Monday, October 3, 2011

Monday Monday

Pausing to remember and honor Kodiak of The Thundering Herd.

Run free, Big Red. Wear your silver harness with pride. We will all miss you. Our hearts go out to The Herd and your Hu-dads. Mom said it is a good day to give your beloved furries some extra hugs.


As a working breed, Ciara and Lightning are supervising the work being done by the house painters. It is not an easy job watching these ladders.

Just taking a bit of a break and keeping an eye on that guy with the brush in his hands. Wish we could help.

Phantom and Thunder are content to let the younger set do the work - they are waiting for the steaks to be done.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning.


Stewey said...

So sorry to hear about Kodiak.
Ciara and Lightning - it looks like very hard work watching those ladders :)
Phantom and Thunder - how are those steaks coming? BOL!

euthymic said...

Kodiak looks like a beautiful dog. So sorry for such a sad loss...

Very good job you all did watching the ladder. The steaks are an apt reward:)

Mocha Barney, Ashley Pumpernickel and Winniechurchill

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

We are still so furry sad about Kodiak -

Plus, we keep thinking about Kiska losing her BF -

I spent time under my tree last night watching fur him to pass by -

Then returned to it today to think more about what is ahead fur all -

Keep up the great job with all that hard work!

Of khourse, don't furget the snakhk breaks!


Amber DaWeenie said... mean you don't have paint all over you???? What kind of helpers are you anyway!!

We heard about Kodiak this morning...very sad and sudden. He will be forever missed.

Shawnee the Shepherd said...

Let me give you two pests a hint - your fur = one huge paintbrush. I will deny I efur woofed that. Now go forth and be pesty.

Reilly / Denny Cowspotdogs said...

Wow - Lightening has grown so much and it definitely looks like he and ciara are best beds.

Remington said...

That is such sad news.... You certainly keep yourselves busy....

rottrover said...

working schmerking...did you say steaks??

Frankie Furter said...

I am sooooo very much sorry to hear about Kodiak. The Bridge just keeps calling our furends.. SIGH

Don't work AKA Snoopervise too hard.

Sarge said...

Wow, I was so sorry to hear about Kodiak. Another angel. Looks like good snoopervising!!
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, COP

Ludo van Doggy said...

Sorry about the loss of your friend.

Ladder supervising sure looks hard, I think I would be with you boys waiting for the steaks!

Hound Girl said...

I heard about Kodiak this weekend, so sad. What a beautiful post about him as his friend you did.

Haha they are great supervisors... mine would be jumping all over the workers!

BeadedTail said...

We're sorry to hear about Kodiak.

Don't work too hard OP Pack! We think Thunder and Phantom have the right idea waiting for steaks!

Yay the Chiefs won! Now let's see if they can continue to do so!

Thor said...

We're so sorry to hear about Kodiak.

Good work supervising that work, guys.

Thor and Jack

Princess Jasmine said...

We were very sad to hear about Kodiak too. Sad times.
Ladder watching looks like complicated work to me. Maybe if there is a tweety birdy sitting on a rung i'd be able to help out watching too hee he :)xx

hisqueen said... got a little, you there on your lip..Here have a napkin.
Salad before steak is always a great way to make a meal complete.
We are heartbroken over Kodiak. We keep thinking of his best friend Kiska and Hu-Dad missing those awesome Kodi Hugs.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We are very sad for Kodiak's family!

Phantom & Thunder have the right idea. Let the kids work. :)

Benny and Lily said...

Kodiak sure was a beauty. What a nice tribute
Benny & Lily

Madi and Mom said...

We were so sorry to read about your friend Kodiak running to the bridge...we expect by now he and Raider are romping and playing in the grass fields of heaven.
Hugs Madi and Mom

scotsmad said...

That's one painter who won't make a wrong move!

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

houndstooth said...

We were stunned to read the news about Kodiak yesterday.

I know that we would choose the supervision of steak preparation for sure!


Anonymous said...

Nice work on the ladder guys and I bet those painters did a good job! heehee

Ginger Jasper said...

Kodiak went so quickly and his family will be hurting.You are doing a grand job snoopervising there.. Hugs GJ xx

Huffle Mawson said...

Maybe I'm seeing things, but it looks like Lightning was chomping on some grass there!

So sad about Kodiak :(

Anonymous said...

Lots of sad news these past few weeks, we are sorry for Kodiak passing.

As far as workin goes I have no problem helpin out Phantom and Thunder, really I don't!

woos, Tessa

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock said...

Aah, the beautiful wisdom of maturity!

We ere so saddened to read about Kodiak. So very sudden.


Maggie and Mitch said...

Supervising is an important job! Stay on it!
We didn't know Kodiak but our hearts are just breaking for his family.

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

KB said...

It's so sad about Kodiak. My heart goes out to his family.

I must say that it looks like Lightning is cutting the grass (with his teeth) in addition to watching the ladders!

Mr. Pip said...

I read about Kodiak this morning sad. We have lost too many friends lately.

Your pal, Pip

P.S: Save me one of those steaks, fellas!

Sammie and Avalon said...

