Monday, November 30, 2009

In the garden

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

Cammo training

You just never know when you need to blend in to your surroundings.

Here I am practicing on our new king bed quilt. Now you see me, no you don't.

Pretty impressive, donchaknow.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Taking a boat ride

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

In the sun

Check out the sun streaming through our Pension window. Makes me look all glisteny. And feels nice and warm.

With Mom and flowers

Walking around the towns in Southern Germany is really picturesque. Don't you think Mom and the flowers both so beautiful? Oh yeah, me too ;-)

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

OK - happier on the log bench

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

What is with all the cliffs?

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?

Monday, November 23, 2009

Don't look down

We went up to see the Eagle's Nest, known as the Kehlsteinhaus in German. I'll tell you more about it later. First, I have to catch my breath being this close to the edge ;-) Hold on tight Alpha!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

The Zen of Frito

So we were walking along this riverbed, and came across these rock statues. Very Zen, doncha think? I fit right in. Can we all say "Om"?

Here I am with Alpha checking out the nice rushing stream. This was near our hotel in the vicinity of Berchtesgaden, Germany. It was a nice trip. I'll show you more photos of the area this week, 'K?

Saturday, November 21, 2009

So that's the first week back -- are ya happy now?

Well just check out the rainbow over Mr. Good-Lookin'.

Frito's Back and Livin' Large!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Weekend in Lucerne

So here I am with Mom, in front of the famous Chapel Bridge (Kapellbrücke) over the Reuss River that exits Lake Lucerne.

This bridge was originally built in 1333 to help folks get to Church ;-) Now it helps tourists get to shopping (hee, hee).

And check out this funky bathroom. Which just happened to be located in a funky hotel room. But it was pretty cool -- all except for those church bells -- we were right next door ;-)

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Looks like he did it again ...

That's right -- he ran another marathon. This time in lovely Lucerne, Switzerland (and I got to come along!)

Here's Alpha at the start. Notice how he is smiling, seemingly oblivious to the upcoming 42.195 km (hey, we're in Europe donchaknow).

Well now take a look at him. He'll be lucky to beat that guy. Only about a mile more to the finish line now.

And how did Alpha do? Well, his goal was to break 4 hours. And he did it -- he ran in 3:54, which was 17 minutes faster than his previous PR and 21 minutes faster than his last marathon. So I'd say a hearty woo-hoo is in order. That's my alpha ;-)

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

At least they're quiet

Met up with a few critters on my last walk with Mom and Alpha.

And this German guy with the big staff. I wanted to play, but no one was moving a muscle.

So I guess I'll practice being a lapdog.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Lookie who's back

You know -- what's his name -- the guy with the hat.

Oh never mind, just keep posting ;-)

Monday, November 16, 2009

I know you've been deprived ...

... So here are a bunch of photos to start to make up for it ;-) First, you get me looking adorable ;-)

But whatever you do, don't try to take away my frisbee. Because it's mine -- nah, nah, nah, nah, na, nah

However, I will let you pet me, but don't try to take that frisbee ...

... because if you do, a vicious game of tug-o-war will ensue. And you know ...

... who will be victorious, right? OK, now we can go for a walk. ;-)

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Time to play

All work and no play ... makes Alpha not only dull, but a highly unreliable Frito-a-Day poster.

So I took it upon myself to create some "play time" with my frisbee to get the parents out of the house.

And boy am I fast. Hee, hee. Catch me if you can, Alpha!

And while you are doin' the "play thing", don't forget to post!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Very attractive couple

Well, well. Look who's back! And more attractive than ever! Am I talking about moi or Mom? I'll say "yes" ;-)

And we have to encourage Alpha too. Go, Alpha, Go. Keep those posts coming!