Sunday, December 31, 2006
Winter finally came to our house, as you can see with Alli donning her new Xmas running gear. She looks a little Arabic, don't you think? Anyways, I digress.
I don't mind winter, though, so long as folks bundle up and take me outside. I love to play in the snow, and my sniffer works extra well in the cold crisp air. Horray for winter! And horray for my girl! Thanks for taking me outside Alli.
Saturday, December 30, 2006
Friday, December 29, 2006
As we were getting set up for a family picture, Greg -- my Bro' -- was trying some headstands (yoga, maybe). I thought he looked kind of silly. But in any case, I couldn't pass up his face being down at my level. I knew it would make him fall, but just had to give him a kiss anyways. Hey, what are brothers for?
Thursday, December 28, 2006
OK Alli, let's do this. A little barking, then off like a shot. If I'm lucky, I'll get there in time to catch it. If not, I'll just practice my retrieving skills.
Here I go again. Look this time I'm ahead of the Frisbee. Oh boy, this one I've got a good shot at catching. (For the record, we did have a sccueesful in-flight catch, but Alpha wasn't too swift with the camera ;-)
Now here I am taking a well-derserved rest break. Notice how I keep one paw on the Frisbee. You can't trust that Alpha character -- he's tried to steal it before, ya know.
Wednesday, December 27, 2006
I may be a lover, and not a warrior, but don't try to beat ME in a game of tug-o-war. Alpha tried the other day, and well, let's just say, I heard him utter the immortal words of Spiro T. Agnew: "nolo contendere". (Alpha says the youngters can google it.)
Here, see what I mean:
Tuesday, December 26, 2006
We interrupt your previously scheduled Frito-a-Day for this special report
Be on the lookout for an incredibly cute dog, and his girl. Eye witnesses indicated the pooch may be wearing a disguise. Police advise that if you see "Don Frito el Bandito", you should proceed to "pull him over" and give him a ticket for being "just too cute". Then proceed to give him hugs and kisses, and talk to him in a funny voice. If you do this, you will be rewarded with a visit by "Mr. Wiggley Butt" and you will personally receive lots of wet doggie slobbers.
We now return you to your previously scheduled Frito-a-Day's, although frankly, I don't see how they can compare ;-)
Monday, December 25, 2006
I can't really believe this is Christmas. Alpha told me it was 50 degrees outside, so I didn't need my vest. Of course I could have figured that out myself once Greg came outside for the family photo in a T-shirt ;-)
I'm so grateful to be a member of this family, and to have them all home for the holidays. I'm also so grateful to have such great neighbors. Thanks everybody! Life is, as they say, really good! Merry Christmas!
Oh, I almost forgot. Yes, there were presents! Even I got some (talk about a lucky dog). Who knew Santa would remember? Thanks Santa (and all his helpers):
Frito's first present
A trout squeaky toy -- it's a hit!
Another present! Greg, what is it?
Doggie breath mints? What do they taste like?
Oh my, they are yummy.
Sunday, December 24, 2006
Woah - stop the celebration preparation. I gots me another member of my family home. Makes a complete set now.
First things first, I need to submit myself to my Bro' and move down one more rung on the Greek hierarchy of life. Let's see, there's Alpha, then Beta, then ... oh never mind, just call me Omega Dog enough and I'll get used to it.
Not only am I safe, I am adorable. Look at those furry, fluffy paws. And that cherubic face. Awww, I'm such a cutie-pie.
Oh, and on the day before Xmas 2006, here's what I say our chances are for a white Christmas: somewhere between lotsaluck and ppfflllltttt! But grab another egg nog, and have a Merry Xmas Eve anyways ;-)
Saturday, December 23, 2006
Friday, December 22, 2006
You perhaps can see that I'm not too picky about my toys. This old tennis ball fell out of the clothes dryer (used to help the clothes dry better), and I just decided to play with it. Probably not a real smart strategy on my part, seeing as Xmas is coming up. No reason to let them know I can play with "free" toys.
Wednesday, December 20, 2006
Yes, t'was a little family outing (just missing the Gregster -- still working hard at school). That's one of the great things about the holidays. You get to see the whole family (not to mention all the package delivery people). And then of course there is the extra food ;-) As you can see here, I'm happy to be photographed with Alli and my Alpha.
Tuesday, December 19, 2006
One week before Christmas. Can you believe how nice it is here in the apple orchard? Alli's in the back of the picture wearing only short sleeves. I had lots of fun running around with my family.
It was a "Sound of Music" kind of day (do you now see the connection with the title?)
OBTW, even though its warm, I'm wearing my "safety" orange vest, to make sure I don't get shot. And I may help save the rest of my family too ;-)
Monday, December 18, 2006
Sunday, December 17, 2006
Saturday, December 16, 2006
We interrupt your regularly-scheduled Frito-a-day to bring you this special report
It's a gorgeous day here in Amherst, NH. Nearly 60 degrees, with bright sunshine, and big, white puffy clouds. So what better day to have a romp in the apple orchard with Alli. We had a lot of fun. I was a good walker (on the leash) to and from the orchard, but once there, I got to run like the wind. Except when I rested, like here with Alli. And you can see we are twins -- we both have our safety orange on, just to make sure we're not mistaken for big game ;-)
That's all for this highly significant special report. We'll be sure to keep you up to date with all of the story's developments. Until then, we now return you to your regularly scheduled Frito-a-day's
Friday, December 15, 2006
Thursday, December 14, 2006
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
Tuesday, December 12, 2006
Monday, December 11, 2006
Yes, that's right. In case you missed the previous announcement. Alli and Frito are once again united! This is a very special story, so we'll be bringing you periodic updates in the days and weeks ahead. This is one of the "feel-good" stories you don't often hear on the news these days, and we are very happy to bring it to you. Here's a quick quote from the lucky dog:
"OH MY GOSH. I'm just soooooo happy that Alli's home. I can almost feel myself glowing -- can you see it in my eyes? And my girl looks pretty happy too, doncha think? Yep, we are quite the couple."
Sunday, December 10, 2006
We interrupt your previously scheduled Frito-a-day photos with a special announcement!
My girl is home! My girl is home! Oooohhhh I'm soooooo excited. Gotta give her a kiss. Smootch on the nose. Pee on the ground. Whoo hooo!
We now return you back to your previously scheduled Frito-a-day's.
Saturday, December 09, 2006
Friday, December 08, 2006
Check this out. Even against a decaying tree covered with moss, and a bunch of dead leaves, I look good. Face it, my good looks just overpower my surrounds. Keep me with you if you want to look good. On second thought, you'd probably pale in my afterglow ;-)
Thursday, December 07, 2006
Wednesday, December 06, 2006
Do you see how brave I am? After the rains, the river overflows its banks, and makes some of the paths impassible. Then we have to bushwack a little, and cross over feeder streams using fallen trees. But hey, I have four paw drive -- no problem for me. You should see Alpha try this -- it isn't pretty ;-)
Tuesday, December 05, 2006
We hiked in from a different entrance this time, to have a look at the upper falls. Cool. We have our one little "flume" right here in Southern NH. And as the water rushes through a narrow chasm, the cliffs just keep getting higher and higer. We tried walking along this cliff, but it was a dead end. So back along the knife edge we go. Come on, Dan, hurry up!