Sunday, September 30, 2007

Can you do this?

OK, while we are waiting for Alpha to come home (actually, he'll be gone for a while), I'm reduced to performing stupid dog tricks.

So -- can you do this?

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Hi there -- where are you?

Hi there Alpha! Where ya been? I hope you are having fun on your vacation.

Next time, I want to come, OK? Hurry up and get that RV. I'm ready to hit the road!

Friday, September 28, 2007

Like a potted plant

Yep. Looks like someone posed me here, wouldn't you say?

Hey, Alpha -- what do I look like? Just another potted plant?

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Cool step

Oh, I'm pretty clever. Did you get it? The double entendre?

You see, it was a very hot day, and Mom had just watered the plants (plus this neat rock step).

Plus look at the all those ferns. Cool, huh?

So now you get it, the water had "cooled down" the step.

OK, note to self -- never explain the jokes -- now I understand.

==== break, break ====

Alpha wants you all to know that he'll be backpacking for 5 days and so, that means, no Frito-a-Day updates for a while. But he promises me that he will back fill all those missing days. Hey, we have a reputation to live up to ya know ;-)

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Electric Frito

OK, speaking of a blur! Has Alpha run out of good photos or something?

Naaah! (Well, maybe.)

I'm sure he just thought this one was cool. He's on a plane right now, and that usually means only one thing. He's getting in touch with his creative/artsy side ;-)

All I can say is to have patience. That's how the rest of the family survives (hee, hee).

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Just a blur

This is one of my girlfriends (now, nobody get jealous, OK?).

Kelly is a border collie who usually tries to herd me, but not this time -- I'm just too fast, nothing but a blur, in fact.

Ha ha, I just love to play!

Monday, September 24, 2007

In the sunlight

The sun was setting. And it was nice to get out for a walk in the woods.

How about you guys? You taking lots of walks?

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Overlooking the lower forty

Ha Ha. Not really.

But overlooking an adjacent field, hoping to find a scurrying critter or two.

It was very humid, and you can almost see the haze in the field.

I do like my yard. Lots of stuff to see and do!

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Where have all the kibbles gone?

Sometimes eating my supper reminds me of an old anti-war song (hey, I get around ya know).

You might be able to remember the tune ("Where have all the flowers gone", by Pete Seeger):
Where have all the kibbles gone
So quickly eaten
Where have all the kibbles gone
It wasn't long ago
Where have all the kibbles gone
I just scarfed them, every one
Oh, when will I ever learn
Can't have your supper and eat it too

Friday, September 21, 2007

Say -- what's this?

Oh, I remember. It's an acorn. I used to get these all the time when I was a pup. Mom and Alpha would throw them down the street and I'd chase after them, zigging and zagging, and then leap into the air to catch them.

And then I'd chomp on them to get at the nut.

But alas, this game had to stop after I had my first cruciate ligament blow-out. One time, I guess I zigged when I should have zagged :-( That was a bummer.

Sure does bring back some fun memories, though.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Visiting and waiting

We were visiting the neighbors the other day. I was glad to come along, since I'm becoming more and more friendly with their dog Hunter.

But Hunter was being a little less-well-behaved, and so was put back inside. As you can see, I really wanted Hunter to come out and play with me.

So here I am, just waiting. I'm such a good boy!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

That would be my tongue

As you can see it got warm again. This is how I cool off, ya know.

Now why it is that Alpha is lying down on the grass take a picture of me from below, is beyond me.

Oh, wait, wait -- I know, I know. More macro shots from the new camera (hee, hee).

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Better use of macro

Yes, Alpha, that is a much better macro shot.

Let that be a lesson to you ... keep the focus on moi.

Simply moi.

Monday, September 17, 2007

In the garden #2

Ah, now this is a much better use of the camera.

Yes, I am adorable, and the camera has managed to capture at least some of that.

And I don't think this will scare anyone. Instead, just relaxing in the garden, wondering why Alpha is taking yet another picture ;-)

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Kinda scarey

Woah! Alpha, you are going to scare the bejeesuz out of my blog followers.

Ya see, Alpha's new camera has a macro mode, and it seems he decided to turn the camera on both of us.

Alpha, howsabout in the future you save the macro mode for the flowers ... 'K?

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Pointy ears

Here I am, running over to Alpha, with my ears flopping in the breeze.

In this particular shot, they are pointing straight up, just like some people try to train dog ears to do.

Me? I'm glad that mine flop around. It gives me so much more personality, donchathink?

