Thoughtful Gift

A package arrived yesterday and Hu-Dad said it was a present for us. Such a thoughtful gift, though we thought he really shouldn’t have.

Do I look pleased?

Do I look pleased?

Hu-Dad works from his study in the house. We often hang out with him, but certain dogs get bored and wander the house. Ok, not dogs plural, but a certain dog might have a short attention span. Amazingly, the usual result of that short attention span is mischief. Apparently, searching the house for a missing Typhoon distracts from Hu-Dad’s busyness. With a plan to solve that issue, Hu-Dad ordered us a very special present. With the package delivered, Hu-Dad installed it and asked us to test it.

Not funny, Hu-Dad. Not funny.

Not funny, Hu-Dad. Not funny.

Hu-Dad found a gate wide enough for his double door study entrance. Closing the regular doors stifled the breezes, but the gate allows the air to flow through the office. Thus, Hu-Dad is happy with the solution. However, the same happiness eluded some. In particular, a certain someone pouted quite loudly.




  1. Zoe on July 3, 2016 at 3:57 am

    You do realize he’s going to try and figure out a way out…. my girl shepherd must be confined in the same way in order to avoid Havoc. I was so pleased with this extra tall gate, until she convinced her English mastiff sister to lay near the gate so she could use her as a spring board when she lept over my well planned escape stopper……how do I know she convinced her? Because the mastiff never lays in doorways and absolutely does not willingly lay on the hard wood floor….

  2. Susan on July 2, 2016 at 3:22 pm

    Oh, those baleful looks from Typhoon! At least he’s not tethered.

  3. Juno's mom on July 2, 2016 at 2:03 pm

    Ah yes, have three of them with kitty gates. They do resent being banned from rooms they can see into but can’t access. Do you have a feline pack member?

    • The Thundering Herd on July 2, 2016 at 3:38 pm

      Chuckling. No kitties. Can’t even imagine the havoc that would cause. Just happened to be the gates we could find.

  4. Pat and Rebel on July 2, 2016 at 11:40 am

    Typhoon obviously is not happy that Hu-Dad blocked the route to mischief and is totally disgusted with being locked in the office. Curious to see how he gets even with Hu-Dad.

  5. Lori on July 2, 2016 at 7:58 am

    Awwwwww sweet Typhoon….

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