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The weather was beautiful Sunday. The rains from Saturday had passed and the temperatures were very pleasant. So we spent the day outdoors and hiking on trails. The Herd will attest that the black and blue berries are terrific at the moment.
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Qannik has never been accused of being the fastest car on the track, but he emulates his big brother, Kodiak, all he can. So further down the hike, Qannik kept reaching up into the brush lining the hiking trail to snag berries. We had to keep explaining that berries did not grow on cedar branches, pine branches, etc. Never stopped him from trying, though.
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As we exited the trail to get back into the Jeep, a couple was harvesting wild blueberries. The Herd focused in on the woman who had a giant hand full of berries just above Siberian nose level. Reacting to all of them staring at her, she exclaimed, “Oh, look, they really like me.” Avoiding a lesson about the nature of Siberian Huskies, we kept The Herd moving so that she was not mugged for the berries.
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How neat to have berry bushes around for you to be able to pick them for free! A pound costs around $4 here! Do you ever pick them and dry them for use later?
Baily likes to get fully in bushes so she gets died with berry juice
Don’t forget, we moved to http://dogisgodinreverse.com
You were very nice not taking that lady out of her error! Oh-oh!
Kisses and hugs
Now THAT would make a great headline for the newspaper – Local woman mugged for berries by a herd of sibes – BOL.
Sorry, no video of Mom and the squeals, but do tell what kind of snake is it? Mom says she will be having nightmares all night about the creepy crawler.
Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara
The end justifies the means, stolen berries for the herd. They just seem to taste better when the human did the work.
Remy and Flash
Can you imagine trying to explain that the reason you came home without berries is because you were mugged by six berry-loving dogs?
I would have liked to see the woman mugged for berries. Now THAT would have been funny 🙂
mmm those berries must be good.. We are sure glad you got some cooler weather. You can send it our way anytime now..
Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie
When I planted blueberry bushes in my front lawn, I thought I’d be always fighting birds and squirrels for them. Nope, it’s been Honey who grazes the berries every time we come back from a walk.
With all those antioxidants, I bet the herd is really thundering!
O that was a BERRY good story! I am still lobbyin the Mom to move to where the temperatures are mild enough to hike the berry lined trails!!! Ahhh… sounds like Heaven!
wif love from the Luke
Blueberries…precious juicy orbs of succulent sweetness…the entire REASON for summer! (At least that is what dad and I think…we are SO jealous!)
Yummy berries, looks like you guys were having fun picking them off. 🙂
Ha ha! You were nice not to burst the woman’s bubble. Dogs have a way of making humans feel special, even when it’s totally unsubstantiated!
Very cool! Layla’s jealous that there aren’t any natural berries to pick on walks here. We live near cranberry bogs and pass them on walks sometimes, but they’re hard to get to so she doesn’t really get to sample.
Qannik sounds so cute trying to find berries in non-berry places. You can just say that he’s incredibly optimistic.
The headlines would have been priceless!!!!!!!!!
Licks & Nibbles,
Kody & Nia
You’re lucky you can reach high places! I’m too short… hiew hiew hiew…
If they had mugged her, I can only imagine how cute the police lineup would have been.
That is all so berry berry wonderful!
I LOVE it. It sounds like you and I are having very similar trail experiences recently! My dog K has known about raspberries for years but she’s rarely insistent about them. Well, R discovered raspberries this weekend. He’d catch their scent and I became a dog sled driver trying to control the wild animal bucking toward the berry bush. Once he got there, he ate them very daintily, which seemed so odd after his wild pull toward them.
Anyway, I love your post!
I dussn’t know wot you all see in froots, blech! My sis Sydney has a froot fetish. In fact, mom taked some inkriminating pikshures of her the udder day hasing to do with froot nomming. I think I might do my bloggie bout that today. Ewwww.
LOCAL WOMAN MUGGED FOR BERRIES BY SIX SIBERIAN HUSKYS!
This is perfect, y’know? Just perfect!
Woooos! Of course we only love those who have food, that is just the way it is! Smart doggies there!
I think I would be getting into that berry action too if we had any, I tried the herbs garden yesterday, sage is pretty good.
-Kira The BeaWootiful
Well, darn it! I’m thinking a story about berry mugging would have been uproariously funny! *grin* Of course, much funnier if it happened to you than to me!
Poor Qannik, besmirched again. One day he’ll find something important and you’ll all have to give him his due!
hahah! some are more savvy than others when it comes to sibes. a french woman here asked to meet the dogs on our walk to Morges yesterday morning. when juno went up to her she looked like she was going to kiss her (rare for juno to do that to a stranger). instead she leaned in and smelled her closed hand which recently had the last bit of something delicious in it. the savvy french woman said “no more! all gone!” she was not easily duped by the sibe fake friendliness.
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