Thursday, December 15, 2011

Thankful on Thursday

A great time of the year to be thankful! And we have lots of reason for thanksgiving.

Look at all the cards we have received from our blog friends in the mail.

And this doesn't include all the beautiful e-cards and Smilebox cards we have received as well. You are all TERRIFIC!!!

Here is a closer look.

I have more reason to be thankful. Today Mom took me to the vet. Well, I am not really thankful for THAT. But it was time for my annual exam. I saw one of my favorite vets, and he gave me some very gentle tummy rubs and ear scritchies. I even got a couple of treats. Now he did steal some of my blood and he poked me a few times with those pointy needles. But it really wasn't too bad. All in all, Mom said it was a pretty good report. I have lost a couple of pounds, but it's OK because I had put on some in the fall. I am still a tiny bit higher than I was in the summer. My teeth are good. My heart ticker and my lungs are sounding pretty good for a 13 year old. I do have a lot of lumpy bumps all over me. Some are still concerning, but most of my newer ones were just cysts that the vet was able to aspirate and drain. I also got some Deramaxx to try to see if it will help my back legs. They like to give out on me and that doesn't feel so good. The only advice my vet pal had for me was to eat, eat, eat.

Mom had to write a very big check to pay for all of it, but she said she was happy with how things went. I am just hoping that's it until next year:)

Woos, Phantom


Huffle Mawson said...

That's definitely enough torture for one year, Phantom! I'm glad you got a good report. You must have studied hard to get such excellent results.

Deborah said...

That is good news!!!! I had the same big check too today!
You got lots of nice cards! I miss doing that this year!!!

Nola said...

Good news! That's a lot of cards
Dachshund Nola

Remington said...

WOWZERS! 13 years old! How awesome is THAT! I am happy all went well at the vets. I sure like seeing mine. However -- I usually have to LOSE weight.... I can't help it I don't like to exercise....oh, I mean -- I have a desk job....what can I say....

Remington said...

Aren't all these cards GREAT!


We think those cards are great. Good news at the V-E-T's is always welcomed too!!

The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

pee ess- with everything going on lately, we haven't visited much but we promise we will start coming by regularly again!

Stewey said...

You sure are thankful on Thursday!
Lots of cards and a clean bill of health - that's alot to be thankful for!

Amber DaWeenie said...

It feels so good to have lots more cards den da peeps! :o)

Sowie you had to see da dogter, but now you nose you is healthy. Jus' start eating more (Dat not a problem for me at eats everyting in my sight) BOL

rottrover said...

We're thankful that your vet visit went so well, Phantom. And we're also very thankful for all of our cards!! What fun this is!!

-Bart and Ruby

Marianne Pysh said...

Christmas cards are wonderful! I subscribed to a boxer Christmas Card exchange, and every day I come home and find pictures of boxers in my mailbox! It's a wonderful way to end the day! Merry Christmas!

Sue said...

My vet should have a good Christmas. We've handed over enough green paper to him in the last two weeks.

I can't get Tsar to eat. He hasn't eaten since Sunday and I've tried everything I can think of. Any off the wall suggestions that you've learned from Phantom?

Jan's Funny Farm said...

How neat to get all those cards from friends. And we're glad you got a good report from the vet. That will make your mom's Christmas.

Linda said...

The look on Phantom's face is priceless. "Hey, no goodies for me!"

So sorry to hear the back legs have a mind of their own sometimes. Take care of yourself.

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Mom says she was SOOOOO furry happy to see the pupdate during her time at The GKP!

I think this khalls fur a celebration!

PeeEssWoo: Khongrats on the khool khards too!

T. Maxx said...

Hi there phantom!
Glad to know that all went well at the V! ;)
Wow look at all those cards!! Lucky woos!!
Indeed so much to be thankful for!!

P.s - hi to the rest of the pack!
Mom's trying to make me lose weight now..;( heeelp...!!!

Anonymous said...

Hey Phantom!

I sure love gettin lots of cards too! It sure is pawsome!

I am so happy that your dawgtor appt went so well. All I can say is eat lots of that duck jerky! That stuff is PAWSOME!

woos, Tessa

FiveSibesMom said...

Phantom, that is excellent news to have a good vet report! Yay! You're looking mighty handsome in your pics...those are some nice holiday cards! I hope you get ours soon too, we finally got them from the printer and sent them out at the end of last week. :-) Tell Mom "hello" and that we hope she keeps on feeling stronger every day!

