Post Storm Patrol

A late afternoon thunder boomer surprised us rolling over the mountains and delaying dinner, but Kiska still found time for a post storm patrol.

Looks like the storm has passed.

Looks like the storm has passed.

We had a beautiful, sunny day yesterday, but a late afternoon surprise rolled over the mountain ridges just as Hu-Dad was preparing our dinner. We had to declare a meal delay and waited for the thunder to roll away before dinner was finally served.

Still plenty of time for a post storm patrol.

Still plenty of time for a post storm patrol.

Don’t worry about any critters invading Sibe Quentin, though, because Miss Kiska still found time to patrol the border and declare everything safe before bedtime.

Yes, I am a cute but dedicated Security Chief.

Yes, I am a cute but dedicated Security Chief.

6 Comments

  1. Juno's mom on August 30, 2018 at 9:20 am

    That is a good shot of the two of them; Kiska focused on the yard and Qannik on the camera.

  2. All Things Collie on August 30, 2018 at 8:54 am

    I’ve never seen a husky with such long fur before seeing your Kiska. Have you seen others? Or is she your first?

    • The Thundering Herd on August 30, 2018 at 9:19 am

      First and probably only. That long coat is a nightmare to maintain, prone to matting and tangles and picking up every twig, burr, and leaf on a trail.

      The long coat is called a “wooly” in the Siberian Husky world. Technically, it is a fault in the breed caused by a recessive gene.

      The worst part about the coat for the breed is that it is far less effective in snow and ice than a normal Siberian Husky coat. Water can get under the guard hairs and freeze. She suffers from those obnoxious ice balls forming on her coat.

      So it is one of those pretty to look at, but no fun to have things.

  3. Lori on August 30, 2018 at 6:57 am

    Now that’s dedication from the senior security team. A security chief’s work is never done. Well done Miss Kiska and deputy Qannik!

  4. Jean B Burkhardt on August 30, 2018 at 6:16 am

    Good job Miss Kiska of monitoring the border patrol!!! You are awesome!

  5. Christina M Agans on August 30, 2018 at 6:03 am

    Love that photograph of Kiska & Qannik!!

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.

Halloween Costumes

October 31, 2014 |

We live on the top of a mountain at the end of a dirt road. We do not have trick-or-treaters show up at our house. Ever. Still, we do sometimes wonder what Halloween Costumes are appropriate for us.

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