The Herd Left Alone!

Fans of The Thundering Herd Facebook Page (really, click that link and then click the “Like” button and you, too, can get breaking Herd News) already know that the humans abused the poor Herd Sunday night by stopping for pizza and beer – and leaving The Herd in the Jeep to amuse themselves. Β To add insult to injury, the hu-dad sipped beer, ate pizza, and actually took pictures of The Herd from the restaurant.

Rusty tries his best pitiful stare - but was looking at another table in the window. Those people did not feed The Herd pizza bones either.

A lady strolled past walking her very small dog. Rusty and Natasha were most amused.

They did not stop to say hello, so everypup just watches them down the sidewalk (see Qannik in the back?).

Rusty selects another pizza eating victim to work his pathetic face on.

29 Comments

  1. Dennis the Vizsla on April 30, 2010 at 11:15 am

    And you got nothing? Not even pupparoni?

  2. dog arthritis on April 30, 2010 at 7:09 am

    I am feeling sorry for Rusty. I wish I could feed a slice.

  3. Honey the Great Dane on April 29, 2010 at 5:54 pm

    Hello Herd…I’ve FINALLY managed to come round and catch up with your posts! πŸ™‚ I had a real giggle at Tartok demonstrating the work ethic of Siberian Huskies – hee! hee! πŸ˜† And I love these photos of you guys waiting patiently in the car…but surely you got a piece of crust at least??

    Slobbers,
    Honey the Great Dane

  4. Sychoberians on April 29, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    The fully loaded Herdmobile must be a sight to see. We cant beleive no Pizza was bestowed upon the Herd, what is wrong with the world today.

    Remy and Flash

  5. Sychoberians on April 29, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    The fully loaded Herdmobile must be a site to see. We cant beleive no Pizza was bestowed upon the Herd, what is wrong with the world today.

    Remy and Flash

  6. NIA NATION on April 29, 2010 at 8:09 am

    Pizza denial is not a victimless crime!!!! Just look at those pained eyes, the I haven’t eaten in at least a week pose. Poor Rusty!!!!!!!!!

  7. Maxx on April 29, 2010 at 2:05 am

    Mom luvs the look Rusty gave on that last shot. That definitely deserves a slice or two of pizza!!

    Cheers,
    Maxx

  8. Lorenza on April 28, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    That was not right!
    My mom says she would have given all her pizza if she had seen you!
    Kisses and hugs
    Lorenza

  9. Ruby's Raiser on April 28, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    That face! Best pizza bone plead ever!

  10. Kari on April 28, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    ABUSE! ABUSE! CALL THE SPCA!!!!

  11. Sagira on April 28, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    Did someone say pizza? Yummy!

  12. Clive on April 28, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    Such wonderful sad faces! You so deserved some pizza!

  13. The OP Pack on April 28, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    We sure hope some one of the victims had mercy on you and shared at least some crusts.

    Woos – Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  14. KB on April 28, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    I’d give your some pizza, Mr. Rusty!! Just don’t eat the small dogs…

  15. Kira The BeaWoootiful on April 28, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    Woooos! Oh the torture the abuse! woo poor poor things, left alone in the truck while those humans had PIZZA!!!!!!!! I think I need to go ponder this one fur a while, and I know woo will find a fitting retribution fur this unusual behavior!
    ~husky kisses~
    -Kira The BeaWootiful

  16. Wild Dingo on April 28, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    your humans are not human. they can’t be if they didn’t give you all a bite.

    if you need sarge’s number to report how your humans are treating you, just let me know. i’ll be happy to call him and let him know the abuse you are enduring.

  17. the pittie pack on April 28, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    those humans need to be taken to BEGINNERS obidience class again! the torture they put you cutie patooties through
    we send you extra slobbery kissed to make up for the horros you have endured

    pibble wiggles
    the pittie pack
    pee.s tooting in the humans pillows always makes ush feel better after a day like yours.
    just sayin’

  18. The Army of Four on April 28, 2010 at 11:48 am

    I can’t believe those faces didn’t lure bipeds over to lavish you guys with affection and PIZZA!!! Are their hearts made of stone?!!?
    We’re trying to get caught up with our reading – I thought that “livestock” sign was for you at first. Ha roo roo roo! Just kidding, guys!
    Play bows,
    Zim

  19. Rachel on April 28, 2010 at 11:42 am

    Animal Abuse!!!! They didn’t invite me for pizza and beer either… also cruel.

  20. Mack and Mia on April 28, 2010 at 11:03 am

    THAT IS JUST EVIL! PURE EVIL! They didn’t even give you ONE stinkin pizza bone…sheesh…

    Wags and woofs,
    Mack and Mia

  21. Sammie on April 28, 2010 at 10:50 am

    I just feel so sad for you all – the indignity!!! On the other hand, I adore your Herdmobile – all open like that! But still worse, when I contemplate it, that you could actually see and smell those foodables all the more. I hurts for you!
    Big Hugs xoxoxo
    Sammie

  22. Huskys Rule on April 28, 2010 at 9:35 am

    OMG!!!!! So heartwrenching:-) your humans had pizza & beer in front of you. I cannot believe that you sad sad face did not work on any of the other patrons.

    Licks & Nibbles,
    Kody & Nia

  23. Jeanine on April 28, 2010 at 9:29 am

    Funny, I have that same face when I want pizza and wine!

  24. NCMountainwoman on April 28, 2010 at 9:28 am

    No doubt the saddest photographs I have seen recently. Could be a spot for animal cruelty.

  25. Houndstooth on April 28, 2010 at 8:26 am

    Oh, Rusty! I’d have totally given you pizza bones for that face! I feel like I should put some in the mail right now!

  26. Huffle Mawson on April 28, 2010 at 6:10 am

    Deprived! Somebody call the ASPCA!

  27. Mr Koda MD on April 28, 2010 at 3:49 am

    mmm Pizza bones are most delectable!

    Koda MD

  28. Khyra on April 28, 2010 at 1:48 am

    I think they really wanted to go fuzz POTUS and FLOTUS!

    Hugz&Khysses,
    Khyra

  29. Life With Dogs on April 28, 2010 at 1:14 am

    How can you tell it’s pizza they want? Perhaps they are hoping to try on some beer goggles. πŸ™‚

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