Sunshine Celebration At Chez Herd

Saturday wasn’t exactly a sunny day, but compared to the rest of our week, we declared a sunshine celebration here at Chez Herd.

Boom Boom is surprised to discover that water did not fall from the sky all day.

Boom Boom is surprised to discover that water did not fall from the sky all day.

We woke Saturday morning to a strange spectacle – a sunrise. Yes, after a week of clouds, thunder, and lots of rain, we had actual sunbeams streaking from the horizon and brightening our skies. Oh, sure, the clouds kept coming in waves and we had a little rain, but it was still the driest day in ages. And that calls for a celebration.

A sunshine celebration to be exact.

A sunshine celebration to be exact.

We had lots of outdoor games to go with our muddy paws and dirty coats. And Hu-Dad might be cleaning muddy paw prints from our wood floors for a long time. But it was fun!

The Boom Boom found his Boom.

The Boom Boom found his Boom.


  1. Juno's mom on August 5, 2018 at 9:45 am

    Wishing you many breaks in the clouds. (Looks like an early fall.) And muddy husky feet… oh my, and possibly up to 24 of them. ;-D

  2. tammy j on August 5, 2018 at 7:47 am

    oh my! to live in a drought stricken part of our country and come here and find such joy!
    many other writers are hating their rain and complaining. but you are happy and celebrating! tells a lot about your wonderful spirit! no wonder we love your blog! you make your OWN sunshine Hu-Dad!

  3. BJ Mills on August 5, 2018 at 6:56 am

    So nice to see Boom Boom stretching it out mud and all! Sorry Hu-Dad that you have to clean muddy paws and floors. It’s so nice to see sunshine!

  4. Jean on August 5, 2018 at 5:53 am

    Yay Boom-Boom! It looks like you and the pack had a VERY good time in the mud and grass(although Hu-Dad will be cleaning it up for quite a while). SO happy you had some sunshine yesterday.

  5. Jean on August 5, 2018 at 5:30 am

    Oh Boom-Boom-what FUN!!!! I know you and your pack had such a ball in the grass and yes-even the mud. Poor Hu-Dad having to clean up the mud but so glad it was a happy day!!! YAY Sunshine.

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