Thank You, Hurricane Matthew, For Sticks

We hope everyone to our east is recovering from the devastation of Hurricane Matthew, but we thank it for a great present – sticks!

Cheoah surveying all of the sticks that have fallen in our yard.
Cheoah surveying all of the branches that have fallen in our yard.

Our Tree of Life is so huge that we have fresh sticks in the yard after any normal wind storm. With the gusty winds that we received far west of Hurricane Matthew, the Tree of Life gave us lots and lots of fresh chewing material.

I have my own personal stick.
I have my own personal stick.

We know our time is limited, because Hu-Dad will gather them all up and remove them from our yard. So we made the best of the time we had with a little stick party.

Frankie concentrates on stick breaking.
Frankie concentrates on stick breaking.

Stick games are good in photos, but even better in video. So, of course, we dedicate this Film Friday to . . . Sticks! Just click on the play button below and enjoy!


  1. Dennis the Vizsla on October 15, 2016 at 6:36 pm

    hello thundering herd its dennis the vizsla dog hay hmm so that is wot they meen wen they say its an ill wind wot blows nobuddy gud!!! at leest that ill wind bloo sumthing gud yore way!!! ok bye

  2. Mom 'n Ebby on October 15, 2016 at 2:55 am

    Ebby sez: Sticks make good “toothbrushes”, too, don’t they?

  3. Susan on October 15, 2016 at 2:11 am

    My dog enjoys the simple pleasures too, and reminds me to do the same.

  4. Juno's mom on October 14, 2016 at 11:14 am

    Always love to see the herd in action. Kevin MacLeod’s music is such a good fit.

  5. Lori on October 14, 2016 at 7:29 am

    Nothing like a great stick and a good wrestle!!! What an awesome day!!!

  6. Charlotte Anderson on October 14, 2016 at 5:25 am

    WOW, Heard, What great stick choppers you are! Maybe even the greatest in the whole wide world!

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