A team of misbehaving Siberian Huskies, known as The Thundering Herd for the sound as they approach, and their hapless humans.

Today's Thundering Herd Story

Every Step You Take

May 19, 2022 |

Unlike some of the past leaders of The Herd, Frankie Suave doesn’t spend time bossing the youngsters around or telling them what to do. As long as they leave him alone, they have free rein. To keep them in line, though, he reminds them in more subtle ways that he has what it takes. He goes on our twice-a-day walks and keeps pace, sometimes with a sideways glance to remind them—every step you take, I’ll take. They get the message.

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This Week's Thundering Herd Special Features

Monday Musing

Weekly thoughts from our Hu-Dad with the latest updates on his writing projects, the books he's reading, and a gratuitous dog photo of us.

An Old Injury

May 15, 2022

I injured myself last week. Stupid, I know, especially when I can only call it an old injury in celebration of my approaching birthday.

Way Back Wednesday

Each week, we reach back into our vault of over 4,500 previous posts and share a favorite. We hope you enjoy this look back.

Lap Dog

January 28, 2010 |

When you are 60 lbs (27kg) of Siberian Husky, there are people who say you should no longer be a lap dog. Kodiak heartily disagrees.

This Past Week's Thundering Herd Stories

Around Every Corner

May 17, 2022 |

You may have noticed the new fireplace isn’t finished. Of course not, mumbles Hu-Dad, because now we’re waiting on the stone. Who wouldn’t want perpetual construction? But ignore grumpy Hu-Dad because we think it’s added yet another hiding place in the yard. Just remember, Dear Roscoe, around every corner might be a waiting bestest-brother-ever who wants to pounce.

Royal Judgment

May 15, 2022 |

Hu-Dad displeased His Royal Highness Little Prince Typhoon Phooey. We don’t know what he did or why he deserves the royal judgment, but the look of shock and horror on Ty’s face says all we care to know.

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Here Comes Trouble

May 14, 2022 |

The crew working on the fireplace left. Hu-Dad settled in a chair with a glass of wine and a good book. What could possible go wrong in the peace and quiet of the backyard? Then the door opens. Here comes trouble—in the form of the Trouble Brothers—His Royal Highness Little Prince Typhoon Phooey and his ever-present shadow, Roscoe P.

An Unexpected Event

May 13, 2022 |

Hu-Dad said he needed photographic evidence to prove this unexpected event. Things like this just don’t happen with Siberian Huskies. And yet… yet… Hu-Dad said, “Come here.” Roscoe did. Shock! (And notice Typhoon on the side ignoring everything.)

Fireplace Inspection

May 12, 2022 |

We’re so excited because the crew showed up yesterday to work on the next-to-last part of our pavilion project—the installation of the fireplace just in time for summer! Once this is complete, the paint crew will apply stain to the pavilion and the fence to protect it against the weather. Roscoe and Typhoon are hard at work on fireplace inspection to identify who left paw prints in the mortar mix. Hope they solve that mystery soon. (P.S. – Click the link to read a funny side story on the blog.)

Why Are We Inside?

May 10, 2022 |

The long morning walk was hours before. The mid-day yard time has come and gone. Now we are waiting on the long afternoon walk, but Hu-Dad is consumed in his busyness. On this beautiful spring day, Roscoe’s look asks the question we all wonder, “Why are we inside?”