Monday, May 31, 2010

Can't tell time

Alpha keeps asking me what time it is. Says something about looking at the "dandelion clock".

And then he just starts laughing. Can anyone figure this guy out?

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Better than ice cream

Looks like I'm taking a lick of Alpha's ice cream cone, doesn't it?

Well, look closer, and you 'll see it's my doggie bone. Actually better than ice cream!

Well, actually, I wouldn't know, 'cause ice cream is not on my diet. Need to keep my svelte figure, donchaknow.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

See my new name tag?

Now every one knows my name.

And my phone number too.

I'm so popular, donchaknow ;-)

Friday, May 28, 2010

Pucker up!

Now isn't that just the cutest, er, face you ever saw? NOT!

Come on, pucker up!

Nah, I don't think so. I'll just move along.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Ciao, Bro

Well, we knew the day would have to come, but for Greg, it came a day early because of the British Airways strike. All-in-all, his vacation was too short -- ah, the life of the working man.

But even though I'm sad here, it was really great to see him and get to visit with him. See you later -- I mean, Ciao Bro'!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Long driveway (and rain clouds)

We had a ways to walk for breakfast each morning. Or we could drive (hee, hee).

On this day, even though we had a sunny morning, those dark, low rain clouds were rollin' in.

It was a tough call -- more pictures or getting soaked. Thank God I at least had my rain vest.

Alpha, you are too much ;-)

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Mystery monster

Egad. I've been grabbed by some sort of hooded monster. Who could it be. I look really worried, don't I? ;-)

Nah, nothing to worry about, it's just my *sometimes* crazy brother, Greg. Big surprise there, eh?

Monday, May 24, 2010

In the sun with the family

Here we are visiting Volterra, Italy. It started out raining (again), but after we ducked into a restaurant for an early supper, the sun came out and we had a nice walk around the town.

Here we got a nice family shot from an overlook from the old city.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Am I being scolded?

Check it out -- it looks like I'm being severely scolded. Would Alpha really do that?

Nah, he's just trying to pose me. Now that we *know* he would do.

Oh yeah, gotta get one with the rolling vineyards in the background. Jeez.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

"What set of knockers!"

With all apologies to Mel Brooks. But those are rather impressive door knockers.

Look, even Greg thinks so. There so ... big. (You didn't know I was familiar with Blazing Saddles, now, didja?)

Friday, May 21, 2010

Raining in Siena

So it was raining on our vacation (I mean, the nerve! ;-) On this day, we thought we would head to one of the larger Tuscan cities and grab some internet access. That was easier said than done ;-)

But we did finally find some, and my parents made sure I had my own towel to keep me dry and warm, and they carried me around to save me from getting too soaking wet.

Hey, I just like getting out with the family. Pretty easy to please me!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Now *that's* a tattoo!

After our romp around Pisa, we headed back to the car to get ready for our next adventure.

Greg changed shirts and lookee what I saw. Now *that* is quite a tattoo. A custom job based on black holes, broken mirrors, and a plethora of little images. Greg says it was motivated by a dream.

Wow. I think it is really cool. Even if I am, as a result, "in the shadow" of Greg's tattoo in this photo (hee, hee).

Here's a closer look for those that are curious. (And you can click on it to make it larger.) Pretty wild.

Yep, that's my bro'!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Lemme tell ya a story

You see, there once was this family, with a little girl, that visited Pisa, Italy.

And during that trip, they saw a cute Yorkie (just like me ;-)

And later they were talking about how a Yorkie might be a good breed of dog to get for the family.

Well that was more than 10 years ago -- and that little girl was Alli, and that family turned out to become mine.

So Alpha decided to tell that story to this little girl's family -- just in case it might come true for them too.

Isn't that nice? (I'm not sure the little girl's mother thought so, but let's give her time ;-)

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Hauling someone's butt

As it turns out, Pisa is not really keen on doggies. Only one of the monuments there let me in, and only when I was carried. So Mom decided to carry me so Alpha (and Greg) could take pictures.

Well, it turns out there are stairs -- quite a few actually -- and Mom hauled my butt right up there.

Let's just say we were happy to 'sit a spell' after that.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Happy Birthday to Moi

Stop those presses once again!

Mom just reminded me it's my Birthday today. And not just any Birthday -- I'm now a double-digit-doggie. That's right -- I'm 10 years old (in people years). Which pretty much makes me a senior citizen in dog years.

