Tollgate Attendant

Hu-Dad claims to work hard in his study, but we are never really sure. What if he happened to go to the kitchen for a snack? What if he tried to take our Jeep for a ride without us? So we have to monitor his movements carefully and a tollgate attendant is perfect for this.

Just try to get by.

Just try to get by.

Queen Natasha had parked herself in the perfect spot. Hu-Dad did carefully step over her at one point and then tried to return.

Don't trip.

Don’t trip, Hu-Dad.

And in case you think any of this movement actually disturbed our tollgate attendant, this is what Hu-Dad saw when he sat back down in his desk chair.

have not moved.

Yes, my eyes are open and watching. No, I have not moved.


  1. Dennis the Vizsla on August 2, 2015 at 12:33 am

    hello thundering herd its dennis the vizsla dog hay this must be that fantom tollbooth wot i hav red abowt in the faymus buk the tollbooth wot wuz a fantom!!! or sumthing like that!!! ennyway yoo hav to be strikt abowt theez things or the hyoomans wil just tayk advantadj!!! we ar sending tail wags for natashas kontinyood rekoveree!!! ok bye

  2. GadgetGirl99 on July 29, 2015 at 7:11 pm

    She moved. A little.

  3. jan on July 29, 2015 at 1:24 pm

    In reality she is a tightly coiled spring posing as a Husky,

  4. KJ Pierson on July 29, 2015 at 9:54 am

    She’s the attendant. She watches and/or listens. This doesn’t require movement hooman. Your opinions are not needed….just your treats and food 🙂

  5. Zoe on July 29, 2015 at 5:37 am

    She’s ready to spring into action!!! Do not let her fool you!!!

    In another note
    Do you have the biopsy results in from the liver yet? Where they able to determine if they got the affected area?
    Are you considering some level of chemo for the queen?

    Thank you
    And the. Walsh pack

    • The Thundering Herd on July 29, 2015 at 6:54 am

      The biopsy results showed it was an invasive mass, but one that tends to be invasive locally only rather than metastasizing. So, hopefully, we got it all and, hopefully, it did not (and will not) metastasize. Time will be the real answer to that. As a first step, though, our focus is on getting Natasha’s liver back up to a functioning level. We will best know that answer in two weeks when we do blood labs.

      • Zoe on July 31, 2015 at 8:46 pm

        We will keep our prayers going

  6. vincent porrazzo on July 29, 2015 at 4:07 am

    I bet if you rattle the treat bag, she will come to attention.

  7. Mom, Ice 'n Ebby on July 29, 2015 at 3:50 am

    Mom sez: ‘Tasha and Ice must have some kind of telepathy going on or something. I believe they ARE close to the same age. That’s exactly what Ice does — lie ACROSS every doorway so you have to step over him every time you want to enter or leave the room.

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