Monday, April 30, 2012

Sleeping Cutey

And now a close-up of my sleeping cuteness.

Alpha says I'm irresistibly soft and pettable.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Just too darn cute

Awww geee.

Now aren't I the cutie pie.

All cuddled up and warm in my minkie blanket.

At least that was true before Alpha decided he needed yet another photo of moi.

OK Alpha, put the covers back now.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Yoga dog

Check out that supple spine.

I'm almost 12 years old (84 dog years) and look at that flexibility.

You guys should really take up yoga.

Here I'll give you instruction.

OK, butt up in the air, and take your chest all the way down to the floor.

Oooh, that's a good stretch.

I'm not quite so supple on the upward doggie.

I think artificial ligaments may limit some of my reverse stretch.

But that's still pretty good for an ol' dog ;-)

Friday, April 27, 2012

Eating some yummy lunch

You caught me Alpha.

Yes, it is a somewhat rare event these days.

I'm actually eating my lunch.

You can see how trim and fit I am.

My appetite has not been so great. So I'm down to somewhere around 9 lbs.

The skinniest I've ever been as an adult.

But I'm looking pretty darn healthy.

Hey Alpha, maybe you ought to try dropping a pound or 20 ;-)

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Meet the groomers

Well, my parents didn't buy the punk rocker thing.

So today I went to the groomers -- this is Frank. He's very nice.

Yo, Frank, dude!

Perhaps you should use some clippers rather than just trying to yank out the hair. ;-)

Oh, you were just checking me out.

And now I'm getting all of the dreck removed from my long hair.

Hey, don't blame me -- I'm a dog. I'd say that falls on the ol' 'rents.

Awww, I'm all done now.

And here is the other half of the dynamic grooming duo. Say hi to Sabina.

Boy, I'm a clean and neat boy now!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Who needs grooming?

This is my aging rocker look.

A little like Steven Tyler. Only I look better.

So who says I need to see the groomer?

See, I've even had Alpha brush my long hair.

I look very classy if you ask me.

Groomers? We don't need no stinkin' groomers.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Bat ears?

Why is everyone (er, Mom) saying I have bat ears?

Just because I have long incisors does not mean I'm a vampire, ya know.

Here's a close-up.

I don't know about a bat (vampire or otherwise).

If anything, I think I look a little bit like Mr. Spock. Don't you?

Live long and prosper. Just don't ask me to spread my paw pads ;-)

Monday, April 23, 2012

Kiss me you fool

I must admit. I do get lots of affection.

Sometimes a little too much, if you ask me ;-)

Oh yeah, the schnoz.

They always go for the schnozolla.

OK, now let's back off lady.

Boy, sometimes my fans get a little carried away

Sunday, April 22, 2012

In the pink

Hey Mom, check it out.

My tongue matches the color of your shirt.

How very pink of you ;-) Or did Alpha mess with the color again ;-)

It sure does make you colorful!

Not to mention comfortable.

Thanks for the ride.

Sometimes the ol' legs just need a pick-me-up.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Va-va-va-voom baby

Now how's that for a birthday card. And for moi?

Thanks Mom, that's very nice of you.

What? It's for you? Well, well.

Be sure to get that guy's number!

Are you blushing yet?

Friday, April 20, 2012

Old nosie fights back

Well that's a close-up indeed.

Yep, that nosie has been around the block a few time.

Here's a broader perspective, and you can see I'm just munching on one of my paws.

Yeah, like Alpha never scratches himself; just don't ask where (hee, hee)

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Let sleeping dogs lie ... please

Yo Alpha!

I can hear the camera shutter, and see the flash even though my eyes are closed.

Let's follow the sage advise, 'K? (hee, hee)

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Starry, starry, eyes

With apologies to Vincent and Don.

We're just two cool dudes, with some star dust in our eyes.

Good thing you've got some shades there Alpha.

Hey can you pick me up a pair?

That would make me Joe "Fritoman" Cool. (hee, hee)

(And in case you wanted to hear the song, read the lyrics, and see the painting, then click on this link, and enjoy.)

