Competition of the Class Clowns

Something about my red-headed boys, but they are always in a competition to see who is the biggest class clown.  Take this picture (which I could have cropped to show off Cheoah).  Exactly what face is Rusty trying to do?  And why is Kodiak doing his imitation of the Hunchback?  Stormy of the A04 must be really proud of these efforts in posing for a photograph.


Kodiak tries to up the ante by taking a pine cone and ripping it into little pieces:

Kodiak eats pine cone

But Rusty quickly put things into high gear to be sure of winning this competition.  How?  By demonstrating the best possible digging skills.  First you have to get the paws planted just so and begin the forward motion:

Rusty digging 1

Next, when the ground is a little hard, you have to concentrate with the strongest paw to get the ground broken up for better traction:

Rusty digging 2

And with that done, you go into the full motion that can best be shown via video.  Notice young Cheoah try to copy the action (yes, that is her lovely whine in the background at the start of the video) and Kodiak checking out the progress (Qannik is eating nuts he finds on the ground, in case you are wondering).

All of that digging is really hard work and a good nap is earned:

Rusty napping



  1. Steve & Kat on February 6, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    That video makes me want to go dig a hole.


    PS. I’m going to go ask to go outside now and do some digging!

  2. Biloxi and Siber-Sibs on February 3, 2009 at 6:38 pm

    HaRoooo Rusty,
    You has got to be my long lost twin brudder. Maw says I do da same thing. Dis is jes’ too much she says.
    You dig one way and I’ll start here and we kin meet in da middle somewhere. Whaddya say?

    Husky kisses,

  3. Huffle Mawson on February 3, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    Rusty, if you’re trying to dig your way to China, I think you need to aim a bit to the left.

    Huffle Mawson

  4. The OP Pack on February 3, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    Darn, we couldn’t get the video to play very well, but we don’t think there is anything wrong with a pack of clowns – they do put a smile on one’s face.

    Woos, the OP Pack

  5. The Army of Four on February 3, 2009 at 12:12 pm

    Ha rooo rooo rooooo! That’s priceless! And yes….. hmm…… Khyra may be on to something with this redhead thing! Ha roo roo roooo!
    Tail wags,

  6. Khyra on February 3, 2009 at 5:55 am

    There must be something about those redheads!

    I mean, look at the two funsters in The AO4!

    As for nuts, I love to graze under the birdfeeder!


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