Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Wondering with the Woos on Wednesday

One of these things is not like the others! (And this is true in so many ways, but just one in particular today)

Can you guess which one AND why?

Uh, that would be ME!!!  Can you tell why?

No, it wasn't anything with my tail, although Mom says it is now looking very thin and wispy.  

Can you believe it????  I had to go to the SPA for the morning yesterday.

 Striking a pose for you so you can see my clean furs.

Here's a better look at my tail - I am losing all my fluffy plumage:( 

But Mom has been having a hard time keeping me well-groomed because all the regular brushes hurt me since I have no fat anywhere to soften the touch of the bristles.  Mom uses the Zoom Groom but it really isn't very effective on  my double-coated furs.

The groomer lady handled me with lots of TLC, and the vet even came in to remind her that she couldn't use the brush anywhere near my tail lumps.  He also didn't want her to put too much heat on that area with the blow dryer.  We can't risk having that lump burst.  I must say she did a great job and was very kind to me.

When I got home, Ciara and Lightning were very curious about where I had been and they both sniffed me all over. Ciara even gave me a kiss:)  Now I am waiting for Mom to pony up with all those tasty treats she promised me.

We were so happy to see Phantom come home, but we weren't too happy to hear what he had to endure.

We sure are hoping the Momster doesn't have any crazy notions of taking us to the spa anytime soon.

Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

Update from Mom:  I had this post all set to post late morning today.  I was out at the store when I got a call from the Dadster to tell me that unfortunately Ciara had another visit from the Seizure Monster.  March 4th was her deadline date for remaining in the study.  It was about the same in duration and intensity as the first four.  We were so hoping she was going to miss that deadline.  We are now waiting to hear from the neurologist about what the next step will be.


stellaroselong said...

We are so sorry to hear about Ciara...she is very lucky to have a family that cares about her health so much, and I know you are lucky to have her, your three are so beautiful. i am also glad the groomer was very careful with that tail, i think you all deserve lots of treats.
stella rose

The Furries of Whisppy said...

Yay for the good, careful and kind groomer! Did you give her a kiss when she was done, Phantom? :)

We're sorry the Seizure Monster returned. :( We're glad the Dadster was around to make sure Ciara was okay.

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

You are looking very handsome after your spa treatment, Phantom. We are wondering whether the soft short body brushes used for horses might work for you?

We are so sorry to hear that sweet Ciara had another seizure, but it had been a while since the last one, right? What we really want to see is the length of time between them getting longer and longer, right? Hang tight, Ciara and Mom!


Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs said...

Poor Ciara - we hope the specialist has some good news or can do something to help control those nasty seizures. Mr Blue Eyes is looking beautiful and it is wonderful to find such a great groomer who took such wonderful care of him

Molly The Wally said...

Phantom you look so handsome and trim after your trip to the fur stealers. We too had to be careful with Ancient Pip as she was covered in lumpy bumps. We think the groomer actually did a nice job. So sorry about Clara and we have our paws and fingers crossed they can get it sorted. Sending healing vibes and POTP.
Best wishes Molly

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

Phantom that groomer lady did a super job fur you. You look Amazing.
OH NO.... not the dreaded S. Monster.
We are SO sorry to hear THIS... BUTT we think it is good that it happened NOW rather than AFTER the Dead Lion.. THIS keeps her IN the study and that is a good thingy. Got to look on the PAWSitive side of it.

The Florida Furkids said...

You're looking very spiffy!! We're glad they took such good care of you at the groomer.

We're sorry the Seizure Monster came back to Ciara. We sure hope they can figure things out and stop the seizures.

The Florida Furkids

Ruby said...

Oh Ciara, sorry abouts the Monster returning. Good things your Pops was around to keep an eye, paws crossed over here gurl!
You are lookin' mighty FINE Phantom!!! *wink, wink* That groomer did a mighty fine job on your furs!!! I don't likes bein' brushed under any circumstances, so I am with ya on that one!!
Hey Lightning, I'm gonna come overs there, cause it's all rainy here, and I don't likes the rain! I'll gets in my tunnel and we can do some zoomies okay?!
Ruby ♥

Madi and Mom said...

Phantom I noticed your must handsome blue necktie right off!! You sure are fluffy and I bet you smell yummy
Ciara...bless your sweet heart we will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers and hope the next step is the one that solves this mystery
Hugs madi your bfff

NanaNor's said...

You have all been undergoing some tough things lately. Loved how nice Phantom looks; glad the groomer took good care of him.
I'm sorry Ciara had another seizure but the timing was good-dad was home and hopefully this will allow her in the study-which will provide good insight into medications.
Sending wags and hugs your way!
Noreen & Hunter

Jenna,Mark Drady said...

Oh no, so sorry to hear about Ciara's update. :( Poor thing, i'm anxious to learn what the next step is also. &*paws crossed* for the pretty girl finding some help with her seizures.

And your tail still looks lovely, whispy and all!!! It is beautiful!
I am glad they treated you with care at the spa. The lady we go to once and a while is great also!

BTW you pups always pose SO beautifully for the photo's. How do you do it?
My pups refuse to pose half the time! haha! BOL!
((husky hugz))
frum our pack at love is being owned by a husky

scotsmad said...

We were so in hopes that the Seizure Monster would stay away...RATS! That's bad news.

Now Phantom, we think that you should just be excused from SPAs and Baths and stuffs in the future. That's our opinion.

