Thursday, July 7, 2011

Thankful on Thursday

As usual, we are behind in expressing our thanks to some of our furiends who have showered us with good things.

First up, thanks to Tucker and pack from Tucker Tells All for this award, the Versatile Blogger Award.

According to the rules, we are supposed to list seven things about ourselves and then name fifteen blogs that are either new or new to us. We are going to try to come up with seven things, but we really think you know a lot about us already.

  1. Phantom is happy to be back home and to have the roof work finished. He is eating about as well as we usually get him to eat, but even that is a good thing.
  2. Thunder says it is just too hot here and he wants to go to Colorado for the summer where he hears there is snow.
  3. Ciara says she is going wherever Thunder goes:)
  4. All three of us have decided that duck jerky is at the top of our favorite treat list.
  5. Phantom is a tricky guy - he makes Mom think he has to go outside and gets TD and Ciara all excited about going out too. Then when Mom opens the door, he watches the other two go out, and he runs to the kitchen and sits in front of the cookie cabinet. Pretty smart, eh?
  6. Thunder hasn't spotted any snakes in the yard yet. He is wondering where they are.
  7. Mom says the meeting last night about the roof couldn't have gone any better. All issues will be taken care of in the next few days. Dad and Mom are both very happy with the plan and feel confident it will be executed well.

As for selecting 15 blogs, we just can't do that - we love everyone. Help yourself if you would like to accept this award.

Sally and Paddy had a special fun event to celebrate the royal wedding of William and Cate. We were lucky to be chosen as one of the winners. Sally and Paddy sent our Mom some very nice memorabilia from the big wedding.

ook at the beautiful mug and tea towel.

Here is a closer look - how we wish we were all off on our way to London.

Mom loves this pretty mug. She is a huge tea lover and says this mug is the perfect size for her.

Thank you, Paddy and Sally and your Mom for giving us such lovely gifts.

And one more round of thanks to Sugar,the Golden Retriever. Sugar (and by the way she is as sweet as can be - her name suits her so well) had a giveaway for her Facebook followers. Since not everyone is on Facebook (like our Mom), Sugar had a separate opportunity for those bloggers. AND we were selected as one of her winners.

Sugar's Mom makes the very best treats for pups. We have enjoyed others from her as well as having our Mom make several of the recipes she posts on her blog. Here we have some Apple Bites and some Honey Apple Berry Bones. We wish you all could smell how delicious they smell. And even better, they taste so very, very good. Thanks, Sugar. We really enjoyed our special treats from you.

We feel so lucky to have such wonderful blogging friends, always there to offer support and to add some good things to our days. Tomorrow was supposed to be a very special day here, but things didn't work out quite as we expected. There was a lot of disappointment, but maybe another day things will work out. Meanwhile we realize that we really do have so much to be thankful for.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara


Ms. ~K said...

Ohhh, those treats from Sugar look yummy!!!!
Sending Mom a big hug for strength...

Anonymous said...

Blogger and I are at odds - again - but if you'd send me (Chan) your address, I'll send you a barely used pack of duck jerky that Sissy simply can't tolerate. (But we love the Knight for trying...)

Furry Bottoms said...

Shoot, I was thinking those apple bites sounded good until I realized they were made for dogs!!

Sagira said...

Congrats on your award, yummy treats and pretty mug. :)

Barbara said...

I didn't know Sugar's mom made treats! I'll have to check that out!

Congratulations on your award!

road-dog-tales said...

Mom thinks that mug and tea towel are fabulous!!! We, however, are drooling over those treats from Sugar! Why won't our Mom make homemade treats???

The Road Dogs

Frankie Furter said...

OMD OMD... this post is sooooo full of GRRRREAT stuffs I feel FAINT!!
Congratulations on EVERYTHINGY!! I am soooo happy fur you!!!

Ruby's Raiser said...

If the OP Pack wants to frolic in the snow in Colorado, I know just the place! We'd love to see you anytime. :)

BeadedTail said...

We enjoyed the facts about the three of you and agree that Phantom is very smart! Congratulations on winning the treats from Sugar! We're happy the roofing ordeal will be fixed. We're sorry that something happened to mess up your special day tomorrow.

Sue said...

Ha ha, Phantom and Tsar have something else in common. He runs to the door for the 7 PM outing, then when everyone else gets outside, he goes upstairs and leads Mom to the pantry where she keeps the Cheetos. He doesn't like to share his Cheetos.
Morgan, Tsar and the Porties

Julia Williams said...

