Friday, August 31, 2012

Quite the wardrobe

Frito had a large collection of sweaters.

So sometimes we just had a to pose him for a modeling shot.

Such a good boy.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Crazy Dog

Somebody's looking like a psycho dog.

Personally, I'd blame the photographer ;-)

Frito was always a cutie pie, but the camera shutter sometimes caught a funny face.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Frito and Kelly

Frito and Kelly were buddies.

Though that may not be obvious with Kelly showing her teeth.

But I think she just got a bit bothered when Frito kept trying to kiss her.

Yep, they sure were buddies.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Running on the snowy lane

Yes indeedy -- Frito loved the snow.

It's one of the first days of 2007 and Frito loves being outside in the crisp, clean, air.

And running.  He also loved to run.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Interested in a walk?

Frito's wondering if we are going to go for a walk.

'Cause he's really interested!

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Can you pick out the gargoyle?

Last day of 2006 and here comes the snow.

That's a little more than frost on the pumpkins.

Frito loved the snow.

He was happy to go outside to play in it.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Putting my paw down

This is Frito's way of saying he's done enough Frisbee fetching.

Now he wants to rest for a while.

So leave the frisbee alone ;-)

Friday, August 24, 2012

Cute in my safety orange

Some people can't pull off orange.

But Frito always looks sharp.

And he made everyone smile when they saw his vest.

Not to mention keeping himself safe during deer hunting season ;-)

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Walking through the orchard

It's a little chilly, but not bad for just before Xmas.

Frito loved his walks, no matter the weather.

Especially if his girl was home.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Go Red Sox

2006 wasn't any better a year for the Red Sox than 2012.

But at least Alli and Frito could commiserate together.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Very colorful

Well, well, it seems both Frito and Alli are sporting some colorful clothing.

This was a beautiful fall day walking through a near-by apple orchard.

What a special pair these two make.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Hey look, it's Alli

Late 2006, and Frito is visiting with Alli in our front yard.

Such a cute couple!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Bright eyed

Someone's looking all bright-eyed and bushy tailed.

OK, well at least bright eyed.

We noticed while we were overseas, that Germans don't bob their dogs tails.

It would have been cute to see Frito with a long tail.  

But it wouldn't have been bushy in any case ;-)

Saturday, August 18, 2012

No slave to fashion

Thats Alpha we're talking about.

Nope, he's not a slave to fashion, that's for sure.

Velour is so ... 1970's ;-)

But hey, Frito was always in style, and went well with any outfit.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Butt massage

Looks like someone is getting a butt massage.

OK, officially that's the hind quarters.

Frito always yawned whenever he was getting some attention.

Never did understand that.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

What time is it?

Do you know what time it is?

Half past a terrier, going on a retriever.

Looks like it's frisbee time ;-)

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Top Dog

"Hey, look at me.

I'm the top dog.  I'm higher than Mom."

It's a beautiful day at our house.

"And I'm one happy poochie, can you tell?

Mom looks pretty happy too."

Frito's spirit and his voice are alive and well it seems.

Sometimes they just come out.

"OK, now flip my ear back please."

See what I mean?

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Thinking about some frogs ...

... and how yummy they would taste ;-)

Actually, Frito never "ate" the frogs.

But he did try to catch them.  

And when he did, they were gonners.  (Thankfully, not that often.)

You could say it was Darwin at work, and the smartest ones got away.

Sorry little froggy spirits -- Frito was just following his instincts.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Explorin' with Mom

Here is Frito in our back woods, doing some exploring with Mom.

He's found a very tasty birch stick, and will be doing some serious gnawing soon.

Frito could be such a dog sometimes.

At least when he wasn't a people. ;-)

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Good viewing from the sofa

This was one of Frito's favorite spots to sit.

High up on the leather sofa back.

He could turn around and look right out the window to see what the wildlife was up to.

He's seen lots of deer and wild turkeys, among other critters.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Frito's Anniversary!

Well today is Frito's anniversary.  (And this picture is from 2006.)

The day Alli brought him home to his new family.

So much love given and received.

What more can any man, woman, or pooch ask for.

Happy Anniversary Frito -- we will always love you.  

Thanks for being such a good dog to Alli, Greg, Mom, and Alpha.

Friday, August 10, 2012

The little runt

Here they are -- the dynamic duo.

Frito really loved her girl.

The girl that rescued him and showed him heaven on earth.

Frito had such a good life thanks to Alli picking out "the little runt."

What a lucky poochy.

Thursday, August 09, 2012

Reflections of a frogger

Frito tries another approach at hunting frogs.

I'm sorry to say he was more successful this way.

But thankfully, he was only rarely successful.

He would sneak up on them on shore, and wait for them to jump into the water.

And believe it or not, sometimes he could snab them in mid-air in his mouth.

We felt bad for those frogs.

In fact, we would distract Frito sometimes to let the frogs make a clean getaway.

Such a frogger.  He was not a vegan doggie.

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Too long

Frito is thinking the grass is getting a wee-bit long.

This was on one of the trails near our neighborhood apple orchard.

Probably got loaded up with ticks.

But hey, it was a nice morning walk, so who's complaining.

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Shadow walk

I'd recognize those silhouettes anywhere.

Especially the terrier on the left.

Out for a walk with the 'rents on a bright sunny day.

Frito always loved his walks.

Monday, August 06, 2012

Not our furniture

This fabric does not look familiar.

I think it may have been in a cabin we rented on a trip to Nova Scotia.

Frito thought it was just dandy to check out the sofa.

And why not -- we never taught him otherwise.

But really, who wouldn't want this cutie pie sitting next to them?

Sunday, August 05, 2012


OK, Frito is scoping out the situation.

Does he see any frogs swimming in the pond?

Yes, indeedy.  Time to try a sneak attack.

Yeah, Frito was never very sneaky.

The frogs always let Frito get some exercise, and then dove under water.

But I don't think Frito minded.

After a good swim, nothing like a good roll on the grass to get all messy.

Ahhhh, summertime around the garden pond.

Saturday, August 04, 2012


Oh, the things poor Frito had to do for his supper.

Yep, we made him dance sometimes ;-)

But that was OK, because he really enjoyed dancing, and was good at it.

If only there had been a Dancing with the Doggie Stars back then.

Friday, August 03, 2012

Cozy in a kayak

Frito was such a mariner.  He liked any kind of watercraft.

Even a somewhat unstable kayak, with just an itty, bitty cockpit.

Frito was such a buddy, and loved to be out on Tucker Pond.

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Assuming the position

Now Frito is all recovered from his cruciate ligament surgery.

And he is beginning a tradition.

Laying against Mom's leg on the recliner sofa.

Frito was certainly a trend setter ;-)

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Feeling better

According to the 2006 date on this photo, Frito would still have his cast on.

You just can't see it under his blanket.

But he is feeling better, and as usual, is unbelievably cute!