Monday, June 18, 2012

Magical Monday

These two boys are enjoying a few last moments of  peace and quiet before . . .

Before what?     Before the pests return!

Thunder is really enjoying the cool breeze from the magic box in the floor while Phantom is conjuring up his imaginary pupmate - see him there in the window, look closely.   Not to mention the magical moments of peace and quiet.

And why is it so quiet?  Where are those other two?

Well, Mom and Dad were supposed to go away for a few days to a big national dance competition in Branson, MO for the two girl grandbipeds.  And the four of us were supposed to go to the vet's kennel for a few days.  So what happened?  Our Dad hurt his back.  Although he is going to be just fine (we hope), there is no way he could have managed the four hour drive to Branson and all the sitting at the competition. So Mom convinced him to stay home while she went by herself and met up with the rest of the family.  We two, Phantom and Thunder, got super lucky because Mom let us stay home to take care of Dad.  The two Pests, Ciara and Lightning, (OK, so Ciara isn't so much of a pest any more) had to go to the kennel.  We think it worked out really well.  Dad is a real pushover for food - shhh, don't tell Mom.  And Phantom was very happy to be able to stay in his comfy quarters.  Last year when the humans went away, he didn't eat anything for three days.  So although we wish Dad didn't hurt his back, we sure had a fun long weekend AND we didn't have to spend time with the groomer like Ciara and Lightning.

Meanwhile, these three had fun in Branson when the girls weren't dancing.  Here they are being silly with Yakov at Yakov's dinner theater.  The girls danced their hearts out and won three first place trophies and each of them qualified for the national shootout.  Their dance school walked away with lots and lots of trophies.

Don't forget, tomorrow is International Box Day - you can get all the details HERE or HERE.  Hope you can participate.

Woos, Phantom and Thunder

Pee Ess:  With our assistant away, we weren't able to comment on a lot of posts, but we did get to read most of them.  Hope everyone had a good weekend and a Happy Father's Day.


GOOSE said...

I have a phantom friend too when I look out the window. hummmm.
Congrats to the little ones.

Prancer Pie said...

What fun! We love it when the Mom's away and we're wif the Dad. He lets us eat stuff with him! Sounds like a great time. Concats to the bi-peds! xoxo

Princess Jasmine said...

What a shame your daddy missed the dance competition, we hope he feels better soon. Well done to the girls for winning their trophies :)xx

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

The old phrase that "every cloud has a silver lining" turned out to be true for you guys!

ZOOLATRY said...

Hip, hip, hooray for the DANCERS!

Hope DoggyDag is well real soon.

Molly The Wally said...

Hope daddy gets better soon.
Best wishes Molly

Mitch and Molly said...

Congratulations to the girls! That's awesome! We're happy that you and Thunder got to to stay home to nurse your dad, Phantom, and we hope his back feels better soon.

Love ya lots,
Mitch and Molly

Finn said...

I love that picture of the girls! Happy Box Day!!

Shawnee the Shepherd said...

Phantom and Thunder, you two is so lucky you has grandbipeds that be in Dancing with the Stars so you two get to stay home alone with Dad and get (shhhhhh) noms!

Priscilla said...

That's a picture which tells lots of stories! Hope your dad is feeling better and your mom has a lot of fun with other family members. You two are so lucky that you got to stay at home with a big mission - to take care of your dad .

jen said...

Oh No! I hope you Dad's back is better soon, we know that can certainly put a damper on any plans!

Love the picture of the grandkids! they are adorable!

Ginger Jasper said...

Firstly hope dad's back gets better soon. Then huge congratulations to those little beans and love that picture.. I bet Phantom was so glad to stay at home.The reflection picture is fab too.. HUgs GJ xx

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

I am VERY MUCH SORRY that your dad got HURT. BUTT outta every bAD thingy... good thingys come... YOU get to take CARE of him while your mom is away!!!

Casey said...

Congrats to the grand-bipeds, sounds like they did grrreat! It looks like the two of you are having a nice, relaxing time of it. Try not to gloat too much to the Pests when they come back.

Flo de Sendai said...

Hello, Husky friends !
We hope all is fine ?;0))

Licks from Nana & Uyanga in Japan.

Sam said...


We've done that before with my Dad - we've kenneled the overhappy dogs and left him with the mature sensible ones. My Dad would have been overwhelmed otherwise!


BeadedTail said...

We hope your dad's back feels better soon! It's too bad he missed the dancing but we bet he enjoyed a nice time with you two boys. Enjoy your time away from the youngins.


PeeS: Thank you for the well wishes for my vet visit later this morning. We all appreciate them!

ra husky said...

Hawoo! Sometimes #1 takes our little pest AKA Nanük out and Isis and I enjoy or peaceful snoozing! Play bows mates,


The Websters said...

Wow! Sounds like you had a perfect weekend!!!

Congrats to the girls!


Archie and Melissa said...

happy monday to all of you!

oh what fun you are having!

we know dad will feel better soon!

you are a very special pack!

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

Congrats to the bipeds! That's awesome!

Hope your pop is on the mend!

Ellen said...

Back aches are awful. Mine was acting up for several weeks off and on and I couldn't for the life of me figure out what I did. Then it was gone, just like that....

Hope that hubby / dad is better lickity split! Congrats on the trophies too...that big clown face of Yakov's it so funny. Your children are cute too!

Ruby said...

Yeah girls! Good luck, and have fun! Sorry Dad has back ouchies....feel better soon! Extra goodies is always fun....Mom's can be such meanies, huh?



Madi and Mom said...

I think I heard a collective sigh of relief and glee on must have been from Phantom and Thunder.
How is your Dad's back today?
We hope the dance convention was nice.
Hugs Madi your BFFF and Mom

harrispen said...

I thought Phantom was practicing for the nose print event in the Olympics. Sorry your dad hurt his back, but nice for you boys to be able to stay home and keep him company. Congrats to the kiddos for the great performances.


Suka said...

Sorry your dad hurt his back. That is no fun. We hope he gets better and is feeling better. Paws crossed!

Phantom, great photo! Your imaginary pupmate is cute! Thunder, you are doing what I would be doing, staying cool! So furry happy the both of you had such a fun time with your dad. Pest breaks are always good! ;->

Congratulations to the girls! Yay! Dancing is so fun and winning three first place trophies is pawsome! Great job!


NanaNor's said...

Hi you two, Sure praying your dad's back heals quickly; the good thing about back injuries(although they really hurt)about 95+% heal by themselves. I'm wondering what type of dance the girls do? Great job winning three trophies. I hope you were extra kind to your dad, he sure deserves it!Wags, Noreen & Hunter

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Rumour has it all the OP KS Pack is bakhk together -

AND napping it off!

PeeEssWoo: Khongrats to The Dancing Bipeds!!!

3 doxies said...

Dat is just terribles bout da dad's back...but at least ya'll gotted some good quality time tegedders withs him and Phantom
s furiend. I hope da dad is gonna be all betters lickity split!
Dat is so swesome bouts da grandbipeds! They has gots to be so full of da talents! I bet they is so excited too..


rottrover said...

Yay! For the bi-peds!

Bart and Ruby

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Oh no, your dad got hurt! We hope he feels better soon

Mr. Pip said...

I am always happy to be Phantom's imaginary friend! I bet the house was super quiet without Ciara and Lightning!

Hope the competition went well!

Your pal, Pip

Two French Bulldogs said...

stick dad in thebathtub and make him walk up and down. That is what the docmade my Lily do
Benny & Lily

T. Maxx said...

Bet you both do miss them!