Sunday, November 20, 2011

A Special Day for a Special Boy

Psssst, Phantom. Hey buddy, time to wake up!

Woo Hoo, open those baby blues - you don't want to sleep
this day away.

"Me? Sleep the day away? I will if I want."

"Give me another five minutes. Hit that snooze button."

"OK, you win, but it better be for something good."

"Really? How can that be? Thirteen??? Me??? Wow, even I am amazed. Happy Birthday to me."

"Since the Momster is still working on recovery, I think I will be happy to spend the day with my pack. Ciara is great company as we enjoy a sunpuddle together."

"Thunder and I can survey the kingdom from atop the deck. He is a great brother and always has my back."

"And yes indeed, even the little (?) guy Lightning can share some time with me."

"So that's what you woke me up for? Today is my birthday. Today I am 13 years young. I trust there will be something tasty in my bowl tonight? How about a nice steak and maybe a side of pasta with a tiny touch of sauce? That would make my day."

So there you have it, not exactly the super party we were planning, but Mr. Phantom will be quite content with some happy wishes for him today.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Pee Ess: Momster update. We are happy to report that things are much improved. The pain has subsided substantially and the nerve issue is calming down. It is probably due to a combination of the healing process and the physical therapy. She still has a long road ahead, but at least there is improvement. We all want to thank you for your warm thoughts for her and for the many beautiful cards she has received. It is still a challenge and very time-consuming to type with one hand. So for now our blog activity will continue to be curtailed a great deal. We thank you for understanding.


Miley said...

Happy Happy Birthday!!!! Hope you get that juicy steak you are wishing for! Glad mom is doing better!

Sagira said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to a very special boy! We <3 you and are so happy you are doing well on your lucky 13th Birthday. Enjoy your yummy birthday dinner tonight my friend.

Glad to hear that mom is feeling better as well. :)

Ginger Jasper said...

Happy Birthday to a very special woofie, I hope you get that steak and enjoy it. glad to hear mum is recovering a little more and so hope she continues to do so. Sending love.. Hugs GJ xx

The Thundering Herd said...

Happy Birthday, Phanton. Thirteen is totally awesome and you're surrounded by great family to celebrate it with.

Tucker The Crestie said...

Happy Birthday, Phantom! (I hope your mom feels better soon, too!)

Princess Jasmine said...

Happy Birthday my lovely woofie friend. You are now officially a teenager. Let the fun begin giggle. We sure hope your mumster keeps improving every day. She is so lucky to have you all there to keep her company :)xxxxxxxxx

scotsmad said...

Sounds like a wonderful way to spend a birthday! Happy Birthday, Phantom. Thirteen!!!! You only look seven.

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra, Bella & Roxy

Glad the Momster is improving.

K9 Katastrophie said...

Happy Birthday Phantom!!!!! You are so special!!


dw said...

Happy Birthday, Phantom! Surely a special day that you don't want to sleep away (well, at least not all of it!!)! Have a Phantastic Day!!!

ra husky said...

Happy birthday huskerboo! It's an honor to call woo a furiend!


BeadedTail said...

Happy 13th Birthday Phantom! We hope you enjoy your day! We're sending lots of smooches from all of us! We're glad the Momster is feeling better too! Thanks for the pupdate!

rottrover said...

Happy Birthday, beautiful boy!! Enjoy your special day!!

Your furiends,

-Bart and Ruby

An English Shepherd said...

Happy Birthday, have a great time :-)

Huffle Mawson said...

Happy birthday Phantom! You don't look a day over 8. Still super handsome. said...

Happy birthday to woo, happy birthday to woo!

Hyssy, virus, Gummi and Bajas

Tucker, Daisy and Leo said...

Happy birthday, Phantom. Hope there are lots of yummy things tonight.

Tucker and Daisy

brooke said...

Happy 13th Birthday Phantom!!!

Maggie and Mitch said...

Happy 13th birthday, Phantom! We hope you get that special dindin. You deserve it!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Boondocks Love Shack Pack said...

