Happy Birthday, QNTE

Human. Do my bidding. NOW!

All of The Herd were rescued except for Queen Natasha the Evil.  Thus, she is the only birthday that we actually know.  We are shocked to discover that “Baby Bear,” as she was so affectionately called as a puppy versus her “Mama Bear” Nikita, is turning SEVEN years old today.  She rules Chez Herd with an iron paw and has demanded that her subjects give her special treatment on this honorable day.  But, since she demands special treatment every day, we are hard pressed how to define special.

Breakfast is late. Commencing with Siberian Mind Meld.

The stare is powerful.  Demanding.  Even when caught doing something that is totally unacceptable, the piercing stare is defiant.

So what's a little mud to you?

And this trait was learned young.

Seriously, as a one year old, did she look any less demanding?

Let’s just say that some pups were born to be in charge.  Want to know what our first hint was?

At eight weeks old. Was there ever any lack of confidence?

Happy Birthday, Baby Bear. And many, many, many more.


  1. Bobo and Meja on June 13, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    You shoulda knowded with that face as a bitty bitty bear that she would rule da roost!

    Bobo and Meja

  2. ~K on June 11, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    Happy Yappy Belated Barkday!!!

  3. Tucker on June 11, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    HAPPY BARKDAY!!! I see nothin’ wrong the mud pictures.

    woof – Tucker

  4. The Army of Four on June 11, 2010 at 11:20 am

    Ha rooooo! Happy belated birthday, Natasha!!!
    You know, in that picture of you with the alleged mud on you, our mom thought your bowl was a halo at first. How fitting!
    Tail wags,

  5. Dennis the Vizsla on June 11, 2010 at 11:01 am

    “Less tributing. More feeding.”

  6. Meeshka on June 11, 2010 at 8:31 am

    From one Queen to another, happy birthday to woo


  7. jack & moo on June 11, 2010 at 12:19 am

    Happy Birthday Queen Natasha!
    Long live the Queen!

    jack a-roo & miss moo

  8. Lorenza on June 10, 2010 at 11:37 pm

    Happy Birthday Queen Natasha!
    I loved all your pictures!
    I hope you had a pawesome day!
    Kisses and hugs

  9. Steve and Kat on June 10, 2010 at 10:14 pm

    I think she looks a lot like me as a pupper. Happy Birthday Queen Natasha!! I think you should go out for ice cream as a special thing.


  10. Sonic on June 10, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    Happy birthday!!!

    With a stare like that, how can anybody not do your bidding! I bet you could stare down a Doberman with those eyes!


  11. siku marie on June 10, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    Can you say “Born to Rule!” Happiest of Barkdays to you! May your reign be long and harmonious, filled with health, love, and obedient servants.

  12. Sagira on June 10, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    Happy Birthday beautiful girl! 🙂

  13. Paco,Milo & Maya on June 10, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    HAppy happy happy happy barkday Queen Natasha!!!!!!!
    we wish you all the best in your life!!!!!!
    You look sooooooooooooooooooo beautiful and your puppy photos are GREAT…
    youu were an adorable puppy and now you’re a very very very beautiful girl!!!!!!!
    HAve a great day with all your special family!!!!!!!
    Tons of love and kisses and licks

  14. Digby on June 10, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    Happy Birthday your Honour!

    your humble servant,

  15. Zona on June 10, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    Happy birthday!! That look must work wonders! Keep up the great work! BOL!


  16. Clive on June 10, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    Wishing you a very happy birthday Natasha!

    That puppy photo is so cute!

  17. Huffle Mawson on June 10, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    Wow, you’d think the humans would know that look by now and jump to it!

    Happy birthday Queen Natasha! Hey, on Monday we have a holiday for the Queen’s birthday – is it for you?

  18. The OP Pack on June 10, 2010 at 6:22 pm

    Hmmmm, why do QNTE and Baby Bear sound so incongruous to our ears? BOL

    Happy Birthday Queen Natasha – hope you have a wonderful day and have some yummy cake too.

    Woos – Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  19. Honey the Great Dane on June 10, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    Happy Birthday, Queen Natasha! All Hail the Queen! 😀

    Honey the Great Dane
    ps. you were one cute puppy!!

  20. Amy / Layla the Malamute on June 10, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    Woooooo Happy Birthday Queen Natasha!!

    I love the 8 week old Baby Bear picture.

    Layla has that demanding, defiant stare down too.

