Thursday, August 11, 2011

Thankful on Thursday

Look at this beautiful Sunshine Award that we received from Au, Target, and Guido.

Thank you so much for sharing this award with us. That was very nice of you. And readers, you should really take the time to visit these awesome kitties.

We have to answer some questions and then pass them on to some other bloggers. We decided to let the Momster answer these questions for us.

01. My favorite color: Blue, no doubt about that.
02. My favorite animal: dogs!!!!
03. My favorite number: I have two: 4 and 7.
04. My favorite non-alcoholic drink: HOT tea.
05. Social media? Email and blog.
06. My passion: My family, both biped and quadriped.
07. Getting or giving presents? I cannot tell a lie - BOTH.
08. My favorite pattern? Paisley.
09. My favorite day of the week? Sunday.
10. My favorite flower? Roses.

That was easy now, wasn't it? If you would like to enjoy this Sunshine Award and answer some simple questions, please accept this award from us to you.

And look - another award!

We received this scrumptious looking award from Bert at the Four Legged Views blog. Bert has a great blog. If you don't know him and his family, be sure to click on the link above and pay him a visit.

There are a few rules for this award. Being sibes, we aren't always very good about rules, but we will do our best.

First, we must thank and link back to the furry who gave you this award.

Now THAT would be Bert and family - thank you very much from all of us in The OP Pack.

Second, we must share seven random facts about ourselves. We think we will let our newest pack member share some things about himself. Take it away, Lightning.

1. I am very happy to join the OP Pack and to have Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara as my siblings.

2. I am doing pretty well with my potty training. Mom just has to remember to take me out - she is the one who needs the training.

3. So far I have no interest in my new name. Before I came here, I was knows as Suds. That wasn't all that great either.

4. I have one blue eye and one brown eye, a very long body, legs, and tail. Mom says I am at that awkward stage where everything is out of proportion.

5. I get to go for my first visit to the V.E.T. tomorrow - Ciara tells me I might get shot - oh wait, she said a shot, whatever that means.

6. I may have been Thunder's big project, but he doesn't like me:(

7. I am also afraid of shoes, especially noisy black ones. Dad says he doesn't understand why I like him when he has his white socks or sneakers on, but run and hide when he comes in from work with his dress black shoes on.

8. Oops - I forgot I was only supposed to do 7. But I wanted to tell you that you usually see me outside with my leash dragging because I am skinny enough to fit through the fence, and slow Mom can catch me better by stepping on my leash.

That's about all I can think of now - besides something on the other side of this fence is very interesting.

Third, pass the award to 5, 10, 15, or any number (we made the number of awardees up - it is supposed to be 15) of special deserving bloggers. But that is too hard for us to do, so we are offering it to all of you deserving readers.

Mom couldn't believe it when she actually got this shot!!! Left to right, youngest to oldest and all looking at the flashy beast.

Happy Thursday to all.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning


BeadedTail said...

Oh we love, love, love that photo of all of you! Great shot Momster! Congratulations on your awards! We enjoyed learning more about your mom and you too Lightning! We wonder what's up with the black shoes but yet I squeal like a stuck pig if a woman with long blond hair gets too close to me and I'm not telling why.


24 Paws of Love said...

That last shot is priceless!! So sweet having them all together and looking at you. :)

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Great pics!! Lightening is a sweet little doll!!!
BRD & HOotie

T. Maxx said...

Ooohh!! That last pic is just BRILLIANT!!
Thanks Lightning, for sharing some info about yourself!
Have a great Thursday!!


Maggie and Mitch said...

Thunder will love you in time, Lightning. He's probably jealous of you!
What a great picture of the 4 of you!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

scotsmad said...

Fantastic group shot. We like Lightning better than Suds. Interesting to hear about you.

XXXOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

OH MY MY!!!!

Furst of all KNONGRATS!

Now...all those pikhs and fakhts - great!

BUT the last two shots are just the furry bestest!!!!


Mack said...

That 4 Sibey shot is PAWSOME!
And congrats on your colorful awards!!

PS: We know Thunder will come around soon!!!

Gus said...

Congrats on the awards, and to the momster for being a fab photographer

gussie n teka

Soggibottom said...

Another new pup comin through ......

What a cuddle bug.

What a pack of cuddle bugs.

What a great pic......

Lightening :-) Think I could keep you busy all day :-)

luvs Freya Rose Blossom X

houndstooth said...

That's a great family portrait, and I am NOT giggling over that orange thing under Thunder! I swear!

I think you're going to fit right in there, Phantom, and I bet Thunder will come along in time, too!

Congrats on the awards!


Sarge said...

