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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.
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