Guard Face

As followers of our Facebook Page know, we got caught in a rain and hail storm yesterday.  Since, of course, we did not have the windows for the Jeep, we found a Lowe’s and parked under their customer pick-up shelter.  Natasha went on guard duty:

As you can see from the view from our parking spot, there is nothing out there.

But the ears still go up.

She scans the horizon.

Suddenly, the serious face.

Game face is on.

The danger has passed and the Queen smiles again.

Once again, Queen Natasha the Evil has protected The Herd and they are safe.  Well, except from her.


  1. NCMountainwoman on August 15, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    We spend a lot of time trying to determine just what has caught their interest. Sometimes we just can’t guess.

  2. Stella on August 15, 2011 at 1:38 am

    Maybe the Evil Queen doesn’t hear, smell, see ANYTHING special in the parking lot.

    Maybe she is just conjuring up a vision of something she saw once, and liked it a whole lot.

    It could be!


  3. Khyra on August 14, 2011 at 11:39 pm

    What a great job QNTE!


  4. Sierra Rose on August 14, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    Those are some great ears and love your expressions!
    Yikes! Hail storm. We had 2 days of pounding thunder and rain on our camp trip…I did not like the thunderous kabooms!
    Ps…the photo of Mt. Hood coming through…it was quite amazing, as we had pulled in very late the night before, reading all the campsite marker cards, to be sure we wern’t taking anyone’s spot…. Great morning walkie with mom to find the view of Mt. Hood starting to appear! Ahhh!

    Sweet hugs,
    Sierra Rose

  5. siku marie on August 14, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    Great job keeping everyone safe! We got stuck in the rain too except momma and dad were trapped inside Costco and we were in Pumpkin. And you know earlier in the day we had to protect momma from a scary situation…must have been something in the air!

  6. Elizabeth on August 14, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    Such a beautiful face!!!!

  7. Bailey on August 14, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    That’s how Nala is with her ears — except she gets more scared at storms. I don’t really care one way or another, but I don’t love car trips. Glad you made it through the storm. 🙂

    Woofs & hugs <3,

    ~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl!)

  8. Robert Forto on August 14, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    Great photos!

    I don’t know how many times I have been stuck in the pouring rain with no top on my jeep!

  9. Hawk aka BrownDog on August 14, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    Hi Y’all,

    On the water or in the mountains are two places you really would prefer not to be when caught in a thunderstorm!

    Y’all come back now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  10. houndstooth on August 14, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    I’m sorry your day got rained out. It’s pretty fortunate that you found a place to get out of the storm, though. I’m sure with Natasha on guard that there was never any danger!

    Glad you liked the challenge! I feel bad, I should have e-mailed you about it, but I got distracted.

  11. rottrover on August 14, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    Nice view from the Lowe’s parking lot!! And the Queen is looking lovely as always.

  12. Kari on August 14, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    What was it that she saw?


  13. Sam on August 14, 2011 at 9:35 am

    Hmmm… we may need to borrow her from time to time. The boys make lousy guard dogs!


  14. jack & moo on August 14, 2011 at 8:49 am

    What a lovely photo study of the beautiful Queen being Queenly! Woe to those who cross her!

    jack & moo

  15. The OP Pack on August 14, 2011 at 8:46 am

    What would The Herd do without the Queen? We think all of her “faces” are just beautiful.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  16. Huffle Mawson on August 14, 2011 at 6:26 am

    I feel safer just knowing she is looking after everyone 🙂

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