Monday, April 30, 2012

Thanks and Yikes

Thunder Dunder here . . . .

I just wanted to say thank you to all of you for the wonderful birthday wishes.  It feels great to be SIX!  Mom still can't believe it has already been that many years.  I arrived at The OP Pack two days before Mom found out that our human sister was going to have twins.  Mom already took care of the older sister to the twins. She says she never would have gotten a puppy if she had any clue that four months later, she would have three grandbipeds to care for every day and three months after that our other human sister would add a fourth grandbiped to Mom's daily daycare.  Yes, Mom cared for three infants and a three year old all at the same time.  And I am proud to say that I was never a problem for her (well, almost never).  I must have done something right or she wouldn't have added Ciara and Lightning after me.  BUT after the latest addition, she does say there will be no more puppies.  We'll see about that.

Speaking of the little pest, he and I were out for a walk today.  We made quite the BIG discovery.

Well, what is THAT?

You stay back, Lightning, while I check things out.

Let me at it!!!  I think I saw it first.

BIG!  HUGE!  GIGANTIC!  And very DEAD!!!

Please, Mom, can't I bring it home?

Mom isn't very good at identifying snakes, but she says it is the biggest one she has seen around here.  And no, Lightning did not get to bring it home.

Did someone say "cheese"?  All of us here to wish you a good week.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning


Nola said...

You're mama sure is a special lady! Ew big snake!
Dachshund Nola

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

After all, we all know woo are the OFFICIAL snake handler of The OP KS Pakhk!!!


Flynnah said...

What a long snake! Lucky that it's dead. Hope you had a great time!

houndstooth said...

I think I saw Mom start twitching when she saw that snake! BOL! I can't believe your mom wouldn't let you bring it home.

Mom says no more puppies here, either, but I don't think she'll stick to that! Your mom is some kind of superwoman!


3 doxies said...

Oooooh Happy Belated Birfday Thunder!!!!!! It was fate dat your mom didn't knows bouts da twins when you came home to lives theres. And seriously, can you bottle some of your mom's energies fur me and furs my mum?

Hehehehe...your mom is a kill offense...but I don't gets why hers wouldn't lets you bring da snake home as a souvenir.


FiveSibesMom said...

Did someone say, "snake???" Eeek. Running the other way now!

Love that group shot and all your beautiful Sibe smiles! Have a great week, too!

Amber DaWeenie said...

Oh Nose.....I missted your birfday. So sorry....butt hap-pee belated birfday. Maybe dat snake was supposed to be your present????

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

Now I wonder why your mom wouldn't let you take your treasure home? Strange if you ask me.

I am so glad that you arrived when you did.

It is good to know that being SIX is a good thingy beclaws I am gonna be 6 in a month. WHEW. THANKS Buddy!


We get snakes in our yard sometimes and our woofies chase them. It makes Mom crazy.

Thanks for helping make Ellie and Allie's 10th Birthday extra special!!

The Florida Furkids

Sarge said...

Wow, I'm glad to hear your barkday was super-great! Gosh, that's one pawesome, big snakie. I think it looks like a black rat snake, but whatever you call it, dead is probably the best thing! BOL.
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, COP

Lorenza said...

Sure that time was very busy for your Mom!
A big snake!!!! And you could not bring it to home?? Hmmmm.....
I love your picture!
You all look very happy!
Kisses and hugs

Priscilla said...

I bet it's easier to take care of puppies then those human bipeds.

Ewww...snake... I don't think I would be brave enough to check it whether it's alive or dead. Your mom is brave!

Two French Bulldogs said...

Yikes! Thank goodness that thing was dead. Maybe mom could make a belt
Benny & Lily

Madi and Mom said...

Thunder your momis Avery brave and wonderful g-ma!!
Boy those were a lot of little paws at your house.
Snakes...well mom is sitting with her feet in the air!!!

Madi and Mom said...

Pardon typos momis on the I-thingy!!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Oh gosh
I think your momma saved you from that huge , gigantic snake!

Mr. Pip said...

Yucky snake! My assistant would have jumped 10 feet! Love Phantom's smile in that last picture.

