Half Century

Since we are all rescues, we don’t talk much about birthdays. We will celebrate Queen Natasha’s eleventh birthday come June 10, but the rest of us just celebrate Gotcha Days (the anniversary of our arrival at Chez Herd).

Now this is just a little secret between us, ok? But seems like today is the hu-dad’s birthday. And, apparently, it is one of those special ones because a zero is involved. We promised we would not reveal which number goes in front of that zero, but let’s just say a lot has happened in the last half century.


For his birthday, I will tell him exactly what types of treats to provide all of us.


For his birthday, I am going to nap with my head in his lap so he can scratch my ears.

mud bath

For his birthday, I will share a mud bath with him.

trip hazard

For his birthday, I will position myself as a trip hazard.


For his birthday, I will share lots and lots of fur with him.


Wait a minute? He was a pup once?


  1. holly on May 19, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    Happy, Happy Birthday! It’s a great month, our mommy is having a birthday next week too! She is about a decade short of a century. Shh! Don’t tell her we wrote this. Ha Ha.

  2. Dani on May 18, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    There’s always one wise pup! (That would be you Typhon.) Hope it was a good one.

  3. Mom 'n Ice on May 18, 2014 at 8:32 pm

    Mom AND Ice: HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the hu-Dad from Dawson Creek, BC. And we’re sure that all the “gifts” promised by the Herd will be the best ones you could ever get!

  4. Jenna,Mark “HuskyCrazed” Drady on May 18, 2014 at 7:32 pm

    Happy Birthday Hu dad!!!!!
    You got some great presents from your sibes huh?! haha!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  5. Dennis the Vizsla on May 18, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    hello thundering herd its dennis the vizsla dog hay it sownds like yoo hav got yore dadas birthday all plannd owt in minoot detayl!!! happy birthday herd dada!!! ok bye

  6. Dina on May 18, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    Happy b-day! Good luck for the next half century!

  7. Zoe and Mrilyn on May 18, 2014 at 1:12 pm

    Lol, perfect captions, Herd! Happy Birthday, hu-dad!

  8. jan on May 18, 2014 at 12:17 pm

    It is bound to be a happy day with all these great gifts.

  9. Jack & Moo on May 18, 2014 at 11:40 am

    Happy Birthday, what lovely gifts woo are getting!

    Jack & Moo

  10. Deborah on May 18, 2014 at 10:45 am

    Happy Birthday, Hu-Dad! I’ve got the same number coming up in three months.

    Thanks for sharing the herd with us. It looks like they have a very special day planned for you.

  11. mary allen on May 18, 2014 at 9:56 am

    Happy Special Birthday Hu-Dad! I am sure the entire herd has something very special planed for you.I think I would just be very leery of Thypoons 🙂 have a truly blessed day in what ever you and the herd chose to do.

  12. Tracy on May 18, 2014 at 9:23 am

    Happy Birthday, Hu-Dad!

  13. Sam and Pippen on May 18, 2014 at 9:19 am

    Yous guys showed considerable restraint in not revealing the hu-dad’s actual age! Bravo to you all!

    Happy birthday to Hu-Dad!

    Sam and Pippen

  14. Edie Chase on May 18, 2014 at 9:08 am

    Happy Birthday Hu-Dad!!!

  15. Sue VerSchneider on May 18, 2014 at 8:45 am

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY Hu-Dad. Koda and Misha said Wooofy Woofday woo you!!

  16. Barbara on May 18, 2014 at 8:44 am

    Happy Birthday sir! Thank you for sharing your pack with everyone. I always have a smile on my face after reading about their antics.

  17. The OP Pack on May 18, 2014 at 7:59 am

    Happy Birthday to the Hu-Dad! We are sure he will love all his presents.

    Woos – Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

  18. Darlene on May 18, 2014 at 7:43 am

    Happy Birthday, Hu-Dad! Thanks for the time and effort you give your blog. I get my sibe enjoyment here. Awesome!

  19. Cathy on May 18, 2014 at 7:07 am

    Happy birthday hu-dad. Life is so interesting with this special breed. Enjoy your day!

  20. jane on May 18, 2014 at 6:30 am

    Happy Birthday Hu-Dad. Have a wonderful day. Hugs and kisses to the herd and the Birthday Boy.

  21. Kimberly Parker on May 18, 2014 at 1:28 am

    Happy birthday, Hu-Dad!

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