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Phantom - November 2, 1996 – January 29, 2009


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Deano’s Desire - Phantom

November 2, 1996 – January 29, 2009

Gotcha date: March 23, 2001

It is with huge sadness and heavy heart that I tell you that my precious Phantom has gone to the bridge.

My wonderful, handsome and beautiful boy developed a limp in early December. Rimadyl took care of it for a bit over a month and then the limp returned. It was his right front shoulder. He was only on the tramadol for a week and even with doubled doses it was not enough pain relief to stop the limp. I promised him that I wouldn’t let him be in horrible pain, and I kept that promise. So today we went for a ride, he ate McDonalds double cheeseburger sandwiches and a super sized fries. He didn’t even have to get out of my car and hop down on his painful shoulder, he went to the bridge whilst snoozing in my suv.

He left this earth the same way he walked this earth, a gentleman with quiet dignity and surrounded by love.

I will miss him forever and love him forever and hope that someday we will be reunited in a better place. I’m positive that he’s somewhere where he can run and run and run to his hearts content with no pain and no limp at all. Since Phantom had escaped more than once (while racing and while being fostered and while with me!) we know how much he loved to roam. I’m sure that he’s surrounded by children, he so loved them. And I know that there are no kitties scaring him, like cats here on earth did.


When I came home and put my purse down, I burst into tears, I realized that my Phantom would never again chew up one of my leather bags. He totaled 2 coach bags in his time and rendered a couple of more injured but not totaled! I never yelled at him for doing it, he just couldn’t help himself, he loved leather! He ate a couple of books too, never the entire book, just the last 15 or so pages! I remember once standing in the grocery store and carefully reading the last 3 pages of a novel because Phantom had removed them in the book I owned, and I didn't want to buy another copy!!


I am grateful that I have my puppers here at home, it helps take some of the pain away. Dinner was strange tonight, one less bowl, less meds to fix and one less dog to let out to potty.

As I’ve always said, everyone should have at least one dog like Phantom, he was so laid back, and so quiet and such a love. The perfect guy! (just had to keep leather bags away from him and locks on the gates!)

There are so many pictures of this boy, and way too many to put them here, so I made him a little web page and put a few of my favorite pictures of him on that page. I do hope that you will go and look at them and see why I loved this boy so much.




And notice, that most of his pictures are while he's snoozing! Phantom LOVED to sleep. He usually got up on my bed daily and unmade my bad two or three times a day! What a stinker. When I thought he was limping due to injury in December, I took my bed off the frame and just put the mattress and box springs on the floor so he could get up and down more easily. I think I'll just leave them there. And Sugar has now taken up the habit of jumping up on the bed and unmaking it and snoozing on it! So I guess I'll continue to make my bed three or four times a day!




I picked up Phantom's ashes today. He's home where he belongs now and it feels right.

I miss him so much.





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Anne, I'm so sorry. Run with the Angels, Phantom...run fast!

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Oh, I am so sorry. Thankfully, he went fast, and didn't have to go through a slow decline. It's been almost a year since we lost our Russ, a huge black brindle. He was diagnosed with lymphoma and two weeks later, he was gone. It was quick and painless. He was eating and going for walks up until the day before we had to say goodbye at the vet's. It's so hard at first, but honestly, you really do feel better over time.

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I am so very sorry, Anne. :( I never could think of you without thinking of Phantom, too. He will be missed.

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I'm so sorry for the loss of your handsome gentleman. :cry1

Godspeed, sweet Phantom... :gh_run2 Run like the wind with the angels. :heart

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and bring you home again.

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Anne, your lovely tribute was so moving. Phantom's sweet personality was so clear to see in the photos and he was obviously loved, cherished and very happy. May the memories of your years with Phantom bring you comfort and smiles.


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I'm so sorry you had to say goodbye to your good boy Phantom - may he rest in peace.



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