Ground Disturbance

With the warm weather of the last few days, we have detected a ground disturbance in the yard that requires our attention.

What do I hear (and ignore the dripping water from my chin)?
What do I hear (and ignore the dripping water from my chin)?

In mid-slurp from the water bucket (which explains the water), Cheoah’s ears perked up. She knew she heard something of interest. But was she the only one?

Wait. What was that?
Wait. What was that?

After weeks of freezing temperatures, we have been celebrating a week of spring-like weather. Most of our snow has melted and the ground is thawing. Much to Hu-Dad’s chagrin, that means the underground critters like voles have started moving about which makes for some very interested Siberian Huskies.

Cheoah and Landon zeroing in on the ground disturbance.
Cheoah and Landon zeroing in on the ground disturbance.


  1. nicole tester on February 7, 2019 at 3:28 pm

    I think winter is not over…those Voles better get ready for another nap!

  2. Laura Yager on February 6, 2019 at 8:17 pm

    Beautiful Cheoh, you help keep those evil Voles out of your yard! They will destroy the Herds’ territory. Although, if you start digging, Hu Dad might not be happy. Keep those Ears perked!

  3. Zoe on February 6, 2019 at 5:33 pm

    Ok the water shot may be my favorite

  4. jan on February 6, 2019 at 1:04 pm

    Yum! Underground lunch!!

  5. Jean Burkhardt on February 6, 2019 at 5:35 am

    What fun for Cheoah and Landon-looking for those VERY interesting critters they hear!!! Spring has sprung-if only for a little while!

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.

Important Little Stories

June 19, 2022

We focus so much on epic events, but sometimes it’s the smaller things in life that are the truly important little stories.

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.

Mud Freckles

January 10, 2009 |

Lots of snow, lots of rain, muddy roads, four-wheel drive, and an open jeep window.  This is when a dog should not hold their head out of the window, as demonstrated by Natasha and Kodiak as they show off their Mud Freckles.  

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