Comments and Questions

We are so slack.  We have received many questions and comments on the blog and have not been timely in replying. So today’s post is dedicated to our readers:

Team Husky – We would like to know if The Thundering Herd’s KODIAK would like to have the little pupper named after him? We would also like to know how Cheoah and Qannik are pronounced as we’re not too sure.


Kodiak is honored the little guy is named after him.  And since Kodiak was named Champ by the rescue that brought him to us, he sort of borrowed the Kodiak name himself.  Kodiak has never told us what his original name might have been.


Cheoah is pronounced “Cheese Whiz” in this house (snicker).  Unfortunately for her, that nickname has stuck from day one.  But the word Cheoah is pronounced “chee-OH-uh” and is the Cherokee word for Otter.  The original English spelling was Tsiyohi or Tsiya (depending on the historian you read).  Regardless, Cherokee words do not use our letters.  Would love one day to get someone from the reservation to script it out for us (we live beside the Eastern Band reservation).

The back story on how she got her name is on her personal page.


Qannik means Snow Flake (as Bricey knows) in Inuit and is pronounced Ka-nik.  We found him in a shelter as an owner surrender and his name by that previous owner was Snow Flake.  We just changed languages but kept his name the same.

Steve – What about finding sea shells (on our recent beach trip)?


Natasha found the shells fascinating and seemed to be hunting for what was inside.

Dave of the A04 – Rusty? How can I talk my mom or dad into letting me be a lap dog? Any pointers?


Rusty answers – Be very persistent and beat everyone else to the lap.  When my hu-dad is sitting down on his end of the couch (which reclines), I am climbing into his lap before he even gets the footrest up.  And if he pushes me down, I climb right back up.  Sooner or later, he gives up.

Of course, then you have to fluff the lap just right which requires lots of claws and digging.  For some reason, he tells me to settle down and then  I have been invited to lay down in his lap.  It is that easy.

P.S. – All pickle noses should be lap dogs.

Zim (also of the A04) – Do you guys get any kick-backs or royalties or anything off people taking your pix?

Our humans have threatened many times to post a sign on the jeep saying “Get your pictures with the wolves for $5.”  We live in a tourist area and we think we might actually raise money doing that.

Princess Eva – I haven’t forgotten about posting the video that is going to humiliate the boy. I just have to get Momma to edit it because of size.

“Snow Flake” is waiting.

The Op Pack – when do we get to see the trek back down? (in reference to all of our walking videos are either on flat ground or uphill).

Well, our humans say our pulling is very helpful up the hill, but pulling downhill is not as helpful.  They require all of their concentration to keep from creating blooper videos on the downhill trek, so we do not film going down hill.

So that’s it for now.  If you have a question you would like us to answer, put it in the comments section.


  1. Princess Eva on March 27, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    Bricey is such a suck-up to Momma. He started putting himself in the bathtub after Momma made him go there twice last weekend. His really stupid stuff doesn’t get caught on camera – like the time he fell out of the chair when he draped himself over the arm so that Momma could get a better belly scratching angle. See a pattern here? Apparently he’ll do anything for HER! And she conveniently deletes anything that makes her little boy look stupid.

    I’m a daddy’s girl,
    Princess Eva

  2. Hero on March 27, 2009 at 1:20 am

    Thank woo fur sharing woor answers with us! I learned something new today!


  3. Steve and Kat on March 26, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    Regarding going uphill and downhill, we like to use the tactic where we hardly pull at all going uphill and then try to run at top speed going downhill. We do it all in the name of exercise for the humans.


  4. Huffle Mawson on March 26, 2009 at 6:13 pm

    Very interesting faces. I have learned something new today.

    Huffle Mawson

  5. the Army of Four on March 26, 2009 at 5:23 pm

    Great answers. And I’ll keep trying, Rusty. It’s just that Mom can be so stubborn about that “no Sibes on the furniture” rule. But if I’m on her lap…… I’m not really on the furniture…. right?
    PS: Zim said people here think he’s a coyote. He might try your money-making scheme with “coyote” instead of “wolves”.

  6. Team Husky on March 26, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    Thank woo fur getting back to us! We are glad Kodiak is happy about our little one being named after him! Cheoah is pronounced how we thought it would be but Qannik is different to how we were saying it! We knew it meant snow flake though:) I have peemailed my friend and told him Qannik’s name will have to be pronounced differently from now on. We just have to get a little girl and call her Cheoah now!!! Then we’ll work on Rusty, Natasha & Kiska:)

  7. The OP Pack on March 26, 2009 at 12:23 pm

    Great answers – we were intrigued by all the ones related to names.

    Regarding poor abused Phantom, we have three beds, one that no one wants to sleep on, and three crates. Phantom prefers his crate with NO blankies please, but does take to a bed occasionally. His favorite spot in the loveseat in the family room. He has to wear a gentle leader, even at 10 1/2, he refuses to give up pulling. And he has never liked bones of any sort. He doesn’t really like most toys other than to carry one to the door and then drop it once he is outside. He is a very “different” siberian.

    Woos, the OP Pack

  8. Mochi on March 26, 2009 at 6:02 am

    Wow, that’s a lot of great info! I was also wondering how their names were pronounced. 🙂

    Kodiak is so lucky to have a pup named after him!

    I’m like Natasha…I like to look for what’s inside the shell.


  9. Khyra on March 26, 2009 at 5:45 am


    I think this should surely satisfy those enkhwiring and inkhwiring minds!

    PeeEssWoo: So, I should have made it more diffikhult fur my mom when we did our rokhk khlimbing videos? Tank woo fur the tip!

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