Usual Games

Nothing special for the first of March and we have continued with our usual games – which should be of no surprise to our regular readers.

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It all began with Cheoah sitting in Hu-Dad’s lap getting her usual ear rubs and neck rubs. When a certain younger brother entered her radar, however, she knew the usual games were about to start.

The usual games - a multi-party wrestling match.

The usual games – a multi-party wrestling match.

First one dog, then another, then another had the advantage in the multi-party wrestling. The advantage of being the youngest member of The Herd is that you tire much more slowly than the others. When they decide to quit, you still have some energy. Which leads to this . . .

Everyone to their safe space - game over.

Everyone to their safe space – game over.


  1. Mom, Ice 'n Ebby on March 9, 2016 at 12:46 pm

    Mom sez: You are so right about Huskies liking “tight spaces”. Ice insists that the rug in front of the vanity in our ensuite bathroom is HIS private territory, and gets a totally pained expression at having to share the bathroom. Ebby also likes “tight spaces”, loves to come up on my recliner with me to cuddle, and wants to burrow her head under my arm. will stay like that until she gets too warm.

  2. Sherri Painter on March 2, 2016 at 5:11 pm

    Yes, the young whipper-snappers can sure tire out the older folks! BOL!
    Mya Boo Boo

  3. Juno's mom on March 2, 2016 at 11:36 am

    Huskies are not claustrophobic at all and like tight little spaces to chill. My girl sleeps under my bed at night, shinnying under it like a rabbit. Had to raise it a few inches for her and all her stuffed animals are lined up along the wall under there, (by her.) It’s her cave. Pretty cute.
    Does Typhoon tend to get into trouble with his leftover energy?

    • The Thundering Herd on March 2, 2016 at 12:06 pm

      With or without leftover energy, Typhoon seems to figure out a way to find trouble. But, yes, not burning off that energy is a guarantee.

  4. Maureen desquitado on March 2, 2016 at 9:17 am

    Why do you put your dogs in cages? It,s like the dogs are back in the animal shelter. I have a cat. I don,t put my cat in a cage. I really feel sorry for dogs. If i had a dog, I wouldn,t put him or her in a cage!!!

    • The Thundering Herd on March 2, 2016 at 10:11 am

      Look very carefully at those crates. You will notice that the doors are wide open.

      Each member of The Herd has a crate outside and a second crate inside. They go into their crates when they want to nap or relax – and they do that totally on their own. And when they are done, they walk right back out the open door and join the others.

      Crates provide dogs a “nest” or “home” that belongs just to them. They are a source of comfort.

      • Koda Hazel and Sue VerSchneider on March 11, 2016 at 8:14 pm

        My Koda loves to just chill in thr crate here. We ended up buying a second crate for our daughters puppy because the puppy and our newer dog Hazel couldn’t be trusted yet totally alone with run if the house like Koda at 6 can. So when the “girls” aren’t in the one in the living room, which was only his before Hazel, he goes in and just relaxes naps plays whatever. Just to say uh huh Hazel you’re only borrowing it, it’s still mine. lol.

  5. Lori on March 2, 2016 at 8:02 am

    That young whipper snapper! He’s just standing there waiting for more!!?

  6. Mary Ann Molenda on March 2, 2016 at 5:51 am

    Too funny!!!!

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