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We are enjoying the Blue Ridge Parkway now that most of it has re-opened from the winter. We are able to access our high altitude trails along the Parkway and, sometimes, just relax and enjoy the views. Here are pictures from our recent venture to Craggy Pinnacle (and the link is one of our old posts showing you why this is a great area to visit in June when the Catawba Rhododendron are in bloom).
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This Week's Thundering Herd Special Features
Weekly thoughts from our Hu-Dad with the latest updates on his writing projects, the books he's reading, and a gratuitous dog photo of us.
Canine Kitchen Flood
March 19, 2023
One of my dogs had an accident which resulted in a canine kitchen flood. No, no, not the way you just imagined. He’s more creative than that.
Way Back Wednesday
Each week, we reach back into our vault of over 4,700 previous posts and share a favorite. We hope you enjoy this look back.
The Queen and Decorum
Even after a long hike, a Queen must always avoid a fashion faux pas like, say, an out of place tongue. No, the Queen and Decorum are intact.
Those sure are some pretty views and glad that you bring us along to see them with you 🙂
My mom just banged her fingers on the computer screen trying to pluck Rusty. Ha roo roo roo!
PS: Kiska, you DO have the prettiest smile!
You have the best views there!
Kisses and hugs
Ha ha ha! I was thinking about how bad I wanted to pluck that floof, and then I saw the next picture! Hu-Dad, you’re taunting us!
So Kiska –
Where IS the next one?
Momster: Pluck, pluck, pluck!!!
Ciara: Mom, stop! You can’t use me as a substitute for Rusty.
Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara
Really great pics. Always love seeing every little curly tail!
Can I send Teddy over to take a hike with you all? He is driving me crazy at the moment.
What great lookout views. When we go places like that it is dad’s job to take us to the edge to see, momma has intense vertigo and stays as far back as possible!
Quinn and Puff are starting to blow coat in clumps and the carpets show it as well as the brushfuls of fur in the bags dad is saving of each of us. It is nice to know we are not ahead of the cycle! Have a great weekend.
Does that mean Spring is near!!!
Great pictures 🙂
Are you sure they are not taking in the view of the horizon with thoughts of where to head if they are ever leashless.
Dad has enough plucking to do on Flash without helping out on Rusty.
Well, maybe just one pluck of Rusty.
Gorgeous views! The pack are all good at picking their perches. Blowing coat? what blowing coat? I can’t see it cause there’s fur in my eyes…
jack & moo mom
What great poses!
Gorgeous photos of the doggehs taking in the incredible views! Maggie Valley and the Smokies are just soooooo beautiful – super great hiking and ROCKS to put paws on! Love the pic of Qannik and Kiska, with her giant smile!
Sammie, Avalon and Ozzie
I was going to ask if Rusty was the only one blowing coat, but on scrolling down, I see a couple of the other “kidz” are as well. Me ‘n Ice haven’t even started blowing ours yet, but when we do, boy, are our hu-Mom & Dad ever going to have their hands full! Oh, by the way, me ‘n Ice are also SOOO envious of the places you have to hike, and the views of it all. (Did any of you kidz ever find out what was crashing through the bush down below? — Hugz, Ayla
We like the scenery without the snow and would really like to hike there now that warmer temperatures are coming.
Just incredible 🙂
What a great place for a hike and the pups look VERY happy!!
Even without leaves on the trees… the scenery is breathtaking! Even more beautiful with the Herd peppering the view 🙂
I read your blog but don’t usually comment – but I had to laugh at that top picture. I have a picture of me kicked back on that very bench looking like I had just run a marathon. Just a LITTLE bit out of shape 🙂
We just want to come join you and sit with you for the beautiful views. Also, wouldn’t mine running my fingers through that fur. HoundDogMom
Hmm, do I see a block of fur missing at the top of Kodiak’s front right leg?
And there’s tons of plucking going on in my household right now!
do you ever find that you just can’t hike far enough or long enough for them? juno’s like that with me. the only time i can make her tired is when she runs or jogs. then she’ll turn home. but on a hike? that dog will turn every direction but in the direction of the house (and she knows where it is)…
Beautiful views, and you’re right, I did have the urge to reach out and pluck those fur clumps:)
So beautiful! Wish we coul dhave gone with you 🙂
Licks and lots of slobber,
Lexi and Jasper the Danes
With such incredible views, I bet you all could sit there for hours and just soak it in!
Gorgeous for sure!
Holly & Khady