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When we say Landon has a “lack of recall,” we should explain our vocabulary. You might have thought this story had something to do with our refusal to go to the humans when they shout “Come here!” We are Siberian Huskies, so we notoriously refuse to comply with such requests. But in today’s case, Hu-Dad asked if Landon remembered the discussions about not sleeping on the human guest bed, especially with muddy paws. Landon responded he didn’t recall those conversations. Vague promises may have been made about future compliance.
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Hu-Dad thinks some things should be easy when we all know they aren’t. For example, he needed a photo of one of us with some Christmas decorations for his Monday Musing over at his (less popular) website. Landon volunteered. All Boom Boom needed to do was sit still so Hu-Dad could capture a focused image. Unfortunately, sitting still is not one of Landon’s better skills. So we give you a slightly unfocused photo of Landon with one of our Christmas trees.
Yesterday morning, His Highness Little Prince Typhoon Phooey was dutifully taking his daily medications when the unthinkable happened—Hu-Dad leaned forward and kissed him on the head. Uninvited touching of the Little Prince is a violation of royal protocol and must be met with a stern response. In this case, that involved much sighing, snorting, and stamping of feely-feet followed by the royal huff. Isn’t he cute when he’s grumpy?
Typhoon learned the art of perimeter patrol from Queen Natasha the Evil and her Security Chief Kiska. And Natasha, back when she was a puppy called Baby Bear or Princess Pain in the *(er, well, you know, family blog and all)*, learned it from her Mama Bear, Nikita. Now His Highness Little Typhoon Phooey is teaching his protege Roscoe. We think he’s learning well as they are sniffing and shuffling twins.
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From all of us here at Chez Herd by the Sea, we wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving Day. We will spend it in our usual manner with a long walk in the morning, long walk in the afternoon, and lots of napping time in between. And, yes, our humans will be enjoying a good spread of food (which they claim they aren’t going to share, not that that will keep us from begging).
A dedicated and determined dog like Landon knows the important rule to get tasks done early in the morning—don’t be late.
Every kid, including Roscoe, who has ever played tag knows you are safe if you are touching home base.
During our morning turnout, the Little Prince again bucked human requests in his usual fashion as a royal snob
Something might make you a little happy and you smile. But sometimes, something makes you a lot happy like seeing a long-lost sibling.
The Little Prince will always demand to do things his own way and this pesky morning ritual is a great example.
First thing in the morning, we head to the yard for one important thing, but Landon forgot and he blames a sunrise squirrel distraction.
The rains of last week have left, beautiful sunny skies overhead, and Frankie declared it was a perfect quiet alone time in the yard.