Monday, November 16, 2009

Thunder is a Hero

Thunder saved the day today for his Dad.
He even earned a gold star for his outstanding work.

We will let him tell you the story.

Mom and Dad were both up very early today. Mom is always up early, but today Dad had to leave at 6:00 a.m. for a business trip so they were both up around 4:00 a.m. While he was showering and getting ready, Mom was fixing all his medications for his trip. Dad takes lots of pills for a variety of issues, and he has several eyedrops he has to use every day as well. Mom gets them all set up for him in their properly labeled prescription boxes and then packs them in the quart sized bags that the airlines require since that terrible day of 9/11. She puts them on the counter right next to his cell phone, blackberry, and paperwork for his trip. Then when he comes downstairs, he packs them all in his carry-on bag.

When he was leaving, Mom asked him if he was sure he had everything he needed, he said yes, and she did a quick look at the counter to be sure he had taken his meds. The counter was empty. Dad left, and Mom was busy ironing.

Phantom was busy doing this on the loveseat.

And I started out here.

Then I moved here.

But I am not allowed on the wicker furniture so I had to get down.

I decided to try the big sofa since Phantom was on the loveseat.

But then Phantom got down, and I really prefer the loveseat -
it is really a very cozy spot.

Phantom isn't the only sibe here who knows
how to make a good Siberian donut.

But then I thought I smelled something different, so I stood up on the loveseat. I saw something resting on the back of the seat cushions. I kept staring at it, and Mom said, "TD, what are you doing?
Lie down or get down."

I just kept staring and stayed there until finally she came over and saw what I was looking at. Two plastic bags with all of Dad's medications.
He had left them there.

Now let me tell you, Mom just about freaked out. That's why there are no pics to show you what I had found. Dad had already been gone for over a half hour, and it is a 45 minute ride to the airport. She tried to call him on his cell phone to tell him she was on her way, but silly Dad never turns his phone on unless he is going to make a call. (Note from Mom, don't ask, no idea why he does that). So she left him a voice message and then sent him an email hoping he would be reading work emails on his blackberry. It is a terrible day here, it was raining very hard, there was a lot of traffic, and visibility was very poor. All the way she kept trying his cell phone, but no luck. Finally when she was about 10 minutes from the airport, he called her on her iPhone, she DOES turn hers on. He had just discovered he was missing his meds when he went to put them on the belt at the security check-in. He met her at the curb of the terminal and just made it on time for his plane.

All's well that ends well, but Mom says she would not have found them on time if it hadn't been for ME. Awwww, shucks.

OK, Mom, time to reward my work.

Oh yeah, that will be just wonderful, a rolled salmon skin. Hmmm, she even has two in her hands, maybe this IS my lucky day.

Hey, wait a minute, why is he getting one too? What did he do?

Oh, I see, if he hadn't gotten down from the loveseat, then I wouldn't have gotten up there, and so I wouldn't have found the bags.

OK, Phantom, you can have one too.

That's OK, bro, you don't have to look at the flashy box, just eat up.

I still don't know how to hold it with my paws, but have no fear, I will have no trouble finishing it off.

That was really good, Mom, how did I do? Did I tell the story well?




Anne-Kathrine said...

Oh Thunder you did save the day!!! Awesome job!!!

Deetz said...

Your mom is very nice and must really love your daddy. My mum would have been so fuming mad that my daddy didn't answer his phone, that she would have called the airline and cancelled his flight and then...not answered her phone when he called. She would have then stuck the medicine bags on the outside of the door to our home and changed the mum can be really mean, I tell ya!
Well, maybe not that mean, but she sure would have been mad as hell.

Martha and Bailey said...

Well done Thunder! That was good that you found those meds in time for your mom to rush to the airport.
You are a Hero and totally deserved your Reward - you looked very handsome in your Hero pics too.
Does that mean you are now allowed on the wicker furniture?
love and kisses
Martha & Bailey xxxx

Mack said...

Thunder - you are a hero! You kept your daddy from getting the sickies!!!

The Thundering Herd said...

Excellent job, Thunder. What a rescue. Our hu-dad has forgotten stuff on his busy-ness trips too, but at least he does leave his cell phone turned on. However, he gives thumbs up to your dad for that strategy.

Huffle Mawson said...

Thunder, you are AMAZING and you deserve treats every day forever. And well done to Phantom too, for his playing his part.

Anya said...

Thunder you are a BIG star :-)
You saved your Daddy's day.
You deserved a big hug
Kareltje =^.^=

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

Just wait until Kat reads about what her fella did!

