Visitors on our Morning Walk

Much hotter down here at Lake Hartwell State Park than it is at our house in Maggie Valley, so we are doing our hikes early in the morning and after sunset.  Since we needed to get our walk done before the heat set in, we were very serious and focused.


Ok, fair enough, Rusty is never serious about anything except eating and sleeping, so he was playing Rusty games as we walked.  But the rest of us were serious and focused.


But the point of our story is that our serious focus kept being broken by visitors on our walk.  They weren’t quite as good of visitors as the Big Dogs in the Woods we see on some camping trips, but they were still very cool visitors.  Take this little guy, for example.  We became very serious and focused when we saw him, but not serious and focused about our walk:


We wooed out to him and asked him to wait for us so we could play some special games, but apparently he does not speak Siberian.


But this last visitor had us really perplexed.  He seemed to have a task that he was concentrating on, because we could not get him to talk or play or anything.


Maybe he could not understand Siberian, so guess we need to practice our Dalmatian talk.  Need to find some Dalmatian friends to translate for us.  We are going to put black spots on Qannik for tonight’s walk and see if maybe that will get this guy to move.


  1. Woodrow, Sweetie & MJ on June 30, 2009 at 8:18 am

    qannik as a dalmatian – hee hee hee

    silly sibes Qannik cant pass as a dalmatian

    woodrow sweetie mj

  2. Teddy Bear on June 28, 2009 at 4:02 am

    I can’t wait to see Qannik with spots. I hope that you are able to talk to the Dalmatian soon!

  3. Painter Pack on June 27, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    I thought everyfurrie spoke siberian!!! It should be the national language!!! Harooooooooos!!! And if Qannik goes for the spotted look, I want pictures!!!!

    Mya Boo Boo

  4. Steve & Kat on June 27, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    I can’t wait to hear how Qannik’s under-cover investigation goes!! I hope he learns Dalmation first.


  5. Mochi on June 27, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    I don’t think Qannik is going to be too happy about the spots. 🙂


  6. princess eva on June 27, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    I so want to see Qannik with spots!!!!


  7. Denns the Vizsla on June 27, 2009 at 12:40 pm

    I thought the McDonald’s mascot was a big clown …

  8. the Army of Four on June 27, 2009 at 11:34 am

    That Dalmatian is a real stiff!
    Hee hee hee….
    PS: Davy and I met a FROGGY on our walk last night – or maybe a toad, I have no idea – but for some reason, Mom didn’t let me get as close to him as I wanted to. I was JUST going to say ‘hello’ in my own special Jaws of Steel way….

  9. Stella on June 27, 2009 at 11:09 am

    The dal is a garding dog and isn’t supposed to talk or play! You guys oughta know that!

    Qannik would get mad at you for all the time there is if you painted her!

    Have fun at the park!


  10. Khyra on June 27, 2009 at 10:52 am

    Have woo tried sign language with him?

    Often times Dalmatians are prone to deafness and not the same kind of deafness we are!

    Enjoy your day!

    PeeEssWoo: SKWHIRREL! YUM!

  11. Indy on June 27, 2009 at 10:37 am

    Hm, good luck getting that little Dalmation to talk, I’ll be curious to see if it works!

  12. Storm Glory on June 27, 2009 at 10:00 am

    I can’t wait to see a picture of Dalmatian Qannik! I bet he would look very handsome!


  13. Huffle Mawson on June 27, 2009 at 9:21 am

    I can’t wait to see Qannik as a dalmation!

    Huffle Mawson

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