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We promise, pictures are coming from Sarge’s Animal Rescue Foundation Downtown Dog Walk. Stay tuned.
On Saturday afternoon, after the walk, we decided we wanted to go for some higher elevations and get away from the heat. So we went up to Waterrock Knob (elevation 6292 feet – 1918 meters). Of course, when we arrived, it was not only cool – it was foggy and drizzling rain. Such is life in the mountains.
Anyway, we went up for the Heritage Celebration that was being held – a celebration of mountain crafts, dance, art and music. We arrived in time to see some of the dancers from the Cherokee reservation next to us perform.
But you didn’t come to read about mountain heritage – you came to read about us – The Herd. How do we fit into this? Let’s count the ways:
On the way up the mountain on the Parkway, we came upon a minor accident. Two park rangers were there directing traffic. Both recognized us and waved.
When we arrived at Waterrock Knob, two more rangers at the entrance were helping to control traffic and parking. They excitedly waved us into the parking lot and cheered – “Sibes!”
We had barely parked when another ranger came over. “Where have you been?” she exclaimed. “I have been telling visitors about you all summer, but have barely seen you.”
The humans apologized and blamed the heat and schedules. No matter, the ranger said, could the humans get The Herd out for the festival so that the visitors could see us? Yes, we became an impromptu exhibit. How cool is that?
Anyway, while we wandered around the festival, we came upon exhibit promising snacks. Now you had our attention:
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