Thursday, April 2, 2015

Farewell, my dear sweet boy


PHANTOM

NOVEMBER 20, 1998 - APRIL 2, 2015


You will be so very deeply missed but forever in our hearts.

With much love and sadness - Ciara, Lightning, Mom and Dad

104 comments:

BeadedTail said...

Oh no! I'm so very sorry! My heart is breaking and my eyes are leaking. Phantom was such a sweet boy and I know he'll be missed but he'll always be in your heart. Sending comforting purrs and hugs.

The Florida Furkids said...

OH NO! We've got leaky eyes here too. We love you Phantom and you are going to be truly missed by your family and by all of us who loved you.

The Florida Furkids

Cupcake said...

Even though I knew this was coming and I know Phantom is at the bridge feeling wonderful, I'm so sad to hear this news. Phantom was such a special boy, he will be missed very much. Please know I am thinking of you all and I'm so sorry for your loss.

Love, Eileen and Cupcake

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Perhaps Khousin Abby khan visit North of The Rainbow Bridge and say hello to a furry special Siberian Angel

We are sorry for the loss...

We'll light a khandle to help with his journey...I am pretty sure a certain white princess will be so ready to romp again with him

Hugz&Khysses from all of us in PA

GOOSE said...

Dear sweet friends you are very much in me and MOM's hearts and prayers. Run free Phantom. We are holding your family tightly in our hearts.
Blessings,
Goose

Angel Tucker, Daisy and Leo said...

We are so very sorry to hear about Phantom. He had a long life and was well loved and will wait at the bridge with all his friends until you come.

Daisy and her mom.

Millie and Walter said...

We are so sorry to hear about your sweet Phantom. He was one tough boy. Hugs to all of you.

Cinnamon said...

We are saddened to read of sweet Phantom passing. Our hearts and prayers are with you tonight.
xo Cinnamon and Linda

dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

Oh Phantom... our hearts are breaking for you and your family. We are all sending purrs.

Jo's World said...

How we will all miss Mr. Blue-eyes!

He was a rare and wonderful pup, and loved by those who knew him. It is good to think of him at the Bridge, young again and pain free. That will be our memory of him.

Heartfelt Condolences,

Jo, Stella and Zkhat

Susie and Sidebite said...

Oh,not the sweet guy....Oh Phantom, we are so gonna miss that wonderful face...we will see you at the Bridge one day buddy!

Susie, Sidebites, Mickey & Shadow

Barbara said...

Even when we get notice, the hurt is the same. We are sending our very best wishes to you and wishing Phantom Godspeed at the bridge. He will be missed by many, many people.

Idaho PugRanch said...

We are so sorry to see this tonight. Phantom was a wonderful sweet boy and he had a good long life full of love. Sending hugs and prayers your way
love
Mr Bailey, Hazel, Mabel & Mom

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

Oh no... Just came in. Can't think of any words, so we'll just send hugs. We'll miss him, too.

Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs said...

Our hearts are breaking and tears are falling - we will miss you so very much Mr Blue Eyes - run free sweet Phantom - we know you will have so many friends waiting for you over the rainbow bridge - big hugs to your Mom.

Ruby said...

Oh noes. Oh my sweet furiend, I will miss you bunches and always remember your soulful eyes and handsome face.
I know now you are doin' some snow zoomies and having lots of fun over the Bridge. {{{hugs}}}} to your Moms and Pops, and to Lightning and Ciara and all the Grandpeeps.
Run pain free my furiend
Til we meet again...
Kisses,
Ruby ♥

The Island Cats said...

We are so sorry to hear that Phantom has gone to the Bridge. Purrs....

KB Bear said...

I'm crying again. Phantom touched so many of us, with his innocent and loving eyes. We know that the love we saw in his eyes was for his family - for his momster, dad, Ciara, and Lightning. He was lucky to have also loved Dakota and Thunder. His life spanned many others - and you nurtured him every step of the way.

We are all grieving with you and sending you loving thoughts.

Thank you for sharing sweet Phantom with all of us.

Angel Prancer Pie said...

Our hearts are breaking for you right now. The handsome and sweet Phantom will be greatly missed by all of us.
Sending lots of gentle woos your way.
XOXOXO

Tweedles -- that's me said...

All of blogville loved Phantom.
Everyone of us is circling around you right now,, hugging you,,
crying with you,,, We all cared so much for all of you.
You gave Phantom the best home ever,,, and he knew he was loved.
And you listened for him to tell you when he was ready to be set free. You honored him,, and very unselfishly you let him be free.
We are soo sorry...
Run free Phantom.
I am going outside to see the new star in the sky.
love
tweedles

Jeanne Pursell said...

