Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Woeful Wednesday

It was with great sadness that we learned today about the passing of our friend Ginger Jasper.  He and his Mum have been our very good friends for a long time.  GJ has fought so long and so hard to give his Mum and Dad more time with him.  We are so sorry for Carol and Barrie, but we know that Ginger Jasper is now in a beautiful place free of pain and illness.

Soft woos and gentle hugs to our wonderful friends across the pond.

Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

PeeEss - we have not been very good bloggers lately. We have been trying to keep up with reading, but we have only been able to leave a very few comments.  This week has been especially difficult for Mom.  The work is almost done, but every day brings new delays.  Her back has really been acting up, and just when she needs to be able to start getting the house back in order.  Only about one more week of work from the workers, mostly smaller items now.  Phantom has been feeling more comfortable - we think the deramaxx and adequan injections are starting to work.  But he has lost an incredible amount of weight despite the fact that he is eating fairly well, considering how poorly he normally eats.   He does not have any extra weight to be losing.   Always something to worry about:(


Taffy said...

We were sad to hear about GJ too. Hope things fall into place quickly for you guys. Keeping you in our prayers.

What Remains Now said...

We are so sorry to hear about Ginger Jasper. Sending warm thoughts to Phantom.

P.S. Your blog header is beautiful.

Ruby said...

oh, I'm so sorry to hear abouts your furiend. We have lost too many lately, it is always heartbreaking to hear of another pal crossing the Bridge. {{{hugs}}} to her family.
Now Phantom, you gots to do what I do...eats the good stuffs and LOTS of it!!! BOL Ma says you can have my extra weight (she's gettin' OCD abouts it! I already lost the 5lbs the vettie wanted me to, butts SHE says I have to loose more...pffffft!!)
I thinks you should make your Moms give you more of those Trader Joes Peanut Butter Cookies!!! Yummers!!
POTP dude!!
Ruby ♥

The Life of Riley said...

Such sad news about Ginger Jasper.

chicamom85 said...

I am sorry to read about Ginger. I hope soon things will be back to normal at your house. Phantom please eat some goodies so you don't get too skinny.

Loveys Sasha

Tweedles -- that's me said...

We are so sorry about sweet Jasper.
It makes our hearts so sad to know the pawrents hearts are hurting. We wish we could make all the sickys and sadness go away.
I know the angels are cuddling Jasper right now.And I will go outside and look for the new star in the sky.

We are glad Phantom feels a little betters-- we hope the medicines work.

Jeanne Pursell said...

We just heard about Ginger and we are so very sorry for your loss.
Xo Chloe and LadyBug

Mitch and Molly said...

We didn't know Ginger Jasper but our hearts are breaking for his family.
We hope your mom's back feels better soon! Hugs to you, Phantom ♥

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

Arno Vom Altvilstal said...

We are very sad for Ginger. We did not know him, but we can immagine how hard it is for his humans right now. We feel sorry for them.
We hope that Phantom is getting better every day a little bit! We keep thinging of you all!

Molly The Wally said...

We too are so sad to read about GJ. We know that Blogville is now missing a dear one but in the skies a new star shines bright. Have a tremendous Thursday.
Best wishes Molly

GOOSE said...

So so sorry to hear about Ginger.
We understand about the blogging thing. MOM and I are trying to keep up on reading. From now through December it is very hard for my MOM to stay caught up with it all.

Cocoa and Melon said...

Hi OP Pack, sorry to hear of the loss of your friend.
Also my comment on your last post about Phantom doesn't seem to have posted.... anyway, I'm sorry to hear Phantom has lost weight, it is frustrating if he is eating reasonably well! Hopefully it's nothing, Coke lost some weight for no apparent reason earlier this year despite eating very very well, but after a while for reasons as unknown he put the weight back on again and all was fine again, I hope it's the same with dear Phantom!
Also Coke sends some wheeks to the Momster - sorry her back is acting up!
Best wishes,
Melon and Cocoa

Two French Bulldogs said...

Oh no. I am so sorry to hear about Ginger

Misaki @ misadventuresofMisaki said...

