Yet Another Surprise

Just in case you didn’t think yesterday’s announcement that we were moving was big enough, Cheoah reveals yet another surprise.

Miss Cheesy is exploring the new yard.
Miss Cheesy is exploring the new yard.

The new yard has lots of nooks and crannies to explore and we are getting time to enjoy it. The leashes are still needed until all of the security upgrades to fencing are made, but we are still having fun in the lush grass and the shade.

I spy yet another surprise to explore.
I spy yet another surprise to explore.

One of those security needs isn’t so much keeping canines safely in the yard but also safely out of a certain part of the backyard. The Cheesewhiz is the one member of The Herd who enjoys water, so she does have a keen interest in it.

So when does the pool cover come off?
So when does the pool cover come off?


  1. chris on August 11, 2019 at 1:05 pm

    Maybe start using some “inflapotion” by Glacier Peak Holistics so that stairs a bit easier when they have to be used all the time. I don’t get paid to promote it but it has done wonders for all my dogs when the other stuff (like glucosamine and other joint products) stopped working. And it is all herbs.

  2. S Deaver on August 9, 2019 at 6:15 pm

    Hm, mowing might be more of a challenge, due to variations in fencing. Will the herd be able to exit upstairs, to the porch and down the stairs, as well as from the downstairs? That could be interesting for them, and you!

    • The Thundering Herd on August 10, 2019 at 3:14 pm

      Until we get the fence completed in a few weeks, we will not have all the details figured out, but their are multiple ways out of the house. Being coastal, the “ground” flood has no living space and is designed to handle flooding. The first living floor is up on pillars so steps are needed to get to anything.

  3. Cheryl on August 9, 2019 at 5:09 pm

    Well we know where Miss Cheoah will be hangin out!! Miss Waterdog!!

  4. chris on August 9, 2019 at 10:19 am

    Oh water is such good therapy for older joints. My Cherokee (gsd) loved the water. And when all body parts were aching that made it all better. Yeah.

  5. tammy j on August 9, 2019 at 8:38 am

    isn’t it all so exciting!!!
    have a happy weekend!
    XO … this is my version of a happy snoopy hug btw
    I’ll try to refrain from xo’ing the Prince. 🙂

  6. Zoe on August 9, 2019 at 8:38 am

    A new house and a pool!!! Congratulations!! I was wondering if you were going to install the same fencing as you have on the mountain (an awesome design I copied for our dogs).

    Also, I know it will be hard leaving the Tree if Life. Are you planning on taking some of the dirt since those members of the tribe who passed were placed there?

    Finally, your house in the mountains is stunning.. do we get a tour of the new house?
    Again congratulations!!

    • The Thundering Herd on August 9, 2019 at 10:04 am

      The fencing will be different because we have different issues to address. Very importantly, the fence has to meet insurance regs to keep children out because of the pool. But we also have to account for the salt water, the tides, the softness of the ground, and the plant life (marsh grass will take over!).

      Yes, the Tree of Life is hard to leave, but a friend bought us a decorative wall hanging that reminds us of the tree. We will always have the memories of the Herd before us. This blog, after all, was started to honor the great Nikita, the sibe who started it all.

      And, yes, we will do segments about the different rooms in the house…including Hu-Dad’s new study that overlooks the marsh.

      • Christina Watts on August 28, 2019 at 8:43 am

        Ohhhh, the pool could be wonderful. If she gets a life jacket, that could be excellent swimming to strengthen her muscles and protect those old joint. Peoples spend big buck on that stuff. Just tell hudad to get your furs wet with the hose a little before going in. The life jacket will help you swim lots to get strong but keep you from getting too tired.

  7. Debbie and Ruby on August 9, 2019 at 8:26 am

    Cheoah you do look happy in the new yard. Have a fun weekend exploring.

  8. HokiePack on August 9, 2019 at 7:04 am

    Love the first pic! You can see the joy in her face!!

  9. Jean B Burkhardt on August 9, 2019 at 6:59 am

    Oh Miss Cheesy-NO pool for you-needs fencing before the leashes come off! I am SO excited for all of you and the new adventures that Hu-Dad will take pictures of for all of us! Have a great weekend all!

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