Day After the Storm

Well, the main snow event appears to be over.  That is assuming you do not count the 4-6 inches of snow that is supposed to fall Saturday night and the 1-2 inches that is supposed to fall Sunday morning.  Shrug.  That seems like flurries at this point.  But “they” are calling for sun on Monday.  Since it is the weekend, the humans have not had to worry about getting to work (though they apparently did get out on Saturday to get human food – a concern we did not have since we were well stocked in Herd food).  So we want to share some pictures from the last couple of days with you:


The view from Cataloochee Ranch Saturday afternoon – our valley


Our tree with Cataloochee Ski in the background

Walking through the field was fun – the snow was up over the humans knees.  Some day (we hear that a lot), our hu-dad plans to fence this field in.  Our hu-dad thought about that a lot today because he really wanted to see us have a large place to run and play in the snow.  Soon, he promises, soon.


Rusty and Cheoah standing in the field


How deep was it? Here are our ceramic deer and bird bath beside the driveway.


Black and White Team covered in snow


Red Team catching up


Red Team passing


Almost back to the house


  1. Mochi on December 23, 2009 at 11:46 pm

    The snow looks so awesome!

    I can’t wait to see the videos of The Herd running around once the fence is up! 🙂


  2. velcro on December 21, 2009 at 12:30 am

    wow…I bet you guys are having a fantastic time in the snow!!! that is alot of snow!!



  3. Steve & Kat on December 20, 2009 at 11:06 pm

    Do your humans have snowshoes so they can keep up with the Herd? I think you could go a lot faster in the fenced field with no human anchor!


  4. Samantha on December 20, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    That’s a lot of snow – certainly much more than we got. They seem like a pack of happy campers out there.

    I say yes to fencing the field! I think they would have so much fun!

  5. Paco,Milo & Maya on December 20, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    You’re in heaven guys!!!!!
    Pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeee…..can we come over there????
    You got tons of snow!!!!!!
    You’re soooooooo lucky!!!!!
    Your pics are Great and we loved to see you walking in the snow….
    Your team is SUPER!!!!!!
    Enjoy your snow dear friends!!!!
    HAve a wonderful week!!
    We love youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!!!!
    Kisses and licks!!!!!!

  6. achieve1dream on December 20, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    Nice pictures! Looks like so much fun. I would definitely be harassing your dad to get a yard fenced in that pretty field. What fun!


  7. Clive on December 20, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    Great snow! You must all be enjoying it so much.

    love and woofs

  8. norwood on December 20, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    oh.. i used cooking spray vs. my mittens today. worked out well. hmmm i don’t like the shhssshhh sound of the spray but i’ll get over it.

  9. norwood on December 20, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    hi TTH
    Ah yes.. off leash is so much easier on my human. We don’t have a yard either… hence she carries hot dogs on her all the time. We found a nice safe area for off leash moments. A simple walk doesn’t do it for me. A run maybe.. but I need to zoom around.

    I love your trails… how many miles do you walk/hike a week

  10. Suka on December 20, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    SNOW! I am SO there! Well, in Spirit at least! Right now, I just have to live vicariously through you. I have neither snow nor cold, so looking at all your beautiful snowy-filled photos, and watching your Snow Walk video, brings peace to my Malamute heart! Thank you for sharing! And tell your hu-dad to get that fence up! You pups need your big open field to run and play, especially on these amazing snowy days!


  11. Jeanine on December 20, 2009 at 12:15 pm

    We put ours on horse leashes up to 30 feet long for them to run around! Beautiful snow! I’m so jealous! 74* here today!

  12. gus, louie and callie on December 20, 2009 at 10:49 am

    Oh how beautiful. The herd has to be in heaven.. Let it snow, let it snow… Wish we got some of that fluffy stuff…

    Big Sloppy Kisses
    Gus, Louie and Callie

  13. The OP Pack on December 20, 2009 at 9:53 am

    Your birdbath looks like some sort of super-sized mushroom cap there!!! And yes, get that fence in, imagine the fun you all could have then.

    Ha roos from the snow-less OP Pack

  14. Wild Dingo on December 20, 2009 at 9:48 am

    Dude, call my fence guy Mario. He’ll come put in cheep deer fence for around your property so they can run. I know, I know, totally NOT herd escape prevention, but if you use it for supervising off leash… it doesn’t have to be full proof.

    oh i don’t know if my guy Mario travels that out of Santa Cruz mountains…

    sigh. get that fence in! (don’t make me come over there and rescue them from their leashes.) your six totally deserve it! ya maaaaan! 🙂
    wild dingo

  15. KB on December 20, 2009 at 9:45 am

    I think that your hu-dad should start fencing today! Then, you’d have a big play area tomorrow 🙂

    I must say that it looked like you had a blast going for a walk as a herd. That’s a lot of snow to plow through. Ask your Hu-dad to buy you some snowshoes. It makes deep snow much easier!

    Have fun today!!!!

  16. lolasmiles on December 20, 2009 at 9:22 am

    Dudes! For sure you guys are loving all of this!? Where are the sleds?? WOOOOO!

  17. Turbo on December 20, 2009 at 9:22 am

    Woo are all very luck. We didn’t have much snow, but I am thankful that we good some. And happy that all of woo got more!

  18. tula on December 20, 2009 at 8:48 am

    aroo t-herd! gorgeous photos of your snowy sites..u could just get lost in all the snowball fun! luv the little pointy ear headshots in the last photos!

    let it snow.more!

    safe travels to work tomorrow. our snow started late after midnight when it was suppose to begin at 4pm. still snowing pretty good. hope it keeps coming down!

  19. Jack on December 20, 2009 at 8:25 am

    Woo-hoo! Ours is falling right now! 15 inches and counting….

    a-roos to yous,
    jack a-roo

  20. Bentley on December 20, 2009 at 8:13 am

    Oh, hope that fence will happen for you. What fun it would be for you to run in the snow. Even so, loved seeing the picture of you with the snow on your backs. You are all so well insulated!


  21. Denns the Vizsla on December 20, 2009 at 1:51 am

    I can hardly see your house under all that snow — you must be having a blast! 😀

  22. Khyra on December 20, 2009 at 1:20 am

    I tried to bekhome one with The White on Saturday!

    PeeEssWoo: What did The Bread Robber Baroness think of it?

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