Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Walking in Springfield, OR

While we are waiting for our solar installation to be completed, Mom and Alpha found a nice walk to take to give me some exercise. This is much better than riding in the RV for long stretches, as was required to get up here.

The path follows along a local river, and is off the main road, so I can explore on a long leash, and check out all the new smells.

And here's the McKenzie River and one of its tributaries. These guys in Oregon sure do have lots of water!

Tuesday, April 29, 2008


Boy, who'da thunk that riding in an RV could be so tiring. But after a while of lying in my bed, I wanted a change of scenery to rest my nosie.

Can you think of any place more comfortable? Did I mention that I get petted the whole time?

Monday, April 28, 2008

Ears with a view

What's the only thing better than a beautiful view of Big Sur on the Pacific Coast Highway?

Well, some beautiful ears to go with it.

Oh, and perhaps you were expecting a "room" with a view.

OK then, I present you with the best of both worlds. Ta da!

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Stretch breaks

I've been an RV riding pooch lately. So I'm happy for a "stretch" break whenever I can get it. I'll take one with Alpha (in this case during a delay for road repair).

Or I'll take one with Mom (taking advantage of some local color).

Or I'll just take one all by myself.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

As big as moi

Check out the size of those pine cones. Omigosh! Those babies are heavy and sharp -- I sure wouldn't want one to fall on me.

Here we are on a trail walk in the San Gabriel mountains. Perhaps you can tell by Alpha's shadow that he's carrying one of those pine cones back to the camp site. At least that is when Mom wasn't carrying it ;-)

Friday, April 25, 2008

My new RV

Check out my new RV. OK, ok, our new RV. Well, would you believe our new-to-us RV.

Sure, fine, it's what some might call a used RV. But don't tell me it's not cool ;-)

It's a Lazy Daze 2000 26.5' Mid-Bath, and we've name it Thistle Dew Too. You can read about our RVing adventures over at that blog, if you want.

And lookie here ... we have our own name plate on it! Woo-hoo!

(In case you can't read it in the picture with me -- maybe this is a little clearer.) Not literally true, but hey, at least that's us!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Life's a beach

Well, here I am in Los Angeles (yes, I'm a star ;-)

Alpha took me out for a run, and we headed down to the beach. Man, this is beautiful!

He even let me run briefly on the beach (when no one was watching ;-) I had lots of fun. Woo hoo.

And so it begins

And so begins our odyssey. Two months to try out the RV lifestyle. Wow.

But first Mom and Alpha have to get me to California, where they pick up the new-to-us RV. So that means flying in an airplane. And that mean being in a pet carrier. I've never done either before.

So they warm me up in the Red Carpet club. That was nice, because they opened up the top and pet me a bunch.

And then in the airplane, the stewardess said it was OK for me to have my carrier open. Once I got out (oops), and then Alpha put me on a leash just to make sure I didn't bother any other passengers.

It's a six-hour flight (plus pre-flight waiting time) to get to LA. Boy, that's a long flight. But you know what? Mom and Alpha said I was an EXCELLENT traveler! Woo hoo.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008


Well, my girl is home from school now. We went up to Halifax to pick her up. THAT was a lot of driving.

And she had a birthday recently. This is one of her B-day presents that she got once she was home.

Yes, that's moi, and I'm immortalized in a bigger-than-life tapestry.

That's me ... just bigger than life itself!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Cute and colorful

That's me -- just cute and colorful.

'nuff said.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Did I fool ya?

So, did I fool ya? Did you think I got a bleach job?

Nah, Alpha just got back from Israel, and took this picture of a Jewish dog (hee, hee ;-)

I must admit he's pretty cute.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Scratch my belly

A blast from my furry past ...

Oh, when I have long hair, I really need someone to scratch my belly!

Come on, Greg, get scratching!

Friday, April 18, 2008

It's me again

You probably were worried about me, huh?

After all, Alpha hasn't been so good about updating the blog lately, now has he?

Never fear -- he's been traveling overseas, and assures me he will get caught up!

Good thing I run a tight ship around here.

Snap to it, Alpha. Chop, chop! (hee, hee)

Thursday, April 17, 2008


Just a little reminder for you ...

In case you forgot ...

What I looked like before my haircut ...

So you see ...

I am cute and adorable, no matter what's the length of my hair.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Springtime Froggy Legs

Ola! I'm reveling in the springtime weather.

And just to show you how happy I am that Spring is here, I thought I'd show off my Froggy Legs to you.

That's when I put my belly on the ground, and drag myself with my front paws while my back legs are fully extended.

Don't ask me why we call it "froggy legs". Somethings just are what they are. ;-)

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Happy Birthday, Alli!

Guess who's special day it is today ...

That's right, it's Alli's Birthday. Woo hoo!

Unfortunately, Alli's is grinding away in the middle of finals right now. Not such a great way to spend your B-day.

But she'll be coming home for the summer very shortly. In fact, I will see her this weekend!!!!!!!!!

Now *that* will be a Birthday present! Lip-smackers from Frito! Awesome!

Monday, April 14, 2008

Christening the lawn furniture

It may be hard to tell, but I'm sitting on one of those green plastic Adirondack-style lawn chairs.

Do you know what that means?

