Navigator, Co-Pilot or Captain?

Queen Natasha has always claimed the prime seat in the Herd’s limousine (Jeep Wrangler), but is she the navigator, co-pilot or captain?

Notice the traffic ahead, Hu-Dad. Keep your eyes on the road.

Notice the traffic ahead, Hu-Dad. Keep your eyes on the road.

Each member of The Herd has a reserved seat in the Jeep. Natasha’s is sitting just behind – and in the middle – of the driver and passenger seats. She has been known to yell at the Hu-Dad when he takes a wrong turn (for example, away from a favorite hiking trail).

All clear. You can merge now.

All clear. You can merge now.

Hu-Dad has always referred to her as the navigator. In one of those moments of realizing his place in the pack, however, Hu-Dad began to suspect that Natasha might be the captain of this ship while Hu-Dad is the mere pilot.

Check that speedometer. We aren't trying to do zoomies.

Check that speedometer. We aren’t trying to do zoomies.


  1. All Things Collie on September 7, 2016 at 12:23 pm

    With such a beautiful Captain, I’m sure he doesn’t mind the bump in status!

  2. Sea Wolf on September 7, 2016 at 10:18 am

    Lol. She is the Queen and she allows you to be nothing more than her lowly chauffeur. And she will yell when you do not respond correctly to subliminal siberian suggestion.

  3. Pat and Rebel on September 7, 2016 at 8:32 am

    Of course she is the Captain and a Queen has to have someone drive her so Hu-Dad is allowed to be the pilot.

  4. Lori on September 7, 2016 at 7:27 am

    Some-dog has to keep everyone in line Captain Queen!

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