Friday, November 16, 2018

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

Gentle Readers . . . and Maxwell,

Can you believe it's been a little more than three years since Penelope came to live with us? Franklin and I want to commemorate her arrival by rerunning the post that he wrote about her, which first appeared on October 2, 2015.

We love you, Penelope.


Infinities of love,

Janie Junebug


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.



I'm tired now. I been working so hard to take care of Penelope.





Okay I love you bye-bye.



Franklin the Bordernese

44 comments:

  1. I remember this post. So fun. Please say hi to Penelope and Franklin for me.

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    1. It's me me me me, Franklin. I will tell Penelope that you said hi.

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    1. Mom says it flies when we're having fun. I guess we are.

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  3. Franklin, you make homecoming homier. Your Mom and Penelope are lucky to have you.

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  4. I think about this post whenever I see the Queens post pop up. Your Mum/Queen is so lucky to have you both as you are so lucky to have her.

    cheers, parsnip and badger
    Truffles and Agatha say woof !

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    1. Woof and woof back to those sweet doggies. One woof from me and one from Penelope.

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  5. Hi Janie - enjoy yourselves one and all - cheers Hilary

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  6. Has it been over three years already? Goodness! She did fit in to the family. :)

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    1. Mom thought it had been two years, but I corrected her. I guess I'm her editor.

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  7. Awwww! Franklin, you are a good furry brother to Penelope. I love your pitchers :D

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    1. Thanks. Do you have a donkey for a pet?

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    2. Ha ha! Franklin, you are funny! I AM a donkey!!

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  8. Wow! That was a fast three years! Keep those doggie kisses coming, Franklin, and you'll keep a smile on your Queens' face. So... has Penelope learned how to do that "perfect royal dog sit?" You truly do look regal.

    (Such a sweet post!)

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    1. The sad truth is that my little sister has never learned the "sit" command. Me and Mom have tried all sort of ways to teach her. She never does it. She just gets big scaredy eyes.

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  9. Awwwww!!! What a fun and sweet post. Warmed me right up on this cold, snowy day. Such a wonderful, furry brother to sweet Penelope. The time sure passes quickly!

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    1. Even though I like to tease my little sister, I loves her.

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  10. You got a purty sister, and she got a hand sum brother. Your human is beauty full too.
    Love.

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    1. What nice things you say. I like the hat you wear in your pitcher.

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  11. Aw, what a sweet post! Franklin is a great buddy.

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  12. I could have sworn I left a comment on this post but it's not here. Hmmm. Well, just wanted to say thank you for re-posting this. So sweet!

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  13. Aren't fruitcakes only about a step and a half up from candy corn?

    They make good doorstops, though.

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    1. Mom says if a bad person tries to break into our house, we can hit him in the head with a Georgia fruitcake.

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  14. Wow. Three years already? I bet Penelope is a lot more comfortable than she was when she first came :)

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    1. Yeah, she feels lots better now, but she's still shy. I'm the friendly one. Mom is the royal one.

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  15. WHAT PRETTY PUPS! Thanks for sharing again!

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  16. Just darling, Janie! I love your Franklin and Penelope posts!

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  17. Penelope looks so sweet. I hope she's adjusting to her new home. I had no idea Georgia had world-famous fruit cake. I have to go find me some now. :)

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  18. 2015... seems like yesterday. Well, all I know is that a furry friend beats a human friend, unless you're the furry friend and you've got a human friend that lives you and you call Mama.

    Blue, Mongo the Fat Cat and his sister Pebbles

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