Secret to Our Success

A week of RV camping with six Siberian Huskies on a picket line in the campsite. Everyone wants to know the secret to our success of quiet dogs in a campsite. Today, we reveal our secret . . .


Sure, some of us are just naturally well behaved – Cheoah


Some of us are decidedly not – Typhoon


And, sure, we have a tough Queen who accepts no nonsense – Natasha


And the Fun Police is always watching to make sure that things do not exceed her Fun Meter – Kiska


But Hu-dad does have one trick up his sleeve – Qannik


Wait a minute – did I hear a rustle? – Frankie

treat jar

Hmmmm – that treat jar was full at the beginning of the week.

Yep, we melt for the Soft Pumpkin Bites from our hometown Smoky Mountain Dog Bakery.

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To keep our federal regulators happy, no, we do not receive any sort of compensation from Smoky Mountain Dog Bakery. Well, ok, we have been known to get a free treat or few in wandering in and out of his great Main Street Waynesville store, but we notice that most any dog who wanders in to the store seems to get some free samples. And, yes, we paid regular price for our treats. They did, however, provide the grand prize to last year’s Valentines Hearts for The Herd contest, so they are great supporters of the canine world. And, yes, they will gladly take your order over the internet and ship treats direct to your house. Tell them The Herd sent you and we might get an extra treat!


  1. siku marie on December 16, 2014 at 12:05 am

    The White Dog Army is always interested in expanding their culinary experiences from fine local establishments across the country… especially ones that come with such a glowing review as this. Will have to guilt momma into placing an experimental order.

  2. Mom 'n Ice on December 15, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    Mom has just one question:- Does the length of the stay have anything to do with the level of the “treats” in the jar?
    (I have just finished “exploring” Smoky Mountain Dog’s website, and am absolutely intrigued by the variety of products they carry in the way of dog “cookies”. I’ve have emailed them to ask if they ship their products to Canada, because I’m certainly interested, and I’m pretty sure Ice would be even more so!)

    • D.K. Wall (Hu-dad) on December 15, 2014 at 4:26 pm

      That jar will hold about 2 lbs of treats and normally lasts a few weeks. Last week, the jar started full and that would be a photo from Saturday. It might take a few more treats when we have that many distractions.

  3. Zoe draughon on December 15, 2014 at 7:15 am

    Ok granted the canine committee at my home is comprised of German Shepherds and Labs but they took a vote and said it would take more than a few treats to keep them in line when a zoomie attack occurred
    My guess is I need an evil queen

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