Friday, February 16, 2007

Frannie Finds Her Furever Home!!!

Frannie has been in her Furever home for almost 1 whole week now and her new mom and dad say she is settling in wonderfully and her fur-brother, Gus, couldn't be more happy with the new addition to the family. Here is what Her new family has to say about her...

I wanted to let you know that she is adjusting very well. Much better than we had thought. Gus and her get along real well already. They had their moment last night when we got home and this morning she got a little irritated with Gus, but it was expected (Gus was being a little too nosey).

They have been running all over the house and rough-housing in the family room downstairs while we watch HGTV. They take turns hopping up on the king-size futon to play "King of the Mountain" pouncing and wrestling. I have some cute pictures to share once I get them loaded onto the computer. Frannie also seems to be doing good with house-training. We take her out after she drinks and eats and so far, no accidents. She got excited this morning when she first saw me and did a very tiny submissive pee but not a lot and held the rest for outside. She is also doing excellent with the cat. MUCH BETTER than Gus ever did! She basically leaves Mala alone. They sit and stare at each other but Frannie stays a good distance apart. We went for a nice long walk early this morning and she did great on the leash.

If ever Brian and I go out of town my brother-in-law Jeff comes to watch Gus so this afternoon him and his roommate Eric came over to meet Frannie. She was great with them. Very friendly and since Jeff loves dogs, he immediately took to Frannie. They were cuddling on the couch for a long time while we had tea and chatted. But all in all, it is working out great. I don't have any worries with her and Gus.

She appears to like the hardwood floor much better! We will hear a little "thud" and know she plopped down on the floor for a rest.

She learned how to kiss on command today. All we have to say is, "Kisses!" and her and Gus both plow into us and smother us with puppy kisses. She also was caught kissing Gus this afternoon while he was sleeping. She'll run up and just lick his lips and them run away.

She has pretty much claimed his bed in front of the window. She can rest her head on the windowsill and watch the people walk by.

Last night before bed, Gus, her and Brian all were sharing the couch and the electric blanket so I think she is really fitting in well. We absolutely love her.

Monday, February 12, 2007

HI,.. Kya Here,.. I have Some Good News!!!


I have some Great News!!,.... but I Promised Frannie I Wouldn't Tell!! ,...

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Frannie Sporting her Bandana

Frannie and Kya Enjoy the Crate Together

Frannie is now so comfortable in her crate that she goes in on her own accord!! I am so proud of her.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Frannie plays dress-up

Ha, I couldn't resist. Frannie just looked like she wanted to wear a sweatshirt so I had to comply. She was a trooper, while I slipped the sweatshirt over her head and pulled her paws through the sleeves Frannie just stared at me with those big brown eyes wagging her tail. Her willingness to play dress-up really speaks volumes about her happy-go-lucky personality.

Frannie's First Snow

Frannie got to experience her first snow with us this week. She absolutely loved it! When we stepped out to go for a walk she tried to maintain the normal loose-leash walking that she normally does but the snow was simply too exciting, she would break out in puppy glee every so often, wiggling with delight while bouncing in and pawing at the snow. Then it seemed like she was able to regroup and walk nicely for a few feet but two seconds later she would loose herself in happiness again and do her little "snow-dance." I laughed out loud at her while we walked. She and Kya played in the snow for hours. Frannie's favorite thing to do is to push a ball through the snow with her front two feet like a snow plow. Hopefully the snow sticks around for awhile, she will be sad to see it go.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Frannie's greatest attribute is her laid-back affectionate demeanor. She would sleep in your lap all day if you let her and she is fine with being completely manhandled; pull on her tail, her feet, her ears, etc. and she barely glances in your direction. She readily allows you to pet her while she is eating and take bones right out of her mouth. She was at my parents house for x-mas where she met my 2 yr-old nephew. She was wonderful with him, letting him give her big bear hugs and lots of petting, and she gave him lots of doggie kisses in return. She only jumps up on people on very rare occasions, maybe if you have a piece of steak in your hand....but even then, probably not. She walks really well on leash, rarely pulls with just a basic buckle collar on. She rides really well in the car, sleeping for the entire 3 hr drive home last weekend. She is smart too. In just a few short weeks with me she has mastered, sit, down, wait (at the door), go potty, and come when her name is called. She starts Begginer Doggy School on Jan 11th so stay tuned for her future accomplishments.

She is a little timid of new dogs, for about 2.5 seconds, when they first meet but then runs and plays with the best of them. She especially has fun playing with Kya, my 7mo IBR English Setter Mix. Those two get along very well. Just last night Kya was merrily chewing a bone that she had ever so delicately propped up on Frannie's butt for a prime munching angle and Frannie just sat there and let her get away with it.
Also, while at my parents house for x-mas, she met my mom's 5mo-old Bischon puppy, who is nothing short of obnoxious, Frannie took all of his in-your-face puppy bites in stride. He was clamped on to one of her ears for most of the weekend and she didn't seem to mind one bit.

I think Frannie would do best in a multiple dog household or in a home where someone was home with her most of the time. She does not like to be left alone and will cry until she breaks your heart if you do leave her. When we leave her with Kya she doesn't cry at all, so the company of another dog is enough to keep her happy during the times when you can not be home with her. She is finally over her fear of dog crates and stays in one comfortably next to Kya while we are at work all day.

She almost has the potty training thing down. She used to have a few pee accidents while we were at work, but now that she is OK with being crated, she has been accident free for 1 whole week!! I know she is going to get there soon so don't let this minor flaw stop you from inviting her in to your home. She is a people dog, and although she likes to play with other dogs, would usually choose being petted, or cuddled by a human over rough-housing with another dog. She has giant brown puppy eyes that will melt your heart. And a very gentle disposition. Can you find room in your heart to give her a forever home?

Thursday, December 21, 2006

All I Want For Christmas Is,......

Frannie is really starting to come out of her shell and loves the dog parknow. She is much braver with new people as well.

Monday, December 11, 2006

It's,... ME!!!

She really is adorable, and smart, she learned 'sit' in one
session with me last night, and I am sure we can work through her separation issues.

She loves people, just likes to have her head in your lap, and she follows me everywhere.