Sleep Delay Penalty

Bad enough that we are suffering through the change from Daylight Savings Time, but now Hu-Dad’s busyness caused a sleep delay.

Boom Boom is boomless.

Boom Boom is boomless.

We are all loudly protesting the scheduling delays this week. First we are off schedule coming back from vacation. Then the whole daylight savings time disaster that we discussed yesterday. But last night Hu-Dad was working on some busyness in his study way past our normal bed time. The results were tough to look at.

Any time now, Hu-Dad.

Any time now, Hu-Dad.

Yes, folks, we didn’t get to bed until–wait for it–after 8 pm. That’s late for us! Don’t worry, we assigned Typhoon to do what he does best–give dirty looks.

Grumble. Grumble. Grumble.

Grumble. Grumble. Grumble.


  1. Juno's mom on November 7, 2018 at 10:26 am

    The joy of spoiling our animal family members. 😉 Those faces send a pretty clear message.

  2. chris on November 7, 2018 at 10:20 am

    I had the same problem with gmail and then when I marked it “not spam” it would not let me open it in my regular mail. That is one of the many reasons I am leaving gmail. Love the dirty looks-one of my dogs is real good at the stink eye (as the chiropractor calls it) too.

    • The Thundering Herd on November 7, 2018 at 10:42 am

      We do battle with all of the major providers of email at one time or another. Outlook (which also owns hotmail, msn, etc.) is the most difficult to deliver to consistently, but the others get quirky at times.

      The problem is that somewhere in the neighborhood of 90% of all email is spammy garbage that is blocked BEFORE it gets to your mailbox. That’s right, the spam that gets through is a really small amount compared to what gets blocked. The providers of email have to constantly change their defenses to spam and sometimes legitimate mass emails – like our newsletter – can get blocked or routed to spam.

      We make our newsletter as user friendly as possible including making it VERY easy to unsubscribe (a no-questions-asked link in every single newsletter that will immediately remove you from our list). As a result, our newsletter has a very high reputation and gets delivered at a very high rate, but sometimes glitches happen.

  3. Amarok & Co on November 7, 2018 at 9:20 am

    Thanks for the info about looking in my spam filter. I start my day with the herd and so was sad when there was no alert. Like Cindy, luckily I know where to find you to get my herd fix. LOL. Love the faces.

  4. Cindy on November 7, 2018 at 8:55 am

    I just wanted to let you know that I didn’t receive any notification for today. Luckily, I know where to find you. Lol.

    I do look forward to the stories each morning and love the photos.

    • The Thundering Herd on November 7, 2018 at 9:07 am

      My newsletter provider had an issue delivering to gmail accounts this morning. My bet is you will find it located in your junk folder and that it will have a bright red warning about malicious links. There are no bad links (I reviewed it in great detail first thing this morning), but gmail sure thought they existed.

      The problem is widespread with the newsletter provider. Other people are complaining about the issue and they are working on it. Hopefully, they will have it fixed by tomorrow morning.

      Sorry about that. We will woo loudly at them.

  5. Jean B Burkhardt on November 7, 2018 at 5:39 am

    Oh no! As usual the Herd’s hijinks start my morning off with a laugh. The POOR Herd-Hu-Dad-how mean of you to work PAST 8PM with your busyness!!! Love those dirty looks from TYphoon!!

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