The Beauty And The Boom Boom

Watching the dogs play in the yard, Hu-Dad noticed an unusual grouping – The Beauty (Miss Cheoah) and the Beast (Boom Boom).

Hmmmm. A little bored today. I need to change things up.

Hmmmm. A little bored today. I need to change things up.

Normally, Landon can be found within a few feet of his adored big brother, Frankie Suave. But, yesterday, everyone was sprawled in the sunshine enjoying afternoon naps while Landon explored the yard on his own. When he looked up, another member of The Herd was by his side.

Are you ready?

Are you ready?

Holes were dug. Dirt was flung. And then the most fun of all, races were run.

Wheeee! (And we think Landon was letting Cheoah win).

Wheeee! (And we think Landon was letting Cheoah win).

We hope everyone has a very festive and safe New Year’s Eve and the Happiest, Healthiest, and Most Successful 2018. At midnight, you will find all of us curled up with Hu-Dad sound asleep as usual.


  1. Juno's mom on December 31, 2017 at 4:26 pm

    Happy, cozy and healthy new year to the entire herd.

  2. Edie Chase on December 31, 2017 at 12:49 pm

    Happy New Year!

  3. JoCindy on December 31, 2017 at 10:20 am

    Yes, that is it. Thank you.

  4. JoCindy on December 31, 2017 at 9:45 am

    Happy New Year to the Herd (and Hu-Dad)!
    Do I remember Q sitting to play with Natasha, when she slowed a bit? I have been trying to find that post.

  5. Lori on December 31, 2017 at 8:35 am

    Now that’s an adorable pairing… and what a good boy, Landon, allowing the beauty to win! Izzy Belle Bear and her mommies wish you all a Happy, Healthy, and Beautiful New Year!

  6. Laura Yager on December 31, 2017 at 6:35 am

    Our 4 year old sadly has hypothyroidism, and congenital hip problems. She’s slowed down quite a bit. Our 2 year old let’s her “catch” him, making her feel better. We sometimes don’t notice just how completely loving our canines can be. To think they even understand compassion is amazing. Happy New Year to the Herd. Here’s hoping 2018 brings health and more Herd shenanigans. Thank you for sharing your pack with us. Our dogs own us, but we’ll never tell them that…..

    • The Thundering Herd on December 31, 2017 at 7:34 am

      Yes, we always adjust our play levels considering the ability of our opponents. Mostly, we have to adjust for the Hu-Dad because he is so slow compared to us!

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