Nantahala River

We went down to one of our favorite spots, the Nantahala River, Sunday afternoon. We figured between the drizzling rain and the late Sunday afternoon, we would have the river mostly to ourselves. We were right and everyone had a blast, particularly Cheoah who is ever so appropriately named after the Cherokee word for Otter.

Even better, this time the humans remembered the camera unlike the last time we were here, so we have video to show you:

In case you were wondering, this is the bridge that we crossed at the end of the video:


Is this a cool Trippy-Trap Bridge or what, Ammy?  The bridge is located at The Nantahala Outdoor Center where the white water rafters end their trips (and kayakers, too, of course).  This was actually the first river that our humans white watered on many, many, many, many moons ago.


  1. Steve & Kat on April 29, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    Does Natasha not like to get her feety-feet wet? I like to swim so I think Cheoah and I would have lots of fun!


  2. Mochi on April 24, 2009 at 3:39 am

    Looks like you guys had lots of fun! Cheoah’s name definitely matches her! 🙂

    The bridge looks like fun! We don’t have those around here.


  3. Kathryn and Ari on April 23, 2009 at 6:32 pm

    Hey, that’s so cool! The male human who lives in our house learned to kayak at the NOC. He still wears his t-shirt every chance he gets.

  4. the Army of Four on April 23, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    “The Otter”! 🙂 I like that!!!
    That looks like a very long, SCARY Trippy Trap Bridge! You are all VERY brave to go over it!
    PS: Any signs of Billy Goats?

  5. The OP Pack on April 23, 2009 at 12:34 pm

    That is some pretty clean water for a river!!! And some nice synchronized moving around by the reds in about the middle of the video.

    Much more impressive trippy trappy bridge than the two silly ones we cross when we walk. We are sure the AO4 will be pleased.

    Tail wags, the OP Pack

  6. Kira on April 23, 2009 at 10:42 am

    Woo water play! Huffle is correct, you need longer leads to get out there and really get wet, but Mom makes me stay on a short one too. due to the alligators here, she won’t let me play in fresh water unless I am on a short leash.

  7. Princess Eva on April 23, 2009 at 10:09 am

    Great video but Huffle is right. You need much longer leads since I know that the off-leash option is not a possibility.

    Princess Eva & Brice the Water Monster

  8. Khyra on April 23, 2009 at 8:59 am

    Whilst Mom was at work yesterday, I fixed her soundissue – it worked when she booted up!

    Tank woo fur sharing the great water exercises!

    The Khween doesn’t NEED to get her feety feet too wet…she’s got servants to do that fur her!

    I’m going to get MY servant to take the beaWOOtiful towel The Royal Belgians from MinnieSoda sent me and take me to the water…that will give her head something to talk about!


  9. Huffle Mawson on April 23, 2009 at 7:23 am

    You need to tell your mum and dad to either get some gumboots, get their feet wet, or get longer leads for you all.

    Huffle Mawson

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