Long Hikes and Sleepy Pups

As we expected, Sunday was really nice around here.  The sun was out for the most part, no rain, and the leaves are really peaking at the 4000′-5000′ altitudes.  But all of that hiking does have an effect on The Herd.


The colors looking down from over 6000′ – you can see it peaks about 1000′ lower


Natasha, Qannik and Kiska crunching through the leaves


Cheoah fighting to keep her eyes open


Natasha not even pretending

P.S. – Could you do us a huge favor?  Our buddy Captain Maverick (we introduced you just the other day) is in a costume contest and needs your support.  Please click this link and vote for Maverick.  And feel free to add the link – http://www.thedogtrainingsecret.com/blog/maverick-pirate/ – to your own blog and spread the word.  Thanks!


  1. Steve and Kat on October 13, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    I bet the falling leaves make a nice bit of padding for your feetie-feet!


  2. Norwood on October 12, 2009 at 11:38 pm

    Okay I voted for my favorite pirate.. arrrgghh he stole my rum too. So sleepy from crunchy leaves? doesn’t the cooler weather make you more energetic?? Mom says I’m nutball right now.

  3. Sparky on October 12, 2009 at 10:06 pm

    Wow, that is a BEAUTIFUL view from those mountains! Such gorgeous Autumn weather, eh? How lovely!

    I’ve voted for you, Maverick! Good luck!

    I hope you’ve all had a GRRRReat weekend,


  4. Wild Dingo on October 12, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    Do NOT wake a sleeping Queen! oh my dogs. the ramifications!

    I voted for Capt. Maverick! he’s cute in the costume!

    and if Cheoah keeps making that face at me, i will come and pup-nap her. no matter what i say about never getting another sibe (ha!), i will pup-nap her…

  5. Denns the Vizsla on October 12, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    We voted for the Cap’n and are hoping for a big win!

  6. Elizabeth & Luna on October 12, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    Aw!!! I wan’t to kiss you all over your fuzzy face 🙂

  7. Huffle Mawson on October 12, 2009 at 6:58 pm

    I have had every one in my family vote for Maverick already!

    Cheoah’s sleepy pose is very cute 🙂


  8. Brownie on October 12, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    Awwww cheoah is so cute! zzZZzz

  9. the Army of Four on October 12, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    VERY pretty colors!!! The leaves are changing here, too!
    Mom took me and Zimmie on a big long walk and we went CRAZY when we got home – zoomies like she’s never seen before. She thinks she needs us to go on more of a Thundering Herd length walk. Ha woo.

  10. gus, louie and callie on October 12, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    What beautiful scenery you have.. We would be tire to after a long hike through that..

    Big Sloppy Kisses
    Gus, Louie and Callie

  11. The OP Pack on October 12, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    And we all know what they say about a tired Siberian – is it really true?

    Tail wags, the OP Pack

  12. Mochi on October 12, 2009 at 1:04 pm

    I’m always fighting sleep…especially when I hear the flashie beast turn on!

    Thank you for sharing your fall colors! It’s so beautiful there!

    We voted for him! He’s so cute! 🙂


  13. Princess Eva on October 12, 2009 at 12:36 pm

    Queens don’t need to pretend! They can do whatever they want.

    Wait until you see what we are going to post today!

    Princess Eva

  14. Beckett on October 12, 2009 at 11:51 am

    My mom is so jealous of all those fall colors. She says they don’t happen down her in lower Babablama.

    I’m jealous of your hiking!


  15. Khyra on October 12, 2009 at 11:23 am

    I’m furry glad woo got to have a nice hike!

    Tank woo fur sharing your beaWOOtiful scenery again!

    PeeEssWoo: Mom says Chaz was sleeping with his head up on the way to PA from WV until he finally surrendered!

  16. Kira on October 12, 2009 at 9:47 am

    Woooos! Lovely hikes! I see you are cooler there than here, it is still in the 90’s… yuck…. We already voted fro the pirate! He is soo cute!
    -Kira The BeaWootiful

  17. KB on October 12, 2009 at 9:30 am

    Oh, what beautiful colors. Many more reds than we have here. Your fall colors remind me of my childhood in the east.

    I love the battle to keep the eyes open. Long hikes are so good for dog behavior, except that the effect can be short-term, especially in dogs like my R and Rusty (?).

    I promise to post about my wildlife camera. I’m about to buy another one to put out on a ‘predator’ trail in our forest so I’m very excited!

  18. Storm on October 12, 2009 at 9:13 am

    Aww Cheoah’s expression is so cute.

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