Hello to all my friends out there. Thank you so much for all your kind compliments about how good I look. It makes me feel so good.
Mom told me you all saw me out for a walk. I love to go for a walk, but I don't always go very far. Some days it is just too hot for these old bones, and some days my legs just don't want to get moving. But Mom knows how to read me and turns back home as soon as she knows I have had enough. As long as I am willing to walk, she is ready and willing to oblige.
I really love my Mom and I don't like it when she isn't with me. While she was on the cruise, I had to stay at the vet's with Ciara and Lightning. Although they are really nice to me there and try everything to get me to eat, I must admit I don't cooperate very well. While I was there, I lost a lot of weight. Mom says you can see it in my tummy area and lower back.
Here is another view. I have always been underweight my whole life, but the vets all say I can't afford to lose any weight. I usually weigh around 44-45 pounds, and I should weigh about 55 lbs. So it was not good news when Mom came to get me and found out I had lost 8 of my precious pounds.
You know, Mom, I am always eager to eat treats, aren't they supposed to put weight on me? You always tell Ciara and Lightning that they have to cut down on their treats so they don't get fat. Isn't fat what I need? Give me some treats, please.
I need to take a rest here, this whole photoshoot and talking have tired me out.
Pardon me while I take a snooze.
From the Momster - we have been working hard to help Phantom regain that weight. He has managed to put about 4 of the 8 lbs. back on, but he doesn't make it easy. Trust me, I try and try and try. Some days are good eating days and some are not. He is also having a harder time getting around. His legs and back cause him a lot of discomfort, despite his tramadol, gabapentin, deramaxx, and Adequan injections. Getting up and down are tough on him, but he still insists on sleeping on the hardwood floor - snubbing the comfy carpet and several choices of beds. It pains me to watch him get himself down to the floor, slowly inching his way down and usually ending with a THUD. But my old Energizer Sibe just keeps on plugging away.
Of course I do - I am getting geared up for the big 16th birthday celebration in November, only four more months to go. Hope you all have a wonderful weekend. Before I get back to my nap, I wanted to share with you one photo from the big family cruise - Mom has lots more but needs to sort through the gazillion photos.
First row - the grandkids - Jaden, Jack, Brady, Kaeleigh, Cambrie, and Tyler
Second row - Katrina, Courtney, Mom, Anni, and Dad
Third row - Justin, Matt, and Chris (the tallest)
Chris, Anni, and Jaden
Justin, Katrina, Kaeleigh, Jack, and Cambrie
Matt, Courtney, Tyler, and Brady
Hope you enjoyed seeing the whole gang!!!
Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning