Good Days and Not So Good Days

At Chez Herd, we strive to focus on the joys of a multi-dog household. Sometimes, we just have to acknowledge the not so good days.

Queen Natasha napping under the Hu-Dad's desk.

Queen Natasha napping under the Hu-Dad’s desk.

At 13 years old, Queen Natasha still has many fun, enjoyable days. Recent examples include the zoomies that we posted about just a few days agoΒ or the recent walk in the park with her protege, Typhoon.

Queen Natasha zoomies.

Queen Natasha zoomies from a few days ago.

But days like yesterday happen, too. Not much of an appetite, no desire to wander around Chez Herd. Those days, the Queen lays at Hu-Dad’s feet in the study and naps while he works.

Nothing specific medically is happening. We have no signs of reoccurrence of cancer or another torn tendon. The reality is simply that her body is aging and little can be done to change that.

I think some more napping is in order.

I think some more napping is in order.

For now our goal is simple – to celebrate every day we have, however many those may be.



  1. All Things Collie on October 7, 2016 at 9:23 am

    Aww, it’s so hard when they become seniors. You had the right attitude, just treasure every day while they are still with us. I’m so sorry for your loss.

  2. Laura Yager on October 6, 2016 at 6:24 pm

    If I was ever granted the 3 imaginary wishes, we all wish for, I know what one would be for sure. I would wish that our fur babies would not age so fast. I’ve loved and lost several dogs, and it never gets easier. So, rest when you need Queen Natasha, zoom around when you can. Just don’t let the pack forget who’s in charge! My fur pack is sending you love, hugs and sloppy kisses!
    Chug the Bub ( our chubby Lab)
    Siniy (see-knee) Princess Fluffy Bottom (her name is the Russian translation for “blue”. She’s got Husky clear blue eyes)
    Bolt the Baby ( The youngest pack member, all Husky)
    Radar the Protector (Our perky ears Shepherd)

  3. Laura on October 5, 2016 at 2:48 pm

    You’ve ruled the Herd with an iron paw, Queen Natasha, and you deserve a day to just veg out and renew your energy. It happens to all of us as we get older, and you certainly deserve a day of rest as often as you want it! I know HuDad takes excellent care of you no matter whether it’s an energetic or a quiet day.

    The Hemly Herd
    Melody the Greyhound
    Sebastian the Cocker Spaniel

  4. Zoe on October 5, 2016 at 9:38 am

    As we age we like to nappy more too! Hugs and prayers to you and your
    Family that you are blessed with many more days of under the desk napping
    Long Live The Queen

    The Walsh Herd
    Sabo the German Shepherd
    Jasmine the Lab
    Delola the German Shepherd
    Athena the English Mastiff
    Harry and Zoe their human servants

  5. KJ Pierson on October 5, 2016 at 7:53 am

    *hugs the queen* Arthritis can do this easily. It does it to me all the time. Some days laying around napping is the only answer!

  6. KJ Pierson on October 5, 2016 at 7:53 am

    *hugs the queen*

  7. Melon on October 5, 2016 at 7:45 am

    Everyone needs days of rest, even more so if they have to rule the Herd like Queen Natasha!

  8. Lori on October 5, 2016 at 7:15 am

    It’s very hard to wat h our babies age… you just rest and relax sweet Natasha! You deserve those pampering days. Kisses sweetie.

  9. The Painter Pack on October 5, 2016 at 6:28 am

    Getting older is never fun…furry or human. Take it easy beautiful girl and rest as you need it. You are loved very much by so many!

    The Painter Pack

  10. Mom 'n Ebby on October 5, 2016 at 5:01 am

    Mom sez: Stay well, and take it quietly, ‘Tasha. Love from me’n Ebby.

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