Curing The Rainy Day Blahs

Heavy thunderstorms up here on the mountain ridges, so we were curing the rainy day blahs for some bored Siberian Huskies.

That is some seriously nasty rain interfering with my plans.

That is some seriously nasty rain interfering with my plans.

We have settled into the traditional summer pattern of weather – warm and humid with daily thunderstorms. We don’t mind the mountain definition of warm, since we had a high of 71ºF (22ºC) at the house, but those thunderstorms can be heavy.

How am I supposed to do security patrols in this?

How am I supposed to do security patrols in this?

We retreat to our covered porches (or inside as you will notice that four members are absent from the porch) and watch the rain, hoping for it to stop.

Enough! Stop!

Enough! Stop!

So how did we find a cure for our rainy day blahs? Since it is Film Friday, we made a video! Hope you enjoy the answer:

As a reminder, all of our videos – all the way back to the very first one – can be found on our video page.


  1. Mika on July 23, 2016 at 9:48 pm

    Where is Q-tip? One would’ve thought he would be sitting in the rain absorbing all that rainwater. 😉

  2. Peyton on June 7, 2016 at 7:05 pm

    Rainy days are good for sleeping as long as it is not flooding.

  3. Melon on June 6, 2016 at 1:47 am

    Ahahaha love it!

  4. Glenn Ware on June 3, 2016 at 4:02 pm

    Doesn’t the Queen resent being called evil? A diva yes, in charge of everything in her realm absolutely. I cannot imagine her being evil.

    • The Thundering Herd on June 3, 2016 at 4:15 pm

      Natasha became the head of The Herd in 2006 when her “Mama Bear,” Nikita, passed. Natasha was only three years old, but claimed her right as leader. (Yes, that means she has been in charge for nearly a decade).

      One of the things leaders learn with age is the ability to lead all with presence, and not with force. Nikita had that presence and would rarely raise her voice, and yet everypup knew she was in charge. Call her Queen Nikita the Benevolent.

      Unfortunately, Natasha was so young, she was over the top in her need to establish her role and the nickname “Evil” was born.

      As an example, Rusty the Rooster was curled up napping on the couch. Natasha walked by, grabbed him by the neck, pulled him out into mid-air and kept walking. Poor Rusty had the look of Wile E. Coyote on his face as he realized what had happened prior to gravity taking over.

      And, thus, the nickname.

      P.S. – Don’t tell QNTE, but Hu-Dad thinks she has mellowed with age. She can still yell as loud as ever, but she has a big sweet spot for Typhoon and his antics. Probably a little looking in the mirror to her.

  5. Nancy Baker on June 3, 2016 at 10:11 am

    Can she please make it stop raining in Texas?

  6. Lori on June 3, 2016 at 7:32 am

    The Queen saves the day again! ❤️❤️

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