Funny Signs

Our friend Max sometimes shows us signs from South Africa.  So, we thought we would share a few signs we have seen in our county.  All of these are within a few miles of our house.


Not your ordinary curve ahead.  Trust us on this one.


Wouldn’t it be easier just to say “Don’t Walk Here”?


For those of you who rely on your GPS

That last one is on a road that is steep, unpaved, and requires four wheel drive on a dry day.  But it is the “shortest” route to the ski resort.  We do the road every now and then, but only in the Jeep.  We did it this past weekend and got the following reaction:


Kodiak – Are you nuts?

Kiska – I can’t look.


And now a good sign.  We received the following email from our good friends at Sarge’s Animal Rescue Foundation, the local all breed rescue that is working hard in our county (and helped bring Qannik and Cheoah to The Herd and Ruby to The Herd Annex):

Year to date, Sarge’s efforts have rescued nearly 700 dogs and cats through Foster Care and by transporting them to Breed Rescue Groups and out-of-state adoption centers. Last year Sarge’s rescued over 900 animals and all signs point to us exceeding that number this year. And that, together with the efforts of our friends at the Haywood County Animal Control facility, means that about 55% of the animals taken into the County facility will leave there alive this year, up from about 20% just a few years ago.

Dogs and cats are being saved today that simply would not have had a chance a few years ago.  Congratulations to our friends at Sarge’s and continued support from The Herd to make even more progress next year.


And from all of us – please support your local rescue!


  1. Jack & Tori on November 19, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    LOVE the signs! My peeps collect pictures of interesting ones too. And I LOVE those kinda big big dogs too! I see them on the beach sometimes, and I try to get them to play with me. They’re not interested.
    Nice shout-out for Sarges, they sound like wonderful peeps!

    just jack

  2. Samantha on November 18, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    That is super wonderful – 700 rescued and saved animals is absolutely pawesome! What a terrific job you are doing. The area where you live (and drive) seems extremely dangerous hehee! Thanks for sharing some of those signs – the bicyclist does not look good there.
    Hugs xo

  3. Stella on November 18, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    Good signs, Herd! That is good for a laugh!

    Hooray for Sarge’s Rescue. They are people who know just how to do it and I am sure they are grateful for people like DK who help them!


  4. Biloxi and Siber sibs on November 18, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    Paws UP for Sarge’s Animal Rescue!
    And woo do have sum furry funny signs.

    Husky kisses,

  5. gus, louie and callie on November 18, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    OH no those are some dangerous curves. We would hide our heads too..

    Big Sloppy Kisses
    Gus, Louie and Callie

  6. Huffle Mawson on November 18, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    The man falling off his bike in the first photo is hilarious! Good job on supporting Sarge’s too.

    Huffle Mawson

  7. Wild Dingo on November 18, 2009 at 2:55 pm

    oh gosh, now i have to go photograh the “turn around now” “we mean it” “we have guns” signs up in our area… it’s always fun when riders see those.

    too funny. GPS can be so stupid sometimes… Once i was out bike riding with a friend who wanted to show me the house she just bought but was confused where she was so she whipped out her GPS. 10 minutes later, nothing… two ladies walked by. I asked them where the street was. It was 45 seconds away from where we were standing. Yup… I’ll take asking for directions any day over GPS (and I worked in digital mapping for several years! how about THAT?)

    wild dingo

  8. MAX DOG on November 18, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    It’s wonderful to laugh at ourselves, isn’t it!?
    Thanks for the mention and thank you too for all your kind, loving and wonderful uplifting comments.

  9. Mochi on November 18, 2009 at 12:41 pm

    Great signs!

    The GPS sign made mom laugh. They rely on their GPS when they travel to the mainland. The GPS got them a little lost on their way to the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary and they ended up on a narrow dirt road. Mom called and they told her not to follow the GPS since it usually gets people lost. Maybe they need to put up one of those signs.

    I agree with Kiska and Kodiak! Bumpy car rides don’t agree with me!


  10. Khyra on November 18, 2009 at 11:15 am

    Tank woo fur sharing!

    Sometimes not looking is the best option!

    PeeEssWoo: We bought part of Sarge’s Van yesterday!

  11. Denns the Vizsla on November 18, 2009 at 10:56 am

    I wonder how many people ignore the GPS sign and keep going anyway …

  12. Martha & Bailey on November 18, 2009 at 10:50 am

    Sometimes you do wonder who thinks these signs up! We have quite a few bizarre ones in Scotland too.
    We agree everyone should support their local rescues – especially in the current economic climate!

  13. Jake and Fergi on November 18, 2009 at 10:49 am

    Isn’t it great that dogs can read?! Think of all the fun (and adventure) we’d miss out on if we couldn’t.

    Major Huge Kudo’s to Sarge’s rescue efforts. We are behind rescue all the way!!!!

    Happy adventures,
    Jake and Fergi xxoo

  14. Princess Eva on November 18, 2009 at 10:18 am

    We love the ski area sign. Sadly Momma depends on her GPS way too often.

    We got the email from Sarge’s too and was happy to see that they got a new van!

    Princess Eva

  15. the Army of Four on November 18, 2009 at 9:43 am

    Ha roo! Those are great signs! Especially the one for Sarge’s!
    Play bows,

  16. Jeanine on November 18, 2009 at 8:56 am

    Buddy is a pound rescue. He has come out of his shell big time!! And other then the sniffles, he is perfect. We call him our stuffed animal because he is so freakin’ soft!!! Yea for Sarge’s!!

  17. KB on November 18, 2009 at 8:15 am

    I love the first sign that appears to say that bicycles will become airborne and fly into outer space! But, I suppose they actually meant to draw a motorcycle…

    And the steep and icy trail one made me smile too!

    I’ve seen where GPS directions will take people. We saw a rental sedan well into the journey on a class 4 4wd road last year. Their GPS told them it was the shortest route. Crazy…

    Glad to hear about Sarge’s!

  18. Norwood on November 18, 2009 at 6:51 am

    Wow 700 saved already! That is the best sign ever! The Cataloochee sign should say only passable by sibe packs. PS I like the name of your choir.

  19. Teddy Bear on November 18, 2009 at 4:05 am

    Those are REALLY funny signs. We’ve never seen anything like it. Sarge’s is doing a pawesome job. Please thank them for us.

    Teddy Bear

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