Monday, April 6, 2015

Remembering . . .



PHANTOM
11/20/1998 - 4/2/2015







I have so much I want to say about my life with Phantom, but the emotions are still too raw.  I will let the video speak for the joy he brought me over his sixteen years.  How I wish I had more photos from his younger days, but I didn't have a digital camera then:(  Thank you all again so much for all your loving messages.  I miss Phantom so much, but I know he is forever in my heart.

Hugs, K.

51 comments:

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

YESsssssssssssssss he is in YOUR heart and memories.... and in OURS also.

haopee said...

I couldn't believe Phantom used to be a black puppy.

We will truly miss him. He was one interesting sibe. I pray your hearts are healing.

Marg said...

What a great video. Love seeing him watching the donkeys. I am going to watch this again. Sending lots of hugs. It is so so hard when the animals leave. Just such a horrible empty place. Take care Kathie.

Brian said...

Thanks for sharing that wonderful video. Love and hugs from all of us.

Madi and Mom said...

OH MY WORD...KATHIE I TELL YOU THIS VIDEO SPEAKS VOLUMES ABOUT LOVE AN DEVOTION AND ADMIRATION. YOU REALLY SELECTED THE BEST PHOTOS THAT EXPRESSED EVERY ASPECT OF PHANTOM'S 16 YEARS WITH YOUR FAMILY. I LOVED ALL THE CLOSE UPS OF THOSE GORGEOUS EYES AND THE ONES OF HIS FLUFFY TAIL. HE WAS A SURELY THE BEST OF THE BEST. WELL DONE MY FRIEND..MY EYES ARE A TAD LEAKY THE SONG WOW!!!
HUGS AND LOVE
CECILIA

Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs said...

He was certainly one of the special ones - for some reason certain blog buddies hold a special place. We love all our buddies but still - there are certain dogs we feel a real connection too and Phantom was one of those for us - probably because all of Mom's furbabies have lived to be very old and she has a real soft spot for senior doggies. And of coarse he had those beautiful blue eyes. We know you will miss him for a long time to come but each day gets a little easier.

Misaki @ misadventuresofMisaki said...

So lovely to see baby phantom xxx

Sue said...

Though Phantom's eyes were blue and Tsar's were brown, they had the same expression. I miss that deep, trusting, thoughtful look.

tpagrl said...

What a sweet tribute. Linda, Pepper, and Dublin

NanaNor's said...

My heart hurts for you; in time the pain will lesson(though never leave totally)and you will just have smiles and beautiful memories.
Wags,
Noreen & Hunter

Cupcake said...

I watched this beautiful video with tears in my eyes. He was a wonderful, incredible dog. Thank you for taking such great care of him and loving him so much. It's very clear how deeply he loved you all too. Thank you for his video.

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

Beautiful photos....so many memories.

Cinnamon said...

Unconditional love from our pets confirms how much of our hearts they hold. You can see it in their eyes when they look at you. Phantom will be missed by many here in blogville.
....... and yes my eyes are leaky too.
xo Linda and Cinnamon

The Army of Four said...

Very sweet video! <3 We know your hearts are breaking. Sending hugs!
Cammie!

Jake of Florida said...

Beautiful.

Joan and JH

stellaroselong said...

Kathie I know how hard you worked on that video, you could feel all the love in your heart for sweet phantom with each picture...what a perfect song for that strong guy. We will certainly miss him also. Hugs stellie rose and momma

Chef Sasha said...

That was beautiful, there is just no other word to describe it and thank you


Anne and Sasha

Mitch and Molly said...

What a beautiful video. Phantom was such a handsome boy. He will forever be so very special to us and to so many ♥

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

Two French Bulldogs said...

It's so hard, we totally understand
Snorts
Lily & Edward

C.L.W.STEP said...

Wow! That was beautiful!

Susie and Sidebite said...

Wonderful....a most wonderful way to always remember a little buddy!

The Mad Scots

Charliedownunder said...

Soooooooooooooooo special!!!!!!!
Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Amber DaWeenie said...

Kathie, that is a beautiful tribute to Phantom. Thank you for sharing him with us over the years.

They say life always goes on, but what they don't say is that life goes on but with so many changes when a loved one is no longer with us.

Phantom will always be watching over you and his family.

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

Kathie, I'm so sorry for your loss. I know Phantom was very much loved and he had a wonderful life with you! Beautiful tribute to such a lovely boy!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Phantom was part of our life too.
Just as Dakota and Thunder were.
We loved Phantom, and we loved all of you- our family,,
We cannot write without tears,,
we wish we had words,,, but all we can say is that we are hugging you,, and Phantom will live in our hearts forever- until the end of time,
Such a beautiful tribute you have made with all these phots,, and this song,,
and we are sooo sad and sorry too
that you hurt,,
love
tweedles

Dory and the Mama said...

