Thursday, July 24, 2014

Trickery on Thursday

Since it is Thankful Thursday, we want to thank everyone for the wonderful welcome back after our absence.  The trickery below may explain a bit of why we were MIA for so long.

Can you believe the trick Mom played on us (courtesy of our pal Ann of Zoolatry)!!!

The Three Sibeteers???
Seriously, Mom, we are NOT in any way mice!  How silly do we look!!!  But we did appreciate a visit from the famous Mickey Mouse - he stopped by to let us all know that he and his pals would take great care of the family while they were away and WE were left behind.

In June, Mom and Dad treated the WHOLE human family to a fun Disney cruise!!!  All the big kids and the grandkids and Mom and Dad - 14 in all - set sail through the Caribbean for a magical experience.  NO DOGS  ALLOWED!  Harumph to that!  We hear that they had a fantastic time and even spent some extra days in Orlando while our two sweet grandgirls competed in a big national dance competition AND did very well.  

And what did we do?  We spent almost two weeks at our "home away from home" - the V.E.T.'s kennel.  It seemed like an eternity to us, but we must admit we were treated quite well. Our vet no longer does boarding, but he made an exception for us because of Phantom and Ciara's medical issues.  Although Lightning doesn't have any medical problems, Mom said maybe he could use a psychological checkup while he was there - not funny, Mom!!!

Overall, we did pretty well.  We received lots and lots of love and attention from everyone. The staff loved to hear us sing to them.  Whenever they took one of us to go outside, the other two of us would croon the best woos we could muster.  We think we might be ready for America's Got Talent.

Our caretakers told Mom that I, Lightning, have come a very long way in overcoming lots of my fears.  I didn't let them know that they might be wrong, because I figured good behavior might get me home faster to my kingdom - I really needed to be sure all of my territory was still in good shape when I finally got home.

Ciara here - I am happy to report that I have managed to stay seizure-free.  Mom says we will do another post to update you on what has been happening with me since my time in the seizure study has ended.

Phantom's turn - I want you all to know that if you really are in need of shedding a few pounds, just spend some time away from home - well, maybe that's not really what I mean.  But I did manage to drop quite a bit of weight while Mom was gone:(  More about that another day.

We are going to try to do a better job of posting, but we really need Mom's help.  She has been very busy.  Here is what a typical weekday looks like for her with the grandbipeds out of school for the summer:

7:15 a.m. - kiddos arrive and have breakfast

8:30 a.m. - get granddaughter #1 to dance for 9:00 and grandson #1 to basketball camp at the same time - how does she manage that one?

10:30 a.m. - get granddaughter #2 to dance for 11:00

11:00 a.m. - squeeze a few errands in before . . .

11:45 a.m. - arrival of grandsons #2 and #3 

12: 00 noon  - get grandson #1 at camp

12:15 p.m. - get granddaughter #1 at dance

Home for lunchtime 

1:45 p.m. - head to get granddaughter #2 at dance

Playtime with Grandma and then back to their houses for 4:30 p.m.

Now time for dinner and walktime for US!!!

Finally just about time for bed and then repeat:)

So we are trying to cut her a bit of slack, and we are sure you will understand if we don't visit you as much as we would love to do.

Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning


Frank The Tank said...

Awwww the thought of you all singing and wooing your hearts out while your pawrents were with a big mouse made my our hearts melt, I would love to see a video of you all wooing! Being your honorary woo I must admit that I missed you all like crazy, we totally understand about the much needed vacation (but why weren't you allowed to go too? Maybe because you may have ate Mickey mouse??) and we understand about your Mommas busy schedule now that you have two leggers running around, do you enjoy their company or don't you see them much with all of their activities?? I just love seeing all your beautiful faces, I really have missed you so very much! I look forward to hearing updates on each one of you! Ciara you look so happy in that photo, Phantom you always look adorable and Lighting you look a little concerned there, I bet it's good to be home and on guard duties again! Is it hot with you? Are you all keeping cool? Hope to hear from you soon, love, licks, hugs and tummy rubs to all of you, love your furiend and fellow woo Frank XxxxxxxxX

Linda & Cinnamon said...

