Behind the Scenes

We were watching some movie the other night and Hu-Dad was watching the extras that showed how the movie was made. Well, we figured, maybe we should give you a slight glance behind the scenes of how our blog comes together.

Behind the scenes - Typhoon not in motion

A rare Typhoon not in motion profile photo.

As we are sure you have guessed, Hu-Dad likes to take lots and lots of photographs. To get a photo like the one above, he might take 2 or 3 dozen photos. Something about we sure aren’t still life. Unfortunately, that means that sometimes the funniest moments are just never captured on camera because Hu-Dad was just a step too slow.

Kiska disapproves

Kiska looks disapprovingly at someone’s antics.

Of course, with the funny event of the day, Hu-Dad can tell the story with a few photos anyway. But on that rare day, we are all entirely behaved and nothing funny happens. Hey, it can happen. And the Hu-Dad is really stuck because he wants to tell a real story . . . but nothing exciting happens.

Are we ready to go to bed yet?

Are we ready to go to bed yet?

When that happens – oh, like, yesterday – Hu-Dad is left with some photographs and no story. And he is surrounded with “editors” who are convinced it is time to publish and do more important things – like go to bed. You just don’t understand how important bed time is to certain members of The Herd. Ok, look at the picture above and you might get a hint.

casserole story

Just don’t tell the casserole story.

Because, of course, all of the readers would much rather read a story about the editors behind the scenes than a story of a certain unnamed dog who might have been found on a counter sampling a casserole that was left out to cool.Β Right?


  1. Donna Wolfe on October 11, 2015 at 6:13 pm

    “a certain unnamed dog who might have been found on a counter sampling a casserole that was left out to cool. ”

    ON the counter? Not lil sweet Ty…….

  2. Sea Wolf on October 10, 2015 at 9:41 pm

    *On* the counter? ?? Surely that is worthy of a photo? πŸ™‚

  3. The Ao4 on October 10, 2015 at 4:46 pm

    Casserole?!!? We don’t know nothin’ bout no casserole!
    I heard that line in a movie once. I might have paraphrased it a bit.
    Yours sincerely,
    Margaret Thatcher

  4. Liz Mangold on October 10, 2015 at 10:51 am

    Just wondering if a little bit of casserole du hour might entice a certain finicky eater to empty his food. We had a very finicky Siberian and we would occasionally tempt her with chopped up pieces of hotdog; her most favorite treat . It seemed to give her a jumpstart to the better nutrition in the bowl.

    • The Thundering Herd on October 10, 2015 at 11:00 am

      Oh we have tried so many things and he likes it for a few days and then decides, “Nah.” Right now, we are mixing canned food with kibble and he is enjoying that. But we have tried chicken, hamburger, tons of other foods, etc., etc., etc. The funniest is that we gave him satin balls that everyone swears every dog will eat. Well, he did, for about 3 days.

      The one thing he consistently likes is green beans which is great, but a very low calorie food that doesn’t help him gain weight.

      But if he would eat tuna casserole every day, he would get tuna casserole every day. (Ok, with the recipe adjusted for some canine health).

      • The Thundering Herd on October 10, 2015 at 11:03 am

        The best description we have heard of him is that he is a “Menu Dog.” That is, he wants a menu before every meal to pick what he will actually eat at that meal.

  5. Charlotte Anderson on October 10, 2015 at 10:29 am

    …and then what happened?
    Was there enough left for Hu-Dad to eat?

    • The Thundering Herd on October 10, 2015 at 11:00 am

      Fortunately, this was post dinner and the casserole was cooling to be put in the refrigerator for left overs. Hypothetically of course since we aren’t saying this actually happened. πŸ™‚

  6. Koda and Sue on October 10, 2015 at 9:11 am

    Koda says in some dogs defense you do want him to gain weight so he was just trying to find the right ingredients to make a gain. Haha

    • The Thundering Herd on October 10, 2015 at 9:16 am

      Some dog tried to deny involvement, but he had tuna breath (it was a tuna casserole). Tuna breath is hard to hide.

  7. Juno's mom on October 10, 2015 at 9:01 am

    I’ve wondered how long it takes you to compile the stories and choose photos. The email also came through after 1 am mountain time and thought, ‘when does the man sleep?’ There’s more work involved than it appears and we appreciate the effort. I get a lot of email every day and the herd is my favorite.

    • The Thundering Herd on October 10, 2015 at 9:12 am

      In fairness, we are sound asleep when the post and email happens. Our posts are typically written the evening before and then set to automatically post at 3 am Eastern Time (1 am Mountain). The email is then automatically generated.

      And, in case you are wondering, we picked that time because most people read our posts in the morning. In fact, we might have noticed that there is a distinct pattern of our posts being read right at the beginning of the business day in offices around the world. We are glad to be a leading cause of the delay of business everywhere!

  8. Linda on October 10, 2015 at 8:57 am

    Oh my. That is….oh my.

  9. Lori on October 10, 2015 at 7:41 am

    I can’t imagine any one of the herd eating casserole on he counter??????

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