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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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Walking Wednesday

January 14, 2009 |

In a tribute to our pal, Khyra, here is our own version of Walking Wednesday (filmed on Sunday) as demonstrated by Natasha, Qannik and Kiska. Notice that the walk is interrupted by a really good smell: And what happens when the dogs come to a tree that has fallen across the trail. They gracefully leap…

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Mud Bath

January 13, 2009 |

Queen Natasha the Evil says if you’re going to get a little dirty, you might as well go for the full-scale mud bath and enjoy yourself.

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Natural Freckles

January 12, 2009 |

Unlike his siblings with the Mud Freckles, Rusty would like to remind everyone he has natural freckles (a/k/a Pickle Nose) just like his buddy Dave!  (Being a red head, they are a lighter than Dave’s, so click on the picture to get a close up).

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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.  

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Frigid Friday

January 9, 2009 |

This morning is perfect Siberian weather, as seen from the front porch: View over to the next ridge   Looking down to the creek   Natasha and Kiska stop digging long enough for a picture   Kodiak sniffing the wind  

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