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

To err is human ...

... but doggies are never wrong.

Take this picture for example. Please!

Alpha throws nothin' away. Even his bad photos get used.

Here's one that should have ben in the bit bucket.

But instead Alpha plays with things like saturation, hue, contrast, definition, highlights, etc.

So you be the judge? Was this one worth saving? Or did the bit bucket get robbed ;-)

You perhaps can guess my vote (poor bit bucket ;-)

Monday, April 16, 2012

Frito, the Lounge Dog

Have you heard of Larry, the Lounge Lizzard?

Yeah, well forget it -- nothing like me.

I'm just "loungin'", so that makes me Frito, the Lounge Dog.

From all angles.

OK, now I'm tired from all this lounging.

Boy, what a work out. ;-)

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Tired after the groomer

Alli, this is my birthday present to you.

I got groomed just so I would look so cute for your B-day post.

But I have to tell you, I'm not up for that much excitement in one day.

See how tired I am?

Actually, I'm really tired.

Alpha watched me as I slowly fell over on to the sofa.

Yep, really, really tired.

And really really cute!

A prefect present, I think, for my girl!

Happy Birthday Alli!

Happy Birthday Alligator!

Hey everyone, it's time for a flashback to 2006.

Just look how cute and adorable I was back then.

I came back to wish a Happy Birthday to my one and only girl.

Keep on smilin' kiddo. And keep on laughin'.

I will always love you, no matter how far apart we might be.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Time for a drink

And no, it's not the kinda drink Alpha had last night (x2).

Shouldn't be playing with fire, there, Alpha old buddy (hee, hee).

This is what I'm talking about -- yummy fresh water.

It's my absolute favorite -- especially when it's cold.

Yep, this stuff is lip-smackin' good.

Take a hint Alpha -- this is what you should be drinkin'.

Oh yeah, and try it out of a doggie bowl -- that would be fun to see.

Friday, April 13, 2012


Please, can someone save me from Alpha?

He seems to have gone back to his childish ways.

Alpha, I may be older than you, but trust me, you are no spring chicken either.

So grow up already ;-)

Thursday, April 12, 2012

I hear I'm rather fuzzy

What do you think?

Better take a close look while you can ...

In fact, here's another shot.

But come this weekend, I'm going to the groomers.

So get your fluffy fuzzy fill (fff) while you can (hee, hee)

p.s., hey, at least it got posted sometime today ;-)

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Passel o' paws

Look at that.

It looks like I'm mostly all paws.

They are very cute (and occasionally a little smelly ;-)

But Alpha, must you keep taking pictures?

I'm really getting rather bored with the whole affair.

Or else very hungry.

So let's wrap up this photo session and get moi some food, 'K?

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

I give you ... "The Donald"

As great as my hair has come back from my bout with Cushing's disease, there is still one problem area.

You see my ear? No new hair growth on it.

So there is clearly only one thing left to do:

I give you ... "The Donald"

As in Trump. You know .... the guy with the worst combover on television.

But hey, he's worth millions, maybe billions.

So why not emulate?

So just to make sure you see what I'm talking about ...

Here is a close up.

First, before ...

Then after.

See what I'm talking about?

Just call me a dashing old pup.

Come and get it while you can, ladies ;-)

Monday, April 09, 2012

Not a potted plant

Really, Alpha -- really?

Ya know, I'm not just some potted plant.

You can't place me wherever you want just for a picture, donchaknow.

Well, maybe you can, but I don't have to look at the camera (hee, hee).

Sunday, April 08, 2012

Let sleeping dogs lie

Awwww, I'm all curled up.

In the sun. On a nice warm towel on the grass.

Just let me sleep ... or I'll bite you (hee, hee).

Saturday, April 07, 2012

Big teddy bear

Hey Alpha, where did you get the big teddy bear?

Oh wait, that's moi!

I don't want to say I look stuffed, but you could put me on the bed pillows and I'd be happy ;-)