Staking Claim On The Senior Porch

As we grew comfortable with the open gate to the senior side of the yard, it wasn’t long until somepup was staking claim on the senior porch.

Mine. It's all mine. Staking claim

Mine. It’s all mine.

Our yard is divided into two sections of roughly equal size. That worked out well when our senior dogs decided they wanted freedom from the bouncy, hyper younger dogs and Hu-Dad simply closed the gate for traffic control. With our seniors gone now, the gate is back open full time so we have access to the entire yard.

It's so peaceful.

It’s so peaceful.

As you might expect, the younger dogs were at first hesitant to enter the senior side on their own, even Typhoon who enjoyed hanging out with Miss Kiska. But as time has passed, they have become increasingly comfortable and found the benefits of both sides. And then the inevitable happened.

I can nap here in peace.

I can nap here in peace.

Frankie has discovered the real appeal of the senior porch. Sure, it has a wonderful morning sun, a big sunny yard, and easy access to the human bedroom. But the best part is that it is a quiet place to get away from the bouncy youngsters. And when they do dare approach, a simple look tends to stop them in their tracks. And who was the recipient of the look?

But...But... He's my Big Bro.

But…But… I just wanted to play.

6 Comments

  1. All Things Collie on October 24, 2018 at 7:02 pm

    Sometimes you just have to have a space to call your own! Ryder and Abby are 100% with you on this!

  2. KJ Pierson on October 24, 2018 at 10:26 am

    Poor Landon, he just wants someone to run around with for a little while….2-5 more years. Come on Typhoon/Frankie…get up and run!

    Cheese….I know there’s no way I’m getting you away from the fire to run in the cold…so enjoy it 😛

  3. Terry (+Rory) on October 24, 2018 at 8:45 am

    I agree with Tammy J…
    I look forward to your beautiful pictures and the funny antics at Chez Herd!
    Having 1 Wonderful Sibe with me has brought so much joy to my life… having an entire Pack must be GREAT!!! And never a “dull moment!” Thank you Hu-Dad for sharing!!!

  4. Deborah Rolman on October 24, 2018 at 7:13 am

    I understand, Frankie. Sometimes a big brother needs some peace and quiet.
    I love this picture of Landon showing off that awesome curly tail.

  5. tammy j on October 24, 2018 at 7:12 am

    I need to tell you more often how much I LOVE this blog.
    because in the quiet of every morning . . .
    I start my day with you. a cup of coffee and the magical world of your sibes.
    and your life. and your mountains. and your home. and your beautiful photography.
    and your humor. and your kindness.
    you’re a winner Hu-Dad! xo

  6. Jean B Burkhardt on October 24, 2018 at 5:23 am

    AAWWW Frankie-it seems you have CLAIMED the senior spot as your own VERY happy and peaceful place! Is that Typhoon TRYING to invade that space?????? Uh-Oh!

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