Brothers Bonding At Chez Herd

As Landon is completing his fourth week at Chez Herd, we are enjoying watching the brothers bonding and figuring each other out.

The three brothers bonding around the Tree of Life.

The three brothers bonding around the Tree of Life.

As always, you can never totally predict who will end up being the best friends. Everyone is getting along well, but we had anticipated that Typhoon and Landon would be the best buddies since they are closest in age. They enjoy each other’s company and hanging out, but Typhoon still considers his best pal to be Cheoah. He prefers hanging out with her – or, as often happens, hanging on her and chewing her neck.

Frankie started out being very aloof with Landon. Not being unfriendly in any way, but also not giving him much attention. The end result was that Landon was most intrigued with Frankie. Now, when Frankie goes to stretch out for a nap, Landon sidles up near him to sleep as close as possible to his big brother. The picture below is one of the cutest we have of that budding friendship.

Landon and Frankie

Landon and Frankie

Hu-Dad gave up long ago trying to predict pack dynamics and just enjoys watching everyone interact.


  1. Mom 'n Ebby on November 15, 2016 at 5:14 am

    Mom sez: I’m so glad to see Frankie and Landon beginning to bond. Frankie has been my favourite since Rusty went across the Rainbow Bridge, but he always seemed to be “odd man out” for some reason. EVERYpup needs a “bestie.

  2. 24 Paws of Love on November 13, 2016 at 9:50 pm

    That is really awesome. I love watching dogs bond in the way they please.
    And Frankie needs a good buddy.
    Love seeing Landon so happy and making friends.

  3. rottrover on November 13, 2016 at 8:31 pm

    We just got a brand new rescue rottie. I’m also interested in how the dynamics evolve. Otto is being gentle and standoffish. She has told him to BACK OFF!! a few times. This is rottweiler cooperation!!

  4. KJ Pierson on November 13, 2016 at 6:08 pm

    I’m surprised Frankie and/or Cheoah both haven’t petitioned to move to the senior yard for escape 😛

  5. Sammie and Ava on November 13, 2016 at 2:14 pm

    Yes – the dynamics! A sweet picture of Landon figuring out how cozy he can be with Frankie and your descriptions are terrific! Sending hugs xoxoxo
    Sammie and Ava

  6. Juno's mom on November 13, 2016 at 1:26 pm

    Since Landon came from a rescue, did they know much about where he’d come from? He has the happy look of a relieved and grateful dog.

  7. Billie Rhodes on November 13, 2016 at 10:03 am

    Awe! So adorable.

  8. Zoe on November 13, 2016 at 7:56 am

    That is beautiful. But you have shown everyone in the pack recently but Kiska. Is she still mourning? How has she taken (or not) to Landon, is she doing ok?

    The Walsh Pack
    Sabo the German Shepherd
    Jasmine the Lab
    Delola the German Shepherd
    Athena the English Mastiff
    And their human servants

    • The Thundering Herd on November 13, 2016 at 8:40 am

      Kiska and Qannik spend most days sunning on the senior deck. Her reaction to Landon is the same as Typhoon – yelling at them to slow down and not be so bouncy. Just picture as the lady in the neighborhood always yelling at the kids to stay off her grass . . . and you have it.

      • Zoe on November 14, 2016 at 8:46 am

        Ahhhh… got it
        Thank you, we were worried for her

  9. Lori on November 13, 2016 at 7:36 am

    That’s beautiful! Frankie needs a best bud!

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