Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Dark Shadows

Hey, remember that vampire soap opera from about 40 years ago, called Dark Shadows? No? Me neither. (hee, hee)

Just thought of it when I saw this photo. It was really bright outside, and you can see the sunlight through the window, contrasted with those "dark shadows".

Oh, I get it. But I don't look anything like Barnabas Collins. Well, maybe the canine incisors ;-)

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Finishing off my chew bone

My parents have been dining al fresco lately, now that the weather has been pretty nice.

Which means I usually get my chew bone outdoors. While they won't let me bury it in the garden, they do let me lay on the grass and chew it.

Tonight I finished up this bone. It was yummy. Can you tell?

Monday, June 28, 2010

Big water dish

Hey check it out. You can tell it's getting hot over here.

My parents brought out the kiddie pool, but so far, I'm only using it as my big water dish.

Either way, it's nice to have it in the backyard.

Sunday, June 27, 2010


Ah, there goes Alpha again with some photo-manipulation.

But I have to admit. It's kinda cool.

OK, I like it -- it's colorful and it's art.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

The profile

My, what a distinguished profile I have -- don't you think?

And really rather long in the snout department. That shows good breeding. I'm from the upper crust, donchaknow.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Get lower

Come on Alpha -- get lower. Maybe you should lie on your belly and slither along the ground (hee, hee).

(Yes, I know, it's already been done.) Jeez, the things some guys will do for photos.

Thursday, June 24, 2010


I'm getting rather protective of my boney. Because this is my last boney. What happened to all the others you ask?

They are all on the "injured reserved list". Reserved until Mom can perform squeaker surgery on them.

Come on Mom, better get to it before we have a boney crisis on our hands (hee, hee).

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Nice pad

See Mom's cool setup.

She has all her sewing and quilting equipment set up in the living room, along with her computer and large screen monitor.

And she's right where all the action is in the living room.

Including moi when I deign to sit on the sofa cushions.

Which isn't all that often (ya know, those sewing contraptions make some noise).

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Hello Mr. Duck

Hmmm, you look rather tasty.

No, no, I have more self-control than that.

I'm just gonna walk by and pretend you are not there.

And Mom is gonna restrain me-- just to be sure ;-)

Monday, June 21, 2010

Local Art

Walking downtown, we came upon this statue of sorts.

Looks like some school kids had an art project displayed in one of the town squares.

And don't I make it look really cool?

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Special Report - Belated Alpha Day!

Hold Everything. Bring those presses to a screechin' halt. In fact, let's roll the clock back.

Somebody forgot to post Alpha Day photos. Alli and Greg and Mom and moi all gave Alpha cards and presents, but someone dropped the ball on the Frito-a-Day post. Oops. Guess that was me ;-)

So here we go, a quick retrospective of my cuteness adorning Alpha. See if you can tell how much he's aged in some of these photos. This one shows Alpha acting kinda silly, but at least I look cool as ... Joe Cool

Next we have a closed-shaved cutie pie having just a grand time up at Tucker Pond. You really do have to admit I make the photo, doncha think?

And here's a recent photo from Germany. This time, I look more like a Chihuahua than a Yorkie. Funny how my ears stand up straight whenever I get my haircut.

So anyways, let's all wish Alpha a Happy Alpha's Day. And I can tell you, he took advantage of it. What a lump! Good thing that only comes once every year (hee, hee)

Mid-munch funny face

I look like one of those cartoon hyennas. Quite the smirk.

But really, I've just been munching on some grass, and Alpha caught me with my mouth full.

Hey Alpha, you're supposed to pick the flattering photos, remember? ;-)

Saturday, June 19, 2010

A walk in the woods

It was a little damp and raining, but kinda cool with all the new green leaves coming out.

I just love all our woodland trails. Hey Mom -- try to keep up ;-)

Friday, June 18, 2010

I call leather

That's right, for once, Alpha's butt is not hogging the leather.

So I call it. Kinda like calling 'shotgun'.

And don't try to take it back until I'm done.

The leather is nice and cool on a hot day. Ahhhh.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Did you say 'Alli'?

It really isn't fair. If Alpha can't get my attention for a photo, he say's something like 'Where's Alli?' and of course, I have to look, cock my head, and basically ask what he's talking about.

After all, she is my girl, donchaknow. I think there should be a law against that, don't you?

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Well-worn trail

This is on the walk down town. There's a grass field we walk through, and as you can see, it gets enough traffic that I don't have to blaze my own trail. That's not true on some of our other walks.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

In Bloom

Hey look! Another flower in full bloom -- moi! Ha, ha!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Coolin' the undercarriage

Well, it's finally starting to get warm around here. And you know what that means. Frequent entries into various bodies of water. Sometimes to drink, sometimes to cool down, and sometimes for both.

I like to keep my belly cool!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Hug or Half Nelson?

So what's your vote? Is Mom giving me a hug or a half nelson?

Can you see how her arm is right around my neck? And be sure to check out my expression before you cast your vote (hee, hee).

J/K Mom ;-)

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Let's go over there

Walking downtown with Mom, I see something cool on the other path.

(I think it was a duck on the edge of a pond.) So whadya say Mom, huh, can we go over there, can we?

Friday, June 11, 2010

What's for dinner?

My parents were out for some al fresco dining. And of course, I want to be included as well.

So what's on the menu guys? Oh yeah, and I'd like a beer with that ;-)

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Grass muncher

Yep, that's me. Get me some nice fresh long grass, and I am there for you!

Almost a Billy Goat. But I'm more dainty. I only eat a little at a time. (Hee, hee)

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

On the hillside

Here I am waiting on the hillside. Waiting for what? Well, for Mom to find a pee-stop if you must know. Shh, don't tell her I said that.

But of course Alpha has his camera, so now he is call me to come to him, so he can take pictures of me.

I'm coming, I'm coming. I like running on the hillside -- I feel like I'm in the Sound of Music ;-)

And here's what they do on this hillside. Launching pad for para-gliding (or whatever they call it). Cool.

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Hilltop in Black Forest

Here I am with Mom, overlooking the Black Forest from a beautiful hilltop.

OK, enough of that -- I;m going to visit with Alpha -- here I come ...

Getting close now!

OK, tag! You're it!

Monday, June 07, 2010

Low bridge, I mean tree

Look out Alpha! Low bridge ahead. Or tree.

Pretty though.

Sunday, June 06, 2010

Nice reflections

Here we are in La Petite France, a charming area of Strasbourg. If the sun is right, you can get some neat reflections. I like this one, don't you?

OK, that's enough, let's keep walking.

Saturday, June 05, 2010

Early Morning Walk

Hey, check it out. Mom got up early for my walk. Woo-hoo.

We are walking along the Ill River in Strasbourg. That, by the way, is just about the only grass around, if you know what I mean ;-)

Friday, June 04, 2010

Now that's a big church

Yep, no doubt about it. This is the Notre Dame Cathedral in Strasbourg, France. It's gigantic. Alpha needs to get a wider-angle lens for his camera.

Here, Mom backed up just to give you some perspective. Wowsa.

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Content Dog

I've been hot. I've been cool. Now I'm sitting with Mom in the shade, so I am ... "content".

I love visiting with my parents. It's a lot of fun.

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Cool Dog

And what's the best thing to do when you are a hot dog ... well take a dip of course.

Now I am a cool dog! Life is really so simple ;-)

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Hot Dog

We got lucky visiting Strasbourg over Memorial Day Weekend. Weather was pretty nice (at least the two days we spent walking around).

You can see I turned into a "hot dog" when the full sun came out. But I don't mind. Just don't get too close to the mouth, or I might breath on ya (hee, hee).