Saturday, June 30, 2007

In Alli's arms

It doesn't get any better than this -- lying in Alli's arms.

Well, actually, it does get a little better as soon as Alpha puts the camera away ;-)

Friday, June 29, 2007

Too fast

Sometimes I'm just too fast for Alpha and his camera.

Don't worry, his photo skills are not failing (they were never that good to begin with -- hee, hee).

No one should be expected to capture me without some blurring. It is just my lightening speed.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

And now for the dramatic conclusion ...

Bummer. Missed him by that much. Perhaps you can see the green blurry streak jumping away from me to my left.

I tell you -- these frogs are hard to catch. For which my family is very thankful.

I take a somewhat philosophical approach - "que sera, sera" - and really just enjoy the game and the swimming.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Gone Froggin'

This here's a mighty bullfrog in our little frog pond. He is sitting in a bunch of pond weed. That's where they like to hide out. They think this camoflages them, but I've been around the pond a few times, and am pretty wise to their ways

This is where I come in. Here you see me entering the pond weed area. If I move very slowly, the frog won't notice me. I am very stealthy. As I said, I've been doing this for many years now.

Look how close I am now. Obviously, he has been caught off guard. This is looking to be a good froggin' day. Just wait until you see the next photo.

Oh wait -- it seems Alpha wants to turn this into a "cliff-hanger" episode on Frito-a-Day, so y'all have to come back tomorrow and see the outcome of my froggin' adventures. Hey, don't blame me. Blame Alpha.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

A girl and her dog

Aren't we just such an adorable couple?

Thanks again Alli, for bringing me into your family!

I love you!

Monday, June 25, 2007

Who is that masked man?

Well would you take a look at that!! Who is that masked man?

Oh, I know, it's my Bro' Greg in his new motorcycle get-up. Say what?

Yep, that's right, my Bro' just bought himself a new-to-him 2003 Kawasaki Ninja 500R motorcycle -- a style affectionately known as a "crotch rocket".

See, I even get a chance to sit on it. Hey Greg, can you rig up a puppy seat on this thing?

There he goes -- he's off to enjoy a beautiful day. And so, in the immortal words of some random TV announcer, "who was that masked man?"

Sunday, June 24, 2007


Here I am running around the pond. You know, try to catch some frogs -- or at least make them jump into the pond.

But do you know who else is running? That's right: Alpha. And I get to run with him on his short training runs.

But today Alpha is running in a race. Not because he is fast (thankfully, he is not ;-)

But because it is part of his training plan. I guess so he can see what a race is all about (this is is first one). Eventually, he wants to run in a marathon (hee-hee).

Oh well, let's all wish him luck!

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Stop typing please

Alpha ... could you stop typing please?

I just noticed that your fingers taste really yummy for some reason.

And I feel like a snack. OK, thanks.

And tell Dan I'm sorry that I messed up the e-mail you were writing. He'll understand, I'm quite sure.

Friday, June 22, 2007

Post-bath treat

Yummmm. Just had a bath (can you tell?) Yes, I was quite a dirty boy.

My wonderful girl just gave me a yummy (and healthy) snack. I am still in post-bath stealth-mode (no collar).

Next comes the sofa, and hopefuly I can coax out a neck massage!

Life is good!

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Not so hard

Hey, this bi-ped thing is not so hard. Look, I can even do it in the water. If that's what distinguishes you humans, I'm not that impressed ;-)

Wanna know what else is not that hard?

Bloggin'. Frito-a-Day now has over 500 posts. A-woo, a-hoo!

And there will be a test on all of them shortly -- better study ;-)

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Cutest thing ...

... since sliced bread.

OK. 'Nuff said.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

In the garden

Well, the garden is really shaping up. Way to go Mom! You should see how much weeding and mulching she has done.

Now it makes a great backdrop for my photo shoots, doncha think?

Monday, June 18, 2007

Swamp Thing #2

My family calls me the "Swamp Thing", when I'm swimming through the pond weed.

It's really not so bad -- and after all -- that IS where the frogs are hiding, doncha know!

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Happy Alpha Day

OK, I'll admit it. There is something a little wierd about Alpha helping me with this post. (Something my bro' has noted is even a little "creepy".)

But hey, ya gotta do whacha gotta do.

And besides, we HAVE to be nice. It's Alpha's Day today!

(OBTW Alpha, it looks like you got the Papa-thing going on with the eyes there. Good luck with that ;-)

Saturday, June 16, 2007

My Schnauzer impression

What do you think? I think it's obvious. Along with the fact that Schnauzers just aren't as cute as Yorkies ;-)

Friday, June 15, 2007

Making waves

You can see what a good swimmer I am. Check out that wake. Woo-hoo -- Frito's making some waves. Watch out your don't get splashed ;-)

And as far as my retrieving skills are concerned? Well, let us just say, "to the victor, go the spoils."

Thursday, June 14, 2007

In Alpha's arms

Once again, the command chair shows its power.