Yes, it means the lawn furniture has been taken out of storage, and therefore Spring must surely have arrived. Woo hoo.

Froggin' in the pond can't be too far behind (hee, hee).

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Sooooo viscious

Well, it's feeling like Spring around here.

So I was walking around my yard (finally), and just happened to take an interest in this stick.

Well, as you can see, I taught that stick a lesson.

Which is that I can be soooooo viscious when I want to be. And cute!

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Front and back

Well, I just know you need to see more pictures of my new clean-cut look.

And guess what -- nice weather has arrived to accompany my new "summer" cut (thank goodness)

So here I am looking dashing on the deck.

And here is my better (?) side, doing froggy legs and my wiggly butt.

So there you have it -- front and back of my cuteness.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Before and After

Yeah, I knew you wouldn't believe the transformation Dara performed.

So I had Alpha take "before" and "after" photos.

Notice how Mom looks the same in both, but it appears that she's holding two DIFFERENT dogs!

Out goes the fur ball, and in comes the sleek, dashing, terrier with occasional chihuahua ears.

Hey, either way, I am adorable.

But man, I sure do look different!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Look who got a haircut

Well, actually, I got them all cut (ba-da-bing).

OK, sorry about that ;-)

Ya, I'm a little shy on my first day after getting my summer cut.

I feel ... well ... a little nekked.

But my family tells me over and over just how cute and adorable I am. And sweet smelling.

So, I learn to get over my shyness pretty fast.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Shake it up, baby!

This is in honor of my grooming session yesterday.

Ya see, I don't have a nice shaggy mane any longer with which to "shake it up, baby." And as I'm sure all faithful readers of Frito-a-Day understand, this is needed after a bath to dry myself off.

And so, with apologies to the Beatles:
Well, shake it up, baby, now, (shake it up, baby)
Twist and shout. (twist and shout)
Cmon cmon, cmon, cmon, baby, now, (come on baby)
Come on and dry it on out. (dry it on out)

Well, work it on out, Frito. (work it on out)
You know I look so good. (look so good)
You know I got me goin, now, (got me goin)
Just like I knew I would. (like I knew I would)
You know you twist your Alli girl, (twist, Alli girl)
You know you twist so fine. (twist so fine)
Come on and twist a little closer, now, (twist a little closer)
And let me know that you're mine. (let me know you're mine)
Well, shake it, shake it, shake it, baby, now. (shake it up baby)
Well, shake it, shake it, shake it, baby, now. (shake it up baby)
Well, shake it, shake it, shake it, baby, now. (shake it up baby)
Ahhhhhhhhhh(low) Ahhhhhhhhhh(higher) Ahhhhhhhhhh(higher) Ahhhhhhhhhhh(high)

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Playin' with Greg

Greg can be such a meanie. Look at how he just torments me with my own boney!

Come on Greg, you have to play fair.

Ha ha, in the end, I got it, nah na nah na

Monday, April 07, 2008

In the orchard

Now that I'm on my good behavior when leash walking, my parents walk me by the apple orchard every day or so. At that point, they take me off leash and let me run like the wind.

This photo shows me while I'm catching my breath. It feels good to rest after running wild and free.

Sunday, April 06, 2008


Well, will ya lookee here.

More grass than snow in the Apple Orchard. Woo hoo.

Do you know what that means?

(With apologies to Bob Dylan ...)
The answer, good sir
is blowin' in my fur
The answer is blowin' in my fur
And the answer is that Spring looks like it might just have finally arrived.

A little late, but we'll welcome you anyways.

Saturday, April 05, 2008


So here's how it goes:

I wake up Alpha at some ungodly hour in the morning, and make him feed me breakfast.

Then he has to stay up for the rest of the morning and work, while I get to go back to bed (hee, hee).

Here I am sleeping in Alpha's temporary office (aka Alli's bedroom).

So at least he gets to hear me puppy-snort in my sleep while he's slaving away (hee, hee)

Sounds like a good deal to me ;-)

Friday, April 04, 2008

Let me have it!

Come on Greg -- let me have my boney!

Greg is a good player. I count on him to be there when I need some attention.

But sometimes he's too good. He grabs on, and won't let me have it!

Come on Greg. Now I want you to give it to me!

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Rubbin' my chinny-chin-chin

Ahhh, this is the life.

Lying in the sun, resting against my Alpha, and having him rub my chinny-chin-chin.

You can see how mellow I am. With my little tongue tip sticking out.

I'm in a trance, and lovin' it.

Thanks Alpha!

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Time for Spring already

Well, come on -- it is time for Spring, donchathink?

I stick my tongue out at this snow that just won't leave.

Come on, already, Spring -- we're waiting!

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Stealin' the leatha

"Hey Mom, would you get me a snack?" (hee, hee, hee)

Sure enough, there she goes -- off the sofa -- over to the kitchen to get me my snack.

So I quickly and quietly move from "my spot" in the middle of the sofa (on the white sheepskin) ...

... over to Mom's seat (aka "the leatha").

And when she comes back, do you know what I say????

Come on, dooya????

"April Fool's Day!!!!" (ha, ha, haaaaa)

Sucker! (J/K)

And thanks for the snack too Mom. I'll get to that once I'm done with your seat ;-)