Joy Without The Work

Last week, we shared photos of Frankie’s blanket nest he built from his gathered supplies. Cheoah demonstrates how to have joy without the work.

Frankie gathers the blankets; Cheoah has the joy without the work.
Frankie gathers the blankets; Cheoah has the joy without the work.

Last Friday, Frankie shared his blanket nest with out readers. He builds the napping by acquiring blankets from around the house and building a fluffy pile. It is certainly comfortable and well worth the effort.

But there is a better way.
But there is a better way.

Cheoah has the much easier path to comfort. She waits for Frankie to construct the comfort zone and then to wander off to do something. Then she claims it for her own. Ah, the best part of being the senior girl.

Mine. It's all mine.
Mine. It’s all mine.


  1. Padma Bending on June 24, 2019 at 3:15 pm

    How perfectly devious of Cheoah! You go, girl!

  2. chris on June 24, 2019 at 2:44 pm

    Have you tried inflapotion from Glacier Peak Holistics? They are a small company out of Montana and I found them years ago and used for our elderly dogs instead of gluco (because my research showed that chondroitin which is most times found with gluco was not absorbed well in dogs). So I wanted to try something instead of wasting money on a gluco pill that was only half effective because of the other half not absorbing. It is herbs and I have not heard any bad reviews on it. I don’t get anything for suggesting it-I just love to do research on what things can make my dogs lives better. She looks so happy.

  3. Juno's mom on June 24, 2019 at 9:14 am

    She does look quite content, as a princess should.

  4. Lori & Izzy Belle Bear on June 24, 2019 at 8:45 am

    Just look at that happy face!!! Beautiful ????????

  5. Laura Yager on June 24, 2019 at 8:39 am

    Cheez looks soooooo happy and a bit proud (ok, very proud). She sure is looking good these days. Thinking about her age gives me hope that our Redheaded girl will be with us for years to come, happy and healthy! I miss the Herd members who you’ve lost since I joined your pack, and I know last year was “ruff” for all of you. When we love these fluffy bottoms, the joy and giggles far outweigh the sorrow. So, keep outsmarting those brothers of yours Cheoh, they don’t even notice!????♥️????

    • The Thundering Herd on June 24, 2019 at 8:50 am

      We do try hard to focus on the positive in our posts, but Miss Cheesy scares us some days with her health. Her appetite comes and goes, her gait has become quite stiff, and some days she prefers sleeping over going on walks with us. But other days, mealtime is fun, she wants out in the yard, and she is eager for walks. We celebrate the good days and let her set her own pace on the bad.

  6. tammy j on June 24, 2019 at 8:18 am

    as they said in the 80’s… ” YOU GO GIRL!”

  7. Debbie and Ruby on June 24, 2019 at 6:18 am

    What a happy girl she is. Cheoah does prove that age has its privileges. Beautiful girl.

  8. Jean Burkhardt on June 24, 2019 at 5:41 am

    LOOK at that smile from Miss Cheoah! How sneaky and yet wonderful of her to make the nest of blankets her own! She knows being a senior girl has it’s perks-lol!

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