Phantom will always hold a very special place in our hearts...what a wonderful tribute to him!

Hugs and fond Smileys,
Mama Beth, Dory and Bilbo
(Jakey and Arty too)

BeadedTail said...

The first pic of Phantom and Thunder already started Mommy's eyes leaking so we'll have to watch the video another time. She can't handle it right now. Hugs and purrs to you!

Cyndi and Stumpy said...

I hope there is no doubt in your mind that Phantom knew he was your hero.

Thanks for sharing him with us.

Idaho PugRanch said...

What a wonderful tribute for your beautiful boy.
love
Linda & the pug kids

Piappies World said...

Hi Kathie, That's a very beautiful tribute to dear Phantom. We will continue to love him and remember good memories of Phantom. He continues to watch over you.

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

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Oh mates. How beautiful. We can only say thank you for sharing your darling boy with us. Phantom, we'll miss you old boy. Love and hugs to you all. No worries and love, Stella, Rory and Carol. Xx

Jenna,Mark Drady said...

Again with the tears :( Sweet Phantom, I miss u pal!

Mark Muller said...

It was good that you made such a wonderful video... I'm not able to do it even after nearly 6 years... many thanks for such a wonderful memory of Phantom...
easy rider

Treva Hastings said...

Such a Beautiful tribute to a Beautiful boy, I was devastated to learn of his passing, he will always be in your heart, so sorry for your loss.

Sherri Painter said...

Beautiful tribute. Made me cry with sadness but also with joy. He was so loved and that is all that our furry kids want...is our love. And he got a ton of it! The sadness will slowly pass, but you have 16 wonderful years of memories that cannot be taken.

Until we see Phantom again...

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Oh! Beautiful tribute. We are a bit late (just found out). So sorry but we know Phantom left precious memories and will be remembered forever. Sending you lots of Golden LOVE. Sugar n mom Rosalyn

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

Phantom, was truly a special soul. The slide show you created was lovely, such precious memories of your sweet boy.

onespoiledcat said...

Beautiful video.....full of photos of special moments - and such fun - and SO very much love. I always said that I could see pure love in those blue eyes.

Sending hugs of comfort....this will stay in my heart for a long time.

Pam (and Sammy)

FiveSibesMom said...

Through tears I watch this beautiful loving video tribute to such a beautiful boy...Please know I'm sending you and the OP Pack family lots of hugs...he was such a special boy...and touched us all. We will always, always remember Phantom.<3

Sketching with Dogs said...

We loved your video of Phantom. What a special boy he was. I know he had the most wonderful life with you and the other Sibes.
We will miss seeing his beautiful face.
Lynne, Dip and Elliot x

rottrover said...

Lots of tears. Just saw this. So, so beautiful. Sometimes the loss just kicks you in the gut. Hugs.

Karen Jo said...

I just found out about Phantom and I am deeply sorry. I send hugs and the kitties send comforting purrs.

Millie and Walter said...

Thanks for sharing this special tribute to your blue eyed boy.

The Florida Furkids said...

That was a fabulous tribute to Phantom. He had such an expressive face and soulful eyes. We really enjoyed seeing Baby Phantom pictures too. We've all got leaky eyes again.........such a sweet boy. RIP Phantom...we know you knew how loved you were.

The Florida Furkids

KB Bear said...

Lots of tears here as I watched your wonderful video. I felt like I could see Phantom's gentle and loving soul through his blue eyes in your photos. He was such a special one. I miss him so I can only imagine how you feel. Sending you lots of loving thoughts.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

We are visiting again tonight,,,
here to be still and send love to all of you. We can feel Phantom,, we wanted to let you know
love
tweedles

Wild Dingo said...

Aw, Kathie, I cried my eyes out watching the video. What a good pup he was with the kids and the puppies that came into his life. You gave him a beautiful life. I will miss his handsome face and soulful eyes.

Love, julie, Loki, Juno and mr.wild dingo

Lassiter Chase and Benjamin said...

We are sorry to hear of Phantom crossing Rainbow Bridge.

24 Paws of Love said...

Thank you for sharing Phantom with us. He was so beautiful. I loved his Husky curl and the pic of the four of them together. Made me smile. :)

Take care of yourself, we will be thinking of you.

Savannah's Paw Tracks said...

Your video speaks deeply of your unabiding love for this precious Sibe Phantom. I was moved immensely. He is playing at The Bridge with Thunder Dunder and Dakota.

Wyatt said...

So sorry for the loss of your dear boy, Phantom. We know how your heart breaks.
He will be missed. But know that he is in good company now.
xoxo
Wyatt and Family