Oh and by the way, my assistant did have some trouble getting me down from that swing-set! I got a little nervous and backed in the corner. She was calling for my papa, but he was in the basement and didn't hear her. Somehow, she managed to grab me (I let her) and carefully make her down the ladder carrying me. I'm thinking I'll leave climbing to the kids!

Your pal, Pip

Prancer Pie said...

Your Mom is very wise (snake)! Your Mom is very brave (bi-ped babies)! We luf that last pic of all of you smilin! (at least we think you are) Tell your Mom to go to to make a GIF animated photo. It's easy peasy. (or our Mom couldn't haf done it) xoxo

Bailey Be Good! said...

Wowserz! That IS very big. The snakes we usually find in our backyard aren't quite that big, but they are big enough to scare mommy into keeping Nala and me away from them. I wonder what killed it? Hmmm

Happy Monday! :)

Woofs & hugs, <3

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

Jan's Funny Farm said...

No wonder your mom isn't afraid of snakes. She takes care of all of you plus all the grandbipeds. A brave and busy lady.

GOOSE said...

That snake is HUGE! No far you couldn't bring it home. And your mom is super duper. But I believe that it was meant to be that she didn't know that stuff before she got you. Yep meant to be.

GOOSE said...

That snake is HUGE! No far you couldn't bring it home. And your mom is super duper. But I believe that it was meant to be that she didn't know that stuff before she got you. Yep meant to be.

24 Paws of Love said...

Happy Belated Birthday Thunder. Boy, your mom really had her hands full! I bet you were a great big help for her, right? ;)

So they didn't get to bring the dead snake home, but did you at least let them roll in it?? BOL!

BeadedTail said...

Thunder, we're glad you had a good birthday! The Momster had her paws full for awhile with those little bipeds plus you! As for the snake, our mommy wouldn't have stuck around long enough to find out if it was dead or not. If she had seen it should would have been in Nebraska in 33.6 seconds!

Wyatt said...

Happy Birthday, Thunder!! You got cheese and a, that's pretty cool :D

Wyatt and Stanzie

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Sorry we missed your birthday, Thunder, but we do hope your day was very special and filled with great memories. We wish you many many many more birthdays each celebrating your good health, your friends, your precious family, and your happiness. May your bowl always be as full as your heart is. The White Dog Army

Jo's World said...

My Mom is very shocked that your Mom wouldn't let you bring that nice big snake home. You could have had a lot of fun with him!

Glad you had a good birthday, Thunder Dunder, and I liked the story about you and the little kids coming about the same time!


Kari in Vegas said...

yuck yuck yuck yuck yuck

Stop on by for a visit

chicamom85 said...

I hope you had a great barkday Thunder. I love reading your story. Your Mommy is very brave to have all the feets and paws running around. The last picture of you all is sooooo pretty. It should be on a cover of a magazine.

Loveys Sasha


scotsmad said...

Didn't you get to roll on it either?

Any snake we see around here is 99.9% poisonous, so we have to stay away.

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & roxy

T. Maxx said...

Hi Thunder!!
So did you get lots of pressies and goodies for your barkday? Did you share them? :)
That is a major YIKES!! I meant the snake thing..!
Run Lighting! Run!!


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

That's quite a find, TD! We occasionally get similar looking critters around here too.

We LOVE that last photo, especially Phantom's smile!


ZOOLATRY said...

Snakes is good, when they are deaded. Snakes is not good at any other time.

Fred said...

Wowowow! We saw a snake last week, but it was the size of an earthworm! BOL!!! Yours was SO scary!

Also, Old Girl wants to know if your mom has any advice on the whole taking care of puppies and babies thing. She sounds like a superwoman!

KB said...

Great photo of the four of you looking so happy. Was it the snake that made you all smile? I'm glad that you didn't roll in it...

I love the story of Thunder the puppy together with all those human puppies!

Anna the GSD said...

It's a good snake, cause it's dead...that's what dad would say. :) He screams like a little girl and ANY size snake, even the little teeny green ones!

Remington said...

Love that last pic.... I think I would have left the dead snake there too....ick!

The Websters said...

Ok, your mom must be a dog/baby whisperer. We are in awe of her skills.

I find awesome dead things on our walks too and as soon as anyone notices they say, "DROP IT!"