Oh no.....All of us are grieving right alongside you...we all loved Phantom and his sweet, soulful eyes and we are sending love and hugs to you all tonight. Run free Phantom.nxo Jeanne, Chloe and LadyBug

CheerfulMonk said...

I cried when I read the title, knowing what it meant. What a sweet boy he was.

The Furries of Whisppy said...

We came over as soon as we heard about Phantom leaving for the Bridge. We've not been blogging much since Whisky left for the Bridge (almost a year ago).

We're very sorry for your loss and we send lots of love and purrs your way.

xoxoxoxo
The Kitties of Whisppy and Mommy

Julia Williams said...

I'm so very sorry for your loss. This special boy was deeply loved.

Charliedownunder said...

Oh No ..... I am soooooo sorry. Sweet Phantom!!! I have no words so, as I always seem to do in these circumstances, I'll let Tweedles say it all for me. She ALWAYS says it just right, aye?? Our love and thoughts are with you. Charlie and his Mum. Hugs!!!!!!!!!

Melon said...

Oh Mr Phantom. We will miss you so much. I will miss checking Blogville for your beautiful face, but am glad I know your Momster loved you so much that I will still see photos of you when she is ready. Phantom, you're one of a kind. Take care.

Big hugs to the Momster. Thinking of you in this difficult time. You are such a loving, brave lady. Thankyou so much for sharing Phantom with us - I'm sure you know how well-loved he was. It was his 14th (I think) birthday which prompted me to join Blogville - I wanted to join in the celebration for such a beautiful soul! :-)

Phantom Forever.

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

Oh No. We are so very saddened by this news. Even if one knows that such times have to come and that Phantom had a glorious life, saying goodbye is always so very, very heartbreaking.

Phantom, you were a very special guy and you will be missed by so many people all over the world.

Gentle Woofs, Soft Neighs, Big Purrs and a hug from #1,
Everyone at the Poupounette

Molly The Wally said...

We read this with great sadness. He was truly a special dog who was loved by many of us in Blogville. Run free and fast over to the rainbow bridge sweet one. We have you all in our thoughts and prayers.
Best wishes Molly

Julie said...

So very sorry to hear the sad news
Sending you all lots of luffs and hugs
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx

Mitch and Molly said...

Our hearts are breaking for all of you. You will be deeply missed by so many who loved you, Phantom. Godspeed♥

Love ya lot♥
Mitch and Molly

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Oh dear mates, we are so sorry to hear this news. We will remember Phantom with love. What an amazing life he had, giving love and being loved in return. That is a treasure to hold in your hearts. Hold tight and know we are thinking of you and sending gentle hugs to you all. Run fast, run free dear Phantom. No worries and love, Stella and Rory

Mollie said...

Phantom darling you will be so missed. Sending lots of love and hugs to your family. Run free sweet one. xxoxxx

Angel Ginger Jasper said...

I am so very sorry and know your hearts are breaking. Love and hugs to you. Run sweet sweet boy xx

tpagrl said...

I am so very sorry for your loss. Prayers and warm fuzzy thoughts from our house to yours. Linda, Pepper and Dublin

Mark Muller said...

I'm so sorry and my tears are running... for you Phantom ... you were a hero and heroes live forever ... in my heart...
easy rider

Ann Adamus said...

Phantom Forever,
forever loved.

Madi and Mom said...

Mom and I are so very sorry to read about Phantom's passing. What a brave Woo with the most soulful
eyes. He was loved by all of us and admired for his bravery.
With love and many hugs and prayers
We have copied your post and posted to the POTP blog
Cecilia and Madi

Marg said...

Oh Kathie, we are so so sorry and sure send you tons of hugs. Just know that Phantom was so loved by everyone. I am just crying my eyes out. We know you will miss him and he was such a trouper through all his illness. Sending you lots of good thoughts. Sad day.

Brian said...
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Brian said...

Oh dear friends, we hate that sad news more than we could ever tell you. We send you all our love and hugs. Run free handsome Phantom, you shall forever be in our hearts.

onespoiledcat said...

Words fail me sometimes....this is just so sad. We simply adored precious Phantom and could see "tired" in his eyes but bless his heart he hung on and wanted to stay with his family as long as possible. We send you big hugs and prayers for peace for all of you....Phantom was so brave and dear........

Love, Sammy and Pam

Hannah and Lucy said...

We didn't know your beloved Phantom but felt we couldn't just go away without saying how sorry we are for you and we can see what a lovely friend he was to you all. Fly free Phantom.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Lovable Lily said...

