Flower Child

The face of innocence

Each member of The Herd has their own reputation, but we do not talk as often about Kodiak.  He is simply a very good boy, rarely causing any problem, and everyone’s good natured pal.  Anyone who ever approaches the Jeep can attest that Kodiak is always the greeting committee, most willing to share kisses and loving.  Because of this good natured behavior, he is always trusted in encounters with others.

Sunday afternoon, we came off of a trail, tired but happy for a good long walk.  Two couples were walking around the trailhead admiring the flowers.  They were so enamored with the mountain flowers that one woman had a few in her hand.

But upon seeing The Herd emerge from the woods, we heard them exclaim in excitement and come walking over to us.  One of the husbands went to the car to grab a camera, while the two women stood and admired The Herd.  After asking permission to pet the dogs (always an appreciated behavior), they were enjoying meeting each member of The Herd.

Kodiak, taking his turn, walked straight to the woman holding the freshly picked flowers.  He took his normal nonchalant gait, smiling his usual happy grin, and stretched his head out to sniff the woman.  And, in an instant, he had deftly removed the flowers from her hands and was taking a late afternoon vegetarian snack.

A quick horrified “Drop It” and the slobber covered flowers were now safe.  The hu-dad actually offered them back to the woman.  She, amazingly, declined.

Once again, the humans slink off in embarrassment at the action of a member of The Herd.  But, this time, it was of the most innocent of members.


  1. Lisa on July 10, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    Lol this story made me & mum laugh!
    Kodi x

  2. Wild Dingo on June 26, 2010 at 9:34 am

    Um, helloooooo? He’s a sibe. ALL SIBES are criminals. What part of that do you NOT understand by now hu-dad? geesh. you’d think you’d get it by now… 😉

  3. Twinkietinydog on June 25, 2010 at 12:14 am

    What is wrong with humans? Didn’t the lady appreciate the added flower value??? Tsk tsk
    Don’t pay attention to her, Kodiak. You are an innocent!

  4. Dennis the Vizsla on June 23, 2010 at 10:17 am

    Mmmmm, pretty salad!

  5. fullofgrace on June 23, 2010 at 7:24 am

    That was SO FUNNY (not so funny when it happened I’m sure, but funny nonetheless) 🙂

  6. Sonic on June 21, 2010 at 10:33 pm

    I don’t get it. You made the flowers smell better with dog-spit. Maybe she’s just nuts, or a cat-lover or something. That must be it. She’s got a really jealous cat at home that will attack her for smelling like dog-spit.


  7. [email protected] on June 21, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    Hee-hee-hee… I wish you could have gotten pictures of that!


  8. Digby on June 21, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    I Digby, completely understand you Kodiac. I am the ‘good doggie’ in the family. But sometimes good doggies have to be a bit naughty, in order to keep their human’s brains active, don’t they?
    Good job! You kept your human mentally stimulated!

    your pal,

  9. Biloxi and Siber-sibs on June 21, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    Haroooo TH!
    It’s always da quiet ones woo gots to watch.
    Jest sayin’.

    Husky kisses,

  10. Honey the Great Dane on June 21, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    Ha! HA! What a great story! Well, that woman should be glad that her ‘taste’ in flowers was approved by Kodiak! 🙂

  11. siku marie on June 21, 2010 at 7:10 pm

    really? She didn’t want them back? odd…

  12. Huffle Mawson on June 21, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    It’s the quiet ones you have to watch. Go Kodiak! Keep ’em guessing.

  13. The Army of Four on June 21, 2010 at 6:14 pm

    Hee hee hee! Oh, Kodiak! Now THAT’S funny!

  14. The OP Pack on June 21, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    That lady should have been honored to accept some sibeslobbered flowers – what was wrong with her?

    Cute story.

    Woos – Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  15. Sagira on June 21, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    Aww…Kodiak was trying to get the flowers for you. 🙂

  16. El'bow & Hauwii on June 21, 2010 at 4:33 pm


    El’bow & Hauwii

  17. BloggingDante on June 21, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    They never cease to surprise, that’s for sure! lol

  18. Stella on June 21, 2010 at 10:58 am

    Kodiak . . .who did she pick the flowers for, if not to offer them to you. You accepted graciously and got chewed for it. I mean what would anyone think if someone approached them with a bouquet of flowers . . .a gift, right? Obviously this woman didn’t understand mountain manners, did she? I am sure you are not upset by this at all, just bewildered.


  19. Houndstooth on June 21, 2010 at 9:26 am

    Well, obviously he was confused! He thought she was offering them to him and he took them as a sign of goodwill. I’m sure he would never have just stolen them! And I’m shocked, just shocked, that the woman didn’t want them back! If they were good enough to pick, then why not just wash them off and keep them? Some people!

  20. KB on June 21, 2010 at 9:14 am

    I think that Kodiak wanted to be featured in the blog so thought up an act of mischief! That is TOO funny! Since people shouldn’t really be picking wildflowers, it’s also possible that Kodiak was acting as park ranger… The goody-goody setting those people straight.

  21. Kit on June 21, 2010 at 6:30 am

    She declined the slobbery flowers!?!
    What’s up with that?
    Licks and sniffs,
    Zack, Sassy and Buddy

  22. Mr Koda MD on June 21, 2010 at 4:01 am

    What a silly hu-dad!
    My pal Kodiak sounds much the same! He frequently washes mums face when we meet!

  23. "sibedog" on twitter on June 21, 2010 at 2:45 am

    Kodiak sounds like my Nakai – very easy going. We call Nakai “Gentle Ben”. Another nickname is “Prince Ficus” because he loves to hang out/hide under the Ficus tree. And he likes to nibble vegetation as well. They look a lot alike – kindred spirits.

  24. Khyra on June 21, 2010 at 2:16 am

    And to think…

    Rusty and/or Natasha get blamed fur things?

    Woo go Kodiak!


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