Thursday, November 21, 2013

Being Thankful and Thoughtful



Phantom wants to thank all of you for the fantastic birthday wishes he received.  You are all so nice to celebrate with him.


Well, he told Mom to say thank you, he is having a sleep-in sort of day today.


Meanwhile, another of us decided he really wanted to be helpful and thoughtful - all for Mom!!!



C'mon, Mom - it's that time again - time for those exercises.  I am here to help you so it won't be so bad for you.




 I am right here to check the angle of that leg bend and stretch.




OK.  Now let's try the leg lifts.  I am here to be sure you keep that back flat.  No arching now.


Maybe this IS hard work.  Let's just take a little break, Mom, and maybe I will use your tummy for my pillow.



 OK, let's go, good power nap, now back at it.  Let's do those thingies using the rubber bands.  I think you have moved up to the blue ones now.  Last week was green.  Guess we must be doing something right.


I think your therapist will be happy with your progress today.  Now how about a reward for my thoughtful help?

 

I will even give you a cute pose:)

Woos - Lightning and sleepy Phantom

57 comments:

Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs said...

what would your Mom do without your help Lightning?

BeadedTail said...

Your mom is for sure going to get way better with you helping her out Lightning! We're glad that Phantom had a great birthday!

NanaNor's said...

You are the most thoughtful furbaby ever-helping your mom as much as you do. So glad that Phantom partied and is resting today.
Stay warm, you'd love all the white stuff here.
Wags, Noreen & Hunter

stellaroselong said...

Aw what great pictures you guys are so beautiful!!
stella rose

Sue said...

I have to lock myself in the bedroom to do exercises. I have all ten trying to sit on me and help. That gives a new meaning to weight lifting.

Marg said...

That must be comfy for Phantom to lie in that carrier with his back up against the side of it. Our dog Jasmine who has now gone to the bridge, really liked to lie flat up against the wall.
Glad you all are such a big help to the Mom with her exercises. We are sure it helps her a lot.Take care.

Stewey said...

Oh, I'm so sorry that I missed Phantom's birthday. HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY, PHANTOM! Hope it was pawesome! And Lightning, what a great exercise helper you are for your Mom! I think you deserve a bunch of treats for your kindness :)
Stewey

Susie and Sidebite said...

Bet that sure made the exercise a LOT easier, well the cute pose was worth it!

The Mad Scots

Madi and Mom said...

Lightning if my mom had a trainer as handsome as you she said she'd exercise all day long.
Since today is true confession I can tell you Mom just told you a fib!
Not about your handsomeness that is true! but about exercising
Hugs Madi your bfff

KB Bear said...

I can see that Phantom is recovering from all that partying! I can also see that some sweet person put a towel under his head to make it like a soft pillow. How sweet!

Way to go Lightning! You're really stepping up, big boy! I have a trainer who's a lot like, except that he's jet black. Do you and R exchange notes on how to coach your humans when they do their back exercises? I hope so. I'm so happy to see you being helpful.

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

Just WHAT would your mom do without YOUR HELP.

the booker man said...

lightning,

good job, dude! the hoomans have a short attention span when it comes to the exercisin'. you kept your mama workin' hard! pro tip: if your mama tries to wuss out like mine and bends over panting, give her a goose with your gooey nose. works every time! TEEHEEHEE.

*woof*
the booker man

Rebekah said...

A good friend always helps you workout!

Jenn said...

How nice of you to help your mom out, Lightning! And it seems like you had a great birthday, Phantom! We're sure you needed a nice long nap after all that partying. :)


Nola said...

You're a good helper! Mom just LOVES it when I try to help her with yoga. After all, I'm an expert at down dog. ;)
Nola

Brian said...

Y'all are just the best looking helpers ever!

Linda said...

With eyes like yours Lightning how could your Mom resist doing what you say.


xo Cinnamon

Taffy said...

Lightning, I think you make those exercises so much better and easier for your mom. Apparently I need to find a new mom since we missed Phantom's birthday. And to think, Mom tells me that Phantom has a special place in her heart....how could she let me miss his birthday? Happy belated birthday, Phantom! I hope you got some extra snuggle time!

The Websters said...

LIghtning...I also just love helping people exercise. They just can't seem to do it well enough on their own.

Nora

Duncan said...

Wow! That's the way to make exercising fun --- hire a fluffy assistant to supervise!!

Berts Blog said...

Now who could resist doing excersies with you as their cheerleader.

chicamom85 said...

Good job Lightning! I like to help my Mommy with her back exercises too.

Happy Birthday Phantom!!!

BOL BOL

Mommy feels bad she missed her favorite boys birthday, I hope it was fun and happy.


Loveys Sasha

Dory and the Mama said...

Isn't helping Mamas with exercises the FUNNEST!! We just love to help Mama with her Doga!!! Funny tho, she doesn't seem to appreciate it much ;-)

Smileys!
Dory and her Brothers

harrispen said...

OMD! I help my dad with his exercises too. For some reason he is always trying to get me to leave him alone.

Walter

GOOSE said...

You should start your own business. Personal trainer.
Blessings,
Goose

Jo's World said...

Lightning! All the time I thought you were a self=absorbed,
playboy kind of dog. Now I see you working on exercises with your Mom and that is a very good thing!

