Healing Walk

Chez Herd was quiet yesterday, each of us in our own thoughts, but we ended the day in the best way possible. A long, healing walk.

The smaller herd out for a healing walk through our field.

The smaller herd out for a healing walk through our field.

After so much the last few weeks, we had a quiet day around Chez Herd. The leaves are still hinting at the fall and winter to come, but for now the weather was sunny, warm and calm. And nothing does everyone’s soul as much good as a nice, long walk.

The family that walks together, heals together.

The family that walks together, heals together.

And, yes, we also all chuckled at Typhoon’s perpetual pink bandage. Will he ever leave the spot alone? Stay tuned.

Are you laughing at me?

Are you laughing at me?



  1. David Lukosik on September 23, 2018 at 8:37 pm

    What is you would put some “Bitter Apple” paste on the bandage? Maybe he would stop destroying it!

  2. Kathleen Wilson on September 22, 2018 at 4:52 am

    My thoughts are with you. Take care. Love from Kathleen, Star and Solo.

  3. S Deaver on September 21, 2018 at 8:45 pm

    Huskies make for many healthy walks, keeping us all happier and on our toes! Our current cream and red rescue husky, Nika, keeps us moving in all kinds of weather! Hugs while you reform your pack bonds and enjoy perambulations in nature together.

  4. Laura Yager Dogma on September 21, 2018 at 11:20 am

    I’m glad you all got out for a walk. I know you’re heart is still breaking. I believe the animals mourn also. I think it might take awhile for them to realize that pack member isn’t coming back. But, call me kookie, I believe animals see spirits of the departed. Both human and animal. They are probably comforted by this. Thank you again for being the champion of the unloved, thrown away animals. To me there is not an animal that can’t be loved into a wonderful loyal companion. Through your stories and beautiful photos, you’ve shown that loving an animal can be a beautiful life. Praying for your peace. One day when you think about all the dogs you’ve lost, you will smile will come across your face, before a tear comes to your eyes.
    Love from Radar, Siniy, and Bolt. Oh, my rescue cats…have to include them. They know where I sleep. So, love from Ruby, Luna and Shadow also….

  5. Juno's mom on September 21, 2018 at 11:11 am

    Typhoon’s silly smile was welcome this morning. It lightened my heavy heart. Thinking of you all and the herd a great deal.

  6. carolyn Rogers on September 21, 2018 at 8:59 am

    Does this make Cheoah the Empress now? šŸ™‚

    • The Thundering Herd on September 21, 2018 at 11:52 am

      As long as the boys genuflect, she is good with any name.

  7. Terry (+Rory) on September 21, 2018 at 8:43 am

    So nice to see the herd out walking-surrouded by Earth&sky (and each other)!!
    Music is also very healing for the heart and soul ????
    I listened to Tim Janis- A Thousand Summers yesterday afternoon,and thought of your Kiska as she came to you in the summer months and you had to say goodbye to her in summer too ????. Healing prayers to you all,and thanks for sharing your walks !!!

  8. BJ Mills on September 21, 2018 at 8:20 am

    I am glad you went for a walk. Typhoon I’m wondering if you will leave it alone too. I think the Herd across the Bridge are keeping watch looking for some pup who needs Hu Dad’s love and stability and will arrange a meeting. Hugs to the Herd. Thanks for the smiles and laughs.

  9. Lori on September 21, 2018 at 8:11 am

    Walking in the wonder of nature truly is a healing experience. Iā€™m grateful, though, for the soul-Healing silliness of one pink-footed pup ā¤ļø

  10. Jean B Burkhardt on September 21, 2018 at 6:11 am

    Walks can be very healing and the one shown here is so peaceful except for Typhoon Phooey walking backward with his pink bandage. Sometimes a laugh can be just what the doctor ordered!

  11. Mom 'n Ebby on September 21, 2018 at 5:46 am

    Mom sez: I am so glad you are “keeping on keeping on”. I know it must be hard, having to say goodbye to two members of the Herd so close together. I wonder just how much the Herd understands what is happening when a brother or sister has to cross the Rainbow Bridge. Do they also have a “grieving period”, I wonder? Do they look for their missing sibling? Are you looking to fill those empty spaces at some point, when the “right one comes along”? Rusty is still (for ME) the greatest loss since I began following the Herd.

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