XXXOOO Bella & roxy

Two French Bulldogs said...

Absolutely gaw-gous!! I thought your tail was missing hairs at first
Lily & Edward

YD, sometimes with ♥June and ♥Angel Samantha said...

Phantom, you are such a handsome boy!
Ciara, I really wish that the monster will leave you alone. I am still keeping my paws crossed for you so it doesn't return.


Sketching with Dogs said...

We thought you were looking particularly handsome today Phantom!
Sending hugs to you all.
Dip and Elliot x

Brian said...

You are looking mighty fine Phantom! Poor sweet Ciara, we worry about that monster bothering you sweet one.

BeadedTail said...

Phantom, you look so handsome! We bet you are very soft and kissable too!

We're so sorry to hear that Ciara had another seizure. We hope they can find out what's causing them so they can be stopped. Give her smooches from us too.

Dory and the Mama said...

You are looking very dapper Phantom!!
Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

PeeEss...Prayers continue for Ciara!

Amber DaWeenie said...

You look so handsome, Phantom! Love that big smile on your face in the first pic!

Ciara, they have to all get together and figure out a way to chase that old monster away for good.

Jake of Florida said...

I truly wish that seizure monster would just drop off the face of the earth and leave good doggers alone. Sending love to Ciara... and happy woofs that Phantom looks so very handsome!

Wirey woof,

Just Harry

KB Bear said...

I love all you Woos. Phantom, you look fabulous, and I'm so glad that you are getting such TLC.

And Ciara - I'm so sorry about the monster. I sure do hope that the vets can get them under control.

Lightning - You need to take good care of your big brother and big sister, okay?

Maggie Mae and Max said...

Phantom, your furs look great! We bet you smell purty too. Sendin' boxer puppy prayers to Ciara to helps her wif da seizure monster.

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae and Max said...

Looking good, Phantom! So sorry to read about Ciara, though. Fingers and paws crossed for her. Much love, The Scottie Mom.

Millie and Walter said...

You are looking good Phantom. We are sorry to hear about Ciara and hope she feels better soon.

Chef Sasha said...

Phantom, you are looking especially handsome. I am sorry you had to endure it, but it does sound like tender loving care was used. I hope you get lots of treats.

I am sorry to read about Ciara and am crossing paws for her as always.

Loveys Sasha

Rebekah said...

Phantom looks awful handsome after going to the spa. I am sorry to hear about Ciara having another seizure, though.

tpagrl said...

So sorry to hear the Seizure Monster struck again. :( Continuing to send lots of warm fuzzies your way. Linda, Pepper, and Dublin

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Phantom you look VERY handsome!We are glad your stylist has a gentle touch. Puff says to tell you that thinning hair is a sign that you have become a wise, respected elder in your pack!

We are sending White Dog woos of comfort and understanding to Ciara. The seizure monster is VERY scary we know, but amazing things are being done to control the attacks. The road is long but don't give up hope.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Phantom you are soooo fluffy looking and look soft. I know your furs must feel good to be all clean.

We so sorry Ciara had another visit from the seizure monster... but now were hoping all the drs will know what to do.
We think of all of you everyday.. and know this is so very hard..
we send love to all

Mitch and Molly said...

Oh no. We thought for sure the seizure monster was on the run.
You are looking most handsome, Phantom!

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

Marg said...

Darn, we missed this post yesterday with all the wonderful pictures of Phantom. Oh Phantom, we are so glad your furs are all so very clean. Bet it makes you feel a little better too. Now go get something to eat.

Priscilla Phang said...

You look great before and after your spa, Phantom! So glad to hear that the lady was so kind and gentle on you; hope you got a lot of treats from your mom too.

I read the Thursday post before this but my heart still cried when I read this post. Will keep the girl and your family in our thoughts and prayers. Hugs to all of you. said...

Our hearts are with Ciara...and Phantom too...Phantom woo look bootiful in your shiny clean furs

Sue said...

Phantom, you look so handsome!!

Mom wants your Mom to know that Morgan had a bump removed from her tail a from her tail a few years ago. There wasn't enuf skin to close it so she wore a cone for a couple weeks but she didn't pay any attention to the sore spot. It healed well and hasn't been a problem since then.

onespoiledcat said...

Phantom you look handsome as ever and I'm sorry to hear that your sister Ciara had another visit from that nasty old seizure monster. Mom and I say prayers for both of you all the time....we hope you feel the love....!!

Hugs, Sammy and Mom

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

I'm confused about your deadline... is C still in the study because she had another seizure??? Or do they kick her out?

Gosh there have been way too many pups in Blogville affected by the seizure Monster!!! I really hope they can help her!

Taffy said...

Phantom, you look so handsome. I'm so sorry to know that Ciara made it into the study. Hopefully the medication will help her and those nasty seizures won't visit any more. We are keeping you guys in out prayers.

The Army of Four said...

Phantom, you look SO handsome!!!

PS: We're very sorry to hear about the seizure monster. We were hoping Ciara would be booted out of the study.

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

Phantom you look so very handsome all cleaned up. Mommy gave Fenris a bath in the boys bathtub because he got so muddy. We thinks he would rather have gone to the spa where the people knew what they were doing.

So sorry Ciara had another seizure.

Misaki @ misadventuresofMisaki said...

Phantom you look stunning, glad to hear the groomer handled you so well.

Sorry to hear about Ciara xxx