Thursday, December 31, 2009
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
So just in case you were unaware of this fact ... I am very excited about my Christmas presents. Yep. Mom is helping open this one (which was, er, a water bowl)
But never fear, here is my next Christmas present ... a special boney
And check out this one ... wait a minute ... that's not even my present -- it's some thing Alli got. Alli, will you share? After all, I am well over 4 years old ;-)
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
It's great having company staying at our house (now Alli and Melissa are both here).
There's lots more activity going on, and it usually runs later into the night than with just Mom and Alpha.
Which is a lot of fun, as long as I can stay awake. And as you can see -- I get sleepy sometimes.
But that's OK -- I'd rather be where the action is!
Monday, December 28, 2009
As much as I like getting out for a walk, sometimes it really is cold.
Here, Mom had to pick me up at the end of walk because there was snow and ice on the ground, and one of my paws just got too cold and frozen.
Nothing a little huggin' (and vigorous rubbin') can't fix,
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Here we are at yet another Xmas market. Bad Wimpfen is a really neat old town, with lots of half-timbered houses.
Everyone adores me, especially in my Stadtwerker (state worker) orange safety vest.
Check out this cool walkway on part of the old walled city. It was literally "cool" -- in fact, it was freezing ;-)
With all the old houses so close together, you can find these cool alleyways. I'm always game to check them out.
Saturday, December 26, 2009
Speaking of presents, check out what I got.
These are not "pressed rawhide" bones, these are "the real thing".
I'll save you a more detailed description -- after all, we have vegetarians in the audience (hee, hee).
But all I can say is ... YUMMMMMM!
Friday, December 25, 2009
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
After 36 hours in transit! Fortunately, she made it out of Atlanta before the nor'easter hit.
And let me tell you, am I the best welcoming party or what?
Yeah, I had to tell Alli a secret when we got home. I had to tell her how much I missed her.
After all, she's my girl!
Monday, December 21, 2009
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
Thursday, December 17, 2009
We were coming back up the hill from Esslingen, and had the sun at our backs.
So Alpha grabbed the camera (big surprise) and caught this beautiful couple.
We won't quibble over who's #1. But you have to admit, we've got the top spots covered ;-)
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Here we are heading down to another Xmas market -- this one in Esslingen. It's a really cool town.
But wow was it crowded (and this wasn't even a weekend, OMG). There were people everywhere, and sometimes, Mom had to pick me up to make sure I could make it through the crowd. But as soon as there was space again, I wanted to be back on the ground, trying to scarf up some bits of food. (Hee, hee)
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Here we are at the Ludwigsburg Xmas market. I've been seeing quite a few of these lately.
I like them because here in Germany, they are largely about food. And wherever there is lots of street food, there is lots of food fallout!
So my nosie never leaves the ground -- my sniffer is on a mission!
Oh yeah, and I make everyone smile or laugh, so it's good for them too ;-)
Monday, December 14, 2009
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Wednesday, December 09, 2009
Tuesday, December 08, 2009
Monday, December 07, 2009
Well, I mean another special person, in addition to Santa.
My girl Alli enters her last week of the semester, and I sure hope she survives finals ;-)
And then within a couple of weeks, Alli will be here in Germany! Woo-hoo!
Good luck Alli!!! Distant slobbers from me to you!
Sunday, December 06, 2009
Check out these tasty looking morsels. Some people pay big bucks for these in French restaurants.
But Alpha's gone all vegetarian on me, and he won't let me eat them -- just sniff them, which is kinda fun.
Actually, they do quite a bit of damage in the garden, so our neighbors enlisted the young twins, and they moved all the snails out to the woods.
That's a kinder, gentler approach, donchathink?
Saturday, December 05, 2009
Friday, December 04, 2009
Thursday, December 03, 2009
Wednesday, December 02, 2009
Tuesday, December 01, 2009
Monday, November 30, 2009
Going back in time a little -- before I got my haircut.
Hanging out in the garden was lots of fun, especially after Mom and Alpha reinvigorated it with new plants.
I don't know what they all are, but they sure look pretty (especially with moi in the picture ;-)
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Saturday, November 28, 2009
These boats are really quiet -- all electric, and have been for 100 years -- that's right, since 1909. Can you believe that? Amazing.
And they are electric because they happen to run on one of Germany's cleanest and deepest lakes -- Königsee -- in Bavaria (Southern Germany). No power boats are allowed.
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
This is much better. Sitting mostly on terra firma, and being protected by my Alpha. Nice day up here though, I must say.
You can see that Mom and I are really on the top of the world up here. And that house in the background is the Eagle's Nest -- Hitler's 50th B-day gift and little-used retreat. This is cool.
And if you are really up for an outing, you can *walk* up from the bottom. We were not that craz, er, adventuresome. But we did walk down. And that was tough enough on the humans (sore quads ;-)
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Here I am (with that crazy Alpha again) out on some man-made outcropping, overlooking a vast, steep drop.
This gives you a little more perspective. OK, Alpha, that was fun -- can we go now?