BeadedTail said...

Those are a lot of cards! Our mommy hasn't even started thinking about cards yet but hopefully she at least gets us presents!

Phantom, we're glad you got a good report at the vet! We hope the Deramaxx helps your legs and we certainly hope you eat more. Many hugs to you handsome boy!

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Hi Phantom, we are so glad you are ok. Your Vet sounds nice except for stealing your blood. That's ok though cause you got good scritches. Take care beautiful. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

Berts Blog said...

Thats a pretty darn good report to get from your Vet. Jamie likes her deramxx, she says it really helps her feel better and walk more strongly.

Hope you are all having a wonderful HOliday time.


Two French Bulldogs said...

you are having a lot of fun sorting out your beautiful cards
Benny & Lily

Nola said...

I gave you an award!
Dachshund Nola

24 Paws of Love said...

So glad to hear the good news Phantom. And look at all that love you've got spread out on the table. :)

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Oh I love to hear when my friends have such good vet reports! Hip Hip Horray! Your doing good!
And look at all those awsome Christmas wishes that have come to your home. And of course the many email wishes too

scotsmad said...

Eat, eat, eat! You have to love a vet that gives that kind of advice!

Glad everything is going well.

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

We see our card got there!

bichonpawz said...

Hey! We see our card there too!!! Phantom, we are so very happy that your vet visit went well!!! Congrats!!! Chloe had a bump aspirated last week too...not fun...but as long as it is not causing problems, that's a good thing! We totally love all of your cards...and we sure are enjoying seeing all of our furiends smiling faces!!! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Now THAT news makes our day, Phantom!

Keith Andrea said...

.,aw aw you have lots of too I have already collected lots of cards from friends.

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the_Dogfather said...

congrats phantom, you passed with flying colours! ;). and we received the pack's x'mas wishes, thank woo so much!

Anonymous said...

Oh Phantom, I went to the vet too for my annual shots. It was ok though. And it wasn't too expensive either. Glad you are ok.


Au and Target said...

Well Phantom, all we can say is that there's another Turkey day coming up so you should have plenty of tempting treats in your bowl! Keep it up, darling. Paw hugs from all of us.

Maggie and Mitch said...

This is awesome news to wake up to, Phantom! We love the part about the eat, eat, eat! Go for it!
What beautiful cards and so many of them!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Anonymous said...

Hurray for Christmas Cards! :D Mom finally got mine in the mail. Sheesh! You will hopefully get it before next year ;)

Waggin at ya,

Ruby and Penny said...

What a great Christmas pressie from the vet Phantom. We are so happy that you are doing so well. We take a supplement everyday in the hopes of keeping our backs strong.
We love all your cards.
Love Ruby & Penny

Gus said...

Phantom, that is prolly the best present you could give your Mom. We are glad you and the vettie get along. We like ours OK except for the needle thing.

gussie n teka

Anna the GSD said...

Yay! Good news! Duncan has a lot of "doggy cellulite" too. Has your mom ever tried Ester C for your arthor-itis? It helps Duncan tons!!

Mrs. JP said...

Look at all the cards. I love Christmas cards--a personal note is so cheering.
I'm glad that Phantom got a good report and we're hoping the the new meds will help his hips and legs.

SissySees said...

Hoorah for the good report!

We love Christmas cards too. Ours all live in a big red basket.

sprinkles said...

Wow, that's a lot of cards! I haven't been to the mailbox in several days so hopefully I have a few waiting for me there.

I'm so glad your checkup went so well, Phantom. The vet always seems to want a big check when I take my boys there too. When my cat was sick and going to the vet a lot, my friend said the the kitteh was on the Mercedes plan. As in, the vet must've wanted a new Mercedes so he kept telling me to bring kitteh back so he could charge me lots of green papers for the new car.

KB said...

That's great news for you and for all of us, Thunder. Now, please eat for all of us!

Anonymous said...

*waves* Hello new friend! I am Rumpy the Malamute and I am happy to meet you guys. I am happy to hear you are doing well.


I always think of you and each year so glad you are doing well. Umm about the eating... I can show you how it works... hee hee

houndstooth said...

Phantom, I'm glad it all went okay. I know once we dogs get to a certain age, our humans like to do lots of fussing over us!


The Thuglets said...

Phantom great news on your vet check up. Make sure you eat eat EAT!

Big nose pokes
The Thugletsx