Sampling Fresh Baked Goods At Chez Herd

Everyone who likes to cook knows that the best part of baking is sampling fresh baked goods in the kitchen. We happen to agree.

Look - a pound cake cooling on the rack

Look – a pound cake cooling on the rack

Amazingly, we are not all allowed in the kitchen when cooking is happening. Some of us have a slight reputation for counter surfing – a violation once again of Hu-Dad’s many weird rules. We are not sure how many readers will be shocked to discover that Typhoon is one of those pups. However, with the cooking done and a pound cake cooling on its rack, Hu-Dad didn’t see any harm in letting Typhoon in the kitchen. He even grabbed his camera to capture a few funny photographs.

Oooooh - that looks good

Oooooh – that looks good

The other thing we should probably mention at this point is that not all of Hu-Dad’s photo sessions go quite as planned. Nope, sometimes he sees something that he think will be funny and then something unexpected happens. Well, not exactly unexpected by our readers.



Amazingly, Hu-Dad stopped the photo session and moved the cake. We do, however, have a bonus photograph. A moment Hu-Dad did not notice until he was developing these photos. Something that happened just a split second earlier.

Yes, our cake took a licking

Yes, our cake took a licking

Bet everyone would think twice before accepting a dinner invitation, huh?


  1. Cheryl Seybert on November 11, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    Nope what’s a little dog spit? What time should we be there? You are gonna frost it right??

  2. Khumbu on November 11, 2017 at 8:03 am

    Excellent work from the master of speed, even his tongue goes at warp speed. High paws from us Typhoon.
    Khumbu and co

    PS sorry to ask this, we know you pawd about it recently but we can’t find it again. What are the names of the collars you all wear?

    • The Thundering Herd on November 11, 2017 at 8:33 am

      Glad to answer. We wear the PetSafe KeepSafe Breakaway Collar – (amazon link or you can Google for other suppliers). That is just the collar we wear around the house and not our walking collar.

      • Khumbu on December 1, 2017 at 12:54 pm

        Thanks so much for the name and link. I leave the dogs without collars when they are home, especially when alone, there are too many things for them to get caught up in. But I worry about an escape (without a collar) or wildfire and the need for a quick exit when we are not home and friends have to come get them. Khumbu recently got the tag on his collar caught in the back of the 4×4 and it reminded me to ask you. Thanks again.

  3. Linda Price on November 8, 2017 at 6:35 pm

    A little dog slobber never killed anyone, LOL!

  4. Laura Yager on November 8, 2017 at 2:40 pm

    Counter surfing is an Olympic event in our house. We wouldn’t know what to do if our food didn’t have dog germs or hair in it! All of us that follow the Herd would gladly accept dinner invitations- hair, licks and all!

  5. Juno's mom on November 8, 2017 at 11:19 am

    I have to agree with Julie. A little exposure to a variety of germs isn’t a bad thing. Living with dogs is healthier than not. You go Typhoon! πŸ˜‰

  6. Mary on November 8, 2017 at 9:33 am

    Hysterical! Ty got you good!!

  7. KJ Pierson on November 8, 2017 at 8:55 am

    You wanted him eating….now you’re telling him he can’t! Can’t have it both ways!

    And we’d still gladly accept…what’s a little husky lick….extra flavoring?

  8. Edie Chase on November 8, 2017 at 8:42 am

    Well, you’re always trying to get Typhoon to eat. πŸ˜‰

  9. Lori on November 8, 2017 at 7:00 am

    I’d just have to make sure to offer a couple sips of coffee for the cake licker!

  10. Julie on November 8, 2017 at 6:53 am

    I just say it makes our immunities stronger!

  11. Zoe on November 8, 2017 at 5:34 am

    Lol Hu-babies do much better things than that …. Nope ..we would accept, we . would just be sure to save the appropriate number of bites to share

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