The Adventures of Flat Dog

Typhoon was sprawled in his usual spot, under Hu-Dad’s desk in the study. He never left his flat dog pose while Hu-Dad crawled around photographing.

Yes, I am thin and make quite a flat dog impression. You are just jealous.

Yes, I am thin and make quite a flat dog impression. You are just jealous.

Hu-Dad expected that Typhoon would bounce up and move to another room to avoid all of the attention, but he patiently let the camera take quite a few photographs.

No, I will not give you other poses.

No, I will not give you other poses.

Typhoon believed his modeling duties did not include moving, posing, or doing anything other than remaining still. Well, there were a few facial expressions.

If that thing flashes one more time . . .

If that thing flashes one more time . . .


  1. Mom 'n Ebby on March 14, 2017 at 2:59 pm

    Mom sez: I know it’s supposed to be fashionable to be “tall and slender” these days, but Typhoon seems to carry it to extreme. I imagine it’s his “genetic make-up”, but when he’s playing “flat dog”, he almost looks emaciated.

    • The Thundering Herd on March 15, 2017 at 8:16 am

      We battle every day to get him to eat full meals. He bounces between 40 and 43 pounds and is the only dog that our vet would like to see gain a couple. He simply is not a fan of food. Never had a dog that has turned down steak, chicken, pork, bacon, hamburger, peanut butter, etc., etc., etc.

  2. Susan McManus on March 6, 2017 at 2:58 pm

    I love Typhoon’s expressions…but did you ever think you would see the day when this pup would remain still? Bittersweet.

  3. Edie Chase on March 6, 2017 at 1:10 pm

    Typhoon, supermodel of The Thundering Herd. 😉

  4. Lori on March 6, 2017 at 8:15 am

    You are a very cute flat dog Typhoon ????????????

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