I love your mug, and those treats do look yummy!

Shawnee the Shepherd said...

Congrats on the award and that be some pawsome loot you gotted there!

Bailey Be Good! said...

Congrats on the award, AND the yummy bones! :)

Woofs & hugs,

~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl!)

Mrs. JP said...

We are on so thankful that the meeting went well. We also have a sneak like Phantom. Scrappy gets everyone excited about going outside and then sends them packing so she can have the house and treats to herself.

Max the Quilt Cat said...

Congratulations on your award. You certainly deserve it. You have a beautiful blog.

pawhugs, Max

Boondocks and The Love Shack Pack said...

Mom's a bit of a tea drinker too and think the cup is adorable. We aren't impressed the cup much but do like the look of those treats. Ohh, we can almost smell 'em!!!

Boondocks and The Love Shack Pack

Thor said...

Congrats on your award, pressies and yummy treats!

Thor and Jack

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

Congrats on all the good stuff and we hope the disappointments will fade away and be replaced by more good stuff!

Clive said...

Congrats on all the lovely gifts and we hope that everything turns out alright!

take care
Clive and Murray

♥I am Holly♥ said...

Congratulations on the award, the things from Sally and Paddy and the Sugar Treats!!! We know the treats are really great!! If you are heading for Colorado, let us know and we will go too because we want to run away from here! Lots of love, Debbie & Holly

STELLA from Down Under said...

Hello Everyone, Oh your treats sound yummy. My mum loves tea too. She always make a cup when I wake her up at night he he he. No worries, and love, Stella.

Maggie and Mitch said...

Congratulations on your award! What a beautiful tea towel and mug!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Anonymous said...

Wow Congrats on winning all that great stuff!

Those cookies sure look good! Enjoy!

woos, Tessa

scotsmad said...

Wow! Lots of great stuff. Those dog treats look wonderful. Is that why Phantom is getting the other two out of the way.

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

PS The roofers probably scared those snakes into Oklahoma.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Phantom sounds like our Buddy with the let's go out, no I think I'll stay inside trick.

sagechronicles said...

Wow! You scored! And Toby & I agree--duck strips are pretty amazing!

I'm really glad your roof issues are going to be resolved. It's too bad you had to go through all the mess though.

Sage & her Mom

Asta said...

Thundew Phantom and Ciawa
I loved weading youw factses..congwatulations on youw well desewved awad and pwessies..I know that you will love those special tweats fwom Sugaw and that memowabee lia fwom Sally and Paddy is vewy special nice
happy tea time
smoochie kisses

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I paw The Momster has some tea AND some Sugar yummies!



Furkidsmom said...

We're glad your roof issues are going to be resolved and we think those presents are super!!

The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Congratulations on your award! And what yummy treats!.
Very nice pressys

rottrover said...

Oh, we're so glad the meeting went well, and we hope all can be resolved asap. LOVE the tea towel and the mug. Very cool prezzies. And of course - treats! YUM!
Congrats on being awardified!!

-Gizmo, Bart and Ruby

Dory and the Mama said...

So many woderful awards and goodies for a deserving pack!!

Dory, Jacob and Bilbo

Just Ramblin' said...

Treats and an award! Congrats! :)

ForPetsSake said...

Well deserved for such wonderful peeps and pups!

bichonpawz said...

We are so excited for you all!!! Winning all kinds of goodies is always fun! Hope whatever it was that didn't work out...does! We didn't know about Sugar's mom making treats we have to go and check that out!!
xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Tomorrow may bring some totally unexpected joy...we are sending positive thoughts. Sugars treats look marvelous, but we are with you about duck jerky being on the top of our list of favorites...hey, what about jerky AND apply berry treats together like a meal? Glad the settlement meeting for the roof was to your satisfaction...let's hope it is clear sailing from here on.

Suka said...

Congratulations on all your great prizes! The "Versatile Blogger" award is pawesome, and so well deserved! I like answer No. 5 the best. Phantom, you are my kind of pup! :->

Aren't Sugar's treats delish?! I was very fortunate to have won some a while back and they were very yummy! :->

The Royal Wedding gifts are fabulous (says my human!). My human thinks both are very pretty!

Great gifts and prizes, pups! And so furry happy to read your humans worked it out with the roofers. Good luck!


