1000 posts.  Really. We are stunned.  As we have said before, we started the original website because we were grieving for the loss of our wonderful Nikita and wanted to record a few memories of her.  We thought a few friends might visit, but who knew there was this whole world of dog bloggers out there that would actually follow our stories – and whom we would follow as we got to know their dogs.  Thank you all for following our stories and sending us your comments and emails.  All we have to say is .  .   .   .   .   1000 more.

And even more amazing – nearly 18,000 comments have been posted on this blog.  Fair enough, actually many, many more, but we delete the spammers with a vengeance, so 18,000 real people comments.  And what we found was how many of those comments came from people that also believed in animal rescue. Animal charities. Animal causes.  So we could think of no better way to celebrate our 1000th post than to pick a random commenter and send $50 to their favorite animal charity.  One More Day.  Post your comment.  Name your charity.  We cut off the competition tonight.  Check back Saturday to see who the lucky cause will be.

The standings as of last night:

Joplin Humane Society – 35 Nominations

Texas Husky Rescue – 22

Golden Retriever Rescue of Houston – 17

Taysia Blue Siberian Husky Rescue in Nebraska – 13

Tails of the Tundra Siberian Husky Rescue – 11

Sarge’s Animal Rescue Foundation – 10

MaPaw Siberian Husky Rescue and Referral Services – 9

Quad Cities Greyhound Adoption – 9

BAD RAP – Bay Area Doglovers Responsible About Pitbulls – 8

Australian Animal Protection Society – 6

Siberian Husky Rescue of Florida – 6

Almost Heaven Golden Retriever Rescue and Sanctuary – 5

Charleston Animal Society – 5

Louisville Weimaraner Rescue – 5

Oregon Greyhound Adoption – 5

Adopt-A-Husky – 3

Arizona Golden Retriever Connection – 3

Paws and Stripes – 3

Big Fluffy Dog Rescue – 2

Husky Camp Siberian Rescue – 2

Southern Siberian Rescue – 2

SPCA of York County (PA) – 2

Akita Rescue of Western NY – 1

Asians for Humans, Animal, and Nature – 1

Bay Area Siberian Husky – 1

Buddy Foundation – 1

Carolina Basset Hound Rescue – 1

Dawson Creek British Columbia Society for the Prevention for the Cruelty of Animals – 1

Francisvale Home for Smaller Animals – 1

Freedom Rescue – 1

Ginger’s Pet Rescue – 1

Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies – 1

Hairy Houdini Siberian Rescue – 1

Husky House – 1

MUSH Rescue – Siberian Rescue of Atlanta – 1

Red Door Animal Shelter – 1

Second Chance Animal Shelter of Killeen, Texas – 1

Therapy Dogs International – 1

Winnipeg Human Society – 1


  1. Pup Fan on June 8, 2011 at 8:36 am

    A belated congrats… 1000 posts is such an amazing accomplishment! 🙂

  2. achieve1dream on June 4, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    Congrats!! I’m happy to have found your blog. 😀 I may not comment that often but I love reading it.

  3. The Army of Four on June 4, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    Happy 1000, you guys!!!

  4. Summit the Super Mal on June 4, 2011 at 1:32 am

    Mali-sized CONGRATS to The HERD on your half a ton post!! That’s a lot of paw work. What a great idea to make a donation for your milestone. Keep the fun coming!!!
    Your pal,

  5. jack & moo on June 3, 2011 at 11:26 pm


    Ain’t this bloggin’ fun?

    jack & moo

  6. Holly & Khady on June 3, 2011 at 12:12 am

    WAY TO GOOOO!!! I can’t even imagine making it that far! What a wonderful milestone you have reached!

    We love reading all your adventures. They never fail to bring a smile to our faces.

    Congratulations on 1000, and here’s to 1000 more!!

    Holly & Khady

  7. hisqueen on June 2, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    Congratulations on 1000 posts. I’ve loved every single one I’ve read..even going back to review the ones before I found you.
    One more plug for Joplin Humane Society.
    Looking forward to 1000 more posts about TTH and Annex too!!

  8. diane on June 2, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    Congratulations on your 1000th post!

    It’s too hard to vote–all are great–maybe us THerd fans can donate to a shelter or rescue in your name.