    When I was learning German, our professor explained to us that the phrase, “Na, und?” is basically the bitchiest possible way to ever say “Yeah, and?” so I call that her “Na, und” face.

  21. Murphydog on June 10, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    Happy Barkday Natasha! Demand the utmost pampering and spoiling on your special day!

    wags, wiggles & slobbers

  22. Wild Dingo on June 10, 2010 at 1:13 pm

    Happy Birthday QTNE! As if there was evFur a question of who was in charge! Nobody understands how hard it is to be a ruler or 5 sibes. nobody. your life is so hard. make sure you get treated extra special today for all the hard work you do as leader. all that staring is very hard.

  23. Houndstooth on June 10, 2010 at 12:34 pm

    Happy Birthday, Natasha! I see you have a favorite pose! Perhaps you should demand pizza bones and beer for your birthday. Or maybe you should just make Hu-Dad take you somewhere special all by yourself! Whatever you do, we hope you enjoy yourself a lot!

  24. Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo & Molly on June 10, 2010 at 11:33 am

    A furry Happy Birthday Queen Natasha!! Hope you have a most PAWSOME day!!

    Woofs and Kisses!
    The Fiesty Three

  25. jansfunnyfarm on June 10, 2010 at 11:27 am

    Happy Birthday, oh beautiful ruler of hearth and heart.

  26. Emma Rose and the Duchess on June 10, 2010 at 11:13 am

    Happy Birthday Queen Natasha! I can see your spirit from the photo on the vets table. Fearless.
    Have a great day and make everyone bow to your wishes 🙂

    Emma Rose

  27. Khumbu on June 10, 2010 at 10:59 am

    Woooo Happy Birthday Queen Natasha.
    Love us from Southern Spain x

  28. Khyra on June 10, 2010 at 10:58 am

    No human khan deny eyes of brown – trust me!

    Happy Birthday QNTE!

    Make sure to remind them exakhtly who IS in charge!


  29. A Husky Life on June 10, 2010 at 10:48 am

    Happy Birthday Natasha,
    have a wonderful day!

  30. brooke & darwin on June 10, 2010 at 10:43 am

    happy birthday Natasha!!! that 8week old picture is so cute!!!

  31. Huskys Rule on June 10, 2010 at 10:26 am

    WooHoo!!!!! Happy Birthday Queen Natasha!!!! Let the partying in the Herd Household begin & continue thru the weekend!!! There should birthday cake & pup cream for everyone!!! Treats all around & don’t forget to tell the Hu-dad that you get extra treats because it is your day!!!!
    Licks & Nibbles,
    Kody & Nia
    PS…Kody says send him a slice of cake!!!!YUM!!!!

  32. Life With Dogs on June 10, 2010 at 9:43 am

    I didn’t realize that almost all of the herd was adopted. Kudos to you, and happy birthday to that sweet, bossy girl. 🙂

  33. KB on June 10, 2010 at 9:21 am

    Love the 8 wk old defiant puppy standing on the table. Yes, she was born to be the Queen!

    Happy Birthday Queen Natasha!

  34. Priscilla on June 10, 2010 at 8:26 am

    Happy Birthday Your Highness!

  35. SparkeeSpud on June 10, 2010 at 8:08 am

    Happy Birthday Your Highness!

    I’d be demanding some cake if I were you!

  36. Thor and Marco Polo on June 10, 2010 at 7:41 am

    WOO WOO Natasha
    Wishing you an awesome Birthday ! Hope your humans realize someday that you are oh so much smarter than them! We just pretend to listen to our Human!
    Hugs and Kisses
    Thor and Marco Polo

  37. Mr Koda MD on June 10, 2010 at 6:06 am

    OMD Mum could feel that stare burning into her from here!

    I am learning this Mind Meld, slowly but surely, however I don’t think I’ll ever be half as talented as QNTE!

    Happy Birthday!

  38. Martha and Bailey on June 10, 2010 at 3:52 am

    A very Happy Birthday Queen Natasha! We love your ‘attitude’ – nothing wrong with a strong, assertive female in our book.
    Can we just say the puppy pics were soooooooo adorable!
    Have a great day.
    ps our mum was at work yesterday and met a poor siberian living in a high rise flat in Glasgow – did you ever!!!!!

  39. huskymom on June 10, 2010 at 1:32 am

    Happy Birthday, Your Highness!

  40. Holly & Khady on June 10, 2010 at 1:23 am

    Happy birthday Natasha!!! You definitely have “the look” down perfectly! We can all learn from your professionalism!

    Khady Lynn

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