Special K

For all of you who follow the adventures of K, R and KB over at Romping and Rolling in the Rockies, you know that today is when K will have her toe amputated in a battle against bone cancer.  We have seen the Power of the Paw work for so many (and continue to strengthen so many others currently battling), so we are asking everyone to help us once again cross paws and send positive vibes.

K – This post is just for you.  We have been saving these pictures for a couple of weeks and decided that today was the day.

Natasha shows off her balance on a small rock.

The Red Team (L-R, Kodiak, Cheoah and Rusty) in a picture posted a few weeks ago showing how they emulate K and R's boulder stances.

The black and white team (L-R, Qannik, Kiska and Natasha) stand in solidarity with you, too.

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Today is Veteran’s Day in the USA – a day when we pause to say thank you to all of the veterans who have served our country.  We share with you two videos – the first, an official video from the Department of Veterans Affairs.  The second is a terrific video from Terry Kelly and we wanted to share with everyone (we also saw our pal at Stumpy’s blog shared the same video).

A special shout-out to our hu-granddad – a veteran.  Thanks to all who have served.


  1. Kristin G on November 13, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    This is a very sweet post for K. Your boulder poses are very nicely done! xo

  2. tula on November 12, 2010 at 12:16 am

    the black & white team has got it togethah!(based on the pic:)) pawfect to honor our veteran’s!


  3. Ruby's Raiser on November 11, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    A very kind post with beautiful photos to rally the power of the paw for K and KB. Our warmest thoughts are with them.

  4. NCMountainwoman on November 11, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    Oh, I loved this post. Great photographs. I think we’ve all had K on our collective minds today. Along with all the veterans who so proudly served.

  5. Clive on November 11, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    Paws and fingers crossed here for K. That was a great tribute post. It is so important to remember …

    take care
    Clive & Co

  6. The OP Pack on November 11, 2010 at 6:09 pm

    AWESOME POST!!!! We loved your title. We are very anxious to hear some news from KB – we have invoked the power of the paws here for K and KB too. We are hoping things went as well as could be expected.

    We too salute our veterans. They certainly make us very proud.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  7. Sagira on November 11, 2010 at 5:57 pm

    Our thoughts are with K!
    And yes…a special thanks to our vets.

  8. siku marie on November 11, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    Soft woofs of positivity and comfort and howls of strong healing energy to K! Fight On! Feel us all encircling you with the Power of the Paw! Thanks for sharing the special Veterans videos…a reminder that we must never forget them!

  9. gus, louie and callie on November 11, 2010 at 5:43 pm

    Great pictures Pack.. Paws up to all our veterans..
    Wonderful video’s..

  10. Huffle Mawson on November 11, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    I am sending purrs to K as we speak. A special thanks to all our veterans too, including my grandpa.

  11. The Luke on November 11, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    We are sending our healing vibes and good foughts and well wishes to your special friend, the K! And don’t I just know that those pitchers of yours are goin to brighten her day!

    And fank you for sharin the touchin videos. Today is a very special day of gratitude for all who have fought and served our Nation with great honor and pride. Happy Veterans Day!

    wif love from the Luke

  12. Rachel on November 11, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    Thanks for this post honoring our beloved Veterans!

  13. Roxanne @ Champion of My Heart on November 11, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    Well, isn’t that tribute to K and her many wilderness poses a bright spot in a worry-filled day. We’ll continue to keep K and her whole family in our hearts.

    I’ve had the honor of knowing and training with K, R, and KB in person. They are VERY, VERY special.

  14. FiveSibesMom on November 11, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    What beautiful pictures of the Herd on the rocks! Love the trio one! Thank you also for the Veterans Day tribute (and thank you to your Hu-grandad for serving). There is now a Veterans Day blog hop started by Murphy’s Law, if you’d like to pop back and add your site for a “hop along.” Thanks again for a great post.

  15. Sheba of West Africa on November 11, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    Sending lots of love from Africa!

  16. Sam on November 11, 2010 at 2:06 pm

    Very nice videos. We are thinking of K, and sending good vibes her way.


  17. Houndstooth on November 11, 2010 at 2:06 pm

    We were thinking of doing a similar post, but then I got distracted with our own business! We join you in wishing the very best for K today!

    We’re definitely thankful for our veterans today, too!

  18. Dennis the Vizsla on November 11, 2010 at 11:01 am

    Purrs and tail wags for K, and for all the veterans too.

  19. Anna the GSD on November 11, 2010 at 10:15 am

    Paws crossing and being powered up for K!!!

  20. Khyra on November 11, 2010 at 10:03 am

    This K is khurrently under her tree with khrossed paws fur The Special K!

    Khwite a nice post woo’ve pawed here!

    Here’s to all who have done their part and beyond!


  21. moo & jack on November 11, 2010 at 10:03 am

    Sending sledfulls of Sibe vibes to K. And thank woo for the terrific post to our veterans! so much to be thankful for….

    jack & moo

  22. BrownDog CBR on November 11, 2010 at 9:04 am

    Hi Y’all,
    Thanks for stoppin’.
    My Human Momma has R & K on her favorites. I’ve got my paws crossed for K, but Momma is doin’ her prayer thing.
    Loved seein’ the snow in the Rockies.
    Do y’all have cats there? We have bobcats and panthers here. Panthers are scary when they scream. We never see them, but we’ve heard them.
    Y’all come back now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  23. KB on November 11, 2010 at 8:52 am

    I love this post. Thank you so very much! I showed it to K before she left for surgery. She said that she LOVES the Herd, and is very proud to have them stand in solidarity with her. They gave her (and nervous me) extra courage to face the day.

    Perfect title “Special K”. I love it!

    Thank you, Herd! You are the best!

  24. Pip Avery on November 11, 2010 at 8:29 am

    Love the pictures of you all on the rocks! K will love this post. I am thinking of her today and hoping her surgery goes well.

    Your pal, Pip

  25. Stumpy and Cyndi on November 11, 2010 at 7:46 am

    Ha! Great minds think alike? Thanks for the link love!

    Love the Special K reference and the two teams!showing off.

    We’ll be praying for K and hoping for the best possible out come!

  26. Wild Dingo on November 11, 2010 at 4:12 am

    darn it. i have to get started on our boulder workouts. you guys look great!

  27. priscilla on November 11, 2010 at 3:39 am

    Our paws and crossed!!! K will be in our thoughts and prayers. Hope everything goes well!!! I’m going over to visit K now.

  28. Teddy Bear on November 11, 2010 at 2:04 am

    We will be keeping our paws crossed for K. Veterans are very special for all that they’ve done.

  29. Holly and Khady on November 11, 2010 at 1:18 am

    We are sure sending lots of vibes for K!

    We salute all our veterans and thank them for all their service and sacrifice!

    Holly and Khady

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