Speed Walking

Another one of those 24 hours periods where we have all types of weather – snow, rain, freezing rain, ice, sleet, and freezing fog.  Makes for some very crunchy snow – not the fun powdery stuff.  Oh well, it did look pretty first thing this morning:

Before the plow

After the snow plow got to our road, we went for a walk.  The weather was still all the nasty stuff, so we were walking pretty fast.  Well, the black and white team was.  The red team was dawdling.

Hey - B&W Team! Wait up for us redheads!

We are catching up with them.

Queen Natasha believes she should always set the pace


  1. Ben on February 1, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    My momma would be settin’ world record pace if we had to walk in that – bet she could keep up with the Queen. Well as long as the Queen was only speed walkin’.

  2. Amber on February 1, 2010 at 10:08 am

    Hi Thundering Herd….you are quite a herd indeed! 🙂 My Mom wants me to tell you she likes that name seeing as how she is from WV and all. Are you Marshall football fans? 😉 Anyway, thanks for the Musher’s Secret suggestion but my problem doesn’t seem to be my actual paw pads. The trouble area seems to be where my nails meet my skin….maybe the snow is pushing it up…I don’t know. It has been a bit better lately with boots but yesterday one boot kept flying off so Mom took them off. My paws did fairly well yesterday even though the snow was a little bit crunchy. Have a grrreat week!


  3. Keisha on January 31, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    What fun! I wish I was wit u. 🙂

  4. Mochi on January 31, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    Sorry about the nasty weather, but it looks so beautiful!

    Oh yes, the Queen should always set the pace! 🙂


  5. Twinkietinydog on January 31, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    Did you ever catch up to the negatives? BOL I’m just embellishing on your comment. 🙂 Gorgeous scenery.

  6. Life With Dogs on January 31, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    We’ve been fortunate this year to avoid such weather, but it’s not unusual to see some of it almost every year. I know your dogs are hardy, but I’m wondering if crunchy, icy snow bothers them. Even our Labs don’t dig it.

  7. The Army of Four on January 31, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    Storm always sets the pace for us. She said it’s the alpha’s right!
    Play bows,

  8. Siku Marie, the White Dog on January 31, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    Wow! You guys certanly DID get a smorgesbord of weather! Glad a walk at least came of it. Me? I would want a quick one then back inside to the warm blankies and a treat!

  9. Sammie on January 31, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    How absolutely beautiful before the plow!!! But you guys are so gorgeous on the road with or without road snowless!
    Big Hugs xo

  10. Clive on January 31, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    That looks like a cold morning!

    Don’t blame you walking quickly!

  11. Sam on January 31, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    Eek. It looks horribly cold and bone chillingly damp out there. Braver than I would be, going for a walk in that!

  12. Paco,Milo & Maya on January 31, 2010 at 5:31 pm

    Awwwww queen Natasha…you look sooooooo beautiful..and we love your smile!!!!
    What a bad weather you’re having guys!!!!
    Here it’s very very very cold and foggy too!!!!!
    Our humans hate cold but….we love it!!!!!
    Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm……can we come over there and walk with you???
    Have a great weekend!!!!
    Kisses and licks

  13. Huffle Mawson on January 31, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    Whatever you say, Queen Natasha.

  14. jack a-roo on January 31, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    OF course the Queen should set the pace…that’s just how it’s done! Very moody photos – looks quiet with all that hazy foggy blurry stuff going on.

    a-roos to yous,
    jack a-roo & moo too

  15. JacksDaddy on January 31, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    It may be nasty, but it looks wonderful!!

  16. Dennis the Vizsla on January 31, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    Natasha has decided to take the “lead” part of “lead, follow, or get out of the way”.

  17. jansfunnyfarm on January 31, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    Hmmm, our Buddy sets the pace here.

  18. Biloxi and Siber-sibs on January 31, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    At least woo has snow and slush to walk in. We don’t gots any of that. Jest dry land and sunshine. Maw takes each of us fur a walk separately, so we each set a different pace fur Maw. She needs to keep up wid me faster.

    Husky kisses,

  19. Huskys Rule on January 31, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    Hail to the Queen.

  20. Martha and Bailey on January 31, 2010 at 11:49 am

    Bailey decides how fast we walk – best not to argue – it looks so lovely but, like Scotland, cold!

  21. KB on January 31, 2010 at 10:40 am

    It’s amazing how dogs can get us to venture out into the yuckiest of weather. I love that the Queen needs to lead the way. When our dogs are on leashes, R barks continuously if he’s not in front. We’re trying really hard not to let him train us!

  22. The OP Pack on January 31, 2010 at 10:18 am

    Looks a lot like what we had a few weeks ago. We can pass on all that is not SNOW – that freezing fog is awful. And of course the Queen sets the pace, that’s why she is Queen.

    Woos, Phantom and Thunder

  23. Emma Rose and The Duchess on January 31, 2010 at 10:14 am

    That’s why the Queen has “followers”, because SHE is in front 🙂
    We envy your snow but not your ice 🙁

    Emma Rose

  24. Houndstooth on January 31, 2010 at 9:08 am

    Of course the Queen should always set the pace!


  25. Steve & Kat on January 31, 2010 at 8:44 am

    I believe I should always set the pace too. It’s a girl’s job! Unfortunately, I haven’t had any snow this year to set the pace in!


  26. Sonic on January 31, 2010 at 3:26 am

    That looks SOOOOO cold! No wonder you guys are walking quickly!


  27. Wild Dingo on January 31, 2010 at 1:44 am

    I agree with Khyra…no reason to argue with a QUEEN!
    nice smile queeny!
    wild dingo

  28. Khyra on January 31, 2010 at 1:17 am

    …and I see no reason whatsoevFUR to argue with The QN!

    PeeEssWoo: I’m seriously bummed…I had about fifty flurries here…and that is IT!

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