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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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