A Nose for Wine

Natasha has developed quite a nose for wine. No, really, check this out.

nose for wine

See that wine colored spot on Natasha’s nose? That is really wine. (And, yes, feel free to make fun of Hu-dad’s sleepy pants).

Recovering from TPLO surgery, Natasha spends most of her time in her crate. Importantly, Natasha can not have any wrestling time with the rest of The Herd, so either she is in her crate when any other pup is inside, or they are all in their crates or out in Sibe Quentin while she is out of her crate.

For a little change in scenery, Hu-dad lays in the floor with her during our nightly movie time while the rest of the Herd is hanging out in Sibe Quentin. And Hu-dad, of course, has a glass of wine sitting beside him on the floor. I bet no one out there can see this one coming.

natural disaster

Introducing the next character in our story – the walking natural disaster – Typhoon!

Typhoon, to put it mildly, is slippery. He made it in the house and proceeded at full zoomie speed around the house and directly at Hu-dad and Natasha quietly laying in the den floor. To protect Natasha, Hu-dad did a move that, in his mind at least, went something like this:

Sadly for Hu-dad, the real block involved sending a full glass of wine flying through the air. Natasha got one drop of wine on her nose. We will give that much to the Hu-dad. He blocked the remainder of that flying wine with his own clothes. Every last drop of it.

Way to sacrifice, Hu-dad!

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P.S. – Just in case you do not know the whole story about that block in the video, here is one of many stories that was done. Natasha has suggested that her future security should be in uniform, too.


  1. Reufus Wright on September 25, 2014 at 11:12 pm

    O Hudad!!!


    Awesome job on security detail!!! It’s crazy what we will do for our First Ladies. Long live QNTE, the First Lady of SQ!!!

    wif love from Little Reufus

  2. Michael Isaac on September 25, 2014 at 7:37 pm

    Luckily, there is always more wine.

    One wonders what Natasha’s reaction to this would have been – is this a regular Typhoon behaviour? I can’t imagine it’s something he’d attempt very often. 🙂

  3. Anna the GSD on September 24, 2014 at 11:57 am

    Whoa! Great save Hu-dad, although mom is sorry for the loss of your glass of wine. 🙁

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