Breaking Trail in Deep Snow

Finally, YouTube cooperated and we were able to upload the video we meant to post yesterday. We went for what we thought would be a simple little walk, but it took a little more effort because we were the first people / dogs / creatures that had ventured this way after this weekend’s snowfall. We had a blast though we were all a little tired in the end.


  1. Sugar on December 25, 2009 at 12:30 pm

    Yes! Snow hunting and breaking new trail! Some of my favorite winter activities. Fabulous video, wonderful fun. Happy holidays Thundering Herd!
    Mucho luvin wags,
    (and her crazy lady)

  2. Mochi on December 24, 2009 at 10:57 pm

    Looks like they all had an awesome time!!! 🙂

    Merry Christmas!


  3. Clive on December 24, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and best wishes for 2010 …

    Clive, Murray and all the family

  4. JacksDaddy on December 24, 2009 at 7:43 pm

    Tired is good. Sleeping is better! 🙂

  5. KB on December 24, 2009 at 6:51 pm

    Those look like some very very happy Sibes! Finally, they get their powder! An early Christmas present, I think!

  6. Indy on December 24, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    Wow, so much snow! We got almost that much. It was the most snow I’ve ever seen – glorious! Happy Holidays Herd!

  7. Jeanine on December 24, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    They look sooooo happy!

  8. Stella on December 24, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    Stella and I are gonna go out in the backyard and play a little Wubba, but thats about as hard as either of us want it to get. We still have more snow coming. They are predicting a possible 16 to 18 inches in total. When I was a kid in Minniesnowda s three day blizzard wasn’t so unusual as they are now. Just three days of stay home from school glory!

    Jo and Stella

  9. The OP Pack on December 24, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    Looks like a lot of work but oh so much fun!!! We really enjoy watching Rusty. We still have rain coming down but those weather pros are stills aaying 5-8 inches of white fluff overnight. We can’t wait.

    Wishes to you and the family for a Happy Christmas and a wonderful New Year.

    Woos, Phantom and Thunder

  10. gus, louie and callie on December 24, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    Oh what fun. Looks like Dad and the photographer got a workout too…
    Send some our way we would love to play too..

    Big Sloppy Kisses
    Gus, Louie and Callie

  11. Denns the Vizsla on December 24, 2009 at 12:54 pm

    I just love how happy they look slogging through the snow! We broke a few snow trails with Tucker and Trixie back in the day when we lived in New York. Trixie liked it just as much as the Herd, but Tucker sometimes insisted on being carried through the deeper spots!

  12. Samantha on December 24, 2009 at 12:23 pm

    What a hike! I was tired after only few minutes on the trails on Tuesday. And we’ve got less snow than you do!

  13. achieve1dream on December 24, 2009 at 11:46 am

    What a workout!


  14. Canine Crusader on December 24, 2009 at 10:10 am

    That is some deep snow! I bet Dad is tired too because that takes a lot of energy! Love the video!

  15. Houndstooth on December 24, 2009 at 9:41 am

    Merry Christmas!

    I am tired just watching them plow through, but I think Bunny would have a great time keeping up with them! Lilac and Blueberry would completely revolt, however, and demand to be carried back to a ski lodge someplace!

  16. tula on December 24, 2009 at 7:04 am

    thanks for plowing a path for me! i’m right behind ya….

    whatta workout! the herd is a bunch of rockstarz!

    Merry Xmas eve,

  17. Khyra on December 24, 2009 at 2:06 am

    How fun!!!

    PeeEssWoo: Just WAIT until those WD get to Switzerland!

  18. Wild Dingo on December 24, 2009 at 1:50 am

    Your dogs are totally out of shape. No wonder they’re “tired”. Rusty and Cheoah didn’t break to hunt, the breaked to catch their dog breath! Don’t you ever exercised them? poor things… and you expect them to go walking in such conditions…

    nothing makes me happier than seeing a bunch of pantyloons looping through the deep snow. and of course, rusty, breaking his “own” trail!

    we’re insanley jealous over here in NorCal… (well, only one of us 4 is jealous… hmmm, wonder wooo?)

    wild dingo

  19. Jake and Fergi on December 24, 2009 at 1:26 am

    Merry Christmas, beautiful herd. We can’t think of a more majestic sight than that of you in the snow during the holidays. We hope your days are wonderful. And we thank you for your friendship. Looking forward to many more adventures in the new year.

    Jake and Fergi xxoo

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