Happy, happy, happy barkday, Phantom!!!

We are glad to hear your mom is recovering. Hope she is all better very, very soon so she can enjoy Thanksgiving and Christmas!!

Boondocks & The Love Shack Pack

Sam said...

Happy Birthday, Phantom!


Ruby and Penny said...

Happy 13th Birthday Phantom. What a special occasion, you definately don't want to sleep the day away.
Enjoy your special supper.
Love Ruby & Penny
Pees - if you feel like a snow, come on up to Camp 2 Mini Dachshunds for a birthday romp in the snow.

Biloxi and Siber-sibs said...

Happy 13th Birfday Phantom! Woo look so furry young.
Enjoy your special supper and hope woo gots lots of special treats with whip on top.


pee-ess-woo: Glad to hear your momster is doing much better.

Linda said...

Happy Birthday Sweet Baby.

♥ Cinnamon

The Slimmer Puggums and the mamas said...

Happy Birthday Phantom! Wesa hopes you have many more!!
Much Luvums from your pals down south,
The Slimmer Puggums
George, Gracie, Toby, Lily, and Mimi

Yoda, Brutus & Ellie said...

Happy Birthday Phantom!! We hope you got that steak sandwich :)

Pugs & Kisses,

Yoda, Brutus & Ellie

Moondance Huskies said...

Happy Barkday Phantom!!! You are looking great! Hope you had a wonderful Barkday and that you DID get something special in your supper dish. We hope you have many more happy birthdays. Enjoy!!
We are also glad to hear that your Momster is "on the mend". Make sure everyone in the pack pitches in to help her!

Hugs & Howls,
Skye, all the Moondance Huskies, kitties and mom Joan

sagechronicles said...

Happy, happy birthday Phantom! What a special day for you. You have a wonderful family that I know threw you the best birthday party ever. And I know you've been giving your Mom some extra special licks to help her continue to get better really soon!!

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Dearest Phantom, we wish you a day as relaxed and as mellow as you are...filled with gentle time spent with loved ones, some special treats (don't forget the duck jerky for dessert), and opportunities to just remember and think. We ask the Universe to bless your "new" year with health, comfort, bounty, peace...and always love. The White Dog Army

Bailey Be Good! said...

Happy Happy Birthday woofs & hugs, Phantom!! You and Nala are the same age just two days apart!! We're sending you lotsa birthday wishes your way!! :)

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

Reilly / Denny Cowspotdogs said...

Happy Birthday old blue eyes - we still see the sparkle is those baby blues and you are one handsome dude

Just Ramblin' said...

Happy Happy Birthday! : ) Looks like a great day to me. : )

Painter Pack said...

Happy birthday!!! And glad to hear the mom is feeling some better!!


FiveSibesMom said...

"Happy Birthday to woooo, Happy Birthday to woooo, Happy Birthday sweet Handsome Phantom...Happy Birthday to wooooo!" as howled by the FiveSibes™!!! Looks like you had a nice restful day with your pack! And what a great present, to have news that hu-Mom is starting to feel a tad better! Husky hugs for the Birthday boy!!!

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Happy Phantom Day!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That is khwite the pawesome age!

Thanks fur letting us share some of your special special day!

PeeEssWoo: Great news on The Momster's paw too!

Frankie Furter said...

HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY 13th. BIRFDAY TO YOU PHANTOM!!!! I think it was a perfect way to celebrate... just takin thingys EASY and stuffs.

jen said...

Happy 13th Birthday Phantom!!
We hope you had a nice and relaxing day doing whatever you please!

I am glad to hear that your Mom is feeling better too:)

Maggie Mae said...


Happy 13th Barkday my furiend! I sure hopes you had a most wunderful day today! :)

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae and Max

PeeS We is doin' da boxer wiggle butt happy dance cuz your sweet momma is feelin' better!

houndstooth said...

Happiest of Birthdays, Phantom! We are glad that you got to spend the day the way you wanted to. We're also very happy to hear that the Momster is on the mend!



