Searching for a Cause

Excellent news. Cheoah’s surgery was a success and she was recovering well yesterday afternoon. Barring any complications, we expect her to come home today and begin her recuperation.

Many of you asked how we accomplished having not one, but two torn CCL’s here at Chez Herd. Our surgeon said it was probably just bad luck, but the Hu-dad has also spent time inspecting the yard for any unknown holes or other potential hazards. Of course, we are a home of Siberian Huskies, so we do enjoy our digging.

In searching for a cause, Hu-dad also asked each of us if we might have any idea how this happened.

Why are you looking at me

Why are you looking at me?

Hu-dad did not see the injury occur, but he knows that there was some wrestling going on shortly before he noticed Cheoah limping. But what harm could a little wrestling cause?

Clash of the titans

Clash of the titans!


With much dancing, twisting and twirling. Oh, those expensive knees!

With Siberian Huskies, wrestling is a professional, full-contact sport. So maybe, just maybe, this might be the culprit.

did i break my sister?

Oops. Did I break my sister?

No worries, Typhoon, she will be back to normal in just a few weeks.


  1. June on April 10, 2018 at 11:39 pm

    My girl Lola is a 7 yr old Siberian Husky

  2. June on April 10, 2018 at 11:34 pm

    Hello t herd! I’m wondering what type of surgery was performed and was it successful? My girl has surgery tomorrow ( over the top, or ott ). I’m so nervous, I had to leave her there tonight

    • The Thundering Herd on April 11, 2018 at 6:16 am

      Best of luck with the surgery!

      Both Cheoah and Natasha had TPLO surgery. But – and if we have to emphasize this – that does not mean that TPLO is the right type of surgery for all dogs. As our surgeon explained it to us, the correct procedure is based on a number of factors including the severity of the injury and the weight, age, and physical condition of the canine patient.

      The best news is that both dogs recovered well from their surgery.

      Again, we are wishing you the best of outcomes and great patience in the recovery.

  3. Kenneth Pierson on October 10, 2014 at 10:01 pm

    Typhoon, I’m sure you had nothing to do with it! It was all the humans fault, somehow!

  4. siku marie on October 8, 2014 at 11:45 pm

    Glad everyone is home and on the road to recovery. Embracing life with gusto DOES involve certain risks and a “safe” Herd would not be a happy Herd.

  5. KB on October 8, 2014 at 10:03 pm

    Great line!!! Oops, did I break my sister?

    I’m glad that she’s home and starting to heal.

  6. rottrover on October 8, 2014 at 9:23 am

    Angel Gizmo tore his knee just guarding. He took off from a “down” to check on the visiting GSD next door, and I heard him cry out. Bubble wrap??

  7. Sam on October 8, 2014 at 9:23 am

    We’ve been lucky with that – but then, our wrestling doesn’t involve getting up off of the floor…

    Monty and Harlow

  8. Jenna,Mark “HuskyCrazed” Drady on October 8, 2014 at 9:07 am

    I am so glad it all went well though!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  9. Dr. Liz on October 8, 2014 at 7:33 am

    As a human with expensive knees (and more titanium than the Terminator), I can honestly say it took me a while to give up full-contact sports like ski racing and bicycle racing (not that plain old bicycle riding is completely contact-free), even after the after-market parts were added. So I can see how a few spirited Huskies might not want to give up the fun things in life….Although someone might want to tell Typhoon that breaking one’s siblings is bad form – at some point he will have younger pups looking to try out their MMA moves on him! 😉

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