Friday, October 2, 2015

FRANKLIN FRIDAY: MOM WENT TO GEORGIA AND YOU WON'T BELIEVE WHAT SHE GOT US

Hi! Hi, Every Buddy! Hi Hi Hi Hi Hi hihihihiihhihiihihihihihhiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii! I'm so excited I can't stop hi-ing.

It's me, it's me, it's me, Franklin the Bordernese, whose mom always needs to peepee.



Mom went to a far away place not too long ago. It's called Georgia. She was gone for about a year. She claims it was only part of a day.

Mom went to a place called Claxton. I Googled it after she left. I figured she went to get a world famous Georgia fruitcake.

Nope!
Anyway, you won't believe what she brought home with her. It's sooooo much better than a fruitcake.

You know I been missing my buddy Harper since he went to heaven. Harper can't ever be replaced, but we can have new family members.

MOM BROUGHT HOME A SISTER FOR ME!

Mom saw this picture


online at a place for rescued dogs. Mom didn't tell me what might happen in case it didn't work out. She didn't want me to be disappointed.

She thought this doggy looked perfect to be my sister. She named my sister Penla-la-peee. Oh. Mom says her name is spelled like this: Penelope. She already knows that's her name.

I remember when I came here to live. I found out I was moving into a castle with a Queen. A big man with pictures painted all over his skin carried me to the backyard. I thought he was the servant, and he kinda is, but he's really my human brother.

When Penelope got here, she was scared. She didn't wanna get out of the car. She finally got out and ran into the backyard. She was safe because we have a good fence. But she wouldn't come inside. She wouldn't let Mom get close to her. She didn't know she was moving into a castle and that our mom is the Queen.

Mom had to call my human brother for help. It was raining hard, and it was getting dark. Painted Brother was patient with Penelope. He followed her around the yard and talked to her and showed her a dog biscuit.

Penelope went under Mom's car in the garage. At least she was out of the rain, but she couldn't stay there all night. My big brother is the bravest, strongest big brother in the whole world. He's better than a fruitcake from Georgia, too. He got down on the floor of the garage and slid under the car. He helped Penelope get out from under the car. Then he carried her into the house.

He and Mom dried her with towels and made her warm and cozy. Brother cuddled her for a long time.

That's when I met her. I did everything I could to help, and I'm still helping her learn how to live in the castle. Mom says one really good thing about Penelope is that when she needs to go potty she always goes outside. She never goes in the house. I typed this part small because it's about personal stuff.

Penelope learns every single day. I showed her how to sit just perfict like the dog of a Queen should.

See! See! See!
This is my perfict royal dog sit.
I will teach this to Penelope.


I've written a lot now, so I will try to tell you more about Penelope next week.

Mom hasn't gotten many good pitchers of Penelope yet because she wiggles a lot. She doesn't know the perfict royal dog sit, but I just know she can learn it. I'll try to find at least one good pitcher of Penelope at our castle.

Here's my sister.
That big furry thing is my tail and one white paw.
Penelope isn't as furry as I am. She's soft and sleek.
She likes to kiss me.
She kisses Mom, too.
Sometimes we both kiss Mom at the same time.
It makes Mom happy.
Here's my sister.
I'm on the couch,
where royal dogs belong when we want to rest.
Penelope will learn about relaxing on the couch.
I'm tired now. I been working so hard to take care of Penelope.



Okay I love you bye-bye.


Franklin the Bordernese

Mom wants to ask you something. Here she is:

Without Googling it, do you know the name Penelope from Homeric poetry? Which character is she?

83 comments:

  1. Oh, that is so exciting!! She's beautiful! Just beautiful! Looks like she will adjust quickly to her new home. So happy for both you, Franklin, and the Queen. ;)
    No, I don't remember Penelope from Homer but probably should--LOL!

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    1. Think about Odysseus. Penelope is as pretty as she can be.

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    2. Okay--I had to cheat. 20 years and 108 suitors held at bay with no word from hubby--that jogged my memory--LOL! ;)

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  2. That is big news Franklin! Congrats on the new family member. I bet you'll be a great big brother! Enjoy getting to know your sister.
    Michele at Angels Bark

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  3. Penelope seems like a beautiful addition to your royal family--mazel tov!!

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    1. Thank you, Mrs. Ducky. Did you know that sometimes Mom wears the hat you gave to her?

