Yes! Yes! Yes! We had a glorious homecoming yesterday. Natasha’s improvement in the hospital was so strong that we decided that she could come home yesterday.

troop review at homecoming

The troops lined up for review by the Queen.

And, yes, for those that know her personality well, she did grumble and growl at all of them and everyone was happy to have our Grumble Bunny back.

All of our long-time readers also know that Natasha loves our big-dog neighbors. So you can imagine how grand it was for her as we drove through the ranch and they were all gathered in the meadow beside the road to celebrate her homecoming. (The ranch is about 1,000 acres, so we don’t always see the big dogs).

Next door neighbors

The next door neighbor big dogs gathered to greet the Queen.

And, of course, no homecoming is complete with an inspection of the grounds of Sibe Quentin.

good order

Everything looks in good order.

Our biggest immediate challenge at the moment is getting her to eat. She only wants very small meals at the moment, so she is being offered those on a regular basis. No interest in her kibble at the moment, though she is eating peanut butter (which helps with her medicines) and Merrick Power Bites. Those are terrific training treats and grain free, so we are happy enough, though we are working to get her back to her regular diet.

Disclosure – The link above connects you to Amazon who does pay us a small commission if you purchase the treats from that link.

We also received the histopathology report yesterday. The mass that was removed was an amazing 1.95 pounds. The best news we have is that this type of mass is most likely to be locally invasive, but less likely to metastasize. Officially, the prognosis is guarded that it may reappear, so we will be testing her liver function and scanning for other masses regularly. But we have reason to be hopeful, so we will take that and celebrate having her back home where she belongs.


  1. Allan w/ Sammy & Dino on July 19, 2015 at 11:23 pm

    We mix a little bit of Evangers “Hunk Of Beef” with the kibble
    Ut really helps when they are being Siberian picky

  2. jansfunnyfarm on July 19, 2015 at 9:25 pm

    Glad the Queen is home where she can reign and keep order.

  3. rottrover on July 19, 2015 at 8:57 pm

    Dogs belong with their pack! So glad The Queen is home. We like a food called Evengers when we’re sick. It’s just meat, no other stuff. The queen may enjoy it during her recovery. I found it on Chewy.com and on Amazon. continuing POTP…

    -Ruby and Otto

  4. The Painter Pack on July 19, 2015 at 6:12 pm

    It is so wonderful to see her home!

    The Painter Pack

  5. Diana Ritter on July 19, 2015 at 3:53 pm

    This is wonderful news! Welcome home Natasha!

  6. Donna Wolfe on July 19, 2015 at 2:21 pm

    Congrats on doing SO well Queen of the Chez Herd!!!
    Do you have a regular link to Amazon? I buy some there. Would be happy to use your link for my shopping.
    Did you read about the artificial sweetener in Peanut butter, Xylitol? I think it is, deadly to dogs, just buy good peanut butter.
    And what about Satin Balls? They are a complete dog food, and most pups LOVE them?

    • The Thundering Herd on July 19, 2015 at 8:49 pm

      Thanks for the input. We use only regular peanut butter, but warning others about Xylitol is really important.

      If you use the search box for Amazon on the right side of our website, those purchases provide us a commission.

  7. Becky Slack on July 19, 2015 at 12:50 pm

    So glad to see her at home where she belongs!
    Continued prayers for healing and getting back in good form!

  8. Des on July 19, 2015 at 12:21 pm

    So happy to see your beautiful girl back at home!

  9. Carolyn on July 19, 2015 at 11:20 am

    Wow, that is huge! Glad she is doing so well. She had had quite the time the past year!

  10. Khyra on July 19, 2015 at 11:19 am


    Welkhome home QNTE!!

    Of khourse, I’m sure your minions will make The Hu-Dad pay fur the ‘fun’ he’s subjekhted woo to πŸ˜‰

    PeeEssWoo: Mom’s eyes got all wet and stuff when she saw the PATH report – paws SO khrossed! ! !

  11. Deborah on July 19, 2015 at 9:58 am

    So glad to see that she is back home. Praying for continued healing and that she will soon get back on her regular diet.

  12. Juno's mom on July 19, 2015 at 9:57 am

    Wonderful to see her home. So uplifting.

  13. Paula on July 19, 2015 at 8:43 am

    Wonderful news πŸ™‚

  14. Maureen Smith on July 19, 2015 at 8:22 am

    It is heart warming to see Grumble Bunny returning to her creature court grand and small.

  15. Zoe on July 19, 2015 at 5:59 am

    All Hail The Queen

    Our prayers continue for you all

  16. Mom, Ice 'n Ebby on July 19, 2015 at 4:39 am

    Ice sez: Owoooo, such wonderful news about The Queen! As we are the same age, I can identify with her quite easily, and at our house, our hu-Mom says we’re all praying daily for her. until she’s completely recovered. Me ‘n Ebby hope you feel really good, really soon! (Oh, yeah, and Mom sez so, too!)

  17. vince porrazzo on July 19, 2015 at 4:10 am

    Truly good news for the Queen. May she heal completely and soon.

  18. Cheerful Monk on July 19, 2015 at 4:00 am

    Great news! I’m so happy for you all.

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