Roscoe’s Fifth Herdaversary

We want to wish our big, lovable lug—and Typhoon’s bestest buddy ever—a very happy Roscoe’s Fifth Herdaversary! Yes, five years ago today, we brought our big boy to Chez Herd.

Roscoe's Fifth Herdaversary - Typhoon thanks us for bringing Roscoe home
Typhoon thanks us for bringing Roscoe home

We lost Qannik and Kiska a mere 12 days apart, leaving a gaping hole in The Herd. They were an unlikely pair of friends, so it was appropriate that Roscoe came into our lives and formed another unexpected friendship. We had anticipated he would befriend Landon, but it turned out that he and Typhoon became pals from the very first day.

Typhoon and Roscoe - Who would have expected this?
Typhoon and Roscoe – Who would have expected this?

Typhoon had always been such a loner, so we had never expected the bromance for the ages. But they have been thick as thieves—which might be an incredibly apt description—from those early days.

That's my hole i dug. Don't touch it.
Okay, that might be just a wee bit too close, new bro.

So the new walking formation was easy to figure out. No matter what the weather, they have been side-by-side ever since.

Now it's starting.
And snow too!

Roscoe was happy to have a brother and a little snow. Then that little snow turned into a lot of snow and things got even better. Yeah, Roscoe says he hit the jackpot.

Typhoon and Roscoe during pre-dawn snow inspection.
Typhoon and Roscoe during pre-dawn snow inspection.

In the rare moments when the two of them weren’t together, Roscoe still monitored his brother’s every activity.

Watching the Little Prince

Mostly, though, their favorite activity is “tackle-wrestle-bitey face-body slam-tag you’re it.”

Roscoe demonstrates how to initiate a game of tackle-wrestle-bitey face-body slam-tag you’re it.

So, Happy Fifth Herdaversary. We’re glad you joined us here at Chez Herd. Even the grumbly Little Prince might express some appreciation.

Snow buddies

Now we’ll let Typhoon and Roscoe celebrate in their usual way.

The games go on and on and on


  1. Susan on November 21, 2023 at 11:18 pm

    Congrats, Roscoe!

  2. Karen on November 18, 2023 at 1:11 am

    I have always had a soft spot for Ty, and I think it’s because I’m pretty antisocial too. 🙂 But it does warm my heart to see him and Roscoe. They are all such lucky dogs, and I am very thankful to you for sharing them with us. ❤️

  3. Teresa Gaither on November 17, 2023 at 7:00 pm

    Wow- already 5 years! Congratulations to Roscoe & his truly forever family ❤️ Love all the beautiful pics😍

  4. Pat and Rambo on November 17, 2023 at 5:07 pm

    Happy Fifth Herdaversary, Wow, it does not seem possibly that it has been five years since he joined the Herd. He fits in so well and has been a great companion (play mate) for the Little Prince. It is so nice to see them together. Love all the Herd members.

  5. Debbie & Miss Ruby on November 17, 2023 at 2:36 pm

    Happy 5th Herdavesity to you Roscoe, and many many more.

  6. mary michaud on November 17, 2023 at 2:35 pm

    loved this, such special pics of two best friends

  7. Cheryl Seybert on November 17, 2023 at 2:25 pm

    Bestest Friend’s forever!! Happy Herdiversary Roscoe!! The Little Prince is so happy you came!! 🐾🐾💕💕

    • Jean Burkhardt on November 17, 2023 at 3:18 pm

      Love the story of these 2 special doggies. They just GET EACH OTHER. HAPPY 5TH.GOTCHA DAY ROSCOE.

  8. Billie B on November 17, 2023 at 2:24 pm

    Awe the Bromance! Happy 5th Herdaversary Roscoe!

  9. Patricia MARKIEWICZ on November 17, 2023 at 1:34 pm

    Five years? Sure seems longer than that! So awesome for Typhoon to have a bestest buddy.

  10. Juno's mom on November 17, 2023 at 1:04 pm

    He’s been an ideal addition. The time has sure flown since his arrival.

  11. HokiePack on November 17, 2023 at 1:02 pm

    I just love their bond! The Prince accepting a lowly subject!! 😀❤️

  12. Amarok & Co on November 17, 2023 at 12:58 pm

    Awwwww, the sweetest bromance! Love it.

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