That’s Better

We told you yesterday about the absolutely terrible weather we are having.  Terrible, if you are a Siberian.  Our snow is melting away.  The good part is that they are re-opening our part of the Blue Ridge Parkway, so we are able to get to some of our higher elevation trails.  Yesterday morning, we headed up to Waterrock Knob whose elevation tops out at 6,292 feet (1,918 meters).

A little cloudy, but the view was fantastic.

Guess what was on the trail as we got toward the top?

Snow, glorious snow!

P.S. – A very Happy Birthday to our hu-grandmom – mom to The Thundering Herd Annex, Tartok and Ruby.  Have a great Birthday!


  1. Corgi Country Crew on April 8, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    What a wonderful place to go for walkies, and what a wonderful surprise to find some of that precious to Sibe snow! Glad you had so much fun! The CCC

  2. BloggingDante on April 6, 2010 at 10:36 pm

    Ooops, left my above comment for the wrong post — DOH, should be for the spring is coming post!

  3. BloggingDante on April 6, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    Hahaha … how did you know i would have the urge to just put a brush or comb through that fur?????

    BTW, what a lovely place you guys like in!!!

  4. Mochi on April 5, 2010 at 4:48 am

    Snow! I want some! 🙂

    Happy birthday to your Hu-Grandmom!


  5. Dennis the Vizsla on April 5, 2010 at 12:37 am

    Ah, I see you found that snow is still to be found in its mountain environment! Very good!

  6. Sam on April 4, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    Happy Birthday, G-Mom! I love how they all squeeze by on the trail side by side!


  7. Suka on April 4, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    Terrible weather indeed! I hear your woofs of pain! But I see in your lovely photos you still have some of the wonderful fluffy white stuff, so enjoy that last little bit of heaven! All my snow is now gone.

    Happy Birthday to your hu-grandma! Hope you all gets lots of birthday cake!


  8. norwood on April 4, 2010 at 9:40 pm


    Heellooo Helllooo OOOO OOOO
    Can you hear my echo across the ridge!
    Happy Biiiiirtthday Hu-Grandmooooomm!!!!


  9. Life With Dogs on April 4, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    Hey, whatever it takes to get them a dose! See you on Everest this summer. 😉

  10. Sonic on April 4, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    Happy birthday to the hu-grandma!

    And congrats on finding snow! Was it at the end of a rainbow?


  11. Sagira on April 4, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    Happy Birthday to you Grandma! 🙂

  12. Thor and Marco Polo on April 4, 2010 at 8:20 pm


    We are so excited to see you guys in the snow! We are afraid our snow is all gone here in Iowa cause we don’t have any beautiful Mountains like you do! Enjoy the snow for us!
    Thor and Marco Polo

  13. Kari on April 4, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    I have always wanted to visit your neck of the woods. These pictures make me want to even more so

  14. Steve and Kat on April 4, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    Please tell Ruby and Tartok’s mom Happy Birthday for us. I hope Ruby got some cake off the counter in celebration.

    We’re sorry about your snow. Hopefully next winter we will get some.


  15. Mike Criss on April 4, 2010 at 6:03 pm

    Our snow is melting too. Took our Siberians for a spring run. Siberian Spring Training

  16. Sierra Rose on April 4, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    Yay for snows!!! We’re in some now…and it’s blowin!
    Love the photos!!! Nice to visit you all again!

    Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
    Sierra Rose

  17. The OP Pack on April 4, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    Please wish your Hu-Grandma a happy birthday from all of us. Glad you found some more snow. We have wind, humidity,and warm temps. Mom is hoping for no rain until after dinner has been served so we pups can all be outside during dinner – we don’t understand what she is thinking.

    Happy Easter.

    Woos – Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  18. Khyra on April 4, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    Happy Birthday Hu-Grandmom!

    I’m sure Tartok and Ruby will provide khwite the gift of FUN!

    Thanks fur sharing your SNOW SNOW SNOW!!!


  19. Sammie on April 4, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    Wow! Snow! You found some! That is too cool heheh! Did you roll in it? Hope it stays a bit longer for you all! Happy Easter, T.H.!!!!
    Hugs xo

  20. Huskys Rule on April 4, 2010 at 12:27 pm

    Happy Easter all & Happy Birthday Hu-grandmom!!!!!! Glad you guys got to find a little bit of snow…Enjoy it!!!It’s supposed to be in the 80’s here on the coast so we will get to see sand says our hu-mom (keep sending pics with snow so we can see it)!!!!!!
    Licks & Nibbles,
    Kody & Nia

  21. Stella on April 4, 2010 at 11:56 am

    Hi Herd! Snow! I would love some snow if I could hike to it and then leave it where I found it! I can only imagine how happy it made you guys . . .did you get to roll in it?

    And Hu-Dad? How about a picture of your Inukshuk?

    Happy Birthday to Hu-Grandmom!


  22. The Army of Four on April 4, 2010 at 11:38 am

    OOOH! SNOW! What a great find! Did you bring any home?!?!
    Happy birthday to Ruby and Tartok’s mom!!!

  23. Scout and Freyja on April 4, 2010 at 11:06 am

    Wishing you a Hoppity Easter that is eggs-tra special☺

  24. Ruby's Raiser on April 4, 2010 at 9:59 am

    Looks like a beautiful trail, we love your photos! It’s getting more difficult for us to find patches of snow, too. But we found some yesterday and everydog made a beeline and went for a roll!

  25. snowie on April 4, 2010 at 9:55 am

    i hope u get yr snow back!
    and that place looks like a great place for a walk!
    happy birthday to yr hu grandma!!!

  26. Sheba of West Africa on April 4, 2010 at 9:10 am

    Wow! What an AWESOME view! Although siberians and rhodesians might not share the same thoughts on what would be the correct dog weather, we certainly know a good view when we see one!!!

  27. Houndstooth on April 4, 2010 at 8:32 am

    Happy Birthday to Hu-Grandmom!

    We’re glad to see The Herd got one last glimpse of snow!

  28. Mr Koda MD on April 4, 2010 at 2:33 am

    Happy Birthday Thundering Herd Grandmom!

    Koda MD

  29. Amy / Layla the Malamute on April 4, 2010 at 2:12 am

    Happy Birthday to hu-grandmom – mom!

    Layla is very jealous of the snow. She’s asking for a trade – she’ll send the Herd some cats for some snow.

  30. Lorenza on April 4, 2010 at 1:04 am

    Happy Birthday to your hu-grandmom – mom !
    Sure you were happy to be there and to enjoy that snow!
    Kisses and hugs

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