Day 2 – Chattanooga


Guess what we woke up to?  Sunshine!  Many of you may be shrugging and saying, “so what?”, but those of us in the Southeastern U.S. are very excited because that means the rains finally stopped.  Fantastic!  We got in a really good walk before leaving Big Ridge State Park:


Rusty walked the wall on the way out


and Kiska walked it on the way back


while Rusty did his patented behind the human’s legs walk.

We also had an encounter with three big dogs (deer) when they ran across the road in front of us, but our humans were too inept to take a picture of the moment.  Something about we decided to try and run and play with the big dogs in the woods.  We keep telling them to unhook our leashes from their waist belts and those embarrassing moments when we drag them would not happen, but they never listen.

And then we met some really strange creatures as we drove down to Chattanooga:


This first guy was using the pet walk at the Tennessee Welcome Center in Chattanooga.  A security guard approached and told the people that he (she – who knows?) could not use the pet walk.  We did not see any signs prohibiting that behavior, but apparently there is a law against it in Tennessee.  Shrug.  We were totally intrigued and wanted to go meet this really strange breed of dog, but the human prevented that fun, too.  (We like the little guy in the lower left of the picture – he looks impressed).


Kiska was sure that this was Huffle and we tried to say hello.  Just like a cat.  Just sat there and stared at us and would not say a word.


This guy was on a horse carriage at the entrance to the Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel and was totally intrigued with all of the Siberians.  We talked to his human for a while and she had owned Alaskan Malamutes and had been excitedly waiting on the convention so that she could meet some Siberians.  We allowed her to scratch our ears.  How nice of us.

Oh, yeah, apparently our humans are really confused.  We are really staying at the Chattanooga Coo Choo.  Gesundheit.


Anyway, we finally did get set up at the Siberian Husky Club of America National Specialty and enjoyed a pleasant evening at the hotel.  We will end for today with these pictures:


The Herd on our drop line listening to all of our neighbors


Cheoah smells somepup interesting


Two of our many, many neighbors


  1. Three Dogs on September 30, 2009 at 9:05 am

    Oh my goodness!! It all looks like such fun!
    Why are they discriminating against that extra-large-funny-looking dog?? Very rude indeed.
    I am so jealous of all you guys are doing- it looks like a fantastic time!

  2. Cap'n Maverick on September 29, 2009 at 11:33 pm

    hope to meet ye guys Harrrrr. Yer Cap’n be looking for ye. Grooming in the tennis corts if that helps.
    Cap’n Maverick the Pirate

  3. NCMountainwoman on September 29, 2009 at 8:22 am

    What a great sight that must have been to see so many Sibes in one place! And thanks, “Chattanooga Choo-choo” will run through my mind for a while!

  4. Mochi on September 29, 2009 at 2:04 am

    I’m so jealous you get to meet all those pups! 🙂 Can’t wait to see more pics!


  5. Wild Dingo on September 29, 2009 at 12:42 am

    so what’s left of the hotel? are the walls still standing? at least?

  6. Denns the Vizsla on September 28, 2009 at 11:40 pm

    Sibe-Fest 2009! I think that little dog is thinking, “That’s the biggest cocker spaniel I have ever seen.”

  7. Audrey the Photographer Dog on September 28, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    Yay for sunshine and adventures!

  8. the Army of Four on September 28, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    This is so exciting!
    You all look so cool on the drop-line.

    Especially a certain Rooster.
    Play bows,

  9. Huffle Mawson on September 28, 2009 at 6:51 pm

    Sorry Herd, that wasn’t me. Have you forgotten I’m BLACK? I totally would have said hello.

    Huffle Mawson

  10. Clive on September 28, 2009 at 6:36 pm

    Sounds like you’re all having a great time. Loved that photo of you all on the drop-line – so well behaved too!

    Have fun!

  11. Ozzie on September 28, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    Wow! WHat an adventure! You should be so tired after all that sniffing, snootering, and scratching! I am proud of all of you guys for the pose on a string!

  12. gus, louie and callie on September 28, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    Oh what fun.. Mom wouldn’t let you chase that deer? What is up with that? You probably would get a good workout..
    The lama is too cool..

    Big Sloppy Kisses
    Gus, Louie and Callie

  13. The OP Pack on September 28, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    Well done, Rusty – you always add a touch of humor to the post. Looks like you are all enjoying yourselves. Can’t wait for more.

    Tail wags, the OP Pack

  14. Brownie on September 28, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    What great pictures! I love love love the one of you sniffing the lion statue! Priceless!

  15. Woodrow, Sweetie & MJ on September 28, 2009 at 1:13 pm

    wow – looks like a great time – cant wait to hear more about your adventure

    Woodrow – Sweetie – MJ

  16. Brice on September 28, 2009 at 1:01 pm

    OK….who got hungry and ate the “H”?

    Bricey the bottomless pit

  17. Stella on September 28, 2009 at 12:32 pm

    Pardon me, Boys, are you sure thats the Chattanooga
    Coo Choo? You just never know these days.

    Sounds like an interesting and fun time. Anxious to hear more as the week goes on. Is your hu-Dad speaking at this event?


  18. Scout and Freyja on September 28, 2009 at 12:18 pm

    This is so much fun fur our momma cuz before she moved alla’ way up here where the snow snows for MONTHS in the winter, she lived in Chattanooga and LOVED it! Be sure to go up on Lookout Mountain and go to see the Chickamauga Battle Fields!

  19. Kira on September 28, 2009 at 11:56 am

    Woooos! I can’t wait for more pictures, you are all so very lucky to be able to go!
    -Kira The BeaWootiful

  20. Khyra on September 28, 2009 at 10:14 am

    Trakhk 29…

    Glad woo made it on time…

    Mom was there some 30+ years ago…

    Tank woo fur sharing this special time fur our kind…do us proud! I know woo will!


  21. tula on September 28, 2009 at 7:56 am

    bless you! how did your hoomans get you all on a dropline AND get you to pose?? furry talented! (like to see a video of that)
    have funballs- don’t forget to listen & dance to the Chattanooga Choo Choo song while your there. luv that song…

    belly rubs to ya,

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