Random Thoughts

After a few days of rain and wind (got to 43F (6C) with 30 mph (50 kmph) winds yesterday), we are supposed to have a beautiful spring day here (65 F / 18C).  Not a cloud in the sky as the sun is rising.  Since we are headed out to the trails, thought I would just do some random thoughts this morning.



The problem with running a contest is you have to pick a winner and we really enjoyed all of the entries.  But we judged our favorite captions by the ones that made us laugh the most:

Grand Prize Winner

“There is a fly on my nose, nearly got it” – Holly & Zac

Runners-Up (In case the Grand Prize Winner can not fulfill their obligations)

“This is how you pronounce the RR in Spanish. First,visualize the front of your tongue as a flag flapping in a vigorous breeze. Now try purring like a cat. If you’ve succeeded, you are approximating the RR.” – Simcha

“Could someone please put some ketchup on my next grasshopper?” – The Op Pack

As promised the grand prize winner receives our 24 paw salute and hearty thanks.  Don’t you feel enriched?



So many people thought the fuzzy butts would make a great header, it gave me an idea.  Maybe I will add a picture to my footer and use the fuzzy butts.  What do you think?


Twitter is a total and complete waste of time.  So, of course, we have joined @ http://twitter.com/Thundering_Herd.  Let us know if you are on twitter.



We mentioned the turkeys we saw near our house the other day.  They – about 8 of them that we have counted so far – have apparently settled into the woods beside the road we walk every afternoon.  This is adding a great deal of excitement to that part of the walk, to put it mildly.


We get a report from our website hosting service every month that shows our traffic (another record month in March where every day we had over 260 unique visitors and 2500 hits – thank you) and some interesting tidbits.  Despite Brice’s mention of Qannik’s Attack of the Dog Food Bag, that story in the month of March was still a distant second to Frankencouch.  Amazing to me that over 2 years later, Frankencouch still attracts so much attention.


My most faithful reader is having a birthday today.  Happy Birthday Mom!


Have a great Saturday!


  1. Steve & Kat on April 7, 2009 at 8:53 am

    Happy Birthday to your mom! We think the fluffy butts at the bottom of the page is a great idea. Coming and going!

    Excellent picks on the caption. We think all three are very funny.

    We can’t stick to Twitter. I guess we barely see the point. Dogs blogging entire sagas, on the other paw, totally has a point. 🙂


  2. Mochi on April 6, 2009 at 12:38 am

    Happy belated birthday to your mom! The fuzzy butts are so cute! 🙂

    Did you try to catch the turkeys? I would! 🙂


  3. princess eva on April 5, 2009 at 12:47 am

    hey Qannick!
    I have another one for you. Promise you won’t tell???

    Momma usually calls us by saying “Hey pups”, but yesterday she said “Hey Girls”. HE went running to her anyway and now the boy is embarrassed.

    Princess Eva

  4. Huffle Mawson on April 4, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    I hadn’t read the frankencouch story before – how funny! Mum says if it’s okay with you the Herd will not be allowed to sit on the new red chair, should you ever come to visit me.

    Huffle Mawson

  5. The OP Pack on April 4, 2009 at 1:16 pm

    Oh yes, a footer indeed. But let’s call it a “tailer”:)

    Enjoy the hike.

  6. the Army of Four on April 4, 2009 at 1:01 pm

    Happy birthday, Thundering Mom!!!!!! Ha roo roo roo!
    I like the fuzz butts, no matter where you put them!
    “Ketchup on my grasshopper”. Ha roo roo roo! That’s a good one.
    Play bows,

  7. Kira on April 4, 2009 at 10:24 am

    Hapy Birthday to your Mom from us! great stats by the way, I can only hope…
    Love the fluffy tails!

  8. Four Musketeers on April 4, 2009 at 9:40 am

    Happy Birthday to your mom !!!!
    Congrats to all doggy winners !

  9. Mason Dixie on April 4, 2009 at 9:35 am

    Happy birthday to your mom!! I love the fluffy tail butt shot, it should most definitely be your header. =)

  10. Khyra on April 4, 2009 at 9:24 am

    Happy Barfday to your mom!
    Do all of woo get KHAKE?!?

    HeHeHe – fuzzy butts fur the footer works!

    Great selekhtions on the khaption khontest!

    We’ve sent a few new readers to the FrankenKhouch story in the past month! After Sammie The Golden ate the glove and had surgery, we were going bakhk and forth on a few things. Her mom mentioned the vet had mentioned a dog destroying a khouch….so we shared yours!

    Happy Hiking!


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