Scenes From Sibe Quentin

Friday was one of those wonderfully quiet days here at Chez Herd, so we thought we would just share some scenes from around Sibe Quentin.

Minor security alert at the  Northern Perimeter.

Minor security alert at the Northern Perimeter.

Security alerts were all of the minor variety involving small woodland critters. Still, each event requires a good response and supervision by the Queen.

Minor security alert at the  Northern Perimeter.

The Queen seems satisfied with the team today.

The Head of Security likes to drill response time to make sure that every pup is ready at a moment’s notice.

Head of Security scrutinizing response times.

Head of Security scrutinizing response times.

Like any unit, there always seems to be that one who has to practice and practice and practice.

Why are you looking at me?

Why are you looking at me?

Well, at least one. Some units might just have a couple.

If there is a chance of catching a rabbit, I am all in. Otherwise, . . .

If there is a chance of catching a rabbit, I am all in. Otherwise, . . .


  1. Dennis the Vizsla on December 13, 2015 at 9:19 pm

    hello thundering herd its dennis the vizsla dog hay it luks like sibe quentin wil remayn sekyoor for the forseeabul fyootcher gud job!!! pleez thank yore dada for his kind wurds abowt owr sister trixie she wuz the bestest dog and we wil miss her!!! ok bye

  2. Vincent porrazzo on December 12, 2015 at 4:00 am

    Most of the sibes seem to have blue ir yellow tags now, except for Typhoon. Are these new?

    • The Thundering Herd on December 12, 2015 at 6:49 am

      The blue tags are our rabies tags. They are color coded based on year issued, so some of us have different colors.

      The yellow tags are our tracking chip tags if the chip was put in by our vet.

      Typhoon has such tags . . . when he is wearing his collar. He happens to be “naked” in that picture.

      To make it more confusing, we have different collars. At home, when we wear collars, we wear break-away collars. Many years ago, Natasha and Rusty were play wrestling at Hu-Dad’s feet when Rusty’s jaw got caught in Natasha’s collar. It was one of our scariest moments ever and Hu-Dad had to work hard to cut the collar away (Natasha was passing out from lack of air and Rusty almost broke his jaw). In reading, Hu-Dad discovered that a number of dogs accidentally choke to death every year on collars. From that day forward, we have never worn anything except breakaway collars at home ( – we don’t receive any money from them ). Those collars have our rabies and tracking tags.

      When hiking, we wear martingale collars. Usually, we are wearing BOTH collars at that point, so you will often see pictures of us with both collars, but only the martingale is attached to a leash.

      Both the martingale and breakaway collars have our ID tags with Hu-Dad’s cell phone number in case he ever gets lost. Those tags don’t dangle but are attached directly to the collar.

      And now you know our secret collar and tag rules.

      • Vincent porrazzo on December 22, 2015 at 4:40 am

        Thanks for the clear explanation about the tags and additional info on breakaway collars.

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