Ruby Tuesday – Eight is Enough – The Beach Version

On Sunday, we made a post to our Facebook Page that our hu-dad said that we had plenty of time to walk on the beach before an afternoon storm rained on us.  The whole story is that he checked and they said a storm would hit between 6 and 7.  So he decided a long walk around 3 would mean we were back in plenty of time before it rained.  Guess what?  At 4 it rained like crazy.  Between 6 and 7, the sky was blue, the sun was shining, the birds were singing, and 8 Siberian Huskies were laying in the sun trying to dry their fur.  Not the point of this post – but making fun of the hu-dad is one of our favorite activities.

Oh, wait a minute, did we mention 8 Siberian Huskies?  Yes, The Herd Annex – Tartok and Ruby – are at the beach with us along with the hu-grandmom in her RV.  On Sunday afternoon, the hu-grandmom decided not to join a beach walk, but Tartok and Ruby joined the Herd for an eight dog, two person walk down Huntington Beach State Park.  Here is video proof.


  1. Garth Riley on March 27, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    we read your blog a lot without commenting but we HAD to comment on this one because we totally LOVED the video – 8 huskies walking together is awesome!

  2. The OP Pack on March 27, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    No way is 8 enough! If we came along, you know it is cheaper by the dozen:)

    Mom is convinced that Lightning is related to Rusty – two goofy boys!

    Woos – Phantom, Thunder, Ciara and Lightning

  3. Huffle Mawson on March 27, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    That must be challenging for the hu-dad 🙂

  4. siku marie on March 27, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    “Hey! Whadda yew lookin’ at!” That’s what we would have said. The Herd Walk looked awesome: so calm, so disciplined, so majestic! We bet 8 wet Sibes are delightfully fragrant!

  5. 24 Paws of Love on March 27, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    I love watching you all walk together. I don’t know how you all do it, but it is so nice watching 8 Sibes all walking together so peaceful and calm. So awesome.

  6. Terri Jacobson on March 27, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    I love it.

  7. houndstooth on March 27, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    Okay, eight Sibes? I would not be standing there staring, I would be in the middle trying to pet them all! Okay, MAYBE after snickering and pointing at Rusty! I love how the technique has fallen into place to just throw the leash over the shoulder and let him walk, then try to lure him back up with the rest. Rusty will always have his only unique inner drummer, though!

  8. Ice 'n Ayla on March 27, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    That’s a sight I’d love to see, and so would Ice, and the Hu-Mom & Dad. Wouldn’t think it was weird at all. Too bad it rained on your parade! All eight SiberKids strung out across a road would be a real sight to see.

  9. Stella on March 27, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    Thats worth a second watch, you know. Rusty and hu-dad fighting for space, the extra pair. I can’t imagine why you drew glances from other beach walkers!

    Hope you are having great fun!

    Stella, Jo and Zkhat

  10. The Ao4 on March 27, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    That looks like such a blast! And Rusty, you made our mom laugh! We love your unique style!
    Play bows,

  11. Miley and Maggie on March 27, 2012 at 11:16 am

    Great video, so much fun watching them in action!!

  12. Cindy on March 27, 2012 at 10:25 am

    What an awesome video. I wish the hu-grandmom could have gotten a shot of you all coming back into camp. I would love to see all eight across. Well at least 7 across and one behind!

    • D.K. Wall on March 27, 2012 at 10:32 am

      Well, as we returning to the campsite, there was this driving rain . . . Maybe next time.

  13. Zoe on March 27, 2012 at 10:11 am

    We love seeing the (extended) Herd in action! Go, Rusty, go!

  14. Painter Pack on March 27, 2012 at 9:13 am

    What a wonderful video!!! Love Rusty!


  15. Kate on March 27, 2012 at 9:04 am

    The best!! Thanks for sharing with us 🙂

  16. Khyra on March 27, 2012 at 8:56 am

    So, which one was David? and Mary? and Joanie? and Tommy? and well, woo get the idea!!!

    Oh how my mom loved that show!

    She’s silly sometimes

    PeeEssWoo: Make that silly most of the time!

  17. RumpyDog! on March 27, 2012 at 8:46 am

    That is just pawsome!

  18. Carolyn on March 27, 2012 at 8:30 am

    Oh Rusty… never change baby boy….


  19. FiveSibesMom on March 27, 2012 at 8:29 am

    Love it! What a beautiful well behaved family! Gotta love that Rusty! Great video! Sharing it over on our Facebook page! Happy vacation!

  20. Wild Dingo on March 27, 2012 at 3:56 am

    They’re staring because of Rusty. what a clown! i wonder why he does that?

    but 8 huskies? i would SQUEAL and run over and ask if they were friendly and if it was ok to pet…then you’d never get your walk done.

    you guys take the best vacations!

    • D.K. Wall on March 27, 2012 at 8:09 am

      That happens a lot and it can take quite a while to get a walk done.

  21. bichonpawz on March 27, 2012 at 2:29 am

    We wouldn’t think it was weird at all! We think watching eight siberians out for a walk on the beach was very cool! Quite nice actually!
    xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

  22. The Rat Patrol on March 27, 2012 at 2:23 am

    Oh my goodness! You guys are too funny for words! Loved seeing all eight of our Herd Friends together, it was really cool.

    ~ Mojo and Daisy

  23. Bear Bear on March 27, 2012 at 1:27 am

    What a great little video. Love seeing the herd in action. I was disappointed though. I thought you were at Huntington Beach near me!!! I would have loved to meet you and walk with you! BearHUGs!

    • D.K. Wall on March 27, 2012 at 8:10 am

      Chuckling – yes, we are at that EAST coast Huntington Beach, not the WEST coast one.

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