Saturday, April 19, 2014

Happy Easter and Weekend Wrapup


This is going to be sort of a mish mash post so we can get caught up on a bunch of things.



We were on a hunt to find something Easter-y for Frankie and Ernie, and we found these two rabbits.  We aren't sure either of them is the Easter Bunny, but Mom didn't want us to taste them to be sure.




Our very nice friends from Holly and the Huskies sent us an Easter basket.




Lots of goodies inside as you can see.  Mom says there are treats inside the eggs, but we have to wait until Easter Day to eat them.



Here is another look.  See the fun time they all had meeting the Easter Bunny.



I am SO eggs-cited for the Easter Bunny to come, but Mom says I need to keep my mouth closed - this bunny is NOT for eating.



I am a happy girl too because the evil monster hasn't visited me for over six weeks now.  My participation in the study ends on May 27th, but Mom is pretty sure I will be going on some other already-approved anti-seizure medication at that point.  She also is babbling something about my needing to drop a few pounds because I have become a bit "chunky".  Sheesh!!!



Well, friends, I wish I could also say I am very excited and happy, but I have had a rough few days.  I spent some time at the vet's yesterday to see if they could figure out where my pain is coming from.  I guess it is a combination of a lot of things, but mainly severe spine and neck area degeneration and weak muscles in my legs with a touch of arthritis.  They made a few adjustments in my pain meds, and I got to come home.  But last night was BAD.  I cried in my crate, and I am usually a very stoic guy.  Today the vet added another medication to my cocktail to see if that would help.  It is still too early to tell, but Mom thinks I seem a tiny bit better tonight.  She is hoping so because she has promised me she will not let me suffer.  Any crossed paws and good thoughts would be greatly appreciated by this 15 and almost 1/2 year old pup.



It's pretty obvious here that Phantom is having a lot of trouble with his neck and upper back.  So he got a pass on posing nicely for our treats.



We want to close by wishing you all a Happy and Blessed Easter Day, and we hope the Easter Bunny is good to everyone.  We have a busy day with family tomorrow so we might not get to visit everyone.  Enjoy your day.


Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning






55 comments:

Millie and Walter said...

Happy Easter Woos! That sure was a nice pressie package you got. We have our paws crossed that Phantom can get some relief from his pain.

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

We are THRILLED to hear that the seizure MONSTER has stayed away all this time. That is super good news and means that another medicine WILL WORK fur you.
Phantom we are so sorry to hear that you have the ouchies and owies.
You all did a fangtastic job of FINDING the E.Bunny and OH that treat and treasure bucket... HOW NICE.
We are sending your Hopes for a
Happy Hoppy Easter.

Susie and Sidebite said...

A big Aroooooooo to you guys and hope that your Easter is a wonderful one. Oh Yep, we gots the paws crossed and the POTP going big time, enjoy your goodies, we are waiting for the big bunny to come by!

The Mad Scots

Quinn and Angel brandi said...

Happy Easter, all, and this kitty (I love woofies, ya know) is definitely sending healing purrs to Phantom. My purrs are equal opportunity ones--they work on cats AND woofies!
Love,
QUINN

Jeanne Pursell said...

We are very glad to hear that the seizure monster has gone away for a time!! Also very sorry to hear that Phantom is experiencing pain and we really hope that the meds help SOON!! We wish you and your family a very blessed Easter!
Xoxo Jeanne, Chloe and LadyBug

Ruby said...

Oh Lightning, that pic of you made me BOL!!! OMD, so funny!!
Ciara, I am sooooo glads you haven't had any nasty episodes, this is mighty good news! Paws crossed that it stays away!!
Phantom, I'm sorry abouts all the pains in the neck (yeah, I mean Lightning too! hehehehe), butts seriously, I am sendin' tons of POTP and healin' thoughts for you. I hopes the new meds work, and you are able to sleep comfy tonights.
I haven't been able to find the EB either...that Big Guys is mighty elusive!! Wells, I hopes he brings as many good stuffs as you got! Wowsa! I bets you can't wait til tomorrow so you can destuff those stuffies!!
Happy Happy Happy Easter!!!!
{{{hugs}}}}
Kisses,
Ruby ♥

holly and the huskies said...

Happy Easter to you all! We are so glad you got your Easter basket from us. Have a Happy, Hoppy Easter!
big hugs to you all!

Dory and the Mama said...

What a most pawesome Easter basket you all gots!!

Have a Blessed Easter! We are sending PoTP to Phantom and hope his pain eases!!

Hugs and Easter Smileys!
Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

The Life of Riley said...

Our paws are crossed and we are sending Happy Easter wishes to you all.

We hope that you saw the real Easter Bunny - we looked for him this morning, but could only find foil wrapped chocolate on the dining table which our humans say we can't have!