She's liable to pakhk herself into a box and head to OP KS to reward woo in furson!

Way to go!

Thunder Rokhks!

PeeEssWoo: And a phloofy tail up to Phantom fur his part!

Wild Dingo said...

Pawesome TD! Maybe you could come to NorCal and visit Juno and tell the docs what to do since you're so clever in medical situations. woo hoo! time to do your happy dance!
wild dingo

Honey the Great Dane said...

Wow, Thunder - you totally saved the day!!! I think you deserve a lot more than a gold star! Oh, but those salmon skins looked really yummy!

Sue said...

Yea Thunder, You deserve that star. What a good boy you are to help those silly humans.

Paco,Milo, Maya and mommy Simona said...

Great great great great job Thunder!!!
You really saved your dad!!!
Awwwwwwwwwwwww........what a wonderful boy you're!!!!
Sure your mommy and dad will be very very proud of you!!!!
You found those meds in time for your mom to rush to the airport!!!!
You are a Hero and totally deserved your Reward!!!!!!!!!!!!
We loved your lok soooooooooooo handsome!!!!
And sure you're a special bros for Phantom.....share the treats with him is been a very very very sweet love sign!!!!!!!!!
you're a wonderful family dear friends and we love you a lot!!!!!!!!!
Have a wonderful day our hero!!!

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

What a great story Thunder you are the hero of the day. You really deserve that star...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Deborah said...

Good Job Thunder! I LOVE the gold star!!!

Alex93andme said...

You are definitely a true hero Thunder!! That was great that you saw the medicine left behind and alerted your mom! I know mom and dad love you very much anyway but today you did save the day! You deserve lots of gold stars and thank goodness Phantom moved so you could get up on that seat to see!! Wonderful!!!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

It sounds to me like you are looking out for the PAK! Thank goodness you notified the mom of the medications sitting in the house still.
You need a mighty be reward.
It sounded so CAOTIC!

Scout 'n Freyja said...

♥You deserve FIVE stars because you are remarkable♥

Mack and Sally Ann said...

Wow Thunder,
You are a Daddy saver. What a good job you did. You should get another treat for such good behavior.
Sally Ann

Mr Koda MD said...

What a hero!!

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

You are a life saving hero, Thunder! You deserve the gold star and the treat and lots of hugs. It was like a superhero story rushing in to save the day...and what a team Phantom moving off the loveseat so you could spot the problem, and mom racing to the airport like a crazy person to get there in time. Dad could use a little tuning up for the team...he really needs to leave his phone ON, in case of emergencies. Great job!

Chester said...

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and let me know where you would like the donation to be sent. I'll be watchin' for ya!!

Chester ;0=)

Alasandra said...

You told the storey excellant and we thinks you are the bestest hero ever. You should would come in handy around here as Daddy is always losing and forgetting things. We will be happy to demonstrate holding a rolled salmon skin between your paws. ~S,S,C & F

KB said...

Way to go Thunder. And, you're an awesome story-teller.

As an aside to your mom, my husband does the same darn thing with his cell phone. It drives me bananas that I can't call him when he's not by a landline. But, sometimes I think that might be the point... No, not really.

Gus said...

You did a great job telling the story, and a great thing helping your mom and dad.


Mango said...

You are a hero for sure. Your dad's head could have exploded or something without his medications. Maybe he is related to my idiot mom. She never turns her phone on either and when she does its usually on vibrate and she doesn't even notice if it goes off.


Cyber-sibes said...

Four paws up fur woo, Thunder! What a pup!

Woos, those rolled salmon skins look good, maybe your mom can post where she gets those?

a-roos & woos,
jack n' tori

Ginger Jasper said...

Thunder you are a fabulous star.. I just love those eyes.. You are one gorgeous woofie.. You earned your gold star... Hugs GJ xx

Jake of Florida said...

Thunder -- You deserve that gold star and more!!! Our Mom gets really distressed when our Dogdad travels and has his cell phone on vibrate or something and doesn't hear it -- so we understand how your mom must have felt.

But bravo that she drove to the airport to get him his meds!! What a cool couple of humans you have -- no wonder you and Phantom are spso special.

Wirey love,

Jake and Just Harry

Life With Dogs said...

Superb team effort, and I do think a cash reward is in order! :)

Princess Eva and Brice said...

Thunder the Wonderpup to the rescue! and great supporting work by Phantom and Mom.

Princess Eva

Bijou said...

