TiDu (tee doo) the Herd Dog! — 59 Comments

  1. Loved it! Title for your new childrens’ book; “TiDu and the Potbelly Pig”. The title alone could put it on the New York Times bestseller list! Had a 1/2 Chihuahua & 1/2 Rat Terrier named “Wheezy”; got him to sleep with one my 5 brothers that had asthma to take it away; hence the name Wheezy. We came up with the name long before the Jeffersons. Ought to sue for trademark infringement! Who else has a pet story.

    • Hey Martha! How did you find me? I’m looking at your email address and thinking you must be local? Either way, welcome down the bayou and thanks for leaving a comment to boot!

  2. Oh TiDu you are so special. I just had to respond. Coming to New Iberia to visit our daughter, her hubby and 6 mos old baby. Will be there Feb 10 – 17, so will be able to see a Mardi Gras parade. I’m excited to be there that week. Where are you from New Iberia?
    JoLynn in Minnesota

    • Hi Jolynn! No, I’m not in New Iberia . . . southeast of there about 90 miles maybe. Below Houma. I hope you have a great time at the parade! Just don’t let any beads hit you in the head!

  3. TiDu knew when to protect her food! Our Boxer would have ran behind you and nudged your legs toward the pig but she wouldn’t have gone near it! If the cows are in the east pasture you have to go outside with her to do her business because she’s scared of them.

  4. Too funny! Reminds me of the pig that greeted me running down the middle of Hwy 57 straight at my vehicel upon my arrival in Terrebonne Parish, except I think it was about six times bigger than that. Let’s just say that was a definite culture shock moment for me, but just the first of many I guess during my tour of duty on de bayou.

    • Yes, but she is the dumbest mutt I’ve ever seen. My daddy always said they were the smartest dogs, but I talked to the family who gave us this puppy and they said the sibling puppies are dumb, too. It’s a family trait! LOL!

  5. Good one BW! Our “Used” dog (4 yr. old mixed breed we acquired) loves to irritate our 11 yr. old cat. The only thing they (sometimes) share is a 5’x8′ rug. I’ll have to make sure the grandchildren see this. They’ll love this story. Especially the boys! I can already hear them cackling about Pot Likker.

  6. Mmmmmm mmmmmmmm bacon. Got 2 of those pigs down at end of street.
    One must be 18 years old now. Funny zoning makes it possible in village.

    Canada is coming back and maybe Rob too.

  7. Just goes to show, every puppy has a purpose, some just take a bit longer to figure it out. I agree, it just needs a nice cover.

  8. Cute story! TiDu is a cute little dog. Hope she keeps that pig away from your yard now that the house is going up. They sure can destroy the ground by rooting and make it dangerous to walk thru an area. Especially toting boards, etc.

    Blufloyd, you mentioned bacon and my mouth watered! But, an 18 yr old hog isn’t bacon, that’s JERKY!! LOL

  9. Another great kids story! Like I said, you could have a shelf full! Some dogs may not be as stupid as they act. They just think about things differently than we do.

    • Thanks, Kim! You over there in Hawaii and us over here freezing. I’m so envious! How about this? I’ll just write them, print them, put them in a binder and put it on the shelf. How’s that?

      • The binder and shelf thing will be good for awhile. There’s so many possible children’s and adult books that could come from your writings and your photos.

  10. Great story – I smiled all the way through and wished I had a kid around to read it with.

    But TiDu doesn’t come close to dumb. “Dumb” was the beagle who lived across from us in Iowa – he always was traipsing over to help us “capture” the fire hydrant. He’d hold point forever, staring at that hydrant with his tail up and foot crooked until his owner walked over, picked him up and toted him home.

    His name was Happy, and he seemed to be, despite everything!

        • No I am not from USM. Just a Mississippi girl. My son graduated fromUSM. I will have to ask him what that means. I answered BW question in an e-mail but will repeat found this blog last year looking for fig perserves recipe and have lurked several times since then. Great Blog BW

  11. Dog story hour? My old weim, aja, disturbed but intelligent dog taught herself how to lift a leg to pee on trees. Boy dogs weren’t showing her up.

    Had a beagle once that thought guns were for rookies. It was rare to get a shot off at a bird or rabbit. She just grabbed them.

  12. Someone mentioned their dog was afraid of pigs or cows. I can top that one. I had a gorgeous, black tom cat that was scared to death of mice/rats! I opened the pantry one day and one was sitting in it and jumped out. That blasted cat hit the front door ahead of me!!!! And, I am terrified of them! Took me all day and half the night to coax him from under the house! And that was after my husband and kids chased the rat out thru the door!

  13. Thank you, everyone, for these great comments. And thanks so much to the new people who chimed in. Please come back and get to know this great group of folks better!

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