I always knew Franklin was a huge presence here, from the moment he walked in the door at 8 weeks old. Since Lucy was here first, her behavior has stayed pretty much the same over the years. Rudy, OTOH, hadn't know life here without Franklin. I think it will be interesting to watch him evolve and eventually become the big brother.

One thing is that I thought Rudy was an early riser. Our alarm goes off at 6 M-F, so he gets up then, which I expect from the pee-machine. Here it is Saturday, with no alarm, and there was no big black tail thumping against the bedroom wall at 6:45-7. I think we slept until 8:30, and then it was DH who needed to get up, not Rudy.
DH dripped some latte foam on Rudy this morning, and there was nobody to lick it off. At least not immediately. Lucy finally decided it was a good idea.
No singing to the coffee grinder, Law and Order or a bunch of other sounds.
My weird little Carey cat is now obsessing over Rudy, since she doesn't have Franklin to climb onto anymore. Rudy is not quite as tolerant as Franklin, and she's not liking that.
Rudy has graduated to have his food bowl in Franklin's drawer. He's still a bit confused about it, but I think he'll be in the groove in a few days. I still reach for 3 Itty Bitty Buddy Biscuits at bedtime, but I know I'll adjust eventually.
Franklin was not a barker, but his presence was so big that nothing was quiet. There's no more scrambling for the perfect toy to take outside with him on a potty break, then sitting and chomping on it, acting like he had never gotten outside in the last year.
So many things, so many thoughts.

Janet Boss
www.bestfriendsdogobedience.com
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On 2007-09-08 12:29:33 -0400, Janet Boss
Franklin was not a barker, but his presence was so big that nothing was quiet.

We sure know that feeling and it never really leaves us, no matter how our lives are filled by other dogs. Each dog has such a strong personality and presence.
Thank you for sharing some of Franklin's gifts.
I always knew Franklin was a huge presence here, from the moment he walked in the door at 8 weeks old.

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So many things, so many thoughts.

Thanks for sharing your Franklin thoughts, Janet. Not a whole lot any of us can say except we understand.
many hugs to you,
td
I always knew Franklin was a huge presence here, from the moment he walked in the door at 8 weeks ... chomping on it, acting like he had never gotten outside in the last year. So many things, so many thoughts.

Boy, do I know what you mean. I'm sorry you have to adjust to these changes.
Mustang Sally
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So many things, so many thoughts.

I always loved Franklin stories and pictures. I'll never forget the picture of him and his sibs at their 1-year-old birthday party!

Catherine
& Zoe the cockerchow
& Queenie the black gold retriever
& Max the pomeranian
& Rosalie the calico cat
I always loved Franklin stories and pictures. I'll never forget the picture of him and his sibs at their 1-year-old birthday party!

Yeah, that's a favorite of mine too.
I'm one of those people who never gets around to ordering pictures, but I finally ordered this one yesterday:
http://www.gondolinretrievers.com/Photography/FCRSpecialties/FCRSA05/Hunt /7-WCALand/25-24/pages/KH7C2482.html

Janet Boss
www.bestfriendsdogobedience.com
I always loved Franklin stories and pictures. I'll never forget the picture of him and his sibs at their 1-year-old birthday party!

Yeah, that's a favorite of mine too. I'm one of those people who never gets around to ordering pictures, but I finally ordered this one yesterday: http://www.gondolinretrievers.com/Photography/FCRSpecialties/FCRSA05/Hunt /7-WCALand/25-24/pages/KH7C2482.html

That is a great picture.
Karla
I always loved Franklin stories and pictures. I'll never forget the picture of him and his sibs at their 1-year-old birthday party!

Yeah, that's a favorite of mine too. I'm one of those people who never gets around to ordering pictures, but I finally ordered this one yesterday: http://www.gondolinretrievers.com/Photography/FCRSpecialties/FCRSA05/Hunt /7-WCALand/25-24/pages/KH7C2482.html

thats a very good picture!
I'm one of those people who never gets around to ordering pictures, but I finally ordered this one yesterday: http://www.gondolinretrievers.com/Photography/FCRSpecialties /FCRSA05/Hunt /7-WCALand/25-24/pages/KH7C2482.html

If you want to make your own posters, here's a neat site: http://www.blockposters.com /

Matt. Rocky's a Dog.
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