Ohhhhh, what sad news... will go over to pay our respects. Just a couple of months away from blog world and so much has happened. Will have to scroll back to see when Lightening joined your pack!Lightning is simply gorgeous - fun to see him hanging out with Ciara - I'll bet they have some fun together! (Amazed that they didn't get into any paint! Avalon would have seriously tried!) Thanks for coming over and saying a welcom hello - so nice to connect again - hope we can keep it up, but otherwise... fb less often! We think of you too... very often!
Hugs xoxoxo
Sammie, Ava and Mom

Bailey Be Good! said...

Wowserz! You certainly look calm around those strangers. I would have been barking up a storm!

Woofs & hugs, <3

~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl!)

jen said...

I am so sorry to read Kodiak. He was a beautiful boy. Our thoughts and prayers go out to The Thundering Herd

Boondocks and The Love Shack Pack said...

Mom says this reminds her of a time MANY moons ago that her white, bi-eyed husky, Cool Whip, helped her paint. Unfortunately Cool Whip didn't know that the couch wasn't suppose to be painted. ooopss!!

Cyber-sibes said...

good job guarding those ladders! Hey, that's pretty smart of the "older generation" to let the youngsters do the hard work!
Sad woos here for Kodiak too, such a shock. Our hearts go out to his pack & peeps.

jack & moo

The Thundering Herd said...

Thanks so much for the dedication. Oh - and Kodiak would totally approve of walking around with paint on your paws while maintaining the perfect innocent look.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Kodiak will be missed.
Its very sad.

When the steaks are done.. please throw me a bone


Tucker The Crestie said...

Supervising is hard work ... great job, guys!

So sorry to hear about Kodiak. We dropped by to pay our respects.

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

Working hard at hardly working???

You guys are just too cute!!!

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

We, too, are shocked and feel the loss of Kodiak. Love your children extra hard...whether they be two- or four-legged.

It is great to see the Pack has developed a suitable division of kids work with the crew; elder statemen mind the grill! Have a great week!

bichonpawz said...

We are very sorry to hear about very sad.

Glad that you all are helping the house painters! How do the painters feel about that??
xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

24 Paws of Love said...

Tough work, right guys? Good thing you are breaking in Lightning while he's still young.

We too are sorry to hear of Kodiak's sudden passing. May he run like the wind.

Just Ramblin' said...

Such sad news about Kodiak. What a beautiful pup.
Be careful around those ladders and do not eat too many steaks. : )

Pippa said...

I can give you lots of tips on watching ladders and all that painting stuff you know. I have a painting pic on my blog too - husky minds think a like.


the_Dogfather said...

It is very sad news indeed. We'll be hopping over to the herd to send our condolences.

Oh no, your mommy must have made a huge mistake....sibes make the worst guard dogs.LOL!

Winnie said...

So sad to hear about Kodiak. Lots of extra hugs being handed out by my family here.

Love and licks, Winnie

Anya said...

So sad news about Kodiak
may he run FREE .......

Nice to see you all
you are all such a pretty
woof..woof.. friends

Lots of love from us all

♥ Sallie said...

Good job keeping an eye on the painters. If only we could use ladders to visit our friends on the other side of the rainbow bridge.


Anonymous said...

I'm awfully sorry to hear about Kodiak. Too many furends have crossed the Bridge this year.

I think Ciara and Lightning are doing a super great job snoopervising. But I'm pretty sure I'd be with Phantom and Thunder waiting on the steaks.

Wiggles & Wags,

An English Shepherd said...

So sorry to read about Kodiak.

That watching is going well ;-)

Asta said...

I am so sowwy Big Wed had to leave us fow a while , but I know we will all see each othew someday ovew the bwidge..I know Kodiak is wunning fwee and pain fwee now

I'm happy to see Ciawa and Lightening do all that snoopewvising wowk and Phantom and Thundew welaxing
hope the hoomans did as good a job
smoochie kisses

Tucker said...

Hello Phantom, Ciara, Thunder, and Lightning, -the random # generator chose you for the book giveaway. could you please email your snail mail address to

woof - Tucker

FiveSibesMom said...

I agree with your words on our blog...something moved us all about Kodiak's passing. Extra hugs is the recipe, for sure.

I like how Lightning & Ciara take their duties as working dogs seriously. Supervision is a very important part of work. Phantom & Thunder have equally important roles - food watcher. Hey, somebody has to do it, right? Seniority has its perks!

Schnauzer Days said...

Hi Guys!!

What a beautiful proud looking dog Kodiak was, run free at the bridge big fella.

We can't get over how big Lightening has got, and sooo good looking like the rest of you.

Great supervisory work there, those ladders can be very dangerous, I expect there are tips on them this safety week ;-)

Have a great week friends, Dex and Lou xxx

Ms. ~K said...

We were shocked and saddened by Kodiak's crossing....

Patience is a virtue, Phantom and Thunder. :)

The Bleu said...

We are still stunned over the loss of Kodiak... just stunned and sad.

We are happy, however, to see that you all have taken your roles seriously. You never know the trouble an unsupervised ladder can wreak... and I SO hate an overcooked steak!

with much love to you all from the Bleu and also Reufus, of course.

The Thuglets said...

It was such sad news about Kodiak.

You are doing agreat job supervising the work project.

Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

Sagira said...

So sorry for the loss. That was very nice of you to post this. We are heading to their blog shortly to pay our respect.