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Walking Wednesday

February 4, 2009 |

Walking Wednesday as filmed on Sunday (Yes, the Blue Ridge Parkway in our area is closed for the winter due to ice and snow at the higher elevations, so no worries about traffic):

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Competition of the Class Clowns

February 3, 2009 |

Something about my red-headed boys, but they are always in a competition to see who is the biggest class clown.  Take this picture (which I could have cropped to show off Cheoah).  Exactly what face is Rusty trying to do?  And why is Kodiak doing his imitation of the Hunchback?  Stormy of the A04 must be…

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Resting Peacefully After a Hike

February 2, 2009 |

After a long hike, there is nothing quite like some peace and quiet to relax in, as Kiska so elegantly demonstrates. And, if you are so inclined, you can drift off to sleep as Qannik eagerly shows: And, if you are the class clown, you throw all caution to the wind.  We give you Rusty: Ever…

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Jumping the Log

February 1, 2009 |

Remember the post back several days ago when Kiska paused before making the jump over a log.  Well, we were on the same trail yesterday and Kiska would like to redeem herself:  

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A Different Walking Video

January 30, 2009 |

Many bloggers have been sharing walking videos, led by Khyra.  Today, even though it is not “Walking Wednesday,” we wanted to share a special walking video. One firm rule at Chez Herd is that every dog is walked every day.  On the weekends, the walks tend to be longer hikes on some of the various…

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Fifth Picture Tag

January 28, 2009 |

Our good friend Maverick tagged us in a game going around the internet, so we decided we needed to play.  The rules, in case you missed them, are really simple – Open a file folder, click on the fifth folder and then the fifth photo.  Post the photo and describe it. First, we had a minor challenge.…

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Effects of a Really Good Hike

January 26, 2009 |


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Very Different Working Breed

January 23, 2009 |

We have shown you the Sled Dogs and the Herding Dogs from Winterfest, but we saw a very different working breed while we were there as well.   We were able to get really, really close to him.  We were able to sniff him.  Qannik tried to pee on him.  He seemed very friendly and…

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A Different Working Breed

January 22, 2009 |

We showed you yesterday some Siberians (and others) doing some pulling. Today, we feature a very different working breed. Though I know very little about herding dogs, I thought this demonstration at the Winterfest was fascinating: And, by the way, so did this Siberian fan:

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Serum Run Re-enactment Finish

January 21, 2009 |

Our visit to Winterfest was a blast and you saw yesterday that we saw some sledding dogs.  We also got to meet Iditarod veterans Bill Borden and Rodney Whaley. This is a large video file (sorry to non-broadband users) of about 3 minutes, but it is a video of the finishers in the Serum Run…

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Shocking Revelation from Winterfest

January 19, 2009 |

An innocent weekend of fun at a winter festival led to a shocking revelation for Rusty—what working breed really means.

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January 16, 2009 |

It is a perfect, balmy Siberian day here at Chez Herd, as evident by our hu-dad’s weather station: Two obvious things you learn about our hu-dad from that picture.  First, yes he is one of those “got to have every cool gadget” type of guys. And, second, yes he is one of those “cheap, don’t…

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