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  4. Oh My Goodness !
    I am in HEAVEN !
    What a sweet little Penelope. I can't believe how wonderful you all look together.
    I am happy you like and accept her and she likes you.

    I think she was the wife who knitted and then took the stitches out every night ? but I could be messing this up.

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. Penelope is super sweet, and Mom says you are on the right track.

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    2. Franklin, when I read your very wonderful writing, I hear "Dug" the dog in the movie "UP' speaking. I hope you don't mind.

      xo, thehamish
      it feels funny to write this with out Watsons name.

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    3. thehamish, I know how you feel. I will forever always miss my buddy Harper. I don't mind if you hear a voice when I talk.

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  5. Franklin! What a good brother you are! The Queen said you would like to meet my hamster one day. I think you could make a new friend. You're so kind and smart I bet you could teach Cashew just like you're teaching Penelope.

    Love,
    Rachel

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    1. I will teach Cashew how to sit like a royal hamster.

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  6. Good story, I like a happy ending from the get-go. And no, I got to Google Penelope.

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    1. Yeah. Mom says that a lot to both of us.

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    2. Hi Janie and Franklin of course ... what fun - and what a great idea ... so pleased for you all ... I'm sure she's settling in so well - wonder who will own the couch in the coming months?! Have a very happy weekend together - cheers Hilary

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    3. The couch has plenty of room for every buddy, and there's another couch in the living room, too. And chairs!

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  8. She is an absolute beauty! Congratulations, Franklin. It must be so nice to have a sister. I hope you two will have lots of fun and not drive your mom crazy with too many antics:)

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    1. Mom says we've been real good. I understand that Penelope is younger and smaller than I am. I have to be a good big brother to teach her stuff.

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  9. Oh darn, that just made me so happy to read. I'm so glad Franklin got himself a sister! And of course I know who Penelope is! Did you ever read The Penelopiad?

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    1. I haven't read it, but Mom has. Mom says she loves Margaret Atwood. I don't know who that is. I hope she loves dogs.

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  10. Franklin, you are a great royal sitter and an even better brother. You and Penelope are both mondo gorgeous!

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  11. Hi, Franklin! It's your old buddy, Shady, the Florida fruitcake. I don't have much time to write today, but I wanted to leave a note and let you to know how happy I am that you got a sister. Just think - the devil went down to Georgia and mom went up to Georgia. (snicker-snort snicker-snort snicker-snort) Penelope's real purty and I know you will have fun teaching her everything you know about posing for pictures and living in the castle with the Queen. Have a super weekend, good buddy!

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    1. Thanks, Mr. Shady. We are happy together. My friend Willy Dunne Wooters will visit me this weekend. Maybe he'll say hi to Mom, too.

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  12. I just LOVE Penelope. And I love that you love rescue dogs. They're the best.
    R

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    1. I love that YOU rescue dogs. You never turn away a dog from your door.

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  13. You're a good mom, to make two dogs so happy. The first Penelope wove all day and unwove all night, in order to not finish the wedding cloth and have to marry the evil king, all the while she waited for Homer to come back from his wars. Say hello to Penelope for me.

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    1. I said hi, but Mom says it was Odysseus who had to come back from the Trojan war.

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  14. Congratulations Franklin on you becoming a big brother. Enjoy your new family member.

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    1. Thanks! I am so happy to be a big brother.

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  15. Eep!!! How exciting for both you!!! Best of luck!!!

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    1. Eep! I like that noise. I'm going to make that noise all the time. Uh, maybe not. Mom says only one eep per day.

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  16. What a beautiful addition to your family, Franklin. You're a handsome dude, yourself. ☺
    Your Mom, the Queen and big brother sure know how to take good care of their fur kids.

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    1. We have a good family. My brother has doggies, too.

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  17. Yay, Franklin! Congrats on your new sister ;)

    Penelope is such a cutie!!!

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  18. What a wonderful addition to the family, Franklin! You know how to be a good big brother! Penelope will soon feel right at home! xo Nellie

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    1. I think she feels pretty good already. She just needs to learn some stuff about being royalty.

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  19. You've got a big job ahead of you, Franklin, but you're the right man-dog for it! When I see a good picture of Penelope, I'll cartoon her...'cause that's my job.

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    1. Mom says that will be cool. She loves your drawing of me, and your drawing of her with the funny swim cap still makes her laugh.

