Happy Birthday, Queen Natasha the Evil

Happy Birthday to you. Happy Birthday to you. Happy Birthday, Dear Queen Natasha the Evil. Happy Birthday to you.

celebrate me everyday

I thought we celebrated me everyday?

Yes, twelve years ago today, a certain puppy was born . . . and the world has never been the same since. She has always been headstrong, willful, obstinate . . . and able to wrap the Hu-Dad around her paw from the minute she entered Chez Herd.

Kitchen inspection

Kitchen inspection – a daily task.

We are often asked why we call her “the Evil.” The best way to explain is one of two simple stories.

The first involves dear Rusty the Rooster, about the sweetest, most good-natured dog to ever live at Chez Herd. Rusty was curled up one night on the couch beside Hu-Dad, sleeping soundly. Queen Natasha was walking by, reached up, grabbed Rusty by the neck, and yanked him out into thin air. Rusty woke up with a little Wile E. Coyote look on his face before crashing to the ground.

Queen Natasha just kept walking, quite pleased with herself.

looked comfortable

He looked comfortable. What was I supposed to do?

In our old house, we had two dog doors – one from the house to a screened-in porch. The other from that porch to the yard. Queen Natasha loved to start a game of chase, leading the pack in a circle from the house through the first door – flap, flap, flap, flap, flap, flap – down the porch through the second door – flap, flap, flap, flap, flap, flap – out into the yard. She used her speed to get far in front of the others before re-entering the first door – flap. She would turn and throw her body across the door opening – just as the other dogs tried to enter – crash, bang, crunch, thud, woo.

The grin on her face would tell it all. She thoroughly loved her moments of mischief.


I deserve the entertainment.

Just yesterday morning, as Natasha was doing zoomies around the house, Hu-Dad asked her if she ever planned to grow up. She just grinned her sly little grin and answered Hu-Dad the same way she has for twelve years – “No.”

lookout post

Enjoying her dining room lookout post.

Happy Birthday, Queen Natasha the Evil. We will all serve your every need on this special day. Just like we do on every other day of the year.


  1. Dennis the Vizsla on June 14, 2015 at 8:40 pm

    hello thundering herd its dennis the vizsla dog hay happy belayted birthday to yoo queen natasha the evil!!! may yoo be wreeking havok upon yore unsuspekting herdmayts for menny yeerz to come!!! ok bye

  2. jan on June 10, 2015 at 6:11 pm

    One so beautiful should have different rules. Happy birthday.

  3. Nanci on June 10, 2015 at 4:57 pm

    Happy Happy Birthday Queen Natasha the Evil….we have a girl we’d like you to meet, her name is Jessy -gumgum- evil! I think every pack has an evil queen if they are lucky enough!

  4. Des on June 10, 2015 at 12:11 pm

    Happy Birthday, Gorgeous Girl! I loved hearing the two stories Hu-Dad shared here, as I have wondered why you are known as “evil”. You clearly do have a wicked sense of humour 😉
    But I can quite see how you have everyone wrapped around your paw, ensuring they all do your bidding for you 🙂

  5. Juno's mom on June 10, 2015 at 9:45 am

    What, no baby pictures? (smile)

  6. Zoe on June 10, 2015 at 9:42 am

    Happy Birthday your Highness
    Now what punishment will be done to hu dad for telling your Age because you do not look a day over 2

  7. Marilyn on June 10, 2015 at 9:35 am

    Happy Birthday to QNTE! You’re just using your superior intelligence on the Herd. Nothing wrong with that!

  8. DJ Riendeau on June 10, 2015 at 9:32 am

    Happy Happy Birthday Queen Natasha! I’m pretty sure your day will be filled with lots of special treats! Cierra and Maggie have begun singing aroooooooo to you all the way from California!??❤️

  9. holly on June 10, 2015 at 9:17 am

    Happy,Happy Birthday! Hope you have a great day Queen! Husky hugs to you!

  10. houndstooth4 on June 10, 2015 at 9:15 am

    Happy Birthday to the Queen! I’ve enjoyed your antics for many years and hope to for many more!

  11. Donna Wolfe on June 10, 2015 at 8:51 am

    Happy Birthday to the Queen!! All bow and give presents, you know, good treats, smoked salmon, frozen Frosty Paws, peanut butter something’s…. dinner out , hmmmmm, pizza??? You look fantastic Natasha, now go teach those hu’mans something new about Siberians … always keep them guessing!!!

  12. The Painter Pack on June 10, 2015 at 8:03 am

    Happy birthday to the Queen! Girls make better rulers anyway! Keep up the good work!

    Mya Boo Boo
    The Painter Pack

  13. jane on June 10, 2015 at 7:34 am

    Happy Birthday Queen Natasha. Have a wonderful day of all your subjects worshipping you and doing your wishes. I hope you get lots of treats and presents. Hugs and kisses to the herd and a great big hug and kiss to the Queen.

  14. KiwiHuskyMum on June 10, 2015 at 6:50 am

    Happy Birthday Queen Natasha the Evil! I hadn’t heard either of those two stories before and they both had me literally LOLing. I can just picture them.

  15. Milo & Jet on June 10, 2015 at 6:18 am

    Happy Birthday Natasha 🙂 We hope you have a great day and get very spoilt 🙂 Milo & Jet

  16. Mom, Ice 'n Ebby on June 10, 2015 at 4:31 am

    Mom, Ice ‘n Ebby ALL say: HAPPY 12th BIRTHDAY to you, ‘Tasha! You’re almost the same age as the Ice-Man. He will be 13 on June 21st. Hope you get lots of great treats today! On Ice’s birthday, he and Ebby will each get a soft ice cream cone from our local Dairy Queen — that’s “tradition”!

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