Happy Birthday Phantom! We hope you get that steak for dinner. We're glad to hear the Momster is feeling a bit better too.

The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Happy Birthday Phantom
You are so beautiful and we love looking at the photos that you always share with us,
We hope you get something tasty to eat today.

We keep your mom in our thoughts and prayers,

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Happy Birthday Phantom. Wow whee 13. You look fabulous. We hope you have a wonderful day and get spoilt and get lots of treats. Special birthday hugs to you from mum. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory P.S. we are glad to hear your mum's arm is feeling better too x x

Two French Bulldogs said...

what a special day, Happee Birthday
Benny & Lily

Shane Kent Louis said...

Happy Birthday Phanton! We wish you all the best and have a good health! God bless You!

It's all About Pet Fences | Dog Fence

Sue said...

Woo woo woooo!!! That's happy birthday Phantom in our language.

We hope you got your great dinner tonight. Noah did a little counter surfing and gobbled down half of Dad's lasagna before anyone noticed. He says he'd share with you if you were here.
Morgan, Tsar and the Porties

Ms. ~K said...

A very special day indeed...glad you decided not to sleep the day away...

I'm so happy to hear Mom is improving...I know how frustrating it must be especially during this busy time of year...just try and take it easy...

Wyatt said...

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday dear Phantom....big finish, Happy Birthdaaaaay tooooo YoUUUUUUUU!

Wyatt and Stanzie

T. Maxx said...

Happy Happy Barkday to woo Phantom!!!
May you be blessed with many more good happy healthy years to come!!! Hoooooowwwwwllllll..!!!!

Maxx and family

The Thuglets said...

Happy 13th Birthday Phantom! You are such a handsome chappie.
We hope you had a lovely restful day and everyone spoilt you.
So pleased to read the Momster is improving. Lots of pawsative thoughts.

Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

River said...

Happy Barkday Phantom! 13 is a good age.

love & wags,

bichonpawz said...

Happy 13th Birthday Phantom!!! We are sending you lots of hugs and kisses!! Hope your mom is feeling better each and every day....AND we hope you get some extra special treats in the bowl tonight!!
xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

sprinkles said...

Happy Birthday, Phantom!!! Wow, 13 in human years is 91 in dog years. I hope your day was as special as you are.

Glad to hear the mumster is doing so much better. Continuing to keep y'all in my prayers.

Happy Thanxgiving!

Roo said...

Happy Birthday Phantom! Looks like you had just a wonderful day! :) Yay!

Glad to hear your Mom's wrist is feeling much better! Wahoo! :)

Happy Thanksgiving to you all :D

Waggin at ya,

Madi and Mom said...

Happy Belated B-day Phantom!!! OMD and OMC I hope I look as good as you do at 13!!! I'm not far behind you. I'll be 10 in March.
I think our Moms need to slow least that is what my human sister told my mom last night. She said and I quote, "Ma (that is what she calls uncool MOL) you are a human hummingbird you do everything too fast slow down!!!
Hugs to you, my handsome blue eyed friend, and your sibs and mom

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

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, PHABULOUS PHANTOM! Thanks for all the great photos of you today! Enjoy every minute of the celebration

And good news about your Mom's recovery!

Tommy (and all the gang too!)

SissySees said...

Happy birthday, Phantom! Happy healing to the Momster too.

Mrs. JP said...

Wow,,,Happy birthday to Phantom.
It's such good news to hear that you are healing.

Sarge said...

Hey Phantom!
Wow, HAPPY BARKDAY BUDDY! Being 13is pawesome. I hope you had an amazing day and I'm wishing you a wonderful year. Lots of healing thoughts to your peep so she feels better. Great pix of you and everyone.
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, COP

Steffi said...

Hope you had a wonderful birthday, Phantom! You are looking great and glad to hear that your mom is feeling better.

- Starbuck, Nari and Alpha

Stewey said...

Hope you had a happy birthday, Phantom! And, hope your mom continues to heal!

HoundDogMom said...

Happy Birthday Phantom! Sniffs, The HoundDogs

Soggibottom said...