We're sending you over lots of love and prayers. We are very saddened to hear this news about sweet Phantom. Blogville is surrounding you and we hope that you can feel our many hugs comforting you.

Hugs,
Lily Belle & Muffin

Old Kitty said...

Awwwww beautiful angel! We are so sorry to read such awful news. Sending you all gentle hugs and purrs. Take care
x

Angel Pip and Ruby said...

My heart broke when I read this news ...I have loved Phantom since the moment I looked into those beautiful, soulful, blue eyes. I always felt Phantom and Pip were similar and shared the same gentle heart. When Pip passed, I remember being comforted that Phantom was still alive and well. I hope they are together ...two kindred spirits across the bridge, running and napping in the sunlight like two old friends. I will miss Phantom dearly ...and send you much love and support across the miles. Run fast and free, dear sweet Phantom ...

Marg said...

Joe and Smoke wanted to come by and give you their best Hee Haws Angel Phantom.

Amber DaWeenie said...

Even though Phantom lived a very long and happy life, it's just never easy to say goodbye. My tears are still falling after reading about him this morning. He is one of the first guys we met when Amber first started blogging. We think of Phantom as one of the Blogville icons. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Phantom, run fast, young, and free again at the Bridge.

MySpecialDoggies said...
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MySpecialDoggies said...

So very sorry for your loss of Phantom - run free sweet doggie. Hugs to you and your family.

Sarge said...

Oh, I am so very sad to hear about Phantom. He was such a handsome and wonderful furiend. We've been blog pals since paractically my first post. I'm so sorry and I know we all share your pain. Sending you lots of warm hugs and our love. Sending howls to the heavens....wooooo rooowaoouuuuooooo
Grr and a Mournful Woof,
Sarge, Furiend

speedyrabbit said...

Our Hearts and thoughts are with you,so sorry for your loss,xx Speedy and Rachel

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

Thinking of all of you at this difficult time. Hugs.

Pierro said...

Rosemary Pierro and Miles here:
Prayers for all of you.
Phantom was a sweet fella.
Love always❤️

Georgia and Julie said...

We are so sorry to hear you have lost such a wonderful,beloved longtime furrend.We know you will miss Phantom very much and your heart hurts.
We send comforting purrs and headbumps.
Purrs Georgia and Julie,
Treasure and JJ
and mom Nancy

FiveSibesMom said...

Oh, this is sad news indeed. Talk about leaky eyes...I am so, so deeply sorry...Phantom was such a beautiful and handsome boy. He will be missed...he is now young and running with Thunder and Dakota, forever in the hearts of his loved ones, and always with you in spirit. I am sending you and Ciara and Lightning big hugs from me and soft woos from my furkids to Angel Phantom. Run free North of the Rainbow Bridge, handsome boy...we will miss you. xox

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

We are so very sad to hear your news. Sending love and purrs. Our hearts ache for you. xxx

Cyndi and Stumpy said...

Phantom will be missed by many. He was such a brave and stoic boy.

I hope you can find solace in the wonderful life he lived and all the memories you share.

Sending love

The Fiesty Three said...

We are so very sorry to read about Phantom. He will be missed. Much love and comforting prayers.

Woofs and Kisses!
The Fiesty Three

TwoSpecialWires said...

Sending sincere and heartfelt condolences. Phantom will be missed and fondly remembered by so many. Thank you for sharing him with us. ❤️

Oz theTerrier said...

We are so sorry for your loss. Phantom will be missed but he will live in our hearts for forever.
Oz

LBJ said...

I just found out through Ruby. I'm so very sorry for this deep loss. A memory and a toast to all the dogs we know was posted last night and Phantom has been added. What a beautiful boy.

LB Johnson - Abby the Lab's Mom

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

Our Hearts are very heavy with the loss of our LONG LONG time Loyal and Loving Furend.
Phantom has left us with Many MANY wonderful memories. We will Cherish them.
Run Free and Fast until we meet again, Phantom.

Casey said...

Momma and I are so very, very sorry to hear this. Phantom was a wonderful boy, and he will be missed. I bet Cinderella is showing him around the Bridge now.

stellaroselong said...

Your family is in our thoughts and prayers today. WE have so enjoyed your posts about phantom and have fallen in love with your family. Our hearts are hurting today. I know though he is celebrating seeing his family at the bridge...run free beautiful boy.
Stella Rose and Momma

Little Reufus said...

O Sweet Phantom, we will hold you in our hearts forever. We love you so very much.

