Reinforcements Arrive

The Thundering Herd Annex arrived today.  Yep, Cousins Tartok and Ruby joined us in Chattanooga.  Well, not exactly joined us since they are staying INSIDE a motel room. Probably living it up in King Size beds each with lots of fluffy pillows and room service and Animal Planet 24 hours a day and everything.  But they did come hang out with us on the drop line for a while.


Tartok and Ruby sitting on the drop line.


Cheoah telling everyone – LOUDLY – that her cousins have come to visit


Natasha rolling her eyes at the extra charges – and the loud Cheoah


Tartok dreaming of his down filled pillows and the quiet room


  1. Sue on October 1, 2009 at 9:51 am

    hi dk & gang,
    we were just wondering…have you ever had a loose dog come and cause havoc with the thundering herd when they are on the drop line? i have a drop line that i tried to use when we had 8 monsters…maybe it’s a sibe thing but my decidedly non-sibes couldn’t handle being restrained in that way…they kept getting themselves tangled in the most bizarre of ways. especially the two guppies…i think they are just too darned wiggly! i love how the thundering herd are so well behaved and seem to enjoy being hooked up that way! anyway-just wondering if you have ever had an attack from a loose dog?
    kisses and scritches to all of the gang!
    sue and co.

  2. Wild Dingo on October 1, 2009 at 5:03 am

    you mean dreaming of destroying the fluffy pillows in his comfortable room. Don’t fool yourself. you’ll all be lucky if that hotel filled with sibes will be still standing after your visit! I’m betting that only some of the frame and sheetrock may still be standing.

  3. Mochi on October 1, 2009 at 2:06 am

    They just fit right in! 🙂


  4. Norwood on September 30, 2009 at 11:32 pm

    You guys know your cousins too? Roo roo! They are a bit more pampered.. mom and dad could take a hint. Oh.. my blurry photo.. you have the same problem? Mom says it happens with just one of me.. you at least have a whole pack to manage.

  5. NCMountainwoman on September 30, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    You guys certainly look like you’re having fun. I’m trying to imagine that many Sibes “announcing” all sorts of things.

  6. Steve & Kat on September 30, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    Oh yeah, you totally should stay in a hotel. We’ve only stayed in a hotel during our move from Texas to here, but it was really fun. The best part was when we were in Kansas and the only hotel Mom could find that allowed dogs was one that only had a full-size bed. So imagine Mom, Dad, Kat, and me all sleeping on that!

    Also, in our last night in a hotel, Mom was telling Dad how proud she was at us because we were doing so good at staying in hotels. I peed on the bed within a minute of her saying that.


  7. gus, louie and callie on September 30, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    You are all so sweet to hang out with the cousins.. Bet you all would of had a great time with those fluffy pillows… Maybe a sibe pillow fight?

    Big Sloppy Kisses
    Gus, Louie and Callie

  8. Huffle Mawson on September 30, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    I’m pretty sure that EIGHT of you could drag that drop line back to the hotel and you could all hang out on the king size bed and order room service yourselves. Natasha knows how to dial room service, I know she does.

    Huffle Mawson

  9. Woodrow, Sweetie & MJ on September 30, 2009 at 3:18 pm

    So great to see your cousin – and that you guys got to spend some time together

    too bad they have a motel room

    Woodrow – Sweetie – MJ

  10. Fiona and Dr. Liz on September 30, 2009 at 12:59 pm

    We wanna see pictures of you all in crates in the RV. Mom is still trying to figure out where/how you fit! (And hey… don’t knock the king size bed, fluffy pillows, room service and Animal Planet – that is my USUAL life! Except that Mom would rather watch NCIS than Animal Planet…)

    *kissey face*

  11. The OP Pack on September 30, 2009 at 11:20 am

    Natasha should be pleased with added troops – the Queen is judged by the magnitude of her kingdom:)

    Love the way Ruby is sitting in that first pic. Both she and Tartok look great.

    woos, the OP Pack

  12. the Army of Four on September 30, 2009 at 11:07 am

    That’s so cool that your cousins are there! They should invite you to their hotel room for a slumber party!

  13. Princess Eva on September 30, 2009 at 10:47 am

    Natasha can handle it. We hope that when rest of the sibe world stops to pay their respects to the queen, that they bring gifts. A box-o-bully sticks would be nice!

    Princess Eva

  14. Stella on September 30, 2009 at 10:34 am

    1. King Size Beds? Fluffy Pillows? Roooom Service? 2. A cage in an RV? 3.Under a tree?
    Lets see, which one would I pick. Uhhnn, I think I want , yes, I’m sure now, gimme DOOR NUMBER ONE!


  15. Khyra on September 30, 2009 at 10:31 am

    Oh how I wish I khould be there too!

    PeeEssWoo: It still looks like Ruby is working on those issues of fitting in 😉

  16. KB on September 30, 2009 at 10:11 am

    Poor Queen Natasha – so many tails to keep in line! And, she doesn’t even get a king bed…

    Now, that’s a lot of Sibes!

  17. Denns the Vizsla on September 30, 2009 at 9:49 am

    “And eight is enough to fill our hearts with looooooovvvveeeee ….”

  18. Brownie on September 30, 2009 at 9:21 am

    wow! the more the merrier! love the pictures!

  19. Three Dogs on September 30, 2009 at 8:58 am

    I bet you are having a great time!!

  20. MAX DOG on September 30, 2009 at 3:35 am

    Hey there guys! It looks like you guys are going to have a lot of fun!
    The more, the merrier!….is that your motto?
    Lots of licks

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