Green Bean Caper

Snarfing a blueberry loaf cake from a kitchen counter makes some sense, but Hu-Dad questions the green bean caper pulled off yesterday by Typhoon.

Someone is pleased about the green bean caper.

And, yes, this is yet another tale of the delinquency of the Little Prince Typhoon Phooey. Hu-Dad swears Typhoon invents new ways to be bad every day. For the record, the Little Prince really doesn’t care that he has broken yet another rule for the eleventy-seventh bazillion time.

Preparing the dogs’ breakfast Sunday morning,  Hu-Dad needed to open a new can of green beans (for Qannik, the perpetual dieting dog). We buy giant cans of unsalted green beans, open, drain, rinse, and then store them in resealable containers. Hu-Dad had accomplished all of the tasks except for the sealing the top part because, well, it is a giant bowl of green beans. What dog could possibly be interested in a giant bowl of green beans?

You get one guess.

You get one guess.

Dogs are fed. Dogs are released from their crates (We are fed in crates, because, for some odd reason, Hu-Dad expects certain dogs not to respect food rules).

The original Bad to the Bone dog (yes, the George Thorogood song is his theme song) races to the kitchen, jumps up on the kitchen counter, and starts inhaling green beans as fast as he can.

Why, no, I don't feel guilty.

Why, no, I don’t feel guilty.

P.S. – For those of who don’t know about the green bean diet, it is the most effective way Hu-Dad has ever found to manage weight for canines. You simply reduce the amount of food and replace that with green beans (fresh green beans are great, but canned, unsalted work, too.) The vegetable provides bulk to help a dog not feel hungry and yet effectively reduces the caloric intake.

Movie Memory Monday

Landon earned his nickname “Boom Boom” because of his zany zoomies, racing around the house and leaping through the air. This particular Movie Memory Monday highlights the Multi-Speed Boom Boom. Hope you enjoy this look back to Landon’s early days at Chez Herd.


  1. Zoe on August 2, 2018 at 11:43 am

    Sabo the German Shepherd
    Attorney at Paw
    For my client Typhoon

    First I would like to apologize for my tardy response but my Hu mom felt that doing her work was more important than being my secretary
    I am currently seeking better help

    Hu Dad .. once again you are making these accusations against my clients while ignoring the pattern of behavior showing their total innocence Nay self sacrifice. This time saving a senior member of the herd.

    As we previously discussed with my client Landon, husky’s have a very refinded sense of smell. It was that sense of smell that led to the potential airborne contamination which, thanks to the quick action of Landon Hu-dad was spared from.

    And yet again Hu-dad leaves exposed food this time, the potential airborne contamination could have affected Q-tip a senior and revered member of the herd. So Typhoon, mimicking the self sacrifice of his younger brother rushed to the kitchen and threw himself into the face of danger to save his older and beloved brother.

    Ladies and gentlemen of the Woo Panel.. Hu-dad said it himself… why could any of the dogs eat green beans ??? UNLESS there was some potential danger to the pack not yet detected by Hu-dad (because we all know Hu-dad would do anything for the tribe .. Exhibit A the Sibe RV ) anyway, I digress

    Typhoon in an effort to show he’s a changed pup has had his actions mistaken as being mischievous which is far from the truth

    Fortunately Typhoon is a forgiving soul and has not suffered irreparable damage from this incident (Landon is still waiting for his two steaks)
    Typhoon would request extra belly rubs as a token of compensation.

    Respectfully Submitted
    Sabo the German Shepherd
    Attorney at Paw

    PS. The green bean diet is amazing however my dogs wouldn’t eat the cans I had to go to Costco and get giant size frozen bags

  2. All Things Collie on July 30, 2018 at 6:43 pm

    Awww, Typhoon is so much like our collie Maizie! Those two would be perfect partners in crime!

  3. Padma Bending on July 30, 2018 at 8:00 am

    It’s great to see Typhoon stealing food! Our boy is on the green bean diet too and he LOVES his green beans.

  4. Hokie Pack on July 30, 2018 at 7:13 am

    He is laughing at you Hu-Dad ! Love it ????

  5. Lori on July 30, 2018 at 6:59 am

    It’s just so great to see you wanting to eat good Typhoon!!!!!

  6. Jean B Burkhardt on July 30, 2018 at 6:14 am

    Our boy Bradley is also “dieting” and he actually LOVES the skinny french cut ones-lol. It makes his dinner plate meal look SO full it’s actually got more green beans than anything else. Typhoon-don’t you feel guilty??? GUESS NOT!!!!

    • The Thundering Herd on July 30, 2018 at 7:58 pm

      Guilty? What is that?

      – Typhoon

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