Wow, two awards! That's pawesome. Congrats on both. Thanks for sharing some fun facts with us. Lightning is just about the cutest pup ever!!
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, COP

Amber DaWeenie said...

Congrats to all on the 2 awards. And so nice to learn more about you, Little Lightning! Bet you never get another pic like that last one.......fantastic!

SissySees said...

Love it all, but especially the family photo at the end. I have a hard enough time with TWO dogs...

Benny and Lily said...

Congratulations on your award. We like blue too. Flashy box mom did a good job getting that picture
Benny & Lily

Remington said...

I learning more about my friends! Thanks for sharing! You are afraid of black shoes....? That's ok....we are all a little afraid of something! Great pic!

Max the Quilt Cat said...

OMC... what a beautiful picture. Lightning looks like he's fitting right in. And, don't worry, little one, Thunder will like you soon enough.

Congrats on the awards OP Pack. Very deserving.

Have a great day.

pawhugs, Max

Reilly / Bree said...

Odd things scare the little ones - so it's okay not to like black shoes. The "THING" aka Denny never cared about Dads back stretcher until he moved it - then he went into his fiercest barking and growling ever. That was a great last photo - looks like phantom is really watching that treat your mom had her hand.

Hopefully you will get use to name....for some reason you don't look like a 'lightning though' we think Yeti would of been a good name :) :) :)

sagechronicles said...

Congrats on such neat new awards! Lightning is such a cutie--I bet Thunder is just waiting to see if he's sticking around. That was Toby's reaction at least.

Anonymous said...

CONGRATS on the Awards!!!!

I love the pics!

But the last one with the entire OP Pack in order of age is priceless!

woos, Tessa

Mrs. JP said...

That little pink tongue sticking out was my awwwww moment, along with the cute one of Thunder and Lightning.
I would suggest Dad take Lightning for a walk while wearing the dreaded black shoes so he associates them with something fun!

pam said...

Hey Lightning was you givin the raspberries to whoever was on the other side of the fence? Right on!!!

Bobo and Meja

♥I am Holly♥ said...

Congratulations on the awards!! Love the new things about Lightning! Really love the pictures very much!!! Lots of love, Debbie & Holly

Sue said...

Wow, all four in one shot. I'm still trying to do that. Thanks for letting us get to know you, Lightning. t sounds like you're starting to settle in. I'll bet TD will come around. He's probably feeling a little threatened by having another boy dog in the family.

Ginger Jasper said...

I just adore that last shot. All looking and sitting beautifuly. Congrats on two awards and loved reading all about you.. Hugs GJ xx

Stella said...

Let me join the admirers of the family shot! Handsome gang there!

We had a mini-schnauzer who had been kicked around by its first owner, who wore black shoes. She NEVER got over it. You never realize how many people wear black shoes either.

This is before my time here, but its Mom's story.


brooke said...

That last picture is perfect!
Funny about the shoes... I wonder what it is?

Sagira said...

Congrats on all your cool awards.
WOW...loving the last photo especially with them all in age order and all looking, good job mom!

Dory and the Mama said...

What a wonderful bunch of award for a wonderful pack!! We just LOVE the picture of you all...we think your Mama should frame it fur sure!!!

Dory, Jakey and Bilbo

Frankie Furter said...

OMD OMD... what a WONDERFUL post. Congratulations times TWO. You deserve BOTH of them.
Hey.. my mom likes Blue too!!!

Lightning you did a super job with your answers!!! Very imPAWsive fur one so young..

STELLA from Down Under said...

Hi Everybuddy, that last photo is amazing. Good on your mum for capturing it. Congratulations on your awards too. Well deserved for sure. Take care all. No worries, and love, Stella

Piappies World said...

That's a really picture perfect, shot, Momster!

Great timing for us to see the post and welcome Lightning into your pack. He is really looking so sweet and playful and we are more excited to see your updates. Thunder, you sure can do magic!

Congratulations on your pawesome awards!

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

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Congratulations on your awsome awards!!
We love to learn all the new things about you! That is so cool that you shared them with us!
The photos are fantastic... You really captured some beauties!

Wyatt said...

Wow! Love the group did that happen? BOL
You can send me that one for the fair if you like :)
We can either put each one of you on a ride, or find a really BIG ride that you can all fit on...haha!


Suka said...

Pawsome photo of your four! (hey, your mom's favorite number!) You pups rock to do that for your mom, sit in order and look at the flashy beast. Very cool! :->

Congratulations on your super awards! Both of them are well deserved! And Lightening/Suds, you did a fantastic job with your "7-8 Things" list. You are a very interesting pup, and I LOVE the photo of your little tongue sticking out! I just wonder what was on the other side of the fence that you were sticking your tongue out too?


p.s. I know Thunder loves you!

