Shoulder to Shoulder

This picture is harder to get than you think.  At least one member of The Herd is always sniffing something, peeing, or otherwise outside of the picture.  But, in a rare moment, we actually have all six together in a shot.  Left to right – Rusty, Kodiak, Cheoah, Natasha, Qannik and Kiska. Not that we would reuse the Sibe by Sibe joke. Nope. Not us.


As many of you have noticed, yes, this is the usual order that they walk in.  Kiska always, always, always wants to be on the far right.  Whether it is an eyesight issue or not, she has never liked any moving object to be on her right side.  And Rusty always wants to be on the far left so that he can play.  The others may trade up some, but they are usually in this order.


  1. Mochi on July 26, 2009 at 12:54 am

    Awesome shot! Mom can’t even take a picture of me on my walks. 🙂


  2. Teddy Bear on July 25, 2009 at 8:37 am

    It’s so cool that everyone has their rightful spot during your hikes.

  3. Huffle Mawson on July 24, 2009 at 11:31 pm

    What a fine collection of fluffy tails!

    Huffle Mawson

  4. Golden Boy Luke on July 24, 2009 at 8:22 pm

    I do not know how you take that pitcher but I like it a lot!!!

    It funny how order do not change… but when I think of it, our order do not change either… I am always out in front of the Bleu!

    O and by the way… can never hear the sibe by sibe joke too many times! Just sayin!

    wif love from the Luke

  5. Stella on July 24, 2009 at 4:12 pm

    Red team left, gray team right! A handsome pack and I never tire reading of their personalities or their adventures.

    Stella and Jo

  6. Brownie on July 24, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    What an incredible shot! I love all the fluffy tails. 🙂 You are truly a phenomenal pack to walk so beautifully together!

  7. NCMountainwoman on July 24, 2009 at 2:25 pm

    Interesting shot! Although we have only two, the order is always the same…Lucy on the outside and Ellie next to us.

  8. the Army of Four on July 24, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    That’s a great shot!!! Our mom has a hard time getting the four of us to walk together if she has the camera ready. Or even three of us. Or two of us. Ha roo roo roo!
    Play bows,

  9. Steve and Kat on July 24, 2009 at 1:47 pm

    Maybe that’s why Steve is always on the left. He wants to play. I think it’s also because we walk facing traffic and the trees are on the left. So maybe Steve wants to pee, not play.


  10. Princess Eva on July 24, 2009 at 1:27 pm

    I noticed too that Qannick was usually between Natasha and Kiska. But I wasn’t sure if they were protecting him from rogue food bags that might leap out from the forest or if it was an ego thing to have two girls paying attention to him.


  11. Wild Dingo on July 24, 2009 at 11:52 am

    I noticed that Qannik is usually between his 2 girls…and If I didn’t know sibes like I do, I’d want one from your Herd! LOL…

  12. Denns the Vizsla on July 24, 2009 at 10:48 am

    Look at all the floofy tails!

    Now I have to go listen to the song “Disco Ball” by Saucy Monky. Disco ball, spin around, shoulder to shoulder …

  13. Michelle R on July 24, 2009 at 9:53 am

    Too bad you couldn’t get the picture from the front as well! But I suppose you’re used to looking at this angle a lot on hikes. 🙂

  14. The OP Pack on July 24, 2009 at 9:51 am

    We also noticed that Qannik likes to be in the middle. We understand how hard it would be to get six in one shot – Mom can hardly do it right with just two.

    Happy weekend, the OP Pack

  15. KB on July 24, 2009 at 9:12 am

    Great photo! I cannot imagine how you walk six dogs at one time. They must be very well behaved!

  16. Woodrow, Sweetie & MJ on July 24, 2009 at 8:17 am

    the herd looks so nice in this pic – we noticed the order never changes – mine are all over the place – but there are only 3

    Woodrow, Sweetie & MJ

  17. Khyra on July 24, 2009 at 5:54 am

    Off to sniff out that barrel of money?

    PeeEssWoo: Have a great weekend!

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