Cheoah Snow Slide Demonstration

We had a gorgeous day with a high of 48 F (9 C).  That was a tremendous break from our weather of the past few weeks and even The Herd seemed to enjoy the weather.  We took several walks during the day, but this particular walk was near sunset Saturday evening along the Blue Ridge Parkway.  After walking a good ways, Cheoah decided she needed to savor snow in her own special way – the Cheoah Slide:

Cheoah spots the perfect spot for a slide

Sniffing to make sure that it is perfect.

You start with a chin slide to crush the snow into your collar.

Then you slide the side of your face to make sure the ears are filled with snow.

Then, of course, you go for the alternate side of the face. Equal treatment is important.


Kodiak inspecting the form very carefully (he is a novice snow slider).

No flash is being used. Those are just crazy eyes.

After a really good slide, it is important to savor the moment.

We have achieved Cheoah Zen.

Ok - about done.

Time to stroll off into the sunset.


  1. Twinkietinydog on February 23, 2010 at 12:17 am

    Khyra likes those slides a lot too, but I didn’t know what they were called. Thank you

  2. Wild Dingo on February 22, 2010 at 3:06 am

    We LIKEY. In fact, I think Loki likies a lottie!

    He may have a new girlfriend! (If she’ll have him…)

  3. Kari on February 22, 2010 at 12:11 am

    looks to me like someone was having a good time in the sun and snow

  4. LizzyBean on February 21, 2010 at 11:51 pm

    That looks like so much fun! Excellent sliding technique!

  5. Tanuki Maxx on February 21, 2010 at 11:42 pm

    Great demonstration! Sure picked up a few tricks there!


  6. Mimi & Cabana on February 21, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    48 is a very comfortable temperature, although here, we were spoiled by some temps into the 70’s last week. HOW you can handle the herd with sliding shenanigans is beyond me! I have enough difficulty keeping the leash untangled with just one. :p

  7. Life With Dogs on February 21, 2010 at 10:39 pm

    That last pic really fits – perfect with pawprints winding off into nowhere.

    No warmups here, and snow on the way. We finally get the winter we’ve been missing!

  8. Sam on February 21, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    That’s funny. I was making Marge lay flat in the snow the other day. She didn’t mind it, but she didn’t enjoy it as much as Cheoah seems to.

  9. The_Dogfather on February 21, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    Okay….that’s way too difficult for me. Cheoah, can you demo it again? maybe this time in slow-mo?

  10. The OP Pack on February 21, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    Cheoah – did you know Ciara before she got here? We caught her doing a bit of that slide in out sleet-filled yard today.

    Woos, Phantom and Thunder

  11. Emma Rose and The Duchess on February 21, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    Well done!

    Emma Rose

  12. Sonic on February 21, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    That looks really fun! I love rubbing my face in stuff, but here all I get to rub it in is my bed, my humans’ bed, and occasionally the car seat. Snow looks way more fun!


  13. Mochi on February 21, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    Ok, got it! Now I just need some snow!


  14. Huffle Mawson on February 21, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    We will have to include snow sliding as a demonstration sport in the next Olympics!

  15. Alex on February 21, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    That looks like fun! It makes me miss the snow!

  16. Dennis the Vizsla on February 21, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    I’ll take that over The Electric Slide any day!

  17. jansfunnyfarm on February 21, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    Aaaaaah, such bliss!

  18. Biloxi and Siber-sibs on February 21, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    Furry good demo on the snow sliding. My brudder Danya does da same thing. I have not yet mastered da technique.

    Husky kisses,

  19. Houndstooth on February 21, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    Cheoah is just so pretty! Is she the only member of The Herd who snow slides? I’ve heard mention of her famous snow slide before and seen pictures and videos of it, but I’ve never noticed any of the rest doing it. It’s my second favorite thing The Herd does right after the Rooster Head Butt!

  20. Scout and Freyja on February 21, 2010 at 11:59 am

    Snow-sliding is SO FUN! We also try to make snow angels but for some reason they never turn out looking like the ones that the grandkids make – wonder why☺

  21. The Army of Four on February 21, 2010 at 11:41 am

    Ooooh! That looks like SUCH fun! I’d love to try the Cheoah Slide!

  22. Stella on February 21, 2010 at 10:31 am

    Excellent snow sliding, Cheoah! I bet you can hardly wait for summer, finding that perfect scent in the grass, and whoosh, there goes Cheoah again!


  23. Khyra on February 21, 2010 at 9:41 am

    Yes, ’twas khwite The Moment of Zen!

    I did the vertikhal version of that this week – of khourse, I khompleted it before the flashie beastie operator khould khapture it!

    I hope all of woo enjoy a special Sunday!


  24. jack a-roo & moo too on February 21, 2010 at 9:32 am

    Excellent demo! I think we need to try this out fur ourselves, whenever we finally get more snow, that is.

    jack a-roo & moo too

  25. KB on February 21, 2010 at 9:23 am

    What a great demo! Now, you need to find a hill so that Cheoah can slide down hill. When I used to backcountry telemark ski, my Lab would slide down the mountain on her belly next to me, with an occasional flip over onto her side or back. It looked like a blast!

    Wow – your weather sounds divine right now. It’s 3 deg outside so I’m procrastinating by blogging! 🙂

  26. Sam on February 21, 2010 at 7:35 am

    Hmmm… You will have to show Sam that maneuver if we ever make it to the snow!


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