Oh yes, I mentioned there was a story before. Well, you see, Nana (Alpha's mom) was sick a while back, and they purchased this chair for her living room in Florida. She would spend most of the day reclined in it, and whenever she needed anything, she would holler for one of her children to get it. So they (affectionately) called it the "command" chair.

Anyways ... this time -- I'm really rather tired, and just want to sleep, right in Alpha's arms.

Ahhh, the live of a well-loved pooch.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Finger-lickin' good

Perhaps you can recognize the chair -- yes, it is the Frito magnet -- the command chair.

And you can also see that Alli was employing some tasty fingers to ensure my affection and attention. I can't remember what was on them, but yummm.

Actually, sometimes, I just like to share my personal grooming habits. You humans should really give it a try ;-)

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

The Command Chair

Alpha calls this "the command chair". (There's a story there, but I'll save it for another time.) It is up at the cottage, and is one of my favorite places to spend my evenings when I'm there.

Actually, I like it even better whenever someone else is sitting in it. I immediately will come over and either jump up myself, or ask to be boosted. Then I snuggle up right between their legs.

Doesn't matter who -- there's just something about this chair.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Ain't no fleas on me!

Despite what you see here, I would like to assure everyone that I don't have fleas!

I just like to have a good scratch now and again.

You understand, right? In and out of the pond. Rolling on the grass.

Eventually, you just need to have a good scratch!

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Head of the class

Egad. Where's my body gone?

Oh well, I guess you could say I'm the head of my class (of Yorkies, that is).

Who needs all of those appendages to be cute?

Saturday, June 09, 2007

Running on the green

Check me out. Running on the green. And I'm in focus, while the background is a little blurred.

And check out my lower teeth. Ya don't usually see that part of me. OMG, I'm just too cute!

Friday, June 08, 2007

Neck Massage

Ohhhh, now that feels good. Don't you just love a good neck massage? Thanks Alli!

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Hosta la Frito, baby

Continuing with famous quotes (kinda, sorta), Alpha tells me someone called the Terminator said this one (kinda, sorta):
"Hosta la Frito, baby!"
Boy, you go out for a nice day in the garden, and you get posed, photographed, and then misquoted.

The life of a dog model. I tell ya!

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Et tu, Alli?

In the immortal words of Julius Caeser (well, at least William Shakespeare, act 3, scene 1): "Et tu, Alli?"

What is going on with the ears, guys? I know they are adorable, but really!

OMG, Alpha even took a close-up. Well, of course he did!

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Goofy sandals

Ha! Ha! Take a look at those sandals. (You can see they even make me laugh).

Oops. Alpha says to cool it. These are his cottage sandals. They were "Papa's" (Alpha's father).

Just goes to prove, Alpha is NO slave to fashion ;-) (Nor was Papa, but we loved him anyway ;-)

Monday, June 04, 2007

I'm all ears

In those immortal words of Ross Perot ... "I'm all ears" ;-)

Actually, this is Mom telling me that I'm special because most Yorkies have their ears trained to be up all the time, but I get to have them up or down, depending on my mood.

Right now my mood is ... Mom -- whatcha doin'?

Taking a dip

I got to go to my favorite place in the whole world -- the cottage. And even though it is only the beginning of June, the water was just fine!

I got to swim and fetch with my girl. Yes, I beat her to this ball, and it's all mine. See?

Saturday, June 02, 2007


Well, it's me and Alli again, modeling.

But do you know what we are modeling?

We are modeling the new deck stairs that Alpha built. That's right -- the deck is getting a makeover, and these are brand new.

He says the stairs are the most difficult part. I think he's kinda proud of them, so we're here to stroke his ego a little ;-)

See, he even made me do it alone (sitting on the cool base step Alpha and Mom set in place):

Friday, June 01, 2007

My Girl

And here she is. I was just so excited to see Alli when she came home. Alpha was away on a business trip, so the reunion photo had to wait a couple of days. But, that's her -- my girl!

And so ... in the immortal words of The Temptations (almost):

I've got sunshine
On a cloudy day.
When it's cold outside,
I've got the month of May.

Well, I guess you'll say
What can make me feel this way?
My girl. (That's Alli, that's Alli)
Talkin' 'bout my girl. (My girl)

I've got so much honey
The bees envy me.
I've got a sweeter song
Than the birds in the trees.

Well, I guess you'll say
What can make me feel this way?
My girl. (That's Alli, that's Alli)
Talkin' 'bout my girl. (My girl)

Ooooh, Hoooo.

Hey, hey, hey.
Hey, hey, hey.

I don't need no money,
Fortune or fame.
I've got all the treats, baby,
One dog can claim.

Well, I guess you'll say
What can make me feel this way?
My girl. (That's Alli, that's Alli)
Talkin' 'bout my girl. (My girl)

Talkin' bout my girl.
I've got sushine on cloudy day
With my girl.
I've even got the month of May (and June and maybe July and August)
With my girl.