Normal Typhoon

After yesterday’s vet visit, we are glad to report that we have a normal Typhoon. Of course, now we are confused what that means.

Hey, this doesn't look like the park.
Hey, this doesn’t look like the park.

Typhoon’s recently celebrated his sixth anniversary of living at Chez Herd, so we estimate he is seven years old. With birthdays come vet visits, so he got to go be poked, prodded, tested, and weighed. And, most importantly, he had to have a blood draw for lab testing.

No one said anything about touching me.
No one said anything about touching me.

We are proud to report that we did not break the record of the number of people required to draw his blood (the record still stands at three), though he did show his pouty self by spitting treats at vet techs afterwards. The good news is that his eating habits remain strong, we have reduced his medication for diet issues again, and he continues to eat well. In other words, he has been declared “normal.”

Normal Typhoon is not to be confused with normal dog.
Normal Typhoon is not to be confused with normal dog.


  1. Laura Yager on January 28, 2019 at 1:51 pm

    Way to go Phooey! My female spits her daily pill at us…we can literally hear her say ” patooey” as she spits the pill across the room. Sorry about the poking and prodding. The anal thermometer is demeaning enough…good boy though! You won’t have to do it again for a year. Until then, keep being your Typhoon self!

  2. nicole tester on January 27, 2019 at 7:07 pm

    love him!

  3. Mom 'n Ebby on January 27, 2019 at 5:36 pm

    Mom ‘n Ebby both say: One definition of normal shows “normal” and “Typhoon” to be an oxymoron. Another old quote says, “Normal is a setting on your dryer”. Not sure which one would apply here. Just keep on being yourself, Ty!

  4. Lori & Izzy Belle Bear on January 26, 2019 at 1:13 pm

    Happy Gotcha Day Typhoon! What beautiful news on your birthday that you’re “normal”! Izzy the Akita also requires at least three techs to draw her blood. She just likes to help them hone their teching skills!!

  5. Juno's mom on January 26, 2019 at 11:45 am

    Huskies aren’t ‘normal’ dogs and we love that quirky nature.

  6. Pat and Rebel on January 26, 2019 at 11:26 am

    Happy to learn Typhoon is doing so well that he is now considered Normal. Typhoon’s normal is delightfully a little different from others. He is truly unique with his backwards walking, he knows the others are watching for dangers ahead and he is your self-appointed watch dog so he has to be in a position to protect your back. Love those dogs.

  7. Cheryl on January 26, 2019 at 11:25 am

    Good job Typhoon and Hu-Dad!! Always keep them guessing what normal means!! Much more fun????

  8. Debbie on January 26, 2019 at 11:04 am

    Good boy Typhoon keep those techs in line.

  9. Jean Burkhardt on January 26, 2019 at 6:31 am

    Typhoon-so glad you are considered “Norma;”-lol but so happy you are healthy and happy. You can continue to walk backwards anytime you want and it will make us all happy!

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