Quiet on the Picket Line

Our neighboring campers are always curious how we achieve such good behavior (usually) and quiet on the picket line. The humans’ answer is easy – cheat! Hey, it is rude to talk with your mouth full, so bully sticks are a great tool!

Queen Natasha

The Queen leads the way in concentration!


Kiska keeps her back to the others so she can enjoy her bully stick privately.


Typhoon doesn’t care who watches – he is in heaven!


Frankie is more restrained, but is quietly loving it.


Qannik just throws himself into chewing.

The best reaction, however, has to belong to Cheoah the Cheesewhiz! Study the picture below to see what she did . . .


Best reaction of all!

Cheoah is laying on her bully stick. Yep, she took the treat from the hu-dad, placed it on the ground, and is hiding it for later. Her plan is to wait on everyone else to finish and then to savor it in front of every other pup. And we all know canine logic – that means she got something that the rest of them don’t have. Have to love a Siberian Husky that plans how to torment her packmates! Though, the hu-dad would like to point out, this does not help with the goal of quiet on the picket line.


  1. Little Reufus on May 4, 2014 at 9:14 pm


    Brilliantly played, Cheesewhiz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    wif lubbs from Little Reufus

  2. Mom 'n Ice on May 1, 2014 at 6:22 pm

    Before Ayla left us for the Rainbow Bridge, Ice used to do the same as Cheoah – “sit on it”. Now that he’s alone, he still does the same thing, only takes it out and buries it in the back yard, to be dug up and sneaked into the house a week or so later.

  3. holly on May 1, 2014 at 12:58 am

    Our Queen Nala likes to wait to be the last one to eat a treat too! Gotta love a Siberian husky!

  4. Paula Mitchell on April 30, 2014 at 4:04 pm

    I never heard of bully sticks. Do you mind if I ask, who makes them? I need help keeping my girl busy and quiet when camping. Thanks!

  5. Piappies World on April 30, 2014 at 12:35 pm

    Cheoah is so clever! Still a win-win situation as the picket line is kept in order. Hugs and licks to the Herd from all of us.

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

  6. Random Felines on April 30, 2014 at 11:53 am

    we think you all get probably several looks as people walk by and see the Herd all picketed out 🙂

  7. Rebekah on April 30, 2014 at 11:22 am

    Cheoah is devious! Love it.

  8. Dobermom on April 30, 2014 at 10:42 am

    I had a sister that used to do that! She’d hoard her Halloween or Easter candy, then once we’d all finished ours, she’d torment us by eating one piece at a time. She could drag it out for WEEKS!

  9. houndstooth on April 30, 2014 at 8:37 am

    Ha ha ha! We had one like that, too! I think part of the enjoyment for her was that she had something when no one else did.

  10. Juneau & Sunny on April 30, 2014 at 8:28 am

    And her I thought my sisfur Sunny was only one to do that!! Takes hers & then guards till I done then eats in front of me!

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