Deck Suave Supervisor

On a warm summer afternoon, our very own deck suave supervisor was hard at work keeping track of the tides and the sea birds.

Nothing gets by our deck suave supervisor
Nothing gets by our deck suave supervisor

We are big fans of the cool air vents but sometimes we need some good outdoor time too. Our covered deck offers cool shade, stiff marsh breezes, and the opportunity to watch all of the wildlife gallivanting in the salt marsh.

Those great egrets are big birds!
Those great egrets are big birds!

As the oldest member, Mr. Frankie Suave is in charge of all things Herd. He volunteers for deck supervision time showing his willingness to work. This choice has nothing to do with the fact his rambunctious brothers are inside giving us some peace and quiet.

But it is nice and quiet out here.
But it is nice and quiet out here.


  1. Belinda Hulen on June 8, 2020 at 11:31 am

    Could you let me know the ages of your pups?

    • The Thundering Herd on June 8, 2020 at 1:38 pm

      All are guesses since they are all rescues:

      Frankie came to us in 2011, so is probably 11-12 years old.
      Typhoon arrived in 2013, so is probably 8+
      Landon was adopted in 2016, so is probably 5-6.
      And baby Roscoe arrived in 2018, so is roughly 3.

  2. Jean Burkhardt on June 8, 2020 at 8:24 am

    Frankie Suave-YOU are NO dummy-lol. Being a supervisor out on the nice QUIET deck has it’s perks. Good job!

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