Sunday Morning Snow

Normally, we prepare our blog posts the night before, but our drive over to Winterfest and back was long and it did not happen Saturday night. So sorry for the late Sunday morning post, but the good part is that you can see why we decided not to take the RV over this weekend and turned it into a day trip in the Jeep instead.

Front porch snow

View from our front porch watching the sunrise reflect on the western mountains of our hollow.

Creek snow

View down to our creek

Cataloochee ranch

Looking up from the house at our neighbors, Cataloochee Ranch.

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Funny story (and yes we wish we had video).  The hu-dad decided that this morning would be a great day to sleep late, so The Herd was being quiet about their waking up.  Except that it was song time.  Normally, song time in the morning is this raucous chorus on the porch or in the dog yard, but everyone was still in the bedroom.  So, it was solved by having song time in the bedroom.  Very melodic and LOUD.

The hu-dad is now awake and talking to every pup trying to wake up enough to handle turnout of the dogs from the bedroom to the dog yard.  Frankie is laying upside down in his lap, Qannik is resting on his head on the hu-dad’s shoulder, Rusty is laying across his legs and Kiska, Natasha and Cheoah are laying around the room.

Song time #2 erupts.  Five Sibes singing loud, but Frankie is enjoying his upside down morning chest scratch, so can’t sit up to sing.  Problem solved – he sings laying upside down across the hu-dad’s lap.

Just one of those great Siberian Husky moments.


  1. Wild Dingo on January 16, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    what i would give to be hu dad that morning. man. frankie sure is full of character, no?

  2. Ice 'n Ayla on January 16, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    Oh, what a video THAT would’ve made. Gonna have to start taking vidcam to bed with you at night! There is NOWHERE you can escape the chances to capture a Sibe on video! I repeat, NOWHERE!

  3. The Ao4 on January 16, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    Dave likes singing while he’s under the desk, helping Mom at the computer. His voice echoes in there and it sounds really cool!
    We might get snow tonight. Might.
    Play bows,

  4. HUSKYS RULE on January 15, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    This is why we have huskies…you can be awaken to music!!!!
    Licks & Nibbles,
    Kody & Nia

  5. Ryker on January 15, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    Congratulations on your snow! I would have loved to see song #2, laughed at the story for sure!

  6. houndstooth on January 15, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    Sounds like a pretty nice start to the weekend to me! I hope you had a great time on your day trip. I can’t wait to hear more about that. I bet Winterfest was a blast!

    Usually the group song stories make me miss our song leader, but this time, I’m not sure I miss it so much!

  7. Bert on January 15, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    I can picture it and I am laughing. I think you should video thw sone one morning. WE would love to hear it.

  8. The OP Pack on January 15, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    Oh sheesh, so bummed there isn’t a video – that would have been a YouTube sensation!!!

    Have a great Sunday.

    Woos – Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  9. rottrover on January 15, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    “I want to be part of the pack, but I want my chest scratched, too!” Problem solved!!

  10. Cindy on January 15, 2012 at 11:46 am

    Sure wish there was video, but you paint a great picture with the words. I would like to know how you breath with all that husky on top of you? It would also seem that in addition to just trying to wake up enough to start turn-out, etc. you also have to bring your limbs back to life from the weight of your leg and shoulder warmers 😉


  11. Wimsey on January 15, 2012 at 11:33 am

    I can bay on my back too! Not quite the same acoustic range but it gets the job done.

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