A Disney Cruise Oh please can I be one of your grandkids?. BOL.
We know everyone was having a goodtime.Your Mom sure is one busy lady.
Thanks you for coming by to wish my Mom a Happy Birthday today.

Hope thing are back to normal soon.
We missed all of you.

xo Linda and Cinnamon

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

What a tight schedule! No wonder you've been absent from Blogville. But sounds like THEY'RE having fun. We think you should have been allowed on the cruise...

Now, about those ears...we're barkless.

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

OMD your FAMILY must have had a MARVELOUS time on the Disney Cruise and then at Disney World... and the competition... WHEW... we think that they need a vacation after that SUPERB Vacation.

AND now it is back to Summer Bidness as usual... which means Bizzy Bizzy BIZZY...

SO sorry that the three of WOO had to spend YOUR vacation... in VET CAMP though.

Anonymous said...

Wooohooowooooooo! Great to see you again! Ku

Marg said...

Oh it is so so good to see all of you and that the peeps and family had a great vacation and that all of you did all right at the vet's place. What a great place to stay. Bet you got lots of attention there. Can't wait to hear all the stories. Take care.

Anna the GSD said...

Wow, a cruise! That's pretty snazzy Woo Mom! Did you guys get a spa day at Spa de la Vet? ;)

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you guys need to step up and help Mom, say how about a dog sled with wheels then you guys could do the transportation stuffs!, Stay Cool guys, it's hot!

And really two whole weeks of no Mom, how did you guys survive.

The Mad Scots

Sam said...

You all have been busy! I bet school starting up must seem like a vacation to you. :)

Monty and Harlow

Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs said...

sounds like the disney cruise was wonderful but being at camp fot two weeks - blah. We sure hope you made the peeps feel guilty when they got back home :) Lots of extra treats and cuddles.

Brian said...

Dang, a real vacation? Don't let my Mom and Dad hear that word. Phantom, purrs and hugs pal.

BeadedTail said...

Our mommy is a Disney freak so she wishes she was one of your family members! Our Grandpa from Kansas sent our Mommy and Daddy on a cruise to Alaska in June so they were on a ship probably when your mom and dad were! We're glad you are all okay! Yay for Lightning being less scairt, Ciara having no seizures and Phantom doing well and hope you gain some of that weight back handsome boy! Your mom's schedule doesn't include enough naps!

The Scottie Mom said...

We went on a Disney cruise years ago. Absolutely loved it! I bet you missed your humans but it sounds like you were safe, sound and happy at your V-E-T's place. Glad you're back now! Much love, The Scottie Mom.

Nola and Dachshund Mommy said...

Wow, the poor thing is busy!

Idaho PugRanch said...

What a fabulous vacation! Glad you are back! Nothing like keeping up with the grandkids, we had 5 all playing little league baseball on different teams!
Mr Bailey, Hazel & Greta

KB Bear said...

It sounds like you had an incredible vacation with the whole family (except the pups, of course). I'm glad that all three came through their boarding okay (but you better eat some hi cal snacks, Phantom). I'm thrilled about Ciara being seizure free and Lightning is getting braver (so is Shyla!).

I cannot believe that schedule. We understand if you can't visit very often. Heck, I probably wouldn't even survive that schedule!!! You are an amazing Momster and Grandmomster!

sprinkles said...

Aww, I bet that was a lot of fun for your pawrents and family getting to go on a Disney Cruise! Too bad y'alls didn't get to go too. :( You'd think Disney could make an exception for you three!

I totally get being too busy to post or visit regularly. When school is in session, my days tend to be very long and very busy. I don't have time blog then, and I miss it when I can't. Sometimes life gets in the way.

Dory and the Mama said...

What a fun times! Sounds like your Mama has her plate filled!
Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

Chef Sasha said...

