Monday, September 28, 2009

ManDog MonDay

This is why we didn't post this weekend:

Just being lazy like the Momster. We promise we will try to do better this week.

But, Thunder here, I do have to tell you that I did have some fun on Saturday. I can't show you any pics but I found him right here.

What did I find? A SNAKE!!!! He was about five feet long and really ugly. I made the mistake of flipping him up in the air and Mom saw me. She ran over and made me leave it, which I did like a good pup. I thought she was going to help me out by cooking it a bit. But NO, she got a shovel and threw it over the fence where I couldn't get it. What was she thinking?

Here I am carefully checking the grounds to see
if he managed to slither back into my territory.

Yeah, I can see you in there, Mom, keeping tabs on me. Don't worry, I haven't found him yet.

Meanwhile, today I was outside on the deck when Mom heard a bang and came to the door to see what I was doing.

This is what she saw on the deck. I raced down the stairs as fast as I could. But then I heard those darn words again. 'Leave it.'

Be forewarned - the next pic isn't pretty.

Here is what I had to leave.

Now you tell me. . .

Am I a ManDog on MonDay or what?

I am Thunder Dunder the Hunter.



Angus Mhor said...


Wow, snakes AND birds-I think that made up for a no-post weekend.

Woodrow, Luna, MJ Campanella said...

Poor thunder - tell your mommy you were protecting the house from intruders - Sweetie does this stuff too - but she is sneaky and hides her catches under the deck

Woodrow - Sweetie - MJ

Stella said...

Good works, Thunder Dunder the Hunter!

I spose she wouldn't let you keep the bird either?

I have never tried snake, is it good eating?


Kira The BeaWootiful said...

Woooos Thunder! You are the man! I caught a possum other night, but no pictures, Mom is never too happy when I catch things, I don't know why, probably because I do not "leave it" i like to eat it!
-Kira The BeaWootiful

YD, sometimes with Samantha & June said...

Thunder you are such a good pup even though mom took away your fun.
Next time try not to let your momster see it.

Sam & June

Samantha said...

Unbelievable! I have tried to catch things - by climbing trees, rocks and fording rushing rivers, but alas... only the tiny cat regularly brings beasts with feather or fur back to my mom, and frankly, I'm a bit envious.
xo Sammie

Anonymous said...

LOL You ARE the DogMan for sure!!!

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Oh my!

Woo are are such a great hunter-gatherer!

I bet Kat's heart will be a-racin' when she sees this!

As fur the lazing thing: nothing wrong with that! I did plenty of that myself!


Mango said...

You are a mighty hunter indeed. You should have at least gotten to eat that poor little bird.

We had a similar experience only momma heard "cruch, cruch, cruch" and found out that I was eating cough drops (don't worry, they didn't give me sickies). I had nice breath all day.

I think you should leave snakes to terriers. They are really good at shaking them up.


Princess Eva and Brice said...

You are the best hunter in KS! I would think that your mom would like you catching your own dinner but mom's are weird like that.

Princess Eva

Ruby and Penny said...

We love lazy weekends, especially when it's raining or cold outside.
You're a great Hunter Thunder.
Love Ruby & Penny

Piappies World said...

Wooooow Thunder Dunder the Hunter!

The lil piappies Frappie, Mocha and Sugar are clapping their paws and are in awe with your courage and coolness!

Mr. Birdie got lots of its feathers gone and the Mr. Ssssnake would probably been torn into pieces if your mom did not make you stop. Worry not though, she was probably very concerned that the nasty thing would bite you.

Stay safe there!

- Fudgie, Princess and the Piappies

chicamom85 said...

Oh my, Thunder I am not sure about the snake thing and it really freaks my Mommy out. In the last picture you look so handsome. You are truly a "Mandog", no birdy is safe around Thunder!

licks and sniffs, Sasha

Tom, Tama-Chan and Sei-Chan said...

Thunder, you always look very manly to us, whether you hunt or not!

Cloud the Wonder Dog said...

You look very, very manly there Thunder. I am impressed very much wiff all your manliness. BOL!


Asta said...

You awe a twoo huntew
congwatulations on youw catch!
Mommi kind of got gween looking at it, but I'm pwoud of you!
I'm also glad though that you didn't get the snake, cause he might huwt you and that would be howwibull
smoochie kisses to bof of you


Dear Thunder,

You are a goood watch dog and you sure know how to entertain yourself.

Riley and Star.

Sue said...

Wow, you have an exciting back yard. Last night when we went out for last call, Mom smelled skunk. She took her flashlight and looked around the yard. Mr Skunk must have just been passing by and left his scent behind. Mom didn't want to wash ten skunked dogs at 11PM.

Lilo, The Great Rock Eater said...

You are quite the hunter, Thunder!!! Your momma should be proud of you!!!


pughy said...

Wow a snake and a bird.. You are sure a man dog.. Shame your mum took them away, she was just keeping you safe.. Hugs GJ xx

Alasandra said...

Charybdis almost caught a hummingbird today. Mommy was not happy. Thunder we are glad the snake didn't hurt you. You shouldn't play with snakes. Now the bird was a pawsome catch, even us cats are impressed. ~S,S,C & F

3 dogs said...

