Tuesday, January 31, 2006
While this is no tropical paradise, we've head an incredibly warm winter so far. Shirt sleeves in mid-January? Frito say "yahoo" since the parents are usually willing to take a lunch-time stroll. Here you can see Frito taking Alpha out for a walk, and Carol gives Frito a big spring-time hug.
Monday, January 30, 2006
Sunday, January 29, 2006
One of these two runners is cute -- and one looks really kinda goofy. You pick. Hey, don't say that winter running gear isn't getting used. It's been taken out once so far ;-) Hopefully more soon, since Frito just LOVES to run. Don't worry Alli, just short, easy runs.
Saturday, January 28, 2006
Friday, January 27, 2006
Thursday, January 26, 2006
Wednesday, January 25, 2006
Tuesday, January 24, 2006
Monday, January 23, 2006
Sunday, January 22, 2006
Oops. I lost track of the days, and am posting this late (sorry Alli). OK, so now that I've done my mea culpa (who says I don't know Latin), you job is to pick out the bear on Alli's bed. Isn't Frito just as cute as a stuffed animal? Even cuter! And more interactive too!
Saturday, January 21, 2006
Friday, January 20, 2006
This is the problem when you have short Terrier legs, and the wind has been blowing all night. Some places the snow is pretty much down to the ground, but in other places ... oh well, that's why I have this sweater on! Now if Mom can just make me some doggy hip waders, I'll be all set ;-)
Thursday, January 19, 2006
Wednesday, January 18, 2006
Here is Frito checking out Alli's room at home. Carol brought in the heavy equipment, and it is now clean as a whistle. Check out the mural that Carol painted when we got back from Germany (with Alli's help). Quite a room. Consider the pictures a bonus for my delay in posting this Frito-a-Day ;-)
Tuesday, January 17, 2006
It was a beautiful day, but bitterly cold and windy. Carol decided to opt out of the walk, when I mentioned it would be good to take some photos. Even Frito eventually got his fill when his paws got chilled. But in the meantime, Frito had a ball in the apple orchard. Running through the snow drifts. Dancing with the shadows. Ears blowing in the wind. And such a handsome fellow, don't you think?
Monday, January 16, 2006
Well, we needed to be reminded of WARM weather, because here in New England, we just dropped from over 60 degrees down to 2 degrees in less than two days. What a rude awakening to winter again. But Frito reminds us that this too shall pass, and it won't be that long before it's so warm in the sun that his air conditioner tongue comes out again.
Sunday, January 15, 2006
Yesterday it was 50 degrees here in southern NH. Last night we were awakend by sleet blown against the windows. Then the power went out, and Frito wouldn't even step outside as the sleet had turned to snow, and drifted to six inches over the door threshold.
Such is winter in New England; this is either wonderous or ridiculous, depending on your perspective. Frito is still waiting to go to the bathroom ;-) But soon this is what he will look like. He just loves the snow, so long as it's Frito that makes the blizzard.
Saturday, January 14, 2006
Friday, January 13, 2006
Thursday, January 12, 2006
We're having a mid-January thaw, and some nice almost-Spring-like weather. Frito says "yeah, man" because that means it's more likely to get Mom and Dad out for a walk. Here we explore some fields and woods around our neighborhood. Frito says "very cool." Carol says "oh God, it's the camera again."
Wednesday, January 11, 2006
This is Frito basking in the winter sun in our kitchen/dining area. It really does get nice and toasty. Do you think he is thinking about Alli, who is perhaps also basking in the winter sun, except that she's in Hawaii?!! Perhaps not. Frito prefers it on the cool side.
Tuesday, January 10, 2006
Monday, January 09, 2006
Sunday, January 08, 2006
My friend Dan has been visiting us from Germany. Things always work out, because while Frito is missing his girl Alli (now safely in Hawaii), he gets some extra affection from Dan, his God-Dog. Or is Frito Dan's God-Dog? I can never remember. Anyway, here's the story from back in April 2004:
A week ago we set out on the same hike [Purgatory Falls]. As you might imagine, it is a big event for Allison's dog, Frito -- the highlight of his week. Last weekend was right after all the rain, so the river was a torrent. Dan worried about Frito, but I had my leash, so what could happen? Well, to get around some underbrush we had to navigate due to the swollen river, I took Frito temporarily off the leash. When we got back to the riverbank -- before the leash was reattached -- Frito spotted the world's largest beaver. And those that know Frito knows he will harass any animal, no matter the size. The beaver was unfazed, and just waddled into the river. And now the problem -- Frito follows him. The current is very strong, and Frito was struggling to get back to shore. I'm looking for a stick and then -- SPLASH! -- Dan dives in, fully clothed, cell phone and all, to rescue Frito.And that is the story of how Frito became Dan's God-Dog (or vice versa ;-)
You might guess that the water was a little cold. And the air was a little cold too. So we hi-tailed it out of there to avoid hypothermia. Well, obviously Frito survived. And the cell phone even survived. But we could only imagine the headlines the next day: Man beats cancer only to drown while saving dog. But fortunately that was in some other quantum universe, and not this one. In this one, everyone lives happily ever after.
Saturday, January 07, 2006
Frito is redefining sheik. Here is what all fashionable Yorkies are wearing this winter: snow balls!
We took Frito up to our cottage yesterday (long story short, got the car stuck, but somehow we managed to survive and there was no cannibalism involved).
Anyway ... we thought there would be snowmobile tracks for Frito to walk on, but instead there was about 4 inches of new powder. And Frito has 4 inch legs -- you do the math.
Carol is going to try and design some doggie-hip-waders to see if we can help him out next time. Frito does love the snow.
Friday, January 06, 2006
Where's my girl? Well, Frito, she left at 5:00 AM yesterday morning, but she's still enroute to Chaminade. Plane broke in Chicago, so Alli's with a few hundred of her closest friends trying to get meal vouchers and hotel accommodations. Oh well -- Frito, you'd be proud becuase she is handling it like a trooper.
Thursday, January 05, 2006
Alli says goodbye to Frito as she gets ready to jet off to Hawaii for college. Frito is a little concerned about all of the luggage and early morning preparations. He will miss his girl, and she will miss him. But hey, that's what Frito-a-Day was made for. Good luck Alli, we love you!
Wednesday, January 04, 2006
Tuesday, January 03, 2006
Monday, January 02, 2006
Sunday, January 01, 2006
Here's a great picture of Alli and her dog Frito. It's from when she said good-bye for her summer studies last year. And since Alli will be leaving for warmer weather in just a few days, it seems like a nice photo with which to ring in the new year.
Happy New Year, Alli and Frito. We'll be sure to keep the Frito-a-Day blog up to date, right Frito?