Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Just a baby mountain

As you can see, Mt. Kearsarge is just a baby mountain. Not even a 3,000 footer. We need to get Frito out this summer and tackle some more challenging mountains. He'd just love it!

Monday, February 27, 2006

Frito reaches the top

Here's Frito on the top of Mt. Kearsarge. A windy place, but guaranteed to cool you off on a hot summer day. Though it is a little hazy today, there is still a nice view from this otherwise barren top. A nice place for Frito to run around and cool off.

Sunday, February 26, 2006

Heading up Mt. Kearsarge

Here is Frito heading up the Mt. Kearsarge trail, one of his favorite outings. A nice easy hike that takes you through wooded trails and over granite outcroppings to the barren (and windy) top. Any day is a good day when you climb a mountain.

Saturday, February 25, 2006

Green eyes behind bars

Here is ol' Green Eyes behind bars - busted for being too cute. Or maybe too shaggy in this photo. He often sits on the stairs looking down on all of those creatures that are "below" him, and of course, you know, that's us! No, no, wait -- I'm the Alpha, and Frito's the Omega. Gotta remember that.

On Alli's Bed

A beautiful dog on a beautiful quilt on a beautiful girl's bed. Frito must be looking for Alli. Don't worry Frito -- she sees you almost every day on the blogosphere! Oh yeah, speaking of Alli and the blogosphere, you can check out her brand new blog: Alli's Awesome Adventures, or via the links section, and see what she's been up to!


It's the ellusive - but very famous - "froggylegs". This is when Frito kicks out his back legs and gets his belly right on the ground, and then shimmies forward for a combo stretch and belly rub. I'll have to keep my eye out for a better photo, but to date, this is the only one I've got! Now that's hard to believe.

Frito on a rock

Here is Frito up on a nice lichen-covered rock in the conservation field neighboring our house. He looks like he's thinking about pouncing down on some unsuspecting prey. But I think he's really just avoiding the camera ;-)

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Hi Alli, how are you?

Hi Alli, how are you doing? I was just sittin' up here on my sofa perch thinking about you. I sure hope you are having fun in Hawaii. You would be proud of what a good job your parents are doing taking care of me. Just look at my new haircut. Aren't I adorable?


Oh boy, the Greenies continue. There was a moment, for an hour or two, where Frito's parents were considering foregoing the Greenies becuase of the bad press that was coming out. But we watch him carefully, and Frito seems to really enjoy his treat each night. Let the good times roll.

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Frito saying "Goodbye" to Alli

Due to my Dad's internet issues, I decided to post one of my favorite pictures and save him the trouble. Here I am about to depart to Nova Scotia for a five week French immersion program. Lyssy and Emily, my next door neighbors, and of course Frito are wishing me luck! You can even see that Frito is smiling! He's so cute!

Monday, February 20, 2006

This here is "my" squeaky bone

This is Frito, guarding with his paw, his favorite squeaky bone. Unless you plan to play with him, don't mess with it ;-)

As for logistics: good news: computer is fixed; bad news: hotel does not have internet. Your patience is appreciated.

Saturday, February 18, 2006

Frito is outstanding in his field

Yes, he certainly is, as well as king of his domain. Surveying the lower fourty. And such a magnificent creature.

I hope to be able to keep posting Frito-a-Day, but on the plane ride out to Japan, I broke off something in the recharging plug. So if I can't get that fixed, I'm toast once my battery juice is used up. Wish me luck.

Friday, February 17, 2006

Sometimes I runs, and sometimes I walks

Frito continues his excellent training. He will be the best behaved dog when Alli sees him this summer. Here's a shot when he was just a little too tired for running, so instead, Frito saunters.

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Oh Boy, Out for a Walk

Well, we are both home now, and able to take Frito out for his daily walk. You can see he is a happy camper (but then he almost always is). Our routine now is to let him run free on our street and in the fields, but on the main road, we are keeping him on a short leash, and teaching him good manners (walking right at our side). He is such a smart boy, this training will be very easy.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Run, Frito, Run

Here's Frito in his "I'm so excited to run around outside" mode. Carol and I each received our "boy am I happy to see you guys" greeting after our long adventure. Frito's just such a happy guy. And glad to have continuous company again.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Valentine's Kiss

OK, It's Valentine's Day. So how about a nice, wet, slobber. Come on. Pucker up! Happy Valentine's Day, Alli. Frito says he want's to be your Valentine (and vice versa)!

