Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Did I scare you? Well, I hope so, seeing as it is now Halloween.
But as you can see, I also scared Mom and Alpha -- they did not dare to dress me up in some embarrassing costume.
So sometimes is good to bare your teeth now and again ;-)
But then it's better to run over and slobber everyone.
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Perhaps you can see the value of my safety orange vest. Can't see me, but can't miss me either.
Mom and Alpha want to make sure I am well seen when running though the hunter-infested NH woods.
Actually, I think they want me to protect them as well, since I didn't see them donning any orange vests ;-)
Monday, October 29, 2007
Sunday, October 28, 2007
So this is my neighbor, Stitch. He's a beautiful horse -- but he's a little high strung.
I have to make sure I don't wander into his paddock, as I'd probably become hoof fodder.
To make sure he knows I'm near, I tend to bark my head off when I see him.
Either that, or in the immortal words of Monty Python and the Holy Grail: "Run away! Run away!"
Saturday, October 27, 2007
Friday, October 26, 2007
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Ya see that colorful groundcover?
It's in the neighborhood apple orchard and we went there on a record-setting warm fall day.
But here's the catch ... that's poison ivy! Whoops.
I hope Alli doesn't catch it just looking at this picture ;-)
Don't worry, everyone at home is fine (we think). And at least *I* don't get poison ivy!
Monday, October 22, 2007
Mom and Alpha had been working outside all day running the lawn tractor and leaf sucker. Man, I hate those contraptions -- they make so much noise. So I spent much of this (beautiful) day indoors.
But they took some breaks and played with me in the grass, and took me for walks. It's a good compromise until I learn to ignore those machines (don't think that's gonna happen ;-)
Sunday, October 21, 2007
OK, so maybe the correct word is 'cuterest'!
I think you really must agree.
And if not, someone contact American Heritage Dictionary, and send them this picture.
That way when they add the word, they will have an appropriate photo to go with it ;-)
Saturday, October 20, 2007
Friday, October 19, 2007
Check it out. My big green eyes cannot be ignored.
Mom picked up the gauntlet. Watch out Mom, I might just bite your hand.
Wow, now that's the way.
Go on, keep on tugging. I can pull with the best of them.
Don't let go -- I got it now!
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Monday, October 15, 2007
Sunday, October 14, 2007
Saturday, October 13, 2007
Alpha's done it once again. Took a flawed photo and made it into "art."
I kinda like it -- how about you? Click on it -- you will be able to see the brush strokes.
Oh, and about the name. Don't worry, it's not the "end" of Frito-a-Day. It's just a double-entendre on my touche -- get it?
Friday, October 12, 2007
Thursday, October 11, 2007
Well, it's about time! Big traveler, finally back from his vacation ;-)
Just kidding, we're glad to have you back. Especially since you took me up to the cottage. You KNOW how much I love it up there.
But what is this I hear? Another trip next week? Alpha, we've gotta talk!
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Tuesday, October 09, 2007
Monday, October 08, 2007
Guess what. If you are reading this post, it can only mean one thing. Alpha actually dragged his old bag 'o bones across the finish line in the Portland, OR marathon.
Congratulations from your favorite training partner ;-)
OK, Alpha, that makes ONE! Good start.
Now, I'll expect to see you on the trail as soon as you get home!
For those that are interested, Alpha has posted some photos from the marathon:
This shows the early morning start, and just a fraction of the runners. Wow.
Here's Alpha before the race begins. Note the smile (hee, hee). Actually, I understand he was smiling most of the way (but then, we know he's a nut).
It had been bretty crummy weather in Portland this week -- but check this out, the sun came out (fortunately, only briefly). But really, the weather was perfect for running. And no rain!
This is the "big hill" in the Portalnd Marathon (really, not all that big). Yet, you can see quite a few folks walking. Alpha wanted me to pass along that HE never walked at all. Ran the whole thing (woo-hoo).
Here's the bridge that the hill leads up to. That was kinda cool.
And here is the view from the bridge -- really purty.
Ahhh, the finish line. Alpha's time was actually a little better than what you see there. So many people ran, that they gave each one a "chip" that went on their running shoe, and their official time was recorded whenever they ran over the start and finish line. For the record, his was 4:28:31.
Sunday, October 07, 2007
Saturday, October 06, 2007
Friday, October 05, 2007
Thursday, October 04, 2007
Wednesday, October 03, 2007
Tuesday, October 02, 2007
Well, well, it seems that Alpha survived his backpacking adventure. Look who he met at the trailhead -- this is Kodiak, and he's going backpacking with his family (he's carrying his own supplies). Hey Alpha: I wanna backpack too!
Alpha did have to be his own beast of burden for this adventure. He estimates the pack weighing in at 55 lbs. But keep in mind, that does include fresh chicken breasts and filet mignon for dinner the first two nights. I guess he was only roughing it in some aspects.
Here is a view of the lake at their campsite. He had beautiful weather, and I hear he really had a great time.
From their base camp, he and his backpacking buddies took some day hikes that only required a small day pack -- much more leisurely. I probably wouldn't even need a pack under these circumstances.
Wow, sure looks pretty up there in the High Sierra. Alpha, next time, can I come ... please???
Hey Mooomm? Did you use any of that spray starch on my ears?
I'll tell you one thing -- I can sure hear well!
p.s., Alpha says hi -- he survived the backpacking camping trip (and has now washed off all the campfire smoke). Check out the previous posts - we are now caught up (as promised).