Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Man, this is a long hike.
Are we going anywhere in particular?
I mean, what's at the end of this trail (and how much further is it)?
Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy!
A glacial pond and I got to get cooled off again.
This time straight for the grass -- who needs a towel.
So is there anything else cool up here?
Holy mackeral, there's a herd of cows up here.
And they seem to be a little territorial.
They are chasing Mom back down the trail.
Way to go Mom, thanks for creating a diversion for us!
We owe you one (hee, hee).
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Monday, November 28, 2011
So like I said, it's getting a little hot.
Being up at this elevation also means we feel the sun more (less atmosphere).
And I'm basically a solar collector on paws. So I can get really toasty.
So this looks like a good time for a watering hole.
Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. Very refreshing.
Sunday, November 27, 2011
It's pretty toasty out here, and we are doing a lot of hiking (OK, more like walking)
But we're between 1700-2000 meters elevation (up to around 6000 feet), so it's a little bit harder than just a stroll in the park.
So that's why we stop for a picnic every so often.
Allows everyone to grab a snack.
And I can get at least a brief respite in.
These guys are working my butt off!
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Isn't this a cool trail?
Right on the side of an Alpine hill, with wild flowers growing everywhere.
And off in the distance, more Alps and glaciers too!
I'm leading my pack.
Mom is close behind.
But Alpha? Who knows where that guy is.
Probably taking a picture somewhere ;-)
Friday, November 25, 2011
Yes, indeed. Alpha seems to be calendar-challenged. Alpha, last Thursday in November. It's Christmas that is always on the 25th. Anywho ...
Since Alpha is posting this so late, a day after Thanksgiving, we thought it would be appropriate to show you how thankful I can be.
First I'm thankful that I got dunked in cool glacial water when it was really hot outside.
Next I'm thankful that Alpha schlepped a towel for me on this hike so I would be able to go rollin', rollin', rollin'
'Cause nobody likes a grassy dog which would be the alternative ;-)
And finally, I'm showing you just how happy I can get.
Thursday, November 24, 2011
See how excited I look?
Well who wouldn't be -- check out that view!
I got to go on vacation to Switzerland again this summer with Mom and Alpha.
And if you can believe that slacker -- Alpha is only posting the pictures now.
Oh well, better late than never.
So keep tuning in to see all the cool views and places we get to go over the next few posts.
C'mon, let's go!
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Now you may have to look closely to see it.
You can double click on the photo.
Can you see this is a paint-by-numbers painting of moi?
I bet you want your own copy doncha?
Well, I fooled you -- just Alpha playing with iPhoto.
Kinda cool though.
I need an artist to paint this up.
Alpha, that leaves you out (hee, hee)
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Monday, November 21, 2011
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Friday, November 18, 2011
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Monday, November 14, 2011
I'm on a restricted water intake diet, per the vet.
Something to do with too much water washing out the effects of my medicine.
So boy-oy-boy do I like it when they let me drink out of the pond.
They can't measure how much water I drink (hee, hee)
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Friday, November 11, 2011
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Wednesday, November 09, 2011
You're looking a little flat these days.
Not to mention dark and kinda one dimensional.
You really could stand to get some color.
OK, Alpha, I guess you certainly found some color.
This is in Christiania, a "free-spirit" place near Copenhagen, Denmark.
Woah. Mom too?
OK, I take it back.
You guys really do get out sometimes.
Tuesday, November 08, 2011
Monday, November 07, 2011
Out for a nice walk today with Mom and Alpha.
We took one of the long routes, and for just about all of it, I was able to be off-leash.
But as you can see, every once in a while, I got picked up by Mom to keep me safe (from a car on the trail, or some big dog).
I don't mind -- it's nice to get a hug from Mom.
Now in the case of Alpha, he's just glamming for a photo op.
Lucky for him I'm in the picture.
Otherwise -- straight into the bit bucket, if you know what I mean ;-)
Sunday, November 06, 2011
Saturday, November 05, 2011
So we are past Halloween now, but that doesn't mean I can't be in character.
Here I am wearing a very brown cape, er vest, with a turned up collar, just like a vampire (cue devilish laugh).
Since it's brown, and not the traditional black, I'm more like Count Chocula than Count Dracula ;-)
And as you can see, we have some other Halloween leftovers in the yard.
So my character is still welcome.
Friday, November 04, 2011
Thursday, November 03, 2011
This was one of those late summer, really beautiful days.
OK, well actually pretty hot.
And Alpha had the bright idea that we take the looooong walk.
Where there is no water.
So anywho ... let's just say my walkers stopped walking.
Actually, I told my parents to turn around.
But that was after we had covered about 4/5th of the loop.
(So that would have been a bad idea ;-)
So instead, my parents decided to carry me until we could find some water.
Wasn't that awfully nice of them?
Wednesday, November 02, 2011
Here I am after a nice bath.
Everything's been done; I just need some more time to air dry.
Let me show you what I have to go through for my bath.
OK, maybe what my parents have to go through ...
First I have to get all wet, and then shampoo'd.
My parents really love this part, especially if I shake off my soapy wet body and splatter them in the face (hee, hee).
This is pretty fun, except when they try to clean off my chops.
That means the water comes precariously close to my eyes and nosie.
But my parents are experts at this point.
Actually, two. Double wrapped and all warm after my bath.
I really like just setting for a spell with Alpha.
Then of course all the rollin', rollin', rollin', which you have seen many times before.
And when all is said and done, I look extraordinarily clean and cute -- just like this!