The Bleu said...

Congratulations on all A Counts and your post is evidence of GREATNESS!

with love from the Bleu

Mack said...

Congrats on your award!
Duck jerky is the best, isn't it?!

tula said...

Phantom woo are my hero! and furrrrrrrie sneaky tricking T & C out the door. blawaaahhha!

Guess woo got to do what woo got to do!
Congrats on the wonderful awards!


Remington said...

Congrats on your presents!

Amber-Mae said...

OOOH I bet Sugar's treats taste wonderful! Enjoy them!

Bobby said...

Treats from Sugar, so good.
We like all your good things
Duck Jerky yum yum.
Nice size for a drink the memorabilia mug.

Maggie Mae said...

YaY fur your award AND your treats from Sugar! :)

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Reilly / Bree said...

Mom was wondering how the meeting over the roof went - we are so pleased to read that everything is going to be fixed. We are glad too that the pack can settle down and just enjoy their home. Weren't those pawsome prizes!!!! And treats too - how lucky are you guys !

road-dog-tales said...

haha You gave us a bit of a challenge with your question - shepherd or sibe. But we love a challenge and did a bit of sleuthing since we don't really know any of those peeps or dogs in the photos (we just snagged them from articles we found). By process of elimination - we think this is the answer - "Everyone who knows Jan Larsen knows Frosty. A hulking, Husky of a dog, Frosty is Jan's constant companion." Apparently Jan is a freelance writer in Joliet. We could have sworn it was a shepherd at first!

The Road Dogs

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

Re # 5, I think Phantom is one very sneaky smart guy!!

Huffle Mawson said...

Those are a lot of cool prizes! My mum is glad the roof stuff is getting sorted out.

Beans4Biscuits said...

ALL of you sooooo deserve tons of blog awards. And yes, we think Phantom is super smart!!!

We are BIG jealous of those yumm looking snackums....we has to send the momma to check out the beautiful Sugar.

Sugar the Who


wow those gifts are wonderful and moreso are blog friends. We hope things were out in the end for you.
Woos woos I love woos

KB said...

I've missed you, OP Pack! I have a shaky connection right now but I wanted to say congrats on the awards! I'm glad that the roof work went so fast since I'm sure that it was really stressful! Our basement has been "under construction" since March with the slowest contractor ever working on it. Could your pack come here and be our "enforcers" to speed up the process?

Loved the outtakes the other day. Laughing!

Also loved the Phantom "interview". What a character!

Sally said...

Glad your Mom liked the pressies - we are so glad your 'Shared the love..'

We are drooling over them biscuits - they look positively scrummy!

Lots of licks
Sally and Paddy

Bailey Be Good! said...

Happy Saturday woofs & hugs!

~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl!)

Alien said...



ArtemisiaFSS said...

We are glad to hear Phantom is eating his usual amount.

Fenris would like to join Ciara and Thunder somewhere cooler. He has a glacier in the Canadian Rockies in mind. It is hotter then Hades here today and very humid as we got some much needed rain.

Oskar said...

It sounds like things are going pretty well except for the ruined special day. I am thankful for friends like you!

Nubbin wiggles,

Doris Sturm said...

Oh, congratulations on the Award! You guys are so funny, especially Phantom's cookie diversion tactic ;-) Very smart! Would that be the cookies from Sugar's mom? Gizzy doesn't eat anything sweet, nor fruit, only veggies and his food (barely!) He's a very finicky eater - always has been!

I'm glad the roof work is mostly done and will be finalized tomorrow. That will be a relief! Glad it all got done - that was important!

Have a wonderful weekend you guys and have fun!

Love ya,
Gizzy and his mommy ;-)

Cheyenne -Millie said...

Hey! My mom laughed about how Phantom gets Ciara and Thunder out of the house so he can go beg for cookies!

Those doggy biscuits sound interesting!

zoolatry said...

Whenever Thunder (and Ciara) get
ready to head out to Colorado, let
us know ~ we'll join them. Too hot, too humid.

Ailsa and Angel Brodie said...

Those treats look yummy. hope your roof is fixed soon.

sprinkles said...

Congrats on your award and the giveaway prizes. It's nice that you won a gift and that you mom won one too!

Thank you for your kind words about my father's passing. It meant a lot.

FiveSibesMom said...

Congrats on the well-deserved award!!! are one smart Sibe! ;-)

Hope all works out OK with the roof!