Maybe tomorrow Phantom will be up and about and can give you some pointers on this kind of thing.

Cheers,
Jo, Stella and Zkhat

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

What an awesome personal trainer you are Lightning! Let's get momster back in tiptop shape so she doesn't hurt anymore.

Sweet dreams, Phantom. We are doing the same on this cold and rainy day.

24 Paws of Love said...

Happy Belated Birthday Phantom!! Sorry we missed it, but I hope it was a good one. (besides the vet visit)

You are quite the little helper there Lightning! That is just AWESOME the way you help your mom!!

The dogs never help me like that, but Boxer the cat cheers me on for moral support. :)

Molly The Wally said...

Lightning how could mum do her exercises without you? We should start calling you coach. Hugs and kisses to sweet Phantom from Ancient Pip. She says you can't get too many naps at our age.
Have a fabulous Friday.
Best wishes Molly

Dip-Dip and the Bridge said...

We couldn't think of a cuter exercise coach if we tried. If you were here perhaps Mum would actually DO some exercise, he he.
Dip Bridge and Elliot x

Frank The Tank said...

Hi Lightning and Phantom!
I'm glad that Phantom is recovering after his Birthday, he looks so very cute all cuddled up sleeping! Mum just got a new and scarf hat combo that looks like a wolf, I think she wants to join your pack like I have, she is jelly of our sexy sibe-ness!
Lightning you are so helful, you are a great motivator and spotter for your Momma to do her excercises! I help my mum too, when she does her sit-ups I lean over and kiss her, it helps her count them! Lightning you have such beautiful eyes, I say it time and time again but you really are GORGEOUS!
Have a great day, love,licks and woos from your pack member Frank xxxxx

easyweimaraner said...

What would our people do without us?
I can't imagine that :o)

The Florida Furkids said...

Good job! We hope you got lots of treats for being so helpful!!

The Florida Furkids

Cocoa and Melon said...

Good for you, Lightning! We're glad your Mom has you.
Cocoa and Melon

Two French Bulldogs said...

I make mom do those leg exercises on me too, BOL
Lily

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs http://atcad.blogspot.com/ said...

Wow you are a wonderful personal fitness trainer Lightning. We need you around here.

onespoiledcat said...

Oh I think poor Phantom is all partied out from his birthday celebration! As for you, Lightning, how very kind of you to help your Mom with her exercises! I hope you got a bit of a treat for that hard work.

Kitty Hugs, Sammy

Arno Vom Altvilstal said...

You are so kind, dear Lightning, and you made a very good job! I bet your mom had a lot of fun doing her exercises!
Love to you all
Arno

Mollie said...

Oh that was too funny.. Phantom all partied out BOL xxoxx

Mollie and Alfie

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

Lightning, you clearly have a great career ahead of you as a personal trainer!

Woofs,
Tommy

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

OH Wow! What a helpful boy that Lightning is!!!

I've been doing the plank challenge with a group on Facebook and they all say their pups lay on top of them! I'm glad Mabel is to the point she ignores me on the floor!

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Howdy Lightning, wowza we didn't know you were a pawsonal trainer. With your help your mum will be feeling grreat real soon. Sorry we are late but we're sending Phantom a big Happy Birthday and hugs and slobbers. We hope you had a wonderful day helping him celebrate. Take care everybuddy. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

Sam said...

Happy belated birthday!

Monty and Harlow

Wyatt said...

It's fun to help the peeps with their floor exercises! We do Yoga sometimes...mostly I just roll around and laugh at my mom...she is NO GOOD at the "downward dog" pose.

Happy Belated Barkday to Phantom!

♥♥♥
Wyatt

Bailey Be Good! said...

Sending lotsa woofs & huggies to everyone! <3

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

Soggibottom said...

Just catching up, sorry guys, a bit late, WOW. 15. A VERY HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY PHANTOM. AND MANY MORE OF EM YOUNG LAD. Loves :-) x x x

Swami Zoe said...

Oh Phantom, happy belated birthday! We are so sorry we missed it. Mama says some blogs have not been showing up in the Reader even though we follow you. Lots of loving woooooowooooooos to youwooowooo! Zoe's brofur Ku http://haikubyku.com

Jeanne Pursell said...

You are such a big help to your mom! Happy Belated Birthday!
Xo Chloe and LadyBug

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Misaki @ misadventuresofMisaki said...

Lightning you are a fabulous personal trainer!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

How thoughtful of you to help your mom with her physical therapy exercises.

sagechronicles said...

With your help, your Mom won't need a physical therapist!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Your helping your mommma soooo very nuch- what a good little inspirer you are!
love
tweedles

savannahspawtracks.com said...

I read this post, I commented..I thought Lightening did such a great job helping Mom and I wished Phantom a most happy, happy Birthday...but I must have done something wrong...my comment is not here and I am very sorry...bless you Phantom...paw hugs, Savannah

Katz Tales said...

Awww, all so sweet! We've missed you! Happy Belated Birthday.

Laika said...

What a cute pack, and Lightning is a super fitness dog :-)

Priscilla Phang said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Phantom! I'm sorry that I missed your birthday; my mom has been in her dreamy land for some time and I'm trying to push her a bit lately.
You're such a great helper, Lightning! Did you get lots of treats for being so sweet?

~Eva