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We always want to do a regular feature where we respond to questions and comments from our readers. Somehow, we never quite get around to it. But we had so many great questions in the last week, we decided we had to do it. So, first up –
Lots and lots of pups asked, what was Natasha reaching for?
Ready? A tomato. Yep, we had a single, ripe tomato on the floorboard and Natasha decided she really, really, really wanted it. And to answer the next question, no, she did not get any. Don’t throw tomatoes at us.
We had several questions about the way we group the dogs for walks.
KB asked, “Is one human being actually holding onto all those leashes and keeping them untangled?”
Nope – two humans – each with three. We use High Sierra Walk A Belts from White Pine Outfitters so that our hands are free to handle walking poles and cameras on the trail. Of course, we can get pretty tangled some times, too.
And asking about those three dog teams, The Op Pack asked, “Do you group them that way purely for color or does personality/temperament come into play as well?”
Grouping The Herd into The Red Team and The Black and White Team just developed over time. But now we do that almost all of the time. Placement is important in that Rusty always wants to the left of the trail so he can play and Kiska always wants to the right of the trail because she does not like any movement on her right (we don’t really know why). The others are really flexible.
It happened to be the Black and White team. They just happened to be closer.
Several of you asked if they could trade for Rusty as their Big Brother.
Well, The Rooster loves to meet new people and new dogs, but we can’t give him up. He is the life of the party around here, as we like to share. Besides – and this is just for you Eva – Qannik says there may be too much competition in the handsomeness category if he and Bricey shared the same household.
Our final questions comes from Ammy of the A04 – “So the answer to that age-old “does a bear poop in the woods” question is “yes”?
Based on our experience, oh yeah. A lot.
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