The Answers

You can tell the holiday season is getting closer.  Our neighbor, Cataloochee Ski, was really hopping.  As we were out for our morning walk, we enjoyed watching the skiers having fun:


And when we got back from our walk, we really enjoyed reading the guesses of who was who in yesterday’s contest. Our humans laugh, because the only view of us they have when we are out hiking is this, so it pretty easy for them to know who is who from this angle:


So thanks for all of your great guesses.  Here are the official answers:

#1 – Kodiak
#2 – Kiska
#6 – Qannik

Congratulations to everyone who guessed correctly (and to those who didn’t, but played and had fun anyway).  Maybe next time we should do noses.  We could call it “Pick The Herd’s Noses.”  What do you think?



  1. Steve & Kat on December 14, 2009 at 2:52 pm

    I think “Guess the Noses” would be harder than guess the rear views.


  2. Mochi on December 14, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    I’m bummed that I missed out on the game, but I got Rusty and Cheoah mixed up anyway. 🙂


  3. Amanda on December 14, 2009 at 9:25 am

    My human and I were discussing your lack of snow problem. Maybe if you learned to ski they would let you go play in their snow…

  4. Jack on December 14, 2009 at 12:41 am

    hey, why not? It would be an end-to end guessing game!

    a-roos to yous,’jack a-roo

  5. Samantha on December 13, 2009 at 11:03 pm

    Drat – missed the guessing game!!! Love the ski pix – my momma and daddy wish they were there heheeh! We died laughing over your funny commenting on our latest post – you are very punny pups!!!
    Hugs xo

  6. Life With Dogs on December 13, 2009 at 11:03 pm

    I am going to have to commit these views to memory for the next quiz. I bet I’ll look funny studying with flash cards…

  7. Norwood on December 13, 2009 at 10:40 pm

    Haha I love love love the contest! and feel quite honored to be apart of this event. Mom laughed about the noodleloons.. So tell me.. are they jodhpurs or pantyloons? My favorite herd tail feathers.. the cockadoodloons..rusty the rooster gets my vote.

    Neat view of the ski hill.

  8. The OP Pack on December 13, 2009 at 6:15 pm

    We guessed them right but we think picking might be a lot more difficult (and messy). Nice to see the ski business kicking in down there.

    Woos, TD and Phantom

  9. Huffle Mawson on December 13, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    Well, I didn’t get them all right. But that’s okay.

    Huffle Mawson

  10. Biloxi and Siber-sibs on December 13, 2009 at 4:34 pm

    Dang! We missed da contest! Oh well! Maw was laughin’ at dem pics. She quotes, “If’n woo ain’t da lead dog, da scenery doesn’t change.” What she mean by dat?
    Husky kisses,

  11. Stella on December 13, 2009 at 11:09 am

    We got it! Yay, because we hardly ever get anything like this and would NEVER get noses, ever.

    So, whats the prize? Its a contest, must be a prize, right?

    Stella & Jo

  12. KB on December 13, 2009 at 9:48 am

    Dang, I got only two… It must have been hysterical to you to hear our funny guesses.

    My first two dogs were littermates and almost identical twins. One day, I switched their red and blue collars. My husband spent the first half of our hike flummoxed by the lack of response by each individual dog to his name. Then, it dawned on him… I’ve been laughing about it for 20 years!

    Funny thing was, if you closed your eyes and stroked their ears, you could absolutely tell them apart every single time. Their ear silkiness was very different.

  13. achieve1dream on December 13, 2009 at 9:21 am

    I only got Kodiak and Rusty mixed up! I thought Rusty was the darker one lol, but now I know better. I’d say I did pretty good. 🙂 Yep, let’s do noses. Since I have a heads up I’ll start studying them now. 😉

  14. Wild Dingo on December 13, 2009 at 2:49 am

    OMDog, can we pick your noses?

    I pick Loki’s eye boogers every day. He’ll only let me do it if he gets to eat them though. if he sees the kleenex, he goes running. sick sick sick dog. you want him?

    wild dingo

  15. Denns the Vizsla on December 13, 2009 at 1:39 am

    hello thundering herd its dennis the vizsla dog hay i wil pik yore noses!!! but only if i git to eet it!!!! ha ha no i am just kidding that is gross but tucker wil do it he eets ennything!!! ok bye

  16. Sparky on December 13, 2009 at 1:35 am

    Thundering Herd!

    OMDog, You live my a ski hill? No way! You must get tons of snow! I am so jealous. Maybe send a little over here to me?…


  17. Khyra on December 13, 2009 at 1:25 am

    Are we talking boogers?


  18. Holly and Khady on December 13, 2009 at 1:13 am

    Darn it!! I missed the game! And, what a fun one it looks like it was! Love the butt shots! Those are funny!

    Holly and Khady

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