Offering up prayers and tender thoughts of comfort and sending our love to your family...

Little Reufus, Baby Dasher and The Mom

Kit said...

Kathie and Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. I know your hearts are broken.
Phantom was one of my favortie senior bloggie doggies!
Sending hugs to you!
Kit

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

We wanted to say that Phantom was a lucky boy... he had a LONG life that was SO full of LOVE and Wonderful care.
Til we meet again, Phantom.

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

I am deeply sorry for you loss. I came from Ann of Zoolarty. Deep purrs and prayers.

Sweet William The Scot said...

What a long life Phantom lived. He must have many friends at the Rainbow Bridge. I am sadden for your loss and praying you find comfort.
Sweet William The Scot

NanaNor's said...

One can tell,from all the comments about our grieving, just how much Phantom and your pack has touched blogville. He was loved and so are all of you. He would thank you for all the love and care over the years and wouldn't want you or us to cry, but he will leave a big hole in everyone's heart. Sending love, hugs and prayers to you.
Noreen & Hunter

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello woos its dennis the vizsla dog hay i am sorry to heer that phantom had to go away run free in the wunderful snos north of the rainbo bridj phantom!!! and if yoo need to tayk a brayk frum the snow i am shoor tucker has a speshul seet for yoo at his neverending rainbo bridj buffet!!! ok bye

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

We are so very sorry..
~ The Bunch and Mom Bobbie

Dory and the Mama said...

We are so sorry for the loss of one of our longest Blogville friend...Run free sweet Phantom!
Love and Hugs..
Mama Beth, Dory, Bilbo, Jakey and Arty

Sherri Painter said...

I am so sorry. I know we were just speaking of him the other day and that it was a blessing to have him for so long. This boy was loved. It showed every day and in every way. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

Sherri and the Pack

NanĂ¼k said...

I am so very sorry to hear this terrible news. I have always loved Phantom, I know you all must be absolutely crushed. Love an prayers and gentle woooos from the pups,

Mark an family

rottrover said...

With great big tears in my eyes, I'm sending love to yu all. I really understand both the sadness and the relief. Hugs and rottie kisses...

Cory said...

Sending purrs of comfort.

Quinn and Angel brandi said...

Oh, what a big loss! I'm sending lots of purrs and hugs for all of you. So sorry.

Jenna,Mark Drady said...

Oh my god :( :( I am so so so so so sorry. I have tears for you as I am writing this. Phantom, you sweet beautiful boy - I have followed this blog for a while and always enjoyed seeing your beautiful pics as you posed gorgeously for a treat. You were such a fighter, the battles you had faced were crazy, and I prayed for you often, and will continue to do so. I am so very sorry to hear this. *******The time comes. A Siberian Husky lifts up its head.
There is an untested adventure beyond. Time to go.
Across the Rainbow Bridge is a place for all dogs.
A river runs wide and shallow with tennis balls that fly with their own wings;
That is the place for a Labrador or Golden to await its master's arrival.

The Siberian is not content here. Northward is its trail.

There are soft pastures for Aussies and Border Collies, with sheep and geese to pen.
Agility equipment grows like trees amid Frisbees and flyball.

But the North continues its sure wild call,
And the Siberian's journey continues.

Now the air is colder. Now the moon is always full.
Now the light is silver and it breaks and shimmers on fields of bright snow.

Now there are no roads, no walls, no pens, just endless space to run.
This is where Siberians gather, North of the Rainbow Bridge.

They wait in this beautiful place, happy, but not complete.
Suddenly, a howl begins, as one dog senses someone coming,
Someone very special.

All the Siberians raise their heads and join in the ancient chorus.
They dance like moonbeams and sing like winter winds.

There are red ones like dawn streaks, black ones splattered with many colors
And silver ones like the first strange hour before light.
They line up as if in harness and run together,
In a scintillating, many-colored streak.

The leader of the team guides the others past the fields
And river, with racing feet and racing heart.
They rush to greet the new arrival at the Rainbow Bridge
Where the leader is rejoined with its beloved person, never to be parted again.

The glory of the reunion is celebrated by all
The Siberians dwelling beyond the Bridge,
A glimmering, multicolored team leaping and whirling with joy.

The light from that scene is what we see on magical evenings
In the northernmost parts of this Earth:
The Aurora Borealis, the Northern Lights beyond the Rainbow Bridge.******

Sketching with Dogs said...

Kathie, what a terrible shock to read this. I am so very sorry. Phantom was a wonderful companion and an inspiration to us all with his bravery.
We will miss him so much!
Hugs and much love to you, Ciara and Lightening.
Lynne, Dip Elliot and Teddy xxxxx

LP said...

