Landon’s Seventh Herdaversary

You may find this as hard to believe as we do, but we’re celebrating Landon’s Seventh Herdaversary since he came bouncing into Chez Herd. We adopted him from Southern Siberian Rescue October 16, 2016. One of the first photos we ever posted of him showed that signature tail.

Uh, Hu-Dad, who is this? - Landon's seventh herdaversary
Typhoon wonders who the new intruder is

Landon spent his first weeks getting to know the various members of the pack, testing the waters to figure out his place. With his easy-going attitude, he made friends quickly.

Cheoah and Landon monitoring the yard from the porch.
Cheoah and Landon monitoring the yard from the porch

It didn’t take him long to earn his first nickname—the one that has stayed with him to this day. With the leaves falling from the trees, Hu-Dad went about creating giant piles. Landon thought they were the most fun creations ever and bounced from pile to pile. He became known as Boom Boom.

Leaves to be raked.
You bounce a lot, kid

As anyone who adopts rescues knows, the first few weeks are filled with angelic behavior. As soon as the new adoptee realizes he’s in a forever home, the honeymoon is officially over. In Landon’s case, we discovered he had an incredible ability to escape from any confinement. That led to the infamous night when he went around the house hiding Halloween candy. Didn’t eat it. Just hid it. In every room of the house.

We’re sure this has nothing to do with the fact that he spent time in prison. No, really. He was in one of those programs where a prisoner trains a dog over several weeks. It’s good for the prisoner and good for the dog. In Landon’s case, he learned the prettiest sit you’ll ever see. You’ll see it whenever he wants to do it, but rarely when asked.

Regardless whether he learned the skill from his prison buddy, he can escape. Anything. And he spent the next few weeks bouncing around the house checking his hiding spots—some of which the humans hadn’t yet found.

What could possible be causing the noise upstairs?
What could possible be causing the noise upstairs?

The funny thing is that we expected Landon and Typhoon to be best buds because they are closer in age, but it didn’t work out that way. Typhoon’s best bud would come a few years later in Roscoe. Landon picked Frankie to be his pal, much to Mr. Suave’s amusement.

Really, Landon, I can handle sentry duty.
Really, Landon, I can handle sentry duty.

Sometimes, when Frankie would be busy with some task about the yard, Landon would decide to plan a sneak attack. It never went well, but he had fun trying.

The stalking machine.
The stalking machine.

Landon’s problem with his chosen pal is that Frankie Suave is quite the polite gentleman. In his shadow, Landon always looked a wee bit mischievous. As evidence, we present…

Just waiting for story time.
That doesn’t quite look relaxed.

He has learned from his mentor over the years. He can even sit still. For a bit. Well, as long as something interesting is happening.

Told you I saw rabbits in the field.
Told you I saw rabbits in the field.

So it’s been quite a fun ride the last seven years for our Boom Boom. We hope for many more. In the meantime, we’ll leave you with photographic evidence of his flying skills.

Oh - and we don't mean a few inches off of the ground.
Oh – and we don’t mean a few inches off of the ground.


  1. Patty Markiewicz on October 16, 2023 at 10:29 pm

    Seven years of leaping Landon! I wish all dogs could be that happy. 🙂

  2. Terry G on October 16, 2023 at 7:06 pm

    So happy for Landon! He is such a wonderful & spirited soul ❤️ All the great tales (+ tails!!) are so fun, also inspiring because they are all “rescues.” Thanks for all your stories and beautiful pictures 😍

  3. Juno's mom on October 16, 2023 at 6:27 pm

    He’s been a wonderful addition.

  4. Maggie on October 16, 2023 at 5:34 pm

    Happy Herdaversary! I remember the Halloween candy caper. Was it really that long ago? Long live Boom Boom!

  5. Kim Zeigler on October 16, 2023 at 3:50 pm

    Happy Herdaversary, Landon!!

  6. Julie on October 16, 2023 at 12:29 pm

    Wow. Happy Herdaversary! ♥️Good job Hu-dad!

  7. Amarok & Co on October 16, 2023 at 11:22 am

    Happy Herdaversary, Boom Boom! Loved seeing all the pics and being reminded of what a remarkable Boom Boom you are!

  8. mary michaud on October 16, 2023 at 10:12 am

    loved seeing these great pics, beautiful doggies

  9. Pat and Rambo on October 16, 2023 at 10:02 am

    Wow, those seven years have flown by. Happy Herdaversary Landon. Love to see your flying skills and fantastic tail.

    • Jean Burkhardt on October 16, 2023 at 2:07 pm

      Thanks Hu-Dad for the great photos of Landon AKA BOOM.BOOMS 7 year adventure with the HERD. I loved hearing about his hiding the Halloween candy in every room and his.escape adventures.

  10. Christina Agans on October 16, 2023 at 9:17 am

    Happy Herdaversary Boom Boom!!

  11. Jim Frykman on October 16, 2023 at 8:58 am

    Happy Hersaversary Landon

  12. HokiePack on October 16, 2023 at 8:17 am

    7 years ! Time flies when you are booming through life!

  13. S Deaver on October 16, 2023 at 8:14 am

    Happy 7th Herdaversary, Boom Boom! You landed with just the right herd and humans!

  14. Susan on October 16, 2023 at 3:35 am

    Oh, wow. Happy Herdaversary, Landon! You give your fans a lot of joy!

Leave a Comment

Read Another Story

← Back One Story ◊ OR ◊ Forward One Story →

Hu-Dad's Novels

His books pay for our food!