  9. Lisa alias Sitka's Mom on June 2, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    So many great posts from The Herd & The Annex. Congrats on 1000! You have made life more enjoyable for many of your loyal blog followers.
    What a wonderful list of rescues & animal shelters you have accumulated! They are all winners!

  10. Ricky on June 2, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    Congratulations on post #1000!!! Wow! Here’s to many many more happy years of blogging!

  11. Sam on June 2, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    Woot! Woot! Congratulations! Hopefully, we will all be there for the next thousand!

    We are voting for Arizona Golden Retriever Connection again!


  12. siku marie on June 2, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    Congratulations! 1000 is awesome but we are counting on 10,000 more! We know there at least that many more adventures, stories, photos and life moments to share! Thanks for making us all a part of the Herd!

    Sarge’s please.

  13. FiveSibesMom on June 2, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    One Thousand Congratulations!!! You guys rock! And here’s to reading your next 1,000 blog entries!!!

    This time around we will vote for Joplin again!

  14. NCMountainwoman on June 2, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS! Raising a glass for 1,000 more.

  15. Huffle Mawson on June 2, 2011 at 6:33 pm

    Congratulations on 1,000! What an amazing effort. I’ll have to think of something good to do for my 1,000 which is coming up soonish.

    And for one last time, the Australian Animal Protection Society.

  16. Clive on June 2, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    Huge congrats on your 1000th post! That is some achievement!

    best wishes from us all here in Ireland
    Clive & Co

  17. Ryker on June 2, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    Congratulations on a monumental amount of blogs!

  18. Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara on June 2, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    Congratulations on your 1000th post!!! Mom says we will never make it there. We are still plugging for the Joplin Humane Society, but we will be happy no matter who wins, because the money will definitely benefit some animals who could really use it.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  19. huskymom on June 2, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    Wow! Ten cubed is a lot o’ blogs. But the THerd provides a lot of blog material! Keep it up.
    And here’s one more shout out for Tails of the Tundra sibe rescue.

    –Rubi, Holly and Sprite

  20. Katie M. on June 2, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    Woos and Congrats!

    And voting for Big Fluffy Dog Rescue again! Thanks.

  21. Sychoberians on June 2, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    Wow, 1000 posts is a lot of Siberian shenanigans; congrats to you all.

    One more vote for Husky Camp.

    Remy and Flash

  22. The Bleu on June 2, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    WOO!!! Errr, make that WEU!!! Congratulations on the 1000th!!! I think you know my family is a big fan of The Herd, as well as your so very well written blog!

    You really know how to make us chuckle and smile, shed a tear from time to time… and almost always, make us yearn for your adventures and beautiful world!

    Here’s to 1000s more!!!

    with love from the Bleu

    Golden Retriever Rescue of Houston

  23. Donna Shuford on June 2, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    All the organizations are worthy of the donations with what this country is going thru. It’s hard to pick just one.

    I nominate the organization we got our last adoptee from a year ago this month. Australian Cattle Dog.

    We love her so much.

    Carolina ACD Rescue and Rebound of NC and SC


  24. Sheila & Bob on June 2, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    Last day to vote so we will go with
    Almost Heaven Golden Retriever Rescue,Delray, W. Va.

    Hamish & Sophie

  25. Stella on June 2, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    Cheers and Congrats, DK and the Herd! I have loved getting to know your pups and all the fun things you do together. I will be looking forward to the next thousand!

    With all the work they have to do, I will vote one more time for the Joplin Humane Society!


    Stella, Jo, and Zkhat

  26. DIANE ARCADI on June 2, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    That’s pawsitively pawsome that you got sooo many posts!! “Jack” & I absolutely love you guys, & the entire DWB & CWB community!!!! Best people on earth!!
    Diane & Jack Kitteh (Upstate NY, USA)

    Blind Dogs Rescue Alliance
    Philadelphia PA

  27. Ice 'n Ayla on June 2, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    Congratulations from Ice ‘n Ayla on your 1000th posting. Don’t know where our day would be without reading/seeing postings by the THUNDERING HERD. We’ve come to know you all, and can relate to a lot of your adventures.

  28. Sagira on June 2, 2011 at 11:43 am

    CONGRATS on 1,000 that is just awesome.

    Again…plug for Louisville Weimaraner Rescue. 🙂

  29. Tank on June 2, 2011 at 10:56 am

    Many Congrats to YOU!!!

