Happy Days Are (Almost) Here Again

We would love to claim that we had a rain-free Sunday. However, the fact that our rain total was only 0.1″ was reason to celebrate. And, better, we actually were able to get out of the house, go for a Jeep ride, and walk in one of our favorite parks. We are celebrating because happy days are here again. Well, almost.

Sky looked quite threatening

The sky still looked quite threatening, but the rain held off.

A family walk was greatly needed by all of us – canine and humans – so we went to one of our favorite parks with lots of paved paths to avoid the mud.

family walk

A family walk.

Ok, we would have been fine with the mud, but our humans sometimes like to keep their feet dry. Go figure. Oh, well, the humans were happy to stick to pavement when they saw this at the entrance to the park.

park entrance was a tad damp.

The park entrance was a tad damp.

The French Broad River along the back of the park was raging, but not quite out of its banks.

Natasha inspecting the French Broad River.

Natasha inspecting the French Broad River.

Fortunately for us, the heavy rains stalled over South Carolina and we received less rain than expected (though still plenty). What is fortunate for us, however, is most unfortunate for all of our South Carolina friends who are suffering through unbelievable amounts of rain and floods. We are thinking of everyone and wishing for safety for all.

Hu-Dad also trained his camera on our next door neighbors – the big dogs – in yesterday’s fog. If you would like to see all of those photos, go over to this post in Hu-Dad’s blog that doesn’t include us.



  1. Lori on October 5, 2015 at 7:15 am

    WooooHoooo!!! A walk outside! In a favorite park! On paved paths! A household of happy Huskies??❤️?

  2. Mom, Ice 'n Ebby on October 5, 2015 at 3:49 am

    Mom sez: Up here in the Peace Country of Northern BC, we’ve been following the news about the rainfall you’ve been getting in South Carolina, and wondering how much of it you are getting in Maggie Valley. I can well imagine trying to keep six Sibes from getting “cabin fever”, never mind the humans. Glad to hear it’s beginning to look a bit brighter, and that the Siber Herd can get out and blow off some pent up energy.

    • The Thundering Herd on October 5, 2015 at 6:22 am

      We received a little over 8 inches of rain since this all began a little over a week ago. While that is a lot of rain, some of the original predictions had us receiving one to two FEET of rain just over the last couple of days – rain that went to our friends in South Carolina instead. We are really thinking of all of their pain and suffering right now.

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