Thursday, August 31, 2006

Who's on the furniture?

There was a sign that said no pets on the furniture. Clearly they don't know who they are talking to; I am very careful and won't cause any problems. Besides, I'm adorable!

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Check out the new cottage

This is the new cottage -- just built in the last couple of years. Very nice, especially compared to the "rustic" one we had last time.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Right next door

Well guess what. We decided to stay at the same place on the way back home. Only this time we got the cottage on the left. Sure looks peaceful this morning.

Monday, August 28, 2006

Goes with any color

Now you might think these colors clash a bit, eh? But don't you think I manage to make them both look good? That's because I can go with any color.

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Can't touch the floor

Well the good news is they at least let me come on the tour (hey, I want to check out the university too). But they'll only let me come inside the buildings if Alpha is holding me. It's OK -- I got used to it.

Friday, August 25, 2006

Hydrate or die

Now we are back at Dalhousie for Alli's campus tour. It's still really hot, so I'm going to load up on the water.

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Frito cools off

It was still pretty hot in the sun, even on the water. So I found this cool fountain and thought I'd wander in for a quick drink and some cooled paws.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Down at the waterfront

After Alli's meeting, we checked out of our hotel and took a spin past the waterfront. Really nice. A big boardwalk with lots of restaurants and shops. We didn't have too much time there, but this is a nice aspect of Halifax.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Giving Frito a lift

Of course Alli will give Frito a lift. Who wouldn't want to give this cute guy a lift?

Monday, August 21, 2006

Please carry me

Well, there's been lots of walking so far. And frankly, I'm getting a little pooped. So hey, Alli, can you please carry me back to the hotel.

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Big dog on campus

Look out everybody -- there is a big dog on campus. Hey Alpha, be sure you get my good side. And check out the light -- I don't want my face to be too shiny. Yeah, lookin' good.

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Can you do this?

Speaking of tongues, and while we pass the time waiting for Alli, I'm just wondering if you can do this? Talent, man, we're talking talent here.

Friday, August 18, 2006

I'm hot!

OK, this great sunny weather is now making me very hot. And you know we dogs don't perspire (how gross), we just pant. This gives you a chance to see my tongue freckle. Pretty cool eh? (And how do you like my Canadian accent ;-)

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Waiting for my girl

Well, yes, actually I can complain. It sure seems to be taking Alli a long time in there.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

The outsiders

Now we get to visit Dalhousie again. Alli has some interview with some admissions lady. I don't really understand, except that they wouldn't let dogs in the administration building. So I'm stuck outside with Alpha waiting for my girl. But it sure is a beautiful day, so I guess I can't complain, right?

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Fetching the paper is easy!

Back from my morning walk now, and I think I'll fetch the paper for my parents. Oh look, somebody already did that. Boy, these guys have it made.

Monday, August 14, 2006

Why is this tiny room going down?

OK, Alpha is taking me out for my morning walk. I like walking through the hotel hallways, but am not too sure about this tiny room that goes up and down. Hey, whatever it takes to get to some grass.

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Dinner in the bathroom?

But what the heck? Dinner in the bathroom? Hey, would YOU like to eat dinner in the bathroom? Oh well, I guess we all pay a price to travel in style.

Saturday, August 12, 2006

Wow - my own hotel room!

This is really cool. Alli found a classy hotel that even takes pets. Check out this nice place. And once again, I get to be with my family

Checking out Dalhousie

Well, we finally arrived. This is the ultimate purpose of our road trip: to let Alli check out Dalhousie University in Halifax Nova Scotia. She is considering going there instead of Chaminade. Why? Languages, I hear. Parlez-vous fran├žais? Classics, et al (get it?) But no one knows yet. Alli's mulling over her options.

p.s., it's my anniversary of joining the Crisp household. It's been six years of dog-heaven. And that's like 42 years of people-heaven, so eat your hearts out ;-)

Friday, August 11, 2006

I love my girl

Sure, you already saw this picture with the full sign. But you need to see a close-up of me and my girl. We are such a team!

Thursday, August 10, 2006

I'm an international pooch

Well, it's official. We made it to Nova Scotia (which translates to'New Scotland', according to my girl). Sure enough, there were bagpipers playing for us at this rest area. We only cared about the nice field to walk in, and this sign for proof of my travels.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Another rest stop, another walk

It was a very long drive to Halifax. About 8 hours per day (and two days each way). At least my family took frequent breaks, and each time, I got to take a nice walk. By the way, if you type "in the middle of no where" into Mapquest, you'll find the route we took ;-)

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

With my parents on the top of the hill

Another neat part of this location. My parents took me on a walk up to the top of a nearby hill. It had a 360-degree view. And when Alli took me up here, we saw deer! It was getting late at night for this picture. That's another thing I like about road trips -- you get to stay up late!

Monday, August 07, 2006

Posing on a rock

Clearly Alpha had a hand in this. Posed like a model on a rock. It's a real pain with all the photos that he takes, but hey, my public is waiting, so I appreciate it is an important activity. Thanks Alpha -- even when I seem fed up sometimes.

Saturday, August 05, 2006

With my girl on the dock

They also had a dock (and a paddle boat, but we didn't get a chance to use that). But as you can see, this is best place to be, because I'm with my girl. It was so much fun to go with her on this road trip. Thanks Alli for letting me come!

Friday, August 04, 2006

And a boardwalk!

Here's another cool feature. The pond kind of dumps into a swampy area, and it would be impossible (for humans) to get around. So they put up this cool boardwalk. I used it too, since Alpha didn't want me to get lost.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

A rustic bridge

Check out this cool bridge. The cottage was just about as "rustic". Mom actually wondered how I was going to get across. For goodness sakes, doesn't she know I'm a dog!

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

A pond to walk around

Here is the first cool thing. Our cottage was on a small pond that we got to walk all the way around (that's my cottage on the other side). Alpha took me on many walks, and since I was such a good dog, I didn't need to have my leash. Almost as good as being at home! (No frogs here.) But oh so many new smells!

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

First night's cottage

Here is where we spent our first night -- at a cottage hidden deep in the Canadian woods. Alpha found it when we stopped at one of those visitor centers. It was one of the few places that accepted pets (they can be such snobs). But it turns out it was really cool, as you will see in later posts.