Not Pictures of Charleston

Yes, we went to Charleston today, but, no, we do not have pictures.  Our hu-dad did remember his camera, but he forgot to check the batteries and when we got out of the car, he discovered that he had no power to the camera and could not take pictures.

That is really bad, because you missed that we parked in front of this beautiful old house in front of White Point Gardens (interestingly, normally called Battery Park, despite the fact that you can not buy camera batteries there – we know).  This beautiful old house was being renovated and had lots of construction people inside it.  At least, they were inside until we parked in front and Cheoah started screaming her head off that she wanted out of the car and out of the car RIGHT NOW.  At that point, all of the construction people came out and watched as The Herd was unloaded from the Jeep.  Tourists walking through White Point Gardens also congregated, watched and took pictures (because they had working batteries).  The hu-dad was most thankful that Cheoah helped gather an audience for the ritual Jeep unloading of Sibes.

And further, no camera is bad because we met Linda and David – hu-parents to Kody and Nia – who took time off from work just to come meet us.  We showed the proper respect to them by having Rusty plant a muddy paw on Linda’s cheek and Queen Natasha the Evil climb on David’s back, but there are no pictures of that because we did not have batteries for the camera.  And the hu-dad was horrified and would not have taken pictures anyway, but that is such a minor detail.  We did get a great email from Linda who said, “Tell the Queen that she didn’t have to stand on David’s back he already knew he was beneath her.”  QNTE is happy that another human subject recognizes her superiority.

The hu-dad, however, did stop for camera batteries on the way back to our RV, so we have pictures of the sun setting as we walked on the beach.  You will have to imagine the construction workers watching our unloading ceremony and Linda and David being introduced to the antics of The Herd, but we can actually show you the sunset.  Hope you enjoy:

Sunset from the beach

Sunset from the dunes as we walked back to our campsite

P.S. – We have received many emails from readers, so in response – Yes, rains are supposed to be torrential on Wednesday here (predicting 7 to 11 inches (18-28 cms) of rain in the next 36 hours) and, to add to the fun, tropical depression number 16 has formed and is aimed for this general area.  Can we pick the perfect time and location for a vacation or what?


  1. Sagira on October 1, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    Wow..what a pretty sunset. Hate when we forget to charge batteries as well. Bummer.

  2. Huffle Mawson on September 30, 2010 at 12:26 am

    Put someone else in charge of the batteries. That’s the lesson I got from all this. QNTE should do the job nicely.

  3. Pamela on September 29, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    For the ritual unloading of the Sibes, I imagined a tiny little clown car in a circus. Except the clowns are all very elegant and very furry.

    Anyway, in appreciation for an always fun blog (even without pix), we’ve awarded you a Doggie Bloggie Award. Pick it up and read the rules of acceptance at

    And thank you for exercising my imagination!

  4. Life With Dogs on September 29, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    The rains are headed our way tomorrow – I hope all is well with your pack. Just hearing about Charleston makes me miss it so!

  5. siku marie on September 29, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    I kind of like conjuring mental images of your day…it’s sort of like reading the book instead of seeing the movie!

  6. Kari on September 29, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    Yuck, when we were at Strut Your Mutt I realized that my camera battery was dead 🙁


  7. KB on September 29, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    Cheoah and R should get together. Screaming in public places and completely humiliating us is his specialty!

    Pretty sunset photos. I know that I truly live in the west because I was initially confused that the sun wasn’t setting over the ocean (I grew up on the eastern seaboard so it’s taken a while to reach this point).

    I hope that the rain is not as bad as predicted. In any case, I know that you and the herd will hike anyway!

  8. Mya Boo Boo Painter on September 29, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    Typical human behavior. But I am glad that the Queen was given the respect she deserves. Woos!!!

    Mya Boo Boo

  9. Wild Dingo on September 29, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    Horrified at a muddy paw and standing on a person? sure you are. in fact, i’m going to start demanding more pix of naughty sibes because all we ever see are 6 well-behaved sibes and nothing like what you ever describe. put your money where your keyboard is hu-dad. show us da monay…or in this case, the naughty sibe pix…

    very cute story!

  10. Khyra on September 29, 2010 at 11:13 am

    Too bad the new O-P-B-H-F-T-T-H didn’t also kharry new batteries

    I’m just sayin’

    As The Luke would say


  11. The OP Pack on September 29, 2010 at 10:59 am

    The Herd and their humans were the first thing we thought of when we heard about the rain. So sorry, but remember you did say that rain is not an issue with the Herd:)

    Too bad about the batteries, those would have made some great memories.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  12. Stella on September 29, 2010 at 10:44 am

    The meet and greet was easily imagined knowing the Herd as well as we do.

    However, it seems to me that camera batteries will be the least of your problems with the weather forecast noted. Of course, you wouldn’t call a halt to your vacation and start out for home, would you?


  13. Ruby's Raiser on September 29, 2010 at 10:14 am

    Ha, your descriptions were perfect, we can easily imagine it and it’s making us giggle! We’ve visited Charleston many times, very beautiful city. But most importantly, great eating town!

  14. Huskys Rule on September 29, 2010 at 8:31 am

    What’s a little dirt!!! They were showing siberian love!!!! Hu-mom & Hu-dad said it was really awesome meeting everyone maybe next time we will get to meet yall also!! For the humans get your raincoats out!!
    Licks & Nibbles,
    Kody & Nia

  15. Houndstooth on September 29, 2010 at 8:26 am

    Well, we know the Hu-Dad likes a good adventure! I’m sure the tropical storm will just be another rainfall to walk through!

    Oh, the camera batteries! *snicker* I can just imagine the whole scene, though. I’m glad Cheoah can help to draw crowds to the grand entrance of The Herd!

  16. Holly and Khady on September 29, 2010 at 2:50 am

    Well, ya know, humans just can’t be trusted to be prepared sometimes. At least you all left a memorable impression!

    And, the sunset pictures are gorgeous!

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