Evil Strikes

When we refer to Queen Natasha the Evil, inevitably a couple of readers will post that they do not see the Evil we refer to.  It is hard for us to describe how she runs her pack with an iron paw, but every now and then, we capture a moment on film that helps explain her nickname.  This series of pictures were taken on Sunday in a rapid fire sequence (we were actually looking for some shadows from the setting sun, but more on that later this week).  We give you – Queen Natasha the Evil.

Rusty looking at something in the distance while The Queen gives warning.

Now, does that look like a peaceful picture?  Really?  Look carefully (biggefy if you want by double clicking on the picture).  Notice Natasha’s lip curl.  The next two pictures were taken in sport setting, so the gap between pictures is less than a second.  Can you move as fast as Rusty after hearing the warning growl above?

Evil strikes
backing off
Rusty is backing off – and protesting loudly.

Rusty’s offense, you ask?  We think he was trying to breathe some of the Queen’s air.  Just saying.


  1. Nicole Tester on February 3, 2021 at 3:29 pm

    she still is the Queen.

  2. Jean Burkhardt on February 3, 2021 at 11:48 am

    I LOVE seeing the dogs who were once a part of the Herd! Queen Natasha DID RULE. I wonder IF Prince Typhoon Phooey met up with a queen like her what the outcome would be??

  3. HokiePack on February 3, 2021 at 11:24 am

    Long Live the Queen !!

  4. Debbie and Ruby on February 3, 2021 at 10:29 am

    This makes me smile and remember my Queen Mariah (20 yrs ago) who ruled 2 boys with and iron paw and jaws. Girl Sibes rule she always said. Ruby is an only dog and can’t be a Queen!!

  5. Mimi & CC Cabana on December 2, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    Poor Rusty! He looks totally blindsided. Those are some just-the-right-second photos! I bet you were pretty happy to have had your camera ready for those shots. πŸ˜‰

  6. Lorenza on December 1, 2010 at 11:54 pm

    That sure is the right way to put someone in his place!
    Kisses and hugs

  7. Kit on December 1, 2010 at 11:37 pm

    Whoa! That’s quite a chomp!!! Did she draw blood or was it just an “over-stated” warning?
    Does anyone else try to run interference or is it every pup for himself?
    Hugs to Rusty!

  8. Lori @ According to Gus on December 1, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    Whoa! That’s some chomp!!

  9. Elmo & Mouse on December 1, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    Poor Rusty…..we feel bad for you! What big mouth you have Queen N….

  10. NCMountainwoman on December 1, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    Count me on Natasha’s side. With six Sibes, someone has to be in charge. Great photographs.

  11. siku marie on December 1, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    Poor Natasha, I so understand your pain. I, too, am mislabelled simply because the world is not yet ready for strong women in positions of power. One day, Sister, they WILL thank us!

  12. Wild Dingo on December 1, 2010 at 7:24 pm

    Boy, I thought she LIKED Rusty… I guess Evil doesn’t distinguish between loving and bossin’…

  13. Clive on December 1, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    Poor Rusty! I guess you don’t mess with the Queen!

    take care
    Clive and Murray

  14. Honey the Great Dane on December 1, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    Gosh, Natasha – my heart is thumping with fright just looking at those photos! πŸ˜›

    Has it ever happened that someone hasn’t got out of the way in time??

    Honey the Great Dane

  15. Huffle Mawson on December 1, 2010 at 4:43 pm

    Nothing wrong with ruling with an iron paw!

  16. jo on December 1, 2010 at 4:43 pm

    You gotta love how our Queens keep order…you can’t just let ANYONE breathe your air all the time, then there’s none left you YOU! The apres-snarl is a look Her Royal Highness Queen Ra has also perfected…the other kids have learned how long they have to get out of the way.

  17. The OP Pack on December 1, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    Looks like she got mad at him for sticking his snooter out a tad farther than hers:)

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  18. Sychoberians on December 1, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    Poor Rusty, I think I will send Remy over there and let Natasha give him a proper whopin. She would enjoy that and so would I.


  19. Sammie, Avalon and Mom on December 1, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    OMD!!!! Killer Natasha! Wow! Never woulda guessed! Ouchie on Rusty’s behalf – you poor doggeh!
    Hugs xoxoxo
    Sammie and Avalon

  20. Kari on December 1, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    Im sure he was doing some dumb boy thing


  21. brooke & Darwin on December 1, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    great action shots! you show him who’s boss!

  22. Mochi & Bali on December 1, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    That was awesome! πŸ™‚ Hey, I do the same thing to Bali, does that mean I have to add Evil to my name?


  23. moo & jack on December 1, 2010 at 11:21 am

    Hey, heed & obey or suffer the consequences! That’s life in the pack!

    jack a-roo & miss moo

  24. Mogley G. Retriever on December 1, 2010 at 11:15 am

    That is how Bella, the resident alpha female, treats me. She puts the visiting pups in their place very quickly. She and I have an understanding, I don’t breath her air, she does not bit my neck. But visiting fosters take a few minutes to learn the rules. That can be a noisy few minutes sometimes.

