Redhead Smiles

With the first weekend of the new decade approaching, we thought everyone should start it with redhead smiles from our Miss Cheesy.

Miss Cheoah, aka Cheesewhiz, enjoying the new fencing
Miss Cheoah, aka Cheesewhiz, enjoying the new fencing

While the boys have enjoyed roughhousing in the new fenced area, Miss Cheesy prefers a more sedate and boy-free experience.She can enjoy the marsh breezes without worrying about being trampled by a rampaging wrestling match.

Though I do have to chase the photographer out of my private space.

We had lots of questions about the fence yesterday, so let’s see if we can answer them:

Is the fence eight-feet tall like the fence at the old house?

The fence is 54″ (4-and-a-half feet) tall, significantly shorter than our old fence. We no longer have to worry about keeping out bears and other large predators, though we certainly still have plenty of coyotes, etc., around. And, as we are an older pack than has historically been at the old house, we don’t have to worry about the vertical jumps quite as much. Yes, Typhoon used to have an eight-foot jump (Hu-Dad said he had springs in his paws), but the boy does not sky the way he used to.

Have we buried dig guard?

Not yet, though Hu-Dad will be monitoring for needed enhancements. He reminds everyone that Nikita helped trench the first fence. Hu-Dad allowed her to dig fairly deep and then he would show up with a bag of concrete mix, pour it in the hole, and add water. Yes, Miss Nikita helped install the very first dig guard, one hole at a time.

Do we have a separate senior area?

No. We do have two zones of fencing, but one is for the pool which is decidedly a non-senior area since our senior-most-girl is also she-who-is-most-likely-to-dive-in.

Do we still have access to covered porches?

Oh, yes. We have our own private set of steps that lead to the first level covered deck AND to the second level open deck. Both decks are secured with railings. So don’t be surprised to see us having a lot of porch time with our yard visits.

Not a smile. Cheoah was trying to bite the camera lens.
Not a smile. Cheoah was trying to bite the camera lens.


  1. Kenneth J Pierson on January 4, 2020 at 7:28 am

    Given that fence height and how you phrased your commentary, it sounds like you’re going might be targeting slightly older pups (they’re all pups from Roscoe to Cheese, I don’t care what the age is!) down the road for adoption.

    • The Thundering Herd on January 4, 2020 at 8:13 am

      With the smaller yard and aging humans, our long-term goal is that The Herd will be smaller and less “agile”. Everyone has a home for life at Chez Herd, of course, bu we expect the family will be smaller in the future.

  2. Lori & Izzy Belle Bear on January 3, 2020 at 10:17 pm

    You are such a happy girl ????????????????

  3. Zoe on January 3, 2020 at 12:13 pm

    She looks so happy!! I was wondering can we get a tour of the yard? And maybe the house? I loved your previous home I honestly can’t wait to see what you do with this one. Oh one more question, does the installation of the fence lessen the number of walks per day?

    Thank you

    • The Thundering Herd on January 4, 2020 at 8:35 am

      We will see what we can do.

  4. Debbie and Ruby on January 3, 2020 at 8:31 am

    Nothing melts your heart like the smiling face of a beautiful redhead. Enjoy your fence and quiet time.

  5. HokiePack on January 3, 2020 at 7:58 am

    Love that face !

  6. Vincent Porrazzo on January 3, 2020 at 6:01 am

    I assume the vertical slots in the fence are to give squirrels and rabbits easy access to play with the pups? I am sure Typhoon and Roscoe look forward to such play sessions.

  7. Jean Burkhardt on January 3, 2020 at 5:40 am

    Oh Miss Cheesey! You won’t let Hu-Dad get away with evading your space with all those PESKY photos!! Trying to bite the camera lens was a little over the top though! Have a wonderful weekend!

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