We are often asked why we hike so much. As a long-time Siberian Husky owner, hu-dad is a big fan of Rule # 1 – A Tired Sibe is a Good Sibe. But they say a picture is worth a thousand words. This was taken shortly after we returned home yesterday from our morning hike:
P.S. – And, yes, this applies to any breed.
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We often tell you how mean and cruel our hu-dad is. Nothing got us more sympathy than our story of how the chaise lounge pillow “accidentally” lost its stuffing and the hu-dad replaced it with a piece of plywood. Ok, there was Frankencouch and its furniture replacement, but the chaise lounge is our focus today.
Anyway, the hu-dad thinks plywood is perfectly fine for us to lay on, but when he sits on the chaise lounge, he brings a pillow to lean against. He did that this weekend but then had to go inside for a few minutes. Guess what he found upon his return . . .
A very Happy Tenth Birthday to our fearless leader. No, not the hu-dad, he is waaaaaaaaay older than that. We mean Queen Natasha the Evil.
QNTE is the only member of the current Herd who came here as a puppy (and the only one whom we know the actual birthday). All of eight weeks old, she was quite clear about her proper place in the pack.
From the very beginning, the current reining Queen, Nikita, took little Princess Natasha under her wing and taught her all the evil ways of leading the Herd. Natasha would follow Nikita everywhere, usually just by clamping onto her neck and being drug from place to place.
Most of the advantage of being Queen is being totally unapologetic about any trouble that is caused. If you just look confident, who can ever get mad?
And one of the great pleasures of being Queen – you can act like a kid any time you want to.
So, we hope everyone will join us for some cake and wish Queen Natasha the Evil a very Happy Tenth Birthday!