Typhoon’s Tenth Herdaversary

A decade ago, we adopted puppy Ty who became named after a natural disaster and lived up to it. Yes, it’s Typhoon’s Tenth Herdaversary.

The very first Typhoon photo - Typhoons' Tenth Herdaversary
The very first Typhoon photo

He might have been less than a year old, but Ty came to us full of bravado. We asked readers to help us think of a two syllable name that started with Ty, and the rest is history. A Typhoon was born and the path of destruction continues to this day.

Frankie and Cheesewhiz taking the new guy out for a spin
Frankie and Cheesewhiz taking the new guy out for a spin

He loved our long walks. We took a lot of them all while Hu-Dad muttered something about burning energy off a certain juvenile delinquent.

Though he had to learn not to chew on siblings during walks.
Though he had to learn not to chew on siblings during walks

He loved being a part of a big family and all the games that were played. Of course, sometimes others wanted the games to wait a while, but he had secret ways to instigate them.

They can't see me waiting to pounce
They can’t see me waiting to pounce

We loved the youthful energy of the junior team, though Cheoah sometimes wondered why she needed two younger brothers.

Stereo siblings for Cheese
Stereo siblings for Cheese

Typhoon learned the rules of the house, though he always came up with some unique ways of complying.

But this is the way I ask to come inside
But this is the way I ask to come inside

And we might have suffered from a wee bit more damage around the house from some youthful exuberance, though Typhoon always maintained total innocence against any accusations.

Destruction? What destruction?
Destruction? What destruction?

So, yes, we welcomed young Typhoon to our Herd ten years ago. Who would have thought a decade of mischief would follow?

Would this face cause trouble?
Would this face cause trouble?

Happy Tenth Herdaversary, His Royal Highness Little Prince Typhoon Phooey.


  1. HokiePack on January 6, 2023 at 3:04 pm

    Happy Belated PRINCE! I got caught up in busyness and got behind in my post readings! I have so enjoyed watching you grow, create mischief, annoy your brothers and sisters and demand Royal treatment!! Cheers to many more years TY!

  2. Cheryl Seybert on January 6, 2023 at 10:08 am

    Happy belated Herdaversary Typhoon!! You sure have kept Hu-Dad on his toes giving all of us some great photos, memories and laughs along the way!! I especially loved the “bites face game” you liked to play on your walks!! Looking forward to many more Years of great memories!!🐾🐾💕

  3. Savannah's Paw Tracks on January 5, 2023 at 1:54 pm

    awwww—how nice to see that Sibe behavior hasn’t change since we last had three in our home. We miss those days, now decades ago. But we’d not change them for anything in the world. Happy 10 th Ty!

  4. Karen on January 5, 2023 at 1:38 pm

    This post makes me so happy. Typhoon is such a good boy and I hope he has special “Herdaversary” treats just for him! Maybe even a “Herdaversary Cake”. 🙂 He sure deserves it.

  5. Juno's mom on January 5, 2023 at 12:41 pm

    He’s such a unique boy. I remember his being a tough one with his digestive issues. He lucked out landing with the herd.

    • The Thundering Herd on January 5, 2023 at 4:08 pm

      His digestive issues remain quite the challenge, but we keep them under control with a very strict diet and medications.

  6. Julie on January 5, 2023 at 12:28 pm

    Happy Herdaversary!
    Crazy that a bunch of us have been reading your posts daily for ten years or more! Time certainly marches on.

  7. Pat and Rambo on January 5, 2023 at 10:44 am

    Happy 10th Herdaversary Typhoon, you sure live up to your name. Beautiful photos that show the fun dog that you are.

  8. Carolyn Rogers on January 5, 2023 at 9:47 am

    Happy Herdaversary! TEN YEARS. Wow time really passes quickly. 🙂

  9. Amarok & Co on January 5, 2023 at 9:18 am

    Love the pictures! And happy 10th herdaversary, Tyhphoon!

  10. Kiersten on January 5, 2023 at 8:54 am

    Happy Herdaversary Typhoon, I can’t quite believe 10 years have passed already!

  11. Mary on January 5, 2023 at 8:30 am

    Wow 10 years already! I remember when he was introduced to us all. It has been fun to watch his antics and growth over the past decade. Happy 10th Herdaversary Tyhoon 🐾🐕❤️🐾

  12. Kathye Shuman on January 5, 2023 at 8:09 am

    Typhoon! I remember the day your addition was announced. Hard to believe I’ve been following this blog for so long. (Actually I remember Frankie’s arrival too). This blog would not have been the same without all your curmudgeonly posts. Keep up the good work😁

  13. Cindy H on January 5, 2023 at 8:01 am

    Happy 10th Herdaversary to Typhoon!

  14. Debbie & Miss Ruby on January 5, 2023 at 7:58 am

    Happy 10th Ty. Keep on living up to your name!!

  15. Gail Thiessen on January 5, 2023 at 7:16 am

    Wow, ten years. And everyone survived! Is he still as much of a “typhoon” as he used to be?

    • The Thundering Herd on January 5, 2023 at 4:09 pm

      He has his moments. He issued a royal decree that no further comments be allowed on this issue.

  16. mary michaud on January 5, 2023 at 6:52 am

    those pictures sure do tell a story!

  17. JEAN BURKHARDT on January 5, 2023 at 6:20 am

    LOVE this post and the pictures Hu-Dad! Happy 10th Herdaversary Typhoon Phooey!!!!! You really earned your name.

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