Count That Picket Line Carefully

Picket Line

Every now and then, it is wise to count noses on the picket line.

Picket Line 2

Getting a good count? Yes, there are eight on the line.

Picket Line 3

A little different angle to see if you can spot who has joined us.

Close up

That's right, Tartok and Ruby have joined us for the camping weekend. Always good to hang out with your cousins.

P.S. – To answer a couple of questions from yesterday, a picket line is simply a tie out for multiple dogs. Our particular picket line has “drops” for 10, though we use that mainly for spacing.  There are a number of good supplies, but ours comes from Alpine Outfitters (click here and go about half way down the page to find them).  And, for the record, we do not receive any compensation from them and bought our picket line just like anyone else would.  We just like to share when we find a company we enjoy.


  1. Savannah NanaMo on May 21, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    with Sibes it is always ‘the more the merrier” and the dogs would agree with that I bet! woo woos to the Herd!

  2. Elmo & Mouse on May 21, 2012 at 11:10 am

    So where to you tie or hook the picket line to? I’m trying to see that from the picture but can’t tell.

    • D.K. Wall on May 21, 2012 at 9:05 pm

      Sometimes to a tree, car bumper, or some other fixed object (just make sure it is really fixed, so The Herd does not move something – like a picnic table a few years ago). In this case, however, we were using tie-out stakes driven into the ground.

  3. Lorenza on May 20, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    I am sure you all had a great time together!
    Happy Sunday!
    Kisses and hugs

  4. Huffle Mawson on May 20, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    I think it’s awesome that your cousins get to come and play with you!

  5. houndstooth on May 20, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    It looks so peaceful on the picket line today! I wonder when the chaos will ensue… And by that, I mean that I’ve seen some rather entertaining ways that certain Sibes amuse themselves when they get bored!

  6. Carolyn on May 20, 2012 at 8:39 am

    But but but… there is still room for two more Siberians… Maybe my two can join you guys! Although Natasha may have her hands full putting Maddox into his place. That would do him some good I suspect….

  7. Sam on May 20, 2012 at 8:27 am

    I thought I was seeing too many dogs!


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