

Mr. Pip said...

Can I call you Phanny? You can call me Pippy! You did a most excellent job and I know this must have been a little difficult for you. Oh, and of course, my mom is squealing about all your beautiful pictures.

Your pal, Pip

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

We always considered you more of a gentleman and a scholar than a 'hottie.' but we also believe in the gracious acceptance of all compliments! Hope you are feeling better and eating better, now that you're safely home. Really enjoyed TD's & Ciara's contributions to the Picnic in the Bark, too. And mama stares with intense longing at your super clean house! Something for everyone on your blog :)

Jed & Abby

sprinkles said...

I hope you post tomorrow because I wanna find out why it's such a special day.

Congrats on your award, Phantom. I loved learning all those great things about you too.

Minna Krebs said...

That was great Phanny!!!! (Heehheeeheeee......I just loves that name fur you)

You did such a good job on that questionnaire, that you definitely deserve some ducks jerky tonight!

jen said...

What a great interview Phanny!

and congrats on your award, you really do deserve it!

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

Great post... You are so handsome!

Holly and Khady said...

Congrats on your awards! We liked reading your answers. I think it's funny how the humans always come up with such silly names for us. Mom calls me Boo more than she does Holly, and poor Khady is Stinka Binka. I have now idea where she got that one!


The Thuglets said...

Phantom..we loved your answers. You did a great jobbie!

Congratulations on your awards!

Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

Reilly / Bree said...

Phantom - you are such a wonderful and distinguished gentleman. We can see the wisdom of years in those beautiful eyes.

T. Maxx said...

Kongrats on your well deserving reward!!
Perfect answers Phantom!!


Amber DaWeenie said...

Oh, was so nice learning more bout you....and so many nice fotos of just you. I'm so happee today jus seein' you lookin' so good.

Sue said...

We all think you're very special, Phantom. You're a handsome fellow now, but you sure had dark furs when you were younger. Tsar says he understands how you feel about food, it's just not that special, but something you have to do.
Morgan, Tsar and the Porties

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

Phantom, even though I am a fan of girls ruling the roost, I have to say that as the oldest, you should get first dibs on the air conditioning vent.


Ps. Don't tell Wilbur because he's the oldest in our house and I dont' want him to get any ideas about pulling rank.

FiveSibesMom said...

Phantom - we loved the "interview!" We are huge Phantom fans here and we think you are "hot!" Rest up now, that was a lot of questions for a Husky to answer!

Sammie and Avalon said...

We have been out of the loop again but have to say how magnificently you did this tag! Congrats on the Inspiration Award - every picture is just gorgeous of you three! We love you so much!
Big Hugs xoxoxo
Sammie, Avalon and Oz

♥Mona + Weenie + Mommy, too♥ said...

Deareast Phantom,

We are so happy you are doing better. For answering all those questions. you sgould get a piece of duck jerky for each question.

We get two chicken strips with Glucosamine and Chondroitin called Happy Hips eavery day--Yummylicious.