OMD I am soooooooooooo happy to see you back. I have been away on and off also, but I have missed you all so much. Mommy worried about Phantom and Ciara and thinks about all of you. I am so glad you are back.

Loveys Sasha

Angel Prancer Pie said...

Holy cow, your Mom has been busy!
We bet she'll be glad when summer is over.
Glad to hear everybody had a great time on the cruise.
Have a great weekend and stay cool, sweet woofies!

The Furries of Whisppy said...

Your Mom's daily itinerary is FULL! How does she even manage?

Nice that your Peeps had a lovely vacation but most of all, we're really happy that Woo are now back home!

Pippa Sheltie said...

Hello everyone!
I'm glad you're back and doing well, but what's this I hear?! A disney cruise, with NO DOGS! This is unbelievable, what about Lady and the Tramp, 101 Dalmations and the Fox and the Hound? How did they get on board? Well, it's good to see you back, and I can't wait to read more of your posts!
Pippa :)

Mitch and Molly said...

Wow - your mom does have a superbusy day! Bummer that you guys didn't get to go to Disney too. Imagine what fun that could have been!

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

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

We totally disagree with the No Dogs Allowed concept! It's really hard when our humans go away and have no choice but to leave us, but it sounds like you were in exceptionally good hands.

And that schedule looks scary… The cats totally disapprove of the lack of nap time…!


Molly The Wally said...

Welcome back and we are so pleased to see you. Gosh that sounded like a wonderful holiday and the kennels didn't sound too bad either. Great news about Clara. Have a fabulous Friday.
Best wishes Molly

Ann Adamus said...

(I'm with Linda, can I be a grandkid, too?) ...
Seriously, with that daily schedule, you need another cruise (w/o kids)!
So glad all the woofies did well during your away-time, as we worried about them.
Take care friend, before you know it, it'll be "back to school" days, mmm!

Anonymous said...

We're so happy to hear from you all again...and you truly do look wonderful. What great news that Ciara has been seizure-free AND Phantom you look like you're feeling better too! Just grand. So Mickey Mouse kidnapped your family for a while huh? Looks like you had a pretty good time anyway. Sending lots of hugs!

Sammy and Mom

stellaroselong said...

ah wow a Disney cruise wif the grandmonsters, it would have been better if you would have gotten to go along as supervisors...we are glad though you are all healthy and back home, we loved those mouse ears on you, usually it is us pugs that wears the silly
stella rose

Jenna,Mark Drady said...

Well, we are glad to have you back!
So sorry you lost some weight while mommy was away :( hopefully you can get it back now, and return to your regular routine.
I bet the cruise was a blast!
ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

Sue said...

So you guys went on vacation! Phantom, you really need to gain weight, not lose it.

Our Mom says that even without grandkids, the days disappear too fast, so she admires your Mom's energy.

Angel Ginger Jasper said...

I am so happy to see you all and to know you are all well. The cruise sounds fantastic and with you all together it must have been a brilliant trip. Happy to see you.

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

Gosh we got tired just reading your Mom's schedule. Mommy remembers having to ferry our boy beans around when they were little and how hectic it was. Lucky for us there are no grandbeans to steal her attention.

The cruise sounds fun, but they should let dogs come too. Phantom, Fenris will not eat when all the beans are gone. He waits until they get home to eat. Luckily for Mom's recent trips youngest bean has been with us so Fenny could eat.

Anonymous said...

I am thrilled to have woo back. And your singing would be music to Moms ears!

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello woos its dennis the vizsla dog oh hay wow a krooz!!! that sownds like fun!!! eksept for the big bote owt on the oshun part!!! i am glad they had a gud time and that yoo ar all home agin tho we hav missd yoo!!! ok bye

Sagira said...

Wowser a Disney cruise? That sounds SO cool. I bet they had a great time. Sorry you guys got left behind but it sounds like you were well cared for.

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

A) your mom is a saint!
B) have the grandkids walk you guys so Mom can have some time off!