The Dreaded Snow Thief

We finally receive a real snow fall during this warm, weird winter, and the dreaded snow thief has already started stealing our precious snow.

Kiska's security patrols are still in deep snow. - stopping the snow thief

Kiska’s security patrols are still in deep snow.

Much of Sibe Quentin is still covered in cold, glorious snow several inches deep. But we have also had several days of sunshine and slightly above freezing temperatures. The result is that our sunning spots are once again grassy.

The comfort of grass and sun.

The comfort of grass and sun.

You probably noticed, however, that not everyone is looking particularly concerned about the snow thief’s work.

Don't look so stressed out there, Cheesewhiz.

Don’t look so stressed out there, Cheesewhiz.


The Valentine’s cards have started arriving along with $55 in donations to Sarge’s Animal Rescue Foundation. Cheoah and Qannik are off to an early lead in fundraising with Cheoah $5 ahead of Qannik.

Lots of time, though, for those results to change. To participate, just mail a Valentine to any of the dogs (or all of them!) at Dog’s Name, PO Box 1835, Maggie Valley, NC 28751. If you wish, enclose your tax deductible contribution made out to Sarge’s Animal Rescue Foundation and we will see that they get 100% of the donations.

Every day, Sarge’s rescues homeless dogs and cats and guides to them to new homes. Mack is one of those great examples and is looking for a forever home.

What a face!

What a face!

Mack is one of Sarge’s “special” kitties, meaning that his adoption fee is waived when we find the right home. He is a senior, about 10 years old, and has a thyroid issue, requiring once daily medication. The medicine is not expensive, and he takes it easily. Fun fact about Mack: He actually says “hello” very clearly when he is greeting people.

To find out more about Mack or any of the adoptable dogs and cats at Sarge’s, just visit their website for all the details and an application for adoption.

5 Comments

  1. Dennis the Vizsla on January 31, 2016 at 6:12 pm

    hello thundering herd its dennis the vizsla dog hay yoo guys shud all gang up on this snow theef i am shoor he is no match for all of yoo put together!!! yoo wood be just like the avengers!!! only with siberians!!! ok bye

  2. Yosemite Fox Mika on January 30, 2016 at 9:09 pm

    Special request for your hudad: can you get a video of Mack saying “hello”? Humom is very interested in hearing a cat say “hello.” She’s allergic to cats, so she doesn’t have much interaction with them and she finds their personalities intriguing. She’s like a dog who meets a cat for the first time and has no clue what to do around them. BOL!

  3. Mom, Ice'n Ebby on January 28, 2016 at 4:08 pm

    Mom sez: We’re kind of in the same boat here, snow-wise. Where normally, we have anywhere from three to five feet of snow here in the Peace Country of Northern British Columbia by this time, I think we’ve had MAYBE a foot so far this winter, all told. Looks like it could be a rough fire season ahead for us.

  4. All Things Collie on January 28, 2016 at 10:42 am

    We still have snow here, but there are also large patches of grass now too. I’m sure there will be more snow soon.

  5. Lori on January 28, 2016 at 8:22 am

    Awww sweet Sibes what happened to all your beautiful snow!!!!

Leave a Comment





Read Another Story

← Back One Story ◊ OR ◊ Forward One Story →

This Week's Thundering Herd Special Features

Monday Musing

Weekly thoughts from our Hu-Dad with the latest updates on his writing projects, the books he's reading, and a gratuitous dog photo of us.

Wobbly Weather Wardrobe

October 2, 2022

With the ever-changing temperatures during the autumn months, I need varied clothing to complete my wobbly weather wardrobe.

Way Back Wednesday

Each week, we reach back into our vault of over 4,700 previous posts and share a favorite. We hope you enjoy this look back.

Finding Shade

April 24, 2010 |

Kiska says that on hot, sunny, spring days, you have to find shade wherever you can. Thanks Big Brother Kodiak.

Visit Millerton, a fictional small town near Asheville NC, via D.K. Wall's novels. Ordinary people. Extraordinary events.