A snake! I'm sorry she took it away- if you remember, we have our own snake visitor- you can certainly have him if you would like!! I know you are just trying to help. All this talk about the down economy- it seems to me you are just trying to be frugal by catching your own food! You better tell her that winter's comin' and you need to start storing up all of your prey to feed the family!

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

You are a great hunter Thunder.. Keep it up.. You might find a frog for Norwood and a squirrel for Khyra...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

BeadedTail said...

Wow Thunder! You are one handsome ManDog Hunter! Critters better think twice before entering your yard!

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

Aww..poor little birdie. :-(

A snake in the garden... you guys be careful, that sounds scary!

It looks like you had an eventful weekend.

Have a good week.:-)

Holly & Zac...XX

Ozzie the OZmonster & Zowie said...

That whole 'leave it' command is broken when there is something to snack on. You have beeter self countrol than I.


Clive said...

Wow Thunder! That was some day - snakes in the garden and dead birds!

lots of woofs

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

Thunder the Hunter has a nice ring to it, I must say.


Ps. Mom says thank you for not posting a picture of the snake.

Tracey and Huffle said...

Woo TD! What a ManDog you are!

Huffle Mawson

Alex93andme said...

Good ManDog Thunder Hunter!!! Pretty cool day and I'm glad you left the snake alone. My mom got bite by one some years ago trying to protect her dog before I came along and wow was she sick and in the hospital for awhile. Dead birds..yeah, I get those too in my yard but mom makes me spit them out. The worst thing I got when I was a pup was a frog which made me gag like crazy and then mom got it and threw it across several yards..probably still in an apple tree somewhere. I'd say you are doing great...but do stay away from those snakes..bad bad news for sure.

Lorenza said...

I can see you had a very busy weekend!
Sorry you could not keep them!
Kisses and hugs

Honey the Great Dane said...

Ooh, Thunder - I think you are like that Crocodile Hunter human who was on TV before - always attracting wild creatures! What an exciting time you've been having!

We had one of those "bang birds" too - it flew into the big glass folding doors between our garden and our living room - it must have been trying to come into our living room! Hee! Hee! Actually, Hsin-Yi told me that it was a baby bird still learning to fly and so didn't know how to steer properly. Anyway, it was lucky and was just a bit stunned and when Hsin-yi picked it up, it wriggled a bit and then flew away!

Honey the Great Dane

Dory and the Mama said...

What I want to know is who invented those dreaded "leave it" words...

What a macho man you are Thunder!!


The Thundering Herd said...

Thunder the Hunter - awesome.

We watched one day while a bird kept buzzing Natasha. She watched it swoop past over and over and over and finally she had had enough. The bird swooped, she struck, and the bird was in her mouth still in midflap. She spit it out (a little late for the bird) and laid back down for her nap. Woo.

The Army of Four said...

Snakes give our mom the heebie-jeebies.
Play bows,

Tanuki Maxx said...

Excellent job there Thunder! Definitely a ManDog on a MonDay!!


River said...

You the MANdog!!

love & wags,

Cheyenne -Millie said...

You make such a great hunter Thunder! I can't help but be a bit jealous! Cause I can only hunt things that are indoors! A snake! Hmmm! You be careful!

Holly and Khady said...

Wow TD!!! You are on a roll!! Congrats on your hunting prowess!!!


PeeEss: why does all the good stuff get tossed over the stupid fence?

Raising Addie said...

Great job Thunder!

Too bad you didn't get to taste the snake. We be it would have been much better than that bird.

You sure did keep you mom busy huh!

Chasing my tale...
Addie, Lucie, and Hailey

Scout 'n Freyja said...

Thunder, you are a manly man-dog and that's fur sure but our momma is on your momma's side. You just never know what kind of icky things will get into your belly eating wild critters from your yard.

Dennis the Vizsla said...

I think Animal Planet has found its next "pick up this snake and put it over there" star!

Wild Dingo said...

sigh. I don't think we need the DNA results to know. You are ture sibe.

Anya said...

I love it also to be LAZY ;)
Lovely post today and a special hug for thunder !!!

JD and Max said...

Hi Thunder - you are a great hunter, we're impressed! Mind you, that first photo of the two of you is wonderful - that's our favourite way to pass the time too, he he he! Schnauzer snuggles - JD and Max.

Mochi and Mommy said...

Please don't play with snakes. They're scary!

Great job catching the bird! I love to try, but usually not lucky enough to grab them. I did catch a gecko the other night.


Bae Bae said...

Oh... I think you're a good pawtector

~ Bae

Pedro said...


You are THE MAN! I can't believe your hunting skills! I'm in awe!


SEDONA said...

Wow, Thunder, if you had to fend for yourself in the wild, you'd have no problem!
Your pal,

Brownie said...

OMD, Thunder, you are a pawsome hunter! I cannot believe your self-control in leaving two yummy meals!

Maggie and Mitch said...

We're thinking that you used your time very wisely, Thunder! Great job, but too bad you couldn't finish off the snake! ewwwwwwwwww

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch