Sunday, January 27, 2013

Happy 13th Birthday Frankie

Since Rigby is taking some time off, resting and having a quiet week, she decided that this week Frankie could take the spotlight as the subject of her blog.  Thanks for sharing with your big brother, Rigby!

Today is Frankie's 13th birthday, he's become the wise, old dog at our house.  When he came to us at almost 4 years old we never imagined we'd still have him 9 years later!

At the WCA parade for rescue dogs.
Although Frankie's conformation and traits are far from the Weimaraner breed standard he is a proud and beautiful dog who always attracted attention everywhere I took him and his enthusiasm and silly antics often had people laughing at his crazy behavior.

Trying to find the biggest stick he could carry.
Attacking a stuffed toy during a photo shoot.

Frankie loved agility and it's sad that he had to retire at only 7 years old and very shortly after he started competing.  You can see the fun he had in these photos.

Just a bit of clearance over that jump!
He learned to tuck and glide over the jumps!
Check out those ears!

Loving the tunnel!
Frankie loves to curl up in a blanket and take a nap and always wants to be near Dan or me on the couch.  Every night at 3:00 a.m. he crawls into bed next to me under the covers.

Resting on the couch.
Waking up in the morning.
Our handsome guy!
Look closely, he's in there!

Dan and I have said that we hope the rescues that come into our life get to spend at least half their life with us and Frankie has far exceeded that goal.  We cherish every moment with this wonderful, loving dog and are so happy to wish him a HAPPY 13TH BIRTHDAY!

Dan with Frankie and Sister.
Frankie and me.
Frankie and Rocky.
Frankie after showing in the Veteran's Obedience Class at WCOTC.

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