Why We Do Security Patrols

Tuesday afternoon, Hu-Dad snapped some photos of us handling security patrols. Tuesday evening, he saw quite openly why we take our security patrols seriously.

Security Alert - Northeast Sector

Security Alert – Northeast Sector

As any regular reader knows, Chief of Security Kiska insists on regular patrols of our perimeter. And when something is seen, smelled, or sensed, we respond in force to defend our turf.

The entire perimeter is searched several times a day.

The entire perimeter is searched several times a day.

But why do we worry so much about security? Shortly after sunset last night, Hu-Dad glanced out his study window and saw the following sight.

Our neighbors - mom and four cubs - checking to see if the blackberries are ready yet.

Our neighbors – mom and four cubs – checking to see if the blackberries are ready yet.

In case you were wondering, we were all inside at the time and Hu-Dad didn’t even tell us they were wandering around. He totally fails security protocol, doesn’t he? Anyway, if we had been outside, they would never have appeared, so we hold up our side of security.

The best security team around.

The best security team around.

4 Comments

  1. Melon on June 6, 2016 at 1:36 am

    Oh, wow! I bet KB of the Rockies would be happy to see that!

  2. Mom, Ice'n Ebby on June 1, 2016 at 2:14 pm

    Mom sez: I’ve heard that bear scent is very hard to disguise, and that it “permeates” the air for hours. It’s a wonder the Herd didn’t get a whiff of it the moment they got outside.

  3. Juno's mom on June 1, 2016 at 11:25 am

    (Wow, four cubs.) How has the herd reacted to them in the past?

  4. Lori on June 1, 2016 at 7:44 am

    Kudos to the greatest security team in Sibe-dom!!!!

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.

Exploding Oatmeal And Broken Water Lines

June 26, 2022

The dog didn’t eat my homework, but exploding oatmeal and broken water lines sure interfered with my novel writing this week.

Way Back Wednesday

Each week, we reach back into our vault of over 4,500 previous posts and share a favorite. We hope you enjoy this look back.

Is It Dinner Time Yet?

July 16, 2013 |

Natasha, Kiska and Qannik ask the most important question asked every day here at Chez Herd – Is it dinner time yet?

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