    Mogley G. Retriever

  25. Roxanne @ Champion of My Heart on December 1, 2010 at 11:00 am

    I think Lilly has a touch of the queen in her. You would NOT believe how ornery she is to poor Ginko sometimes.

    I’ll hear him crying, crying in a room somewhere, and when I go to see what’s up, I often find that he is just upset that Lilly won’t let him out of the room.

  26. Stella on December 1, 2010 at 10:55 am

    She doesn’t waste any time just nipping either, does she. Goes for the throat on the first lunge. She probably heard how everyone LOVES Rusty the Rooster the furry best of all, thats probably what is eating her!


  27. The Luke on December 1, 2010 at 10:45 am

    Wow. We are a fousand miles away and the Bleu is under the bed! I’m very impressed, QNTE!

    Wif love from the Luke

  28. Ina in Alaska on December 1, 2010 at 10:23 am

    Oh my! The Queen reminds me of our Diva, Halle, who took over our Pack the SECOND she arrived last January! Halle is also a benevolent, but firm, ruler of the little 4-leggers in our house!

  29. Dennis the Vizsla on December 1, 2010 at 10:09 am

    Wow, I bet Natasha could eat one of those Dagwood Bumstead sandwiches in one bite!

  30. Sonic on December 1, 2010 at 9:18 am

    Bow before your queen!!!


  31. Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo & Molly on December 1, 2010 at 9:15 am

    When the queen is happy, there is peace in the kingdom!! We know, because Molly’s the same way!

    Woofs and Kisses!
    The Fiesty Three

  32. KB on December 1, 2010 at 9:10 am

    Great capture! Poor Rusty. Now I see how evil the Queen can be! I’ve been one of the doubters in the past…

  33. Ms Diva on December 1, 2010 at 9:09 am

    Max rules over here! Well, Baby allows him to think he rules her (she is big mama after all), Peanut is a daddys girl, and Buddy, well Buddy is usually breathing Max’s air.

  34. Houndstooth on December 1, 2010 at 8:19 am

    Picking on Rusty?! That’s just not right!

  35. HUSKYS RULE on December 1, 2010 at 8:17 am

    Poor Rusty…..What a big mouth you have QNTE! Rusty the Queen needs her space …. move to the other side of the Jeep it will be safer … maybe!!
    Licks & Nibbles,
    Kody & Nia

  36. The heartbeats on December 1, 2010 at 7:58 am

    YIKES! Queen Natasha is skeery! Our little Lucy is our Queen. Calhoun is an easy going King of the house but if someone gets too close to Lucy, her food, or she just isn’t willing to put up with any junk- like breathing- it gets ugly. She’s our smallest too so I suppose she has to have the iron paw!

    The Heartbeats

  37. Stumpy and Cyndi on December 1, 2010 at 7:48 am

    And there you have it: a Queen’s whim. Hopefully, in the future, Rusty will remember to stay out of the queen’s personal space.

  38. Carolyn on December 1, 2010 at 7:37 am

    Oh man, Natasha, oh Queen, I bow before you!

    I only have two now, but when I had four I loved watching the pack dynamics at play. Most of the time. Shelby was very evil to Claire until Claire learned to be like Rusty. Made me sad, really. Claire had been top girl before then.

    Now there are just the two and Maddox bosses Shelby around but never with lip curls. He is lucky she is so easy going but once, he had a biscuit he’d been hoarding and I was in the kitchen, Shelby walked into the bedroom, I heard a kerfluffle and went to investigate and Shelby was sitting in the little bathroom on the rug. Mean ol’ Maddox! He wouldn’t let her into my room–THAT I did not abide by, needless to say. Got that sorted fast.

  39. FiveSibesMom on December 1, 2010 at 6:58 am

    I recognize that snarl…I think our Queen Harley and your Queen Natasha went to the same Iron Paw Academy! And now I-Can-Only-Dream-of-Being-Queen Bandit is trying very, very hard to get herself into that school!
    Go Rusty, for your very quick reflexes!

  40. BrownDog CBR on December 1, 2010 at 5:43 am

    Oh dear! She does have an evil look in her eye before she ever turns her attention from the distance to poor Rusty!
    Y’all have to live with that?
    I’ll stay an only dog thank you.
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  41. rottrover on December 1, 2010 at 2:46 am

    Queen to Rusty: “i’m just sayin'”. Just a little limit setting…:-)

  42. Holly & Khady on December 1, 2010 at 2:35 am

    Well, he WAS in her space. And girls do rule!


  43. priscilla on December 1, 2010 at 2:32 am

    She’s the Queen!!!

  44. RADINKA on December 1, 2010 at 1:37 am

    Oh WOW!!! I had a foster dog or two like that…there is only so much air to go around!

  45. Khyra on December 1, 2010 at 1:23 am




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