Waking up to Saturday


Oh. Hey. Napping here. Is it Saturday already?


Hiking time?


Waiting here in the Jeep. Let's go!


Yes, it is Saturday and The Herd is ready for a weekend of the outdoors.  The weather here is a little iffy with rain, but much warmer temperatures, so we will be outside virtually the whole time.  We can smell spring approaching!

For those of you who are not on The Thundering Herd Fan Page on Facebook (because, amazingly, you apparently do not need to have up to the minute news on The Herd), you may have missed a great news article about the Iditarod that we linked to.  We will quote a section:

Karen Ramstead’s . . . Siberian Huskies are some of the most beautiful dogs at McGrath and anywhere along the Iditarod Trail. As villagers stopped by the checkpoint, they all gravitated toward her team to admire her handsome team. Handsome is as handsome does is a proverb meaning character and behavior are more important than appearance. It seems though with Karen’s dogs, they have it all – good looks, strong character and stellar behavior.

What a spectacular tribute to a very special lady.  Karen and and the Siberian Huskies of North Wapiti, we are very sorry that you had to make the decision to drop out of the Iditarod.  But, as always, we salute the tremendous effort and look forward to seeing you and the Pretty Sled Dogs again.  You are one heck of an inspiration!


  1. Elmo & Mouse on March 15, 2010 at 6:14 pm

    So good to see your blog Quannik. We thought your hu-dad forgot about you since you’ve been so quiet….

  2. Mochi on March 14, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    I’m sure you pups had an awesome adventure yesterday! I’m resting after having a cute visitor this weekend! I love your eyes Qannik! 🙂


  3. Wild Dingo on March 14, 2010 at 12:55 am

    I just LOVE Snowflake’s, err, Quannik’s pink nose.

    pink is soooo metrosexual on him.

  4. norwood on March 13, 2010 at 10:33 pm

    Hu-dad’s mac pro is working again.. you’ll have to wait a little longer. sigh.

    That is impressive -Karen and her sibes. Just beautiful!

    beep beep! oh you better go!

  5. Twinkietinydog on March 13, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    Another group of beautiful sibe photos! I left you a message on FB too 🙂 Now, can you please start the car, already?

  6. Sagira on March 13, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    Looks so comfy napping there in the jeep!

  7. Huffle Mawson on March 13, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    Qannik, I’d nap as much as I could before the hike! You’ll need all the energy you can get!

  8. LizzyBean on March 13, 2010 at 5:20 pm

    What a beautiful face! Thank you for sharing the clip from the facebook link.
    Hope y’all have a wonderful weekend soaking up the outdoors fun!

  9. The Army of Four on March 13, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    You look ready to go, go, GO!!!
    Play bows,

  10. ginger jasper on March 13, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    Have fun enjoy your weekend… Hugs GJ xx

  11. Dennis the Vizsla on March 13, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    Hooray for Saturday! And hiking!

  12. Sammie on March 13, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    Oh have a wonderful Saturday hike!!! Love the story on those beautiful Iditarod dogs – will have to follow you on FB!!! Enjoy your weekend!
    Big Hugs xo

  13. Houndstooth on March 13, 2010 at 11:17 am

    Quannik, you could have anything you wanted from me with those eyes of yours! You must be the male model of The Herd!

    Of course we’re fans!

  14. Khyra & Khousin Merdie on March 13, 2010 at 10:44 am

    We know a certain BB would gladly take your place on the hike if woo wanted to keep napping!

    As fur the khomment about the nice Karen Lady’s Siberian Huskies, like DUH!
    I mean, have woo taken a peek at that Kara!?!

    Since it is SOOOOOO windy here in Pawsylvania today, I’ll be out snoofing fur woo!

    Khyra & Khousin Merdie

  15. Clive on March 13, 2010 at 9:47 am

    Hope you have a great weekend – enjoy the hiking!

    take care
    Clive and the NSLM

  16. jack a-roo & moo too on March 13, 2010 at 9:39 am

    We always know fur sure when it’s Saturday cause we get our Saturday Scramble.

    have fun hiking!
    jack a-roo & moo too

  17. The OP Pack on March 13, 2010 at 9:37 am

    Wake up, Qannik – a whole weekend of fun is waiting for you. Hope you and the rest of the Herd have a great time out hiking and enjoying life.

    Woos – Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  18. Wimsey on March 13, 2010 at 9:29 am

    Oooh, spring and the whole day outside, how exciting! I envy you the walk as I am still on a restricted exercise schedule.

  19. Christina on March 13, 2010 at 8:50 am


    Mia is over here swooning and fainting she said something about You having the most beautiful eyes. I think she may have a crush on you. GAG ME!

    Wags and Woofs,
    Macka and Mia

  20. tula on March 13, 2010 at 7:49 am

    ahh Qannik.. no worries it’ll be all about you for the whole weekend. scratchie scratchies!

  21. Farley on March 13, 2010 at 6:40 am

    Good morning sleepy head! We like how you curl up so tight – we call that the Cheerio position 🙂

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