A great big humongous welcome to the R.O.A.R. Squads’ latest members: Edie, author of Am I Boring My Dog? and Frankie!
AND GUESS WHAT: If you happen to be in San Diego, CA tonight (Tuesday, June 15th, 5-9pm), head on over to the Canine Cocktails Party & Book Signing at the Phi Terrace Bar (Hotel Indigo) where Edie will be signing copies of Am I Boring My Dog? and Frankie will be… doing Frankie stuff . THAT SOUNDS LIKE SO MUCH FUN. If you go make sure you let me know, bring your dog… AND TAKE PICTURES.
Okay, more about Edie and Frankie below… thanks for taking part guys!
Handsome Devil: Frankie, a.k.a. Frankie Doodle, His Frankiness, Frankfurter, Franks, Bat Boy, Little Goofball…
About Edie: I’m a freelance writer, with a focus on food (I’m the Contributing Dining Editor of Tucson Guide), travel and dogs. I combine those last two interests as the Pet Travel Correspondent for KVOA TV in Tucson. You can read about my life BF (before Frankie) at EdieJarolim.com, and my life with and relating to Frankie at WillMyDogHateMe.com. Because he was my first dog and I was clueless about his alien species, Frankie inspired me to write Am I Boring My Dog: And 99 Other Things Every Dog Wishes You Knew (Alpha/Penguin).
About Frankie: Some dogs are sheepherders, some dogs are retrievers, but Frankie has a unique job as a book spokescanine and video star. He travels the world promoting Am I Boring My Dog? (check out the book trailer!). He has diabetes, which doesn’t cramp his style at all. I only mention it so others will know that the disease is worrying and annoying but very manageable.
Rescue: Frankie was rescued from Pima Animal Care under the aegis of Arizona Schnauzer Rescue, because there is no Cute Furry Dog of Indeterminate Origin Rescue group. Frankie and I eventually found each other through a long, rather circuitous route. I’d always loved dogs but resisted getting one for a long time because I used to travel a lot. Then I had lunch with a group of fellow food writers, one of whom, Rebecca, was also a dog rescuer. And that was that — although not immediately. Long story short: After about six months, Rebecca sent me a picture of the cute little guy. Resistance was futile.
Mayber Later: Frankie understands the word “toy” to mean one of his array of squeaky carrots and chiles — he’s very particular about the size and shape — and if I say “Frankie, get your toy,” he will bring one to me and we play with it. But sometimes he will just paw at the toy, look straight at me, and then walk away. He’s letting me know that he knows what I’m talking about when I say “toy” but that he prefers not to indulge me this time.
Definitely a Tough Guy: Another thing that cracks me up: Frankie’s a shy guy and when we’re out walking, Frankie avoids other dogs and other people. He’ll look down or hide behind me. But sometimes, when we’re safely past a large dog, he’ll stop, turn around, and look back at the dog as though to say, “I coulda taken you.” Occasionally he’s even walked a few steps in the direction of the scary dog, like he’s ready to pursue the enemy. The few times I’ve taken him up on the “pursuit” by walking with him in the direction he’s pulling, he backs away. But without looking chagrined in the slightest.
Where: Tucson, Arizona
Want to meet another gorgeous fluffy white dog? Check out Tricia and her gorgeous pup, Bennet from Virginia
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