Happy Mom’s Day

We often get the question as to why we have six Siberian Huskies.  My usual answer is, because I don’t have room for seven.  Of course, my answer to why we had three used to be that we didn’t have room for four.

Regardless, we recognize that taking six dogs somewhere can be a handful.  While we were down in Asheville on Saturday, we noticed another big family with five little ones:


Now here is a cool part of the story.  This family was trying to cross a fairly busy intersection.  A young man walked out into the intersection and stopped traffic in all directions to escort the family across safely.  All of the motorists stopped and smiled.  No one honked.  No one was in a hurry.  Everyone understood the mission.  Cool, huh?

What a perfect picture for Mother’s Day.  So to all mom’s out there – Happy Mom’s Day!


  1. Dannan & The Girl on May 11, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    Wroo, Herd! The Girl is finally letting me visit some of my furends! That was a furry nice story about the birdies – of course, I would have tried to chase them. I’m glad I wasn’t there to disrupt such a wonderful scene!

    Dannan the BirdDog!

  2. Hero on May 10, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    Cute pic! Thanks for sharing it with us! Happy Mother’s Day!


  3. Tucker and Daisy on May 10, 2009 at 9:16 pm


    Daisy is having a Birthday Contest that ended today, and the OP Pack nominated you as their friends. We thought we would come over and say hi. Nice to meet you. Come and visit us sometime.

    Tucker and Daisy

  4. Steve & Kat on May 10, 2009 at 8:26 pm

    Great example. I’ll even say egg-celent. LOL!


  5. Biloxi and Siber-sibs on May 10, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    That was so furry nice of dat hooman to help that wittle family.
    Maw gits ask da same question bout why she has 5 huskies. Cause she has no room fur 6. She at her limit.
    Happy Mother’s Day to your Maw.

    Husky kisses,

  6. Mochi on May 10, 2009 at 7:33 pm

    That is a great Mother’s Day story! 🙂 Happy Mother’s Day!


  7. NCmountainwoman on May 10, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    I love your dogs and I’m so glad our blogging-world paths have crossed. We actually bought land in Haywood County before deciding to live in Transylvania instead. Lovely areas, both of them.

  8. Ozzie on May 10, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    Puppy smiles for the geeses! I would have let this one slide too on account that they wern’t oppossoms. I woulda had a hard time resisting oppossums

  9. Ginger Jasper on May 10, 2009 at 1:39 pm

    Hello Mum and me saw you over at our friends ( the op pack ) we came to say hello. Love that story, restores your faith in humans a lttle.

    Hope you dont mind a pusscat visiting.

    Ginger Jasper xx

  10. the Army of Four on May 10, 2009 at 12:30 pm

    That is so cool! Look at those baby gooses! We just love that picture and story!
    Play bows,

  11. Kathryn and Ari on May 10, 2009 at 11:04 am

    We agree–that IS the pefect Mother’s Day story. Thanks so much for sharing (and for that wonderful photo). Happy M-day to everyone in your family, too.

  12. Princess eva on May 10, 2009 at 10:21 am

    It was really nice of that man to make sure the geese family got across safely.

    Princess Eva

  13. The OP Pack on May 10, 2009 at 9:41 am

    Thanks for the wishes. We hope you get some new visitors today – check out our post. Happy Sunday to all of you.

  14. Kira on May 10, 2009 at 9:19 am

    WOOO! What a great picture with a nice stroy, we only wish all humans would be so kind. Happy Mothers Day to you too!
    ~puppy kisses~
    -Kira the BeaWootiful

  15. Khyra on May 10, 2009 at 8:47 am

    Tank woo fur sharing your day and the smiles associated with it!


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