So sorry to hear about GJ xxx
hugs to you all, especially to Phantom. Eat up my friend xx

Anonymous said...

It's so sad to read the bad news about Ginger Jasper. I cross my paws, that your mom feels better and for Phantom too.

The Florida Furkids said...

We're so sad about GJ too. Mom met Flat GJ when his parents were here in Florida and she feels extra special sad for them.

We're purring that Phantom puts on some weight and for your Mom.

Mom says she agrees....always something to worry about.

The Florida Furkids

Marg said...

We were so sorry about Ginger Jasper. Very sad day yesterday.
OK Phantom, you just better be putting some weight on your bones. Maybe when things get back to normal you will feel better. Now we need pictures of all the new stuff. Take care.

Piappies World said...

We just read the news about Ginger Jasper and we really feel sad. That's a really sweet tribute you posted for GJ. We will also visit GJ's blog after this.

No pressure for you guys to post and read all through the blog posts as we all have hectic sked with our humans but we are happy when ever you get the chance to update. We always have Phantom in our thoughts and prayers and we hope that he continues to get better please.

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

KB Bear said...

Such sadness in blogville lately...

I hope your back eases up and lets you do what needs to be done. I'm so happy to hear that Phantom seems to feel better, but I wish that he wouldn't lose weight. What a sweet sweet boy.

Take care of yourselves. I love your header, although I'm sure it was painful to change it. I haven't yet had that courage... and it's been much longer than for you.

Dawn said...

Wanted to let you know that Reilly and Denny's (Cowspot dogs) Mom is back in the hospital.

The Furries of Whisppy said...

Our hearts are broken for Carol and Barrie. :(
We're glad the renovation is almost over and we hope your Mom's back feels better with some rest. And that's good news about Phantom feeling better! Keep eating and we hope you'll put back some weight.

Anonymous said...

We were quite sad about GJ too....but it does make me happy that he's now pain free and healthy over the Bridge. I hate it when my friends are having difficult times. Hopefully Phantom is on the road to being better too - maybe after things have settled down with the work in the house he'll relax, gain back some weight and continue eating well. As for all of us - we'll be here....we're not going anywhere so don't worry about blogging....!!

Kitty Hugs, Sammy

Dip-Dip and the Bridge said...

So sad about Ginger Jasper, he was such a beautiful pussycat.
Dip Bridge and Elliot x

Sue said...

We're sorry to hear about your friend.We know he's in good company at the bridge.

We're very glad to hear that Phantom is feeling more secure now that the house is back together again. Mom knows just how worried you are about his weight. She's been thru that too many times.

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

We too are so sorry about GJ.

Glad Phantom is feeling more comfortable. It can be so hard to keep weight on our older friends...


Ginger Jasper said...

Thank you so much for the lovely words to our sweet boy. So appreciated. Phantom come on lovely boy you can do it. xx

Mollie said...

So sorry to hear about your friend. Love and hugs to GJ's family. Now eat ya dinner Phantom, we dont'z like skinny dawgs BOL.. You will soon be back on form as you have US all of Blogville behind you. xxooxxxx

Mollie and Alfie

NanaNor's said...

Sending big hugs to all of you. Please tell your mom to remember to ice her back. It is difficult when you want to be able to work and then every little thing hurts. So sorry about Ginger Jasper; it always makes our hearts sad when a family looses a furbaby.
Wags and lots of love,
Noreen & Hunter

Brian said...

Purrs to you dear Phantom. We are so sad about our dear friend GJ.

Madi and Mom said...

Hello to my Woos and especially Phantom...dear sweet boy I know you don't like change but you must eat sweet..before long you'll be wanting to play in the snow.

Hugs to your mom and we hope her back is feeling better.
Madi your BFFF

Madi and Mom said...

Run free Ginger have lots of friends OTRB..waiting to greet you.
Madi and Mom

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Howdy Woos, we loved Ginger Jasper too. He was a wonderful friend to many all around the world.
We hope your household is back to normal real soon and you can all relax and feel better. Take care everybuddy. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory