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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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Foggy Morning

Remember the picture I showed last week of Maggie Valley, the town where The Herd lives: I took the picture last week about 20 feet down the trail from where I took this picture this morning – essentially between the trees you see on the right and left of the picture below.  Yep, the fog…
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Qannik’s Adventure

The morning started out with loading Qannik into the Jeep, which he was great with until he realized he was the ONLY one in the Jeep.  That means only one thing – The Vet! Yes, it is time for Qannik’s rabies shot and annual exam so off we went.  When we got Qannik from the…
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Natasha Playing in the Sand

When we are out in public, I am always trying to make sure that the dogs are on their absolute best behavior.  After all, I consider them to be ambassadors of the Siberian Husky breed.  Many people think they are part wolf because of the markings, all sled dog because of Disney movies, or cuddly…
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