Monday, December 15, 2014

What good is it?

Hello, my friends.  It's Phantom here today.

Every Monday our morning paper carries whole page advertisements for these things:

Small, convenient, hardly visible at all.  I think they are called hearing aids.

They say they only require an occasional battery change.

Mom says they actually cost lots of dollars and don't always work very well.

Have you noticed that I seem to have one of those odd contraptions in my left ear?  

It started growing there about two months ago.  Like those hearing aids above, it used to be almost invisible.  For some strange reason it keeps getting bigger and bigger.

I think I have to agree with Mom that it really doesn't work very well for me either.  I can't hear much of anything these days.  I am not sure it really is a hearing aid.

Hmmmm, maybe I need to take it out and get some new batteries???

What's that, Mom?  I can't hear you.  It can't come out?  Well, what good is it?

Oh well, Mom says no worries, that I seem to be able to understand lots of hand signals.  

My favorite is the one that has the cookie in it:)

Woos - Phantom


Mr. Pip said...

Oh dear Phantom, we love you!! Would happily give you as many cookies as you want!

Cupcake said...

Phantom, I don't care what is growing out of your ear, you are still a handsome gentleman in my book!

BeadedTail said...

We're sorry that thing growing in your ear doesn't help your eating but thank Cod your mom does hand signals with cookies!

Nanük said...

You are such a handsome dude Phantom! My brofur RARA used to get those little thing, he would get them lasered off, no big bows mate,


Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs said...

hand signals work just as well - especially when there is cookies involved

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

We thought that hearing aid looked like a worm. We're sorry you've got one in your ear. We've heard of ear worms....are you humming the same song over and over?

Dory and the Mama said...

Bilbo loves that hand signal the bestest too!
Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

Jake of Florida said...

Dear Blue Eyes, We love you and wish that thingy would melt away!!! Wirey wishes for lots of cookie hand signals though!!!

Just Harry

Brian said...

I agree with everyone, you are most handsome and if I had any cookies I would share them with you!

Anonymous said...

Well....lets let Mom decide what to do...we just hope your ok....and who needs to hear cookie..we can smell!

The Mad Scots

Angel Prancer Pie said...

Yes, a cookie in the hand is an international sign. MOL!

Hope you got to enjoy it by yourself, sweet boy.


Tweedles -- that's me said...

Hi Phantom.... as long as you can, smell cookies, see cookies,
and eat cookies,,,,
thats all that is really important.

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Dear friend, the trials of growing older are sometimes quite the nuisance! But if this does not cause you pain, and lets you selectively choose what not to hear sometimes and if cookies come with learning hand signals...then we say roll with the punches and enjoy!

FinleytheWestie said...

Cookies? Did someone mention cookies?

Molly TheWally said...

Oh Phantom my sweet hand signals with cookies are the best and milk for all it is worth we say. Have a terrific Tuesday.
Best wishes Molly

Julie said...

Sometimes I has selective hearing when the peeps talk to me but never when cookies are involved
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx

Mitch and Molly said...

Your beautiful blue eyes are so mesmerizing♥ They're the main attraction on your most handsome face, Phantom!

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

Jeanne Pursell said...

We love your eyes too Phantom! Actually Chloe is going to the vet this morning to find out what is going on with a weird thing growing in her ear too. We sure hope that it is nothing. Cookies are good Phantom! Hope you are feeling well! xo Chloe and LadyBug

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

Sorry you are having trouble hearing Phantom. Enjoy your cookies.

Marg said...

Oh Phantom, we are so sorry that darn thing decided to grow in your ear. It is OK if you can't hear. And what a good reason to get extra cookies since you have to carry around that extra weight in your ear. You have the greatest Mom, Phantom since she has such a good attitude about all this goings on with getting old. Big hugs to you Phantom.

Mark Muller said...

I like that cookie-hand sign too and I hope your mom will show you this sign 87 times per day. Send you a big hug and a kiss.
Easy Rider

KB Bear said...

We would give you a million cookies if we were there!! You are such a handsome dude. Stuff like that happens to all of us who get old. Our Angel Astro had one of those on his lower eyelid but, because he was as old as you are, we didn't get it removed. We loved him so much just like your family loves you.

C.L.W.STEP said...

Sorry to hear about that thing in your ear. We cocker spaniels get stuff like that all the time. The older we get, the more lumps and bumps we get; and they are mostly benign.

Hope you got a lot of cookies, Phantom!

Idaho PugRanch said...

We like that hand signal too Phantom
You are such a handsome boy, no matter the lumps
Mr Bailey & Hazel

Madi and Mom said...


Casey said...

"Cookie" works in any language, spoken or signed!

Soggibottom said...

Aw bless him. Bet he uses his nose too. I always teach pups hand signs when they are learning all the basics.
After having one very deaf dog years ago. She used to get around and you would never have known she was deaf. She used to love fireworks.
Good lad Phantom, hugs and luvs to you big guy. :-) x

Sue said...

It isn't easy growing old, is it Phantom? I don't hear very well either and my eyesight is poor, but we manage. Be well, my friend.

Two French Bulldogs said...

We hope your "hearing aid" goes away. We are going to start using paw signals with mom
Lily & Edward

The Army of Four said...

Oh, yeah. Hand signals with COOKIES in them are soon much easier to understand! Ha roo! Mom said that's a good reminder that she wants us girls to understand more hand signals. Both Stormy and Zimmie lost a lot of their hearing and she was thankful that they had developed some hand signals they could understand.
PS: Thank you for the beautiful Christmas card!!!!

Sketching with Dogs said...

Can you get the radio on it :)
Mum always says that we dogs understand hand signals way better than verbal commands.
Lynne x

rottrover said...

As a senior lady in my golden years, I have what is referred to as "selective hearing." Dad thinks I'm totally deaf, butt mom knows better ;-)


Jenna,Mark Drady said...

Oh Phantom :( I am sorry pal!
I hope it stops growing soon :(
ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

Sage said...

Oh, sweet Phantom. You just need to know when the good things are coming--stuff like food and walks. That kinda stuff. And I bet you don't need anything growing in your ear to know that!!

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

I was hoping for a hearing aid review. My mother can't hear a thing!2608

haopee said...

The pack definitely enjoys the hand signal with treats on one hand.