Hi Thunder and Phantom,

Thanks for stopping by my blog. You sure did a terrific thing finding the bags of medicine. So you guys got rain instead of the snow storm that was hammering us just a few hours north of you. I bet you two would like playing in all this cold white stuff though. I hate snow!


Stella said...

Mr. Author called it a superb TEAM effort and I must agree. Thunder, Phantom and Mom working together got the meds to him. Yippeee!

My congrats and hugs all around.


Tanuki Maxx said...

Hi TD!! Great job there! and mighty nice of you to share your reward with Phantom! We think he deserves it too!
Mommy says you're an awesome story teller!!


Piappies World said...

Cheers for Thunder!

You truly deserve the Hero Award and the treats of course. Sharing it with Phantom is a good idea too.

Your mommy is so caring, looking after you daddy and you both. So great that you guys also get to help her a lot there.

-Fudgie, Princess & the Piappies

Lorenza said...

Sure it was pawesome you noticed something was wrong!
Good job!
Kisses and hugs

BeadedTail said...

Great job Thunder! Thankfully you alerted your mom in time to get your dad's meds to him before he left on his trip! And thank dog that the gates at KCI are so close to the curb so your dad didn't have to go far and miss his plane!

Sunny,Scooter,Jamie said...

What a hero you are!!!! (and really, you guys are sooo beautiful!!! Seriously)
The Texas Sundogs

Sunny,Scooter,Jamie said...

OH thanks guys!!! You gave mom input on the name!!! Geez I need to offer a prize or something so lots of people will help my mom out. (Seamus was one of the first things that came to mind-my dad was James, I am Jamie because I was sposed to be James Jr. (Something about the plumbing being wrong... hah) named my son James after my Dad. Sooo. it's in there.
Thanks you,thank you for the feed back!

Samantha said...

Wow! Great post and TD - you da man!!!! Just pawsome! Glad you got great treats too!
Huggers xo


Wow! That was a very exciting story! We were sitting on the edge of our beds waiting anxiously to see if your daddy was going to get his med's on time!

Thank Goodness! Whew! that was a close call!

See, there's a reason why hoomans should let their doggies sit where ever they want to!

Luv ya,
Riley and Star.

Dory and the Mama said...

Wow Thunder you are a HERO!!!!

Congrats on your gold star!!


Huskee and Hershey said...

Thunder saves the day!! Good job buddy!! Make sure that when your dad returns from his trip, he gives you a turbo tummy rub.. :)(Psst.. my grandmama and grandpapa do the same thing to their mobile phones too!! i.e. they only turn it on when they want to make a call!! W.H.Y??)

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chicamom85 said...


That was a 21 bark salute for Thunder the hero! Wow that was a great story. You had me at the edge of my pillow. Great ending.

licks and sniffs Sasha

Joe Stains said...

Thunder you ARE a hero!! I hope your Dad gives you salmon when he gets home too!!

Asta said...


You twooly aw a HEWO!!
I think you desewve even mowe of those samon wollups!
Honestly, I think Hoomans would be totally lost wifout us..especially woo!!!
love and smoochie kisses to you and Phantom too

Mochi and Mommy said...

Great job Thunder! You really saved the day!

You pups look like you really enjoy that salmon skin! :)

Mom is attached to her phone. She feels lost without it. Dad on the other hand can take it or leave it.


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

TD, you are a real STAR!!!!! That is a great story! We think that deserves at least a lifetime of extra treats for both you and Phantom!!!

Dennis the Vizsla said...

You're a medicine-sniffing dog, Thunder -- well done!

YD, sometimes with Samantha and June said...

Good job boys! You both did a great job! We think when your daddy gets back, he should give you boys each a big piece of steak!

Sam & June

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

Thunder, you are the best! Way to go. Your dad would have been in a bad way without his medicine! With your dad gone and you being a hero, is your mom letting you sleep on the dad side of the bed with her?


PS. You look like an olympian with that star!

Sheba said...

I'm glad you visited us today!

Wow, Thunder! That's awesome! Sometimes humans are slow to get it but your mom was certainly quick when it came to rewardtime! And sure enough, HE didn't do that much compared to YOU, but you know, a brother is a brother... at least that's how things work here in Africa.
Hey, I'd gladly teach you how to handle bones and other delish between your paws. I'm quite the expert and mom is so proud that I've taught my pups to do the same! They on the other hand have turned into excellent thieves, stealing things from my mouth and such, so if you have any advice on that, I'd be happy!

Warm greetings from Africa,

PS: Snow says hi!

SEDONA said...

Thunder saves the day!
Woos to you!
Your pal,