The Otter Strikes Again

For those of you who do not remember this detail, Cheoah’s name means Otter in Cherokee.  If you don’t remember the story of how Cheoah got her name, you can go here to read it.  Go ahead.  We will wait for you to come back.

Otter could not be a more appropriate name because of her incredible fondness for water.  Since the weather was a little warm here this weekend, she decided she needed to cool off a little.  Here is the result:


Hey, Dad, I washed the window for you


Even mopped the floor


Might need a little help mopping up the excess water though.


Oh, and Kodiak would like the water bucket refilled.


Update – 9 a.m. – Our deepest condolences to the humans of Dakota Moon Twenty.  Despite all of the love a human has to offer, Dakota was called North of the Rainbow Bridge last night.  We share your pain.

Snow January 2009 006

September 13, 1999 – November 16, 2009


  1. Denns the Vizsla on November 17, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    Just wanted to let you know, you are 100% correct about the VideoPress plugin that I use! 🙂

  2. Maxx on November 17, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    Dat’s a very interesting story about your name, Cheoah! Thanks for sharing,
    and great job on helping with the windows and floor cleaning. I do that to the human daddy’s car windows…but he thinks i still need more practice!!


  3. The OP Pack on November 17, 2009 at 5:23 pm

    So what’s a little excess water? Just be thankful it isn’t mud!

    Sadness here too at the loss of sweet Dakota.

    Woos, the OP Pack

  4. Huffle Mawson on November 17, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    My great-aunt Maxine would have had great fun playing in the water with Cheoah. We were sorry to hear about Dakota too.

    Huffle Mawson

  5. the Army of Four on November 17, 2009 at 2:59 pm

    Great work, Choeah!
    Tail wags,
    PS: We were so sorry to hear about Dakota!

  6. JacksDaddy on November 17, 2009 at 2:14 pm

    Jack, the lab puppy, does the same trick at the dog park. Fortunately, he doesn’t do it at home and the people at the dog park think it’s cute!

  7. Mochi on November 17, 2009 at 1:05 pm

    I’m with Wild Dingo! I hate the water!

    I’m so sorry to hear about Dakota.


  8. Wild Dingo on November 17, 2009 at 12:18 pm

    Sibes who like water… I’ll never understand it.
    yes, we’re deeply sorry to lose such a gorgeous sibe in our little world. Though I didn’t know Dakota, its hard not to see how beautiful and sweet she was.
    wild dingo

  9. Khyra on November 17, 2009 at 11:45 am

    What a great post!

    Once again, The Herd was able to help our sadness fur Dakota’s passing by making us smile one of THOSE smiles!

    We feel furry lukhky to have met Dakota several weeks ago –

    She’ll be furry missed but we all know she lives on ‘here’ with us!


  10. Denns the Vizsla on November 17, 2009 at 10:53 am

    hello thunderingherd its dennis the vizsla dog hay for sum reezon evry time dada seez the naym otter he starts to giggul and tawk abowt sumthing calld animal howse witch i gess must be sum sort of disnee moovee abowt kyoot dogs and kitties and birds or sumthing!!! ok bye

  11. Steve & Kat on November 17, 2009 at 10:16 am

    That’s why Mom won’t put more than one inch of water into my bowl at once. Too many puddles.


  12. KB on November 17, 2009 at 9:00 am

    I think that Cheoah is part Labrador! Trying to hop into the water bowl, and slopping water everywhere, is a famous Labrador trick. Particularly a Labrador Puppy trick!

    I love that Cheoah’s name accidentally is “otter”. Perfect.

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