Kasha said...

Check out the gorgeous lady against the green green grass. You all look fantastic! Sunday is my favorite day of the week as well. Sorry I am such an absentee as well. Besides the kids, I've been helping my boss-man with his business endeavor of making and selling longboards. More on that later, but sorry for being such a horrible friend. Thanks for being my one and only reader :) I sure appreciate you folks!

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

All right. Now one at a time step forward...So long...farewell...auf weidersein...adeiu

Congratulation on the much deserved awards! We loved learning more about both momster AND Lightning.

And Lightning, give Thunder time, he might have conjured you but it doesn't mean he was ready for you to be real and in his face (believe me I KNOW)!

Shane Kent Louis said...

Congratulations on your awards too.You really deserve it! :)

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The Sprollies 'n' Border Collies said...

Hi Lightning!

Tucker The Crestie said...

Congratulations on your awards - they are well-deserved! We loved learning more about Lightning ... and we LOVE that last shot! Amazing that you were able to catch it!

jen said...

Congratulations on you award!
I loved learning more about Lightning! He already looks bigger:)

Bailey Be Good! said...

Congrats on your awards -- so very well deserving!

Love the photo of all of you!

Happy Friday woofs & hugs <3,

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

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

So fun to get to know Lightning a little better. So cute!!!

I don't want a puppy. I don't want a puppy. I don't want a puppy. ...

Au and Target said...

Oh what a cutie! Lightning must be a joy to have about; even for Thunder :-) The shoe thing is weird though.

I've got a piece in The Star, the Malaysian newspaper today that's a Living In Malaysia story like my blog. You can read it for free at

Berts Blog said...

I just love love love that last picture with all of you. It is a total keeper....


Asta said...

WOw Congwatulations to all of you fow those cool awawds
I loved weading about youw Mom and Lightning, how wondewful to stawt to get to know you.
I love that pictoowe of you wif youw little tongue out, I think that keeping the leash on fow now is a gweat idea..bettew be safe than get lost. and, Lightning, don't wowwy, I'm suwe Thundew will love you in time
smoochie kisses
pee ess that pictoowe of all fouw of you is pawsome

River said...

congrats on the awards! We can't get enough of Lightning! Great picture of all 4.

love & wags,

ArtemisiaFSS said...

That last picture was just pawsome with all of you together arranged youngest to oldest. Congrats to your Mom on getting the shot.

We thinks LIGHTENING is a big improvement over Suds. Bet you get a nickname soon that you will love. We also thinks that you will grow into your legs and fill out so you can't get through the fence. All of you are so pretty, you makes a very handsome family. And we bets Thunder will warm up to you eventually.

Cyber-sibes said...

Nice awards! And well-deserved! That's a bunch on interesting stuff there, Lightning. Great name, but it is a mouthfull- Mom's first kitty's name was Flash, maybe woo can borrow that if woo need a shorter nic-name? It goes with "lightning", don't woo think?

Don't worry about all that "awkward" stuff - woo look just perfect to us!

jack & moo

Sierra Rose said...

Hiiiiii!!!! Oh wow! FOUR smiling faces! Great great great! Loved this post, and so glad to catch up!

Sweet hugs,
Sierra Rose

rottrover said...

I'd be thankful just to get that shot!!

Thankyou for sharing about yourself, Lightning! Woo are too cute.

i don't want a puppy, i don't want a puppy, i don't want a puppy....

Deborah said...

I love that name, Lightning! I had a Springer Spaniel called Lightning when I was young. He was one of Dad's favorite dogs! I remembered that.
That is a great shot! My dogs NEVER sit long enough to get a good picture like this.
Congratulations on your awards!

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Golden Hello! Passing by to say Lots of Golden Thanks for your Barkday Wishes. I had a PAWSOME 10th Barkday! Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Great to be Thankful. Oh what a cute photo of Lightning. Golden Woofs

kira said...

how are you friend´s?!

Huffle Mawson said...

That last photo of you all is wonderful!

Huskee and Hershey said...

Congrats on your 2 awards!!

OMdoG.. so many great photos in this post.. We love the one of Lightning sitting by the fence (awwwww... he's adorable!) and of cos that last one where not 1, not 2, not 3, but ALL 4 of you looking straight at the camera! That's one awesome photo..

The Thundering Herd said...

What an awesome shot of everypup. Hu-dad would require a little Photoshop to pull that one off.

Stewey said...

Wonderful group shot!!!!

FiveSibesMom said...

Congrats on the well-deserved awards! And that bottom group photo - WOW! Gorgeous! You guys all pose so well, and I'm impressed with young Lightning's posing abilities! Great shot, hu-Mom!!!