Friday, June 30, 2006

Frito strikes a pose

This is Frito at one of the ponds near our cottage as we were taking a break during one of our runs. Nice of Frito to pose for me on the rock, don't you think? He's such a stud.

The Swimmer

Swimming at Tucker Pond. Nothing better (except now maybe swimming at home). But anyways, Frito is intent on getting back to the shore, so "outta my way Alpha".

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Frito meditates

There he is, Mr. Zen dog. What, did you think you would find him sitting on a zazen cushion with his paws crossed? Oh come on, don't be ridiculous. Instead, see him in the grass, with his eyes closed, simply "being". Now you know ;-)

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Let sleeping dogs lie

Frito is very tired after playing in Tucker Pond. Now he needs to rest in the sun on the deck. Shhh. Don't wake him. He needs his beauty sleep. Nah, he's already pegged the cute meter.

Monday, June 26, 2006

Dad and Frito

Frito says, "OMG Alpha, you are squeezing the daylights out of me. Can't you see my tongue hanging out? Please lift that adorably handsome face off of me." Hey, I just write what Frito tells me.

Sunday, June 25, 2006

Hiding in the grass

Shhh. Be berry, berry quiet. I'm hiding from that rascally Alpha. He'll never find me over here.

Saturday, June 24, 2006

Say what?

Say what? I'm sorry, can you repeat that? It seems that Alpha has been playing with my ears again! Will he ever grow up? Do you see what I have to put up with? Alli, rescue me!

Friday, June 23, 2006

Finger-lickin' good

Can you guess what this is? Well, I guess the title kinda gives it away. That's Frito's shadow licking my fingers on the kithcen floor -- well, I mangled the sentence, but you get the idea. And then a little playing in iPhoto to jack up the contrast, adjust the color, and voila -- our own blue dog Frito (sounds like a rock & roll band). I'm sure it will be famous some day ;-)

Thursday, June 22, 2006

The cutest face

Well isn't that the cutest face you ever saw? Which one? Why both of them, of course! You don't think I'm stupid, now do you?

Sitting on the lap of my girl

Sung to the tune of
(Sitting on) the Dock of the Bay,
by Otis Redding
Sittin' in the morning sun
I'll be sittin' when the evening comes
Watching the boat go 'round
Yes, I watch it go around Tucker Pond, yeah
I'm sittin' on the lap of the girl
Watching the shore just twirl
Ooh, I'm just sittin' on the lap of my girl wastin' time

I left my home in upstate
Headed for the Crispy abode
'Cos I had nothing to live for
But then into Alli's car I rode
So I'm just gonna sit on the lap of my girl
Watching the breeze just whirl
Ooh, I'm sittin' on the lap of my girl wastin' time

Don't want nothing to change
Make sure everything remains the same
I think maybe I died and went to dog heaven
So I guess I'll remain the same, listen

Sittin' here resting my bones
And this girl of mine won't leave me alone, listen
To all my neighbors I've roamed
Just to make this cottage my home
Now I'm just gonna sit on the lap of my girl
Watching the 'skeeters just swirl
Ooh wee, I'm sittin' on the lap of my girl wastin' time

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Sometimes I just sits

Frito is taking a break from his frog terrorizing campaign. And so he "just sits" looking cute. I don't think he's planning out his next attack plan. I think he "just sits". Ah, to be a dog, and to have your very own pond, dutifully stocked with frogs. Life is good.

Monday, June 19, 2006

Dog days of summer

It's getting pretty hot out there, and it's not even summer yet! But Frito has ways of cooling off at Tucker Pond. Like taking out the inflatable lounge chair for a spin in the water. And then swimming of course. He was having fun.

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Cleaning my moustache

Here's a dapper fellow, right after his haircut. And he just had dinner as well, so now it's time for a little moustache grooming. Need to keep up the image, you know.

Saturday, June 17, 2006

Scaredy dog

Who the heck is this dog? That can't be Frito. He's cowering in the corner. That's after our neice's daughter decided to befriend Frito. Then of course Frito had to try to eat Mia. It wasn't a pretty sight. Look at that scaredy dog.

Friday, June 16, 2006

Steve, Frito, and a beer

I've got my (er, Alli's) Frito and a beer, what more could I ask for? Hope you all have a great soon-to-be-summer weekend.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

My new driveway

Yes, I'm a little shaggy, I know. But the driveway just got paved, and Alpha said it had cooled enough for me to go on it. It is still nice and warm -- I consider it my own personal hot tub (kinda/sorta). And I'm really happy, can't you tell?

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Froggy legs on the ground

After you go swimming in the pond, you need to roll somewhere to dry off. No towel? No problem! That's what the dirt and grass are for. And you finish it off with some froggy legs (hind legs stretched out in back while you crawl on your belly along the ground), and then stick out your tongue at the camera. Voila! Dirty, happy, wet, smelly, but cute anyways, dog. We love him anyway we can get him!

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Chillin' in the command chair

Still at the cottage, and now Frito -- creature of habit that he is -- has decided to recline on the command chair. This time Carol is the lucky winner of the Frito presence. Why we call it the 'command chair' is another story.

Monday, June 12, 2006

I'm with my girl

It was a little grey outside, but anything was better than rain! We were up at the cottage, and Frito was doing one of his most favorite things -- takin' a ride in the big boat. And he's with his girl, so could life really get any better than this?

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Frito and Froggy

This is one of Frito's favorite toys. You can see here he is trying to help Frito's leg heal (it is almost all better now). Frito really loves Froggy -- unfortunately, Frito really loves to try and kill Froggy. That's not really very nice. Ah, instinct is a tough thing to control.

Saturday, June 10, 2006

The cutest guy around

Here's an early entry for the 10th. Just shows how guilty I was -- I need to get ahead of the posting curve. And blogger is not letting me set the posting date like it used to (OK, now I've figured it out).

Anyway, isn't this just the cutest guy around? I can't get over it -- he should have been in pictures -- oh wait, he is!

Friday, June 09, 2006

Frito and Mr. T

OK, OK, we're back. I was just informed that Alli had moved her "home page" from Frito-a-Day to Google -- talk about guilt. We can't have that, now, can we? OK, Alli, you can move it back now ;-)

In this new entry, we have Frito sitting by our newly finished pond. And in the background, perhaps you can see "Mr. T" -- that's one of the three turtles that now live in the pond. We also have lots of frogs, and literally thousands of tadpoles (from the Great American Toad mating, but that's another story).

Frito likes his wildlife -- so much so he'd like to have some turtle sushi. But we keep telling him "no". And Mr. T seems smarter than that -- usually stays in the middle of the pond, or more often than not, under water. Now the frogs ... let's just say its a good thing there are quite a few of them.