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We have shared with you before The Herd’s fascination with really big dogs – you know, that breed called “horses.” We were out for a walk and one of those big dogs came walking right past us with a human on its back. The dogs were awe struck:
Qannik, Natasha and Kiska (and horse hooves in upper section of picture)
Kodiak joins them – “Did you see that???”
And why do we only have horse hooves in the pictures and not the entire horse and rider? Errrrrr, photographer error. We will work on that.
Special thanks to our pals over at Life with Big Dogs for selecting us as their blog of the week. We are really honored. Course, they will probably take away the recognition now that they know that our hu-dad is unable to get an animal the size of a horse in a picture.
Once again, we need to ask everyone to think of a pup who needs some special thoughts. Tori was just settling into her new home with Jack and had to have an emergency operation. Please think of them today.
And Queen Meeshka has issued a Royal Edict that no one else may become sick or injured. We have had enough and are still thinking of our pals Juno, Tehya, Max, and . . . – Oh, everyone just get well!
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Well… that is one big paw! And after all, best part of pitcher was tooken… and that is the you! 🙂
Fank you for all ways rememberin all who need prayers. And fank you for all many times you check up on the me!
wif love from the Luke
oh! and here I was thinking that they were just big doggies!! I like them too
We have never met R big horsie-bruthers Charlie & Bud cuz we R not allowed at the barn. But we see lotz of pics of mommy & daddy riding them.
-da boyz, Cosmos & Juneau-
Never really seen a horse! The biggest thing i’ve seen is probably a Great Dane.
Will be thinking of our furfriends and sending good vibes and thoughts plus prayers, their way! Kongrats on your award!
Those big dogs are VERY intriguing! I love seeing them too. We will definitely be praying for Tori. Congrats on the award.:)
We sometimes see big dogs like that at the park. And Storm said there were dogs like that at Ft. Riley! She used to stalk them like a Border Collie stalking sheeps!
Our Golden Girls encountered horses for the first time while we were hiking one of the trails in DuPont Forest. They both sat down in awe of the giant beasts. To further complicate things, one of the riders was holding a little dog. I wish I had captured the expression on our dogs.
Horse hoofs are fine.. Did you bark at that big pup?
We sure hope to hear no more bad news either. To many blogger buds are sick..
Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie
Yes, everyone get well NOW!
Woohoo, I see those big dogs on the beaches sometimes. They are FAST!!!
Thanks for posting my sis Tori’s pic & plight. We’re keeping paws crossed she stays stitched together and don’t spring no more leaks.
a-roos to yous,
Yes those big dogs are quite fasinating! Luna will be meeting one for the first time next week!!
Yeah, time to beat the photographer! Mom says that she’ll seek out some more Big Dogs for me, AND she’ll have the camera. We’ll see if that actually happens… Mom also says that she has a picture of a biped riding a Big Dog while walking a normal dog (but has she posted it? of course not…). Here’s to photos of us and Big Dogs in the Same Photo!!!
Good snooter work on snooting out the BIG doogies! I have only snootered out a LITTLE big doogie (a deer)…. …..Will go over with some get well wishes.
Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
I just KNOW we’ll see the khomplete big dog pakhkage khwite soon!
No more sikhk furiends PERIOD!
Exactly. Everyone must stay well from now on!
I don’t know how Jack would react around a horse. I think he might try to play with it!
I have never met a big dog before!
Congrats on being selected blog of the week! 🙂
I’m keeping my paws crossed for Tori and all of our friends that need it.
We have stables very near our house and we are both fascinated with horses! Of course the best thing about horses in the lovely stuff they leave behind – no poop scoops for them! There is absolutely nothing like a good roll in nice fresh…………
Congrats on your blog of the week – well deserved xx
Now this is a dictatorial fiat that I can support!
We have never seen cows or horses, just those noisy mini-donkeys. But from the way you are all reacting, we think it is time for us to meet the really big dogs too.
Yes, the list is way too long, let’s all use the power of the paw to get it down to zero.
woos, the OP Pack
We spend time with each of our young dogs teaching them to be well-behaved around horses. We don’t want them to cause a rider to be thrown. But, R was the funniest when he learned. We went for a hike with a horse-back riding person. R completely relaxed and seemed to think that having a horse join the pack was perfectly normal. He even did well when the horse galloped in big circles around in a meadow with R loose. That was, until the rider climbed off the horse. Then, R had a hysterical barking fit and was terrified. We believe that he had *no* idea that there was a person up there… He thought that the horse and person were one being. It was very funny!
Don’t worry, he’s over it now!
Wooos! I know Horses are so big and cool too, I like watching cows too, and pelicans, and egrets, and bears……
I will try to obey Queen Natasha’s edict!
-Kira The BeaWootiful
Qannik’s the man! He’s totally ready to pounce! and um, until we see pix of those big horses, we won’t believe that you actually saw them…