Picket Line Etiquette

When hanging out on a picket line (no, no – not a protest – a line with a series of drop lines for dogs to be connected to), it is important that the dogs are always well behaved and well mannered.Β To demonstrate how well behaved the Herd is, we present Qannik and Rusty:

Hi, Picket Line Neighbor!
Can’t touch this.
Rusty’s mean look. Really. Aren’t you scared?
The Vampire move.
Woo – he bites back!
Rusty is losing momentum.
Qannik is gaining the upper paw.
What will stop this battle?
Boys – You are bouncing my line. You do not want a real fighter in your midst.
Sorry, ma’am. We were just talking. Honest.
So THIS is what Queen Natasha the Evil meant when she said behave on the picket line.


  1. Jean Burkhardt on April 20, 2022 at 8:01 am

    Queen Natasha REALLY knew how to keep those boys in line!!!! So funny-scary faces and biting until she shows them who’s boss!

  2. Debbie & Miss Ruby on April 20, 2022 at 6:54 am

    So much fun to remember what I was doing with Willie the White in 2010. Willie was white and Ruby is red and they probably would have played like those two did.

  3. Elmo & Mouse on May 28, 2010 at 5:32 pm

    When the lady boss talks, you better listen!!!

    Poor Rusty, we have a soft spot for you because you look just like Elmo…..^_^ I can totally see Elmo being picked on too.

  4. Piappies World on May 28, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    Oh wow, Queen Natasha rocks! She can mean business, huh? The photo series is just pawesome especially the paws-crossed Rusty.

    -Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Pai, Wai-Max & the Piappies

  5. hisqueen on May 28, 2010 at 8:15 am

    woo..oohh..it looks like Rusty lost his long lead and got collar tied for bad behavior.

  6. Honey the Great Dane on May 27, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    Hail to the Queen! πŸ˜›

  7. Steve and Kat on May 27, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    I think I need a picket line. Then I could taunt Kat, but she couldn’t get to me to give me a smackdown.


  8. The Army of Four on May 27, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    Hee hee hee! Oh, that’s priceless!
    You could substitute Zim for Rusty, Dave for Qannick, and Stormy for Queen Natasha! Is there anySibe who tries to calm the boys down so Natasha doesn’t have to lower the boom?!?

  9. The OP Pack on May 27, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    And your huDad tried to tell us that Qannik was the subdued one???

    We are trying to get her to stop, but Mom keeps trying to pluck those tufts off Rusty in that last pic – she is driving us nuts here with her pluckaholism.

    Woos – Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  10. siku marie on May 27, 2010 at 7:10 pm

    It always takes a strong woman to maintain order and keep the peace!

  11. gus, louie and callie on May 27, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    Sure glad someone knows the rules…

    Big Sloppy Kisses
    Gus, Louie and Callie

  12. Clive on May 27, 2010 at 5:31 pm

    Great photos!

    The Queen is certainly in charge!

    – Clive and the NSLM

  13. Asta on May 27, 2010 at 5:08 pm


    What a gweat set of pictoowes.
    It’s nice when thewe is a queen to keep evewyone in line
    If I see any snow, I’ll let you know.
    Maybe I could join youw pack
    smoochie kisses

  14. Zona on May 27, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    What a great series of photos!! It’s cool to watch the doggy language!


  15. KB on May 27, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    That’s a priceless series of photos. Now I see how the Queen rules with an iron paw!

  16. Sagira on May 27, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    Wow…she is the queen huh?

  17. Khyra & Khousin Merdie on May 27, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    The paws!
    The paws!!
    The paws!!!

    Khyra & Khousin Merdie
    PeeEssWoo: Mom is SOOOOO khussing that earworm

  18. Emma Rose and the Duchess on May 27, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    That was a great series of shots! We loved watching the drama unfold and then the Queen putting a stop to all the nonsense! πŸ™‚

    Emma Rose

  19. Blogging Dante on May 27, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    I had no idea that was called a picket line! Fun little series of pics lol, i can imagine my two doing exactly that if it was them in place!

  20. Jeanine on May 27, 2010 at 11:59 am

    Max sits just like Rusty!!! Paws crossed!!! And I must say boys WILL be boys!!!

  21. Wild Dingo on May 27, 2010 at 11:37 am

    Snowflake just told Roo to watch out for the Snowstorm is gonna take him doooown!

  22. jack & moo on May 27, 2010 at 11:21 am

    Why is it those bossy alpha’s always spoil a good time?

    jack a-roo

  23. Stella on May 27, 2010 at 10:00 am

    I love it when someone lays down the law!


  24. Kira The BeaWoootiful on May 27, 2010 at 9:38 am

    Woooos! Long Live the Queen!
    ~husky kisses~
    -Kira The BeaWootiful

  25. Huskys Rule on May 27, 2010 at 9:03 am

    Wow…they really listened to the Queen. We love Rusty’s expression in “he bites back” & then in “ouch”.
    Licks & Nibbles,
    Kody & Nia

  26. Houndstooth on May 27, 2010 at 8:15 am

    Oh, nothing gets the boys in line like a bark from the queen! I was enjoying watching them, though. I’m kind of disappointed that she didn’t let them finish it!

  27. Huffle Mawson on May 27, 2010 at 5:33 am

    I knew the Queen would be on to it!

  28. Martha and Bailey on May 27, 2010 at 3:27 am

    We can see you are models of good behaviour!


  29. Maxx on May 27, 2010 at 2:53 am

    Whoaa..those are some scary teeth showing moves there!


  30. Holly & Khady on May 27, 2010 at 1:36 am

    I think Queen Natasha and I have a lot in common. We both are in charge of the misbehaving children!


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