We heard from Ann at Zoolatry that you had to say good-bye to your beautiful boy Phantom. We are awed that he lived for seventeen evidently glorious years! We know how difficult it was to let him go but we know that all the memories and love you shared with him will remain in your hearts.Our thoughts and love are with you. Rest in peace sweet boy. You were truly loved.

the critters in the cottage xo

24 Paws of Love said...

Soft woos to all of you and the loss of Phantom. Thank you for sharing your beautiful boy with us. He will be greatly missed.

Ruby and Penny said...

We are so very sorry.

Love Ruby & Penny

How Sam Sees It said...

I am so very sorry. Sending hugs and love to all of you.

Monty, Harlow, Aaron and Christine

da tabbies o trout towne said...

we wanted to stop by with words of sympathy to your entire family. Godspeed phantom and His strength to your mom and dad during this difficult time. XXX

boomer, dai$y, tuna...and dude and sauce too.

Maggie Mae said...

Kathie,
We are so very sorry to hear the news of Phantom's passing. Please know that we are holding all of you close to our hearts. Maggie Mae and Max send their very best boxer puppy prayers. RIP sweet Phantom.

Blessings and Love,
Janelle, Maggie Mae and Max

jaspersdoggyworld said...

Me and Nellie are very sad to hear of your loss. Our doggy thoughts are with you at this very sad tiime.

The Army of Four said...

Oh, no! We didn't read blogs yesterday and missed this. We are so deeply sorry. We know how much you love Phantom and how hard you tried to make everything right for him.
We all send tons of hugs to all of you. We will miss handsome Phantom so much!
Cammie

Necy Jahoda said...

My heart is bleeding for you and you and your family. It is neer easy saying goodbye to a part of your family but we will do it again and again, Even if it's only for a short time.

Necy, Audrey & Izzy

Chef Sasha said...

My heart hurts and tears are running as I write this. Phantom you were so loved and had such a wonderful life. I know you are running free with no pain with Angel Dakota and Angel Thunder by your side. You will be missed, I can't imagine not seeing that face. I am praying for all of you. I am so sorry and so sad.


Anne and Sasha

meowmeowmans said...

We are so sorry that your beloved Phantom had to go to the Bridge. Thank you for sharing him with all of us, and for loving him so very much. Hugs and purrs to you.

Piappies World said...

We are truly sorry to read about Phantom. Though we have not been posting, we try to drop by as often to check up on friends like you. We will always remember Phantom with fondness as we have known him to be a gentle and sweet pup. We are praying for him and for all of you as well. We know that you have shared so much love through the years and that love will never be gone.

Love,
Piappies Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Max, Wai-Pai & Forgie

Debi Horvath said...

Oh no. I was saddened to see this post. I haven't been on blogger much but I always remember Phantom. His inner soul was sweet. It's hard. Please know we are thinking of you and give the other woos big hugs.
Debi and my Norstar.

Priscilla Phang said...

Oh dear, we are so so sorry and we're in tears now. Sweet Phantom was a wonderful boy and had given us so many good memories; he will be missed and lived in our hearts forever. Hugs to all of you!

SissySees said...

We're so sad to hear about Phantom crossing the bridge. Thank you for sharing him - and the rest of your Woos - with us. He will be missed!

Savannah's Paw Tracks said...

I knew your journey to North of The Bridge was coming Phantom our sweet Sibe bow. Play bows, Savannah and Mom Linda

Marie Symeou said...

We are so sorry for your loss.

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie

C.L.W.STEP said...

Oh no! I am so behind in reading my favorite doggie blogs. I'm just finding this out! We are so sorry for you. We loved old Phantom!

Rebekah Ward said...

Such a handsome, gentle soul. His body is perfect once again. I am so very sorry.

Dash Kitten said...

Our condolences n the loss of such a magnificent boy.

Misaki @ misadventuresofMisaki said...

I'm so sorry to read this. Sending love and hugs to you all xxx

T. Maxx said...

Our sincerest deepest condolences to you and family. Sending you tons of love.

Sincerely, Maxx and Mommy from Singapore

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

Oh Kathie, I'm so so sorry for your loss!

Pedro said...

We hadn't been on blogs in a very long time and were very sad to hear of Phantom's passing. We don't check many blogs these days but try to get on to check yours a couple of times a year. Though it's been some time I'm sure you still miss him so much. We lost Marley in July to aggressive cancer. He wasn't even 5 yet. Our hearts are broken. Thinking of you and sending our love.

Pedro & Rachel