S: PAWPRINTS ON OUR HEARTS FANTUM MENIS
BC: Fantum Menis, You were a wonderful service dog, family pet, protector, and nanny. You always loved children. That was apparent when as a service dog, you did your duties better AFTER a child loved you in the store. Thank you for taking in children and loving them, when they were in a difficult place being away from their family. Thank you for loving your momma and playing all her games. Thanks for approving Dave, as your daddy. You touched so many lives, you were an angel in black fur. We appreciate your funniness and will cherish all the laughter you gave. Heavenly Father gave you to this family and now we return you to him. We love you.
FC: THE LIFE OF FANTUM MENIS | August 2005- July 16, 2016
1: A dog is a bundle of love wrapped in fur." | FANTUM | The many faces of
3: This is my daddy and I. I love my daddy.
4: My mommy and I. I loved my mommy.
5: When I was younger, I was a clean freak. In my later years, after we moved to Arizona- I realized dirt was my friend.
6: A Dog's Life | My daddy taught me to slide down slides and I loved doing that. One of my other past times is to watch TV. I actually broke a TV once, How many dogs can say that?
7: I hated rain and falling snow, but I LOVED to play in the snow. | I killed the evil snowman that a child built.
8: My parents, my brother, Thor, and I.
10: I loved to carry things to help my family out. I really liked carrying my own lunch from McDonald's. I would also unwrap my own hamburger and eat it.
11: I loved to swim. I would only give someone 2 seconds to pick up the toy and throw it in the water before I started to bark. I would swim forever if I was allowed.
13: Fantum, a heartbeat at our feet. | FANTUM | My life started in a kennel, I gave my mom 'the look'. I drove her insane, but she loved me. Then, I met my daddy. It took him awhile, but he fell in love with mommy and me.
15: I was an only puppy for many years. My parents promised me a younger brother and I was so excited for a child. They were gone for a few hours and brought back the blue collared dog. I WAS NOT HAPPY. However, Thor is my best friend.
17: I am a puppy of God And I am so abused, I thought I had a goodly home, but I am so confused. Lead me, love me, walk beside me. Help me find the way. Teach me all that I can do to live with Him someday. | My daddy made up this song for me. I would get so excited when he started singing it to me. | My momma bought this frog for a sick friend, but when she brought it home, I told her it was MINE.
18: Elephant , my favorite toy. NOBODY can touch my Elephant.
19: I was not spoiled, I was well-loved.
20: I loved 'no begging', that's begging without looking. I loved hotdogs, hamburgers, and pizza. I hated veggies and fruits unless they had gravy on it. | I loved to steal shoes and hide them. It always put a smile on my parent's face. Sometimes, I would steal the shoe and show them because they always said, ""Oh Fantum, I love you, too.
21: Five of my many looks.
22: I was Haley's Prince.We went on a hotdog date, I wore her PJ's. Don't I look adorable? | This is Amanda. She is my wife. My daddy married us. Amanda gave me my collar as a ring.
23: I wanted children, but they never came. Eventually, my parents became foster parents and I loved every child that needed me. I made sure I watched over them at night. When they left for a visit or went home, I moped until they came back. | This is Violet. I guarded her at night making sure no ghosts attacked her. | Above is my little Skylar. I put him to bed, too. | I loved Aiden, but I handed him to Thor to care for. Those two both have a lot of energy.
24: I got my name because I stole a slice of pizza. I hid it in a pile of dirty clothes. My mom was watching Phantom Menace, Episode I of Star Wars. I took out the slice of pizza and started licking it while I was watching my mom. | Above are my children. They didn't have a dog. I have growled at their parents more than once when they came to pick them up. | Maggie is the Queen of Treats. She ALWAYS got me tons of treats. I love her. | Vincent, Maggie, and Amy are my 'adopted' children. They slept over for my birthday party. They played pin the bow on the puppy with me. We had an Olaf pinata. It was so cool that my treats fell out of the pinata when the kids broke it.
25: . - Mathieu David was my baby. My parents were good parents, but I was his nanny. Every time mama brought the car seat home, I MADE sure she didn't forget to bring him home. Every time they moved him, I verified he was okay. I taught Thor how to act around babies. I finally allowed him near my baby when Mathieu was 3 weeks old. I even calmed Mathieu down with my tail through the crib once because mama was busy making his bottle.
27: My life cannot be caught in a book. I had a personality like none other. I loved unconditionally. My parents know they will never replace me. I hope someday they will have a dog that chases the tv, and steal shoes. They loved and begged me all the time to do this for them. My joy came when my family laughed. I loved hearing their laughter. I forgot to add that I loved hotdogs. I buried some of those hotdogs in the couch. Then, I nearly pawed my mom to death because she sat on the couch. I was informed that I was NOT allowed to bury my food in the couch. I would get upset when my routine was changed. My daddy lived upstairs on the third floor of the apartment. Every morning after I talked my parents into getting married, I would go upstairs to wake my daddy. Even after my parents got married and daddy took me out for my morning walks, I still wanted to go upstairs to wake him up. I loved to roll on my back and show my tummy to everybody. I loved to comfort people. I hated storms. I was allowed to have the personality I wanted. I had a great life.
28: When my children went on visits with their parents, I would go in their bathroom and mope. I would stay there for hours. My toys and shoes brought me comfort in my misery.