Monday, February 13, 2006

Mom and Frito say Hi

By the time I get this posted, Frito and Carol should be reunited, hence the photo selection. And I suspect Frito may look a little ticked off (as in this picture) that we galavanted our way to Hawaii for over a week. But we got to see Alli, and that was good. And our very generous neighbors, and in particular the J-man, gave Frito lots of attention, so life is good for all. New pictures when I return home on Wednesday.

Sunday, February 12, 2006

See you later, Alli-gator

As we wrap up our Classic Frito week, and our trip to Hawaii, we have to say goodbye to Alli. What a wonderful location to be going to college! Of course, Alli misses her Frito, but that would be true anywhere. So we'll keep the Frito-a-day photos coming, and will have to take a whole bunch of new pictures when we get home. Love you Alli.

Saturday, February 11, 2006

Rollin', rollin', rollin'

Here is Frito after a nice swim in Tucker Pond. He looks for his towel in the sun, and then starts "rollin', rollin', rollin'". He usually does a few "froggy legs" as well to dry off his belly, but we'll have to save that for another picture, since I can't find one of those.

And if you were curious about the old TV series theme sone lyrics, they are below (yes, I know 'doggies' in this context are cattle, but hey, Frito's never seen the reruns):

Rollin', rollin', rollin'
Though the streams are swollen
Keep them doggies rollin'
Rain and wind and weather
Hell-bent for leather
Wishin' my gal was by my side.
All the things I'm missin',
Good vittles, love, and kissin',
Are waiting at the end of my ride

Move 'em on, head 'em up
Head 'em up, move 'em on
Move 'em on, head 'em up
Count 'em out, ride 'em in,
Ride 'em in, count 'em out,
Count 'em out, ride 'em in

Keep movin', movin', movin'
Though they're disapprovin'
Keep them doggies movin'
Don't try to understand 'em
Just rope, throw, and brand 'em
Soon we'll be living high and wide.
My hearts calculatin'
My true love will be waitin',
Be waitin' at the end of my ride.


Friday, February 10, 2006

Frito and ferns

Frito loves to be outside. Here he is in the woods, probably on a run near Tucker Pond. He loves to be on the wooded trails able to run without a leash. Until, that is, Alpha decides to stop for a photo op ;-)

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Up close and personal

Now here's a real cutie pie. Look at that face. Don't you want to just give him a big hug? Frito you are the best!

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Here comes Frito-Jaws

In the summer, Frito likes to visit Tucker Pond. Here the games of fetch involve swimming. Frito jumps off the shore and swims out to grab one or another play toy, and then brings it right back to shore. A nice way to cool off on hot summer days. Frito is a very good swimmer!

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

In the beginning

Continuing with the "classic Frito-a-day" theme, here's one when Frito was just a youngster -- taken back in 2002. He looks quite dapper even at that early age, don't you think? Lucky for us he was model material ;-)

Monday, February 06, 2006

"My, what big ears you have ..."

If Frito had auditioned for the role of the "Big Bad Wolf", I'm quite sure he would have gotten it. Of course then they'd have to call him the "Rather Petite, Really Quite Adorable, Yorkshire Terrier", and there would have been no room left for "Little Red Riding Hood" (instead, we would have shortened it to "Alli").

Sunday, February 05, 2006

Do I have Something in my Teeth?

This week will be a "Frito classic" week, since I'm on travel and new photos are not an option. Here Frito says the immortal words of Jim Carrey "Do I Have Something in my Teeth"? Yes, Frito, you do, but I am much too polite to point that out to you.

Saturday, February 04, 2006

Be Sure To Take My Good Side

Frito is a patient photo model, most of the time. He knows we are capturing pictures for his girl, Alli, so he puts up with Alpha always snapping a photo or two or ten! "Just be sure," Frito says, "to edit well and always show my good side." Frito, every side is your good side!

Friday, February 03, 2006

How indignant

Frito never relishes the "putting on of the sweater" prelude to a winter walk. He thinks it is just so undignified. He's really not sure his little legs are meant to bend this way and that so as to fit through the sweater holes. Some people will put up with just about anything to get their daily walk!

Frito strikes a pose

Here's Frito showing off for the camera, perched atop the stone wall at the top of our driveway. He looks very much like a terrier. And so handsome with his sweater on, don't you think?

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Frito Skidoo

Here comes Frito bounding through the snow. Just like a Frito Ski-doo. He loves to run, even when the snow is a little deep, and in that case he justs hops around like a bunny rabbit. Great that he's got his fur trimmed recently, so no more snow balls.