Thursday, March 31, 2011

In the fields ...

... with Mom.

What a cute couple we make!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Into the sunset

Wow. Hawaii's got nuttin' on us. Check out that sunset.

OK, well maybe no ocean and no beaches. And no palm trees. Or tropical breezes.

But hey ... that's still quite a sunset!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

On the garden wall

I like my yard.

We have these cool stone walls and I can look down over my lower forty.

Forty what you ask? I don't know, maybe forty feet. If I'm lucky ;-)

But I still like it.

Monday, March 28, 2011

I'm a runner

See, I can really kick it into gear.

Watch out. Here I come.

Woo-hoo, I win!

And I look really cute in my jammies too ;-)

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Moi and the Hat

You've heard of the cat in the hat?

Yeah, well, not like that ;-)

But being such a cutie pie, I can make this look good.

And that's lucky for you, ALpha.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Steeper than it looks

It's hard to photograph a steep hill from the bottom.

Trust me, this one is steeper than it looks.

But not a problem for me.

Come on Mom, you're doing great!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Spring indeed

FInally. Spring appears to have arrived.

Well that sounds good to me!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Feels like Spring

Oh boy, do I like that sun.

Warm enough to sit outside on the patio.

Come on Spring!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Hey, who's the model here?

Mom, stop trying to steal the shot, will ya?

I am the one who is modeling for Alpha. Again. (Hee, hee)

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

So embarrassing

Why do they have to take pictures of me at these inopportune times?

Hey, I want to talk to my agent. We're gonna need to read the fine print of the contract.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Trying to keep up with Mom

Sometimes these guys can walk pretty fast.

And I have to do my best to keep up.

Remember guys, I have these little legs, donchaknow.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

It's Frito-approved

Here's a magnum quilt that Mom made for her brother David. It was top secret for a while, so we couldn't post this photo.

But now he has received it, so we can also show that it was indeed Frito-approved.

And who wouldn't want that stamp of approval ;-)

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Loungin' in my blue blanket

Awwww, look at me.

All snuggled up with my blue blanket.

My parents sent that over to the Beuttler's where I'm staying while they are on vacation.

So I'd be all comfy there too.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Me and my shadow?

Hey, that doesn't look like my shadow.

It looks like some dark and mysterious person following me.

I'm a little worried.

Oh, never mind, I see the hat now -- that's just Alpha!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Flappin' in the breeze

Hey, check out those ears and tongue.

Flapping in the breeze, as I run.

(I'm a poet, and I don't even know it ;-)

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Making a splash!

Guess what today is? My parents left on vacation, and so did I. They are off to Hawaii (24-hours of travel to an island state is not a good prescription for a doggie). And I'm off to my new dog sitters, the Beuttlers. When my parents dropped me off this morning, I made myself right at home. They are great people. Pretty cool I get my very own vacation, donchathink?

So anyways, about this other splash -- in the water!

Yesterday was a beautiful day, and we took a nice long walk (and I was getting hot). So when I didn't just jump in the pond on my own, I received a little, er, assistance from Alpha.

I don't mind. I really like the water. Cools me right off and gives me more spunk in the trunk!

But you can see in this photo, my hair is getting pretty thin. Hey, who knew dog's had to worry about male pattern baldness.

Hopefully the medicine I get from Dr. Essig will be able to get back some of my hair. Won't be too bad in the summer, but next winter ... brrrrr.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Color coordinated

See, it kinda goes like this. I've been losing my hair, so my parents took me to the vet to see what's what.

Dr. Essig had to take some blood for tests, hence the yellow bandage. Pretty cool color match, eh?

So they think I have this condition where I'm getting too much cortisol into my system. It's like being stressed out.

Dr. Essig will do a more in-depth test when my parents return from vacation. And if so, there is a pretty straightforward treatment (just a small pill a day) that should be able to help.

I'm glad Mom worried enough to take me in to see the vet. She's always looking out for me, donchaknow.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Running to get back to ............ ... Frito-a-Day!

Ohmigosh. Where have I been? More importantly, where has Alpha been?

Oh never mind, that's water over the bridge. Or under the dam. Whatever.

Here I am.

I'm back now ;-)

(And you can check out the previously missing posts too -- am I there for you or what!)

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Will you forgive me?

Yes, so sorry I've been gone so long.

Here, let me make it up to you.

A tentative kiss maybe?

Just hope you are not too mad.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Finally warm again

Oh, we had such a great day today.

Warm, sunny, and apparently no one got the memo.

So it was just me and the 'rents on a fantablulous walk.

Look at me -- no vest or sweater, and I'm even a little warm.

Works for me!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Out for a great walk

We're walking around the fields near our home, and this section is way off the beaten path.

And what a beautiful path it is.

Oh, thank you Spring. ;-)

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Horse trails

This is a path right near some riding stables.

So we often see horses out on the trail.

And sometimes buggy's too.

You could hear these guys coming from far away as they are wearing bells.

Very bucolic.

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Double layer

Spring is coming. Sun is out. Haven't had much rain, and no snow recently.

But it's still a little nippy.

Nippy enough for two layers today. Come on Spring!

Tuesday, March 08, 2011


Wow -- will you look at that mole hill.

They must grow 'em big here in Böblingen, Germany.

Well, I showed him who's boss. I just pee'd on his hill.

Don't mess with me, Jack. Or whatever your beady-eyed name is ;-)

No, we didn't get a shot of him up close. Those buggers stay underground.

Alpha says this shot is from Wikipedia, whatever that is.

Oh, and he says Wiki notes that moles are a protected species in Germany.

Now that's a bummer for me ;-)

Monday, March 07, 2011

Spring breezes

Check it out.

Alpha may be posing me for the camera, but I'm just taking in the Spring-time breezes.

Ahhhh, I can smell it coming!

Sunday, March 06, 2011

More horses

Well, will you look at that. Maybe that's what I was smelling ;-)

Gotta be careful I don't get stepped on by all the horses around here.

It's OK -- I love them much more than cars ;-)

Saturday, March 05, 2011

Too ... Darn ... Cute

You really must admit it.

Come on, say it.

Yes, I know, really I do.

I am just too darn cute!

Friday, March 04, 2011

Outdoor boney

Working hard on my boney.

This must be from last year, when it was warm outside.

I'm looking forward to that once again, believe me!

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Quite a tongue

Yes, indeed. And look at me with my hair all trimmed.

Fooled ya. Now I'm all fuzzy again.

Try to keep up with me, OK?

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Close Up

Such a stunning profile.

And great ear tips.

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Dang I'm cute

And I'm the rugged outdoorsy type.

Looks like I'm posing for Field and Stream or something ;-)