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  20. Adorable blog post. Thanks for sharing about the new addition to the family. :)

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  21. Hi Franklin! You sure are a cute boy! Congratulations on your new little sister. I'm sure she is going to be very, very happy in her new home. You're sweet to be so nice to her!

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    1. Yeah, I know I'm cute. You don't have to tell me. I think my sister is happy already.

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  22. Awwwwwwwwwwwww! LOVE her! And love you, Janie, for taking her in :) Looking forward to hearing more about Penelope!

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    1. She just came in the office with a doggy toy. The toys felt neglected because Franklin isn't interested in them. Penelope loves them.

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  23. Congrats on your new baby! She's beautiful!

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    1. We are so pretty in our house. All of us, even Mom.

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  25. Now that's great news, Franklin (smile). Don't work too hard.

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    1. A dog's gotta do what a dog's gotta do.

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  26. You're too cute, Franklin! You're going to be a great big brother! This is so exciting and congratulations!

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    1. Thank you, Jessica. You are my friend.

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  27. You will be a great brother to Penelope and in no time she will learn how great it is to live with you and your mummy who treats you like a prince

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    1. Mrs. Jo-Anne! You are so smart. I didn't think of it before, but if Mom is our queen then I am Prince Franklin. Wow!

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  28. Oh man this post is not helping me fight the urge to get a dog right now. We lost both dogs last year and have been doglegs for a year now. I'm missing it but fighting the urge...

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    1. When the majority of dogs died, I decided I would not go looking for dogs. I would only adopt if a dog seemed to call out to me.

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  29. ♪ And they call it puppy love... ♪

    I'm so happy for you. And for Penelope. Whenever an animal get rescued from a shelter, it's cause for celebration. And when an animal becomes part of a happy family, it's even better.

    Have a super weekend.

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  30. So happy for you Franklin. Our little Polly is kind of lonely, as her big sister Izzy went to sleep not to long ago. So happy that your new sister called out to Mom.

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    1. Polly needs a friend, too, Mrs. Linda Kay. Maybe you should visit Georgia and get a doggy instead of a fruitcake. You might even find a doggy closer to where you live.

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  31. Moving into a new house, with strangers!, can be scary. You're a good boy, Franklin, to make Penelope feel more at ease. Sounds like your human brother and the Queen are pretty awesome, too!

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    1. My big brother and Mom are the bestest big brother and mom in the whole world.

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  32. It's Ulysses wife:) I believe anyway. Oh she seems so lovely and she will get comfortable in no time flat. How wonderful of you and your family to give her a home she needs. Her big brother will watch over her.

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    1. Yes, though I say Odysseus because I learned the Greek rather than the Roman names. We love our little Penelope.

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    2. I was trying to recall his Greek name and couldn't-thanks for the recall:)

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  34. Aw, yay! So glad you have a sweet, new doggie. And so glad for Penelope that she has a safe, good, forever home. What a doll she is! I can see why you were drawn in by her picture :)

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  35. When I saw that title I was hoping and hoping for you.I couldn't scroll fast enough and barely let myself get distracted by that fruitcake. Congratulations and have a wonderful time!

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    1. We enjoy her so much. She learns more everyday.

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  36. Congrats on the new family member!!!! That is AWESOME!!

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    1. Thank you. She is awesome. A little less frightened each day.

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  37. Hi hi hiiii! You got me so excited I'm uncontrollably hiiiing too. I love a good adoption story, but then again, I've got 3 (had 4 but one passed last year). I'm a firm believer in dog brothers/sisters keeping each other company. Cheers to Penelope! She's so pretty!

    (Yeah, I know, you can hereby revoke my man card. Don't care. Worth it)

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    1. You don't need the man card because you get a super man card for being so cool and nice.

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  38. She's beautiful!!! Is she a mix? She looks like she's got a bit of springer in her. :) Congrats!!!

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    1. I'm sure she's a mix, but I don't know what she is. Online it said she's a border collie mixed with a Bernese mountain dog. That's what Franklin is, and they are quite different. My son thinks she has some bulldog in her. She has an adorable underbite.

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  39. Beautiful and happy dogs make everyone happy. The only reason I remember Penelope is from the old Kirk Douglas Ulysses movie

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    1. I never saw the movie, but I read The Odyssey more than once.

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