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Walking in the Rain

In a nod to our pal, Khyra, we present Walking Wednesday, except its Saturday, if that makes any sense.  It was a rainy, foggy, cool, dreary Saturday here.  In other words, absolutely perfect Siberian weather. So, we, of course, went hiking. This is headed back down the trail and the black and white team (left…
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Goofballs

Today is dedicated to resident goofballs Kodiak and Qannik. First, they both tried to be lapdogs at the same time.  Mind you, that is 115 pounds (52 kg) of dog between the two of them. And then Kodiak tried to taste the camera: And Qannik was testing my ability to focus close up (I failed):…
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Fall

Stepped out onto the porch this morning and felt the cool breeze, saw the fog hugging the mountain tops, and smelled fall in the air.  Then I noticed that the leaves had just started to change.  The first hint of color: No wonder the Herd has been insane all week – Fall is here!
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Cooler Weather = Crazier Sibes

The weather started changing about two weeks ago.  The highs are barely getting to 70 F (21 C) and the lows are approaching 40 F (5 C).  Not quite frost yet, though we should see our first frost in the next couple of weeks.  The leaves are starting to change with the maples just hinting…
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Panoramic View from Mt Pisgah

I got several emails after sharing the panoramic view from Craggy Pinnacle last week, so here is another one from Mt Pisgah which is just south of Asheville. In fairness, this is not quite a 360 degree view because there is a TV tower on the peak and I edited that section out. So call…
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Party Animals

You don’t want to believe it.  Who does?  But then you hear the rumors.  Your well behaved dogs are suddenly accused of bad behavior.  Did they really get into trouble?  Did it really happen?  But you can still deny it.  And, then, the proof.  The undeniable proof.  The . . . picture.  Sigh.  It must…
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An Award

Thank you to The Desert Pups who have nominated us for this really cool award: The rules of the award are: 1. The winner can put the logo on his or her blog. 2. Link the person you received your award from. 3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs. 4. Put links of those blogs…
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Walking is not Always Easy

Earlier this week, I posted a video showing The Herd walking down an abandoned road. Many of the comments and emails I received commented on how well behaved they were and how well they walked. The Herd was insulted. Behaved? Pleeeeeease! So, by popular request, some outtakes from walks: First up, Natasha would like to…
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360 View from Craggy Pinnacle

Today, we wanted to share why we like Craggy Pinnacle so much. We are all standing on the top of the Pinnacle at 5892 feet (1796 meters) above sea level looking out toward Craggy Dome (the nearest peak you see) and then panning to the west past Mount Mitchell (the highest peak in the Eastern…
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Message from Kiska

Kiska would like to be clear that she loves our hikes.  Fresh air, lots of cool smells, moving down a trail – it’s awesome.  But, at the end of a long day, she can get a little sleepy and start drifting off even though she is still on her feet: And then, after a long,…
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Siblings

Ok, none of The Herd are actual siblings, but I did enjoy these pictures of hanging out together.  First up are (left to right) Qannik, Kiska and Cheoah (with Kodiak sticking his head up in the back): Qannik, never one to be shy in front of the camera, moved up beside Kodiak for a second…
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Walking the Herd – Video

Ok, had to try a little Quicktime video action and let you get a good feel for what it is like from the operator viewpoint hiking the herd up an abandoned road we use regularly. From left to right, that is Rusty, Kodiak, Cheoah, Natasha, Qannik, and Kiska.
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