Woofs,
Riley and Enzo

Tweedles -- that's me said...

We want to wish you all a Happy Easter too.
And we send so many healing magic bubbles to Phantom- to help him feels better!
love
tweedles

Angel Prancer Pie said...

Sweet Phantom, we are sending you lots of purrs and purrayers for comfort.

Have a blessed Easter day.
XOXO

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Howdy Dear Woos. We send you happy Easter wishes too and hope you enjoy happy days with those you love. Phantom mate, mum sends you special gentle hugs cause you are a darling old fella and she has a special place in her heart for you. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

The Furries of Whisppy said...

Happy Easter to all of you!

We are keeping our paws crossed for Phantom to be comfortable. Whisky says she understands about the neck as she had a slipped disc of her neck vertebra a few years ago and it was really painful (she would cry very often and she isn't one to cry much). We hope the pain meds help you, Phantom.

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

Happy Easter to all the Woos!

T. Maxx said...

Happy Easter woos!!!

Howls,
Maxx

Jo's World said...

Easter Greetings to all, but especially to my favorite boy Phantom. I am sorry you have been crying over your pain and hope the new addition will work.

Prays for you and love and hugs,

Stella, Zkhat and Mom

Ann Adamus said...

Just sending a very gentle hug to sweet Phantom ...

Mitch and Molly said...

We are so happy to hear that the seizure monster is leaving you alone, Ciara and we are sending tons of AireZen and healing thoughts Phantom's way.
Happy Easter to all of you!

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

Molly The Wally said...

Great news about Clara. We send healing vibes and POTP to sweet Phantom. So hard to see them get old. Take it easy my dear boy.
Happy Easter to you and all your family and we hope you have a lovely day.
Best wishes Molly

Frank The Tank said...

Happy Easter to my extended Woo family, I am excited for the Easter bunny to come visit, I have been trying all different ways to sniff him out and catch him but like your Mom I was warned not to try eating him, apparently he is a magic bunny not a tasty one, he gives treats, he is not THE treat! BOL! I hope that you all enjoy those fabulous looking Easter baskets they look fun and so pretty! I'm glad to hear that Ciara is doing well on her meds and all our love, prayers and power of paw goes out to poor Phantom, he is such a trooper and so loved, Lighting however is just being Lighting so happy and like me ready to eat that Easter bunny! Drooling! BOL!
Have a wonderful Easter, love , licks and tummy rubs from your Puggy Woo Pal Frank xxxxxxxxx

Lovable Lily said...

Sending you all Easter Blessings! We are so happy to hear that the seizure monster has gone elsewhere. That is just the best news ever!!

Sending you the POTP for good health and happy days.

Hugs,
Lily Belle & Muffin

Brian said...

We sure hope you have a nice calm and pain free Easter Sunday. Happy Easter Hoppy Hugs from all of us.

easyweimaraner said...

Oh I had a lamb too today, I hope you will like yours too! Phantom, I cross my paws for you as hard as I can. I hope thze meds will help you, sometimes it needs a while till meds for arthritis can work. I hope for a pain free easter feast for you.

Angel Ginger Jasper said...

So mixed emotions here. Ciara I am glad you are doing well and happy smiles at that news. Tears from here seeing sweet Phantom and hearing he is not doing good. Hope the new medication helps a little but I know your mum will only do what's best for you. Sending Easter wishes to you all. x

Madi and Mom said...

Happy Easter to my Woos and their peeps. Ciara what wonderful news the evil monster's absence!!! Dear sweet Phantom we are so sorry you are feeling discomfort and hope and purr it has eased by today. One thing for sure my sweet boy is your are handsome and your furs are gorgeous
hugs madi your bfff

Jenna,Mark Drady said...

Aw I am so sorry your in pain buddy. I hope the new meds help you. Our paws are crossed for you and we are happy your sisfur hasn't had that evil monster for a while! You all got such a nice package from Holly and the huskies! How nice! Try and have yourselves a good day and a Happy Easter!
ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

Cocoa and Melon said...

Heya Woos, Melon here. Thanks for sharing everything with us. Glad to hear about Ciara, and that you guys won't eat the Easter Bunny. And Phantom, I am sorry that you hurt. I know that you know that your Mom is doing an excellent job at looking after you. She is being very brave. Hope you feel better, you sweet guy.
Melon

Marg said...

Oh Ciara, that is so exciting that the seizure monster hasn't come to visit you. Glad all of you got such a nice Easter basket.
Phantom, our Person shed some tears when she heard about you but we still hold out hope that maybe the new medicine will help you.We are so so sorry that you are in such pain but know that you Mom is trying her best to help you and she loves you a whole bunch. Got all our paws crossed for you. Have a very Happy Easter.

savannahspawtracks.com said...