    I’d like a vote to go to Animal Haven…

    Nice that Joplin has so many votes, but they’ve gotten lots of donations of both money and supplies (over $20,000 worth of supplies from their Amazon Registry last I heard!) There are so many other shelters that are also in need.

  30. Kari on June 2, 2011 at 10:20 am

    HAPPY 1000!!!!

    BAD RAP 🙂


  31. Terri Jacobson on June 2, 2011 at 10:06 am

    1000 posts, many congrats. I bet you are glad you did this when you look back over the old posts.

    Still rooting for Oregon Greyhound Adoption.

  32. Mogley G. Retriever on June 2, 2011 at 10:05 am

    We are worried. Since you delete spam comments, do we need to worry? After all, Golden Retrievers posting on a Sib site might be considered spam….. Of course you delete all comments from Squirrels, that would be a given. But do you allow cat comments? Or are they spam as well? Decisions, decisions….

    Congratulations on number 1,000, may you have many, many more. Do you suffer from tired paw syndrom?

    Mogley G. Retriever

  33. houndstooth on June 2, 2011 at 9:00 am

    Congratulations on 1,000 posts! That’s a lot of dedication and commitment! I haven’t followed you from the beginning, but once I did find you, I was hooked. Just when I think I have a favorite member of The Herd, someone else does something funny and endearing. Thank you for sharing The Herd with all of us!

    You know we’re going to vote for Quad Cities againg! 😉

  34. Allyson Gary on June 2, 2011 at 8:57 am

    I vote for Joplin Humane Society- they seem to be in the most need right now, but any rescue group is good!

  35. Rocco on June 2, 2011 at 8:39 am

    Congrats on 1000! I wonder how many I have… Hmmm…

    I hope for another 1000!

    My vote is going out to Taysia Blue yet again!

  36. HUSKYS RULE on June 2, 2011 at 8:30 am

    WOOHOO!!!!!! Congrats on 1000 & here’s to 1000 more!! We feel like ya’ll are family!!!! Keep the stories coming!! Thank you Nikita for bringing your humans into the “wonderful” world of sibes!!!
    Licks & Nibbles,
    Kody & Nia

    Charleston Animal Society

  37. Niko and daniel on June 2, 2011 at 8:27 am

    Confetti confetti!!
    Way to go Herd! Also, I’m excited that you will be continuing to put your stories on display for us!
    One last vote for Texas husky rescue, but good luck to all of the charities.

    Niko and Wolfy

  38. Stumpy and cyndi on June 2, 2011 at 8:09 am

    AROOOOOOOOOOO!!!! 1000 posts! An awesome tribute to your Nikita!

    Joplin Humane society gets my vote!

    Thanks for giving us the oportunity to help them!

    Happy, Waggin’ Tails, FUREVER!
    Stumpy and me

  39. Gabby Cox on June 2, 2011 at 6:53 am

    Still voting for Texas Husky Rescue, but huge congrats to Joplin Humane Society, you’re sweet to share with them. They need it.

  40. Khyra on June 2, 2011 at 6:35 am

    PeeEssWoo: It is amazing how fokhused our humans KHAN be 😉

  41. Khyra on June 2, 2011 at 6:35 am


    Here’s to another ‘K’ –

    As fur the group this time, Joplin – given the tornado through Western Master Chew Sits yesterday –


  42. Michelle on June 2, 2011 at 4:29 am

    Wow, 1000 congrats!!!

  43. rottrover on June 2, 2011 at 4:08 am

    Happy Thousandth!! We’re at like # 32!! We enjoy our vsits with you and getting to know both you, all as well as your countryside. Happy 1000th! Here’s to a few more!!

    Rottie Kissees,

    -Gizmo,Ruby and Bart

  44. Suka on June 2, 2011 at 2:57 am

    Congratulations! One thousand posts is such an incredible achievement! And you are still going strong! We look forward to your next 1000 with anticipation, as we have really enjoyed sharing all of your adventures, trials, and tribulations (destroyed couches! BOL!) with you. A beautiful Pack of pups, and a great blog. :->

    And what a great way to celebrate your amazing accomplishment by donating to a great charity. Our vote is again for the Joplin Humane Society.

    Suka and K

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