Great to hear it mom XXX

Holly Loves Art said...

Happy birthday Phantom! And such great news about Momster! Just in time for Thanksgiving!

Sapphire said...

Happy birthday!
Wishing your mom a speedy recovery.
Kisses and hugs to all you four leggeds.

Ruby's Raiser said...

Happiest of birthdays to an incredibly special boy! Hope your mom is doing well and that the steak fairy paid everyone a visit last night. :)

Stella said...

Happy Birthday, Phantom! You know that 13 is the new 9 don't you? You stay just as handsome as you are and doing great!

Hooray for the Momster and things getting better with her paw. We will look forward to more reports like that!

Stella , Mom and Zkhat

Au and Target said...

Happy Birthday, Phantom! We hope you got your paws on some of those treats you were angling for. Good to hear your mummy is getting better. Poor thing: sore paws are the worst because every time you touch something, it hurts!

Pippa said...

Feliz Cumpleanos you gorgeous Phantom.

Did I say that Misery had a bad arm/hand/shoulder/wrist etc when I pulled her over once upon a time? Probably.

But things do get better.

And we give your mom a special tiny Pippakiss for always taking the time to come by us.

She is one top person.


Remington said...

Happy Happy Happy Birthday! I hope you had a great day! Take good care of your mommy!

Kari in Vegas said...

Happy Birthday!

Stop on by for a visit

Tessa the Maltese said...





You look pawsome!

I sure is happy to hear that your Mom is doing a tad better!

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

woos, Tessa

Bailey Be Good! said...

Dropping off to wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you are all doing well, and hope your mommy is feeling better! :)

Woofs & hugs, <3

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

Paco,Milo, Maya and mommy Simona said...

Happy happy happy belated barkday dear Phantom!!!!!
You look sooooooooooooo handsome!!!
Sure you had a great day with your wonderful siblings and your mommy!!!!
Would love were there celebrating with you!!!
We wish you all the best in your life 'cause you're very very very special!!!
And we love you tons!!!
Sweet golden hugs and lics and kisses from us and mommy!!!

Sychoberians said...

Happy Birthday Phantom, you are Mahvelous.

Remy and Flash

Berts Blog said...

I never saw anyone who had as many Birthday wishes as you Phantom.

You are like the coolest in Blogvielle.

Hope you got the steak you wished for.


Bert & My Vickie

Holly and Khady said...

Ha wooooo's and Happy birthday my friend! I'm sorry I have been away so long. This new interloper we have is taking up a lot of time.

I must say, you look darn pawsome for 13! That's our Samuel's age too. And, I can't believe how much Lightning has grown. I watched the video of him and Ciara running around the yard. How fun!!! Khady is trying real hard to teach Lean the same trick!

Hope your mom is healing up quickly and that you all have a wonderful, safe and Happy Thanksgiving!


Cyndi and Stumpy said...

Happy birthday, Phantom! It was worth disturbing your beauty sleep so we could celbrate with you and your pack!

So glad your mom is seeing/feeling some improvement!

ArtemisiaFSS said...

Happy Belated Birthday Phantom, we are sorry we are late visiting. Hope you got that steak in your bowl.

Glad to hear the Momster is recovering. We thinks if she spends enough time napping with you she will feel better in no time.

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

Happy Belated to Phantom! I'm sure he enjoyed himself!

You know, every injury I've suffered...still flares up from time to time. I still have a "catch" in my stitches from my foot surgery almost a decade ago. My spider bite from two years ago...still tingles!

Mr. Pip said...

Oh boy, I can't believe I missed your birthday!!!! I am so sorry, Phantom. I hope you had the most wonderful day ever!!!

I am so sorry to hear about your mom's injury. I missed this, too. Hope she is recovering and not in too much pain. My assistant will receive two black marks for missing these important posts.

Your pal, Pip

Thor and Jack said...

Happy Birthday Phantom!

Thor and Jack

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

Happy birthday Phantom! We hope you had a great day and aren't being too sassy since you're a teenager now.

Steve and Kat