Phantom, you have my best purrs coming your way. And we know Mommy and Dad will not let you live in pain...you and they will know what is best for woo....paw hus, Savvy and Mom Linda

Wyatt said...

Hoppy Easter to you all and hugs to Phantom.

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello woos its dennis the vizsla dog hay happy eester that luks like a nice bucket of loot and treets!!! i am glad the monster has not visitted ciara laytly and we ar sending all sorts of tail wags to phantom!!! ok bye

BeadedTail said...

Happy Easter to all of woo! Lightning, hope you get to meet the Easter Bunny! Ciara, that's wonderful news about you! Yay! Phantom, we're sending you lots of purrs that the meds help you feel better soon! Our mommy is sending you snooter smooches and we're all sending you lots of love!

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

Ciara, we are so happy you have been keeping that monster at bay, and we hope it stays that way,

Phantom, we're crossing all paws the new meds help you.

Woofs,
Tommy

onespoiledcat said...

Hope you're having a lovely Easter......and I just want to say that my Mom and I are sending most special (and gentle) hugs for Phantom....bless him.

Hugs, Sammy and Mom

KB Bear said...

Please give sweet and noble Phantom a very gentle pat from me. I hope that the new med is helping ease his discomfort, and that he is having a good Easter with his wonderful pack.

And, I am truly happy about Ciara's good news. It will be interesting to find out if she was on the drug or the placebo (or do you already know?).

Hugs to all of you.

scotsmad said...

Oh Phantom, we have our paws crossed that you can be pain free! We think you need some fish treats. Ciara we're so happy the monster hasn't been around--just the bunny.

Hope you're having a great weekend.

XXXOOO Bella & Roxy

Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs said...

We hope you had a happy and peaceful Easter - with lots of treats and cuddles :) And we have 8 paws crossed for our Phantom....we know your Mom loves you beyond belief big guy and we know she will do what is the best for you.

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

Oh Phantom we are so very sorry you are feeling bad. We are sending you our very best healing purrs.

Ciara, we are so happy you are doing so well.

Happy Easter every bunny.

Sagira said...

That sure was nice of your friends to send you a basket. Hope you are having a nice Easter. Phantom, I am so sorry to hear you had a bad night and are in so much pain. We are sending you LOTS of good thoughts and love and hope the new medication they gave you helps out.

Taffy said...

What a great basket the Easter Bunny left for you! I am really happy to hear that you haven't had any seizures, Ciera. And, Phantom, I am keeping my paws crossed just for you.

Happy Easter!

Rebekah and My Rotten Dogs said...

Happy Easter!

sandy l said...

Wow, you are lucky to get an Easter basket!!
Sending love and good thoughts to Phantom.

sandy l said...

Wow, you are lucky to get an Easter basket!!
Sending love and good thoughts to Phantom.

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Good to hear good news. Hope you guys had a PAWsome Easter. Golden Woofs

The Florida Furkids said...

We hope the Easter Bunny was really good to you all. We're purring for Phantom and are really happy that the Monster is staying away from Ciara.

The Florida Furkids

stellaroselong said...

Happy Easter guys....we are so glad the mean seizures are getting better and we hope the new cocktail will make you feel better real soon.
stella rose

sagechronicles said...

Oh, Phantom. We know it's no fun to be so miserable. I sure hope your new med mixture helps. We have our paws crossed for you.

And Ciara! What wonderful news. I'm so happy your seizures have lessened.

I hope you all had a fun Easter!

Chef Sasha said...

I hope you all had a Happy Hoppy Easter, it looks like you got some good loot!

My paws are always crossed for Phantom and Mommy keeps all of you in her prayers.


Loveys Sasha

Priscilla Phang said...

We hope all of you had a good Easter and it seems you all had some really lovely Easter toys and treats. So glad to hear that the evil monster isn't around to disturb Princess Ciara and we sure keep Phantom in our thoughts and prayers. Hugs to all of you!

Misaki @ misadventuresofMisaki said...

thinking of you Phantom xxxx

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

I am a little late in reading this post.
Ciara, so glad that the evil monster has not been visiting woo.
Phantom, hang in there big guy. Paws crossed for woo!

Love,
June

Mr. Pip said...

Oh dear, phantom I'm so sorry you are uncomfortable. You are so adorable and sweet.

The Eastet bunny brought a stuffed animal that looks just like you. My sissy has been sleeping with it every night and already loves him so much!


Ruby and Angel Pip

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Sychoberians said...

Nothing but good thoughts for you from us, Phantom. We hope you are feeling better.

Remy and Flash

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Phantom,we are sending the power of the paw out for you.
We love you!
Smooches from pooches,
BabyRocketDog and Hootie