Friday, September 14, 2007

Walkin' and Restin'

Check it out. I recently was on one of my morning walks with Mom and Alpha, and they decided to take a detour and ALSO let me play in the apple orchard! Woo hoo!

But as perhaps you can tell, it was getting HOT, so we decided to take a break and rest a bit. I just love my walks!

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Doin' the wave

Check this out -- a little body surfing in my own frog pond.

You see, the way it happens is I run around the outside and try to smoke them out of crack and crevices.

Then if I find one, they typically leap into the pond to head to safety. And of course, I try to follow them! Splash!!!!

Sometimes I come up coughing, having swallowed not the frog but some pond water.

This is the risk one takes for a little wave action.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

In amongst the grasses

Just another adorable portrait of moi.

It's not too much, is it? I'm thinking you can't really get tired of such cuteness.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Behind bars

Alpha decided it was time for a little disciplinary action, so here I am behind bars ;-)

NOT! Just kidding. Just out playing in the fields, and checking out the hay wagon. Ah, life in the country.

Both cute

Here I am with my girl. We're quite the cute pair you must admit.

Luckily for Alli, I'm the one with my tongue hanging out. It tends to only look good on us dogs, donchaknow ;-)

Sunday, September 09, 2007

My best side?

Hey -- now hold on there. I don't think you are taking my best side.

Alpha, look, put down that camera or I'm going to jump ship!

Boy, tough to keep this guy from photographing my butt. 'Course, I do have a cute little tail, don't I?

Saturday, September 08, 2007

Up close and personal #4

Another portrait of my adorableness.

Never gets old, now, does it ;-)

Friday, September 07, 2007

Here's looking at me, kid

Lookee me! I'm in two places at the same time.

Hey, that guy below is going to have a better shot at the frogs!

Look out guys, we've got you covered!

Thursday, September 06, 2007

In Mom's arms

Another view from Tucker Pond. Alpha got a new "mini-camera" to take running, and so he had to try it out this weekend.

I think it's going to work out just fine ... if by fine you mean lots more photo opportunities ;-)

I'm sure Mom is just as thrilled as I am ;-)

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

King of Siam

At the cottage, we went out for a couple of canoe rides. As you may have noticed in earlier posts, I like to have a view of the water, and so usually climb up in someone's lap. Which can make for some challenging paddling.

So Alpha rigged up this royal seat for me. Whadya think? If you ask me ... "I'm the King of Siam, I am, I am" (with no disrespect intended to the wonderful people of Thailand ;-)

Yep, living large on Tucker Pond. Woo hoo!

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Sacked out

This represents the rest of my labor day weekend -- happily just "sacked out" and recovering from the road trip. This photo, however, is actually from that swanky hotel. You can see how luxurious I think that poofy bed is!

And after being awakened by Alpha and his camera flash, this photo is called ... "that's Mr. Chihauhau Ear to you!" Haha!

Monday, September 03, 2007

Happy Labor Day

Whew, it's been a busy weekend! First a road trip to help move my bro', then seeing my girl off at the airport so she could go back to school, and now some down-time at the cottage. I guess this means it's the end of unofficial summer.

Oh well, not much left to do than just chill out at the cottage. It's a very relaxing spot. And it provides a good rest spot for the laborers.

Sunday, September 02, 2007

Au Revoir

Well, it seems all good things must come to an end (hey, am I a Buddhist or what?). And in this case, my girl has to go back to college. Actually, I've been very lucky -- she wasn't planning to be home for the summer. So I got to spend a lot of time with her.

Have fun at school Alli. I'll miss you bunches and bunches. But don't worry about me -- I really do have Mom and Alpha wrapped around my little paw.

Until we see each other again ... au revoir mon cheri.

Road trip!

Well, I got to go on a road trip up to Montreal -- woohoo! The family was helping my bro' move apartments. His new place is cool (in a funky, student, crash-pad sort of way ;-) and it is very close to this great park.

I also go to stay in this really swanky hotel. Yes, they really allow pets (at least small dogs), so my parents didn't have to smuggle me in or nothin'.

And check out my bed! Well, I'm willing to share it. But ooooh, now that is luxurious!

There was a cool walking area right across from the hotel. And outside was this statue of some dude named Jean Paul. See how Alpha made it look like he was walking me? Such a kidder ;-)

Another cool thing about Montreal is that they have really big, and really stupid, squirrels. You would not believe how close I got to snacking on them. Darn that leash ;-)