Foggy Saturday Work

Saturday was supposed to start foggy and then clear off for a sunny and warm afternoon.  So much for what “they” say.  The fog never burned off for us and actually got thicker during the course of the day, except for when we drove into the valley to pick up some supplies.  As you can see below, we can not even see Cataloochee Ski or the mountains that we normally see:

Our favorite tree is almost hidden in the fog

In one way, that worked out.  We needed to do some work on a fence line (not one of the dog fence’s – those are very secure), so we parked the Jeep with all of the tools and went to work.  The dogs were out on their picket line and thoroughly enjoyed watching the humans work.

The Herd enjoyed watching the humans work - that is the purpose of a "working" breed, right?

Qannik watching while Natasha and Kiska sniff the wind.

Cheoah, Kodiak and Rusty waiting for some more hiking time

P.S. – The harnesses the dogs are wearing are their seat belts, not their pulling harnesses.  We have been asked before when readers see the harnesses on.


  1. Mochi on January 27, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    The fog looks so cool, but I would hate to drive in it! When I first looked at the pic of the black and white team, I thought Natasha and Kiska were howling!


  2. Sagira on January 25, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    Loving the fog and tree photo!

  3. Sierra Rose on January 25, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    Oh yeah!!! Love that!

    Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
    Sierra Rose

  4. Wild Dingo on January 25, 2010 at 3:02 am

    Wow! that tree is awesome. Why do I feel like calling “Heathcliff?”

    When I first moved to Santa Cruz mountains to live with my hubby, I was so bummed out with the fog. I was a bike rider and racer then and I had to always train in the fog and found it creepy. Then when we moved up further into the mountains when i woke up to the fog, i found it so beautiful. I could see it sit in the middle of the trees and move or sometimes i could see the sun above it. I love the fog now.

  5. Life With Dogs on January 25, 2010 at 12:55 am

    I actually love foggy days – as long as I don’t have to drive. No idea why, but that’s another discussion. But I lose the long views in your pics, and I love them – so please go ahead and clear it out… 😉

  6. Velcro on January 25, 2010 at 12:20 am

    fog is so nice….mom and I love fog! It means it isn’t hot outside!



  7. Suka on January 24, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    Great photos! That fog is very cool! I just had five days of heavy fog and I loved it. And I am impressed at your pups for being so good watching your humans work! I would have been chewing at my leash to get away and run around in the fog! You are good doggies!

    By the way, what were you smelling in the air? Some lost bunnies heading your way? :->


  8. Sonic on January 24, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    Wow! I’ve never really seen fog before. It’s kinda scary! Were you guys scared and stuff? Naw… you’re all too big and tough for that.


  9. The Army of Four on January 24, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    Fog gets old real fast, doesn’t it? Looks cool in the photos, though. You guys should do some howling, just to freak people out. We like doing that.
    Play bows,

  10. norwood on January 24, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    You’re gonna have to howl.. so I can find my way over. I can’t see u to blog.

  11. Fiona on January 24, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    I have a seatbelt harness just like that! I am very impressed with how you guys “work”. Supervising is work, and if what I have read from Mom’s business school books is true, supervisors get paid more than the actual laborers. No dummies you! BTW, here is the link for the snowball maker: Given that Mom and Dad should own a part of the company by now, yes this is where they got it. And yes, they love it, because it makes perfectly round snowballs, even with our light fluffy snow.

    *kissey face*

  12. The OP Pack on January 24, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    That shot with the tree is a very eerie look. We guess all the fog that was here for over a week made its way to you. Hope you all got to rest on Sunday after such a hard day as the working breed.

    Woos, Phantom and Thunder

  13. Clive on January 24, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    Great foggy photos!

    We’ve had really heavy fog for the past two days too – we love lying in bed at night listening to the fog horns!

    take care

  14. Twinkietinydog on January 24, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    It doesn’t look like this fog lifted. I like the vests. I’m having many discussions with Mother and other furiends about the value of buckling us down.

  15. M.T. on January 24, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    Wow, that’s some fog!

  16. Dennis the Vizsla on January 24, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    Dogs in the dense fog staring up into the sky is unsettlingly like something you might encounter in a Stephen King novel …

  17. jack a-roo on January 24, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    Woo had a Foggy Mountain Breakdown, eh? Ha-roo roo roo!

    a-roos to yous,
    jaack a-roo & maybe Moo too

  18. Stella on January 24, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    I’m glad you have the pups on the line, then you will not wind up singing Capt. Kangaroos old song, I Lost My Dog in the Fog.


  19. KB on January 24, 2010 at 10:39 am

    I love the foggy photos, especially with the dogs’ noses in the air. Yes, working breeds are supposed to supervise the work of their humans – you didn’t know that?

  20. Houndstooth on January 24, 2010 at 9:53 am

    It was foggy like that here yesterday, too! It looks like you have some very good supervisors, there!

  21. Wimsey on January 24, 2010 at 9:26 am

    Very good supervisory shots of you. Though sitting so calmly letting them work should never happen. More mayhem!

  22. Sam on January 24, 2010 at 9:17 am

    I’m always impressed with dogs who can settle on a picket line. A friend of mine on a forum does it with three of her dogs (all Northern-ish mixes), so it’s extra cool to see DOUBLE that number all chilling out.

    People may call you Northern breeds stubborn or independent.. but I seriously doubt you could get 6 Labradors to all sit still like that! 😛 Kudos to you and the dogs.

  23. Khyra on January 24, 2010 at 8:19 am

    How mysterious and spooky!

    I love the sniff the wind shot fur that is one of my favourite outdoor akhtivities –

    Khyra & Khousin Merdie
    PeeEssWoo: There is nevFUR a battle fur stuffies here since I’m not a stuffie kind of Sibe BUT there is one bone we tend to take turns with as in ‘woo leave it, woo lose it’

  24. Martha and Bailey on January 24, 2010 at 5:51 am

    Oh those make for spooky pictures! We thought you might like this link
    Aviemore is not far from us and it was the first time in 25 years they had snow for the event – we thought you guys would appreciate the importance of that.
    Have a nice weekend.
    Martha & bailey xx

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