It's so rude for them to say that but I do it because that's what I do...obey.


Beth said...

You all look SO happy!

Cyber-sibes said...

Woozrers, what a find! Too bad woo couldn't take it home, but woo know how humans are, bunch of scaredy-kats when it come s to snakes....

have a great day!
jack & moo

Stewey said...

Did you make snake jerky?
The last pic is pawsome of all of you :)

Hound Girl said...

THUNDER I am so sorry I missed your birthday, happy belated birthday!!!

I about jumpe dout of my seat when i saw that snake...I am scared to death of snakes. Wow your mom was brave!

Love the group photo!

Sue said...

Mom doesn't understand why we're so fascinated with snakes. She yells when she sees one and makes Dad get rid of it. We think they look like lots of fun. We'd like to play tug with one, but it isn't allowed.
Morgan and the Porties

Reilly / Denny Cowspotdogs said...

Happy Belated Birthday Thunder....I hope you got lots of treats. I don't think the snake would of made a great present though. Mom has just started on your page and should have it finished in a couple of days :)

Oskar said...

Creepy snakie! That's a great shot of all of you.

Your mom must have the patience of a saint!

Nubbin wiggles,

NanaNor's said...

Hi, So very glad that the snake was dead. I am one human that doesn't mind them, unless they are poisonous but still that guy was pretty big.
Glad you and our brudders are having fun. We get a new puppy this coming Friday-I can't wait, but he is 4 mos old so hopefully some of the crying of an 8 wk old will be gone.
Have a great evening.

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Hi Woos, wowza what a snake. Wonder what sort it was and what made it dead! Our mums could share some stories of having a household of little peeps for sure. We just love the last photo. Its fabulous!! No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

An English Shepherd said...

Thats a very large one!

Soggibottom said...

Fluffy babies, every day counts. HAppy BIRTHDAY beautiful baby.......
Frankie de tabby would have jumped about 6 feet if he had seen that.. but hey .. LAUGHS.. one of us :-) would have jumped higher :-)
Freya ?
Well, Freya, the catflap cavalier would probably gone over to it and tried to make friends... but.. there are friends and friends.. some you can never get through too... a post on Freya's blog tried in a kind way tonight...
Love the fact your always there guys, your beautiful and want to see you past soggibottom's window one day... What beautiful stars you are x x x x
Luv's from Freya :-) and a big hug from me :-) X X X

Au and Target said...

Your mummy must be very tough to look after all those little bipeds! We like your snake. Shame it's dead. Maybe you could smuggle it into the house???

Berts Blog said...

Snake! that was a SNAKE! It looked like a hose, it was soooo big, My Vickie is still creeped out. I mean, she doesnt' mind a snake when she knows it is there but if she came across that thing she would have run screaming like a little girl.

Linda said...

Wow! That is a big snake! I don't have a problem with snakes, but that one was a biggie for sure!

I bet that was fun for you, Thunder. Four human bipeds to watch over. And of course you never got into trouble when you were a pup, right????

Mitch said...

Did you hear my mom's gasp? Thank doG the snake is dead!
Your mom is very brave to take on hooman pups and a ThunderPup too!

Love ya lots,

ArtemisiaFSS said...

Mommy thinks the snake was a black runner but she said she is glad no one brought it home. Snakes are not toys they are LEAVE IT!

Thunder we are very sorry we are late wishing you a Happy Birthday. We hopes you had a wonderful one.

Honey the Great Dane said...

That last picture is just gorgeous! :-)

And oh my goodness – I couldn't quite believe that first picture of the snake when I saw it! I kept thinking then maybe my eyes were playing tricks on me – what an enormous snake!! You were awfully brave. Even if it was dead – it still looked pretty creepy! My human Hsin-Yi actually really likes snakes but I have never met one and I'm not sure I want to – he he! :-)

Honey the great Dane


Hello there to all the Woos!
Just dropped by to see how you are all doing. A belated 'Happy 6th Birthday' to Thunder...can't believe you are 6 years old already.
Wow, thank goodness that snake wasn't me the shiveries!
Loved the 'cheese' photo.
sending lotsaluv

Mrs. JP said...

we always say no more puppies!!!
What a nice picture of your pack.