The Wild Life

Ty walking

Typhoon here. There I was on my very first hike with these Herd pups and they were really showing me the Wild Life.

Black bear

Really – wildlife. This fellow was sitting just off the side of the trail we were hiking.

Frankie smiling

I hope every hike is this exciting.


  1. The Ao4 on January 9, 2013 at 11:08 am

    That is some mighty wild wildlife, Ty!!! Yeowzers!
    Play bows,

  2. Zoe on January 8, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    Hey, does this mean that Q is no longer the omega male?

  3. KB on January 8, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    Hey Ty! What a cool first hike! I am very jealous of you seeing a bear. I miss our bears. They are not seen at this time of year, although I haven’t checked the rock den yet to see if anyone is in it. I always check on a super cold day when it’s snowing – I think they’re most likely to be snuggled up and very sleepy on those days.

    Welcome Ty! I missed your arrival. I’m going back in the archives to read about you!

  4. Piappies World on January 8, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    Seeing a bear IS definitely exciting. Welcome Typhoon! We are happy to see you and complete the pack of six of the Herd. We look forward to seeing more of you.

    Piappies – Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Max, Wai-Pai & Forgie

  5. Amy@GoPetFriendly on January 8, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    I bet the hu-dad is hoping all the hikes AREN’T that exciting! Holy bear – that’s a little close for comfort.

  6. All Things Collie on January 8, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    Wow, that would have frightened our mom! Did the bear show any interest in you?

    • D.K. Wall on January 8, 2013 at 1:39 pm

      Observed us and was wary. At one point, she stepped away from us. Our focus was to move on down the trail (but facing the bear and not running) and out of the way, but we were also trying to figure out how close we were to her den. Cubs are born in January, so we are wary of even appearing to be a threat to the sow or her cubs.

  7. A Husky Life on January 8, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    WOW! Very cool 🙂 We get a lot of these guys too! Shouldn’t he be sleeping, though?

    • D.K. Wall on January 8, 2013 at 12:58 pm

      Black bears rarely hibernate here in the truest sense of the word. They do sleep much of the winter and it is rare to see them out wandering around, but they do forage for some food and “stretch their legs periodically”. Interestingly, many black bears “hibernate” (or semi-hibernate – whatever) in trees, not always in caves. January is also the time most black bears cubs are born, so mom rarely ventures far.

  8. Jo on January 8, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    You are a handsome guy, Ty, and we send all our good wishes to you for a happy life with the Herd.

    Jo, Stella and Zkhat

  9. Ice 'n Ayla on January 8, 2013 at 12:03 pm

    Me’n Ice are just so happy that you’ve found a “forever home” with the Herd, and already you seem to fit in so well. We, too, can see “shades of Rusty” in you, Ty!

  10. Steve & Kat on January 8, 2013 at 9:17 am

    Did you go crazy for the bear? I know we would have!


  11. houndstooth on January 8, 2013 at 8:31 am

    Typhoon, I have a feeling you’re in for a let down, although I know puppies feel that everything is an adventure!

  12. Andrea on January 8, 2013 at 7:54 am

    Typhoon – you’ve “bearly” just begun! 😉

  13. Khyra and Sometimes Her Mom on January 8, 2013 at 7:52 am

    Just wait Ty –

    Woo’ve only touched the surface of FUN with your new life!


  14. Kate on January 8, 2013 at 7:18 am

    In the first picture I see a high step…a little sign from Rusty 🙂 Welcome, Typhoon!

    • Ellenk on January 8, 2013 at 10:07 am

      Exactly what I was thinking! Rusty sends his welcome.

      • Elmo & Mouse on January 8, 2013 at 10:43 am

        That is the first thing I noticed too!

        I have also noticed that Frankie’s fur color is getting lighter. He’s no longer the “baby” of the Herd anymore.

        Glad to see Ty getting on so well with the Herd (well at least half of the Herd).

  15. RumpyDog! on January 8, 2013 at 6:03 am

    I hope so too! woo woo woo!

  16. The Snow Patrol / The Rat Patrol on January 8, 2013 at 2:05 am

    Wow! Seeing a bear on your very first hike with the Herd IS exciting. Wish I coulda been there to see that bear. ~ Kipnuk

  17. Sandy on January 8, 2013 at 2:00 am

    He really looks like he is enjoying his hike, his new family and the wildlife. He is so pretty!!!!

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