I think I look pretty good for my age, don't you? Oh yeah, and I think Mom looks pretty stunning as well. Must be all of that good living ;-)

Where in the world is Frito?

Here are Greg and Alpha with me at a famous landmark (and yeah, it's sunny). Perhaps you can tell where it is?

Well, just in case you couldn't tell by that photo, Greg figured you could figure this one out while he tries to keep the leaning tower from falling over. Greg is very strong donchaknow.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

A little rainy

The weather was not exactly cooperative on this trip. We had some nice days, but also some rainy ones. And on this day we had a brief deluge ;-)

So even though I was wearing my waterproof vest, I still got soaked. And then chilly. So my parents had to think fast ... and they bought me a towel (hee, hee).

But you see, then the sun came out, and I was able to do some rolling in the sun. In the street perhaps, but at least in the sun.

Next we decided to have some food. So I joined the family at the table, and they used the towel to keep me warm so I would stop shivering.

In the end, Mom offered up her sweater, and that did the trick.

I think Greg was a little taken aback by the whole "pamper the dog" scene ;-) Perhaps he was a little jealous? (hee, hee).

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Visitin' with my Bro'

It was a little cosy on our first night traveling. Poor Greg got the "little kid" bed (hee, hee).

But I still managed to squeeze on it to visit with him.

After all, he's my Bro'

Friday, May 14, 2010

Scenic Stop

So here's one of our stops while driving through Switzerland. Wow. Let me show you all the landmarks (check out the peaks on this viewing table)

But hey, we're not ones to let a table go to waste. Let's use it to make lunch. Yummy.

I think we found a "Sound of Music" location. Those hills are just beautiful, don't you think Greg?

Thursday, May 13, 2010

On the road with Greg

We barely gave him time to snooze in that nice bed. It was time to hit the road. Woo hoo.

I'm such a good traveler, and I just love taking a road trip with my bro'.

Hey Greg, what is this thing on my head? You call that a hat?

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

The Christening

In anticipation of Greg's arrival, Alpha's office finally gets cleaned (hee, hee). And the sofa gets made into a bed. And Mom's quilt comes out. And then you get me looking absolutely adorable! Check out those folded ear tips. No hanky panky here -- I did this myself, after thoroughly snortling on the bed. Here let me show you:

First you gots to check out the comfy bed.

Then you gots to do a froggy leg rotate (always to the right) on the bed.

And finally, a vigorous snortle and roll. That's how you get flipped ear tips.

OK Greg, bed is now ready for you (hee, hee).

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Greg's Arrival

Woah. Stop the presses again!

Greg has arrived! And just barely -- it took him almost 24 hours of travel, just coming from New England. First he was delayed by the volcanic ash cloud, and because of the delays, he missed his connection, but finally he's here! Woo hoo!

I got two separate trips to the airport, and got to stay up late to greet him. I was very excited.

Welcome home Bro' ('cause home is where the heart is ;-)

Grass munchin'

Ahhh, fresh new grass. I really do love my veggies.

But don't take away my meat and bonies!

Monday, May 10, 2010

I need to roll

Hurry Mom.

Take off my vest and collar, because I really must go rollin', rollin', rollin' to dry off the rain.

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

Woah. Stop the presses.

Check it out. Mom is keeping me warm under her sweater. Now isn't that just like a special Mommie? I am one lucky doggie!

Thanks for everything Mom. I hope you have a Happy Mother's Day! Big slobbers for you!

That's 'Prince' and the pea

Forget all this 'princess' talk. We 'princes' need adequate cushioning as well, donchaknow.

Saturday, May 08, 2010

Can't touch this (electric fence)

In the immortal words of that great urban poet, Mr. MC Hammer:

That's word because you know
Can't touch this
Can't touch this
Break it down!
Stop! Hammer time!
Can't touch this
Can't touch this
Can't touch this
Yea, Can't touch this
I told you, can't touch this
Too hype can't touch this
Get me outta here, you can't touch this

Friday, May 07, 2010

Some serious molies

Check out those mole hills. Man, there must be a whole passel of them living underground. Now if just one of them would come up for a looksee ...

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Always wondered how I tasted

Licking my own reflection in the water. Yummmmy. I guess I taste good. And am quite refreshing ;-)